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Published:Sunday | September 6, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Wiz Khalifa
Blue Ivy being carried by her father, Jay-Z.


Mom put Wiz on to weed


Wiz Khalifa's mother introduced him to marijuana.

The See You Again hitmaker's mother, Katie 'Peachie' Wimbush-Polk, says the rapper picked up the habit as a curious teenager after she and her pals smoked weed around the house.

Peachie, 51, told The Sun newspaper: "He would smell it coming from my room with me and my girlfriends. He always knew there was a good time going on because there would be laughter and a pungent smell. "When he got older, he would steal the marijuana butts I would leave and smoke them."

Wiz's mother also reveals the pair even smoked the substance together as a way of bonding.

She said: "Before I went to work, before he went to school, it was our way of bonding. We would smoke together. He got his habit from his mother."

Wiz has previously claimed his weed habit costs him a massive US$10,000 a month. And the rapper, who was previously married to Amber Rose, has Peachie's seal of approval over his rumoured romance with Rita Ora.

Wiz's mother said: "I like her. I'm a fan ... I think she's cute. When it's serious, they come home to dinner. I don't care who he brings home to dinner, as long as they love him."


Swift gift


Kanye West sent Taylor Swift the "coolest" bouquet of flowers.

Swift took to Twitter on Friday to share a picture of a stunning white floral arrangement she received after presenting the rapper with the prestigious Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the MTV Video Music Awards last week.

Taylor, 25, even captioned the snap with the hashtag 'BFFs', which stands for 'Best Friends Forever', and seemingly endorsed the rapper's run for presidency in 2020.

She wrote: "Awww Kanye sent me the coolest flowers!! #KanTay2020 #BFFs (sic)."

Taylor and Kanye have shared their mutual appreciation for each other over the last year, after reconciling following West's infamous stunt at the VMAs in 2009 when he stormed the stage and spoiled Taylor's acceptance speech.

Speaking on stage at the 2015 VMAs last week, Taylor said Kanye's album College Dropout was the first record she bought. She said: "Kanye defines what it is to be a creative force in music, fashion and life, so to all the other winners tonight I'm really happy for you, but I'm gonna let you finish ... ."

Accepting his prize, Kanye said: "First of all, thank you, Taylor, for being so gracious. I often think back to the first day I met you also ... . If I had a daughter at that time, would I have grabbed that mic from someone else?"


Missing Robin


Robin Williams' daughter has penned a heartfelt message about mourning. Zelda Williams seemingly paid tribute to the late Mrs Doubtfire actor a year after his death, saying she "lives [her] sadness every day".

In an Instagram post, Zelda said "avoiding fear, sadness or anger is not the same thing as being happy. I live my sadness every day, but I don't resent it anymore. Instead, I do it now so that the wonderful moments of joy I do find are not in order to forget, but to inhabit and enjoy for their own sake. It's not easy. In fact, I'd say it takes much more effort to consciously do than it does to just stay sad, but with all my heart, I cannot tell you how worth it it is."

Zelda also alluded to Robin's battle with depression, telling followers to "hold on to hope".

She wrote: "And for those suffering from depression, I know how dark and endless that tunnel can feel, but if happiness seems impossible to find, please hold on to the possibility of hope, faint though it may be. Because I promise you, there's enough nights under the same yellow moon for all of us to share, no matter how or when you find your way there."



Blue Ivy sends Beyonce birthday note 

Beyonce received a touching handwritten birthday card from her daughter, Blue Ivy.

The cherubic three-year-old drew a cute card with the phrase "#1 Mom" on it to mark the Drunk in Love hitmaker's 34th birthday last Friday.

Proud mother Beyonce shared a picture of the card on her Instagram account and thanked fans for their own well wishes. She said: "Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all my birthday wishes."

Blue and her father, Jay Z, Beyonce's husband, also surprised the star by naming their favourite songs that remind them of the singer in a post on her official website.

Blue picked the song Part of Your World from the Disney classic The Little Mermaid, commenting: "Mommy, you sung this to me all the time. Happy birthday, Mommy!"

Jay, meanwhile, picked Coldplay's smash Yellow. He said: "This song reminds me of you and I on vacation. 'Look at the stars, look how they shine for you.' So many legendary nights. It represents vulnerability; it's us in our own world, away from work and totally lost in love. 'For you, I'll bleed myself dry'."

Beyonce also received a touching birthday tribute from the First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama. She wrote on Twitter: "Happy birthday to the one and only, Queen [Bee]! Thank you for being a role model for young girls around the world, @Beyonce. -mo (sic)."