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50 Cent: ‘There’s Nothing I Respect About Rick Ross!!’

50 Cent has revealed that he respects nothing about MMG boss Rick Ross in a recent interview.

50 was asked whether there was anything about Ross that he respected when he rocked up to Real 92.3 LA to chat with Bootleg Kev and DJ Hed.

“No, no, there’s nothing there. I never wanted to work with him. I understand from a perspective from someone who’s just listening to what it sounds like,” he replied.

“Does it matter he’s a correctional officer? Does that ever matter? Look at the irony of the artists that come under him. Prison reform and all of the wrongfully convicted and wrongfully treated people in the prison system. He’s on the whole other side of that. Just look at it.”

During an interview a few weeks back, Ross said that he would not ever consider collaborating with 50 because he has “no value.”

You Got That Right Wendell! Wendy Williams on Felicity Huffman’s 14-Day Jail Sentence: ‘If She Was Black, It’d Be 14 Years’

Wendy Williams suggested that Felicity Huffman received a lighter sentence due to her race and social status

Wendy Williams is sharing her thoughts on Felicity Huffman‘s sentence for her role in the college admissions scandal.

During Monday’s season premiere of the Wendy Williams Show, the talk-show host suggested that Huffman was given a lighter sentence due to her race and status.

“If she was black, it’d be 14 years,” she said. “Do I think she’ll ever work again? Yeah. Because first of all, she copped to it. Second of all, she’s one half of a power couple in Hollywood. And she’s a nice woman. She just did something that I think a lot of mothers would do if you had the means.”

On Friday, the actress, 56, was sentenced to 14 days behind bars. The judge also fined her $30,000 and said she would be on supervised release for one year. Huffman will have to complete 250 hours of community service in addition.

“I think she should have been fined millions,” added Williams, 55. “Also, the money that she is fined should hopefully be given to support those who can’t afford a better education.”

After Huffman’s sentencing, the story of Tanya McDowell — a homeless mother sentenced to five years in prison for using a friend’s address to enroll her son in school in 2011 — spread across social media. Critics pointed out the stark contrast in the consequences between these two cases, arguing that it exemplified a disparity that continues to put underprivileged communities at a disadvantage.

However, supporters note that Huffman’s sentence is considered harsh for the crime; most first-time wire fraud offenders who plead guilty get probation and no jail time.

John Legend also reacted to the actress’s sentencing over the weekend, arguing that no matter a person’s race, prison should not always be the answer.

In a series of tweets, the musician appeared to address the backlash from those who believe Huffman’s sentence should have been stricter.

“I get why everyone gets mad when rich person X gets a short sentence and poor person of color Y gets a long one,” the singer wrote. “The answer isn’t for X to get more; it’s for both of them to get less (or even none!!!) We should level down not up.”

Americans have become desensitized to how much we lock people up,” he continued. “Prisons and jails are not the answer to every bad thing everyone does, but we’ve come to use them to address nearly every societal ill.”

Huffman pleaded guilty in May to conspiracy to commit mail fraud. On Friday, a source close to her team told PEOPLE that the mom of two hopes to serve her time and move forward.

“The sentence Felicity received today is not about a victory or a defeat,” the source said. “She is not disappointed or relieved about the outcome. She is contrite and humbled and accepts the outcome.”

The source added, “Felicity knows she has a lot of work ahead of her to heal her family and win back the trust of the public, her colleagues and friends. She hopes the public will give her a second chance.”

Gizelle Bryant Announces Jamal Bryant Reconciliation. Chile Booooo..He Don’t Want You, Or Hott Pussie Phaedra He Want Ye..??The Church Say A-Man..That’s What He Want..

Gizelle Bryant is back with her ex-husband and sending some shade towards his alleged ex. In case you were unaware, there was a salacious “Real Housewives of Atlanta” rumor that Phaedra Parks was cheating on her (now ex) husband Apollo Nida with a man named Mr. Chocolate. Apollo MESSILY spread the rumors himself and it was later alleged that Mr. Chocolate was Megachurch Pastor Jamal Bryant, the ex-husband of “Real Housewife of Potomac” Gizelle Bryant.

Fast forward to today and Gizelle was asked (again)about the Jamal Bryant Mr. Chocolate rumor and she kept it cute, kinda. Gizelle was a guest on “Watch What Happens Live” Sunday and she told Andy Cohen that Jamal STILL denies ever dating Phaedra despite the RHOA star telling a different story.

“I thought it was funny, he denied it,” said Gizelle. “She said yes, he says no. She says yes [they dated] to her friends. I care nothing about Phaedra, she’s not important.”

This all comes after Gizelle revealed during the “Real Housewives of Potomac” reunion that she and Jamal are back together. Mind you, Jamal most recently dated singer Tweet.

We The People Know Why They Call Him MR. Chocolate ??? #ignoringthesigns

Through Tears and Confetti, Wendy Williams Announces Show Renewal Through 2022

Not even a full episode into its 11th season, Wendy Williams announced that her talk show, The Wendy Williams Show, will return for a 12th and 13th. Williams teased the news that her show has been picked up through the 2021-22 season multiple times leading up to the announcement at the end of Monday’s Season 11 premiere.

In true Wendy fashion, she cried and talked about her bra from behind a clear podium before sharing the news. “I got through almost the whole show without shedding a tear. It’s pretty good, though, huh?” she said, before extolling the virtues of the strapless bra she was wearing. 

And then: “The Wendy show has been renewed thorough 2022.” Variety confirmed that she was referring to the 2021-22 season, which would be the show’s 13th. Last season saw several Wendy Williams Show hiatuses as well as Williams announcements that she had temporarily checked into a sober-living facility and that she had filed to divorce her husband Kevin Hunter. Rumors that the show was on its way out, it seems, were wildly exaggerated. The purple chair lives to see another day.

‘The End of ‘Basketball Wives?”: Jennifer Williams’ Curious Mention of ‘Next Chapter’ Has Fans Wondering

At any given moment, Jennifer Williams may be at odds with some of her “Basketball Wives” co-stars, but she’s certainly not going at it with fans, as they are adoring her new hairstyle.

The reality TV star debuted a sophisticated new bob on Instagram Monday as she thanked her management team for closing the deal on a new development she has in the works.

Excited about my next chapter… Thank you to my manager @deannamorales for always having my front and back. I love you D! #ForwardIsTheMotion #MoneyMakingMonday ?,” Williams captioned a photo posing in a flirty hot pink two-piece set and a cream-colored handbag with matching strappy heels.

Fans were largely taken by her new, shorter ‘do.

“Come On Bob!!!!!!! ?”

“that hair is a game changer!! Beautiful”

“Love this hair on you ?”

“Your hair is soooo chic!!!”

And they were also left praising the reality star for her secret business move, which some took to mean Williams may be through with the VH1 series she joined in 2010.

“Take It To The Bank ??”

“Yyasss Money Making Monday / get it ladies”

“So, is this finally the end of #BBWives ???”‘

“Next chapter? Done with BBW? I won’t blame you if you did.”

This is not the first time chatter has emerged about Williams coming back for another season of “Basketball Wives.” In May, the Classy Girl Wardrobe founder puzzled fans when she shared a video promoting the upcoming eighth season of the show.

“I thought you wouldn’t be coming back. I thought actually you said you were done!”

“You went back on this ??‍♀️ too much drama.”

“Noooooo.. they did you so dirty last season! You’re better than this! Why go back?! I hate how they ganged up on you.”

Williams opened up about continuing the show on “The Breakfast Club” in September 2018, following a blowout season finale where co-star Malaysia Pargo hurled a table Williams’ way.

“I honestly would like to move forward in my life,” she told the New York-based radio show. “I still am under contract, so I don’t know what’s gonna happen. I do know that allegedly the production company got fired, so I don’t know what’s gonna [happen] with the show, but I just want to move forward.”

It remains to be seen whether Williams will make season 8 her last one. But along the way it seemed as though she managed to at least make amends with longtime friend Evelyn Lozada, whom Williams had become estranged from last season. However, Wednesday’s night episode proved otherwise.

Scrappy, Get the Strap’: Momma Dee Wraps Her Leg Around 50 Cent and Sends the Internet Into Overdrive

Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” star Momma Dee was on her worst behavior Saturday night when she ran into rapper 50 Cent and decided to show him some love — a little too much love, some fans say.

The pair posed for a photo at Drai’s Beachclub Nightclub in Las Vegas, with Momma Dee wrapping her arm, and her leg, tightly around the “Many Men” rapper. Dee, the mother of “Crime Mob” rapper Lil Scrappy, dazzled in a two piece white and black sequined ensemble and showed off an equally flashy pair of heels, which fans got a peek at as 50 Cent cradled her leg on his hip.

“@50cent we’re back in strive again. Vegas the life I live!” Dee, whose real  name is Deborah Bryant, captioned the photo.

The up close and personal photo proved too much to handle for some fans, while others cheered Momma Dee for living her very best life.

“Scrappy get the strap!??,” one fan commented.

“Scrappy gon put them paws on somebody! Lol ??” another joked.

Fellow reality star Dr. Heavenly Kimes wrote: “Oooh you are living!!! Love you!”

Another fan agreed and said, “Moms D living her best life ❤”

“Ooouuu I would love to have my legs wrapped around 50?” a jealous commenter chimed in.

Another fan asked, “where’s Ernest?” referring to Dee’s husband Ernest Bryant.

The scandalous photo comes almost a year after Bryant said he was ready to throw in the towel after an explosive fight with Dee on “Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars.” The pair, who wed in 2015, were struggling with marital issues at the time and just could not seem to get on the same page.

A fight broke out after Bryant told Dee he no longer felt a sexual attraction toward her. Their scuffle ended with Dee striking her husband and Bryant dubbing his wife a “b—h,” after which he packed his bags and threatened to hit the road.

“I was feeling all these feelings and I just wanna leave,” he said in his confessional. “I just got fed up with everything was ready to go. I just hate at the time I was talking at the top of my head and was mad.”

Ultimately, Bryant decided to stay and work out his issues with Dee. The two remain married today.

Rapper Kurupt hospitalized, rushed from the the set of ‘Marriage Boot Camp’

The cast and crew of the hit reality show “Marriage Boot Camp” got a real scare when veteran rapper Kurupt had to be rushed to the hospital while filming episodes.

Kurupt, who was a star in the hip-hop game in the 1990s as part of the famous and equally infamous Death Row Records headed by Suge Knight, relapsed and got so inebriated on alcohol inside the “Marriage Boot Camp” house, he had to be rushed to the hospital.

Kurupt, who was born Ricardo Emmanuel Brown in Los Angeles 46 years ago, had been struggling with alcohol addiction in the past. He drank so much from the endless supply of alcohol that he had to seek medical treatment and missed two days of filming, according to TMZ.

Alcohol is now banned from the house for the remainder of the season – and perhaps permanently because of Kurupt’s alcohol poisoning.

Kurupt came to fame when he was signed to the L.A.-based Death Row Records and later formed the dynamic duo Tha Dogg Pound with Daz Dillinger. He is known for multiple hits in the mid-1990s including the massive club banger “We Can Freak It.”

However, as a result of his relapse, TMZ learned that the house is now completely dry.