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AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 16: First lady Michelle Obama participates in a panel discussion during SXSW on March 16, 2016 in Austin, Texas. Mrs. Obama was the keynote speaker at the event. This is the 30th anniversary of SXSW. (Photo by Drew Anthony Smith/Getty Images)
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Sad Emoji: Michelle Obama Says She Won't Run For President

The First Lady has announced that she will not pursue a bid for the White House.

Two months after President Barack Obama said that the possibility of Michelle Obama running for the Oval Office was basically as likely as pigs flying, the First Lady has announced that she will not pursue a bid for the White House.

According to NBC News, the 52-year-old ended speculation during her keynote address at the SXSW Music Conference on Wednesday (March 16) when Queen Latifah blatantly asked if a presidential bid was in her near future. Shortly after reminiscing on her time on Pennsylvania Ave., the First Lady said that her teenage daughters heavily influenced her decision to not run.

"No, no. Not going to do it," she said. "The daughters of a president. Just think about it. Come on, young people. Not so easy," said the First Lady adding, "They've handled it with grace and with poise."

Though her time as First Lady is winding down, Mrs. Obama said that she is looking forward to reaching the masses in ways that she couldn't because of her prestigious title.

"Sometimes there's much more you can do outside the White House without the constraints, the lights and the cameras, and the partisanship," she said. "There's a potential that my voice can be heard by people who can't hear me now because I'm Michelle Obama, the First Lady. I want to be able to impact as many people as possible in an unbiased way to try to keep reaching people. I think I can do that just as well by not being president of the United States."

Mrs. Obama's new announcement should come as no surprise. Back in January, President Obama said that the First Lady will not be hitting the campaign trail.

"There are three things that are certain in life: death, taxes, and Michelle is not running for president," he said. "That I can tell you."

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After a three-year album hiatus, Ty Dolla $ign released his latest studio effort, Featuring Ty Dolla $ign, on Friday (Oct. 23).

The 25-track album features appearances from Nicki Minaj, Kid Cudi, FKA Twigs, Roddy Ricch, Jhené Aiko, Kehlani, 6lack, Young Thug, Music Soulchild, Skrillex, Quavo, Anderson Paak, Post Malone, Kanye West, and more.

Powered by previously released singles, “Ego Death,” Expensive” and By Yourself,” the new album flexes a different music muscle for the Grammy-nominated recording artists who steered clear of  making club records.

“I was intentionally trying to not make club songs [talking about] hoes and *itches and all the sh*t I used to talk about,” Ty told Vulture in a recent interview. “I was trying to, like, talk about my life, and what it is now, and really do something different with it. I got a daughter going to high school this year, and she’s paying attention, and all her friends are paying attention, so I can’t talk as crazy or do the crazy sh*t that I used to do.”

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Jay Z Launches His Own Cannabis Brand

Jay Z is venturing into the world of cannabis. The  mogul officially announced the launch of his new cannabis brand, Monogram, on Friday (Oct. 23) marking his first product collaboration since becoming chief brand strategists of the Northern California-based dispensary, Caliva, last year.

“Monogram seeks to redefine what cannabis means to consumers today,” the company said in a press release. As many marijuana storefronts have implemented new rules amid the global pandemic, Monogram is also planing to launch an e-commerce sales option, “In an effort to provide a more tailored customer experience.”

Caliva and Hov opened their first Southern California storefront last year. Besides providing quality products, Hov aims to use his position at Caliva to help the formerly incarcerated (many of whom are not reaping the benefits of marijuana legalization) through advocacy, job training, and employee and workforce development.

According to the company website, Monogram uses “expert growers” to ensure that each marijuana flowers receives the “respect it deserves” in every stage of the growth process. Additionally, Monogram flowers are grown in small batches so that every plant gets “personalized attention.”

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Kehlani Plays Bryson Tiller’s Love Interest In “Always Forever” Video

Kehlani stars as Tiller’s love interest in the intimate new music video for “Always Forever,” released on Thursday (Oct. 22).

The stunning visual, directed by Glenn Michael of Toronto’s Kid Studio, is a creative take on how a relationship can become your entire universe. Tyler and Kehlani cuddle up, kiss, and hold hand in the steamy visual, prompting some fans to question the chemistry between the two. They might look pretty cozy, but Kehlani and Tiller are just friends (Tiller welcomed a child with girlfriend Kendra Bailey last year).

 

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🌎🎥💫Thanks Guys. #alwaysforever @kidstudio_ @ichiki @kehlani

A post shared by [ Bryson ] (@brysontiller) on Oct 22, 2020 at 12:35pm PDT

Kehlani shared some close-up stills from the music video on Instagram along with a message thanking Tiller for being a “solid” friend. “To one of my dearest friends…matching tattoos, years worth of stories, nights of dying laughter and holding each other down in the roughest times…I’m so proud of you. Thank you for being solid.”

The post was deleted after fans in the comments continued to speculate if the two were an item. Kehlani shared a follow-up message on her Instagram Story explaining in part, “I post lengthy captions about all my friends. You would have to follow me to know that.”

 

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#Roommates, #Kehlani explains her previous message to #BrysonTiller. (SWIPE for previous post)

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“Always Forever” is the latest single from Tiller’s newly released ANNIVERSARY LP.

Watch the video below.

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