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Kanye West returns to Forbes ‘celebrity 100′ list after four-year hiatus

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Music and fashion icon, Kanye West has returned to the Forbes’ ‘Celebrity 100′ list after a four-year hiatus, securing the number three spot.

West, who is on the cover of the magazine’s August edition, is surpassed only by his sister-in-law Kylie Jenner and Taylor Swift, who top this year’s list.

The annual Celebrity 100 ranks the world’s highest-paid celebrities in music, sports and entertainment, from Hollywood to Bollywood.

Speaking to Forbes, West opened up about his billion-dollar Yeezy sneaker empire, which promises to be the best bet in a generation to topple Air Jordan.

In his first big interview about the business of Yeezy, Kanye talked about his design obsession, which dates back as far as his passion for music.

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He also stated that the fame from his music career gave him the chance to return to his first love: sneakers.

Impressively, West still owns 100% of Yeezy, which explains how he became a ‘centimillionaire’ much earlier in his life than Jordan.

Forbes pegs his pretax income at 150 million dollars over the past 12 months and his team insists the number is even higher, partly due to his Yeezy apparel and sneakers.

Three years ago in 2016, West claimed to be 53 million dollars in debt, just before canceling the back of a lucrative arena tour.

Soon after, he checked into a Los Angeles hospital for over a week with symptoms of sleep deprivation and temporary psychosis.

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West credits his turnaround to religious beliefs (“being in service to Christ, the radical obedience”)—and, on occasion, to being bipolar.

Forbes wrote, “Call him creative, call him chaotic—just don’t call him. Like some entrepreneurs with conditions like ADHD and Asperger’s, he sees his diagnosis not as a hindrance but as a “superpower” that unlocks his imagination.”

Reacting to the magazine cover, Kim Kardashian-West took to her Twitter handle to congratulate her husband on his re-entry into the list.

She tweeted @kimkardashian, “Kanye on @Forbes!!! I love this cover and article. Kanye has worked so hard to build Yeezy and always stays true to his vision.

“He is my inspiration. I watch how hard he works as he puts his soul into every idea and product that he creates.

“It’s of no surprise to anyone who works with Kanye that he has been able to turn millions of dollars in debt into a billion dollar empire in only 4 years – 100% on his own terms while owning it 100%,” she wrote.

In 2019, nearly a third of the celebrities on the list are from outside the US. The list includes six actors from the Marvel Universe, thanks to the success of ‘Avengers: Endgame’.

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Male models call out colleague for allegedly molesting them

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In the wake of the recent rape cases, two male models have called out their colleague, Solomon, for allegedly sexually molesting them.

The models revealed the issues they faced with their friend whom they trusted.

One of the victims, Onwuka Jefferson claimed Solomon asked him to sleep with him but he refused so the latter became furious and tagged him as ungrateful.

Another victim, @daevees recounted his experience which occurred in September 2019.

@daevees said he was in a room when Solomon came to hug him from behind and he could feel his manhood so he pushed him off.

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Seun Ajayi calls out men in Nollywood who harass women (Video)

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The actor said he has witnessed multiple cases of sexual assault on set and some of them were so bad.

Nigerian actor, Seun Ajayi has detailed some of his experiences on set as he captioned men in Nollywood to desist from harassing women.

He said he has witnessed multiple cases of sexual assault on set and some of them were so bad.

He mentioned a particular incident where a man kept groping a woman on set and refused to stop even after he was cautioned.

He only stopped after he got a letter from the lady’s lawyer.

In a video captioned:

“Sexual harassment in Nollywood! My brothers let’s do better”

The actor said:

“This video is directed to my brothers in the Nollywood industry.

“I see this a lot and whenever I get the chance, I speak about it.

“You see, it’s very important for us to let women feel safe in their work environment, but the truth is, if we really really check out, we dey mess up. In fact, forgive my French, we dey f**k up.

“I went to sleep agitated and I woke up with my heart beating very fast because I could not wait to address this.

“Many times I’ll see male colleagues harass ladies on set.

“There was one time I was on set and it was so bad and this guy was constantly commenting on this girl’s bum and groping her and everyone told him to stop. I told him to stop several times and he didn’t until he was officially written by the girl’s lawyer.

“Now, what tends to happen is that this goes on, but men stay silent. The men that know better, they stay silent.

“I urge you, my brothers, that the next time you see that kind of behavior… it’s not only rape oh, it’s not only rape. To be inappropriate with your language is harassment, it is sexual harassment.

“The reason why these things are still sliding is because nobody has been arraigned in court for sexual harassment, nobody has lost their endorsement for sexual harassment. It’s coming and we need to be careful, my brothers, we need to be careful. We can’t continue to just act. We have to think before we do it.

“Please, put a lid on it and act right. It’s not only producers that are preying on the ladies trying to get in the industry. It happens in many shades, in many manners. We need to be careful oh, we need to be careful.

He also called on producers and directors to intervene if they notice a crew member harassing a woman on set. He added that it’s “rampant” and needs to stop.

“We need to stop this and if you see it around you, nip it in the bud. Talk to your guy,” he concluded.

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F*ck all so called men of God, 2Face fumes

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Legendary singer 2Baba Idibia has gone off on religious leaders in Nigeria.

He took to Twitter to say that Africa needs to change the education system, religion and tribal “nonsense”. He went further to slam pastors, Imams and all men of God.

He berated them to speak the truth and not be embarrassing God everywhere, Read his tweets below…

“Fuck all PASTORS & IMAMS and all so called MEN of God!!
GOOD is GOOD and BAD is BAD
Preach TRUTH.
Don’t be embarrassing GOD every where
#ONELOVERELIGION

“My GOD no go tell me 2 collect money for am.
My GOD no go tell me 2 fight or kill person for am
My GOD no weak like that.
My GOD don package everything keep, that’s why I get BRAIN. I no go turn the other chick again.
#WARRIORS
#Standwellwell
Make una still dey follow men of god wey no do anything 2 help. Instead them been dey try to still find way 2 collect from una lean change. Smh

“GOOD is GOOD
BAD is BAD
No ojoro.
Use ya brain.
ONE LOVE is the ONLY solution.
There’s enough for everybody.
Greed is the major problem.”

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