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It’s finally happening; FOR REAL THIS TIME.

The Ashanti Vs. Keyshia Cole Verzuz battle is taking place TONIGHT, January 21 after two reschedules. Ashanti teased the exciting news herself via her Instagram where she captioned a promo post;

“Y’all ready??? 😜💃🏾 @verzuztv Tonight 8pm Est ♎️♎️💕💐.”

In addition to anticipating tonight’s head-to-head, Ashanti also rocked some Verzuz gear co-designed by her younger sister Kenashia Douglas (@liltuneshi) and NTWRK. The gear features special-edition Libra graphics inspired by the two October-born R&B queens Keyshia and ‘Shanti.

Tonight’s Verzuz battle comes after a Dec. 12  cancellation following Ashanti’s positive COVID-19 diagnosis. The battle was then postponed till Jan. 9 but canceled again in light of the attack at the U.S. Capitol and rising coronavirus cases.

With that in mind, tonight’s battle will be completely virtual, and Ashanti and Keyshia will check in via separate locations.

That’s of course how Verzuz originally started with participants utilizing Instagram Live from their respective homes to battle. In May, however, the Beenie Man and Bounty Killer Memorial Day “Soundclash Edition” took place in Kingston, Jamaica kicking off the in-person portion of the series.

Ashanti Vs. Keyshia Cole is the fourth women-only Verzuz in the series. Previously fans tuned in for Erykah Badu Vs. Jill Scott, Gladys Knight Vs. Patti LaBelle and Monica Vs. Brandy. Currently, the reigning record for Verzuz battles viewership belongs to Jeezy Vs. Gucci Mane that raked in 1.8 million viewers.

Do YOU think Keyshia Cole and Ashanti will break the Verzuz record tonight?

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Thank God almighty, he’s free at last!

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For the past year, while America and the rest of the world suffered with the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Anthony Fauci wasn’t able to speak freely about scientific facts regarding research, treatment, and potential cures. This is because Dr. Fauci was regularly haunted by the specter of Donald Trump’s disdain for the truth that would paint him as incompetent. It was obvious to all that Trump was afraid that his inability to prevent the spread of coronavirus would cause him to lose the 2020 election. In part, he was right. Rational people did see that Trump was completely over his head and could only resort to lies when questioned about his strategy.

Today, Dr. Fauci was able to speak freely, perhaps for the first time, about the science behind COVID and what needs to be done going forward. During a White House press briefing, Fauci was asked directly about the pressure he was under and he keep it 100 about the consequences he faced for telling the truth. Pretty scary stuff considering that 400,000 Americans are dead…

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We’re happy that Trump is gone but even happier that Fauci is free. We ALL want to get back to “regular life” but that’s just not possible if we don’t have leadership with the exact same goal.

Welcome back, doctor.

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What was she thinking???

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DaBaby’s girlfriend DaniLeigh is getting called out for being “colorist” on social media today. The 26-year-old released a track called “Yellow Bone” through her Triller account while playfully modeling blonde hair and serving lackluster lyrics about being an irresistible light-skinned baddie. Now folks want her to go away forever.

On the track Dominican Dani praised her high hue while trap-singing “yellow bone is what he want.” Her boo DaBaby (who has two dark brown baby mamas) was seen co-signing in her comments, leaving yellow emojis. After receiving backlash from fans who though the track was in poor taste in the comments, Dani deleted the record, but not before struggling to defend herself.

You can hit play below to hear some of DaniLeigh “Yellow Bone” record that was reposted by OnSite.

Folks on Twitter expressed to Dani that they felt the track was being divisive, and straight up in poor taste all around, especially with her previously tweeting that she has been influenced by her “amazing Black friends.” Does she even identify as Black herself???

It was also brought up that she is dating a man with two dark skinned women raising his children, so what is really being implied here? MeMe, the mother of Dababy’s oder children and the woman she was once in a relationship with at the same time as Dani seemingly reacted to the controversy by adding a yellow bird to her IG stories, writing:

“Lmfaooo I’m gone, I ain’t gone doooooooo it.” adding laughing emojis.

Danileigh has since tried to scrub the Triller video for “Yellow Bone” off the internet but the reactions are still lingering and screen recording is forever. Scroll down to see how some folks started to drag the singer for frankly, being a yellow bird.

What do YOU think of all of this?

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Kiyomi Leslie recently announced some great news — she and NFL baller Justin Hardy are expecting a child together.

The Love & Hip Hop: ATL reality star (who previously dated Bow Wow and L&HH castmate Shooter) hit Instagram to show off her baby bump a few days ago. In her post, she’s seen posing for photos, dancing, and cradling her unborn bundle of joy. Kiyomi and Justin also shared some beautiful pictures from their baby shower this week. See those below.

In true Kiyomi fashion, the North Carolina native stripped down to her undergarments, flaunting her incredible figure while also sharing a quote that revealed she may be experiencing some anxiety regarding the changes taking place in her body.

No doubt, her snapback will be the talk of the internet when that time comes. For now, we’ve gathered a few of Kiyomi’s sexiest social media moments — because she been bad and that’s not about to change. Congrats to the gorgeous couple! We can’t wait to meet the little one.

1. Kiyomi with the braids.

2. Yum yum sauce.

3. What a sweetie pie.

4. Kiyomi with the waves.

5. Thi-th-thi-thi-thicc.

6. Carolina babe.

7. Congrats!

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Much like a lot of other folks within the music industry, Cardi B was a vocal opponent of Donald Trump the entire time he was in office. She’s also been active in spreading political information to her fans, which includes interviewing Bernie Sanders and encouraging people to vote.

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Because of her involvement in and love of politics, some fans were wondering why Belcalis wasn’t selected to be one of the performers at Capitol Hill for Wednesday’s inauguration. Even though the answer to that is pretty obvious, Cardi took the opportunity to joke with fans about the reason she missed the important occasion.

The rapper took to Twitter on Thursday morning to say that she couldn’t perform her collaboration with Megan Thee Stallion because had a prior obligation.

“Ugh I was supposed to perform wap at the inauguration today but I had a dentist appointment ….maybe next time,” she tweeted.

Unsurprisingly, one person decided to respond to this by making another Bernie meme, inserting him into the “WAP” music video. Because no matter how many things we insert Senator Sanders into, it’s still hilarious.

Still, even though Cardi didn’t appear at the inauguration, her music was represented. During the Virtual Parade Across America, Ozuna performed “Taki Taki,” his collaboration with Cardi, DJ Snak, and Selena Gomez.

The new song from Billie Eilish and Rosalía is featured on the soundtrack for a special episode of HBO’s “Euphoria” entitled “Part Two: Jules.”

       

Jason Derulo hasn’t been as productive lately as he was earlier in his career, but he’s out now with a new single, “Lifestyle.” Adam Levine joins him.

       

Randy Parton, a country singer-songwriter and youngest brother to Dolly Parton, has died at age 67 after a battle with cancer.

       

Performances from Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake, Luis Fonsi and more honored the inauguration of President Joe Biden Wednesday evening.

       

Lady Gaga gave a rousing and theatrical rendition of the national anthem at President Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday.