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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? 

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.”

Foogiano

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.


Usher

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