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Issa Rae is becoming a living legend in these Black Hollywood party streets, and we're here for it. Go inside her bomb & (un)bougie pre-Emmys yacht party, and her link-up with Lyft Bae in real life.
If we were having trouble establishing new life goals, Queen Issa just answered our prayers for help.
Our new goal is to live our absolute best lives at one of her Hollywood parties, like her yacht party this weekend that went viral. But first, she got dolled up to perfection for the Audi pre-Emmy celebration at the La Peer Hotel in West Hollywood on Friday.
Issa and her new "Insecure" co-star Kendrick Sampson (Lyft Bae)are cute AF in real life too! Ugh! We know, we know. They're not a real life couple. But damn, we wouldn't be mad at any of it. The twosome paused their sexy on-screen Ferris wheel antics long enough to hit up the real life event and snap pics together.
Kendrick flossed on the carpet.
While Issa kept it cute in a two piece printed look. She posed it up with "American Horror Story" star Adina Porter and Samira Wiley too:
Actress Ashley Madekwe was there sparkling and looking cute.
And "Westworld" star Thandie Newton showed up in a floral brocade suit that we're officially obsessed with.
Yesterday, Issa got rid of the hangover she HAD to have had and looked gorge at the Glamour x Tory Burch Women To Watch Lunch.
As for the yacht party we're talking about on Saturday....
Chick collected the black folks she's rooting for, and their shirts, and became the yacht party queen we always knew she would be:
— Melanin Squads (@Melanin_Squad) September 16, 2018
We see she made sure to snatch off Lyft Bae's shirt. You're doing amazing sweetie. Bless you.
The party was for black Emmy nominees and whoever else Issa felt like inviting. And from the looks of things, it was everything.
Ish we discovered in the 11 mins of footage from various lucky party goers:
Tracee Ellis Ross& Issa together - carefree and sisterly - are Goals. Tiffany Haddish might have gotten pregnant at that 10:14 min. mark. Amanda Seales gave us twerk action in a whole sweatsuit...on a boat. And it was still hot. Lil Rel is who we want to be at every party in life. Jidenna and Nathan could get it every day, all day, even when the "leave me alone" bonnet is on.
Kevin Hart has been heavy on the promo trail for his upcoming comedy Night School. Peep pics from his HBCU tour with producer Will Packer, plus deets on the comedian taking over late night television inside...
Kevin Hart STAYS booked and busy! However, he always makes time for things that are important to him.
While touring on his Irresponsible Tour, Kevin Hart has been hitting up colleges (mainly HBCUs) and high schools with Night School producer Will Packer to offer up some inspirational words about following your dreams. He could be sleeping all day in between his shows, but, NOPE! He's giving back.
The stand up comedian made a surprise visit at Howard University in Washington D.C. to chat with the students.
Not only did he sit on a panel to speak, he also snapped a few selfies with the excited HU students.
Continuing his HBCU Tour...
The Ride Along actor made his way to several HBCUs in Atlanta, including Morehouse College, Spelman College and Clark Atlanta University for a special REAL Talk event.
Kevin and Will also made a surprise visit to a packed auditorium of more than 400 students at Langston Hughes High School in Atlanta. When the actor and producer popped up on stage, students and teachers alike went wild.
It was standing room only as Kevin and Will took the stage where they encouraged students to keep striving for their goals. Similar to a "Ted Talk" vibe, Kevin and Will shared tidbits such as, "Groom yourself for success," and "Regardless of who is in the White House, as black people we must stand up and support each other. If we do that, we are unstoppable."
After getting some great advice on school and life from the two powerhouses, the crowd was even more excited to find out their school was receiving a gift on behalf of the film. Thanks to Kevin Hart’s additional contribution, a donation of $2,500 turned into $12,500, bringing tears to the principal’s eyes. Aww!
Office Depot also donated six pallets of classroom supplies and furniture. Nice!
Peep the video below of Kevin's HBCU tour:
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The promo grind continues....popping up at these High schools & Colleges have been absolutely amazing. Talking to these kids about life and being authentic & honest about the ups & downs that we all go thru is what the next generation needs to know about & understand. The response that they have giving me makes it all worth it!!!! #NightSchool #HittingTheatersSept28th
At a screening...
Kevin and Will also hosted a Night School screening in Atlanta where several celebs came out to show support, including former "RHOA" star Sheree Whitfiled, "Cosby" alum Keshia Knight Pulliam, Keshia's ex/V103 radio host Big Tigger, "New Edition Story" actor/singer Luke James, "RHOA" star/new mom Shamea Morton, radio personality Gary With The Tea, HGTV's Egypt Sherrod (who is pregnant), "Braxton Family Values" star Trina Braxton and her new man, the "Sister Circle" co-hosts - Rashan Ali, Syleena Johsnon, and Quad Webb-Lunceford, "STAR" actor Quincy Brown and comedian/"Wild 'N Out" star DC Young Fly:
This outfit tho....
Post-baby bod looking good!
Baby bump beauty!
We see you glowing, Trina.
Night School hits theaters September 28th.
Before the new movie hits theaters, Kevin Hart will be taking over late night television. The comedian is set to be the latest co-host for “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on Wednesday, September 19th. Will you be tuning in?
Photos: Universal Pictures/Getty
Nominee Issa Rae and her "Insecure" co-star Yvonne Orji are killing it at the 2018 EMMY Awards. Get into their looks inside...
Last year she was rooting for "everybody black." This year, she copped a nomination of her own in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series category for her role on the hit HBO series, "Insecure."
After throwing the blackest & most LIT Hollywood pre-EMMY party ever, the "Insecure" creator got all cleaned up to attend the 70th annual Primetime Emmy Awards held inside the Microsoft Theater in L.A.
Sparkling down the carpet, Issa rocked a custom baby blue Vera Wang jumpsuit with a train that featured 3000 crystals. It took over 100 hours to make ahead of her big night. On the carpet, Issa said the EMMY nomination was not just for her, it's a nomination for the show. Such a class act. #Boss
On the carpet, she showed support for former NFL quarterback-turned-activist Colin Kaepernick:
Issa Rae is "extremely proud" of Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7): "This man put everything on the line to speak up about something that he feels passionately about" #Emmyshttps://t.co/QILf2nBd4bpic.twitter.com/evAyRQsQCI
— Variety (@Variety) September 17, 2018
Here's a peek at Issa getting ready below:
As for her co-star...
Yvonne Orji looked radiant in a Georges Chakra Fall 2017 Couture dress that enhanced all her curves. She accessorized her gorgeous look with Hearts On Fire Jewelry. Freaking GORGE!
Good luck Issa!
Celebs making statements! Jenifer Lewis made the biggest red carpet statement of the night in head-to-toe Nike on the red carpet at the EMMY Awards. Meanwhile, "Lyft Bae Nathan" Kendrick Sampson is extra woke when it comes to health relationships. More inside...
Jenifer Lewis said she wanted to do something meaningful when she hit the carpet for the 70th annual Primetime Emmy Awards. And that's exactly what she did.
The "black-ish" actress rolled up on the carpet in head-to-toe NIKE to show support of former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick and his protest against racial injustice and police brutality.
During an interview on the carpet, the veteran actress revealed she came up with her ensemble while she was swimming recently.
"I'll wear NIKE. I'll wear NIKE to say thank you, thank you for leading the resistance," she explained. "We need more of coroporate America to stand up also. These aren't dark times, these are awakening times. And we all have to wake up."
She continued, "Thank you, Colin. Thank you for all that you do. Thank you for being brave. Thank you for being couragous. Thank you for taking a knee."
Peep the clip below:
Jenifer Lewis: "I am wearing Nike to applaud them for supporting Colin Kaepernick and his protest against racial injustice and police brutality" #Emmyshttps://t.co/DApUrVDBlupic.twitter.com/xuq0y1vJ5L
— Variety (@Variety) September 17, 2018
Colin's girlfriend/HOT 97 radio personality Nessa showed love to Jenifer and Colin retweeted:
I love you her soooo much https://t.co/sfVT3ariDh
— NESSA (@nessnitty) September 17, 2018
Thank YOU Jenifer using your platform to raise awareness.
Speaking of celebs speaking out...
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READ to the end: 2 Questions & an ACTION at the end: 1) Where the **** is Nathan?!?! #insecureHBO I love my character Nathan, but my biggest pet peeve is no communication. Drives me up the wall. Bad communication is high on my list but NO communication is at the top, right under authority abuse. SAY SOMETHIN’ Still... he might actually be in trouble so... or maybe he’s a scammer Who knows?? 2) Men, how can we do better for our women.? We can def start with how we talk about them when they are not around. I realized on a deeper level this weekend from life and also in this last episode. 1) We can’t call them queens to their face and bitches & hos behind their backs. Even when we’re joking around... and just callin them queens ain’t cutting it. 2) We need to retrain ourselves to know that expressing vulnerability and emotion is not a weakness. We need to go out of our way to lift them up in the same way they do for us. Women of color hold up the community (that has to do heavily with white supremacy in law enforcement & in society intentionally targeting men of color, but it’s exacerbated/worsened by toxic masculinity in our community) We need to do better in our music/media and most of all in our conversations when women aren’t around... Let’s talk about it in the comments. I’m gonna do a live around it later this week. But for now... let challenge ourselves to be better in this area every day, let’s start TODAY with every man (everyone but particularly men) who reads this calling their senator to demand an end to this nomination to Supreme Court #StopKavanaugh
"Insecure" star Kendrick Sampson AKA "Lyft Bae Nathan" isn't anything like his character on the hit HBO series. In fact, he's the total opposite and he clearly knows what it takes to be in a successful relationship. He's talking communication, praising black women as queens, and how it takes a REAL man to show his vulnerable side. Ugh. We MIGHT be in love.
Get into his lesson on love and more above.
Here's how your faves hit the carpet for the 2018 EMMY Awards inside...
And the Best Dressed Couple on the EMMY Awards carpet goes to....
Sterling K. Brown and his wife Ryan Michelle Bathe!
This is how a couple STUNTS on the carpet. The two-time EMMY nominated actor and his wife, who both star on "This Is Us", shut ish down with their coupledom vibes at the 70th annual Primetime EMMY Awards. And they are, indeed....GOALS!
The "This Is Us" actor rocked a classic black tux as he accompanied his gorgeous wife who flexed in a cream colored Melissa Masse gown that featured a three dimensional flower accent on her shoulder.
When "Atlanta" star Brian Tyree Henry, who was nominated for the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series award, hit the carpet, he took the chance to relive his 10-year friendship with Sterling. Brian and Sterling - who both studied under the same acting teacher at New York University - met while co-starring in a stage production titled "Wig Out!"
Watch Brian reminisce below:
Brian Tyree Henry and Sterling K. Brown have so much love for one another. We love black men supporting black men. Also, shout-out to the Tarell Alvin McCraney mention! #Emmyspic.twitter.com/fiqaNZ4A1D
— Michael Blackmon (@blackmon) September 17, 2018
Black boy joy!
"Atlanta" star Zazie Beetz, who was in the running for the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series award, WOWED in a Ralph Lauren gown and jewels for the big night. By the way, she's gearing up to star in a horror film opposite Chance The Rapper titled, Slice.
Thandie Newton, who hit the carpet in a pink Brandon Maxwell gown, totally stole the night when she won Outstanding Supporting Actress In a Drama for her "Westworld" role. She was nominated for an EMMY last year and copped one this year. During her acceptance speech, she revealed she didn't believe in God, but she wanted to thank "HER" then she dropped the F-bomb! Lordt.
And here's her reaction whens he heard her name called:
— GIPHY (@GIPHY) September 18, 2018
Mom and EGOT Dad looked GOODT!
Chrissy Teign showed off her post-baby bod in a sparkly Zuhair Murad gown accessorized with Lorraine Schwartz jewels. The newly minted EGOT John Legend kept it dapper in a Gucci suit.
Get Out/"Insecure" star Lil Rel Howery was all smiles on the carpet after the premiere of his brand new FOX series, "Rel," a show loosely based on his life. "Rel" debuted as the No. 1 scripted series of the week when it debuted on September 9th. Nice!
"The Last O.G." star Tracy Morgan hit the carpet before taking the stage to present.
"black-ish"/"Grown-ish" star Yara Shahidi was a vision in a coral Gucci gown and Forevermark jewels. Season 2 of "Grown-ish" premieres January 2019.
"black-ish" actress Marsai Martin looked gorge in a Viktor & Rolf ombre ruffled tea length dress.
Marsai's "black-ish" co-star/on-screen brother Miles Brown was the absolute cutest and her on-screen big brother Marcus Scribner looked sharp in his blue tux.
"black-ish" dad Anthony Anderson hit the carpet with his wife Alvina Stewart before heading inside. This is the fourth consecutive year he has been nominated for an EMMY, but unfortunately he didn't bring a gold trophy home. Sucks.
Meanwhile, we're not sure what "black-ish" star Deon Cole had going on with this printed suit. Actually, we do. He had a whole lot going on. Ha!
A new season of "black-ish" premieres Tuesday, October 16th at 9/8c on ABC.
Fresh! "Stranger Things"/"New Edition Story" star Caleb McLaughlin kept it dapper in an all white Louis Vuitton suit.
More coupledom vibes served fresh by "The Mindy Project" actress Xosha Roquemore and "Atlanta" star Lakeith Stanfield.
Obsessed with this hair!
"SNL" star Leslie Jones popped up on the carpet an iridescent pantsuit custom designed by Christian Siriano. She was nominated for Oustanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy.
Black Panther star Letitia Wright, who just copped her UK driver's license, rolled up on the carpet in an embellished Pamella Roland tiered dress.
"SNL" comedian Kenan Thompson was all smiles on the carpet before presenting.
"black-ish" creator Kenya Barris and his wife Dr. Rainbow Edwards-Barris were all laughs as they made their way down the carpet. We can't wait to see what Kenya creates for Netflix after leaving ABC for the streaming platform.
"The Daily Show" host Trevor Noah was in attendance for the EMMY fun as he was nominated for Outstanding Short Form Variety Series.
Show off then, Rocsi Diaz! The TV personality strutted her stuff in a dramatic Walter Collection gown before conducting celeb i
"TODAY" show co-anchor Hoda Kotb served subtle glam in a blush halter-neck gown that worked.
"EXTRA" correspondent Tanika Ray def made the best dressed list in this one-shouldered Tarik Ediz number.
"American Horror Story" actress Adina Porter, who was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie, posed it up in this yellow number. We feelin' it?
Oh, Tituss Burgess! No words.
Werk, Maya Rudolph! The "SNL" comedian kept it simple, but it worked. She did some segments during the show alongside her former "SNL" co-stars and current Emmys hosts Michael Che and Colin Jost.
Regina King, RuPaul and Thandie Newton won EMMY Awards last night. Celebrate with the YBFers inside...
Third time's a charm!
Regina King just was crowned for the THIRD time after taking home yet another gold trophy during the 70th annual Primetime Emmy Awards. The "Seven Seconds" star, who flexed in a lime green Christian Siriano gown, won lead actress in a limited series or movie! She killed her role as grieving mother Latrice Butler in the Netflix imited series. Unfortunately, the show was canceled after its first season.
The super talented tv queen (both in front of and behind the camera) won Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Television Movie in 2015& 2016 for her work on "American Crime." Now, she's a THREE-time EMMY winner.
The 47-year-old actress was totally surprised when her name was called, struggling to find words that expressed how she was feeling inside.
“I wasn’t really expecting this but I am so grateful, TV Academy,” she said. "I didn't have nothing to say 'cause I wasn't really expecting this, but I am so grateful."
The Hollywood vet thanked Netflix “for creating an opportunity to tell a story, hold a mirror up to what’s going on today.” She concluded by thanking her mom and Jesus.
Peep her acceptance speech below:
TV Host RuPaul and his show made EMMY history last night.
"RuPaul's Drag Race" won Outstanding Reality-Competition Series, making it the first time a show won in that category and Best Reality Host in the same year. Last week, RuPaul won his third consecutive award for Outstanding Host at the Creative Arts Emmys.
“Thank you so much!” the 57-year-old said to the audience. “This is so lovely. To the Academy, this is so lovely; we are so happy to present this show. I would like to thank, on behalf of the 140 drag queens we have released into the wild."
"If you can't love yourself, how in the hell are you gonna love somebody else?," he concluded.
Peep his acceptance speech below:
Also copping an award...
Thandie Newton, who hit the carpet in a pink Brandon Maxwell gown, won Outstanding Supporting Actress In a Drama for her "Westworld" role. She was nominated for her first EMMY last year and this year she copped one!
During her acceptance speech, she revealed she didn't believe in God, but she wanted to thank "HER" before dropping the F-bomb! Lordt.
“I don’t believe in God, but I’m going to thank her tonight," she began her acceptance speech.
“I am so f*cking blessed to work with the people I have gotten to work with," she said."The cast and crew of — I can’t believe I’m here — the cast and crew of Westworld, I love you all so much.” Lordt.
Watch her emotional speech below:
The Reparation Emmys skit was the highlight of the evening and had us laughing out loud...literally. Get your laugh on above.
Creepy "Atlanta" character Teddy Perkins made a surprise appearance at the 2018 EMMYs. But, who was behind it? More inside...
If Donald & LaKeith we’re both at the Emmy’s, who tf went as Teddy Perkins pic.twitter.com/cBFfdRxNMu
— A Boogie (@MetroBoolinn__) September 18, 2018
If you've watched the last season of "Atlanta" then you know who Teddy Perkins is. He's the creepy whiteface character played by "Atlanta" star/creator Donald Glover in Season 2 of the hit FX series. The episode Teddy starred in quickly became one of the most celebrated episodes in the show's history and the episode was nominated for an EMMY.
It didn't take long to see the Michael Jackson comparisons in appearance and MJ's lifestyle once Teddy began talking. We can't lie, we were creeped out. Well, Teddy Perkins bought his creepy behind to the 70th annual EMMY Awards at the Microsoft Theater last night. And everyone's talking about it.
The thing is, folks were confused on whether it was Donald Glover dressed up or, perhaps his "Atlanta" co-star Lakeith Stanfield. Turns out, it was neither of them! See the Teddy character snap it up with Donald, Brian Tyree Henry and Lakeith above. We're still not sure who the fake Teddy Perkins is, but there are rumors that "SNL" comedian Jay Pharoah dressed up as Teddy:
Jay Pharoah is Teddy Perkins #TheEmmys
— Penny Lane (@rfrankie12) September 18, 2018
Entertainment Tonight is reporting that it was @JayPharoah in the Perkins get up, especially after Glover, Henry and Stanfield were all partying with “Perkins” after the ceremony. pic.twitter.com/jcogPWhAoD
— Charles Bright (@charlesbright) September 18, 2018
folks are saying it was Jay Pharoah
— loryn wilson carter (@ElleWCarter) September 18, 2018
We noticed Jay retweeted pics and videos of Teddy on his Twitter timeline, so it's possible.
Donald was nominated in the Lead Actor in a Comedy Series category, but unfortunately lost to Bill Hader. When Bill went up to accept his award, Teddy was the first to congratulate him before he made it up on stage:
— Matt Wilstein (@mattwilstein) September 18, 2018
Then, he went viral.
Here are a few more flicks of Teddy making his EMMY rounds:
— Complex Pop Culture (@ComplexPop) September 18, 2018
SPOILER ALERT: If you haven't seen the Teddy Perkins episode and still want to watch, stop reading now. For the rest of you, peep the clips of creepy Teddy below:
Kanye West has a lot of things cooking up. Catch up with everything coming down the pipeline for the Chi-town native inside...
Kanye West is gearing up for a busy couple of months with a few projects set to be released in the near future.
First, the Chi-town native revealed he's moving BACK to Chicago. Yeezy popped up at the Open Mike (no typo) event for highschoolers held at Harold Washington Library in his hometown where he made the announcement he was coming back home.
"I'm moving back to Chicago and I'm never leaving again," 'Ye said before everyone in the auditorium erupted in cheers.
— Dreezy (@dreezydreezy) September 18, 2018
According to TMZ, Kanye and his wife Kim Kardashian West have already found a home in Chicago and that the home is allegedly where he wants to establish his permanent residence with their three kids, North, Saint and Chicago West. Hmph. We doubt Kim was thrilled about the move. While they're supposedly moving to the Windy City, the Wests are still going to keep all of their L.A. properties.
They have several properties in L.A., which include the house they had built and 300 acres that 'Ye is developing.
It's reported he'll be moving his Yeezy Offices from Calabasas to Chicago. The site reports:
It's a little confusing, but we're told Kanye views it this way ... that he will have a home base in Chicago, but apparently he believes he can have more than one home base.
You'll recall ... Kanye launched Donda's House -- named after his mom -- in Chicago in 2013. It's a place for artists to develop their skills and collab with others.
Kanye will be collaborating with his Chi-town homie Chance The Rapper on a new joint album titled, Good Ass Job.
"Me and Chance working on a new album. It's called 'Good Ass Job'," he said before the highschoolers LOST it.
Peep the announcement above.
13 years ago Kanye West promised that his College Dropout album series would end with #GoodAssJob. It was supposed to be the follow-up to “Graduation.” Instead we got “Dark Twisted Fantasy.” Chance The Rapper said he would pick up the baton in 2016
— Brandon Pope TV (@BpopeTV) September 18, 2018
Speaking of new music...
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) September 18, 2018
The Grammy award winner hopped on Twitter to tease a new album titled Yandhi, set to drop September 29th. We hear it's supposed to be a follow up to his YEEZUS album. ("Yandhi," Ye + Gandhi “Yeezus,” Ye + Jesus). The album cover also looks similar to his 2013 YEEZUS cover.
On the same day...
— Saturday Night Live - SNL (@nbcsnl) September 17, 2018
To coincide with his album, 'Ye will be returning to "Saturday Night Live" for a live performance to kick off the show's 44th season on September 29th. Star Wars actor Adam Driver has been tapped to host.
Kanye has performed on "SNL" seven times and his most recent performance was in 2016 when Melissa McCarthy hosted. After "SNL" announced 'Ye would be performing, Kanye hopped on Twitter to alter the announcement, removing his name and putting the name of his new album Yandhi:
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) September 17, 2018
Looks like he'll be performing his new material.
throne2 coming soon
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) September 8, 2018
Previously, 'Ye teased that Watch The Throne 2 was coming down the pipeline as well. No word if Jay Z will be on the alleged album, yet.
Are we here for the Kanye takeover?
What beef? Katt Williams and Tiffany Haddish linked up backstage at the 2018 EMMY Awards after Katt dogged her out in a previous interview. Watch the clip of his semi-apology and find out what Tiff had to say about it all inside...
So, there isn't any beef afterall, at least, that's what Katt Williams and Tiffany Haddish are saying.
Backstage at the 2018 EMMY Awards, Katt and Tiff seemingly "made up" after Katt dissed the Girls Trip comedian in a recent radio interview. He dragged Tiff, accusing her of not putting in the "work" to be considered a real comedian. He also named other female comedians who have put in more work than Tiffany, yet has not found the same success.
The Night School actress caught wind of Katt's interview and she responded with love. She tweeted back, "It’s official I made it!@KattPackAllDay talked about me and didn’t have his facts right! #Iwin #sheready I look forward to seeing you on Monday Katt, when we pick up our Emmys. I just want to shower you with REAL Love cause you need it, and I Love you"
And that's exactly what she did. Both Katt and Tiffany won Creative Arts EMMY Awards, so they both were there to pick up their golden trophies, celebrate, and...make up!
The comedians snapped it up in a few photos backstage, which Tiffany captioned, "#emmys2018 #success #winners"
After the show...
TMZ photogs caught up with Katt after the EMMYs and he claims he never had any beef with Tiffany.
"Tiffany and I never had any beef," he told the paps.
He then went on to say that fellow comedian Wanda Sykes lit into his butt in some form or fashion.
"I was really just sorry that I mentioned Wanda Sykes or Tiffany's name. I was in a conversation with a non-female comedian about female comedians, that was a no-no. I've been chastised enough by Wanda Sykes to see the error in my ways," he said.
We don't recall him mentioning Wanda Sykes' name in the radio interview, but maybe it was edited out. We wish we were a fly on the wall when Wanda set him straight.
Katt also cleared up the reports about V-103 radio personality Wanda Smith's husband pulling a gun out on him and chasing him down inside a corner store in Atlanta.
At the end of the clip, photogs caught up with Tiffany after the EMMYs as well where she confirmed "there was never a problem" between her and Katt. Peep the clip above.
TMZ photogs caught up with Tiffany again when she arrived at the airport where she explained (again) there was never any beef. As for the white man commentary, the EMMY winner said her lady parts "have no color lines." Check it above.
Nothing to see here folks.
V-103 radio personality Wanda Sykes spoke out to share her side of how everything went from 0 to 100 with Katt. The comedian roasted the radio host about her weight, her looks, her wig and her cooking skills. It was reported Wanda's husband LaMorris Sellers pulled a gun out on Katt, which he denied. Katt addressed the gun incident in the clip above with the photogs. If you missed the deets (which involve the Gwinnett County Police conducting an investigation), click HERE.
On the "Frank & Wanda In The Morning" show, Wanda said she was hurt and offended with the way Katt attacked her, especially after she "begged" him to come on the show. Katt wasn't at the radio station to do interviews, he was there to support his friend/comedian Red Grant, who was scheduled to do an interview. She said she didn't clap back at Katt like she wanted to out of respect for him. "The respect wouldn't let me do that. I did not want to talk to him that way," she explained. She said she was amazed at how something so negative reached so many people and went viral. Peep the discussion above.
After Wanda told her side of the story, comedian Red Grant hopped on social media and said she was lying:
Was Wanda playing victim or nah?
Photos: Tiffany's IG
Buffalo Bills player LeSean McCoy responds to his son's mother Stephanie Maisonet’s claims that he abuses their son. It's a mess! Deets inside...
LeSean McCoy's son's mother Stephanie Maisonet (above) is backing the claims that his ex-girlfriend Delicia Cordon made about him abusing the son he shares with her, LeSean McCoy Jr.
You'll recall, LeSean's ex-girlfriend Delicia Cordon filed a personal injury lawsuit against the Buffalo Bills running back and his former University of Pittsburgh teammate Tamarcus Porter last month in connection to a July 10th home invasion in which Delicia was beaten horribly and robbed of jewelry.
Delicia Cordon's best friend Mia hopped on Instagram to accuse the NFL running back of physically assaulting her friend. Not only that, she made claims LeSean not only beats up Delicia, but that he also is abusive to his son, his pets and even indulges in illegal drug use, i.e. steroids. See the BRUTAL photos HERE. These same allegations were included in Delicia's lawsuit against the NFLer.
Now, LeSean's son's mother is backing those claims that he abuses their 6-year-old-son. She filed an affidavit to accuse LeSean of child abuse. In the four-page filing in the State Court of Fulton County, she claims she contacted child protective services before the home invasion and that case "is still pending." That's when she decided to take things into her own hands. Stephanie took to Instagram to BLAST LeSean, showing pictures and videos of their son's bruises.
“Our son would often come home with bruises in which I would consistently receive outlandish excuses as to where the bruises would come from,” Stephanie said in the filing, which was obtained by USA TODAY Sports. “Our son would cry hysterically whenever he had to spend time with (LeSean) McCoy. Our son would cry even harder if he knew that Delica Cordon was not going to be present during (LeSean) McCoy’s parenting time.”
Peep the receipts she posted on social media below:
Swipe to see the video of their son's bruises below:
And here's the affidavit Stephanie filed:
Stephanie Maisonet, mother of LeSean McCoy’s 6 y/o son, filed an affidavit Tuesday supporting McCoy’s ex-girlfriend Delicia Cordon in her lawsuit against McCoy. Maisonet said she has pending case against McCoy in child services for “abusing our son” and attached photo of bruise. pic.twitter.com/CLU9kyprge
— Mike Rodak (@mikerodak) September 18, 2018
In the affidavit, she said she overheard LeSean on the phone say, "I need to get this b*tch out of my house." After the home invasion, Stephanie claims LeSean called her and asked her to publicly speak out to support his character and insinuate he wasn't behind the attack. If she coorporated, he'd fall back on their custody case and allow her to enroll their son in school in Miami.
She revealed she gave her Instagram password to LeSean's friend, Tamarcus Porter, to allow a positive message to be posted about the NFL star even though she knew it was false.
"I regret ever agreeing to help LeSean McCoy in this case ... I feel like I am sending our son to a monster every two weeks," she said.
Previously, LeSean denied having any involvement in the home invasion. And he's also denying he abused his son. He said the allegations made against him are “provably false, outrageously inaccurate and offensive” in a statement posted to Instagram.
The Bills said they were investigating the situation after Delicia filed her lawsuit.
Delicia made her first post last month since the alleged physical assault:
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You become your bravest self when you become a parent! You’re life becomes dedicated to molding them into decent human beings. Day by day you’re protecting them, putting their happiness, & well-being before your own! The love you have for your children is the most sincerest love possible! So when we send them off to the world, we have to prepare them for the reality. The reality that not everyone will like them, they will be judged, & ridiculed, they will get hurt along the way, & sometimes may feel like giving up. So I’ll teach them from my mistakes. Raise them to know they are braver than they believe, stronger than they seem, and smarter than they think. #BackToSchoolWeGo #YesIsaidWe #WhentheyareinSchool #ItsLikeIminSchoolToo
This is a WHOLE mess!
Photos: LeSean's IG/Stephanie's IG
Drake ain't going back & forth with these IG models. He's suing Layla Lace after she allegedly made false claims that she was pregnant - and raped - by the rapper. Deets inside...
Drake is upset! So, he's filing lawsuits.
It's being reported Drizzy pulled the trigger on a lawsuit against a woman who made up fake pregnancy claims and then spreading accusations of rape against him. He's suing for civil extortion, emotional distress, fraud, defamation, and abuse of process.
In the lawsuit (filed by celeb lawyer Larry Stein), it's said the OVO honcho and "IG model" Layla Lace - who def fits his type he loves to tell everyone is his type - met in Manchester, England during his Boy Meets World Tour last year. After a concert in February 2017, he said he had "consenual" sex with her in his hotel and that "Layla also voluntarily and seemingly happily performed oral sex..."
Apparently, Layla wasn't hip to what exactly was going down because it's reported she got upset when he sent her home rather than keeping her around on the tour. Oop!
In the lawsuit, Drake says Layla went ballistic when he sent her home rather than taking her on tour with him. The "Nice For What" rapper claims Layla created a "fantasy relationship" with him in her head and once he stopped having the "time or energy to respond," all hell broke loose.
That's when she started doing interviews claiming she was pregnant with his baby. She was demanding money from Drizzy for the alleged unborn baby. After her alleged extortion tactics didn't work, she went to the police to report the rapper had raped her in the hotel. She demanded more money to keep quiet about the rape, but that didn't work either. Police interviewed Drake and he was cleared.
TMZ breaks down the deets:
In April 2017, she posted on Instagram and for the first time claimed she was pregnant, saying, "So I guess still in this era this is the new thing that after you tell a dude you pregnant they stop answering they phone!!!" According to the lawsuit, she then threatened to publicly leak messages from Drake. She made good on her threat and went on SiriusXM and announced Drake got her pregnant.
The suit goes on to allege in May 2017, Layla hired a lawyer and demanded money for her alleged baby and threatened him with defamation because TMZ posted a story saying Drake had never even met her.
The suit claims Layla refused to take a paternity test and Layla and her lawyer went radio silent. Drake says the whole thing was a scam ... "There is no credible evidence of pregnancy, nor any baby, which would have been born last Fall."
According to the lawsuit, Layla switched tactics and went to authorities in New York and alleged Drake had raped her during their one-night stand. Drake says at that point Layla hired a new lawyer who demanded money or else they would make the rape complaint public.
According to the suit, the case was referred to Manchester police, who interviewed Drake and ultimately cleared him.
But, according to Drake ... it wasn't over. He says in the suit Layla then demanded millions of dollars in exchange for silence.
Drake is suing her for civil extortion, emotional distress, fraud, defamation, and abuse of process.
He's asking for unspecified damages.
Here's a clip from the interview she did claiming she was carrying Drizzy's baby:
Lordt. Wouldn't it be easier to just stop dealing with IG models/groupies and to be more selective about who gets the "D"... or is that too much to ask? We're sure they're some women out here about their own business who simply want the D and nothing else. Several women can do this smash & move life too, whether men are intimidated by it or not.
Photos: Drake's IG/Layla's IG
After the show, it's the afterparty! And the the post-EMMY scene was LIT! Flicks inside...
She's a QUEEN of THREE EMMY crowns!
Regina King brought her gold trophy along with her for the post-EMMY Awards fun at HBO's afterparty held at the Pacific Design Center. The "Seven Seconds" actress, who rocked a lime green Christian Siriano gown, pulled a three-peat during the awards after she won lead actress in a limited series or movie!
Another winner of the evening...
Thandie Newton, who flossed in a pink Brandon Maxwell gown, was also on the EMMY afterparty scene after copping her first award. She nabbed the Outstanding Supporting Actress In a Drama award for her "Westworld" role.
Aww! Congrats again to the ladies.
Well come the hell on through Jill Scott! Jilly from Philly may not have won an EMMY awards, but she damn sure took home the trophy for Slayage of the Night.
Watch the golden goddess hit the carpet below:
EMMY nominated actress/"Insecure"star/creator Issa Rae and her co-star Kendrick Sampson (aka Lyft Bae Nathan) made their way to the HBO party. The show airs on the network, so no surprise they were in attendance.
"Insecure" actress Amanda Seales rolled through the party in a gold Marc Jacobs mini dress paired with metallic gold Alexander McQueen heels. No baby bump in sight as she's only preggo on the show.
"Insecure" star/writer Natasha Rothwell joined her castmates for the fun.
"ANTM" coach Miss Jay was also in the mix.
The "Insecure" cast made their way from the HBO party to Samsung's "Culture Powered by Samsung Galaxy" party at Avenue in LA:
Singer Sevyn Streeter came out to party with the cast.
Rapper Wale was posted up after snapping flicks with his celeb friends.
EMMY winner (and nominee at this year's show) Sterling K. Brown and his wife Ryan Michelle Bathe were still up to their coupledom vibes and making us love them even more.
Jilly stopped by to show off.
EMMY winner Tiffany Haddish changed out of her custom rainbow Prabal Gurung gown into a blue wrap dress that was perfect for her to hit the dance floor. Y'all know Tiff likes to turn up at parties.
She snapped it up with "Orange Is The New Black" actress Dascha Polanco.
"black-ish" actor Anthony Anderson, who was nominated for an EMMY, was spotted in a VIP section with his wife Alvina Stewart.
Hey, Terrence J!
"New Edition Story" stars Algee Smith and Elijah Kelley stopped for a photo-op
"Empire" actress/singer Serayah and "Grown-ish" star Trevor Jackson were in the mix. It was a reunion of sorts as both actors starred in the Netflix film Burning Sands.
Comedian Dave Chapelle, who won an EMMY for Outstanding Variety Special, got the party lit from the DJ booth with DJ D-Nice and Jesse Williams.
DJ MOS also joined D-Nice and friends in the DJ booth.
At the Netflix party inside NeuHouse Hollywood...
After hashing things out with Tiffany Haddish and copping his EMMY award, Katt Williams made his rounds at the afterparty WITH his award.
Netflix Comedy King Dave Chappelle got on the mic to make a toast. His comedy specials were streamed on Netflix and received rave reviews.
The award winning comedian snapped it up with Netflix Vice President of Original Documentaries and Comedy Lisa Nishimura.
RuPaul brought his EMMY award along after making history. "RuPaul's Drag Race" won Outstanding Reality-Competition Series, making it the first time a show won in that category and Best Reality Host in the same year. Last week, RuPaul won his third consecutive award for Outstanding Host at the Creative Arts Emmys. Congrats!
"Atlanta" star/creator Donald Glover, who was nominated for four EMMYs, didn't hit the red carpet, but he made his way to the afterparty scene. No, that was not him dressed up as creepy Teddy Perkins, sitting on the front row. Find out who was though HERE.
"OITNB" Dascha Polanco also hit up the Netflix party.
Meanwhile, at the Governors Ball inside the Microsoft Theater...
Regina and Tiffany were all smiles with their golden trophies.
"black-ish" star Anthony Anderson, comedian Cedric The Entertainer (who was nominated for an EMMY in 2003) and "black-ish" star Laurence Fishburne (who has 10 EMMY nominations under his belt) were all...
By the way, "black-ish" returns for a new season October 16th at 9/8c on ABC.
Just in time for the upcoming season of "Real Housewives of Atlanta," Porsha Williams finally confirms that she's pregnant! Deets inside...
If Kenya Mooredoes return to this upcoming season of "RHOA," she won't be the only one sporting a baby bump. Her arch nemesis has big pregnancy news as well! "RHOA" star and Dish Nation co-host Porsha Williams previously shot down rumors that she and her new bae Dennis McKinley were expecting....but now the truth is out. The 37-year-old is pregnant, and dishing about it all.
She's got new pics showing off her baby bump, and she looks happy as pie. As she should be since she's been quite vocal about wanting a baby for a while now. The reality star got her wish, 6 years after a miscarriage.
Porsha dished to People magazine about why her extreme happiness was met with fear when she first found out she was pregnant:
“When I found out I was pregnant, I was excited [but] I had mixed feelings. The other feeling that I had beside excitement was fear,” the Real Housewives of Atlanta star, who suffered a miscarriage six years ago, reveals to PEOPLE in an interview for the newest issue, out Friday.
“I’ve had a miscarriage before in my past, which I’ve also been open about because I suffer with fibroids and had to have a myomectomy,” continues Williams, 37. “So just the fear of, ‘Is the baby going to be okay? Will I make it full term?’ All those questions that you ask if you’ve had a miscarriage before.”
Understandable. Folks have been buzzing that she's with child when suspicious pics of her and her new boyfriend were posted to her Instagram account about a month ago, showing what looked like a small baby bump.
When folks pointed it out and unconfirmed rumors on various outlets said they indeed got word that she is pregnant, Porsha hinted in the comments section that it wasn't true. Sounds like she was trying her best to throw everyone off. That hardcore partying on a recent "RHOA" girls' trip to Tokyo also helped folks believe she wasn't pregnant.
The hot auntie (to her little sister Lauren's baby girl) said she can finally see herself as "mommy" after that first doctor appointment:
“Going into the first appointment and being able to see baby and hear baby and know that baby is fine, then I can really wrap my mind around actually becoming a mommy.”
As for names, she and Dennis don't yet know the sex of the baby, but they've def ruled out some names for both genders:
“One of the names that we got rid of that he liked was Napoleon. [I was like], ‘I don’t know about that one for a boy!’ ” she tells PEOPLE. “One of the names that he has absolutely settled on — I’m not settled on it yet — is PJ. PJ stands for Porsha Jr. He wants to name our daughter Porsha Jr.”
“I’m not really sure because I think she’s going to be mad, like, ‘Really, Mom?’ And then I’m going to have to try to explain it and he’s probably going to deny that it was all his idea.”
She also says Dennis, an Atlanta businessman, shed more tears than her ever since they learned they were becoming parents:
“The thought of me getting that blessing after praying for it for so long and getting that blessing with someone who is just as excited as me — it’s Dennis’ first child, just like me — and it’s something we’ve both always wanted … It’s like a dream come true.”
“I believe he’s probably shed more tears during the process than me,” Williams tells PEOPLE of McKinley, whom she has known for years but only began dating this past year. “It’s just the sweetest moment of my life right now.”
The twosome are also working on being a good couple with a strong foundation. What she's not talking about, though, is marriage. She's been there, done that.
“The pregnancy came from the left, but it definitely has brought us closer together because you realize when it sets in that you are actually bringing a life to this world, that you have become family overnight. So now a lot of the things that we had talked about are a reality, and we work really hard at wanting to be a good couple and build a strong foundation for our new family that we’re going to have. ”
Sounds like the divorcé turned independent woman is living all her dreams right now.
Congrats to the couple!
Photos: Kendrick Rahmings
Plies allegedly tried to get away with packing a Glock in his carry-on bag at the airport today, and it landed him in the county jail! Deets on his arrest and his hat-less mugshot inside...
Who is packing these bags for these celebs?! It very well could have been Plies himself, to be honest. The "Ran Off On Da Plug Twice" rapper was jetting out of Tampa this AM when he put his carry on bag - stocked with a gun and a magazine of bullets - through the security scan. Police allege he doesn't have a permit for the weapon.
Either he doesn't know the law in Florida or doesn't care, but either way, his carelessness got him good and arrested. He was charged with carrying a concealed firearm.
According to TMZ:
Law enforcement sources tell us the rapper was getting a bag scanned Wednesday morning at Tampa International Airport before getting onto a Delta flight when TSA agents discovered a Glock 43 in one of his bags, as well as a fully-loaded magazine lying beside it.
We're told Plies had no permit for the gun, and was arrested by airport police for carrying a concealed weapon -- a felony. We're told he's currently in custody at Tampa International ... and will be transferred to Hillsborough County Jail.
Interestingly, Plies' people have an explanation. And they claim he IS a registered gun owner.
Sources close to Plies tell TMZ he mistakenly grabbed the wrong bag before heading to the airport, and admits the gun is his. We're also told he is a registered gun owner.
Algernod Washington's mugshot and police report are below:
As of 5:30p ET, Plies is still in lock up and has not yet posted his $2,000 bond.
Last year, Plies ended up in the same county jail after a DUI arrest.
We gotta make better decisions, bruh. We do know whatever IG video he records when he gets out will probably be cackle-worthy.
Macy Gray just reminded us what we love about her, plus Ella Mai is making us love her even more. Get into Macy's hilarious new interview with Wendy Williams and Ella's new 90's-vibey "Trip" video inside.
We haven't seen or heard from Macy Gray much in some years, but she's back with a new album, and she's just as fun as we thought she'd be.
The mom of 3 (yeah, we can't believe it either) visited the "Wendy Show" today to talk about life, struggling with drug abuse, being a typical mom, and her new sing "Sugar Daddy" off her upcoming album, Ruby.
And the moment we knew this interview would be worth it:
"That's a controversial question, because what is a drug?"
Wendy asked her about her journey through drug abuse, where she revealed she got hooked at the later age of 30 and how she was a late bloomer who made straight A's as a kid.
Macy - who also goes by her government name Natalie - says she doesn't have a man, but she LOVES penis. Because, duh. We're not even mad sis. Katy Perry's "I Kissed A Girl" was a song she originally passed on, and she says yeah she's kissed a woman, and they are EXCELLENT kissers. But a woman can't finish her off like a man can.
Get into the hilariousness below:
Speaking of music chicks we love:
Ella Mai isn't just "Boo'd Up," she's trippin' too. The half-Jamaican, half-Irish, British bombshell's new single "Trip" gives us those early 90's, we have a SERIOUS crush, vibe. Now, she's serving up innocently cute visuals to the "Hey Lover" inspired track.
It's been a bomb year for Ella Mai. She sold out her first U.S. headlining tour and is featured in YouTube’s Artist On The Rise campaign. In addition, she was recently nominated for a pair of 2018 American Music Awards for “Favorite Female Artist Soul/R&B” and “Favorite Song Soul/R&B” for her hit, “Boo’d Up.”
Ella will be joining Bruno Mars on his 24K Magic World Tour in place of Cardi B., kicking off her run in Brooklyn, NY at the Barclays Center on October 4th.
Nicki Minaj is turning the "hate train" into coins! Peep pics and videos of the rapper unveiling the brand new "No Hate" Diesel collection in Milan inside. Meanwhile, Cardi B is said to be jetting her way to Milan as well. Interesting. Get the deets, and soak in Sanaa Lathan's fabulousness inside...
Nicki Minaj has been complaining about this "Everybody Hates Nicki" train for a while now. So, she has decided to take the "hate" and transform it into a bag or two.
The "Chun-Li" rapper paired up with Italian brand Diesel for a fashion collaboration that will clap back at all her "haters."
Kicking off Milan Fashion Week, the QUEEN made an appearance at Diesel's flagship store in Milan, Italy today to unveil the "Hate Couture" collection. The full line features streetwear pieces with slogans that take a stand against online bullying.
The "Barbie Tingz" rapper is still rocking her colorful wiggery, which she paired with a colorful see-through body suit for the event. She topped her look with a black Diesel jacket that had the words "The Bad Guy" down the sleeve.
The "Motorsport" rapper was joined by Italian fashion mogul/OTB Group President Renzo Rosso.
— Diesel (@DIESEL) September 19, 2018
— Diesel (@DIESEL) September 19, 2018
Watch fans go bananas when Nicki stepped out on the scene:
— Princess (@blondebarbx) September 19, 2018
— Princess (@blondebarbx) September 19, 2018
Italians barbz loves Nicki pic.twitter.com/vapWl0WsoP
— Jennifer (@improudofnicki) September 19, 2018
In the ad campaign, celebs rock pieces with derogatory slurs and bullying terms to "disempower hate" in a cool and interesting way. And we all know Nicki aka "The Bad Guy" has spoken out a lot about the hate she receives. She's also geeked about the project as she herself has been labeled a "bully" to other female artists.
Before unveiling the collection, Nicki posted up a few shots modeling the new threads. In two separate shots, she's rocking a hoodie and a denim jacket with the words "Bad Guy" etched on the clothing.
Peep the ad, also featuring rapper Gucci Mane, below:
Diesel's Hate Couture anti-cyber bullying collection is available online and in Diesel stores. A portion of sales will reportedly be donated to the OTB Foundation in support of anti-bullying and cyberbullying programs around the world. ok Bad Guy Chun Li.
Also on the scene overseas...
Nicki isn't the only rapper who will be attending Milan Fashion Week. Her nemesis Cardi B has been confirmed to be dripping in all of the runway designs in the front row. Bardi's style and makeup team have posted on social media that they are headed to Milan, and then Paris for PFW.
Confirmed: Cardi will be attending both Milan & Paris fashion week!
Not bad for a girl who’s career is “over”. pic.twitter.com/nrCUR9UqjD
— Bardi Updates (@BardiUpdates) September 18, 2018
Let's hope Nicki and Cardi don't run into each other. We sure don't need another shoe-throwing altercation. KNOT aother one!
Over the weekend, Bardi joined her hubby Offset and the Migos for some fun in Philly following their concert on their "Aubrey & the Three Amigos" tour with Drake. It's the first time she has been spotted since the NYFW altercation that resulted in her getting a knot on her forehead.
While partying it up in their VIP section, mom and dad took some time to Facetime their 2-month-old daughter, Kulture Kiari Cephus:
Go sexy, it's your birthday!
Today, Sanaa Lathan turns 47 and she is looking FABULOUS as ever! Everybody aint't able. Sheesh!
Chick had to work on her birthday, but she's excited to be on the promo trail for her upcoming Netflix film, Nappily Ever After.
Get into her LEWKS below:
Ugh. She's so flawless. Happy Birthday Sanaa!
Be sure to check out Nappily Ever After when it premieres on Netflix this Friday, September 21st! Also, if you haven't seen the trailer yet, it's a must see! Check it out HERE.
We've got another new pic of Sanaa in the gallery below:
Photos: Splash/Nicki's IG/Sanaa's IG/Cardi's IG/@porschefabulous
Foxy Brown is blasting fashion designer LaQuan Smith after it was rumored she skipped out on performing for his New York Fashion Week afterparty. And she has receipts. More inside...
A few weeks ago, Foxy Brown was scheduled to hit the stage to perform at LaQuan Smith's NYFW afterparty. But, it never happened. Word on the curb was that Foxy stiffed promoters out of $10,0000 as she was given $5K before the show and she was to get the rest after she performed, but she never made it on stage. At the time, it was reported the NYC rapper showed up hella late, grabbed the $5,000 check she was owed to perform and walked right out of the venue.
Now, Brooklyn's Don Diva is speaking out about the "Fashion Week Fairtytale" and she's rapping to a totally different beat.
Foxy made claims it's LaQuan's fault she never hit the stage because his people sent her two left shoes/boots to perform in. She said she was there ON TIME, however, had to wait outside for over two hours to get the correct boot. She also said she never took the $5,000 she was owed because the check they gave her had been "cancelled."
She hopped on Instagram to drag the fashion designer, writing:
THESE PICS ARE IN THE VENUE, AFTER WAITING OUTSIDE IN THE TRUCK, FOR OVER 2 HRS, FOR THE CORRECT SIDE BOOT TO ARRIVE!
We were handed a handwritten, undated, check that had been CANCELLED!
Not only did I arrive at CHELSEA PIERS on time, MIC in hand, but arrived at the after party as well, prepared to rock!
I’ve allowed you to bask & twirl in this fraudulent press, purposely silenced, as we meticulously prepare for FIERCE LITIGATION.
Foxy must have had her dictionary by her side because she gave him a T.I.-esque bashing:
LIES @laquan_smith Messy AF!
I’m appalled even addressing this fictitious, “FASHION WEEK FAIRYTALE” you’ve concocted to the media!
As our upper echelon, BLACK SUPER HERO OF FASHION, I’m embarrassed for YOU, knowing, after literally begging us to perform; (you’d deliberately orchestrate erroneous bullshit), in a scandalous attempt to bring discord into MY INCREDIBLE COMEBACK!
22 YEARS, as HIP HOP’s FASHION WEEK FRONT ROW AMBASSADOR, (GALLIANO, GUCCI, DIOR, FENDI, JEREMY SCOTT, VERSACE, MC QUEEN, etc...., I LIVE THIS!
Scroll to your WELCOME BACK videopraising FASHION’s KING BITCH in one breath, and the next, tried disgracing my name.
Couldn’t possibly have thought, I’d excuse this nasty violation!
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LIES @laquan_smith Messy AF! I’m appalled even addressing this fictitious, “FASHION WEEK FAIRYTALE” you’ve concocted to the media! As our upper echelon, BLACK SUPER HERO OF FASHION, I’m embarrassed for YOU, knowing, after literally begging us to perform; (you’d deliberately orchestrate erroneous bullshit), in a scandalous attempt to bring discord into MY INCREDIBLE COMEBACK! 22 YEARS, as HIP HOP’s FASHION WEEK FRONT ROW AMBASSADOR, (GALLIANO, GUCCI, DIOR, FENDI, JEREMY SCOTT, VERSACE, MC QUEEN, etc...., I LIVE THIS! Scroll to your WELCOME BACK videopraising FASHION’s KING BITCH in one breath, and the next, tried disgracing my name. Couldn’t possibly have thought, I’d excuse this nasty violation! Introducing @ALEXANDERWANGNY to the fashion game, in our incredible performance, set the blueprint...thank you WANG! THESE PICS ARE IN THE VENUE, AFTER WAITING OUTSIDE IN THE TRUCK, FOR OVER 2 HRS, FOR THE CORRECT SIDE BOOT TO ARRIVE! We were handed a handwritten, undated, check that had been CANCELLED! Not only did I arrive at CHELSEA PIERS on time, MIC in hand, but arrived at the after party as well, prepared to rock! I’ve allowed you to bask & twirl in this fraudulent press, purposely silenced, as we meticulously prepare for FIERCE LITIGATION. THANK YOU to all the AMAZING DESIGNERS & FASHION HOUSES, who sent us their bulletproof love & support!@BEVYSMITH You’re character speaks volumes, definitely the difference, thank you muva! @bdotdillenger36 #BALENCIAGABOOGIE
In another IG post, she shared a picture of the "infamous boot" that she said didn't arrive until three hours later. She also mentioned (again) that she never took the rest of the money that was owed and issued a warning to TV talkshow host Wendy Williams. She continued:
The INFAMOUS “2 LEFT BOOTS” We were given by @laquan_smith’s people!
Who ALL APOLOGIZED TO MY TEAM profusely! (On Camera)
AND, the flyer I HAD DONE to announce this epic performance.
THIS RIGHT BOOT (pictured), DIDN’T ARRIVE TIL’ 3 HOURS LATER!
AND, your BACK END funds never left your account BELOVED.
Lies! @wendyshow Tread Lightly!!
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The INFAMOUS “2 LEFT BOOTS” We were given by @laquan_smith’s people! Who ALL APOLOGIZED TO MY TEAM profusely! (ON CAMERA!) AND, the flyer I HAD DONE to announce this EPIC performance. THIS RIGHT BOOT (pictured), DIDN’T ARRIVE TIL’ 3 HOURS LATER! AND, your BACK END funds never left your account BELOVED. Lies! @wendyshow Tread Lightly!!
Foxy gave a shout out to "Page Six TV" co-host Bevy Smith (pictured above with LaQuan) for coming to her defense about the two left shoes fiasco. During a post-NYFW episode Bevy said she saw Foxy and she appeared to be in good spirits.
"She [Foxy] was very excited about the fact that she had the new single out with Nicki [Minaj]. She was in a good mood," Bevy shared.
Bevy, who did not attend the party, but saw Foxy backstage before the shindig, continued,
"She had a wardrobe mishap . . . [a designer] sent her two shoes for the same foot. She was in 6-[inch] heel boots that would lace up to the knee . . . so she was kind of hobbling around, but we were talking and laughing."
There are rumors that Foxy was NOT in the right state of mind to perform with one source telling Page Six she was requesting vodka and “falling all over people" drunk.
Foxy's assistant BdotDillenger also came to the "Ill Na Na" rapper's defense, posting on Instagram:
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This is about the only truth I’ve heard since the his story broke about my sissy @foxybrown Thanks @bevysmith @laquan_smith U should be ashamed of urself letting this story get outta hand for He way that it did. 1- She was never drunk, because she never had one drink that day’ nor is she hat her period. 2- She was never late, because she was at the “Laquan Smith Fashion Show” at 9pm That’s when we found out that there was a wardrobe malfunction with the 2 left boots’ I was the one lacing I them up. We were trying to get her downstairs to get her to sit front row of ur show but couldn’t. So I guess that’s where the shade began. I guess because there was no way to fix the situation at that present moment, I guess u and ur team were let down. Especially since y’all had to run to the showroom in Long Island in the pouring rain and it was mad traffic. 3- She never gabbed a check and ran anywhere, because we sat outside of the 2nd venue waiting on the 2nd boot to arrive while it was pouring down raining. @tmz_tv @wendyshow @power1051 @theshaderoom Them receipts don’t lie #foxybrown #FoxysAssistant
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My Receipts Are In To Show That @foxybrown Was Never Late’ How Was She Late When She Was Back Stage At @laquan_smith Show Where @bevysmith Confirmed That She Was In Great Spirits Backstage When We All Realized That There Was A Wardrobe Malfunction With Her Boots. His Show Started Bet 9/9:15pm And She Was In The Building At Pier59’ So Where Did She Arrive At 2:30am & Was Drunk And Stumbling. We Sat In This Building For 2hrs Waiting For A Boot To Arrive That Never Did’ They Were Closing The Building Insisted That We Leave. I Convinced #FoxyBrown To Keep The One Boot On & We Hop To The Truck & U Don’t Get Out Until The Other Boot Arrives’ Which Was Close To Another 2hrs In A Truck Outside Of The 2nd Venue In Front In The Pouring Rain. To Where We Were Suggested By Management Team To Move The Truck Do To A Riot Nearly Breaking Out With Another Major Artist & Their Team. So #LaquanSmith U Really Let The Media Drag Ur Suppose To Be Idol That U Begged To Preform At Ur After Party’ To Get Ur Likes On IG & Too Help Promote Ur Brand A Lil Bit More’ Regardless Bad Publicity Is Still Publicty @tmz_tv @pagesix @monascottyoung @power1051 @theshaderoom
Promoters have been threatening to sue Foxy if she doesn't give the money back. By the way, Foxy's publicist Lizzie Grubmanreportedly resigned days after the NYFW afterparty.
This is a mess!
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Tamera Mowry Housley is kicking off this season of "The Real" with a bang. See the awkward exchange between Tamera and co-host Jeannie Mai, plus the clip of her defending her husband Adam Housley, saying he's not racist. Also, get the tea on why Teyana Taylor and Jeremih had a falling out inside...
Season 5 of daytime talk show "The Real" just kicked off and co-host Tamera Mowry Housley is back with a new attitude. Chick is giving her opinion like never before.
During a recent "Girl Chat" segment, the ladies were discussing the story about Sesame Street characters Bert & Ernie being gay. Long-time Sesame Street writer Mark Saltzman said that he wrote Bert and Ernie’s relationship to be that of a "loving couple." Soon after, Sesame Street released a statement saying Bert & Ernie are "best friends" and they "do not have a sexual orientation."
The ladies were discussing if it really mattered to the target audience if Bert & Ernie were gay or not, and that's when things got heated between Tamara and Jeannie Mai. Tamera gave her opinion, saying she didn't care who the characters were or what they are as long as they are teaching her kids good habits. When Jeannie started talking in disagreement, Tamera chimed in mid-sentence and Jeannie asked her to let her finish. That's when Tamera felt some type of way, and it got eyeroll-shady after that.
Peep more of the exchange below starting at the 1-minute mark:
It's all love between Tamera and Jeannie though. They came out hugging and laughing on today's show:
Like we said, Tamera has seemingly turned a new leaf this season with her outspokenness. The other day, she came to the defense of her husband Adam Housley, letting everyone know he's NOT a racist. Just because he worked for FOX News (which is notoriously known as the alt-right network), she said that doesn't make him a racist. By the way, Adam left the network last month. His controversial views on the meaning of the 4th of July still sit badly with some people though.
The comment came as the ladies were discussing Les Moonves being ousted at CBS following sexual misconduct allegations and his wife Julie Chen’s decision to leave her show, "The Talk."
“There are some people who think that my husband is racist because he worked for a certain channel,” Tamera said. “I’m gonna look in that camera right there and let everybody know my husband is not a racist.”
Peep the clip below:
Well, folks aren't here for it. Peep a few comments below:
Media personality/hotep "activist" (chile....) Tariq Nasheed pulled up old tweets posted by Adam that he views as racist. Peep the dragging below:
1. Tamera Mowry is out here “splainin’ for Her Husband Adam Housley, trying to deny accusations of him being racist. They are claiming he is being called racist because he used to be Fox News reporter. But its deeper than that. He has a history a spewing suspected racist rhetoric pic.twitter.com/RAn2GZZYgK
— Tariq Nasheed (@tariqnasheed) September 19, 2018
2. A lot of suspected white supremacists will codify their racist views, so they will not appear to overtly racist. For example Housley has a history of being silent about state sanctioned anti Black violence, but he will focus his criticism on “Black people rioting and looting” pic.twitter.com/6moO5bIITR
— Tariq Nasheed (@tariqnasheed) September 19, 2018
3. Remember during the Mike Brown & Freddie Gray protests, all the white supremacists were giving a pass to the state sanctioned unconstitutional racial murders of Black ppl, but had everything to say about the “rioters and looters”? Adam Housley was one of those kind of people pic.twitter.com/KQvppqGXmO
— Tariq Nasheed (@tariqnasheed) September 19, 2018
4. Not only did Adam Housley deny that George Zimmerman’s attack on Trayvon Martin was racial (which we now know Zimmerman is a blatant anti Black racist), Housley implied that the REAL racist were the Black ppl who opposed Zimmerman in the aftermath, for “personal gain” pic.twitter.com/ep6CMzpE1E
— Tariq Nasheed (@tariqnasheed) September 19, 2018
5. Housley seems to be a big Zimmerman defender. And Housley tried to justify an innocent Black child being murdered by saying he wished Trayvon went home that night. Trayvon was trying to go home until an anti Black racist murdered him. pic.twitter.com/n7tYkasxzf
— Tariq Nasheed (@tariqnasheed) September 19, 2018
6. Housley is also pushing that white genocide in South Africa propaganda . Notice how he keeps mentioning Mandela? Unfortunately, Mandela allowed the white supremacists in SA to maintain all of the land and resources while the Black masses there were made to suffer in silence pic.twitter.com/ta5wlS7rs5
— Tariq Nasheed (@tariqnasheed) September 19, 2018
Adam hopped on Twitter yesterday and decided to pop back. Again, he said he's NOT a racist and he's sick of people running with that narrative. Peep the tweets below:
Teaching children they simply come from diverse background isn't necessarily the same as teaching them about being black (as well). Unless you are intentionally doing both. Let's not act brand new here. Ignoring or sugarcoating race doesn't magically make racial issues disappear.
Looks like this is going to be an interesting season on "The Real."
Also on the show...
— The Real (@TheRealDaytime) September 17, 2018
Teyana Taylor kept it all the way real about her falling out with her former tour mate Jeremih.
As you know, Teyana and Jeremih were out on their"Later That Night" tour together. Some ish went down between the two, which resulted in the "3Way" singer hijacking the tour, giving the "Oui" singer the boot. She renamed it to the KTSE Tour and kept the energy going to finish all the dates that were on the schedule, sans Jeremih.
During an appearance on "The Real," Teyana said that Jeremih should have never crossed her when he called her his opening act after they mutually agreed they would be co-headlining the tour. Teyana also said Jeremih didn't put in HALF of the work she put in to promote the concert and then had the nerve to try and "play her" publicly.
"I was doing everything, she explained. "The promotion. I did my own promo videos. I just took it very seriously and I was very, very excited about it. And he did little to no promo. So, we got there and the concerts were sold out. But when we got there, his name was on everything. My name wasn’t even on the ticket."
What?! Yeah, we can see why she was upset.
"But I was trying to explain to him was that’s natural because I’m the only person that’s promoting it. And he was like, ‘I got it to where I don’t got to get on Instagram to promote.’ And I said ‘Well, then baby it ain’t going to be sold out.’ Social media is everything. I’m working my behind off."
She continued, "Then, you call me your opener during one of your shows, but then go on radio and say, ‘I got love for her’ and make it seem like you’re taking the high road. It’s like no, because if you had love for me, you would have never tried to play me live.”
Well there you have it. Peep the clip above.
Photos: The Real's IG
LeBron James and Ryan Coogler have teamed up to do a Space Jam sequel. Will NBA icon Michal Jordan return for a cameo? Find out inside, plus get the latest aboutthe Killmonger comic mini-series inside...
LeBron James and Ryan Coogler are teaming up to bring up some nostalgic memories for us all while creating new memories for our little ones.
The Los Angeles Laker player and famed director have confirmed they are working on a sequel to the hit 1996 classic, Space Jam, which starred NBA icon Michael Jordan. LeBron is set to star, while Ryan, who brought us Black Panther, will produce.
"[Ryan] gave this generation's kids something I didn't have when I was a kid," James said in the September 19th issue of The Hollywood Reporter. "And that's a superhero movie with an African-American cast."
The four-time NBA MVP said never in his wildest dreams that he imagined he could become a superhero.
"I always wanted to be a superhero. Batman was my favorite. But I knew I could never be Bruce Wayne," he explained. "You've got to understand, for me that was in no way possible; I never felt like I could be the president of a multibillion-dollar company." And look at him now!
Warner Bros. has been down for a Space Jam sequel since 2016 and at the time, Justin Lin (Fast & Furious) was tapped to write and direct. When news got out that a sequel was possibly in the works, Michael Jordan suggested Blake Griffin should star in the move. Many people took that as Jordan firing shots at LeBron.
Once LeBron signed on to do the film via his SpringHill production company, LeBron's business partner/friend Maverick Carter ushered Ryan Coogler in. Terence Nance ("Random Acts of Flyness") was then hired to direct. Both LeBron and Maverick have stressed their version will not be sequel, though it could certainly be the beginning of a new franchise.
The original film featured tons of cameos from NBA players. But, will Michael Jordan pop up in the sequel?
"We'll see," Maverick said."Hopefully there will be a role for Michael if he wants it. But Michael Jordan is Michael Fuckin' Jordan. It doesn't matter [if James] calls him, he's gonna do whatever the hell he wants, which he has earned that right to do." And then he added: "LeBron and Michael are not sitting around talking about Space Jam."
By the way, the original film is still the highest grossing basketball movie of all time, earning an estimated $250 million. Let's see if they can make magic happen at the box office again.
You can read LeBron's full THR interview where he talks about Serena Williams at the US Open and Trump's Twitter shenanigans here.
Speaking of superheros...
There's no question Erik Killmonger (played by Michael B. Jordan) left a lasting impression after seeing 2018's top movie, Black Panther. Now, he's going to tell HIS side of the story.
Marvel announced Killmonger will lead his own comic mini-series, simply titled KILLMONGER. The five part comic will share details about what he experience and how he ended up the way he did in Black Panther.
"I wanted to explore the choices and the failures that lead a person to dedicate their life to revenge, and how that happens," series' writer Bryan Edward Hill told Vulture. "Because with Erik, I feel like it’s really a tragedy. It’s a story of a guy who was failed a lot by Wakanda in certain ways, by the people he met outside of Wakanda, by his own conscience in other ways, and I wanted to paint a portrait of that. Because to me the iconic fight between Erik Killmonger and T’Challa is tragic. It’s something that shouldn’t happen. It’s a conflict that’s borne from a tragic misunderstanding and a young man who was violently taken from his home."
He said folks will be surprised once they really get to know Killmonger.
"What I would like to let readers know is they should expect the unexpected with this. If they think that they know who Erik Killmonger is, they will be surprised by the aspects of this story. There’s everything here."
Hopefully, we see some type of action like what's mentioned in the tweet below:
Killmonger’s plan was just adapting the same war driven, murderous, colonization tactics of our oppressors which was stupid. Nakia had the smarter plan and she’d done the work to prove it but no one listens to black women in films or real life. https://t.co/S9ZItdjQpE
— Hey how you doin lil mama, lemme whisper in ya wig (@DrTGIF) September 19, 2018
The first issue is set to be released December 5th.
Peep the cover for the first issue by artist Juan Ferreyra below:
— Juan Ferreyra (@juaneferreyra) September 17, 2018
Eddie Murphy has been tapped by New Line to star in an untitled comedy inspired by the hit Walter Matthau-Jack Lemmon's comedy, Grumpy Old Men. Tim Story (Think Like A Man) will reportedly direct and produce, while John Davis will produce via his Davis Entertainment banner. He produced the original.
As of now, they're still trying to figure out who will star opposite of Eddie, but Deadline reportsSamuel L. Jackson's name has been thrown in the mix. The movie was about two lifelong neighbors who've been feuding since childhood. Their hate for one another grows when a new neighbor moves in on the block and they're both trying to shoot their shot. This could be funny.
Kanye West issues a warning to Nick Cannon, Drake and Tyson Beckford to STOP mentioning his wife, Kim Kardashian West. He posted up a series of IG videos to get his point across. See them all inside...
Kanye West is in Chicago and he had time to get some things off his chest! He said he's no longer in the "sunken place," so he wants to clear the air about a few things, specifically his wife, Kim Kardashian West.
In a series of Instagram videos posted to his official account, the Chi-town native issued a warning to Nick Cannon, Drake and Tyson Beckford to keep his wife's name out of their mouths as he walked the streets of Chicago.
"I just want to express some things that were not sitting right with my spirit," 'Ye started off saying. "Now that I'm up out the sunken place, I can think, and I can just be 'Ye and express how I feel. First, I want to address Nick Cannon. I understand you used to date my wife, but in an interview, don't mention my wife. If someone brings my wife up, you say 'I respect that man. I'm not speaking on that.' Don't be making no suggestions likr nobody f*cked my wife."
You'll recall, Nick Cannon appeared on Complex's "Everyday Struggle" http://theybf.com/2018/09/05/kanye-west-tweets-drake-this-long-a-apology... ">where he alluded to Drake possibly smashing Kim K.
"There's something real personal going on in that world," Nick said in the interview. "Knowing Drake, he's the most calculated dude ever. There's something that Drake holds over that whole family, like 'y'all don't want me to let this out.'"
Yeezy then directed his energy towards Drake. He claims had he not had been so medicated, he would have told Pusha T to not diss the Young Money rapper on his beat. But, the "Ultralight Beam" rapper said he's pissed Drizzy hasn't addressed the rumors ging around that he slept with Kim.
"If I wasn't in a medicated state, I might've thought and had the wherewithal to say, 'Hey Pusha, don't diss Drake on my beat' and I spoke about that and took accountability for that.' What I'm looking for...the fact that there's people making rumors or thinking that you fucked my wife and you're not saying nothing and you're carrying it like that, that don't sit well with my spirit."
The Grammy award winning rapper then talked about Drake's mention of "KiKi" on his track "In My Feelings." It has been speculated that Drake could possibly be singing about Kim K.
"You know, if I had a girlfriend from Chicago and her name was Rinetta and then you was married to Rihanna, I wouldn't make no song called 'RiRi.' So, when you're like 'Oh I don't know where it come from,' you too smart for that, bro."
Yeah, that may be a stretch.
He went on to say he gave Drizzy advice about a song he played for him in which Drake mentioned his wife's sisters, Kylie and Kendall Jenner. He said he told Drake not to keep the lyric in the song to avoid offending Kylie's boyfriend/daughter's father Travis Scott, especially since they're supposed to be cool.
"Don't speak on nobody from my family," he said. "Nothing that could be even mentioned with my wife, period. We don't have to talk again. I'm not giving no energy to that," Kanye said.
So wait, Kanye doesn't want anyone insinuating they had sex with his wife, yet he made a song where he raps about wanting to have sex with ALL of his wife's sisters? All of which, who are/were in relationships? Ok, 'Ye.
The Chi-town rapper then went on to warn model Tyson Beckford to never speak on his wife's name again. You'll recall, Tyson and Kim went at it on social media after Tyson critiqued Kim's body and mentioned he preferred real bodys, not surgically enhanced ones.
"But also, as far as Tyson Beckford, don't speak on my wife, bro," Kanye said. "We in love, we a family."
Peep the clips below:
You would think Ye is the only person in the world who didn't know his wife's history befoe marrying her. She very publicly dated (and MORE than likely smashed) Nick years ago. He's one of many she "dated" in the public eye before Kanye. Them stating facts or avoiding the conversation when asked doesn't "sit right" with him. Well turning a *** into a housewife doesn't "sit right" with most men either. If you're going to voluntarily marry a chick who has made her rounds - publicly - in the same circle/industry you roll in, and be sensitive about it being stated, that's on you. We all pick our battles for what "sits right" with us...
Ye's mini video rant comes on the heels of announcing he's dropping a new album on September 29th titled, Yandhi, the alleged sequel to YEEZUS. He's set to perform on "SNL" on the same date. Also, he's currently working on a new album with his Chi-town brother Chance The Rapper. He told a group of high schoolers earlier this week about his big move back to his hometown.
Before making his videos calling out Nick, Drake and Tyson, Yeezy tweeted about the damage social media is causing people:
Previously, 'Ye teased on Twitter that Watch The Throne 2 was coming down the pipeline as well. No word if Jay Z will be on the alleged album, but 'Ye is hinting that he is. He posted a picture of Jay Z and Beyonce, calling them "family" in the caption. He also posted a picture of the Roc-A-Fella hand sign:
We'll believe it when either Hov or Bey co-signs it.