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The Weekend Entertainment Recap: January 23rd
Tempers are seeming to flare at sporting events lately, with this being another weekend for an event to be interrupted due to arguments in the crowd. NFL Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe and Tee Morant, the father of Memphis Grizzlies star Ja Morant, exchanged words during Friday night’s game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Grizzlies. The two had to be separated with the intervention of referees and security guards.
Sharpe told ESPN’s Dave McMenamin that the exchange occurred after he made some unfavorable remarks to Grizzlies guard Dillon Brooks. The situation escalated from Sharpe telling Brooks he was too small to guard Lebron James and it prompted other players, including Ja Morant, to get involved. Tee Morant also got involved, which led to Sharpe spending halftime in the tunnel with security before returning to the game. The duo eventually embraced each other before the game ended and are reported to be on good terms.
Rapper Blueface and television personality Chrisean Rock also had a tense weekend following her announcement of a pregnancy. She took to social media to post a photo with three at-home pregnancy tests and the question, “Guess how many heart beats?” Blueface soon responded with an “official” announcement that the two were broken up and that he was not the father of her child. Chrisean fired back by denying claims of infidelity and told the “Thotianna” rapper that she does not need his money nor a “baby daddy.”
Despite the negative response from Blueface, Chrisean did share that she was excited about her pregnancy journey.
Social media users were quick to respond when personal sexual preferences were revealed about hip-hop star Yung Miami. The rapper recently hosted an episode of her Revolt TV talk show, Caresha Please, with fellow rapper and Miami native Trina. Yung Miami has begun to develop a reputation as an interviewer who does not hold back and nothing tends to be off limits when it comes to questions – or responses.
During her interview with Trina, the duo played a game of “Resha Roulette,” and Yung Miami bashfully admitted to being a fan of golden showers. Social media users soon had “Pee Diddy” trending, as the two have been linked together in the past. However, the commentary didn’t seem to bother the City Girls group member. Yung Miami doubled down on her bedroom kinks and posted a festive video with a sign saying, “We Love Golden Showers.”
Beyonce also made headlines this weekend by taking part in her first performance since 2018. The queen of the Bey-Hive took the stage at the unveiling of Atlantis The Royal, a luxury resort in Dubai. Beyonce performed a 90-minute set for a crowd of more than 1500 people, including Nia Long, Halle Bailey, Kendall Jenner and British Vogue editor Edward Enninful.
The concert featured some of her biggest hits and a duet with her oldest child, Blue Ivy. The “Renaissance” singer was reportedly paid $24 million to headline the private show and she has not been on stage since the Global Citizen Festival in Johannesburg, South Africa.
When we are not looking to celebrities for entertainment, more than 90 million people have subscribed to TikTok as another source. However, it was recently reported by Forbes that the platform allows employees to influence the content that is promoted through a “heating feature.” Six current and former employees of TikTok and its Chinese-owned parent company, ByteDance, have come forward, claiming that in addition to the algorithm deciding what goes viral, the staff is also able to hand-pick specific videos. The “heating feature” allows them to boost videos for more views, and it is done to attract popular brands and influencers.
TikTok is currently being banned from government devices in more than two dozen states due to rising security concerns over the app.