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We’re not the only ones who post sometimes cute, other times embarrassing photos from way back in the day. On Thursdays, now designated in social media world as Throwback Thursday (aka, #TBT), sometimes celebrities share photos of themselves too. Here are a few photos of some of our favorite celebrities taking us on a walk down memory lane with them.
Queen Bey actually posted this photo today of herself as a newborn. We get to see a lot of photos of Mrs. Carter from her childhood, but not a whole lot from straight out the womb. But she definitely looks the same, expressive eyebrows already arched and all.
Well, we know the guy in the center is Ludacris (who, by the way, has been looking very good lately), but we want to know if you can identify the guys surrounding them.
Here’s a hint: They were once part of a group that were discovered and managed by New Edition’s Michael Bivins? If that’s not enough information, the group had about three other members and made girls with a particular name go crazy when their first single was released back in the ’90s. We haven’t heard anything from them since the 90s, but they’ll never be forgotten.
Think you have the answer? Check the next page to see if you’re right and get a “where are they now” update!
The secret to producing a hit song may be the beat, or the chorus, or possibly even the timing of its release. But sometimes the secret is as simple as the person you get to feature on the song – especially if they’re one of these 15 go-to artists who everyone and their mama has had on their track at one point or another.
For a while there it seemed like the equation for a hit song equaled random person plus Lil’ Wayne. His name dominated airwaves and music charts, and he was easily regarded as the best rapper of the time – if only because he was the busiest. Now Lil’ Wayne has decreased the number of guest appearances he makes, though his collabos are still super successful.
On Saturday, Monica and her NBA baller husband Shannon Brown hosted a baby shower for their new baby girl. The shower, which took place at Jermaine Dupri’s Atlanta home, had a pink and ponies theme and it was pretty adorable.
On the very pink invitations Monica sent out she said no children and no cameras. But it’s hard to stop a grown man from snapping at pic or two in his own house…or posting a professional one on his Instagram. So we have a little sneak peek for you all today.
And it seems like it’s already been confirmed by Monica’s Instagram bio that the little girl’s name will be Laiyah. Allegedly, Tiny gave the couple the name. Little Laiyah will be the second child for Shannon, third for Monica and the first girl for both of them.
Check out some adorable pics from Monica’s baby shower on the following pages.
Believe it or not, what celebrities do or say can have an affect on their travel plans. For instance, these stars have been banned from foreign countries, either permanently or for a period of time, for acting out in one way or another.
Snoop Dogg/ Lion
He may have been reincarnated and born again as Snoop Lion, but back when he was Snoop Dogg, the California native was banned from the United Kingdom. Traveling through London’s Heathrow Airport with an entourage of five, Snoop and his boys caused a ruckus when they weren’t admitted into British Airlines’ first-class lounge. Apparently that, and his criminal record, were enough to issue a lifetime ban for Snoop. He’s also been banned from flying British Airlines as well.
Talent and drive might get a lot of these celebrities far, but does that translate into business? Sometimes, it doesn’t. From closed-down restaurants and nightclubs to clothing lines that flopped, our favorite celebrities might be masterminds behind the mic and on the big screen, but not as talented in the business world.
Although these celebrities didn’t go bankrupt from their failed businesses and investments like these bankrupt celebs, their bad investments cost in the millions. Here are a few celebrities whose investments might have been a bad business choice.
Rappers just love to brag about their “bread.” Countless music videos show artists flinging around excessive amounts of cash. With their flashy Italian cars, gold chains, and expensive clothes on screen, how much of the big-talk boasting match their actual bank accounts? Skeptics at Bloomberg BusinessWeek reveal the truth behind our rappers’ claimed “riches.”
“I’m in Saint Tropez on a big boat, on my way to make a billi like a big goat,” said a bumbling Nicki Minaj in “Up in Flames.” We can let the “Starships” singer strut around claiming she makes a billionaire’s salary like a large farm animal, but BusinessWeek tells us Minaj really makes $15.5 million — seven percent of one billion.
Minaj isn’t the only culprit. We all love Pitbull’s new summer jam, “Feel this Moment,” but we certainly don’t like liars. “I see the future but live for the moment, make sense don’t it. Now make dollars, I mean billions, I’m a genius, I mean brilliant,” he said. Yeah, right. Mr. Pitbull, you make $9.5 million. Please don’t insult our intelligence.
Then there’s the richest man in hip-hop. For some reason, he’s not satisfied that he’s No. 1 on the “Richest Rappers of 2013” list with a net worth of $580 million. Oh no, he has to convince everyone that he’s “dippin’ in the gatti, billboards in Tokyo. Worth about a billion and still run the city” in “Shot Caller Remix.” Puff Daddy, P.Diddy, Diddy—whatever your name is—you only make half of that.
“And a b**ch can’t call me cheapskate, I’m worth 20 millon eBay,” Gucci Mane — with the ice cream cone face tattoo — proudly proclaimed in “Pistol in the Party.” We don’t know what planet this man is on, but BusinessWeek discovered that the most expensive Gucci Mane item on eBay was an autographed microphone for $200. Two whole hundred dollar bills! We are just so astonished by excessive value of wealth that Gucci Mane has-an online auction site.
While BusinessWeek also calls out Nas, Lil Wayne, 50 Cent, and Rick Ross on their rubbish claims of wealth, the only rappers that refrained from exaggerating their riches were Wiz Khalifa, Ludacris, and Jay-Z. Both Wiz and Luda kept it real on the $10 million they make.
Jay-Z — who’s worth $475 million — is not far off the target when he said “Like these rappers rap about all the s**t that I do really. I’m like ‘Really: half a billi, really?’ You got baby money,” in “HAM.”
Jay was tired of rappers pretending they are more prosperous than they truly are. As a result, in his new album, Magna Carta Holy Grail, which went platinum (kind of), he decided to point it out in his”Versus” track: “The truth in my verses, versus, your metaphors about what your net worth is.”
It’s Always Something: Ludacris’ Girlfriend Eudoxie Faces Heavy Criticism For Giving White Dolls To Kids In Africa
If you weren’t aware, Ludacris’ girlfriend Eudoxie, a former University of Miami medical student who has been with the rapper for some time now, is originally from Gabon (a country between the Republic of the Congo and the Gulf of Guinea in Africa). The beauty traveled back home to Gabon this week and shared pictures of her preparation for the trip through her Instagram account with followers. In one picture, Eudoxie can be seen packing with her sister, and in a wide open suitcase is a pile of dolls in their boxes that she was taking back home to give away (“The perks of having nice little sisters. @unfabulousmuch_ helping me pack gifts to take home.”). However, the ones that can be seen in the box are all white, and the idea of her giving white dolls to African children seemed to anger some of her followers who felt that she should be taking black dolls instead…
“It’s one thing to be diverse. But that is not what she did she gave a specific color on purpose were there not any black dolls to send to Africa to these blacks girls? Smh.”
There were a bit more with the same sort of accusatory tone. When Eudoxie caught wind of people’s comments about the color of the dolls she was sending, she decided to respond asking folks who were so concerned about the dolls she sends, to go ahead and send their own: “Unless you giving me the money to buy the gifts, #shutthehellupandhaveaseat”
There were a number of people on her page who wound up supporting Eudoxie, saying that all they saw was her trying to do something nice, not the color of the skin of the dolls. After posting her retort above, Eudoxie posted a picture of herself with an adorable little family member after landing (first picture above) saying “I’m home!!!” No matter what the color, I’m sure those kids appreciated the dolls.
All I can say is that while I get what people are trying to tell her about the importance of giving black dolls to black children, if you’re going to try and point an idea out to an individual on their page, it’s best to do so in a more polite and helpful manner. Especially when you’re not the one spending money on these dolls or giving anybody anything yourself. You can always be the change you want to see in the world, but until then…you know what to do.
What do you think of the backlash she received from her followers about the dolls?
Hopefully you got a chance to celebrate your father or father figure this past Sunday. And while we were out showing appreciation to the men handling their business at home, some of our favorite celebrities were doing the same. Check out the pictures they posted of their special weekend on the following pages.
We always see Ludacris out and about with his daughter Karma, so it’s no surprise that he would post this adorable picture of the two of them. His accompanying caption was precious and hilarious at the same. Let ‘em know Luda.
She changed my Life! Happy Fathers Day to all the real Dads out there. If u not taking care of your Kids #killyoself
Luda and Dad
In addition to posting the picture of he and his daughter, Ludacris also posted this old picture of him and his now deceased father, Wayne. Ludacris lost his father back in 2007 to cancer.
R.I.P. Wayne Bridges #happyfathersday
Ludacris And His Daughter In Father’s Day Spread For People; He Talks Raising A Pre-Teen Girl And Dealing With Boys She Likes
With Father’s Day coming up on June 16, this month is one dedicated to “big upping” the fathers out there who are involved in the lives of their children. A lot of celebrity fathers, like Ludacris, can be seen with their little ones often, and his close relationship with his 11-year-old daughter, Karma, is being applauded by People. The two were photographed for a piece on celebrity men discussing the joys, and struggles, of raising young ladies, and clearly, he’s stoked about it, posting their picture on Twitter:
People Mag Fathers Day with me & @itskarmasworld hit stands June 17th! shouts to all the REAL FATHERS!
The 35-year-old rapper and his daughter have a tight bond and are open about a lot of things, including things he’s not ready to deal with–like boys. Ludacris talked to Ellen recently while promoting Fast & Furious 6 about the freak-out he had after Karma told him she thought a boy in her school was, “cool,” and how she listens to his music:
Ellen: “You must be such an overprotective dad.”
Ludacris: “It’s bad because I’m extremely protective, and she just told me that she thought a boy at school was ‘cool.’ I said, ‘Well, what makes him cool?’ She said, ‘You know, he’s nice.’ And I’m like, ‘Oh God…I need his address, name, social security number, everything. Yeah, very overprotective.”
Either way, being overprotective has worked because it seems that Karma is an intelligent young lady who has even started her own educational website, Karma’s World. Kudos to dad for doing a good job with this beautiful girl. *Stands and gives Mighty Ducks slow clap*