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— Drew Kelly (@ifiwasperfect) July 17, 2014
So are Lil Wayne and Christina Milian really dating? We told you yesterday that the two showed up looking real chummy for Wednesday night’s ESPY Awards. And they were first spotted out and about in a more than friendly manner after hitting up a BET Awards after-party together. But the rumors hit overdrive when they were spotted holding hands as they made their way to their seats during the ESPYs.
So what’s really going on?
According to sources close to both Milian and Lil Wayne who spoke with TMZ, they’re not dating. Instead, they were just enjoying one another’s company publicly to get Milian’s face out there in order to promote upcoming music projects she has in the works (she is signed to YMCMB and signed with the music group in 2012). According to TMZ, the sources said that Weezy brought her to the show for press sake, but that’s about it.
If they were a couple, that would be very interesting considering the fact that she’s his artist as the founder of the popular record label. And oh yeah, it would also be interesting because of their exes. Milian used to be married to, and has daughter Violet with The-Dream. The-Dream used to be married to Nivea, and has three children by the producer and singer. Nivea also was involved with Lil Wayne, and has a son by him. Six degrees of separation anyone?
But what do you think of the possibility of them being an item? Considering that she just ended an engagement with Rap-A-Lot Records CEO Jas Prince, I would say that Lil Wayne is just a rebound, but who knows? Could be true love. Now that would be interesting…
Despite Domestic Abuse Case With His Ex, The-Dream Reportedly Marries New Girlfriend: “God Has Restored My Heart”
The-Dream believes in love!
Either that, or he really just likes getting married, because the producer and singer reportedly tied the knot yesterday with his new girlfriend. According to TheJasmineBrand, Terius Nash quietly wed his new girlfriend LaLaonne Martinez, introducing her by saying on Instagram: “THE MRS. I LOVE YOU with my Whole Entire Heart and Spirit, God has blessed me in a Time where any man would feel overcome! God has restored my Heart!”
The time that Mr. Nash is referring to is his current battle with ex-fiancée, and mother of his son, Lydia Seung Nam, who accused the producer of strangling her while she was pregnant. Ms. Nam also put out pictures of her injuries, and claimed that Nash threatened to kill her. He turned himself into the New York City police department and after posting bail, told the media that Nam was just trying to make a play for his money.
“They always telling me, you get this much money just know someone is always going to want it.”
It was also alleged that Nam made such claims so that she could stay in the United States. Her visa is set to expire soon and victims of crimes are given special visas to stay when they have to go forward with cases.
But back to the positive stuff.
Nash and his new love were spotted by photogs coming out of the San Francisco City Hall, she in a white lace gown and him in a tuxedo with a black top hat. So unless he was filming a new music video, they tied the knot the quick, easy and inexpensive way–at the courthouse. He posted a photo on his private Instagram page of his lady with both the engagement ring and wedding band on on the car ride home.
Nash was first spotted out publicly with Martinez in June, as he was just engaged to Nam late last year. This is his third marriage. He was married to singer Nivea from 2004-2008 and they have two children together. He also wed singer Christina Milian from 2009-2011 and they have their daughter together, Violet.
Congratulations to Nash and his new wife. Third time IS supposed to be the charm!
When we hear Nivea’s name we immediately think of the chorus “Been so loooong…” from one of her most notable features on Mystikal’s “Danger” back in 2000. Though the R&B singer dropped other singles after that time, it wasn’t long before she faded from the limelight and people started referencing her more for her relationships with Lil Wayne and The Dream than her smooth singing voice.
Last week we uncovered the 32-year-old singer in Atlanta and got to ask her everything we’ve been wanting to know for the past 10 years, like why her career didn’t take off as well as some of her competition back in the day, how she feels when people refer to her and the other mothers of Lil Wayne’s children as random baby mamas, what does she think about The Dream’s domestic violence allegations, and does she still consider Weezy the love of her life. Check out our candid interview with the mother of four and hear her plans for the next chapter in her life in the video above. Do you miss Nivea?
Towanda Braxton Celebrates 40th With “School Daze” Themed Bash — All Her Sisters Dress Up Except Tamar
Guess who turned the big 4-0!? Braxton sister Towanda threw herself an ’80s themed School Daze party. Unfortunately, it seems a lot of the attendees didn’t really get the memo. Some of them looked more ’90s than ’80s, and some folks (like singer Nivea) just threw on an afro wig and camel-toe inducing shorts and acted like it was a look from the back in the day. Trina rocked a Flashdance inspired look, but everybody else kind of did there own thing. Toni rocked a fringe vest, Traci wore an off-the-shoulder look with leather, and Tamar, well, she didn’t even participate, despite Towanda encouraging guests to dress the part. Instead, she rocked an LBD with a jacket and seemed to stay to herself or with their mother and father during the soiree. As you can see from the photos below and on the next page, she didn’t seem as enthused by the party as her siblings were.
Anywho, the birthday girl wore a majorettes sheer and fringed ensemble that she popped out of a box in. The look definitely showed off her fabulous frame and the event at Compound in Atlanta also featured a live marching band and dancers, DJs working from a huge boombox stand, graffiti of the sisters and more. Check out more flicks from the party below and on the next page and let us know if you think these folks played the ’80s theme well of if they missed the mark. Happy belated birthday Towanda!
Lauren London Wants You To Stop Trippin’ About Her Relationship With Lil Wayne’s Other Babies’ Mamas
Lil Wayne is a walking, talking, breathing baby factory. Well, not really. He only has four children. But when you take he fact that all four children are by different women into consideration, it just seems like he’s reproduced way more times than he actually has. One thing most people have to admit about the “High School” rapper is that he doesn’t make headlines to often for having “baby mama drama.” Instead he attracts media attention for how well his children’s mothers get along. Lauren London, however, says that she’s sick of talking about it because it’s not as big of a deal as people make it out to be. The Game actress the cover girl for an upcoming issue of Jet and during her interview, with the mag, she expressed her frustration over people’s infatuation with the relationships she has with her son’s siblings and their mothers.
“People like to make it into this big thing, but it’s really not. There’s peace and love and my son knows his siblings. We all get along. We all clearly keep getting along. I’m tired of talking about it. What else do you want me to say?” The Game actress told the magazine.
She also says she’s pretty “blunt” when it comes to untrue things being said about her.
“I’m very blunt and honest. I have a very loyal heart. If I love you, I ride for you if I don’t f*** with you, I don’t f*** with you…If you want the truth, call me.”
What do you think? Are people making a big deal about all of this?
Rumor has it that 31 year old R&B singer/baby maker Nivea is with child once again. And the streets are saying that it’s Lil Wayne’s baby. Well, maybe it’s not so much the streets as it is Nivea herself. Supposedly, at Nivea’s recent birthday celebration, someone overheard her telling another guest that Wayne was excited about the new baby. If this is true this will be Nivea’s fifth child. She has three from her marriage to The Dream and one from Lil Wayne born in 2009.
You may not remember but Nivea was actually with Lil Wayne before she married The Dream. Back in July 2003, she told Sister2Sister Magazine how Wayne proposed to her around Christmas time in 2002:
[He said] ‘I got your Christmas present with me and you’re gonna love it. It’s gonna make you smile. He got down on his knee and he was like, ‘I know I’m young, but I’ve been through enough relationships to know and understand the meaning of what love is.’ He was just perfect. He told me that he wanted to spend the rest of his life with me and he loved me. It was snot and tears at the same time.”
She went on to tell the magazine that if she didn’t marry Wayne, she would die a single woman. But that’s not exactly how it went down. When Wayne called off their engagement in December of 2003, to rekindle his relationship with ex-wife Antonia Wright (Toya), Nivea moved on and ended up marrying The Dream in 2004. The couple had a daughter in 2005 and twin sons in 2006. They divorced in 2007 when The Dream claimed that he “didn’t want to take this person [Nivea] and treat them a certain way based on what I was changing into, based on being bitter.”
Severe side eye.
After that, Nivea reconnected with Wayne, though he had gotten his ex girlfriend, Lauren London pregnant. After Nivea gave birth to their son Neal Carter in 2009, the couple got engaged again. And broke it off in 2010. On her Myspace page, she confirmed that Young Money singer Shanell Woodget was the reason behind their split. “Mood: betrayed Wanting everyone to know that Shanell (the background Slore that sings with Lil Wayne) is a piece of trash and not to be respected!”
Man what a story. This is certainly a VH1 movie…
We talk all the time about parents of blended families learning to be civil toward one another. Well, if ever there were a shining example of how to do this, it’s Lil Wayne’s baby mamas, all four of them (Sarah Vivian, not pictured above.) Recently, these women gathered together for Reginae’s 14th birthday at an Atlanta skating rink. We don’t know quite what to say about this photo, so we’re leaving it up to you: caption the thoughts of these three women and even the fourth one if you so choose. We know you all are quite the comedians, so we look forward to reading what you have to say.
Celebrities lose endorsement deals for all sorts of reasons.
In 2002, Britney Spears was dropped from Pepsi after being caught ordering a Coke, and was snapped by the paparazzi while drinking Dr. Pepper. Sharon Stone was dropped from all Chinese Christian Dior advertisements in 2008 for suggesting the country’s earthquake that claimed the lives of nearly 70-thousand people was the result of “bad karma” from Beijing’s policies in Tibet. And Priceline dropped William Shatner for being too good at his job. In his final commercial for the company, the Priceline Negotiator was killed off in a fiery bus explosion.
The latest celebrity to receive the axe from a major company? Rihanna. As the Daily Mail reports, the singer was dropped from Nivea Cosmetics for being “too Hot”.
The star appeared in a series of adverts for the firm, which was a sponsor of her world tour last year, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the company.
And now cosmetic tycoon Stefan Heidenreich – the new head of Nivea’s parent firm, Beiersdorf – has told German media that the singer should have been considered a ‘no go’ for the brand’s family image.
The 49-year-old said: ‘The advert starring Rihanna was a no go. I do not understand how Nivea can be brought into association with Rihanna.’
In one ad, a family is seen moisturising with Nivea while Rihanna’s sultry hit California King Bed plays in the background.
The original video of the song shows the star wearing stockings and lingerie writhing with a man on a bed. Heidenreich added: ‘Nivea is a company which stands for trust, family and reliability.’
Rihanna is off the hook (to employ a phrase from the 90′s) and everybody knows it. Not that she was exactly demure before, but after the whole Chris Brown debacle, she left the scene for a few months and came back more controversial than ever. She’s crass, sings about sex incessantly and was even photographed smoking a blunt. She parties hard, snaps back at critics and sends cryptic tweets obviously geared toward her ex-boyfriend (Chris Brown). Basically, she’s just your average 24-year-old…with a massive amount of money.
This isn’t new though. Rihanna hasn’t changed since she began endorsing Nivea. When she got the deal, the company said it wanted her to promote the brand to a younger generation. Nivea was an official sponsor of Rihanna’s North American and European “Loud Tour” and had a presence at each tour date. As Daily Mail pointed out:
When Nivea signed up the star last year they said they were ‘very excited’ to have her on board.
Nivea board member Markus Pinger said in a press release at the time: ‘Over the past 100 years, Nivea has been an iconic skin-care brand across the world.
‘Rihanna is a music icon and her digital footprint will help us bring our anniversary celebration to consumers wherever they are.’
So, why did Nivea flip the script and decide to demonize her and using a bizarre “we stand for family” defense to do it?
It’s not clear but somehow, no matter how much changes (and stays exactly the same), we’ve refused to define family as anything outside of husband, wife, and biological baby. In fact, Rihanna would fit just fine into a “family” image if we stopped using the word “family” to discredit others’ existence. Does Rihanna not fit into the “family” image because she’s not a wife and mother? Can’t she be a sister or a daughter or a cousin who lives with us? She’s 24 for goodness sakes and the company is selling lotion not wedding rings, bassinets and Sesame Street toys. Single chicks are still someone’s family member and single chicks get ashy legs too.
Rihanna could certainly afford to tone it down on the sexual front, but is this really about her not representing the “family”? Considering Nivea’s history, it’s difficult to give them the benefit of the doubt. This is the same company that had to apologize after running a highly-controversial ad suggesting that black man needed to “re-civilize” themselves.
Considering that, I feel this decision goes beyond Rihanna’s fondness for raunch or her lack of a husband and child. Black celebrities know they walk a fine line when it comes to endorsements. Remember when Pepsi pulled Ludacris’s commercial because Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly called for a company-wide boycott? O’Reilly characterized Ludacris’ lyrics as “immoral” and a bad influence on youth. (Because Pepsi is for kids?) Pepsi responded by dropping the rapper and picking up Ozzy Osbourne of all people. In Rihanna’s case, sex sells, but sex with a black girl is still taboo with “ordinary” people. Though one big wig may encourage you to go topless and seductive to promote the company, another may throw you off a moving train for the same promotion. It’s not as though this company is against “Hot”. This same company uses people like Khloe Kardashian to promote anti-cellulite creams. Why? Because cellulite is not Hot. So, what’s really going on here?
What do you think?
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If you listened to the advice of Blu Cantrell back when she dropped “Hit ‘Em Up Style (Oops)” back in 2001, when your man wanted to get “buckwild” you needed to stick it to him via his pockets. That little random piece of advice had women everywhere blasting her jam out of their cars. But after dropping that single and the album So Blu in 2001, and Bittersweet in 2003 (which produced the Sean Paul-assisted “Breathe”), Blu Cantrell went MIA.
Or did she? After the fact, a few years later Cantrell was trying her hand at acting, appearing in the stage play Gossip, Lies and Secrets, and even did the usual stint on reality TV by showing up on the NBC program, “Celebrity Circus.” And yes, the show was about exactly what you’re thinking. But allegedly, Cantrell is leaving all that behind to get back to singing, and is in the studio with producer DeShawn Hendrickson, now prepping for a comeback. Will she be well received? Only time will tell.
Cute Kid Alert: Weezy And His Namesake, Nia Long And Her Boys at The Park, And The-Dream and Nivea’s Little Ones
Cute kid alert time! And with Father’s Day this past weekend, you better believe all the celebrity dads were out and about with their little ones. Lil Wayne was one of those folks, kicking it with his son, Dwayne Carter III and friends for game three of the NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and the Oklahoma City Thunder. Aside from the very curly hair, I’m seeing Weezy all over this kid’s face, don’t you agree?
He looks like a sweetie pie! Okay, so I don’t know him, but he looks very well-behaved and sweet…
Speaking of sweet, singer/songwriter The-Dream tweeted out a picture of his kids holding his Grammy gold. The kiddies pictured are London, Navy and Christian, his tykes from his marriage to singer Nivea. London and Christian are twins by the way. When it comes to his daughter, Violet, with Christina Milian, she looks just like him, but it’s safe to say that with these kids, Nivea’s got the stronger genes.
And in more adorable photo ops, Nia Long stopped by the park with her little men recently and decided to document the adorable-ness that is Massai and little Kez.
Last but not least, I had to share these adorable photos singer Tyrese posted via Twitter of his hilarious and adorable daughter Shayla. He says about the above pic, “She’s so gangsta … Already negotiating deals …” Gotta love it!
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