Jussie Smollett's Attorney Believes Nigerian Brothers Were Wearing Whiteface During Alleged Attack

According to an interview conducted on TODAY, Jussie Smollett's lawyer Tina Glandian discussed the reported suspicions surrounding her client's recently-dismissed case involving the possibility of staging a hate crime. She refutes claims that those on Smollett's team do not have "friends in high places" and have not paid anyone off to secure his freedom.

She recounted Smollett's alleged January ordeal to anchor Savannah Guthrie, stating that one of the two brothers involved in the reported attack was wearing a ski mask. She stated that she has her "speculations" as to why the Osundairo brothers may have attacked her client.

“Just to be clear, he only saw one of the attackers, one of them he didn’t see. He saw one through a ski mask,” Glandian said. “Again, he could not see their body. Everything was covered, and he had a full ski mask on except the area around the eyes. He did tell police that he — from what we saw, he thought it was pale skin, or white or pale skin, was I think what he said, and... that’s why he initially did have a hard time.”

Aligning with Smollett's claims that he was attacked by two white men, Glandian claims that there's a chance that the men were also wearing whiteface during the attack, which could have made them unrecognizable to her client.

“Well, you know, I mean, I think there’s — obviously, you can disguise that. You can put makeup on. There is actually, interestingly enough, a video. You know, I think police had minimal investigation in this case, it took me only five minutes to Google," she continued. "You know, I was looking up the brothers, and one of the first videos that showed up, actually, was of the brothers in whiteface doing a 'Joker' monologue with white makeup on him. So, it’s not — it’s not implausible.”

Watch the interview above.

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Report: Kanye West Wants To Start His Own Church

It appears Kanye West's Coachella Sunday Service show really inspired him. The rapper is reportedly looking to expand on his gospel segment by starting his own church.

According to a new report from People, Kanye is seriously considering starting his own church where he can perform new music and promote spirituality on his terms. "He has talked about starting his own church, and what exactly that would be," a source told People. "It wouldn’t be the traditional, 3-hymns-and-a-sermon thing. Instead, it would be a way to point people to Jesus through the arts and through a community of people who love and care for each other. He also wants his kids to be raised in faith, and the best way for him to do that is to live out his faith."

It doesn't stop there. Kanye is also looking to help those in need. "Say what you want about Kanye, but he really does want to help people who need support," the insider continued. "He understands brokenness and the need for healing, probably more than most people. He believes in the healing powers of music, but also believes that God can step in and heal people’s brokenness and their issues."

Kanye West kicked off his Sunday Service performance on Easter Sunday (April 21) with a number of his celebrity friends, including Chance the Rapper, Ty Dolla $ign, and Teyana Taylor. DMX also delivered a moving prayer. "He is extremely passionate about his faith and wants to share it more regularly with people,” the source added. "He spends a lot of time studying and praying, and wants to share his journey."

Of course, Kanye's plans are not official at this time, but it would be interesting to see what a church headed by Ye would look like.

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Harvard Says Blac Chyna Has Not Been Accepted To Its Business School

Blac Chyna fans were shocked to learn the reality TV star had been accepted to Harvard Business School after she shared the news on social media. But it turns out, that might have been fake news.

Harvard University reportedly told TMZ that Chyna was not admitted to the school to obtain a degree or even a certificate. "Harvard Business School Online has not admitted nor provided an acceptance letter to a person named Angela White," the statement reads.

The statement follows Blac Chyna's big reveal on social media Thursday afternoon (April 25), in which she said, "school is going to help me take things up a couple of notches. People are always talking about me, might as well talk about the good."

Black Chyna has not responded to this report at the moment.

 

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Gang Leader Linked To Tupac's Murder Sentenced To 10 Years Over Drug Charge

A gang leader who is believed to be connected to Tupac's murder case is reportedly heading to prison for a long time. Darnell Brim, who was a South Side Compton Crips leader, was reportedly sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for drug distribution, TMZ reports.

Brim, received his sentencing after agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) caught him selling crack cocaine.

Brim is believed to be one of the four men who was riding in the white Cadillac that pulled up and opened fire on Tupac and Suge Knight on Las Vegas Boulevard in 1996. The LAPD suspects Brim fired the fatal shot that killed the legendary west coast artist, but he was never charged. Tupac was pronounced dead at 4:03 pm PT on Sept. 13, 1996. Brim was reportedly shot in a drive-by shooting in Compton two days after Pac's murder, which cops believed was retaliation for the rapper's death.

The rapper's death was never solved.

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