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NO NO NO...I DIDN'T SAY THAT! Mathew Knowles FILES DEFAMATION Lawsuit OVER DISPARAGING Remarks About Beyonce + Lauryn Hill RANTS About RACISM

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Mathew Knowles plans to take a British tabloid to court after it printed what he called a mispresentation of his relationship with Beyonce and Blue Ivy. Read his statement inside....

 

Music World owner Mathew Knowles is suiting up for a fight now that he's dropped a bombshell lawsuit on THE SUN, a UK tabloid for "knowingly and maliciously misrepresented [his] relationship with his daughter, Beyoncé, and with his granddaughter."  

You'll recall that we told you about a salacious interview printed in The Sun that painted the relationship between Beyonce and Mathew as "tense" and even insinuated that he had not met his granddaughter Blue Ivy.  Of course, we found out that Mathew had indeed met Blue Ivy once Bey's HBO documentary, Life Is But A Dream aired.  And now, Mathew is suing for unspecified damages, defamation and breach of contract. In a statement to E! News he said,

"My daughters and my family mean the world to me," he said. "The barrage of repeated falsehoods spawned by the British Sun's defamatory article has been exhausting and personally damaging to me. No matter how many papers it sells or web hits it generates, The Sun, like any newspaper, needs to maintain a basic level of journalistic integrity. The Sun crossed the line when it went after my family. The Sun needs to be held responsible for its lies in a court of law. This happens too often to too many people, and it is simply unfair."

News Corp., the owner of The Sun, has not responded to the lawsuit.  No surprise there...

 

And in strong political statements.....

 

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Ms. Lauryn Hill has posted a long blog about reverse racism.  And it's all stemming from her big IRS case she's been going through.  Here's a portion of the essay....

MLH On Racism
The concept of reverse racism is flawed, if not absolutely ridiculous. Most, if not all of the negative responses from people of color toward white people, are reactions to the hatred, violence, cruelty and brutality that they were shown by white people for centuries. Much of the foundation of the modern world was built on the forced free labor of black peoples. The African Slave Trade, the institution of slavery, colonialism, its derivative systems, and the multiple holocausts throughout history, where whites used race as the defining reason to justify their oppression, conquest, and brutal treatment of non-white peoples, are how race became such a factor to begin with.

The initial claim by the oppressors, followed a moral imperative (so they said) that people outside of Occidental and European birth were in savage and cursed conditions, and that God justified the captivity of these people, and the rape and pillage of their lands.

Ironically, these oppressors would try to discard this same God, who supposedly justified this brutality, in the name of Darwin, whose famous line ‘survival of the fittest’ was used to justify criminal behavior once the Bible could no longer be used as a hiding place for economic domination and evil intention.

Spirituality and morality were replaced by capitalism, and with it a conscious shift of focus toward the exploitation of the vulnerable.

In order to justify reverse racism one would have to first create an even playing field, undo the generations of torture, terror, and brutality, and then judge whether or not a non-white person is in fact a racist. This approach would require people to examine the need/addiction to feel superior to someone else for no justifiable reason, and the myriad policies: Spiritual, political and social, that it bore. True dominion is self evident and not the result of sabotaging another in order to achieve it. That would be an illegitimate as well as a fleeting position. The Universe, will eventually seek to right/balance itself.

 

Oh Lauryn.  Read the entire piece here.

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THIS LITTLE BLOG IS TOO

THIS LITTLE BLOG IS TOO AMUSING. U PEOPLE COMMENT LIKE U SITIING IN THESE FOLKS LIVINGROOMS HAVING CONVOS OVER TEA LOL NO MATTER WHAT A FAMILY GOES THROUGH A PARENT NEVER LOSES LOVE FOR THEIR CHILD SO TO SAY HE HATES HIS DAUGHTER FOR NO APPARENT REASON IS ABSURD BUT I KNOW THIS A BLOG BLAH BLAH BUT THEN COMES MLH WHILE I AGREE WITH ALOT OF THINGS SHE SAID TO ME THIS IS AN AMERICAN PROBLEM I HAVE WITNESSED AND WORK WITH PLENTY OF FOREIGNORS WHO LIVED IN 100X WORSE ARRANGMENTS THAN THESE AMERICAN PROJECTS, COME TO THIS COUNTRY WITH ABSOULUTELY NOTHING BUT THEIR CLOTHES ON THEIR BACK AND NO FUNDING OR GOVERNMENT HELP GET OUT HERE AND GRIND THEIR AZZES OFF TO GET AN EDUCATION AND MAKE A BETTER LIVING FOR THEMSELVES. SEE ITS EMBEDDED IN THEM TO WORK FOR WHAT THEY WANT OK YES IS AND WAS THERE RACISM YES BUT IF NO ONE IS HOLDING A GUN TO UR HEAD THEN WHATS WRONG WITH YOU GRINDING AND I MEAN WIPINGS FLOORS WINDOWS AND FLIPPING BURGERS IF NEED BE TO MAKE IT THROUGH AND NOT BLAME HOW WE CAME UP 100 YRS AGO THATS THE BRAINWASHING RIGHT THERE DWELLING ON THE PAST AND DOIN NOTHING TO ADVANCE THE FURTURE. I STAY HEARING PEOPLE SAY I'M NOT WORKING THIS JOB AND THAT JOB AND THE MAN HOLDING ME BACK OR WHY CELEBRITIES DONT DO THIS THAT AND THE THIRD LIKE THEY WERENT REGULAR PEOPLE LIKE US B4 THAT SO JUST B/C THEY WORKED HARD WHETHER U LIKED WHAT DID THEY EARNED IT EVERYBODY IS SAYNG HOW HELD BACK BLACK PEOPLE ARE BUT WHAT ARE YOU ALL DOING IN YOUR OWN NEIGHBORHOODS TO MAKE CHANGE AND B4 I AM CURSED OUT I GOT MY DEGRESS RESEARCHED WHERE I COULD FIND MONEY OUT HERE AND DEVELOPED A REC CENTERS IN 4 AREAS OF MY CITY GOT SOME NURSING FRIENDS TO WORK THEIR FOR HEALTHCARE PRELAW STUDENTS FOR THE BUSINESS SIDE AND ALLLLLL OF THEM I MENTIONED ARE BLACK WE DONT SIT AROUND AND DWELL ON HOW OUR ANCESTORS WERE RAISED AND ACT LIKE WE CANT MAKE A CHANGE MAYBE SOME OF U SHOULD THINK ABOUT THIS IJS
UNBOTHERED BUT U R LOL's picture

lauryn is absolutely right

lauryn is absolutely right
leesh's picture

It's not a "rant" Natasha,

It's not a "rant" Natasha, it's the mf TRUTH! Deal with it! I'm so sick of coon niggas who feel that they've "arrived" and try to deflect social issues that plague the black community and keep us at a disadvantage simply because of them wanting to preserve their bottom line. Screw that. Coon niggas are a bigger threat to the black community than any racist white, yellow, blue or green person is.
Carmen CaBoom's picture

It's not a "rant" Natasha,

It's not a "rant" Natasha, it's the mf TRUTH! Deal with it! I'm so sick of coon niggas who feel that they've "arrived" and try to deflect social issues that plague the black community and keep us at a disadvantage simply because of them wanting to preserve their bottom line. Screw that. Coon niggas are a bigger threat to the black community than any racist white, yellow, blue or green person is.
Carmen CaBoom's picture

all you ladies on here giving

all you ladies on here giving this woman points for her rants, but are avioding the fact that she broke the law, there was no racism involved here . i am a black man and i can see that .until she learn to pay her taxes and come out with a hit song............shut up and pay your taxes. quit using the racism card to get out of paying your taxes.
mybigboy1979's picture

Thats not at all what she's

Thats not at all what she's doing. The topic is reverse racism. When you read and don't comprehend whats written, you're feeding stereotypes. You're probably the same person defending Paula Deen.
KENNEDY78's picture

For the past few years all I

For the past few years all I have read is negative articles about Lauryn Hill. From tax problems to being manic-depressive, it seemed nothing good was happening for Lauryn Hill. Well, whatever problems Lauryn Hill has had it has not diminished her ability to think. That was as well conceived and thought out blog on reverse racism as I have ever read.
Always thinking's picture

His money must really be

His money must really be funny for him to sue a tabloid. He probably made millions managing Destiny Child and probably has nothing to show for it but a home, a baby, memories of hoes and a hole between his nostroils.....SMDH
Somerknight's picture

Say what you will about

Say what you will about Lauryn but that woman has a brilliant mind!
Awwwww Shucks's picture

So brillant not to pay taxes

So brillant not to pay taxes as all of us working people do. So i guess she doesn't fall in the category of the clelebrities on here that yall say should give to this that and third lol Yes we know the system and how we've been treated for yrs its only so many intelluctual ways to explain it but are we going to dwell on the past or do something to improve the future Last i checked "the man" aint holding a gun to ur head tellin you what u cant do IJS
UNBOTHERED BUT U R LOL's picture

She does. I hate when people

She does. I hate when people use that term: "reverse racism". Its so dumb, by definition blacks can't be racist. Whites love to exclude and control everything. When we exhibit those same behaviors they call it racism when its just cause and effect, simple math.
KENNEDY78's picture

shut up and pay your taxes

shut up and pay your taxes
mybigboy1979's picture

lol

lol
Sunny Tesca's picture

Preach Lauryn! I too am

Preach Lauryn! I too am trying my hardest to open people's consciousness. I so get it. These people are thinking and strategizing against us. They're on the golf courses, in the boardrooms and behind closed doors insuring the brilliant brainwashing they've done on us remains in tact. People please read everything by Dr John Henrik Clarke, read Brainwashed by Tom Burrell and I bet you, you'll get it. And while you're at it, watch Hidden Colors 1 & 2. All of this will be the start of the education you didn't get in the White American educational system. That system was designed for them, not us, so we don't know who we are, but they do, that's why it's all out war in every facet of our lives, surely you feel it, you experience it daily, what you going to do about it? We come from the mightiest of the mighty, how we going to allow ourselves to remain in this condition? Please, READ!
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qtipp81's picture

Über pissed my comment didn't

Über pissed my comment didn't post :( So in a nutshell: not seeing the tax connection, disappointed at the "Oh Lauryn" (drove me to post for the first time), and she is spitting the UGLY truth. Hello!!!
qtipp81's picture

I never felt the need to post

I never felt the need to post until today. I understand that this is all "opinion" and a public forum. Therefore the one who posted this story obviously thought it was a rant. I just would like to know why? Because of it's length? How did you come to the conclusion (though I do understand that is "fresh," and within that one may assume her only hindrance at the present), that this had anything to do with taxes?? It's just the flat out ugly truth...lastly, why the "Oh Lauryn?" Not that you care, but I was disappointed...like kind of made me sad. Tax related or not, it is the flat out truth.
qtipp81's picture

My bad...scroll to the top

My bad...scroll to the top silly!
qtipp81's picture

THE BOTTOM LINE, IS WE NEED

THE BOTTOM LINE, IS WE NEED MORE,SISTERS LIKE LAURYN HILL TO SPEAK THERE MINES NO JUST,BE TALKING OUT THE SIDE OF THERE NECKS AND SHE IS NOT CRAZY OMG HOW I JUST RESPECT HER BEING SO SO REAL, AS OF CRAZY B SHE HAS THE MARK OF THEV BEAST SELF OBSORBERD , VERY GREEDY AND VERY TASTELESS, EVEN HER. FATHER HATES HER THATS À SHAME THAT IS SO MESSED UP SHE NEED 2BOW DOWN AND PRAY TO GOD. BEFORE SHE END UP LIKE,PAULA DEEN.
miSSyCatsss's picture

I like what Lauryn Hill had

I like what Lauryn Hill had to say and I agree with it.
BEEMA ETHEL's picture

The Sun didn't make Mathew

The Sun didn't make Mathew Knowles a non-factor, he did. His reputation from the way he treated the original members up until is illegitimate child and removal by his daughter has been shady. It was only time.
BealieveIt's picture

EVERYTHING Lauryn Hill said

EVERYTHING Lauryn Hill said is TRUE. If you count everything that Europeans and whites have done to other ethnic groups, Chicago black crime intensified 1000% couldn't compare. Because we lack knowledge of history and current world affairs, it's easier to judge black flaws, which is ridiculous in comparison to what Europeans and whites have done.
BealieveIt's picture

What is the meaning of "Oh

What is the meaning of "Oh Lauyrn", she is quite correct in what she is saying. Why is TheYBF jumping on the Lauryn is crazy bandwagon. No!, she is very much sane and very knowledgeable. She says what people do not want to hear or acknowledge but knows is true, as she said "The whole world suffers from a lack of honest dialogue". Lauryn SPEAK! you are being heard!
belle noire's picture

Oh my god, I love Lauren

Oh my god, I love Lauren hill. I swear reading what Lauren said is what took me 2 years to learn at my university.. she touch on everything from sociology, to history, to science, political science, to economics. When I studied race & ethnicity for my sociology major my professor taught us the same thing. how the source of marginalized or some minority groups racism toward others is a reaction to to marginalization they continue to face. Where as groups in power racism is in some way related to convergence, meaning they can acknowledge other people marginalization as long as it is in their interest and maintain their dominance. Now that does not have to be just with race, that can also be seen in sexism. Im ranting right now so im going to stop but I love her for touching on these topics. Some people have been taught be colorblind, which is fine, but they dont acknowledge the social privledge they have that continues to marginalize minorities. Everything Lauren said will go over the heads of people not educated on social matters. I LOVE EQUALITY!!!!

BOTTOM LINE: Your Energy

BOTTOM LINE: Your Energy attracts or detracts the people involved in your life.....its all about YOU <------------
Jesus H. Christ's picture

You cant help that you are

You cant help that you are born into social injustice. You are not getting what MLH was saying. About inequality in the constructed social world.

SMH maybe u shoulda said u

SMH maybe u shoulda said u can't change being born into social injustice to but u can help it. There are people fr other countries fr a heck of lot worse circumstances than Americans that come here with NOTHING will do any job possible with no funding or governement help to create a new life for their families sooooo y cant we do it in our OWN COUNTRY ...oh yea that real brainwashing "the man" is unfair and holding us back" syndrome lol
UNBOTHERED BUT U R LOL's picture

Well said Lassiter, and you

Well said Lassiter, and you are very correct about this going over the heads of people not educated on social matters... Love Lauryn!
belle noire's picture

Right behind you belle and

Right behind you belle and Lassiter, it took me two reads and my webster's dictionary app (for dominion) to catch MLH's drift and I'm a master's student. The ratchet-ista's of the world will never catch the power of THAT tea!! I ain't pointing no elbows either......
Betnotsay's picture

Betnotsay, I just finished

Betnotsay, I just finished reading the entire piece, dictionary on call also...lol. Many points I loved however this one stuck with me the most "People, like plants, grow where the light is. When you enclose a plant and limit its light source, it will bend itself toward the light, for the light is necessary for its survival. This same thing happens to people locked in communities where little light and little opportunity is allowed them, survival then forces them to twist and/or bend toward the only way of escape." - Powerful analogy very truthful.
belle noire's picture

.....or you can just interact

.....or you can just interact with everyone & be happy...........
Jesus H. Christ's picture

Aww not even her daddy likes

Aww not even her daddy likes her.
Crazy Sexy Cool's picture

like Father..like Daughter

like Father..like Daughter <--- both are Money & Power driven = unhappy human being...........
Jesus H. Christ's picture

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