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You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who isn’t a fan of one of the men we have listed, and it probably has less to do with the music and more to do with their good looks. Check out our picks for the sexiest men in Hip Hop today!
By Asha Boston
To lose any amount of weight is something to be celebrated, but to lose more than 100 pounds? Wow! These famous faces managed to do it after getting serious about what they put in their mouths and focusing on exercise. As they will tell you, it’s an ongoing battle to keep the weight off, but so far, they’ve done a great job.
Tamela Mann has shown us the benefits of a healthy diet and exercise as she has shed more than 200 pounds (“Lost 246 pounds thanks to God, Family, and Y’all….”)! The gospel singer began counting calories when her husband, David, was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. The couple started to get serious about daily exercise and healthy eating. In an interview about the family’s new eating habits, Mann says, “For many African American families, a lot of the time when we sit down to dinner, we can have two or three starches in one meal. You can still have some, but you don’t have to have as many.” We have to admit, she looks great!
As a person with a long and interesting surname, I can always appreciate a good tongue twister or head scratcher when it comes to other people’s names. We’ve found that you all enjoy such quick glimpses into the lives of the people whose music is all over the radio, so here are few (make that quite a few actually) government names of rap stars that are quite the contrast from their colorful stage names.
While his look and his stage name are very colorful (many have likened his image to that of Jerome from “Martin”), James was actually born Nicholas Williams. No frills, just Nicholas (probably called Nick or Nicky). The Atlanta-bred rapper was actually born in Trinidad, so one can assume that the island influenced his rap name.
When Prince Fielder graced the pages of ESPN The Magazine‘s 2014 Body Issue, there were a combination of opinions being thrown around. Some thought he looked out of shape and didn’t need to be featured, and then there were others who felt that his body was built just fine for his sport (he’s a first baseman for the Texas Rangers). And then there was that other group, comprised mostly of women, who said things like this on social media about the body Fielder built:
“Beard & Belly, LOVE It!”
“Lawd Jesus! He works in mysterious ways!”
“So I just fell in love with Prince Fielder”
“Can I take him home???? I am in love!”
As one woman put it, there’s something very s*xy about a big man with a big body and an even bigger smile. So we agree with the ladies and not the haters: Prince Fielder is a cutie. Check out him, and our other picks for heavy and handsome men we love, because we like having a little somethin’ somethin’ to hold on to…
“I Was Shocked That They Weren’t Happy For Me”: Ledisi Says Some Women Weren’t Feeling Her Weight Loss
Losing a great deal of weight through hard work, healthy eating and exercise is a major accomplishment, and should be celebrated. But in everyday life, and especially in the entertainment industry where all eyes are on you, it can be something that isn’t always met with the greatest amount of support. Losing a few pounds always impresses people, but when you pop up a whole new you and drop many pounds, not everyone will always be so excited. Either you’re too big or you’re too skinny for some, and this is something we’ve noticed in conversations surrounding the transformations of Jennifer Hudson, Rick Ross and even Jordin Sparks too. And now, Ledisi says that she encountered people who weren’t as stoked about the changes she was going through. But she tells Sister 2 Sister in their August issue that for every detractor, there have been plenty more people cheering her on:
“It’s funny because when I started losing weight and stuff, there were some people predominantly women that were, like, shocked. And I was shocked that they weren’t happy for me. Then, I realized that’s just a few of them. There’s a lotta women who are happy for me and my evolution. So it’s a great thing.”
Ledisi is looking absolutely amazing these days, and when we spoke to her late last year, she said that she decided to drop some pounds after realizing that she wanted to improve herself and increase her happiness.
“When I had my last relationship, when you lose stuff, you start losing things and you start to think, what do I want to do better with myself? How can I improve myself? It was basically me deciding, what would enhance your life and make you have more fun? Because you’re not having enough fun. So I decided to go back to dance class and in dance class you’re forced to look in the mirror. And you’re rolling and moving and like ‘I don’t like that no more, I want to change it [laughs].’ So I started working on me and it forced me to work on me. If forced me to look in: Why do I eat the things that I eat? Why do I do what I do? It forced me to look at myself and I felt beautiful before but I feel more because I’m taking care of my body. I’m drinking more water, and I just did it for me.”
Rick Ross has been slimming down since last year, and according to E! Online, the rapper has dropped around 100 pounds with the help of CrossFit and better eating habits. For those who don’t know, CrossFit is a fitness regimen that is both a strength and conditioning workout, and helps to improve a range of things, including stamina, power, agility and more, all at the same time. Losing so much weight is quite a feat for the rapper, who has struggled with his weight for quite some time, but rarely let it bother him (hence him always taking off his shirt during performances with not a care in the world). So what spurred the big change of heart? In an interview with Tim Westwood in London last month, he said he just felt like he needed to do better when it came to his size.
“You know, I ain’t really keeping up on, you know, the amount, you know, of weight. I just, I just wanted to get in some better shape, you know what I’m saying,? Put myself in a better position. So I just, I still eat the way I want to eat, I just go to the gym. I do this s**t called, uh, CrossFit. I call it ‘RossFit.’ It’s called ‘RossFit’ now. What it is, is earlier this summer, Reebok had introduced to a trainer, and what he turned me on to was a training…Let’s say, for instance, if you got on a treadmill and you did that s**t for 30 minutes, yeah, you’re burning calories but you could be doing something that’s burning calories and building muscle at the same time. So it’s like, you’re working out a shorter time. I could go out and do some s**t for 20 minutes and you could be looking like this [flexes in camera], you heard me?
You know, the most I used to do for exercise was stand up to count the money…But now, they give me fruit to eat. I forgot what fruit, you know, tasted like. I eat pears now and s**t like that.”
Looks like all that fruit eating (“and s**t”) is working out well for him! Check out more photos of Ross all slimmed down below.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and the ladies we chatted with for this week’s edition of Hotness or Hot Mess proved that to a T. When we threw out the names Channing Tatum and Omari Hardwick we expected unanimous stamps of approval, but when these Los Angeles women turned around and gave Rick Ross and 2 Chainz two thumbs up while second-guessing “Being Mary Jane” cutie Stephen Bishop we had to throw out hands in the air with a WTF?! Shoot even Kel Mitchell was confused! lol Check out the surprising reactions the ladies had to these Hollywood men in the video above and give your own rating in the comments section.
The year 1994 marked the beginning of Hot 97’s epic annual Summer Jam concert. Twenty years later, the concert featuring the biggest names in hip-hop and r&b is still going strong and continues to showcase the biggest names in music. Here’s a look back at some of the most memorable moments from Summer Jam.
The Notorious B.I.G.’s Only Performance At Summer Jam
The year was 1995 and Bigge Smalls was the king of New York rap. The year before he released his debut single Juicy and then followed that up with the platinum-selling album, Ready To Die. When he descended onto the Summer Jam stage in ‘95 as the headliner, the crowd went wild. Dressed like a dapper don in a three-piece suit, Big had the crowd on its feet for his entire set. That would be the first and last time the Brooklyn rapper would perform for the radio station’s mega concert. He was shot and killed nearly two years later.
We’re back with another week of hotness or hot mess and this time around one of the ladies we found on the street hit us with a major curve ball. In the midst of asking her about Kevin Hart, Mekhi Phifer, David Beckham and Trinidad James (OK so we may have hit her with a curve ball first), she turned and threw a whole new name in the ring: Rick Ross. Though we have nothing against the M-I-yayo rapper — other than that whole molly rape lyric and the Trayvon Martin thing — to say we were completely thrown off when an LA woman pledged her undying love to him as her daily man crush would be putting it mildly. Check out the video above and tell us where these men fall on your spectrum, hotness or hot mess?
Self-importance is… well important, but when a person feels everyone should rejoice in their self-importance it becomes a problem. These narcissistic celebrities have taken a class or two at the school Kanye West, aka “Narcissism 101,” and are doing a pretty good job at feeling themselves and trying to convince us of just how special they are.
“Am I really just a narcissist/Cause I wake up to a bowl of lobster bisque? Rick Ross stays giving us glimpses into how great his life — and his tattooed belly — is. From his lyrics to his suave demeanor in interviews, we see that he clearly loves him some him, as evidenced by his latest album title “Mastermind.”