The Quick Read: Salt-N-Pepa Set To Perform With En Vogue At Billboard Music Awards
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Salt-N-Pepa will take the stage with En Vogue at the Billboard Music Awards for a special performance. The rap trio will celebrate the 30th anniversary of becoming the first female rappers to break the Top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100. They join a list of performers including John Legend, Ariana Grande, and more. (Billboard)

The third installment of the Bad Boys franchise finally has a release date. Bad Boys For Life, starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, will hit theaters  Jan. 17, 2020. (Entertainment Weekly)

Fox announced a string of cancellations on Thursday, but with the bad news came some good. Lil Rel Howery’s Rel has been picked up by the network. The series, executive produced by Jerrod Carmichael and co-starring Sinbad, will see Lil Rel as a single father in Chicago trying to do his best after discovering that his wife has been sleeping with his barber. (Vulture)

A manager at a clothing store in Tacoma, Wash. called security on two Black shoppers who were just trying on clothes. Simone Gamble says she and a friend were trying on clothes at a store called Fuego when the manager began reading the store’s theft policy in front of the dressing room door. When Gamble confronted the woman about it she began shooing them away. Gamble claims the manager called security and said she was “not discussing this anymore” after the two shoppers repeatedly asked why she thought they were stealing. (The Root)

Cops recently busted a man who broke into Rihanna’s home. Eduardo Leon was arrested for felony stalking after breaking into the singer’s house. Police say Leon appeared to have stayed the night. He apparently cooperated with police but, for unknown reasons, was tased while being detained. Thankfully, RiRi wasn’t home. (TMZ)

Fox has renewed Lee Daniels’ Star for a third season. The show beat ABC comedy Modern Family for the 18-49 demo back in March, so it comes as no surprise that Fox would choose to renew. Can’t wait to see what the show cooks up next season. (Shadow And Act)

A Bronx teen has received $1 million in a civil lawsuit against an NYPD officer and New York City. Javier Payne was 14 when Sgt. Eliezer Pabon handcuffed him and pushed him through the front window of a convenience store. Payne suffered a punctured lung and pieces of glass had to be removed from his heart. In the settlement, the city agreed to pay $992,500, Pabon $2,500, and the owner of the building where the convenience store is located will pay $5,000. (NY Daily News)

A Black family was just trying to have a nice BBQ at Lake Merritt in Oakland when a white woman approached them to complain about where they’d set up their grill. Michelle Snider recorded the incident on her phone as her husband, Kenzie Smith, and their friends were setting up a weekend cookout. The woman called the police, claiming that the couple was trespassing, then told cops that the group was harassing her. No one was arrested or given a citation and Snider and her husband were able to continue with their nice weekend by the lake. (KRON 4)

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