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Last week, we announced that Iggy Azalea called of her engagement to Nick Young. And while many of us assumed it was a cheating issue—considering Young was on video admitting to his sexcapades— there seems to be more to the story.
According to Life and Style, the “more” is that Young got Keonna Green, the mother of his four-year-old son, pregnant with another child.
A source told Life and Style, “Nick waited until Keonna was four months pregnant to tell Iggy the news. He rationalized his actions saying he was drunk and it represented a lapse in judgment. He said it was a one-night stand and would never happen again.
According to this source, Keonna is pregnant with another son.
This all sounds like hearsay, but Life and Style reports that they approached Keonna themselves and she appeared visibly pregnant. When they asked if the pregnancy was an accident for her and Nick, she said “yes” before immediately responding, “No comment.”
The insider suggested that before the pregnancy, Iggy was willing to ignore all of Nick’s other indiscretions but a baby was too much.
I can’t say I’m all too surprised to report this, more shocked that it took so long. Yesterday, while so many of us were getting ready to watch two NBA teams duke it out for the finals, Iggy Azalea released a statement via her Instagram page about her NBA boo.
…or former boo, Nick Young.
The rapper wrote:
Then, Nick Young released a statement of his own on Twitter. His was just much shorter.
— Nick Young (@NickSwagyPYoung) June 19, 2016
I say that I’m not surprised because you may remember that not only had Iggy postponed her wedding, there was a cheating scandal that went viral. For those who missed it, just this past March, Nick’s teammate D’Angelo Russell recorded him talking about his sexual conquests and posted it on his public Snapchat profile. And while it took her a couple of months to realize that she couldn’t make it work, we’re sure this video had something to do with the ultimate breakup.
Right now, it seems like Iggy just can’t catch a break. But I’m sure this is for the best.
By now you’ve heard that Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose are officially divorced. And recently she stopped by Hot 97 to talk about her latest venture, her new talk show on VH1. I like Amber Rose and I appreciate what she’s trying to do, raising awareness about rape culture, slut shaming and feminism. But truth be told, the most entertaining part of the interview came when she discussed her past, present and potential future with her ex husband and father of her son, Wiz Khalifa.
First, she addressed the rumors that she and her ex were seen out together at a strip club because they were celebrating their divorce. It didn’t really go down like that.
What happened is we signed the divorce papers, five months prior to that day. That day, we mourned it, we cried. It was a lot. But it actually took that long to go through the court system. And that specific day [the day they were photographed at the strip club together] he just called me and was like, ‘Yo, Am I want to take you out tonight. Let’s just go to the strip club. Spend some money on my baby mama. Let’s just go have a good time.’ I was like cool. Came, picked me up in a little rider, we went out, it was like a nice little date with me and my— Bash’s Dad. And that’s what we do. He’s still my best friend. I love him to death. We just can’t be married. We’re both bosses. We both have different lives. Even if we were married we wouldn’t see each other. It would be weeks and weeks that go by that we don’t see each other.
So, that next day TMZ was like ‘they’re celebrating their divorce.’ Divorce is such a f*cking miserable time in your life. Why the hell would we ever celebrate that? It was such a hard thing to go through. And thank God we got past it. And what was fucked up about that situation is that I really mourned that and I went through it when I signed those papers. And then I had to relive it again, five months later. To actually know that it was really for sure over because the internet put it out.
Do you want to be remarried or in a serious relationship?
If that happens organically. I would like that. I am 32 years old, I do want to have more children. I tell Wiz all the time, please freeze your sperm for me. Just please. Or one day, I’m just going to trap you.
I know y’all going to end up back together.
Maybe in a few years. I don’t know if we would get remarried. I really feel like marriage messed up our relationship. Because if we weren’t married, it wouldn’t have went down like that. We would have just had a rough patch in our relationship and then we would have got back. And being married made it that much more worse.
Wiz proposed to me exactly a year after he met me. Then two months later, I was pregnant with Sebastian. And then we got married, right after the baby. It was a lot. I was 27, he was like 23. And we always say that. ‘Yo, if we would have waited. We probably would have been married now. Or just getting married now. And like already went through our rough patch. But we look at our son and we love him so much, ‘Yo we want another one.’
My only reaction after listening to this interview was, ‘Umph.’ Honestly, I always wanted Wiz and Amber to work their situation out. But when I learned of what he did to cause such friction in their relationship and even his behavior afterward, it was clear that he wasn’t ready to be married…like at all. So I realized me holding out hope for a reconciliation wasn’t likely.
Still, it was always pretty clear that they both loved one another. (Though I didn’t appreciate some of the comments he publicly made about her. In his defense, he did apologize.)
But with the rumors, picture and even video of her dating other men, I thought she was in the process of moving on, letting go of some of those romantic feelings. But this most recent interview, it’s painfully obvious that she not only still has very strong feelings for Wiz, holding out hope that the two will get back together in the near future.
In theory, this sounds amazing. They love each other. They have a son. They want more children together. They should totally be together. And a part of me wants that for them. But I have to be real and say that another part of me wonders if Amber might block her blessings holding out hope for Wiz, thinking that he’s the only man she’ll ever be able to love like that.
I say that as someone who was very, very close to missing out on a good thing—and by thing I mean man— because I was holding on to the notion that I would ultimately be with another one. I’ve written about this before. But I’ll summarize again, quickly. I was so attached to the idea of being in a relationship and then marrying this one particular person, that I figured any other relationship was something to pass the time until the two of us could be together.
Today, I realize if things had gone the way I actually wanted them, I would have played the hell out of myself. Eventually, I woke up. And it’s highly likely that Amber will do the same. But I had an advantage in the situation in that I wasn’t having family days with my ex. We didn’t share a child, so there was nothing that bonded us for life. And still, with no contact, it took a minute for me to realize that it just wasn’t going to happen.
Amber says that the marriage was the downfall of their relationship. But I wonder if their problems, his lifestyle, their schedules and her feelings about his music would change if they were simply living together or in a relationship (that wasn’t open) instead of being legally married? Would she suddenly be cool with him talking about his sexcapades because they aren’t married? Would she be okay with him being unfaithful because they’re not married? Marriage births a lot of new expectations but expectations are a part of every human relationship. And while they may change, they never disappear completely.
Then again, I imagine that two years being separated when you were married with a child, is still relatively new in the “breakup” phase. And anyone who’s ever broken up can tell you that there is often a period of time where the hope of reconciliation is still strong. Perhaps now that Amber will be focusing on her career, promoting her ideas and raising her son, she might find that there is someone else who can love her better than Wiz.
You can check out more interesting tidbits about her relationship with her ex husband as well as the full interview, on the next page.
In this edition of “Did Y’all See?” we have some questions for you, our loyal readers and watchers. Questions like, should Jamal Bryant step down now that he’s allegedly had a child born out of wedlock? And speaking of children, was Ciara wrong to sue Future, her baby-daddy and former fiancé, for sole custody of their son, Baby Future? And lastly, for those ladies who pretend not to care about public figures, if a man denied you sex, would you feel personally offended?
See what we had to say about each one of these topics. Be sure to watch and tell us what you think.
“Save Some Of You For You” Monyetta Shaw On Learning From Her Relationship With Ne-Yo and Her Book Bigger Than Me
Many of us fell in love with Monyetta Shaw watching her on “Atlanta Exes.” And many of our hearts broke hearing the story about how her former fiancé, singer, songwriter Ne-Yo, called off their engagement two months before their wedding. Incidentally, this was after Shaw had her tubes burned, because this was what they both agreed upon. (Ne-Yo said it was going to get a vasectomy but that never happened.) But y’all know the story. And in case you forgot it, the New York Post, did a great job of providing a recap. Turns out, Shaw wasn’t exactly thrilled about that interview for several reasons. MadameNoire reached out to Monyetta to not only get her thoughts on the interview but to clear up any misconceptions. We asked her how she moved past the hurt and what readers can expect from her book Bigger Than Me. And of course what’s her relationship with Ne-Yo and Crystal like these days.
See what she had to say below.
You expressed that you were less than satisfied about the way the Post ultimately portrayed you in their story. Can you tell us why you were unhappy with it?
Basically, it was supposed to be a question and answer interview. And right off top, she was asking questions about the past and things I no longer feel anymore and it didn’t have anything to do with the book. It’s not in my book; therefore, I didn’t want to discuss them. So, in a nutshell she basically made up what she wanted the book to be about. She was a fan of the show and we talked about it, we laughed. And she took things from there and put it in the interview and then, to add insult to injury, acted as if I wrote it, in the form of first person. I’m like, ‘Yo, that’s insane.’ It blew my mind. She said key words that I did not want her to say, that she said she wouldn’t say…it was horrible.
So would you say that what she included was untrue or it was just something you didn’t want to discuss at the time?
Anyone who watched the show [“Atlanta Exes”] knew the facts so it wasn’t necessarily untrue; however, she’s bringing up stuff that’s not important to where I am in my life so it’s unfair. And it’s not the message that I’m trying to send out to the world now. My ex and I are in a good place, we’re co-parenting. And that’s what the book is about. It’s not about bringing up stuff that could possibly ruin what we have.
So tell us about the place that you are in right now?
I am in a really, really good place in my life right now. The kids are amazing. They’ve always been my first priority. We got into our first choice school, which was a huge thing. It was like a six-month process. Working on my businesses, the Evan Grace Group, children’s book. I’m dating. Not going to disclose names. I’m just really excited about what God has in store. Glad to be on the other side.
How did you get here?
Giiirrrl, a lot of prayer and having supportive friends and family. My dad is the key to that. When I would be going through certain situations, I would call him. He would come through and give me a good scripture and keep it 100 percent, no matter if it hurt me or not. Just give me the real. You need that. You might not want it but you need it. And basically, just writing my book and getting it out was my therapy, just like the show was my therapy at that time. I discussed things that I’ve never discussed before and I feel like this is it. I’m putting it out there in this book and that’s the close of the chapter.
We all know breakups can be very difficult, especially when they happen in the public eye. There really is no blueprint to follow on how to handle yourself with dignity and tact. And in this age of social media, tea-spilling blogs and ever-present cameras, it’s hard to keep all those emotions private and in check at all times.
We saw that today with Ciara.
We all know the story of former lovers, rapper Future and singer Ciara. They were red hot for one another; sadly, after the birth of their son, they crashed and burned. And while things are certainly looking up in Ciara’s love life, (Heeey Russell!) there still seems to be a little bit of resentment there.
Today, in announcing the nominees for the Billboard awards, Ciara refused to speak her ex fiancé and father to her child’s name.
Check it out.
Ciara is so petty…so..soooo petty pic.twitter.com/tQSCRdTMpu
— Aaron Busby (@MrBusby4o8) April 11, 2016
She hit Future with that Voldemort treatment. Thankfully, her good buddy Ludacris was there to pick up the slack.
Naturally, we want to know what you think about this. It’s great for the internet but a part of me is giving her an “ok, girl.” I mean, she named her son Future. Nicknames aside, I’m sure she’s used to saying the name. Plus, nothing says I’m truly not over my ex, like I can’t speak his name. And as someone who’s newly engaged and in what appears to be a fulfilling relationship, she might want to clear her head and her heart first.
But, you never know what’s going behind the scenes. Future might be making her life a living hell. And it’s highly probable considering these two are still in court fighting a slander and libel case. Legally, she might not be able to say his name, in which case, what can you do?
What do you think about Ciara’s decision not to speak Future’s name?
Update: While Columbus was sitting silent in the video Karrine posted, several hours later, he had a few things to say about what seems to be their breakup on Twitter.
See what he had to say.
Just want to say….that it's unfortunate that way things end up. I felt truly that a woman gave me a home and a place to get my mind right
— Columbus Short (@ColumbusShort1) March 29, 2016
And a place to maturate gifts that I wasn't able to foster, without stability. I love Karin and her brilliantly talented son. But toxicity
— Columbus Short (@ColumbusShort1) March 29, 2016
(Did this dude just spell her name incorrectly?)
Of any kind isn't healthy for anyone. I've been working hard to bring you guys quality movies, music and art. And that's exactly what will
— Columbus Short (@ColumbusShort1) March 29, 2016
Continue to happen. How could you not love a woman who took you in a broken place and allow you to heal. I'm thankful for the journey and
— Columbus Short (@ColumbusShort1) March 29, 2016
It ain't the first time I've been homeless. But will definitely be the last!! When it's all said and done stand strong stand tall and
— Columbus Short (@ColumbusShort1) March 29, 2016
Most of all UNBROKEN……If I'm still standing you have no excuse! #MoreThanConquerers
— Columbus Short (@ColumbusShort1) March 29, 2016
Man…when you’re homeless, you definitely shouldn’t bite the hand that feeds and shelters you. Smh… hopefully Columbus will learn one day.
Karrine Steffans and Columbus Short have certainly had a whirlwind romance. Before we even had a chance to get used to these two as a couple, they were announcing that they were married. That was mid January.
Now, in late March, it seems that there might be trouble in paradise.
Well, not exactly “seems,” Karrine made it crystal clear on her Twitter page early this morning.
@ColumbusShort1 Out here fucking everything moving, ain't got a penny to his name and no place to live. Nigga, bye. FOH.
— Mrs. Karrine Short (@karrineandco) March 29, 2016
And as y’all know, Columbus Short is no stranger to mess and mayhem. And for whatever reason, there’s always a camera around to capture it.
Last night/early this morning, Karrine was holding that camera as she told the world that Short had been unfaithful. She even took the liberty of making it a bit easier for the blogs to find these women that he allegedly cheated with, by @ mentioning them in her Instagram post.
A photo posted by Mrs. Karrine Short (@karrineandco) on
There was also a video. And the looks one or both of them didn’t take the news too kindly. Columbus’ belongings were strewn across the floor of what looked like some type of lobby. While Karrine spoke, Short sat silently in a chair.
A video posted by Mrs. Karrine Short (@karrineandco) on
If you’ve followed Karrine’s Instagram page since January, you know that literally every other post is about her fabulous marriage to Columbus and how she’s never loved anyone as deeply as she loves him.
So naturally, it’s quite interesting to see this 180 degree turn.
I really don’t know what to say about these two. So, we’ll let you draw your own conclusions. Though, with Short’s history of domestic violence, I certainly hope she protects herself.
We often talk about the dangers of sharing too much of our lives on the internet, especially in the context of a relationship. We all have those friends who give you a blow by blow description of every milestone in their relationship and then give you a minute by minute update of how they’re handling the breakup.
There are some who, not content with the status of the relationship, push it a step further. I remember in college a good friend of got dumped by boyfriend. Months later, after he realized that he’d let a good thing slip through his fingers, he wrote an entire essay extolling her virtues, explaining how he messed up and wanted her back. He even made sure to include a picture. So all of her friends, his friends and anyone who happened to stumble across his Facebook page would see it and read about their story.
At the time I couldn’t tell if my friend liked it all that much. I’m sure a part of her was flattered but also a bit mortified with the fact that so much of her business was all over the internet, being consumed by our peers.
Personally, I just remember thinking, how manipulative. It was clear the whole reason he wrote the note was so people could applaud him for being “in touch with his feelings,” “fighting for his woman” and all those other cliches. People would, of course, read the note and see how sweet he had been and begin encouraging my friend to take him back. When no one really knew the full story of why they broke up in the first place. Conveniently, that didn’t make it into the Facebook post. All of it is very selfish and self serving. Without her permission, it put all the pressure of reconciliation on her, absolved him of any responsibility for their breakup; and worst of all, invited several third parties to comment on what should have been a private discussion.
While you might think this type of behavior would be reserved for the naive, non-celebrity types, we saw it recently when Robin Thicke went on a bit of a crusade to get his wife Paula Patton back. You know how that one turned out.
The most recent couple to go through this type of drama is Jordin Sparks and rapper Sage the Gemini.
For reasons unknown to us, the two are no longer together. And according to his Instagram page, Sage is not taking it too well.
He wrote this lengthy post, which has since been deleted, about missing his boo thang, in the hopes that she would read it and give him a call.
Can’t sit here and act industry like this shit don’t hurt me. You the only girl I can call at 3 in the morning and you’ll answer no problem. You the only girl that can wake up out of a dead sleep and get me some water because I was coughing in my sleep the only girl that loves me the way you were supposed to. I miss you to much to watch you look so amazing at the Clyde Davis party and not be able to call you and express how much I appreciated the look because you won’t answer nor text back the feeling is horrible. You see this picture?…… That’s the picture of me lookin at niggas lookin at you and givin them the eye like “wassup nigga” and you like it’s ok babe and you makin me smile and feel just Alittle more secure about it. Lol it kinda reminds me of the picture of the little lady standing in front of the hulk and being the only one that can calm him down that’s you ya know? But yea this shit is crazy i just wanna tell you I’m still being a good boy just incase you come to your senses. Valentine’s Day was supposed to be a special day I wanted that to be our anniversary because it’s your grandparents and maybe we could’ve double dated remember? Please call me back I just want like a hug and a kiss or something. Sincerely Dominic Wynn Woods
I know some of you all will read this and think it’s cute. Parts of it are. But mostly it just makes me roll my eyes. Don’t send strangers on social media to do what you couldn’t manage to do in the relationship, convince me that I needed to stay.
What do you think about an ex making a case for getting back together through social media? Would that work for you?
So in case you haven’t heard, Diddy and Cassie are no more. You never know with these two. By the time I finish this post, they might be back together again. But according to their social media activity, over the past few days, and a couple of sources, they’re finished.
First, Cassie quickly posted and deleted this meme.
According to Love B Scott, Cassie broke up with Diddy because of his involvement with another woman. Reportedly he even brought this woman to his Revolt Music festival in October. Even before this woman, people have been speculating about a rocky relationship saying that Cassie was largely absent from Diddy’s birthday celebrations.
I don’t know whether this source is accurate or not. But considering the fact that Diddy openly admitted that he’s still out here, on national radio, is enough to support those claims. In case, you missed it, he told “The Breakfast Club” about his love contract.
“I don’t want to promise on nothing I can’t deliver. What I can deliver, out of a pie, is I can promise you that, if I’m in a relationship with you, that 25% of your time, you’re going to just feel like ‘I hate being here. I hate this guy. He cheated on me, he lied on me.” But then there’s 75% I’m going to make you the happiest woman in the whole wide world. I’m going to be there to support your dreams, I’ma be there to hold you, listen to you. I’ma be there to be your best friend. And I promise you’ll smile the most. You know who I am, you know what it is.”
Yes, he said that…publicly.
Then, shortly after Cassie posted the meme, Diddy and the mother of his children, Kim Porter, were seen leaving the same sex toy/lingerie shop in LA.
Y’all know what’s up. Kim is always ready and willing. So there’s that.
But I’m wondering, now that Cassie has realized that she no longer wants to tolerate Diddy’s philandering, where does she go from here?
First, before we get to her, can we talk about the fact that Diddy let the whole world know that his relationship with Cassie wasn’t monogamous in the first place?
Let’s be real. No one thought Diddy was faithful. I’m sure Cassie even knew the deal. But there is a difference between you and your loved one knowing and understanding the agreement you’ve made. But it’s another thing when the whole world knows you’re actively and consistently cheating on your significant other. It’s tacky. And it would have been nice if Diddy could at least present a symbol of cohesiveness and loyalty toward Cassie by keeping his private love contract out of the public eye. It was almost like he was marketing himself to new women. “Come one, come all! I can offer you a piece of this fourth I’m not giving my main chick.”
But back to Cassie.
For those who aren’t too familiar with her story, she left producer and artist Ryan Leslie to be with Diddy. It was a bit of a grimy situation. But homegirl, for whatever reason, saw an opportunity and she took it.
We all saw the lavish life she lived while on the Bad Boy’s arm. She went on trips, all the parties, slept in his house and there was that one birthday where he blessed her with a stack of money. And during that time, Cassie might have released a couple of singles, modeled for Ciroc and Carol’s Daughter, but, from all appearances, she was mostly employed as his arm candy.
So now that the two have allegedly parted ways, after she has become accustomed to living a certain type of lifestyle, where does she go from here? Does she go back to dating regular dudes, with regular cash flow? I would imagine that it would be intimidating and difficult for another man in the music industry to step to her knowing how influential Diddy can be… and how much he likes to fight.
Furthermore, does she go back to work…whatever that might be? Before she didn’t really have to work with any type of consistency. What happens now?
We were discussing this in the office and said a woman like Cassie had to know that Diddy had no intentions of marrying her. I don’t know if Cassie wanted that for her life. But even if she didn’t, surely she knew this relationship likely wouldn’t last forever.
Did she save enough of that money to be good without him?
Since Diddy knew he was “out here” during a quarter of their relationship–if not more– is there any incentive on his part to take care of her once they are no longer together? Just as a good will gesture for knowingly putting up with his foolishness. Probably not, though the mothers of his children are well taken care of.
Obviously, I have no answers. I was raised not to depend on a man financially. And even if I just so happen to unite my finances with a man, in marriage, I should still have my own on the side just in case. So I’m asking out of sincere curiosity. What does Cassie and kept women like her do in this situation? Either way, she’s still pretty young. She’s got time.
Have you ever had a sugar daddy? If the relationship ended, was it a struggle to adjust to regular life again.
For some reason, I thought Lark Voorhies and her ex husband Jimmy Green were going to handle their divorce privately and quietly. But that doesn’t seem to be the case. Things have taken an ugly turn. And yesterday, when Green posted a picture on Instagram, completely unrelated to his relationship with Lark, she responded with a comment about his smaller than average penis.
Fameolous caught the exchange on Instagram before Jimmy deleted Lark’s comment.
But apparently Lark wasn’t done.
Earlier today, she issued a full statement regarding her six month marriage to Jimmy and why she doesn’t have time for the “bugaboos.”
See what she had to say in one of the most coherent statements we’ve heard from Voorhies in a long time.
Well, well, well.
Tell it all Lark!
Hours after this overshare, Voorhies posted another picture on Instagram saying that her account had been compromised.
Interestingly enough, she didn’t delete the original, offending post.
In the past, listening to Lark Voorhies speak has been an interesting endeavor. It seemed she just plucked words out of the sky and strung them together in confusing sentences. But this letter seemed to be written pretty coherently. Perhaps, now that she’s away from Jimmy, she’s in the care of her mother and she’s getting the help she needs.
It was very clear from the start that Green was attempting to take advantage of Voorhies. And now with him referencing sex tapes, it’s clear that that was indeed the case. Maybe they’re both battling something.
Either way, I hope I don’t see Green do anything to further abuse or take advantage of Voorhies. And if he does, I hope she’s ready for him.