Celebrities Speak Out Against Donald Trump
Celebrities Speak Out Against Donald Trump
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#DumpTrump: 20 Celebrities Who Have Spoken Out Against Donald Trump

By now, many people have made it clear that by large, they are not here for whatever Donald Trump is dishing out. Since Trump first announced his running for president, rappers, athletes, actors, and activists have been taking a stand against him, citing many of his racist comments and outrageous campaign strategies as reason to get up and vote in opposition.

And aside from a few stragglers – including Azealia Banks and Stacey Dash – who have seemingly opted in favor of the Republican candidate, many Hollywood leaders and industry artists have been very vocal in their distaste for the Trump party. John Legend, Chrissy Teigen, Russell Simmons, and Muhammad Ali have all spoken out against Trump for President. And their voices have been met by some young influencers including Becky G, Mac Miller, and Metro Boomin.

But whether they are opposing his views on Mexicans, Muslims, or other words of racism, there seems to be one, central theme: #DumpTrump. Here are some of the voices in hip hop turning the cold shoulder to Donald Trump.

Jeezy

Jeezy was one of the first rappers to speak about his distaste for Donald Trump. In a series of hot-fueled tweets, The Church in the Streets rappers explained that Trump was making a "mockery of the presidential candidacy to help build his personal brand."

"We don't need @DonaldTrump representing us as americans. His hatred in his most recent statements shows he's not a legitimate candidate," he tweeted.

Waka Flocka Flame

Waka Flocka also had a mouthful to say about Trump's presidential campaign. Mr. Flame unleashed a series of tweeted in response to Trumps bigoted comments about Mexican immigrants. "F***ck Donald Trump!" Waka tweeted. "I wonder how many hardworking Mexicans built those #trumptowers #patheticman!!!!," he fired out, "minorities build this country #USA."

Wyclef Jean

Wyclef Jean dropped the f-bomb in Trump's direction as well during his concert show in Pamona, California. "F*** Donald Trump if he don't like the Mexicans," the former Fugees member chanted to a crowded venue.

Meek Mill

Everyone knows Meek Mill doesn't bit his tongue when it comes to what he believes in, and this was no different. On Twitter, the Philly rapper blatantly called Trump a racist after his comment toward Barrack Obama. ""It's clear @realdonaldtrump been racist..saying our "African American president" it's plain to see! We won't miss u when u perish!," he wrote.

Chris Brown

On Instagram, CB penned a longwinded post towards Donald Trump, calling him a pig for his racist comments towards minorities. " F*** TRUMP AND F*** THE PIGS🐷🐷🐷🐷!," said CB. "TO SEE THIS EVIL SHIT IS SO WRONG! GOD WILL HAVE HIS REVENGE!" he wrote, "WHO THE F*** U THINK CLEANS YOUR HOTELS AND WORKS HARD TO FEED A WHOLE FAMILY. US"!

#PressPlay: #ChrisBrown speaks on latest black protestor assault at #DonaldTrump's rally

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Russell Simmons

Russell Simmons, who has previously done business with Donald Trump, published an open letter to ask his "old friend" to "stop the bulls***!" The RushCard exec also penned an open letter to Trump, asking him to "stop fueling fires of hate." "I will be campaigning rigorously against you." he concluded.

Mac Miller

Mac Miller is yet another artist in protest against the Trump campaign. Over the years, Miller has been very vocal about his hatred, even calling Trump a d***head on Twitter, which resulted in a short feud. Also, during an interview on The Nightly Show in March of 2015, Mac expressed his fear for a country run by Trump. "“Your only goal is to stay in the spotlight no matter how much it fuels the fire of hate groups that you apparently know nothing about like the KKK and neo-Nazis. You have people at your rallies who openly assault black teenage girls because hey, that’s American. The messed up thing is I don’t really know if you’re evil. I think you’re just such an egomaniacal attention-thirsty psychopathic power-hungry delusional waste of skin and bones that you’ll do, say or allow anything if it means you’ll just get one more minute in the limelight," he said.

Metro Boomin

Metro Boomin kept it short, sweet, and to the point when he tweeted, "I don't trust Donald Trump." His simple tweeted unleashed a lot of buzz on Twitter because of the reference in Kanye 's Father Stretch My Hands." He later followed that claim, by retweeting photos of protestors at the Trump rallies.

they turnt up in Chicago today

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Raury

Raury also isn't a fan of Trump. The XXL Freshman spoke with Stephen Colbert on The Late Show, saying "“Trump embodies separation, solving problems with anger, fear, and personal differences." The indie rapper wore an anti-Trump shirt on stage.

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John Legend

John Legend called Trump a racist during his mini feud with Donald Trump's son, Trump Jr. Trump's son made a comment on Chicago protesters not being able to answer why they were protesting, and Legend stepped in to answer for them. "I think they were protesting your racist father. This isn't complicated," Legend answered. "Here we go again," Trump said. But the singer fired back, "It’s just the answer when racist racists are saying racist shit and are endorsed by the KKK."

Chrissy Teigen

John Legend wasn't the only one the household firing back against trump. Chrissy Teigen also shut down the Trump campaign when she responded to Trump's tweet about how his meeting with African American pastors was not a press event. "So don't tweet about it you twat," she said.

#ChrissyTeigen vs #DonaldTrump 😩😩😩 #ClapBackSeason !!

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Kerry Washington

Although Kerry Washington has not made blatant claims against Trump, she has showed her support to stand against him. The Scandal star tweeted her support for the organization that was moving to #StopHateDumpTrump. “Join me + #EveEnsler, @harrybelafonte, @sandylocks, @MMFlint and @thandienewton to say enough #StopHateDumpTrump,” she tweeted.

Common

Common has blasted Donald Trump and the media for their coverage of his presidential campaign. "I feel like the integrity of the media is gone in many areas because when you choose to just be like, 'Ok, we're gonna show this Donald Trump because we know it's about numbers,'" he told HuffPost Live. The Chicago rapper also criticized Trump for his comments against Mexicans.

Becky G

As a Mexican American, Becky G chose not to bite her tongue in silence on Trump racist comments. In an effort to fire back against Trump, the young singer released a song "We Are Mexico." She dedicated the single to Trump, saying, "This is for you."

Charlamagne Tha God

Charlamagne isn't here for Trump either. In disgust of Trump's campaign, The Breakfast Club host interviewed with Sirius XM's The Karen Hunter Show to share a few words on the subject. "The soul of the country is at stake in this election. That’s all he’s doing, is preying directly on [poor white people],” he said." He also compared Trump bumper stickers to the Confederate flag. “Trump bumper sticker is the new Confederate flag. Absolutely. All Donald Trump is doing is making America hate again.”

Tamar Braxton

Here's a familiar phrase, "You are a racist!" Tamar Braxton said about Donald Trump on her show, The Real. The youngest Braxton says that Trump's campaign is setting the pace for how the country would be run. "You are already showing everybody who you are," she said in disgust.

Tyrese

Tyrese penned an open letter to Donald Trump following his previous "antics." The Fast and Furious actor brought to attention the fact that his campaign has offended so many different ethnicities, cultures, and religions, including Muslims. You’ve offended my #Muslim community, and created racial boundaries and set my people up for hate crimes and to be targeted for bigotry because of the “acts” of some,” he wrote. “This is for sure the most narcissistic self and family sabotage filled presidential campaign I’ve ever witnessed in my lifetime,” he declared. “This is NOT how you make America great again"

This really breaks my heart...... And inspires me at the same time....... The Muslim community decided to come together and pray IN FRONT of the #TRUMPTOWERS in NYC - Open note to Trump.... He has no idea of what's about to happen......... He has mastered the art of winning #Battles..... But he's for sure going to lose the #WAR........ The antics and the gimmicks look good and feel good right? Got you really thinking your doing it right?? ......... But when it's really time? #WATCH America show you how we #REALLY feel...... And we're not talking about manipulated pole numbers....... United we stand.... Together we fall...... You've offended my #Muslim community, and created racial boundaries and set my people up for hate crimes and to be targeted for bigotry because of the "acts" of some.... Islam is PEACE..... THE ACTS OF SOME of ANY GROUP doesn't justify you spreading hate towards ALL of my people in the Muslim and or Arab community.... I'm deeply hurt and bothered by your antics and hatred towards my Muslim and Arab people.... You've offended my Latin community, you've offended my african American community - You will see........ This is NOT how you make America great again...... This is for sure the most narcissistic self and family sabotage filled presidential campaign I've ever witnessed in my lifetime....... It's going to take forever for your daughter who I think is brilliantly smart to recover from the land mines......... I feel bad for anyone in this country right now with the last name #Trump - when it's all said and done and the smoke clears.... You will remember what I said....... This is NOT how you make America great again...... I'm speaking on behalf of the #Human and all religious and spiritual and sexual preferences you must be and will be stopped - #VotesDontLie the real people of America is going to show up and stop you when it counts the most... #votingday

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Marc Anthony

Marc Anthony slammed the republican party and Donald Trump during one of his concerts at Madison Square Garden. "F*** Donald Trump!" he shouted to a roaring crowd.

Muhammad Ali

Following Donald Trump comments toward Muslims, Muhammad Ali prompted for the nation to take a stand against anti-Islamic speech. We as Muslims have to stand up to those who use Islam to advance their own personal agenda,” he said to NBC News. “They have alienated many from learning about Islam. True Muslims know or should know that it goes against our religion to try and force Islam on anybody.”

T.I.

Tip is one of the latest celebrities who chose not to mince words when it came to Donald Trump. Following a weekend of rallies gone awry, the rapper took to Instagram to “non-violently and unapologetically” say to the Republican candidate: F**k you and f**k what you stand for. Nobody who supports me will support you. End of message.”

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Issa Vibe: The Best Songs To Fit Your Different 4/20 Sessions

April 20th isn’t a national holiday, but it might as well be.

Although recreational marijuana use is only legal in 10 states, the U.S. is home to approximately 35 million regular users of cannabis, according to a survey done by Yahoo News and Marist University. That's 10.6 percent of the American population and while that may seem minuscule, the numbers are growing daily and it's understandable.

Weed has now become a staple of American culture; it's become a legitimate business in the states where it's legal, it's now part of the way people socialize, and better yet it's a theme in some of the hottest music out today. "Kush" has been included in some of the hardest verses that millennials and generation-z kids have heard in their lifetime.

Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg, amazing emcees in their own right, are also widely known for their love of the green plant. Wiz's biggest album, Rolling Papers is clearly influenced by weed and along with the Snoop Dogg-assisted "Young, Wild & Free" is all about that green positivity.

There's an endless list of hits about rolling up a joint, hitting it and passing it, but what about moods? Whether it's a bowl, a blunt or an edible weed, can leave people feeling a variety of ways and that all can be traced to a certain strand of weed someone's inhaling, or the mood they're already.

Regardless, it's important to be prepared and have music ready to match whatever feelings marijuana concocts; and that's why VIBE compiled an adequate list of songs for each of the main pot moods.

So on this 4/20, sit back, relax, smoke and find the songs that suit the vibe.

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The "Let Me Chill Out" Mood 

Sometimes the best way to come down from an over the top high is to play some tunes with a soft beat and a light voice. The best artists in the game right now, like Jhené Aiko for instance, have created that sound that's perfect for when relaxation is needed, so of course, she made the list.  These are the top four songs that can help anyone kick back and relax if a pull from a joint just isn't hitting the right way.

"Blue Dream" by Jhené Aiko "Muse" by Afro Nostalgia "Summer Games" by Drake "LOVE." by Kendrick Lamar (feat. Zacari) The Bad B*tch Hours or "Top Two and I'm Not Two" Mood 

You look around the room and realize: you're top two and you're not two in it. All it took was one or a couple of puffs and then a pass to make you feel pretty good about yourself. One of the main upsides to smoking that's constantly mentioned in the media is that it can help alleviate chronic pain, well, another positive to it is that it can leave you feeling sexy, sensual and everything in between.

This is that high that can make you feel that you're significant other is lucky to have you, and subsequently makes you hit them up, that tells you: you're single and ready to mingle. It's a smoking session that lets you know: if you shoot your shot now, you'll score and it's a session that you want music playing that only affirms how sultry and seductive you feel. If this is how 4/20 leaves you feeling, putting on some RiRi or even Young Thug can effectively get you 'in your bag.'

"Same Ol' Mistakes" by Rihanna "Tyrant" by Kali Uchis (feat. Jorja Smith) "Worth It" by Young Thug "Smoke Break" by Chance the Rapper (feat. Future) The "Head in the Clouds" Mood 

More often than not, edibles have the power of leaving people spaced out and speaking slowly, after consuming them. Sometimes smoking weed, or hotboxing with friends is a silent event. Either everyone's consumed by their phones, or every other person has been looking at a nonexistent spot on the wall for the past 15 minutes.

Regardless this isn't the high where people want to hear "Act Up" by City Girls, no matter how much they love them. No, this is the high where people need music that takes them on a journey. Songs where the production is out of this world and it seems like the artist specifically made the song for a smoke session like no other. Travis Scott's ASTROWORLD is full of tracks with that vibe, and Lil' Wayne, a weed connoisseur of his own, has songs that fulfill that need too. Smoke a bit and let the weed do its thing.

"ASTROTHUNDER" by Travis Scott "I Feel Like Dying" by Lil' Wayne "Hyyer" by Kid Cudi "St. Tropez" by J. Cole The "Got the Giggles" Mood 

This is when the blunt hits perfectly and there's nothing wrong in the world or when the bowl did its' job and leaves everyone feeling silly. A "feel good high" is the best way to describe and the best way to live through that kind of smoke session is to listen to some "feel good music." These are the songs that can have people swaying unknowingly to its' beat, or the tracks that leave people smiling from ear to ear. This is the session that lets people know that "this is it chief," and here are the best songs to go along with it.

"Pass the Vibes" by Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment "Dreamcatcher" by Metro Boomin' (feat. Swae Lee & Travis Scott) "It's a Vibe" by 2 Chainz (feat. Ty Dolla $ign, Trey Songz & Jhené Aiko) "Binz" by Solange
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Kush & Splendor: 5 CBD Beauty Products That’ll Take Your Self-Care Routine From 0 To 100

Lotions, creams, and salves—oh my! With cannabidiol (CBD) popping up in just about every product you can imagine, the cannabis-infused beauty industry is clearly on the come-up. In fact, analysts predict that the “wellness” movement—as well as the legalization of Mary Jane across the world—will help rake in $25 billion globally in the next 10 years, according to Business Insider. That’s 15 percent of the $167 billion skincare market.

And what better way to up the ante on one’s wellness routine than with all-natural CBD? Just ask Dr. Lana Butner, naturopathic doctor and acupuncturist at NYC’s Modrn Sanctuary, who incorporates CBD in her treatments.

“CBD is a fantastic addition to acupuncture sessions for both its relaxation and anti-inflammatory, pain-relieving effects,” Butner shares with Vixen. “The calming effects of CBD allows for patients to deeply relax into the treatment and really tap into the parasympathetic nervous system, which is responsible for rest, digestion and muscle repair/regeneration.”

She adds that CBD’s pain-relieving effects are “far-reaching,” from muscular and joint pains to migraines and arthritis—and even IBS and indigestion.

The magic lies in CBD’s ability to impact endocannabinoid receptor activity in our bodies. Without getting too wordy, our bodies come equipped with a system called the endocannabinoid system (ECS), which is the HBIC over our sleep, appetite, pain and immune system response. Also known as cannabidiol, CBD teams up with this system to help reduce inflammation and interact with neurotransmitters. According to Healthline, CBD has also been scientifically shown to impact the brain’s receptors for serotonin, the neurotransmitter responsible for regulating our mood and social behavior.

All that said, it’s important to note that not all CBD products are created equal. Many brands cashing in on the green beauty wave use hemp seed oil, sometimes referred to as cannabis sativa seed oil, in place of CBD... which doesn’t make them any less great! Hemp seed oil is actually high in antioxidants, amino acids, and omega-3 and -6 fatty acids—all of which are thebomb.com for your skin.

“It’s generally viewed as a superfood and is great for adding nutritional value to your diet,” Ashley Lewis, co-founder of Fleur Marché, told Well and Good last month. “In terms of skin care, it’s known as a powerful moisturizer and skin softener that doesn’t clog pores or contribute to oily skin.”

However, when companies start marketing CBD and hemp oil as one-in-the-same, that’s when things get a bit tricky.

“The biggest issue is that hemp seed oil and CBD are two totally different compounds that come from different parts of the hemp plant, have different makeups, and different benefits,” Lewis added. “Marketing them as the same thing just isn’t accurate and does a disservice to consumers who are expecting certain benefits that they won’t get from hemp seed oil and who are often paying more for what they think is CBD.”

So if you’re looking to benefit from the perks specifically attributed to CBD, make sure you’re reading labels before buying, and don’t be afraid to ask questions. Hell, ask for a product’s test results, while you’re at it. It never hurts to be sure.

Now that we’ve got that out of the way, are you ready to see what all the hype is about? For this 4/20, we rounded up a few CBD (and hemp!)-infused products to help give your self-care routine a bit of a boost. Looks like your holiday just got that much kushier. You’re welcome!

Note: Data and regulations surrounding CBD and its use are still in development. That said, please don’t take anything written in this post as medical or legal advice, and definitely double check the laws in your state. Also, please do your body a favor and hit up your doctor before trying any new supplements. We’re just tryna look out for you. Okay? Okay. Read on.

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Beyoncé performs onstage during 2018 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Field on April 14, 2018 in Indio, California.
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Homecoming: The 5 Best Moments Of Beyoncé’s Documentary

Once Beyoncé became the first African-American woman to headline in its nearly 20-year history, we knew Coachella would never the same. To mark the superstar’s historic moment, the 2018 music and arts festival was appropriately dubbed #Beychella and fans went into a frenzy on social media as her illustrious performance was live-streamed by thousands. (Remember when fans recreated her choreographed number to O.T. Genasis’ “Everybody Mad”?)

With a legion of dancers, singers and musicians adorned with gorgeous costumes showcasing custom-made crests, the singer’s whirlwind performance honored black Greek letter organizations, Egyptian queen Nefertiti, and paid homage to historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). Aside from the essence of black musical subgenres like Houston’s chopped and screwed and Washington D.C.’s go-go music, the entertainer performed “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” also known as “The Black National Anthem,” and implemented a dancehall number, sampling the legendary Jamaican DJ and singer, Sister Nancy, to show off the versatility of black culture.

One year after #Beychella’s historic set, the insightful concert film, Homecoming, began streaming on Netflix and unveiled the rigorous months of planning that went into the iconic event. The 2-hour 17-minute documentary highlights Beyoncé’s enviable work ethic and dedication to her craft, proving why this performance will be cemented in popular culture forever. Here are the best moments from Beyoncé’s Homecoming documentary.

The Intentional Blackness

“Instead of me bringing out my flower crown, it was more important that I brought our culture to Coachella.”

Throughout the documentary, Beyoncé made it known that everything and everyone included in the creative process leading up to the annual festival was deliberately chosen. “I personally selected each dancer, every light, the material on the steps, the height of the pyramid, the shape of the pyramid,” says Beyoncé. “Every tiny detail had an intention.” When speaking on black people as a collective the entertainer notes, “The swag is limitless.” Perhaps the most beautiful moments in Homecoming are the shots that focus on the uniqueness of black hair and its versatility. What’s appreciated above all is the singer’s commitment to celebrating the various facets of blackness and detailing why black culture needs to be celebrated on a global scale.

Beyoncé’s Love And Respect For HBCUs

#Beychella — which spanned two consecutive weekends of Coachella’s annual festival — was inspired by elements of HBCU homecomings, so it was no surprise when the singer revealed she always wanted to attend one. “I grew up in Houston, Texas visiting Prairie View. We rehearsed at TSU [Texas Southern University] for many years in Third Ward, and I always dreamed of going to an HBCU. My college was Destiny's Child. My college was traveling around the world and life was my teacher.” Brief vignettes in the film showcased marching bands, drumlines and the majorettes from notable HBCUs that comprise of the black homecoming experience. In the concert flick, one of the dancers affectionately states, “Homecoming for an HBCU is the Super Bowl. It is the Coachella.” However, beyond the outfits that sport a direct resemblance to Greek organizations, Beyoncé communicated an important message that remains a focal point in the film: “There is something incredibly important about the HBCU experience that must be celebrated and protected.”

The Familiar Faces

Despite being joined by hundreds of dancers, musicians and singers on-stage, the entertainer was joined by some familiar faces to share the monumental moment with her. While making a minor appearance in the documentary, her husband and rapper/mogul Jay-Z came out to perform “Deja Vu” with his wife. Next, fans were blessed by the best trio to ever do it as Kelly and Michelle joined the singer with renditions of their hit singles including “Say My Name,” “Soldier,” and more. On top of this star-studded list, Solange Knowles graced the “Beychella” stage and playfully danced with her older sister to the infectious “Get Me Bodied.”

Her Balance Of Being A Mother And A Star

Originally slated to headline the annual festival in 2017, the singer notes that she “got pregnant unexpectedly...and it ended up being twins.” Suffering from preeclampsia, high blood pressure, toxemia and undergoing an emergency C-section, the entertainer candidly details how difficult it was adjusting post-partum and how she had to reconnect with her body after experiencing a traumatizing delivery. “In the beginning, it was so many muscle spasms. Just, internally, my body was not connected. My body was not there.” Rehearsing for a total of 8 months, the singer sacrificed quality time with her children in order to nail the technical elements that came with the preparation for her Coachella set. “I’m limiting myself to no bread, no carbs, no sugar, no dairy, no meat, no fish, no alcohol … and I’m hungry.” Somehow, throughout all of this, she still had to be a mom. “My mind wanted to be with my children,” she says. Perhaps one of the most admirable moments in the film was witnessing Beyoncé’s dedication to her family but also to her craft.

The Wise Words From Black Visionaries

Homecoming opens with a quote from the late, Maya Angelou stating, “If you surrender to the air, you can ride it.” The film includes rich and prophetic quotes from the likes of Alice Walker, Nina Simone, Toni Morrison, and notable Black thinkers, reaffirming Beyoncé’s decision to highlight black culture. The quotes speak to her womanhood and the entertainer’s undeniable strength as a black woman.

Blue Ivy’s Cuteness

Last, but certainly not least, Blue Ivy‘s appearance in the concert film is nothing short of precious. One of the special moments in the documentary zeroes in on the 7-year-old singing to a group of people whilst Beyoncé sweetly feeds the lyrics into her ears. After finishing, Blue says: “I wanna do that again” with Beyoncé replying with “You wanna be like mommy, huh?” Seen throughout Homecoming rehearsing and mirroring Beyoncé’s moves, Blue just might follow in her mother’s footsteps as she gets older.

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