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Offset Responds To Snoop Dogg’s Criticism of “WAP”: “We Should Uplift Our Women”

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  • Snoop Dogg recently criticized Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s hit “WAP,” saying, “Let’s have some imagination…privacy, some intimacy where he wants to find out as opposed to you telling him.”
  • “That’s your jewel of the Nile. That’s what you should hold onto. That should be a possession that no one gets to know about until they know about it,” he added.
  • Many slammed his remarks as sexist, pointing to sexually explicit lyrics in his own music catalog. In response, Migos rapper Offset, who is married to Cardi B, said he loves Snoop but believed men shouldn’t get into women’s business or shoot down women empowerment.
  • “We should uplift our women and don’t say what they can and can’t do. You know how long women have been told they can’t do something?” Offset added. Snoop Dogg later said the two female rappers know he supports them and accused the media of portraying him as a “hater.”

What Did Snoop Dogg Say?

Migo’s rapper Offset showed support for his wife Cardi B on Saturday after Snoop Dogg criticized her smash hit with Megan Thee Stallion, “WAP.”

“Oh my god. Slow down, like slow down,” Snoop Dogg said in a recent interview with Central Ave when asked about the song. “Let’s have some imagination. Let’s have some, you know, privacy, some intimacy where he wants to find out as opposed to you telling him.”

“To me it’s like, it’s too fashionable. When that secrecy, that should be a woman’s…that’s like your pride and possession. That’s your jewel of the Nile. That’s what you should hold onto. That should be a possession that no one gets to know about until they know about it,” he continued.

The iconic rapper went on to talk about how this is a different era and music for a different generation.

“When I was young, 21, 22, I might have been with the movement. I might have even been on the remix,” he admitted.

But as an older man, it’s like, I love it that they’re expressing themselves and they’re doing their thing. I just don’t want it that fashionable to where young girls feel like they can express themselves like that without even knowing that that is a jewel that they hold onto until the right person comes around.”

Accusations of Double Standards

Those comments caused Snoop a bit of backlash, with people calling him sexist and pointing to double standards in the music industry.

In fact, many found the remarks especially strange coming from the man who put out the 1993 album “Doggystyle.” This is also the same guy who has sung lyrics like:

Song: “Bitches Ain’t Shit,” by Dr. Dre featuring Snoop Doggy Dogg, Daz, Kurupt, and Jewell

There’s no real mystery about what he means there. 

Perhaps you also remember his hit song, “Ain’t No Fun (If the Homies Can’t Have None)” – a jam about sharing your girl with your friends, with wholesome lyrics like:

Song: “Ain’t No Fun (If the Homies Cant Have None)” by Snoop Dogg feat. Nate Dogg, Warren G, & Kurupt.

These are far from the only examples of sexually explicit lyrics in Snoop Dogg’s catalog of work, but the point is that the rapper hasn’t exactly left much to the imagination in his own music either.

Offset’s Response

On Saturday, a TMZ staffer asked Offset about the remarks and he said that Cardi is grown. He also noted that he loves Snoop Dogg but hates it when men get into women’s business. 

“It’s entertainment, you know what I’m saying? That’s a number one record, so anybody can say what they wanna say. That’s six-time platinum in three or four months. …and it wasn’t that bad cause it went No. 1.”

“As rappers, we talk about the same shit,” he added.

It’s a lot of women empowerment, like don’t shoot it down. We’ve never had this many artists that’s female artists running this shit. They catching up to us, like passing us and setting records.”

He went on to clarify that he wasn’t trying to diss Snoop, someone he has a good relationship with. At the same time, however, he again said all men should stay out of women’s business.

“The comments probably looking crazy from just staying stuff like that. You know what I’m saying? Stay out of women’s business.”

“Women strong right now. We should uplift our women and don’t say what they can and can’t do. You know how long women have been told they can’t do something or they shouldn’t do this or have been blackballed out of entertainment, in just, in the whole world? So I stay out of female stuff.” 

As far as Snoop’s response, he took to Instagram to accuse the media of painting him in a negative light.

“Stop with the bullshit press I love Cardi b and Meg Music period point blank and they know that I’m in full support of the female M.C. Movement so stop trying to make me a hater,” he wrote.

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Andrew Tate to Remain in Romanian Detention After Losing Appeal

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The controversial influencer, accused of sex trafficking and organized crime, has maintained his innocence. 


Appeal Rejected

A Romanian court on Wednesday upheld a judge’s decision to extend influencer Andrew Tate’s arrest another 30 days.

The judge initially tacked the extra time onto his detention on Jan. 20. According to BBC News, the judge cited “the capacity…of the defendants to exercise permanent psychological control over the victims, including by resorting to constant acts of violence”.

Tate appealed that decision alongside his brother and two others, all of whom were arrested as part of an ongoing sex trafficking and organized crime investigation. The court’s Wednesday decision rejected that appeal, meaning Tate and the other accused individuals will remain in custody until at least Feb. 27. 

Investigators claim that Tate lured victims under the guise of a romantic relationship, only to place them under surveillance and force them to make pornographic content. Tate has denied the accusations. 

“You know I’m innocent,” Tate said to reporters Wednesday morning while walking into the courtroom.

“Ask them for evidence and they will give you none,” he added while leaving court. “Because it doesn’t exist. You’ll find out the truth of this case soon.” 

Tate’s Controversial Online Presence

Ever since December his arrest, Tate’s Twitter account has continued to post sometimes cryptic messages about the investigation into him. 

“Would your life be fine without you?” he tweeted on Tuesday, one day before his appeal was rejected. “In Romania. They can steal your life without a trial. They do not need evidence, In this system, innocent men return to ruined lives. My life outside is fine. But for most men, 6 months detained and their whole life will crumble.”

Tate is a controversial online figure famous for spreading violent misogyny to his often young male followers. He has been banned by a number of social media platforms for his drastic remarks, including one where he said rape victims should “bear responsibility” for the assault they endured. 

Tate and his brother recently added high-profile lawyer Tina Glandian to their defense team. Glandian has previously represented celebrities like Chris Brown, Jussie Smollett, and Kesha. 

On Wednesday, she said there is a “lack of evidence against the Tate brothers.”

“So far the system has failed,” she said, via the Associated Press.

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QTCinderalla Vows to Sue Deepfake Website: “Constant Objectification” is “Exhausting”

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The streamer said that anyone who chooses to view nonconsensual deepfake porn is “the problem.”


QTCinderella Plans Legal Action

Twitch streamer QTCinderalla said during a Monday stream that she is going to sue the maker of a website that hosts explicit deepfake images of herself and other content creators. 

“I promise you, with every part of my fucking soul, I am going to sue you,” QTCinderella, whose real name is Blaire, said through tears. 

Blaire went live after fellow streamer Atrioc accidentally revealed on Twitch that he had an open tab to a website that hosts deepfake porn. Graphic images of high-profile female streamers were visible his browser, and the website also includes deepfakes of more creators, including Blaire. 

Atrioc apologized for accessing deepfake images on a website that promotes explicit content of his female streaming colleagues. He claimed that he got “morbidly curious” and “clicked something” after falling down an artificial intelligence rabbit hole online. 

“It’s gross,” he said. “It’s gross and I’m sorry.” 

In the past, Blaire has talked about having to pay services thousands of dollars to remove graphic deepfake content that has been posted without her consent. Despite those efforts, it is an issue she still has to deal with on a regular basis. 

“Fuck the fucking Internet,” she said during her Monday stream. “Fuck the constant objectification and exploitation of women, it’s exhausting.”

“Fuck Atrioc for showing it to thousands of people,” she continued. “Fuck the people DMing me pictures of myself from that website.” 

The Objectification of Female Streamers

Blaire said that it “should not be a part of [her] job” to constantly fight for this content to be removed from the Internet, nor should it be her job to deal with the onslaught of harassment that comes with the dissemination of these fabricated images. 

“If you are able to look at women who are not selling themselves or benefiting off of being seen sexually — they’re not benefiting, they’re not selling it, they’re not platforming it themselves — if you are able to look at that, you are the problem,” she said. “You see women as an object.” 

On Twitter, she explained that the repercussions of these deepfakes go far beyond exploitation and violation. 

“The amount of body dysmorphia I’ve experienced since seeing those photos has ruined me,” she said. 

She was far from the only person to call out how invasive it is to post or consume deepfake content of people who did not consent to being depicted in a sexual manner. 

“Stop sexualizing people without their consent,” Pokimane, who is also among the female streamers featured on the site, said. “That’s it, that’s the tweet.”

No one should have themselves be put on a deepfake porn website w/o their consent and it’s fucking disgusting at the men who are making light of this shit. fucking despicable,” another person wrote.

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Britney Spears Asks For Privacy After Fans Called Cops to Conduct a Wellness Check on Her

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Fans said they were concerned after the singer deleted her Instagram account.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article was updated to include a statement from Britney Spears


Fans Call 911

Britney Spears said her fans “went a little too far” after some called the police to conduct a wellness check on her. 

The fans, many fueled by online conspiracy theories, were concerned about Spears because she deleted her Instagram account. While this is something the singer has done multiple times in the past, her fans thought she had left secret signals in her last post suggesting she needed help.

Some even posted videos of them calling emergency services on TikTok, a platform that is full of conspiracy videos about Spears. 

“I love and adore my fans but this time things went a little too far and my privacy was invaded,” Spears wrote in a statement on Thursday, citing “prank phone calls” that were made to police.

According to Spears, officers did not enter her home because once they got to her gate, they “quickly realized there was no issue and left immediately.”

“This felt like I was being gaslit and bullied once the incident made it to the news and being portrayed once again in a poor and unfair light by the media,” Spears continued. “During this time in my life, I truly hope the public and my fans who I care so much about can respect my privacy moving forward.”

On Wednesday, a spokesperson for Ventura County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to Page Six that the department “did get calls into our dispatch” but added there was no reason to believe that Spears was “in any kind of harm or any kind of danger.”

That spokesperson declined to say if officials contacted Spears or conducted a wellness check, citing privacy and public trust issues.

The Prominence of Britney Spears Conspiracies 

Just over a year has passed since Spears was freed from a highly restrictive conservatorship that controlled her life and finances for 13 years. Throughout the conservatorship, fans tried to use the pop icon’s social media to pick up clues that she was secretly struggling. She did not publicly speak about the conservatorship until the summer of 2021. 

Now that she has her freedom, fans are still reading heavily into her posts. Some believe there are hidden messages in her captions and in the gestures she does while dancing. Others think she is dead, missing, or hiding and that a body double is being used in her posts. Some are so concerned that they are coordinating a mass effort to pressure the Los Angeles Times into investigating Spears’ whereabouts and safety. 

In the last several years, many have reflected on Spears’ early days in the spotlight and the cruel ways she was harassed and targeted by paparazzi, news outlets, and culture at large. Often the punchline to a joke throughout the 2000s, many now sympathize with Spears, who was forced to endure heavy public scrutiny at a young age. Documentaries like “Framing Britney Spears” prompted many to see Spears as a victim of abusive media tactics, not the “crazy” woman tabloids painted her to be. 

Many are now concerned that fans are only going to subject Spears to a new onslaught of harassment by calling the police to her house. Even if the conspiracy theories are technically well-intentioned and often come from a place of concern, some believe they will jumpstart a media frenzy that could harm Spears’ mental well-being.

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