The Daily Buzz For April 24 ☕πŸ“°☕

Ledisi talks Hair, Love and Spirituality for Rolling Out Mag!
“It’s our accessory; it’s like an earring. It’s an outer expression of how we feel about ourselves.” –Ledisi on Black women’s hair

Black women possess the most versatile hair in the world. From braids and bantu knots to curly ‘fros and ‘locs, we set cross-cultural trends with hairstyles that embody and portray our Black girl magic. Bearing her crown of majestic tresses, singer, songwriter and actress Ledisi is a consummate trendsetter.

She brings forth class, grace and style, with intention. With nine albums and 12 Grammy nominations, her jazz-infused R&B is the epitome of unrestricted soul. Once you experience her invigorating, yet soothing vocals, you will crave the next encounter. Her latest single, “All The Way,” is currently climbing the charts. Next month, she begins her Let Love Rule tour with fellow songbirds Tweet and Melanie Fiona.
When speaking about her natural hair journey, Ledisi was candid. “This hair is a lot. I started cutting it because I wanted a little more freedom,” she said with a lighthearted laugh. “Locs get really heavy the more they grow. I think it’s harder to maintain natural hair.”

Having someone to keep her coif in check is a must.

“My hairstylist, he’s so great. I love him. He’s in L.A., I’ve been working with him for about a year now and my hair has grown so fast,” she revealed. “He lets my hair grow; he doesn’t cut it all the time. He knows how to do every style. His name is Sir Tony. If my locs feel too heavy, he helps me out with that. I love the color he chose for me. He knows how to make sure I’m not doing too much damage to my hair.”

Get the rest over at Rolling out! https://rollingout.com/2018/04/19/ledisi-lets-love-rule-her-mental-physical-and-spiritual-energy/

#RHoA: Remember DJ Tracy Young Kim’s Ex-Lover? Well she called A “Fame-Obsessed Coattail Rider”
The final part of the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” three-episode reunion has just aired and nearly the whole hour was subjected to the drama that Kim Zolciak caused during her return season ten. The name of a DJ was brought up between an argument featuring Kandi Burruss and the mother of six that has us asking the same question you probably are: What is the story with Kim Zolciak Tracy Young?

Earlier in this installment of “RHOA,” Mrs. Biermann sat down with Sheree Whitfield and insinuated that she wouldn’t let Kandi Burruss “lick her box.”
Burruss, who has been the center of bisexual drama for two seasons in a row, put Kim on the spot for saying that she would even think about hooking up with her.

She then called out Kim for her own lesbian experience by revealing that she fooled around with DJ Tracy Young during a Bahamas trip while her kids were close by!
In 2010, Kim and Young had a fling that was sort of very shortly featured on the show. She and the DJ who was hired to remix her song “Don’t Be Tardy For The Party” dated for around three months.

When the record-spinner spoke to the press about their relationship, Kim backtracked and said it was a one-time thing.

Zolciak then wrote on her Bravo blog: “Let me just get right to Episode 10. Yes, Tracy was there. If I knew then what I know now, she wouldn’t have been. At the time I never thought I would come to see her as a liar, and a fame obsessed coat tail rider. But one thing I’ve realized about backstabbers — they’re only powerful when your back is turned. That chapter of my life is done with!”

Tracy definitely remembers it differently. She told the Miami New Times that they had a personal experience and she never even wanted to be on the show — in fact she hated it.
The DJ is still active as not only a music producer but an on-air personality.

#Empire: Primetime Ratings: ‘Empire’ Delivers Win For Fox
Led by Empire, Fox won the Wednesday ratings battle, posting a 1.5 in viewers 18-49, per the Nielsen overnights, along with a 6 share. In second was NBC at 1.3/5.

Empire was down a tenth of a point at 1.7 and Star was a flat 1.3.
On NBC, The Voice did a 1.4—it scored a 1.5 Tuesday--and Law & Order: SVU grew 27% to 1.4, then Chicago P.D. ticked up 9% to 1.2.

CBS rated a 1.1/5. Survivor went up 7% to 1.6 and the two-hour Criminal Minds finale posted a flat 0.9.
ABC was good for a 0.7/3. It had comedy repeats and a fresh Alex, Inc. at 0.6, down 33% from last week, then Designated Survivor at a level 0.6.

Univision and Telemundo both did a 0.5/2.

The CW rated a 0.4/2, with Riverdale up a tenth at 0.4 and the premiere of The Originals at 0.4.

#NewMusic: Stream Mya’s Sexy New Album ‘T.K.O. (The Knock Out)’
Mya is back with her sexy new album T.K.O. (The Knock Out). The 38-year-old songstress continues to deliver sultry new R&B since being an independent artist for over a decade. Released through her Planet 9 imprint, the 12-track album is the singer’s thirteenth project including albums, mixtapes and EPs, many of which have been independent since 2007’s Liberation.

Stream T.K.O. (The Knock Out) HERE

In addition to her music, MΓ½a has been expanding her career as an actress with the brand new show 5th Ward The Series. She plays the lead character Mina, a single mother of two struggling to make ends meet in the historical district of Houston’s Fifth Ward.

#HipHopNews: KXNG Crooked Announces Slaughterhouse Departure
KXNG Crooked has cut ties with Slaughterhouse. The West Coast lyricist revealed he’s left the supergroup, which hasn’t released an album since 2012’s Welcome To Our House.

“I’m no longer a part of Slaughterhouse,” he said in a video uploaded on Instagram. “I’m no longer a part of that collective. It ain’t no beef. It’s all love. I wish them dudes nothing but success. I mean that. Ain’t no problems with Shady. I love Shady … What they do for me and what they continue to do for me, I’m very appreciative.”

Slaugterhouse’s inactivity as a group prompted Crooked to officially announced his departure. The veteran MC laughed when discussing the collective’s long-rumored Glass House album, saying he’d retweet it if it ever drops.
“I’ve been sober for two years,” he noted. “Let me tell you a secret. Sober Crook likes to rap. Group ain’t rapping no more and that’s fine. It was fun while it lasted. Glass House, I have no clue. All I can tell you [is] it exists. If it comes out, I’ll retweet it. Other than that, it’s all love. Everybody who supported me in Slaughterhouse, thank you.”

The future of Slaughterhouse has been bleak since Joe Budden stepped away from rap and carved out a new career as an online personality. Last year, the inability to release Glass House prompted some public disputes between the group members.

The Waffle House Terrorist suspect HAS BEEN CAPTURED in woods behind apartment complex
Travis Reinking, the man accused of killing four people at a Nashville-area Waffle House on Sunday, is now in custody, Metro Nashville police said Monday.
The arrest in a wooded area behind an apartment complex capped a day-long manhunt for the suspect police say unloaded an assault-style rifle at the restaurant in Antioch early Sunday morning.

The tragedy sparked a cycle of shock, grief and anxiety among residents throughout Nashville.
Nashville public schools started "lock-out" procedures Monday while Reinking was on the loose. Police warned residents to keep their doors locked.

It's not clear what Reinking did during his roughly 35 hours on the run.

Police have released the names of the four people who died after being shot at a Nashville Waffle House.
In a news release, Metropolitan Nashville Police identified those killed Sunday as 29-year-old restaurant worker Taurean C. Sanderlin of Goodlettsville, 20-year-old restaurant patron Joe R. Perez of Nashville, and 23-year-old Akilah Dasilva of Nashville.

Reinking is from Morton, Illinois, and police believe he moved to the Nashville area last fall.

He worked in construction but was fired from a job about three weeks ago, police said. Reinking started with another construction company last Monday, but did not show up for work Tuesday.
The 29-year-old has a history of delusions and run-ins with the law.

In May 2016, Reinking had a delusional episode and told first responders that he believed pop star Taylor Swift was stalking him, according to a police report.
Reinking's family also told police he had made comments about killing himself.

These are the Victims of the Tennessee Waffle House Shooting!

The victims were identified today: Akilah DaSilva, 23; DeEbony Groves, 21; Joe R. Perez, 20; and Taurean C. Sanderlin, 29.

Akilah DaSilva : According to CBS News, DaSilva, 23, was critically injured inside the restaurant and died at Vanderbilt University Medical Center shortly after. He was studying musical engineering at Middle Tennessee State University.

"He meant the world us. He was humble, kind, compassionate, outgoing and very creative. We could describe him in so many words. He spoke through his creativity and he entertained the world through his music," his mother Shaundelle Brooks told the station.

DeEbony Groves CNN reports Groves, 21, was fatally injured inside the Waffle House. She'd reportedly been out with her Delta Sigma Theta sorority sisters before heading to the restaurant.

Groves was a senior at Belmont University where she was studying social work and set to graduate next month. A friend who went to high school with her told The Tennesseean "[Groves] was a brilliant young lady, very, very intelligent and a very hard worker."

Joe R. Perez Perez, 20, was reportedly shot and killed outside the restaurant. According to BuzzFeed, he was working as a subcontractor in Nashville.

His mother took to Facebook to express her grief: "Please say a prayer for my family for today is the hardest day of my life. Me, my husband and sons are broken right now with this loss. Our lives are shattered," she wrote.

Taurean C. Sanderlin: The Tennessean reports Sanderlin, 29, was a Waffle House employee who was standing outside the restaurant when he was fatally shot. Not much has been confirmed yet about his personal life, but according to BuzzFeed, Sanderlin's friends called him "T."

Last summer, Reinking was arrested by the Secret Service for trespassing near the White House.
Reinking said he wanted to meet with US President Donald Trump and told a Secret Service officer at the northeast entrance that he was a "sovereign citizen" who had a "right to inspect the grounds," according to a Metropolitan Police Department incident report dated July 7, 2017.
He was charged with unlawful entry, an arrest report states, but the charges were dismissed after he completed community service.

At the FBI's request, Reinking's Illinois firearms authorization was revoked, and four weapons -- including the AR-15 style rifle used in Sunday's shooting -- were seized.

Authorities in Tazewell County, Illinois, later returned the seized weapons to Reinking's father. Police said the father gave later gave them back to his son

#SOTW Janet Jackson’s ‘State Of The World Tour’ Adds Cincinnati, Raleigh, And Miami Tour Dates!
 Janet Jackson is extending her uber-successful tour with more shows.

Global superstar Janet Jackson will return to arenas and amphitheaters across the U.S. this summer with an extension of her outstanding and in-demand State of the World Tour. The outing will showcase some of the legendary entertainer’s biggest dance anthems and powerhouse ballads that have become staples of the music icon’s career.

Produced by Live Nation, the newly announced U.S. dates will kick off July 11 in Austin, TX and visit cities across the country including Cincinnati, Hershey, Raleigh, Miami, and more. Tickets go on sale to the general public starting Friday, April 27 at LiveNation.com. These dates are in addition to her previously announced headlining dates including the Essence Festival, FYF Festival, Panorama Festival, and Outside Lands.

Tickets for the new dates go on sale Tuesday.
Jackson’s State of the World Tour, which toured United States and Canada, was a critically acclaimed success.
The singer will also play a number of music festivals this summer, including Essence, FYF, Panorama and Outside Lands.

#OOOPS: Tiffany Haddish READS TMZ For Filth
Tiffany Haddish reads to TMZ to filth via social media for NOT having any manners.

Read HERE: “Let me tell you how fucked up this shit is out here. Okay. I fly into LA. Fly into Los Angeles LAX. TMZ standing there like with the camera wanting to take a picture. We’ve got umpteen thousand bags. Alright. The man standing there on a pillar watching me and my girls. That’s all of us! Load this Escalade up all by ourselves. He stood there and WATCH us do it. Holding the camera. Stood there and watch us. As, soon as we finish he going to come over there. “Can I ask you some questions?” If you don’t get the fuck out of my face trying to ask me some Got Damn questions.  You could of been helping us. I was going to stood there and talk to your ass for 30 to 45 minutes. I would of told you … I would of told you who the fuck bit Beyonce. I would of told you every motherfucking thing if you would of help us with this heavy ass bags. You lazy motherfucker! I know your momma raised you better than that!”

You can see that HERE

TMZ is out of order for that SMH. What is wrong with men today you can stand there and watch us women load bags and not help Weak.

Abby Lee Miller Shares Pic From Hospital Bed After Surgery, Cancer Diagnosis
Abby Lee Miller shared a pic from her hospital bed on Saturday, April 21, four days after having 
“So much gratitude and love for those who listened, those who looked deeper and those who leapt into action,” she captioned a photo on Instagram that showed her wearing a hospital gown and holding a hand over her mouth, with an IV drip near her wrist. “So much more I wish I could say……about how quickly your life can change at the hands of others.” She added her thanks for fans’ prayers and love.

As previously reported, the Dance Moms star, 51, underwent surgery almost a week after being hospitalized for back pain. Doctors believed that she had an infection in her spine and needed to have an urgent procedure in order to avoid being paralyzed. Doctors were “not sure yet how aggressive it is or which stage it is.”
 “Abby is devastated but is strong and trying to put on a brave face,” the source said. Miller remained at the hospital as the medical staff determined her course of treatment. “She will make it through this,” the insider added.
The dance instructor had been staying in a halfway house after her early release from prison at the end of March. She had been locked up after being found guilty of bankruptcy fraud in May last year and served eight months of her one-year sentence.

Tristan Thompson Living In Cleveland Hotel After Cheating Scandal
Khloe Kardashian may be undecided about her future with cheating baby daddy Tristan Thompson, but one thing is certain: she doesn’t want the bad boy basketball player at home right now.
 “Tristan is living at a hotel in Cleveland. She kicked him out!” according to sources.
“She needs time to figure out what to do, but she doesn’t want to be near him right now.”

Kardashian — who welcomed their daughter True on April 12 in her adopted home base of Cleveland — plans to eventually relocate to Los Angeles with her baby to be closer to her family in the aftermath of Thompson’s betrayal. The 33-year-old mom told him he has to stay somewhere else in the area if he wants to visit their child.

“He’s looking for something in L.A. to rent near Khloe,” the source explained. “She told him he has to make an effort to be around her and True, so he’s trying. He needs to prove to her he wants to be there.”
The 27-year-old NBA star was caught cheating on Kardashian with multiple women just days before she welcomed her baby girl.
Though Kardashian and Thompson are still in limbo, her momager Kris Jenner and sisters are pushing for her to kick him to the curb for good.

China Anne McClain READS Anita Baker For Being Rude To Her Mother and Anita RESPONDS!
China Anne McClain was extremely disappointed when she took to Twitter to blast Anita Baker for being rude to her mother.
The “Black Lightning” star claims her mother complimented the R&B diva and she popped off on her.
Anita hopped on Twitter to let everyone know she was just minding her business and trying to fill out a passport app when China’s mother came along being loud and blew up her spot to the entire office.
China responded to Auntie Anita to let her know her mother is a professional and the whole office only consisted of 8 people.
Then Anita responded back
Ooop. Did she call Anita a liar in a christianly and respectable way?

Toronto Van Plows Along Sidewalk, Killing 9 and 16 injured in 'Pure Carnage' The suspect in custody
Nine people are dead and 16 are injured after the driver of a van plowed into multiple pedestrians in Toronto on Monday, Acting Police Chief Peter Yuen said.

The driver, who authorities said hit pedestrians on a busy street north of downtown Toronto, was in custody after leaving a trail of destruction stretching up to a mile, officials said. The van has been located, Toronto Police media representative Gary Long said.
Authorities have not said publicly if the vehicle collisions were intentional. But a law enforcement official briefed on the situation in Toronto told CNN the incident is believed to be deliberate.
The incident happened in the North York area at the intersection of Yonge Street and Finch Avenue, police said.
The suspect covered between a half-mile and a mile in the vehicle, said Stephen Powell, district chief for 

Seven patients from the incident were received at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. The hospital was unable to provide details on the severity of those injuries.
In recent years, individuals have driven vehicles into crowds of pedestrians in fatal attacks in major cities including Barcelona, New York, London and Nice.
Chelsea Luelo, who works at Capriccio CafΓ©, saw the incident and said she thought the driver was hitting people intentionally.

"It looked like he was going straight, halfway through the sidewalk," Luelo said.

Oprah Being Sued For Reportedly Stealing Show Idea for ‘Greenleaf’
Oprah Winfrey’s hit drama “Greenleaf” is apparently a rip-off. Screenwriter Shannan Lynette Wynn and Pastor Lester Eugene Barrie claim the “Own” Network CEO stole the entire concept. The partners are suing for hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages.

The show is about a Memphis megachurch and the drama within the first family and fellow church leaders. Wynn and Barrie claimed to have pitched the idea for the show to OWN. The network apparently seemed interested at first and even asked for additional concepts and pitches, but eventually turned down the offer.  The partners said they were taken by surprise to see the premiere of the show years later.

In the lawsuit filed in California, Wynn and Barrie spoke briefly about the #MeTooMovement and then connected it to another issue in Hollywood of stealing work. The lawsuit reads, “Hollywood has been the subject of extreme scrutiny due to revelations of what has been an undisclosed, decades-long history of abuse, sexual harassment and discrimination by those in power.” It continued, “On a different front, and just as pervasive, has been the flagrant pilfering of the creative; specifically, the victimization of the hard-working, dedicated writers, authors and creators whose toil and artistic works have been stolen, misattributed and exploited by the unscrupulous and untouchable titans and high-status players of the entertainment industry. Creative theft, in Hollywood, has become a cottage industry.”

According to TMZ, the partners also said they pitched their show to ABC who instantly turned it down. They believe ABC teamed up with Winfrey to steal their idea.

According to The Wrap, Wynn and Barrie are seeking $150,000 for each act of infringement, as well as an injunction barring the defendants from infringing on the plaintiffs’ copyright.

Shania Twain Issues Apology After Saying She Would Have Voted for Trump
Shania Twain is speaking out after saying she would have voted for Donald Trump in an interview with The Guardian.

The “You’re Still The One” Canadian singer issued a statement on Sunday (April 22) to clarify her thoughts.

“I would like to apologize to anybody I have offended in a recent interview with the Guardian relating to the American President. The question caught me off guard. As a Canadian, I regret answering this unexpected question without giving my response more context,” she said.

“I am passionately against discrimination of any kind and hope it’s clear from the choices I have made, and the people I stand with, that I do not hold any common moral beliefs with the current President. I was trying to explain, in response to a question about the election, that my limited understanding was that the President talked to a portion of America like an accessible person they could relate to, as he was NOT a politician. My answer was awkward, but certainly should not be taken as representative of my values nor does it mean I endorse him. I make music to bring people together. My path will always be one of inclusivity, as my history shows.”

R. Kelly Mounting ‘Comeback Campaign’ Amid Sexual Misconduct Accusations
R. Kelly is headlining the news for sexual misconduct allegations, but even as the R&B star’s confidantes head for the hills he is “furiously” trying to salvage his career and image.

Sources close to the situation tell The Blast Kelly’s inner circle is trying extremely hard to re-build his team after his lawyer, publicist and assistant all bailed.  We’re told the plan is to find a group that can help give the “Trapped in the Closet” singer a “comeback campaign.”

Kelly has been the subject of alleged sexual assault and misconduct crimes for years, but now a recent documentary by the BBC, “R. Kelly: Sex, Girls and Videotapes,” examines the allegations of a sex cult where the singer allegedly held women against their will.  His team did not give any specific reasons for leaving, but reportedly all split in the wake of the documentary airing.

We’re told the remnants of Kelly’s inner circle have already contacted many top names in celebrity crisis public relations, including 5WPR in NYC and Sitrick And Company in L.A., looking for help and guidance on how to navigate the new scandal.  However, we’re told both firms turned down the opportunity to represent Kelly as a client.

We’re told Kelly continues “frantically” searching for representation, but a source in the celebrity PR world tells us most people will be scared to represent him in the current social climate, especially considering his long history of accusations which includes a child pornography trial.  He was ultimately acquitted of those charges.

Regardless of the current downfall, sources tell us Kelly is “furiously” recording music in Chicago and hoping that the possibility of a comeback is not out of the question.

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