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Former “Love & Hip Hop” star, Emily B appears to have had an amazing week as she celebrated her February 9th birthday over the course of the past six days. Among the festivities were multiple parties, including one celebration at Pink Elephant in New York City and box seats at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center with boyfriend Fabolous. The couple also spent Valentine’s Day together, celebrating at The Noir with pal Adrienne Bailon. Both Fab and Adrienne used their social networking pages to show Em some love.
“ Happy Birthday Emily!!!!!!! If only people REALLY understood the friendship we have… Our long talks & the laughter we’ve shared over the years! I’m blessed to call you a friend… AKA Sister Wife! To a new year of Life, Love, & Blessings! @Emilyb #HBD #Friendship #Aquarius Great Times,” Bailon tweeted.
Of course, Adrienne’s “sister wife” reference doesn’t help the rumor that she and Em take turns with Fab, but we’ll pretend we didn’t see that, for now. Fab also utilized his Instagram page to send his boo some flirty birthday love.
“Happy Birthday to @emilyb_!! I love basketball, good movies, fly clothes, nice cars, vodka, and YOU!”
Em also sent out a few tweets, letting it be known that she was celebrating her man.
It seems like things have been looking up for Fabolous and Emily since her departure from VH1′s “Love & Hip Hop”. He even appears to be somewhat claiming her these days…Although, there is the questionable song, “Want You Back” with Joe Budden and Teyana Taylor that he released back in December, which many speculate is about Em…
But, who can really keep up with these two?
LOVE & HIP-HOP ATLANTA GETS HOT
“Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta” has become one of the highest rated shows on VH1 because of all the ratchet ish that went down between the cast members. Steevie J, Joseline, and Mimi made this show what it is because of their confusing love triangle and some of the most unbelievable things happened right before our eyes that had nothing to do with love or hip-hop, just a group of people acting like they ain’t never been nowhere in front of the cameras. After watching just one episode, I can truly say I know how the saying “Where they do that at” came about. Welcome to Atlanta. Let’s do a quick recap to show you some of the craziest things that went down:
In case you were actually waiting around for Karrine Steffans to finish composing her super emotional and most likely über explicit memoir about her relationship with Lil Wayne, it looks like there will be another Hip Hop tell-all book hitting the streets soon to hold you over. At least until Karrine is done pouring out her soul on the pages of How To Make Love To A Martian. It seems that “Love and Hip Hop” star Winter Ramos, whom we will learn more about during tonight’s episode, is planning to release a tell-all book of her own entitled Game Over: My Love for Hip Hop. If you’re having a hard time recalling which one Winter is, she’s the one who made a couple of cameos last season as the assistant of rapper Fabolous.
The memoir is said to shed light on what it was like for her working in the music industry and of course, expose a few of her famous former lovers. The book’s description reads:
In Game Over, Winter puts all of her emotions on the page leaving no experience, emotional abuse, or former lover uncovered. From her days as assistant to rapper, Fabolous and friend to Jadakiss, to appearing on Love and Hip Hop and being Creative Costume Designer for Flavor unit Films, Winter delivers a tell-all book on her famous ex-lovers and experiences in the music industry. As the chick that was always in the mix and cool with everyone, Winter was privy to the cray beyond the videos, private flights, and limos that the cameras caught for us. Her reality and theirs was no game. Game Over is Winter’s cautionary tale for the next generation of young women who believe that the fabulous lives of celebrities unveiled in blogs and on reality television shows are all FIRE! Stay tuned, because this GAME is about to get real.
During tonight’s episode, she introduces herself in a rather questionable way that somewhat implies that she plans on spilling a lot of tea.
“I’m Winter Ramos. You guys may know me as Fab’s assistant, but I’ve been in the music industry for a really long time. I’ve worked with Puff Daddy, Biggie Smalls, Junior Mafia, DMX, Eve, Ja Rule, Ashanti, Irv Gotti… I’ve dated these guys, I’ve slept with them, I’ve worked for them. I know the girlfriend, I know the baby mother, I know the wife. I even know the side chick.”
She also revealed that her “friend” Jadakiss, who is also a rather large part of the book is actually the one who suggested that she pen the tell-all. The book’s release date is April 2nd.
Many feel that the whole concept of women coming out and exposing industry insiders is completely played. But I believe that for every tell-all, there’s a nosy person who will buy it.
Check out a sneak peek of tonight’s episode on the next page to see Winter discuss her book. Are you at all interested in what she has to say in her book?
Talk about cute!
Emily B is no stranger to shade thrown at her for pics she’s posted on Instagram – particularly when those images are of her and Fab and she’s commenting on how in love she is with her man — but this image here is worth all smiles.
Yesterday, Em posted pics of her with her little man and her big man at her son’s school, possibly proving Fab isn’t quite as bad as he was made to seem on “Love & Hip-Hop.” At the very least he’s active in his son’s life, but if I’m not mistaken, I’m also peeping a matching leather game going on between the parents, which I’m sure is no coincidence since Emily just happens to be her boo’s stylist.
Anyway, I love that everyone is all smiles in this photo, which makes me wonder just what the status of Em and Fab’s relationship is and if big happy family thoughts are going through their heads right now. Since she didn’t caption this pic, why don’t you?
I’m Gone…But I’ll Be Back: Why Emily and Mimi Are In The Same Exact Boat (Whether They Like It Or Not)
While browsing Necole Bitchie not too long ago, I came across the most laughable post. Emily, from the original “Love & Hip Hop” was quoted as saying that she has issues with being compared to the women of “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta,” namely Mimi Faust. Emily claimed,
“You know I get a little upset when they compare characters because I’m nothing like any of those women. My story is not like any of those stories. I don’t see Fab in any of those men in that show at all. No offense to them, but nobody knows [how it is]. Y’all get to see the Stevie J’s and the Lil’ Scrappy’s and nobody really knows who Fab is or what he does or what he’s about. People just make assumptions and it really bothers me because he was never on camera for you to make that assumption so people really don’t know.”
I think Emily forgets all the montages of her crying and complaining about Fab’s indiscretions. Remember the infamous scene where she was left to do a family shoot without him? I certainly do. Obviously, those of us who watch do not know the intricacies of her relationship with the father of her child, but we have seen and heard enough (especially from Emily herself) to know that she really is no different than Mimi of “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta.”
Emily is in the same boat as Mimi because their lack of self-esteem allows them to put up with emotionally daunting issues in their relationships. Infidelity and abandonment constitutes as emotional abuse in my book, and due to having a low image of themselves, these women return to relationships that serve them these matters in heaping sizes. If Emily was in a healthy relationship, that was preserved behind close doors and not in front of the world on VH1, of course everyone would find such comparisons to be ludicrous. But this is not the case.
Emily and MiMi have made these men their world; forging their careers on their lackluster relationships for the world to see. They both have had to deal with past (and in Mimi’s case, present) mistresses in scenes that force me to label their shows as, “As The ‘Hood Turns.” So please tell me what Emily is getting upset about, because she shares so many similarities with these other women. If anything, Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta is probably forcing her to look in a mirror to face the pain and humiliation she has called her reality for so long.
Emily’s malady is that she uses other people’s issues as a barometer to judge her own. She truly believes that Mimi is in a completely different vessel than her, because of the drama playing out with Stevie J and Joseline. Emily’s mentality of “oh, we’re not THAT bad,” stifles her growth and clouds her vision. She’s looking at the minute details of Mimi’s fiasco of a relationship and disregarding the bigger issue, which is that the main themes that dominate Mimi’s storyline have also dominated hers. We saw on last night’s season finale that Mimi pulled the same stunt as Emily did at the end of season one of the original L&HH: she let it be known that she wasn’t going to put up with her man’s bull anymore. But of course, we’ve already seen Mimi and Stevie walking around town together, pretending to be paparazzi darlings, while Stevie continues to suck face and grab a** with Joseline in front of cameras too. It’s just like when Emily played Miss Independent in season two and then was seen defending her relationship with Fab and Instagraming photos of the two together after the fact. Same boats, just different captains.
I think we all know someone like Emily. The person who tries to bring attention to the leaves scattered in your yard, while paying no mind to the dead tree lying in theirs. After reading her quote on Necole’s site and watching last night’s finale of “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta,” I smirked and muttered, “Denial is not only a river in Egypt.” But now, I may also add to this well-worn cliche – Denial is also a defense mechanism for the broken.
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Madame Noire got the delightful opportunity to attend the ASCAP awards last week (pre-BET Awards) and we got to catch up with the singer/songwriter Miguel and rapper Fabolous, who filled us in on his thoughts on “Love and Hip Hop” which pretty much made his girlfriend Emily B a household name. Check it.
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Because I know you can’t get enough of #dembabies, and Nick and Mariah know you can’t either, we’ve got more photos from the twins’ huge April 30 birthday party in Paris! In them, you can see the cutie pies (who are getting so big by the way) playing with their new toys (including a play Ferrari car) and getting adorable with mom and dad as they turn the big 1. They look so much like Mariah, it’s crazy! And by the look of those toys, those kids are going to be spoiled (but that’s not a bad thing in my book!). Check out the belated cuteness below:
In other baby news…or make that kid news, Tallulah Dash (the daughter of Rachel Roy and Damon Dash) turned four recently. In true child-of-a-fashionista fashion, she was decked out with chick jewelry, and both a fab princess cake and balloons. To commemorate her turning four, after tweeting a pic of her big girl, Rachel Roy said, “Today she is 4 ☺! May she grow up to be happy compassionate and wise… ♥ you babygirl…xxRR” Check out the little big girl in all her birthday glory:
And last but not least, we just wanted to share a cute photo of Emily B and her kids (and Fab and his mother) as she celebrated Mother’s Day this past weekend. Her son, Johan, is growing up fast by the way! She posted this adorable pic through her Twitter of her kids, Taina and Johan, and her man, as she had a wonderful (and fashionable) Mommy’s Day.
How lovely. *Smiles*
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Reality TV has made stars out of folks who used to just know someone famous. But now that they’ve stepped out of the shadows and are getting their shine, their egos are out of control and they’ve forgotten their humble beginnings. From going in on fans to throwing shade on folks who don’t drive luxury cars, these six small screen sirens need a reality check. ASAP.
Well, it’s true. Emily B. is following in the footsteps of her friend Chrissy and quitting VH1′s “Love and Hip-Hop.” Fab’s old lady just sent out a couple of tweets confirming her departure, but from the second message, it looks like she has something else in store. Here’s what she said:
Now there have been rumors that Fabolous wasn’t down to be on “Love and Hip-Hop” because he felt the producers were playing the ladies, but he wasn’t opposed to doing a show with just him and his “family.” That could be what that “hmmm..#VH1″ line was about but considering he wouldn’t even walk down the red carpet with this girl it’s hard for me to believe they’d actually have a show together. Since no one is particularly interested in watching Olivia resurrect her career and Yandy and Kimbella are pregnant behind the scenes, “Love and Hip Hop” could have a rough third season without Emily and Chrissy.
Do you think Em and Fab will get a spinoff?
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.
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A few entertainment blogs were buzzing today because Diddy and Cassie were seen touching down at LAX Airport together after getting back from Paris Fashion week. When I first saw the pics of these two in practically matching gray sweat suits I was like awww, they’re so cute. Then I was like wait, they weren’t actually photographed together. Then I decided the paparazzi just couldn’t capture the shot so I went back to awww, and then I was like wait (again), this dude doesn’t even claim her. I mean, these two have not been in a relationship for how long now?
Emily B and her non-relationship-acknowledging boyfriend Fab immediately came to mind when I thought of Diddy and Cassie but I won’t put these two in that category. Emily’s claiming Fabolous and Fab’s claiming dolo; when it comes to Diddy and Cassie, neither one of them is acknowledging the relationship—big difference. Then I thought of Bey and Jay, but the sheer magnitude of their careers and their need to keep their relationship out of the public eye just doesn’t quite compare with Cassie’s career, so I’m not putting these two in that category either. Then I settled on Nelly and Ashanti. That’s who these two are the modern-day version of. You’ll see them out hugged up at a party or in the front row at a fashion show boo’d up, but once the relationship questions come up…you say she just a friend (cue Biz Markie).
So does it matter? Not when it comes to us, of course. The public doesn’t have to know who’s dating, sleeping, or creeping with who, but I wonder how these women feel being openly denied or at least not acknowledged. While I know both Cassie and Diddy are pulling the “no comment” PR stunt, women are often the ones seeking commitment from partners, and I can’t help but feel like the whole I don’t talk about my relationship line they’ve been running is all Diddy’s doing. I mean, let’s be real Diddy is an attention hog and he’s had much more high-profile relationships than this that he openly acknowledged. One could say he’s learned his lesson about keeping his mouth shut with this one but I’m more inclined to think he’s not claiming because he isn’t committed?
There have been more than enough rumors about Diddy loving up on tons of women in the same time frame he’s been with Cassie from Mischa Barton, to Sienna Miller, and Cameron Diaz. That whole I never said we were in a relationship excuse comes in pretty handy when you’re out and about with someone other than your insignificant other. And if Cassie did want to finally stop pretending the man she’s glued at the hip to for pretty much every event really isn’t just a “friend,” is she even in a position to, considering he has her heart and her career hanging by a thread? That fact has led some people to think Cassie is just screwing her way to the top, which is pretty unfortunate if these two are a real couple. And that’s why I’m a fan of giving your girl the acknowledgement she deserves instead of having her look like a golddigging you know what.
Even though these two are celebs, the same thing tends to happen with non-famous couples. A man may claim he doesn’t want people in his business so he keeps his relationship on the hush when it really just throws serious shade on his partner and invites all types of outside skepticism that can ruin a relationship. It’s also a convenient line to keep him from being accountable when he’s with someone he shouldn’t be. I’m not saying I need a man to shout their love for me from the rooftops but if we’re in a relationship and someone asks him, his answer better be yes, just like mine will be.
Would you be comfortable not being claimed, as long as you know what your relationship is? Or do you think keeping your relationship secretive like Cassie and Diddy is a no-no?
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.
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