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Citibank Sues Diddy Over Unpaid Home Loan For Ex’s House

October 28th, 2014 - By Ann Brown
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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?

“There’s Still So Much Mutual Respect, Admiration And Love There”: Jennifer Lopez Gushes Over Her Ex, Sean “Diddy” Combs

October 2nd, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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Earlier this week, Sean “Diddy” Combs sat down with “Access Hollywood Live.” When asked what he thought about his ex, Jennifer Lopez, and her new music video for her song “Booty,” the 44-year-old mogul gushed about how awesome Lopez and her lady lumps are:

“Oh my God. I’m so lucky to have that great woman in my history. She is one of the greatest I’ve ever seen.”

As for her backside:

“I mean, it’s great. It’s a work of art. It’s something that will go down in history, for real it will…She’s a great friend of mine, always be a friend, I mean, that thing is just incredible…that thing right there is something special!”

Lopez had an interview with Access Hollywood later that day and was told about Diddy’s comments. In response, she said that despite the fact that they have been broken up since 2001, they still share a lot of love and admiration for one another.

“He’ll always be Puffy to me. We spent three years of our lives together. Almost every single day. As much as he roots for me and as proud as he is of me and of the time we had together, I am just as proud to see what he has done…I learned a lot from him, coming up, watching him. He had been in the business for a while. I was making my first record when I met Puffy. He gave me so many cues and taught me so many things, and I’ll always be grateful to him for that. And I love that he can be so supportive of me so many years later and there’s still so much mutual respect, admiration and love there.”

These two were such a fun couple to watch back in the day. And it’s clear they still have a lot of love for one another…it’s not too late to make it work, ya’ll!

Hey, just saying (sorry Cassie).

Check out Diddy’s comments and Lopez’s response below:

Oh, So This Is The Reason Mase Keeps Backsliding

September 1st, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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From week to week, we never know what side of the fence rapper Mase will be on. One minute he’s sold out for God and then the very next, he’s abandoned his flock at the El Lyon International Church, deciding to focus his attention on his rap career, having welcome back parties and what not.

And though many of us just assumed he was spiritually confused, Lord Jamar, of the Hip Hop group Brand Nubian and the Five Percent Nation, says there might be something more to it.

In an interview with VladTv, Jamar said Mase left the game and ran to the church:

“I’m not surprised. Did it really seem like that was a choice– like he had some sort of revelation and he was really a faithful follower? I’ve seen him teetering for the longest time, just the fact that you wanted to come back into rap… He did that to insulate and hide himself from some street sh*t that was happening. It would look pretty bad if you did something to a preacher, you know what I’m saying. But now I guess he feels like the heat is off. Maybe somebody went to jail, or somebody gave the a-ok that you could get back in the game or come back around.” 

Lord Jamar also brought up a good point about several ex Bad Boy members running to God once they leave the brotherhood. He mentioned Loon, Craig Mack, G Dep. And he forgot to mention Shyne.

“I don’t know what they saw over there at Bad Boy but after that experience them muthaf*&kas want to run to God.” 

Umph…interesting. Interesting indeed.

You can watch this portion of Lord Jamar’s interview below.

What do you think about his Mase claims and all the Bad Boys running to God once they leave the group.

 

“These Are Your People!”: Diddy Calls Out President Obama, Tells Him To Do More To Help Ferguson, Missouri

August 19th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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Ever since news spread about Michael Brown being shot and killed by police officer Darren Wilson, a lot of people have spoken out about the injustice. There have also been people who have criticized President Obama for his response to the riots and unrest in Ferguson, Missouri (and tried to question him for speaking on the death of Robin Williams first), and claimed that his speech last week (he spoke again yesterday on the situation there) wasn’t “enough.” Someone well-known who is expressing a similar sentiment is Diddy. In a crass manner, he tried to address the President of the United States through Instagram. The mogul posted, “WATCH DIS! DEAR PRESIDENT OBAMA!!!!!! IF YOU FEEL THE SAME WAY SEND A VIDEO MESSAGE TO THE PRESIDENT #DEAROBAMA” before posting the following video:

 

“Watch Dis”? Really?

As someone making these statements from the comfort of what seemed to be his studio and not in Ferguson, I think it’s clear that Diddy went about expressing his concerns wrong. The mogul’s followers weren’t impressed:

“Everybody expecting for Obama to handle everything that man got so much on his plate right now sometimes it takes the hood to help the hood diddy I challenge you to go out there”

“Why are you watching? You should be there too!!! Those are YOUR people as well.”

“Ughh shut up, you went to Howard..I would expect you to know about the branches of govt & how things operate..why don’t you hop on a plane & go down there”

This isn’t the first time Diddy has criticized President Obama and claimed that he isn’t doing enough for the black community:

“I love the president like most of us. I just want the president to do better. There’s a difference between us voting for somebody and us believing in somebody. He’s the person that we believed in so I pray night and day that he understands how God ordained his presidency. I feel there was a promise made to God to look after people that was less fortunate, and [many] of those people are African-American…”

But what do you think about Diddy’s message to President Obama?

Diddy Wants To Sell His $7.99M NYC Condo, But It May Need A Makeover

August 14th, 2014 - By Ann Brown
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Sean Combs has some real estate he’d like to unload. Diddy has listed his New York City condo on the market for a whopping $7.99 million. The condo has two bedrooms and is 2,292 square feet with breathtaking views of Central Park. But we aren’t too keen on Diddy’s choice for decor — flashback 1970s-style Lucite furniture and deep shag carpeting all over the condo. “Yeah, baby” as Austin Powers would say.

The living room has custom Venetian plaster ceilings, a 90-inch flat screen television and a state-of-the-art sound system. The eat-in kitchen offers custom cabinets, top quality appliances and a breakfast banquette. Plus, you can control everything with a touch of a finger with the fully integrated Creston system that handles all aspects of the home including the electronic blinds and sound system.

The apartment is located in the Park Imperial, one of New York’s most exclusive condominiums offering a resident’s lounge, concierge, business center, health club, doorman, laundry facilities, on-site garage parking, and a live-in superintendent, reports Sandra Rose.

Initially Diddy wanted $8.5 million in 2012, according to Curbed NY, but since there have been no takers, he’s dropped the price. Maybe there are a few other things he can do to sell the condo faster. One would be to ax the Biggie painting in the living room.

“One of the most important things to do when selling your house is to de-personalize it,” reports HGTV. “The more personal stuff in your house, the less potential buyers can imagine themselves living there. Get rid of a third of your stuff – put it in storage. This includes family photos, memorabilia collections and personal keepsakes. Consider hiring a home stager to maximize the full potential of your home. Staging simply means arranging your furniture to best showcase the floor plan and maximize the use of space.” reports HGTV.

Other tips include having a knock-out kitchen, the most important room for many buyers. Also, find the right broker for your home, especially one who is tech-savvy and hide the pets (and pet odor).

Another good tip is to make your closets appear large. “Storage is something every buyer is looking for and can never have enough of,” says HGTV. “Take half the stuff out of your closets then neatly organize what’s left in there. Buyers will snoop, so be sure to keep all your closets and cabinets clean and tidy.”

You Got Your Degree in Beyoncénomics? Surprising Pop Culture College Courses

July 10th, 2014 - By Tanvier Peart
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Pop culture always seems to have a way of influencing society whether it’s through trendy styles and habits. Should it be that surprising that universities across the country are also taking note and even tailoring classes to discuss non-traditional topics? Take a look at these surprising pop culture college courses. Does it make you want to go back to school?

From “Friend Of Mine” To “Honey”: Classic Songs You Didn’t Know Stevie J Wrote And Produced

June 19th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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While Stevie J is known for many things these days that aren’t the most positive (including slacking on paying child support, acting the fool on reality TV and being a habitual cheater), his work in music is something he can look back on with pride. He’s behind a slew of classic jams, as he was one of the key in-house producers and writers for Bad Boy Entertainment in the ’90s. What jams you say? Why, take a look…

“Friend Of Mine” by Kelly Price

Stevie J was co-writer and co-producer of this popular track about a downtrodden woman recounting the pain of a trifling friend who stole her man by hopping in the sack with him. The award-winning song went all the way to the top of the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and is one of Price’s biggest hits (for songs she was the main performer on). 

Dr. Diddy? 12 Celebrities Who Received Honorary Doctorate Degrees

May 12th, 2014 - By Tanvier Peart
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With graduation season in full swing, there has been an increase celebrities being asked to give commencement speeches. Many of them inspire us not only with their star power but also with lives that have been an example to dream big and work hard to reach those goals.

But does that mean they are entitled to a PhD?

Here’s a look at 12 celebrities who received honorary doctorates. You might be surprised by some on the list and not so much for others. Are you a part of the group who believe it’s OK to honor them? Or do you think it’s unfair that they’re rewarded without cracking the books?

“#ProudDaD”: Diddy’s Son, Christian Combs, Heads Off To His First Senior Prom As A Sophomore [Photos]

May 7th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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Twins!

Christian Combs, the youngest son of Diddy…Puff Daddy…or just Sean Combs, went to the prom for the first time last week. A sophomore at his high school, Combs, 16, actually attended the senior prom, rolling through as the date of an older friend (or his girlfriend–you never know. I knew senior girls who dated freshman boys when I was in school…). Decked in a white suit jacket, leather pants and sneakers, Combs did prom his own way, but still managed to coordinate with his date with an orange boutineer to match her orange skirt and lace top. For the night’s festivities, Combs and his date were driven in a Maybach (but now that he’s 16, he could have driven himself). Daddy Combs was quite excited about his son’s first prom, posting pics on Instagram with captions that included the following:

“My son who is a sophomore going to his first senior prom. Man life is moving faster than a muthaf**ka! Have fun tonight @kingcombs and don’t do anything I would do! Lol Love you king!! #CombsFamily#KingCombs”

“So fresh so clean! Christians 1st prom. Crazy#proudDaD”

Looks like a good time was had by all. Check out a few more of the pics from Christian’s big night out and share your thoughts.

 

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The LA Clippers Are (Probably) For Sale! Here Are Potential Buyers Of Donald Sterling’s NBA Team

April 30th, 2014 - By Kimberly Gedeon
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clippers warriorsSorry Donald Sterling. Your foul, bigoted mouth has finally caught up with you!  The  Los Angeles Clippers owner is not only banned from the NBA after his vile tirade, but it’s likely that he’ll be forced to sell the team, as announced by league commissioner Adam Silver.

In response to the Sterling tape, Magic Johnson, who was at the center of his narrow-minded diatribe said: “He shouldn’t own a team anymore. And he should stand up and say, ‘I don’t want to own a team any more.” Siding with the basketball legend, tons of potential buyers are lining up to place their bid on the Clippers. The team is worth $575 million, up from $12 million when Sterling purchased the team in 1981, according to CNN Money.

First, a thumbs up from 22 out of 29 owners is needed to revoke Sterling’s ownership rights. That’s not stopping the likes of Diddy and Rick Ross from showing early interest in the LA Clippers! Check out the list celebrities who cannot wait to get their hands on the frazzled NBA team!

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