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Police Are Trying Once Again To Boycott A Beyonce Concert

The Pittsburgh police union members are planning to file labor complaints against working at the May 31 show over beliefs that the singer presents an anti-police rhetoric in her music. 

Police in Pittsburgh, Penn., aren't in a rush to file in formation for Beyonce's upcoming concert. Instead, many are looking to boycott the show under the idea the singer's latest project presents an image of anti-police to the public.

According to WTAE, police members took to the city's union website to voice their reluctance to work at Heinz Field on May 31 where the singer will perform for over 50,000 for her Formation World Tour. FOP President Robert Swartzwelder told reporters that police officers don't want to take up the secondary gig and plan to file a labor complaint due to Bey voicing her concern with police brutality in her music video for "Formation."

Swartzwelder claimed events with the exception of the city's latest marathon are voluntary jobs for police. This dance has been done before with Miami police in April, when they vowed to boycott the singer's performance at Marlins Park. The show went off without a hitch as the singer honored Prince and the 13th anniversary of her breakout single, "Crazy In Love."

The alleged boycott hasn't been set in stone. Assistant Police Chief Scott Schubert didn't share his thoughts on Beyonce but says the people are the city's first concern.

"I don't get involved in controversy, I just get involved with public safety," Schubert said. "So we just need to make sure we have the appropriate public safety there for any event that we do."

If the officers decide to move forward with their protest, they can always don the "Boycott Beyonce" apparel.

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Pop Smoke: 5 Suspects Arrested In Connection With Rapper’s Murder

Five people have been arrested in connection with the murder of Pop Smoke, the Los Angeles Police Department's  Robbery-Homicide Division revealed on Friday (July 10). According to an LAPD news release, the suspects include two teenagers and three adults, the latter of whom were identified as Corey Walker, 19, Jaquan Murphy, 21, and Keandre D. Rodgers, 18.

The LAPD claims that the suspects are gang members who were involved in Jackson’s murder in February, and in the murder of an 18-year-old victim who was gunned down last year in the parking lot of the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.

No other details were released as both investigations are ongoing.

Pop Smoke, whose birth name was Bashar Jackson, was gunned down at a temporary rental home in the Hollywood Hills while visiting Los Angeles. The 20-year-old Brooklyn native was the victim of an armed robbery, per the LAPD.

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Jada Pinkett Smith Confirms Past Relationship With August Alsina

As promised, Jada Pinkett Smith brought herself to the infamous red table but she wasn’t alone. Will Smith joined his wife to address August Alsina’s claims in a special mini-episode of Red Table Talk that premiered on Friday (July 10).

Jada confirmed that she was once in a relationship with the 27-year-old singer while “separated” from Will. According to Jada, things with Alsina started out as a platonic friendship before turning into something more.

“As time went on, I got into a different kind of entanglement with August,” she admitted.

The actress went on to clarify that Will never August “permission” to date her. “The only person that can give permission in that particular circumstance is myself,” she said. “I could see how he would perceive it as ‘permission' because we were separated amicably and I think he also wanted to make it clear that he’s not a home wrecker — which he’s not.

“I was in a lot of pain. I was broken. I definitely realized that you can’t find happiness outside of yourself, and luckily enough, you and I were going through a process of healing in a much different manner,” Jada told Will. “I would definitely say we did everything we could to get away from each other only to realize that that wasn’t possible.”

Later in the talk, Will asked Jada what she was looking for in August. “I just wanted to feel good,” she said. “And it was really a joy just to heal somebody.”

The couple, who have been together for 25 years, also revealed their relationship mantra: “We ride together. We die together. Bad marriage for life.”

Watch the full episode below.

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Kid Cudi Announces Eminem Collaboration, "The Adventures Of Moon Man And Slim Shady”

Kid Cudi and Eminem are releasing a new single, "The Adventures of Moon Man and Slim Shady,” scheduled to drop this Friday (July 10).

Cudster’s daughter, Vada, announced the news in an adorable video posted to his Twitter account on Wednesday (July 8).

And now a word from Princess Vada the chosen... pic.twitter.com/xmgIMkUntz

— The Chosen One (@KidCudi) July 8, 2020

Besides working with Eminem, Cudi collaborated with Kanye West on an upcoming Kids See Ghost animated series. Additionally, the Ohio native is gearing up to debut an animated Netflix series, Entergalactic, based off his upcoming concept album of the same name. Cudi will executive produce the series along with Kenya Barris.

The 36-year-old rapper and actor will also appear in the HBO mini-series, We Are Who We Are. The coming-of-age story centers around two teenagers living on an American military base in Italy.

Watch the trailer below.

 

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