Vanessa Bryant Reaches Settlement In Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Vanessa Bryant has reached a confidential settlement in the wrongful death lawsuit filed against the entities she believes are responsible for the deaths of Kobe and Gianna Bryant, USA Today reports. The suits were filed against the companies that owned and operated the helicopter as well as the estate of the aircraft’s late pilot. Bryant has accused the defendants of negligence. Three other families that lost loved ones in the accident also sued alongside Bryant. They, too, were included in the settlement.

Michael B. Jordan To Rename Rum Brand Following Cultural Appropriation Allegations

Michael B. Jordan issued an apology Tuesday and confirmed plans to rename his new J’Ouvert rum brand. The move comes after the actor was accused of appropriating and capitalizing off of Caribbean culture. Both Nicki Minaj, who is Trinidadian, and the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago have publicly weighed in on on the controversy. “I hear you and want to be clear that we are in the process of renaming,” Jordan wrote on Instagram. “We sincerely apologize and look forward to introducing a brand we can all be proud of.”

Gabrielle Union & Dwyane Wade Launch Skincare Line For Children

Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade continue to make their mark in the parenting space. On the heels of the release of their first children’s book, Shady Baby, the power couple has announced their latest venture ––a children’s skincare brand called Proudly. According to Women’s Wear Daily, products are slated for release at end of 2021.

Eric Adams Takes Lead In NYC Mayoral Primary

New York City mayoral candidate Eric Adams took the lead Tuesday in the Democratic primary race, New York Daily News reports. Absentee ballots and ranked-choice votes are still being counted.

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The second album of late rapper Pop Smoke is slated for release on July 16, Rolling Stone reports. The latest collection, for which a title has yet to be announced, will be released by Victor Victor Worldwide and Republic Records and is already available for pre-order.