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Diddy & His Kids Are on the Latest Cover of ESSENCE.

Life hasn’t been the same for Diddy an his family since the passing of Kim Porter, and in the latest issue of ESSENCE magazine—for which he graces the cover with his kids—he opens up about how they’ve been making things work, as well as the moments leading up to her death.

“She was unforgettable,” he told dream hampton, who conducted the interview. “[The day that she died] turned my world upside down. Three days before she passed, she wasn’t feeling well. She had the flu, and she sent the kids over to my house so they wouldn’t get sick. One night I was checking on her, and she was like, ‘Puffy, take care of my babies.’ She actually said that to me before she died.”

He goes on to share what kept their bond so strong.

“There was total trust,” Diddy told hampton. “Whenever I was around her, I felt as though God had his hand in it. I always felt like God had sent her. Nobody could love me the way she loved me, especially as, you know, as crazy as I acted. I mean, she loved me through some real s–t.”

Read more here and check out both covers below.

Merriam-Webster Has Added the Eminem-Inspired Definition of “Stan” to Its Dictionary.

Who would’ve thought that when Eminem dropped “Stan” back in 2000 that it would one way find its way into the dictionary? Merriam-Webster announced Tuesday that it added the term to its pages, along with 640+ other new words.

Defined by Merriam-Webster as “an extremely or excessively enthusiastic and devoted fan,” “stan” joins “swole,” “on-brand,” “peak,” and more in their latest round of additions.

Read more about them here.

VICE Says the “Wild West of Weed” Is Dying Out.

In one of its latest articles about the weed industry, VICE explores how legal cannabis has transformed working in cannabis from a “crime” to being a legit job with benefits.

“Whenever you have a behavior that’s prohibited or underground, it makes it inherently more dangerous for everyone involved,” Amanda Reiman—cannabis expert, public health researcher, and VP of community relations at Flow Kana—told VICE. “The cannabis industry under prohibition was just another example of what happens when there’s no one looking out for the wellbeing of the people who have less power.”

Read more here.

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