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Charlamagne Tha God Makes Himself 'Donkey Of The Day'

"I am on the front of Twitter Trending because women of color came together to slander my black a**."

Charlamagne Tha God royally pissed off the Internet when he took to Twitter Tuesday (Dec. 6) to charge black and brown women with not creating a platform big enough to combat conservative talk show host Tomi Lahren. Within moments, "The Breakfast Club" talking head began to trend for reasons no one wants to ever trend and many people--including black women--collectively gathered the 36-year-old.

The "Black Privilege" author quickly realized the error in his ways and was publicly scolded by the likes of MTV's "Decoded" host Franchesca Ramsey and others, so it was only right Charlamagne take his L and crown himself "Donkey of The Day."

"I tell you people all the time, in life you either win or you learn. That's what the L stands for, learning, and last night I learned you have to be specific on social media," Charlamagne said.

Charlamagne was corrected by a Twitter user who understood the sentiment behind his inflammatory comment, but stated he should've charged women of color for not creating a news network and not use the word platform. The "Brilliant Idiot" host understood, however, he insisted simply using social media isn't enough.

"Social media is the engine that makes it go, we need to build the car. The online news network is the car, " the radio personality said.

The Power 105.1 co-host further clarified his statement about what he hopes to see women of color do and accomplish, and also realized that his inability to better articulate his thoughts, caused an uproar online.

"There's a saying 'I'm responsible for what I say, but not for not what you understand.' I don't wholeheartedly agree with that. I am responsible for what I say, but I have a duty to phrase it in a way that you do understand. Maybe I didn't do a good job of doing that last night via social media."

Charlamagne ended his spiel by giving himself the same hee-haw he's given to past "Donkey of The Day" honorees including Donald Trump, Katt Williams, Kanye West and Tomi Lahren, but still wondered how women of color with online a large online pressence can be made bigger and their voices amplified.

Listen to Charlamagne take the L below,

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Prince’s Sister Sells Percentage Of His Estate To Private Equity Fund: Report

Prince’s sister has unloaded a portion of her one-sixth share in her late brother’s estate. Tyka Nelson filed court documents confirming that she sold some of the estate to Primary Wave IP Fund, The Blast reported on Monday (Dec. 3).

“I have the opportunity to consult with separate legal counsel and financial advisors and have been fully advised by my legal counsel and financial advisors of the rights I enjoy as an heir to the Estate and the legal, financial, and personal implications of entering into the Expectancy Interest Transfer Agreement,” Nelson stated in court documents obtained by the website.

At Nelson’s request, Primary Wave IP will now be involved in “all matters” regarding the estate. Primary Wave has reportedly requested to keep the details of the acquisition sealed.

Nelson allegedly owes more than $850,000 in legal bill from multiple law firms that worked on the music legend’s estate issues. Prince died without a will in 2016. His estate was split between six heirs, including Tyka and his half-siblings, Sharon Nelson, Norrine Nelson, John Nelson, Alfred Jackson and Omarr Baker. Jackson, 66, died earlier this year.

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Ming And Aoki Lee Simmons Stun In New Baby Phat Campaign

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The sisters channel mom, Kimora Lee Simmons, in the glam shots which debuted on Tuesday (Dec. 3). The photos include an image of Ming, 17, and Aoki, 19, in matching pink and black mini dresses and faux fur stoles, while stroking brown felines.

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R. Kelly Hit With Bribery Charge Over 1994 Marriage To Aaliyah

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Aaliyah is referred to as “Jane Doe #1” in the indictment. The documents state that “on or around August 30, 1994,” Kelly “knowingly” bribed a public official to get a "fraudulent identification document" stating that Aaliyah was 18.

The next day,  27-year-old Kelly married, 15-year-old Aliyah in a secret ceremony. The marriage was annulled shortly after Aaliyah’s parents found out about it.

Kelly’s lawyer, Steven Greenberg, told the Chicago Tribune that the indictment didn’t immediately appear to “materially alter the landscape.” Greenberg noted that he was still “reviewing” the documents.

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Kelly already faces federal racketeering, kidnapping, forced labor and sexual exploitation charges in New York. The indictment also accuses him of headlining an “Enterprise” that recruited “women and girls to engage in illegal activity” with him. The R&B singer and “other members of the Enterprise” traveled throughout the U.S. and abroad to secretly recruit and groom the victims, the document states.

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