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Aretha Franklin Announces Plan To Donate Hotel Rooms & Food To Flint Residents

The "Think" singer joins a list of everyday citizens and fellow entertainers who are bringing awarenss to the water crisis.

The city of Flint, Mich., has received wide spread support from everyday citizens to world-renowned entertainers. The devastating after effects of Flint's lead-fused water has altered the health conditions of children and adults who've been exposed to the toxic element, and called for an immediate plan of action to provide proper care for those affected and a solution to purifying the water.

To add to the increasing aid for Flint, Detroiter and Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin is stepping in. The "Think" singer announced that she'll allocate free hotel rooms at the Holiday Inn in Southfield to 50 Flint residents, as well as food, Huffington Post reports.

"Detroiters usually come to the aid of Detroiters -- and Flint is certainly regarded as Detroit. Hang in there," she said to HuffPo on the occurrence. Franklin joins a group of other entertainers who made a move to help and bring awareness to the situation. Moguls Diddy, Eminem and actor Mark Wahlberg also donated 1 million bottles of water to those in need. In addition, D-town representer Big Sean recently launched the initiative #HealFlintKids and donated $10,000 (which DJ Mustard recently matched), to benefit the Flint Child Health & Development Fund.

In a statement, the Roc Nation signee expressed his disappointment in the lack of action following breaking news of the water crisis and hopes that by raising money with his foundation, it'll "ensure that the children who have been hit the hardest receive the care that they need today and well into the future."

Recently, a lawsuit was filed by Flint resident Melissa Mays alongside the Natural Resources Defense Council, American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan, and Concerned Pastors for Social Action. The suit calls for a federal judge to mandate Flint and the state of Michigan to restore new pipes in the city's water system in order to reinstate a secure and healthy drinking supply, ABC News reports.

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Murderer Of Morgan Freeman's Granddaughter Sentenced To 20 Years

Morgan Freeman's step-granddaughter, E'Dena Hines is finally getting justice. Lamar Davenport, the man who killed Hines in 2015, has reportedly been sentenced to 20 years in prison, the Manhattan D.A. Cyrus R. Vance Jr. confirms.

Davenport's sentencing was mandated on Thursday (Jan. 17). He was convicted of manslaughter in May 2018. As previously reported, Davenport – who was dating Hines at the time – reportedly killed her in Aug. 2015 outside of their New York City apartment. Witnesses claimed that he repeatedly stabbed her as yelled out comments about religion.  E'Dena was 33.

Davenport was acquitted of second-degree murder after his lawyer argued that he was high on PCP at the time of the murder. A judge ultimately found him guilty of first-degree manslaughter however.

After he's released from prison, Davenport will reportedly be placed under post-release supervision for five years.

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Tyga Claps Back At Soulja Boy, Compares 2018 Streaming Stats

Tyga is clapping back at Soulja Boy after he claimed that he had a bigger comeback than the Young Money artist in 2018. Tyga dropped some receipts on Twitter on Thursday (Jan. 17), proving that his bounce-back was far more superior than Soulja's.

"Who had the biggest comeback?!" Tyga tweeted, referencing Soulja Boy's previous comments. The caption was attached to a side-by-side comparison of Tyga and Soulja's streaming numbers from 2018. The receipts showed that Tyga earned 884 million streams from 58 million fans, while Soulja had only 98 million streams from 16 million streams.

Who had the biggest comeback?! 😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/bWS2mMZ5B4

— T-Raww (@Tyga) January 17, 2019

Despite the clear evidence, Soulja Boy insisted that he was still the "comeback king" of last year due to his other business ventures. "I HAD THE BIGGEST COMEBACK OF 2018," he wrote. "I RELEASED MY OWN VIDEO GAME CONSOLE IM THE FIRST RAPPER IN HISTORY TO DO SO!"

As previously reported, Soulja first made the declaration during his interview on The Breakfast Club on Jan. 16. Meek Mill, Tory Lanez, and Lil Yachty previously defended Tyga against Soulja's remarks. Additionally, Soulja took shots at Drake, Kanye West, and the Migos for influencing their musical style.

Check out Tyga's tweets here.

I HAD THE BIGGEST COMEBACK OF 2018!

— Soulja Boy (Young Drako) 💲🔌🔫 (@souljaboy) January 17, 2019

I RELEASED MY OWN VIDEO GAME CONSOLE IM THE FIRST RAPPER IN HISTORY TO DO SO!

— Soulja Boy (Young Drako) 💲🔌🔫 (@souljaboy) January 17, 2019

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DAWN Relishes In Self-love On New Song "Sauce"

DAWN is back with a sexy single off her forthcoming project, New Breed. "Sauce" is a sonic ode to pleasing all her hedonistic sexual desires after a long work week. Lyrically, the song is filled with suggestive lines and clever double-entendres that are far from coy when describing what she wants in the sack.

Just as much as “Sauce” is about sex, it’s also about basking in self-pleasure that comes after genuine self-love. In a statement published by Stereogum, the former Danity Kane member described the message behind the song:

“‘Sauce" is about women taking pride in their prowess, and about being raised to celebrate my skin,” DAWN said. “I lost focus of that when so many men degraded and disrespected my brown skin. ‘Sauce’ is about being bathed in your own beauty, being sexy for you. The new breed of women are unapologetic about sex and the way they choosing to express themselves.”

DAWN recently joined Aubrey O’Day and Shannon Bex of Danity Kane for the DK3 reunion tour across the U.S. In an interview with Billboard, the Louisiana native revealed she wants to give fans more of her authentic self on New Breed.

“This album is my relationship with New Orleans, me as a woman, and how being from New Orleans has created a person in me that acts and sees things a certain way. "'Jealousy'" is a prime example of that,” she said. “I just want to give you the girl from the 9th Ward that you guys only met once on [MTV's] Making The Band.”

Listen to "Sauce" below. New Breed drops on Jan, 25.

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