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There seems to be a major fascination with the ’90s these days. So much so, that everyone is throwing throwback ’90s jams like it’s the new trend. Fabolous threw a fabulous ’90s fete a few months back to ring in his 37th birthday, and just this past weekend, Diddy’s son, Justin, celebrated his 21st birthday by showing love to the decade he was born and raised in.
Dressed in a Gucci sweatsuit, the young’n, along with his friends (some who dressed more LL Cool J in the ’80s than ’90s) and siblings Quincy and Christian, partied with a whole host of folks. Guests included Diddy and Justin’s mother, Misa Hylton, Cassie, Khloe Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, Kyle Massey and more.
All in all, it was definitely a toast to life and good living in general, as Justin popped bottles and walked around with a stack of money all night long (when he wasn’t holding on to his massive Zack Morris cell phone). Check out some shots from Justin’s big night below and on the next page (including some promotional shots for the big event, with Justin posted up in front of a classic Benz):
Over the holiday weekend, Diddy shared quite a few photos from his Christmas vacation in St. Barts. To accompany him for the holiday excursion, the family man brought along his three daughters, his sons, his best friend and mentor Andre Harrell and lastly, the mother of 3 of his children, Kim Porter.
Of course, Diddy and Kim have a history of being on-again, off-again lovers, so when a photo of the mogul dressed as Black Santa while placing a shoe on Kim’s foot began circulating, many began questioning where his longtime girlfriend, Cassie Ventura, was while all of this was going on.
Cassie has yet to respond to the speculation, but according to The YBF, the 28-year-old spent Christmas with her best friend in Maui. And as some may have guessed, it’s been reported that the holidays are a “tricky” time for Cassie and Diddy, especially when he spends them with his and Kim’s twin daughters.
Diddy has not responded directly to the speculation either, but he did post a photo message that seems to speak to all of the questions.
Speculation aside, it really does appear that everyone had a lovely time; and Diddy and Kim appear to be winning as far as this whole co-parenting thing goes.
Check out more photos from the fun-filled family vacation on the following pages.
Many new artists representing for this generation reflect on the artists before them who paved the way and inspired them. Some even end up bonding and sparking a friendship with these musical forefathers (and mothers). There’s no better example of this ode to the old school and camaraderie with the new school than the relationship between J. Cole and Nas.
Many have likened J. Cole to Nas in terms of lyrical ability and fame. His track “Let Nas Down” wasn’t a diss record or an apology for making a song that Nasty Nas wasn’t feeling. It was simply a chance to speak on the pressures to make it in the rap game, sometimes at the expense of your art, and how the industry really hasn’t changed, regardless of when both men entered it. Nas could relate, and in turn, created the song “Made Nas Proud” to share his own bumpy road in the industry and to show his support.
This type of relationship between a man that many can coin a living legend and another who is definitely one of the brightest stars in hip-hop, is what I would like to see more of, especially from artists just breaking into music. You can’t simply kick open a window that was already opened for you and say you broke through all by yourself. Unfortunately, this respect between old and new artists isn’t necessarily shared across the board.
Say what you want, but Nicki Minaj owns the female rap game right now. She has critically acclaimed featured verses – even stealing shine from Jay Z and Kanye West on“Monster” when she was a rookie – and two big records with Beyoncé. She is, without a doubt, the current female rapper running things. Way before her, there was Lil Kim. And despite Kim rolling with the big boys, spitting raunchy lyrics that made your grandmother blush and putting her own stamp on hip-hop, Nicki ignores her resumé.
It’s not necessarily all Nicki’s fault. Lil Kim’s attempt to make a comeback by using Nicki’s name and beef with her sparked an underwhelming wave of diss tracks and songs at a time when the Barbz and the Ken dolls pined for the “Pills n Potions” rapper’s third studio album, The Pinkprint (in stores today). Lil Kim has certainly had her time on top, but she’s unwilling to make space for Nicki. The pettiness of their beef (which popped up again after Nicki did the “Flawless” remix a few months back), appears to be more of Kim trying to regain her place on top in an industry that has evolved without her.
Now Drake and Diddy are reportedly coming to blows over the “0 to 100” beat. Drizzy is every girl’s favorite rapper – word to K. Michelle – while Diddy is a rapper and business mogul who has worked with some of the greats and broke records. Snubbing the infamous Bad Boy head would be a bad idea for the careers of quite a few rappers. But with Drake near the top of hip-hop, he made it clear that he’s unbothered, and Diddy got physical in the end, telling Canada’s biggest star that “You’ll never disrespect me again.”
Regardless of Nicki and Drake’s success, a respect for those that blazed the path for them to come up is still necessary. They don’t necessarily have to care for them, but a simple nod to the old-school would suffice.
In that same respect, picking fights while desiring to have that “old thing” back is sad and unnecessary for the old-school stars. It would be more interesting to witness a collaboration between these artists rather than listen to them trade insults on wax (and punches at nightclubs). The records are never that great, nor do they seem authentic.
Good music is good music, and there is enough space on iTunes to celebrate the old and the new. So why can’t some of music’s biggest stars play nice?
“They’re Either Talking Sh*t About You Or Stealing The Sh*t You’re Talking”: Drake Has Words For Chris Brown And Diddy
Drake has had a pretty tough week or so. If you’ll recall, Chris Brown claimed that one of the many reasons he and Karrueche Tran were going their separate ways (again) had a lot to do with the fact that she allegedly went on a date with the rapper on the low-low. And then, the next thing we knew, Drake was getting punched by Diddy in Miami. As the story goes, according to TMZ, the men were at odds over a song. Producer Boi-1da gave Drake the beat to the popular song “0 To 100/The Catch Up,” but he also had given that same beat to Diddy at some point. But when the Bad Boy head decided to sit on the beat instead of using it, Drake recorded his song without consulting with Diddy. That made the mogul very mad, and he aired out his feelings a few months ago before all the drama came to a head:
When Drake was confronted about the song at the club LIV in Miami, he allegedly tried to blow Diddy off, and when Diddy felt disrespected, he punched Toronto’s finest in the mouth. Somehow Drake re-injured a bad shoulder and had to go to the ER to get it taken care of.
Since then, Drake has been on the hideout from his foes, but decided he was ready to come out if it early this morning to send this message to detractors (notice his injured arm is covered):
I guess you can say that Mr. Steal Yo Girl And Your Beat is unbothered.
Update: According to sources who spoke to TMZ, the argument was not about Cassie at all. It was about money. According to the source, Diddy confronted Drake outside of the club and brought up the issue of business. During the discussion, voices were raised and then Diddy said, “You will never disrespect me.” right before he punched him.
But what we do hear is that while Drake was stunned, he didn’t go down. So we’re doubting the rumor that he went to the hospital.
I’m desperately waiting for one of them to speak on this. Des-per-at-ely.
Drake was involved in all types of third-party mess this weekend. In addition to being linked to the very dysfunctional relationship saga between Chris Brown and Karrueche, he was reportedly involved in a physical altercation with Diddy at Club Liv in Miami.
Yes, Diddy. Like Sean Puffy Combs.
The details are sparse but Sam Sneak, the DJ for Maybach Music, has confirmed the rumors with a series of tweets.
See what he had to say below.
Honestly, I find it hard to believe that Diddy would hit anyone. But if he did land a punch, he probably had a full entourage of people behind him to pull Drake and his crew off of him.
And while the original rumors claimed it was about Cassie, according to this DJ, it wasn’t.
Oh, and that hospital thing…doubtful.
We’ll keep you posted if either one of them makes a statement about the situation.
In recent months, Sean “Diddy” Combs has been especially vocal about current events. The entertainment mogul took to his Instagram account in August to issue a message to President Barack Obama as tensions between protesters and police escalated in Ferguson, Missouri. And this Wednesday, Combs voiced his frustration over the recent non-indictments of police Officers Darren Wilson in Ferguson and Daniel Pantaleo in Staten Island, New York.
Shortly after a grand jury announced Wednesday that Pantaleo would not be indicted for the death of Eric Garner in a prohibited police chokehold, Combs, 45, once again used his Instagram account to broadcast the following message to his 4.5 million followers.
Read Diddy’s message on BlackVoices.com
One of Mary J. Blige’s most popular albums, My Life was not only popular for it showcasing Blige’s growth as an artist and being one of her most personal albums, but for its critical acclaim. Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the album, MadameNoire compiled a list of secrets you didn’t know about the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul’s sophomore album.
Like firstly, My Life is an inside look at Blige’s abusive and depressive life at the time — including her tumultuous relationship with K-Ci from Jodeci and substance abuse.
When I think of Bow Wow and Erica Mena, a Jennifer Lopez-Sean “Diddy” Combs comparison is the last thing that comes to mind. However, from the looks of it, the young couple is reminding someone somewhere of Jenny and Diddy—at least according to Bow Wow they are.
“This ‘yall remind me of diddy x jlo’ mess is hilarious,'” Bow Wow wrote on Instagram.
Of course, some fans were on board with the comparison. Others, not so much.
“Is he on meds? LMAO who the hell would say that?” questioned one fan.
“You tried it Lil Bow Wow,” added another.
“This is the first time I’ve ever heard that reference. Why are you lying to yourself Bow Wow?”
“Whoever said that must be legally blind. Y’all couldn’t even pose as them on Halloween.”
This past weekend, the pair celebrated Erica’s birthday with a Masquerade ball thrown by Bow Wow. He also gifted her with a Roll Royce.
So do these two remind you of J.Lo and Diddy or nah?
Cassie Expresses Her Love For Diddy On His Birthday…And Then Kim Porter Does The Same And Is Accused Of Being Shady
So yesterday was Diddy’s 45th birthday, and while it’s definitely hard to find something to get the man who literally has everything in life, everyone can appreciate a sweet message from the one they love.
Cassie took to Instagram more than once yesterday to say happy birthday, but one particular post expressed her love for the mogul:
“Don’t know or care to know what my life would be like without you. Beyond happy and grateful to have you in it. Love you, PP! Happy Birthday!”
From there, she posted a couple more photos of their time together on his big day.
Happy Birthday to my love!!!!! Una foto pubblicata da Casandra (@cassie) in data
“My heart – Happy Birthday!!!”
But Cassie wasn’t the only one showing love to Diddy. Kim Porter, the mother of Diddy’s kids, Christian, D’Lila and Jessie (and Diddy has also taken care of Porter’s son, Quincy, for many years), posted this message and picture for her “BABYDADDY” on IG yesterday:
After posting the image, folks on social media seemed to be split on whether or not Porter’s post, which came after Cassie’s, was a little shady:
“I just love this…. I see people on FB talking about jealousy, nah this is keeping it real!!!”
“It seems like Kim was throwing hella shade.”
“Never had a good feeling about Kim Porter. I love Misa, love Cassie. If the father of your children has a woman, why say all that to wish him happy birthday on a public forum. low blow and corny…”
“You are the best he ever had. Only time he seemed genuinely happy.”
“So nobody caught kim porters shade? Lol she still in love with that man”
But before you jump to that conclusion, Misa Hylton (mother of Diddy’s first-born child, Justin) also sent Diddy a message for his birthday:
Action and dedication always pays off. Started from the bottom. Happy birthday @iamdiddy A photo posted by Misa Hylton, ICF (@misahylton) on
And so did Sarah Chapman, the mother of Diddy’s daughter, Chance:
“Happy Birthday Puff! 4everLove, Fatts GodistheGreatest”
So who knows, maybe all of the women were just trying to show their appreciation for a man who has done a lot for them? But what do you think? Did you feel like Porter’s message was a little shady or are people overreacting?
Citibank has a beef with Sean “Diddy” Combs. The bank has fired off a lawsuit against the hip hop mogul as well as the mother of his son Justin, Misa Hylton-Brim. Citibank is claiming that the former couple has defaulted on a $72,000 loan for a home in New York.
Citibank says Combs co-signed the bank loan and that he and Hylton-Brim stopped paying on the loan way back in July 2010. Now, the bank says it’s due a total of $622,518.34 and they are demanding that the full amount be paid immediately. The bank has also issued a court order to allow them to sell the home at a foreclosure auction.
According to thejasminebrand.com, Combs has countered Citibank’s claims. Combs says since Hylton-Brim agreed that she would be responsible for the monthly payments and he only was co-signing to help her get the loan so he did not default. He wants to be dismissed totally from the lawsuit.
But Citibank said they notified Combs and Hylton-Brim of the default and gave them more than enough time to respond. “Despite the notice, the bank says neither Combs nor Hylton-Brim responded,” reports EURWeb.
And Citibank adds that since he co-signed, they hold him responsible for the total amount owed.
We’ve offered warnings in the past about co-signing on loans, but what are your thoughts on this situation?