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Keri Hilson Discusses Lengthy Hiatus With Psychic Medium

"I have built myself back up."

The music industry has gotten nothing but radio silence from R&B songstress Keri Hilson in the last seven years. Between 2008 and 2011, the singer could only ever be heard on a hit but then, she went mute with no explanation.

Recently, Hilson met with psychic medium Reginald Lewis on Steve after a surprise pairing by Steve Harvey. The televised session may have answered everyone’s question(s) about Hilson’s sudden disappearance.

“I hit rock bottom a few times and I’m crawling back to walking in my purpose,” the singer said. “I thought it would just be a year. It’s been six, maybe.” Hilson fought back tears but the intense feelings overrode her will.

Lewis gave Hilson messages on behalf of her paternal grandmother in support of her decision to “step away” and distance herself from negative energy. To many of these affirmations, Hilson attempted to remain stoic but half smiled in agreement.

“She’s saying this year for you has been a year of release and kind of stepping away from certain people,” he said. “So you’ve actually been cutting people out, you’ve just been stepping away. She’s saying that she knows that people have taken advantage of you.”

The medium continued to tell Hilson that her decision was the only feasible one and that the new year would be her opportunity to start anew. In spite of her lengthy departure, there is still space and time for a return, he shared.

And there is. She told Lewis that there would, indeed, be a comeback. “I have built myself back up,” Hilson said.

Later, she took to Twitter, reflecting on the insightful nature of her hour-and-a-half long session, cut for television to four minutes. “I believe that God can awaken someone to be an angel in our lives…for a period of time, or sometimes just to speak a single sentence,” she wrote.

It seems that Hilson’s hiatus was a spiritual cleanse and she’s almost completely through with healing.

This year will make it almost eight since the release of Hilson’s 2010 No Boys Allowed album but we should be expecting a new one from her soon. Initially teased in 2016, her next album is set to be released this year and is provisionally entitled L.I.A.R. (Love is A Religion).

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Tory Lanez Sued For Alleged Attack In Miami Nightclub

Tory Lanez is facing legal trouble over an alleged altercation that went down inside Miami’s LIV nightclub last year. Christopher “Prince” Harty, an up-and-coming artist and Miami promoter who appeared on Love & Hip-Hop: Miami claims that Lanez attacked him last November.

The onetime reality star alleges that Lanez, along with his entourage and security team, punched and attacked him in the nightclub. According to reports, Prince claims to have suffered blunt force trauma to his head, neck, and chest, in addition to contusions, bruises and anxiety, as a result of the incident. He is suing for unspecified damages.

“They backed me into a corner, and once I was there, they started stomping on me, jumping me,” he recalled to NBC Miami.

He believes that the friction stemmed from an Instagram post about music. “They felt that I was insinuating that they stole the record from me, and I was just like, no, I would never do that, that was never my intention. I had no issue with him at all.”

A portion of the incident was captured on cellphone video. Prince stated that he knew Lanez prior to the run-in, and helped get him into clubs before.

His attorney, Marwan Porter of Porter Law Firm, called the violent incident “a chronic problem” with Lanez who is accused of shooting Megan Thee Stallion in July. The 28-year-old recording artist has yet to publicly address either incident.

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Cardi B Opens Up About Filing For Divorce From Offset

Cardi B took to Instagram Live on Friday (Sept. 18) to air out a few things about filing for divorce from Offset.

The Bronx rapper made it clear that she didn’t file for divorce as a publicity stunt to promote her upcoming album. “I’m not doing it for clout and on top of that I don’t need stunts to sell music,” she said. “I’m not [trying to] brag but don’t ever say I’m doing anything for clout. My first album is three-times platinum and I didn’t need no stunts to do that. My [“Wap”] single is no. 1 worldwide why would I need stunts to sell music? I don’t need stunts — [especially] when it comes to family — to sell anything, so don’t play yourself.”

As for the reason for the divorce filing, the estranged couple simply grew apart. “Nothing crazy out of this world happened, sometimes people really do grow apart. I been with this man for four years. I have a kid with this man, I have a household with this man…sometimes you’re just tired of the arguments and the build up. You get tired sometimes and before something happens, you leave.”

“I just wanna' be a free bird,” Cardi said after questioning whether people secretly want infidelity to be the reason for the split.

“I am the f**king clout,” she added. “I never needed anything. I never needed no stunts to sell sh*t.Why would I need anything to sell my next album?”

Speaking of the new album, Cardi has been indecisive about choosing her next single because “WAP” did so well. “That means that my second single has to be even better.”

Towards the end of her venting session, Cardi reiterated that she’s focusing on her work, and revealed that she's starting new business for her daughter Kulture.

 

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Barack Obama Announces Release Date For ‘A Promised Land’ Memoir

Following the mega-success of his wife’s Becoming release, Barack Obama is poised to debut his own memoir, A Promised Land, this fall. The former president made the literary announcement on Twitter on Thursday (Sept. 17).

“There’s no feeling like finishing a book and I’m proud of this one,” Obama tweeted while explaining that he tries to give an “honest account” of his presidency in the book. The release will also touch on “the forces we grapple with as a nation, and how we can heal our division and make democracy work for everybody.”

There’s no feeling like finishing a book, and I’m proud of this one. In 'A Promised Land,' I try to provide an honest accounting of my presidency, the forces we grapple with as a nation, and how we can heal our divisions and make democracy work for everybody. pic.twitter.com/T1QSZVDvOm

— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) September 17, 2020

The highly anticipated and introspective release takes readers on a “compelling journey” and details Obama’s “improbable odyssey from a young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world.” Included in the memoir are striking personal details about his political education, as well as landmark moments from his first term presidency.

The Obamas secured the reported $60 million book deals around a year after ending their tenure in the White House. Michelle Obama’s book became the best-selling memoir in history.

A Promised Land is currently available for pre-order at Obamabook.com. The memoir will be released on Nov. 17.

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