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‘Season For Healing’ – Jada Pinkett Smith Breaks Silence On Oscars Slap

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Jada Pinkett Smith has broken her silence after the outcry over her husband slapping Chris Rock for making a joke at her expense.

In a brief post to Instagram, the actress wrote of a “season for healing” in apparent reference to the Oscars incident.

Her husband, Will Smith, was condemned by the awards organisers for hitting Rock.

He apologised on Monday, calling violence “poisonous and destructive”.

The incident Sunday night happened just before Smith won the Oscar for Best Actor, when the comedian Rock was on stage to present the award for Best Documentary.

He made a quip about Pinkett Smith’s shaved head, a result of the hair-loss condition alopecia.

Pinkett Smith did not comment amid the furore and public debate that ensued over the merits of Rock’s joke and Smith’s actions until Tuesday, posting to Instagram: “This is a season for healing and I’m here for it”.

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Rock has yet to comment publicly on what happened at the Oscars or Smith’s apology.

However, tickets for his upcoming comedy shows have reportedly skyrocketed in Sunday’s aftermath.

One live event ticketing site, TickPick, said on Monday that it sold more tickets the previous night than it did in the past month combined.

'Season For Healing' - Jada Pinkett Smith Breaks Silence On Oscars Slap

‘Season For Healing’ – Jada Pinkett Smith Breaks Silence On Oscars Slap

A spokesperson also told CBS that prices for an upcoming Rock show on Wednesday in Boston rose from $46 (£35.16) to $411 (£314).

More than half of all ticket sales for Rock’s tour – which went on sale a month ago – came after the incident at the Oscars. The vast majority – 88% – of ticket sales for Rock’s shows on the website over the last week came after the incident.

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Shortly after the on-stage blow, Smith won his first ever Oscar for his portrayal of Richard William, the father of tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams.

Smith referred to Mr Williams in his tearful acceptance speech, calling him a “fierce defender of his family”.

On Monday, Mr Williams condemned Smith and expressed surprise that the incident had taken place.

“We don’t know all the details of what happened,” he told NBC through his son, Chavoita LeSane. “But we don’t condone anyone hitting anyone else unless it’s in self defence.”

 

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Blac Chyna Gets Baptized On Birthday As She Gives Life To Christ

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Blac Chyna Gets Baptized On Birthday As She Gives Life To Christ

Angela Renée, also known as Blac Chyna, says she is a born again Christian as she is baptized on her birthday.

The mother of two has turned a new age and has declared that she is now a born again Christian.

Despite her current court problems, which include allegations that she assaulted a woman in a pub, the reality star is eager for a new start.

She published a video of her baptism on her verified Instagram profile, claiming she’s now a born again Christian who plans to start over now that she’s devoted her life to Christ.

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Blac Chyna is an American model and socialite.

She originally rose to prominence in 2010 as the stunt double for Nicki Minaj in the music video for the song “Monster” by Kanye West.

Check out the video she shared below:

 

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Former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Reacts As Kendrick Lamar Visits Ghana

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Former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Reacts As Kendrick Lamar Visits Ghana

Ghanaians netizens are not the only ones who seem elated about American rapper, Kendrick Lamar’s arrival in Ghana as other foreign tabloids and personalities across the globe have reacted to his visit.

Award-winning American rapper Kendrick Lamar was reported to have been spotted in Ghana on GhArticles.com after photos of him relaxing at Capitol, a popular restaurant in Accra.

The reports carried photos and videos of Lamar supposedly with his entourage calmly seated at the lounge area of the restaurant in Accra, Osu.

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The photos garnered lots of reactions and sparked a lot of conversations on social media, Twitter precisely. A lot of the reactions expressed peoples excitement about Kendrick’s visit whilst others were curious to know the motive behind his arrival.

One of the photos shared on Twitter caught the attention of Jack Dorsey, the former CEO of Twitter, who retweeted the post on his timeline.

He simply urged Ghana to go higher as he captioned “Go” and attached the Ghanaian flag to it.

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Jack Dorsey’s love for Ghana has always been an evident after his visit to Ghana in 2019 for the ‘Year Of Return’.

Dorsey chose Ghana to be the headquarters of Twitter’s operations in Africa Two years after his visit.

 

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Pastor Sues Kanye West Over His Sermon On ‘Donda’ Track

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Kanye West is getting dragged to court over one of his songs on “Donda” … because a pastor in Texas claims Yeezy sampled his sermon without his permission.

Ye is being sued by Bishop David Paul Moten, who claims Kanye filled out the song “Come To Life” with audio of Moten’s own religious speech.

In the document, obtained by TMZ, Moten claims his sermon is used for 70 seconds of the 5-minute, 10-second track … which is more than 20% of the song.

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Moten says his voice and sermon are used in the song intro and looped throughout the song … and he says it’s the latest example of Kanye and the music industry “willfully and egregiously sampling sound recordings of others without consent or permission.”

The pastor is also suing UMG Recordings, Def Jam Recordings and G.O.O.D Music and he’s going after all of them for damages.

 

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