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Bill Cosby Channels The Energy Of Nelson Mandela As He Prepares For Prison

The 80-year-old entertainer may face a minimum of 10 years in a cell.

Following Thursday’s (Apr. 26) verdict where he was found guilty of three counts of felony indecent aggravated assault against Andrea Constand, Bill Cosby says he is preparing for his potential 30-year prison stint by channeling the spirit of Nelson Mandela.

Throughout his trial(s), the acclaimed comedian has stayed in contact with Page Six. He frequently referenced living in prison as “that place,” explaining to the publication how he plans to survive his incarceration.

“I think back to the time when Camille and I went to visit Nelson Mandela in South Africa. He was a free man, but I remember when we met him at Robben Island where he had been in a prison for all of those years,” Cosby recounted. “I sat in that cell where he lived, and I saw how he lived… what he had to eat to live and what he went through. So, if they send me to that place, then that’s what they will do, and I will have to go there.”

His loose comparison to the Apartheid political prisoner turned South African president is not the first-time Cosby or his team has likened his trial to a civil injustice. These consistent pleas could be an attempt to place Cosby back into the public’s good graces as he has already stated plans to appeal his conviction. Yet, if this is the motive, his actions are contradicted by the mannerisms he displayed during the proceedings. Many times, Cosby broke his parental friendly persona by spewing vulgar outbursts characterized by the one that followed his conviction where he called the prosecutor an “a**hole” for suggesting a millionaire could be a flight risk, The Hollywood Reporter states.

And while Cosby’s formerly mentioned appeal plans would stall his introduction to “that place” by nine to eleven months, if they're denied, the 80-year-old entertainer will be required to serve at least 10 years of his possible 30-year sentence in a cell.

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Not Sicko Mode: Nick Cannon Says Travis Scott Isn't For The Culture

Nick Cannon takes great issue with Travis Scott performing at the Super Bowl but says for Big Boi, it's okay.

During a sitdown with TMZ's Raquel Harper, the host of Masked Singer said "I'm Kaepernick all day," but said Scott doesn't have enough "cultural equity" to perform during Super Bowl LIII halftime show.

"To me, I call it cultural equity. So we're not mad at Big Boi for performing at the Super Bowl. He's for the people," 38-year-old Cannon explained. "[For Scott] he has to walk gingerly."

Harper followed up and questioned Cannon, to which he further explained having a child with Kylie Jenner also reduced his "cultural equity."

"It's more about truly having integrity in your music and in your art form. The people you choose to interact with. The people you choose to procreate with. That decision wasn't for the culture. But we not mad at you," Cannon said.

Harper reminded Cannon he's dated a few white women in his past, to which Cannon then looked into the camera and shouted: "I love white women."

The New England Patriots will face off against the Los Angeles Rams, Sunday, Feb. 3 for Super Bowl LIII. Maroon 5 along with Travis Scott and Big Boi are set to take the stage at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. Out of respect for Colin Kaepernick, several artists declined to perform including Rihanna, Cardi B and JAY-Z who reportedly tried to talk Scott out of it.

After Scott agreed to perform, reports revealed he spoke with Kaepernick about the decision. Kaepernick's longtime girlfriend Nessa Diab took to social media to blast Scott and say it was a lie.

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Tupac's Drawing Depicting Sex With Then-Girlfriend Sells At Auction For $21,000

A wealthy man in his 60s is now the proud owner of a drawing of Tupac Shakur having sex with his then-girlfriend, which was drawn by the late-rapper while he was incarcerated in 1995.

According to TMZ, the erotic artwork sold for a grand total of $21,155.75 during the Steiner Auction. Per the report, 10 people bid on the art, which was drawn by Pac for his girlfriend Desiree Smith while serving time at the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, N.Y..

The artwork also includes a hand-decorated envelope and a love letter written by the "Hail Mary" MC to his lady love. Steiner commented on the news of the NSFW artwork's auctioning via social media, with a tweet featuring three big-eyed shocked emojis. The Steiner Auction carries all sorts of memorabilia, with sports memorabilia being a huge draw for their site.

In April 2018, it was reported that the breakup letter form Tupac to former flame Madonna would be up for auction via the GottaHaveRockAndRoll auction house, in addition to other items from Tupac's personal life such as satin underwear and intimate photographs.

This sold for over $21K 😳😳😳 https://t.co/xhBvE9j5ha

— Steiner Auctions (@SteinerAuctions) January 21, 2019

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Drake And Tory Lanez To Embark On Joint European Tour

On March 10, Drake and Tory Lanez will embark on their first ever joint trek dubbed "The Assassination Vacation Tour." The Toronto natives surprised fans with the announcement on Tuesday morning (Jan. 22), a joint venture that has been years in the making since the pair were once at odds.

Manchester, U.K. will be the first stop on the 22-date tour throughout the continent. They’ll wrap up the excursion in Amsterdam on Apr. 26.

FIRST TIME EVER !!! ... @Drake & @torylanez .... Tickets on sale Friday !! pic.twitter.com/WKUAPPmEiq

— Tory Lanez (@torylanez) January 22, 2019

 

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ASSASSINATION VACATION 😈🏝 UK and EU tour tickets on sale Friday!!! Me and @torylanez w/ opening sound set by @tiffanycalver 🇬🇧 🇮🇪 🇳🇱 🇫🇷 🇧🇪

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Lanez and Drake have traded lyrically subtle jabs throughout the year. But 2018 proved to be a turning point between the two when Lanez shared that he and Drake were back on good terms during an interview with Beats 1’s Zane Lowe. The Memories Don't Die rapper noted that since their conversation, they have more in common than they previously thought.

“I think now that we spoke more it’s kind of like all of the things that he goes through I go through," he said. "I kind of go through probably on a way smaller scale because I’m not at that level in my career where he is, but I think there’s a lot of similarities between us as people that we probably just never thought was there before but at the end of the day it is, so that was a good moment.”

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