Andrew Cuomo, Diddy, Cardi B Call Out Trump for Threatening to Use Military Force to End Riots

The New York Governor finds Donald Trump’s move ‘shameful,’ John Cusack calls the president a ‘dictator,’ while Issa Rae dubs him a ‘white supremacist president’ after his speech in the Rose Garden of the White House.

AceShowbizDonald Trump is making yet another controversial statement while addressing the nationwide riots in the wake of the death of George Floyd. During a speech in the Rose Garden of the White House on Monday, June 1, the president threatened to use the American military to end violent protests.

While he claimed that he is “an ally of peaceful protesters,” he will step in if cities or states “refuse to take the actions that are necessary to defend the life and property of their residents.” If governors fail to take action, POTUS said he would deploy the U.S. military and “quickly solve the problem for them.”

After his speech, Trump then made rare walk on foot to St. John’s Episcopal Church across the street, which was damaged by fire during the protests on Sunday night. He held up a bible in front of its doors for a photo op.

The Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese, Mariann Edgar Budde, whose diocese oversees St. John’s, was “outraged” by Trump’s actions. In an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, she said Trump “used a bible and church of my diocese without permission as a backdrop for a message antithetical to the teachings of Jesus.”

Many have also slammed Trump for his threat to use military force to end the riots. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo wrote on Twitter, “The president is calling out the American military against American citizens. He used the military to push out a peaceful protest so he could have a photo op at a church. It’s all just a reality TV shot for this president,” adding that it was “shameful.”

Sean “P. Diddy” Combs called out the president, tweeting, “TRUMP IS TRIPPIN!!!” Cardi B expressed her disbelief at the president’s statement, “Believe it or not the president have a lot of power in his tongue.Today he held a press conference.Instead of comforting us letting us know that justice will be made and THAT YES !Black lives matter! He goes and threaten the people makin the people more angry !”

John Cusack labeled Trump a “dictator,” while Issa Rae dubbed him a “white supremacist president,” adding that she thinks his “cowardly enablers would rather kill everybody than stop killing black people.” Rosanna Arquette also spoke against Trump, calling him “lawless and disorderly for almost 4 years.”

Joy Behar, “The View” co-host, called for an action to stop the use of violence to end the protests, “All I see are peaceful protestors [sic] being intimidated by Trump’s mounted police. A disgrace. We saw what happened at Kent State many years ago. These are young people. Stop it.” Khalid expressed his disgust as writing, “Martial Law???? Are you f**king serious????”

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Cardi B’s Daughter Kulture, 22 Mos., Gives Her A Big Kiss On The Lips In Cute New Video — Watch

Cardi B showed off that her daughter Kulture knows and understands when her mommy wants a kiss. The rapper asked for a sweet peck and her toddler was right there to give her one on the lips.

Kulture Kiari Cephus definitely knows how to show her mommy Cardi B plenty of love. The 27-year-old rapper shared the sweetest video on May 27 to her Twitter account of some playtime in her bed alongside her 22-month-old daughter. She was seen atop a comforter with Kulture sweetly sucking on her pacifier nearby. Cardi reached up to try to get it out of her mouth, but the toddler wouldn’t let go. Kulture even pulled away with a big smile on her face, like she thought they were playing a game.

Cardi then said, “Give mommy a kiss. Give mommy a kiss.” Kulture sweetly smiled down at Cardi’s phone camera, took out her binky and went right in to fulfill her mama’s request for a kiss on the lips. The “I Like It” rapper then let out a loving laugh at the sweet mother-daughter bonding moment. She was obviously so proud that Kulture knew exactly what to do when her mom wanted some physical affection from her little one.  Cardi captioned the video “Loud and wrong,” as it was a clap back to something a troll told her earlier, about how Kulture didn’t like her mommy cause she would ignore Cardi in videos she posted. The Grammy winner even included the comment at the bottom of her post showing Kulture giving her a kiss.

Use [email protected] tweeted, “Kulture don’t like her momma and that’s the funniest part every video she be ignoring tf outta all that screaming.” He was referring to a video that a fan posted to Twitter earlier in the day that came from one of Cardi’s Instagram live sessions. It showed Kulture sitting on the sofa, quietly playing with a game as the rapper yelled her name loudly over and over again. Kulture didn’t even look up, as she kept sucking on her pacifier and not paying attention to her mom. Even the rapper got a laugh out of it, but the comment that Kulture “didn’t like her mommy” crossed a line. Thus, Cardi gave fans the sweet video of her daughter giving her a kiss to prove the troll wrong.

Fans flipped for the video and what a little cutie Kulture was, while not feeding the troll’s comment. User @shanuddin889 tweeted the observation, “@iamcardib Lmao kulture was about to kiss the camera first,” while @lashortibionda told the rapper, “@iamcardib Kulture’s personality will be iconic I can feel it.” Fan @scorpioAna84 added, “@iamcardib Que LINDA! Got bless her. She’s so precious. You’re a wonderful mom Cardi. Keep it up and raise that little Queen w/lots of love.” That’s exactly what Cardi is doing!

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Cardi B Shows Off Giant Lockdown Tattoo on Her Back

The ‘Bodak Yellow’ femcee has debuted her new body ink in-progress that she has tattooed on her back during the lockdown amid ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

AceShowbiz -Rapper Cardi B has been busy inking a giant butterfly tattoo on her back amid COVID-19 self-isolation.

The “Press” hitmaker showed off her colourful new marking online on her Instagram Stories profile, noting the tattooist, California based Jamie Schene, has been crafting the unfinished piece.

“You guys can see my tatt, almost done. Two more sessions!” Cardi said in the footage which saw the star show off the colourful tattoo featuring roses, other bright flowers and a monarch butterfly.

Cardi, real name Belcalis Almanzar, already has plenty of tattoos across her body, including the name of her husband, Migos rapper Offset, on her thigh.

The Money MC isn’t the only star getting inked during self-isolation. Paris Jackson has also shared videos on social media of a new marking on her foot she inked during coronavirus lockdown.

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Cardi B Says She Wants to Start a GoFundMe for Tiger King's Joe Exotice: 'He Shall Be Free'

Cardi B thinks Joe Exotic deserves another chance.

The “I Like It” rapper has been tweeting up a storm about Netflix’s hit docuseries Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness, particularly her support for breakout star Joseph Maldonado-Passage.

Cardi, 27, even went as far as vowing to help Maldonado-Passage, 57, be released from the 22-year prison sentence that he is serving for paying a hitman $3,000 to kill his rival, Carole Baskin.

“Bout to start a gofundme account for Joe. He shall be free,” she wrote on Saturday. As of Monday afternoon, the tweet has amassed over 48K likes.

 

Cardi showed further support for Maldonado-Passage in additional tweets. “They did Joe so dirty over and over again,” she tweeted Friday.

She also retweeted a meme claiming Baskin killed her first husband Don Lewis and fed him to the tigers in her Florida sanctuary, which she was accused of in the documentary by Maldonado-Passage and others.

Baskin has denied involvement and never been charged. In the series, Baskin refutes any claims or suggestions she had anything to do with her husband’s disappearance, and over the weekend, repeated her position in a statement posted to her organization’s website, calling the claim “absurd.”

“I never threatened him and I certainly had nothing to do with his disappearance. When he disappeared, I did everything I could to assist the police,” the statement says.

On Monday, Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister asked for new leads on Lewis’ disappearance via Twitter.

In 2019, Maldonado-Passage was found guilty for paying a hit man $3,000 to kill Baskin, who runs a sanctuary called the Big Cat Rescue in Tampa, Florida.

The hit did not go through, and Maldonado-Passage was sentenced to 22 years for the attempted murder plot. He was also found guilty of killing five tigers to make room for more big cats at his exotic animal park in Oklahoma. (Maldonado-Passage claimed he “humanely euthanized” the tigers, who were shot in the skull, because they had suffered “14 years of painful walking on declawed paws to the point that they were crippled.”)

Since the release of the docuseries, he has filed a federal lawsuit against various government agencies, as well as his former business partner. In his complaint, he is seeking $94 million in damages.

According to the lawsuit obtained by PEOPLE, the former Oklahoma zookeeper and country music singer claimed $73,840,000 is for loss of personal property; 18 years of research; and care of 200 generic tigers and cross-breeds for 365 days a year, at a boarding rate of $60/day per animal.

The additional $15 million is for false arrest, false imprisonment, selective enforcement and the death of his mother, Shirley. The lawsuit, filed against the U.S. Department of Interior, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and government agents, accused them of violating his civil rights.

In the lawsuit, Maldonado-Passage alleged that government entities targeted him by putting a “generic animal” — a tiger — on the endangered species list, which allowed them to file charges against him to promote their alleged “animal rights agenda.”

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Maldonado-Passage also alleged that a wildlife agent “knowingly accepted statements he knew were false, allowing his witnesses to lie under oath. Misleading a grand jury and not seeking the truth to further an animal rights agenda. False arrest, entrapment, false imprisonment, all contributing to my mother’s death.”

He also claimed he was targeted “because [he] is an openly gay male with the largest collection of generic tigers and crossbreeds.”

Maldonado-Passage is currently serving time in the Grady County Jail in Oklahoma.

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As Cardi B’s Coronavirus Rant Makes the Charts, Meet the DJ Who Created the Remix

The word “viral” has new meaning in the age of coronavirus, but not before DJ iMarkKeyz received the biggest look of his career: a remix of Cardi B’s coronavirus rant that went, well, you know. 

Born and raised in Brooklyn, iMarkKeyz, whose real name is Brandon Davidson, is a local DJ and producer well-known for remixing videos and memes. Once he went to work on Cardi’s unmistakably hilarious world view (viewed more than 25 million times as of this writing), it was a sure winner within just a couple hours of being uploaded to iTunes, where it climbed to No. 11.

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@iamcardib lettin' y'all know sh!t real out here 😩. Y'all know I had to get ignant 😎🚀 • {BEAT/REMIXED BY ME‼️ – FULL SONG LINK'S IN MY BIO‼️} • {Swipe Left For Original Video} . #iMarkkeyz #coronavirus #shitisreal

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Of course, it helped that Cardi gave the remix a cosign by posting it to her 61 million Instagram followers, which was enough to get the song to chart. She also joked about hitting up iMarkkeyz and her label Atlantic to receive her portion of the royalties. 

A week later, Cardi and iMarkkeyz would reveal plans to donate any royalties earned to aid in the battle against coronavirus. “That’s the goal,” says iMarkkeyz, who spoke to Variety about the life-changing moment.

How did you get your start deejaying?
I’ve been into music since I was a kid. What inspired me was the movie “Juice” — there’s a character named DJ Q who was played by Omar Epps, he made me want to be a DJ. I’ve been doing remixes on the internet since 2013. My first viral hit was a song called “Rounds” with Carl Garrett. That was big on Vine. … I was just putting out art. 

Can you take us back to when you first had the idea to sample Cardi B’s coronavirus rank?
I remix a lot of things — it can be a regular song or a video I see online, I’ll just make a song out of it. I’m known for making remixes off people’s Instagram or videos surfacing online. This particular video, people were tagging me and pretty much begging me to do a remix. [Laughs

How do you decide on beats or melodies?
The line where she said Coronavirus, it was a hype type of feeling. In my mind, I wanted a crunk beat to it. Everything doesn’t come out the way I plan it until it’s done, and I don’t really know if it’ll hit or not, but all I do is make stuff. I don’t crave a hit.. 

Still, did you think this one was going to pop off like it did?
Not like how it is now! [Laughs] I knew it was going to be a hit to my followers, but I didn’t know it would reach international level. 

What was your reaction when the song charts on iTunes?
I was flabbergasted on everything. I didn’t expect it. Because the first place I put it on was my website. The only reason why my team and I had put it on iTunes was to save the song from being uploaded by somebody else. It happened to me twice.

Any songs that I’ve remixed where people want me to put on iTunes, I’d reach out to the person I remixed it from. The first song I had, “It’s Above Me Now,” it went viral last year. I reached out to the guy who’s in the video and we had an agreement. But before I got to put it on iTunes, somebody else uploaded it. I had to reach out to the site where they distributed the song and say, “Look, that’s my song. I have the copyright documents that you need.” With this particular song, I knew someone was going to do the same thing just based off experience. It’ll be either me or someone else, and I’m pretty sure you wouldn’t be able to get that money.

She tagged you twice. How many followers did you gain?
About 100,000 on Instagram. It’s been a week now. I didn’t start seeing crazy followers until Monday.  

Was there contact with Cardi and her team?
Yes, me and Cardi sorted everything out. She had reached out to me, her team and the label laid it down the line. … We’re in the works of getting things situated financially as far as where proceeds are going. It’s confidential at the moment, but there’s a lot of great things to come with this.

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