World, Stop! Beyoncé & LaTavia Roberson Reunite at “OTR II” Show in Houston, Texas

Wayment. So this REALLY happened?! Yup, it sure did!!

Beyoncé updated her official website today with a bunch of new photos from her and JAY-Z’s On The Run II Tour stop in Houston, Texas … and among the pics were some showing her reuniting with yet ANOTHER former Destiny’s Child bandmate: LaTavia Roberson!

In case you missed it (or forgot), Beyoncé made headlines last week when she posed for a couple of pictures backstage with (a very pregnant) former DC4 member LeToya Luckett. And now, she’s doing it all over again with LaTavia!

 

Beyoncé’s reunion with LaTavia was teased when Roberson was spotted in the VIP section of the audience at the second Houston show Sunday night (Sep. 16).

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And now, Beyoncé is letting the world know that all is well between the two of them by sharing photos of their private backstage pre-show reunion on her website.

A couple of the pics show Beyoncé laughing and posing with LaTavia and LaTavia’s mother:

One of the photos appears to show Beyoncé meeting LaTavia’s daughter Lyric:

But this is probably the most heartwarming photo of the bunch. Beyoncé and LaTavia in a warm embrace:

If you’re keeping score, that makes TWO former DC members who have reunited with Beyoncé in the past week. The seven-year-old me is ECSTATIC right now!

This reunion was a LONG time coming, apparently. LaTavia re-posted the photos on her Instagram, writing in the caption of one that she hadn’t seen Bey in almost two decades:

“It was so wonderful sharing a laugh and spending time with my FRIEND of 30 yrs…..hadn’t seen Bey in 18 yrs. My mother @cheryl_lastrap is clearly tickled. The children are amazing…”

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Just last month, LaTavia posted on Twitter that she was tired of being called “bitter” by Beyoncé and Destiny’s Child fans.

And a few months before that, she posted a throwback photo of Destiny’s Child on Instagram, again, saying that she’s tired of being called “the bitter one.”

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Anywho… The Carters have four shows coming up in California, which just so happens to be Farrah Franklin’s home state. The internet would literally break if she invited her out to one of the shows and reunited with her backstage. I’m sure Farrah would accept the invitation.

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Kaiden Lee-Welch: Quick Facts About 1-Year-Old Swept Away in Hurricane Florence Floodwaters

Search teams have recovered the body of a 1-year-old North Carolina boy who was swept away in rushing floodwaters from Hurricane Florence Sunday evening (Sep. 16).

Kaiden Lee-Welch was declared “missing” Sunday night, and after an hours-long search, his body was found Monday morning not far from where he and his mother encountered floodwaters in the small town of Marshville, NC.

Here’s what you need to know:

Kaiden Lee-Welch’s mother, Dazia Lee, said she drove around a barricade and lost control of her car after encountering floodwaters.

Dazia Lee was driving along North Carolina Highway 218 with her 14-month-old son, Kaiden Lee-Welch, to visit family when they arrived at a barricade around 8:30 p.m. Sunday night (Sep. 16).

Officials said Lee drove around a barricade that was blocking off a flooded road in the small town of Marshville (about an hour outside of Charlotte), and lost control of her car after the floodwaters took the vehicle and pushed it into a tree.

Lee later told officials that she drove around the barricade because it was slightly tilted to the side, and she thought the road was safe for travel.

Lee was able to free her son from his car seat, and they both got out of the car, but she lost her grip in the rough waters.

“I was hydroplaning. I was trying to do everything I could and it got worse when water gets in your car. You start to panic, you start to freak, you think you’re sinking fast. Everything just happened too fast,” Lee told Channel 9 News.

“When [the] water came in I was trying to calm my son. He was confused, that’s all he was. He was just confused but I told him it’s okay, don’t panic, even though I was panicking, I told him don’t panic,” Lee said.

“I was holding his hand, trying to hold him, trying to pull him up,” Lee told FOX 46. “I couldn’t hold on anymore, and he let go.”

The 1-year-old was swept away in the rushing waters of Richardson Creek.

Paramedics on the scene also had to be rescued when their ambulance got caught in the floodwaters.

Kaiden’s body was found in about 10 feet of water. He was pinned between the car’s front bumper and a tree.

After losing control of her car and witnessing her baby being swept away in Hurricane Florence’s floodwaters, Dazia Lee was rescued and taken to the hospital.

Rescue teams spent several hours searching for the baby boy Sunday night, but Kaiden was nowhere to be found. They called off the search to wait for daylight.

Dive teams were sent out Monday morning, and that’s when they found the boy’s lifeless body near a flooded soybean field, not too far from the car, The Charlotte Observer reported.

Officials said Kaiden’s body was found pinned between the car’s front bumper and a tree in about 10 feet of water.

Kaiden was Dazia Lee’s only child, who she described as “the sweetest boy you could ever have.”

Sadly, Kaiden Lee-Welch was Dazia’s Lee only child. “He had really changed my life,” Lee told local NBC affiliate WCNC. “He’s my only child and now he’s gone.”

Lee told NBC Charlotte she would never put her child in harm’s way, but because she’s not from that area, and the barricade wasn’t in the road as it should have been, she had no idea the danger that lied ahead.

“I was about to detour, but I stopped. I saw cars coming in and out, so I thought it was safe,” Lee said, holding back tears. Lee said she was driving on that road to bring Kaiden to visit his great-grandmother.

“She was a stranger to the area, driving to just be with her family,” the Sheriff said. “Her car got caught in the water and was forced onto an open field.”

Lee said Sunday night is a night she never wants to talk about again. “All I know is I’ve been traumatized, I’ve been through so much. There’s no more that I can take,” she said.

“He’s the sweetest boy you could ever have,” Lee choked through tears to FOX 46. “I did everything I could from the moment I was pregnant to the moment I lost him.”

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Buffalo Bills’ Vontae Davis Explains Bizarre Halftime Retirement: “Reality Hit Me Fast and Hard, I Shouldn’t Be Out There Anymore”

Buffalo Bills Cornerback Vontae Davis raised a lot of eyebrows with his bizarre halftime during Sunday’s (Sep. 16) game against the Los Angeles Chargers, which ended in a 31-20 loss.

30-year-old Davis, who signed with the Bills this offseason and was inactive for Week 1, reportedly “put on his street clothes” during halftime, “said he was quitting and left the stadium,” ESPN reporter Chris Mortensen wrote on Twitter, responding to this tweet from Buffalo Bills beat reporter Mike Rodak: “[Bills Linebacker] Lorenzo Alexander says he was told at start of second half that Vontae Davis quit and retired.”

In a post-game interview with SportsCenter, Lorenzo Alexander said Davis’ quitting in the middle of the game (which they ended up losing) was “completely disrespectful to all of his teammates.” Alexander added, “[Davis] didn’t say nothing to nobody. You know as much as I know. I know I found out going into the second half of the game. He said he was not coming out, he retired.”

Hours after his abrupt exit, Davis released a statement via the NFL’s official Twitter account.

“This isn’t how I pictured retiring from the NFL,” he wrote. “But today on the field, reality hit me and hard. I shouldn’t be out there anymore.”

Davis said he didn’t mean to disrespect his teammates and coaches—some of whom took it as disrespect.

“I hold myself to a standard. Mentally, I always expect myself to play at a high level,” he wrote. “But physically, I know today that isn’t possible and I had an honest moment with myself. While I was on the field, I just didn’t feel right, and I told the coaches, ‘I’m not feeling like myself.’”

Bils coach Sean McDermott was just as confused as everyone else. “[He] pulled himself out of the game. He communicated to us that he was done,” McDermott told reporters.

Bills Defensive Tackle Kyle Williams said he’s never experienced something like this before. “I think the only thing to say is he’s where he needs to be right now,” Williams said. Asked where that was, he responded: “That’s not here, point blank and simple.”

Read Vontae Davis’ full statement on his retirement below:

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Watch the First 6 Minutes of Black Ink Crew’s Season 7 Premiere

We’re just days away from the Black Ink Crew (New York) Season 7 premiere, and VH1 is teasing fans by previewing the first six minutes of the episode.

The clip opens up with Ceaser throwing a block party at his 113th street shop in Harlem to celebrate the upcoming launch of a new shop in New Orleans. “You heard right! Four shops, bitches!” Ceaser says excitedly. “Now I have 113th, 125th, ATL, and New Or-leans!”

When the party moves inside the shop, the cameras cut to Alex and Donna tonguing each other down. “Dayummmmm!” Kitty says. “Is she gonna come up for air?!” Apparently, the two have gotten extremely close ever since professing their love to one another since the Miami trip at the end of Season 6. “I just love everything about this man,” says Donna.

Because Sky can’t do anything without being extra, she makes a huge grand entrance by being carried into the shop on a platform being held up by four shirtless men. “I am the Empress of Black Ink, so of course I deserve the same royal treatment that Ceaser got the last time he opened up a shop,” she says. “Therefore, I’m here with these half-naked servants to celebrate the grand opening of Black Ink New Orleans, bitches!”

Things are still pretty tense between Tati and the rest of the cast, so when she walks in with an emotional support dog, the jokes start flying. “I need emotional support,” she explains, because “I don’t know what to expect from some of you guys.”

Knowing exactly what she’s talking about, everyone says “Ooh!” and looks at Jadah. If you’ll remember, Jadah jumped on her in Miami for allegedly messing around with Teddy. Then, lest we forget, we’re treated to a montage of Tati being attacked by Young Bae and Donna, and, of course, the Jadah incident.

The Black Ink Crew Season 7 Episode 1 preview ends with Ceaser announcing that he’ll be taking some of the crew to New Orleans to help open the new shop, while others will stay behind to watch over the New York shops.

To find out what else the cast of Black Ink Crew (New York) is up to, be sure to tune in to the Season 7 premiere this Wednesday, September 19th at 10/9c following the Black Ink Crew Chicago Season 4 Finale.

In the meantime, check out the Black Ink Crew Season 7 press release below to find out what you can expect from the cast this season:

After six years of inking their place in the New York tattoo scene, this season follows the crew as they set their sights on the future to grow their empires and families.

In the new season, Black Ink’s head honcho, Ceaser, continues his reign as the tattoo king of New York while also opening the doors to his fourth shop in the Big Easy. The New Orleans hub is an upscale 24-hour tattoo parlor, bar and restaurant that is bound to become a scene staple.

Sky is more committed than ever to her newfound relationship with her son, Des, which she’s balancing along with the launch of the new shop. After their sex tape scandal, Donna and Alex are tighter than ever as they work to build a substantial relationship. Young Bae begins her journey to U.S. citizenship and welcomes her first bundle of joy.

Walt’s path to sobriety is tested when he heads to New Orleans and is tempted by the party scene. O Sh*t cooks up solo plans as he voices frustrations with the New York shop. Melody, now a mother, hopes to connect with her family after finally embracing her biracial identity.

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Moniece Slaughter Begs For “Love & Hip Hop Hollywood” Contract Release

Moniece Slaughter wants out of her Love & Hip Hop Hollywood contract, and she’s begging Mona Scott Young’s team to make it happen ASAP.

Moniece took to social media recently to ask her LHHH bosses to relieve her of her reality show duties.

In a lengthy post on Instagram, Moniece thanked the LHHH team for providing her with the opportunity to “financially provide for myself and my son,” but she feels like it’s time for her to move on.

Moniece said she’s tried to get out of her contract in the past, but was “told no to a clean release.” And after shopping around for other reality TV opportunities and not being able to find any other shows to be a part of, she said she returned “to ensure my son was taken care of.”

While shooting Season 5, Moniece said she had a “complete mental breakdown” and chose to admit herself to outpatient therapy and put herself on medication.

“But today, I’m in a place where I absolutely can not take any more. For any reason. I’m miserable,” she wrote. “I have completely run out of steam. I have no more to give to this franchise. It’s sucked the life out of me. My depression. My anxiety. My sleep deprivation. My weight loss… are at an all-time high. And with a slightly teary stare, I am begging you. Humbly. Desperately. Please. Moniece Slaughter wants out of her Love & Hip Hop Hollywood contract, and she’s begging Mona Scott Young’s team to make it happen. [Release] me. I don’t know how else to drive it home. But I feel like I’ve run out of options.”

She ended her message saying that she’s “thankful for 5 amazing seasons” but she’s ready to move on for her own sanity. “I neeeeeeeeddddd to be released,” she said.

Read her entire message to Mona and co. below:

As I have a moment to reflect. Peace and quiet. Just me, by myself. There are a few things I wanna get off my chest.

I want to thank @monascottyoung @stefateaser & @msrocc68 for this opportunity and platform. It’s allowed me to be able to financially provide for myself and my son. Secondly, I have to thank everybody that encourages me and supports me and has grown with me over the past 5 seasons. Since Season 1 until now.

There comes a time when we (adults), have to be honest with ourselves. A while ago. I arrived at a place where I realized continuing to come back (when I felt myself slipping emotionally/mentally) was doing me more harm than good.

But after being told no to a clean release, and not being able to pursue other avenues in television; I simply returned to ensure my son was taken care of. At the top of this season, when I was told no to a release, I had a complete mental breakdown. I chose intensive outpatient therapy and medication.

But today, I’m in a place where I absolutely can not take any more. For any reason. I’m miserable. I have completely run out of steam. I have no more to give to this franchise. It’s sucked the life out of me. My depression. My anxiety. My sleep deprivation. My weight loss. Are at an all-time high. And with a slightly teary stare, I am begging you. Humbly. Desperately. Please. Moniece Slaughter wants out of her Love & Hip Hop Hollywood contract, and she’s begging Mona Scott Young’s team to make it happen. [Release] me. I don’t know how else to drive it home. But I feel like I’ve run out of options.

Just release me. Let me go. And let’s be thankful for 5 amazing seasons. But I need off this ride. For my sanity. For my son. For myself. I neeeeeeeeddddd to be released. #withlove

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Wanda Smith’s Husband Allegedly Pulled Out a Gun on Katt Williams at Comedy Club Over Roasting Session

It sounds like Atlanta radio personality Wanda Smith’s husband was not amused by Katt Williams’ epic roast of his wife on the radio the other day.

According to reports, the husband of the “Frank and Wanda in the Morning” co-host allegedly pulled out a gun on Williams at a comedy show in ATL Saturday night (Sep. 15).

The internet was treated to a hilarious exchange between Katt Williams and Wanda Smith, in which Williams cracked a number of jokes about Smith’s weight, her wig, and her cooking skills.

Katt was apparently there for an interview, but it turned into a brutal roasting session when Smith defended comedic actress Tiffany Haddish after Williams said Haddish wasn’t really that funny, and her fame was because “she wanna sleep with a white man.”

Video clips of the tense back-and-forth between Williams and Smith went viral on social media Friday, garnering millions of views in less than 24 hours.

The following evening, outside the Atlanta Comedy Theater in Norcross, GeorgiaSmith’s husband, LaMorris Williams, confronted Katt about the many digs he took at his wife, and even allegedly went as far as threatening him with a gun.

According to Sandra Rose:

LaMorris introduced himself to Williams as Smith’s husband, according to witnesses. Williams was in the club to support fellow comedian Red Grant who performed that night.

LaMorris, who was accompanied by the couple’s sons, didn’t open fire on the comedian, but Gwinnett police responded to the club and took a statement from Williams. LaMorris was gone by the time police arrived.

When interviewed by police, Sellers said that Williams had a verbal fight with Smith, and Williams “indicated he wanted to fight,” according to the police report. Sellers reportedly approached Williams and chased him into the parking lot of the Food Depot, then turned back to the Atlanta Comedy Club.

Sellers admitted to having a gun, however, he said he never pulled it out on Williams. He said the gun simply fell from his waistband while he was chasing Williams. Sellers denied pointing a gun at anyone.

Police said no independent witnesses came forward to corroborate Williams or Seller’s account of events. Surveillance video from the Food Depot showed Sellers chasing Williams into the store, but didn’t show Sellers holding a gun, police said.

The Atlanta Comedy Theater has surveillance cameras, but they weren’t accessible at the time the police report was filed. Williams told police that he didn’t want to press any charges over the incident, but if the club’s cameras showed any crimes were committed, charges could be filed.

Wanda recalled the weekend’s events Monday morning (Sep. 17) on the radio, and said that Katt wasn’t even supposed to be doing an interview with them Friday. She said she and Frank were interviewing Red Grant from “Leprechaun in the Hood” when they heard Katt was in the building, and Wanda convinced him to come into the studio.

Smith said this was her first time meeting him, and she respected him as a big-time comic. She said she was shocked, however, when the comedian started going in on her.

“I am not playing victim,” Smith said (via AJC). “I am not a jokester like that. I don’t know how to do that. He did it. He won. It threw me off.”

Atlanta Comedy Theater owner Gary Abdo said he was in the V-103 studio when the exchange between Smith and Williams went down and said it was really tense between them. The interview led to Saturday night at the comedy club, where Smith is a regular host.

Smith said when Williams saw her outside the club, he walked up to her and said, “I told you f****n’ with me will make you go viral!” She said that’s when her husband got upset, but she couldn’t go into details on air for legal reasons.

Some V-103 listeners supported Smith, saying Williams’ behavior was inappropriate. “You invited hatred in,” one caller said. “He did not come in love. You guys were the portal.”

Others, however, said that as a fellow comic, Smith should be able to handle the jokes. Another caller said she “can dish it but can’t take it.”

Ski defended himself for not ending the interview early because, at the time, he didn’t think anything was wrong. “I just see two comedians going back and forth,” Ski said. “I’m okay,” Smith said.

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WATCH: Katt Williams Roasts “Frank & Wanda” Radio Host on Her Own Show

Tiffany Haddish wasn’t the only person on the receiving end of a verbal assault from Katt Williams on Friday’s (Sep. 14) “Frank and Wanda In The Morning” radio show. The Emmy Award-winning comedian also went in on one of the show’s hosts, Wanda Smith.

SEE ALSO: Katt Williams Went IN on Tiffany Haddish & Her “Diseased Vajayjay,” Says She Hasn’t “Proven Her Ability to Tell Jokes”

It all started when Wanda threw shade at Katt Williams’ hair. “Your hair is kinda…” she said before bursting into laughter. Katt, however, was clearly not amused, as he kicked off a roasting session that lasted at least two minutes while her co-hosts laughed hysterically in the background.

Katt Williams: “My hair is 19 inches long and I have no perm. Oops.”

Wanda Smith: “You don’t? That’s not a perm?”

Katt: “No, it is is not, nice lady. Come run one of your gnarled fingers … while you’re on air, so they can hear you lie.”

Wanda: “Come over here.”

Katt: “No, no, no… that’s now that works.”

Wanda: “Oh, OK, well then stay over there.”

Katt: “Don’t worry, ain’t nobody puttin’ their hands through yours.”

Wanda: “That’s right, they don’t have to. I don’t want them to. Get on out of here! You OK?”

Katt: “Only one of our hair is moving while we talk.”

Wanda: “Are you alright this morning?”

Katt: “Tell Wanda to take off them headphones and that wig. That wig and them headphones go together?”

And that was just the first minute! He also called her “The Black Lane Bryant” and told her that he was “not the one” to go back-and-forth with. He also said: “If you can’t get your blood pressure down, you can’t calm me down. Your cholesterol is 600 … You probably shouldn’t talk about sizes. Youg big on the radio.”

Wanda responded saying that he was “big in prison,” and Katt clapped back letting her know that he’s never been to prison, only jail (and there is a difference). “19 felonies, no convictions, knock it off, prison and jail is not the same,” he said.

“Only one of us has $12 worth of jewelry on,” the comedy veteran added. “If you wanna have Wanda’s jewelry, please go to Citgo or QuikTrip at any point.”

The clip, which has gone viral on Twitter, ends there, so we don’t know what else he said, but those first two minutes were more than enough. “I watched the whole interview. He didn’t let up. Straight slaughterhouse,” a Twitter user wrote in the video’s comments.

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“Black Ink Crew” Season 7 Trailer: Ceaser Brawls with Puma, O’Sh**, Walt & Some Random Guy; Jadah Gets Pregnant (By Teddy?); Donna Is Still Hoeing

Black Ink Crew (New York) is back for an all-new season full of new drama, and ahead of the Season 7 premiere, VH1 has released the full supertrailer giving fans a sneak peek at what to expect.

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In the extended sneak peek, Sky is all “life is all about celebration,” but it looks like the festivities are going to be cut short when her son Dez reveals that he wants to enlist in the Army. Since getting together with Alex, Donna is falling more in love everyday. However, trouble soon finds paradise when the free-spirited tattoo artist seemingly goes back to her old ways.

Ted went from Sky to Jadah Blue, to shop manager Tati but after some unexpected news, he may need to make a U-turn back to his blue-haired bae. The whole crew is shocked to hear that Jadah is with child, and Ted needs to guard his head because Tati has good aim. The shop welcomes Tokyo Renee, a body painter who Donna and Melody feel is crazy, so crazy, that Jadah throws hands with her. In lighter news, business is booming and Cease is ready to open up another shop, but those NOLA dreams quickly turn into a nightmare.

Bae gives birth, O’S**t and Cease’s brotherly bond may be a wrap, Walt gets fired, and who is that man Ceaser is fighting with?

Black Ink Crew Season 7 premieres on Wednesday, September 19th, following the Black Ink Crew: Chicago Season 4 Finale.

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Tami Roman Walked Out of “Basketball Wives” Season 7 Reunion After Apologizing to Evelyn Lozada: Did Tami Quit the Show?

Did Tami Roman quit Basketball Wives? That’s the question fans of the show are asking following reports of her walking off the set while taping the Season 7 reunion last month.

According to The Jasmine Brand, Roman—who spent the last few episodes of Season 7 at odds with Jennifer Williams and Evelyn Lozada over a rumor about Lozada sleeping with Shaunie O’Neal’s ex—”abruptly left” while cameras were rolling.

TJB’s source revealed that before Tami chucked the deuces, she apologized to Evelyn for claiming she lied about her domestic violence incident with Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson in their ensuing argument over the drama about Shaunie’s ex.

“She told Evelyn that she was sorry, thanked everyone for a great season, then walked off the stage,” the source said.

The show’s producers were reportedly stunned at Roman’s abrupt exit. “They were upset and totally blind-sided, but that’s the nature of these shows,” the insider added.

Lest we forget, Tami wasn’t really thrilled about returning to BBW for Season 7. In fact, the only reason she came back to the show was because she was reportedly promised a spin-off with her longtime boyfriend Reggie Youngblood.

If you’ve been watching the latest season of Basketball Wives, you know that it has been full of drama and Tami has been at the center of most of it.

Regarding the rumor of Evelyn allegedly sleeping with Shaunie’s ex (which Evelyn adamantly denies BTW), Tami said that Jennifer Williams made up the year-old rumor in an attempt to hurt Evelyn while they were on the outs.

(FYI: A lot of people believe the “ex” in question is Shaunie’s ex-husband Shaquille O’Neal, but it’s not. They were referring to Shaunie’s ex-boyfriend Marlon Yates Jr.)

Jennifer, however, said that Tami was the one who came to her about the rumor. But Tami then came with receipts (i.e. text messages) to prove to Shaunie that Jennifer was indeed solely responsible or spreading the rumor.

Speaking of Jennifer Williams, it has widely been reported that she did not attend the BBW Season 7 Reunion taping because everyone on the show has problems with her. On the Season Finale, Malaysia threatened to “beat her a**” and threw a table at her for denying that she talked trash about Evelyn’s daughter Shaunice—something Malaysia says Jennifer did while Jenn and Ev weren’t friends.

Tami’s future with the show is uncertain, and on top of that, she may have jeopardized her future spin-off by walking out of the reunion taping without warning, the Jasmine Brand reports. Called The Beverly Trill Billies, a play on the 1960’s sitcom The Beverly Hillbillys, the Mona Scott Young produced series was supposed to start shooting this summer. The show would follow Tami and Reggie entertaining his family that lives down south.

Roman told Life & Style recently that she was excited to be filming a spin-off because she didn’t like the way she was portrayed on Basketball Wives.

“I think it was time. I’ve been a part of the Basketball Wives franchise since 2010 — and it hasn’t been for lack of trying to have my own situation, because we tried several times,” she said. “But I do also think it’s just a matter of timing. They say, ‘If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans,’ and I think you have to do things when it’s ordered by Him — not to get too spiritual. But I feel like it’s the right time for this moment to happen, because people have seen me one way on Basketball Wives for so long and eventually that takes its toll on public perception of you.”

She added, “I’m thankful that the spin-off is coming now because I get to show the many different facets and dimensions that aren’t actually seen on Basketball Wives. You know I have this great guy, I have great children, I have a great career, I do a lot of philanthropy work, I’m involved socially in my community and outreach programs and I have an amazing blended family, and so it felt like the right time to do something like this.”

Tami fueled rumors that she quit Basketball Wives altogether by posting this on Instagram:

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When asked by Human Nature Magazine about what was in store for the BBW Season 7 reunion, Tami threw shade on the show, asking the interviewer, “Ok, you’ve been watching? ‘Cause I haven’t” before busting out in a laugh.

She didn’t care to talk about the reunion, but she did say that people could look forward to seeing her look stylish. “The only thing I want to interject about the reunion is styled by Udi in a Sergio Hudson suit. And it was amazing!” she said. “You’ve got to watch for the rest!”

The Basketball Wives Season 7 reunion airs on VH1 on Sunday, September 16th at 10/9c.

Check out a short preview below:

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Nike Stocks Close at Record High Following Controversial Colin Kaepernick Endorsement

Following their controversial endorsement of Colin Kaepernick, Nike stocks closed at a record high on Friday (Sep. 14) of $83.49 per share—the company’s sixth straight day of closing all-time highs.

This follows a number of Nike “fans” destroying their gear after the brand unveiled Kaepernick as the face of their popular “Just Do It” campaign.

The day after Nike released the ad featuring Kaepernick, Nike’s stocks fell to $79.60, prompting media outlets to report that investors weren’t happy about the promotion. However, 10 days later, the naysayers were proven wrong as the stock has risen 5% since announcing the marketing partnership.

Fortune reports:

Kaepernick took a knee while the national anthem played during a football game in 2016, protesting the way some police officers treated African-Americans. Donald Trump has kept the controversy at full boil with his tweets on the subject, calling it an insult to the flag.

Before the endorsement deal, Nike had largely been quiet on the NFL controversy. But the “Just Do It” campaign shows it’s siding with those who kneel.

By some metrics, that move may have tarnished Nike’s brand. A survey this week of 8,000 Americans showed that Nike’s favorability ratings declined in the wake of the Kaepernick announcement. But another metric showed that Nike’s online revenue rose 31% following its endorsement deal with Kaepernick.

Swooshes cut out of socks won’t hurt Nike sales, although the gesture may indicate a willingness by some consumers to avoid Nike products. If anything, however, the overall takeaway from the controversy seems to have been a positive for Nike. The Kaepernick ad campaign not only revives Nike’s classic “Just Do It” motto, but is also inspiring a new generation of consumers to support Nike’s brand.

An analyst at Wedbush estimated that Nike had gained about 170,000 new followers on its Instagram account, mostly among Millennial and Generation Z males. The campaign is engaging those consumers “in a way that is authentic, culturally relevant, experiential and emotionally engaging,” Wedbush said.

On Sept. 20, Nike will hold its annual shareholder meeting, which may create an opportunity for the company’s supporters and critics alike to speak their minds. Five days later, Nike will report its latest quarterly earnings, which will give a clearer indication of whether its Kaepernick campaign has impacted, one way or the other, on its financial health.

In the words of NeNe Leakes… “BLOOP!”

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