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Cardi B Deleted Her Instagram Account After Grammy Backlash

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Leave Cardi alone—she earned that historic moment

Instead of basking in the glow of her Grammy Award for Best Rap Album, Cardi B was forced to spend the following hours fighting off critics via social media.

In a since-deleted video Cardi posted to Instagram yesterday, she called out the hypocrisy of this year's responses to her win, starting off by saying: "It's not my style for people to put other people down to uplift somebody else." But, Cardi added, getting understandably emotional, "I've been taking a lot of shit today. I'm seeing a lot of bullshit today and I saw a lot of shit last night, and I'm sick of this shit. I work hard for my motherfucking album." Cardi also made clear that she had to overcome the expectations that, as a pregnant woman, she wouldn't be able to release anything worthwhile, and instead she released a double platinum album. Watch the full video, captured by @musicnewsfact on Twitter, below.

Other Cardi critics used her win to pit her against other women, as when BET tweeted, "Meanwhile Nicki is being dragged by her lacefront," making the infamous (and stale) beef the story rather than Cardi's hard work. Minaj quickly took note and cut ties with BET by dropping out of its festival and award show. BET has since apologized.

But Cardi wasn't just caught in the crossfire of a petty tweet. There was also blowback from Mac Miller fans—including his ex Ariana Grande—who were not only upset Miller hadn't won this award posthumously, but also that the Grammys had flown Miller's parents in to accept on his behalf should he win, only for him not to get the award. While emotions obviously were running high surrounding Miller, it's hardly Cardi's fault that she won, and the fact that she paid homage to him backstage following her win shows that Miller was on her mind.

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While the song should serve as a reminder to your exes

Just a day after dropping new single "Nunya," featuring Dom Kennedy, Kehlani has released the winter-wonderland visuals to go along with. The singer, NYLON November cover star, and mother-to-be rocks some of the best winter 'fits I've seen in a while, including a glorious puffer jacket that could double as a down comforter that I absolutely need in my life right now.

Kehlani is clearly living her best life up in some snow-filled forest hideaway, vibing on the beach at sunset and sipping on something bubbly as she coolly reminds nosy exes that who she's with is "nunya business." There's not much of a story line (unlike her recent "Nights Like This" video); the main takeaway is that Kehlani is busy dancing through a forest, missing no one and chilling amongst people who are clearly not the subjects of the song.

Kehlani is only two short months away from bringing baby Adeya into the world, who she thanked for helping her get through the video process. "Shot that 7 months pregnant in da snow..." Kehlani wrote on Twitter, adding, "thank u baby for da motivation, mommy was FROZE."

Even from the womb, Adeya has been hustling hard alongside her momma. Twitter user @ODtheMC pointed out that this is already her second music video appearance, and she's not even been born.

Get some mulled wine ready and escape into Kehlani's winter getaway, below. Stay tuned for her forthcoming mixtape, While We Wait, out on February 22.

Kehlani - Nunya (feat. Dom Kennedy) [Official Music Video] www.youtube.com

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As in Black Panther Political Party leader

It's been a running joke that the Black parents/grandparents of millennials were really confused about all of the Black Panther hoopla ahead of its 2018 release. Many of them were anticipating a movie about members of the Black Panther Political Party and didn't know who the hell T'Challa was. Well, those people are about to have their moment, and we're about to have another one.

Variety is reporting that Fred Hampton, the Black Panther leader at the center of the upcoming biopic Jesus Was My Homeboy, could be played by none other than Daniel Kaluuya. Apparently, he is in negotiations for the role. And he's not the only Black Panther alum in the mix. The Warner Bros. project is being produced by Black Panther director, Ryan Coogler. The same article reports that the forever swoon-worthy Lakeith Stanfield—who appeared with Kaluuya in Jordan Peele's Get Out—is also in negotiations, to play William O'Neal, an FBI informant who infiltrated the Black Panther Party.

Coogler and Charles King are putting together a dream cast to tell a difficult story. Hampton was killed by the Chicago Police Department, while his pregnant girlfriend lay next to him, thanks in part to information they received from O'Neal. Whenever it's out, I strongly recommend having Black Panther queued up as a palate cleanser.

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