The Daily Buzz For Aug 10 ☕πŸ“°☕

PICS: T.I., Marissa, others attend Spotify Open House in Atlanta
Tip “T.I.” Harris and R&B singer Marissa attended Spotify’s Open House Mixer at The Gathering Spot Private Club in Atlanta. 
The rap mogul arrived with his son King Harris,
Marissa is an Atlanta R&B singer who dropped a single, “I’m Ready”, with Diggy Simmons last year.
Remember little R&B singer Sammie? He’s 30 now and is still in music.
Looks like folks had fun. Photos by Prince Williams/ATLPics.net

#RHoA: Meet The ‘Blondettes’ NeNe and Cynthia.
Cynthia Bailey and NeNe Leakes may have had their differences over the years, but you can't deny that these two were meant to be friends forever. Why, they've even been looking more like sisters these days.

NeNe recently posted a photo of herself with Cynthia with the caption "Twinkies." With their blonde hair and chic makeup. Takema look below
Well are you folks ready for more NeNe when RHOA returns for Season 10?, or NAH!

#EMPIRE; The Casts of EMPIRE and Star attends The Summer TCA Press Tour
Taraji P. Henson , Jussie Smollet, Terrance Howard, Queen Latifah and other stars of FOX TV series Star and Empire attended the FOX portion of the 2017 Summer TCA Press Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Tuesday, August 8, in Beverly Hills. Pics below
They all look nice and we look forward to the new season of ‘Star’ and ‘Empire’

New Music: Will Downing – I’m Feeling the Love (featuring Avery*Sunshine)
Soul veteran Will Downing is preparing for the release of a new album, and has just put out the song “I’m Feeling the Love” featuring Avery*Sunshine.

Downing added about the song: “‘I’m Feeling The Love’ is my anthem for anyone that has been in and out of love. It is a song about renewed spirit. As always, Avery*Sunshine’s performance is heartfelt and it is a perfect match for me. She absolutely made me feel the love with her amazing vocals.”

The singer is preparing for the release of his upcoming album “Soul Survivor”, the follow up to last year’s “Black Pearls”.


The new album “Soul Survivor” unites him with a number of special guests including labelmates Avery*Sunshine, Najee, Phil Perry and Maysa. Highlights on the CD include Will’s inspired interpretations of such classics as Blue Magic’s “Stop To Start,” The Stylistics’ “Hurry Up This Way Again,” “Tell Me All About It,” a hit for both Michael Franks and Natalie Cole. Downing also offers several of his own superb originals!

#HIPHOPNEWS: Big Boi Unveils ‘Daddy Fat Saxxx Tour’ Dates
Big Boi is bringing Boomiverse to a city near you. The OutKast MC has announced the “Daddy Fat Saxxx Tour,” which is slated to kick off at the top of next month.
Dubbed Sack 1, the first leg of the tour launches Sept. 2 at Chicago’s North Coast Music Festival. From there, the 14-date trek will continue through New York, Boston, Detroit, and Louisville, before closing in Nashville on Sept. 24.
Supporting acts for “Sack 1” have not been announced. Meanwhile, the second leg of the tour, “Sack 2,” is currently being planned.

Sir Lucious’ latest tour comes in support of his third solo album, Boomiverse, which features Adam Levine, Killer Mike, Jeezy, and more. Most recently, the LP spawned the TrozΓ©-assisted single “Chocolate.”
The Daddy Fat Saxxx Tour (Sack 1) Dates

Sept. 2 – Chicago, IL – North Coast Music Festival
Sept. 9 – Raleigh, NC – Hopscotch Music Festival
Sept. 10 – Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
Sept. 11 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore Silver Spring
Sept. 12 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground Ballroom
Sept. 14 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls Theater
Sept. 16 – New York, NY – The Meadows Music And Arts Festival
Sept. 17 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
Sept. 18 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
Sept. 19 – Cincinnati, OH – Madison Theater
Sept. 20 – Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre
Sept. 21 – Columbus, OH – Park Street Saloon
Sept. 23 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
Sept. 24 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works

Get your tickets!

Colin Kaepernick’s GF has a Few words for his Critics!
Colin Kaepernick’s ongoing struggle with the NFL has continued for months, the 29 year old quarterback has yet to be signed since he opted out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers back in March.
In addition to professional football, Kaepernick gained national attention when he refused to stand for the National Anthem as a protest against the mistreatment of black and brown people in the United States.  He has be vilified by conservative groups and seemingly blacklisted by the NFL.

This week, former NFL linebacker, Ray Lewis took to social media, chastising Kaepernick for being so outspoken in favor of human rights, saying that Colin should keep his activism private, which sort of defeats the purpose of a protest, but ok.
Kaepernick is using his own privilege to take a stand and has stated early on in his protest that “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”

It is also important to mention that even though Kaepernick is currently a free agent (read UNEMPLOYED) that hasn’t stopped him from fulfilling his promise of donating $1 Million dollars to charities of his choosing, including the Mni Wiconi Health Clinic at Standing Rock, Appetite for Change, and SOUL (Southsiders Organized for Unity and Liberation).

Despite of what people think of Nessa’s tweet, we’re humbled by the generosity of Kaepernick in the midst of this controversy.

Rob Kardashian And Blac Chyna Reportedly Trying To Work Things Out Before Next Court Date
Well, it looks like Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna are trying to put their differences aside. People Magazine reports that the former lovebirds are trying to resolve their issues before their next court date.

Chyna’s attorney Lisa Bloom told People Magazine that both parties are “attempting to work out an amicable resolution of all issues.”

If not, the high-profile lawyer said Rob will be seeing them in court on September 18 to face “long-term consequences…for his vicious online attacks on Blac Chyna.”

Raven Symone Wishes She Grew Up in Today's More Body-Positive Era
Raven Symone has spoken out about how important it is to her that all body types are celebrated on Raven’s Home — and now she is opening up about how that was not at all the case in her (very public) childhood.
“I wish I was living now as a younger person,” the 31-year old actress said in an interview, “I probably wouldn’t have so many mental issues.”

Raven went on to detail how she was told she was “too big” to perform in concert when she was younger.
“I still did it!” she remembers to People Now. “I was on tour forever because it’s not about your size, it’s about what you have to say, if you can sing or dance, and performing. It’s not about your size.”

Fortunately, she thinks things are getting better in terms of body positivity.

“In this day and age you have all kinds, and it’s funny, it’s serious, it’s every color, it’s every head shape, it’s every hair,” she continued, “And there’s androgyny, and there’s LGBT coming in, and it feels good. We didn’t have it enough last time and I guess that’s what the past is for — to make sure the present is what it needs to be.”

We’re glad she made it through the tough times to be the body-positive role model she is today.

Wiz Khalifa’s Mom SUES Amber Rose For Defamation – Unfit Parenting Accusations, CPS Calls & More!
It’s some messy ish going on between two of the ladies in Wiz's life. Apparently, Amber and his mother do NOT get along. So much so, Wiz’s mother, Katie “Peachie” Wimbbush-Polk, has pulled the trigger on a defamation lawsuit against the Slut Walk creator.

According to the Washington County Observer-Reporter, Peachie wants to drag Amber into court over a “profanity laced” phone call where Amber allegedly accused her -- to a third party -- of being a negligent parent.
It gets worse. Amber allegedly blamed Peachie for the death of Wiz’s sibling, Dorien.  During a heated phone conversation, Amber said Peachie was now unfit to watch her little grandson Sebastian Thomaz (who Amber shares with Wiz).

The site reports: [Amber Rose] Levonchuck, a resident of Tarzana, Calif., is alleged in the suit to have made a call June 19 to a phone linked to Wimbush-Polk’s account. The person who had the phone that day was a friend and former employee, Danesa Letic, who was in Louisiana, the suit claims.
Letic’s 5-year-old niece actually answered the call, and the suit alleges Levonchuck immediately “launched into a profane attack.” The niece gave the phone to her aunt, who eventually was able to identify herself. According to the suit, even after knowing she was speaking with a third party, the caller alleged Wimbush-Polk had allowed her own child, Dorien, to die and she was unfit to visit or care for Levonchuck’s and Khalifa’s 4-year-old son, Sebastian.

Khalifa’s sibling, Dorien Thomaz, died Feb. 20, 2017, of complications from lymphoma.
So, what prompted the call?  Child protective services were called on Amber, however Peachie claims she “made no such report at or around that time.”

Peachie’s lawyer claims Amber “impute(d) criminality,” which is “incompatible with her status as a grandmother and her status as a volunteer mentoring at-risk youth,” which require adults to have cleared background checks.

Wiz’s mom is gunning for more than $50,000, which includes court costs, interest, punitive and other damages.

Trial finally begins for DC man accused of murdering Transwoman Deoni JaParker  5 years ago
Deoni JaParker Jones was quietly sitting at a DC bus stop in 2012 when she was killed by a stranger who plunged a knife into her head and ran away. Five years later, after an extended back-and-forth over his competency to stand trial, Gary Montgomery is on trial for killing her.
Montgomery was arrested two weeks after the crime. He has been charged with first degree murder.

Security footage from that night shows the 60 year-old man, who has a history of drug abuse, walking up to the bus station and a witness who sat with the two of them in the shelter said he was staring intently at the victim.
“He kept staring at her and she kept ignoring him, looking at her phone instead,” Gabriel testified in court according to the Washington Post. “She was visibly uncomfortable.”
Jones death spawned local vigils and was part of a national outcry over the prevalence of hate crimes against transgender women – especially trans women of color. Sixteen transgender women have been killed so far this year.

But prosecutors haven’t charged Montgomery with a hate crime, saying there isn’t any proof of that. During an interview with police, Montgomery could only describe the victim as “the pretty lady.”

The length of time from Montgomery’s arrest to his trial has been incredibly long after extended legal wranglings over the state of his mental health. Doctors at a local psychiatric hospital where he has been held since he was arrested, St. Elizabeth’s, diagnosed Montgomery with schizophrenia. A judge ruled in late 2016 that his health had improved following his latest psychiatric examination making him capable of standing trial.

“It should not have taken five and a half years to get to a trial,” Jones’ stepfather, Alvin Bethea, told the Washington Blade. “This is not just painful to my wife and me but also to the LGBT community whose members only want to be able to live their lives without danger.”

Call CPS! Houston Woman Charged After Using Taser to Punish Son For Getting In Trouble at School
Whitney White was arrested after her 5-year-old son told police she tasted him for “getting in trouble at school.”
According to KPRC Houston: Police said White’s son’s injuries were caused by a slap to the face and being hit with a belt. Court documents indicate White said she became frustrated with her son because he refused to study his lessons.

While police were investigating that incident, White’s son told officers his mom used a Taser on him last November. Court documents show the boy said, “I was five years old when the defendant tased me on my arm because I got in trouble at school. From zero to 10, it hurt 10.”
According to court documents, when White was asked about this she said, “My anger management class told me not to tase him but we didn’t go into what else to do.”
White’s son and a 2-week-old sibling are in the temporary custody of Child Protective Services and are being cared for by a relative.

White is allowed supervised contact with her infant because she is still breast-feeding. White declined to answer questions after an initial appearance before a judge.

We used to get disciplined for getting in trouble at school back in the day, but using a taser on your child is crossing the line. I hope she gets the help she needs and that the kids stay far away from her.

‘The Walking Dead’
Dude losing his manhood worse than Rick with those matching couples outfits. Although this might be more exciting to watch than TWD has been recently.

EGGPLANT NATION: Meet Hasan Bear 🐻
Meet Hasan!  You know what to do to see them goods. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE PICS and remember they’re NSFW!

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