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Prince’s ‘Chronic Hip Pain’ Detailed by Inner Circle Prince at the 2013 Grammy Awards *In the new issue of Us Weekly, one of Prince’s former collaborators, Sky Dangcil, says the musician began taking opioids to deal with chronic hip pain, and that he “took the pills to keep the show going.” When the pain would become unbearable, the “When Doves Cry” singer would jet to his $12 million estate in Turks and Caicos, where he would just “rest his hips,” says Dangcil, who deejayed and played violin for Prince from 2000 to 2007. “Everyone saw that his hips were turning into a bigger problem,” Dangcil adds to Us. “He was always ‘on,’ so he wouldn’t complain or say anything was wrong.” pre bonded hairPrince’s longtime hairdresser Kim Berry told Us that, in private, Prince “was always in a lot of pain,” guessing his reported addiction to opioids probably stemmed from his nonstop commitment to music combined with “30 years of jumping off speakers with 4-inch shoes on.” Prince takes his seat for the Golden State Warriors game against the Oklahoma City Thunder at ORACLE Arena on March 3, 2016 in Oakland, California. In 2010, Prince was forced to have hip replacement surgery. He also had to swap his trademark heeled boots for platform sneakers. “Walking around with a cane was not just to look supercool,” said Berry. The seven-time Grammy winner died at age 57 on April 21, in an elevator of his Paisley Park compound in Chanhassen, Minnesota. Law enforcement officials continue to probe the doctors and pharmacies that may have supplied Prince with prescription drugs. At least two doctors have been identified as having contact with Prince or his staff before he died. Neither is accused of wrongdoing.

Director Spike Lee of film “2 Fists Up” attends Tribeca Film Festival Shorts: Sports Shorts on April 22, 2016 in New York City. *In case you couldn’t make his first one, Spike Lee just teased a second celebration in honor of Prince, to be held next month in his hometown of Brooklyn. Fresh from Wednesday’s secret Prince memorial in Beverly Hills, the filmmaker posted Prince’s symbol on Instagram and wrote of a planned June 4th gathering “In Da Republic of Brooklyn, New York,” with further details to come. The event’s date falls three days before what would’ve been Prince’s 58th birthday. Hours after Prince’s death on April 21, Spike held a similar memorial celebration for the musician outside his 40 Acres and a Mule office in Fort Greene. remy hair extensions Prince performs on stage at the 36th NAACP Image Awards at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on March 19, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. Prince was honored with the Vanguard Award. *On Wednesday, an Atlanta woman submitted a claim in Minnesota’s Carver County District Court, alleging she is entitled to a chunk of the late icon’s millions. According to People.com, R. Kerr filed a statement of claim alleging Prince owes her $46,582.29 for “recording cost, post production, equipment rental” and “will seek further legal action” if she does not receive payment by June 1. As previously reported, a claim from Kimberly Felecia Potts of Tallassee, Alabama, says she is due $500,000 because she is responsible for Prince’s 2004 album “Musicology.” “I am the creator of the ‘Musicology.’ I created Musicology in the NPG Music Club in 2004. Prince invited me to Paisley Park in Nov. 2015 to reopen the NPG MC, and to reward me for Musicology,” Potts claims in her statement, alleging her claim is supported by “NPG MC records,” “conversations” and “Twitter Account chats.” Since Prince died April 21 at his Paisley Park compound in Chanhassen, Minnesota, a judge ruled that he did not leave a will behind. Earlier in May, that judge appointed Minnesota-based financial institution Bremer Trust as the special administrator of his estate, while his sister Tyka and five half-siblings work with the bank to settle Prince’s riches in and out of court.

Rapper/singer Azealia Banks performs onstage during day 2 of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Field on April 14, 2012 in Indio, California *Twitter has had enough of @AzealiaBanks.perruques cheveux naturels The rapper’s account has been suspended in the wake of her racist and homophobic tweets to singer Zayn Malik. Users had been calling on people to report Banks because of her posts. Now that Twitter has taken action, it remains to be seen whether the suspension is temporary or permanent. The platform’s guidelines state that a user can be temporarily or permanently suspended for “abusive tweets or behavior,” including “sending threats to others or impersonating other accounts.” Banks, who also lost her spot in a London concert festival over the offensive tweets, still has her Instagram and Facebook accounts.

*Things did not go well for Jamal Lyon this week on “Empire,” and when Jussie Smollett sent a tweet early Thursday that appeared he would be leaving the Fox drama, the fate of his character seemed all but sealed. In Wednesday’s cliffhanger, Smollett’s character was shot by Freda (who was aiming at Lucious) and rushed into surgery. However, EW reported Thursday that Smollett is not leaving the show because he’s still under contract.perruques cheveux Also, look no further than the episode description for next week’s season finale, when Jamal has a “life-changing experience” that causes him to suspend his music career.

*22-year-old college student Chyna Johnson says she spent her rent money on tickets for Beyoncé’s ‘Formation’ tour — and now the fanatic is facing eviction. She said she “bought Beyonce tickets with my rent money and now I gotta be out by midnight tomorrow.” Speaking to Buzzfeed about her decision, Johnson says she has no regrets. Chyna shared news about the eviction on Twitter, and her post was subsequently shared over 8,000 times, and attracted plenty of support from other Beyonce fans. Many of them responded by saying, “I would have made the exact same choice, girl,” and “You are my spirit animal.” Another wrote: “Apartments are temporary, Beyonce is forever,” to which Chyna replied that she will be “putting this on my tombstone.” Some fans even petitioned Beyonce to pay for Chyna’s rent in recognition of her dedicated fandom, Daily Mailreports. READ RELATED STORY: Beyonce Covers Prince’s ‘The Beautiful Ones’ in Dallas (Watch) However, some Twitter users were quick to accuse Chyna of simply seeking attention, with one writing: “Lies. The eviction process is 90 days at minimum. But this tweet is cute.” But Chyna claims that every word of her story is true, telling BuzzFeed: ‘It is real. I got an eviction letter and everything.’lace front wigs “My priorities are definitely in check to be honest,” she said. “I just am a die-hard Beyoncé fan.” Johnson is about to graduate college and says she wanted to go out with a bang. “I had the time of my life. Literally.” In response to one user saying: “And I hope you have no regrets,” Chyna responded with a simple zero. As for the apartment, Johnson hopes to persuade her landlord to give her an extension on the rent. “I’ve never ever been late on rent before so I’m hoping she would have some mercy on me,” she said.

*On Friday, May 13 on “The Real,” co-host Tamar Braxton candidly explains how she spray tans to maintain her “sun kissed glow!”  Plus, the ladies surprise vlogger Jumoke Hill with a visit from a personal hero to help him in his life-long weight loss journey.  And, creative ways to use muffin pans and budget friendly DIY design tips. Tamar Braxton on Her Sun Kissed Glow: Tamar Braxton:  I want me one of those tanning booths. Tamera Mowry-Housley:  Yeah? Tamar:  Yeah.  We gonna get tanned.  Psssh…Psssh. Adrienne Bailon:  You mean a spray tan? Tamar:  That would be amazing! Adrienne:  A spray tan machine! Tamar:  Won’t he do it! Loni Love:  You tan? Tamar:  I could put some clothes in there, a computer in there, some shoes… Loni:  Wait, wait, wait…you tan? [The Real audience laughs.] Adrienne:  Yeah, we spray tan. Tamar:  I get spray tans. Loni:  Okay. Tamar:  You tried it! Loni:  No. [The Real audience laughs.] Tamar:  You TRIED it!  What you saying? Loni:  Only Caucasian people… Tamar:  It gets you a nice, sun-kissed glow like a Caribbean moon sun spirit on you. Loni:   You’ve got a tan. [Co-host Tamera Mowry-Housley laughs.] Tamar:  It gives you that, like Cancun me… [The Real audience laughs.] Tamar:  Cancun me! Loni:  I can’t get tan. Tamar:  Yes, you can. [The Real co-hosts Tamar Braxton, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Jeannie Mai and Adrienne Bailon all say yes you can.] Loni:  Okay, guys make a segment! [The Real audience laughs.] Adrienne:  It would brighten your skin. Tamar:  It’s amazing. To find out where “The Real” airs in your area, click HERE. cosplay wigs Watch vlogger Jumoke Hill’s Real Surprise! About The Real THE REAL is a one-hour, daily talk show hosted by the dynamic, Emmy® nominated team of Adrienne Bailon, Tamar Braxton, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai and Tamera Mowry-Housley on Fox Television Stations and in national syndication (check local listings), with a rebroadcast on cable network BET. Led by five bold, diverse and outspoken hosts, these women reflect the home audience and unapologetically say what women are actually thinking. Their unique perspectives are brought to life through their candid conversations about topics ranging from their own personal lives to the news of the day to beauty, fashion and relationships. Emmy®nominated for Outstanding Talk Show/Entertainment in its second season, THE REAL is unlike other talk shows, since each of the five hosts is admittedly a “work in progress,” and fearlessly invites the viewers into their lives. Their fresh points of view, youthful energy and passion have turned the traditional talk show on its head. Produced by Telepictures Productions and distributed by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution, The Real originates from Los Angeles. Rachel Miskowiec (Good Morning America, Katie, The Tyra Banks Show, Judge Hatchett, The Ricki Lake Show) is Executive Producer.

*Amber Rosewill host her Slut Walk 2 event on Oct. 1st in downtown Los Angeles. According to her press release, the “mother, philanthropist, feminist and entrepreneur” and her non-profit foundation also launched a CROWDRISE campaign at CrowdRise.com/SlutWalkLA in hopes of raising funds for amenities that will help make this year’s event even bigger than last year’s Slut Walk. Rose’s Slut Walk aims to uplift and empower women and fight against victim blaming when they wear provocative clothing which entice men to respond as men do. Money raised from donations on CrowdRise will be used to “provide on-site services such as HIV testing, counseling, sexual awareness booths, food and merchandise vendors and a host of other services.” Most importantly, donations will support the foundation and organizations across the country that aid women who have been subject to shaming, sexual assault, and rape. READ RELATED NEWS: WATCH Amber Rose Forgive Wiz & Kanye in Emotional ‘SlutWalk’ Talk Pace University student Briana Browne decided to post a video exploring why Black men refuse to date Black women. In “I Would Never Date a Black Woman,” Browne’s subjects discuss why it’s insulting, hurtful, and just plain wrong that some Black men refuse to go out with Black women.Browne, the creator of JustBTV, said she wanted to use the project to give Black women a voice.“‘I Would Never Date a Black Girl’” was my first controversial video. I heard that statement numerous times and I wanted to give the Black females an opportunity to voice their opinion on it; wanted to get their perspective,” she explained. “In addition, I wanted Black females to see this video and not feel discouraged when they heard that statement and of course to teach Black males a little something,”While many black women are sacrificing their wombs and risking their lives to protest and protect men who hate them, many more are starting to wake-up and take notice that this one-sided loyalty is for suckas.Even the younger generation is feeling the sting of this anti-Black women sentiment that seems to be growing among their peers.Check out the video above.