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Hey Stranger: Bow Wow Is Trying Really Hard To Get At Adrienne Bailon

January 13th, 2016 - By Veronica Wells
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Now that his relationship and engagement to Erica Mena is over, Bow Wow has his sights on the next leading lady of his life: Adrienne Bailon.

There go those rumors that he was giving it another go with the mother of his daughter. Then again, he might be trying to add more than one woman to the roster, particularly a famous woman. Who knows.

Either way, he’s posted a series of messages trying to get Adrienne’s attention.

First, there was this one on his Facebook.

A note to all you fellas, when you’re trying to approach and woo and young lady, it would be very helpful to spell her name correctly.

Never one to be discouraged, Bow Wow didn’t let the minor setback keep him from expressing his affections.

Peep the time stamp. Adrienne’s a bad girl, y’all. She was all on his mind at 6:13 in the morning. I guess she didn’t see the message though because he posted another one on Instagram, later that day.

It got a little stalker-y there acting like he was going to roll up on her job. Judging from the very little I know about Adrienne from watching her on “The Real,” I would think, hope and pray that she wouldn’t go down this rabbit hole with Bow Wow. After years of shenanigans, he’s proven over and over again that he’s King Drama. If their relationship doesn’t work out, he’ll be sure to drag Adrienne’s name through the mud. And the way her stock is rising in the entertainment industry, she just can’t afford to take this type of step. Furthermore, after dating and being engaged to a man in his forties, Bow Wow probably wouldn’t know what to do with her.

Two words: Run. Girl.

Bow Wow’s Baby Momma Denies Abuse Allegations

December 10th, 2015 - By Veronica Wells
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Earlier today, we reported that Erica Mena accused her ex fiancé Bow Wow of beating women and she hoped that type of karma didn’t get passed down to his daughter–his seed as she put it.

TheShadeRoom caught her leaving a more damning comment than the one we initially reported, saying:

“Now he can go back to beating her ass again. I’m good on dealing with his Little man complex.”

Mena was referencing the mother of Bow Wow’s child, Joie Chavis. She also mentioned that she had a photo that would change his life. Hmm…

Well, the abuse claim is a strong one.

So strong in fact, that Chavis had to step forward and refute the claim.

She stepped into The Shade Room to leave a comment.

“Beat? When? Where? I NEVER say anything but this sh*t is just unacceptable, and ridiculous to say the least. Shad has never laid a finger on me, so dead it!”

Source: Instagram/TheShadeRoom

Source: Instagram/TheShadeRoom

She also said that she and Bow Wow are not getting back together. They are simply hanging out as friends.

According to TheShadeRoom

“Y’all gotta chill with these long a** paragraphs. It’s not that deep bruh, and we are not together. We are just friends, and I am single. I know it’s probably weird to some who have f*cked up relationships and can’t co-parent but that’s not the case here.”

Those might be her intentions but we’ll see what Shad has up his sleeve.

“I’m Not Showing The World Who You Really Are” Erica Mena Claims Bow Wow Beats Women

December 10th, 2015 - By Veronica Wells
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We’re sure you already knew this but Erica Mena and Bow Wow are done. And in true former reality star, washed up rapper fashionm they’re using their social media platforms to talk about their breakup.

Last night, several social media sites like The Shade Room and Fameolous were posting videos of Erica Mena talking about going on dates and then lamenting the flawed characters of men.

And then this one where she turned up a little bit.

#PressPlay: Oop! #EricaMena might have hit a nerve with #Bowwow 😩😩😩 (view previous post)

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Somebody was mad.

And what was Bow Wow doing during Erica’s outbursts? Well, he was galavanting about with his baby momma. He posted a picture of them in the club, left a comment under an Instagram video, with a bouquet of emoji flowers. He even flirtatiously called her “punk.” You know, in the same way dudes would call you “big head” not really knowing how to express their true intent or emotions.

Then earlier today, Bow Wow posted another image of himself and his baby momma hanging out in what looks like a home. There are no receipts but I wouldn’t be surprised if it were the basement that Bow Wow and Erica occupied during their courtship and engagement.

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Well, if she was being sly or coy before, that picture sent Mena over the edge. (Which makes me believe that it was indeed the basement.) Within the same hour, she tweeted this.

It’s funny Erica is talking about CBS checks, when Bow Wow was the one who made her walk away from that VH1 “Love and Hip Hop” money. Wonder how she’s feeling about that now.

Then, as if that were enough. She’s also alleging that he beats women.

Oop #EricaMena is alleging that #Bowwow used to beat his baby mama #JoieChavis ! This is getting ugly

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I don’t feel comfortable saying whether or not this is true, so I’m just going to leave this here. I do feel comfortable saying that everyone involved in this situation is a hot mess.

When these two first got together, I knew they would never make it down the aisle. And here we are. With shots and allegations being fired.

What’s so interesting about it though is that both Bow Wow and Erica were on this very public crusade against his baby momma, so it’s funny that she’s the exact one he went running back to. It would be even more interesting if she were indeed the victim of his abuse.

These two are something else.

What do you make of all this?

Jermaine Dupri Says He Thinks He Asked Janet Jackson To Marry Him

December 10th, 2015 - By Veronica Wells
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Jermaine Dupri is such an interesting character with a host interesting life and career experiences. So it would only make sense that he sit down with Wendy Williams. During their recent interview, Dupri talked about everything from tax problems, how Iggy Azalea curved him and his relationships with Janet Jackson and Mariah Carey.

Money problems

I mean, when you’re Black, you’re first generation. I’m first generation money in my family. You don’t have anybody to teach you anything you just have to learn. So for these kids and any kid that I’ve mentored, at least they have me to basically show them and see things that they can stay away from.

I just have a heart that doesn’t really care about a lot of things. So, a lot of times people hear stuff about me in the media, it’s stuff that I don’t care about. Like if I have something and I want to move and you tell me I have to pay it off in order to move, I don’t do that. I don’t have time for that. My mentality don’t think like that. I’m ready to go today.


Iggy Azalea

She needs somebody like me in her life. I tried to sign Iggy that’s why I say that. I sent her a tweet, I think, and she thought I was trying to get at her because she’s fine. She kind of gave me the “send my manager, hit my manager.” When I talk to artists, I talk directly to the artist. So she kind of shunned me. But that didn’t make me not like her. I feel like she’s very talented. Artists are not people who know everything that’s why they have a mentor like myself or you have a Clive Davis, an L.A. Reid to hold them down.
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JD: I’m the father that Bow Wow never had.
Janet Jackson

JD: I haven’t spoken to her.

Wendy: She’s married.

JD: That’s for her.

Wendy: That was a moment Jermaine. We had all kind of giggles.

JD: It’s funny because people try to use my life against me. It’s a moment. My life is incredible. I’ve had an amazing career and it’s just getting started. Anything that people say about me, about Janet, about anything that’s gone on in my life, you can’t talk about my life. It’s my life. It’s amazing.

Wendy: How long were you with her? You were with her for like five years or something?

JD: 8

Wendy: Did you ever ask her to marry you?

JD: I think so.

Wendy: Because now she’s married to Wuzz…they live in Dubai or some place…

JD: You looked at me like I’m supposed to know.

Wendy: I’m sorry JD. It would be uncomfortable if you did know because that would mean you hadn’t move on with your life.



Wendy: Are you loving her residency in Vegas?

JD: Yes. That was my idea. They just didn’t take it when I suggested it.

Wendy: Have you ever tried to romance Mariah?

JD: No.

Wendy: You don’t have to be so short with me.

JD: Nah, I’m just saying. You know, they say a lot of times that business people can’t have– that’s my real friend. I’ve known her longer than any husband that she’s had.

You can watch the full interview in the video below.

“Sometimes People Don’t Live Up To Their Potential” Did Erica Mena Explain Why She Broke Up With Bow Wow?

October 16th, 2015 - By Veronica Wells
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Call me psychic or whatever but I never thought the relationship between Bow Wow and Erica Mena was going to result in a marriage. Honestly, I initially thought the whole thing was a publicity stunt. But at this point, with the deletion of him from her page, it seems that all signs point to a breakup. Still, it doesn’t really matter.

While I didn’t think they would last, nothing could have prepared me for the way Bow Wow ultimately dogged his fiancée out in the public eye, saying she used her miscarriage to get attention. This is particularly interesting when Bow Wow has repeatedly been found guilty of sticking his nose in places it didn’t belong for shine. It is not only hypocritical, it’s just cruel. I thought dude was corny and self centered, I didn’t realize he was so mean spirited.

But apparently, Erica Mena saw something in him that led her to believe he could be and do better.

Yesterday, she seemed to offer an explanation of the ending of their relationship with a meme and a caption.

As problematic as the images Erica Mena has put forth over the years, this is some mature reasoning. And we’ve all been there. Potential doesn’t mean ambitious or has good work ethic or even a sense of decency.

It’s good that Erica Mena learned this before she walked down the aisle; but it’s really unfortunate that she let Bow Wow’s potential take her away from her reality show, her biggest source of revenue, and move her across the country to L.A. Erica Mena knows how to keep people talking, so I suspect that she’ll bounce back but once again, lesson learned.

Bow Wow Thinks Erica Mena’s Reveal Of Her Miscarriage Was “Attention Seeking”

September 20th, 2015 - By Ashley Monaé
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Seemingly, it’s trouble in paradise for newly engaged Bow Wow and Erica Mena.

On Thursday (Sept. 17), the former Love & Hip Hop New York star aired out some of business on social media. Mena took to Instagram to reveal to her 2 million followers that she suffered a miscarriage earlier this year. Of course, it was her and her fiance Bow Wow’s child.

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Mena posted a photo that was captioned with a poem where she poured out her emotions regarding her loss. She also tweeted about not being ashamed of speaking her mind. “I’m open about it. I’m not the only one,” she wrote. “Speaking my mind has always helped me deal & heal. So I’m NEVER ashamed. Can you say the same?”

However, Bow Wow disagrees with Mena’s sentiments.

After her big social media reveal, Bow Wow posted a video speaking about his opine on the matter. In the 44-second video, he says that his fiancee was “attention seeking.” Why would he say such a thing? Well, according to him, Mena’s miscarriage occurred five months ago, explaining that the situation was in the past and didn’t need to be brought up.

“First and foremost, I feel like telling your personal business on social media, I feel like that’s one of the lamest things you possibly can do,” Bow Wow said. “I feel like it’s attention seeking, especially when it’s news that happened five months ago. It’s not recent, it’s five months ago.”

Erica’s initial Instagram post has since then been deleted, but watch Bow Wow’s reaction for yourself below.


An Erica Mena-Inspired List Of What NOT To Do After You Get Engaged

July 2nd, 2015 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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You know, I wanted to like Erica Mena. For a second there, I thought she could be a misunderstood woman trying to make her way and feed her family through reality TV. However, it’s her shenanigans off-camera lately that are a bit unsettling. Ever since Shad Moss, aka, Bow Wow popped the question, she has really been feeling herself. And while there’s nothing wrong with being happy about a new chapter and winning romantically, she hasn’t been a gracious winner. In fact, she’s been a bit mean: to her exes, to her former castmates, and as I found out this week, to the mother of Bow Wow’s daughter, Shai. I tried to hold my tongue, but after watching her tell another woman that she’s “just a BM,” I can’t deal. Hey, sometimes finding love can go to your head (check out our comical video on the subject). But the following behaviors are not a good look. Ladies, here are 10 things you shouldn’t do once your man puts a ring on it, as inspired by Erica Mena.

Bow Wow Talks Settling Down With Erica Mena: “I Could Have Easily Been The Black Hugh Hefner”

June 19th, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Most were shocked to learn of Bow Wow and Erica Mena‘s engagement last fall. Their relationship seemed to come completely out of left field, but the celebrity couple’s situation lasted longer than many people expected and according to the duo, they still plan on tying the knot.

The rapper is only 28, but he reasons that because he has been in entertainment for so long, he is actually “40 years old” in industry years. For this reason, he says that he’s sure he is ready to settle down.

He tells Rolling Out:

“I could have easily been the Black Hugh Hefner. Erica would be the first to tell you that “Bow is Bow.” I still uphold that young, flashy, on-the-scene lifestyle. That’s never going to leave. But for me, I just follow life and life just hit me differently this time. With me starting at 5, I might be 28, but really I’m 40 years old in entertainment years. So when people are asking why I’m slowing down, the truth is, I’ve had everything. There isn’t a woman that has ever been on camera, ever been interviewed, or ever been on the red carpet that I haven’t been in contact with. So, I’m done with all of that. They say you’re supposed to get it out and live your life. At this point in my life, all of that is boring, and that was when I knew it was time … it just felt right for me and Erica to take that step.”

The CSI: Cyber actor when on to say that his 4-year-old daughter, Shai, also influenced his decision.

“Also, I wanted to focus on being the best father that I could be, because my father definitely wasn’t a good father. I want to have time for [my daughter] whenever she needs me. So all of this works together to allow me to have some stability in my life so I can focus on what I need to do.”

He also shared that having daughter has made him “more respectful” towards women.

“I’m more respectful now. Looking at my little girl, I really have tunnel vision. How could I ever let her down? She’s my best friend, and I’ve been waiting for her to finally get to this age [4 years old]. Now, she can come to work with me and just be chilling. I love it.”


Bow Wow Offers James Harden A Lesson On Sleeping With Groupies: “My Security Takes Phones”

June 4th, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Earlier this week, a photo of James Harden sleeping next to a woman, who is reportedly known in industry circles as a groupie, was posted on Instagram. Of course, it’s expected that many young athletes will engage in sexual activity with a groupie at some point or another, but it’s reported that the shooting guard is supposed to be in a committed relationship, which makes the photo all the more scandalous.

In response to the photo, which quickly circulated on social media, Bow Wow aka Commentator of All Things Random, dedicated an entire Facebook post to the 25-year-old about how a man should conduct himself when dealing with a groupie.

First of all, the 28-year-old insists that women must hand over their cellphones to his security guards before a rendezvous. He adds that they are also required to sign paperwork. Above all else, the actor suggests that no evidence be left behind. His post reads:

Yo i see yall boys still young rich and DUMB. Now james is my boy but let me say this now. This is how i USE to do it it’s called “leaving no evidence” if you was chilling w me my security takes phones and you signing papers. The rule is when she leaves she gets her phone back.

Secondly if u forgot to take phone make sure she sleep then find her phone (usually by side of bed) i would take it put it under the bed so i KNOW im good and could sleep peacefully. Yall be too comfy w/ brauds yall dont know! I give credit to the ladies because most of us are just that rich and STUPID so yall know how to get us.

I been caught up too before not knowing being a rookie but next time.. Leave no evidence. Sometimes i would sleep somewhere else leave them all by themselves but id be watching them from my security cam. Fellas be smart we know the p***** is the most powerful thing but dont let it hypnotize you.

Ladies when yall do stuff like this, it ruins it for you because we NEVER calling you again. Why mess it up over a proof pic that you twapping a rich dude. Was it worth it? YOOOOOO JAMES WAAAKE UP BRO! zzzzzz…. #feartheblonde ps. This game aint for everybody! I took being a ladies man serious. You got to go all out PROTECT your brand your image.

Interesting. Very interesting.

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Don’t You Just Want To See Ciara Prevail When It Comes To This Love Thing?

May 6th, 2015 - By Alexandra Olivier
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Celebrity relationships operate a lot like trends–in one day and so far out the next. (Just ask Big Sean and Ariana Grande.) In fact, it’s rare for the public to take a particular interest in any relationship for more than 15 minutes if it isn’t Jay and Bey or Kimye.

But one new relationship that has people talking is Ciara’s current romance with Russell Wilson. Fans of her music or not, some women are interested in seeing how that courtship will play out. It isn’t because the pair are especially cute together or because their union – singer falls for athlete – is unique. Nope. Interests lie in whether or not this new relationship of sorts will last. You can blame this newfound concern on CiCi’s track record with dreamboat boos who, unsurprisingly, turned out to be nightmares in front of the world.

Yes, Ciara has fallen for a few princes who ultimately turned back into frogs. There was Shad Moss, then known as Lil Bow Wow, a relationship that could be placed in the puppy love department. Following Moss was 50 Cent, who comes with a laundry list of eccentric antics that can often be too much for even his Instagram followers to handle. Then there was NBA star Amar’e Stoudemire, who eventually went back to his ex, whom he went on to marry. Rounding out the bunch is Future, who allegedly cheated on the star. Despite Future now being a part of her past, she shares a beautiful baby boy with him.

It is perhaps all of these train wrecks that keep us watching Ciara’s love life play out with baited breath, hoping it will all work out. Not only is Ciara a sweet and positive person who deserves good luck in love, but who can’t relate to her story of falling for Mr. Wrong? There is no rulebook for dating, falling in love, or keeping a happy home, so we do the best we can and learn lessons along the way. Instead of dwelling on previous love mishaps, the “I Bet” singer seemingly mends her broken heart and moves on – quicker than many may expect.

Breakups can leave a girl feeling stuck and wanting to take a break from men. But one thing we could learn from the CiCi is that it’s ok to keep trying. You don’t have to put love on the back burner because it’s been an uphill battle.

Will Russell Wilson be Ciara’s knight in shining armor, the man to deliver unconditional love (and stay faithful)? Well, it’s way too early to tell. Their appearance at the White House dinner and even his good luck tweet to the singer, as she prepared for her tour, aren’t enough information to provide the answer. But still, his actions so far show that he’s not afraid to let people know how he feels about her. (And that he’s sprung.) Considering that CiCi has always been the one doing the gushing about the guys in her life, it’s safe to say that they’re off to a great start.