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For a few days now, we’ve been wondering whether or not Fantasia secretly married her new love, Kendall Taylor. Several photos have been showing up on Instagram of both Tasia and Kendall wearing what appears to be weddings bands. If we weren’t convinced before, we’re certainly convinced now.
Last night, the “Lose to Win” singer shared a photo of Kendall’s new chest tattoo, which includes her name. She later erased the photo, then decided to repost it about an hour ago.
“Loyalty does not come Cheap!!!” she originally captioned the photo.
“@kingcole_10 Thanks so much Man… Your Bringing out his story thru Art.. Thank You can’t wait to see it all finished @4everinktattoos,” she captioned the repost.
It also seemed that Tasia may have also gotten a tattoo to solidify their union after she posted this image:
“This Thing Can Eat… I say- Say Cheese He Say- double Cheeseburger. Over Here with the Fam @4everinktattoos,” she wrote in the caption.
And of course, this wouldn’t been the first time that Tasia got a lover’s named inked on her body. As you may recall, she also got ex-boyfriend Antwaun Cook’s last name tattooed on her shoulder back when they were together. She later had it covered.
So far, the couple has not formally confirmed their marriage; however, Kendall’s tattoo seems to be telling at least some of the story.
“It’s Like You Have A Disease”: Stars Who Say They Were Ostracized In The Industry For Getting Pregnant
During a recent episode of “Where Are They Now?” with Oprah, Vivica A. Fox said that one of her biggest regrets was that she didn’t have a child. This is something she spoke about in the past, saying that her concern with her career made her put motherhood on the back burner for quite some time.
“I just had been for the last 20 years so focused on Vivica and my career and what was the next job and what was the next thing I could do to…[breaks down].
You get to that point too where you’re like, you can’t [have a child] and then you get a lot of people who are like, ‘Oh well, you can adopt’ and maybe I can. But I did want to try to have my own child.”
She might have halted on having a child to keep her career hot, but it definitely seems that she might have been met with a lot of resistance and disappointment by people in the industry if she did get pregnant. The following famous women have said on more than one occasion that when they revealed that they were with child, those around them were NOT happy. In Hollywood, white hot careers come first…
Just when we thought Fantasia was starting to have some luck in the love department, her ex-boyfriend decides to shake things up again.
Her daughter’s father, Brandel Shouse has filed a lawsuit against Fantasia asking for full custody of their 13-year-old daughter! The couple began dating in 1998 and ended things in 2003. Fantasia has made it very clear that the relationship was extremely toxic. Shouse pleaded guilty to beating and choking her.
A rep for Fantasia stated,
Fantasia Barrino is currently involved in a Child Custody, Visitation, and Child Support legal proceeding filed in Mecklenburg, North Carolina. The lawsuit was filed by Mr. Brandel J. Shouse, the father of Fantasia’s 13-year-old daughter Zion. Despite living in North Carolina, Mr. Shouse had very little personal contact with Zion and has provided no financial support for her. The case will not be heard until 2015. Fantasia is confident that legal process will move forward smoothly and that the Court will make a decision that is in the best interest of Zion.”
Fantasia hopes that her fans understand the sensitive nature of these matters and that she cannot share with them all of the details at this time. Fantasia also knows that all of her ‘Baby Mama’ fans know exactly what she is going though and will support her as she continues to take wonderful and complete care of her daughter.
Brandel has not been present in their daughter’s life for the past 13 years. Why in the world is this man stirring up trouble for Fantasia?
Just in case you missed the top stories of the week, our editors discussed them in this week’s edition of “Did Y’all See?” This week’s topics included Jason Derulo’s “Break up tour”, the preview for the new season of Real Housewives of Atlanta, a white woman suing a sperm bank after racial mix up and Fantasia defending her new man to her fans. Check out the clip and see what you missed!
“This Man’s Past Is Why I Fell For Him”: Fantasia Speaks On Her Man’s Criminal Past And Turning His Life Around
Remember how we told you last week that Fantasia found love again with a man named Kendall Taylor? Well, after she posted images and heartfelt messages about finally finding the man she had been dreaming about, media outlets and everyday people had some questions about Taylor and dug up information on his past. People questioned whether or not he was a married man because of this picture, and Radar Online found out that Taylor has a criminal record, and had been arrested for possessing a weapon on a school campus when he was 16, assault against a female (twice) and possession of a firearm as a felon.
But Taylor has been open and honest about his past, mentoring young men and boys who are offenders through a program called MOVE that’s in Charlotte. His detailed journey is shared through MOVE’s website:
Kendall began experimenting with sex, drugs and alcohol. At the age of fifteen, he became a father. Not only was he ill-prepared for life as a teenager, but he was also struggling with the difficulties of being a responsible parent. Lacking maturity and strong male guidance, Kendall began walking deeper into dark places. Places that robbed him of his education, his childhood and ultimately, his freedom. He was arrested and incarcerated in a facility hundreds of miles from home and it was in that place, at that time, that he began to clearly hear and respond to the call of God on his life. He laid down the failures of his past and began to carry his cross for the sake of Christ. Kendall has worked hard to regain what was once lost to him. He pursued his education; secured full-time employment; serves through the men’s fellowship in his church; restored his name and reputation in the community; and now works to deposit valuable wisdom and life principles into his son, Treyshaun – principles and support he lacked when he was his son’s age.
On Radar Online’s report about Taylor’s past, they said that Fantasia “may not know” about all he’s done and been through. But according to a post the singer put up last night, she’s aware, and is proud of him for changing his life.
This is the message she had for her man:
“YOU!!!…This man Past is why I fell for him. (He’s Just Like Me) I sit and watch a strong Black Man get ready for work EVERY MORNING (suited Up) and Running of a Company that a Husband and WIFE seen something inside of him to be able to do… Mrs.G and Mr. G we Love you.. Thank you so much for believing in those who have been thru something’s but have nothing but Favor over their lives… I think about all the things he has told me and I’m Like Man!!! Nothing but God.. This event was his lane and the GREAT PEOPLE HE WORKS WITH.. You Can’t tell me God won’t take something Out of Nothing and Turn it into SOMETHING I Love This Man And He is Crazy about me also he HATES WHEN I POST HIM cause he’s not about that life..”
It’s good to see Fanny so happy, and kudos to Mr. Taylor for turning his life around and using it to help other young people do the same.
It looks like Fantasia Barrino has found love again and is happier than ever–well, according to her Instagram account.
The “Lose to Win” singer has been focusing on herself, her family and her music after weathering the storm that was ex-boyfriend Antwaun Cook (who was married and returned to his wife later). But now she seems to be head-over-heels for a new man in her life, and his name is Kendall Taylor. She tried to keep her relationship private with him for a while, only posting images of him with his head down or just their feet together, but now she wants the world to know that she’s in love. She wrote this about him on her Instagram account late last week where she spoke on finding the love that she always dreamed and wrote about:
“I wrote this song years ago titled Daydreaming.. It’s On YouTube now ( the First song I had ever wrote) In the song I was singing about A very special presence that would come to me in my dreams every since I was 12 years old. He would tell me how beautiful I was and would always talk about my eyes and my smile. When it was time to wake from the dream he would asked me over and over please don’t go. The funny part is it was never a sexual thing it was just his presence and the love that I felt in the Dreams (I felt Protected and so very safe). I would hear him call my name *Fantasia* and I would go, I would just follow him wherever.. It would be long walks in Beautiful places and EVERYTIME It was so peaceful, it felt like a best friend somebody I had known all my life. The Only people I would talk about the Dreams to was My Mommy and @neek1064 I began to think that I would only feel that kind of love in my Dreams.. Well I Don’t Have That Dream Anymore because he CAME”
She also had this to say about Taylor last month:
According to TheYBF, Taylor lives in Charlotte (Barrino is from High Point, Carolina) and is COO of Metro Transportation, where he’s been a partner for six years. Barrino posted the image below of herself with her bald boo and said that “Kings love a Real Queen.”
Amber Streeter, widely known as Sevyn Streeter has been taking the R&B game by storm with her new music, including the jams “It Won’t Stop” featuring Chris Brown, “nEXT” featuring Kid Ink, and “I Like It.” But before she was stepping out on her own to have success as a solo artist with EPs like Call Me Crazy, But…, like so many other musicians these days, she was a thriving songwriter, and really, she still is. She’s behind some recent big hits, as well as deep cuts off of albums from some of our favorite singers over the last few years. Don’t believe us? Take a look for yourself. Here are 10 songs written or co-written by Sevyn Streeter that we’re sure you’ve tried to sing or danced to before…
“Yeah 3X” by Chris Brown
It was the first time Streeter and and Brown worked together, but it wouldn’t be the last. He was so impressed with her writing skills (she co-wrote the song), and of course, her voice, that he made her his protege. Who wouldn’t? “Yeah 3X” was a massive hit internationally and helped his fourth album, F.A.M.E. sell well and get attention back on his music after being blacklisted on the radio after his assault on Rihanna in 2009.
Fantasia, Patti & Gladys Perform, Audra McDonald Makes History: Black Women Win Big At The Tony Awards
Fantasia says all the time how Patti LaBelle is her idol turned mama. So I’m sure it was an honor and privilege for her to perform with her and Gladys Knight this past weekend at the 2014 Tony Awards. The two legends and youngblood Fantasia opened the show singing “On the Sunny Side of the Street” in a choreographed number staged by Warren Carlyle. It showcased some of the highlights from the musical After Midnight. Fantasia finished her last show for the musical earlier that afternoon and Knight and LaBelle will succeed her this summer along with Natalie Cole. If you hadn’t heard, the show did exceptionally well and received seven Tony Nominations including one for Best Musical. It won last night for Best Choreography. You can watch the ladies’ performance below.
Last night was dusted with all types of Black Girl Magic as Sophie Okonedo took home the award for best featured actress in a play for her portrayal of Ruth in “A Raisin in the Sun.” And Audra McDonald made history, becoming the Tony Awards’ most celebrated actress ever. Last night she took home her sixth Tony for her role as Billie Holiday in “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill.” During her acceptance speech McDonald cried openly and thanked her late parents for disregarding the doctor’s advice and not medicating her for being hyperactive. Thankfully, they directed her to theater instead. And she acknowledged her husband and children, specifically her daughter who she said she is nothing without. And then she thanked women like Lena Horne, Diahann Carroll, Ruby Dee, Maya Angelous and Billie Holiday. You can watch her speech below.
We’re so proud of all these ladies’ accomplishments and happy to see diversity flourishing on Broadway.
It takes a strong woman to come forward and open up publicly about abuse and these famous women who are victims of rape are some of the most notable. As we begin Sexual Assault Awareness Month this April, we take a moment to recognize their courage as a reminder that victims don’t have to be silenced.
Gabrielle Union is used to discussing her personal life with the media. During an interview with ABC’s “The View,” Union revealed that she was raped at the age of 19. Working at a Payless shoe store, the “Being Mary Jane” star was attacked by an employee from another store. He also raped and robbed another woman before turning himself in and is now serving a 33-year sentence. Union, who never wanted to be labeled as a victim, has become an advocate for survivors of assault.
Sony is being accused of carrying out a racially charged vendetta against a well-known publicist,” TMZ reports. Courtney Barnes, who has been linked to artists such as Brandy and Fantasia in the past, insists that he was not only targeted, but fired by Sony executives because he’s black.
The way the story is being told, Courtney was hired to work as Fantasia’s publicist approximately one year ago; however, he was fired just days later by the “Side Effects Of You” singer’s manager. Courtney claims that the manager told him that the Vice President at Sony, Sarah Dennison, hated him and wanted him fired. He also alleges that he was told that the V.P. was so adamant about Courtney being let go that she threatened to sabotage Tasia.
According to Courtney, Sarah’s negative opinions about him were formed solely off of hearsay and rumors that he engages in “shady business practices.” As for where the alleged racism comes into play in the whole fiasco, Courtney says “shady business practices” is code for racism. To make matters more interesting, he adds that outside of a brief handshake, he has never even dealt with Sarah, which would make it impossible for her to form a substantive opinion about him.
Courtney argues that the firing totally ruined his career and that Dennison’s negative campaign against him also cost him a job with Brandy. As a result, he’s suing Sarah and Sony for $250,000 in damages, which is the amount he says he would’ve made had Sarah not tainted his career. Sony, however, claims the entire lawsuit is baseless.