Celebrity Quotes of the Week: R. Kelly's Youngest Child on Being Transgender

Plus, words from Mack Wilds and Ice Cube.


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R. Kelly’s youngest child Jay on coming out as a transgender person:  - “[My mom] was very proud of me, I was like, ‘Thank you mum for accepting the fact that I’m a transgender. And same with my sister, she told me that she was proud of me, and respects me by calling me handsome and calling me her little brother now, and I love her for that, so you know it was great for me.” (Photos from LEft: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Clear Channel), Jay Kelly via Instagram)


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Chuck D’s criticism of Hot 97’s Summer Jam concert and its allowing the n-word to be uttered by artists:  - "That s**** is over. If there was a festival and it was filled with anti-Semitic slurs ... or racial slurs at anyone but Black people, what do you think would happen? Why does there have to be such a double standard?"(Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)


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Wendy Williams on rumors that Beyoncé is getting flirty with her bodyguard:  - “I was reading that Jay Z is reportedly very jealous of Julius and wants him fired. Julius should have been fired the day that he let that all go down in the elevator. My thing is, how are you going to get a bodyguard that looks better than your husband?”(Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images)


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Ice Cube on his old N.W.A lyrics that some would deem homophobic:  - “With my records I wouldn’t change nothing. With my records, everybody gets it: nobody is safe. If you straight, you gettin' it. If you gay, you gettin' it. Man or woman you gettin’ it. Black/white.” Photo: Christopher Polk/Getty Images for MTV)


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Tina Campbell on if she trusts her husband after his infidelity:  - “All of my trust has come back. I love my husband more than I ever did. I am deeply in love with him.”(Photo: Gary Gershoff/Getty Images for Super Bowl)


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Casper Smart on rumors he cheated on Jennifer Lopez with a transgender model:  - "There is no truth to any meeting or physical encounter. I am weighing my options on the appropriate action to take against Xristina Marie and/or The Sun." (Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

The Perfect Pick-Me-Up - Kendrick Lamar ?s latest single ?i,? with the simple theme of ?I love myself? it is an instant self-esteem booster sure to put a smile on even the Grinch?s face. But K. Dot isn?t the only hip hop star shining rays of positivity; keep reading for more rap songs that are sure boost your confidence. ?Dominique Zonye? (@DominiqueZonyee)(Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

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Kendrick Lamar’s response to Lupe Fiasco saying he wasn’t the best rapper:  - "Everybody [is] entitled to their own opinion, you feel me? I just continue to do what I do. Everybody feels they own aspects of it and how they look at different artists, but I just continue to do what I do."(Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Clear Channel)


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Game on a supposed $20,000 bet he won against Kevin Duran, which was to go his youth basketball team:   - "It ain't that they need it [the shoes] 'cause I bought all 120 kids LeBrons out my own pocket as you can see on their Instagram. But I thought it would be cool for them to meet you and be able to ball in your shoes especially since they look up to you." (Photos from left: Charley Gallay/Getty Images for 2K, Scott Halleran/Getty Images)


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Peter Rosenberg’s response to Chuck D’s criticism of Hot 97:  - "We love you, you're a father of this game, you contributed but we did not elect you president of the culture. No one owns hip hop."(Photos from left: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for Roc Nation, Rob Kim/Getty Images)


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Lupe Fiasco on the challenges of being a Muslim in the rap industry:   - "It just depends on who you put yourself around. I'll see friends who smoke and unfortunately some friends who drink, and some other things that we're not supposed to be seeing or doing…at the end of the day we're human."(Photo: Judy Eddy/WENN.com)


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Mack Wilds on his debut LP New York: A Love Story:  - “The way I look at it is, this album was like my Reasonable Doubt, or to go back to Michael, my Off the Wall. I still gotta make Thriller.” (Photo: BET)

Kerry?s Disheveled Fishtail - Twist-outs and rod sets aren?t the only protective styles on the block. Update your look this season with a messy French braid pulled to the side ? la Kerry Washington.  (Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for NAACP Image Awards)

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Kerry Washington on motherhood: “ - I will say I feel really, really blessed. I just feel really blessed that I’m kind of living extraordinary dreams come true in my work life and in my personal life.”(Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for NAACP Image Awards)