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Viral ‘Perfect Attendance Pencil’ Story Wins Twitter

Peep the Twitter hysteria over the adorably hilarious perfect attendance pencil on the flip.

Everyone’s buzzing about precociously precious Taylor telling a story about her classmates Lizzie stealing her very special and important perfect attendance pencil.

Look, we won’t spoil it for you but it’s absolutely adorable and sending social media into a TIZZY.

It all started with this hilarious video.

The rest is Black Twitter history…

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Kerry Washington has been a force to be reckoned with since she first hit the scene back in 1994. Her gradual rise as commercial actress from the Bronx to Emmy-winning leading lady has always been an inspiring one for fans to watch.

The Scandal star lives a pretty low-key life with her hubby and two kids these days. But before becoming a mom, Ms. Kerry was a young actress in these California and NYC streets serving looks, smarts and sass.

She’s always down to stand for a cause that she believe in. Like the 2018 Times Up movement that swept Hollywood.

“[Women] shouldn’t have to give up our seat at the table because of bad behavior that wasn’t ours.”

And she’s always standing for the advancement of Black women:

“We must see each other, all of us and we must see ourselves, all of us and we have to continue to be bold and break new ground until this is how it is, until we are no longer ‘firsts’ and ‘exceptions’ and ‘rare’ and ‘unique.”

Mind you, she does all of this while looking flawless. Honestly, there’s not one bad photo of Kerry on the Internet.

The mom of two turns 43 years old today. and in honor of the big milestone, check out our gallery of Kerry Washington in all her badiness throughout the years.

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Country star Loretta Lynn shared that country music is ‘dead’ in a new interview on Martina McBride’s podcast.

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Phony Ppl And Megan The Stallion Come Together For “Fkn Around”

On Friday, Phony Ppl released their new single, “Fkn Around” featuring Houston’s own, Megan Thee Stallion.

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The popular NYC-based band first teamed up with Megan for her NPR Tiny Desk performance, which is where they previewed the single. From there, the snippet of the song took on a mind of its own as fans started to demand its release after video clips started to go viral on social media. Produced by Ivan Barias, “Fkn Around” is a feel-good song that explores sexual freedom and empowerment, which makes Meg’s appearance on the track the perfect match-up for her “Hot Girl” platform.

Check out the brand new single for yourself down below:

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Azriel Clary Claims R. Kelly Physically Abused Her, Forced Victims To Make Child Porn With Family Members

This. is. shocking.

Now out of her abuser’s grasp, Azriel Clary is telling ALL about R. Kelly.

The 22-year-old who made headlines when she got into that physical altercation with R. Kelly’s other girlfriend Joycelyn Savage, is now safe and at home with her family and she recently chatted with U.K.’s The Sun about the years of abuse she suffered from the singer.

Clary told the publication that their relationship was abusive, physically, mentally and sexually, and a number of her allegations corroborate the women’s stories from “Surviving R. Kelly.” Azriel who admits that she was brainwashed, said she met R. Kelly when she was 17 and like her parents previously alleged, fell into his grasp because he promised to help with her music career.

He’d later allegedly tell her that she was his #1 girlfriend (out of five) and would one day marry her. Azriel told The Sun she was forced into having group sex with men and women several times a day and Kelly allegedly performed grotesque sex acts.

“The women say they were forced to have sex with R Kelly – or have group sex with him and other men and women – three to five times day.

Sometimes they would be made to take part in degrading sexual acts – and he is accused of urinating on and defecating on women.

If they didn’t “perform well” or satisfy his twisted desires – they would be punished.

“Sexual abuse did happen regularly,” Azriel said.

“Robert had a high sex drive so usually 3 to 5 times a day was normal for him.”

Azriel alleges that if one of the girlfriends “didn’t perform well” or “embarrassed him”, they’d be beaten. She also claimed that the petulant Pied Piper one day beat her with a size 12 Nike shoe and made another woman bathe her afterward while her body was covered in cuts and bruises so he could watch.

“Then he beat me with a shoe – a size 12, Nike Air Force One shoe,” Azriel told The Sun. “And he beat me all over, it felt like hours and I was covered in welts all the way from my neck down.” He had ‘Juice’, another girlfriend come in there. He already made me strip naked, but he made her run me a bath tub of warm water and he made her bathe me.

“Afterwards, he came in there and he apologized and sobbed and cried and he did everything to try and make me feel like he was so sincere.”

SICKENING—and it only gets worse.

In a shocking portion of the interview Azriel makes claims about incestuous molestation and how R. Kelly used it to blackmail his victims; hit the flip.

Music’s biggest night kicked off last Sunday, and Radio One’s Lore’l was on the red carpet getting all the scoop from some of our favorite celebs. Everyone from Rick Ross, to JID to Jessie Reyes  stopped by to chat with our girl about everything from their favorite Grammy moments, to lemon pepper wings.

The boss, Rick Ross got candid about his excitement for Meek Mill at this year’s show, and even gushed a little about his booming Lemon Pepper business at WIngStop. Check out the exclusive clip above to see what Rich Forever rapper had to say.

Grammy-winner Billie Eilish took to Instagram to plead with people to stop pretending to be her for clout after videos of YouTube pranksters surfaced.


At ‘Ellen,’ Tanya Tucker and Justin Bieber bonded over their faith, and how both of them had their first hit when they were 13.


Meghan Trainor’s new album “Treat Myself” arrives Friday. But it’s not ALL empowerment anthems and confidence on there.


During an interview on Andy Cohen’s SiriusXM show “Radio Andy,” Demi Lovato spoke about having kids, her sexuality and coming out to her parents.


Whether you dig Taylor Swift’s music or not, here are the five moments in her new Netflix documentary ‘Miss Americana’ that will make you a fan.