"The woman and so-called back up singer that describes seeing, meeting or ever breathing the same air as my daughter, Aaliyah, is lying and is a liar," Haughton said in a statement to E! News. "My husband and I were always on tour with her and at interviews and every place she went throughout her entire career. Whoever this woman is, I have never seen her before anywhere on planet earth, until now."
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A white man thought he was going to put his hands on a black woman and nothing would happen to him. He was sadly mistaken. The young, black queen gave him the a** whooping he deserved since no one else - including her supervisor - did. Deets inside...
Black women are not safe in America even when they're surrounded by men. And that was proven when a white man physically assaulted a young, black female McDonald's worker in St. Petersburg, FL recently.
On New Year's Eve, 40-year-old Daniel Willis got into a verbal altercation with a black female McDonald's employee. Why? That's unclear, but it's alleged it had something to do with a straw. Well, the white man got so upset, he lunged forward and GRABBED UP the woman worker across the counter in a video that has now gone viral.
Dude ran up on the wrong one because queen went to work on him with her own 8 piece, defending herself with punches to the man's face and body after he initially assaulted her from behind the cash register. Meanwhile, the entire McDonald's crew (men included) looked on as the fight went down before trying to break it up.
Peep the disturbing video below:
Not one man came to her defense. Instead, they grabbed HER as she tried to defend herself. The kicker? The supervisor finally makes an appearance and when he does, he tries to accommodate the customer!
After the fight, the white man is demanding the employee be "fired." Whet?! While he's carrying on about the woman needing to be fired, the young lady is heard yelling at the man that he's going to JAIL for putting his hands on her first. As he should.
Daniel Willis, of Clearwater, FL, was charged with two misdemeanor counts of simple battery.
He is Daniel Taylor & he’s been arrested.
This video summarizes how men murder 1600 women/year in America:
•Violent man attacks woman
•Men watch & do nothing to stop him
•After the attack—they ignore her & apologize to *him* for upsetting him
•They work to make *him* happy pic.twitter.com/VzTx1alHoE
— Qasim Rashid, Esq. (@MuslimIQ) January 2, 2019
As expected, folks are outraged over the video, with some calling for firing of the supervisor who didn't do a damn thing after the fight.
I am sick of seeing footage of men assault Women (often Black Women) and no one does anything about it.
This conditioning contributes to the narrative that we are undeserving of protection and mark my words: it's reaching a peak and turning into an invitation for our abuse.
— Octavia Butler knew... (@Nikyatu) January 2, 2019
@McDonalds when will you be assisting your employee in pressing charges against this man and also training your staff on how to properly handle an assault on a woman and one of your employees. We need answers NOW. @StPetePD
— R O C H E L L E (@RochelleRitchie) January 2, 2019
She was defending herself.
The Manager, on the other hand, should be fired immediately. Not re-trained..FIRED ! He made no attempt to defend her. He was looking at the receipt, and calmly conversing with the assailant. I hope she has called a lawyer.
— AuntKimmie Needs You To Help #SaveMidnightTexas ! (@AuntKimmie_GG) January 2, 2019
Lil' mama gave him the business! Then, as usual, the aggressor played the victim!
Why wasn't he kicked out of McDonald's?
— mmbaity (@moniquemontez72) January 2, 2019
Exactly. Why wasn't he immediately handled, secured, or kicked out of McDonald's while the police were called? Malcolm X said it best when he said black women are the most unprotected and neglected people in America. This is proof of what happens every day - both situations like these and microaggressions.
New year, new relationship status? It seems model Duckie Thot and actor Kofi Siriboe may have called it quits. Receipts inside...
It's a new year and it seems model Duckie Thot and actor Kofi Siriboe are kicking it off with a single status. This, after spending Thanksgiving together. They are at least the 3rd black celebrity couple who've seemingly called it quits since he Holidays, following Toni Braxton and Birdman andForest & Keisha Whitaker.
Before ringing in the New Year, the Fenty Beauty and Victoria's Secret model hopped on Twitter with a message (that she eventually deleted). She's over trash dudes and she's leaving them in 2018.
Oop. We've heard Kofi is...and emotional guy. And sometimes that def can come off as something else.
The "Queen Sugar" actor also posted up some cryptic Twitter posts that alludes he's a single man these days. He hopes to find his wife in 2019:
Below are the rest of his tweets (read from the bottom up):
They no longer follow each other on Instagram and they both have scrubbed each other from their social media accounts.
Here's a few of their lovey dovey posts during happier times:
when she wanna break up cause she know you crazy but accepts y’all stuck together forever. pic.twitter.com/huOBr3iv6B
— kofi siriboe (@kofi) October 29, 2017
— YBF CHIC (@TheYBF) June 17, 2018
They were so cute!
"Grown-ish" wants to help pay off some of your student loan debt to celebrate the show's 2nd season premiere. Ugh, as if we needed another reason to secretly obsess over this show. Plus find out the best advice Beyonce gave singers Chloe x Halle inside...
If you went to college and took out student loans, you know trying to pay them back can be a huge burden. And that can be the case especially if you haven't nabbed the dream job you went to school for in the first place.
Welp, "Grown-ish" is about to come thru with a bag.
Freeform has teamed up with scholarship app, Scholly, for a program that will help pay off up to...wait for it...$125,000 in student loan debt. Woot! The program was created to celebrate the 2nd season of the hit Freeform series.
Oh, and get this. Current students AND graduates with outstanding loan balances can apply, which makes it even better. First round submissions and additional information about the program can be found here or via the Scholly app.
The winners will be announced at the 2019 Freeform Summit. Get those submissions in!
The "Grown-ish" cast - including Yara Shahidi, Chloe x Halle, Trevor Jackson, Luka Sabbat, Emily Arlook, and Jordan Buhat - stopped by "GMA Day" in NYC as they continue on the promo trail for Season 2.
If you haven't heard, "Grown-ish" stars/singer Chloe x Halle were nominated for TWO Grammy Awards this year. The singing sisters described how they felt the exact moment they found out and how the cast stepped in to comfort them the night before the Grammy Awards were announced.
The ladies also dished on the best advice Beyonce (who discovered them) ever gave them.
Peep the clip below:
“Let the world catch up to you and don’t dumb yourself down for the world,” Grammy nominees and @grownish cast members @chloexhalle share the best piece of advice they received from @Beyonce. #GMADayhttps://t.co/G4PdrKdY6wpic.twitter.com/QxgjRtC8Rg
— Good Morning America (@GMA) January 2, 2019
They also played "Old-ish or Young-ish," a fun word game:
Old-ish or Young-ish?
The word “Lit”
The "Shoot Dance"
Instagramming your food
— Good Morning America (@GMA) January 2, 2019
As they continue making their rounds in the Big Apple:
The "Grown-ish" cast visited the Empire State Building to kick-off their sophomore season:
The new season premieres tonight at 8pm EST on Freeform. Let's get it!
Photos: Splash/ABC News PR/Chloe x Halle's Twitter/Empire State Realty Trust
Finally! Something that's gonna make Kanye pause his latest Twitter rants (we think). He's got a second son on the way as the Kardashian Wests are reportedly expecting baby #4. And sooner than we think. Deets inside...
Not ones to let Meghan & Harry's Royal baby get all the limelight this spring, Kim& Kanye are also expecting a new baby in the coming months. They wasted no time getting a surrogate pregnant with their last embryo, which Kim previously revealed is a boy.
People broke the news this morning, saying they confirmed a new Baby West will be joining big siblings Chicago, 1 this month, Saint, 3, and North, 5½.
TMZ just dropped further deets with the date saying,"We're told the baby is due in early May."
It's not yet known if they hired the same surrogate they used for Chicago, as the couple has been quite vocal about their affection for her and wanting to have her have their next baby as well.
Neither Kim nor Kanye has confirmed the news themselves, yet, but we're sure they have the perfect time planned out to do so. Maybe it's the trick they'll pull out of the hat the next time Kanye goes WAY off script on Twitter. They are the royal family of deflection, afterall.
Congrats to the Wests on their family expansion!
Photo: Kim's Twitter
We've been asking chicks like Kelly& Ciara to give us the prayer they prayed for these ridiculous bodies & amazing husbands and kids. They may have finally led us to water y'all! Find out what fitness goodies they have inside...
It's a new year, which means everyone has set new fitness goals. This year, our girls Ciara and Kelly Rowland are here to help with getting our bodies tight and right. And they're the perfect duo to do so since they're both #BodyGoals (and #everythingoals, tbh).
Ciara is kicking off 2019 as the new face of Equinox, a luxury fitness company. The 33-year-old mother-of-two is featured in the brand's new Nick Knight-directed campaign. CiCi and stuntman Chase Armitage are intended to represent elements such as "soul" and "energy" in the new clip titled, "It's Not Fitness. It's Life." CiCi brought the soul, obvi
Along with her new fitness campaign, the Crunk 'N B Queen also shared her top 5 fitness tips to "level up" your fitness goals this year. Here are the fitness gems she dished to VOGUE:
Target a Muscle Group or Healthy Goal—And Make It Your Personal Mission
“I have diastasis recti, which is when your stomach muscles split post-pregnancy. I had it after my first pregnancy, and could feel a difference compared to my abs before I ever had a child. But the second time it was really noticeable because my muscles were actually laying differently. Immediately, I changed my workout to focus on that and the gap between my muscles began to get tighter and tighter. It was a tried-and-true testament to the [benefits of honing in] on a specific area. And at the moment, I’m all about the glutes [laughs].”
Stay Balanced and Consistent
“Consistency has been game-changing for me because you realize when you stay on top of it, you don’t have to work as hard. If you’re maintaining, as opposed to playing catch-up and overexerting yourself, it really is easier—mind and body. It can be difficult because my life is a real balancing act from my career to being a mom and wife, so I have to have a health plan that’s fit for my lifestyle. Especially when I travel, I try to plan in advance as much as possible—from knowing where the nearest Equinox is to trying to keep up with more health-conscious decisions.”
Keep Building a Diverse, Nutritious Diet
“Especially when you’re traveling and not getting enough sleep, food can be a comforting thing. I mean, I’m a Southern girl, so I have to work even harder at my food choices because I love the things that are so good but so bad for you. I want to continue challenging myself to be more in tune with what my body needs because if you’re really listening, it tells you what it wants and what it doesn’t want. For example, I want to make sure I’m moving away from the foods that make my body feel more weighed down at certain parts of the day, as well as focus on being more open-minded and leaning into lighter protein options, like fish, and definitely eating more vegetables. There are a lot of great greens out there beyond broccoli, like beets, which I never used to eat! I’ve been trying to experiment and explore more with food. It’s fun when you're trying to be health-conscious because you get to mix it up and be creative.”
Pencil In More “Me Time”
“I’ve become a big believer in scheduling time for yourself because I’ve realized that sometimes your daily schedule, especially mine as it pertains to my career and family, can [consume you]. So I try to maximize self-care time by unplugging. If you have your cell phone in your hand during moments that are supposed to be for yourself, there’s going to be a text or email that comes that you have to respond to. It’s never not something, right? So I really try to carve out time for those moments as best I can. And then going to the gym [gives me that] feeling of, I’m working on me, working towards being my best self.”
Make Wellness a Family Matter
“There’s a lot of athleticism in our household and [Russell and I] do a lot of things together. We find even more ways to be motivated because we can work towards our individual goals together. When I was losing my baby weight, it was so amazing having my partner right there beside me, cheering me on. And it’s cool [because] your kids get to see you in action, and in turn, they really have a better shot at practicing better health habits because they’re exposed to it. Our household is always on the same page health-wise—and we want to keep leveling up on our choices in the New Year.”
Now that CiCi has given you tips implement a healthier lifestyle, Kelly Rowland wants to make sure you slay on your fitness journey:
The former Destiny's Child singer turned MILF has teamed up with Fabletics for her own limited-edition activewear capsule collection.
EXCITED to share my limited edition collection with @Fabletics! #KellyXFabletics was designed to help YOU feel empowered and ready to conquer it all! Shop online (link in bio), in stores, or @fableticsEUpic.twitter.com/JJwxIjzPBt
— KELENDRIA ROWLAND (@KELLYROWLAND) January 1, 2019
Kelly wanted to empower women as they work up a sweat to a healthier life, so she designed a line of activewear that's comfortable and sexy. You can surely find something cute to scoop up from her 16-piece collection. Unfortunately, Kelly's designs aren't included in plus sizes, however, we wouldn't be surprised if a plus-size line is in the works as well. We all know Kelly is all about body positivity.
“Kelly Rowland represents the epitome of powerful femininity, which is why we are so proud to be able to collaborate with her!” the site writes on it's official website. “This capsule collection was designed to empower women to stand tall and feel strength in their everyday with pieces that are made to move and make big moves in. The whole collection represents her own brand of personal style, complete with athletic silhouettes with an edgy attitude and a touch of sexy.”
The prices listed are super cheap, but be careful. You have to have a VIP membership to the site for the dirt cheap price. Be sure you agree with all the terms of the VIP membership before you start spending your coins. You can check out her collection here.
Kelly also hopped on Instagram Live to show off some of her new pieces:
Congrats Ciara & Kelly!
Did you make any fitness goals for 2019? Tell us in the comments (we need all the inspiration we can get)!
Photos: Screenshot/Kelly's IG/Fabletics
Exes Meek Mill and Nicki Minaj are in Miami all loved up with their new boos. More inside...
After partying it up at Story nightclub in Miami to ring in 2019, Meek Mill and some friends continued the New Year's festivities on the water in a luxurious yacht.
The 31-year-old daredevil rapper was all in when it came time to jet ski and he had his homies there to capture pics. When he decided to post a picture of himself on a jet ski with a chick behind him, he put a smiley face emoji over her face to conceal her identity. In the other shot he shared with the girl, you could only see her from behind.
He also posted a video of her doing a back flip off of the yacht:
Naturally, folks began to think that this could be the new woman in his life. He has been on Twitter cutting up lately. One fan asked him if he was in love and he tweeted back, "I think I am."
I think I am https://t.co/ddQteKwgmI
— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) December 30, 2018
Well, the mystery didn't last long. The Internet got to work and found out that the woman Meek had on is jet ski is named Janice. We're not sure what her occupation is, but if we had to guess based on looking at her IG profile, she totally fits the "Instagram model" blueprint. Go figure.
We also learned she's 24-years-old.
Once her identity was revealed, Janice hopped on Instagram Stories to tell folks STOP jumping to conclusions:
Below are a few more flicks of Janice:
"Love & Hip Hop" star Nya Lee, some of her friends and few models were also living it up on the yacht with Meek and his homies:
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House super clean (Clean), fridge on full (Full) Baby with the grandmom, bitch I’m good We could party all night, where we goin'? What we doin'? Party all night, where we goin’? What we doin'? House super clean (Clean), fridge on full (Full) Baby with the grandmom, bitch I'm good We could party all night, where we goin'? What we doin'? Party all night, where we goin'? What we doin'?
Meek's ex is living it up in Miami as well. After hitting the stage at LIV Miami for New Year's, she and her boo Kenneth Petty hit the hot tub. And yes, ish got super steamy.
In a video the "Chun-Li" rapper shared with her fans, Nicki and Kenneth are chillaxin' in a hot tub when he grabs her feet and starts kissing them.
"Fendi PINK on. Chun-Li links on," she captioned the video.
By the way, she turned the comments off on this post with the quickness. She also turned the comments off on the picture she posted (above) of her sitting on his lap with the caption, "BLESSINGS & A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL"
While there's tons of controversy surrounding her boyfriend being charged and convicted of rape and manslaughter, the "Barbie Tingz" rapper doesn't seemed bother by it at all. She seems happy as a sopped up biscuit. Do you boo.
Pregnancy rumors have started swirling and now Wendy Williams' husband Kevin Hunter is making moves. He's unloading his assets fast AF. More inside...
The drama with Wendy Williams and her husband Kevin Hunter continues. And it seems like he's making some pre-divorce moves, if the rumored divorce is happening.
That house Kevin (his name is Kelvin Hunter on the paperwork) purchased for his alleged sidechick Sherina and her mother, the one that was staked out by Daily Mail last year and was how his alleged double life was discovered, was transferred right into a trust right after the story dropped. Now, based on property records, he and/or the trust is selling that home for over $100K less than it was purchased for. Short sale? Hmm...
It's now being reported that Kevin Hunter has sold the 2nd home he shared with his alleged mistress, who is supposedly pregnant.
According to RadarOnline, Kevin quickly sold his luxe Fort Lee, NJ condo for nearly $500,000 on December 31st. And it's the 2nd home he has sold since news broke that Sharina may possibly be carrying his child.
The site reports:
A tax assessor confirmed to Radar on Wednesday, Jan. 2 that Hunter Opens a New Window. had owned the 2,300-square foot property since 2004. The condo featured a marble living room and formal dining room, wood burning fireplace and a master bedroom with a jacuzzi and personal sauna, according to its listing.
This is the second major asset Hunter has dumped in recent months. Radar reported that the massive Morristown mansion he allegedly lived in with his mistress is now for sale Opens a New Window.
A source revealed to Radar that Hunter and Hudson were already completely “moved out” of the Morristown property.
Word on the curb is that Wendy could possibly be drawing up divorce papers, so that explains why Kevin is trying to get rid of all his assets. Wendy and Kevin tied the knot in 1997 and share a son, Kevin Jr., who's in college. Over the last year or so, the 54-year-old daytime talk show host has been going through it on her show. She previously passed out on live television due to her diagnosis of Graves disease.
Last month, Wendy was cancelling shows at the last minute, then revealed she was on pain medication for a fractured shoulder. Right now, the show is on break. Hopefully, Wendy is resting up for a big return.
The 2019 Coachella line up is here! Childish Gambino, Ariana Grande and Tame Impala are headling after Kanye West decided NOT to perform. Find out why inside...
The musical performances that'll hit Coachella 2019 have been announced! And there's no Kanye, and no RiRi, despite months of rumors.
Childish Gambino, Ariana Grande and Tame Impala will headline the three-day music and art festival in Indio, California. It's one of the biggest music festivals of the year that brings together some of the biggest music superstars.
Several of your faves will also be in the mix. Day 1 performances will include sets from Janelle Monae, Ella Mai, Jaden Smith, Tierra Whack, Juice WRLD, Anderson .Paak and more. Childish Gambino will serve up the closing performance.
Day 2 include performances by Solange, Wiz Khalifa, Idris Elba (y'all know he's a DJ), Kid Cudi, Virgil Abloh, Murda Beatz and more. Tame Impala will close out Day 2.
On Day 3, fans can expect to wild out to Khalid, H.E.R., YG, Playboi Carti, Pusha T, Bad Bunny and more with ArianaGrande hitting the Coachella stage for the first time to close the festival. The flyer listed "Gucci Gang" as a performer, which turns out to be a major typo. It's supposed to be Gucci Mane. Oop.
Before the official announcement, it was rumored that Kanye West would be returning to the Coachella stage, but it's not happening. The reason? 'Ye's stage set up is too complicated for the festival setting.
According to TMZ, Yeezy was in negotiations with Coachella, but that all went out the window when they couldn't agree on the stage production. 'Ye made it known to festival organizer Goldenvoice he was NOT going to perform on a traditional 60x40 foot stage. He said it was "artistically limiting." Oh. Since Goldenvoice isn't going to alter the stage, they mutually agreed to call off Kanye's performance.
“These 40×60 stages are so archaic,” a source close to the PABLO rapper told TMZ. “It’s the same type of stage on which Shakespeare’s works were performed hundreds of years ago.”
Sounds like this came straight from Kanye's mouth. As you know, for Kanye's "Saint Pablo Tour," he performed on a floating stage above the crowd.
By the way, Rihanna was also one of the rumored headliners since she's dropping a new album this year.
Peep the full line up below:
Coachella 2019 is set to go down over two weekends on April 12-14 and April 19-21 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio. Tickets go on sale tomorrow (Jan. 4th) at 11AM PST at Coachella.com.
BONUS: Speaking of Solange...
Solo seemingly skipped out on Beyonce and Jay Z's Gatsby/Old Hollywood themed NYE party to host her own in Cali. Or maybe she did both. *shrugs*
We're just three days into 2019 and foolishness is at an all time high. Rae Sremmurd's Slim Jxmmi got into a nasty brawl in New Zealand that resulted in someone getting stabbed! Sheesh. See footage of the fight, plus check out Cardi B's bedroom tips inside...
Welp. 2019 is starting off with some foolishness.
Slim Jxmmi - one half of rap duo Rae Sremmurd - got involved in an insane street brawl in the streets of New Zealand. And it was caught on video.
According to reports, the rapper and his crew were walking in downtown Auckland when a fight broke out. The reason? It supposedly started over someone recording video of them.
In the fight video, you can see Slim tussling with a group of men (and one female). It also appears a bodyguard was involved in the brawl. Sources on the scene tell TMZ they heard a bottle break and saw someone swinging it around as a weapon. Yikes!
After the scuffle, it's reported Slim spoke to police with blood on his body and one person was reportedly rushed to the Auckland City Hospital with stab wounds. As of now, it's unclear who did the stabbing or the condition of the victim.
Slim's rap partner Swae Lee was not involved.
You can watch the insane clip below (Warning: Sensitive Content):
Police are still investigating and no arrests have been made as of yet.
It was all good yesterday:
Also Down Under...
Cardi B is also in New Zealand.
After rocking the stage at the Bay Dreams Festival, chick went to a restaurant to munch on some good eats. After her food came out, she decided to serve up a whole sex lesson. With oysters. Of course. Peep the clip above.
Also, watch Bardi rocking out at the festival below:
Kat Tat is looking to bring her tattoo talent back to the small screen after leaving "Black Ink." See what Kat is cooking up, plus see the first look at Idris Elba in his upcoming Netflix comedy inside...
Kat Tat made a dramatic exit from "Black Ink Crew Chicago" when she spilled the tea to her boss Ryan Henry's girlfriend Rachel that they had been sleeping together. Ish hit the fan and Kat vowed to never return to 9Mag. And she meant it.
Now, she's looking to make a TV comeback with her OWN show. Chick has moved from Chicago to LA and has opened her own shop, Enigma Tattoo. She has hired a team of tattoo artists and she's ready to showacase all of their talents on the small screen.
Will the show be "Black Ink LA?" We're not exactly sure. We predict she's shopping the show to different networks while drumming up some excitement for the show. Oh, and get this: Former "Black Ink Crew" star Kevin Laroy.
Peep the clip below:
Hmm...would you watch?
Coming to television...
Idris Elba is returning to Netflix as a struggling DJ turned "man"anny.
The British hottie is starring in the Netflix comedy "Turn Up Charlie" seemingly based loosely on his real life as he is a disc jockey in real life. Makes sense. He also co-created the eight-part series.
Co-created by Elba and Gary Reich, “Turn Up Charlie” sees Elba star as a struggling DJ and eternal bachelor, who is given a final chance at success when he reluctantly becomes a “manny” to his famous best friend’s problem-child daughter (Frankie Hervey). Piper Perabo and JJ Feild co-star. The cast also includes Angela Griffin, Guz Khan, Jocelyn Jee Esein, Jade Anouka, Cameron King and Dustin Demri-Burns.
The eight-part series is co-produced by Elba’s Green Door Pictures and Reich’s Brown Eyed Boy Productions, with Elba and Reich serving as executive producers alongside Tristram Shapeero. Shapeero directs the series with Matt Lipsey. Martin Joyce and Ana Garanito serve as co-executive producers.
We can't wait to see the Golden Globe winner in a comedy setting. "Turn Up Charlie" starts streaming on Netflix on March 15th.
Photo: Kat's IG/Netflix
Diddy is reportedly accusing Cassie of hooking up with her new trainer boo before Diddy and Cassie broke up. And he's big mad. Chile, the audacity. Deets inside...
Diddy - who was previously seen hooking up with his children's mother on vacay while dating Cassie - is now calling out Cassie for allegedly cheating on him with her new man. That's rich.
The mogul reportedly is telling folks there's some crossover where dates are concerned, and he's supposedly claims Cassie started dating Alex Fine before she and Diddy broke up.
Alex, interestingly, was hired and paid for by Diddy to train her last year. Now, he feels betrayed. TMZ reports:
Diddy's trainer, Jamal Liggin, got so busy he hired several trainers as backup, including Alex Fine. Diddy tagged Alex to train Cassie over the last year.
As we reported, Diddy and Cassie broke up several months ago after a decade-long relationship, but our sources claim Cassie and Alex hooked up before the split. We're told what especially galls Diddy ... he paid Alex to train his then-girlfriend and feels betrayed.
The father of 6 has also been adjusting to becoming a full-time dad to his twin girls and son Christian, after the tragic death of their motherKim Porter. He's also been stepping up even more for Justin and Quincy, who he also treats as his son.
Cassie's calling B.S. though, in between being hugged up with Alex on the beach during the Holidays.
She has not ever publicly talked about a timeline, but we're told Diddy is convinced there's an overlap.
Sources connected to Alex and Cassie insist the two did NOT start dating until after she broke up with Diddy.
Oh, he's "convinced" there's one, huh? Men are something else.
Tonight, the 6-part "Surviving R.Kelly" docu-series begins airing. And there's plenty of drama accompanying it. Get it all inside...
R.Kelly's lawyers are NOT happy about tonight's series that tells the stories - in their own words - of the women who have accused R.Kelly of sexual abuse.
Like the "12 Play" singer has been claiming for years, his legal team says the docu-series is "all lies." They fired off a cease and desist and a threat to sue the network if they air it. Lifetime is airing it anyway. In full.
Not only will accusers like his ex-wife Andrea Kelly and former protegé Sparkle be heard, but people from the singer's inner circle are coming forward for the first time as well. TMZ reports:
Kelly's lawyer, Brian Nix, fired off a legal letter -- obtained by TMZ -- warning the network that its "Surviving R. Kelly" documentary is packed with lies. Nix threatens to file a federal lawsuit Thursday -- the same day Lifetime's set to air the special -- if the network doesn't relent.
Kelly's calling BS ... saying the subjects made false allegations to become famous. What's more ... Kelly says he has 2 audio recordings -- 5 minutes in duration -- that show Lifetime knew "some of the girls are lying, but that the budget was too high to turn back now."
Lifetime has now put out a statement, dubling down on their decision to air:
Despite receiving a scathing cease and desist letter, a Lifetime rep tells TMZ ... the first part of its 6-part documentary will air tonight as scheduled at 9 PM ET/PT.
The rep adds ... "Lifetime has always been a brand that champions women’s stories." Not hard to read between the lines ... the network believes the women.
One of the doc's producer, Dream Hampton, is also speaking out. The writer (who previously edited/wrote Jay-Z's Decoded) says that she reached out to her celeb friends to be involved, and only John Legend agreed to speak on camera.
“John Legend was the only one," who participated, hampton said. “I asked Jay-Z, I asked Mary J. Blige, I asked Lil Kim, Erykah Badu, Dave Chappelle..." But they all said no. “I mean, most people just don't want to touch it. I remember Ahmir["Questlove" Thompson] was like, 'I would do anything for you but I can't do this.' It's not because they support him, it's because it's so messy and muddy. It's that turning away that has allowed this to go on."
Dream also explained to Shadow+Act why the whole "R.Kelly situation" is virtually impossible to navigate and make transparent:
“There are whole systems in place: housing, runners, rules," hampton said. “There are women decades apart testifying to the kind of rules that they were subjected to living with this man, dealing with this man; there are hundreds, probably thousands of tapes made of them [by R. Kelly] without their permission. He's also deeply manipulative; these are women who didn't know each other, 20 years apart, and they'd be talking about being made to sign false confessions and he'd say, 'This is my insurance that you don't hurt me the way these other women have hurt me.' So, I knew we were dealing with someone that we may not want to dismiss. He's dangerous," hampton said.
Questlove, who has been publicly promoting the docu-series, responded. And so did Dream, again:
He deleted his tweets after dream responded. pic.twitter.com/FV5UnoZUFE
— ashley (@sunshinenroses7) January 3, 2019
Also, a good note to remember if you will be watching:
Black women, this will most likely be triggering tomorrow night. If you are watching, find someone to watch it with or turn off when you need to. I am in Harlem if needed! This is necessary but may open up some wounds. You are not alone & it was not your fault. Love you, mean it. https://t.co/9EtlMZF3g1
— deesha (@DeeshaDyer) January 2, 2019
Meanwhile, a backup dancer named Jovante Cunningham alleges in the first parts of the docu-series that she saw a then 15-year-old Aaliyah and the 27-year-old R.Kelly having sex.
In the first episode, Cunningham described what she purportedly witnessed between the two while on tour. "We were out on the road with Aaliyah," she said. "On a tour bus, there really aren't many confined spaces. When you get on the bus there are bunks and so these bunks have little curtains you can pull at night if you don't want anybody to see you sleeping."
She explained that people on tour were "laughing" and at one moment, "The door flew open on the bus. Robert was having sex with Aaliyah." R. Kelly's real name is Robert Sylvester Kelly.
What she apparently saw amounted to "Things that an adult should not be doing with a child."
Aaliyah's mother, Diane Haughton, responded yesterday via E! News, saying she and her late husband were always with her, and that this was all a lie.
Haughton then called Cunningham's claims "lies and fabrications" that "can not be tolerated and allowed to be spewed from the forked tongues of saboteurs of Aaliyah's legacy."
She continued, "My daughter only wanted to realize her dream of sharing her talent with the world, and give her all performing on stage and in front of the camera for the fans she adored so much. She realized that dream, thanks to those true fans who still love and support her legacy unconditionally to this day. Shame on all those involved in this project who thought it kosher to drag Aaliyah's name into a situation that has nothing to do with her today. Once again, this will not be tolerated."
As for that rumored marriage between the late Aaliyah and R.:
One of R. Kelly's former personal assistants Demetrius Smith claims in the Lifetime series that the "Ignition" rapper and Aaliyah got married when she was 15. Smith said he got "papers forged for them when Aaliyah was underage."
Aaliyah passed away in 2001 at age 22.
Photo Credit: Jamie Lamor Thompson/Shutterstock
New year, new drip from Coach. Michael B. Jordan is kicking off 2019 with good fashion, hella good looks, and an epic campaign. More inside...
The New Year just started and Michael B. Jordan already has us hot and bothered. Same ish, different year.
The Black Panther actor has been named the first global face of Coach's menswear label and he fronts the fashion house's Spring 2019 campaign.
In the shoot (shot by photographer Craig McDean), the 31-year-old heartthrob captures the cool optimism of the Coach Guy in a series of images set “backstage” at a faded carnival.
Folks may have a love-hate relationship with him and his perceived dating preferences, but um, yeah. He's still fine.
Shot in a sunlit desert landscape outside of LA, MBJ models on a vintage car, dressed in a colorblock shearling jacket, a blue leather moto and a patchwork leather MA-1. The campaign also stars the new season’s hero bags, including the Signature Rivington Backpack, the Rivington Belt Bag and the Metropolitan Carryall.
“I’m proud to be the face of Coach men’s,” said Jordan via press release. “I’ve been a fan of Coach for a long time and truly respect their inclusive and optimistic values. I’m honored to be a part of Stuart’s vision and creative process.”
Looks like some nice Valentine's Day presents to gift the special man in your life.
The CREED 2 star also stars in Coach's new campaign for the men’s fragrance collection.
More amazing things to come?? We'll be waiting zaddy...
Photos: Craig McDean
NFL player Reuben Foster just got off on domestic violence charges for the 2nd time in less than a year. Find out why inside...
NFL star Reuben Foster is thanking his lucky stars after he was let off the hook on domestic charges yet again.
The Washington Redskins linebacker was scheduled to appear in court today (Jan. 3rd) for an arraignment in Hillsborough County, FL after he was brought up on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge stemming from a Nov. 24th altercation that involved his ex-girlfriend, Elissa Ennis.
However, the State Attorney's Office in Florida dismissed the charge on Jan. 2nd after the notice of termination of prosecution was filed. Even after these pics of her alleged abuse surfaced.
So, what happened?
Turns out, prosecutors realized they wouldn't have a strong case due to Elissa Ennis' credibility. They reportedly concluded that there wasn't enough evidence to file charges against the NFLer after "a meticulous review of the facts of the case," saidEstella Gray, director of communications for the State Attorney's Office.
The 24-year-old linebacker was cut from the San Francisco 49ers hours after the incident - the night before the 49ers were set to play the Buccaneers in Tampa.
So here's what happened that night...
An altercation broke out after Elissa threatened to tell Reuben's new girlfriend he paid to fly her out to the 49ers' team hotel in Tampa Bay. Elissa spoke out about the incident, appearing on "Good Morning America" in early December to explain what went down that night.
TMZ got ahold of the 911 call where she alleged Reuben "took my phone [and broke it] ... slapped me in my face and threatened me." She later repeated, "He took my phone and broke it and slapped me in my face," according to the site. You can check out pictures of her injuries from the incident here.
By the way, this wasn't the first time the NFL player was arrested for allegedly assaulting her. He was charged with several felonies for allegedly assaulting Elissa around this time last year.
Back in February 2018, Elissa went on the stand against Reuben and told the judge she made up the story as revenge for him breaking up with her. In court, she reportedly said she lied in court because she thought Reuben loved her, so she wanted to protect him. Sighs...
The judge eventually dismissed all of the charges in the previous case.
Elissa admitted to lying on the stand in court, but when she appeared on "GMA," she said she lied about lying on the stand. Girl!
In her defense, we have no idea why she initially (allegedly) lied. She could have been threatened, in shock, or actually telling the truth.
So yeah, you can see why prosecutors would have a hard time proving without a reasonable doubt that he was guilty.
"We're disappointed. The prosecutor's choice is yet another slap in the face to Miss Ennis, just like the one Mr. Foster gave her in Tampa," Ennis' attorney, Adante Pointer, told ABC News. "Elissa Ennis was fully ready to participate and hold him accountable. This is not a situation where she recanted, nor that the prosecutor had new evidence that it didn't happen."
Reuben is no stranger to getting in trouble with the law. Outside of these domestic violence charges, he was also arrested for misdemeanor marijuana possession last January. He served a two-game suspension at the start of the 2018 season. The charges were eventually dropped after he finished a first-time-offender diversion course.
Kevin Hart is having a change of heart about hosting the 2019 Oscars. The "evaluation" comes after Ellen DeGeneres called up the Academy to champion for Kevin to return as host. More inside...
Will Kevin Hart hit the stage to host the 91st Annual Academy Awards next month? Last month, Kevin announced he was stepping down as host after 10-year-old homophobic tweets resurfaced. Now, it's up in the air as to whether or not the comedian will host the ceremony.
Appearing on today's episode of the "Ellen DeGeneres Show," the Night School actor revealed he was "evaluating" whether he should host the show. The daytime host has been championing for the comedian to host this year's Oscar Awards after he stepped down. Ellen - who hosted the Oscars in 2014 - called up The Academy to ask them if they would consider reinstating Kevin.
You'll recall, when the resurfaced tweets began making headlines, Kevin revealed the Oscars asked him to apologize and if he didn't, then they would have to find another host. The Jumanji actor decided to apologize, but he stepped down as the host as to not overshadow the Oscar winners.
"I called the Academy today because I really want you to host the Oscars. I was so excited when I heard that they asked you," Ellen told Kevin. "I thought it was an amazing thing. I knew how important it was and how it was a dream.
She continued, "So I called them, I said 'Kevin's on. I have no idea if he wants to come back and host. What are your thoughts?' They said 'We want him to host, whatever we can do, we would be thrilled. The Academy is saying what can we do to make this happen?"
Later, Kevin said he would "assess" whether he was interested in returning as host.
"Leaving here, I promise you I'm evaluating this conversation," he told Ellen. "This is a conversation I needed to have. I'm glad that I had it here. ... Let me asses, just sit in a space and really think and you and I will talk before anything else."
Ellen is fiercely defending the comedian.
“As a gay person, I am sensitive to all of that," she said. "You’ve already expressed that it's not being educated on the subject, not realizing how dangerous those words are, not realizing how many kids are killed for being gay or beaten up every day. You have grown, you have apologized, you are apologizing again right now. You’re done it. Don’t let those people win — host the Oscars.”
The global superstar said the recent attack against him is BIGGER than just the Oscars...it was an attack against his livelihood.
"There's a flip side. To any attack, there's another side. There's a 'B' side. On my side, openly, I'm wrong for my past words. I said it. I understand that. I know that. My kids know when their dad messes up, I'm in front of it because I want to be an example, so they know what to do. In this case, it's tough for me because it was an attack. This wasn't an accident. This wasn't a coincidence. It wasn't a coincidence that the day after I received the job that tweets just somehow manifested from 2008. I'm on social media every day. I have over 40,000 tweets. To go through 40,000 tweets to get back to 2008, that's an attack. That's a malicious attack on my character. That's an attack to end me. That's not an attack to just stop the Oscars. That's an attack to end me."
He continued, "This was to destroy me. This was to end all partnerships, all brand relationships, all investment opportunities, studio relationships, my production company and the people who worked underneath me. This was to damage the lives that have been invested in me. It's bigger than just the Oscars. It's about the individuals who are out there now that are finding success in damage. Defining success damaging your quote-unquote celebrity."
By the way, the instances where Kevin addressed his problematic statements were not necessarily apologies for his past sentiments. He simply says how he thinks NOW about the lives of the people in the LGBTQ community. And that he doesn't tolerate hate.
Peep the clips below:
The 91st Annual Academy Awards are set to go down February 24th and no host has been named as of yet. It was previously reported producers were considering using multiple hosts or not having a host at all.
During his daytime appearance, the 39-year-old comedian also talked about getting turned up on New Year's Eve and his new movie, The Upside. Check it:
Kevin's episode airs today. Check your local listings for the time.
The Upside hits theaters hits theaters next Friday (Jan. 11th).
Photos: Michael Rozman/Warner Bros
Yasmine James - the black female McDonald's worker who beat down a white man who grabbed her up - is now speaking out after lawyering up with two black female attorneys. Find out how Yasmine is doing after the altercation and her next steps inside....
No one in McDonald's - including her male co-workers and male supervisor - helped employee Yasmine James when a white man assaulted her as she stood behind the cash register. One co-worker lightly pushed the custmer away AFTER she beat him down, but that's about it. However, she now has a strong team of black women behind her that are working to bring justice after the horrific situation.
The 20-year-old fast food worker is speaking out about what happened to her on New Year's Eve inside a St. Petersbug, FL McDonald's that resulted in her beating down a 40-year-old white man (named Daniel Taylor) AFTER he grabbed her by the shirt over a straw. Yep, he was pissed because the young, black woman didn't give him a straw and didn't "obey" him. The altercation was caught on camera by a customer and has since gone viral.
Now, Yasmine is speaking out about the ordeal for the first time after she lawyered up with two black female attorneys, Michele Rayner-Goolsby and Shannon Ligon.
The young Florida native has spoken to several news outlets about the disrespect she has endured since starting the fast food job just three months ago. After graduating from St. Petersburg in 2017, Yasmine has been working towards her dreams of becoming a nurse or social worker one day.
While Yasmine clearly held her own, she shared with The Grio she was horrified after the male customer grabbed her by the collar.
“It really scared me when he grabbed me. I didn’t know if he had a knife, a gun or anything,” Yasmine told the site. “He assaulted me, but he also kicked another girl in the stomach on his way out. He should’ve gotten more than a misdemeanor. To me that won’t teach him a lesson at all.“
Daniel Taylor was arrested and charged with two simple counts of battery after Yasmine called the police on him. You read that right. SHE was the one to call the police since NO ONE ELSE thought that would have been the right thing to do. Yasmine's legal team claim Daniel Taylor actually called the police too, and said HE was the one being "attacked by black people." He TRIED it, but that's what they do. Cause drama, then play victim. Thank god for video.
“So when he grabbed me, in my mind I was just like ‘get off of me.’ My thing was to just get him off of me the best way I could because I didn’t know what he was going to do to me,” Yasmine told ESSENCE.
Then there's this: The man got irate since Yasmine didn't give him a straw. According to TampaBay.com, there's a new policy in St. Petersburg, FL. to ban single-use plastic straws. A full ban will be going in effect by 2020. As the policy stands now, establishments are not to give out any straws unless requested by a customer.
“No one, especially a woman of color, should have to go through this at their place of business. No one should have to do it,” Yasmine's attorney Michele Rayner-Goolsby told ESSENCE. “That shows that we can’t even do the daily task without being attacked.”
Where is the lie?
Contrary to the rumors that have been circulating online, Yasmine has NOT been fired from her position. However, she hasn't been back since the incident on New Year's Eve as she's on leave.
After the altercation, Yasmine said her manager seemed clueless as to how to handle the situation. (We could tell.) She said McDonald's needs to set new policies in place to better handle situations like these that are actually common at her store.
“I was just really upset,” the 20-year-old told ESSENCE. “No one knew what to do. They didn’t know if to go back to work, they were just shocked and I think there should be something in place for things like that.”
She continued, “It makes you feel very alone,” she said, especially since the white man was allowed to remain in the building even after the altercation. “I didn’t know if he was going to attack me again.”
“I don’t think people took it so seriously,” Yasmine told The Grio. “Just because I am a Black woman and he was a white man that assaulted me. Like, ‘Okay, she fought this man, lets go back to work. Don’t call the police because this is normal.’ It was just going to go under the rug,” she explained. "I didn’t like that feeling. To me it’s like if I didn’t call the police, if I didn’t do anything, who would have? I just felt like I was left alone, on my own.”
In a press release shared by her attorneys, Yasmine said it hurt that none of her co-workers stepped in to help her defend herself.
“I am not only physically hurt, but I am emotionally hurt that I was left to defend myself even as I was surrounded by my co-workers and other bystanders. “I am so grateful for the outpouring of support I have received from all around the country. I am aware this type of violence happens to women, especially Black women, everyday. For me, this was ‘the last straw.' I am committed to using this horrible experience as means to fight for justice, not only for myself but for other women experiencing this kind of violence in environments where they should be safe and protected.”
Just because black women have a "superwoman" aura does not mean we wear the cape by choice. We're human too.
You can read the full statement here.
Yasmine's mother, Sherrie Neeley, set up a GoFundMe account after an outpouring of support. The donations will be used for Yasmine's medical and educational needs. No part of the funds will be used against legal fees.
You can donate here.
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I’m so honored to represent this young woman, Yasmine James. She’s so smart, so talented, and gifted. She is using this horrific experience to uplift women and workers, everywhere. Please join her in the “Last Straw Movement”. • Someone told me “black women always come to each other’s rescue.” My colleague and friend Shannon Ligon (@thatsmylawyer) of @prettysmartlaw has joined the team and I’m honored to work with her and I admire her tenacity! #trustblackwomen #civillibertylaw #prettysmartlaw #blackwomenlawyers
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Celebrated the new year by working & advocating for our youth and frontline workers against Fortune500 companies. This is our beautiful 20yr old client Yasmine, fully charged and ready to take her stand as the #LastStrawMovement: advocating against workplace violence & safety for woman & all workers. To support her cause log on to: www.laststrawmovement.org. Excited for @PrettySMARTLaw to partner with @CivilLibertyLaw & Attorney extraordinaire Michele Rayner-Goolsby. Teamwork makes the dream work!
Let's support Yasmine James so she can get justice!
Ginuwine is BIG mad at y'all for clowning him over his beard. Meanwhile, Nick Cannon is laughing off the Jheri curl jokes. Get it all inside...
The New Year is bringing out the petty in everybody. After Ginuwine and Nick Cannon debuted new looks for the New Year, the Internets got to work to drag them both over their new "lewks." Something like how folks did Usher when he debuted his permed 'do.He's meme'd OWT.
Ginuwine heard all of your "What in the Bejing is going on?" comments after he posted a picture of his new beard. In celebration of being in the music game for 21 years, the R&B crooner posted up a selfie on Instagram, debuting his new facial hair.
"We getting there ok!!!," he captioned on the social media site:
Not long after, the roasting commenced:
Somebody said his beard not 100% Ginuwine pic.twitter.com/cL931POAAK
— (@cantguardshad) January 2, 2019
This is a memory foam bath mat. pic.twitter.com/cdldaazyJU
— Bi Fieri (@CreoleBabyBritt) January 2, 2019
They called this nigga Ginuwine Budden I’m screaming!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/InurEU65JS
— “Who Can I Run To” Out Now! (@PerrierRosewood) January 2, 2019
Ginuwine got on a dri fit beard?? pic.twitter.com/E9THH6d6hP
— The Chef (Steve) (@ChefWaites) January 2, 2019
— Kazeem Famuyide (@RealLifeKaz) January 3, 2019
The "Pony" singer heard y'all and here's what he has to say:
While Ginuwine seems pissed over the backlash, Nick Cannon is laughing off folks coming for him....
The TV host debuted a new hairstyle as he hosted FOX's "The Masked Singer" earlier this week. It looks like a hairstyle men were rocking circa 1980s.
Yeah, folks didn't waste any time to clown his "curl."
Here's what they said:
— Jenny From Tha Block (@PoohNasty81) January 3, 2019
— Pirate Johnny (@PlunderTheSeas) January 3, 2019
— DazzlingD~002 (@Dazzling002) January 3, 2019
The "Wild 'N Out" honcho is taking it seriously though. In fact, he wants to be meme'd up:
— Nick Cannon (@NickCannon) January 3, 2019
Doesn't look like we'll be seeing his new hairstyle on a red carpet anytime soon. He already cut it:
LOL! Gotta love it.
Your new weekend bops just dropped. Chris Brown taps Serayah to help him dance it up at a carnival and gives us all the throwback feels. Plus, Future mumbles his way into his new era with "Crushed Up." We've got the vids and new album dates inside...
Breezy's back with a new track and accompanying visuals that give us Shanice "I Love Your Smile" vibes.
His new track, "Undecided", produced by Scott Storch (where's HE been?!) is the first official single from Chris Brown's upcoming 9th studio album Indigo. he and "Empire" & "DWTS" star Serayah busts some moves while getting their flirtationship on at a carnival. The track samples Shanice's epic throwback hit "I Love Your Smile", so the visuals give us that after school special vibe we used to love.
When Chris drops Indigo in 2019, the album will mark his first release under a new license agreement with his long-time label home, RCA Records.
On another track that also dropped today, Future mumbles his way into a new single and snowglobe-like video, “Crushed Up”.
The video kicks off with a young Future peering into a snow globe, then the setting flips from a trap house to a wild wonderland. According to Future's team, the visual captures the track’s outsized ambition with otherworldly exposition and psychedelic energy.
The 90's are def in full effect again throughout. Future's giving bright, puffy coats, stripper poles in mansions, and super small sunglasses. Check it above.
"Crushed Up" marks his first new solo album since the success of the 2017 albums Future and Hndrxx and the multiplatinum banger "Mask Off." His seventh album is set to drop January 18th.
By the way, he's got an Official Documentary, The WIZRD, dropping on the 11th. It will debut exclusively worldwide on Apple Music, and will follow the rapper closely, peeking into corners of his world never-seen-before—until now. We wonder which chicks in his harem will make the cut...
Take the first look at Quvenzhané Wallis in her guest starring "black-ish" role, Tiffany Haddish's character Daisy in Secret Life of Pets 2, and see 21-year-old Anok Yai's BOMB ELLE magazine cover inside...
"black-ish" added another fresh face its roster, and now we get to see the first look at Quvenzhané Wallis in her new role.
The Oscar nominated actress nabbed a recurring role on the hit ABC comedy series where she will play Kyra, Dre's young cousin who comes to live with him and his family since her mother can no longer care for her.
She already looks like trouble for the Johnsons. Ha!
The episode, titled “Waltz in A Minor,” will introduce Q's character after she's taken in by Dre (Anthony Anderson) and his wife Bow (Tracee Ellis Ross). However, the couple has "different approaches to helping her adjust to suburban life,” according to ABC via Entertainment Weekly.
We previously predicted Q's character was going to shake up the Johnson household. And we were right.
Meanwhile, Dre and Bow's twins Jack (Miles Brown) and Diane (Marsai Martin) do some social media snooping to try and get more information about her.
Oh...and get this...
Actress Jenifer Lewis shared a funny video with her "black-ish" co-star Tracee Ellis Ross amid rumors that they have been fighting on the set. It was reported the ladies were not getting along off-camera and that their alleged feud caused production to shut down earlier this week. Well, from the looks of the video, it appears everything's all good between them. Peep the clip above.
Q's episode is expected to air January 22nd at 9pm EST on ABC.
Coming to theaters...
Tiffany Haddish joins forces with Kevin Hart again for a new movie. Except this time, they're playing animals.
The EMMY winner stars in Secret Life of Pets 2 as Daisy, a cute Shih Tzu looking for someone to step up and help her get one of her pet friends out of captivity. The kiddies are going to love it, and you will too. The first one was quite funny. Peep the new trailer below:
Secret Life of Pets 2 hit theaters this summer.
We've covered TV, movies...now on the magazine front...
Social media is a powerful tool and its literally changing people's lives every moment. For the good and the bad. But, we have GOODT news.
21-year-old Anok Yai went from strolling through the yard during Howard University's Homecoming, to copping a model contract, and then covering ELLE magazine's January 2019 issue. In that order! The perfect fashion feat to kick off the New Year.
The former biochemistry student from New Hampshire’s Plymouth State University was slaying all through HU's 2017 Homecoming festivities when photographer SUNK captured her beauty through his lens and put it up on his social media account. The image quickly went viral.
Next thing you know, the Sudanese-Egyptian college student, who is one of five children, was getting offers like crazy! She got booked for Prada’s fall 2018 show, as well as its spring and pre-fall 2018 campaigns.
“My art professor told me I should withdraw, otherwise she’d fail me for all the absences,” Yai dished to the magazine. “But, my chemistry professor encouraged me to pursue this, joking that it would be a far more lucrative path.”
Of course, her parents - who fled from their native Sudan to the States to escape the civil war when Anok (who was born in Egypt) was about four - weren't thrilled about her putting he education on hold for modeling.
"You’re telling me that someone wants to pay for your flight to L.A., pay for your hotel, and then pay you to take photos? It’s a scam!” she said her father insisted.
Once they saw her image on a billboard, they came around, and Anok was able to fully embrace her new career path.
Chick is booked, busy, and securing that bag as well. She's a face of Estée Lauder and has modeled in several magazines since signing a contract with NEXT model management in NYC. She's already making history too. The YBF model became the second black woman to ever open a show for Prada, a feat only accomplished by none other than Naomi Campbell. YAS!
While the gorgeous melanated beauty is newbie in the fashion game, she's already using her platform to champion for more diverity in the fashion industry. She finds pride in persuading designers to allow her to walk the runway in cornrows or an afro. She also advocates for fashion teams to hire hairdressers trained in doing different hair textures. We stan a queen who advocates for us all!
Check out her full spread below:
Another night, another Golden Globes win for Regina King! This time, she had a bomb promise for everybody.
Regina King won big once again at Sunday night's Golden Globes. She won for Best Supporting Actress for her role in If Beale Street Could Talk, and when her name was called, chick had a super cute moment with her son, and then an epic moment with the world.
— Strong Black Lead (@strongblacklead) January 7, 2019
After she and her date, her son Ian, busted out dancing, Regina hit the stage in her custom strapless Alberta Ferretti pink sequined dress to deliver an epic acceptance speech.
The now two-time Golden Globe winner announced that Time is STILL Up, and from this point on, she's making sure every project she produces is staffed with 50% women.
We stan a queen!
— Barry Jenkins (@BarryJenkins) January 7, 2019
Photos: NBC's Twitter/Getty