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If you haven’t already figured it our from his music, Drake has a really big heart and we’re super happy to see him share it in this way.
Last night, 15-year-old Kennedy Brown got the surprise of her life when Drizzy showed up on her doorstep unexpectedly. According to ABC News, Kennedy, who’s currently in hospice, was diagnosed with brain cancer two years ago, but this weekend she made a special trip back to her high school, Carnegie Vanguard in Houston,TX, where her classmates threw her a surprise prom, crowned her prom queen, and even gave her an honorary diploma in a private graduation ceremony. Part of the goal of the events was to grant Kennedy’s wish of getting a special message or visit from her favorite rapper, which is why classmate Payton Campbell gave out these instructions:
“We would ask all of your viewers to #DrakeForKen so we can get him to come see her or send something for her because that would mean the world to her.”
Thankfully, Drake saw the social media campaign and paid Kennedy a personal visit yesterday that you can tell was likely the highlight of both of their lives. Posting photos on his Instagram page, Drake captioned the pic below with “She asked to touch the brows #accessgranted”
We have to say these might be the sweetest photos we’ve seen in a long time. Check out more pics of Drake and Kennedy’s time together on what he said was an “incredible day” on the next page.
After getting close at Melissa Forde’s birthday (Rihanna’s bestie) earlier this week, Drake and Rihanna decided to keep their distance while attending the Clippers game on Wednesday night in Los Angeles. She sat courtside with Forde, while Drake sat courtside as well, but far away from Ri Ri, with another friend at another end of the court. As TMZ pointed out, the separation in their seating could have a lot to do with the fact that at NBA games they love to make people do the whole PDA thing on the kiss cam, and clearly, these two aren’t ready to put whatever they have going on out there in such a way.
However, they came together at some point during the game to chat, laugh together and share a hug. The resulting photos are quite adorable, as you can see. Homegirl is glowing! While they look very comfy with one another, just a few month back, Drake was playing coy about having anything special with the Bajan bad girl when speaking to Rolling Stone: “She’s the ultimate fantasy. I mean, I think about it. Like, ‘Man, that would be good.’ We have fun together, she’s cool and sh*t. But we’re just friends. That’s my dog for life.”
But then he turned around and shouted her out quite a bit in his song “Days in the East,” talking about finding something “real” with the beauty.
He knows he loves that girl.
Check out the other pics of Rihanna and Melissa Forde laughing and drinking it up at the game, as well as Drake having a lot less fun with his companion elsewhere on the next page.
How cute are these two?
They took their coupledom out in public and in front of cameras for Rihanna’s BFF Melissa Forde’s early birthday party last night. Everyone from Ri Ri and Drake to Christina Milian and J. Cole (with a woman who is NOT his fiancée) and more partied it up at the Supperclub in Hollywood. And though it was Melissa’s big soiree, Rihanna was seen smoking, drinking, dancing, hugging on and talking most of the time with Drake throughout the night in her bra top and pearl-adorned jeans. But Drake did take a picture at the party and post it on his Instagram to wish the b-day girl some love, saying “Happy Early Bday Dollas!!!”
Other famous folks there included Future (which is surprising since Ciara and Rihanna’s crew have past drama, but he did collaborate with Rihanna in the past), producer Mike WiLL Made It and Busta Rhymes. Check out images from their night out, including RiRi and Drake coming and going from the club and all the other famous folks having a ball on the next couple of pages.
This week, we were happy to announce Lupita Nyong’o is always winning. The highly regarded cosmetic business, Lancome revealed Nyong’o will be their new spokeswoman. Besides Nyong’o, Yandy Smith of LHHNY had a win of her own. She bailed her fiancé Mendeecees Harris out of jail, allowing him some much needed family time. Speaking of reunions and love, Drake and Rihanna have become very close again. Yesterday, the rapper released a new song that may be about their romance. Unfortunately this week, the news made us roll our eyes many times over. Alexsandra Wright, Beyonce’s half brother’s mother claims she and her son Nixon are now homeless. Marie Claire told the world Kendal Jenner took cornrows to a “new epic level”, causing an uproar with Black Twitter.
When not annoyed, we were sad to hear the progress of a case regarding a teen boy who was shot for sneaking into his girlfriend’s house. To top the week off, we cheered for a New York teenager who was accepted into all the Ivy League universities.
This is, as the church folks would say, Lupita’s season. The fashion and beauty industry’s obsession with this young lady has not letting up. The Oscar winning actress has been named the new face of makeup brand, Lancome. Lupita will be the first black ambassador for Lancome which has featured Julia Roberts, Kate Winslet, Penelope Cruz and Lily Collins as former spokeswomen.
Drake and Rihanna have been getting quite cute and cozy lately: holding hands, going out on dinner dates while jetsetting around the world for his tour, wearing similar clothes, and spotted having fun together. In his new song, Drake ran off his thoughts about a lot of things; many people are saying the song was something of an ode to the Bajan bad girl, and we agree.
We know, it was hard to not laugh while writing it too. According to TMZ, multiple sources report that the two have been inseparable since he began touring through Europe. They’ve decided to go from hooking up to seriously dating.
Drake is apparently smitten, which given his track record isn’t the most difficult task. A source reveals, “He’s in the best mood he’s been in a long time.”
Further fuel was added to the fire when the Barbadian beauty was spotted leaving Manchester dressed in the rapper’s Pigalle hoodie. We feel like this is a trick she’s baited the rumor mill with before. A few night’s before at Zouk Tea Bar and Grill, Drake was spotted by Instagram users entering the restroom, where Rihanna followed moments later (Necole Bitchie has the video here.)
This thing’s about as stable as an alcoholic doing the sobriety test on a tightrope. We’re all for Rihanna being treated right (although we don’t know why people believe Drake is gentleman of the year based only off of his lyrics), but between her famous #MCM posts and her playing Duck, Duck Goose between Breezy, Matt Kemp and Drizzy, we almost want Rihanna to sit down and get to know thy self. It wasn’t too long ago Drake was sitting on Ellen’s couch on some “been there, done that” and Rihanna was sending sub-tweets clowning the Canadian rapper. This whole Karrueche/Chris/Drake/Rihanna saga is as exhausting as it is entertaining and we don’t see any of it ending well, but we guess anything’s possible in love and hip hop.
I can’t keep up with Drake’s love life, but damn it if it isn’t interesting to try!
Rumors have been floating around for more than a week or so about Drake and Rihanna reuniting as something a bit more serious than a fling. The two danced it up on stage together for a concert he had in Paris while she was in the City of Lights for Paris Fashion Week, just a week after having dinner in Hollywood. After that adorable display, Ri Ri seemingly followed Drake, literally, around the world for his Would You Like A Tour? stops. She went to Amsterdam, was by his side in Brussels, and they have been dining and as we see now, holding hands during his stop in London.
In a new video we found via TMZ, the two were heading out of a shindig that Drake was hosting at Club Entourage in Manchester and they looked quite cute and innocent as they held hands. It seems they tried to cease from doing so once paparazzi and fans went wild and they entered their Benz van. From there, the two went to a bowling alley that they rented out and were there until 4 a.m.
In a recent Rolling Stone interview that came out last month, Drake said that while she is something of a fantasy for him, he and Rihanna are just friends:
“She’s the ultimate fantasy. I mean, I think about it. Like, ‘Man, that would be good.’ We have fun together, she’s cool and s**t. But we’re just friends. That’s my dog for life…I’m not after pu**y like I was three years ago, when I was trying to make up for all the years when no girl would talk to me…But I haven’t met somebody that makes everybody else not matter.”
Could she actually be that somebody (*cue Aaliyah’s “Are You That Somebody?“*)? Check out their romantic-al display below and share your thoughts.
We watched Tatyana Ali grow up gracefully before our eyes as Ashley Banks on “The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air.” After the show ended in 1996, she became a singer and had us lip-syncing to her hit song “Day-Dreaming” with our friends, and as she continued to explore other industries the child star became a producer, Harvard graduate, and campaigned for President Obama’s candidacy. Yesterday, Miss Ali hung out with Power 105’s Breakfast Club and spoke about her new movie November Rule, which stars Lala Anthony, Jay Ellis and Mo McCray, posing for King Magazine and if she got a little nookie from Drake. Here are the highlights from the interview.
Her New Movie, November Rule
“November Rule is about Mo McCray’s character. His character has a rule, by November he always breaks up with whoever he’s with. November is when Thanksgiving starts, then it’s Christmas, the other holidays. So If you break it off before then, it will never get too serious. You never have to introduce people to your family. When I first read the script, I thought “this is such a cool idea, no one ever does this.” Then on the set, I realized everyone is doing this. This is something guys do.”
Posing For King Magazine
“I’ve posed for King Magazine twice. I never put it out there. The first time I did King, it was a different type of magazine. The flavor of it was a bit different than it is now. The pictures were different. You could cover up more. When I posed for them, I was in my twenties and when I’m a grandma I can look back on those pictures. I thought I looked cute and I wanted to celebrate it. The second time I did it, the theme was Hollywood Era. I didn’t even show my stomach.”
I had a panic attack after that [Wendy Williams] interview. When I’m nervous, I laugh. If you look at the interview I am laughing the entire time. I thought she would ask (because of what was happening with the blogs), so I prepared for the question: “Are you dating?” But instead she asked if I smashed him and I never experienced that from Wendy before. [Drake’s] flattering (refereeing to him dropping her name in his song,”Tuscan Leather.”) I thought it was really nice of him.
Check out Tatyana Ali’s full interview with The Breakfast Club in the video below. Jump to the next page to see her chat with Wendy Williams about one-night stands and Drake.
There’s being a fan and then there’s taking things too far. These fans decided to show their undying loyalty to their favorite celebrities by professing their love in ink…unfortunately.
The Ciara neck tattoo
She may be engaged to Atlanta singer/songwriter Future, and thus taken, but that didn’t stop one man from getting Ciara’s face tattooed on his neck. The die hard C-squad fan club member showed off his ink on social media and the soon-to-be mom reposted it on her instagram page with a shout-out to her faithful follower. No word yet how Future feels about the tattoo.
It looks there will be some consequences for Drake’s Twitter rant regarding his experience with Rolling Stone magazine. Hollywood PR firm ID parted ways with the rapper who is currently performing overseas in Europe on tour.
ID wasn’t impressed with Drake’s vocal disappointment over losing the cover story to a tribute to late actor, Philip Seymour Hoffman last month. He tweeted:
“I’m done doing interviews for magazines. I just want to give my music to the people. That’s the only way my message gets across accurately.”
In a public apology he issued a short time later, he tried to explain the cause of his frustration to fans and critics who expressed that the “Started From The Bottom” rapper’s animosity in the wake of the actor’s death was in poor taste. On his official website the rapper wrote:
“I apologize to anybody who took my initial comments out of context because in no way would I ever want to offend the Hoffman family or see myself as bigger than that moment. I am still the same person.”
Well ID wasn’t having it and they initiated a split with the rapper. “Drake is an incredibly talented artist and we’re proud of our results for Nothing Was The Same and Would You Like A Tour? We wish him the best,” they stated to Billboard.
But an insider revealed to Hollywood Reporter that Drake’s Twitter tantrum was only one incident in what may be a routine of bad behavior. The artist is rumored to be difficult to manage when it comes to print interviews by confirming his availability at the last minute and forcing publications to make tough calls when choosing cover stories.
ID is Drake’s third PR management firm. He was managed by Chamber Group and The Blueprint Group in the past.
We understand the man is passionate about his music, but maybe Drake needs to put the hookah pipe down and start focusing more on his public image.
When we first got word that Amanda Bynes tweeted that she wanted Drake to murder her vagina we thought it was a hoax. Surely, someone had hacked her account. But then the odd tweets kept coming. Right after she expressed that she wanted Drake to hook her up, she was talking about his looks: “Drake has the ugliest smile, ugly gums uneven teeth ugly eyes.” It seemed like every other week, Bynes was calling another celebrity ugly.
But now that she’s in treatment for her schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, Bynes is trying to make amends for her reckless comments and has expressed her remorse.
According to TMZ, sources directly connected to Amanda report that she is close to being herself again. They say, “the fact that the Drake Comment ‘horrifies her’ shows she again has a sense of the difference between right and wrong.”
These sources also noted that Amanda stopped smoking weed, is in the process of removing inappropriate tattoos and is kind to the people she comes in contact with.
And even better, Amanda is reportedly studying at the Fashion Institute of Design Merchandising in Orange County and has become so confident she makes presentations in front of the class.
That’s awesome! We’re hoping that Amanda can stay on the right track and get back to her real self.