Lil Nas X Comes Out on Last Day of LGBTQ Pride Month

Lil Nas X has been dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the past 12 weeks with his hit single “Old Town Road,” however, he has been very private about his personal life … until now.

On Sunday (Jun. 30), marking the last day of LGBTQ pride month, the 20-year-old took to Twitter to share a huge announcement:

some of y’all already know, some of y’all don’t care, some of y’all not gone fwm no more. but before this month ends i want y’all to listen closely to c7osure.

While the message itself doesn’t reveal too much, the rainbow says it all.

“c7osure” is the seventh track on Lil Nas X’s newly released EP and it features the following lyrics:

Ain’t no more actin’, man that forecast say I should just let me grow
No more red light for me, baby, only green, I gotta go
Pack my past up in the back, oh, let my future take ahold
This is what I gotta do, can’t be regrettin’ when I’m old

Many on social media are saying that the tweet means that Lil Nas X has officially come out of the closet, which quells many rumors about his sexuality.

While he didn’t specify whether he’s gay or bisexual, that’s beyond the point. Lil Nas X is living in his truth and (most of) his fans on Twitter are here for it:

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26-Year-Old Pregnant Woman Stabbed to Death a Month Before Due Date, Baby in Critical Condition

A pregnant woman from London was stabbed and killed, but her baby miraculously survived the tragic incident and is fighting for their tiny little life in the hospital.

26-year-old Kelly-Mary Fauvrelle was pronounced dead at a home in Thornton Heath, Croydon after suffering fatal stab wounds early Saturday morning (Jun. 29). She was just a month shy of her due date.

Horrified neighbors said they heard hearing “screaming” coming from the home in the early hours of Saturday morning.

One neighbor told The Daily Mail: “Later on I saw another woman come out and just collapse on the street.”

Paramedics were able to deliver Fauvrelle’s baby at the scene of the crime. The newborn is currently in the hospital in critical condition.

A 37-year-old man whose identity hasn’t been released has been arrested in connection with Fauvrelle’s murder.

Metro UK reported that a second man had also been arrested on suspicion of murder in the case.

The Metropolitan Police said in a statement:

“Police were called by London Ambulance Service (LAS) at 3.30am on Saturday June 29 to reports of a woman in cardiac arrest inside an address at Raymead Ave, Thornton Heath.

“Officers attended along with the LAS and found the woman, aged 26, suffering from stab injuries.

“It was also established that she was approximately eight months pregnant. Despite the efforts of paramedics, the victim sadly died at the scene.

“Her baby was delivered at the scene before being taken to hospital. The child remains there in a critical condition.”

A family member said the condition of Fauvrelle’s baby is so dire that the little one is unlikely to survive.

“It’s my husband’s niece,” Rosa Fauvrelle (Kelly-Mary’s aunt) told Metro. “He’s at the hospital because they are doing a little blessing because they think the baby might not survive.”

Rose Fauvrelle said Kelly-Mary was excited about being a mother.

“All Kelly wanted was to be a mum. That’s all she wanted,” Mrs. Favurelle said. “When she found out she was pregnant I think that really lifted her spirits. She was a sweetheart an absolute sweetheart. The most gentle loving person and being a mum was all she dreamed about.”

Kelly-Mary’s aunt added that the baby was a boy. “I don’t know what they named him,” she said.

Back in February, Fauvrelle shared a photo of her ultrasound on Facebook and showed her excitement to be expecting in the summer.

She captioned the photo, “Happy Valentine’s sweet pea. We can’t wait to meet you.”

Fauvrelle also shared a photo of her holding her newborn nephew back in April.

Fauvrelle, who was also a keen motorcyclist, also wrote on Facebook about having to take a break from riding due to being pregnant. “Looks like riding season is on hold for me this year,” she said.

On her Facebook bio, she wrote: “4 wheels move the body…but… 2 wheels move the soul …”

No motive has been released for Fauvrelle’s murder, but the case is under investigation.

Detective Chief Inspector Mick Norman gave his condolences to the family and asked for their privacy to be respected during this tough time.

“This is a horrific incident in which a young mother has lost her life and her child is critically ill. Our sympathies go out to her devastated family. They are being supported by specially trained officers following this awful event, and I would ask that they are left alone at this time as they come to terms with the enormity of what has happened.”

London Mayor Sadis Khan said on Twitter:

“Violence against women has no place in our city, and horrific murders in the home like this show the scale of the problem we face. My heart goes out to this innocent child, and to the mother they have so tragically lost. [Metropolitan Police] are investigating – please help if you can.”

Kellymary Fauvrelle is the 64th murder victim in London this year.

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“Give Me My Baby!”: Police Bodycam Video Shows NBA YoungBoy & His Baby Mama Starr Thigpen’s Arrest in Atlanta

The Atlanta Police Department has released the full bodycam video footage showing NBA YoungBoy and his baby mama being taken into police custody in Atlanta earlier this year.

As we previously reported, NBA YoungBoy (real name: Kentrell DeSean Gaulden) and Starr Thigpen were arrested after Thigpen was accused of attacking a hotel staffer at YoungBoy’s command.

Atlanta police said YoungBoy and Thigpen were still occupying a room at the Hyatt House Atlanta hotel that was supposed to be empty when housekeeping entered.

Gaulden allegedly told Thigpen to get the housekeepers out of the room, and that’s when Thigpen allegedly attacked the women.

Police said the fight spilled into the hallway before the room attendants eventually ran away and called 911.

When police officers came to arrest Gaulden and Thigpen, chaos ensued.

The newly released bodycam video shows the rapper and his baby mama arguing with cops in the hallway as they detain them for questioning after Thigpen allegedly “slapped somebody,” one officer said.

At one point, the confrontation got so heated that one cop had to pull out a taser on YoungBoy as Thigpen shouted in the background “My baby in there! Give me my baby!” referring to the couple’s child who was on the other side of the hotel room door.

When YoungBoy’s request to allow Thigpen to go in the room with the child is denied, he angrily shouts “Y’all don’t give a f**k about us!” to the black female officer who has his arms pinned behind his back.

Officers ended up seizing a little over nine ounces of marijuana and they were also seen in the video pouring out a cup of “lean.”

YoungBoy and Thigpen were taken to the City of Atlanta jail and charged with disorderly conduct and possession of less than an ounce of marijuana.

The end of the 34-minute video shows a much friendlier interaction between YoungBoy and the officers while he’s waiting to be booked.

One of the cops tells him he’ll be out soon, saying that Bow Wow (who had recently been arrested in ATL as well) was only in there for “two or three hours” before being released.

The officers and YoungBoy then joke about the incident, noting the “Freddy Krueger scratches” Bow Wow had on his face from the altercation with his girlfriend.

NBA YoungBoy and Starr Thigpen were released on bond the next morning and the charges were ultimately dropped.

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YG Affiliate Slim 400 Rushed to Hospital After Reportedly Getting Shot 10 Times in Compton

Rapper Slim 400 was just involved in a shooting in Compton and has been rushed to the hospital with what’s being reported as “multiple” gunshot wounds.

According to TMZ:

Law enforcement sources tell us they got a call around 8:30 PM Friday night for a male who had been shot in Compton. We’re told Slim was the victim, though it’s unclear exactly where he suffered the gunshot wounds.

Our sources say what led up to the shooting is currently unclear … though a black vehicle suspected to be involved in the incident was seen leaving the scene.

We’re told at the time of this post, Slim is still alive … the 31-year-old is a Compton native and best known for his work on “Bruisin” with YG and Sad Boy Loko.

Unconfirmed reports online suggest Slim 400, who is closely associated with fellow Compton rapper YG, was shot at least 10 times.

Adam22 of No Jumper first tweeted the news asking for prayers.

Slim 400’s shooting comes almost three months to the day Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed outside his The Marathon clothing store in Crenshaw.

This is a developing story and we will provide updates as they become available.

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Safaree Begs Erica Mena to Take Him Back After He’s Caught Cheating With His Ex-Girlfriend, Plus Erica Trashed the Roses He Sent Her

Another Love & Hip-Hop relationship is in shambles. Erica Mena has apparently dropped Safaree Samuels after his ex-girlfriend exposed him for allegedly cheating with her.

Erica became a trending Twitter topic early Friday morning (Jun. 28) when her Instagram Stories showing off her crazy “Scorpio Vibes” went viral.

The videos showed Erica’s floor littered with broken vases and smashed roses that Safaree had sent her. “Scorpio Vibes,” she captioned the video.

Another clip showed Erica furiously knocking the flowers off a countertop an onto the floor.

Erica also removed Safaree’s last name from her Instagram bio.

By Friday afternoon, Safaree was apologizing on Twitter and begging his fiancée to take him back.

“This is not a loss I would be able to handle … I cannot lose you. You are my everything and I can’t see my future without you,” he wrote.

“I am sorry for any embarrassment I have brought to you from me being immature,” he continued. “I apologize from the depths of my soul & heart. You are the most important person to me in the world.”

The couple’s rosy relationship was seemingly shattered (like those vases) after Safaree’s ex, former Love & Hip-Hop Miami star, Gabrielle Davis, randomly shared a series of text messages between her and Safaree.

In the texts, Safaree professes his love to Gabrielle while also claiming that he has no plans of marrying Erica anytime soon.

Though it seems like Gabrielle released the texts to expose Safaree for cheating, the timeline is a little unclear.

Some of the texts seem recent while others are dated in May and November of 2018.

Safaree and Erica went public with their relationship in November 2018.

Erica didn’t forget about Gabrielle either. She seemingly called her a “basic b*tch” with a meme.

Twitter had mixed reactions watching this Love & Hip-Hop romance drama play out on social media.

And my reality show senses tell that Mona Scott-Young has a hand in all of the this and the LHH cameras are capturing it all.

(And we still don’t know who’s gonna clean up all that broken glass on the floor!)

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Chick-fil-A Worker Jumps Out Drive-Thru Window to Save 6-Year-Old Boy From Choking to Death

Not all heroes wear capes. Sometimes they’re dressed in plain red shirts and black slacks and say “My pleasure” instead of “You’re welcome” when you thank them.

A Chick-fil-A employee in Georgia is being called a hero after his quick thinking saved a 6-year-old boy from possibly choking to death.

While working the drive-thru at the Atlanta-area restaurant on Wednesday (Jun. 26), Logan Simmons overheard a panicked mother screaming that her son’s seat belt had wrapped around his neck and was choking him.

Logan quickly sprung into action, jumping out of the window of the drive-thru and running to the woman’s car.

He pulled out his pocket knife and then cut the child free, preventing what could have been a tragedy, WSBTV reported.

The moment he jumped out of the window was captured on security cameras from inside the restaurant.

“I’m still kind of shocked right now myself that all this has happened,” Simmons told the news station. “You could see he was turning red and losing pigmentation in his face.”

Logan’s mom told Channel 2 News that she was proud of her son and “amazed he didn’t panic.”

“As his mother, I would have panicked,” Teri Simmons said. “I’d be running around going, ‘Oh my gosh! What do we do?’”

About an hour after Simmons’ heroic gesture, he received a phone call from the little boy’s mother, who thanked him for saving her son’s life and called him a hero.

“I do feel like a hero,” the teen said.

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DaBaby Charged in Deadly Walmart Shooting, Sentenced to One Year of Unsupervised Probation

DaBaby has been charged in connection to a fatal shooting in a North Carolina Walmart, The Charlotte Observer reports.

Last November, the Charlotte rapper was arrested for the shooting death of 19-year-old Jalyn Domonique Craig, but was released within hours of the incident after it was determined that he acted in self-defense.

A couple of days after the shooting, DaBaby explained in a video he shared on Instagram that he was in the store shopping with his two kids—a 1-year-old daughter and a 5-year-old son—along with their mother when someone pulled a gun on him “and tried to take my life.”

He said that the “gunshots” shoppers heard in the store that day saved the lives of him and his family.

“If them gunshots ain’t go off … my daughter could’ve got hit, son could’ve got hit, me,” he said in the video.

DaBaby, whose real name is Jonathan Kirk, was never charged with Craig’s death, but he was charged with one count of carrying a concealed weapon. That charge, however, was dropped back in April.

After appearing in court Thursday before a District Judge, the 27-year-old rapper was reportedly “recharged” and found guilty of the concealed weapon charge, which is a misdemeanor.

According to The Charlotte Observer, prosecutors recharged Kirk on the concealed weapon charge after another judge denied a motion to continue the case after a key witness didn’t appear in court.

DA’s office spokeswoman Meghan McDonald told The Observer that recharging a defendant in this circumstance is permitted by North Carolina law.

As a result of the charge, DaBaby was sentenced to one year of unsupervised probation, which means that he won’t be placed on any traveling restrictions, but most stay out of legal trouble for the next 12 months.

Still … the news is hella good for DaBaby (considering the alternative) because he’s currently on tour and actually has a show tomorrow night in Worcester, Massachusetts. He also has back-to-back dates throughout July and August.

DaBaby has enjoyed a very successful 2019, which saw him release his debut studio album Baby on Baby, which debuted at No. 25 on the Billboard 200 albums chart in the U.S. before eventually rising to number seven.

Earlier this week, on Sunday (Jun. 23) night, he performed the album’s hit single “Suge” at the 2019 BET Awards in his first live televised performance ever.

“Suge” is currently No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 after peaking at No. 8 earlier this month.

Today (Jun. 28), he celebrated two brand new gold single certifications for Baby on Baby tracks “Goin Baby” and “Sitter,” which features Offset.

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WATCH: Critics Clash Over “Toy Story 4” Not Having Any Black Lead Characters

Toy Story was a beloved film that was part of my childhood (and maybe yours too). Nearly 25 years later, the final installment, Toy Story 4, just hit theaters and some critics are pointing out the franchise’s flaws and wondering: Where are the black characters?

Two black critics clashed on Good Morning Britain while discussing the lack of black lead characters in Toy Story 4.

Despite the film having black voice actors (Keegan Michael-Key, Jordan Peele), Shola Mos-Shogbamimu argued that Disney-Pixar could do better in sharing diverse experiences and any adult who dismisses the criticism is “diabolically ignorant.”

“Children deserve to have a representative teachable moment of their lived experience,” she said. “We know toys don’t talk, we know they don’t fly, but entertainment must always have a moralistic value.”

Mos-Shogbamimu continued:

“Animation and fictional characters take on human characteristics for a reason, to tell a moral story of good overcoming evil, good overcoming against the odds.

“Children are diverse and have diverse experiences. Movie companies like Pixar and Disney have a global platform to become part of the evolution of diversity and inclusion.”

However, Glam Africa Magazine editor-in-chief Afua Adom pushed back, stating the film did the best it could with diversity.

“People have missed the point of Toy Story – it’s a story about toys,” she said. “It’s about Mr. Potato Head, it’s about Buzz Lightyear, it’s about Woody. I think I saw a diverse range of characters.”

Adom also noted the black actors used to voice some of the characters.

And though there aren’t any black leads in the film, Adom acknowledged the plot and new main character Forky (a plastic fork) did present a teachable moment for children: sustainability.

“When we watched it, my daughter picked up on ‘Hold on, why is Forky is trying to get back to the trash? Shouldn’t he be trying to get back to the recycling?’”

The debate was sparked by white writer Stella Duffy who recently slammed Toy Story 4 for having no black lead characters in a review.

Duffy also called the film disablist and anti-feminist for its depiction of Bo Peep.

“Okay, let’s talk about the white feminism on display here. Oh look! Bo-Peep’s a feminist. No she’s not! She’s still going to fall in love, she’s still going to have the happily ever after, that’s not feminism!

“It’s a woman who kicks off her skirt to reveal bloomers. Had a couple of thoughts… and does some high wire acts. And it’s disablist! It covers ALL bases!”

When a Good Morning Britain anchor asked if Bo Peep was a feminist, Adom swiftly responded: “She’s a toy.”

However, Mos-Shogbamimu was a little more willing to give the character some credit.

“If we understand that feminism is about women’s rights and women being able to make whatever choices they want without anybody judging them – as far as I’m concerned, then every woman is a feminist,” she said.

While films, be it animated or live-action, should be diverse and have some moral value or teachable moments as Mos-Shogbamimu suggests, Toy Story doesn’t necessarily have the opportunity to have lead black characters because they are—after all—just toys.

I guess next time, add a Black Barbie or a Bratz Doll and get Tyra Banks to voice the character!

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Nicki Minaj Fuels Rumors She’s Pregnant With Her Boyfriend Kenneth Petty’s Baby

Nicki Minaj has the whole world thinking she is pregnant.

Last week, the Queens rapper sent fans in a frenzy after she posted a video of her boyfriend Kenneth Petty rubbing her belly as the two lay in bed together.

The video instantly sparked rumors that Nicki and her BF are expecting their first child together.

To add more fuel to the fire, Nicki posted a tweet following her appearance on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” that only made the rumors seem even more true.

While on the show, Nicki and Jimmy enjoyed each other’s company at Red Lobster eating cheddar bay biscuits and drinking what appeared to be cocktails.

Fans took to social media to speculate about what Nicki was sipping on during her TV show appearance, but Nicki quickly cleared things up and let it be known she was NOT drinking alcohol.

“For the record; that was iced tea in that lobsterita glass. No alcohol was consumed in the making of our dinner date,” Nicki tweeted along with a blushing emoji.

Later in an Instagram Live video, Nicki responded to the pregnancy rumors without giving a clear answer to whether she’s expecting or not.

“And as for that question that y’all really wanted the answer to all I can say is…Bratatatat!”

Either Nicki is seriously trolling us all or we should be getting prepared for a baby Onika on the way.

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Just days ago, during her Queen Radio Show, Nicki confirmed that she and Kenneth—who appears in her new “MEGATRON” video—recently obtained a marriage license.

Nicki’s new bae made headlines last year after it was revealed that he spent time behind bars after being convicted of manslaughter for shooting a man to death in 2002.

Petty pleaded guilty to the manslaughter charge in 2006 and served seven years in prison after being sentenced to 10. He was released in March 2013, court records showed, and was on parole until May 2018.

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Milwaukee Dad Punches, Kills 5-Year-Old Son for Eating a Piece of His Father’s Day Cake

A Milwaukee man is facing serious charges after he punched and killed his 5-year-old son for eating a cake he received for Father’s Day.

29-year-old Travis Stackhouse was charged with first-degree reckless homicide in connection with the crime and faces up to 60 years in prison if convicted.

Stackhouse initially told police that his son had got injured after “somersaulting down the stairwell” in their home.

But after the child’s 6-year-old brother revealed to authorities that he didn’t fall down any stairs, Stackhouse confessed that he got upset over the child and others eating his Father’s Day cake … which eventually led him to punch the child in the face and in the stomach.

According to a criminal complaint obtained by FOX6, the incident took place on June 22nd, and the child suffered bruises to both his eyes, a cut on his lip and sternum.

An autopsy also revealed the boy suffered blunt force trauma to the abdomen, which officials said contributed to his death.

Stackhouse—who is the father of four other children—also revealed to authorities during the investigation that his girlfriend had warned him in the past to not “hit the children so hard,” suggesting this isn’t the first time the man has physically abused one of his kids.

Stackhouse appeared in court Thursday at the Milwaukee County Jail, where he was given a $100,000 cash bond. A preliminary hearing was set for July 5th.

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