T.I. celebrated with his 32nd birthday with his wife Tiny and their celeb couple friends last night. They headed out for a birthday dinner with some of their kids while Toya & Memphitz and Tamar & Vince joined in on the fun.
L.A. Clippers star Chris Paul celebrated his big GQ October 2012 Special Issue cover with his fam and friends.
Chris Brown was back in court on Monday for a probation progress report hearing in his 2009 assault on Rihanna. After testing positive for marijuana during a random drug screening, a judge decided not to revoke his probation.
Brown appeared with his lawyer Mark Geragos in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom for the first time in over a year. Superior Court Judge Patricia Schnegg said community service logs from Brown’s home state of Virginia were “somewhat cryptic” and further review was needed to determine whether he had adhered to his probation.
According to a probation report, the “Turn Up the Music” singer admitted to smoking marijuana in California, where he has a medical marijuana prescription, but he failed the test in Virginia, where weed is illegal even with a prescription.
“You are not an average person sitting in a living room,” said Judge Schnegg. “You are not only in the public eye, but you are on probation.”
Earlier in the day, Rihanna wished him well. “I’m praying for you and wishing u the best today!” she tweeted.
Another hearing has been set for November to review various probation records. Based on a report issued in mid-August, Brown needed 120 hours to complete his community service, but his attorney claimed he had completed 1,400 hours of service.
Breezy returned to Twitter to thank his fans for their support. “I love all the fans and supporters. Back to work. ‘Don’t judge Me’ video is ready. Coming soon,” he wrote.
Yesterday it was reported that Wiz Khalifa was wanted for questioning in a hit and run accident that happened on the set of his latest music video. Turns out Wiz smashed his 1969 Chevy Chevelle into not one but TWO cars before fleeing the scene..
Sources say Wiz actually hit 2 cars … including a Lexus, which sustained serious damage to the front end.
One source who was at the scene tells us the Chevy was leaving the video shoot when the driver punched the gas and lost control … slamming into the Lexus, which caromed into another car.
As we previously reported, the women in the 3rd car claims Wiz fled from the scene — she has since filed a hit-and-run report with police.
Basketball Wives’ Gloria Govan and Matt Barnes tied the knot in Las Vegas. Matt Barnes and Gloria Govan famously called off their nuptials at the last minute back in 201o, but this weekend Matt and Gloria finally made it down the aisle.
From The Las Vegas Journal
Spotted: Matt Barnes of the Los Angeles Clippers, marrying Gloria Mendoza-Govan on Sunday at the Little Church of the West, with teammate DeAndre Jordan serving as best man.
At the request of Chris Lighty’s mother rapper 50 Cent has hired a team of investigators to examine the circumstances surrounding Chris Lighty’s death.
From Fox 5
At the request of Chris Lighty’s grieving mother, superstar artist 50 Cent has brought in a high-powered team to investigate the hip hop mogul’s death, sources confirmed.
Fox 5 News has obtained a copy of his will, which leaves everything to his wife. What is on page 3 is raising eyebrows. Except for a fund set aside for his children, the will says if he is survived by his wife, “I give my entire residuary estate, real and personal, to her.”
The will, drafted in 2007, provides a separate $1.6 million trust fund for his children.
Lighty was laid to rest earlier this month after a star-studded sendoff. But many of those who knew him still can’t it believe it was a suicide, as the New York City Medical Examiner ruled.
Dr. Michael Baden, a former New York City chief medical examiner, was called in by the family for a second autopsy. The results so far are inconclusive.
VH1 is producing a web series for Jim Jones’ mother called Mama Jones’ World and her very first guest is Lil Scrappy’s mama, Mama Dee.
Back in 2010 Alicia Keys and Beyonce recorded a duet called ‘Put It In a Love Song’ and headed down to Brazil to shoot a big flashy video.
Tons a pictures were leaked from the video set and fans waited anxiously for the release of the video but it never happened and nobody ever said why.
Finally Alicia Keys explains the mystery of the missing video.
ESSENCE.com: Fans have been dying to know what ever happen to the “Put It In a Love Song” video you shot with Beyoncé?
KEYS: Ohhh man! Y’all aren’t going to leave me alone about that! Sometimes with creative things [it] all comes together and it’s (makes perfection kissing noise) and sometimes things almost come together and it’s better to just leave it. So we love that song. We had a ball shooting the video. It just so happens that the whole thing, for some reason or another, didn’t quite come together so we just decided to leave it. And that’s what happened
Solange Knowles is known for her eccentric style, quick wits, singing voice and of course, for being the little sister to megastar Beyonce.
In her latest interview with Lurve Magazine, Solange got more sensual than ever, and opened up about everything from her personal style to the natural hair critics.
On her sense of humor and fashion risks
That sense of humor is really just the key to keeping my sanity, not taking myself or others too seriously. I’m the first one to make fun of myself because, quite frankly, I do some dumb sh-t all of the time. I don’t get embarrassed too easily, either. That’s a trait that has served me well, and made a fool of me sometimes.
I mean, look at some of my fashion choices back in the day. You know how people say, ‘Who let her walk out of the house that way?” or “She needs more people!”… Oh believe me, I had the people, and they tried, but I resisted the arrest! Life is suppose to be about experimenting and going for it, especially in your twenties. So I have to just go for it, and laugh later.
On growing up with less boundaries than Beyonce
I think your parents set so much structure in the first child because it’s so new and fresh, and you are trying to do everything right, and by the second one you’re like, ‘Eh, they’ll be okay.”
In one way, I think that my parents’ leniency really allowed me the freedom and experiences to be a very independent thinker. In a lot of ways, I had the freedom to really explore the world. They trusted me and I really tried to hold value in that. That is, until I got pregnant. [laughs]
On so much attention being focused on her Hair
I’m actually really trying to navigate my feelings on the entire hair issue and it’s tough doing that publicly. On one hand, I can’t ignore the fact that I have done things that have put attention on my hair with going on Oprah and being apart of Carol’s Daughter.
I was asked to go on Oprah on an episode that was dedicated to Black Hair, and to speak about why I cut my hair. I honestly thought, “Number one, it’s Oprah, and who wouldn’t want to go on Oprah and meet her?!?! She’s amazing! But also, I thought if I addressed it then, then maybe I wouldn’t have to on that level again.
I spoke about how I felt like my hair was holding me back in some ways from fully utilizing my life, in terms of the time, energy and money I was spending. I also remember very clearly saying that this was the phase I am in at the time and that if I wanted to wear a weave down to my calves–when and if that time came–I very much so would. I still feel that way now. I realize for some people that this was a big turning point in terms of how they saw me.
I’m actually no longer a part of Carol’s Daughter, but throughout my entire time working with them, I was constantly fighting for the right message to be heard. The message that, the way we wear our hair is a personal choice, there’s no right or wrong way; one way doesn’t make us more intelligent, or more superficial, and every one makes that choice for very different reasons.
On the time she vented on twitter after reading an article about her hair:
I made some comments on Twitter recently about an article someone sent me that a young writer wrote about how much energy we are putting into other people’s natural hair. I thought it was really interesting, and in a lot of ways true. That is until I came across the part of the article that mentioned how certain commenters were debating on the texture of my hair in its natural state.
I really, truly was not even aware that there was a natural hair system in place to measure the texture of your hair. At that point I thought to myself, “This is really kind of crazy…that these people know more about my hair than the human that even carries it!” I went to my Twitter and sort of impulsively expressed that. I don’t regret it one bit but sometimes trying to put how you feel in an one-hundred forty character structure is not very successful. It sometimes comes off as ranty and aggressive, and that was not my stance at all.