Celebrity Quotes of the Week: Jay Z Declares His Presence Is Charity

Plus, words from Michael B. Jordan and Chaka Khan.

Jay-Z, @S_C_ - Tweet: "RT @thebeginnin Would BIG be on the #MCHG if he was here ?? [Are you going for tears???? wow.oh, sorry, absolutely. BK style]The god MC Jay-Z held his first-ever Twitter Q&A session with fans this week, coinciding with the release of his new Magna Carta Holy Grail album. He got emotional with a question about the Notorious B.I.G. (#RIP). (Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Samsung)

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Jay Z responding to Harry Belafonte’s criticism that he’s turned his back on social responsibility:  - "I’m offended by that because first of all, and this is going to sound arrogant, but my presence is charity. Just who I am… Just like Obama… Obama provides hope.”  (Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Samsung)

Chaka Khan on her 40 years in the music business:  - “I don’t know where the time went. I have no idea. It doesn’t feel like 40 years!”  (Photo: Paul Morigi/Getty Images for BET)

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Chaka Khan on Florida:  - “Well, I am boycotting Florida. I had a booking there last week and I cancelled it. But if any tribute [to Trayvon Martin] comes up I’ll do it. Absolutely.” (Photo: Paul Morigi/Getty Images for BET)

Mike Tyson when no one applauded his entrance at a news conference:  - “There’s no way I’m Charles Manson . . . but I’m never going to be a Mother Teresa, either.” (Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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Mike Tyson when no one applauded his entrance at a news conference:  - “There’s no way I’m Charles Manson . . . but I’m never going to be a Mother Teresa, either.” (Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Riley Cooper apologizing for using the n-word:  - "This is the lowest of lows. This is not the type of person I want to be portrayed as. This isn't the type of person I am. I'm extremely sorry."(Photo: AP Photo/Michael Perez)

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Riley Cooper apologizing for using the n-word:  - "This is the lowest of lows. This is not the type of person I want to be portrayed as. This isn't the type of person I am. I'm extremely sorry."(Photo: AP Photo/Michael Perez)

Michael B. Jordan on his next move after Fruitvale Station:  - "I'm just reading a lot of scripts and taking a lot of meetings trying to figure out the best move.”   (Photo: Mark Davis/Getty Images for Women In Film)

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Michael B. Jordan on his next move after Fruitvale Station:  - "I'm just reading a lot of scripts and taking a lot of meetings trying to figure out the best move.”  (Photo: Mark Davis/Getty Images for Women In Film)

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Harry Belafonte reaching out to Jay Z to squash their public beef:  - "We could sit and have a one on one... let’s understand each other rather than trying to answer these questions...  in a public place.”  (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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Harry Belafonte reaching out to Jay Z to squash their public beef:  - "We could sit and have a one on one... let’s understand each other rather than trying to answer these questions...  in a public place.” (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Don Lemon on how Black America can improve itself:  - "Black people, if you really want to fix the problem, here's just five things that you should think about doing… Pull up your pants… The n-word: stop using it… Respect where you live… Finish school… And just because you can have a baby doesn’t mean you should."  (Photo: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

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Don Lemon on how Black America can improve itself: - "Black people, if you really want to fix the problem, here's just five things that you should think about doing… Pull up your pants… The n-word: stop using it… Respect where you live… Finish school… And just because you can have a baby doesn’t mean you should." (Photo: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

Keenen Ivory Wayans on why his  plans to revive In Living Color didn’t pan out:  - “We did a great pilot, but six months from now, where are we gonna be? It didn’t feel right. It didn’t feel like the longevity was going to be there.” (Photo: Mark Davis/Getty Images for BET)

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Keenen Ivory Wayans on why his plans to revive In Living Color didn’t pan out:  - “We did a great pilot, but six months from now, where are we gonna be? It didn’t feel right. It didn’t feel like the longevity was going to be there.” (Photo: Mark Davis/Getty Images for BET)

Keeping It Classy - Television star Omarosa keeps it simple and sophisticated with soft waves.   (Photo: Alberto Rodriguez/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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Omarosa on where she will move after moving out of the house she and Michael Clarke Duncan shared:  - “Coincidentally, I am looking at a condo in one of Trump’s properties.” (Photo: Alberto Rodriguez/BET/Getty Images for BET)

NeNe Leakes - Is it just us or is the Real Housewives of Atlanta star’s hair a smidgen blonder than usual? Either way, we love the juxtaposition of the ice-white blonde against her creamy brown skin.   (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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NeNe Leakes on being sued by her wedding planner for non-payment:  - I don’t owe her a f****** dime.”(Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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Tyler, the Creator, @f--ktyler - Tweet: "'WHOA TYLER HUGE FAN CAN I GET A PHOTO' YEAH, BUT NAME THREE SONGS ' UH, MAN, YOU GOT ME UNDER PRESSURE' HE COULDNT SO HE WALKED AWAY HAHA"Word of advice for anyone claiming they're a super-fan of Tyler, the Creator: make sure you can list a few of his hits before you ask for a flick. #DontGetCaughtWithTheDumbFace(Photo: Roger Kisby/Getty Images)

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Tyler the Creator on the place rap holds in his life:  - "I love… [rap], but that's not what I really draw a lot of inspiration from at all.” (Photo: Roger Kisby/Getty Images) 

Paula Deen denying she tried to make a Black employee ring a dinner bell in front of one of her restaurants:  - "Fundamentally, Dora [Charles’s] complaint is not about race but about money. It is about an employee that despite over 20 years of generosity feels that she still deserves yet even more financial support from Paula Deen."(Photo: Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)

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Paula Deen denying she tried to make a Black employee ring a dinner bell in front of one of her restaurants:  - "Fundamentally, Dora [Charles’s] complaint is not about race but about money. It is about an employee that despite over 20 years of generosity feels that she still deserves yet even more financial support from Paula Deen."(Photo: Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)