Eve Sparks Debate After Saying She Doesn’t “Think About Our Race” With White Husband

People were caught off guard when it was shared that Eve began dating Gumball 3000 mogul Maximillion Cooper in 2010 and were even more surprised when the couple married in 2014. The Philadelphia rapper rose through the hip hop ranks as the First Lady of Ruff Ryders, so fans didn’t expect to see Eve settle down with a White British businessman. The pair have been happily married for years, and during a segment from her appearance on Uncensored, Even spoke about how it has been adjusting to their differences.

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“I don’t think about our race. I don’t. When we first got together, yeah, of course. I had never been with a White guy seriously like that. So yeah, I definitely thought about it, but we are so honest with each other that we have discussions, and that’s a beautiful thing,” said Eve. “With my [four] stepchildren, we have discussions. We talk about race, we talk about—especially in America. The things that go one here. Especially when [Maxmillion] comes here and he sees the violence that’s going on, the police brutality. Things that he didn’t think still happened because he’s White. And that’s just real.”

Eve added that her husband and stepchildren’s realities are different because they don’t think “about it unless they’re close to someone who has gone through it or who can explain to them certain things.” She also added that the discussions have been a “beautiful thing.” The clip of Eve on Uncensored was first shared over a week ago, but it began to gain traction on social media over the weekend. The rapper was on the receiving end of critics who claimed that she was irresponsible for saying she doesn’t “think about our race,” but others supported her and added that people needed to listen for the entire context of her response.

Watch Eve’s clip and read a few responses below.

Will Smith & DJ Jazzy Jeff Take A Tour Around “Fresh Prince” Home

It’s crazy to think that’s it’s been 30 years since Will Smith kicked off his acting career on The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air. The rapper-turned-actor has been celebrating the milestone all year around. During quarantine, he teamed up with the rest of the cast for a reunion of sorts. More recently, they shot an actual reunion episode at the mansion that was shown at the beginning of each episode. 

Earlier this month, it was revealed that Los Angeles residents would be able to rent out the mansion on Airbnb. Will Smith made the announcement on the ‘Gram, revealing that the home would be decked out with family portraits, 90s graffiti, and Philly Cheesesteaks served on a platter. Ahead of its booking launch on Sept. 29th, Will Smith shared a new vlog where he and his partner-in-crime DJ Jazzy Jeff did a tour of the spot.

“To drive up, to walk through the door, and go in, it has beautiful nostalgic value,” Smith says in the clip. Later on, the rest of the cast joined Jazzy Jeff and Will Smith at the mansion as they reminisced about the show.

It’s an exciting offer for those looking for a dose of nostalgia in their lives. Bookings open up tomorrow (Sept. 29th) for $30 per night on 10/2, 10/5, 10/8, 10/11 and 10/14. 

Jermaine Dupri Defends Bow Wow’s Legacy, Celebrates Rapper’s 2000 Debut Album

Despite their spats that have played out for reality television audiences, Jermaine Dupri remains a ride or die for Bow Wow. The two artists look to one another as if they are family and have collaborated for decades, including appearing on Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta. Dupri has always had Bow Wow’s back, especially as it pertains to the rapper receiving jokes and jabs from the public, and the So So Def icon once again takes to social media to make sure people put respect on Bow Wow’s name.

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“When I signed Dem Franchise Boys n*ggas laughed at me, now Travis Scott got a song that samples white Tee and the song is called Franchise,always go with your gut,” Jermaine Dupri tweeted. Over the weekend, Bow Wow celebrated the 20-year anniversary of his debut studio album, Beware of the Dog, and Dupri mentioned the milestone, as well.

“20 years wow!! I introduced @shadmoss to the world, 13 years old,selling 101,000 copies in its first week, now 3 X Platinum #SoSoDef,” said Dupri. “Mostly all the young rappers that I meet, tell me they grew up listening to Bow or the scream tour was their first concert,but you don’t see none of the publications or HipHop gods eva celebrate this massive success.” Do you think that Bow Wow deserves more credit than he’s been given?

Trump Wrote Off $70K In Hairstyling As Business Expense: Report

The New York Times dropped a bombshell yesterday after revealing their findings after combing through Donald Trump’s tax returns from over the past 15 years. It didn’t come as much of a surprise to find out that Donald Trump paid little taxes over the years. The report revealed information on decades worth of tax returns. Finding a shady write-off here and there was to be expected but the amount he spent on his hair is damn-near mind-blowing.

If you’ve ever wondered just how much it takes to maintain the fluff of hair that sits atop the president’s head, it’s apparently upward to $70K. According to the NYT report, he wrote off $70K in business expenses for hairstyling during his time on The Apprentice. Needless to say, money can’t buy you everything in this world. Beyond his own hairstyling, he reportedly dropped upwards of $100K for Ivanka’s hair and makeup artist’s services. The exact number is said to be $95,464.

Roughly $170K in total on his and his daughter’s hair and makeup needs. Meanwhile, he only paid $750 in taxes in 2016, the year he was elected, and another $750 in his first sitting year as president.

One could argue they are celebrities and public figures who need to maintain an image, and surely, that would be theirs. However, there is a case in 2011 involving journalist Anietra Hamper that set a new precedent, NPR reports. Hamper tried to argue that she should be able to claim deductions on expenses spent to maintain her personal image since she was an on-screen personality. The judge ruled that expenses “for manicures, grooming, teeth whitening, and skin care are inherently personal expenditures”

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Pregnant Chrissy Teigen Hospitalized For Excessive Bleeding

After being on serious bedrest for a couple weeks, Chrissy Teigen, now halfway through her pregnancy, explained to her followers on Instagram late Sunday night that she has been experienced heavy bleeding for about a month. Finally, the model revealed that she had been admitted to the hospital while coping with this frightening issue.

In her Instagram Stories, Teigen explained that she had been experiencing symptoms of prolonged and heavy bleeding. She knew that the bleeding was considered abnormal and immediately decided to go to the hospital when the bleeding got to the point that it was like (in her words, clearly): “if you were to turn a faucet on low and leave it there.” Teigen revealed that she’s typically at her happiest when she is pregnant. However she had to come to terms with how bad the situation became for her third baby. 

She explained the reason for her bleeding is that her “placenta is really really weak.”. Referring to her placenta, she described her baby’s situation as the “strongest coolest dude in sh***est house.”

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While in her hospital bed, the soon-to-be mom informed her followers that all they could do now was make sure the baby had enough fluid around him and that she continued resting as much as possible. Chrissy acknowledged that in order for her baby to make it out of the “danger zone”, the last obstacle is for her to make it through the next few weeks.  

Teigen reiterated that “yeah it is scary but it’s scary in the way there’s really nothing to do.” At one point the cookbook author pleaded, “please don’t” with social media doctors, referring to their unsolicited advice and suggestions. She went on to reveal that all of their advice makes her feel even more anxious.

Even after sharing this serious situation, Chrissy joked that “I’m very glad I picked today of all days to put on some makeup cause the hospital people are asking about me.” Although she appreciates people’s concern, she concluded, “Don’t feel bad for me, don’t pity me because I feel really really good, think of the baby.”

To end the night, John Legend brought a prepackaged sandwich kit from home for his “nightstand sammies.” 

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Quavo Spits Bandicoot Bars In New “Crash 4” Promo

Few video game mascots have captured hearts like Crash Bandicoot, the marsupial who originally made his triumphant debut in September of 1996. Since then, he’s been the face of countless games — including three designed by the legendary studio Naughty Dog — with one more on the way this Friday, October 2nd. Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time, is said to be the first mainline story continuation since 1998’s Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped, a fact that has many OG fans excited. As it happens, Quavo of Migos is one of those fans.

Months removed from the time he stunted with some early-access Crash 4 gameplay, Quavo has once again teamed up with the Bandicoot for another crossover. This time, the partnership comes by way of a new ad, in which Crash and Quavo connect for some spontaneous bars…at least, bars compared to those rapped by Crash’s peers in the gaming industry. 

Following the brief but surreal back-and-forth rhymes, Crash offers Quavo the opportunity of a lifetime — an opportunity the Migos superstar kindly declines. Check it out for yourself below, and take a moment to ask yourself this: given some of the recent hip-hop-video game collabs we’ve seen in recent memory, do you think it’s possible we see a few Quavo-related easter eggs in the upcoming game? Should you be interested in finding out, look for Crash 4: It’s About Time to drop this Friday, October 2nd.  

Jarren Benton Comes Through With Menacing Flows On “Black Rob”

Jarren Benton is not only an elite MC but one that’s consistent with everything he drops. He’s kept his foot on the pedal throughout 2020 with numerous singles and collaborations alongside artists like Dizzy Wright and Swizz, giving fans exactly what they’ve been looking for all along. This week, the rapper came through with an eerie new banger titled, “Black Rob.” The latest offering from Benton serves as a better look into all of his skillset as both a rapper and producer. He handles the song’s sinister production with fury in his voice as he destroys the beat with the charge of his pen.

It has been two years since the release of Benton’s last project, Yuck Fou but given just how busy he’s been getting this year, it seems like he’s setting things up for a solid follow-up.

Quotable Lyrics
Been socially distant, bitch way before COVID
I’m weary of people, don’t know me, there’s motives
Killin’ shit for years, and you n***as know it
Let me die ‘fore you give me my roses

MFnMelo Celebrates His Birthday With “Portions”

Lately, it feels like Pivot Gang has been applying some pressure. Saba dropped some new music last week and now, MFnMelo just dropped a three-pack for his birthday, coming through with Portions.

Putting on for Chicago, MFnMelo is following up on his debut studio album Everybody Eats, which was released late last year. Despite only including three songs on the pack, MFnMelo shines over production from Flex Lennon and Nedo, Berlo, and Kyle The Engineer. 

The EP features Radamiz and theMIND. While all of the songs are dope, “Mario Kart” has that particular “je ne sais quoi” about it, glowing in the middle of the tracklist.

Listen to the new EP below and let us know what you’re thinking.

Tracklist:

1. Nevertheless (feat. Radamiz)
2. Mario Kart (feat. theMIND)
3. Paid Dues

Colin Cowherd Claims Jets Might Fire Adam Gase Soon

When Adam Gase was hired as the head coach of the New York Jets, fans were skeptical. The man is considered to be some sort of quarterback guru but this is only because he got the benefit of coaching Peyton Manning. As a head coach in the league, he has been subpar and his first season in New York was most certainly a disappointment, to say the least. Now, the Jets are playing some historically bad football and after a 36-7 loss at the hands of the Indianapolis Colts, the team is 0-3 to start the season.

According to FS1 commentator Colin Cowherd, sources close to the team are telling him that it’s likely Gase will be fired if the Jets lose to the Denver Broncos on Thursday night. The Broncos aren’t exactly a great team either and if the Jets can’t beat them, well Gase will be sent out of town.

This is news that Jets fans have been waiting on for a while now so it’s not all that surprising to hear it. As Cowherd explained, the Jets have started reaching out to agents who may of know of coaches looking for a gig. Needless to say, the Jets are preparing for the worst.

When you’re 0-3 with no hope of getting much better, sometimes big decisions like this one are what you need to do.