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Al B. Sure made his first public appearance at the 2018 Soul Train Music Awards following the death of his son's mother Kim Porter. Also on the carpet, Erykah Badu, Faith Evans, Stevie J, SZA and more light up the events. Pics inside...
Singer-songwriter Al B. Sure made his first public appearance at the 2018 Soul Train Music Awards, presented by BET, held at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, following the death of his son's mother, Kim Porter.
As you know, the model/mother-of-four was found dead in her Toluca Lake home on November 15th. Two days after her passing, her former lover Al B. Sure stepped out on the carpet, likely to keep his mind off of losing someone he held close to his heart.
It's becoming tradition for Erykah Badu to shut down the Soul Train Music Awards carpet. Last year, she rolled up on the scene to host for her third consecutive year in an extravagent ensemble. And this year is no different.
The "Next Lifetime" singer turned heads as she made her way down the carpet in a look from Rick Owens' Spring 2019 collection.
Ms. Badu wasn't hosting this year, however, she did cop a prestigious award. The four-time Grammy winner was honored with the Legend Award.
And she had her whole family there to celebrate.
Singer SZA was tapped to present Erykah with the award. Her look gave us Aaliyah vibes. Loves it.
Faith Evans and Stevie J brought their coupledom vibes to the carpet for Faith's big night.
Who would have though these two would get married? We sure didn't.
The multi-platinum singer was awarded the Lady Of Soul Award.
Normani, who was up for the Best New Artist Award, looked HOT in this black number.
Singer Justine Skye popped up on the carpet in a grey and purple fringe Each x Other suit.
Oh, hey BAE!
"Power" star Sinqua Walls threw up the black power salute.
Known for being the iconic best friend duo on the 90’s hit show "Martin," real life besties Tisha Campbell and Tichina Arnold had loads of fun co-hosting this year's awards show.
Love them. By the way, there is talk that a "Martin" reboot might be in the works.
We almost didn't recognize "Basketball Wives" star Tami Roman.
Singer Jacquees was all smiles before he hit the stage to perform.
Rap vet MC Lyte kept it cute and comfortable.
Our guys! Kid N Play snapped it up with actor Michael Jai White.
Ronnie DeVoe, Ricky Bell, and Michael Bivins of Bell Biv DeVoe - and their wives - posed it up on the carpet before they hit the stage.
Shamari DeVoe made her "RHOA" debut last night and it was many things. When Ronnie started critiquing Kandi Burruss and XSCAPE were were clutching our pearls.
Yas, Ledisi! Show OFF. She copped the Soul Train Certified Award.
Our R&B favorites Kelly Price, Jon B and Donnell Jones were in the mix.
Hottie Laz Alonzo was suited and booted.
Darrin Henson and Clifton Powell kept it dapper in their blue suits.
"The Family Business" cast including Darrin Henson, Michael Jai White, Valarie Pettiford, Ernie Hudson, Javicia Leslie, KJ Smith, and Clifton Powell linked up for a photo-op.
Nightschool actress Bresha Webb was also in the mix to present.
BET presents: 2018 Soul Train Awards will air on BET and BET HER on November 25th, 2018 at 8PM EST. In the meantime, get a sneak peek INSIDE the awards show in our gallery below!
Photos: Getty/Paras Griffin
Before CREED II knocks out the box office for Thanksgiving, TheYBF.com was able to link up with the cast on the carpet during the film's NYC premiere. Check out our exclusive inside...
The CREED II stars aligned at the AMC Loews Lincoln Square to celebrate on the carpet at the film's NYC premiere. And TheYBF.com was on the scene. If you didn't know, Ryan Coogler called up Steven Caple Jr. to direct the CREED sequel after he passed on the project. And he killed it, according to the film's actors and actresses. They have been singing his praise all throughout the promo trail.
YBF correspondent Unique Chapman got the chance to catch up with the hottie (damn he FINE!) on the carpet of the premiere to ask him about making Forbes' 30 Under 30 list. The young writer/director also shared who he thought was the best trash talker between boxing champs Muhammad Ali and Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Also on the carpet, TheYBF.com talked to Michael B. Jordan about the importance of filming the sequel in the Newark, New Jersey community that raised him, Tessa Thompson gave advice to aspiring female actors and Justine Skye shared some of the biggest challenges she has had to battle. Get into the #BlackExcellence on the black carpet below:
CREED II hits theaters November 21st.
Photos: Getty/Unique Chapman
Kevin and Torrei Hart's son Hendrix Hart celebrated his 11th birthday with a Fortnite themed bash. Go inside the party, plus see why Ciara and Russell Wilson are still coupledom goals...
One thing is for sure, the Harts know how to party!
Kevin and Torrei Hart always go ALL OUT for the kids' birthday, and this year wasn't any different.
Hendrix Hart turned 11-years-old this year and he was all about that Fortnite life...like most kids nowadays.
The Fortnite-inspired b'day bash was dubbed #Hartnite and it was full of fun, food and games! bDASHd and Urban Youth Park made sure it was a night to remember as they were able to pull off an entire ninja warrior zone and fortnite bases ending in an epic dodgeball/nerf battle royal between Kevin vs. everyone. Ha!
Hendrix was joined by his parents, big sister Heaven Hart, little brother Kenzo Hart, stepmom Eniko Hart, family and friends.
"My Son’s 'HartNite' theme B Day party was unreal. Major shoutout to @torreihart & @bdashd for putting together such an amazing event....Hendrix was beyond happy & surprised. Thank you," Kevin captioned.
"I have never seen so much joy and happiness on our sons face," Torrei captioned. "He truly lived out one of his dreams. Thank you @kevinhart4real for always going along with my over the top themes. This couldn’t have happened without you. A HUGE thank you to my amazing, talented, think outside of the box event planner @bdashd for helping one of Hendrix dreams come true, and @hashimlafond for capturing the moment so beautifully. You guys rock!!," she said.
"Happiest 11th Birthday to Hendrix. So much fun celebrating with you yesterday..We Love you so much man," Eniko captioned.
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I have never seen so much joy and happiness on our sons face. He truly lived out one of his dreams. Thank you @kevinhart4real for always going along with my over the top themes. This couldn’t have happened without you. A HUGE thank you to my amazing, talented, think outside of the box event planner @bdashd for helping one of Hendrix dreams come true, and @hashimlafond for capturing the moment so beautifully. You guys rock!!! . . . . . . . . . #torreihart #hendrixhart #kevinhart #family #birthday #birthdayfun #love #happiness #joy #peace #coparenting #fortnite #gamer #fortnitememes
Happy Birthday Hendrix!
In coupledom news...
Since the Seattle Seahawks brought home a win last Thursday, this past weekend was all about making sure wifey was happy.
Ciara and Russell Wilson continue making us stan their relationship because, let's face it, what women wouldn't want to be treated like a real-life QUEEN. That's how Russ treats CiCi and we love it.
For date night over the weekend, Russ pulled some strings and whipped out a jet to literally fly his woman in the sky.
Like, what was the prayer CiCi sent up to heaven to be gifted Russell? Sis, we need the words to the EXACT prayer.
This morning, Russ shared the beautiful view he woke up to:
Meanwhile, some of us can't even get a text back. Ha!
Photos: Kevin's IG/Eniko's IG/@urbanyouthpark
This is all bad. Blac Chyna has teamed up with skin lightening queen Dencia for her own potion of skin "care." And it isn't cheap. More inside...
As you all know, Blac Chyna is about her paper. However, all money isn't good money.
The Lashed Boutique owner (pictured above in LA last month) has joined forces with skin lightening (which she says is for hyperpigmentation) advocate and Cameroonian singer Dencia to promote her very own jar of skin lightening cream. Chy is using her likeness for the "Whitenicious X Blac Chyna Diamond Illuminating & Lightening Cream" which will cost you a cool $250 per jar. Sheesh.
According to the site, the Swarovski crystal-blinged out jar of whitening cream provides radiant protection, brightens, lightens without bleaching skin out, gives a brightening glow for younger-looking skin, helps renew texture for a brighter beautiful comfortable feel.
No "bleaching skin out"? Oh. So we guess she's marketing toward hyperpigmentation care.
Sources tell TMZ, Chyna (above in 2016) has been using Whitenicious dark spot corrector for a few years to deal with her hyperpigmentation. It's one thing to use a dark spot corrector, but teaming up with a woman who many believe advocates for lightening her skin for personal reasons, may be problematic. Here is Dencia defending her skin care products:
There's a skin whitening epidemic, as we know. Skin whitening - which some say is just another form of "extreme skin lightening" - has been compared to people of color attempting to whitewash themselves to be "white" because they believe white is more beautiful.
LisaRaye spoke out against it a few years ago before Dencia had her lawyers draw up an infringement letter and sent it to LisaRaye demanding a retraction.
By now we all know Chyna doesn't receive child support from Rob Kardashian for their 2-year-old daughter Dream Kardashian as they try to figure out an amount that's comfortable for all parties. A judge demanded Rob pay Chy $20,000/month previously, but they're back in court after Rob made claims that he's too broke to pay that amount. Catch up on those deets HERE.
In other news...
The mom-of-two copped some new ink. She tattooed her birth year, 1988, in red ink, following her new Phoenix back tattoo:
"I feel hot," the Fashion Nova brand ambassador told DailyMail TV. "It's sexy though, not ratchet."
The death certificate of Kim Porter has been completed, but there are still questions that need answers. Go inside for the findings, plus tributes from Kimora Lee Simmons, Cassie, Dallas Austin and more...
Family, friends, and fans are still mourning the sudden death of model/mom Kim Porter. She was found in her Toluca Lake home last week after reportedly battling the flu for the past few weeks.
The death certificate has been completed, yet it still does not reveal the cause of death.
The Blast obtained the death certificate and the cause of death is listed as "deferred" and the manner of death is "pending investigation." You'll recall, the Los Angeles County Coroner ordered an "additional investigation" into Porter's death. It was noted that she was not pregnant at the time of her death.
It's reported the 47-year-old will be buried in her hometown of Columbus, Georgia this Saturday.
As you know, Kim and Diddy dated off and on for 13 years and she's the mother of three of his children, Christan, Jessie, and D'Lila Combs. She's also the mother of actor Quincy Brown, whom she shares with singer Al B. Sure. Al made his first public appearance since her death when he showed up at the 2018 Soul Train Music Awards. Diddy was spotted with his ex-girlfriend Cassie in LA a couple days after Kim's death.
Plenty of celebrities and those close to the 47-year-old have poured out their hearts about her death. And the tribute are still pouring in. Kimora Lee Simmons, Cassie, Quincy Brown, Kim' step-son Justin Dior Combs, Dallas Austin, and Christian's girlfriend Breah Hicks posted heartfelt tributes to Kim:
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At your homegoing celebration today it became all too real that you are not coming back. I cannot stop crying but I will be strong for you. Gone WAY too soon. Wtf. I am in shock. To my beautiful friend and sister, I love you. This is unbelievable. When I first heard the news, I was angry that someone would play such a stupid ass joke. They said you were in your room sleeping. Aoki and I rushed to your house to tell you to ‘get up and come your ass outside!’ But soon as i arrived I realized you would not come. Every room I walk into now I think, “ok, I will just go and get Kim.” But I see that I cannot. This is all too close and too sad. Your light was a beaming beacon for so many. You are A WHOLE MOOD! You are a girls girl which is why we’ve stayed close always. We are so alike in so many ways, we shared clothes, food, attitudes, friends, enemies, the greatest happinesses and the worst sadnesses. We’ve been married, given birth, raised families, gotten divorced, experienced death and everything in between-together. You are a great mama. Between us we have 8 kids who are all cousins. We are, and will always be-a family. I will look after yours and you will look after and guide us all. What a beautiful, loving, sassy soul to have lost. We love you forever. May God bless your journey. We will never stop crying for you #kimporter #forevermylady #rip #blackexcellence
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There are no words.... An amazing mother to her beautiful family, lit up every room she entered and now the most beautiful angel Sending so much love and my condolences to the Porter and Combs families. I love you @quincy, @kingcombs, Jessie, D’Lila, Chance, @princejdc and @diddy. Puff you are already the best father. I know you will be amazing. Love you too @callmepumpkin, @misahylton, Mama Combs & Grandpa Jake!! You all always have my love and support!! Love you @ladykp
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This can't be real I keep waking up hoping this is all a bad dream.. I just don't understand. The other day we were all together dancing & celebrating! My second mother, thank you for loving & accepting me as one of your own I will forever cherish all the special moments and talks we had together please stay close with us and let us hear your voice to guide us. @quincy @kingcombs Jessie & D'lilah I got yall forever!
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Oh well here it goes :our famous prom pic : This is the hardest post I’ve ever had to do...my mom and Kim’s mom was pregnant with us at the same time in Columbus ...I have never known a life without Kim porter from kindergarten through all of our life long experiences in high school, having matching bmws or her being the biggest believer in me making it as a producer and us getting out of Columbus to be somebody ..and we made it!! we were inseparable I feel like a part of my soul has has been taken away ..most people don’t know that Zoe Saldana played the role of Kim in “drumline” as nick cannon played my character ..we saw purple rain 15times in the theater and if you knew her you knew a strong beautiful smiling gangster angel ! I know GOD is perfect but sometimes even perfect can make a mistake I send prayers out to the kids and our family and my brother @diddy this is a hard one but we will get though it love you @ladykp
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Im so heartbroken and still at a loss for words. You were such an amazing and beautiful person inside and out. Thank you for accepting me into your beautiful family thank you for Christian, thank you for being such an amazing mom and role model. i promise i’ll continue to take care of him. I know you’re watching over us beautiful RIP
Diddy hosted a private memorial at his Holmby Hills estate in LA to pay tribute to his soulmate Kim. Mary J. Blige, Pharrell Williams and French Montana were reportedly in attendace. The Hip Hop mogul shared some video footage from inside the memorial. Check out the clip above.
As for her funeral service that will happen this Saturday (Nov24th), TMZ has the deets on how it's all planned out:
Sources close to Diddy tell us Kim's funeral will be held Saturday in Columbus, Georgia. Porter grew up in Columbus, and graduated from Columbus High in 1988. It's also the same place her mom, Sarah, was buried in 2014.
Our sources say Friday night, Kim's friends and family will gather in town for a dinner. The funeral will be held the following day and the family is currently planning some event for Sunday.
As for the funeral ... we're told Diddy wants an extravagant ceremony. Our sources say he's talking about Kim's casket will travel by carriage, pulled by horses.
We're keeping her kids, family and friends in our prayers during this tragic time.
CREED II Michael B. Jordan sits down with TheYBF.com and he shares when he would likely start a family of his own, what it was like working with a new director for the CREED sequel and more. Check out our interview inside...
Michael B. Jordan will tackle fatherhood as he prepares for the biggest fight in his life in the upcoming CREED sequel after his character Adonis Creed gets his girlfriend Bianca (played by Tessa Thompson) pregnant.
As we all know, the 31-year-old actor doesn't have any children yet, but is fatherhood on the horizon for the talented actor? YBF correspondent Adrienne Fleming sat down with the CREED II actor in Miami recently to get the deets on MBJ's love life. And here's what he had to say:
"When I get married [laughs]. Nah, definitely sometime in the future, but I'm not thinking about that now," the Black Panther star told TheYBF.com. Sounds like you all still have time to shoot your shot.
In the interview, Michael B. Jordan talks about what it was like working with Steven Caple Jr. as the director of the sequel, politics, and who he would pick to battle if they were to do a "Celebrity Death Match" reboot. Peep our full interview below:
CREED II hits theaters November 21st.
Photo/Video: Getty/YBF Correspondent Unique Chapman
Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade's baby girl Kaavia James Union Wade is ready for her close up! She's about to make her television debut with "auntie" Oprah. Deets inside....
Baby Wade is FULL of surprises!
Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade are the proud parents of baby Kaavia James Union Wade after welcoming the little bundle of joy via surrogate two weeks ago. The twosome indeed kept the news that they were expecting all the way under wraps, but now, they're ready to share their baby girl with the world.
While they have shared a few side profile photos of their new baby, today they unveiled the first official public photo.
Baby Kaavia is gearing up for her television debut and the grand reveal will go down with "auntie" Oprah. Mom and Dad sat down with Lady O in Miami today to talk about what life with a daughter has been like for the upcoming OWN special: “Oprah at Home with Gabrielle Union, Dwyane Wade & Their New Baby."
It's the family's first and only televised interview, which will premiere Saturday, December 8th at 8pm EST on OWN.
"From the Bottle to the Bassinet... No New Friends. Crew. Tight," Gabby captioned on Instagram. "So excited to share what we have been working on with @oprah & @kaaviajames Oprah at Home with Gabrielle Union, Dwyane Wade & Their New Baby"
"We wanna thank @oprah for coming into our home to discuss our new bundle of joy!," D. Wade captioned. "Airing Saturday, December 8 at 8p ET/PT on OWN. My baby @kaaviajames wore @ackeetreeclothing for her first meeting with Ms.Oprah!"
Since Baby Wade's arrival, the "Being Mary Jane" star has been gushing over her baby girl on social media. As she should. She has been waiting for this moment for a long time and now she can finally soak in everything motherhood has to offer. Gabby shared how to pronounce their daughter's name and even shared some of her many nicknames:
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Just greazzzy and happy. That is all. @kaaviajames pronounced Kah-Vee-Uh James. She has 102 nicknames including but not limited to Kaav, Kaavi, Kaavi Baby, Kaavi J, Jamie, KJ, Nugget, Nug, Pooters. We wanted to include my family in her name so the "James" is from my uncle James Francis Glass who is also my godfather. Union is her middle name. I've waited this long so fo sho I was gonna get in there
Baby Kaavia has also been bonding with her dad, brothers and cousin:
Photos: Gabby's IG/D. Wade's IG/Oprah's IG
Tekashi 6ix9ine isn't getting out of jail anytime soon after a judge deemed he was "too dangerous" to be released. He's facing some major charges that could land him in prison for life! Deets inside...
After getting arrested and indicted on six federal charges, it doesn't look like Tekashi 6ix9ine will be getting out of jail anytime soon. ATF agents reportedly picked up the rapper in NYC along with his recently fired manager, Treway Shottie, and two other men and charged them all with racketeering and firearms charges.
The judge presiding over his case has reportedly denied bail for the NYC rapper (real name Daniel Hernandez) because he said Tekashi is too much of a danger to the community. The "FEFE" rapper is currently being held at Brooklyn’s Metropolitan Detention Center. It's being reported he's being kept in general population as opposed to being isolated considering his celeb status.
The judge noted his alleged participation in a robbery and the firearms that were confiscated from his apartment when ATF agents came to pick him up were two reasons he decided to keep him behind bars. You can see the weapons here.
According to Rolling Stone, the rapper reportedly offered to surrender over $1 million and his passport to be bailed out, but that request was denied. It's reported, Tekashi's attorney, Lance Lazzaro, plans to appeal that decision.
As for home confinement, the judge said if Tekashi is given access to cellular technology, he can put things in place and there's no way the feds will be able to track everything he does.
Tekashi is facing a mandatory minimum sentence of 32 years in prison, according to the prosecuting U.S. attorney at the rapper’s arraignment on Monday night.
“[Hernandez] is a member of a violent sect of the Bloods,” said Assistant US Attorney Michael Longyear at the arraignment. “This defendant participated in multiple acts of violence.”
Oh, and get this. The charges were the result of a five-year federal investigation!
Rolling Stone reports:
Lazzaro contended that Hernandez has only been affiliated with the associates and, by extension, their gang for a little over one year, when he met them at a concert and subsequently hired them as his manager and security detail.
Hernandez publicly fired his management and the rest of his team late last week, alleging in an Instagram video that they had been stealing from him. He subsequently gave an interview with New York radio station Power 105’s the Breakfast Club on Friday to expand on his situation.
The armed robbery charge, which was never prosecuted, took place in Times Square this April; prosecutors said that the rapper’s four associates robbed a rival gang at gunpoint while Hernandez waited in the vehicle and alleged he filmed the robbery. When his home was searched in September, investigators found the stolen items from that April robbery. The prosecution didn’t offer further details.
Hernandez is also being charged with possession of an AR-15, and involvement in two additional shootings: One at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center where he was performing and another in which he allegedly ordered the shooting of a bystander at a Brooklyn housing project. The latter comes with a conspiracy to commit murder charge. The robbery charge comes with a 7-year minimum sentence, and the collected racketeering charges, which stem from the litany of alleged activities with gang members, comes with a minimum of 25 years.
Below is a video of the rapper with the automatic weapon:
Last week, Tekashi publicly announced in an Instagram video that he was separating himself from his gang-affiliated associates. The feds discovered credible threats against his life as they were planning to "violate" Tekashi in retaliation. Sheesh.
It appears his rumored new girlfriend/strip club bartender Jadeis going to hold him down:
In music news, the NYC rapper is set to drop a new album, Dummy Boy, that features Nicki Minaj and Kanye West on November 23rd.
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#Blackfishing appears to be the new #Columbusing. White social media influencers are being put on BLAST for profitting off black women. More inside...
Folks are out here doing the most and the foolery has coined a new hashtag.
White social media influencers are being called out on social media for "posing" as black/biracial women. These women are tanning their skin, braiding their hair up and then taking it down for "texture," and making sure they get their lip refills to continue capitalizing off black women/ racially ambiguous women for monetary gain.
Emma Hallberg, Swedish self-proclaimed Instagram "influencer," has been one of the main influencers who's being exposed, but she feels like she isn't doing anything wrong. In a recent interview, she said she doesn't see herself "as anything else but white" and that she gets a "natural" deep tan from the sun. Oh...
Oh, and it gets worse.
Emma claims she justs "tans easily," yet she clearly uses foundation that is tons of shades too deep.
can somebody stop emma hallberg’s blackface bitch ass pls??
“i tan very easy in the sun” faceass. pic.twitter.com/gnUZtxAMpo
— (@riverscurse) November 9, 2018
Here's an old photo of her:
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If her skin color changed between seasons I don’t think her skin color would be the same for every season as you can see on her Instagram. The girl was clearly posing as black, as she’s posted by many black pages etc. She decides to clarify she isn’t, AFTER being exposed. It’s also been said, braids her hair at night to receive “curly/wavy” hair. BLACK IS NOT AN COSTUME/TREND!! #emmahallberg #blackface #blackpeople #blacklivesmatter
Twitter followers thought she was mixed:
I honestly thought Emma hallberg was half black lol
— Mrs. (@MxssKerry_) November 7, 2018
I thought she was mixed my girl is fully SWEDISH
— La Juniaa (@JuniasWorld) November 8, 2018
Well, Emma certainly isn't the only one:
Yet another “IG girl” #blackfishing Twitter : @yuleemaimaginee
IG : @ suavecitamamacita
Yuleema Ramirez who regularly says the N word on Snapchat and her own songs on her YouTube channel. #exposeTheseHoespic.twitter.com/z31yRLOcex
— OKAY (@ayanehatake) November 18, 2018
— OKAY (@ayanehatake) November 18, 2018
— joannesmith (@fakehoes2019) November 8, 2018
I literally thought this girl I was following was some light skin black girl but turns out... pic.twitter.com/7oX3luc8Cy
— Kitcha Fit-Fit Stan (@ERlTREAN) November 7, 2018
mate you missed these pic.twitter.com/DAT5lqi4Xr
— big megz (@bigmegzz) November 7, 2018
omg i'm– pic.twitter.com/wirHuoS29j
— abigobble (@abigailhalla) November 7, 2018
It's frustrating because black women would have to work and bust their a** twice as hard in these same spaces, whereas a white woman can just manipulate her body with black features and she's showered with brand sponsorships. Everybody wants to be black until it's time to be black.
Photo: Emma's IG
Amanda Johnson, former L'Oréal marketing vice president, launches a lawsuit against the beauty company for racial discrimination and a toxic workplace environment. Details inside...
Amanda Johnson, former president of marketing for L'Oréal, is suing the beauty company for racial discrimination and being exposed to a toxic workplace that involved one exec watching pornography during a meeting.
After the former exec - a black woman - worked her butt off to the top of her game, she soon learned the company was toxic both at the workplace and outside of the workplace.
In the lawsuit she filed against the company, "Johnson quickly learned the ugly truth about the beauty giant, including witnessing a male executive openly watching pornography during a business meeting; sex-fueled parties at luxury European hotels during work trips; and racist hostility from the highest levels of management," an excerpt from the suit reads (via DailyMail).
She said she was fired after complaining about how she felt physically threatened by fellow Vice President Nicolas Krafft while in Europe. After the incident, she submitted an internal complaint against Krafft to her boss Dan Bethelmy-Rada. He told her he would look into the issue when she got back from vacation.
The issue never got addressed. Instead, she said within hours of her returning from vacay, she was fired over a conference call. She filed the lawsuit because she feels like her firing was in retaliation for filing the report against Krafft.
Also in the suit, Johnson described how her boss Rada "host drunken parties, showing favoritism toward young g** male employees, during business trips. One night in Rome, Johnson said Rada told her to 'go and flirt' with a group of young male employees and bring them to Rada's hotel room." Not only that, she alleged he watched porn openly during a business meeting.
The former L'Oréal exec is suing for all earnings she would have received, as well as compensatory and punitive damages. She also wants the company to "be permanently restrained from such workplace violations, that the company makes sure the effects of such violations do not continue to affect her employment opportunities."
L’Oréal addressed Johnson's claims in a statement to DailyMail:
"Amanda Johnson was fired for a pattern of unprofessional conduct that surfaced during her final months at the company, including what in our view was abusive and threatening behavior toward colleagues, serious lapses in judgment, and declining performance."
"After she was let go, Ms. Johnson raised some alarming allegations about her manager and certain co-workers through a lawyer."
"We took her allegations seriously and investigated them all with great care, as they had not been reported to Human Resources when she was with the company. We interviewed those at the company who would have been in a position to corroborate the alleged behaviors of her manager and co-workers, including those that Ms. Johnson identified as witnesses," the statement continued.
The company says that no one that they spoke with substantiated her claims while adding they are an equal opportunity employer.
Johnson’s lawyers popped back at the company:
“L’Oréal’s public response to Ms. Johnson’s complaint shows that the company holds underrepresented minorities to a different standard in all respects. L’Oréal again has wrongfully tried to discredit and punish the victim, an African-American woman, by choosing to accept a false version of events as told by a few white employees on its payroll.
L’Oréal’s so-called ‘investigation’ conducted ‘with great care’ did not even include asking Ms. Johnson for her side of the story.”
No surprise there.
We applaud her for speaking up and taking a stand against racism, patriarchy and sexism.
This Thanksgiving is going to be full of blended family love for Ne-Yo, his ex-Monyetta Shaw and his wife Crystal Smith. The threesome did their first ever joint interview to share how they got over their issues for the sake of their children.
After some a high-profile breakup, heartache, tears, and social media spats, Ne-Yo, his ex-fiance Monyetta Shaw and his current wife Crystal Smith are finally at a good place. If you haven't heard, Monyetta and Ne-Yo collaborated on a co-parenting book together titled, Keep It Classy. It's a how-to-guide for moms and dads, where Monyetta shares first-hand encounters and strategies she's learned through co-parenting with Ne-Yo.
While everything appears to be peaches and cream now, it wasn't always that way. Ne-Yo, Monyetta and Crystal (with Ne-Yo & Monyetta's children Madilyn & Mason in the audience) stopped by "The Real" to talk about it.
"Time heals all wounds, Ne-Yo said. "We ultimately had to sit down and talk to each other. And not let the world's opinion get in the way of what was genuinely important, which was how we were going to make this whole thing work."
Ne-Yo and Monyetta called in quits in 2013, and then the singer got with Crystal in 2014. It just so happened that Monyetta's premiere on "Atlanta Exes," where she detailed her failed relationship with the Grammy award winner, coincided with Ne-Yo and Crystal starting their relationship.
Fans thought the relationships overlapped (and it didn't help that Monyetta did interviews alluding to him cheating) and were quick to call Crystal a homewrecker. Well, they now say that wasn't the case. Monyetta said she and Ne-Yo were still living together but had separated. Not sure if she was aware though......
Crystal said she felt like she was unfairly judged but was still going to fight for her love.
After the breakup, Monyetta shared with the world how she was coaxed by Ne-Yo to have her tubes tied, only to leave her and get another woman pregnant. She said if she would have "seen the end result," then she would have "done things differently."
Then she spilled some tea...
Monyetta found out her procedure is reversible and has a doctor who specializes in doing tubal reversal. When asked if she would consider having more children, she said she would if her HUSBAND wants to.
"Ummm...yes if my husband wants to. We'll cross that bridge when we get there," she responded. Oh? Maybe she means future hubby? Maybe it's THIS guy who was pictured with the whole blended family over the summer.
"The Real" co-host Loni Love then responded, "We should have booked your husband too."
Yeah, they definitely should have, or Monyetta should have demanded he be able to come. If this blended family is as blended as they claim, it would have been nice to see Monyetta have HER man by her side like Ne-Yo had his woman by his side. Blended responsibilities don't only lie with the women.
They each talked about what was the hardest thing with having a blended family and Ne-Yo said it's getting everyone on the same page. Crystal said she hates not always being with Madilyn and Mason. And Monyetta said the hardest thing for her was seeing Ne-Yo move on with another woman in the beginning.
The threesome was asked when was it appropriate to let your boyfriend/girlfriend meet the kids. Monyetta said 6-months, however, she said that didn't happen in their situation. She said Crystal met their kids a lot earlier. Oop.
Crystal said she was the one who first reached out to Monyetta to get to know her since she was going to be around her children.
Now that everything is all good, the three of them will be joining forces for their very first blended Thanksgiving. Well, good for them!
Peep a bit of the interview below:
Photos: The Real
Oh, no! Robert De Niro and his wife of 20 years Grace Hightower are getting a divorce. Deets inside...
After 20 years of marriage, Robert De Niro and his wife Grace Hightower have reportedly called it quits.
According to Page Six, the 75-year-old actor is no longer living with Grace and their 7-year-old daughter Helen. A source told the site they will likely announce their breakup publicly in the coming weeks.
Usually, Grace is right by her husband's side at red carpet events, but she has seemingly been MIA over the past few months. Grace attended the Nobody's Fool NYC premiere solo earlier this month.
“De Niro and Grace are breaking up. He’s been at a few things since the very end of the summer without her — and rumor has it they are done.”
Grace and Robert met in 1987 when she worked for celeb favorite eatery Mr. Chow in London. After dating for nearly a decade, they got married in 1997. They have two children together. They welcomed their son, Elliot, in 1998 and then Robert pulled a fast one in 1999 when he filed for divorce.
The two got involved in a bitter custody feud over their son, however, they were eventually able to work things out, and they never signed the divorce papers. In 2004, they renewed their vows in the Catskill Mountains in front of several of their celeb friends.
In 2011, the couple welcomed their daughter Helen, via surrogate. Robert also has four other children from previous relationships.
Ugh. Right before the holidays.
Fat Joe tried to warn Tekashi 6ix9ine about all of the trouble he was getting himself into. But, it seemingly fell on deaf ears. Now, Joe is reflecting on his conversation with the young rapper. Here's what he had to say...
Fat Joe tried to warn Tekashi 6ix9ine about where his life was headed...and he was right.
As you know, the "FEFE" rapper is facing life in prison after he copped six federal racketeering and firearms charges, which was a result of a five-year federal investigation. The 22-year-old rapper associated himself with the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods to help build his brand, but it all backfired.
About 9-months ago, the Hip Hop OG had Tekashi as a guest on his "Coca Vision" podcast and he warned the young rapper about how the feds will plot against you to throw you in jail. Joe tried to warn him how hanging around the wrong people could get him in deep sh*t. He even brought up rapper Bobby Shmurda, who's currently serving a 7-year prison sentence as an example of what NOT to do.
Check it at the 7-minute mark.
To be honest, Tekashi didn't look like he was receiving everything Joe was trying to school him on.
TMZ caught up with Joe after he finished passing out food at his Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway in NYC and he reflected on their conversation.
“I was just trying to school him," Joe said about the interview. "I been through that, I had the heat on me, you know, I was wilin’ in the streets. I tried to tell him as a young kid, it’s my job."
Not only that, Tekashi told him about the federal case when there were in Dubai recently.
“He was telling me everything I told him in the interview,” Joe shared.
Peep his interview below:
Before his arrest, Tekashi hopped on Instagram and told his fans he fired EVERYONE from his team as an attempt to disassociate himself with his gang. The Feds obviously didn't care.
“All the upcoming rappers and entertainers, you see what’s going on. Be careful, take care of your family, B," Joe said. And he's right. These youngings need to start listening to the OGs who have already been where they are and learn from their mistakes.
Tekashi, who has a daughter, is facing 32-years-to-life in prison. A judge denied him bail after saying he's "too dangerous" to the community.
Photo: Fat Joe's IG/Tekashi's IG
Kanye West is in the giving spirit right before the holidays. Find out how he's helping those affected by the Calirfonia fires, plus what his wife said about him and her near naked social media photos inside.
Also, peep Meghan Markle, Prince Harry and their cute baby bump making rounds in London inside...
Kanye West is REALLY in the spirit of giving back during these holidays.
Earlier this week, the PABLO rapper (above, leaving the Bel Air Hotel in a red Carhartt jacket) donated $150,000 to the slain Chicago security guard and he also pledged to donate all of the YEEZY Calabasas track pant profits to the California Community Foundation’s Wildfire Relief Fund and the California Fire Foundation.
He isn't stopping there.
'Ye, in collaboration with Yeezy and adidas, are donating a total of $500,000 to help those who have been affected by the fires that are destroying parts of California. $200,000 is being donated to the California Fire Foundation, another $200,000 is going to the California Community Foundation's Wildfire Relief Fund. And they're donating $100,000 to firefighter Mike Williams after learning his home in Oak Park, Calif., burned down while he was saving others' properties.
Kanye's wife Kim Kardashian West made the announcement during a recent appearance on "Ellen."
"To know that you've lost your home, Kanye, Yeezy and Adidas wanted to donate to you guys $100,000," Kim said, "so you guys can pick up the pieces."
Peep the clip below:
The Wests were forced to evacuate their $60 million Hidden Hills mansion and hired private firefighters to protect their home.
"[The fires] got to our gate. Luckily, we had protection and firefighters right there who were helping us to get the fires out," Kim shared. "We're still not in our home now because the smoke smell is too intense, and we have these machines everywhere trying to blow out the smoke smell. We were lucky; we're blessed."
During the interview, Kim also shared how Kanye gets "bothered" when she posts damn near nude pics on her social media accounts.
"I go through waves," the "Keeping Up With Kardashians" star said. "Sometimes I'm like, 'OK, I'll be more conservative on my Instagram.' And sometimes I really have to get something out if I'm feeling good about myself for I've been working out really hard. And then I'll post something and he'll get upset. Then we'll just, you know...it's a cycle."
He may act like he's "bothered," but we're not totally convinced. Especially since she was doing FAR more than this before and when he met her....
In Royal news...
Royal baby bump alert!
Aww! We love how she's embracing motherhood already.
Meghan Markle is bumping along in London.
For her most recent solo engagement, the Duchess of Sussex went to the Hubb Community Kitchen. The mom-to-be was on hand to help prepare a meal with the women whom she created a cookbook to support their cause titled, "Together: Our Community Cookbook."
The mom-to-be rocked a burgendy collarded dress and matching coat by Club Monaco with ankle boots by Givenchy, the same designer who created her wedding dress.
The former "Suits" star rolled up her sleeves and got to work! She said it reminded her of how her grandmother used to prepare Thanksgiving dinner when she was a kid.
Over the weekend...
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex - and the Royal Baby - attended the Royal Variety Performance at The London Palladium over the weekend. Too cute! Yes she's holding her bump at all times and NO we do not care. Loves it.
— Royal Variety (@RoyalVariety) November 19, 2018
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex met performers on stage at the London Palladium following this evening’s #RoyalVarietyPerformance, in aid of the @RoyalVariety Charity. #Variety4Charitypic.twitter.com/RoLSYCin1H
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) November 19, 2018
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) November 19, 2018
The royal baby is expected to make his/her arrival in the spring. Can't wait!
Tekashi just got a Thanksgiving blessing. He's out of gen pop and in a "more neutral" unit...for prisoners who cooperate with authorities. Deets inside, plus Nicki Minaj giving her vocal support to the alleged felon.
Wow. Once again, rapper Tekashi 69 gets out of prison after being charged for umpteen felonious crimes once again. This time though, he walked into another detention center after being locked up in a Brooklyn prison in general population. He's actually in a "neutral" unit known to house folks who are cooperating with authorities. Apparently, snitches don't get stitches because he hasn't yet been harassed inside. He's reportedly worried about his family, including his 2-year-old daughter, on the outside tough.
Tekashi 6ix9ine has been transferred to a federal facility that is regularly used to house witnesses who cooperate with the feds ...
Sources connected to the new detention center tell TMZ ... federal authorities facilitated the transfer Wednesday night. Our sources say 69 specifically asked to be in a unit away from the Crips and the Bloods.
69's attorney, Lance Lazzaro, would not comment on whether his client is trying to cut a deal in return for spilling the beans on others in his racketeering case ... he would only tell TMZ the transfer was for "security reasons." Lazzaro tells us 69 was getting threats from gang members at MDC.
Tekashi, who was behind bars until Wednesday night at the Brooklyn Metropolitan Detention Center where he was exposed to other inmates in general population, is now in a unit with "neutral inmates." Translation -- no gang members.
The rapper was arrested by the Feds Sunday night for alleged racketeering, and alleged involvement in conspiring to commit armed robberies, drug deals and shootings. While Tekashi went on Instagram a few days prior to make it KNOWN he's fired everyone on his team and is no way associated with any of them, authorities still believe 69 personally committed an armed robbery back in April. That's not the only crime they're looking at him for either.
The self-proclaimed King of NY has pushed back his project that was due out this weekend:
Out of your control? Ok guy. You were LITERALLY arrested for alleged acts by you and your people over a span of 5 years. You have some control in this.
He's getting support from his homie Nicki Minaj, though. She turned off comments on this post since folks have previously dragged her for supporting his actions, especially those pedophile chsrges.
Nicki went back to Queens to hand out food for the holidays. A queen of Queens.
Celebs rolled up their sleeves and got to work to help give back to those less forunate on Thanksgiving. Get into the holiday spirit inside...
Thanksgiving is a day of thanks and helping those who less fornuate.
The L.A. Mission is once again feeding Thanksgiving meals to thousands of homeless people on Skid Row. And this year, they were able to get Kevin Hart and his family to help out.
The Night School actor brought his wife Eniko Hart, his daughter Heaven Hart, son Hendrix Hart (who recently celebrated his 11th birthday), and his baby boy Kenzo Hart. Everyone pitched in to help serve food to the homeless at the 2018 LA Mission Thanksgiving held at LA Mission.
"The Real" co-host Loni Love and actress Garcelle Beauvais were also in the mix to help out.
Aww! Look at Heaven!
Superproducer Pharrell Williams came out to give back along with his wife Helen Lasichanh and his son Rocket Ayers Williams.
Rocket is his father's TWIN.
Loni helped feeding the homeless before hopping on a flight to Vegas to spend time with her boo. On the last taping of "The Real" she said she and her beau were spending Thanksgiving in Las Vegas, however, they are NOT getting married while they're there. Ha!
Nia long brought her boys Massai Zhivago Dorsey II and Kez Sunday Udoka.
Garcelle also had her twin boys, Jax and Jade, with her to help give back.
Peep a few clips from the event below:
Photos: Splash/Startraks/LA Mission's IG/Loni's IG/Kevin's IG/Nia's IG
Karrueche and Victor Cruz are serving up holiday looks you and BAE can recreate. Go inside to see their lewks, plus deets on LaLa and Carmelo Anthony having dinner together inside...
Lowkey love to coupledom goals.
Karrueche Tran and Victor Cruz quietly got together around this time last year and since then, have subtly shared their love fest with the world. The "Claws" actress and former NFLer aren't posting each other every day on social media with cute captions. However, they're morphing into coupledom goals as we spot them on date night and hitting up red carpet events together.
The lovebirds joined forces with Harper's Bazaar to recreate to NYC's most conniving and sexy on-screen couple, Chuck Bass and Blair Waldorf of Gossip Girl. Kae and Cruz hit up the now-classic show's most notable hot spots—in all the chicest holiday looks to shop now.
As for a couple trying to get back on track...
LaLa and Carmelo Anthony are seemingly working on their relationship.
After showing up at Melo's NYC fashion event in September, it seems the "Power" star and NBA baller are still trying to figure things out. Sources tell Page Six, Melo, LaLa and their son, Kiyan Anthony, dined together at Il Mulino Tribeca recently.
“It was an early dinner, and they were all sharing. It was cozy, family time. They were very sweet,” a source told the site.
Not only did LaLa accompany her estranged husband"Melo Made" capsule collection event (above), she was also on his arm for Swizz Beatz's birthday party back in September.
Back in April 2017, it was reported La and Melo, who share 11-year-old Kiyan Anthony, had separated with La La having moving out of the family's New York home and into her own place after 7 years of marriage. The breakup news came as rumors were circulating that Melo had allegedly got a chick named Mia Burks pregnant.
In June 2017, LaLa revealed on the "Wendy Williams Show" that she didn't have any plans on divorcing the NBA star and that she was totally focused on raising Kiyan in a healthy environment. La and Melo have been spotted together since the split - at Kiyan's basketball games, out to eat with Kiyan and they both went to visit the family of slain Bronx teen Lesandro "Junior" Guzman-Feliz in June 2018.
The "Power" star was also spotted courtside at Madison Square Garden when Melo had a "homecoming" game against the Knicks after he was traded to the OKC Thunder. So it def seems like they're trying to work things out.
Melo was signed to the Houston Rockets in August, but the team recently waived him from playing.
Photos: Harper's Bazaar/Startraks
The never ending saga with Future and his hive of women continues. His baby's mother and latest girlfriend he claims says she left him. Let the mutual draggings commence.
We guess Brittni Mealey put on Future's other ex Ciara's "Level Up" and got her life together, because chick says she now realizes her worth.
Just a couple weeks ago she was defending her baby's father - as they both have been perpetrating like they're in a full blown relationship again - for how he was extra boo'd up with his OTHER baby's mother Joie Chavisat her recent baby shower. Folks have been calling out his King of F**kbois self for the longest. Now she's finally smartened up.
Britt posted that she left Future, that she's not a gold digger, that he didn't deserve her, and y'all need to stop associating her name with his.
Girl, we only associate your name with his because YOU told us to by constantly telling the world he's your king. And if you got back with him after he begged you to come back, yes, that's still a dumb move that you decided to make. "No" can be a full sentence. Of course a man who loves having women at his beck and call that he can control and mess over is something he's going to beg to keep.
As usual, Future got in his feelings when a woman he's with told him he aint sh*t. Remember how he acted when Ciara called things off? Now, he's posting petty subliminals saying that he's happy she's happy.
Brittni's smartened up before, let's see if it sticks this time.
It was all good just a little while ago:
The two were yachting around for her birthday back in August.
We have a new queen to stan. Ellen Pompeo spoke out for inclusion in one of the most unlikliest places as Gabrielle Union looked on and agreed. Find out everything she said, plus deets on singing legend Marvin Gaye getting his own U.S. Postal Service stamp inside...
It's refreshing to witness a white woman speak up on Hollywood's diversity problem.
"Grey’s Anatomy" star Ellen Pompeo sat down for a roundtable talk for Net-A-Porter with Gabrielle Union, Gina Rodriguez, and Emma Roberts. The ladies were talking about how racial conversations leave some people uncomfortable and that's when Ellen opened up about how it's white people's duty to call this ish out. And she did it quite boldly. She noted how there were plenty of women working behind-the-scenes at Net-A-Porter, however, there were hardly any people of color.
“This day has been incredible,” she says. “And there’s a ton of women in the room, but I don’t see enough color. And I didn’t see enough color when I walked in the room today. I had a meeting with the director of another endorsement project that I’m doing, and I said, ‘You know, when I show up on set, I would like to see the crew look like the world that I walk around in every day. And I think it’s up to all productions to make sure your crew looks like the world we see.
“As caucasian people, it’s our job,” she continued. “It’s our task. It’s our responsibility to make sure we speak up in every single room that we walk into. That this is not OK, and that we can all do better. It’s our job because we’ve created the problem.”
This is a whole message. A message black women have shared for years, but it fell on deaf ears. Gabrielle Union shared how she sometimes doesn't like addressing the diversity issue to avoid appearing ungrateful.
Hopefully, the message resonates with other white people now that a white woman is speaking out about it.
Oh, and Latina actress Gina Rodriguez tried it. She then started adding her 2 cents, saying black women earn more than Asian and Latina women.
“I get so petrified in this space talking about equal pay especially when you look at the intersectional aspect of it, right? Where white women get paid more than black women, black women get paid more than Asian women, Asian women get paid more than Latina women, and it’s like a very scary space to step into. Because I always feel like I fail when I speak about it because I can’t help but feel already so gracious to do what I do and I feel like, culturally, I feel like I was raised to just feel so appreciative of getting here.”
Umm...did she not know Sofia Vergara is the highest paid TV actress? Like girl, just stop. By the way, Sofia has been the highest paid TV actress for the past 7 years. Given, one top-money-making Latina actress doesn't mean the whole group is banking out of control. However, if you can't provide receipts that black women some sort of way have it the "best" out of other minorty groups, KEEP IT. The message is damaging and dangerous.
Peep the interview below, starting at the 16-minute mark:
In #BlackExcellence news...
The U.S. Postal Service is honoring Marvin Gaye in a major way.
The iconic singer is getting his own commemorative stamp that will be issued in 2019. The stamp is part of the Postal Service's Music Icons series. The stamp features a portrait of the Grammy award winner, dubbed the Prince of Soul, designed by Kadir Nelson. The stamp pane is designed to resemble a vintage 45 rpm record sleeve. One side of the pane includes the stamps, brief text about Gaye's legacy, and the image of a sliver of a record seeming to peek out the top of the sleeve. Another portrait of Gaye, also inspired by historic photographs, appears on the reverse along with the Music Icons series logo.
Check out my new US Postage Stamp! Coming in 2019. Marvin Gaye.
With this new stamp in the Music Icons series, the U.S. Postal Service honors Marvin Gaye (1939–1984) — the “Prince of Soul” by @KadirNelson#marvingaye#kadirnelson#stamps#motownpic.twitter.com/PwXvqfDWeg
— Kadir Nelson (@KadirNelson) November 20, 2018
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Check out my new US Postage Stamp! Coming in 2019. Marvin Gaye. With this new stamp in the Music Icons series, the U.S. Postal Service honors Marvin Gaye (1939–1984) — the “Prince of Soul” — one of the most influential music performers of his generation. The stamp design features a portrait of Gaye inspired by historic photographs. The stamp pane is designed to resemble a vintage 45 rpm record sleeve. One side of the pane includes the stamps, brief text about Gaye’s legacy, and the image of a sliver of a record seeming to peek out the top of the sleeve. Another portrait of Gaye, also inspired by historic photographs, appears on the reverse along with the Music Icons series logo. Art director Derry Noyes designed the stamp pane with original art by @kadirnelson #marvingaye #kadirnelson #stamps #motown #usps
The "Prince of Motown" blessed up with classics like "What's Going On," "Sexual Healing," "Let's Get it On" and tons more. Along with his Grammy wins, he was also elected to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. He was killed by his father on April 1, 1984, one day before his 45th birthday.
Photos: YouTube Screenshot/Kadir's IG
Kevin Hart's wife Eniko Hart is getting dragged on social media (Kev is getting a light drag) for throwing a "Cowboys & Indians" themed birthday party for their son Kenzo Hart's first birthday. More inside...
Kevin Hart and Eniko Hart are getting schooled online after throwing their son, Kenzo Hart, a "Cowboys & Indians" themed birthday party to celebrate his first birthday. Folks are even more up in arms for throwing this type of bash so close to Thanksgiving.
If you know the real history of Thanksgiving, then you know pilgrims/colonizers killed a whole tribe of Native Americans and celebrated the next day as it was declared "A Day Of Thanksgiving" after the men, women and children were killed.
In the first flick Eniko shared from the party (above), she snapped a group shot of everyone in attendance dressed up as Native Americans with the caption, "Zos cowboys & indians party was nothing but amazing! Thanks to everyone for coming.. we love you guys!"
Kenzo is a cutie despite the drama.
Folks have been blasting Eniko and Kev for not knowing better and how insensitive it can be to appropriate Native Americans' culture for their entertainement.
Sheesh. No one in the camp thought this was a bad idea before it was executed?
Meanwhile, Kenzo was the cutest:
The Night School actor didn't post any pictures from the party on his social media, however, he did post up this birthday tribute:
Eniko posted a tribute to baby Kenzo too:
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Happy 1st birthday my dearest Kenzo Where do i begin? words really can’t describe how special you are..how your infectious SMILE, LAUGHTER, & PERSONALITY light up a room. Life before you was amazing but it definitely feels more purposeful. Spending this past year with you has truly been an adventure. You’ve given me strength that i didn’t know i had literally! Lol. Everyday with you is SO worth it..I’m so blessed beyond measures to be your mommy. Thanks for bringing us more LOVE & HAPPINESS..My sweet pumpkin i love you! HAPPY BIRTHDAY! KKH.
Photos: Eniko's IG