ARETHA FRANKLIN GRAVELY ILL FROM CANCER

ARETHA FRANKLIN GRAVELY ILL FROM CANCER

Aretha Franklin is gravely ill and friends and family are gathering for their final goodbye … TMZ has confirmed.

A source very close to Aretha and a longtime dear friend tells TMZ he was told a week ago, “Prepare yourself, she’s dying.” The source adds Aretha was down to 86 pounds and her health was failing. The source says 2 weeks ago everyone in Aretha’s circle was told “she could go any time.”

Another source — someone who has been close to Aretha for decades — tells TMZ she has been battling cancer. 

Franklin, who is 76, has been in poor health over the last few years. She has performed, but only on a limited basis … most recently last November at an Elton John AIDS Foundation event.

The news that her health is failing first came from Roger Friedman over at Showbiz411, and WDIV TV in Detroit says Aretha’s family confirmed she is gravely ill.

 

Here’s What Happened When Beyonce Spoke On Her Fluffy Post-Carter Twins Tummy

Here’s What Happened When Beyonce Spoke On Her Fluffy Post-Carter Twins Tummy

Beyoncé Speaks On Body Positivity With VOGUE

Beyoncé knows you think she’s pregnant, and she’s got a message for you. As previously reported King Bey is covering VOGUE for an iconic issue with a detailed first-person interview about having an emergency C-section with Sir and Rumi, toxic relationships, and representation.

In one part in particular, however, she talked about accepting her body after giving birth to the twins. In that quote, she mentions having a “mommy pouch” and a “FUPA” that she’s in no rush to get rid of, which would explain the constant speculation that she’s pregnant.

The BeyHive is now STANNING over Beyonce’s body positive message and her use of the word FUPA altogether. In case you didn’t know, FUPA stands for “fat upper p**y area.”

Here’s Why Nicki Minaj’s Collab With Tekashi 6ix9ine Is Getting Her Dragged…Again

Here’s Why Nicki Minaj’s Collab With Tekashi 6ix9ine Is Getting Her Dragged…Again

Nicki’s Tekashi Backlash

Nicki, Nicki, Nicki. This has been a disastrous run up to her album next month, hasn’t it? It seems like, at every turn, there’s another bad publicity moment that only serves to derail her momentum. This weekend was no different as her collaboration with “rapper” and walking Lisa Frank Trapper Keeper Tekashi 6ix9ine has her in hot water with fans again.

Why? Because Tekashi has pleaded guilty to felony count of use of a child in a sexual performance, uploading a video of himself engaged in sexual acts with a 13 year old when he was 18. Allegedly, and all that.

https://twitter.com/NaithanJones/status/1021162054256738304

Of course, people are noticing a trend with Nicki: she has adamantly defender her brother, who was also embroiled in a pedophilia case, and is not collaborating with someone accused of similar crimes. Not a good look and not a good way to tout any ideas of feminism. Twitter, of course, is letting Nicki have it. Peep the reactions…are people blowing things out of proportion or is this legit?

#PermitPatty Snitches On Black Boy Selling Hotdogs And City Rewards Him

#PermitPatty Snitches On Black Boy Selling Hotdogs And City Rewards Him

City Helps Young Hotdog Stand Owner Gets Permits

We have another Permit Patty case n the horizon, and this one also has a happy ending.

A thirteen-year-old Minneapolis boy who had been selling hotdogs outside of his home since 2016 was temporarily shut down after he was reported to the city. But, instead of shutting down a teen’s hot dog stand after a complaint, the city helped him start a business.

According to Q13 Fox, when the city received the complaint a few weeks ago, the Minneapolis Department of Health started making calls to help him.

“When I realized what it was, I said, ‘No, we’re not going to just go and shut him down’ like we would an unlicensed vendor,” Minneapolis Environmental Health Director Dan Huff said. “We can help him get the permit. Let’s make this a positive thing and help him become a business owner.” The Health Department staff even put up the cash to help Jaequan pay for his $87 permit. The also spent time training Jaequan on how to take the temperature of the hot dogs so they’re above 140 degrees and brought him a thermometer and a hand-washing station.

Faith Evans Proudly Reveals That She Incomparably Ate Biggie Smalls’ Bed-Stuy Backside

Faith Evans Proudly Reveals That She Incomparably Ate Biggie Smalls’ Bed-Stuy Backside

Fresh off the news that Faith Evans is now the wife of her deceased husband’s former producer, Stevie J, we get this booty brunch bombshell.

During her appearance on NORE’s Drink Champs podcast, Stevie’s new bride let loose some VERY unexpected freaky tea:

Christopher Wallace, considered by many to be the greatest rapper ever, was getting his salad tossed. You’re just gonna have to be ok with that.

Newly Wedded Stevie J’s Alleged Baby Mama Blasts Him For Allegedly Cheating With Women And Men

Newly Wedded Stevie J’s Alleged Baby Mama Blasts Him For Allegedly Cheating With Women And Men

This is taking an awkward turn…

Yesterday we reported that Stevie J. and Faith Evans jumped the broom in Vegas. Welp, what we are finding out today, is that Stevie J. is tied to ANOTHER woman who was allegedly present in Vegas when it all went down– and she’s fuming.

This young lady, who goes by @thebossputa_ on IG. is claiming she is pregnant with Stevie J’s baby and says he keeps denying it’s his seed. The 20-year-old posted photos of herself in Stevie’s house and also photos of him in bed to prove she’s telling the truth. She also cliams she was in Vegas yesterday, the same day Stevie’s wedding went down, but he refused to see her. Now, she’s telling Faith to watch her back, because Stevie like to dibble and dabble outside of his relationships with different men and women…

Hit the flip for more messages from the angry young lady. She reveals she was there in Vegas when Faith and Stevie tied the knot and more!

Call Andy: Is This R&B Songstress The ‘New Edition’ To #RHOA?

Call Andy: Is This R&B Songstress The ‘New Edition’ To #RHOA?

Is Shamari Devoe Joining “Real Housewives Of Atlanta”?

As casting shakeups continue to happen on “The Real Housewives of Atlanta”, rumors are swirling that Bravo’s found a new housewife who’s in the music industry.

Some dedicated RHOA fans think the network’s not so secretly testing out Blaque songstress Shamari Devoe. 

Devoe, who’s married to New Edition singer Ronnie Devoe and recently welcomed twins, has reportedly been spotted with the ladies from Bravo’s franchise and last night NeNe Leakes, Kandi Burruss, Cynthia Bailey, Eva Marcille and Porsha Williams attended Atlanta’s ATL Live On The Park concert series to see her perform.

Shamari hit the stage as 1/2 of Blaque alongside Brandi Williams…

Eternity Media Group would like to send it’s Condolences to the Jackson Family

Eternity Media Group would like to send it’s Condolences to the Jackson Family

Joe Jackson, patriarch of Jackson family, dies at 89

The father of multiple music legends including Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson and all of the members of the Jackson 5 died after recently being hospitalized with cancer. USA TODAY

Joe Jackson, the man who fathered Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5 and deployed an iron will to turn his supremely gifted children into a culture-shifting music powerhouse, died early Wednesday in Las Vegas. He was 89. Tweets from his daughter and one of his grandsons confirmed his death.

Randy Jackson Jr., the son of Randy Jackson, an original member of the Jackson 5, paid tribute.

“RIP to the king that made everything possible!!! I love you grandpa,” he posted.

Failure Is A Choice: Beyonce And That Guy’s Album DESTROYED Kanye, Kim K And Nas’ Lives While Twitter Had Zero Remorse

Failure Is A Choice: Beyonce And That Guy’s Album DESTROYED Kanye, Kim K And Nas’ Lives While Twitter Had Zero Remorse

The Victims Of The Beyonce And Jay Album

Beyonce and Jay-Z have broken the internet once again. Their surprise album has crushed all the e-buildings. Jay and Bey certainly talked their sh** the whole album, too. They directed a few of their bullets at one Kanye West. Meanwhile, they shut down any and all buzz for Nas’ album that dropped on Friday, too. Then, of course, is Kim Kardashian, who is always catching strays from Jayonce and Twitter. Those three knew amigos got roasted all weekend for their whole press runs getting sabotaged by the King and Queen of petty.

Beyonce even played along, favoriting this petty tweet. Ooohhhh spicy. That’s not it. Take a look at the way Beyonce and Jay ruined Kanye, Kim and Nas’ lives