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Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. The well-known women on this list took to social media, to the media, and sometimes even to the work email of their spouses to let the world know that their man was a cheater, and they were done with them. Sometimes they even called out the mistress involved too. In some cases, the scorned wife or girlfriend was able to be friendly with their ex after a lot of time had passed, but for others, the love was lost. Here are 10 ladies who put their cheating spouses on blast for their behavior.
Mashonda and Swizz Beatz have come a long way. While the two can go on vacations together–and with his wife Alicia Keys–for the sake of their children, a few years ago, Mashonda put her ex-husband and Alicia Keys in particular on blast. She claimed that she had asked Keys to stop having involvement with the producer while they were trying to work things out in their marriage, but that didn’t happen, so she put out a scathing open letter.
“My concern with AK is no longer the fact that she assisted in destroying a family but that she has the audacity to make these selfish comments about love and wanting to be with someone, even after knowing their situation. How is this the same Superwoman that I sang out loud with in my truck? I ask myself sometimes. If you are reading this Alicia, let me start by saying, you know what you did. You know the role you played and you know how you contributed to the ending of my marriage. You know that I asked you to step back and let me handle my family issues. Issues that you helped to create.”
When Tameka Raymond suffered the loss of her first son, she turned the tragedy into an effort to help other kids. Now Usher’s ex is gearing up for the 2nd annual Kile’s World 5K Run/Walk Spring Festival hosted by Kile’s World Foundation. Season 1 of VH-1′s Atlanta Exes – Raymond, Monyetta Shaw (ex-fiancee of Ne-Yo), Christina Johnson (ex-wife of Cee-Lo), Sheree Buchanan (ex-wife of football star Ray Buchanan), and Torrei Hart (ex-wife of comedian Kevin Hart) — are expected to attend. Raymond will host the festival, which will take place March 29, 2014 at Chastain Park in Atlanta.
All proceeds from the event will benefit the foundation’s art-based camps and workshops. The Kile’s World Foundation art-based camps are offered to children ages 10-to-17 years old. The foundation plans to eventually open a magnet school with a focus on music and the arts. At the camp kids learn singing, dance, art and illustration, music production and digital media.
Kile Glover died in 2012 as a result of a tragic jet-ski accident on Atlanta’s Lake Lanier when he was only 11 years old. Raymond founded Kile’s World Foundation to benefit the children of the Atlanta community and to honor Kile’s love of the performing arts. “Kile is and will always be my muse,” said Raymond of her son. “He inspires me to do great things both artistically and in general to help others. He was a guiding genius.”
In 2013, more than 250 of Atlanta’s community supporters including Cynthia Bailey and Peter Thomas of Bravo TV’s Real Housewives of Atlanta came out to support Kile’s World ‘Give Thanks’ 5K and the foundation raised enough funds for their first two-week summer arts program. This year’s goal is to increase the number of participants by 100 percent and raise enough funds to extend the summer program an additional two weeks for summer 2014.
Today marks the day our lives were changed. Exactly ten years ago, to the day, Usher Raymond IV dropped his fourth studio album Confessions and shut the music industry dow-nn. It was, by all accounts, a game changer. I already know the CD is on your iTunes, you know not only the words but have memorized the order of the tracks and can most likely remember what was going on in your life around March 2004. You know Confessions…intimately. But we’d bet good money that you know don’t some of these facts behind the album.
A man has been convicted of homicide by vessel in the Georgia jet ski crash that killed Tameka Raymond’s son and singer Usher’s 11 year old stepson, Kile Glover.
Today, a Gainsville, Georgia jury found Jeffrey Hubbard guilty of serious injury by vessel, reckless operation of a vessel, unlawful operation of a personal watercraft and a boat traffic violation.
A summer 2012 crash on Lake Lanier killed Glover and left another teen severely injured.
Investigators said the jet ski Hubbard was riding hit the children as they were riding in an inner tube. Glover was first declared brain dead and then died six days later.
Hubbard’s attorneys argued that the accident wasn’t linked to any recklessness.
No word on Hubbard’s sentence yet but we’ll keep you posted.
Valentine’s Day is here and that means boxes of chocolate, teddy bears, dates and lovemaking. But it takes more than a special day for lovers to set that mood. And that’s when your favorite love songs and baby-making music come into play. And MadameNoire has the list of smooth R&B crooners, and their best slow jams and ballads ladies (and gents too) love to listen to while getting it on. Some of these male vocalists have the looks and some honestly just have the voices, but either way, women love them.
Singers often look into their own personal lives as inspiration for songs. These 15 artists got very heartfelt and emotional by singing about the joys of parenthood and their children. Here are some of our favorite songs singers wrote for their children.
Superstar singer Beyonce is normally a private person but after having her first child, Blue Ivy, the former Destiny’s Child member has opened up about the joys of motherhood. In addition to sharing intimate photos of mother and child, Beyonce penned the song “Blue.” In the song, which is on her latest album Beyonce, Blue sings about feeling alive when she looks into her daughter’s eyes. At the end of the song, Blue Ivy joins in and sings with her mommy before asking if they can go see daddy.
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Being in love is always a great feeling and it’s even greater to share it with the world, like these artists who weren’t shy about having their boos star in a music video with them for all to see.
Usher and Chilli
In 2001, Chilli made a lot of women jealous after she started dating Usher. Although their relationship only lasted for two years, that was enough time for Chilli to appear in two of Usher’s videos: “U Got It Bad” and “U Don’t Have To Call.” After their relationship came to an end, many speculated the songs off of Usher’s Confessions album (which hinted of an affair and a love child) were about their relationship, but the TLC member revealed that Jermaine Dupri’s love life was really the inspiration behind it all.
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Over the last year, Usher has really hurt the feelings of legions of female fans because he…wouldn’t get a haircut. He’s walked around with a mohawk and unshaven face before finally growing his hair all the way out for his role as Sugar Ray Leonard in the upcoming biopic on the boxer’s life. All you would hear or read is, “If Usher gets a haircut he would be back on the ‘he could get it list’.” Yes, we’ve heard it all.
But finally – finally – Usher has gotten rid of it all and is looking like the Confessions Usher we all knew and loved. But it didn’t come without some playing around first. On Friday, after his hair was all picked out, Usher had his hair braided. The tweets were flying fast and furiously after people said that no man over 25 should have braids:
Check out the next page for all the other haircuts Usher toyed around with before finally going back to the man we love. We can only hope that his next album is as good as his haircut (and yes, I’m making a direct connection between his hair and his music – am I the only one?).
From Hello Beautiful
Tameka Raymond has had more than enough of her fair share of hard times. She went through a high-profile divorce with beloved R&B star Usher Raymond, lost her son Kile Glover in a tragic jet-ski accidentand almost faced the same heartbreak with her son Cinco. Tameka has been dragged through the mud by the media but through all of the tumultuous reports, she has remained strong and optimistic. How so? Tameka finds inspiration in the Kile’s World Foundation and caring for the rest of her children who take after their superstar father. We gabbed with the woman begind the myths and she opened up about how she is perceived by in public eye and life after Usher.
HelloBeautiful: How do you deal with all of the negative press?
Tameka Raymond: It’s a game of numbers and someone has to be the underdog. Obviously, my ex-husband has a lot of fans in the media and in the public, you know, just in general and a lot of the media favor him naturally because he’s grown up in that limelight and public eye and I understand. I guess for me now, it rolls off my back. Whereas, when I initially started dating him and we were engaged, it bothered me more because I just couldn’t understand like, ‘Why are they talking about me? What did I do?’
HelloBeautiful: It seemed like everything you did made headlines…
TR: Everything and the other thing is that I was pregnant for basically my entire marriage, the whole two years so when people would see pictures of me, they would always be like, ‘Oh, she’s fat, or look at her face, she looks like this, she looks like that’ and I was usually concealing a big belly.
HB: What message do you want people to know about that you feel was lost in that whole media frenzy?
TR: I think that the world and the media forgot that I was a professional, working, independent woman when we [Usher] met and that I have the ability to stand on my own two feet. I’m not defined by any partner or marriage or anything else and I hate that they never really gave me a chance or got to know me for me outside of what they assumed they knew. It’s funny, I looked at my Wikipedia yesterday. Mind you, I didn’t create it nor did I know I had one, but I googled it and it says I’m an American hairstylist, I was like, I am?
HB: Do you Google yourself?
TR: I don’t Google myself, but yesterday I was looking up a song my friend was playing and we were trying to figure out who produced it. So I Googled it and it was one of my ex-husband’s songs. We were listening to ‘Lifetime’ that he had on that album “Here I Stand,” it hyperlinked [my name] to the album and I laughed and I said, ‘Oh, look at this.’ They were talking about the album and it was about me and yada, yada…
Read on to see what Tameka has to say about about her dating life and if she would be with Usher again on HelloBeautiful.com
Usher’s 2004 Confessions album was certainly one for the history books. It seemed as if every other week, his label released another hit single from the highly anticipated, super controversial studio album—including catchy club banger “Caught Up.” But now, nearly nine years after the single’s release, a crew of songrwriters, Zacharia Edwards, Mitch Moses and Vince McClean are allegedly claiming that they are actually the original composers of the track and that Usher and the lovely folks over at Arista Records stole the song from them.
According to Perez Hilton, the trio say that they wrote the song in 2002 and and played it from some executives at Arista. It appears that nothing became of the meeting. Two years later, they were shocked to hear R&B superstar, Usher Raymond, belting out their song on the radio. So yeah, basically they’re claiming the song was stolen from them and now they’re reportedly suing. Though this version of the story seems pretty simplified, we’re sure that there’s a lot more to the story. And we can’t help but wonder why it took them nine years to take legal action against Usher and Arista.
We hear that they’re suing for unspecified damages. Hopefully things can be settled out of court. Can you imagine if he had to run back and forth to court for this case and his ongoing child custody dispute with ex-wife, Tameka Raymond? Details about this case are still pretty scarce, but we’ll be sure to keep you all posted as this story develops.
For old times’ sake…
Jazmine Denise is an entertainment and celebrity news blogger. Follow her on Twitter @jazminedenise.