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You already know emotions run high in relationships. Very high. And when said relationships are compromised, particularly with infidelity or inappropriate flirting, it can cause a person to spiral out of control. And while it might be best to keep your hands to yourself when you discover a cheating partner or a disrespectful woman, things don’t always work out that way. You need look no further than the following women…and the women they fought over a man.
We told you yesterday that Keyshia Cole was videotaped dry-humping the top of a piano like she was in heat. She then posted it to Instagram and tagged Birdman in it. Feeling some type of way about the reception the thirst-heavy clips received, Cole deleted them and hoped that it would be the end of discussion. Too bad for her, Baller Alert was able to get their hands on the clips before she took them down.
We see you #KeyshiaCole! #Birdman #pressplay #IGAfterDark A video posted by Baller Alert (@balleralert) on
People had quite a bit to say about the videos, and I guess Cole was sick of it, so she posted this message on her Instagram last night:
Yes, it’s golden feces. She captioned the image, “Some people act like they _ don’t stink tho. GTFomf”
“GTFomf,” in case you were wondering, stands for “get the f**k out of my face.”
While I’m sure Cole doesn’t want people in her business, she needs to do a better job of keeping said business private. Posting videos she should have found a way to share only with Birdman, and physically fighting over him to the point that she was arrested for it is not a good look. Especially since she was just telling people that estranged husband Daniel is the one who needs to “grow up.” Just saying…
If you and I are honest with ourselves, we’ve all had moments that were less than sane. But if we’re lucky, reason, a good girlfriend or the Holy Spirit intervened before we ended up making a complete and utter fool of ourselves.
Sadly, Keyshia Cole had one of those moments and no one was there to stop her.
So what did she do this time?
Well, you know when your man, past or present, is not giving you the attention you deserve and you think about doing a little something to show him what he’s been missing? That’s what Keyshia did.
The R&B singer uploaded a couple videos of herself writhing and then air humping a piano. That alone would have been weird enough but she took it a step further by at mentioning Birdman.
And while she deleted the videos shortly after they were posted, it didn’t stop Baller Alert from grabbing them for plenty more to see.
Take a look at the three of them below.
After watching these videos, I have a few of observations.
1. Judging by that awkward whine, Keyshia might have been under the influence of something which impaired her judgement.
2. The men bobbing behind her do not love her.
3. Perhaps she was set up. Maybe the person recording the video did this completely out of spite. Notice how that person lingered on that picture of Keyshia on the wall so we all knew who was on that piano flinging her braids around? I just find it hard to believe that Keyshia looked at those 15 second clips and thought, “Yes, that’ll get him.”
Shame it had to go down like this.
What do you think of Keyshia’s videos?
“You Gotta Just Grow Up”: Keyshia Cole Has Some Words For Estranged Husband Daniel After His Depression Reveal
Keyshia Cole’s personal life has been filled with some ups and quite a few downs as of late, including being arrested for fighting over Birdman and constantly having to answer questions about the state of her marriage to Daniel “Boobie” Gibson. Recently, while promoting her new album The Point of No Return on “106 & Park,” Cole was again asked to confront the rumors and questions about her love life. And she did, in her own way. Check out what she had to say about Gibson claiming he dealt with depression after she left him, and what she had to say to fans about her recent arrest.
On Daniel Saying He Went Through Depression Because Of Her:
“[Laughs] Well, we parent our child together, so I speak to Daniel all the time. As far as his depression is concerned, I think as a friend, he has to understand as well that things that bring you to that point of being depressed, or losing something that matters to you more than anything, you can’t repeat the same thing that got you there in the first place. And so I think as a friend, that would be something that I would have to express to him. You gotta just grow up.”
If She Wants To Speak On Getting Arrested For Fighting Over Birdman:
“Oooh girl, we getting into something now. Girl…get me all uncomfortable and everything…No thank you. I appreciate that though. I appreciate that because my fans do mean a lot to me and I really do appreciate my fans rolling with me over the last 10 years and being in reality television. But I’ve learned that some things you have to keep to yourself.”
And yet, Cole just put either Gibson or Birdman on blast this week for trying to win back her love with money. So much for keeping things to yourself.
Check out her conversation with Keshia Chanté below and let us know what you think about her responses.
Keyshia Cole has been going through it in the past year or so. Her marriage is ending, rather publicly, though neither of them have filed for divorce, and then most recently she got into a fight with another woman over Birdman. Poor Keyshia. It’s always something.
But by the looks of her Instagram, Keyshia might have had enough of the shenanigans from the men with whom she’s been romantically linked.
A few days ago, she posted this wad of cash on her Instagram page. As these things usually go, it was the caption that told the deeper story.
Cash gifts are always nice. Don’t change shit tho! This @daniel_gibsonjr money tho. I don’t need it. Just put it up for him.
Naturally, the picture and caption are leading folks to think that the money came from Birdman…or Booby, her ex husband. But considering Booby last played for Cleveland in 2013 before getting injured, it’s more likely the cash came from Birdman.
People think money goes farther than it actually does. While Keyshia accepted it, she made it clear it doesn’t mean anything.
And then after the picture of the money, she posted this quote:
“And a mistake repeated more than once is a decision.”
This quote is making me think that it could have been directed toward Booby though. How many times has Birdman messed up? Either way, it’s just entirely too much mess.
Woman Attacked By Keyshia Cole At Birdman’s Home Says Assault Was Unwarranted, Cole Says “You Can’t Force Loyalty”
We told you last week that Keyshia Cole was in police custody early Friday morning for fighting a woman inside of the home of Cash Money Records Co-Founder, Bryan “Birdman” Williams. TMZ reported that Cole has been involved with Birdman on the low-low, and that when she arrived at his LA penthouse early Friday morning, she wound up attacking the woman and leaving marks and scratches all over her face. Cole had to fork over $46,000 to get out of jail and once she got out, the singer attended the BET Hip Hop Awards later in the weekend.
Well, according to TMZ, the victim of the assault is a woman named Sabrina Mercadel, and she reportedly works for Birdman through Cash Money and has been for more than 10 years. According to sources close to her, Mercadel says she is not romantically involved with Birdman, so she doesn’t understand why Cole attacked her. Mercadel says that she has known the entrepreneur and rapper since they were young, but is not doing anything with him other than business.
Sources say that Mercadel wasn’t even alone with Birdman when Cole arrived at his penthouse at 5 a.m.–there were four other people there. They say that Cole came in the home and questioned Mercadel about the extent of her relationship with Birdman once the employee was spotted walking out of his bathroom.
Mercadel is currently resting at home taking pain medication for her injuries, while Cole is out of police custody posting stuff like this on Instagram:
And according to Necole Bitchie, Cole posted this message before deleting it:
“And finally you realize…you cant force it to be something. You can’t force consistency, loyalty or even honesty… You can’t force them to keep their word or to communicate, or to realize something special is in front of them.”
What a mess Cole has found herself in…
Keyshia Cole might have made nice with her estranged family members, but she reportedly wasn’t so nice to a young woman she found in Birdman’s penthouse. I’m sure you’re wondering why she would care about who’s in Birdman’s home…
According to TMZ, Cole spent Friday morning behind bars for this:
They claim the singer popped up at Birdman’s home in Los Angeles in the wee hours of the morning to see the rapper, producer and Cash Money CEO. Their sources claim that the two are (or were) dating, and when the singer arrived and was able to gain access to his penthouse, there was another woman there.
It’s unclear what happened from there, but she wound up putting her hands on the woman and left scratches on her face. The police were called and Cole was arrested for battery and an outstanding reckless driving warrant but was released on $46,000 bail.
That’s a hefty bail for some foolishness…
No comment from her reps as of yet, but she did put up two cryptic messages on Instagram two hours ago:
One song can make or break an artist’s career. The right song can put them on the map, but the wrong song can send them to court, which was the case with these artists sued over their songs.
The Notorious B.I.G.
Even though he’s been dead for almost two decades, The Notorious B.I.G. still isn’t exempt from being sued over his music. Lee Hutson, former lead singer of The Impressions, is suing Biggie’s estate over the alleged illegal use of one of his songs. Hutson accuses the Brooklyn rapper of using a sample of “Can’t Say Enough About Mom” in his 1994 song “The What” featuring Method Man and he only noticed it two years ago. Bad Boy Records filed a pre-emptive claim a few days before Hutson saying any claim about a sample is past the statute of limitations. Negotiation between the two sides broke down and it looks like the suit will be headed to court.
Forbes‘ Top 5 Wealthiest Hip-Hop Artists list has remained unchanged for three years — until now! Jay Z can no longer claim his throne as the second-richest rap mogul in America. And while Diddy (unsurprisingly) tops the list again, he’s about $120 million richer this time around!
Diddy can now boast to being worth a whopping $700 million — a sweet upgrade from last year’s $580 million, thanks to a majority equity stake in Revolt TV, a new channel focused on up-and-coming music aficionados.
“Right now my focus is Revolt and making it the number one, most-trusted, most credible worldwide brand for music,” he recently told Forbes in an interview. “And to get Revolt to be the quintessential definition of real time. I think that’s the future.”
Diddy is closer to becoming a billionaire than ever! At $700 million, Ciroc Obama — as he once dubbed himself — damn near can’t be surpassed.
Jay Z and Dr. Dre, however, have been neck-and-neck for years with Hov having the slight advantage. But this time, the Beats headphone tycoon penned a deal with Carlyle for a cool $500 million — “Beats’ value is soaring toward $2 billion,” Forbes adds. Dr. Dre pushed Jay Z out the way and secured second place with a net worth of $550 million; he was at $350 million just last year!
Jay Z falls down to third place with a net worth of $520 million, a step up from 2013’s $475 million. Much of Jay Z’s recent growth comes from Roc Nation, the sports management agency that the Holy Grail rapper added to his record label.
Birdman, founder of Cash Money, has seen a slight jump in his net worth — $150 million to $160 million in one year. The record label includes hip hop’s most lucrative artists such as Drake, Nicki Minaj, and Lil Wayne. “Diversification is on the way with Cash Money Content, a YMCMB clothing line and GT Vodka,” Forbes adds.
Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson saw his net worth increase by $15 million. Currently worth $140 million, the laid-back rapper owes his fortunes to his VitaminWater venture.
The Forbes‘ Top 5 list hasn’t seen new rappers on the list since 2010 — Jay Z and Diddy was No.1 and No.2 respectively, but Akon and Lil Wayne followed with Dr. Dre in fifth place.
And if you want to learn more about how Hov made it to the top of this list, check out the latest Moguldom Studios documentary.
Bet no one’s batting an eye when this year’s Billboard Power 100 announced Jay Z and Beyonce as No. 1. Between Jay Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail and Beyonce’s self-titled visual album — which came upon us like a thief in the night — it’s no surprise that the Carters were selected as the top dogs of the music industry.
Billboard further solidifies Jay Z and Beyonce’s throne as “King Jay and Queen Bey” by crowning them the most powerful moguls in entertainment. Last year, these two weren’t even on the list! The reason, according to Billboard, for their sudden placement on the mighty lineup are their unparalleled methods of connecting to their audience.
“They instantly changed how the industry and fans thought about interacting with music,” Billboard notes. In a symbiotic relationship, Samsung agreed to purchase 1 million copies of Magna Carta Holy Grail – and offered the album for free to Galaxy S4 consumers – to rival Apple’s dominion over the market; Jay Z nabbed a $5 million deal and went platinum.
“You’ve got to have cutting-edge ideas with cutting-edge companies who are ready, willing and able to reach a mass audience. It’s great Jay Z is forcing all of us to think this way,” said Scott Borchetta, Big Machine Label Group’s CEO.
In response to going platinum, Jay Z famously tweeted “#newrules.”
Beyonce, following her husband’s philosophy, flipped the music industry upside down with an album that caught everyone off guard. Without a promo, the Drunk in Love songstress dropped 14 new songs and 17 videos on December 13. Engulfed by the hype, almost everyone and their mamas bought Beyonce’s $16 visual album; it sold 80,000 copies on iTunes in three hours!
Britney Spears’ Britney Jean album barely sold 64,000 copies in 10 days.
“The release of Beyoncé’s album was a great way to finish the year, and a chief reminder for me that artists, songwriters and producers have really good ideas,” said Jon Platt, Warner/Chappell Music’s creative president.
Other notable people of color who’ve made the list are Frank Cooper (the CMO of global consumer engagement at PepsiCo is No. 15), Bryan ‘Birdman’ Williams and Ronald ‘Slim’ Williams (No. 50), the aforementioned Jon Platt (No. 51), and L.A. Reid (No. 56). Many of the people who made the list are executives on the business side of the music industry rather than performers.