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[Watch] Safaree Samuels Addresses Twitter Feud With Nicki Minaj: “Somebody Out There Putting Some Poison Out”

December 22nd, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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It was quite disappointing to see Nicki Minaj and Safaree Samuels resort to antics as petty as Twitter feuds this weekend. Specifically what caused the public outburst is still uncertain, but tweets sent out by the feisty Queens rapper suggests that the threat of being blackmailed may have had something to do with it.

TMZ recently caught up with Samuels, who addressed the extremely messy dispute.

“Definitely not a Twitter war, just a misunderstanding, you know,” the rapper explained. “Somebody out there putting some poison out.”

Despite the ugly nature of the feud, he insists that he has nothing but love for his ex. He sidestepped questions about whether or not reconciliation is possible, but reiterated his support for Nicki and all of her endeavors.

“I support her in everything she do. Her music, her family…that’s somebody you know—12 years is a long time. That’s not something you forget about, so that’s like a family member, you know what I’m saying?”

He also explained how tough the breakup has been because everywhere he turns, Nicki is there in some capacity.

“It’s not easy. I gotta do what I gotta do. It’s different when everywhere you go, everything you watch, every single radio station has on that person.

As previously reported, Nicki has partially credited her inability to give Samuels her full attention for their breakup. So far, he hasn’t responded to those claims.

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Hollywood Divorce: Yaya Dacosta Splits From Filmmaker Husband

December 22nd, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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Yaya Dacosta Splits From Filmmaker Husband

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“Starts off like a small-town marriage, lovely wife and life, baby carriage. Now, all the stars have cars, success of course. But it ends in Hollywood divorce, Hollywood divorce.”

Sadly, yet another celebrity couple bites the dust. This time it’s former “America’s Next Top Model” and actress Yaya DaCosts and her filmmaker husband Joshua Bee Alafia. A rep for Yaya confirmed the story for Us Weekly. 

The couple are parting ways after two years of marriage and welcoming their son Sankara into the world in 2013.

The couple married in 2012 during an outdoor wedding ceremony in Pennsylvania. Both have yet to speak publicly about their breakup.

We’re sad to hear about this particularly since they just had a child and Yaya’s acting career is starting to really pop.

She’ll star in the Lifetime Whitney biopic airing on January 17 at 8/7c.

Nicki Minaj Blames Breakup On Her Work Ethic

December 22nd, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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For a while, Nicki Minaj and her longtime boyfriend Safaree “S.B.” Samuels had done a pretty decent job of keeping the details of their breakup under wraps. But the floodgates were opened once Nicki began to speak directly about their split, at one point, even breaking down about it. Since then, the former couple exchanged heated words on Twitter for the entire world to see. Even then, we still really didn’t know what caused the two to decide to part ways. However, as Nicki continues her press tour to promote her newly released album, The Pinkprint, we’re able to learn more about what contributed to the couple’s demise.

In a recent interview, the Queens rapper confessed that her work ethic played a pivotal role in the breaking down of her 12-year relationship with Samuels.

“I lost a big part of my life, and one of the reasons was because I was a workaholic, Nicki told journalist Elliot Wilson during his interview series CRWN at Le Poisson Rouge. “I couldn’t focus on anyone else. Maybe they needed more attention, and I take care of my whole family.

So if I’m gonna choose between working my a– off and giving you, one human being, all of my attention? You might get forgotten sometimes. Not because I don’t love you, but because I got the weight of the f - - king world on my shoulders.”’

Going forward, the rapper-turned-actress says that she desires a partner who will appreciate the effort that she puts into her work.

“I want someone to appreciate how hard I work.”

It’s not 100% clear what other factors led to the pair calling it quits; however, as previously reported; Samuels has credited Nicki’s lack of respect for him.

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“If I Wasn’t A Rapper We Would Be Living Happily Ever After” Nicki Minaj Breaks Down On Angie Martinez Talking About Her Breakup

December 18th, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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Since her breakup, it seemed that Nicki Minaj was holding up pretty well in the public eye. But she had a moment when she sat down with Power 105’s Angie Martinez. Amongst other things, she spoke very explicitly and very candidly about her breakup with Safaree.

The conversation got so intimate at one time that Nicki broke down a bit. Angie Martinez started off the conversation asking Nicki about the life that inspired her song “Bed of Lies.”

“I wasn’t broken up when I was writing those songs. A song is like an argument frozen in time. So sometimes in an argument you say things that aren’t necessarily even going to lead to a breakup or it’s not when you broke up. Don’t you realize when you break up, you say the same things you said six months ago. But all of it came from a place of love because every single thing– my relationship was based off of love. And there still is nothing but love there. It really is the truth. This is not some person I picked up off the street. This is somebody I grew up with. Like I don’t even know how I’m gonna function without that person in my life. I’ve never lived my life as a famous person without him.”

I tell my girlfriends, my best friends, but sometimes I still wanna tell him stuff and get his opinion because…”

And then she goes quiet. And Angie decides it’s time to take a break.

Then when they came back from the break, Angie picked up with the conversation, empathizing with her, saying that we’ve all been there.

It’s just that I don’t think people realize it’s not just a relationship or a breakup. That was a humongous part of my life. It’s not like–I know because of the world we live in, relationships are not even sacred anymore. They’re not looked at as important. They’re looked at as so disposable because everybody’s on Instagram dissing each other and trying to hurt each other. It’s like we don’t even value relationships anymore. So when people see you–this is not something people are used to. This is a different thing. This is a lifetime. People are married and have three children in this amount of time. So this is different. This is real deal and it is something that I am dealing with…publicly. And it’s not easy. I’m also not going to joke about it or disrespect him and try to act like he didn’t mean the world to me and still doesn’t mean the world to me. I’m not going to be corny about it either. So I’m just figuring it out. You want to know what’s so crazy? If I wasn’t a rapper we would be–we would have children, be married and be living happily ever after. And that’s what sad. That’s what we’re both sad about because we know that this shit is what did it. 

Angie asked her if she’s ever been through heartbreak before.

No. I’ve never gone through this.

At which point Angie commended her for taking it like a G and continuing to work and grind, doing her music.

And then Nicki Minaj lamented the fact that she has to go back into the dating world.

Now I’m thrown to the wolves. Now who do I trust? 

Angie said she knew people from bankers to African princes were coming for her.

There’s definitely activity. There’s not real activity but of course there are some people that recognize my worth, love how hard I go, love that I’m a good girl…so…don’t be mad. 

You can watch this video of her talking about her collaborations of Beyoncé and her shutting down the rumors that she’s dating different men in the industry. But there’s also this moment where she said she doesn’t even know if she’s single now before she gets emotional talking about Safaree.

“Never Let A Person Get Comfortable Disrespecting You” Karrueche Says She Is Done Giving Second Chances

December 17th, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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 Karrueche Says She Is Done Giving Second Chances

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Linda, honey, listen. I am really pulling for Karrueche to stay the hell away from Chris Brown. I’m not particularly a fan of hers, I just hate to see a woman put up with that much public disrespect without coming to the decision that she can do so much better. And that is the case with Karrueche. Despite public opinion, she is actually out here working. She has things going for her. In a nutshell, she can do better.

And apparently, Karrueche seems to believe that’s the case as well. At least, that’s what her Instagram posts suggest.

First she posted the image above, herself standing in front of a gang of pink roses. And she included the caption: “Your eyes never lie, even if they tell.” which is a line from Kendrick Lamar’s song “Real”… which also mentions roses, the material perks of being in love but also, “what love got to do with it, when you don’t love yourself?” Sound familiar?

And then if that weren’t enough… Karrueche also posted this very blatant and bold message.

 Karrueche Says She Is Done Giving Second Chances

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Well there you have it. I don’t know Karrueche but if I saw her on the street, I’d tell homegirl to stay strong.

He Tried It: Lil Kim’s Baby Daddy Posts Picture Of Nicki Minaj On Instagram

December 16th, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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Lil Kim and the father of her child Royal Reign must be on the outs. Because the rapper just took to Instagram posting a picture of Nicki Minaj, booty tooted on a rug, in front of a fireplace. You know just in time for the holidays and what not.

As you can imagine, fans of Lil Kim who are also following Mr. Papers are outraged and have expressed their discontent in the comment section. A few thousand have unfollowed him, presumably as a result.

In the best case scenario, Mr. Papers would have been hacked by someone. But judging by the image he posted before this one…

Lil Kim's Baby Daddy Posts Picture Of Nicki Minaj On Instagram

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…he’s in his feelings. The two probably have broken up already.

This is pretty low down. Everyone knows that Lil Kim and Nicki Minaj are pretty much arch enemies. For him to post this picture is the ultimate slap in the face. This is like your man posting a sexy picture of that crazy coworker you had to cuss out. And this is after years of you telling him how that heffa makes your skin crawl. There’s no coming back for this one. And to add insult to injury,  he at mentioned Nicki Minaj. It’ll be interesting to see what happens with these two. But I’m willing to bet there’s no coming back from this one. The sad thing is they’ll always be involved in each other’s lives one way or another because of the child they share.

Pilar Sanders Sentenced To A Week In Jail For Violating Custody Agreement

December 16th, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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Deion and Pilar Sanders will go down in the history books as one of the messiest celebrity breakups of all time. It seems like they’re in the news– mostly Pilar– bad mouthing each other or talking about their equally messy custody battle. And apparently, this week is no different. But now, someone’s going to serve some time.

According to the Dallas News, today, Pilar was sentenced to seven days in the county jail.

After hearing from witnesses and attorneys for Deion Sanders a judge found Pilar in contempt for failing to return her children to Deion after visitation and for taking possession of them when she shouldn’t have. These actions were in violation of the former couple’s divorce decree.

Initially, the judge sentenced her to 30 days in jail but then suspended that sentence for a year.

As she was being taken into custody, Pilar said she objected to the day’s proceedings. Earlier, she appeared before the judge with no attorney, saying she was there under threat, duress and coercion. She told the court,“I am not a part of the United States corporation.” Pilar had no witnesses to testify on her behalf and when the judge asked her if she had any questions for Deion’s witnesses, she said, “I stand mute.” 

The hearing pertained to two accounts violating the divorce decree and the defamation suit Deion filed against Pilar last month.

The judge ordered that Pilar remove any statements that could be construed as damaging to her ex husband from social media. That case will come to trial on March 2.

Deion testified that the NFL has investigated Pilar’s allegations, which she’s posted on social media. Sanders said the nature of the posts have threatened negotiations to renew his contract and are jeopardizing his livelihood.

The judge also ruled that Pilar should not have possession of the former couple’s three children until further notice from the court.

During the hearing Pilar cited several legal statutes, saying she did not recognize the jurisdiction of the court. And when asked to give her name on the witness stand, she said: ““I am Pilar Sanders Love El Dey Allodial Moorish American.”

Deion testified that this past summer, after her visitation with the children had expired, Pilar did not return them. A police officer testified that he made three trips to her home attempting to return the children to Deion. The first time no one answered the door, the second Pilar would not allow the deputies inside and the third time, the officer had authority to enter the home by force to retrieve the children.

The officer testified that during their interactions, Pilar said that she was a Moorish American, under the laws of Morroco and the laws of the United States did not apply to her.

Once the children were returned to Deion, she filed a kidnapping complaint with Child Protective Services (CPS), who contacted the police. Because the court ordered the children to be taken, the authorities did not pursue charges. Another CPS investigator found that Pilar’s allegations of abuse and neglect had been investigated and ruled out.

I don’t have much to say. The story basically speaks for itself. But I will say I would love to ask Deion how he didn’t see these glaring red flags before he married Pilar?

Chris Brown Apologizes To Karrueche After Publicly Disrespecting Her All Weekend: “Everybody Know I Love That Girl”

December 8th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Over the weekend, Chris Brown pretty much threw a tantrum (on stage and on social media) because his longtime girlfriend, whom he has repeatedly disrespected, decided that she would finally stand up for herself and break things off.

You can read more about his over-the-top antics here, but in short, he boasted during a performance about being single and proceeded to say,” F-k that b-tch.” He also took to social media and attempted to degrade her by posting about her participating in threesomes at the start of their relationship and accused her of sneaking around with Drake. And then after a weekend of this outrageous behavior, unsurprisingly to most of us, Chris decided to apologize and proclaim his love for her.

“Being young and dumb is one of my strong suits and emotional at best. I love hard and react impulsively when I’m hurt at times. I don’t think social media is a place to air out or hash out personal problems and a n-gga feel hella WACK for doing it.

So I AM APOLOGIZING I live in a glass house and the same sh-t that makes me great also is my curse. Everybody know I love that girl. I don’t care how my image my look to the public because I’m still gonna be the best at what I do. I just want baby girl to know I apologize!”

Although Karrueche has been expressing that she has reached her breaking point and that she’s done with the tumultuous relationship for good, and while I wish that this were true, chances are that they will be back together before this post is published.

Meanwhile, folks from Drake’s camp are saying that the allegations about him dating Karrueche are completely false because the aspiring actress isn’t his “type.”

“Drake’s an a– man. Think about it, all the strippers he gets with … the first out of his type was Rihanna,” an insider reportedly to TMZ.

I’m by no means a Chris Brown hater, but something has honestly got to give. If this is how he treats someone he “loves,” I don’t even want to imagine how he behaves towards someone he hates.

Mayweather Defends Posting Ex-GF’s Abortion Documents On Social Media: “She Asked Me To Help Her Become Famous”

November 26th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Last September, the ex-girlfriend of Floyd Mayweather, Shantel Jackson, emotionally announced that she would be suing the boxing champ.

“I have tried everything I could and have given Floyd every opportunity to do the right thing. Unfortunately, he has refused every opportunity to make things right. It is with a heavy heart that I finally realized that the only way to set the record straight and to achieve justice for what he has done to me is through the filing of this lawsuit,” she said during a press conference.

In her suit, Shantel made several complaints against Floyd including assault, battery and invasion of privacy. She also expressed embarrassment over his decision to publish  her medical documents and sonogram on the Internet while claiming that she aborted their twins.

According to TMZ, Floyd recently responded to Shantel’s lawsuit by requesting that several of her claims be dismissed. One claim in particular that he is hoping to have thrown out is that he violated her privacy when he published her medical documents. According to Floyd, they were in a high-profile relationship, so he didn’t really violate her privacy.

“At age 37 I am an undefeated boxer. I have been the world champion in five different weight divisions,” Floyd began his argument before alleging that when he met Jackson, she asked him to “help her become famous.”

He went on to argue that once the two got together, he used his fame to build her up in the public eye, which resulted in them becoming a celebrity couple. According to his logic, this caused the public to become interested in every aspect of their relationship—including their breakup. As a result, he says that he felt he needed to take to social media to inform fans why things ended.

“Both parties are public figures. Abortion is a public issue,” his filing continues. “A public figure involved with another public figure in a public relationship can expect publicity, not privacy, about why it ends.”

A judge has yet to rule regarding his request, but it will be interesting to see how this all unfolds.

“Once You Blew Up, Head Got Big” Jordin Sparks Goes In On Ex Jason Derulo In New Song “How Bout Now”

November 26th, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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Jordin Sparks Goes In On Ex Jason Derulo In New Song

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When news of Jordin Sparks and Jason Derulo’s breakup first hit the internet. It was clear who was taking the high road and who was trying to use the ending of their relationship as a marketing tool. In case you’re not sure which was which Jason was out here doing more press than ever before talking about what led to their demise.

Jordin basically said she wasn’t going to go too deep into it. And up until the release of her mixtape, “#Bye Felicia” that was true.

But now she has a new song called “How Bout Now” and in it she says all the things she’s been keeping inside for the past couple of months.

Check out a couple of the lyrics and listen to the whole song, which sounds like it would fit perfectly on an old school Aaliyah album, in the video below.

First she explains how he showed himself to be ungrateful.

“Member I deleted all my other guys numbers on my phone for you. 

Remember when you broke your neck and I had to wash your back for you. 

You probably don’t remember half the shit that I did for you.” 

And then the reason their love didn’t last.

Once you blew up, head got big and you started changing. 

Can’t believe all the things that you started saying. 

Like I’m with you for your fame and your name. What?” 

Well, there you have it.

But the biggest insult in all of the lyrics? “Cuz I’m up right now and you suck right now.”