A survivor of the horrific Parkland school shooting in Florida shared news on Monday that he will no longer be admitted into Harvard University. When a Google Doc and text messages surfaced of Kyle Kashuv using the n-word and other foul languages among friends, Harvard officials moved to bar his entry into the hallowed institution.
In a series of tweets, Kashuv revealed the impetus behind Harvard’s decision.
“Harvard rescinded my acceptance. Three months after being admitted to Harvard Class of 2023, Harvard has decided to rescind my admission over texts and comments made nearly two years ago, months prior to the shooting,” began the first of the thread of tweets.
He added, “A few weeks ago, I was made aware of egregious and callous comments classmates and I made privately years ago – when I was 16 years old, months before the shooting – in an attempt to be as extreme and shocking as possible. I immediately apologized.”
The thread continued with, “After the story broke, former peers & political opponents began contacting Harvard urging them to rescind me. Harvard then sent this letter stating that Harvard “reserves the right to withdraw an offer of admission” and requested a written explanation within 72 hours.”
The thread goes on with Kashuv saying that he requested an in-person meeting with Harvard officials to state his case and prove that he is not the racist person portrayed in the past documents, citing the university’s own checkered past. Kashuv has emerged as a gun rights advocate in the wake of the shooting.
The thread can be viewed below.
1/ THREAD: Harvard rescinded my acceptance.
Three months after being admitted to Harvard Class of 2023, Harvard has decided to rescind my admission over texts and comments made nearly two years ago, months prior to the shooting.
Last week Nicki Minaj sent her fans into a frenzy when she took to social media to tease new music by simply stating “MEGATRON” and while fans awaited the release of new material they were also buzzing at the possibility that Blac Chyna was a part of Nicki’s upcoming video. After Nicki posted some steamy pics of her video shoot on her IG page, Chyna threw up a pic of herself in a similar background setting. Fans immediately tried to connect the two and began to wonder if Rob Kardashian’s baby mama would be making a cameo appearance in Nicki’s visual.
Unfortunately that’s not the case. The Barbz took to her IG story to quash any rumors that Blac Chyna was involved in her upcoming video but also took the time to show love and congratulate BC on her new endeavor.
Meek Mill and Future are co-headlining a new tour with some none too shabby opening acts. Today (June 18), the two rappers announced the Legendary Nights Tour, which will also feature Megan Thee Stallion, YG and Mustard.
What more do you really need to know?
The 24-city national is being produced by Live Nation. Kicking off in St. Louis at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre on August 28, the tour will hit cities like Philadelphia and Atlanta, obviously, as well as Virginia Beach, Phoenix and Boston before wrapping up on October 5 in Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay Events Center.
Tickets go on sale this Friday, June 21 at 10am LiveNation.com. But, if you have a Citi card, you can purchase presale tickets starting today (Tuesday, June 18) until Thursday, June 20 via Citi Entertainment at www.citientertainment.com. Per usual with Live Nation, TIDAL subscribers will also be on that pre-sale wave at TIDAL.com/LegendaryNights.
Check out the dates for the Legendary Nights tour below.
These Empire stars just can’t get right lately. Bryshere Gray, who plays the young hothead Hakeem Lyon is the latest actor from hit FOX show to be arrested.
Gray was pinched in Chicago for a traffic-related offense Police spokeswoman Karie James confirmed on Monday (June 17). She also revealed he was pulled over because the temporary license did not match the 2014 Rolls Royce he was driving at the time of the incident.
She [Karie James} says he was arrested on a misdemeanor registration charge and ticketed for driving an uninsured vehicle and failure to carry a driver’s license.
James says the 25-year-old Gray isn’t in custody, but it wasn’t immediately clear when he was released.
Chris Alexander, a publicist for 20th Century Fox Television, didn’t immediately reply to a message seeking comment.
Gray follows in the footsteps of his on-screen older brother Jamal Lyon who is played by Jussie Smollett. Smollett who was also arrested in Chicago earlier this year after police alleged he lied about being the victim of a racist and homophobic attack back in January. The charges were later dropped, but Smollett’s hasn’t returned to the show since the alleged incident.
When it was revealed that Cassie and her new beau were expecting, social media was quick to cut ass on Diddy for his failure to be her baby daddy after being in a relationship for more than a decade. But instead of acting salty the Bad Boy mogul took to his IG page to congratulate the couple on the bundle of joy they have on the way saying “Congratulations @Cassie and Alex. I wish you all nothing but love and happiness. God bless L O V E.”
A post shared by Diddy (@diddy) on Jun 14, 2019 at 12:15pm PDT
While it seemed like Diddy was taking the high road and moving on with his life, Cassie’s man, Alex Fine took offense to it and didn’t have any qualms about liking a comment that called out Puff for his self-centered post.
“Diddy really tried to steal your moment along with your photo. I think people can see now who he really is. He has no place in the future you have both built, you’re obviously a man with heart, integrity, and the right values. Blessings to you all.”
Truth be told we didn’t even think of that but yeah, we can see why some people would feel that way. We mean, Diddy didn’t even tag Alex Fine in the post even though he lifted the picture itself from Fine’s page. That’s pretty shady and somewhat disturbing if you really think about it.
Cassie and Alex Fine have yet to officially respond to Diddy’s post but from the looks of things they’re not too happy about it.
Drake the insufferable is not done celebrating, not by a longshot. While relishing in his Toronto Raptors NBA Finals victory at the team’s parade, the 6 God confirmed that the party will continue at OVO Fest this year.
Drake used the big moment to announce the return of his OVO Fest and invited the Raptors to come out and enjoy the show. While speaking in front of the massive crowd in Toronto’s Nathan Phillips Square the “Nice For What” rapper stated:
“I hope all these guys will join me this year because we bringing OVO Fest back, so I hope we can go crazy!”
Drizzy didn’t bring his music festival to his hometown last year but has given clues multiple times that he was going to bring back OVO Fest this year. During his Toronto stop on his Aubrey & The Three Migos, he hinted at its return and during the playoffs offered to give tickets to the daughter of the owner of the Milwaukee Bucks after she trolled him by wearing a t-shirt with Pusha T’s face on it.
The lineup and date are still in the air, but you can bet your bottom dollar that Drizzy will have some big names cause this year’s festival is going to be unique for obvious reasons. Usually, that information is revealed at the end of June with the festival taking place sometime in August.
As for previous OVO Fests, those who attended were treated to performances from JAY-Z, J.Cole, Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd, Lil Wayne, and Eminem. Who do you think will be at this year’s show? Let us know in the comment section below.
Over the weekend, the NBA landscape changed something drastically when the LA Lakers finally landed the uni-brow beast known as Anthony Davis. Unfortunately for Lavar Ball, his son Lonzo was part of the massive package sent to New Orleans for the double-double machine and right on cue he appeared on ESPN’s First Take to act all kinds of a fool.
Taking to the morning sports show to put a hex on the Lakers championship aspirations and front like his son being traded to the New Orleans Pelicans was part of his master plan, Lavar Ball came off as salty as cod and twice as delusional. But Ball really showed his ass when he made a off the cuff comment to the show’s female moderator, Molly Qerim.
In the middle of the interview Molly jumped in asking, “Lavar, can I switch gears with you because I have a question here,” to which the married father of three responded “You can switch gears with me anytime.”
LaVar Ball on First Take - YouTube
A visibly shocked Qerim took a second to gather herself before shutting down the awkward moment saying “Let’s stay focused here.”
Oh, Lavar. Why?
It seems like just yesterday Lavar Ball told FOX Sports 1’s newswoman Kristine Leahy to “Stay in your lane” during an interview on The Herd with Colin Cowherd. We know that part of Lavar Ball’s shtick is to act out of pocket and talk reckless but sometimes he just comes off as a douche.
ESPN took notice of the cringe-worthy moment and in a statement issued to USA TODAY, condemned Lavar’s comment as “completely inappropriate and we made him aware of that.”
We guess that means he’s not banned from ever appearing on ESPN but will have to watch what he says? Good luck with that.
And while Molly Qerim has been the object of many fans affection for quite some time now, mostly everyone knows that she’s happily married to ex-NBA star Jalen Rose. Lavar don’t want no smoke with Jalen, b.
Dominican officials have released the name of the man they believe to be responsible for ordering a hit on former MLB superstar David Ortiz. Alberto Miguel Rodriguez, a suspected drug lord, paid $7,800 for the gunman to shoot Ortiz, who suffered a wound to the back that required extensive surgery.
New court documents said Alberto Miguel Rodríguez Mota planned to provide the money — $7,800, according to authorities. Mota, who is not in custody, is charged with attempted murder.
Another suspect, who is in custody, Gabriel Alexander Perez Vizcaino, 24, convened the hit squad, according to the documents. On Monday, he was charged for his alleged role in plotting the attack, and Judge Mary Ramirez ordered him to be held up to a year behind bars as the investigation continues.
And a third man, Jose Eduardo Ciprian, who at the time of the attack was in prison and now faces new charges, put Vizcaino in touch with Mota, the documents revealed.
In all, a total of 10 people have been jailed in connection with the shooting, which took place on June 9 inside a nightclub in Santo Domingo. Ortiz had to have his gall bladder and a portion of his colon and intestines removed.
A terrifying moment unfolded on Monday during the victory parade for the newly crowned NBA champions, the Toronto Raptors. After reports of gunfire, four people were shot and police nabbed three suspects after the incident.
Scary moment at the Toronto Raptors championship parade in Canada … where gunshots were reportedly fired in the crowd and cops are now responding.
The party came to a screeching halt just before 1 PM PT — when people in the crowd heard what sounded like 4 gunshots.
A woman was reportedly hurt and paramedics raced to the scene.
The Toronto Police Operations Centre put out a statement saying, “SHOOTING: Nathan Phillip’s Square -Reports of woman shot -People running from area.”
You can see people fleeing on video. At one point, Raptors play-by-play announcer Matt Devlin grabbed the mic and told the crowd to stay strong and stay calm while officials respond to the “emergency.”
The outlet added in an update that Drake attempted to calm the crowd and later reported that three people were arrested and two guns were obtained at the scene.
The victims sustained serious but not life-threatening injuries.