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Torrei Hart isn’t the only person who can’t seem to get over their ex. In his recent interview with Uptown Magazine, rapper turned actor Common spoke about everything from violence in Chicago, the death of his dear friend J. Dilla and his relationship with Serena Williams.
Sitting, with the beautiful Selita Ebanks seductively and suggestively stroking his face, inside the issue Common explained what the reality of Rashid is really like. Check out some of the highlights below.
On almost marrying Serena Williams:
Common is single now, and enjoying his unattached life, but says he believes in marriage. He thought it would happen with Williams, but he is taking his time now before he jumps into something else. “If I’m in it as much as I was with Serena, as much as I loved her…it takes time to heal and find that peace to be able to move on.”
On being labeled as “soft”:
“I’m hardcore which to me is coming from the heart. Putting your heart on that paper and being true.”
Speaking for the first time on the death of close friend and industry peer J. Dilla:
“He was physically deteriorating. It would be sad for me to see. You know you coming home healthy. You feel guilty. It brought my own immortality to the forefront […] Until I did ["Rewind That"], I wouldn’t answer questions in interviews about him. I wouldn’t keep pictures around. That song has been part of my process in dealing with it still.”
On his tenth album Nobody’s Smiling and the youth of Chicago:
“One way of giving back is by having young Chicago artists on the album. This album is an action to increase awareness to people in the city. I owe it to Chicago […] The most beautiful thing about this project is it’s not ahead of its time, it’s not a throwback album. It feels like today. I feel like a new artist. There are people out there that don’t know my music, but they know me from acting. Some don’t know me at all.”
I find it so interesting that Common always finds a way to bring Serena’s name up–or agrees to talk about her so often in his interviews. I didn’t think too much of it until I heard that Serena straight up called Common one day and asked why he was always talking about her when they were no longer together? You’d think that maybe he’d pull up. But naw, she confronted him in 2010 and it’s 2014 and you just read her name. Perhaps Common is lamenting the love he lost. Who knows. But do you think he should chill a bit?
Now that Common has lifted his personal ban on dating industry women, has he found love in the arms of actress Regina King? For quite some time now, there have been rumors that the Chicago rapper has been dating the former “Southland” actress. During an interview with The Rickey Smiley Show, Common addressed those rumors.
“Nah, I mean I love Regina King as an actress and I think she’s a beautiful woman,” he explained. “I haven’t even talked to Regina King in a little while. I seen her somewhere, but um nah, that’s not true.”
He also expressed that out of all of his famous exes, if he had to, he would be most willing to do a relationship do-over with Serena Williams.
“Um, probably Serena. Yes, point blank she’s just a good person and when we broke up, it was one of these things where we just weren’t ready at that time. I probably would be at a new place, she would be at a new place and it might work out.”
However, he doesn’t seem like he’s trying to go there.
“The only love there is tennis,” he said in response to a question about whether or not he still loves the tennis star. “You know what I’m talking about? [Laughs]. Nah, I do got love for Serena, I ain’t gonna lie. I got love for her, that’s my buddy.”
Listen to his interview below. Do you think Common and Regina would’ve been a good match?
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Over the past few weeks, Common has spoken quite openly about his relationships with both Serena Williams and Erkyah Badu. During a recent chat with The Breakfast Club, he went on to further expound on his relationships with these celebrity women, as well as his past relationship with actress Taraji P. Henson.
While the actor and rapper says that he was definitely serious about both Erkyah and Serena, it doesn’t really seem that a reunion between either couple is likely.
“It’s like once I’ve experienced that person its like man, sometimes life goes on,” he explained. “I can’t say I never would go back but Serena and Erkyah was the most serious relationships that I had as an adult and after, it’s one of those things, it’s like, ‘I have to move forward.’ It was real love right there. Both of those women I could’ve married. I was like if I’m not supposed to be there, we’re just supposed to be friends.”
Speaking of marriage, Common doesn’t seem too sure that he’ll be making the big leap in the future—or ever.
“I don’t know. I was thinking about that last night while talking to one of my lady friends. I don’t know if I’m marriage material, maybe someday” he expressed.
“I be focused on my music and my work a lot. Sometimes that’s hard to balance with a relationship. I do like relationships, but a lot of times when I’m in relationships, I don’t make my best albums. Put it this way, I would have to find the right relationship. You know, a woman who understands the time that you gotta give. to your work. That’s really what it is.”
He also further explained his previous comment that Erkyah has that “good good.”
“The hood knows what it is. Erkyah got something with her, she got something special. Erykah a raw girl, she got a lot to her. She’s from the hood, point blank. She’s just one of those people from the hood that’s artsy, artistic, spiritual, she’s got a lot to her.”
As for the public believing that Serena broke his heart, Common had this to say:
“Me and Serena was together. We broke up. I don’t know specifically her and Drake, it felt like obviously something was going on [after we broke up], I ain’t dwell on it too much. I ain’t have no problem with that, you do what you do. After a while I felt like in some of Drake’s songs he was saying stuff that was subliminal to me. And I was like, you just don’t know nowadays cats be doing them sneak disses and after a while it was like I’m just going to come out and say what I need to say. It was a show I was at and I left and Drake said something out to the crowd, some tough stuff. So then I was like, ‘aight, it was that time’ because I knew he was directing it to me. We kept it on record and after that it was squashed.”
The Chicago rapper-turned-actor also confessed to confronting Serena about her relationship with Drake.
“I definitely talked to her about it. At the end of the day, once she aint ya lady, what can I say? It don’t have nothing to do with me at that point.”
He also seemed to confirm rumors that he once had a thing with Kerry Washington by releasing a bashful giggle.
“Easy, easy. Ain’t no scandal here. She’s married now.”
Out of all of his celebrity exes, Common says his mama loved Taraji the most.
“My mother loved Taraji and funny enough she got cool with Serena even more after we broke up.”
Watch Common’s full interview on the next page. Thoughts?
Serena Williams held hands with her sister Venus as the two walked off Court 1 yesterday at the Wimbledon Grand Slam tennis tournament. The pair had to forfeit their match after Serena fell ill, appearing, according to The New York Times, to be “disoriented and adrift.”
She began displaying symptoms during their warm up, and had to be visited by the doctors who took her blood pressure and tested her basic coordination. The top-ranked player in the world — and one the best tennis players in the history of the game — had trouble simply catching balls tossed to her by the ball boys and hitting over the net.
After fighting through the first three games, and going down 3-0, the sisters retired from the match. It’s reported Serena has a viral illness.
Three hours after the match, Serena released the following statement:
I am heartbroken that I’m not able to continue the tournament. I thought I could rally this morning, because I really wanted to compete, but this bug just got the best of me. I want to thank my sister, Kristina, Stefanie, and our teams for their support. We were all looking forward to a great match.
She and her sister Venus have won the Wimbledon doubles championship five times. Both Williams sisters were ousted from the tournament during week one, with Serena losing to number 25 seed Alize Cornet.
Serena posted the photo above on her Instagram page just this morning. We hope she’s resting well and will be back on the court in time for the US Open next month.
In a shocking development, Serena Williams, the women’s number one player in the world, was ousted from Wimbledon, falling to number 25-ranked Alize Cornet, making this third-round loss her earliest exit from the tournament since 2005. Serena Williams, now 32 years old, has won Wimbledon five times, the last time in 2012.
“I worked really hard coming into this event,” Williams said after the shocking loss. “Sometimes it happens. You work really hard — maybe it’s not for today; it’s for tomorrow.”
Cornet recently beat Williams, besting her in a Dubai tournament in France.
Serena’s sister Venus also lost her third round match against the 2011 Wimbledon champ Petra Kvitova in three sets. The 34-year-old wasn’t expected to win, but has won five times previously, the last time in 2008. In 2011, she was diagnosed with Sjögren’s syndrome, an autoimmune condition that causes fatigue, among other symptoms. That coupled with her age has prompted lots of questions about when Venus will retire.
“No, people have been trying to retire me since I was like 25,” she said after the match. “For some reason, in tennis, we always do that to our players. It’s weird. We don’t encourage them to stick around.” She says she plans on sticking around for the foreseeable future.
And both sisters will also be sticking around at Wimbledon where they’re still competing on the doubles side. They’ve taken that title five times as well.
For tennis fans out there, today is a glorious day indeed: the start of Wimbledon is here, the most prestigious tennis tournament in the whole of the sport. Unfortunately for American fans, the beginning is also the end for one top player. Sloane Stephens, the 21-year-old player who has steadily been making her way up the ranks, was ousted from the tournament on day one, losing to 109th-ranked Maria Kirilenko 6-2, 7-6 (6).
“An American seeded 18th, Stephens had held the longest active run of fourth-round appearances at majors by a woman, dating to a semifinal showing at the 2013 Australian Open,” reports SI.com.
Meanwhile, Serena Williams is hoping to avoid the same fate after being bounced out of the French Open just a few weeks ago in the second round. When asked during a press conference how long it took her to get over the shocking loss, she responded, “Who says I was over it?” Oh boy… sounds like Serena is fixing to get back on point. Which could spell trouble for Maria Sharapova. The fifth-ranked player is the 2014 French Open champ and the Wimbledon champion from 10 years ago at the age of 17. The player she defeated: Serena Williams.
With a recent tournament win under her belt and the reigning champ in retirement, there are a lot of eyes on Sharapova.
Williams will have to get through a number of other top-ranked players to take the tournament, but she’s always a contender. And we can also keep an eye out for Madison Keys, a 19-year-old American, ranked 47, won her first career tournament this weekend in England. The win will push her up to number 30. She’ll be playing against Puerto Rico’s Monica Puig tomorrow. ESPN is saying that she could “shock.” We’ll be keeping an eye out. (And thanks to @Del_10is_tweets for the heads up on this news.)
Who will you be rooting for?
Many of us have the burning desire to leave behind an electrifying legacy — who wouldn’t want to touch and move the world, even after death, like the late, great Maya Angelou? Beating us to the punch, scads of women have already made their indelible mark in history. Not only have these ladies excelled in industries that include music, sports, big business, and film, but they have managed to shatter records and/or become “firsts.”
Let’s take some time to applaud the women who have paved the way for others to follow in their trailblazing footsteps!
Uninvited wedding guests can be quite annoying to a bride and groom on their special day. But when that wedding crasher happens to be a notable celebrity, well then, they may go from wedding crasher to guest of honor. Over the weekend, while vacationing in South Beach, Miami, tennis star Serena Williams stumbled across wedding party while sporting a leopard swimsuit. So what did she do? She posed for photos with the new couple!
A clearly amused Serena later shared the photos to her Instagram page where she referred to herself as a “bikini wedding crasher.”
She looks amazing by the way.
Beauty is in the eye of the holder and for these celebs who have jungle fever, they see no color when it comes to dating someone outside of their race.
Perhaps best known as magneto in the blockbuster franchise X-Men, Michael Fassbender knew he wanted to be an actor since he was 17 years old. His first role came in the television miniseries “Band of Brothers.” The German-Irish actor has been romantically linked to actress Nicole Baharie and Leasi Andrews. He also dated Zoe Kravitz for several years. Recently rumors were sparked last month when the 12 Years a Slave actor was spotted hugging and kissing supermodel Naomi Campbell while dining at a London restaurant.
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In a shocker that’s got tennis fans saying “Sacre Bleu!” both Williams sisters have been ousted from the French Open in the second round of the tournament. USA Today is calling it the “worst defeat” of Serena’s career, having lost against Spain’s Garbine Muguruza who, at 20 years old and ranked number 35, had never won a set — let alone a whole match — against a high-ranked player. The score was 6-2, 6-2.
“It was one of those days,” Serena said once the match was over. She was the defending champion and the favorite to take the whole tournament on the women’s side. The 32-year-old has been called one of the best tennis players to ever step foot on the court (perhaps the best woman ever) and is said to have the best serve in the game (also, perhaps ever). Serena has 17 Grand Slam tournament wins under her belt.
“Her footwork made it look like she was playing in quicksand rather than clay,” writes USAT. In their previous meeting at the 2013 Australian Open, Serena won easily, 6-2, 6-0.
Venus Williams, who has been struggling with her health for some time now and has fallen down to number 29 in the rankings, also lost her match against Anna Schmiedlova, a 19-year-old from Slovakia. Venus took the first set, but lost the following two 2-6, 6-3, 6-4.
Venus, at 33 years old, is a seven-time Grand Slam champion though she’s never won the French Open. She’s had a tough time making it past the second round in these major tournaments over the last couple of years, losing by the second round in eight out of the past nine.
Many fans had anticipated a third round match between the sisters. Now the field is wide open on the women’s side with some saying Maria Sharapova is the new favorite.