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Kim Kardashian has enough to deal with right now.
We imagine she’s still dealing with the trauma of being robbed at gunpoint last October in Paris, and if reports are to be believed, she’s expecting a new baby or two via surrogate.
If that weren’t enough, her husband, Kanye West, suffered a mental breakdown late last year, and it seems like he’s still working on getting himself well.
There are also all those divorce rumors that keep popping up …
The point is Kim has her plate full these days, and she doesn’t need more piled on.
But unfortunately, that’s apparently just what Jay Z did when he released his new album last Friday.
The issue is that, in one of the tracks on the album, Jay went after Kanye, and went after him hard.
“I know people backstab you, I feel bad too,” he rapped. “But this ‘f-ck everybody’ attitude ain’t natural.”
“But you ain’t the same, this ain’t KumbaYe, but you got hurt because you did cool by ‘Ye.”
“You gave him 20 million without blinkin’,” Jay Z continued. “He gave you 20 minutes on stage, f-ck was he thinkin’?”
“‘F-ckin’ wrong with everybody?’ is what you sayin’, but if everybody’s crazy, you’re the one that’s insane.”
Pretty rough, right?
It’s even rougher for Kim, who, according to a source who spoke to Hollywood Life, “gets very protective of her husband, like a mama bear.”
“She thinks it was a low blow to diss Kanye and throw around words like ‘insane’ after all he’s been through.”
“Kanye had a real difficult time last year,” the source continued, “and is still coming out of it, so to hit him like that wasn’t cool.”
And you know what? It really wasn’t.
To call someone who recently spent some time in a psychiatric facility to get help for some emotional issues “insane” — especially someone you used to consider a close friend — really is low.
And if the story wasn’t sad enough already, another source added that “Kim is worried sick that Kanye is getting too worked up over this feud.”
“She has worked so hard to get Ye to a more stable mental and emotional place and fears the strain of beefing with Jay will cause him to relapse back to an unhealthy mental state.”
Kim “really wants Kanye to focus on his health and the family,” but “instead he seems more and more concerned with work, money and the tour and that really concerns her.”
Yeah, if that’s true, it concerns us, too.
It seems like overextending himself was what caused Kanye to have a breakdown in the first place, and it seems like he’s doing the same thing all over again.
Why’d you have to go and be petty, Jay Z?
Rihanna may have bagged herself a billionaire in Spain this week.
But she also walked herself right into a feud with veteran supermodel Naomi Campbell.
Or kissed her way right into this feud, we should say.
On Tuesday, photos went viral of Rihanna making out with someone named Hassan Jameel while the two took a private deep in a pool in Spain.
The superstar and Jameel were only spotted swapping spit, but it was an intense session of tonsil hockey.
In baseball terms, Rihanna and her rumored new boyfriend may have only gotten to first base, but it was a sharply hit, line drive single.
Moreover, who knows what went on behind closed doors between Rihanna and Jameel? Even more layers of clothing may have come off.
Not that Campbell wants to hear about any of this.
The long-time model dated Jameel last year; she was spotted at a Stevie Wonder concert with him during the 2016 Barclaycard British Summer Time Festival in Hyde Park.
And it’s safe to assume that Rihanna’s relationship with her former flame is the reason why Campbell stopped following the artist across all social media platforms.
“Naomi has known about Rihanna dating Jameel for a while and she is furious about them being together,” a source tells Hollywood Life, adding:
“On a superficial level, Naomi feels she’s hotter and more successful than Rihanna, so it’s frustrating to see the photos circulating online.”
That’s a superficial to be sure. It’s also a simple falsehood.
We can understand why Campbell is pissed, however.
Hassan Jameel is a lot more than a handsome face. The guy is ridiculously rich!
The businessman’s family owns Abdul Latif Jameel, an organization that – among many other ventures – owns the right to sell Toyota Motor vehicles in Saudi Arabia and several other Middle Eastern countries.
In other words: he makes money every time someone in these nations buys a Toyota.
Just how lucrative is this business?
Jameel is reportedly worth around $ 1.5 billion.
He’s also a good person, however, not just a cold-hearted money-maker.
Jameel is the president of the company’s Community Jameel in Saudi Arabia.
This is a a charitable organization that coordinates programs focused on the “social, cultural, educational and economic development of individuals and communities in the Middle East region and beyond,” according to the official website.
Asked by Andy Cohen earlier this year about her alleged beef with Rihanna, Campbell shot back:
She eventually said she doesn’t have a feud with anyone, “especially with black women, who are in the same thing and doing the same struggle.”
Or doing the same man, apparently.
An insider has told The Sun that this romance is “the real deal,” but Campbell isn’t buying it.
She’s supposedly not all that upset about Rihanna getting it on with Jameel because she “doubts they will last very long as a couple, given their poor dating histories,” Hollywood Life writes.
Only time will tell, but we don’t really care what Naomi Campbell has to say.
As long as Chris Brown is sad over this relationship, we’re extremely happy.
Britney Spears can do anything.
No, really — she puts on the greatest performances in the world, but that doesn't stop her from also putting on a great musical performance.
As you'll hear in the video below, when people suggest that all of her singing is prerecorded and that she's just lipsyncing for her life, she gets mightily peeved. …
Over the years, Britney has given us some of the most iconic musical performances of all time.
That includes music videos, of course, with unforgettable scenes like "Baby One More Time" and often-joked about dated references in "Oops I Did It Again."
Even Britney's raw vocals are truly extraordinary.
But in addition to Britney's skills as a mother and as a singer who simply produces great music, she goes up on stage and puts on unparalleled performances.
The dancing, the costumes, the choreography, the effects — they all make an unforgettable, almost spiritually transformative experience for her fans.
That even goes for fellow celebrities — remember when Colton Haynes got to dance with Britney?
She loved his butt and he loved all of it.
Britney will tragically be too busy performing in Tel Aviv to accept Lindsay Lohan's birthday invitation.
But that does mean that she's given an interview in anticipation of her show, and she got asked about how much of her performance is live.
"I’m glad you’re addressing this question because it’s really funny — a lot of people think that I don’t sing live."
One day, we're sure that there will be Britney performances that are just holographic projections of old performances, with old recordings of music.
But that day is far away.
"Because I’m dancing so much, I do have a little bit of playback, but there’s a mixture of my voice and the playback."
Honestly, dancing is super fun, but some people have trouble even just speaking afterwards.
Imagine having to sing.
Imagine having to sing well.
But Britney manages it because she's unstoppable and transcendent.
"It really pisses me off because I am busting my ass out there and singing at the same time and nobody ever really gives me credit for it."
Yeah, that sounds super irksome.
Those of us who've ever suggested otherwise clearly need to scourge ourselves a little extra today in penance.
Britney has famously parodied these rumors in the past.
When hosting Saturday Night Live very early into her fame, she parodied the lipsyncing rumors by silently mouthing words while her voice continued to play over the loudspeakers during her opening monologue.
(She also parodied boob job rumors by having her breasts move robotically under her shirt while she lamented people calling them fake)
When you're a celebrity, having a good sense of humor about your critics can work wonders.
But even celebrities like Britney — flawless beyond comprehension — can have some rumors get under their skin.
You can really hear the frustration in her voice in the video below.
And you know what?
If we'd been dogged by the same rumors for two decades, we probably wouldn't be handling them nearly as gracefully.
Also, it's a rare few who can have careers last as long as Britney's without aging, but Britney's still as hot as ever.
Anyway, listen to her speak her mind about exactly what she thinks of all of those lipsyncing rumors.
Let's all make a pact to never question her talents again, okay?