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MEEK MILL BECOMES FIRST RAPPER TO RECEIVE NELSON MANDELA HUMANITARIAN AWARD

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MEEK MILL BECOMES FIRST RAPPER TO RECEIVE NELSON MANDELA HUMANITARIAN AWARD

Meek Mill has won numerous honors over the course of his career, including Top Rap Album at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards and Best Mixtape at the 2012 BET Hip Hop Awards, but his most recent honor is particularly noteworthy.

The Philadelphia rapper has been named the first rapper in history to receive the Nelson Mandela Foundation’s “Changemaker” Humanitarian Award.

Meek showed off the newest addition to his mantlepiece in an Instagram photo on Thursday (August 12), announcing his exceptional achievement.

“Blessings…” he captioned the photo. “I received the Nelson Mandela Humanitarian Award,” says the recipient. Thank you, Rip, to Nelson Mandela, the great. ‘I didn’t grow up playing ball; I grew up with a Smith & Western* since it’s incredibly difficult to turn 27 in my hometown.’ #survivors

 

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Slim Thug, DC Young Fly, P.J. Tucker of the Miami Heat, record executive Steven Victor, and former NBA champion Stephen Jackson were among those who congratulated Meek in the comments section.

Meek Mill has been a vocal campaigner for criminal justice reform since his release from prison in 2018.

In 2019, he co-founded REFORM Alliance with JAY-Z, billionaire sports entrepreneur Michael Rubin, and other activists and philanthropists with the goal of “transforming probation and parole by reforming laws, processes, and culture to create meaningful pathways to work and wellbeing.”

In its battle for prison reform, the REFORM Alliance has won a number of triumphs. They were instrumental in the passage of California’s AB 1950 bill, which limits felons’ probation periods. Similar probation bills were also approved in Pennsylvania, Virginia, Michigan, and Mississippi thanks to their efforts.

The organization distributed over 6 million masks to inmates, healthcare workers, and correctional officers in prisons and jails across the country during the COVID-19 pandemic last year.

Meek Mill also founded the Dream Chasers Foundation, through which he has donated $30,000 in Christmas gifts to struggling families and 6,000 backpacks to local students in his hometown of Philadelphia.

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50 Cent Warns T.I. To Stay Away From Him After Latest Verzuz Challenge

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50 Cent Warns T.I. To Stay Away From Him After Latest Verzuz Challenge

50 Cent does not appear to be amused by T.I.’s remarks. The Atlanta rapper has been baiting the Queens, New York veteran into a Verzuz fight!

T.I. chastised 50 Cent last week for no apparent reason.

As a result, most hood people are aware of a street code. “Whatever you say behind my back, be large and bold enough to proclaim it in front of my face with your chest.”

At least, that’s one of the laws that 50 Cent, a rapper from South Jamaica Queens, lives by.

This is why he took to social media to criticize T.I. for smiling in his face at the BMF premiere in Atlanta just days after he sat on a stage and mocked New York rappers, specifically 50 Cent, just a week before.

T.I. appeared on the “Big Facts” podcast a few weeks ago, where he talked about his infamous Crime Stoppers commercial, which 50 Cent re-posted in July 2020 in an attempt to insult the Atlanta rapper.

“Expect to be kicked when you’re fighting a man without arms,” T.I. said. “N##### do their best… They will use all means at their disposal to harm you… They don’t realize I don’t care a f###. I am content. I am aware of my identity. I’m aware of what I’ve done… I m################################################################################################### I spend much of my time alone.”

“This was a week ago,” Fif said in a comment area next to a pair of emoji eyes. This n#### was just telling me about a comedy show backstage that he was working on. I don’t like all this s###, and it wouldn’t be a good idea to come near me again; please keep away.”

 

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If you get the Scooby-Doo look after seeing that, it’s because you comprehend 50’s point of view. Especially if you’ve been keeping up with the news.

T.I. attended the Atlanta BMF screening and challenged 50 Cent to another Verzuz, according to AllHipHop.com. “50, I’m waiting on you!” the “Whatever You Want” rapper said after the BMF showrunner brought Tip out during his set.

T.I. has been with 50 Cent since July of 2020, and if it seemed impossible then, it certainly appears to be impossible now.

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Kanye West Shares X-Rays of Son Saint’s Broken Arm

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Kanye West Shares X-Rays of Son Saint’s Broken Arm

Kim Kardashian disclosed a few weeks ago that her five-year-old son Saint had fractured his arm, and now Kanye West is showing fans the X-rays.

On Saturday morning (September 25), the 44-year-old rapper posted three photographs of his broken arm to his Instagram account. The shattered arm belongs to Saint, according to the patient name on the X-rays.

Kanye did not add a caption to the snap, instead allowing the images to speak for themselves.

Saint was in a wheelchair after breaking his arm, and Kim uploaded photographs of him in a wheelchair on September 10.

“Who do you think cried more today?” she asked at the time. Today, my baby shattered his arm in several places. “I’m not in good shape.”

This isn’t the first time Saint has had to deal with a serious health problem in the last year. Kim disclosed in May that he had tested positive for COVID-19, and that she and the other children had also tested positive.

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JLO BUSTIN’ MOVES WITH JA RULE AND LL … For Global Citizens Festival

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JLO BUSTIN' MOVES WITH JA RULE AND LL ... For Global Citizens Festival

Jennifer Lopez went to Central Park in New York City on Friday night to rehearse for her big show the next day.

At around 8 p.m., J Lo took the stage with Ja Rule and LL Cool J and went through the motions, practicing five songs. They were on stage for about a half-hour, getting ready for the Global Citizens Festival on Saturday.

Two of the songs were collaborations with Ja Rule and LL… three of the songs were written by J Lo, including “Dinero.” “Ain’t it Funny” was performed by her and Ja Rule.

Tonight, the woman who just declared she feels like an outsider in Hollywood will be at the center of the action. And you can know Ben will be watching, cheering, and possibly busting a move or two!

Ben and Jen have been inseparable for months, and as we previously reported, they are hunting for homes in Los Angeles together — super-expensive homes with price tags topping $80 million.

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