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Atlanta rapper Waka Flocka and his family are mourning the death of his younger brother, Kayo Redd, who died as a result of an apparent suicide. Though Kayo’s exact cause of death is unknown at this time, his passing was confirmed by his brother:
“My f***ing lil brother killed hisself. F***KKKKKKK LIFEEEEE,” Waka wrote in a tweet that was later deleted.
“Ya big brother love you, Kayo,” he later added. “God, please bless me.”
Kayo and Waka’s mother, Deb Atney, also confirmed the family’s tragic loss via Twitter.
Nicki Minaj quickly offered her condolences to Deb, Waka and their family.
“Devastated by the loss of this precious soul,” the “Starships” rapper wrote in an Instagram post. “Always so sweet to me… I cant even… Sending prayers and all my love to Deb, Waka, Wooh, Quam, Big Joe, Bimmy, the entire fam… Gone too soon Kayo… Gone way too soon.”
According to reports, Kayo was found dead yesterday in Atlanta just hours after promoting the release of his latest mixtape, “Red Kiss.” However further details surrounding his death remain scarce. We send our prayers to Waka’s family during this difficult time.
For weeks industry whispers have speculated that Atlanta rapper Waka Flocka Flame and his fiancée, Tammy Rivera, were the newest members to be added to the cast of popular VH1 reality show, Love & Hip Hop Atlanta. Talk of Waka and Tammy’s addition to the show seemed pretty believable, especially since his mother, Deb Antney appeared on the show several times in the past. While in New York, the “Round of Applause” rapper stopped by Power 105.1′s The Breakfast Club, where he addressed the rumors.
While Waka admitted that he has not joined Mona Scott Young’s crew of reality stars, he revealed that the rumors are partially true because his boo thang Tammy did.
“I’m not doing ‘Love & Hip Hop,’ my fiancée is doing it,” Waka said.
Of course, we all know what that means, but just to be sure, the hosts asked if he’ll be making appearances on the show with Tammy.
“One or two. I don’t do reality shows,” he revealed.
As for rumors that Tammy is getting paid $500,000 to join the cast, Waka joked that he hopes the rumors are true so that Tammy can fund her own shopping habit going forward.
“That’s cool. I ain’t gotta buy her no more purses or shoes. Those Christian Louboutins are crazy! You’ll see a picture and say, ‘Oh, I just wanna marry these shoes.’ You look them up and they’re like $4,700.”
The Atlanta rapper went on to make it clear that Tammy is no gold digger.
“Until this day, she has never asked me for a dollar. She ain’t ask for this, she didn’t ask for that. The only thing she want is she likes clothes. She’s obsessed with fashion. Like she’ll trade in fashion over me. Anything else, she’s just genuine, I don’t know.”
He also discussed mama Deb’s expressed desire to get pregnant and reveled that he and Tammy have been struggling to get pregnant.
“I want a kid too. I’ve been trying but I’ve been shooting blanks. I already [stopped smoking weed.] I’ve been taking vitamins and all.”
Watch Waka’s full interview on page two.
You Can’t Fire The Prince Of The South! Scrappy Slams Claims That He’s Been Replaced By Waka Flocka On LHHATL
Industry whispers have been indicating that rapper Waka Flocka and his fiancée, Tammy Rivera, are the latest couple to be added to the ever-changing cast of Love & Hip Hop Atlanta. Immediately following those reports, word also began circulating that Lil’ Scrappy had been axed from the show and Waka— whose real name is Juaquin Malphurs— is actually being brought in to replace him. While the thought of Mona cutting Scrappy from the show around the same time both he and his on-again, off-again boo, Erica Dixon, began new relationships seemed like a bit of a long shot, stranger things have happened. Scrappy recently stopped by 97.9 The Beat and addressed the rumors.
While he couldn’t confirm whether or not Waka, Deb and Tammy have been added to the cast, he did reveal that he will be a part of season three.
“Just to clear something up… just to put some real stuff in your ear, your boy finna be on TV again. I don’t know why they put bad rumors out like I ain’t gon’ be out there no more. I don’t know why they wanna see me in a bad predicament man,” he said.
“I don’t know if Waka gon’ be on there or not because they don’t tell us who gon’ be on there, but we will see,” he continued.
He also addressed recently being arrested for getting into a physical altercation at a gas station.
“Somebody I know just got real disrespectful and irritated the shizanyee out of me. I had to ask him like 50 times to calm down ‘cuz I’m on probation and I can’t be doing all of that. He said the wrong thing to me a couple of times. He looked at my lady friend I had with me and said something to her. I was like, ‘chill out,’ then he tried to you know, buck up on me.”
Check out his interview on page two.
“If I could you tell what love feels like, I would be a liar. It’s new everyday you wake up, it’s a feeling. It’s like a holy ghost feeling,” he said. “In the beginning, you know how it goes. It was like everything else. ‘Oh, this girl.’ But she’s always been real from day one though, like 100. You know I messed up once, twice. Then the second time around, I’m going around like Every girl I’m meeting now just want my check. Like, they don’t even want to meet you. They don’t care two cents about what you got going on. Plus, I know her. That became my best friend. So I called her again like, ‘Yo, man. I want to go all the way.’ She’s like, ‘Yo, Waka. You still wanna be a boy.’ So I had to play the cat and the mouse game. Then it all worked out. I feel like I’d rather hand her the world then hand her my hand,” he continued.We’d really hate to see all of that passion whither away for a few hot minutes of reality TV stardom. What do you think? Is it a good idea for Waka and Tammy to join the LHHATL cast? Follow Jazmine on Twitter @jazminedenise.
Nothing makes us happier than seeing celebrities who are willing to give their time and resources to a worthy cause. But we’d be lying if we said we weren’t surprised when these celebrities came out in such fervent support of animal rights. And trust us, it wasn’t just their time and resources they were willing to put out there. From the cute to the downright hot and steamy, we take a look at PETA’s 14 most surprising ads.
“If I could you tell what love feels like, I would be a liar. It’s new everyday you wake up, it’s a feeling. It’s like a holy ghost feeling.”Whoop! After I heard him say that immediately my mind went to that old church song: “When I think about Jesus and what he’s done for me. When I think about Jesus and how he set me free, I just dance, dance, dance, dance, dance, dance, dance all night!” The church crowd knows what I’m talking about.
“In the beginning, you know how it goes. It was like everything else. ‘Oh, this girl.’ But she’s always been real from day one though, like 100. You know I messed up once, twice. Then the second time around, I’m going around like Every girl I’m meeting now just want my check. Like, they don’t even want to meet you. They don’t care two cents about what you got going on. Plus, I know her. That became my best friend. So I called her again like, ‘Yo, man. I want to go all the way.’ She’s like, ‘Yo, Waka. You still wanna be a boy.’ So I had to play the cat and the mouse game. Then it all worked out. I feel like I’d rather hand her the world then hand her my hand.”He even talked about what it’s like dating a woman with a child and how he had his reservations initially.
In addition to gushing about his love for Tammy, Waka had some questionable moments talking about media’s influence on the ills in our community. He also touched on his beef with Gucci, what Dr. King would think about his music and what he asks God for when he prays. Watch the entire interview on the next page. Interesting stuff.“In the beginning, I was scared of it. I’m like ‘I can’t date no girl with no baby. I’m still having fun.’ Next thing you know, it’s my daughter, let’s go get your hair done. Let’s do this, let’s do that. Everything she do is cute. I could break my leg outside, when I come in the house, she make you feel like your leg ain’t never break. Charlie. She got a great father but she’s just a kid that has an extra push. I could be mad, she lighten you up all the way. It makes you become a man; I’m her hero. I can’t let her down. If I’m the man she looks up to in her life and I let her down, she’s gonna expect that from every other man from this day forward.”
This truly changed my life. As I learned more about Waka (and the entire Brick Squad Monopoly group of talented artists) I got back in touch with my musical roots and interests, and began expanding my follows to include more rap and hip hop artists than social media experts. Through this period, I began blogging reviews of upcoming artists. I was able to meet (via Twitter) some amazing artists and talents, and not just rap musicians but actors, writers, country and rock artists…a truly awesome mix of talent and celebrity.Unfortunately, Diane’s husband at the time wasn’t quite as taken by his wife’s new obsession and when she told him she was going to attend one of the rapper’s concerts, his true colors began to show. She wrote:So Waka’s following and retweeting me gave me happiness, more followers and credibility. He started my new career of reviewing rap artists. I can’t ever thank him enough.
My ex NEVER liked rap, my interest in rap & rap artists, or my blogging about rap. When I knew Waka was coming to Ft. Lauderdale, my husband basically said he wouldn’t prevent me from going (as if) but he didn’t want me to go. When I didn’t immediately agree not to go, things got worse. He basically implied that (and I’m paraphrasing) “many black men would be putting their bodies in close proximity to mine.” Also, “since I was so enamored of Waka, if Waka asked, I might go out clubbing with him and end up doing something I’d regret.”… Of course, my ex probably didn’t really think Waka would ‘co-mingle’ with me, but it was the fact that he even suggested this kind of bullshit scenario that made my mind up for me. I got my Waka concert ticket. I went by myself. And guess what? There were more white people there than anything else, and people from every age group….Dianne also went the extra mile of paying for a meet and greet session with Waka who remembered his Twitter follower when he saw her in person. All of these elements combined inspired Dianne to go ahead and file them papers. She said:
“[B]asically, the experience with my ex of the Waka concert made my mind up for me. It was time to make that break, and live my life without looking over my shoulder or being beholden to a man who didn’t appreciate me or the interesting turns my life might take. We’ve been divorced for a few months now. I couldn’t be happier. The moral of this story? Don’t EVER let anyone else keep you from your bliss, no matter what that may be. If someone truly loves you, they will come along for the adventure. Otherwise, get the heck out and live your life to the fullest. Believe me, you’ll sleep better at night and have a song in your heart. The song in MY heart will always be a song by Waka Flocka Flame.Who knew you could get all that from a man yelling “brick squad” every two seconds? Congrats to Diane for making the moves she needed to make!
Well, if Beyoncé and Jay-Z can get matching “IV” ringer finger tattoos, why can’t Waka Flocka Flame and his boo get some too?
We haven’t heard much musically from the loc’ed up rapper over the last few months but Waka is surely about to get the internet streets talking. His longtime, on and off girlfriend, Tammy, briefly posted a picture of she and Waka – half of the picture was of them in an embrace and the other half showed off their tattoos. They have each other’s names tatted on their ring fingers.
While Waka went the more “traditional” route and got Tammy’s name on his ring finger (although with the spacing, it looks more like “TAM MY” and not “Tammy”), she went a little more …mainstream. If you looked at the photo posted, you’ll see that Tammy got “WAKA” tatted on her finger. That’s pretty far off from his real name, Juaquin. It seems a little weird that she’d get his stage name tattooed on her but hey, whatever floats your boat. Right?
By the way, Tammy took that picture down pretty quickly and replaced it with a drawing of Waka, a ball and chain and an engagement ring with “Tammy” written on the tag.
Waka and Tammy have no children together but Tammy has a daughter from a previous relationship that Waka treats like she’s his child.
They seem to be doing pretty good in their relationship now so congrats to the happy couple.
Celebrities are people too. And sometimes people do things that just don’t make a whole lot of sense. Whether they realize it or not, these celebs are going to regret their foolishness eventually — some sooner rather than later. Unfortunately for them, you can’t press rewind once the paparazzi get involved.
Tia Norfleet made her mark in black history by becoming the first black race car driver. But then she made us all look bad when she was kicked out of NASCAR for lying about her identity to cover up a few drug and theft charges and faking her NASCAR racing license.
Tia also had a criminal past she tried to apologize for, saying:
“People make mistakes in their life and move forward and make a better way. I think things that I’ve done, people make mistakes, as a child, as a teen, and basically, it’s things that you may not be proud of but you move forward and you help others. And they may be in the same situation and you can relate and they can relate to you, and you help them as much as possible.”
But we still feel bad for all of the little black girls who looked up to Tia before they found out that she was a criminal and a liar.