Erykah Badu performed at the Greek Theatre in LA Sunday evening after hitting up Atlanta, New York & Detroit. The singer is on tour and is on tour right now and has been spotted sporting a longer, lighter doo.
Ok so maybe it’s more of a Auburn than a blonde. I’ll call this yaki number 33. LOL! One things for sure. Erykah knows how to keep em guessing!
Check out video of her recent performance + more photos of Erykah’s 2010 tour: Continue Reading…
CNN’s T.J. Holmes was the last to interview T.I. prior to his reporting for his year and a day jail sentence. Now he revisits Tip, 7 months later to see how he’s changed. Tip discussed how his prison sentence changed him mentally and spiritually, stating:
I survived it and I’ve been able to use it to my advantage to make myself a better person…. I’m more concerned with my LIFE than I am My IMAGE. My image will be a reflection of my life and how I’m living. I feel like if I make the necessary adjustments in my LIFE then my IMAGE will change with it.
Speaking of images, Tip explained that he has a passion for music but he doesn’t see himself on stage at 40 plus. Music industry dudes have no hours and he wants more of a family life and stability right now:
I’m not going to be the 40 year old rapper. That’s Jay. He’s doing it very well but I just don’t see that for me. If I had the option of Jay-Z or Will Smith…. I think I’d go with Will.
I have a lot of respect for Jay-Z and his legacy but I feel like Will Smith gets to spend more time with his family. He gets to be home more and can actually raise his kids.
He has more of a HOME life…. and the money don’t hurt. $20 Million a flick ain’t bad!
Full interview: Continue Reading…
Alicia Keys and her fiance Swizz Beatz took to the jungle of South Africa to have their union blessed in a traditional Zulu ceremony.
According to That B*tch:
The hip-hop couple travelled to the city of Durban and donned Zulu clobber and sang songs under a fig tree, dubbed “the healing tree”.
Alicia, who is five months pregnant, also had the couple’s unborn baby blessed. The pair were in South Africa to headline the World Cup kick-off concert in Soweto.
I guess that’s a good way to ward off evil spirits. God bless em both…
Confirmed! Alicia Keys & Swizz Beatz are Engaged & Expecting…
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I was a lil late catching up on my weekly dose of Boondocks this week but couldn’t help but hear the buzz about how Aaron McGruder ‘went in” on Tyler Perry.
Perry, who’s caught heat over the years from the likes of Spike Lee and Dr. Cornel West, now faces the hip-hop heads with McGruder’s take on his chitlin circuit gospel plays, which he describes as “…a homo-erotic christian theatre cult.”
McGruder creates a dancing “Ma Duke” character, who was definitely a parody of Madea…
In “Pause,” an episode written by McGruder, a thinly veiled version of Perry (Winston Jerome) is portrayed as a closeted, cross-dressing cult leader whose love of the Christian faith is a mask for his true sexuality. There’s definitely some classic quotes in the episode, like Riley’s take on “no-homo:”
“How I know you not homo unless you say ‘no homo’?”
And while the “Winston Jerome” character bears little physical resemblance to Perry, the reference is obvious…
In case you missed it: Continue Reading…
The man has served his time, moved on to another team and after almost a year out of the big house, Michael Vick is still in the dog house!
Vick spent 21 months in jail after admitting to his involvement in a dog fighting ring and although he still has love in the “A” he was let go from the Atlanta Falcons shortly after his release. Now playing as backup quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles, Vick has still faced obstacles and opposition to his success.
Last March, Vick received the Ed Block Courage Award and humbly endured a ton of angry protesters and now, for the second year in a row, he’s been rated the most hated man in sports! Continue Reading…
Former Real Housewives of Atlanta castmate DeShawn Snow is currently in the process of getting unhitched from her husband of 12 years, former NBA player Eric Snow.
[READ: Divorce Alert! Eric Snow Ditches RHOA Alum Deshawn ~ COURT DOCUMENTS]
The two apparently had a prenuptial agreement and are still battling it out over their divorce settlement. There’s a hearing scheduled in Fulton County Superior Court July 1st, so I’m sure more details will be forthcoming.
There’s no need to worry about DeShawn though. She’s definitely no slouch when it comes to deal making. Word on the street is that she’s close to inking a deal through her Snowball Production Company with The Disney Network. Continue Reading…