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Nicki Minaj Talks Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Black Lives Matter & More

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nicki-minaj-bb38-fea-2015-billboard-650Nicki Minaj gets political in her latest Billboard cover story.

In the mag, she offers her thoughts on Hillary Clinton running for president, President Obama’s prison visit, the Black Lives Matter movement, Sandra Bland and more.

Check out a few excerpts below:

On Hillary Clinton: ‘I Support Her As a Woman’

“I support her as a woman,” Minaj tells Billboard when asked about Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton. “Am I convinced that she should be the next president? I still want to be open-minded about everyone. Obviously, I identify with her struggles as a woman. I identify with the fact that when she’s in that room and there are nothing but men there — there’s sometimes something in her that must feel intimidated. But I think that she uses that and turns it into a strength. Because that’s what I’ve always done. And so I love her for sticking it out. She has gone through horrifying things, even within her marriage. She has been brave and weathered the storm. And continued being a boss. That’s something that every woman should feel inspired by, no matter if you’re voting for her or not.”

On Obama’s Prison Visits

As for the current commander in chief, Minaj lauds Obama for visiting prisons during his presidency. “I thought it was so important when he went to prisons and spoke to people who got 20 and 30 and 40 and 50 years for drugs,” she says. “There are women who are raped, people who are killed and [offenders] don’t even serve 20 years. I was blown away, watching the footage of him speaking to the prisoners. They never felt like anyone in the White House cared about them. I loved that he made them people again. Because we all make mistakes. I think about how many men may have made a mistake to feed their families and then had to pay for it forever.”

On the War on Drugs as ‘Slavery’

Speaking of the war on drugs that put many African-Americans behind bars for controversially lengthy sentences, Minaj states, “It has become slavery… I love the president for trying to be a voice for people who no other person has ever tried to be a voice for.”

On the Black Lives Matter Movement & Sandra Bland

Similarly, the Black Lives Matter movement has resonated with her. “I did research on the Sandra Bland case. That’s why it hit me so hard. I remember speaking to other women at the time. This could have been me. I’m a sassy woman. I may have given a little bit of attitude to a police officer. I could have never come home.”

On Trump’s ‘Hilarious, Childish’ Campaign

While she’s quite serious about racial inequality in America, she’s more amused about Donald Trump’s presidential run than afraid. (Note: Minaj spoke to Billboard about Trump prior to his call to ban Muslims from immigrating to the U.S.) “There are points he has made that may not have been so horrible if his approach wasn’t so childish,” explains Minaj. “But in terms of entertainment — I think he’s hilarious. I wish they could just film him running for president. That’s the ultimate reality show.”

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Tom Cruise Attends Wimbledon Finals with Mission: Impossible Costars

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Tom Cruise attended the Wimbledon women’s singles finals on Saturday alongside Hayley Atwell and Pom Klementieff.

There the trio watched as Australian Ashleigh Barty faced off against the Czech Republic’s Karolina Pliskova, with Barty ultimately Winning the match

The official Twitter account for the tennis championship also shared a pair of fun videos in honour of Cruise, who wore a sharp blue suit for the outing.

A set down, it isn’t mission impossible from here to win for Karolina Pliskova,” they joked alongside one video that showed the group enjoying the big match.

Meanwhile, another video showed Cruise waving to the crowds.” Take a bow, @TomCruise,” they captioned the clip.

Hayley Atwell and Tom Cruise attend Wimbledon Championships Tennis Tournament at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 10, 2021 in London, England.
The outing came a month after production was briefly suspended due to a positive COVID-19 test on set.
“We have temporarily halted production on Mission: Impossible 7 until June 14th, due to positive coronavirus test results during routine testing,” a studio spokesperson told Entertainment Weekly, in a statement at the time. “We are following all safety protocols and will continue to monitor the situation.”

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“There’s been a spectre of death around my life : Veteran Actor RMD.

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“None of my parents lived to be 60, so life for me is just about to get started.”

“There’s been a spectre of death around my life, that’s what I’ve been dealing with last year till this year. When I turned 59, it was a big deal for me, a big deal for me! My mom died at 59, my father died at 57/58.”

“So, it was like, can I break it? When people see me and I go on a weight loss, people think that… you know, it’s health. Both my parents were diabetic and hypertensive, I don’t want to be that. I don’t want to be diabetic and hypertensive, I want to be healthier. At least give me a fighting chance to change that whole cycle. Yes, I’m a Christian now, so I’ve broken that yoke but I have to also help myself.”

“Becoming 60 for me is even a bigger deal, so when July comes and I become 60. You know how the Bible says old things have passed away, I will truly become a new man because that is when I’ll make a bucket list. So all these things that you think I’ve achieved or done, for me it’s nothing, like zero.”

“So I’m going to now sit down when I’m 60 and do a bucket list … and then we’ll start.”

Credit: @chudeity

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UAR is a joke i will return when the name ‘goes back’ to Nigeria: Tekno

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Nigerian singer, Tekno has announced his now based in the United States.

According to ‘Tekno, he left Nigeria because the country’s name was “changed” to UAR. He said he would only return when the name ‘goes back to Nigeria.

The tag UAR is a joke that started after the House of Representatives received a proposal from a tax consultant to change Nigeria’s name to UAR which suggests Uthe united African Republic or Uthe united Alkebulan Republic.

 

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