Beyoncé – 7/11 (Music Video)

November 23rd, 2014


A Complete List of the Women Who Have Accused Bill Cosby of Sexual Assault

November 23rd, 2014


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The following women have alleged as a matter of public record that Bill Cosby sexually assaulted or raped them. They are listed in the order their allegations became public.

1. Lachele Covington. Covington, an actress who was 20 at the time, filed a police report alleging that Cosby pushed her hand toward his penis after inviting her to his New York home on Jan. 25, 2000 to give her career advice. The New York Post reported that authorities “decided no crime had been committed because until the very moment Covington pulled her hand away, all actions had been consensual.” A Cosby spokesperson called the story “not true.”

2. Andrea Constand. Constand told Ontario police in January 2005 that a year prior, when she was 31, she had visited Cosby at his home in Pennsylvania seeking career advice. (Constand, an Ontario native, worked at the time for Temple University, Cosby’s alma mater.) Constand alleges he gave her “herbal” pills for anxiety, then “touched her breasts and vaginal area, rubbed his penis against her hand, and digitally penetrated” her. The Pennsylvania prosecutor who looked into the case has said that while he didn’t bring charges because the available evidence was not sufficient, he found Constand “credible” and found Cosby “evasive.” After prosecutors declined to charge him, Constand filed a civil suit against Cosby for $150 million; her suit cited, anonymously, 13 other women who alleged that he had sexually assaulted them. (Some of those women, referred to as “Jane Does” in legal language, have since identified themselves publicly and are mentioned below. The identities of Jane Doe witnesses are disclosed to defendants so their testimony can be fairly researched and challenged, but they are not ID’d by name in court or in public records.) Cosby’s attorney called Constand’s claims “utterly preposterous.” The suit was settled for an undisclosed amount in 2006.

3. Tamara Green. In February of 2005, Green, a retired trial attorney, appeared on The Today Show and told Matt Lauer that Cosby had drugged and assaulted her in the ’70s. Green was working as a model and met Cosby through mutual friends, she says, and he once offered her what he told her was cold medicine when she was ill. When she began to feel incapacitated, she alleges, he offered to take her home, where he began groping and undressing her; when she struggled, he left, leaving behind two $100 bills on her table. Cosby’s attorney issued the following response (which referenced Green’s maiden name, Lucier): “Miss Green’s allegations are absolutely false. Mr. Cosby does not know the name Tamara Green or Tamara Lucier, and the incident she describes did not happen.” Green was one of the Jane Does cited in Constand’s lawsuit.

4. Beth Ferrier. In June 2005, Ferrier, 46 at the time, told the Philadelphia Daily News that Cosby drugged her coffee when she visited him before a performance in Denver when she was 25. Ferrier, who worked as a model, had been in a consensual relationship with Cosby that ended before the alleged assault; she met him through mutual acquantainces and had believed he would help her with her career. Ferrier was also a Jane Doe.

5. Barbara Bowman. In 2006, Bowman publicly identified herself as one of Constand’s Jane Does via an article in Philadelphia Magazine, though she didn’t discuss details of her accusation at the time. In October of this year—after comedian Hannibal Buress called Cosby a rapist during a performance—Bowman, now 47 and an artist, spoke about her experience to the Daily Mail. When she was 17 and pursuing a career as a model and actress, she says, she met Cosby, who she says pursued a mentor-mentee relationship with her and drugged and assaulted her multiple times. (While the Daily Mail can be unreliable, Bowman later vouched for its version of her account in a Washington Post piece.) Bowman’s account mentions that during their first encounter he asked her to wet her hair and pretend to be drunk while he stroked her, an incident similar to those recounted by other accusers.

6. Joan Tarshis. On Nov. 16 of this year Joan Tarshis, a 64-year-old music industry publicist and journalist, told Hollywood Elsewhere that Cosby raped her twice in 1969 when she was 19 years old and pursuing a career as a writer in L.A. Tarshis says Cosby first assaulted her after he invited her to work on material with him in his bungalow and made her a drink that caused her to lose consciousness.

7. Linda Joy Traitz. Now 63, Traitz wrote on Facebook on Nov. 17 that Cosby assaulted her when she was 19 and working as a waitress at a restaurant that he partially owned. Traitz alleges that Cosby offered her a ride home from the restaurant but instead drove her to a beach and tried to force her to take pills to help her “relax.” Traitz told CNN he then groped her chest, pushed her down, and tried to lie on top of her. Traitz has a criminal record that includes imprisonment on a drug trafficking conviction; in a response to her allegations, Marty Singer, an attorney representing Cosby, cited her troubled past and said she lacks credibility.

8. Janice Dickinson. On Nov. 18, model and reality TV personality Janice Dickinson, now 59, told Entertainment Tonight that Cosby sexually assaulted her in 1982. At a dinner in Lake Tahoe at which they were to discuss her career, she says, she asked him for a pill for period cramps, and that “the last thing I remember was Bill Cosby in a patchwork robe, dropping his robe and getting on top of me. And I remember a lot of pain.” Singer, Cosby’s attorney, called Dickinson’s story “a fabricated lie.” Dickinson says Cosby’s attorneys kept her from including a description of the alleged assault in a 2002 book, but Singer says she never wrote such a description and was never contacted by Cosby representatives.

9. Therese Serignese. The Huffington Post printed allegations made against Cosby by Serignese, a 57-year-old nurse in Boca Raton, Florida, on Nov. 20. She says she encountered Cosby in 1976 when she was 19 years old; he was headlining a show at the Las Vegas Hilton, she alleges, and approached her in the hotel gift shop. Backstage in the green room, he allegedly gave her drugs, and when she came to he was having sex with her in a bathroom, she says. Serignese subsequently stayed in contact with Cosby and accepted money from him—which he had promised to give her if she pursued an education and received good grades. She told the HuffPo that at one point in their relationship (it’s not clear when) he asked her to wet her hair and pretend to be an actress.

10. Carla Ferrigno. Carla Ferrigno, an actress and the wife of Incredible Hulk star Lou Ferrigno, told Rumorfix on Nov. 20 that in 1967 Cosby grabbed her and forcefully kissed her at a party while his wife was in another room.

11. Louisa Moritz. Moritz, a 68-year-old lawyer and onetime actress who appeared in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, told TMZ in a story published Nov. 20 that in 1971, Cosby forced her to perform oral sex on him in the greenroom of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Singer responded by saying allegations against Cosby have “reached a point of absurdity” and alleging that Moritz has been the subject of professional sanctions: “Mortiz is a lawyer who was disciplined by the California State Bar and ordered not to practice. We pulled the documents — she can’t practice because she didn’t report certain quarterly reports.”

12. Renita Chaney Hill. Hill, now 47, says she met Cosby when she was 15 and he was filming an educational TV segment in Pittsburgh. Hill says they stayed in touch for four years—that Cosby flew her to meet with him in various cities and kept in touch with her parents, asking them about her grades in school. On Nov. 20 a Pittsburgh CBS affiliate broadcast an interview with Hill in which she said she believes Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her on more than one occasion during their relationship.

13. Angela Leslie. On Nov. 21, the New York Daily News reported that a 52-year-old former model-actress named Angela Leslie says that Cosby sexually assaulted her in Las Vegas in 1992. Leslie alleges Cosby fixed her a drink, asked her to wet her hair and pretend to be intoxicated, and masturbated using her hand while she was “in shock.”

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VH1 Reveals New And Returning Cast Members Of ‘Love & Hip Hop: New York’

November 18th, 2014


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All is fair in love and hip-hop. Mona Scott-Young and VH1 return to concrete young, and where it all began for another drama-filled season of Love & Hip-Hop: New York. Fan favorites, Erica Mena, Yandy Smith, and Rich Dollaz are joined by new members Cisco Rosa, Diamond Strawberry, and more to reveal their balance of love and career in the Big Apple.

“Last season on Love & Hip Hop: New York, the cast looked forward to new beginnings and had left many issues unresolved. This season, issues and relationships resurface,” says VH1 in a press release. This season, the “cast is holding nothing back.”

Meet the new cast members of Love & Hip Hop: New York:
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Chink Santana- is a talented music producer who has worked with artists such as Ashanti and Keyshia Cole. His girlfriend Chrissy Crastanda would like to solidify their relationship, but Chink’s commitment to his family and work may prevent them from moving forward.
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Chrissy Crastanda- is a NYC socialite and owner of a modeling agency. She is ready to start a family with her boyfriend Chink but his other commitments and delayed divorce are putting her wishes on hold.
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Cisco Rosado- is a well-known producer who has worked with Tank, Jim Jones and Uncle Murder. His “don’t ask, don’t tell” relationship with his girlfriend Diamond Strawberry takes a turn for the worst when she decides to move to NY to be closer to him and later finds out he has been dishonest.
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Diamond Strawberry- daughter of New York Mets outfielder Daryl Strawberry, Diamond has moved to NY from L.A. to start her career as a model and build her relationship with her boyfriend Cisco but her decision backfires when she finds out her boyfriend has betrayed her.
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Precious Paris- formerly signed to 50 cent’s label G-UNIT, recently signed a management deal with Dollaz Unlimited. But when another artist is added to her manager’s roster, she is disappointed to find out that she may be sharing her spotlight.

Returning fan favorites include:

Yandy Smith has her family back- Mendeecees is home and ready to rebuild his life. The couple is expecting a daughter and are raising their son together but with his pending trial looming over their heads, will it jeopardize their happily ever after?

Peter Gunz continues to struggle managing his love triangle with his wife Amina and his longtime girlfriend Tara. Now, Amina and Tara are turning the tables on Peter and secrets that were still in the dark will be brought to light.

Erica Mena has recently gotten engaged and has begun to make her way as an entrepreneur but will she be able to keep it together if her ex-girlfriend Cyn Santana teams up with her ex-lover Rich Dollaz?

Rich Dollaz is infamous for blurring the lines of business and pleasure, and now he has found his way in between two new female artists. Will he be able to overcome his temptation, stick to business and make them stars?

Are you ready for a new season of Love & Hip-Hop? Love & Hip Hop: New York premieres Monday, December 15 at 8PM ET/PT.

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Nicki Minaj’s Credit Score Went Down Because Of Mugshot Being Made Public

November 18th, 2014


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These are the kind of horror stories that make you happy you’re not a celebrity! Last month, a website apparently leaked a 2003 police booking photo from when Nicki was arrested for shoplifting in NYC. (Who knew?!) Unfortunately they left her social security number on the document, and it has since caused TONS of inquiries into her financial records, thus causing her credit score to go down by at least 100 points. Her camp was eventually notified by the credit companies after noticing the abnormal behavior.

Since Nicki’s social security number was made public on the booking information sheet, and that was leaked to the media this week, it’s out there now,” a source said. “Nicki might have to get a new social security number. It’s caused her a lot of stress.”

I would definitely get a new number if I was her!

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Bow Wow Showers Erica Mena With Love (And Money) On Her Birthday

November 9th, 2014


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Hate it or love it, this Bow Wow and Erica Mena thing seems to really be happening.

For the Love & Hip-Hop stars 27th birthday, the TV host/actor/rapper pulled out all the stops. Throwing his fiancee Mena a masquerade black tie party, Bow Wow also broke bank with lavish gifts, including a Rolls Royce, an Audemar Piguet watch, a Rolex and diamond jewelry. The couple chronicled their night on Instagram, where they shared photos and videos of the night’s festivities.

Mena also posted a message of gratitude to Bow Wow for the celebration:

I never dreamed that I would find someone who challenged me to see the world in the way that you do. A man who makes me laugh and love with abandon, a man who even after 8 years friendship, You are the only one who gives me butterflies when you walk through the door. I didn’t believe that I could find a man who would remind me every single day to dream bigger, to work harder, to open my heart to the possibilities of this beautiful life. You are My [heart] I Love You

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These Are The 35 Richest Black Actors in the World

November 8th, 2014


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Acting is a business that has proven to be profitable for quite a few actors and actresses, some of them black. One thing to notice about this list is that Tyler Perry is at the top of it, but he’s probably been famous for the shortest amount of time. For example, if you compare him with Morgan Freeman and Denzel Washington, there really is no comparison.

Also, if you were to lay out a list of the wealthiest people in Hollywood, these numbers might be dwarfed by those who either make their own films or run their own businesses. For example, Byron Allen isn’t nearly as well known as anyone on this list, but he’s earned several hundred million dollars by making his own television shows and distributing them nation-wide.
Check out the list and ask yourself: Where does this money come from, and who ends up getting paid the most?

The 35 Richest Black Actors in the World:
#1: Tyler Perry Net Worth – $400 Million
#2: Bill Cosby Net Worth – $350 Million
#3: Will Smith Net Worth – $200 Million
#4: Samuel L. Jackson Net Worth – $170 Million
#5: Morgan Freeman Net Worth – $150 Million
#6: Denzel Washington Net Worth – $140 Million
#7: Ice Cube Net Worth – $140 Million
#8: Martin Lawrence Net Worth – $110 Million
#9: LL Cool J Net Worth – $100 Million
#10: Jamie Foxx Net Worth – $85 Million
#11: Eddie Murphy Net Worth – $85 Million
#12: Chris Rock Net Worth – $70 Million
#13: James Earl Jones Net Worth – $45 Million
#14: Ice T Net Worth – $40 Million
#15: Forest Whitaker Net Worth – $40 Million
#16: Danny Glover Net Worth – $40 Million
#17: Don Cheadle Net Worth – $35 Million
#18: Sidney Poitier Net Worth – $25 Million
#19: Eriq La Salle Net Worth – $25 Million
#20: Dennis Haysbert Net Worth – $22 Million
#21: Laurence Fishburne Net Worth – $20 Million
#22: Terrence Howard Net Worth – $20 Million
#23: Michael Clarke Duncan Net Worth – $18 Million
#24: Ving Rhames Net Worth – $16 Million
#25: Cuba Gooding Jr Net Worth – $15 Million
#26: Idris Elba Net Worth – $12 Million
#27: Djimon Hounsou Net Worth – $10 Million
#27: Charles S. Dutton Net Worth – $9 Million
#29: Blair Underwood Net Worth – $8 Million
#30: Billy Dee Williams Net Worth – $7.5 Million
#31: LeVar Burton Net Worth – $6 Million
#32: Robert Guillaume Net Worth – $5 Million
#33: Larenz Tate Net Worth – $4.5 Million
#34: Dule Hill Net Worth – $3.5 Million
#35: Michael Ealy Net Worth – $3 Million
Bonus: Chris Tucker Net Worth – negative $11.5 Million
Bonus: Wesley Snipes – $10 Million

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Kim Kardashian’s Mom Kris Jenner Joined the Club

November 5th, 2014


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Rick Ross feat. K. Michelle – If They Knew (audio)

October 31st, 2014


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French Montana braved the Wendy Williams Show hot seat (video)

October 31st, 2014


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KEYSHIA COLE & K. MICHELLE GOING ON TOUR TOGETHER

October 17th, 2014


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It looks like K. Michelle and Keyshia Cole are hitting the road together for the first time. The R&B divas are planning to do a joint tour beginning in January, K. Michelle revealed via her Twitter account…

“Happy Birthday to the beautiful @keyshiacole. Can’t wait to hit the road with u in Jan and give the ladies a REAL experience! Enjoy your day,” the “V.S.O.P.”
No official dates have been announced but these ladies are prepared to perform all their hits including those off their new projects.

Keyshia recently dropped her sixth studio album Point Of No Return, while K. Michelle just announced a new VH1 reality show titled “K. Michelle: My Life” and is prepping her sophomore project due out soon…take a sneak peek…

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Erykah Badu Sings For Money In Times Square (video)

October 16th, 2014


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Wiz Khalifa & Future Diss Their Exes In P*ssy Overrated (audio)

October 16th, 2014


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Wiz Khalifa and Future are in the midst of tumultuous breakups from Amber Rose and Ciara respectively and naturally that means that the two rappers just had to team up for a track. Get this, it’s called “P*ssy Overrated,” which I guess is self-explanatory.

Wiz raps:

“Ain’t one of them n*ggas, late night, stay on the phone witcha, I just wanna smoke the strong witcha, but you’re always trippin’”

And Future raps (or something like that):

“I knew you weren’t gon’ take it, after you stripped naked. You’re supposed to c*ck me like a star, girl you know you’re fakin’. Your p*ssy overrated.”

And all I can think is…tell ‘em why you’re mad! Sheesh! They should have had Drake on this track. So emotional!

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Meet the Lil’ Ice Cream Dude, a 10-Year-Old Entrepreneur (video)

October 16th, 2014


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Ashanti – Early In The Morning ft. French Montana (Video)

October 15th, 2014


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BET HIP HOP AWARDS – Remy Ma and Papoose Rip the cypher (video)

October 15th, 2014


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Remy Ma and Papoose killed it!!!! – Watch the video here

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T-Pain Admits Struggles With Depression, Alcoholism & Crying Spells

October 14th, 2014


T-PAIN-jemblog-dot-comThis week Vibe Magazine released an article about the high’s and low’s T-Pain has faced in his career. It seems that although T-Pain went through some very difficult times, he’s been able to turn his life around for the better in recent years.

The 29-year old musician reports that he struggled with depression, anger, and alcoholism when he was receiving heavy criticism for his auto-tuned music style that he is famous for. In the interview, he said:
“Around the time when people were hating on me about Auto-Tune, I was drinking as much as I could to get away from my problems, crying to myself. I’ve almost lost fingers from punching glass and pictures. I turned into a raging alcoholic. If I could talk to myself then, I would say, “Stop trying to get approval from these wack niggas that’s only gonna take your style.”

It appears T-Pain has had some real struggles throughout his career, but he’s been able to come through and work on creating a more positive life for himself. He realizes that at times he hadn’t been the most supportive husband or father to his children. But, it sounds at though he has grown up a lot and is trying to become a better family man.

“I could have been around my kids more.” T-Pain told Vibe. “I was young, so I felt like I wasn’t ready to sit down and be a dad. My wife and daughter were living in Tallahassee, and I wanted to go out to the club and do all that extra shit. My wife would be like, “Can we come see you?” And I would be like, “Well, not this weekend because I’m going to the club.”

T-Pain says that Diddy was the one who really helped encourage him and turn his life around when he was being criticized for his music. “He told me, ‘Imagine if you pushed yourself a little further out of your comfort zone. You ain’t tried it yet. That means you’re scared of yourself.’ That changed me.”

We always like hearing stories of troubled celebs being able to work through their difficult times and learn from past mistakes. We only hope that T-Pain can continue on this more positive path and we can’t wait to hear more from him!

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About The ‘Hollywood Divas’ TV Show

October 12th, 2014


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Guess what beauties, looks like there’s a new reality show for us to get addicted to. “Hollywood Divas” premieres on October 8th and follows actresses Elise Neal (“The D.L. Hughley Show”), Golden Brooks (‘Girlfriends’), Paula Jai Parker (“Booty Call”), Countess Vaughn (“Moesha”) and Lisa Wu (“Real Housewives Of Atlanta” season one) giving us a glimpse into their personal lives as they navigate through LA and the unpredictable ways of the entertainment industry.

These divas will serve the colorful glamour, snappy one-liners, and the primetime drama that is missing from my Wednesday nights. We’re pretty geeked to see how each diva’s story lines unfold (for obvious reasons) but let’s take a look at a few trivial facts that you might not know about the “Hollywood Divas.”

1. A Todd Tucker Production:This might be a secret to only a few of you, since all of the blogs have been buzzing about this since last spring. For all those haters that thought Kandi’s husband, Todd didn’t have a job (or maybe that was just Mama Joyce)–our new addiction will be all Todd’s fault. Todd has been hard at work on this new show for months, even spending time away from Kandi at the start of their marriage. Maybe this will silence the tension between Mama Joyce and Todd?

2. Countess Vaughn, the singer:I remember singing along to “The Parkers” theme song every week. But did you know that Countess not only starred in the hit sitcom but also sang the theme song? Five points to anyone who can name the title of her album that was released in 1992!

3. Big personalities, small packages: Any woman in Hollywood will tell you that television puts 10 pounds on you. But with camera angles and stiletto Prada heels, it’s hard to believe that all of these ladies are under 5’7.”

4. Elise and Paula together again: Elise Neal and Paula Jai Parker both starred in the critically acclaimed film, “Hustle & Flow” as the wives (or otherwise) of two of the main characters.

5. Dancing with the Stars: Elise Neal originally hoped for a career as a dancer and spent one year studying in Philadelphia after high school. After relocating to Manhattan, she made her Broadway debut in the all-black revival of the Gershwin musical “Oh, Kay!”

Bobby Shmurda Performs Hot Boy on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (video)

October 11th, 2014


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How Tiarra Monet Became a Six Figure YouTube Sensation

October 7th, 2014


youtube-sensation-jemblog-dot-comTiarra Monet is only 24 years old but she already makes six figures and owns her own business. She is a Youtube sensation thanks to her beauty advice. Recently she did an interview with Essence and told all about how she became so successful and what started it all.

When Monet was young her mother was a hairstylist. She loved all things beauty and hair because she grew up with it. She loved fashion as well and so she interned at different places that dealt with all three of her passions such as Seventeen Magazine. She said that when work was hard to find she ended up going into a 9-5 accounting job but it was not what she loved to do. She brought her hairstyling and beauty tools to work with her and then after work would run all over New York City styling clients so that she wouldn’t have to go back home where she shared a room with her younger brother. She had learned about some marketing and decided to put that knowledge to use and created her Youtube channel.

The Youtube channel was slow to start off but once word spread it took off like wildfire. Monet would put up videos about beauty tutorials for black women and showed them how to style themselves like celebrities such as Kim Kardashian and Rihanna. These types of videos were the ones that generated the most views and helped spread the word. Once she started getting more views she started generating income. She partnered with different companies and advertisers which brought in even more. Money eventually ventured from NYC to Maryland where she studied cosmetology more and learned about new and different hairstyles which she incorporated into her videos.

The moment that she realized that she could actually turn this into a full-time career was when she responded to an ad about working with Michelle Phan, and extremely successful beauty consultant who is also a Youtube sensation. Money made sure that she did everything in her power to get her information to Phan and it paid off. Phan chose her just as she was launching a new campaign with L’Oreal make-up. Monet got to meet different people in the industry and learned about ways that she could kick her business up a notch.

Monet now owns her own wig company called Crowned by Monet which has been very successful. She has also recently partnered with Maybelline for a campaign they have been running.

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OutKast Brings Out Erykah Badu During Final #ATLast Concert (VIDEO)

September 29th, 2014


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