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Here’s all the news you may have missed over the weekend.
Rapper Fabolous received cheers at Terminal 5 in NYC as he joined Lil’ Kim on stage. This happened after a video went viral showing the rapper violently lashing out at his girlfriend, Emily B and her father. Following the violent encounter, Fabolous turned himself over to police and now faces charges of aggravated assault and making a terroristic threat. (TMZ)
A defunct Chinese space station, Tiangong-1, came plummeting down to earth on Sunday night. The station began to fall apart as it entered earth’s atmosphere before landing in the Pacific Ocean. The station reportedly posed no threat to people on the ground as it came crashing down. (NBC News)
Fans praised Sunday’s Jesus Christ Superstar Live, specifically, its stars John Legend and Brandon Victor Dixon. Legend and Dixon wowed viewers as Jesus and Judas, respectively, sparking tons of conversation on social media. (Variety)
Beyoncé is putting in the work for Coachella. The singer is reportedly working 11-hour days in an L.A. studio as she preps for the festival. Sources say security guards are patrolling the studio to make sure the rehearsals remain top secret. (TMZ)
We all miss the Obamas, but one man in Cleveland is taking his love for America’s former First Family to new heights. Nolan Beck decided to show off his new haircut on Instagram, which featured an image of Michelle Obama shaved into the back. The cut took three hours and Beck says he chose the cut because “[Michelle] is one of the most elegant and sophisticated people in the public eye. She’s strong, so smart, and hilarious, and an inspiration.” (Marie Claire)
New York has finally passed a bill banning police officers from having sex with people in their custody. The ban comes after allegations that two on-duty officers raped a handcuffed woman in September. (BuzzFeed)
An Atlanta school issued an apology after a Black history program featuring second graders holding masks depicting traditional blackface went viral. The Kindezi School at Old Fourth Ward stated that the masks were a “poor and inappropriate decision and we sincerely apologize and accept responsibility for the hurt, anger, frustration, and disappointment that this has caused in the Kindezi community and the community at large.” (AJC.com)
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has opened up about his battle with depression and mental illness. The actor says his battle started when he witnessed his mother attempt suicide after they were evicted from their home, “She got out of the car on the Interstate 65 in Nashville and walked into oncoming traffic…I grabbed her and pulled her back on the gravel shoulder of the road.” Things didn’t get much easier for the then-15-year-old, but, fortunately, Johnson says he began to recover, “We both healed but we’ve always got to do our best to pay attention when other people are in pain.” (The Express)
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