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Kyle Norman and Fiancé Marry Despite Past Domestic Violence Issues

May 23rd, 2015 - By Toya Sharee
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Remember a few months back, when Jagged Edge member Kyle Norman’s mugshots graced the internet after he was arrested for aggravated assault against his fiancé? Well apparently, they’ve moved past that.

Rolling Out Magazine reports that after recovering from her injuries which required multiple surgeries, Marrika Maria is now proud to be the new Mrs. Norman. In January of this year, Kyle Norman literally tried to shove an engagement ring down Maria’s throat during a heated altercation and was subsequently arrested on aggravated assault charges.

The couple celebrated their recent union at an informal wedding at Suite Food Lounge ATL. Close family and friends attended a small but lavish dinner supporting the couple’s progress.

Maria is in the process of writing a book to help support battered women, a term she was once embarrassed to identify as. She and Kyle hope to start counseling sessions to support other couples who face a similar situation.

Maria explains how she was able to get through her situation and build her relationship with Norman:

“Crediting my deep prayers and talks with God, my deep love for Kyle and conviction that Kyle really does love me and has vowed not to place his hands on me ever again. I am not listening to the naysayers who keep trying to say he doesn’t love me and encourage me to leave. I will admit, I am in a lot of pain every day, physically. I am on several different pain medications which keep me up. I am not able to get more than three hours of sleep. I’m attending counseling three times per week and I know in my heart that God will help me get through this. I’m blessed to be alive and still have the love and support of my family. l I am finding it easier each day to shun the haters that leave me text messages and voicemails.”

When asked if he wanted to make a statement, Norman responded:

“Fellas, we as men have a problem with our apologies. If you make a mistake, own up to it and man up! That’s what I had to do to get my queen back. I apologize to my brothers of Jagged Edge, to my family, my wife and my fans and anyone I let down. I let myself down and my family, and for that I apologize. And I got myself some help. I don’t drink or do drugs anymore and I have changed my entire way of living and thinking. It’s never too late to change. I am just happy she has given me this opportunity to spend the rest of my life with her showing her how much I really do love her. I’m giving her all the hot sauce she wants.”

Who’s to say people can’t change? We wish the couple the best moving forward.


Jagged Edge Member Kyle Norman Arrested For Reportedly Punching And Choking His Fiancée

January 29th, 2015 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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Jagged Edge member, Kyle Norman, has been arrested for assault against his fiancée. According to the CBS affiliate in Atlanta, Norman was taken to jail after police were called to his home. When they arrived, police noticed that the woman had welts under her eyes, a knot on her forehead, a cut on her nose and a blood clot in one of her eyes. The fiancée claimed that their argument escalated after she confronted him about his drinking habits. She claimed that Norman punched her, choked her with a scarf and allegedly shoved her engagement ring down her throat.

Yes, you read that last part correctly.

According to police, Norman then broke her cell phone and took her car keys so that she couldn’t leave. The fiancée eventually tried to be agreeable so that he would leave her alone, and when he finally walked away from her, she grabbed his phone, ran out of the house and sought help from a neighbor who let her in.

When police arrived on the scene, Norman was outside, walking down the street, looking for his fiancée. He complied with police, telling them, “I need to go to jail.”

Norman was charged with aggravated assault, and his fiancée was taken to a nearby medical center for treatment.

The Jagged Edge singer would later tell police that the reason he lashed out at his fiancée was because his father has cancer, and he’s been stressed about that.

Just last year, Norman got out of control while allegedly play fighting with Sisqo backstage at a show. He was seen throwing Sisqo around a room. But according to someone present during the scuffle, afterwards, they let it go and shook hands “like men.”

Sisqo On Scuffle With Kyle From Jagged Edge: “Where I’m From You Can’t Call That A Fight”

September 29th, 2014 - By Brande Victorian
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We're sure you heard about the "fight" that went down between Dru Hill and Jagged Edge members Sisqo and Kyle earlier this month. The R&B singers got into it backstage at a concert and folks were quick to call the shoving match a "brawl," but when we chatted with "Thong Song" creator Sisqo about the drama he let it be known that "where I'm from you can't call that a fight."

"Scuffle" is the word the Dru Hill front man chose to describe the altercation with fellow singer Kyle of Jagged Edge as he explained what led up to the messiness -- which is even messier -- and where things stand between him and Jagged Edge now. Check it out and tell us what you think.


Why R&B Groups Can’t Win: Sisqo And Jagged Edge Member Kyle “Quick” Norman Get Into Fight Backstage At Concert

September 3rd, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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Dru Hill and Jagged Edge were taking part in KBLX’s “Hot Summer Night” concert at the Concord Pavilion in Northern California on Sunday, along with Babyface, Blackstreet, 112 and Next. Yes, it was a throwback concer, and it should have been fun and peaceful, but for some reason, these two men were caught on camera scrapping backstage. Kyle “Quick” Norman of JE was literally throwing Dru Hill lead singer around the room as folks just watched…and taped of course.

The men didn’t have a knock-down-drag-out type of scuffle though, as bodies were thrown around the room as opposed to punches. And according to the person who filmed the video and posted it on Instagram, they hashed things out after the fact and shook hands “like men”…

They could have been play fighting (which a source claims they were), but there was nothing really playful about this whole scene. Maybe it started off chill, but it looks like things went a tad bit left. And if you’ll recall, Sisqo and Norman did have some issues in the past. Norman said in a chat with The Breakfast Club that when Sisqo didn’t speak (as in say hello) as the group passed the singer when he was getting off an elevator some years ago, Norman loudly called him a “b***h.”

Check out the clip for yourself below and let us know if you thought it was all fun and games:

Pass Or Play? WQRL (Wingo, Q Parker And RL) Release New Song “All I Want Is You”

August 6th, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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If TGT doesn’t get their act together they might be in some real trouble with the emergence of what could be R&B’s next supter trio. RL of Next, Q of 112 and Wingo of Jagged Edge have teamed up to release a new song together called “All I Want Is You.”

The track samples Luther Vandross’ song “Better Love” and the runs at the very beginning are certainly a nod to the late R&B crooner with perhaps a meshing of Luther’s vocals with maybe RL’s- I’m guessing here.

You can’t sample a Luther song without staying true to the classic R&B sound we’ve all been yearning for lately.

And though sources close to the group claim the track was just a result of Q, RL and Wingo messing around in the studio, and is not finished yet, you’ll probably enjoy it. The song is basically about a man reassuring his woman that while she might not be feeling appreciated right now, all he wants is her.

Check out some of the lyrics:

Say you don’t feel like I really love ya

The way that I used to

But baby that’s the furthest thing from the truth 

How can I let you know 

How much you mean to me?

Everything to me. 

Me without you is obscene to me. 

Jagged Edge is currently in the process of releasing a comeback album and touring but after hearing this song, we’re hoping this is not the last time we hear from these three.

Take a listen to the song and let us know what you think.


Jagged Edge Says Today’s R&B Singers Are A “Fading Class Of Artists”

June 17th, 2014 - By Brande Victorian
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Regardless of the fact that Jagged Edge hasn't been in the mainstream as of late, there's no denying the R&B quartet used to crank out hit after hit after hit in the late 90s and early 2000s. Now that the group is planning a new album release this fall, we had to ask them what they think about their competition which, to them, isn't really all that fierce. In fact, the fellas say they don't even really see today's singers as a new wave of entertainers, more like a "fading class of artists." Shots fired or nah?

Check out the interview above and see what else J.E. had to say about R&B these days and how social media has affected singers' relationships with their fans.

Where You Been? Jagged Edge

June 16th, 2014 - By Brande Victorian
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Guess who's bizack? Or should we say "Where The Party At?" That's the last major single we heard from one of our favorite male R&B groups, Jagged Edge, back in 2001, but the familial foursome is back on our radars and ready to give us more of the music we've so desperately been missing. This fall, Jagged Edge is set to release a highly anticipated sequel to "J.E. Heartbreak" titled "J.E. Heartbreak Too" and the So So Def alums already have a new single out title "Hope." We got to sit down with the fellas and talk to them about their minor fall off, what they've been up to since the early 2000s, and most importantly what we can expect from their new project. Check out our interview with J.E. Y'all in the video above. What do you think?

Thug’N B: The 15 Most Thug(ish) R&B singers

May 20th, 2014 - By Iva Anthony
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They don’t look like the R&B singers your parents grew up listening to but they still can sing. We take a look at R&B’s most thuggish singers.

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In the late ’90s Mr. “Y’all ni**as gone make me” sang about another woman creeping in his bed with the other members of the R&B group Dru Hill before leaving them to go solo. Sisqo released the monster hit “Thong Song” and his solo career took off. Once his debut album Unleash The Dragon was released, Sisqo was everywhere but soon after he a good run, Sisqo disappeared from the scene. Behind closed doors, Sisqo had reportedly knocked up a 14-year-old Kenyan girl who was living in Switzerland and was refusing to pay child support. Dru Hill has been trying to pull off an official comeback for several years now. Dru Hill is currently on tour and expect to release a new album within the year.

Come Back, Please: Music Groups We Sorely Miss

July 12th, 2013 - By M A
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Do you long for the days of “No Diggity” and “Independent Women”? So do we. While we love the sweet sounds of today’s best R&B, there is definitely a part of us that longs for our favorites ’80s, ’90s and 2000s jams. In the spirit of nostalgia, we’re taking a look at the 14 musical groups that we wish would make a surge back into relevance in 2013 … or the not so distant future.

Wait…What? Songs We Love But Have To Give An Extreme Side Eye!

February 23rd, 2013 - By Drenna Armstrong
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George Chin / WENN

As its been said a million times before and remains true, music is a universal language. Before you know it, a song can take you on an emotional roller coaster, feeling things you didn’t know you felt.  The stories told in songs can have you agreeing…and throwing a side eye.  Some of our favorite songs have some of the most trifling situations: cheating, fighting over men, falling in love with someone else, babies, etc.  Check out the list and don’t forget to tell us your fave song that has a trifling meaning!