DMX Voluntarily Checks Himself into Rehab After Being Seen Drinking Heavily & Canceling Three Shows

DMX has checked into rehab.

TMZ has confirmed the rapper voluntarily checked himself into a southern California rehab facility on Thursday (Apr. 27). X has battled substance abuse for several years, but what he is seeking treatment for has not been revealed.

The site reports his manager, Pat Gallo, and ex-wife, Tashera, convinced him to get help.

DMX’s rehab comes after he was forced to cancel three shows earlier this week. At the time, a “medical emergency” was cited as the reason Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday shows in California were canceled.

Sources say X was heavily drinking at the Ruff Ryders reunion concert in Brooklyn over the weekend. Those close to him were worried he was “moving to a dark place” and expressed concern about his health and feared a relapse.

Gallo released a statement following the announcement of the three canceled shows:

“It is important right now that he take some time off to focus on his health so that he can be a better father, friend and entertainer. We are eternally grateful for the outpouring of concern and support that has poured in. We ask that you please keep X in your prayers as he embraces your support.”

DMX has had a well-documented issue with drugs and alcohol. Just last year, he was found “lifeless” in a Ramada Inn parking lot in Yonkers after ingesting “some sort of substance.” Not breathing, he was given Narcan (a treatment for overdoses) and rushed to the hospital.

In 2013, DMX revealed to Dr. Phil that his issues with substances began when he was 14 and smoked a blunt laced with cocaine.

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Rasheeda Opens Up About Her Estranged Marriage With Kirk Frost on “The Real”

Since it was revealed that Kirk Frost may have fathered a child outside of his marriage in the first few episodes of season six of Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta, audiences haven’t received much of an update on the situation. However, Rasheeda was a recent guest on The Real and discussed the status of her marriage.

Rasheeda stopped by to chat with the ladies of The Real on Friday (Apr. 28), and the hosts were curious to know how she’s dealing with the situation.

“It’s difficult. Things happen and you’re not like ‘okay, I’m done with you; It’s over!’ We have a lot of history, we have children, we have businesses – I grew up with this man. Unfortunate things happen in a relationship and marriage is work; It’s a lot of work. The ups, the downs, the goods, the bad, it’s a lot of work.

But at the end of the day, you’ve put me in this situation… and as much as I want to strangle you and choke yo ass…. I love you, though. It doesn’t just turn off like that. But you have put me in a place where I have to draw the line.”

Though she was candid, it’s rather interesting that Rasheeda never actually mentioned the state of her marriage or say whether she would divorce or stay with her husband, given his betrayal. The gist of her statement was basically “marriage is hard,” something most married couples would already agree on.

Rasheeda also told the ladies how she would react if a paternity proves that her husband is, in fact, the father of Jasmine Washington’s baby.

“Well, I damn sure ain’t paying no woman… Or having no parts of no damn child support – you better believe that.”

Kirk and Rasheeda’s relationship has not been front and center in recent episodes of LHHATL. We last saw Rasheeda briefly discussing the situation with friends without going into much detail, understandably in an attempt to keep her private life from hitting the streets.

In earlier episodes, Rasheeda took off her wedding ring and kicked Kirk out of the house while Kirk continued to win back her trust.

However, recent reports suggest that couple’s 18-year-marriage was seriously rocked by Kirk’s philandering. Sources say it all become too much for Rasheeda to handle and she’s contemplating divorce. “The marriage is over,” the source said after the couple reportedly had a heart-to-heart conversation (and argument) while filming in Jamaica.

Kirk has yet to take a paternity test. While 28-year-old Washington maintains he is the father, her ex-boyfriend and even Yung Joc could also potentially be her baby daddy.

Rasheeda also discussed her battle with postpartum depression, which Kirk suggested was one of the reasons he cheated on her. Watch the full interview above!

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Watch “Braxton Family Values” Season 5 Episode 22

“Braxton Family Values” Season 5 Episode 22 aired on WeTV Thursday night (Apr. 27).

Tamar’s new single sparks drama when Evelyn is shocked to find out it’s written about her divorce. Later, the gloves come off in Towanda’s custody battle, and Traci does a photoshoot for her whiskey line.

Watch “Braxton Family Values” Season 5 Episode 22 Here:

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Donald Trump Says Being President Is More Work Than He’s Used To: “I Thought It Would Be Easier”

Everybody knows being President of the United States is one of the hardest and most stressful gigs in the world. Well, everyone except our current president.

Approaching his 100th day in the Oval Office, Donald Trump just revealed in an interview with Reuters that he is shocked how hard it is to be POTUS. In fact, he assumed it would be easier than his old job.

“I loved my previous life. I had so many things going. This is more work than in my previous life. I thought it would be easier.”

Like, what?! In what world does one live in which they believe being a mediocre businessman, a horrible reality show host, and signing checks that probably couldn’t be cashed is harder than being the leader of the free world?

Throughout the interview, 45 reminisces on his “old life,” almost as if he wishes he could go back to being a mere tax-evading civilian (which probably no would oppose).

“You’re really into your own little cocoon, because you have such massive protection that you really can’t go anywhere… I like to drive; I can’t drive anymore.”

Instead of working towards “making America great again,” the incompetent, unprepared president is still be fixated on the election, a period in which he had several “wins” and praise by his party’s standards.

He even interrupted a conversation about China’s president to hand out copies of the latest electoral map figures to the three Reuters reporters.

“Here, you can take that, that’s the final map of the numbers. It’s pretty good, right? The red is obviously us.”

However, it’s also understandable why a man with such an inflated and fragile ego would continue to harp on his last (and probably only) victory. Although the first 100 days is an arbitrary measure of a president’s term, it does set the tone. And Trump’s first 100 days has been nothing but fail after fail.

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert just produced and humorous, yet sad, clip of Trump’s 99 days of failures in 99 seconds.

Yes, being President of the United States is hard! We ALL know this! 45 is only shocked because he’s not used to actually doing the work, at least not for the past few years while his kids were at the helm of his businesses.

I’m convinced this man never wanted the job to begin with; he only wanted the win. And now he’s on track for four years of losses.

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Nick Gordon & New Girlfriend Laura Show Off Their Love on Instagram

Remember Nick Gordon? He was Bobbi Kristina Brown’s unstable “brother”/boyfriend who was also found legally responsible for her death. Though he’s been MIA for a while, it seems he has found a new girlfriend.

A woman named Laura recently posted photos on social media, flaunting her relationship with Gordon. The couple is cuddled up in both pics. Laura even pens a sweet message to her love as one of the photo’s caption.

“My sweet, handsome, considerate, protective, loving, charismatic, entertaining, compassionate, comforting, warm hearted, outstanding, simply incredible boyfriend: I’m beyond blessed because you’re the best.”

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As of now, Laura is mystery woman. It is unclear how she and Gordon met or how long they have been together. However, the couple does look happy. Let’s also hope Gordon is more stable and sober than in recent years.

The 26-year-old has not posted any photos or mentioned Laura on his own social media accounts.

Gordon last made headlines last year when he was found legally responsible for Bobbi Kristina’s 2015 death. A judge ordered him to pay Bobbi Kristina’s family $36 million. The family has yet to receive this money, and probably never will.

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T.I. & Tameka “Tiny” Harris Moving Forward With Divorce, Tip Officially Served Papers

It’s officially the beginning of the end. Despite reports and hopes of a possible reconciliation, Tiny Harris has served T.I. divorce papers.

It has been confirmed Tiny served the rapper divorce papers earlier this week. T.I. responded by filing his acknowledgement of the papers on Monday (Apr. 24). The couple has been married for six years and have three children together, including 1-year-old, Heiress.

It’s unknown when the couple’s first court date is scheduled. However, both have expressed they’re ready to move on. Tip recently called his marriage a “distraction” while, just last week, Tiny told Wendy Williams “We just cannot keep it together.”

Stating her marriage was “irretrievably broken,” Tiny originally filed for divorce back in December, but T.I. refused to respond to the petition. She requested child support, alimony, full custody of their children, and half of all assets.

She also wanted to be absolved from the couple’s debt, which she claimed was in the millions.

Audiences already got a brief glimpse of the breakdown of the couple’s marriage. A promo of an upcoming episode of T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle showed the couple arguing over Tiny’s decision to take baby Heiress on the road as she tours with her group, Xscape.

However, the couple currently seems to be in cordial place as they promote the final season of Family Hustle. Hopeful the divorce will be amicable as well.

T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle airs Mondays on VH1.

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This Photo of Beyoncé Ordering From a Menu Has Been Turned Into a Hilarious Meme

Even without trying, Beyoncé can make the most mundane tasks become a spectacle. Black Twitter got their creative juices flowing from a picture Queen B posted of herself ordering from a menu.

Beyoncé recently attended a private dinner for Roc Nation exec Lenny Santiago’s birthday. Though the dinner took place last week, Beyoncé posted several photos of the event Wednesday (Apr. 26). The glowing mother pregnant with twins shared images of her attire, accessories and dinner table moments.

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However, one photo completely captivated the internet: Beyoncé conversing with waitress and ordering from the printed menu. The relatable moment turned into a meme with people imagining what she ordered and said to the waitress.

Despite the humorous interpretations, I’m sure one thing rings true: Queen B and them twins probably ate very well that night!

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“I Miss My Friend”: Aaron Hernandez’s Alleged Prison Lover Kyle Kennedy Speaks Out for the First Time

Kyle Kennedy is speaking out for the first time since reports suggested he was Aaron Hernandez’s “prison lover.” The former NFL star committed suicide in his jail cell last week and reportedly left a suicide note specifically addressed to Kennedy.

Kennedy released a statement to Radar Online:

“I miss my friend Aaron Hernandez. I’d like to send my condolences to his fiancée, his mother and his daughter.”

The 22-year-old, in jail for robbing a gas station with a butcher knife, was placed on suicide watch in isolation for two days after Hernandez’s body was found. He was placed on suicide watch again when his personal relationship with Hernandez became widely reported by media.

Though Kennedy did not assume Hernandez was suicidal, the former Patriots star may have hinted so in a letter he wrote to Kennedy three weeks before hanging himself. “I think I’m going to hang it up, lol,” he wrote.

Kennedy’s lawyer, Lawrence Army, revealed more details regarding his client’s connection to Hernandez in a press conference held Wednesday (Apr. 26). He says the two knew each other before prison, requested to share a cell, and did not deny (nor confirm) they had an intimate relationship.

Army said his client and Hernandez met “through correspondence prior to Kennedy’s stint [in prison].” However, he did not reveal in what context. He added their relationship was well-known and the two often communicated through letters, often writing in “code.”

Allegedly beginning in 2016, Hernandez also wrote letters to Kennedy’s father and siblings. Army showed of one the letters addressed to Kennedy’s family at the press conference.

The lawyer also confirmed reports that Hernandez gifted a $47,000 custom watch to Kennedy.

“Aaron had told him that arrangements would be made for that gift to be sent to him when he was on the outside, or, alternatively, from a member of his inner circle to be delivered to my client’s family.”

However, the watch is being held by the prison’s property clerk and has not been given to Kennedy or his family.

Army didn’t explicitly deny a romantic affair between the two, but told the press Kennedy will address such allegations once released from isolation.

“Any discussions relating to that relationship will come directly from his mouth so there is no confusion.”

Hernandez hanged himself April 19 and left three suicide notes. Two to his fiancée and daughter, and the third allegedly to Kennedy, sparking speculation of the footballer’s bisexuality.

A longtime male lover from high school may have also been the motivation behind Hernandez’s murder of Odin Lloyd. It’s speculated he killed Lloyd to keep his sexuality secret.

Hernandez’s lawyer, Jose Baez, slammed reports that his client was bisexual or that he wrote a note to Kennedy.

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United Airlines Settles With Passenger Forcibly Dragged Off Overbooked Flight & Announces Policy Changes

The man cops forcibly dragged of a United Airlines flight just got paid! However, we do not know how much. United and Dr. David Dao have reached an “amicable” settlement regarding the incident that sparked nationwide outrage.

The settlement was announced Thursday (Apr. 27), just over two weeks after the brutal incident that went viral on social media. Terms of the agreement also prohibits the settlement amount from being disclosed and Dao from publicly sharing his account of the incident.

On Sunday, April 9, Dao was manhandled by police and dragged off an overbooked United Airlines flight when he refused to give up his already purchased seat/ticket. The 69-year-old suffered a severe concussion, a broken nose, and lost teeth.

Several passengers captured the incident on video and the footage went viral. Dao could be seen with his face covered with blood.

Dao was forcibly removed because four airline crew members arrived at the gate close to boarding time needing seats. United increased compensation to those who volunteered to give up their seat, but was unsuccessful.

A protocol was then followed which selected passengers to forfeit their seat based on fare class and domestic travel itineraries.

United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz admitted that he and the company mishandled the situation and their initial response to the outrage. “That first response was insensitive beyond belief. It did not represent how I felt,” he said. “I messed up, plain and simple.”

Hours before the settle agreement was announced, United Airlines unveiled changes that will be implemented in order to prevent such an incident to occur in the future.

The company will offer up to $10,000 to passengers who volunteer to give up their seats on overbooked flights, traveling crews must be booked 60 minutes before departure, and police will no longer be called to remove passengers on overbooked flights.

United employees will also undergo training to better handle such situations.

Other airlines such as Delta and Southwest have made changes in light of the Dao/United incident.

Though Dao’s settlement will remain undisclosed, we can all assume he received a hefty paycheck.

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Cop Sues R. Kelly for Having an Affair With His Wife & Giving Her Chlamydia

In R. Kelly news, a man has sued the singer for allegedly having an affair with his wife and giving her chlamydia. The jilted husband is seeking compensation and punitive damages.

Deputy Kenneth Bryant of the Hinds County Sheriff’s Department in Mississippi filed a lawsuit against Kelly on April 21. He claims the singer had an affair with his wife, Asia Childress, before and after their July 2012 wedding.

“Each time R. Kelly would have a concert in a nearby state, Childress would disappear to unite with her lover. Time after time, R. Kelly cuckolded Bryant, with blatant disregard for Bryant’s and Childress’ vows.”

Though Childress claimed to have ended the romance after saying “I do,” Bryant believes the affair rekindled when his wife attended an R. Kelly concert in October 2012. And according to Bryant, the continuous affair eventually resulted in Kelly infecting Childress with chlamydia.

The police officer also says he suffered financially due to the affair. Childress apparently convinced Bryant to quit his job and move the couple from Mississippi to Atlanta in order to “grow his career.” However, he believes Childress only wanted to be closer to her celebrity lover.

Bryant is seeking an “unspecified amount” of compensatory and punitive damages in hopes “to punish [R. Kelly], make an example of him to others, and to deter him and other similarly situated defendants from engaging in adulterous conduct in the future, in the service of public interest.”

History has shown that R. Kelly makes bad decisions when it comes to his romantic/sex life, however, does an alleged affair with Childress make him legally responsible for Bryant’s financial losses? I’m not quite sure. However, Bryant may possibly have a case if he also contracted chlamydia due to the situation.

At this point, Kelly’s lawyers probably already have a protocol they follow each time a sex scandal comes up.

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