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    LeToya Luckett-Walker is currently on cloud 9 as some many great things have flourished in her life. TheYBF.com got the chance to chop it up with mom-to-be about her pregnancy, her fine husband and her adorable step-daughter. Get the exclusive inside...

    LeToya Luckett is currently living out a real-life fairytale and we're loving every minute of it.

    Back in August, the former Destiny's Child singer was surprised with a super sweet proposal by her man/entrepreneur Tommicus Walker. They went out to dinner to celebrate HIS birthday and then he turned the tables by getting down on one knee and asking her to marry him.

    When you know what you want, you know. The couple didn't waste any time making it down the aisle either. They got married inside a mansion in Austin, Texas in December 2018 and now, they're expecting their first baby together.

    Now, she's giving TheYBF.com one of the very first interviews about her pregnancy and slaying those stepmommy duties.

    "It's terrifying," she told YBF correspondent James Terrell about entering into motherhood. "But, it's like God prepares you for everything."

    Not only is she gearing up to be a first-time mom, she has been getting in practice with her ridiculously cute 6-year-step-daughter Madison Walker as her "mother-in-love." The new wife gushed over her fine husband, sharing details about what makes their relationship so solid and special.

    "It's awesome to have someone who's equally yolked with you," LeToya told TheYBF.com. "Where y'all can pray and go before God and just, you know, have that foundation. And that's what we built our relationship on."

    The 37-year-old singer said right after they tied the knot, ish was already trying to come between them. But that devil ain't stopping this show!

    "I'm loving that no matter what you go through, you have a life partner there," she explained. "And I feel like within our marriage, especially within the first couple of months, stuff was coming out of no where. Just, you know. It was good stuff, bad stuff, all this stuff. But, through it all, we stayed strong though a lot of it. Then, everything that came out way made us stronger. Everything!"

    Sometimes you just have to laugh out loud at the BS!

    Before she got pregnant, LeToya was super busy filming "Greeleaf" episodes during the week and hitting the stage to perform in the "Set It Off" stage play on the weekends. She said her pregnancy was a total surprise for her and her husband.

    "I don't know how this happened," she jokingly said.

    The R&B singer also revealed which Destiny's Child member was the first to know about her pregnancy.

    Peep the clip above to find out who!  Because it kinda surprised us too.

    Congrats again, LeToya and Tommicus!


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    Kurupt responds to his estranged wife Jovan Brown after she made claims that he ditched her after she was diagnosed with cancer. He spilled all kinds of tea too. Take a sip, plus get the latest update surrounding Yeezy model/reality star Shannade Clermont and her federal charges inside...

    Rapper Kurupt is curently going through a divorce, spliting from his estranged wife Jovan Brown (aka Gail Gotti) after 10 years of marriage. They reportedly tied the knot in 2007 and called it quits in September 2017. She filed for divorce soon after.

    Last month, Jovan put the Dogg Pound rapper on BLAST with claims that he up and left her after she was diagnosed with terminal cancer. She said he refused to help her pay her medical bills that were piling up as she needed treatment to fight the disease, or any of her living expenses.

    Jovan filed to receive spousal support (she's gunning for $14,413/month) because she claims she was working hard behind-the-scenes, making sure his rap career was in order over 16 years. Not only that, she also claims her estranged husband took money out of their business accounts and made it so she couldn't access them.

    According to The Blast, Jovan claims she helped put together his deals, made sure his kids from other women were taken care of and booked his travel.

    However, Kurupt claims everything she's saying is a LIE. In recently filed legal documents, he said he has been separated from his estranged wife damn year 8 years and that they have been living apart ever since. He also pointed out that his estranged wife was even in a relationship with ex-NBA player Gary Payton from 2012 -2015.

    As far as managing his career, he said he was already established when they met and that she never managed his career. However, he did give her a job to support herself and kids. In the legal documents, he also said she withdrew money from his company account for her own personal use - $65,000 to be exact - without telling him. He claims she owes him at LEAST $175,000.

    The site reports:

    The rapper says he had to let her go last year after he claims she was using his company account to pay her personal expenses, withdrew money without him knowing and even had his royalties diverted into her personal account, to the tune of $65k. He says she owes him around $175k.

    Kurupt says he “absolutely did not terminate Respondent upon learning of her diagnosis,” and says she was diagnosed several years after they split. He also claims he has loaned her money for medical expenses.

    He is asking the court to deny her request for spousal support or attorney fees.

    This is getting ugly.

     

    Today, Jovan posted this to her Instagram:

     

     

    Miss me with that bullsh*t..

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    Is this a subliminal, or nah?

     

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    Yeezy Season 6 model Shannade Clermont, one half of the Clermont Twins, was arrested on three federal charges a few days ago involving her stealing a victim's debut card who had overdosed after their "date." She charged him $400 for her "services", according to the text messages where they discussed her prostitute prices, and it seems to have been the Trojan horse for her to get to his bank account.

    Chile...

    Now, the former "Bad Girls" star is requesting to get her passport back so she can get an ID to travel. Apparently, she made travel plans to Atlanta before she was forced to hand over all of her documentation.  It's unclear if it's for another alleged escort appointment...

    Well, the judge isn't trying to hear NONE of that. As expected, the judge denied her request and with good reason. If he gave her access to her passport, she could easily hop a flight out of the country to avoid prosecution.

    The Blast has the deets:

    The ‘Bad Girls Club’ star’s lawyer was requesting that Clermont be allowed to get her passport back so she could head to the DMV And get an ID card made.

    Per Clermont’s conditions of release on bail, she’s allowed to travel to Georgia, California and throughout New York. Unfortunately, the judge did not care that her criminal case had upset her travel plans, and recommended finding another way of obtaining ID rather than getting her passport back.

    Due to the nature of Clermont’s charges for wire fraud, access device fraud and aggravated identity theft, it’s also a good bet the judge doesn’t want her grabbing her passport and skipping out of the country.

    Nice try, but she should have known (or at least her lawyer should have) that ish wasn't going to fly. Pun intended.

     

    EXTRAS:

    1. Producer Timabland claims an alleged "squatter" trashed his Miami mansion, destroying his "Street Fighter" arcade game and claims he damaged his roof which resulted in a horde of bees invading his attic. STORY

    Photos: Getty/Jovan's IG/Clermont Twins' IG


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    Royalty Brown and North West are serving up kiddie cuteness and attitude at two different LA events. See the young divas-in-training inside...

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    Like father, like daughter!

    Chris Brown's daughter Royalty Brown is learning the ropes to this celebrity thing. The 4-year-old hit up the 2018 Beautycon Festival LA held at the Los Angeles Convention Center with her mother Nia Guzman yesterday. And the YBF cutie totally stole the spotlight!

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    Little Royalty was dressed to the nines in a floral Dolce & Gabanna dress paired with a matching crossover bag and floral sandals. How freakin' cute?! Her mother looked gorge in florals as well.

    One thing is for sure, Royalty is not shy and she seemingly loves the camera. Breezy's daughter hit the pink carpet like a pro, serving up poses with the best of them.

    Check it:

     

     

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    Adorbs!

    Also at the event...

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    A Wrinkle In Time star Storm Reid, styling in a pink Giorgio Armani outfit, really enjoyed herself and felt empowered after attending the event.

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    "A place where we can all be ourselves. Unapologetically. A place where we can all feel BEAUTIFUL. Thank you @beautycon for having me. I had an amazing experience," she captioned on Instagram.

     

     

    @Beautycon had me feeling like...

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    We just love her!

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    Love this look!

    DOPE star Kiersey Clemons, who just wrapped filming Blumhouse horror movie Sweetheart, turned her girls night out into date night bringing "BAE" along with her for the fun.

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    "When you drag bae to Beauty Con~ @beautycon Thank you for having me moderate your Gen Z Realness panel! Beers and moderating is fun, beers in moderation, nah," she captioned on Instagram.

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    Whoa! We almost didn't recognize Torrei Hart. Not that she didn't already look great, but she looked AH-MAZING on the pink carpet.

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    For some company, Torrei brought her daughter Heaven Hart along.

    In other YBF kiddie spottings...

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    North West did not have time for the shenanigans. Ice cream is life!

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    Yesterday, Nori tagged along with her mom Kim Kardashian West - rocking Dolce & Gabbana - to "pop up" at her BeautyCon LA pop up store inside Westfield Mall to promote her KIMOJI fruit fragrance collection.

     

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    North was twinning with her mother wearing all black and styling her hair like hers.

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    Inside, Kim sprayed some of her new perfume on Nori and...let's just say she wasn't impressed.

     

     

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    The 5-year-old just seemed over it all. Relatable.

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    Lil Boosie and his daughter's mom Rochelle Wagner are going AT IT on social media and it's ratchetry at its finest. Get it all inside...

    One of Boosie's baby's mothers decided to put the rapper on full blast.

    Rochelle Wagner, mother of Boosie's daughter Torianna, hopped on Instagram Live to accuse the rapper of threatening violence against their child. Not only that, she claims Boosie killed her brother as well.

    During her live stream, Rochelle shared a recorded phone conversation between herself and Boosie (real name Torrence Hatch) via her daughter's Instagram account (really, girl?) where he allegedly threatened to black their daugher's eye. In the recording, the rapper threatens to "put a bag on her."

    When she asked what he said to their daughter to make her cry, he responded he was removing her from his will. She also asked Boosie if he called their daughter a "b*tch." He never responded. But he did say, "I'm gonna black her f*cking eye when I see her."

    Check it:

     

     

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    Before she posted audio from the recording, Rochelle talked about Boosie getting acquitted for her brother's murder.

    “Even though he got acquitted,” she said,“because, you know, it ain’t what the streets have, they go by what you can prove.”

    Following her posts, Boosie hopped on IG Live in an attempt to discredit Rochelle. He kept calling her a "h*e" since she allegedly slept with him and his best friend. He also claims she has been arrested multiple times for theft and that their daughter has been exposed to drugs via her side of the family. We'd like to note, Bossie never addressed her claims about him killing her brother or the audio she posted.

    Check it:

     

     

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    Last year, Boosie and Rochelle were involved in a nasty custody battle of their then nine-year-old daughter. Boosie made claims that Rochelle was keeping their daughter away from him. We're not sure why, but the case was eventually thrown out by a judge, according to Complex.

    This is TEW much...

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    T.I. copped three misdemeanor charges for that recent incident with a sleeping security guard who wouldn't let the rapper into his own subdivision.  Now, TIP's got some words for the dude who wasn't on his job.

    Back in May, T.I. was arrested for allegedly being drunk and disorderly after the security guard for his subdivison called the cops on him.

    The security guard refused to let T.I. past the gates to his own home, and TIP had to call wife Tiny Harris to vouch for him.  Once he finally got to his home and had a nightcap, the rapper went back out to the guard and asked him to step out the booth.

    Chile...

    Y'all know that didn't end well.  The guard, now identified as Euwan James, stayed inside the stand and called the cops. TIP was arrested and he was quickly let out on bail.

    Now, the rapper has been formally charged after James said what most folks who call the cops on black folks say: He felt "threatened".

    TIP's facing three misdemeanors — simple assault, public drunkenness and disorderly conduct.  But he's not facing any jail time.

    No physical altercation happened, and T.I.'s lawyer, Euwan Sadow, called the charges “baseless, ill-founded and unjustified.”  Especially since he maintains the guard was literally asleep on the job when T.I. first arrived, which hindered his ability to handle the situation properly.

    The guard has since been fired, and T.I. says he deserves it.  While speaking to Fox 5's "Good Day New York" today (pictured atop) during his "The Grand Hustle" promo run, he said:

    "I had every right to be upset.  I responded the way anyone would respond who dedicates the kind of resources I do for my family's safety around-the-clock. If you're asleep on your post and I pay you I have a right to be upset."

    He also said the cops never asked his side of the story when they arrived.

    "For the police to come there and attempt to discipline me or even ask what is going on in the situation I think it's negligent and counter-productive," said T.I.

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    "(It's) The story of a black man in America. Every step of the way there is always some form of authority that some other person who is supposed to be equal to you holds over your head. I'm not worried. I've seen worse," said T.I.

    Check it:

    Well there's that.

     

    EXTRAS:

    1.  While T.I. escaped facing any jail time for simply telling a security guard to come outside, a 43-year-old white daycare provider in Minnesota is also facing NO jail time after she hung a child - who was thankfully freed - from a noose.  Nataliia Karia also ran over and dragged two people with her car upon fleeing the scene and caused a two-car accident. After a two-hour hearing full of #WhiteTears, Karia received a 10-year probationary sentence, with credit for the 20 months in jail. She also must follow court-ordered mental health treatment and electronic home monitoring for at least two months.

    The judge's reason for his slap o the wrist: She's “a low risk” to reoffend. Karia claims the abuse she received from her husband made her snap. STORY

     

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    It's summer and everyone is out on the LA scene. Go inside to peep pics of Future, Drake, Nick Young, Keonna Green, Karrueche Tran and Victor Cruz living it up on the west coast inside...

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    Rapper Future was on the LA scene recently after getting blasted on social media by his baby's mother Brittini Mealey. The Dirty Sprite rapper was seen leaving Nobu after linking up with Drake for dinner.

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    There are rumors that the Atlanta rapper is the father of Joie Chavis' baby. She's currently pregnant with her 2nd baby and shares a daughter, Shai Moss, with Bow Wow. We hear the rapper dumped Joie to get back with one of his baby's mothers, Brittni. Well, it hasn't been all peaches and cream because Brittini exposed the BeastMode 2 rapper for allegedly cheating on her with another girl days later after a show in Canada.

    There were photos of the rapper getting out of the car with a mystery woman outside of a hotel. She reposted the pics that were circulating online with a snake emoji over Future's head. Oop. She also hopped on IG Stories and wrote, "No matter how genuine u r some people will always be a piece of [poop emoji]." She also answered an IG Story Question asking whether someone shoud ever get back with an ex.  She basically said Hell No, because they will do what they always do.

    We can probably predict how this will all play out. She'll forgive him and take him back for the umpteenth time once he asks her to go out of towwn with him again.  Everything will be all will be good with the world...until he does it again.

    In coupledom spottings...

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    Well look who's all wrapped up in love.

    NBA player Nick Young and his kids' mother Keonna Green are putting in work to try and repair their relationship. The couple was spotted leaving celeb hotspot Craig's restaurant after hitting the carpet together at the 2018 NBA Awards last month.

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    Keonna, rocking the same Gucci boots Beyonce and Remy Ma were spotted in recently, was also by Nick's side when the Golden State Warriors won the 2018 NBA championship.

    They look happy. Good for them for trying to work it out.

    Speaking of couples...

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    Karrueche Tran and Victor Cruz stepped out for a romantic date night together after making their red carpet debut days earlier. The happy couple hit up Nobu to enjoy some Japanese-inspired dishes together.

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    The "Claws" actress recently opened up about her body image struggles in PAPER magazine. She said she felt tons of pressure to have the "perfect" body and contemplated having surgery.

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    "I used to think I had to be thick and have big boobs," she admitted to the publication. "I thought about getting my boobs done, but I was like one: I don't know how my body's going to react to that, and two: why am I changing who I am because of other peoples' comments? I can represent other girls out there and make them feel confident, which is hard in this world where everyone just wants to be thicc."

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    No need Kae. You should love your fabness, and Victor loves it too.

    In other spottings...

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    Drake is busy on the party scene. He was seen leaving the Nice Guy around 5AM after a long night of partying with his homies.

     

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    Fine a**.

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    Blac Chyna was also in the building for the turn up. She was spotted leaving not too much longer after Drizzy.

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    Oh...and look at this...

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    Looks like Chy and her 18-year-old boy toy YBN Almighty Jay are possibly BACK together after her recent IG antics.

    Chile just give the boy a library card and a video game and keep it moving.  All these intricate IG fights ain't worth it.

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    Gabrielle Union and Erica Campbell are sharing how they're handling colorism talk with their kids. Go inside for deets about Gabby's talk with her stepsons, plus the emotional moment between Erica and her daughter regarding her skin tone and weight inside...

    Whether you want to believe it or not, colorism is a REAL thing. And it definitely affects the black community more than some think. Take for instance Gabrielle Union.

    The "Being Mary Jane" actress faced colorism head on during a conversation with her three stepsons and she shared the story in a recent interview with Refinery 29. She realized while chatting with her stepsons Zaire and Zion, along with Wade's nephew Dahveon (who lives with them) that they all had the same exact standard of beauty. They were talking about who were the hottest girls in their high school and that's when Gabby realized NONE of the pics of said girls included women of brown or dark skin tones.

    “Literally, probably about 10 girls I looked at had the same light skin, curly hair, tiny waist, butt, boobs — it was the same girl over and over again," Gabby said in shock. “So I asked them to show me the most beautiful chocolate sister they’ve seen."

    She certainly wasn't ready for their answer.

    “They say there are none,” she said. “I was like, ‘Why do they get exed out so fast? What is happening in your brain that is causing you to look at these women through a prism that is distorting their actual selves?'”

    Good question. Why don't they find girls the same skin tone as them attractive? There's not one girl in the school who's not dark skinned that they find attractive? Interesting.

    So, the 45-year-old actress decided to school her sons on dark skinned beauty. Who better than Gabrielle herself? She pulled up "STAR" actress Ryan Destiny's Instagram to see what they thought about her.

     

    feelin’ like fresh airrrr. the best air. also feelin like my momma @iamnaomicampbell

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    “They’re like, ‘Oh, she bad!’ But do you know how many Ryan Destinies there are? I pull up every Black model, women from all over the world, and they’re beautiful. But they don’t see the beauty unless it comes from an actress or a supermodel or a video vixen. They have to have somebody else tell them that a chocolate woman is attractive for them to believe it,” she said.

    It's crazy how society is shaping the next generation's standard of beauty. Then again, it's pretty much been this way since day one. Thankfully, are more aware of these issues and are hopefully combatting them in the home - like Gabrielle - because that's where it all starts.

    Educate young people on how not to be colorist against dark-skinned women and not discriminate against women who look just like them and their own mothers, even when said woman is not a celebrity, is imperative.  And we're def not mad at that. The universal stadard of beauty needs to be expanded.  ASAP.  #BonusMomWhoRocks

    Another mom facing the effects of colorism with their kids...

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    Gospel singer Erica Campbell was knocked to her feet recently when her daughter opened up to her about being bullied over her skin tone and weight.

    The Mary Mary singer discovered her eldest child Krista has been struggling with self-esteem due to feeling left out at school and thinks it has everything to do with her complexion and her size.

    "If you look at all my friends, church and school, I'm the chubby friend. It's not like, 'Oh, God,' but I've accepted it. I've just accepted it," Krista told her mother on a recent episode of "We're the Campbells."

    "You're not the fat friend, Kris," Erica replied to her daughter.

    "I've noticed that I'm left out. When guys talk to them [her friends], I'm left out. I'm left to the side and I think that's why," Kris expained.

    "Do you think it has something to do with your size?," Erica asked.

    "Absolutely. I know it is," Krista responded.

    "I don't think that's the case. I think that's the way that you're seeing it," Erica said.

    "It's not because I'm ugly. Am I ugly?," Krista asked.

    AWW! We can't take it! She's GORGEOUS! And her mother made sure she knew that.

    "That's something too. A lot of the guys like light skinned girls. Look at my family. Look at my friends," Krista continued.

    Then Krista started pointing out couples that are "light skin/dark skin." Erica then starts naming gorgeous brown women who have married men with their same complexion.

    "You're light skin so you don't really know how it feels, you know?," Krista responded.

    Ugh! This breaks our hearts! But we feel you Krista.  You are certainly not alone, in how you feel, and you are all the way beautiful baby girl.

    Check it:

    Below are a few clips where Krista opens up to her family about how she was bullied by kids in school because of her complexion and her dad Warryn Campbell also touches on the subject, saying he wishes he could protect her from the same treatment he received as a kid:

    To our amazing YBF parents...have you had a similar talk with your child about colorism? If so, share your experience in the comments. You could possibly help another parent who's not sure how to tackle this.

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    Michelle Williams isn't hiding behind her decision to treat her depression.  The engaged Destiny's Child member explains to fans why she's making her mental health a priority.

    Reports surfaced that singer/actress Michelle Williams had checked into a rehab facility just outside of L.A. to help treat her struggle with depression.  She has been there for a few days.

    Michelle has previously spoken about her battle with depression and anxiety, and also revealed she was once suicidal.  Now, she's sharing her struggle with her fans once again, with an in depth explanation about why she is taking her own advice she often gives to others and catering to her mental health:

     

     

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    Michelle celebrated her new fiance, Chad Johnson's, birthday earlier this month. The two are also reportedly working on a reality show focused on their relationship, proving no matter how perfect things appear on the outside, everybody deals with their own struggles:

     

    We applaud her for prioritizing her mental health.  Self care is of the utmost importance.

     

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    El Debarge's latest arrest is a doozy, but he's not letting it keep him down for long.  Deets inside...

    Singer El Debarge copped a felony vandalism charge recently after he took a whole wrench to a windshield after an argument.  He chased the dude out of a house and into an RV, then El smashed the windshield of said RV.  A mess.  TMZ reports:

    Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... DeBarge got into an argument Friday night in the San Fernando Valley and chased a man out of a house ... forcing him to retreat to a nearby RV. 

    We're told DeBarge was not deterred, and followed after the guy with a wrench, which he allegedly smashed into the RV's windshield. That's when the other guy called police, who arrested DeBarge for felony vandalism.

    He posted $20K bail after spending the night in jail.  We need to know what this argument was about, and why they were just two steps from an RV....

     

    We've learned those charges aren't stopping his show though.  El is set to return to the stage in Oakland at the end of this month at Yoshi's, doing four shows over a two day period.

    El is often caught up in some ish that involves jail.  In 2001, he was arrested for cocaine possession and was given probation. In 2006, he was arrested again for possession of a controlled substance and luckily was given probation again. A year later, he was arrested in a domestic dispute and was held without bail. The charges were later dropped.

    The singer has also been in and out of rehab, resulting in a strained (or nonexistent) relationship with his daughter Kyndall and niece Kristinia Debarge, who both now star on WEtv's "Growing Up Hip Hop."

    Kyndall met her cousin Kristinia for the first time on the show recently, which shocked a lot of people.

     

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    The parents of the McClure Twins, who are very popular YouTube stars, are speaking out after the Internet put their whole life on blast. Folks dug up old racist tweets posted by the "dad" Justin McClure AND they have seemingly found out who the twins' biological dad is, despite the family never revealing Justin wasn't. Receipts inside...

    Another day, another social media scandal.

    5-year-old twin sisters Ava and Alexis McClure became YouTube sensations after capturing the hearts of at least one million followers via their super cute family videos.

    The biracial YouTube stars make videos with their mother Ami McClure (who is black) and their white "father" Justin McClure and have become household names. But now, folks are giving them the scammer side-eye for a few things.

    The family has been receiving tons of backlash for old racist tweets posted by Justin years ago. Apparently, Justin was some type of "comedian" who loved making racist jokes. In fact, he would perform racist stand up comedy and he also would tweet extremely racist jokes on Twitter, involving sexual jokes about black women and calling them "ghetto".

    In one tweet, he said black women give their children names like "Chandelier, Lasagna, Constellation," and "Walgreens."

    Peep a few of his tweets that he posted between 2011 - 2014 (and has now erased):

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    You're likely wondering why the tweets are showing up under the McClure Twins' official Twitter account. Well, you would think one would just create a brand new page for their brand but, nope. It appears Justin just changed the Twitter handle to the McClure Twins. Maybe he wanted to capitalize off them?

    His Twitter handle was different when he originally posted these tweets.  But when they were discovered, they were under the current handle. 

    Word on the curb is that the post he made about "allergies" was put up in 2014, a year after the twins were born.

    In an effort to "explain" everything, the McClures went on camera for a candid discussion about how they got here.

    “I was just as surprised and shocked by those tweets from previous days as [the public] was,” Ami said in the clip. “This is my first time seeing them as well… I did not know that man. The man that I met and married is the Justin I know today.”

    Justin was adamant about NOT being racist and that he was only being a "comedian." He also kept saying some of the jokes he made "may" have offended people, which def rubbed us the wrong way. Own it, sir.

    “I know I’m not a racist,” he continued. “But I look at the things I said, and would a racist person say those things? They would … if I what I say is so offensive to someone else and it’s racist to them, then it’s racist.”

    Ami then admitted she used to feel some type of way towards white people before she had some sort of epiphany.  After that epiphany, surprise surprise, both of her husbands are white.

    “I don’t know if you can call it racist, but I didn’t like white people,” she admitted. “Anybody who knows me knows that I did not like white people. And I had to sit to myself and say ‘why?’”

    We'll let a psychologist analyze how one goes from not liking white people to marrying two.  And yes, we think it's deeper than just happenstance.

    The couple also included the twins.  The girls asked Justin if he learned from his mistakes and also asked whether or not he got a spanking for it. Check it:

     

     

    And there's more...

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    Apparently, Justin isn't even their biological father despite presenting to the world as if he was. Why wouldn't they just present themselves as blended family in the first place, seeing that the channel they are making their money on is about family? We don't know.

    But folks have been digging and found out that the twins' biological father is named Jeff Pestka. Ami married him in 2012, a year before the twins were born (July 12, 2013). And that's him above, during happier times.

    A wedding registry was found:

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    Now, Ami is addressing the McClure twins' biological father: 

    Ami said she had the twins in 2012 and she met Justin in 2014. In the clip, she said she married a man she knew she shouldn't have married in the first place. After finding out she was pregnant with the girls, she got the courage to get out of the relationship because she didn't want to bring them into a toxic and abusive environment.

    She also said the person she was married was a deadbeat father and she didn't want the babies to suffer for the mistakes she made.

    After meeting and marrying Justin, she said he ended up adopting them and that he's the only father they've ever known. Peep the video above.

    According to public records, Jeff Pestka owes over $14,000 in child support as of 2016. It's unlikely Justin had married Ami by that time being that her maiden name (Ami Ahmed) is listed on the legal documents. And also, if Justin "adopted" them then the government possibly wouldn't be hunting him down for child support, unless it's back child support, pre-adoption, that is in question. Who knows.

    Here's the receipts:

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    Ami never confirmed when exactly she and Justin got married. However, she did say they were going to make a video to explain how they met and more. So stay tuned...

     

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    Ciara dropped her first new music in 3 years, and (almost) everybody thinks it was her best move.  Check out her new "Level Up" video that's giving life, twerk action and vibes all damn day...

    We've been itching for CiCi's return to the music scene, and her first drop out the gate is a house music-style dance track called "Level Up."  If you recall, she wrote an Instagram post months ago about leveling up in her personal life by ditching king of f**k bois Future and marrying Russell Wilson.  However,  the way she initially worded things - taking onus off these wack men who are f**kbois and sell themselves as something they are not - rubbed plenty of folks the wrong way.

    In the post, she included a sermon from Pastor John Gray that told women who and what they need to be in order to get a proper husband, but what she didn't post was him speaking to men on how to BE a proper husband. After all the hoopla, she reworded her post about personal responsibility and knowing her own self worth.  Now, she's made a song about it all.

    "Thank God I never settled, this view is so much better."

    Yossss sis.

    She initially released the video on her husband's TraceMe app, but it's now on Youtube.

    The track & video is very Ciara - dance heavy, upbeat and p-poppin' within an inch of her life type banger. But that chorus, not so much.

    Still, we're all the way here for this video. Folks lost their ish on Twitter. Somebody said she's back to handle up on what Tinashe couldn't. Oop. Does the wife and mom of 2 now deserve the dance queen crown? Twitter thinks so.

     

    Everybody wasn't feeling it though:

    Overall, issa bop!

     

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    Cardi B reacts to Will Smith's Baby Kulture shoutout right after he hit the stage at the World Cup. See the funny clip, plus get the deets on French soccer player Kylian Mbappe is donating his World Cup winnings to charity. Everything inside...

    Will Smith is so thoughtful! And funny. The "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" alum made a special congratulatory post to celebrate the arrival of Cardi B and Offset's baby girl Kulture Kiari Cephus. He met up with random Russian fans who all sent congratulatory messages to the rappers and put them all in a video he posted on Instagram.

    “Congrats @iamcardib & @offsetyrn! Wishing You Peace, Joy & Divine Understanding as you journey together in Creation of Family," Will said.

    Check it:

     

    Gotta love Will!

    Once the "Bodak Yellow" rapper seen the clip, she reposted it on her page with a message of gratitude and of course, she was freaking out...like we all would:

     

    Nice!

    After spreading love to Cardi & Offset...

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    The 49-year-old superstar, who celebrates a birthday in September, hit the stage in Moscow's Luzhniki stadium to perform for the 2018 World Cup closing ceremony before the final soccer match between France and Croatia. He was joined by Nicky Jam and Era Istrefi to rock out to their track "Live It Up," which is the official 2018 FIFA World Cup.

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    Peep his performance below:

    By the way, France beat Croatia, 4-2. Congrats!

     

    In the stands....

     

     

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    Jaden Smith, who turned 20 on July 8th, joined his pops to peep the soccer (aka futbol) action...with some of their "Just Water," of course.

    Will just wrapped up four months of filming his new thriller Gemini Man and now it's time for a much-needed family vacay:

     

     

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    How cool is this?!

    19-year-old soccer superstar Kylain Mbappé plans on donating his winnings to a children's charity. And it's reportedly as much as $500,000!

    He's set to donate to Premiers de Cordée, a charity that offers sporting opportunities to children who are hospitalized or have disabilities, which is based at the Stade de France. He's also an ambassador of the charity. The funds will be received by the charity in September. Sweet!

    "Children have stars in their eyes, when they see Kylian," Premiers de Cordée spokeswoman Ninon Bardel told CNN, adding Mbappe has been working with them for around a year. "Sometimes they have some difficulties to realize that he is real, it's quite fun. But Kylian has a such ease with them that everything become normal and simple. He says himself that the stars are children."

    Aww! We love this!

    Kylain has reportedly earned approximately $22,000 per game WITH bonuses. He will also get a cut of France's $38 million prize money for the World Cup victory.

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    Despite all of the allegations of sexual assault and brainwashing of young women, R. Kelly is still loved by his hometown of Chicago. Watch his fans lose it when he hit the stage recently inside...

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    One thing is for sure: Chicago still loves the Pied Piper.

    Over the weekend, Chicago R&B station V103 hosted its fourth annual Summer Block Party at the Huntington Bank Pavilion in downtown Chicago. Backdropped by Lake Michigan, several acts hit the stage to party it up. R&B legend Keith Sweat was tapped to hit the stage and after serenading the audience, he had a special guest for concertgoers. SURPRISE! R. Kelly.

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    The Grammy Award winning singer, who has been plagued with sexual assault and "sex cult" allegations, made his way out on stage to perform "Bump N Grind." And soon as fans noticed Kellz hit the stage, they literally lost it. He was met with TONS of praise and applause. Check it: 

     

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    You'll recall, the most recent accusation came from a woman - identified as Faith Rogers - who said the singer gave her herpes when she was 19-years-old. She's now suing.

    There's a growing online movement, #MUTERKELLY, that has a sole purpose to keep folks from playing his music. It's actually worked with a few major stations pulling his catalog.  But, it doesn't seem like V103 Chicago got the memo. While it doesn't appear they formally booked him themselves, they had to know he was going to be brought out.

     

    As for the other acts...

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    A shirtless Tank, Brandy, Ne-Yo, Ashanti and Ja-Rule also hit the stage:

     

     

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    Fun times.

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    When TMI turns into tea....

     

    Tiffany Haddish's ex-husband William Stewart, who's suing her, wants you to do know she likes "aggressive" sex and that's the only choking he's ever done to her. More inside...

    After speaking out once before in a radio interview to clear his name, Tiffany Haddish’s ex-husband William Stewart is still talking.

    Mr. Stewart pulled the trigger on a lawsuit against the Girls Trip actress for defamation, libel and slander over abuse claims she made in her memoir, The Last Black Unicorn.

    In fact, he's suing Tiffany AND her publisher, Simon & Schuster.  It makes sense...Tiffany herself said some of the stories in the book were "tweaked" by editors. And she didn't realize what was written in her own memoir until she was recording the audio book.

    In the book, she made claims that her ex-husband was abusive towards her during their five-year marriage.

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    Now, he's gunning for $1 million in damages.

    The Blast shares details from the newly release court documents that explain William's lawyers tried to contact "The Last O.G." star in an effort to reach a settlement prior to filing the lawsuit, but they were unsuccessful. William also alleges he reached out to her personally as well before he did that radio interview with V-103 Atlanta in an effort to resolve “harmful and defamatory assertions.”

    There were reports that Tiffany filed a temporary restraining order against her ex where she made claims that he choked and body slammed her. The restraining order docs detailed the alleged incidents. However, William claims it got dismissed because she asked them to.

    “Ms. Haddish recanted the allegations in the TRO (temporary restraining order) and pled with law enforcement to dismiss the TRO because it was untrue. In fact, she confessed to attacking Mr. Stewart," a statement from the documents read.

    As far as choking goes, Tiffany's ex-husband claims she ASKED him to choke her because she was into "aggressive" sex.  No judgment here.  Get it how you live, sis.

    The site reports:

    "Furthermore, we have information that will demonstrate Ms. Haddish regularly requested Mr. Stewart to become more aggressive with her during sex, including, among other things, to choke her as a part of their sexual intercourse."

    Stewart also claims he has audio recordings of Haddish “seeking the guidance of a psychic to help with her erratic and violent tendencies towards Mr. Stewart, not vice versa.”

    The letter concludes by saying: Mr. Stewart did not commit criminal domestic violence, nor did he abuse Tiffany Haddish during their marriage. He did not abandon his daughter. These assertions can never be unsaid and Mr. Stewart’s reputation has been irreparably damaged.

    The case is ongoing.

    William has been adamant that he never abused Tiffany. By the way, the Night School actress still hasn't come out with what exactly was "tweaked" in her book. Maybe that'll be saved for court, now that he has filed this lawsuit.

    Guess we'll have to wait and see how all this ends up...

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    Faith Evans and Stevie J just shocked everybody and had a quickie marriage in Vegas. Yes, for real.  But that's not the only thing shocking folks....

    Minutes after news hit that producer/singer/reality star Stevie J and singer Faith Evans had filed for a marriage license in Las Vegas, it's now confirmed they are MARRIED.

    Reportedly, the Bad Boy twosome had a whole quickie marriage inside their Vegas hotel room yesterday, one day after filing for the license in Clark County.  What in the Cardi B. & Offset hell?!

    TMZ reports:

    It's a wrap ... Faith and Stevie have already done the deed. Multiple sources at the ceremony confirm they tied the knot in their hotel room Tuesday night ... around 10:30 PM.

    Most folks thought their on-again, off-again relationship was strictly a publicity stunt for all the VH1 reality foolery they're both involved in.  But apparently, this ish is real.  Well, real enough to sign that marital paperwork - whether it's for a Mona Scott Young check or not.

    This is Faith's third marriage and Stevie's first.

     

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    The twosome have been dating for about two years, putting their budding relationship on front street last year on Stevie's VH1 show "Leave It To Stevie".  And, apparently, in videos (above).

    They first met decades ago as both have been a part of the Bad Boy Family, and have remained friends.  But over the last couple years, things have gotten way more serious.  At least on Instagram and reality TV.

     

     

    Stevie tipped everybody off this morning by tweeting his love for "Faith Renee Jordan", and now we know it wasn't just a fake husband/wife thing like Stevie and Joseline Hernandez pulled a few years ago.

     

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    Speaking of Joseline, y'all know she is NOT here for this foolishness, especially considering Stevie still owes her some serious child support coin.  Which begs the question, why would Faith rush into a marriage with a man facing serious jail time for owing over $1 million in back child support?!

     

    Joseline popped all the way off this morning, providing receipts of Stevie asking her to marry him in June.  The year wasn't specificed, but we do know that June 17th fell on a Sunday last month.  The last time it did was 2012, the year the show began, but long before Bonnie Bella was born.

    And then there's this.  As if it was planned or just perfect coincidental timing, an interview with Faith on the popular podcast Drink Champs dropped today.  The messy hosts asked her if her late ex-husband Notorious B.I.G. ate the booty like groceries.  Her response?  Yup.  And she ate his too.

     

    Chile! On.The.Floor.

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    Congrats or whatever.

     

    EXTRAS:

    1.  Becky, Karen & the white men who love them can now all gather - unbothered by folks of color - at a new "whites only" club in downtown Charleston, SC called Deco.  Apparently, it's a thing.  STORY

     

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    News you can use! We've got the deets on two REAL self-made bosses. Get the latest on Pat McGrath's now $1 billion makeup line (yes, you read that right) and Severti Wilson making history in the tech world inside...

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    With all of the "self-made" entrepreneur talk after Forbes thirst-fully to dubbed Kylie Jenner a "self-made boss" after never independently verifying said info, we've got some tidbits about a few actual self-made boss chicks.

    Pat McGrath is a legend in the makeup world.  Born to a Jamaican single mother, the self taught, fingers-only makeup artist recently took her talents to the lab and created her own makeup line for the masses.

    The makeup maven, who's well respected in theentire fashion industry, is NOW the top earner in the beauty industry after multinational investment firm Eurazeo Brands announced it bought a $60 million minority stake in her two-year-old eponymous brand, Pat McGrath Labs. The investment pushed the brand's full valuation at more than $1 billion, according to WWD. Woot! For comparison, Kylie Cosmetics is at an alleged $800 million, according to Kris Jenner.

    "It has always been my dream to create an iconic beauty brand that goes beyond the usual limitations, that lives outside the parameters of what is expected. I am thrilled to be working with the unique and expert team at Eurazeo Brands," Pat said in a press release.

    Now, Pat McGrath Labs is slated to reach more than $60 million in retail sales this year. #Slay

    "We are honored to be working with Pat, whose vision, talent and trailblazing history in the beauty industry have set Pat McGrath Labs up to be one of the most authentic and innovative makeup brands to ever come to market," said Jill Granoff, CEO of Eurazeo Brands, via a press statement. "We're excited to combine our experience of building global beauty and fashion brands with Pat and her team's unmatched creativity and passion." Granoff, who herself has an extensive background in beauty, spent a decade in senior leadership roles at Estée Lauder and in Victoria's Secret's beauty division."

    If you've ever picked up one of Pat's palette's in Sephora - you know that price tag that comes with it is WELL worth it.  High quality indeed.

    By the way, Erazeo's previous investments within the beauty industry include Nest Fragrances. They've also made while its fashion investments in Moncler, Vestiaire Collective and Farfetch.

    You can find PatMcGrath Labs in 54 Sephora stores and Sephora.com, where it's a top seller. You can also cop her goodies on her own e-commerce site, PatMcGrathLabs.com.

    The British makeup genius, who just turned 53 last week, went from receptionist to makeup artist discovered by Edward Eningful to being the global creative-design director for Max Factor and Cover Girl.  She's blessed every supermodel's face with her skills, by the way, and is credited with birthing the idea of pairing loud & unique makeup looks with runway fashion.  Now, she's glowing ALL the way up with her own makeup empire. #BossChick

    In other real "self-made" boss news...

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    Meet Severti Wilson. She recently raised $2 million in capital to expand her tech startup, ExemptMeNow, into a 7-figure business with ZERO investment starting out. ExemptMeNow is a SaaS platform designed to help nonprofits become exempt and existing nonprofits manage compliance and sustainability efforts, according to Black Enterprise.

    Now, she's the first black female entrepreneur in New Orleans to raise this level of capital in NOLA.

    The New Orleans native said she started the company after realizing there was a need for it from her existing clients. And guess what? She started the company at the age of 23 and didn't have ANY investments early on. Truth be told, it's SUPER hard for black women to acquire capital, reportedly harder than any other group (especially from banks), and very few black woman raise more than $1 million in tech funding.  What she was able to do is MAJOR!

    She dropped some gems recently to Black Enterprise about how she got here:

    "It’s hard to pinpoint my biggest accomplishment as I’ve had a lot of 'firsts' in my career and I feel that I am achieving new accomplishments all the time," she told Black Enterprise. "Yet, the success I experienced with SGI [Solid Ground Innovations] allowed me to start ExemptMeNow and fund it myself out of the gate with little investment capital early on. I think this is important to note because there is this fixation around raising capital, especially for black women. Yet, I started my first company at 23 and grew it organically without raising any outside capital. Now that I’ve switched gears from professional services to tech, we have to raise in order to scale. Yet, even out of the gate for ExemptMeNow our No. 1 priority was finding a product market fit and generating revenue. Then we went out to raise capital."

     

     

     

    The real-life YBFer is now gearing up to launch the second version of ExemptMeNow. She previously founded Solid Ground Innovations and is now raising an additional $1 million to close her seed round.

    "I’m in the South, so I don’t think we even have to go there related to the challenges that I face as a black woman raising millions for a tech startup," she told the site. "I can talk all day about that. It doesn’t matter that my executive team has advanced degrees from MIT, Harvard, and Yale with over 10-15 years of experience each in operations, sales, software development and finance along with deep expertise in our space. It doesn’t matter that we’ve led campaigns, consulted Fortune 100 companies and some of the largest private foundations in the world, or worked in a presidential administration. When people see me the first thing they see is that I’m a black woman. This dynamic crosses over race and gender. I say this because there is this misleading perception that black female founders have difficulty raising money from white male investors when the truth is we have issues raising money from all investor types regardless of race or gender."

     

    You can read her full interview here.

     

     

    YOSS! Congrats, Severti. Keep killing it in the tech world.  These business streets need you.

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    Gabrielle Union and Erica Campbell are opening up about their infertility issues in an effort to help other women who may be going through the same situation. Get their stories inside...

     

    According to estimates from the American College of Obstetricians and the Mayo Clinic, between 15 and 20 percent of known pregnancies end in miscarriage. It's a subject that's extremely hard to talk about as losing a baby (even as an embryo) takes a huge toll on a woman.

    Another reason why people shouldn't ask women "when" they're going to have kids or "why" they haven't had any yet.

    Last year, Gabrielle Union revealed she (and her husband Dwyane Wade) suffered 8 or 9 heartbreaking miscarriages in her New York Times best-selling book, "We're Going To Need More Win."

    The Breaking In actress recently appeared on the "Dr. Oz Show" to explain why she decided to open up about her extremely painful experiences and her fertility issues. Gabby said after marrying D.Wade, she got off birth control and was ready to start a family, but it didn't work out the way she had planned.

    “Initially, I didn’t know what the issue was,” she shared. “I got off birth control, I got married, and I was ready to start a family. I didn’t think there was going to be any problem, and there was. So I was always having these early miscarriages. Some from IVF, some just naturally happening on our own.”

    The "Being Mary Jane" actress said her first miscarriage was the most brutal because she and D. Wade were so excited, they told family and friends only for their excitement to be cut short.

    “The first one was the most brutal because we told people,” she said. “We were so excited. You know, you dream of this moment. Those dreams were just crushed. And [miscarriages] just happened in rapid succession over the next few years.”

    Gut wrenching. We can't even imagine. However, Gabby said she spoke out about her experience to help other women because “there’s no reason to suffer in silence.”

    “No one wants the world to think you’re ‘defective’ or less than a perfect woman or less than capable. There’s so much shame and mystery and guilt that surrounds fertility issues. That’s why I wanted to include it in my book because I’m tired of it.”

    We salute her for having the courage to speak out about something so personal and intimate to help others.

    Peep her interview below:

    Another YBF celeb opening about her infertility struggles...

    Erica Campbell opened up for the very first time about the time she suffered a miscarriage. On this week's episode of "We're The Campbells," the Mary Mary singer said she and her husband Warryn Campbell were trying to have a boy. She was super excited about it.

    Erica later found out it was a tubal pregnancy and eventually, she lost the baby. She said she never talked to anyone about it. She just dealt with it.

    "There are so many feelings that go along with having a miscarriage and it's not always easy to explain. But, I do think women should talk about it more because once a mom finds out she's having a baby, you fall in love with that baby before you even see it. And that's the hardest part. The process of falling out of love."

    So heartbreaking. Peep the emotional clip above.

    In another clip...

    The gospel singer also opened up about another touching subject.

    Erica reflected on a dark time in her past during a candid conversation with her husband. She revealed that when she was 12, she tried to commit suicide. She said something was telling her to slice her wrist, but she didn't do it. Warryn said he has known his wife for over 20 years and he didn't know that. She said she never told anyone about it.

    However, she said she thanks God there was prayer in her home that kept her from ultimately taking her own life. Peep the clip above.

    Check out new episodes of "We're The Campbells" Tuesdays at 8/7c on TV One.

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    Ciara, Russell Wilson, Draya and Orlando Scandrick brought #BlackLove on the red carpet at the 2018 ESPY Awards. "Level up" with the couples, plus tons others who hit the carpet inside...

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    Fresh from releasing her new dance track "Level Up," Ciara joined her NFL husband Russell Wilson on the red carpet at the 2018 ESPY Awards at the Microsoft Theater in L.A. to honor the top athletes in their sport.

    CiCi stunned in a yellow high-slit TONI MATICEVSKI gown that hugged her curves paired with sparkly Christian Louboutin sandals. The sexy dress with an exaggerated shoulder showed off her killer legs that we're jealous of. Chick is FIT and FAB.

    Meanwhile, the Seahaws quarterback kept it dapper in all black with a navy blue blazer. He rolled the sleeves up on the blazer to give it some edge and paired his look with his own shoes, Nike Dangeruss Wilson 1.

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    Russ stays giving her that look.  Y'all know the one...

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    HOT.

    On the carpet, Russ praised Ciara for getting back to her music and CiCi explained why she chose to release "Level Up." The married couple, who recently celebrated their 2nd year anniversary, also gushed about their baby girl Sienna Wilson.

    Check it:

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    On the carpet, Russ praised Ciara for getting back to her music and CiCi explained why she chose to release "Level Up." The married couple, who recently celebrated their 2nd year anniversary, also gushed about their baby girl Sienne Wilson. As you can see, these two like playing up on their fashions. Orlando rocked a floral blue and white outfit while Draya kept it simple in a purple silk Nili Lotan dress accessorized with gold trimmed glasses.

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    Draya and Orlando got engaged in June 2015. We can't until they make it down the aisle.

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    Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman debuted Virigl Abloh's first Louis Vuitton designs on the carpet. And it was a good look. The Marshall actor hit the carpet in an all white ensemble from Virgil Abloh’s inaugural spring 2019 collection for Louis Vuitton. As you know, Virgil made history as the first black menswear artistic director for the French luxury brand.

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    No, New York Giants baller Odell Beckham Jr. is not wearing leggings. He just upped his tattoo game apparently.  Sheesh.

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    This guy.

    They don't call him Swaggy P for nothing! Golden State Warriors champion Nick Young served up an interesting look in a printed top and metallic crop pants designed by Prada. Are we feelin' it?

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    Retired boxer Laila Ali and her hubby/former NFL wide receiver Curtis Conway were also on their coupledom steez.

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    Can't go wrong with an LBD.

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    Speaking of boxers, legend Sugar Ray Leonard was in the mix. In 1997, Sugar Ray retired from boxing for good, finishing his pro boxing career with a 36-3-1 record and 25 knockouts. Later that year, he was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

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    "Grown-ish"/Superfly actor Trevor Jackson made his way to the carpet. He just recently released a new track titled "Right Now." Yep, he's cute and can sing.

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    Former NFL star Terrell Owens is making headlines after he decided to boycott the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Apparently since he wasn't voted on in the first ballot, he's going to have his own ceremony at UT Chattanooga rather than in Ohio with the rest of his class. Lordt.

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    Twin battle! Who rocked it better? Shaquem Griffin or Shaquill Griffin ?

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    NFL baller Chris Johnson was on daddy duty with his cute kiddies.

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    Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad looked beautiful as she made her way down the carpet.

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    Hmmm...this outfit. NBA player JaVale McGee made sure folks saw him when he rolled up to the awards ceremony.

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    WNBA star Candace Parker served up side abs in a purple cutout dress.

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    Tennis superstar Sloane Stephens kept it red hot on the carpet before copping the Female Tennis Player Of The Year!

     

    Wow #espys all for me?? So honored to win Best Female Tennis Player Of The Year tonight!

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    Well deserved.

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    ESPN anchor Sage Steele struck a pose before heading inside.

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    U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Israel Del Toro Jr., who received the Pat Tillman Award for Service at the ESPYS last year, hit the carpet with a guest.

    Meanwhile, Shiggy, who helped Drake's "In My Feelings" reach No. 1 on the charts with his viral craze, turned up on the red carpet:

     

    @theshiggyshow shut down the red carpet

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    Inside...

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    The Wilsons hit the stage to present before taking their seats next to Chadwick:

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    Odell and T.O. were also tapped to present.

    And this happened:

     

     

    Shiggy hilariously kicks Russell Wilson out of photo with Ciara. Peep it above.

    Also..

     

     

    100+ women victimized by Larry Nassar (the gymnastics pedophile doctor) walked out on stage and received the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage. Peep their powerful stand against sexual assault above.

    While there were several after parties after the show, Laila Ali decided to do something better.

    She got in the kitchen to fix her man something to eat after the show:

     

    ESPYS were fun! What after party? Please, I’m back home in my kitchen

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    Ha!

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    Fun times.

    Photos: Getty/Startraks/Splash/ESPN Images/Odell's IG/Sloane's IG/Laila's IG


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    Everybody in the world except for Angela Simmons seems to know Romeo Miller has a crush on her.  She continues her intentional obtuseness on tonight's episode of "Growing Up Hip Hop" and we've got an exclusive sneak peek....

    Angela Simmons is clearly in denial about Romeo. Or, is she simply acting clueless about his feelings for her the same way she acts clueless about how thirst trap-ish her workout photos are.

    On tonight's episode of "Growing Up Hip Hop", Angela gets grilled by her siblings as they talk about marriage...and how Ange's camping date with Romeo and Master P went.  She claims he doesn't like her like that, but um, hasn't he already professed his love for her?

    This chick.

    Also, JoJo Simmons reveals he's ready to start looking at engagement rings for his baby's mother.

    Check it.

     

    "GUHH" airs Thursdays at 9pET on WeTV.


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    The premiere for Denzel Washington's Equalizer 2 looked like a black Hollywood reunion of sorts. Go inside to see red carpet flicks of Denzel mixing and mingling with fans, plus shots of Larenz Tate, Michael Ealy, Ludacris, Tichina Arnold and more inside....

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    Black Hollywood came out to catch the premiere of Denzel Washington's Equalizer 2 thriller, which he stars in and produces. The premiere was held at the Chinese Theatre and several of our faves were in the mix.

    The 63-year-old actor is gearing up to take over the box office once again in his first ever sequel. Can you believe this is the first time the Oscar winner has starred in a sequel? He'll reprise his role as Robert McCall, the Lyft driver who rights wrongs for people that can't.

    Before we see him kick some a** in the flick, Denzel hit the carpet at the premiere with his co-star Ashton Sanders and the film's director Antoine Fuqua.

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    The veteran actor also got up close and personal with fans and one lady looked like she couldn't take it: 

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    Ha!

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    Retired NBA baller Karrem Abdul-Jabbar came out to catch the film.

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    Oh, heeeeey Wesley Snipes! He came out to show support.

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    Hotties Michael Ealy, Ludacris and Larenz Tate posted up on the carpet before checking out the film.

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    Engaged coupleDerek Fisher and Gloria Govan took time from planning their nuptials to bring their love on the carpet.

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    These two! Tichina Arnold and NBA baller Dwight Howard were cutting up on the carpet.

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    When a baller hits the carpet in "regular" clothes...

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    LL Cool J and his wife Simone Smith, who celebrate their 23rd anniversary next month, served up coupledom vibes on the carpet.

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    Magic Johnson's wife Cookie Johnson lit up the carpet in a coral ensemble.

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    “The Parkers” alum Porscha Coleman showed off her curves in a striped mini bodycon dress.

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    Boxer Deontay Wilder and "WAGS Atlanta" star Telli Swift came out to see the film.

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    TV personality Aisha Tyler and actress Gina Torress were also in the mix.

    After the premiere...

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    Celebs, including Boris Kodjoe, Adina Porter, Garcelle Beauvais, Aisha Tyler, Loretta Devine and Tichina Arnold hit up the after party for the premiere at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.

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    Fun times.

     

     

    Equalizer 2 hits theaters tomorrow!

    At another event...

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    Lovebirds Orlando Scandrick and Draya Michele hit up ESPN's HEROES At THE ESPYS official pre-party held at City Market Social House before hitting the carpet at the 2018 ESPY Awards.

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    Fab!

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    "Bachelorette" star Rachel Lindsay served up colorful floral vibes for the pre-ESPY activities.  *twiddles thumbs as we wait for this alleged wedding*

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    ESPN’s "The Undefeated" correspondent Jemele Hill kept it extra comfortable for the party.

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