Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Diddy and Cassie breakup and the internet has a lot to say about it

According to several reports, Diddy and Cassie have allegedly called it quits!

Diddy also reportedly has a new chick in his life ... 26-year-old model, Jocelyn Chew. 

I figured marriage wasn't an option for Diddy but damn, I never thought they would break up! Cassie seems like a downass chick.

Well, neither Diddy or Cassie have confirmed the breakup news just yet but the internet is in a frenzy over this, mostly about how Cassie and Diddy were together for yearssss and never got married. 

Peep some of the Twitter reactions below:











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5 takeaways from Ella Mai's interview on 'The Breakfast Club'

Breakout superstar Ella Mai, who is known for her smash hit single "Boo'd Up," recently released her self-titled debut album after three EP releases. The 23-year-old British singer is currently making local rounds for media interviews, and of course she stopped by Power 105.1's The Breakfast Club morning show. 

During her interview earlier today, Ella discussed her debut album, how she was discovered on Instagram, her days on The X Factor, her relationship status, and much more.

Here are 5 takeaways from Ella Mai's interview with the Breakfast Club:

The 'Boo'd Up' songstress is not boo'd up

Ella Mai confirmed that she's in fact single. While talking about relationships and cheating, the singer said she has never cheated on anyone before. When asked if she's been cheated on, she said not to her knowledge. Radio host Charlamagne said to her, "when you find the right man, you'll let him cheat on you."

Ummmm okay, Charlamagne. He's a mess, lol.

Ella addressed Jacquees' "Trip Remix" controversy

Right off the back, Charlamagne asked about the Jacquees controversy. 

Ella opened up about the rumor that she had singer Jacquees‘ remix of her song “Trip” taken down after it garnered more attention than the original version.


After Jacquees’ “Quemix” had quickly become a fan favorite, it had been taken down from YouTube, and fans suspected Ella was the one who had the song pulled down. But, popular record producer DJ Mustard revealed that he was the one who made the decision to have Jacquess’ remix pulled. Ella is signed to Mustard’s label 10 Summers Records.

So, it was the label's decision, not hers.

"I thought we were done talking about this," Ella said to Charlamagne.  

Yeah, let's move on. Even I'm tired of hearing about this Jacquees thing. Next....

Ella used to be in a girl group

Ella talked about auditioning on The X Factor UK where she was in a girl group, Arize. However, the group didn't make it past the first round of auditions in front of the judges, and the ladies came to a mutual decision to disband shortly afterwards. 

Hey, everything works out for a reason, right?! Now, Ella is killing it as a solo artist!

How DJ Mustard discovered Ella on Instagram

The power of social media! 

Ella was discovered by DJ Mustard on Instagram after he saw her singing short covers of popular songs. Ella explained it was Mustard's girlfriend who first noticed her, after one of Ella's videos popped up on her Explore page. 



The singer used Instagram a couple of years ago where she uploaded numerous snippets of her singing. She said back then, all she did was record videos on her iPhone which eventually became popular on social media.

Mustard simply DM'd Ella and asked about her situation. Ella said she had no management at the time and she was working in retail so when the opportunity came for her to record music with the hitmaker, of course she was down!

Ella's alleged sex tape

Ella does NOT have a sex tape floating around online. Earlier this month, there was a video making waves on Twitter which misidentified the singer. Ella said the rumors were ridiculous and you can clearly see it wasn't her in the video. 

She actually watched the sex tape because she wanted to see why people thought it was her in the video. 

Well, like Charlamagne said, people rather believe a lie when it's more entertaining than the truth. 

Check out Ella Mai's full interview below:

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BET Hip Hop Awards all-female cypher: watch Sharaya J, Bri Steves, Neelam Hakeem, Chika and Erykah Badu kill it!


The cyphers this year on the BET Hip Hop Award's last night were a huge let down. There were no old school heads, no surprise guests, and the bars that were spit were just average, no one really went in hard. However, the all-female cypher was hands down the best. Erykah Badu guest DJ'd and even spit a couple of bars as MCs Bri Steves, Naleem Hakeem, Chika, and Jersey's own, Sharaya J held it down! 

Check them out below: 



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Cardi B performs 'Get Up 10' + 'Backin' It Up' at BET Hip Hop Awards, watch here

Walking away with four wins at BET Hip Hop Awards (which aired last night), Cardi B was the highlight of the night as she got in formation and performed "Get Up 10" and "Backin' It Up" with Pardison Fontaine.

Cardi won "MVP of the Year," "Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse," "Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip Hop Style)," and "Hustler of the Year."

Check out her sexy performance below:

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Monday, October 15, 2018

It’s Time to Be Brave by Author La Tasha K. Mason: 'Zana the Brave'

Ghostwriter turned author packs powerful punch with soon to be released anti-bullying children’s picture storybook

Breakthrough author, L. K. Mason, has the internet chattering about the anticipated release of her forthcoming children’s book, Zana the Brave. Since the moment she obtained a copyright on her manuscript, she’s been teasing her followers and those interested in eliminating childhood bullying about what they can expect with Zana the Brave and the launch of the website is no different. The buildup for the launch of www.zanathebrave.com boasts a sneak preview of the book, a social media contest giveaway awarding two grand prizes valuing $200 each and the story behind the story of the book’s protagonist, Zana (pronounced Zay-nuh). 
Zana the Brave is the first in a series of children’s books capturing the story of a bright little girl taking children on a journey of her courageous methods for overcoming constant teasing, ridicule, bullying and fat shaming.This first book introduces children to the series’ main character and how she came to be known as Zana the Brave. It’s rhyming sequences makes Zana’s powerful accounts detailing her experience with the rising bullying and fat shaming epidemic easy and compelling to read. 
Later books in the series will gradually familiarize children to Zana’s closest friends and members of The Brave Team.  Facing their own struggles with being accepted for who they are, The Brave Team comes together with Zana to put an end to bullying at Voltron Elementary School.
Much like the main character of her book, L. K. Mason experienced being bullied as a child.  In fact, the story borrows from her childhood. She felt it was important to write this book because she grew tired of seeing headlines of school shootings and teen suicides where in many of these cases, the root of the problem led back to bullying. Her love for writing and being gifted at it made writing this book a natural choice. She’d had the opportunity to dabble in this level of writing when she was tapped by singer and actor, Tyrese Gibson, to work alongside him and Chris Morrow on his New York Times best-selling book, Manology, co-authored with Rev Run.  Working with such an accomplished writer as Mr. Morrow and being mentored by him sparked something in her that never turned off. There is no turning back now.
The advanced Oct. 15th launch of the website and sneak preview of the book is primarily to quench the thirst of the already rapidly growing excited fan base of Zana the Brave.  In spite of the fact that these parents, teachers, youth organization directors, children and more have only seen the book cover and read a brief synopsis of the book, they are anxious for the book’s release.  One approving Facebook user posted, “Finally someone children can relate to. We can talk to them about bullying, but when it comes to things like this, having someone that's child friendly makes it so much easier.”  This is exactly the kind of sentiment shared in a focus group of girls ages 9 through 12. The girls were instantly invested in Zana and opened up about children at their schools being bullied.  They spoke of other children their age being so sad from the bullying that they attempted suicide or were cutting themselves. This validated L. K. Mason’s declaration that children need to have this book now.  They need to know that they are not alone, and it gets better.
Chris Morrow, who also co-author of a number of other New York Times best-selling books such as The Happy VeganSuccess Through Stillness, and Super Rich with Russell Simmons as well as Take Back Your Family with Rev. Run, says of Zana the Brave after reading the manuscript, “It's real good…both universal and timeless.”  When she read Chris Morrow’s email regarding her manuscript, L. K. Mason was overjoyed because his thoughts were the exact reaction she was hoping to get from her readers.  “Having someone whose written work you deeply admire read your book and authentically enjoy it is an indescribably amazing feeling by itself.  My mission in writing this series of books is to unite people in the way that creativity organically does. I wanted Zana to be relatable and for her story to resonate with not only children but people of all ages and ethnicities for years to come.”

To learn more about Zana the Brave go to www.zanathebrave.com and follow the official social media accounts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @zanathebrave

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Monday, September 10, 2018

Nicki Minaj speaks on altercation with Cardi B, says she was humiliated: 'she built her career off sympathy and payola'

Nicki Minaj destroyed Cardi B on Beats 1’s Queen Radio show today (Sept. 10) after their altercation this past weekend at New York Fashion Week

Cardi tried to fight Nicki on the red carpet at the Harper’s Bazaar Icons party. But, Cardi didn't get very far because security held her back. A shoe was thrown, and Cardi could be heard demanding Nicki to step up, later claiming in an Instagram note that Nicki had said something about her daughter. 

Cardi was then escorted out of the event and had a bump on her head which reportedly came from security. 

Well, Nicki has now spoken out about that night and about the accusation that she talked about Cardi's daughter. 

Nicki Minaj says she never talked about Cardi's newborn

"I would never talk about anyone's child or parenting, I don't give a shit," Nicki said.

“I just want people to know that Onika Tanya Maraj has never, will never speak ill on anyone’s child. I am not a clown. That’s clown shit.”

Nicki said it's sad that someone would say that about her knowing there are people who are out there who would believe it. Nicki feels as if people look at her as "the bad guy."

And, in regards to the "fight," Nicki said she was a part of something "so mortifying and humiliating" and called the incident a "disgusting commotion."

Nicki threw even more shots and said Cardi built her career off "sympathy and payola."

Nicki exposes Cardi 

Nicki played an old clip where Cardi said "nothing is off limits."

She then pointed out the fact that Cardi has spoken badly about other people's kids, and she interviewed a mom who says Cardi once called her dead child a monkey on social media.


Nicki addressed a bunch of accusations, including Cardi claiming she tried stopping her money flow.

"It's easier to say 'Nicki Minaj stopped my bag' and people will believe it," Nicki said.

"I never tried to stop any bags!" Nicki clarified.

Nicki said Cardi literally told a male rapper not to do her video.

"Do you know what it's like to sit in your room and write raps?!" ... "you came into my culture!"

Nicki said Cardi has even called black women roaches and monkeys.

Nicki called out Offset's cheating

Nicki said Cardi needs help and she's mad at what her husband, Offset, is doing to her by cheating on her.

She called out Cardi for the strip club incident, the story of Cardi and her friends allegedly fighting strippers who supposedly slept with Offset, and said Cardi needs to be mad at her man not with the women.

"Take it up with HIM!" Nicki yelled out. Nicki also clarified she has no beef with Offset but says there are hurt women out there "running wild" ... like Cardi.

Chileeeeeeeeeee!


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'Bad Girls Club' star Danielle Victor wants the same support Geoffrey Owens is getting, calls on Nicki Minaj and Tyler Perry for help


Danielle Victor "Dani" who is known as one half of the Victor Twins on season 8 of Bad Girls Clubrecently posted a video on her Instagram page (which has since been deleted) where she wants to know why she isn't getting the same support as Cosby Show star Geoffrey Owens.

A photo of Geoffrey recently went viral after he was spotted working at a Trader Joe's

The 30-year-old reality star has posted a number of times on social media that she's broke and in need of a job since her reality show days on BGC have come to an end. There have even been fundraisers to help her pay her rent. And, she's looking for the same support and opportunities that Geoffrey is getting. 

"Let them know I need help too," Dani wrote in her Instagram caption.

Nicki Minaj recently pledged to give $25,000 to Geoffrey and Tyler Perry offered the actor a job on one of his shows. Dani thinks she deserves the same opportunities. 
RELATED: 'Bad Girls Club' star Danielle Victor puts CT from 'The Challenge' on blast, says she miscarried his child and he didn't care

Watch Dani's video below where she calls out Tyler Perry and Nicki Minaj for help:


Is this chick for real? Lol. 
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Brandi Maxiell learns her husband has cheated on her more than 50 times in their marriage


Former Basketball Wives reality star Brandi Maxiell and her husband Jason Maxiell, a former basketball player, have been married for eight years and together for 17.

Brandi and Jason both know their relationship is in trouble primarily because of Jason's frequent cheating and lying.

Brandi has been under the impression that Jason was unfaithful eight times during their marriage, but when she learns that the real number is significantly higher, she is devastated and walks out before the conversation can continue.


Brandi soon learned that her husband has cheated on her more than 50 times in their marriage and more than 300 times overall. WOAH!

Watch the full episode below:

  
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John Legend becomes the first black man to achieve EGOT status

John Legend is the youngest person and the first black man to achieve EGOT status 

The singer and actor won an Emmy for 'Outstanding Variety Special' for his work as a producer on "Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert." 

The achievement sees John Legend as the first black man to earn all four major annual American entertainment awards: the Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Awards.
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