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Beyonce & Kendrick Lamar’s ‘NILE’ Inspires College Student’s Short Film About Black Fatherhood (Watch)

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*Somehow, Wayne State film student Miles Reuben found a way to shoot a film short under the constraints of a worldwide health emergency, and its extremely personal theme was influenced by the pandemic in multiple ways.

“NILE: A Visual Embodiment of a Sonic Experience,” inspired by the song from Beyonce and Kendrick Lamar, takes a look at Black fatherhood from a son’s perspective. Reuben told clickondetroit.com, “NILE acts as a revealing letter of my own journey with my father. It explores the prominent emotions that I faced regarding his life, his death, and the aftermath of both. The film is brought to life by the performances and hard work of my talented friends and the vulnerability of men in my family. It’s a passion project that I envisioned in 2019 when listening to the song from Beyoncé & Kendrick.”

Reuben said the film’s original intent changed the more alone he felt during the pandemic, which allowed him to think deeply about those closest to him. “The original intent of the film was supposed to be a visual aid to the song and showcase my skills as a director to show diversity,” he states. The pandemic not only changed the intent of the film but it also changed the look of it and made it challenging to create.

The short film has since been selected by Retrospective of Jupiter, an award winning short film website, and a daily pick by the internationally acclaimed film website, Film Shortage.

Watch the entire 12-minute short below:

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BLIND ITEM: Singer’s Jailhouse Schemes

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*The following Blind Item comes from Hollywood insider Enty Lawyer. Please address all inquiries and complaints to the original source.

The former A+ list singer turned child rapist/pornographer had himself beat up in jail in a bid to get out. He still has that escape from the country plan all put together.

Can you guess the A+ list singer?

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Tekashi 6ix9ine Sued For Sexual Assault Over 2015 Video Showing Abuse of Minor

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*Tekashi 6ix9ine is being sued by the woman he allegedly sexually abused at a party in 2015 when she was just 13. 

The woman, identified as Jane Doe,  claims that the rapper and Tauquan “Tay Milly” Anderson sexually assaulted her, and the incident was filmed and later posted online. 

The victim suffered “severe emotional and psychological injuries,” court documents state, TMZ reports. 

6ix9ine’s attorney, Lance Lazzaro, tells the outlet that the rapper will “defend the lawsuit vigorously” once he’s properly served. 

READ MORE: Attorneys for Tekashi 6ix9ine Are ‘Concerned’ for His Safety After Snitching on Gang

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Jane Doe claims, on top of being underage at the time, she was under the influence of drugs and alcohol and was unable to consent as 6ix9ine and another adult, Tay Milly, made 3 sexually explicit videos which she says they later posted online.

According to the docs … the first video featured Doe performing oral sex on Tay Milly while Tekashi did pelvic thrusts behind her — without engaging in sex — and he slapped her butt. The second vid allegedly featured the girl sitting on 6ix9ine’s lap in a bra and underwear, and in the third … she claims she was laying naked across their laps while Milly groped her.

Jane Doe is suing 6ix9ine and Tay Milly for child sexual assault, child sexual abuse and infliction of emotional distress, the report states. 

“By reason of her age, and being given drugs and alcohol which caused her to be in an impaired mental state without her knowledge, permission or consent, the plaintiff was incapable of consenting to the recording,” the document states.

“As an internationally known rap and hip hop artist and performer, defendant Hernandez uploaded [the videos] onto various social media accounts on the internet with the intention and expectation that millions of people would view the videos,” it added.

Tekashi previously took a plea deal in the criminal case in October 2018 for making a music video featuring sex with a minor. He was sentenced to 4 years probation.

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Megan Thee Stallion Fires Back At Tory Lanez After He Denies Shooting Her [VIDEO]

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*Megan Thee Stallion was quick to hit up social media to call Tory Lanez “crazy” after he proclaimed his innocence in their controversial shooting case. 

Lanez also says he and the “WAP” rapper are still friends, despite allegedly shooting at her during an argument. He dished further about the incident for the first time on video Tuesday, hopping on Instagram Live to defend himself against Megan’s accusations. 

We previously reported…Lanez has been ordered to stay at least 100 yards away from Megan, and is to have no contact with her amid his criminal case for allegedly shooting the hip-hop star. He was also ordered to surrender any guns he owns. 

Lanez is accused of shooting at Megan’s feet several times and wounding her on July 12 in Hollywood Hills. The Canadian-born artist took to Twitter recently to react to the two felony charges he’s facing over the incident.

“the truth will come to the light,” he wrote. “I have all faith in God to show that … love to all my fans and people that have stayed true to me & know my heart … a charge is not a conviction . If you have supported me or meg thru this , I genuinely appreciate u.”

READ MORE: Megan Thee Stallion Opens Up About Her ‘Silence’ in Tory Lanez Shooting [VIDEO]

During his recent Instagram Live, Tory called the shooting a “debacle.” 

Megan took to Twitter to respond to his claim that they are still friends, writing “This N*gga genuinely crazy.” 

Following the shooting, Lanez said he was advised not to make a public statement on the matter.

“Two days after that, I get a call from Roc Nation that says, ‘Yo, we heard you were gonna to make a statement about what happened, and it’d be in your best interest if you don’t make that statement,'” he said. “And I’m like, OK? I don’t understand the issue of me telling my fans, like, ‘Yo, it’s not that serious of a deal …'”

He also cited reports about Megan being treated for injuries that were initially said to have been caused by shattered glass: “Nobody has ever said she got shot,” Lanez said. 

 

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Megan previously shared an Instagram post of her injuries, claiming she was shot and that the bullet wounds were “a result of a crime that was committed against me and done with the intention to physically harm me.”

According to Cedars-Sinai medical records obtained by Complex, “doctors reportedly found shrapnel in her heel shortly after the incident,” the outlet reports. 

Lanez did not address this fact during his IG Live. Scroll up to hear what he had to say about the shooting via the IG videos above.

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