Mike Brown’s Parents To Officer Wilson: ‘How Could Your Conscience Be Clear?’

Mike Browns parents Lesley McSpadden and Michael Brown Sr. appeared on CBS This Morning today (Nov. 26) to respond to the grand jury’s decision, erupting violence in Ferguson thereafter and Darren Wilson’s first televised interview. Still reeling from their loss, McSpadden and Brown called for peace and change.

“We actually don’t accept that our son is gone, but we’re dealing with it,” Brown said. “It’s other families that went through the same situation and we all just want change all over.”

Also offering a retort to Darren Wilson’s testimony in which the officer claims the 18-year-old Brown provoked him, McSpadden said she was not convinced. Asserting to have known her own son better than that, she said Wilson painted an unfair picture.

“I don’t believe a word of it. I knew my son far too well. He would never do anything like that,” she said. “[...]My son does not have a history of violence. One image does not paint a person’s entire life, or their entire past or how they were.”

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McSpadden also spoke about the looting and burnings that took place in Ferguson following the grand jury’s decision. Citing Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon as the reason for why people are “infuriated,” she explained that residents were vocal about what their reactions would be if Wilson suffered no consequences for Brown’s death.

“On August 9th, voices were heard about if there weren’t an indictment, how they would react, how they would lash out, what they would do, she said. “And we continued to ask for calm. We continued to get out there and protest with them in a peaceful manner. Anything that happened when we weren’t there, we can’t be held accountable for. We can’t be held accountable for anyone’s actions that’s not our own. That’s not what we asked for.”

And one question, it seems, will be stuck in Mike Brown’s mother’s mind forever:

“How could your conscience be clear after killing someone, even if it was an accidental death?”

Watch Mike Brown’s parents talk the grand jury decision in the video above.

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Ty Dolla $ign Releases New Album Feat. Nicki Minaj, Roddy Ricch, Kanye West And More

After a three-year album hiatus, Ty Dolla $ign released his latest studio effort, Featuring Ty Dolla $ign, on Friday (Oct. 23).

The 25-track album features appearances from Nicki Minaj, Kid Cudi, FKA Twigs, Roddy Ricch, Jhené Aiko, Kehlani, 6lack, Young Thug, Music Soulchild, Skrillex, Quavo, Anderson Paak, Post Malone, Kanye West, and more.

Powered by previously released singles, “Ego Death,” Expensive” and By Yourself,” the new album flexes a different music muscle for the Grammy-nominated recording artists who steered clear of  making club records.

“I was intentionally trying to not make club songs [talking about] hoes and *itches and all the sh*t I used to talk about,” Ty told Vulture in a recent interview. “I was trying to, like, talk about my life, and what it is now, and really do something different with it. I got a daughter going to high school this year, and she’s paying attention, and all her friends are paying attention, so I can’t talk as crazy or do the crazy sh*t that I used to do.”

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Jay Z Launches His Own Cannabis Brand

Jay Z is venturing into the world of cannabis. The  mogul officially announced the launch of his new cannabis brand, Monogram, on Friday (Oct. 23) marking his first product collaboration since becoming chief brand strategists of the Northern California-based dispensary, Caliva, last year.

“Monogram seeks to redefine what cannabis means to consumers today,” the company said in a press release. As many marijuana storefronts have implemented new rules amid the global pandemic, Monogram is also planing to launch an e-commerce sales option, “In an effort to provide a more tailored customer experience.”

Caliva and Hov opened their first Southern California storefront last year. Besides providing quality products, Hov aims to use his position at Caliva to help the formerly incarcerated (many of whom are not reaping the benefits of marijuana legalization) through advocacy, job training, and employee and workforce development.

According to the company website, Monogram uses “expert growers” to ensure that each marijuana flowers receives the “respect it deserves” in every stage of the growth process. Additionally, Monogram flowers are grown in small batches so that every plant gets “personalized attention.”

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Kehlani Plays Bryson Tiller’s Love Interest In “Always Forever” Video

Kehlani stars as Tiller’s love interest in the intimate new music video for “Always Forever,” released on Thursday (Oct. 22).

The stunning visual, directed by Glenn Michael of Toronto’s Kid Studio, is a creative take on how a relationship can become your entire universe. Tyler and Kehlani cuddle up, kiss, and hold hand in the steamy visual, prompting some fans to question the chemistry between the two. They might look pretty cozy, but Kehlani and Tiller are just friends (Tiller welcomed a child with girlfriend Kendra Bailey last year).


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🌎🎥💫Thanks Guys. #alwaysforever @kidstudio_ @ichiki @kehlani

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Kehlani shared some close-up stills from the music video on Instagram along with a message thanking Tiller for being a “solid” friend. “To one of my dearest friends…matching tattoos, years worth of stories, nights of dying laughter and holding each other down in the roughest times…I’m so proud of you. Thank you for being solid.”

The post was deleted after fans in the comments continued to speculate if the two were an item. Kehlani shared a follow-up message on her Instagram Story explaining in part, “I post lengthy captions about all my friends. You would have to follow me to know that.”


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#Roommates, #Kehlani explains her previous message to #BrysonTiller. (SWIPE for previous post)

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“Always Forever” is the latest single from Tiller’s newly released ANNIVERSARY LP.

Watch the video below.

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