Celebrities like to engage in random acts of kindness. Whether they want the recognition or they sincerely just want to help people in need, famous figures often take to their social media accounts to surprise the public with random gifts. Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson regularly helps people on Twitter who are in dire circumstances, and a woman who decided to shoot her shot and ask for help got a surprise of a lifetime.
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"You always blessing people.. I know this is a stretch but I need help with my rent, I haven’t paid this month and if I don’t pay today I’m being threatened to be evicted, can you please help??" the fan asked on Twitter. To her shock, Chad replied to her request. "Show me today’s deadline notice & we’ll handle it!!"
The woman then wrote, "Omg.. I didn’t think you would actually respond! Here are texts with me trying to work something out with our offices bookkeeper too." She sent over a photo of the eviction notice along with screenshots of a text message conversation. That's all Chad needed to be convinced. "Sis they got us all the way f*cked up, DM me your zelle & we will pay a few months in advance." Check out the exchange below.
Nick Cannon Explains Why He Thinks "Gangster" Is A Worse Term Than "N*gger"
Nick Cannon also said that Suge Knight once told him the streets were run by cowards because “real ones was either dead or locked up.”
If you ask Nick Cannon, the term “gangster” has crippled inner-city communities. The media mogul’s lengthy VladTV has been released in parts for over a week, and his latest clip has stirred up a bit of controversy. Cannon and Vlad were speaking about street life and “gangster” mindsets when Cannon made it clear that the word isn’t one of his favorites.
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“I f*cking hate that term,” Cannon said. “Because terms like that—’gangster’ is worse than the word ‘n*gger.’ Simple as that. Because it’s hurt our community way more than the word n*gger has. When you think about—because we embrace being a gangster so much that we kill each other. Even if many people kill us over the word ‘n*gger,’ think about how many gangsters have killed each other.”
Vlad brought up that if you’re not considered to be a gangster, people think that you’re “soft.” Nick added that people also go as far as to call themselves and each other “savages.” Cannon said, “Do you know what a savage is? Somebody who eats people. And we embrace it!”
At the end of the clip, Cannon suggested that as “OG gangsters” get older, they become more reflective of their youth. He said the older generation of gang members use their latter years trying to dissuade younger generations from getting involved in the street life, but unfortunately, the cycle has already been set.
“Suge said something… Like some of the most deep stuff, too, in one of the stories he was explaining,” said Cannon. “He was like, at some point it was nothing but cowards on the street ’cause all the real ones was either dead or locked up. So, now the game is being operated by cowards, and then once the cowards take out each other, then what you got left? Killed your whole community off.” Watch the clip in full below.
Boosie’s Son Chimes In On Dad’s Transphobic Rant
Boosie Badazz' son supports his father after making transphobic remarks about Dwyane Wade's 12-year-old transgender daughter.
Boosie Badazz's transphobic comments on Dwyane Wade's 12-year-old transgender daughter allegedly resulted in being denied service at Planet Fitness. Boosie claimed that a "manager who was gay" told him he wasn't allowed inside of Planet Fitness because of his comments on D. Wade's kid. Boosie appears to be approaching the controversy with a "Me Against The World" mentality and his son is coming to his defense.
Boosie's teenage son his the 'Gram to support his father's decision to speak out while simultaneously tearing down Dwyane Wade and Zaya, neither of whom have actually acknowledged Boosie's comments. "Fuck DWayne and his son idc he gay my pops said what he said stop sending me that," he wrote. "Bet you won't say it to our face." He added in a following post to his IG story, "I know this chick that will do sum thangs to dwade son that will make that boy back str8."
Boosie Badazz initially made his statements on Instagram shortly after D. Wade went on Ellen to discuss being a supportive parent and ally to the LGBTQ+ community.
"I gotta say something about this shit, bro. Dwyane Wade, you gone too fucking far, dawg," Boosie said. "That is a male. A 12-year-old. At 12, they don’t even know what they next meal gon' be. They don’t have shit figured out yet. He might meet a woman, anything, at 16 and fall in love with her. But his dick be gone — how he gon'— like, bruh, you going too far, dawg."
Amanda Bynes Gets Another New Face Tattoo
Amanda Bynes gets a second heart tattoo on her face after the first one was criticized for being “crooked.”
The curious case of Amanda Bynes, former child star, keeps getting weirder and weirder as it has just been revealed that she went and got even more ink added to her face. The actress is currently enrolled in college and is also working on a fashion line, so she’s clearly still doing pretty well for herself. While she has taken a step back from the spotlight, she continues to create headlines because of her bizarre behavior, which has included substance abuse issues, that one tweet about Drake, and more. Before she announced her engagement to her fiancé (who has still never met her parents, apparently), Bynes re-emerged on social media with a noticeable change in her appearance, sporting a large heart face tattoo on her left cheek.
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While it was unclear whether or not her face tat was the real deal, it’s remained on her visage for the last couple of months so that’s proof enough of its permanence. Taking to Instagram today, the 33-year-old seemingly showed off another new marking on her face.
“Sup, Instagram. Just wanted to say hi to all of my followers. I really wanted to say I appreciate you guys so much for supporting me,” said Bynes, debuting another face tattoo of a filled-in heart above her left eyebrow. “Wanted to check in, let you know that I’m out to dinner right now with my friend, Kathy, who’s a student advisor at FIDM, my college. I’m really looking forward to starting my clothing line, and I’m hoping that in the near future it will be out online.”
First and foremost, congratulations to Amanda for her work in school and on her upcoming design collection. Are y’all feeling her new tattoo though?
Lori Harvey Addresses Rumors About Her: "Clickbait Is Very Real"
Lori Harvey has been the subject of gossip, especially as it pertains to rumors about her alleged romantic relationships with popular figures in hip hop.
She lives her life out loud while also keeping details of her escapades under wraps, but Lori Harvey is sharing a bit about herself on the PrettyLittleThing Podcast. This was the first time Lori has sat down with a podcast and most of the conversation was about the rise of her modeling career. After mentioning Paris is her favorite city and dropping a few fashion designer stories, Lori spoke about what it’s been like having her name in headlines almost every day.
“It’s definitely frustrating,” said Lori. “I think I’ve developed tough skin through it all and you know, you just have to learn if someone wants to think the worst of you, they’re gonna think the worst of you no matter what you say and you can’t defend a lie. So, I think it’s a lot of things that are false about me in the media because clickbait is very real.”
“I think that’s one thing that the public doesn’t understand is that a blog can literally say anything, but if the word ‘alleged’ is in it, they can’t get in trouble for it. ‘We didn’t say it was true, we said ‘allegedly.” Yeah. I don’t think there’s an article that you can find about me that doesn’t have the word ‘alleged’ or ‘rumored’ in it. Because there’s no confirmation and they don’t care to fact check.”
Lori also spoke about her first trip to Jamaica for her recent 23rd birthday celebration. “Had the time of my life, it as so much fun,” she said. “I think everyone was throwing up at the end of the night.” The podcast host tried to slide in a “life is good at the moment” comment, but Lori didn’t acknowledge the reference to her “rumored” boyfriend Future. Listen to the PrettyLittleThing Podcast with Lori Harvey in full below.
Steven Spielberg’s Daughter Is A Porn Star
Steven Spielberg’s daughter, Mikaela Spielberg, explains why she decided to begin her career in the adult entertainment industry.
Mikaela Spielberg is officially getting started in the film industry but, instead of making blockbusters like her father Steven Spielberg, she’s going the adult entertainment route, taking advantage of her body and self-producing porn flicks.
23-year-old Mikaela Spielberg, who was adopted as a baby by the legendary film director, has begun self-producing her own solo sex movies, taking an interest in becoming a stripper as well. After contemplating how she wanted to live her life, Spielberg decided that she wanted to embrace her status as a “sexual creature,” telling The Sun about her life goals.
“I got really tired of not being able to capitalize on my body and frankly, I got really tired of being told to hate my body,” she said in an interview with the publication. “And I also just got tired of working day to day in a way that wasn’t satisfying my soul. I feel like doing this kind of work, I’m able to ‘satisfy’ other people, but that feels good because it’s not in a way that makes me feel violated.”
The Nashville resident informed her parents of her career move recently, shortly after making the announcement on social media. “This is a positive, empowering choice, I realized there is no shame in having a fascination with this industry and wanting to do something that is safe, sane, consensual,” she said.
Spielberg notes that she would be open to self-producing fetish videos but she will not be engaging in sexual intercourse with another man on-screen, out of respect to her 47-year-old fiancé Chuck Pankow. She will be using the name Sugar Star on websites like Pornhub, where she has already shared some of her clips.
What do you think of her decision to start a career in porn?
Weatherman Remixes Roddy Ricch & DaBaby During Forecast
Meteorologist Nick Kosir remixed Roddy Ricch’s “The Box” and DaBaby’s “TOES” during his recent weather forecasts.
Charlotte-based meteorologist Nick Kosir has a habit of going viral on social media, appealing to Gen Z’ers with his ridiculous dance routines and forecasts referencing popular trends and he’s on track to do so again, remixing songs by DaBaby and Roddy Ricch during his latest shenanigan-filled video.
In the past, the Fox 46 Charlotte personality tried his hand at some viral dance challenges, ending up on TikTok and eliciting laughter from thousands of people around the world. He’s back again now and he’s not letting up, creating entire songs to explain what the weather will be like in the coming days.
“Man it’s so cold we’re gon’ see snow and ice/So if you leave the house later, man it won’t be nice,” rapped Kosir to the beat of DaBaby’s “TOES,” which features Moneybagg Yo and Lil Baby. “Better not pull up with no coat cuz temps will drop tonight/That’s my forecast, that’s my forecast, and there’s no warmth in sight,” he continued.
He didn’t stop there though, also remixing the most popular song in the country right now, Roddy Ricch’s “The Box.” “Put some rain boots on your socks/The rain’s gonna drop like a lot/Bust an umbrella out the box/Today, the drip’s gonna drop/And it just isn’t gonna stop,” he rapped along to the melodies originally executed by the Compton artist.
Something tells us that this will continue in the coming days. Which song do you think Nick Kosir should take on next?
Swizz Beatz Explains Why Son Wore Skeleton Face Paint To Grammys
Swizz Beatz's 19-year-old son wore this skeleton makeup as part of his artistic alter-ego, Note Marcato.
Alicia Keys may have hosted the Grammy Awards this year, but she wasn't the only member of her family to receive a lot of attention on music's biggest night. Her stepson, Prince Nasir Dean, became a talked-about highlight of the show when he was spotted in the audience with his face elaborately painted to resemble a skeleton.
Prince, who also goes by the stage name Note Marcato, is the 19-year-old son of Swizz Beatz. Many people watching the ceremony were startled to see this spooky figure sitting among the celebs and were yearning for an explanation. If you looked closer at the photos of Prince that circulated online, you would notice that he was seated next to Swizz and his two other sons, Egypt and Genesis. Even after solving the mystery of who was lying behind this mask, the question still remained of why Prince had decided on this Grammy look. Now, we finally have an answer.
On Saturday night (Feb. 15), Swizz spoke before Prince's performance at an art event at the West Hollywood EDITION Hotel and he brought up the viral moment. “I thought he was super brave,” he said. “One thing that we do in the household is we let our kids express themselves, and he just showed up as his character, Note Marcato, and I was like, ‘You know we’re going to the Grammys right?’ And he’s like, ‘Mm hmm, I’m going like this.' You know. I thought it really worked for him.”
Beatz continued to praise his son's creative means of self-expression. “If [my son] wants to wear his makeup and his costume and he’s being respectful, then I’m all for it,” Beatz says. “I give him the space to have his own sound, his own style, his own everything. I’m here to love him anyway.”
So, there you have it. The face paint is part of the Note Marcato alter ego. His mother, Nichole Levy, told Rolling Stone that he has been dressing up “as part of his brand” ever since he was a child.
Ja’Net DuBois, Known For Her Role On "Good Times," Passes Away At 74
Beloved Hollywood icon Ja'Net DuBois has received thousands of tributes since the news of her death was announced.
In the 1970s, the sassy neighbor on Good Times was a comedic character that often stole moments on the show. Ja'Net DuBois portrayed the character of Willona Woods on the classic television program and while that role was a standout among fans, DuBois has had a successful decadeslong career in the entertainment industry.
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On Tuesday (February 18), it was shared that DuBois had passed away. According to multiple reports, police believe that her death was natural causes and have no current plans to investigate. Janet Jackson, who played the role of Willona Woods's adopted daughter Penny on Good Times, shared a touching tribute on Instagram to her television mother.
"I am so very saddened to hear my longtime friend Ja’Net DuBois has passed away," Jackson penned in a caption of herself with DuBois. "I saw first hand how she broke stereotypes and changed the landscape for Black women in entertainment. I’m grateful in recent years I had a chance to see her and create more lasting memories. I pray for comfort for all her family and friends. Thank you Ja’Net, I’ll miss you. 🖤."
The late actress's resumé includes appearances in Beverly Hills, 90210, A Different World, Sister Sister, Sanford and Son, The Love Boat, I'm Gonna Git You Sucka, Martin, Moesha, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, The Steve Harvey Show, and the series The PJs which earned her two Primetime Emmy Awards in 1999 and 2001. Fans will also remember her as the voice behind the "Movin' On Up" theme song for The Jeffersons.
We send our deepest condeolences to Ja'Net DuBois's loved ones. Read through a few tributes below.
Young Thug Misgenders Dwyane Wade’s 12-Year-Old Child
Young Thug refers to Dwyane Wade's 12-year-old transgender daughter as the basketball player's "son" and saying, "God don't make mistakes" following Boosie Badazz' ill-informed rant.
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Dwyane Wade's 12-year-old child, Zaya, came out as transgender recently and Wade made an appearance on Ellen where he discussed it in more detail. Unfortunately, even with the overwhelming amount of support that he's received, there have been a few people with large platforms who've shared their criticisms.
Young Thug hit Twitter where he not only misgendered Zaya but also invoked the name of higher powers to justify it. He did this all while appearing to show the slightest bit of support. "All I wanna say to dwade son is “GOD DONT MAKE MISTAKES” but hey live your true self," Thug tweeted before adding, "You’re gods best Creation."
This can possibly be looked at as trolling, although this probably isn't the best topic to try to joke around about. But what's even more interesting about Thug's statement appear to contradict his thoughts on the idea of gender just a few years prior. "You could be a gangster in a dress or you could be a gangster with baggy pants. I feel like it's no such thing as a gender," he said in a Calvin Klein ad, as pointed out by Dazed. Check the clip out below.