(Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images) Lizzo is not taking allegations about her hit “Truth Hurts” lying down. Last week, Justin Raisen posted a video on Instagram calling out the singer and insisting she plagiarized a song he wrote during a writing session in 2017 called “Healthy.” He also compared the tunes, which have similar rifts and starts out with the same line, “I just took a DNA test, turns out I’m 100% that b*tch.
Charlamagne Tha God, a radio personality, television host and author of Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create It is paying it forward by giving college students a chance. READ MORE: Charlamagne reveals how Tyler Perry helped him deal with child molestation On Saturday, the radio host made a $250,000 donation to South Carolina State University’s alumni association to be used toward scholarships. Charlamagne has made a name for himself with his “tell it like it is” style. As one-third of one of the hottest morning radio shows in the country, The Breakfast Club, alongside DJ Envy and Angela Yee, he’s come a long way from humble beginnings in Moncks Corner, South Carolina.
Latina Gina Rodriguez has received an onslaught of backlash after she said “n***a” while singing a Fugees song, but now Afro-Latina singer Amara La Negra is coming to her defense. According to TMZ, La Negra doesn’t believe Rodriguez was using the word with any malicious intent while singing Ready Or Not and therefore shouldn’t be the target of so much ire.
Conservative commentator Candace Owens has never been one to mince words and now she is taking aim at Meghan Markle, going so far as to call her a ‘witch’ after the new mother opened up about the difficulties she has faced over the past year. According to The Daily Mail, Monday, the vocal Trump supporter took to social media to lash out at Markle, as well as her husband Prince Harry. READ MORE: Meghan Markle close to tears in rare TV interview: ‘Not many people have asked if I’m OK’ “Using African children as a backdrop to complain about your over-privileged life is offensive,” Owens blasted about Markle to her 1.7 million followers.
Trey Songz aka “Mr. Steal Your Girl” got his heart stolen by a 6-month-old. READ MORE: Overjoyed, Trey Songz announces birth of his baby boy, but Black Twitter has questions Songz, 34, took to social media to share his chubby little baby boy Noah with the world, after announcing months ago that he was going to be a new dad. “6 months ago today you changed my life. Words can’t describe ??,” he wrote. View this post on Instagram 6months ago today you changed my life.
A transgender man alleges has filed a suit in a Los Angeles accusing actress Rosario Dawson and her family of subjecting him to transphobic harassment and violent abuse. According to NBC News, Dedrek Finley filed the lawsuit last Friday against Dawson and three members of her family. In it, he claims the four of them violated his civil rights by discriminating against him specifically because he is transgender. READ MORE: Rosario Dawson says romance with Sen. Cory Booker is like ‘dating Captain America’ In December 2017, Finley, 55, moved from New York to Los Angeles to work as a handyman for the Dawson family and “renovate and remodel Rosario’s personal residence.
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Suge Knight (L), Ray J (Getty Images) Suge Knight is aiming to secure a possible post-prison future by signing over his life rights to Ray J for business ventures. Sources close to the Death Row Records founder say Ray J is believed to have the business acumen to make the proper plans for Knight’s story.
An African American security guard in Wisconsin made national headlines recently when he was allegedly fired for telling a student to stop calling him the n-word. Now music legend Cher is coming forward to help him in his fight for justice. The singer tweeted her outrage over the firing of Marlon Anderson saying she was willing to help him financially if he decides to take legal action against the school board that terminated him. How Can Ppl Be This Disrespectful⁉️A Beloved,Man of Color Just Passed,& Our Nations Mourning Him.Cong.Elijah Cummings FOUGHT FOR JUSTICE.He Was loved & Feared. If You Want To sue MMSD Ed.Board I Will Incur Your expenses.
These days it seems as if Issa Rae has become ubiquitous with hands in film, television and web content. Now it’s been confirmed that the Insecure creator and star has co-founded her own music label called Raedio. According to Pitchfork, Raedio has partnered with Atlantic Records, and to commemorate that new partnership, the label is releasing its first single “Kinda Love.” READ MORE: Issa Rae to produce and star in reimagining of ‘Set It Off’ for New Line The track comes from TeaMarrr, a Boston-born and Los Angeles-based Haitian-American singer whose music video even features a cameo from Rae herself.