New Edition Fan Shoots Movie On The Group – “NE Heartbreak – The New Edition Story”

February 26th, 2015


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So, here you go…

What I know thus far:

– “NE Heartbreak The Movement” is creative team that comprises of New Edition fans, who hope to eventually produce a feature film that tells the groups story. To help raise awareness for the project, The Movement has put together what they’re calling a “sneak peek” trailer, asking that, if you’re as much of a New Edition fan as they are, you should help spread the word about the collective’s efforts to bring the R&B group’s story to the big screen.

– The film will be directed by Bobby Huntley, an independent filmmaker from Atlanta, and produced by Nikki Wade. The rest of the production team includes cinematographer Calisha Prince; lighting designer Mark Alston; post-production designer and sound editor, Brandon Cordy & hair professional Jameelah Crump. All of them are part of a team of New Edition fans who spent 6 weeks auditioning for the cast, and another 6-week period of rehearsals, to shoot the fan-made trailer embedded below, which they say was created with no budget.

All the above information was found on the project’s website, which you can access here. There you’ll find a bit more on the project, and those behind it.

You can also follow the project on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.

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Jodeci Returns With “Every Moment” Music Video

February 26th, 2015


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Jodeci paved the way for R&B acts like Usher, Dru Hill, Trey Songz, Chris Brown, and numerous others. Now, after a 20-year recording hiatus, the legendary group announces its return with a new music video, “Every Moment.”

Directed by Hype Williams, the video opens up with Devante Swing playing a baby grand piano at the of a mountain for the world to hear. They are literally taking their comeback to the highest level. The band appears together in all white showcasing their new sound, which stays true to their roots but still meshes well with the new wave.

“Every Moment” will appear on Jodeci’s upcoming album, The Past, The Present, The Future.

The Past, The Present, The Future tracklist

1. “Too Hot”
2. “Sho Out”
3. “Checkin for You”
4. “Those Things”
5. “Every Moment”
6. “Nobody Wins” feat. B.o.B
7. “Incredible”
8. “Jennifer”
9. “Body Parts”
10. “Stress Reliever”
11. “Sho Out” feat. Liana Banks
12. Nobody Wins

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Bobbi Kristina’s Beau Nick Gordon Comes For Bobby Brown On Twitter

February 25th, 2015


???????????????????????????Bobbi Kristina Brown’s longtime boyfriend Nick Gordon is not taking kindly to being barred from seeing his live-in lover since she was rushed to the hospital nearly a month ago. Bobbi Kristina was found facedown and unresponsive in a bathtub at her Roswell, Ga., home.

Gordon flew into a Twitter rage Monday as tensions escalated between him and Bobbi Kris’ father, Bobby Brown, US Weekly reports. Because of ongoing conflict between Gordon and the Browns, he was barred from seeing Bobbi Kristina even before he was recently named as a person of interest in the investigation into events leading up to her discovery on Jan. 31. Her repose bore an eerie similarity to that of her mother, Whitney Houston, who was found dead in a bathtub at the Beverly Hilton on Feb. 11, 2012.

US magazine reports:

The tweets came shortly after Bobby’s lawyer insinuated in a new statement that Gordon is withholding information that may be pertinent to the ongoing investigation into Bobbi Kristina’s hospitalization on Jan. 31.

“Due to Mr. Gordon’s failure to place in tangible form his understanding of the events that led to the hospitalization of Bobbi Kristina, there is no reason for any additional discussion with him,” Christopher Brown of Brown & Rosen LLC told Us Weekly on Sunday, Feb. 22. “It appears that Mr. Gordon did not want his understanding of the facts to be subject to the truthful examination of various experts or Bobby Brown himself.”

The statement goes on to say Gordon’s silence raises questions about how much he really wants to see Bobbi Kristina.The statement continued: “Mr. Gordon has every right to remain silent and not share his version of the events with Bobby Brown. We are only concerned with individuals that can help Bobbi Kristina and bring resolution to this investigation. Obviously Mr. Gordon is not as desperate to visit Bobbi Kristina as he wants the world to believe. At least not desperate enough to inform Bobby Brown, in writing, what happened to Bobbi Kristina.”
Gordon’s lawyer followed up with a statement of his own.

“Mr. Brown is not law enforcement. However, in response to requests from law enforcement, Mr. Gordon and others have made statements. All Mr. Gordon wants from Mr. Brown is permission to see Bobbi Kristina. And again, Mr. Gordon is willing to meet privately with Mr. Brown to discuss this.”
And then Gordon took it to the court of public opinion:
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Peter Gunz Leaves Amina Buddafly For Snitching? – When Does the Foolishness End?

February 23rd, 2015


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Why now? Amina told Tara about how many other women he was messing with while they were still together. “As far as I’m concerned, this is the ultimate betrayal. No reason for Amina to bring up the past now,” Peter stated–as if he had a valid point.

Amina wasn’t going to allow Peter to get indignant about having his past revealed to his momma. As his wife, she felt perfectly within her rights to pass the information along since there seem to be so many blurred lines in this blended family. The shade, though, came when Amina told Peter,”The bottom line is that you don’t do sh*t like that, and you don’t treat women like that.”

The thing that blows our minds is how upset Peter got about Tara knowing he cheated more than she knew. His behavior seems to imply that he’s still trying to have a romantic relationship with Tara when he has a wife at home. Then again, with the way Amina got him, she should probably expect this type of behavior.

The real question here is whether Amina will ever wise up and completely dump Peter. She’s been allowing him to embarrass her for two seasons–even after marrying her. Hasn’t she had enough of feeling like a jump-off?

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Iggy Azalea Shows of the Booty in a bikini – Not to Flattering

February 22nd, 2015


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Mo’Nique: I was ‘blackballed’ by Hollywood after Oscar win for not ‘playing the game’

February 19th, 2015


monique-wins-golden-globe-for-role-in-preciousMo’Nique won an Academy Award in 2010 — and has only made one film since.

According to the actress, Hollywood hasn’t come calling because she didn’t actively campaign for the Oscar she won for her supporting role in “Precious.”

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the movie star opened up about her post-Oscars career while discussing the 75th anniversary of Hattie McDaniel’s Oscar win for “Gone With the Wind” in 1940, making her the first African-American to win the award in Academy history.

Mo’Nique received criticism for refusing to take part in the usual Hollywood schmoozing that comes with being in contention during awards seasons.

“You want me to campaign for an award – and I say this with all the humility in the world – but you want me to campaign for an award that I didn’t ask for,” the star noted with disbelief.

Despite not campaigning for the award, Mo’Nique still won the Oscar for her “Precious” role. But when asked how it had changed her life, she said that it hadn’t at all, sadly mirroring McDaniels’ career trajectory.

“What I understood was that when I won that Oscar, things would change in all the ways you’re saying: it should come with more respect, more choices and more money,” Mo’Nique said.

“It should, and it normally does. Hattie said, ‘After I won that award, it was as if I had done something wrong.’ It was the same with me.”

The 47-year-old star said “Precious” director Lee Daniels recently told her she had been “blackballed” by the industry because she didn’t “play the game.”

Mo’Nique revealed that Daniels had offered her roles in his TV show “Empire” and movies “The Butler” and an upcoming Richard Pryor biopic, but then they were “taken off the table.”

“They all went away,” she added. “But that’s just part of the business, you know? I can’t be upset at anybody, ’cause life is too good. It’s just what it is.”

For his part, Daniels told THR that “Mo’Nique is a creative force to be reckoned with. Her demands through ‘Precious’ were not always in line with the campaign. This soured her relationship with the Hollywood community.”

“I consider her a friend,” he added. “However, the consensus among the creative teams and powers thus far were to go another way with these roles.”

But Mo’Nique isn’t waiting for Hollywood to come calling. She and her husband “went the independent route” with their film, “Blackbird.” After debuting at a film festival last year, the drama will be released in theaters April 24.

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Unretouched Beyoncé Photos from the Loreal Campaign Leak – Not So Flawless

February 19th, 2015


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The images definitely show the singer in a new light, but let’s not forget: While she might be one third of the royal family, she is human. This is all a part of the process and, despite all this, King Bey still looks amazing.

Plus, we don’t imagine she’ll be salty over these leaked photos. She’s expressed her distaste for Photoshop before—she was “outraged” when H&M attempted to retouch her photos back in May 2013.

UPDATE 2/18/2015: The Beyonce World, the site that posted the photos, has deleted the images following backlash from Bey’s Beehive.

“Due to the disdain of the BeyHive, we have removed the photos. We don’t want to cause any drama, nor do we wish to start fan wars. Some of the things we have seen posted were just horrible, and we don’t want any parts of it. We were just posting the photos to share the fact that our queen is naturally beautiful, at the same time she is just a regular woman.”
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Lil Wayne’s $51M Lawsuit Shows The Depth Of Betrayal By Cash Money

February 15th, 2015


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The $51 million lawsuit Lil Wayne has filed against Birdman and Cash Money Records has given fans a truthful insight into the inner workings of the music industry’s most successful independent rap companies.

YMCMB was always projected and marketed to be a “family” but if the 21-page lawsuit Mark H. Jaffe posted is true, this family is about as dysfunctional as it gets.

Birdman and Weezy referred to each other as Father and Son, but check out how deep the deception and betrayal goes as described in the charges brought up against Cash Money:

Lil Wayne’s Young Money Entertainment is technically not owned by Lil Wayne because his “Pa”, Birdman, owns 51% interest in the label while Weezy owns 49%.
Cash Money Records failed to provide Weezy and/or Young Money with accounting statements and payments of net profits for years.

Since early 2012, Cash Money has failed to provide monthly accounting statements and/or failed to pay Young Money its share of receipts with regard to Drake’s recordings, who is signed to Young Money.

Cash Money has failed to provide a single accounting in respect of the exploitation of the Drake recordings, despite Drake being one of the best selling recording artists in recent years.
Cash Money has failed to pay Young Money any royalties for recordings owned and commercially exploited by Young Money.

Cash Money failed to properly register the copyright in the Young Money Label recordings as jointly owned by Cash Money and Carter/Young Money LLC.

Cash Money would refuse to sign artists that Lil Wayne brought to join Young Money.

Cash Money failed to account to and pay third parties (i.e. producers, etc.) involved with recording artists signed to Young Money.

These are just a few of the ways Birdman was stealing from Young Money and Weezy. Birdman/Cash Money’s actions effectively jeapordized Young Money’s ability to conduct business and waste the assets of the Young Money Label while bleeding it dry of any profits.

For years, many artists, fans, and even other complanies looked up to Cash Money as the example of how to successfully and righteously run a record company where all the artists were happily taken care of.

Cash Money failed to deliver on the loyalty and love they often spoke of and blantantly stole profits from Drake, whom they could not deny was successful and only highlighted that Cash Money was stabbing Weezy in the back.

When the loyalty and love is gone, all that’s left is the money. And it looks like Cash Money is about to cash out to pay what they owe.

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February 12th, 2015


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Bobby Brown May Inherit Ex-Wife Whitney Houston’s Estate

February 12th, 2015


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An unfortunate incident led to the hospitalization of Bobby Kristina Brown last weekend. Bobbi Kristina inherited all of her mom,Whitney Houston’s net worth after the legendary singer’s death. It resulted in a disrupted relationship between her and other family members. She received 10 percent of the estate on her 21st birthday and was set to inherit all of it when she turned 30.The family feud over her mother’s inheritance and their resentment left her emotionally abandoned.

Now, after having been in the hospital for almost a week after being found unresponsive in the bathtub and reportedly suffering brain damage, her family has been told to prepare for the worst. The devastating news that she may not recover is a painful reality for her loved ones.

Amidst the tragedy, her family members instead of pondering about how they could have helped Bobby come out of her depression are playing the blame game. It is sad that media mogul Tyler Perry reportedly had to separate Nick Gordon and Bobby Kristina’s father from her bedside before a physical fight occurred.

Revelation of the fact that Bobbi Kristina and the man who she called her ‘husband,’ Nick Gordon, were not legally married could mean a fortune for her father, singer Bobby Brown. If the worst-case scenario happens and Bobbi Kristina does not survive, since she has no will, it could mean that her father is set to inherit an estimated $20 million dollar estate that was left to his daughter by Houston, as per Georgia law.

It is still unknown whether there is any other person named to inherit Houston’s wealth.

Houston divorced Brown in 2006. Brown had a negative relationship with the Houston family. The rift between them was on display when Brown was allegedly asked to leave the funeral service of Houston. It has also come to light that Brown’s relationship with Bobbi Kristina has declined over the years.

A family source revealed that the 21-year-old has suffered much more than anyone knows. The fights between her family, the divorce of her parents and finally the death of her beloved mother only increased her trauma. And with minimal family support, there was no one to help her out of depression.

Looking at the present situation, if the worst happens and Bobbi Kristina dies, a huge battle is likely to be fought over the vast estate to be inherited.

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Beyonce Walks Us Through Grammy Performance In BTS Footage

February 11th, 2015


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Beyonce, who took home four awards, used an all-male choir, and the decision was completely intentional. “I wanted to find real men that have lived, have struggled, cried and have a light and a spirit about them,” she said. “I felt like this is an opportunity to show the strength and vulnerability in black men.”

She also recounted when she first heard the song when her mother, Tina Knowles, played it for her. “[Mahalia Jackson] sang the song with her eyes closed. She was a vessel and it was like God was speaking using her body to speak and to heal.”

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Did the Grammys Just Blackball Iggy Azalea?

February 10th, 2015


Angel Haze Performs In LondonDid we go too far? Did she deserve this? Was it her fault? Somehow, I feel that me and people like me had a hand in all of this. Iggy Azalea was blackballed at last night’s GRAMMYs, and I’m pretty sure it wasn’t coincidental.

Okay, so not exactly blackballed in the true definition of the word. I don’t believe there was a massive, coordinated, conscious conspiracy against her, but you get it. If you watched last night, aside from a zoom in on her frizzy braid crown, the Aussie superstar, who had the breakout year in hip-hop and pop, received absolutely no love. And let’s be clear, there’s no debate that Iggy had a massive year. Regardless of your personal feelings about Iggy Azalea she was rap’s new star in 2014. Much like Macklemore the previous year, Iggy was everywhere. You couldn’t get away from her smash single “Fancy.” She was doing all the award shows, and everyone who doesn’t have a clue about hip-hop music was hailing her rap music’s newest and brightest (pun intended) best thing. All that success meant a lot of people were expecting her to cruise through this year’s GRAMMYs without batting an eye, picking up awards left and right, but it didn’t work out that way. Here’s why.

Hip-hop may have grabbed their pitchforks once Macklemore beat Kendrick, but before then people didn’t really have a major problem with him or his music. To some, it may have been corny, but there wasn’t much talk about the Seattle native being a fraud, or belittling hip-hop, until he cleaned up at the GRAMMYs. Why? I feel it was his authenticity. He was a multi-year veteran with underground and industry rap respect that also had pop appeal because of some great hook writing. He was America’s new safe white rapper and never really did anything to directly ruffle feathers. He was just himself, and you either hated who he was or you loved him. It really wasn’t until after the GRAMMYs that people started shouting their concerns that his white privilege was fueling the hype machine. Macklemore made some missteps, but on the whole intelligently stayed relatively quiet after the Kendrick text fiasco. The one thing he didn’t do is get defensive. He understood what was happening and respected what all came with the situation he was in. When the time was right, he gave a long and extensive interview about what all went down, and his understanding of his white privilege and place in hip-hop.

But apparently Iggy took no notes and had zero fucks to give in understanding how to handle her place in race and hip-hop, and she paid for it.

It seems like the end of 2014 was when everything came to a head. There was talk about Iggy’s authenticity, as well as her place in the middle of a very racially charged climate. It was not sitting well with people that she was being hailed as the front runner of modern rap in the eyes of mainstream media, but what was worse was her attitude. Azealia Banks was at the forefront of the opposition, and in her most sincere, heartfelt interview to date, she made some highly valid points about how black music seemed to be getting diluted by white artists performing black styles, with less and less homage being paid. Considering their already long and contentious history, when Banks decided to pick up the “Black Awareness” torch, I’m assuming it really looked more like the “Boycott Iggy Club” again to Azalea. This is where Iggy dropped the ball. She began shouting about reverse racism (a horrible decision and completely off the mark) and used this as an opportunity to throw shots at Banks, while conveniently disregarding the central issue. Her popularity and success in hip-hop is undeniably connected with her privilege as a white artist. Whether it was intentional or not didn’t really matter. What mattered was the reality of what we were dealing with and how Iggy would respond to it next.

Her attitude was just so arrogant and ignorant. Maybe it’s because she’s from another country so she’s not well-versed in dealing with America’s incredibly complex and deep racial history. It didn’t help that her mentor T.I. wasn’t necessarily sitting her down and explaining why the uproar was happening. No. Instead, they chose to take the “Y’all are just hating” route, and she decided that she was too good to have to respond or entertain any of it.

That continued to fuel the fire and infuriate people who were even semi-riding with Azalea. Couple that with a lack of compassion for not commenting on the Ferguson and Eric Garner issues, which she chose to approach in true Young Thug fashion, and the popularity of Iggy began to decline. In those moments, those crucial moments, her PR failed her, and this time people were watching. This time, the GRAMMYs were watching. This time they had their ear to the streets, after being called out on the Macklemore issue and the nominations Iggy received. So last night, when the GRAMMYs rolled around, they simply made a decision. “We’re not fucking with Iggy tonight.”

Iggy Azalea was the winner of zero awards during music’s most important night of the year. Granted, I think we were pretty aware the overseas Golden Child of the night was going to be Sam Smith, but I do believe that Iggy would have shined last night had it not been for the months leading up to the awards. Even though Macklemore was also controversial, he took home two GRAMMY awards and had his moment. They didn’t give Iggy those moments, even in her breakout year. No Best New Artist. No Album of the Year. No Record of the Year. Nothing. I thought at least “Fancy” would garner something, you can’t deny that it was a song you couldn’t escape in 2014. That should count for something, right? I guess not.

I’m thoroughly convinced that if her response(s) and the way she approached the controversy had been different, her GRAMMY fate would have also been different. The GRAMMYs didn’t want those problems this year. No sir. Not on the night when three of the world’s biggest black acts showed “Hands Up” awareness and closed the show out with a cut from Selma. Not after the Macklemore and Kendrick controversy of last year. Not when Kanye West was in the building. (You saw what he ALMOST did to Beck.) They did not want those problems, and Iggy paid for her ignorance and stubborness in touchy times. Iggy blackballed at the GRAMMYs? There’s got to be a joke somewhere in there, but I won’t make it.

Let’s just say that J. Cole didn’t have to worry about cracking any fake crooked smiles last night.

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10 Shocking Facts About the Slave Trade (video)

February 10th, 2015


This 11-year old college freshman is studying Quantum Physics

February 10th, 2015


Carson Huey-You-jemblog-dot-comIn this day and age, 11-year olds don’t usually go to college. But it’s those who break the rules that get the most recognition.

Carson Huey-You is amazing and brilliant. The young prodigy was accepted to Texas Christian University at the age of 10, where he chose to study the difficult field of Quantum Physics. In case you’ve never heard of Quantum Physics, it is defined as: The study of the behavior of matter and energy at the molecular, atomic, nuclear, and even smaller microscopic levels.

The young student speaks Mandarin Chinese fluently, and got 1770 on his SAT. He is also a very good piano player, among other things. He was so young that he wasn’t able to actually apply to the school online. It turns out that the software would not allow applicants to state that they were born in the year 2002.

The child is expected to be a college graduate by the age of 16, which would make him a year younger than the youngest graduate the school has ever had.

‘‘I’m taking calculus, physics, history and religion. Those are my four classes,’ Huey-You told CBS DFW.

This is not the first time that young Carson showed such promise. He was reading by the age of 1 and doing pre-algebra by the age of 5, according to his parents.

“He’s definitely very talented and also he’s very serious about his work and he really enjoys it. And that’s the best that a professor can hope for his students, right?’ Associate math professor Qao Zhang said to CBS DFW.

Carson says that his first week of college was “overwhelming, but exciting and fun.”

In the spirit of family learning and growth, Carson’s mother expects to join him on campus to get education of her own. Claretta Huey-You says that she herself is planning on going back to school to study nursing. Additionally, his brother is expected to finish high school by the age of 13.

This is what greatness looks like. Genetics are important in the quest to create outstanding children, but environment matters just as much or even more. In an environment where genius is nurtured and developed, children can go on to do great things. If the opposite is true, it may stifle the child’s development.

There is rarely any investment greater and more important than your children. The investment isn’t only financial, it’s also an investment of time and love. In fact, loving your child, spending time with them and constructing a vision for their future is like aiming an airplane that will soon operate on autopilot. If you program the targeting mechanism early in the process, it will continue flying in that direction long after you’ve left the situation. This is how children tend to operate.

Aim your children for the top, and that is what they will give you. You are the captain of their destiny.

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Girl Group EPIC Covers En Vogue’s “Hold On” (video)

February 4th, 2015


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T​he California-native quartet comprised of Monie, Yei, Stixx and Blue introduce a strong vocal performance with a relatable sound to an old school classic.Produced by Kevin “She’kspere” Briggs, best known for his work with Whitney Houston, Pink, Destiny’s Child and TLC, who manages the group along with Dynasty Records‘ president Doe Henderson, featuring Kentucky artist B Simms.

​Epic starts with a vocal delivery of the nation’s favorite a cappella verse and transitions into a united front of girl power mixed with various colors, dance moves, fancy cars and defining hair colors and wardrobe enchanting viewers everywhere. ​

About Epic:
“No one wants to follow someone boring. We’re not afraid to take on a challenge. If it’s something we love to do, we go for it – but we go above and beyond, it’s go hard or go home!”…
That’s the new movement of 4 young ladies residing in Atlanta, Monie, Yei, Stixx and Blue – also known as EPIC….

They are the ‘alpha’ of all today’s girl bands. Performing together since they were toddlers with a background of church choir, theatrical film, acting, ballet, musical training and modeling, this R&B/Pop girl group has a lot to offer the industry with versatile vocal abilities as well as stunning beauty.

EPIC is a breath of fresh air to those missing originality in entertainment! Not only does each each girl sing, they are all musicians. You have Monie on piano, Yei on lead guitar, Stixx on the drums and keys, and Blue on the bass.

In 2014, EPIC joined forces with an elite team that’s preparing them for world domination. In the current age of Youtube and Vine singing sensations, Epic was actually discovered singing acapella in Atlanta’s Lenox Mall by Co-CEO of Dynasty Records, Doe Henderson:
“The girls walked passed me and when I saw them and they didn’t look like some regular girls just walking in the mall, I actually said to myself they must sing. So about 10 minutes later, I heard them downstairs singing and they had the whole mall’s attention…I went and introduced myself and gave them my card, and the rest is history.”

Doe wanted to help define their sound and knew just who to bring them to – Grammy award winning, multiplatinum producer Kevin “She’kspere” Briggs who has produced for two of the biggest girl groups of all time: TLC (“No Scrubs”) and Destiny’s Child (“Bugaboo”, “Bills, Bills Bills”) — along with Nsync, Usher, Pink and Mariah Carey, to name a few. Under his development along with multiplatinum songwriter & media consultant Tami LaTrell (Whitney Houston, Keyshia Cole), what these vibrant young ladies possess has only been enhanced and polished to perfection. EPIC are not just girls with a pretty face, they are a rare breed bound for inevitable success, leaving a legacy for decades to come. They are Edgy. People. Impacting. Culture…but you can call them EPIC.

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Beyonce’s New Business Will Help You Become ‘Flawless’

February 4th, 2015


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Beyonce eats flawless meals (of course) and now she wants to challenge you to do the same.The Queen Bey, accompanied by her personal trainer and exercise physiologist Marco Borges, just shared a 22 Days Nutrition meal service that you can sign up for. It’ll cost $629.79 to get this vegan plan.

I am so grateful that I took the challenge and credit Marco with leading by example,” Beyonce said in a statement on PR News Wire.“He is the most energetic person I know and it’s all because of his decision to live a healthy lifestyle,” she added. “He came up with a great program to get people motivated to make better nutritional choices. All you have to do is try. If I can do it, anyone can.”
So, go buy your own KALE sweatshirt and try the challenge out for yourself.

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Diddy Won’t Let His Son Appear on Empire

February 3rd, 2015


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A lot of people are on the Empire bandwagon right now, fitting as it’s been getting mostly high ratings and praise since it hit the waves. But success doesn’t stop the real from being real and the bullsh*t from being bullsh*t…after some shady details Diddy Won’t Let His Son Appear on Empire (SMH) and you really can’t blame his reasoning!

Diddy Won’t Let His Son Appear on Empire after some bad business brewed up between his son Quincy and the executives at FOX. In hearing what happened you can definitely understand why Diddy feels the way he feels, as a father and as one of the most strategic businessmen across industries:

“Page Six reports Diddy’s son, Quincy, 23, was set to appear on the show, until Diddy got wind of the contract his son would have to sign where he gave Fox his music rights. Diddy reportedly then talked to the top execs at 20th Century Fox TV to make them change the music rights stipulation, but they wouldn’t budge. Big mistake. So he banned Quincy from going on the show.”

Damn, banned…but not the music rights!!! Diddy Won’t Let His Son Appear on Empire though director Lee Daniels and Quincy were both really excited at the prospect. It’s reported FOX might change it’s tune as the show is expected to revive the network but is due for some changes for season 2, including a line-up that may include Ashton Kutcher and T.I. But as long as FOX keeps doing business like this, we know who definitely won’t be a part!

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Erica Mena Battles Club Promoters that tried to kick her out of Her Hotel Room for not appearing at an Event (video)

January 28th, 2015


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The promoters allegedly paid for all of Mena’s traveling, hair and makeup, a personal driver and her stay in a hotel.

After dishing out all that cash and Mena not showing up, the promoters had enough and wanted Mena out of the hotel room they paid for.

Celeb__Gozzip reports:

“Traci says the club is filled with at least 800 people, and Erica is nowhere to be found so she begins texting her manager again, and its now 1 am. Remember, Erica was contracted to be at the club from 12 am until 2 am.

At 1:10 am Erica texts them and informs them she is outside in the car, and is not coming inside until she is paid an additional $275 dollars. Yes, you read that correctly. Traci’s sister, goes to the car to pay Erica, and claims Erica was in a rage, yelling, and cursing, and making her demands for the money, advising she would not come inside until she received it.Traci’s sister gives Erica the money, and goes back inside the club to wait for Erica.

Traci says its 1:50 am at this point, and she then starts receiving more text messages from Erica, who is still in the parking lot saying she now wants $1,000 dollars or she is not coming inside. Traci says she was a nervous wreck, and her reputation as a promoter was on the line, so once again she gave into Erica’s demands, and Traci’s sister went outside to hand Erica the money. Now this is were things get cray cray. Traci’s sister claims when she went outside and approached the car, as SOON, I repeat, AS SOON as the money entered Erica’s hand the driver hits the gas throttle, and the car takes off!!!!! I’ll let you pause and let that sink in.

At this point Erica has received $1775 in cash. Traci frantically starts trying to contact the driver that she paid for through a transportation company, to try to find out what’s going on. The club closes at 2 am, and at this point people are leaving and she had to start giving refunds to a good portion of the club goers that had arrived to see Erica Mena.

They finally get a hold of the driver who informs them he was instructed to pull off, and he claimed Erica instructed him to take her to the hood because she wanted to quote “shoot her 1 and 2″ unquote, saying she wanted to get high.

Traci arrives back at the hotel and says staff informed her that they overheard Erica saying ” I don’t like working with these black monkeys” saying, ” I don’t usually do business with these black monkeys”
But Traci took it with a grain of salt, because she wasn’t sure if the staff was just trying to stir up more drama.

Traci says Erica then arrived at the hotel and starts making the racial slurs directly to her, and her staff’s face, calling them “black, broke, monkeys” and “f*cking monkeys”
Traci says they then pulled out their phones and began video taping her, and that is when Erica changed her demeanor, but Traci says the police officers witnessed Erica’s racial tirade.

After informing the police what was happening, Traci says the police made Erica vacate the hotel room and leave the building.”

John Legend, Common give ‘glory’ to Martin Luther King Jr. during concert in Selma (video)

January 19th, 2015


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SELMA, Alabama — As the first notes of “Glory,” the Golden Globe-winning song by musicians John Legend and Common, resonated in the air on Sunday evening, thousands of people gathered at the foot of the iconic Edmund Pettus Bridge to listen.

The concert was one of several events on Sunday that featured the cast and crew of the film “Selma,” who were in Alabama to participate in a special march in honor Martin Luther King Jr. prior to Monday’s holiday.

Common and John Legend preform Glory on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma for the movie Selma. Legend talks about the feelings he had looking out on the crowd that gathered for the performance.
During the concert, Oprah Winfrey, Selma Mayor George Evans and U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell stood near the front of the stage together to take in the performance. At moments, Winfrey appeared extremely emotional and was seen wiping away tears.

The Hollywood stars and local politicians also had a bit of fun during the concert by interacting with the public and taking photos in front of the stage together during the song.

Following the performance, actor David Oyelowo, who plays Martin Luther King Jr. in the film, appeared on stage to end the night with a prayer that praised the acts of those involved in the Civil Rights movement and encouraged the youth in the audience to continue the fight for equality.

“Incredible things happened here,” said Oyelowo. “”I pray that the young people will see the glory and the power of themselves to enact change.”

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Watch Dr. John Henrik Clarke Brilliantly Explain Why Black People Should Never Forget Their History (video)

January 18th, 2015


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