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The Weeknd Donates Additional $500,000 to COVID-19 Relief

The Weeknd continues to give back to those in need to help combat struggles created by the coronavirus.

On Monday (June 29), Variety reported that the multi-platinum artist donated $500,000 to support COVID-19 frontline workers in his hometown of Scarborough, Ontario. The Weeknd’s contribution to the Scarborough Health Network comes from the sales of the singer’s XO COVID-19 face masks. The Weeknd donated 100 percent of the sales to his hometown to aid in the COVID-19 Emergency Fund.

“I was raised in Scarborough and felt it was important to give back to the community that raised me during the hard times of this pandemic,” said The Weeknd told the publication.

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Abel shared his appreciation for fans supporting the line of protective facial masks via social media, writing, “Massive thanks to the fans for buying the xo masks and doing your part in helping fight Covid.”

As the Instagram caption continues, The Weeknd promises to keep doing his part.

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“I promised to match what was sold. We need to keep fighting. Also a big shout out to everyone in Scarborough!,” he said.

This is not the first time The Weeknd has donated money to a worthy cause. Earlier this month, the “Blinding Lights” singer made a similar donation, giving $500,000 to bail funds across the United States.

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At the time, the 30-year-old entertainer uploaded an Instagram post encouraging fans to keep supporting those on the frontlines protesting for the rights of Black people.

“Keep supporting our brothers and sisters out there risking everything to push for actual change for our black lives,” the post began. “Urging everyone with big pockets to give and give big and if you have less please give what you can even if it’s a small amount. #blacklivesmatter.”

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On top of the $500,000 donation to his hometown, The Weeknd also donated another $500,000 to MusiCares, a charity that has provides health, financial and rehabilitation resources to musicians during their times of need. In total, he has given $1 million to charity in a matter of days.

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Kash Doll Welcomes Baby Girl in Heartwarming Father’s Day Surprise

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Kash Doll Welcomes Baby Girl in Heartwarming Father’s Day Surprise

Kash Doll joyfully announced the birth of her daughter, Klarity Doll Richardson, on June 12, with a touching Father’s Day tribute to her boyfriend, Tracy T. Sharing a heartfelt video on Instagram featuring herself, Tracy, and their children, Kash Doll expressed her gratitude and happiness.

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“Happy Father’s Day!!!!” she wrote. “Even though you get on my last and first nerves, this video wouldn’t be created without you! Thank you for making me a mother of two. Now, go ahead and get on birth control because Klarity was the last piece to this puzzle… my little family is complete.”

Fans flooded the comments with support and congratulations. One user exclaimed, “Awwww Kash, I’m gonna cry! #HappyTears. So happy for you, babe! Y’all are so beautiful! Hold your family close, take care of your husband, it’s important! It’s all some of us ever wanted! #Family Congratulations!” Another added, “This is so cute! Kashton the big brother…Congratulations, Sis! As I always say to you, you’ll forever be Blessed and Favored. YAY, Klarity is HERE.”

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Kash Doll previously welcomed her son, Kashton, in January 2022. Announcing his birth, she shared on Instagram, “Ok world, here’s my pride and joy. My snookems, my luv bug, my little responsibility, the little boy who has me wrapped around his fingers…Kashton. He smiles at me with his eyes, I can’t imagine life without my snook! These nine months have been the best roller coaster I’ve experienced… this is a different kind of love, so watch your mouth about my baby.” Kashton also appears in the video Kash posted on Sunday.

Outside of her family life, Kash Doll recently made headlines when Kendrick Lamar referenced her in the track “6:16 In LA.” Stay tuned for more updates on Kash Doll from Honk Magazine.

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Rubi Rose Shuts Down Age Controversy Over “Bad and Boujee” Video, “I Was 18”

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Rubi Rose Shuts Down Age Controversy Over “Bad and Boujee” Video, “I Was 18”

Rubi Rose has swiftly risen to stardom in recent years, gearing up for the release of her debut album following a string of successful singles. Her journey into the spotlight began with appearances in iconic 2010s music videos. While she made waves in Cardi B’s “WAP,” her initial breakthrough came from her cameo in Migos’ chart-topping hit “Bad and Boujee.”

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Recently, Rose’s appearance on the Joe Budden Podcast sparked a flurry of controversy. During the interview, she mentioned being only 16 when she starred in the “Bad and Boujee” video, igniting a backlash over the perceived inappropriateness of her casting at such a young age. The public outcry was so intense that Rose felt compelled to clarify her statement.

Taking to Twitter, the rapper corrected the record, posting a clip from the podcast with a caption: “I was 18 in the ‘Bad and Boujee’ video y’all,” she wrote. “My bad.” Indeed, the math supports her claim. Born on October 2, 1997, Rose was 18 when the video was filmed and 19 when it was released on October 31, 2016.

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This isn’t the first time Rose’s age has stirred up controversy. In a December 2023 VladTV interview, she hinted at past romantic involvements with rappers Travis Scott and 21 Savage. The interview raised eyebrows as she might have been underage during those relationships. When the interviewer pointed out that she was 21 at the time of the interview, Rose’s evasive reaction added fuel to the speculation.

Internet detectives uncovered old Instagram posts from 2014, liked by Travis Scott, despite Rose being only 16 at the time. They also found a deleted tweet where she implied lying about her age, stating, “Sometimes u have to lie about your age when it comes to NFL players.”

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Currently, Rubi Rose is dating Druski, who is closer to her age at 29, seemingly steering clear of the age-gap controversies that have shadowed her past.

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