Here Are the Highlights from Last Night’s Super Bowl.
The New England Patriots were victorious once again, taking home the win over the Los Angeles Rams during Super Bowl LIII. As The New York Times points out, however, it was also the lowest-scoring Super Bowl ever, with the numbers coming out to 13-3. Still, the Patriots tied the Steelers for most Super Bowl titles, and Julian Edelman was named MVP.
And we already know you’re wondering about the halftime show with Cardi B ultimately declining her invite to perform. Check out Billboard’s recap below:
21 Savage Is Facing Deportation to the UK.
In the most random news ever (and as you may have heard from social media by now), 21 Savage—real name Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph—is reportedly facing deportation after being arrested by ICE over the weekend. According to TMZ, 21 had been here illegally, having entered the U.S. legally in 2005 but his visa being expired since 2006.
“We are working diligently to get Mr. Abraham-Joseph out of detention while we work with authorities to clear up any misunderstanding,” 21’s attorney, Dina LaPolt, told TMZ. “Mr. Abraham-Joseph is a role model to the young people in the country — especially in Atlanta, Georgia and is actively working in the community leading programs to help underprivileged youths in financial literacy.”
Jussie Smollett Made His First Public Appearance Since Being Attacked.
During his recent show at Troubadour in Los Angeles, Jussie Smollett wanted fans to know two things: 1) “Be as black, be as brown, be as gay as the f*ck you want to be!” And 2) “Above all, I fought the f*ck back.”
His older brother, Jake, also spoke to the crowd ahead of Jussie’s performance.
“If I’m honest, as his big brother, I wanted Jessie to sit this one out,” Jake said. “I sincerely wanted him to stay out of the public until he heals. But after much debating, some arguing, and many tears, my family and I realized that tonight is an important part of Jussie’s healing. You see he has been a fighter since he was a baby. He fought his attackers that night and he continues to fight.”
See footage from his performance below:
R. Kelly Is Literally Banned from Philly.
ICYMI: The Philadelphia City Council voted unanimously on Thursday (Jan. 31) in favor of Councilwoman Helen Gym’s “Mute R. Kelly” resolution. If you’re not familiar, the initiative was put in place to literally ban R. Kelly from the city, according to CBS Philly.
“We reject a system that silences black women and accepts black pain,” Gym tweeted on Thursday. “We believe survivors. R. Kelly is not welcome in Philadelphia. This symbolic act of solidarity puts all sexual predators on notice.”
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