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When I think of Karrueche Tran, side chick is not one of the words that immediately comes to mind. However, the folks over at VH1 seem to have placed the longtime girlfriend of troubled R&B crooner Chris Brown into the side chick file. Their site recently posted a feature highlighting “10 Notorious Hip Hop Side Chicks” and somehow, Karrueche made the cut along with Karrine Steffans, Lil’ Kim and Tameka Fuller.
As to be expected, the sweet-faced stylist was seemingly hurt and disturbed by the feature.
“When no one understands you.. they misinterpret you.. judge you.. label you.. this is embarrassing to see, but I can do nothing but laugh because at the end of the day you can say whatever you want about me,” she wrote in an Instagram post.
“Label me however you please.. Your words do not define who I am. I’m happy with myself.. Flaws..wrong choices..mistakes and all and that’s all that matters. I usually don’t speak up on shit like this but whatever. I have family that has to see shit like this. I don’t even think we’re all on the same page as to what a “side chick” really is.. Either way .”
While the Chris Brown/Rihanna/Karrueche Tran love triangle was certainly a notable one, I definitely don’t think that situation qualifies her as a side chick. Or does it?
What do you think? Is the term “side chick” being used a little loosely here?
Stephen A. Smith Slams Tiny For Publicly Bashing T.I.: ‘The Next Call She May Get Is From A Divorce Attorney’
Everybody and their mamas have something to say about the fight that went down last weekend between T.I. and Floyd Mayweather Jr., and sports commentator Stephen A. Smith is no different. During a recent appearance on ESPN’s “First Take,” the outspoken TV personality offered his two cents and as usual, it was very entertaining.
“Be cool and learn how to walk away,” Stephen advised. “One of the things that I will say about Floyd Mayweather Jr. compared to most is that he’s relatively cool and to himself in public. All of that bravado you see with the 24/7 promoting his fights and what have you, Floyd doesn’t roll like that in public. Usually, it’s trouble coming to him. It’s not the other, which is why you have those bodyguards with you all the time. Everybody knows how much money Floyd makes because Floyd ain’t shy about letting you know, but the problem is that usually invites trouble.”
Stephen went on to address some comments made by Tiny via her Instagram account, where she accused T.I. of being jealous. He also slammed the reality star for publicly siding with Floyd as opposed to her husband.
“I’m not going to accuse T.I. of being jealous or whatever, regardless of what his wife says because I’m trying to figure out why would the wife go on Twitter and dime out her husband like that? That doesn’t make sense to me because even if it were true, that is yo’ husband. And he is supposed to take precedent over everybody else. Even if he’s wrong, that’s something that you tell in private. You don’t tell the world that he was wrong. That’s the dude you go home to, that you have a family with. So that’s a different subject.”
For a moment he caught himself, and made it clear that he’s not looking to slander Tiny in any way, but made it clear that if she were his wife, he’d probably be divorcing her.
“I’m certainly not trying to impune her integrity or reputation in any way. I’m just talking about principles. If I have a wife and that wife goes on Twitter and tells the world she thinks I’m wrong, the next call she may get is from a divorce attorney. With a wife like you, what I need one for? You got to go!”
Watch a clip from the discussion below.
Last month it was Mayweather, this month it’s Carolina Panthers player Greg Hardy Jr. We’re not sure how he does it, but it looks like Nelly may have found himself in the middle of another messy and emotional love triangle.
According to Page Six, the defensive lineman was arrested earlier this week in Charlotte, North Carolina on charges of assault and communicating threats. In Hardy’s arrest warrant, it’s noted that his girlfriend, Nicole Holder, is alleging that the 6-foot-4, 290-pound athlete threw her onto a pile of guns and threatened to kill her.
As for what triggered the fight, according to Charlotte Observer beat reporter Jonathan Jones, Nelly was at the center of the fight. You see, Nicole is claiming that Hardy flew into a jealous rage over her previous relationship with Nelly, which she says was short-lived.
According to the Charlotte Observer, Holder’s complaint against Hardy reads as follows:
“On May 13, 2014 Greg Hardy attacked me in his apartment. Hardy picked me up and threw me in the tile tub area of his bathroom. I have bruises from head to toe, including head, neck, back, shoulders, arms, legs elbow and feet. Hardy pulled me from the tub by my hair, screaming at me that he was going to kill me, break my arms and other threats that I completely believe. He drug me across the bathroom and out into the bedroom. Hardy choked me with both hands around my throat while I was lying on the floor. Hardy picked me up over his head and threw me onto a couch covered in assault rifles and/or shotguns. I landed on those weapons. Hardy bragged that all the assault rifles were loaded. Landing on those weapons bruised my neck and my back. Hardy screamed for his ‘administrative assistant’ (Sammy Curtis) to come into the room and hold me down. Curtis came into the room, grabbed me from behind and held me down. Hardy and Curtis then took me into the living room area. I wasn’t nearly strong or fast enough to escape. I begged them to let me go & I wouldn’t tell anyone what he did. They took me out into the hall, pushed me down & went back inside the apartment. I crawled to the elevator and ran into [Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department].”
She also alleged “as part of the assault, [Hardy] threatened to shoot me if I went to the media or reported his assaults to anyone.” Hardy, however, is proclaiming his innocence. According to his attorney, Chis Fialko, Nicole actually attacked Hardy and his friend, refusing to leave his apartment. Holder’s petition for a protective order against the 25-year-old NFL star, was dismissed by a judge on Wednesday after she failed to appear for a scheduled hearing.
As you may recall, Nelly made headlines last month for his romantic relationship with Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s ex-girlfriend, Shantel Jackson.
‘That’s Gross:’ Teyana Taylor Speaks On Being Betrayed By Ex-Friend Tae Heckard & Ex-Fiance, Brandon Jennings
NBA star Brandon Jennings and “The Game” actress Lashontae Heckard are one of the latest celebrity couples to go public with their relationship. And while we’d like to say that their new blossoming romance is without drama, it’s not. In fact, they’re actually a crucial part of the messy love web that is Ashanti, Nelly, Floyd Mayweather, Shantel Jackson and Teyana Taylor. You see, while Brandon and Tae are now an item, Tae was recently romantically tied to Nelly and she also used to be friends with Teyana Taylor—Brandon’s ex.
friend ex-friend recently appeared on The Breakfast Club and well, she’s not happy. Interestingly, she says her beef is with Tae.
“There’s always that one girl that you go through everything with. So at that point, you don’t shock her anymore. Brandon doesn’t even shock my anymore. So my issue isn’t with Brandon. I’m not even upset because I know him. My issue is with Tae because we were friends.”
Teyana then went on to break down the timeline with text messages that prove she and Tae are actually friends. According to Teyana, Brandon and Tae went public on March 27th, but she has text messages from Tae about getting together and taking photos that were sent on March 5th.
“Here’s the issue, you’re 36 years old,” she went on to say of Tae. “You’re a grown woman. I’m 23. How old are we here? As a woman, the moment you found out that me and Brandon were engaged—and peep game, when stuff hit the blogs I called her. I found out via the blogs. And when I called her, she got defensive. When you’re friends with somebody, you’re more hurt and disappointed than angry.”
Teyana adds that Tae’s best friend made her fully aware that Brandon has history with the GOOD Music recording artist.
“When I called Tae, she was getting you know. I said ‘Tae, listen, I’m calling and letting you know how you handled it was wack. And she goes, ‘I didn’t find out until recently.’ How long ago was recently? She said ‘3 weeks ago.’ 3 weeks ago was March 5th. You understand what I’m saying?”
She also decided to tackle rumors that Brandon left her for Tae and Brandon’s decision to downplay their relationship.
“Oh, no, no, that’s not how that went,” Teyana explained. “But then, on Twitter he said he’s been single for three years. I’m going to make this part about him very, very short. Only Brandon and I know the personal things that we had going on in our relationship. So it’s kind of like, if you wanna down play what we have to build a platform for your current relationship, that’s your business. That’s none of my business. Brandon knows, the world knows, I know that we were engaged. That was very public. We were engaged at the Madea premiere. But I mean, if you forgot that, then I forgot that too.”
“Nothing is ever serious when you’re in your current relationship,” she continued. “I feel no real man should ever downplay anything, whether it’s me, his baby’s mother, anything. Don’t downplay your past relationships to build a platform. If she loved you for who you are or liked you for who you are, then she’s gonna like your regardless. You don’t need to downplay me. I was disappointed. I felt betrayed because of everything we’ve been through on and off for six years.”
Watch Teyana’s full interview on the next page. Thoughts?
When it was first revealed that Floyd Mayweather’s ex-fiancée, Shantel Jackson, was in a relationship with Nelly, many were under the impression that Nelly and Mayweather were good friends. But according to Nelly, this couldn’t be further from the truth. While he agrees that they were acquaintances at some point, he insists that there was never a friendship.
“Me and Floyd being such good friends is a total shock to me considering we have never exchanged numbers, never been invited to a fight, never been to his house, never ate lunch, we never have hung out anywhere other than seeing each other in a club!” Nelly explained in an Instagram post.
He went on to accuse Floyd of scheming on one of his exes in the past.
“Floyd could be confusing his relationship with me with his relationship with my ex for whom he has exchanged numbers and has flown personally to attend his weekend in Michigan which I wasn’t invited (guess I wasn’t in the circle of friends then) lol. “I have great respect for him as far as him being a true champion in his sport but homies ..?? Circle of friends ..? Nahh … Good luck to him tho keep making history champ.”
And if all of that weren’t enough, Nelly has also released a track titled “Thanks To My Ex,” which is believed to be about the messy love triangle involving his new love interest and Floyd. An excerpt of the song’s lyrics read:
“I’m glad he lied to your face.
I’m glad she made those mistakes.
Cuz you wouldn’t be here now.
I wouldn’t be here now. We wouldn’t be here now. Thanks to your ex. Thanks to my ex.”
Clearly, there’s some underlying bitterness here.
Listen to Nelly’s new track below. Thoughts?
When Rob Kardashian and Rita Ora split up back in Dec. 2012, he sent a clear message that this was not an amicable breakup. The troubled reality star blasted his singer ex-girlfriend on Twitter, going as far as accusing her of cheating on him with 20 different men.
“She cheated on me with 20 dudes while we were together, I wonder how many she will sleep with now that we apart. I mean 20?!” he tweeted at the time. “How can a woman who is so busy trying to start her own career have time to be with so many dudes all while in a relationship?!?!”
“I’m actually disgusted a woman could give up her body to more than 20 dudes in less than a year’s time while trying to start a career.”
During a recent stay in New York, Rita stopped by Power 105.1 where she had a chat with The Breakfast Club about Rob’s public meltdown.
“I’m still waiting,” she said in response to Rob’s allegations. “I’ll let you know when I [do have sex with that many people]. But I didn’t.” “What I think is that people react to things differently and like to express their feelings in certain ways,” she continued. “I don’t tend to use social media. So when that whole situation happened, silence for me is the biggest form of flattery. And I love to keep it moving unless I need to say something.”
For quite a bit of time following their split, Rob’s life appeared to be on somewhat of downward spiral. And apparently some folks have been blaming Rita his recent misfortune—including the large amount of weight he has gained since the split. Rita, however, says she has nothing to do with it.
“Why is everyone blaming that [on me]?” the “Fifty Shades of Grey” actress questioned. “Look, I don’t want to talk about this too much because people move onward and upward. But you know, it was a phase. It was a moment in my life. And you know, now it’s onward and upward.”
Speaking of controversy, Rita also discussed rumors that she’s beefing with fellow RocNation artist Rihanna.
“First of all, I love her,” Rita reasoned. “I think she is dope. And all these kind of comparisons, it’s kind of pretty flattering. But I know it’s not that. Being from London, there is only so much that you can learn about this [person] from this side of the pond. But it’s better to be compared to [Rihanna] than being compared to Shrek or somebody.” “It’s rumors. It’s all rumors,” she continued. “Good thing is though, I’m own my own thing, she’s doing her own thing. We don’t need to watch what each other is doing. We just do our own thing.”
As for those pesky rumors that she’s carrying on a secret affair with Jay Z, Rita says:
“Don’t you dare disrespect Beyoncé like that ever again in your entire life.. You should know better than that. That’s just straight up disrespect, you can’t even go there. That’s not even a question.”
Watch Rita’s full interview on the next page.
For those of you who may be unsure what Sundy Carter’s ties are to the whole NBA wives circle besides her friendship with resident troublemaker Jackie Christie, a few years ago she gave birth to a child with NBA player Larry Hughes—who’s actually very married. During a recent interview, the “Basketball Wives LA” star opened up about the affair and the child that it produced.
“When two people are adults and they have a mutual understanding, I didn’t get pregnant by myself, I didn’t impregnate myself,” the former video vixen told HipHollywood. “I won’t go deep into that. It’s not off-limits, but it’s just really irrelevant. I know what it is, I don’t need to explain myself, I don’t need to explain my story as how I got my Kennedy. It wasn’t immaculate conception.”
Realizing that she was a bit on the defensive side, Sundy explained that people seem to forget that she didn’t create her child alone.
“I’m probably getting a little loud, when I think about my 6-year-old, I’m like, ‘hold up, we made this 6-year-old together and we knowingly did this and this. It is what it is.'”
She also seemed to imply that she was somehow misled in her relationship with Larry.
“This is the outcome and regardless of who was lied to and whoever else was lied to, that’s not for me to judge. All I can go by is what was presented to me.”
As for how Larry feels about Sundy appearing on “Basketball Wives LA:”
“I didn’t have to get anybody’s permission to do the show. I do my own thing.”
Watch Sundy’s interesting interview below. We’re dying to hear your thoughts.
Last week we told you that Karrueche Tran had officially confirmed her split from on-again, off-again boyfriend, Chris Brown. After she stuck with him through a rather extensive rehab stint, many wondered what possibly could have contributed to their breakup. However, according to the folks over at the New York Daily News, the reason for this breakup shares a common factor with all of their other breakups—Chris’ other on-again, off-again girlfriend, Rihanna.
Sources claim that while Karrueche was playing the doting girlfriend during Chris’ 90-day stint at a Malibu rehabilitation facility, he was also reconnecting with Rih Rih. Insiders go on to claim that in January, the “Unapologetic” singer hopped on a private plane and shot over to Florida to visit Chris in rehab. The two reportedly spent a few hours together and then Rih Rih left quickly.
According to reports, Karrueche wasn’t too thrilled to learn about their little reunion so she dumped him. Karrueche has yet to comment on the rumors and whether or not there is any truth to them. There may certainly be more to the story, but we honestly wouldn’t be completely shocked if Chris and Rih’s seemingly never-ending saga played a role in the latest breakup. History does seem to have a way of repeating itself.
Do you think Karrueche should stay away from Chris for good this time?
When the world first learned that Swizz Beatz was divorcing his wife, Mashonda Tifrere, news also leaked that the 35-year-old hip hop producer fathered a child with someone else during their six-year marriage. It turns out the child’s mother is Jahna Sebastian, a London-based singer and producer. During a recent interview with Mara The Hip Hop Socialite, Jahna opened up about co-parenting her daughter, Nicole, with Swizz and why she kept the birth of her child a secret for so long.
While having a child outside out one’s marriage seems like the ultimate betrayal, Jahna insists that her child was not the reason for Swizz and Mashonda’s divorce because she refrained from reaching out until she learned that they were splitting up.
“I did not want the news about my pregnancy and my daughter’s birth to become the reason of his divorce [from Mashonda],” Jahna explained. It wasn’t, because I kept it secret from most people and from the media, although I mentioned the name in my immigration case during that time when I was asked but demanded confidentiality from them.”
“On top of that I didn’t even want to have anything with a married man,” she added. “But I had to put my pride aside to give my child a chance to have a relationship with her father, however it had to happen at the right time. I only reached out with official paperwork after I have found out that the divorce has already been filed for totally different reasons that had nothing to do with my child and I.”
Jahna also discussed what a difficult time she had prior to revealing that Swizz fathered her daughter.
“I wanted to save my daughter from that kind of negativity, because children are innocent. During those two years until I reached out I had to deal with everything on my own without any child support and I was not entitled to any welfare at all either, those were hard times. I have never been on welfare anyway.”
“Having a child in the UK does not give you the right to stay here or get British passport, you have to have other valid reasons to stay and prove that you can also contribute to the community, which I have done. If I didn’t fight for my immigration case at that time, Nicole would have also been deported to Russia. However, at least my daughter has nothing to do with the divorce and everybody was happy to find out about her.”
Now that Swizz knows about Nicole, Jahna says that he has been a good father, seeing their daughter approximately 3-4 times per year.
“Three to four times a year on average. I have always supported their relationship. That was the initial reason I have reached out in the first place because a child deserves a chance to have a relationship with the father.”
“I have always supported their relationship. That was the initial reason I have reached out in the first place because a child deserves a chance to have a relationship with the father.”
Surprisingly, Jahna says she also has a relationship with Swizz’s ex-wife, Mashonda.
“We keep in touch. It’s all good.”
Read her full interview here. Thoughts?
Chris Brown has pulled stunts in his relationship with Karrueche Tran that most would deem unforgivable—like leaving her for his on-again, off-again girlfriend, Rihanna. Yet somehow, someway, he always finds his way back to the fashionista; and she always finds it in her heart to take him back. Though some would consider her love for Chris to be downright foolish, back in October BlogXilla expressed in a post for Global Grind that Karrueche’s love for Chris is simply unconditional.
“Karrueche uploaded a picture of her and Chris kissing, with the caption “always and forever,” Xilla wrote. “I immediately thought: I want a woman to love me like Karrueche loves Chris Brown. A woman to love me regardless of the dumb sh** I do!”
In a recent interview with Karrueche, Xilla mentioned that post, which prompted Karrueche to discuss her undying love for Chris and explain how people could never understand their relationship from the outside looking in.
“It’s different,” explained Karrueche. “And its something that a lot of people won’t and will never understand, which is why I get so much flack and hate because you know looking from the outside in it looks messy. Nobody knows the real story, nobody knows what I went through so.”
She also addressed how much people criticize her for the decisions she makes.
“It’s kind of hard and it’s annoying,” she began. “These people just say whatever they want. Anything I do its like, ‘Oh, you couldn’t launch you’re line you’re a dumb b***, you’re wack’, just stupid stuff. Like you can’t even say my name or spell my name, first of all. I just try my best to ignore it and look on the positive side. At the end of the day, they don’t know who I am and they’re judging me based off their opinions, so I just try and stay on the positive side.”
>Watch her interview on the next page. What do you think of Karrueche’s undying love for Chris. Does it epitomize what unconditional love really looks like or is she just playing herself?