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Malik Yoba is Accused of Soliciting Sex from Trans Teen | What's The 411 Ep. 149

VIDEO DISCUSSION: Azealia Banks receives backlash from Lizzo's fans after making "insulting" comments about Lizzo, Cardi B, and Lil Nas X

In this episode of What's The 411, award-winning journalist, Kizzy Cox, and comedian Onika McLean, are discussing news items Malik Yoba, Azealia Banks, Lizzo, Cardi B, Lil Nas X, Kandi Burruss' daughter Riley crowdsourcing money for her birthday, parents making their children feel indebted for being born, and a white woman named LaKeisha.

What’s Poppin’ – CULTURE

Actor Malik Yoba, best known for his starring role as NYPD Detective J. C. Williams on the Fox police drama New York Undercover, and more recently in the television program, Empire, stepped into a hailstorm after making a comment in support of transgender women. Mariah Lopez Ebony, a former transgender prostitute turned activist, claims Yoba paid for sexual favors from child sex workers. The Sigma Beta Club program, which provides counseling and guidance for pre-teen boys and teenage males dropped Yoba as its spokesperson. The program is a service offered by Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.

Q. Have you ever heard any whispers about Malik Yoba and can he survive the allegations?

What’s Poppin’ - MUSIC

Azealia Banks, a rapper who hasn't had a hit record in several years, spewed a few words after the singer, Lizzo’s, record Truth Hurts, ascended to No.1 on the Billboard 100 list. Banks wrote a scorching post on Twitter going after Lizzo stating:

“The song is not good, nor is the dumpy fat girl spectacle live set she does. Saddest bit is that the girl is legit talented and truly only being allowed to shine so long as she allows herself to be this millennial mammy of sorts.”

And, Banks didn’t stop there, she went on to say:

“Like illiterate Cardi then fat Lizzo. They are really choosing the worst of the black womens crop to advertise America with. I guess they saw us moving too fast with it because if you realize, after Beyoncé became political in ways they didn’t like, the elite stopped giving her that top top spot and started cycling out these lessers like Cardi and Lizzo (even Lil Nas X trash ass buckbreak mountain anthem) giving them Beyoncé level accolades while both being nowhere near the level of black female excellence she is.”

Q. One could say, Azealia Banks, is at it again. Or, you could say, there is some truth in her statement. What do you think?

What's Poppin' - Real Housewives of Atlanta

Recently, Kandi Burruss’ daughter, Riley Burruss, landed in hot water for an Instagram post on her birthday asking her fans to send her money. Some RHOA fans asked her to stop because her mother’s a millionaire and she shouldn’t be online asking people for money, while others came to her defense.

Q. Do you think this was a wise move on Riley’s part? Were some of her fans right that she shouldn’t be asking for money online?

What's Poppin' - Family Matters

Recently, there was a great article in MadameNoire, titled, Stop Making Your Children Feel Indebted To You For Being Born.

Q. Do you think this is a thing? If so, why do you think most parents do this?

What’s Poppin’ –POP CULTURE

We have talked about cultural appropriation on this show quite often. What do you think it's like to be a white woman with the name LaKiesha?

 

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What's The 411 Episode 86: Rob Kardashian, Blac Chyna, Azealia Banks, Jussie Smollett, Shola K. Roberts, Lil Scrappy

Rob Kardashian moves into his new home; actor Jussie Smollett wants equal pay; rapper Azealia Banks gets booted off Twitter, and reality TV personalities Lil Scrappy and Bambi are engaged

 

In this episode of What's The 411, the panel featuring Kizzy Cox, Onika McLean, Courtney Rashon, and newcomer, Sydney Wayman, are talking about:

Quick Takes

After 34 years, singer Keyshia Cole found out that her biological father is boxing trainer Virgil Hunter.

Journalist and author Ta-Nehisi Coates doesn't plan to move into his 2.1 million dollar brownstone after all. Coates and his wife, according to the New York Times, used a limited-liability corporation to shield their identities. But the story leaked and was published in the New York Post. Coates wrote in the Atlantic:

"Within a day of seeing these articles, my wife and I knew that we could never live in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, that we could never go back home. If anything happened to either of us, if anything happened to our son, we'd never forgive ourselves."

Empire star Kaitlin Doubleday recently tied the knot with fiancé, DJ Devin Lucien in California. Doubleday posted her new 'sparkle' on Instagram.

Congratulations to acclaimed actress and five-time Tony winner Audra McDonald. McDonald is pregnant with her second child at age 45.

Azealia Banks Banned From Twitter

Controversial rapper Azealia Banks (or should we say Azealia Stanks as 14-year-old Skai Jackson called her when Azealia came for her on twitter) is banned from Twitter because of her controversial racially-tinged and homophobic rants and the Twittersphere is relieved!

Jussie Smollett Wants More Money

Empire Star, actor Jussie Smollet, may be leaving the hit show due to contract negotiations. He wants more money. It's been reported that Smollett wants to make the same salary as actors Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard. Fox says Jussie is still working under his current contract. Does Jussie Smollet deserve to have a salary commensurate with Taraji and Terrence?

Caribbean Cook-up: Shola K. Roberts

Grenadian-American dancer, educator, and fitness instructor, Shola K. Roberts, is the winner of the Barnes and Noble My Favorite Teacher Award. Ms. Roberts gives us insight into the world of Soca; Caribbean dance artists; how dance helps young people in school; and her domestic and international tours.

Reality TV Recap

In Love and Hip-Hop Atlanta, Lil Scrappy and Bambi got engaged! The couple has been on again and off again and finally on! Wacka Flacka's wife, Tammy Riviera, posted a picture on Instagram of what looks to be an engagement ring on Bambi's finger and congratulated the couple by saying, "When you are super happy for your friends".

Rob Kardashian made his return to Keeping up with the Kardashians. Kris Jenner, Kourtney Kardashian and Kim Kardashian West, and an interior designer welcomed Rob into his new Calabasas home and the family is excited that he will be a father. His sister Kim stated, "It makes me happy that he's just feeling better about himself, and I know my mom is just really happy."

Upcoming Events in the Pipeline

Actor/comedian Arsenio Hall will return to network television this summer on the new ABC show, Greatest Hits.

The Coney Island Reggae on the Boardwalk will take place June 12, July 10, August 7 and September 4.

Showrunner Shonda Rhimes will produce her fifth television show for ABC entitled, Still Star-Crossed, which will be written as a sequel to Romeo and Juliet.

In Memoriam

In memoriam, we bid farewell to Brooklynite, Susannah Mushatt Jones, who was the world's oldest person. She was 116.

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