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It looks like Snoop Dogg will be joining Jada Pinkett Smith and Spike Lee in boycotting the 2016 Academy Awards.

On Monday night, the rapper explained in an Instagram post that he will not be tuning in for the Oscars on February 28 because there “ain’t no n*ggas nominated.”

“Somebody asked me if I was going to watch the muthaf*ckin Oscars,” he said. “F*ck no. What the f*ck am I going to watch that bullsh*t for.”

He continued, “They ain’t got no n*ggas nominated. All these great movies and all this great sh*t ya’ll keep stealing from us. F*ck you.”

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On Monday, Jada and Spike made headlines after revealing that they will be boycotting this year’s award show because of the lack of diversity, something that the Academy’s president, Cheryl Boone Isaacs said she wants to change.

It what appears to be some damage control, Isaacs released a statement following the boycott announcements that read:

“I’d like to acknowledge the wonderful work of this year’s nominees. While we celebrate their extraordinary achievements, I am both heartbroken and frustrated about the lack of inclusion. This is a difficult but important conversation, and it’s time for big changes. The Academy is taking dramatic steps to alter the makeup of our membership. In the coming days and weeks we will conduct a review of our membership recruitment in order to bring about much-needed diversity in our 2016 class and beyond.”

The statement continued, “As many of you know, we have implemented changes to diversify our membership in the last four years,” she continued. “But the change is not coming as fast as we would like. We need to do more, and better and more quickly.”

Isaacs concluded, “In the ‘60s and ‘70s it was about recruiting younger members to stay vital and relevant. In 2016, the mandate is inclusion in all of its facets: gender, race, ethnicity and sexual orientation. We recognize the very real concerns of our community, and I so appreciate all of you who have reached out to me in our effort to move forward together.

Following last week’s nominations, #OscarsSoWhite took over social media after Concussion’s Will Smith, Beasts of No Nation’s Idris Elba, Creed star Michael B. Jordan, Creed director, Ryan Coogler nor the cast of N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton were recognized for their outstanding performances.

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  1. Applecorped

    January 19, 2016 at 7:10 AM

    I’m not watching Oscars because they are boring. Throw in impending racial quotas and you have an even more meaningless awards show

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Finally! Taraji P. Henson Confirms Relationship With NFL Baller Kelvin Hayden



Taraji is finally letting the world know what it already knew – she’s in a relationship with NFL cornerback Kelvin Hayden. Henson dished the (cold) tea while on Essence’s Yes, Girl! podcast saying that the reason she kept it a secret was because she’s a private person.

“I’m not the type to blast my personal business. But, you know, I think that’s important for people to know. I’m happy. I’m very very happy. I just am,” the “Empire” actress shared.

Rumors first circulated in December 2015 about Henson and 34-year-old Hayden, who played for the Chicago Bears and the Indianapolis Colts, after photos surfaced of the pair holding hands in Miami. Though Hayden has appeared on her Instagram feed, the Golden Globe winner never confirmed the intimate details until now.

“You know, we’ve been together for two years. No one would really know that because I don’t really blast my info like that. But I’m very happy,” she said.

Taraji girl we could tell. The Hidden Figures actress even broke out singing, “Finally! It has happened to me,”—quoting the CeCe Peniston‘s song “Finally.”

Henson also revealed the couple will be celebrating the holidays together with the new puppy Hayden gifted her with as an early Christmas present.

“Big #KBall with Lil squirt #KBall watching daddy brush his teeth! 😩😂😂😂,” she wrote, teasing a photo of her boo and new pup.

And speaking of Christmas, in case you missed it Taraji hosted her “White Hot Holidays” special on Fox Wednesday night. Peep the clips of Henson having some fun with her celebrity guests including Method Man, DJ Khaled, Neicy Nash, Salt-N-Pepa and The Ying Yang Twins.

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