Beyoncé Surprises Colin Kaepernick With Muhammad Ali Legacy Award, Tomi Lahren Dragged on Twitter After Trying to Come for Them

Activist and professional football player Colin Kaepernick was presented with the Sports Illustrated Muhammad Ali Legacy Award Tuesday night (Dec. 5) during the magazine’s 2017 Sportsperson of the Year show, and the person who presented him with the prestigious award was none other than superstar Beyoncé, whose appearance was a surprise to Kaepernick and everyone else.

Before presenting Kaepernick with the award, Beyoncé thanked him for his “selfless heart” in taking a knee against police brutality and system racism against black people, which sparked a national movement. Though Kaepernick is a talented quarterback, he remains unsigned by an NFL team more than a year after he began taking a knee during the playing of the national anthem before televised football games.

“Colin took action with no fear of consequence or repercussion, only hope to change the world for the better; to change perception; to change the way we treat each other, especially people of color,” Beyoncé said. “We’re still waiting for the world to catch up.”

Queen Bey also addressed critics of the movement who claim that protesting during the anthem is disrespectful to the American flag and the military.

“It’s been said that racism is so American that when we protest racism, some assume we’re protesting America,” she said. “So let’s be very clear. Colin has always been very respectful of the individuals who selflessly serve and protect our country and our communities and our families. His message is solely focused on social injustice for historically disenfranchised people. Let’s not get that mistaken.”

Kapernick embodied Ali’s legacy by accepting the award like the true champ that he is.

“I accept this award knowing that the legacy of Muhammad Ali is that of a champion of the people,” he said in his acceptance speech. “I accept this award not for myself but on behalf of the people, because if it were not for my love of the people, I would not have protested. And if it was not for the support from the people, I would not be on this stage today. With or without the NFL’s platform, I will continue to work for the people because my platform is the people.”

Photos and video footage of the duo instantly went viral on social media, and within hours, Tomi Lahren found herself on the wrong side of a well-deserved Twitter dragging after making a bold attempt at coming for the Queen and Kaepernick.

“Police-hating Beyoncé presents police and America-hating Kappy with a ‘legacy’ award,” she wrote on Twitter along with a photo of the pair. “This is how far we’ve fallen. Wow.”

Mind you, this is NOT Lahren’s first time coming for either Beyoncé or Colin Kaepernick; she has criticized the former over everything from her politics to her Super Bowl performance, and she’s used her “platform” to slam the latter on more than one occasion.

Not surprisingly, Lahren was dragged to hell and back by the BeyHive on Twitter for her latest attack.

In the words of Beyoncé’s good friend Nicki Minaj, “Watch your man, then you should watch your mouth! Bitches is pressed, administer mouth to mouth!”

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Money Moves: Oprah Sells Majority Shares of OWN to Discovery for $70 Million

Oprah Winfrey’s nearly $3 billion net worth is about to increase by almost $100 million.

According to the Los Angeles Times, the world-famous media mogul is selling part of her stake in her OWN cable channel to Discovery Communications for $70 million.

Up until the deal, which was announced Monday (Dec. 4), OWN had been a 50-50 partnership between Winfrey and Discovery. The deal will increase Discovery’s ownership stake in OWN by an additional 24.5%, which means they now own 74.5% of the basic cable channel.

Winfrey will continue to serve as CEO of OWN through 2025. This deal with Discovery marks the first time she has sold stock in OWN since its founding in 2011.

Despite some ratings issues in its early days, OWN—which is home to popular shows like “Greenleaf,” “Queen Sugar” and Tyler Perry’s “The Haves and the Have Nots”—has become a leading network for black female viewers.

“Creating OWN and seeing it flourish, supported by Discovery and a rapidly growing group of the finest storytellers in film and television, is one of my proudest achievements,” Winfrey said in a statement, according to the L.A. Times. “I’m thrilled with the network’s success and excited about this next chapter in our partnership.”

Discovery CEO David Zaslav also released a statement regarding the purchase.

“This transaction allows Discovery and Oprah to unlock more value from our partnership; extends once more her commitment to the network; and lets us continue our strong work together to nourish OWN viewers with the content they love,” he said.

The L.A. Times reports that Discovery is currently in the process of acquiring Scripps Network Interactive, which owns HGTV, Food Network, Travel Channel and DIY Network. According to the Times, Discovery’s stock is down about 25% this year due to Wall Street souring on cable programming companies because they are the most vulnerable to cable cord cutting.

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Model Inmate: Meek Mill Cleaning Toilets & Washing Dishes in Prison, Making Only 19 Cents Per Hour

Meek Mill may be locked up, but the rapper is reportedly hard at work and only getting paid 19 cents an hour!

Meek is currently serving his 2 to 4 years prison sentence at Pennsylvania’s SCI Chester. A rep for the prison tells TMZ Meek is a member of the general labor crew, meaning he pitches in wherever he is needed. He’s only making 19 cents on the dollar, a far cry from when he was commanding up to $30K a night for bookings.

From TMZ:

A prison rep tells us Meek cleans the cell block, tidies up prison grounds and washes dishes. He also cooks food and serves it up, too! He does it all with a smile, apparently, while earning just 19 cents per hour. The rep says he’s a model inmate who gets some juicy perks due to good behavior.

Meek was previously being held in solitary confinement when he was first taken into custody in early November. However, he was released when he transferred to Pennsylvania’s SCI.

TMZ’s source says Meek’s good behavior allows him access to electrical and carpentry shops. He’s even on a waitlist for therapy courses.

Meek was sentenced in November after Judge Genece Brinkley ruled he violated his probation. He was denied bail last week, but his lawyers have filed a new bail motion and are also seeking to appeal Brinkley’s ruling.

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#ParentingFail: Draya Michele Dragged on Twitter After Refusing to Sign Her Son’s Homework

Parenting just doesn’t seem to be Draya Michele’s strong suit. The former Basketball Wives LA star is getting dragged on Twitter for being a bad mom after she refused to sign her son’s homework, which has affected his grade.

On Thursday (Dec. 7), Draya posted a screenshot of a text conversation she had with her son, Kniko, who informed her he was losing points because she didn’t sign his homework. Draya responded stating that she might write his teacher a “rude note.”

Draya further explained the situation in a long rant that accompanied the screenshot. Kniko currently has to memorize a four-minute speech that he has to practice multiple times a day out loud. Draya must sign off to prove to the teacher he has completed this task.

“I don’t wanna hear it no more!” Draya writes in the rant. No longer wanting to fully invest in her son’s education and feeling “harassed,” she refused to sign his homework anymore. “Tell your teacher I’m done with this,” she told Kniko. “It’s not my damn homework.”

Draya initially made the post asking for advice from her followers. Unfortunately, she was mom-shammed and eventually deleted the whole thing. But that didn’t stop Twitter from dragging her and making her a trending topic.

Draya faced heavy criticism back in 2011 when it was reported that she was arrested for leaving her 7-year-old son alone for several days in a filthy apartment with only microwave dinners to eat while she partied with then-boyfriend, Chris Brown. Draya has denied leaving her son alone.

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Fan Sues Trey Songz for $50K After Claiming He Attacked Her for Wanting a Picture

Trey Songz pissed off the wrong fan and now he’s been slapped with a $50K lawsuit.

According to TMZ, a Philadelphia woman is suing the singer over claims he attacked her. She says she bought VIP tickets to meet Songz at the strip club Vanity Grand Cabaret. However, she says he was “hostile and disrespectful” to his fans.

After the event, she attempted to take a picture of Songz in the parking lot. She alleges he then smacked her phone out of her hands and broke her glasses in the process.

The fan is suing Songz as well as the venue, which she claims knew the singer had a “tendency toward violence and negative interaction with the public.”

This alleged incident occurred just a few months after Trey Songz pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor charges connected to his on-stage outburst in Detroit last year.

Trey Songz has not commented on the lawsuit or the alleged incident.

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Black News Anchor Explains Why She Called Out Racist Viewer On-Air: “The N-Word Exists. Racists Exist. Why Sensor That?”

The black news anchor who brilliantly shut down a racist viewer live on-air is explaining why she felt it was necessary to do so.

While discussing the Atlanta mayoral race earlier this week, Sharon Reed of CBS46 News received an email from a woman named Kathy Rae. The viewer wrote that Reed should be fired for “race-baiting” and also called her a n**ger (Editor’s note: She spelled it “Niger” like the country in Africa, but, whatever, context). Reed read the email on-air and then directly addressed Rae.

“When arguing with somebody you have to be careful not to mischaracterize their viewpoint, so I won’t mischaracterize your view either, Kathy Rae. I get it. On December 5th, 2017, you think it’s okay to call this journalist a ‘n**ger.’ I don’t. But I could clap back and say a few things to you. But instead, I’ll let your words, Kathy Rae, speak for themselves. And that will be the last word.”

The clip of Reed calling out Rae has gone viral and she’s received much praise for the classy way she handled the situation.

Reed spoke to the Atlanta Black Star about the viral moment and explained why she wasted no time confronting Kathy Rae and her racist email.

“Race was woven all through the campaign and plenty of folks here were talking about it. And then there is the belief that you have to keep it real. Sometimes you have to just be honest with folks at home and respect their intelligence and life experience. The [n-word] exists. Racists exist. Why sensor that? Especially in a natural, authentic moment like that.”

Rae’s email was in response to Reed’s comments regarding the role race played in the Atlanta mayoral campaign. The election was won by Keisha Bottoms, a black woman, while her opponent was a white woman. The candidates’ differing races highlighted a racial divide within the city.

Reed tells the Atlanta Black Star that she’s appreciative of the positive reaction to her clapback, but also says that everyone is entitled to the opinion.

“It’s nice to know people see it your way, especially about an issue like this. That said, I really do believe that everyone is entitled to an opinion and we definitely put opposing views on the air all the time at CBS 46. But we all have to be responsible for those views.”

She also encourages other black journalists to “be fearless” and call out racists whenever racism rears its ugly head.

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Watch “Tamar & Vince” Season 5 Episode 4

“Tamar & Vince” Season 5 Episode 4 aired on WeTV Thursday night (Dec. 7).

Tamar and Vince struggle to reconcile before the D.C. show, forcing Tamar to make a heart-breaking decision. A painful truth is exposed during a dinner party.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH “TAMAR & VINCE” SEASON 5 EPISODE 4

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WATCH: Black News Anchor Claps Back at Racist Viewer Who Called Her a “N**ger”

An Atlanta news anchor has gone viral after she gathered a racist viewer all the way together live on-air for a calling her the “N-Word.”

Sharon Reed of CBS46 News received a nasty email from a viewer regarding her comments about the role race played in the contested Atlanta mayoral race on Tuesday (Dec. 5). The viewer, Kathy Rae, wrote that Reed should be fired for “race-baiting” and also called her a “n*gger” (although she misspelled the slur, using only one “g” instead of two, like the African country Niger). The email read:

“You need to be fired for the race baiting comment you made tonight. it’s o.k for blacks to discuss certain subjects but not whites… really??? you are what I call a Niger not a black person. you are a racist Niger. you are what’s wrong with the world.”

Within minutes of receiving the racist note, Reed read Rae’s email live on-air. She then looked into the camera and directly addressed Rae, delivering one of the classiest (and best) clapbacks of 2017.

“I would say to Kathy a couple of things. Number one, you mischaracterized what I said. I didn’t say white people couldn’t talk about race. Quite the contrary, we think that race is an authentic discussion to have… And that’s why, behind the scenes, my colleagues and I, white and black, we decided, hey, let’s go for it. Because we do try to keep it real here and I think we do a very good job of it.

“So, I think when arguing with somebody, you have to be careful not to mischaracterize their viewpoint, so I won’t mischaracterize your view either, Kathy Rae. I get it. On Dec. 5, 2017, you think it’s OK to call this journalist a nigger. I don’t. But I could clap back and say a few things to you. But instead, I’ll let your words, Kathy Rae, speak for themselves. And that’ll be the last word.”

Reed and her fellow news anchors were discussing the role race played in the campaign because mayor-elect Keisha Lance Bottoms—who won by less than one percentage point—is black and her opponent was a white woman.

The differing races of the two candidates highlighted a racial divide in the city that is known for having mostly positive race relations between its white and black communities.

The news anchor posted her response video on her official Facebook page. The clip has gone viral and has received over 250K views on her page alone.

She also posted Rae’s uncensored email, complete with her full name and email address, online and made it her Facebook header.

So, yea, Sharon Reed of CBS46 News in Atlanta is pretty amazing! Wonder what Kathy Rae is up to right now?

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Watch “Black Ink Crew (New York)” Season 6 Episode 1

“Black Ink Crew (New York)” Season 6 premiered on VH1 Wednesday night (Dec. 6).

In the Season 6 premiere, the 113th shop is in shambles when a newly-single Ceaser becomes more interested in chasing women than the parlor. Also: Donna receives a threatening phone call, and Black Ink Atlanta’s anniversary party turns into chaos.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH “BLACK INK CREW (NEW YORK)” SEASON 6 EPISODE 1

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Tiny Harris Mourns Loss of Beloved Bodyguard Big Rio: “He Was Definitely More Like Family to Me!”

Tameka “Tiny” Harris is currently in mourning after the unexpected loss of one of her closest bodyguards, “Big Rio.”

Tiny announced Big Rio’s shocking death on her Instagram on Sunday (Dec. 3). We lost one of my favorite security guards last night,” she wrote. Her heartfelt message made it clear that she considered Rio as family.

“He was definitely more like family to me! Used to look forward to going home to talk to @jusbigrio The house want be the same without him!! We will truly miss Big Rio!! #AnotherAngelToWatchOverOurFamily”

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It’s unclear if Big Rio was a bodyguard for the Xscape tour or a personal bodyguard for Tiny and her family. However, a source tells HollywoodLife that Tiny is devastated by Rio’s passing and is leaning on estranged husband T.I. for comfort.

“Tiny has been shattered by the loss of her bodyguard and she has been leaning on T.I. for strength during the sad time. Tiny has been trying to carry on with work and her tour but has been struggling with grief at the same time. She has been crying on T.I.’s shoulder and is grateful for his love during tough times like these.

“Thanks to T.I.’s love, support and daily communication, Tiny has been able to persevere. She gains strength from his love and has been able to continue with her tour despite being rocked by the loss of her dear friend and protector.”

A cause of death has yet to revealed to the public and little is known about Big Rio. His Instagram account is set to private, but his bio read: “Just a hard working fat muthaf***a from da A. Get it, Got it, Good.”

Our thoughts are with Tiny and her family during this difficult time.

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