‘I Beat That N***r Like He Owed Me Money’: New Jersey Cop Faces Up to 40 Years for Federal Charges Including Using Excessive Force

An FBI investigation into several police officers in Paterson, New Jersey, has led to a seventh one being charged.

On Tuesday, Frank Toledo pled guilty in U.S. District Court in Newark to conspiracy to violate people’s civil rights, using excessive force, and filing a false police report, the Paterson Times reported.

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Paterson Police Department officer Frank Toledo. (Photo via Patterson Times)

“The U.S. Attorney’s Office and our law enforcement partners remain committed to identifying and prosecuting corrupt police officers who violate the civil rights of our people,” U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito told the publication. “We will continue to aggressively pursue these cases, and we are grateful to our counterparts at the FBI, the Paterson Police Department and the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office, for their dedicated assistance on this investigation.”

On the false police report charge, Toledo, 30, would work with fellow officers Matthew Torres, Eudy Ramos, Daniel Pent and Jonathan Bustios — who have also been charged in the probe along with two other officers not involved with Toledo — to stop and search vehicles without justification. The officers would loot the vehicles of valuables and cash, splitting it among themselves. And stealing money wasn’t just reserved for traffic stops. The newspaper also reported they’d stop and frisk people on the street and steal their money.

To conceal the cash they took during stops, Toledo and his comrades would file false police reports. One example of that came on Dec. 2, 2017. Then, Toledo and Ramos stopped and arrested a person in Paterson and kept $1,000 in cash for themselves. In the false arrest affidavit, the officers did not include the money they took from the detainee.

Such activities were communicated through text messages using “mango” as a code word for cash.

“Yo what the f— are you doing? I’m tryin’ to go mango hunting. Let’s goooo!” Bustios texted Toledo on Nov. 6, 2017.

There were also apparent admissions of using excessive force on residents, which resulted in three charges.

In one case, Toledo texted Bustios about chasing down an arrested juvenile. He also shoved the juvenile to the ground and punched him several times.

“I’ve been borderline blacking out when I catch these n—ers,” Toledo told Bustios as he recalled the chase and beatdown. “I beat that n—-er like he owed me money.”

He added to Bustios that when he unleashed on the juvenile he “was no longer a cop.”

Another incident saw Toledo and Ramos chasing and tackling a resident and hitting the person multiple times in an incident that was captured on video and uploaded to YouTube. The individual was later released without charges.

A third use of force incident came when Toledo and Torres arrested someone, handcuffed the person behind his back, and placed them in the backseat of their squad car. Driving the detainee, Toledo pressed the brake pedal into the floor, which slammed the person’s head and body against the car’s divider. Toledo captured the moment on his phone and sent it around.

“The public should take notice that the officers we have lost with recent prosecutions are officers who are not worthy of carrying the shield for this Police Department. I will continue to work tirelessly to see that every officer working for this Department demonstrates respect for the members of this community,” Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald said in a public statement.

For Toledo’s alleged crimes, he faces up to 40 years in prison. Toledo, who admitted to investigators that he gave false statements, is scheduled for sentencing on Oct. 22, 2019.


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‘We Were Not Ready’: Gabrielle Union, Daughter Kaavia James Serve Serious Looks in African Print

Gabrielle Union frequently gives major face all on her own, but in a new post on her page the actress has a little bit of company who is serving looks, too.

The “America’s Got Talent” judge shared an image of herself and daughter Kaavia James on Instagram July 16 posing in matching outfits featuring African print from Sai Sankoh.

“Settled and Serving. #AGT,” Union, who wore her Aphrodite Goddess caftan as an open bikini cover-up while her baby wore a headband with her ‘fit, captioned the post. The message was complete with a hashtag promoting the NBA talent competition series.

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Gabrielle Union holds daughter Kaavia James. (Photo: @gabunion/Instagram)

The image had fans wowed, and they let it be known they adored the mother-daughter looks.

“We weren’t ready!”

“Beautiful African American queen and princess.”

“I love you Gabby!! Both so beautiful!! ❤️😍😍”

“I can’t even deal with Kaavia and her facial expressions. I swear she makes my day 😍💕 two beauties.”

“This pic is everything ok!!😍”

“The queen and princess completes the deck..love it⭐⭐⭐🔥🔥🔥😘”

While fans complimented both mom and daughter for their appearance in this case, Kaavia James frequently steals the attention away from Union and the star’s husband, retired NBA player Dwyane Wade.

One moment that was firmly all Kaavia James came in June once the 8-month-old learned to crawl.

“Come on. I know. There you go,” Wade told the baby to encourage her to push through. “You trying. Yeah, that’s OK. You got it, big girl.”

Fans happily gushed over the achievement.

“This just made me cry .. so stinkin cute 😭😻. Beautiful. 🙏🏾”

“Omgggg!!! Sooooo precious! This made my night!!! ❤️”

“😍 My heart right now 😍”

Of course, there’s also Kaavia James’ signature mean mug that earned her the nickname Shady Baby from her parents. The infant’s scowl has delighted her Instagram followers and even turned into a potentially lucrative business move her mom and dad made on her behalf.

In March, Wade and Union filed paperwork with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The goal is to sell jewelry, clothing, hair care and baby products under their baby’s viral nickname as well as her legal name.


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André 3000 Scores Acting Gig On New AMC Show

André 3000 has a new acting gig.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the OutKast member will play in AMC’s new series “Dispatches From Elsewhere,” which began production in Philadelphia this week.

André was recently seen playing a Mayan double flute in various parts of Philly, so it’s possible he was in the city at that time to film the new show. Before that he was spotted in Los Angeles International Airport playing the same instrument.

André 3000 has accepted a role in a new series on AMC. (Photo: Vincent Sandoval / WireImage via Getty Images)

According to Deadline, “Dispatches from Elsewhere” is a 10-episode anthology series about a “Group of ordinary people who stumble onto a puzzle,” and they discover a deep mystery.

André has certainly been beefing up his acting resume ever since he stopped recording with his OutKast partner Big Boi.

Some of his most recent work includes 2018’s “High Life,” a science fiction film about a group of criminals who get sent into space. And before that he played Jimi Hendrix in the 2013 flick “Jimi: All Is by My Side.”

On the small screen, André has played in series like “American Crime,” which also starred Regina King.

But no matter how many acting jobs the talented artist gets, there will probably always be people who pine for a new OutKast album or even new solo music from 3 Stacks. But in a 2017 interview, André said his inspiration for making music isn’t what it used to be.

“I don’t have the pulse anymore,” he told GQ Style. “Rhythms change every generation. The intensity and the drums change. And I’m not on the pulse. I can’t pretend. It’s kinda like watching your uncle dance.”

“I’m slowing down, and I see these young kids coming up and I was them,” added the rap legend. “And at a certain point, no matter how Mayweather you are, I think it’s classy to be like, ‘You know what? I think I have, like, maybe two more Mayweather fights.’”

A release date for “Dispatches From Elsewhere” has yet to be announced.


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‘Give them Fever’: Kenya Moore Shows off a Little Leg in Flowing Fitted Dress

Bravo reality star Kenya Moore is showing fans how “mama got her groove back.” The 48-year-old flaunted her stuff for Instagram Thursday, July 18, wearing an orange, curve-hugging V-neck dress. She paired her look with colorful ankle-strapped heels with fringe detail, gold bracelets along with an orange bracelet on her left wrist, a cross pendant necklace, and silver hoops. The mother of one rocked long black loose curls and a bold makeup look that included a smokey eye. “#mood,” Moore captioned her photo.

Kenya Moore. (Photo: @thekenyamoore/Instagram)

Fans were loving the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star showing off some thigh skin in her dress that had a slit on the side.

“Yaaassssss! That’s CLASS, BEAUTY, POWER, HAPPINESS and all,” one fan wrote.

“Okay, do you ever age? You’re So freakin pretty ☀️,” another fan wrote.

“Twirl b**ch 😍😍😍😍😂😂😂 so sexy.”

“Yasss Kenya!!!🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥😍😍😍😍.”

“Kenya how do you do it, you look just as good as you did when won the pageant???? You are like fine wine sis that gets better with age… keep up the good work.👍”

“Come thru and slay Kenya…or twirl on your haters🔥🔥🔥.”

“Thick like Bey…only orange. Looking good 😂.”

“Give them FEVER.”

“Yassssss @thekenyamoore SLaaaaaay QUEEN! 🔥🔥🔥🔥.”

Moore, who welcomed her baby girl Brooklyn Doris Daly on Nov. 4, 2018, stepped out to show the world that age and having a child doesn’t have to stop one from looking good. When Moore isn’t twirling on her haters, the former Miss USA is on mommy duty.

On Thursday, July 18, Moore uploaded a video of her daughter having a fun playdate with another toddler after spending the night in the emergency room for not feeling well.

Moore’s daughter and her playmate can be seen on a seesaw laughing, making noises, and playfully touching each other while childcare professionals are holding the babies up on the seesaw. Moore can be heard telling her daughter to “Say Hi, Brooky.”

@thebrooklyndaly is something else. She is truly a light and loves everyone. We are so blessed to have her in our lives. Last night she was in the ER room and today she smiling, happy and back to her normal self what a blessing. I thank God every morning for her 🙏🏾👶🏽,” Moore captioned the video of her daughter playing.

Brooklyn Doris Daly having a playdate. (Video: @thekenyamoore/Instagram)

Fans were gushing over the adorable playdate for Brooklyn.

“Oh my goodness, she/this adorable congratulations again,” one fan wrote.

“Adorable 💕,” another fan wrote.

“She is so gorgeous and loves reaching. Too Cute 😍😍😂❤.”

“Yesssss making friends Happy babies 😍.”

Fans also sent well wishes for Baby Brookyln’s health.

“I’m so glad your beautiful baby is feeling better. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️.”

“Blessing your beautiful baby girl. 🙏 She’s a fighter like her Mommy.”

It looks like Moore is living her best life with her good looks while enjoying motherhood.


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Black Commissioner ‘Angry, Disappointed’ After Investigation Finds 328 Active Philadelphia Cops Made Offensive Social Media Posts

More than a dozen Philadelphia police officers have been suspended for 30 days “with intent to dismiss” following a police investigation into racist or hateful social media posts.

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross Jr., who made the announcement Thursday at a press conference, said four added officers with less offensive posts only face the suspension.

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Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross Jr. announced Thursday that 13 police officers have been suspended “with intent to dismiss” following racist or hateful social media posts. (Photo by CNN / video screenshot)

“I continue to be very angry and disappointed by these posts, many of which in my view violate the basic tenets of human decency,” Ross said.

He refused to name the officers, but the Plain View Project, which has been researching offensive police postings since the summer of 2016, keeps a public database of their posts.

The Plain View Project is separate from the investigation Philadelphia police conducted last month when the department found that 328 active police officers posted offensive social media content.

As a result of the police investigation, 72 officers were placed on administrative duty following allegations they posted racist or hateful content online, according to CNN. Penalties for the posts ranged from a reprimand to a five-day suspension, Ross said.

Although most of the posts didn’t contain violent content, Ross admitted that some did. Others featured Confederate imagery, anti-Muslim beliefs or racist comments, Ross said during the press conference.

Ross said the department is looking into mandatory training and reviewing its social media policies.

“This takes us back,” he said.

John McNesby, president of Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 5, said in statement the police investigation denied the officers their rights.

“We’re aware of the dismissals and disappointed that our officers will be terminated without due-process,” he said Thursday. “We are currently meeting with each officer to prepare an appropriate response to protect our members’ rights under the contract.”


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‘You Start Floating Every Time You Blink’: Alexis Skyy’s Sexy Post Derails after Fans Get Distracted by ‘Ridiculous’ Lashes

“Love and Hip Hop: New York” personality Alexis Skyy is known for her bold looks, and the 25-year-old isn’t afraid to flaunt her stuff for TV or the ’Gram. On Monday, July 15, Skyy uploaded a video to her official Instagram page @AlexisSkyy_ rocking a little black dress with lace in the bust area from Fashion Nova, a gold chain, silver and gold bracelets, and completed her look with a silk press down her back and a beat makeup look. In the video, Skyy can be seen checking herself out in the mirror while combing her fingers through her hair. “Little black dress @fashionnova,” Skyy captioned her video.

Alexis Skyy in Miami, Florida. @alexisskyy/Instagram

While Skyy was feeling herself, followers of the VH1 reality star weren’t necessarily here for her bold makeup look. 

“Take them damn lashes off sis,” one social media user wrote.

“😂🤣😂 those lashes look like 💩.” 

“Jesus them some big ass eyelashes, you start floating every time you blink sheesh.” 

“Sexy…..but them eyelashes are looking a little suspect.”

“The lashes are ridiculous.” 

“Those lashes can fly.”

However, some fans were loving Skyy’s look and complimented the urban model.

“Eyelashes though🔥.” 

“Baby, you so on point.” 

“Those lashes is everything.” 

“The lashes 😍.” 

“Love ur lashes.” 

“Them Lashes 😍💕.” 

This isn’t the first time the reality star has gone too far with her makeup. On June 9, Skyy took a photo in a car while spending some time in Memphis.

“Kept it real with all you niggas, I’m just too honest,” Skyy wrote in her caption.

While she was styling in a latex tube top and cheetah print pants, it was her over the top makeup that had everyone talking.

“This makeup artist or photoshop u did made u look hella fake.. Michael Jackson vibes.. u pretty wh ur natural tbh 🤦‍♀️.”

“That makeup does absolutely nothing for you your way prettier than that horrible makeup got u lookin damn!”

“U got on too much makeup it’s making u look fake af 😩!

The “LHH” star recently celebrated her 25th birthday in Atlanta.


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‘Run Ryan Runnnnn!’: ‘Black Ink Crew: Chicago’ Fans Call Apryl Jones ‘Thirsty’ for Shooting Her Shot at Ryan Henry

Although it seems “Black Ink Crew: Chicago” star Ryan Henry is single and ready to mingle, viewers have a pretty good idea of who he shouldn’t date.

Since Henry’s breakup with on-and-off girlfriend Rachel Leigh, he’s had a few women throwing themselves at him, including “LHHH” star Apryl Jones, the ex-girlfriend of B2K member Omarion Grandberry.

Jones, who’s been at the center of controversy lately for allegedly dating her ex-boyfriend’s band member Lil Fizz, made a guest appearance during this week’s “Black Ink Chicago” episode and tried to holla at Henry. While at dinner together, the 9MAG owner asked Jones about her supposed romantic situation with Fizz, a relationship she chalked up as a “friendship.”

“He literally is someone that has been around when Omari was not there for me or did not support me,” she told Henry. “He’s someone that literally has helped me out of my depression, has given me money, helped me. You know just a friend.”

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Apryl Jones and Ryan Henry. @vh1 screengrab

When the 9MAG owner pointed out Omarion and Fizz’s friendship, Jones corrected him and said, “He’s not real friends with the father of my kids, he does business with the father of my kids. It’s different.”

Jones then compared her friendship with Fizz to her and Henry’s relationship, saying fans also speculated she and Henry were intimate.

“People speculate that we’ve had sex, but we haven’t. Not yet,” Jones said to Henry in a flirtatious way. “I always say not yet cause it’s a possibility that one day we could.”

Henry reacted to Jones’ remarks with a dropped jaw before seemingly trying to change the subject about their already-made plans.

But “Black Ink Crew: Chicago” fans were not feeling Jones making a pass at Henry and warned him to stay clear of Jones.

“RUN RYAN RUUUUNNN!!! This girl is too much of a h-e 😒.”

“Sis so thirsty 😂 Ryan bet not hit that. Baby…She need a reality check. Really!!!”

“That’s some shady h-e 💩 smfh😒 run far away Ryan and don’t look back.”

“Apryl you nasty 🤔…How can you want to mess with Fizz Ewww😲😖 n throw yoself at Ryan. yuck.”

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Apryl Jones and Lil Fizz. @hollywoodunlocked/Instagram

It was previously reported that Jones and Fizz confirmed their relationship after being spotted in the same bed together. Seemingly swiping down reports, both parties continue to say they’re just “best friends.” As for Jones’ relationship with Omarion, it’s pretty much nonexistent. In a recent interview about the upcoming season of “LHHH” she said they’re having some issues with co-parenting and trying to figure it out.

Henry, on the other hand, appears to be getting cozy with ex-girlfriend Leigh. The pair were spotted together at one of his 9MAG events together last month.


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Safaree Samuels Showers Fiancée Erica Mena With ‘Unconditional Love’: ‘He Love Her Stretch Marks N All’

Love and Hip Hop: New York” star Safaree Samuels isn’t downplaying his love for Erica Mena one bit.

It seems Mena and Samuels are putting their recent relationship drama behind them and starting back off on a good foot. The New York rapper especially is letting his fiancée know she’s the only woman for him, since his ex-girlfriend Gabrielle Davis spewed otherwise.

The 31-year-old mother of one and model took to Instagram Wednesday and posted a sexy bikini photo of herself flaunting her imperfections while lounging outside. Shading a few haters on her page, she wrote in her caption, “If you lurk 🤑 You care.”

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Erica Mena and Safaree Samuels. @iamerica_mena/Instagram

Samuels chimed in under his fiancée’s post, not only gawking over her looks, but letting folks know he’s the person behind the camera.

“Taking these pics are 1 of my favorite parts of life,” he wrote. “So blessed to have you… I am so in love with you ❤️❤️!!”

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@safaree

Fans additionally responded to the couple.

“Now that’s real unconditional love he love her stretch marks n all 🙌.”

“Them tiger stripes!!!! Come thruuuuu!! I agree w/dudes. That shit do look sexy on a bomb body! 🤤.”

“Love how she didn’t edit out her stretch marks! And I love how Safaree loves your body 😍.”

Nearly three weeks ago, Mena and Samuels were thought to be over for good. The “LHHNY” actor’s ex-girlfriend, Davis, posted screenshots of their alleged text messages and accused him of cheating on his fiancée, claiming that he asked her to marry him.

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Erica Mena and Safaree Samuels. (Photo: @safaree/Instagram)

A day later, 31-year-old Mena was seen on Instagram trashing an apartment with bouquet of flowers clearly sent by her fiancé. Samuels ended up issuing Mena a public apology hours later.

“I have never felt so complete in my life and that feeling will be gone if I lose you,” he tweeted. ” You are my everything and I can’t see my future without you. Please Erica.”

He followed up with another tweet, saying, “I apologize for any embarrassment I have brought to you for me being immature. I apologize from the depth of my soul & heart.”

The couple were however spotted back together three days later and announced their wedding was still on. Mena said via Instagram that she and Samuels came close to eloping multiple times, “Today makes the 5th time we almost eloped we so anxious to be married already. “


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Donald Trump Can’t Handle Rep. Ilhan Omar’s Welcome Home to Minnesota, Claims Eager Reception Was Staged

Days after President Donald Trump told Rep. Ilhan Omar and several other freshmen Democratic women to “go back” to the “crime-infested” countries they came from, Omar has received a warm welcome after arriving back home to Minnesota.

Omar was one of four total Democrats — including New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Massachusetts Rep. Ayanna Pressley, and Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan toward whom Trump’s tweet was geared. Additionally, Trump failed to quiet his supporters at a campaign rally in Greenville, North Carolina, Wednesday when they broke out in the chant “send her back!”

So when Omar walked through the doors of Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport July 18, hundreds of her supporters greeted her with open arms chanting, “Welcome home Ilhan.”

The congresswoman, who atttended a town hall Thursday, appeared visibly touched by the cheers and responded to the welcoming on Twitter by writing, “It’s good to be home ❤️.”

“The reality is everybody talks about how [Trump] is threatened because we criticize him,” Omar told the crowd at the airport according to MPR News. “But the reality is he is threatened because we are inspiring people to dream about a country that recognizes our dignity and our humanity.

“His nightmare is seeing the beautiful mosaic fabric of our country welcome someone like me as their member of Congress,” she added. “We are going to continue being a nightmare to this president because his policies are a nightmare to us.”

Omar, like Ocasio-Cortez, Pressley and Tlaib, is an American citizen. The Minnesota Democrat is a Somali immigrant who migrated to the U.S. as a child refugee.

Upon hearing about the support Omar garnered at the airport, Trump tweeted Friday that the crowd gathered to greet the congresswoman was “staged.”

“It is amazing how the Fake News Media became ‘crazed’ over the chant ‘send her back’ by a packed Arena (a record) crowd in the Great State of North Carolina, but is totally calm & accepting of the most vile and disgusting statements made by the three Radical Left Congresswomen,” he began.

“Mainstream Media, which has lost all credibility, has either officially or unofficially become a part of the Radical Left Democrat Party,” he went on. “It is a sick partnership, so pathetic to watch! They even covered a tiny staged crowd as they greeted Foul Mouthed Omar in Minnesota, a State which I will win in #2020 because they can’t stand her and her hatred of our Country, and they appreciate all that I have done for them (opening up mining and MUCH more) which has led to the best employment & economic year in Minnesota’s long and beautiful history!”

Omar has not responded to Trump’s tweet. However, she did address what she described as his “racism” in a tweet concerning a federal immigration official with close ties to Stephen Miller, a far-right political activist who is also one of Trump’s senior advisors for policy. Politico reported the official suggested setting a cap at zero for refugees in the coming year.

“The President’s racism is about more than just words,” Omar tweeted in response. “It’s about transforming America from a welcoming nation where everyone has a shot to a land for rich and powerful people who look like Donald Trump.”


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‘Leading by Example’: Fans Lifted by Keyshia Ka’Oir and Gucci Mane’s ‘Iconic Love’

Keyshia Ka’Oir and rapper Gucci Mane‘s relationship is apparently one for the books.

A few years ago, the couple withstood the test of time in their relationship when the “911 Emergency” rapper spent years behind bars and Ka’Oir held down the fort on her own. Nearly three years later, and the couple recently celebrated their two-year wedding anniversary. As far as fans can tell, the two celebrities are with each other for the long haul.

The 34-year-old model put her and her husband’s love on display to Instagram Monday evening and posted an image of them seemingly walking from behind the stage of Gucci’s recent performance in Las Vegas, Nevada. They were both dressed in color coordinated Chanel attire, Ka’Oir in particular wearing a black and gold lace bodysuit, black leather leggings and black and gold thigh-high Chanel boots that retail for around $2,000.

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Keyshia Ka’Oir and Gucci Mane. @keyshiakaoir/Instagram

“The Wopsters on this FINE Sunday🖤,” Ka’Oir captioned the photo of herself and her husband strolling together down what seemed to be a backstage hallway in the venue.

Over 126,000 out of her five million Instagram followers raved over her post and the pair’s support of each other.

“How tall is hubby? You guys look really good 🔥🔥🔥 this is what you call an iconic love ❤️💪🏾.”

“@laflare1017 y’all keep leading by example of how black love should be 💯 respect Guwop.”

“All colours are fine but black love is something more. ❤️ how u support each other.”

“The couple you always want to see win 👏 they ain’t f–king wit ya.”

Ka’Oir and Gucci met in 2010 on the set of the “Icy” rapper’s “911 Emergency” music video and apparently have been inseparable ever since.

Following the Atlanta native being released from the slammer in 2016 after serving three years behind bars for federal drug and gun charges, he followed up with a proposal to his then-girlfriend at an Atlanta Hawks game on Nov. 22.

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Keyshia Ka’Oir and Gucci (photo credit:@keyshiakaoir Instagram)

It was learned earlier this year that the pair tied the knot before the airing of their million dollar ceremony on BET’s “Mane Event” which was shown live on television in October 2017.

Ka’Oir shared a sweet message to her husband for their second anniversay in May, writing, “Today, May 14th is our day for many beautiful reasons! We met 5/14/10 Got married 5/14/17 #TheWopstersAnniversary ❤️💍 #514 #1017.”

The rap artist replied with a heartfelt response of his own with a sweet photo of him and his wife, writing, “2 yrs Of Marriage Today 🏹🏹 #Wopsters.”


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