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Uh-oh! Ronnie and Shamari Devoe owe Uncle Sam hella cash in back taxes. Get the deets on their tax situation, plus why T-Pain is suing his former manager for $1 million inside...
When flexing goes wrong.
"Real Housewives of Atlanta" newbies Ronnie Devoe and his wife Shamari Devoe reportedly owe the IRS a sh*t ton of money in back taxes.
RadarOnline obtained a document from the Federal Tax Lien Department of the Treasury, a tax lien was drawn up for the former New Edition singer five years ago (November 2013) in the amount of $366,786.38. Yikes!
“It appears to still be open and active and will stay this way until 12/25/2023 unless the IRS files a continuation,” Ellen Rodgers, the Real Estate Lien Clerk in the Real Estate Division from the Cobb County Superior Court told Radar.
The news comes to light after the couple showed off a lavish birthday party they threw for their twin boys' 1st birthday. While they threw the party at their home, they dropped $1,000 for the boys' cakes. Now, they're going to have dig deep to pay Uncle Sam his money.
By the way, Shamari is the one with the peach and she's the only one getting a "RHOA" check. We get that sometimes you make more than expected, and owe more than expected. And time can fly by when you're working out the extra payments. Too bad the IRS gives zero f's aout all of that though, especially when you're living it up on reality tv.
This isn't the first time Ronnie has face money issues. The singer and his NE bandmates all faced financial woes despite becoming so popular.
We hear Ronnie and Shamari are gearing up to release new music together under their moniker, Me & Mari.
In other legal woes...
T-Pain has pulled the trigger on a $1 million lawsuit against his former management company, Chase Entertainment Corporation. The reason? The singer (real name Faheem Najm) claims they were taking commissions illegally. And it seems he may have been scammed as the company was not even licensed to be an agent.
The Blast reports:
The rapper explains he signed a deal with Chase Entertainment back in 2005, which was extended for five years in 2009. They were to be his personal manager and talent agent in exchange for 20% commission from his recordings and endorsements.
T-Pain said he paid all the commissions over the years and did so on time. He says he only recently learned the company was not licensed to be an agent.
He says that over the years, “a relationship developed in which Plaintiff placed his full faith and trust” in the managers, who “promised to protect him and advise his career decisions.”
The rapper claims he fired his manager in 2014 and demanded they cease interfering with his business matters. T-Pain says the manager has failed to turn over all monies received relating to his music career.
The lawsuit accuses his former manager of not paying all the expenses he was required to, failing to account for all the money brought in and failing to provide accounting of his finances.
T-Pain also accuses his former manages of illegally taking commissions without obtaining a talent license and for allegedly “concealing from Plaintiff the true nature and details of the financial agreements related to his music career, including the income truly earned by him from his public performances and the necessary and proper expenses occurred in connection with same and marketing monies received by Defendant on behalf of Plaintiff’s career.”
He is seeking in excess of $1 million in damages and for the return of all commissions he paid since 2005.
Pharrell Williams got on his model steez to walk in Chanel's runway show and Janelle Monae - dripping in Chanel herself in the most bomb way - was his biggest fan on the front row. See his futuristic swag inside...
Pharrell Williams is already a rapper, record producer, Benjamin Buttons, songwriter and fashion designer. Now, he can add model to the list.
After hitting the stage in South Africa at the Global Citizen Festival, the "Happy" rapper popped up on the runway at Chanel‘s 17th Annual Métier d’Arts show held at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC. Decked out in gold, Skateboard P channeled a futuristic Pharaoh as he strolled down the runway in metallic pants, a gold knitted tunic with an oversized neck piece, and metallic boots.
By they way, this isn't the first time P collaborated with Chanel's Karl Lagerfeld. Back in October, he announced he and Chanel would be collaborating once again. According to ELLE, he'll be debuting a ready-to-wear capsule collection with the famed French fashion house in March 2019 in Seoul, Korea, followed by a worldwide release on April 4th.
Watch him in action below:
Sitting front row, singer Janelle Monae could hardly contain her excitement. She whipped out her phone to capture P ripping the runway.
And chick was a whole vision in her stipped Chanel threads, giving us French girl vibes.
Janelle celebrated her 33rd birthday a few days ago. Happy Belated!
Can we talk about this Chanel filled braid hair stylist Nikki Nelms created? Obsessed. Come on Nikki!
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Chanel Métiers d’Art Show Blessed to walk for @chanelofficial at the @metmuseum. This is a moment I’ll never forget. Being able to see all the art inside the museum and work with this amazing team felt unreal. To be the first black male model to walk a Chanel show... WHAT!? I’m still in disbelief. So thankful for @karllagerfeld @carolinelebar @aurelieduclos @carineroitfeld @netta_frankel @imgmodels and everyone that has manifested this moment. We made history
Model Alton Mason became the first black male-model to walk in a Chanel show in the 109 years the brand has existed. That's insane, but #ThisIsAmerica.
Kevin Hart just gave us the most dramatic announcement & withdrawal we've seen in a while, all in 24 hours time. Before most people could even congratulate the comedian on nabbing the 2019 Oscars hosting gig, he's already gone over a couple clapback cliffs and pulled out. Here's why....
About a day ago, Kevin Hart's dream to host the Oscars had finally come true.
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For years I have been asked if I would ever Host the Oscars and my answer was always the same...I said that it would be the opportunity of a lifetime for me as a comedian and that it will happen when it’s suppose to. I am so happy to say that the day has finally come for me to host the Oscars. I am blown away simply because this has been a goal on my list for a long time....To be able to join the legendary list of host that have graced that stage is unbelievable. I know my mom is smiling from ear to ear right now. I want to thank my family/friends/fans for supporting me & riding with me all this time....I will be sure to make this years Oscars a special one. I appreciate the @TheAcademy for the opportunity ....now it’s time to rise to the occasion #Oscars
And it lasted all of 36 hours.
Folks didn't forget that back in 2009 (and beyond), he said some pretty messed up things that can certainly be seen as homophobia and insulting toward the LGBT community. And the tweets and comments on the Academy's social media pages were coming in HOT.
I almost thought it was silly that Kevin hart stepped down but then I saw these homophobic ass tweets pic.twitter.com/3IaG27JJss
— Jaime (@JaimeEQUALITY) December 7, 2018
@benfraserlee GIF’d it, I just took the screenshots.
— Efren (@EfrenBlackjack) December 7, 2018
Lots of folks defended him as well with sentiments like these, saying "political correctness" is killing this country:
Sorry but @KevinHart4real having to step down over old comedic tweets from 10 years ago is fucking insane! Yeah I didn’t find the jokes funny, but humour is subjective. Just because you’re offended doesn’t make you right! Comedy is being killed because of offended delicate people
— Daz Black (@daz_black) December 7, 2018
The Kevin Hart situation is so stupid. Apparently you are allowed to make jokes about all groups of people except gay people lol. That doesn’t sound like equality to me.
— Anthony (@OMGItsBirdman) December 7, 2018
Then came a series of positive videos & posts from Kevin to combat the social media lashing he was getting:
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Stop looking for reasons to be negative...Stop searching for reasons to be angry....I swear I wish you guys could see/feel/understand the mental place that I am in. I am truly happy people....there is nothing that you can do to change that...NOTHING. I work hard on a daily basis to spread positivity to all....with that being said. If u want to search my history or past and anger yourselves with what u find that is fine with me. I’m almost 40 years old and I’m in love with the man that I am becoming. You LIVE and YOU LEARN & YOU GROW & YOU MATURE. I live to Love....Please take your negative energy and put it into something constructive. Please....What’s understood should never have to be said. I LOVE EVERYBODY.....ONCE AGAIN EVERYBODY. If you choose to not believe me then that’s on you....Have a beautiful day
Then, he'd had enough. Apparently the Academy caught wind of all the hoopla going on and asked him to just apologize. He said Nah. And withdrew as he host late Thursday evening.
Similar to his "explanation" after that cheating scandal he got caught red handed in thanks to a mirror and a hidden camera, he seemed to blame everybody else. He called out "trolls" for not dropping the subject and just letting him live.
Almost immediately after saying he withdrew from the gig because he didn't want to "apologize again" at the request of the Academy, he went and did just that on Twitter.
Not sure what the purpose of all the theatrics were if you were just going to say exactly what you said you didn't want to say.
He could have just apologized/re-explained again (despite folks saying they don't ever recall him doing so the first time, at least not fully), and then carried he hell on with hosting. But when pride and ego get in the way after a social media lashing, you get someone quitting the job of a lifetime.
Well, at least he has the huge crowd in Melbourne he performed for Thursday night to cushion the fall. And he's still on his multi-million dollar Irresponsible Tour.
The 2019 GRAMMY nominations are in and we've got the YBF list you've been waiting for. It's about to be a wild ride come Grammy SZN. Find out which of your favs nabbed nominations inside...
Cardi B's love life took a major hit, BUT her career continues to take off.
Following the announcement that she and Offset are breaking up, Bardi just became the queen of this year's Grammy Awards as she is the most nominated female artist, raking in a total of 5 nominations.
Bardi is up for Album of the Year for her debut album Invasion of Privacy, Record of the Year for "I Like It," Best Rap Album, Best Rap Performance for "Be Careful" and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for her Maroon 5 collaboration “Girls Like You.”
THIS IS INSANE. I DONT KNOW WHAT TO SAY. 5 NOMINATIONS?????
— H.E.R. (@HERMusicx) December 7, 2018
Soulful songstress H.E.R. landed 5 nominations too. She's up for Album of the Year (H.E.R.), Best New Artist, Best R&B Performance ("Best Part," featuring Daniel Caesar), Best R&B Song ("Focus"), and Best R&B Album (H.E.R.).
While the ladies were killing it this year (Ariana Grande also racked up a few noms), Nicki Minaj and her Queen album were noticeably shut out.
By the way, Maren Morris is also up for five awards.
Kendrick Lamar leads the pack with the most nominations, landing in 8 different cateogries. He's nominated for Album of the Year and Record of the Year for the Black Panther track "All The Stars," featuring SZA. He's also up for Song of the Year, Best Rap Performance (“King’s Dead”), 2 nominations for Best Rap Song (“King’s Dead” & “WIN”), and Best Rap/Sung Performance and Best Song Written for Visual Media (“All The Stars”).
Drake comes in behind Kendrick with 7 nominations for Album of the Year (SCORPION), Record of the Year and Song of the Year ("God's Plan), 2 for Best Rap Song ("God's Plan" & "Sicko Mode"), and 2 for Best Rap Performance ("Nice For What" & "Sicko Mode")
While the Carters were shut out of the major categories, Beyonce and Jay Z were nominated in 3 categories, including Best Urban Contemporary Album (Everything Is Love), Best Music Video ("APESH*T"), and Best R&B Performance ("Summer").
Childish Gambino received 5 nominations this year - Song of the Year, Record of the Year, Best Rap/Sung Performance, and Best Music Video for his track "This Is America." He also landed a spot for Best R&B Song ("Feels Like Summer").
Toni Braxton scooped up 3 nominations for Best R&B Performance, Best R&B Song ("Long As I Live") and Best R&B Album (Sex & Cigarettes).
we did it sis 5:30am when we found out about the 2 grammy noms... unbelievable pic.twitter.com/yr0voC1M6U
— chloe x halle (@chloexhalle) December 7, 2018
Chloe X Halle are nominated for Best New Artist where they will go up against H.E.R., Luke Combs, Greta Van Fleet, Dua Lipa, Margo Price, Bebe Rexha and Jorja Smith. The ladies are also up for Best Urban Contemporary Album (The Kids Are Alight) where they'll go up against the Carters and Miguel (War & Leisure). And their happiness is about to be make US cry too!
Ella Mai nabbed 2 nominations for Song of the Year and Best R&B Song ("Boo'd Up").
— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) December 7, 2018
Janelle Monae scooped up 2 nominations: Album of the Year (Dirty Computer) and Best Music Video ("PYNK").Lalah Hathaway was also nominated in 2 categories: Best R&B Performance ("Y O Y") and Best R&B Album (Honestly)
I am grateful to be nominated for 2 GRAMMY awards this year!! WOW! Our God is BEYOND amazing family! Thank you @RecordingAcad and everyone who continues to support me and congratulations to all of the other awesome nominees.
To GOD BE ALL THE GLORY! pic.twitter.com/MOk3hXCaFa
— Jekalyn Carr (@JekalynCarr) December 7, 2018
Jekalyn Carr nabbed 2 nominations for Best Gospel Performance ("You Will Win") and Best Gospel Album (One Nation Under God).
Kanye West landed 1 nomination this year for Producer of the Year, where he'll go up against Pharrell Williams, Boi-1da, Linda Perry and Larry Klein.
80/85!!! That’s almost 1 Grammy nomination for every year I’ve been on this planet!! I. Am. OVERWHELMED. Thank-Q & congratulations to my beautiful team...my baby doonkie @iamrashidajones& the talented @pauladupre#AlHickspic.twitter.com/uKJdj49X1A
— Quincy Jones (@QuincyDJones) December 7, 2018
Quincy Jones was nominated for Best Music Film for his documentary QUINCY.
The Best Rap Album category features Cardi B, Pusha-T, Nipsey Hussle, Travis Scott and the late Mac Miller. That'll be a doozy.
Dave Chapelle and Chris Rock nabbed nominations in the Best Comedy Album category. Tiffany Haddish and Questlove will duke it out in the Best Spoken Word Album cateogry. Eminem and J.Cole are also nominated. Em got a Best Rap Song nod for "Lucky You" off Kamikaze, where he actually spits a line about selling his soul for the Grammys. Cole was nominated in the Best R&B Song category for his songwriting role on Miguel’s “Come Through and Chill,” and for Best Rap/Sung Performance category for his part on 6lack’s “Pretty Little Fears.”
Lil Wayne's Tha Carter V did drop two days before the Grammys cut off date, but it's unclear if his team submitted the paperwork.
Teyana Taylor felt like she was shut out as well, and calls the GRAMMYS a popularity contest:
The “ROLL OUT” i’ve BEEN STRESSING TO EVERYONE, but people considered it “complaining” is now gagging. Not shocked at all. Like I’ve been saying!! Every album deserves a proper rollout. No proper rollout/marketing/push= no acknowledgement. I’ve always been very vocal about that. https://t.co/LxCSVUfYXW
— TEYANA M.J. SHUMPERT (@TEYANATAYLOR) December 7, 2018
I have to learn from this!! Y’all was rooting for me y’all was all rooting for me lmfaoooooo Tyra Voice https://t.co/G8ZtGkG6Zm
— TEYANA M.J. SHUMPERT (@TEYANATAYLOR) December 7, 2018
Maybe next time https://t.co/v2YPqk8eSC
— TEYANA M.J. SHUMPERT (@TEYANATAYLOR) December 7, 2018
Check out the full list of nominations here.
The 61st Annual Grammy Awards ceremony will go down on February 10, 2019 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Michelle Williams allegedly reveals she and her fiancé Chad Johnson have ended their engagement. Deets inside...
Singer Michelle Williams has seemingly announced she and her fiancé/pastor Chad Johnson have called off their engagement, if what was allegedly posted to her Instagram Stories means what we all think it means.
The Destiny's Child singer hopped on Instagram Stories to announce that she and Chad are calling it quits right after releasing her new single "Fearless."
The reason? "Things didn't work out," the 38-year-old singer seemingly said about the breakup.
“I still remain fearless,” she wrote on the no longer available Instagram Stories post. “I guess I still remain single! Things didn’t work out. The healing that needs to take place is a must! I don’t wanna destroy another relationship. Blessings to him, his family and ministry. #FEARLESS”
Since Chad is a pastor and they're currently on a show about their engagement, she's more than likely speaking about him despite not saying his name. In another post, she wrote, "I still remain fearless! I don't know the future! Sorry to disappoint everyone. We are no longer together!!"
Like we said, she has either deleted the breakup announcement or it was posted more than 24 hours ago. It seems as though Michelle has announced the couple's breakup, if these screenshots we found are not photoshopped and if she's indeed speaking about Chad.
It was seemingly all good less than a week ago:
Fans have watched Michelle and Chad gear up to make their way down the aisle on their OWN reality show "Chad Loves Michelle" where they went through pre-wedding therapy before tying the knot. And it def came with some drama between the two.
On one episode, Michelle and Chad got into a HUGE argument and ish got REAL. They were fighting dirty about race and mental health issues. Michelle brought up the fact that Chad may not understand where she's coming from at times being that he's not black. That offended him and when he responded, he brought up her mental health/depression struggles. Red flags? Seemingly so. We're glad she took heed too.
The couple began dating in the summer of 2017 after meeting at a spiritual retreat in Arizona months earlier. They got engaged in March 2018 when Chad popped the question in Pebble Beach, California without Michelle having met his parents.
"Chad Loves Michelle" still has three more episodes to air, so this will likely be the end of their series unless they decide to get back together.
You can listen to Michelle's new "Fearless" single below:
Photos: Chad's IG
Not sure about y'all, but we're having that same feeling of disgust about Cecil and "Tammy" that we did when Dr. Simone spilled all that tea about their friendship during the last "Married 2 Medicine" reunion. The latest on their foolishness inside....
On the last reunion show for "Married 2 Med", Simone finally revealed what a lot of her pent up anger was about when it came to her husband Cecil. She had announced they were divorcing, and her cast members just couldn't understand why. We guess the fact Cecil never tells Simone he loves her and has issues with boundaries would be non-issues for them in THEIR marriages. Chile....
When Dr. Simone dropped the truth bomb about Cecil's inappropriate relationship with the couple's long time friend Tammy, folks didn't have much more to say. Simone went off, dropping tea about Tammy staying with them for 8 days...during the Holidays....even though she lives down the street from them. As usual, Cecil acted like a mute and as if he saw nothing wrong with the "friendship." It wasn't enough that his wife saw everything wrong with it.
Some type of way, Toya Harris, Dr. Jackie and others convinced Simone to call off the divorce and work things out. This season, Cecil was allowed to move back in with Simone, but that ish didn't last long.
On tonight's episode (the show moves to Fridays tonight!), Simone and Cecil go to dinner where Simone unloads about his completely inappropriate solo dinner date with Tammy. Simone became ALL the way unhinged, and we're not mad at any of it. Cecil's even got us fuming. He is trying it, and trying TF out of it.
Check out our exclusive sneak peek below:
How is one this disrespectful without a job? Pssh...
Married to Medicine” moves to its new time airing Fridays at 9PM ET/PT on Bravo.
Cardi B. finally found time to show up in court this morning to face the judge over that strip club meelee with her now ex Offset's alleged mistress(es). What she said about it all and how she's acting unbothered AF inside...
Leave it to Cardi to walk into court with rainbow hair and a big smile and leave with barely a slap on the wrist....yet.
The raptress arrived on time at Queens Criminal Court this morning, after missing her court date earlier in the week. She sent her lawyers in her place on Monday, but the judge said that's not good enough, and she herself needed to show up today or be arrested. It didn't help she missed two other court dates after being summoned on October 1st for these misdemeanor reckless endangerment and assault charges.
The "Be Careful" rapper got rewarded for following instructions. She was released with a stern warning to not contact the two women who filed suit on her. The suit alleged Cardi ordered people to beat them up at their job at Angels Strip Club a couple months ago. The women - Jade and her sister Baddie Gi - were bartenders at the now defunct Angels and were rumored to have been messing around with Cardi's husband Offset.
Cardi revealed a few days ago that she and Offset are now "done", and it may take some time to get divorced.
When she entered the courthouse this AM, she was asked what it felt like to be facing the judge on the same day she copped 5 Grammy nominations. Peep the video below for her response:
Newly single Cardi's been acting super unbothered lately. She hit the club in Miami the other night to host the Art Basel opening night party at Eleven Miami:
She was spotted dancing and getting her whole life with her homie Young Miami (Caresha) from City Girls. The twosome had just wrapped shooting the "Twerk" video, which they were shooting on the same day as Cardi's original courtdate.
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A Moment Of A Lifetime ‼️ Words can’t even express how I felt giving these ladies a great opportunity. It was nothing but positive vibes. This 25k challenge was more than just twerking, it was a moment for women all over the world to unite. Although, there could only be one winner, everyone was a winner in my eyes & everyone walked away with a prize. This is only the beginning to a great start. Love all my City Girls & City Boys ‼️ #GirlCode #Twerk
Cardi's set to perform in Manhattan tonight.
Battles between Jennifer Hudson& David Otunga, and Blac Chyna& Rob Kardashian continue. Get the latest inside...
The custody battle between Jennifer Hudson and her ex-fiance David Otunga continues. And now, they're about to go to trial to figure out who will get more time with their son, David Otunga Jr.
"The Voice" judge and the WWE commentator will be going to trial after an Illinois judge set a court date for March 11, 2019 to finally set a custody agreement in place. You'll recall, David was granted temporary custody of their son David Jr. due to the fact that the “Spotlight” singer was traveling a lot for work.
According to The Blast, the former couple will testify in court to argue who should get more custody and who should pay support. And the judge expects the trail to last for five days. Sheesh.
The site reports:
Last year, Hudson originally filed for an emergency order of protection accusing Otunga of pushing her while holding their son David. The court granted the temporary request but Hudson would later drop the petition altogether. Otunga has always denied the allegations.
Since she dropped her petition for an order of protection, the two have been battling it out in court with each filing motion after motion in court accusing the other of playing legal games.
At one point, Jennifer feared he would kidnap their son and David claimed she was trying to defame him with her allegations.
Otunga has even fired off a subpoena to Jennifer’s sister Julie requesting she sit for a deposition in the case. The two have even been fighting over the choice of school bus stops.
Bus stops? Lordt. Hope they work something out for the sake of David Jr.
As for other battling exes...
Things are still heated between Blac Chyna and Rob Karashian. Well, at least on Rob's end.
RadarOnline claims Rob has been forced to pay Chyna's legal fees. Not only that, he has to return some jewelry and a Range Rover for the money. In October 2017, Chy and Rob signed a judgement regarding custody and child support for their 2-year-old daughter Dream Kardashian. The judge ordered Rob to pay $25,000 for Chyna's legal fees. He was also ordered to return several other items to pay her bills. Because you know, he's been claiming he's broke these days.
The site reports:
According to the agreement: “Within five days of execution of this Stipulated Judgement, Respondent [Rob] shall pay Petitioner [Chyna] $25,000, return any jewelry gifted by Petitioner to Respondent for R’s use, and transfer to Petitioner his 2016 Range Rover supercharged (long wheel base) with 9,237 miles …, as a contribution toward Petitioner’s attorney’s fees and costs incurred in conjunction with this action.”
Kardashian posted various text messages between him and his ex, including naked pictures of Chyna, prompting the model to file a restraining order.
As part of the October 2017 judgement, however, Chyna agreed to drop the restraining order claim. Both sides agreed to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement as well as a “stay away” order where they promised to refrain from stalking, harassing and threatening one another in person and online.
He also had to pay for other jewelry, according to the agreement:
“As further contribution to said [legal] fees and costs, Petitioner [Chyna] shall be entitled to retain all jewelry formerly gifted to her by Respondent [Rob] and currently in her possession, including, but not limited to, the three bracelets which have not yet been paid for. Respondent shall pay for said three bracelets and for any repairs to jewelry formerly gifted to Petitioner by Respondent and returned to the jeweler with damages. Petitioner and Respondent shall each be responsible for any and all additional attorney’s fees and costs he to she respectively incurs in conjunction with this action.”
As you know, Rob agreed to pay Chyna $20,000/month for child support if she would drop the domestic violence restraining order she filed against him and 50/50 custody of Dream. However, he recently filed to have his child support payments lowered. In fact, he claims he's so broke that Chyna should be paying HIM since they have 50/50 custody of little Dream.
He said it is Chyna's fault that he can't make as much money after she filed that domestic violence restraining order against him (it has since been dropped). He also made claims that he no longer makes $1 million for his appearances on "Keeping Up WIth The Kardashians."
The Lash Boutique owner popped back with claims that Rob is "manipulating" the numbers to make it seem like he's not making as much money as he actually is.
Lisa Bloom, Chyna's lawyer, announced Chyna still has a separate, active civil case against Rob which raises the domestic violence issue. Earlier this year, a judge suspended all child support obligations until they figure this ish out. The former couple turned in their financial documents and are now waiting for a final decision.
The future is female and the future is now. Go inside to see Janelle Monae accept her Trailblazer Award from Billboard, along with flicks of Black Panther stars, Viola Davis and more showing love at The Hollywood Reporter's women celebration inside...
Janelle Monae is effortlessly gorgeous, but she also has a big heart, which makes her even more beautiful.
Looking back on the year, the YBF trailblazer celebrated some professional and personal milestones. She released her third studio album, Dirty Computer, and she also let her fans into her world a bit more when she revealed she is a queer black woman.
Last night, Billboard hosted its 13th Annual Women In Music ceremony inside New York's Pier 36 and the "Yoga" singer was honored. She received Billboard's Trailblazer Award rocking a gray pinstriped suit from Gareth Pugh complete with bell-bottom chaps and exaggerated shoulders. And she brought that epic, next-level braid to the celebration as well.
During her acceptance speech, the "PYNK" singer said she felt comfort and joy knowing that by her sharing her story, it helped and touched others.
"I've discovered the most difficult trail to blzae is the one that takes us inside of who we are, individually, and as a whole," she said after accepting her award from rap newbie Tierra Whack. "Being a trailblazer is about diving in spaces unseen and undiscovered, which can be very exciting and frightening at the same time. For me, that meant uncovering aspects of who I am in order to create spaces for others."
She reflected on a story about a fan who told her Dirty Computer inspired her to come out to her mother and grandmother.
"Moments like those, they remind you, no matter what's going on in your life, how bad you’re feeling, by us walking in our truths, it can sometimes give the next person the courage to walk in theirs," she shared as she was met with applause.
Peep her full speech below:
Another baddie accepting an award...
SZA was honored with the Rule Breaker Award, presented by Anderson .Paak, who showered her with praise as he gushed about their first encounter at the 2014 Enter the Void Tour.
"SZA is a gutsy woman who is already in control," .Paak said.
The TDE singer thanked her family, specifically her parents and grandmother, who were in attendance.
"I'm just so thankful for everyone having patience with me," she said as she ran through a list of people on her team who has contributed to her success. Peep her acceptance speech below:
The gorgeous Patti LaBelle introduced the Woman of the Year award to her "baby" Ariana Grande. Peep her introduction, plus Ariana's acceptance speech below:
Alica Keys introduced the 'She is the Music' initiative, a non-profit aimed at cultivating the next generation of women in the industry.
At another event...
Viola Davis had the room on fire at The Hollywood Reporter's Women in Entertainment Power 100 breakfast when she hit the stage to deliver a powerful speech. The "How To Get Away With Murder" star was honored with the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award when she demanded folks in Hollywood to STOP taming us, us being BLACK WOMEN.
"My main message is 'stop taming us,' she said. "Everything that we are inside is what makes art in this world rich ... There is something to be said about being wild. Steve McQueen is wild. Barry Jenkins. Ryan Coogler.... These people who just dare. Who say you cannot silence me."
Viola said she and her husband Julius Tennon started JuVee Productions because she was tired of celebrating movies that didn't have "me in it." She wants Hollywood to start showing more authentic black female characters.
"I don't mean me Viola," Davis said. "I mean me as a black woman."
YAS! And this is why we STAN.
This white tho!
Peep her powerful speech below:
Also at the event...
Black Panther stars - Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong'o and Danai Gurira - surprised a student with a full-ride scholarship during The Hollywood Reporter's 2018 Women in Entertainment event held at Milk Studios in LA.
It's called The Black Panther Scholarship, created by Walt Disney Studios, which gave one girl from THR's Women in Entertainment Mentorship Program a scholarship worth $250,000 to Loyola Marymount University. Nice!
"We know that if we want to live in a world that looks more like Wakanda, the first step is you invest in women and girls," said Danai. A WORD!
The winner - 17-year-old Kalis Coleman- plans to become a pediatric dermatologist and is currently attending high school in Inglewood.
After being awarded the scholarship, Kalis thanked everyone: "I would like to thank my parents who birthed me, who made me who I am today. ... I just want to stand and say this is for girls who live in Compton, who live in Inglewood, and this is for girls and men who face adversaries. I just want to say that we can do it and it is possible."
Aww! Congrats to her!
The Oscar winner killed this gray Jean Paul Gaultier suit.
The coral on her melanin was perfection.
Chadwick got dressed up in Calvin Klein for the event.
Widows actor Brian Tyree Henry and "This Is Us" starlet Susan Kelechi Watson were in the mix.
The Hate U Give actress Amandla Stenberg posed it up in this blush Sies Marjan number from the FW18 RTW collection.
"The Real" co-host Loni Love, Trans activist/writer Janet Mock and A Wrinkle In Time star Gugu Mbatha-Raw came out to mix and mingle.
Oscar winning director Steve McQueen was also in the mix.
So "Love & Hip Hop" has basically moved to a two week marriage counseling session on WEtv. The new cast of "Marriage Bootcamp: Hip Hop" is a whole ki-ki.
We're setting our DVRs for this ish. The new upcoming season of “Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition” will have the recovering-from-cheating and semi-struggle-love all up and through it. And we're here for it.
This season includes Soulja Boy and Nia Riley, Waka Flocka and his wife Tammy Rivera, Lil’ Mo and her husband, boxer Karl Dargan, Jessica Dime and her fiancé, professional basketball player Shawne Williams and Lil’ Fizz of B2K and Tiffany Campbell.
Apparently, the temptations are still real and lavish lifestyles - on Instagram or in real life - are both a blessing and a curse. Here's what we've learned will go down this season:
Soulja Boy and Nia Riley have issues beyond repair, but the rapper actually wants to get married. Nia struggles to free herself from his control while caught in the crossfire of his vicious social media attacks. So yeah, a recipe for a disastrous relationship.
Rapper Waka Flocka and his wife Tammy Rivera may look like everything’s all gucci, but CONSTANT salacious rumors of infidelity say otherwise...
Hip Hop’s Superwoman aka Lil’ Mo and her husband, boxer Karl Dargan are dealing with alleged infidelity too. Mo recebtly said she's leaving the music world to be a lawyer (chile...), but her man is still getting hit with cheating rumors. And Mo is putting alleged side chicks on blast.
For “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” star, Jessica Dime and her fiancé, professional basketball player Shawne Williams, Boot Camp is their last resort. Apparently the baby and he ring isn't saving them. Shawne has yet to set a wedding date....in 2 years!
And reuniting for the first time in months, Lil’ Fizz of B2K and Tiffany Campbell from “Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood,” make a last-ditch effort to reignite the spark before the love completely fizzles out! But Tiffany isn’t the only ex in the mix for Fizz. Something tells us they need to gone ahead and hang it up...
Let the struggle love recovery begin! “Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition" premieres Thursday, January 10 at 10:00pm ET/PT on WE tv.
We've got the latest drama following Cardi B and Offset's uncoupling. Everything inside...
Last week, Cardi B announced she and Offset were broken up and that they were getting a divorce, which set social media on fire being that days before the announcement the two were all loved up and kissy on stage.
Since the announcement, folks have been chiming on about the breakup and a lot of people feel like it's a publicity stunt, especially since she made the announcement a week before the Migos rapper releases his new album.
Well, Bardi says that's the farthest from the truth because she would NEVER put out bad press about her family for publicity.
The "I Like It" rapper hopped on her Instagram Live to chat to her fans and haters to clear up some things following the breakup announcement. The 26-year-old rapper said she REALLY hates how people are accusing her of using her relationship to make headlines.
She posted the video after Offset broke his silence about the split and new details about how he was trying to keep the threesome news on the low came out. More on that in a few.
In the video, Bardi addressed the rumors that the split is all a PR stunt:
"I really don't like how people are saying me and my husband - or whatever he is right now to me - are doing it for publicity," she said. "I wouldn't put my family in a bad name for no f*ckin' publicity because at the end of the day - 10 years from now - my daughter, she's going to be looking at these type of things and she's going to be asking me about these type of things. There's a kid involved, so ain't no type of publicity that I would ever want that will have my daughter looking at me crazy when she gets older. I don't even give a f*ck about publicity, so why would you f*ckin' think I would put my family in some bullsh*t?"
She then added, "I feel like I'm handling it pretty well. I'm doing pretty good."
The "Bodak Yellow" rapper then addressed the rumors about how their whole relationship was fake from the jump. She said she met this man, he was on her a**, she gave him a chance, and then "we fell in love with each other." She admitted things weren't always gravy, but they really did love each other.
"People do fall in love. We never did anything for f*ckin publicity b*tch. You think I would get pregnant for publicity? Think we want to put our life out there for what? What we gain from publicity? Nothing. People fall in love, people get married, people have kids. I don't regret anything. At the end of the day, I don't regret anything. I have my daughter."
As a newbie in the industry, she said Offset taught her alot about the business and she's grateful for that.
The "Be Careful" rapper also addressed her recent court appearance after two strip club bartenders accused her of ordering people in her camp to beat them down. She ended up copping misdemeanor reckless endangerment and assault charges.
Bardi said court this week "was pretty cool" and that it's nothing like the blogs make it seem. She said she doesn't think the court thing is really that serious. She said she's from the hood, so this is nothing to her. Oh, ok.
Also, she addressed chicks who keep coming for her on social media. SHe said she has been seeing females subbing her on social media and she wants it to stop if they really don't want no smoke.
"Stop throwing subliminals if you don't want to throw the hands with me or my bitches because I hate that sh*t. Everybody want to sub me, but they don't want no smoke."
Maybe not the smartest statement to make at this time.
She went on to say she's not going to be subbing females back and forth. If they don't like her, she encouraged them to hit her on DMs and pick which one of her friends they want to fight because she has a lot of friends that like to throw hands. She said she's scared to throw hands now because "b*tches be wanting to sue me."
In music news, she said her "Money" video should be coming out this week. And she also said she would like to work with Lil Kim. Not even on some petty mess, but she has always had love for Kim and would love to hop on track with her. Check it:
Before Bardi hopped on Instagram Live, her estranged hubby Offset was all in his feelings, saying he misses Cardi. And even had the nerve to blame everyone else...again:
The first comment tho!
If you've been keeping up with the Cardi/Offset drama, then you know some text messages leaked where the "Stir Fry" rapper was arranging a threesome with two women - neither of them being his wife. After they leaked, it's reported Offset was working overtime behind-the-scenes, trying to get the screenshots whipped off the Internet.
The Blast reports:
Sources close to the situation tell The Blast a call was placed with Offset to alleged mistress, Summer Bunni, and the woman responsible for posting the messages, shortly after they were exposed and Cardi B announced a split with the Migos star.
During the call, Offset desperately pleaded for the leaked screenshots to be removed, and claimed the girls were “messing with my family.” The Migos member claimed he did not have anything to do with the girls involved, and “somebody needs to clear my name,” adding that the situation looked very bad on him.
We’re told the rapper may have gotten caught up in ongoing beef between Bunni’s friend, Cuban Doll, and the girl who posted the messages. Offset’s marriage was unfortunately collateral damage.
Somebody give this guy the F**kboi of 2018 crown.
Offset's alleged mistress - Summer Bunni - apologized to Cardi on her Instagram because she thought the rapper really had feelings for her. She even hopped on Facetime with TMZ, crying about the situation, and apologizing to Cardi. Check it:
Summer Bunni - a 20-year-old aspiring rapper - also released a track titled "Don't Matter," detailing her relationship with Offset. You can listen here.
Cardi appeared on "CBS This Morning" over the weekend where she talked about her rise to fame. She also talked about her feud with Nicki Minaj boiling over during New York Fashion Week. Check it at the 5-minute mark above.
By the way, the Bronx queen has been nominated for 5 Grammys this year. Find out which categories she'll be competing in HERE.
Photos: Getty/Summer's IG
Matt Barnes just had one hell of a weekend. Gloria Govan? Not so much. Get the latest inside...
Matt Barnes' prayers have been answered.
A judge sided with the former NBA baller on his request to have his $20,000/month child support payment lowered. And it was drastically reduced.
According to court documents, obtained by The Blast, Barnes' child support payments were cut from $20K/month to $7,500/month for his twin boys with Gloria Govan. That's $3,750 each kid and that's the exact amount Matt petitioned for. He told the judge the original child support payment was too rich for his pockets being that he's no longer in the NBA. Not only that, he now has more custody with their sons after that crazy school incident that landed her jail for child endangerment.
As of now, Gloria gets the boys every other weekend and also every Wednesday and Thursday throughout the week. Luckily, she no longer has to have monitored visitation. The custody order is still temporary and it's reported Gloria will be going back to court to try and get 50/50 custody permanently.
After landing that victory, he also copped another blessing:
Big congrats are in order for Matt and his girlfriend Anansa Sims - who is the daughter of legendary supermodel Beverly Johnson - as they welcomed their first child together over the weekend.
Just in time for the holidays, the couple became the parents of Ashton Joseph Barnes, aka "AJ," who weighed in at 8lbs 13oz and was 22.5 inches long.
Looks like that support reduction was right on time. Hmph.
Photos: Matt's IG/Anansa's IG
Ty Dolla Sign could be spending a long time behind bars if he's convicted on cocain possession charges. Get those deets, plus peep video footage of Nipsey Hussle losing it after a brawl breaks out following his girlfriend Lauren London's birthday inside...
Things aren't looking too good for Ty Dolla Sign.
It's being reported he could possibly end up behind prison walls for 15 years now that he has been indicted on felony drug charges that includ possession of cocaine. Yikes.
There are three serious counts against him, which include felony possession of cocaine, felony possession of THC and misdemeanor possession of less than 1 ounce of weed. If convicted, he could get up to 15 years in prison.
So, how did he get caught?
Well, he was traveling through Fulton County, GA when his sprinter van was pulled over by police. Ty and his crew - including producer Skrillex - were searched and that's when he got busted. Drug dogs on the scene were barking before they even arrested the singer/rapper. Oh, and get this...Ty was the only one who got busted for drugs. Damn.
Watch the arrest go down below:
As for more drama...
Yesterday, Lauren London rounded up her close friends and her man Nipsey Hussle for an intimate dinner date to celebrate her birthday.
However, after the dinner, ish went all the way left.
According to TMZ, it was a case of mistaken identity. It's reported some men accused the west coast rapper of starting a fight earlier in the night inside a club, but apparently, Nispey had nothing to do with it. The men approached Nipsey about the fight and that's when all hell broke loose. It seems Nipsey was defending himself. Things got crazy when the taser came out, but eventually, things simmered down.
Cops were called, but by time they got there, everyone involved was already gone. Seeing that this def isn't Nipsey's first time in a physical scuffle, he should consider getting security to fight these battles for him.
Before the fight broke out, everything was great. Lauren enjoyed spending time with the friends, including her ATL co-star Malika Haqq and her boyfriend OT Genasis, Cassie, and more:
Before the fight, Lauren posted a video of herself and Nipsey cutting up in the car together with one of her friends (that's the friend in the white you see in the fight video trying to pull Nipsy from the drama):
Whew, chile. Hood tales.
1. Tekashi 6ix9ine's attorney, Lance Lazzaro, says the NYC rapper will NOT be taking a plea deal despite all the mounting evidence tying him to multiple crimes. He said they're prepared to go trial and prove Tekashi's innocence. STORY
Photos: Getty/Lauren's IG
Mel B spent time in the hospital after she broke two ribs and severed her hand, however, the bizarre incident had nothing to do with drugs or alcohol despite what the rumor mill may say. Get the deets, plus read Omari Hardwick's emotional response to a "Power" crew member losing his life on set inside...
Mel B ended her weekend on the wrong foot. No pun intended.
On Sunday, the Spice Girl - seen above leaving LA for London with her best friend Gary Madatyan - endured a three-hour opertation after she severed her right hand and suffered two broken ribs. The 43-year-old entertainer hopped on social media to reveal her injuries in an Instagram post Monday morning, thanking the hospital staff and her fans for their support.
“For now my right arm/hand is all stitched up and I’m trying to keep still to heal my broken ribs, ohhh the pain,” she wrote. “But I’m in super safe hands with the care of everyone here at the hospital!!!!! Thank you all for understanding, I love you all.”
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Thankyou to all the wonderful nurses dr’s and my amazing surgeon for the care and expertise given to me here at the hospital I’ve been staying at,suffering 2 broken ribs a severed right hand needing emergancy care,to having had to have over a 3 hr surgery to repair the damage hence the purple sling,I’ve had to unfortunately cancel my book signing today in NY,I appolagise to each and everyone one of you who bought there tickets to meet me today. I’m absolutely gutted but I can assure you it WILL happen at a later date,I promise,but for now My right arm/hand is all stitched up and I’m trying to keep still to heal my broken ribs,ohhh the pain,but I’m in super safe hands with the care of everyone here at the hospital!!!!!thank you all for understanding,I love you all #accidentshappen #needtimetoheal #hospital
Mel was scheduled to fly back to LA on Sunday to take her court-ordered drug and alcohol test. She was also scheduled to do a book signing for her new book, Brutally Honest, in NYC, which she had to cancel, but she assured her fans she would reschedule. Mel was also set to co-host on "TODAY" with Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb, but she had to cancel for obvious reasons.
In Mel's explanation about her injuries, she never confirmed what exactly happened, which caused the rumor mill to go into overdrive speculating that her injuries could be drug or alcohol related. However, that doesn't seem to be the case.
So, what happened?
According to E! News, she fell down the stairs. Sources revealed the "America's Got Talent" judge stayed at a friend's house in London over the weekend. She woke up and decided to go downstairs and that's when she slipped and fell down a narrow staircase. Yikes.
A source shared a few more details to The Sun:
“She lost her footing, slipped and cut her hand on some framed glass picture frames. Mel is totally in control at the moment because she has to regularly take stringent drug and alcohol tests as part of her custody battle.”
Since she missed her court ordered drug test in LA, the doctors in London gave her one and she passed. Here are the results (via The Sun):
Mel had good company around her following her three-hour surgery. Her Spice Girls bandmates, who are going on tour next year, stopped by to make sure she was OK:
Get well soon Mel!
Speaking of accidents...
A horrible accident happened on the "Power" set in NYC this morning, resulting in a crew member losing his life.
According to Deadline, longtime production assistant - Pedro Jimenez - was fatally struck by an SUV around 4:30AM EST Monday morning while he was setting up parking cones for a Brooklyn location shoot as they were gearing up to film scenes for the sixth season of the hit STARZ show. NYPD is investigating the incident. They spoke to the driver - a member of the "Power" crew - who hit Pedro with their 2006 Ford Explorer.
Executive producer 50 Cent and showrunner/creator Courtney Kemp decided to temporarirly halt production out of respect for his grieving family and the cast.
The 63-year-old production assistant worked on the series since it debuted in 2014.
“We are deeply saddened by the loss of one of the members of our Power family,” a Starz spokesperson told Deadline of the death. “Our thoughts are with Mr. Jimenez’ family as we work to fully understand what has happened.”
None of the talent was on the scene as of yet since their call time wasn't until 7AM EST.
Following the incident, lead star Omari Hardwick hopped on Instagram to pay tribute to the production assistant who lost his life.
"On this 'just another work day,' we all were & faced with the harshest realities that a wife has lost her husband, children their father & friends...their beautiful hardworking GRACIOUS Pedro," Omari wrote in part." As the QB of this show & as the face of the network, this has of course affected me. But as a person in communication & exchange of spirit as much as I was with good ole Pedro...I'm rocked. NO team ever imagines losing a teammate. Let alone this. On behalf of ALL of us here at Power, we send our deepest condolences to the entire Jimenez family & God, we ask that you warmly receive our goold ole Pedro."
Read his full tribute below:
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I sit next to my family as i type this post of a day gone the worst. Started as a regular ole workday for everyone of us. Ironically for me the night prior saw me as part of the special CNN Heroes annual gala honoring local yet worldwide heroes. I found myself presenting to 1 of those heroes. And now, as the man who was given the challenge of quarterbacking this very formidable team into 6 successful seasons of play, i find myself presenting along with my colleagues & producers this tragic tragic news of one of our work family members losing his life on the job. Unless under a rock ....all of you who have rooted for me & this show.....have heard me pay homage to our crew over & over & over again. I was born a team player & will leave this earth as one. On this “just another work day”, we all were & are faced with the harshest of realities that a wife has lost her husband, children their father & friends.....their beautiful hardworking GRACIOUS Pedro. As the QB of this show & as the face of the network, this has of course affected me. But as a person in communication & exchange of spirit as much as i was with good ole Pedro...i’m rocked. NO team ever imagines losing a teammate. Let alone like this. On behalf of ALL of us here at Power, we send our deepest condolences to the entire Jimenez family & God, we ask that you warmly receive our good ole Pedro. Please send up prayers for the Jimenez family while loving on your own
So sad. Prayers up for everyone involved and affected by this tragedy.
Photos: Backgrid/Mel's IG/The Sun/STARZ
Jacquees went and let all those streams of him covering Ella Mai's songs go straight to his head. While he may be in the running for remix prince, he may have jumped the gun on calling himself the new King of R&B. So, all the r&b gangstas savagely let him know....
In a world where (super problematic) r&b singers Chris Brown & R.Kelly are still alive and kicking, Atlanta singer Jacquees went and crowned himself the king of R&B for this generation.
For those who have heard of Jacquees, you know he's good for remaking someone's song and it getting more buzz than the original. Ella Mai's people got lawyers involved after he streamed remixes to her "Boo'd Up" and "Trip" songs. His versions were smashing the streaming numbers, so Ella's people were a little pissy.
But now, dude thinks this makes him a king. He took to his Instagram yesterday - right before dropping $100K CASH on his mama at her wedding - to let the people know:
Oh, ok sir. Like, we should all think we're the best at what we do. But maybe he should have just danced at his mama's wedding and left this convo alone.
"Bed" singer J. Holiday's response was pure hilarity, even though we're not totally sure he thinks so. In between convincing a random passerby he wasn't a valet worker (we DIED), the Gucci-rocking singer popped off about why he, too, calls himself the king of R&B, along with a few others who round out his top 3.
Everybody chimed in to put him to Bed, including Tank and Tyrese. Tank's valet shade tho:
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Every artist is supposed to believe they can fly but only one man made it happen. @rkelly body of work is still bible. I love ALL of the artist out now and some are having amazing success but to be the King you have to beat the King and his stats still stand. Imagine if “I Believe I Can Fly” had streaming when it dropped..geesh!!! I’ll let you guys focus on kings and queens.. I’ll stay focused on being around for another 20yrs! #Elevation #RnBMoney #TheGeneral
Y'all went and pissed off Black Ty with the rankings Black Twitter started doing. And he had this to say after reposting Jacquees' video:
Trey Songz didn't name names, but last night after Jaquees' video first hit, he put up this emoji:
Then, R.Kelly found time to respond. Funny since he rarely finds time to respond to his abuse accuers, though:
So, who's your R&B top 5 of this generation?!
Trina had time to pop back at Chinese Kitty for starting a rumor that she smashed Meek Mill. Watch the Diamond Princess check the aspiring rapper/reality star, plus see what Teyana Taylor and Angela Simmons were up to at Art Basel 2018 inside...
Trina is NOT the one. Okurrrt?
"Love & Hip Hop: Miami" star/aspiring rapper Chinese Kitty made accusations that the Diamond Princess once slept with Nicki Minaj's ex-boyfriend Meek Mill while explaining how her beef with the QUEEN rapper stared during a recent radio interview.
In the interview, she said Nicki hit her up in her DMs asking her if she had ever slept with Meek after people started hitting her up saying she looked dumb posting pics with Chinese Kitty since she smashed Meek. She hinted that Nicki was worried about Meek cheating on her during a time when she allegedly had trouble with her butt injections and was unable to have sex.
While Chinese Kitty denied ever having relations with the Philly rapper, she revealed that Nicki told her (oh lawd) that Trina said she smashed Meek, and they were still cool with each other, so she just wanted Kitty to be real with her. Kitty denied sleeping with Meek, but she did say she knows someone else who did.
Dry snitchin' like a mug.
Check it at the 3:05 minute mark below:
Well, the Baddest B*tch, who also stars on "LAHH: Miami," caught wind of her comments and checked ol' girl without even mentioning her name during an interview.
“She spoke about me but doesn’t know me,” Trina said in a clip she posted to her Instagram account. “First of all, I’m not a gossiper. I do not play with these girls out here at all. Period. Don’t not call my name. Do not mention my name. Do not say my name. If you’re drunk and over 21, handle your alcohol or do not drink. I do not play that sh*t.”
Chinese Kitty then hopped on Instagram Stories to clear up - or at least try to - what she meant when she dragged Trina's name into her Nicki Minaj drama:
“And for everyone saying I threw Trina under the bus,” she wrote. “I was in the heart of the moment on top of not realizing this was new people ain’t know about. Sincerely wasn’t involving her something that was told to me and I was only explaining a situation how it was told to me. No harm intended.”
We're sure she won't do that again. Also, repeating reckless second hand rumors about somebody in YOUR industry aint ok girl.
After gathering Chinese Kitty, Trina hit the stage to perform a few of her hits during Art Basel 2018 in Miami:
As for a few other YBFers living it up in Miami during Art Basel...
Today is Teyana Taylor's 28th birthday. Happy Birthday to the sexiest MILF in the game.
— Jupiter June (@JupiterJuneArt) December 8, 2018
Before the birthday festivities, Teyana was tapped to perform at the Revolt House event during Art Basel and she killed it, like she always does. Peep a few clips from her performance below:
Teyana also linked up with Cardi B over the weekend:
The "Look Back At It" rapper also hit the stage at Revolt House:
Thirst trap queen Angela Simmons was in Miami cutting all the way up serving bawdy and hitting the party scene:
After showing off her banging bod, the bikini-clad "Growing Up Hop Hop" star posted about what she calls "body issues":
Folks have been coming for her over her behavior in Miami following the death of her son's father, Sutton Tennyson last month. People must have forgotten she and Sutton had broken up way before his death. In case you missed, get the latest in the murder trial HERE.
Also at Art Basel...
DJ Khaled is living it up with his rap friends Swizz Beatz, Fabolous, Jeezy, Fat Joe, Jadakiss, Busta Rhymes, Norega, Meek Mill, 21 Savage, Roc Nation exe Lenny Santiago, and more. Peep their pics below:
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Now we on our way to @livmiami ! @flippdinero Swizz bless up this year we said f it we doing 2 party’s in one day why not the pre to @livmiami ————————————————————- Pre party vibes before we go to @livmiami FATHER OF ASAHD x MAMA ASAHD B DAY CELEBRATIONS TOP SECRET ALERT VIBES
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Ciara put on a show during halftime of the Seattle Seahawks vs. Minnesota Vikings game on "Monday Night Football" after her husband Russell Wilson threw a horrible interception. But he still go tthe W! CiCi's performance, plus soak in the brotherly love between LeBron James and Dwyane Wade after their final matchup inside...
Stan for your man then, Ciara!
Last night, CiCi was tapped to perform for the halftime show of the Seattle Seahawks vs. Minnesota Vikings game on "Monday Night Football" where her husband Russell Wilson was the starting quarterback. This is likely the first time in NFL history a QB's wife performed at his primetime game.
The mom-of-two paid tribute to her husband wearing a white No. 3 jersey - her man's # - for her performance during halftime at CenturyLink Field. CiCi and her dancers served up an energetic rendition of her hit single "Level Up."
— Ciara (@ciara) December 11, 2018
Before the 33-year-old singer hit the stage, Russ had social media on fire after throwing one of the worst interceptions in NFL history. With 16 seconds left in the first half, he was forced to throw the ball on the 1-yard line and it resulted in a tragic interception. Check it:
Russell Wilson, what just happened?!
— ESPN (@espn) December 11, 2018
Yes, it was a bad throw, BUT the Seahawks still came out to be victorious. They beat the Vikings, 21-7.
During the 4th quarter, Russ ran for a long first down setting up a touchdown for the Seahawks and Ciara was spotted going wild, handing out air high fives:
Ciara's air high fives pic.twitter.com/weI36K84th
— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) December 11, 2018
In other sports news...
It was ALL love between LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, who both entered the draft at the same time, following the Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat game last night.
Retirement bound D. Wade and his bestie King James balled out against each other for their last matchup at the Staples Center last night, and the Lakers gave Wade a proper send off. After the Lakers narrowly beat the Heat (108-105), LeBron and D. Wade hugged it out and then exchanged jerseys.
Peep the clip above.
During the post-game interview, LeBron called the game "bittersweet" going up against his homie for the last time. D. Wade praised LeBron as one of "the greatest players ever" and said they've always "brought the best out of each other."
"The friendship we have, as you guys know, is beyond basketball. I'm going to miss this," D. Wade said. "Not only is he the greatest players, he's one of the greatest people. You know, what he has done on and off the court, it's second to none. I have no doubt that this time will be in the finals at some point."
"This is one of the greatest players to ever play this game. We're going to miss Flash, man. We're going to miss him in this league that's for sure," LeBron said.
Peep their final post-game interview together below:
Photos: Ciara's IG
Guard your ovaries! We've rounded up a load of baby cuteness that we can hardly stand! More inside...
2018 was the year of the baby! Celebs have been welcoming their new baby bundles of joy just in time for the holidays.
Former NBA baller Matt Barnes and his girlfriend Anansa Sims - daughter of legendary supermodel Beverly Johnson - welcomed their first child together over the weekend. Just in time for the holidays, the couple became the parents of Ashton Joseph Barnes, aka "AJ," who weighed in at 8lbs 13oz and was 22.5 inches long.
On Instagram, Anansa shared a few cute family shots with a caption detailing how Matt was right by her side during Ashton's birth:
The baby blessing came right after a financial blessing for Matt Barnes. A judge sided with the former NBA baller on his request to have his $20,000/month child support payment lowered. And it was drastically reduced to $7,500 for his twin boys with Gloria Govan.
After welcoming their baby girl in October, Tyrese and his wife Samantha Gibson's daughter Soraya Lee Gibson is ready for her first flight! She's headed to LA to show out.
"LA......... The big debut here we come!!! Soraya is competitive she told me this morning she’s coming to LA to show these other babies how to dress haha!," Tyrese captioned on Instagram with a picture of baby Soraya in her stroller.
Her mom also shared a pic of her sleeping on the plane:
Sounds like Baby Soraya may be making her TV debut soon.
Ty also shared a cute video to declare who the QUEEN of R&B is. Check it:
Adorbs. Congrats again to the couple.
Rick Ross just introduced the world to his youngest son.
The Bawse shared the first picture of his son, Billion Leonard Roberts, whom he shares with his girlfriend Briana Camille, a month after his arrival. He was born on November 6th.
"Say wut up to my amazing son @billion.heir," Rick Ross captioned on Instagram.
Billion is the MMG honcho's fourth child and his second with Briana. Rozay and Briana share a daughter named Berkeley Hermes Roberts. He is also the father of a daughter named Toie and a son named William Roberts III from previous relationships.
"STAR" actress Jude Demorest is relishing every moment with her baby boy Judah Coleman, whom she shares with her husband Joshua Coleman. It's their first child and he made his grand entrance into the world on November 11th.
If you didn't know, the 26-year-old actress was pregnant at the same time as her "STAR" character, so no fake baby bumps were needed to film her scenes.
"Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Shamea Morton and her husband Gerald Mwangi are the proud parents of a baby girl named Shya Nyambura Mwangi. Baby Shya was welcomed by her parents on November 25th. Now, Shamea is all wrapped up in love, bonding with her baby girl.
Shamea shared a shot of herself and her baby girl with the caption, "Mondays with my mini."
Baby Shya has also met Shamea's pregnant friend/"RHOA" co-star Porsha Williams:
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I can’t tell you all how excited I am that @shameamorton safely brought this little angel Shya into the world ! Shamea I know you will be the best mom ever and you’ll love on her and shower her with support in everything she does! Love you congratulations again to you and your husband Gerald @PrincessShya Is absolutely perfect #PostedWithMommyPermission #Sisters #ShyaMwangi
Congrats to all the YBF parents!
Photos: Tyrese's IG/Rick Ross' IG/Shamea's IG
Ashanti covers PAPER magazine's "Break The Internet" issue where she oozing self confidence and glam. Meanwhile, Cardi B and Normani hit the stage at Jingle Ball, Bardi disses Offset, and Lil Duval offers up relationship advice to the NYC raptress. Everything inside...
With almost two decades in the game under her belt, Ashanti is more confident than ever.
Hip Hop's Princess graces the cover of PAPER magazine's "Break The Internet" issue, rocking pieces from her Miss Circle X Ashanti collection, where she talks about how confidence is the essence of feeling sexy and just being an overall bad b****.
"There's nothing better than a woman that's confident," she dishes to the publication. "When you know you look good, it's a different kind of swag, you know when you walk in the room. Your whole aura changes when you know you look good. I feel like nowadays, especially with everything going on, it's really important for women to feel uplifted and empowered."
Where is the lie? Confidence is the sexiest thing a woman can "wear," and Shanti def oozes it whenever she's in front of a camera, or even when she playing around on Snapchat with her family and friends.
The 37-year-old isn't taking ish from ANYONE and she encourages other women to do the same...in a classy way, of course.
"I've been taught to act very strongly by my family, and I've always been taught to make sure you speak up for yourself — it doesn't matter if it's a guy, a man, whatever," she says. "Make sure you're heard."
Then, she clarifies, "You don't have to be disrespectful, but get your point across, don't let anybody 'shush' you. I got a big mouth, anyways."
YAS! We totally agree. Don't let anyone dim your light.
You can read her full interview here.
On the stage over the weekend...
Cardi B is keeping busy since announcing her divorce from her alleged cheating husband Offset. And she made sure to throw some shots at the Migos rapper during a recent performance.
While performing at Chicago's B96 Bash inside the Allstate Arena on Saturday, the Bronx native changed up her bars on "Motorsport." She rapped, "I get up set off/I turn Offset on/I told him the other day/Yeah, we gon' get a divorce."
And, of course, she was shaking "dat a**":
According to reports, Offset has been trying his damnedest to win Cardi over, but she's not feeling it.
Before she hit the stage in Chicago...
The "I Like It" rapper let loose on stage at Z100's Jingle Ball 2018 inside Madison Square Garden in NYC.
And chick cut up while performing her new single "Money":
By the way, Cardi's "Money" video will be dropping soon. Here's a sneak peek at her costume:
Also hitting the stage...
Our new fave Normani hit the stage with R&B crooner Khalid to perform their hit, "Love Lies."
The former Fifth Harmony singer totally slayed this winter white lewk.
Backstage, baddies Normani and Bardi linked up for a cute photo-op.
And here's how the "Be Careful" rapper showed up to the Jingle Ball concert following her court appearance.
Meanwhile, comedian Lil Duval hopped on social media to give some relationship advice to Cardi....
If he wasn't in Offset's comments telling him to stop cheating and EARN his wife back, he can keep this lil "advice."
In unfornuate news, Duval lost his longtime friend/comedian Coolaide recently after battling cancer, so he has been on a "tomorrow isn't promised" streak as of late.
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I cried the whole time while performing in Detroit Yesterday. I went to hospital to see Coolaide right before and I played smile bitch for him while he was laying unconscious in ICU soon as the hook came in he grabbed my hand and squeezed it. He was my inspiration for the song and my way of thinking
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I use to ask him all the time “why the fuck u still live in Detroit” and he would say “I can’t move. I built an empire here” and then I’d say “nigga what empire? u live in an apartment” when we found out he had cancer I understood why he never left. The city really did need his spirit. He was an very important part of the Detroit ecosystem. Nigga was really too good for this world
He seems to be handling it well though.
Duval's dropping a new track next week. We send our condelences to Coolaide's family, friends and fans.
Nicki Minaj's "New Boy" has her Barbz in a frenzy, mainly because he served several years in prison, has over a dozen mugshots, and rape is on his wrap sheet. He planned Nicki's birthday baecay, and she's doubling down on why she doesn't care about y'alls opinion.
Nicki's got a new boo to console her after getting shut out at the Grammys. She celebrated her birthday with an island ting of her own - a new man who is actually her old ting.
Nicki and Kenneth Petty - who she first posted on her IG weeks ago - dated back when she was 16 and he was 20. Now, they've reconnected after Nicki was back in Queens shooting a video. And he's made his way into her bed.
The raptress has been posting for the last several days pics and videos of the twosome, along with her girlfriends, chillin' on an island somwhere. She's been kissing all over him, posting him on her timeline, and extra boo'd up.
But when his wrap sheet came to light, Nicki has been busy popping back at folks, defending him despite his past.
Kenneth's been arrested 12 times over 3 years, with the most recent arrest driving with a suspended license happening this past September.
She loves a hood dude, doesn't she? He has a few other charges that he served at least 7 years for that def make you pause for the cause. One in particular, according to the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, happened in September of '94 when the New York City Police Department Sex Offender Unit arrested Kenneth for “sexual intercourse” with a 16-year-old female.
Radar Online reports:
Kenneth was allegedly charged with two infractions and one misdemeanor for “operating an unlicensed vehicle,” “failure to stop at a stop sign,” and “operating a vehicle while license is suspended or revoked.” He appeared in the Nassau County First District Court on Oct. 25 for an arraignment hearing, and his next court date on the case is scheduled for Jan. 8, 2019. This offense pales in comparison to his arrest in 1995. When Kenneth was just 16-years-old, he was busted for attempted first-degree rape of a 16-year-old-girl. Kenneth, according to official records, used a “knife/cutting instrument” during the attempted rape, and was sentenced to spend 18-54 months in prison. In addition to that prison term, Kenneth is now a registered sex offender.
Doesn't sound like a statutory situation.
Nick commented back at an IG commenter who questioned why she's even dealing with this man. She said:
“He was 15, she was 16…in a relationship. But go awf, Internet. y’all can’t run my life. Y’all can’t even run y’all own life,” she blasted.
So 15-year-olds are absolved of rape after a certain time? Oh, ok.
The site also says he caught a murder charge that was reduced to manslaughter:
He also served time for his involvement in the shooting death of a man named Lamont Robinson, according to a criminal complaint obtained by The Blast. On April 27, 2002, Kenneth – according to The Blast’s documents – shot Lamont “with a loaded handgin (sic) multiple times thereby causing his death.” Officials reportedly charged Kenneth with murder in the second degree, but he was able to get it reduced to manslaughter after cutting a deal. He pled guilty in March 2006 and was sentenced to 10 years in prison, for which he served 7.
She doesn't seem bothered because this is what she's been posting:
Somebody from her camp is defending the relationship to TMZ saying:
"...she's confident he's matured since his time in NY state prison in the late 1990s. Nicki believes in second chances and has faith he'll be good to her ...
Sources close to Nicki say the full context of the crime is Kenneth was dating the victim -- and her mother filed the charges because she didn't approve of him....
Our sources say Nicki and Kenneth still have great chemistry, despite all the years between their relationships. We're told she was very stressed out before they got back together, but she's much happier since rekindling their romance."
We don't know girl. We're all about getting what you need from a man. But this one aint it.
1. Charges have been dropped against the Brooklyn mother, Jazmine Headley, who was arrested and baby ripped from her arms by NYPD after she refused to get up from sitting on the floor at the local Human Resources office. The video of the scuffle went viral. She's still in Rikers as she also had a warrant out for her arrest for alleged credit fraud in New Jersey. STORY
Photo: Instagram/Courtesy of NY Sex Offenders