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Late last year, there were mumerings that Ginuwine and Solé had quietly filed for divorce.
But that wasn’t the full story. In actuality, they were still working on the terms of their split. Though the couple have been living separately since 2013, according to an exclusive from our sister site Bossip, Solé just officially filed on April 20, 2015, less than two months ago.
The 41-year-old former rapper turned vegan yoga instructor, Solé, whose real name is Tonya Lumpkin, submitted a contract that both she and Ginuwine had signed six months ago. In it, the two determined alimony, division of property and child support.
According to the contract, which was obtained by Bossip, Ginuwine will pay Solé $150,000 lump sum in exchange for her giving up their $1 million dollar home in Maryland. Solé will get the couple’s home in Kansas City, Mo. He also agreed to pay her $3,000 a month in child support for the couple’s two children together, Story 14 and Dream 12. Neither asked for alimony.
The contract, which both of them signed, states that Ginuwine will also turn over his 25 percent stake in Spruce, a Missouri-based LLC that teaches life skills to the developmentally disabled.
Bossip reached out to Ginuwine for a comment and he said that despite the upcoming divorce, he and Solé are still a team.
“I really don’t want to get into it, but we’re good. We’re friends and we’re good. We’re going to raise our kids separately and we’re good.”
It’s really nice to see that they’re handling things so amicably.
It’s been quite a while since Missy, Timbaland and Ginuwine have collaborated, but it looks like the trio may be preparing to reunite for an upcoming project. Last night on Instagram, Timb shared a collage with photos of himself, Ginuwine and Missy with a caption that read:
“I got a surprise!!!!!!!!!!!”
Ginuwine also shared the same image.
“Could it happen 1 more time?????” he captioned the photo.
Missy also seemed to cosign the whispers.
It’s unclear what led to their desire to reunite, but perhaps reminiscing in the wake of Lifetime’s Aaliyah biopic, which Timbaland mercilessly dragged, had something to do with it. Also, Ginuwine has always seemed pretty open to hitting the lab and creating musical magic with his former producers. In 2004, he even discussed wanting to create a movie based in his experiences with them titled, The Basement.
“I’m working on a movie called The Basement about me, Missy and Timbaland and what all of us went through,” he told MTV News. “I do want to get their OK to use certain things and portray them in certain ways. It’s definitely going to be us involved in it. I definitely want to be in it also. Hopefully that will work. I’m trying to work on it as we speak.”
Would you be interested in seeing these three collaborate for some new music?
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From “So Anxious” To “Are You That Somebody?”: 11 Hit Songs You Didn’t Know Were Written By The Late Static Major
Static Major, born Stephen Garrett, was a gifted writer and producer who used his talents to create some of the biggest R&B hits of the ’90s (and after) for some of the biggest stars of that time, including Aaliyah and Ginuwine. He often collaborated with Timbaland and was trained under the tutelage of one DeVante Swing. But before he was even a member of the Swing Mob collective, he was trying to make moves as a member of the R&B trio, Playa. While on the verge of really breaking through in the industry and becoming well-known, Garrett passed away in 2008 from respiratory stress while having treatment for myasthenia gravis, an autoimmune disorder.
Garrett’s birthday was this week (yesterday actually) and I thought it would be a good time to show some love to a man who deserved a lot more recognition when he was here on earth. Here are 11 hit songs you may not have known were written and/or produced by Static Major.
“Pony” by Ginuwine
This song, one of Static Major’s first big hits, peaked at #1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts, and #6 on the Billboard Hot 100. He co-wrote the song with Ginuwine and Timbaland (who produced it), and the track made G a household name…with the ladies of course.
“My Poor Choices And Actions Over Many Years Have Lead To This”: Ginuwine Blames Himself For Split From Solé
Earlier this week, we told you that Ginuwine’s former attorney, Bruce Beckner, exposed the singer’s financial issues to the world. He claims that Ginuwine is “very close to declaring bankruptcy” and owes many people a lot of money. He also claimed that Ginuwine and wife, Solé (Tonya M. Johnston), are divorced, and coming to a settlement played a part in crippling his finances. This information was news to just about everybody.
Well, the singer is speaking out about the allegations that he’s broke and divorced, and decided to do so yesterday on his Instagram account. While he wouldn’t say what the deal is with his financial situation, he said that he and Solé aren’t divorced…yet. He did admit, however, that they are separated and probably won’t make it, which is due to his own mistakes made during their marriage.
My Lord Thank you oh LORD I am lifting up may pain my hurt my problems to you some has said to Me you don't have to post prayer in the morning but they can post nonsense,I juSt don't understand that because I'm proud of my GOD and I dont care who knows, who hears it so to you I say thank you.I appreciate the opportunity to witness another blessing,maybe I can be the one to take that person out there shell and speak to GOD here In This day because they see regardless of who I am and what I do I can still thank the LORD,some family will kick you while your down some won't make sure your alright some just simply don't care as well as your so called friends but I know you have something in store for me so I laugh at stones being thrown,but I find that as long as I Have you those others are obsolete.so I thank you for even getting me to that point and mindset thank you LORD and thank you again….All these things I ask for in JESUS name today thank you MOST HIGH……day 13 and 17 more days to go lets get it
Afterwards, the singer posted a prayer to help him get through his current struggles:
“My Lord Thank you oh LORD I am lifting up may pain my hurt my problems to you some has said to Me you don’t have to post prayer in the morning but they can post nonsense,I juSt don’t understand that because I’m proud of my GOD and I dont care who knows, who hears it so to you I say thank you.I appreciate the opportunity to witness another blessing,maybe I can be the one to take that person out there shell and speak to GOD here In This day because they see regardless of who I am and what I do I can still thank the LORD,some family will kick you while your down some won’t make sure your alright some just simply don’t care as well as your so called friends but I know you have something in store for me so I laugh at stones being thrown,but I find that as long as I Have you those others are obsolete.so I thank you for even getting me to that point and mindset thank you LORD and thank you again….All these things I ask for in JESUS name today thank you MOST HIGH…”
It’s definitely good to see Ginuwine taking accountability for things going on his marriage (too often people just point fingers and let things get ugly) and trying to find peace. Good luck to the both of them and their children during this transition.
During court proceedings for a lawsuit filed against Ginuwine aka Elgin Lumpkin, quite a bit was revealed about the “Pony” singer. First, his attorney Bruce Beckner says that he’s flat broke and on the brink of bankruptcy, the New York Daily News report.
“Mr. Lumpkin is very close to declaring bankruptcy,” Beckner said. “He owes my firm a ton of money and a bunch of other people a ton of money. He owes Uncle Sam 300-odd thousand dollars in back income taxes.”
Second, Beckner says that Ginuwine’s recent divorce from wife, Tonya Solé Lumkpin, is what crippled his finances. While it seemed that Ginuwine and Solé were experiencing some relationship tension for quite some time, most were unaware of their extremely quiet divorce.
As for the lawsuit, it was filed against Ginuwine by Robert Reives, the executive producer of his recent album, The Bachelor. According to Reives, he’s owed royalties from a $1.25 million five-album deal that Ginuwine signed with Sony. In court documents, Reive’s legal reps are also calling BS on Ginuwine’s claims that he’s experiencing dire financial hardship.
“Despite the repeated representations before the court of defendant’s counsel that defendant has lost his large fortune … defendant has spared no expense in this proceeding to try every angle and every new legal theory his lawyers could come up with,” Reive’s attorney argued in court documents.
We know it’s Sunday, but a little striptease ain’t never hurt nobody.
TMZ got their hands on footage from the upcoming all-Black remake of “Magic Mike,” titled”Chocolate City,” and already things are looking rather… interesting.
We already knew Micheal Jai White and Tyson Beckford were slated to star in the flick and when Romeo snagged the lead role, we were here for it. But somewhere along the lines Ginuwine got thrown in the mix and here he is in the flesh gyrating on stage like it’s 1999 and he’s gearing up his saddle for someone to come jump on his pony.
Meanwhile Tyson let it all hang out — and we do mean all (from the backside anyway) — but while his body looks a-mazing, we’re not so sure about his stiff moves. Or the song he’s stripteasing too. Truthfully, after watching these clips, we don’t know whether to LOL or pull out our wallets so you tell us. Click on the videos below to watch Tyson and Ginuwine strip and let us what you think. Could they get your dollars?
Speaking of parental disputes, Ginuwine was recently called out on Twitter by his wife, Solé, after he demonstrated extremely poor judgement on social media site Instagram. The father of five uploaded an image of his teen daughter surrounded by singles and five dollar bills and proceeded to imply that she had been working as an exotic dancer in the caption.
“My daughter just came in should I be asking so [sic] questions!?????” he wrote.
He then reposted the photo with another caption that reads:
“Man I gta stay home more this is getting catastrophic.”
Shortly after seeing his post, Solé took to Twitter to defend her daughter and to slam her husband for his twisted sense of humor.
“That was NOT my daughters money that @Ginuwine posted.. It was HIS & his sick idea of a joke..Been trying to keep silent but he needs help,” she tweeted.
“I’ve remained silent but my child will not be publicly humiliated by a sick joke by some1 whos [sic] judgement is impaired”
We definitely can’t blame her for wanting to defend their daughter. Thoughts?
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