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“Not On My Watch” Iyanla Criticizes R Kelly, His Team

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Iyanla Vanzant has added herself to the growing number of public figures denouncing R. Kelly and his controversy. During an interview with Sway, Iyanla admitted the singer came to her for help and she declined.

Proving some things are too much even for her, Iyanla told Sway during his morning show that R. Kelly reached out for her services. However, the Fix My Life life coach says R. Kelly “didn’t have…the emotional capacity. Just didn’t have it. And I know, based on what I was looking at — the paces that I would have to take him through — it would have been brutal.”

While she recognizes that R. Kelly is in dire need of mental health care, Iyanla doesn’t agree that he deserves prison. Suggesting incarceration is not the answer, Iyanla said the following on Twitter:

While I do not condone the behavior that has been shown by R. Kelly, it is important that we as a society understand that it represents a symptom of a bigger problem, which is that we do not honor, value, or protect our children.”

Referencing the admission by R. Kelly and supported by his brother Carey’s corroboration, Iyanla thinks of R. Kelly as a damaged boy who grew to become a damaged man. “I would never ever condone, or justify anything that he’s been accused of doing. but locking him up in jail? It’s not the answer… He’s sick… Just like the people he allegedly committed these acts with — they’re sick. This needs to be massive healing — them, him, all of them.”

Iyanla then said that the team surrounding R. Kelly is catching more heat from her than Kelly himself.

“The ones who gave the notes to the high school girls, the ones who sat around the studio knowing there was a bedroom in the middle of the recording studio. The ones who knew those girls were in there, the ones who didn’t care enough about him to hire a tutor to teach him how to read. I have issue with that…as well as with what he did.”

As Lady Gaga, and now Celine Dion, have stepped forward to condemn R. Kelly and remove their collaborative songs from streaming services, Kanye West has come forward…but not in the way you think. During a strange rant in front of a Black choir singing spirituals, Kanye took a moment between their songs to share his opinion. stating:

“They want art from the artist, but anytime they do anything erratic, they just gonna pull up the full documentaries on him. And then, they gonna come with the Michael documentary.”

While the excerpt seen earlier was alarming, Kim Kardashian has taken to Twitter to clear any suspicions that Kanye was referring to R. Kelly.

https://twitter.com/KimKardashian/status/1084865437953740804

Kim Kardashian West has since released the full video for context on Kanye’s comments, adding:

“I want to make it very clear, he is not condoning anyone’s actions or unacceptable disgusting behavior. My husband’s words are being taken out of context due to timing.”

Let me be clear: jail is the answer for all of them. Put R. Kelly under the jail with his White Walker brother, Bruce, and call it a damn day. Let the people that helped R. Kelly face justice as well. We are not equipped, at this moment, for alternative justice that includes sipping green tea and sitting in a prayer circle. That’s just my take.

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“Where is Frank Ocean?” Drake Booed off Camp Flog Gnaw Stage

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Boo this man! Boooo! Drake thought a surprise appearance at Tyler, The Creator’s Camp Flog Gnaw festival would go better than this. The Canadian rapper was booed off the stage after attempting to surprise fans by performing before Frank Ocean’s set.

Drake’s surprise appearance at Camp Flog Gnaw was cut short after he was interrupted by boos. The rapper, who arranged the surprise with Tyler The Creator’s approval, stopped in the middle of “Wu-Tang Forever” to gauge the crowd. Saying, “I’m up here for you tonight. If you want to keep going, I will keep going.” Drake asked “What’s up?” Unfortunately, during the pause, some members of the crowd began booing loudly. Bowing out gracefully, Drake said “It’s been love.” and exited stage left. Hoping Frank Ocean would take the stage soon after, fans were met with further disappointment — he refused to perform.

After waiting nearly 15 minutes for Frank Ocean’s performance to begin, fans came to the realization that he wouldn’t take the stage. Presumably punishing the audience for causing Drake to end his set 20 minutes early, fans are agreeing with Frank Ocean’s decisions. One Twitter user commented “Frank not performing is exactly what a crowd who would boo Drake deserves.” Another user echoed their sentiments, saying “Drake, I’m sorry, bro. I’m so sorry. They didn’t deserve you.”

Although Frank Ocean has yet to release a statement, rumors are swirling that Drake was called in to replace the rapper altogether. Frank Ocean allegedly canceled his scheduled appearance at Camp Flog Gnaw, but there is no indication he stepped down on any of his official social media profiles. However, his name was missing from the lineup of the 2-day festival.

With ticket prices ranging from $270 to $1045, fans are sharing their mixed feelings. Some are disappointed they sold their passes and lost the chance to see Drake, others are furious they held on to their tickets and didn’t get to see Frank Ocean.

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T.I. Shares That He Goes To the Gynecologist with His Daughter Deyjah to “Check Her Hymen”

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In a move that’s equally as disgusting as YG demanding we protect our “light-skinned pretty girls” while eulogizing Nipsey Hussle at his funeral, T.I. revealed a vile parenting technique. The obsessively possessive father revealed he accompanies his daughter Deyjah to yearly gynecological visits to ensure her hymen is still intact.

Speaking with Nazanin Mandi, wife of singer/songwriter Miguel, on the Ladies Like Us podcast, T.I. revealed a shocking detail about his strict parenting style. Believing his daughter will one day thank him for the experience, T.I. admitted he has his daughter’s hymen inspected yearly to confirm her virginity. Each year after Deyjah Harris celebrates her birthday, she is humiliated by her father through an invasive examination. Describing an encounter from her 16th birthday, T.I. admits to coercing his child into signing over her privileged medical history so he can view the results on his own.

“Usually like the day after the party, she’s enjoying her gifts. I put a sticky note on the door: ‘Gyno. Tomorrow. 9:30.'” T.I. continued that the doctor maintains a high level of professionalism. “He’s like, ‘You know, sir, I hate to, in order to share information’– I’m like, ‘Deyjah, they want you to sign this so we can share information. Is there anything you wouldn’t want me to know? See, doc? No problem!”

While T.I.’s policing of his daughter’s sexuality is no surprise, it is interesting to note that he does not follow a similar practice for his sons. Even more alarming, despite T.I’s history of infidelity, he is equally possessive of his wife’s belongings, i.e. her vagina. “You can’t be rationing out stuff, talking about what you’re going to give nobody because what’s yours is mine and what’s mine is yours.” T.I. unfortunately continued, “That means that little thing you got, that little sex box you got is half mine. So pick which side you want, and that’s yours.” He then went on to suggest splitting her vulva “down the middle of the…what do they call it? The, the the, is it ‘uvula’?”

Yikes!

While T.I. is sure to hear about the social media outrage ensuing following the spread of this news, it is unlikely he’ll change the practice before his youngest daughter is of age. Poor girl.

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Solange Splits from Alan Ferguson

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After nearly five years of marriage, Solange Knowles and Alan Ferguson are calling it quits. While the reason behind their separation remains a secret, rumors are swirling that Solange allegedly had an extra marital affair…with a white man.

Solange recently shared a sentimental post to confirm that she and her partner of almost 11 years have separated. But the When I Get Home songstress has remained tight-lipped regarding why they’ve split. Saying it “ain’t nan no body business”, Solange intends to keep the reason under wraps. However, a rumor that Solange had been seeing a white man caused her to break the silence.

Emerging only to discredit the rumor, Solange posted a photo of herself and the man in question, her former co-manager John Bogaard. Captioned “yo ty @onvacation for being the best co-manager for 5 years”, Solange thanked him and apologized the internet was “unkind n b lying”. Having lived her life in the public eye for such a long time, Solange’s decision to “protect the sacredness” of her personal truth comes as no surprise. Commenting on the unfairness of life in the limelight, she believes it’s unfair to not have the power to control her own story, Still, she’s looking ahead positively. With the hope that life’s transitions will be kind, Solange says she;s “leaning into the hear of the unknown” and is relying on the universe’s grace.

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