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Monica Dating Kodak Black? Serena Walks Back Retirement, Will Smith Comes Out Of Hiding w/New Film

Monica Dating Kodak Black? Serena Walks Back Retirement, Will Smith Comes Out Of Hiding w/New Film

10/29/2022 12:00 AM EDT by WBLS Staff

The Rewind with Jus Nik, keeping you informed on everything that happened in the culture this week:

Monica:

Is legendary R&B singer Monica dating 25 YO hip hop rapper Kodak Black? The two have the Internet talking after she celebrated her 42nd birthday, and Kodak was there. Monica posted a photo of a Maybach online and, in the caption, wrote, "On a date kinda nervous." In another picture, Monica showed a Birkin bag that Kodak seemingly purchased. They could be just friends, or it could be something more, what do you think?

Serena Williams:

In August, The NY Times reported Serena was retiring from tennis. At that time, she said she was "evolving away" from the sport, fans even gave her an emotional farewell at her last game, but Serena has no plans to leave the sport anytime soon. During a press conference in San Francisco, Serena said, "I am not retired. The chances (of a return) are very high. You can come to my house; I have a court." The 23-time Grand Slam champion said it feels weird not training for a competition. Serena's last game was in September during the US Open, she lost in the third round, but fans showered her with support.

Kanye West:

Kanye West is off the hook with one of his lawsuits. Last week, we reported George Floyd's brother, Philonise Floyd, wanted to take legal action against Kanye for his false statements about Mr. Floyd's death. Philonise decided not to move forward with the lawsuit, and he simply wanted Kanye to stop spreading incorrect information about George. Mr. Floyd's daughter, Gianna, and her mother are still filing a $250 million lawsuit against Kanye.

Kanye made more news this week when he was dropped by multiple major brands, including Foot Locker, Vogue, and Gap, due to his recent comments. Kanye addressed the over $ 2 billion loss with the companies; see his full remarks.

Will Smith:

Will had his first public appearance since the Oscars slap and invited a few A-list celebs to watch a screening of his upcoming film, Emancipation. People like Rihanna, A$AP Rocky, Tyler Perry, Russell Westbrook, and even Dave Chappelle showed support.

Maybe Dave will be the one who could mend Chris & Will's friendship. He's said he supports both men. Emancipation hits theaters on Dec. 2. Check out the trailer.

Beyonce:

Bey Hive, get ready! Beyonce confirms a 2023 'Renaissance' world tour. Over the weekend, the fifth annual Wearable Art Gala, founded by Tina Knowles, auctioned two concert tickets. According to reports, the ticket package was valued at $20,000. The final bid reportedly sold for $150,000.

Whitney Houston:

The late great Whitney Houston is coming out with a fragrance. Her estate is releasing a scent inspired by her favorite perfumes, set to be released in November. Get all the details.