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Fabolous & Emily B Welcome Baby Girl!

The Jasmine Brand 10/12/2020

Fabolous & Emily B Welcome Baby Girl!

Congratulations to Fabolous and Emily B on their latest family addition! Over the weekend, the rapper and his long-term girlfriend welcomed a baby girl. Emily B shared the news on social media, sharing footage of her older daughter Taina sweetly standing by the newborn’s twins and wrapping her in a baby blanket. See the clip.

Fabolous & Emily B Welcome Baby Girl!

Posted by The Jasmine BRAND on Monday, October 12, 2020

Emily B recently shared a photo cradling her growing baby bump with the caption,

“Baby in bloom”

The caption was certainly fitting as she was surrounded by gorgeous flowers in the snapshot.

This is baby number four for Emily B, and the third for her and rapper Fabolous. They have two sons together, and Emily B is mom to daughter Taina Williams from a previous relationship.

Fabolous, Emily B and their two sons

Fabolous proudly announced the news of their bundle of joy on Father’s Day and revealed that it’s a girl! He wrote:

“Got the best gift ever for Father’s Day! #GirlDad”\

Congrats, Emily B & Fabolous!

Rapper Fivio Foreign Arrested For Assault

The Jasmine Brand 10/12/2020

Rapper Fivio Foreign Arrested For Assault

Fivio Foreign (real name Maxie Lee Ryles III) has reportedly been arrested. While very few details have been released about his detainment, the 30-year-old rapper was allegedly arrested over the weekend for simple assault in New Jersey.

In June 2019, he rose to fame with his single “Big Drip”, which received a remix with Lil Baby and Quavo.

He is signed to Mase’s RichFish Records and Columbia Records.

In May 2020, he was featured on Drake’s song “Demons”, which charted at 34 on the Billboard Hot 100, earning him his first Billboard-charting single. Later that month, he collaborated with Lil Tjay and Pop Smoke on the song “Zoo York”, which peaked at 65 on the Hot 100.

No additional details have yet been released.

Nene Leakes Laughs Off Claims From Wendy Williams’ Friend, Madina Milana, That She Had A Sexual Encounter W/ French Montana: Dig Deeper Chile!

The Jasmine Brand 10/01/2020

Nene Leakes Laughs Off Claims From Wendy Williams’ Friend, Madina Milana, That She Had A Sexual Encounter W/ French Montana: Dig Deeper Chile!

Nene Leakes Laughs Off Claims From Wendy Williams’ Friend, Madina Milana, That She Had A Sexual Encounter W/ French Montana: Dig Deeper Chile!

Update #2 (Oct. 1): Nene Leakes has responded to claims that she got a little too close to rapper French Montana.

She took to Instagram and shared a photo of her looking through her purse with the caption:

“Looking for this d*** Kat that @frenchmontana done SNATCHEDDDDDD … GOT to dig deeper Chile”

She also shared a photo of her looking at her phone and wrote:

“John Doe wit all these liessssss! Say what now!?!? i can’tttttttttttttttt”

Original Story (Sept. 30th): Wendy Williams definitely seems to have people in her inner-circle that are willing to go to bat for her. Recently her friend Madina Milana took to her own Instagram page to defend Wendy amid her current drama with Nene Leakes. The entertainment manager/reality star posted a video online claiming that NeNe manipulated her way back into Wendy’s life at some point during their on-again-off-again friendship. Madina Milana also made allegations that NeNe had an inappropriate encounter with rapper French Montana. She said,

“First of all, you snuck your way back into Wendy’s life. You tricked me. Don’t ask me to have a sit-down and ask [Wendy] to come to dinner, which I did… [Wendy] wasn’t even gonna go but I was like ‘you know, [NeNe] jumped on a flight [to see you]’”

She added,

“Why? So you can be mean and evil and try to come back into her life and use her and lie on her?”

Madina Milana then made allegations that Nene Leakes disrespected her marriage to her husband Gregg Leakes by having an inappropriate sexual encounter with French Montana.

“Why don’t you talk about the part where when we was in the truck you was letting French [Montana] touch all up on your snatch. That’s right, you was all up under French Montana. A whole married woman NeNe.”

Madina Milana’s harsh comments seem to stem from remarks NeNe made about Wendy during a video she shared on her YouTube Channel. In the video, Nene Leakes was responding to comments Wendy Williams made about her and her family during an episode of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen.

NeNe said,

“Wendy, for you, spend more of your time figuring out how you can drain your enormously large legs and feet, okay? [As] opposed to worrying about my family and what we’re doing. You need to find the nearest water pill, okay?”

What are your thoughts on this situation? Let us know in the comments. 

JT Of City Girls Expresses Frustrations About Not Being Able To Vote As A Felon: I Live In America & Pay Taxes

The Jasmine Brand 10/01/2020

JT Of City Girls Expresses Frustrations About Not Being Able To Vote As A Felon: I Live In America & Pay Taxes

Being a felon in America and not being able to vote has progressively become more of a hot topic amidst rising political views and racial injustice in the U.S. Rapper JT of the Miami-based duo, City Girls, is the latest to speak out on this topic.

JT (born Jatavia Shakara) was charged and sentenced to 24 months in prison for aggravated identity theft, thereby becoming a felon and discontinuing her right to vote.

She took to Twitter to express her frustrations.

Fans of JT offered tips and suggestions on how she could combat the position she’s in.

After responding and retweeting several responses regarding her right to vote, JT tweeted that appreciated the pointers but still can’t vote.

According to the National Conference of State Legislatures:

“It has been common practice in the United States to make felons ineligible to vote, in some cases permanently. Over the last few decades, the general trend has been toward reinstating the right to vote at some point, although this is a state-by-state policy choice.”

LeBron James made a huge move in helping felons regain the right to vote. On Friday (July 24), his “More Than A Vote” initiative committed $100,000 to the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition to help felons be able to vote. 

On Twitter, he wrote:

“This is a fight about their constitutional right to vote being denied.”

Boxing legend Mike Tyson recently announced his plans in voting for the first time, expressing that he didn’t think he could vote because of his past criminal record. In 1992, he served three years of the six that he was sentenced to after being convicted of one count of rape and two counts of deviant sexual conduct.

On Sep. 22 he wrote on social media,

“This election will be my 1st time voting. I never thought I could because of my felony record. I’m proud to finally vote.”

What your thoughts are about felons not being able to vote? 

Kevin Hart & Wife Eniko Welcome Daughter Kaori

The Jasmine Brand 9/30/2020

Kevin Hart & Wife Eniko Welcome Daughter Kaori

In a recent post, Kevin Hart’s wife Eniko Hart announced that she gave birth to her daughter Kaori Mai Hart with a sweet message on Instagram,

“thankful • grateful • blessed

a little bit of heaven sent down to earth..

welcome to the world baby girl..

we couldn’t love you more..

Kaori Mai Hart


Earlier this month, Eniko shared 3D ultrasound snapshots of their little one on Instagram,

She wrote:

“i can not wait to kiss these fat cheeks!”

Kevin Hart and his wife Eniko Hart, have 2 children together. The comedian has 2 kids from his previous marriage.

Eniko Hart shared the news on social media, debuting her baby bump with a maternity photo back in March of 2020, with the caption:

“BABY #2in the midst of all of this we’re counting our blessings and couldn’t be more grateful! ?? soon to be a family of 6!”

Despite come challenges during her first pregnancy with Kevin Hart’s infidelity, a source says the couple is “stronger then ever.”

According to an inside source, baby #2 was a blessing after nearly two years of marital issues. The source stated:

“Their marriage is stronger than ever…They are both thrilled about her being pregnant again.”

As shown in his Netflix documentary, “Don’t F*ck This Up,” while Eniko was eight months pregnant with her and Kevin Hart’s first child, son Kenzo, they endured a highly publicized cheating scandal.

Congrats to Eniko and Kevin Hart on their new addition to the family!

Nene Leakes Wants To Coach Joe Biden On How To “Read” President Trump For Next Debate

The Jasmine Brand 9/30/2020

Nene Leakes Wants To Coach Joe Biden On How To “Read” President Trump For Next Debate

Nene Leakes has been known to “read” people during her 12 year stint of reality television, but now she wants to pass along those skills and coach president hopeful Joe Biden to read Donald Trump during his next encounter.

There are plenty of ways to achieve this, but in this sense, “reading” someone is to tell them about themselves, attack their credibility, or simply criticizing them in a hurtful way.

The reality star took to her social media to post,

“Can somebody help me…I wanna coach Biden right before his next encounter wit Trump. He needs a read session”

Nene referenced the Sep. 29 2020 Presidential Debate in which president Donald Trump and Joe Biden went head to head in topics such as law and order, taxes, racial issues and more.

There were several moments within the debate where each outwardly attempted to discredit the other, immediately making the debate a trending topic on Twitter. There are two other scheduled presidential debates which means two opportunities for Nene Leakes to get her coaching on.

15 October in Miami, Florida

22 October in Nashville, Tennessee

Do you think Nene as what it takes to give Joe Biden a read session? Tell us your thoughts. Watch some of Nene’s infamous “reads” below.

Tory Lanez Reveals He Released His Controversial ‘Daystar’ Album On The Anniversary Of His Mom’s Death

The Jasmine Brand 9/29/2020

Tory Lanez Reveals He Released His Controversial ‘Daystar’ Album On The Anniversary Of His Mom’s Death

Tory Lanez Reveals He Released His Controversial ‘Daystar’ Album On The Anniversary Of His Mom’s Death

Singer Tory Lanez has broken his silence about his alleged involvement with the shooting of rap star, Megan Thee Stallion, with his recent controversial album Daystar. The album itself was controversial but the timing of the release garnered it’s own speculation, with people questioning the motive of the timing and accusing the singer of capitalizing off of allegedly shooting a woman.

Not long after the heat of social media began to get hotter, Tory Lanez revealed the reasons behind his release date.

He shared the short but compelling message about his mother on his Instagram page:

9/25 my mothers birthday, the day she passed away, the day the album dropped #daystar

Tory Lanez utilized this surprise album as a way of addressing the July 12 event that reportedly left Megan Thee Stallion shot in both of her feet. In a video that began circulating on social media, Megan can be seen limping backward towards the cops after being pulled over.

After rumors continued floating around amongst fans of the two artists, Megan thee Stallionbroke her silence in a live stream, admitting that she was allegedly shot in each foot by Tory Lanez.

The confirmation from Megan left fans in awe and fueled the criticism of the “Talk To Me” singer even more. Music artists JoJo and Kehlani even removed him from projects they collaborated on together. To many people’s surprise, Tory Lanez finally made an announcement on Sep 24. that he would be breaking his silence more than a couple of months following the infamous incident.

On a song entitled “Money Over Fallout,” he reportedly addresses and seemingly denies the incident in his lyrics that state,

“Megan people trying to frame me for a shooting.”

He continued, “Girl, you had the nerve to write that statement on an affidavit? Knowing I ain’t do it but I’m coming at my truest?Trying to keep this sh*t 200 with you, shorty, I can prove it.”

In the track, he also appears to question her injuries as he says, “Gotta see a couple questions: how the f**k you get shot in your foot, don’t hit no bones or tendons??How the f**k your team is trying to pay me in some whole millions??I just lost like 10 million dollars because this cold business?But I got like 10 million followers that’s gon’ roll with me”

How do you feel about the timing of his album drop?

Naya Rivera’s Sister Addresses Reports She’s Living W/ Late Star’s Ex-Husband: I’m Showing Up For My Nephew

The Jasmine Brand 9/29/2020

Naya Rivera’s Sister Addresses Reports She’s Living W/ Late Star’s Ex-Husband: I’m Showing Up For My Nephew

Update #2 (Sept. 29th): The sister of late actress Naya Rivera has spoken out after reports swirled that Naya Rivera’s ex-husband, Ryan Dorsey, moved in with her earlier this month.

She addressed the news on her Instagram stories and wrote:

“In the darkest time of my life, the only thing that is important is my friends & family. Showing up for my nephew even though I can’t show up for myself.”

She continued: “I’m not concerned with the way things look because no one can see each agonizing moment we all endure. What matters most I’ve learned, is to show compassion, not to judge others and never take a moment of life for granted. I hope you all can do the same.”

Ryan Dorsey hasn’t publicly spoken on reports yet.

Original Story (Sept. 28th): Naya Rivera’s sister and ex-husband have moved in together to raise five-year-old Josey after the “Glee” actress tragically passed away after an accidental drowning, according to reports.

Ryan Dorsey, 37, and Nickayla Rivera, 25, are said to be living in a three-bedroom rental. Ryan Dorsey reportedly moved in with Nickayla Rivera earlier this month. He previously lived in North Hills, in the San Fernando Valley.

They’re reportedly sharing the responsibility of helping raise Josey, who Naya Rivera shared with Ryan Dorsey.

The two married in July 2014 before welcoming Josey in September 2015. They separated in 2018.

Ryan Dorsey broke his silence on Naya Rivera’s passing shortly after it was confirmed. He wrote in part:

“There’s not enough words to express the hole left in everyone’s heart. Life is all about good times and bad times but with Josey it makes the bad a little less so because a part of you will always be with us. He’ll never forget where he came from. We miss you. We will always love you.”

Naya Rivera, Ryan Dorsey

Naya Rivera’s body was discovered five days after she went missing during a boat trip with Josey in California’s Lake Piru. The autopsy report, released by the Ventura County Medical Examiner, included an account from Josey, who was later found sleeping alone in the boat. He said that he and the actress “counted ‘1,2,3’ and then jumped off the boat together.”

Shortly after, she told him “to get back on to the boat.” The report continues:

“She helped him onto the boat and he then heard [Rivera] yell ‘help’ and she put her arm in the air. She then disappeared into the water.”

The autopsy report also notes that there was “no known history of suicidal ideation or attempt.”

Continued prayers for the family, friends, and loved ones of Naya Rivera.

Kanye West Urinates On Grammy Award After Calling Out Music Industry

The Jasmine Brand 9/16/2020

Kanye West Urinates On Grammy Award After Calling Out Music Industry [VIDEO]

Kanye West still has more to say about the music industry.

The rapper, who has won 21 Grammy Awards throughout his career, shared a video where he peed on a Grammy Award in the toilet via 

Twitter Wednesday (Sept. 16th). He added the caption:

“Trust me… I won’t stop” Kanye West’s stance comes after he called out Sony and Universal, and compared the music industry and professional sports worlds to slavery Tuesday (Sept. 15th).

Kanye West continued his messages on Wednesday (Sept. 16th) with another series of tweets and wrote:

“We’ve gotten comfortable with not having what we deserve … they allow us to have a little money from touring get some gold chains some alcohol some girls and fake numbers that feed our egos … but we don’t own our masters”

He added:

“We our supporting other people’s kids … we could spend our whole life in the music industry but our kids gotta go work for another company when they grow up”

He went on to say that people used to claim Michael Jackson was “crazy” as well:

“We used to diss Michael Jackson the media made us call him crazy … then they killed him”

What do you think about Kanye West peeing on one of his Grammys? 

Actress Ryan Destiny Is Playing Justin Bieber’s Love Interest In His Newest Video ‘Holy’ & Fans Love It

The Jasmine Brand 9/16/2020

Actress Ryan Destiny Is Playing Justin Bieber’s Love Interest In His Newest Video ‘Holy’ & Fans Love It

Ryan Destiny has another credit to add to her growing resume.

The “Star” actress is slated to play Justin Bieber’s love interest in his upcoming video “Holy.” He shared a snippet of the video on Instagram Wednesday (Sept. 16th) and showed him waking up next to Ryan Destiny in bed.

The song, which also features Chance The Rapper, will be released Friday (Sept. 18th).

It was only a matter of time before Ryan Destiny’s name started trending on Twitter as fans showed love for Justin Bieber’s choice for his leading lady.

Justin Bieber has shown a new level of growth lately. He recently took to Instagram to speak on how his ego and attitude previously ruined real-life relationships for him. He wrote:

“…As I became a tennager, I let my insecurities and frustrations dictate what I put my value in. My values slowly started to change. I let ego and power takeover and my relationships suffered because of it.”

Justin Bieber, who is married to model Hailey Baldwin, added:

“I truly desire healthy relationships. I want to be motivated by truth and love. I want to be aware of my blind spots and learn from them! I want to walk in the plans God has for me and not try and do it on my own! I want to give up my selfish desires daily so I can be a good husband and future dad! I’m grateful that I can walk with Jesus as he leads the way.”

What do you think about Ryan Destiny’s cameo in Justin Bieber’s video? 

Tim Norman Believed His Nephew Andre Montgomery Stole $200K From Ms. Robbie Ahead Of Murder Plot

The Jasmine Brand 9/15/2020

Tim Norman Believed His Nephew Andre Montgomery Stole $200K From Ms. Robbie Ahead Of Murder Plot

New details are surfacing about the alleged plot-to-kill case against OWN TV star Tim Norman and what could have been an alleged motive.

Detective Donald Thurmond, a St. Louis police detective gave testimony in a virtual bail hearing for Terica Ellis, 36, one of the three suspects in this case.

Tim Norman was arrested and charged for allegedly hiring someone to kill his nephew, Andrew Montgomery, in hopes of getting $450,000 in life insurance money.

According to new testimony from Detective Thurmond, Andre Montgomery was a suspect in a $200,000 cash theft from the house of his grandmother, Welcome To Sweetie Pie’s Robbie Montgomery. The detective testified that Terica Ellis told investigators that she knew the theft made Tim Norman’s “boys” want to “run up on” his nephew Andre Montgomery.

The detective further testified that Tim Norman allegedly offered Ellis $10,000 to “secure the location” of his nephew that night he was killed.

Reportedly, Detective Thurmond testified that the night of the shooting, Andre came outside of a building on Natural Bridge Avenue near Fairground Park to meet Ellis, who had texted him and bought him a pair of pants. The detective said investigators believe a “third party” then shot Andre, according to prosecutors who confirmed the testimony.

Ellis allegedly left the area after the shooting and went back to Memphis where she allegedly deposited $9,000 into several different bank accounts.

Terica Ellis Mugshot As previously reported earlier this month, when journalist April Simpson reached out to Ms. Robbie Montgomery to send her love, the restaurant founder replied,

“Thanks For The Prayers, But At This Time I’m Weak And Can’t Make A Statement. Please Keep Praying For Me And My Son”.

What do you think about the detective’s statement about the case? 

Ray J Files For Divorce From Princess Love, Wants Joint Custody Of Children

The Jasmine Brand 9/15/2020

Ray J Files For Divorce From Princess Love, Wants Joint Custody Of Children

Ray J Files For Divorce From Princess Love, Wants Joint Custody Of Children

Ray J and his wife Princess Love appear to be calling it quits. The singer and reality star has filed for divorce from Princess Love, according to The Blast.

Reportedly, Ray J filed and is requesting joint custody of the couple’s two children. Princess Love, Ray J This isn’t the first time that there have been divorce discussions. In May 2020, Princess Love filed for divorce, but they later reconciled.

Ray J, Princess Love Ray J married Princess Love in 2016.

Their daughter, Melody Love, was born in 2018 and their son, Epik Ray, was born earlier this year.

The couple has a prenuptial agreement.

Breonna Taylor’s Case To Go Before Grand Jury

The Jasmine Brand 9/12/2020

Breonna Taylor’s Case To Go Before Grand Jury

As the demand for justice for Breonna Taylor continues, her case is expected to go in front of a grand jury soon, according to new reports.

An insider told CNN that the grand jury, “will be hearing other criminal cases first to get their feet wet with the process and then hear the Taylor case.”

Breonna Taylor was unfortunately fatally shot by police after officers executed a no-knock warrant at her apartment in March. The officers involved have yet to be arrested, despite nationwide protests calling for justice.

The grand jury will also determine what charges, if any, to the three policemen – Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly and officers Brett Hankison and Myles Cosgrove. Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron released a statement on Twitter Wednesday (Sept. 9th). It reads,

“My office is continually asked about a timeline regarding the investigation into the death of Ms. Breonna Taylor. 

An investigation, if done properly, cannot follow a specific timeline. When the investigation concludes and a decision is made, we will provide an update about an announcement. he news will come from our office and not unnamed sources. Until that time, the investigation remains ongoing.”

One of the lawyers for Breonna Taylor’s family said of the upcoming grand jury hearing:

“If they emerge with indictments that are only in relation to the actual shooting, we would have plenty of questions regarding all of the criminal actions leading up to and after the shooting.”

What are your thoughts on Breonna Taylor’s case going before a grand jury? 

Tamar Braxton’s Fiancé, David Adefeso, Is Not Happy W/ Her Abstaining From Sex In ‘Get Ya Life’ Premiere: It’s A Terrible Idea

The Jasmine Brand 9/12/2020

Tamar Braxton’s Fiancé, David Adefeso, Is Not Happy W/ Her Abstaining From Sex In ‘Get Ya Life’ Premiere: It’s A Terrible Idea

Tamar Braxton’s latest WeTV series Get Ya Life has just premiered Thursday (Sept. 10) and already the drama is piping hot. During the episode, Tamar Braxton and her fiancé, David Adefeso, seem to be on separate pages when it comes to their spiritual beliefs. Tamar Braxton shared with David Adefeso that she was advised by her celebrity creative coach, Goli Samii, to abstain from sex, alcohol, and drugs for 45 days to help her have clear dreams and reach her highest potential. David Adefeso, however, was not happy about it.

He told cameras, “She just springs it up on me. [We have] to go 45 days without sex… That’s not funny.”

He asked Tamar Braxton who gave her the advice, and Tamar let him know he hasn’t met her yet. He responds, “That’s a terrible idea.”

He added, “Tamar’s interested in the dream work, but [as] a hardcore, born again, Jesus believing Christian, I really don’t know about who Goli is or how she does what she does. I’m not so sure that her methods are something that fits my own beliefs.”

He later asked her, “How important is it for you, [on a] scale of one to 10?”

She responded, “A hundred.”

He replied, “Okay. For me, sex, on a scale of one to 10 [is] 102. How about that?”

Earlier this summer The JasmineBrand exclusively reported that a source close to Tamar Braxton felt that David Adefeso is “very controlling” of Tamar and is angry over the way he’s portrayed in her new series. According to the source, “David constantly acted like he wanted to be behind-the-scenes and didn’t want to be on camera, but when production began he was always trying to be on camera. 

Even when he wasn’t scheduled to be in a scene – he would make sure that he was involved in some way and would make the scene about him, so that he could get more time on camera. He wanted this to be the ‘David and Tamar’ show.”

However, following the initial release of the trailer for the reality series the source claims that David Adefeso became angry over the show.

“This reality show was different in that the audience saw exactly what was shot. Those scenes where he’s inserting himself into the process, yelling at Goli (Samii) and telling Tamar what to do and how to handle herself – that’s what really happened. And I don’t think he expected to come off like that – he doesn’t want the world to see that. He was livid when he saw it. This was supposed to be his big moment where he was officially introduced to the world and that’s not the image he wanted to portray.”

Tamar Braxton and David Adefeso have been making headlines a lot recently. As previously reported, David Adefeso filed a restraining order against Tamar Braxton due to his claims of domestic violence. According to David, Tamar attacked him while he was driving.

“Here’s the truth. I’ve been a victim of domestic violence, domestic assault. I was attacked. I was driving… and I was attacked, a blow to my neck, to my jugular. 

For those who know, the jugular, that carries blood to your brain. When you’re hit there, it discombobulates you. I thought I was gonna crash. I was driving fast. I had to call my mom… a 50-year-old guy having to call his mom when he’s driving, and my mom started praying.”

He continued, “Tamar was in he car, my mom started praying; only to find out that after the blow, I was being secretly recorded. Something that’s illegal…And the tape’s been sent to my family. Tapes of me in distress, in pain, calling my mom, are being sent to my family and other people.”

However, Tamar Braxton allegedly claims that David Adefeso is the one who initially threatened her. According to reports, the pair got in a physical altercation the day Tamar Braxton was taken to a mental health facility following her alleged suicide attempt. 

David Adefeso allegedly became angry with Tamar after she told him he can’t be trusted. He reportedly grabbed her hard, left a bruise, and threatened to end both their lives in what he called a

“Murder-suicide.” Tamar Braxton allegedly became physical after he grabbed her.

What are your thoughts on David’s reaction?

50 Cent Gives Away More Than $30,000 In Cash To Burger King Workers

The Jasmine Brand 9/11/2020

50 Cent Gives Away More Than $30,000 In Cash To Burger King Workers

50 Cent Gives Away More Than $30,000 In Cash To Burger King Workers

50 Cent is tapping into his nicer side!

The rapper, who’s known for trolling some of our favorite celebrities on social media, was spotted giving out $30,000 in cash tips for workers at a Burger King drive-thru in 50 Cent’s stomping grounds, Queens, NY.

He and Instagram personality Jay Mazini popped up at the fast-food restaurant and Jay Mazini tells each worker to come up to the window. Once there, he asks them questions about how they’re navigating through the COVID-19 pandemic and if Burger King was paying them.

He then passes out wads of cash before 50 Cent joins him and gives them even more.

The total reportedly came up to more than $30,000. See the clip below.

It looks like he’s toned down his posts since he said he was going on a hiatus from Instagram after his content was reported.

He shared a photo of the report last months nd wrote,

“I don’t understand this, why am i getting this? it says the post is removed for bullying but the post is still on my page. ok time to take a break from IG” It’s not clear what post got reported, but 50 Cent is no stranger to speaking his mind on social media. Recently, he reacted to his hit series “Power” not getting nominated for an Emmy Award.

What do you think about 50 Cent’s good deed?

Kandi Burruss Details Awkward Encounter W/ Nene Leakes: I Saw Her At A Restaurant, She Didn’t Recognize Me Because I Had A Mask On

The Jasmine Brand 9/11/2020

Kandi Burruss Details Awkward Encounter W/ Nene Leakes: I Saw Her At A Restaurant, She Didn’t Recognize Me Because I Had A Mask On

Kandi Burruss Details Awkward Encounter W/ Nene Leakes: I Saw Her At A Restaurant, She Didn’t Recognize Me Because I Had A Mask On Is the epic blowup between “The Real Housewives of Atlanta’ veterans Kandi Burruss and Nene Leakes during the 12th season reunion still simmering?

The reunion aired back in May and was taped from the comfort of the cast members’ homes thanks to COVID-19.

Kandi Burruss said of her argument with Nene Leakes Friday (Sept. 11th),

It’s a reality show so you’re dealing with real people, real emotions. At that time, it was a very heated discussion, it was a lot of walking off.” The two have certainly had their issues in the past and have been able to bounce back. But this time, Kandi Burruss said that she hasn’t spoken to Nene Leakes since then. In fact, she said she’s convinced Nene Leakes didn’t recognize her when the two were at the same restaurant recently.

“This is the funny thing. I have seen her, I don’t think she saw me. I saw her at a restaurant one day and walked right past her. She didn’t recognize me because I had the mask [on]… I wasn’t looking like myslef. I said ‘Hello’ but she was talking to somebody else so I guess she didn’t realize it was me and kept walking.”

Kandi said she wasn’t phased by the cold shoulder since the two weren’t “in a great place.”

Nene’s former friend Cynthia Bailey also said she’s been shooting the show for two months and hasn’t seen Nene yet.

“I can just tell you I haven’t filmed anything with her or seen her. That’s that. In terms of contract negotiations, it’s not unusual for people to still be negotiating their contract. We’ve been over here filming for about two months now but I’m just saying.”

Nene Leakes, Cynthia Bailey

She said whatever is going on between Nene and Bravo, she hopes they can work it out.

“It’s not super unusual. However, at the end of the day and I mean this, NeNe and I are where we are now, but for a long time she was a very, very good friend of mine who I loved very much and who I still have love for. I want her to do what is best for her. She was one of the OGs on the show. When you think of Real Housewives of Atlanta, you do think of NeNe. She’s great for the show. I hope they work it out, but that’s between her and the network.”

Nene previously said she hasn’t signed her contract because of issues Bravo has.

What do you think about Kandi’s brief run-in with Nene? 

Mary J. Blige On Her ‘Power’ Character, ‘Queenpin’ Monet: I Still Have Girlfriends That Are Like Her

The Jasmine Brand 9/10/2020

Mary J. Blige On Her ‘Power’ Character, ‘Queenpin’ Monet: I Still Have Girlfriends That Are Like Her

Entertainment icon, Mary J. Blige recently opened up, sharing some insight into her life, how she’s handled this pandemic, and her new “Power Book II: Ghost” character Monet. The singer turned actress recently explained to Health magazine that her gift of singing wasn’t at all about dreaming big to become a big star, instead, a mere tactic of “survival” with growing up in the harsh projects of the Bronx in New York.

She stated, “I didn’t have big dreams and goals. I think because of the environment we lived in, it was hard to dream.”

Acknowledging that people would “hurt” you if you dreamed or smiled too much, she continued,

“But I was a singer, and people would always ask me to sing. I didn’t know that it was going to become this. I just thought God gave me a gift to survive, and that was my survival tactic, to sing. I would feel better about my environment; I would feel better about how we were living. I would feel better about everything if I just sang.”

Singing was just the entry for what would lead to a life’s time worth of adoration from millions of fans of her music, and now, her acting portrayals.

In 2018, Mary J. Blige made history as the first double Oscar nominee for Best Supporting Actress (Mudbound), and Original Song (“Mighty River”). Now, fans look forward to her role play out as Monet in the Power series spinoff, Power Book II: Ghost, created by Courtney Kemp.

Mary J. Blige states, “I’m probably one of the biggest fans of [the first series] Power. And I’m a huge fan of [the producers] Courtney [Kemp] and 50 Cent and how they painted a picture of what we saw growing up as kids living in the projects. I still have girlfriends that are like Monet. Monet is a queenpin. So what made me want to take on that role is knowing those women and knowing that I’m actually one of those women because they’re not just drug dealers—they’re women trying to save their children. So I respect the role of Monet because there’s a lot of women out there just like that.”

As of now, Mary J. Blige, who also expressed being affected with “emotion, outrage, and anger” by racism and the killing of George Floyd, is taking full advantage of spending quality time with herself during the pandemic.

George Floyd She professed,

“I’m going to take away a real appreciation of this me time.” The “Share My World” singer concluded,

“I don’t think any of us realized how fast we had been moving. I really appreciate this rest and this silence, so that I can hear more clearly what’s going on. When you’re by yourself, you’re either going to be your own best friend and be honest and real with yourself, or you’re going to be your own worst enemy and deceive yourself. It’s been so clear to me that I am my best friend.”

What do you think of Mary J. Blige’s insights into her life? 

Jussie Smollett Says Being Quiet About Alleged Attack Is ‘Beyond Frustrating’ + Suggests There’s Proof To Back His Story: There Are 2 Witnesses

The Jasmine Brand 9/10/2020

Jussie Smollett Says Being Quiet About Alleged Attack Is ‘Beyond Frustrating’ + Suggests There’s Proof To Back His Story: There Are 2 Witnesses

Jussie Smollett Says Being Quiet About Alleged Attack Is ‘Beyond Frustrating’ + Suggests There’s Proof To Back His Story: There Are 2 Witnesses

Jussie Smollett has sat down for his first interview in almost two years. The former “Empire” star didn’t give much detail about what happened that night in January 2019 but said he was “still taking the advice” of his lawyers.

At the same time, he suggested he’s not sure if staying quiet about the incident has been more helpful or harmful to how he’s perceived.

Jussie Smollett claimed back in January 2019 that he was the victim of a hate crime. He alleged that two men screaming “MAGA” poured bleach on him and tied a noose around his neck. They also allegedly hurled racial and homophobic insults at him, Jussie Smollett said. His story was turned upside down when two brothers, Abel and Ola Osundairo, accused Smollett of paying them to attack him. Since then, Smollett’s career and life haven’t been the same as many have struggled to believe his story.

Jussie Smollett, Osundairo Brothers He told TV personality Marc Lamont Hill during an interview via Instagram:

“It’s been beyond frustrating because to be somebody that’s so outspoken … it’s been difficult to be so quiet. To not be able to say all of the things that you want to say, to not be able to yell from the rooftop. Because, I don’t think people realize that I’ve just been wrapped up in some form of a case for the last, approaching, in just a couple of months approaching two years.”

He continued, “…I’m certainly not going rogue. I’m still taking the advice of my attorneys and everything like that. But I just don’t see honestly what staying quiet has really done. Where it has gotten me.”

The negative attention and criminal charges against Smollett for allegedly lying to police (which were later dropped) caused him to be let go from his role as Jamal Lyon on the FOX series “Empire.” He didn’t appear in the final season of the show that wrapped earlier this year.

Smollett added that he’s not optimistic he’ll win his next court appearance, scheduled for today (Thursday, Sept. 10th).

“They won’t let this go. It doesn’t matter. There is an example being made. And the sad thing is that there’s an example being made of someone that did not do what they’re being accused of.”

He’s also standing by his story that it was white men who attacked him.

“I would say, and again I have to be careful what I say because I’m still in a court case, but at the same time, it’s out there. There’s also two other witnesses that saw white men. That saw exactly what I say that I saw.”

He said there’s footage of that night but adds:

“Of course, it cuts off right before it happens…I certainly didn’t have the power to cut the tape, so who cut the tape?”

He spoke on the criticism he’s received and said:

“I’m a human being like everybody else. I ingest the media and I read the headlines and all that type of stuff. And I’ve been guilty of taking things at face value as well. But when you see that happening, and they talking about you, you know it’s not true – somehow it becomes different.”

He continued,

“So on one hand, when I step back, I can see the way that they played the narrative, the way that they served it to people. That it was intentionally created to make people doubt from the very very beginning. But at the same time, I’m not really living for the people that don’t believe, because of the fact that I don’t know what to say. I can’t take that on.”

See the full interview at the 40:27 mark.

What do you think of what Jussie Smollett had to say? 

Tory Lanez Text Megan Thee Stallion An Apology & Said ‘I Was Just Too Drunk’ After Allegedly Shooting Her In The Feet

The Jasmine Brand 9/9/2020

Tory Lanez Text Megan Thee Stallion An Apology & Said ‘I Was Just Too Drunk’ After Allegedly Shooting Her In The Feet

It looks like more is coming out about Tory Lanez and his alleged shooting incident with Megan Thee Stallion. According to reports, Tory Lanez offered Megan Thee Stallion an apology via text message after allegedly shooting her in the feet. In his alleged apology text he wrote “I know u prolly never gone talk to me again, but I genuinely want u to know I’m sorry from the bottom of my heart.”

In the message, he explained his actions from that infamous night by texting “I was just too drunk”

According to reports, Tory Lanez never said he shot Megan Thee Stallion in his apology text but the rapper did text:

“None the less s**t should have never happened and I can’t change what did. I just feel horrible.”

Reports that Tory Lanez shot Megan Thee Stallion surfaced earlier this summer after a night of the two celebrities hanging together. Following the alleged shooting, Tory Lanez was arrested on gun charges but was eventually released.

Initially following the incident, Megan Thee Stallion didn’t name who shot her, however, she did share images of her injuries online. The ‘Savage’ rapper uploaded photos of her feet to her Instagram page to prove to any doubters that she wasn’t lying about being shot.

She captioned the post:

“Lol what I have learned abt majority of the people on social media is y’all like to hear bad news before good news, a lie spreads quicker than the truth, and y’all really be believing the sh*t YALL make up… I got hit at the back of my feet because when I got shot I was WALKING AWAY FACING THE BACK. why would I lie abt getting shot? Why are y’all so upset that I don’t wanna be in the bed sad ? 

Why y’all upset that I can walk ?”

She continued:

“I got my stitches out my feet like 2 weeks ago and I was ready to go celebrate WAP going number1… I usually don’t address internet bullsh*t but y’all people are so sick! God was really watching over me and I’m healing so well! Sorry I’m not as sad and miserable as a lot of y’all lol but ima keep being Megan Thee Mf STALLION”

Megan Thee Stallion eventually took to Instagram live to name Tory Lanez as the person who shot her.

What are your thoughts on Tory Lanez’s alleged apology? 

Laurence Fishburne & Jenifer Lewis To Star In ‘Black-ish’ Spinoff ‘Old-ish’

The Jasmine Brand 9/9/2020

Laurence Fishburne & Jenifer Lewis To Star In ‘Black-ish’ Spinoff ‘Old-ish’

Laurence Fishburne & Jenifer Lewis To Star In ‘Black-ish’ Spinoff ‘Old-ish’ Another Black-ish spin-off is being added to the growing ish franchise.

According to reports, a new spin-off from the ABC series is underway. Titled, Old-ish, the comedy series will star Laurence Fishburne and Jenifer Lewis, both who star in Black-ish. Both play the parents of Anthony Anderson’s character Dre.

Reportedly, the spinoff will follow Ruby and Earl as they give love a second chance As they move together to a L.A. neighborhood.

Kenya Barris, Black-Ish cast Black-ish was created by Kenya Barris. It follows an upper middle class African-American family led by Andre ‘Dre’ Johnson (Anthony Anderson) and Rainbow Johnson (Tracee Ellis Ross). The show revolves around the family’s lives, as they juggle several personal and sociopolitical issues. 

The show also features the characters Zoey Johnson (Yara Shahidi), Andre Johnson, Jr. (Marcus Scribner), Jack Johnson (Miles Brown), and Diane Johnson (Marsai Martin).

Grown-ISH premiered in 2017, while Mixed-ISH premiered in 2019.

What are your thoughts about Growin-ISH?

Travis Scott Announces New Partnership W/ McDonald’s, Releasing The ‘Cactus Jack Meal’

The Jasmine Brand 9/3/2020

Travis Scott Announces New Partnership W/ McDonald’s, Releasing The ‘Cactus Jack Meal’

Rapper Travis Scott just announced a new collaboration with fast-food chain McDonald’s that will land in restaurants, next Tuesday, September 8th. The “Cactus Jack Meal” is in collaboration with his record label Cactus Jack, and is reportedly the rapper’s favorite meal from McDonald’s. It will feature a Quarter Pounder with cheese, bacon, and lettuce, with a medium fry, BBQ Sauce, and a Sprite, all for $6. It will be available at the fast-food chain until October 4th.

Travis Scott made the announcement of the collaboration on Twitter.

McDonald’s official Instagram account announced the news as well online.

The popular fast-food chain, also updated their bio to reflect the current promotion:

“Say Cactus Jack sent you” Check out some alleged photos of the new menu item,

From the looks of it, the internet is excited about the collaboration because Travis Scott trended on Twitter Thursday (Sept.3).

What are your thoughts on Travis Scott’s new collaboration with McDonald’s?

Russell Wilson Admits He Wants More Kids While Showing Off Baby Win

The Jasmine Brand 9/3/2020

Russell Wilson Admits He Wants More Kids While Showing Off Baby Win

Russell Wilson Admits He Wants More Kids While Showing Off Baby Win

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and singer-songwriter wife Ciara welcomed baby Win Harrison Wilson a little more than a month ago, and Russell Wilson is already wanting more little ones!

Ciara captured a video of the 31-year-old holding their adorable son. From behind the camera, Ciara says: “Look at the fellas, so cute! Late night chillin’” She continues to gush over their beautiful and precious newborn, and Russell Wilson chimes in and says:

“My guy”

The couple then engages in conversation with Win as he stares at his mommy. Ciara asks Win “what’s up baby” and Russell Wilson answers for him, saying: Uh… you gon feed me? That’s what’s up. You bouta feed me, that’s what’s up. Ciara laughs and tells her boys she loves them, and Russell makes it clear, “We need to have more of these little things.”

Ciara quickly wraps the video of the cute moment up, closing out with: “Okay, see I’m gonna stop the video right now.”

Win is baby number two for the couple as they have daughter Sienna together. It is Ciara’s third, as she has a son Future with rapper Future.

Ciara, Sienna, Future, Russell Ciara announced last month that she was ready to start her weight loss journey of dropping 48 pounds in an Instagram post. The “Rooted” singer uploaded a selfie and captioned it:

“48lbs to go! Starting the game plan tomorrow!”

She continued and confessed:

“P.s. don’t know how easy it’s going be considering 3 baby’s now! Going to work really hard at this! Let’s go Mamma’s”

What do you think about the Wilson’s expanding their family again? 

Akon Will Begin Construction On New $6 Billion City In Africa In 2021, Compares It To A ‘Real Life Wakanda’

The Jasmine Brand 9/2/2020

Akon Will Begin Construction On New $6 Billion City In Africa In 2021, Compares It To A ‘Real Life Wakanda’

Akon (born Aliuane Thiam) has announced that construction will begin next year in the grassy fields in Mbodiene for his new city in Senegal, calling it a “Real Life Wakanda.”

The project will cost him around $6 billion to make it come to fruition, although the future of tourism has uncertainties globally.

Akon rolled out his idea to create a “utopian city” back in 2018, with hopes that the city will provide much-needed jobs for Senegalese and also feel like a “home back home” for Black Americans currently facing racial injustices. Akon says:

“The system back home treats them unfairly in so many different ways that you can never imagine. And they only go through it because they feel that there is no other way,”

“So if you’re coming from America or Europe or elsewhere in the diaspora and you feel that you want to visit Africa, we want Senegal to be your first stop.”

Akon, was born in the United States, to Senegalese parents, but he spent a lot of his childhood in Senegal, a county on the West part of Africa.

Authorities in Senegal are reportedly excited to have Akon break land and have embraced him as a native.

With International flights resuming in Senegal for citizens and residents, tourism Minister Alioune Sarr, says Akon’s move will make more people believers of Africa.

“COVID-19 has sown doubt everywhere. This means that those who had doubts about the attractiveness of Senegal, and Africa in general must convince themselves that there are men and women who believe in Africa.”

Akon adds that he has already secured $2 billion of the $6 billion needed, and construction will begin in early 2021, with the first phase of the project taking more than three years to build.

Akon reportedly has plans to feature a hotel, seaside resort, a tech hub, recording studio, hospital, police station, and his own cryptocurrency already called AKoin.

(EXCLUSIVE) Akon Wins Lawsuit Against Singer Over Pitbull

Akon He has called the new city to a “real-life Wakanda”, noting that buildings will be made of glass and metal instead of wood. The fictional Wakanda city was introduced in Marvel’s blockbuster hit Black Panther.

Akon recently made headlines when he said that the people of Senegal have moved past the thought of slavery. He says,

“Well, in Senegal we’ve kind of overcome the thought of slavery. We don’t even think about it.”

He continued, “I think it’s also the art of just letting the past go and moving towards the future. I think in the U.S. they have this stigma of just not letting go of the past and blaming the past on every mishap, or you know, disappointment. 

I think as long as you hold on to that past, it’s just a lot of weight that you carry with you everywhere you go and it’s hard to move forward and move fast when you got a weight on your back. You just gotta let it go.”

What are your thoughts on Akon’s new “Real Life Wakanda” city?

Gucci Mane Named In Wrongful Death Lawsuit Over South Carolina Club Shooting

The Jasmine Brand 9/2/2020

Gucci Mane Named In Wrongful Death Lawsuit Over South Carolina Club Shooting

Gucci Mane Named In Wrongful Death Lawsuit Over South Carolina Club Shooting

Rapper Gucci Mane is among the list of defendants that have been named in a wrongful death lawsuit filed on behalf of a woman who was fatally shot during a concert that took place earlier this summer. The unfortunate incident occurred in South Carolina at Lavish Lounge during a concert that Gucci Mane reportedly had a hand in promoting for a rapper named Foogiano. The victim, 23-year-old Mykala Bell, and one other person were both shot and killed during Foogiano’s performance. 

Eight other people were also shot but survived their injuries. According to the local Sheriff, the shooting was likely gang-related.

In addition to Gucci Mane, born Radric Delantic Davis, the lawsuit also names Foogiano (born Kwame Brown), the ownership company for Lavish Lounge, the club owner, and an alleged associate of Foogiano, Jarquez Kezavion Cooper.

Jarquez Kezavion Cooper was arrested in connection with the shooting and has yet to be released.

According to the lawsuit, Foogiano and his team were not searched for weapons prior to them entering the venue and

“As a result, dangerous persons were permitted inside the club with deadly weapons.”


The lawsuit seeks general, special, compensatory, consequential, economic, and punitive damages. Also, the suit is requesting a jury trial.

What are your thoughts on this unfortunate situation?

Jennifer Hudson & Fantasia Fans Push For Singers To Battle Each Other In Next Verzuz

The Jasmine Brand 9/1/2020

Jennifer Hudson & Fantasia Fans Push For Singers To Battle Each Other In Next Verzuz

Jennifer Hudson & Fantasia Fans Push For Singers To Battle Each Other In Next Verzuz Monica and Brandy’s highly-anticipated Verzuz battle has come and gone; and it was a record-breaking one. More than 1 million people tuned in to see both ladies celebrate each other’s music.

Now, fans are pushing for who they want to see next. One of the top picks is Jennifer Hudson and Fantasia. Both singers started trending on Twitter Tuesday (Sept. 1) as many social media users cast them as the next feature.

Jennifer Hudson and Fantasia have yet to respond to fans’ pleas for them to do Verzuz feature together.

Would you want to see Jennifer Hudson v. Fantasia? Comment and let us know. 

Usher & Girlfriend Jenn Goicoechea Expecting 1st Child Together

The Jasmine Brand 9/1/2020

Usher & Girlfriend Jenn Goicoechea Expecting 1st Child Together

Usher & Girlfriend Jenn Goicoechea Expecting 1st Child Together

Usher Raymond will be a father for the third time, according to reports.


The 41-year-old singer and his 37-year-old girlfriend Jenn Goicoechea are allegedly expecting their first child together. No details about their pregnancy have been revealed.

Rumors that the pair were dating, began surfacing in 2019.

Tameka Foster, Usher Raymond

Usher has two sons (Usher 12 and Naviyd 11), from a previous relationship with ex wife Tameka Raymond.

Usher, Grace Miguel

He later married Grace Miguel. They split in 2018.

Usher nor Jenn have yet to confirm the news.

Omari Hardwick Criticized For Referring To Chadwick Boseman As One Of His “Biggest Competitors” In Tribute Post

The Jasmine Brand 8/31/2020

Omari Hardwick Criticized For Referring To Chadwick Boseman As One Of His “Biggest Competitors” In Tribute Post

Omari Hardwick is one of the latest celebrities to pay tribute to actor Chadwick Boseman.

Chadwick Boseman died on August 28, after battling colon cancer.

His passing has sparked an outpouring of tributes from family, friends, and fellow actors.

On Sunday (August 30th), Omari Hardwick posted a lengthy message honoring his Chadwick Boseman. The Power actor shared a clip of him receiving an award, noting that the night he won it, Chadwick Boseman shared an inspirational word to him before he walked on stage.

Omari writes:

I didn’t have enough time that fateful night to share what i whispered to you. So now i will. But not before sharing what you said first. You said “O, go claim that award that’s had your name on it from the gate…from the moment i met you. I whispered back, “Thank you Bose…for being the superhero I knew you were from the moment i met you.” Then I quickly added….”we still gotta do that movie together!” You replied: “Bet.” … I hear you whispering more than ever my dearest brother of a Black Panther. One of my biggest honors was being one of your biggest competitors and an even bigger friend.

You are HUGELY missed, but I got you next to me even more on the rest of this run.

A wise man told me this morning…”In the Kingdom no crown is wasted. When one man drops his crown, another man picks it up. Pick it up O!”

From king Chadwick to king Hardwick….i will do just THAT my brother. Rest in your glory ??? ?

PS: Brave has worn his Black Panther costume everyday for the past 3 weeks.. trust me I’ll make sure he keeps wearing it…..

While the majority of the comments, were complimentary to the tribute, the line “One of my biggest honors was being one of your biggest competitors and an even bigger friend”, appeared to cause some to criticize his remarks.

Omari responded to some of the criticism within his comment section, before limiting his comments. See the exchanges below.

What are your thoughts about Omari’s tribute? 

Former Georgetown Coach & 1st Black Head Coach To Win NCAA Championship John Thompson Has Died

The Jasmine Brand 8/31/2020

Former Georgetown Coach & 1st Black Head Coach To Win NCAA Championship John Thompson Has Died

Former Georgetown Coach & 1st Black Head Coach To Win NCAA Championship John Thompson Has Died [Condolences]

Very sad news. Former Georgetown coach John Thompson Jr. has reportedly died. He was 78. The news about his passing began to circulate online today (August 31st).

John Robert Thompson Jr. became the first African-American head coach to win a major collegiate championship when Patrick Ewing led the Hoyas to an NCAA Division I national championship over the Houston Cougars in 1984. Thompson was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. After retiring from coaching, he became a radio and TV sports commentator.

There is no word on a cause of death yet.

We send our condolences to his family and friends.

Businessman Steve Stoute Doesn’t ‘Want Black People Voting for Kanye’

The Jasmine Brand 8/28/2020

Businessman Steve Stoute Doesn’t ‘Want Black People Voting for Kanye’

Businessman Steve Stoute Doesn’t ‘Want Black People Voting for Kanye’

American business mogul Steve Stoute has made it clear that he doesn’t want black people casting their vote for Kanye West in the upcoming presidential election. Steve Stoute is the founder and CEO of The Translation and the Managing Director and CEO of the natural hair care line Carol’s Daughter. 

He is also the founder of the United Masters music company. During a recent episode of The Boardroom: Out of Office podcast, Steve Stoute shared his personal views on presidential hopeful Kanye West.

“I don’t want Black people voting for Kanye West. I don’t want anybody Black running around voting for Kanye West.”

The 50-year-old businessman continued,

“If you’re gonna vote for Donald Trump and you choose Kanye West instead of Donald Trump, great. That will help the Biden campaign. But I don’t want Black people who were thinking about voting for Biden, voting for Kanye West, in the markets, in the areas that he’s registered as a candidate. That’s going to hurt us.”

As previously reported, Kanye West is trying to get on as many state ballots as possible before Election Day this November. 

Even though Kanye West has failed to make it onto the ballots in certain states, including both Wyoming and Missouri, he recently shared a tweet showing gratitude for the states where he will be on the ballot.

What are your thoughts on what Steve Stoute had to say?

Ciara’s ‘Goodies’ Was Almost A Britney Spears Song

The Jasmine Brand 8/28/2020

Ciara’s ‘Goodies’ Was Almost A Britney Spears Song

Ciara’s ‘Goodies’ Was Almost A Britney Spears Song

Ciara’s 2004 breakout hit “Goodies” was just the beginning of her superstar career. But she recently revealed that it was almost going to be a song for pop singer Britney Spears.

The mom of 3 said that while she helped the write the song, she had to audition to be the voice behind it.

“I had to reaudition again, to be picked up and to be made a priority on the label. I did that, had a showcase, rocked it. Okay, boom, check.”

But little did she know there was chatter to possibly give the song to Britney Spears.

“Not knowing that behind the scenes, there was a conversation about this song being potentially taken from me and given to an artist like Britney Spears, who was on the same roster as me. I knew that it was a very, very special record.”

That proved to be true as the song topped the Billboard Hot 100 for weeks after its release. Ciara continued and said had she known what was going on behind the scenes, she would’ve “fought tooth and nail” to secure the song for herself.

“It was because it’s a record that I actually was a part of creating.”

“This was my very first song that I put out into the universe. My first song, and by God’s grace, it also was a number one song, and it lasted on the Billboard charts for eight weeks. It was just kind of surreal to see that my dream was coming true.”

Could you imagine “Goodies” as a Britney Spears song? 

DaBaby Sends A Message To His ‘Crazy’ Baby Mama MeMe: I Love You, Now STFU Texting Me I’m In A Meeting

The Jasmine Brand 8/26/2020

DaBaby Sends A Message To His ‘Crazy’ Baby Mama MeMe: I Love You, Now STFU Texting Me I’m In A Meeting

DaBaby Sends A Message To His ‘Crazy’ Baby Mama MeMe: I Love You, Now STFU Texting Me I’m In A Meeting

Charlotte rapper DaBaby, born Jonathan Kirk, shared a peek into the dynamic between him and his daughter’s mother, Mariah, a.k.a. MeMe, via his Twitter account Tuesday night (Aug. 25th).

He tweeted:

“Some people show their love by being crazy as hell, I’m talkin crazy crazy.

My daughter’s mother Mariah, is one of those people.”

The “Rockstar” rapper continued:

“I love you too . [heart Emoji]

..crazy MF

Now stfu texting me, I’m in a meeting.”

He then warned he would take their daughter’s iPad away if she didn’t answer his FaceTime calls.

It’s not clear if he and MeMe are back together or just peacefully co-parenting, but DaBaby appeared to confirm his rumored romance with singer DaniLeigh in his song “Go”, which was released earlier this month.

He raps: “R&B freak, I try to f*ck her every day/Curly-haired jiggy b*tch, it might be DaniLeigh

Ooh, did he just say that? You probably need to playback.”

Speculation that they were dating started in May when they shared separate photos that appeared to be on the same balcony.

DaBaby, DaniLeigh

What do you think about DaBaby’s tweets? 

EXCLUSIVE: “Basketball Wives” Star Jennifer Williams Prepping Docu Inspired By How She & Others Were Scammed By Ex Boyfriend Aaron Nichols

The Jasmine Brand 8/26/2020

EXCLUSIVE: “Basketball Wives” Star Jennifer Williams Prepping Docu Inspired By How She & Others Were Scammed By Ex Boyfriend Aaron Nichols

EXCLUSIVE: “Basketball Wives” Star Jennifer Williams Prepping Docu Inspired By How She & Others Were Scammed By Ex Boyfriend Aaron Nichols

theJasmineBRAND exclusively reports, TV personality Jennifer Williams is prepping a documentary about how she and others were scammed by her now ex boyfriend, a man named Aaron Nichols.

Earlier this year, the Basketball Wives star made headlines when she claimed that Aaron Nichols allegedly scammed her out of thousands of dollars, along with her luxury vehicle. She also stated that she wasn’t the only victim and others had similar experiences. At the time, she posted his image on social media, urging the public to help her retrieve her vehicle. 

The post was captioned, “I’m asking for some help finding my Range Rover that this man, Aaron Nichols, stole from me. He goes by many aliases including Nick, Daniel or Chris. He has conned many women and men too out of vehicles and large amounts of cash.”

Jennifer Williams later told us in an interview,

“He’s taken advantage of so many women and there a lot of them out there that are too embarrassed to come forward.”

But she insists, “I’m not embarrassed – If I have to tell my story so that he doesn’t do this to anyone else, I’m willing to do that. I don’t want another person to be hurt.”

While Aaron Nichols maintained his innocence, others allegedly have continued to come forward alleging similar experiences.

No further details about the documentary have been released.

Rick Ross Spotted Hanging Out W/ Kanye West + Kanye Fails To Make Ballots In Missouri & Wyoming

The Jasmine Brand 8/26/2020

Rick Ross Spotted Hanging Out W/ Kanye West + Kanye Fails To Make Ballots In Missouri & Wyoming

Rick Ross Spotted Hanging Out W/ Kanye West + Kanye Fails To Make Ballots In Missouri & Wyoming

All is well between rappers Rick Ross and Kanye West as they recently linked up at an undisclosed location. Tons of merchandise was spotted on the ground, leaving fans wondering what the two MCs are cooking up.

The session comes just after Rick Ross said he wanted to speak with Kanye West about his recent concerning behavior. He told Billboard:

“He actually had somebody reach out to me last week. I actually slept through the phone call…But, I just don’t want to drop him on his head yet, because it ain’t clear to me what’s going on. You know what I’m saying?”

He added:

“I haven’t really did any due diligence. I just see what, you know, what headlines come across and we know a lot of that sh*t, be inaccurate.”

Still, he was hopeful that they would be able to see each other sooner than later, saying:

“I’m going to wait for his phone call again and hopefully, I’m going to catch that mother fu**er to ask him a few questions, then after that, I have the answers myself, then, you know. If it’s some sh*t that’s, you know, he got to clarify some things though because it ain’t looking good.”

As for Kanye West’s political aspirations, it was recently reported that he failed to make the ballot for the upcoming presidential election in Missouri after he didn’t get enough signatures.

Missouri Secretary of State John Ashcroft tweeted Tuesday (Aug. 25th):

“Today our office issued a letter to Kanye West informing him of the insufficiency of his independent candidate nomination petition for President. The petition was determined to have 6,557 valid signatures of the required 10,000.”

He also shared photos of the letter they sent.

In Wyoming, Kanye West also missed the deadline to submit 4,025 signatures required to make the ballot as an independent candidate.

According to reports, he began gathering signatures in Wyoming on Aug. 17, near polling locations during the state’s primary election, which is illegal. Kanye has also failed to make the ballot in Ohio, Illinois, and West Virginia. Still, he rejoiced over the states where he has made the ballot via Twitter.

What do you think Rick Ross and Kanye linked to discuss?

Oprah Winfrey & Steven Spielberg Team Up For ‘The Color Purple’ Reboot, ‘Black Is King’ Director Blitz Bazawule To Direct

The Jasmine Brand 8/25/2020

Oprah Winfrey & Steven Spielberg Team Up For ‘The Color Purple’ Reboot, ‘Black Is King’ Director Blitz Bazawule To Direct

Oprah Winfrey & Steven Spielberg Team Up For ‘The Color Purple’ Reboot, ‘Black Is King’ Director Blitz Bazawule To Direct

The Color Purple is getting a remake. Oprah Winfrey, who made her feature debut in the original film, is set to produce the reboot along with Steven Spielberg, who directed and produced the first movie.

Icon Quincy Jones will also be on the all-star team of producers and Black is King director Blitz Bazawule will lead as the director. His movie The Burial of Kojo got the attention of The Color Purple reboot team.

Oprah Winfrey said: “We were all blown away by Blitz’s unique vision as a director and look forward to seeing how he brings the next evolution of this beloved story to life.” 

He expressed his excitement about joining the team on Instagram:

“So honored to reimagine Alice Walker’s classic novel ‘The Color Purple’ for a new generation. Beyond grateful to have Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, Quincy Jones, and Scott Sanders as my Producers alongside Warner Bros Studios. Get ready for an AMAZING journey.”

Oprah Winfrey also saluted his role in the remake on Instagram. Oprah Winfrey, Quincy Jones, and Scott Sanders also produced the musical for Broadway. The Color Purple is based on Alice Walker’s 1982 novel which was turned into a motion picture in 1985. The movie has grossed more than $140 million, and the stage musical adaptation has reportedly grossed more than $350 million.

No release date for the remake has been announced.

What are your thoughts on ‘The Color Purple’ reboot?

Kim Kardashian Inspired Paris Hilton To Freeze Her Eggs

The Jasmine Brand 8/25/2020

Kim Kardashian Inspired Paris Hilton To Freeze Her Eggs

Paris Hilton, 39, is ready to become a mom and says that Kim Kardashian inspired her to make a decision to help that happen.

In a recent interview, she said after a chat with her longtime friend, Kim Kardashian, she decided to freeze her eggs.

“I had a really amazing conversation with Kim [Kardashian] about it. She introduced me to her doctor, and I was so inspired by her to actually do it.”

Paris Hilton added that she wants to have twins when she gets pregnant. “I’m obsessed with dressing them up. I want … twins, because then you get [a girl and a boy] at once.” The model then urged all of her female fans to freeze their eggs as well, adding:

“…You can really control it and not have that ‘Oh my gosh, I need to get married’ [mindset].”

During the interview, she also opened up about the treatment of another close friend of hers, pop icon Britney Spears.

“It’s not fair to be an adult and be treated like a child. I can’t imagine having to live my life like that.”

Britney Spears was recently trending on social media after the hashtag #FreeBritney went viral due to her fans expressing concerns about the 12-year conservatorship she’s been in, also known as legal guardianship.

The legal guardianship began in 2008 after Britney Spears went through a series of public mental health struggles and infamously shaved her head and smashed a photographer’s car with an umbrella. The conservatorship has always been very controversial among some of her fans, who believe the agreement is being used to manipulate and control Britney Spears and her $59 million net worth. Her father, Jamie, and an attorney, Andrew Wallet, are in charge of the conservatorship.

What are your thoughts on Kim Kardashian inspiring Paris Hilton to freeze her eggs?

Pop Smoke – ‘Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills’ Star Is Reportedly Selling Home Where Rapper Was Fatally Shot

The Jasmine Brand 8/21/2020

Pop Smoke – ‘Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills’ Star Is Reportedly Selling Home Where Rapper Was Fatally Shot

Pop Smoke – ‘Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills’ Star Is Reportedly Selling Home Where Rapper Was Fatally Shot

Teddi Mellencamp of Bravo’s “The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills” is selling the mansion that rapper Pop Smoke was fatally shot in earlier this year.

According to the L.A. Times, the Hollywood Hills home is now on the market. It has five bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms with white porcelain floors, and an infinity-edge swimming pool.

Pop Smoke was killed while renting the home in February. Teddi Mellencamp released a statement about the tragedy and said:

“Early this am we were informed by a 3rd party leasing and management company overseeing a rental home we own in Los Angeles that a shooting had taken place at the property.”

She continued, “Foremost, we would like to extend our prayers and condolences to the family and loved ones affected by this tragic loss of life. We aren’t aware of any of the details beyond what we’ve been told or seen reported on the news and at this time we would like to refrain from commenting further as we wish for the focus to remain on the law enforcement officers who are diligently doing their jobs.”

Last month, five suspects were arrested with the late rapper’s passing.

Four of the five suspects named are facing murder charges. Two of them, Corey Walker and Kenadre Rogers, could get the death penalty, or life in prison without the possibility of parole, according to reports. Two of the minor suspects, one 17 and one 15, have been charged with one count of murder a robbery.

While the fifth suspect, Jaquan Murphy, was arrested for attempted murder, the L.A. County District Attorney’s Office has not reported charges against him. According to reports, two men wearing hoodies and masks, broke into the house firing multiple shots, striking and critically wounding the rapper. The men fled the scene and Pop Smoke was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in West Hollywood where he was unfortunately pronounced dead.

What are your thoughts on the home being for sale?

‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Star Chi Chi DeVayne 

Dies At 34

The Jasmine Brand 8/21/2020

‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Star Chi Chi DeVayne Dies At 34

‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Star Chi Chi DeVayne Dies At 34 [CONDOLENCES]

Chi Chi DeVayne, 34, one of the popular and well-loved contestants from the long-running reality competition show “RuPaul’s Drag Race” has died after being hospitalized with pneumonia. She was featured in the third season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race: All-Stars” and initially made her mark as a contestant on the eighth season of “Drag Race.” (Contestants of the shows typically use pronouns interchangeably.)

Her Southern charm, creative fashions, and classically-trained dancing ability won over the judges and fans alike.

Offstage, the talented performer was known as Zavion Davenport. His family posted a photo of their beloved on his Instagram page to sadly confirm the reports. The text on the photo begins with a Bible verse and also says:

We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. II Corinthians 5:8

On behalf of the Davenport/Wyandon Family

It is with tremendous sorrow that my family and I announce the passing of my beloved son, Zavion Michael Davenport, the world renowned “Chi Chi DeVayne.” Out of respect for the immediate family, please await additional information and directives regarding the final arrangements, memorials, and the method to remit condolences and expressions of kindness. His final words to his family and fans, “Never Give Up!” The Shreveport, Louisiana native was reportedly diagnosed with scleroderma, a chronic illness that affects the skin and causes thick tissue to develop around internal organs which causes them not to function properly. In an interview, she described the illness as “incurable” and said:

It’s hard when you go from being at the top of your game and then … something like this hits.

RuPaul Charles, the creator of both shows, released a statement on the passing of Chi Chi DeVayne:

I am heartbroken to learn of the passing of Chi Chi DeVayne. I am so grateful that we got to experience her kind and beautiful soul. She will be dearly missed, but never forgotten. May her generous and loving spirit shine down on us all. On behalf of VH1, World of Wonder and the cast and crew of RuPaul’s Drag Race, I extend my deepest sympathy – from our family to hers.

Many of Chi Chi DeVayne‘s fellow drag queens and alumni from “Drag Race” and “All-Stars” as well as fans have taken to social media to share their sadness and memories: You may not be with us physically, but the moments you shined, the smiles you brought, the talent you displayed will be with us forever. ??? 

Rest easy, Queen. We love you, Chi Chi.

— RuPaul's Drag Race (@RuPaulsDragRace) August 21, 2020

So much light, kindness, and creative talent. Gone much too soon. Love you, Chi Chi. Rest in Power.

— Sasha Velour (@sasha_velour) August 21, 2020

Chi Chi Devayne was one of my @RuPaulsDragRace faves and seeing her live proved why. A Whitney classic. A wig toss. And the pure joy she brought to every moment. One of my all-time favorite Drag Race shows was this one at South Beach nightclub. A true queen.

— Joey Guerra (@joeyguerra) August 21, 2020

Chi Chi DeVayne’s light will shine forever in all of our hearts. She was truly a legendary queen. Rest in perfection. ?

— World of Wonder (@WorldOfWonder) August 21, 2020

I’m heartbroken to hear about the loss of our beloved Chi Chi De Vayne. She had a natural, God-given light within her & she shared it with all of us on Drag Race. She was a star & without her the world has less sparkle. I’m sending love to her family, her friends and her fans. ??

— Ross Mathews (@helloross) August 20, 2020

Prayers to the family of Zavion Michael Davenport a.k.a. Chi Chi DeVayne.

Reginae Carter: I’m Done Dating N***as W/ Kids, Keep That S*** Away From Me!

The Jasmine Brand 8/19/2020

Reginae Carter: I’m Done Dating N***as W/ Kids, Keep That S*** Away From Me!

Reginae Carter: I’m Done Dating N***as W/ Kids, Keep That S*** Away From Me!

It’s safe to say Reginae Carter has zero plans to date a man with kids.

The actress and reality star made that clear on Twitter when she wrote:

“I’m done dating n****s with kids. it be the bm/bd love for me keep that sh*t away from me lol”

Reginae Carter was previously in a very public relationship with Atlanta rapper and father of two, YFN Lucci, from 2018 until late 2019.

Reginae Carter, YFN Lucci

Their relationship took a turn after she popped up at a scandalous party he hosted last year. She later took to Twitter to admit she went to spy on him and apologized to her fans.

She said after their split on VH1’s “T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle” that her dad, rapper Lil Wayne, gave her advice about YFN Lucci. She told her mother, entrepreneur and reality star, Toya Johnson:

“I’ve opened up to [my father]. He’s been giving me advice. To hear my daddy tell me that Lucci loves you but he’s not in love with you because of the actions and things that he’s doing. He’s been through it all so…”

What do you think of Reginae’s tweet? Let us know in the comments below!

Tiffany Haddish On Why She Shaved Her Head: I Wanted To Know Who I Am From Head To Toe + Says Boyfriend Common Cuts Her Hair For Her

The Jasmine Brand 8/19/2020

Tiffany Haddish On Why She Shaved Her Head: I Wanted To Know Who I Am From Head To Toe + Says Boyfriend Common Cuts Her Hair For Her

Tiffany Haddish On Why She Shaved Her Head: I Wanted To Know Who I Am From Head To Toe + Says Boyfriend Common Cuts Her Hair For Her

Funny woman, Tiffany Haddish, seems to be having a great time getting to know more about herself since she shaved her head last month. The comedienne appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and opened up about the decision behind the big chop.

After being complimented on her “non-hair” style, she explained that her boyfriend, Common, is helping her keep it up.

“Thank you, I’m loving it too. My man cut it for me last week. I’m, like, cutting it every two weeks.”

Common, Tiffany Haddish

She continued to reveal the reason behind cutting her hair.

“I’ve always wanted to do it. For years I’ve been talking about cutting my hair, and you know, this whole quarantine and everything made me think like, ‘Well why not now?’ I’m not gonna be on any red carpets, and if I do have to be on something, they’re always putting me in wigs anyways. And the wigs sit better.'”

She expressed,

“I wanted to know what I look like from my head to toe, like, who am I from head to toe. You know, every religion talks about knowing thyself, and I know where all my moles are except the ones on my head, and now I know I got two moles on my head.”

The actress, whose Netflix comedy special, Tiffany Haddish: Black Mitzvah, has been nominated for an Emmy, took to her Instagram last month to cut her hair off while live streaming for all of her fans to see.

She said during the big chop:

“I’ve been talking about it for years, everybody [has] been trying to block it. I ain’t letting it happen no more. No more blocks.”

While she received a lot of support from her fans, others thought it may have been a cry for help, even suggesting that she may be going through a mental breakdown.

In true Tiffany Haddish fashion though, she hopped on her Instagram to shut down the rumors stating,

“N***as said ‘Somebody go check on sis, something’s wrong with her. What’s wrong with her mentally? She done lost it.’ Why, when a woman decides, ‘I’m going to cut my hair off because I want to see my scalp,’ she gotta have a mental problem? Nothing is wrong with my brain, guys, I’m suffering from no emotional s**t, nothing. I literally been talking about this for years, how I want to see my scalp. When we cut all my hair off imma still be fine as f**k, n***as is still gon’ try to f**k guys don’t worry. 

There’ll be plenty of d**k for me and it will grow back. Let’s just be honest, as a black woman — I don’t know about white women — but as a black woman, that’s a good hour to three hours of your f***ing day. Even if your hair is braided, you gotta grease your scalp, you gotta tie ’em up at night, you gotta make sure they look neat, it’s a lot of work. So, I’m taking time off!”

What do you think about Tiffany Haddish’s explanation for cutting her hair? 

Cardi B Gifts Megan Thee Stallion W/ A Birkin Bag

The Jasmine Brand 8/18/2020

Cardi B Gifts Megan Thee Stallion W/ A Birkin Bag

Cardi B is still celebrating the success of “WAP” with her collaborator Megan Thee Stallion.

Megan Thee Stallion shared a video on Instagram, revealing that Cardi B gifted her with a lavish Birkin bag! She captioned the post:

“My manager just walked in and said cardi sent you something…not the birkinnnnnnnn …thank you frennn omg I can’t believe you …I wonder what I’m gonna get her”

The gift came hours after it was reported that their single topped the charts, marking the first time a female rap collaboration has done so. Both rappers celebrated “WAP’s” success on social media.

Meanwhile, Birkin bags appear to be a staple in Cardi B’s household. Her husband, rapper Offset, was seen gifting their daughter Kulture with the high-end bag for her second birthday.

Still, the gift didn’t come without lots of criticism, which Cardi B had no problem responding to:

“I hate when people, like, when celebrities buy they kids jewelry…you know like designer s**t. People be like ‘kids don’t care about that. They only care about toys and candy.’ Yeah, kids only care about toys and candy but the thing is, kids also go outside. Kids go to restaurants. 

Kids go to fancy places. Celebrity kids they go do red carpets. And if I’m fly and Daddy fly, then so is the kid.”

What do you think of Cardi B’s gift for Megan Thee Stallion?

Asian Doll Involved In Serious Car Accident, Left W/ Bloody Face & Broken Arm: I Almost Lost My Life!

The Jasmine Brand 8/17/2020

Asian Doll Involved In Serious Car Accident, Left W/ Bloody Face & Broken Arm: I Almost Lost My Life!

Asian Doll Involved In Serious Car Accident, Left W/ Bloody Face & Broken Arm: I Almost Lost My Life!

Prayers are going up for rapper Asian Doll after she shared that she and some family members were involved in a bad car accident. On Sunday (August 16th), Asian Doll took to Instagram to post information about the incident. While some details on what caused the accident haven’t been released yet, Asian Doll did share some of her injuries. She uploaded video footage to her IG stories that showed bruising and bleeding on her face. 

In the video, Asian Doll wrote, “Idk why I deserve everything I’m going through bro I’m dead a** a real b*tch & I just almost lost my life I’m so hurt man my beautiful face” The ‘Roll Call’ rapper added to her Instagram page, “I’m hurt, no lie. My brothers bleeding from they head when the car flipped over I had to crawl out 1st everybody was bleeding knocked out. Gang, I’m f*cked up, no lie. love tho.”

Asian Doll also shared details about the incident on Twitter.

“Standing tall in this b*tch idk where everybody at they split us up I’m bleeding from my face & they got me still standing here I’m finna go & heal at home…I’m f*cked up no lie but I’m okay” She continued,

“Hrs before my Launch party I almost lost my life this was about to be the most perfect day of my life & it still is cause I’m going… I have to be STRONG FOR YALL”

Asian Doll also shared a cryptic message on Twitter and said, “I don’t deserve nun of this I’m so confused life just got so real I just almost lost my life y’all like fr running down the street bloody I thought god was finna sent me home no cap”

She added, “Keep crying cause man I don’t deserve this fr f*ck did i do” “For people laughing at me hurt I ain’t tripping it is what it is”

She also revealed that she broke her arm in the accident and tweeted, “My f*ckin arm broke”

The car accident came just hours before she was scheduled to launch her new cosmetic and personal care line called Da Doll Collection. 

However, Asian Doll didn’t allow her injuries to stop her from having her launch party in Atlanta. She shared that even though she was late to the event, she still made it just before things wrapped.

Asian Doll and her family are in our prayers and thoughts during this time.

The Weeknd Donates $300k To Help Victims Of Beirut Explosion

The Jasmine Brand 8/14/2020

The Weeknd Donates $300k To Help Victims Of Beirut Explosion

Rapper Plies decided to make a remix to Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s recent single ‘WAP’, which has been trending all over social media due to its raunchy lyrics and artistic visuals. The song has also sparked conversations about women proudly owning their sexuality and what that looks like in 2020. 

While some praise the female rappers for owning their bodies, others have slammed the explicit lyrics.

Well, rapper Plies, who is also known for his raunchy rap lyrics posted a clip of himself excitedly dancing to a clip of a remix he did to ‘WAP’. In the clip, the lyrics Plies raps,

P***y so wet it feel like her water broke/

Told her next time imma f**k her in a rain coat/

Every time she ride my tongue my face is soaked/

P***y ain’t sick but its like a snotty nose

Plies captioned the post:

“WAP”#PMix(I Really Don’t Be Talking Nasty) Y’all Don’t Pay Me No Mind I Just Be In My Own Lil World!!! Y’all Better Stop Saying I Talk Nasty Cause I Really Don’t!!! #ImInnocent Should We Giving The “WAP” (P-Mix)??? I F*ck With @iamcardib & @theestallion By Da Way But Y’all Already Know Dat!!! #Plies#Shawty#ImNotARacist#BustItBaby#Drip4Sale#Rock#RanOffOnDaPlugTwice#WAP”

Taken a listen below.

So far, the remix has received positive reactions from Cardi B herself.

Below are some reactions to Plies’ WAP remix,

Plies is not the only artist that has put out their own remix to ‘WAP’. Love & Hip Hop star Safaree Samuels also remixed the song with the title “B.A.D. refix”.While Megan Thee Stallion and Cardi B rap about their “Wet A** P***y” in the original, Safaree Samuels brags about his “Big A** D***” in his own version.

Safaree Samuels raps,

“Girl, you f***ing with a big a** d***

Million dollars, OnlyFans, with this big a** d***

I done broke the internet with this big a** d***

Slap you right across your face with this big a** d***”

What are your thoughts on Plies’ remix of WAP? 

Plies Remixes Cardi B & Megan Thee Stallion’s “WAP” [New Music]

The Jasmine Brand 8/14/2020

Plies Remixes Cardi B & Megan Thee Stallion’s “WAP” [New Music]

Much needed relief is coming in to help the victims of the devastating explosion that happened on August 4 in Lebanon’s capital of Beirut. Famed singer, The Weeknd has added a donation of $300,000 to Global Aid for Lebanon to assist victims of the eruption.

The Weeknd’s manager, Wassim “Sal” Slaiby, made the announcement on his Instagram page, captioning a photo of the pair:

I am so honored and humbled to work with artists who have such deep care for the world and right now for our brothers & sisters of Lebanon who are in pain and need our collective help. I want to thank my brother @theweeknd for his generous and class act of donating $300,000 to the Global Aid for Lebanon campaign.

Also, I want to give a special thank you to Michael Rapino @michaelrapino and my Live Nation family for the $50,000 donation. Give what you can and let’s repost so the world can come together to help Lebanon from this devastating tragedy. #GlobalAidForLebanon @glblctzn @lebaneseredcross @wfpusa @wfp_mena @ccclebanon Sal Slaiby and his wife Rima Fakih, who were both born in Lebanon also donated to the fund, to the tune of $250,000.

The singer recently made large donations totaling $500,000 to several charity groups for the Black Lives Matter movement. He posted screenshots of his donations to social media.

Born Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, The Weeknd’s donation adds to his charitable donations totaling $2.15 million in just two months. This includes his latest fundraising efforts via hosting a live stream virtual TikTok concert that drew in over 2 million views, raising $350k for Equal Justice Initiative.

We’ll continue to keep the victims and residents of Beirut in our prayers. Sadly, over 200 lives were lost and an insurmountable amount of destruction was the outcome. What are your thoughts on The Weeknd donating to help them out? 

Tyra Banks Reportedly Upset About Jay Manuel’s New Novel, Allegedly Asked Former ‘ANTM’ Cast Not To Promote It

The Jasmine Brand 8/13/2020

Tyra Banks Reportedly Upset About Jay Manuel’s New Novel, Allegedly Asked Former ‘ANTM’ Cast Not To Promote It

Former America’s Next Top Model judge Jay Manuel’s novel, The Wig, the B**** & the Meltdown, has recently been released and according to reports, Tyra Banks is not a fan. Jay Manuel’s novel is a satirical book that was largely inspired by his long run as a judge on ANTM.

A source close to the new author revealed that his former boss Tyra Banks is upset with the project and allegedly tried to stop other ANTM colleagues from promoting it. The insider shared, “Tyra is not happy about the book.  There was some kind of meeting with Tyra [and] some sort of message was sent out regarding the book coming out. A couple of months ago, she asked a lot of the ‘America’s Next Top Model’ family to not interact with Jay and to not support the book.”

Tyra Banks alleged efforts to get people not to promote the book could possibly be working. According to reports, Miss J, who was also a judge on ANTM, had been a guest on Jay Manuel’s Instagram Live show Jay’s Chat. However, Miss J reportedly pulled out of being a guest on the IG show moving forward with no explanation.

Miss J As previously reported, Jay Manuel has spoken on his relationship with Tyra Banks in the past. According to him, the two aren’t really close anymore. “Over the past few years, we’ve emailed, to be very honest, we really have no relationship to speak of, which is really sad. Our time together on ‘ANTM’ was amazingly productive and, at times, magical. We got to experience being part of a global phenomenon.”

He also spoke on some of the backlash Tyra Banks has received over ANTM.

“I do think it’s a little unfair for people to persecute Tyra now, especially because she has already taken heat for her past executive decisions in past years. However, I can’t really defend her either because when ratings were high and things were great, she remained a clear figurehead, because it was her show. Consistently, when s*** hit the fan and people wanted to talk about some of the things that were said on the show, we would have another singular EP come forward to claim that all creative decisions were made as to the team, and I really wish that were the case, but that just simply is not true.”

What are your thoughts on Tyra Banks allegedly stopping people from promoting the book? 

Octavia Spencer: I Haven’t Gotten Paid What I Feel I Deserve, I Don’t Think Any Woman Has

The Jasmine Brand 8/13/2020

Octavia Spencer: I Haven’t Gotten Paid What I Feel I Deserve, I Don’t Think Any Woman Has

Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer, 48, says that after years in the entertainment industry, she still does not get paid what she is deserved for her contributions. She said in a recent interview,

“Oh, I haven’t gotten paid what I feel I deserve. Not yet. But I always get a raise. Every single job, I get a raise. I don’t think any woman has really gotten what she deserves. But when I ask for something and they don’t meet it, I’m always willing to walk away.”

When asked, what does she say to women, specifically Black women who are afraid to turn down an opportunity, she replies,

“I haven’t always been in this position; there were times when I had to take what was being offered. But I can guaran-d*mn-tee you that my agent always made sure I got a raise. Always advance your position. Always. Sometimes it means, ‘Hey, I’m sorry, if I’m not getting what I need, then I’m going to have to move on to a place that does value me.’”

Octavia Spencer also adds that Hollywood needs to do its part when it comes to seeing more black faces in films and on TV,

“It began before us — it’s about equal protection under the law and to be seen as human beings. That’s the struggle. I think entertainment should be an example. There is value in telling stories that we haven’t heard, from marginalized and underserved communities. I think Hollywood has for too long regurgitated things, and now it’s time to tell new and fresh stories. Representation matters. When you see a representation of yourself onscreen, it’s not just for you, it’s for the world at large so that you can be visible. It’s important to be seen and heard.”

Octavia Spencer received an Emmy nomination for her lead role in Netflix’s Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker, where she played Black businesswoman and philanthropist, Madam C.J. Walker. She spoke on being inspired by the role.

“The fact that this woman, who was born the first free person in her home post-slavery, was able to achieve so much when the world told her that she had no value — that’s what my mother used as the example. Your station in life does not dictate your path or destiny.”

What are your thoughts on Octavia Spencer feeling like she hasn’t gotten what she feels she deserves yet? Let us know in the comments!

Deion Sanders Departs NFL Network After 14 Years

The Jasmine Brand 8/12/2020

Deion Sanders Departs NFL Network After 14 Years

NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders is reportedly leaving the NFL Network after working with the channel since 2006. NFL’s head of communications Alex Riethmiller said, “Deion has been one of the key figures responsible for the growth of NFL Network. We thank him for his work and wish him the best in the future.”

Sources close to Deion Sanders reportedly said that his contract had expired but he initially agreed to a new deal. However, for unknown reasons, he decided to leave the network altogether. In recent months, Deion had spoken about his desire to get into coaching after serving as offensive coordinator of Trinity Christian School in Cedar Hill, Texas, a suburb outside of Dallas. 

In January, Deion Sanders appeared on the “Dan Patrick Show” and said he would be a head coach in college football for the 2021 season,

“Yes, I’m gonna be the head coach of college football next year. Somewhere. I’m not definite, I’m not assured that I am. This is a desire, this is something that is my calling, I’m gonna coach college football. Head coach, not the coach.”

The former NFL player, affectionately nicknamed “Prime Time”, recently caused controversy after he posted tweets seemingly chastising athletes who have opted to not play this season as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. He took to Twitter Friday (Aug. 7) and wrote,

 “All Players OPTING out in all sports PLEASE BELIEVE the game will go on without u. This is a business & don’t u EVER forget that. There’s NO ONE that’s bigger than the game itself. Only the referees & officials are that important that u can’t play without them. NOT YOU! #Truth”

Deion followed up his statement with another tweet where he said he’s more concerned about the everyday person who doesn’t have the choice to opt-out despite the coronavirus crisis.

“I’m much more concerned with everyday men & women doing what they have to do to make ends meet. Most people have NO OPTION of choosing to go to work or stay in the comfort & safety of their environment. Have u forgotten your parents & family members can’t opt-out? #Truth” His messages set Twitter ablaze and made the name of the former defensive back and former baseball outfielder a trending topic. 

Sherrilyn Ifill, an attorney, law professor, as well as the President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, expressed her disappointment with Deion’s tweet and questioned his criticism of players’ opt-out decisions: “This is so disappointing. So, these young men and women should risk their long term health or lives because “the game will go on”? I know that you know that “the game” is not life. And life is precious, as is sound health.”

Deion responded to her tweet stating that he is very familiar with how things work in the sports world as a result of his long career in both the sports world. “Who said they shouldn’t? I pointed out they should know it’s a business and they will play this game regardless of sis. U forgot I played for 14 years huh. You read and interpret what u desire to. The only way they don’t play is without refs. That’s simple right? With or without u or me”

What are your thoughts on Deion Sanders leaving the NFL Network? 

Former NBA Star Isiah Thomas Claims His 1984 All-Star Trophy Was ‘Stolen’ By Auction Company

The Jasmine Brand 8/12/2020

Former NBA Star Isiah Thomas Claims His 1984 All-Star Trophy Was ‘Stolen’ By Auction Company

Former NBA player and 2x NBA champion Isiah Thomas believes that his 1984 All-Star Trophy was stolen as it appeared in an auction ran by Heritage Auction Sports. The 59 year old who played for the Detroit Pistons his whole career, took to Twitter to let everyone know that his trophy was stolen,

“This trophy was stolen from St. Joseph High School the night Mr. Pingatore my coach died it belongs to me. You stole my trophy please return it! Let it be known @HeritageAuction @nba @nbatv @NBAonTNT”

After Isiah Thomas inquired about his trophy, fans pressured the auction company to discover the origin of the trophy. It turns out that Isiah Thomas was right, his trophy was allegedly stolen from his high school’s trophy case at St. Joseph High School in Westchester, Ill., where the Basketball Hall of Famer played under Coach Gene Pingatore. Since then, the trophy has been removed from the auction and an investigation has been launched.

Isiah said that he gave the trophy to his former high school out of respect for Coach Pingatore, who died on June 26, 2019, at the age of 82. Isiah said the items were loaned to the high school with the understanding that they would one day be returned, “For me and my family, the silver lining in all of this is that it showed up at your house [Heritage Auctions], we never would have known, so we are grateful and I am thankful that the item was found and will be returned.” Heritage Auctions also released a statement regarding the trophy situation, stating,

“Heritage Auctions does not sell stolen property, so we take any claims of title seriously. Even though each consignor warrants clear title when the material is consigned to auction, we do have issues of title or potentially stolen property come up a handful of times per year. In those instances, we investigate to validate any claims, and if the title is in question, then the lot is removed from the auction until the dispute can be settled.”

What are your thoughts on Isiah Thomas’s All-Star trophy being stolen and sold in an auction? 

Lauryn Hill’s Daughter Selah Marley Says Her Mom’s Discipline Was On ‘Some Slavery Sh*t’ Growing Up + Talks Father Rohan Marley Being Absent

The Jasmine Brand 8/11/2020

Lauryn Hill’s Daughter Selah Marley Says Her Mom’s Discipline Was On ‘Some Slavery Sh*t’ Growing Up + Talks Father Rohan Marley Being Absent

Lauryn Hill and Rohan Marley’s, daughter Selah Marley is coming forward with claims her mother was on “some slavery sh*t when raising her.” During a 2-hour video on Instagram, she also touched on the absence of her father in her life. Lauryn Hill has a total of six children, five of her kids are with Rohan Marley, a former football star and also the son of music legend Bob Marley.

While she praises how much of an amazing woman her mother Lauryn Hill is, she also says that she was “angry.” Adding that she lived with her grandmother “half the time.”

“My mom is an amazing woman, but she obviously didn’t do everything right. She was just very angry. So, so, so, so, so, so angry. She was literally not easy to talk to and then half the time we didn’t live with her. I lived with my grandparents half the time… It’s crazy, I’m playing this trauma back in my head as I speak to you.” During the candid chat, Selah Marley compared her mother’s form of punishment to “some slavery sh*t,” saying that she was often threatened accompanied by belt beatings.

“And then the threats, the constant threats… That belt man. That’s that slave sh*t. That was some slavery sh*t. All Black parents were on that sh*t.” Selah Marley also recalled words her mom would say to her to incite fear. “You want me to embarrass you? You want me to give you something to cry about?” She added, “I’m not mad at a little discipline, but what can a five-year-old do? What can a seven-year-old do?”

During the chat, Selah Marley, 21, also opened up about having severe daddy issues, because of her father not being present growing up.

“Honestly guys, I’m just hurting. I can’t even front that I’m not. I’ve been hurting for so much of my life and so much of my life has been me avoiding how much I’m really hurting just from the circumstances.” She also admits to having a form of split personality as she elaborates on her experiences with men. “I have a form of a split personality to some degree, I mean not to like you know diagnose myself, but just a form of the split because it’s like, a part of me stopped growing at the age that my dad left. Whenever that stopped, I feel like something just stopped or maybe it never grew, it never developed… especially when it comes to men, like males in my life. They bring out this dark, dark, dark thing inside of me because I feel like I need them…like I hurt them because I’m mad at my father for not being around but I need them because I don’t have a father so I need someone… She later shared a cryptic message on Instagram and stated,

NO MUD NO LOTUS THO MOTHERF***ER. i am grateful for all the pain that I’ve experienced & the mistakes that I’ve made (i am deeply sorry to anyone i have hurt) because i WILL come out of this on top (of my lower self) & i can’t wait to see me blossom because i just know that’s gonna be one pretty a** flower. cool beans. see u later. goodnight. we’ll check in to. love you all. thank you for your endless love light guidance, wisdom, and support. you are cherished.”

What are your thoughts on Selah Marley’s views on her parents? Let us know!  

Rita Ora Accused Of ‘Blackfishing’ After Her European Heritage Resurfaces

The Jasmine Brand 8/11/2020

Rita Ora Accused Of ‘Blackfishing’ After Her European Heritage Resurfaces

Rita Ora’s ancestry is making her the center of criticism on social media. A tweet about the singer and TV personality’s heritage has garnered more than 100K likes, causing Rita Ora’s DNA makeup to go viral as some accuse her of blackfishing. The tweet that set things off reads, “finding out Rita Ora isn’t black at all and both of her parents are white Albanians is so trippy. the girls BEEN blackfishing” 

A follow-up tweet also reads:

“like the girl isn’t black in the slightest this is kinda freaking me out. yt women really slip into black personas so easily” They also added photos from Rita Ora’s Instagram where she’s rocking braids and an afro.

Interestingly enough, this isn’t the first time Rita Ora’s ancestry has come up. Back in 2016, she told Wendy Williams that she’s not black and said she’s actually Albanian. The daytime talk show host told her, “I thought you were half-Black and half-white, or something like that.”

Rita Ora responded, “Everybody usually does. I might as well be. But no, I’m Albanian.” Still, while some fans made it clear they knew Rita Ora isn’t black, others were surprised. See some of the reactions below.

What are your thoughts on Rita Ora being accused of “blackfishing”? Let us know!