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“I Don’t Cheat To Win I Rather Lose”, Serena Speaks Out Against US Open Penalities

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Yesterday was the final match in the tennis U.S. Open between the Queen of Grand Slams, Serena Williams, and her competitor Naomi Osaka. I’m sure people we’re expecting a fair match between these two black women however the umpire who was watching over the game had something else in mind.

Naomi was giddy to be playing against her Idol Serena in the finals on Saturday as shown with this message to her in a interview where she said, “I Love You.”

Everything was going well during the final match until the umpire issued the first penalty against Serena. Carlos Ramos, the umpire that started the drama, issued Serena a penalty because of what seems like Serena’s coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, was coaching her while he was moving his hands.

Ramos issued the first penalty which immediately infuriated Serena who said to him, “You owe Me an Apology. I have never cheated in my life, I have a daughter for what’s and I stand what’s right for her.” 

Here’s more footage of Serena talking to Ramos about how he misinterpreted her coach’s hand gesture as coach Serena to do certain plays against Osaka but he seems to be unfazed from his earlier decision.

Serena tried to explain to the umpire how that she wasn’t cheating and why she didn’t deserve the penalty she was given but Ramos didn’t see the need to remove it from that portion of the match.

Ramos gave Serena her second penalty after she broke her racket on the court out of frustration.

Serena’s final penalty came after Serena was penalized for arguing with the umpire for his previous penalties that she was issued for earlier as a “code violation”.

Serena accused Ramos of stealing a point from her because of the previous penalties she was given which prevented her from scoring a point. It escalated to the point where Serena was talking with the referee about the umpire choice to give her a point was sexist because the men have done much worse than her and often aren’t penalized.

In her argument she said, “There are men out her who do a lot worse than me. But Because I’m a woman you’re going to take this away from me. That is Not Right.” 

The finals ended with Naomi Osaka being the first Haitian-Japenese woman to win the US Open and also being the youngest at 20 years old winning the Grand Slam title.

During the Award Ceremony the crowd was booing in disappointment that Serena did not obtain her 24th Grand Slam title 1 year after giving birth to her daughter. However she stopped them from their jeers and wanted them to appreciate Osaka winning her title. Although you could tell from her eyes and facial expressions that she was still shaken up from what happened earlier in the match.

Here’s what Serena had to say after the award Serena was finished in a interview with reporters.

On twitter there were tweets calling out the sexism, misogynoir, and racism that was being perpetrated from some news companies that called Serena’s passionate out burst a meltdown in their news headlines.

Tennis legend Billie Jean King commented on the events that happened calling for the double standards that women have to endure that men usually don’t have to think about.

Billie Jean King has written a in depth analysis piece on her perspective of the match and the double standards and abuse of power that took place during the match.

The drama doesn’t end there because Serena’s outburst with the umpire will cost her a $17,000 fine. There’s a lot of conversations that can be said from what happened yesterday from the Grand Slam Finals but I will finish it off with this.

Congratulations to Naomi Osaka for her 1st Grand Slam victory. And as for Serena Queen of the Grand Slams, Slayer of Sexism, Misogynoir, and Racism you’ll get your chance at a 24th Grand Slam soon.

 

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Anonymous Caller Claimed Kevin Hunter Poisoned Wendy Williams

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According to PEOPLE magazine, a caller concerned about Wendy Williams’ wellbeing during her lengthy hiatus reported Kevin Hunter to authorities. The anonymous samaritan accused Hunter of allegedly poisoning his now estranged wife.

January 18th, authorities were anonymously contacted and instructed to perform a wellness check on the talk show diva. Implying Kevin Hunter was poisoning Williams, authorities rushed over to their New Jersey home to confirm her safety. When they arrived, Kevin Hunter answered the door and was reported as “hesitant” to allow authorities to enter the home.

Having recently fractured her shoulder, Wendy was found in her bed. However, authorities noted she was suspiciously covered from neck to toe. When questioned about the validity of the caller’s claims, Wendy “became tearful”, yet she denied anything was amiss. Kevin Hunter, who remained present, reportedly said “there had never been any calls to his house regarding domestic violence.” Officers then asked Wendy to confirm she was fine and once she did, they left the property.

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Cardi B Rejects Plea Deal At Recent Court Appearance

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Dressed in a way that could only be described as deliberately modest, Cardi B arrived to court in a white ensemble to reject a plea deal in relation to an August assault.

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Regarding a strip club brawl that took place in 2018, the ‘Clout’ rapper received an offer to plead guilty where she would have only received a conditional discharge. However, Cardi seemed dissatisfied and rejected the plea. She has been charged with one count of misdemeanor assault and two misdemeanor counts of reckless endangerment.

In August 2018, Cardi was allegedly involved in a strip club altercation between two bartenders who were believed to be engaged in an affair with Offset. During the attack, Cardi was said to have thrown chairs and bottles at the victims. Video of the attack shows someone believed to be Cardi picking up an ice bucket and launching it at the girls in rage.

In December, Cardi narrowly avoided jail time by arriving to court just minutes before her hearing. She was threatened with legal action after missing her a court date due to a prior engagement, which was the ‘Twerk’ video shoot. Her decision to reject the offer means the charges levied against her remain and she could face up to one year in jail if convicted.

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Writer and Director John Singleton Hospitalized After Stroke

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Prayers and well wishes are pouring in for John Singleton following news of his hospitalization. The Oscar-nominated director suffered a stroke Wednesday. His family reported the news Saturday, April 20th.

John Singleton’s family released a statement that read:

“On Wednesday, April 17th our beloved son/father, John Singleton, suffered a stroke while at the hospital. John is currently in the ICU and under great medical care. We ask that privacy be given to him and our family at this time and appreciate all of the prayers that have been pouring in from his fans, friends, and colleagues.”

The 51-year-old known for such films as Boyz in the Hood , Poetic Justice, and Baby Boy, has been in an intensive care unit since April 17th. While little has been made public about John’s condition, those who have had the pleasure of working with him have sent their regards. FX, where John’s executive produced series Snowfall has recently been renewed for a third season, issued a statement hoping for his “speedy recovery.”

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