‘I Cringe’: Oprah Winfrey, Gayle King and Ava DuVernay Say They ‘Hate’ Being Referred to As ‘Auntie’

Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King appreciate that young people address them respectfully, but they hate being referred to as “auntie.”

It’s a term that a lot of millennials use when referring to the women as a sign of respect, and other female celebrities have been hit with the tag as well.

Gayle King (left), Oprah Winfrey (center) and Ava DuVernay (right) said they don’t like being called “auntie.” (Photo: Michael Kovac / Getty Images Entertainment via Getty Images)

Winfrey and King were asked about the nickname after Ava DuVernay, who’s also called auntie, spoke about the term in a recent interview.

“Auntie Ava? Why? Am I that old? Because I don’t feel that old,” she said on Van Lathan’s “The Red Pill” podcast earlier this month. “And it’s not a respect thing. Auntie Ava like Aunt Jemima?”

DuVernay also sent a tweet after the interview and told people just how to address her.

“For the record, I happily respond to Hello. Ms. DuVernay, hello, sis, hello, queen, hello, family, hello, Ava (safest bet). Ms. Ava is fine if you’re under 18,” she wrote on June 4.

Winfrey and King were asked about the auntie title on OprahMag.com earlier this month, and just like DuVernay they detest it.

“I cringe being called Auntie or Mama by anybody other than my nieces or godchildren,” Winfrey explained in the magazine. “Except if I’m in Africa, where it’s the custom for everybody to refer to anyone older as ‘Sister’ or ‘Auntie,’ depending on the age difference. And there no one refers to anyone older by their first name out of respect.”

As for King, she believes 85 is the appropriate age for someone to be called “Auntie,” not her age, which is 64. Winfrey, meanwhile, is 65 years old and DuVernay is 46.

“I hate being called auntie. That’s what you say to old people or the old lady who lives in the neighborhood,” stated King. “I get that it’s a sign of respect, but no one’s calling Beyoncé ‘Auntie Beyoncé. The only ones who should be calling me ‘Aunt’ are my niece and nephew and they don’t add the ie.

The longtime best friends then told people to simply use their names when addressing them.

“Gayle works,” said King.

“Oprah has worked pretty well for me,” the former talk show host followed. “Though sometimes strangers refer to me as Lady O, which feels friendly, yet respectful of the age difference. It feels appropriate.”


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Texas Inmate Says Derion Vence Told Him How Maleah Davis Died Days Before Confessing to Quanell X, Says Police Sat On the Info

The case of deceased Houston girl Maleah Davis has taken yet another turn after an inmate at the Harris County Jail claims he first alerted authorities to the missing 4-year-old’s whereabouts nearly a week before her remains were found in Arkansas, ABC 13 reports.

David Chalfant, who’s awaiting transfer to prison on an armed robbery conviction, remains housed on the same protective custody floor as Derion Vence, the man charged in connection with Davis’ disappearance. 

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Inmate David Chalfant (left) said suspect Derion Vence told him the whereabouts of Maleah Davis’ remains, as well as details on how she died. (ABC 13 / video screenshot)

In an exclusive interview with the station, Chalfant said Vence, 27, not only told him where the young girl’s remains were located but offered details on how she died. The inmate said initially, Vence told him Maleah passed away in her sleep from the flu, but Chalfant was skeptical.

“I told him, ‘Nobody’s going to believe that,’” he said. “There are pictures of her walking behind you. She wasn’t sick.’”

When grilled about why he hid the body, Chalfant said Vence told him he panicked “because of the time she had fractured her skull before.” Family members said Davis had recently undergone brain surgery to treat a prior head injury.

Chalfant said the suspect, who remains jailed on a tampering with evidence charged, then confessed to him how the young girl died.

“He said she was sitting on his lap and he tossed her off and she hit her head,” he told the station.

Chlafant said he then relayed the information in a handwritten note to Houston detectives but hasn’t heard anything since. Days later, community activist Quanell X was credited with gleaning the confession from Vence that led authorities to locate Maleah’s remains in a trash bag along an Arkansas freeway.

At a press conference last month, Quanell told reporters Vence confessed to him that Davis was deceased and that her death was an “accident.” When hiding her remains, Quanell said the suspect told him “he pulled over in Arkansas, got out of the car, walked off the side of the road, and dumped her body off the side of the road.”

Now, Chalfant is questioning why police waited to act when he had already provided them the information they needed to find Maleah. He told ABC 13 he believes Quanell X was brought in to prevent him from qualifying for the reward money offered for finding the little girl, a sum that soared to $27,500 by the time Davis’ remains were found.

The station reported that Chalfant grew “visibly emotional” after learning that the trash bag young girl’s body had been plowed over by a highway work crew, scattering much of the evidence.

“Do you mean they may not have a cause of death?,” Chalfant asked. “Does that mean he won’t be charged with murder?”

Chalfant admits he planned to keep a portion of the reward money, but would return the rest to donors who pledged to help find the missing girl.

Maleah, 4, was reported missing May 4 after Vence, her mother’s ex-fiancé, claims she was kidnapped during an alleged carjacking the night before. Vence told police that he, his 1-year-old son and Maleah were ambushed by three Latino men, during which he was knocked unconscious.

The man claimed he awoke to find his son safe and sound, but said both his car and Maleah were gone.

Police later named Vence as a suspect after they say they found traces of blood matching DNA from Davis’ toothbrush in the family’s Houston-area apartment. He remains jailed on a charge of tampering with evidence, namely a corpse.

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‘Clown’: Social Media Slams Reginae Carter for Wishing Her Boyfriend YFN Lucci a Happy Father’s Day Before Her Dad Lil Wayne

It looks like “T.I. & Tiny: Friends and Family Hustle” star Reginae Carter caught a barrage of flak this Father’s Day weekend.

The 20-year-old is receiving all sorts of backlash for dedicating a post to her off-and-on boyfriend, rapper YFN Lucci, and his four children before doing so for her father Lil Wayne over the weekend.

It’s no secret that Carter is a daddy’s girl to her core, so fans were extremely shocked to see a post of her boyfriend go up on her Instagram feed instead of her father’s. She uploaded three pictures of the “Heartless” rapper and his four children to her timeline, sending the 28-year-old a special Father’s Day shoutout.

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YFN Lucci with two of children. @colormenae/Instagram

“Happy Father’s Day baby ❤️ you’re so good with your kids!” she wrote in her caption on Sunday. “The joy and happiness in your eyes when you’re with them is priceless. If you wanna know what I respect most about you .. it’s the way you love and care for your kids . Enjoy your day ❤️ you deserve it 😘🍾🎊 @yfnlucci.”

Moments later, Carter shared a post to her father Lil Wayne, thanking him for all he’s done for her.

“Happy Father’s Day to you ! I thank God for multiple things when it’s referring to you! Today we celebrating everything you are to me and I’m thanking you for it ❤️ I love you dad 😘.”

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Reginae Carter and Lil Wayne. @colormenae/Instagram

Fans instantly blasted Carter for her arrangement of Father’s Day posts.

“Lol wait… shorty posted her man that she has no kids with before her pops 🤦🏾 smh.. Happy Father’s Day Wayne .”

“How you gonna post him before your dad, man Clown 🤡.”

“I know she didn’t post him before Wayne?! Oh hell nah 😂😂 girl this ain’t the move.”

“Posting her boyfriend before the 🐐 is a step mama move 😂 post Wayne sis.”

The reality star never addressed the critics in her comments, but she did agree with a comment that blasted folks for foolishly getting “mad over anything,” adding three clapping emojis.

Reginae Carter
@colormenae/Instagram

Due to her father’s success, Carter said she’s use to receiving criticism from online trolls.

“I feel like people put pressure on me for no reason,” she told BET during a 2017 interview. “I still make mistakes. I still do things, like I’m growing up. I have to learn from my mistakes. I feel like people think that since you have fame and money, you’re different.”

Despite the negative comments she received on her social media, she also got a mass of support from fans who came to her defense.

“Y’all kills me half of ya’ll don’t have a daddy, she can post her man first smh 😩. @colormenae Live your life ❗️❗️ don’t worry bout these people, you’re a queen baby girl.”

“She shows her dad love on a regular basis and now y’all made cuz she posted her man first. Y’all so damn miserable and negative. Do you nae ❤️!”


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Clout Chasing? Tory Lanez Accused of Wading Into Colorism Debate in Underhanded Manner

Tory Lanez attempted to show his stance on colorism but was thwarted when a woman who appeared in the video called him out on it.

After the premiere of British rapper Nafe Smallz’s video for “Good Love” on Thursday, Lanez posted some behind-the-scenes footage Sunday spotlighting how the music industry favors lighter-skinned women.

As Lanez is filming the clip, a dark-skinned Black model poses next to him. However, she gets pulled out of the frame and replaced by a lighter-skinned woman. That makes Lanez pump the brakes on the shoot and have the dark-skinned model brought back in.

“You look beautiful, by the way,” he tells the light-skinned woman. Afterward, the shoot resumes with both Lanez and the dark-skinned model appearing pleased.

“This is an On -Going problem in our community of entertainment that needs to stop,” the Canadian performer wrote in the caption. “As a black man , Sometimes I’m going to joke about the black community just like we all do . BUT WHAT IM NOT GOING TO DO IS ALLOW ANY OF THESE DIRECTORS TO DE-VALUE OUR BLACK WOMEN … countless times I’ve seen directors swap out our women of color for women of lighter complexion, or women with straighter hair ETC . … IT IS OUR RESPONSIBILITY AS ARTIST TO STAND UP AND NOT LET THIS HAPPEN .. it’s BEEN time to embrace our woman of color #BlackIsBeautiful.”

However, according to the dark-skinned model, known as @sultryshen on Instagram, that’s not how things went down.

“Where is the scene then if @torylanez wanted me so bad?!!!” the star, who earlier shared footage of herself in the video, posited on her Instagram Story Sunday before tagging one of the video’s directors, Capone, and his production company. She also added the hashtag #fakenews.

Next, the model, who does appear in the video but not solo in the scene Lanez posted, uploaded a screenshot of an exchange she had with Lanez in the DMs.

“I’m glad you made the cut,” he said in response to her previous IG Story post. “And people got to see what really happened. Keep you u baby girl.”

“You should of had this same energy on set! “#SetUpOnSet,” the model wrote over the screenshot, which she posted to her Story. It isn’t clear if she responded to Lanez’s DMs directly.

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@sultryshen/Instagram

Additionally, the model told GossipoftheCity that Lanez asked her and the light-skinned model to each do one-on-one scenes with him.

“When it was her turn, he said cut the video and make it appear as if it had something to do with race,” she wrote. “I know the directors very well … and they have made me the lead girl in that video and many others. [Lanez] never actually spoke to me on that set and kept telling [the light-skinned model] how beautiful she was.”

For his part, Capone has not said much on the matter except for writing “Hmmm… interesting…” on his Instagram Story and sharing behind-the-scenes footage of the video on his production company’s IG account. The footage is captioned “🤐.”

Lanez has remained silent but fans are littering his comments section calling him out for apparently being disingenuous.

“This video fake asf 😂😂😂😂😂”

“Y’all this whole thing was a lie. He didn’t talk to her for the shoot and she’s not even in the final video.”

“One word…. FAKE!”

“So this fool @torylanez thinks it’s kl to throw my bro @caponeldn under the bus for clout 🤔 listen I’m not denying it’s a ongoing issue BUT don’t be trying to address it for ur own personal gain u clown ! editing videos n lying and s— !” London rapper Fekky said in part on his Instagram account.


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She Not Ready: Tiffany Haddish’s Atlanta Show Not Going Forward Amid Georgia’s Pending Abortion Legislation

Tiffany Haddish has pushed back an upcoming standup comedy show at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre, citing Georgia’s abortions laws as the reason.

“After much deliberation, I am postponing my upcoming show in Atlanta,” read Haddish’s statement of her June 22 show. 11Alive reported it was issued to ticketholders Saturday, June 15. “I love the state of Georgia, but I need to stand with women and until they withdraw Measure HB481, I cannot in good faith perform there.”

Tiffany Haddish attends the 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards at Barker Hangar on June 15, 2019, in Santa Monica, California. (Photo: David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

Gov. Brian Kemp signed the measure, known as the “heartbeat bill,” into law in May. It bans abortions the moment a heartbeat is detected. That can come as early as six weeks into a pregnancy, when many women are not aware that they are expecting.

If women do go ahead and get an abortion illegally, they could face life in prison and the death penalty.

Still, there are some exceptions. In the case of rape or incest, abortions are permitted up until the 20th week of pregnancy. Abortion would also be permitted if the woman’s life is in danger.

The law goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2020.

Regardless, some fans are skeptical about Haddish’s reasoning for temporarily pulling the plug on the show, a makeup date for which has yet to be announced. They posited that the show was actually canceled because of low ticket sales, despite Haddish saying she was postponing, not outright canceling, the gig.

“Actually the venue canceled her show due to poor ticket sales. This is merely her excuse.”

“wagers @TiffanyHaddish had weak ticket sales and this was a convenient way to bail.”

“Her tickets sales sucked!!..couldn’t even sell them on Groupon…that’s why she cancelled….FACT….nothing to do with heartbeat bill.”

“The show is next week, this was all going on when she booked it. Wondering if this is a way to make a statement due to low ticket sales? And why not donate proceeds like @ArianaGrande? What say you @TiffanyHaddish? Feels like a cop out.”

The Fox Theatre issued a statement saying purchases made with a credit card will be refunded within 7 to 10 business days; fees will also be reimbursed. Meanwhile, those who paid for their tickets with cash at the venue’s ticket office have to bring the ticket back to the box office for their refund. Those with questions can get in touch with the Fox Theatre Ticket Office by calling 404-881-2017 or sending an email to boxoffice@foxtheatre.org.


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‘I Think She Needs a Wee’: Joseline Hernandez’ Crotch-grabbing Photo Has Fans Irate

Joseline Hernandez is getting trashed once again and this time, it’s over a signature pose of hers.

The former star of VH1’s “Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta” shared a photo on her Instagram account Saturday, June 15. She simply captioned it with several jaguar emoji: “🐆🐆🐆.”

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Joseline Hernandez (Photo: @joseline/Instagram)

However, fans couldn’t help but remark on the pose the ex-reality star struck. Hernandez, wearing a sleek ponytail, tied up hot pink crop top, baggy pants and sneakers, grabbed her crotch as she stood by the pool.

It wasn’t a pose fans particularly enjoyed.

“I think she needs a wee.”

“YOU AIN’T NO MAN!”

“Wtfffff why do you always grab yourself? Are sure your a woman ? Cause only man do that !!! 😡😡😡😡 Ughh that makes me sick when I see your phone you grabbing your crutch 🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢.”

“She Gives me man vibes 🤦🏾‍♀️🤷🏾‍♀️leave that to the men!”

“B—h you look like a Puerto Rican thug 👀‼️”

“You don’t have a d–k woman!!!!! Knock it off! 🤣🤣🤣🤣”

Despite her penchant for doing a Michael Jackson-style crotch grab in some of her pics, other images firmly show Hernandez also likes to turn attention to her curves — especially her breasts.

Among her more scantily clad photos are two she shared back in March. The star wore little else aside from some bejeweled pasties and matching statement earrings and a necklace.

“After hours! #StingyWithMyKuttyKat,” she captioned one of the barely there images.

Unlike her newest post, this set of photos had fans enthusiastically applauding.

“You are so underrated! This look is every f–king thing🔥🔥🔥🔥”

“So damn fierce!! 🔥”

“Yesssssssss 😍😍😍😍”

On the flip side, Hernandez has also switched things up and gone with a more professional look. With her hair pulled back in a low bun and her lips painted red, the single mom gazed into the camera in an all-white outfit that covered her entire torso.

This look from April had fans praising the star for keeping things atypically conservative.

“Absolutely beautiful #royal #duchessjoseline👸🙌❤️😘 this look is amazing on you❤️.”

“I think women look much sexier covered up good look Joseline absolute perfection ✨. Just Beautiful and classy 👍🏾.”

“Very classsy. One of my favorite pictures of you. This look is one of the best.. Your stunning 😘.”


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‘No Thanks’: Fans Shutdown Safaree Samuels’ Request for a Reality Show with Fiancée Erica Mena

It seems “Love and Hip Hop” couple Safaree Samuels and Erica Mena may be ready for their own spin-off show.

The couple started their own YouTube channel titled “She’s Crazy I’m Not” in late February and now they’re seemingly ready to take things to the next level. They recently appeared on the set of VH1’s game show “Hip Hop Squares” to film for its upcoming season and posted a behind the scenes clip of them about to head on set.

The clip shared to Samuels Instagram page, showed him walking out of his dressing room to Mena’s in somewhat color-coordinated attire matching hers. The pair seemed extra flirty and touchy as they apparently made their way on set.

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Safaree Samuels and Erica Mena. @safaree/Instagram screengrab

“We get dressed separately and still end up matching 😝,” the New York rapper wrote. “I still need my own dressing room cuz i like to be surprised when i see her after she picks her outfit 😂 money Can’t buy this Glow up.”

He then asked his fans if they were ready to see he and his fiancée make their way back to television with their own reality series.

“Aye quick question when we getting our own show? Tv looking pretty boring 🤷🏾‍♂️,” he wrote.

Fans clearly weren’t here Samuels suggestion.

“Show??!!!! How about no!”

“Y’alll just not that important for people to wanna watch 🤷.”

“No more reality shows. Way too many of them already. Start a business or something.”

“Own show, why? 🤷 No thanks we not here for the show.”

The “LHHNY” actor clapped back at fans, “Blockt das why butch.”

@safaree

In a separate post, Samuels hinted again to having their own spin-off series, writing, “We’re TV Gold… A blind man could see that.”

In other news, Samuels and Mena are currently in the middle of making wedding arrangements. The mother of one recently affirmed to fans that she and Samuels would be walking down the aisle extremely soon, although she didn’t specify a date.

The couple got engaged in December after the New York rapper proposed to Mena on Christmas Eve with friends and family around. They also revealed they were trying for a baby.


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5 Celebrity Fathers Who Took in Kids as Their Own

Father’s Day is the time of year to honor the men in our lives who have raised us, but for some it’s also a time to show love for the men who are father figures. From stepdads to mentors, many people will spend the day bonding with the men who didn’t have to be father-like but chose to.

In honor of that kind of celebration, here are five celebrity men who took in others’ kids as their own.

August Alsina

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August Alsina attends a party at Prive on April 18, 2014, in Atlanta. (Photo: Prince Williams/FilmMagic)

After losing his sister to cancer in December 2018, singer August Alsina became the sole parent to his three nieces.

“They call me Damy — it’s dad and mommy mixed together. And just the weight of that title alone — because I don’t have kids of my own,” Alsina told The Shade Room in February. “It makes me want to be what I know I need to be for them because I grew up with my father dead and having a strained relationship with my mother. To go through life without having a person you can run to, without having a certain type of foundation, so I’m saying all of that to say I am how I am. And I am how I am until I get to more of what I’m supposed to be.”

Steve Harvey

Steve Harvey attends the Beloved Benefit at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on March 21, 2019, in Atlanta. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)

After Steve Harvey wed wife Marjorie Harvey in 2007, he gave a whole new meeting to the phrase “blended family.” Fusing his four children from previous marriages with those Marjorie had from her past relationships, he adopted her kids as his own. Lori, Morgan and Jason each have the talk show host’s last name.

Dwyane Wade

Dwyane Wade at a retirement dinner held for him on April 10, 2019, in New York City. (Photo: Shareif Ziyadat/FilmMagic)

In 2014, now-retired NBA star Dwyane Wade gained custody of his nephew Dahveon Morris, who was said to have had a rough life. Wade has since retained guardianship of the 17-year-old, but his mother has retained parental rights. However, there is no father listed on his birth certificate.

Morris is raised alongside Wade’s other children, 16-year-old Zaire Blessing Dwyane, 11-year-old Zion Wade, 5-year-old Xavier Zechariah and 7-month-old Kaavia James Union Wade, the sole daughter Wade shares with actress Gabrielle Union.

Diddy

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Sean Combs attends the Los Angeles premiere of Fox’s “The Four: Battle For Stardom” season 2 held at CBS Studios-Radford on May 30, 2018, in Studio City, California. (Photo: Michael Tran/FilmMagic)

As part of Diddy’s decades-long on-and-off relationship with his late ex-girlfriend Kim Porter, he took on raising her son with singer Al B. Sure! as his own. Quincy has been estranged from his famous dad and found a father in Diddy, who adopted him when he was 3.

“The biggest lesson my father has taught me is to really not focus on that ‘No,’” Quincy told People magazine in 2017 of the rapper, whom he described as “a friend, a teacher and a therapist.” “That ‘No’ actually is your gas to your car that’s supposed to fuel you into fighting through.”

Quincy has since mended his relationship with his biological father but still counts Diddy as his dad.

Nelly

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Rapper Nelly attends the PrettyLittleThing x Ashley Graham Event at Delilah on September 24, 2018, in West Hollywood, California. (Photo: Greg Doherty/Getty Images)

Nelly assumed the role of raising his niece and nephew following the death of his sister in 2005. The St. Louis rapper’s half-sister, Jacqueline “Jackie” Donahue, died at the age of 31 after a battle with leukemia. He raised Shawn Thomas Jr. and Sidney Thomas alongside his two children as a single father.

“There are single fathers,” Nelly said of the message he wants to send about raising his children on his reality show “Nellyville.” “Not baby daddies, like, single fathers. I think it’s very important.”


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‘LHHATL’ Star Mimi Faust Allegedly Refuses to Pay Tax Liens

Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta” star Mimi Faust appears to be in trouble with the Georgia Department of Revenue.

The television personality whose real name is Oluremi Fela Faust, has allegedly been struck with two tax liens after owing back more than $26,000 in taxes plus penalties, according to court documents reportedly obtained by the Blast.

Faust allegedly owes a total of $26, 775. 35 for the years 2012, 2012, 2015 and 2016. It’s unclear as to why she supposedly didn’t pay her debt, but the situation appears to be a little over her head. She however has yet to address the allegations and has been somewhat mute on her social media.

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Mimi Faust slammed for being messy. @mimifaust/Instagram

In 2014, the reality star became the center of controversy after releasing a raunchy sex tap with ex-boyfriend Nikko Smith. For months, the couple claimed the video was stolen out of Smith’s bag while at the airport, hours after it was leaked all over social media.

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Mimi Faust and Nikko Smith slammed for @mimifaust/Instagram

The pair later admitted during season 3, the leaking of their sex tape was staged and sold to Vivid Entertainment for a pretty penny. They reportedly raked up more than $400,00 in just pre-sales according to US Weekly. It’s unclear how much Faust received in total for the tape, but she apparently gets a check for the rest of her life.

“I get a check every quarter for the rest of my life,” the mother of one said during season 3 of LHHATL. “Stupid decision? Yes. I wish I could take it back.”

At the time of the released sex tape, the reality star received a mass of backlash from parents and fans online.

“Mimi Faust did that sex tape for it to flop and for WHAT? She is still in the very same position as far as I can tell. Where are the fruit?!  😒.”

“Umm this is sad for real…Why is Mimi Faust not only in a sex tape but selling it? #nowords.”

“Mimi Faust has a whole daughter and is releasing sex tapes….sad I expected so much more from her smh.”


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21 Savage Donates $25,000 To Nonprofit That Helps People In the Deep South With Their Immigration Cases

A little more than four months after 21 Savage was arrested by The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), he gave a donation to help others in a similar situation.

During the time of Savage’s arrest, it was revealed that he was born in the United Kingdom, not the U.S. and he was accused of overstaying his visa.

According to NBC News, the rapper donated $25,000 to Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a nonprofit organization that uses “litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy” to seek justice for “the most vulnerable members of our society.”

21 Savage donated $25,000 to the Southern Poverty Law Center on Friday, June 14. (Photo: Sean Zanni / Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

The organization also assisted Savage with his immigration case and helped free him from the Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Ga. when he walked out on Feb. 13.

The rapper presented SPLC with the check on Friday, and its purpose is to help immigration detainees in the Deep South obtain legal services.

“21 Savage is making this donation public because everyday Americans need to know that ICE is using civil immigration detention as a weapon against immigrants, many of whom, like 21 Savage, have relief from deportation and are able to fix their immigration status,” said Savages’ attorney Charles H. Kuck in a press release.

“Only one in six immigrants detained in the Southeast has access to an attorney in removal proceedings,” added Willemijn Keizer, the director of Institutional Giving at SPLC. “For an immigrant in detention, that legal representation can mean the difference between winning or losing their case, between staying with their family or being forced to return to a place that is no longer home.”

As for Savage’s case, his lawyers argued that he actually didn’t overstay his visa and applied for one that’s been pending for four years.

At the time of his arrest, his attorneys also said the possibility of deportation is ridiculous, because Savage was brought to the U.S. legally at the age of five. Plus, he has children that were born in the States and is gainfully employed by being a successful recording artists.

Savage still faces deportation and his hearing that was supposed to be on April 9 was pushed back. Because according to Kuck, the rapper has to deal with a new set of judges now that he’s no longer detained, so his case has to be assigned.


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