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The Rock Endorses First Presidential Candidate Ever, Gets Strong Mixed Reaction from Fans

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Dwayne Johnson has just publicly endorsed a presidential candidate for the 2020 election, and now the wrestler-turned-actor is trending with social media filling up with thousands of mixed reactions. Although Johnson’s name has come up in the past as a potential presidential candidate many of his fans would love to see run for office, this marks the first time the Hollywood star has ever publicly endorsed a presidential candidate.

“As a political independent & centrist, I’ve voted for both parties in the past. In this critical presidential election, I’m endorsing Joe Biden & Kamala Harris. Progress takes courage, humanity, empathy, strength, KINDNESS & RESPECT,” Johnson posted on Twitter.

Also included in the tweet is a video of Johnson delving further into his decision to endorse Biden and Harris. The future WWE Hall of Famer reveals that he personally spoke with Biden and Harris about some of the most important issues affecting America today, even including video footage of the call with both candidates.

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“We are approximately five weeks away from election day, arguably the most critical election our country has seen in decades,” Johnson also explains in the video, leading into his chat with Biden and Harris. Before closing out the clip, Johnson also summarizes what he says led to his decision.

“To me, there’s a lot of ways that we as a human race can make progress, but the most powerful way for us to make progress, to me, is through humanity, is through decency,” the Hobbs & Shaw star states. “Progress through humanity, progress through decency, through equality… progress through kindness, ’cause kindness matters.”

Without mentioning the current president of the United States by name, Johnson is making it clear he’s not the biggest fan of Trump. Still, the two are both members of the WWE Universe, as Trump has made several appearances on WWE programming over the years. This even includes a physical altercation with Vince McMahon along with an induction into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2011. Though Johnson is obviously a lock for the Hall of Fame, the world-famous wrestling superstar still has yet to be officially inducted, though he personally inducted his father and grandfather in 2008.

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It goes without saying that politics is a very touchy topic for voters on both sides, and some fiery reactions have been posted online. Many fans who support Trump are making it clear they will no longer support Johnson. According to one tweeter, some former fans have even already begun burning Johnson’s movies in response.

“Unfortunately everyone I know is about to turn our backs to the Rock. We used to be huge fans. My children have already started burning his movie’s. Such a sad day to hear rock say this. My teen’s took this really hard. Figured he was smarter than this,” the tweet reads.

Meanwhile, many other fans of The Rock hoping to see Biden and Harris come out on the winning side in November are backing Johnson’s endorsement. This includes independents as well as Republicans who feel it’s time for a new president to be sworn in.

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“I voted for Trump in 2016 and I’m now voting for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, thank you Rock,” tweets one fan.

In any case, the results of this year’s U.S. presidential election are likely to create widespread controversy, no matter which side wins. To say the least, it’s going to be interesting to see what happens. This news comes to us from The Rock on Twitter.

SOURCE: MOVIE WEB

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SA Rapper AKA’s Fiancée Nelli Tembe Dies After Jumping Off 10th Floor of Hotel Building

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Nelli Tembe, the fiancée of popular South African hip hop artist, AKA, has died after she reportedly jumped out from the tenth floor of a hotel.

The incident occurred on Sunday, April 11, 2021, at the Pepperclub Hotel in Central Cape Town.

Western Cape SA Police spokesperson, Captain Fredierick van Wyk said crime-scene experts were looking for clues at the hotel.

Cape Town Central police are investigating an inquest case after an incident at a hotel this morning at about 7.45 am on the corners of Loop and Bloem streets, Cape Town CBD, where the body of a 22-year-old woman was found deceased,” he said in a statement.

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Witnesses at the scene described hearing shouting and a “loud doof” sound and said they had heard a man calling security and crying.

“Paramedics on the scene have said a female had allegedly jumped from the 10th floor of that building. When paramedics arrived on the scene, she had sustained polytraumatic injuries,” Netcare 911 spokesperson Shawn Herbst said.

She was in a critical condition and they started a full life-support resuscitation. Unfortunately, her injuries were too severe and she was declared deceased,” he added.

It would be recalled AKA and Tembe got engaged two months ago.

The music star took to his Instagram and Twitter, where he announced their engagement.

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Jay-Z to release new album featuring Olamide, Femi Kuti

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US rapper Jay-Z has unveiled the tracklist for his African-themed album titled The Ascension which will be released in a few weeks time.

The album features Olamide, Femi Kuti, Nasty C and Sarkodie all from Africa. On the foreign front, The Ascension features Beyoncé, Rick Ross, H.E.R and the duo of Lighthouse family.

Speaking on the 16-track album, Jay-Z said, “I’ve always wanted to get in touch with my roots and connect to the motherland. You know, Africa is blessed with so much talent and I felt like it was time to tap into that resource. The Ascension is not just talking or focusing on Africa but it’s also about me giving back to the people, familiarizing with the culture and connecting more with the motherland.”

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With The Ascension album, Jay-Z follows the footsteps of his wife Beyonce who in 2019 dropped Lion King: The Gift which features Wizkid, Burna Boy, Tekno, Tiwa Savage, and other African acts.

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“Baba Make I Come Collect Soap?” – Reactions As Cubana Chiefpriest Poses In Spiritualist Attire

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Celebrity Barman, Pascal Okechukwu, popularly known as Cubana Chiefpriest ignited some social media brouhaha after he shared photos of himself in a shrine donned in a spiritualist attire.

Pascal Chibuike Okechukwu popularly known as Cubana Chief Priest is an Imo-born show promoter, businessman, who is the Owner of Club Xhrine in Owerri. This club was founded after he resigned from Cubana Groups as the General manager in 2020, Club Xhrine was launched in December 2020, hosting the biggest show ever in Owerri, The Grand Opening was hosted by Omo Baba Olowo himself Davido.

The nightlife king via his official Instagram page shared some bizarre photos of himself in a shrine with various kinds of assorted drinks placed in front of him.

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Another slide also captured the moment he drank from a cow-horn with depicts culture at its climax.

Sharing the photos, he wrote:

“If You Talk You Collect #GlenmorangieChiefPriest”

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