5 things to know this morning: Roseanne Barr blames her Ambien and bashes co-stars, Trump takes on Jay-Z, and Drake gets dissed

Good morning! Catch up on your pop culture news with our roundup of today’s top stories — so far. 

1. Roseanne Barr apologizes for “Ambien-tweeting”
Just hours after ABC canceled her show, Roseanne Barr returned to Twitter to apologize for her “unforgivable” remarks about Valerie Jarrett, an African-American woman who was an adviser to former President Barack Obama. She went on to blame the racist attack on “Ambien-tweeting” in a since-deleted tweet, and is now accusing former co-stars like Michael Fishman of “throwing me under the bus.”  Read more > 


Roseanne Barr has responded to her show’s sudden cancellation. (Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
Roseanne Barr has responded to her show’s sudden cancellation. (Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

2. Pusha-T exposes Drake’s blackface photo
As far as rap feuds go, the one brewing between Pusha-T and Drake is a doozy. Pusha-T’s new track, “The Story of Adidon,” accuses Drake of having a secret love child and features a controversial photo that shows the Canadian rapper in blackface. Read more >


3. President Trump slams Jay-Z
Speaking of feuds, President Trump devoted a portion of his Tennessee rally Tuesday to berating Jay-Z over his “filthy” language. Pot, kettle, etc. Read more >


4. Paris Jackson calls out “animal cruelty” at Dior
Paris Jackson has responded to reports that she “stormed out” of Dior’s fashion show last week, clarifying that she quietly left because she was “heartbroken” over the treatment of horses featured in the equestrian-themed event. Read more > 


5. The Walking Dead may lose lead
And another one bites the dust. Andrew Lincoln, who plays Rick Grimes on The Walking Dead, is rumored to be leaving the zombie-centric show after Season 9. Co-star Norman Reedus will reportedly take over as the lead star. Read more >

Thanks for reading! Come back this evening for your p.m. pop culture roundup.

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