Happy Friday! We’ve made to the weekend and after today there’s nothing but naps and brunches ahead of us. But first, catch up on today’s news to find out what the internet is buzzing about.
1. Burglars hit Mariah Carey‘s Los Angeles mansion, taking off with $50,000 worth of items. The thieves allegedly used a ladder to climb in through a window on the upper floor. The burglars didn’t take any jewelry, but left with various bags and accessories. (TMZ)
2. Nicki Minaj will testify in her brother’s rape trial. Jelani Maraj is accused of raping his then 11-year-old stepdaugher in 2015. Minaj is expected to testify that the mother of the alleged victim attempted extort her for millions. (TMZ)
3. Mel B has spoken out about leaving her husband, which the singer and television personality says she found the strength to do through her father. She shared in an Instagram post, “These last 7 months have been incredible despite the death of my father, but he gave me the strength I needed to stop living in utter fear. Thank you daddy. I love you and miss you every second of every day.” (Instagram)
4. Fuse will celebrate Brandy and Whitney Houston‘s Cinderella next month, airing the groundbreaking film on Nov. 2. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the movie. The network is also airing Cinderella-themed episodes of Moesha and Sister, Sister.
5. A school in Bridgewater, MA has issued an apology after a photo showing a Black girl on a leash went viral. The photo was reportedly taken during an enrichment program about pilgrims. The parents of the student say they have met with administrators. (CBS Boston)
6. Insecure actor Sarunas Jackson, who plays Dro, says his DMs have gotten out of hand. The actor revealed that after his first sex scene with Molly (Yvonne Orji) “my phone was blowing up.” “My DMs have never been flooded like this before” he laughed. “It’s been overwhelming, but in a good way.” (Coveteur)
7. Sampha has teamed up with Syd for new song “Show Love.” The pair teamed up as part of XL Recordings boss Richard Russell’s latest collaborative project, Everything Is Recorded. (The Fader)