*Ice Cube has responded to the backlash over the alleged anti-Semitic images he posted on Twitter.
Fans were quick to slam the rapper/actor over what they deemed to be offensive imagery of Jewish men with exaggerated facial features. One image showed the men playing Monopoly on the backs of Black folks, per PEOPLE. The other image touted the conspiracy theory that the “Black Cube of Saturn” lies within the Star of David.
“F— THE NEW NORMAL UNTIL THEY FIX THE OLD NORMAL!” Ice Cube wrote alongside the Monopoly image on June 6.
Several Twitter users immediately responded to the post, asking Cube to delete the memes.
“Cube, this is an Anti-Semitic trope,” one Twitter user responded. “Please take it down as it suggests Jews control everything. And trust me, we don’t. Because if Jews controlled everything, I would be rich af & Donald Trump would be in prison #DoBetter.”
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Ice Cube ain’t under shit…stop trying to change the narrative. https://t.co/dT1mDxCZ4k
— Ice Cube (@icecube) June 11, 2020
No Fear, no mercy for anybody who still wants to try to hold us back. pic.twitter.com/l2jvOPjYbc
— Ice Cube (@icecube) June 11, 2020
Another commenter added, “Hi Cube. I’m sure you didn’t realize, but that’s a famous anti-Semitic meme you posted. Please take it down. Jews stand with you. I know you wouldn’t mean to fight hate with more hate. #BlackLivesMatter.”
Writer Roxane Gay said that it is “impossible to take you seriously with regards to social justice or,.. anything when you post anti-Semitic imagery. What the f— are you doing?”
“hey can you maybe not be antisemitic,” another Twitter user said in response to Cube’s post.
Ice Cube seemed to respond to the criticism on Wednesday and denied that his Twitter account was hacked.
“This is CUBE. My account has not been hacked. I speak for no organization. I only speak for the meek people of thee earth. We will not expect crumbles from your table. We have to power of almighty God backing us all over the earth. NO MORE TALKING. Repent,” he tweeted.
He also retweeted a PEOPLE article titled “Ice Cube Under Fire for Tweeting Anti-Semitic Images and Conspiracy Theories,” and captioned his post, “Ice Cube ain’t under shit…stop trying to change the narrative.”
Breakfast Club’s Angela Yee Expands from Radio to Television
*Angela Yee, co-host of the ultra-popular national radio syndicated program “The Breakfast Club” can now also be seen on television.
Yee is host of her new television show, “Established with Angela Yee.” The celebrity-interview driven program, which streams on Fox Soul, can be viewed on Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.
“I came up with the title ‘Established with Angela Yee’ because I really want to celebrate people’s wins and not make it about ‘gotcha’ interviews,” Yee told the NY Post. “I want the interviews to be more about milestones and pivotal career moments.”
Yee’s first guest was Method Man, who she once worked with when she was an intern for Wu-Tang Clan.
“I would describe my interviewing style as very conversational – it feels like you’re just kicking it,” Yee explains. “I always have certain questions in my head and I always make sure I ask.”
Yee has a “wish list” of celebrities she would like to interview. Lil Kim and Miss Elliot are at the top of the list.
In addition to her new television program, Yee owns Juice for Life, a juice bar in Brooklyn. She also continues to co-host The Breakfast Club on Power 101.5 FM, with DJ Envy and Charlamagne tha God. As far as her future on The Breakfast Club, especially when her contract is up for renewal next year, Yee won’t reveal her plans.
“The guys have all signed up and are ready to go so they’ll be there,” Yee says. “It’s always ‘it is what it is’ during contract negotiation time. I feel like sometimes I take on a lot, but I put. 100 percent in everything that I do. I’m at the point of my life where I can do what I want. I’m just a fan of seizing the moment.”
Alicia Keys Announces Launch of Her MasterClass [VIDEO]
*Alicia Keys has teamed with MasterClass to share her songwriting approach in an online-video class.
Keys’ class is available through the $180 annual subscription plan, which generally consists of more than 3 hours of lessons. The plan also gives users access to the full catalog of 90-plus classes.
Here’s more from AOL:
In the 19 video lessons, the 15-time Grammy winner will teach a class on songwriting and producing, in which she’ll share her philosophies on how to unlock authenticity, empathy and vulnerability.
Shot in her personal studio, Keys will take members through her entire process, starting with developing lyrics at the piano in the Live Room, recording and layering vocals in the Iso Booth, and finally, arranging sonics in the Control Room.
Our newest instructor has sold more than 40 million albums and connected with audiences worldwide with her powerful music. Now she’s sitting down with you to share her creative process.
— MasterClass (@MasterClass) November 24, 2020
“I cannot stress enough the power you have when you’re truly confident in yourself,” Keys said in announcing the class. “In my MasterClass, I’m excited to connect on a different level. We’re gonna talk about what I’ve learned, my process and how to access what’s inside of you, so you can connect and get it out into the world.”
Watch the trailer for Keys’ MasterClass course.
Other music classes on MasterClass include: Usher, Christina Aguilera, Timbaland, St. Vincent, Sheila E., Danny Elfman, Reba McEntire, Jake Shimabukuro, Itzhak Perlman, Carlos Santana, Herbie Hancock and Hans Zimmer.
Duchess Meghan Opens Up About Miscarriage: ‘I Tried to Imagine How We’d Heal’
*Meghan, Britain’s Duchess of Sussex, revealed in an essay published in the New York Times on Wednesday that she suffered a miscarriage in July.
The former actress and wife of Prince Harry said the moment occurred while she was caring for her son Archie.
“I knew, as I clutched my firstborn child, that I was losing my second,” Meghan wrote, describing how she felt a sharp cramp, and dropped to the floor while holding her son.
“Hours later, I lay in a hospital bed, holding my husband’s hand. I felt the clamminess of his palm and kissed his knuckles, wet from both our tears,” she wrote. “Staring at the cold white walls, my eyes glazed over. I tried to imagine how we’d heal.”
Meghan added: “Sitting in a hospital bed, watching my husband’s heart break as he tried to hold the shattered pieces of mine, I realized that the only way to begin to heal is to first ask, “Are you OK?”
“I knew, as I clutched my firstborn child, that I was losing my second,” Meghan Markle writes about her miscarriage. Today, we are sharing an essay by the Duchess of Sussex about the loss that she and Prince Harry suffered earlier this year. https://t.co/xCJbgPgufq
— New York Times Opinion (@nytopinion) November 25, 2020
“Losing a child means carrying an almost unbearable grief, experienced by many but talked about by few,” she wrote.
“In the pain of our loss, my husband and I discovered that in a room of 100 women, 10 to 20 of them will have suffered from miscarriage. Yet despite the staggering commonality of this pain, the conversation remains taboo, riddled with (unwarranted) shame, and perpetuating a cycle of solitary mourning,” Meghan continued.
The duchess is receiving an outpouring of love on social media, with author Elizabeth Day writing on Twitter: “Chrissy Teigen and the Duchess of Sussex speaking openly about something that historically has given women so much pain, shame and trauma, is a game-changing step.
“I, and countless others, am so grateful to them. Beyond that, I simply want to tell them: I am so, so sorry.”
Prince Harry reportedly told the royal family about his wife’s miscarriage in the summer and they were “very supportive,” a royal expert says, Newsweek reports.
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