Celebrity Scoop – 06/09/2020
IS KANYE WEST FAKING HIS ALLIANCE WITH DONALD TRUMP? – (06/09/2020)
There’s a rumor going around that Kanye West is faking his alliance with Donald Trump to make progress for black people. According to The Jasmine Brand, Ye is being accused of “wearing his MAGA (Make America Great Again) hats so that he could get people out of jail.”
Reports also allege that rapper GLC revealed that “Kanye actually gave me the boxes of hats. He said, ‘I’m never wearing these again.’”
GLC said that Kanye added, “I’m just telling you that we got that amazing woman out of jail in Florida, right? We didn’t get to have that meeting until I put the hat on.”
JOE EXOTIC PENS CHILLING MISSIVE, CALLS ON TRUMP, CARDI B, KIM KARDASHIAN FOR HELP – (06/09/2020)
Tiger King’s star Joe Exotic has sent a chilling letter from prison that appears to be a suicidal cry for help, TMZ reports. The letter is addressed to “supporters, fans, loved ones” and opens by asking President Donald Trump to grant him his freedom.
The tone gets dark from there, and he says, “my soul is dead” as he describes his struggle to keep up his hope behind bars. He says he is tormented by reports that his husband Dillon Passage is moving on without him, and adds that he hasn’t heard from Passage.
Exotic says that he needs medication for his health conditions and predicts “I’ll be dead in 2-3 months” without help. He tosses out a plea for help from Cardi B and Kim Kardashian, and suggests he’d get better treatment if he wasn’t white.
His team has been campaigning for a pardon from Trump, but it looks like that ship has sailed.
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BILLIE EILISH BACKS TYLER, THE CREATOR’S CRITIQUE OF GRAMMYS ‘URBAN’ AWARDS – (06/09/2020)
Billie Eilish is echoing Tyler, The Creator’s Grammys speech about being put into a category that is more determined by his race than his music.
Tyler won the Grammy for Best Rap Album for IGOR, a largely experimental record where he did very little rapping at all. He noted: “On one side I’m very grateful that what I made could be acknowledged in a world like this, but also it sucks that whenever “we” – and I mean guys that look like me – do anything that’s genre-bending or that’s anything, they always put it in a rap or “urban” category which is – and I don’t like that “urban” word, it’s just a politically correct way to say the ‘N-word’ to me.”
“I have always hated categories,” Eilish said in a new interview with British GQ. “I hate when people say, ‘Oh, you look like ‘blank.’ You sound like ‘blank.’ It was such a cool thing Tyler said. I agree with him about that term. Don’t judge an artist off the way someone looks or the way someone dresses. Wasn’t Lizzo in the Best R&B category that night? I mean, she’s more pop than I am.”
She adds: “Look, if I wasn’t white I would probably be in ‘rap.’ Why? They just judge from what you look like and what they know. I think that is weird. The world wants to put you into a box; I’ve had it my whole career. Just because I am a white teenage female I am pop. Where am I pop? What part of my music sounds like pop?”
Over the weekend, Republic Records announced that they would no longer be using the word ‘urban’ when describing their “departments, employee titles and music genres.” “We encourage the rest of the music industry to follow suit,” it added in a statement.
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UPDATE: BTS’ FANBASE MATCH THEIR $1M BLACK LIVES MATTER DONATION: BTS’ fanbase have matched their $1 million donation (and then some) to the Black Lives Matter movement. The K-Pop band and their label Big Hit Entertainment threw their financial support behind the campaign in light of the death of George Floyd, but decided to remain tight-lipped about their donation. But when word got out, the BTS Army raised over $1 million in 24 hours after the #MatchAMillion initiative was launched by Twitter user @Monosplaylist with the help of One In An Army – a BTS fan collective. Fans have been donating to the likes of NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, The National Bailout Collective and Black Aids Institute. One In An Army described the Army’s “support” as “overwhelming” and vowed to continue the campaign.
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