Photo via Twitter
TFGR can’t catch a break! After being outed for “borrowing” content for her essay on being a dark-skinned woman in America, Tameka went on a twitter rampage where she blasted the author who accused her of stealing her words:
The one quote that I found most interesting was:
“To steal ideas from one person is called PLAGAIRISM, to steal ideas from many is research.” ~ Unknown Ppl seek claim & fame by any means!
Someone please tell Tameka that to steal ideas at all is still STEALING! It’s really like a half-assed confession to say “yeah… I stole from you and several others but it was RESEARCH not plagairism…” *sigh* Just give the chick her credit and move on…
Meka also wrote a full explanation over at Global Grind where she gave the credit for her inspiration to several well-known Black authors including Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison, Alex Haley, Susan Taylor, Khalil Gibran, Langston Hughes, Frederick Douglass and Zora Neale Hurston. She still failed to mention Aisha Curry but I guess her pride stands in the way. Stay tuned….
Did Tameka Foster Glover Raymond Plagiarize Huffington Post Blog?
Don’t Shoot the Messenger ~ TFGR Explains Being Black in America
Can you guess who belongs to this set of sexy legs? Hint: She performed in Atlanta this weekend and was spotted backstage with her boo…I mean friend, who was formerly connected with Ludacris’ DTP. This American Idol is also set to replace Ciara, who was booted from the Britney Spears tour…
Click below for the reveal!
Ciara has been getting her shop on dayum near everyday since moving out west to L.A. The diva has been photographed all over Beverly Hills dropping mad cash while carrying around her lil mini-me Tyson:
“Today I took Tyson shopping with me. It’s cool to be able to take your dogs into stores, because in most cases, stores are strict” Aug 20th 7:53pm
CiCi’s also been breaking traffic laws in LA-LA land and recently admitted her crime via Twitter:
“Just ran the red light on accident and that camera thingy caught me! Ooh!!” Aug 20th 8:04pm
I dunno what’s going on with Ciara lately. She seems a bit different. Even in the photos she’s not her normally bubbly self. Maybe she’s still distraught about being dropped from the Britney Spears tour… More photos below:
My boo Twan Big Boi headlined the Atlanta leg of Heineken’s Red Star Soul event. The host for the evening was funnyman Kevin Hart and the opening acts were Mickey Factz and Mick Boogie.
Mickey Factz & Kevin Hart
Killer Mike & DJ Toomp
Of course all of your a-town favs were in the house, including Killer Mike, Big Kountry King, Lil Duval and more. One highlight of my evening was meeting Kevin Hart, who lit up the room with his lil chocolate presence. Kevin and I chatted for a bit and he enlightened me about life and purpose when he explained to he how he never imagined being paid so well to do what he loves. He also stole a lil piece of my heart when he threw the “A” just for me:
I know…I know…he looks a bit tortured but he really loved it! LOL! More photos and video of Big Boi performing a new tune from Sir Lucious Leftfoot: The Son of Chico Dusty called “Follow me” under the cut: Continue Reading…
Monique and Steve Harvey, photographed above with Carol’s Daughter founder Lisa Price, helped set off the lauch of Carol’s Daughters 9th store, which opened in Atlanta’s Lenox Square Mall. [sidebar: I wonder what Monique was thinking in that pic? Hopefully Fresh will mark this one in the side-eye hall of fame.] You may have even spotted Carol’s Daughter founder Lisa Price, at the location all weekend long. Friday kicked off the grand opening celebratory events with a VIP charity event. Comedian Steve Harvey, Monique, Boris Kodjoe, Steve Stoute, and many other industry heads dropped by Lenox Square to support the event where 33% of all proceeds went Mary J. Blige’s FFAWN organization.
Check out a few flix courtesy of KodakBoi:
Monique & Carol’s Daughter Founder Lisa Price
Boris Kodjoe & Carol’s Daughter Founder Lisa Price
The event lasted all weekend long with celebrity sightings on both Saturday and Sunday as well. Tameka ‘Tiny” Cottle was spotted shopping Saturday afternoon while Keri Hilson held a signing at the location on Sunday. There was even an Atlanta Housewife sighting! More flix below: