Staying Strong : DMX Checks Into Rehab BEFORE Relapsing

DMX took it upon himself to go to rehab before he relapsed on drugs.

via TMZ:

Sources close to the rapper tell TMZ … one of X’s kids is very sick — in and out of the hospital — and the stress of that coupled with the pressure of performing again made him feel tempted to use.

We’re told X knew he needed help trying to balance his home and work life without the use of drugs, so he preemptively checked himself into rehab — hoping to learn how to deal with his issues moving forward.

Our sources say he knows a relapse could jeopardize his freedom, and wants to stay out of jail so he can support his family and friends — while still performing for his fans.

DMX is on probation and gets tested randomly for drugs and alcohol … so another failed test could result in him back behind bars.

I love me some X. . He can do this. Im here for the proactivity and dedication to staying clean

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Nipsey Hussle’s Family Gets Guardianship Of His Daughter Emani, Lauren London Granted Guardianship Over Son Kross’ Estate

Nipsey Hussle’s family has been awarded guardianship of his 10-year-old daughter, Emani.

The decision was made after his family collected sufficient evidence for their petition calling Emani’s birth mother, Tanisha Foster, unfit. Nipsey’s siblings Samantha Smith and Sam Asghedom — and his mother, Angelique Smith — have been appointed as Emani’s guardians.

Lauren London received the judge’s approval to manage her and Nipsey’s son’s finances as the 3-year-old inherits half of his dad’s estate.

via TMZ:

London was in court Tuesday to get a guardianship over 3-year-old son, Kross’s estate. It’s a little misleading because an estate is created when someone dies, but this case is different.  Lauren is the go-to person who will handle the financials that could set Kross up for life

It’s worth noting, there was never a dispute between Lauren and Nipsey‘s family when it came to Kross.

Things haven’t been so smooth with Nipsey’s other baby mama, Tanisha Foster, who battled with Nipsey’s brother and sister over the care of Nip’s 10-year-old daughter, Emani. The girl is expected to inherit the other half of Nipsey’s estate. It appears there’s at least 2 million on the line because the docs say Kross is expected to pocket a million bucks.

This is some super awesome news. May family the best in their continued healing.

Rihanna Turned Down The Super Bowl In Support Of Colin Kaepernick: ‘I Just Couldn’t Be a Sellout’

In a new interview with Vogue, Rih opened up about why she decided to boycott the Super Bowl and the NFL.

Check out an excerpt:

I ask Rihanna if we can discuss politics. “How deep you wanna get?” she says. “However deep you’re willing to go,” I say. She signals that I may proceed, and I ask if it’s true that she turned down the Super Bowl halftime show in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick. “Absolutely,” she says. “I couldn’t dare do that. For what? Who gains from that? Not my people. I just couldn’t be a sellout. I couldn’t be an enabler. There’s things within that organization that I do not agree with at all, and I was not about to go and be of service to them in any way.”

Rihanna is with Kap!

‘Girlfriends’ Cast To Reunite

Eleven years after the abrupt and very cancelation of their hit sitcom, the ladies of ‘Girlfriends’ have reunited

Tracee Ellis Ross, Golden Brooks, Persia White, and Jill Marie Jones will be back together for an upcoming episode of ‘black-ish.’

via EW:

“The timing was perfect to be able to bring Girlfriends to a whole new audience. We haven’t all been together on camera since 2006,” Ross tells EW. “Girlfriends ran for eight years and was important to so many people. Being able to merge the worlds of black-ish and Girlfriends was surreal for me — and so much fun. These are women I grew up with and love deeply and it was easy to tap back into the magic of our chemistry and how much we love each other. It was giggles on top of giggles on top of giggles.”

The giggles will play out on the Oct. 8 episode of Ross’ ABC comedy in an episode entitled “Feminisn’t.” The network describes the episode as thus: “When Bow [Ross] learns that Diane [Marsai Martin] and Ruby [Jenifer Lewis] don’t believe in feminism, she brings Diane to meet the women in her feminist group. Bow’s friend Abby [guest stare Nadia Quinn] thinks the group needs to be more inclusive, so Bow invites three of her girlfriends to join. Meanwhile, Junior [Marcus Scribner] and Jack [Miles Brown] help Dre [Anthony Anderson] after he realizes he is out of touch with modern day feminism.”

Girlfriends aired on UPN for six seasons before ending its run on The CW in 2008 at the conclusion of its eighth season (Jones left after season 6). The hit comedy spawned a spin-off, The Game, which ran for four seasons.

Season 6 of black-ish premieres Sept. 24 at 9:30 p.m. ET on ABC.

This is so EXCITING

Black Panther 2 Released Date REVEALED

The ‘Black Panther’ sequel officially om it’s way….but its not as soon as you think.

The highly-anticipated film will hit theaters on May 6, 2022.

There aren’t too many details on the plot thus far, but Marvel Studio president Kevin Feige said that Ryan Coogler already has a title and a villain planned.

“We’re really hard at work on it trying to give you something special,” Ryan said after joining Kevin on stage. “We’re gonna take our time; we want it to be right.”

Lashana Lynch Is The New 007 In The Next James Bond Film

No – your eyes not playing tricks on you! The new 007 is about to be a Black woman.

The next James Bond film will introduce British actress Lashana Lynch as the new 007.

via Metro:

James Bond fans will know that the spy retired at the end of Spectre and as Bond 25 opens he will be living a life of luxury in Jamaica.

However soon we will return to MI6 in London and the insider reveals that ‘there is a pivotal scene at the start of the film where M says “come in 007”, and in walks Lashana who is black, beautiful and a woman’.

With Bond in retirement, it makes sense for the agency to pass on his codename to another agent, and we are here for it being a woman.

‘It’s a popcorn-dropping moment. Bond is still Bond but he’s been replaced as 007 by this stunning woman,’ the source told The Daily Mail.

This is certainly a moment Im here for and can’t WAIT to see!