NEW MUSIC: Proof That R&B Music Isn’t Dead – Tamar Braxton ‘Let Me Know’ Ft. Future

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Now y’all know I have a love hate relationship with this 1970′s sissy in a blonde wig. However, The Doll never minds paying HOMAGE when HOMAGE is due. Bae Bae let me tall y’all something, Tamar Braxton did the damn thang with her newest single ‘Let Me Know’. No tea no shade, I could have done without Future. He’s about as annoying to me as T-Pain, but Future on this track is going to ensure that it gets bumped in the clubs.

What I’m not understanding is that someone African-American female artist are abandoning R&B for Pop and other 5 cent bubble gum, citing that “its not selling” so on and so forth. Yet, Tamar Braxton has found away stay true to her R&B roots, make music that sounds radio worthy,  and b!tch The People like it. Some of these other female R&B singers need to step up their song selection game, including ALL THE R&B DIVAS. I think these days and times, so many people get hung up on writing their own music in an effort to capture all the publishing. Forget that, some of these hoes need to look on the back of Tamar & Beyonce’s cd and call some of these writers that they are hi-jacking music from. Y’all Beyonce & Tamar them be adding a ooh and an ahhh here and there and be tallmbout they wrote the song. Girl bye! It’s ok though. They don’t have to write em, just as long as they can sang em!

Get into Tamar’s latest hit:

 

Raven Symone Doesn’t Want To Be Called African-American, But AMERICA Will Still Call And Treat Her Black!

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Nessa Girl, I just got through watching this sit down interview that Raven Symone just did with Oprah, and girl I must say that I am a little concerned for little Olivia (Raven’s character on the Cosby show). Raven Symone, someone who is probably so far removed from “the Black experience” in American due to her early starts in Hollywood ignorantly expressed to Oprah

“I don’t know where my roots go to. I don’t know how back they go. I don’t know how far back, and I don’t know what country in Africa I’m from. I do know that my roots are in Louisiana. I’m an American, and that’s a colorless person because we’re all people. I have lots of things running through my veins.”

Oprah who was damn near startled out of her chair tried to give this miseducated sister a chance to clean up the mess that she had just made, but in a true unaware fashion, Raven dug the hole even deeper

“I’m an American. I have darker skin. I have a nice, interesting grade of hair.”

Here’s the thing. I totally get Raven and I see where she was trying to go with this whole thing. However, this was a misguided attempt to try to be a part of a greater whole, that quite frankly Raven and those that look like her are not the gatekeepers of. Unfortunately, the term “American” generically translates to “White people”, “Caucasian people”, “Becky & Heather”. Have you ever hear a white person refer to themselves as a “White – American” or a “Caucasian-American”? No, and you never will. However, everyone of any other race must hyphenate and attach a prefix to “American” (i.e. “African-American”, “Asian-American”, “Latino- American”). What Raven needs to understand is that in an effort to denounce being labelled, she’s herself is still blindly categorizing and labeling herself.  The issue, and one that I think Raven is totally unaware of, is that she is trying to be a part of a larger label that never intended to encompass her Black ass.

I caution Sister Raven to be a little careful with trying to disassociate with the one label of people, who are going to be the only label of people she’ll have to turn to, if some major sh!t hits the fan. No tea no shade, with the cocktail of cultures/races that she claims run through her veins, Raven most closely resembles the descendant of someone who was on a plantation during American Slavery. With that, “America” has and will continue to treat her as such. Unfortunately, Raven wants to be called “American”, but “America” is calling her “Black” or “African-American”. It perplexes me why people want to be a part of something that does not want them. Perhaps Raven’s early introduction to globs of money and high-powered Hollywood circles have her looking at the world out of rose tinted glasses. I’m here to hand her ass some some $20 clear lenses readers from Wal-Mart. Here Raven girl, look through these…

Something tells me Oprah has probably had a few conversations with Raven offline about this, then again, Oprah just discovered she was Black when her network started failing and she teamed up with Tyler Perry to save it. BLOOP!

 

T.I.’s Fake Sister Precious Overheard Telling People T.I. & Tiny Are Not Together And How T.I. Has New Baby

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Chile let me tell you something, you have got to be real careful where you at when you get to bumpin your damn gums and telling other peoples business. You just might be in the company of a bish that knows Miss Funky Dineva Ross. In this case, Precious’s ass was! Chile, T.I. cousin, who y’all think is his sister, who I thought was his Mama, was just running her damn mouth unknowingly confirmed what we already knew, and what I had reported on long ago. [READ T.I. Has Newborn Baby and NOT From Tiny. Couple Gets Physical At Grammy’s + Conspiracy To Cover It Up]  Much to my surprise, I thought T.I. and Tiny were working things out and moving towards T.I. moving back into the house. Chile, according to Precious and the folks that overheard her talking, T.I. & Tiny are a wrap!

Real talk, I think that T.I. & Tiny are fully aware that “the whole Atlanta” (Marlo Hampton Voice) knows they are not together. It is my belief that T.I. & Tiny  have chosen to conceal the status of their relationship in an effort to preserve the integrity of T.I. The Family Hustle (T.I.’s family themed reality show). I’m guessing that T.I. and the family signed a multi-year deal, and doesn’t want anything to get in the way of them fulfilling the deal and moreover interfering with the money. I ain’t mad with them. Why mess up the money because the relationship is messed up? Ain’t no need in taking two losses. For those of y’all that watch T.I. and The Family Hustle, have you noticed that we have not scene T.I. & Tiny appear together in a single scene? Trust me, that ain’t no coincidence.

I’m over the whole are they together are they not together mess. What I want to know is who is the chick that is walking around with T.I.’s newest baby on her hip. I’m sure she’s probably being paid to lay low. However, I’m also sure she has some messy friends that knows she’s T.I.’s Baby Mama. So listen, any of her messy friends, y’all send me an email with her name and a picture (funkydineva@funkydineva.com). Better yet, let me find Precious and just ask her. LOL

Monyetta Shaw Covers House of Chapple Magazine

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Alright now Mo, we see you. Atlanta’s favorite Southern Belle Monyetta Shaw graces the cover of House of Chapple Magazine’s October edition. Quiet as its kept, y’all better get a good look at her, cause ain’t no telling if that boring as show (Atlanta Exes) will be returning. Sizzling in red, Mo is serving stretch piece, Cheetah print, Jessica Rabbit realness.

Get into the rest of Mo’s pics and a behind the scenes video of her House of Chapple shoot. Continue reading

Porsha Williams NO LONGER A Real Housewife of Atlanta. Welcome Claudia Jordan. Official Season 7 Trailer

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Chile, for months on end there has been all kinds of talk about who will be the newest Housewife of Atlanta so on and so forth. The overall consensus is that we would be gaining 1 0r 2, but no one in a million years thought we would be losing one. Chile the people have snatched Porsha’s peach and given it to Claudia Jordan. Never in 10 billion years did I see this coming. I knew Claudia had recently move to Atlanta, and was filming here and there. I honestly thought she was just a friend of Kenya’s and that we would see here every now and again the way we saw Marlo. Guess I was wrong, the former Celebrity Apprentice caste-mate has jumped on the Kenya Moore express and road it straight into Peachville.

As for Porsha. She’s got this new job with Dish Nation, and hopefully it is the starts of a very fruitful career in media. The only reason why I am not too sad about Porsha not holding a peach is because she is young, pretty, and at this point has time on her side. For the rest of those heffas on the roster, trust me, this is their last hoorah. We can expect to see Porsha in a recurring friend roll, much like Dianna and Marlo from the past. Porsha filmed with these ladies from the onset of production for season 7 through the end. It is my guess that there just wasn’t much for them to work with in terms of storyline or they were stuck in negotiations up until the very end and could not come to an agreement.

Bravo has released the first official trailer plus a press release announcing the cast. Check it out. Continue reading

Amber Rose Didn’t Cheat With Nick Cannon, but She Says Wiz Khalifa Was Laying It Low & Spreading It Wide

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Written by Tatyana Jenene @TatyanaJenene

Ever since news broke out Monday that Amber Rose filed for divorce from her husband of one year Wiz Khalifa people have been speculating what broke up one of Hip-Hop’s favorite couple. Automatically people assumed that Amber was cheating on Wiz with her new manager Nick Cannon, especially since it came out last week that Nick helped Amber get a new TV and book deal. (Get money bitch!) Well, she ain’t sleeping with Nick Cannon. –Sorry folks, that’s not the story here.

Just a few weeks after their one year anniversary and the infamous twerk video for Wiz’s number one album “Blacc Hollywood”, Amber Rose took to her twitter to debunk the rumors that she is bumping uglies with Nick Cannon but confirmed that Wiz is cheating.

“Please stop with the fake stories. I would never ever, ever cheat on my husband in a million years I think u guys know this…..”  She said.

“Unfortunately my now ex-husband can’t say the same….”

“I’m devastated and crushed but my main focus is Sebastian. Thank you all [for] the support in this difficult time.” (Screenshots below)

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The word on the curb is that Amber has suspected Wiz of cheating since earlier this year when Wiz went on tour. Normally, Amber is attached to Wiz’s hip while he’s on tour, he’s has been known for bringing Amber on stage and “serenading” her with song. Even after she gave birth to their son Sebastian, the three of them were together while he was on tour. When she tried to come with him this July, he said hol’ up, hol’ up, hol’ up – you stay home! He wanted her to stay home and take care of their son while goes on tour and he needs to be left alone to make the money.

I don’t know where Amber got the proof from that Wiz cheated, but the fact that she had a zero tolerance for infidelity is no surprise since when she was with Kanye, he cheated on her with Kim Kardashian (assumed by few, confirmed by many.)

Wiz hasn’t said anything publicly, he’s twitter is full of “we gonna stay positive” messages… I’m hearing that the spilt is messy behind the scenes, legally it seems to be ok. Amber is willing to stick to their prenup, she also wants full custody of their son Sebastian and is willing to give Wiz visitation.

So that’s all… for now.