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Snoop Dogg also slammed Gayle King after questioning Kobe Bryant legacy

In the recent interview; Gayle King with Lisa Leslie is not going well for many viewers and now Snoop Dogg also slammed her after asking Lisa Leslie about Kobe Bryant’s ‘complicated’ legacy.

On CBS This Morning, King asked the WNBA legend about her friendship with Kobe Bryant. Leslie, 47, met the Los Angeles Lakers star when she was 18 and the two remained close until his death on Jan. 26. During their sit down, King asked Leslie about Bryant’s “complicated” legacy.

King also received backlash from Snoop Dogg and slammed her in a video posted on Instagram.

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Previously, 50cent also responded on Twitter and captioned: “what is this, wait somebody gotta help me understand why they keep doing this. I apologize for my language in advance let’s talk about this.”

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Billie Eilish shares impassioned post about George Floyd: “Black lives fucking matter”

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Billie Eilish has shared a message of support for George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter movement in which she rebukes those opposed to the movement.

The singer, 18, wrote in an Instagram post today (May 30) that she would attempt to explain why black lives matter while imagining opponents as children because it “feels like that’s the only way you [motherfuckers] will understand”.

At various points in the message she addresses people who have called for “all lives matter” after riots erupted this week over the murder of George Floyd, a black man who was involved in an incident with a white police officer.

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Eilish went on to outline a number of analogies in which all lives do not matter. “This is not about you”, she said about white people. “You are not in need. You are not in danger”.

She asked: “If your friend gets a cut on their arm are you gonna wait to give all your friends a bandaid first because all arms matter?

“If someone’s house was on fire and someone is stuck in the house, are you gonna make the fire department go to every other house on the block first because all houses matter? No! Because they don’t fucking need it. You are privileged whether you like it or not. Society gives privilege just for being white. You can be poor, you can be struggling. And still your skin colour is giving you more privilege than you even realise.”

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She continued: “If all lives matter, why are black people killed for just being black? Why are white people given opportunities that people of other races aren’t?

“Why is it ok for black people to be called thugs for protesting the murder of innocent people? Do you know why???? White. fucking. privilege,” she wrote.

Eilish tagged the message at the end with “#justiceforgeorgefloyd”.

Floyd was a 46-year-old black man who died on May 25 after being apprehended by a white police officer. Derek Chauvin has since been sacked and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter.

Other musicians have used their platforms to speak out against and fundraise for the killing of Floyd as well as police brutality in the US, including Killer Mike and Bon Iver.

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Elton John recalls “Herculean effort” of getting his cocaine use noticed as he hosts ‘Rocketman’ watch party

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Elton John has spoken about his drug-taking past while leading a watch party of his biopic Rocketman.

The pop icon hosted the event on Twitter yesterday (May 29) and shared several anecdotes and thoughts along the way. One included him commenting on the “Herculean effort” it took him to get noticed for cocaine use in ’70s LA when such debauchery was widespread.

“It took a fairly Herculean effort to get yourself noticed for taking too much cocaine in the music industry of 1970s LA, but I was clearly prepared to put the hours in,” John wrote next to a gif of an inebriated Taron Egerton, who portrayed him in the 2019 film.

Elsewhere, John opened up about how emotional he got when he first saw the film. “I broke down the first time I saw this scene of me hugging Little Reggie. I’d spent most of my adult life running away from myself. It was time to re-embrace the real me,” he wrote.

He also said he was also moved by a scene in the film where his longtime musical partner, Bernie Taupin, warned him about his excessive drug and drink problem. “Seeing this scene for the first time also set me off sobbing again,” John wrote alongside a contemporary picture of the pair.

“Bernie was one of the people who tried to tell me to stop doing drugs and I wouldn’t listen, but he stuck by me and never gave up on me.”

NME concluded in a five-star review of Rocketman last year that: “If you don’t adore it, you’re probably no fun”.

Meanwhile, John was recently praised by Lady Gaga for being “instrumental” to her life and for helping her on a path to recovery.

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Slaves side-project LARRY PINK THE HUMAN share new track ‘Might Delete Later’

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LARRY PINK THE HUMAN, the new project of Slaves guitarist and producer Jolyon Thomas, have shared their second track.

‘Might Delete Later’ follows debut single ‘Love You, Bye’, which the band shared along with the unveiling of the project last month.

“‘MIGHT DELETE LATER’ is about a realisation of self,” the pair said of the new track. “Titled with a common phrase used to buffer people’s true intention. Irony employed to mask a real feeling that you’re too afraid to share.

“The words are a comment on modern anxiety and the self-consciousness; feeling like you can never quite put your finger on or explain an emotion, feeling inadequate. An attempt to display an insecurity and a fear without perfect clarity. This is something we all experience and have opened up in this song. Love is enough.”

They continued: “We wanted to introduce some new characters into the LPTH universe, and with what’s going on in the world right now we felt this story was fitting.”

Speaking of the track’s new video, which you can watch above, they said: “We see our character confronting quite literally the world, and his world within, in a struggle to find his true self. With the balloon by his side as a trusty companion, he faces great odds to find simply, happiness.”

NME spoke to LARRY PINK THE HUMAN upon the announcement of the project last month, and they spoke of the emotional openness that defines the new band.

“It’s about putting your deepest, darkest feelings on a plate, as simply or as complicated as you want to,” Vincent said.

Addressing the debut single, he said: “Every time I put the phone down, I’ll just say ‘Love you, bye’, to your nearest and dearest, and it’s got to be simple so people can digest it.”

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