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As we witnessed a few months back for his The Great Gatsby-themed celebration, Fabolous and longtime girlfriend, Emily B, know how to throw a party. So considering that Em’s daughter, Taina, recently turned 16, it’s only natural that the hip hop couple would throw the high schooler the celebration of a lifetime.
This past weekend the teenage beauty enjoyed sweet sixteen party inspired by “Sex and the City” prequel, “The Carrie Diaries.” The bash was hosted by PYNK magazine. And judging by the pictures, everyone had a blast.
Check out the adorable photos on the following pages.
If you asked a group of people what their career aspirations were, most of them would probably say they’d want to work with a mogul like Sean Combs. That was once a dream for Karleen Roy too, but she’s already checked that one off her list. And now with the recent launch of her new luxury management company The Vanity Group (Twitter and Instagram), Roy has her sights set on higher ground: becoming a mogul herself.
Equipped with the “Navy Seals-like” training she received working as Combs’ executive assistant over the last five years, Roy launched her company with a lavish celebration at the Armand de Brignac showroom and is quickly building an impressive client roster with names like Fabolous, Ne-Yo, Adrienne Bailon and more.
Here, Roy talks about working for Combs, obstacles she encountered as she launched her company and where she hopes to be within the next few years.
Madame Noire (MN): What is The Vanity Group (TVG)?
Karleen Roy (KR): The Vanity Group is a luxury lifestyle management company. There are a lot of luxury lifestyle management companies out there, but our niche is that our brand personality is a bit more edgy, sexy and fresh. Someone has to preserve the sexy!
MN: What inspired you to create TVG?
KR: While I was in my position at Bad Boy as Mr. Combs’ executive assistant, I really loved my job and I loved that I could get just about anything done successfully. So from that, I started to think in the back of my mind that this, lifestyle management for well-known individuals, could develop into something bigger in a more unique way.
… At The Vanity Group we offer three services: bespoke event producing, luxury concierge services and finally, talent relations.
MN: What was one of the biggest obstacles you had to overcome to launch TVG?
KR: Entrepreneurship is something that a lot of people don’t understand or are afraid of. So starting off, I was fighting for respect and recognition that [The Vanity Group] was indeed my new job, my career and not just something I was doing on the side.
MN: Which TVG projects are you most proud of so far?
KR: I am proud that we got the opportunity to produce, Fabolous’ “Great Fabsby” birthday event in New York City. It was a huge success that we planned in less than 4 days – it was a miracle!
MN: You’ve worked with a lot of different entertainers and moguls besides Sean Combs: Ne-Yo, Adrienne Bailon and Fabolous among them. What advice would you give to someone who is interested in working with celebrities at this level?
KR: My advice for someone that is interested in working with celebrities is to know your place and do not get caught up in their life. You are there to work, not hang out and get comfortable.
MN: How has your former role as an assistant to Sean Combs paid off with your new business?
Roy: Working for Mr. Combs was the best training there is – like training for the Navy Seals. He’s the consummate professional so I’m thankful I was able to learn those skills because the [business] acumen I inherited is priceless. Also, a lot of my clients have come from people I met while working at Bad Boy. Relationships and referrals are key in this business.
MN: Who is your dream client?
Roy: My dream client would be either Magic Johnson or Oprah Winfrey. I respect the empire that they have built so it would be an honor for me to have them as a client.
Singers often look into their own personal lives as inspiration for songs. These 15 artists got very heartfelt and emotional by singing about the joys of parenthood and their children. Here are some of our favorite songs singers wrote for their children.
Superstar singer Beyonce is normally a private person but after having her first child, Blue Ivy, the former Destiny’s Child member has opened up about the joys of motherhood. In addition to sharing intimate photos of mother and child, Beyonce penned the song “Blue.” In the song, which is on her latest album Beyonce, Blue sings about feeling alive when she looks into her daughter’s eyes. At the end of the song, Blue Ivy joins in and sings with her mommy before asking if they can go see daddy.
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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?
What ‘Chu Say Boo? Caption This Pic Of Emily B And An Unenthused Fabolous Having Family Night At “Smurfs” Premiere
If you’ll recall, back when Emily Bustamante used to star on Love and Hip Hop New York, one of her major issues with her relationship with Fabolous (aside from the fact that he cheated on her often) was that he would keep their relationship in the background. His fans didn’t know he had a girlfriend and that they had been together since 2001, and even after she gave birth to their son, Johan, he still wouldn’t take her out with him on the red carpet or to events…
But fast forward to 2013, just a couple days ago at that, and it seems like Fab has finally decided to do right by his lady. The rapper took Emily B and Johan to a screening of The Smurfs 2 over the weekend, but we just couldn’t help but wonder why he is looking so…ready to go? Initially, I thought it was just in this particular picture (and maybe he was even tired…or high), but in every other one I found, he barely gave a smirk (except for when he was standing by himself on the blue carpet). Maybe he still wasn’t ready to be all out in the open with his family, but they’re definitely a cute one!
How would you caption this pic of Fab?
First, let me say that I never envisioned myself going to Summer Jam. I’m a Hip Hop fan as much as the next person but being around other Hip Hop fans, in certain settings isn’t necessarily something that appeals to me. In other words, there’s a certain level of hood that one should expect at these type of events; and though observing and participating in this behavior can be fun, in excess it’s a bit much for me. But even still when an associate said she might have tickets for my sister and I to attend the show, I said yes before I really thought about what I was agreeing to. By the time Sunday arrived, and we were sure we were going to get the tickets, I started feeling a little apprehension. But since my sister was so excited about going, I decided to take one for the team. And even though, I sucked it up and made the trek, my apprehension was warranted. There was confusion and plenty ratch to go around. But at the end of the night, I had to agree the entire experience was fun…very fun.
Here’s how it all went down.
First my sister and I had to figure out how to get from the city to New Jersey. We made it to Port Authority only to be sent on a whirlwind mission to buy bus tickets. First we were on the ground floor, then we went upstairs. Then an attendant told us we needed to go back downstairs. Once we found the correct place to buy our ticket, stood in line and got to the window, the attendant told us he only accepted cash, despite the fact there was both a Visa and Mastercard emblem on the window. So we had to leave Port Authority to get cash.
As we were walking out the door to get to the ATM, a man, who appeared to be homeless, looked up at me from his spot on the ground and asked with all sincerity,
“Excuse me miss, can I have some coochie?”
As someone who was already apprehensive about the whole day, this was a bad, bad omen. I was too ready to go home and might have even mentioned this fact to my sister a couple of times.
But we pressed on.
As we were waiting in line to purchase tickets, we had to endure a man describe his recent sexual excursion with an Asian woman from last week. After listening to him imitating her sex noises, we bought our tickets and headed for the bus. At this point, I’d calmed down from the earlier assault and decided to enjoy the day as a social experiment, a chance to people watch.
After a 15 minute drive, we got to Met Life stadium. Just walking through the parking lot was an experience in and of itself. There were several barbeque grills set up, red Solo cups littered the ground, men flexed in drop top cars that had just been washed and to top it all off, there was a woman standing on the roof of a car dancing for her life. I had to smile (and snap a few pictures) thinking this was a scene straight out of The Fresh Prince and Jazzy Jeff’s “Summertime.”
‘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.
What were these celebrities thinking when they made these silly comments? Did they really think the other person would laugh it off or not react. We’re sure they will think twice before they open their big mouths again or do something else outrageous.
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You know, sometimes we have the one that we just don’t want to get away. Maybe we think they’re our “true love” or maybe it’s the “blinding” sex but we’ve got to keep that “one” around. Celebrities are no different and they want to keep that “ol’ thang” around them. Check out some celebs who go back and forth to their flames. What other celebs keep breaking up and making up?