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Nelly Is Still Defending “Tip Drill”; Says That It Was “Artistic” And Some People Just Took It The Wrong Way…
After all these years, Nelly is still trying to explain that damn “Tip Drill” video. In an interview with ESPN 2′s “Highly Questionable” (the same interview where he joked about Floyd Mayweather’s education when speaking on their alleged beef), he was asked about what that day of filming “Tip Drill” was like and the controversy behind it. He still didn’t see the problem with the video, which made its debut in 2003 on the infamous “BET Uncut” show. In fact, Nelly thought it was actually artistic.
Nelly: “That was a very, very very interesting day. I’ll say that. Very, very fun day. It was a video. I never regret it as far as being an artist. Being an artist, your responsibility is to create. It’s to be artistic. I didn’t do anything illegal. I put it on a show that was for adults at an adult time. Maybe some people mistook it the wrong way.
Bomani Jones: “What was artistic about sliding that credit card down a woman’s body?”
Nelly: “That had never been done before. I thought that was very, very, very artistic [laughs]. The first time you saw a naked statue did you think, ‘Oh man I’m looking at something or…you know?’”
Nope, I don’t know, sir.
While he might have thought it was harmless and artistic, we all know that the video caused quite a stir, as many thought the women in the video were objectified and treated as just parts (the focus was mostly on their backsides, which went along with the song’s lyrics). Women at Spelman University even protested Nelly’s visit to the school to throw a bone marrow drive to help find his sister, who was suffering from leukemia and eventually passed from it, a donor. Nelly would say much later in a Huffington Post Live chat with Marc Lamont Hill that having to cancel the drive over the uproar over the video enraged him:
“The Spelman thing, the only thing I feel I woulda did different is kick somebody’s A$$. That’s just how it felt to me, Pimp. I don’t have my sister. You robbed me of an opportunity, unfairly my brother. That was unfairly because we could have still had your conversation after I got my opportunity. It could have been somebody that was coming to that bone marrow drive that day that was possibly a match for my sister that didn’t come because of that.”
After all these years, what were your thoughts on the video and the reaction to it back then?
“It’s Kinda Hard Talking To A Guy Who Hasn’t Graduated High School”: Nelly Takes More Jabs At Floyd Mayweather
Back in May when news of the Nelly/Shantel Jackson/Floyd Mayweather love triangle broke, Nelly took to Instagram and hurled a plethora of subliminal jabs at the professional boxer. A little bit of time has passed and although he claims that he has no beef with Mayweather, it seems that Nelly still isn’t a huge fan of the boxer. During a recent appearance on ESPN 2′s “Highly Questionable,” the St. Louis rapper took a few more jabs at Mayweather—including shaming him for allegedly not finishing high school.
“I don’t have beef with Floyd Mayweather,” Nelly explained. “You know what I’m saying? For me, for the most part, I think the whole thing is misunderstood.”
He then seemed to imply that Mayweather’s frustrations stem from Jackson no longer wanting to be with him.
“I try to understand where he’s coming from, which is a little hard to do. But it’s just one of those things where I guess he is who he is. You know, he’s one of those people that I don’t think that he’s a person who likes the word ‘no’ said to him. You know, and I think if anybody does that, I think that’s what kinda gets underneath his skin a little bit.”
But of course, he couldn’t let the interview conclude without throwing a bit of shade.
“I don’t know. It’s kinda hard talking to a guy who hasn’t graduated from high school,” he concluded.
Unsurprisingly, the hosts got quite a kick out of Nelly and his not-so-subtle shade. The disrespect is so real.
Watch Nelly’s interview on the next page.
Last month it was Mayweather, this month it’s Carolina Panthers player Greg Hardy Jr. We’re not sure how he does it, but it looks like Nelly may have found himself in the middle of another messy and emotional love triangle.
According to Page Six, the defensive lineman was arrested earlier this week in Charlotte, North Carolina on charges of assault and communicating threats. In Hardy’s arrest warrant, it’s noted that his girlfriend, Nicole Holder, is alleging that the 6-foot-4, 290-pound athlete threw her onto a pile of guns and threatened to kill her.
As for what triggered the fight, according to Charlotte Observer beat reporter Jonathan Jones, Nelly was at the center of the fight. You see, Nicole is claiming that Hardy flew into a jealous rage over her previous relationship with Nelly, which she says was short-lived.
According to the Charlotte Observer, Holder’s complaint against Hardy reads as follows:
“On May 13, 2014 Greg Hardy attacked me in his apartment. Hardy picked me up and threw me in the tile tub area of his bathroom. I have bruises from head to toe, including head, neck, back, shoulders, arms, legs elbow and feet. Hardy pulled me from the tub by my hair, screaming at me that he was going to kill me, break my arms and other threats that I completely believe. He drug me across the bathroom and out into the bedroom. Hardy choked me with both hands around my throat while I was lying on the floor. Hardy picked me up over his head and threw me onto a couch covered in assault rifles and/or shotguns. I landed on those weapons. Hardy bragged that all the assault rifles were loaded. Landing on those weapons bruised my neck and my back. Hardy screamed for his ‘administrative assistant’ (Sammy Curtis) to come into the room and hold me down. Curtis came into the room, grabbed me from behind and held me down. Hardy and Curtis then took me into the living room area. I wasn’t nearly strong or fast enough to escape. I begged them to let me go & I wouldn’t tell anyone what he did. They took me out into the hall, pushed me down & went back inside the apartment. I crawled to the elevator and ran into [Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department].”
She also alleged “as part of the assault, [Hardy] threatened to shoot me if I went to the media or reported his assaults to anyone.” Hardy, however, is proclaiming his innocence. According to his attorney, Chis Fialko, Nicole actually attacked Hardy and his friend, refusing to leave his apartment. Holder’s petition for a protective order against the 25-year-old NFL star, was dismissed by a judge on Wednesday after she failed to appear for a scheduled hearing.
As you may recall, Nelly made headlines last month for his romantic relationship with Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s ex-girlfriend, Shantel Jackson.
For the past couple of weeks, messy headlines that tell of the love train known as Floyd Mayweather, Shantel Jackson, Nelly, Ashanti, Tae Heckard, Brandon Jennings and Teyana Taylor have been shared across media outlets. While so much can be said about the über eventful love lives of these well-known people, there are also plenty of lessons to be learned. One of those lessons being, how NOT to break up.
Floyd Mayweather and ex-fiancée, Shantel Jackson, made news after he attempted to embarrass Jackson by uploading medical paperwork to Instagram, accompanied by a caption that pointed to an abortion as the reason for their split.
“The real reason me and Shantel Christine Jackson @missjackson broke up was because she got a abortion, and I’m totally against killing babies. She killed our twin babies.#ShantelJackson#FloydMayweather#TheMoneyTeam#TMT.”
Shortly after, the boxing champion released a dated photo of Shantel and joked that he wanted a refund for all of the cosmetic surgery that he paid to have performed on her.
“…@missjackson Before all the plastic surgery I had to pay for. I’m an Indian giver I want my money back LOL…#PlasticSurgery #TMT,” he wrote.
Despite the seemingly misplaced LOLs tacked at the end of his messages, his antics reeked of a heartbroken man who lacks a constructive way of dealing with his feelings. He was hurt that their relationship didn’t work out (and possibly that she terminated her pregnancy), and since he was unsure whether or not she was feeling the same way, he set out to inflict pain on her as well. He sought to publicly humiliate and degrade her, possibly hoping that he would feel better after the fact. But in the end, it’s highly unlikely that he did. It’s believed that Shantel’s recent revelation that she’s romantically involved with Nelly is what sent Floyd over the edge. But in the end, he only made himself look bitter, vindictive and emotionally unstable. Blasting or attempting to “expose” an ex after a breakup is rarely, if ever, the move.
But Mayweather isn’t the only offender here when it comes to how not to break up. There’s also something to be learned from the actions of Detroit Pistons star Brandon Jennings. In case you’ve already checked out of this messy web of love and lies because it’s way too much to digest, allow me to catch you up to speed. Jennings and Teyana Taylor were an item, off and on, for nearly six years (according to her timeline). The two were even allegedly engaged. Recently, Jennings began claiming actress and model Lashontae Heckard as his new girlfriend, and even fiancée. Problem 1: Heckard was actually a friend of Taylor’s. Problem 2: According to Taylor, Jennings began to seriously downplay their relationship on social media once he got with Heckard.
“On Twitter he said he’s been single for three years,” Teyana said during a recent interview. Brandon knows, the world knows, I know that we were engaged. That was very public. We were engaged at the Madea premiere.
I feel no real man should ever downplay anything, whether it’s me, his baby’s mother, anything. Don’t downplay your past relationships to build a platform. If she loved you for who you are or liked you for who you are, then she’s gonna like your regardless. You don’t need to downplay me. I was disappointed. I felt betrayed because of everything we’ve been through on and off for six years.”
Some speculate that Jennings simply wanted to get back at Taylor for ending their relationship, while others speculate that he made their relationship seem insignificant to make his new lady feel secure. Either way, trying to diminish or downplay the role a person once played in your life simply because things didn’t work out is also a really immature thing to do.
Breaking up has always been hard to do, but there’s no reason for it to get so ugly. The name calling, taking to social media, and downplaying the roles of the person you once couldn’t get enough of isn’t necessary–and you’re not fooling anybody. Maturity is everything. And if your ex is the one seeking to get a rise out of you, remember this quote from Rachel Wolchin: “Maturing is realizing how many things don’t require your comment.” Get it? Got it? Good.
What do you think? What are some other things that people should avoid doing after a break-up?
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When it was first revealed that Floyd Mayweather’s ex-fiancée, Shantel Jackson, was in a relationship with Nelly, many were under the impression that Nelly and Mayweather were good friends. But according to Nelly, this couldn’t be further from the truth. While he agrees that they were acquaintances at some point, he insists that there was never a friendship.
“Me and Floyd being such good friends is a total shock to me considering we have never exchanged numbers, never been invited to a fight, never been to his house, never ate lunch, we never have hung out anywhere other than seeing each other in a club!” Nelly explained in an Instagram post.
He went on to accuse Floyd of scheming on one of his exes in the past.
“Floyd could be confusing his relationship with me with his relationship with my ex for whom he has exchanged numbers and has flown personally to attend his weekend in Michigan which I wasn’t invited (guess I wasn’t in the circle of friends then) lol. “I have great respect for him as far as him being a true champion in his sport but homies ..?? Circle of friends ..? Nahh … Good luck to him tho keep making history champ.”
And if all of that weren’t enough, Nelly has also released a track titled “Thanks To My Ex,” which is believed to be about the messy love triangle involving his new love interest and Floyd. An excerpt of the song’s lyrics read:
“I’m glad he lied to your face.
I’m glad she made those mistakes.
Cuz you wouldn’t be here now.
I wouldn’t be here now. We wouldn’t be here now. Thanks to your ex. Thanks to my ex.”
Clearly, there’s some underlying bitterness here.
Listen to Nelly’s new track below. Thoughts?
Floyd Mayweather Says He Put Shantel Jackson And Abortion On Blast Because She Lied About Having Miscarriage; Jackson Responds
There really is no good reason for Floyd Mayweather to have publicly embarrassed his former fiancee, Shantel Jackson, in the manner in which he did yesterday. If you’ll recall, he took to social media to explain the real reason why he claims they broke up, now that everyone knows that she’s been getting acquainted with Nelly as of late.
“The real reason me and Shantel Christine Jackson @missjackson broke up was because she got an abortion. I’m totally against killing babies. She killed our twin babies.”
Mayweather went ahead and also posted an image, which he quickly took down, of the paperwork for her ultrasound results. People in his camp told TMZ that he posted all her personal business online because he felt “betrayed” that she would go and date Nelly, an alleged old friend, and he realizes it was wrong. But according to TMZ, in a quick interview Mayweather just did with Big Tigger on V-103 today, he said he put her on blast because she deserved it for telling him she miscarried their babies, when she actually had an abortion: “I received some information that was false.” It’s unclear if this was the cause of their breakup, or if he just learned of this recently.
Mayweather said he found out about the abortion not through Jackson, but with the help of a member of the crew of his new reality show on Showtime. The individual somehow got their hands on a document that showed she went through an abortion. As he put it during their interview, “I was in love with a person I didn’t really know.” Their relationship ended weeks ago, but we know that she went ahead and moved on with Nelly. Knowing of this, Mayweather found a reason to snap, and went off about her online yesterday after revealing the abortion news, posting before and after images of Jackson to show the plastic surgery she had (that he claimed to have paid for) and painting her in an unsavory manner, acting as though he basically brought her to where she is now. According to TMZ, he also claims that he still pays for her mother’s home and that she sold a Bentley he bought her to pay her way in LA after they broke up three weeks ago. And according to Complex, while he’s upset by her alleged lies, he says that he still loves her on some level (and he’s a little pissed with Nelly right now, taking subtle shots at him during the convo with Big Tigger).
But Jackson isn’t struggling in the way he thinks, in fact, she doesn’t seemed so fazed by his recent actions. She took to Instagram to post this message:
“Head is up, and I’m off to the spa.”
Mayweather has a fight on Saturday night against WBA welterweight champion Marcos Maidana. Many betting and covering this weekend’s fight say that with all the things going on with his personal life, he might be distracted come Saturday. At least, that’s what Golden Boy Promotions CEO (his company is co-promoting the big fight) Richard Schaefer told USA Today.
“There’s no question about it, he’s distracted. Clearly, with a day or two to go until fight night, against without question one of the most dangerous opponents he’s fought, his focus should be 100% on the fight.”
But Mayweather says people don’t have to worry about him being distracted come fight night: “God only made one thing in this world that’s perfect—and that’s my boxing record.”
But what do you think of his reasoning for putting her personal business out in the streets and publicly chastising her?
If your suspicions were raised when you saw Nelly make Floyd Mayweather’s ex, Shantel Jackson, his #WCW two weeks ago, your thoughts were justified. After the pair was spotted at the Miami Heat vs. Charlotte Bobcats game Sunday night everyone started to question whether they might be more than Instagram flirts and Bossip was able to confirm that Derrty Mo and Miss Jackson are indeed an item.
Sources told the site that the two have actually been dating for several months but have been keeping their relationship on the low. That’s likely all about to change though, thanks to intel which claims Nelly is getting ready to drop a track called “Thanks To My Ex” that we imagine will have Floyd, Ashanti, and Tae Heckard all in their feelings. Emotions aside, it seems to us Nelly is doing the absolute most these days. We’ve come to accept Ashanti is lowkey just as responsible for their decade of secrecy as he is, but every other week Nelly Nel seems to be switching between shouting out his old girl, Ashanti, to his ex-girl Tae, to his new girl Shantel, on social media. He might be thinking it’s time to put it in a song so we know it’s real, but judging by his history — and Shantel’s — he might wanna wait a bit before dropping any love songs that he’ll later have to retract.
Also, interesting he’s willing to be so public with this woman, but he and Ashanti were the worst kept secret in music in the 200s….
How do you see this situation playing out? Check the full story on Bossip.com.
“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.