Azealia Banks Says Grimes Abandoned Her at Elon Musk’s House, Which She Compared to “Get Out” Movie

After deciding to put her upcoming album Fantasea II: The Second Wave on hold after the Wildn’ Out debacle, it looks like Azealia Banks is back in the studio working on new music.

And it seems like she’s doing whatever it takes to finish her collaboration with Canadian singer Grimes, even if that means waiting around the musician’s boyfriend Elon Musk’s home all by herself for days.

The rapper and professional word vomiter said that’s exactly what she’s been doing in a message share shared to her Instagram story over the weekend.

“Literally been sitting at Elon Musks waiting for Grimes to show up and start these sessions,” she wrote. “I have no idea when she is coming back. I’m going to wait one more day then I’m going to go home.”

Later, she compared her stay at Musk’s house to Jordan Peele’s 2016 Oscar-winning movie “Get Out.” She wrote: “Staying at Elon Musk’s house has been like a real [life] episode of ‘Get Out’”

She then went on one of her signature rants full of slurs and TMI, suggesting Grimes and Musk wanted to have a threesome with her and calling them both “crackheads” and Musk a “trash a** beta male pig.”

She also accused Musk’s family of profiting from mining emerald and ore in southern Africa during apartheid, called him ugly said he was on the Down Syndrome spectrum. Oh, and she also said he was a “mutant.”

Read her entire rant below:

“LOL, Elon Musk is better off hiring an escort. At least an escort would have kept her mouth shut about his business. He’s got some dirty-sneaker-inbred-out of the words Pabst beer p***y methhead-junkie running around town telling EVERYONE EVERYTHING ABOUT HIM. All because he needed a date to the Met Gala to hide his shrinking d**k from Amber Heard LOL.

“A f***ing rebound. A beta male who took steroids and got hair plugs to convince himself he was alpha. There’s no reason, that in this collab with Grimes, I know so much about ‘Elon Musk’ … Grimes is really an idiot.

“And Elon Musk is really a part of the problem. When you talk about white male privilege and colonialism… His family’s wealth is rooted in emerald and ore mines in southern African during apartheid.

“This trash a** beta male pig was given his start in life because his disgusting racist parents took advantage of thousands of black people…..

“Ask Elon Musk what the f*** he does for Africa? Nothing, he ignores it. These fake a** libertarian sh** bags.

“And hes ugly. The thin grey lips. The froggy eyelids. Un-uniformed hair growth pattern. Pork skin. He’s own the Down syndrome spectrum. FOR SURE

“There’s something not quite right about that man. I wouldn’t give the credit of calling him an alien. He’s a mutant. His humanoid group emerged/crawled out of the Caucasus cave system 15,000 years after the first Caucasian homo-sapiens did. He’s really a caveman.”

And that’s not all. Banks, apparently after being accused of holding herself hostage, continued:

“Holding myself hostage? So you mean to tell me I specifically invited myself into your home after weeks and weeks of you telling me how your man thinks I’m hot and begging me to come to LA to work with [your] crusty a**? F***ing crackers. The last time I try working with a white b**ch.

“They’re both two f***ing crackheads. [He’s] tweeting on acid f***ing up his own stocks and whatnot. A real life dummy The nerve of these crackheads to think I would put my fully human lips on them. Absolutely atrocious.

After waiting for days, Banks said she received a first-class plane ticket out of L.A., which she did not appreciate.

“Lol I waited around all weekend while Grimes coddled her boyfriend for being too stupid to know not to go on Twitter while on acid. Then she had the nerve to go ghost and ‘book me a first class flight’ thru Roc Nation as if she’s big enough to send ME out of La. Ha!

“I should have stayed my ass in NYC. They invited me here to stay and told me I couldn’t bring my boyfriend…. Lol… it was probably some weird threesome sex sh** to begin with…..”

Yikes. This is a far cry from the excitement Banks expressed last month on Twitter when she found out she was going to collaborate with Grimes.

“Omg I’m listening to f2!!! All the songs are finished except Lorelei and Grimes song,” she tweeted. “I have a session next week with Alex Carapetis to lock Lorelei down. Then I go to LA to finish grimes and oh yes!! Finish Paradiso two! But daaaaaaaamn there’s some heat!”

Guess it’s safe to say this Grimes collaboration won’t be happening after all.

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Stephanie Mills Dragged Sam Smith to Wakanda & Back for Michael Jackson Diss

Protip: If you are a somewhat popular singer, it would be in your best interests to never come for a legend like Michael Jackson. Apparently, British singer Sam Smith didn’t get the memo.

While vacationing with fellow singer Adam Lambert on what appears to be a yacht, Sam Smith was caught on video saying that he doesn’t like Michael Jackson. “I don’t like Michael Jackson but this is a good song,” Smith said as an MJ song played in the background.

While many folks on Twitter told Smith to put some gah damb respeck on the King of Pop’s name, even referencing the fact that his own song from the Bond move sounded like a knockoff of Jackson’s “Earth Song,” there was one person’s response to Smith’s MJ diss that stood out even more.

After the legendary Stephanie Mills caught wind of Smith’s comments about her late friend, she took to social media and dragged him for absolute filth. I mean, she took him to Wakanda, LET HIM HAVE IT, and then shipped his happy azz back to America with new knowledge that he is NOT to ever come for the King in the future.

“Don’t come for MICHAEL JACKSON when you wish you have sold as many records and you wish you were the King of Pop like he was,” she wrote on Instagram. “I’m so tired of you people studying our music, and studying our [artists] and claiming that you don’t like our music. Go sit your 1 HIT WONDER ass down and learn how to finish a tour. When you can sell as many records as the king of Pop, Michael Jackson then maybe you can say something. So I say to you Mr. Smith have several seats and come for me if you want to.”

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Stephanie Mills also reminded the world of that time Sam Smith called a black woman a “black cunt.”

She said in a separate IG post: “Why would we embrace a man who refers to us as BLACK CUNTS? Yet he won the 2015 BET’s new artist award.”

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BAY-BEH!!! Stephanie Mills got all the time today!

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Aretha Franklin Is Reportedly Dying From Cancer, Family & Friends Saying Final Goodbyes

Prayers up for Aretha Franklin. According to multiple reports, the Queen of Soul is “gravely ill” and is “asking for your prayers at this time.”

The sad news came from Roger Friedman from Showbiz411 as well as a report from a news anchor in Aretha’s hometown of Detroit.

WDIV Morning Anchor Evrod Cassimy shared on Twitter this morning: “I am so saddened to report that the Queen of Soul and my good friend, Aretha Franklin is gravely ill. I spoke with her family members this morning. She is asking for your prayers at this time. I’ll have more details as I’m allowed to release.”

TMZ reported Monday morning (Aug. 13) that Franklin’s friends and family were preparing to say their final goodbyes to her, as she is dying from cancer.

A source very close to Aretha and a longtime dear friend tells TMZ he was told a week ago, “Prepare yourself, she’s dying.” The source adds Aretha was down to 86 pounds and her health was failing. The source says 2 weeks ago everyone in Aretha’s circle was told “she could go any time.”

Another source — someone who has been close to Aretha for decades — tells TMZ she has been battling cancer.

Franklin, who is 76, has been in poor health as of late. She has continued performing, but on a limited basis, with her most recent performance being nearly a year ago last November at an Elton John AIDS Foundation event.

It is no secret that Franklin has struggled with weight, alcohol and was a heavy smoker. She gained and lost weight, quit smoking, and in 2011 canceled a concert tour to have a surgery that was rumored to have been to remove cancerous tumors.

While she never confirmed the diagnosis, a year later in 2011 she had a comeback concert but the comeback doesn’t last as over the next few years, she canceled a number of gigs to deal with an undisclosed medical condition.

She told the Associated Press in 2013 that she had a “miraculous recovery” and was “85%” healed.

Last November, rumors swirled that Franklin had died from cancer after a post from a fake Twitter account purporting to be Franklin’s said that she had passed away. Later, the Instagram blog Fameolous said that Franklin was “not doing good and may pass soon.” They added that she had been “battling cancer for a while now.”

Franklin has been a victim of declining health rumors for the past several years, but it sounds like this latest story has some credibility behind it. At one of her last concerts, a show in Detroit at an outdoor venue, she reportedly said to the audience to “keep me in your prayers.”

Although Franklin has declined to identify her illnesses, all three of her siblings have died from cancer: her brother Cecil in 1989 from lung cancer, her sisters Carolyn from breast cancer in 1988 and Erma in 2002 from throat cancer.

Franklin has the third-most Grammy Awards for any female artist in history. In an interview with Rolling Stone last year, she said that would be her last year performing and touring, but she planned to go into the studio and make music with “her old pal Stevie Wonder.”

Franklin told Rolling Stone, “Of course, several of the songs are going to be produced by Stevie. There’s only one Stevie, right?”

Earlier this year, Franklin said she wanted Jennifer Hudson to portray her in a biopic after Halle Berry turned down the role.

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Baltimore Cop Suspended After Video Shows Him Punching & Tackling Unarmed Man

A Baltimore police officer has been suspended from his position after a viral video showed him as the aggressor in a violent altercation with an unarmed man.

According to the Baltimore Sun, the incident occurred Saturday (Aug. 11) outside Q’s Bar and Liquors in the 2600 block of E. Monument St. in East Baltimore.

While the video, captured by a nearby eyewitness, doesn’t show what caused the incident to escalate to violence, it does show the entire physical altercation.

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The cop, whose was identified as Officer Arthur Williams, can be seen pushing the man—26-year-old Dashawn McGrier—against a wall and placing his hand on his chest, which prompted the man’s attempt to remove it. That’s when Officer Williams started throwing punches.

The video shows Williams punching McGrier several times before shoving him into a wall and beating on him until he falls to the ground. Although McGrier appears to try to deflect some of the officer’s punches, he does not punch back.

A second officer on the scene, who has not been identified, briefly placed his hands on McGrier’s arm as he tried to avoid the repeated blows, but does not appear to try to stop the first officer from throwing punches.

Witnesses in the area say that Officer Williams knew McGrier from prior interactions, and said that McGrier may have been targeted in the incident, which is why he was initially talking back. “He knows his rights, and he felt as though his rights were being violated, and he took offense to that,” one man said.

A woman who grew up with McGrier and considers him like a brother called the incident shocking.

“I was speechless. I was enraged. I was hurt. I was shocked more than anything. That is really something you don’t expect,” Shantel Allen said. “I truly feel as though this officer needs to be dealt with in a very serious manner, so none of his fellow officers or anyone else in the criminal justice system feels like they can use this kind of force. This is a crime. You can’t just go around putting your hands on people.”

The Baltimore Police Dept. said Saturday’s incident began after two officers stopped McGrier, let him go, then approached him again to give him a citizen contact sheet. “When he was asked for his identification, the situation escalated when he refused,” the department said. “The police officer then struck the man several times.”

Attorney Warren Brown, who is representing McGrier, said his client had a previous run-in with Officer Williams back in June that resulted in McGrier being charged with assaulting the officer, disorderly conduct, obstruction and hindering, and resisting arrest. Brown said that in that incident and in the one Saturday, the officer targeted McGrier without justification.

Brown said in Saturday’s incident, McGrier was sitting on the steps when Williams passed by in his vehicle. Then moments later as he was walking down the street, the officer, now on foot, told him to stop without giving him a reason.

“My client was saying, ‘What is this all about? You don’t even have probable cause,’” Brown said. That’s when Williams began shoving McGrier, Brown said.

Brown said McGrier was not being charged with a crime, but was taken to a hospital and was having X-rays taken of jaw, nose and ribs to see if he suffered any fractures from the altercation.

“It seems like this officer had just decided that Dashawn was going to be his punching bag,” Brown said. “And this was a brutal attack that was degrading and demeaning to my client, to that community, and to the police department.”

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Yikes: North West Wants to Know Why Kim Kardashian Is Famous

Kim Kardashian’s 5-year-old daughter North West is at the age where she questions everything. Particularly, her mom’s fame.

Thursday (Aug. 9), during an interview with Big Boy’s Neighborhood on Real 92.3 LA, Kim said she finally had to have “that” conversation with North about why mommy is famous, and she basically dodged the question like an opossum trying to dodge traffic.

“[She said] ‘Mom, why are you famous?’” Kim said. “Oh… okay, I’m gonna have to explain this. And I’m like, ‘We have a TV show. We have a TV show.’ And she was like ‘Oh, okay.’ And that was the first time when she was like ‘Oh.’”

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Uhm. Yeah. About that. Yikes. Should we tell North the REAL reason why mommy’s famous?

While Kim obviously can’t tell a little 5-year-old girl that her mom’s fame is the result of a sex tape with a man who isn’t her dad, we’re sure this isn’t the last time North is going to visit this question.

One day in the near future, a Google search is going to expose the truth and Kim had better be prepared for LOTS of questions.

Watch Kim Kardashian’s full interview with Big Boy’s Neighborhood below:

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Jean Pierre Ndossoka: Texas Dad Slit Kids’ Throats As 8-Year-Old Son Cried “Daddy I’m Sorry”

A Houston, Texas man was arrested on murder charges after he killed his two young children to spite his wife.

According to news reports, Jean Pierre Ndossoka fatally stabbed his 8-year-old son and 1-year-old daughter at his home on Saturday (Aug. 4). The reports state that Ndossoka slit his children’s necks.

The children’s mother and Jean Pierre’s wife, Sabine Ntongo, found the kids dead after receiving a phone call from her husband saying that he killed their children and “left her a present.” Ndossoka had already fled the scene by the time Ntongo arrived at the apartment.

On Sunday (Aug. 5), Ndossoka was found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Pasadena, southeast of Houston. He admitted to police that he violently murdered his own children and told them that his 8-year-old son, Marcell Ndossoka, begged for his life, telling him “Daddy, I’m sorry” while his 1-year-old daughter, Anna-Belle Faith Ndossoka “just kept crying.”

Ndossoka was charged with two counts of capital murder and could face the death penalty if convicted.

Here’s what you need to know about Jean Pierre Ndossoka and his disturbing act of violence towards his young children:

Jean Pierre Ndossoka’s 8-year-old son Marcel told him “daddy, I’m sorry” before his throat was cut.

Sabine Ntongo and Jean Pierre Ndossoka’s two children, Anna-Belle and Marcel, in a recent photo.

Last Saturday (Aug. 4), Jean Pierre Ndossoka’s two young children were dropped off his apartment for their visitation. Ndossoka called his wife, Sabine Ntongo, multiple times that day while she was at work. At some point during the afternoon, he allegedly called her and told her had killed the children and “left her a present.”

The Houston Chronicle reports that Ndossoka instructed Ntongo to use the key under the doormat to let herself in. She rushed to the apartment. When she arrived, she saw the bodies of her two kids on the bed with their throats slit and called 911. Ndossoka was nowhere to be found.

Not too long after putting out a vehicle description, police were able to pick Ndossoka up in Pasadena just a few hours later around 1 a.m. He was suffering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. At first, he told police he didn’t remember what happened, but when he was questioned at the hospital, he admitted to doing “something bad” and claimed to have high blood pressure.

Police said Ndossoka said he had choked the children to death before later admitting to using a knife and leaving a note. He eventually explained what really happened. He said he had slit his children’s throats as they begged for their lives.

The man said his 8-year-old son, Marcel Ndossoka, said to him, “Daddy, I’m sorry” in the moments before his throat was slit. The boy’s 1-year-old sister, Ndossoka’s daughter, Anna-Belle Faith Ndossoka, “just kept crying,” the man allegedly told police.

Ndossoka called his wife, Sabine Ntongo, to tell her that he had killed their children and “left her a present.”

Sabine Ntongo is comforted by a family member after finding her children stabbed to death in their father’s apartment in Houston.

Sabine Ntongo, who owns a hair braiding business in Houston, said her husband called her several times on Saturday while she was working. She had dropped her children off with her husband, Jean Pierre Ndossoka just a few hours earlier.

When she finally answered one of Ndossoka’s called last Saturday around 3:30 p.m., he told her what he had done. Ndossoka said he had killed their children and had “left a present for her” at his apartment, court documents said, and he had left a key under the doormat so that she could let herself in.

Ntongo found her children’s lifeless bodies in the apartment’s back bedroom. Their throats had been cut and a bloody knife was laying on the floor. She called 911 and police later found her husband in Pasadena with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Police said they believe he tried to kill himself, but was unsuccessful.

During questioning, Ndossoka admitted to the horrific crime before revealing his son Marcel’s haunting last words: “Daddy, I’m sorry.” He said his daughter Anna-Belle Faith “just kept crying” as he cut her throat.

Ndossoka told Ntongo in a handwritten note that she would “carry the burden” of her children’s souls and he planned to die with them.

When Sabine Ntongo found her children’s dead bodies at her husband’s apartment, she saw a note written in French by her estranged husband.

Ndossoka wrote in the letter that Ntongo would have to “carry the burden of our souls, me and my two children.” Ndossoka also allegedly wrote, “I am dying with my two children.”

He apparently intended for the incident to be a murder-suicide because police found him miles away from Houston in Pasadena in his truck with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

When investigators first interviewed Ndossoka from his hospital bed, he at first claimed to not remember what had happened in his apartment. After being pressed by investigations, he finally admitted he had done “something bad,” court records said.

When police asked him what happened, Ndossoka motioned towards his neck. He then recounted his children’s final words. “Daddy, I’m sorry,” he said his son Marcel pleaded with him as his daughter Anna-Belle “just kept crying,” he said.

Ndossoka and Ntongo have been married for 6 years and emigrated to the U.S. together from Congo.

Jean Pierre Ndossoka and his wife Sabine Ntongo were estranged at the time of the murders.

The couple married six years ago, and had recently emigrated together from Congo to the U.S., where they both became naturalized citizens. But family members told local CBS affiliate WLKY that Ndossoka was verbally abusive.

It isn’t clear if Ndossoka and Ntongo were in the process of divorcing, but they were separated with Ntongo being left with the children. Custody then became a new issue for the couple because Ndossoka wanted to see his children, 1-year-old Anna-Belle and 8-year-old Marcel, every day.

So to spite her, he did something that he knew would hurt her to her core. He brutally killed their children by slitting their throats while they were in his custody. “I am dying with my two children,” Ndossoka allegedly wrote in a letter Ntongo found at the apartment after she discovered the bodies of her children.

The hand-scribbled note, written in French, also told Ntongo she would have to “carry the burden of our souls, me and my children.” But Ndossoka was unsuccessful in his suicide attempt, because he was later found in his truck with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Ntongo’s cousin, Patrice Nsuary, told WLKY he had recently counseled the couple about their deteriorating relationship. “I came down here to talk to both of them about the marriage. In Africa, we talk to both the man and wife,” Nsuary said. “I spoke to him yesterday.”

Nsuary also said he had seen Ndossoka and his son at the grocery store the day before the murders and “he seemed fine.” Another distraught family member told the news station they had no idea why Ntongo would kill his kids, especially in such a brutal manner “We don’t understand,” they said. “It’s just unbelievable. We don’t know why.”

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Tekashi 6ix9ine Facing Up to 3 Years in Jail and Could Be a Registered Sex Offender

Tekashi 6ix9ine could spend the next 1-3 years of his life behind bars if prosecutors get their way.

The controversial rapper, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, appeared in court Thursday (Aug. 9) to answer to charges related to a sexual misconduct case from 2015 in which he was charged with the use of a child in a sexual performance and was found guilty.

Tekashi 69 was accused of having sexual contact with a 13-year-old girl in February 2015 and later distributing at least three videos of the incident online.

According to the criminal complaint, in the first video, “the child engages in oral sexual intercourse with the separately charged defendant Taquan Anderson, while the defendant, Daniel Hernandez, stands behind the child making a thrusting motion with his pelvis and smacking her on her buttocks. The child is nude in the video.”

The other two videos show the child sitting on 6ix9ine’s lap while Anderson groped her breasts and later sitting naked across Anderson and 6ix9ine. The rapper claimed to have “no sexual contact” with the girl and denied knowing she was a minor.

Tekashi also claimed to be 17 years old at the time of the incident, although the birth date listed in the complaint against him and in his statement to the police shows he was actually 18 at the time.

The judge over the case gave him a conditional release and deferred his sentence for two years. The deal stated that Tekashi cannot get into any trouble of any kind, must complete community service hours, have a mental health evaluation, obtain his GED, and write an apology letter to the victim.

Had he met the terms of the deal, 6ix9ine would have essentially received a slap on the wrist—three years probation and he would not have to register as a sex offender. However, prosecutors are now saying that 6ix9ine violated the terms of his plea agreement by getting arrested in Houston and Brooklyn.

According to the Blast, the Manhattan D.A. is now recommending the rapper be sentenced to 1-3 years in a state prison and be registered as a sex offender.

Even though Tekashi has claimed he was a minor when the incident occurred, officials are adamant he should be “sentenced as an adult for the crime he committed against a child and accept the consequences of that conviction, including registration under the Sexual Offender Registration Act.”

The letter to the judge states “Defendant has had over two years to demonstrate to this Court that the role he played in the sexual exploitation of a thirteen-year-old child was an aberration in his otherwise law-abiding life. He has failed to do so.”

Tekashi 69 will be sentenced on October 2nd.

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Mugshot Madness: Trayvon Newsome, XXXTentacion’s 4th Murder Suspect, Pleads “Not Guilty” After Arrest

The fourth and final suspect in XXXTentacion’s murder case has finally been arrested.

Nearly two months after his involvement in XXXTentacion’s shooting death, 20-year-old Trayvon Newsome was arrested in Broward County, Florida on Tuesday (Aug. 7), according to online jail records.

Newsome was booked on two charges: murder in the first degree and robbery with a deadly weapon. He turned himself in through his lawyer after being at large for several weeks, according to the Broward County Sheriff’s Department.

Investigators believe Newsome was one of the two trigger men in XXX’s June 18th murder. The other alleged gunman, 22-year-old Michael Boatwright, and the remaining two murder suspects—22yo Dedrick Williams and 22yo Robert Allen—are also behind bars.

According to documents obtained by Complex, Newsome pleaded not guilty to his charges and also filed for a demand for discovery, which is standard procedure and means the state of Florida must provide any and all evidence related to the case to his attorney.

With Newsome’s not guilty plea, all four of the suspects have affirmed their innocence.

Additionally, Michael Boatwright will reportedly undergo a mental examination before proceeding to trial, and if he is found unfit to go to trial, he could be involuntarily hospitalized and receive prescribed treatment.

On June 18th, XXXTentacion withdrew $50,000 in cash from the bank and put it in a Louis Vuitton bag. As he was leaving RIVA Motorsports in Deerfield Beach, FL, the four suspects attempted to rob him, and when he refused to hand the bag over, they shot and killed him and ran off with the money.

Broward Sheriff Scott Israel called the incident a “tragic shooting” and vowed to “bring those who did it to justice.”

XXXTentacion’s family, friend and fans should be able to rest a little easier now knowing that all four of his alleged killers are now behind bars with murder charges.

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Shakayla Denson & Je’Hyrah Daniels: Mom Charged With Murder After Throwing 4-Year-Old Daughter in River

A 26-year-old mother was charged with murder after killing her 4-year-old daughter by throwing her in a river and letting her drown, police said.

According to witnesses, Shakayla Denson waded into the Hillsborough River with her daughter, Je’Hyrah Daniels on Thursday, August 2nd. Roughly halfway across the river, she tossed the child and waded out. Initial reports had said that Denson allegedly threw the 4-year-old girl off a bridge, but authorities later confirmed that Denson waded in the river before tossing the child into it.

Tampa Police Chief Brian Dugan confirmed the details in a news conference Friday morning, describing the girl’s death as “quite frankly, tragic, chaotic and just downright unbelievable, all at the same time.”

“There are much more questions than there are answers,” Chief Dugan said. “It’s a completely tragic event. It’s a crazy world we live in.”

Here’s what you need to know about Shakayla Denson and Je’Hyrah Daniels:

Jakayla Denson is accused of tossing her struggling and screaming child, Je’Hyrah Daniels, into a river.

People who witnessed this tragic incident firsthand say that they saw the little girl struggling and heard her screaming before her mother tossed her in the river.

According to a report from the Tampa Bay Times:

Along the banks, passersby turned and stared, telling police later Thursday that they watched the woman drag her daughter from a car, across the pavement and grass, up to the edge — and then into — the Hillsborough River.

The woman held the 4-year-old to her chest, witnesses said, and began to scream, too. She waded deeper. When the dark water reached her shoulders, the mother let go. As the little girl floated away, witnesses said they saw her head and hands rise into view. Then she disappeared.

Tampa police Chief Brian Dugan received the call about 4 p.m. and he couldn’t believe what he was hearing. “I kept thinking, well maybe it’s a bag of garbage,” Dugan said. “Maybe somebody didn’t see what they thought they saw.”

Rescue divers went into the river at 4:16 p.m. and within minutes, they pulled 4-year-old Je’Hyrah Daniels out of the water. She was pronounced dead at 4:49 by doctors at St. Joseph’s hospital.

The doctors told police Je’Hyrah likely drowned, but no one would know for sure until an autopsy was completed by the medical examiner.

“It’s the craziest world that we live in at times,” Chief Dugan said. “The child…is unfortunately now dead. The mom is in custody. Right now we are sorting through and trying to get some answers…we’re still trying to piece this whole thing together.”

Witnesses said Shakayla Denson was acting strangely before the incident, counting out loud and running down the street “wearing only a bra and black pants and no shoes.”

Witnesses said Denson was acting bizarrely before and after throwing her daughter into the river.

Eddie Camacho, who owns a business near the river, told the Tampa Bay Times that he saw Denson running up and down the street wearing only a bra and black pants and no shoes in the rain. He said he watched her run across the street and into a parking lot where she was checking car door handles. When he went out to ask her what she was doing, she ran into the store and into the back storage area.

Osama Jamil, an employee of the store, was helping customers at the counter but went to the back to investigate. “It was weird,” Jamil said. “She was back there, washing her face. She was counting out loud, 19, 20, 21. I went back there to see if she was all right. She didn’t look right.”

Jamil asked Denson if she was OK, and she stopped washing her face and ran past him and then outside behind the building.

At a nearby apartment complex, Shawanda Smith said she saw a skinny black woman with messy hair, wearing a bra and leggings, throw her stuff into the back of a stranger’s Buick and lock herself in. The owner banged on the window until she ran away.

Two hours before Je’Hyrah died, a neighbor saw her playing barefoot outside her apartment building. She was later spotted outside an auto repair shop about a half mile away from her home and her mother was seen yanking her in between parked cars.

The shop’s owner, Abdelrazzaq Abdelrazz, saw Denson looking into windows before she shoved the girl into the back seat of a gray Nissan Altima and then hopped in herself, finding keys inside. She locked the doors.

“What are you doing, ma’am?” Abdelrazz recalled asking her. “Open the door!” He then tried to put himself in front of the car to stop her from leaving, but she pulled the car away and rolled over his foot as she drove off.

She then drove to the river where she committed the disturbing act.

Two witnesses told police they saw Denson as she “forcefully removed Je’Hyrah from the back seat of the Altima by the arm.”

They said Je’Hyrah was “screaming loudly and not cooperating” as Denson pulled her out of the car. Denson then went into the Hillsborough River while holding both of Je’Hyrah’s arms until the water reached her shoulders.

Vicki Walker gave the above photo of the mother in the river to ABC Action News. She told the TV station that she saw the woman in the water, but didn’t see the child, “which was very odd,” she said. “I’ve lived here for years, I’ve never seen anybody in the river.”

Walker said that the woman was by herself and that she watched her walk out of the river onto the bank, where she said the woman sat for a while. “There’s a part of me that’s like ‘oh my gosh, why didn’t I run over there? Why didn’t I talk to this person? Why didn’t I find out what was going on?’ I had no idea,” Walker added.

Police said they “quickly located the woman suspected of tossing the child in the water. She was walking nearby and was taken into custody.”

Denson had created a GoFundMe for her daughter who had been diagnosed with autism.

About 9 months ago, Shakayla Denson created a GoFundMe page titled “Life with je’hyrah.” It featured a photo of her and Je’Hyrah with the following caption:

“My daughter was recently diagnose with autism spectrum, my goal is to start saving for therapy equipment, and also for je’hyrah’s future. I’ve also gathered interest in reaching out to others living with autism, and would enjoy providing strategies and resources I’ve learn to help them get threw the day. Thanks and i appreciate it.”

Denson had set a goal of $1,500, but received no donations. The page has since been deleted and was replaced by one started by the girl’s father Jedaric Daniels to help cover funeral costs.

He wrote:

“Je’hyrah was a happy 4 year who’s life was taken away from her so suddenly! I am reaching out to ask for help with burying my only babygirl. In my entire 37 years of living, I have never endured so much hurt in pain. Je’hyrah was diagnosed with Autisum so she required a little more love and attention. I loved her with every bone in my body. Please help me lay Je’hyrah to rest!! She deserves a proper burial. NO AMOUNT IS TO SMALL!!!”

According to her Facebook page, Denson worked for a healthcare company and studied to be a registered nurse. She also has a criminal record, according to court docs.

On Facebook, Kayla Denson referred to herself as “just a child of god, a growing [woman] finding her way.”

On another page, with the same profile picture as the first, she wrote that she worked at WellCare Health Plans and studied to become a Registered Nurse at Hillsborough Community College.

According to Florida court records, Denson also has a criminal record, which includes arrests for theft and criminal traffic cases, such as driving with a suspended license. The theft case dated back to 2016 and was a second-degree misdemeanor.

A candlelight vigil was held Saturday night (Aug. 4) to remember 4-year-old Je’Hyrah Daniels. Nearly 100 people gathered near the grassy bank of the Hillsborough River to remember Je’Hyrah.

“She loved French fries. She loved to eat French fries,” said Adeesha Hailey, a friend of the family who has known them for over 40 years. Hailey said she was still trying to understand why the little girl is gone.

“She wasn’t a monster,” Hailey said. “She didn’t beat her baby. Nothing like that. We just need to know what was going on. Something had to be going on to leave her baby out in the water and float away. We don’t know what made her take her out there and leave her and just walk away. We don’t know.”

Tragedy Daniels, a cousin of Shakayla Denson, said: “Right now, we are feeling upset and trying to do our best to get through it and find support for each other and the family. Things are just said all over but deep down, we know what we felt, what she felt, and that is not her and we got to stand by her and support her the best way we can and that is what we are here to do. And we are going to start by today, by showing support, for my little cousin and trying to keep the love going.”

A child welfare report stated that Je’Hyrah Daniels was non-verbal and Denson seemed “overwhelmed and tired” from caring for her. The report also said that Je’Hyrah was fixated on water.

About six weeks prior to Je’Hyrah’s drowning death, child protection workers fielded a report from someone who claimed Shakayla Denson wasn’t properly caring for her daughter, the Tampa Bay Times reported. According to the caller, Je’Hyrah was non-verbal and Denson seemed “overwhelmed and tired” from taking care of her.

A Hillsborough County Sheriff’s child-protective investigator wrote in a record of the initial report: “It seems like the mother is upset that she has these disabilities and (she) is not the baby she dreamed of having.”

On June 19th, someone called child services to report that Je’Hyrah had wandered off while visiting her great-grandmother’s home and walked to a nearby park. The tipster said they were concerned that Denson “is always tired and sleeping,” according to the report.

“The mother is easily distracted and doesn’t show much attention toward Je’Hyrah,” the tipster stated. “She just lets her run around and do what she wants. She doesn’t seem to have the maturity to address the special needs that Je’Hyrah has.”

During a June 20th visit to the home, an investigator found that Je’Hyrah seemed happy and healthy. The report stated that Je’Hyrah and her mother lived in a two bedroom, one bathroom apartment that was equipped with a security system and had no hazards. The mother and daughter also had a small dog, which the investigator said appeared to be friendly.

Denson told the investigator that she was shocked that someone had reported her and described herself as a great mother, but admitted that it was difficult taking care of a special-needs child as a single parent. She said she and Je’Hyrah’s father were not together, but he pays child support when he can, the report stated.

Denson denied that Je’Hyrah had ever wandered outside of their home, “but she is very preoccupied with water and always wants to jump in no matter where they are,” the report stated.

The investigator wrote in the report that Je’Hyrah seemed happy and energetic. She didn’t have any marks or injuries and responded to basic commands. The report noted that as the investigator and Denson walked through the residence, the girl would follow them.

The investigator said Denson told them her daughter’s autism diagnosis had changed her life. She said the girl couldn’t speak and would often throw tantrums. She said she kept the alarm in her apartment on to let her know if Je’Hyrah ever tried to wander outside. She said relatives helped care for her daughter, but she feared leaving her with others because they might not know how to deal with her behavior.

Denson said she worked 3 to 4 days a week at McDonald’s but was looking for a work from home job so that she could spend more time with Je’Hyrah. She said her daughter had received some behavioral therapy and she was working on getting her enrolled in the Florida Autism Center of Excellence (FACE).

“She denied that there is anything wrong with her that would prevent her from being able to take care of the child,” the report stated. “She denied that she is too immature to care for the child.”

The investigator also met with Denson’s sister, who sometimes helped watch Je’Hyrah. The aunt said her niece did try to wander sometimes, but Denson was good about supervising her, and she had no concerns for her well-being.

Two of Denson’s neighbors also said they had no concerns for the girl’s safety. The investigator noted in their report that Denson, who had two prior arrests for failure to appear in court, showed “no pattern of violent, impulsive, or concerning behavior.”

Investigators checked in again with Je’Hyrah’s grandmother in late July, and she reported that things were going well. By then, Je’Hyrah was linked with the Center for Autism and Related Disorders, where she had been learning to communicate by pointing to pictures in a book. She had also been enrolled in the FACE school.

The investigation was closed on July 31st, concluding that there was no evidence of maltreatment, abuse or neglect. Two days later, Denson carried her screaming daughter to the Hillsborough River and left her to drown.

Denson was officially charged with murder in the first degree, aggravated child abuse and grand theft auto at her first court appearance on Friday, August 3rd. She was denied bond.

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Kim Kardashian Dragged on Twitter for Trying to Steal Beyoncé’s Thunder After Vogue Cover Reveal

Kim Kardashian became the subject of hilarious memes on Twitter after she was accused of trying to steal Beyoncé’s thunder following her Vogue cover reveal.

It may be pure coincidence, but every time Beyoncé does something important, Kim seems to follow right behind by posting a sexy photo on social media. According to the BeyHive, however, Kim’s sexy posts are no coincidence.

Just hours after Beyoncé’s Vogue cover and essay were revealed online, Kim hopped on Instagram and Twitter and posted a photo of herself wearing a thong to promote her Yeezy sneakers. She captioned the photo “Like Butter,” referencing the sneakers’ name: Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Butter trainers.

Instagram Photo

Sure, posting sexy pics is what makes Kim Kardashian Kim Kardashian, but her posting this particular pic the day of Bey’s Vogue cover reveal is interesting because, as the BeyHive pointed out, those Butter 350 Yeezys came out two months ago in June 2018. Coincidence or nah? Probably the latter.

In response to Kimmy K’s desperate grab for attention, she was dragged all over Twitter by fans who turned her awkward photo into a hilarious meme.

Kim sweetie just log off for the day. Today is about BEYONCE and Vogue. We can promote your husband another [day]. Thanx hun,” Twitter user @Mavura123 tweeted. “It never fails. Every time Beyonce does something monumental, Kim has to be like, “Hey look at me!” and the most embarrassing part is that it’s so thinly veiled.”, @MorganJerkins said.

Along with Kim’s attention-seeking antics, the picture’s awkwardness is what sparked the hilarious reactions. As you can see in the photo, Kardashian can be seen laying on a messy bed in an awkward position, with her arms stiffly raised above her head and her legs splayed out below—kinda like a crime scene chalk outline or, even funnier, the elderly lady in the Life Alert commercials.

Check out the hilarious memes below:

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