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Ricky Martin: I Used to Bully Gay People Because I Was Angry

Since coming out of the closet in 2010, Ricky Martin has joined several openly gay celebs in becoming a symbol for equality. So many would be surprised to learn that the “She Bangs” singer was once a homophobic bully.

In a new interview with GQ Australia for their October 2013 issue, the Puerto Rican native admitted that he was once ashamed of those that were gay, primarily because it conflicted with his Catholic faith.

“I was very angry, very rebellious. I used to look at gay men and think, I’m not like that, I don’t want to be like that, that’s not me. I was ashamed,” Martin told the mag. “When you’re told you’re wrong by everyone, from society, from your faith – my self-esteem was crushed.”

The 41-year-old added, “I look back now and realize I would bully people who I knew were gay. I had internalized homophobia. To realize that was confronting to me. I wanted to get away from that.”

Martin famously came out via his website after years of dodging rumors regarding his sexuality. The Grammy-winner is currently raising two adopted twin boys and in a relationship with financial advisor Carlos Gonzalez Abella.

Tisha Campbell Martin And Boris & Nicole Kodjoe Hit Holly Robinson Peete’s HOLLYROD Family Fun Day

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Holly Robinson Peete hosted the HollyRod Foundation’s 4th Annual "My Brother Charlie" Family Fun Festival in L.A. yesterday.  Peep the pics of her gorge fam inside, plus her celeb friends who came out to support….

Actress Holly Robinson Peete and her hubby Rodney Peete hosted another HollyRod event this weekend.  It was to celebrate Holly’s book with her daughter, Ryan, called My Brother Charlie.

The book is about Ryan’s twin brother Rodney, Jr. who has autism.  So the fam (all pictured above with the two youngest kids as well–Roman & Robinson) all went out for a big family fun day in honor of the book.

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How fab is Ryan!  She and her bro turn 16 this October.

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Holly’s good friend Tisha Campbell-Martin, who also has a son with autism, hit up the event:
 

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And Boris & Nicole Kodjoe came o the event with their daughter Sophie, who lives with Spina Bifida:

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Great seeing the YBFers in Hollywood sticking together for a great cause.

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Oh, and Holly snapped a pic with a pig from the petting zoo.  She said, "This little piggy got loose! I had to chase it down he went all #glitzy from #HoneyBooBoo"

Cute!

 

Photos: WENN/Holly’s IG

First Look: The “CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story” Teaser, TLC REVEALS New Album DEETS + Michael B. Jordan TALKS Trayvon Martin And “Fruitvale Station” In ROLLING OUT”

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The official trailer for the VH1 original film "CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story" has been released.  Watch the video inside and get the latest album and performance news about TLC.  Also, see what Fruitvale Station star Michael B. Jordan had to say about Trayvon Martin.

 

Get More: Watch TLC: Crazy Sexy Cool Coming October on VH1, Music News

 

VH1 has revealed the official trailer for the made-for-TV movie CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story (airing October 21). The film stars Lil Mama, KeKe Palmer, and Drew Sidora as Left Eye, Chilli, and T-Boz.  In the teaser, we watch the ladies recreate the videos for TLC’s hits “Waterfalls” and “No Scrubs,” and their resemblance is spot on! 

In other TLC news, the group has revealed the details about their new album.  According to a new press release, Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas and Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins have re-signed with L.A. Reid to LaFace under Epic Records and will release their album on October 15.

Though the project does not have a name yet, it will feature fan favorites, biggest hits, plus four all-new songs including “Meant to Be,” (penned by Ne-Yo and used in the VH1 Original Movie); and “Posh Life” (produced and co-written Dallas Austin).

T-Boz and Chilli have also tapped Lil’ Mama to perform with them at VH1’s Mixtape Festival in Hershey Park, PA on July 26-27.

Chill spoke about the addition saying,

“For 10 years we have been mourning the death of our sister Lisa, and although we have discussed the option of bringing in someone to perform with us, it never felt right at the time,” said Chilli. “Watching Lil Mama on the set of our movie CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story reminded us of Lisa’s spirit, and, for the first time since her passing, we felt everything come together in an organic way.”

T-Boz added,

“Lil Mama’s authentic style, although very different from Lisa’s, got our creative juices flowing. By bringing her in, we will continue to keep TLC’s music alive for a new generation of fans. We are thrilled to be writing this new chapter in the TLC story.”

Lil Mama expressed her excitement saying,

“Lisa Lopes was a one-of-kind performer who cannot be replaced,” said the 23-year-old rapper. “I am grateful to Chilli and T-Boz for the confidence they had in me to portray her in the film and to invite me to perform and record with them and pay tribute to her incredible talent.”

What do you think about Lil’ Mama joining TLC on stage?

 

And on magazine racks……

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Fruitvale Station star Michael B. Jordan covers the latest issue of ROLLING OUT where he talks about the similarities between his character Oscar Grant (an unarmed black teen who was murdered by an Oakland cop) and Trayvon Martin.  Here are the highlights:

 

Here are the highlights:

On why he almost skipped an interview due to anger over George Zimmerman’s acquittal:

“I was at the L.A. Dodgers game with my girlfriend,” Jordan revealed to rolling out. “And once the verdict was read, you could see how it affected the crowd. You could see the people in the audience, one person finding out from the next. People were just talking to one another about the verdict. After the game, I had to go to a Q-and-A session for the film. My heart was hurting so bad that I thought about skipping the interview. I didn’t know how to respond or express myself in a manner that I should have. But I sucked it up and went to do the interview. I spoke my peace. But it was hard. To look at the evidence and he’s not guilty, that’s tough. It’s really tough.”

On how he relates to Trayvon Martin and Oscar Grant:

It could have been me,” Jordan says of the untimely deaths of Grant and Martin. “Around the time I read the [Fruitvale] script, Trayvon Martin’s shooting had just happened a week or two before. I remember when Oscar Grant died in 2009 and how frustrating it was during that time. And then the Trayvon murder occurred, it was like all of this was happening again. I’m from New Jersey and Oscar is from Oakland, but the same things are occurring. When I was younger, I always hung out with my boys. So we could’ve experienced a situation that was similar to Oscar Grant’s. Being from the inner city, you have to do the best with what you have — even when the odds are stacked against you. People from outside your community may judge you because you may look different, walk a little different, or talk a little different. But, dealing on a more personal level, after I got a chance to get to know Oscar’s story, I saw a lot of similarities between Oscar and I. With the film, I really wanted to give him a voice. It’s kind of fun for me to dive into those characters as well.”

On the impact of Fruitvale Station:

“We hope that we will create something that can stand the test of time,” Jordan says. “As far as opening numbers are concerned, it doesn’t really affect the project. Hopefully, this movie will cause people to make a change on how we look at each other when it comes to violence. I hope it has a positive impact. I hope it’s a project that will be talked about for years and years to come.”
 

See Michael’s photoshoot here:

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Watch the BTS video here:

Fruitvale Station is in theaters now….

 

Photos via Phoenix White for Steed Media Service

CELEBS GIVE BACK: Chris Brown DONATES 1,000 PAIRS Of Reeboks To Kids In Compton, Wears a Trayvon Martin TEE + Drops “Love More” TRACK Featuring Nicki Minaj

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Over the weekend, Chris Brown hosted a massive donation drive where he gave away 1,000 pairs of Reeboks to kids in Compton, Calif.  See pics of Chris at the drive inside and listen to "Love More", his new track with Nicki Minaj.   

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Chris Brown has really stepped up to the plate in terms of his charity work. This weekend, he donated more than 1,000 pairs of Reebok  to disadvantaged children through his Symphonic Love Foundation.  Held at Campanella Park in Compton, Calif, it was the second “WE US: Walk Everywhere in Unity’s Shoes” that he hosted this month.’

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Chris (wearing a Trayvon Martin tribute tee) was joined by Los Angeles Deputy Mayor Guillermo Cespedes, local youth organizations and the LAPD, who made sure the event was peaceful and orderly.

He tweeted, “WE US! Thankful for all of the people who came together to help give back today! A big thank you to LA Deputy Mayor Cespedes, Skipp, Big U and the LAPD for making this campaign safe and successful!”

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Chris spoke to HollywoodLife.com about the donation saying,

"I grew up as one of those kids who was brought up in gangs and had to be one of the bad kids so to speak. Being able to see the looks on these kids’ faces. It’s just about uplifting and bringing everybody together.”

 

And in new music….

 

With Chris Brown’s upcoming X album set to drop on August 26, he’s released another hot track in support of the disc’s release.  In "Love More", the rapper teams with Nikki Minaj for a sexy club banger.  

Chris’s forthcoming X disc features Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna, Kelly Rowland, B.o.B., Wiz Khalifa and others, and production from Diplo, Pharrell, Timbaland, Drumma Boy and Polow Da Don.

 

BONUS:

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1.  A New York judge has ruled that neither Chris Brown nor Drake are financially responsible to Entertainment Eneterpises (the company that owns Greenhouse).  EE had previously sued both entertainers for a brawl that occured "near" Greenhouses premises, which they claimed destroyed their reputation.      

 

EXTRAS:

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1.   Kate Middleton and Prince William welcomed a baby boy today. An announcement was made by Kensington Palace reading, "Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 4.24 p.m. The baby weighs 8 lbs. 6 oz. The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth." Story.

 

Photos via Getty/thechrisbrownchannel.com     

STAR TRIBUTE: Beyonce, Jay-Z, MC Lyte & More SALUTE Trayvon Martin At RALLIES, Jamie Foxx Says He’ll STAND BY Trayvon’s MOM FOREVER

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Beyonce, Jay Z, MC Lyte and Jesse Jackson were among the thousands who participated in Trayvon Martin rallies in over 100 cities around the country yesterday.  See photos from around the US inside, and hear the words of encouragement Jamie Foxx shared about Trayvon’s mother, Sybrina Fulton.  

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Music’s most powerful couple, Jay Z and Beyonce, appeared at a memorial for Trayvon Martin in NYC yesterday.

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Beyonce was joined by her mother, Tina Knowles, as they walked alongside over 2,000 protestors in Lower Manhattan.  And it’s clear that the Trayvon Martin verdict has touched the hearts of the entire Knowles family.  A few day agoSolange Knowles participated in a rally at Borough Hall in Brooklyn.

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The couple posed with Trayvon’s mother, Sybrina Fulton and Rev. Al Sharpton and landed on the cover of the NY Daily News.

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Rev. Sharpton remarked about the couple’s appearance at the rally saying,

"Jay-Z and Beyonce said they didn’t want to speak and they didn’t come for a photo op. Jay-Z told me, ‘I’m a father. Beyoncé is a mother.’ We all feel the pain and apprehension – the laws must protect everybody, or it doesn’t protect anybody … We do not come from hate, we come from love of children."

The ‘Justice for Trayvon Martin’ protest began with a press conference at Rev. Sharpton’s NAN offices where Sybrina told the crowd;

“George Zimmerman started the fight and George Zimmerman ended the fight.  My son died without even knowing who his killer was … Today it was my son. Tomorrow it might be yours.”

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As for how she felt about the verdict, Sybrina said, “We have moved on from the verdict. Of course, we’re hurting. Of course we’re shocked and disappointed. But that just means we have to roll up our sleeves and fight.”

 

The NYC protest was one of several that took place around the nation.  In Chicago…..

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Rapper MC Lyte (who posed with Rev. Jesse Jackson) spoke to over 500 people rallied across from the Everett McKinley Dirksen federal courthouse. She shared, "When the verdict was read, I felt like we lost Trayvon Martin all over again.

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Jamie Foxx and Samuel L. Jackson addressed the racially charged case at Comic-Con in San Diego.  Though he was there to promote his role as the villain Electro in “The Amazing Spider-Man 2," Jaime also offered support to Trayvon’s mom, Sybrina.

“She’s always been courageous in saying this has never been about race. She said it’s about 17-year-old kids. We have to protect our kids. So I stand with her forever."

He also commented on gun violence in America saying,

“When you look at Sandy Hook and Aurora and all these different things where we’re losing our children. Chicago — 67 kids, people killed in a week — we have an epidemic. And it’s up to us as the grown folks to be smart enough and intelligent and nice to each other to have a difference of opinion, but also understand that we have to come to a solution.”

And when Samuel Jackson was asked about the rallies being held in Trayvon’s honor in dozens of US cities, he said, he was "encouraged by the attitude of people after the verdict, that people are willing to stand up and take a stand and get out in the streets, and let their voices be heard.”

 

 


Photos via AP/Michele Eve / Splash News/HRC/WENN.com/MC Lyte IG/ BleacherCreatures.tv/Splash News/Beyonce and TyTryOne IG
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STAR SUPPORT: Beyonce & Jay Z ATTEND The Trayvon Martin VIGIL + Jay Z PERFORMS At Yankee Stadium With Justin Timberlake & Alicia Keys, Hits The After Party With Bey

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Music’s most powerful couple, Jay Z and Beyonce appeared at a memorial for Trayvon Martin today. See pics inside as well as pics and video of Jay Z performing with Justin Timberlake and Alicia Keys at Yankee Stadium and the afterparty pics,

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Earlier today, Jay Z and Beyonce attended the ‘Justice for Trayvon Martin’ vigil where they posed (atop) with Rev. Al Sharpton and Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon’s mother.

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The vigil began with a rally in Harlem before moving down to Lower Manhattan where a peaceful protest and rally was held.

While speaking at the National Action Network Headquarters, Sybrina told the crowd;

“George Zimmerman started the fight and George Zimmerman ended the fight,” Fulton said. “My son died without even knowing who his killer was … Today it was my son. Tomorrow it might be yours.”

 

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As for how she felt about the verdict, Sybrina said, “We have moved on from the verdict. Of course, we’re hurting. Of course we’re shocked and disappointed. But that just means we have to roll up our sleeves and fight.”

 

And Friday night…… 

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Jay Z threw on a fitted cap and rocked the mic at Yankee Stadium for a sold-out concert.

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The show was his first USA stop on the "Legends Of The Summer" tour with Justin TImberlake.  

Jay performed crowd favorites like "99 Problems", "Hard-Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)", and HGMC tracks "Tom Ford" and "F—WithMeYouKnowIGotIt".

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And fellow NY native, Alicia Keys, did a crowd-pleasing cameo.

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After Justin put a blues-styled spin on the classic "New York, New York", Jay brought out  Alicia to sing the hook for "Empire State of Mind."

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Backstage, Alicia was spotted with her husband, Swizz Beatz (who’s produced some of HOVA’s biggest hits). 

 

And after the concert….it’s the after party!

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Following the concert, Jay and Bey headed over to 40/40 for the official Legends of The Summer after party.

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After grabbing a few nibbles, Jay and Bey joined their guests and sipped on D’USSE cocktails.

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We imagine that Beyonce must have hopped on a private jet right after the Trayvon Martin rally since she’s booked to perform in Detroit tonight.

 

Watch Jay and Justin dedicate "Forever Young" to Trayvon Martin at Yankee Stadium:

Watch Jay & Justin perform "Suit & Tie"

 

 

Photos via BleacherCreatures.tv/Splash News/Beyonce and TyTryOne IG/@therealswizz IG, @beyoncelite/@Bey_Exclusive

SPEAKING OUT: President Obama OPENS UP About Trayvon Martin, “I Said That This Could Have Been My Son”

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Earlier today, President Obama offered his thoughts about the tragic death of Trayvon Martin and gave commentary on race relations in America.  Watch it inside….

 

 

 

 

President Obama made a surprise statement to the nation earlier today, about the Trayvon Martin murder, race relations, and shared some insight into the social struggles that Black men face.  Watch the video above and read the transcript below…

I wanted to come out here, first of all, to tell you that Jay is prepared for all your questions and is very much looking forward to the session. The second thing is I want to let you know that over the next couple of weeks, there’s going to obviously be a whole range of issues — immigration, economics, et cetera — we’ll try to arrange a fuller press conference to address your questions.

The reason I actually wanted to come out today is not to take questions, but to speak to an issue that obviously has gotten a lot of attention over the course of the last week — the issue of the Trayvon Martin ruling. I gave a preliminary statement right after the ruling on Sunday. But watching the debate over the course of the last week, I thought it might be useful for me to expand on my thoughts a little bit.

First of all, I want to make sure that, once again, I send my thoughts and prayers, as well as Michelle’s, to the family of Trayvon Martin, and to remark on the incredible grace and dignity with which they’ve dealt with the entire situation. I can only imagine what they’re going through, and it’s remarkable how they’ve handled it.

The second thing I want to say is to reiterate what I said on Sunday, which is there’s going to be a lot of arguments about the legal issues in the case — I’ll let all the legal analysts and talking heads address those issues. The judge conducted the trial in a professional manner. The prosecution and the defense made their arguments. The juries were properly instructed that in a case such as this reasonable doubt was relevant, and they rendered a verdict. And once the jury has spoken, that’s how our system works. But I did want to just talk a little bit about context and how people have responded to it and how people are feeling.

You know, when Trayvon Martin was first shot I said that this could have been my son. Another way of saying that is Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago. And when you think about why, in the African American community at least, there’s a lot of pain around what happened here, I think it’s important to recognize that the African American community is looking at this issue through a set of experiences and a history that doesn’t go away.

There are very few African American men in this country who haven’t had the experience of being followed when they were shopping in a department store. That includes me. There are very few African American men who haven’t had the experience of walking across the street and hearing the locks click on the doors of cars. That happens to me — at least before I was a senator. There are very few African Americans who haven’t had the experience of getting on an elevator and a woman clutching her purse nervously and holding her breath until she had a chance to get off. That happens often.

 

Read the full speech here.

SPEAKING OUT: President Obama OPENS UP About Trayvon Martin, “I Said That This Could Have Been My Son”

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Earlier today, President Obama offered his thoughts about the tragic death of Trayvon Martin and gave commentary on race relations in America.  Watch it inside….

 

 

 

 

President Obama made a surprise statement to the nation earlier today, about the Trayvon Martin murder, race relations, and shared some insight into the social struggles that Black men face.  Watch the video above and read the transcript below…

I wanted to come out here, first of all, to tell you that Jay is prepared for all your questions and is very much looking forward to the session. The second thing is I want to let you know that over the next couple of weeks, there’s going to obviously be a whole range of issues — immigration, economics, et cetera — we’ll try to arrange a fuller press conference to address your questions.

The reason I actually wanted to come out today is not to take questions, but to speak to an issue that obviously has gotten a lot of attention over the course of the last week — the issue of the Trayvon Martin ruling. I gave a preliminary statement right after the ruling on Sunday. But watching the debate over the course of the last week, I thought it might be useful for me to expand on my thoughts a little bit.

First of all, I want to make sure that, once again, I send my thoughts and prayers, as well as Michelle’s, to the family of Trayvon Martin, and to remark on the incredible grace and dignity with which they’ve dealt with the entire situation. I can only imagine what they’re going through, and it’s remarkable how they’ve handled it.

The second thing I want to say is to reiterate what I said on Sunday, which is there’s going to be a lot of arguments about the legal issues in the case — I’ll let all the legal analysts and talking heads address those issues. The judge conducted the trial in a professional manner. The prosecution and the defense made their arguments. The juries were properly instructed that in a case such as this reasonable doubt was relevant, and they rendered a verdict. And once the jury has spoken, that’s how our system works. But I did want to just talk a little bit about context and how people have responded to it and how people are feeling.

You know, when Trayvon Martin was first shot I said that this could have been my son. Another way of saying that is Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago. And when you think about why, in the African American community at least, there’s a lot of pain around what happened here, I think it’s important to recognize that the African American community is looking at this issue through a set of experiences and a history that doesn’t go away.

There are very few African American men in this country who haven’t had the experience of being followed when they were shopping in a department store. That includes me. There are very few African American men who haven’t had the experience of walking across the street and hearing the locks click on the doors of cars. That happens to me — at least before I was a senator. There are very few African Americans who haven’t had the experience of getting on an elevator and a woman clutching her purse nervously and holding her breath until she had a chance to get off. That happens often.

 

Read the full speech here.

POST-COURT SHOWDOWN: Rachel Jeantel CALLS The Trayvon Martin RULING “BS” On “A360″ + Juror B37 SAYS George Zimmerman’s “Heart Was In The Right Place” On Piers Morgan”–No Longer Writing Book As Publisher DROPS Her!

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Cable news offered a post-courtroom showdown last night as Rachel Jeantel, the prosecution’s star controversial witness in the Trayvon Martin trial spoke out about the jury’s decision.  Meanwhile, Juror B37 explained why she found George Zimmerman "not guilty" and why she felt "sorry" for Rachel Jeantel.   Oh, and she’s no longer writing her book.  Watch the clips inside….

Last night, Rachel Jeantel, the prosecution’s star witness, sat down with Piers Morgan to share her side of the story and to talk about her dearly departed friend, Trayvon.  During their interview (which portrayed her in a much more personable light), Rachel discussed why she DID NOT want to attend the funeral (she has a fear of death), how she felt about the controversial cross-examination and how she felt about the media attacks on her.    Here are the highlights: 

On Trayvon Martin:
Trayvon is not a thug….(He’s) a calm, chill, loving person who loved his family.  Definitely his mother. A good friend.

On her reaction to the verdict:

Disappointed. Upset. Angry. Question. And mad.

On the notion the George Zimmerman acted in self-defense:

B.S.

On being disparaged by the defense:
When the state closed, they’re trying to explain what kind of person I am. And you can see the kind of person I am. Out of the whole stand I never cussed out Don [West]. Even during our little [...] – since March.  I’ll hold it back. The only reason I have not said anything to Don West because my parents taught me better. As an adult you don’t have the right to disrespect an adult. Don’t curse – okay I did give attitude.

On her courtroom demeanor:
It’s not that I didn’t want to be there…I was dealing with a lot of stress.

On her speech pattern:
I have an underbite.  I had this situation since kindergarten. Words I can say, they can’t come out right.

Watch the interview here:

 

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Juror B37, the woman we told you was pitching a book about the trial, gave her side of the story to Anderson Cooper where she explained how the jury came up with a "not guilty" verdict and why she thought George Zimmerman’s heart was in the "right" place.  Here are the upsetting highlights:

On the screams heard on the 911 call:

"…because of the evidence that he was the one that had gotten beaten…I don’t think there was a doubt….that everybody else thought it was George’s voice.”

On Rachel Jeantel:

"I didn’t think it was credible, but I felt sorry for her. She didn’t ask to be in this place. She wanted to go. She didn’t want to be any part of this case. I think she felt inadequate toward everyone because of her education and her communication skills. I just felt sadness for her…she was embarrassed by being there, because of her education and her communication skills, that she just wasn’t a good witness.”
 

On if Trayvon said "Creepy Ass Cracker"

I think it’s just every day life. The type of life that they live, and how they’re living, in the environment that they’re living in.”
 

On George Zimmerman:

I think George Zimmerman is a man whose heart was in the right place, but just got displaced by the vandalism in the neighborhoods, and wanting to catch these people so badly, that he went above and beyond what he really should have done. His heart was in the right place. It just went terribly wrong.

 

Is it just us, or does it feel like Trayvon was put on trial (seeing that she said the BOTH could have walked away despite the fact Trayvon was minding his business in a place he had every right to be), and he never had a chance with this juror….and possibly not with the whole jury?  Sounds like this woman–possibly all the jurors as well–simply identify with George and excuse his behavior becasue he "meant well" due  to the break ins.  Apparently, it doesn’t matter that he was 100% wrong in his assumption.  As long as he "meant well"….it’s OK that a boy is dead….

And about that book deal……………

Following the IMMEDIATE backlash Juror B37 received about her proposed book, she AND her literary agent had second thoughts.  The Juror released a statement which effectively cancelled the book deal.

“I realize it was necessary for our jury to be sequestered in order to protest our verdict from unfair outside influence, but that isolation shielded me from the depth of pain that exists among the general public over every aspect of this case. The potential book was always intended to be a respectful observation of the trial from my and my husband’s perspectives solely and it was to be an observation that our ‘system’ of justice can get so complicated that it creates a conflict with our ‘spirit’ of justice.

Now that I am returned to my family and to society in general, I have realized that the best direction for me to go is away from writing any sort of book and return instead to my life as it was before I was called to sit on this jury.”

Of course there’s more to the story……

It turns out that the Black Twitterverse had a hand in the squashing the book project.  A Change.org petition, started by a young woman who tweets under the handle @MoreandAgain, landed on the timeline of literary agent Sharlene Martin and caused her to rescind her offer to Juror B37. Not to mention the floods of emails and calls we know she received after the Twitterer publushed her contact info.  Let’s just hope B37 really does have a seat and doesn’t go looking for another publisher.

 

Watch the interview (that helped cancel her book deal) here:

 

 

BONUS:

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In response to her mistreatment by the media, syndicated radio host Tom Joyner reached out to Rachel Jeantel and has now offered her a full scholarship to any HBCU of her choice! 

HOME AGAIN: Beyonce SPOTTED At Target & Pappasito’s In HOUSTON, SINGS “I Will Always Love You” For Trayvon Martin + Tyrese ANNOUNCES “Black Rose” As His LAST Solo Album

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Beyonce was spotted in Houston where she dined out and shopped at Target over the weekend.  Also, she sang a tribute to Trayvon Martin during a recent performance.  Watch the tribute inside and get the deets on Tyrese’s last solo album…

While prepping for her tour stop through Houston, Beyonce was spotted out and about in her hometown doing a few "regular" things like discount shopping at a local Target!  We know that Target is one of Beyonce’s favorite stores and you’ll recall that there was a popular flash mob staged at Target for the release of her 4 disc.  

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Bey and Blue Ivy were also spotted dining at Pappasito’s Cantina, a popular Mexican restaurant.  

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And later tonight, Bey is set to hit the stage for a performance at the Toyota Center.  

 

On Saturday…..

Beyonce had a moment of silence for Trayvon Martin at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, shortly after the verdict was read.  She then sang part of Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” before segueing into “Halo.” Watch a clip of her singing “I Will Always Love You” in memory of Trayvon above.

 

Also caught on tape…..

Bey put an eager fan in Atlanta in check for not being in the moment. She scolded, "Put that damn camera down!"

 

In other music news…….

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Tyrese announced via Instagram that his last solo album will be Black Rose (set for a 2014 release).  He told fans, 

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But before fans get the Black Rose documentary, book and double album, Tyrese is gearing up for the TGT’s Three Kings debut album (with Tank and Ginuwine) on August 20. 

 

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