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Akon 'Blacks for Trump' Guy's a Sellout ... Just Like the GOP

8/23/2017 2:20 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Akon thinks the guy holding the "Blacks for Trump" sign at his Phoenix rally has sold himself -- and the black community -- out for a quick buck ... not unlike the rest of the GOP.

We got the singer at LAX, and he gave us his 2 cents on Maurice Symonette ... the lone black dude behind Trump on Tuesday ... and he thinks it's a case of sell-your-soul ... a game he also believes is being played by other Republicans to protect Trump.

It doesn't sound like Akon knows about Symonette's past -- or his current political philosophies -- and it's interesting that he tries painting him as someone who only supports Trump for an alleged payoff. 

Still, he makes a good point about what the country is looking like these days -- a state of affairs he usually sees outside our borders.

'Blacks for Trump' Guy Ex-Cult Member ... Once Charged for Conspiring in Murders

8/23/2017 11:37 AM PDT

The guy with the "Blacks for Trump 2020" sign at the President's Phoenix rally is an ex-cult member ... who was once charged with conspiring in 2 murders.

Maurice Symonette was once a member of the Yahweh ben Yahweh cult, led by preacher, Hulon Mitchell Jr. -- who was federally charged in 1990 with conspiracy in multiple killings, one of which included a beheading in the Everglades. 

Symonette himself -- as well as at least 10 other cult members -- was charged in the '90s for allegedly conspiring to commit 2 murders ... this after his brother told jurors Michael helped beat one man and jammed a stick into another guy's eye. 

He was later found not guilty.

As we told you ... Symonette runs a website that's pretty out there -- accusing "ISIS & HILLARY RACE WAR PLOT TO KILL ALL BLACK & WHITE WOMEN OF AMERICA" ... among other racially charged allegations. 

Apparently, Blacksfortrump2020.com was just the tip of the iceberg for this dude. Good placement, team Trump.

Kate Major Super Racist, Homophobic Rant During Psych Hold

8/22/2017 2:08 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Michael Lohan's estranged wife, Kate Major, almost put Conrad Hilton's rant against cops to shame ... calling a black cop a "monkey" and a female officer a "dyke" ... this after threatening to murder the officers.

TMZ has obtained body cam and police cruiser footage of Kate's detainment last weekend, and she goes on an incredibly racist and homophobic tirade against the cops taking her in for an involuntary psychiatric evaluation.

She calls the black police officer in charge of the detainment a "monkey" multiple times in the video, and even invokes white supremacy into her rant. She also calls a female officer checking her for weapons a "dyke" ... all while sporting a bag over her head 'cause cops say she was spitting at them. 

We broke the story ... Kate was placed on a psych hold after she threatened to kill cops if they didn't find her kids, whom Michael had taken with him upon discovering she was drunk and belligerent at home.

We've obtained the audio of that 911 call as well ... it's all bad.

Billy Joel Wears Yellow Star of David Onstage ... Post-Charlottesville

8/22/2017 10:29 AM PDT

Billy Joel made a bold statement about the times we live in during a show by rocking the yellow Star of David ... this amid neo-Nazi rallies being held across the country.

Billy was performing Monday night at NYC's Madison Square Garden, and he bore a Star of David patch on both the breast of his coat as well as on his back. 

He was raised by Jewish parents, and has described himself as culturally Jewish.

The political move comes on the heels of a violent protest in Charlottesville, where one woman was killed by an alleged participant in the neo-Nazi rally ... when hordes of white supremacists and neo-Nazis took to the streets, chanting "Jews will not replace us!"

Jews were forced to wear the Star of David in Nazi-occupied Europe leading up to World War II ... which ultimately led to the extermination of 6 million Jews.

Billy didn't appear to directly address the patch Monday, but not much needs to be said here to get his point.

Richard Simmons 5 Reasons I'm Not Transgender

8/18/2017 3:56 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Richard Simmons broke out a list of reasons explaining why he's not transgender ... not that there's anything wrong with that.

Simmons filed new legal docs in his defamation suit against the National Enquirer listing the reasons why the tabloid got it wrong when it reported he was transitioning into a woman. Here are the reasons:

-- I am male
-- I am not transgender
-- I have never sought nor obtained any medical treatment or procedure designed to transition from male to female
-- I have never had breast implant surgery
-- I never consulted with any medical professional regarding sex reassignment surgery

As we reported ... Simmons sued the Enquirer's parent company -- American Media -- but the outlet fought back, saying that calling someone transgender is not an insult.

Simmons addresses that as well in the new docs, saying, "I fully support transgender individuals and their struggle to achieve acceptance and equality. Nonetheless, the false and fabricated claims that I was contemplating 'castration' and have had a 'boob job' have caused me extreme embarrassment."

We've reached out to American Media, so far no word back.

James Harrison I Never Threatened Anthem Protesters

8/18/2017 10:14 AM PDT
Breaking News

Pittsburgh Steelers badass James Harrison is opening up about how he REALLY feels about national anthem protesters ... in the wake of a fake threat attributed to him last week. 

The false quote whizzed around social media -- claiming Harrison said, "Anyone on my team sits for the anthem, they better be in a wheelchair."

He never said it. It was completely made up. 

But now, Harrison is telling The MMQB how he would feel if his teammates decided to follow guys like Marshawn Lynch and Michael Bennett

"That’s up to the individual ... if they feel like that’s something they want to do, that’s their right."

Deebo was victimized by a similar fake news post last season ... when a different account said he'd break any teammate's leg for following Colin Kaepernick's anthem protests. 

Kevin Durant on Trump: 'We Don't F*ck With Him'

8/17/2017 9:10 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Kevin Durant is standing next to LeBron James in his opposition of President Donald Trump -- saying, "We don't f*ck with him."

KD made the statement during the "Kevin Durant Day" parade in Prince George's County, Maryland -- which is about a 30 minute drive from the White House. 

With LeBron, Ray Allen, Dwyane Wade, Steve Nash and others going after Trump -- we asked Durant how he felt about that. 

"Hell yeah, hell yeah. That's how it's supposed to be. We don't f*ck with him."

LeBron has the been the strongest opponent of Trump -- even referring to him this week as our "So called president.'

Jermichael Finley Blasted By Baby Mama 'Don't Forget You're Black!'

8/17/2017 6:29 AM PDT
Breaking News

Jermichael Finley's baby mama just WENT OFF on the former NFL tight end for trashing guys like Marshawn Lynch and Colin Kaepernick over their protests ... telling him, "You are black!" 

The ex-Green Bay Packer really pissed off his ex, Courtney Finley, with comments he made on social media and TMZ Sports ... when he said the national anthem protests are more about self-promotion than social justice.

Courtney, who is white, blasted the guy in a scathing Twitter post saying ... 

"This serves as a reminder @jermichaelf88 in case you have forgotten; you are black."

"The athletes (foremost people) you are telling to sit down (or stand) and shut up are the very men that are protesting for your safety and equality in a country that has nearly revoked that right based on your skin color."

"As a biracial mother of 4 black boys, that have been left to be raised by a single mother, I have deep and desperate gratitude for those that use their platform to fight for our community's justice, safety, & equality."

Courtney says Jermichael's comments are "absurd" and "offensive" -- adding, "Don't be so pathetically thirsty for attention that you choose to devalue another man's motives."

"Don't choose to be so insulting and imply professional athletes have no place in changing the world."

"Most importantly, don't forget to look in the mirror and see that you too are black and have an obligation to derail racism as best you can for yourself and others."

"If you don't want to be part of the resolution to the racial inequalities in this country that's on you, but for the sake of our 4 sons, don't be part of the problem. I pray you will reevaluate your stance."

[h/t BSO

Taylor Swift Butt Groper I Can't Get a Job I'll Even Work for Free!!!

8/16/2017 1:55 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The ex-radio DJ who lost big in the Taylor Swift ass-grabbing trial is desperate for a gig in radio -- so much so ... he'll work for free.

David Mueller says he's put plenty of feelers out, but so far no bites. He's so desperate he's willing to start at the bottom again and do what interns do at radio stations ... as in, "caller, you're next."

He thinks right now his face is poison ... even though it's radio, but he has a solution for that.

Charlottesville Victim's Mom Speaks At Memorial ... Neo-Nazis Won't Shut Her Up

8/16/2017 10:20 AM PDT
Breaking News

Heather Heyer's mother says the white supremacists and hate groups responsible for her daughter's death didn't shut her up ... they made her message that much louder. 

Susan Bro gave a powerful speech Wednesday at her daughter's memorial service in Charlottesville's Paramount Theater, and served up a rallying cry for what her daughter died for ... standing up against hate.

Susan told a packed room ... "They tried to kill my child to shut her up. Well guess what? You just magnified her." She added ... if people continue Heather's legacy of fighting racism and hate, it'd make her daughter's death worthwhile. 

Susan ended with a powerful message ... "I'd rather have my child. But, by golly, if I gotta give her up, we're gonna make it count." 

20-year-old James Alex Fields Jr. -- an alleged neo-Nazi sympathizer -- has been charged with murder in connection to the crime.

Susan did not address Donald Trump's controversial remarks regarding blame in Charlottesville on "both sides" ... but the Prez did mention Heather today. 

ESPN's Byron Scott: Fantasy Auction Sketch Is 'Unacceptable'

8/16/2017 9:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

ESPN analyst Byron Scott says the fantasy football auction sketch that aired on the network is "unacceptable" ... but he's not calling for the producer to get fired. 

The network has already apologized for the sketch which showed a white man auctioning off players (many of them black) to a white crowd. Critics say it resembled a slave auction. 

Stars like Kevin Durant and Odell Beckham made it clear the sketch was NOT cool with them. 

So, we asked Scott -- who often appears on ESPN's "The Jump" -- how he felt about the situation. 

"It is unacceptable ... I thought we've come a lot further than we have. Obviously we have not. We have a ways to go."

Scott says he hopes the producer of the segment can learn from his mistakes. 

With Scott being an avid golfer, we also asked the NBA legend if he would ever play on a Trump course.

Hint: Don't book a tee time at Doral any time soon ... 

T.I. on Trump KKK Came Callin' 'F*** Him!'

8/16/2017 6:37 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Count T.I. in the chorus of people who believe Donald Trump is in bed with white supremacists and neo-Nazis.

We got Tip at LAX Tuesday and asked what he made of Trump's flip-flop on Charlottesville.

Welp, T.I. doesn't mince words -- or cool sayings either -- to slam DT for what many are calling his worst moment yet as President.

In short ... T.I. didn't expect anything less. And it sounds like he's going with YG on this one. 

Tim Brown I'm Against Marshawn's Protest 'Why Bring This Negativity?'

8/15/2017 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Tim Brown is against Marshawn Lynch's national anthem protest -- telling TMZ Sports, "Why bring negativity to this incredible, positive situation?"

Brown is a Raiders icon -- one of the greatest players in franchise history who's still very involved with the team. 

So, we asked #81 how he felt about Oakland's star running back taking a seat during the anthem at the pre-season game in Arizona this weekend. Brown didn't hold back. 

"Why man? Why bring this to yourself? He has the perfect thing going on in Oakland. Why bring negativity to this incredible positive situation? ... I just don't get it."

"I understand these guys man, they're trying to make statements and they're trying to be a part of this world but football is where people go to get away from that stuff."

Brown says he's confident Raiders honchos would support Marshawn's causes any way the team could outside the stadium ... but he just feels the political and social statements don't belong at work. 

7:36 AM PT -- Tim Brown believes his comments are being misunderstood. 

He believes his points are expressed better in the context of the full interview and has asked us to post the entire 8 minutes. So, here it is. 

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