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What can I say? Some rappers just really, REALLY like to show that they care about and appreciate people with permanent tattoos. Jim Jones got Chrissy Lampkin’s face tattooed on his arm. And Nicki Minaj’s alleged assistant (but we all know that’s her boyfriend) Safaree sat for hours for a huge tattoo of the Barbie on his arm. Now The Game is showing his appreciation, not for on-again, off-again fianceé Tiffney Cambridge, but Nelson Mandela. No, seriously. And the tattoo is pretty friggin’ huge.
On his Instagram account just hours ago, Game posted a photo of the image of Nelson Mandela staring out of the prison cell bars on Robben Island permanently drawn on the side of his body. Here’s what he had to say about the tat for his fans and followers:
“The finished “Nelson Mandela” lookin out of the prison bars by @NikkoHurtado done on my side. 7 hour sitting…. Few more hours to tie in the tats around it & we solid. #NelsonMandela #RIP #Legend #Leader#Freedom #Peace #Equality #Tattoos #SouthAfrica”
That’s right, he’s not done just yet! We’ll be sure to share the finished product with you when the rapper posts it on his Instagram. While there are many ways to celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela, if Game wants to do so in a more permanent manner, hey, I guess it’s his body, right? Plus, the tattoo is pretty nice! Share your thoughts on the rapper’s new body art and let us know what you think.
After two seasons of Marrying The Game, most of us couldn’t tell you if the former G-Unit rapper and his longtime fiancée, Tiffney Cambridge, will ever make it down the isle. However, one thing that we do know for sure is that he’s totally in love with his adorable three-year-old daughter, Cali. During a recent appearance on Arsenio, fans ooh’d and ahh’d as they watched the gangster rapper turn to mush and nearly shed tears while discussing the joys of raising a baby girl.
“For any man that has a daughter, she means more to me than life itself. When I look into her eyes, that’s all I need to do to get me going. I’m motivated when I look at that little girl,” he expressed.
The rapper-turned-reality-star then went on to reveal just how enamored with Cali he actually is.
“It’s almost like she’s a friend or somebody else’s child. I’m so intrigued. I study her. She’s like, ‘Daddy, what are you looking at?’ I’m just like, ‘YOU!’he continued.
Not wanting to look like a cry baby on national television, he then joked that if the conversation continued, he’d probably start tearing up.
“She means everything to me. That’s my cut off time because if I talk about her for more than 30 seconds I’m gonna cry.”
“This is my family. This is my balance. Once I walk out that door life.”
How freaking adorable!
Turn the page to see what happens once Cali joined Arsenio and The Game on the set.
Pooch Hall may no longer be playing the role of Derwin “DingDong” Davis on BET’s popular sitcom The Game, but that hasn’t stopped him from securing roles in other popular TV shows and films. His latest project is a romantic comedy titled, Zulu Wedding, in which he will be starring in alongside Anthony Anderson and former Victoria’s Secret Angel Selita Ebanks.
“I’m about to head over to the motherland… South Africa. Myself, Anthony Anderson and the beautiful Selita Ebanks, we’re going to be doing a romantic comedy called Zulu Wedding,” Pooch told HipHollywood.
The 36-year-old actor went on to reveal that this will be his first time starring in a movie as the lead actor.
“It’s my first lead role. So how do you like me now?”
When asked which details he’s allowed to give up about the film, he responded:
“Let’s just say, there’s a lot of kissing,” he said trying to keep from smiling. “My shirt will be off a little bit. No… it’s a great story about a girl who is from an African culture, who is in America just getting that culture and learning that culture. She falls in love with mwuah and she tells her family, and they aren’t trying to hear it. They say you better come back to Africa because you’ve been promised to the prince.”
If you’re thinking that the plot sounds similar to Coming To America, Pooch says it is similar, but reversed.
“It’s the reverse. It’s a remix, but it has nothing to do with Diddy,” he joked.
This movie sounds like it has the potential to either be really good or really bad. But I suppose we have to wait and see how it all turns out.
Watch Pooch’s interview on the next page.
Over the summer, BET got dragged into the middle of an ugly lawsuit with a woman named Stacey Mattocks, the fan responsible for creating the famous Facebook page that urged producers to bring back The Game after the sitcom was canceled by its original network, The CW. Once BET decided to revive the series, they used Stacey and fans like her, who protested against the show’s cancellation, as a means of promoting the show’s return. The page, which was first created in 2008, acquired 750,000 “likes,” later grew by nearly 100,000 “likes” per week as BET promoted the series’ return.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, BET initially offered to pay Stacey $30 per hour as a freelancer for her social media efforts, but they eventually wanted something more permanent, and reportedly offered to pay Stacey $85,000 to promote The Game via social media over a one-year period.
“BET was searching for a more ‘permanent’ way to capitalize on the FB Page and Mattocks’ efforts. Therefore, on December 15, 2010, BET submitted a proposed contract to Mattocks that would have paid her a maximum of $85,000.00 over a one year period. Mattocks declined this offer because it was unreasonably low, would have stripped her of all rights to the FB Page, and, moreover, could have been terminated at any point by BET, with or without cause.”
Once the series premiered, the page garnered 3.3 million “likes”
“In newspaper and magazine articles, Mattocks was credited by BET executives for playing a critical role in reviving interest in the Show and making it a massive success with viewers.”
One issue, however, remained: Stacey refused to relinquish rights to the Facebook page. The struggle continued and in 2011, Stacey even accused the network of having her page deleted by Facebook. Not long after, BET created their own page for the show; however, the page didn’t receive much attention from fans, so they decided to make Stacey another offer— $15,000 for the Facebook and Twitter page that she created. Stacey made a counteroffer for $1.2 million and BET declined. After much back and forth without reaching a resolution, BET sent Stacey a cease and desist letter, requesting that she stop her use of the network’s intellectual property. They also reportedly had Facebook remove Stacey’s page, which is something that she says caused her to lose income, since she formed media partnerships with multiple companies via said page. As a result, the insurance broker sued the television station for tortious interference, breach of contract, breach of good faith and fair dealing. She’s also suing for copyright infringement, as she claims the folks over at BET copied content from her page and used it on their own.
After several months of silence, between finally responded to the suit.
“The conversion claim fails at the outset because a ‘Like’ is not personal property in which Plaintiff has any possessory interest. As the Facebook page itself makes clear, a Facebook user who bestows a ‘Like’ upon a piece of content or a Page on Facebook remains in control of the ‘Like’ at all times and is free to ‘Unlike’ the Page or content as the user sees fit… To the extent a ‘Like’ is anyone’s ‘property’ it belongs to the Facebook user…”
“BET did not revoke Plaintiff’s license until Plaintiff admittedly and intentionally ‘demoted’ BET’s administrative rights so that BET could no longer update the Facebook page in its ‘sole discretion.’ Plaintiff’s allegations do not allege a breach of the terms of the contract and further show that Plaintiff herself breached the license agreement, thereby relieving BET from any obligations thereunder.”
It will be pretty interesting to see how this all plays out. Thoughts?
Jazmine Denise is an entertainment and celebrity news blogger. Follow her on Twitter @jazminedenise.
Bryce “The Blueprint” Westbrook is one of The Game’s premiere bachelors– and he’s quite the ladies’ man. But if you ask the man behind the character, actor Jay Ellis, he’ll tell you that he’s actually the polar opposite of the character he portrays on the popular BET drama.
“No, I’m not a player at all. I’m definitely a one-woman man for sure. My parents have been together for 32 years, so to me, love is a very special thing,” he recently shared with NecoleBitchie.
He adds that he believes love is something to be cherished.
“It’s a gift. It’s what life is for. It’s what it’s made of… to share with somebody for the rest of your life. I’m looking forward to that.”
As for the qualities that he looks for in a potential partner, he says that a love for children is very important.
“Ambitious. S*xy. Can cook. Confidence. Communication. A woman who wants to be a mother, ’cause I want kids. I love kids so I want kids. I don’t want ‘em that soon or a bunch of them or nothing like that, but I want kids. Education.”
He goes on to say that although the aforementioned qualities are important, so is a sincere and undeniable connection.
“There’s so many things, but at the same time a spark is a spark. Love is love. When you find it, you gotta run with it.”
Oh, and if you’re wondering what he’s been up to, it looks like he’s been quite busy.
“Everything! Well you know, I’m acting. I’m producing, I’m working on two films right now, writing some stuff. And there’s some other philanthropic things. I’m going to Africa, which I’ve been talking about forever. I’m going to Africa to dig wells with a charity called Epic. Working with another non-profit called Miracles For Kids in Los Angeles. Just trying to give back as much as I possibly can,” he said.
That man is fine!
Turn the page for footage from his interview.
These shows started off with a bang — and great ratings — but over time they fizzled out and for some reason, unbeknownst to us, remained on the air.
Former basketball wife Shaunie O’Neal had a hit on her hands when she introduced the world to Jennifer Williams, Evelyn Lozado, Royce Reed and Gloria Govan, better known collectively as the “Basketball Wives.” While some of the men in the NBA were upset the women in their lives were given a show, fans tuned in each week to see how the rich, yet slightly ratchet, lived. The show was so successful, it spawned a spinoff version in Los Angeles. But as the cast members changed each season, the show’s fights became more insane. By the time Evelyn jumped over a table barefoot to go after her former friend and fellow cast mate Jennifer, there was a public outcry against the show and a petition was started to end the violence. While the fights have now died down, so did everyone’s interest in the show.
For weeks rumors have been circulating that rapper-turned-reality-star The Game has been creeping around with Khloe Kardashian. In case you missed it, the rumors began to surface around the time word got out Khloe was experiencing difficulties in her marriage with Lamar Odom. If you ask The Game’s fiancée, Tiffney Cambridge, what she thinks about the rumors, she says she’s not too worried about them because she believes the friendship is strictly platonic.
“”It doesn’t bother me [the rumors]. Jayceon and Khloe have been friends for a long time.,” she told Mara The Hip Hop Socialite.
She went on to say that Khloe used to date one of The Game’s friends.
“She actually, back in the day, years ago, used to date one of his close friends, so that’s where their relationship stems from. They’ve always been really good friends.”
“You know how the media is, and the paparazzi is, and how people speculate on things, and that just goes along with the territory. So to tell you the truth, no, it doesn’t bother me or affect me either way.”
Tiffney also commented on Khloe’s current relationship woes with hubby, Lamar Odom.
“I think that she’s going through a lot right now in her situation with her husband, and at the same time, Jayceon is there to support her and encourage her as a friend. So no, it doesn’t bother me.”
Well, I guess if she doesn’t have a problem, neither should anyone else. As for whether or not she and her fiancé will be returning to VH1 for season three of Marrying The Game, Tiffney says she’s not sure as of yet.
“You’ll have to talk to the people over at VH1 about that. The network is really in control of when they put us back on the air, but I’m sure that with the fans being interested in what’s still happening with Jayceon and I and the kids, the show will be back next year.”
Well, well, well. Look what we have here.
For those of you who are still watching BET’s “The Game,” and I know you’re still out there, you’re in for a treat. One of our favorite characters from the earlier seasons is coming back for season 7. Kelly Pitts ya’ll.
You know she’s going to come in and cause all types of drama. Admittedly, I haven’t watched the show in years but I will admit that I was saddened when she and Jason split up. So I’m interested to see what happens with that.
Fans learned of the return of Brittany Daniel when Brandy posted this potential love triangle, herself as Chardonnay and Coby Bell (aka Jason Pitts) and Daniel. She included the caption “Look who’s BACK! @thegameBET #season7.”
Are you excited to see Kelly coming back to the show? Who would you want to see Jason with, Chardonnay or Kelly?
Well, The Game is making another move to push his music career to the next level: He signed to Cash Money/Young Money Records.
On Saturday evening, Baby/Birdman/Whatever you want to call him, tweeted the news making it official and welcoming The Game to the YMCB family. The Game followed with his own tweet saying it was time to “close the doors” on others.
According to Miss Info’s site, there has been a lot of speculation as to whether or not he’d sign to the label. His last album, Jesus Piece, was his fifth and final release on Interscope Records.
Young Money/Cash Money has been seemingly snatching up artists left and right, but besides albums from their stars – Drake, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, and the slightly lesser know Tyga – none of them have actually released anything. Bow Wow has been signed to Cash Money since 2009 and the one album that was scheduled to be released, Underrated, hasn’t been talked about since 2011. Busta Rhymes and Mystikal have been signed to the label for two years with no album releases while Christina Milian joined the YM family in 2012 with… nothing.
So we’ll see if The Game will actually ever have an album come out on Young Money/Cash Money. There’s a chance something will come out on the label seeing as though of all the recent signees, he’s the most musically successful one in recent years.
Time will tell but good luck to Jayceon (The Game’s real name)!
The Game lashed out — threatening to go all Kanye on paps last night — and it was all in defense of Khloe Kardashian.
Khloe and Game were getting swarmed as they walked out of Tru Nightclub — where she was hosting — and Game put all the paparazzi on notice, shouting … “Put your cameras down, or there’s gonna be 7 broke cameras!”
And just to make sure the paps were paying attention, Game played the Yeezy card, adding … “You thought Kanye was a problem? I’m a REAL problem!”
See The Game lash out on camera at TMZ.com