Archive | August 2012

Is K. Michelle Lying?

Is K. Michelle Lying?

Love & Hip Hop: ATL star Rasheeda recently blasted her co-star K. Michelle for her claims of being a victim of domestic abuse at the hands of her ex-boyfriend Memphitz. K. Michelle has been claiming that Memphitz beat her and stole from her in the past. However Rasheeda, feels as though K. Michelle’s claims are nothing more than fibs and folk tales, as Rasheeda called her out for being a hypocrite.

In Rasheeda’s eyes, K. Michelle has no right to claim the role of “victim” because she feels as though she is always promoting violence against women on her own. She released a lengthy public statement to K. Michelle addressing the matter, and called her out for always talking about wanting to physically beat up other female cast members.

“Here is my reply! I find it real sad how this desperate rat Fake.Michelle can’t keep my name out her mouth. It’s sad how a person wants sympathy but every word & gesture out of her mouth is slapping a b*tch and whooping a b*tch a*s. First, when you see Toya you gone slap her on site (YEAH RIGHT), then you threaten to whoop Kandi a*s but when you seen her at the hair salon you was quiet as a mouse. Now, today u have another interview out claiming your only regret was you wish you would of slapped the sh*t outta me & hit me with a 1/2 punch. That alone should make people question your character.

“All of our careers Me, Kandi & Toya we have been nothing but positive women to the public. Everything you say is violent. You keep preaching about being abused but threatening to abuse others. You hit Karlie in the head with some silverware, she should of pressed charges against your a*s. But my point here is, we are witnessing you physically & verbally abusing several women via interviews, blogs & twitter bullying and it’s a sad a*s shame for someone who is claiming to be a victim. You’re playing the public trying to make them think you were abused but we know that story has a lot of holes in it. So, the police came to the hotel and seen you beat & abused like you telling the world and didn’t lock up a black man in Memphis, TN???? B*tch please, where they do that at! You claiming you didn’t want to press no charges, but they would of took that into there own hands by law.

“Its a shame you trying to sell this old a*s story but keep threatening to hurt others in the process. The sad part is the media & the fans have to wait and continue to watch you self-destruct while everybody else already know the truth about you. Sorry ya’ll! As far as any woman who has been a victim of domestic violence my heart goes out to you all and I wish you nothing but the best but this chick right here is a F*CKING FRAUD!!”

Check out K. Michelle’s tweets responding to Rasheeda’s claims of her being a fraud. Toya, Memphitz’s wife also had a few words for K. Michelle as well.

Do you think K. Michelle is lying about the physical abuse?

As I always say is that you can’t play the bullied and the burlier
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Ms. Hill’s Release.

Ms. Hill's Release.

There goes our heroine, our eight-time Grammy award-winning superstar—blank, almost in a daze, pain exudes from her eyes. She appears empty, although still beautiful, in her mug shot which was recently released after pleading guilty to not paying federal taxes. Our once victorious leading lady looks so defeated. The possibility of our sister, Lauryn Hill going to jail for not paying taxes between the years 2005 and 2007 hurts. “Lauryn Hill says her heart was in Zion, I wish her heart still was in rhymin’- ’cause who the kids gonna’ listen to? Huh?” said Kanye West on “Champion” (2007), a record appropriately titled to reflect who Hill was for a generation. Did you realize that you were a champion in our eyes?

It feels like just yesterday I was summoned to my television set, mesmerized by Hill’s talent in her 1998 music video for “Doo-Wop (That Thing)” She was glowing from her pregnancy at the time—her natural beauty was striking and something about that musical presentation was intoxicating. “How you gon’ win when you ain’t right within?” she asked, a question that would stick with me through my adult years. She easily flowed back and forth from rhyming to singing—a multi-talented goddess in my eyes. Although I was just a tween, I understood that this woman would go on to define an era of music and uplift not just a generation of women—but men as well. The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, (Hill’s only solo album) was infused with so much truth; her transparency was undeniable especially on “Zion”—where Hill opened up about folks trying to talk her out of having her son.

“Until you conquer the enemy in yourself, you can’t deal with anyone, in order to be used by God, you have to really be used…sometimes in order to be used, you also have to be humiliated, sometimes you have to be kicked and beaten,” Hill once said. Who knows how long she will continue to be beaten by the media with derogatory headlines, foes and even some friends. Now is not the time to berate Hill, it’s the perfect time to send her well wishes. She is completely adept at making a triumphant comeback with a more than satisfactory stage presence, as we seen during Hot 97’s Summer Jam 2012.

According to the Daily Mail, Hill is scheduled to be sentenced in late November of this year. She took to her personal blog two months ago to explain that she turned into a recluse to protect her family from the industry. She continued to defend herself, “I did not deliberately abandon my fans, nor did I deliberately abandon any responsibilities, but I did however put my safety, health and freedom and the freedom, safety and health of my family first over all other material concerns! I also embraced my right to resist a system intentionally opposing my right to whole and integral survival.

I conveyed all of this when questioned as to why I did not file taxes during this time period. Obviously, the danger I faced was not accepted as reasonable grounds for deferring my tax payments, as authorities, who despite being told all of this, still chose to pursue action against me, as opposed to finding an alternative solution.”

Sending prayers, love and light to Hill and her family, while closing this blog with positivity that everyone can benefit from: “Let’s not be mediocre in our greatness, think big,” Hill advised an attentive crowd of high school students in 2000. She continued “and think in dozes and experiences and don’t be afraid of experiences that teach you!”

Lathleen Ade-Brown is a New York City based freelance writer, she has written for Essence, Black Enterprise and JET in the past. Follow her on Twitter @Lathleen (

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K.Michelle Speaks Out

As Love and Hip hop Atl is coming to a close. I think that it is important to make sure that we do speak out on this issue with K. Michelle. I think that it it makes her a bigger person to thank him for what he did to her. I think that she is realizing that sometime you have to feel the pain to get to the pleasure in life. Not saying that what he did was right. No man should put their hands on a woman.

However the question will still remain as to what is going to happen to her career? She is a very talented singer and I know that she will rise over this.

Source: Youtube
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Tyga & Blac Chyna Deny Engagement

Tyga & Blac Chyna Deny Engagement

Earlier this week, Tyga’a girlfriend Blac Chyna revealed a new piece of jewelry in the form of a ring on Instagram. That photo led many to believe that the Young Money artist had possibly proposed to his girlfriend. But the two of them quickly set the record straight. Chyna denied the speculation in the comment section of the photo by simply saying “I’m NOT engaged !!!!!! That’s a ring I got like 5 years (ago)”.

Tyga had a more direct approach for denying the rumors as he took to Twitter and vehemently made his point clear. Check out his tweets and let us know what you think of their relationship as it is.


Jay-Z Finds Deron Williams A Place To Live

Jay-Z Finds Deron Williams A Place To Live

Jay-Z may only own a measly one-fifteenth of one percent of the Brooklyn Nets franchise, but his overachieving attitude in their inner workings will be key to the success of the Barclays Center and the team. He’s helped with he’s helped with the logo design, the official jersey color scheme, music selection during games, and now he’s playing realtor.

In a New York Times article recently published, they asked general manger Billy King what Jay does for the team. King answered, “When Deron Williams was making his decision about whether or not he wanted to sign with the nets, he was struggling for a place to live. Jay-Z goes, ‘Tell him I’ll call him tomorrow and I’ll help.’ It’s a lot about being able to relate to being wealthy, being young, being African-American. He can relate to them, where maybe I can’t or Mikhail Prokhorov can’t.”

When the Barclays Center has it’s grand opening this fall, Hov will kick things off with a series of sold-out shows.

Source:, VladTv

Last Friday Confirmed.

Last Friday Confirmed.

Fans on this franchise have been waiting a long time for this. From on of the most boot-legged movies of all time to a Colt Classic. This once originally underground, low budget movie is now coming to a great conclusion and bringing back one of it’s original cast members is going to be a good look for the new film.

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For a while, there have been rumors about 42-year-old rapper/writer/producer, Ice Cube, putting his 1995 “Friday” movie series to rest with a final film. In an interview with MTV, Ice Cube (real name O’Shea Jackson) finally confirmed the rumor. He announced that he is currently finishing up the writing for the final movie, which is titled “Last Friday.” He also confessed that he had trouble getting Chris Tucker to be in the new movie (Tucker played Smokey in the previous films). Apparently Tucker has gotten all holy on us and feels that playing a pot-smoker is against his religion. But Ice Cube seems to have worked his magic and gotten Tucker to agree to act in this last installment of the series. Of the movie, Ice Cube said,

“I’m still writing [the screenplay]. I’m still in the process, I’m deep into it… [The title is] Last Friday. I want [Chris Tucker] to be in it. He’s given us every indication that he’s gonna be in it. Until he shows up on set, you never know. That’s really how it goes. I’m almost finished with the script, so as soon as we can finish the script, fast motion on it.”

As if “Last Friday” isn’t enough, Ice also mentioned the biopic and the album that he’s working on. The biopic is to be about N.W.A, the Hip Hop rap group from Compton that was most popular in the late 80s and early 90s. Ice Cube was a part of the group, along with Eazy E, Dr. Dre, and a few other young rappers. Of this film, Ice Cube said,

“The script is getting tighter and tighter, and once the script is tight as sweaty butt cheeks, we’ll put it out, and we’ll start working on it.”

The album that Ice Cube is working on will be his first since 2010. The project is not yet officially titled, but the rapper is leaning towards naming it “Everything’s Corrupt.” he told MTV that we can expect,

“Hardcore, West Coast hip-hop”

from the album.

Ice Cube obviously has a lot going on. Which of his projects are we most excited about?

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Young Buck Bankrupt

Young Buck Bankrupt

Read this has made me realize more then ever that the game is definitively one of exploitation. I will never sit here and say that money doesn’t change thing in your life, however there need to be people around you that know what to do with the money that your making in order for you to have longevity in and out of the game. They prey on those with out the knowledge.

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Young Buck is sadly about to make the transition from living as a free man to an incarcerated inmate for the next 3 years. A firearm was found in his home during a raid by the IRS which lead to him having to serve his upcoming prison term. However, it was Buck’s financial issues that lead to the IRS raiding his home. During a recent interview with XXL, Buck detailed exactly what lead to him becoming bankrupt and falling on hard times.

“I mean, you know, once I started receiving finances the way that we were receiving money at the time of being amongst G-Unit, I came in the situation where I came from nothing. So I was coming in the situation where my mother was literally still living in the projects while I was on TV, BET, selling records and I just come from a real terrible situation. So once I received some type of money, I just did what anybody would probably do that got successful.

“I don’t fault myself for the spending done, because the spending I done, I done what every man that becomes successful I think should do; the first thing that I did was get my mother out of those projects. I went and got my mother a house, I bought my mother a car, and started to work on myself after I got my family situated, you know.

“I definitely wanted my family to experience nice things, so that’s exactly what I done man. I put my mother in a home; I bought her nice things. I put myself in a home—I have 4 children, so my thing is outside of myself, I have four children and three different baby mothers, so even in the midst of that, I just had a lot of things that was done with the money that I was receiving that was useful and the righteous things that you would do with making money. So I don’t fault myself and say, “I didn’t spend my money right or I did this and that”, I think that at times I did do some reckless spending, but that’s apart of being young, growing up and learning and everything else.

“For the most part the problem comes in as that I’ve never filed my own taxes in my career. I’ve never had no knowledge of even what paying taxes was. I come from the streets and I sold drugs throughout my life, so it was always a thing where our money was always accessible. When you start dealing with banks and things of that nature, that was something that was brand new for me, so when I got this money, I went out and done all these things not knowing that once you make a half a million dollars it’s really 250 ’cause Uncle Sam gets the other half. So when I went and spent all these different things, getting my life and my family’s life together, it did come—Uncle Sam swinging back around saying “where’s mine?” and I didn’t have no knowledge of it and that’s when I bumped my head and that’s when my first experience of the whole tax situation became an issue.”