Thandiwe Newton Called Out For “Crocodile Tears” After ‘Light Skin Privilige’ Post

Colorism is the practice of showing preference to those of a lighter skin color within groups of people of the same race or ethnic background.

“It’s been very painful to have women look like my mom feel like I’m not representing them. That I’m taking from them. Taking their men, taking their work, taking their truth. I didn’t mean to.” – @thandiwenewton

After the clip hit social media, Twitter users lblasted the 49-year-old actress’s remarks with one tweep mentioning that she “could’ve” denied the roles. 

“She could’ve denied roles like Zendaya and forced them to hire darker-skinned women,” wrote the tweep. 

“Does it get more tone-deaf, narcissistic and dismissive than this? And watch how people will sympathize with her,” wrote another tweep. 

“She could’ve you know… not taken those roles, but that’s just me…”

Wtf is she crying for? She could’ve easily denied rolls like zendaya and force them to hire darker skinned women— empress (@mrsglock305) February 3, 2022

You cannot be serious. “Sorry I’m the chosen one”? Does it get more tone deaf, narcissistic and dismissive than this? And watch how people will sympathize with her the privileged light skinned biracial actress instead of denouncing how harmful this video is.— Jordan Sumbu (@JordanSumbu) February 3, 2022

She could’ve you know…not taken those roles, but that’s just me…— imani 🤍 (@blaquefemme) February 3, 2022

“i’m sorry that i’m the one chosen” is such a nasty thing to say. as if you can’t simply… not take the roles.— Peter Pansexual (@lynymo) February 3, 2022

A.J. Johnson Honoured With New Headstone For Birthday

“Friday” star Anthony Johnson is getting a fancy tombstone on his grave … designed by the guy who honoured Eazy-E and Nate Dogg with awesome grave markers. Cemetery Tim, the man behind the cool celeb gravestones, tells TMZ … he got in touch with Anthony’s family after the actor/comedian died back in September. The goal was to create and install the headstone for what would have been Anthony’s 56th birthday.

Rihanna Announces Pregnancy With A$AP Rocky! Celebrities React

Rihanna Is Pregnant! Singer and Fashion Icon Expecting First Baby with A$AP Rocky

The singer debuted her baby bump while out in New York City over the weekend with her rapper boyfriend

Of course the internet has been in full form on reactions

Biz Markie Is Alive Say Family Who Dispel False Reports On Death

Family confirms Biz Markie is alive after false death reports Hip hop legend Biz Markie is alive and in hospice care, despite reports he has passed away at 57-years-old. Reporter Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson updated the public via Twitter on Wednesday night, adding that family says the singer has ‘significant brain damage,’ likely stemming from a stroke he suffered last year. Markie’s representatives told ‘Biz is still under medical care, surrounded by professionals who are working hard to provide the best healthcare possible. ‘Biz’s wife and family are touched by the outpouring of love and admiration from his friends, peers and fans alike.’

Marcel Theo Hall, better known by his stage name Biz Markie, is an American rapper, singer, DJ, record producer, actor, comedian, and writer. He is best known for his 1989 single “Just a Friend”, which became a Top 40 hit in several countries.

Rapper YFN Lucci wanted on murder charges after shooting in Atlanta!

(CNN) Reports that Rapper YFN Lucci is wanted in Atlanta on multiple charges — including murder — in connection with fatal shooting last month, Atlanta police said Tuesday.Officers responding to calls of a person shot around 5:20 p.m. on December 10, found James Adams, 28, lying in the street with a gunshot wound to his face, the police incident report states. Adams was taken to a local hospital where he died.A short time later, a second victim, Kevin Wright, 32, arrived at an area fire station by private vehicle with a gunshot wound to his abdomen, the report states. Homicide investigators determined the two shootings were likely related.Three suspects were named in the investigation, including 29-year-old YFN Lucci, whose real name is Rayshawn Bennett, police said.CNN was unable to reach Lucci or his representatives for comment.He is wanted on charges of felony murder, aggravated assault, participation in street gang activity and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.The other two suspects were caught, police said.An award of up to $5,000 is being offered through Crime Stoppers for the rapper’s arrest and prosecution.

TORY LANEZ charged with Shooting of Megan Thee Stallion; faces 22 years?

Tory Lanez could spend the next two decades of his life behind bars after being charged with shooting Megan Thee Stallion. On Oct. 8, Lanez was charged by the L.A. County D.A., according to TMZ.

On Thursday evening, Aug. 20, 2020, Megan Thee Stallion shared who shot her in the foot for the first time during a gut-wrenching chat on Instagram Live.

“You shot me, and you got your publicist and your people going to these blogs lying and s—,” she said, referring to Lanez. “Stop lying. Why lie? I don’t understand. I tried to keep the situation off the internet, but you’re dragging it.”

Master P Warns Kim Kardashian About C-Murder Case: Louisiana is Serious

There’s been newfound hope in the fight for C-Murder’s release from prison as Kim Kardashian, Monica, and other celebrities have voiced their intentions to get the rapper released. C-Murder’s brother Master P expressed joy that many are offering their support but warned supporters of the tough fight ahead.

In a video message, gives his gratitude to Kim Kardashian and Monica while alerting them that Louisiana isn’t an easy state to deal with due to corruption.

“My whole thing is getting my brother home. Whatever anybody do that’s gonna spark that plug, I appreciate it,” said the No Limit Records founder. “But, like I said, Louisiana is not the same like all the rest of these places.”

“I hope it’s all for the right reasons with all these people,” Master P continued. “Louisiana is serious. We done spent millions of dollars throughout all these years and, you know, this place has a lot of corruption. Hopefully, Kim K and her celebrity status — but, this is not going to be easy.”

C-Murder, real name Corey Miller, was convicted and sentenced to life in prison for the 2002 beating and fatal shooting of Steve Thomas.

Source: TMZ

Master P weighs in on Nick Cannon situation & learning from the Jewish Community!

The NO LIMIT Colonel talks OWNERSHIP! #MasterP #NickCannon #NoLimitChronicles `

LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 22: (L-R) Mariah Carey, Moroccan Cannon, Nick Cannon, Monroe Cannon, and Master P attend Mariah Carey’s Halloween Party on October 22, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by FilmMagic/FilmMagic)

Tupac’s unreleased vault – Why there may never be another official 2pac album release.

There are very few deceased rappers who have made such a prolific and resonating impact on the culture of hip hop in the way that Tupac has. Even 24 years after his death it doesn’t take long to come across the influences his music has had, evident with the thematic parallels of fables and themes involving Thug Life, present in the vast array of today’s gangster rap. Tupac was incredibly hard working artist in his short time on earth, and recorded a vast collection of songs, with a large bulk of that material still unreleased to this day.

There are very few people that are even aware of a lot of these unreleased songs, though many are available with a quick google search online, thanks to the marvels of the modern era. Even after Tupac passed away the posthumous releases kept on coming, with albums like Still I Rise, Better Dayz, Loyal 2 the Game and Pac’s life a testament to the prolific work ethic of Tupac Shakur. Still it has been nearly 15 years since Pac’s life album dropped, and since then the official releases have been far in few inbetween.

It is easy to surmise that many of the songs Tupac recorded have been released, and the vaults may finally be running dry. It turns out though from a closer inspection, and a bit of solid research that this couldn’t be further from the truth. The reasons why we may not see another 2pac album can be explained with a few solid arguments.


When Tupac recorded songs, many of these were on bulky tape file formats that required a lot of storage. It is not hard to envision some of these original recordings have simply been lost, destroyed or misplaced over time. Without the original recordings it is currently impossibly to retrieve Tupac a-cappella’s, and without the vocal recordings, making commercially palatable songs is next to impossible. There is a glimmer of hope though, and may come in the form of breakthrough algorithmic sampling technology, where powerful software may be able to extract an a-cappella from a song even when there is a background instrumental.


A fire in 2008 destroyed a warehouse at Universal Studios in Hollywood, and was rumoured to be holding some previously unreleased Tupac songs. Though there is no official confirmation of this, it is logical to assume that some form of Tupac Music catalogue loss occurred. It is also possible that songs Tupac recorded prior to Death Row have been lost or destroyed by producers or artists the legendary rapper worked with, through either accident or intent.


With any official release any artist or producer must get permission from the Estate of Tupac, and this may be one hurdle that song holders do not want to overcome. The headache and cost of going through this process may be enough to simply prevent people from releasing songs. Tupac worked with many producers including Easy Mo Bee, Mike Mosley, Daz Dillinger, Johnny J, Dj Quik, Money B, Tony Pizarro, Dough Rasheed, Dj King Assassin, Warren G and QD3 to name a few. A few artists Tupac collaborated with on songs, never officially released include, WC, Big Daddy Kane, Madonna, Tray Deee, Numbskull, Greg Nice, Grand Puba, Heavy D and Too Short.

I personally know that certain artists and producers who have unreleased and un-leaked Tupac songs, without mentioning any names. It is often the thought of legal due process to release this material that is the first thing brought up when it is enquired about these songs seeing the light of day. I even know of producers who have full unreleased Biggie cuts, but steadfast refuse to even mention this fact out of fear for legal consequence in doing so.


Never to overlook the cost in making an album, and at the end of the day any stakeholder in a music project want to make a return on their investment. The profitability of releasing music in 2020 is nowhere near what it once was. Very few artists break bread off their actual album sales, and a major release may not make enough money to justify a release, unless of-course that song or album is a major commercial hit. It is not an exaggeration to state that the commercial viability of any future Tupac music may of already been factored into equations, with Estate owners having already contemplated releases.


Whatever the future may bring there is always hope of a future release, even when we factor in all the aforementioned possibilities, we must remain optimistic. Good things always come to those who wait, so I will continue to wait for another major Tupac album release, because one must never say never!!!!!!

RIP | Rapper Pop Smoke Reportedly Killed In Home Invasion!

Pop Smoke has been shot and killed in the Hollywood Hills.

The Brooklyn rapper was shot and killed and in an apparent home invasion in the Hollywood Hills reports TMZ. The murder took place at around 4:00 A.M. when two men wearing hoodies and masks broke into his home and fired several shots. He was rushed to the hospital but did not make it

Another life lost to sad circumstances may he RIP