I Need A Girl Who Doesn’t Want Money

10 03 2008

I had to post this because it was just so predictable that it was surprising. Just read on and you’ll see what I mean.

R&B producer Mario Winans is reportedly refusing to support his three-year-old son, according to his ex-lover Janell Bennett.

Bennett, who was in an eight-year relationship with Winans before she had her son Jordan, claims she was removed from her family home in Miami, Florida because Winans refused to pay child support. The surprise eviction has apparently left the cocktail waitress “homeless and living with friends on the south side of Chicago”.

Two years ago the single mother was caught up in a legal battle with the music producer to prove he was the father of her son. DNA reports came back positive, and Winans was ordered to pay Bennett $4,500 per month in child support.

Bennett tells the New York Post’s PageSix, “He hasn’t paid me. I just wanted support, and I was on disability and Medicaid and welfare just to have the baby. “He stopped paying last year… by the end of August 2007, I lost the house and moved to Chicago… I just want him to do right by Jordan… It would be so simple for him to call me so we could work something out.”

The two met in 1997 through their mutual friend Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs.

Winans’ representatives have made no comment on the allegations. (Source)

She’s a cocktail waitress. The only thing that would be more stereotypical is if she were a go-go dancer.

LOL @ her being like “I live on the southside of Chicago!” Where was she living before, South Beach? Something tells me if you get evicted, having a kid isn’t the only reason you can’t afford to live there. Not that I don’t think Mario should pay, but ya know. Maybe he can give her the same beat he gave Diddy, Keyshia and Ashanti and she can try and make a hit record. I dunno. Something.

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Are Star and Al Over?

10 03 2008

Buzz is going around that Star Jones recently told her husband Al Reynolds that he either needs to get his act together ( Hmmm….) or get out. After 3 years of Star trying to convince us that this marriage wasn’t a publicity stunt I think she finally gave up on convincing herself.

 Nearly three and half years after they swapped “I dos” at their corporate-sponsored wedding, Star Jones and Al Reynolds are calling it quits. The National Enquirer reports the legal diva sent Al his walking papers a month ago.

A rep for Jones says the report is false, but the Enquirer goes on to say, “They hadn’t been seeing eye to eye for months and had already spent a great deal of time apart,” a friend of the couple told the Enquirer. “Finally, Star decided it was over. She told Al at the end of January that he had 30 days to get his act together or ‘get out.’”

The pair made one last public appearance at the Feb. 1 Baby Phat fashion show in New York City, but everything fell apart days later. That prompted Star to show Al the door ahead of schedule, the source said. “Al moved some of his things out of their Upper East Side apartment and returned to Miami, where he’d already been spending a lot of time recently.

Star is an attention whore so you will see her on the cover of  Sister 2 Sister and Wine Enthusiast in about a week.

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Island D*** Through The Generations

5 03 2008

Rita Marley recently sold the rights to her autobiography No Woman No Cry to be made into a film, and she wants none other than Sideshow Betty to play her in the movie of Bob Marley’s life.

Marley is working as executive producer on the big-screen adaptation of her 2004 autobiography No Woman No Cry: My Life with Bob Marley-and has her sights set on casting the former Fugees frontwoman, her daughter-in-law, in the chronicle of her tumultuous 15-year marriage to the musician.

She explains, “Lauryn would be ideal (to play me). She sees my life as her life.”

Bob Marley’s son Rohan-with former lover Janet Hunt-is married to the “Everything Is Everything” hitmaker, who has been largely absent from the music scene following her hit 1998 debut solo album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. (Source)

I’m sure Lauryn will take this offer because she’d lie on a hot bed of coals with tarantulas pinching her nipples if she thought it would give her street cred as “a Marley”. Being married to Rohan probably isn’t doing the trick anymore since it’s widely publicized that he’s off in Africa somewhere telling chicks he’s single while she pops out babies.

I guess the island “D” had a hold on Rita, and it sure as hell has a hold on Ms. Hill. It’s gonna take Rihanna, Lady Saw and three of the Hedleys to cook up an antidote that will break that spell.

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Maxim Maintaining Journalistic Integrity As Usual

27 02 2008

Maxim magazine has apologized to Nas for reviewing his album “Nigger” — giving it 2.5 stars — because the album hasn’t even been completed yet.

RAPPER Nas was shocked when Maxim gave his new album, “N - - - - r,” a 21/2-star review - because it isn’t even finished yet. “I’m finishing the album now, and it will be out April 22,” Nas told Page Six. Maxim has since apologized for the premature review, but Nas doesn’t care. “I’d prefer [a review from] Playboy,” the rapper said. “That kind of stuff doesn’t reach my radar or effect anybody around me. I don’t know what a music rating from Maxim is . . . I don’t know what it even means really.” Maxim also reviewed the Black Crowes’ album, “War Paint,” without listening to it in its entirety. (Source)

Are we really surprised by this? I mean it’s not like Woodward and Bernstein are running Maxim. LOL @ Nas shitting on them.

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Nelly Is A “Tinkle Shy” Blinged Out, Chicken Eating Playa!

21 02 2008

I saw this and just LOL’ed all over the place! I mean, from the club owner sending over chicken (what, he thinks black people only like chicken? He couldn’t send over any crudites?!) to Nelly being afraid to pee in front of other people. *dead dead and mo’ dead and crankin’ that with Sammy Davis*

Hip hoppers Nelly and Jermaine Dupri got the royal treatment at The Plumm Wednesday night. After clearing out the VIP area for their posse, owner Noel Ashman plied them with chicken wings and 35 bottles of beer, which they quickly downed. And when a tinkle-shy Nelly had to visit the loo, his security guards cleared the rest room so he could use it in private.

On his way back to his table, the blinged star “sprinted after Heidi, the coat-check girl,” said a spy. When he returned, he was all smiles. “Did you get it?” Dupri asked the grinning rapper. “Yeeeeah. She gave me her digits,” Nelly responded. (Source)

WWAD!? (What Would Ashanti Do!?)

“That’s bananas!”

If Heidi “the coat check girl” was YT, then Nelly, I’m calling India.Aire to have her write a song about you! Are him and Ashitty on the outs, or is Nelly just being an cheatin’ a**? I’m pretty sure that women don’t want they men getting phone numbers in the club, Nelly included. It kinda sucks being a celeb because you can never get ya swerve on in public without getting ratted out LOL. “Ay baby, let me holla at you!” *they start playing “Foolish”* “Ummm, never mind.”

And as far as him not peeing in the club, well, I ain’t scared to pee in a club; I”m just scared of touching anything LOL, and maybe slipping on some coke. I mean, this is Los Angeles.

Nelly’s a-asterisk-asterisk needs to be in a studio somewhere — no free chicken and Apple Bottom booty women until you can put out something better than “Wadsyaname”. I got a See ‘N Say with your name on it fam!

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Pimp C Died From That Lean

5 02 2008

 

Everyone called this shit already but the LA County Coroner’s Office has made it official: Pimp C died from drinking sizzurp, in combination with a condition known as sleep apnea.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Influential Southern rapper Pimp C died of an accidental overdose of a combination of drugs he had named in his lyrics — codeine and promethazine, the county coroner’s office ruled Monday.

The drugs are key ingredients in “syrup,” a narcotic of choice in Southern rap circles that was most famously celebrated by Three 6 Mafia and Pimp C’s group Underground Kingz in the 2000 single “Sippin’ on some Syrup.”

The coroner’s office said Pimp C had sleep apnea, which causes people to stop breathing for up to 30 seconds at a time while sleeping. That illness combined with large amounts of prescription-strength cough syrup is what killed the rapper, coroner’s Capt. Ed Winter said. (Source)

A damn shame.

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Inga Fung Pushed Back Again

4 02 2008

Here’s a shocker. Foxy Brown’s album Rikers’ Don Diva or whatever it’s called is being pushed back yet again.

The Brooklyn bred MC will now see the release of her LP, Brooklyn’s Don Diva, re-scheduled for the second time. The album, which had been pushed back to a February 5th release date, now won’t be released until this spring. Chaz Williams, Foxy’s manager, told SOHH the decision was made so the rapper would not have to forgo promotion of the album and enjoy a proper release.

“The album release date has been changed at the direction of Foxy and Black Hand Management,” Williams said. “Foxy will be out in April and we wanted her to be able to participate in the promotion of this album.”

“This also gives us the opportunity to get out the proper visuals and videos to support her records, as well as the opportunity to do live radio promo and tour in support album release,” he added. “This was a business decision we felt served our best interest as an independent record company.” (Source)

Damn, no tentative date, just “this spring”? We couldn’t even get a hint bigger than that one? This is almost as bad as when my dude Soulman asked Mya when her album was coming out and she was like “Uhhh. 2007. Or some year starting with ‘2′.”

If Foxy participating in the promotion of the album has anything to do with her throwing phones at Koreans, spitting on people and/or wearing blue eyeshadow, it might be better for them to go ahead and release this mess without her help.

Do they really think she’s going to be out for long? With her track record she’ll go back in August for eating a baby.

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Soulja Boy In 5 Years = Coolio As A Fish Now

31 01 2008

I don’t need Sylvia Browne & Montel Williams to predict Soulja Boy’s future — Coolio is the living legend who already serves as the template LOL. Jibbs, Mims, Arab, Pop It Off Boyz, Jason Fox, Shawty Lo…invest that money right or you’ll be on an Internet TV channel looking like a Chuck E. Cheese character very, very soon.

Seriously, you know what? Where are his friends? It ain’t even Red Lobster paying him to look like that!

*Warms up some butter and garlic sauce*

If you can’t beat ‘em, eat ‘em!

Spotted at XXL

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I Guess Johnny Wasn’t Having That ONE BIT

16 01 2008


FAAAAAAAAAAAAKE!

Great day in the mawning, Eddie and Tracey have broken up!!!

Just two weeks after their wedding, Eddie Murphy and Tracey Edmonds have split, according to People.

The couple tied the knot on New Year’s Day on a private island near Bora Bora in French Polynesia.

They began dating fall 2006 and were engaged in July.

However, the wedding ceremony was a spiritual ceremony and the couple planned on having a legally binding ceremony upon returning to the U.S. However, since that ceremony never took place the couple was never official married to begin with.

Murphy, 46, has five children from his previous marriage to Nicole Mitchell Murphy, who filed for divorce in 2005. He also has a daughter with Spice Girl and “Dancing With the Stars” alum Mel B.

Edmonds, a 40-year-old movie producer, has two sons from her 12-year marriage to R&B singer Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds. As head of Edmonds Entertainment, she has produced the film and television series “Soul Food.”

Murphy’s film credits include “Dreamgirls,” “The Nutty Professor,” “Shrek” and “The Beverly Hills Cop” franchise. (source)

THIS nigga right cheah…..LAWD. I do declare, if Eddie don’t quit playing with these black women’s emotions, he’s gonna end up with a Mama Tina root box, Juanita Bynum word curse, Angela Bassett “Car on Fire” “Waiting to Exhale” style, tired slashed and car keyed Tamela Jones style from “Friday After Next,” and Johnny Gill giving him the herpes or something. He messing with EVERY ones emotions.

This is a mess. I won’t even go into how they weren’t married in the first place — “Brandy” style with that “spiritual union” mess. Tracey woke the f!*k up and was like, “HELL NAW I DON’T WANT TO BE A BEARD! CALGON TAKE ME AWAY!!!!”

I’m glad. I can love you better than he can Tracey. Johnny’s brain game must be proper! LOL let me quit. Erin, I can’t get that Vesta video out of my head ROFL!

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El Presidente Camel Will Step Down From Def Jam

24 12 2007

Well, we all knew this was coming. I guess he got tired of those LL Cool J death threats.

Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter will step down as Def Jam Records president when his contract expires this year, he and Universal Music Group announced today (Dec. 24). The rapper will continue to record for Roc-A-Fella, the label he co-founded in 1996, which is part of the Universal-distributed Island Def Jam Music Group.

In a statement announcing his departure, Jay-Z acknowledged the artists and executives he had worked with during his three years as label president, including IDJ chairman/CEO Antonio “L.A.” Reid.

He added, “It’s time for me to take on new challenges [Managing Beyonce’? Hmmm…]. I am pleased to have had the opportunity to build upon the Def Jam legacy, helping to move the company into a new era of artistic success.”

Reid stated, “Jay made it clear to us that he feels the time has come to take on different challenges in his life. While we regret his decision to move on, we certainly respect it … While he will continue to be one of our signature artists, he will nonetheless be missed in this executive capacity.” (source)

Well color me beige and give me 2-3 humps!

I bet you Redman, Ghostface, LL Cool J, Ne-Yo, Chrisette Michelle, Megan Rochelle, and all the other under-promoted artists are having a big ole party right now, on Def Jam’s dime at that. Coke and Rum for everyone, and I ain’t talking about the drink. Only person sad is Rihanna — she done lost her sugar daddy.

I think that whenever you have someone who is still intimately involved with the performance aspect of the industry, yet is attempting to manage and execute goals on a corporate level, there is going to be a major conflict of interest.

One just has to look at Jay’s recent album. There were plenty of other artists who had release dates before Jay decided to release American Gangster. All of a sudden, he wants to release an album. Because he IS Jay-Z, he’s obviously going to eclipse everyone else. He’s always going to be a priority artist.

So as a result of his decision as the President of the label to release his album, and spend money on himself essentially — other artist aren’t promoted or given equal time because Jay-Z is using up all the resources for himself. He’s priority — because of his history in the industry, but ALSO, because he’s given himself priority because he’s the PRESIDENT.

That’s my .02.

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AT & T’s Top 10 Ringtones of the Year

21 12 2007

If you pay for ringtones, you are really an idiot. Sorry! You can make them joints for free ya’ll! Legally! Most phones play mp3’s. Shame on you for supporting ”Pop, Lock & Drop It”!

AT&T on Thursday announced its top 10 most downloaded ringtones of 2007:

1.  Shop Boyz - “Party Like a Rockstar”
2. Mims - “This Is Why I’m Hot”
3. Soulja Boy - “Crank That (Soulja Boy)”
4. Nickelback - “Rockstar”
5. Akon - “Don’t Matter”
6.  T-Pain - “Buy You A Drank (Shawty Snappin)”
7. Hurricane Chris -”A Bay Bay”
8. Sean Kingston - “Beautiful Girls”
9. Huey - “Pop, Lock & Drop It”
10. Fergie - “Big Girls Don’t Cry”

I don’t know what’s worse — ALL the songs on this list, or the fact that Grammy-nominated artist (gag) Soulja Boy was beat by a Mims (what is a mims?!). If I was T-Pain, I’d be offended. LOL @ Nickelback being thrown in for good measure. Two songs with “Rockstar” in the title? See, no one wants to be a DOCTOR or LAWYER anymore.

I make my ringtones all year long, and MY top ringtone of 2007 was “I Meant You No Harm/Jimmy’s Rap” by Eddie Murphy from the Dreamgirls soundtrack. NOT the sad part — the following part (sing it with me if you know it!):

“Jimmy want a rib
Jimmy want a steak
Jimmy want a piece of yo’ chocolate cake!

Jimmy got soul
Jimmy got soul
Jimmy got, Jimmy got
Jimmy got souuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuul!”

I stop TRAFFIC with that joint right thurr!

What was your top ringtone of 2007?

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Foxy Brown “Needs Clinical Help”. No Shit!

10 12 2007

A close friend of Foxy Brown’s is speaking out to say he believes the rapper needs clinical help for her struggle with anger management. Got any other brain busters for us? Maybe Amy Winehouse needs to go to rehab and Omarion needs a new hairstylist.

“If they release her today, she’ll be back in a week,” Geoffrey Davis, a friend of Foxy’s, told the news outlet. Davis has visited the rapper at Rikers several times since she was locked up for violating her probation.

According to Davis, who is also an activist who runs a nonprofit, anti-violence organization in Brooklyn, Foxy can’t change alone. He thinks the rapper needs professional help.

“I love her, and I have her best interests at heart, but I think she needs clinical help with anger management,” he said. (Source)

Well, I don’t know how trustworthy this person is (Foxy has friends?) but I will say this, I’m happy someone who ISN’T just trying to beef with her or whatever is putting it out there that, yes, this girl is touched. I’m sure Foxy surrounds herself with yes people so even if her head turned in a circle like Linda Blair, they’d be saying she was OK.

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Oooh, I’m Calling Auntie Dionne!

30 11 2007

“And i dont need a scale for the work / I can eyeball purp, i am not you jerk” - Gorilla Zoe, “Hood Figga”

Hmm, me thinks Ms. Bobbay Kristina (pun intended) has been hitting that sticky icky. Cause kids think/thought it was cool to take a picture WITH a cigarette in their mouth; where I’m from, blowing smoke means you get “high, high, high, highhhhhhhhh.” And it ain’t off a memory, that is NOT Freda Payne!

This picture hit the net amongst much flurry and disdain. It appears the child of Bobby Brown & Whitney Houston is smoking…something…with a friend. This child is 14. They are laying on a hardwood floor.

I think we need to call Auntie Dionne Warwick and see if she SAW this coming back in the day. Or actually, Stevie Wonder saw this last week and hit me up via Braille IM. Children from dysfunctional homes…

Or, it was just peer pressure? Right.

I love me some Whit-Whit. She needs to go get me a switch so I whoop that Spirit of Bobbay outta this child! In the name of Sweet Minty Jesus!

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Well, I Guess Apples Was Misinformed…Cause Clef’s Called Lauryn Out!

27 11 2007

 

Wyclef did an interview at Allhiphop and straight up called Lauryn Hill “bi-polar”! Blast! Straight up blast!

Of course Clef has a new album coming out and he’s also decided that T.I. should be a co-signer on his joint. Hmm, I’m sure now he’s a little like, “oh snap Clifford, why you do me like that!” LOL. 

I’mma post the majority of the interview under the cut. Check it out.

AllHipHop.com: Ok so as you have brought up the Fugees. What is the current state of your relationship with Lauryn Hill? Will the Fugees ever make another album?

Wyclef: Right now? No. At this point I really think Lauryn needs psychiatric help. Once she gets better I think that would definitely be a possibility but until she gets help and admits she has a problem, no one can help her. At this point I really think it will take an act of God to change her.

AllHipHop.com: When did you last speak to Lauryn?

Wyclef: I haven’t spoke to her in like what? I think it’s been two years now.

More under the cut.
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Tour Manager Quits Winehouse’s Tour Over Contact Highs

16 11 2007

 

Amy Wineboxes’ tour manager has quit because he was getting a heroin high.

Well, that’s like working at McDonald’s and NOT expecting to gain 20 lbs in a month. Dummy!

Troubled Amy Winehouse has been dealt another blow today after her tour manager quit amid drugs accusations.

Thom Stone walked out on the singer just a day after she had a meltdown during a gig in Birmingham, swearing at fans and falling over on stage.

Mr. Stone confirmed he had quit after it was said that he found working with Winehouse and her husband, Blake Fielder-Civil who is currently behind bars, was harming his health.

The last straw was when Amy, 24, and Blake were arrested with cannabis in Norway last month.

The Sun reported today that doctors found heroin in Mr. Stone’s system after he inhaled it passively on Amy’s tour bus.

The tour manager is said to have produced a doctor’s note which revealed traces of the class A drug in his blood.

“He insisted to the management team that the only way that could have happened would have been through inhaling it from Blake and Amy. Thom just had it up to here. It was a nightmare job,” the paper reported. (source)

Her show in Birmingham was a hot tail mess, her husband is in jail…I mean, really, can’t someone just lock this chick up in a padded room and let her scream and detox for a couple of weeks?

I think it’s atrocious that she’s touring, and even MORE atrocious that some dummy paid money to see her live, knowing good and well that she’d be higher than a 747.

I love her voice, but I can only take the crackheads in my family please. At least they STEAL my money. What da hell I look like GIVING it to Amy? Girl, stop!


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Footage from a recent show

Yo, this chick is high out of her mind! Tugging on the shirt? Wiping the nose? Lack of coherency?! I mean, I’m no MD, but I got a PhD in Hoodology, and she might as well be outside Crenshaw Liquor begging for change and money for a cheeseburger.

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