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R. Kelly’s Daughter Admits Attempting Suicide Due To Cyberbullying

R. Kelly’s ongoing allegations of sexual abuse and assault have taken a devastating tole on his eldest daughter, Buku Abi. On Thursday’s (July 11) episode of Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta, Abi admitted to attempting suicide due to all of the social media bullying that she has dealt with because of her father.

"Having to deal with everything in the media with my father is not easy," confessed the 21-year-old. "People are constantly like, 'How do you feel about the scandals?' I don't give a f**k about the scandals. I have an issue with my father. I had to drop out of school. I've had parents not let their children hang out with me. I spend a lot of days, or nights, crying. I'm sad, and I have the right to be sad."

Buku, whose birth name is Joann Kelly, credits music with saving her life. “People don’t realize how bad that hurts. It’s like I didn’t do anything, you know? I didn’t ask to be here,” she said. “We’re still trying to heal from a lot to the point where I tried to take my life. That’s a lot.”

Though Abi and her siblings have been estranged from their father, Kelly recorded a public birthday message for her in March. The 52-year-old Grammy winning singer was most recently arrested in Chicago Thursday, this time on federal charges of sex trafficking. According to a 13-count indictment released Friday (July 12), the Northern District of Illinois accuses Kelly of producing and receiving child pornography, “enticing minors” to engage in criminal sexual activity, conspiring to intimidate victims, obstruction of justice, and paying hundreds of thousands of dollars to recover a video tapes of him having sex with young girls.

In addition, Kelly is accused of federal racketeering charges “for allegedly operating a criminal enterprise that promoted Kelly’s music and recruited women and girls to engage in illegal sexual activity.” The indictments also charges Kelly’s former employees, Derrel McDavid, 58, and Milton Brown, 53. McDavid faces one count of conspiracy to receive child pornography, two counts of receiving child pornography, one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice. Milton is charged in the indictment with a single count of conspiracy to obstruct justice.

Kelly appeared in court Friday (July 12), but is expected to remain locked up until at least July 16.

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Would You Watch A Jennifer Lopez Super Bowl Halftime Show?

Would you watch a Super Bowl Halftime Show with Jennifer Lopez as the main stage entertainment? The multi-hyphenate toyed around with the idea of performing at the coveted sporting event during a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight.

Jenny from the Block chatted with the media outlet about the possibility of performing at next year’s game, which takes place in Miami.

"Yeah, we've thought about the Super Bowl… it's a big deal but we'll see," she said to the interviewer. "They make their own decisions over there." Last year’s Super Bowl Halftime Show performers were Maroon, and their performance features appearances from Travis Scott, Big Boi and even Spongebob Squarepants and the Bikini Bottom ‘Bubble Bowl” band.

Lopez is currently on the road performing on her It’s My Party Tour, which will reportedly wrap in the Florida hot spot next week (Jul. 25, 26 and 27). The concert series is to celebrate her milestone 50th birthday on Jul. 24.

J. Lo also made headlines for her jaw-dropping appearance as the lead actress in the trailer for the upcoming film, Hustlers, where she plays a stripper alongside Cardi B, Keke Palmer, Constance Wu and many more.

Watch her Super Bowl comments here.

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Quavo Supports A$AP Rocky, Says He Was Also Targeted By Swedish Authorities

Quavo is commenting on the situation in Sweden involving A$AP Rocky. The A$AP Mob member is reportedly being held in a Swedish jail for alleged assault on an unidentified man.

After being prompted about cancelling shows in Europe a la Tyga in support of the Testing MC, the Migos member stated that while he wouldn’t cancel any shows, he is standing by A$AP, as he experienced a similar incident during his time overseas.

"Sweden had us down on the curb," he explained to the paparazzi. "Soon as we went to Sweden, they had me and my cameraman down on the curb and they were trying to lock us up too.”

“They ended up letting us go and it is what it is but Sweden is real tough,” he continues. “I don't know if I'd [cancel shows] but free my boy Rocky."

Despite reports, the 30-year-old MC is not being held in deplorable conditions. His lawyer Henrik Olson Lilja states that the rapper is in a common detention center and that he has no restrictions, meaning that he can “meet whomever he wants,” and that there is a waiting period to do so.

If convicted, A$AP Rocky faces up to six years behind bars.

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Chance The Rapper Reveals Details For Upcoming Debut Album

Summer 2019 has been a success for Chance the Rapper, from placing all of his mixtapes on major streaming platforms to having an appearance in the live-action remake of Disney's The Lion King. Now, the Chicago native has something else up his sleeve.

The "Juice" rapper took to his Twitter account on Tuesday (July 16), to tease a long-awaited announcement for fans if they watched the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon that same day.

Watch fallon tonight at 10:30 Chicago time. Very important information #owbum pic.twitter.com/hi06QWqXJr

— Chance The Rapper Album in July (@chancetherapper) July 16, 2019

During the interview, a light-hearted exchange between the two showed Fallon agreeing to pre-order the album only if Chance would disclose the release date and title. Once the purchase was complete, a roar of applause took over the studio and The Big Day, releasing July 26, was announced.

Jimmy pre-orders @chancetherapper’s new #owbum in exchange for major album details! Full reveal on #FallonTonight pic.twitter.com/A2KFog3BTU

— Fallon Tonight (@FallonTonight) July 17, 2019

The Big Day 7/26 PREORDER @ https://t.co/vYAw6BptJu 💿💿 #owbum pic.twitter.com/cVBUrsQkGG

— Chance The Rapper Album in July (@chancetherapper) July 17, 2019

Chance also told audience members the importance of this release, saying that in the past he never sold his projects, however, his debut album will have a price tag attached.

You can pre-order The Big Day here which includes a hard-copy CD and digital album.

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