Angie Stone Celebrates 52 Birthday With The R&B Divas And Other R&B Legends (pics)

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This past Saturday I had the esteemed pleasure of celebrating Angie Stone’s 52 birthday alongside Angie and her closest friends and family. The TVOne cameras were there and so were all the R&B Divas including the newbies and excluding Nikki Gilbird. There were special performances by Dottie People, Mikki Howard, Allison Williams, Regina Belle and others. When I walked into the party Allison Williams was on the stage singing “Just Call My Name”. Baby when I tell you she shut the place down. Chile folks were slain in the spirit all through the venue. Spontaneity was the driving force in the room. After Angie stone took the stage to perform, an impromptu jam session broke out where Angie called the divas to the stage 1 by 1 to sing a lil something. Chile the gag is, when she called Latavia Roberson to the stage to sing, she would not get out of her chair citing that she had laryngitis. You know I was side-eying the hell out of her. Anyway get into these pics and other T’s from the party. Continue reading

Chrissette Michelle & Leelah James Join Cast Of R&B Divas LA. Dawn’s Car Is Still Running Hot, Kelly Booked

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Yes Gawd hunty. I had already shared with Y’all that Leelah James was joining the cast of R&B Divas LA, but production for season two started today ans so is Chrissette Michelle. Say what say huh? This should be good. The LA cast is coming with it. No tea no shade, in my mind i kind of feel like Chrissette Michelle is above R&B Divas. We all know that R&B Divas is the hasbeen express. Non the less, perhaps the addition of the relevant Chrissette Michelle is an attempt to re-brand the show and give it some spunk after Kelly Price gave the viewers such a negative experience. I’m so glad that Kelly is booked. As a matter of fact, i hope she stays booked from now until the saints come marching in so we never have to see her bad attitude having a$$ again. Dawn isn’t returning either. No one could find her. She was last seen on the side of Santa Monica Boulevard pouring water in her car.

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Singer Tweet Was On Way To Becoming An R&B Diva But Feared Lesbian Life Would Come To Surface

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It goes without saying that Tweet has one of the most unique voices of our time. Undoubtedly, mama can sing. That being said and Tweet being on her way to Unsung, it was a no brainer that Tweet would be a viable candidate for R&B Divas Atlanta. Well production felt the same way and began courting Tweet. They met with Tweet on multiple occasions but for whatever reason there was no real thunder there. One person close to production said “quiet as its kept, they met with her… And apparently they’re still sleep from the boredom”. Another source said “we actually love Tweet, she seems a bit guarded though.”  Well I ran into a friend of Tweet’s that had a few insights on the situation. Catch these T’s Continue reading

Promoters NOT BUYING The R&B Divas Tour As Kelly Price Announced It- “People Just Don’t Want It”

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At the conclusion of the R&B Divas LA reunion when Kelly Price made the big tour announcement, I fell dead to the bed. Is it me, or was the whole announcement shady bootz? Kelly announced that she along with Faith Evans,  Chante Moore, Dawn Robinson, and Brownstone would be going on tour. tumblr_mr3l93SYwp1s4u0oxo1_400The announcement caught everyone off guard. I like to refer to this lineup as the friends, family and favoritism tour. Much like the Sesame Street game, one of these things is not like the other. Based on their reactions, no one was more caught off guard than Lil Mo. Am I the only one who felt like Chante should have perhaps filled Mo in, even if no paperwork had been signed yet? Then it threw me how Kelly paid a sickening piece of homage to Michel’le, citing that before there was Faith or Mary J Blige, Michel’le was singing over hip hop beats. However, when the tour line up was announced, Michel’le s name was nowhere in the mix. Really Girl? But Dawn Robinson made the short list? Ohh ok.  We all see what this is.  There is so much mess here that I don’t even know where to begin breaking it all down. Continue reading

R&B Diva’s Monifah: Living and Loving With a Homophobic Daughter

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The thoughts and opinions expressed in this post solely belong to Anti intellect – FUNKY DINEVA DID NOT WRITE THIS

The mother-child relationship has the potential to be one the most special relationships in the world. Nature and society combine to render motherhood one of the most exalted roles that a woman can ever undertake in her life. Because the mother-child relationship is often filled with beauty, it is easy to forget that there can also be an ugly side to the mother-child relationship. Many things have the potential to undermine the mother-child relationship, but homophobia, in particular, taints the mother-child relationship in a uniquely insidious way.

Prior to watching R&B Divas Atlanta, I had little knowledge of the singer Monifah. What I did recall of her, I learned from the movie BAPS. In the movie, one of the characters runs up to Heavy D, in excitement, yelling, “I’m the next Monifah!” It was clear to me, even then, that Monifah was a great singer, but I had paid little attention to her throughout the years. When it was announced that Monifah would be part of the R&B Divas Atlanta cast, blogs and other media outlets began to report that Monifah was a lesbian woman. As a Black gay man, I was excited to by the news that Monifah was a member of the LGBT community, and that she would be sharing her life on television. When I began watching R&B Divas Atlanta, I soon came to realize that Monifah, aside from being a great singer, was also a woman with a beautiful personality and spirit. In each of her scenes, she could be counted on to emanate truth, light, love, and a positive attitude. I suppose, it was this warmth and kindness that made me assume that Monifah was loved, as the whole person she is, by everyone in her life. I was wrong.   Continue reading