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On the most recent episode of “Braxton Family Values,” the sisters went to therapy with Dr. Sherry to try and work out their issues with one another, and boy was it stressful! But the one thing it seemed people were focused on talking about more than the episode itself was how Tamar Braxton appeared in the episode. With her hair pulled back, it was apparent that Tamar’s edges were gone, and on Twitter, people were trying to be amateur comedians about it:
“its #tamarbraxton ‘s EDGES “last scene and season” ….oowee #bfv getcha lace front back boo”
“Tamar braxton hair line needs Jesus she ain’t got no edges or nothin stop wearin them damn lace front wigs”
“Somebody please put out a missing persons ad on @tamarbraxtonher edges #pleaseandthanks”
People even thought K. Michelle was trying to throw shade about it, posting this message on her Instagram last night:
“Looking out to heavens thanking God for everything. This fame stuff is cool sometimes, but the TRUE blessing is that I have all of my edges. Oh, and I don’t have to steal my cable anymore. Laugh it’s good for u.”
All these statements prompted a response from Braxton, who took to Instagram a few hours ago to let it be known that her hair loss came from having her son, Logan.
And there is truth to what she’s saying. Postpartum hair shedding is usually caused by a decline in estrogen after pregnancy, but it’s short-term. Tamar used a specific hair oil to help her edges grow back, and it seems that all is back to normal, so give the lady a break…
Have you dealt with postpartum hair loss?
Why does it seem like after every award show two random female artists get into it on Social Media? Oh because that is what always happens, and last night’s VMAs were no exception. Lil Kim And K. Michelle are currently beefing because, to put it simply, Kim got in her feelings for absolutely no reason when K. shouted out Nicki Minaj as the queen of rap and subsequently told Kim’s fans who came for her to eff themselves. Here’s how the drama broke down.
Instead of calm her fans, Kim defended them and called K. out as shady, writing:
Then K. Michelle bowed out gracefully, posting the following:
It’s a rare occasion that we can say K. Michelle took the high road, but in this instance she most definitely did (minus that whole drink a cup of bleach comment). Why does bigging up Nicki Minaj who, factually, is the only Black female rapper doing anything substantial today, have to equate shading a top Black female rapper of yesteryear? And if Kim wanted to jump in and say anything she should’ve told her fans to chill and stop drumming up unnecessary drama — though I’m inclined to think she should’ve stayed off Twitter to begin with and focus on bonding with her newborn baby instead of Tweefing. The best comeback she had for K.’s comment was:
I have to admit something, I finally caved. After three seasons I FINALLY decided to watch “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta.” I didn’t want to do it, but I reconnected with someone I used to work with. I found out that she does recap videos on Youtube and I wanted to support her so I watched a few, and they were all about L&HHA. Not only she, but all of the other people in the comment section were so excited to watch this reunion that hadn’t even aired yet. So, I finally decided to see what was this media monster that people have been talking about for years.
I started with the first episode (full episodes are on VH1.com), and I just started the second season a few days ago. Now, I finally understand where the phrases “put the paws on ‘em,” “…in that order,” and “Do you lub me, Steebie” finally mean.
But on top of that, I also finally saw K. Michelle in action.
I was only familiar with her music, and I couldn’t understand why people came at her so hard in certain comment sections. Even though she has a reputation of being messy, she didn’t seem that bad to me. Especially when, during first season she and Rasheeda got into the argument about her past abusive relationship.
In the comment section of the video there were a few people who seemed a little annoyed that K. kept on mentioning it, but I couldn’t empathize with that, and here’s why.
So many people are victims to their own silence. Sometimes when you go through things that are very tough, some people might feel that not talking about it makes it better. The reason why is because some people are bold enough to either make you qualify your feelings, or challenge them as if they’re not valid.
Not to get on Rasheeda, but that was a little bogus to say: “maybe he didn’t do those things to you?”
The problem in society, is that sometimes with victims you get people who do that to you. There are always people who think that you made it up or they can’t imagine someone they love hurting other people. The truth is, some people are angels in public and monsters behind closed doors. You can’t judge how a person is in a relationship if you only know them on a friendly level. They’re not going to show you how they really are, not like they do to someone in a relationship.
So with that, victims have a tendency to silence themselves, thinking that they’re saving themselves from the scrutiny that comes with their truth. In actuality, it does more harm than good. In situations like that, or even during depression, silence keeps you captive, while empowering the person or thoughts that are hurting you. It allows other people a sense of peace as they sleep at night while the person that’s hurting is lying in bed trying to figure out what’s wrong with them.
To that, I say, SPEAK UP! I know that it’s hard, and it’s scary, and people might even condemn you for living in the past, but being able to be open and finally say what you’ve been going through is one of the most empowering feelings you will have.
Who cares if people are tired of hearing you talk about it. Just don’t talk to them, talk to a counselor, therapist, or a group of people who will understand and will allow you to use your voice.
The worst thing that people can do is silence themselves when they’ve been hurt, but it’s a common thing to do. Speak up, because you have a voice that deserves to be heard.
On another note… what’s the deal with DJ Traci Steele and Baby Drew?
Kendra Koger is slowly working her way through the second season of L&HHA, and slowly tweeting @kkoger.
Summer is coming to a close, which means the kiddies are heading back to school. K. Michelle recently opened up to VH1 about making the decision to send her son back to Memphis to live with her parents for the school year and what caused her to make this decision.
“Oh, I get sad because [my son] Chase—you know in the summer my son is with me, but through the school year with all of this going on I decided not to get him a nanny,” she explained. “I decided that it’s best for my mom and my father to help me because I want him to go to school and come home to a cooked meal, do his homework, go to church on Sundays. And in the summer, we’re able to do everything together. But in the school year, I have to travel back and forth to Memphis and that’s really a lot to you know, have to see your child through Skype but you know you’re doing it for the betterment of him.”
Up until this point, we haven’t seen much of the former “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” star’s son, but apparently, that will all change when her new reality show, “K. Michelle: My Life” debuts on VH1 in November.
“You’re going to see K. Michelle as a mother,” she went on. “You’re going to see me recording this brand new album I have coming out this year. And you’ll just get to see me with my friends and my everyday life. And how I’m juggling everything and how you know, just because things are happening for me, there’s still a growth within me that I have to do in order to maintain it.”
Speaking of her spin-off, she promised that there will be enough drama to keep viewers entertained.
“There is some drama because of having friends— when my life changed, my friends changed. The way some of them acted changed. So of course, there’s going to be some drama because nobody’s life is smooth sailing and perfect. But never at a point will we get to the level of Love & Hip Hop because it’s time that people know that there’s other sides to me. I’m funny, I don’t take sh*t from anybody, I speak my mind, I’m a mother, I’m an artist. So it’s time for them to see that other things are brought to the forefront more. We already know that I will offer you a verbal lashing that will send you back to your mama. We know that.”
Do you think you’ll check out her spin-off show?
A couple of months ago, we told you that K. Michelle and Elle Varner had a falling out. It appeared that several factors contributed to the demise of their friendship, but K’s main beef seemed to be that Elle failed to give her credit for “Cold Case”—a song K claims to have written. During a recent interview with Hot 97, K discussed their falling out and what fueled it.
“I had a record. It was my favorite record. It was ‘Ride Out’ on my album and I wasn’t allowed to put out that record because management said the record was already too big,” K explained. “I played that record for my friend [Elle] at that time. The next thing I knew she threw off her shoes and said ‘Oh my God, this is a great record.’”
She went on to say that Elle later played a song for her, which sounded quite similar.
“She played me a record. She said, ‘You like the record?’ I said, that’s my record. Ain’t nobody yodeling on the hooks but me. Then you went to the same producers. I came to [her] like a woman. I said, this is my record. You can’t put that out. That sounds like me. [She copied my style.] But I said it to you as a friend in a proper manner. I said it to management in a proper manner.”
The former “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” star says that management did not handle the situation as they stated that they would. In her interview, K also addressed why she decided to go after her former friend after photos of Elle and Meek Mill were uploaded to Instagram.
“I’ve never slept with Meek in my life. Me and Meek are friends. We flirt and poke, know what I’m saying? We don’t poke,” she shared. “I did have a crush on Meek. We do that. You know that as my friend, me and Meek do this. You get on Twitter and say, ‘Yeah Meek tried to talk to me and I swerved him.’ Okay, why would you do that to your friend. But I’m the crazy one. I’m the mean one. I let it slide.[...]She wanted attention because we don’t give a f–k about that India Arie a– music. No offense against India Arie because I love her. We like India because she’s India. [Elle's] not India. Go sit down trying to be K. Michelle and India with the guitar. It just don’t work.
So when you grinning taking pictures with Meek and he posted under the comments that he’s posting this picture to let her know how real the swerve was. He’s still f–king with you, you know what I’m saying? It was just took much for the attention that she wants. I get it. I understand it. I’m not gonna lie. She can sing. I’ll never take her gift from her but I was very, very quiet in that situation.
Once she took my song and because we got into about the song you’re doing this and posting pictures with Meek with hearts and s–t to try and just do something. But y’all don’t get on her for that.”
As previously reported, Elle has denied stealing the song from her former friend.
Watch K’s full interview below.
I See A Strong And Weak Woman: Mimi Faust On What She Sees In The Mirror, Nikko & Concerns For Eva Around Stevie & Joseline
Mimi is an interesting character…and I do mean character. Try as she might to make us believe she really finds herself in these sketchy situations with one man after another; at this point, we all know that most of this is certainly staged for the cameras. It’s just too far fetched. I decided a while ago that “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta” was just a soap opera, masquerading as a reality show. Still entertaining.
Either way, it’s entertaining to contemplate the stories she’ll tell in her next interview. This time she spoke with TheJasmineBrand about the ending of her relationship with Nikko, his wife, making up with K. Michelle, concerns for her daughter spending time with Stevie and Joseline and what she sees when she looks in the mirror. Take a look below.
Did you ever have any inclination that Nikko was married?
I’ll tell you what was very odd, the year before when Erica and I went to the psychic, the psychic said, ‘The guy that you’re with is married.’ I didn’t know what she was talking about. I wasn’t with Stevie but Stevie is my daughter’s father, so I just assumed that she was talking about Stevie. It never occurred to me that it was Nikko.
Have you spoken to him since the episode aired?
No, I have not. Absolutely not.
Have you ever met his wife?
No, never met his wife.
Does Nikko have any children
If he has kids, he doesn’t have any that I know about. And I did ask him and he said no.
What’s your relationship status?
We’re not together. There’s no relationship, there’s no status.
When did it end?
It hadn’t been good for a little while but that day that I found out that he was married, is when everything just got…it was just bad. And it was never right after that. I wasn’t able to get back on board with him with that was the case.
Did you see any red flags?
The wife would call an awful lot. And when I would ask him about it, he would say, that’s his ex, they’re still friends, they didn’t have a bad breakup like Stevie and I and they still communicate, would be his response. He would refer to her as his ex.
Do you feel like there’s any way you forgive him?
I can forgive him. I will probably never trust him again. Yeah, I can forgive him and move on.
Did his lying about the wife make you believe even more that he leaked the sex tape?
As far as the tape is concerned, the tape, the bag was stolen. That bag did not come off the plane. So I really cannot point my finger at him 100 percent.
Earlier this week, we told you that Mimi Faust and K. Michelle made amends and put and end to their long-lived feud, which began with K. Michelle’s disapproval of Mimi’s now ex-boyfriend, Nikko.
“@Mimifaust I can be a b—-h in my delivery sometimes, but for real, I know your heart. Ur a good person and will always have mad luv 4 u!” K.Michelle tweeted.
“@Kmichelle no matter what you have said or done to me in the past and present…I appeciate the love ma. It’s all good.”
Though some assumed that this was a sign that K and Mimi would be rekindling their friendship, the “Damn” singer says this definitely isn’t the case.
“I love Mimi to death, but I don’t want her as my friend,” K honestly told Hip Hollywood.
Strangely, K says “Love Hip Hop Atlanta” producers wanted her to be the one to break the news to Mimi about Nikko’s marriage, but Mimi refused to film the scene with her.
“Actually I was flown in to break the news that Nikko was married but she wouldn’t film with me because [she] knew my mouth,” the reality star joked.
According to K, the producers of the show found out about Nikko’s marriage before Mimi and tried to set the whole interaction up. But she insists that Mimi knew nothing about Nikko’s marital status.
“That’s why I poke fun and do jokes, but at the end of the day I tweeted her because I wanted her to know you’re really not a bad person and you really don’t deserve that.”
Well, maybe it’s best that these two love each other from a distance. How messy of the LHHATL producers to try to set Mimi up like that though.
“I Made Some Stupid, Idiotic & Impulsive Decisions”: Mimi Faust Speaks On Finding Out Nikko Smith Is Married
If you didn’t tune into last night’s episode of Love and Hip Hop Atlanta, you missed out on quite the hot mess. Mimi Faust found out that her boyfriend, Nikko Smith, who she had been with for a little bit over a year, was actually married.
We told you that rumors started swirling early last month that Smith had been bamboozling Faust, and when she was asked about such rumors and if she knew beforehand that he was married during an interview, the answer already seemed pretty clear:
“I didn’t know anything. I don’t know anything about anything. I want you guys to keep watching ‘Love and Hip Hop’ Monday nights at 8 o’clock please.”
Well, as the story goes according to last night’s episode, Smith is still legally married to a woman that he may no longer be in love with, but reportedly still works with and is tied to. However, Smith tried to tell Faust that he didn’t want her to find out because he’s all in emotionally when it comes to their relationship, hence them being out their publicly with their relationship. On the show she was quite upset of course, and as she watched the episode from home, Faust took to Twitter to let her disappointment be known and to basically say that she is done with Smith:
“Take to your grave? Never thought about telling me in the beginning? Oh ok!!
“He never got it, and never will!!”
“You would think the next man that came in my life would want to treat me better, especially after knowing about my past relationship.”
“Being the other woman , the mistress , girlfriend number 2 , etc. NOT COOL!! Whether you know your that or not!!”
“I would never want his wife to watch what I’m watching right now!! EVER!! I wish that on nobody.”
“At this point I don’t believe anything that comes out of his mouth.”
“I made some stupid, idiotic & impulsive decisions & I own that. I don’t need judgment”
“How thirsty can a grown man be? I would expect it from some of these desperate women these days but a man? #ThotWays”
And interesting enough, K. Michelle and Faust buried the hatchet last night, with the singer sending her support after the disturbing truth came out about Smith.
Something about Smith just read “slimeball” from the moment he started appearing on the show as Faust’s new love interest, but we definitely didn’t expect him to be married. But then again, this is all reality TV, so we’re not sure what to believe…
For months, we’ve been hearing about K. Michelle’s latest project with VH1, which comes in the form of a musical titled, “Rebellious Soul.” As it turns out, the project will see the light of day after all. Earlier today VH1 announced that the Idris Elba-directed project is slated to debut Tuesday, August 19 at 10:00 pm ET.
“The dark, cautionary tale is directed by Golden Globe Award-winning actor Idris Elba,” the network explained in a press release. “Taking center stage in this ‘hip hopera,’ K.Michelle’s powerful ballads capture the lust, love, heartache and redemption of a fierce woman struggling to break the cycle of bad romance. What will be her fate when she catches her man in a lie and her past comes back to haunt her? The musical features 9 songs from the Rebellious Soul album, which debuted as #1 on Billboard’s ‘Top R&B/ Hip Hop Albums,’ in an explosive theatrical presentation, showcasing her fierce songwriting and stunning voice. “
The musical will feature several of K’s song’s including “Can’t Raise A Man,” “V.S.O.P.,” “Damn,” “Hate On Her,” “I Don’t Like Me,” “Ride Out,” “My Life,” and “When I Get A Man.” As previously reported, K is also working on her new reality series, “K. Michelle: My Life,” which is slated to debut in November.
Check out a sneak peek of “Rebellious Soul The Musical” below. Let us know your thoughts.
K.Michelle: The Rebellious Soul Musical
Well, it appears that the spin-off our girl K. Michelle has been vying for is finally coming to fruition. VH1 recently confirmed that the series is in the works and will be airing on a small screen near you come November 3rd. The series is titled “My Life” and according to a press release, will follow K as she juggles her career and relationships while navigating through life in New York City.
“It looks as if ‘Love & Hip Hop’ star K.Michelle finally has everything she’s ever wanted,” the press release explains. “Success, fame, a hit album – but is it all it’s cracked up to be? VH1 will follow K. as she learns to balance life, relationships, and bona fide superstardom with the help of a dynamic group of friends.
It may appear like she has it all together, but nothing is as it seems in K’s crazy world. Notorious for her red hair, razor-sharp wit and fiery tongue, K.Michelle navigates New York City and her life with a renewed dedication to her son, her friends, and her career. K.Michelle has the life she’s always dreamed of, but will it ever be enough?”
It’s also interesting to note that K’s new musical “Rebellious Soul,” which is being directed by Idris Elba, will also be debuting on VH1 in the near future.
Are you interested in checking out either of these programs?
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