Chance the Rapper says he was taken out of context a while back when he said he didn’t believe R. Kelly‘s accusers because they were black women.
Chance did indeed make that comment on Lifetime’s docuseries, “Surviving R. Kelly,” but the full statement is a little different. He said, “We’re programmed to really be hypersensitive to black male oppression, but black women are exponentially [a] higher oppressed and violated group of people just in comparison to the whole world. Maybe I didn’t care because I didn’t value the accusers’ stories because they were black women.”
He went on … “Usually, n***** that get in trouble for s*** like this on their magnitude of celebrity, it’s light-skinned women or white women. That’s when it’s a big story. I’ve never really seen any pictures of R. Kelly’s accusers.”
Chance the Rapper now says making a song with R. Kelly was a mistake, adding, “I made a mistake and I’m happy that those women are getting voices now and I can grow to understand better what my positioning should be or should’ve been when that opportunity came.”
We got the Senate Minority Leader Wednesday in D.C. as he was making his way to the White House, where Trump is set to meet with Dems (in the Situation Room, no less) to discuss ending the partial shutdown that’s been in effect for 12 days now.
Schumer says he’s gonna try to strike a deal with the Prez — who wants his southern border wall funded — but makes note that Trump is like Jell-O on when it comes to sticking to one position.
Coincidentally, shortly after Schumer made that comparison … Trump was holding a cabinet meeting with his “Game of Thrones”-style poster — threatening sanctions — smack in the middle of the table.
Still, Schumer sounds cautiously optimistic there’s a “chance” to end the shutdown.
The brutal decision wrestler AndrewJohnson was forced to make didn’t have to end the way it did, because dreadlocks can be reattached … but not in his case, because we’ve learned all the hair that was cut off was thrown in a dumpster.
Fact is … dreadlocks can be reattached in a number of ways. It’s a process that typically takes a few months to complete, but it’s doable. Dreads can be fused together, even after some are cut off.
We’re told almost immediately after the referee for Andrew’s wrestling match gave him the impossible ultimatum, the dreads were swept up — no questions asked — and thrown in the trash.
Sources connected to Johnson’s family tell TMZ, Andrew has done nothing with his hair since it was butchered at the meet. He’s gotten a bunch of offers from various hair care professionals, but so far he’s made no decisions.
As we reported, Andrew and his family have not decided whether to pursue legal action against the referee or the school. They’re waiting for the results of the investigation by the New Jersey Attorney General’s Division on Civil Rights.
As you know … referee AlanMaloney stepped in right before Andrew was getting ready to compete for his New Jersey high school, and told the 16-year-old black wrestler to either chop off his dreads or forfeit the match. It all went down in a matter of minutes, leaving Andrew with little time to processwhat was happening.