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Why I’m Not Here For Diddy’s “Love Contract”

May 15th, 2015 - By Alexandra Olivier
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Why make your relationship sanctified in the eyes of the law and God when you can keep it going for years and years as a glorified boyfriend or girlfriend?

Swap out a marriage license for a love contract detailing clauses – not vows – and if both parties “agree,” then voila! You have entered a contractual relationship agreement.

Or essentially, marriage with much less effort.

Diddy’s latest admission during a promo run at Andy Cohen’s Watch What Happens Live! of still not having a desire to get married is admirable. Think about it. We expect celebrities to skirt around personal matters when their opinions do not necessarily align with the majority. And yes, a majority of women would expect a successful, 45-year-old man to get on TV and say he’s finally ready to settle down with a good woman. But low and behold, Diddy is not. However, he is willing to put some things in writing, including financial plans and sign with his heart on the dotted line.

“I don’t know [if I’ll ever get married]. It’s the whole thing of; I think you have to be ready for it because it’s somebody else’s heart involved. That’s just a lot of responsibility and I don’t want to be going to court and having somebody interfere in my relationship. So I’d rather just do the ‘Goldie Hawn.’ But I will give a contract. I will commit to a contract, a love contract.

I’m talking about where there’s some money involved too if there’re any problems. You have to have an agreement. You can’t just love somebody, take them and y’all just part.

No honestly, I just don’t think I’m ready right now [for marriage], but I’m a great boyfriend.”

If this arrangement happens to work for Diddy and his longtime girlfriend, Cassie, then they should go for it. But I’m hoping we won’t look at this as a new trend to champion. The music mogul’s “love contract” is the 21st-century attempt at a marriage license without the City Hall trip and Say Yes To The Dress moment. All the perks of a matrimonial union without the messiness. But if Cassie would prefer to be married and have that commitment, she may be selling herself short.

I would love to see what their particular love contract details. What is written under the clause for infidelity? What happens if the riches dry up? Will his life insurance be transferable if, knock on wood, she is to become sick or vice versa? What freedoms does this love contract allow that beat traditional marriage?

What is so interesting about all of is that during Diddy’s interview with Cohen, he mentioned that in marriage, somebody else’s heart is involved. But with or without a ring, in any healthy relationship, two hearts are involved and will feel great amounts of hurt and pain if the union ends.

I am happy for Diddy and Cassie, but I won’t be looking to them for relationship goals. I’m sorry, but I refuse to believe that marriage is a thing of the past. Why not call a spade, a spade? If you’re going to go play married with all of these contracts and stipulations, why not just get married? Diddy says he may not be ready now, but it doesn’t seem like he will ever be ready if we’re being honest.

A relationship – married or not – is a love contract in its own right. And while I’m glad that Diddy and Cassie are still going strong and make their relationship work for them, I just wish people would stop skirting around commitment and celebrate love head first.

Diddy: I’m Not Ready For Marriage, But I’m Willing To Sign A Love Contract

May 11th, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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At the ripe age of forty-five, Diddy is still hollering from the rooftops that he’s not ready for marriage. Of course, that makes you wonder what this means for his longtime girlfriend Cassie Ventura, 28, who, may or may not hope to be married someday.

While the entrepreneur has made it clear that he won’t be getting married anytime soon, he did recently share during an appearance on “Watch What Happens Live” that he is willing to enter into a love contract that offers his lady financial perks. He explains:

I don’t know [if I’ll ever get married]. It’s the whole thing of; I think you have to be ready for it because it’s somebody else’s heart involved. That’s just a lot of responsibility and I don’t want to be going to court and having somebody interfere in my relationship. So I’d rather just do the “Goldie Hawn.” But I will give a contract. I will commit to a contract, a love contract.

I’m talking about where there’s some money involved too if there’re any problems. You have to have an agreement. You can’t just love somebody, take them and y’all just part.

No honestly, I just don’t think I’m ready right now [for marriage], but I’m a great boyfriend.

I mean, I can definitely respect a person who is real enough with themselves to say “I’m not ready for marriage,” as opposed to the person who makes vows just to turn around and break them. If this lifestyle works for Diddy and Cassie, who the hell am I to knock them?

What I will say, however, is that I really hope Cassie is being honest with herself in regard to this relationship and what she genuinely wants for herself.

What are your thoughts? Would you be willing to accept a “great boyfriend” with an awesome love contract as a substitute for marriage?

Follow Jazmine on Twitter @JazmineDenise

Cassie Expresses Her Love For Diddy On His Birthday…And Then Kim Porter Does The Same And Is Accused Of Being Shady

November 5th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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So yesterday was Diddy’s 45th birthday, and while it’s definitely hard to find something to get the man who literally has everything in life, everyone can appreciate a sweet message from the one they love.

Cassie took to Instagram more than once yesterday to say happy birthday, but one particular post expressed her love for the mogul:

A photo posted by Casandra (@cassie) on

 “Don’t know or care to know what my life would be like without you. Beyond happy and grateful to have you in it. Love you, PP! Happy Birthday!”  

From there, she posted a couple more photos of their time together on his big day.  

Happy Birthday to my love!!!!! Una foto pubblicata da Casandra (@cassie) in data

A photo posted by Casandra (@cassie) on

  “My heart – Happy Birthday!!!”    

But Cassie wasn’t the only one showing love to Diddy. Kim Porter, the mother of Diddy’s kids, Christian, D’Lila and Jessie (and Diddy has also taken care of Porter’s son, Quincy, for many years), posted this message and picture for her “BABYDADDY” on IG yesterday:

After posting the image, folks on social media seemed to be split on whether or not Porter’s post, which came after Cassie’s, was a little shady:

“I just love this…. I see people on FB talking about jealousy, nah this is keeping it real!!!”

“It seems like Kim was throwing hella shade.”

“Never had a good feeling about Kim Porter. I love Misa, love Cassie. If the father of your children has a woman, why say all that to wish him happy birthday on a public forum. low blow and corny…”

“You are the best he ever had. Only time he seemed genuinely happy.”

“So nobody caught kim porters shade? Lol she still in love with that man”

But before you jump to that conclusion, Misa Hylton (mother of Diddy’s first-born child, Justin) also sent Diddy a message for his birthday:

Action and dedication always pays off. Started from the bottom. Happy birthday @iamdiddy A photo posted by Misa Hylton, ICF (@misahylton) on

And so did Sarah Chapman, the mother of Diddy’s daughter, Chance:

A photo posted by Pumpkin (@callmepumpkin) on

“Happy Birthday Puff! 4everLove, Fatts GodistheGreatest”

So who knows, maybe all of the women were just trying to show their appreciation for a man who has done a lot for them? But what do you think? Did you feel like Porter’s message was a little shady or are people overreacting?

Celebs Who Prove How You Get ‘Em Is How You Lose ‘Em

May 22nd, 2014 - By Iva Anthony
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Sometimes how you get with a person is how you lose them. After being the “other person” in the relationship, these sidepieces turned main chicks found out what it felt like to be cheated on.

How You Get 'Em Is How You Lose 'Em

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Tara Wallace

If “Love & Hip-Hop” is nothing else, the reality show is beyond messy. In season four we were introduced to former rapper Peter Gunz and his artist Amina Buddafly. The chemistry between the two was obvious and it was clear Gunz was dipping out on his longtime girlfriend and mother of his two sons, Tara Wallace. But we soon found out afterwards that Gunz and his artist were actually married. And when Tara found out about their union, her on-and-off relationship with the “Uptown Baby” rapper, which actually began when with her being the other woman, was over. Amina is currently pregnant with her manager’s baby.

Happy Cinco De Mayo! Celebs You Didn’t Know Are Mexican

May 5th, 2014 - By Iva Anthony
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For many Mexican Americans living here in the U.S., Cinco de Mayo is a day to commemorate their Mexican pride and heritage. While many of us who aren’t Mexican join in on the celebration, here’s a list of celebs that you may not have known that are actually Mexican, either by ethnicity or nationality.

Celebs You Didn't Know Are Mexican


Taboo from Black Eyed Peas

As one fourth of the super group Black Eyed Peas, rapper Taboo has become an international superstar. Born to a Mexican American father and a Native American mother in Los Angeles, Taboo, real name Jaime Gomez, joined the group to replace one of its members. Black Eyed Peas went through a couple name changes and singer Fergie was brought in as the fourth member in time for their third album. Taboo began working on a solo album in 2008 but has said it will take some time to get his solo career off of the ground.

“You Are A Disgusting Heartless Human Being”: Cassie Blasts Blogger Sandra Rose For Negative Comments

April 14th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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Cassie and Sandra Rose

Cassie and Sandra Rose

Cassie is sick and tired of being sick and tired of people talking crazy about her. She took to Instagram recently to call out blogger Sandra Rose about comments she made about Cassie being physically ill recently. The singer was dealing with a stomach bug and congestion and shared her home remedy with her Instagram followers, which included mixing Gypsy Cold Care tea, ginger tea and Makuna Honey together. Seems harmless, right?



Well, Rose posted on her site about this sickness Cassie was dealing with, and decided to compare Cassie to socialite Peaches Geldof, who just passed away this month at the age of 25. The cause of her death is still unknown. Not sure where the connection comes in just because Cassie wanted to make a home remedy, but this is what Rose said:

Nurses and doctors study long hours burning the midnight oil for years just so we can earn a professional degree that tells a state we are qualified to be licensed. Then along comes clueless folk like pseudo singer Cassie Ventura who has been sick for 3 days with Ebola-like symptoms. Instead of going to see a doctor, she calls Boomqusiha from around the way who advises her to swallow a concoction of herbs, plants, citrus fruit and marijuana seeds to cure what ails her. Then we wonder why young people like Peaches Geldof suddenly drop dead? #RIP.

Cassie spotted this and couldn’t hold her tongue. She took to Instagram to say this to and about the blogger:



@sandrarose … A friend of mine sent me a bulls**t article you wrote about me today. At first I laughed it off as always but then, at the end, you compared me taking care of my sickness to Peaches Geldof passing this week, asif that’s my fate (God rest her soul). YOU are disgusting. THE POOR GIRL JUST PASSED!! Let her rest in Peace and don’t wish death on me. You are not a journalist. You are an angry little girl or old maid, who knows? I’m assuming you aren’t getting paid and maybe that’s why you sound so angry?? If you are getting money off of that over opinionated blog, someone needs to start a petition for you to no longer have a job. When I looked through more of your posts I realized that you just sound like you’re PMSing or maybe it’s menopause Whatever it is, I think it’s in your best interest to go see someone about it and keep my name off of your disgusting blog. What really f**ked me up was the fact that on your twitter you brought up @dkbwear who just passed as well, it wasn’t that you reported it, it was your delivery. YOU ARE A DISGUSTING HEARTLESS HUMAN BEING and all I can do is pray for you. How sad it is that you choose to live in such a negative light. I always ignore the bulls**t but you touched on some topics that are just so wrong. You don’t deserve an opinion about society anymore. Next time I see you lingering in Atlanta club like a creeper, I’ll tell you to your face.

Sadly, Cassie aimed wrong on Instagram, tagging an innocent bystander instead of the actual blogger Sandra Rose…but you get where she was going with this.

This isn’t the first time Rose has had famous folks respond to her commentary on them. Both Rihanna and Chris Brown have gone head-to-head with her on Twitter, as well as Tamar Braxton and more.

What do you think of Cassie’s response to the post?

Cut The Games: Couples We Know Are Never Getting Married

March 27th, 2014 - By Iva Anthony
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Most serious relationships head down the aisle toward matrimony within a respectable two-five-year period, but these celebrity couples have decided Nevuary 1st is a more ideal wedding date. Here are 15 celebrity couples we’re more than sure will never he Mr. and Mrs., despite some of them trying to convince us otherwise.

Couples Who Are Never Getting Married

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The Game and Tiffney Cambridge

The Game popped the question to actress and model Valeisha Butterfield, the mother of his first child, but they never made it down the aisle. After falling for elementary school teacher Tiffney Cambridge, The Game became a father two more times. Despite their on and off relationship, the California rapper once again got down on bended knee and proposed to Cambridge. The couple was the star of their own reality show “Marrying The Game” for two seasons but after wedding bells failed to ring, The Game and the mother of his two children called it quits earlier this year.

It Ain’t None Of Your Friends’ Business… Celebrity Couples Who Are Notoriously Private

March 10th, 2014 - By Iva Anthony
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In this day and age where celebs and everyday folks take to their social media pages to share every little detail of their lives, there are still some stars who like to keep their private lives very private.

Super Private Celebrity Couples


Cassie and Diddy

Rumor had it Diddy and Cassie were dating well before they were ever photographed together. Caught up in a love triangle with Cassie and his children’s mother Kim Porter, Diddy snuck around with the “Me & U” singer showing up at the same events but making sure to never arrive or leave together. Recently the two have been more open about their relationship in public and on social media. Diddy has posted photos professing his love for Cassie and last month sparked rumors when he put up a picture of an engagement ring with the caption, “Baby do you like it? I just want to get you wat you Like!” he added. “I just wanna Mk you smile :) #takeDat!”

You Might Wanna Lock That Password Down: Leaked Nude Celebrity Photo Scandals

January 30th, 2014 - By Iva Anthony
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Technology can be a beautiful thing because it provides a connection between a celebrity and his or her fans, but in the wrong hands, technology can expose a star in ways they never intended. Unfortunately, these 15 celebs found themselves in the middle of nude photo scandals.

Leaked Nude Celebrity Photo


Kanye West

He may be Kim Kardashian’s man and baby daddy now but a few years ago, Kanye West was a single man on the prowl. Back in 2010 the “All of the Lights” rapper allegedly snapped a picture of his family jewels and sent it out to multiple women. West wasn’t completely unclothed in the photo. He had on a pair of boxers but his private part was provocatively exposed. The owner’s natural response was to shop the nude pics to various media outlets for the highest price.

“Starting My Own Empire Would Be Great”: Cassie Talks Loving Diddy, Her Passions And If Mini-Cassies Are On The Way

October 16th, 2013 - By Lauren R.D. Fox
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Vibe Vixen


In 2006 we fell in love with Bad Boy’s leading lady Cassie  when she released her summer hit “Me and U.” Lately we’ve mostly only seen the singer cuddled up under hip-hop mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs  or traveling the world but we didn’t have much insight into her career or life goals until now.

Vibe Vixen recently sat down with the New London, Connecticut native who told them she grew up in a tight-knit family in the suburbs, was educated in private school, and was supposedly never the “it” or “mean” girl.

“I always wished I was cool and could’ve been a troublemaker, but I was actually a pretty decent kid,” she told the mag.

Although she’s grown from her sexified tomboy image to a sophisticated beauty with edge, Cassie  is still humbly the girl next door with hidden sex appeal. Here she shares with Vibe Vixen  her passion for DJing, if she will have any mini-Cassies on the way and her relationship with the original Bad Boy.

How do you stand your ground as a woman in a male-dominated industry?
As a woman in the industry, there are so many things you’re up against. If you’re pretty, you’re too pretty. If you’re talented, you’re too talented to the point where people don’t want to listen to your music. And I’m not talking about Beyoncé, who is way up there. I’m just talking about people who are making the music that they love. It’s a confidence thing. It doesn’t matter what you bring out as long as you believe in it and back it up. That’s something that took time to learn. I would second guess myself a lot.

The first time I stepped out of the zone of standing behind somebody and being worried about giving my opinion was when I did “The Boys” video with Nicki Minaj. It was a trying experience, putting looks together with my team and being very, very involved and saying, “No, I’m not wearing that. This is not happening. This is how I want my hair and make-up.” That was the first time I really stood my ground and when everyone looked up, it was like “Girl, you really killed it.” It’s knowing what I want, being aware and sure of it. And not being phased by all the other bull that goes down.

There’s a saying, “You are the company that you keep” and you’ve been linked to super-talented musicians/businessmen. What’s the key to maintaining a relationship when both parties have established careers?
The key to maintaining any relationship—be it a romantic relationship or a friendship—is honesty and communication. I travel so much, host parties and I just signed a new deal with Skam Artist, who predominantly DJs in the same bookings that they do at different parties. It’s New York, Chicago, Vegas so I’m constantly going.

So you’re going to start mastering the turntables now?
I hope it gets to that. I’ve been slowly but surely learning how to DJ. I’m really interested in learning how to do the turntables and I really want to do both dance and hip-hop. Dance is easier actually to mix when you’re DJing, but old school hip-hop and finding the real beat in there is way more difficult.

Has Diddy inspired you to run your own empire? Was there an important business lesson you learned from him?
Absolutely. Just being around him is a completely inspiring experience. Starting my own empire would be great. I’m trying to figure that out. I’m still working with Cassie Enterprises right now but I think that would be something I would love to do.

Being a model for more than half your life, describe the moment you realized your looks are a means to getting what you want, whether it was attention from a certain guy or landing the dream job.
It’s so funny for you to even say “attention from a guy” because I had my funny-looking stage. I think everyone had it as a kid. I remember every star, every birthday wish blowing out a candle, I would always wish boys would like me because I used to get made fun of a little bit.

Did you ever blow out birthday candles or wish on a star to be with Diddy?
[Laughs] No, no, no it was always just for boys to like me. That was it. The other day I did. Have you ever been to the Joshua Tree in Palm Springs, just outside of Palm Springs?

Is there anything else that you feel like you need to conquer or do you feel like it’s time to settle down a bit and maybe have a couple mini Cassies?
Oh my god! Me and my friends are always talking about that. Maybe some mini Cassies or Cassiuses coming up. I’m not really sure. My new thing right now is I’m going to get back into some acting. I did Step Up 2 a while ago and I enjoyed being on set so I think I’m going to start taking classes, work with an agency and seeing where that goes as well. I’m working on a sophomore album currently so hopefully things start to move.

Check out more of Cassie’s interview on Can you see her walking around with a few Diddy Jrs.?