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Keith Sweat Won't Proclaim He's the King of R&B ... Jacquees Weighs In Again

12/16/2018 10:42 AM PST
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Jacquees was happy to re-crown himself as the reigning King of R&B -- even in front of rhythm and blues royalty like Keith Sweat ... who bit his tongue around the youngin'.

We got Keith backstage Saturday at the V-103 Winterfest concert at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, where we asked him to confirm definitively ... he is THE King of R&B, right? Keith?? Don't leave us hangin', man!!! Get this ... he denies any such title.

Luckily, Jacquees wasn't too far away and scurried on over to chime in on the debate (again) that's been raging for about a week now. He doubles down ... saying he's this generation's KoR&B, and got very specific with the age demographic. 

While Keith didn't completely check Jacq on the claim as he, perhaps, could have -- Lord knows others did -- KS does remind him ... nobody gets the bag like me, kid.

Oprah No Way Would I Host Oscars

12/15/2018 7:32 AM PST
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Oprah Winfrey was an icon of few words Friday night ... in fact, she was an icon of just one word ... "NO!"

We got O in New York City entering the Whitby Hotel and asked if she'd be open to hosting the Oscars if the Academy asked her. Her thumbs-down answer is unequivocal, but the way she delivers it is even more telling.

It seems like a no-win for just about anyone who takes the gig after the Kevin Hart debacle. Hart is still taking heat for his homophobic comments years ago, and the Academy is also taking a beating for putting its collective finger up and seeing which way the wind was blowing. 

As you know, the Academy tapped Kevin for the job, knowing full well he had made homophobic comments -- they had been widely reported in the past. When people started criticizing the choice, the Academy got immediately righteous and demanded another apology.  

Prada 'Sambo' Figurine ... Triggers Cries of Racism

12/15/2018 8:06 AM PST

Prada just pulled a bonehead blunder that a lot of people are calling racist.

The high-end Manhattan shop put this purse in its window with a Sambo-like doll attached. People went nuts on social media once the image was posted. Some felt it resembled a Sambo figure ... others say it resembled a monkey and some felt it was a cross between the two.

It's pretty incredible that the folks at Prada were this tone-deaf because it's hard to imagine how they didn't see the wave of criticism that would befall them. 

The company issued a statement Friday saying it "abhors racist imagery." It went on to say the figure was meant as "fantasy charms." It's clearly a bad fantasy.

The figurines have been 86'd from Prada.  

Cris Cyborg Karate Kicks UFC Fighter In Nads ... Three Times!!!

12/14/2018 2:06 PM PST
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A UFC fighter learned the new armor for his man jewels works just fine ... and it's all 'cause of Cris Cyborg's powerful kicks!!!

Here's the deal ... UFC's Don Madge was in a gym recently and wanted to try out his new cup -- so he asked Cyborg for a helping foot.

Cris reared back and went to kick the dude pretty hard -- but Madge was having none of that ... pulling away at the last second and screaming, "That was way too hard!!"

Don didn't let that deter him ... he asked for more from the UFC superstar -- and Cyborg delivered -- TWICE!!!

Good news for Madge ... his genitals remained intact and seemingly unharmed -- and looks like he's found a solid cup for his next fight.

As for Cyborg ... you can watch her kick someone FOR REAL in just a few days -- her mega-fight with Amanda Nunes is all set for Dec. 29!!!

Jenelle Evans' Husband Posts Threatening Gun Videos After Secret Service Visit

12/14/2018 11:58 AM PST

Jenelle Evans' husband says the Secret Service came to his home to question him about his gun-related social media posts directed at President Trump, but if they come back without a warrant ... he's not afraid to shoot the "motherf*****s."

David Eason just shared a series of gun-crazed vids that starts with what looks like a Secret Service vehicle leaving his property. The former 'Teen Mom' star claims they showed up unannounced because he posted a photo of bump stocks and hashtagged Trump and Nancy Pelosi ... which they deemed a threat.

Jenelle's husband explains he did that simply because the 2 want to ban bump stocks -- which he's strongly against -- but he wasn't threatening harm. It's interesting, though ... because he follows it up with a vid of himself shooting a target with a high-powered gun at close range.

He also went on a tirade about his, um, affection for guns and protecting his property ... making it clear he won't hesitate to shoot future trespassers and has PLENTY of ammunition to do so.

Seriously ... so much ammunition that he compared his home to a military base.

The unhinged vids come on the heels of another disturbing incident at the couple's North Carolina home in October, in which Jenelle made a hysterical 911 call claiming David attacked her and broke her collarbone.

She denied being in an abusive relationship days later, and Eason also shared a video showing everything was fine with their family.

We've reached out to the Secret Service ... so far, no word back.

Kanye & Kim K To Drake ... DON'T THREATEN OUR FAMILY

12/14/2018 8:37 AM PST
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8:05 AM PT -- We just got Kanye out in NYC, and he's a LOT less chatty than he was Thursday night on Twitter. We asked him about the threats Drake made and he flashed us a big smile before sprinting to his car. 

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian claim Drake has threatened to hurt their family -- and they're warning the rapper that if anything happens ... there will be hell to pay. 

Long story short ... Kanye claims Drake called him on the phone Thursday and threatened physical harm. 

"You threatened the safety of me and my family," Kanye posted on Twitter ... adding, "Never threaten north saint and Chicago’s dad bro."

Kim Kardashian entered the fray at 2:30 AM on Friday morning -- saying, "Drake Never threaten my husband or our family. He paved the way for there to be a Drake."

She added, "My husband is the most brilliant person, the most genius person that I know. He has broken so many boundaries, everything from music, stage design, fashion and culture and will continue to change the world."

So, how did this whole thing start?

Kanye posted a screenshot of his phone on Thursday that allegedly showed that someone from Drakes's team had reached out to clear one of Ye's songs for a project. 

Kanye was upset because Drake has taken shots at him in various tracks recently -- yet still reached out to use his music -- and Kanye felt Drake was being a fraud. 

Then, the Twitter storm began ... with Kanye going off on his issues with Drake. 

"Been trying to meet with you for 6 months bro," Kanye said ... " You sneak dissing on [Travis Scott] records and texting [Kris Jenner] talking bout how’s the family."

Kanye says Drake eventually called him to talk Thursday night -- but it didn't go well.

 

"Drake called trying to threatened me." 

Kanye then issued this warning -- "So drake if anything happens to me or anyone from my family you are the first suspect. So cut the tough talk."

Kanye said Drake is running around like he's 2Pac with no regard for human life or Kanye's family and acting like he's a hardcore gangster. 

"You trying to be a bully. I never been bullied in my life and I never will be.  That’s why I made it this far in a pink polo."

Despite the anger, Kanye tried to issue an olive branch at one point -- "I’m Ye bro Remember that I love you I would never intentionally hurt you That’s what I’ve been saying to you."

"You would be so sad if anything ever happened to me."

"I’m up for talking. We need to show all of these fans that black men can@talk without someone ending up dead or in jail."

"You are disrespectful to all people with mental health conditions so this is an opportunity for growth."

Drake hasn't said much publicly -- only posting some emojis on Instagram showing some crying/laughing faces. 

Kanye has seemingly calmed down and is now at a meeting at J.P. Morgan Chase and Co. 

Guessing this situation ain't going away any time soon. 

Stay tuned ... 

Miss USA Kisses And Makes Up WIth Miss Vietnam ... After Mocking Her For Not Speaking English

12/13/2018 5:35 PM PST

Reigning Miss USA Sarah Rose Summers appears to be making good on her promise to smooth things over with a couple competitors she openly mocked for not speaking her tongue.

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Miss Australia Francesca Hung just posted an Instagram picture with a bunch of Miss Universe contestants ... and as you can see, Sarah is getting a big smooch from Vietnam's H'Hen Nie

Sarah's got Miss Cambodia Rern Sinat on her other side, meaning she's flanked by the two women she ridiculed for not speaking English. 

Controversy started brewing even before the Miss Universe pageant officially began ... when Sarah, Miss Colombia Valeria Morales and Francesca went on social media and started gossiping about other contestants. 

Sarah directed xenophobic insults at the contestants from Vietnam and Cambodia ... all because they weren't speaking English. 

Facing mounting backlash, Sarah apologized for the nasty comments and promised to apologize in person to her targets. It appears she's done so, and hopefully it's all water under the bridge. 

Chelsea Soccer Team Condemns Fans Over Anti-Semitic Chant

12/13/2018 3:34 PM PST
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The famous Chelsea soccer team has issued a harsh statement ripping fans who used an anti-Semitic chant during a game in Budapest on Thursday ... calling it "abhorrent."

Chelsea was playing Tottenham in a Europa League game -- but minutes into the game, several fans were heard singing a chant that used anti-Jewish slurs. 

"Barcelona, Real Madrid, Tottenham are a bunch of Yids ... Yiddos."

FYI, Yid is a derogatory term for a Jewish person. 

A rep for Chelsea issued a statement blasting the bigots -- saying, "Anti-Semitism and any other kind of race-related or religious hatred is abhorrent to this club and the overwhelming majority of our fans."

"It has no place at Chelsea or in any of our communities."

"Any individuals that can't summon the brain-power to comprehend this simple message and are found to have shamed the club by using anti-semitism or racist words or actions will face the strongest possible action from the club."

Story developing ... 

Jennifer Lopez Pretty (Long Ass Dress) in Pink ... For New Movie Premiere

12/13/2018 7:00 AM PST

Jennifer Lopez was front and center for the world premiere of her new movie ... and, eventually, the rest of her dress caught up with her.

J Lo showed out in an extravagant pink tulle high-low gown Wednesday night in NYC for the debut of her flick, "Second Act." As you can tell, the outfit was over-the-top -- with a loooong trail of fabric she had to be mindful of as she posed for pics.

That said, would you expect anything less from Jenny? She's kinda famous for moments like this ... just sayin'. And hey, the fashion choice paid off ... folks were wowed.

As much room as Jen had out on the red carpet of the Regal Union Square Theatre to strut her stuff, she looked a bit cramped in the car with A-Rod on the way over ... where the ruffles from the dress looked like a whole other person occupying the seat next to her. 

Sometimes ya gotta sit tight to go out in style, we suppose.

Charlamagne Tha God Sorry, Jacquees ... You're Not the Real King of R&B

12/12/2018 4:20 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

4:20 PM PT -- Charlamagne Tha God has weighed in on the debate, and he's also giving the throne to Chris Brown ... but says he's gotta share it with someone. 

We got Charlamagne Wednesday in NYC and he told us anyone calling themselves the King of R&B is spreading fake news, and he called out a long list of offenders. Sorry, guys. 

Check out the clip for Charlamagne's pick for co-king ... plus his wild take on the Kardashian clan.

Jacquees jumped the gun when he declared himself the best R&B artist of his generation, because the crown still belongs to Chris Brown ... this according to Tank.

We asked the R&B veteran for his reaction to Jacquees' bold statement, and Tank tells us no one even comes close to CB in terms of talent and hardware. Sorry, Jacquees, ya still got some work to do in the eyes of your peers. 

But, don't get it twisted, Tank isn't hating on the young singer for hyping himself ... he thinks Jacquees can handle the pressure that comes with this kind of controversial statement. 

We also talked to him about fans cutting R. Kelly out of the convo. Tank admits the sexual abuse allegations make it tough for Kelly but, personally, he's not ready to dismiss him -- at least, musically.

Originally Published -- 11:08 AM PST

Kodak Black Walks Out of Hot 97 Interview ... As Ebro Talks Sex Case

12/12/2018 2:05 PM PST

Kodak Black isn't gonna sit for anyone bringing up the most serious criminal charge he's facing -- an alleged sexual assault -- and he proved it by walking out in the middle of a Hot 97 interview.

During the "Ebro in the Morning" interview, recorded Wednesday, the Florida rapper chopped it up with Ebro for about 15 minutes before things went south. Ebro brought up Kodak's South Carolina case that's heading to trial in the spring -- and his mood immediately changed.

Check out the clip -- Ebro doesn't say anything overtly offensive, but definitely wanted to make a point about how seriously he considers sexual assault allegations. Ebro's co-host, Peter Rosenberg, tried to change the subject ... but Kodak couldn't be calmed down, and stormed out.

As we reported ... Kodak was indicted on sexual misconduct charges well over a year ago. He's accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl in a hotel. Prosecutors claim he pushed her into a wall, onto a bed and then proceeded to assault her ... allegedly biting her neck and breast before forcibly having sex with her.

He's facing up to 30 years in prison if convicted.

Jennifer Lopez Mom Clocked By Unruly Fans ... As J Lo Signs Autographs

12/12/2018 11:21 AM PST

Jennifer Lopez's mother is one tough cookie, because she kept on truckin' after taking an elbow to the side of her head while her daughter was getting mobbed by fans. 

It was a wild scene Wednesday outside Sirius Radio in New York, where J Lo and her mom were swarmed by fans upon arrival.

The video is crazy ... you see Jennifer trying to navigate her way through the crowd with her mother in tow, when someone reaches in and clocks Guadalupe Rodriguez with a nasty elbow to the dome.

J Lo looks super pissed and concerned as Guadalupe tries to shake it off, holding her right hand up to her head as they try like hell to escape the mob. 

We're told Jennifer won't be hitting the streets again when they leave Sirius ... and we can't blame her. 

Matt Damon No Hard Feelings ... Dining with Ben's Ex-GF

12/12/2018 7:12 AM PST

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck are like brothers, so our eyebrows went north when we saw this pic of Matt hanging out with Ben's ex after a bad breakup.

Matt broke bread with Lindsay Shookus Tuesday night for an 'SNL' bash at Lattanzi Restaurant in NYC. You're looking at the 2 of them leaving, and Matt seemed to divert more smoothly than Jason Bourne ever did on screen.

By all accounts, Ben's drinking played a big role in the breakup. TMZ broke the story Ben decided he needed help and went to rehab. He's been out for a while and is now clean and sober. 

Considering Matt is hosting 'SNL' this coming Saturday, it might just be a business thing that Ben and Lindsay were both at the same party -- Lindsay's a producer for the show. Matt, of course, also slayed as Brett Kavanaugh on 'SNL' this year, so they clearly have had interactions on the set. 

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