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O.T. Genasis and his girlfriend Malika Haqq were spotted on a romantic dinner date in Beverly Hills, Meanwhile, we spotted a few celebs out in these streets, including Rihana serving up 90s vibes, Willow Smith taking stroll in a crop top, Tracee Ellis Ross looking pretty in pink and more. Get it all inside…
Matching ‘fits and good eats!
Rapper O.T. Genasis and his reality star/actress girlfriend Malika Haqq are still going strong. And he’s still wining and dining his lady to keep a smile on her face.
Decked out in all black outfits, the couple was spotted leaving Mr. Chow in Beverly Hills after a romantic dinner. It was rumored the two had called it quits late December, but got back together in February. Looks like they're back on track.
They appear to be really feeling one another and they aren’t afraid to show it on social media.
Peep some of their lovey dovey posts below:
In the life of a pop superstar...
Rihanna stays on the run!
The Bajan beauty, who covers the June 2018 issue of VOGUE magazine, touched down at JFK airport from London dressed in her usual 90s threads rocking an oversized denim jacket, Off White sweat pants, her FENTY x PUMA slippers and a Dolce & Gabbana bag.
In the VOGUE cover story, the “Work” singer opened up about why she and her former homie-lover-friend Drake are no longer friends. She also dished on motherhood, her Saudi billionaire boyfriend and she gave us a bomb makeup tutorial. Oh, and her spread was H.O.T.!
Catch up HERE.
Coming down the pipeline, Rih will be releasing her Fenty lingerie line, dubbed Savage x Fenty, on May 11th. Have your coins ready ladies. Y'all know it's going to sell out fast.
Another YBF star out and about...
With temperatures heating up a bit, Willow Smith took advantage of the warmer weather in NYC. The singer/actress was spotted in a black crop top walking through SoHo Friday afternoon headed to the Apple Store with a friend.
The 17-year-old hit the streets following her mother Jada Pinkett Smith’s candid interview with Vulture about her upcoming Facebook Watch Show, “Red Table Talk.” The show also features Willow and Jada’s mother, Adrienne Banfield-Norris.
The Hollywood actress, who recently joined Instagram, said she was shocked to learn Willow’s first expose to sex was when she accidently walked in on her and her husband Will Smith. And neither of them knew.
“I realized she walked in on Will and I. We were doing the sex show, I was like, ‘What was your introduction to sex?’” Jada told Vulture. “She was like, ‘Well, you know, me walking in on you and Dad.’ I had no idea!” she screamed.
“How did that happen?! I was like, ‘Lord have mercy, what did you see? Thank God I have some therapy fund put aside for you.’ It wasn’t funny in the moment.” Luckily, there was still some mystery intact. “I had never heard that, and she said that what she got from that was that she walked into a private space. She was like, ‘That’s private time.’ She said she didn’t really see anything. But she knew she had just walked in on a very private moment.”
Also in the Big Apple...
Tracee Ellis Ross is a working woman on the run. And she’s making her rounds in a fashionable way. Of course.
The Golden Globe winner served up springtime fresh in all white topped with a pink blazer, nude booties, and a crossbody Balenciaga bag as she made her way inside of her NYC hotel.
The “black-ish” star is making moves in the Big Apple before the interview of a lifetime.
It’s reported Tracee will interview forever First Lady Michelle Obama today in Los Angeles as part of the United State of Women Summit.
The conference will bring together a number of women leaders to discuss political and social issues, including former Teen Vogue editor Elaine Welteroth moderating a conversation with actress Yara Shahidi; the co-founder of police reform organization Campaign Zero, Brittany Packnett; and Sen. Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.).
Another FAB chick in these streets...
"NCIS: Los Angeles" star Nia Long kicked off her YBF week with a nice dinner at Delilah in West Hollywood. Photogs caught her waiting for the valet on her way home.
Teyana Taylor enjoyed a retail run with a few of her friends on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills recently. Nothing like a quick shopping spree with the homies.
Keep up with the triple threat and her family on their VH1 show "Teyana & Iman" on Mondays at 9pm EST.
On the east coast...
Actress Tessa Thompson is on the set of Ryan Coogler's CREED 2 to reprise her role as s Bianca - the girlfriend of Michael B. Jordan's character Adonis Creed.
She was spotted coming and going from her trailer trying to keep dry in the rain while filming in Philly.
CREED 2 is expected to hit theaters November 21, 2018.
Looks who's hot on the promo trail...
From "Atlanta" to the Marvel Universe!
Zazie Beetz is currently making press rounds to promote her new movie Deadpool 2, set to hit theaters May 18th.
The "Atlanta" star was spotted outside of the "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" studio before an appearance.
The YBF actress plays Domino with an unusual super power. Apparently, her super power is "luck" and there are jokes about whether its a "real superpower" or an "imaginary" one.
"She's lucky," Zazie told Jimmy Kimmel during her recent late night appearance. He asked her if her super power is the best power to have and here's what she said: "It is," she said. "I think it serves you kind of in all ways. You're just kind of in a way better at everything, everything just works better [...] I never really get like hurt cause I'm just sort of, it just works out."
Peep her interview below:
Deadpool 2 hits theaters May 18th.
Colin Kaepernick’s mother shared a tribute to her son that has us tearing up during VH1’s “Dear Mama” event. See the touching clip, plus flicks of Zendaya, Yara Shahidi, Naomi Campbell and more at Tiffany & Co.’s “Paper Flowers” event inside…
It’s almost that time of year again where we shower our mothers with love and gratitude for everything they do.
Right before Mother’s Day, VH1 hosted its annual “Dear Mama: A Love Letter to Moms” event to honor mothers with celebrity guests paying tribute to the women who have shaped their success. “black-ish” actress Anthony Anderson returned as host for the third time alongside “Power” star LaLa Anthony for the celebration of motherhood inside The Theatre at Ace Hotel in downtown L.A.
Former NFL baller Colin Kaepernick hit the stage to honor his mom Teresa Kaepernick during the event, however, Teresa turned the tables with a heartfelt message to her courageous son.
The NFL mom shared with the audience how she much admires her son’s caring and patient spirit. She showered him with praise and made sure he knew she appreciates his selfless acts, putting his dreams on hold for the greater good.
“You were kind and patient with those who needed help since the time you were a very young child and you’ve always been very persistent and tenacious in pursuit of anything that you desired, but I admire that trait in you as well because it’s what took you to fulfillment of your dream to be an NFL quarterback,” she told her son.
“When you see injustice in this world, you are not the kind of man who sits back and hopes that someone else will deal with it even though it may mean sacrificing your dreams,” she concluded.
See the touching moment below:
.@Kaepernick7's mother, Teresa, shares with us why she is so proud of Colin. And we're right there with you!!
— VH1 (@VH1) May 5, 2018
Also hitting the stage...
Guests were treated with performances by Teyana Taylor and Bobby Brown. Y’all know the energy was high with them two cutting up on stage.
R&B crooner Ne-Yo, singing legend Patti Labelle and Jhene Aiko also hit the stage to perform:
YAS Patti! She looked AH-MAZING.
Jhene's daughter Namiko Browner surprised her mother with flowers after her performance. Too cute.
Anthony Anderson brought his infectious personality to the stage as he co-hosted alongside LaLa Anthony. Throughout the show, Diddy and Gabrielle Union were tapped to present:
On the carpet...
It was a family affair as Colin brought his mother Teresa, his dad Rick Kaepernick and his girlfriend/HOT 97 personality Nessa.
Speaking of family affairs...
The Hip Hop mogul brought out his WHOLE gang to celebrate the family matriarch, Janice Combs.
We see you Mama Combs!
Teyana Taylor's mother Nikki Taylor hit the carpet with her daughter looking more like her sister.
Co-host LaLa Anthony snapped it up with her mom Carmen Surillo before getting to her hosting duties with Anthony Anderson.
"Being Mary Jane" star Gabrielle Union and her mother Theresa Union were dressed in their Sunday's best.
Bobby Brown had his crew with him, including his wife Alicia Etheredge, son Cassius Brown, and daughters Bodhi Jameson Rein Brown and Hendrix Estelle Sheba Brown.
Mom-of-two Lauren London struck a pose in a black see-through dress on the pink carpet.
"Basketball Wives" star Tami Roman and daughter Lyric Anderson served some fly mother-daughter vibes.
Meanwhile, Tami's "BBW" co-star Jackie Christie served up sex appeal in a see-through dress.
"BBW" star Malaysia Pargo was also in attendace...and made a statement.
Ne-Yo flashed a smile on the pink carpet before hitting the stage.
Be sure to tune in to "Dead Mama: A Love Letter to Moms" on Monday, May 7th at 9pm EST on VH1 ahead of Mother's Day.
At another event...
Come through high fashion!
Zendaya looked absolutely STUNNING when she popped up at the Tiffany & Co. Paper Flowers event and Believe In Dreams campaign launch in NYC. The Hollywood starlet wowed in a dramatic baby blue DICE KAYEK puff sleeve dress paired with polka dot Christian Louboutin pumps. She always gets it right!
Tiffany & Co.’s artistic director Reed Krakoff (above) threw the soiree to celebrate his first jewelry line for the brand, dubbed "Paper Flowers." And the decor certainly fit the theme. Paper flowers were everywhere.
"Grown-ish" starlet Yara Shahidi rolled up on the scene in a black Prade dress. Simple, yet elegant.
Today, Yara is hosting a panel with former Teen Vogue editor Elaine Welteroth at the United State of Women Summit in L.A. today.
Rapper ASAP Ferg, who is featured in Tiffany’s latest ad campaign alongside actress Elle Fanning, hit the stage to perform a modern day spin on “Moon River,” the theme from Breakfast at Tiffany’s with Elle.
Runway stunna Naomi Campbell showed off in a SUKEINA ensemble. We feelin' it?
Designer Dapper Dan, who recently partnered up with Gucci, was also in the mix.
Singer Justine Skye posed it up in HELMUT LANG threads accessorized with an Alexander Wang bag.
She nabbed photo-ops with model Hailey Baldwin and Magic Johnson's daughter Elisa Johnson:
Tia Mowry Hardrict and her hubby Cory Hardrict just welcomed baby # 2, a baby girl. Go inside to see how emotional dad got during the delivery, plus the baby’s arrival announcement inside…
She’s finally here!
Feels like Tia Mowry Hardrict has been pregnant forever since announcing she was pregnant with baby #2 back in November. Now, her 2nd pregnancy journey is all over and she’s currently bonding with her new baby.
Tia and her hubby Cory Hardrict, who recently celebrated their 10-year anniversary, welcomed their baby girl yesterday, which was also Cinco de Mayo and the baby's official due date.
We learned Baby Hardrict came into this world when auntie Tamera Mowry Housley made the official announcement. On Instagram Stories, she wrote, “She's here!! Can't wait for the world to see her. She's beautiful."
Right before Tamera announced she was here, Cory took to Instagram to share his excitement. He was fighting back tears as his baby girl was making her grand entrance:
Baby Hardrict will join her big brother, 6-year-old Cree Hardrict, who celebrates a birthday next month. The couple ties the knot in 2008 and welcomed Cree in 2011.
No word on the new baby's name just yet, but "The Oath" star dished to TheYBF.com that their baby's name will "have a name with strength and power." He revealed having a daughter has him letting his guard down more and showing his softer side. He wasn't lying when he told us his eyes water up just thinking about his baby girl. Aww! #DadGoals!
It's been quite the journey for the couple to get pregnant with baby #2 as Tia battles infertility issues. Tia and Cory had been trying to have another baby, but couldn’t get pregnant again. The 39-year-old actress, who struggles with endometriosis, ended up feeling discouraged that she would never get pregnant again.
However, she remained positive and things eventually worked in her and Cory's favor.
“I didn’t let my infertility issues define me or define what my goals were and what I wanted out of life,” she told PEOPLE. “We did try for a long time. It was hard. But I didn’t give up.”
Cory also remained optimistic while trying for baby #2. He told us:
“I just keep it in prayer,” he said about Tia’s fertility complications. “I pray about everything and just know what’s meant to be will be and will work out. I wasn’t worried because I knew one day it would happen if it were supposed to. It affected me, but it kind of didn’t because I knew it would all work out. “
We know both Tia and Cory are so glad they didn't give up. Now, they're a family of four.
Before giving birth to Baby Hardrict, Tia shared what she packed in her hospital bag in preparation for the baby's delivery for her "Tia Mowry Quick Fix" video series. Peep the clip above.
Jordin Sparks is back to work after giving birth to her son 3 days ago. See her post-baby glow inside...
No days off! Even after having a baby. No one would blame her for taking some time off, but we guess she just couldn't wait.
Jordin Sparks is taking the term “super mom” to new levels. The “American Idol” alum made her first red carpet appearance literally 3 days after giving birth to her son, Dana Isaiah Thomas Jr., with husband Dana Isaiah. And chick glowed with gorgeousness.
The “No Air” singer attended the premiere of her upcoming movie, Show Dogs, at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood yesterday. The 28-year-old singer showed off her post-baby bod in a floral Saloni dress, Schutz sandals, and Melinda Maria jewelry.
Baby DJ was born May 2nd at 9:04pm PST at the Natural Birth Center & Women’s Wellness in L.A. He weighed in at 8lbs 4.5oz and measured 21.5 inches, according to PEOPLE. The singer announced she had tied the knot to Dana in July. Six weeks later, we learned the couple was expecting.
The first-time mom explained the birthing process was "miraculously beautiful” and she shared how her hubby pitched in during the delivery saying,"Dana caught him with my midwife, Simona, and when he handed him to me, I was absolutely overwhelmed with joy. He was and is everything we imagined,” she gushed.
She said she’s feeling good and can’t wait for everything that motherhood has in store for her.
"I'm feeling pretty good! I am so grateful for my husband and amazing team at the Natural Birthing Center. I don't think I would be feeling this great without them! The joy, laughter, scrapes and bruises…I can't wait for it all!"
While on the carpet, Jordin chopped it up with Entertainment Tonight where she gushed more about her “perfect” son.
"I'm really good. I'm sore, but good. He's here," she shared. "It's just fun to stare at him. His name is DJ, named after daddy, and the moment was incredible! To finally have him in my arms and stare at him. He's really here. He made it. This is what we've been waiting for. He's just so perfect." "He's really, really cute. He's really calm, but he does have some lungs," she joked. "Maybe he'll be a singer."
Jordin revealed her husband and her mid-wife were the only people in the room with her when she gave birth. Since she gave birth at a birthing center, she didn’t have to stay very long after having the baby, just a few hours actually.
"We did a birthing center," she explained. "We stayed for a little while. We checked his weight and stuff and then [we were like], 'We're going to go home and sleep.' So we left within four or five hours."
While she’s literally just days into motherhood, Jordin said she felt ready to attend the movie premiere.
"I was actually expecting to be immobile. I was expecting all of that and when I woke up the next day I was like, 'Oh, I can get out of bed. I'm ok,'" she shared. "I mean, I want to be careful. I don't want to end up in the hospital, but at the same time I actually do feel really good."
"I knew about the premiere a couple months ago but I completely spaced," she explained. "Then they were like, 'Hey, the premiere is on Saturday. How are you feeling?' and I was like, 'Oh, yeah. I can actually go to that,'" adding, "I'm excited to get back to him already though. I've only been gone for like 40 minutes."
Glad she and baby are doing well.
Congrats to the couple!
Donald Glover was tapped to host and perform for “Saturday Night Live” last night. And let’s just say he served up one of the blackest episodes yet. Get into his hilarious Kanye West skit, plus his new video “This Is America” that has folks comparing him to Yeezy inside…
It was another successful night of laughs for last night’s episode of “Saturday Night Live.”
“Atlanta” star/creator Donald Glover served as both host and musical guest (under his rap moniker Childish Gambino) for last night’s hilarious episode and he killed it from beginning to end. His skits were beyond hilarious, his opening monologue shed light on his past attempts at auditioning for the show, and he rocked the stage with performances where he was introduced by actress Zoe Kravitz and actor Daniel Kaluuya.
There was one skit that stood out from all the rest and it had us in tears while watching. “SNL” took full advantage of the controversial week Kanye West put us all through with his “slavery is a choice” commentary. The Kanye skit was inspired by the recently released horror move A Quiet Place.
Quick backstory if you haven’t seen the film…
The characters in A Quiet Place had to remain quiet and couldn't make a sound as they went about their daily routines to keep from being eaten by monsters. The monsters can’t see them, but they can hear them. And once anyone makes a sound, the monsters swoop in and take the person making noise away.
In the “SNL” clip, Donald and group of friends attempt to stay quiet as they make their way through the woods, but that task became difficult once Donald came across Kanye West’s recent tweets about Trump. As he shares the nonsense Ye is tweeting (the signed Make America Great Again hat, attending Chrissy Teigen’s baby shower and his new “poopity scoop” track “Lift Yourself”), his friends are being captured by the monsters due to their loud reactions to the tweets.
Everyone dies and Donald is left alone in a bunker, listening to “Lift Yourself” as video of his rant, where he explains why he had liposuction done, is displayed on the television where he made the controversial comments about slavery. Soon after, the monster nabs Donald too.
In another sketch, Donald flexed his acting skills as a a non-musical sketch, lawyer defending Jurassic World in a wrongful death suit.
In his opening monologue...
The actor/rapper reminisced about his unsuccessful attempts at joining the show's cast. Check it out above.
In another skit, Donald joins forces with Kenan Thompson and Chris Redd for a rap group Migos parody that they dubbed "Friendos." The video treatment was stopped several times as the guys tried to work out their issues with one another in group therapy sessions. Rapper ASAP Rocky even made a cameo at the end. Check it above.
In "Lando's Summit," Donald calls out Hollywood's lack of using black characters in Star Wars movies. Donald appeared as his upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story character, a young Lando Calrissian. Peep the clip above.
For another funny skit, Donald plays a new intern pitching captions for Barbie's Instagram account. Get your laugh on above.
In "Dirty Talk," Donald played a boyfriend who tries to get freaky with his girlfriend in bed, but it's obvious she doesn't understand how talking dirty works. She said the most inappropriate things in bed like reminding him his father is dead. She even did a Bill Cosby impersonation. See the clip above.
For his last skit, Donald and Kenan played inmates working as customer service representatives from prison. Ha! Check it above.
And here's a clip of Childish Gambino rocking the stage:
While Mr. Glover was hosting the show...
The rapper/actor/writer released a new video titled "This Is America," that he also debuted on "SNL" last night.
“This Is America,” directed by Hiro Murai, tells the story of how a black person can die in America and everyone just goes back to being carefree. We see young folks busting out popular dance moves while police violence takes place in the background with a reference to the 2015 Charleston mass shooting in South Carolina.
It’s some truth serum we all need to see. Take a look above.
Now, Donald is being praised as the “genius” Kanye West wishes he was. Peep the tweets:
— Mariana F. (@LaRuca3) May 6, 2018
This might sound weird but Donald Glover is the man we need instead of the eccentric Mr West. Kanye really needs to go cool off.
Thank you Donald Glover! You are a genius! Don't change one bit!
— Olamidé Adédeji (@OlamideAdedeji) May 6, 2018
— Stephanie (@SGaleReport) May 6, 2018
— Quinn (@quinnmusic) May 6, 2018
Donald Glover’s “This is America” song and video is our reward for surviving Kanye West’s week of white supremacy.
— Myles E. Johnson (@hausmuva) May 6, 2018
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The 144th Kentucky Derby races were in full effect yesterday and several YBF celebs stepped out in their Sunday’s best. We’ve got fly flicks of Diddy, his daughters, Tina Lawson, Bobby Brown and more inside…
Rain wasn’t going to stop the 144th Kentucky Derby held at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky yesterday. Despite the gloomy weather, folks still got all dressed up in their festive hats and tailored suits to soak in the horse racing fun.
Beyonce’s mother Tina Lawson and her hubby Richard Lawson were amongst the Derby attendees yesterday, serving up #CoupledomGoals as usual.
“Me and my boo on the Red carpet at the Derby!!,” Mama Tina captioned on Instagram.
Werk! Mama Tina never misses an opportunity to slay. We see where Bey gets it from.
We all know Ms. Tina loves posting videos on social media and yesterday was no exception. She got her hubby involved in her social media postings:
Get thos angles Richard!
After tying the knot on a Royal Caribbean cruise to the Bahamas a few weeks ago, Star Jones was all smiles with her new husband Ricardo Lugo. The cruise served as a double celebration for the lawyer/producer as she also celebrated her 56th birthday.
Star, who formerly co-hosted “The View,” is a Derby Day regular and she always serves up Derby fashions and extravagent hats.
Looks like they're enjoying the married life.
A Hip Hop King with his princesses!
This year, Diddy brought his daughters – Jessie, D’Lila and Chance Combs – along as his dates for the Kentucky Derby. And they slayed! The little moguls-in-training served up YBF kiddie cuteness in their dresses, hats and gloves.
LOVE this candid shot.
In the stands...
The record producer caught up with singer Bobby Brown to chop it up during the races.
The New Edition singer had his wife, Alicia Etheredge on his arm during the festivities.
"black-ish" star Anthony Anderson and his beautiful wife Alvina Stewart as his date for the Derby fun.
By the way, Anthony co-hosted VH1's "Dear Mama" event a few days ago (alongside LaLa Anthony) where Bobby Brown hit the stage for a performance and Diddy was tapped to present. See the red carpet flicks HERE.
"Dear Mama" airs tomorrow, May 7th at 9/8c on VH1.
Professional boxer Laila Ali, daughter of the late Muhammad Ali, made her way to Churchill Downs for her very first Kentucky Derby during a "workcation."
Denver Broncos player Von Miller hit up the Derby in his signature style, rocking a coral and light blue plaid suit with a skinny blue tie and tan sneakers. He topped his look off with a straw hat accessorized with a red rose.
While at the Derby, Tina whipped out her phone to capture a few videos. Sitting with her husband Richard, Anthony Anderson and "Empire" star Terrence Howard (along with their wives), the "black-ish" star started cracking jokes, but Richard didn't seem amused by it:
Here's Ms. Tina's "corny joke time" Kentucky Derby edition below:
Photos: Getty/Tina's IG/Diddy's IG/Star's IG
Janet Jackson is ready to set ish off for the 2018 Billboard Music Awards where she will receive the Icon Award AND she’s set to hit the stage. Get the deets on her Billboard Music Awards appearance, plus the added dates to her “State of the World” Tour inside…
This is going to be Janet Jackson’s year.
2018 is more like a comeback year for Janet Jackson after she canceled her "State of the World" tour in 2016 to have a baby. The singing legend welcomed a beautiful baby boy, Eissa Al Mana, in January 2017, then she filed for divorce from her son’s father/ billionaire Wissam Al Mana months later.
Now that all of that is behind her, she’s back to the music and she’s gearing up for a epic comeback.
The Pop legend will be honored with the prestigious ICON Award during the 2018 Billboard Music Awards. And rightfully so. She has won 10 out of 18 nominations between 1990 and 2001.
She’s also treating fans to a performance, her first televised performance in nine years. Y’all know what that means? She’s about to go all out. We are SO here for it.
Kendrick Lamar is tied with pop singer Bruno Mars (and singer Ed Sheeran) with 15 nominations! Drake is up for 9 nominations, while Cardi B is in the running for 8 nominations, including Top Artist.
The 2018 Billboard Music Awards, hosted by Kelly Clarkson, will broadcast live from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 20 at 8pm EST on NBC.
In other Janet news...
Janet Jackson is going to be mad busy this summer. She announced she will be extending her "State of the World" Tour by adding 11 dates to her North American concert series.
The newly announced U.S. dates will kick off July 11 in Austin, TX and visit cities across the country including Cincinnati, Hershey, Raleigh, Miami, and more. Tickets are on sale now at Live Nation. These dates are in addition to her previously announced headlining dates including the Essence Festival, Panorama Festival, and Outside Lands. See the full list of dates here.
*Laces up Rhythm Nation inspired outfit for the upcoming Janet functions*
Photos: Janet's IG
An Angela Simmons and Romeo Miller re-link up is super possible, at least it seems that way in the new season of "Growing Up Hip Hop." We've got the exclusive sneak peek at season 4 inside, which also includes Boogie Dash's intervention.
We've never been mad at a Romeo & Angela link up. Now that they're both single, it looks like it could happen (again). The twosome are good friends, but are clearly getting a lil boo'd up in he upcoming season of "Growing Up Hip Hop."
Angela opens up for the first time about a devastating breakup and facing public scrutiny. She says she can't get away from Romeo OR Bow Wow, but it's Romeo who is right there to make it all better...
Yeah, it could all be for the cameras. But even our jaded-to-publicity-stunts selves can see a spark. And we're kinda feeling it.
Also on season 4, Dame Dash's son Boogie hasn't controlled his drinking, so his friends - mainly Briana Latrise (Mary J. Blige’s stepdaughter) - are staging an intervention. Those same friends have their own drama, including getting out of their famous parents' shadow. And dealing with a surprise pregnancy.
This Season, Vanessa Simmons yearns to be closer to her sister, Angela, but new business opportunities lead to a dramatic, sibling rivalry.
Romeo Miller (Master P’s son) finds himself chasing after the ‘one that got away’ to running to New Orleans with his pops to save an incarcerated family member who goes on a hunger strike! Meanwhile, Damon “Boogie” Dash’s (Damon Dash’s son) addiction spirals out of control when his little sister’s life becomes endangered.
With her checkered family history, Kristinia DeBarge (James DeBarge’s daughter) musters the courage to meet with her long-lost cousin Kyndall Ferguson (El DeBarge’s daughter) while she plans a life changing move to Vegas to further her music career. Tyran Moore (Sandra “Pepa” Denton’s son) comes to visit his mother to mend broken ties, and unleashes years of pent up resentment growing up under her fame in family therapy.
Egypt Criss (Pepa Denton’s daughter) has a new beau, but not everyone trusts his intentions with the princess of hip hop, including Egypt’s cousin, Tahira “Tee Tee” Francis. We're also wondering if Egypt is pregnant herself....
Oh, and there's a shotgun wedding in Vegas that shocks everybody!
Season 4 of "GUHH" premieres Thursday, May 24 at 9pm ET/PT on WE TV.
Blac Chyna's mom Tokyo Toni is doing the absolute MOST by dragging her daughter online. Meanwhile, it's being reported Chyna isn't raking in as much money for gigs due to her not being connected to a Kardashian and there are also rumors that YBN Almighty Jay broke up with Chy. All the deets inside...
Somebody grab Tokyo Toni's phone! She's blasting her daughter Blac Chyna and she isn't cutting any corners. She's telling EVERYTHING, at least, according to her.
Tokyo Toni is airing out her frustrations about her the way her daughter is treating her. The 46-year-old former stripper has posted up a series of videos and Instagram captions detailing how her daughter no longer supports her and how she hasn't seen her grandbabies, King Cairo Stevenson and Dream Kardashian, in two years.
"Two years in a row. I'm going on my second year of not seeing my grands," Tokyo says in a video. "Yes, they are her children. And I'm not the only person that deals with this sh*t. Hollywood is so demon-filled, it changes people. We was just chilling. I was just on [her] reality show."
She claims the Lashed Boutique owner has "lost her way" since becoming famous.
In one post, Tokyo details how her mother wanted her to get an abortion when she found out she was pregnant with Chyna. She explains how she ran away for a few months to wait until it was too late to have an abortion, so her mother couldn't force her to get one. Now, she's saying she wishes she had listened to her mother. Damn. Tokyo also threatened to release a video on her birthday (May 11th) that could "ruin" her.
I’m over it and you @blacchyna Trust me!!! I will be going to see @officialbonnetchronicles On Mother’s Day!!! 2nd year in a row I haven’t spoken to the person I put on earth!! The one I birthed and was hemorrhaging near death!!!!!! I was a college bound student!! My mom wanted me to get an abortion so I ran away from home for three months so that it will be too late to do it Now look!!!! “ My mom was right about a lot of stuff! To hate your mother is weird for no reason! I always have taking care of my child I have always been married. Even after I got a divorce less than a year later I was married again. This kid always had a foundation always dressed good! She had what her friends didn’t have a good mother a loving mother she never wanted for anything. I’m not hurt anymore because it’s been so long I just need this girl to get some mental help. Anytime you dog your mother online by calling her a liar you’re mentally fucking ill! It’s obvious that I have not seen them for there is no pictures and I’m a videoing bitch!!! Called her own mom a liar online ( Disrespectful - Disloyal to the family! She wonder why the Kardashian’s are winning they know to keep the family together. Look at Cardi she’s keeping the family together!!!!! Look at Amber her mother lives with her!!!!!!!!! I have lost ALL RESPECT FOR YOU @blacchyna Until you apologize to me and that better be more than words I am divorcing your ass on your birthday. I have a little video I want to play on your birthday to show you just how disrespectful you are to me. I hope I don’t ruin you but sometimes you have to get put on your ass to be put back on the right track. I don’t know what the fuck your problem is girl but I’m sick of your ass. I’ve done nothing but love you take care you and protect you. I did not ask for this bullshit. I do not want you to be famous!! Why don’t you ever think of anybody in your family not just me. You said you was raised by your grandmother will guess what boo she had two sons that live with her you left home before they did if that’s the case why don’t you talk to them. They’re called my brothers. The ones that help me raise your ass just as well as my mother!
This will be my last post on any of this talk. I don’t give a fuck that much trust me I’m Tokyo. Oh I’m going to continue to talk about this and viciously but not on this page is to open. I’m about to get down or old bitches on my other page at least these bitches looked out for me and bought oil and a book!!!! “ I’m not hurt anymore over that shit!!!! “ Be careful with me”!!!!! I’m your mother remember that !!!!!!!!!! Call me a liar ! Knowing I’m far from a liar!! @blacchyna you lost your way bae!!!! You didn’t want to hear what I had to say that’s what caused this rift I don’t give a fuck what you talking about because your excuse will be played on your birthday. You talking about viral girl please little did you know my cameras was doing while you were talking they were already running. They just so happen to catch the juicy part of your conversation girlfriend. You rage war against your mother. You call your mother a liar the same bitch that took 424 million people on because you I wanted to fuck a Kardashian. I got nothing out of this 30 years fucking with you other than dream and King!!!!!!! You mean to tell me you commented on the shade room like the rest of these nothing is bitches do me that hate on me. Quick question are you jealous of me? Why are you never post anything I’m doing for my food drive? Why do you post your friends that are no longer around and don’t post your mother who is positive and that you know very well? Why would you allow your best friend to disrespect me knowing I would drag that pussy giving up bitch for $30 through the parking lot. Well guess what boo-boo I’m going to spilled tea all of it from day one get ready bitch why would you allow your best friend to disrespect me knowing I would drag that pussy giving up bitch for $30 through the parking lot. Well guess what boo-boo I’m going to spilled tea all of it from day one get ready bitch!! You have carried me for the last time do you understand me. You think you got a good God will snatch all that bullshit from your dumbass. You have too many people around you and you’re mad at me because I tell you this will bitch fuck you keep them around you. Wait on it oh it’s coming now tha
@blacchyna!!!!! You fucked up now they see we are apart you big dumb bitch. I’ve never disrespected you now I have no respect for you. I mean literally none I’m disgusted with you as a mother!!mDon’t worry baby 30 years ago in a few days I almost died having you. So your birthday would be my death date and you proved that true!! Don’t come back to me when you leave because I will no longer trust you you know your mother. I walk alone but yet you put all these people in front of me. Your friends you hang wit are pieces of shit they will send you to hell rob you and fuck your man and your woman. I never say anything because I’m a strong bitch and I hold my own as you can very well see. How dare you call me a liar when it’s obvious I haven’t seen these fucking kids do you want to go in my DM bitch !! All this hate I get is because of your ass being your fucking mother. I don’t give a fuck because I don’t give a fuck. How can you do all of this out of nowhere!!!You could’ve given me a call opposed to going online. What’s really going on? Who is really in your head? Who was really on the phone or standing there coaching you from what it sounded like to me. You still have not called and apologize to me. I did nothing to you but love you raise you protect you and be your fucking foot stool bitch. You have these yes bitches around you all motherfucking day they don’t give a fuck about you it’s obvious dummy. I was moving to California bitch I wish I would fuck you. I had you bitch you did not have me. You mad that I look good, you mad that I have people around me that are positive and nit demons. You never help me with the food drive not one penny but I said you did To save your face. You are despicable as a child and I am very embarrassed and ashamed of you to be my fucking daughter that I raised. To not give me credit do you know how many dicks I had to suck bitch so you could eat. Do you know how many hoe strolls I had to go down bitch to make sure you was good for school and you fuck me like this no fuck you bitch it’s coming I love catch my book it speaks the truth!!! My phone number is still the fucking same!! “You are going to think like a battleship”
Happy Mother’s Day @blacchyna I did nothing to deserve this!! I have taken all the bumps they hits from the public for you but I can’t go retail therapy anything I shop at Walmart. I don’t ask you for nothing because I had my own Gucci Chanel Prada and Cindy but a made nothing to me and now it’s gone taken by the landlords in which you know the entire story. Did I ask you to get me another home? Did I ask you for furniture? Did I ask you for food? Did I ask you for money to wreak locate me? Yeah ask you to replace my clothes purses jewelry or anything? No I did not I am independent and you notice. I have to talk to you on online!!oh ok!! Well I am about to do an interview with whom ever for a check now. I’m pretty sure to be fucking interesting however if you don’t want me to do an interview can you give me the fuck out the streets can I get $1000 today so that I can go on a mini vacation to breathe and get you the fuck off my mind of course not. I remember asking you for $20 not long ago and didn’t get a response. I remember telling you I was starving to death it felt like my stomach was going to fall to the floor and I never got a response. I told you I was stuck in the snow with no gas in my car I called you and no response. Then you text me with a word saying we have no beef no I have the receipts. Why would you text me no beef with the fuck was you talking about. Then you give me a call and tell me I’m cutting you off because...“ You went on my page and didn’t see Praise of you - you saw the truth of you!! You did not talk to me for a year. I spoke with you on the phone maybe 3 to 4 times otherwise I have to talk to you through your assistant what mother has to do that!! Me!! Don’t worry the first person they get $200,000 I’m coming through no love lost I got a move on with my fucking life because I have no security or a backbone anymore although I’ve always been your rock and nail NOW you throw me into a pond with the fishes( Dead) !! At least you could’ve given me a consolation prize bitch now on land that shit and is more to come in my book oh you talking about a fucking story wow @blacchyna!!! You dumb girl!You never crossed your mother for no one
She is grown and said ..I put me in before her and I took care of other people and not her. What the fuck is wrong with this girl. I have nothing but love for her stupid ass. I would love to get her to get one person to collaborate what she’s saying. My family and let them hear the entire tape everybody was in tears even the men of my family!!! I want to do an all out interview $250,000.00 !!!!!!!!!!!so I can move to an island the fuck away from here!!!!!! Preorder my book so you can get “ All the details about everything and everybody!!!!!! I’m tired now of this shit!!! #hollyweird you win!! She is yours!!!! You can have her ass!! A mother can take both so much. I am a very independent person I have three sources of income however two sources has been taken away. I don’t ask much of anything gets her money. But when I go low and times get a little rough I cannot call her. What people think she’s giving me all of this and all the bad hell no bitch I did it myself. Nobody gives me anything for my food drive any type of money I get I split with people that I don’t know. I want it why I wanted to be around the kids more and I realize that’s because I miss my own. So now that I have the truth my daughter hates me me!! Cool- “ I will continue to pray for her but for her birthday I am divorcing her she can move on. To not call me and apologize what if I had a heart attack and died last night from the stress. I have only one child that’s it after her that’s it or is it hail no I got yo my God kids online!!! #I am interview ready
ReL life shit is what I deal with!!!!!!! Yes I have income and yes I had $45,000 saved just before my divorce and just before those people conned me out of my home!! I did not call China or anyone and ask them for furniture or food I got it myself working through Uber and lift. Due to the drama with the landlords lift and Uber are now suspended because of my criminal record given to me by these people. So now I’m only stuck with my store and a few other little gaggy things I have going on. I still give back to the community I still give the shoes off of my feet all day so I only have three pair. I do so much for others that I can be dressed good in Fendi- Why???????? People that I know are celebrities they don’t use their platform for anything but obsessing over themselves selfie’s. None of these bitches celebrity hoes ever give back!!!!! As long as I’ve been breathing I’ve been the same. My daughter cannot get one person to collaborate her story. She don’t even know the name of my mothers church or a pastor so we know she didn’t raise you. Wow rage war against me!?? Is it because I don’t like the illuminati? Is it because I’m beautiful and useful and she looks like me and I don’t look like her she’s not the original I am? You will be surprise what goes on in peoples heads even your own children. So now my future has changed I no longer trust her. I have to now figure out the rest of my life plans because there will be no children to help me walk with my cane!! I wonder what reason did she give my grandson as to why Graham Graham have not been around!!!!!! SHE HAS HIRT ME FOR THEEEE LAST TIME!!! She has lied to her friends about me because they told me. I held that shit for so long that I can no longer hold it. She allowed her friend treasure to talk shit about me her mother on line knowing damn well I would’ve shoved a pistol down her fucking throat. Thank God those days are over. This is my last post about the shit happy times must go over with or without demons and spoiled rebellious grown children
After dragging Chy, Tokyo put up a post to promote her skincare products:
Then, she posted a long caption about why Chyna's bestie Amber Rose is the realest:
The only bitch I trust in California! I don’t even trust the spring bottled water out that son of a bitch “ Hell to the Nah tricks” She stands up for her girl that’s what we Libras do!! Cardi , Me, Kim and Amber all are Libras get it! I don’t like non of those opportunist ass kissing bucket ass friends of hers! Nobody stands up for her but Amber!!! They all eat good( Chyna pays) ! I have videos of me and Amber at the grocery store! Wtf !! I’m tired of y’all hoes for real. If you wanna jump let’s do it! Social media not real to me bitch- hollaring at a bitch is! The ticket $696 1 way.. you paid COME THROUGH!! However in the meantime- Amber Rose is the most thorough Bish out that joint! She dontfive a fuck about no hoe or they adolescent problems! See, I will come thru and break y’all asses down over mine! See, y’all not going to transform her to believing something without “ BACK UP OR A RECEIPT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Meanwhile I see who fucks with her and who don’t! Y’all hoes on shopping sprees her coins I’m sure( good heart she has) She let y’all freak hoes shop out her shit! She let y’all be seen on TV and paps hoes and y’all couldn’t say “ Where is Tokyo Toni” ? Sure I had court dates from false charges now all dismissed! Y’all hoes find it ease to take but yah neva give( Run me my money hoes in my Joseline Hernandez voice! I just might be knocking at her door! Y’all bitches in there better open it or imma ... Yeah and make sure you roll the fuck out.. the nanny bitch ass too!!! #tokytoni ps I can argue fuss or fight with her no other bitch betta never try it hoe! #tok
All this drama with her mom right before Mother's Day. Sheesh!
That's not all Chy is currently dealing with...
It's being reported the stripper turned social media maven's hosting gig price has plummeted since cutting ties with the Kardashian Klan. It's all thanks to her calling it quits with her daugher's dad Rob Kardashian.
According to TMZ, the Lashed Boutique owner, who has supposedly been reaching out to promoters for place to host her birthday celebrations, once made $30k to host in a club.
Now, she's struggling to get $7,000 for a gig. The site claims to have spoken to several promoters who claim they aren't paying as much for Chyna because she's "not relevant anymore." Also, dating an 18-year-old doesn't help any.
The numbers are staggering -- BC went from booking gigs that paid her up to $30k not too long ago in her heyday with Rob & Co. ... to now struggling to snag more than $7k per gig.
That's what several top club promoters in Cali told us, and it gets worse. One promoter said he wouldn't pay her a penny more than $5k because Chyna without Rob is like Sonny without Cher.
A top Miami promoter said the max he'd shell out is $2k because she's not relevant anymore.
Speaking of her dating life....
Chyna's boo YBN Almighty Jay posted some comments on social media that had folks wondering if they had broken up. While Zoey Dollaz recorded a video on Instagram Live, Jay popped up in the chat providing possible details into his love life. He wrote, "I cut her off bro," and, "Im a free man."
Naturally, folks assumed he was talking about Chyna. However, it seems he's already responding to the "rumors" he started himself:
He posted a picture of himself and Chyna with a heart emoji and lock emoji in the caption. We assume this is his way of saying they're still together. Hmph.
Photos: Chyna's IG
Mike Colter and all his on-screen bulletproof sexiness are back for season 2 of "Luke Cage." Get the first peek at what's going down this season inside...
He's bullet-proof and sexy as hell. But in season 2 of "Luke Cage," Luke is about to share the throne with a new Queen of Harlem.
Luke Cage is trying to be the one man save his community in Harlem, but in his struggle to do so, he may find himself consumed by the very darkness he is fighting against.
Season 2 of of our new fave Marvel series is here, and you gotta see the sneak peek.
Bad ass Simone Missick, Mike's on-screen love interest Rosario Dawson and Alfre Woodard return. And Gabrielle Dennis joins the cast too. Here's what's popping off:
After clearing his name, Luke Cage has become a celebrity on the streets of Harlem with a reputation as bulletproof as his skin. But being so visible has only increased his need to protect the community and find the limits of who he can and can’t save. With the rise of a formidable new foe, Luke is forced to confront the fine line that separates a hero from a villain. Marvel’s Luke Cage stars Mike Colter (Extinction).
Swipe through the gallery below for more peeks at the upcoming 13 episode season, premiering exclusively on Netflix on June 22, 2018.
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Meek Mill is living his best life since being released from jail almost two weeks ago. See flicks of the rapper celebrating his birthday in Miami, plus get the deets on his new Amazon docuseries about criminal justice reform inside...
Over the last few years or so, Meek Mill has been catching "Ls" left and right. However, he's winning right now.
After being released from jail almost two weeks ago, the MMG rapper is enjoying being a free man. Luckily for him, he was released from jail weeks before his 31st birthday, so he got the chance to party it up with his homies verses exchanging commissary in jail.
The Court overruled Judge Genece Brinkley, saying "the alleged corrupt police officer who served as a "critical witness" in Meek's original gun and drugs case as a crucial point in their decision to order his bail." Since prosecutors were not opposed to him being released, they granted Meek's team's wishes. He was released as he appeals his decade old conviction and probation violations.
Last night, the "Dreams & Nightmares" rapper celebrated his 31st birthday with his homies at Komodo in Miami.
And, as you can see, he was super geeked during the celebration.
Before his release, celebs were very vocal about supporting Meek and his "unjust" jail stint. Since being released, Meek has somehow became the poster child for criminal justice reform. And since he's the new face of the movement, it's only right he gets his own series.
The Philly rapper has teamed up with Amazon Prime Video for a six-part documentary series that will follow his fight for exoneration while exposing flaws in the criminal justice system, according to Deadline.
The site reports:
The untitled docuseries will put the spotlight on Meek’s life, giving unprecedented access to the star’s life, career, and criminal justice odyssey, while demonstrating the negative effects long tail probation is having on urban communities of color. The series is expected to premiere in 2019 exclusively on Prime Video.
Each hour-long episode will chronicle Meek and his supporters as they attempt to uncover the different facets of corruption that kept him under the thumb of Philadelphia’s criminal justice system for over a decade while revealing his life post-incarceration. The series will also explore his childhood trauma that led to his career as a musician.
No surprise here...Jay Z will be executive producing alongside Eli Holzman, Aaron Saidman, Paul and Isaac Solotaroff. Hov spoke out several times during Meek's incarceration to shed light on the injustices black men face with the criminal justice system.
Meek Mill sat down with Dateline's Lester Holt for his first post-prison interview where he talked about his new intentions as a free man.
"I feel like God put me in a position to be a voice for the voiceless. This is way more bigger than me," Meek told Lester.
The special shed light on Meek's upbringing and his struggle with the criminal justice system since he was a teenager. It takes viewers inside his emotional journey to freedom while talking to his family and legal experts about what the contentious case could mean for criminal justice reform in the United States.
Peep the full special here.
The University of Florida has issued an apology to the graduating students who were dragged off stage during their commencement ceremony. Find out why, plus learn about North Carolina teen Jasmine Harrison slaying the pre-college game inside...
The University of Florida has come under fire after black students spoke out about how they were manhandled as they celebrated receiving their college degree. Literally, every time a black student hit the stage and did anything other than walk a straight line, a white faculuty member grabbed them and dragged them off stage.
The students explained they were celebrating their big feat by strolling, a tradition among black fraternities and sororities. Once video of the usher manhandling the students hit the internet, it became a trending topic on social media platforms.
UF student Oliver Telusma, who is receiving his bachelor’s in political science and a member of the Beta Sigma chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, talked to the Gainesville Sun about how humilating it was for him:
“I had just started … and he picked me up and turned me around, which I thought was kind of embarrassing and degrading to be handled in that manner,” he said. “It was just really uncalled for, especially for anyone not martially trained to do that.”
We agree. Why is he even touching them in the first place?
UF student Christopher Garcia-Wilde, who graduated Saturday with a bachelor’s degree in microbiology, noticed when some students took longer than usual, they were rushed, but when black students took too long, they were pushed aggressively.
“Both of my friends wanted to celebrate by strolling, which is a cultural tradition in historically black fraternities and sororities,” he said. ”.... It’s a tradition to stroll at graduation if you choose to, and people have been doing this for years.” After seeing how his friends were being handled, he decided not to stroll and just held up his fist instead:
“I was actually too afraid because I saw him shove other people,” he said. “But my two friends who graduated with me really wanted to do it, so they tried. They both were pushed and one of them got an entire bear hug.”
Peep clips from all angles below:
— Good Morning America (@GMA) May 7, 2018
— Chris (@ChicoFreedom) May 5, 2018
And from another angle... pic.twitter.com/iR2ZirCR2Y
— hailey (@yeliah_) May 6, 2018
Almost fell when he pushed me pic.twitter.com/98meStYalY
— thugger (@mythuggin) May 5, 2018
Really, sir? Was all of this necessary?! We could see if they were up there flipping the bird, but they were simply celebrating all of the hard work they put in over the last 4+ years to graduate.
Now, University President W. Kent Fuchs is apologizing for the staffer’s “inappropriately aggressive” conduct and he said he's personally reaching out to the students who were pulled off stage:
During one of this weekend’s commencement ceremonies, we were inappropriately aggressive in rushing students across the stage. I personally apologize, and am reaching out to the students involved. (1/2)
— W. Kent Fuchs (@PresidentFuchs) May 6, 2018
The practice has been halted for all future ceremonies, and we will work to make sure all graduating students know we are proud of their achievements and celebrate with them their graduation. (2/2)
— W. Kent Fuchs (@PresidentFuchs) May 6, 2018
However, this apology isn't enough for some folks. People have been pulling receipts of President Fuchs laughing as the students were being pulled off stage:
You saw what was going on and said nothing pic.twitter.com/yroAGNAUZa
— Wallace (@iWaleMazon) May 6, 2018
— Chris (@ChicoFreedom) May 5, 2018
One student put the faculty member on FULL blast:
I’ll be waiting for my apology CLAS 2pm May 5th. This man right here. I’ll take it from the aggressor not his employer pic.twitter.com/FeHHCZN8lg
— J (@tafari363) May 6, 2018
We wonder how the President plans to "make it up" to the students.
In good news...
This young lady is #BlackGirlMagic personified!
17-year-old Jasmine Harrison, a high school senior from Greensboro, North Carolina, has been accetped into 113 colleges and universites! CONGRATS!
The college bound student, who's expected to graduate with a 4.0 GPA, has also been awarded more than $4.5 million in merit-based scholarships to boot. YASSSS! Get ALL the coins!
“It was overwhelming at first because there were so many options,” she told the New York Times.“I could go anywhere, and discover who I am.”
However, this young, black and fabulous student will experience higher learning at a historically black college! Jasmine will be attending Bennett College in Greensboro on a full scholarship to study biology. We guess she said y'all can keep those Ivy League schools!
Applying to over 113 schools can be very costly, but Jasmine was able to apply to them all for just $135 with help from mom and her school, The Academy at Smith. Another example that anything is possible if you do the work, and when family & school do their jobs too.
Photos: @iWaleMazon/ Bravena Michelle Armstrong via NY Times
LIFETIME is gearing up to bring two new projects that will chronicle the alleged sexual misconduct/abuse by R. Kelly. Get those deets, plus hear a secret conversation between the singer and his STD accuser after she revealed she was suing inside...
LIFETIME is giving a voice to all of the women who have come forth accusing R&B singer R. Kelly of abuse.
The network is relaunching its public-affairs campaign "Stop Violence Against Women" to help raise awareness of abusive behaviors. And R. Kelly will be the first subject they explore.
LIFETIME is currently developing a documentary series and a movie that will focus on the women who claim they have been abused by the "Step In The Name Of Love" singer. We've all heard the rumors in the past, but ish hit the fan when a whole exposé about Kellz running a "sex cult" was released. The Grammy Award winner has a history of preying on women, and now, it's about to be brought into the spotlight like never before.
“What we’ve seen — in the last year in particular — is the tremendous power of women’s voices when given the opportunity to share their truth,” said Brie Miranda Bryant, SVP Unscripted Development and Programming at Lifetime. “But there are important stories still untold, stories of bravery, resilience and defiance that demand to be heard. This is one of those stories.”
For the first time, the accusers and people from Kelly's inner circle are coming forward to share new allegations about his "sexual, mental and physical abuse." Hmm...we wonder if his former publicist, lawyer or assistant will be featured in either of the projects since they all recently jumped ship.
Both of Lifetime’s Kelly projects are executive produced by Kreativ’s Karsberg and Jesse Daniels. Dream Hampton is an executive producer on the documentary series, along with Brie Miranda Bryant from Lifetime. Ilene Kahn Power serves as an executive producer on the movie and Barbara Marshall is writing the script.
No word yet on when these projects will be released, but when they do, will you be watching?
In other Pied Piper news...
The woman who claims R. Kelly gave her an STD (herpes) when she was 19-years-old (last year) just released a recording of a telephone conversation between her and Kellz recently.
The 20-year-old woman, who remains anonymous and plans to sue, secretly recorded the "I'm A Flirt" singer while talking to him on the phone where he's blaming her for all of the STD drama. Excuse me?
Apparently, she was trying to get him to confess about their alleged "relationship" when she was 19, but he was more concerned with her knowing that SHE is the problem. He wanted her to fly to Chicago for a face-to-face conversation, but he was really particular with his words. He told her he felt like her parents were the ones who put her up to filing the lawsuit when all he was trying to do was teach her "life lessons." UGH. Take a listen above.
The unidentified woman's lawyer spoke out and told TMZ, "We remain committed to stopping Kelly from continuing to abuse vulnerable black women and taking the necessary steps to hold him accountable for his actions in the past."
We assume she'll be filing that suit in 3...2...
We're not sure what Wendy Williams is up to, but it sounds like she's launching a symapthy campaign for Kellz.
OK, not exactly, but these tears she has for R. are odd, at best. Today, Wendy spent Hot Topics crying after revealing R. Kelly told her he couldn't read, write or add. Peep the clip above and tell us what you think.
2 Chainz pulled a quick one and proposed to his longtime love Kesha Ward on the red carpet at the 2018 Met Gala. And we can confirm it's 100% real. Get the exclusive inside..
When Rapper 2 Chainz hit the carpet at the 2018 Met Gala inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC tonight, he had a special surprise for his longtime partner Kesha Ward.
As the couple made their way up the steps, the "I'm Different" rapper dropped down on one knee and whipped out a (huge!) diamond ring to ask the mother of his children if he could have her hand in marriage. She said yes!
You might be confused by the proposal since it has long been reported that the couple has been maried for years. Plus, some sources are reporting the proposal was fake, and he was simply gifting his woman a new ring.
But TheYBF.com can exclusively confirm that the proposal was very real, and the two were never married. They have simply been together for a long time, so folks assumed they had officially tied the knot.
"They're not married! They’ve just been together forever and have three kids so everyone thinks they are," a rep for 2 Chainz tells TheYBF.com.
The Down South rapper, rocking Versace at the gala, previously proposed to Kesha at the BET Awards in June 2013, however, they reportedly never made it down the aisle.
Fast forward to tonight, and he popped the question to her again. Not mad.
“It’s crazy, he just gave me this! So happy! I love it,” she told reporters on the red carpet.
Speaking of Versace, the brand released the rapper's "Chain Reaction" sneaker last week.
The couple have three children together, daughters Harmony and Heaven; and a son named Halo.
Now it's time to plan a wedding. Congrats to the couple!
In other news, 2 Chainz will hit the stage to perform his track "Proud" on May 9th on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!".
Nicki Minaj was on her "bad guy" steez when she hit the carpet for the 2018 Met Gala. However, she gave her fans a treat with the announcement of her long awaited album's date and title. Plus, get the deets on her Gala look inside...
The Queen has arrived.
Nicki Minaj brought out the "Bad Guy" for her 2018 Met Gala appearance inside the the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC. The Costume Institute expressed their love of fahion with this year's theme, “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination" and she served the goods.
The "Chun Li" rapper was on her queen ish as she stepped foot on the red carpet in a sexy red ombre Osca de la Renta gown topped with a dramatic train.
She topped her look off with a bejeweled headpiece, the perfect crown for a fiery look.
The Young Money rapper stopped to chop it up with E! News about her bad guy persona and dropped jewels on her fourth studio album.
"You know what because I'm the bad guy and I wanted to make sure b*tches knew that the bad guy was here," she said.
"Album dropping june 15th. It's called QUEEN. Hey, Barbz. I love you."
.@NICKIMINAJ x “Queen” (The Album) — JUNE 15th.
— Nicki Minaj Lite (@NMLite) May 8, 2018
Nicki Minaj just announced her fourth studio album entitled “Queen" drops JUNE 15 at the #MetGala
— princess (@blondebarbx) May 8, 2018
There you have it. QUEEN will hit the streets June 15th. Queens girl always reppin'.
During an interview with Zane Lowe on Beats 1, she said her fans were going to love the name of the album and that the title represented where she is in life right now.
After dropping her album bits, she shared who she was excited to see tonight:
“I’m excited too see everyone but some of them are my actual people I would call friends, like Madonna and Ariana [Grande]."
And look who she ran into on the carpet after paying homage to the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination theme:
Madonna and Nicki Minaj on the Met Gala red carpet. pic.twitter.com/itOvDiyx9Z
— Nicki Minaj News (@NickiReignsCom) May 8, 2018
The "Barbie Tingz" rapper ran into pregnant Cardi B and designer Jeremy Scott. And they seemed to be great. That's a good look.
In other news, Nicki is set to hit the stage on "Saturday Night Live" May 19th.
Photos: INSTAR/Getty/Splash/MEGA/Nicki's IG
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Leave it to Solange to bring the blackest Met Gala look. And it's still heavenly. Get into her 2018 ice breaker inside...
Every year Solange Knowles Ferguson hits the Met Gala carpet, she leaves an impression. She always brings an out-the-box look that perfectly fits the theme, or at least her interpretation of it.
Before making her way on the carpet this year, she hopped on Instagram to ask her fans to help her choose out of four looks which look she should do because, anxiety & nerves. Y'all know how it is.
After she tallied up the votes, she deleted the Instagram post. But we have it below:
Solo chose the sculpted latex number by Iris Van Herpen for the Met Gala's “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination" theme. She topped her look off with a halo and (for the cluture) a du-rag. The halo is similar to the one she wore for her "SNL" debutand the one she made out of her hair for ES magazine that they photoshopped out.
"i feel heavenly in black - the function #metball," she captioned on Twitter.
You look heavenly black, Solo. We thank you.
Photos: Getty/Solange's IG
Jay Z has 99 problems and this SEC probe aint gonna be one, at least, that's what his lawyers are making sure of. Get the latest, plus deets on J. Cole's "KOD" Tour with Young Thug inside...
Jay Z's lawyers are working overtime after a federal judge ordered him to to explain why he’s been M.I.A. after he was served two subpoenas in a fraud case against Iconix. He's being accused of “dodging” two subpoenas related to a Securities and Exchange Commission investigation of a company that bought his Rocawear clothing line in the last six months.
Hov's lawyers feel like the SEC is now on "celebrity hunt," demanding the rapper answer an unlimited amount of questions beginning Friday about a company he sold his Rocawear apparel business to more than a decade ago.
The Hip Hop mogul, real name Shawn Carter, responded to the judge's orders with an 18-page opposition brief drafted by his attorneys at Quinn Emanuel. His lawyers are calling the SEC probe a "celebrity hunt." They explained the SEC's "instant request is unreasonably and unnecessarily burdensome and is driven more by governmental fascination with celebrity and headlines than by any proper investigative purpose."
U.S. District Judge Paul G. Gardelphe ordered Hov to appear in court today to try and convince him why he shouldn’t have to deliver a testimony in the fraud cause against Iconix. If he fails to convince the judge that he shouldn’t have to testify, then he will be forced to give his testimony before the SEC in Washington on May 11th. It’s reported he will be required to answer questions for as many days as it takes.
However, Jay said he's not doing it. He agreed to testify for a day, but anything over that. He and his wife Beyonce do have their "On The Run II" tour coming up.
Testifying for more than a day "will impair the work of many individuals and entities who are preparing for the tour and will hinder my own work in preparation for the tour."
They’re not investigating Hov, but they need his testimony in the case. The SEC is investigating "potential violations" of federal financial disclosure laws by Iconix when the company reported financial results, including about its Rocawear-related assets. In 2007, the Grammy Award winner sold Rocawear to Iconix for $204 million.
Jay Z's rep said he had no role in Iconix’s financial reporting or its actions as a public company.
In other rapper news...
A little over two weeks after dropping his banger of an album KOD, J. Cole will embark on a 34-date tour with special guest Young Thug.
Produced by Live Nation, the tour will kick off in Miami, FL on August 9th and make stops across North America including Atlanta, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles and more, before wrapping in Boston, MA on October 10th.
KOD debuted at the No.1 spot on the Billboard 200, which marks the rapper's fifth consecutive #1 on the chart. Nice! The album also earned the third-biggest streaming week for an album in all of chart history. Yes, he's making history with his highly-praised album.
Tickets for the KOD tour go on sale to the general public beginning Saturday, May 12th at 10 a.m. local time at www.dreamville.com and LiveNation.com. American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Tuesday, May 8th at 10 a.m. through Friday, May 11th at 10 p.m.
Spotify and fan pre-sale kicks off Friday, May 11 at 10 a.m. local time.
Jada Pinkett Smith's making all the waves with her new digital talk show, and she's got more to talk about at ABFF. Exclusive deets inside...
Just days after premiering her new Facebook show Red Table Talks with her twin mom and twin daughter, Adrienne Banfield Jones& Willow Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith's bringing her talents to Miami.
The "Girls Trip" star is confirmed to do a conversation at the American Black Film Festival Saturday, June 16th, we have exclusively learned. And if this sit-down is anything like Jada's premiere show convo with her husband Will Smith's ex-wife Sheree Fletcher, you're gonna want to be there.
The event goes down in Miami Beach amongst several talks, panels and parties in a 5-day celebration of black tv & film.
Jay Ellis serves as Celebrity Ambassador this year, while YBF folks like Kofi Sirobe, Ryan Destiny, Jacob Latimore, Cheo Hodari Coker, Ryan Coogler and more take over multiple events.
Tickets go on sale for films on June 1st and for events May 25 at www.ABFF.com.
Photos: Robert Voets/Warner Bros. Television, Jada's Twitter
There's an update in the case of Morgan Freeman's step-granddaughter E'Dena Hines' death. Get the deets on her boyfriend's manslaughter conviction, plus see video of R. Kelly shopping it up with his alleged "hostage" Joycelyn Savage inside...
The boyfriend of Morgan Freeman's slain step-granddaughter was acquitted of murder, but was convicted of manslaughter.
Manhattan Supreme Court Justice found Lamar Davenport guilty of stabbing 33-year-old E'Dena Hines, the step-granddaughter of famed actor Morgan Freeman, to death outside of their NYC apartment in 2015, according to the NY Daily News. She was found in the street around 3AM before she was found and taken to the hospital where she was pronounced dead.
He was previously brought up on a second-degree murder charge for her death. In court, lawyer revealed Lamar was emotionally disturbed due to a drug-induced psychosis when he stabbed her. It's unclear why he didn't get convicted on the murder charge. The judge did not explain her verdict.
E'Dena, whose grandmother Jeanette Adair Bradshaw was Morgan's first wife, first made headlines in 2012 after Morgan had to squash reports that they were lovers. The Hollywood actor denied ever having a romantic relationship with E'Dena.
Before her life was tragically cut short, E'Dena followed in Morgan's footsteps, nailing several great roles. She was a graduate of NYU’s Graduate Acting Program and played Beneatha in “A Raisin in the Sun” on Broadway in 2012. And in April 2015, she co-starred in the indie film “Landing Up.’ The film’s director, Daniel Tenenbaum, told the NY Post,“She was an amazing, incredible, loving human being.”
Hopefully this is closure for the family.
In R. Kelly news...
Well, what do we have here?
R. Kelly doesn't seem to be hiding at all amid the recent wave of sex abuse and "sex cult" claims. Well, we know he hasn't been hiding out since he has been performing for anyone who'll let him.
Anyhoo, the Pied Piper was seen with his alleged "hostage" Joycelyn Savage on a shopping spree in Chicago on April 28th. Someone was on stalker mode, following them around as they hit up Nordstrom and made their rounds in the mall.
You'll recall, Joycelyn's parents blasted Kellz for brainwashing their daughter into join the bevy women he has in his alleged "sex cult." After the news leaked about Kelly's alleged sex cult, Joycelyn spoke out saying she was fine and that ther father needed to"shut the hell up" and to leave her alone.
Peep the clip of Kelly and his 21-year-old live-in "girlfriend" all boo'd up above. Looks like she's still under his thumb, or what some may call, brainswashing.
The history of R. Kelly's alleged (and we use the term alleged for legal reasons only) abuse is about to be put on front street in a new LIFETIME movie and a docuseries. Get the deets HERE.
Tiffany Haddish brought her bubbly personality on the carpet for her first Met Gala last night. Get into the YBF actress/comedienne shooting her shot at Michael B. Jordan and stanning out for Madonna inside...
And this is why Tiffany Haddish is the life of the party. Chick stays turnt.
When she hit the Met Gala carpet inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art last night for the first time ever. The Girls Trip actress rolled up on the scene in a black and white Brandon Maxwell ensemble, hitting the carpet with the designer and model Karlie Kloss, who Brandon also dressed.
This year's theme was "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination."
As she made her way down the carpet chatting with reporters, "The Last O.G." star made it known she was on the hunt for Michael B. Jordan. E! News correspondent Zuri Hall told Tiffany that celebs were excited to party it up with her inside. Tiffany wasn't really concerned with any of that. All she wanted to know was if Michael "BAE" Jordan dropped her name. Because, priorities.
Peep the clip below:
She dropped his name in another interview with VOGUE below:
Madonna was tapped to perform during the 2018 Met Gala and Tiffany turned into her own personal hype man from the audience.
As Madonna was gearing up to sing "Hallelujah," she laid down on stage and it got quiet. Soon after, you hear the Groupon spokeswoman yell out, "SHE READY!" Ha! Peep the clip above.
Designer Brandon Maxwell totally fell in love with Tiffany during the Gala. In an Instagram post, he talked about how the YBF actress has brighten up his life. "The universe brought @tiffanyhaddish in to my life when I really needed it the most. Tiffany, you have made me feel seen and valued and I’m very grateful for that," he wrote. Aww!
Before the Met Gala, Power 105's "The Breakfast Club" got the chance to chop it up with MJB. And he was asked about the first shot Tiff threw his way.
Radio host Carlamagne said Tiff told him she was not going to shave her va-jay-jay until she had sex with him. So, Charlamagne was trying to look out for his homie, but maybe it didn't go over like she would have wanted it to go. Peep the silliness at the 17-minute mark above.
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