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Reality TV Recap: Ochocinco Doesn't Like Sidity Women, TO Faces His Nemesis

We got treated to a double dose TO. In the first episode, Kita discovered that the man she had been seeing for a year was married. Um, he told her after she finally gave it up to him, which took a year to begin with. (Who does that?) Mo and TO tried to get devastated Kita to look on the bright side, which was that he was working on finalizing his divorce but you know Kita wasn’t having it. TO was also having relationship drama. He was a guest on a Comedy Central sex show where he bantered with comedians about infidelity and having a high libido. The only problem was that Kari was in the audience and didn’t like his jokes so she stormed off the set, leaving their status up in the air.

 

In episode two, Kita and Mo convinced TO to let them find him an assistant. He ended up with an old lady named Ms Rosalyn, who reminded him of his grandmother. At first he wasn’t feeling her because she sonned him by forcing him eat a breakfast that she cooked (pancakes, bacon and eggs), at the table, instead of in front of the TV. Eventually he got into it and decided that he would keep her around. She’ll probably provide some much needed normalcy in is crazy life. He went back to therapy to talk about relationships—romantic and with his teammates—and they got to the root of why his social skills are wonky. He developed his antagonistic personality while growing up, as way to protect himself because his grandmother told him not to let people get over on him (not in those words but that’s the just of it). Her advice worked too well. What he learned in therapy was tested at a Joes vs Pros game where he would be playing basketball along side his long time nemesis, Donovan McNabb. Kita and Mo were worried but surprisingly they got along well and acted as if nothing had ever happened. However, his relationship with Kari, once again, didn’t go too well. They decided to call it quits for the umpteenth time. She’ll probably be back before the series ends.

 

Ochocino did the group date thing again and took all ladies to the beach. He got the bright idea to play football with the women but none of those prissy broads knew how to catch. Then again, they’re not on the show to learn how to play, they’re trying to snag a baller. Ochocinco decided to take Tiphani and Brittany on a shopping date but the most interesting part (because those girls were about as exciting as a picnic cloth) was a dinner conversation about sex. Apparently, Ochocinco calls his man parts, “Russle the Love Muscle,” which is so incredibly corny that it’s endearing. His second date was toned down a lot compared to what he had been doing for the other girls (private jets, etc). He took April and Laurice to the Laundromat. Bourgieous Laurice got extra stank because she wanted to be pampered but Ochocino’s theory was that he wanted a woman who could do the elaborate stuff but also the simple things. Laurice’s attitude proved that she couldn’t hang (and that she was potentially a high maintenance gold digger). She wasn’t happy until the end of the date, when Ochocinco blessed the two ladies with silver necklaces (just for the heck of it). Meanwhile, April just came off as a chatterbox who tried too hard. In the end, neither woman made the cut. Ochocino dropped them both and kept the two women from the other date, which changed up the bracket system because he had to send Brittany to the red team to make things even again. The women weren’t thrilled because it forced them to reevaluate their new competition but it looks like next week, they’re going to turn the cattyness up a few notches.

 

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Erykah Badu has remained silent after Lifetime aired the six-part docuseries Surviving R. Kelly. The singer and entertainer who once referred to Kelly as her "brother" while hosting the Soul Train Awards and has kept a low profile during the series.

Badu has finally broken her silence during a show at Chicago's Aragon Ballroom in which attendees say the Grammy-award winning singer defended Kelly and instructed others to "keep their opinions to themselves."

Erykah Badu came to Chicago and told us all she finna love R Kelly anyway & we can keep our opinion to ourselves. Mad disrespectful to our city and a shitty use of her platform. Crusty ass bitch.

— hot headed yam (@tomapapito) January 20, 2019

Another attendee tweeted Badu attempt at trying to bring light to the hypocrisy in the public outcry against Kelly.

“what if one of the people who was assaulted by R Kelly becomes an offender? we gonna crucify them too?” -erykah badu at her chicago concert

— IG: @boydonavin (@boyDonavin) January 20, 2019

Many in attendance were hurt by Badu's actions and left conflicted.

I really want to say how much i loved Erykah Badu’s concert tonight.

But i can’t get over how she tried to justify and defend R. Kelly’s actions and reputation during her set... I’m so disappointed...

— jacque (@jacquemarquez_) January 20, 2019

I really don’t want to believe Erykah Badu is sacrificing her music legacy for R. Kelly. I don’t. everyone has their ignorance and places that deeply disappoint me, including my favorite artists (and myself), but supporting child predators is such a nefarious thing to do.

— Myles E. Johnson (@hausmuva) January 20, 2019

This isn't the first time Badu has come under fire for what many deem to be problematic commentary. In April 2016, Badu agreed with a school district that was making it mandatory for girls to wear longer skirts as a way to not "distract" the boys.

Erykah Badu's defense of R. Kelly prompted Twitter to dig up old tweets.

erykah badu already told y’all she doesn’t believe GIRLS when it comes to matters of sexual assault, harassment, rape, etc. so why y’all shocked now? pic.twitter.com/Eogzatc9aO

— ALEXIS$ 🧚🏾‍♀️ (@lexxdadon) January 20, 2019

Erykah Badu said she empathizes with Hitler because he was a beautiful painter. Why are y'all surprised?

— Experiment 625 (@Mariah__Cara) January 20, 2019

Writer and director dream hampton said Badu was one of many celebrities she contacted to be in the series but denied her request.

Does Erykah Badu's defense of R. Kelly make you think twice about the singer? Will you continue to listen to Badu's music, or does the defense of R. Kelly mean she's now an enabler? Sound off in the comments.

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Drake's "In My Feelings" Received The Kidz Bop Treatment

After the release of Drake's chart-topping Scorpion album, his single "In My Feelings" skyrocketed to number one, so it's no surprise the City Girls assisted track received the Kidz Bop treatment.

Since 2000, the compilation LP has sold about 17 million copies and over the weekend, Kidz Bop released its 39th installment offering the world a G-rated and tween-friendly version of today's biggest hits.

Once Twitter learned Kidz Bop laid its prepubescent hands on Drake's song, there was a mixed bag of feelings. Some went along with it and commented positively, while others were frankly offended.

I just saw a Kidz Bop commercial with the Kidz Bop version of In My Feelings and I feel like a curse has been placed on me

— Jeremy (@TacticalRPG) January 10, 2019

That Kidz Bop version of In My Feelings lets me know that hell is a real place.

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— Nicholas D. (@Creat1ve) January 18, 2019

This isn't the first time Drake's music has been Kidz Bopped. For Kidz Bop 31, "Hotline Bling" was also featured. The new 18-track album also features Cardi B's "I Like It" as well as Khalid and Normani's "Love Lies."

The lyrics to the hook received a slight change.

KiKi do you love me/are you with me/say you'll never ever leave from beside me/cause I want ya/and I need ya/and I'm down for ya always

And when it came time for the City Girls portion of the song, they turned that down as well.

all of us kids and we hangin' in the rain/hangin' in rain/I need a black card with the code to the safe/code to the safe.

Hey, kids need love too. Watch the Kidz Bop version of Drake's "In My Feelings" below.

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South Carolina High School Students May Soon Take A Personal Finance Class

High school students in South Carolina may now have to pass a personal finance class in order to receive their diploma.

According to reports, Republican lawmakers Luke Rankin and Horry County Senator have filed a pre-bill that will require high school students to take a class that will aim to help students learn how to better budget their money.

"You can really put yourself in a really bad hole that you're gonna be digging yourself out of the rest of your life," financial planner Dr. Christopher St. John said.

The course will cover insurance, taxes, retirement planning, budgeting, banking, and how to avoid too much debt.

Finance website Make Lemonade reports there are more than 44 million borrowers who owe more than $1.5 trillion in student loan debt within the United States. Student loan debt has become the second highest debt among consumers followed by mortgage debt.

The class of 2016, reportedly has $37,172 in student loan debt.

If the bill is passed, it would go into effect for the 2020-2021 school year. The course would be required and student who take a test at the end of the year prior to graduation.

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