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ESPY Awards: Michael Sam Receives Arthur Ashe Courage Award, Delivers Emotional Speech

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Michael Sam received a standing ovation on Wednesday night as he took the stage to accept the ESPY’s Arthur Ashe Courage Award. Sam, who became the NFL’s first openly gay player this year, brought the crowd to tears with a showstopping, emotional speech.

“The Arthur Ashe Courage Award is a big honor, one much bigger than just me. This year I had a lot of experience being part of something bigger than myself,” the St. Louis Rams defensive end said. “At times, I felt like I’d been living in a massive storm … But I’m here tonight to tell you the lessons I learned about love and respect and being true to yourself will never leave me.”

“The late great Arhur Ashe wasn’t just courageous, he was brilliant too,” the 24-year-old continued as he tried not to cry. “He once put the all the wisdom in the world into three great sentences. Start where you are, use what you have, do what you can. Those were the words to live by, whether you’re black or white, young or old, straight or gay…Football raised me, football taught me about hard work.”

“Arthur Ashe said do what you can … The way I see it, my responsibility at this moment in history is to stand up for everybody out there who wants nothing to be themselves openly. Recently, a friend asked me to talk to his sister, a young woman who was considering killing herself rather than [telling] her loved ones the fact that she was gay,” he said while breaking down in tears.

“When we spoke she told me that she would never consider hurting herself again, and that’s something that somehow my example helped her. It’s amazing to think that by just doing what we can, we can all touch, change and even save lives.”

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Rihanna Admits To Having A “Fluctuating Body Type” — And This Is How She Deals With It

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Earlier this year, rumors were running rampant that Rihanna was pregnant. It became quickly evident that the singer was not carrying, but we are now learning that the apparent weight gain might’ve have ben due to fluctuation.

During an interview with The Cut, Badgalriri suggested she has a “fluctuating body type,” but that she’s learned how to dress for the variations. “I actually have had the pleasure of a fluctuating body type, where one day I can literally fit into something that is bodycon, and then the next day—the next week—I need something oversized,” she said while promoting her new Fenty x Puma line.

She added, “I need a little crop here and a high-waist there to hide that part, you know?”

The singer went on to explain that because people’s bodies are constantly changing, fashion should not be mundane. “I really pay attention every day when I go into the closet about what’s working for my body that morning,” she explained. “I feel like that’s how everyone should go after fashion, because it’s an individual thing.”

She continued, “And then, if you take it further, it’s like: What week are you having? You having a skinny week? You having a fat week? Are we doing arms this week? We doing legs this week? We doing oversized?”

The fashion designer added, “I love to play with silhouettes as well, but I think it’s important to make sure that you wear the thing that works for your body the best, and that’s flattering.”

Rihanna is not just a fashionista, but she is also wildly confident in every garment she rocks. Confidence is major for the singer, who expressed to the fashion outlet that it’s men in black who rule dressing with confidence.

Yes. This is new for me; this is recent. I love a man in black,” she explained. “It’s so sexy and mysterious; confident and secure—all the things I love about a man. So, I’m into that.”

Ri celebrated the launch of her new line just last week. Click here to see photos.

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