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Charlamagne Tha God Makes Alleged Nipsey Hussle Murderer 'DOTD'

As the hip-hop community continues to mourn the death of Nipsey Hussle, the LAPD has identified the alleged murder suspect responsible as 29-year-old Eric Holder with the help of surveillance footage.

Tuesday morning (April 2) Power 105.1 host Charlamagne Tha God made Holder "Donkey of The Day" and stated  Holder is a personified example of the pain running rampant in a lot of black communities.

"Eric Holder is just the latest in a line of hurt people who hurt people. A lot of brothers are simply in pain and they just keep redistributing that pain to people who look just like them," The Breakfast Club co-host said. "But Eric Holder, you killing Nipsey not 'gon kill your trauma.

"If you are still alive right now, whatever you were going through before you killed Nipsey has been multiplied times 100. Now you got a whole other set of problems and that's why I'm so big on dealing with your mental health, going to therapy and getting to the root of our internal issues because my brothers, we gotta heal. If we don't heal we're just going to have another generation of trauma passing itself off as culture."

On Sunday (March 31) Nipsey and two other men were standing outside of Nipsey's Marathon Clothing store when Holder allegedly approached them. Nipsey reportedly told Holder, a reported informant, to leave and when he returned he fired several shots at Nipsey and the other men. Nipsey was pronounced dead a short while later at a local hospital. The Los Angeles coroner's office concluded Hussle, real name Ermias Asghedom, died from gunshot wounds to the head and torso.

Nipsey's murder has hit a somber chord in fans and admittedly left Charlamagne fearful. "What happened to Nipsey can happen to any of us at any given time. Hearing that happen to Nipsey makes me question my own mortality in a very different way, because if that happens to brothers like Nip, what hope do the rest of us have?"

Charlamagne doubled down on Holder's alleged crime stating through Nipsey's philanthropic efforts aimed to help men and women from the community.

"Eric Holder, a brother from Nipsey's hood, a brother from that community who knew Nipsey and Nipsey knew him that brother literally hurt the very person that God sent to help people just like him," he said. "We cut our nose off to spite our face too often in our communities and it's exhausting, it's very exhausting. It's sad. I'm disappointed, frustrated and scared because it's not just Nipsey. It happens way too many times to too many of us."

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Lizzo Will Appear In 'Hustlers' Alongside Cardi B And Jennifer Lopez

Lizzo continues to make waves as a musician, instrumentalist, body-positivity icon and booty-shaker extraordinaire. The artist– whose major-label debut Cuz I Love You is receiving praise from listeners and critics alike– will have a chance to put her twerking skills to the test.

According to reports, the Minnesota transplant is set to join the likes of Jennifer Lopez, Cardi B and Keke Palmer in the already-stacked lineup for the upcoming film, Hustlers. Deadline reports that this is Lizzo’s first live-action film, and her second film overall. She’ll be voicing a character in the upcoming animated musical film, Uglydolls.

Hustlers, which is set to be released by September 2019, is inspired by an article published in New York Magazine in 2016, which “follows a crew of savvy former strip club employees who band together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients.”

Additional actresses set to appear in the film include Fresh Off The Boat’s Constance Wu, Riverdale’s Lili Reinhart, Julia Stiles, Transparent’s Trace Lysette, Mercedes Ruehl, dancer Mette Towley and Orange Is The New Black’s Madeline Brewer.

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Lee Daniels Details 'Empire' Cast's Feelings About Jussie Smollett Case

The cast of Empire is currently in the process of healing in the aftermath of Jussie Smollet's hate crime scandal. In a new interview with Extra, series creator, Lee Daniels detailed how the actors and crew feel about Jussie and the whole debacle.

"The cast is upset," he admitted. "It is a sad time and we are slowly healing."

Daniels did not reveal whether the cast believes Smollett staged his alleged hate crime earlier this year, but he said that he will not judge him. "What I am learning right now is that I can’t judge," he explained. "That that judgment is for that man wearing that black coat with a gavel and God. I can only support him because he is like my son, he is my son, so I am with him. I can only support him and I can only give him compassion."

As previously reported, the actor, who stars as Jamal Lyon on the hit Fox drama, told Chicago police that he was the victim of a racist and homophobic attack on Jan. 29. As the investigation continued, the attention turned to Smollett. He was arrested on Feb. 20, and indicted on 16 counts of disorderly conduct for making a false report and allegedly staging the incident. Those charges were subsequently dropped, but the city of Chicago is suing the actor for $130,000 for the time spent investigating the matter.

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Police Conducted Welfare Check On Wendy Williams Over Alleged Poisoning

Police reportedly conducted a wellness check on Wendy Williams at her New Jersey home earlier this year after an anonymous caller claimed the TV personality's husband, Kevin Winter was poisoning her, People reports.

The incident reportedly occurred during Williams' television hiatus in Jan. 2019. According to the police report obtained by People, police arrived at Williams' residence shortly after the call was made. Hunter reportedly answered the door, claiming his wife was recovering from an illness.

Authorities noted that Hunter was "hesitant" to let the police inside the house but eventually did. There, they found Williams in bed with a "blanket covering her from neck to toe." Williams told the cops she was recovering from a broken shoulder.

Williams reportedly "became tearful" when they asked if there was any truth to the poisoning allegation, but she ultimately denied that any wrongdoing was taking place. Police said Hunter "then responded saying something to the effect of there had never been any calls to his house regarding domestic violence."

While the couple might not have received calls to the house, there have been rumors of domestic abuse. Many assumed that was one of many reasons why Williams filed for divorce against Hunter earlier this month. Even so, the Williams maintained that she was leaving on good terms.

"I am going through a time of self-reflection and am trying to right some wrongs,” he said a recent episode of her self-titled show. "No matter what the outcome is or what the future holds, we are still The Hunter Family and I will continue to work with and fully support my wife in this business and through any and all obstacles she may face living her new life of sobriety, while I also work on mine."

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