One of the things about family is that you definitely don’t choose them and you most certainly can’t control them.
Drake’s daddy is a rogue, pimpin’ soul from Memphis. But who knew he was pals with R. Kelly and Jussie Smollett?
According to an interview in Variety, Aubrey’s father is not only friends with two of Black America’s Most Wanted, but he’s also a staunch defender of both men who have pretty much been successfully tried in the court of public opinion and social media.
Drake’s Dad on R.Kelly:
“He’s a good friend of mine. I wish him the best. I hate that it’s happening to him. There’s a reason why women come out after the fact. He has my support 100%.”
Drake’s Dad on Jussie Smollett:
“Jussie has been misunderstood. As a matter of fact, they know that. That story that came out about Jussie in Chicago is not true about Jussie. Jussie is a friend of mine, also. They have totally reconstructed his story.”
Now here’s what I’m trying to figure out: When the hell did Drake’s daddy become friends with R. Kelly and Jussie Smollett?!?
R. Kelly, I can kind of see since they’re closer in age. But what events was Papa Dennis going to that he would run into Jussie, of all people? Drake never made a guest star appearance on Empire so it’s not like he met Jussie through his son.
And furthermore, when have either of them had the time to update Dennis on their criminal/legal situations for him to say that R. Kelly has his support 100% or that the police got Jussie’s story all wrong? Cause there’s no way I’m believing that Drake’s old pimp juice daddy is on speed dial for either Lying Ass Jussie or Pee-Pee Pedophile Robert.
Can Drake please help his daddy pick out better friends? And also, it might be a good idea to hook Dennis up with a real PR person because that Variety interview is a hot ghetto mess and that single of his, “That on That,” is some nonsensical trash that should’ve never seen the light of day.
One thing you can’t take away from Jennifer Hudson is her talent. That woman can sing, belt, holler, yodel, etc., like nobody’s business.
No matter how lackluster her actual recording career is, J-Hud will always be able to book a cruise ship or community theater gig with no sweat.
However, Jennifer’s God-given talent, as mighty as it might be, does not offer her social media immunity from fashion faux pas.
At the 2019 Oscars, Jennifer hit the red carpet in a fairly elegant red number that was full of waves and asymmetrical bits, which was nice.
That is until we approached the scene of the crime which was her distressed feet in those open-toed shoes.
I’m at a complete loss as to why Jennifer (and her stylist for that matter) looked at those gnarled bumps on her toes and thought the reaction they’d get was something along the lines of, “Perfect. Knock ’em dead, baby!”
Putting ASIDE the prominent corns on her feet, the shoes look wildly uncomfortable. Her feet look like they are desperately attempting to escape the prison that the strap has them under.
Why, oh why, did J-Hud not just opt for a nice closed-toe shoe option? It wouldn’t have detracted from her look at all and it would’ve spared the rest of us from looking at those hoovish feet she crammed into those strappy heels.
Twitter, of course, had a field day with Jennifer’s podiatry problems:
Cardi B supported her husband Offset last Thursday (Feb. 21) at the rapper’s private listening party in Atlanta to celebrate the release of his debut solo album Father of 4.
Wearing a red, sparkly floor-length gown, Cardi looked like a 2019 version of Jessica Rabbit as she stuck close to her man and turned up to his new songs.
In some photos, she can be seen holding her shoes, which is something women do at parties after they’ve been dancing on their feet too much.
Offset’s cousins and Migos group mates Quavo and Takeoff were on hand to support their boy as well.
Offset, who was seriously injured in a single car crash in Atlanta last May, added a personal touch to the event by putting his wrecked lime green Dodge Challenger Hellcat on display outside the venue.
Offset’s album name comes from the fact that he’s fathered four children—two sons, Jordan and Kody, and his daughter Kalea from previous relationships, as well as his youngest daughter Kulture Kiari with his wife Cardi B.
Father of 4 sees Offset opening up about his personal life in a way that fans have never heard before.
The rapper references his relationship with Cardi on a couple of songs on the album, including “North Star,” “After Dark,” and “Don’t Lose Me,” the latter of which features an apology in the intro.
“And I apologize, you know what I’m sayin? Breaking your heart, breaking our promise, breaking God’s promise, and being a selfish and messed up husband, you know what I’m sayin? I’m, I’m tryn— I’m tryna be a better person. I wanna get this off.”
“Don’t lose me, she taught me don’t lose me,” he says on the chorus, promising elsewhere in the song, “I’m a genie and I’m grantin wishes, Only for the Mrs.”
Of course, Offset’s solo debut wouldn’t be complete if it didn’t feature a guest appearance from his wife, who shows up on “Clout” to present a united front with Offset, accusing blogs of using their relationship for clicks and views.
“I should run a whole blog at this rate / They using my name for clickbait,” Cardi raps. “They know I’m the bomb, they ticking me off / Saying anything to get a response / I know that mean they traffic is low / Somebody just gotta practice to launch.”
Check more pics from the album release party below:
An aspiring rapper from Memphis, Tennessee was recently “exposed” on social media after a video was “leaked” showing him getting a blowjob from a man.
After the video went viral, Kash Money—whose real name is Kavious McNeil—took to Facebook Live to respond to the commotion. (Ed. Note: The video is way too explicit for us to post it here, but it’s not that hard to find, especially if you know where to look).
McNeil has since deleted the live stream from his personal Facebook page, but of course, nothing ever really gets deleted from the internet, and the part of the video where he admits to receiving oral sex from a man (who some say is a police officer) has been shared all over social media.
“Why everybody so worried about Kavious?” he says in the clip. “Y’all worried about the wrong mothaf**kin thang, I’m still gone be Kavious, you hear me?”
He continued: “This sh*t don’t stop here. If I did that sh*t once, guess what? I’ll do it again, you hear me? I don’t give a f**k about what nobody talking about…
Talking to the women leaving comments on his live video, he said: “Leave me alone, I might have one of [your] n**gas on his knees too, hoe! Everybody worried about me, you need to be worried about what your brothers and cousins out here doing, because this sh*t don’t stop here hoe!”
Kavious McNeil went on to say that there’s no way he can be “exposed” for messing around with guys because his girlfriend and baby mamas already know how he gets down.
“I’m still gonna do be. I’m still gonna pop my sh*t,” he said. “My b*tch ain’t going nowhere. A mothaf**ka can’t tell my b*tch nothing that I ain’t already told her, you hear me? Because I been put my b*tch on game, I been put my baby mama and them on game about this sh*t. F**k you talking about?”
Long story short … Kavious McNeil is NOT ashamed for what went down in the video, and you can hear a woman in the background (either his girlfriend or one of his baby mamas) hyping him up, laughing and being supportive.
Also, Kavious says he’s NOT gay. He says he was just “curious” so he “went for it.”
Interestingly enough, halfway through his response video, Kavious threatens to have the people who shared the explicit footage put on a sex offender registry.
Meanwhile, a simple Google search of the name “Kavious McNeil” brings up news articles from 2015 about a man with that name being arrested and charged in connection with a prostitution sting, and the mugshot in one article looks just like the guy in the video.
According to WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News:
A man appeared in city court Thursday on charges stemming from a Tuesday prostitution sting. Kavious McNeil is accused of promoting prostitution for allegedly protecting a prostitute in exchange for half of her fee, according to court papers.
Officers made arrangements to meet a woman at a Jackson hotel by sending text messages to a number listed on the website www.backpage.com, according to an affidavit. The woman was taken into custody, and McNeil was found hiding on the balcony of the hotel room.
Police say they found a Sig Sauer 9 mm handgun in the entertainment center inside the room. A check of the gun’s serial number showed it was reported stolen out of Memphis. McNeil told police he bought the gun off the street for $400. McNeil also is accused of having marijuana in his pocket.
He is charged with promoting prostitution, possession of stolen property and possession of marijuana.
Another interesting thing to note that the name “Kavious Lashuan McNeil” is listed in a sex offender registry, an apparent side of effect of the prostitution charges, and the picture accompanied with the profile strongly resembles the man in the Facebook Live video.
McNeil also has a music video on YouTube under the rape name “Kash Money” for a song called “Trending” that was uploaded on February 23rd, 2019—the day after the video of him getting his d*ck sucked by a man went viral.
Jordyn Woods is reportedly pulling a Jamie Foxx and blaming it on the a-a-a-a-a-alcohol when it comes to her fling with Tristan Thompson.
As you’ve probably heard by now, Kylie’s (former?) bestie has basically been ex-communicated from the Kardashian-Jenner family for messing around with Khloe’s baby daddy, and according to TMZ, she’s begging Kylie and Khloe to forgive her.
Sources say Jordyn doesn’t even remember what happened that night because she was “blackout drunk.”
We’re told Woods was wasted before she even went to the house party where witnesses say she snuggled up to Tristan. She’s saying she was actually blackout drunk … as in, she doesn’t even remember how she got to the party or anything that happened there.
Our sources say Jordyn started crying when she was told what she did and as we told you, Kylie also couldn’t fathom the news. We’re told Jordyn rarely drinks, but when she does … it usually ends badly. Although, this time it’s next level.
We’re told the hookup seems to be a one-off — Jordyn and Tristan don’t follow each other on social media, and even Kylie doesn’t believe they had secret texts or DMs. As one source put it, there’d be NO way for Jordyn to hide it … she and Kylie were that tight.
Unfortunately for Jordyn though, the Karjenners aren’t buying her “I didn’t realize what I was doing because I was drunk” story because people at the party were told to put their phones away when Jordyn arrived, which shows that she definitely had something to hide.
On top of that, Jordyn also drove herself home the next morning, and she wouldn’t have done that if she had been “blackout drunk” just a few hours prior.
Blac Chyna doesn’t understand why Soulja Boy tried to put her on blast on social media, because he didn’t have that same energy when they were together.
When TMZ broke the news on Thursday (Feb. 21) that Soulja and Chyna had broken up after only dating for a couple weeks, the rapper retweeted the article on Twitter and said: “I just wanted to see what the p**sy felt like.”
And according to TMZ, Chyna had her own ulterior motives as well, because the only reason she reportedly started dating Soulja Boy was to get revenge on her baby daddy Tyga, who is currently beefing with Soulja.
TMZ reported that there were “other factors involved in the breakup” too, including the fact that their personalities simply didn’t mesh. Soulja likes to go out and party all the time while Chyna prefers to Netflix and chill.
Soulja Boy quickly deleted his tweet about why he dated Chyna, but not before screenshots were taken and shared all over the internet.
Chyna fired back the next day (via TMZ) calling the rapper an “immature, thirsty clout chaser who was begging to get with her.”
Chyna reportedly says she’s happy Soulja Boy is out of her life because the tweet showed his true colors, and she feels as though his reaction to the news about their breakup was the “lowest of the low” and “utterly ridiculous.”
Cardi B says she’s “really disappointed in Jussie Smollett” because she feels like “he f**ked up Black History month.”
On January 29th, Smollett, who stars on the hit Fox show Empire, told Chicago police that he was assaulted by two masked men who beat him, poured a chemical substance on him, placed a rope around his neck, and shouted at him: “This is MAGA country!” The Chicago Police Department investigated the alleged attack as a “possible hate crime” because Smollett told them that the men screamed racial and homophobic slurs at him.
But in mid-February, which just so happens to be Black History Month, Smollett’s story began to unravel as the Chicago PD released more details about the alleged attack. The two men in the alleged assault were apparently friends of Jussie, police said, and they were paid by the actor to stage a hate crime so that Smollett could get a pay raise on Empire.
Cardi B does this thing where she says what everyone is thinking, but doesn’t want to say it out loud, and, if Jussie Smollett really did lie to us about being attacked, Cardi pretty much nailed it right on the head with this one.
“I’m really disappointed in Jussie Smollett,” she said on Instagram Live last Monday (Feb. 18). “I feel like he f**ked up Black History Month, bro.”
Cardi, however, is still holding on to hope that Jussie is somehow telling the truth and he’s simply being framed as a liar by Chicago police.
“Like, damn. I’m not gonna say, yet. Until he say it out his mouth that it was fake and the sh*t was staged, I don’t want to completely blame him, because somebody I was talking to they said police in Chicago are racists,” she said. “So they might probably try to frame him and make him look like he’s a liar. But if he’s not, then bro you f**ked up, for real.”
“Like, why would you do that?” the Grammy Award winner asked. “Then you give f**king Donald Trump immunity to laugh at n***as and sh*t, to make motherf**kas look bad. This sh*t crazy, girl.”
Jussie Smollett, for his part, has maintained his initial story and even referred to himself as the “Gay Tupac” when he addressed a crowd at a concert following the incident.
He was arrested on Thursday (Feb. 21) and spent a few hours in Cook County Jail before paying $10,000 bond on a $100K bail to be released.
After leaving jail, he went straight to the Chicago set of Empire where he was met with a group of angry cast and crew members who later told producers that they didn’t want him a part of the show anymore.
Fox announced last week that Smollett’s character had been written out of the final two episodes of the current season, and there are reports that he could possibly be replaced by a new actor next season. Empire is currently in its fifth season, which comes back from hiatus on Wednesday, March 13th.
The suburban “mystery woman” who posted the $100K bond to bail R. Kelly out of jail has been identified.
47-year-old Valencia Patrice Love, of Romeoville, Illinois, is listed in court documents as posting $100,000 bond (10% of the $1 million bail set by a judge) to get R. Kelly out of the Cook County Jail, where he spent the weekend after he was booked on felony sexual assault charges. She referred to herself as a “friend” of Kelly’s on the bond slip when she made the $100K payment.
According to public records (via Daily Mail), Valencia Love is a businesswoman who owns restaurants and a childcare facility called … wait for it … “The Lord and Child Christian Day Care.”
Love told the Herald News that she and Kelly are childhood friends and that’s why she helped bail him out.
“If your friend was in trouble, wouldn’t you bail them out?” she asked, adding, “He’s out. It doesn’t matter who (posted it).”
Love didn’t go into detail about how she knew Kelly, but said they’ve kept in touch over the years.
“I only helped a friend out,” she said, adding that she feels as though he’s innocent until proven guilty. “We’ll wait for his side to come out,” she said.
“There are three sides to every story, [Kelly’s] side, [theirs] (the alleged victims), and the truth,” she told Fox 32 journalist Tia A. Ewing.
#RKelly’s friend that bailed him out breaks her silence. I spoke with Valencia P. Love for 14 minutes. She says the singer isn’t broke and she didn’t use her $100,000 for Kelly to bounce from the county. Here are notes from our conversation by phone. @fox32newspic.twitter.com/CvTblkyT2j
Now, you might be wondering to yourself, is R. Kelly broke, and is that the reason why he couldn’t bail himself out? Well, Valencia wouldn’t say whose money was used to bail the singer out, but she did say that Kelly is “not broke,” and she just helped speed up the process.
“He was going to post bond by Thursday anyway,” she said. “He’s my friend and I knew he needed help.”
Valencia went on to say that doesn’t “condone any man sodomizing anyone or abusing a woman,” but she doesn’t know that side of Kelly because he’s “only been a gentleman” to her.
The woman also insists that R. Kelly is not a monster, and she says there are worse things going on in Chicago that people should be focusing on, like hundreds of Catholic priests being accused of molesting children and the missing pregnant postal worker Kierra Coles.
“I’m not in support of any pedophile, I don’t support that at all,” she said. But, “as a friend, if he says he’s innocent, I can only believe that he is innocent.”
Sherri Shepherd used the fact that (some) white people think all black people look alike to her advantage after she was mistaken for fellow actress Octavia Spencer.
On Monday (Feb. 25), Sherri Shepherd was traveling through New Orleans when someone at the airport confused her for Octavia Spencer.
But instead of correcting the man, Sherri took advantage of the mistaken identity to get into Delta’s VIP lounge.
“Octavia, I am in the VIP Lounge at the airport in New Orleans, and this guy is really loud. He wants to know why I haven’t been nominated for another Oscar this year,” Shepherd said in a video she posted on Instagram.
“Now, everybody here is wondering why I haven’t also been nominated for another Oscar, and people are telling how much they love me in ‘Hidden Figures’ and ‘The Help.’ They think that I am Octavia Spencer and I can’t tell them that I’m Sherri Shepherd because they’ll throw me out of the VIP Lounge at Delta, because I used your name to get in…”
Octavia Spencer has yet to respond to the video, which has racked up more than 100,000 views on IG, but Taraji P. Henson commented: “I AM SCREAMING.”
Me too, Taraji. Me too.
Meanwhile, before today, I never really thought about how much Octavia Spencer and Sherri Shepherd resembled one another … but apparently, this is a “thing” in Hollywood, because, again, (some) white people think that ALL black people look alike.
Dear Hollywood: Sherri Shepherd And Octavia Spencer Are Not The Same Person but we are dear friends, LOL
R. Kelly is a free man (at least for now) after he posted $100K bond Monday (Feb. 25) to be released from police custody after spending the weekend in jail.
Chicago police say the singer pleaded not guilty Monday to all 10 counts of sexual abuse involving minors. After bailing himself out, he walked out of the Cook County Jail wearing the same blue coat we saw him in on Friday when he surrendered to police.
According to TMZ, in order to stay out of jail, he will have to pay off a 6-figure child support tab owed to his ex-wife Andrea Kelly by next Wednesday (Mar. 6).
Sources in Kelly’s camp tell us he paid the bond with a bank cashier’s check … so, there won’t be any issues with his check clearing.
Although he’s getting released from jail, Kelly’s staring down another deadline. TMZ broke the story … he has to pay about $160k in back child support to his ex-wife Drea Kelly by March 6. If he doesn’t … it’s right back to County lockup.
Sources in Kelly’s camp tell us he plans to make arrangements immediately to pay the child support, so he can focus on his criminal defense.
It’s highly possible the disgraced singer could be facing additional charges after attorney Michael Avenatti turned in a new tape showing Kelly molesting the same 14-year-old girl from the other tape. Read all about that here if you haven’t already, but be warned, the details are GRAPHIC and, put plainly, simply DISGUSTING.