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Michael Blackson breaks down his beef with Kevin Hart to TheYBF.com, BUT he clearly forgot to use that (much stronger) accent Kev has been saying is fake. Hear what the comedian sounds like without his signature accent, plus find out how he’s trying to find anyone to help him train to “fight” his fellow Philly comedian inside..
Comedian Michael Blackson, who's from Philly by way of Ghana, has been coming at Kevin Hart’s neck ever since his whole cheating scandal hit the fan. The Philly comedian has been going in on Kevin via social media non-stop and it got to a point where Kevin got upset and addressed Mike’s jabs during an interview with Power 105’s “The Breakfast Club.” He was mad that Mike would use a situation that's so sensitive to him to crack jokes about.
Since the Jumanji star addressed Mike, that hasn’t stopped him one bit. In fact, he has been using Kevin quite a bit for his online material.
Watch what he told us above.
Mike is seemingly trying to take his beef with Kevin OFF social media and in these streets...but not really. He hit up a mutal friend, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, to ask him if he would train him to fight Kevin. See their exchange above and below.
The Rock said he's not getting involved because he's cool with the both of them.
"Ok you muscle face, steroids taking, I get dumbbells for Christmas looking beech i will find a new trainer and when I’m done with that little neega he’s going to smell what the rock is cooking modasucka," Mike captioned.
However, that' STILL hasn't stopped Mike. He hit up boxing champion Floyd Mayweather and KO High Boxing founder Marvin Columbus for some training tips as well:
He even got helping from fans with coming up with a boxing name:
Ha! This guy...
As of now, no word from Kevin about "boxing" Mike.
The 2018 American Black Film Festival Honors celebrated all of our black artists who keep up entertained on a daily. Go inside to honor this year’s winners…
The American Black Film Festival Awards is always a #BlackExcellence event as it honors some of the hottest YBF folks in the game, past and present, sponsored by BET Networks, AT&T and Cadillac. This year’s ceremony went down at the Beverly Hilton in L.A., bringing out tons of celebs to pay tribute to this year’s honorees.
Martin Lawrence and the entire “Martin” cast were honored with the Classic Television Award. And do we really need to explain why? Nope. We all used to tune in to the sitcom to see what trouble Martin, his girl Gina and his crew were going to get into. Oh, and we LIVED for the Martin impersonations, especially when he would act up when playing Sheneneh.
Of course, the comedian/actor’s wife Shamicka Gibbs and his daughters, Iyanna and Amara, came out to celebrate with him on his big night.
As Martin walked up to the mic to accept the award after it was presented by Snoop Dogg, he turned around and was surprised to see his former co-star Tisha Campbell Martin behind him. These two had a huge falling out many years ago, which resulted in the demise of the show, but these days they seem to have buried the hatchet and are back to being friends.
So grateful for this award from #ABFFhonors and especially to the cast of #Martin @tishacampbellmartin @tichinaarnold @thecarlpayne and RIP #TommyFord who helped made the show the classic that it is today. And couldn’t have chosen a better presenter than my man @snoopdogg #ILoveMyFans @americanblackfilmfestival
A few weeks ago, Martin, Tisha and Tichina Arnold were spotted out for lunch together, sparking reboot rumors. Not only that, Martin's wife teased at a reboot via her Instagram page. They still haven’t confirmed whether a reboot is in the works or not. But, this 2nd reunion during the awards show seems promising.
During the acceptance speech, the cast made sure to give a shoutout to their late co-star Thomas “Tommy” Ford, who passed away in October 2016.
Peep a clip of their acceptance speech below:
Snoop Dogg nabbed a photo-op with the ageless Angela Bassett, who looked amazing in a colorful dress byMangishi Doll.
By the way, you can see her saving lives on her new series "9-1-1."
Girls Trip breakout star Tiffany Haddish just keeps on winning. The YBF comedienne, who’s starring in Tracy Morgan’s “The Last O.G.,” was awarded the Rising Star award, presented by Tichina Arnold.
Tiffany, above snapping it up with ABFF Ventures president & CEO Jeff Friday, has been putting in that work, releasing her memoir, gearing up for a comedy tour, starting production onTWO movies that she’s going to lead, bringing the funny in a new comedy series, her history making “SNL” hosting gig and being the spokesperson for Groupon. So yeah, we definitely weren’t surprised she copped the Rising Star Award.
HBO's "Insecure" copped the Television Show of the Year (Comedy) Award, presented by "Insecure" guest-star Lil Rel Howery. By the way, "Insecure" shared the award with ABC's "Black-ish." Stars Issa Rae, Yvonne Orji and Jay Ellis snapped it up together with the award.
So FREAKIN' gorge!
“The Chi” creator Lena Waithe presented the wonderful Ava DuVernay with the Industry Visionary Award. The directress has been making press rounds for her upcoming adaptation for Disney titled, A Wrinkle In Time. It hits theaters March 9th.
"Power" star Omari Hardwick was awarded Distinguished ABFF Alumni Award.
Black love! "She's Gotta Have It" star Dewanda Wise and hubby "Underground" Alano Miller should frame this photo and put it on their wall in their home.
On the carpet...
Tiffany Haddish struck a pose in a sparkly, plunging neckline Michael Costello gown. She'll make her debut on "The Last O.G." when it premieres April 3rd at 10:30pm EST on TBS.
"black-ish" actress Tracee Ellis Ross worked this gold and blue color-blocked dress by Prabal Gurung that she paired with Giannico heels. She was on the scene to accept the Television Show of the Year (Comedy) Award.
Issa Rae was also decked out in gold and blue, but she stepped into a strapless Oscar de la Renta gown.
Yvonne Orji had us green with envy (in a good way) in this strapless Rita Vinieris couture gown.
Before copping his award, winner Omari Hardwick hit the carpet with his wife Jennifer Pfautch, ABFF Ventures president & CEO Jeff Friday and "The Quad" actress Anika Noni Rose.
Actress Regina Hall, who guest-starred in "Insecure" last season, is still out here looking like she's in her 20s.
Girlfriends Getaway star Malinda Williams was also looking very youthful while glowing on the carpet.
We don't see Elise Neal often, but she made an appearance for the award show, rocking a printed Esé Azénabor jumpsuit.
The "Queen Sugar" cast had plenty to celebrate as they won the coveted Television Show of the Year (Drama) award for the 2nd year in a row. Woot!
Get Out star Lil Rel Howery stood out in a fuchsia suit, snapping it up alongside his wife/makeup artist Verina Howery on the carpet.
"black-ish"/"Grown-ish" star Deon Cole served up this interesting look on the carpet. We feelin' it?
"People vs. OJ" star Keesha Sharp sexed up the carpe in a black sheer gown.
Laz Alonso pulled up looking like royalty.
Director John Singleton and "Snowfall" actor Damson Idris were on the scene.
Aww! LisaRaye McCoy brought her granddaughter along as her date. Adorbs.
The winner's circle.
Looking dapper there Jay.
Get Out director Jordan Peele and Get Out star Lil Rel Howery accepted the Movie of the Year award. And rightfully so!
"Power" star Larenz Tate was all smiles with his wife Tomasina Parrott in the audience.
BET CEO Debra Lee was also in the mix. Fab times!
A few comedians linked up at a Knicks game recently and we couldn’t help but notice Mo’Nique wasn’t in the mix. Then, Footlocker threw some shade at Mo. Get it all inside…
Well, would you look this.
It was looking like a comedy show inside Madison Square Garden when the New York Knicks and the Golden State Warriors went head-to-head this week.
Amy Schumer, Chris Rock, Tracy Morgan, Leslie Jones and Jon Stewart were all seated next to each other during the game. And nothing is official until you take a selfie, so that’s exactly what they did. Y’all KNOW fans had a field day with this ish.
Why wasn’t Mo’Nique invited to the get together? Don’t answer that.
Not only is Amy's comment section in shambles, Footlocker decided to throw some shade at Mo. The brand posted a line Mo said during her Netflix boycott (and everywhere else) under a picture of Chris Rock and Amy Shumer:
The shade of it all!
Oh, and Twitter had some fun with the pic of all the comedians:
Knicks game this would be a bomb comedy show!! pic.twitter.com/j6X34dKck6
— Cole Wright (@ColeWrightNFL) February 27, 2018
Fixed it for you. pic.twitter.com/ApxCvytzQg
— rip stan lee (@NateRadilla) February 27, 2018
You're welcome pic.twitter.com/GgOMAU3uOL
— Lightskin Boogy (@D_Anthony13) February 27, 2018
Fixed it for you. pic.twitter.com/ApxCvytzQg
— ɴᴀᴛʜᴀɴɪᴇʟ (@NateRadilla) February 27, 2018
By the way, the Warriors beat the Knicks, 125-111.
Wakanda may be a fictional place, but it's presence is helping out little boys and girls to excel in life. Get the deets on Disney's huge donation, plus find out how Black Panther is set to dominate the box office for weekend #3 inside...
Black Panther came out and set Black History Month on FIRE. It's literally dominating the box office, setting new records left and right.
And with all its success, Disney has decided to celebrate the incredible film in a MAJOR way.
The company imitates the ending of the film by donating $1 million to create STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programs for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Woot!
It's the perfect gift as it correlates with the technology theme in the film and how it empowered a group of people. Without giving TOO much of the movie away, Wakanda was the most technologically advanced country ran by a fictional metal called vibranium. Black Panther's sister Shuri, a 16-year-old female, was the one who invented and controlled much of the technology her brother used to fight evil. How cool is that?
Now, young students enrolled in STEM programs will be able to do the same.
“It’s fitting that we show our appreciation by helping advance STEM programs for youth, especially in underserved areas of the country, to give them the knowledge and tools to build the future they want,” Robert A. Iger, chief executive of the Walt Disney Company, said in a statement.
The money will create 12 new STEM centers in several cities across the country, including Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Los Angeles, Memphis, Washington and Oakland, Calif. -- where Black Panther director Ryan Coogler was born and where some of the film takes place.
"The organization’s STEM curriculum gives young people the chance at an early age to have hands-on experiences, like building bridges and light bulbs and creating rock candy," Chrissy Booth, senior director of youth development programs for the Boys & Girls Club.
So yeah, Wakanda is much more than a fictional place for us. Loves it!
Meanwhile, at the box office...
Weekend #3 is already looking promising for the black superhero film.
Analysts are predicting Black Panther will sit at the No. 1 spot for the third weekend in a row, raking in an estimated $60 million Friday through Saturday. This news comes after already slashing records during its 1st and 2nd weekend in theaters.
Black Panthercollected an estimated $112 million during the 2nd weekend, becoming the fourth film ever to cross $100 million in its 2nd weekend. It's the 2nd highest 2nd weekend for a film behind Force Awakens. During its debut weekend, Panther brought in about $218 million over the four-day President's Day holiday weekend.
The film has exceeded $400 million in the United States and has brought in $704 million worldwide. By the way, China (the 2nd biggest market) hasn't even released the film yet. Sounds like Wakanda will be saying "Hey Auntie" to that billion dollar mark soon.
Congrats to the cast, crew and the Marvel Universe!
Cardi B explains exactly why she forgave her cheating fiancé Offset in the newest issue of COSMOPOLITAN. Get her whole spill, peep her cover, plus a few candids inside…
Living your life in the spotlight can be rough, but that’s what you sign up for when you decide to hop in the entertainment industry.
Cardi B was scrutinized after she took back her fiancé Offset after cheating allegations. Video footage of the Migos rapper laid up in a hotel room with another woman leaked online and the Internet went into a frenzy. Right before it was released to the masses, the “Bodak Yellow” rapper announced she was “single” on her Instagram stories. But, her single situation didn’t last long as she came back hours later saying she wasn’t single and that she and Offset were back together.
Now, she’s explaining WHY she decided to take him back despite people going in on her about accepting his cheating ways.
The “Bartier Cardi” rapper covers COSMOPOLITAN’s April 2018 issue where she opens up about her self-esteem and reveals she’s not an angel by any means.
“It’s like everybody is coming down my neck like, ‘Why are you not leaving him? You have low self-esteem,.’" she explained. "I don’t have low self-esteem … I know I look good. I know I’m rich, I know I’m talented. I know I could get any man I want—any basketball player, football player. But I want to work out my shit with my man, and I don’t got to explain why. I’m not your property. This is my life ... I’m going to take my time, and I’m going to decide on my decision … It’s not right, what he fucking did — but people don’t know what I did, ’cause I ain’t no angel.”
Drag Queen Naomi Smalls sat down with the NYC raptress where she reveals what's a deal breaker for her in a relationship. Her answer may surprise you. Check it at the 1:48 minute mark:
Hate her or love her--she's NEVER going to change:
“Everybody got different beliefs and different religions and were raised differently, yet you also supposed to be careful you don’t offend somebody. Everybody gets bothered about everything. Everybody got a fucking opinion about you. If I change myself, then I’m going to lose myself, and I won’t be who makes me happy.”
Oh, and she's going to KEEP reminding you that she used to be a stripper because you're going to learn to respect her:
“People say, ‘Why do you always got to say that you used to be a stripper? We get it.’ Because y’all don’t respect me because of it, and y’all going to respect these strippers from now on … Just because somebody was a stripper don’t mean they don’t have no brain.”
She has come a long way.
See a behind-the-scenes clip of Cardi for the photoshoot below:
Cardi and Offset, by the way, are seemingly just fine:
In these streets...
Bardi was spotted leaving Mastro's restaurant after dinner with friends in Beverly Hills EARLIER THIS WEEK, dressed down in a black and green tracksuit.
This outfit isn't helping fight those pregnancy rumors chick...
Photos: Kai Z Feng via COSMO/Backgrid
Did Meghan Markle bend royal tradition again? Possibly. Find out what she said about the #METOO and #TIMESUP movements, plus deets on their growing royal wedding guest list inside…
Oops! Did she do it again?
Since Meghan Markle began the royal “induction” process, it’s clear she will be bending the rules a little bit. And it’s about time because sometimes royal protocol is just boring AF.
The former “Suits” actress, above styling in a navy blue Jason Wu trench dress paired with Aquazzura “Casablanca” multi-strap suede pumps, joined her soon-to-be husband Prince Harry, Prince William and Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, for a panel discussion at the first annual Royal Foundation Forum held at the Aviva in London yesterday. This was the first official press appearance of all four of them together.
The #METOO and #TIMESUP movements became the topic of discussion...and Meghan didn’t filter her response. At all.
“I hear a lot of people speaking about girls’ empowerment and women’s empowerment—you will hear people saying they are helping women find their voices,” she said. “I fundamentally disagree with that because women don’t need to find their voices, they need to be empowered to use it and people need to be urged to listen."
“Right now with so many campaigns like Me Too and Time’s Up there’s no better time to continue to shine a light on women feeling empowered and people supporting them,” she continued.
Apparently, speaking about anything political publicly is a violation of royal protocol. And this wouldn’t be the first time she went “against the grain.”
The former actress (Look how she looks at her Prince bae!) spent Christmas with the royal family, which Kate didn’t do until she became the Duchess of Cambridge. Meghan also gave her first royal speech at the Endeavour Fund Awards before marrying into the royal family. Her soon-to-be sister-in-law didn’t give her first royal speech until a year after marrying into the royal family.
They will deal.
Speaking of the royal wedding...
Mel B let the cat out the bag, revealing all five of the Spice Girls have received invitations to attend Meghan and Prince Harry's royal wedding on May 19th. She didn't exactly confirm the next bit, but it seems the girls will also reunite to perform as well. Sweet!
Peep the clip below:
Scary Spice also dished on whether the Spice Girls will be officially reuniting below:
Photos: Getty/Robert Voets /Warner Bros. Television
Shaq and his family got in party mode after his son Shareef O’Neal decided to commit to UCLA. Get into their #FamilyDanceChallenge, plus spend the day with Russell Wilson at the Yankees’ training camp - mainly because he brought baby Sienna and Future Zahir along...
Big news for the O’Neal Family!
Shaq’s eldest son, Shareef O’Neal, is heading off the college. And he’ll be taking his basketball talents to UCLA.
The 6'9", 205-pound playmaker made the decision after decommitting from Arizona amid reports that the Wildcats are at the center of an FBI investigation into alleged corruption in college basketball.
The 4-star prospect will now be closer to mom and dad in LA, which we’re sure they’re both super happy about. According to 247Sports, Shareef is the No. 33 overall player, No. 9 power forward and No. 4 player from the state of California in the class of 2018.
"HEADING TO UCLA I know my mom is glad I’m staying home LOL," Shareef captioned.
His dad, who was inducted in the Basketball Hall of Fame two years ago, is super excited about his son’s next chapter in life.
“My baby @shareefoneal decided he’s gonna be a Bruin me and your mom @shaunieoneal5 are proud of you dude. This is the first of many steps to fulfill your dreams. #prouddad,” the former LA Laker posted on Instagram.
Shareef's mother, Shaunie O'Neal, was equally excited and proud, writing, "I’m so proud of my baby!"
To celebrate Shareef's good news, the family got together to bust some moves for the #FamilyDanceChallenge. Shaq had some fun dancing it up with kids before challenging Kevin Hart, LeBron James, Will Smith, Diddy and more to battle it out.
Peep the clip below:
Speaking of families...
Seattle Seahawks QB rounded up his whole family -- wife Ciara, daughter Sienna and step son Future Wilburn -- to travel with him to Tampa with him for some baseball fun.
The Super Bowl winning QB set out to live out his dream as player for the New York Yankees. He reported to the team's Spring training camp this week to show off his skills. And he's not too shabby being he played baseball in high school, college and in a minor league.
“Ever since I was a young kid I always dreamed of being a Yankee. I always watched them. My favorite player was Derek Jeter,” the NFLer told the media following his workout.
The 29-year-old gave up baseball in June 2011 after hitting .229 with 118 strikeouts in 315 at-bats, then played his fifth-year senior season of football at Wisconsin, according to reports.
No, he will not hit the field in any spring-training games this week with the Yankees. The Seahawks aren't risking their QB getting hurt.
“I’m ready to go up there, if they want me to,” Russell teased. “I’m ready to hack away.”
He was in Zaddy (no typo) mode too. He brought his and wife Ciara's kiddies Sienna and Future Zahir along. And they're ADORBS.
Peep Russ in action below:
Photos: Shaq's IG/Shareef's IG/Russell's IG/AP
Beyoncé, Jay-Z and Future are helping out DJ Khaled again, this time on an upcoming track calld "Top Off." Deets inside, plus Offset & 21 Savage linking up with wrestling legend Ric Flair for their crazy new vid.
Beyoncé's been posting all over the Gram more often than usual, so we knew something was up. And it is.
B, Jay and Future are collabo'ing on a new DJ Khaled track "Top Off" off his upcoming Father of Asahd album.
The Carters and Nayvadius, who appeared on multiple tracks on Khaled's latest Grateful album, haven't said a peep about what to expect, but the track drops Friday morning at 6am EST.
Meanwhile, Bey is less than two months away from taking over Coachella Festival while Jay was just named as Hip Hop's top Cash King by Forbes. He's now worth an estimated $900M.
In other music news:
Metro Boomin' tapped 21 Savage and Offset for a new track called "Ric Flair Drip." Woo! The WWE (well, WWF) legend joined the rappers and producer at a big mansion dripping with video chicks and foreign cars to shoot the visuals recently. Check it above.
Photo: Beyonce's IG
Future, Jay-Z, and Beyoncé took the top off the Maybach and they're ridin' through the hood hollering "Free Meek!" Get into their brand new "Top Off" track inside...
Khaled is gearing up to drop his next studio album titled Father of Asahd (of course), so his first single up is stacked with all stars.
On "Top Off," Future dropped (repetitive) bars about taking the top off the Maybach. Jay talks his ish about ridin' around with FLOTUS and having daddy-daughter time with Blue Ivy.
Then, B stunts on everybody reminding folks that she's a triple threat and always in the Top 2 (and she aint #2). She also seemingly threw a fe shots, saying you'll need to sign a DNA to party with the queen (Tiffany Haddish?) and made it KNOWN her body is all real (Kim K.?).
Because The Carters are all about adressing social injustices these day, there's plenty of references to their incarcerated Roc Nation homie Meek Mill laced throughout the track.
You'll need subscriptions to Spotify or TIDAL to hear it in full. Listen to a few snippets below.
CLICK HERE for TIDAL snippet.
Perfect way to kick off your YBF Weekend.
Golden State Warriors skipped out on the White House visit that’s tradition when a team wins the champion. Instead, they took a group of kiddies from Kevin Durant’s elementary school to the African-American History Museum. Peep pics and videos from their visit inside…
Look at those smiles!
The Golden State Warriors was more than happy to visit President Barack Obama at the White house after winning the 2015 NBA championship. But, you won’t see the Warriors flooding the White House halls this year.
Instead, the NBA players celebrated their 2017 NBA championship by taking a few students from Kevin Durant’s elementary school to visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture this week.
You may remember Trump "disinviting" them AFTER Warriors baller Steph Curry had already said he was not attending. Not sure how you disinvite someone after they already announced they weren’t coming, but whatevs.
It was a special visit for player Kevin Durant as he returned to his old stomping grounds.
“I just want them to take it in,” he told the Mercury News. “I want them to meet Steph and Klay. Kids from my area don’t really get that opportunity to be in front of champions like that. Hopefully it inspires them to be whoever they want to be in life. Hopefully we set a good example. I know we set an example every time we walk on that court and every time we walk around. It’s going to be cool to be up close and personal.”
“Kids from my area don’t really get that opportunity to be in front of champions like that,” Durant said. “So hopefully it inspires them to just be whatever they want to be in life.”
Aww! So sweet.
Peep a few clips of the Warriors hanging out with the kiddies below:
Steph Curry, via Instagram, gave an extended peek into the Warriors' tour of the African American museum today in DC
-Includes kid telling him that his friend didn't like him because he said "you a snake"
-Curry: "Haa, kids say the wildest things"
-Also: Bell, Klay, JaVale cameos pic.twitter.com/6lnqL78Mgj
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) February 28, 2018
Warriors and the kids today via Quinn Cook’s IG Story pic.twitter.com/9rMnLTJ9m0
— Alysha Tsuji (@AlyshaTsuji) February 28, 2018
1. Two people were fatally shot in a dorm room on campus at Central Michigan University Friday morning. It's reported to be a domestic violence situation. STORY
Photos: Getty/Steph's IG/Shaun Livingston's IG
Donald Glover brought “Atlanta” to Atlanta! Go inside for inside shots of the show’s ATL premiere, plus a little about what fans can expect for the new season inside…
One of the most talked about comedy series is back with a new season. Fans had to wait a while for a new season of “Atlanta” since Donald Glover is poppin’ right now. But, they finally got it done and here we are.
Before Season 2 premiered last night, creator/star Donald Glover and the “Atlanta” cast brought the new season, titled “Robbin’ Season,” to the city its based upon: Atlanta. The gang linked up at Straight Six Drive for the ATL premiere.
There’s already talk that “Robbin’ Season” will leave folks uncomfortable, getting weirder by the moment, while still bringing the laughs.
Writer Sophia Tesfayereviewed the new season before it's released to the masses. She says Donald and his brother/writer/executive producer Stephen Glover (above, middle) will also tap into fear throughout the series by creating tension in every episode.
These new episodes comprise what the writers have dubbed the “Robbin’ Season,” referring to an actual time period in the city right before the holidays, when people have more gifts arriving on porches and presumably more cash in their wallets.
Everybody experiences robbin’ season in some variety. The only change from moment to moment, and episode to episode, is who is getting robbed and who is doing the robbing.
The so-called “Robbin’ Season” has the characters confront stranger obstacles, and this gives the writers fresh opportunities to venture into places no other comedy on television can, or is brave enough to attempt.
So yeah, it sounds like this season is going to be a good one that will evoke several emotions while watching.
Peep flicks of Donald Glover snapping it up with his co-stars Bryan Tyree Henry, Lakeith Stanfield, writer/producer Stephen Glover, and more below:
Did you catch last night's premiere?
Photos: Photos: Getty/ Kimberly Diehl
Safaree Samuels is basking in the heightened attention he’s been receiving since his “d*ck pic” leak. Find out what he said about how much his ex-fiancée Nicki Minaj loved his “D,” plus see K. Michelle’s “new booty” inside….
As the old saying goes: Sex Sells!
And Safaree Samuels can attest to it. Following the leakage of his man parts, the “Love & Hip Hop” star says his phones and emails have been blowing UP. Mainly from people trying to get him to start a porn career or to endorse some type of sex item.
The rapper/producer tells TMZ he’s NOT into porn, but offering a mold of his manhood could be a possibility.
When asked what his ex-fiance Nicki Minaj would think about the leak, he reflected on something she used to tell him often when she would get mad at him when they were together. And it has everything to do with his "D."
Find out what she used to tell him below:
We're still undecided on how this "leak" happened in the first place. He told Power 105's "The Breakfast Club" he didn't do it:
Do you all think he did it or nah?
By the way, he's loving the free promo and decided to make it rain inside the studio with "The Breakfast Club" to celebrate his new single:
Oh, Safaree. And Charlamagne.
In other news...
K. Michelle is now the real-life "Miss New Booty." After discovering her butt injections were affecting her health, the R&B singer decided to have them removed. And she took the Dr. Oz cameras along with her for the procedure.
The "Can't Raise A Man" singer said she started noticing symptoms a few years after she received her butt injections. At first, she thought she may have had lupus. She was dealing with a lot of pain in her legs (especially the left side) because they could barely hold her butt up. Literally.
The foreign material injected in her butt started growing and was causing her a lot of pain. During surgery, doctors encountered some complications as the foreign material balls were too big to be sucked up through the machine he was using. The hundreds of thousands of particles in her buttocks were clogging the machine up. Yikes! They did the best they could with getting out as much of the material as possible.
Go behind-the-scenes with K during her butt surgery below:
Here are the results:
Photos: Safaree's IG/K's IG
Halle Berry was busy turning heads on the pre-Oscar scene. Meanwhile, Alfre Woodard rounded up several melanin beauties for her annual pre-Oscar gala. Get it all inside…
It’s that time of year again were celebrities invade Los Angeles ahead of the prestigious Academy Awards that are set to air live this Sunday.
Oscar winner Halle Berry made an appearance at the sixth annual Icon Mann pre-Oscar dinner held at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel and pulled off a number that surely turned heads.
The 51-year-old showed off some skin in a strapless metallic Elena Reva mini dress that served up some futuristic vibes. That plunging neckline is something serious. One small move and a red carpet wardrobe malfunction could happen. But, Halle is a pro. This is what she does. Be sexy and kill it.
Two-time Oscar nominee Ruth E. Carter was also in the mix for the fun. If you didn't know, Ruth is the designer behind all of the costumes in Black Panther. She has been nominated for an Academy Award twice for her work in Amistad and and Malcolm X.
Also at the dinner party...
More veteran beauty hit the carpet. "NCIS: Los Angeles" star Nia Long flashed her perfect smile on the carpet before heading inside. If you didn't know, she will be starring in the upcoming drama Life in a Year, also starring Jaden Smith.
NBA icon Kobe Bryant (who was tapped to introduce Quincy Jones) linked up with funnyman Cedric the Entertainer during the gala.
Music exec Quincy Jones, who recently apologized for all that hot tea he had been spilling lately, had his hands full while chopping it up with Halle. Watch out now Halle before he tries to make you girlfriend No. 23.
Our rap bae/Oscar winner Common made an appearance.
Former "America's Next Top Model" runway coach Miss Jay is always out and about on the LA scene.
Several YBFers came out to party, including "Undisputed" co-host Shannon Sharpe, Love & Basketball star Dennis Haysbert,Straight Outta ComptonAldis Hodge, actor Roger Guenveur Smith and pianist ELEW (who performed during the event):
At another event...
YASSSSSS! Wakanda Forever!
Alfre Woodard’s 9th Annual Oscar's Sistahs Soiree was another huge success with several YBF baddies in attendance.
This year’s guest list had many of our faves, including LaTanya Richardson, Gabourey Sidibe, Edwina Findley, Loretta Devine, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Margaret Avery, Aisha Tyler, Yolanda Ross, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Nia Long, Danai Gurira, Tiffany Haddish, Mary J. Blige, Regina Hall, Jada Pinkett Smith, Janelle Monae, Amandla Stenberg and Rosario Dawson, hosted by Morgan Stanley.
Every year, Alfre gathers several melanin beatuties to get together for an intimate dinner to reflect on the year of incredible roles played by an incredible group of people.
Get into all of the melanin magic below:
UGH! To be a fly on the wall!
Rick Ross is in a dire health crisis, this according to reports. While people on his team refuting the reports, he indeed had enough of a health scare to have several authorities called to his home. Now, he's supposedly attached breathing machines in a hospital.
Full story inside...
According to the Davie Police Department, around 3:34AM Thursday morning they were called out to help with a medical emergency at rapper and MMG honcho Rick Ross’ Florida home. Someone in the home discovered him unresponsive and tried to wake him up. He was “slobbing out the mouth.”
The police were called after Ross became “combative” with emergency crews. According to the report from The Blast, Ross also “Boo-Bood on himself.”
TMZ later Friday evening said Rick may have been suffering from pneumonia and had been hospitalized.
Then, further reports claim he is currently hooked up to machines to breathe for him as his heart and lungs have been heavily affected. It's believed this could now signal a possible heart attack was suffered. The site states:
Rick Ross has been hooked up to a machine that's taking over the function of his heart and lungs ... according to sources connected to the music mogul.
Rick is in a Miami area hospital getting treatment in the cardiac unit -- a strong sign he might have suffered a heart attack which manifested itself as respiratory issues early Thursday morning.
We're told doctors have put him on something called ECMO, or extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. It's a technique used to oxygenate his blood outside of his body, before it's pumped back into his body.
It's essentially a form of life support, and a clear sign of how dire the situation is.
It's important to note that Ricky does have a history of major seizures.
While the site says he's on a form of life support, his family put out a statement refuting this fact. They even refute that he's been hospitalized.
MMG rapper Fat Trel updated fans Tweeting “JUST TALKED 2 MY BIG HOMIE… HE GOOD.” Trel said the rapper is “IN DA HOSPITAL BUT HE IS NOT ON ‘LIFE SUPPORT.’
Despite the serious nature of what's going on with Ricky's health, his arch enemy 50 Cent took the opportunity to exploit the apparent crisis:
Surprisingly, Rick seemed in good spirits and health earlier this week as he called in Elmo to surprise his daughter Berkeley Hermes':
Rick's ex Lira Galore and more made it known they're pulling for him:
Wishing Ricky a speedy recovery!
Hmmm. We haven't been 100% sold on the "Cardi B. is pregnant" rumors. But, once again, a new set of pics and details around the rapper are making us wonder.
See the newest pics of that suspicious bump inside...
Cardi B. brought her Bartier steez to Tampa radio station Wild 94.1's annual spring Wild Splash concert in Clearwater, FL yesterday.
She rocked an unusually loose fitting, hot pink suit - in the heat - and also performed a shortened set. Cardi reportedly complained of being "tired and out of breath," fueling pregnancy rumors even further.
This suspicious bump of hers that just seems to be growing doesn't help either:
Listen, people gain weight in mysterious places. That's previously what Cardi said is going on, as opposed to being pregnant. Maybe the lipo treatments prevent her from gaining all over and evenly. Who knows.
But we can't even lie, the pregnancy rumors are starting to make more and more sense. Even if both she and her fiancé Offset claim they're not true.
She's set to kick off her huge tour alongside Bruno Mars this September, which might, fortunately for her, give her time to pop out a baby if she IS pregnant.
We guess bruh...
Check out more pics of Cardi in the gallery below that's got us raising our eyebrows (and her engagement ring makes a HUGE appearance too).
Photos: Splash/WiLD 94.1
Kerry Washington loves taking a fashion risk, but did she manage to pull THIS one off? Decide if we love her braided ambition and interesting ensemble inside...
Just days after her epic "How To Get Away With Scandal" crossover TGIT night went down, Kerry Washington floated into the 33rd annual Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica rocking this look:
The actress/producer spent her Saturday afternoon in a custom Missoni multicolor fringe dress with a patchwork bodice. She paired it with Pedro Garcia pink satin booties, a pink satin bag by Edie Parker and this braided concoction from her long time hairtylist Takisha that's got everyone talking.
She explained how she got the look, if you're brave enough to recreate it:
"I added some @neutrogena to her natural curly hair & parted her hair in three sections. Then braided the left & right side clean and neat. I added more hair to the center for volume & added some highlights to it for a pop of color. I finished it off by securing the center in a ponytail."
Well, we're sure Kerry's hubby Nnamdi likes it. But...
DO WE LOVE IT?!
Congrats are in order for Chanel Iman& Sterling Shepard! Get into their super fab Beverly Hills nuptials inside, plus the obvious clue they MAY be celebrating a baby on the way as well...
Chanel Iman can add officially add WAG & NFL Wife to her modelicious resumé. The 27-year-old former Victoria's Secret model will be spending her downtime away from the runway front and center at NFL games next season, as a wife this time. She married her 25-year-old NFL bae Sterling Shepard last night at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles.
Sterling gushed on Instagram,"Couldn’t imagine a more magical night. #Mr&MrsShepard."
But that suspicious bump has us wondering...are the newlyweds ALSO expecting a baby?! It could explain why they tied the knot just three months after getting engaged. Time will tell.
The twosome got hitched in front of plenty of family and celeb friends, like Gabrielle Union, Tiffany Haddish, Terrence J., Jasmine Sanders and Chrissy Teigen. Model Jourdan Dunn and Sterling's teammate Odell Beckham Jr. were also part of the bridal party at the Mindy Weiss-planned wedding.
Gab killed it in this Reem Acra dress though.
The reception looked lit too. Check it:
Congrats to Mr. & Mrs. Shepard!
"SNL" was super black last night. See what you missed inside...
Charles Barkley hosted "SNL" once again last night, and Charles being Charles made everything funnier than it actually was.
He couldn't keep it together during the Last Call sketch with Kate McKinnon, and read cue cards and jut was his usual "Charles" self in the others. Which, to us, is hilar.
A bartender (Kenan Thompson) witnesses the hookup between Sheila Sovage (Kate McKinnon) and Chubby Hunts (Charles Barkley). This never disappoints.
Check out the NBA On TNT host's monologue and a few more sketches below:
Musical guest Migos brought the ATL to 30 Rock, performing "Stir Fry" and "Narcos". Watch:
Photos: SNL's IG
For this to be her first Oscars, she surely is nailing it. Get into Get Out star Betty Gabriel's red carpet look tonight inside...
She tossed that maid wig and got super fab for tonight's 90th Annual Academy Awards! Betty Gabriel, who played Georgina in the Oscar nominted flick Get Out, floated onto tonight's red carpet at Hollywood & Highland Center in L.A. in this gorgeous, etheral emerald and sheer frock:
We're loving the soft hair waves and flower petal details.
The "Westworld" star (season 2) took a minute to pose it up with her co-stars Lil Rel Howrey and Bradley Whitford too.
Looking fab Betty!
Jordan Peele has a BIG night ahead of him and, of course, he has his pregnant wife Chelsea Peretti bumping along by his side at the 2018 Oscars. More of them on the red carpet…
Tonight is the night!
Jordan Peele has plenty to celebrate as he’s about to become a dad for the first time AND his resume is about to get upgraded like never before. Yep, we’re already claiming his big sweep tonight.
The 39-year-old director just showed up donning a white tuxedo jacket at the 90th annual Academy Awards inside the Hollywood & Highland Center tonight as he's nominated for his incredible film, Get Out. He’s up for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay. Get Out is also in the running for the night's most important award: Best Picture. And lead star Daniel Kaluuya is in the running for Best Actor.
Last month, Jordan’s wife/actress Chelsea Peretti announced they were expecting their first child together via an Instagram post showing off her growing belly. The happy couple also trekked down the aisle and said “I Do” in a surprise ceremony last year. They eloped!
— Variety (@Variety) March 4, 2018
Congrats to the couple!
By the way, the New York City native won Best Director and Get Out won Best Feature at the Independent Spirit Awards last night.
Fingers crossed Jordan has an EPIC night!