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Drake Announces Houston Appreciation Week Schedule

Drake's love for H-town is getting a weekend's worth of worst behavior. After announcing Houston Appreciation Weekend this past March, Drizzy took to his OVO blog to unveil the full HAW schedule. YMCMB bossman Lil Wayne and fun-sized funny man Kevin Hart will be on-hand for the festivities as H-tine residents can also expect a hookah pop-up shop, basketball tournament and a special cap-off at Club Paradise. Peep the full itinerary and enjoy the OVO sounds from HAW Chopstars below.

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Jazmine Headley To Take Legal Action Against NYC Officials Over Police Assault

Police officers might not face repercussions for aggressively handling Jazmine Headley and her 1-year-old daughter, but the 23-year-old is putting justice into her own hands by taking legal action.

In an interview with The New York Times Monday (Dec. 17), the mother confirmed her plans to take her case to court to make sure others don't face the same trauma. Headley is referring to the Dec. 14 incident in which she was arrested at a public assisting office in Brooklyn. Bystander footage showed officers vigorously grabbing Headley and prying her child from her arms.

“It’s the story of many other people, it’s not just my story,” Headley said of her incident. “My story is the only one that made it to the surface.” Charges were dropped against Headley and Mayor Bill de Blasio faced scrutiny for his delayed reaction to the incident.

An NYPD Internal Affairs Bureau review also stood by the officers, citing they did nothing wrong. Instead, blame is being placed on the security officers who first approached Headley about sitting on the floor of the office.

“The NYPD has conducted a strenuous review of what happened because the public deserves answers, and we must take every opportunity to continuously strengthen how the NYPD serves the people of New York City,” Police Commissioner James O’Neill said in a statement. “This review shows that prior to the incident depicted on public video, NYPD officers are working with the client to de-escalate the situation.”

The Civilian Complaint Review Board is investigating the arrest along with the actions of the security guards.

The incident has opened up a conversation regarding the treatment of those in public assistance offices and the handling of young children.

READ MORE: NYPD Officers Caught Strenuously Pulling One-Year-Old Out Of Mother's Arms

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Former ABC President Channing Dungey Joins Netflix As VP Of Original Content

Former ABC president, Channing Dungey, is heading to Neflix. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Dungey will officially join the company early next year in a "newly created leadership role" as a vice president of original titles.

Dungey will work directly with fellow vp, Cindy Holland, and Netflix’s chief content officer, Ted Saranados. Her position involves overseeing the streaming network's current deals, which include the Obamas’ Higher Ground Productions company.

The move also re-teams Dungey with Shonda Rhimes’ and Black-Ish creator, Kenya Barriss, both of whom left ABC and signed with Netflix.

In addition, Dungey will oversee a group of executives who have worked on Narcos, House of Cards, and other big shows on the streaming network.

"I'm drawn to the forward-thinking, risk-taking and creative culture at Netflix, and the deeply talented people there, especially Ted and Cindy, with whom I’m excited to partner on setting the strategy for original content," Dungey said in a statement. "Given that ABC, the place I’ve called home for nearly 15 years, represents the gold standard of traditional broadcast, it feels like the perfect next step for me to join Netflix, the unparalleled leader in streaming. I'm invigorated by the challenges ahead and the opportunity to forge new relationships, and excited for the very welcome reunion with incredible talent."

In 2016, Dungey was named president of ABC, making her the first Black woman to lead any of the four major networks. She began her career with the company in 2004, and worked her way up to executive vice president of the network’s drama division developing hit shows such as Scandal, Quantico, Hot To Get Away with Murder and American Crime, before being promoted to network lead. Her exit from ABC came in November, shortly after firing Roseanne Barr for making racist comments.

READ MORE: The Obamas Sign A Multi-Year Production Deal With Netflix

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Awkwafina is one of the many people upset with Lil Pump's verse in an upcoming song, which is racist towards people of Asian descent.
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Lil Pump Called Out By Awkwafina Over Racism In New Song

Lil Pump is under fire for lyrics he previewed on Instagram, which are slated to appear in his upcoming song "Butterfly Doors." The lyrics in question are racist towards the Asian community.

"Smokin' on dope/ They call me Yao Ming 'cause my eyes real low (ching chong)," he says in the video, posted to his IG on Monday (Dec. 17). While saying the line, the "Gucci Gang" rapper slants his eyelids.

Naturally and justifiably, Internet users called out the MC for the lyrics and his gesture, one of them being Crazy Rich Asians star and occasional rapper Awkwafina.

"Always nice to hear a new song with a Ching Chong adlib. Guess it’s better than 'eyes chink' like some other verses I’ve heard," the Queens native wrote on Twitter. "But can we at least think of some more creative racist epithets? @lilpump."

Pump hasn't responded to the backlash, but he's hardly the first musician to use controversial lyrics deemed racist towards the Asian community. Wiz Khalifa commented on flack he received for lyrics he spit on Rolling Papers 2 ("Smoke got my eyes lookin' Korean").

"I have Korean friends who are not offended," he state.d "So I don’t know those people who are saying that. My art is up for interpretation."

 

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Always nice to hear a new song with a Ching Chong adlib. Guess it’s better than “eyes chink” like some other verses I’ve heard. But can we at least think of some more creative racist epithets? @lilpump

— AWKWAFINA (@awkwafina) December 17, 2018

READ MORE: Wiz Khalifa Defends Seemingly Racist "Hot Now" Lyrics About Koreans

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