JOHN WITHERSPOON: Dead at 77
Veteran comedy actor John Witherspoon has passed away at age of 77.
The Detroit native was best known for his roles in the Friday series, The Boondocks and The Wayans Brothers. He also appeared in House Party, I’m Gonna Get You Sucka, and The Richard Pryor Show.
Witherspoon's family gave a statement to Deadline, saying; "It is with deepest sorrow that we can confirm our beloved husband and father, John Witherspoon, one of the hardest working men in show business, died today at his home in Sherman Oaks at the age of 77... He is survived by his wife Angela, and his sons JD, Alexander, and a large family. We are all in shock, please give us a minute for a moment in privacy and we will celebrate his life and his work together. John used to say ‘I’m no big deal’, but he was huge deal to us.”
MEGAN THEE STALLION: Pops Up at Tiny Desk Fest
Who says you can’t twerk on a tiny desk?
Megan Thee Stallion performed at NPR’s first-ever Tiny Desk Fest... Hot Girl Meg ran through hits like “Hot Girl Summer,” “Big Ole Freak,” and “Cash [Ish]” The best part is, the fans who bought tickets didn’t even know who would be performing until Meg popped up and surprised them.
You can check out some snippets on NPR's Instagram
KANYE WEST: Tax Return Was God's Gift
Kanye says a $68 million tax refund was a gift from God.
That's right Ye, that's a BLESSING, who just dropped Jesus Is King, says the lord is using him to “show off.” Yeezy takes it as a sign that last year, he made $115 million and ended up $35 million in debt. This year, he says he “looked up” and "just got $68 million returned to me on my tax returns.”
Kanye told James Corden he was convinced that his recent success was God showing off, and that “Kanye West works for God.”