Nessa girl, it saddens me to have to even tell you the bullsh!t I’m about to tell you. After all the ranting and the raving, A Mother’s Love WILL NOT be coming to a city nearest you after all. Simply put, it appears that the promoter who the play was licensed to may have bitten off a little more than they could chew. Quiet as its kept, I knew something in the milk wasn’t clean when the check I was written for my first week’s salary bounced. Writing this post is a little weird for me, because I am so use to telling other people’s tea, and not my own. However, here we go…
For those of you wondering “how is it that the play stop moving due to lack of resources, and Kandi is rich”, here’s how. Kandi & Todd created and produced the original play. After the play’s initial run in Atlanta, Kandi & Todd were apprehensive about travelling the play around the US on their dime, because these were unchartered territories for them. One magical day, A promoter approached Kandi & Todd about wanting to invest in and promote the play on a 30 city tour. The reasonable assumption to any rational adult is that if someone approaches you about putting a 30 city tour together, that they have the resources and the skill set to do so. Well we all know what they say about assumptions…
Fast forwarding to casting. The cast was eventually given phone calls, a few cast changes were made, salaries were negotiated, and we were on our way to travelling across the US spreading the joys of A Mother’s Love. Mama I’m going to be a big star!! NOT! Here is where things get a little murky. A gamble was made by a promoter who used people’s lives as chips. Being given a contract that pretty much says you will be on the road from September – December and paid XYZ salary weekly was all the go ahead people needed to quit their day jobs, reject other offers, and basically rearrange their lives. Last night, when news broke that the tour was cancelled, there were many tears shed. People’s lives changed in a matter of seconds. Expecting to be paid this Monday, and in exchange being told that the tour is no more, coupled with the fact that you quit your job (your only source of income), emotions were running high. There were some people in the room who honestly had no other money than what was in their pocket, and was really depending on this Monday payout. Continue reading →
Chile what self respecting reality TV star moves their own belongings in a Uhaul truck? I’ll tell you who, that damn Stevie J. Everyone knows that Stevie J & Joseline were renting a home from famed booking agent Johnnie Cabbell. What people might not have known is the whole while Stevie & Joseline have been in Johnnie’s place, he has had some challenges collecting the rent. The Atlanta streets stayed buzzing about how various employees of Johnnie’s have gone over to the home to collect the rent, and they were always greeted with some sort of excuse by Stevie J & Joseline. When Johnnie’s employees were not being served with excuses, they were outright being avoided like Jehovah Witnesses.
In fairness to Stevie J & Joseline, the circumstances surrounding their move are unknown. For all we know their lease could be up. I’m not saying they got evicted, nor am I saying they could no longer afford to live there. What I am saying is they moved their own shit in Uhaul truck which is rather peculiar for someone of their stature. Why in the hell didn’t they hire movers? My guess is, they didn’t have that much stuff to move. All the furniture and what not must have belonged to Johnnie as well.
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In what we think is a response to all of the eviction rumors, Stevie J posted this:
Too bad you can’t live inside of Grammy’s, or stick them under the teller window at GA Power.
Meelah Williams said “No Gawd Hunty! Before you queue up the production of UNSUNG, the 702 story, get into my video.” I know that’s right girl. Don’t count you out! The R&B Divas platform has given many of R&B past leading ladies a new shot at relaunching their music careers. Good to see that Meelah Williams has recognized the opportunity and moreover has seized it. Unlike many of the Divas who have sat on the platform for years without any new releases. The 1st season rookie has taken no time getting in the studio and pumpin out some some new tunes.
Check out Meelah’s newest video featuring Musiq Soulchild
May be the chapstick supply is low in harlem, may be the liquor store ran out of Hennessey and Thot-A-Ritas, but there was a full out brawl between friendemies Ceaser and Puma on Sunday even envolving their ladies, Ceaser’s here today and gone tomorrow girlfriend and Dutchess and Puma’s wife Quani.
If you can remember season two of Black Ink showed Puma stepping out on his own and opening his own tattoo shop Ink 124 after a huge fall out with owner of Black Ink, Ceaser over Dutchess and that damn mouth of hers. By the end of season two all was well between everyone – including Dutchess and it seemed like season three and been filming without any problems (mainly because Ceaser and Dutchess have been filming mostly in North Carolina.) Sunday night, Dutchess claims that two of Quani’s “fat” friends jumped her and that Quani jumped in kicking her and whatnot.
Nessa girl, you know I’ve been on Tour with Miss Kandi Burruss, so I’m a little delayed when it comes to reporting the up to the minute news. However, I think being a little delayed gives me an advantage in the sense that I can know look at situations in their entirety, and not just bits and pieces. For starters, let’s talk about how the whole left side of my body is still dead from when Momma Dee sang “I Deserve” on the season finally of Love & Hip Hop Atlanta. No, seriously. I fell dead to da couch, and subsequently to da hard wood floors.
Immediately following the season finally, I received an invite to a live musical performance by Momma Dee. I thought to myself , “this can’t be real life.” In all honesty, I wanted to attend, but had prior obligations. I’ve interviewed Momma Dee in the past, and she sang a couple bars of Anita Baker’s “I Apologize Then”. Chile, I damn near died then. Now Debra has taken this thing mainstream. The gag is, I don’t think her teeth wanted to go along with her for the ride. Either that, or all that dancing Mama Dee did during her Franky Beverly & Maze set shook them bad boys loose. Regardless of the fact, those teeth were not seeing it for Momma Dee and I guess they gave her what the felt she deserved…
For what it is worth, I think Momma Dee could be halfway decent with a little training. All in all, the entire concept and performance was cute simply because it’s Momma Dee. Who doesn’t love Momma Dee? Y’all be sure to stay tuned. Expect to see Momma Dee performing at The Golden Corral nearest you.
Check out Momma Dee’s full length performance, and let me know if you see it for her. Continue reading →
Twitter Honey of The Year, Rapper and Love and Hip Hop Star Joe Budden turned himself in to New Jersey Police in connection to an alleged attack on his now ex- girlfriend last week, causing severe bruising to her body. Just for the sake of sepeculation, it was not Tahiry or Katlyn.
According to reports, Joe became angry because his ex-friend was out partying and posted pics with other guys to her Instagram account. The allegedly he drove to Dyckman Street (NYC), stole her cell phone, shoved her in the car and started assaulting her, pushing her face into the dashboard. Afterwards, he allegedly drove back to his New Jersey home and continued to assault the 25-year-old woman in his home.
Over the weekend the NYPD twitter page posted that the “Pump It Up” rapper was wanted by the NYPD in connection to the taking of the cellphone. Of Course in true twitter honey fashion he tweeted I’ll be in a strip club in Astoria tonight. Let the “Man Hunt” know @NYPDnews. and also threatened to sue the NYPD.
NBC Channel 4 in NYC went to Joe Budden’s home where he said that he regrets taunting the NYPD on twitter and he plans to corporate with the NYPD as he did with New Jersey Authorities. He was booked and then released for domestic violence in New Jersey and when he turns himself in to New York Authorities it will also be for domestic violence and robbery for that snatching of her cellphone. According to Joe, the cellphone in question is in his name, but he wants to rectify the situation and move on.
If you can remember this isn’t the first time Joe has been accused of domestic violence. Back in 2011, his ex-girlfriend Esther Baxter accused him of beating her resulting in a restraining order and a miscarriage of their unborn child. He talked about it in the song “No Ordinary Love Sh*t Pt. 3.” He took to his twitter to make light of the situation and give his thoughts on the situation as well and domestic cases in general.
What’s more disgusting than his logic and the people who agree with him are the women in his mentions telling him that they would never call the police on him, trying to get chose…
In other news, according to Joe he will not be on the next season of Love and Hip-Hop: New York… silver lining.