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Justin Timberlake Receives Backlash For Jesse Williams Approval Tweet

Not even JT is safe from the Internet.

Jesse Williams' moving and politically charged Humanitarian Award speech at the 2016 BET Awards sent the audience and the Twittersphere into a frenzy. However, it was the tweet by Justin Timberlake that set the Internet ablaze.

The 35-year-old musician wrote late Sunday night (June 26) that he was "#inspired" by the Grey's Anatomy actor's remarks at the award show, in which he took several instances of racism in the United States to task and urged for a push in equality.

"We’re done watching and waiting while this invention called whiteness uses and abuses us, burying black people out of sight and out of mind while extracting our culture, our dollars, our entertainment..." he said at one point in his speech, which brought the crowd at L.A.'s Microsoft Theater to its feet.

A Twitter user Tweeted Timberlake asking if his co-sign of Williams' speech means that he would "stop appropriating our music and culture," to which the "Can't Stop The Feeling" singer wrote, "Oh, you sweet soul. The more you realize that we are the same, the more we can have a conversation."

JT's response led to outrage on the site, with several  users asking him to acknowledge his privilege within the industry, as well as to not be so dismissive of some of the struggles blacks had to face. Many also wrote that he was still in hot water with the black community after the 2004 Super Bowl's "Nipplegate" scandal involving Janet Jackson.

However, there were a ton of Twitter users who were confused about the backlash altogether. Power 105.1's The Breakfast Club even gave "Donkey Of The Day" on Monday (June 27) to anyone who criticized Timberlake for his tweets because he's trying to incite a change, and change cannot happen if people won't allow it to.

Timberlake apologized in a series of tweets soon after the backlash began, stating that he believes he was "misunderstood" because his tweet was not supposed to be taken as a general response.

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Chris Brown Suggests He Was Hacked After Karrueche IG Drama

Chris Brown received major backlash on Thursday (June 13), after several fans caught wind of a series of comments the singer allegedly left under a photo of his ex-girlfriend, Karrueche Tran and her new boyfriend, Victor Cruz. According to Breezy, however, he was hacked and did no such thing.

"People going out they way. Leave them people alone and stop creating unnecessary drama," Brown wrote on his Instagram Stories on Friday (June 14).  "Whoever's been DM my followers or commenting as me lame asf."

As you may have heard, Brown – or someone posing as the R&B crooner – commented under several photos of Kae and Cruz, advising the model and actress to "upgrade" her new boyfriend. "Upgrade him sis. I'll take him around to style him," one of the comments read.

Well, if Brown really was hacked, that is, indeed, lame as hell. See Chris' message below.

 

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#ChrisBrown says he was hacked and not responsible for yesterday’s comments!!

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Missy Elliott Inducted Into Songwriters Hall Of Fame: "I Am Thankful"

Missy Elliott has officially been inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. The creative mastermind was inducted by Queen Latifah on Thursday (June 13), making her the first female hip-hop artist to achieve such a high honor.

Queen Latifah and former First Lady Michelle Obama both spoke very highly of Missy during her induction ceremony in New York City. "Missy, I want to thank you for all of your trailblazing ways," Obama said in a taped video that aired during the event. "Thank you not for just sharing your gift with the world, but for being an advocate for so many people out there, especially young girls who are still figuring out how to make their voices heard."

After a glowing tribute from Lizzo and Da Brat –  who performed Missdemeanor's 90s hit, Sock It 2 Me" – the rapper took the stage to give a heartfelt speech.

"I am thankful," she said before breaking down in tears. "Every time I come up to a podium ... even with all the work that I've done, I don't know, and I'm assuming it's just God, I don't know why I am here."

She continued: "I want to say one thing to the writers, to the upcoming writers, 'Do not give up.' We all go through writer's block. Sometimes you just have to walk away from a record and come back to it. But don't give up because I'm standing here. And this is big for hip-hop, too."

Missy joins an elite group of songwriters.  Jay-Z and Jermaine Dupri were both inducted in 2017 and 2018, respectively. While Elliott has written hit after hit for her own music catalog, the rapper has also penned a number of classics for Aaliyah, Beyoncé, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson, Mary J. Blige, and more.

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50 Cents Claims Bow Wow Took Money From Club That Was Meant For Strippers

50 Cent has found his latest victim.

The rapper took to Instagram on Wednesday (June 12), to accuse Bow Wow of taking money home from the strip club that was originally meant for the exotic dancers. "Oh sh*t, this little N***a BOW WOW took the Money home with him. @antthaladiesman get him before I kill EM," said 50 in an IG caption. The caption was attached to a video of Bow Wow counting wads of cash.

Fif then followed with another clip of Bow Wow partying alongside DC Young Fly with several single dollar bills stuffed into his pants. "We came there like this, Bow wow stealing ones 🤦‍♂️why the fuck you ain’t throw that to the dancers," he continued. "You better get me my fucking money by Monday."

It didn't stop there either. The rapper kept going, posting photos of Bow Wow and even tagging Jermaine Dupri in some of them. "@jermainedupri what kinda shit is this, 🤷🏽‍♂️you brought this nigga around man," he added.

He kept trolling until finally, Bow Wow responded with a video of him counting up his money. Fif had the last word, however, referencing Bow Wow's previous relationship with Ciara.

50 Cent's antics are undoubtedly exhausting, but if you have time, check out all of the back and forth below.

 

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😳oh shit, 🤨this little Nigga BOW WOW took the Money home with him. @antthaladiesman get him before I kill EM #lecheminduroi #bransoncognac

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We came there like this, 🤨Bow wow stealing ones 🤦‍♂️why the fuck you ain’t throw that to the dancers.😤you better get me my fucking money by Monday. #lecheminduroi #bransoncognac

A post shared by 50 Cent (@50cent) on Jun 12, 2019 at 3:45pm PDT

 

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🤨@jermainedupri what kinda shit is this, 🤷🏽‍♂️you brought this nigga around man. He stealing the one’s 😤 @dcyoungfly you wasn’t n on this shit was ya 🤔

A post shared by 50 Cent (@50cent) on Jun 12, 2019 at 4:32pm PDT

 

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Yo @50cent 😂😂😂 💰💰 #aintnocappnovahere #bigdawgtalk #beendoingthissinceababy Call @antthaladiesman #GUHHATL

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😆Movie money before him, Tv money before him, bitches before him 🤔did he just call @Ciara a bitch. 😟she’s not gonna like this, but give @antthaladiesman the money,😠and don’t be ever doing shit behind my back again.#lecheminduroi #bransoncognac

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