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Here’s everything trending today:
After showing support for Donald Trump, Kanye West is now accusing former president Barack Obama of never doing anything for Chicago. After spending most of Wednesday being a Trump superfan, West tweeted, “Obama was in office for eight years and nothing in Chicago changed.” (Twitter)
Meek Mill says he doesn’t “feel free” after being released from prison. During an interview with Lester Holt for NBC’s Nightly News, the rapper said, “I ain’t feel free since I caught this case at age of 19 – I’m 30 now.” Mill added that there are people “going through the same thing I’m going through” and hopes to shine a light on injustices in the criminal justice system. (CBS News)
A sexual assault lawsuit against Russell Simmons has been dropped. Jennifer Jarosik sued Simmons for millions after accusing the hip-hop mogul of sexually assaulting her after she denied his advances. The quit was dismissed with prejudice, which means Jarosik will not be able to refile. (TMZ)
JAY-Z’s mom Gloria Carter will accept the Special Recognition Award at the annual GLAAD Media Awards. Carter will accept the awards for her son’s song “Smile,” which features Carter. You can see the full list of nominees here.
Cardi B has canceled remaining tour dates as she prepares to give birth to her first child. The rapper announced Wednesday via Instagram that her performance at Broccoli Fest would be her last until she begins touring with Bruno Mars in September. (Instagram)
Chance the Rapper is getting dragged by the internet after coming to Kanye West’s defense. West, who has been stomping for Trump and calling it “free thought,” has been sending fans into a frenzy with recent tweets. In support of the rapper, Chance tweeted Wednesday that ‘Ye was in a “great space.” Later he added, “Black people don’t have to be Democrats.” (Twitter)
With help from Michigan state police, 13 truck drivers lined up under an overpass on Tuesday morning to prevent a man from jumping. The moment was shared on Facebook and the truck drivers are being hailed as heroes after authorities were able to talk the man down. (Twitter)
Unsurprisingly, white people do not like living near Black people. A recent study by Indiana University sociologist Samuel H. Kye called The Persistence of White Flight in Middle-Class Suburbia, found that white people don’t like living near minorities with white middle-class people being more likely than poor white people to move. Areas with the greatest amount of white flight include Los Angeles County, Calif., Nassau County, N.Y., Miami-Dade County, Fla., and Prince George’s County, Md. (The Root)
TLC appeared on Apple’s Beat 1 to talk about Cardi B’s homage at Coachella and Left Eye’s legacy. T-Boz and Chilli said Cardi’s tribute was “awesome,” listing her performance at the desert festival and being mentioned on the rapper’s album, Invasion of Privacy. Of Left Eye’s legacy, the ladies said, “We always incorporate her in everything we do. We always keep her memory alive.” (Ebony)
Romeo Miller is discussing Bow Wow’s recent suicidal tweets and the struggle child stars face as they get older. Miller told The Grio that he can relate to celebs who feel their star power dim as they get older, adding, “What people don’t realize is, imagine if you could accomplish all of your dreams at the age of 13, 14, 15, 16, then it’s like, what’s left? That’s why so many child stars go crazy. They accomplish these dreams when they’re young, so what do you do after that?” (The Grio)
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