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Tami Roman Opens Up About Rape and Abuse

March 14th, 2012 - By madamenoire
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Tami Roman is no stranger to controversy. She has become most known for her spunky, outspoken attitude and multiple altercations on Basketball Wives after she joined the cast during Season 2. But there’s way more to the single mother of two than you’d ever imagine.

On last week’s episode of Basketball Wives, viewers were shocked to learn that Tami had been the victim of sexual assault twice, as well as held up at gunpoint and physically abused which has become the source of her built up anger over the years. In a counseling session that she attended on the show to get to the root of her anger, she revealed:

How did your family react to your decision to share something so personal with the world?
Ultimately they’re very supportive. They want me to heal. We try to talk about anything and love on each other as much as possible. They were a little apprehensive because they didn’t know how people would receive that information coming from me. People see me all the time and think I’m the same way, so I thought that maybe if they understand why I’m this way, they can take this journey with me.

Having now watched the episode, how do you feel about your decision?
Vh1 treated it fairly and with respect. It was a four-hour therapy session. People have been very responsive and supportive. What I wanted to do was accomplished. I wanted to let others out there know, “You’re not the only one.” I want to use my life as a testimony. I’ve been homeless, on food stamps, I’ve always been very open. I’ve dealt with Bulemia, weight issues…I’ve been through a lot and this is just one more thing.


Click here to read the rest of Tami’s interview and watch a clip of her therapy session.


Andre 3000 On Supporting Chris Brown & Why He Wasn’t In the “Party” Video

March 7th, 2012 - By madamenoire
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Andre 3000 is not on twitter. He’s not on facebook.  And he rarely does interviews. He’s the perfect example of  an artist retaining their mystique in a world were everyone is dishing their every thought on social networks.

Even though he has pretty much kept himself out of the public eye since he and Big Boi finished collecting the accolades they racked up from the Speakerboxxx/The Love Below LP, he’s built up anticipation for a new album by blessing artists like Beyonce,  Drake, Jeezy, Chris Brown and Ke$ha with guest verses over the few years.  But although he’ll write a verse here and there, Andre 3000 is not sitting around writing rhymes all day and he’s definitely not up to being in anyone’s videos.

Fader recently snagged one of his rare interviews. See what he had to say below.

On Collaborations and supporting Chris Brown

Most of the time it has to be the music. The music has to kinda move me in some kind of way. Sometimes it’s emotionally, sometimes it’s just being there supporting another person. Even the Chris Brown remix—of course I love the beat, but at that time a lot of people were on Chris Brown as a human being. And I know he’d gone through his troubles or whatever and I just was like—I just wanted to stand by him and be like, Hey, you know, you can’t really charge a man forever and condemn a man forever. So it’s really just like a support thing. I thought it was a cool thing to do.

On why he hasn’t appeared in videos [ Ex. Beyonce’s ‘Party’ music video] 
When I would get these calls from artists, I felt great about it. At the same time, I never wanted to tease people in a way where I’d be in the video and then they won’t see me for another ten years or anything. So, you know, when I would talk to these artists and we’d agree that we’d do these songs, we would all be in agreement that it was just vocals. There was no visual or anything. Every artist I work with from Beyonce, from Young Jeezy and Jay-Z, from BoB, it was all understood before my first rhyme was written that there was going to be no videos. And I always felt like—you know, I haven’t been in even in a video with Big Boi—it’s kind of disrespectful of me if I can just jump in a video with a new artist and I haven’t even jumped in the video with my own partner. […] I just feel like—it just didn’t seem like a right time to do it. If it’s not my project or an Outkast thing, or you know, if I’m supporting Big Boi, then it just didn’t make sense for me. It just didn’t feel right doing it.

Read the rest of Andre 3000’s interview where he talks about the state of Hip Hop and getting older at Necole 

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SWV Release Video for their New Single “Co-Sign”

February 22nd, 2012 - By MN Editor
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When it comes to the music industry, a legitimate comeback is no easy feat. But fortunately, it looks like the ladies of SWV are on the right track. The trio recently released a video for their new single “Co-Sign” and I must say, not only will the beat have you boppin’, you’ll be pleased to learn the sistas’ voices haven’t faded away. Plus they’re all appropriately dressed in the video. Yes, still classy.

Their album, “I Missed Us” is scheduled to hit the shelves on April 10.

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Monica Honors Whitney with “You Give Good Love” …and Kills It!

February 15th, 2012 - By MN Editor
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Everybody can’t do a Whitney song  justice, but judging by Monica’s performance recently at her show in Connecticut, she is not one of those people.

It’s no secret that the girl has always been able to sing, but she really held her own on Whitney’s hit, “You Give Good Love.”

By the end of the performance Monica was clearly emotional, using a nearby towel to wipe her eyes.

Head over to Necole  to watch the video.

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Madonna, Nicki & M.I.A. Want You to Give Them Your Luvin

February 8th, 2012 - By Veronica Wells
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If you thought the Super Bowl collaboration between Madonna, Nicki Minaj and M.I.A. was a little random, it’s because the trio came together to create a track.

And “Give Me All Your Luvin'” was born.

You can check out the video at Necole

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Olivia Releases New Video “Walk Away.”

February 1st, 2012 - By MN Editor
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If you watch “Love and Hip Hop,” you know that Olivia is struggling to get her career off the ground. Even when she put something together, A&Rs were quick to tell her she needed to come harder.

Hopefully she was able to do just that in her latest video “Walk Away.”

Check out the video at Necole Bitchie and let us know what you think about it?


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Shorty Wanna Be a Thug?

January 25th, 2012 - By MN Editor
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Apparently, Rihanna is channeling her inner Tupac with her latest inking. The word “thug” on one hand and the word “life” on the other. We should mention that we’re not sure whether these markings are permanent or not.

What a pop singer from the islands knows about “thug life,” I don’t know. But it’s her body, not mine. (Thank God.)

Check out pics from tattoo parlor visit at Necole

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NeNe Leakes Makes Acting Debut on “Glee”

January 19th, 2012 - By Veronica Wells
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You might not have known this but before she became Atlanta’s most…entertaining housewife, Nene Leakes actually wanted to pursue acting. She had a headshot and everything.  Really not all that surprising, actually. So now, several years later, Nene is making her acting dreams come true on Fox’s hit show “Glee.” She plays Roz Washington, a synchronized swim coach at William McKinley High School.

The character wasn’t particularly challenging for Nene as Roz is loud and intimidating.

You can watch Nene’s scene at Necole

What do you think about Nene’s acting?

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Spinderella: Celebrity ‘DJs’ Keep Your Spins to Yourself

January 3rd, 2012 - By Brande Victorian
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YeezyWorldPeace, AKA Kanye West, and Rihanna were both caught trying their hands at Djing over the New Year’s Eve weekend, and prior to that Alicia Keys, Solange, and Lil Wayne were seen spinning records at clubs in 2011.

It may be cute to these celebrities to show up, spin a record, and collect a check, but Spinderella of the rap group Salt & Pepa isn’t feeling the new “trend” as she calls it.

Necole Bitchie caught her twitter rant earlier today and she made no effort to disguise who she’s gunning for:

“First DJ Ak-47 (Alicia Keys) and now DJ wih wih wiggity Wayne? WTH who’s next?

@planet12law it’s disgusting. recod sales down .. become a Dj? FOH.

Djing is just a ‘trend’ now. artists jump on the bandwagon cause it’s the ‘in’ career move. what about real Djs that ‘bleed’ this culture?[…]

I rapped on a few joints back then.. and was dope at it.. but never claim to be a ‘rapper’ ..BTW.. I do lessons for anyone who wants to learn. but we startin ground ZERO”

I’m not sure what that outburst will do for business but I don’t think you can expect Weezy to ask for any pointers. She also retweeted:

“@Spindeezy Wayne already SUCKS as a musician so what the hell is he gonna accomplish as a DJ? spinning YOUNG Money Tracks? GTFOH”


Spinderella does have a point though. It’s the same argument actors and actresses use against the surge of untrained athletes and musicians who end up getting star roles in films and taking jobs away from them. It’s easy to see why news that Kanye could collect $1 million in a night to DJ at a party would have a 25-year vet like Spinderella upset.

What do you think about what she had to say? Are you just as annoyed with this rapper/singer/DJ trend?

Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.

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Tyrese to Black Women: “You’re Going to Independent Your Way Into Loneliness”

November 14th, 2011 - By Brande Victorian
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In an effort to get you to “jump back on this Tyrese train and be a ride-or-die forever” (those are really his words), Tyrese has broken down what it means to be an “independent woman” in the eyes of a man as he encourages black women in particular to remain open to black men. Here’s what he had to say in an interview with NecoleBitchie, over the melody to his song “Stay” from his new album “Open Invitation” nonetheless:

I want to say to all the women out there, especially black women in particular, y’all are on this independent kick. “I don’t need no man, I’m independent.” I want y’all to know the difference. There is a very big difference. Independence in the eyes of a man is when we say we want an independent woman; we don’t want a woman that’s [depending on] her […] nice body to help her get through life. You don’t wanna work, you don’t want to go to college or school, you’re not inspired to do anything on any level to try and help further yourself on any level. You just want to […] free-load… nobody wants that as a man.

Then some women are so on this independent kick they end up alone. You’re going to independent your way into loneliness. You go off and buy all the little poodles you want. “At least my dog is happy to see me when I get home everyday.” That dog or “rabbit” will never be able to replace what a real man can do for you. So stay independent, get your own, but nobody wants to be alone period. I know it’s a lot of men out here that are playing on both sides of the fence, it’s confusing, and it’s a lot of homosexuality going on out here. I get it, it’s a lot of frustration that women have. [But] there’s a lot of man’s man still left; We’re out here, we’re waiting, we’re wanting, we desire you just like you desire us. Just don’t give up on us… “Stay.” That’s my ‘Open Invitation’. Give [us] a shot at your heart.

I wanted to give Tyrese  a little bit of credit because there are some women who tout their independence to the point that it becomes a huge turnoff, but that whole “homosexuality,” “we desire you just like you desire us” ramble was a major left turn on a road to nowhere.

Aside from the fact that he appears to be slightly affected by a substance of some sort in the video below, this is also just a low-budget effort to once again undo the damage he’s already done as far as his reputation with his black female fan base goes.  If Tyrese wants to convince black women that there are black men out there who still want them, show it in action. This little come hither PSA isn’t cutting it.

Check out the clip below. Will you be accepting this “open invitation”? Or is he insulting black women by saying it’s our fault so many are single?

Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.

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