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Bruce Jenner Discusses Transition With Diane Sawyer In Exclusive '20/20' Interview

With a series of previews leading up to Friday's interview (Apr. 24), Bruce Jenner discussed it all with Diane Sawyer in tonight's 20/20 airing.

Within the exclusive sit-down, the decorated-Olympian revealed details on his transition, his family's reaction to his news and more, stating that he has always "been confused with my gender identity," but now, Jenner is ready to re-emerge as the person he was born to be.

The 65-year-old also stated that he began taking hormones in the 80's and continued for almost five years. A comment from his two youngest children, Kendall and Kylie Jenner, also reads: "We love our dad very much, he has the biggest heart and all we want is for him to be happy. If he's happy, we're happy."

Read a few excerpts below.

On his transition:
"I've been thinking about this day forever and what I should do with my life, how do I tell my story, how do I tell people what I've been through."

On his response to those who've poked fun at him:
"My whole life has been getting me ready for this. It's not just the last few years as they've been treating me as a joke. I want to take advantage of it and I want to do the right thing."

On his Kardashian/Jenner family's reaction:
"They all cried mainly because they don't want anyone to hurt dad. They're very protective of me especially Kendall and Kylie."

On breaking down the difference between sexuality and gender identity:
"Sexuality is who turns you on. But gender identity has to do with your soul."

On dispelling suicidal thoughts:
"I can't do something like that. I want to know how this story ends."

On his decision to reveal his transition:
"I just can't pull the curtain any longer. I've built a nice little life. I just can't again, Bruce is not a lie, she is not a lie. I can't do it anymore."

On filming Keeping Up With The Kardashians:
"The entire run I kept thinking to myself the one real true story in the family was the one I was hiding and nobody knew about it. The one thing that could really make a difference in people's lives was right here in my soul and I couldn't tell that story."

Kanye West's Advice To Kim Kardashian Which Helped Her Support Bruce's Transition:
"I can be married to the most beautiful woman in the world, and I am. I can have the most beautiful daughter in the world, and I have that. But I'm nothing if I can't be me, if I can't be true to myself."

A documentary premiering on E! will follow Bruce's life as a transgender woman, airing July 26.

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Eve Says Her Record Label Had Trepidation About 2001 Gwen Stefani Collaboration

In 2001, Philly rapper Eve finally earned her breakthrough hit on the pop charts with "Let Me Blow Ya Mind," a bouncy hip-hop collaboration with No Doubt's lead vocalist Gwen Stefani. However, E-V-E revealed on CBS' The Talk that her record label at the time had doubts regarding Stefani's feature.

On Monday (Dec. 17), Stefani appeared on the show. Sharon Osbourne asked co-host Eve what she remembers from their first musical encounter 17 years ago to which Eve said, "I just loved Gwen. I was a huge fan, and I was like this is gonna work. Although, the label didn't think it would work."

Stefani responded, "Really? I thought it was the opposite. I thought they said, 'You need to have her on the record.' " Eve continued stating that she had to "fight" for Stefani and was "happy it happened."

 

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In 2002, just a month after the Dr. Dre-produced song took home the Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, Eve knew the duet was meant to be, telling VIBE, "Gwen and I had an instant connection both artistically and spiritually. We could have been sisters in another life."

"Let Me Blow Ya Mind" became one of many songs to enter the music industry stratosphere in the 2000s where black R&B/hip-hop stars worked with white pop/rock acts that would eventually expand each other's demographic.

Despite the song's success, it wouldn't be the last time the two artists worked together. Eve was featured on Stefani's top 10 hit "Rich Girl" in 2004 off her debut multi-platinum-selling solo album Love. Angel. Music. Baby., and served as her opening act on Stefani's This Is What the Truth Feels Like Tour 12 years later.

Revisit the iconic hit below.

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XXXTentacion's Posthumous Album 'Skins' Tops The Billboard 200

XXXTentacion's posthumous album Skins has topped the Billboard 200 albums chart, which marks the second time this year the late-20-year-old has held the number one spot. XXXTentacion was killed in Florida in June.

"The set, which was released on Dec. 7 via Bad Vibes Forever/EMPIRE, is XXXTentacion’s second No. 1, and it earned 132,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Dec. 13, according to Nielsen Music," reports Billboard of the news. "Of that sum, 52,000 were in album sales."

Skins is the first posthumous number one album since Prince's The Very Best of Prince, which catapulted to the top of the charts after his death in April 2016. XXX's album ? went No. 1 back in March 2018, and his first studio album 17 debuted at No. 2 in 2017.

The album featured one guest collaboration by Kanye West, who provided a controversial bar on the track "One Minute." He spits “Now your name is tainted, by the claims they paintin'/The defendant is guilty, no one blames the plaintiff.” A representative for West states that he was not defending XXXTentacion "or anyone in particular" on the song. At the time of his death, the young man. was awaiting trial for several domestic violence allegations against his then-pregnant girlfriend.

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Cardi B Gets Driving Lesson, Performs For Senior Citizens During 'Carpool Karaoke' Segment

Cardi B was the latest guest on James Corden's Late Late Show segment, "Carpool Karaoke," and as expected, it was a helluva time.

The Grammy nominee ran through some of her hits with Corden, such as "Bodak Yellow," "Money," "Be Careful" and more. She discussed her transition from stripper to MC, which Corden attributed to "grinding and hustling for a long time.”

“A lot of these deejays was sleepin’ on me… they was frontin’ on the kid!” Cardi exclaimed. Cardi also discussed her childhood growing up in the Bronx, which included keeping a razor blade in her cheek just in case some crazy sh*t goes down, as well as her affinity for ASMR videos. She also performed at a senior citizens' home at the end of the clip to a rousing response.

Perhaps the best part of the segment was her attempt to drive. Facilitated by a conversation in which the two discussed her five luxury cars, Cardi hit a few cones and flags while trying to maneuver in and out during a lesson. She said that the car (a Range Rover) was a bit big for her, but her lack of driving skills period resulted in her hitting a camera during her attempt at parallel parking.

“I couldn’t rap about these cars because I didn’t own them,” she laughed before adding, "[Driving] is scary.”

Watch the entire segment above.

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