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Bobby Brown blames Nick Gordon, who he helped raise, for the deaths of his former wife Whitney Houston and daughter Bobbi Kristina.

Brown made the revelation during an episode of Facebook series “Red Table Talk” with host Jada Pinkett Smith and her co-hosts, daughter Willow Smith and mom Adrienne Banfield-Norris.

Brown said he believed foul play was involved in Bobbi Kristina’s death in 2015.

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When asked if Nick provided Bobbi Kristina with drugs, Brown replied, “Definitely.” He also blamed Nick for Whitney’s death in 2012.

“He was the only one there with both situations with my ex-wife and with my daughter and they both died the same way.”

“Yeah I think… this is my opinion of who I think this young man was. Being around my daughter and being around my ex-wife, I think he was more so of a provider of ‘party favors.'”

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Brown opened up about the effects drugs had on him and his family.

He partially blames himself for exposing Bobby Jr. to his own drug use following the 28 year old’s overdose death last year.

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The coroner’s office ruled Bobby Jr. died after accidentally ingesting a deadly cocktail of drugs and alcohol on November 18. But the singer insists his son wasn’t a drug addict.

“He wasn’t a user. He would experiment with different things. It wasn’t like he was dependent on drugs like when I was in my situation,” the “My Prerogative” singer said.

Addressing his own history of substance abuse, he said, “I depended (on drugs), I needed it. He was a young man who tried the wrong stuff and it took him out of here.”

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Brown regrets not confronting Nick about providing drugs to Whitney and Bobbi Kristina.

“Did you ever have a chance to confront that young man?” Jada asked.

“No, no I didn’t,” said Brown. “In fact, before his death, I was in rehab at the time when he passed [in January 2020]. I had planned on once I left rehab to approach the young man just to find out how my daughter was in the last days, but, no, I never got a chance to find out from him or talk to him.”

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SWV will use Michael Jackson Sample During Verzuz Despite ‘Potential Backlash’

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Sisters With Voices, aka SWV say they plan to use their famous Michael Jackson sample during an upcoming Verzuz lipsync battle with Xscape.

Tamara “Taj” Johnson (left) and Leanne “Lelee” Lyons (center) joined “TMZ Live” on Thursday and were asked if SWV will play their hit, “Right Here (Human Nature Remix),” when the R&B group battles Xscape on Saturday.

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TMZ suggested there would be “potential backlash” from the “cancel culture” if SWV played the song during the Verzuz.

Taj and Lelee see no issue with playing the sample. They say they didn’t even pay Michael for the sample of his 1983 hit, “Human Nature,” and they wouldn’t be successful if not for Michael.

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The ladies say it’s not their job to judge Michael by canceling his music.

SWV fans agree. One Twitter user wrote:

“The people with this alleged “potential backlash” won’t even be tuned into the Verzuz so this will be a non issue.”

Another user tweeted: “If they DIDN’T use the MJ sample there would be an even bigger blacklash!!!!”

And a third wrote: “People still trying to create anti MJ controversy in 2021?”
 

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Floyd Mayweather Jr and Jake Paul Brawl at press conference

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Floyd Mayweather Jr and YouTube star Jake Paul got into a heated exchange at the press conference for Floyd’s upcoming boxing match with Logan Paul.

The 44-year-old champion boxer is annoyed since boxing fans say his fight with 26-year-old Logan is fake.

If you recall, Logan’s brother, Jake, 24, knocked out former NBA player Nate Robinson last year.

In a video posted on Thursday, Floyd suggested a boxing match between himself and Jake.

Jake tells him, “Don’t be calling [event promoter] Al Haymon. Let’s make it happen.”

“I’m my own boss,” FLoyd replies angrily.

Then Jake snatched Floyd’s cap off his head and shouted “Got your cap!” before fleeing with Floyd in hot pursuit.

Chaos ensued as Floyd’s security chased after them and separated the two combatants.

Question: Do you think the upcoming fight between Floyd and Logan Paul is fake?

Be warned: the video contains excessive profanity — mostly by Floyd who never got his cap back.
 

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Law Roach Named “Top Stylist of the Year” by The Hollywood Reporter

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Law Roach was named “Top Stylist of the Year” by The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

The 42-year-old designer graces the cover of The Hollywood Reporter issue that spotlights the 12 tastemakers who made the most impact during the pandemic.

Law shares the cover with his longtime client, model and singer Zendaya (left) and model Anya Taylor-Joy (right).

He wears Louis Vuitton and Harry Winston accessorized with boots by Christian Louboutin. Model and singer Zendaya is wearing Valentino and Bulgari with Christian Louboutin pumps. And Anya wears a Dior frock and Louboutins.

Law is best known for creating stylish looks for everyone from Zendaya and Lady Gaga to Viola Davis and Ciara Wilson.

Business boomed for the gender-bending stylist despite the lockdowns.

“I run a global, multimillion-dollar business. I did really well, even in COVID,” he said. “So that part of it is great, you know. As a person, I just want to do the things that I’m doing now and figure out more ways to help other people.”

Law shared images from the THR cover shoot on Instagram. He captioned the gallery:

“Thank You @hollywoodreporter for naming me STYLIST OF THE YEAR….. thank you to my @zendaya and @anyataylorjoy for making this cover so special. And thank you to all my clients for trusting me with something so important as your image!!!! I’m truly grateful.”

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