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I don’t know one woman who didn’t play in her mom’s makeup up as a little girl, but while most of us ended up looking something like homie the clown as the end result, at five year’s old, Christina Milian’s daughter Violet already knows how to beat face like the best of them.
A few days ago, Christina uploaded videos of this “major slay by little bae” showing Violet not just applying makeup, but contouring, highlighting, and beating the mess out of her face from the eyebrows to the lips. Yes, of course, we know this is a bit much for a five-year-old little girl walking down the street — with waist-length Senagalese twists to match — but as her mother said in her video caption, #girlsjustwannahavefun. Plus, I’m pretty sure we have a celebrity makeup artist in the making on our hands with these types of skills at this age.
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I have to admit I’m a little jealous at the high-end starter kit Violet gets to play in — you saw that Nars pallete right? — the only thing my mom would let me touch were her almost-gone Avon cosmetics and maybe a Cover Girl powder if it was a good day. Go ‘head little Violet. I’m not mad at you.
“He Literally Put A Bullet In The Gun And Pointed It At My Face.” Christina Milian Tells The Story Of Her Abusive Relationship
Earlier this week, we reported about Christina Milian and her mother Carmen, discussing a past abusive relationship. Even though many of us recognize the prevalence of domestic violence, it’s always shocking when someone we know or a public figure comes out saying they’ve endured this type of trauma.
In this week’s episode of “Christina Milian Turned Up,” the singer shared more details about what she went through as a teenager.
“So I was 17, going into 18, and I met a boy and he had this sarcasm about him that I just thought was super funny,” she explained to author Tanya Williams on the show. “But that sarcasm turned out to be something a little bit more dark, and I had no idea what I was getting myself into.”
Like she and her mother discussed, Milian told Williams that there were times when she wished she could get away but felt that she couldn’t. In the clip we posted, Milian’s mom, Carmen, said that her boyfriend threatened to injury her family if she left him.
Milian shared one particularly horrific incident.
“He literally put a bullet in the gun and pointed it at my face. Staring down the barrel of a gun is the scariest thing you could ever experience. It’s not funny, it’s not for the movies. There’s a chance of life or death in one click, that’s it.”
After her mother bought her a ticket to New York, she “woke up one day and realized that my family was just trying to help me. And gave myself the courage and the strength to not call him and invite him back into my life.”
Seems like Christina Milian is revealing something surprising about herself and her family every other week on her reality show “Christina Milian Turned Up.” First she told us that she loved Lil Wayne even more than she loved her husband; and now, on a more serious note, she talked about her plans to promote a new app called “Stop Attack.”
The app is programmed to alert authorities and close family and friends when a victim is being attacked in the home. Not only that, it also records what’s going on in the house from the time it is activated. This last part is invaluable considering it can be particularly challenging to prove that any type of abuse transpired in a private, home setting.
Christina Milian signed on to be a partner for the app and was discussing it on the reality show.
As the conversation continues, Christina casually mentions that she could have used it when she was in an abusive relationship. And she and her mother remember that horrific time in their lives.
Christina: “And I thought about even when I was in that abusive relationship back in the day…”
Her mom Carmen: “I remember he instilled that fear in you that if you left him, he would hurt us. And because of that, you stayed in it. But like literally to the point where you know you almost lost your life.”
Carmen in confessional: I am so proud of her for doing “Stop Attack.” This is something she can connect with and I’m glad she’s going to help others because honestly, if she would have been able to tape him back in the day, we would have had evidence.
Carmen: You had bruises and you were covering them up all the time. It was the hardest thing to go through… was watching you. It’s been so long since I even thought about it. It was so hard to deal with you being like that and you just kept staying. A mother to sit there and think that any day now I was going to get that phone call that you were gone.
Carmen in confessional: It’s one of the hardest things as a parent is to watch your child go through an abuse and she was a grown adult that just kept choosing to go back.
You can watch their full conversation in the video below.
When I was growing up, I couldn’t wait to do my hair.
My mom liked to keep it simple. After sitting with her, her brush and a tub of Blue Magic, I always looked like a little Just For Me girl. But I didn’t want to look “cute.” I wanted to look cool.
So when I finally was handed the brush and Blue Magic, I cut up.
I burned my hair doing flips, made it a crusty white with Pro Styl on my baby hair, and left dents in it from those tight buns with the socks in them–with a butterfly clip on top.
After doing the absolute most, my hair slowly started to break off. The long hair I had years earlier, cultivated while sitting in between my mom’s legs at night in front of the ABC movie of the week, had broken off and was barely hitting my shoulders by junior year of high school.
In my attempt to look like my older sisters (and with that damn flip, a Black Farrah Fawcett), I looked totally different than planned. I recognized that I needed to create my own looks, keep it simple, and sit down somewhere.
And yet, I relished the leeway I was given to experiment and figure out what did and didn’t work for me. While there were restrictions during my younger years, by late junior high and high school, especially when I was paying with my own money, my mother let me try a lot with my hair. At least the things that wouldn’t leave me bald, like my sister who attempted a Jheri Curl without asking and watched most of her hair fall out.
I was given the space to figure out who I was and what I looked, even if the results weren’t always something out of Sophisticate’s Black Hair. And I appreciated that.
But when are you doing too much in allowing your child to try new things in the name of self-expression?
That’s what I’m wondering after checking out all the flack Christina Milian received for allowing her 5-year-old daughter, Violet, to wear crochet braids. And not just crochet braids, but a heap of them.
Milian explained that the braids had been tied into the child’s cornrows and were pretty lightweight, so no damage was being done. And considering that Violet loves them, to her, that’s all that mattered.
It's official. I'm a #1 Mom in my daughters eyes! Last night I was fortunate enough to bring my baby girl @VioletMadison to meet Zendaya at the #InauguralWorldAIDSDayBenefit. You can't imagine how much it made her day. Plus she got to see how her selflessness, positive attitude and hard work can help inspire and heal the world. Kudos to you #Zendaya & Your sweet parents. You are a great young lady and I'm happy my daughter has someone to look up to like yourself. Thank you. (And she loved V's hair) 😊 For those of you more concerned with Violet's hair (understandably cause you just don't know) her hair isn't in the twists, it's another method used where they are tied into her corn rows. The hair isn't heavy. If you've ever grabbed a bag of afri braiding hair you know they are very light weight. But just trying new things. Violet likes it and it's not damaging. Xo
But, of course, the people disagreed:
I do believe that allowing children the space to figure out what works for them is necessary. Too often we look at them and shun the idea of allowing them room to try even basic things (red nail polish does NOT scream sin). Like the little girl on the train my fiance and I saw who he said was allowed to do “too much.” She rocked a light red pout to resemble the dark red lipstick her mother was wearing. But other than that, she was dressed appropriately, had a little pink sequin purse, her hair was the standard side ponytail, and she had good manners. I thought it was innocent. It was just a little something.
But in Violet’s case, this is a lot of something.
I will say that she is wearing an extensive amount of hair. And at 5, it’s hair that she might accidentally sit on, get caught on things, and that could get in her way.
Plus, a large number of braid extensions can either do too much pulling on a child’s own hair or can be too heavy on a little girl–in terms of looks and neck pain. A thick, full set of braids down to one’s legs? Probably not for a child as little as this little lady.
And I hate to sound like the “too grown,” police because as someone who values self-expression, I do agree with writer Aliya S. King that telling kids they’re trying to be “too grown” can be toxic. But sometimes some looks are truly better suited for young women and adults.
But, again, I respect and appreciate the idea of allowing a child to try things. Kudos to Milian. It helps to keep folks from growing up to be that one woman who is too scared to even cut her hair at 35 because people always told her that long hair makes her beautiful–even if she has terrible split ends. If my mother hadn’t let me try some things, I wouldn’t have had the courage to dye my hair all shades of red, brown and indigo blue, chopped it off, done a texturizer, worn an afro and then grown locs that I love. There do need to be some limits, but Milian did what works best for her and her child. And when you’re just trying to try new things with something as innocent as hair, where’s the real harm in that?
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.
Kim Kardashian West
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.”