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Bossip · Sun, 16 Dec 2018
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‘Something Good – Negro Kiss’ Silent Film Goes Viral After Restoration

This week actresses Tracee Ellis Ross and Viola Davis both reposted a beautiful piece of history — the 1898 silent film ‘Something Good – Negro Kiss,’ which was recently restored and was announced on the list of the Library of Congress’ 25 films added to the National Film Registry. We felt the love depicted in this clip is so beautiful and groundbreaking and stands at such a contrast to the many negative stereotypes carried out about our race that we wanted to share with you as part of our political content for the day.

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Watch below as Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announces the selection of 25 of America’s most influential motion pictures to be inducted into the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress because of their cultural, historic and aesthetic importance to the nation’s film heritage.

Selection to the registry will help ensure that these films will be preserved for all time.
Here is the list of 25 films added to the 2018 National Film Registry.

1. Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)
2. Broadcast News (1987)
3. Brokeback Mountain (2005)
4. Cinderella (1950)
5. Days of Wine and Roses (1962)
6. Dixon-Wanamaker Expedition to Crow Agency (1908)
7. Eve’s Bayou (1997)
8. The Girl Without a Soul (1917)
9. Hair Piece: A Film for Nappy-Headed People (1984)
10. Hearts and Minds (1974)
11. Hud (1963)
12. The Informer (1935)
13. Jurassic Park (1993)
14. The Lady From Shanghai (1947)
15. Leave Her to Heaven (1945)
16. Monterey Pop (1968)
17. My Fair Lady (1964)
18. The Navigator (1924)
19. On the Town (1949)
20. One-Eyed Jacks (1961)
21. Pickup on South Street (1953)
22. Rebecca (1940)
23. The Shining (1980)
24. Smoke Signals (1998)
25. Something Good – Negro Kiss (1898)

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The Young, Black, and Fabulous® · Sun, 16 Dec 2018

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All hell broke loose on the lastest episode of "Black Ink" and everyone's talking about it. Let's discuss the ratchet shenanigans inside...

"Black Ink" is KNOWN for brawling, fussing, heated arguments and the like. This entire season has been Ceasar vs. everybody! But the last episode of the reality show has everyone hating tattoo king Ceaser and his right hand man/cousin Teddy Ruks.

The crew jetted to Upstate NY to party it up with the bride-to-be Young Bae before she makes her way down the aisle to marry her fiance Rob. They were laced with butlers, caviar, and a gigantic mansion for the weekend. "Father of the Bride" Ceaser - which Bae asked him to be for the day - was praised for going all out for the pre-wedding festivities.

Everything was all good, until Bae said she was inviting Ceaser's friend-turned-enemy O'Sh*t (aka Richard) and his (alleged) scammer of a wife. When they arrived, Ceaser got on his a**hole steez and an argument ensued. After sharing words (and almost blows), Richard and his wife eventually left.

Check it:

With tension still all in the air, Donna and boyfriend Alex walked in.  Things went from bad to worse in seconds. On the previous episode, Donna had gotten into one of her many heated arguments with Ceasar, and he fired her for the 100th time.  So he definitely wasn't happy to see her and Alex - who still works there - walk in.

As soon as Donna and Alex walked in, Ceaser started coming for them, asking them if they had anything they wanted to say to him.

Even though the Black Ink honco was already turned up, Donna and Alex tried to keep the peace, but Ceaser wouldn't let it go. Next thing you know, Ceaser gets up, Teddy jumps up (which he didn't do when Richard got buck) and a huge brawl broke out with Teddy and Ceaser attacking Alex...for literally no reason.

Watch the fight go down below:


After the episode aired, fans have been dragging Ceaser and Teddy for FILTH for trying to jump Alex. Here's some of what folks have been saying: 

















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Yeah, it was clear Teddy had pent up anger from his situatonship with Tatti that he oddly stayed quiet about, as well as al the drama with his brother taking a plea deal and going to jail.

Still, this isn't even the HALF of what folks are saying about them.

After receiving so much backlash, Teddy decided to apologize to Alex, and then delete it. Here's what he said:

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Alex caught wind of Teddy's apology and called him out for not picking up the phone and apologizing man to man. He also reposted several posts that fans put up about the fight. Get into his response below:

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Alex is WITH the sh*ts.

Ceaser hopped on Instagram Live to try to explain why he went off on Alex and Donna. He said he has taken a lot of sh*t from people and he just got fed up. He says the public doesn't see all the disrespect he takes, due to editing. He also said he's NOT apologizing until Alex apologizes to him. Wait...what?

Peep the clip below:

Oh, and before the episode aired, Ceaser posted up a reunion picture with his "family", former "Black Ink" stars Puma and Sassy:


Hmm...we wonder if this means these two will be returning to the show since he (and Teddy) have "fired" Sky, Donna, Alex AND Jadah.

This is a whole mess! 

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Bossip · Sun, 16 Dec 2018
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The-Dream Suggests All The R&B “Kings” Go On Tour Together

The debate over who the real King of R&B is continues to heat up, but The-Dream might have a better solution in deciding who really reigns supreme.

After changing his name on Twitter to “The King Dream,” the singing and songwriting powerhouse made a suggestion on what do do with all of this R&B King talk, throwing out the idea of a tour with some of the most notorious names in the genre.

The-Dream tweeted saying, “actually we all need to give the world back this gift we have and do a King’s Tour….I have nooo Ego most of you know that all ready! I’ll Open no problem. Also do some inner city music w/kids. jussayin.” Along with this, the musician tagged Chris Brown, Usher, R. Kelly, Bryson Tiller, Tank, and H.E.R.

Fans in his replies seem to be a little skeptical about some of his choices for a “King’s Tour,” but like the idea of a joint performance nonetheless.

All of this speculation about who holds the crown comes after Jacquees declared himself the King of R&B, which was followed by any and every artist to put out music in that category throwing in their opinion on the subject. Though some people like John Legend came to the conclusion that R&B doesn’t have a king right now, others like R. Kelly took the opportunity to declare themselves as King.

What do y’all think of a joint tour with some of the greatest and most popular names in R&B? Do you agree with the names that The-Dream chose?!

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The Young, Black, and Fabulous® · Sun, 16 Dec 2018

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Rihanna fans get excited! It appears her 9th studio album is on the way as her vocal producer Kuk Harrell dishes that R9 sounds "amazing." Meanwhile, her new Savage x Fenty pieces as her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown on alert, she's still reportedly with her boo Hassan Jameel, and she recently put her LA mansion on the market months after a break in. Everything inside..

It looks like Rihanna is finally gearing up to give her fans some new music.

Back in April, Rih teased that R9 was coming and now, it appears it's almost here. The "Work" singer's vocal producer Kuk Harrell hopped on Instagram Live recently to let everyone know R9 sounds "amazing."

Peep the clip below:


So, it must be done done...right?

R9 will be her ninth studio album, the follow up to her critically acclaimed album, ANTI.

Last month, the Grammy Award winning singer shared a silent video of herself dancing it up in the studio on her Instagram stories. Since she didn't have any sound in the video, fans believe she's listening to a new track off her upcoming album. And they may be right. Check it:



It's rumored that the 30-year-old singing will be exploring her Caribbean roots and that her ninth studio album with be dancehall-inspired. The Bajan baddie mentioned the possibility of creating a reggae album in her VOGUE June 2018 cover story.

"She plans to make a reggae album," Chioma Nnandi shared. "Though it’s too soon to name a full list of collaborators, one early influence may be Supa Dups, the Jamaican-born record producer who has worked with such dancehall greats as Beenie Man, Sean Paul, and Elephant Man."

In July, Rolling Stone reported Rihanna has "500 records for this project [from] different producers and writers,” one producer (who asked to remain anonymous) shared.

The anonymous producer shared she's only choosing 10 tracks for the project.

“They’re only choosing 10 records. They’ve been having writing camps and trying to keep them quiet for almost a year and a half now. I’ve been flying to Miami, flying to L.A., cutting records nonstop for this project.”

The album will reportedly be dedicated to Rihanna's reggae idol, Bob Marley.

We're here for it.

Before Christmas rolls around, Rihanna dropped some new Savage x Fenty lingerie. The fashion fanatic slipped on a few sexy pieces and shared some hot shots of herself modeling in her newest designs on social media: 

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The flicks were SO hot (especially the topless ones), her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown couldn't contain himself. He hopped in her comments section with the googly eyed emojis: 

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Oh, Breezy. Nice try, but she's still all wrapped up in love with her billionaire boyfriend, Hassan Jameel.

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The pop star was spotted on date night with her beau at her favorite restaurant Giorgio Baldi in Santa Monica a few weeks ago. According to E! News, bodyguards escorted RiRi to a private dining room in the back of the restaurant, where she and Hassan dined for over three hours. The couple started dating in summer 2017 and appear to still be going strong.

In other news...

The Oceans 8 actress has reportedly put her Hollywood Hills home on the market, six months after it was broken into by a stalker/intruder. It was the 2nd time this year her home had been burglarized!

The singer/actress copped the 7,130-square-foot mansion (that features 6 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms) for $6.8 million about a year and a half ago. Now, she's looking to make a profit as she tries to unload it for $7.495 million. See flicks and get all of the specs on the home HERE.



1. Not so fast! Anita Baker isn't doing a Vegas residency afterall.



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Bossip · Sun, 16 Dec 2018
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Joe Budden And Cyn Santana’s Baby Turns 1-Year-Old

Joe Budden and Cyn Santana are already celebrating the first birthday of their son Lexington!

It seems like just yesterday that the Love & Hip Hop couple shocked the world by getting together long after their respective stints on the show, but now, they’re proving the skeptics wrong as they happily celebrate their first child together turning 1-year-old.

In true mommy fashion, Cyn posted up a few emotional posts following up to Lexington’s birthday, one of just her baby boy and another of her and Joe in the delivery room following giving birth and meeting for the first time. She also thanked her baby daddy Budden for “being amazing father and soulmate.”

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Though the couple hasn’t posted any official party photos yet, they celebrated with friends and family at the crib on Saturday–where both Cyn and Joe kept it cute showing off the party on their respective Instagram stories.

Santana shared before via twitter that the theme of the party was going to be “Elmo in Lex Land,” and as evidenced from pictures and videos, the festivities featured both a real-life Elmo and an Elmo cake to match.

Just as Joe describes in the videos below, it looks like little Lexington is just trying to sleep while the festivities go on around him, but Cyn is excited enough about the party for the whole family.


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Though we got a glimpse into the party from the happy couple on their IG stories, we can expect to see some better footage in the coming days. She told fans on Twitter that they can report back later on whether or not Lex’s birthday was simple and cute or kinda extra

Happy Birthday, Lexington!

Bossip · Sun, 16 Dec 2018
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Cardi B Addresses Fans Hating On Offset

It’s been a trying few weeks for Cardi B, after announcing she was divorcing husband Offset, the Migos rapper has endured a whole lot of internet slander upon his numerous attempts to win back his wife, particularly after his latest apology during her Rolling Loud: LA set on Saturday night.

Cardi’s been on her IG live several times, including right after Offset’s failed public apology at Rolling Loud. Each time she’s reiterated that their very public mess is not a publicity stunt and that she does not want internet trolls bullying her “baby’s father.” She’s also said numerous times that she’s not saying she’ll take Offset back, but one IG Live session included her singing plans to let God lead the way.

Meanwhile she’s put up two posts on Instagram addressing the situation from Saturday’s show.

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The first thanks her fans for the love and support:

“Guys, I just want to say thank you so much for everybody that’s been supporting me, that been loving me. And that feel like they need to defend me … I don’t want people to, like, doing f–k s–t, saying f–k s–t. Violating my baby father isn’t going to make me feel any better, because at the end of the day, that’s still family. Unfortunately, we going through things and, um, it’s not private, it became public … and I just want things to die down, I just need time so we can see eye-to-eye. I can’t predict the future, I don’t know. I don’t need people coming at my baby father and s–t that doesn’t make me feel any better. And I just want to say thank you, everybody. Respect my wishes.”

It sounds like she just wants a little peace and for the public spectacle to die down — but considering she’s in the prime of her career, it’s not like she can go hide out right now. Do you think she should be trying to take a break?

In Cardi’s second IG post, she states that she hasn’t said she’ll take Offset back but that she absolutely wants the cyber bullying to stop, noting how Pete Davidson expressed suicidal urges thanks to the online attacks he’s been suffering:

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What do you think about Cardi’s messages? Do you think she should step back from social media for a bit?

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The Young, Black, and Fabulous® · Sun, 16 Dec 2018

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The #TakeOffset Back saga continues. This time, Offset had the nerve to interrupt Cardi B's Rolling Loud headlining performance to beg her to take him back. However, she wasn't impressed in the least bit. See the clips, plus find out why Offset fans are PISSED with the NYC raptress inside...

Here we go [insert eye roll].

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After Offset took to his Instagram account to publicly apologize to his wife Cardi B for "entertaining" other females, he's back at it again. This time, he took it up a notch.

Last night, the Migos rapper crashed Cardi's headlining set during the Rolling Loud Festival in LA. He popped up on stage carrying a bouquet of white roses as the production crew rolled out flower arrangements that spelled out "Take Me Back Cardi."

The two share the same management, so that may be why it was so easy for him to interrupt her set and be GIVEN a mic.

The 27-year-old rapper, who celebrated his birthday on Friday, hopped on the mic and said, "I just want to tell you I'm sorry front of the world. I love you."  Bruh?

The "Bodak Yellow" rapper didn't look the least bit impressed and seemingly cursed him out and kicked him off stage.  Likely because he's putting in FAR more work on this manipulative, very public apology tour than he put in to not cheat multiple times.

Check it:


She looks unhappy and unenthused. And has for the last few weeks. We're sure it’s all wearing on her because she was head over heels in love and divorce is hard on anyone.  Especially a brand new mom in the public eye.

Offset thought he was going to bring out those flowers, which she JUST posted a couple days ago were her fave, and everything was going to be peachy keen. Nah, bruh. Remember the flower arrangements she shared on her IG that she was gushing over? Try again, Set.

Folks are pissed at Offset for doing this, and rightfully so: 










The day before, rapper 21 Savage brought Offset out on stage and had the crowd chant for Cardi to take him back. Sighs...

As celebs continue to chime in on the #TakeOffsetBack train, rapper The Game just recently hopped on the bandwagon. Here's what he had to say about it all: 


Where was everyone when Offset was out here doing Cardi dirty for the last couple years? Are any of them posting videos on their social media accounts telling HIM not to cheat?! And telling HIM how important it is to "keep a marriage together"?  Nope. Move around, folks.

Constant public begging is manipulative, whether he realizes it or not, because the public often sides with a man.  And when Cardi's response isn't what they want, she will soon become the bad guy.  Even men see this:


Offset's first public apology was necessary and enough.  Leave her be to take her time - as much as she needs - to figure things out.

Since the cheating allegations were brought to light and the "I Like It" rapper announced they were breaking up, fans have been dragging Offset, but Cardi isn't with it. She encouraged her fans to stop coming for the "father of my child."

Check it:





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Offset was supposed to drop a solo album on Friday (his birthday), but that never happened. Now, folks are blaming Cardi - of all people - for the album not being released:











So annoying.




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Bossip · Sun, 16 Dec 2018
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Kylie Jenner Backs Her Baby Daddy Up In Social Media Pettiness Claims

Kylie Jenner usually sticks to using her social media pages to promote whichever Lip Kit drop is coming out next, but on Saturday night, she made sure to defend her baby daddy Travis Scott against some rumors that he was once again being petty toward his brother-in-law Kanye West.

If you’ll recall back to Kanye’s latest Twitter rant, Travis Scott was caught in the middle between Ye’s ill feelings toward Drake, mostly due to the fact that Drizzy reportedly sneak-dissed West on Travis’ track “Sicko Mode.”

Kanye felt some type of way that someone in his family would let another rapper take shots at him on a song and vowed to never let it happen again.

Travis caught some stray bullets in the beef before making nice with Kanye when they “expressed” themselves and talked the whole situation out.

Among other shots, the major point that seems to be eating away at Kanye was Drake rapping, “checks over stripes” on “Sicko Mode,” because he saw that as a direct way for a fellow rapper to take money out of his family’s mouth by trying to encourage fans to purchase Nike instead of his shoes with Adidas.

A few hours following his displays on Twitter, Travis Scott went on to post a photo wearing a Nike shirt, with their signature “check” swoosh logo prominently displayed. Some fans took this as a petty way of telling Kanye that it’s always going to be “checks over stripes.”

After racking up a few thousand likes, Travis’ wifey Kylie Jenner made a point of replying to the controversy to let everybody know that their family is all good. She retweeted the sentiment denying any pettiness and says that “everyone is good, moved on, living life” and says that the sweatshirt is simply a new design because Scott has a deal with Nike.

So there you have it. It looks like things are all good on the home front for the Kardashian clan, and according to both Kylie and Kanye, everything in their family is “all positive energy” from here on out.

Bossip · Sun, 16 Dec 2018
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Snoop Dogg Tells Kanye To Get Off Of His Phone As He Listens To Some Drake

If it wasn’t already clear from his recent displays on the Internet, Snoop Dogg is pretty fed up with Kanye West.

In the latest condemnation of his fellow rapper, Snoop made his feelings about Ye very clear as he posted an Instagram video bumping some Drake in the car before going on to tell Kanye he needs to get off his phone and handle his issues in person.

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“Is y’all getting tired of Kanye West and these tweets? ‘Cause I am,” Snoop sbegan, while Drizzy’s “From Time” played in the background. “I see why n***a, you and Donald Trump hangout. N***a, y’all tweet like a motherf**ker. I think that n***a need Dr. Phil or Maury … You know what? That n***a need Jerry Springer.”

The Long Beach native went on to criticize Yeezy for addressing Drake over social media and told  him to “get your a** off your phone and go holla at that n***a in real life. Stop telling the whole f**king world what you’re going through. We don’t give a f**k!”

Even though Kanye made a point of praising Snoop in his recent rant (despite his public disapproval of Ye’s recent actions) it looks like the Tha Doggfather was still unimpressed.

Like we mentioned prior, this isn’t the first time that Snoop Dogg has taken to Instagram to show some disdain over Kanye’s latest antics online. Earlier this year, he criticized the Yandhi rapper for continuing to support Donald Trump and doubled back on Kanye in October, when he fueled rumors that Drake had slept with Kim Kardashian.

Bossip · Sun, 16 Dec 2018

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Pete Davidson Alarms Fans After Posting Concerning Messages To IG

Some cryptic messages had fans and celebrities alike worried about SNL‘s Pete Davidson on Saturday, which he posted before quickly deleting his Instagram page completely.

Following Kanye West’s tweetstorm the previous day, where he addressed mental illness and his desire to desire to destigmatize it, Davidson–who is diagnosed with borderline personality disorder–posted a note saying that he doesn’t “want to be on this Earth anymore” before another note praising Kanye for his bravery in speaking out against mental health.

In the first, now-deleted note, Pete wrote, “i really don’t wanna be on this earth anymore. i’m doing my best to stay here for you but i actually don’t know how much longer i can last. all i’ve ever tried to do was help people. just remember i told you so.”

This was followed by Davidson’s post praising Mr. West for his bravery in which he wrote, “Bravo Kanye West for standing up for yourself and speaking out against mental health. I can’t explain to you enough how difficult and scary it is to be honest about stuff like this. We need people like Kanye. No one should ever point fingers at you for your bravery in speaking about mental health. I’m seriously disgusted.”

The first sentiment is what really got people worried, and though some people posted negative comments on Pete’s actual post before deletion, the rest of the internet seemed to rally behind Davidson with celebrities like Nicki Minaj, Kid Cudi, and Jada Pinkett-Smith all reaching out to the comedian. Machine Gun Kelly even hopped right on a plane to fly to New York and make sure his friend was okay, since many who reached out were reporting that his phone was turned off.

As it turns out, it looks like Pete was at Saturday Night Live rehearsal while this all went down, and he actually ended up appearing on the show last night for a brief moment to introduce the show’s musical guest.

Along with other celebrities, Davidson’s ex Ariana Grande also seemed concerned about his Instagram posts, releasing tweets apologizing for joking about Kanye and then seemingly showing up at 30 Rock in case Pete needed anything.

Grande’s now-deleted tweets read, “”i’m so sorry i told a dumb joke,” she said. “i really didn’t mean any harm. all i want everyone to be healthy and happy. so desperately. please. my god,” she posted regarding her tweets about listening to her new single instead of watching grown men argue online.

Her next tweet read, “I’m downstairs and I’m not going anywhere if you need anyone or anything,” said the following tweet. “I know u have everyone u need and that’s not me, but i’m here too.” TMZ confirmed that Grande was at 30 Rock, where Saturday Night Live is taped, to see Davidson if she got a chance.

After so many calls from fans, the police did end up pulling up at SNL to do a welfare check on Pete, confirming that he was OK following the scare before he appeared briefly on the show last night.

Bossip · Sun, 16 Dec 2018
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Diddy And Children Remember Kim Porter

Saturday Diddy and his kids spent some time celebrating Kim Porter on what would have been her 48th birthday. Diddy took to Instagram, posting an illustration of his former girlfriend, who passed away on November 15

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY KIM!!! We miss you sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooSoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo MUCH ?? #KimPorterDAY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY ????????

Diddy followed the picture with a video of him and Kim talking about their twins before their birth with his mom Janice Combs.

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Happy Birthday Kim. We love you and we miss you. #KimPorterDay

Next the music and business mogul posted the mother of his children with their offspring.

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Diddy posted this photo of Quincy with his mom

Happy birthday @ladykp #kimporter #kimporterday. WE feel your beautiful smile. THANK YOU ??

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A photo of Kim with their twins when they were babies followed next, along with the caption

Words can’t explain. Happy birthday #kimporter @ladykp #kimporterday THIS PICTURE SAYS EVERYTHING. ????????

All four of Kim’s kids also posted birthday messages. Hit the flip to see.

Bossip · Sun, 16 Dec 2018

Hilarious Memes Of The Week

Back at it again with another hilarious batch of memes fresh out the grease for your weekend funny.

Peep all the best (and funniest) memes of the week on the flip.

Bossip · Sun, 16 Dec 2018
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Vladimir Putin Wants to “Control” Rap Music In Russia

According to the NY Post, Vladimir Putin reportedly wants to control and steer Hip-Hop music in Russia.

Over the past several months, dozens of rap shows have been canceled by Russian authorities. Russian born artists are reportedly being harassed and threatened with fines and jail for trying to perform rap music in the country. Vladimir Putin, who has been known to breakdance in the past, hosted a roundtable discussion where he recognized the power of Hip Hop and how it can heavily influence the people of Russia.

“If it is impossible to stop, then we must lead it and direct it,” Putin reportedly said.

He also adds, “rap is based on three pillars: sex, drugs and protest” but he issued a stern warning against drug-themed rap, which could lead to the “degradation of the nation.” So Russia is reportedly offering grants to rappers to “help” them promote their careers. There is even a new competition to make the best rap song about traveling in Russia.



Bossip · Sun, 16 Dec 2018
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Sybrina Fulton Receives Honorary Degree From Benedict College

Congrats are in order for Sylvia Fulton. The mother of Trayvon Martin deliver the commencement speech at a Benedict College graduation then was immediately awarded an honorary degree from the school. Fulton took to Instagram to share the exciting news and to also mention that she was also awarded the key to the city in Columbia, SC.


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Bossip · Sun, 16 Dec 2018
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Family Of Kenneka Jenkins Files Lawsuit Files Lawsuit Against Rosemont Hotel

According to ABC Chicago the mother of Kenneka Jenkins, a young woman found dead in a Rosemont hotel freezer, has filed a lawsuit demanding $50 million in damages.

Kenneka Jenkins disappeared in September 2017 while attending a hotel party with friends at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Surveillance video footage showed her wandering alone through a kitchen area and toward the freezer.

Jenkins’ body was found the next day, leaving her relatives questioning whether she was murdered, but police are adamant her death was from hypothermia.

The family claims the defendants were negligent because they didn’t secure the freezer or carry out a proper search when Jenkins went missing.

Bossip · Sun, 16 Dec 2018
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Offset Begs Cardi To Take Him Back

Cardi B headlined the Rolling Out Festival on Saturday night, the first female rap performer to do so. This was supposed to be her night. Her soon-to-be-ex-husband-maybe Offset had other plans. He crashed her performance with a “Take Me Back” sign, a bouquet and a speech. Peep:

Offset has been on a begging spree all weekend, getting his buddies like The Game and T.I. to speak on his behalf to get Cardi to take him back. This, though, was a bit too far as it was a straight up interruption of her performance for some straight up shenanigans. As you can see from the video, Cardi was not having it at all.

Maybe Offset should take his apologies private because this isn’t it. Twitter got in on this and continued to drag the hell out of him.

The Young, Black, and Fabulous® · Sat, 15 Dec 2018

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Today is Kim Porter's birthday and her kids' fathers, Diddy and Al B. Sure, are remembering her with special tributes to celebrate. Meanwhile, Kim and Diddy's twins, Jessie & D'Lila Combs, celebrate their 12th birthday at the skate rink. Everything inside...

Today would have been Kim Porter's 48th birthday. And Diddy is declaring December 15th as "Kim Porter Day" worldwide in her honor.

Today also marks one month since the loving mother/model passed away. Both of her children's fathers Diddy and Al B. Sure - who's rumored to be "dating" "Real Housewives of NJ" star Danielle Staub - posted special tributes to wish her a Happy Birthday.

"Happy Birthday Kim. We love you and we miss you. #KimPorterDay," the Hip Hop mogul wrote on Instagram.

Peep their tributes below:






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Kim unexpectedly passed away on November 15th, shocking all of her family, friends and fans. As of the time of this post, her cause of death is listed as "deferred" after The Los Angeles County Coroner ordered an "additional investigation" into her death.

Diddy and Kim's twin girls Jessie and D'Lila Combs are seemingly doing well after the passing of their mother.

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Last night, their pops hosted an 80s themed birthday bash at World of Wheels roller skating rink in LA to celebrate their 12th birthday. The girls were all smiles in their neon 80s gear as they snapped it up with their dad (rocking a "Sean C" sweatshirt) and siblings, Christan Combs and Chance Combs. The Bad Boy honcho revealed "Sean C" was his nickname growing up. 

The twins' actual birthday isn't until December 21st, but Daddy Combs decided to throw the bash a week early since people usually go out of town during the holidays.

"I'm just happy that my girls are smiling and healthy and happy," Diddy said in a video posted on his Instagram Stories.

Get into the twins' roller skating bash below:

Dang, wish we could have gotten an invite.  Fun times.

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Bossip · Sat, 15 Dec 2018
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Samuel L. Jackson Mistaken For John Travolta

We once reported on an incident where Samuel L. Jackson had to publicly embarrass a white TV anchor for mistaking him for Laurence Fishburne. Today, he privately embarrassed a drunk partygoer who believed that he was a white man.

According to PageSix, Jackson was attending a “To Kill a Mockingbird” party and talking to his former Pulp Fiction castmate Uma Thurman when a slizzard fan ran up on them being annoying and loud and wrong.

Said a spy, “The opening-night guest who appeared to have had one too many drinks” spotted Thurman and Jackson at the Harvard Club bash, when “the guy started shouting, ‘Do the dance! Do the dance!’?” at the stars — apparently referring to the famous dance-off between Thurman and John Travolta in the 1994 Quentin Tarantino classic.

How did Sam Jack handle this? Well…

Without missing a beat, Jackson deadpanned to the confused fan, “I think you have me mixed up with someone else.”

But a spy said, “Undeterred, the fan continued trying to goad the pair into dancing, before an onlooker firmly informed him, ‘This is not that kind of party.’ There was no music and no dance floor!”

We don’t EVER wanna drink the liquor that makes us believe that Samuel L. Jackson is John Travolta.

Also, the PageSix article didn’t specify the race of the person who didn’t know the difference between the two men, but c’mon…

The Young, Black, and Fabulous® · Sat, 15 Dec 2018

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Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell are gearing up for a Good Burger sequel if the Nickelodeon honchos give it the greenlight. Deets on a possible sequel, plus check out the promo for Season 5 of "Black Ink Crew Chicago" inside...

A Good Burger sequel is in the works. That is, if Nickelodeon decides to give it the greenlight.

Photogs caught up with "Good Burger" star Kel Mitchell outside of A Simple Bar in Los Angeles recently to grill him about a sequel to the cult classic and he's totally down. In fact, he and his co-star Kenan Thompson want to bring the 90s teen comedy film back on the scene to gives us all the nostalgia feels.

Last week, the "SNL" star revealed to "What What Happens Live" host Andy Cohen that they're both down to do a Good Burger sequel. Now, Kel is confirming the news.

"The conversations have already started," Kel confirmed. "Definitely down. We have talked. We've had meeting. Kenan talked about that. We definitely did."

Apparently, there's an issue with Nickelodeon execs about how the sequel will be written since there has reportedly been a lot of turnover at the top of the network.

However, Kel seems optimistic that it will eventually happen. The "Game Shakers" actor said after reuniting with Kenan for a "Good Burger" sketch on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" three years ago is what kicked things in gear for a possible reunion. He also said he's open to doing the sequel with the original cast of Nickelodeon's "All That."

Check it:

Over the years, there were rumors that Kenan and Kel were feuding, but that's not the case. They just have a lot of things going on in their lives separately, which sort of forced them to go their separate ways. Kenan has been doing "SNL" and Kel stars on the Nickelodeon show "Game Shakers."

“It wasn’t so much a feud, but when you see two people doing so much work together and then you don t see that people just assume that there’s beef or whatever, but we just had different lives and different paths at the moment and now our paths can come back together, which is exciting for me,” Kenan told PEOPLE in 2016. 

Earlier this year, Kenan and Kel reunited again on an episode of Nick Cannon's "Wild 'N Out," where Kel dropped the famous "Good Burger" line:

By the way, Nick Cannon is a former "All That" star. We're here for it! Come on, Nickelodeon. Make it happen. 

In TV news...




9Mag is BACK together again!  Shocker...

Last season, we saw 9Mag honcho Ryan Henry trash his tattoo shop and open up a new spot in Chicago. The rest of the crew decided to take over the shop as part owners, however that ish didn't last long. Because, busines skills. 

By the end of the season, Ryan was able to get his original shop back.  And apparently, the old gang is the new gang.

This season, as new artists emerge and familiar faces return, the crew strives to salvage the true identity of 9Mag. Ryan reclaims his throne as the shop’s boss and Chicago’s tattoo kingpin. He is also finally putting himself first professionally and personally after recently becoming single. Van is still wearing his 9Mag tattoo with pride and refuses to be excluded from the team. Charmaine tries to navigate life after Loyal Ink, but misses the excitement of the old crew. Don is repairing his marriage and stepping up as a leader in the shop. After making strides in his music career, Phor is hopeful about the future of 9Mag. Lily has a renewed focus on her work, but won’t tolerate disloyalty.

Season 5 of "Black Ink Crew Chicago" premieres on Wednesday, January 2nd at 9PM EST. Y'all ready for the shenanigans?

In movie news...

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CREED II director Steve Caple Jr. is making history!

The boxing sequel has grossed more than $100 million, ushering him into an elite group of black directors. He's now the fourth black director in 2018 to have a $100M grossing film domestically. Nice!

Black Film reports:

For this year, Caple Jr. joins Ryan Coogler (Creed director), who had the blockbuster Black Panther ($700M, 3rd all-time domestically, & the top grossing film this year), Antoine Fuqua, who directed Denzel Washington in The Equalizer 2 with $102M, and Ava DuVernay, who became the first Black female to direct a $100M grossing film with A Wrinkle in Time ($100.4M). All four films have Black leads.

In 2017 Jordan Peele (Get Out), F. Gary Gray (Fast 8) and Malcolm D. Lee (Girls Trip) had crossed that mark.


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Bossip · Sat, 15 Dec 2018
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Lawsuit Claims Harvey Weinstein Bragged About Sex With Jennifer Lawrence

A new suit filed by an anonymous California woman claims that Harvey Weinstein placed her in numerous unwelcome and unwanted sexual situations, and named dropped a Hollywood A-lister to justify his forceful actions.

According to TMZ, She claims that after a business meeting at the Waldorf Astoria in Park City she got up to go to the bathroom. Weinstein then walked in while she was sitting on the toilet, exposed his penis and told her “My d**k is nice and hard for you” — and then asked, “Do you like my d**k?”

Doe says she rejected his advance, but Weinstein still moved closer while masturbating. She claims he continued until ejaculating on her skirt.

…Later that year, she claims they met in NYC to discuss a film called, “Vampire Academy.” They had a dinner meeting and afterward they went to his office, and Doe claims he kneeled in front of her and forcibly performed oral sex on her. In the suit, she says she was sobbing … and Weinstein responded by saying, “I slept with Jennifer Lawrence and look where she is; she has just won an Oscar.”

SMH! Harvey’s camp, of course, says all of this is a lie fabricated to further embarrass him. As for Jennifer Lawrence, she says it’s pure bull that she ever had any sexual relationship with Harvey and thinks it’s a shame that type of tactic would be used to lure women in:

“My heart breaks for all the women who were victimized by Harvey Weinstein. I have never had anything but a professional relationship with him. This is yet another example of the predatory tactics and lies that he engaged in to lure countless women.”

SMH. That Harvey is a bonafide CREEP.

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