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Da Rumor Mill
By Tenisha Renee Miller
   What up doe! Da Rumor Mill was jacked by a crack head and is duckin’ and rollin’ on three rims. But, we ain’t the only ones dodgin’ bullets. 
    Word on the street is that Ray J betta watch his back when he’s out and about. Kim Kardashian fans are reportedly out to get the singer/actor for allegedly spilling the tea on his past intimate relationship with the reality TV star. Ray J supposedly told how the chick is so vain that she stopped in the middle of knocking boots to refresh her makeup. She also reportedly has a Louis Vuitton bag full of sex toys. Kim K. fans flocked to social media calling him a liar and tagging Kim K. Ray J denies the claims, saying, “I would never say these things after watching my wife go through labor for 28 hours. This is disgusting. The person I am now is not who I was in the past and I need you to give me a chance to grow and to love and respect the people I’m with, without trying to slander my name.” He hollered back at fans tweeting, "FALSE RUMORS! - I’ve done at least 10 interviews in the past 2weeks in #London and I’ve been respectful to everyone! These rumors are false and uncalled for! My family is all that matters and that’s all I live for," he detailed in the caption. "The old ray J is dead. Let him RIP. I’m a new man with new responsibilities and moral values. Don’t believe everything you read."
     Speaking of Resting in Peace, Angela Simmons’ baby’s daddy, Sutton Tennyson, was recently shot multiple times and killed in Atlanta. Police found the 37-year-old dead, when they responded to a call of shots fired. He was reportedly shot, after getting into a heated argument with another man, who fled the scene in a car. Rumor has it that Angela filed for a personal protection order back in July, accusing Sutton of domestic violence. The restraining order was granted along with temporary custody of their son. Word on the street is that Sutton also allegedly beat down a former girlfriend. God works in mysterious ways. Maybe this was divine intervention in holding Rev. Run back from laying hands on him. 
     When it comes to abuse, Janet Jackson announced that she is a part of the “#Me Too” movement and admitted she was a victim of abuse during her acceptance of the Global Icon Award at the MTV European Music Awards that recently took place in Bilbao, Spain. Jackson said, "I accept this award with profound gratitude. Tonight I feel moved to speak for women whose voices have been stifled. I am one of those women. Women who have been gagged, both literally and emotionally. Women who have been abused. Women who have been intimated. Women who have lived in fear. I stand with you. You are my sisters. Speak out for an all-embracing love because it's love that will heal our wounds. Love that will give us strength to come to one another's aid." 
     While Janet is calling on women to come to one another’s aide, Rapper Remy Ma is turning a deaf ear towards Cardi B and Nicki Minaj. Remy reportedly called both women “corny” and said they were all talk with no action. Security broke up Nicki and Cardi, before anything big jumped off. “Let’s be clear — there really wasn’t a fight,” she said. “People need to stop talking crazy. Stop talking crazy, stop tweeting crazy, stop talking all this Instagram banging.”
     And, on that note, we’ve got our dukes up, so watch out!

Ariana Grande name 2018 Billboard
"Woman of the Year"

PRNewswire/ -- Billboard, the leading destination for charts, news, trends and innovations in music, announced it will honor Ariana Grande with its 2018 Woman of the Year award. The award-winning singer, songwriter, actress and activist will accept the honor at the 13th annual Women in Music dinner and awards ceremony on December 6 in New York City. The highly-regarded event, held in conjunction with the release of Billboard's Women in Music issue, will also honor the most powerful female executives in the industry.
  "Ariana Grande is a star on her own terms, never bending to any particular musical trend or path in the industry," says Billboard's VP of Content, Ross Scarano. "Certain in her convictions, she consistently stands up for herself and her decisions in a world that often isn't hospitable to that sort of strength in young women. She's got guts, she's making some of the best music of her career, and she's absolutely deserving of Woman of the Year."
  Over the past year, Grande has continued to assert herself as one of popular music's indispensable superstars, with Top 40 hits including "No Tears Left To Cry," "Breathin'" and "God Is A Woman." All three singles come from Grande's critically acclaimed 2018 full-length, Sweetener, which became her third No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 albums chart and scored the largest streaming week ever for a pop album by a female artist upon its release.
  Grande has also used her formidable voice to support worthwhile causes: earlier this year, she participated in March For Our Lives in support of gun control legislation, and has been a staunch advocate for mental health awareness, gender parity and the Black Live Matters movement. Last year, Grande helped organize the One Love Manchester benefit concert in response to aid the victims of the Manchester Arena bombing, broadcasting to 50 countries and raising more than $23 million.
  With 10 career Top 10 hits and a combined 6.4 million equivalent album units earned to date, Grande is a premier pop personality, an in-demand arena headliner and a role model to young women around the world. Grande was previously honored with the 'Rising Star' Award at Billboard's 2014 Women in Music event.
  Billboard's Woman of the Year award has become one of the music industry's highest honors. Previous artists named Woman of the Year include Selena Gomez, Madonna, Lady Gaga, and Taylor Swift.
  The 13th annual Women in Music event and red-carpet pre-show will be broadcast live on Twitter, 7pm-10pm EST on December 6. Additional honorees of Billboard's 2018 Women in Music event will be announced in the coming weeks.