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Dame Dash Comments On Rumors About Jay Z Being Inappropriate With His “Wife,” Rachel Roy

May 28th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Catergate has come and gone, but the aftermath still lingers. Although things seem to be calming down on the Carter-Knowles home front, Jay and Bey’s blaring absence from Kanye West’s wedding seemed to serve as another red flag that things are not going as well as the family would like us to believe. Naturally, there are plenty of theories floating around as to why the couple pulled a no-show, but one particular theory leads right back to Catergate’s front door step. According to E!, insiders are stating that the hip hop power couple bailed on the ceremony to avoid being in the presence of Rachel Roy.

“Given Kim and Kanye’s list of celeb friends, surprisingly, they didn’t invite that many,” the source claimed. “They wanted it to be a small and intimate wedding. Jay Z and Beyoncé were invited but didn’t come, seemingly to avoid drama from Rachel Roy who was going. In the end, the wedding was full of love and super intimate.”

As you may recall, it was said that Rachel Roy played a role in Solange and Jay Z’s blowout fight the night of the Met Gala. Some even believe that it was sparked by Jay behaving inappropriately towards Rachel, who is the ex-wife of his former business partner, Damon Dash. Interestingly, Dame recently weighed in on the entire scandal and he doesn’t seem too convinced that Jay would try to move in on his “wife.”

“If he was tryna holla at my wife though, that’s kinda f*cked up. [laughs] But I don’t think he was doing that. That would be bad,” he told Hip Hop Motivation. “That would be dark. That means he really has some resentment but I would hope that that wouldn’t be the case.”

As for what he thought about the fight, Dame says it was hilarious.

“I thought it was funny because Jay is the kind of guy you don’t see him move like that that much. And when he does move, if it’s not that cool looking, then it’s going to be kicks. Also I feel like nobody teases Jay but me for some reason. It’s just the first time I’ve seen people freely expressing themselves.”

“I don’t think he should mad about it,” Dame continued. “I think he should be laughing. That sh*t was funny. Everybody fights. Girls done spit on me before but I be a little more ‘You better chill out.’ The shit is funny.’ Jay has to worry about perception because corporate people pay him. He really has to play that game. I thought what was ironic about it was people got to see how he played sh*t off. And how something crazy can happen and four seconds later when it’s cameras on they act like nothing is going on. I thought that was interesting to see that and how good he is at it. If people don’t like what he’s doing, he won’t get that corporate check.”

Watch Dame’s interview below.

#Facts: What You Should Know About Rachel Roy’s Relationship With Jay Z

May 15th, 2014 - By Madame Noire
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From StyleBlazer

So Rachel was in a position where –she started off as an intern– Dame was attracted to her and started assisting him. She got to be hands-on with the lines because being that she was dating him, he brought her into his business structure. So while he was running a record label and Roc-A-Wear, he had her there. She learned a lot about the business and Dame taught her as well. It helped her ultimately in the long run.

So, again, was there ever anything between Rachel and Jay? Naw. I doubt that. I doubt that highly. If that was the case, it would have come out a long time ago. I think people are reaching with that one.

What about after her divorce from Damon? I don’t doubt.. I don’t think so. She just doesn’t strike me as that type of person to be that devious or mean to date her ex-husband’s former partner. She doesn’t come across or carry herself like that. I don’t think so, but I’ve seen it happen. These things can happen… but I don’t see Rachel Roy doing that.

Do you know what set Solange off? I don’t know. It’s a possibility… I know Solange. And Solange is Beyonce’s “big sister,” even though Beyonce is older. She’s very protective over her sister. Me seeing what I saw, I can say that maybe she felt like her sister was disrespected in some way and as she normally does, she defends her.

Is Solange mentally ill or on drugs? Naw! No! Hell no. I don’t think Solange is on drugs at all. Not on hard drugs, anyway. Like I said, she’s very passionate about her sister. She’s very, very passionate. And Solange is a no tolerance, non-political, don’t care about the music industry or entertainment business [person]. She’s not a politically correct person. So she’s going to do what she feels, despite all the politics in the industry. She doesn’t care for it.

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Werk Mama! Celebrities Who’ve Established Successful Careers While Raising Children

October 28th, 2013 - By Meghan Reid
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Many women face the challenge of choosing between a career and children, but there are plenty who choose both. Raising children is the hardest job to have and to balance that with a successful career is even harder. These 15 celebrity moms have been in movies, television shows, on runways and red carpets looking stunning, full of energy and have even brought their little ones along to celebrate with them. Hard work, drive and determination have served these women well in their public and personal lives.

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Nia Long

Nia Long has starred in some of our most classic films like “Boyz in the Hood,” “Love Jones” and “The Best Man.” She’s been on episodes of “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” and many other projects and with the length of her career you may forget that she is a mother of two sons Massai, age 12 and Kez, age 1.

When The Money’s Gone: Damon Dash Claims He Is Broke & Can’t Pay His Bills

May 12th, 2013 - By Drenna Armstrong
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If this is true, Dame Dash is drowning in debt right now.

In a report by The New York Daily News, Dash filed papers on Tuesday saying is so deep in debt that he cannot pay his personal bills, which includes his rent in a Carmel, NY mansion where he is currently behind in rent by $100,000.

Over the past few years, Dash has lost two New York City lofts to foreclosure, his vehicle has been seized, he owes $2 million dollars in New York State taxes, an undisclosed amount in federal taxes and he says he’s facing criminal charges for non-payment of New Jersey state taxes.


On Thursday, Dame went to court to ask the judge not to garnish his wages (whatever they are). He says that at this time, his money goes to the following (your mouth will drop):

- He pays $24,000 every three months to his ex-wife, fashion designer Rachel Roy, for child support of their two kids, and to cover money owed on the lofts.

– New York state forces Dash to send another $4,341.10 per month for support of his son, Christian.

– He paid nearly $20,000 in garnished wages in late 2012 for other debts.

– And he faces a pending $40,000 tax payment for business earnings.

Dash says in paying for all that, he is barely keeping his business afloat let alone able to pay his personal bills.

Well, we can see how that could be the case.

Dame sent a message through his attorney saying:

“I’m an independent businessman and this is what comes from business.  I have the guts to fight my battles on my own and it’s entertainment to everybody else because I’m so cool about it.”

How “cool” can you really be when you’re obviously still spending beyond your means and barely have a place to lay your head?

It sounds like someone needs to put their pride to the side and get himself together.

Rachel Roy Launches Digital Magazine, The Life

April 5th, 2013 - By Tonya Garcia
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(Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

Fashion designer and Project Runway guest judge Rachel Roy has launched a new digital content portal, The Life, whose mission is to inspire women to live the life they’ve always wanted. Located on her website, the site also has its own hashtag, #RRTheLife.

The press release outlines the layout of the site, which includes five sections: Learn, Style, Giveback, RR/TV, and About, that covers everything from philanthropy to travel, food, and, of course, fashion.

In addition to the text content, there are a series of videos that feature interviews with women that Roy takes inspiration from, including FEED projects founder Lauren Bush Lauren and jewelry designer Jacquie Aiche. Check out the clip below for a sample of the first season.

Will you become a subscriber?

Better To Give Than To Receive: Designer Rachel Roy Talks About Giving Back

February 3rd, 2013 - By MN Editor
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Inspired by a recent trip to India, designer Rachel Roy recently celebrated her 39th birthday with a mission of giving, instead of receiving gifts. Roy has partnered with the charity: water campaign to raise $20,000 to give 1,000 people clean water in India. “Water changes everything. Diseases from unsafe water kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war,” explains Roy.

On What She Observed During Her Trip To India

This is my fourth year working with charity:water actually! I heard about them around the time of my 35th birthday and what I love most about charity:water is how simple they make the act of charitable giving. There are no rules or expectations, and you can donate as much as you feel comfortable giving.

During this time however, and through seeing how the dollars have been spent, I’m reminded just how essential clean water is in setting up a foundation for everything else in life. In a developing community, clean water is the most important commodity, and it’s such an easy gift for us to give.

On What We All Can Do To Give Back

I think it’s always best to start on a local level. You’ll know what needs attention and how to make the biggest change in your own community. A fantastic resource and a great place to start is Volunteers of America. It’s a nationwide database of all sorts of organizations that could use an extra pair of hands. It’s as simple as putting in your zip code to see what non-profits are active in your area.

Check out what else Rachel has to say on giving back as well as her goals for 2013 over on Essence.

Do you have time to volunteer?

Seen On The Scene: 14 Black Celebrities Out & About This Week

December 19th, 2012 - By gtetteyfio
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We love star gazing! And we know you do too. Check out these photos of our favorite black celebrities out and about!

The Look For Less: Get Rachel Roy’s Winter-Chic Look

December 14th, 2012 - By Temisha Palmer
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When it comes to exuding effortless style, designer Rachel Roy always gets it right.   And when she showed up to a screening of “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2” in New York City a few weeks ago, she looked absolutely great in a simple winter chic look.  By taking winter staples and mixing in a few trendy pieces, she shows us just how to create a fabulous look high on fashion without over doing it.  See how you can create Rachel Roy’s stylish look for less with just three pieces.

Down With The Brown? Celebrities Who Look Black…But Aren’t

August 27th, 2012 - By Kendra Koger
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Dear Readers, we at Madame Noire indulge in a lot of things.  Mostly philosophizing, qualitative matters, and world situations.  But in the midst of all this deep thinking (“So, if we get the soda with the meal it’ll be cheaper?”) we know that sometimes delving into the world of frivolity is sometimes fun.  With that being said:

Within North America sometimes if a person is of color, but their nationality isn’t as obvious, people tend to just categorize them as black (or being “mixed”).  However, in this big Melting Pot we like to call the U. S. of A. there are so many different nationalities, and even celebrities can get classified as belonging to one group when they are actually proud members of another.

Along with this frivolity, you’ll have to click; a small price to pay.

Cute Kid Alert: The Bosh Family Do It Big In Italy, Anthony Hamilton’s Newborn, and Much More!

July 31st, 2012 - By Clarke Gail Baines
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Did you hear? One of our favorite R&B crooners, Anthony Hamilton, is the father of a newborn son by the name of Princeton Harris Hamilton. Little man, whose photograph looks like something out of the Anne Geddes portfolio, was born at the beginning of June. He is joining already 20-month-old twin brothers Aaron Michael and Nolan Anthony. According to Black Celeb Kids, Anthony also has two older children from previous relationships: Anthony Jr, 22, Romero, 20, and Tristen, 14. Congratulations Mr. Hamilton!!!

Does this little lady look familiar? If you hadn’t checked out our Style to Steal from Friday, you should know that little Miss Thang is Ava Dash, Roy’s daughter with ex-husband, Damon Dash. They both hit up a screening of the film, “The Campaign” together. I can see both Rachel and Dame all over this young lady’s face!

And who is little Miss diva here? It’s Chance Combs of course! She was photo’d in her stunner shades and letting her curls breathe. Definitely a diva-in-training!

Chris Bosh sat out the Olympics this go-round as he healed from injuries during the NBA season. While on break, he also took time out to vacay with his growing family. Bosh, his wife Adrienne and their son Jackson took some photos during their jetsetting trip to Venice, and it’s clear that Jackson is growing up fast! Cute hat by the way Mrs. Bosh!

And last but not least, Mel B shared some photos of her girls vacationing and just spending quality time with their mum. Below is Angel, her 6-year-old daughter from her relationship with Eddie Murphy, 13-year-old Phoenix from a previous relationship, and the adorable Madison, her 10-month old with husband Stephen Belafonte.