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Apryl Jones recently did an interview and spoke on what she’s been up to lately and how she’s grown since her last relationship (referring to Omarion). Apryl told Voyage LA, about how her business venture started and also brought up her ex, without mentioning his name. 

During the interview, Apryl said she saved enough money to leave her job and partner with a winery to launch her winery business in 2016 after being in a “terrible” space. Around this time, she just had her second child with Omarion and they had just broken up. She claims he left without giving a reason. 

“I had numerous amounts of days where I wanted to give up going through court stuff, dealing with being the only one here in Los Angeles with no family or support, being forced to have to move into a space with two little kids with no explanation because my partner decided he didn’t want his family anymore.”

“He decided to leave without explanation and I was forced to have to pick up the pieces of my life. I went back to work doing what I graduated school with which was radiation science. I worked at MLK in Watts, CA. I was doing this for about [five or six] months until physically my body couldn’t take anymore. I ended up being sleep deprived and dehydrated from breastfeeding and not taking care of myself since my priority was my children.”

Aside from the wine business, Apryl also has fitness apparel and a makeup line. Earlier this year she said she and Omarion’s former bandmate, Lil Fizz were taking time to focus on their children. 

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Tiger King was the number one show on Netflix and created a lot of hype! 

Since the mini-series, the main characters have been in the spotlight nonstop. Clever YouTubers were able to somehow trick Carole Baskin into doing her “first official interview” since the show. Archie Manners and Josh Pieter posed as Jimmy Fallon. 

Carol declined at first because she was upset at Joe Exotic, another main character in the show, accused her of killing her husband. However, eventually, the YouTubers finally got her to agree, only if they didn’t mention Tiger King. Reported on Daily Mail, the YouTubers told Carol they “represented a production company called Invisible Object that is facilitating guest appearances on talk shows.” 

The interview was based only on carts and not any controversy surrounding her. Take a look:

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DJ Khaled was NOT trying to have a Tory Lanez quarantine radio moment on his Instagram Live!

While DJ Khaled wanted to go on IG Live to interact with fans, one particular woman had something else in mind. Out of nowhere the woman in the video begins to give the We The Best producer the best twerking session of her life. 

Khaled quickly shuts it down and begged the woman to stop. You can see him put his hands up in the video in an “I’m innocent” position. He reminded her that he has a family and he’s NOT a single man! That didn’t stop the woman, she began pouring water on herself, which caused Khaled to end the live. 

After the “incident,” Khaled said, “I have love for everyone please take it easy when I’m on fan luv ig luv. Again I have love for everyone please lets be respectful nothing but love BLESS UP!”

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Lil Tjay found himself in some drama!

The 19-year-old Bronx rapper posted a promo visual for his upcoming mixtape State Of Emergency, dropping Friday, May 8. In the caption, Lil Tjay crowned himself the king of his city and through a shot at Tekashi 69 and fellow Bronx rapper A Boogie. 

“F*** ALL THAT OTHER S*** GOING ON RN SHIT IRRELEVANT ONLY THING I KNOW IS IM SHUTTING THE STREETS DOWN FROM NOW ON IM THE KING OF NY !! ALL THAT OTHER NA NA NA S*** ND SNITCH RAINBOW HAIR S*** GOING ON IN MY CITY A DUBB! THE REAL GON UNDERSTAND… MAY 8 IM GIVING YALL THAT PAIN YALL NEED, ITZ UP NY STAND TF UP #stateofemergency #MAY8th !!”

It’s no secret that A Boogie and Lil Tjay are not friends. A Boogie has said in the past that some new artists are stealing his sound/wave. Back in February, A Boogie Tweeted that he would start suing artists for sounding like him without showing love. Take a look at the Tweet here.

“Iight bet.Keep on tryna sound like me without showing love and ima start to sue ya mf’s Fr tho this shit is getting outta hand I’m not tryna knock nobody hustle I’m just getting sick of the craft ya bringing to the table. Making this shit boring.”

When A Boogie’s HighBridge label mate Don Q got word of Lil Tjay’s comment, he immediately fired back! “Word to my mother, I’m not saving n***as no more. Next time n***as see n***as, n***as getting stripped out of everything, respectfully. I’m telling you now.”

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Lil Tjay responded in a video with vulgar messages telling Don Q to suck his genitals. He also said he will snatch a HBTL chain! Lil Tjay also dissed A Boogie’s pregnant girlfriend, Ella, and showed a video of her singing his song. Take a look here.

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A Boogie also responded to Lil Tjay’s claim that someone from his crew stole a Highbridge The Label chain, however, the “King Of My City” rapper claims that the owner of the chain lost it and they were never robbed or jumped. 

Another HBTL member, Trap Manny, said that Lil Tjay is clout chasing and that he needs an OG to guide him. 

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People are outraged after seeing footage of a New York Police Officer using excessive force to enforce the social distancing order. 

Over the weekend, plainclothes NYPD officers broke up a large gathering of people not following the social distancing rule. One of the cops, Francisco Garcia, dragged a man to the ground, which can be seen in a video. The incident happened on May 2 around 5 pm in East Village on Avenue D and 9th Street. 

A few minutes after the shakedown, the crowd started getting upset and shouted “excessive force.” Then another bystander, Donni Wright, 33, got punched in the head by Garcia after Wright asked him what did the other man do? “He didn’t do anything,” Wright said. Garcia punched him again and again until he dragged him to the sidewalk and put him in handcuffs. 

Reported on Daily Mail, “Wright was arrested on charges of assault on a police officer and resisting arrest. The charges have been deferred pending further investigation, a Manhattan District Attorney’s Office spokesperson said.” Garcia was put on desk duty and his gun and badge have been taken away. 

You can see in the video some of the officers weren’t wearing a mask, which is required. Take a look:

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Several people reached out to me last night about this. It’s in Manhattan, and the young brother you see on the ground was simply a witness to the horrible case of police brutality at the beginning of the video. ⁣ ⁣ Mind you, 7,000 NYPD officers are out sick with the coronavirus and they are STILL out on the streets without masks and gloves. ⁣ ⁣ So when this young man walks up to check on the kids that were being brutalized, THIS OFFICER, with the Yankees cap, immediately begins firing his Taser, then starts punching and brutalizing the man who was UNARMED and non-violent and broke no laws. You can’t even say he interfered with a crime scene because he wasn’t even close to the kids. ⁣ ⁣ What this officer did here is illegal. When a cop punches and brutalizes someone, it’s just assault. They don’t have special punching privileges. When he is ramming this man’s head into the concrete, just because he likes it, that’s just assault. ⁣ ⁣ WHAT IS HIS NAME? ⁣ WHAT IS HIS BADGE NUMBER? Follow @grassrootslaw

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Meanwhile, on the other side of town, our Fox 5/Street Soldiers reporter posted a video of a crowd of people not following social distancing orders, but nothing was done. 

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American comedian Joel McHale will host a new episode of Netflix’s number one show right now, Tiger King. You have until April 12 to catch up!

*NOT a spoiler alert*

Unfortunately, after the series aired, Carole released a statement about her displeasure with the show and how she was portrayed. She says the series is full of “lies.” Carole’s team said they weren’t approached for upcoming reunion type episode and they’re not interested anyway.

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Tiger King tells the story of a zoo owner, [Exotic], who spirals out of control amid a cast of eccentric characters in this true murder-for-hire story from the underworld of big cat breeding. (Via)

Check out this video that gives a brief insight on ‘Tiger King’ made by actress/producer @itsbrookengland.

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Prayers up for our Queen Rihanna.

RiRi’s dad, Ronald, told a publication that he thought he was going to die from the Coronavirus after testing positive. He’s been in isolation for 14 days at a hospital in Barbados. He said he’s thankful for his daughter, she sent him a ventilator.

The Bajan princess also teamed up with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to donate $4.2 million to aid domestic violence victims on lockdown amid the pandemic. Rihanna is giving the proceeds through her Clara Lionel Foundation.

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More than 90 people are being turned away at LA domestic violence shelters a week.