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Right Hand to the Champ: 13 Lessons That Changed My Life is Robinson-White’s first book, and with portions of it encapsulating her 12-year working relationship with her former boss, she had questions about how it would be received by her former boss, boxing champ Floyd Mayweather. But with his blessing and support, Robinson-White said it felt great to be able to “write the truth” about her life, and “learn and grow” through her experiences.
“Writing my story allowed me to learn a lot about myself. It was therapeutic and I was able to share my thoughts and show how I have evolved as a person,” Robinson-White said. “At the end of each chapter, I tell about the lesson I learned from each experience and everything that I went through in my life, from working with Floyd to maintaining my family, I have become the woman that I am today – and I’m proud of that.”
Prior to working for Mayweather, Robinson-White was quite established in her own right in Atlanta, assisting Ian Burke and Laface Records. Throughout the years, she was given much responsibility and helped nurture the careers of groups like TLC and Outkast, as well as singers like Usher and Toni Braxton. While the memoir covers two decades of Robinson-White’s career, the media mogul told Madame Noire that the underlying message of the book is to “just tell the truth.”
“This book is my most authentic truth about my experiences. I didn’t hold any punches, and I didn’t sugarcoat anything,” she said. “I was honest about my dealings with Floyd and I talk about when he made mistakes, when I made mistakes and when we made mistakes together. But this memoir also tells about how I learned from those mistake and I want people to learn to address their issues and grow from them.”
Pre-sales for Right Hand to the Champ begin this Friday, with print and digital versions set to be released in November.
MadameNoire: Where did you start your career in the entertainment industry?
Tasha Robinson-White: My career started in the 1990s in Atlanta. I always knew from a very young age that I wanted to work in the entertainment business and while I was attending Spelman I started assisting Ian Burke at Laface Records as an intern. At the time Laface was making major moves in the industry and I was rubbing shoulders with some of today’s most influential entertainment executives and they showed me how to be a boss in this industry. I was a hard worker, I took direction well, and I had a creative, and unique style. People trusted me and they actually gave me a chance to show creative ideas. I was also a people person, I wasn’t afraid to talk to anyone, or address anyone and I was approachable. That is really important in this industry.
By now you have probably heard about the domestic violence situations in the NFL with former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice and now Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson–with more allegations coming to the surface. And now we have word that the Arizona Cardinals’ Jonathan Dwyer has been “deactivated” from the team over abuse allegations.
As much as we love to put athletes on pedestals not a single one is perfect, or given a pass because they’re a celebrity to act a certain way. Here’s a look at 10 controversial and disgraced sports figures. This list in many ways could be endless.
Floyd “Money” Mayweather did not share A PENNY of the $32 MILLION he earned Saturday night with the waitress who served him $25,000 worth of booze and chicken wings … TMZ has learned.
Nik Nguyen tells TMZ … she thought she’d hit the jackpot when Floyd walked into Rehab at the Hard Rock Sunday afternoon with around 150 people. Floyd and crew ordered:
5 bottles of Patrone – $2,375
3 Grey Goose – $1,425
6 bottles of Ciroc – $2,850
20 bottles of Luc Belaire Rose champagne – $11,500
1 6-liter bottle of Luc Belaire Rose – $6,500
200 chicken wings – $600
1 fruit platter – $55
TOTAL BILL: $25,305
Read more about this incident at TMZ.com
Monica Sang The National Anthem At The Mayweather v. Maidana Fight And We Still Don’t Know What To Think About It…
I love Monica. Lord knows I do. But I couldn’t really wrap my head around her performance of the National Anthem at this weekend’s Mayweather v. Maidana fight in Las Vegas.
Now, Monica sounded amazing as usual, but something about the performance raised an eyebrow. In one of the longer renditions I’ve seen of the Anthem, the “Don’t Take It Personal” singer held her notes a bit longer than expected and was a little overdramatic at times. After almost three minutes, she finished the performance, and soon after, reactions posted online were mixed.
“Clear tone. Pitch perfect. Slayed the boxing and everyone in it. Check out all the reactions behind her. Pure vocals. Period.”
“She sounded great up until the last few seconds then tried to do some unnecessary grandstanding. Not the best but not the worst.”
“That was the WORST arrangement EVER of the anthem. What in the world was she thinking with those awkwardly long measure?? If you think that was good you must’ve had your volume down. #epicfail”
“that vibrato was was too much……but the last note, “brave” was horrible. What was she thinking?”
“she over sang that. it was too much.”
But no matter what anyone thought, the singer was excited about her performance and posted this message to Instagram afterwards, thanking her fans and supporters.
“To everyone that wished me well, & sent me lovely thoughts I truly thank u God Bless you… And thank you father for allowing me to still do what I love You are the greatest!!! #ILoveMyCountry #USA”
In case you missed it, her performance is below. Check it out for yourself and let us know what you think!
Apparently, there’s one man who is not in agreement with the NFL’s decision to suspend Ray Rice indefinitely, and that’s Floyd Mayweather. According to the boxing champ, the league should not have gone back on their initial decision to suspend Ray for two games—whether they saw the video or not.
“They had said that they had suspended him for two games,” Floyd told M Live. Whether they saw the tape or not, I truly believe a person should stick to their word. If you tell me you’re going to do something, do what you say you’re going to do. But once again, I’m not in the NFL, so I can’t really speak on the situation.”
As for the tape, Floyd, who has been accused of beating multiple ex-girlfriends in the past, had this to say:
“I think there’s a lot worse things that go on in other people’s households, also. It’s just not caught on video.”
“I know he’s probably going through a lot right now because football is his passion,” he continued, “football is his love. It’s no different than with me being in the fight game, if they told me, ‘Floyd, you’ve got the biggest deal in sports history,’ and then a couple of months later, they say, ‘You know what, your deal is taken away from you’ — oh, man. It’s not really just the money, it’s just the love of the sport, the passion.”
This probably isn’t the best time for Floyd to be speaking on this, of all subjects, considering that just last week his ex-fiancée filed a lawsuit alleging that he beat her.
I understand that domestic abuse is something that is hard for people to understand, especially those who have never been a victim of it. Even for the people who might have grown up witnessing an abusive cycle with their parents can grow up slightly jaded, or even worse, continue the destructive patterns that played out in front of them into adulthood.
According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime. So this part of the article will be dedicated to the 75% who can’t empathize with the 25%.
I’m not going to pretend that I know for sure that Shantel Jackson was telling the truth. I’m not going to pretend that I know why Janay Palmer went ahead and married Ray Rice after that horrifying encounter in the elevator. But I do know that each of these situations illustrate the cycle of abuse that many women go through.
The thing that bothers me is that people are almost putting blame on these women, saying things like: “Well, it wasn’t that bad when she was getting those shoes and purses,” and “She married him for the money,” comments. The problem with that is, if that’s their reasoning, then what’s the reasoning behind 1.8 million other women, whose spouses and husbands aren’t millionaires? What are the excuses for the women who make more than their significant other, but stay with an abusive mate? What’s their excuse?
What most people don’t understand is that domestic abuse happens in cycles. For some, it’s not the Hollywood portrayed situation of being beat every single day. Most of the times it starts off with isolation.
The abuser will systematically separate you from people you love, and those who love you back. Once you feel like you have no one else but that person, you tend to placate them, and try to do what you can to make sure that you’re not putting yourself in a position for them to leave you, because essentially, you have no one else. That’s how the abuser makes you feel.
Then, there’s that explosive event that happens. Whether it’s physical, emotional, verbal, or all three, it happens and the victim is left trying to care for their physical, mental and/or emotional bruises.
But after that, here comes the abuser, with a seemingly sincere apology and sometimes a gift. Along with the apology comes an excuse, and possibly blame on the victim: “Well, if you hadn’t have done/said [insert bullshit excuse here] then I wouldn’t have hurt you.”.
Finally, there’s a calm. Things go back as if they are normal. You feel like what you saw in the heat of the moment wasn’t the person that you were in love with, just a horrible vision that will never emerge again. However, because you’re already isolated from other people, and fear that once you finally do talk to someone, you’re going to get blamed anyway. So you try to stick it out because he seemed really genuine this time. Thus continuing the cycle.
The point of this is, no matter how fake some people felt that Shantel Jackson’s complaints were, or why Janay went back to Ray, both of these women’s relationships are completely indicative of the millions of women who face this situation every single day. They were coddled into believing that things would be different, and it was only a mistake. They believed that the men that they fell in love with were still there, under the icy glares of the monsters who were abusing them. They held out hope that change would come, and sadly, many women die at the hands of their abusers, because the change never did.
Now, for the 25% of women who do empathize, but still have something horrible to say, how dare you? Women like Erica Mena who we’ve seen cry on reality television relaying her stories of abuse and then when Shantel Jackson does the same, she wants to label it “The thirst.” Word?
What about Josie Harris, who expresses that first hand she knows how it feels to be abused by Mayweather, but she’s antagonizing Jackson? Really?
Women, we’ve got to do better. Abuse punishes the victim while exalting the abuser. So it’s hard for me to ever understand how another woman who has been hurt by the hands of a man can dare put another woman down when she’s in the place that she used to be in.
But maybe I’m foolish for thinking that these victims shouldn’t be vilainized. Maybe I’m in the wrong for seeing the horrible pattern that these women are going through, and see why it’s so hard for them to leave? Maybe I’m too idealistic to expect the public to have a sense of decency to not shame women when they finally tell their stories, which eventually pushes them back into the arms of the abuser who was telling them: “See, I told you no one was going to believe you/ understand you/ care about you.”
I might be dumb for caring too much, but I couldn’t live with myself if I didn’t.
Last week, Shantel Jackson announced that she is suing ex-fiancé Floyd Mayweather for defamation, battery and several other offenses. Apparently, she’s also working on a tell-all book. Dish Nation recently caught up with the model, who briefly discussed the memoir that she has in the works.
“You guys just have all the juice don’t you?” Shantel said to the cameraman. “I’ve been approached by a few publishing companies, a few production companies. I’ve been talking to a few people…yeah.”
From the looks of it, Floyd will be getting hit from two different angles because his ex, Josie Harris, also has a tell-all book that’s about to be released soon. According to The Jasmine Brand, the former “Starter Wives Confidential” star released a few excerpts from her book, one of which described a time when she discovered Floyd in bed with another one of his exes, Melissia. That particular excerpt reads:
“I walked through the quiet house. It was immaculate like no one was home. I turned the hallway and the bedroom door was open. I was stunned. At first I didn’t believe my eyes. ‘FLOYD!’ I screamed.
It was Floyd and Melissa lying in bed. That b*tch from the past! I stopped and stared when Floyd jumped out of the bed, ran to the door and slammed it in my face. I heard the click of the lock.”
Interestingly, Josie’s feud with Melissia still appears to be an ongoing one. Just last week, the two sparred on Instagram. There’s so much drama surrounding this guy lately.
Watch Shantel’s interview below.
Josie Harris Calls Out Shantel Jackson Over Mayweather Lawsuit: ‘You Will Be Back Working At Rio Hotel As A Maid’
Floyd Mayweather’s babies’ mama Josie Harris is clearly not a happy camper. Just last week, we told you that Josie attacked Floyd’s other ex, Melissia Brim, on social media. Now, she’s directing her frustrations at another ex of Floyd, Shantel Jackson, who recently announced that she is suing the champion boxer.
“well now well now ain’t this some sh*t, the pot calling the kettle black; when i got my a** beat according to her i was a liar,” Josie tweeted.
“can i sue for emotional distress too? im just sayin….”
“b*tch just stop. you will be back working at Rio Hotel as a maid again as soon as u stop sucking floyd’s d*ck for shoes and hand bags.”
“the same hotel he punched you in the face at when you got off work. or was that your daddy he punched in the face? oh wait it was both.”
She also took another jab at Melissia.
“obviously my puxxy was a bit better then yours cause your out numbered over there sweetheart on 1 to 3 ratio.”
“Aye miss j don’t take any advice on how to sue Floyd from Melissia she filled one before and did n o t win sh*t!”
Of course, many of us have been wondering why Josie is still so heavily involved in Floyd’s personal affairs considering that she announced that she got married last spring. Unfortunately, it appears that things did not work out.
my first couple of nights being single again are the worst, but i look forward to going on some fun first dates.; Josie L. Harris (@JOSIELHARRIS) September 8, 2014
Something tells us that this is only the beginning of what’s to come.
[Watch] Shantel Jackson Announces Lawsuit Against Floyd Mayweather, Says He Beat Her And Pulled Out A Gun
Last spring when Floyd Mayweather released medical documents belonging to ex-fiancée, Shantel Jackson, on social media, many expressed that he was begging for a lawsuit. As you may recall, the boxing champion uploaded a snapshot of the paperwork, which included a sonogram, and claimed that Jackson aborted their twin babies.
“The real reason me and Shantel Christine Jackson @missjackson broke up was because she got an abortion,” he wrote. “I’m totally against killing babies. She killed our twin babies.”
It appears that Floyd has just been hit with the lawsuit that many felt his actions warranted. Yesterday during a press conference, Shantel announced that she had filed a civil lawsuit against Floyd. According to the AP, the lawsuit was filed on Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court…just nine days before Floyd’s upcoming rematch against Marcos Maidana. The conference was held at the office of Shantel’s attorney Gloria Allred.
“There was a point in my relationship with Floyd where I thought we would be together forever,” Shantel said before breaking down. “I loved him so much and I made sure I took care of him the best way I knew how. I tried my best to make our relationship work by compromising and going to relationship counseling. But I finally realized that there was no hope for our relationship and I could not continue. I loved Floyd deeply, but he continued to disappoint and intentionally hurt me. I have been embarrassed and humiliated more than I could ever imagine by Floyd, who I once called my best friend and fiancé.
I have tried everything I could and have given Floyd every opportunity to do the right thing. Unfortunately, he has refused every opportunity to make things right. It is with a heavy heart that I finally realized that the only way to set the record straight and to achieve justice for what he has done to me is through the filing of this lawsuit.”
In her suit, Shantel alleges that Floyd beat her on multiple occasions during their seven-year relationship and at one point, even pulled out a gun on her and threatened to shoot. She also points out that she was humiliated by his decision to upload her medical documents and sonogram to the Internet. The lawsuit also contains allegations that Floyd threatened to leak nude photos of Shantel to the Internet if she refused to remove photos of herself with Nelly from her social media accounts. She’s currently suing for battery, defamation, invasion of privacy, intentional infliction of emotional distress and harassment, among other things.
Watch footage from her emotional announcement on the next page. Thoughts?
Ninety-four million in donations isn’t the only thing to come out of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
50 Cent took the fundraising to another level when he publicly shamed boxer Floyd Mayweather about his illiteracy by challenging him to read a page of Harry Potter without stuttering in an exchange for $750,000 donated to a charity of his choice.
Since then, the jokes about Floyd Mayweather’s reading difficulties have gone viral and left us all wondering if this bit of internet humor hasn’t taken things too far. And you won’t believe the celebrities who bothered to get involved…