EBONY Rundown: Delta Variant Infects Fully Vaccinated Adults, Lil Kim Wants a Verzuz Battle With Nicki Minaj, and More

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Fully Vaccinated Adults Infected With Delta Variant

Approximately half of the adults infected with the Delta variant of coronavirus in Israel were fully vaccinated with the Pfizer Inc. vaccine, The Wall Street Journal reports. Israeli officials say that 90% of new infections were caused by the Delta variant and approximately half those cases were in children under 16 years of age, most of whom were unvaccinated.

Lil’ Kim Challenges Nicki Minaj to Verzuz Battle

Sunday, at the BET Awards, Lil’ Kim told DJ Envy that she’s interested in being matched up with Nicki Minaj for a Verzuz battle. Though Nicki has yet to respond to the challenge, the matchup could help to serve as a bridge between the two emcees, who have experienced their share of conflict in the past.

Lil Nas X Reacts to BET Awards Backlash

Lil Nas X is responding to criticism after he kissed a background dancer at the end of his set at the BET Awards. “Y’all hate yourselves so much. Y’all live your lives trying your best to appease straight ppl,” Nas tweeted Monday. “Y’all are uncomfortable with what I do because y’all are afraid they will be uncomfortable with you. Work on yourselves, I love who I am and whatever I decide to do. Get there.”

Gregg Leakes Battling Cancer For A Second Time

Gregg Leakes‘ cancer has returned, according to his wife, NeNe Leakes. In an interview with The Jasmine Brand, the Real Housewives of Atlanta star shared that her husband, who was first diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer back in 2018, had been in the hospital for nearly a week recovering from surgery. “I’d love for everybody to pray for Gregg, that would be beautiful. Pray for his strength,” said Leakes. “And pray for me too.”

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Safaree Samuels Welcomes Second Child

Monday, Safaree Samuels took to Instagram to announced the birth of his son. This is the reality star’s second child with his estranged wife, Erica Mena. In May, Mena filed to end her marriage just weeks after announcing her second pregnancy.

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