The Daily Buzz For June 1

Nicki Minaj Busts Out on Cosmopolitan’s July 2015 Cover 
She’s touring the world in support of her new album The Pinkprint and Nicki Minaj is larger than life on the July 2015 cover of Cosmopolitan magazine.
The “Pink Friday” rapper pulls no punches when it comes to the bottom line- “Women are uncomfortable talking about money. I know it’s taboo to discuss it at work. Technically, you shouldn’t, but you need to know what people around you are making. Otherwise, you’re not going to know what you’re worth. You have to ask questions. ‘What is this person getting?’ Do your research. I’ve always been pretty competitive in terms of my pay.”
And she admits she’s a handful in the bedroom- “I demand that I climax. I think women should demand that. I have a friend who’s never had an orgasm in her life. In her life! That hurts my heart. It’s cuckoo to me. We always have orgasm interventions where we, like, show her how to do stuff. We’ll straddle each other, saying, ‘You gotta get on him like that and do it like this.’ She says she’s a pleaser. I’m a pleaser, but it’s 50/50." 

Lil Kim AND HER Baby Daddy ARE Fighting for Custody of their Daughter?
There seems to be a parenting battle brewing between Lil Kim and her child’s father, Mr. Papers. As you know, Kim and what appears to be her now ex-boyfriend, share a daughter named Royal Reign.
According to an Instagram post by Mr. Papers (who is an aspiring rapper), there seems to be some parental drama taking place. This week, he posted a throwback of Royal Reign, hinting that he was lawyering-up. He wrote:
"#TBT my lil mami.. My lil mini me … miss princess royal.. Miss u so much mama… Daddy koming for u!!! She look like daddy smell like daddy smile like daddy … We ready ! my lawyer ready! ???? .. Continue on"

Since they began dating, Kim has remained tight-lipped about her relationship with Papers. In fact, most knew little about the couple.

Anywho, Kim has yet to respond.

Sips Tea: So Ashanti's New Boo Darnell Dockett is hiding a NASTY SECRET!
Over the past few weeks R&B singer Ashanti has been increasingly more open about her budding relationship with San Fransico 49ers Darnell Dockett.

But is Darnell hiding a little something from his new boo..?

According to Funky Dineva: "Now look, I’m not one to gossip, so y’all ain’t heard this from me. I attended Florida State University (FSU) from 2001 – 2005. During that time, Darnell Docket was one of the star athletes on campus. Aside from being a star, he was also the talk of the union. From the moment I stepped foot on FSU’s campus, rumors of being gay plagued Darnell."

"The campus folklore was that several chicks reported that he asked them could he screw them in the butt, and Darnell was known to have kept some fishy male company. I don’t know…"
Apparently Dineva is not the only talking. A quick Google search turns up plenty more speculations about Darnell's alleged preferences.


Is Tidal In Danger of Losing Beyonce?
According to reports Sony is playing hard ball with Jay Z in negotiations to license Beyonce songs for the music streaming service Tidal.... 

A new article in Bloomberg Business Week claims Sony is asking for huge advances for permission to stream its artists' music, that includes Beyonce, and that a deal with Sprint and Softbank to cover the costs has fallen though.

Uh Oh?

Video: Jamie Foxx – ‘You Changed Me’ (Ft. Chris Brown)
Jamie Foxx throws a party in the video for his Chris Brown-assisted “You Changed Me,” and Breezy comes through, as well as the ladies they’ve each been feeling.  The fellas slip away from the bash, where they chat about the women.. and the possibility of settling down. “Can we say that?” asks Chris. “Settle down.”
 “You Changed Me” appears on Jamie’s Hollywood: A Story of a Dozen Roses, album.

Watch the X-directed clip HERE!

So Jay Z Is Not Majority Owner Of Tidal? The Real Executive Clarifies! 
Ever since news reports broke in January that Jay Z’s S. Carter Enterprises subsidiary Project Panther put in a $56 million bid to purchase Aspiro, the Brooklyn-born businessman has become the face of Aspiro’s streaming service Tidal. Jay has defended his latest venture against constant criticism during a public appearance, on Twitter, and at his B-Sides concert in NYC.
Reports AllHipHop: While Jay did announce he teamed with superstar musicians Beyoncé, Madonna, Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, Daft Punk, Alicia Keys, Usher, Rihanna, and seven other acts to re-launch Tidal as an artist-owned platform, many in the public have assumed Jay is the majority owner of the company. Tidal executive Vania Schlogel recently spoke with the Wallstreet Journal‘s Lee Hawkins about the service and Jay’s official role.

“The artist owners felt very passionately about the mission upon which Tidal is founded, and so the artists are equal owners in the company,” said Schlogel. “Jay’s capital that has gone in is at very – I would term it below market interest rate to support the company.”

Warrant Issued For Joe Budden’s Arrest, Skipped Court Date
While Joe Budden was busy getting his social media on, a judge was issuing a bench warrant for his arrest. The New Jersey rapper’s struggle stems from skipping a court date over his alleged assault of a girlfriend.

Reports TMZ:
No joke … Budden went A.W.O.L. for Thursday’s hearing in NYC. Far as we can see … he posted a few Instagram pics and tweeted some random crap that day, but just couldn’t make it to court.
Budden is accused of allegedly beating and choking his girlfriend last summer. The judge in the case immediately issued the bench warrant when he skipped the hearing.
We reached out to Budden’s lawyer, but much like the court … we’ve gotten no response.

The "EMPIRE" Cast are the FOCUS At FOX's "Performance Under The Stars" Event 
Over the weekend! LA residents witnessed an EMPIRE screening under the stars followed by Q&A with Cast and Executive Producers of the show. And yes.....Ms. Taraji P. Henson was there with all her fabulousness.
Ms. Henson rocked a classic little black halter mini-dress and studded stilettos coordinated by her stylist Wouri Vice. 

Grace Gealey struck a fab pose on the carpet.
Though she was relatively unknown before "Empire", Grace is turning her newfound fame into a money-making side hustle. Most recently, the Masters Degree holder starred as Jamie Foxx's love interest in his latest video "You Changed Me."

Breakout star Jussie Smollett looked very dapper and well put together.
Grammy-winning recording artist Estelle was there.  
You'll recall she also appeared on the series to perform "Conquerer" with Jussie.
During the event, they hit the stage to rock their single for the crowd.
Lee Daniels, who's currently shooting the Richard Pryor biopic, was on hand to discuss the show's success and how the scene between little Genis and Terrence Howard was inspired by his real life.

Mark your calendars! Season 2 of “Empire” will be returning to FOX on Wednesday, September 23rd at 9pm ET! That’s right, four more months before the Lyons bring us the drama we’ve been craving since the season finale. The Empire Writer’s Twitter account made the official announcement today tweeting:

And we’re totally here for it!

Venus Williams Hit With $3000 Fine For Skipping Press Conference
Tennis star Venus Williams just couldn’t seem to catch a break at the French Open. The 34-year-old was beaten on by fellow American Sloane Stephens in the first round of the tournament. Following the match, she was slapped with a $3,000 fine for skipping a mandatory press conference.

Williams lost 7-6 (5), 6-1 which meant she had failed to qualify for the quarter-finals in Paris. The 15th seeded at Roland Garros failed to show up to a press conference she was supposed to attend, and instead opted to issue a short statement — something that didn’t sit well with the people at the International Tennis Federation, who later went ahead and announced the decision to fine her.

After Williams hadn’t been announced for a full hour following her match, reporters were told that she had chosen to pass on the conference even after being told she could face a fine for the offense.

This isn’t the first time Williams has been fined for not attending a mandatory media event. In 2010, she and her sister, Serena, were each fined $4,000 after they decided not to show up for the press corps following a Wimbledon doubles match.

After her match with Sloane, Williams admitted that she really wasn’t the better person that day and said, “When you arrive at any tournament, you hope you will have a chance to work your way into the event, but I didn’t have that opportunity. She just played better than me today.”

This is Williams’ second opening defeat in just three years at the Roland Garros, and it is also the fifth time in the last 13 Grand Slam tournaments she’s participated in that she struck out in the first round. But in her defense, she has been a major champion seven times and was the oldest woman at this years’ meet!

George Clooney Divorce: George And His Wife Amal Alamuddin Sleeping In Separate Bedrooms?
George Clooney’s divorce from Amal Alamuddin seems to be right on track. The actor and human rights attorney tied the knot in a lavish Italian wedding back in 2014, and after less than a year of marriage, rumor has it they are on the verge of a divorce. George Clooney and Amal are perfect examples of why you should probably know someone longer than a year before you start planning a wedding – the couple can’t seem to agree on anything.

The June 8 edition of Life & Style Magazine’s cover features a story on George and Amal, and reveals that they are already sleeping in separate bedrooms! It’s a major warning sign when any couple begins sleeping in different bedrooms – but it is especially alarming because George and Amal are hardly ever together.
Between George’s grueling filming schedule, and Amal jet-setting between London and New York City for work, they are only together about a week out of a month. You would think that the few nights they do get to spend together, George and Amal would want to spend those nights in the same bed.

One of the main reasons George and Amal Alamuddin can’t seem to see eye to eye, is because Amal desperately wants to start a family and try to get pregnant. But, George is not on board and said in a recent interview that having kids wasn’t at the top of his list of priorities. That would definitely explain why the couple is opting not to sleep together – you can’t get someone pregnant if you aren’t even sharing a bed with them! Do you think George and Amal will last? Or will they wind up filing for divorce before the year is over? 

The Carters Share Vacation Pictures from Italy
 Our favorite celebrity family “The Carters” shared several pictures from their recent trip to Italy were they attended their good friends Noam Gottesman and Bianca Dueñas’ wedding  — May 23, 2015…Noam Gottesman is a Hedge Fund manager worth $ 2 Billion….we hear the wedding was beautiful. Check out the photos of Beyoncé, Blue and Jay Z enjoying being tourists in Italy.. Indulging in Italian Gelato and Pizza, sightseeing to being a pilot!!  

They are a Beautiful Family!

Rob Kardashian Checks Into Florida Rehab To Lose Weight and Fight Drug Addiction and Kris Jenner Denies Report, Is Momager Lying?
Rob Kardashian has officially checked in to rehab! The former star of Keeping Up With The Kardashians has been battling a 100 pound weight gain, depression, and an alleged drug problem for over a year now. Recently, Rob Kardashian began lashing out at his family for cutting him out of a multi-million dollar deal and trying to cash in on his demons by broadcasting them on their E! reality show. Rob slammed his sister Kim Kardashian in Instagram and called her a “crazy bitch,” has been threatening to sue his own momager Kris Jenner, and selling stories to the tabloids about his family.
According to an exclusive report from Gossip Extra, Rob Kardashian checked in to a Palm Beach County, Florida drug and alcohol rehab center earlier this week for a 60-day in-patient program. An inside source dished to Gossip Extra that Rob was in “good spirits,” and optimistic about turning his life around. He also planned to start shedding some of the pounds he has put on by participating in a grueling exercise program during his stay at the facility.
Of course, Rob Kardashian’s momager Kris Jenner denies the claims that her son checked in to rehab – but do we really believe anything that Kris Jenner says? The 59-year-old KUWTK star has developed quite a reputation as a pathological liar. Remember, this is the same woman who denied reports that she and Bruce Jenner were getting a divorce, that Khloe and Lamar had broken up, and that Kylie was dating Tyga. And we all know how those stories turned out…

We are all for Rob Kardashian getting his life together – but we are a little disappointed that he won’t be exposing his family for the frauds that they really are anymore. Then again, maybe during Rob’s trip to rehab he will realize how selfish and narcissistic his sisters and mom really are – and take down the entire franchise when he resurfaces, sober and healthy. Do you think Rob will stick it out in rehab? Or has he already checked out?

Atlanta Falcons’ Prince Shembo Charged For Killing His Ex-Girlfriend’s Dog
The Atlanta Falcons need another dog killer in their legacy just like Roger Goodell needs another quarterly bonus, but that is allegedly what they have with their young linebacker Prince Shembo.
Correction: had with Prince Shembo. The organization decided to relieve him of his football duties once Gwinnett County Police charged the 23-year-old player with aggravated cruelty to animals, which is a felony. He reportedly killed his ex-girlfriend’s dog after it bit him on April 19.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Shembo was both tearful and remorseful when he learned of his fate with the law and the team.

“He didn’t mean to kill the dog,” his attorney Jerry Froelich told reporters outside the Gwinnett County jail and Shembo posted bond.
Unluckily for the hulking 250-pound athlete, this wasn’t a Rottweiler or rabid pit bull he offed with his karate kick. His ex-girlfriend Denicia Williams painfully found her tiny Yorkie named Dior unresponsive after she have left it in Shembo’s care. She later took it to Duluth Animal Hospital where it later died and the extent of its injuries was nothing short of shocking.

Police say the dog had a fractured rib, fractured liver, abdominal hemorrhage, thoracic hemorrhage, extensive bruising and hemorrhage in the muscles of her front leg and shoulders, head trauma, hemorrhage and edema in lungs, hemorrhage between the esophagus and trachea, and hemorrhage in the left eye with internal injuries. The official cause of death was blunt force trauma, per the necropsy report. Afterwards, the Falcons felt they had no choice.
“We are aware of the charges that have been filed against Prince Shembo,” the team said in a statement. “We are extremely disappointed that one of our players is involved in something like this. Accordingly, we have decided to waive Prince Shembo.”

From The Phuckery Files: Idiots Steal Nike KD 8’s From JFK And Try To Sell Them On Instagram!
The upcoming Nike KD 8 are such a coveted release that it’s already turning alleged sneakerheads into hypebeast morons.
A pair of bumbling JFK airport workers are out of a job and twelve pairs of the Nike KD 8 after being busted stealing them from a shipment and then attempting to auction them off on Instagram. As if police couldn’t put the two and two together.

Reports NYDailyNews: Two Kennedy Airport workers were busted for swiping a box of unreleased Kevin Durant “KD 8” basketball sneakers and then trying to sell them on Instagram, Queens prosecutors said Friday.
Calvin Nelson, 23, and Audley Russell, 47, are both facing grand larceny charges for the high-top heist of 12 pairs of sneakers — which are valued at $200 a pair — while they were en route from Taiwan to Ontario, Canada through Kennedy.
The two airport employees are accused of taking the box after it was unloaded from an Air China flight on May 9.
They then allegedly tried to hawk the footwear on an Instagram sales account @SNKR—BASE, claiming that the hot sneakers were “the real deal” and “dropping July.”
Cops tracked Nelson and Russell down through the Instagram account, which showed pictures of the stolen box and its serial number, authorities said.
For those who you who are interested in purchasing the Nike KD 8 legally, pictures can be seen below.

However, there’s a chance those flicks may evidence

‘Let Down Your Hair’
If you’re gonna go through all those years of trouble to have a massive rat tail like that, at least go buy a little toy Rapunzel figurine to stick on there to make it look like she is climbing it. Entertain me, don’t weird me out. That’s all I’m saying.


Gospel Artist Marvin Sapp was DENIED SERVICE at Ruth Chris Steak House!

Gospel Artist Marvin Sapp & His Team DENIED SERVICE at Chicago’s Ruth Chris’ Steak House!
Sad simply sad! According to the folks over at earhustle411 famed Pastor and Gospel Artist Marvin Sapp was in town for Chicago’s Gospel Fest and afterwards Marvin and his entourage decided to go have dinner at the popular and uber expensive Ruth Chris’s Steakhouse located at 431 N. Dearborn near the Magnificent Mile in Chicago and was DENIED SERVICE because they didn’t have on the “proper” attire. 

This is also according to The Official Marvin Sapp Facebook page. While in the restaurant Marvin witnessed there were many others patrons were dressed in jeans and t-shirts but Marvin and his team were still turned away.

Take a look at Marvin’s post on Facebook::
Ruth Chris Steak House’s corporate offices are located in Florida, so this location is merely a franchise,
WOW This is DEFINITELY NOT the way to do business Ruth Chris. Since the incident several outlets have reached out to their Florida headquarters for comment and they have not commented thus far! 

Note to Ruth Chris If the policy is to not serve anyone in jeans THAT MEANS – NO ONE…regardless of color!

Your Thoughts?

Here's some Sunday Gospel House with Inaya Day ‘Great Is The Lord”

Sunday Gospel House with Inaya Day ‘Great Is The Lord”
Well it is Sunday so lets give God some praise in a unorthodox way! Popular House Music Chanteuse Inaya Day is back with an uplifting song titled ‘Great Is The Lord’. 

The FIERCE vocals by Inaa are complimented by Wayne R. Walker's contemporary Gospel production, DJ Meme's heart filling orchestral rendition, and David Harness's soulful edit & dub. 
Listen and get your praise on!

So grab your Tambourine dance and give him praise! Because one thing for sure; this project will make you want to lift your hands singing, "Great Is The Lord".

For all things Inaya Day please see the links below!

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Kandi’s Ski Trip Sneak Peek! Kandi & Carmon Get Into HEATED Argument!

New “Kandi’s Ski Trip” Sneak Peek! Kandi Burruss & Carmon Get Into HEATED Argument!
“Kandi’s Ski Trip” was supposed to bring Kandi Burruss, her husband Todd Tucker, their families and assistants closer together. But, in the upcoming episode, Kandi and her childhood friend/assistant Carmon duke it out in a heated discussion over Carmon’s work ethic. Again? Yep.

While chatting with Carmon and her general manager Don Juan about their responsibilities, Kandi and Carmon get into a squabble after Carmon ask Kandi how she feels about her work performance.

In Kandi’s eyes, Don Juan is doing a great job.  But when it comes to Carmon, there’s room for improvement…a lot of improvement. The “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star gives it to her straight, no chaser and tells her that for a long time she wasn’t the best assistant and that she has a bad attitude. Kandi then compares Carmon to Todd’s assistant Matthew, saying he thinks ahead and has things in order before Todd has to ask for anything. Bloop!

Peep their altercation and the scene when Mama Joyce jumps down Carmon's throat in the two clips below:

In another clip, Kandi’s daughter Riley Burruss gets fed up with the “haters” and defends Todd’s assistant Matthew. In so many words, she said Matthew does a better job than Carmon…and Don Juan...shocking everyone at the table. Check it:

Be sure to tune in to catch episode 2 of the three-part special on TONIGHTS, May 31st at 8/7c on BRAVO.

Beau Biden son of Vice President Joe Biden DEAD at 46!

The First State of Delaware is in Mourning! Beau Biden, 1969-2015
Former Delaware Attorney General Joseph R. "Beau" Biden III, who grew up in the political spotlight because of his father's career, died Saturday night after a long battle with brain cancer. He was 46.
"It is with broken hearts that Hallie, Hunter, Ashley, Jill and I announce the passing of our husband, brother and son, Beau, after he battled brain cancer with the same integrity, courage and strength he demonstrated every day of his life," Vice President Joe Biden said in a statement.
"The entire Biden family is saddened beyond words. We know that Beau's spirit will live on in all of us – especially through his brave wife, Hallie, and two remarkable children, Natalie and Hunter."

Beau Biden was the oldest of Joe Biden's three children. He had a younger brother, Hunter, who is an attorney, and a younger sister, Ashley, who is now the executive director of the Delaware Center for Justice. He lived with his wife in Greenville with their two young children.
During his two terms as attorney general, Biden was beset by health problems. He suffered a minor stroke in 2010 that kept him out of office for several weeks. In 2013 he was treated at the University of Texas MD Anderson Center Center in Houston after becoming weak and disoriented on a family vacation, undergoing what a member of his medical team later described as surgery to remove a "small lesion" in his brain.

Yet after completing two terms in January, Biden said he wanted to run for governor in 2016 and in recent weeks his law firm said he had expanded his role.
But on May 20, Biden's father said he was hospitalized at Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, where he died Saturday.
President Barack Obama, political figures and former colleagues throughout Delaware mourned Biden's passing.
"Michelle and I humbly pray for the good Lord to watch over Beau Biden, and to protect and comfort his family here on Earth,'' the president said in a statement.
"Beau took after Joe," Obama said. "He studied the law, like his dad, even choosing the same law school. He chased a life of public service, like his dad, serving in Iraq and as Delaware's Attorney General. Like his dad, Beau was a good, big-hearted, devoutly Catholic and deeply faithful man, who made a difference in the lives of all he touched – and he lives on in their hearts."
In a statement, Delaware Gov. Jack Markell called Beau Biden a friend who was "unfailingly interested" in the well-being of the Markell family. In honor of Beau Biden, Markell has directed that the U.S. and Delaware flags be flown at half-staff until further notice.
"Carla and I are heartbroken for Hallie, his children, his parents, his siblings, and the entire Biden family. Beau spent his entire career in the service of his country and his state," Markell said. "He was an outstanding attorney general, lawyer, soldier, and father. I feel privileged to have served with him and Delaware is a better place thanks to him."

Beau's father, who was Delaware's senior senator for 36 years before becoming vice president in 2009, said his son led an exemplary life.
"Beau's life was defined by service to others," the vice president's statement said. "As a young lawyer, he worked to establish the rule of law in war-torn Kosovo. A major in the Delaware National Guard, he was an Iraq War veteran and was awarded the Bronze Star. As Delaware's Attorney General, he fought for the powerless and made it his mission to protect children from abuse.

"More than his professional accomplishments, Beau measured himself as a husband, father, son and brother. His absolute honor made him a role model for our family. Beau embodied my father's saying that a parent knows success when his child turns out better than he did.
"In the words of the Biden family: Beau Biden was, quite simply, the finest man any of us have ever known."
Rest in Peace! Joseph R. "Beau" Biden III Feb. 3, 1969 till May 30, 2015