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Cardi B. was the belle of last night's iHeart Radio Awards, and so was that suspiciously covered up belly. Get into her hilarious message for her fans AND haters, plus her opening performance that's raising all the eyebrows...
We spy a Bartier Baby...maybe?!
Cardi B. won the Best New Artist category at last night' iHeartRadio Awards at The Forum in L.A. The much deserved award was upstaged only by a super fluffy bloody dress composed of tons of layers of tulle, concealing her belly, and a bra-like top that showed off much fuller boobs.
Mmhmm. Her acceptance speech - for her haters, her man Offset and her fans - was epic as usual, too.
Before she copped her award, Cardi opened the show performing in another belly concealing look. She performed "Bodak Yellow", "Motorsport", "Bartier Cardi" & "Finess":
She made sure to have that engagement ring front and center too.
Check out her performance below:
These suspiciously fluffy outfits combined with her being out of breath and seemingly tired...good performance. But the pregnancy speculation is now at peak levels.
Just days after somebody probably got fired for that random OTR II leak on Beyoncé's Facebook page, The Carters just made it real. Deets on the just announced On The Run Stadum II Tour, for real this time, inside...
Thank God our wigs were secured because we KNEW something was up. All these Instagram pics, a suspicious Facebook and Ticketmaster leak, and random pop ups by both Bey & Jay at events def meant something. Beyoncé & Jay Z are going for round 2 of the On The Run tour.
The parents of three are joining forces for the newly announced OTR II stadium tour. Kicking off Wednesday, June 6th in Cardiff, UK, the international outing will stop in 15 cities across the UK and Europe followed by 21 cities in North America.
Bey dropped the promos on the Gram, recycling pics from the first OTR tour in 2014.
Catch these dates below:
We have a feeling new music will be accompanying this tour, and possibly that whole collabo album from The Carters that's been talked about for years.
By the way, BeyChella is one month. Hope your coins are in order.
Nick Gordon was arrested on domestic violence charges once again this weekend. Now that he's been released, he's telling his side. And his late ex-girlfriend Bobbi Kristina's father Bobby Brown also has something to say...
UPDATE: The 9-1-1 call, made by Nick himself, shows that Nick did claim his girlfriend Laura attacked him. He cried, sobbed and claimed he was being beat up by a woman.
This is definitely not the first time lame-o Nick Gordon has been charged with domestic violence. Not even the first time involving his "girlfriend" Laura Leal.
On Saturday, he was arrested by cops in Seminole, Florida after an incident referred to as "battery-touch or strike," seemingly involving Laura. The police report categorized the incident as domestic violence after cops discovered visible marks on his girlfriend.
These eyebrows, tho!
Nick posted $500 bail and was released Sunday night. Now, he's telling his side and of course, is taking zero responsibility.
According to the arrest report, obtained by TMZ, Gordon told cops his girlfriend refused to leave his residence after throwing a bottle at him and ripping his shirt. He claims she attacked him for no reason, and that she was "crazy."
But according to Gordon's GF, per police, she picked up Gordon from a bar and that while driving back he allegedly struck her in the right side of her face several times. She also says in the report that he pulled her hair and told her he should make her crash her car. Once home, she claims they got into another verbal altercation.
In June 2017, Nick and Laura also made headlines following a domestic violence incident. She oddly dropped the charges, so the case was closed.
Gordon was found “legally responsible” in November 2016 for Bobbi Kristina’s death and was ordered to pay more than $36 million to her estate. There were allegations of domestic violence in the house just before she was found dead in a bathtub.
BK's father Bobby Brown has also spoken out and offered to help Laura through his foundation. He issued a statement saying:
“Domestic violence killed my daughter, and on March 4, 2018, the Bobbi Kristina Brown Serenity House held our first event to strike back at domestic violence.
I personally would like to extend my hand to Ms. Leal and offer her services through our organization. I do not want to see any more families destroyed at the hands of domestic violence and I do not want any more women to suffer like my daughter did. We are here to assist and we hope to hear from Ms. Leal.”
This guy Nick. We hope Laura finds the strength to leave. For good.
Photos: Instagram/OWN Tv
The cool kids took over Paris Fashion Week and we’ve rounded up flicks of Justine Skye, Selah Marley, Jaden Smith, Winnie Harlow, Odell Beckham Jr. and more inside…
Paris Fashion Week was tripping with YBF fresh faces hitting up runway shows to see the latest and hottest designs.
Selah Marley, daughter of Lauryn Hill and Rohan Marley, is turning into a edgy fashionista in her own right. She keeps a slay worthy flick posted on her Instagram. And she brought her eclectic style to the Sonia Rykiel show.
The 19-year-old was a spitting image of her mother in a funky Sonia Rykiel pre-fall 2018 ensemble for the fashion fun.
She looks like a pro perched on the front row.
At another event...
The young model made her way to the Stella McCartney show to flex in the designer’s threads.
She rolled up to the Paul Poiret show in this leathered down look.
She totally styled out of the box for Dior.
She clearly rocks to the beat of her drum. And we love it.
Also on the scene...
It's one thing to kill a look, it's another when you can put a look together your damn self and kill it.
Justine Skye ditched the stylist and decided to dress herself as she headed out for some Paris Fashion Week festivities. We love this Alexander Wang outfit topped with a POLOGEORGIS fur.
The Purple Unicorn, who released her ULTRAVIOLET album earlier this year, switched up her wiggery for a cropped purple bob for the Vivienne Westwood show. She sat front row alongside Snoop's son Cordell Broadus.
And chick is not playing out in these streets:
Don't hurt 'em Justine!
By the way, Justine, above after attending the Off-White show, will kick off her ULTRAVIOLET tour March 21st in Washington, D.C.
Cordell has been having a ball hitting up all the fashion events overseas. After walking in the Tommy Hilfiger show in Milan, Italy, the celebuspawn linked up with Diddy's son Christian Combs and New York Giants player Odell Beckham Jr. to turn up.
Odell seemed to have enjoyed sight seeing in the city.
Modelicious Winnie Harlow was also on the Parish Fashion Week scene making her rounds.
Skate Kitchen actor Jaden Smith, Loving actress Ruth Negga and Spiderman: Homecoming actress Laura Harrier hit up the Louis Vuitton show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2018/2019. Who's look are you feeling the most?
As for the couples on the scene...
Newly engaged couple Idris Elba and Sabrina Dowhre attended the Givenchy show to peep the new collection.
1. Hubert de Givenchy, French fashion icon, has died at age 91. STORY
Photos: Getty/Splash/Sonia Rykiel/ Winnie’s IG/Selah’s IG/Odell’s IG/Cordell’sIG/Justine’s IG
Yeah, you can call it comeback because Serena Williams is killing it on and off the tennis court. Get the deets on her new Aneres cosmetics line, plus her wins on the court inside…
What can’t Serena Williams do?
She’s like perfect at everything even when she doubts herself.
Now, the first time mom is ready to make some more moves outside of the tennis court and launch yet another project.
According to TMZ, Rena just filed legal documents to trademark “Aneres,” which is her name spelled backwards. Apparently, she had trademarked the name previously for a clothing line, but now she’s looking to get into cosmetics/beauty. Hey, it’s a billion dollar industry, why not?!
It’s reported the tennis superstar’s cosmetic line will include skin care prep, makeup removing products, makeup kits, bath soaps, lipstick, lip gloss, eye shadow, eyeliner, mascara, colognes and perfumes.
This is going to be a good endeavor for Rena, especially since she has that HSN connect already. Get those coins Rena!
As for her life on the court…
2017 was a HUGE year for Serena off the court, but not so much on the court. Well, she missed most of the year since she was pregnant with her daugher, Alexis Olympia. But, let’s not forget chick won the Australian Open in January 2017 while she was 8 weeks pregnant before she took her hiatus.
You may recall, the new wife made her first appearance back on the court in December 2017, four months after giving birth, to play at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi. Unfortunately, she took an “L,” so she decided to train some more and now she’s back again.
Serena, who has won the second-most singles titles (23 in total) in women's Grand Slam tournaments of all time, returned to the tennis court to play in the Indian Wells tournament on March 8 where she defeated Kazakh tennis player Zarina Diyas. Then, she returned on March 10th and beat Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands.
It's official. My comeback is here. This Thursday I will start playing tennis again professionally for the first time since giving birth to my daughter. This whole month I am playing tournaments in California and Florida- both my home states. Thursday, the day I play my very first match, marks international women's day. My comeback could not have come on a better day and I decided I wanted to do something different let you all be apart of my long journey back (if you want of course!!) So I created my Serena Gold toned "S" pin. When I am playing you can wear it and show support not only from me but also for my charity which supports the Yetunde Price Resource center. I want this gold "S" mean something special to you personally. What is one S word in your life that means something to you? Mine is Strong and Sure! So when I wear my "S" pin I am representing Strength, and Sureness. What would your "S" mean? They are for now only available for my fans that come see my at Indian wells, and Miami starting Wednesday as well as Thursday when I play!! Sooooo if you are watching me stop by the Serena booth to grab a "S" pin. Post pics of you wearing your "S" and tag me! Thanks for the support I look forward to seeing you out there!!
Tonight, she’ll face off against her big sister Venus Williams for the 29th time in their careers.
"I would prefer to play someone else, anybody else, literally anybody else, but it has to happen now. So it is what it is," Serena told reporters.
The last time the Williams Sisters played one another was during the 2017 Australian Open final, when Serena won her 23rd Grand Slam singles title (while pregnant).
Throughout their professional rivalry, Serena has won 17 times, while Venus beat her 11 times. The last time Venus beat her little sister was in 2014.
The tennis queens are set to hit the court tonight at 10pm EST.
Who do you think will win this one?!
Juelz Santana will face the judge today after he literally fled the cene after getting caught with a gun. Deets inside, plus love in the club with Birdman and Lil Wayne...
Days after Juelz Santana dipped out of Newark airport (see what we did there?) when TSA discovered a loaded gun in his luggage, he's turned himself in.
Not sure what made him think he could run AND hide from authorities, but the Dipset rapper, whose government name is LaRon James, has smartened up, and is ready to face the music.
As we previously reported, Juelz forgot to take his gun out of his luggage and TSA agents found it as he went through a security checkpoint at Newark Airport Friday evening.
Once TSA agents got their hands on the gun, the 36-year-old rapper took off running out of the airport and hopped into a taxi, leaving his bags and the gun behind.
ABC News says the loaded .38-caliber handgun was found in his carry-on bag alongside Santana's ID.
LaRon has been charged with one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and one count of carrying a weapon on an aircraft. He's prohibited from possessing a firearm due to a 2013 conviction for manufacturing and distributing a controlled dangerous substance.
Both charges carry a maximum potential penalty of 10 years in prison, so we'll see how this goes.
Juelz's girlfriend Kimbella is riding for her man, as expected:
Anybody else dying to see video of Juelz jetting aout that airport at top speed?
In other rap news, Birdman and Lil Wayne may have squashed their beef. The "Stuntin' Like My Daddy" rappers and YMCMB honchos have been beefing for years over coins, album releases and their Cash Money empire.
Over the weekend, the two were seen publicly reuniting at a club. It's unclear the premise of their meet up, but at least it's a step in the right direction. Maybe.
Page Kennedy is wilin' out once again, and this time he got himself arrested. Deets on his latest domestic violence charge inside...
Actor Page Kennedy was arrested for felony domestic violence on Saturday night. Sadly, it's not the first time he's been caught up in a mess like this.
The "Cold Case" star, who also starred in the "Rush Hour" series, got into an altercation with a woman at his home that turned physical. Cops were called. When they arrived, they discovered the woman had scratches on her body. The discovery led to Page's arrest.
He was released on Sunday on $50,000 bail.
It's not the first time the actor/comedian has been arrested for charges involving harassment.
Back in 2010, Tiffany Muller got a restraining order against Paige after she says "he tried to touch me and take my pants off and I would push his hands away and tell him to stop."
She also says he would constantly harass her via text message.
In 2005, Page was fired from "Desperate Housewives" by the production company, after he was rumored to have flashed people on the set. He denied it ever happened.
The Black Ink brand isn’t going anywhere! Ceaser is expanding his empire to Philadelphia. Also, the tattoo king covers VULKAN magazine where he reveals he still misses his former best friend Puma. Deets inside…
Reality television might be the best thing to happen to Ceaser.
Black Ink was hardly on anyone’s radar before its television debut, and now it’s one of the hottest tattoo shops in the nation. The show is also one of our fave guilty pleasures.
With the success of Black Ink Crew in NYC, Chicago and Atlanta, the creator is gearing up to expand his brand into a new city. He’s going to set up shop in the city of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia!
Ceasar announced the expansion on his Instagram page as he signed the final paperwork for the shop:
Get ready for the shenanigans in Philly! Lord knows who e's going to put in charge there, since Skyy has her hands full in ATL. Maybe Walt can finally be delegated something to do....
On the magazine front...
The tattoo king covers the newest issue of VULKAN magazine and he opened up to the publication about something we never would have thought he would have said.
In the cover story, the Harlem native reflected on his failed friendship with his former best friend Puma. If you watch the show, then you know Ceaser and Puma went from besties to enemies to the point where they were brawling in the street (in front of kids) and hurling threats at one another.
However, Ceaser said he actually misses Puma and wishes he was here for the glow up. When asked what does “Black Ink Crew” stand for, he responded:
“IDK. That’s different. No one ever asked me that. It wasn’t always about the crew. It was about a bunch of young black men trying to get out the hood. I say Black Ink represents UNITY. A family that grew up together and made it together. Honestly, the only one I miss is PUMA. I hate the way things went down because it wasn’t supposed to go down that way.”
He also talked about if he regrets putting his relationship with his ex-fiancée Dutchess on television for the world to see:
“I don’t have any regrets about putting my relationship on camera. Sometimes you see only one aspect of a man on TV being a dog. And I really did try. I tried and I failed at it. It’s not that I’m scared to do it again but, I just won’t do it again.”
On whether he expected these major ratings after signing on and the equally major glow-up:
"F*ck no! Honestly, I was doing it for the pilot so I can re-up. I thought who the hell gone watch a show about a black man doing tattoos. Next thing I know we got a bidding war among networks. They said I’m about to be on TV. That’s when I knew I had to get out the hood."
"I think the show has given the world a look at the reality of the tattoo industry. What people don’t understand is that black people are the main consumers in this industry. This is really our culture. Tattooing really started in Africa with tribal body art."
Well, there you have it. Read the full interview here.
The "Black Ink Crew" is currently cutting up in Miami. We can only imagine the shenanigans that were caught on camera. Young Bae's baby bump makes an appearance, and we know Skyy is also there (even though she's not in the pics).
Photos: VULKAN/Ceaser's IG
Robert Griffin III is now a married man...again. Get into his wedding pics and videos with his 8-month old daughter's mother tuned bride inside...
28-year-old former Cleveland Browns QB RG III gave his 25-year-old bride GreteGriffin his last name over the weekend. They're officially married!
RG rocked an Elevee Lifestyle plaid suit for his rehearsal dinner, above, while Grete rocked her first white dress of the weekend.
The wedding went down at the W Miami Beach, and the pics are...nice.
Grete's wedding dress is by Berta, and her groom clearly loved it. RG gushed about her on Instagram saying she's been his hero all along.
This is Robert's second marriage. He divorced Rebecca Liddicoat, whom he shares a 3-year-old daughter Reese Ann with, around the same time he started dating Grete, who was a heptathalon athlete at Florida State.
Their first dance was caught on video:
And the rehearsal dinner before RG got braided up for his big day:
It seems like their blended family with baby Gloria and little Reese is all good too:
Congrats to The Griffins!
Rumors that Big Sean has cheated on Jhene Aiko have hit the net, and Twitter is freaking all the way out. Get into the funny AF responses and how Nicole Scherzinger is allegedly involved inside...
Twenty 88 might be no more if this rumor about Big Sean being on his F-boi ish is true.
According to TJB, the Detroit rapper hit an Oscars party with Nicole a couple weeks ago, and his ethereal bae Jhene wasn't anywhere near here for it. They're rumored to now be on the rocks after he was caught cozying up to another celeb chick at a party.
The site reports:
[Big Sean and Nicole Scherzinger] both attended an Oscar Awards after-party together and were cozied up together sitting at a table in VIP.
We’re told no cameras were allowed inside the bash, but the pair (Sean and Nicole) were allegedly sitting next to each other, hugging and flirting in VIP.
They were all over each other and they looked really comfortable around each other. They looked like they were a couple.
Apparently, someone told Jhene, who got majorly pissed and confronted him about it.
What we do know is, Jhene has coincidentally unfollowed Sean on social media. It doesn't necessarily confirm the story, but where there's smoke, there's likely fire. Sean still has his pics with Jhene up on his accounts though.
Twitter is going nuts over the potential break up. Folks have zero chill and sides are being taken. Check it below:
Big Sean cheating on Jhene Aiko after she got a tattoo of his face on her, proves that the only thing that's real is, J. Cole going double platinum with no features.
— jones. (@MsPilotJones) March 13, 2018
the faithful black men association finding out big sean cheated pic.twitter.com/DjcaPDPSaE
— was @LILAFRIMANE (@LORAFRIMANE) March 13, 2018
Whole of Twitter: Why would Big Sean cheat on Jhene Aiko?
Big Sean: pic.twitter.com/f05ye9Rtqz
— FaithGrace (@faithi) March 13, 2018
Oh Jhene gets a pass for cheating on her husband. But Big Sean gets slandered for cheating? That’s how we playing this? Oh ok... pic.twitter.com/u1JTmnBrZp
— Mr Drumm (@Mr_Drum) March 13, 2018
Jhené Aiko must’ve done something really bad to make Big Sean cheat smh women ain’t shit
— Papi Women Respecter (@JuiceGawd23) March 13, 2018
Jhene Aiko & Ariana Grande on their way to the studio to record a diss track about Big Sean pic.twitter.com/vnDrg2IM1D
Why do women keep tryna wife Big Sean? He's 5'8 and a March Aries. Two red flag offenses right there. https://t.co/oNoqYVK49H
— E. (@LIBGyal) March 12, 2018
big sean cheated on jhene? i need receipts before i allow myself to be upset about this
— CurlyTop (@wassupbria) March 13, 2018
Y’all so worried about Big Sean cheating, but your man has been cheating on you for the past few months pic.twitter.com/PrGioyx3Rm
— J. SNOW (@jsnoww101) March 13, 2018
Jhene Aiko fine af and I honestly don’t understand why Big Sean would cheat, but that ain’t my business either. Let these people live, y’all mamas and daddies cheat all the time & you don’t even know it.
— Royce Tyler (@longlivetrawww) March 13, 2018
Y’all females don’t even know if Big Sean cheated yet . Y’all was just ready to say niggas ain’t shit again.
— BLACK (@ItsKanjii) March 13, 2018
Big Sean watching Jhene Aiko getting him tatted on her knowing he’ll cheat in the future pic.twitter.com/pCXoIZugL4
— Jah Bless (@DidoRich) March 13, 2018
Big Sean cheated???
None of us are safe. pic.twitter.com/c8Tdk3Tm8A
— Briana Lane Salazar (@yobriiiiiiiiiii) March 13, 2018
"Why did you get a tattoo of Big Sean?"
Jhene Aiko: pic.twitter.com/N4SSxF0jup
— Josiah Johnson (@KingJosiah54) March 13, 2018
Big Sean & Jay Z have proved that it DOES NOT MATTER how pretty u are, how fit u are, how talented u are, how down u are for someone, or how long u may have been together... IF SOMEONE WANTS TO CHEAT, THEY WILL
— lyd t (@LydiaTruitt) March 13, 2018
Jhene Aiko scrubbing Big Sean’s face off her arm like pic.twitter.com/3v3NvoetGC
— Philip Lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) March 13, 2018
Jhene Aiko cheats on her husband with Big Sean.... denies it.... divorces her husband... then goes public with big sean.... then admits to cheating on husband with big sean.... Big sean then cheats on Jhene Aiko.... gets caught.... and now “Men aint shit”
What A Time...
— I Am (@ABTheMentor) March 13, 2018
Me looking at my boyfriend after hearing about Big Sean’s actions pic.twitter.com/sk9YzPT5iC
— mary (@themarycruz_) March 13, 2018
Jhene Aiko is a prime example of what you’re supposed to do in a relationship. She wrote poems for Big Sean, songs, professed her love COUNTLESS times and made herself vulnerable. Even tho he cheated, my girl gonna rest at night knowing she loved as best as she could
— a (@serbianbaddie) March 13, 2018
First Kevin Hart, now Big Sean...
I guess we gotta start saying TALL black men don’t cheat
— Heyy Auntie (@Ha_KimSolid) March 13, 2018
So Big Sean Cheated on Jhene Aiko with her?!
I mean... pic.twitter.com/PasaZIhqWw
— OMG Its Khairy (@OMGits_Khairy) March 13, 2018
Me poppin up to big Sean’s crib like pic.twitter.com/ZIacnCyOom
— Ranipapi (@Ranyaxmo) March 13, 2018
Grown women really tweeting “Of course that’s why Big Sean cheated! he’s an Aries!” pic.twitter.com/axk8TovyOn
— Sam Yeezy (@samstaydipped) March 13, 2018
women on twitter with no proof of big sean actually cheating: pic.twitter.com/0sefmUHymY
— JJ (@theregoesjavi) March 13, 2018
Y'all are a mess.
Michael B. Jordan is stepping up in the name of inclusion. Get the deets on the actor adopting inclusion riders, plus find out how Will and Jaden Smith are helping out residents in Flint during the water crisis inside…
Michael B. Jordan continues to prove why he’s BAE For LIFE.
You may recall during the Oscars Frances McDormand promoted the use of inclusion riders during her Best Actress acceptance speech. An inclusion rider is a contract clause where actors would require filmmakers to reach diversity benchmarks in their cast and crew.
No one has publicly come forward about implementing the idea since Frances’ speech until now.
The Black Panther villain, who’s currently filming CREED 2, announced his company Outlier Society Productions would adopt the rider for its projects.
“In support of the women & men who are leading this fight, I will be adopting the Inclusion Rider for all projects produced by my company Outlier Society,” Michael wrote on Instagram.“I’ve been privileged to work with powerful woman & persons of color throughout my career & it’s Outlier’s mission to continue to create for talented individuals going forward.”
In support of the women & men who are leading this fight, I will be adopting the Inclusion Rider for all projects produced by my company Outlier Society. I’ve been privileged to work with powerful woman & persons of color throughout my career & it’s Outlier’s mission to continue to create for talented individuals going forward. If you want to learn more about how to support the cause – link in bio. #OutlierSociety #AnnenbergInclusionInitiative
This man just keeps giving us reasons to stan for him.
While his production company will adopt the inclusion rider, it’s unclear if Michael will adopt them for projects he’s starring in.
Right now, Michael "BAE" Jordan is getting (even more) CUT UP to reprise his role Adonis Creed. His body was already banging in Black Panther, however his trainer Corey Calliet said in a recent interview that Mike would be going through some intense training to get ever more cut up to play the boxer. So yeah, get ready to see all the blood, sweat and tears when CREED 2 hits theaters November 21st.
In other news about celebs making a change...
Jaden Smith was serious when he said he wanted to change the water game.
The young actor and his father Will Smith are reportedly helping Flint residents by donating water to the city on a monthly basis through their eco-friendly water company, JUST Water, until lead levels in the public schools go down below the federal threshold.
As you know, Flint hasn’t had clean water since 2014.
“This just makes sense for us to do,” said JUST’s CEO Ira Laufer. “Jada Smith has visited Flint and met with the mayor. Flint is very dear to her heart … After reading more about [Flint’s] challenges and the mayor objecting to pulling bottled water from the schools, we thought ‘Let’s help these kids.'”
Apparently, the Smiths were inspired to start sending water by an MLive article and have already sent over 9,200 water bottles to Flint.
Glad the father-son duo stepping up to help out the people in Flint, who have been suffering for a long time.
1. Someone is placing bombs on the doorsteps of black and Hispanics homes in Austin, Texas, killing two people and injuring two others. STORY
Photos: Getty/MBJ's IG
As the news of rapper Craig Mack's shocking passing takes over today, hip hop and beyond is paying homage. The Bad Boy fam, rap legends and more are mourning, and we have their heartfelt word inside.
At age 46, Bad Boy rapper Craig Mack has passed way. The NY Daily News attributes his death to heart failure, and his death was confirmed by his long time producer DJ Scratch and long time friend and fellow rap legend Erik Sermon.
R.I.P to one of my good friends..#craigmack and I was young kids at my grandmother's house listening to red alert and WBLS. Waiting to hear the new rap records to record on the cassette tape... we heard #publicenemy @rakim and @officialbizmarkie one night..we lost our minds.. when I got famous I took him on tour with me..then he went home and signed to the label I was on at the time to show me he belongs with the HITSQUAD...then #EPMD broke up..he was devastated..@alvintoney took him to #puffy #badboy and the rest is history..you will be missed... #ahhhh boyyyy.. #mrbadboy himself....@djdiamondtheartist @lenny_ace @coachbernard
Erik said today to TMZ that he died of congestive heart failure, and even told his closet friends 6 months ago that he didn't have long to live:
The '90s MC broke the news Tuesday -- hours after Craig passed away in South Carolina -- telling us the "Flava in Ya Ear" rapper had only 25% of his heart working in his final months.
Sermon, shed more light on Craig's final days. He says the Bad Boy Records pioneer had called his closest friends -- including Erick and Biz Markie -- 6 months ago to tell them what he was battling, but didn't want them to see him in his frail condition.
Scratch confirmed that Craig, who became one of Bad Boy's first rap superstars with "Flavor In Ya Ear," had moved away from the music industry over the last decade or so after being called to worship the Lord. He was deeply involved with his church and ministry, and also turned down the opportunity to join the recent Bad Boy Reunion.
Still, Craig Mack had a story to tell. According to those close to him, the Long Island native was working on a documentary to do just that.
Craig Mack was one of the few people to strike lighting twice in Hip Hop. First with "Get Retarded" on Fresh Records in 1988, then with Bad boy. After his first strike of lightning, he went through a lot of struggles, a lot. He mentions his struggles in many interviews after he blew up with Bad Boy. You all know how cruel the public can be when someone falls off in Hip Hop. Unfortunately, that cruelty is ALWAYS by "Our People". Craig recently requested me to speak about these things in his upcoming documentary because I embraced him during his trying times after just meeting him. If I had to describe him with one word I would say "Innocent". He was sooooooo innocent, a dope MC, a hell of a beat maker & cool GREAT Dude. Craig was Hit Squad before K-Solo, Redman & Das Efx were discovered. Unfortunately Craig never got the opportunity to get his chance with the Hit Squad because EPMD broke up. Everyone's careers were in jeopardy & Craig was back on his own again. A few years later, EPMD's longtime bodyguard Alvin Toney took Craig Mack's demos to Puffy, Puff signed him & put Bad Boy Records on the map with the platinum single "Flavor In Ya Ear". I cried when I saw Craig had finally made it to superstardom because I saw the struggle, the set backs, I was extremely proud of him!!!! The underdog finally wins!!!!!! He's my definition of never giving up when you're going through it & he's an example of what can happen when you believe in someone regardless of their set backs. This industry is very cruel & backstabbing, I've saw my fair share of it & Craig has seen even more than me. So years ago he left the industry & gave his life to GOD. At that moment is when he was most happy, regardless if no one understood his life changing decision. This has hit home for a number of reasons. First, is because he's the first person in our camp to pass away. News that I wouldn't expect to hear for another 40 years. Second, because he passed away 3 days after Biggie. I won't say rest in peace, because he was already at peace before he passed. I will miss you Craig.
The fact that Craig's passing comes just three days after the 21-year anniversary of one of his original aces, Notorious B.I.G.'s, death was lost on no one.
The hip hop community, including Bad Boy honcho Diddy, are openly shedding tears today in remembrance:
Craig Mack, you were the first artist to release music on Bad Boy and gave us our first hit. You always followed your heart and you had an energy that was out of this world. You believed in me and you believed in Bad Boy. I will never forget what you did for hip-hop. pic.twitter.com/qvnxRTcdXv
— Diddy (@Diddy) March 13, 2018
— Diddy (@Diddy) March 13, 2018
Damn. #CraigMack. Just damn.
— Melissa Harris-Perry (@MHarrisPerry) March 13, 2018
Rest in power Craig. May the almighty embrace your soul & lift up your family and friends. it was a pleasure to know you & rock with you. You $tepped away from the game & did it your way.. I always respected that.#RIPCraigMack
— LLCOOLJ. (@llcoolj) March 13, 2018
Don't know if I have anything particularly poignant to add about Craig Mack that others haven't already said. I do know that my two favorite rap remixes of all time are One More Chance and Flava In Ya Ear. RIP, Craig Mack.
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) March 13, 2018
Rest In Peace Craig Mack.
— Joe Budden (@JoeBudden) March 13, 2018
I'm devastated over the news of Craig Mack.. We just finishing up his new album.. smh.. Rest in Power Craig...
— Erick Sermon (@iAmErickSermon) March 13, 2018
RIP Craig Mack THE LEGEND
— juicy j (@therealjuicyj) March 13, 2018
— Funk Flex !!!!! (@funkflex) March 13, 2018
Man. To be In hip hop culture & live past the age of 50 is a fight to the finish for real. All due respect to #CraigMack. For some reason w exception of a RARE few, like #ProtectYaNeck, #ScenarioRemix —maybe #ShutEmDown remix—-I kinda think #FlavaInYaEar was the hip hop freestylers’ 1st viral instrumental choice. I mean there was always the lunchroom desk & beatboxing. But hip hop really didn’t do straight up instrumentals til like—1988/1989 on 12 inches (lots of DUBS, kinda there to assist mc’s in concert spitting verses w vocal guides?) but I’m just saying the weekend Flava came out I NEVER heard a dj play a joint like 7 times in a row (rare times were #RebelWithoutAPause & #IKnowYouGotSoul) but this was different: 1st of all this single slowed the east coast down DRASTICALLY (1987-1993 east coast was HYPED! on 100bpm-115bpm)—-Flavor was the sound of weed. Not the previous panic crack era music. Like 93 bpms—just perfect to kick a Freestyle: sparse in arrangement & foooonky—-it’s weird that the flagship song of such a commercial radio dominated label was one of the grimiest underground joints ever. I was actually in London at the time when dj 279 premiered that joint at a party. He played that instrumental like 20 mins straight and I saw like 9 simultaneous ciphers happening in the club. Man I was jealous of that beat. I know #Juicy wound up the winner in that race but man we cannot forget one of the greatest hip hop single debuts in the culture. That song was the gym routine mc’s brushed their skills on. All due respect to brother Craig Mack w/o him & his cant lose single who knows what empire #BadBoy woulda become. Rest In Peace Boyeeeeee.
I’m so saddened to get a text about Craig Mack. I am grateful to have worked with him on this song on the Dangerous Minds soundtrack & he was so kind funny & Talented Rest peacefully Craig https://t.co/RJy4bqdeP1
— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) March 13, 2018
R.I.P. Craig Mack. Can’t believe this remix was 1994 (time flies - and heavenly hat tip to BIG). Dude never really got a chance to reach his full potential. But he left behind one legendary hit and got to walk among hip hop legends. A man could do worse. https://t.co/dRxXQKrZRF
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) March 13, 2018
— MTV (@MTV) March 13, 2018
Christ pulled on his heart many years ago, so we rejoice in the midst of loss. We celebrate #CraigMack
— Kirk Franklin (@kirkfranklin) March 13, 2018
RP from @diddy Craig Mack, you were the first artist to release music on Bad Boy and gave us our first hit. You always followed your heart and you had an energy that was out of this world. You believed in me and you believed in Bad Boy. I will never forget what you did for hip-hop. You inspired me and will continue to inspire us. We will always love you. #badboy4life #ripcraigmack ( this is what I waited for online ) God bless the #90's music and artist Sporty
— Faith Evans (@faithevans) March 13, 2018
Our condolences go out to Craig Mack's wife, family and friends. R.I.P.
Photo: Johnny Nunez
Yep, the white racist chick who violated her black roommate in the nastiest ways possible dodged jail time! Get those deets, plus the latest drama Odell Beckham Jr. has gotten himself into inside…
If you’re shocked the former University of Hartford student who literally tortured her black roommate for no reason, don’t be. She’s white!
18-year-old Brianna Brochu was brought up on charges when she literally tortured her roommate, Chennel "Jazzy" Rowe for over a month and a half unbeknownst to her. Brianna was expelled after Jazzy revealed her roommate was spitting in her coconut oil, putting moldy clam dip in her lotions, rubbing used tampons on her backpack, and putting her toothbrush “where the sun don’t shine.” UGH!
The NAACP demanded Brianna be brought up on hate crime charges, but that didn’t happen. Surprised? Nope. The West Hartford police ended up charging her with breach of peace and criminal mischief. She previously pleaded not guilty.
Brianna received a special form of probation that will allow her to avoid a criminal record.
Jazzy appeared in Superior Court in Harford today for Brianna’s hearing where she spoke to Judge Omar Williams, letting him know that she did not oppose Brianna’s request for accelerated rehabilitation.
In fact, Jazzy forgave her former roommate. Despite having nightmares, an inability to trust others and other difficulties that have caused her to delay her educational goals due to the situation, Jazzy still wished her well.
“By giving her this second chance, I hope she will change her ways and finds love for all mankind no matter what race,” Jazzy said.
According to reports:
Brianna will have to perform 200 hours of community service — including 50 at a literacy organization in Greater Hartford and 50 at a social services group. If she completes those requirements and stays out of trouble, the charges of breach of peace and criminal mischief will be dismissed after two years.
We call BS. Y'all KNOW had this been a black woman who did this to a white woman she would have been in jail from the moment the police were alerted and would have been sentenced with jail time with the quickness. But when Becky does it, the law gets bent to make sure her criminal record stays squeaky clean. Just over it!
As for some other controversy...
New York Giants player Odell Beckham Jr. is back in the headlines and it’s not because of his on-field abilities.
There’s a video that has gone viral that features the wide receiver surrounded by a few people in a hotel room that has sparked rumors and gossip. In the clip, it appears Odell is holding a brown looking “cigarette” in his hand while he’s conversing about having sex with a woman. Right at the very beginning, it looks like a woman is cutting up a white substance, which some believe to be cocaine.
The woman in the video, an aspiring French model named Laura Cuenca, spoke to the NY Daily News to CONFIRM OBJ did not do any drugs that night. And she claims he was holding “a piece of pizza” in his hand. Well, we can clearly see it wasn’t a slice of pizza in his hand in the clip. Check it above.
“No. He did not take any drugs!,” she told the publication.
While she said Odell didn’t do any drugs, she didn’t confirm or deny that the white powdery substance seen in the video was cocaine when asked directly.
This video allegedly was recorded while the 25-year-old was in Paris attending Paris Fashion Week events.
The Daily News reports:
Cuenca, who was first identified by her Instagram handle @ellcnc by Black Sports Online, said she met Beckham at Le Queen nightclub in Paris, France and recorded the video via Snapchat on Thursday at 6 a.m. local time. Cuenca sent The News a screenshot of the video’s timestamp.
Cuenca said she did not know the man she met was Beckham until after she had already uploaded the video. She said Beckham then informed her who he was and asked her to take it down.
While the short clip didn’t begin to circulate and go viral until Friday evening, Beckham may have been alluding to its validity when he posted to Twitter Friday morning, "Old news still makes a good story....I guess. #CatchUpWereIn18"
Old news still makes a good story....I guess. #CatchUpWereIn18’
— Odell Beckham Jr (@OBJ_3) March 9, 2018
The Giants have been made aware of the video, but has chosen not to comment it on it at this time.
Get it together OBJ!
Photos: Patrick Raycraft / Hartford Courant/West Hartford County
Well that was fast. AF. Looks like Cam Newton and girlfriend Kia Proctor are expecting baby #3, and their youngest is barely a year old. Check out the pic of Kia's baby bump inside...
We guess they both had time this off season. We don't like to be all up in another woman's uterus, but if somebody asked us to guess what Kia's was saying, we'd guess "Haaaalp!" (No typo)
The Carolina Panthers QB didn't make it to the playoffs this year, but he definitely nailed it when it came to aiming for that baby a few months ago. Apparently.
Cam's girlfriend Kia, and mother to his two kids as well as her older daughter from a previous relationship, posted this pic of her major baby bump just hours ago:
We checked on when this #OnlyOnRodeo installation went live, and it's been up on Rodeo Drive since February. So yeah, the pic appears to be a recent one.
The couple's oldest child together, Chosen, is 2 years, 2 months old. Their daughter, Soverign, is approxiamately 15 months old, give or take a month.
This new bump surely came out of nowhere since Kia showed no signs of a baby bump this past Halloween or Christmas:
Cam & Kia are both young and Cam is certainly richer than most, so we're sure they can handle a house of 3 tots plus a teen.
It also looks like Cam is well on his way to those 11 kids he once said he wanted. Congrats to the couple!
Photos: Kia's Instagram
Laticia Rolle is about to change up the hat game for women. And she can thank her beau for the inspiration.
For the first time ever, the Hat Queen dishes to TheYBF.com about meeting boyfriend (not fiancé...yet!) boyfriend Shaq, advice for aspiring entrepreneurs, and how she bounced back from getting scammed!
Over the last few years, it seems NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal has found love and every time we see him with his longtime girlfriend Laticia Rolle, he always appears to be in great spirits.
But, we haven’t learned much about their relationship….until now.
TheYBF.com chopped it up with lifestyle blogger/author/inspirational speaker and TRESS creator Laticia Rolle about her whirlwind romantic relationship with an NBA icon, plus her innovative TRESS hat that’s going to change the game for textured haired women.
We first noticed Shaq getting cozy with Laticia during his birthday bash in 2014. Since then, the lovebirds have been madly in love enjoying life together. But, we’ve never heard how these two became a couple.
The 30-year-old entrepreneur and the 46-year-old NBA analyst were both at an event in Miami 5 ½ years ago. Laticia told us Shaq just walked up to her and sparked a conversation. He then whipped out a picture of a baby with blue eyes and asked her if they could “make one of these.” He spit that game, telling her he saw her eyes from a mile away and was mesmerized.
So here’s where things got tricky. Laticia wasn’t in a relationship at the time, but she was dating. The guy she was dating was actually at the event as well. Shaq wasn’t feeling that, so he walked up to the guy and told him, “You’re not going to be talking to her anymore.” The guy responded, “Yes I am. I’m going to marry her.”
Then, Shaq responded, “No you’re not. I am.”
Ever since then, these two have been joined at the hip.
Things started to serious in 2014, around the time of his birthday in March. After making it official, Laticia figured out she had a problem and wanted to create something to fix it. A lot of times she and Shaq would leave the house, he’d rush her to get out of the house. Y’all know how our men do us.
Sometimes, you just want to grab a hat to cover your undone hair, but when you have textured or big hair (or weave/wiggery for that matter), it’s super hard to find a hat that fits! We can relate to that struggle. And so did Laticia.
“It really started when I was getting ready to leave with my boyfriend and he was rushing me," she tells TheYBF.com. "And I went to go grab a hat because I didn’t have time to do my curls. I was just like, ‘I need to make it happen because I can’t deal with this.”
But, that’s not an issue anymore thanks to her TRESS hat. Laticia created an eco-friendly hat designed specifically for women with thick, curly and textured hair.
“I also knew that I wanted something all women would wear," she said. "You know like a little black dress, I wanted a little black hat.”
TRESS is made out of black vegan leather that you can throw on no matter where you’re going. It also has built in elastic and a satin lining to keep your hair protected. Satin INSIDE the hat to protect your hair. Game changer!
The process to creating a hat for everybody' head wasn’t easy.
“Getting it off the ground was a struggle,” Laticia told TheYBF.com. “100% honest. There wasn no easy route.”
The lifestyle blogger, who majored in Business Management and Communication at Eckerd University, suffered a few L's before she was able to get her hat company off the ground.
“I started to brainstorm with my sister. I found this company that would design the prototype. Girl, I lost $3,000. When you’re doing this entrepreneur thing, you have a little bit of money saved, and you’re using your own money and I didn’t know what I was doing.”
“I had my design drawn up. And then the designers went ghost. This was after I paid my payment. They were nowhere to be found. They were supposed to send me samples in two months and nothing never came in.”
She hopped on another opportunity while on a trip to China, where she also came up with the name and vegan angle:
“I told myself I had to do something. So, I’m in China and I meet this amazing couple who are hat designers. This is a true story. They were really sweet, really cool. I love their kids. I thought ‘This is great. Maybe I can pitch what I’m doing and we can create a partnership.’ The same thing happens! We sent designs back and forth.
"Now, I came up with the name: TRESS. People don’t know what TRESS means. It means a long lock of hair. People were asking me all the time why I did I say TRESS. When we have hair, we need it to be protected at all times. My baby cousin made the logo for me because now I have to stay within in my means. I finally got a sample back from the people in China. I got the sample finally made. I figure out the satin lining material I wanted. I figured out I wanted vegan leather because I love animals.”
But she quickly discovered, it was a scam!
“I said let me order 500 hats and see what happens. Long story short, I put in an order with this couple and then they disappeared after I sent them $3,000. So now I’m $6,000 in the hole with no hats.”
One day, Shaq and Laticia go to a friend’s wedding where she pitched her idea, and the rest is TRESS history.
“So now I have a sample and now I need a manufacturer. Actually there was a wedding, it was our friend’s wedding and he actually has a hat company. So I was like ‘Hey Michael. Nobody gets it. If you’re not a woman and you don’t have textured hair then you don’t get the struggle of trying to wear a baseball cap.'
People don’t get it, especially men. Michael was looking at me like I’m crazy. So he kind of threw me off to his guy, but I’m so glad he did. I finally found a person to connect me with a manufacturer. I finally was able to create TRESS. It took three years.”
Laticia started working on her hats in January 2015 and was able to release it to the masses in December 2017. Must be nice.
So, anyone looking to build a brand or looking to become an entrepreneur, Laticia's advice is to “find your passion and let it fuel you.”
Now that she has her business and her man…are kids and marriage something she’s looking forward to? Yep.
Engagement rumors started circulating in October 2017 when she posted a picture on her Instagram of them together (atop) rocking a HUGE diamond ring on THAT finger. Well, they’re not engaged…YET.
“We are not engaged, yet,” she told us. “I have a lot of diamond rings. Shaq buys me a lot of diamonds. I didn’t realize people were going to acknowledge that. I just thought it was a great picture.”
Laticia said she would love to have kids, especially after seeing how amazing a father Shaq is to his children.
“At least 2,” she spilled. “I come from a family of 5. So yeah, at least two.”
Their hesitation to have kids or get married likely has nothing to do with any tension with Shaq’s ex-wife Shaunie O’Neal as they don’t converse.
From the sounds of it, Laticia and Shaq may have some big announcements this year. *hint hint*
Photos: Laticia's IG/TRESS' IG
Bow Wow just turned 31 and here he is doing the most. He’s making headlines over a video of him getting ambushed going viral AND he’s firing shots at his (former?) friend Chris Brown...kinda. More inside…
What’s really good with Bow Wow?
Well, we know he has a new album titled Greenlight 6 coming down the pipeline and he just recently celebrated his 31st birthday. Now, he’s all up in the headlines for foolery.
The Internet is abuzz over a video of Bow Wow getting ambushed has surfaced. Word on the curb is that a rapper named Cheeks Bossman ran up on him allegedly over some words Bow Wow may have said about rapper Future. A man in an orange shirt yells out, “Whats up with that Future shit?” as he proceeds to trample him.
A few months ago, there was speculation that Future was messing around with Bow Wow’s daughter’s mom Joie Chavis. And Bow Wow being the person he is threw hella shade on Twitter. As y’all already know, Bow Wow and Future used to date Ciara as well. It’s still unclear why this rapper Cheeks Bossman got himself involved, if its really him.
Peep the clip below:
Following the video being leaked, Bow Wow hopped on Twitter and Instagram Live to respond. From what we gather, the incident happened about 5 months ago backstage at a concert. It didn't go down how it looked in the video, though, at least that's what Bow Wow claims.
He swore on his daughter "that sh*t didn't slide like that." He said there was a girl live tweeting who actually saw what went down and she can tell the full story. Peep the receipts below:
REAL niggas dont condone nor accept sucka shit specially by sucka ass niggas clout chasing. We on this music. 5 month old edited ass vids. Stop it 5
— Bow Wow (@smoss) March 14, 2018
And here are the live tweets from the alleged young lady who witnessed the altercation in November:
Oh, and there's more...
Despite announcing he was retiring from rap, Bow Wow aka Shad Moss is back on the music scene.
He just released the first track "Drunk Off Ciroc/Emotional" where he lets everything off his chest about his "beef" with his "brother" Chris Brown.
“I skipped a show just so I could see you Chris/Day ones, me and you been through a lot of sh*t/No matter what you gonna always be my little brother/And it kill me when we in public and we ain’t speaking to each other/ This sh*t crazy/Oh my fault, Brown, this shit brazy/We grown men, let’s turn this shit around."
Peep the full video above.
Shad also hopped on Instagram to explain the process behind "Drunk Off Circo/Emotional":
However, Breezy seems totally confused:
Soo... Bow Wow is now writing love songs to Chris Brown sayin he misses him?! Chris’s comment has me hollering pic.twitter.com/4GhmGNJdCG
— (WhoIsKeahJai) March 13, 2018
So what do you all think? Stunts for album sales, or nah? He IS the king of the #BowWowChallenge, afterall.
Photos: Bow Wow's IG
The woman accusing Trey Songz of assaulting her is speaking out for the first time and she brought receipts and everybody’s lawyer Lisa Bloom. See the alleged bruises and hear her side of what happened inside…
Last month, we told you a woman had come forward to accuse Trey Songz of violently attacking her at a party during All-Star Weekend in LA.
Now, she’s speaking out about the incident, toting receipts of the aftermath and bringing her lawyer Lisa Bloom, who literally represents tons of high-profile female victims.
The woman, named Andrea Buera, stood before reporters for a conference to give details of what happened that night between herself and Trigga. Andrea, who has known the R&B crooner for the last 3 years, said Trey got angry with her (although she didn’t reveal exactly why) and began punching her. She said he didn’t stop punching her until his security got him up off of her and there were tons of people standing around watching it all go down. No one stepped in, according to her.
Andrea didn’t confirm this, but it’s rumored he got angry that she was talking to another man at the party.
After the alleged assault, she claims to have suffered a concussion and she kept throwing up from migraines. Yikes. She said she wants an apology from Trey and that she hopes he gets help so that she’s his last victim. She also had slide show of pictures to show the bruises Trey allegedly put on her as she spoke.
Lisa Bloom revealed Trey has allegedly hired an investigator that continues to harass Andrea and her family and she wants it to STOP. The famed attorney is clueless as to why Trey hasn’t been arrested since he’s currently on probation for another assault incident involving another woman. He allegedly slapped her cell phone out of her hand causing her glasses to break. That woman has sued Trey, however, Andrea hasn’t decided to file a civil suit…yet.
A judge granted Andrea’s temporary restraining order and she’ll go back to testify for the permanent restraining order on March 27th.
According to Trey’s attorney, Shawn Holley, there were people who were present at the party who can dispute her account of what happened.
The rumor mill is still going about Cardi B’s alleged pregnancy and now it’s being reported she’s due this summer. And this alleged pregnancy won’t stop her Coachella performance. Sip the tea, plus deets on Snapchat throwing shade in an ad inside…
Cardi B keeps saying she’s NOT pregnant and that she’s just getting fat. But, the rumor mill says otherwise. And so does that mysterious bump we see when she’s out in public. Her outfit choices (like above at the iHeart Radio Music Awards) are SCREAMING she’s hiding something.
Sources have told TMZ that Cardi is in fact pregnant with her fiancé Offset’s baby and she’s allegedly due in the first week of July. And just because she’s (supposedly) pregnant doesn’t mean she’s going to let that get in the way of her money flow.
The sources said she will also still hit the stage at Coachella next month where she’ll be about 7 months along. Hmm….maybe she’s waiting till then to make the big announcement?
Not only is she supposed to hit the stage at Coachella, she will also reportedly go on tour with Bruno Mars in September, two months after giving birth to her baby if the rumors are true. Like we said, she stands to lose some extreme coinage if she doesn’t perform, amounts to the sound of $100K per night on tour. Sheesh! And around the same for her Coachella performance.
Time will tell if there’s officially a bun in the oven…
In social media news...
Why is Snapchat so shady?
They created an ad that has Rihanna and Chris Brown fans upset, and Rihanna herself read them for filth.
The social media platform posted an ad asking users users if they “would rather slap Rihanna or punch Chris Brown.”
Users were shocked that the company would approve an ad that basically makes light of their 2009 Grammy domestic violence incident.
Now, Snapchat has removed the ad and is apologizing:
“The ad was reviewed and approved in error as it violates our advertising guidelines,” a Snapchat spokesperson told the Sun Online. “We immediately removed the ad last weekend, once we became aware. We are sorry that this happened.”
Rihanna isn't trying to hear it though. She posted to Instagram an hour ago saying:
Bill and Hillary Clinton's daughter Chelsea Clinton called them out on Twitter about the ad:
Just awful. Awful that anyone thinks this is funny. Awful that anyone thinks this is appropriate. Awful that any company would approve this. Thank you Brittany for calling this out.
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) March 12, 2018
This Khia VS. TS Madison beef could be the demise of “The Queens Court.” Deets inside…
Khia and TS Madison’s “Queens Court” web series took the Internet by storm when the ladies decided to hop in front of the camera on Monday nights to dish on everything that’s happening in the celebrity/entertainment world. The ladies’ raw and uncut commentary had viewers tuning in every week to see what outlandish shade would be thrown. But now, it seems the “Queens Court” is DUNZO!
So what happened?
Well, a few weeks ago, Khia and TS Madison were scheduled to interview comedian/actress Mo’Nique, but they were having extreme technical issues. It got so bad that Khia walked OUT as they were trying to get everything situated for the interview. And viewers got to see it all play out since Mo had her Periscope live streaming during the meltdown. Maddy even started crying.
Following the failed interview, there was obviously tension between the co-hosts, but they still appeared for a live event together to do the “Queens Court" in Washington, D.C. Since then, things have been going downhill and the ladies have been making online videos to tell their side of what really went down between them.
Khia decided to start filming her own show, dubbed, “Gag Order,” where she’s essentially doing the same type of commentary she did with Maddy. However, during a recent segment, the “My Neck, My Back” rapper went IN on her former co-host. Now, she had gone in a little bit on Maddy when she started the new series, but took it THERE during the last roast.
Khia said she brought TS Madison up on the docket because she received over 30 emails from black women that are accusing him of “bullying them for doing the same thing that you do.” The rapper didn’t sugar coat anything while roasting TS Madison, questioning why he hasn’t fully transformed into a woman since he has so much money and wants to be a woman so bad, she doesn’t understand why he didn’t spend that money on getting his name changed and getting some new identification. Since his paperwork says “Timothy Hinton,” she’s going to call him a “he.”
Here's the full clip if you're interested:
Following Khia's roast, Maddy responded with SHADE, but has seemingly ended her beef with the rapper and said she's on to bigger things:
When Khia first came after TS Madison after their falling out, Maddy hopped on YouTube to explain how she elevated Khia and the "Queens Court" brand. She made it clear she didn't STEAL anything like Khia has been accusing her. She said she's the one who tied up all the loose business ends, therefore, there's no way she stole anything that she paid for with HER money. The gag? She said Khia declined to put up ANY money to go towards the business. Oh?
Peep the clip below:
Yeah, so if you were a fan of "The Queens Court," it appears it's OVER! Especially because they both have been promoting solo shows:
Photos: Adrian Shelby, Facebook
Let.Him.Know.Venus! One of our fave tennis queens had time to check a reporter right after she played her a** off against her own sister. Check out what went down inside...
Venus Williams was the victor in the most recent showdown with her little sis (and new mom) Serena at the current BNP Paribas tournament. It may be Serena nabbing all the comeback headlines, but don't sleep on Venus either.
Before she had a moment to relish in her huge win, a male reporter made the big mistake of pointing out Venus' age.
In her post-match, on-court interview, the older Williams sister was asked:
"Who would have ever thought, at 37-years-old,you'd be back at the top of the mountain and playing this type of tennis? What does the journey feel like to you?"
Her response, with a coy laugh that got him together right quick:
"Well, Andrew I never go around talking about how old you are."
When Andrew tried to say "we're the same age," she hit him with the 'CHILE PLEASE' look.
He said he learned his lesson.
In an inspirational moment, Venus revealed:
"I’m from right down the street in Compton, CA and this just shows that wherever you come from and you believe in yourself, you can do anything."
Yassss Venus! Check it below:
Check out their highlights below, in case you missed it:
After winning Tuesday night's match as well, Venus enters the Quarterfinals tonight at 8pET and battles C. Suárez Navarro.
Good luck, V!