ICYMI: Here's Some S**t Your Faves Just Did
Your faves have struck again.
August 02, 2021 at 10:59 pm
Now that outside is opening back up, it seems like your favorite celebrities are making headlines everyday. While some have been in the headlines for positive contributions, others have been in the hot seat and facing consequences for their action.
Here's some s**t some of your faves just did:
Kevin Hart and Snoop Dogg’s commentary on the Olympics deserves a gold medal
Kevin Hart and Snoop Dogg joined NBC to provide commentary for the “Olympic Highlights with Kevin Hart & Snoop Dogg” streaming on Peacock.
For the last week, the duo has been recapping the Olympic Games in Tokyo. In the latest episode, the two took on a segment called “Cold Call” where they had to identify the Olympic sport shown in a series of clips.
Initially, Hart and Snoop were shown synchronized diving, but once they viewed the equestrian clip, that’s when things took a hilarious turn.
“The horse Crip walking, you see that?” Snoop said as Hart failed to contain his laughter. “On the set! That’s gangster! Look at this! This horse is off the chain, I gotta get this motherf***er in a video.”
“Horse crip walking is officially in the Olympics!” Hart added.
The pair then began asking a plethora of questions like how a horse even got to Tokyo in the first place and if horses were awarded medals in addition to their jockeys.
“I’ve never seen a horse with a medal. It goes to the person on the horse, which should be changed!” Hart said.
“I didn’t see that jockey do any type of Crip walk just now…you didn’t have your ankles taped, the horse did. I demand for the horse to get the respect that they deserve and the same bragging rights as the jockey. You start to hang a medal on these horses’ neck so when they get around the other horses they can neigh and show the other horses. You don’t think a horse want to brag?” he added.
Simone Biles is back in action
Speaking of the Olympics, gymnast Simone Biles will rejoin the competition in Tokyo on Tuesday.
“We are so excited to confirm that you will see two U.S. athletes in the balance beam final tomorrow – Suni Lee AND Simone Biles!! Can’t wait to watch you both!” USA Gymnastics tweeted early Monday.
We are so excited to confirm that you will see two U.S. athletes in the balance beam final tomorrow – Suni Lee AND Simone Biles!! Can’t wait to watch you both!
— USA Gymnastics (@USAGym) August 2, 2021
Biles, a four-time Olympic champion, previously withdrew from competition in an effort to preserve both her mental health and physical health. She explained in a series of videos posted to her Instagram story that she had a case of the “twisties,” where she “literally can not tell up from down.”
“I didn't quit, my mind and body are simply not in sync,” the 24-year-old said, NBC News reported. “I don't think you realize how dangerous this is on a hard/competition surface. Nor do I have to explain why I put health first. Physical health is mental health.”
During Biles’ absence, USA gymnasts Suni Lee and Jade Carey both clinched gold medals in the individual all-around and floor exercise final, respectively.
The Weeknd is still over the Grammys
The Weeknd said he will no longer harp on his 2021 Grammy’s snub.
As Blavity previously reported, the singer was previously on a quest to boycott the Grammys after the Recording Academy failed to recognize him despite having massive commercial success with his 2020 album, After Hours.
“When it happened, I had all these ideas and thoughts, I was angry and I was confused and I was sad. But now, looking back at it, I never want to know what really happened,” The Weeknd, born Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, said, Yahoo News reported.
The Canadian native’s single “Blinding Lights,” was one of the anthems of 2020, as it was released during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic and quarantine.
Ultimately, even after performing at SuperBowl LV in February, The Weeknd says he felt like he “wasn’t good enough” according to the Recording Academy’s standards, but that notion isn’t enough to force him to stop doing what he loves.
“I just don’t care,” he said. “Because that will never be the reason why I do what I do. It never really was before. And I’m glad that I can make music and not have to think about that. I’ll never be in that conversation ever again.”
“Everyone’s like, ‘No, just do better next time.’ I will do better, but not for you. I’m going to do better for me,” he added.
Congresswoman Cori Bush protest housing evictions by sleeping on the Capitol steps
Rep. Cori Bush (D-Missouri) slept on the Capitol steps on Friday to protest the end of the eviction moratorium that could displace millions of families.
"It's not OK to just sit back and allow 7 million people, possibly upwards of 7 million people to be at risk for eviction in a little more than 24 hours," she told CBS News affiliate WUSA at the Capitol. "We can't just sit back and allow that. As a sitting member of Congress, it's our duty— it's my duty, to make sure that I'm representing everyone in my district."
Bush was joined by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minnesota) and Ayanna Preseley (D-Massachusetts).
The Missouri congresswoman penned a letter to Congress expressing her empathy for those who have been affected by evictions and demanded an extension on the moratorium, which was implemented by the CDC.
????BREAKING: I’m a formerly unhoused Congresswoman, and I know that people will die if we let the eviction moratorium expire.
I just sent a letter to every one of my Democratic colleagues telling them we can’t leave until we pass this extension. pic.twitter.com/xNcFeT9GxJ
— Congresswoman Cori Bush (@RepCori) July 30, 2021
"I have been evicted three times myself. I know what it's like to be forced to live in my car with my two children," she wrote. "Now that I am a member of Congress, I refuse to stand by while millions of people are vulnerable to experiencing that same trauma that I did."
According to Jain Family Institute policy researcher Paul Williams, 4.7 million of the 6.5 million households behind on rent as of early July were in COVID hotspots.
"The reality is that unhoused people are living the consequences of our government's failure to secure the basic necessities people need to survive,” Bush wrote in a recent op-ed for Time Magazine. “Many unhoused people work full time but earn starvation, unlivable wages. Some struggle to access mental health services or substance use treatment, making earning a consistent and stable wage nearly impossible."
Elaine Thompson-Herah breaks Flo Jo's Record
Jamaican track star Elaine Thompson-Herah is now the fastest woman in the world after clinching first place in the women’s 100-meter final on Saturday.
"I think I could have gone faster if I wasn't pointing and celebrating, really," Thompson-Herah said, ESPN reported. "But to show you that there's more in store. Hopefully one day I can unleash that time."
Florence Griffith-Joyner, or "Flo Jo," set the old record of 10.62 at the 1988 Seoul Olympics.
Thompson-Herah led the sweep with Jamaican trackstars Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce taking silver and Shericka Jackson taking bronze.
"I knew I had it in me, but obviously, I've had my ups and downs with injuries," the 34-year-old told NPR, referring to an ongoing ailment from 2018 and 2019. "I've been keeping faith all this time. It is amazing."
"I couldn't find the words. I screamed so loud because I was so happy," she added.
DaBaby apologized, again, for homophobic comments
Following intense backlash, rapper DaBaby took to Instagram to further apologize for making offensive comments about HIV/AIDS at the Rolling Loud festival in Miami weeks ago.
“Social media moves so fast that people want to demolish you before you even have the opportunity to grow, educate, and learn from your mistakes,” the rapper said in a statement.
“I appreciate the many people who came to me with kindness, who reached out to me privately to offer wisdom, education, and resources. That’s what I needed and it was received,” he continued.
DaBaby continued his statement by apologizing to the LGBTQ+ community for his “hurtful and triggering comments.”
“Again, I apologize for my misinformed comments about HIV/AIDS and I know education on this is important,” he said.
Since his inflammatory rhetoric has gone viral, DaBaby has been ousted from a variety of brand partnerships and deals, including Lollapalooza and boohooMan, as Blavity previously reported.