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Talk about turning lemons into lemonade! Serena Williams was forced to drop out of the French Open due to an injury preventing her from playing even at 50%. But she's not staying down. Get into what she's saying now inside...
She had been kicking a** and taking names all tournament. About an hour before she was set to handle up on her non-rival Maria Sharapova at the 2018 French Open yesterday, Serena announced she was withdrawing from the tourney.
Despite pushing through pain and injury to make it to the quarterfinals, the 36-year-old said she still wasn't even at 50% due to her pectoral injury. And it was best she fell back and retired from the tourney.
Maria, who is on a comeback journey after being penalized for doping, lucked up and advanced. Serena gave a heartfelt press conference about just how not ideal the situation was.
Today, the 39-time Grand Slam winner - the most Grand Slam titles in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles combined amongst active players - is giving us a peek at her recovery efforts. While awaiting her MRI, the new mom posted about feeling frustrated, but optimistic because it can only go up from here:
“It’s been incredibly frustrating, but also I’m excited because I feel like I’ve been playing really, really well, and I can only go up ... Hopefully you guys will be there to continue to cheer me on. I love you guys.”
Her latest Ig Stories have been all about keeping a positive attitude:
Serena’s update while waiting to get an MRI: “It’s been incredibly frustrating, but also I’m excited because I feel like I’ve been playing really, really well, and I can only go up ... Hopefully you guys will be there to continue to cheer me on. I love you guys.” pic.twitter.com/eUth8TTgcz
— Alysha Tsuji (@AlyshaTsuji) June 5, 2018
Something tells us she's coming back better than ever. Get better soon, 'Rena!
The 2018 CFDA Awards went down in Brooklyn last night and we've rounded up all the YBFers who were hits (and possible misses) on the carpet. Peep the looks inside...
Each June, the international fashion community honors the best and brightest in American design at the CFDA Fashion Awards. And celebs stepped out to celebrate all of the fashion heavy hitters in the game at the at Brooklyn Museum in NYC last night.
Before making her way to the carpet, Ciara shut the NYC streets down as she posed it up for an impromptu photoshoot in an off-the-shoulder Monse dress and Paul Andrew shoes that showed off her killer legs.
She was joined by footwear designer Paul Andrew before making her way to the carpet:
We're loving the look.
Black Panther star Lupita Nyong'o kept it fab in a Versace cage mini dress with bubble hemline, encrusted beading and Swarovski crystal elements from the Atelier Versace Spring 2018 collection, accessorized with a matching neck piece. The Kenyan beauty finished her look with shimmery gold lippie using Lancôme’s L'absolu Gloss in shimmery deep bronze Vertige and pressed metallic "Kissed By Gold" pigment into the center of the lips for a gradient effect.
She was tapped to present Versace honcho Donatella Versace with the International Award.
Aww! When queens stan over queens.
OK Whoopi! "The View" co-host made a bold statement on the carpet in a hot pink pantsuit and matching wide brim hate created by Chrisitian Siriano. We feelin' it?
"black-ish" actress Tracee Ellis Ross rocked this pink and black tiered dress by Carolina Herrera created by designer Wes Gordon, who served as her date for the event. Not our favorite look on the Golden Globe winner.
Pregnant Chanel Iman served up sophisticated sexy in a black high slit Nicole Miller dress.
The model and her NFL hubby Sterling Shepard's are welcoming their first child together.
Model Winnie Harlow and Formula 1 racecar driver Lewis Hamilton are still fueling dating rumors. The twosome popped up on the CFDA Awards carpet together looking very much like a couple.
Hmm...is this their first (un)official red carpet event together? Mmhmm....
She showed off her model skills in a Tommy Hilfiger one-shouldered gown.
Winnie made her rounds, snapping it up with Kim Kardashian West, who was honored with the first ever Influencer award during the ceremony, and British Vogue editor-in-chief Edward Enniful.
Model Joan Smalls had a fashion moment. The runway star rocked Brandon Marshall's pre-spring fuschia leopard jacquard ball skirt, classic tee with skoal can imprint, and the brand's new jewelry in collaboration with Swarovski.
This is a BOMB look. Effortless, yet amped.
Model Jourdan Dunn stuck a pose in a floral number by Michael Kors.
Lady in red!
Runway slayer Naomi Campbell was all about fringe in a Calvin Klein number before she accepted the Fashion Icon Award! Woot!
Naomi's longtime friend Lee Daniels presented her with the prestigious awards. Congrats Naomi!
Lee also brought his son Liam on the carpet.
Media mogul Oprah, rocking Brandon Maxwell, presented Edward Enninful with the Media Award. Congrats!
Model Jasmine Sanders, who has been all loved up with her BAE Terrence J on social media, made her way to the event in a black Vera Wang babydoll dress.
"Luke Cage" actress Rosario Dawson went for a glam look in a Studio 189 gown, Brother Vellies shoes and Forevermark jewls.
Fashion maven/NFL free agent Victor Cruz, who's currently dating "Claws" star Karrueche, came out to show support. We know how much he loves the fashion game.
"The Daily Show" host Trevor Noah cleaned up nicely.
Spiderman: Homecoming actress Laura Harrier served up an edgy look in a Sies Marjan Fall 2018 ensemble. Loving the yellow alligator heels too.
Singer Kehlani changed her look a bit, styling in a bright yellow 3.1 Phillip Lim dress accessorized with Tiffany & Co. jewels.
Fab looks mostly all around!
Photos: Getty/Instar/Pacific Coast News/Instagram
Model Adwoa Aboah had to call out fellow model Winnie Harlow after she posted up a caption praising Kim Kardashian West for inspiring and empowering women. Check it inside...
Sometimes you have to give it to your friends/associates straight talk, no chaser.
That's what supermodel Adwoa Aboah just did. The Nigerian beauty, who recently covered VOGUE magazine, was scrolling down her timeline and came across this pic of Winnie Harlow hanging out with Kim Kardashian at the 2018 CFDA Awards where Kim was awarded the Influencer Award.
Winnie posted up a caption on Instagram praising Kim for "inspiring women" to "be themselves."
"One of the realist and most down to earth people in any industry I’ve ever been around, I always Love being around you," Winnie captioned. "Thank you for being you. If anyone understands not initially being accepted in an industry you adore like I do, it’s you! And now the Influencer Award at the @cfda ‘s?!? No one can ever take that away from you! Keep inspiring woman around the world to be themselves Unapologetically. Against every naysayer you’re you and i adore your strength love you @kimkardashian Congratulations!"
Adwoa, who models for Rihanna's Fenty Beauty, hopped in Winnie's comments. She asked,
"Is this a joke babe...In what world has she inspired women to be themselves? She is no icon nor an influencer and I find it completely crazy that anyone would think she was @winnieharlow."
Sounds like she's not drinking the Kim K. kool-aid. And she clearly doesn't care about those caping for Kim coming for her.
As for whether Winnie has hung out with Kim outside of industry events, or if they've had meaningful conversations and made memories together? We don't know.
But, Winnie is riding hard for the KKW Beauty creator. She hopped on the opportunity to defend her girl:
Kim also hopped in the comments section, likely since Adwoa was busy asking questions we want answers to. Here's what she said:
During Kim's acceptance speech, she revealed she was shocked she won the award because she's always naked.
“I am kind of shocked that I am winning a fashion award when I am naked most of the time," she said to the audience. But this is seriously such an honor, so thank you to the CFDA for this award.”
Additional details have leaked about Janet Jackson's call to police to check on her son Eissa Al Mana while he was in his father Wissam Al Mana's care. And you will not believe what started this ish. Deets inside...
We told you Janet Jackson called the police on her estranged husband Wissam Al Mana for a welfare check on their 17-month-old son Eissa Al Mana. It all went down while the tot was with his father at the Nobu hotel in Mallbu, California over the weekend. And things are getting messy.
It was reported she called the police to check on her son after the nanny allegedly called her while locked in the bathroom because she was "terrified" of Wissam's alleged erratic behavior.
Now, more details are trickling in.
Apparently, this whole thing started over Wi-Fi and the Grammy Award winner ended up calling the cops TWICE over the weekend.
According to The Blast, the nanny called Janet - while holed up in a bathroom in tears - when the Qatari businessman wouldn't give her the password to the hotel's Wi-Fi. The nanny couldn't get service on her cellphone and Janet reportedly wanted communication. Apparently the nanny works for Janet and may have been trying to get Wissam in trouble, at least that's what The Blast's source is claiming.
Another source told PEOPLE the nanny was “unable to do her job and stay in communication during an instance when it was very necessary" and that's why Janet called the cops.
Not only that, we told you the Velvet Rope singer also believes drugs were involved. However, an official for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s office told The Blast there “was zero suspicion of drugs being used, and they were confused as to why Jackson made the allegation."
And get this...
Apparently, Janet's brother Randy Jackson is the one behind all of the drama. He's reportedly trying to give Janet an edge in court since she and Wissam are currently involved in a custody battle.
Stories initially surfaced that the nanny became frightened by Wissam's "aggressive behavior." The way the initial story went ... she was "terrified by his behavior and locked herself in a bathroom so she could contact Janet." That story did not come from Janet ... it came directly from her brother, Randy.
Sources connected to the former couple say Randy is fanning the flames of conflict to help Janet gain an edge in her custody case. They say her call had nothing to do with a terrified nanny. It was all about cell phone service, although she did drop a reference to drug use.
Doesn't look like this ish is going to end until they come up with a custody agreement. And it seems Janet may have a tough time convincing a judge to let her keep her son in the U.S. since he was born in London.
Janet's London custody case is contentious ... not because either parent thinks the other is unfit. Our sources say Janet's having trouble because she wants 1-year-old Eissa in the U.S. with her. Problem is ... Janet chose to move to London to be with Wissam and that's where Eissa was born. It was her decision to move back to the U.S. after they broke up, and that may be giving Wissam the edge.
Somebody come get Randy! It's enough going on without him stirring the pot.
Photos: Getty/Splash/Janet's IG
Will Smith is back for another round of hot lyrics. This time, he hopped on his son Jaden Smith's "Icon" remix and he killed it...in Spanish too. Take a listen to it, plus Jada Pinkett Smith opens up about how devastating it was for her when Jaden said he wanted to move out at 15 inside...
We told y'all Will Smith was back in the studio. And now, he's hopping on his son Jaden Smith's "Icon" remix.
The 49-year-old actor has released his own version of his son's track for the Reggaeton remix. And he killed it! He even rapped in Spanish, thanks to help from Nicky Jam, who appears on the original song with Jaden.
A few months ago, Will celebrated his son's song "Icon" reaching 100,000,000 streams on Spotify with a parody video. Check it:
Now, he's back with his own bars to liven up the track. And he learned a little español to work into the mix.
Take a listen below:
Will is also working with Nicky Jam on the FIFA World Cup song.
Yep. Big Will is ready for his music takeover.
By the way, "Icon" went gold last month and the 19-year-old rapper/actor brought the gold plaque he earned with him during the 2018 Met Gala.
In other Smith Family news...
Jada Pinkett Smith, her mother Adrienne Banfield-Jones, and her daughter Willow Smith welcome Jaden Smith for the lastest Red Table Talk discussion.
This week's topic was parenting. And Adrienne said Jada and Will's parenting style was very different from what she was used to. She mentioned Jada allowed Jaden to tell Adrienne what time he was going to sleep...and he was 8!
Since Jaden was born, Jada said she felt Jaden, her firstborn, was very mature for his age. So much so, she allowed him to move out of the house at the age of 15.
"At 15 years old, Jaden. I remember this day specifically. It was probably one of the most heartbreaking moments of my life," she said. "You got to a point here. You told me straight up—you were like, 'Mom, I have to leave here to live my life.'"
"I remember thinking to myself, as devastated as I was, I was like, 'He's right. The time is now. He's 15. It's time for him to leave the house," Jada continued.
Grandma Adrienne said she would have never agreed to Jaden moving out at 15.
Jada said she feels like every child is different and need different things. She said she understood Jaden needed to get out of the "bubble" he was living in.
"I knew. I told Will when Jaden was smaller," Jada said. "I said, 'We'll be lucky to keep him in the house 'til he's 16 because he was so mature," she recalled. "He could really manage his own life."
"Being in this lifestyle, in this world is a bubble and he wanted out and I understood that," the actress continued. "I knew that the sooner I let him go, the faster he was gonna come back."
Interesting. Peep the episode below:
Cardi B is gearing up to go to war with her ex-manager Klenord "Shaft" Raphael in court. She's countersuing him with accusations that he took advantage of her lack of knowledge of the music industry. Get the legal deets inside...
Cardi B isn't going down without a fight!
Back in April, we told you Cardi's former manager Klenord "Shaft" Raphael had pulled the trigger on a $10 million lawsuit for breach of contract after she let him go.
Now, the "Be Careful" rapper is clapping back...legally.
The "Bodak Yellow" rapper is now countersuing Shaft for taking advantage her being uneducated in the music business. She claims he was robbing her blind.
According to The Blast, Cardi filed her countersuit on June 1st where she revealed she trusted Shaft and his companies to propel her rap career. However, "that trust was abused." She's countersuing “for breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, accounting, unjust enrichment, and potentially other claims.”
The site reports:
She says that despite him having a duty to act in her best interest, he took advantage of her “trust and naiveté and persuaded her to sign contracts and to enter into deals in which Mr. Raphael attempted to take an unreasonable and unconscionable portion of [her] earnings in the entertainment industry for himself.”
She claims to still be learning the extent of the “overreaching and mismanagement committed” and is continuing to investigate.
The docs go on to state, “It appears that Plaintiff took advantage of an inexperienced young woman with considerable talent and charisma, but with a limited education who lacked experience in the age-old exploitative market of the entertainment industry.”
Cardi B does not deny Raphael played a part in her professional development but she says he “grossly exaggerates” his role.
In 2015, Cardi B says she signed her deal with Raphael’s company — without a lawyer — which provided her former manager with a 20% cut of her earnings. She says he breached their deal by failing to provide monthly accounting, failed to appoint an independent business manager and for not providing her with adequate payments owed to her.
Cardi accuses him of putting an entity he controlled as a middle party between her and Atlantic Records. She claims the company collected 50% of Cardi’s record royalties and required her to sign all copyrights to the company.
Let this be a lesson to other aspiring entertainers to have all their ducks in a row when it comes to signing contracts and inking deals. It's a dog eat dog world and folks will suck you dry if you let them.
In music news...
Rita Ora just dropped the visuals for her track "Girls," featuring Cardi, Bebe Rexha and Charli XCX. Check it out above.
By the way, Cardi is set to hit the stage to headline Atlanta's ONE Music Fest in September. This will likely be her first post-pregnancy performance.
Ayesha Curry will be returning to television to host a new competition show on ABC that involves two of her favorite things: family and food. Get the deets on her new show, plus details about Meghan Markle's first royal engagement with Queen Elizabeth II inside....
When does Ayesha Curry ever take a break?
The pregnant wife of Steph Curry will be making a return to television with a brand new gig. The 29-year-old mom will host and executive produce ABC's new cooking-competition series "Family Food Fight," based on the Australian format of the same name.
The series will show 8 families from across the U.S. who will battle it out to determine which family is the country's TOP food fam, according to Variety. Not only will they be competing for the family food crown, they'll also be in the running for a $100,000 grand prize. Nice!
Ayesha and her belly hopped on Instagram to personally announce the show and what it entails:
I’m cooking up a new show with @abcnetwork! I can’t wait for you all to see #FamilyFoodFight – a competition featuring 8 families who will battle for the title of America’s No. 1 Food Family. Not only will they win the title…they will also win $100,000! More deets to come! #pregnantladiesgetitdonetoo
The premiere date has yet to be set, but we'll keep you posted.
This isn't Ayesha's first time in front of the cameras. She co-hosted ABC's "The Great American Baking Show" before it was canceled due to sexuall allegations brought up against judge Johnny Iuzzini. She also hosted her own show, "Ayesha's Homemade" on the Food Network.
In royal news...
Meghan Markle has been on royal duty with her new hubby Prince Harry.
Now, she's gearing up for her first solo royal engagement...alongside Queen Elizabeth II!
According to the royal family's website, the Duchess of Sussex will join the Queen on June 14th for several events, including officially opening the Mersey Gateway Bridge in Cheshire, opening the Storyhouse Theater in Chester and attending a lunch held at the Chester Town Hall.
Attending the Storyhouse Theater opening is right down Meghan's alley as she was an actress on the "Suits" series. Meghan and the Queen will commemorate the launch of the 1-year-old theater, which also serves as a library, cinema and community center. The Duchess of Sussex and the Queen will also get a chance to meet young performers during the visit.
Meghan's sister-in-law Kate Middleton also accompanied the Queen on royal engagements 9-months after she married Prince William. Meghan and Harry ties the knot last month.
The royal engagement news with the Queen comes after Meghan's first public engagement as a royal after marrying Prince Harry. She attended agarden party to celebrate her father-in-law Prince Charles. It was there first engagement together as a married couple.
Photos: Getty/Ayesha's IG
Regina Hall was being honored with an award, so her bestie Sanaa Lathan not only tagged along, but introduced her during the ceremony. Peep their bestie behavior, plus highlights from Regina's speech inside...
20 years after meeting on the set of The Best Man, Sanaa Lathan and Regina Hall are still two peas in a Hollywood pod. Loves it!
Regina was being honored with the Inspiration Award at Step Up's 14 annual Inspiration Awards held at Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel recently. And she had Sanaa by her side to celebrate.
The YBF baddies hit the carpet together and served up #BlackGirlMagic effortlessly. Seriously, both ladies are in their 40s and they literally still look like they did in the first Best Man film.
"Had the pleasure of honoring my bestie @MoreReginaHall today at the Step Up inspiration awards," Sanaa captioned on Instagram."It’s an amazing organization that propels girls in communities to fulfill their potential by empowering them. So proud of u Regina! You inspire me & so many others. Congrats!"
Gotta love two successful black women supporting one another.
If you didn't know, Sanaa shaved her head bald for her role in the upcoming Netflix film, Nappily Ever After.
It's growing out and we're loving the mini 'fro action as well.
After receiving her award, she sat down with ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey - the woman we can thank for firing seemingly racist Roseanne Barr - to speak before a group of young people and female alumnae, who are a part of the Los Angeles based mentoring program Step Up.
The Girls Trip actress dropped a few gems that they all could use:
“We’re in a time of social media so I encourage our beautiful young girls to pursue excellence, not likes,” Regina said. “It’s really easy to look and compare yourself but who you are is so incredibly powerful. And you don’t have to look, think or be like anyone. You just have to love to your highest degree and pursue your highest best. And that shouldn’t be compared to anything.”
Watch Regina dish on a third Best Man film and more below:
We've rounded up some family flicks of your faves, Tia Mowry Hardrict, Russell Westbrook, John Legend, Chrissy Teigen and Pharrell Williams. Peep flicks of celebs having fun with the fam inside...
Mother-son bonding time! A month after giving birth to her baby girl, new mom again Tia Mowry Hardrict is getting in some quality time with big brother Cree Hardict.
The 39-year-old actress/chef and her 7-year-old son, who celebrates a birthday this month, posted up in their neighborhood with a lemonade stand to share some glasses of Wyler's Light lemonade for a refreshing treat.
Tia and her husband Cory Hardrictwelcomed their baby girlon May 5th. She shared a sneak peek at Baby Hardrict wearing a pink tutu. She said she will announce the baby's name and share a full face shot of her new bundle of joy on June 29th via her "Tia Mowry Quick Fix" show.
As for another new mom again...
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend love eating out.
We last saw Chrissy and John on a lunch date with their daughter Luna Stephens. This time, they left Luna at home for an adult outing.
The hand holding couple stepped out for lunch in Beverly Hills, sans the kiddies. They kept their ensembles pretty chill for the coupledom outing.
As for baby Miles Stephens...
He had some fun with his big sister Luna on the beach.
In baller and baby news...
Baby's day out!
OKC Thunder baller Russell Westbrook is enojying his offseason with his family. Russ, his wife Nina Earl Westbrook and their 1-year-old son Noah Westbrook invaded NYC recently and they took some adorable family flicks together.
Look at that face!
When he's not flexing on the court, he's flexing his dad skills out in these streets.
We haven't seen Pharrell Williams and his wife Helen Lasichanh in a while. They popped up in the stands at the French Tennis Open at Roland-Garros arena
In other news, P is releasing his new "N.E.R.D." Adidas NMD Hus on the way. According to Yeezy Mafia, a colorful new version of the N.E.R.D. sneaker will release Saturday, June 16th. It will be exclusively sold at the Z104 Shaggfest festival in Pharrell's home town of Virginia Beach.
No surprise here. Floyd Mayweather is still the world's highest-paid athlete. Deets on how his coinage adds plus and more inside....
They don't call him Floyd "Money" Mayweather for nothing.
The undefeated boxing champion ranks as the world's highest paid athlete for the FOURTH time in seven years.
Thanks to his highly successful fight against Conor McGregor in Las Vegas in August 2017, Floyd was able to bypass all of the world's athletes when it comes to financial gains. The fight landed him his 50th win and a LOT of cash.
Forbes breaks down how Floyd Mayweather continues to make bank:
It only took 36 minutes in the ring against Conor McGregor for Mayweather to earn $275 million (he added $10 million more outside the ring). The fight, pitting the biggest stars in boxing and UFC, generated 4.3 million pay-per-view buys and more than $550 million in total revenue from all sources. Mayweather earned three times as much as McGregor as the "A" side and his role as promoter, while McGregor was forced to share his cut with the UFC where he is under contract. The fight pushed Mayweather's career earnings to $1 billion, joining Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods as the only athletes to reach 10-figures in earnings. Mayweather padded his 2017 earnings with endorsement deals with Hublot and Tequila Avion ahead of the McGregor bout. Hublot released a limited edition of 100 watches, priced at $28,300, as well as 10 numbered editions of the Mayweather timepiece set entirely in yellow gold and adorned with more than 400 diamonds. The numbered edition cost $93,700 and both watches came with a boxing glove signed by Mayweather.
And we all know Floyd doesn't shy away from showing off just how much money he has:
— Floyd Mayweather (@FloydMayweather) June 2, 2018
Other YBFers making the Top 10 include NBA players LeBron James and Steph Curry, who are currently battling it out in the 2018 NBA Finals. Peep the Top 10 list below:
1. Floyd Mayweather Jr. ($285 million)
2. Lionel Messi ($111 million)
3.Cristiano Ronaldo ($108 million)
4.Conor McGregor ($99 million)
5.Neymar ($90 million)
6.LeBron James ($85.5 million)
7.Roger Federer ($77.2 million)
8.Stephen Curry ($76.9 million)
9.Matt Ryan ($67.3 million)
10.Matthew Stafford ($59.5 million)
We'd like to note, not one woman made the Top 100 of the world's highest paid athletes list. Not.One. The gender pay gap is real across the board.
Tennis star Serena Williams almost made the cut, raking in an estimated $18 million in earnings. With her new clothing line and her other endeavors, we're sure she'll nab a spot next year.
Jeremy Meeks and his heiress girlfriend Chloe Green are the proud parents of a baby boy. See the first pic inside...
F*ck bois seem to be winning.
#PrisonBae Jeremy Meeks went from the jail cell to the runway to luxuriating on yachts. Now he can check "having a baby by the daughter of a billionaire" off his list. Yeah, we'd say he's winning.
Jeremy and his Topshop heiress girlfriend Chloe Green just welcomed their first child together (Jeremy's 3rd), a baby boy they named Jayden Meeks-Green. He was born May 29th and he and his mother are doing well.
The 34-year-old convict turned model made the announcement via an Instagram post that reads:
We hinted at a baby bump back in March while they were roaming around LA. Following that outing, Chloe had her baby bump on full display while on a yacht just days before she gave birth:
Billionaire heiress Chloe Green seen pregnant with her former criminal fiancé https://t.co/R7JImkvqKH
— Metro (@MetroUK) May 22, 2018
By the way, Jeremy filed documents to separate from his then wife of 8-years Melissa Meeks in July 2017. He did it after he came across an interview where she said she had planned on divorcing him. Mind you, she found out about her husband's relationship with the heiress like the rest of us...online. He then filed for divorce in October 2017 citing "irreconcilable differences."
The divorce was finalized in March 2018 after Jeremy reportedly agreed to pay child support. He has to pay $1,000/month in child support and their 9-year-old son Jeremy Jr. will spend 30% of his time with his dad.
Congrats to the couple....
Alice Marie Johnson, 63, was just freed from prison after Trump signed a pardon for her release following a meeting with Kim Kardashian West. See her emotional reunion with her family, plus what everyone is saying about it all inside...
Alice Marie Johnson, a 63-year-old great-grandmother, is now free from prison after Donald Trump granted her clemency yesterday (June 6th) following a meeting with Kim Kardashian West.
Alice was a first-time non-violent drug offender who was given a life sentence without parole. She was released from federal prison in Aliceville, Alabama where she had been serving her sentence since 1996, serving over 21 years in prison. Her release comes a week after Kim trekked it to the White House to speak with Trump in the Oval House about her case and days after her 63rd birthday.
Cameras were rolling when Alice greeted her family waiting outside of the prison for her arrival. Grab your tissues!
"This is the greatest day of my life." Alice Marie Johnson embraces her family in an emotional reunion after President Trump commuted her life sentence. https://t.co/bMmTc5vwTjpic.twitter.com/AZeJDpaFTu
— CBS News (@CBSNews) June 7, 2018
"I feel like my life is starting over again," Alice said to reporters outside of the prison.
Aww! So touching.
She thanked Kim and promised Trump she would make him proud.
"I want to tell Kim, my angel, that you never gave up on me. You never gave up your fight. You were relentless and it has paid off beautifully for me and my family on this day," Alice told CNN. "I am going to make you proud that you gave me this second chance in life. And I will not disappoint the American public or the world that has so much faith in me."
After being released, Alice spoke to "Good Morning America" to explain how she felt when she first saw her family waiting for her outside:
"This moment right now is happening because President Trump had mercy on me": Alice Johnson speaks out to @GMA after being freed thanks to appeal by Kim Kardashian West. https://t.co/frqD7Ijo29pic.twitter.com/mwmGs66BcA
— ABC News (@ABC) June 7, 2018
So happy for her!
Kim tweeted about Alice's release, expressing how happy she is and that she plans to keep fighting for prison reform:
The phone call I just had with Alice will forever be one of my best memories. Telling her for the first time and hearing her screams while crying together is a moment I will never forget.
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) June 6, 2018
I hope to continue this important work by working together with organizations who have been fighting this fight for much longer than I have and deserve the recognition.
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) June 6, 2018
So grateful to @realDonaldTrump, Jared Kushner & to everyone who has showed compassion & contributed countless hours to this important moment for Ms. Alice Marie Johnson. Her commutation is inspirational & gives hope to so many others who are also deserving of a second chance.
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) June 6, 2018
We appreciate the fact she recognizes others have been doing this for a while, but didn’t always have privileged voices to be heard as loudly. So, we’re glad she used her privilege for good. Not everybody thinks it was purely for good though.
Folks are sharing their opinions about the release and it seems that most people aren't mad at the fact that Kim K was able to get this black women released from prison who was serving a ridiculous sentence. However, some people caution how dangerous it could be that a reality star can come in the White House, butter up Trump, and get what they want. And they feel like she has ulterior motives.
One person even tried to compare what Kim K did to The Carters, but "The Real" co-host Loni Love shut that down. Peep the tweets below:
Look at Kim K being a freedom fighter while Beyonce taxing y’all niggas to watch her and her washed up cheating husband perform songs from 10 years ago
— IG: Felz713 (@Felz_) June 6, 2018
Bey and Jay have paid bail for alot of folks fighting for the rights of all Americans..they are also producing a lot of documentaries about injustices in the system ... let’s not compare apples and oranges.. https://t.co/CiluIcDKCI
— Loni Love (@LoniLove) June 7, 2018
Alice Johnson is granted a long overdue clemency. Before we start lauding Kim Kardashian and the power of celebrity, let's remember the years of hard work Amy Povah and her organization has put into this and hundreds of others who are still waiting their turn.
— Danny Deraney (@DannyDeraney) June 6, 2018
White privilege is actually good for something. Imagine the conservative outrage if President Obama had pardoned Alice Marie Johnson because of a meeting he had with reality TV star Kim Kardashian. https://t.co/cPss4nCkFy
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) June 6, 2018
Kim Kardashian flattered Trump and offered him more promotion that he desperately needed. He has now pardoned Alice Johnson. The President of the United States is willing to do anything for someone with more Twitter followers and this should frighten you to the core.
— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) June 6, 2018
Remember, Trump has been transparent about using Kim Kardashian’s recent plea re: #AliceMarieJohnson to curry favor with black voters. Trump *does not* care about criminal justice reform or black people, for that matter. Let’s not confuse the right action for a good person.
— deray (@deray) June 7, 2018
We'd like to note, President Barack Obama granted clemency to 231 people in December 2016, which was the largest act of clemency by any U.S. president. Just thought we'd throw that out there.
After reading the tweets, what are your thoughts on Trump releasing this woman from prison because of Kim K? Sound off in the comments!
SPOILER ALERT! If you don't want to see anything from Beyonce and Jay Z's On The Run II Tour then stop reading here. For the rest of y'all, go inside for a sneak peek at their first show...
The world domination has begun! Beyonce and Jay Z kicked off their highly anticipated On the Run II Tour in Cardiff, Wales last night and spoilers have been trickling down our timelines.
Mrs. Carter opened up the show slaying in a custom LaQuan Smith ensemble while standing beside her husband as the crowd went bananas when they first appeared. Hov rocked a white Givenchy suit.
For a more gangsta look, Bey flossed in a custom Gucci x Dapper Dan jacket paired with a crystal black fishnet mask from Laroxx. Black designers for the win!
Love the outfits, however, the Carters' twins are all the talk today:
Everyone was going crazy on social media when flicks started popping up of Beyonce and Jay Z holding twin babies during their video intro. Flicks of the parents were displayed on the big screen with the slogan "Love Is Universal" in between them. Folks automatically assumed the twin babies in the video were their twins, Sir and Rumi Carter. FUN FACT: They twins will celebrate their first birthday June 13th.
But, there's controversy about whether the babies in the video are their actual twins.
Buzzfeed reached out to a rep of Beyonce's and they claim the picture of the Carters holding the twins are NOT Sir and Rumi. They report when they asked Bey's rep if that was Sir & Rumi in the pictures, the rep resonded, "It's not."
However, don't fret. The Carters did reveal a REAL photo of the twins and here they are below:
AndBeyonce's mother Tina Lawson confirmed this picture is a real picture of her grandbabies:
We learned Bey and Jay had a wedding renewal and thats where the picture of the twins all dressed up originated. Their daughter Blue Ivy was also in attendance. How did they get a whole wedding renewal ceremony past us?! Well, we know. Privacy.
OMG Rumi looks EXACTLY like Blue when she was a baby! And Sir looked too handsome in his white suit.
There are tons of videos and pictures from the first On The Run II show and we've rounded up a few. Peep the videos below, and be sure to swipe through our gallery of flicks from Beyonce's personal stash as well:
— On The Run II (@OTRIITour) June 7, 2018
— On The Run II (@OTRIITour) June 6, 2018
— On The Run II (@OTRIITour) June 6, 2018
— On The Run II (@OTRIITour) June 6, 2018
— On The Run II (@OTRIITour) June 6, 2018
— On The Run II (@OTRIITour) June 6, 2018
— On The Run II (@OTRIITour) June 6, 2018
Next Stop? Bey & Jay will take the On The Run II Tour to Glasgow, Scotland on June 9th.
Photos: Raven B. Varona via Beyonce.com/Instagram
It's Gemini season and it's time to celebrate with a few celebuspawns. Get into EJ Johnson and North West's birthday behavior inside...
It's Gemini season and EJ Johnson is celebrating his birthday in style.
The "Rich Kids of Beverly Hills" alum, son of Magic & Cookie Johnson, turned 26th on June 4th, so he hit the streets of West Hollywood to turn up at Poppy Club with his friends. The 'birthday queen' rocked a sparkly silver see-through jumpsuit topped with a white oversized blazer and white booties. It's clear EJ was dressed for a special occasion since he didn't rock his signature all black attire.
"I hereby declare my 26th year reigning my diamond year #birthdayqueen #teamthis," he captioned on Instagram.
Before he hit the streets....
EJ and his family - including his dad Magic Johnson, mom Cookie Johnson and sister Elisa Johnson - went out to dinner at Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills to celebrate his new year of life on the rooftop.
And here's EJ cutting up in the bathroom with his homies:
See the birthday messages his dad and mom posted on social media below:
Happy Birthday EJ!
Another YBF celebuspawn celebrating a birthday this Gemini season...
Birthday twins North West and her cousin Penelope Disick celebrated their upcoming birthdays with a joint unicorn-themed outdoor birthday bash held in Kourtney Kardashian's backyard. North will turn 5 next week and Penelope will turn 6 at the beginning of July.
By the way, North's dad Kanye West was in attendance to celebrate with his daughter.
The party featured "real" unicorns, pony rides, unicorn-inspired sweet treats, pool time, and fun colorful costumes for the festivities. The desserts featured unicorn-themed mini cakes, two massive unicorn cakes for the birthday girls, unicorn-themed cake pop ice cream cones and guests ate their treats on unicorn-shaped paper plates.
Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian's daughter Dream Kardashian was in the mix to celebrate with her cousins. Too cute.
And so was Travis Scott and Kylie Jenner's baby girl Stormi Webster:
Check out videos from the bash (where dad Kanye gets hype when it's time to blow out the candles) below:
We're sure little Miss North will have another birthday thrown just for her when her actual birthday rolls around next week.
Ed Hartwell is letting the world know he has a new woman in his life and she's pregnant with his baby. Meanwhile, his ex-wife Keshia Knight Pulliam is reportedly requesting he pay her attorney fees. Get those deets, plus catch up on why Kendra Wilkinson aired out her dirty laundry via social media inside...
Now that his divorce from Keshia Knight Pulliam has been finalized, Ed Hartwell is free to post his new main chick on his social media accounts.
The former NFL player posted up a series of flicks of his new woman, named Tonya Carroll, professing his love in the caption.
And get this, chick is PREGNANT with his baby. This will be his 3rd kid after fathering a baby girl with ex-wife Keshia Knight Pulliam and a son with his ex-wife Lisa Wu. We noticed in one of his hashtags, he gives a shoutout to his daughter Ella Grace. It appears he put his kids and her kids' names in a hashtag right after the "#usandourbabies" hashtag.
"My Baby, My Life, My Love, My True Queen #lifepartner #nothingwillbreakus #myrib #usandourbabies #EJCYLAHELLASEVYNN #foreverandalways #michasbeendropped," he captioned.
Tonya also posted an intimate shot of Ed holding her stomach while they were laying down, chilling:
It's unclear how many months along she is, but it dosn't look like she has much longer.
While Ed is all boo'd up with his new chick, his ex-wife is preparing to head back to court.
According to the Jasmine Brand, Keshia has filed paperwork requesting that Ed pay for her attorney fees that resulted from the divorce. And she's asking for a boat load of cash.
Her attorney fees almost total $100,000. Sheesh!
The site reports:
As of the last billing cycle in her counsel’s office, Ms. Pulliam incurred ninety-four thousand, three hundred, twenty-three and 04/100 dollars ($94,323.40) in attorney fees and expenses of litigation through March 28, 2018…Mr. Hartwell should be ordered to pay all of Ms. Pulliam’s attorney fees and expenses of litigation incurred in this case…
You'll recall, the couple shocked everyone when they announced they were engaged on New Year's Eve 2015. Weeks later, they were sharing flicks from their wedding ceremony that went down New Year's Day.
Their fairytale didn't last long though.
By July 2016, TheYBF.com exclusively reported Ed had filed for divorce from his then pregnant wife Keshia. The former "Cosby" actress gave birth to their daughter Ella Grace in January 2017. Their divorce was finalized in April 2018 and Keshia was granted primary custody of their daughter Ella.
It's been quite a roller coaster ride for these two in the last two years. Now, Ed is gearing up for fatherhood again.
Congrats to the couple...
Speaking of uncoupling...
Back in April, Kendra Wilkinson announced she was divorcing her husband of 10-years Hank Baskett. The former Playboy model cited "irreconcilable differences" and listed their separation date as January 1st. Nope, "Marriage Bootcamp Reality Stars" couldn't save their fragile union.
Now, ish is getting ugly.
After posting (then deleting) real-time tweets during an argument with her estranged husband, the 32-year-old mom is now explaining what caused her to air out her dirty laundry in the first place. She also issued an apology.
Apparently, lack of "D" can make you a bit unstable. She tweeted:
Earlier this week, Kendra hopped on Instagram Live and Twitter to share a fight between herself and Hank publicly.
"He's blaming me for his football career ending. He's blaming me for cheating on me while pregnant," Kendra tweeted, referring to the alleged affair Hank had with a transgender model while she was pregnant with their daughter.
She said she felt threatened that her estranged husband was recording her, so that's why she hopped on social media.
"I tried so hard," she wrote. "I did everything by the book and loved and i get s--- on. I'm so sorry for u all to feel awkward [right] now. When i was being recorded i felt threatened. Have a good day."
She deleted all of the tweets, but you can see the emotional video of her talking to her friends about the break up below:
Hank hasn't addressed any of this on his social media...yet.
Cardi B is back to popping off on folks on social media. This time, fans were upset that her fiance Offset was smoking around her and she unleashed a message for everyone who's so "concerned." Peep her response inside...
Cardi B just can't stop responding to people on social media.
After returning to Instagram last month following a spat with Azealia Banks, the pregnant rapper is back to popping off on folks who give her their unsolicited advice.
So here's what has folks mad and why she's clapping back.
The pregnant "Bodak Yellow" rapper and her fiance Offset hit up the club in Atlanta this week to celebrate Quality Control Music honco Pee's birthday. The "Bartier Cardi" rapper rocked a white Fhonia Ellis bodycon dress, rainbow Christian Louboutins and she topped her look off with rainbow wiggery. We're actually feelin' this hair! On her.
Inside, Offsett, Quavo and several others were smoking in the VIP section where Cardi was. There's one particular video that shows Offset blowing smoke in her direction and her face looks....uncomfortable to say the least.
Once the video started making it rounds, folks were flooding Instagram with comments. Most people were concerned about Cardi inhaling secondhand smoke and concerned it could harm the baby. However, Cardi feels like if folks are SO concerned about the health of her child, then they should cough up some cash to help her pay for her insurance, private doctor, etc.
She said her baby is fine and folks should mind their business. "Insecure" star Amanda Seales also gave her 2 cents about the situation:
After the club, Bardi made her way to the studio:
Lord. When does she sleep?
Funny how in the winter me and set was talking bout buying Lambos or Ferraris for the summer,now we buying wagon trucks cause of the baby and the kids. It’s going to be a bute family summer. I’m loving it
— iamcardib (@iamcardib) June 7, 2018
Sounds like she's ready!
Teyana Taylor doesn't play when it comes to her man Iman Shumpert. Watch her crash his interview as he talks about his ties to Drake's baby mama. Plus, the NBA baller reveals he gave Tey his "hit list" to avoid her being embarrassed. Get it all inside...
The love between Teyana Taylor and Iman Shumpert is real. Extra real. They've become one of fave examples of #BlackLove on screen as they raise their adorable daughter, Iman "Junie" Shumpert Jr.
What we love the most about them is that they love to have a good time. And that time Teyana crashed his interview is funny AF.
Iman Shumpert stopped by Power 105's "The Breakfast Club" this week and Charlamagne didn't waste any time to ask him what everyone was thinking. Did he smash Drake's alleged baby mama Sophie Brussaux? Do they have a secret child together? Since Pusha T bodied Drake in his diss track "The Story of Adidon," there have been rumors swirling that Iman used to mess with the former porn star back in the day.
"My interactions with her were a long time ago," Iman explained. "I ain’t saying I smashed, I’m saying that my interactions with her were a long time ago. She was deported. I don't how that work."
Dead at "interactions."
The Sacramento Kings player said he knows her, said she's a painter and that she's cool. He also said he didn't think she was an actual porn star. Moreso like a chick who likes to show off her body. Oh.
Iman started talking about doing "soft porn" in the "FADE" video and that's when Teyana popped up on the scene. She hasn't seen her hubby in a week and we ALL know how she gets when that happens. Gotta love her!
For the record, she let everyone know he only has one "muthaf*ckin' baby mama" and that's her. Let 'em know, Tey.
Peep the clip below:
— The Breakfast Club (@breakfastclubam) June 6, 2018
During his interview, Iman also addressed one of the biggest flubs in NBA history by his ex Cavs/Knicks teammate J.R. Smith. He said J.R. made a mistake when he started thinking rather than just shooting the ball. Check it:
— JAM'N 94.5 (@JAMN945) June 6, 2018
In another interview...
THe NBA baller sat down with Angela Yee and her "Lip Service" podcast crew where he revealed he gave Teyana a list of all the chicks he hit/dealt with. He said he did it because he didn't want his wife to be embarrassed in the future. We can respect that. Would you do the same for your significant other? Peep the clip above and tell us in the comments.
You can check out his full interview below:
Eagles champ Malcolm Jenkins has no words when it comes to Donald Trump. However, he does have something to say. Watch the Eagles player hold up handwritten signs when asked about the White House visit, plus see why folks are clowning Jadakiss and his new hairline inside...
Super Bowl wining champ Malcolm Jenkins is fed up. He's totally over saying the same thing over and over, so he used handwritten signs to get his point across.
During a press conference with reporters, the Eagles safety - who did not kneel during the national anthem this year - whipped out cue cards with statistics about African Americans incarceration rates and police brutality. The reporters were eager to hear Malcolm's response to Trump holding a "ceremony" in place of the canceled Eagles White House visit (that they weren't going it anyway).
In case you missed, Trump canceled the Eagles' White House visit and instead held a ceremony to salute all of the men and women who serve to protect our country. Oh, and he played the national anthem "loud and proud."
As reporters probed him with questions about the White House visit, Malcolm pointed out the unfair incarceration rates of African Americans and hailed NFL players who have made contributions to help fight against racial injustice.
He also shared a few pics of his signs on his Twitter account:
You Aren’t Listening! pic.twitter.com/5ti8HU2Cq0
— Malcolm Jenkins (@MalcolmJenkins) June 6, 2018
Later, he explained why he did it:
Malcolm Jenkins explains decision to use signs to address reporters earlier in the day in a conversation with ESPN. pic.twitter.com/GwxdfV6vqP
— Tim McManus (@Tim_McManus) June 7, 2018
Not even mad.
Director Ava DuVernay thanked Malcolm for his activism:
Ava DuVernay thanks him:
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) June 7, 2018
By the way, this happened during Trump's ridiculous ceremony to celebrate the fans - which reportedly weren't even there - and the military...
At The White House. One guy in the audience took a knee during the national anthem at President Trumps celebration of America no Eagles event. Left right after - didn’t wanna talk pic.twitter.com/NLRGp26gln
— Jesper Zølck (@zolckTv2) June 5, 2018
En man knäböjde under nationalsången på Trumps firande. pic.twitter.com/heTDmuxiUe
— Carina Bergfeldt (@carinabergfeldt) June 5, 2018
A white man attended the event and when the national anthem was playing, he took a knee! Bloop! After the national anthem played, he got up and left like a G. And he didn't want to speak to any media. Boss.
It's reported there was another man who did the same thing:
The man who was booed after shouting @ POTUS also took a knee during the anthem but appears to also sing the anthem while kneeling, based on pic by Olivier Douliery/ TNS. (He was behind me & I didn't turn around until I heard him shouting) pic.twitter.com/qwuqpEXrOE
— Noah Gray (@NoahGrayCNN) June 5, 2018
Take that President WIG.
In other news....
Ummm...what in the hairline hell??
This photo of Jadakiss is making its rounds on social media, and folks are having a FIELD day with it. We're not sure what's going on, but something is. Or maybe it's just the extra crispy clippers doing their job. We dunno.
jadakiss hairline pic.twitter.com/hipozcwH1A
— THOU SHALT NOT BE PETTY (@noramoss) June 8, 2018
— HipHopVideoWorld (@HHVideoWorld) June 7, 2018
Flagrant Foul on Jadakiss . . . Suspended for the remainder of the season for this bogus N64 cartridge hairline pic.twitter.com/NMrThbCW1f
— BennyMack (@benmacknmore) June 7, 2018
Which is more disrespectful?
— P. Against The World (@chillin662) June 7, 2018
jadakiss hairline pisses me off
— Tayvo (@Tayvo_G) June 7, 2018
A young black woman is gearing up to file a lawsuit against Target after she was forced to strip in front of two male employees to prove she didn't steal a bathing suit. Get the deets inside...
A 20-year-old black woman is gearing to to take Target to court after she claims she was racial profiled.
Ashanea Davis said she was forced to strip her clothing in front of two male employees to prove she didn't steal a bikini.
Ashanea told the Detroit Free Press she went shopping at her local Target in Southfield, Michigan on May 22nd. It was a regular Target run until she was stopped by a loss-prevention officer (an African-American male) as she was leaving the store. She said he grabbed her arm to keep her from leaving the store after accusing her stealing a bikini.
Another officer (a white male) walked up on the scene and ended up putting her cuffs. And that's when they began to humiliate her.
"He pulled her through the store backwards by handcuffs as he yelled very loudly that she was, quote-unquote, that she was stealing the panty swimwear that she had on underneath her clothing," Ashanea's attorney Jasmine Rand said during a news conference. "And he said that over and over. Loud enough for other customers to hear and loud enough to publicly humiliate our client."
They escorted her to a loss prevention room and then they called a white female manager in the room. Ashanea said she was forced to lift her shirt and pull down her pants to show them she didn't have a bikini underneath her clothes.
"I was so scared," Ashanea said about the incident. "I had never had anything close or near like that happen to me. Two men that I never met before, never seen before. So I was very scared and sad."
Needless to say, they didn't find a bikini in her possession. Of course.
The two officers have been fired.
Target issued a statement addressing the situation, writing:
"We want everyone who shops at Target to feel welcomed and respected and take any allegations of mistreatment seriously. We’re sorry for the actions of our former team member, who created an experience we don’t want any guest to have at Target. Upon reviewing our team’s actions, we terminated the team member who was directly involved and are addressing the situation with the security team at the store."
Now, Ashanae and her attorneys - Jasmine Rand and Maurice Davis - are planning to file a lawsuit against Target Corp., with legal claims of race and gender discrimination. They haven't filed it yet, but her attorneys said they would pursue civil damages and possible criminal wrongdoing against the employees. Since they were fired, they must have broken company policy, so she may very well have a good case.
On another note, Ashanae's attorney Maurice Davis isn't just a smart lawyer, he's fine AF. He's a Michigan State University graduate, a devoted dad and a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. #BlackExcellence
Attorney Zaddy, or nah?
Photos: Hasan Dudar via Detroit Free Press
Donald Trump must be on some type of pardoning spree as he announces he wants to pardon Muhammad Ali. However, Ali's family say he doesn't need it. Find out why, plus details about Gloria Williams, the woman who kidnapped baby Kamiyah Mobley and raised her as her own, 18-year prison sentence inside...
Does Donald Trump really not have more important things to do? We're asking for a friend.
Now, Trump is saying he wants to pardon the late boxing champion Muhammad Ali even though his family says he doesn't even need it.
A little backstory...
The legendary boxer was convicted of draft evasion in 1967 for refusing to fight in the Vietnam War based on his religious practices as a Muslim. At the time, Ali was sentenced to five years in prison, hit with a $10,000 fine and he was banned from boxing for three whole years during the highlight of his career.
It's so weird all of a sudden he wants to "pardon" Ali.
"The power to pardon is a beautiful thing," Trump said to reporters on Friday. "You got to get it right. You've got to get the right people. I am looking at Muhammad Ali. I'm thinking about Muhammad Ali. I'm thinking about that very seriously and some others."
The thing is, Muhammad Ali doesn't even need a pardon, according to him family. The reason? The U.S. Supreme Court overturned the draft-evasion conviction in 1971.
Ali's attorney, Ronald Tweel, issued a statement on behalf of the Ali family in response of Trump's interest.
"We appreciate President Trump’s sentiment, but a pardon is unnecessary. The US Supreme Court overturned the conviction of Muhammad Ali in a unanimous decision in 1971. There is no conviction from which a pardon is needed."
No one on Trump's team told him this?
Muhammad Ali’s attorney just released this statement. I’m paraphrasing here, but he basically said “Boy, Bye” to trump pic.twitter.com/dGrLr2u5J7
— Robin Thede (@robinthede) June 8, 2018
Ron Tweel also spoke with CNN and said Trump hasn't contacted the family about a pardon and that his interest appears to be "impulsive."
"So, it's not like for weeks or days the administration has reached out to the Ali family. None of that," he told CNN. "This was all spontaneous and I think, as a lot of people like to say, impulsive. "This was quite a surprise to everybody this morning when we heard about it. So this, to our knowledge, came out of the blue, for reasons that I'll let you speculate."
This news comes on the heels of Trump pardoning Alice Marie Johnson after sitting down with Kim Kardashian West to discuss prison reform.
And since the Internet has zero chill...
THE SUPREME COURT OVERTURNED MUHAMMAD ALI’S CONVICTION 8-0 IN 1971. THERE IS NOTHING TO PARDON! pic.twitter.com/sMyalIQ173
— Ryan Parker (@TheRyanParker) June 8, 2018
Speaking of pardoning...
During his talk with the press, Trump also said he wants to meet with NFL players and other athletes who have been protesting during the national anthem so that they can recommend people they feel should be pardoned due to unfair treatment by the justice system.
"I am going to ask all of those people to recommend to me, because that's what they're protesting, people that they think were unfairly treated by the justice system and I understand that," he told reporters Friday. "I am going to ask them to recommend to me people that were unfairly treated, friends of theirs, or people that they know about, and I'm going to take a look at those applications and if my committee finds that they were unfairly treated, we will pardon them or at least let them out. Hmm....
From suggesting to throwing protesting NFL players out of the country to now flexing his power to pardon folks. We guess...
He's still missing the point though. The NFL players aren't protesting that people are being treated unfairly by the justice system. They are protesting state violence, people being killed by law enforcement.
And the fact that he can understand what Muhammad Ali was doing, yet can't understand what Colin Kaepernick is doing.
While Trump supposedly wants to get folks out of prison, this woman is heading to prison...
The woman who kidnapped baby Kamiyah Mobley (also known as Alexis Manigo) from a Florida hospital in 1998 and then raised her as her own child in South Carolina was just sentenced for her crime.
Gloria Williams, 52, will serve 18 years behind bars for kidnapping. The judge gave her the length of time the child was away from her biological family.
“There are no winners and no losers in this case,” Judge Marianne Aho said at the sentencing.
Back in February, Gloria plead guilty to kidnapping and custodial interference after the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office discovered her in January 2017. According to reports, under the terms of her plea deal, she couldn't be sentenced to no more than 22 years in prison.
Under the terms of her plea deal, she could be sentenced to no more than 22 years in prison. She was ordered on Friday to serve five years concurrently for the interference charge.During sentencing hearings in May, Gloria apologized to Kamiyah's biological parents - Shanara Mobley and Craig Aiken - for taking their child. They were teenagers at the time of her kidnapping. Both parents were present for the sentencing.
Kamiyah's dad Craig Aiken spoke to the media following the sentencing, thanking everyone for bringing his daughter home and he said he's focused on their future.
Peep the clip:
Kamiyah Mobley's father Craig Aiken thanked god for the safe return of his child and the #Jacksonville community for its support after Gloria Williams' sentencing.
He said he wants to focus on mending his family and supporting his daughter. pic.twitter.com/LkInhdLgbs
— Brittney Donovan (@brittneyANjax) June 8, 2018
By the way, Kamiyah appeared on "Iyanla Fix My Life," but ish went left and nothing was accomplished. Catch those deets HERE.