The Quick Read: Chance The Rapper Issues An Apology Following Shoutout From Trump
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Here’s the news that’s trending today:

Chance the Rapper shared an apology on Twitter after Donald Trump thanked him and Kanye for their support. The rapper tweeted, “Nah that ain’t it yo,” before telling fans, “I’d never support anyone who has made a career out of hatred, racism, and discrimination.” The rapper added that he came to ‘Ye’s defense because he sees the rapper as family. “No matter how much I disagree with him, it’s hard for me to watch people talk about someone I love.” (Twitter)

Ciara is fed up with Future being an absentee father. According to court docs, the singer says Future is skipping too many scheduled visits and usually skips out at the last minute. Ciara adds that when little Future is in Georgia to see his father, the three-year-old ends up spending most of his time with his grandmother and great-grandmother. (TMZ

Rihanna is reportedly working on two new albums. A source told Metro that the singer is working on her next album, which may come in the form of a double disc project. The source added, “She’s currently recording two albums — one full of chart-friendly songs, and another made up of moody and experimental tracks — and is considering releasing a double disc if she feels the songs won’t mesh well on the same album.” (Metro)

Kanye West is reportedly launching a new organization to help those facing housing, education, gun violence, and drinking water problems in Chicago. Called Donda Social, West is teaming up with friend and GOOD Music affiliate Malik Yusef to get the project off the ground and has enlisted the help of friends like John Legend, Common and Chance the Rapper. (TMZ)

Bounce TV has dropped The Cosby Show reruns after Bill Cosby was found guilty of sexual assault on Thursday. The network said in a statement, “Effective immediately, Bounce is removing The Cosby Show.” In 2015, the network also cut episodes of the comedian’s 1990 CBS series Cosby, when the allegations against him first surfaced. (Page Six

Michael Che is set to host the 2018 Primetime Emmy Awards along with “Weekend Update” co-host Colin Jost. The Saturday Night Live duo will be joined by Lorne Michaels, who will executive produce the event. (Variety)

Jurnee Smollett-Bell and Misha Green are teaming up again. The pair worked on the hit series Underground, co-created and written by Green, and are now teaming up for Green’s supernatural racial drama Lovecraft Country. The HBO series, based on Matt Ruff’s book of the same name, is co-created and produced by Jordan Peele. (Shadow and Act)

Police have arrested a Black man wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat, who attacked a Hispanic man in NYC. Police say Willie Ames attacked the victim, pushing him onto the subway tracks while allegedly shouting, “You f–king Mexicans! You come here and you take our jobs. You bring drugs.” Thankfully, the victim was pulled to safety. (New York Post

A Houston mother of three has been charged with aggravated assault after attempting to set her car on fire. Bystanders were able to rescue her three daughters after the woman told her children, “We’re going to see Jesus.” A mental health evaluation is pending. (CBS News)

Cardi B is being sued for $10 million by her former manager. Klenord “Shaft” Raphael, who is credited as a co-writer for “Bodak Yellow,” claims he “played an integral role in developing her music career and public image.” He alleges he was defamed by Cardi when the rapper told people he was stealing from her. (The Fader)

A family is suing American Airlines after their daughter died during a flight. The parents of Brittany Oswell allege that the airline refused to divert the Dallas-bound plane for an emergency after Brittany became dizzy and fainted, even after a doctor recommended they do so. The family says the airline also failed to provide proper medical equipment and supplies on the plane. Shortly are regaining consciousness, Brittany became violently ill and was later found on the floor of the airplane restroom covered in her own vomit. Doctors say she suffered from a blood clot in her lung. (Dallas Morning News)

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