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My mom always tells this story about my parents’ first few years as a married couple. My dad’s side of the family had rented an RV and was going on a road trip. Naturally, as my dad’s new wife, my mother was invited. She was just waking up from a nap in the back of the RV when she heard my grandmother, my dad’s mom, talking about cooking.
“I have to cook something good for you because I know your wife is not feeding you.”
It was shade. The worst kind: mom shade. But immediately my dad responded.
“No, she cooks just fine.”
And that was the end of the conversation. It was a small thing but to my mother, who was pretending to be sleep at this point, it provided the reassurance that her new husband had her back, even against the first woman in his life, his mother.
I always remember that story because, just like so many of my parents’ interactions as a married couple, it set the tone for how I think marriage and romantic relationships should be.
It affects the way I interact with men and the way I interpret different types of relational conflict, in my friends and family’s lives and also on reality tv.
Friends, family and reality tv stars. What a world!
Generally, I find “Love and Hip Hop Hollywood” to be a hot booty mess, yet deliciously entertaining. So I watch. And I’ve surmised, that at this point, the people who seem to have the most sense on the show are Omarion and his girlfriend Apryl Jones. I really like Omarion. And Apryl seems like a smart and level-headed woman. The two are pretty adorable together.
But according to the show, the biggest obstacle in their relationship is Omarion’s mother, Miss Leslie. Miss Leslie, who is 45 and has had some health issues, believes that as the mother of a celebrity, she should be taken care of. And unfortunately, she interprets Apryl (and maybe even their child) as a threat to her lifestyle. Like, Omarion might not be able to provide for her like he once did because, you know, he’ll have to take care of his child and girlfriend.
And she hasn’t been shy about letting Omarion and Apryl know where she stands on that. She told Apryl flat out that she didn’t like her, basically insinuating that she was after Omarion’s money.
On the show, while Apryl and his mother argue, Omarion takes a very laissez faire approach. And he confirmed his stance in a recent interview with Hip Hollywood.
HH: Do you feel like you ever have to pick sides?
Apryl: He throws it on me to like fix the situation.
Omarion: When you’re dealing with someone who’s older, they’re kind of set in their ways. I think ultimately my mom wants the best and I think that she can recognize that, regardless of how she deals with it. I try to not stand in the middle. I try to go far away from it. Because they’re intense. I’m intense and it’s a whole lot of intense going on.
Apryl: From his grandmother, to his mom, to his aunt, they’re strong women. So he can’t obviously date anyone who’s not strong either.
Omarion: To be honest with you, I really feel like it was a plus because–excuse me baby– some of the other women who I have brought to the crib, they couldn’t handle that nature. If you’re going to be with the fan, you got to handle your own and she can hold her own.
Apryl can certainly hold her own. But I’m sure she’d appreciate some relief from Omarion every once in a while because Miss Leslie will make you tired, honey.
Even Snoop Dogg agrees with that. Watch this video he posted about his opinion of Omarion’s mother.
Now that was disrespectful. And yet Omarion regrammed it.
But the issue is really bigger than Omarion and Apryl. Do you think a man should defend his woman against his mother? And at which point should this defense kick in, should it wait until that woman is his wife?
I know what you’re thinking, another “Love and Hip Hop Hollywood” trailer. Yes another one. But the reason we’re posting this new one is because not only does it provide a bit more insight about all the characters, this is the first time Lil Fizz makes an appearance. And I know I’m not the only one who thought that Lil Fizz was the finest member of B2K back in the day.
But before him, we watch Soulja Boi beef with his new girlfriend about cutting off his ex girlfriends.
Judging by how often Teairra Marie seems to be cussing, fussing and fighting, she’s likely to be the villain of this season. Initially, I thought Ray J just played her whole life but there may be something else going on with her because in every scene she was angry at somebody. I mean every scene.
And then Lil Fizz is shown tonguing down another woman. That would be all fine and good if his baby mama didn’t seem to have such an issue with the women he’s dating. Wonder if this is going to be another Traci Steele and Baby Drew type situation.
Either way, it looks interesting as all get out. And I’ll be tuning in to see what’s what.
The show premieres on VH1 on Monday, September 15 at 8 p.m.
Cornrows have been popular since the ’70s, but everyone (and their mother) was wearing them in the early ’00s, including many of the famous fellas whose music we do or did jam to. Here are 10 celebrity men who we were glad to see leave these looks behind:
When you see Jason DeRulo these days, he looks like this:
But as you’ll see if you click on the video below, at one point, while trying to get his career off the ground, DeRulo rocked some very interesting cornrows and a whole different sound:
We told you earlier this week that VH1 is bringing you yet another installment in the “Love and Hip Hop” franchise, and that is the Hollywood version of the show. It will star Ray J, Soulja Boy, Omarion and many more people trying to make moves in the industry. VH1 described the upcoming program, which will debut on September 18 at 8 p.m., like this:
“A new group of R&B and hip hop hopefuls have their eyes on the prize and are ready to deliver the shock, drama and scandal as only the #1 social show of the summer can do. With the music industry constantly evolving, these artists’ unwavering ambition keeps them hustling to stay at the top and willing to lay it all on the line.”
And just that quick, a teaser has been released of what viewers can expect from the show when it finally premieres. In it, we see quick glimpses of Soulja Boy, Ray J and Omarion moving around with the women in their lives. And near the end of the short trailer we find out that Omarion’s girlfriend, Apryl Jones, doesn’t get along too well with her man’s mother, Leslie Burrell. When asked how by Jones how she feels about her, Burrell tells her, “How I feel right now, I do not like you.”
Not going to lie, this show looks like it will be entertaining (with a side of ratchet), and wherever Lil Fizz goes, my eyes will follow. But check out the teaser for yourself below and let us know if you think you will tune in come September.
This cute little guy is Kameron, the son of former B2K member Lil Fizz (he was the one with the curly hair always trying to rap).
Fizz’s real name is Dreux Frederic, and he will be one of the new cast members of “Love and Hip Hop Hollywood” alongside the likes of Ray J and former B2K bandmate, Omarion. He has been doing the independent rapping thing since the group split in 2004, as well as a little bit of acting (did anybody see Steppin: The Movie? Yeah, me neither). And during that time he had a son, cutie Kameron Frederic, with ex-girlfriend Moniece Slaughter. The little guy is growing up fast, and as you can see, he looks a great deal like his handsome pops. Ten years later and I’m still out here fawning over Lil Fizz. He still looks good!
But back to the task at hand…check out more shots of Kameron and his pops below and on the next page.
Omarion, whose real name is Omari Ishmael Grandberry, and his girlfriend Apryl Jones welcomed their son Megaa into the world recently and the couple are just tickled pink about his arrival as they should be. They both posted some pretty adorable pictures on Instagram and Omarion’s birth announcement is to die for.
Two days ago, he uploaded the above picture with the caption: “Babe @aprylsjones [emoji for water] just broke. #abouttobeafather #mylilME&herlilHIM [prayer hand emoji] [100 emoji] wish us health. Bless up!
Then today, he posted this adorable shot of him holding little Megaa and wrote:
This caption gave me so much life. First props to Apryl for pulling off this type of delivery and Omarion’s excitement over the birth of his boy is just too precious. And we can’t forget the hashtags.
Apryl also uploaded a photo with her two faves resting in bed.
A few days before her water broke, Apryl made Omarion her man crush Monday, which is not at all unusual but she also seemed to make an announcement about their future as a couple.
We certainly wish the best for these two and their son Megaa.
Singer Omarion and his lady Apryl Jones, who is toting a “bump, bump, bump” (Get it!? B2k? Nevermind…) are expecting their unborn son to arrive in the next few weeks. To celebrate this new stage in their lives, the two threw a beautiful baby shower in Los Angeles this past weekend.
The mother-to-be wore a custom Haus of Milani gown that was both sheer and adorned with lace blue and coral embroidery, which hugged her baby bump. The bash took place poolside with friends (including the Haus of Milani designer and Karen Civil) and family hanging out and taking pictures. Both Jones and O looked great, and happy, on their big day.
And not too long ago, Omarion spoke about the conception of their son on The Breakfast Club and didn’t hold anything back:
“I really have a special lady in my life and we just connected on that level and it was time for that. It wasn’t planned but it was a real turnt up night. It was during my birthday weekend, it was one of those things and it was kind of like a question like ‘baby are you sure’ and I was like ‘baby I’m sure.’
It’s kind of like one of those things like, should I pull out?” he continued. “And, I don’t know and then it was like okay.”
Check out more shots of the baby shower attire and designs below and share your thoughts.
Former B2K singer Omarion Grandberry is expecting his first child with girlfriend, Apryl Jones. And interestingly, he recently discussed the decision the led to the conception of his unborn son. Though he says that the pregnancy wasn’t exactly something they had been planning for a long time, he seemed to allude to the idea that he intentionally got her pregnant after nearly a year of dating.
“I really have a special lady in my life and we just connected on that level and it was time for that,” he told The Breakfast Club. “It wasn’t planned but it was a real turnt up night. It was during my birthday weekend, it was one of those things and it was kind of like a question like ‘baby are you sure’ and I was like ‘baby I’m sure.'”
“It’s kind of like one of those things like, should I pull out?” he continued. “And, I don’t know and then it was like okay.”
The singer-turned-actor and rumored reality star danced around recent reports that he’s slated to appear on VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop LA.”
“I can’t confirm that,” said the father-to-be. “I’ve been doing this for a long time—entertainment—and I think there is another part of me that people don’t really understand. So if I did get the opportunity to let people in my life and get another opportunity to understand who I am, I wouldn’t mind it.”
As for those long-lived gay rumors, O says:
“I’m so tired of the world trying to sex-play Omarion. They want me to be gay so bad. I come up from a time where privacy and mystique was important. So a lot of the chicks that I’m sure y’all know that I definitely smashed, I’m not going to discuss that.”
Watch Omarion’s interview below.
The last few years haven’t been the greatest for Keri Hilson when it comes to music. She hasn’t put out an album since 2010, and that last effort, No Boys Allowed, wasn’t necessarily album of the year caliber. And let’s be honest, people haven’t always been the nicest when talking about the singer, probably because of past allegations of ish talking when it comes to other big singers like Beyoncé and Ciara. But aside from all that, Hilson is really a talented artist, especially when it comes to her writing abilities. In fact, she actually has helped write many hits for big names as a part of the writing team, The Clutch (which included Candice Clotiel “Gg” Nelson, Ezekiel “Zeke” Lewis, Patrick Michael “J. Que” Smith, and Balewa Muhammad) as well as on her own. So what songs have you been jamming to that she contributed to or wrote on her own? Let’s take a look and see shall we?
Maybe it’s because I’m almost 6’0″ myself, but it’s interesting to me to see how many fellas in Hollywood are a lot shorter in person than they look on television. They make up for a small size with big talent, big personality and/or big enthusiasm on-stage and on-screen, and they even date the most beautiful women. But still…we can’t help but notice. Here are 14 celebrity men who we could fit in the back of our pocket.