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After the events of the past two weeks, in combination of what we’ve already seen, in terms of racial unjust and inequality, it’s high time someone spoke out or came up with a solution. And perhaps comedian Cedric The Entertainer had a solution-based mindset when he invited more than a 100 Black celebrities to participate in a discussion about race relations in the country and what they could do to find possible solutions.
Actors, musicians, policy makers, and many more were all in attendance.
That night, among the group of people at his house were Omar Epps, Larenz Tate, T.I., Boris Kodjoe, Nicole Ari Parker, Tina Lawson. Compton Mayor, Aja Brown, Jesse Williams, Terrence J., Nate Parker, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Niecy Nash, Meagan Good, and Tasha Smith, among several others.
We’re not entirely sure what they discussed that evening, but according to a recent TMZ interview, rapper The Game said, “Once we got all of our opinions out and everybody spoke freely, and was allowed to do so, then we got back to the common goal which is saving each other’s lives.”
Some of the celebrities in attendance posted pictures from the evening.
Last night over 100 entertainers, activists, & policy makers from all walks united to share information and set strategic steps in an effort to help our community. I vow to continue to use of my voice & platform to spread positive and peaceful change. MUCH more to come…
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With one I respect and appreciate my brother in the cause #TheGame @losangelesconfidential Last night many of us within the black Hollywood community came together to discuss what’s going on in our country and what we can do with our voices and influence to make change. Discussions were had, feelings were expressed, most of all strategies were created. You will continue to see some of us out front others of us will work quietly yet powerfully in other forms behind the scenes but we. are. here. You have all always supported us in our art I want you to know that we feel the pain deeply and we support and are working to make change for our people and ALL people in LIFE. We love you. #creativecoalition #townHallMeeting #yourlifematterstous #blacklivesmatter #lifematters #onelove #wearethehumanrace
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It will be interesting to see what becomes of this meeting.
I think that part of the problem is that we as a community feel like we deserve it.
Or we have it coming.
Even as we march for Martin, Brown, Garner, Rice, Bland, Gray, Sterling and now Castile; even as we know in our hearts that what happened to them and many unnamed others was more than likely unjust, I truly believe that many of us still feel like we are at fault for how the police treat and relate to our community.
And that’s why many of us are out here now, boo-loving up on the supposed “good” cops.
I say this because of The Game and his son Harlem’s GoFundMe campaign to raise money for a Little Rock, Arkansas-based cop Tommy Norman.
If you are unfamiliar with the name, you might have seen one of the viral videos featuring Norman, who is White, playing around and goofing off with some of the neighborhood Black and Brown children while he is on patrol.
Here is compilation of some of his more entertaining moments:
Well apparently, the son of the Compton rapper, who is fresh off co-leading a rally (with his partner in crime and apparently peace, Snoop Dogg) of Black men and former gang members to a special meeting with the LAPD, thought so too. And thus far, he has raised over half of his $50,000 goal.
And as The Game writes on his Instagram account about his campaign:
“Good afternoon world…… So as I told you yesterday, I had conversations with my oldest son @hvrlemtaylor about good cops & bad ones & he did his research & found officer @tnorman23’s page & i was touched by how active he is in the black community where he polices. My son said, how does he help all of these kids & stuff, is he rich ??? I said I don’t know if he’s rich but sometimes it doesn’t take much to help those in need son…… Being that my son is on vacation with his mother visiting relatives in Atlanta, Arkansas & Louisiana he wanted to do something for officer @tnorman23 in Little Rock so he delevoped [sic] a #GoFundMe to try & raise $50,000 & in 5 hours were over 1/2 way there…. so that officer @tnorman23 can continuously stuff his trunk with toys, goodies, food & other things to help him continue contributing to the kids & people in Little Rock Arkansas….. (& BEFORE SOMEONE NEGATIVE PUTS IT IN THE COMMENTS BELOW, YES I COULD’VE GIVEN THE 10K MYSELF BUT THAT WOULDVE STOLEN THE JOY OUT OF MY SONS IDEA & HIS COMMITMENT & DEDICATION FOR SOMETHING & SOMEONE HE FELT TOUCHED BY). But as I type, I AM GOING TO DONATE THE 1st $1,000 !!!!!!!! Not only am I proud of my son for taking initiative, I’m thankful that I’ve raised him with such a pure heart regardless of the negativities he’s seen me over come…… So please CLICK THE LINK IN MY BIO & donate anything as small as $1 to the officers mission & together we will help a good soul continue being a super role model for other law enforcement & a life saver for the children of tomorrow…… As soon as the $10,000 goal is reached… The funds will then be transferred from my @therobinhoodproject account by my charity’s manager @ilndprncss to officer @tnorman23. “It takes a village to raise a child” & this good cop is going the extra mile for a lot of young African American children… #BlackLivesMatter to more than just #BlackLives #AGoodSonForAGoodCop #StayCommitted [Tag as many people to this post as you can & FOLLOW officer @tnorman23 NOW….. I’m really amazed by what he is doing !!!] again… PLEASE CLICK THE LINK IN MY BIO & contribute ANYTHING you’d like… THANK EVERYONE THAT HAS DONATED SO FAR !!!”
The mere fact that his son had to go on a long extensive Google query to find an example of a “good cop…”
I mean, I get it: nothing good comes from walking around hating cops when most of them are just trying to do their jobs. And there is no denying that Norman’s community relations game is on point. For all intents and purpose, he is what a good cop looks like.
But if I am to be real here, with everything that is happening to Black men in particular, it is also kind of weird that the son of a former gang member would feel most empathetic (to the point that he is raising funds) to a police officer in this entire situation.
Granted, giving kids toys and popsicles is cool and all, but why are rewarding a cop for doing what is exactly in their job description to do (i.e. have good community relations). They are supposed to interact with the community they serve. They are supposed to treat us like human beings.
Helping a cop do his job better is cool and all, but no matter how good Norman does his job, he is still charged with enforcing laws and rules that are largely unfair to Black folks. Laws like broken window policies. And rules like the quota systems that many departments around the country secretly use for ticketing and arrest.
Toys and community relations are good and all, but what about using his platform to support a campaign aimed at the demilitarization our police departments? Or more specifically, raising funds that could go towards the development of an actual community policing programs so that we don’t need officers like Norman (or the bad ones) in our communities to begin with?
I mean, I’m pretty certain that one of those gang members and men who The Game and Snoop marched down to the LAPD headquarters with (and used as props), would appreciate a real job as “officers,” giving back to the community for which they had taken so much from.
But for some reason, some of us don’t think like that. Instead, what we usually get is a bunch of noteworthy folks with the influence and power to change things, using both their time and platforms to keep things exactly the way that they are.
Honestly, I feel that part of reason is guilt.
The Game, who again is a former gang member, probably has been involved in some dirt he probably should have gone to jail for. And the only way he sees fit to cleanse his soul, is if he hugs a cop.
Charing Ball is a writer, cultural critic, free-thinker, slick-mouth feminist and queen of unpopular opinions from Philadelphia. To learn more, visit NineteenSeventy-Seven.com.
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At this point, we’ve all gotten to know The Game and his quite cocky antics on a more personal level thanks to social media. A real contender with clap backs, selfies and more than a few intimate photos, the 36-year-old Los Angeles emcee keeps it real with his 5.5 million followers on Instagram — sometimes too real.
On Friday (Feb. 12), better known as “Fine N***a Friday,” he decided to spread some pre-holiday vibes to masses with a revealing photo. He snapped a photo of himself grabbing his male parts in a pair of boxer briefs and a bare chest.
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While this type of photo maybe shocking to some, others that follow the rapper know that this is nothing new. Game has taken several photos showing off his d**k print, leaving ladies commenting with a plethora of thirsty emojis ranging from the infamous eggplant to heart eyes.
And of course he captioned the photo with slew of clever hashtags per usual: “#WhatIsHeDoingForYou, #DoesHeLickItFromTheFrontToTheBack and #HasHeSlidUnderThatPu**yLikeAMechanichAndTunedItUpWitHisTongue.”
He even shouted out the popular #RelationshipGoals tag: “#TreatThatWomanLikeBarackTreatsMichelle #EspeciallyIfSheTreatsYouLikeAyeshaTreatsSteph #NoExcusesN***a.”
Well ladies, he’s got a point there, we should all be treated like queens, but the picture definitely distracts from it. Are you here for guys showing off their eggplant pictures on social media or nah?
It’s crazy Bill Cosby has been charged with a musty old crime while the cop who killed Michael Brown is a free man … so say The Game.
Game says he’s not throwing shade on Bill Cosby’s accusers, but he says there’s no physical evidence proving Cosby did anything and the allegations are in the ancient past.
Game goes on to say, “But Darren Wilson, who killed Mike Brown on camera, is FREE. George Zimmerman, who killed Trayvon Martin, is FREE.” He goes on to cite other examples.
Read more about The Game’s thoughts on the Cosby case at TMZ.com
There are plenty of rappers I cannot stand. But topping that list might be The Game. After watching him dog his long-time girlfriend out, talk to and about women any kind of way, including some particularly disgusting musings on Erykah Badu, and instruct his entourage to push a woman off the stage when she refused to show him her breasts and spitting on another woman from his spot in VIP, I just have nothing left for him.
Suffice it to say, The Game does not like women, not really.
Still, every once in a while he’ll do something exclusively for the ladies. We all remember those d-ck pictures and the nasty hashtags that came with them. Being that I’m not a fan, I looked but was unfazed. And then when he persisted, I realized that this was more about thirst than it was about trying to do something nice for the women he’s so often belittled.
We shouldn’t be surprised really, The Game has shown us time and time again that he’s not really for us…even when he’s pretending to be.
It happened again.
Today, he posted this on his Instagram, account.
In a world full of insta-famous, 1/2 clothed, airbrush your skin app using, duck lip doing, poke my but out, find the right angle, selfie taking for attention, club hosting for scraps, 500k followers with no morals having women, you're lucky if you find her…. & if you do, crown her… for she is YOUR QUEEN. One time for the working class women, the single mothers grinding that 9-5 as well as the future, doctors, lawyers, teachers etc… who value their self worth & just finished finals & are glad to finally be on Christmas break cause they worked so hard this semester to get closer to achieving their dreams….. This ones for you 👑 #itsGottaFeelGoodToHaveACareerOtherThanWaistTrainingTeaDrinkinOrTeethWhitening 😂✌🏾️
Before he issues a compliment to one set of women, he takes the time to berate “the others,” calling out Insta-famous, 1/2 clothed, poke my butt out, selfie taking for attention women. And that’s the short version.
If I didn’t know any better I would swear The Game was talking about himself. Let’s just be honest, these days we know The Game more for his reality show shenanigans (He knew he had no intention of marrying that Tiffney.) his clapback game on social media and the pictures he posts of his penis print. That’s it. So the fact he wants to talk about half-clothed attention-seeking is laughable. Not to mention the fact that the little cartoon characters are also naked.
Then, he turns his attention to the “good women.” The lawyers and teachers who are educated and achieving their dreams. As if someone with a college degree just couldn’t be shallow, half naked and attention seeking.
But aside from that, there’s the fact that The Game himself had one of these so-called good ones. Tiffney Cambridge, his former fiancée and mother of his children, was a teacher herself. And taking her through season after season of a tv show where he only claimed he was going to marry her and allegations of abuse, The Game did anything but crown her.
All of this is yet another way men like to blow smoke up our a–es, so they can control us with these impossible-to-reach standards. The notion is that if we can check off all of the listed requirements then surely we’ll get the title, the ring, the crown or hell, maybe even something radical like respect. But ask Tiffney how that worked out for her…and she took it a step further by giving The Game two beautiful children.
And Tiffney is not the only one. Before her, there was Valeisha Butterfield, the daughter of a Congressman. Butterfield is a author activist and political strategist. She was voted one Essence’s top 40 executives under 40. And how did The Game treat her? None of us can really say but the two called off their engagement in 2006. The first of his three children was born during their relationship in 2003.
So, while over 90 thousand people liked this post and women were thanking him all up and down the comment section, I would advise y’all to beware of The Game and men like him who love to tell women how to live their lives, as if they’ve figured out the answer to be a good woman in this world.
Put some clothes on and figure out your own situation before you try to criticize and crown women through Instagram but not through action.
Update: And if you need any more evidence of his lunacy, check out how he responded to this very civil critique of his Instagram post.
These celebrity men have been working it out and tightening it up. Now they want to know, are they on your radar yet?
As with most things in life, people sure know how to run things into the ground.
I remember back in January when B.O.B. posted a picture of himself in his sweatpants, clearly forgoing underwear, showing off his penis to his Instagram followers, many who happen to be women. I’m not going to lie; I was impressed. And while he’s not the first to share a peen-print pic, his image, with the caption #eggplantfriday, set off a chain reaction that encouraged men, famous and broke ones alike, to share their junk on the social network. Soon after, some gentlemen took it to the next, next level, and started sharing images of their bare junk. And just like that, Instagram shut it all down.
The lesson? When you start doing too much, you ruin a good thing.
And that’s a lesson The Game probably needs to learn.
Sure, #eggplantfriday was banished into the nether regions of Instagram’s infamous hashtag pile, but Game wasn’t afraid to revive it. In fact, he’s never been shy about showing off his body and trying to entice his many female followers with his #FineN—aFriday posts. If you’ve seen those posts, then you already know that the hashtags he includes can be pretty explicit.
Anywho, he shared an image three weeks ago of himself in some tight blue boxers, which showed every inch and every detail of his business. The Internet went wild. The ladies had to fan themselves. And even the brand behind the boxers he wore saw a 500 percent increase in sales through the simple selfie.
And then The Game started feeling himself.
After that, his peen-print pics became a weekly thing, which he’s done three weeks straight, and now Instagram is fed up. I think I know why.
Remember those explicit hashtags I told you about? Well, that’s an understatement. They’re almost like soft-core porn with Game playing a phone sex operator. For each peen-print pic, there is a hashtag that says something like this, and I quote:
“#LickYourIndexAndMiddleFingers #Now TouchThatPearlTongueAndGoCounterClockwise”
Depending on what you like, such hashtags either turned you on or gave you a troll vibe. For me, I was turned off…and I couldn’t really figure out why. I mean, The Game is a very handsome man.
But Instagram was also turned off. According to TMZ, those behind the social network said they may shut down The Game’s account, just like they did Rihanna’s old one, if he keeps on posting his scandalous pictures with their sexually explicit captions. They don’t want another inappropriate movement of sorts to begin.
And instead of taking heed, The Game is actually irritated by such warnings. He posted this video and message on IG:
@tmz_tv calls me to give me the scoop……. Shit been up for a month, now y'all threatening niggas lol #KanyeShrug #YouAPhoneAppButYouStillLikeTheSausage 😂😂😂😂😂😂 #ProbablyLilWeeWeeNiggasReportingIt #YoDaddyJustWasntPackinSoGeneticallyYourLifeFuckedUp #MyDaddyWasADragonSlayerOutHereAndItGotPassedDownToMe #MyGrandaddyWasASeaMonsterKiller #ItRunsInTheFamily #TaylorMeatPackingCompany #MEATPRINTPAPI has spoken….. Now back to this Daddy thing I'm doing over here…. #HatersGoneHatePotatosGonePotate lmaoooo…. So if my account mysteriously disappear, IG hatin on a player & I'll be on snap chat for the duration: "blackb0yfly" & if they do delete it…. All my women fans, post it in the name of my Instagram memory #LongLiveTheDingALingKing #UnBothered
And he also told TMZ that he feels like he’s a victim of a cruel double standard. I mean, he is the self-proclaimed “DingALingKing.” Why is it that Kim Kardashian can show off her bare bottom (as she did after revealing her Paper spread last November and so many other times before), and he can’t post a few meat-print pics?
And that’s where he really lost me.
Out of all the causes to champion, you fight for the right to bear penis on social media?
Considering the many things men get away with in comparison to women, whether it’s the freedom to be sexually explorative, or in Game’s case, the freedom to be able to give the world a peek at your reproductive organs without someone calling you a whore, he’s just being petty.
And as someone just as petty, just like that, it hit me why his photos slowly lost his appeal in my eyes, and why I can’t agree with his grievances over Instagram’s alleged issue with his peen pics. It all reeks of thirst.
He’s not trying to show off his penis for the sake of some art. He just wants to get on IG once a week and get a thrill enticing women he’ll never meet. He wants to be your eye candy. Your personal porn star. In Tina’s words, “your private dancer.” He wants you to play with yourself to his images, and he makes a committed weekly effort to provide you with that stimulation. Some might call it sexy. Others might call it dedication. I call it thirst.
And that’s the reality of it all. Social media has not only brought out the worst in a lot of people, but it has also brought out the thirst. And anyone can be thirsty. Rich men like Game and just-making-it dudes like the guy I played in the band with who stays in his briefs talking about he’s looking for “real love.” Women as wealthy as Kim Kardashian as well as popular Instagram models can be thirsty. And yes, even you. When you set up thirst traps for people you claim are thirsty, you too are dying of thirst–in the form of attention. It doesn’t look good on men or women, young or old.
I’m all for images of transformed bodies and hard work paying off, but silent videos of you giving the world a front-row seat into the curves of your breasts? Images of you holding on to your penis while staring longingly in the mirror? Vines of folks intently twerking in booty shorts with their leg up on the bathroom toilet? When that becomes what you look forward to during the week and what you fight to share, the thirst is real.
And that’s why The Game needs to leave all this alone. Fighting for the right to take selfies in your undergarments kind of makes your forget that he’s supposed to be a rapper. That he has an actual talent to share. That he actually just released an album, which he’s not promoting in those peen pics. But alas, as my good friend put it, this is what happens “When you give a lame dude attention.” They start doing way too much and ruin what was once a really good-looking thing.
If you were on social media at all last week, there’s a good chance you stumbled across photos of Jayceon “The Game” Taylor posing in two pair of Ethika men’s underwear that put his sizeable man print on Front Street.
It seems laughable to think that with all that was going on in the photographs, someone actually stopped to research the brand of underwear he was wearing, but apparently, they did. So much so that Ethika reported seeing a more than 500% increase in sales for the two particular styles that the Compton rapper was wearing.
According to TMZ, The Game doesn’t have any sort of standing business partnership with Ethika aside from the fact that they sent him a swag package last summer, which is quite unfortunate. However, it seems that the reality star is open to doing business with the brand in the future.
“Well let’s sell some boxers then,” Taylor wrote on Instagram Friday in response to news of the sales jump.
Hey, at least you know what to put in bae’s Christmas stocking this year.
Everyone was ecstatic when Tia Mowry and Pooch Hall returned to “The Game” for the season 8 series finale this summer, but do you know what made the actor who already had a steady job on “Ray Donovan” return to show? Check out what he told us.
Apparently, infidelity played a huge role in The Game’s split from ex-fiancée, Tiffney Cambridge.
The rapper, who currently stars in VH1 dating show “She Got Game,” revealed during his Wednesday appearance on “The Wendy Show” that he regrets cheating on Cambridge.
“I was a dog,” he shared. “I had infidelity issues, and I kind of blew it. It’s pretty much my fault. I had a good woman: school teacher, master’s degree, mother of my children.”
The reality star went on to say that he didn’t realize what he had in Cambridge until she was completely done with him.
“You don’t really get it when you’re in the relationship. Then you get out—and she kicks you to the curb—then you realize what a great woman you had.”
Although things didn’t work out with Cambridge, The Game insists that he’d like to be married someday. However, he admits that he’s not ready at the moment.
“I want to be someone’s husband,” he said. “I want to be everything for that woman, but my grandmother says that one day I’ll wake up and know when I’m ready.”
The Game and Cambridge were involved in a tumultuous relationship for years. They called it quits last year just before rumors of a domestic violence incident surfaced. He maintains that he never hit her, but in an exclusive interview with Madame Noire last year, Cambridge refused to confirm or deny what happened that day.
“Well, I think that in every relationship, there are things that go on that should stay between the two people in the relationship,” she said. “I prefer to just keep some things private and personal between Jayceon and I.”