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Afeni Shakur, the mother of iconic rapper, Tupac, died on Monday in Sausalito, California at the age of 69.

According to the Marin County Sheriff’s Department, emergency crews responded to a call at 9:34 p.m of a possible cardiac arrest. Afeni was transported to a nearby hospital where she was pronounced dead one hour later.

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The cause of death has yet to be determined.

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Shakur, born as Alice Faye Williams, was a member of the Black Panther Party and spent 11 months in jail after being accused of being connected to several bombings when associated with the party.

Williams served as her own defense attorney and was acquitted on a slew of charges. The philanthropist was released from prison just before her son 2Pac was born in 1971.

One year following the untimely 1996 death of her son, Afeni, the woman who inspired one of Pac’s greatest hits, “Dear Mama,” founded the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation as well as Amaru Entertainment.

Further details surrounding Shakur’s death will be addressed later this morning.

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Dr. Heavenly Explains Her ‘If My Husband Cheated He Didn’t Mean To’ Philosophy

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Dr. Heavenly Kimes has an interesting philosophy on cheating … but then again we’re not surprised.

If you watch Married To Medicine then you know the successful Atlanta, GA dentist dotes on her husband, who she affectionately calls “daddy” and the two have a pretty solid marriage.  So much so, that Kimes believes if he ever cheated on her he didn’t mean to do it.

Kimes made that proclamation after news broke that Dr. Jackie’s husband was having an affair, and of course she had the ladies scratching their heads. HipHollywood sat down with her to get more insight on her viewpoint. Here’s what she had to say.

“I said something that I think a lot of people feel but would not say it, because it’s not a politically correct thing to say,” she explained. “I said if my husband cheated he would not mean to do it. I stand by it, it may sound silly, it may sound funny, I’m not trying to be funny, I don’t think he would have meant to do it.”

“I can’t say it was her, I’m not going to put it all on her, but it had to have been something to make that man go that far,” she adds referring to the other woman. “Maybe I’m naive but I don’t think my husband would just cheat on me and mean to cheat.”

To her credit, Kimes is also a certified relationship coach and has been dishing her advice (solicited or not) to the other wives since season 2. She ended her explanation comparing cheating to a person on a diet. The analogy was pretty hilarious, but actual made a lot of sense.

“I like to compare sex to food because they go together,” she says. “If you’re hungry and you know you’re on a diet and you’re really really trying really hard and somebody comes with a buffet of your favorite foods and lays it all out for you and starts putting … you didn’t mean to eat it but you ate it.”

So do you agree Heavenly? Let us know in the comments below.

 

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