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Perruzi, Tiwa Savage Mourn Late Davido’s associate, Obama DMW

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Nigerian musicians, Tiwa Savage, Perruzi have penned emotional tributes to late Davido’s close associate, Obama DMW.

Eelive.ng had earlier reported that Obama DMW died on Tuesday after he reportedly drove himself to a hospital in Lagos for treatment following complains of breathing difficulty.

Tiwa Savage, taking to her verified Instagram page to mourn the deceased, described Obama DMW as a peacemaker, hot stepper among other attributes.

She wrote, “Braveheart, strong heart, soft heart, kind heart, pure heart, peacemaker, hot stepper, incoming politician, I know you’d want me to add ‘stylish’ to this list but ummmm… yeah lol (abi @mekkamillions @therealjaybreeze @traficbabz @elizabeth_elohor @tiwaayankoya make I add am?)

“Someone said they tried to ruin your reputation but you saved theirs by not telling your story. I’ve never met anyone as brave/strong as you who was also as soft and kind as you.

“I don’t know why my cheesy jokes always made you laugh; you were ready to take a bullet for your loved ones. 44 my black president, you chilling now, resting well, away from this cruel world.

“All your boys are a wreck, I’m sure you see them all crying like babies. You better tell them to be strong men. I’m allowed to cry, I’m a girl; so don’t try to console me, I won’t listen to you anyway. I really don’t know what you were trying to prove sha, by leaving like this. It is so unlike you.“This isn’t the end; that thing you and I always talked about, I PROMISE I WILL DO IT and you will be proud. We are only burying your body today cause your beautiful spirit can never be contained in that sand and don’t worry we got @manlikeabdul_omw He must finish university or imma whoop his behind. I love you, we love you Habeeb. Till we meet again king.”(sic)

Also, Peruzzi, sharing a video of him alongside the deceased on his Instagram page, wrote “You had the answers to all my questions about life. This one hits different. Love you forever.”

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The Game Arm Wrestles Mike Tyson and Appears to Win

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The Game and former heavyweight boxing champ Mike Tyson recently had a trippy arm-wrestling match where the Compton, Calif. rapper appeared to come out on top.

On Wednesday (May 25), the Hotboxin With Mike Tyson podcast released behind-the-scenes video of an upcoming episode featuring The Game. In the clip, the rapper and boxer engage in a tense but brief arm-wrestling match. In the clip, the two men are sitting on a couch and Tyson has a lit joint in his mouth. Game starts to get the best of Tyson from the jump, before the boxer sees that he is losing and decided to put some extra oomph in his effort.

“Ayo, Mike, chill!” Game yells. “It’s a tie, muthafucka.”

Earlier, Game admitted he was high on shrooms and weed provided by Mike during the encounter. “Mike got me on shrooms, too, y’all. If I’m spaced out for the rest of the day, it’s this nigga fault.”

He added: “Mike got me high as shit, man.”

In an Instagram post, The Game bragged about his apparent triumph. “I beat @MikeTyson arm wrestling & before you get started in the comments… he told me this eye to eye after it was over.”

Game asserted he took it easy on the 55-year-old boxer. “I went light on em in the end cause I love him & I found it in my heart to let him come back lol…Not to mention, he leaning in with his whole body, n pulling on the couch arm… strong ass nigga ha ha ha.”

Check out video of The Game and Mike Tyson’s encounter and arm-wrestling match below.

 

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BTS to Meet With President Biden to Discuss Anti-Asian Hate Crimes

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President Joe Biden will welcome superstar South Korean group BTS to the White House on Tuesday to “discuss Asian inclusion and representation” and to “address anti-Asian hate crimes and discrimination,” according to an announcement from the White House released Thursday.

Biden and the group “will also discuss the importance of diversity and inclusion and BTS’ platform as youth ambassadors who spread a message of hope and positivity across the world,” the statement continues.

The visit by BTS will take place on May 31, the final day of Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

As noted by Politico, the president has been active during the month. He issued a presidential proclamation on April 29 about AANHPI Heritage Month, and he and Vice President Kamala Harris — who is half Filipino — hosted a White House reception earlier in the month that included U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai.

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Two days later, the White House lauded the passage of legislation to establish a commission to study the possible creation of a National Museum of Asian Pacific American History and Culture.

In recent months the president has welcomed several performers, including Olivia Rodrigo and the Jonas Brothers, to the White House, most often as part of vaccination efforts.

“I am beyond honored and humbled to be here today to help spread the message about the importance of youth vaccination,” Rodrigo said in a press conference. “I’m in awe of the work President Biden and Dr. Fauci have done and was happy to help lend my support to this important initiative.”

Rodrigo continued, “It’s important to have conversations with friends and family members, encouraging all communities to get vaccinated and actually get to a vaccination site, which you can do more easily than ever before given how many sites we have and how easy it is to find them at vaccines.gov.”

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Interview With ‘Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey’ Director

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A.A. Milne’s original “Winnie the Pooh” stories only lapsed into the public domain five months ago but the tubby little cubby has already made his foray into slasher films.

“Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey” wrapped earlier this month and the first stills – showing a demonic looking Pooh and Piglet about to pounce on a scantily-clad young woman relaxing in a hot tub – have already set the internet on fire.

In an interview with Variety, director Rhys Waterfield – who is in post-production on four other films including “Firenado” and “Demonic Christmas Tree” – said the response to the stills has been “absolutely crazy.”

“Because of all the press and stuff we’re just going to start expediting the edit and getting it through post production as fast as we can really,” said Waterfield. “But also, making sure it’s still good. It’s gonna be a high priority.”

According to Waterfield, who also wrote and co-produced the film, “Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey” will see Pooh and Piglet as “the main villains […] going on a rampage” after being abandoned by a college-bound Christopher Robin. “Christopher Robin is pulled away from them, and he’s not [given] them food, it’s made Pooh and Piglet’s life quite difficult.”

“Because they’ve had to fend for themselves so much, they’ve essentially become feral,” Waterfield continued. “So they’ve gone back to their animal roots. They’re no longer tame: they’re like a vicious bear and pig who want to go around and try and find prey.”

The film was shot in 10 days in England, not far from Ashdown Forest, the inspiration for Milne’s imaginary Hundred Acre Wood in the “Winnie the Pooh” stories. Although Waterfield declined to reveal the budget for the slasher flick, he said audiences “shouldn’t be expecting this to be a Hollywood level production or anything like that obviously.” Jagged Edge productions, which Waterfield runs with co-producer Scott Jeffrey, made the film and ITN Studios have already signed on to distribute it (a release date is TBC).

Given the premise, the biggest challenge, Waterfield said, was balancing the line between horror and comedy. “Because when you try and do a film like this, and it’s a really wacky concept, it’s very kind of easy to go down a route where nothing is scary and it’s just really ridiculous and really, like, stupid. And we wanted to go between the two.”

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As an example, Waterfield explained the set-up behind the still (above) of a girl relaxing in a jacuzzi with Pooh and Piglet ominously standing nearby. “She’s having a good time and then Pooh and Piglet appear behind her and they chloroform her, take her out of the jacuzzi, and then kind of drive a car over her head,” Waterfield said. “It’s scary but there’s also funny bits because there’s shots of Winnie the Pooh in a car and seeing him with his little ears behind the wheel and like slowly going over there [to kill her.]”

The only worry, especially with all the new-found publicity, is whether Disney will have anything to say about “Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey.” Although Milne’s earliest stories are now out of copyright, Disney retains exclusive use of their interpretations of Pooh Bear and his friends. “We’ve tried to be extremely careful,” said Waterfield. “We knew there was this line between that and we knew what their copyright was and what they’ve done. So we did as much as we could to make sure [the film] was only based on like the 1926 version of it.”

Which is why Waterfield’s Pooh Bear has swapped the little red t-shirt for a lumberjack suit and Piglet is clad in black. It’s also why other characters still in copyright, such as Tigger, will not appear (although there is a scene featuring Eeyore’s tombstone, the miserable donkey having been eaten by a starving Pooh and Piglet.)

“No one is going to mistake this [for Disney],” Waterfield said. “When you see the cover for this and you see the trailers and the stills and all that, there’s no way anyone is going to think this is a child’s version of it. Like, no one who looks at this thinks this is a Disney version. It’s very, very, very different.”

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