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Big Sean And Danny Brown Settle Their Differences

Detroit rappers Big Sean and Danny Brown have made amends after headlines hit the Internet last week that the two were at odds. Brown spoke to Fader about the state of D-town's financial woes and began to candidly compare himself to his rap counterpart. "You listen to how I talk about Detroit, and you listen to how a rapper like Big Sean talk about Detroit, and it’s like we’re talking about two different cities," Brown explained. "Which is probably true, because Detroit is that type of city—he went to the best high school in the city, you know, he probably was real spoiled or sheltered, so it’s like two different worlds. He can look at it and talk about guap, and we don’t have any." Two days later, Sean addressed the comments in an interview with Hip Hop Nation, pointing out his recent charitable endeavors. "Fuck whoever talking about Big Sean and don't know nothing about Detroit or the streets of Detroit," he said. "I'm the only one out of ya'll rappers or even new rappers who was paying for Thanksgiving dinners last year, buying Christmas gifts. So if you ever talking shit about me like I ain't be up in the hood, nigga you crazy." Despite a perceived difference in their upbringing, both rappers have apparently talked things out and settled their fleeting feud.

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A fight reportedly broke out at an Akron, OH gas station over allegations of stolen hot dogs. Per 19 News in Akron, four women jumped a man who was attempting to help a woman they were allegedly beating up.

Per the report, the fight broke out after the women were accused of stealing hot dogs by the woman in the store. They tried to attack the woman when they left the store, which caused the man to step in attempt to intervene.

“I know the video makes it look like he was trying to fight them, but they were actually jumping him,” according to Cam Dancy, who was present during the time of the attack. “They were throwing trash cans and the windshield wiper thing, and one girl ripped the gas pump off and tried to hit him with that.”

“Then I see gasoline flying everywhere and they’re all just jumping at him,” Dancy continues. The New York Daily News, the man was seen "shoving one woman to the ground in the parking lot. Her friends then swarmed him, throwing a squeegee, a gas hose and what appear to be plastic garbage can lids at him."

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White Man Sentenced To Life In Prison For Running Over Black Teenager

A white man who ran over and killed a black teenager with his car in Oregon in 2016 was sentenced to life in prison for his crime. The decision marks Oregon’s first hate crime murder conviction in 30 years.

According to The Oregonian, Russell Orlando Courtier will not only serve time for killing 19-year-old Larnell Bruce Jr., he adds an additional four-year term to his sentence for a bar attack in 2015. He will have to serve a minimum of 28 years before he’s eligible for release.

Per the report, Courtier and Bruce got into a fistfight outside of a 7-11 in August 2016. Prosecutors do not know what prompted the fight between Bruce and the 40-year-old.

“Courtier was a member of a white supremacist prison gang [“European Kindred”] and was wearing the gang’s logo on his baseball cap and had it tattooed on one of his legs when he encountered Bruce outside the convenience store,” The Oregonian writes.  “A moment later, surveillance video captured Bruce sprinting down a nearby street and then a sidewalk in a desperate attempt to get away from Courtier and the Jeep.”

During the trial, witnesses say that they heard Colleen Hunt, Courtier’s then-girlfriend and passenger in the Jeep, yell “Run him over!” and “Get him, baby!” She pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter in the case, and was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

“[Bruce’s] family also has started a nonprofit organization -- Love and Live #LarnellBruce Foundation -- to help victims of hate crimes and their families get through the enormous anger and loss that results from such crimes,” The Oregonian concludes.

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LL Cool J, Mary J. Blige And More Appear In American Cancer Society Campaign

Hip-hop and R&B heavyweights and legends such as LL Cool J, Mary J. Blige, Remy Ma, Salt N’ Pepa, Jhene Aiko and more appear in the newest campaign for the American Cancer Society. The campaign and message is clear: “Beat Cancer Like A Boss.”

The video features Meek Mill’s “I’m A Boss,” and the stars featured in the video send encouraging messages to those battling the disease about what it means to use your inner boss to beat it.

“Boss is battling cancer my finding your inner strength,” Simone I. Smith, LL’s wife of 24 years, says in the video. “Cancer left its mark, but it couldn’t beat the boss within.” Smith was diagnosed with stage III chondrosarcoma, a rare bone cancer, in 2004. Today, she celebrates nearly 15 years of being cancer-free.

“With the help of ACS and a few friends, this campaign was created to empower women to lean onto their support system and tap into their strength to ‘Beat Cancer Like a Boss,’ a message I carried with me throughout my journey to recovery,” said Smith in a statement.

More info about the “Beat Cancer Like A Boss” campaign can be found at cancer.org. Watch the video above.

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