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'SNL' Parodies The White Tears That Were Shed When Beyonce Released 'Formation'

Well done, SNL. Well done.

Beyonce's racially charged "Formation" song and video has sparked many debates and think pieces ever since the entertainer performed it in front of millions at the Super Bowl. And while the country is still divided on the song's message, the comedic geniuses over at Saturday Night Live put their two cents into the conversation and hilariously parodied the reaction some white people had when they first heard Queen Bey's new song.

The four-minute sketch, which acts as a movie trailer, opens with several SNL cast members re-enacting life for most of white America. There's the happy couple enjoying their morning, a young woman jogging and a few white people at the office chumming it up before the day begins. As the slow, monotonous music in the background begins to build, the movie announcer cue's up the frightening reaction some of the Internet and in the real world had upon hearing "Formation."

"For white people, it was just another great week. They never saw it coming. They had no warning. Then, the day before the Super Bowl it happened."

Clips from the Melina-Matsoukas directed video are seen on television and computer screens in the clip as media personalities explain Bey's new song depict images of the Black Lives Matter movement, embracing her southern roots is an "unapologetically black" song and video. It's at this moment that all hell breaks loose.

"Honey, get in here," cast member Aidy Bryant screams. "I think Beyonce is BLACK!"

SNL takes it over the top with white people crying in the streets wondering how is it that after all these years their Beyonce is suddenly not only black, but a woman! (Dun! Dun! Dun!) They take it one step further when fake news reports indicate beloved Scandal actress Kerry Washington may also be black too!

"No, it can't be," Kate McKinnon said rocking back and forth in her destroyed office building. "She's on ABC."

This isn't the first time Saturday Night Live has poked fun at the racial climate in pop culture. When many African-American actors expressed disappointment and outrage over the lack of diversity in the year's Oscar nominations, SNL responded with a faux "Screen Guild Awards" by showcasing white actors in predominately black film with diminutive roles who not only receive nominations, but win the award.

Check out the hilarious Beyonce sketch below. Well done, SNL. Well done.

"The Day Beyoncé Turned Black"When Beyoncé dropped Formation, the internet lost its collective mind — some more than others. Posted by Saturday Night Live on Sunday, February 14, 2016

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Charlamagne Tha God Makes Kevin Hunter "Donkey Of The Day"

Charlamagne Tha God let the choppa fly Wednesday morning (April 16) when he crowned Kevin Hunter, Wendy Williams' soon to be ex-husband and manager "Donkey of The Day."

The Power 105.1 host and Hunter were once comrades, but their friendship ended when Hunter allegedly grew irate Charlamagne played matchmaker with his longtime friend Wax and his then-mistress now the mother of his newborn daughter, Sharina Hudson.

"Think about that. Big grown-ass married negro from Brownsville, Brooklyn, supposed to be some thorough-ass hood dude upset because he thinks I'm trying to hook his side chick up with my homeboy. Does that not make him a Grade A sucker?" Charlamagne questioned.

The two-time bestselling author was once Williams' protege and in his nearly 13 minute-rant against Hunter, he expressed empathy for the talk-show host. "The reason why I've never had smoke for Wendy is that number one: I feel sorry for her. She was an abused woman on various levels," Charlamagne said.

Charlemagne spoke about the several attempts Hunter allegedly made to destroy his career, including promoting last year's narrative he supposedly raped a woman in South Carolin. The 2001 criminal sexual conduct charge was later dismissed after the radio host provided a DNA sample.

"There are only two people on this planet that I don't give a damn about, and Kevin Hunter is one of them."

Charlamagne was in rare petty form while delivering his stinging rant, and said his divorce after 21 years of marriage is the universe's response to his behavior.

"Kevin you so busy trying to curse others you end up cursing yourself. Did you really think you could go around treating people the way you treat them and not suffer any consequence from the universe all these years? The sad part is you treat everybody like doo-doo, but the one person you treat like doo-doo that you should never treat like doo-doo is your soon-to-be ex-wife.

"Bro, you are nothing without her."

After also crowning Hunter Doo-Doo Brown, Charlamagne predicted all that he dished out to Wendy would come back via Sharina Hudson.

"It's only a matter of time before Sharina leaves you. Don't think she's staying around. Whatever you get from Wendy, Sharina is going to get a bunch of that from child support. Oh, wait for it. It's coming. The same thing you did to Wendy, Sharina's going to do to you with another man. Guaranteed."

Watch Charla's "Donkey of The Day" below.

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Michael B. Jordan Would Like To Be Considered For B2K's Millennium Tour

Michael B. Jordan loves nostalgia. From the 90s and beyond, the actor has always shown love to those who helped create our favorite music memories. Now, Jordan is looking to throw his hat in the running for B2K's Millenium Tour.

The actor shared a hilarious video of himself, Terrance J and Ridiculousness' Steelo Brim jamming to Diddy's "I Need A Girl Remix" this week on Twitter with the caption, "Is there any more room on the Millennium Tour?" Fans of the 2000s hip-hip/R&B era are aware the jam was released in 2002 from Diddy's LP, We Invented The Remix.

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We're sure B2K, Mario, Pretty Ricky, Lloyd and the rest of the family wouldn't mind having Killmonger on the road with them. Meanwhile, the guys have brought out several special guests on the Millennium Tour. So far, surprise performances have included Ashanti, Ja Rule, Bow Wow and B5.

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Jhene Aiko Sings "Eternal Sunshine" At Nipsey Hussle's Memorial Service

Friends, family, and fans all gathered at the Staples Center Thursday (April 11) to tell stories, and offer warm anecdotes before saying their final goodbye to Nipsey Hussle. The memorial service billed as a celebration of life featured several musical performances including Jhene Aiko who sang a tender version of "Eternal Sunshine" from her Souled Out album.

The Los Angeles native dressed in black slacks, a black turtleneck and donned a tilted church hat as she took to the stage shortly after Lauren London and the couple's children greeted the audience. The song from her classic 2014 album Souled Out brought tears to many who watched the nearly three-hour service via live stream.

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Jhene Aiko voice is soooo peaceful man it takes you to another world

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On March 31st, the Grammy-nominated rapper was gunned down outside of his Marathon Clothing store in South Los Angeles. Reportedly, the 33-year-old left his home sans security to greet a friend just released from prison who served 20 years. The Victory Lap artist was planning to gift him with clothes.

Hussle's untimely death has sent shockwaves throughout the hip-hop and sports community, prompting fellow artists and athletes to vocally express their sadness and condolences, chief among them being Barack Obama who wrote a letter to Hussle's family that was read during the service.

Following the memorial service, a procession will pass by his Marathon Clothing store and end at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Hollywood Hills where Hussle, real name Ermias Joseph Asghedom, will be laid to rest.

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