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Masika Kalysha Fired from TV Show After Disastrous Sex Trafficking Stunt

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*Masika Kalysha has been fired from the show “Double Cross” after faking her own kidnapping.

The singer and reality TV star is catching heat for an epic fail of a promotional stunt for her OnlyFans account. 

Earlier this week, the former “Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood” star posted a disturbing clip on Instagram of her bloodied and bruised and claiming to have been kidnapped. Clad in lingerie, she tearfully explained that her kidnappers wouldn’t let her go unless people subscribed to her OnlyFans account and left tips.

“I’ve been kidnapped. I’m in a warehouse somewhere. Idk where! I’m so scared!” she captioned the video. “They took all my money and they want more! Please! Help Me! Click the link in my bio & Subscribe to my only fans and tip me so they’ll let me go!!! They’re coming!!!!”

Many of her followers weren’t buying it, and they called her out for doing the most for money. 

READ MORE: Masika Kalysha Catches Heat for Fake Kidnapping to Promote OnlyFans Account

 

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#TSRUpdatez: It looks like #MasikaKalysha’s attempt to help bring an end to child and human trafficking may have backfired and caused her an acting role. According to the @blast, the former “Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood,” cast member has been fired from the show “Double Cross,” which airs on UMC. _____________________________________ The site reports that the skit didn’t sit too well with the show’s producers and executives. They reportedly asked her to make a public apology after she posted the skit, however, she refused and stood her ground about the video being made to raise awareness for the cause. _____________________________________ After an extensive discussion, the show’s creator reportedly decided that she wanted to part ways with Masika and remove her from the show. The show, ironically also centers around the same topic, as two siblings team up to save women in their neighborhood from sex trafficking. As previously reported, after—read more at TheShadeRoom.com

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We previously reported… Kalysha responded to the criticism in a follow up video confirming she had not been kidnaped. The fake kidnapping was allegedelly part of a project about sex trafficking.

“Double Cross” features two sisters fighting against the sex trafficking of young girls. Masika was tapped to star in the second season, Hot New Hip Hop reports.

“Now that I got your attention, I want to talk about something very important. Sorry if I scared you, but sometimes you need that shock factor,” she said in the video. “… I’m on set right now filming for my new show—this is all camera makeup. I’m totally fine, you guys … This is a very challenging role for me because this is something I am very passionate about and shooting this show, I’ve done a lot of research and I’ve had to dig deep and I just, you know, found out things that I never wanted to know.” 

Meanwhile, the creators of “Double Cross” condemned the stunt.

Christel Gibson, the creator of the show, reportedly pressured Masika into issuing a public apology. When she refused to do so, she was axed from the show. 

“In light of the offensive video posted by Masika Kalysha while on the set of our series, ‘Double Cross,’ we’ve made the decision to part ways with her immediately and will be recasting her role,” said UMC, the show’s streaming service, in a statement to The Blast. “‘Double Cross’ was created to shed light on the horrors of sex trafficking and we strongly condemn any inclination that such a serious issue should be made light of.”

 

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#UMC releases a statement in the wake of parting ways with #MasikaKalysha!!

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Charlamagne tha God on Why ‘Black Voters Are Drawn to Trump’ [VIDEO]

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*“Breakfast Club” co-host Charlamagne tha God said he understands why some young Black voters support President Donald Trump, specifically Black males.

During his appearance on Don Lemon’s CNN show on Tuesday, the radio host was asked what he wants from the presidential candidates.

“When it comes to black people you see who maybe are showing support for Trump, I think it’s because Trump is actually talking to young black male voters. He’s directing ads toward them. They are a group that never get courted,” Charlamagne said, New York Post reports. “Black people don’t get courted either as a whole. But that old Democratic regime speaks to old black men and they think everybody else in the black community and black families are going to fall in line.”

“Trump is targeting young black males in promos and marketing. It works,” Charlamagne said.

READ MORE: Here’s Jason Whitlock’s Pillow-Soft, A**- Kissing Interview with Trump on Rappers, Black Democrats, Big 10 Football & More

Lemon then asked if Harris will attract Black voters to the polls.

“Absolutely. I mean, when we were pushing for Joe Biden to pick a black woman as his his VP, Senator Harris was who I had in mind. And I’m voting for Kamala Harris, I’ll tell you that in a heartbeat. I’m not necessarily voting for Joe Biden,” he said.

Charlamagne called Harris a “political change agent” who can lead the country into the future, “because I’m gonna be honest with you, Don, I’m just so tired of like old white male leadership in politics.”

The media personality has made clear that he is voting for Harris instead of Joe Biden.

Hear more from Charlamagne on the issue via the clip below.

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Amber Rose Clams Ex Kanye West ‘Has Bullied Me for 10 Years’ [VIDEO]

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*Amber Rose has opened up about her relationship with ex Kanye West, claiming the bipolar rapper has bullied her since their 2010 breakup.

Rose told host Adam22 of the “No Jumper” podcast that she “didn’t get anything” from their time together.

“I didn’t soak up anything from him. Me and him are two very different people,” the 37-year-old mother of two said on Wednesday’s episode of the podcast. “I’m a compassionate person. I have empathy. I’m a good person. That’s why people love me. That’s why anybody I’ve ever dated loved me. You can’t really mention anyone that says anything really bad about me — except for him, because I got away.”

Rose later admitted that “I don’t really think about him like that,” she continued. “For me, it’s some guy that I dated 10 years ago.”

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She also addressed Ye previously implying that the former stripper was dirty and that he “had to take 30 showers” after their breakup.

“You share two years with someone, you take them around the world, you buy them all the jewelry, you shout out to the world how much you love them and how much fun you have with this person, and then the person decides that this isn’t what they want their life to be,” Rose said her her decision to cal it quits with West. “I opted out. I don’t want my life to be like that. I’m not that type of person. And I don’t know if he says things to make his wife more comfortable, but to slut-shame me and say you needed 30 showers, like, bro, you took me around the world. Since when do you need 30 showers?”

After West, Rose dated rapper Wiz Khalifa, with whom she shares 7-year-old son Sebastian, followed by rapper 21 Savage. She welcomed another son, Slash, in October 2019 with boyfriend Alexander “AE” Edwards.

Scroll up and watch her full No Jumper interview via the YouTube clip above.

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Jennifer Hudson Shades Nat Geo’s Aretha Franklin Project: ’If It’s Not a Film, It’s Nothing’

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*Jennifer Hudson has spoken out about her Aretha Franklin biopic “Respect” competing with National Geographic’s limited series on the queen of soul.

The Oscar-winning actress shared a special connection with Franklin. Before her passing in 2018, the music icon gave Hudson her blessing to play her on the big screen.

Meanwhile, Cynthia Erivo has been tapped to play Franklin in Nat Geo’s Genius: Aretha.

In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, Hudson had this to say about the two projects: “I know that Aretha was adamant that [her life] be a film. If it’s not a film, it’s nothing. I’m just honored that she picked me to play her. I mean, who can say that? And again, I would have never done it without her wishes.”

READ MORE: Jennifer Hudson on Playing Aretha Franklin: ‘I Still Feel Like She’s In Me’

“Respect” was set for release in theaters in August 2020, but has been pushed back due to the coronavirus. It will have a limited release in the U.S. on Dec. 25, before a wide release on Jan. 15, 2021.

The film’s director Liesl Tommy previously said this of Hudson, “Jennifer may be one of the most talented people I’ve ever worked with,” she says. Adding, “we were both so humbled by the task that we just agreed that there would be no ego in the process and that Aretha would be the diva in the room at all times, not us.”

Months after filming wrapped, Hudson said this of Franklin: “I still feel like she’s in me, I really do. I just hope to meet her requests. You think you respect Aretha, but once you see the film and you learn her story, you can’t help but to have a newfound respect for her.”

Of her personal connection with Franklin, Hudson shared, “I still have the text chains, so every now and then I look back at them. The last time I spoke to her was Aug. 8, [2018,] and I can honestly say she sang until her last breath.”

Filming on National Geographic’s Genius: Aretha has been halted after a background actor tested positive for COVID-19, Deadline reports. .

Genius: Aretha is slated to debut in early 2021. 

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