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Kim Kardashian Jetted To NOLA Just To Gift A Fan With Some Birthday Yeezys

Hold the liquor! Kim Kardashian West gave a fan a pair of her husband’s sneakers for her 21st birthday.

Hold the liquor! Kim Kardashian West just made one superfan a very happy camper for her 21st birthday by giving a fan a pair of her husband’s sneakers for her 21st birthday.

Over 34 million people follow Kardashian on Twitter, but ask the reality star who she stalks on social media and you'll find a student in Louisiana. No matter where you look, @MyleezaKardash’s bio reads KKW Stan. The Bogalusa-native bought her book Selfish and magazines, fragrances and more related to Kimye. She stays up-to-date on all things Kim, Kanye, and North West. Her tweets at and about Kardashian gained her a follow by her idol and an invitation backstage at a Yeezus concert to meet in person. And when shade is thrown at Mrs. West, Myleeza’s rants come to her defense.

According to Kardashian, her fan’s dedication is very much appreciated. The reality star has sent holiday cards and wished her happy birthday. This birthday though deserved a visit down South. @MyleezaKardash posted a translation of Kardashian's Vogue Spain interview:

"I love my followers. I start my day reading their tweets. I love them. I adore them. I like knowing what's going on in their lives. There's a girl I follow on Twitter, she has the best account and is always defending me and saying nice things about me. When I heard she was at one of Kanye's shows I asked her to tell me where she was and sent my security for her so she could sit with me and go backstage. I know her birthday is in August and I'm flying to New Orleans, where she lives, to have dinner with her. I'm doing it because she's a really good person, a friend I found thanks to social media.”

Kardashian kept her word and hopped on a plane straight to NOLA. There, she and her entourage—including bff Jonathan Cheban—got beignets and Mardi Gras masks. And a pair of Yeezy 350 Boosts went to Myleeza in a cardboard box signed with special birthday message. Kardashian stays loyal to her "dolls." Don't forget our birthdays too, Kim!

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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Clarifies If He Identifies As Black Or Samoan

He's an actor, a former pro-wrestler, a father of three and he identifies as both Black and Samoan.

Over the weekend, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson took to Twitter to clear up any and all misconceptions about how he views himself. The matter grew out of a discussion about how Johnson was "presented" in his early days with WWE.

A Twitter user claimed that Johnson "was never booked, proclaimed, or titled as First [sic] black champion," and Johnson quickly shut that down.

"Glad I came across this and I'll give you guys some context & truth," he began his tweet with. "I identify as exactly what I am - both. Equally proud. Black/Samoan." Johnson is the son of a Samoan mother and a Black father. He took after his dad, Rocky Johnson, who  was also a professional wrestler.

The semi-retired pro-wrestler had 17 championships reigns while he was in the WWE. Recently, he's been promoting his Fast & Furious spin-off, Hobbs & Shaw, on his social media. The film also stars Jason Statham and Idris Elba.

Cool, he identifies as Samoan in WWE and was booked that way after Nation days. Was never booked, proclaimed, or titled as First black champion. And hardcore wrestling fans don't name him as such as well. Thus nobody calls him a black champion. Anoa'i family background angle

— Hawkeye's Mohawk (@Audience__of1) March 20, 2019

Glad I came across this and I’ll give you guys some context & truth. I identify as exactly what I am - both. Equally proud. Black/Samoan. And my friend, let me expand your thoughts a bit here - I transcended race in wrestling so there was no “booked that way”. Thx guys

— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) March 20, 2019

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Woman In Viral Maya Angelou Video Explains Controversial Moment

Last week, a viral video of Maya Angelou sparked a debate surrounding courtesy ethics on Twitter. Following the clickable moment, Kim Watts, the young woman featured in the video, came forward to explain why she responded in that manner at the time.

At the time of the video, which was recorded on the talk show People Are Talking, Kim Watts was a 20-year-old college student. Now at 49 years old, she stated that she was taken aback by Ms. Angelou's comment.

"Her response threw me off," Watts said speaking to the Associated Press. "It was a little awkward for me, but at the same time, it was like, 'Oh my God, this is Maya Angelou. I remember feeling like, oh my gosh I insulted one of my icons, a person I look up to."

Adopted and raised by a white couple, Watts explained that she was not raised to address elders by suffix titles such as "Mr." or "Miss." Watts said she can now understand the acclaimed poet's steely response.

"I wasn't thinking about that in the moment," the established educator said. "I like that this conversation, though, is focused on respect. Given my age now, I can see both sides of it."

There were various takes on the Angelou and Watts video. While some thought Angelou was being too harsh, others thought Watts was at fault. "It's an unwritten rule on respect for elders in which a lot of us were born and raised to 'put a handle on it'," One Twitter user who goes by @PrinceCharmingP told AP. "Me personally, coming from a strong Black Southern family, I didn't see anything wrong with her response. Everyone is raised differently."

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Shaquille O'Neal To Join Papa John's Board Of Directors

It looks like Shaquille O'Neal added a new title to his post-basketball resume. The Inside the NBA co-host has joined Papa John's board of directors, CNN reports. As an ambassador for the pizza chain, the former athlete will rake in $8.25 million in a three-year endorsement deal. O'Neal also invested in nine Papa John's stores in Atlanta, Georgia.

This isn't the 47-year-old's first dive in the food world. In 2016, the NBA Hall-of-Famer bought a Krispy Kreme located in Atlanta, he opened Big Chicken in Las Vegas, and recently, his self-titled restaurant debuted in Los Angeles.

"Shaquille has an excellent entrepreneurial background, including as a restaurant franchise owner, and is a natural creative marketer," Jeff Smith, Chairman of Papa John's Board of Directors, said in a statement.

O'Neal also expressed his enthusiasm with his latest partnership. "I have truly enjoyed the high-quality Papa John's product for years and am excited to be able to help Papa John's raise their game to new heights," he said. "This is a triple threat opportunity for me. I am excited to join the board and to help lead from the top, while also investing in nine stores in my home town [sic] of Atlanta and being an ambassador to the brand."

The father-of-six appears to be the saving grace for the company after a series of public scandals over the past year and a half; Papa John's founder was accused of using a racial slur. Since the announcement, the brand's stock has gone up five percent.

Time for a pizza party! I’m excited to join @PapaJohns as a member of the Board of Directors and investor in 9 stores in #Atlanta. Excited to work with Papa John’s team members and customers - more here: https://t.co/PRXG7ORtFk pic.twitter.com/c5uj5BRuQ1

— SHAQ (@SHAQ) March 22, 2019

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