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Bebe Rexha Defends Dad After He Asks Her to Stop Posting Foolish Pornography

February 26, 2019 • By

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Bebe Rexha says she’s “disappointed” in herself after posting a textual content material message from her dad on social media.

Merely days prior to now, the 29-year-old “Last Hurrah” singer took to Instagram Story to share a screenshot of a important message she acquired from her father, Flamur Rexha. Inside the message, Bebe‘s father knowledgeable her to “stop posting stupid pornography” and talked about he’s “very upset” alongside together with her.

“You better stop posting stupid pornography because you make me sick,” Flamur wrote inside the textual content material message. “I can’t take this anymore.”

Bebe‘s dad went on to inform his daughter inside the message that he’s “embarrassed to go in public.”

“I’m very upset with you,” Flamur knowledgeable Bebe. “I can’t believe it.”

Along with a face palm emoji, Bebe captioned the screenshot, “My dad hates me.”

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After seeing the textual content material message put up on Instagram Story, many followers began to criticize Bebe‘s dad for his suggestions to his daughter.

The singer went on to delete the screenshot from social media and took to Twitter to defend her dad amid the backlash.

“Don’t say mean things about my dad please he is an amazing father,” Bebe knowledgeable her social media followers in a since-deleted put up, together with that her dad is “not a bad guy.”

“I should of never have posted that screenshot,” she tweeted. “I’m disappointed in myself. I was being sarcastic. I understand where he is coming [from] as a father and that’s why the text was a bit harsh. I am upset that he still isn’t speaking to me, but he is still my father.”

This comes merely days after Bebe shared that her “Last Hurrah” music video was flagged as “sensitive” on YouTube.

“My video was flagged as ‘sensitive’ on YouTube,” she tweeted her followers last week. “So it can’t trend now.”

“I am woman who is living unapologetically. I’m not gonna be made to feel bad about making ART,” she added in a second tweet. “And yes art to me is my beautiful ass out, boys kissing boys, girls kissing girls, crosses on my body. IF A MALE RAPPER PUT OUT THAT VIDEO OUT IT WOULD BE FINE.”


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High Saudi official asks Congress to withhold judgment on Khashoggi

February 9, 2019 • By

A prime Saudi official appealed to U.S. lawmakers who’re contemplating sanctions on Saudi people linked to the homicide of journalist Jamal Khashoggi to let a judicial course of run its course earlier than taking motion.

“I wish the Congress would take a step back, look at the overall relationship, look at the steps that Saudi Arabia has taken, and let the process play out,” Saudi Minister of State for International Affairs Adel al-Jubeir instructed reporters on Friday.

“Judge us when it’s complete,” he mentioned.

Al-Jubeir’s go to coincided with a deadline imposed on the White Home by Congress to challenge a report on whether or not Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman, was chargeable for Khashoggi‘s dying.

The White Home blew previous the deadline, triggered 120 days in the past by a bipartisan group of senators who used the International Magnisky Human Rights Act to power the president to find out if a international individual was chargeable for a human rights violation. The White Home indicated the president might decline to reply to requests from Congress.

Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont mentioned in a press release that the act had not triggered a “request,” however fairly, a authorized mandate.

“If the President ignores the clear mandate of the Magnitsky Act in a case involving premeditated murder perpetrated by officials of a foreign government, the White House will share the blame for attempting to cover up the crime and for helping those responsible evade justice,” Leahy, who was among the many group of senators requesting the probe, mentioned.

Khashoggi was murdered on the Saudi embassy in Istanbul, Turkey on October 2. Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor has indicted 11 Saudi nationals for the homicide and requested the dying penalty for 5 of them.

The CIA has issued an intelligence evaluation indicating the Crown Prince ordered the homicide – one thing Saudi Arabia has persistently denied.

“We know that the Crown Prince did not order this. We know that this was a rogue operation,” al-Jubeir mentioned on Friday. And as he has completed for the previous few months, he referred to Khashoggi‘s killing as a “mistake.” “These things happen. Mistakes happen. We acknowledged it.”

“This was something that was done outside the scope of authority and so we’re now investigating, and those responsible will be held accountable,” al-Jubeir mentioned.

Al-Jubeir declined to reply to a New York Occasions report that the Crown Prince instructed an aide in 2017 he would use “a bullet” on Khashoggi, based on communications intercepted by U.S. intelligence businesses.

“I can’t comment on reports based on anonymous sources,” al-Jubeir mentioned. “We have seen in the past that many so-called reports based on intelligence sources have not panned out.”

He additionally dismissed outdoors calls to have the Crown Prince step apart.

“That’s nobody’s business except Saudi Arabia. Our leadership is a red line,” he mentioned. “I think for anyone to think that they can dictate what we should do or what our leadership should do is preposterous.”

Al-Jubeir expressed much less concern in regards to the quite a few press studies in current months indicating that the crown prince’s private communications had been being routinely intercepted by U.S. and international intelligence businesses.

“I think that’s what intelligence agencies do,” he mentioned.

He added that “the old saying that ‘gentlemen don’t read other gentlemen’s mail’ is a principle that I would subscribe to.”