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Rapper Fabolous celebrated his 36th birthday with clever Great Gatsby-themed celebration, The Great Fabsby. The Brooklyn rapper showed up to the adorable retro event with his lovely lady, former Love & Hip Hop star Emily B, on his arm. Other celebrity guests included DJ Clue, Meek Millz, Swizz Beatz and Adrienne Bailon. They really look like they had an amazing time. Doesn’t Emily look stunning?
Check out some photos from the adorable shindig on the following pages.
Could it be that after hanging around for all these years, Emily B is finally going to marry her “dream man,” Fabolous?
A few days ago, Emily regrammed a picture and in it, clear as day, was a ring on Emily’s ring finger. In fact, her hand almost seems strategically placed so that everyone wold be able to see it.
This would great for Emily, especially since Fab has been a bit vocal about his views on marriage which makes him look on the fence about it. Although Emily has always expressed her interest in marrying him, Fab has not been swayed by it at all.
I know some of you are probably thinking that it could be “just a ring” that she has on her ring finger because that’s what some women do, but here’s the thing about Emily: she’s never really done that. Marriage is very important to her and the “fake ring” thing isn’t her style.
So maybe this is it. Maybe Fab has finally decided he is ready to change Emily’s last name.
Do you think Emily B and Fabolous are finally going to walk down the aisle?
“I’m Not A Puppet”: Somaya Reece, Formerly Of “Love and Hip Hop NY,” Explains Why She Had To Leave Reality TV
Last time we laid eyes on Somaya Reece, she was doing everything in her power to get her music career off of the ground while starring on Love and Hip Hop New York. Of course, she left after season three, along with Emily B, Kimbella, and Chrissy Lampkin (who went on to do her underwhelming spin-off, Chrissy
& Mr. Jones) because all four ladies felt like it was time to move on. Why did Reece personally feel like she needed to hit the road? She says that the route the show was going, the drama they were purposely put in, was detrimental to what she was trying to accomplish for herself. Reece, now tiny after going from a size 18 to a 12 and now an eight (get fitness tips on her site!), opened up about why she fell out of love with Love and Hip Hop New York after two seasons, her relationship with Mona-Scott Young now, and her thoughts on the always ratch Love and Hip Hop Atlanta. Here’s the scoop from her interview with The Hip Hop Socialite:
Why she had to go:
“Everyone left for the same reason – it was time to move on from the show. It does not, from the beginning, reflect my brand or what I’m doing…I was doing music and acting, and that was pretty much my goal, so when I got on the show, I thought it was going to be what they promised, which was girl power, and it wasn’t. And when that happens, I think it’s just time to move on, and it doesn’t matter if the ratings are – you know we got the ratings to 7, 11 million – if it doesn’t reflect your brand, it – I’m not for the fame, and that’s something that my fans have known from the beginning before Love & Hip-Hop. If it’s not giving you a platform that’s positive – I want to highlight women, and people in general, that are in the struggle and that come out from it in a positive way – and unfortunately, I was not allowed to do that on the show. Nor was I allowed to develop my brand on the show at all.”
How things are between Reece and her former boss, Mona-Scott Young:
“Everything is fine. I just decided to move on from it, and she was cool with it, and that was really about it. I think it’s something juicier to say we have drama, but we don’t, and it was just not for me, at all, and we did discuss season 3, but it’s just not for me. It’s not for me, it’s not for Chris [Chrissy], it’s not for Emily, it’s not for Kimbella, it’s not for none of us that left the show. Everyone left for the same reason, and sometimes it’s better to do that, then to continue to work on something you’re not passionate about anymore.”
If she finally gets along with Chrissy Lampkin:
“But the real side part is that in season 2, Mona decided to cut out the entire first episode where me and Chrissy came to terms and decided to move on from our differences. And a matter of fact I made an appearance on the Chrissy & Mr. Jones show. I mean me, Chrissy, and Jim, we’re cool – we don’t have any issues. She as well has grown as a woman, and that’s really sad that they don’t show that there can be, that you can coexist with somebody and you can get past things because that’s what real women do and mature women do.”
Her thoughts on Love and Hip Hop Atlanta:
“You know what, everybody on that show is exactly how they are on the show in person. Some people just act extra crazy when the cameras are on, and that to me is not really authentic. They’re definitely authentic. It’s a show that I would really not like to be on because it’s so much going on, but they know what they’re doing, you know. They know what they’re doing. It’s TV that’s built for people to tune in to. I have met Joseline, Stevie J, Benzino, and they’re really cool people to me. I don’t really watch it, I caught two episodes from the first season, and never watched it again. From what I did see, that’s what Mona wants, you know, to push that type of television. She knows what she’s doing, and so does the production company, and I can’t say that I would watch it. It’s not my thing, but it doesn’t mean I would bash anybody for it, you know.”
Her new size and fitness brand:
“I’m now officially half my body size. I started as a 18, and now I’m a size 8. Last year, I was a size 12, this year I’m a size 8. That’s because I’m curvy [her not looking like a size 12 last year]; that’s what people have to remember, and that’s why I’m launching my fitness brand because I want people to understand that everybody’s not built the same…
I’m still a real person, I’m still someone who has suffered up-and-down battles with weight loss. I had anorexia and bulimia for many years, many, many years, and I’ve now learned how to do it the right way. And not only have I got to my first goal, but I’ve exceeded my goal. So I wanted to be a size 12, 10, but now I’m an 8. The whole idea behind my brand is giving people a realistic approach from a real woman’s perspective.”
Interesting. I’m glad she’s moved on to better things, and she looks absolutely fabulous these days! Check out the rest of her interview here, and don’t forget to share your thoughts!
‘I Wouldn’t Want To Move Forward With Something I Was Unsure About:’ Fab Is Still Apprehensive About Marriage
Although in previous interviews, it seemed as if Brooklyn rapper Fabolous would never tie the knot, the 35-year-old lyricist recently revealed in an interview with Vlad TV that he isn’t opposed to marriage, he just wants to be sure that he’s undoubtedly ready to make the leap. He also spilled on his current relationship with his reality star girlfriend/baby mama Emily B. Check out some of what he had to say below.
On his current relationship with Emily B.:
“We have a child together. That’s my lady, you know we are just raising a five year old boy, so it’s simple as that. Five year olds are a handful, so we both need each other in that sense.”
On seeming like he’s anti-marriage:
“I didn’t say I won’t ever get married. If it presents itself and I’m ready to do that, I would. I think marriage is a great thing and I think a lot of people don’t respect it the same way that I respect it.
Some people just want to get married because it’s a nice thing to do. It’s a way to show that you love somebody, but they don’t see all of the things that come with marriage and the mind state it takes to be in a marriage. People will get married and get divorced three months later. I wouldn’t want to move forward with something that I was unsure about on that high of a level.
It’s a strong thing. It’s a commitment with you, the lady, and God. It’s something that you should look and feel like you are totally ready for and not just do it because it is the thing to do and “I want to make my friends jealous.”
On not being as “thirsty” as he used to be:
“When you first become an artist and it’s women around you, you are not used to that kind of activity. So, 12 years later, in my state, I am not as thirsty as you would be in your first year. Your first year, things are just swinging your way.
I was in high school when I first got started and I was just taking everything as it came to me. As things slow down and you start maturing, you have a little more direction of what you want to do.”
On men and women viewing marriage differently:
“I think even for a man in general, men are later to figure out when they want to make that move. Women are raised in the Cinderella fairy tale house. They ready to get married as soon as possible. Men, I think it takes maturity for them to figure out that this is the person I want to be with, this is who makes me happy. I rather have this, than all of this. When you figure that out then it happens.
If you look at Jay and Beyonce, Jay was 40, nobody ever [focuses] on that. He had his time to play and then he figured it out.”
Turn the page to check out footage from his interview.
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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