Ellie Kemper’s past is a source of controversy
What is the Veiled Prophet’s Ball? The past of “The Office” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” star Ellie Kemper sparked controversy after fans discovered she was crowned Queen of the Veiled Prophet’s Ball in 1999 at the age of 19. Newsweek reports that a photo went viral when social media users pointed out that the annual St. Louis Debutante Ball has a racist past. Originally held for whites only, the event emphasized “the existing power structure” of the city when it was launched in 1878 and banned black and Jewish Americans from joining for decades, according to The Atlantic. Kemper, whose family is one of the wealthiest in Missouri, was considered a head-turner to win the event now known as the Fair Saint Louis Ball.
Rapper Lil Loaded Dead at 20
Billboard reports that Dallas rapper Lil Loaded is dead at the age of 20. Best known for the 2019 viral hit “6locc 6a6y”, the rapper, whose real name was Dashawn Robertson, died just days after the song was awarded gold by the RIAA. According to ET, Robertson was scheduled for a trial Tuesday on charges of manslaughter over the shooting of his friend, 18-year-old Khalil Walker, last year. He was initially charged with murder; His attorney told the Dallas Morning News that the incident was “not malice”.
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