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[Watch] Karrueche Tran Stars In Chris Brown’s “Autumn Leaves” Video

January 23rd, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Just one month after Karrueche Tran declared how done she is with boyfriend Chris Brown, the “Loyal” singer announced the world premiere of his new music video, “Autumn Leaves,” which stars none other than Tran.

In the song, which features Kendrick Lamar, Brown sings about fighting for a relationship after his lover has given up and decided that she wants out. In the video, the troubled star is dressed as a battle-worn Samurai warrior and follows Tran around. In the end, the two reunite, which is what will more than likely happen in real life as well, given their track record.

The video serves as no indicator of the current status of their relationship, which formally ended last December, as it was filmed last year in Hawaii. However, since their split, the two were spotted on multiple occasions partying together—not to mention that they exchanged smooches on New Year’s Eve.

“Check out @chrisbrownofficial’s new video ‘Autumn Leaves’ guest starring yours truly. Enjoy! It’s wonderful,” Tran informed fans on Instagram.

Karrueche Tran plays Chris Brown's love interest in his newly released "Autumn Leaves" music video.

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Check out the video below. Are you feeling it?

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Be Honest: Famous Singers Whose Voices Have Only Gotten Better…And Worse

January 22nd, 2015 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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The age of the great singer has pretty much come and gone, but there are some very talented musicians who have managed to get better with time. On the flipside, there are also singers who started out with great voices, only to have them wane over time (blame it on age, hard living, etc.). Here are 10 examples on both sides of singers whose voices have improved greatly over the years, and a few who have lost their mojo for a variety of reasons.

Worse: Alicia Keys

A. Keys was never out here singing like Anita Baker, but as she got older and started writing and arranging more and more songs that pushed her voice past a limit she is really capable of (Yes, I’m talking about “Girl on Fire”), the change in her voice became more noticeable. These days, the talented writer and pianist does a lot more screaming than singing:

“Nothing Can Stop What God Has Planned”: Chris Brown Reacts After Having His Probation Revoked, Could Face Jail Time Again

January 16th, 2015 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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Despite looking as though he would finally get on the right track and get off of probation, Chris Brown might be back in trouble after all.

According to the AP, a judge revoked the singer’s probation from the Rihanna case on Thursday because he reportedly traveled without approval for a show, and didn’t finish his community service requirements. Brown is catching somewhat of a break for now though, because they will allow him to remain free until he has to attend another hearing on March 20. On that date, another update will be given to Judge James R. Brandlin of LA Superior Court by probation officials, and if things aren’t up to par with his expectations, Brown could go back to jail.

This decision is based on the fact that even though Brown was allegedly told that he could not leave LA County without permission, he traveled to San Jose on Jan. 11 to perform. Clearly that show wasn’t worth it because not only did it get him in trouble, but that same show was the one where five people were shot as he performed “Loyal” on stage. There is no indication that Brown was involved in that shooting, however, probation officials are looking into it either way to be sure. But in Brown’s defense, his attorney, Mark Geragos, said that Brown was incorrectly told that he didn’t need an okay to go to San Jose for the performance.

In the end, the judge actually accepted Geragos’ explanation, but in order to have control of this situation, and due to the fact that Brown didn’t finish the last 200 hours of his 1,000 community service hours, Judge Brandlin revoked the singer’s probation anyway.

According to the AP, Brown attended court with Karrueche Tran and his mother, and afterwards, he shared this on Twitter:

 

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Brown has had his probation from the Rihanna case revoked before, but only briefly after an alleged hit-and-run case that was eventually dismissed. Considering that the judge felt that Brown made a lot of headway with his community service (even though he didn’t finish all of it), hopefully Brown will continue to make progress and get to avoid going back to the slammer. One can only hope…

 

Chris Brown Reacts To Nightclub Shooting: “Our Society Is F-cked Up in The Head”

January 13th, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Over the weekend, we told you that five people were shot during a San Jose radio event where Chris Brown was performing. In footage captured from the concert, Chris can be seen being whisked off stage once shots rang out. Sadly, this led to social media users bashing the singer for getting out of harm’s way. He eventually responded to his critics on Instagram.

“None of these b-tcha– n—as bout that life. The most ignorant n-ggas ever! This ain’t no western. What idiot u know gonna stand there and get shot. Rewind clip to LA when I wasssss the dumb one standing up by myself in the club when people were panicking and ducking for cover. Bullets ain’t got no name especially when u got random n-ggas being n-ggas fighting in the club. Our society is f-cked up in the head and needs leaders. I don’t wanna lead a bunch of ignorant motherf-ckers. No individuality and having the mind state that positivity and respect is WACK! That’s some evil a– sh-t.”

His attempts to defend himself didn’t stop there, he also boasted about his ability to go into any “hood.”

“Most of y’all favorite rappers is p-ssy! I go to the hood and go anywhere I want. No matter what becuz I’m a man! Ignorance is everywhere. People wanna say u change when u only f-ck wit the White sh-t but who wanna be around the bullsh-t all the time. Especially my a–. I always get the blame! So it’s f-ck u pay me. U don’t like it, find another n-gga like me.. Oh I forget, there ain’t one.”

It’s insane that people would criticize Chris for not sticking around a clearly dangerous situation, but honestly, it’s not all that surprising.

Five People Shot During Chris Brown Concert In CA

January 11th, 2015 - By Courtney Whitaker
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Five people were shot and injured early this morning at a Chris Brown concert in San Jose, CA.

During the performance of his hit song “Loyal”,  a fight broke out in the audience. Several seconds later a number of shots were fired. The shots sent the audience and everyone in attendance into a panic. In the above video, you can hear the shots and the see Chris’ reaction.

By the time officials arrived, four people were injured and an additional victim arrived at a local hospital later. Thankfully, there were no fatalities. According to reports, several people were detained at the venue.

As for Chris, he’s fine and was reportedly not involved in the shooting.

IDFWU: Bitter Celeb Boyfriends Who Put Their Feelings, And Exes, On Blast

January 6th, 2015 - By Asha Boston
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Mr. Papers reveals that he's planning to marry Lil' Kim.

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Breaking up is hard to do, but it’s even worse in a time where there’s a major reliance on social media. Not only do couples use these platforms to duke it out, but they sometimes let us know how they really feel about their past relationships in other ways, including in song form. More and more celebrity men are doing it these days too, which leaves me wondering why these feelings aren’t shared with an understanding homeboy who will encourage them to keep their head up. But then again, I guess social media fans might bring the comfort these attention-loving men were looking for anyway. Check out this slideshow of hurt men who put their feelings, and their exes, on blast.

Round #845833403: Chris Brown And Karrueche Kiss On New Year’s Eve

January 2nd, 2015 - By Veronica Wells
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Call me blindly optimistic because I seriously believed that Karrueche was done with Chris Brown. After he publicly called her a bitch and talked about their bedroom behavior all on IG, it seemed that the two were done. I mean they’ve broken up and gotten back together before. We’ve just never seen that level of disrespect. It was truly was on some next level ish.

But yet and still, in the past couple of weeks, the two were spotted leaving the same venues, there were pictures of rings Chris allegedly bought her for Christmas and more.

Their reunion was confirmed when they were spotted–and photographed kissing each other when the ball dropped, welcoming in 2015.

Chris was supposed to be performing in the Philippines that night but canceled the concert at the last minute, saying he couldn’t find his passport. And instead, he spent the evening with his lady love Karrueche Tran at an L.A. club.

I only have one thing to say to Ms. Karrueche. And I think Tyra can help me.

Chris Brown And Karrueche Kiss On New Year's Eve

Hopefully, she’ll see the light one day. But until then, you know we’ll keep you posted…begrudgingly.

I know you already believe it–since it’s happened so many times before; but if you’re the type of person who requires proof, you can watch the video of the two smooching below.

What Is Your Breaking Point? Relationship Deal Breakers

December 27th, 2014 - By Brooke Dean
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While reading about some celebrity relationships and how they’ve played out in the public – namely Chris Brown and Karrueche Tran – I often find myself wondering what someone would have to do to these women to make them leave. Not that I’m the relationship police or anything, but I know I’m not the only one who wonders what it would take for a woman (or man) to say “Enough is enough!” But then again, I may have some friends or family who may have had the same thoughts about me in the past, so I guess everyone has their relationship breaking point. Having dated for over half my life, I can honestly say that how I viewed relationships from the age of 16 to now has definitely changed over the years. We all have things that we will or will not put up with in a relationship, but I have found that those things can change as we get older and gather more experience. At least that was the case for me.

From ages 16 to about 25, I never considered dating anyone with children – until I met someone with children that I vibed with. So I amended my list a bit to say that I wouldn’t date a man who had multiple children with more than one woman. But once I hit 30, I realized that that was like asking water not to be wet. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve dated several men who didn’t have kids, or only had one child – but those relationships unfortunately didn’t work out.

So I amended my list again.

Once I hit 35, I got rid of this mental checklist altogether and decided to just go with the flow – and I’m now married. However, what didn’t change were my core values of honesty and respect – two things I will not waver from. Those are things I require. I can’t be in a relationship without them – those were my deal breakers. They still are.

When I give a person an opportunity to tell the truth and they don’t take it, it’s like I’m being punched in the gut. For me, lying and cheating is the ultimate betrayal. Some women say they would never be with a man who is physically abusive. Others say they can’t be with a man who has an addiction. Others won’t date men with multiple children, who are unemployed or who live with their mama. We all have that “thing” we simply can’t put up with. For me, it’s lying.

In my opinion, trust is the foundation of any relationship. If I don’t have peace of mind, I can’t function daily in a state of joy. I get headaches, lose sleep, I can’t focus at work and I just generally feel sad. There is nothing worse than being lied to by the person you love, who you thought loved you enough to be honest with you, who respects you enough to have an uncomfortable conversation and who would protect your heart. For me, dishonestly and deceit will break my heart, and send me running in the other direction. I don’t like my time being wasted. Lying is simply a selfish act, and I rarely accept any justification for it.

So I say all of that to ask, what is your relationship breaking point? What will you, or will you NOT, put up with? Has your threshold or tolerance for certain things changed over the years, or have you stood firm in your beliefs? I’m curious to read if anyone has allowed their threshold to slide a bit – and learned how that has worked out for them. What will make you say “enough is enough?”

Video: Breezy And Karrueche Spotted Together Again

December 24th, 2014 - By Brande Victorian
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The day we all knew was coming has arrived: Breezy and Karrueche have been spotted together again just weeks after Chris Brown disrespected his ex to levels we can’t even articulate.

Low and behold, TMZ caught the pair leaving the club early Christmas Eve at exactly the same time with their entourages — even though they appear to have vacated the premises in separate cars.

Karrueche hosted a toy drive and holiday party at Playhouse in LA so we know Chris’ appearance at the exact same venue was no coincidence. What we don’t know is whether he was an invited guest, if these two only left in separate cars to throw off the scent of nosy people like ourselves, or if they are actually back together. For the sake of Karrueche’s self-respect we’re hoping the latter isn’t the case. Watch the video and tell us what you think.

Rihanna’s Dad Calls Her Friend Melissa A Parasite: “If I Had Anything To Do With It She Would Have To Go”

December 22nd, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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Rihanna and her father, Ronald Fenty, have had a pretty volatile relationship over the years, and he says that has a lot to do with his drinking habits. The 61-year-old was estranged from his daughter not too long ago because of a drinking problem, but was able to mend things with his pop star daughter, who sent him to a pricey rehab in Malibu last year after a run-in with the law. But Fenty is speaking out to the Daily Mail now to say that things between them aren’t in a good place yet again, and it’s because he relapsed at her successful Diamond Ball earlier this month. Things got so bad that he was asked to leave before his daughter even arrived.

In the chat with the Daily Mail, Fenty speaks on his struggles, his worry for his daughter due to his own habits and the people she has in her life, and he even spoke on the star’s much-rumored love life. Here are the quotes that stood out:

What Went Wrong At The Diamond Ball:

“I had Johnny Walker Black. I had two doubles man and tripped over a chair. I had been on the [red] carpet for the pictures, I meet a couple of famous people I knew, go and talked with them, and then somebody left a chair and I stepped back and fell over. I saw my ex (Monica) look up, and within a few minutes after the picture was taken, security came up and said ‘we’re taking you home.’ I said ‘but I haven’t seen my daughter yet’… and they said ‘don’t matter man.’ They said ‘please do not make a scene it will reflect on your daughter.'”

His Regrets Over Relapsing At Rihanna’s Charity Ball:

“I’m sad how it ended of course, I should have never taken that first drink or any drink for that matter. I wish I had seen her…She will probably hear how I was and how I had a few drinks, so I guess she would be angry with me. I think she is, I’m not sure, we haven’t spoken just yet.”

Why He Took That Drink After Being Clean:

“That day of the event I was really down. My other son and daughter in Barbados, Samantha and Jamie, were not invited and they were on my case about it and making me feel bad and guilty. Cousins and everybody on the other side was invited but why wasn’t Jamie and Samantha there? It wasn’t the first time either. I got really down and depressed and that was basically why I started drinking that day.”

His Experience In Rehab In Malibu:

“It was just the first three days (I didn’t like) other than that I was at a resort. I went to the classes and state my opinion, and people listen to me for some reason. Four of us used to hang out, one guy and the two actors, the rest of the people were kids.”

If He Thinks He’s An Alcoholic:

“Me, no, drunk and disorderly. I don’t see myself as an alcoholic, I don’t realize when I get that drunk. Call me a drunk or alcoholic in denial, whatever you want to call me but I have realized I could drink or not drink. I only start[ed] drinking, once I come back here in December. I feel bad because I let her down because she spend all that money putting me in rehab, [and] then find me drunk somewhere. It is not good. What can I say but I’m sorry. It’s me who f**ed up…I appreciate everything she has done for me so far and will continue to do for me. I have no other place to go but sober. Whenever I drink alcohol, especially in a public area, something goes wrong, I could have stayed home and got drunk in my bedroom and no one would have known, but I need to socialize, and I need to stop the alcohol period, period.”

His Worries For His Daughter:

“Of course there’s always a worry in the back of my head. There’s a worry in the back of my head with her friends, even some of her family. What’s the name of that place, that very expensive place, Harrods. We going in there and I just see her friends, stocking up on shoes like crazy. Parasites – whatever you want to call them – that need to go and have their own life.”

His Issue With Rihanna’s Best Friend, Melissa Forde:

“If it was me she would have to go, if I had anything to do with it she would have to go. She’s the one who goes shopping and everything. I think Melissa should be old enough to be able to stand on her own two feet, of course come and visit her like the rest of her friends, but she doesn’t need to be there all the time. Monica says ‘but she helps Robyn pack her bags,’ I said ‘Melissa don’t pack no bags sweetheart, I know that, so don’t give me that.’ I’ve been in the house. I said that’s a joke.”

Where He Says Things Stand With Rihanna And Her Ex, Chris Brown After Running Into Each Other At A Basketball Game Recently:

“At the basketball, they just said ‘hi and hello.’ When we was going to the car park he was trying to talk with her but she turned and was talking to somebody else, so he came and talked to me and I had a picture with him. Afterwards Robyn said, ‘dad you really taking pictures with he though?(sic).’

Let her do what she wants to do. This recycling thing don’t work for everything, people don’t ask me if I could go back with Ms. Fenty. Chris is a player, he ain’t ready for no one women[sic] yet, he ain’t ready. He’s a party guy.”

You can check out Fenty’s full interview over at the Daily Mail. I’m sure that after his behavior at the ball, Ri Ri definitely won’t appreciate him yapping to the press, but hey, this wouldn’t be the first time…