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The Internet Starts Debate Over Why More People Like Rapper Saweetie Over Rapper Mulatto

The Jasmine Brand 1/07/2021

The Internet Starts Debate Over Why More People Like Rapper Saweetie Over Rapper Mulatto

 

A tweet by a fan on Twitter has rappers Mulatto and Saweetie currently trending, seemingly wondering why Saweetie has gotten more mainstream popularity over Mulatto.

The tweet read,

“So besides Mulatto’s name being a slur, what’s the difference between her likability and Saweetie”

Social media had a lot to say about the comparison of the rappers.


Late last year rapper Saweetie talked about being compared to other female rappers. She said,

“The women who came before me served as inspiration. I just don’t like when people compare and contrast to pit women against each other or to put another woman down. I definitely feel like women have to fight, and not just in music, but also in the corporate world or in any other industry.”

She also says that although she had a college education, she doesn’t want to be boxed in as a “college girl.”

“I think one of the boxes that people, critics, whoever, were trying to put me into was the ‘good college girl.’ And the good college girl doesn’t turn up, she doesn’t rap nasty, she’s perfect and she has no problems. That was bullsh*t.”

What are your thoughts on the female rappers and their comparisons online? Let us know in the comments!

Kim Kardashian Posts Then Deletes Photo Of Her Without Her Wedding Band

The Jasmine Brand 1/07/2021

Kim Kardashian Posts Then Deletes Photo Of Her Without Her Wedding Band

 

As previously reported, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are allegedly headed for divorce after six years of marriage and almost eight years together.

Amid the rumors, just earlier this week Kim Kardashian was spotted out in Los Angeles with a wedding band. On Tuesday (Jan. 5th), the reality star posted then deleted a photo without her wedding band. In the post, she is promoting her SKIMS line. Even though it was deleted from Instagram, she left it on Twitter.


The couple has four kids together – North West, 7, Saint West, 5, Chicago West, 2, and Psalm West, 20 months.

Kim Kardashian West, Kanye West and their kids

A source close to the family says that they have not spent time together as a couple. They told E!:

“It’s gotten to the point where they haven’t spent time together as a married couple in months. They’ve seen each other for the sake of the kids but have been living separately. Kim knows the marriage is over. She’s known for a while.”

The only alleged delay to the split is that Kim Kardashian is reportedly trying to figure out the best solution for their kids.

“She wants to make sure she’s making the right decision for the kids.”


They continue,

“It’s not about the marriage anymore, she’ll always care for Kanye but it’s over between them. Kim is only focused on what’s best for the kids. It’s a tough decision for her and she’s figuring it out.”

Kim Kardashian, Kanye West

Although he knows that the divorce is on the way, Kanye West is reportedly feeling “sad” as he waits for Kim Kardashian to file documents, a source told PEOPLE, adding:

“He knows that she’s done. She has had enough, and she told him that she wants some space to figure out her future. He knows the inevitable will happen, and he knows that it’s coming soon.”

A second source said that the divorce

“will happen eventually, but [Kim Kardashian’s] waffling.”

Reports alleged that the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star became fed up with Kanye West after he announced last July during his presidential campaign rally that their oldest child, North West, was almost aborted.

Thoughts on Kim Kardashian posting and deleting a photo without a ring? Let us know in the comments!

SZA Reflects On Grammy Snubs: It’s An Old Energy To Me, Why Should I Be Mad?

The Jasmine Brand 1/05/2021

SZA Reflects On Grammy Snubs: It’s An Old Energy To Me, Why Should I Be Mad?

 

While SZA has been nominated for nine Grammy awards throughout her career, she has yet to take one home. One of the most surprising upsets was for Best New Artist in 2018. And while fans were outraged by the loss to Alessia Cara, SZA has made it clear she’s as unbothered as it gets.

SZA

She graced the February cover of Cosmopolitan magazine and spoke on the 2018 loss, explaining that winning a Grammy Award wasn’t necessarily on her bucket list.


“I’m just a girl from the ’burbs. I never had dreams of being nominated for a Grammy. I thought I was going to be a gymnast and a business accountant somewhere. Or working at Nike corporate or in Portland. Who knows, but something that involved a power suit. So it’s not a heavy burden. Once you’ve been nominated and lost, you’re very much free because you’re not concerned. I passed that threshold years ago—it’s an old energy to me. Why would I be mad?”


SZA added that she’s currently in a space of “figuring it out.” She added:

“Who I am and what I want that to be. Before, it was more about letting people know that I was a good writer and that I shouldn’t be counted out. And now it’s more, You have power; you can shape the world based on the things you genuinely care about.”


One person who will always be a fan of her music is her mother. In July, she shared an inspiring text message she received from her mom about her music.

What are your thoughts on SZA’s views of winning a Grammy?

Cardi B Responds To Criticism After Turning Off ‘WAP’ When Daughter Kulture Walks In: I Don’t Make Music For Kids!

The Jasmine Brand 1/05/2021

Cardi B Responds To Criticism After Turning Off ‘WAP’ When Daughter Kulture Walks In: I Don’t Make Music For Kids!

 

Cardi B’s song “WAP” is one of her biggest hits to date. But she’s getting attention after turning off the hit single when her two-year-old daughter Kulture walked into the room.

She was listening to the song on Instagram live but immediately stopped when Kulture appeared.

She later responded to criticism on Twitter.


One social media user wrote:

“So ya daughter cant listen to it but everybody else’s daughter can ? @iamcardib AW OKAY ! Exactly what I been saying you have an agenda to push with that trash a– label your with. DISGUSTING”


Cardi B replied:

“Ya needs to stop with this already ! I’m not jojosiwa ! I don’t make music for kids I make music for adults.Parents are responsible on what their children listen too or see.I I’m a very sexual person but not around my child just like every other parent should be.”

She also added:

“There’s moms who are strippers.Pop p—y ,twerk all night for entertainment does that mean they do it around their kids ? No! Stop makin this a debate.Its pretty much common sense.”

Do you agree with Cardi B? Let us know in the comments.

Rapper Casanova Raises $2.5 Million For Bail In An Attempt To Be Released From Jail

The Jasmine Brand 1/04/2021

Rapper Casanova Raises $2.5 Million For Bail In An Attempt To Be Released From Jail

 

Brooklyn rapper Casanova (real name Caswell Senior) is hoping to be released from prison sooner than expected. On Saturday (Jan.2), Casanova’s lawyer presented a bail package to the court to free the rapper, who has been in jail since December 4th. He turned himself in for allegedly taking part in a gang related racketeering case. Reportedly, he is a member of Untouchable Gorilla Stone Nation gang. Casanova’s charges include; conspiracy to commit racketeering, conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. He is currently being held at The Westchester County Jail, in Valhalla, New York.

U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss said in a statement,

“As alleged in the Indictment, members of Gorilla Stone committed terrible acts of violence, trafficked in narcotics, and even engaged in brazen fraud by exploiting benefits programs meant to provide assistance in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.”

She added,

“Because of that, communities across the Southern District—from Poughkeepsie to Peekskill to New York City—suffered. Most shocking, as alleged in the indictment, a minor was murdered in furtherance of the gang’s activities. Because of the extraordinary work of our law enforcement partners, the defendants now face federal charges for their crimes.”

The 34-year-old rapper is now offering to put up a total of $2.5 million as part of a bond package. His lawyer James Kousouros stated,

“We propose that Mr. Senior be released on a bond in the amount of $2,500,000.00 secured by the five properties and thirteen co-signors.”

Casanova is putting up five properties and thirteen co-signors. The properties are worth about $1,103,669, while the co-signers vouching for the rapper have combined salaries of approximately $1,266,145. The co-signors guarantee Casanova will show up for his trial should he be released from jail.

Casanova

Casanova’s attorney, James Kousouros says the rapper has demonstrated respect for the legal system by surrendering,

“The notion that he would surrender to the authorities with full knowledge of the charges against him but then not return to court as directed once released is inconsistent with his voluntary surrender and common sense. His surrender demonstrates his respect for this court and the judicial process and there can be no credible argument that he presents a risk of flight.”

Reportedly, Casanova is willing to surrender to home detention, restrictions on his travel, electronic monitoring, and the surrender of his passport. He denies drug trafficking and possessing a weapon in relation to any criminal activity. 

NeYo’s Wife Crystal Smith Responds To A Social Media User Who Said The Couple Wouldn’t Last: God Bless You Sis

The Jasmine Brand 1/4/2021

NeYo’s Wife Crystal Smith Responds To A Social Media User Who Said The Couple Wouldn’t Last: God Bless You Sis

 

Singer/songwriter NeYo and his wife Crystal Smith are still in bliss after he proposed to her again. But it looks like not everyone is here for it as a social media user had a negative remark about the couple.

Crystal Smith posted a picture on her Instagram and one user left the comment:

“U and neyo still ain’t going to make it he for everybody”

Crystal Smith responded simply saying,

“god bless you sis”


Crystal Smith, NeYo

Another social media user noticed the negative remark and showed Crystal Smith a little love.

“Sis I know you aint gonna let her off that easy smh the nerve of these trolls smh… major growth shown”

Crystal explained that she realizes the negative opinions have nothing to do with her and she chooses to rise above.

“Had to realize it’s not about me. They are unhappy with their lives”

As previously reported, NeYo proposed to Crystal Smith for the second time on New Year’s Eve!

theJasminebrand broke the news of their breakup in February 2020.


NeYo confirmed their split during an interview stating:

“It’s slowly but surely becoming public knowledge that myself and my wife have decided to go ahead and get a divorce. It’s not a sad thing, it’s more of a us realizing long story short, I’m never gonna talk bad about her.”

In November, the pair made an appearance on The Tamron Hall Show where they discussed their break up and reconciliation.

What are your thoughts on the negative comments Crystal Smith is receiving for reconciling with NeYo? Let us know in the comments below. 

Tiffany Haddish Calls Critic A ‘Coon’ In Chatroom Titled ‘Tiffany Haddish Isn’t Funny’

The Jasmine Brand 12/14/2020

Tiffany Haddish Calls Critic A ‘Coon’ In Chatroom Titled ‘Tiffany Haddish Isn’t Funny’

 

Tiffany Haddish took time over the weekend to confront a critic who was trash talking her on the audio streaming app Clubhouse.

She and Kevin Hart joined a room called “Tiffany Haddish Isn’t Funny,” and her comments made her go viral.

The room discussed the killings currently taking place in Eritrea, and the country was asking the comedian to use her platform to help. In 2018 Tiffany Haddish became a dual citizen in Eritrea, which is where her father was born. He moved to the United States as a refugee and Tiffany Haddish was born in the U.S. She now identifies herself as American and Eritrean.


One Clubhouse user tweeted about the conversation,

“Hella emotional listening to this Clubhouse room about Tiffany Haddish and Eritrea. The speakers brought up the history of the border war between Eritrea and Ethiopia that started in 1998, as well as the high number of refugees sprinkled across the diaspora.”


Another wrote,

“You guys are really dog piling on @TiffanyHaddish! She’s not the only spokesperson for Eritrea. You guys have her in a room saying she’s not funny coming at her for not doing enough. Approach it properly she’s a human being!!!”


One more person said they enjoyed being educated on the topic:

The conversation took a turn when a person on the Clubhouse stage made an off-topic comment, causing Tiffany Haddish to call him a coon, check out the video below:

After the clip and conversation went viral, fans began to weigh in the situation, and show love to Tiffany.

What are your thoughts on Tiffany Haddish speaking up for herself on Clubhouse? Let us know in the comments!

‘Tyler Perry Donates $100,000 To Legal Defense Fund For Breonna Taylor’s Boyfriend, Kenneth Walker

The Jasmine Brand 12/14/2020

Tyler Perry Donates $100,000 To Legal Defense Fund For Breonna Taylor’s Boyfriend, Kenneth Walker

 

Tyler Perry has donated $100,000 to the legal defense fund of Kenneth Walker, the boyfriend of Breonna Taylor, who was shot to death in her apartment on March 13 by Louisville, Ky., police. Policemen entered her home with a “no-knock warrant” amid a drug investigation. Kenneth Walker was also in the apartment at the time and fired a warning shot at the officers, believing them to be intruders. The officers fired back with more than 20 bullets, tragically, killing Breonna Taylor.

Walker is now being sued by Louisville Sergeant Jonathan Mattingly for emotional distress, assault, and battery. Mattingly is claiming he experienced “severe trauma, mental anguish, and emotional distress” the night that Breonna Taylor was killed because of Walker’s actions.


Breonna Taylor, Kenneth Walker – thejasminebrand

On November 10, a GoFundMe page was created to help raise money for the upcoming legal battle. The goal was set at $100,000, however, with the help of Tyler Perry, they were able to exceed it. The donation from Tyler Perry seemed to have come in waves. First, there was a donation of $10,000, shortly after another $10,000 came in, followed by $50,000 and $30,000. A source close to the actor and producer confirmed that the donation did indeed come from him.


Tyler Perry is known for his charitable acts and giving back to the community. This past Thanksgiving, he organized a food giveaway where he provided groceries and gift cards to 5,000 families in Atlanta.


Kenneth Walker sat down with journalist Gayle King in October and detailed his side of what took place the night his girlfriend died. He described how he felt when they heard a knock at the door and said:

“I don’t have much room to be afraid ’cause I got someone here that I gotta take care of… At that point, we’re getting up to put on clothes, make ourselves decent to answer the door. Then I grab my gun…That was the one time I had to use it. If it was police and they just said ‘We’re the police’ me or Breonna didn’t have a reason at all not to open the door to see what they wanted.”

What are your thoughts on Tyler Perry’s donation to Kenneth Walker? Let us know in the comments below. 

‘Black Panther’ Sequel Gets July 2022 Release Date, Chadwick Boseman’s Character Won’t Be Recast

The Jasmine Brand 12/11/2020

‘Black Panther’ Sequel Gets July 2022 Release Date, Chadwick Boseman’s Character Won’t Be Recast

 

The Black Panther story is set to continue in the wake of the passing of its star actor, Chadwick Boseman.

He passed away this past August after fighting a private four-year battle with colon cancer. After his shocking death, many questioned the future of Marvel’s Black Panther as a sequel was in the works.

It was previously reported that the studio would not use a digital form of the esteemed actor for the highly-anticipated follow-up.


Marvel exec Victoria Alonso shut down the idea and said in a recent interview, according to The Wrap:

“No. There’s only one Chadwick and he’s not with us. Our king, unfortunately, has died in real life, not just in fiction, and we are taking a little time to see how we return to history and what we do to honor this chapter of what has happened to us that was so unexpected, so painful, so terrible, really.”


Now, it’s also been announced that Chadwick Boseman’s character, T’Challah, won’t be recast. Marvel President Kevin Feige said at Disney Investor Day Thursday (Dec. 10th):

“I wanted to acknowledge the devastating loss of a dear friend and member of the Marvel Studios family. Chadwick Boseman was an immensely talented actor and an inspirational individual who affected all of our lives professionally and personally. His portrayal of T’Challa the Black Panther is iconic and transcends iteration of the character in any other medium from Marvel’s past.”


He added:

“To honor the legacy that Chad helped us build through his portrayal of the king of Wakanda, we want to continue to explore the world of Wakanda and all of the rich and varied characters introduced in the first film.”

Director Ryan Coogler will return to head the film, which is reportedly scheduled to start filming next July.

The original was released in February 2018 and made $1.3 billion globally. It also won three Oscar awards.

What are your thoughts on the direction of the sequel? Comment and let us know.

Lil Wayne’s Former Manager Is Suing Him For $20 Million

The Jasmine Brand 12/11/2020

Lil Wayne’s Former Manager Is Suing Him For $20 Million

 

Lil Wayne is facing new legal issues heading into 2021.

His ex-manager, Ronald Sweeney, is reportedly suing him for $20 million after he helped the Grammy award-winning rapper iron out his contract with Cash Money back in 2005. At that time, Lil Wayne was feuding with Cash Money exec Birdman as they disagreed on Cash Money’s payout to Young Money, Lil Wayne’s record label. While those two were able to come to an agreement in May 2018, Sweeney said he wants his part of the settlement.


Lil Wayne, Birdman

He claimed he’s received a handful of payments but that Lil Wayne allegedly has a long way to go before he’s completely paid.

He also said in court documents that Lil Wayne wanted him to fire the rapper’s manager and friend, Cortez Bryant in May 2018, because of a conflict of interest amid a legal battle between Young Money rapper Drake and Cash Money. Sweeney said he stepped in and fulfilled Bryant’s responsibilities and convinced Lil Wayne to give him a raise from 10% to 17% commission.


Drake

Still, things allegedly got worse after Bryant and another Young Money artist, Mack Maine, tried to cause issues between Lil Wayne and Sweeney, he claimed. Sweeney said he’s convinced their attempt work because Lil Wayne let him go in September 2018.

He also is said to believe Lil Wayne has the money to pay him because the rapper pocketed $100 million after selling his masters to Universal Music Group in June of this year.


The lawsuit comes after reports that Lil Wayne has been charged with possession of a firearm. He could get 10 years in jail if convicted.

What are your thoughts on the claims against Lil Wayne? Comment and let us know.

Cassie Is Pregnant, Expecting Baby Number 2!

The Jasmine Brand 12/10/2020

Cassie Is Pregnant, Expecting Baby Number 2!

 

Cassie Ventura and her husband Alex Fine are expanding their family! Today (Dec. 10th), the couple both announced on their social media pages that Cassie is pregnant. The duo shared footage of them having a sonogram. The 34-year-old singer captioned the announcement

“Coming soon”.

See the clip.


This will be baby number 2 for Cassie and Alex. They welcomed their daughter Frankie last year and also married the same year. Congrats to the couple!

Azealia Banks Says She Was Subpoenaed After Drama With Elon Musk Over Tesla Tweet: “I Really Thought That Sh*t Was Over With”

The Jasmine Brand 12/10/2020

Azealia Banks Says She Was Subpoenaed After Drama With Elon Musk Over Tesla Tweet: “I Really Thought That Sh*t Was Over With”

 

Rapper Azealia Banks says that the beef that ensued last year between her, Elon Musk, the co-founder and CEO of Tesla, and his girlfriend, artist Grimes is far from over. She took to social media stating that the argument that started online, has caused her to be subpoenaed by Elon Musk.

It all began when Elon Musk tweeted an inside joke to Grimes about putting Tesla on the stock market. Azealie Banks alleges the tweet was sent while on acid.


At the same time Elon Musk sent his tweet, Azealia Banks sent out a tweet of her own, claiming to be trapped in Musk’s mansion, waiting to collaborate on a song with pop star Grimes.

Azealia Banks also added that she felt like Grimes left her alone in the mansion to tend to Musk. The rapper also says that Elon Musk got himself in a whirlwind of trouble after the tweet.


“I saw him in the kitchen tucking his tail in between his legs scrounging for investors to cover his a* after that tweet. He was stressed and red in the face.”

The rapper then sent out a series of fiery messages aimed at the CEO on her Instagram story.

What are your thoughts on Azealia Banks being subpoenaed after the drama with Elon Musk? Let us know in the comments!

Ray J Seen Getting Flirty With ‘Bad Girls Star’ Star Sarah Oliver, Amid Divorce Drama With Princess Love

The Jasmine Brand 12/09/2020

Ray J Seen Getting Flirty With ‘Bad Girls Star’ Star Sarah Oliver, Amid Divorce Drama With Princess Love

 

Ray J Seen Getting Flirty With BGC Star Sarah Oliver, Amid Divorce Drama With Princess Love [WATCH]

While it looked as though Princess Love and her estranged husband, singer and entrepreneur Ray J were getting back on track with their relationship after multiple breakups, a recent video might be putting Ray J back in the dog house.

A clip of Ray J getting flirty with Bad Girls Club star Sarah Oliver surfaced earlier this week. In the footage, he leans in to kiss her on the cheek, then her neck to whisper something in her ear. If you watch until the end, you’ll also notice that reality star Chance was also in the home, saying that reality TV star New York and him have had a rocky relationship, but ultimately have love for each other.


Check out the clip below:

As previously reported, Princess Love and Ray J sparked speculation that they were getting back together.

A recent post on Princess Love’s Instagram story showed the pair, who currently co-parent their two children, together and Princess Love was all smiles.

Ray J recently opened up about why he filed for divorce from his wife Princess Love after four years of marriage. During an Ray J, born William Ray Norwood Jr, shared that he hasn’t had an opportunity to truly “sit back and think about it” since submitting his divorce petition to the court. He also said that he still loves Princess Love, but divorce is what’s best for them.


“You know, I love her and I love my babies and it’s just personal, but she knows how I feel about her. I just think that I want to make sure everybody is happy, that everybody enjoys life and that this can help her smile more and enjoy who she is and enjoy her life. You know, sometimes it’s the best thing to do.”


Ray J, Princess Love

Ray J, 39, also said he wishes Princess Love the best moving forward, even if that means she finds love with someone that isn’t him. He said,

“It’s still so early, I really don’t know what’s going to happen, how it happens, but I just want to make sure that my babies and my Princess is in a great place mentally and that they can enjoy life.”

He added,

“My wife, if there’s somebody better out there that she wants to be with, then I have to respect that as well. But hey, I don’t know… I can’t say too much, but I love you, Princess. That’s what I can say.”

As previously reported, news initially broke about Ray J filing for divorce. This past May, Princess also filed for divorce but later dismissed her own filing.

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie Arrested On Gun & Drug Charges

The Jasmine Brand 12/09/2020

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie Arrested On Gun & Drug Charges

 

Rapper A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie (real name Artist Julius Dubose) is facing gun and drug charges after being taken into custody in New Jersey.

Bergenfield Police Department officers executed a search warrant at the 25-year-old’s home in Demarest Monday (Dec. 7th) and seized four guns (a Ruger .380 handgun, a Glock .40 caliber handgun, an H&K 9mm handgun, and a Smith and Wesson 9mm handgun). They also seized hollow-point bullets, magazines, marijuana, edibles, and drug paraphernalia connected to the distribution of dangerous substances.


The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office announced the arrest Tuesday (Dec. 8th).

Quashaun Hagler, 33, was also arrested. He reportedly works as the rapper’s personal security. He’s being charged with three counts of the unlawful position of a handgun and one count of possession of a large capacity magazine.


Bergenfield police also executed A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie’s manager’s, Samblou Camara, 27, home where marijuana and hashish oil edibles were allegedly discovered. He was also taken into custody. Camara is charged with one count of possession of marijuana.

All three were released on their own cognizance with upcoming court dates. It’s not clear who’s representing them.

The rapper has not publicly spoken on the charges.


What are your thoughts on A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie facing gun and drug charges? Comment and let us know.

Trey Songz Performed At Indoor Concert W/ More Than 500 People In Attendance, Venue Cited For COVID-19 Violations

The Jasmine Brand 12/08/2020

Trey Songz Performed At Indoor Concert W/ More Than 500 People In Attendance, Venue Cited For COVID-19 Violations

 

Trey Songz didn’t let the COVID-19 pandemic stop him from hitting the stage at an indoor concert with more than 500 people in attendance.

The singer reportedly performed at Aftermath in Columbus, Ohio over the weekend.

His fans who attended were reportedly seen sharing drinks, not social distancing, and many of them, along with staff members, weren’t wearing masks, the Ohio Investigative Unit revealed to NBC.

See photos from the event below.


Ohio has more than 484,000 reported cases of COVID-19, with more than 7,000 deaths as of Monday (Dec. 7th).


Ohio Investigative Unit enforcement commander Eric Wolf said of the event:

“Basically, it was just a concert environment. If you had taken that event and put it in 2019, it would have been pretty much the same concert, same event that was taking place last night.”

The bureau relayed the incident to the Ohio Liquor Control Commission, which has the task of enforcing penalties through fines or potentially suspending the venue’s liquor license.


Trey Songz trended on Twitter Tuesday morning (Dec. 8th) as news of his performance made its rounds.

Trey Songz has not publicly spoken on the event.


What are your thoughts on Trey Songz performing at the indoor concert? Comment and let us know.

Serena Williams On The Double Standard She Faces As A Female Tennis Player: You Can’t Really Express Yourself

The Jasmine Brand 12/08/2020

Serena Williams On The Double Standard She Faces As A Female Tennis Player: You Can’t Really Express Yourself

 

 

EXCLUSIVE: Drea Kelly Says ‘Me Telling My Story Is Not Diminishing R. Kelly’s Legacy’

The Jasmine Brand 12/07/2020

EXCLUSIVE: Drea Kelly Says ‘Me Telling My Story Is Not Diminishing R. Kelly’s Legacy’

 

Drea Kelly said she doesn’t understand why people have an issue with her mentioning her ex-husband R. Kelly while talking about her journey. The professional dancer exclusively shared with theJasmineBRAND that R. Kelly is a part of her life story, and when she does interviews, you can’t mention her personal life without including the disgraced singer.


“I’m not always talking about him, I’m always talking about my journey. Unfortunately he was apart of the journey, so you can’t have one without the other. Again, like you said it’s one of those things where people can break up and you move on, in some people’s mind I will forever will R. Kelly’s ex wife. And that is fine I don’t have a problem with that.”

Drea Kelly, R.Kelly


Drea Kelly adds that it bothers her when people try to discredit her journey because they want to support R. Kelly.

“What I have a problem with is, you attack me and you kinda discount my journey just because you support him. I don’t have a problem honey you can support him til the day he die. If you want to buy his albums, that’s your business, I don’t care. But that doesn’t then give you a right to attack me because you support him. Have our opinion that is fine, but I know that that’s something that I will never get away from just because it was so tumultuous, so toxic, and shocking.”

She added that it is hard for some people to accept that R. Kelly has another side to him that the public hasn’t seen.


“And I get it, because when you look at somebody that’s an icon in your community, you don’t want to accept that there’s a possibility that there is in another side to him. You don’t want to accept that somebody that, as we all say, ‘made it out the hood’ can be flawed. But as humans we are. And we need to accept that. The faster we accept that I think the more people will be be able to accept my journey and know, that me helping others is not trying to hurt him.”


Drea Kelly says that telling her story is solely to help other women, not put down R. Kelly‘s history and success.

“Me telling my story is not to diminish his legacy, it’s to help other women who have been in it, I have to tell my story in order for them to connect to it. In order for them to not feel alone. What ya’ll want me to say, just be like ‘Yea I was abused but you gone be okay?’ What does that do? So people really need to get over it.”


In closing, she says that she is just answering the questions that reporters ask.

“Ya’ll can’t be mad at me for the questions journalists ask, every interview I do, they ask me about him. And guess what? I’m going to answer. They act like I send ya’ll the questions.”

Dionne Warwick Salutes Megan Thee Stallion’s Grammy Nominations, Says She Doesn’t Want To Know What A ‘Hot Girl’ Is

The Jasmine Brand 12/07/2020

Dionne Warwick Salutes Megan Thee Stallion’s Grammy Nominations, Says She Doesn’t Want To Know What A ‘Hot Girl’ Is

 

You’re never too old to be a “hot girl” or support one. Just ask legendary singer Dionne Warwick.

Dionne Warwick,80, tweeted her support for rapper Megan Thee Stallion, who coined the popular “hot girl” term last year, as she was nominated for four Grammy Awards this year. She wrote:

“Good things to good people. @theestallion #GRAMMYnoms”


When asked about being a “hot girl” herself, the iconic singer responded:

“I don’t know what a “hot girl” is, but women support women in this house! I am happy to see kind people receive recognition. That’s all. (I’m turning 80. Please do not tell me what a “hot girl” is”)


She also complimented Megan Thee Stallion and wrote:

“I know that she is a smart young lady with a good heart!”

Even though she told social media she didn’t want an explanation, her replies and mentions were soon flooded by helpful fans. She responded in a tweet that has received more than 20,000 likes:

“Thank you for telling me what a “hot girl” is, even though I specifically asked you not to.”


What do you think about Dionne Warwick’s support for Megan Thee Stallion? Let us know in the comments.

Cardi B Says She’s Getting Better At Showing Her “Lovey-Dovey” Side In Her Music: Feels Weird And Uncomfortable

The Jasmine Brand 12/03/2020

Cardi B Says She’s Getting Better At Showing Her “Lovey-Dovey” Side In Her Music: Feels Weird And Uncomfortable

 

As mega rapper Cardi B gears up for the release of her second studio album, she opens up about the ways in which she is becoming more comfortable with her music.


During a recent interview, Cardi B admitted that she’s becoming more comfortable with sharing the softer side with her fans in her music. She said,

“when it comes to me writing or putting ideas of my personal life [in the music], I get really shy. When I perform songs like “Be Careful” or “Ring,” I usually close my eyes because I get really shy about showing that lovey-dovey side. Even to my engineer, I start giggling. I be like, ‘Oh, my God, I can’t. This is so embarrassing.'”

Cardi B

Though Cardi B (born Belcalis Almánzar) was raised in the Bronx, New York, she shares that her initial influence came from a region outside of her home state.


She claimed,

“When I started becoming an artist, I got influenced by a lot of Chicago drill music. That’s the type of artist I always wanted to be: I like to rap about the streets, and I like to rap about my p*ssy. I don’t give a f*ck about it. When it was time to get more creative with my love side or my R&B side, I was like, “This makes me feel weird and uncomfortable.” I’m getting better at it.


Self admittedly, Cardi enjoys rapping about her feminine parts, such as in her #1 hit single with Megan The Stallion, “WAP”. The song stirred up so much controversy over its topic, all the while maintaining popularity because of it’s hard-hitting beat and its compelling ability to empower women to be proud of their private parts.

Do you want to hear Cardi B release more music showing her “lovey-dovey” side? Share below.

Da Brat Says Rumored Fiancé Jesseca Dupart Is “The Greatest Gift I’ve Ever Received”

The Jasmine Brand 12/03/2020

Da Brat Says Rumored Fiancé Jesseca Dupart Is “The Greatest Gift I’ve Ever Received”

 
Rapper Da Brat, (46), real name Shawntae Harris, is showing her love for her rumored fiancé Jesseca Dupart in a new post on Instagram using.

In
the post, she shared a baby photo of the entrepreneur referring to her as the love of her life and her twin flame. She wrote,
“This woman is the love of my life. She is my beginning and my ending. She is all that I will ever want and need. I will love, honor, cherish, respect, uplift and be her EVERYTHING she ever needs me to be for the rest of our lives. She is the GREATEST GIFT I’ve ever received in my life and I will forever prove my undying love and affection for her. She never has to worry about ANYTHING as long as I have life in my body. She is the air that I breathe. She is my twin flame soul mate. I am and will forever be eternally GRATEFUL that SHE IS MINE. ?? SHE is @darealbbjudy . #SOSOBLESSED”

Da Brat has been very transparent about her love for Jessica Dupart on social media. Da Brat took to Instagram on Friday July 3rd to post her quarantine bae and rumored fiancée Jesseca Dupart while also promoting her new song “Quarantine W YOU”. 

In the caption Da Brat writ

“THIS ONE ALL MINE! @darealbbjudy Getchu somebody to quarantine w cuz the second wave of this covid sh*t is soon approaching. While u at it, GET MY NEW SONG! “Quarantine W U” Available on ALL platforms! Link in bio.”
Their story started when Da Brat’s sister, actress LisaRaye McCoy, introduced them. LisaRaye McCoy previously said of 


Jesseca Dupart:

“I met her before she even met my sister. She and I were doing some videos for her Kaleidoscope products because she was actually a fan. So we reenacted a ‘Player’s Club’ scene and did a couple of videos together. So when she reached out to have my sister try her [haircare miracle] drops, then they actually made a rapport with each other and built a friendship. What came out of that is what we see on Instagram now.”


On July 2nd the couple celebrated their one-year anniversary. Jesseca Dupart wrote in an Instagram post:
“1 year ago today we became US, flirted back and forth off n on for about a year before that, and were friends for like a year before that. Never would I have expected such a blessing in you. The kindest , mildest , most considerate , pay attention to every detail , inspiring person I know. Your LOVE is like no other. I LOVE U LIKE I NEVER EVER LOVED BEFORE , it feels unreal sometimes @sosobrat HAPPY ANNIVERSARY…cheers to spending the rest of our lives together”
What do you think about Da Brat’s latest post about Jesseca Dupart? Comment below!

Casanova Wanted By The FBI For Alleged Involvement In Gang

The Jasmine Brand 12/02/2020

Casanova Wanted By The FBI For Alleged Involvement In Gang

 

Casanova (real name Caswell Senior) is wanted by the FBI. On Tuesday (December 1st), the FBI released an old mugshot of the 34-year-old rapper tweeting:

“We are still looking for Caswell Senior, aka Casanova, in connection with this case. He has connections to both NY and NJ. If you have information about his whereabouts, please call us at 1-800-CALL-FBI.”


According to reports and a FBI press release, he was named in an indictment following the arrest and charging of 17 other alleged members of the Untouchable Gorilla Stone Nation.


FBI Assistant Director William F. Sweeney Jr. said in a statement:

“The violence and drug activity committed by these gang members threatened the safety of our communities and placed innocent lives at risk. But thanks to the partnership and hard work of all law enforcement agencies involved in this investigation, we were able to stop this violent criminal organization — and show that Gorilla Stone is actually not ‘untouchable.’”


No additional details about the case have been released.

Larsa Pippen’s Son Reacts To His Mom Being Caught Holding Hands With Married NBA Player Malik Beasley

The Jasmine Brand 12/01/2020

Larsa Pippen’s Son Reacts To His Mom Being Caught Holding Hands 

With Married NBA Player Malik Beasley

 

Larsa Pippen’s son, Scottie Pippen Jr, has taken to Twitter to seemingly respond to his mother’s latest headline.

This week, a photo surfaced of his 46-year-old mother, holding hands with Malik Beasley, a 24-year-old Minnesota Timberwolves guard.


Larsa Pippen was married to former Chicago Bulls star Scottie Pippen.

The image of Larsa and Malik was allegedly taken November 23rd.


Larsa’s son tweeted:

Focused on myself and my goals. I’m not responsible for nobody’s actions. All good over here.


Scottie Pippen Jr also liked tweets, addressing the situation. See below.

According to reports, Malik Beasley is married to Instagram model Montana Yao.


Montana, Malik

The couple share a child. Montana reportedly was “blindsided” by the image of Malik and Larsa.

According to the Shade Room, Montana is preparing to obtain a lawyer and file for divorce.

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

K. Michelle Celebrates Successful Butt Reconstructive Surgery: I Can Twerk Again!

The Jasmine Brand 11/30/2020

K. Michelle Celebrates Successful Butt Reconstructive Surgery: I Can Twerk Again!

 

K. Michelle Celebrates Successful Butt Reconstructive Surgery: I Can Twerk Again!

Singer K. Michelle is celebrating a successful surgery on her butt and took to social media to share the news.

In a new post it seems as though K. Michelle got her butt re-done, and silicone removed from her body. This time without using dangerous butt injections. See the post below.

K. Michelle is hoping by sharing her experience she can be an advocate for women to not have dangerous procedures done to their body.


K. Michelle recalls the first five years of her injections, not giving her any problems, but in 2017, she says that she started to experience fatigue, migraines, and even back and leg pain. The silicone had apparently spread down her legs, and damaged her tissue.


In 2018, by suggestion of a doctor, she tried liposuction to remove the silicone, but the procedure actually made the silicone spread further. Weeks later, the singer was rushed to the emergency room, where she had to undergo two blood transfusions.


Countless surgeries later K. Michelle is finally feeling like herself again.

K.Michelle

Earlier this year, the reality star and singer celebrated her reconstructive surgery on Instagram and wrote on Tuesday (Nov. 3rd):

“Woke up to great news about my reconstructive surgery. It’s FINALLY this months in a couple of weeks. This journey has been one of the most difficult task that God has assigned to me.”

K. Michelle ended with a message for her female fans and continued:

“Ladies I don’t care who’s telling you what DON’T PLAY AROUND WITH YOUR BODY. Injections are illegal for a reason.”

Laverne Cox & Her Friend Were Victims Of A Transphobic Attack: It’s Not Safe In The World

The Jasmine Brand 11/30/2020

Laverne Cox & Her Friend Were Victims Of A Transphobic Attack: It’s Not Safe In The World

 

Laverne Cox & Her Friend Were Victims Of A Transphobic Attack: It’s Not Safe In The World

November 30, 2020By Kellie Williams


Laverne Cox has taken to social media, sharing a alarming account of violence that she and her friend experienced in Los Angeles’ Griffith Park. The “Orange Is the New Black” star and LGBTQ advocate claims that she and her friend were the victims of a transphobic attack. Sharing the detailed account on social media, she says that she went for a socially distanced walk with a friend and were approached by a man who aggressively asked them for the time.

“The friend that I’m with looks at his watch and tells him the time, and then the guy who asked for the time says to my friend: ‘Guy or girl?'” Cox said. “My friend says, ‘F— off.'”

She then says that the man proceeded to attack her friend, hitting him several times.

“I look back and I’m like ‘What is happening?’ The guy is like hitting my friend, and then my friend is going toward him and I’m like ‘Holy s—!'” Cox said. “I pull out my phone and I call to dial 911, and all of a sudden it’s over and the guy is gone.”

See the clip below.


Cox was shaken by the incident, telling her followers:

“It’s not safe in the world. And I don’t like to think about that a lot, but it’s the truth. It’s the truth and it’s not safe if you’re a trans person. Obviously, I know this well. It’s just really sad. It doesn’t matter who you are. You can be Laverne Cox, you know, or whatever that means. If you’re trans … you’re going to experience stuff like this.”

What are your thoughts about her experience? 

Rapper Boosie Has Had 2 Surgeries On His Leg After After Being Shot: I Have One More To Go!

The Jasmine Brand 11/25/2020

Rapper Boosie Has Had 2 Surgeries On His Leg After After Being Shot: I Have One More To Go!

 

Rapper Lil Boosie says he’s still healing after being shot in the leg. He tweeted on November 24:

”2 Surgeries On My Leg and 1 More To Go #ShakeBack #4Sh**”

And while Boosie is still healing, he’s apparently still focused on getting his coins. A few hours later, he also tweeted about a Thanksgiving club appearance with his picture on the flyer along with artist Renni Rucci.


The same day he posted a message on Instagram thanking his fans saying:

“FEELING SO MUCH BETTER THANKS TO ALL MY FANS FOR CHECKING ON ME MANE. YALL TOOO REAL DAWG.”


He also noted he’d be offering discounted promo rates (which he previously upped to $500 to pay or the expensive specialist needed to maintain the health of his leg). Just two days ago he tweeted about his release from the hospital.

On Saturday, November 14th during a trip to Dallas, Texas Lil Boosie was shot in the leg at Big T’s Plaza in Oak Cliff, a neighborhood in South Dallas. According to reports, a gunman shot up Boosie’s sprinter van while in the parking lot of the Plaza.


Boosie

While originally his injury was reported as non-life-threatening, his diabetes led to complications. He wrote on Instagram Thursday, November 19.

“Yes I’m not doing that good I have a short amount of time to find a specialist doctor who’s work on fixig body parts, that cost hundreds of thousands…”

The shooting came days after Dallas rapper Mo3 was shot and killed while on a Dallas freeway. M03 ‘s memorial was held Friday night, which Lil Boosie attended.


Sending prayers for Boosie’s full recovery!

Netflix Removes Dave Chappelle’s Show After Comedian’s Request: Do Not Watch It Unless They Pay Me

The Jasmine Brand 11/25/2020

Netflix Removes Dave Chappelle’s Show After Comedian’s Request: Do Not Watch It Unless They Pay Me

 

Netflix has removed “Chapelle’s Show” after comedian Dave Chappelle asked them to do so.

As far as why the removal, Dave Chapelle gave more insight in a nearly 20-minute video he posted to his Instagram with the caption:

“Unforgiven This is why.”


The video was partial footage from his latest standup comedy special. Throughout the video and during his performance, Dave Chappelle claimed that he received no money following his departure from the ViacomCBS-owned show.

“When I left that show I never got paid.They (ViacomCBS) didn’t have to pay me because I signed the contract.”


Chapelle asked the audience:

“But is that right? I found out that these people were streaming my work and they never had to ask me or they never had to tell me. Perfectly legal ‘cause I signed the contract. But is that right? I didn’t think so either.”

He then talked about why Netflix, decided to pull the episodes:

“That’s why I like working for Netflix. I like working for Netflix because when all those bad things happened to me, that company didn’t even exist. And when I found out they were streaming ‘Chappelle’s Show,’ I was furious. How could they not– how could they not know? So you know what I did? I called them and I told them that this makes me feel bad. And you want to know what they did? They agreed that they would take it off their platform just so I could feel better.”


Before “Chappelle’s Show” was at Comedy Central the comedian said he pitched it to HBO and executives told him:

“What do we need you for?”

Now years later, the company is one of the platforms that stream the show along with Comedy Central, CBS All Access. The series ran for three seasons from 2003 to 2006 and was executive produced, created, and headlined by Chappelle.

Netflix and Dave Chappelle have a strong partnership. He’s currently streaming multiple specials with the platform, which likely played a role in their decision to pull the episodes. Dave currently said he thought about creating another “Chapelle’s Show”, but it would have to go by another name because of the contract. He concluded with a final action message for his fans and supporters.


“Boycott Chappelle Show, Do not watch it unless they pay me….If you’re a shareholder at Viacom, tell them it’s wrong.”

What do you think about Netflix pulling “Chappelle’s Show” and the comedian’s message? Let us know in the comments.

Rapper 21 Savage’s British Brother, 27, Stabbed To Death In London

The Jasmine Brand 11/24/2020

Rapper 21 Savage’s British Brother, 27, Stabbed To Death In London


Very sad news. The British brother of rapper 21 Savage (She’yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph) – Terrell Davis – has died. According to Daily Mail, he was stabbed on Sunday (Nov. 22nd) to death ‘during an argument with a friend’ on a south London estate, it has been revealed.


Terrell Davis was a drill rapper known as TM1way. A family source says that he got into an argument with an old friend, who suddenly lunged forward and stabbed him.


21 Savage and Terrell Davis have the same father. The source says:

‘They used to speak on the phone quite a bit and on WhatsApp. I don’t think Savage has been back to Britain for a while because he’s had some legal problems in the US.’

21 Savage was brought to America by his mother when he was a seven-year-old child. He now resides in Atlanta.


A source details the alleged altercation that ended in Terrell’s death stating:

‘Terrell was a good guy, he used to live on the estate but had moved away. But he was round visiting his grandmother yesterday and had gone to the shops for her as she’s elderly and we are in the middle of a pandemic. He was coming back to the house when he saw an old friend. This was someone he’d known for a long time. They started arguing over something and then suddenly he stabbed him. It was completely out of the blue. Terrell didn’t have any enemies that I knew of and he wasn’t involved with any gangs. He just focused on his music. He was really good rapper and was on the verge of doing big things. He wanted to be like his brother. Everyone is in shock.’

21 Savage responded to the news on social media.


We send our condolences to their family and friends.

Lamar Odom Helps Teen Whose Mother Was Murdered, Celebrate His 14th Birthday

The Jasmine Brand 11/24/2020

Lamar Odom Helps Teen Whose Mother Was Murdered, Celebrate His 14th Birthday


Despite Lamar Odom and his fiancé Sabrina Parr seemingly calling it splits recently, it looks as though the pair are back together and stronger than ever.

In a recent post, Sabrina Parr shared a kind gesture that Lamar Odom did in order to put a smile on a 14 year-old boy’s face, who recently lost his mother.


Sabrina Parr says that she met the late Shayme Moore a few times, before her passing and Sabrina says that she checked her DMs after Shayme Moore’s passing and realized that she sent her an important DM. The message asked for Sabrina to help her son Jeremiah meet his idol Lamar Odom. Sabrina adds that she felt terrible that she wasn’t able to make it happen while she was alive, but for Jeremiah’s recent birthday she pulled out all of the stops to make sure Shayme’s request did not go in vain.


In a post on Instagram Sabrina Parr posted a series of photos of Lamar Odom, attending Jeremiah’s 14th birthday party.

She captioned the photos with,

“Yesterday was such a special moment! About a month ago, a beautiful young ladies life was taken from a senseless crime. She was murdered while her son was with her!


I only met her a few times but from I heard, she was such a wonderful woman and a great mom. I watched online as ppl grieved her loss.

About a week ago, I was going through some of my DM requests and saw a message she sent me back in Sept! My heart literally dropped. I wished I had saw it while she was still alive?


I opened the message and found that she was reaching out to me to see if I could make a way for her son to meet @lamarodom . She said he loves to play basketball and he would love to shake a legends hand.


I really wanted to do this for her and for him. Especially now since I can’t imagine how he feels after losing his mother!

Long story short, with the help of @urfavbarber , we were able to get it handled! Lamar flew in and surprised him at his 14th birthday party! Not only did he get to meet him, he got a signed basketball that was requested for him! I also framed the message that his mother sent to me and gave it to him as a gift to show him that his mother was always thinking of him and wanting to make him happy.


I hate that it had to happen under these circumstances, but I am so happy @lamarodom was able to put a smile on his face. Lamar also lost his mom when he was around that age so he definitely was able to empathize with him!

I really hope you enjoyed your birthday! You are such a cool kid & if you need anything please let us know @jerry.2x__ . We are praying very hard for you and your family????????

#ripshayme#happybirthdayjerry”


Sabrina Parr announced the ending of their engagement earlier this year.


Whatever happened between her and Lamar Odom, it looks like they were able to work things out as she celebrated the 1-year mark since their engagement. She shared a picture of him kissing her on the cheek and wrote:

“Made it in time to celebrate our 1 year engagement anniversary…”

Lamar Odom also reposted the message.

Lamar Odom and Sabrina Parr got engaged last November.

They also set their wedding date for Nov. 11, 2021.

No word on if they still plan on getting married that day.

What are your thoughts on Lamar Odom’s gesture for Jeremiah’s birthday?

Mulatto Put On Blast By Vendor Who Claims She Stole Hair

The Jasmine Brand 11/23/2020

Mulatto Put On Blast By Vendor Who Claims She Stole Hair

A hair vendor claims rapper Mulatto (real name Alyssa Michelle Stephens) stole hair from her. A woman by the Twiter name of “Debrahliani” with the company Capelli Amore Hair Extensions tweeted these claims to Mulatto on November 19th.


She accused the 21-year-old of wearing hair and not promoting it saying,

“Mulato legit stole my hair 2 years ago and I’ve just been pim watching her blow up lol now she’s blocked us what a loser had the nerve to say that was 2 years ago like money’s changed in 2 years get the f**kk outa here silly b****”


She also posted pictures on Instagram of them having a conversation in June of 2018 about Mulatto receiving the hair and claimed the artist blocked her afterward.

Mulatto responded to the message claiming her ex hairstylist stole wigs from her and she no longer had the hair.


“2yrs later Im getting 10k a post &STILL woulda tagged/reimbursed u if u approached me different boo..my last hairstylist stole all my wigs when we parted ways &Im still resolving issues today bcus of it..waiting 2yrs for me to “blowup” sounds opportunistic its giving clout chaser”

She also tweeted that her issue was with the delivery of the message.


“What y’all fail to realize is I have no problem buying a whole different wig on my own and tagging that girl as if it was hers but u not gone talk to me crazy without knowing the facts first & still expect to get what u wanted.. 2YRS LATER”

Finally, she posted more tweets.


The Twitter user came back and responded with a voice note about the incident saying she reached out to Mulatto multiple times with no response, saying in part:

“When you approach people in a polite way they don’t respond to the message but as soon as you come at them sideways, they open it.”

She also said it took so long for her to reach out to the star because she worked with other influencers.


“When I messaged her on Saturday its because I saw her on the timeline and I was like ‘oh my gosh. She still hasn’t promoted the hair or done anything with the hair or explain why it hasn’t been worn.'”

Real Housewives Of Atlanta’s Tanya Sam Reportedly Stopped Filming Due to Stripper Scandal & Rumors Her Fiancé Allegedly Cheated Last Season

The Jasmine Brand 11/23/2020

Real Housewives Of Atlanta’s Tanya Sam Reportedly Stopped Filming Due to Stripper Scandal & Rumors Her Fiancé Allegedly Cheated Last Season


Real Housewives Of Atlanta friend of the show Tanya Sam has reportedly stopped filming. According reports, Tanya Sam decided to discontinue taping halfway through the season because of the recent stripper scandal that allegedly involved her and RHOA cast member Porsha Williams.


Back in October, according to LoveBScott, Porsha Williams and Tanya Sam were allegedly involved in a threesome with a male stripper that attended Cynthia Bailey’s bachelorette party. While the ladies were not filming during the alleged encounter, mics allegedly picked up some audio of them getting hot and heavy with the stripper. She and Porsha Williams has denied all rumors surrounding the event along with the male stripper.


On Saturday, October 10th around the time of the original event, Tanya took to Instagram and wrote,

“I will address this topic now and will not entertain this absurdity any further. The rumor circulating about me is NOT TRUE.”

She also was allegedly not happy with the way production was promoting the scandal for the upcoming season of The Real Housewives Of Atlanta. In addition, reports suggest Tanya also had some issues with the way the show featured rumors about her fiancé Paul Judge had allegedly been unfaithful.


Last season, her storyline included a woman named Shiana, nicknamed the “Cookie Lady” who claimed Paul Judge attempted to flirt with her and told her he was single.

Tanya Same later refuted the claims, said it was completely untrue and that when her fiancé heard about the rumors she said he was upset during The Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 12 After Show.


“When we first saw it, he was livid like, ‘That’s a lie!'”

What do you think about Tanya deciding not to continue taping the show?

Kevin Harts Ex-Friend J.T. Jackson Says Kevin Never Called Him About Extortion Accusations: You Know My Character

The Jasmine Brand 11/11/2020

Kevin Harts Ex-Friend J.T. Jackson Says Kevin Never Called Him About Extortion Accusations: You Know My Character


Kevin Harts Ex-Friend J.T. Jackson Says Kevin Never Called Him About Extortion Accusations: You Know My Character

Kevin Hart’s former friend J.T. Jackson is sharing his side of the comedian’s extortion claims against him.


As we previously reported, Kevin Hart accused J.T. Jackson of using the footage from Kevin Hart’s affair with Montia Sabbag back in 2017 to blackmail Hart for money.

Montia Sabbag sued Kevin Hart for $60 million amid reports of the alleged footage between them. She sued for intentional infliction of emotional distress and invasion of privacy.


J.T. Jackson was initially charged with extortion, but they were dropped because he never actually demanded money from Kevin Hart or anyone on his team. Instead, Jackson allegedly took to social media to make his demands in hopes of getting paid. He’s even accused of demanding money on Hart’s Instagram account. He has denied all extortion accusations, but he was still being charged with other felonies — 2 counts of unauthorized use of personal identifying information and concealing and selling stolen property.


Now he’s back to defend his name again with another video, this time to defend his character. He said of Hart’s claims amid their 15-year friendship:


“Like homie you know my character. You’re not gonna hang around somebody for that long and invite them into your personal space. Whatever happened that weekend, we all had a good time.We all went out, he invited us all out but he invited me, my wife to his home, you know he took us to Mexico. I was just disappointed and he just immediately boom sends out that tweet, and I was just like huh really? Like just like that, 15 years you don’t want to wait for the facts? You don’t want to talk to nobody?”


Jackson also added that Hart never called him to discuss what happened and get his side of the story:

“And that was another thing. If you thought that I did something to you and we’re like this… [and] they’re accusing me, your boy for 15 years… you don’t want to sit down and talk to me brother? You don’t want to look me in my eye?”

He adds,

“He never ever sat down and called me on the phone to say’ yo we need to talk.’ I just found that odd you know. That’s 15 years brother come sit down with me talk to me. I wanted to talk to him. None of that never happened till this day none of that never happened.”

Check out the clip below:


What are your thoughts on J.T. Jackson’s latest video about him and Kevin Hart’s friendship? Let us know in the comments!

Quavo Becomes Part Owner Of Legends Sportswear Brand

The Jasmine Brand 11/11/2020

Quavo Becomes Part Owner Of Legends Sportswear Brand

Quavo Becomes Part Owner Of Legends Sportswear Brand

Quavo is up to more than just music these days. The Atlanta-based rapper and member of The Migos inked a deal as part of the sportswear company, Legends.


Just two years after hitting the market, Legends has solidified a deal with Quavo, who has been a consistent brand ambassador for the athletic wear brand.


On Tuesday, Nov. 10, Legends announced the news on its social media page stating,


Humbled to announce our latest investor and collaborator. @quavohuncho.

Since 2018, we’ve worked with Quavo to merge culture and sports through product creation, building youth athletic programs, and hosting philanthropic events. Together, we’ll continue to introduce high-quality performance apparel that helps the next generation of athletes look and feel good on and off the court. We’re just getting started.


Now, we can officially say WELCOME TO THE FAM.

#WeAreLegends

Quavo, the latest investor in the company besides Matt Barnes and Steve Nash, to name a couple, recently stated,

“I’m excited to officially be a part of the Legends family. Legends is about striving to be the best no matter what it takes, fighting to get to the top. The team is already shaking up the game with performance gear that fits the look and lifestyle of the new age athlete. Now we’ll take it to the next level.”


Scott Hochstadt, founder of Legends spoke on their newest addition to the Legends family.

“Quavo is the perfect fit for the LEGENDS brand based on his background in both sports and entertainment, and as a trendsetter in the fashion and pop culture worlds.”


He further said,

“We’ve enjoyed a great relationship with Quavo for almost two years, and are excited to officially welcome into the LEGENDS family of investors.”

Congratulations to Quavo and the Legends team! What are your thoughts on the newly inked deal? 

Donald Trump Tweets After Loosing To Joe Biden, ‘I WON THIS ELECTION, BY A LOT!’

The Jasmine Brand 11/09/2020

Donald Trump Tweets After Loosing To Joe Biden, ‘I WON THIS ELECTION, BY A LOT!’

Donald Trump Says, ‘I WON THIS ELECTION, BY A LOT!’ After Losing To Joe Biden


Donald Trump has insisted that he won the 2020 Presidential Election. Just before Joe Biden was declared the winner, Donald Trump took to Twitter on Saturday (Nov.7) and claimed he won the election. He wrote,

“I WON THIS ELECTION, BY A LOT!”


His tweet then prompted Twitter to put a label on his message, saying, “Official sources may not have called the race when this was Tweeted”. In a string of tweets, Donald Trump continued to question the integrity of the voting process. In one tweet he writes in all caps,

“THE OBSERVERS WERE NOT ALLOWED INTO THE COUNTING ROOMS. I WON THE ELECTION, GOT 71,000,000 LEGAL VOTES. BAD THINGS HAPPENED WHICH OUR OBSERVERS WERE NOT ALLOWED TO SEE. NEVER HAPPENED BEFORE. MILLIONS OF MAIL-IN BALLOTS WERE SENT TO PEOPLE WHO NEVER ASKED FOR THEM!”


In a subsequent message, he adds that he received the most tweets than any other sitting President. He wrote,

“71,000,000 Legal Votes. The most EVER for a sitting President!”


Although Trump is correct about his record -breaking support of 71 million votes, it still was not higher than Joe Biden who received 74.5 million votes. Donald Trump and his campaign team have refused to concede the election. In a statement released today (Nov.7), Donald Trump and his team have threatened to take legal action claiming voter fraud has taken place in key states such as Pennsylvania.


As previously reported, Joe Biden was named the 46th President-Elect of the United States, alongside Kamala Harris as his Vice president. After breaking Barack Obama’s record with a national popular vote of more than 70 million and and 284 electoral votes, Joe Biden has been determined as the president for the next four years, according to Associated Press.


What are your thoughts on Donald Trumps recent Tweets? Let us know in the comments below. 

Eva Longoria Accused Of Downplaying Black Women Voters After Saying “Latina Women Were The Real Heroines”, Later Apologizes

The Jasmine Brand 11/09/2020

Eva Longoria Accused Of Downplaying Black Women Voters After Saying “Latina Women Were The Real Heroines”, Later Apologizes

Eva Longoria Accused Of Downplaying Black Women Voters After Saying “Latina Women Were The Real Heroines”, Later Apologizes 


Eva Longoria is facing backlash after being accused of downplaying the role that Black women voters played in getting Joe Biden elected.

Over the weekend, the Desperate Housewives star made headlines when she claimed that Latinas were the “real heroines” of the Democrats’ election victory, while seemingly downplaying the voter turnout among Black women.


Appearing on MSNBC, Longoria, she said:

“The women of color showed up in a big way. Of course, you saw in Georgia what Black women have done, but Latina women were the real heroines here. Beating men in turnout in every state and voting for Biden/Harris at an average rate close to three to one.”

See the clip.


The following backlash online, Eva Longoria issued the following:

“I’m so sorry and sad to hear that my comments on MSNBC could be perceived as taking credit from Black women. When I said that Latinas were heroines in this election, I simply meant that they turned out in greater numbers and voted more progressively than LATINO MEN.”


She added:

“My wording was not clear and I deeply regret that, there is such a history in our community of anti-Blackness and I would never want to contribute to that.”


She continued,

“Black women have long been the backbone of the Democratic Party, something we have seen played out in this election as well as previous ones. Black women absolutely should be applauded and lifted up! They brought this victory home in a BIG way!”


What are your thoughts about her initial remarks and her apology. Let us know in the comments.

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

9.29.20″

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?