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“I Want Them To Know, That Ur My Ladyyyy”: NBA Star Brandon Jennings Blocks Nelly’s Advances To Tae Heckard, Says She’s Taken
Things between Nelly and ex-girlfriend Tae Heckard have been all over the place recently. One minute she’s his main focus, the next, he’s getting cozy with Ashanti again. And just when we thought Ashanti and Nelly might be reconciling after she blew kisses to him at her album release party recently, he switched it up and made Heckard his Woman Crush Wednesday (#WCW) pick on Instagram last week, and did so defiantly:
“#WCW and so what…???? @lashontae aka Cookie …”
What we personally didn’t know, was that “cookie” is what Detroit Pistons star Brandon Jennings calls Heckard, and has done so when making the beauty his #WCW on Instagram in the past. Well, it seems that there is more to these two than Jennings just crushing over Tae on social media, as the two were caught being cute and cozy recently on Instagram:
She was also spotted at one of his games not too long ago, sitting courtside:
And according to NecoleBitchie, Jennings also shared lovey dovey messages on Instagram about Heckard, saying everything from “I want them to know, that ur my ladyyyy” (a reference to D’Angelo’s “Lady”) and “We don’t wanna hide no more…” (a reference to Drake’s “Girls Love Beyonce”). It seems that he wants to take things to the next level with Heckard if they haven’t already, but what does she want? By the looks of her Instagram account, the only hint she is giving is that she wants to continue having a tight bond with Nelly’s kids and his niece and nephew, who she posted a photo with days ago with the caption “My Babies #buddhalovesthemforever #stl2la”
Men, I tell ya. Whatever is going on with this interesting new triangle (or quadrangle if you include Ashanti), Heckard seems to have the upper-hand.
Some celebrity endorsements fit like two peas in a pod. Serena Williams and Gatorade? That was perfect! Venus Williams for Tide Sport? Great! But Kim Kardashian for Sketchers? No way! You mean to tell me that Kim K would put down her precious Yeezy’s for a pair of Sketchers – Sketchers?! Don’t insult our intelligence. We all know she wouldn’t be caught dead wearing lower-end sneakers. That’s for the po’ folks.
It doesn’t stop there!
There are a slew of celebrity endorsements that have us asking, “Who are y’all trying to fool?” Let’s take a look, shall we?
“#WCW And So What…???”: Nelly Posts Pic Of Tae Heckard As His “Woman Crush Wednesday,” But What About Ashanti?
This love triangle, or whatever is going on between Nelly, his long-time love and ex Ashanti, and recent boo Tae Heckard, is getting quite interesting. We told you that at Ashanti’s album release party for her album Braveheart in March, Nelly Facetimed her to congratulate her on her success, and in response, she sent back kisses through the phone, doing so gleefully in front of cameras. And even before then, there were rumors that the two were back on. The New York Post said sources spotted them canoodling while partying with Diddy and Rick Ross, and she addressed their relationship in the coy way that she does, in interviews. When asked if she felt a way about Nelly previously dating Heckard right after their split, she told The Breakfast Club that she didn’t think he was serious about that relationship:
“Did I feel a way? I’m very smart and I know him. I knew what the facade was.”
Not sure what is going on between them now, but it seems that Nelly is back on Team Tae, posting a beautiful picture of the model and sometimes actress to his Instagram for Woman Crush Wednesday (#WCW) today. He captioned the photo with this:
#WCW and so what…???? @lashontae aka Cookie …
Well, Cookie and Cornell must be getting close again, and fans of Nelly seemed excited about his small token of appreciation for Heckard, saying that she’s the right girl for him. So what does that mean for Ashanti? Hell if I know, but as I’ve always thought, she needs to do her own thing and find someone who is on the same page and wants the same things as she does. No need to wait around for Nelly to come around at this point.
Although she’s danced around questions of a rumored reunion with her St. Lunatix ex, Ashanti recently finally broke down and told fans that everything they want to know about their break up to make up can be found on her new album, Braveheart.
She still has yet to confirm whether or not she and Nelly are an item again, but she sure looked geeked when crashed her album release party in Atlanta on Saturday.
The singer partied at Prive last night with guests including Momager Tina and Big Tigger. Surrounded by fans, family and friends, the former hip-hop princess of Murder Inc. was all smiles when Nelly hit her up on Facetime while she blew him a few kisses. If these two are trying to keep anything private, they’re not doing the greatest job as Nelly took to Twitter on the day of the Braveheart release to send a subliminal:
“Great job lillady”
Ashanti Talks Nelly And Tae Heckard, People Who Say She Can’t Sing, “Good Hair,” And Surviving The Industry On Breakfast Club
If She’s On Good Terms With Nelly These Days:
“I will say that, there was a space where it was bad. It was really bad. Are we cool? Yeah. We’re okay. When a man is hurt and a woman is hurt, I think men deal with hurt differently. I feel like we handle our emotions differently. There were a lot of things said and done publicly that should not have been. There was a foundation set and those things shouldn’t have happened. We both definitely made mistakes in a lot of things. But I will say things do come full circle.”
If Nelly Is the One:
“Um, Nelly is a really good person, he has a really good heart. You know?”
If She Felt A Way About Nelly Going With Tae Heckard Soon After They Split:
“Did I feel a way? I’m very smart and I know him. I knew what the facade was.”
If She Was Dating NFL Baller DeSean Jackson:
“Um…No. We were hanging. I went to a football game. He’s real cool peoples. I can’t go to the game?”
How She Paid Bills Since Her Last Album In 2008:
“I did Broadway. I did Army Wives. I write. People forget early, I was writing for J. Lo, one of J. Lo’s biggest records ever. I wrote for Christina Milian, I wrote for a couple of pop groups. And I’ma be honest, I don’t really like to spend my own money. I know how to save.”
Dealing With Critics Who Said She Couldn’t Sing:
“When you’re hot and you’re on fire, you gotta expect that. When you’re number one and you’re killing it, it comes with the territory. You have to be strong enough. If you’re strong enough to be number one, you have to be strong enough to endure the BS.”
Dealing With Haters Who Said She Had Sideburns Back In The Day:
“I’ma keep it all the way 100. I have nice hair. I ain’t even gonna lie. When you have ‘good hair’ you’re hairy a little bit and you have sideburns [laughs]. Some people love sideburns. This is what I thought though. On TV, on film and in pictures, it looks a little different than it does in person [laughs]. So when you’re looking in the mirror, you know, you gelling them down, but on film and on camera it may look a bit different. I looked at it like, they wack, you know, for saying that. I’m a girl, that’s real feminine for you to be saying that. But then I would look and be like, damn it! [laughs]“
How She Makes Her Relationship With Her Mom-ager Work After All These Years
“We been tight before the industry. My mom and I have an amazing relationship…Our relationship is not, oh because of the music industry, it’s more that we have a relationship and not an authoritive, mother, ‘I’m telling you what to do’ relationship.”
If She Ever Felt Like Giving Up:
“It’s definitely gotten to places where I fee like, ‘this is bulls**t’. This is not how it’s supposed to be. You’re not supposed to have to put in ten times more work and get less the pay. Just conceptually understanding the game and the agendas that people have and the fact that people look at you as a commodity and not a person. Once you understand that, you don’t take things personal. It’s about adapting and understanding it.”
If She Would ‘Allow’ Nelly To Be Friends With Tae Heckard From Here On Out:
“What? Who? I don’t know what ya’ll talking about.”
Dealing With Famous Folks Trying To Holler At Her Mom:
“It’s so annoying. I swear, since I was like 7-years old. Steve Harvey? Jay Leno? It’s really bad. He [Harvey] pushed me out the way. The first time we went to LA to do an interview, he was like, ‘Heeeey, we have Ashanti! Who that? That’s her momma? Tell her momma to come over!’”If you have 30 minutes to spare, I would recommend checking out the interview. It had quite a few funny moments, and moments where Ashanti kept it really real about the dark side of the industry. Check it out below and share your thoughts.
Ashanti’s back with a new album y’all and she’s coming hard. On March 4, “Braveheart” will be released from her own independent label and Ashanti tells us she’s revealing a lot about her personal life and the “Scars” she’s healed from since ending her relationship with Nelly. Of course that just gave us an excuse to get all in the singer’s business and the main question we wanted to know was whether Ashanti was serious about allegedly saying she’d never get back with Nelly again. Here’s what she told us:
“I’m smart enough to know that never is a strong word. You have to learn to kind of never say never because you never know. But at that moment [when she said getting back together with Nelly was a negative] that’s what I felt.”
Who thinks Ashanti’s going to change her mind somewhere down the line?
Check out our full interview in the video above as Ashanti talks about the new album and coming for fans who try to shade her, and why she’s sick of people (like us) asking her about Nelly. Oops!
After letting the world in for just a little bit, Ashanti is back to protecting her personal life from the nosy public. A few weeks ago it was reported that the “Never Should’ve” singer and her on-again, off-again boyfriend, Nelly, reunited after what seemed like the breakup of all breakups.
“Ashanti and Nelly cuddled up next to them and complained Diddy and Rick’s furs took up the seats at every club all weekend,” Page Six reported.
Their reunion was never confirmed, but during her recent appearance on BET’s “106 and Park” hosts Bow Wow and Keshia Chanté tried to get the scoop on the rumored reunion and Ashanti went right back to doing her pre breakup dance, which sort of leads us to believe that the reunion did happen.
“Really I was seen with him? How is that even possible? We probably were in the same area, but we were not taking pictures together, at all,” she said regarding the reunion rumors.
She also avoided questions about whether or not they’re back together.
“What do you mean? ‘Bravehart’ is coming out March 4th. Me and ‘Braveheart’ are together. Me and ‘Braveheart’ spend time in bed together. We say sweet things together.”
What Ashanti was willing to open up about, however, was how difficult it is to live life in the public eye with the interference of blogs and other media outlets.
“I’m definitely used to it. It doesn’t mean that it’s not annoying but you are just, you know, you expect it because that’s what their job is to do. You have to have a thick skin and just know that’s part of the game.”
Watch Ashanti’s interview on the next page.
Back in the day, everyone knew, without a shadow of a doubt, that Nelly and Ashanti were dating. It was a very unkept secret. Clear as day. But for whatever reason neither one of them wanted to acknowledge their relationship with one another in public. And I mean, they really didn’t have to. We all knew what it was.
But these days, now that the two are officially dunzo, Ashanti has been talking quite a bit about Mr. St. Louis. If you’ve been on the site in the past few months, you’ve seen that Ashanti has said that she and Nelly are never getting back together (Taylor Swift), and even explained how Nelly defended her honor one time against 50 Cent.
She’s hasn’t gotten into any nitty gritty details but for someone who was always poppin off like “I never said I was his girl!” it’s certainly a change. So what gives?
Well, the good people over at HipHollywood asked Ashanti this very question. And after hemming and hawing for a minute trying to deflect, she finally gave a very real explanation.
“Being that the album is called ‘Braveheart,’ I have to be that stamp for being brave. And it’s a whole meaning behind everything. The album is all cohesive, it makes sense, and again, is revealing what I’ve gone through, what I’m going through now, just living life and going through different experiences…Everybody has something to say anyway. If you want to find out, get the album.”
Boop! Shameless plug. And I’m not mad at her… not mad at all.
We can certainly appreciate the fact that she’s being honest and finally admitting to what we all knew to be true.
But this raises another question for me, do artists have to have or feel they have to have some type of drama or salaciousness attached to their name in order to make people interested in the art? (Recalls all the hits from Usher’s chart topping ‘Confessions.’) Do you think that’s the case? And if so, do you think this strategy will work for Ashanti?
Check out the interview with HipHollywood in the video below.
Super Bowl Sunday is just around the corner and in honor of the biggest game of the year, here are some of our favorite football movies.
Any Given Sunday
Famed director Oliver Stone decided to enlist an all-star cast to focus on the game of football for the film Any Given Sunday. Al Pacino plays coach Tony D’Amato who’s in charge of motivating an embattled team with the new owner (Cameron Diaz) breathing down his neck. With their star quarterback out, he has no choice but to turn to the nervous third-string quarterback Willie Beamen (Jamie Foxx). The cast included James Wood, Dennis Quaid and LL Cool J along with legendary NFL Hall of Famers Jim Brown and Lawrence Taylor.
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Last night, after the Grammy’s TMZ ran into Nelly on the street as he was making his way to his car. And of all the things to ask the man, they asked him what he thought about Madonna calling her son the n-word on Instagram. While you might think this is a random question for the rapper, he shared his pretty emphatic opinion.
When the videographer asked Nelly what he thought about the incident and whether or not it was ok, Nelly said “No. Madonna f***ed up.” And she needs to “get her sh*t right.” Nelly only tried to clean it up at the very end saying that Madonna made the right move by apologizing for using the word.
I can’t tell you how hilarious this video is to me…even though I don’t know why.
But on a serious note, I’m glad to know that Nelly is not just another rapper giving a white person a “down” pass and the ability to use the word.
Check out the video below to see Nelly’s reaction.