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Kodak Black Arrested Before Rolling Loud Festival Performance

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Rapper Kodak Black just can’t seem to stay out of trouble. The Florida rapper was arrested yet again May 11th on another firearm violation. But this time, he embarrassed himself and disappointed his fans by being apprehended only moments before he was supposed to take the stage at Rolling Loud Festival.

Bill “Kodak Black” Kapri was arrested at the Hard Rock Stadium on Saturday by authorities in Miami. A team consisting of ATF, Miami-Dade Police Northside Gang Unit, and US Marshals were all in on the apprehension. According to the U.S. Marshals Service, Kodak was allegedly connected to a crime involving weapons. But the law enforcement agency refused to issue further comment on Kodak’s participation.

Kodak Black, who was just recently arrested for firearm and drug charges only one month ago, is treading on thin ice. While attempting to cross the US border into Canada, the rapper caught a case for second degree criminal possession of a weapon and unlawful possession of marijuana. Black is also still facing a first-degree criminal sexual conduct charge stemming from the 2016 attack of a woman following a concert. Although the date for his sexual misconduct has been continued, it was expected to take place in the spring.

Lil Wayne Cancels Performance

Following Kodak’s apprehension at Rolling Loud, Lil Wayne cancelled his set, perhaps in a show of solidarity. Lil Wayne was subject to a search by “Festival Police” The legendary rapper released a statement by way of several tweets apologizing to his fans who noted this was Wayne’s second consecutive absence from the tour. Lil Wayne stated:

To all my fans who came to see me at Rolling Loud, I’m sorry but I won’t be performing. The Festival Police (Not Rolling Loud) made it mandatory that I had to be policed and checked to get on the stadium grounds. I do not and will not ever settle for being policed to do my job and give you guys a great show. I will be at Story tonight for the afterparty and you kan katch me on tour with my bros Blink 182 this summer!

In response to the controversy, Rolling Loud has released a statement attempting to clear themselves of any connection to arresting authorities who were on the scene. Representatives from Rolling Loud abruptly stated, “He was arrested on his way to the festival and we have no knowledge of what led to the arrest since he was not on festival property.”

Neither Kodak Black nor his representation have released a statement at this time.

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Bullying Works: Halle Berry Decides Trans People Should Play Trans People

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Halle Berry was on an Instagram Live stream with Christin Brown, where she announced that she was considering a role as a transgender male. If her being a cis woman wasn’t problematic enough, she also spent much of that conversation misgendering the character!

She was promptly dragged until today, July 6th, when she announced that she was backing out of the role.

There’s not a lot to say here that trans people have yet to say. I think it’s worth extracting a few key factors in the outrage. Halle Berry is not just a cis woman, she’s a light-skinned biracial woman with a habit of slipping on a shake-&-go wig and taking up space that should be reserved for women who are marginalized within our community. Instead she continues to do things likes this. You might argue that she wasn’t aware, but it’s not hard to see trans people as human beings who deserve to tell their own stories.

To add insult to injury, Halle Berry isn’t the first person to be publicly called out for this. Scarlett Johansson was dragged for something close to a year for deciding she wanted oh-so-badly to play a trans male sex worker. Infamously in 2019, she told As If magazine that she “should be allowed to play any person, or any tree, or any animal.” So, it feels really hollow when Halle Berry hangs up her dreams of a buzz-cut when those dreams should never have come close to fruition in the first place. Trans people deserve to tell their own stories. I personally don’t believe she didn’t know that.

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Jada Pinkett-Smith Declares She’s Bringing Herself to the Infamous “Red Table”

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When I heard Jada Pinkett-Smith may have had an inappropriate relationship with August Alsina, I said “No! Not Jada!” Justin called me, a tear falling from his third eye, and he was like “Not Jada!” We meditated, aligning our spirit energies with Willow’s, before we decided it was time to write this article.

Twitter erupted when a video of August Alsina was published, wherein he spoke of an alleged, Will Smith-cosigned, affair he had with Jada Pinkett Smith.

It didn’t take long before people started to voice their concern around the nature of their relationship. In the video, he explains that their relationship was so passionate that he could “die right now and… be okay, knowing that I truly gave myself to somebody.” This, alone, is enough to make anyone cringe who isn’t willing to validate relationships that center a peaceful death as their logical conclusion, but the math here… well, it’s mathing. And not in a good way.

Alsina mentioned the “years” in which he and Jada were allegedly coupled, and the Twitter Detective AgencyTM got suspicious.

See, August claims he was introduced to Pinkett-Smith in 2015. That means he was between the ages of 21 and 22-years-old. No, he wasn’t a minor, but given that he was brought into this space by Pinkett-Smith’s son, there’s reason to question Jada’s actions. Adding to the inappropriacy is the fact that August has been rather public about his drug-abuse history and the series of traumatic losses he endured in that time. Some expressed that this alleged affair indicates a predatory mindset on Jada’s part.

The Smith family are known for their ability to manage social media backlash. About a year ago, we reported on the Jordyn Woods situation and the hand the Smiths played in managing that narrative. In usual form, Jada has declared that she will be “bringing [herself] on The Red Table.” Though we’re unclear how this will bring the “healing” she claims is needed, we will be watching to see for ourselves how that goes.

One thing that we’ve already seen is Adrienne Banfield-Jones, Jada’s mother, posting a rather cryptic image to Instagram.

Maybe the spin has already begun. Maybe this had absolutely nothing to do with the Alsina situation. Either way, the internet has it now, and it’ll be watching.

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