#BARBZ: Nicki Minaj Talks Meek Mill Case, Being Single, And More In ‘Elle’ Magazine
Nicki Minaj rocks the latest magazine ‘Elle’ Magazine ’s July 2018 issue discusses the following topics: being single, Meek Mill’s imprisonment, and new music.
On being single.
“It’s the first time in my life I’ve ever been single.”
Nicki is now in her mid thirties, and from the age of 15 until just last fall, she has always had a serious boyfriend. “Six years, twelve years, three, four,” she says. Over time, this came to have consequences she didn’t anticipate.
“I remember feeling like I could do anything at one time in my life,” she says, “and somewhere along the line, I just started second guessing myself, for whatever reason.” That all ended when she started learning how to sleep alone. “As soon as I realized that I could actually live and breathe, and eat and sleep, and walk and talk without having a boyfriend, something clicked in me.”
“Becoming single,” she goes on, “was one of the things that made me feel strong and powerful. The fact that I am a young woman who doesn’t need a man for money. I don’t need a man for a job. I’ve never had to fuck for beats. I’ve never had to fuck for a record deal. I don’t have those pressures. I get up when I want, shop when I want.”
On Meek Mill’s legal problems.
Nicki Minaj called the judge who was widely criticized over her handling of rapper Meek Mill’s case “very sweet and maternal”.
Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court is denying Meek Mill’s motion to have Judge Brinkley removed from his case at least until after his next hearing.
“I know that when I went there pleading for his freedom, I know that she”—Judge Brinkley—“spoke to me and was very sweet and maternal, and we both cried in her chambers, and she gave him another chance,” Nicki says. “So I don’t know what’s going on.”
According to Meek and his lawyer, while Nicki and Meek were still together, she witnessed a bizarre incident in Brinkley’s chambers in which Brinkley suggested Meek remake “On Bended Knee,” by Philly natives Boyz II Men. Meek demurred—he says Nicki actually laughed out loud. (Brinkley declined to comment for this story.)
Meek’s cause. But she doesn’t. She says legal a few more times, then goes quiet without confirming Meek’s account.
On new album ‘Queen’
“I really think it’s gonna be the best album of the year,” she says. As we sit here, it’s only mid-April, and Beyoncé has yet to weigh in on the matter. But this much is already certain: Queen is Nicki’s best work—spare, aggressive, boom-bappy as fuck. It’s Nicki Minaj in beast mode. “I went through a moment where I got to know myself again, and then I went through a moment where I got to know myself as the rapper again. And then I locked [myself] in the studio”—see?—“and I didn’t want to leave.” She basically hasn’t left since. “Spiritually, I’ve experienced more growth in the last six months of my life, of my career, than I have in the last eight years.”
#RHoA: Gregg Leakes, I have Cancer Now the battle begins!
NeNe Leakes just revealed that her husband, Gregg Leakes, has been diagnosed with cancer.
“Our New Normal and the fight begins👊🏾,” The Real Housewives of Atlanta star, 50, captioned an Instagram photo of Gregg sitting in front of a computer screen that read “Cancer” with a red line through it on Wednesday, June 13. “#f—kcancer🖕🏾🖕🏾🖕🏾🖕🏾#mdandersoncancercenter #yougotthis#iloveyou.”
NeNe announced in May that she was canceling her upcoming comedy shows because Gregg, 63, had been in the hospital for more than two weeks.
“First of all, I just want to say that I feel very blessed and extremely lucky to be able to do what I do. I’m so grateful that you guys purchased tickets to see me everywhere,” she said in an Instagram video on May 22. “I have to cancel my Albany, New York, show and my New York City Caroline’s show. Today marks the 15th day straight that Gregg has been in the hospital.”
“I find it very difficult to stand on stage and laugh and have a good time and give you guys your money’s worth knowing that my husband is in the hospital not feeling well. He has said to me over and over again, ‘Go on, go out there, have a good time, do the show, I’m going to be fine.’ But I find it mentally very hard for me to do that,” NeNe continued. “Gregg will be out of the hospital this week. He will be stronger, he will be better and we will be out here doing this show again in no time. Thank you for loving me! Thank you so much.”
Gregg’s health issues were also documented on a November 2017 episode of RHOA when he was hospitalization for a “dangerously low” heart rate.
“I heard his voice on the phone and I knew that he was afraid,” the Glee alum said during the episode. “Oh my God, what if Gregg doesn’t come home? What will they find? Is this something that Gregg’s not telling me? I can’t even imaging Gregg not walking on this earth. I can’t do this. Gregg has to get better.”
NeNe and Gregg tied the knot in 1997 and separated in 2010. Their divorce was finalized in 2011, but the duo later reconciled and remarried in 2013. Their second wedding was featured on a RHOA spinoff titled I Dream of NeNe: The Wedding.
We’re praying for Gregg’s recover stay strong NeNe!
‘Empire’ and ‘Chicago Fire’ Casting Director is Now Seeking Talent
Are you looking for your next audition? Major casting company is now seeking new talent.
Simon Casting, the casting director behind Chicago Fire, and Empire is now seeking unrepresented Chicago actors to audition for roles in TV shows and movies filming in the area.
For more information Simon Casting Open Casting Call go here http://www.twitter.com/projectcasting
WE WANT TO MEET YOU! We are now accepting submissions for General Auditions for unrepresented Chicago talent. Please send your headshot and resume to (casting directors are no longer accepting submissions) Please no phone calls – if we would like to schedule an audition with you, we will reach out via email. Thanks
#NewMusicVideo from Macy Gray titled ‘Sugar Daddy’
Grammy Award-winning R&B soul singer Macy Gray is poised to make a strong return to the top of the charts with her new single “Sugar Daddy,” a song from her forthcoming 10th album, Ruby, due out on September 7th.
Co-written by Meghan Trainor and Gray, the song and video are both vintage and modern. Directed by Christian Lamb, the visual is a nod to the 1972 classic Billie Holiday biopic “Lady Sings The Blues” starring Diana Ross. In the clip, Gray is a lounge singer struggling to win over the crowd but things sway in her favor once she decides to sing “Sugar Daddy.” Evan Ross cameos.
#HipHopNews: Bun B Unveils "Return Of The Trill" Album Cover & Release Date
Bun B’s fifth solo album has a new release date. After teasing a March 16 release that came and went earlier this year, the UGK MC has announced his Return Of The Trill LP will drop on August 31. The legendary MC shared the date, along with his album’s cover art, in a recent Instagram post.
“One more time for PAT!” he wrote. “August 31. Full album. Let’s do this! #ReturnOfTheTrill #August31 #UGK4LIFE #RIPPIMPC.”
Return Of The Trill will be Bun’s first album since 2013’s Trill OG: The Epilogue.
Oh My? Dolce and Gabbana’s Stefano Gabbana Calls Selena Gomez ‘So Ugly’!
Selena Gomez’s fans came to her defense after designer Stefano Gabbana made an offensive remark about her appearance.
The Dolce & Gabbana fashion house cofounder, 55, went after Gomez, 25, via social media on Monday, June 11, after the Instagram account @TheCatWalkItalia posted a collage of the “Back to You” songstress wearing red. Gabbana criticized Gomez’ looks, writing in the comments, “É proprio brutta!!!,” which translates from Italian to English as, “She’s so ugly!!!”
Although Gomez has yet to respond to Gabbana’s diss, 13 Reasons Why actor Tommy Dorfman stood up for the show’s executive producer. “@stefanobabbana you’re tired and over. your homophobic, misogynistic, body-shaming existence will not thrive in 2018,” wrote Dorfman, who plays Ryan Shaver in the Netflix drama. “it is no longer tolerable or chic. please take many seats.”
The former Disney star’s loyal following also slammed Gabbana. “Shame on you for online bullying. Doesn’t matter if 1 million people see it or 1 person, it’s bullying. It’s wrong,” one Gomez devotee replied. Added another: “We love this beautiful queen.”
This is not the first time Gabbana has gone after a celebrity on The Catwalk Italia page. On Friday, June 8, the designer slammed Kate Moss’ Saint Laurent LBD, simply writing, “No.”
Gabanna and his business parter, Domenico Dolce, who are both openly gay, have also made controversial statements about LGBTQ families. “We oppose gay adoptions,” Dolce, 59, told Panorama magazine in March 2015. “The only family is the traditional one … No chemical offsprings and rented uterus; Life has a natural flow, there are thins that should not be changed.”
Queer Eye star Antoni Porowski recently disassociated from the brand after his social media followers updated him on the situation. The chef, who once supported the line with costar Tan France, wrote in via an Instagram statement in May that he has since distanced himself from it.
“With public collaborations come social responsibility,” he noted at the time. “Thank you for bringing my attention that larger conversations and rigorous vetting need to take place before aligning myself with certain brands.”
Tamar Braxton and Vincent Herbert Fuel Rumors of a Reunion After Being Spotted Grocery Shopping
Despite the couple’s ongoing divorce, Tamar Braxton and Vincent Herbert have been spotted out together doing one of the most standard activities for married couples.
Herbert and Braxton, who filed for divorce in 2017, were snapped grocery shopping in Calabasas, Calif., on Monday, June 11. The photos come a week after the duo went with Braxton’s mom and sisters to Walt Disney World to celebrate son Logan’s fifth birthday.
And it’s not the first time Herbert, who looks noticeably slimmer since undergoing weight loss surgery last year, has been seen with his wife after the divorce filing. In January, the spouses were seen on video with Logan, whom they’ve been co-parenting since the filing.
Since the news of their divorce, however, fans have speculated it was a publicity stunt for their We TV series, “Tamar and Vince.” So upon seeing these new pics, questions about the state of their union resumed.
“So they worked things out? Or yet just getting along?”
“She was actually just on IG like a couple weeks ago saying that she didn’t have a man 😭”
“I mean so what though that’s still her husband… how many times we break up or leave our mates and somehow end up back with them … I mean they got a kid for goodness sake🤦🏾♀️”
But Braxton has spoken about their split several times, confirming on “The View” in February that she lives separately from Herbert and that her filing was not a sham.
“I definitely filed for divorce. That’s not a lie,” she says.
Braxton allegedly left Herbert because he cheated and supposedly impregnated his mistress. However, she clarified that wasn’t the reason she left her music exec hubby.
“I filed for divorce because we work together, he’s my baby’s father, we’re together each and every single day, we’re attached at the hip. And it just got to be too much,” Braxton says.
#FashionFiles: Who Rocked It Better? Beyoncé Or Remy Ma in $1,790 Gucci Over-The-Knee Boots
It’s all Gucci! We have a style showdown between Queen Bey and Remy Ma. Both ladies recently hit the stage rocking Gucci’s $1,790 ‘GG Canvas’ over-the-knee boots. While they both wore cut off shorts with their boots, both of them certainly added their own flair.
Beyoncé kicked off her OTRII tour wearing the boots with a crystal mask and Coal N Terry shorts while she draped a body chain over her ensemble. She completed her look with a Dapper Dan x Gucci exclusive jacket. The GG logo in the jacket complemented the boots and was just enough to not appear as overkill. The Bey hive stained over this look on opening night!
Remy performed at Hot 97’s Summer Jam over the weekend wearing her boots. She teamed them with a GG logo long sleeve top covered by a graphic tee, denim shorts, a GG logo fanny pack by the brand and a bejeweled rainbow headband. During her performance she decided to ditch the headband. Which way do you think looks best?
Both ladies wore looks that featured lots of the Gucci logo. The boots were definitely a statement for Bey and Remy. Who do you think wore it better?
If you’re feeling the boots, purchase a pair HERE.
#OOOPS: Kathy Griffin Calls Out Kevin Hart: Says he made a PU##Y Move
Comedian Kathy Griffin, who was blacklisted for bashing Donald Trump, calls out Kevin Hart for not talking about Trump in his comedy act…
Kathy tells USA Today,“I do feel like this is such an anxiety-ridden time for everyone that there is a thirst for all kinds of comedy.”
“And look, if you want to not hear about Trump at all, go see Kevin Hart. He doesn’t even mention Trump. I personally think that’s a p—y move because he’s a black man. But I guess he’s selling more tickets than I ever will.”
Ummmm, Not sure she should have done this. But we’ll wait for a response from Kevin Hart!
New York attorney general sues Trump Foundation, alleging vast illegal activity
New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood sued President Donald Trump and his charitable foundation on Thursday, alleging that the president and his adult children illegally used the private foundation for personal, business, and political expenses.
The lawsuit alleges illegal activity that took place over more than a decade, including "extensive unlawful political coordination with the Trump presidential campaign, repeated and willful self-dealing transactions to benefit Mr. Trump’s personal and business interests, and violations of basic legal obligations for non-profit foundations," according to a statement from the attorney general's office.
The suit accuses the president, along with Ivanka Trump, Eric Trump, and Donald Trump Jr., of violating multiple counts of state and federal law. Foundation funds were used to pay off Trump family legal obligations, promote Trump businesses, purchase personal items, and influence the president's 2016 campaign, the suit said.
Ivanka, Eric, and Donald Jr. were members of the foundation's board, but failed to ensure the proper handling of charitable funds, the suit alleges. In fact, the board had not met since 1999.
Trump responded on Twitter, vowing not to settle.
The sleazy New York Democrats, and their now disgraced (and run out of town) A.G. Eric Schneiderman, are doing everything they can to sue me on a foundation that took in $18,800,000 and gave out to charity more money than it took in, $19,200,000. I won’t settle this case!...
"This is politics at its very worst. The Foundation has donated over $19 million to worthy charitable causes — more than it even received. The President himself – or through his companies — has contributed more than $8 million. The reason the Foundation was able to donate more than it took in is because it had little to no expenses. This is unheard of for a charitable foundation," a spokesman for the Foundation said.
According to the suit, campaign staff repeatedly directed the foundation's disbursement of funds and used the donations to boost the campaign, particularly with an Iowa fundraiser the president threw in lieu of attending a presidential debate in early 2016. Enlarged foundation checks were displayed at campaign events.
In one instance, the petition cites an email sent by Trump's then-campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, telling the foundation to cut a $100,000 check to the Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation after a media inquiry about Trump's charitable donations. A check was sent to the group the same day.
"As our investigation reveals, the Trump Foundation was little more than a checkbook for payments from Mr. Trump or his businesses to nonprofits, regardless of their purpose or legality," Underwood said in a statement. "This is not how private foundations should function and my office intends to hold the Foundation and its directors accountable for its misuse of charitable assets."
The attorney general is seeking to dissolve the foundation under court supervision and obtain restitution of $2.8 million, plus additional penalties. It would also ban the president from serving as a director on a New York nonprofit for a decade, and ban Ivanka, Eric, and Donald Jr. from doing the same for a year.
The attorney general has sent letters identifying potential violations to the Federal Elections Commission and the Internal Revenue Service, as well.
Meghan Markle travelled to Cheshire, England in style on Thursday for her first solo engagement with Queen Elizabeth II.
Revisiting one of her favorite designers, the Duchess of Sussex wore Givenchy—the same fashion house that designed her wedding gown for her marriage to Prince Harry.
According to Meghan's Mirror, she accessorized the look with black, Sarah Flint heels, as well as a Givenchy purse. She also wore a Givenchy belt and a bracelet. Of course, her engagement ring and wedding band were on display, as well. She even debuted some new royal accessories—pearl earrings she received from The Queen.
As for Her Majesty, the Queen wore a green coat over a floral print dress. She accessorized her look with a matching green hat, white gloves and pearl
‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ renewed for season 11
“RuPaul’s Drag Race” and its aftershow “RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked” have been renewed by VH1 for another season.
“RuPaul’s Drag Race” will return for the 11th season following its most successful season in the show’s history. Deadline reports the 10th season pulled in 794,000 viewers 18-49 and 1.2 million total viewers in Live+7.
The reality show competition has also received 10 Emmy nominations and secured four Emmy wins. RuPaul has won outstanding reality host in 2016 and 2017.
The “RuPaul’s Drag Race” season 10 finale airs on Thursday, June 28.
David Spade Donates $100K To Mental Health Organization Following Kate Spade’s Suicide
David Spade honored his late sister-in-law, Kate Spade, with a $100,000 donation to the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
The fashion designer, who was married to David’s brother, Andy Spade, died by suicide on June 5.
In a statement to People, the actor and comedian said:
More people suffer from mental health issues than we may realize but no one should ever feel ashamed to reach out for support.
If you or anyone you know is in need of help or guidance please contact the national suicide prevention hotline at 800-273-8255 or go to nami.org to learn more and help those who may be in need.
After Kate’s shocking death, David Spade revealed his sister-in-law was battling depression and anxiety, but they had no idea she was suicidal.
Kate suffered from depression and anxiety for many years. She was actively seeking help and working closely with her doctors to treat her disease, one that takes far too many lives.
We were in touch with her the night before and she sounded happy. There was no indication and no warning that she would do this.
It was a complete shock. And it clearly wasn’t her. There were personal demons she was battling.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is a grassroots organization providing aid to Americans suffering from mental illness and raising awareness to eliminate the stigmas associated with psychological and psychiatric patients.
YOUR FIRST LOOK: Disney Release ‘Dumbo’ Teaser Trailer | In Theaters March 2019
Disney has released the teaser trailer for Tim Burton‘s live-action remake of Dumbo and I’m totally here for it!
Circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) enlists former star Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell) and his children Milly (Nico Parker) and Joe (Finley Hobbins) to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus.
But when they discover that Dumbo can fly, the circus makes an incredible comeback, attracting persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton), who recruits the peculiar pachyderm for his newest, larger-than-life entertainment venture, Dreamland.
Dumbo soars to new heights alongside a charming and spectacular aerial artist, Colette Marchant (Eva Green), until Holt learns that beneath its shiny veneer, Dreamland is full of dark secrets.
Watch The Trailer HERE
Release Date is March 29, 2019
Rihanna is SLAYING in Poiret at the “Ocean’s 8” London Premiere
Miss Rih is here to S;AY even if the material looks like a gum wrapper and have it come off high-fashion?
That would be a strong affirmative. As always she’s making the impossible look chic. No one else could look as good in this dress than she does right now.
Always taking a dare and making it work! LOVES RIHANNA…
Poiret Gold Metal-yarn Draped dress Dress from the Fall 2018 Collection
Maria Tash Earrings
Harry Kotlar Diamond Ring
Christian Louboutin Clutch
Giuseppe Zanotti Sandals
Styled by Mel Ottenberg | Hair by Yusef | Makeup by Priscilla Ono | Nails by Jenny Longworth
AND FINALLY FROM “THE CRAZY PEOPLE SHOPPING AT WALMART” FILES
‘WALK LIKE AN EGYPTIAN’
More like Medusa with that staring power…
#EGGPLANT NATION Meet Buck!
Meet Buck! Well to see more you can GO HERE TO SEE THE PICS! And remember they’re NSWF!
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