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Nick Cannon diss Travis Scott for his upcoming Super Bowl halftime show

During the Super Bowl two years ago ,Colin Kaepernick was exiled from the NFL for his #TakeAKnee movement after her refused to stand during the US national anthem and most artist of colour,including Rihanna stood by him,rejecting to perform last year. Now Travis Scott is set to perform at the half time show and Nick Cannon is not having it though he said he understands why Big Boi has to perform (i don't get why). Nick Cannon spoke on BET's Raq Rants with host Raquel Harper;'I'm team Kaepernick all day... To me, I call it cultural equity. So we're not mad at Big Boi for being on the Super Bowl — he's for the people. But someone like Travis Scott, he's got to walk gingerly.'

 'It's more about truly having integrity to who you are in your music, your art form, the people you choose to interact with, the people you choose to procreate with.'

Obviously talking about Kylie Jenner with "procreate" after Rachel mentioned Kylie ,he said;'That decision wasn't for the culture, but we're not mad at you!'

Meanwhile a source revealed to TMZ that though Travis and Colin spoke ,it wasn't for permission to perform at the annual sporting event;'Colin doesn't tell Travis what he can and can't do. That's Travis' decision,' a source said. It was also alleged that Colin relayed he was not comfortable with Travis' choice.

David Beckham honoured with the 2018 UEFA president’s award.

Football Legend,David Beckham received an award from UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin at the Champions League draw ceremony in Monaco.The former Manchester United and Real Madrid star was joined by wife Victoria . David said in his speech;"It's amazing to be here with some of the best. I am very honored, honored to be here, and to participate in such a special event. "

Congrats to him.See more photos below;

Victoria looked edgy in this plunging black gown from her collection and strappy heels while David looked dapper in a black suit. They have been together fro 19 years...David will always be a hottie though,

Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle spotted without their husbands at Wimbledon final

Ugh,don't you just love it when sister-in-laws get along. Duchess of Cambridge and Sussex were spotted at the Wimbledon final chatty and all smiles as Serena Williams lose to Angelique Kerber  at the All England club. 

This was Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle's first joint appearance without their husbands and they watched Tennis legend,Serena and Angelique Kerber who took a 6-3, 6-3 victory.The also watched Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal battled for the men's singles title in a five-set match.

After the match,Williams said: 'It's been an amazing tournament for me, I was really happy to get this far. It's obviously disappointing but I can't be disappointed, I have so much to look forward to and I'm literally just getting started.

'To all the mums out there, I was playing for you today and I tried but Angelique played really well. I look forward to continuing to being back out here and doing what I do best.' 

Drake Cheers on Serena Williams at Wimbledon quarterfinal match but her fans think he is bad luck

Lol,Drake dated Serena Williams off and on from 2011 to 2015 before she got pregnant and married Reddit co-founder,Alexis Ohanian. He was (and still is) always a supporter of the tennis champion and attends some of her matches and he did so on Tuesday. It's Serena's first match since she welcomed daughter in September and her fans where not pleased to see the 'Gid's plan' rapper as the said he would jinx her win but they were wrong as she defeated Camila Giorgi of Italy 3-6 6-3, 6-4. See their tweets below;

Social media: His appearance at the tennis tournament led to a mixed response from fans, with many calling for him to leave due to fears he would 'jinx' her match

Jay-Z named creative director for Puma basketball

Rapper,Jay-Z is the latest celebrity to be named creative director for Puma basketball. The German sportswear company global director of brand and marketing,Adam Petrick said in an interview on tuesday that the music mogul would would consult on product creation and marketing strategy. Jay Z's company Roc nation has worked with Puma since 2013 with the likes of Solange who was signed to the label as their art director and creative consultant and the following year Rihanna as the brand’s creative director.

Mr Petrick said of the 'diamond' singer;“She was the one that kind of pioneered a lot of the ways we work,” he said. “It was so focused on her, what she wanted to do and listening to her. Her ideas were so strong.”

He also talked about why they are looking beyond athletes ;“We’re looking for players who have something extra,” he said. “We are looking for players who have a sense of style, who feel comfortable and confident in their own style choices on and off the court. That’s the territory we’re trying to explore.”
Congrats to Jay Z.

Zinedine Zidane Resigns as Real Madrid Manager

Football Legend, Zinedine Zidane resigns after two and the half years as Real Madrid manager. The former midfielder made the announcement at a press conference on Thursday,at the Bernabeu.

Zidane, 45, was the first coach to win three European Cups in a row when Real beat Liverpool 3-1 last weekend. He's won a total of nine titles while leading the Spanish club.

J'lo and A-Rod at the NBA All-Star game in Los Angeles

Jennifer Lopez and beau,Alex Rodriguez looked like a happy couple at the NBA All-Star game in Los Angeles. J'lo looked lovely in a Guess whit tee, distressed jeans and green jacket in frizzy boots while A-rod wore a black tee in baggy jeans and black jacket.

 Also spotted at the event was Marlon Wayans who sat close to Jennifer and New York Giant player Odell Beckham Jr who paid homage to Alex. More photo below;

South Korean Ice dancers almost suffer Wardrobe malfunction at the 2018 Olympics

South Korean ice dancer,Yura Min and her partner Alexander Gamelin's dance routine got affected as Min noticed the clasp on her back was undone. The pair spoke of the experience,Min said;
“This is my first Olympics, our first program and if my top were to come down, that would have been a disaster” Min told the Free Press. “I was very nervous that the entire thing was going to come off.”

Gamelin said;

“Anytime she brought her shoulders in, it came down,” he said. “I only noticed it halfway through. During our twizzle, it came off her shoulder, all of the way. She had to stop and pull it back up and that cost us a bunch of points. It wasn’t because we were skating poorly.”

They finished ninth out of 10 pairs with 51.97 points and will compete in the regular ice dancing competition starting Feb. 18.

Phew!thank would have been another Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake Super bowl trend. Get a more fitting dress next time,don't blow your chance.

Cardi B Says She Won't Perform at The Superbowl Until "they hire Colin Kaepernick back"

Rapper Cardi B revealed to TMZ that she won't perform at the Super Bowl until the NFL hires Colin Kaepernick back. The Bodak Yellow hit maker said after they asked when she would be performing at the halftime show. "When they hire Colin Kaepernick back."
Colin Kaepernick 
Colin is currently unsigned since his refusal to stand during the National Anthem in 2016. His reasons;"I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder." -he said in a statement.

Nice one Cardi lets hope she sticks with it.

Gisele Bündchen Congratulates The Philadelphia Eagles

Gisele Bundchen walks through U.S. Bank Stadium before the Super Bowl on Sunday. (USA Today Sports / Reuters)

Gisele Bündchen, the supermodel wife of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, kept it classy as she congratulated the Philadelphia Eagles after they won her husbands team. According to reports she congratulated every Eagles player she encountered as she departed U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis through a back walkway, Yahoo’s Dan Wetzel reported.
Gisele Bundchen celebrates with husband Tom Brady after the New England Patriots' victory in the 2017 Super Bowl (Bob Levey via Getty Images)

She also took to her instagram;"Congratulations Eagles for winning the Super bowl, what a game that was! Congratulations Patriots for giving your best and to my love, we are incredibly proud of you because we are able to see every day all the commitment, sacrifice and hard work that you have devoted to become the best in what you do. We love you! ❤️
Parabéns Eagles por ganhar o Super bowl, que jogo! Parabéns Patriots por dar o seu melhor e meu amor, estamos incrivelmente orgulhosos de você porque vemos todos os dias o compromisso, o sacrifício e o trabalho árduo que você dedicou para se tornar o melhor no que você faz. Nós te amamos!"

Pink Gave a Stunning Perfomance at the 2018 super bowl despite having the flu

Rockstar Pink who is a die hard Philadelphia Eagles fan (they won btw) gave a stunning rendition of the National anthem at the Super Bowl Sunday. Watch video below;
Well,the talented mother-of-two took had to take her cough syrup first. What do you think of the performance? Good right? Especially for someone that have the flu.

Atiku Abubakar Reacts to Super Eagles Victory Over Sudan

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Forrmer Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar took to his twitter to congratulate Super Eagles victory over Sudan, in the semi-final of the 2018 Championship of African Nations (CHAN). He tweeted;“our @NGSuperEagles have made it to the finals #CHAN2018. We can learn from their success – proof of what can happen when we are united, focused and committed.

“Sad that @NGSuperEagles has lost her goalkeeper, Ikechukwu Ezenwa early in the game but glad we didn’t lose the initiative, as we are now in the lead.”

The National team,Super Eagles qualified for the Morocco 2018 African Nations Championship final after defeating Sudan 1 – 0 in Marrakesh, Morocco.

Lebron James got Ejected For The First Time In his NBA Career

On wednesday, Cleveland Cavaliers player,lebron James got ejected from a game against Miami Heat at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. This is the first ejection for the four-time NBA Most Valuable Player. James told reporters after the game;

“I got fouled and showed my frustration to the ref, and he sent me to the locker room,” J “That particular play, I got fouled all the way up the court, from the time that I stripped [James Johnson] all the way until I got to the rim. So, that’s what it was about. I said what I had to say and I moved on, but he decided I should get two [technicals]. It is what it is. We got the win, and that’s what’s most important.”

With two minutes to play in the third quarter of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Tuesday night matchup against the Miami Heat at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, James drove to the basket looking for a layup that would increase the Cavs’ commanding 23-point lead over his visiting former team. Heat defender James Johnson bodied him up as he drove, and James took the contact, leaned back and lofted a runner that came up empty.
After Miami center Hassan Whiteside pulled down the rebound and the Heat began heading up on offense, James made a beeline over to referee Kane Fitzgerald to complain about not getting a foul call on the play. Evidently, Fitzgerald didn’t appreciate the way the four-time NBA Most Valuable Player registered his discontent, because he quickly hit James with a technical and then gave him the gate, marking the first time in a professional career that has spanned 1,298 regular- and postseason games over the last decade and a half that LeBron James was forced to hit the showers before the final buzzer.

Hope Solo Reveals She was Assaulted by Former FIFA President,Sepp Blatter

Anyways,American soccer goalkeeper, Hope Solo revealed to a Portuguese newspaper that former FIFA President Sepp Blatter sexually assaulted her at the Ballon d'Or awards ceremony in 2013.

A representative for Solo confirmed Friday to The Associated Press that the report was accurate and said the former goalkeeper for the U.S. women's national team had no further comment on the matter.
Blatter could not immediately be reached for comment by the AP, but the embattled former head of soccer's governing body told the Guardian newspaper: "This allegation is ridiculous."

Solo has been dogged by a number of off-the-field controversies. Notably, a domestic violence case stemming from a 2014 altercation at a family member's home in Washington state.
Solo anchored the U.S. team in goal during its 2015 Women's World Cup championship run, allowing just three goals in seven games with five shutouts during the tournament.
For her career, Solo has made 202 total appearances with the national team, with 153 wins and an international-record 102 shutouts.
Solo's tenure with the national team ended following last year's Olympics in Brazil, when the Americans were ousted by Sweden in the quarterfinals. Afterward, Solo called the Swedish team "cowards" for their defensive style of play.4

She was suspended from the team shortly thereafter and has not returned.

Blatter was suspended from office and banned from soccer for six years following allegations of a widespread corruption scandal that came to light in 2015. Both U.S. and Swiss officials cooperated in the investigation, which is ongoing, and more than 40 people have been indicted.
Blatter has also had a history of what many consider to be sexist behavior concerning the women's game.
Blatter has also had a history of what many consider to be sexist behavior concerning the women's game.
U.S. forward Alex Morgan has said that Blatter failed to recognize her at the annual award event in 2012, even though she was one of three nominees for the women's Player of the Year.
Blatter also famously argued in 2004 that players could boost the popularity of the women's game by wearing tighter shorts. - Chicago Tribune reports

We all know this happens everywhere but why are people in the US coming forward now?

Amir Khan Discuss His Seperation From Wife,Faryl Makhdoom

Boxer,Amir Khan who recently split with wife,Faryl Makhdoom after accusing her of cheating with another boxer, Anthony Joshua opened up to The Mirror on how he feels amid the separation. He said;“I don’t know what to say. I’m gutted. I’ve not slept all night.“I went to see some people at the marina and I’ve been up all night. I couldn’t sleep. I need time to think. I just need to rest and to speak to some people.”

Aww,too bad! Last week ,Aug 4. he went on a twitter meltdown about his gold digging cheating wife. he wrote;
"So me and the wife Faryal have agreed to split. I'm currently in Dubai. Wish her all the best."
"Left my family and friends for this Faryal. I'm not hurt but another fighter. I'm making it public. You getting the divorce #Golddigger" 
"Mans like Joshua can have my left overs!" 
"Lol moved up in the weight classes lol. Trust me I ain't the jealous type. No need to send me pictures of the men your talking to #disgusted"

He also shared a video clip,announcing the split last week;
“Hey guys, hope you’re well. Yeah so everything you saw on social media today, it is real. Obviously me and Faryal have both decided to move on – well, I’ve decided to walk away… nothing’s been hacked and obviously it’s just a tough time we both have to go through.
“We have to both move forward because it’s not healthy for any of us and I’m just not happy with the way I get treated by her and everything else. So look, I wish her every best for the future and I’m in Dubai at the moment and I’m doing some training and stuff but I don’t want you guys to worry.
“I am staying strong and I just want to say a big thank you for all your support but yeah. What’s done is done. Everything I posted on social media today was true.”
Amir and Faryal were married for four years and have three-year-old daughter Lamysa together.

Beyonce Might Join The League Of NBA Investors

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Queen Bey might be joining the likes of celebrities and entertainers who hold ownership stakes in sports teams, including Memphis Grizzlies part-owner Justin Timberlake, Miami Dolphins investment group members Jennifer Lopez, Venus and Serena Williams and Will Ferrell, who owns a stake in Major League Soccer's Los Angeles Football Club.

According to Bloomberg,owner of The Houston Rockets ,Les Alexander said last month he was selling the team he purchased in 1993 for $85 million and Beyonce may be eyeing an investment in the NBA franchise. Though NBA Hall of Famer and former Rockets player, Dikembe Mutombo has also expressed interest in a Rockets ownership stake, and said last month that he is working on putting a group together to purchase the team.This investment wo't be a first for the Carter family as Bey's hubby Jay Z purchased a stake in the Brooklyn Nets in 2004 for a reported $1 million and sold it nine years later for an estimated $2.35 million.Well,i guess we'll see. 

Venus Williams Devastated Over Florida Fatal Crash

FILE PHOTO: USA's Venus Williams reacts during her third round match against Belgium's Elise Mertens during the French Open at Roland Garros stadium in Paris

After Palm Beach Gardens police released a preliminary report saying Tennis star,Venus Williams was at fault in an accident that left a 78-year-old,Jerome Barson, passenger in the other car, with fatal injuries on June 9 .According to the Palm Beach county medical examiner,Barson was taken to a Florida trauma centre where he died 13 days later. And the news surfaced on Thursday,days before the athlete was  compete at Wimbledon, which begins in England next week.

Williams took to her Facebook page to express her feelings. she wrote;
"I am devasted (sic) and heartbroken by this accident," "My heartfelt condolences go out to the family and friends of Jerome Barson and I continue to keep them in my thoughts and prayers."