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Mark Cuban Picks Up Ex-NBA Star Delonte West at Gas Station, Offers to Pay for Rehab [VIDEO]

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*Mark Cuban was spotted in Dallas on Monday picking up former NBA star Delonte West at a gas station. 

According to reports, the Mavericks owner is helping West get back on his feet after disturbing photos surfaced last week showing the former athlete standing on the side of a road in Dallas, holding a sign and begging for money. 

As we previously reported, West has fallen on tough times. Now the league and his former coach Doc Rivers and the NBA Players Association have offered to help the 37-year-old. 

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

West has reportedly been living on the streets and is a drug addict. 

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Sources connected to West’s family tell the outlet that Cuban was able to make contact with Delonte recently… who agreed to meet him on Monday in Dallas.

Cuban reportedly put West up at a local hotel and has offered to pay for his rehab.  

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.

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,  Phil Martelli, who coached West at Saint Joseph’s, 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.”

West’s brother Dmitri has addressed his bipolar struggles in the past, Complex reports. “Delonte West is not crazy, he is not on drugs. I don’t know what exactly is going on in his mind but I can tell you that he is safe and he’s doing OK,” he said. “My family are trying to get him the best professional help that’s out there, the best that they can afford.”

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Nicki Minaj Reveals Gender of Newborn Baby: ‘I Am So In Love with My Son’

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*Nicki Miaj took to Instagram on Thursday to reveal the gender of her newborn baby.

The hip-hop star gave birth to her first child with husband Kenneth Petty on Sept. 30, in Los Angeles. She announced on social media this week that she welcomed a bouncing baby boy. Nicki also shared the congratulatory messages from some of her fellow artists, including Beyonce. 

“Thank you to Queen B, Kim & Ye, Riccardo Tisci, Winnie, Karol & everyone who sent well wishes during this time. It meant the world to me,” wrote Minaj on Instagram. “I am so grateful & in love with my son. Madly in love,” she added. “My favorite liddo boy in the whole wide world.”

READ MORE: She’s Done it! Nicki Minaj Has Given Birth to First Child

Her post shows a handwritten card from Beyoncé, which read, “Onika, Welcome to motherhood. God bless you and your family. B.” The singer shares three children with husband JAY-Z.

Another note from parents-of-four Kim Kardashian and Kanye West read, “Congrats! We love you! Kim + Kanye.” 

Nicki announced her pregnancy back in July, posting a series of photos showing her looking at least 6 months along and captioning one post, “#Preggers.” She did the photoshoot with famed photographer David LaChappelle.

We previously reported… Nicki has been eager to become a mom for quite some time … remember, last September she claimed she was retiring from the rap game to start a family. She eventually got back into music but also got married to her childhood friend.

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The Moment the Billboard Music Awards Stopped: Watch John Legend’s Piano Performance of ‘Never Break’

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John Legend sings “Never Break” for his wife Chrissy Teigen at the Billboard Music Awards (Oct. 14, 2020)

*John Legend has had some moving performances of his material at too many award shows to count, but none like the one Wednesday night at the Billboard Music Awards.

When he opened with the whisper, “This is for Chrissy,” you knew you were about to need some tissue. Legend poured his whole heart into “Never Break,” which he dedicated to his wife Chrissy Teigen less than two weeks after they announced the loss of their pregnancy.

Eyes pooled with tears, Legend willed his way through such lyrics as, “We will never break/ Built on a foundation/ Strong enough to stay/ We will never break,” and, “As the water rises/ And the mountains shake/ Our love will remain.”

Watch below:

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Cardi B Confirms Divorce from Offset on Hold After They Reunited for Her Birthday

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*Weeks after announcing she had filed for divorce from her cheating husband, Cardi B has confirmed that she and Offset are back on.

The estranged couple recently reunited for Cardi’s 28th birthday in Las Vegas. The two were seen partying together and showing plenty of affection, fueling speculation that their divorce is off. 

“I just be starting to miss [him]… It’s hard not to talk to your best friend. And it’s really hard to have no dick,” Cardi told fans during an Instagram livestream on Tuesday.

She also shot down allegations that she’s bipolar. “I know I’m not bipolar ’cause I took a test.”

Offset gifted the “WAP” rapper with a Rolls-Royce Cullinan, Birkin bag, and even a billboard in honor of her big day, which won her over. “I do like material things,” said Cardi. “What do you want me to do, the ni**a gave me a Rolls-Royce and I snub him? And I really wanted some dick for my birthday.”

She went on to tell fans that she and Offset are simply a young, dysfunctional couple. 

READ MORE: Cardi B Claps Back After Fan Calls Her ‘Dumb*ss’ Estranged Husband Offset a ‘Bad Man’

“We’re some really typical two young motherfu**ers, got married early, that’s what we are,” she said. “We’re not no different than y’all fu**in’ dysfunctional ass relationships. We’re the same way. We’re just more public. And I’m more retarded.”

Cardi previously defended her man after a fan criticized him for allegedly cheating on her.

When one of her followers on social media called the Migos member a “bad man,” Cardi was quick to fire back and explain how Offset has helped her career flourish. 

“He a dumbass not a bad man,” she wrote in a since-deleted tweet, Complex reports. “…cause out of everybody that tried to steal, finesse me into working with their brand for less he got people coming for me with CORRECT CONTRACTS and never ask for a dollar or benefit like every1  else. Nikkas is nikka but a bad personality he not.”

Their relationship woes have played out on social media over the years, with endless rumors about Offset’s infidelity. 

Cardi and Offset tied the knot in September 2017. They are parents to 2-year-old daughter, Kulture. 

Hollywood Unlocked was the first to report that Cardi B, 27, filed for divorce from the Offset, 28, on September 15. The divorce petition was filed with the Fulton County Superior Court in Atlanta

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