5 things to know this a.m.

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

1. Gigi Hadid apologizes after ‘blackface” accusations
Following uproar over her darker skin on the cover of Vogue Italia, supermodel Gigi Hadid has issued a statement via social media apologizing for any offense and explaining that she had no creative control over the controversial shoot. She’s also deleted her Instagram images of the cover. Read more >

Gigi Hadid’s apology for her cover controversy. (Photo: Gigi Hadid via Instagram Stories)
Gigi Hadid’s apology for her cover controversy. (Photo: Gigi Hadid via Instagram Stories)
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2. More Kanye West drama
While mother-in-law Kris Jenner is busy putting out fires over the Khloé Kardashian/Tristan Thompson cheating scandal, Kanye West is facing new criticism from all angles. Adidas is standing by the rapper despite a petition from shoppers outraged by his remarks on slavery; Snoop Dogg is posting photos of West as a white man; and now he’s been accused of stealing fashion sketches for his Yeezy line. Read more >

3. Iggy Azalea stands up for women in rant against fan
The Australian rapper did not appreciate a fan’s reaction to her recent racy Instagrams, blasting the suggestion that she should swap music for modeling as an effort to “objectify and silence women.” Some people say she’s overreacting to what was meant as a compliment; others are calling her a “feminist queen.” Read more >

sola. como el sol.

A post shared by Iggy Azalea (@thenewclassic) on May 1, 2018 at 3:50pm PDT

4. Career women have something to get off their chest
How can a woman dominate the business world when society is still fixated on her cleavage? Career experts are weighing in on how famous trailblazers — including Katie Couric and Hillary Clinton — have handled comments about their bodies, and sharing their tips for navigating office dress codes. Read more >

5. May the 4th be with you
And last but not least, it’s May 4, the most pun-tastic, Star Wars-inspired faux holiday in any galaxy. Bust out the Princess Leia buns and celebrate with some of the sci-fi franchise’s most famous fans. The Force is strong. Read more >

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

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