The Quick Read: Cardi B Pulls Out Of Bruno Mars Tour To Focus On Health And Her Baby
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Cardi B will not be joining Bruno Mars for the final leg of his 24K Magic tour due to the recent birth of her daughter, Kulture. The “I Like It” rapper announced the news on Instagram, explaining that she “underestimated this whole mommy thing” and that Baby Bardi is too young to be on the road. Bruno Mars responded with total support. “You are absolutely doing the right thing,” he responded. “We love you Cardi and we will play Bodak Yellow every night in your honor.” (Instagram)

La La Anthony has produced a documentary set to air on BET. Titled Killer Curves: Bodies To Die For, the doc “investigates the increasingly popular and sometimes fatal trend that is globally impacting the lives of many women of color: black market cosmetic surgery.” K. Michelle, who has recently undergone surgery to remove her butt injections, will be featured. The documentary airs Wednesday, August 8 at 10 p.m. (Shadow And Act)

Unreleased pages from The Autobiography of Malcolm X and a rare manuscript written by Malcolm X and Alex Haley have been auctioned off by Guernsey’s Auction in New York City. The writings, which belonged to Haley until his death in 1992, were sold as part of an auction of “African American Historic & Cultural Treasures.” A chapter titled “The Negro” sold for $7,000 to New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. (Vibe)

Will Smith has announced that he’s writing a book. “I got years and years of stuff I want to say, and I’m finally going to write a book for y’all,” he told his Instagram followers. In collaboration with best-selling author, Mark Manson, Smith wants to do “transcendent art” with this book and will meet with five publishers and “go with the highest bidder.” (Instagram)

LeBron James’s barbershop-set talk show has been picked up by HBO. Each 30-minute episode will feature a mix of personalities in a barbershop to discuss a variety of topics in a frank and honest way. “This show is real, it’s candid and it’s the essence of conversation,” James says. “And we know with social media and text being the way people communicate, the form of conversation, actually talking, is kind of a lost art.” The show will premiere on Tuesday, Aug. 28, at 11 p.m. (THR)

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