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In case you haven’t heard, the city of Atlanta is in a state of crisis right now. The southern state is not really equipped to handle winter weather and yesterday presented a new challenge. There was snow and ice. And while many didn’t have fun in the winter weather, people, including children, were stuck on the road all night and had to sleep in their cars, Kandi and Todd tried to relive their childhood activities.
Tood took an innertube and tried to sled down the driveway. But it really didn’t end too well. Take a look and see what happened in the video below.
When it was Kandi’s turn, the two had wised up and Todd was there to help her out. Check it out.
While it may not be as big a deal to see an interracial couple anymore, Samuel and Kandea Aarons learned in a disappointing way that not everyone is as accepting of it yet.
The couple from Columbus, GA told MyFox Atlanta they were in Atlanta for a day of shopping and dining. They chose to eat at East Atlanta’s Spondivits and were met by a friendly enough parking attendant. They said it wasn’t until they got back to their home that they’d noticed the words “jungle fever” written on their valet ticket.
Kandea Aarons said she couldn’t believe it happened:
“I was upset but I was mainly disappointed. Disappointed that this is still taking place today. 2014. Especially in the big city of Atlanta.”
Of course, the message is referring to Spike Lee’s hit movie from the ’90s, Jungle Fever.
The general manager at Spondivits said he spoke to the parking attendant who serviced the Aarons and he admitted to writing the message. The attendant, who is African-American, was terminated for his actions. The GM then contacted the Aarons to apologize and offer them gift cards to eat at the restaurant in the future. However, Kandea Aarons turned down the offer and said she will be contacting an attorney.
Interesting. It sounds like Spondivits may have some trouble on their hands if the Aarons’ attorney thinks they have a case.
So while Mama Bey is on tour break, Papa Jay is still rolling along on his “Magna Carter Holy Grail” tour. Friday night’s stop was at Philips Arena in Atlanta. After putting on a 90 minute show (if you’ve ever been to a Jay Z concert, you know he performs almost all of his hits, just not in full), it was time for the Carters to hit the club.
The chosen spot for the night was Club Reign and with cousin Angie Beyince and other friends in tow, the VIP was rocking. As if on cue, the DJ dropped “Drunk in Love,” which has easily and quickly become a fan favorite from the Beyoncé album. Although it’s dark, Bey and especially Jay are seen in the video below jammin’ to the track while still sitting in the VIP (you know the move: jamming hard to the song without ever getting out of your seat).
Bey had a little cocktail in her hand to go right along with her song and it looks like a fun time was had by all.
“Drunk in Love” is the song of choice right now for seemingly all the DJs when they see the couple: the day after Christmas, a DJ at Greenhouse nigh club in New York City dropped the track when the Carters were spotted walking in the club.
Cheers to love!
You know how you all are always saying you wish Janelle Monae would wear colors other than her standard black and white? Well, she finally posted pictures in something…a little different.
Friday night, Janelle and her team hosted Wondaland’s “T’was The Night Before Christmas” Party and apparently, the attire called for everyone to where their pajamas for the evening. As you can see, everyone donned their finest and Janelle stepped out in a red number.
Well, a red footed onesie, anyway. That’s right, the Electric Lady wore a Domo Kun onesie and looked as fabulous as ever. It’s so crazy that even in her “down” gear, Janelle Monae always looks like a Cover Girl. We totally need her skin regimen.
Of course, we shouldn’t expect to see Janelle bust out in a red number during her public performances but we’ve noticed that in her off time, Janelle takes her uniform off and cuts loose.
I’m going to also put this out here because I’ve been thinking about it for weeks: Janelle further solidifies my decision that I need one cute footed onesie in my wardrobe arsenal for the winter. You may laugh but I’ll be sipping hot chocolate in style.
Usher’s ex-wife Tameka Raymond hopes to keep the memory of her late son Kile Glover alive and one way she’s doing that is by honoring him with a 5K Run.
The Give Thanks 5K run/walk will take place Saturday morning in Atlanta and is being held to raise funds for the Kile’s World Foundation’s art initiative and camps.
The 11-year-old Glover died in a boating accident in Atlanta’s Lake Lanier over a year ago after being run over by a personal watercraft and suffering from critical injuries.
“I know when I’ll be running, I will be thinking of him,” said Raymond. “I’m thinking about him every day, but he was my running buddy.”
You can read what else Tameka had to say about her “running buddy” over on ESSENCE.com. While we’re sure it continues to be unbelievably hard to press on without him, we’re glad to see Tameka is keeping Kile’s name and legacy alive.
Now, I’ve refrained from even mentioning this because you all would never believe it to be true (unless you’re in Atlanta and have witnessed somthing with your own eyes), but this rumor has been buzzing for quite some time that Keshia Knight-Pulliam and Big Tigger are dating.
Earlier this year, Tigger was allegedly spotted leaving Knight-Pulliam’s apartment building after a night out on the town. Now, of course that could have been totally innocent and since then, they’ve been spotted around Atlanta together at different events but not necessarily looking like an item. Although they’re both still in the public eye, neither of them have been really open about their love lives.
The Jasmine Brand recently caught up with Big Tigger at the 2013 Soul Train Music Awards and asked Tigger very directly about what’s going on in his personal life:
TJB: Before I let you go, what’s our love life like? You know what the rumors are – how’s our love life going?
BJ: Our love life is awesome!
TJB: Are we in a committed relationship?
BT: Our love life is awesome!
So okay, he doesn’t want to talk about it. Keshia, for her part, doesn’t do many interviews about anything so it’s hard to find anything she’s said about her love life. But we did find one interview from a few months ago that she did with Sasha from Kiss 10s 104.1. While the interview is mostly about her non-profit, Kamp Kizzy, she talks about her love life with her boyfriend, Darian, around the 3:50 second mark.
Big Tigger’s real name: Darian Morgan.
So yeah, we think there’s something going on with these two and while it does seem like a bit of an odd pairing, they go back years and most people will tell you that friends make the best lovers.