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Tekashi 6ix9ine says he won’t be shot dead like other rappers, angers XXXTentacion, Nipsey and Pop Smoke fans

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Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine is sparking controversy once again after recent comments he made on gun violence. Tekashi, who was sentenced to prison for charges including racketeering, carrying a firearm, assault with a dangerous weapon, and conspiracy murder charges, shared a video on August 2 via Instagram Live where he repeatedly bashed rappers who have been killed by gun violence. He is currently out of prison over coronavirus fears.

“A lot of people always wanna say ‘Yo, why you always around a whole bunch of security?'” he began in the clip. “Why your favorite rapper dead right now with bullet holes in his face? What the f**k are you talking about? Why y’all favorite rappers getting shot in the face and all that? You heard? Favorite rappers getting shot in their face, getting shot in their s**t, like…” Tekashi continued, adding, “I’m getting security with me. Y’all ain’t going RIP me. Y’all not gonna put me on a t-shirt. You heard? I’ll let y’all be gangster.”

Tekashi’s comments drew the ire of Twitter who believe he is disrespecting fellow rappers who have been killed in gun-related attacks. “6ix9ine hopped on ig live and disrespected X, Pop Smoke and Nipsey. F**K 6IX9INE,” says a Twitter user. 

Another writes, “The fact 6ix9ine has a criminal record for a child sex offence and admitted to 7 years of domestic violence against his ex but still managed to score a #1 and maintain a fan base makes me question humanity.”



 

One user said, “His way of explaining it is so trash. He’s right. You need security but the repeating it over and over with all that aggression is trashhhh.”



 

XXXTentacion is the earliest rapper who was shot out of the three mentioned by fans. XXXTentacion, whose real name is Jahseh Dwayne Ricardo Onfroy, was an American rapper and singer-songwriter. XXXTentacion gained a cult following among his young fanbase during his short career through his depression and alienation thematic driven music. He was often credited by critics and fans for his musical versatility, with his music exploring emo, trap, lo-fi, indie rock, nu metal, hip hop and punk rock. In June 2018, XXXTentacion was fatally shot at the age of 20, in a robbery at a motorcycle dealership in Deerfield Beach, Florida. After stealing from him a Louis Vuitton bag containing $50,000, the attackers fled the scene in an SUV. The four attackers are currently in prison.

Nipsey Hussle was fatally shot outside his store Marathon Clothing in South Los Angeles in March 2019. Eric Holder, a 29-year-old man who had confronted Hussle earlier in the day, was arrested and charged with murder in April 2019.

Pop Smoke is the latest rapper to be murdered in a shooting. On the morning of February 19, 2020, the rising Brooklyn rapper was shot dead at the home he was renting in the Hollywood Hills. Pop Smoke, whose real name is Bashar Barakah Jackson, was on the forefront of Brooklyn’s exploding drill movement, paving the way with hits like ‘Welcome to the Party’ and ‘Dior’. 

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Stuntmen React to Fast Five, WandaVision Trailer Easter Eggs & More – /Film

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The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, a new edition of Stuntmen React from Corridor Crew focuses specifically on stunt driving sequences from movies like Fast Five, The French Connection, Ronin, and more. Plus, get a load of even more Easter eggs in the WandaVision trailer that we didn’t cover in our extensive trailer breakdown, and see Seth MacFarlane reveal some of his earliest that predate Family Guy.

First up, Corridor Crew has a new edition of Stuntmen React, this time with a focus on stunt driving. They brought in stunt driver, and car enthusiast David Patterson to explain the secrets of some stunt driving sequences in movies like The Fast and the Furious, Fast Five, The French Connection, Ronin, and more.. He also reveals things that don’t make sense in some car chases, and talks about how realistic (or unrealistic) certain car chases are.

Next, ScreenCrush has a trailer breakdown for WandaVision looking at over 50 Easter eggs, comic book references, and hints for fans to pay attention to. It should go without saying, but just make sure you’re caught up on the events of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, because there are plenty of spoilers within.

Finally, Seth MacFarlane recently appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and in addition to the usual talk show gab, the Family Guy creator showed off some early drawings that predate the FOX animated comedy. They were created during MacFarlane’s time spent at Hanna-Barbera, and you can see that maybe some traits ended up transferring to Family Guy. He also showed off some comic books he created as a kid, and more

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Kentucky Native George Clooney Reacts to Breonna Taylor Decision

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“There will be celebrities, influencers and activists who have never lived in Kentucky who try to tell us how to feel, suggesting they understand the facts of this case, and that they know our community and the commonwealth better than we do,” Cameron said. “But they do not.”

Clooney, however, expressed how “ashamed” he was of the grand jury’s decision.

“I was born and raised in Kentucky. Cut tobacco on the farms of Kentucky. Both my parents and my sister live in Kentucky. I own a home in Kentucky, and I was there last month,” he shared in a statement with E! News.

“The justice system I was raised to believe in holds people responsible for their actions,” he continued. “Her name was Breonna Taylor and she was shot to death in her bed by 3 white police officers, who will not be charged with any crime for her death. I know the community. I know the commonwealth. And I was taught in the schools and churches of Kentucky what is right and what is wrong.”

He concluded, “I’m ashamed of this decision.”

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The True Historical Events Behind The Favourite

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If you thought your office’s politics were petty, just be glad you weren’t part of the English royal court at the turn of the 17th Century. Personality struggles were a major and – in good news for filmmakers – extremely dramatic part of court intrigue, as seen in the new critically acclaimed comedy-drama, The Favourite. The film, from The Lobster’s Yorgos Lanthimos, depicts a three-way power struggle between England’s Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) and her two power-hungry frenemies, Sarah Churchill (Rachel Weisz) and Abigail Masham, nee Hill (Emma Stone). As with most things involving the British crown, the backstory behind this tale is complicated, slightly absurd, and incredibly juicy. Here are the five historical events that led up to the events of The Favourite.


Queen Anne becomes an unlikely (and not especially good) queen.

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Queen Anne, played by Colman in a turn that’s already won her a Golden Globe nomination and is generating Oscar heat, began her rule in 1702 thanks to a somewhat odd line of succession. A former monarch, her uncle King Charles II, died without an heir, which meant that Anne’s father, James II, took the throne in 1685. However, he fled England during the Glorious Revolution three years later, and the crown fell to Anne’s older sister, Mary, who ruled alongside her husband William of Orange. Mary ruled until her death in 1694, and William’s reign continued until his death in 1702. After all that, it was time for Anne to take the crown.

Thing is, Anne was not especially good at being a queen. Especially, and tragically, when it came to the job of providing an heir. Though she had 17 children with her husband George, only one survived past infancy, and that boy died at age 11. That meant that there was another succession headache looming, and Anne, who had a nasty case of gout throughout her rule, wasn’t especially shrewd when it came to ruling in the meantime. As control of the country began to shift away towards politics, and away from the monarchy, with the Whig and Tory parties vying for control, Anne was just kind of… there.   


Sarah Churchill becomes Anne’s friend, confidant, and bully.

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In 1671, when the future Queen Anne was just six years old, she met a girl named Sarah Jennings and took a liking to her. Dynamic, confident, and older than Anne, Sarah was wise enough to know she should take advantage of this potentially beneficial friendship. Sarah, who would change her last name Churchill upon marrying John Churchill, the First Duke of Marlborough, wielded immense power in the court, as it became widely known that she was the person to approach if you wanted the Queen to do something.

Though Sarah and Anne were very close (a romance between the two has never been confirmed), it wasn’t always a kind relationship. Historians recount that Sarah berated Anne, driving her to tears and bossing the monarch around on several occasions. But, as Anne’s old “friend,” official head of the private royal treasury and bookkeeping, and courtly favorite, Sarah had that kind of power. Or at least, she did.


Abigail Hill joins the court and rises in the ranks.

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The bulk of The Favourite follows the power struggle between Churchill and a new contender for the throne (or at least, the throne’s confidence). Abigail Hill, played by Stone in the film, was Sarah’s cousin, but her branch of the family had fallen on hard times. Sarah brought Abigail, who had been working as a servant, into her personal employ before getting her a gig as a lady of bedchamber for Anne, a decision Sarah would soon come to regret.  

Though generally thought to have not been as mercenary as Sarah, Abigail was shrewd, and when Anne started to rely on Abigail for the emotional support Sarah never really gave her, the newcomer was happy to oblige. Queen Anne knew all about Abigail’s marriage to a courtier named Samuel Masham, while Sarah was on the outs and increasingly irritated by Abigail’s rising standing within the court. We won’t say who ultimately won the Queen’s favor, or how – you will need to see the film for that particularly delicious chapter of the story.

(Worth noting, while we’re on the subject, that there’s no concrete evidence that Anne and Sarah or Abigail were lovers in real life).


The Whigs and the Tories also have a go at it.

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The relationship between Anne, Sarah, and Abigail is the titillating part of the story, but the Queen’s rule was marked by political conflict as well (which is actually quite titillatingly laid out in the film). The Favourite plays more fast and loose with the political aspect of the story than it does with the three women’s relationships, as it would have it, but the gist is that both parties were becoming more powerful in the wake of the Glorious Revolution that overthrew Anne’s father. The queen largely identified with the Tories, since they were more royalist; Sarah, meanwhile, wanted to push Anne into supporting the Whigs, who were more capitalistic puritans. This was the period when England’s two-party system really clicked into place, and it did so as Sarah, Anne, and Abigail were subtly wrestling for influence.


Winston Churchill is involved (sort of!)

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Winston Churchill is not in The Favourite, since the World War II leader wouldn’t be born until more than a century and a half after Anne’s reign ended. However, he was a descendant of Sarah Churchill’s. Sarah would die at the ripe old age of 84, outliving both the queen and her younger rival Abigail. She wrote a book, An Account of the Conduct of the Dowager Duchess of Marlborough, from her First Coming to Court to the Year 1710, that did not portray Anne in a favorable light. Her characterization of Anne as a feeble and weak leader endured, and it wasn’t until much later that historians reevaluated Anne and her reign. But, history, as the old saying goes, is written by the winners. Or at least the longest-livers. Even now, centuries later, The Favourite is still indebted to Sarah’s accounting of the events, even if the Duchess of Marlborough probably would’ve had some objection to the film’s depiction of her.


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