3LW’s Kiely Williams Doesn’t Feel She Owes Naturi Naughton an Apology for KFC Food Fight, Calls Adrienne Bailon a “Fake Friend” (VIDEO)

The 3LW feud will never end!

13 years after they broke up, Kiely Williams is still throwing showing shade at her former girl group members, Adrienne Bailon and Naturi Naughton.

While stuck in the house on Sunday (Mar. 29), Williams decided to hold her first Instagram Live session and answered questions from her fans.

As you would expect, most of the questions were about her 3LW days and the infamous KFC fight with Naturi.

Williams revealed that she has no interest in going on Bailon’s talk show The Real to make amends, primarily because she has nothing to promote and because Bailon won’t admit that she was a fake friend back in the day.

“I don’t think Adrienne wants to have live TV with me. Cause she’s gon’ have to say, ‘Yes Kiely, I did pretend to be your best friend. Now, I am not.’

“You were either lying then or you’re lying now. You either were my best friend and now you’re just not claiming me or you were pretending to be my best friend and now you’re telling the truth.

“So that’s why I don’t think that’s going to happen.”

Williams then rehashed the fight that went down between her and Naughton in which Williams allegedly threw a plate of KFC in Naughton’s face.

With a few clarifications, Williams admitted that a chicken tender may have hit her bandmate during the melee.

“If I had to choose between dropping my baby sister and a plate of food flying as I’m reaching for someone’s neck, I’m going to keep my baby sister in my arms.”

Williams also emphatically stated that she had nothing to make amends for in regards to Bailon or Naughton.

“I don’t feel like I have anything to make amends for, especially when it comes to Adrienne,” she said.

“As far as Naturi goes, if there was ever a reason to apologize, all of that has kind of been overshadowed by the literal lies and really ugly stuff that she said about my mom and my sister. So, no. Not interested in that. I’m sorry.”

While Williams continues to harbor old grudges from 20 years ago, Bailon and Naughton publicly mended fences during an episode of The Real in 2017.

“I, genuinely, from the bottom of my heart, never meant any harm towards you. I think you’re talented and beautiful,” Bailon told the Power star.

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Da Brat Says Homophobia Prevented Her From Talking About Her Sexuality: “It Wasn’t Cool Back in the Day”

Da Brat is revealing why she decided to openly discuss her sexuality after years of speculation and says that homophobia was a major reason why she kept her personal life private for most of her career.

Last week, the rapper and radio show host was brought to tears after her girlfriend, Jesseca Dupart, bought her a custom Bentley for her 46th birthday.

She shared the lavish gift and her deep appreciation on social media. It was the first time in her nearly 30-year career that she pronounced to the world that she was in a relationship with another woman.

After the post went viral, Brat shared on the Rickey Smiley Morning Show that she felt ready to come out because of how deeply in love she is with Dupart.

“[W]hen you get blessed and somebody when you weren’t even looking for nobody, and they love you like you’ve never been loved before, it’s a whole different experience.

“Like Jill Scott says, she loves me from my hair follicles down to my toenails. She inspires me, she believes in me, she motivates me, she accepts me for who I am—my past, my faults, mistakes.”

“We can talk about anything and everything. There’s nothing I can’t talk about with her and it’s just amazing,” she continued.

Brat has faced speculation and rumors about her sexuality since the 90s. However, she never addressed them because she wanted to protect the privacy of her partners and also knew that homophobia within the hip-hop community would harm her career.

“I’ve been talked about for way over 20 years or more so I’m kind of conditioned for it.

“My coat of armor is pretty thick so I learned what to say and what not to say and the battles that I decide to choose to fight. Most the time I just stay silent and let people speculate.

“I never confirmed anything because in the ’90s, it wasn’t cool back in the day.”

Even now, she’s still a little fearful to talk about her sexuality in a public forum.

“I’m a little bit nervous,” she said, “because I’m not really used to talking about this thing because I’m not a public person when it comes to my personal life.”

It’s unclear how long Brat and Dupart have been together, but both declared their love for each other on social media last week.

“I have never experienced this feeling,” Brat wrote. “It’s so overwhelming that often I find myself in a daze hoping to never get pinched to see if it’s real so I can live in this dream forever.”

Meanwhile, Dupart—CEO of Kaleidoscope Hair Products—called Brat her “better half, my forever, my twin flame.”

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60 People Attended Choir Rehearsal in Washington State, 45 Contracted Coronavirus & 2 Have Died

Officials in Washington state are saying that a choir rehearsal in Skagit County is responsible for at least 45 new cases of coronavirus and two deaths.

The Skagit Valley Chorale held their weekly rehearsal at Mount Vernon Presbyterian Church earlier this month, despite reports that COVID-19 was quickly spreading across Washington state.

The highly contagious bug had already killed several people in the Seattle area, which is about an hour’s drive to the south, but Skagit County hadn’t reported any cases, schools and businesses hadn’t shut down, and large gatherings had yet to be officially prohibited, the Los Angeles Times reported.

So, on March 6th, choir director Adam Burdick informed the 121 members via e-mail that amid the “stress and strain of concerns about the virus,” practice would continue as scheduled.

“I’m planning on being there this Tuesday March 10, and hoping many of you will be, too.”

Sixty members showed up to the rehearsal, which lasted around 2-and-a-half hours. A greeter offered hand sanitizer at the door and members refrained from hugging each other and shaking hands.

“It seemed like a normal rehearsal, except that choirs are huggy places,” Burdick recalled. “We were making music and trying to keep a certain distance between each other.”

Eight singers who spoke to the L.A. Times said no one at the rehearsal appeared to be sick, however, nearly three weeks later, dozens of members started showing symptoms.

All 28 singers who were tested were found to be infected with the deadly bug, and another 17 exhibited symptoms but never got tested, either because tests were unavailable or they thought only the most severe cases were eligible.

Of the 45 infected, three were hospitalized and two died. The youngest to become ill was 31, but the average age was 67, officials said.

Some members experienced the well-known symptoms of the bug, like fever, cough and shortness of breath. Others felt fatigued and had body aches, while others had nausea and diarrhea, the Times reported.

According to the Times, the situation has stunned county health officials, with many concluding that the virus was transmitted through the air from one person to the next.

“That’s all we can think of right now,” said Polly Dubbel, a county communicable disease and environmental health manager.

Jamie Lloyd-Smith, an infectious disease researcher at UCLA told the Times it’s likely that the singers expelled viral particles into the air during the rehearsal.

“One could imagine that really trying to project your voice would also project more droplets,” Smith said.

With three-quarters of the members either testing positive for coronavirus or showing symptoms, Smith said the choir outbreak can be considered a “super-spreading event.”

“It’s just normal random people doing things that they love to do, and all of a sudden some people are dead,” said member Carolynn Comstock, who fell ill along with her husband Jim Owen and has since recovered. “It’s very sobering.”

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Florida Megachurch Pastor Arrested for Holding 2 Large Sunday Services Defying “Safer At Home” Order

The pastor of a megachurch in Tampa Bay, Florida has been arrested after he broke the law by hosting not just one, but TWO packed out services on Sunday (Mar. 29), deliberately defying the law amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister said he decided Sunday night to seek an arrest warrant against River at Tampa Bay Church Pastor Rodney Howard-Browne for “repeatedly” violating social distancing orders from the president, CDC and local authorities.

“His reckless disregard for human life put hundreds of people in his congregation at risk and thousands of residents who may interact with them this week in danger,” the sheriff said (via WFLA News).

Sheriff Chronister said his office had been communicating with church leaders since Friday (Mar. 27) after receiving a tip that Pastor Howard-Browne was refusing to stop holding large services.

Chronister said Howard-Browne’s church is capable of streaming services online and on TV so that people can watch safely at home, but instead the pastor encouraged his congregation to attend the services in person and even provided buses to two large services on Sunday.

Doctors and health officials have advised that people only go out in public if absolutely necessary (i.e. doctor’s appointments, to get food/supplies, etc.) and if you are in public, try to keep at least 6 feet between yourself and other people to help slow the spread of the disease that has infected more than 750,000 people worldwide and has killed over 37,000.

But Pastor Howard-Browne bragged during his services on Sunday that his church would remain open despite local, state and federal orders to not host gatherings of more than 10 people.

Howard-Browne boasted that his church was the cleanest facility in the world, saying: “We brought in 13 machines that basically kill every virus in the place, and uh, if somebody walks through the door it’s like, it kills everything on them. If they sneeze, it shoots it down at like 100 mph. It’ll neutralize it in split seconds. We have the most sterile building in, I don’t know, all of America.”

The pastor said on March 17th, according to TMZ: “We are not stopping anything. I’ve got news for you, this church will never close. The only time the church will close is when the Rapture is taking place.”

Pastor Howard-Browne will be charged with unlawful assembly and violation of public health emergency rules—both second-degree misdemeanors.

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Drake Shows Off Adorable 2-Year-Old Son Adonis in First Official Photos

Drake was feeling very philosophical and sentimental while self-quarantining early Monday morning.

Along with a lengthy message of positivity and connecting to your inner light, the rapper shared the first official images of his son, Adonis.

The adorable 2-year-old has a blonde curly fro and big blue-green eyes.

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What is most important for you right now is to connect to your own inner light. This will create the biggest opening of all. Trust that you have all of the power within to make this happen, and in order to do that connect to the people and things that bring you a lot of joy. When the mind starts to move into overthinking or fear, shift your attention right away to something bright. It doesn’t matter what has happened in the past or what is happening around us now, you can always make the choice to break free of the wheel of suffering and panic and open up to your own light. We are powerful manifestors , so once you make the choice in the moment to shift your awareness to something good, it will show you in your reality. Be conscious, especially right now of fears coming in from others, and recognize that not everything should be held by you. Laughter is your best medicine, but tears can also be a powerful release. Let go of any judgment you may have around that. Remember that you are never alone, and if you need to be reminded of that ask for support and it will show up. Everything comes down to intention, and even though there are conflicting energies circling around us you must KNOW…It will rebuild. But in order for that to happen, you have to do exactly that. Trust. You have the biggest heart and that is your greatest gift. It’s impossible to always control your surroundings, but when you shift the focus to how you want to feel, everything will conspire to assist you. I love and miss my beautiful family and friends and I can’t wait for the joyful day when we are all able to reunite. Until then please keep your lights on. 🤍

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On Monday morning (Mar. 30), Drake shared a collection of photos which included his parents, Adonis, and Adonis’ mother, Sophie Brussaux.

“What is most important for you right now is to connect to your own inner light,” Drake wrote.

“This will create the biggest opening of all. Trust that you have all of the power within to make this happen, and in order to do that connect to the people and things that bring you a lot of joy.”

Adonis was born in October 2017, but Drake kept his newborn hidden from the public spotlight for as long as he could, until Pusha T revealed the child’s name in 2018 diss track.

Drake later confirmed that he was a first-time father, but continued to keep Adonis off of social media and out of the public eye.

Drake is currently self-quarantining after recently testing negative for coronavirus. However, it’s unclear if Adonis is with him.

“I love and miss my beautiful family and friends and I can’t wait for the joyful day when we are all able to reunite,” Drake concluded his post

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Da Brat Cries After Girlfriend Gives Her Custom Bentley for Birthday: “I Have Never Experienced This Feeling”

Da Brat is celebrating her 46th birthday in a big way.

The rapper was not only brought to tears by her new custom Bentley, but also because of the person who gifted it to her: girlfriend Jesseca “Judy” Dupart.

In a tearful Instagram post on Thursday (Mar. 26), Brat confirmed her relationship with Dupart, the first time she’s ever publicly shared her relationship status with a woman.

“I’ve always been a kind of private person until I met my heart’s match who handles some things differently than I do,” Da Brat wrote.

“Thank you baby @darealbbjudy for far more than this incredible birthday gift. I have never experienced this feeling. It’s so overwhelming that often I find myself in a daze hoping to never get pinched to see if it’s real so I can live in this dream forever.”

Although Brat’s birthday isn’t until April, Dupart couldn’t wait to surprise her partner, calling her “My better half, my forever , my twin flame.”

“I’ve never been SOOOO happy and honestly think that it’s not only because of our connection but also because we really been to ourselves,” Dupart shared on Instagram.

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This video was taken 3•16 …. Her birthday is 4•14 but with the way things were going and my excitement I couldn’t wait 😭😣 it’s so crazy cuz I ordered a CUSTOM bow for the presentation and didn’t even wait on it 🤣🤣🤣 SHE HATES TO ACCEPT ANY GIFTS FROM ME , that’s y she was running . But she deserves the WORLD and so much more 🌎 I’ve never been SOOOO happy and honestly think that it’s not only because of our connection but also because we really been to ourselves. But then all these videos keep popping up like we hiding 🙄🙄 But WE BE IN PUBLIC 🤣🤣 why is y’all hiding to get footage. My better half , my forever , my twin flame 💖💖💖 @sosobrat HAPPY EARLY BIRTHDAY BABY BIRTHDAY 🎂 🎁 🍰

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Dupart is the CEO and co-owner of Kaleidoscope Hair Products.

It’s unclear how long the couple have been dating. However, Dupart says the Atlanta-based pair have not been hiding.

“All these videos keep popping up like we hiding, But WE BE IN PUBLIC,” she wrote. “Why is y’all hiding to get footage.”

We wish Da Brat a very happy birthday and wish the happy couple well.

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Pennsylvania Woman Arrested for Coughing on $35K Worth of Food at Grocery Store That Had to Be Thrown Away

In the midst of the escalating COVID-19 pandemic that’s seeing stores emptied of food, cleaning supplies and paper products across the country, a Pennsylvania woman decided to play a “twisted prank” that forced a local grocery store to throw away $35,000 worth of food and landed her in jail.

On Wednesday (Mar. 25), 35-year-old Margaret Cirko, “who police know to be a chronic problem in the community,” according to a social media post, walked into a Hanover Township Gerrity’s and purposely coughed on their fresh produce and bakery, meat case, and grocery section.

The supermarket chain’s co-owner, Joe Fasula, took to Facebook after learning about the incident.

“Today was a very challenging day…While there is little doubt this woman was doing it as a very twisted prank…we had no choice but to throw out all product she came into contact with.”

The grocery store is working with authorities to ensure everything is cleaned and sanitized, and while they don’t believe that the woman is infected with COVID-19, the case has been escalated to the District Attorney’s Office and a test will be administered, authorities said.

Cirko was arrested Thursday on charges including threatening to use a weapon of mass destruction, making terroristic threats and disorderly conduct.

This is just the latest incident of people escalating fears amidst an unprecedented response to a global pandemic.

Earlier this week, Cody Lee Pfister of Missouri was arrested charged with making a terrorist threat after posting a video of himself licking items at a Walmart to mock everyone’s growing concerns.

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New Jersey Man Charged With Making Terrorist Threats for Coughing on Grocery Store Worker & Saying He Has Coronavirus

A New Jersey man is facing criminal charges after intentionally coughing on another person and claiming to be infected with the COVID-19 virus that has led to worldwide quarantines.

50-year-old George Falcone has been charged with making terrorist threats, obstruction, and harassment after an incident at a Wegmans Food Store in Freehold, according to reports.

Falcone was shopping on Tuesday (Mar. 24) when an employee asked him to step back from an open display of prepared foods. According to a statement released by the state’s attorney general, Falcone did not comply.

Instead, he “allegedly stepped forward to within three feet of her, leaned toward her, and purposely coughed,” the statement reads. “He allegedly laughed and said he was infected with the coronavirus.”

Falcone capped off the incident by telling two other employees that they were “lucky to have jobs.”

The man was confronted by authorities outside of the store where he refused to provide identification or cooperate for 40 minutes.

Police eventually allowed him to leave but continued the investigation until the charged him on Tuesday.

When asked about the decision to charge Falcone for terroristic threats, the Attorney General’s spokesperson said: “We must do everything we can to deter this type of conduct and any similar conduct that harms others during this emergency,” per Buzzfeed News.

It’s just one of an increasing number of similar stories where people are being charged for spreading fears during the pandemic.

In the past week alone, Daniel Tabussi in Pennsylvania was charged for deliberately coughing in the face of a person recovering from pneumonia while claiming to be infected.

A Missouri man, Cody Lee Pfister, was arrested after licking deodorants at a Walmart, and a woman recently forced a grocery store to throw away $35,000 worth of food in Pennsylvania after coughing on displays.

According to Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni, these types of actions are “reprehensible.”

“In times like these, we need to find ways to pull together as a community instead of committing acts that further divide us,” he said.

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Rob Kardashian & Blac Chyna’s Custody Battle Escalates After Dream is Severely Burned Twice Under Rob’s Care

The ongoing battle between Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna over full custody of their daughter, Dream, escalated when Chyna called the Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services to report a burn suffered while being watched by Rob.

Page Six reported that Dream allegedly received a burn on Saturday (Mar. 21) while under her father’s supervision.

This is following a similar incident back in February when the 3-year-old suffered a first-degree burn on her leg that required medical care.

“Chyna was shocked and extremely upset to discover that Dream had suffered a second severe burn very near the first burn on her leg,” Chyna’s attorney told reporters.

“When Chyna reached out to Rob to find out what had happened to their daughter, Rob initially lied to Chyna and denied that Dream’s second burn happened at his home.”

Rob has since walked those remarks back, having his now ex-nanny call Chyna to admit Dream suffered the second burn from a lightbulb.

He and his lawyers attribute both burns to negligent care while being watched by the nanny, but that they are cooperating with the DCFS investigation.

“Unfortunately, Dream has had two accidents in the last month while with this nanny,” his attorney said in a released statement.

“Rob treated Dream appropriately and Chyna was informed. Following an investigation by the DCFS and the police in which Rob fully cooperated, he has every reason to believe that there will be no finding of any safety issues in his home.”

This is just the latest incident in what has been a contentious legal battle over full custody of Dream between the couple who were briefly engaged between 2016 and 2017.

Rob has accused Chyna of being an unfit mother herself, saying that he has “grave concerns” for his daughter’s safety while in her mother’s custody.

His attorney even says that third parties have sent authorities to Chyna’s house for treatment of Dream in the past.

According to Rob and his attorneys, Dream has returned from Chyna’s house with a number of unexplained injuries, including rashes, cuts, bruises and even a dislocated arm.

Rob’s attorney Marty Singer said in his statement: “Just this past Saturday while Chyna was claiming that she was so concerned about Dream’s safety, Chyna posted a video on Instagram depicting 3-year-old Dream on her 7-year-old brother’s back while he was jumping on a trampoline.”

Rob and Chyna were set to appear in court earlier this week, but the date was postponed because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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3-Week-Old Baby in New York is Youngest Person in U.S. to Test Positive for Coronavirus

A three-week-old baby in Long Island, New York has reportedly tested positive for coronavirus, making the infant the youngest person in the United States to contract the disease.

Fox News reported that the newborn was treated at NYU Winthrop Hospital in Mineola for several days, but is now home recuperating.

The report comes amid fears from health experts that younger people are more susceptible to COVID-19 than they originally thought.

As the coronavirus continues to plague the country, health officials are constantly reminding everyone, especially young people who don’t seem to be taking the virus seriously, to keep practicing social distancing even if they or the people around them aren’t showing any symptoms.

A recent analysis from the CDC showed that United States 38% of coronavirus cases between February 12th and March 16th were from people who were younger than 55.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Sunday (Mar. 22) that more than half of coronavirus cases there have been among young people between the ages of 18 and 49.

Officials in California Tuesday (Mar. 24) reported the first death in the U.S. of a coronavirus patient younger than 18, and the family of a 12-year-old girl in Georgia said Sunday that she was fighting for her life in an Atlanta hospital after contracting the virus.

As of Thursday, New York has more than 30,000 of the country’s more than 65,000 cases (NYC alone has nearly 22,000 of those 30K cases), and 285 residents across the state have died from the virus as officials call for tens of thousands more ventilators, hospital beds and intensive care beds to meet hospitals’ needs.

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