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We often say there’s nothing like black love and we’re pretty sure the ladies on this list would completely agree because they’ve taken their love straight back to their roots. Here are 10 celebrity women who have found love dating African men.
Keri Hilson named her last album “No Boys Allowed” but after meeting Oklahoma City Thunder’s Serge Ibaka, she changed her tune. Born in the Republic of the Congo, Ibaka played basketball in Spain before coming to the NBA. Hilson, who is normally very private about her dating life, was rumored to have a new man in her life and after months of speculation, they came out as a couple in late 2012. Still going strong, Hilson was sitting in the stands cheering her man on a couple of weeks ago when he got ejected from the game against the Los Angeles Clippers.
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Keyshia Cole Speaks On Her Marriage, Making Nice With Michelle Williams And Working With K. Michelle
While taking part in the WBLS Circle of Sisters R&B Concert, Keyshia Cole spoke with True Exclusives about all the rumors about her marriage, if she’s finally getting along with Michelle Williams (formerly of Destiny’s Child), and if she would ever work with K. Michelle in the future, aka, her twin. She definitely had some interesting responses, especially when speaking on her marriage–which she didn’t seem too enthusiastic about.
On Michelle Williams:
“You know, she said something to me while I was on stage. It’s fine. Me and Michelle spoke about it and she erased the tweet. She apologized for saying it because she said somebody else had tweeted about it but she wasn’t watching or something like that. So, I mean, you know, it’s cool. It’s over with. We’ve moved on.”
As For Her Marriage To Daniel “Boobie” Gibson:
“You know, we’re good, man. We’re chillin’. We have a kid. We’re married, so you know…it’s all love.”
If She’ll Do Reality TV Again:
“It depends. I want it too but we have to make sure that it’s done correctly, and not only correctly, but we have to make sure that we get paid. So it’s just very minor details.”
Things That Annoy Her The Most:
“Fake people, and I guess liars would be the same thing, but whatever.”
The Two Albums She Would Take If She Was Stranded On An Island:
“Faithfully by Faith Evans” and also probably Share My World by Mary J. Blige.”
If A Collaboration With K. Michelle Is Happening In The Future:
“It may! Yeah, I would love to, yeah, of course.”
For that question on reality TV, if you’ll recall, Cole openly dissed BET for not providing her with her check for doing the reality show, Keyshia & Daniel: Family First. So I’m not mad at her for not wanting to mess with anymore reality TV mess. But check out her body language and responses to these questions below from her interview and tell us what you think!
‘I Don’t Want It To Turn Into A Train Wreck:’ Michelle Williams Talks Expectations For New Reality Show
Back in February we told you that former Destiny’s Child singer, Michelle Williams, was preparing to star in her very own reality show, which was said to revolve around she and her sisters. The 33-year-old Illinois native recently chatted it up with The Jasmine Brand regarding the new series.
As to be expected, Michelle revealed that she doesn’t want her show to feature a lot of conflict and drama just for the sake of drumming up ratings.
“I just want it to be right with me and my sisters. I don’t want it to – of course we have to show conflict for ratings and drama but I don’t want it to turn into a train-wreck. Because at the end of the day, I still have a life and career to have after this and I just want it to be right. I know that it will but it’s just about the right network at the right time.”
She went on to say that the initial announcements regarding the series were a bit premature.
“It was almost like an accident and I’m really trying to – I think the announcement was a little premature, actually. “
The “Fire” singer also expressed why she believes her show will be different from other docuseries.
“The thing about the show was that I wanted to let people get to kind of know me a little bit because I know people don’t know. They’re like, ‘We know Michelle Williams, she has long hair – Oh she’s funny?! Oh! I didn’t even know she’s funny! Oh, cool!’ So just to even see them interact with people in my hometown and my family because when I got into the group ‘Destiny’s Child’, it was a moving train. So we didn’t have time to say, ‘Okay, everybody this is who she is.’ It was kind of like, ‘I’m a team player, let’s go!’”
Michelle added that she missed out on a lot of important family moments while out chasing her dreams.
“Just to show myself, interact with my family and another thing about that is that I’ve missed thirteen years of my sister’s life. I’ve missed births, I’ve missed birthday parties and they said something to me that really made me want to do it when they said, ‘T’ – my first name’s Tenitra so they called me ‘T’. They like, ‘T, we miss you.’ And that hurt my heart that people don’t realize when you get into the business like this, you sacrifice family and all those. I can cry now thinking about like, ‘They miss me. They’ve got my back.’ but they don’t get to see me all the time.”
Could you see yourself tuning in for a reality series starring Michelle?
Those who’ve counted out Michelle Williams and her solo career aspirations better beware. The Destiny’s Child veteran is bringing the heat with her new track, aptly title ” Fire.”
If you don’t listen close, you almost miss that Michelle’s new song is a gospel track, as the singer sings of fire caught up in her bones and begging and pleading not to be left alone. Of course, the man whose heat she yearns for is Jesus, but with the strong drums of this reggae-infused R&B-Gospel track it’s easy to forget. I’d say Michelle has a major hit on her hands with this new single that is indeed hot fire, but I’ll let you be the judge. Listen closely and tell us what you think, pass or play?
Michelle Williams Talks About Her Ideal Man’s Traits: “Amazing Conversation…And Don’t Try Pickup Lines!”
Grammy award winning singer, Michelle Williams, 33, is opening up more than usual as she promotes the upcoming release of her fourth studio album, Journey to Freedom.
In a recent HuffPost Live interview, she revealed that she’s dating someone new, but it’s too soon to put labels on it. The typically private starlet refused to elaborate on what the new man in her life is like, but she did spill the beans about what she likes in a man.
“Somebody very confident and sure, and somebody who has something going for them who’s working and you see results of the work that they’re doing,” she said. “Somebody that strives me to go a little harder.”
And, that’s not all. Williams revealed that she’s looking for a Christian man who stimulates her mind too.
“[He should have] just amazing regular conversation,” she shared. “Don’t try to do no pickup lines. Don’t try to be clever. Just say, ‘Hey, how you doing today?’”
Girl, we hear that! You can read the rest of the interview with Michelle Williams over on ESSENCE.com. She also talks about her old-fashioned ways when it comes to dating.
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We told you yesterday about Michelle Williams saying that she wouldn’t mind meeting up with Keyshia Cole to sit down and discuss why Cole took to Twitter at the beginning of the year to say the Destiny’s Child member was always “f**kin’ the groove up” during Beyonce’s Super Bowl halftime show. Williams seemed very upbeat and positive about the whole thing all these months later, telling Philly’s Hot 107.9, “I can’t wait to see [Keyshia Cole] in person so we can talk and say ‘Hey, what happened?’”
Word got out to Cole, and one individual even tweeted to the singer saying, “Michelle Williams had nothing but good things to say about @KeyshiaCole. How classy.” Cole even responded saying, “Thats nice. its all G.” And while she claimed it was “all G,” minutes later she somewhat changed her tone when she Tweeted about folks acting holier than though:
What the singer is referring to as far as “people say things” is her past claims that Michelle Williams tweeted something negative about Cole’s performance at the Soul Train Awards when she honored Ronald Isley in 2010. Cole, after receiving major criticism for her comments about Williams, and having the Destiny’s Child member say she didn’t care what Cole thought about her performance, brought up the shade Williams allegedly threw to justify her statement:
“Gonna say this again! Michell spoke on me first. So it was open season to state my feelings on her. I always felt that about her. Just never said it. Until she spoke on me.”
“Sounds about right! Cause I didn’t give a shyt what she thought about my soul train performance when she spoke her shyt RT @UrbanBelleMag: Michelle Williams says she doesn’t care what Keyshia Cole thinks about her SB performance: “
Time has passed, and seeing that Williams is looking to squash whatever issues they might have, it would be nice if they could actually do it. But you never know with Keysh…
Remember that time when Destiny’s Child reunited on the Super Bowl stage for an epic performance and Keyshia Cole put a damper on it all by saying mean things like, Michelle Williams is always “f***ckin’ the groove up?” Well, Michelle is finally ready to talk about what happened; not with us (although we’d totally love that), but with Keyshia, surprisingly. If you recall, Michelle has yet to directly address the comments that Keyshia made about her, but during a recent interview with Philly’s Hot 107.9, the “If We Had Your Eyes” singer revealed that she wants to have a face-to-face chat with the troubled Keyshia.
“I don’t even do Twitter beef.”
“I can’t wait to see [Keyshia Cole] in person so we can talk and say ‘Hey, what happened?’” Michelle told PMS Morning Show hosts.
She also admitted that she’s a big fan of Keyshia’s.
“I will say this, I was a major fan of hers. That’s my first time even saying that.”
“I understood her story and was rooting for her. I have a little sister that’s adopted. My little sister’s mother was a crack addict. My little sister was born with crack coke in her system, so when I see someone like Keyshia Cole, who is defying the odds, doing her thing and taking care of her family…. She was somebody I was rooting for, because I could understand where she was coming from .”
As for Keyshia’s not-so-nice comment, Michelle says she isn’t holding a grudge.
“It’s all good, people make mistakes, I don’t hold that against nobody, I wish everybody the best. I want everybody to win! People say the wrong things in the heat of the moment, maybe she didn’t mean it. I don’t care. I love you.”
She’s such a class act.
Listen to Michelle’s interview here. Do you think Keyshia would agree to sit down with her?
Even celebrities want to quit their day job every now and again. These 15 stars have threatened to walk away from it all, but truth be told, we don’t think they’re going anywhere.
R&B singer Chris Brown knows his fans and the media hang on to every move, word and tweet, so when the “Don’t Judge Me” singer took to his twitter page recently, he must’ve known it’d start a fire storm. Hinting at retiring from music, Brown tweeted that his upcoming “X” album will probably be his last. He later said, “Being famous is amazing when it’s for ur music and talent. I’m tired of being famous for a mistake I made when I was 18. I’m cool & over it!” Brown has faced a backlash ever since he brutally attacked his then girlfriend Rihanna in February 2009.
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We might as well accept it, the reality TV wave is far from over, which depending on who you ask is either a good or a bad thing. One potentially good thing that’s currently happening is there seems to be more shows like “The Braxtons,” and “Mary Mary,” and “R&B Divas” in the works than series like “Basketball Wives” and “Love & Hip-Hop,” and word is rapper Da Brat is about to get in on some of that action.
The Jasmine Brand recently interviewed Phil Thornton, the executive producer of TV One’s “R&B Divas” and “R&B Divas LA,” and he shared a little tea about what projects he has in the works, like the aforementioned reality show with Da Brat and the Michelle Williams project we told you all about earlier this year. He also addressed talk that he and Atlanta R&B Diva Nicci Gilbert just cant’t get along because of drama over the TV One reality series. Check out what he said.
On projects with Da Brat and Michelle Williams
I don’t have an issue. I really don’t. At the end of the day, I’m grateful for her and Faith basically developing this idea and bringing it to me. So I don’t have an issue. I can’t speak for Nicci. I can only speak for my contribution to the project and I know that I’ve done right and above board business by all 13 ladies in the cast. Take a survey. But I can’t speak for her issue. I really don’t know. I had nothing to do with the petition. I don’t have enough time. I have several shows, I manage artists, I have an executive position and to do a petition…no. I would rather have a sit down one on one with the respected party and say ‘You know what, maybe we should explore a different direction.’ But I wouldn’t dare do a petition. And anybody who knows me will tell you I’m very ‘What you see is what you get.’
Whether he and Nicci have talked
I don’t know what the issue is. My number has always been the same. My email has been the same. So I haven’t received a call or had any meeting. I’m open to it because I personally don’t have an issue with any of the ladies. Any of them.
Check out the rest of Phil’s interview on The Jasmine Brand. What do you think about his upcoming reality projects and his pseudo drama with Nicci Gilbert?
Destiny’s Child in the house! This past week we got to chat with one part of the DC trio, Michelle Williams, at Essence Festival, and given the drama she’s had to deal with this year with black women in the industry, i.e., Keyshia Cole, we had just one question for the singer: how does she feel about black women and sisterhood.
Though Destiny’s Child seemed to always have a tight bond, we wondered how Michelle is making due as a solo artist and whether haters like Keyshia are the norm, or she has a supportive group of girls around her. Michelle also gave us a little background on her new single “If We Had Your Eyes” and told us she’s a big fan of MadameNoire (smile!). Check out her interview up top and if you haven’t heard her new single, listen to it below.