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Breakups suck. No matter how many times your heart has been broken, no one ever really gets used to the waterfall of mixed emotions that typically accompany a split—especially when infidelity is what caused the relationship’s demise. Last night, Christina Milian broke down while revealing that she parted ways with Dwayne “Lil Wayne” Carter over his involvement with another woman on her E! reality show, “Christina Milian Turned Up.” Apparently, Carter had been dishonest regarding the nature of his relationship with the woman, but after doing a little digging, Milian came across undeniable evidence. She explained that the split was rough because she never loved any man as much as she loved the “Lollipop” rapper—not even her ex-husband, Terius “The-Dream” Nash.
When we spoke to Milian Wednesday, she opened up about some of her coping mechanisms for surviving the breakup blues.
Surround yourself with love:
“I spend extra, extra, extra time with family or friends. It’s not like, run and go to the club. Maybe back in the day that’s what I would have done. But these days, I just spend a lot more time with family.”
Let it out:
“Some wine time with my girlfriends where I can vent.”
“I also spend lots of time working on my career or working out. That really helps because you can like, talk to yourself and everything and kind of figure everything out.”
“Also, I just like sleep and not think about it. That always helps me get through it!”
While many would prefer to go into hiding following heartbreak, Milian revealed that inviting the world into her space—via her reality show—also helped her to cope in some ways.
“Real things were really happening, and I just couldn’t hide it. There was no way I could show a scene where I’m smiling and running around with my daughter, but in the meantime, I’m getting text messages and going back and forth with my boyfriend at the time,” she told Madame Noire. “For me, days when I was open to it, it was almost like I needed to see myself. It’s almost like challenging myself like, ‘If I were someone else, what would I advise my friend?’ I had to put myself in those shoes. Me being open about it was a decision for myself to say, ‘I have to make the right decisions moving forward.’ By being open, I felt that there were a lot of people who could probably relate to this. If you look at blogs, people are going in and out and up and down with relationships. I’m not different. I’m not going to stage it or act like I’m perfect. This stuff was literally going down. So I just let myself be free.”
According to the 34-year-old mom, the drama surrounding her relationship with Carter will continue to unfold throughout the season.
“There’s going to be a lot of ups and downs,” said Milian, who will continue to work with the rapper musically.
“We’re still friends and we have a song out right now. We shot a video about three weeks ago for a song called ‘Do It.’”
We imagine that it would be difficult to continue a professional relationship with someone who broke your heart; however, it’s possible that she’s really good at compartmentalizing her feelings.
“Christina Milian Turned Up” airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. on E!
What are some of your personal secrets for getting through a breakup?
New York Fashion Week has taken over the city and fashionistas on and off the runway have been making major style statements. One thing we noticed is that fall footwear is creeping in early this year. Summer isn’t officially over until next week, but already style stars like Ciara and Solange Knowles have been rocking thigh-high boots. So get ready to step up your shoe game with these four street style-inspired looks pulled straight from fashion week.
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When Rihanna threw a party to kick off NYFW, Kim Kardashian showed up in a monochromatic outfit by one of her favorite labels, Givenchy. But the real kicker was her open-toe, over-the-knee boots. The slip-on boots are rumored to be designed by none other than her hubby, Kanye West, so it’s a sure bet that we’ll be seeing more of these in the near future. In the meantime, try this look on for size for much less.
Christina Milian’s sister, Danielle Milian, gave birth to a baby boy on Wednesday, August 26. Sadly, the tiny infant, whom she named Richie, died shortly after birth.
“Yesterday I was blessed with the birth of my Richie Bear,” Richie’s grieving mom wrote on Instagram Thursday. “Unfortunately, last night he took his place with the Lord and we said goodbye. I so appreciate the prayers and support from everyone. He touched my heart and was perfect in so many ways.”
According to Us Weekly, Richie was diagnosed with omphalocele—a life-threatening condition that causes organs to forms outside of the body—during a routine ultrasound in March.
“The tech said, ‘I can’t see the sex…because I am seeing…intestines, Danielle recalled, explaining that her son’s stomach, gallbladder, spleen, and liver could be seen outside his torso. “I was told there’s almost a 53 percent chance of mortality.”
Although she and her husband, Richard Dickerson, were advised by a doctor to terminate the pregnancy, Danielle decided to give her son a chance at life.
“I said to [Richard], ‘Could you live with this?’ Because I know can. I know I could be in a hospital every day,” she said. “As a mother, I will do whatever it takes for my child…No matter how long he has in this world, I could not imagine taking his chance away.”
Wednesday, Christina also took to Instagram with an emotional message announcing her nephew’s passing.
“The last 24 hours have been an emotional roller coaster, but I’d like to thank everyone for being so supportive throughout my sister Danielle & Richards pregnancy. The both of them have shown the true measure of courage and faith for the last nine months, and I can’t praise them more.
Our family was blessed to have met our little Angel Baby Richie. We were fighting for him and with him the whole way and are now coping with the direction in which fate took. I ask that you keep him and our entire family in your prayers– Especially Danielle, Richard, Naomi & Dj and know that we’ve all been touched by our little Guardian Angel. His memory will forever live on in our thoughts and our hearts.
May he now rest in peace in the arms of our Heavenly Father. Stay blessed.”
The last 24 hours have been an emotional roller coaster but i'd like to thank everyone for being so supportive throughout my sister Danielle & Richards pregnancy. The both of them have shown the true measure of courage and faith for the last 9 months and I can't praise them more. Our family was blessed to have met our little Angel Baby Richie. We were fighting for him and with him the whole way and are now coping with the direction in which fate took. I ask that you keep him and our entire family in your prayers– Especially Danielle, Richard, Naomi & Dj and know that we've all been touched by our little Guardian Angel. His memory will forever live on in our thoughts and our hearts. May he now rest in peace in the arms of our Heavenly Father . 💙 stay blessed.
We send our prayers to the Milian and Dickerson families during this difficult time.
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Christina Milian has been steady humming on the web as of late and we know why – this haute mama turned tiny twerk princess turned Lil Wayne’s latest love affair has a lot going on and we didn’t even mention her new app, Wine line clothing line and animated TV show.
Let’s get all the way into this mama’s business!
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Tiny Twerks, Big Checks: Power Moves By Christina Milian
During an interview with radio personality Big Boy, Christina Milian not only admitted to dating Lil Wayne publicly for the first time, but she also let the world know that she loves that man.
While chatting with Big Boy, he asked her about the nature of her relationship with the rapper. This is something Milian has played pretty coy about in the past, but this time around, she was much more comfortable being open.
When asked what a regular date with Weezy is like, she said they don’t do all of that.
“We don’t really…okay. So with us, with Wayne, he’s not a public kind of guy. He’s not a public figure. If you look at his Twitter, he tweets every now and then. He just started an Instagram. You really don’t see him out much. He’s really like studio, skate park, eat. Studio, skate park, eat.”
Milian said that when he does those things, she’s by his side. But when a personality present for the chat asked her, “Why you so fine? Why you with him?” she revealed that it’s because she’s in love.
“You better stop! Because…he’s the sweetest. I love him. Oh, shoot! Oh my God!” The singer knew she spoke a little too soon, but continued. “I do. I do love him. He’s great.”
From there, Big Boy asked if the ring on Milian’s finger, spotted during their conversation, was an engagement ring of sorts. She replied saying, “This is not an engagement ring. It’s just a sweet little gift. Just a nice gesture.”
Yes, her nose is wide open. However, her nose isn’t the only one with flared nostrils.
Karrine Steffans did an interview with Vlad TV earlier this week, too, and she said that she also loves him and always will. She has a tattoo for that man (“It’s the number 56…it’s just something that’s ours.”), and she has laid in the bed with her husband in the past and openly got up to leave and be with the rapper for days. She knew it. He knew it.
“Wayne has been around since before my first husband. So he’s always been part of my relationships. When I get into a relationship, he’s the only thing they ask about because they know: ‘What about Wayne?’ ‘Will you stop seeing Wayne?’ I hear it. I’ve heard it. The answer is always ‘no.’ You either get over it or you leave. Those are your options, because I’m not getting rid of him. Again, I’ve never hidden him. Wayne will call the house at 3 and 4 o’ clock in the morning and I will answer. If he says, ‘I’m at the skate park,’ or I’m here, I will get up, and I will go. That’s what’s going to happen and you have to be okay with that. And it has happened. I’d be gone for days.
When you enter into a relationship with me, that comes with it. And you have the option to not enter into the relationship. You always have that choice. You can always say, ‘This is too much for me, I can’t. This is crazy!’ But that’s not what people say. People say, ‘That’s not a big deal. I can deal with that.’ I don’t know why people would even think they could deal with that. Why would you? I wouldn’t deal with that! I would never have put up with this! You’re stupid for putting up with this! But what I find out is that men want to be associated with greater men. So, if you have the woman Wayne has, then maybe you’re as good as Wayne. You soon find out that you’re not, because you can’t f**king take it. And when he calls my phone, he has a ringtone. You know it’s him because it’s his voice rapping or singing about me and that’s the tone. A it goes off at 4 o’ clock in the morning and I jump up get dressed and I leave? You stop being able to take it after a while. And so, at first everyone’s always cool with it, and then they ask me to stop seeing him. It always happens. I wait for it to happen. And the answer will always be ‘no.’
My relationship with Wayne has always worked because I don’t want what other people want. I don’t want anything. Don’t pay for any of my sh*t. Don’t do anything for me. I don’t want you. I don’t want your children. I don’t want your rings. Everybody gets a baby. Everybody gets a ring: “You get a ring! You get a baby! You get a ring! You get a baby!” He’s been engaged three times since I’ve known him…When a man takes care of or does things and he knows that you rely on him, it changes the dynamic of the relationship. I never wanted my dynamic with Wayne to change. I didn’t want him to see me that way. I didn’t want him to talk to me the way he talks to other people he takes care of. I didn’t want him to treat me the way he treats other people. I didn’t want to be a minion. I didn’t want to be on payroll. I don’t want any of those things. I want you to be with me and for me to be with you because we want to be here. Not because you paid me to be here and because I’m depending on you and you’re depending on me. I just never wanted to muddy that relationship.”
A most curious thing occurred on my drive home from work recently. As I was flipping through stations looking for some bearable music to listen to, I came across a segment on a radio show where people were calling in and giving a “shout-out” to their side pieces. If you’re unfamiliar with the term, a side piece is someone you mess around with, but they’re not your significant other. You sleep with them, but you don’t necessarily involve yourself in their day-to-day life. However, the people calling in seemed proud of their other lovers.
“I wanna give a shout-out to Deandre on the East Side. I’ll see you later, baby.”
“This to my side chick Breanna. You the best!”
This radio segment really caught my attention – and turned my stomach.
Who were these people okay with being given a shout-out on the radio for being a side-piece? Has society’s morale really sunken that low? There was a time when being a mistress or a male lover on the side was not a good thing and was severely frowned upon; it was gossiped about in beauty parlors and laughed at in barbershops.
So this got me to thinking: When did being a side piece become an honorable thing?
With the explosion of Twitter and Instagram, everyone has become accustomed to seeing people do things that they normally wouldn’t do – like air out their private lives to the world. Through social media, Christina Milian has seemingly become the spokeswoman for side pieces. Her “situationship” with Lil Wayne has been mentioned in all the blogs, and not in a good way. Here’s a beautiful woman with a career and a child, yet she is happily defending a one-sided relationship to strangers online. If you’ll recall, all this mention (albeit coy at times) of Lil Wayne ended up sparking an Instagram war of words with Weezy’s most infamous and most proud side piece, Karrine Steffans.
Steffans took an indirect shot at the “Dip It Low” singer earlier this year, saying, “And most importantly, little girl, be careful not to claim a man who belongs to the world.”
Milian shot back: “It’s such a shame a woman has to settle for that mentality when no man has ever cared to claim that.”
Ironically, all of this bickering was going on while Lil Wayne hit up different events with his former fiancée, Dhea Sodano.
Even after reading up on this Instagram beef, I discovered Drake’s side piece anthem that he performed at the 2014 ESPY Awards. The melody plays out like a romantic love song, but he’s really joking about women settling for second best in the sports and entertainment world. As the lyrics put it: “This is dedicated to all of the side pieces. I know you’ll never be more. And you’ll always be less. But there’s comfort in knowing that you’re okay being second best.”
Say what now?
Look, if someone called into a radio station and gave me a shout-out for being a side piece, I would feel so low and disrespected. I can’t even begin to understand how some people think this is okay. It’s bad enough that you’re second best, but now it has to be called out? I don’t want to come across as “preachy,” but something is really wrong when you have well-known stars arguing about their side-piece status on social media.
I don’t see how you could ever win being a side piece. You’re on the outside of someone’s relationship looking in, hoping to become number one, but we all know the story rarely takes that turn. And while there are many reasons to self-evaluate if you find yourself in this type of “situationship,” there are none more greater than being shouted out, or really, put on blast, for happily settling for a second-place finish in someone’s life. Let’s do better.
Christina Milian is a talented singer, songwriter, actress and now reality television star. In 2012, Milian signed to Young Money Entertainment, which will release her fourth studio album.
Her family is at the center of E!‘s new series Christina Milian Turned Up. It follows Christina Milian as she lives and works with three generations of her family. She has also starred in films Love Don’t Cost a Thing, Be Cool and horror film Pulse.
According to Variety:
Singer and actress Christina Milian has signed onto star in the third season of Hulu’s original series “East Los High,” Variety has learned. The teen drama is Hulu’s first and only series with an all-Latino cast. The project centers around the lives of teenagers growing up in East Los Angeles from the American-Latino perspective.
Milian will play Liliana, a music producer at R&R Records who becomes Camila’s (Vannessa Vasquez) mentor. While showing Camila the ins and out of the music business, Liliana realizes she might need to guide her new apprentice in more ways than either expected.
In 2009 Milian and rapper The Dream got married and she gave birth to their daughter, Violet, on February 26, 2010. Milian and The-Dream announced their separation on July 12, 2010. Milian has talked about her daughter on her show Christina Milian Turned Up and said:
“The second that she was born, it was, like, instantly I became a child again,” Milian says of Violet.
Meet Their Kids: Christina Milian
Do you remember the first time you had your eyebrows done? I know I do. I felt like a new, more attractive woman. A new level of pretty had been unleashed. And you couldn’t tell me nothing.
So I completely empathized with now viral phrase, “Eyebrows on fleek, da fuq.” I didn’t need a translation, I knew what young Kayla Newman was talking about.
In a recent interview with Newsweek, the Chicago teen explained how the phrase came to be and her reaction to her Vine going viral, with over 28 million loops, or plays, at this point.
The six-second video posted last June features Newman in the car. With the camera aimed at her face, Newman says “We in this bitch, finna get crunk. Eyebrows on fleek, da fuq.”
The real story is a little less glamorous.
In fact, Newman had just had her eyebrows done and was sitting in the car while her mother went shopping in Burlington Coat Factory.
Newman, 17, said, “It just came to me out of the blue. I never heard of the word, and nobody else had heard of the word. I just said it, and I guess that’s what came out. That’s about it.”
And even though the phrase’s conception was mostly happenstance, it didn’t keep it from taking off, in a major way. Newsweek reports that the phrase has been hash tagged at least 200,000 times on Instagram alone.
You may remember Nicki Minaj and Christina Milian were arguing about the use of the phrase “Pretty on Fleek” all on social media last week. (As if either one of them created it.)
The New York Times created an entire quiz called “Are You On Fleek” to determine if their readers knew the meaning of the phrase and other slang terms. Then IHOP tweeted it from their official Twitter page, encouraging folks to come and get some of their pancakes…because, they’re on fleek.
Presumably, since she was just chilling in the car, waiting on her mother, she had no idea that the video would take off like it did. Actually, when she noticed how the popular the video was becoming, she was less than excited.
“I got nervous because I didn’t know if I wanted my mom to see this.” Newman’s mother works at a church and, like most mothers, doesn’t appreciate her children cussing. But Newman said her mother, Denise, wasn’t tripping about the profanity.
Instead, Denise said that she was thrown for a loop by the popularity of the video.
Personally, I was happy to see yet another example of the ways in which Black women continue to advance and influence culture, from beauty trends to linguistics.
But if you ask Kayla, it’s more than just a catchy phrase. She said it contains a deeper message. To her “on fleek” is about being fabulous and comfortable in your own skin and she tries to share that message through her Vine and Instagram pages.
“I’m, of course, a big girl, so I always go for the big girls because I feel like they’re overlooked. I want to make them feel like they don’t age to be a [certain] size to define their character.”
Newman says people seem to be catching on. She said that a gay man reached out to her saying that he had considered suicide but her positive message helped him to change his mind. Newman said she was shocked to learn this. “How can that happen from just saying a few words?”
So naturally, many are wondering what’s next for Ms. Monroee aka Kayla Newman. Well, first she’s trying to get to college. In fact she’s had to delay an interview to study for the ACT. She’s also working on getting her driver’s license and planning for college. With all of that on her plate, Newman said she is still trying to come up with other phrases. “I’m trying to think of some, but it’s like, with me, it’s just gonna flow.”
So you may be wondering, with the way these two words have become a part of the lexicon, is Kayla benefitting from any of this…like financially. While there is no word about whether she’s copyrighted the phrase, she does have a website that sells merchandise featuring the words “on fleek.” So perhaps both Christina Milian and Nicki Minaj can cut her a check.
Perhaps Chris Brown was trying to be cheeky when he told “The Breakfast Club” that he was ready to have a child. Because, according to TMZ, Brown fathered a 9-month-old daughter.
While we know TMZ has a track record of being correct, the reporting on this one leaves a lot to be desired. They report that the mother of Brown’s child is a woman named Nia, a 31-year-old model, who has known Chris for years.
Sources have told TMZ that though the two are not together romantically, they have an amicable relationship and Chris, 25, is happy to be a dad.
The publication also stated that there does not appear to be a child support order in place and they don’t know if the two have an informal agreement, outside of the court system.
A lot of holes.
The internet, being the magical place that it is, managed to dig up some images of the woman likely to be this little girl’s mother.
— ALIYAH M0NAE. (@ALIYAHM0NAE) March 4, 2015
There was even this collage putting Chris Brown’s baby pictures next to his “daughter’s.”
But of course, as with most celebrity news, the plot thickens.
Another man, whose Instagram account has since been deleted, was under the impression that he was the father of this little girl. And before his page disappeared, he wrote a note about the whole ordeal.
“The saddest day of my life. This lil girl meant the world to me. I have been there through everything. I was told this was my child. How can this be happening? A man steps in and take over what I built, what I lived for. I dedicated my whole life to this family. Now everything is gone…@tmz, @balleralert Y Did this happen to me. Now I lost my lil girl for good.”
Man…the more I read whats out here, the more this whole thing is starting to sound like a sham. Who @ mentions TMZ and Baller Alert in what is supposed to be a depressing post about losing a daughter you thought was biologically yours? Furthermore, even if they knew the answers, the media can’t help you right now bruh.
Still, there’s more. After digging through Christina Milian’s very active Instagram page, TheShadeRoom found that this Nia woman used to hang out with Milian…who also happens to be a close friend of Karrueche.
Before all of this, just three days ago, Karrueche tweeted and deleted this very interesting question to her followers?
We didn’t…but we do now.
What do you make of this whole story? Is it a sham? Do you think this is really Chris Brown’s baby?
What I find most shocking is the fact that he hasn’t addressed the rumors one way or another. We need a DNA test to reveal the truth once and for all.