*Kanye West and Nick Cannon have shared part 2 of their candid interview about God, Trump, race and Ye’s presidential run.
The rapper also revealed what went down during his meeting with Jared Kushner.
“I don’t care if we got ice cream, I can meet with whoever I want,” Kanye told Nick. “You know why? Because I’m free. And so many Black people—so many people—are just not free. I have the freedom to vote for who I want. I have the freedom to meet with whoever I want.”
West also claimed he wants to meet with Joe Biden.
“I’m fine to meet with Biden,” West said. “I would meet with anybody. I love everybody. Jesus loves everybody.”
When it comes to his White House goals, Ye said even if it doesn’t happen this year, “I shall be president at some point in our lifetime.”
He added, “The reason why I know that I will eventually—eventually could be three months, eventually could be three and a half years—the reason why I eventually will make a great president is because I’m sensitive. I’m here. I’m here to serve.”
West went on to say… “If I hadn’t of run for president, I wouldn’t have been in South Carolina,” Kanye said, referring to his first-ever presidential rally. It was during this event that he broke down while revealing he and wife Kim Kardashian initially contemplated aborting their firstborn, North West. “God wouldn’t of broke me down and had the media ridicule me in this way.”
Kanye continued, “To be ridiculed for crying for your daughter…the world needed to see me. The world needed to see themselves; the fact that they would do that. But also I needed to see myself.”
“I’ve had to be so strong that I didn’t even know that I could break down,” Kanye later added. “I’ve been through so much, I didn’t know that I could break down.”
Elsewhere in the conversation, he recalls a conversation the had with Kim about race in America.
“I remember spending three hours explaining what the white voice was to my wife. Because for her, it’s just her voice. Just the voice,” he began. “I had to explain that in order to get a job—if you want a job downtown—you have to act white. And you could lose your job if you acted Black.”
He continued, “But the thing is, you not acting if you ‘act Black.’ You’re actually being yourself. So your existence, just to be able to pay for your wellbeing, you literally have to act like a white person.”
Scroll up and hear more from Kanye about it via the YouTube clip above.
Disney Casts Yara Shahidi as Tinkerbell in Live-Action ‘Peter Pan’ Film
*Yara Shahidi has been cast to portray Tinkerbell in Disney’s live-action “Peter Pan” flick.
Deadline reports that this marks the first time the beloved character has been played by a Black person or person of color.
Helmed by David Lowery, Shahidi will be joining Jude Law, who will take on the role of Captain Hook, Alexander Molony and Ever Anderson who are playing title characters.
The film is expected to debut in theaters.
In a 2016 Teen Vogue interview, Shahidi noted how she became “representation for myself” at a young age after she modeled for Mattel and Disney.
“Some of my childhood modeling jobs were with Mattel and Disney, so I’d go into the Disney store and literally see me,” she told the publication. “My family was cleaning up the garage, and I found these life-size cutouts of 6-year-old me as the black Tinkerbell, black Cinderella, you name it, which is hilarious. But being the black version of so many characters brought up problems. I was happy to be black, but at the same time there were moments of, ‘Why is this a separate collection?’ There was this realization that being black meant I was the ‘off-brand’ version because Cinderella wasn’t made to look like me.”
News of her Tinkerbell casting coincides with the announcement that Mattel is relaunching Shahidi’s collectable Shero doll to educate young voters and encourage them to cast a ballot in the November election.
As noted by PEOPLE, Shahidi’s doll wears a gray suit with a Tory Burch “vote” graphic tee underneath. The doll’s packaging has a QR code that links to voter registration resource WeVoteNext and comes with an “I Voted” sticker on her black leather backpack.
“I’m honored to be repping all the young ones as a Barbie Role Model,” Shahidi wrote on Instagram when the doll was initially revealed. “Let’s continue to inspire the next generation and each other. We need your voices and are watching you all Blossom and shine!”
Shahidi’s collectible doll “empowers the next generation of voters to stand up for what they believe in, emphasizes the importance of using one’s voice at every age, and shows young voters how they hold the power to help shape a better future,” a Barbie press release states.
Mariah Carey’s Memoir Claims Sister Drugged & Offered Her to A Pimp At Age 12 / WATCH
*As #MariahCarey’s memoir “The Meaning of Mariah Carey” is approaching release, more excerpts from the book are being shared to the anticipating public.
Most Mariah fans are excited to learn more about the intimate inner works and personal life experiences of the superstar singer songwriter. Mariah tells it’s all in the upcoming book, including allegations of abuse by her older sister.
So far from the snippets of Mariah’s memoir we have learned that her lavish baths aren’t just for relaxation, but also a place where Mariah gains musical inspiration. Fans also got a piece of vulnerability from Mariah when she recently sat down with Oprah Winfrey on “The Oprah Conversation”…
WHAT’S GOING ON WITH THIS? Lawsuit Accuses Ed Sheeran of Copyright Infringement of Marvin Gaye’s ‘Let’s Get It On’
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TSR Staff: Cheyenne @thechocolatediva _________________________________________________ As #MariahCarey’s memoir “The Meaning of Mariah Carey” is approaching release, more excerpts from the book are being shared to the anticipating public. Most Mariah fans are excited to learn more about the intimate inner works and personal life experiences of the superstar singer songwriter. Mariah tells it’s all in the upcoming book, including allegations of abuse by her older sister. _________________________________________________ So far from the snippets of Mariah’s memoir we have learned that her lavish baths aren’t just for relaxation, but also a place where Mariah gains musical inspiration. Fans also got a piece of vulnerability from Mariah when she recently sat down with Oprah Winfrey on “The Oprah Conversation”…read more at Theshaderoom.com (📸: @owntv, @appletv)
Lawsuit Accuses Ed Sheeran of Copyright Infringement of Marvin Gaye’s ‘Let’s Get It On’
*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.
“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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