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Karrueche Tran Reveals Details On Relationship With Chris Brown And More With Iyanla Vanzant

Karrueche Tran: "I want my voice to be heard. For a long time I kept it very mute just because that's the way I preferred it, but I think there are a lot of misconceptions about me and I want to be able to clear it up and a chance to tell my story and my side."

The Los Angeles native did just that when she sat down with Iyanla Vanzant for a special on OWN centered around Tran's extremely public relationship with ex Chris Brown. From learning about the R&B singer rekindling the flame with Rihanna to still holding onto her feelings for him, Karrueche poured out her emotions on the hour-long program, with statements like "I feel hurt, betrayed," and "I feel like I let myself down."

SEE ALSO: From One Woman To Another: An Open Letter To Karrueche Tran

Throughout the sit-down, Karrueche also took ownership of her mistakes, admitting that she "will never again let a man disrespect" her and one of her biggest mishaps was not having a voice. The actress/model also stated how she felt social media seemed like a third wheel in her match-up with CB and more recently how she learned Chris is now a father, but one thing is for sure, Karrueche doesn't plan to spark another flame with her ex-lover. "No, right now i'm saying no," she said, also mentioning that Chris has apologized for his actions.

Read a few excerpts from her tell-all interview below.

On How She Heard The News Of Chris Brown's Baby:
"Honestly through social media. He wanted to talk in person after the moment that I found out. He texted me that he needed to talk to me and then I got online and saw that."

On The "Chrihanna" Love Triangle:
"I was under the impression that it wasn't what it became to be."

On Still Having Feelings For Chris Brown:
"If things could change -- I've tried to help him, go to church, pray, yoga, meditate -- if he were to change we would be in a better place. He is damaged, but I'm damaged too."

On What She's Learned About Fame:
"it's not what it's perceived to be...I'm always being judged whether it's a good or bad thing."

On How Chris Treated Her In The Relationship:
"He did give me love. Maybe it wasn't the right love or the same level...There's no doubt in my mind that Chris loves me. i know he does."

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Pop Smoke: 5 Suspects Arrested In Connection With Rapper’s Murder

Five people have been arrested in connection with the murder of Pop Smoke, the Los Angeles Police Department's  Robbery-Homicide Division revealed on Friday (July 10). According to an LAPD news release, the suspects include two teenagers and three adults, the latter of whom were identified as Corey Walker, 19, Jaquan Murphy, 21, and Keandre D. Rodgers, 18.

The LAPD claims that the suspects are gang members who were involved in Jackson’s murder in February, and in the murder of an 18-year-old victim who was gunned down last year in the parking lot of the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.

No other details were released as both investigations are ongoing.

Pop Smoke, whose birth name was Bashar Jackson, was gunned down at a temporary rental home in the Hollywood Hills while visiting Los Angeles. The 20-year-old Brooklyn native was the victim of an armed robbery, per the LAPD.

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Jada Pinkett Smith Confirms Past Relationship With August Alsina

As promised, Jada Pinkett Smith brought herself to the infamous red table but she wasn’t alone. Will Smith joined his wife to address August Alsina’s claims in a special mini-episode of Red Table Talk that premiered on Friday (July 10).

Jada confirmed that she was once in a relationship with the 27-year-old singer while “separated” from Will. According to Jada, things with Alsina started out as a platonic friendship before turning into something more.

“As time went on, I got into a different kind of entanglement with August,” she admitted.

The actress went on to clarify that Will never August “permission” to date her. “The only person that can give permission in that particular circumstance is myself,” she said. “I could see how he would perceive it as ‘permission' because we were separated amicably and I think he also wanted to make it clear that he’s not a home wrecker — which he’s not.

“I was in a lot of pain. I was broken. I definitely realized that you can’t find happiness outside of yourself, and luckily enough, you and I were going through a process of healing in a much different manner,” Jada told Will. “I would definitely say we did everything we could to get away from each other only to realize that that wasn’t possible.”

Later in the talk, Will asked Jada what she was looking for in August. “I just wanted to feel good,” she said. “And it was really a joy just to heal somebody.”

The couple, who have been together for 25 years, also revealed their relationship mantra: “We ride together. We die together. Bad marriage for life.”

Watch the full episode below.

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Kid Cudi Announces Eminem Collaboration, "The Adventures Of Moon Man And Slim Shady”

Kid Cudi and Eminem are releasing a new single, "The Adventures of Moon Man and Slim Shady,” scheduled to drop this Friday (July 10).

Cudster’s daughter, Vada, announced the news in an adorable video posted to his Twitter account on Wednesday (July 8).

And now a word from Princess Vada the chosen... pic.twitter.com/xmgIMkUntz

— The Chosen One (@KidCudi) July 8, 2020

Besides working with Eminem, Cudi collaborated with Kanye West on an upcoming Kids See Ghost animated series. Additionally, the Ohio native is gearing up to debut an animated Netflix series, Entergalactic, based off his upcoming concept album of the same name. Cudi will executive produce the series along with Kenya Barris.

The 36-year-old rapper and actor will also appear in the HBO mini-series, We Are Who We Are. The coming-of-age story centers around two teenagers living on an American military base in Italy.

Watch the trailer below.

 

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