Torrei Hart Defends Ex-Husband Kevin Amidst Homophobia Controversy

"I think definitely if our son was to turn up gay, I don’t think he would be homophobic about it."

Torrei Hart, comedienne and the ex-wife of Kevin Hart, is standing by the comedian after anti-gay remarks and tweets came to light. These comments caused the Night School actor to step down from his role as the host for the 2019 Academy Awards.

Torrei, who is the mother of two of Kevin’s children, spoke with Inside Edition, and assured that her ex-husband is not homophobic, and that he would still love their 11-year-old son Hendrix if he was gay.

“He’s not. He’s a comedian and he was just making a joke,” she said. “I don’t think, of course, he wants a gay son — of course, you want your son to be like you – but I think definitely if our son was to turn up gay, I don’t think he would be homophobic about it. I think he would embrace him and love him the same.”

Kevin apologized for the comments made during his stand-up in the past, but Torrei feels that an apology wasn’t necessary this time around.

“I stand with him, I don’t think he should have apologized,” she continued. “I think they should still have him host. I mean, who are they going to get? Mother Theresa?”

Reports yesterday (Dec. 10) surfaced that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is considering holding the event without a host at all.

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As She Should: Megan Thee Stallion Reportedly Files To Trademark ‘Hot Girl Summer’

It’s the unofficial theme of summer 2019, and everything from celebrities to brands– big and small– have taken note. In a very wise move, rapper and originator of the term “Hot Girl Summer” Megan Thee Stallion has reportedly filed to trademark the phrase sweeping the nation.

Per Billboard, the trademark was filed on Jul. 10, the same day the Texas MC declared that she was “in the process” of making the term trademarked.

“The saying has taken off across the country thanks to her diehard Hotties fanbase, which Meg defines as women -- and men -- ‘unapologetically’ being themselves and "living their truth,” writes the site.

“Hot Girl Summer” has been used the world over (most recently in cringe-inducing fashion) by brands such as Forever 21, Wendy’s and Maybelline. According to the report, if the phrase is approved, the trademark will cover the saying on merch such as hoodies, T-shirts and sportswear.

Yes mam it’s been in the process 🔥💙 https://t.co/ZQfZbZNqhK

— HOT GIRL MEG (@theestallion) July 11, 2019

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R. Kelly's Crisis Manager Steps Down From His Role

R. Kelly’s crisis manager Darrell Johnson has reportedly stepped down from his position.

According to a message sent out by journalist Tia Ewing, as of Monday (Jul. 22), Johnson announced his resignation to Fox 32 in Chicago. “Mr. Kelly is in good hands with [lawyer] Mr. [Steve] Greenberg!” Johnson wrote in the message.

Per Ewing, this is a message sent directly from Johnson. The news was subsequently confirmed by CBS News.

Johnson recently stated that his former client was a “normal person,” however, he also said that he would “never” leave his own daughter with anyone who is an accused pedophile during an interview with CBS News.

"They've indicted Mr. Kelly. He's in jail right now. He will have his day in court," Johnson said during the interview with Gayle King. "And they'll have to bring the evidence. And that's what has to be done. If the evidence stick, Mr. Kelly will spend the rest of his life in the penitentiary."

Kelly is currently behind bars and was recently denied bail after a slew of new federal sex crime charges, including sex trafficking, found their way into public consciousness. He has pleaded not guilty and maintains his innocence.

#RKelly’s crisis manager announces that he’s stepped down @fox32news pic.twitter.com/EDru3EsxKw

— Tia A. Ewing (@TIA_EWING) July 23, 2019

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A$AP Rocky Will Reportedly Headline Rolling Loud NYC

The Rolling Loud hip hop festival will make its way to the Big Apple in October. Per the festival's social media pages, Travis Scott, A$AP Rocky, Meek Mill, Lil Uzi Vert and the Wu-Tang Clan will reportedly headline the two day event.

Aside from the aforementioned artists, DMX, Fat Joe, Megan Thee Stallion, Rico Nasty, Young M.A., YG, DaBaby, and many many more will take to the stage at Citi Field from Oct. 12 to 13. Tickets are slated to go on sale via Ticketmaster on Friday (Jul. 26) at 10 a.m. EST.

The news comes on the third week of A$AP Rocky's incarceration. The A$AP Mob member and Harlem native was reportedly arrested in Sweden for allegedly assaulting a person on the street. Donald Trump, thanks to urging from Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, is attempting to help free the rapper, however, it was reported earlier today (Jul. 22) that his efforts may make matters worse for A$AP.

Peep the Rolling Loud lineup below.

ROLLING LOUD NEW YORK 2019

ON SALE FRIDAY 7/26 @ 10AM EThttps://t.co/E246RhavwJ pic.twitter.com/byh1sE0542

— Rolling Loud (@RollingLoud) July 22, 2019

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