Chris Brown Covers Vibe: Talks Freedom, Fatherhood & The Future
With his highly-anticipated Royalty album in out now, Chris Brown covers the latest issue of Vibe magazine. The “Little More” singer rocks a diamond-encrusted grill, rings, and a watch as he fronts the publication. During his interview, he talks freedom, fatherhood and the future. Read a few highlights inside.
“I think creative control is kind of like the total opposite from me. It’s just freedom,” he explains while talking him having a voice in everything from choosing his own clothes to upcoming designs for his clothing line, Black Pyramid . “A lot of my doubts–or a lot of the doubts that are put upon us as people or individuals–I don’t funnel that to make my life move. The way I look at it is, I’m fearless.”
Chris opens up about suspecting that baby Royalty was his daughter before he knew for sure:
I had thought about it. I had saw pictures, and I was like ‘Damn.’ So I asked, and [Nia] was like ‘Nah, it’s not you.’ So I was like cool, I didn’t think it was an issue. But when I found out, it was kind of like, ‘Damn, she looks just like me.’ And I didn’t care about how me and her mother didn’t have a relationship, I didn’t care about any situation. I just wanted to see her. I just wanted to be able to have that opportunity, as something personal to me. I’m not gonna be upset, I’m not gonna be mad. I have to be honest with myself and pick the priorities over the situation. I had to make my priority my daughter.
He also talks allowing God to direct his path:
I’m going to do what God allows. And if God don’t want it, He’ll put a stop to that motherf**ker right away. But right now, he’s letting me get it off. I’m gonna utilize the time that He’s given me to just inspire.” [In discussing his relationship with the Creator and what he prays for, his inner ghetto Gandhi takes center stage.] “You’re letting n***as see, like ‘Whoa, this black failure just keeps creeping through the cracks. What the f**k is it?’ It’s freedom, free will and nonstop belief and hope in God.
Read Breezy’s interview in full at Vibe.com
#EGGPLANTNATION: Justin Combs wants to workout with YOU!
Diddy’s little kid isn’t so little anymore Ladies et al ;-). Justin is in college as you all know. And feeling himself. Ow much is he feeling himself? Well…………
Thank me Later!
#RHOA: Kenya Moore Opens Up About RHOA Miami Mess
Kenya Moore was at the center of the drama last episode on The Real Housewives of Atlanta, as usual. Kenya is always very controversial and speaks her mind; sometimes this works out for her, but most times it doesn’t. Kenya often finds herself on the outs with someone, and I usually think she’s wrong. This week however, I agreed that Tammy’s nephew Glen took things too far, and I gave Kenya a lot of credit for asking him to leave, although her delivery could have been much better!
Kenya took to Bravotv.com to break down the end of the Miami trip, and also did some reflecting for the holidays!
Many people accuse me of being messy. If you say something on a reality TV show with cameras recording you that you don’t want people to know about or ever repeat, don’t go on a reality TV show talking about people… Now that’s messy! You can call me messy, and at times I am. I own that. However, what I won’t do is look the other way when I see a potentially dangerous situation for myself, my friends, and cast mates.
WHY I WANTED GLEN TO LEAVE
Glen made me and Kandi uncomfortable on several occasions. He came in with a chip on his shoulder, calling us “bitches and hos.” This was difficult to witness. I clearly saw a pattern of disrespectful behavior. We were all drinking and having fun on the boat, but his first response to me snapping my fingers at him was aggressive and uncalled for. I laughed it off, but I noted it. He was then aggressive with Kandi, who is obviously pregnant. He threatened to show out “any bitches or hos try him or disrespect him,” and when politely asked to leave by Tammy, he charged at me calling me a “little bitch” and pushed his own Aunt down to the ground.
PHAEDRA VS. MIKE BROWN AND FERGUSON
I’m astounded by Phaedra’s blatant attempt manipulate the fans and incite anger against me. She stated that my reaction to Glen was the same as that of a “white women in suburbia” to an innocent Black boy walking down the street.
This had nothing to do with a “white women in suburbia” as Phaedra stated. Some men, like Glen, behave in a way that is unacceptable in society. We can feel a need to protect our men from unwarranted police brutality as in the Black Lives Matter campaign, but this is clearly not the same.
Further, if a man is acting in a threatening and aggressive manner thereby making women feel uncomfortable, we cannot ask them to leave? According to Kim Fields if we do, we are “hitting a hornet’s nest” and “provoking” a man. Shame on them! I do not have to accept a man’s abuse — physical or verbal, black or white. Glen was abusive, period. I deserve to feel safe in my environment. I deserve protection. I deserve respect. This incident is not about a racial divide. I am a woman first.
These women are so resentful of my presence that they will always choose the side that is against me. Would any of these hypocritical mothers allow their sons to talk to women that way? Would that be acceptable to them for their sons to act the way Glen did? We saw Phaedra threaten to call the police on Apollo, but according to them I was wrong to ask Glen to leave.
Regarding Phaedra, she has made it her mission on every episode thus far to call me a villain; making fun of my former skin condition, my dark brown skin tone, and now my preemptive actions made to protect not only her, but all of the women present. It’s evident that Kim Fields, Phaedra, Sheree, and Porsha were all wrong about Glen. Yet, they were all ready to nail me to a stake until Kandi stated she agreed with me. Funny how that works isn’t it?
As the holidays approach it always reminds me of how blessed I am. I feel thankful that Tammy was not severely injured. I’m thankful for my intuition and that even though I’m a woman, I have the balls to act on my instincts, even if it makes me unpopular. I’m thankful that I don’t carry hate in my heart and thankful that my decisions prevented any of us from being hurt.
Happy Holidays! May you and your families continue to be blessed.
Kenya makes a great point that the ladies weren’t okay with forcing Glen to leave until Kandi agreed she was uncomfortable; it actually made me laugh, because they all just think Kenya is such a nut-case that they didn’t believe her! (Safety in numbers) I do think things took a dark turn when they started discussing “black lives matter“; I actually agree with Kenya and didn’t think that was relevant here.
Honestly, I do think she made some valid points in her blog this week! What did you think of Kenya’s blog?
New Music: Ms. Lauryn Hill Drops “A Cradle In Bethlehem”
Ms. Lauryn Hill drops an unfinished version “A Cradle in Bethlehem” for Christmas.
Hill will kick off 2016 with a pair of intimate performances at the the Howard Theatre in Washington, DC on Jan. 1 and at the Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn, NY on Jan. 4.
Listen to “A Cradle in Bethlehem” HERE
Hip Hop News; Action Bronson Announces "The Human Highlight Reel" Project
It's been a little while since Action Bronson released an album but he wants to let his fans know he's still around.
The Flushing, Queens native took to Twitter last night and revealed he's got a new project coming, and soon.
"I know I haven't dropped new music in a minute but *The Human Highlight Reel* is coming real early next year. #It'sMe," he tweeted. "#HumanHighlightReel."
View Action Bronson's tweet about his forthcoming project below:
Bronson didn't mention a specific release date but he is known to release numerous projects prior to his LPs, so it's likely that's what this is. He dropped his last project, Mr. Wonderful in March.
Meagan Good & DeVon Franklin Releasing A Relationship Book Titled “The Wait”
“Minority Report” actress Meagan Good and her preacher husband Devon Franklin have patterned up to co-write a new relationship book titled, “The Wait.”
By now you know, Meagan was practicing celibacy when she met her now husband and, oddly enough, DeVon was also abstaining from sex when they met. So who better to write the blueprint on how to wait for your king or queen than these two. They’re a super cute couple who’s navigating their relationship in the limelight quite well.
In the book, the twosome will drop relationship advice and touch on their Christian faith all while teaching couples how to abstain from sex until marriage and how celibacy played a major role in their successful relationship. They hope to help others find the love of their lives and to inspire folks to live a life they love.
DeVon made the announcement that their book will be released on February 2nd and is now available for pre-oder. On Instagram, he wrote, “The Wait is finally over! Me and @meagangood are so excited to announce #TheWait releasing Feb 2nd!! In our new book, we get real and transparent, we hope it will help you find the love of your life and the life you love. Pre-Order a copy now and get access to never seen before pics of our wedding day! Link in the bio!! http://thewaitbook.org”
Sweet! Will you be copping their new book?
MESSY! Tisha Campbell Exposes Keith Douglas and he says Tisha and Tasha are LOVERS?
Last week news leaked that actress Tasha Smith had been granted an annulment after 4 years of marriage to her ex-Keith Douglas on the grounds of fraud.
Tasha's bff, actress Tisha Campbell, spills the scalding hot tea on just how dastardly Keith really is...
Keith denies all charges and vows to sue Tasha to clear his name. But while clearing his name he accused Tasha and Tisha of being LESBIANS? Well Tisha Campbell claps back after family members of Tasha Smith's ex Keith Douglas accuse her and Tasha of being gay...
LOL..So Funny and Messy!
Gabrielle Union & Dwyane Wade Channel The Jackson 5 For Their Christmas Photoshoot
Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade channeled The Jackson 5 for their 2015 Christmas photoshoot. The couple – along with their boys – rock’d afros and danced it up in an accompanying video.
“This year for our family photoshoot/video we attempted to recreate iconic Jackson 5 album covers/photos and had a blast.. Until 2016… Love & Light!” wrote Gabby. While Dwyane added: “The Wade 5s.. This is how we do Xmas..” Their dogs even joined in on the photoshoot fun.
Additionally, earlier this week Dwyane shared a photo of Gabrielle posing with his sons, Zaire and Zion, and nephew, Dahveon; captioned: “2 years ago today we asked this beautiful person to marry us and she said yes!!! Thank you baby for your strength and patience. it’s not easy having a house full of boys to men but you do it with style and grace. We love you.”
See more more Wade family holiday snaps, and a clip below..
LOL..Gabby as Michael.
In Memoriam: William Guest, Gladys Knight And The Pips Member, Dies At The Age Of 74
William Guest, a member of Gladys Knight and the Pips, has died. He was 74.
Guest's sister-in-law, Dhyana Ziegler, said he died Thursday in Detroit of congestive heart failure.
Guest performed throughout the lifespan of the Grammy-winning group from 1953 to 1989. He performed background vocals on hits such as "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" and "Midnight Train to Georgia."
"My heart is broken, but I know his legacy will live on," said Guest's daughter, Monique Guest, in a statement.
Gladys Knight and the Pips were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996 and the Apollo Hall of Fame in 2006.
After the group ended, Guest and another member, the late Edward Patten, formed a production company. Guest later served as CEO of Crew Records. He released his autobiography "Midnight Train From Georgia: A Pips Journey" in 2013 with Ziegler.
"I am so glad we finished the book, so his wonderful life and legacy will be celebrated throughout eternity," Ziegler said. "I loved my brother so much."
Don Lemon Says He Wants To Drop The F-Bomb Like Chelsea Handler
Are you ready to see Don Lemon like you've never seen him before? It could happen sooner than you think Don Lemon says that he wants a show like Chelsea Handler where he can drop the F-bomb.
Lemon did an interview with AdWeek and in an outtake he discusses his plans for the future. "I think at some point, I don't know, I will probably get out of traditional news and became either a Bill Mahar with a show that has a point of view but not so focused on the comedic part of it. I would like to have a news show, if we could, almost the way Chelsea Handler did her show. With a panel where you could actually say the F-word or I could really give my opinion without everyone screaming 'You can't do that as a journalist!'"
Does this mean bye bye CNN? It's not for certain, but will you watch a Chelsea Handleresque show starring Don Lemon?
Did Cam Newton Confirm The Birth Of His Baller Baby?
Despite their loss to the Atlanta Falcons, it's quite possible that Cam Newton may have a reason to celebrate.
Over the summer we posted a photo of Cam, his girlfriend Kia (Hazel) and her daughter at Lenox Square Mall in Atlanta. In the photo Kia appeared to be visibly bigger, which led many to believe that she and Cam were with child. Though neither party ever confirmed the rumors, it didn't stop us from putting her on baby bump watch. Kia even posted photos 2 months ago that appeared to be from her baby shower.
On December 24, it was reported that the star QB had to leave Panthers practice early due to an an unspecified personal reason. Many began to speculate that maybe Kia had gone into labor. On Sunday, December 27 a touchdown celebration drew more speculation. Just before handing off a touchdown ball to a child, as usual, Cam cradled the ball like a baby and held up the number 1. Was this the confirmation that we have been waiting for? Did Cam have a baby on Christmas?
Watch the video HERE and YOU be the judge.
AND FINALLY FROM THE CRAZY PEOPLE SHOPPING AT WALMART FILES
Is there such thing as being bitemperature? Like bipolar, except instead of different moods your booty is just constantly hot?
HAVE A GREAT WEEK AHEAD EVERYBODY!!!