While hoax allegations swirl around Jussie Smollett's alleged racist, homophobic-fueled attack, Chicago Police Department Chief Communications Officer Anthony Guglielmi tweeted Sunday that police are unable to "confirm, deny or comment" on details "unofficially released." 

Shark Tank star Daymond John came to Katy Perry's defense after the singer's shoe collection was accused of promoting blackface through her "Rue Face Slip of Loafer" and "Ora Face Block Heel Sandals," which have since been pulled from the line.

YBN Almighty Jay is being investigated for allegedly jacking another rapper's chain, Rolex and cash ... TMZ has learned. 

There's never a bad reason to bring out Meek Mill. The NBA knows this, and that's why they had him to open the All-Star Game in Charlotte. Though the rapper isn't connected to North Carolina in the same way as halftime performer J. Cole, he did just put out an album with a vaguely sporty title and he's the barking voice behind the hypest left turn in the history of hip-hop making him a perfect fit for the All-Star Game.