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Oh love. There’s nothing else like it, right? It’s magical, beautiful, divine. Love, in any form, is probably one of the best things we can hope for in this life. But if you’ve been around the block a time or two, you know that there’s flip side to this love business. It’s not always a bed of roses. It can enrage you, betray you, deplete you, hurt you. That’s why when you first fall in love it’s important to take your time and guard your heart.
Today, this lesson will be illustrated by singer/dancer Ciara.
It was a couple of weeks ago when we posted the video of Ciara’s awkward interview on 106 & Park. It was mostly awkward because we watched her sit and chat with ex boyfriend Bow Wow, right in front of her current boyfriend, rapper Future. Bow Wow did the best he could, though there were times where he was clearly overcompensating. During the interview, Bow Wow went through pictures from Ciara’s Instagram asking her to describe what was going on in each shot. By the time he got to the second pic, the audience and even Bow Wow started doing that obnoxious “Wooooo” noise folks do when there’s a romantic moment being shared on television. The picture was of Ciara and Future sitting next to each other on what she called a “PJ.” (That’s a private jet for you poor folks.) After the audience settled down, Ciara started describing the picture saying “That’s me and my King.”
When you refer to a man, a mere mortal, as your king you automatically lower yourself. Even if Future is walking around referring to Ciara as his Queen, it’s just not quite the same. Everybody knows traditionally the two roles aren’t equivalent. We were discussing the notion of calling a man your king in the office and we unanimously agreed that she took things a little too far. (It would seem that the two have been dating each other for a year max.) The more I thought about this “king” thing, the more I wondered if I could or would use it in the context of a more stable, more committed relationship like a marriage.
I’m not married so I called my mom and asked her if she’d ever call my father, her husband her king. She thought about it for a second before saying no. She said there’s something about the word “king” that is so vivid that you immediately start imagining the man wearing a crown, or a halo and she just didn’t feel comfortable giving that title to a man, not even one she’s been married to for nearly 30 years. She said that when you call someone your king it’s almost sacrilegious, like you’re relying on this man to be your everything. And no man can be everything to anyone. I told my mom about Ciara and she agreed it was too much and homegirl is just young.
I neglected to tell my mom about Ciara’s tattoo featuring Future’s initial.
When Ciara appeared on The Wendy Williams show, Wendy spotted the tattoo and asked Ciara straight out about her tattoo and whether it was the smartest decision. Ciara said she got the tattoo as a way to speak things into fruition.
And I feel so good about where I am. I’m very confident and comfortable with the way he loves me. I say that to say I’m only going to put in the universe positive things. I’m going to put in the universe that it’s only going to get better and better and better.
21-year-old Azealia Banks is no stranger to Twitter beef. To be perfectly honest, there a lot of people who don’t know her for her actual occupation, which is a rapper/entertainer. Instead, many only know her for having diarrhea of the mouth and her infamous social media squabbles with other celebs. In 2013 alone, the Harlem emcee has made headlines for using her Twitter page to blast Rita Ora, deeming her as a “Rihanna understudy,” telling rapper A$AP Rocky that he needs to “come out of the closet” and justifying her use of derogatory gay slurs. And that’s just in 2013, not even counting previous issues she’s had with T.I., Nicki Minaj, Lil Kim, Iggy Azealia, Jim Jones and a host of others. Basically she’s been doing the most and many have expressed concern that her sharp tongue could be irreversibly damaging her budding career.
It appears that the “212″ rapper’s management team may have shared similar concerns because according to The YBF, Azealia has turned her Twitter account over to be managed by her label. While this is may be bad news for fans and Twitter users who follow the rapper just so that they can watch drama unfold, this is probably one of the best decisions that Azealia has made in awhile. We can’t say that it will do much for her short temper, but it will serve as somewhat of a barrier, keeping her from tweeting before she really takes time to think the damaging messages that she tweets out for her 344,865 followers to see.
There’s been no word on whether or not any of her other social media accounts have been turned over to Universal Music Group as well, but she appears to still be managing her own Instagram account.
What other celebs do you think should consider having their social media pages managed by their labels?
Yesterday songstress and new cast member to TV One’s R&B Divas: LA, Kelly Price took to her Twitter page to express her disappointment in an unnamed singer’s non-existant vocal abilities.
While Kelly never mentioned actual names, followers were quick to assume that she was referring to Mariah Carey, who was scheduled to perform on television that night. Ironically, Kelly sang background vocals for MC for over six years, prior to her solo album debut. Mimi’s “lambs” wasted no time attacking Kelly for her statement and we all know that stans can be downright mean, especially when they’re able to conveniently hide behind the internet and 140 character phrases. They attacked Kelly about everything from her weight to the current status of her career. Judging by hertweets, their harsh words caught her completely off-guard.
She eventually discovered that someone had altered her original tweet, adding in Mariah’s name, which is what actually caused the mayhem.
Well, that’s settled. What “singer” do you guys think Kelly was referring to? Is she innocent or were fans on the money when they called her out on the Mariah shade?
Every once in a while, the underdog starts feeling like he’s ready to come for that number one spot. This is what happened this past weekend after comedian Mike Epps had a couple of successful shows in New Orleans and Baltimore. Naturally, Epps’ fans started gassing him up. But instead of just commenting on his abilities, they attempted to tear down Kevin Harts. Now that fans are going to do what they’re going to do. Stan-ing is just the way of the world these days. But when the celebrity himself gets involved, especially if that celebrity is a comedian, then chances are, all hell is going to break lose.
This is the tweet that started it all:
And from there, Mike Epps kept coming.
Well. Word got back to Kevin Hart and he’s not typically one to back down from a fight. Here’s what he had to say in response. (Read from the bottom to the top.) Beware, it’s not pretty!
Wow. What do you think about Mike’s comments? Did Kevin Hart take it too far? Though it’s painfully clear who won this particular battle right here, tell me who’s your favorite comedian? And in case you’re new to how comedians come for each other, this is what Mike Epps had to say at the end of all of this.
And Kevin Hart retweeted it. *Warm Fuzzies.*
“First ‘Women need to Stick together’ now b***hes better Bow. Smh”: Keyshia Cole Isn’t A Fan Of Beyoncé’s “Bow Down/I Been On”
Just when you thought Keyshia Cole was taking a hiatus from criticizing people and just talking crazy in general on Twitter, or maybe you were hoping she was focusing on her own music and career, she’s back, and she has a few words this time around for Beyoncé and her new song “Bow Down/I Been On.”
She took to her page to say the following:
Can’t stand when people all self righteous when it’s convenient it makes them look good. Lmao! But can still talk s**t when convenient 2 FOH
I done kept it real from the start!
First ‘Women need to Stick together’ now bitches better Bow. Smh. But it’s all G! Chicks stay shooting the s**t. But when I speak my mind its a prob. #Well #StayMad.
Two things: “FOH” means “F**k outta here” and #RespectTHAT is something Bey does say in “Bow Down” if you were wondering. Of course, people started commenting back on her opinions, but Cole didn’t bow down (see how I did that there?). When one said that she was hating on everybody now, she replied with, “How am i hating? no Mamm or sir. whatever u may be. No H8.” And when another randomly said “F**k yo unity” she answered with “Never said there was any. IM not in denial… God Bless.”
You know, if it were anyone else saying these things, I would have to give the “I kind of hear where you’re coming from” nod, because Bey definitely has in the past been all about female empowerment (most of her singles from past albums have been very pro-lady, do your thing, single lady, “you go girl”-ish), so the whole use of “b***hes” could give a few the side eye. However, coming from Keyshia Cole, all I hear is “WOMP WOMP WOMP WOMP WOMP. WOMP.” As someone who has made it a new hustle to put folks on blast publicity over the last few months, I can only take her words with a grain of salt. Especially since after her Tweets about Bey, and retweeting the back and forth with Bey Hive members and stans, she says, “Jimmy Kimmel tonight!! airs 11:30 Live!! Singing “Trust and believe” and “I choose you” ❤” Plus, that whole Twitter pic from a few days ago of a necklace that says “Trust No B***h” kind of screams hypocrisy too. Her concerns just don’t seem genuine. But once again, she tried to make an interesting point.
All in all though, I’m personally thinking people are overreacting about this song, as I was in the house jigging to it last night with no second thoughts (*Kanye shrugs*). Just reminds me of a warning to her competition/critics and an attempt to make a song that reminds her of her H-Town roots. Was it a little extra? Probably. We could have done without the B-word and the “Smack that trick” to get the point, but what isn’t in music nowadays? And speaking of extra, Keyshia, I don’t know why you relish in all this Twitter drama with people all of a sudden. But I guess if that’s what you call “keeping it real” then continue to do you…I guess.
Earlier this week we reported on Siovaughn Wade’s appearance on Dr. Phil. During the interview she discussed the highly publicized child custody trial between she and her Miami Heats-playing ex-husband , Dwyane Wade. Siovaughn revealed that she strongly believed her ex-husband was granted primary custody of their two sons because he was a celebrity and the judge presiding over the case was a fan. Siovaughn certainly would not be the first woman who shares children with a rich and famous man to make this kind of claim. Both Pilar Sanders and Tameka Raymond have also hinted that their ex’s celebrity status played roles in custodial disputes. It appears Dwyane’s current girlfriend, actress Gabrielle Union may be calling BS on Siovaughn’s claims. The Think Like a Man actress recently sent out a series of tweets about why people should take responsibility for their own lives, which are believed to have been directed at Siovaughn.
Now the above tweets could’ve very well been about something or someone else, but considering the nature of Siovaughn’s appearance on Dr. Phil, there’s a big chance that they were not.
If in fact Union was referring to Siovaughn, she could be picking up a horrible habit that has the potential to damage the way in which she is viewed in the public eye, as many still view her as a class act who is above subtweets and Twitter beef. Just last month Gabby went off on a woman who claimed to be Dwyane Wade’s mistress.
Do you think Gabby had Siovaughn in mind when she sent those tweets?
Now that her beef with blogger Perez Hilton and gay advocacy group, GLAAD has died down, it looks like New York emcee Azealia Banks has a new bone to pick. This time it’s with British pop singer, Rita Ora. While the origin of the rift between the youthful recording artists is unknown, Azealia’s rant implies that Rita, who is currently touring with her on the Future Music Festival tour, publicized some unflattering photos of her. Banks gave fans a play-by-play of her drama-filled weekend via her Twitter page.
“Lol Rita Ora is so thirsty. She climbed over the wall of my dancers dressing room to snap photos,” she tweeted.
“She’s been TRYING IT on this tour man…..”
“She’s mad she’s Rihanna’s understudy.”
“Ever since I arrived on this tour Rita’s been going out of her way to try and intimidate me.”
“Taking all these candids of me when I wasn’t looking, then posting and deleting them like a weak b***h”
It seems that Azealia went even further when someone who appears to be Rita text messaged her, claiming to be innocent. The “212″ rapper only screen grabbed the text message and uploaded the photo to Instagram with a caption that read:
“Shut up Rita Oral. @RitaOra.”
The text message reads:
“At the end of the day I don’t know who the f*** you think you are. Secondly you don’t know me. I’ve done nothing but try to be nice to you. Thirdly your dancers were talking to me. Furthermore, I’ll see you a** at the motherf***ing concert.”
It seems that Rita isn’t the only act Ms. Banks is beefing with on the tour. She is also reported to have had a moment with British group Stone Roses’s Ian Brown as well. Banks believes that the Stone Roses made a pact with the her former manager to sabotage her sets on the tour because she fired him.
“My ex tour manager made a pact with the stone roses saying they’d sabotage my set because I fired him.. And they decided to check their equipment behind me during my set,” she tweeted.
“Wow! I must really be a superstar.”
“You’ve got an established band trying to sabotage my lil rap b***h shine.”
“A bunch of old white men trying to bully a young black girl … F**k those old saggy white n***as stone roses. I wish them nothing but excrement and death.”
Her later tweets revealed that she and Ian almost came to blows back stage.
“He charged at me. We LEGIT almost got into a fist fight. I’m more rock and roll than he is. I would’ve won. It was a pretty classic moment though. Legendary if you ask me. I was a little turned on. Just a little. Not a lot,” she tweeted.
This morning, Azealia took to Twitter, reveling in the memory of her dramatic weekend.
“This weekend was CRAZYYYY … Almost had a fist fight with Ian Brown, then hopped on stage with the Prodigy 15 minutes later.”
Drama On The Set: Latest Episode Of “Tiny Tonight” Sparks Twitter Beef Between Tamar Braxton And Claudia Jordan
If you were able to catch the special Valentine’s Day episode of VH1′s “Tiny Tonight”, you probably noticed the undeniable tension between co-hosts Tamar Braxton and Claudia Jordan, especially when the ladies began to discuss dating with standards and considering a man’s financial situation. Claudia expressed that the extravagance of a first date isn’t indicative of the success of a relationship.
“I had a very amazing date with someone at a very low-end restaurant, who was on the Forbes List and it ended up being a really nice relationship,” said Claudia.
“But he ain’t put a ring on it!” Tamar obnoxiously interjected.
As you can probably guess, this is where things got ugly. The ladies proceeded to go back and forth with Tamar taunting Claudia for not having a ring yet and Claudia expressing that love isn’t all about money, which is where Tamar quickly got defensive and began stating that she isn’t a gold digger. Tiny quickly diffused the situation, but of course, it didn’t end there.
Although previously taped, it seems that the episode airing last night stirred up some old feelings in the two co-hosts because they almost immediately began going at it via their Twitter pages the moment the episode aired.
Claudia does have a point. Tamar could’ve handled the disagreement a bit more professionally and didn’t have to personally attack her co-star for having different views.
Check out the video clip of the conversation that initiated the tension between Tamar and Claudia on the next page. What do you make of all of this? Is this a ploy to boost ratings?
Get Your Life: Erica Mena Threatens Radio Personality Angela Yee Via Twitter And Shows Up At Her Job
Who remembers last season’s “Love & Hip Hop” reunion special when Erica Mena tearfully admitted that her behavior was totally unacceptable and promised to do better? How about last month when she claimed that she was going to clean up her act? I suppose all of that went out of the window because it seems that her erratic antics have reached an all time low.
Over the past couple of days, the “Love & Hip Hop” star has been utilizing her Twitter account to hurl a tirade of insults at Power 105.1′s The Breakfast Club host, Angela Yee. It seems that Ms. Mena got her panties in a bunch after Angela tweeted a question, asking her Twitter followers what they thought of Erica’s new single “Fantasy”.
“What y’all think of Erica Mena singing?” Angela tweeted.
As to be expected, the responses received were not flattering to say the least and Erica, of course, was not too happy about it. Instead of using the negative responses as motivation to improve her “craft”, she lashed out at Yee in a series of insulting tweets.
“This cabbage patch slore bag loves talking about me so when I run into let’s see if she can still say all this to my face.
“You need to really be asking what people are going to think when I slap the blood out your face
The ladies continued to exchange insults, but Erica and her minions took things a step further when they showed up Angela’s job this morning with a box of donuts (as depicted in the above photograph) and waited for her to arrive. There was no real exchange between the two. Yee walked into the building and Erica did nothing. She later tweeted the above photo of herself along with her cronies, which read:
Angela wasted no time striking back via her Twitter page.
“It’s 6:04am do you know where your son is?”
The high school-type bickering ensued as to be expected. Many believe that the indifference between Erica and Angela goes a bit deeper than what meets the eye, as Erica is rumored to have had an affair with Angela’s married co-host DJ Envy in the past.
It seems that Angela wasn’t the only person whom Ms. Mena felt the need to confront. She also hurled insults towards Chaundrea Nicolle, the alleged mother of Rich Dollaz’s pre-teen daughter. If you recall, Chaundrea came out some time ago and exposed Rich for allegedly not taking care of their daughter.
“@Chaundrea LOL Chaundrea’s truck looking broke down in court today! Fake LV bag and nappy a** lmfao pic!”
What do you make of Erica’s off-the-wall behavior?
Jazmine Denise is a news writer for Madame Noire. Follow her on Twitter @jazminedenise.
Our problem child Tamar Braxton is known for running her trap. I mean just about anything can come out of her mouth at any given moment. But, the youngest Braxton sister seems to be considering changing her blabber mouth ways. After finding herself in the midst of a Twitter war with Beyonce stans and “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” star Joseline Hernandez over some not so nice comments she made while co-hosting VH1′s Tiny Tonight, Tamar is claiming to have learned her lesson. In an interview with Power 105.1′s The Breakfast Club, she even somewhat implied that she will begin filtering her thoughts before allowing them to come out of her mouth. Now wouldn’t that be something?
She expressed to host Angela Yee that with her newfound fame comes the constant scrutiny of her words.
“Whatever you say out of your mouth is like verbatim. Like ‘That’s what you said so that’s what you mean’. Well, no, not really.”
Tamar’s hubby Vince also chimed in on the conversation.
“I tell Tamar that sometimes she can’t speak all the time what she feels. But, you know she does make comments and we’re working on a talk show and things of that nature… It just happens. That’s what girlfriends do when they sit around and talk… Nobody gets mad when Joan Rivers says some crazy stuff about somebody.”
It seems that “Love & Hip Hop” star Joseline’s reaction to her negative comments is what really caused Tamar to consider how her words were impacting others.
“I’ve never even met her and I did feel bad about saying that. I was actually speaking about what everybody else was saying. I didn’t really take into consideration that she has feelings.I used to get bullied. I use to really get my feelings hurt on a daily basis. It was tough for me. So when I heard her frustration when she was talking about ‘I will fight her’ and ‘I fight old chicks’ and whatever she wants to say I was like ‘Oh, she’s hurt. So, I’m sorry.’”
I suppose we’ll have to wait and see if Tamar has really learned her lesson.
Peep the video of Tamar’s full interview on the next page. Do you believe that Tamar will actually turn over a new leaf?