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Dylann Roof, the man accused of opening fire and killing nine people inside a historic Black church in Charleston, South Carolina told officials he wanted to start “a race war.”

Roof was taken into custody on Thursday morning in Shelby, North Carolina, less than 14-hours after shooting six women and three men inside Emanuel AME Church. A new Snapchat video shows Roof inside the church, sitting with the group for bible study before announcing that he was there “to shoot black people.”

One of the nine dead, the pastor, state senator, Clementa Picnkney. Pickney’s cousin, Sylvia Johnson, said that Roof came into the church asking for the minister. Johnson recounted to CNN what her friend, who was also a survivor said. “My cousin, being the nice, kind, welcoming person he is, he welcomed him to his congregation, welcomed him to the Bible study, and he sat there for an hour … At the conclusion of the Bible study, they just heard just a ringing of a loud noise, and it was just awful from what I heard,” Johnson said.

Johnson said that when her friend’s son asked the gunman to stop, he replied: “‘No, you’ve raped our women, and you are taking over the country … I have to do what I have to do.’ And he shot the young man.”

Dylann has been charged with 9 counts of murder and is expected in court today.

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Michelle Williams Admits To Being “Suicidal” During Destiny’s Child Days

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Michelle Williams revealed to the world on Wednesday that she was once suicidal.

During an appearances on CBS’s The Talk, the singer admitted that she considered taking her own life during the height of the group’s success. “I’m in one of the top-selling female groups of all time, suffering with depression,” Williams said. 

According to the pop star, she struggled with depression from age 13, but it wasn’t until her 30’s that she came to terms with it. “I think at the age of 25, had I had a name to what I was feeling at the time, I would have disclosed that ‘I’ve been suffering from depression.'”

She continued, “When I disclosed it to our manager [Beyonce’s dad, Mathew Knowles] at the time, bless his heart, he was like, ‘You all just signed a multimillion-dollar deal. You’re about to go on tour. What do you have to be depressed about?'”

Williams then confessed that the depression, which she first chalked up to being tired, got “to the point where I was suicidal… and wanted out.”

Following the singer’s public confession, she took to Twitter to thank fans and the talk show for their support. “Thank you @TheTalkCBS for being a safe place to talk about #depression #mentalhealthawareness!!” she wrote. “Don’t be afraid to reach out for help!”

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