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Kanye West and Nick Cannon Respond to Stephanie Mills Calling Them ‘Paid Slaves’ [WATCH]

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*Kanye West and Nick Cannon have responded to singer Stephanie Mills calling them “paid slaves”.

Mills went viral last month after she shared her thoughts on West running for president and Cannon supporting the rapper’s campaign. She took to her Instagram account to weigh in on the national conversation about Ye’s White House goals. She captioned her video: “My stance on #KanyeWest and #NickCannon and our culture”

In the clip, she first addressed West’s mental state.

“I’d like to say a couple of things about Kanye West and Nick Cannon. First, I know that Kanye is suffering mentally.  I know that he is swinging high and low, and I really pray and hope that he gets help,” Mills said, thejasminebrand.com reports. 

She continued, “But I must say that I am disappointed because if he’s trying to help our community, but running for President, it’s not helping out our community.  He’s not qualified, to be President, neither is the person that’s in the White House at this time.”

Mills went on to call Kanye a “distraction.”

Watch her video below.

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“Kanye is a distraction, and we’re living in some really, really trying times, where we don’t need distractions. What we need is for Kanye to get help.  To get on medication, to see a therapist, and to get help,”  she said. 

Moving on to Nick Cannon, Mills had this to say: “Nick Cannon, now you? I don’t understand, because I saw you at Pops’ when he gave his speech at his talk, in Chicago not long ago.  And then for you to come out and do what you did, like supporting Kanye.  What is that? What is that? I don’t understand it. Kanye’s being paid to do what he’s doing, now are we to believe that you’re also being paid to be a distraction? You guys are acting like little boys in a sandbox with toys.” 

Adding,  “But being that you’re acting like that, as a mother, I would like to say take your toys, go home, and sit down, and get help and get therapy.  Nick you should know better, because you’ve learned and listened to the teachings, so you should know better, ’cause I just saw you.  So I just think that, people are losing their homes, people can’t pay their rent, people cannot buy food for their children or their family.  We have no time for you two to be out here, acting like little paid slaves, I said it.”

Mills concluded her message with, “I wish everybody well. I wish that we weren’t in these times. But you must know that God is God and you have to keep your hands in His hands. And don’t be fearful.  Fear is your worst enemy, do not be fearful,” she said.  

“Just trust that God is the best knower, okay? I send everyone love, peace, and we’re going to get through this. And on the other side of this is going to be very good. I’m optimistic about it. And I have no fear. So I want everyone to have a peaceful Sunday, listen to music let the sun hit your face.”

Nick and Kanye responded to songstress during a conversation on Cannon’s podcast. 

“They’ve called both of us coons.  They’ve called us crazy.  They’ve called, these, all of these names.  Like I saw somebody I love dearly, Stephanie Mills said that you and I are ‘paid slaves’ and playing and acting like we’re toys, or playing with our toys and we need to take our toys and go back home,’” Cannon said.

“My last name’s a slave name.  Where is home, exactly, Stephanie?,” West responds. 

“People keep on saying I think that y’all, you and Republicans are in cahoots,” said Ye. 

“They’re saying that they’re paying you to do what you’re doing to be a distraction,” Cannon responds. 

Kanye fires back with, “Bro.  Can’t nobody pay me. I got more money than Trump.”

Watch their conversation below:

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Lawsuit Accuses Ed Sheeran of Copyright Infringement of Marvin Gaye’s ‘Let’s Get It On’

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*British pop star Ed Sheeran is being sued for copyright infringement for lifting parts of Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On” for his track “Thinking Out Loud.” 

The 1973 song was co-written by Ed Townsend, whose family filed a lawsuit against Sheeran in 2016, accusing him of lifting the “melody, harmony and rhythmic components” from Gaye’s track, per ABC News

Sheeran initially responded to the suit by claiming public domain gave him permission to use the chord progressions and drum patterns for “Let’s Get It On.”

During a hearing on Tuesday in front of Sony Records, Townsend’s daughter was joined by music icon George Clinton to fight for Black artists.

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“These offenses aren’t just taking place in the streets against black individuals in this country. They’re taking place in the boardrooms. They’re taking place in meetings where there’s no representation,” said Keisha Rice, the attorney for Kathryn Townsend.

“Theft and bullying has been the only priority of the record labels’ agenda. It stops today, Sony, Atlantic and all the rest of them. We’re coming for our 40 acres and a mule plus and interest. And know that we’re not going to be silent. It don’t stop till my casket drop,” said Kathryn Townsend.

“Theft of the music is the new sharecroppers,” said George Clinton. “Not only do they take the music and the land back, they take the 40 acres and the mule back. They get it all from the money that’s being made from IP (intellectual property). So the artists don’t have a chance. I have 20 artists in my band who never got paid for all those samples you heard.”

The hearing for the lawsuit against Sheeran has a trial date set for Nov. 9.

Townsend’s estate is seeking songwriting credit and a portion of the profits from Sheeran’s song.

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Outrage Over Barkley & Shaq Siding with Cops in Breonna Taylor Case / WATCH

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*Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal are catching heat on social media after saying the police killing of Breonna Taylor is different from George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery.

“It’s just bad the young lady lost her life, but we do have to take into account that her boyfriend did shoot at the cops and shot a cop,” Barkley said during NBA on TNT, referencing Taylor’s boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, who fired a warning shot at people he thought were breaking into the home. 

“So, like I said, even though I’m really sorry she lost her life, I don’t think we can just put this in the same situation as George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery.” 

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Barkley is now facing a flood of angry comments from social media users. And so is Shaq, after he agreed with the NBA star’s comments. 

“I have to agree with Charles, this one is sort of lumped in,” O’Neal said. “You have to get a warrant signed and some states do allow no-knock warrants. And everyone was asking for murder charges. When you talk about murder, you have to show intent. A homicide occurred and we’re sorry a homicide occurred. When you have a warrant signed by the judge, you are doing your job, and I would imagine that you would fire back.”

Barkley went on to condemn calls to abolish and defund the police.

“I hear these fools on TV talk about ‘defund the police,’ we need police reform and prison reform and things like that because you know who ain’t gonna defund the cops, white neighborhoods and rich neighborhoods,” he said. “So that notion that they keep saying that,  I’m like wait a minute who are Black people supposed to call? Ghostbusters? We need police reform.”

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Viral Photo Shows Former NBA Star Delonte West Homeless, Begging for Money

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*A photo of former NBA star Delonte West has gone viral, showing him dirty and apparently homeless while begging for money. 

Now the league and his former coach Doc Rivers, and the NBA Players Association have offered to help the 37-year-old. 

The photo was reportedly taken in Dallas, and shows West holding a sign while standing on the side of the road. He allegedly asked fans for money on the street.

TMZ reports that Rivers, the NBA and his former college teammate Jameer Nelson have attempted to get in touch with him to offer aid. 

READ MORE: Delonte West’s Former Teammates Offer Help Following Disturbing Video of His Public Beat Down

Earlier this year, West was filmed receiving a beatdown on a busy street, and later handcuffed shirtless and bloody on a city curb, shouting expletives. At the time, the NBA, his former coach and teammates spoke out about supporting West and his family.

Following the incident, Aaron Goodwin, West’s ex agent, told TMZ that the former athlete was recovering with family members.

Phil Martelli, who coached West and Nelson at Saint Joseph’s, also wrote on Twitter that he and others “are reaching out to our basketball network to get the professional help Delonte needs. This is so very painful.”

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West last played in the NBA for the Dallas Mavericks during the 2011-12 season. He previously told The Post’s Rick Maese that doctors diagnosed his bipolar disorder in 2008.

Boston Celtics GM Danny Ainge said he tried to help West in the past.

“Delonte has obviously some troubles and some trials that he’s trying to deal with in his life, and I just hope that he can fix his life and get back on a good path,” Ainge said in January.

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