You asked for her, you got her…
November 16, 2012 – 9:00 AM
Lyfe Jennings is not here for K. Michelle!
We’ve all had moments where we’ve allowed ourselves to get out of pocket and make some bad decisions, and K. Michelle’s moment came last October when she dipped out on her Tampa show with Lyfe Jennings. K. Michelle at the time was still under the impression that she would be headlining the show, so when she arrived and found out she’d be performing before Lyfe, she refused to perform. She created so much of a ruckus that in the end, the promoters booted her off the bill and went on without her.
Yesterday, during an interview with Power 105.1FM’s Breakfast Club Morning Show, K. Michelle explained why she was so pissed off that night while admitting that she was wrong for bailing on her fans.
I was so wrong for that. Let me tell you. They were promoting me. They didn’t even have Lyfe Jennings on the flyers really. No one knew he was out of jail, so I get there and he [had told] them “No, she needs to open up for me.” It was a crowd of women and you were using my name and promoting me. I was like, “No, he’s going to go on first, he’s been in jail. I’ve been out here working and grinding, you been in jail!” I ended up saying I would go on but by then the promoters was like “No.” I made a lot of people pissed off in Tampa. I learned as an artist regardless of anything your fans come first. Just f—k it. Just go out there and sing and let them get up and leave after. I should have went on but I was like, “Damn, we didn’t know you was out, bruh.”
Of course, Lyfe Jennings got word of K. Michelle’s interview and responded with a series of tweets [unedited]:
Doesnt Kmichell relize that everytime she talks bad about Lyfe her fan base goes down…Next time u do an interview in NY go to their web site and see what their listeners are sayin about ur words on Lyfe..
But ima keep bein me and not say nothin negative. Cause i know once love and hiphop is over humbleness will b swift
What’s so funny is I get calls for shows with K and I turn em ALL down. And no one has went on without me.
And to any promoter: stop callin me i will not do a show with KMichelle on the bill. If shes involved i wont be. Dont need the drama.
Lyfe was so riled up, he continued tweeting about his gripe with the music industry and artists who are faking it till they make it:
Yaw dont be fooled by the musicians with 5 -600k followers cause they buyin them… #thirsty
They even got teams of inturns to comment good things on interview sites to make u think people really like them..#fake
Ima give yall the game on this biz foreal…
Thats why its kinda good people not buyin records nomore because ur only gonna buy who you love.
Musicans fake like they got alotta money cause they think yawll will wanna be apart of that. All those clothes cars and jewlery is rented.
They gettin at the most 100k (if that) in signing bonuses. 25k to the lawyer 20% to manager then 25% taxes = 40k to last a yr
Name 5 musicians that u still love that have been around 10yrs…
Catch a few highlights and video below:
On how she learned to embrace her skin tone
You know what I had great women in my life to help me overcome that. I remember I went through a period where I didn’t embrace my chocolatiness. I don’t know if that’s a word, but I didn’t embrace my chocolate lifestyle. Just being a chocolate, lovely brown skin girl and being proud of that. I remember being out in the sun and I was trying to shield myself from the sun and [Beyonce's mom Tina Knowles] said, ‘Are you crazy?’ She said ‘You are absolutely gorgeous’ and she just told me how beautiful I was and how rare chocolate is and how gorgeous the skin is, all of this stuff. And I was just like ‘Yeah!’ Like a light went off and so and my mother had me sitting out in the sun a little more, just to be a little more chocolate.
Her advice to women dealing with insecurities
You just embrace it. You embrace everything that you are as a woman, even your flaws too. And those things that you want to fix too and you work at making them better.
On whether she would consider doing a documentary like Beyonce’s
I would. The funny part is [Beyonce] actually inspired me to talk to my computer because sometimes you do get so lonely and writing in a diary is just…I get tired and it actually puts me into a trance to where I become sleepy. So I am never able to talk those things out. If I did want to go and see a therapist, I don’t have the time to. But it actually helps you to look back and [reflect]. If you look at a day and it’s like five years ago and you can see how far you’ve come. I think that’s important and that’s why [Beyonce] is so strong and knows exactly where she wants to be. So I was like, I’m going to try that. I’m going to try that this month and see what happens.
Love her honesty!
Pic After The Jump
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian have found a way to get people talking about them again. The couple have posed topless for the cover of an upcoming issue of the French magazine L’Officiel Hommes.
Fashion photographer Nick Knight shot the image. Check it out below.
Kobe Bryant has been keeping a smile on his wife Vanessa’s face ever since she decided to shake him up a bit and file for divorce last year. The couple were spotted looking super rich and very happy as they made their exit from the Warner Brothers and InStyle magazine Golden Globes after party this past Sunday in LA.
It seems as though Kobe found out real fast that it is definitely cheaper to keep her. According to California attorney Andrew L. Botros, if the couple had went forward with their divorce, per California law, Kobe would have had to cough up child support for his two daughters as well as spousal support INDEFINITELY as well as a split of all of his properties.
A 10-year marriage is considered a long-term marriage and a California judge can award spousal support indefinitely. Vanessa and Kobe crossed that 10-year threshold a few months before Vanessa initiated divorce proceedings, meaning Kobe might have had to pay spousal support for the rest of Vanessa’s life (ouch).
So what are we looking at in terms of child and spousal support?
According to Forbes, Kobe’s annual income is somewhere in the neighborhood of $53.2 million dollars. Assuming that he has 50/50 custody of his two daughters, Kobe would have to pay somewhere near $365,000 in child support under the California Guideline. He also would probably have to pay somewhere around $1,000,000 in spousal support.
These are not annual figures. These are monthly estimates.
I didn’t mention property division. Kobe and Vanessa were married on April 18, 2001. Under California law, every penny Kobe earned from basketball or endorsements from the date of marriage to the date of separation is considered community property. It’s half Kobe’s and half Vanessa’s. That also applies to every mansion, car, yacht, or private jet that the either party purchased with community money.
Well dayum! That is enough motivation for any man to be on his best behavior and fight to keep his marriage together. That’s some serious business right there.
Catch a few more flicks of Kobe and Vanessa in the Gallery
Posted by ChasinDatPaper on November 26, 2012 at 3:00pm
Nate Dogg’s fans are very happy today after it was announced that his fourth and final solo album will be released in 2013. According to AllHipHop the name of the album is It’s A Wonderful Life. It will be released through a new deal between Seven Arts Music and United Media and Music Group,
The project will consist of previously unreleased material and will boast heavyweight features from Mary J. Blige, Dr. Dre, Eminem and Jay-Z.
In other Nate Dogg news, his children have won a legal battle involving his estate after his mother Ruth Holmes and ex-wife LaToya Calvin threw in the towel.
LaToya took over Nate’s estate after his passing in 2011 from complications of multiple strokes. The singer did not leave a will. In August LaToya filed court documents seeking to have Holmes appointed as her co-administrator.
Nate’s children were very upset by the move and asked that a professional administrator be appointed because they believed the two women were only out for themselves and would not spread the wealth equally.
Nate’s daughter, Aundrane Hale, told TMZ back in September that Holmes was never a grandmother to the kids and had withheld money from them in the past. She also said that LaToya didn’t even attend Nate’s funeral.
LaToya withdrew her petition for control earlier this month, and her lawyer told TMZ, “Nate’s children wanted a ‘professional administration’ and Ruth and LaToya decided to withdraw to avoid conflict with the children.”
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Video After The Jump
STAR talks Miami Heat giving Chicago Bulls that work, the 50 Cent likes to feed his n*ggas craze, interview with URL boss Norbes, Charles Ramsey not being interested in reward money for saving the kidnapped women in Cleveland, Serius Jones coming back to battle rap and the crazy rumor circulating about Jay-Z/Foxy Brown and Jamie Foxx.
Radio legend Troi Torain (STAR) always delivers hard-hitting objective truth. As a culture critic he is vicious, as a businessman he is relentless, as a luminary he is un-matched.
Considered radio pioneers by many, Star & Buc Wild have set precedents on the urban landscape and were recently inducted into News One’s “Top 20 Black Radio Jockeys Of All Time.”
Star & Buc Wild made the national stage on MTV (1999) but it was their radio show on New York’s Hot 97 (2000 – 2003) that secured their place in Hip-Hop history.
Star & Buc Wild’s resume includes The Source magazine, MTV Networks, Hot 97, Power 104.1, Power 105.1, Pulse 87, Hip-Hop Weekly magazine, Vladtv, Thisis50, 100.3 The Beat and shot97.com and VH1 (Reality Television).
This clip is from their LIVE show (12noon — 2pm) on http://shot97.com.
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May 10 2013
No matter what Chris Brown does in his career there are people who will never let him live down his past. Despite the hate, the Virginia superstar continues to crank out hit records.
He seems to have developed a thick skin recently and isn’t letting outside influences set him off as often as he had in the past.
He’ll need that new attitude when he takes a look at the latest poll from Public Policy Polling. PPP polled a group of Americans to get some insight into their least favorite pop stars. Chris took the top spot.
Jay-Z, Rihanna, Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga also made the top 5. Peep the top 10 list below.
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1. And the most disliked popstar in the country is…
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As Olivia Pope on Scandal [my obsession], Kerry Washington is responsible for fixing D.C.’s high profile problems, and in Hollywood, Kerry is fixing the way black women are being portrayed on prime time television. As the first black woman to lead a network drama in 40 years, Parade magazine has not only featured her on the cover of Sunday’s issue, but they’ve also named her “The Game Changer,” which is exactly what she’s doing by shaking up those major networks portrayal of black women.
During her interview, Kerry revealed that she wasn’t really aware that they were setting out to make history and that the dysfunctional D.C. drama that’s shown on the show isn’t totally that far from the truth. She also dishes on whether or not she’s talked to President Obama about the show, her new role in Tyler Perry’s “Peeples” and what career she’d be in if this whole acting thing didn’t work out.
On Going From Working on Django to Immediately Working on Scandal
“I feel like I barely survived Django emotionally. The violence. Hearing the N-word every day. It cost me a lot psychologically, but it was worth it to tell that story.”
“I had two days between finishing Django and starting up again on Scandal. It was nuts. That first day back I had to walk across the Rose Garden in heels. I thought, ‘I don’t remember how to walk like Olivia Pope anymore. ‘ I’d been barefoot in the woods for months playing a slave.”
On Making History With Scandal
“I didn’t realize…when I was auditioning for the role. I knew that in my lifetime I’d never seen it. But it didn’t compute to me that I’d be making history. I just fell in love with the character.”
On the Dysfunctional Washington D.C. Portrayed in the Series:
“The story lines…push what’s possible. But there are stories on the news that change what we think is possible all the time. You hear about a governor who’s disappeared into the Appalachian trail because he has a South American lover, or somebody else’s behavior on Twitter. I mean, if you want to look at presidents having affairs—there are about four I can think of off the top of my head.”
On If She’s Ever Asked President Obama What He Thinks of the Show
“I haven’t wanted to ask the president his opinion of the show. But I have lots of friends in the administration who love it. We make D.C. look sexy and exciting.”
On How She Landed a Role in Tyler Perry’s Peeples
“I’m a goofy person. That’s how I ended up in Peeples. Tyler Perry saw me joking around…and said, ‘I had no idea you were this silly.”
On What She Would Be Doing if She Wasn’t Acting
[Although she won an acting scholarship to attend George Washington University, she majored in sociology and anthropology. “I wanted to study people. I thought I would either teach or be a shrink.”
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Gucci Mane is once again a free man after being released from an Atlanta jail today. Guwop was originally arrested March 26th on aggravated assault in connection to an incident at Harlem Nights club in Atlanta.
Gucci stands accused of hitting a fan over the head with a champagne bottle.
The 1017 Brick Squad boss was released from Fulton County Jail on April 12th after posting $75,000 bail. However, he was arrested again the very next day for probation violations related to the assault charge according to TMZ.
Gucci’s attorney, Drew Findling, says his client is due back in court later this month.
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