Snoop Dogg Defends Kevin Hart After Oscar Controversy

Kevin Hart has decided to step down from hosting the Oscars after past homophobic tweets surfaced.

“I have made the choice to step down from hosting this year’s Oscar’s,” the comedian announced on Thursday (Dec. 6). “This is because I do not want to be a distraction on a night that should be celebrated by so many amazing talented artists. I sincerely apologize to the LGBTQ community for my insensitive words from my past. I’m sorry that I hurt people… I am evolving and want to continue to do so. My goal is to bring people together not tear us apart. Much love & appreciation to the Academy. I hope we can meet again.”

While Hart received backlash from social media and LGBT advocacy groups for not apologizing sooner, Snoop Dogg has come to his defense.

Smoking a blunt in an Instagram video, the rapper shared his support for Hart. “Hey Kev, don’t trip. It ain’t our kind of shit, no way. Oscars? Yeah right,” he said. “Come do the BET Awards, cuh. Or Soul Train. They don’t care. You a comedian cracking jokes. Really?”

Snoop even joked about hosting the Oscars himself. “Y’all want me to host it now? Nah, I don’t think so. I got shit to do and I got way more customers before I get to you.”

He also offered some advice to his friend. “Kevin Hart, smoke a blunt. Tell the Academy to suck a dick or die trying. Fuck ’em. We still love you, ni**a.”

He ended with a message to another academy, the Recording Academy. “Fuck the Grammys too,” said Snoop, who has received 17 Grammy nominations without a win.

Hart previously announced that he would host the 91st Academy Awards for the first time next year.

“For years I have been asked if I would ever host the Oscars and my answer was always the same,” he said. “I said that it would be the opportunity of a lifetime for me as a comedian and that it will happen when it’s suppose to.”

After his disparaging tweets surfaced, Hart said the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences asked him to apologize or risk losing the hosting gig. He chose not to issue an apology and step down instead. “The reason why I passed is because I’ve addressed this several times,” he said. “I’m not going to continue to go back and tap into the days of old when I’ve moved on and I’m in a completely different space in my life.”

Source: www.rap-up.com

Michelle Williams and Chad Johnson End Engagement

Michelle Williams is single again.

On Friday morning, the 38-year-old Destiny’s Child singer revealed that she and pastor Chad Johnson have called off their engagement.

“I still remain fearless,” she wrote in a since-deleted Instagram Story. “I guess I still remain single! Things didn’t work out. The healing that needs to take place is a must! I don’t wanna destroy another relationship. Blessings to him, his family and ministry.”

She added, “Sorry to disappoint everyone. We are no longer together!!”

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Williams and Johnson announced their engagement in April after meeting in March 2017 at an Arizona spiritual retreat run by Johnson, who is a life coach.

“I was in a horrible, dark place,” Williams told PEOPLE at the time. “I just needed to go somewhere where I could get a message of hope and restoration, rejuvenation—get connected to God.”

Johnson proposed a year later, but Williams called off the engagement twice in the weeks after Johnson popped the question. Three months later, she entered a mental health facility for depression.

The couple starred in the reality series “Chad Loves Michelle,” which aired on the Oprah Winfrey Network in early November. The announcement arrives on the same day as Williams’ new single “Fearless.”

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Buju Banton Released From U.S. Prison

Lawdamercy!

Gargamel is back! After nearly 8 years of incarceration at the McRae Correctional Facility in McRae, Georgia, Dancehall legend Buju Banton has been released from U.S. prison.

Back in 2009, Buju was arrested in Florida before departing for Spain. He was charged with conspiring to move over five bricks of Cocaine. After his conviction in 2011, he was given a 10 year sentence. His initial release date was February 2019.

source: Jamaica Gleaner

 

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