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I read somewhere, I think on VerySmartBrothas.com, a long time ago that the one thing a woman fears most in a relationship is being made to look like a fool. I don’t know if that’s true for everyone else, but those words struck a chord with me. Probably because I’m an intensely prideful person. Complexes and insecurities aside though, there is something so soul crushing about giving your time, companionship, love and devotion to someone who doesn’t respect, appreciate and return it.
Truth be told, most of us have been there.
At the end of the day though, I believe that most of the good things any of us do in the name of love should not be held against us. Love requires vulnerability.
The difference between us, non-famous folks and celebrities is that if they choose to be open about their relationship, the potential blunders and bad decisions are on display for the world to see. And so now, not only do you, your family and friends know you made a mistake or invested in the wrong person, the world–or as many people who care about your celebrity in the world- do too. We’ve seen it time and time again.
It’s happened so much now that you can almost see it coming. I noticed it with Ciara and Future, with Jordin Sparks and Jason Derulo (when he had her in that “Marry Me” video without a single proposal) and most recently with Sevyn Streeter and B.O.B.
Like most celebrity couples, I thought they were adorable initially. I liked that she was determined to just live her life and share her love with the world.
But things took a left turn when she started talking about their sex life.
It was during an interview with “The Breakfast Club” that Sevyn Streeter proudly proclaimed that she believes that whenever your man wants sex, it’s your duty to give it to him. And the same rules apply to men.
Specifically, she said:
“I think that when you commit to somebody and you take them off the market, right? I think that it is your job as a woman or as a man to– I don’t think you should ever say no. Anal sex I’m not into, but I mean, if you’re tried–‘Oh, I’m tired, I don’t feel like it.’ No. Because at the end of the day, you took that person off the market. They can’t go and be with somebody else because they’re with you. So, don’t you ever say no.”
And as soon as the words sprang from her mouth, I started singing lines from UGK’s “Int’l Players Anthem (I Choose You.)”
“Too soon, don’t do it. Reconsider. Read some literature on the subject.”
I said as much in the original piece I wrote, specifically mentioning the fact that this was quite a privilege to bestow on a boyfriend you’d only been dating for a few months. If you’re always ready and willing, to put it crassly,” to bust it open,” what does he get as the level of commitment grows?
We learned over the weekend that Sevyn and B.O.B. are no more, not because they released a statement or a source spilled the tea; but because B.O.B., channeling his inner Petty Wap, jumped on Instagram to alert the world to his new single status.
A class act.
But it didn’t stop there. When people inquired about the reason for the break up, speculating that it was infidelity on his part, he took to Twitter to defend himself.
I don’t know their situation or the agreements they made. But if Sevyn was breaking him off every time he asked and said that he had the right to cheat if she wasn’t able to have sex with him, why would she be cool with him sleeping with other women? She was already giving so much, arguably too much.
But that’s not even the biggest issue here. When we go through breakups, we assume that the person is going to move on to someone else eventually. We just hope and maybe even assume that perhaps they’ll do it with some tact as to not hurt our feelings any further. Bobby Ray is just not doing that. And that’s disappointing.
As much as Sevyn admitted doing for him, publicly, he couldn’t even spare her feelings by keeping his elation at being single and his recent sexual conquests off of the internet.
I don’t know if homeboy was wearing a mask, but this is the type of man who never deserved those privileges in the first place. And it hurts me to know that Sevyn Streeter, who seems like a lovely and compassionate woman, got involved with such a troll.
I’m not writing this to tell women what they should and shouldn’t do with their bodies. At the end of the day, it’s not really about the sex. It’s about bending over backwards, doing too much for people who aren’t worthy. I’ve done that time and time again and sex wasn’t even on the table. The outcome is the same, you end up feeling used and foolish.
There are far too many men who are so quick to present women with a list of demands. They want a woman who cooks, who gives good head, who will support his dreams, who doesn’t nag, who enjoys sports, but won’t talk during the game etc etc. But these same men are often the ones who have a hard time telling you what they have to offer in return, aside from a little bit of money, if they have even that.
Again, I’m not giving any woman any advice because life and love don’t follow any particular rules; but these celebrity relationships teach quite a few lessons about privileges, character and public proclamations. All the ladies in the place (with style and grace) should be paying close attention.
Lil Kim and the father of her child, fellow rapper Mr. Papers, have been through some things. From allegations of abuse to him posting a petty picture of her rival, Nicki Minaj, to a nasty custody battle, their love story has had a few bumps along the way.
But it seems the two are on another uphill swing. Just an hour ago, Mr. Papers took to Instagram to apologize to Lil Kim about the way he’s treated her in the past, particularly about posting that picture of Nicki Minaj. He also expressed his appreciation and gratitude for being reunited with his family.
See what he had to say in the post below.
I want to apologize to the girl that I Love and the only girl I will ever Love @lilkimthequeenbee my baby's mother/ best friend . She is an amazingly beautiful girl inside & out and the realest girl I kno … My heart is with her . I made a lot of mistakes growing up and I even made mistakes after I grew up but one of my biggest mistakes was losing my wife and all that time with my family … When I posted a pic of her enemy I was in my feelings and upset because she was posting pics with other niggaz and I acted off my emotions , but the truth is , there is no female out here , rapper chick /celeb chick or regular female that is Badder or flyer than Kim "nobody "!!! And as u guys can see I'm the type of person that just says exactly what I feel No Chill I'm just happy I get to be back in my daughters life . She's my little twin and I won't ever be away from her no matter what ! All I can say is …God is Real!!! I thank the Big Homie for putting me back with my family (Photo credit @lilkimthequeenbee )
Do you think they’ll make it work for good this time?
Yesterday, we reported that it seemed Fantasia and her husband Kendall Taylor had reconciled. She posted a picture of the two together and called him her best friend. And even though we root for Fantasia, most of us around here think that it’s time she take her relationship off the gram.
But today, she’s back again with a message for those who tried to come in between her marriage.
Read her message below.
"Life is So Funny… Do they even know why we are still laughing? Does it even matter? Yet we are Called to continue loving those that hate us. Pushing us Spiritually beyond our own limitations. This song in our hearts remains high above gossip of those who couldn't walk a mile in our shoes. No one lied. No one cheated. No one broke a single vow. What we learned was to keep those who aren't for us out of our marriage. As our love grows stronger, our circle grows smaller. So we continue to sing and laugh at those who tried to come between what God alone brought together. Yes we Sing! Even though my Husband is a little out of tune! Lol" #TaylorMade
I’m sure there are some people out there who are rooting for she and her relationship to fail. Just because there are great number of people who want everyone to be miserable like they are. But I’d argue that there are even more people who, after witnessing all that Fantasia has endured and overcome, want her to win in life and love.
Unfortunately, Fantasia is the one getting in the way of all this.
For those who don’t remember, Fantasia was the one who let us into her relationship drama when she took her rings off and said it was done.
And this was just in April.
Fantasia said that no vows were broken but she was the one wrote: “…He done me wrong! She put me out! He cheated! She lied! I can’t eat! I can’t sleep! … We develop an idea of what a relationship should be. If things do not go the way we planned, our hearts are broken.”
She could have very well been speaking about the general human condition but after that ring pictture, it left a lot of room for speculation and theorization.
Essentially, if Fantasia doesn’t want people in her relationship, she could eliminate millions of opinions by keeping updates on her relationship, good and bad, off of social media.
I know I’m not the only one whose noticed that people, celebrity and otherwise, who go out of their way to brag, boast and broadcast their unions are usually the ones who are their least secure in their partnerships.
All of us could take this as a lesson to protect that which and those who we consider sacred in our lives.
Fantasia is an open book. When she’s hurting, we know and when she happy she’ll tell us about that too. Months ago, the singer was going through a lot with the death of her grandmother and what looked like the dissolution of her marriage to Kendall Taylor.
You may remember back in April, she wrote:
“It is Done…The Kids and I Will Always Love You <3 I got to stay strong for Granny…He was the best man I knew Kendall you are loved.”
In addition to those very telling words, she included a picture of her wedding ring set, off her finger.
But Kendall wasn’t just some longtime boyfriend. He was, and still is, Fantasia’s husband. And in these instances it’s usually nice to work it out, if at all possible.
And thankfully, it looks like Fantasia and Kendall have done just that.
She recently posted this picture with another telling caption. And the rings were in full view.
After all she’s been through in her life and most recently, we’re happy to see Fantasia with a smile on her face.
We really wanted to be happy for Lark Voorhies (aka Lisa Turtle from “Saved By The Bell”) in her new marriage. But there may be trouble on the horizon.
TMZ, the same outlet that broke the news about the couple’s recent nuptials did some digging on Mr. Jimmy Green.
And unfortunately, they discovered there was a warrant out for his arrest.
All of this is the result of a 2012 incident. In Tucson, Arizona, Green allegedly attempted to return a cell phone. But the owner of the store refused to take it back. Police report that after that, Green became enraged. He threw the phone at the wall in the story and then said, “I’m going to break the store and kill (you).”
Green was charged with making criminal threats and disorderly conduct. He became a wanted man when he failed to show up for his court hearing.
Crazy how he was able to dodge the police for three years.
Hopefully, these two are able to work this out.
Lark Voorhies has a way of popping up in the media in the most unexpected ways. Whether we’re questioning her fashion and makeup choices or listening to her deflect rumors that she has bipolar disorder, she is the queen of reemergence.
Today, TMZ reports that the former “Saved By The Bell” star has tied the knot. Voorhies married a man named Jimmy Green in Las Vegas.
Green and Voorhies met on Facebook a year ago. He says that they’ve had two weddings already and there’s another one in the future.
They had a commitment ceremony on April 1, an official Vegas chapel ceremony, with a marriage license on April 30 and they’re planning a big wedding with family and friends next year.
Green says that they’ve have never lived together but finding a new home is their top priority right now.
Well, that’s a start.
Congratulations to Lark and Jimmy!
If you’re a TLC fan and happen to know a thing or two about the group members, you know that Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins has been through some thangs. In addition to all of the group drama that we know a thing or two about, T-Boz has also lived with Sickle Cell anemia and survived an abusive marriage with rapper and father of her child Mack 10.
Having come through all of that, we’re rooting for T-Boz in life and love.
And from the looks of things, love just might have come her way. The lead singer of TLC has been linked to Donta Wade, a St. Louis celebrity personal trainer who works closely with rapper Nelly, among others.
The two met on the New Kids On The Block tour .
Donta seems to be completely smitten, calling T-Boz his soulmate. He recently posted this message on his Facebook page.
“Thanks to this tour, i finally met my soul mate…#happy #Tionne #abouttime”
And he also posted this image of the two chilling together, watching a movie.
Ok then Mr. Wade. Looks like T-Boz did pretty well for herself. Homeboy is too cute. And that baawwdy…
Good luck to these two.
“Everything Was Completely Natural” White Rapper Machine Gun Kelly Confirms Relationship With Amber Rose
While some of us were still holding out hope that Amber and Wiz Khalifa were going to work things out and get back together; it seems that Amber has moved on, at least temporarily. Rapper Machine Gun Kelly was all up on the radio recently talking about his newfound boo-ship with Amber Rose.
Or more so, the downside being in a public relationship with Muva.
He sat down with Hot 97 and spilled some tea.
How they got together
Everything was completely natural. It wasn’t anything that I had expected or had planned. When the universe throws something your way — I’m one of those people that go with it….
I had no idea what came with that. And it would be a lie if I didn’t say it wasn’t a struggle — I’m one of the most anti spotlight people ever … It’s one of those things where it makes you re-think this whole fame thing again. I’m a very like, roll with no security — I can go anywhere I want. It makes it difficult, with stuff like that, to maintain a lifestyle and when that’s on the line — like what’s happening?
Interesting. He doesn’t like the high-profile relationship but he draws even more attention to it by talking about it on the radio.
Hmm. We’ll have to keep our eye on this dude. Particularly after he made those comments about Black women and oral sex at the BET Awards and then cussed a Black woman out when she walked away from his foolishness. No, I’m not making this up.
Ugh. Not going to lie, I was hoping this wasn’t true.
I really like Amber Rose, so I’m just hoping this dude doesn’t turn out to be yet another jerk.
What do you think of Amber’s new boo?
We’ve all heard the saying, “Bros before hoes” and that can apply to female friends as well. A true friendship can withstand just about anything. But what happens when your bestie starts dating someone you don’t like or you just can’t get along with? Or what if the new boo isn’t the right person for your friend? Do you suck it up and stay silent or do you say something? These celebrity friendships were tested when a new relationship was formed. Here are a few celebs who don’t get along with their friends’ boos.
It’s that time of year: Chris Brown and ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran are off again (on again?). There have been tweets, rants on Instagram, allegations that have generated fodder in the form of memes. To be quite honest, I love it. You would have to be an incredible writer to come up with a story this amusing. And now, Chris Brown is a father. Last night the internet went wild and Tran seems to have confirmed it.
While their lives may be some part entertainment, their circumstances made me think. These are two young lovers trying to figure out life, love, themselves, and each other. A real relationship has ended and there are many nuances that we can all relate to in our own personal lives. For all of its social media fodder, here are 10 lessons we all can learn from the ballad of Chris Brown and Karrueche Tran using none other than songs from Breezy’s discography as narration.