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Exclusive: Sara Stokes Speaks On Da Band’s Exclusion From Bad Boy Reunion, Domestic Violence Allegations

July 2nd, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Sunday evening, fans were treated to a special Bad Boy Entertainment reunion performance. Acts that were never expected to share a stage again reminded us why we were screaming “Bad Boy for life!” back in the early 2000s. However, there were also many acts that were not included in the reunion such as Craig Mack, Total, Carl Thomas and Da Band. We were recently able to catch up with Da Band member Sara Stokes, who shared her thoughts on the reunion, domestic violence allegations made against her, time spent behind bars and her new reality show “From The Bottom Up,” which airs on BET this fall.

Sara Stokes "Sneak Peek"MN: We hear that you have a new single coming out. Can we expect an album as well?

I definitely have an album coming out. The single will be released July 11th and it’s called “Sneak Peek.” It’s featuring Babz. Babz was obviously on [Making The Band 2] with me. Everybody knows Babz. She killed it. She has 16 bars on this song, so I’m excited. It shows more of a sexier side. It’s that women’s anthem. You have to know that you’re the sh-t. If you don’t know who you are, who the heck else will?

MN: Did you and Babz keep in touch after Da Band or did you recently reconnect?

We’ve always kept in touch, everybody in Da Band. They’re like family to me. We all went through some crazy stuff. There were like three seasons of “Making The Band 2.” We lived together. It was definitely an experience that I’d never take back, and I love them all like they are my family.

Babz will also be coming through on my new show. “From The Bottom Up,” produced by Nicci Gilbert, James DuBose and Queen Latifah. Look out for that. It’s going to be on BET this fall. It’s a docu-series, and it’s more about positivity. I’m tired of the negative overshadowing everything.

MN: I read on our sister site, Bossip, that the BET cameras were literally waiting outside for you when you were released from prison.

Yeah, that’s true. As soon as I stepped foot out into the world again, it was like lights, camera, action! What the heck? But you know, it was part of my story, and I’m glad that they captured that. That’s real, raw emotion, me stepping out for the first time and just seeing my children, my parents and everybody else that I love. I was like, ‘Wow, this is amazing.’ I had a different insight about everything anyway. When I came out, I heard violins, an orchestra, everything.

MN: How long were you in prison?

It was two and a half months I was up in there. Two and a half months of me, myself and I. Talk about that. You really, really find out who you are when you ain’t got nobody else but yourself up in there. I feel like it made me a better person. Sometimes, you do need to sit down for a minute and figure out what you’re trying to do in life. Like, ‘Okay, if this is not working out right here and this is messing stuff up, let me try it this way.’

Bottle Wars! 50 Cent Takes A Shot At P.Diddy & Ciroc

November 23rd, 2014 - By Courtney Whitaker
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50 Cent is up to his old antics again. This time it involves P. Diddy, Ciroc and a brand new liquor.



While attempting to promote his partnership with EFFEN Vodka, 50 cent took a jab at Diddy.

50 Cent posted a photo of Diddy dancing with an overweight woman, with the caption, Dam…50′s right, I’m EFFEN Up Right Now. Of course his followers light up his comment section and shamed him for making fun of an overweight woman. 50 Cent eventually deleted the photo and posted a more direct form of promotion, before deleting that too.

As for Diddy, the mogul indirectly responded by simply posting ads of his successful liquor business. Ciroc is estimated to be worth around $1 billion.

New @ciroc Ad !!!! #BlueDot #StepIntoTheCircle

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To Go To #TheNextLevel You Have To Surround Yourself With LikeMinded Individuals @KennyBurns @DeleonTequila

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The Power Of The B-E-A-R-D: 15 Famous Men With The Best Facial Hair

July 9th, 2014 - By Julia Austin
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15 Famous Men With The Best Facial Hair

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Sometimes good facial hair can bring out a man’s eyes, his cheekbones, his jawline and, well, our, as women, most primitive desires for a scruffy, gruff looking man! Here are 15 famous men with the best facial hair.






“Reject The Slander That Says A Black Child With A Book Is Trying To Act White” The Best Celebrity Commencement Speakers

May 6th, 2014 - By M A
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It’s a wonderful time of the year for college students around the nation. With young adults bidding farewell to frat parties, all-nighters and general recklessness, students are gearing up for one final hurrah: Graduation. So now seems as good a time as ever to take a look back at our favorite celebrity commencement speakers whose words we have no doubt will stick with these grads throughout the years.

Sean “Diddy” Combs Talks About Taking Revolt ‘To The Top’ & The Bidding War With J.Lo Over Fuse

May 6th, 2014 - By Ann Brown
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One thing Sean Combs has never lacked is confidence. And he proved this again at The Cable Show in Los Angeles when he revealed his to-the-top plans for his new cable channel, Revolt. During an open interview with Broadcasting & Cable, Combs and Revolt CEO Keith Clinkscales discussed how they are building a brand different from other cable networks.

One standout difference is its focus on music. “Music is one of the great cultural platforms for communications world wide. MTV changed their business model and BET changed their business model. We wanted to give music a home again,” said Combs.

“We’re not outsiders trying to catch up. We’re not big corporations trying to catch up. In six months we have become the No.1 music network socially on a day-to-day basis. We don’t cover the conversation, we create the conversation. In order to connect with these young people you have to have boots on the ground and we have boots on the ground,” he added.

Combs also spoke with the audience of industry professionals about losing out on the deal to buy Fuse network, reports Target Market News. He has gone so far to say that Revolt was used as a “pawn” to drive up the price for Fuse. NUVOtv, led by Jennifer Lopez,  ultimately outbid Combs. “The whole process was educational. A few folks have talked to us since then and they know we’re very serous so it’s been a good time for us. You also get a good sense of what you bring to distributors that’s unique. That kind of insight is valuable to them,” said Clinkscales.

Focusing on REVOLT, Clinckscales said there are particular measures of success. In Diddy’s talk about the Fuse bidding war, he holds up Revolt’s ability to compete after just months on the air as a sign how how far they’ve come in a short amount of time. But that’s not the only signpost. “We measure success with the advertising response that we’ve gotten,” said Clinkscales. “The channel has done deals with Fiat, Anheuser-Busch, H-P, P&G and other major brands. We had over 300 artists show up in our studios.”

And for Combs, the only place to go is to the top.

“We’re not just relevant, we’re influential” said Combs. “We like to do disruptive, fearless things. I promise you that I will make this the No.1 brand in music worldwide.”

Daddy’s Home! Diddy Announces New Stage Name For Upcoming Album

March 25th, 2014 - By Lauren R.D. Fox
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If you have been feeling nostalgic about the ‘90s, fear not, because Sean Combs, otherwise known as P.Diddy, or should we say, Puff Daddy, is taking it way back for you with a new announcement.

The 44-year-old rapper and mogul decided to switch from his millennial name of P.Diddy, back to his original stage name of Puff Daddy yesterday.

The Daily News reports, Combs decided to use his old stage name for his new album MMM. The album will be the first full work the iconic producer and occasional rapper has released in four years. The name change was revealed in the trailer for an upcoming music video for his new song, “Big Homie,” featuring rappers Rick Ross and French Montana.

Tweeting from his @IamDiddy Twitter handle, Combs set the record straight for fans and followers:

Fans reacted to the news in one of two ways: by stating that Combs is a confused mess, or by letting him know that they never stopped calling him Puff in the first place.  Not realizing how invested his fans were with his multiple aliases, Puff “P.Diddy” Daddy Combs continued to poke fun by posting both a tweet and Instagram picture that read, “#DiddyorDaddy???”



No matter if you are on #TeamDiddy or #TeamPuffy (or don’t give a you-know-what either way), set a reminder for yourself to make sure that you watch the “Big Homie” video next Tuesday (clearly this is important to…um…Puff). In the mean time, catch the trailer for it, below.

Touchdown? P Diddy Says His Next Goal Is To Become The NFL’s First African-American Majority Owner

October 24th, 2013 - By Ann Brown
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P Diddy has just launched Revolt TV, which he says will revolutionize television. Now he is already thinking about his next history-making venture.

During an interview with Bloomberg TV, Diddy revealed he wants to become the “first African-American majority owner” in the NFL.

“I’m more of an owner type of guy. So I have aspirations to become — it will happen — to become the first African-American majority owner,” Diddy said. “Not having a small stake but actually owning an NFL team. I think it’s time for that. A majority of the players in the NFL are African-American but there are no African-American owners. So that’s one of my dreams.”

Diddy told Bloomberg he’s constantly asked about Jay-Z’s Roc Nation sports agency and whether or not he should attempt the same thing.

“But then when I see my friend having a sports agency I support him,” Diddy said. “When I get the calls Oh we need to do Bad Boy Sports. I’m like no that’s not my lane. I stay in my lane. This is my lane I want to do. I’m just me. I do my own thing.”

If Diddy does make a move to become an NFL owner, it could change the face of the sport forever. Who knew that Diddy was such a big football fan?

[h/t CBS Sports]

Doing The Most: Did These Music Videos Go Too Far?

September 24th, 2013 - By M A
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Controversy and music videos seem to go hand in hand. From musicians exploring the dark side of human nature or pushing the envelope when it comes to religion, these 14 music videos certainly had us questioning their “artistic” elements, but we’ll let you be the judge.

Puff Daddy’s Little Girl: Chance Combs Drops Bars For Diddy On Instagram

August 16th, 2013 - By Lauren R.D. Fox
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Awww!! It looks like Diddy may have a new artist on his hands! He uploaded a video of  his daughter, Chance entitled: “Checkout Bad Boy’s newest rap sensation & recording artist…CHANCE COMBS!! With her first single ‘3 Little Muffins In The Bakery Shop'” and we have to say it’s the most adorable thing we’ve ever seen.

Check her out in the clip below. Would you buy her adorable “single” for your kids?


“Maybe You’ll Write A Better Review With This”: Kris Jenner Caught Bribing Folks For A Good Review Of Her Talk Show

July 24th, 2013 - By Clarke Gail Baines
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Oh, Kris…the struggle is real.

We told you earlier today that her new talk show Kris is not faring so well in terms of viewership and with the critics. According to reports, some critics have called the show “unwatchable,” and even “horrible, boring, [and] self-involved.” While I wouldn’t say it’s the worst thing I’ve ever watched (though all the promotion of her reality show and products is a bit much), I’m just wondering why Jenner, along with a lot of these other amateur talk show hosts, can’t do one episode without a guest host? What’s the point of calling the show Kris if you can’t carry it alone? According to reports, P. Diddy and Nene Leakes will be joining her in the upcoming weeks as co-hosts to help save that sinking ship.

Anywho, to get one critic on her side, Jenner reportedly turned to desperate measures. New York Post reporter Linda Stasi wasn’t feeling the talk show whatsoever, going as far to say on Access Hollywood Live that “She has as much right having a talk show as her dopey daughter with no talent had being a host of the X Factor.” Ouch! She was referring to Khloe Kardashian by the way. When Jenner caught word of this negative response to her new program, she sent a note to Stasi that said,

Dear Linda, Sorry you didn’t like the show. I’m still a huge fan of your column. Love and blessings, Kris.

P.S. When you think I’ve improved, maybe you will write a better review with this.”

By “this,” Kris was referring to the sterling silver pen from Tiffany’s that she sent with the note. She also sent along some cupcakes for Stasi according to the Daily Mail. Clearly money isn’t a thing for Jenner, but Stasi wasn’t impressed by the gift, and she actually took to Twitter to call Jenner out.

“Does this bribe make me look fat? Kris Jenner just sent me a Tiffany pen with which to write her a better review next time!Shockingly wrong!”

Photos of the pen have since been put out (but were acquired by Splash) and can be seen HERE with the note. What do you think of Jenner’s “gift” for the critic?