Faith Evans sang a beautiful rendition of an old hymn during Kim Porter‘s funeral — but, sadly, it’s one she says she’s sung before to honor another member of Diddy‘s family.
We got Faith Sunday at LAX coming back from Kim’s funeral service in Georgia and asked how she was holding up. You can see she’s in pain even behind the sunglasses as she tells us she’s doing alright following a heartfelt tribute and an emotional ceremony.
Our photog asks why she chose “His Eye is On the Sparrow” as her song of choice to honor Kim, and Faith says she went with something she’d previously performed at Diddy’s grandmother’s funeral back in the ’90s. She also says it’s a tune she’d sing to record label execs back in the day … at Puff’s request.
Most importantly, Faith gives us an idea of how Kim left her mark on the world and why so many people were touched by her passing. Sounds like Faith thinks Kim’s purpose was more than fulfilled by the way she’s remembering her here.
Rap superstar YG says he’s not choosing sides between Colin Kaepernick and the NFL … saying he supports BOTH, and is explaining his stance.
YG sat down with Raquel Harper on “Raq Rants” and talked about his relationship with Kaepernick, including personal conversations he’s had with the embattled QB about his protest.
The Compton native says he’s 100% supportive of Kap and has told him so, but isn’t boycotting the NFL — as a matter of fact, he’s been one of the most visible and vocal fans of the L.A. Rams all season.
“We African-Americans, we grow up looking as basketball, football and rap as our way to get out.”
YG is essentially saying what a lot of people have pointed out … that while he agrees the league is doing Kap dirty … he feels it’s up to him to support the young black men that are still playing and making a living.
BTW — YG goes in on this, and a lot more on “Raq Rants” Tuesday night on BET … we’re telling you, you’re not gonna want to miss it, check your local listings.
Jason Whitlock says there’s only one way for Kareem Hunt to make it back to the NFL … and he’s giving TMZ Sports the blueprint.
“If he goes out and makes an earnest attempt to get the proper help, and continues to stay humble and contrite, makes amends with the victim — yeah, I think he gets another shot in the NFL.”
Of course … Kareem’s got a long way to go to even start down that road — the league is mulling a huge suspension for the former Chiefs RB after TMZ Sports posted footage of him attacking a woman in a Cleveland hotel.
But, once Hunt gets through that ban … Whitlock says he’s got no problem with an NFL team picking the 23-year-old up — IF the RB gets help and shows contrition.
“I wouldn’t object to that.”
The host of FS1’s “Speak for Yourself” also tells us why everyone needs to ease up on the NFL when it comes to policing domestic violence … saying it shouldn’t be the league’s job.
“We’re holding the NFL to a standard that I think is unfair. We keep beating up the NFL, ‘They don’t understand how to deal with domestic violence,’ but the police don’t either!”
Whitlock says it’s time to start thinking of the NFL as what he says it actually is — a television show.
“They’re never going to be experts on domestic violence!”