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Pastor John Gray spilled his heart out about how his wife "birthed" him and how he had to grow into her. Find out everything he said and share your opinion about women raising grown boys inside...
Pastor John Gray surely knows how to keep himself in the headlines with his controversial comments. First, he had everyone up in arms for meeting with Trump. Then, he gave LeToya Luckett dating advice about how a Christian woman needed to move in the spirit of a wife instead of a girlfriend. Now, he's dropping toxic tidbits about his "biblical marriage" and folks ain't having it.
Pastor Gray went on "Sister Circle" where he opened up about how his wife, Aventer Gray,"birthed" him and kept him "covered" as he grew into a man. He talked about how she had to self-sacrafice to make him better since he wasn't ready to be the husband she needed him to be when he asked for her hand in marriage.
Peep the clip below:
“I married a woman two sizes too big. I have to grow into Aventer. She’s a coat. I still can’t fit her. She’s bigger than me and she’s had to cover me while I grow up. I gotta grow into her. She’s a covering, not a lid. Because if a man marries a lid she’ll stop your dream. But if you marrying a covering, she’ll push you to your destiny. Let me tell you something, my wife has endured more pain birthing me than both of our children. She has sacrificed these last eight years, uncovering the painful areas of my manhood and covering the areas that could have exposed me.”
This type of relationship is problematic. Yes, it's a beautiful thing when BOTH parties in the relationship help to fine tune EACH OTHER. But mutual fine tuning and "helping" isn't birthing.
Why does a woman have to be praised for enduring so much pain from the man who claims to love her? He said his "wife has endured more pain birthing me than both of our children." Why? Why ask for her hand in marriage if you weren't ready? This narrative that black women have to "raise" a grown boy has to stop. Why couldn't he deal with his issues BEFORE getting into a relationship? He said she was his coat...well, who was her coat? Who protected her?
Being a wife that helps a fully formed individual to support and grow, yes. Raise another grown person? Nope!
He gave further context in the caption of the video clip he posted on Instagram. He wrote:
"My heart was broken when we met. She didn’t know. I didn’t know the extent. I just knew something was “wrong” inside. I haven’t been what she needed. I couldn’t love her because I couldn’t love me. I heard @pastorwilliammcdowell talk about the difference between a Covering and a lid. He was speaking of pastoral leadership but the principle is the same. God took a RIB to make woman. What does a the rib cover? The heart. The vital organs. So covering goes both ways. I’m still learning. And sometimes I feel inadequate and want to give up. But I AM NOT MY FATHER. My kids will SEE ME FIGHT UNTIL I BECOME EVERYTHING GOD INTENDED ME TO BE. Greater is He that is IN ME. @grayceeme, thank you for your grace towards me. I love you. There are no words for your expression of Christ to me."
Perhaps we should encourage men not to propose until they have done the work on their own to no longer be broken?
And there's always talk about what the woman should be doing...what about the man? What's the spirit of a HUSBAND? We'd like to know.
But whatever works for you and yours.
What do you all think? Women, are you down for helping to raise your man? Sound off in the comments.
Photo: John Gray's Facebook
Beyonce has bought out Topshop's share of Ivy Park amid sexual assault allegations against Sir Philip Green. Get the deets inside...
Last week, activists were calling on Beyonce to yank her Ivy Park sportwear line from Topshop stores after the owner, Sir Philip Green, was accused of sexual harassment, bullying and racial abuse. It's reported, five former employees have accused the Topshop owner of “bullying, intimidation and sexual harassment." Of course, he denies any wrongdoing.
Well, Boss Bey just made a move.
According to reports, Beyonce and Parkwood Entertainment just ended their 50/50 Ivy Park partnership with Green's Topshop after buying out the company.
"After discussions of almost a year, Parkwood has acquired 100 percent of the Ivy Park brand," Ivy Park said in a statement, adding that Topshop stores will fulfill any existing orders for Ivy Park clothing.
Full ownership means full equity. WERK.
It was announced in 2014 that Bey was teaming up with Green to produce Ivy Park. The athleisure line made its debut in 2016 and has been killing it ever since.
Ain't nothing to it, boss.
Photos: Getty/Ivy Park's IG
Young Thug has been released from jail after failing a drug test and vowed to being substance abuse treatement. Get those deets, plus laugh your *** off at Migos' "Carpool Karaoke" inside...
It has been a rough week for rapper Young Thug.
The Atlanta rapper, real name Jeffery Williams, was let out of jail yesterday (Nov. 14th) after spending almost a week behind bars for failing a court-mandated drug test. Oop. He was booked into the Dekalb County Jail on Nov. 8th and spent six days behind bars for the offense.
According to WXIA-TV, Superior Court Judge Gregory Adams let the rapper go home on the condition that he submits to random drug testing at least twice a week. He also has to undergo substance abuse counseling and he must check in with his probation officer.
In court, Young Thug apologized to the judge and promised to do better.
“I’m sorry for disobeying the court. I’m sorry for disobeying my PO and being here again,” the rapper told the judge. “I just want to go home with my family and do right.”
“Over the last six days, I understood this is real life,” he continued. “I have two sons, ages 10 and 11. I don’t want them to think that going to jail – even if you can get out right away – is cool. I want to grow, and I have grown. I’ve made mistakes and I’ve been penalized for them. I’m sorry, and won’t disobey again.”
Young Thug's attorney revealed the rapper decided not to eat or drink for the first 48 hours he was behind bars as a way to punish himself. His lawyer also said he has a total of SIX children and he wants to remain present in their lives.
The violation comes on the heels of Young Thug's September 2017 arrest. He was charged with with possession of meth with intent to distribute, possession of hydrocodone with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of amphetamine, possession of Alprazolam, possession of codeine, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and an additional count of possession of codeine apart from his co-defendants. Sheesh!
Before his release, his homie Lil Uzi Vert showed him some love on social media:
In other Atlanta rapper news...
Migos brought all the laughs for James Corden's "Carpool Karaoke."
All THREE of the rappers - Quavo, Offset& Takeoff - were in attendance (y'all know Takeoff likes to be MIA, but he just dropped an album) to show out and DAB it up in the car with the "Late Late Show" host to Whitney Houston's classic hit, "I Wanna Dance With Somebody."
The rapping trio also whipped out over $200,000 and took the late night host shopping. Ha. Get your laugh on above.
In heartbreaking and utterly shocking news, model Kim Porter has died. The developing story inside.
As just confirmed by Diddy's longtime publicist Cindi Berger, 47-year-old Kim Porter was found dead in her Toluca Lake home today. Kim was the long time on-and-off girlfriend of Sean "Diddy" Combs for the last 13 years and a mother of four. She and Diddy shared twins D'Lilah & Jessie James, as well as rapper Christian Combs. She also shared her oldest son, "Star" actor and singer Quincy Brown, with singer Al B. Sure.
The entire blended family was just together two weeks ago at Quincy's Netflix premiere for his new movie The Holiday Calendar.
A call came into emergency dispatch around noon from Kim's home signaling a cardiac arrest, this according to TMZ.
Reportedly, Kim had been suffering from pneumonia for the past few weeks. It is unclear, though, what was the exact cause of death.
Our hearts and condolences are with every single one of Kim's loved ones, especially her children whom she was visibly so close to, at this truly impossible time.
Chloe + Halle hosted a "Grown-ish" brunch in Atlanta, and TheYBF.com pulled up for the red cups and waffles. Meanwhile, "black-ish" celebrated their 100th episode with a Prince tribute. Everything inside...
Before "Grown-ish" kicks off its second season at the top of the year, singing sisters Chloe x Halle, along with producer Jenifer Rice-Genzuk Henry, hosted an exquisite dorm-style brunch in Atlanta recently. And they did it ultimate CalU style.
On the show, Chloe and Halle play track stars Jazz and Sky, who definitely brings some spice and sass to the show with their quick clap backs. YBF correspondent Shayla Rae and guests enjoyed a DIY Denim Bar, endless chicken and waffles (YUM!), and unique photo ops across the venue for the “issa ‘grown-ish’ brunch” celebration.
"Growing Up Hip Hop" star Reginae Carter, who recently told her mother she's not going back to college so she can pursue her acting career, was also in the mix. By the way, Reginae has already nabbed her first acting role on LIFETIME. Deets here.
Go inside the brunch with TheYBF.com below:
The ladies made their way to a special event held at Morehouse College, which gave students a special sneak peek at the season two premiere episode.
Over 350 students from Morehouse and its neighboring HBCUs also got to attend a panel with Chloe, Halle and Jenifer, moderated by Power 105's "The Breakfast Club" radio personality. Angela Yee, as they dove into what fans should expect throughout the next season.
"Grown-ish" returns January 2nd at 8pm EST on Freeform.
In 'black-ish' news...
The "black-ish" cast joined forces to celebrate their 100th episode at The Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, Cali recently. Tracee Ellis Ross, Anthony Anderson, Jenifer Lewis, Marsai Martin, Marcus Scribner, Miles Brown and Laurence Fishburne were in attendance for the shindig:
For the show's 100th episode, they paid tribute to musical icon Prince. "black-ish" creator Kenya Barris shared the idea of the Prince episode came to him while he was at a restaurant with some friends and a diner said he didn't recognize the Prince song playing over the speaker. In the episode, once the Johnson family realized twins Diane and Jack didn't know who Prince was, they launch into a recreation of some of Prince's most famous and memorable moments.
Peep clips from the episode below:
Catch new episodes of "black-ish" every Tuesday at 9/8c on ABC.
Photos: Getty/Splash/CASHMERE AGENCY/Tracee's IG/Marsai's IG
Bow Wow still isn't over his break-up with Kiyomi, and he's even talking to J.D.'s daughter about it. Get the tea on the explosive ish that really went down before the break up....
Oh Bow. Ya boy is having horrible luck in the girlfriend department. He's on the new season of "Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta" pining away for his chick, whom he broke up with for whatever reason. And now, he's going THROUGH it. So much so that he had to go to 20-year-old Shaniah, Jermaine Dupri's daughter, to help him get his ish together.
On tonight's episode, he dishes to her on what really went down before the break up. And it involves Kiyomi wilin' out on him (see what we did there?) when he came to visit her in the studio one day. Yeah, she's really trying to rap.
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Cant front ... I MISS MY GIRL! Im sad as hell... i mean she was about to give birth to my child dawg! We got all these girls in the pool but all i want is you back home. Shit sucks! Fellas what would you do in this situation? IG I NEED HELP #GUHHATL (new episode this Thursday 9/8c on @wetv ) @youknowbt
If Bow Wow's trying to convince folks this break up isn't conveniently staged for the show, he's failing miserably.
“Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta” airs tonight on WETV.
CREED II made its mark in NYC last night. Peep pics of the film's stars Michael B. Jordan, Tessa Thompson, Sylvester Stallone and more inside...
Before CREED II hits theaters on Thanksgiving, on-screen boxing champ Michael B. Jordan linked up with his co-stars, including Sylvester Stallone, for the NYC premiere of the highly anticipated sequel held at AMC Loews Lincoln Square.
We can't even lie, we're RET to see a shirtless and sweaty MBJ.
Viewers will go on a chaotic journey with Adonis Creed, played by fine a** Michael B. Jordan, as he gears up to take on the fight of his life. He's set to get in the ring against Viktor Drago, the son of the boxer who killed his father in the ring. Adonis' mentor, Rocky Balboa (played by Sylvester Stallone), views the fight as a deathmatch and is desperately trying to get him to reconsider.
Come thru glow.
Adonis' girlfriend, Briana (played by Tessa Thompson) is pregnant with his baby and she fears something could happen to Adonis before he gets the chance to be a father to their child.
Tessa sashayed down the carpet in a custom Prada frock before running into herSorry To Bother You co-star Omari Hardwick.
Chick gets ALL the mensss.
Actor/TV personality Terrence J stepped out to see the boxing film. Find out what he has been up to HERE.
Ugh! Singer Justine Skye is insanely gorgeous.
R&B singer Tank was also in the mix to peep the flick.
At the afterparty....
Everyone had fun, including Roc Nation exec Lenny Santiago and actor/rapper Mack Wilds, chopping it up and snapping selfies:
TJ kicked it with his frat brother (left) and Lenny S. (right).
Check out everyone make their way down the carpet below:
If you haven't seen the CREED II trailer, you don't want to miss it. Click HERE.
CREED II hits theaters November 21st.
Photos: Getty/Stapix/TJ's IG/@kodaklens/YBF correspondent Unique Chapman
Cardi B gushes about Baby Kulture, revealing her baby looks "exotic" with a dash of Rihanna. Also, Masika Kalysha claims someone stole her wallet during Cardi's Fashion Nova Collection launch party. Get it all inside...
While a lot of new moms hit the gym to get the post-pregnancy weight off, Cardi B says she's trying to GAIN weight. In fact, her weight loss after giving birth to baby Kulture is causing her to feel "depressed" because she REALLY wants her curves back.
As Cardi was getting ready for her Fashion Nova collection party in LA this week, the 26-year-old mom hopped on Instagram Live to chop it up with her fans about how she can't stop losing weight.
"I've been very depressed because I cannot stop losing weight," she said. "And it's so crazy because when I first gave birth, I did everything to lose my baby weight. I was drinking Teami [tea] so it could curb my appetite and now that I lost all the baby weight...I don't like looking too skinny."
"I used to look too skinny as a teenager and I used to hate it and I hate it now," she said. "It's been really depressing me, making me sad. My weight. You know what I'm saying."
Sis, if you're only losing weight because of some tea, stop drinking the tea and EAT. We wish we had these problems.
Bardi said motherhood has caused her bobbs to become "saggy"
"Sh*t is so stressful, not having no appetite at all," she said. "I want to gain weight so bad."
"I just really want to gain my weight," she continued. "I'm really trying to gain weight ya'll and it's been hard and I don't know how. After I gave birth, I was so thirsty to lose all the baby weight and now it's so hard for me to gain weight and I hate it. Then my parents...the more they force me to eat, the more I don't want to eat."
After sharing her feelings about her weight loss, she then started talking about baby Kulture's features. She hasn't shared a picture of Kulture since her birth in July, but she explained how she looks to her fans. Bardi said Kulture looks "exotic," and that God used her "best egg" and Offset's "best sperm" to create her "gorgeous" daughter. She went on to say her lips are a mix of Offset, her sister Hennessy and....Rihanna. She joked that Kulture "might be Rihanna's baby."
"Yo, her lips is crazy...her lips is a mix of Offset, Hennessy and Rihanna's lips. This might be Rihanna's baby y'all. This might be Rihanna's baby.
"She's just so exotic looking. She just like...I don't know. She don't even look like me [laughs]. Then her eyes, they just so—wow! They so big. And it's like, what the hell? I don't got big eyes and Daddy don't have big eyes...she looks like a doll."
At the party....
The "Be Careful" rapper changed into a red leather bodysuit and made her way on stage to perform at her Fashion Nova Collection Launch Party held at Boulevard3 in Hollywood.
Watch the "I Like It" rapper twerk it up on stage below:
The party looked LIT. However, there seems to have been someone there with sticky fingers...
"Growing Up Hop Hop: Atlanta" star Masika Kalysha claims someone stole her Chanel wallet! She hopped on Twitter in an attempt to get it back. Yikes.
Bardi changed it up again after the show and was spotted tip toeing around LA.
Back on stage...
City Girls rapper Yung Miami"flewed out" to LA, sans her bandmate JT who's currently incarcerated, to hit the stage.
Rapper Saweetie, who's currently dating Migos rapper Quavo, made her way on stage to perform. Brianna Perry and Dreamdoll also hit the stage. Cupcakke was supposed to hit the stage, but she decided not to after Fashion Nova allegedly cut her time short and gave other artists more time.
Several reality stars were in the mix as Cardi used to star on "Love & Hip Hop."
"Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood" lovebirds Ray J and Princess Love were all loved up before heading inside.
Looking GOODT Princess.
"Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood" parents-to-be A1 and Lyrica bumped along on the carpet.
Yung Miami and Dreamdoll were stunting on the carpet in their furs before hitting the stage.
"Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood" star Moniece linked up with Briana Perry for a photo-op.
New moms Jessica Dime and Chanel Iman stepped out for some fun.
Dave East rolled up on the scene looking good AF.
"Love & Hip Hop" star JuJu kept it FAB on carpet.
"RHOA" star NeNe Leakes took her mind off her husband's illness for some fun.
Actress Porscha Coleman and DJ Duffey hit the carpet before turning up inside.
Friends Christina Milian, Rocsi and Adrienne Bailon kept it sexy in their red 'fits.
"Love & Hip Hop" star DJ Self was on the 1s and 2s.
Peep more clips from the party below:
By the way, Cardi's Fashion Nova collection is SOLD OUT. We checked. Everything is gone gone (as of the time of this post).
Michelle Williams speaks out after her fiance Chad Johnson made that comment about her taking her meds during a heated argument on their reality show.
On the last episode of "Chad Loves Michelle," things got testy between engaged couple Michelle Williams and Chad Williams. After getting engaged in March 2018, they're putting in the "work" to elevate their relationship to the next level (doing couples' therapy), but they have run into some road blocks.
The singer and pastor got into a heated argument, and Chad hit below the belt when he asked Michelle if she had taken her meds. As you know, Michelle suffers from depression and even sough help at a rehabilation center this year.
Now, the former Destiny's Child singer is responding to the episode that had social media on fire. In so many words, she said viewers didn't get the full picture of what went down and seemingly placed some of the blame on herself.
She said "people don't know what I was saying to Chad for Chad to be like..." during an interview on V-103's "Frank & Wanda In The Morning Show." Even though, in the very clip circulating, she told their therapist he shouldn't have said it regardless.
"Now, I didn't like when he said that. People also did not play and hear when he apologized. He said he should not have said that. I think that's what irritates us. We're a soundbite generation. We won't take the time, and the work, the effort to actually watch the whole episode. We will take a soundbite and we judge a person, we judge a show, we judge a relationship based off of one little clip.... I can cut you with my words. I can't fight you because you're bigger than me, but I can cut you with my words."
Check it at the 10-minute mark:
After chopping it up with the Atlanta radio hosts..
Michelle and Chad stopped by Clark Atlanta University to chop it up with about 200 students, along with host Ray Cornelius of WCLK's Upfront, about key topics such as mental health awareness, self care, relationships, and the importance of faith.
They did karaoke and even snapped selfies with the students.
The next episode of "Chad Loves Michelle" premieres Saturday at 9pm EST on OWN.
Photos: Chris Mitchell
Isan Elba, Idris Elba's daughter, has been named Miss Golden Globe 2019! Woot. Meanwhile, Malcolm-Jamal Warner & Eva Marcille appeared on the "Wendy Williams Show" recently and we've got the sexy and cringy highlights. Get it all inside...
Beauty and brains!
Congrats are in order for Isan Elba, daughter of Idris Elba, as she has been named Miss Golden Globe 2019!
The gorgeous teen is the newest Miss Golden Globe, a honor traditionally given to the son or daughter of one of the industry's most respected actors/actresses/directors/producers of our time and assists during the Golden Globe Awards ceremony.
Her dad is currently filming the Fast and Furious spin-offin Glasgow, so he was unable to attend The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) and InStyle 2019 Golden Globe Ambassador Reveal Press Conference at The Henry in LA. However, he still made sure to show support, streaming in through a TV monitor. Loves it.
Isan will be attending and handing out the Awards once they're won at the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards set to go down January 6, 2019.
On social media, Isan shared the exciting news and said she'll be using this huge platform to help raise mental health awareness amongst African-Americans and teenagers. Smart!
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I am so elated to announce that I am this year’s Golden Globe Ambassador! I am so honored that the HFPA has chosen me and I look forward to representing the Globes while also shining a light on mental health among African-Americans and teenagers! @goldenglobes #goldenglobeambassador #goldenglobes
On daytime TV...
Malcolm Jamal Warner is aging like fine wine!
The 48-year-old actor hit up the "Wendy Williams Show" while on the promo trail for his FOX series, "The Resident." And as you can see, he's part of the Beard Gang now - the cult the ladies love. He said he started growing it out, the producers like it, and now it's part of his charcter on the show.
As for his personal life, he revealed he works hard to keep his prviate life hella private. He has a daughter who is almost two. When asked her name, he said he wasn't going to share it because he likes having his privacy. He also doesn't posts pictures of her face on social media. If you didn't know, Malcolm is also married. You won't find any pictures of her (at least with him) either. See? It can be done.
Switching gears, Malcolm also talked about his current relationship with former "Cosby" co-star/creator Bill Cosby. He said he has talked to him throughout the ordeal, however, they haven't spoke since he was sent to prison in September.
Peep the interview above.
A new episode of "The Resident" premieres Monday at 8pm EST on FOX.
Another celeb hitting the purple couch...
"Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Eva Marcille got a peach for the new season, so she's on the promo trail as well.
Throughout the entire interview, Wendy was real cringy with the way she kept saying how she didn't want the new mom again/wife on reality TV. We get what she's saying as far her not wanting Eva's relationship to fail due to being on television, but that's literally how she got her start when she appeared on Tyra Banks' "America's Next Top Model."
While discussing her home life, Eva the Diva opened up about her daughter Marley Rae's father Kevin McCall. She revealed her husband Michael Sterling is the only dad Marley has ever known. She said Kevin is really big on "biology," but Eva said she and Michael are on the same wave when it comes to actually nurturing a child and being present. She said her husband was adopted, so biology isn't a factor for him."He [Michael] is her dad," she said.
Lordt. Let's hope Kevin doesn't pop up with his shenanigans. Peep her interview above.
Michelle Obama is slaying the book game and some white folks are mad mad! Meanwhile, Forever FLOTUS shared details about Malia Obama's prom night that'll have you laughing and her reunion with Ellen DeGeneres is equally hilarious. It all inside...
Forever First Lady Michelle Obamma dropped her memoir, "Becoming," this week and it's selling like hot cakes!
"Becoming" has sold more than 725,000 units in all formats and editions in the U.S. and Canada on the first day of its publication, Tuesday, November 13th. YASSSS! That Midas Touch.
According to Penguin Random House, first-day sales (including preorders) represent the largest single-day sales total for any book published in 2018 by the book publishing company, the world’s largest trade publisher.
BECOMING was published with a first printing of 1.8 million copies of the hardcover edition. Based on extraordinary account demand across all channels, from mass merchandisers to independent bookstores, the publisher has already gone back to press for an additional 800,000 hardcover copies, which will bring the total number of copies in print in the U.S. and Canada to 2.6 million. Totally taking over the game. And guess what? (Some) white folks are big mad.
Yesterday, Mrs. Obama sat down with "black-ish" star Tracee Ellis Ross at The Forum in LA for her 2nd stop on her book tour. And by book tour we mean full on concert-level, Live Nation backed production.
New York Post writer Maureen Callahan wrote a whole article about how much she hates seeing FLOTUS win out in these streets. She attened Michelle's first book tour stop and wrote about it as if it was the worst thing she ever experience. Chick needs to put down the HATERAIDE.
Here's some of what she wrote:
To read the worshipful press coverage you’d never know that, for Democrats, the unthinkable has happened: Michelle Obama has revealed herself as just another guru for sale.
Lest that seem an exaggeration, note that the audience was subjected to a full hour of adulatory video packages set to female hero anthems — Katy Perry’s “Roar,” Alicia Keys’ “Girl on Fire,” Kelly Clarkson’s “Stronger” — depicting Michelle Obama as the American Woman Nonpareil, with testimonials from students, veterans, teachers, celebrities, late-night hosts, even her own media-shy daughters. This is a dangerous exercise in hagiographic narcissism, one too easy for the subject to believe. It’s impossible to imagine any figure on the right getting such a pass from the media, let alone praise for it.
Obama has artfully depicted herself as she is, both groundbreaking historical figure and a celebrity. She may be running for president, or may be #becoming a lifestyle guru. These days, such career paths are interchangeable.
Today, the Obamas have raked in hundreds of millions in book sales and advances, a multi-year deal with Netflix, and speaking gigs to the Wall Street bankers they one vilified, righteously decrying the abandonment of the 99 percent as they breathe ever more rarefied air. Yet on Tuesday night Michelle told the crowd, with zero self-awareness, that one should never make decisions based on finances, quoting Barack telling her, as she mulled quitting law: “Money is not the all-important thing.”
Girl, just stop. You're mad a BLACK SUCCESSFUL WOMAN is sharing HER truth that could inspire other young women of color to do the same thing. And people care. Stay mad. Especially when blonde haired women like Amy Schumer are also selling hundreds of thousands of books and making millions talking about her life, diets and comedy.
On a more lighter note...
Mrs. Obama reunited with her friend/daytime talk show host Ellen DeGeneres for a fun episode. During one segment, FLOTUS shared details on the night she and President Barack Obama's daughter, Malia Obama, went prom. She said Malia begged them to "keep it cool" and she felt bad for the "poor guy" who came to pick her up. The issue was Malia wanted to ride with her date when that was just impossible living in the White House.
"Their whole lives were spent trying to have a normal life," she said. "Go to soccer matches and birthday parties and sleepovers and have kids come over with a security detail. At that point, they had never driven in another person's car for security reasons. So everything in their lives is now a discussion. We have to pull in security. We have to talk to the chief of staff, talk to the communications director," she said. "My thing was she's gotta ride in the car with her prom date."
"I told Malia, 'Make sure his car is clean' if you know what I mean, 'cause dogs sniff the car. I said, 'I don't want him to be embarrassed.'"
"So he comes in, and you can tell he's a little nervous, and we shake his hand, take a picture, and they get in the car and they go off, and then three cars follow," she said. "It's like them and then three cars with three men with guns. And Barack was like, 'This makes running for a second term all worthwhile. My daughter is being followed by men with guns to prom.'"
Ha! No wonder Malia was out here making out, free as a bird, with her man at a few festivals recently. Not even mad, sis.
Check out a few more clips of Michelle Obama on "ELLEN" (including a touching tribute) below:
By the way, they skipped the box wine at CVS for a trip to Costco:
Their reunion was just as funny, if not funnier than the first one. Ellen joined Michelle Obama for an impromptu book signing, they hit the aisles to do some shopping, and Ellen provided a musical interlude dedicated to our Forever First Lady.
Get your laugh on above.
Photos: Getty/ELLEN's IG
Klay Thompson doesn't play when it comes to keeping his relationships under wraps. Get the latest on the NBA baller dropping his last girl who was apparently too thirsty for his liking inside...
Golden State Warriors baller Klay Thompson has lost his homie on the court - Steph Curry's out with an injury - and now his love life is shaking up.
Word on the curb is that he dropped his last girl Carleen Henry, a 32-year-old IG model and hairstylist, for spilling too much tea about their relationship. Klay likes to keep his love life under wraps, so when Carleen started confirming tidbits about their relationship in a direct message, he allegedly let her go.
Here's the screenshot of the alleged direct messages she sent that got leaked, captured by Sports Gossip:
We believe it, too. It was once rumored he stopped dating IG model Abigail Ratchford for posting a picture of his dog on her social media. Lordt!
The DMS leaked in October and it's reported they are broken up. But, we all know folks be moving on fast. Sports Gossip got a tip that Klay is dating BlacKKKlansman& Spiderman: Homecoming actress Laura Harrier, and then a popular Warriors fan page confirmed that he's indeed seeing someone:
Hate to leave you on an even more somber note, #DubNation, but whilst filming this, Klay — not solo — walked by, singing the lyrics to the song playing. Let’s just say he’s definitely #taken. Glad we too focused on the pickup game to consider if TMZ would pay for a tape pic.twitter.com/hzmZVqHrIY
— LetsGoWarriors (@LetsGoWarriors) November 13, 2018
But he's always solo in public. Not this time.
— LetsGoWarriors (@LetsGoWarriors) November 13, 2018
Neither Klay or Laura has addressed the dating rumors and they likely won't. Or, Klay may have a change of heart about PDA since Laura already has her own and doesn't need the extra attention. We'll be keeping an eye out on these two.
Photos: Getty/Carleen's IG
Kanye West quietly donated money to the family of slain Chicago security guard Jemel Roberson. Ye is also donating the sales of his new track pants to organizations created for the California fires. Deets inside...
Kanye West has been keeping a low profile since denouncing his assoication with politics. But, he's back in the headlines for a great cause.
The Chicago native donated $150,000 to the GoFundMe account for slain security guard Jemel Roberson. The 26-year-old Chicago security guard was shot and killed by police after HE subdued a shooting suspect last week. He's being regarded as a hero, as he should.
Ye heard about the story and decided to offer up a donation to the family. They created a GoFundMe to help pay for his funeral services. Ye made 10 donations of $15,000 to the account:
As of the time of this post, over $300,000 has been donated to the Roberson Family.
Jemel Roberson, a father to a 9-month-old son and oragnist at his Chicago church, was working as a security guard when he apprehended a man believed to be involved in a shooting. When the police came on the scene, they saw a black man (Jemel) holding a man down with his gun pointed at him so they shot and killed him, in his secuirty uniform.
Chicago TV station WLS has the full deets:
A 26-year-old bouncer at a Robbins night club was fatally shot by a Midlothian police officer early Sunday, authorities said.
At about 4 a.m., police responded to a call about several shots fired inside and outside Manny's Blue Room in the 2900 block of South Claire Boulevard.
Midlothian police said one of their officers -- who was called to assist Robbins police -- fatally shot bouncer Jemel Roberson after entering the bar and seeing him holding a gun.
Circumstances surrounding the shooting of the bouncer or the initial gunfire were immediately unclear. At least four people were shot including Roberson.
Midlothian police Chief Dan Delaney said: "Upon arrival officers learned there were several gunshot victims inside the bar. A Midlothian Officer encountered a subject with a gun and was involved in an Officer involved shooting. The subject the Officer shot was later pronounced deceased at an area hospital"
"How in the world does the security guard get shot by police?" asked the church's pastor, Walter Turner. "A young man that was literally doing his job and now he's gone."
According to reports, Jemel's mother has filed a lawsuit against the unnamed Midlothian officer who shot Jemel and the village of Midlothian for the violation of her son's federal civil rights. The lawsuit calls the fatal shooting "excessive and unreasonable" and she's seeking more than $1 million in damages.
Tragic! We send our condolences to his family and friends. You can donate to Jemel's GoFunMe here.
The PABLO rapper isn't stopping there with his donations....
Ye just released his YEEZY Calabasas Track Pant and he will be donating all profits from the pants to foundations created to help those affected by the California fires. The rapper announced on his website that all proceeds will go to The California Fire Foundation and California Community Foundation’s Wildfire Relief Fund.
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) November 17, 2018
Good job Ye.
It's been reported Kanye and his wife Kim Karashian West have hired private firefighters to save mansion from the Woolsey Fire after they had to evacuate from their $60 million Hidden Hills mansion. TMZ reports:
Sources tell us Kim and Kanye hired a private team to battle the flames on their property. The team was armed with hoses, and also tirelessly dug ditches to create a fire break.
Ultimately, they successfully saved the Wests' $60 million house... and countless others on the block. We spoke with a few neighbors who are thanking the Wests for putting a team on the front lines and saving their homes.
Y'all know we have our opinions about Kanye, but we don't wish bad on anyone. Glad he and his family are safe.
On Twitter, Kanye tweeted he plans on creating a "fireproof" community:
Building a fireproof community
— ye (@kanyewest) November 16, 2018
So far, there have been 66 confirmed deaths and over 600 people still missing due to the wildfires. Prayers up for everyone affected.
Kim Porter's friends and tons of celebs are paying tribute to the late model and mom following her sudden death.
The Hip Hop world was rocked with the news that model/mom Kim Porter had passed away. She was 47.
According to reports, Kim was found dead in her Toluca Lake home. Kim reportedly had been suffering from pneumonia for the past few weeks. It is unclear, though, what was the exact cause of death until a toxicology report is complete.
Kim was the longtime on-and-off girlfriend of Sean "Diddy" Combs for the last 13 years and a mother of four. She and Diddy shared twins D'Lilah & Jessie James, as well as rapper Christian Combs. She also shared her oldest son, "Star" actor and singer Quincy Brown, with singer Al B. Sure. She also was known to be a muse for Diddy early on in their relationship, as she would bring different artists to his attention. She did so even after their relationship was over, and that's how Janelle Monae caught the Bad Boy honcho's attention.
She was a muse for her previous ex as well. Songwriter-singer Al B Sure, who wrote Jodeci's hit record "Forever My Lady" in her honor, posted a tribute to his "Forever Lady":
Kim's best friend Eboni Elektra, who spoke to her the night before, posted up a throwback video of her friend doing a photoshoot with Diddy:
Former "Football Wives" star Chanita Foster poured her heart out:
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Speechless..... You have no ideal how hard it was to listen to @ebonielektra CRY Screaming my name! I don’t even know how to began to process her emotional state right now. I don’t know what is going to happen during the flight she is on.... BUT GOD!!! We were so Excited about all 3 of us being in South Africa together! That was the talk EVERYDAY! South Africa! Even last night. Eboni said “Kim is calling, let me call you right back!” Then we text and I fell asleep. The events that transpired next feel like a movie.... All I can think about are the KIDS! @ladykp you have your wings.... #Speechless #PrayForEboni #PrayForTheKids #PrayForTheFamily #MyHeartHurts #TheSoundOfEboniCries #Jesus #RestInHeaven #TheSoundOfKimsVoice #Bonnie
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I haven’t slept because I can’t stop thinking about YOU.... To know Kim was to know YOU! A bond and a Sisterhood like no other! The echo of you screaming my name and your hurt won’t allow the tears to stop in my eyes. You have to be strong for so many reasons. But for those kids! For the girls! When we talked Wendy prayed Peace and Strength. It’s time to be strong my amazing Friend! I LOVE YOU! I Love you! I Love You! #Unexplainable #ILoveMyFriend #EB #JustDifferent #Tears #ButGod #ImLostRightNow #Prayers
See the many who paid tribute to Kim, including Rihanna, Drake, Kevin Hart, Usher, Russell Simmons, Missy Elliott, and tons more. See the posts below:
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this is heavy. heartbroken about this man. we lost a real one today, beautiful inside and out. so many will be affected by this, some won’t even know why...but the whole world was graced by the vibrance in your spirit. My deepest condolences to the ones that were blessed enough to know, meet, and love her! Such a special soul man! This don’t even feel real! May God comfort and protect her children and loved ones! RIP @ladykp
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Gone Too Soon I would have hugged you more, we would have laughed more, I would have smiled more, I would have held your hand, I would have told you I love and appreciate you more, I would have told you how proud of you I was, I would have told you what you mean to me and my family, I would have enjoyed our friendship more, and I would never thought we’d be saying goodbye so soon. I love you Kim Porter my Big Sister....Miss you already. My heart is heavy but I understand the mystery of life and overstand that every beginning has an end. My love goes out to the entire family in this difficult time. Til we meet again..I love you and I’m proud of you Kim. God must have needed you more. #RipKimporter #Gonetoosoon #RIP
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Im just waking to this, There are no emojis no words but still i will try to speak ...my heart is broken, I pray now for Kims swift rise to the kingdom , she is free from the trappings of the flesh, she is an angel now. I pray for some comfort and peace for her beautiful children and for Sean ..i pray for all of her family, and her extended family . I personally have loved this women for almost 30 Years she was a very sweet compassionate angel ..and a queen At this time We must remember our respective spiritual beliefs God took her out of suffering and into pure freedom ,into heaven ..she has achieved the ultimate Goal ..She leaves us today, loved by all who knew her #RipKimPorter
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My heart aches for Kim Porters children Dear Lord give them strength to lean on each other Kim loved her kids with all her might... She was so PROUD of them & they LOVE their mother so much Prayers for Justin also she was like a 2nd mom to him & prayers for @diddy & @officialalbsure during this difficult time... for those that know you Kim will always remember your SMILE & LAUGH & KIND HEART
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Kim meant so much to so many , but to me and @Wondaland she was the woman who single handedly changed our lives . When I moved to ATL , I was passionate about being an artist but had not gained much exposure . If it had not been for you and the Three Brown Girls (Your company w/ Nicole Johnson & Eboni Elektra) belief in me & inviting me out to do your open mic night “Lip Service” at Justin’s restaurant, my career would have been on another path . You lovingly connected me with two key players that helped move my career forward , @bigboi & @diddy . I am forever indebted to you . When the headlines talk about you I pray they talk about the platform your company gave new and up and coming artists in Atlanta . YOU WERE A CONNECTOR . You were a champion of women in the industry . YOU WERE A BOSS moving through this life with so much style and grace . I am happy we got to hug and talk at Puff’s party but man do I wish I could have told you one more time how much I love you . I am heartbroken . You were light . You were supportive . You were stunning . You were kind ALWAYS . You were creative . You were as real as they came . You were an incredible mother . You were rare . I’ll forever miss you my Sagittarius sister . I am praying so hard for you @diddy , all of the kids , @ebonielektra , @coreygamble , @officialalbsure , and the entire family . I love y’all so much . Your spirit lives forever @ladykp . Forever our lady . Your bday party 2007 . #kimporter
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I know you’re somewhere in shambles @diddy so I want to send you all my love brother & wish you & the family peace in your time of grief. Kim was a beautiful soul in & out & I am completely shocked by the news of her passing. My most sincerest condolences to @quincy, @kingcombs & the girls I’m so sorry for your loss... we really lost a REAL ONE
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Whenever we linked up, believe me it was a turn up! I was on set today when i got the call and after that, i have been no good! Can’t believe I’m posting this saying goodbye Kim! My deepest condolence to the children and family of Kim’s! Fly baby girl and Rest In Peace @ladykp #swipe
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I’m in disbelief right now. And mad cause we didn’t take pics the last 3 times you & Eboni were at the house memories are so important & we had so many fun times together & now to think I won’t see you breaks my heart. My deepest condolences to your family this is a hard one till we see each other again love you @ladykp #Bonnie #kimporter #rip my beautiful amazing big sis!!!
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I am in complete shock, I literally have no words. I am so disheartened by this news today and even more so because I have not seen you in awhile. We lived so close at one time that I would walk to your house in the afternoons and spend all day with you. Always leaving with a gift or something that you’d given me. We would laugh and talk and you would tell me everything I needed to learn, never holding back and always keeping it fun! I enjoyed our talks and you opening your home to me, your cooking that you promised to teach me and I mourn at the reality that now you never will. You really meant a lot to me, you maybe didn’t know all I was going through but your companionship was very important in my life. I will always cherish those memories ... Rest In Peace
Our hearts go out to her friens, family and loved ones at such an impossible time.
Channing Dungey is stepping down as president of ABC Network as Disney does an overhaul with FOX execs. Meanwhile, Eva Longoria will make her directorial debut in her new comedy with Kerry Washington. Get into the deets inside...
After making history as the first black executive to run one of the Big Four networks’ entertainment division, TV exec Channing Dungey is stepping down as the President of ABC Entertainment. The reason? It has been reported. But it may have something to do with the changes Disney has in the works.
According to Variety, corporate parent Disney has hired FOX execs to higher positions.
Disney prepares for a massive overhaul of its television business units tied to the pending acquisition of 21st Century Fox. Last month, Disney announced that Fox executive Peter Rice would take over the entirety of Disney’s non-sports TV operations, with fellow Fox veteran Dana Walden tapped to oversee ABC, Freeform, and Disney’s television-studio operations. The arrangement would have seen Dungey report to Walden, who had been co-head of Fox Broadcasting and 20th Century Fox Television.
“Everyone is devastated,” one insider told Variety. “There’s a reason Channing was so beloved and respected around town.”
ABC didn't want her to leave. She offered a new contract and encouraged to stay, but chose to part ways.
Karey Burke, head of programming for ABC's sibling station Freeform, will be replacing Channing.
Sources present tell Variety that Dungey gave no indication when speaking to her executive team what her next move would be. She expressed admiration for Rice, who will lead all non-sports TV operations; and Walden, who will oversee ABC, cable channel Freeform, and the enlarged TV studio operation.
It's being reported that those who know Channing aren't surprised by the move. She reportedly was wrestling with the idea on whether to stay or leave once her contract ended early next year. She nabbed the job in February 2016 after leading the network’s drama development team.
As for one of Channing's former high-profile employees...
"Scandal" star Kerry Washington and her bestie Eva Longoria Baston have a new comedy in the works. It was previously reported the ladies were producing a workplace comedy with Universal via their production companies Simpson Street and Unbelievable Entertainment production companies, respectively.
Now, things are shaping up.
Eva will make her feature directorial debut, produce, and star with Kerry in 24-7 after giving birth to her first child, a boy, back in June. The project is based on a pitch by screenwriter Sarah Rothschild.
Paul Feig is producing with partner Jessie Henderson through their FeigCo Entertainment banner. Longoria Baston is producing through UnbeliEVAble Entertainment as is Washington via her Simpson Street company. UnbeliEVAble’s Ben Spector is also a producer.
Longoria Baston will direct from Sarah Rothschild’s script about a group of women accountants in a firm who band together against a similar male group in order to solve a fraud case that will save their jobs.
Universal’s Sara Scott and Christine Sun are overseeing “24-7” for Universal. Will Rack is overseeing for UnbeliEVAble and Pilar Savone is on the project for Simpson Street.
These two are going to have a ball on set. Hmm...maybe it's a comedy about working mothers. They would fit those roles perfectly. We'll keep you posted on new developments.
And here's a recent picture of Eva's adorable son Santiago Enrique Baston:
Saturday smooches with my Santi pic.twitter.com/7Zwu9WHq05
— Eva Longoria Baston (@EvaLongoria) November 10, 2018
President Barack Obama made a surprise visit at First Lady Michelle Obama's "Becoming" book tour stop in Washington, D.C. Hear his side of how they met and more inside...
Forever FLOTUS Michelle Obama is still jetting across the nation on her book tour for her newly released memoir, "Becoming." Yesterday, Mrs. Obama rolled into Washington, D.C. to discuss her new book with moderator/former White House adviser Valerie Jarrett at the Capital One Arena.
What the audience didn't know is that they were in for a major surprise...
President Barack Obama made a surprise appearance and TheYBF.com was on the scene. He walked out on stage with a bouqet of flowers as the arena erupted with cheers. As he appeared on stage, someone yelled out, "we miss you!" We sure do!
Once he hit the stage, POTUS compared himself to Jay Z popping up at a Beyonce concert.
"This is like... you know when Jay-Z comes out during the Beyonce concert? Like, Crazy in Love?" he said. "It's the same thing. It's just a little sample to enhance the concert."
In the book, Michelle details how she and Barack first met. During the discussion, Barack had the chance to tell his side of their love story. He talked about how she was likely not so impressed when she saw the first photo of him after her firm assigned her to mentor a summer associate named Barack Obama. She thought he was going to be a dude with a pocket protector based on his name and credentials. However, she said he had flavor and swag.
By them being the only two black lawyers in the firm, Michelle felt they couldn't date, but Barack didn't care. Barack even mentioned he would quit the summer program to date her. That's how serious he was about having her in his life.
Barack said he knew Michelle would challenge him and he knew that's what he needed in his life. He said he knew if marriage was going to work, it couldn't "just be one sided." PREACH.
"I wanted somebody there who would call me when I was wrong and would push me if I was falling shorts. And boy, did she do that! [laughs]," he said.
Barack served up a funny story about that infamous photo, shared his initial impression of Michelle, and his thoughts when they first met in person below:
During their time in the White House, Michelle set their dinner time at 6:30pm. It was up to Barack to be there to have dinner with his family. Valerie Jarrett said she would start getting antsy close to that time because she knew he needed to take that quick walk home for dinner. Michelle said she didn't want her girls, Malia and Sasha Obama, to think life couldn't go on until a man comes, so she would start dinner whethere he was there or not. Yasssss!
However, most times, POTUS was there. Aww!
Michelle shared there were times she wanted Barack to just curse people out for some of the things they were saying, but she realized the President is the President of the whole country, not just his ego.
"There are so many times where I just want him -- like, I know, all of you - to just curse them out. Just say these things. And he's like, 'well, that's not the point. You know, the president isn't the president for his own ego. The president is the president for the entire country. So we have to be very mindful of what we say and how we say it.'"
Someone should take notes.
Even after leaving the White House, The Obamas have been super busy. She said she finally got the chance to sit down with Barack just the other night to reflect on everything they did and accomplished during their 8 years in the White House.
"We haven't had much time to reflect over these eight years because we were so busy doing and so busy trying to be perfect, and to get everything right that rarely did we have time to sit back and acknowledge what we've done," she said.
"And I was able to do that with my husband just the other night. And just look at him and say, 'man, man you did this. You did this. You did one of the hardest jobs on the planet.'"
Michelle Obama's next stop will be in Boston, MA at the TD Garden on November 24th.
Whew, chile. Tekashi 6ix9ine is all up in the club with strip club bartender Jade (the one who accused Cardi B of having her jumped) following rumors involving his daughter's mother Sara's alleged assault. Everything inside...
As if Tekashi 6ix9ine doesn't already have enough ish going on with recently getting shot at during a music video and avoiding jail time from his 2015 arrest for the use of a child in a sexual performance.
His love life (if you want to call it that) is also in shambles. Allegedly.
Friday night, the rainbow haired rapper linked up with strip club bartender Jade for some fun. Jade is one of the sisters who accused Cardi B of ordering her squad to beat down her and her sister, Baddie Gi.
Last month, Bardi turned herself into police for questioning so cops could determine what role she played - if any - in the attack on two bartenders at Angels strip club in Queens, NY.
Back to Jade...
Chick was all smiles while bending over and shaking her a** in front of Tekashi in their VIP section in the club the other night.
Before that, Tekashi was on Instagram Live, showing off his new "girlfriend" Jade. In clips, Tekashia and Jade were all over each other where they kissed to show everyone they are more than just friends. Peep the clips below:
Before they made their way to the club, though, mess occured.
Someone from Tekashi's camp is spilling tea. allegedly, about his "situationship" with his daughter's mother Sara and his antics with Jade. Someone named "T" told a source about how everything is unfolding behind-the-scenes with Tekashi.
Tekashi was supposedly in LA with Jade and Sara found out, so she decided to move her things from the house she and Tekashi shares in NYC. Word got back to Tekashi, so he asked his manager to book him a flight back to NYC. After he made it there, he allegedly begged Sara to stay with him and she eventually agreeed to do so.
Later, Sara allegedly called Tekashi's "manager" T crying about how he's forcing her to stay with him and if she doesn't he told her he's going to make her life miserable.
Tekashi then goes to the club and parties the night away with Jade. When he came home (in NYC), he slept on the couch. That's when Sara supposedly secretly went through his phone. He allegedly found out.
Soon after, a video circulated online that is supposed to be Sara with a busted lip:
The source claims people, including Tekashia's team, are well aware of the incident. We have yet to confirm this.
It gets worse...
After a trip to Dubai over the summer, the source makes even worse things happened that his team allegedly knows about. You can use your imagination
The source is also making claims that threats to family members were allegedly made.
As of the time of this post, Sara's IG has been deleted:
It's unclear if she actually deactivated the account or if Tekashi pulled some strings to have it taken down so she won't blast him.
The source claims Sara is gearing up to speak out about how Tekashi has been abusing her in hopes of receiving protection from him.
Jade is living it up with Tekashi. She posted this clip of herself on Instagram. She's wearing the same outfit in the IG post as she is in the Instagram Live video she made with Tekashi (above). Chile....
Regardless, this is a MESS. If Jade isn't careful, she could end up in a "when clout chasing goes wrong" type situation.
A Florida inmate's mugshot has been taking over our timelines with jokes about his extremely thick neck. Well, guess what? He's out! More inside...
Hide ya kids! Hide ya wives!
Earlier this week, the Escambia County Sheriff's Office posted the mugshot of a 31-year-old man named Charles Dion McDowell on their Facebook page, celebrating his capture. According to the post, Charles was arrested for possession of meth and coke with intent to sell/distribute. He also had possession of marijuana, a controlled substance without a prescription, and drug equipment. He apparently tried to flee from police, they were able to capture him, put him under arrest and throw him behind bars.
"McDowell is currently a guest at the GoldStar Hotel with a bond of $57,000," the Escambia County Sheriff's Office said in a Facebook post.
Peep the post below:
As you all know, the Internet has ZERO chill and Charles' mugshot quickly went viral with people roasting him over his incredibly thick neck. The comments will literally have you in tears. Below are a few of the funnier ones:
"ABC 3 news stated that deputies found McDowell necked in the woods."
"You people should be ashamed of yourselves, all this neckativity isn’t right at all."
"What they charge this guy with? Neckless Endangerment? Shat!"
"He'll be outta jail neck week"
"Dude up to his neck in charges"
"His neck is still at LARGE!!!"
"I’m glad they caught him. Anyone of us could’ve been Necks."
After days of getting dragged online, Charles has been released! And he has a message for EVERYONE who was talking trash about his mugshot. Check it:
Lordt. Y'all better be careful. He read everything y'all were saying about him.
First #PrisonBae, now this. We can't.
Photo: Escambia Country Sheriff's Office
After last week's shocking death of Kim Porter, Diddy speaks out for the first time about losing the mother of 3 of his children. He also re-emerged, looking visibly distraught, with Cassie by his side. Details inside.
Diddy has spoken on what is surely one of the saddest times of his life - the death of his ex and "more than soulmate" Kim Porter. The mogul today to try to put his hurt and disbelief into words. He said:
For the last three days I’ve been trying to wake up out of this nightmare. But I haven’t. I don’t know what I’m going to do without you baby. I miss you so much. Today I’m going to pay tribute to you, I’m going to try and find the words to explain our unexplainable relationship. pic.twitter.com/QtVnUrv0ep
— Diddy (@Diddy) November 18, 2018
We were more than best friends, we were more than soulmates. WE WERE SOME OTHER SHIT!! And I miss you so much. Super Black Love
— Diddy (@Diddy) November 18, 2018
Kim, a former model and mother of four, died completely unexpectedly in her Toluca Lake home last week after reportedly battling the flu for the past few weeks. Her cause of death is still undetermined, but the coroner has reportedly called for a deeper investigation.
The Los Angeles County Coroner, meanwhile, has ordered an "additional investigation" into Porter's death, ET confirms. The office listed her cause of death as "deferred." A spokesperson for the LAPD told ET on Thursday that no foul play was suspected.
Plenty of celebrities and those close to the 47-year-old have poured out their hearts about her death. Kim's good friend Kimora Lee Simmons, who has been very close to her for decades, was spotted leaving Kim's home the day her body was removed:
So extremely sad.
Diddy also managed to leave his home, despite being visibly devastated, a couple days after Kim's death. He was seemingly being consoled by ex-girlfriend Cassie.
He was spotted in a black hoodie and red basketball shorts headed into a specialized movement rehabilitation center in L.A. Cassie, meanwhile, was dressed casually in a black sweatshirt and black leggings. She reportedly reached out with condolences, despite the two having broken up recently.
Tekashi 6ix9ine is back in lock up and this time the feds are involved. Deets inside...
Has Tekashi 6ix9ine's Get Out Of Jail card finally expired? Possibly so.
It's being reported the "FEFE" rapper, real name Daniel Hernandez, was taken into federal custody after being charged with racketeering and firearms charges. ATF agents reportedly picked up the rapper in NYC along with his recently fired manager, Treway Shottie, and two other men. Last week, Tekashi made a video on IG claiming to have fired everyone on his team. We guess it didn't matter to the Feds.
Faheem "Crippy" Walter, who was the label head of Trey Way Entertainment, was one of the other men arrested and was also charged with racketeering and firearm violations. Two weeks ago, Crippy was charged with gang assault (along with another man) after shots rang out inside Philippe’s, a Midtown restaurant. Tekashi and his crew were celebrating the 22-year-old rapper getting probation on his 2015 charge of using a child in a sexual performance.
All four men are facing racketeering and firearm charges. Sources say the investigation was a joint effort by the ATF, NYPD and Homeland Security. Tekashi will appear in lower Manhattan court today.
Hmm...we're sure this arrest will be a violation of Tekashi's probation. Also, he has all that alleged drama brewing in his personal life with his new girlfriend Jade (Cardi B's nemesis) and his daughter's mom Sara. If you missed that, catch up HERE.
We might need to put Tekashi in rice.
Photos: Getty/Tekashi's IG