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Kendra Wilkinson and Hank Baskett, after weeks of what we can only awkwardly characterize as "hype," split.
At first, things were looking more-or-less amicable.
That has now changed.
Kendra has gone from posting about being sad and single and needed to feel motivated and excited again to tweeting some accusations against Hank.
These aren't what you'd expect — they're not accusations about his behavior during their nearly 9 years of marriage.
These are accusations about his behavior towards her now that they have broken up.
Kendra hastily deleted most of the tweets that we are about to show you.
Take a look:
1. Kendra and Hank are over
2. First, Kendra accuses Hank of recording her
3. She says that he blames her for a lot of things
4. That wasn’t his most outlandish claim
5. Kendra was outta there.
6. But Kendra wasn’t done
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Camille Cosby is standing by her man.
No matter how many women he almost definitely raped.
One of those women is named Andrea Constand, and Bill Cosby was found guilty on three counts of aggravated sexual assault against her late last month.
He faces a decade in prison as a result of the verdict.
The outcome came about 10 months after Cosby’s original trial ended with a deadlocked jury, amid numerous other allegations of sexual assault against Cosby.
Overall, approximately 60 women have accused the comedian of drugging them and taking advantage of them.
But Camille Cosby isn’t having it.
She has released a stunning, lengthy statement that defends her husband and blames a combination of racism and media biased for his guilty verdict.
“‘We the people’ are the first three words of our nation’s Constitution, but who were those people in 1787?” began Cosby in her three-page statement, which was released Thursday morning by spokesman Andrew Wyatt.
To what is Camille referring here?
The color of the skin of our Founding Fathers and how African-Americans have essentially not been giving a fair deal ever since this nation was founded.
Continues the 74-year old:
“Now enters an American citizen, Bill Cosby.
“The overall media, with their frenzied, relentless demonization of him and unquestioning acceptance of accusers’ allegations without any attendant proof, have superseded the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments, which guarantee due process and equal protection, and thereby eliminated the possibility of a fair trial and unbiased jury.”
Wow, huh? There’s a lot to take in there.
“Once again, an innocent person has been found guilty based on an unthinking, unquestioning, unconstitutional frenzy propagated by the media and allowed to play out in a supposed court of law,” she also says.
“Bill Cosby was labelled as guilty because the media and accusers said so… period. And the media ensured the dissemination of that propaganda by establishing barricades preventing the dissemination of the truth in violation of the protections of the First Amendment.
“Are the media now the people’s judges and juries?”
No, of course.
In this case, an actual judge and actual jury decided Bill Cosby’s fate.
Camille is arguing, however, that their decision-making was influenced by the many articles written over the past several months regarding accusations against her husband.
And she doesn’t believe any of the alleged victims.
“Since when are all accusers truthful?” Camille asks, referencing Constand and adding:
“I firmly believe her recent testimony during trial was perjured; as was shown at trial, it was unsupported by any evidence and riddled with innumerable, dishonest contradictions.”
In her statement, Camille likened her husband to martyred Emmett Till and other black men falsely accused of rape by white women:
“These are just two of many tragic instances of our justice system utterly and routinely failing to protect African Americans falsely accused in so-called courts of law and the entirely unfair court of public opinion.”
She wants to see a “criminal investigation” opened into the actions of the “district attorney and his cohorts,” who she labels as exploitive and corrupt.
“Someday the truth will prevail,” concluded Camille. “It always does.”
Constand’s lawyer, Dolores Troiani, issued a brief response Thursday morning.
She said the truth has already prevailed and, smartly, left it at that:
“Twelve honorable people – a jury of Cosby’s peers – have spoken. There is nothing more that needs to be said.”
Bill Cosby has said nothing publicly since he was convicted on April 26.
He will be sentenced at some point in the next two to three months.
Look, we really don’t want to do this.
We don’t want to write about Kanye West.
The rapper is either suffering from a mental breakdown, in which case he needs professional help…
… or he’s just saying crazy and disturbing stuff to build up publicity for his next two albums, in which case: eff you, dude.
But the rapper, who can’t stop fawning over Donald Trump, said something so ridiculous during a visit to TMZ headquarters on Tuesday afternoon that we can’t help ourselves.
We have to write about it.
We would not be doing our job as a celebrity gossip website otherwise.
In an outlandish nutshell, West said African-Americans only had themselves to blame for being enslaved.
“I am in hip-hop, but I’m not just in hip-hop,” Kanye opened, while talking to the hosts of TMZ Live.
He then continues:
“I’m a black person in the black community, but I’m not just that. I feel like one thing is that people try to minimize me… I’m always going to represent that, but I also represent the world.”
Okay, we guess.
Go on, ‘Ye…
“You hear about slavery for 400 years. For 400 years? That sounds like a choice,” he said, to the consternation and confusing of those around him, adding:
“Like, that was there for 400 years and it’s all of y’all? It’s like, we’re mentally in prison. I like the word ‘prison’ because slavery is too direct to the idea of blacks.
“Like Holocaust is Jews, slavery is blacks. So prison is something that unites us as one race, whites and blacks being one race. The human race.”
Where do we even begin with nonsense such as this?
For historical fact, the Civil War ended in 1861.
Backtrack 400 years and the the year is 1461, three decades before Christopher Columbus set foot on America and about three-hundred years before America defeated Great Britain in the Revolutionary War.
So we have no clue where Kanye got his “400 years” from.
Putting that aside, however, it should go without saying that even the mere hint of slavery as a “choice” made by black people is incredibly offensive.
Which is why TMZ employee Van Lathan (pictured below) stepped in.
“Do you feel that I am being free and that I’m thinking free?” Kanye asked the room, which promoted Lathan to say the following:
I actually don’t feel think you’re thinking anything. I think what you’re doing right now is actually the absence of thought. The reason that I feel that is because Kanye, you’re entitled to you’re opinion.
You’re entitled to believe whatever you want, but there is fact and real world real life consequence behind everything that you just said.
While you are making music and being an artist and living the life that you earned by being a genius, the rest of us in society have to deal with these threats to our lives.
We have to deal with the marginalization that’s come from the 400 years of slavery that you said for our people, was a choice.
Frankly, I’m disappointed, I’m appalled and brother, I’m unbelievably hurt by the fact that you have morphed into something, to me, that’s not real.
Now, yes, this all took place in front of TMZ cameras and could all have been some staged publicity stunt.
But even so, Lathan says everything perfectly here.
It’s not “freedom” of thought, as Kanye likes to say, to just spout anything that enters your head.
That’s sort of what a mentally imbalanced person does, screaming anything and everything without stopping to think if it actually makes sense.
This is why Kim Kardashian is allegedly trying to organize an intervention for her husband.
It’s especially galling, as Lathan also points out, for a mega rich celebrity to be saying this stuff because, let’s face it, Kanye West is going to be just fine.
He won’t be negatively affected in any real way by Donald Trump’s policy, but low-income African-Americans will be.
It’s easy for Kanye to sit in his ivory tower and saddle up on his high horse and show support for Trump or say something dumb like slavery was a “choice.”
He’ll just go home to his mansion, laugh at his number of Twitter followers and make love to his millionaire wife.
For someone who considers himself to be oh so “real,” Kanye lives in nothing resembling the real world.
After his exchange with Lathan, West walked across the newsroom and said to him: “Bro, I’m sorry I hurt you.”
So there he goes. There’s a start.
If Kanye rethinks pretty much every attitude he has on life and says the same thing to the rest of the country, we may actually get somewhere.
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