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Empire Creator, Lee Daniels reveals he’s stopped communicating with Jussie Smollett: Says he’s embaraased

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“Empire” creator, Lee Daniels has revealed in a recent interview with “Vulture” that he’s had to stop communicating with Empire star, Jussie Smollett for the sake of his family and his own well-being.

According to him, that he’s embarrassed about what happened with Jussie Smollet and feels betrayed by him.

“I’m beyond embarrassed. I think that when it happened, I had a flash of me running from bullies. I had a flash of my whole life, of my childhood, my youth, getting beaten.”

“I had to detach myself and stop calling him because it was taking away the time I have for my kids, the time I have for my partner. It was affecting my spirit and other shows, everything,”Daniels said.

Daniels said he knows Smollett well enough to view him like a son and that the scandal came out of left field. When asked if it felt “like a huge betrayal,” Daniels said only “if it turned out that he did it, was guilty, and all of it’s accurate.”

“Of course there’s some doubt,” he added. “I’m telling you that because I love him so much. That’s the torture that I’m in right now, because it’s literally if it were to happen to your son and your child, how would you feel? You would feel, ‘Please, God, please let there be that glimmer of hope that there is some truth in this story.’ That’s why it’s been so painful. It was a flood of pain.”

Last week, the “Empire” creator shot down a report that implied Smollett would return for the sixth and final season of the FOX series, tweeting in response to the article, “This is not factual. Jussie will NOT be returning to ‘Empire.'”

Smollett made headlines in January after reporting to Chicago police that he had been the victim of a racist and homophobic assault. After a weeks-long investigation, Chicago PD said they believed the actor had orchestrated the attack on himself and accused him of paying his trainers and show extras, brothers Abel and Ola Osundairo, to carry out the assault.

Prosecutors later dropped all 16 charges against Smollett in exchange for him performing community service and forfeiting his $10,000 bond. It was a decision that outraged Chicago’s then-mayor and the police chief, who demanded that Smollett pay the city the more than $130,000 it cost to fund the investigation.

Smollett continues to deny that he staged the crime and duped police. His attorneys have also said the actor will not be intimidated to pay the city.

Source: toofab.com

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Jeff Bezos’ ex-wife MacKenzie Scott files for divorce from second husband

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Amazon owner Jeff Bezos’ former wife MacKenzie Scott has filed for divorce from her second husband, Dan Jewett, 2 years after they got married. (more…)

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R. Kelly ordered to pay $309,000 in restitution to sex trafficking victims

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A federal judge signaled on Wednesday that she plans to order disgraced R&B superstar R Kelly to pay more than $300,000 to one of his victims in a decades-long scheme to use his fame to sexually abuse young fans. (more…)

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Coolio, Grammy-Winning ‘Gangsta’s Paradise’ Rapper, Dies at 59

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Coolio, who rose to fame in the ’90s with hits like “Gangsta’s Paradise” and “Fantastic Voyage,” has died. (more…)

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NBA YoungBoy Welcomes His 10th Child… A Baby Boy

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NBA YoungBoy welcomed a new addition to this family recently as his fiancée Jazlyn Mychelle gave birth to a baby boy. (more…)

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Lil Poppa Releases “Money Call” | Video Out Now!

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Jacksonville, FL rapper and CMG signee, Lil Poppa has released a brand new song and video for track “Money Call” — an explosive track coming just under three minutes that spotlights Poppa’s pension for hard hitting rhymes and melodic hooks. The track will launch f #WildchildWednesdays that will be announced later today. “Money Call” came with an equally emotive music video, watch above or via link here:  http://LilPoppa.lnk.to/MoneyCallVid
In April this year, Poppa announced his signing to one of music’s legendary labels in the making CMG Records and dropped the third instalment of his Under Investigation series. The new single follows this album and hints at all new project in the making. Poppa joins an illustrious roster of artists, including Moneybagg Yo, GloRilla, 42 Dugg, EST Gee, Mozzy, Blac Youngsta and more. Gotti’s CMG label will work with Interscope Records to continue developing Lil Poppa and provide a foundation to further elevate his promising, young career.
 
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With his powerful wordplay and soulful storytelling, Lil Poppa turns each of his songs into an up-close account of life in his hometown of Jacksonville, FL. At just 18-years-old, he drew major attention for tracks like “Purple Hearts”—an independent release that organically amassed millions of views on Youtube in 2018, all on the strength of Poppa’s straight-from-the-heart delivery and hard-hitting lyrics.
At age 12, he built a makeshift studio in his closet and started self-recording with a laptop and Radio Shack microphone. Poppa began rapping each week at church, joining a group of friends and sharing rhymes with a spiritual bent. With a string of mixtapes under his belt, Poppa made his breakthrough with a pair of singles and he released a string of consistent projects like Almost Normal, Under Investigation II and Blessed, I Guess — all of which racked up praise from the likes of Pitchfork, Hypebeast, XXL, Complex, Hot New Hip Hop and more. Poppa went on to be named SiriusXM’s Hip-Hop Nation’s “First Alert” artist off the back of the project. His brand of soulful rap has a
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Lil Wayne is selling his Miami mansion for $29.5 Million

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Lil Wayne is on the move. (more…)

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