Chris Brown is officially on his way to being a dad for the second time!
Highly trusted sources tell Gossip On This exclusively that the singer’s girlfriend Ammika Harris is currently in labor at Tarzana Hospital in Tarzana, California and she’s due to give birth to their son at any moment.
We’re told Chris is at the hospital with Ammika and is patiently awaiting his son’s arrival.
While this is Ammika and Chris’ first child together, this is baby number two for Chris, who’s already a father to 5-year-old Royalty Brown, the daughter he shares with Nia Guzman.
Damon Dash was arrested Wednesday afternoon on accusations that he owed over $400,000 in child support to two of his baby mamas … but fortunately for him, he was able to be quickly released after paying the debt off.
Dash, best known for founding Roc-A-Fella records alongside Jay-Z, was taken into police custody Wednesday (Nov. 20) after two felony warrants related to the unpaid child support were issued for his arrest.
“We’ve been looking to arrest him since 2015,” New York City Sheriff Joseph Fucito told Page Six.
According to one law enforcement source, New York police have spent the past four years trying to get Dash to turn himself in after he fled NYC in response to his child support issues.
Dash is accused of owing $404,000 in child support to his ex-wife Rachel Roy and his baby mama Cindy Morales, but he recently filed court documents claiming to have zero income.
Bronx County Family Court issued an arrest for the hip-hop mogul in April 2015 after he was unable to pay $62,000 in child support owed to Morales, and this year, a Supreme Court divorce warrant was issued for Dash after he was found guilty of contempt of court and ordered to pay $342,000, Page Six reports.
In his filing in Manhattan federal court last week, Dash claimed his personal income to be “virtually nonexistent” and said his only revenue stream was payments from Empire creator Lee Daniels who owes him $2 million from a film project.
Dash, who is a father of three (two daughters with Roy, one son with Morales), also said he was facing additional unexpected expenses due to his current fiancée Racquel Horn’s pregnancy.
Dame told TMZ as he was leaving an NYC courtroom on Wednesday after paying “about a million dollars to clear one warrant,” he was met by “about 7 deputies” who reportedly “cuffed and processed” him.
From there, the officers escorted Dash to Brooklyn, where he took care of the rest of his debt. Per TMZ, he ended up dropping more than $1 million to clear his name.
Last week, Dame took to social media to call TMZ “corny” for reporting that he was “broke” and couldn’t afford to pay a $2,400 debt related to an ongoing business lawsuit.
“Perfect example of how they always trying to make a strong independent black man look broke,” he wrote on Instagram.
“@tmz_tv Y’all corny for that but the agenda is clear … Keep it up … I’m gonna keep making examples of y’all by winning … y’all been saying the same sh*t for 12 years … soldiers will never understand generals … 2 different languages.”
Moniece Slaughter is playing zero games when it comes to collecting her coins from her baby’s father by any means possible.
Slaughter took social media early Wednesday morning to say she’s considering the idea of suing Lil Fizz over her appearance in his “Good Lotion” music video.
The black-and-white video, which was released back in 2015, was one of the first videos Fizz put out in years following the disbandment of B2K.
Moniece appeared in the video as Fizz’s leading lady (they were on MUCH better terms back then) and it went on to receive more than 4 million views on YouTube.
Moniece believes the video’s success had everything to do with her appearance, however, she was never paid for her camera time, and now she’s contemplating suing Fizz for “triple her day rate.”
The Love & Hip Hop Hollywood star wrote on her IG Stories:
“I think I’m going to sue my baby daddy for my role in the good lotion video. I mean it only did what it did cuz I made an appearance … Lol. Well. And the bags under my eyes. So. I think I should get triple my day rate.
“@daylana88 can we look into this please @waltermosley I need one of you to figure out how to recoup my coin #imserious”
T.I. is not done embarrassing his daughter Deyjah Harris.
The rapper vanished from the public eye earlier this month after he found himself on the receiving end of a ton of backlash after revealing to the world his disturbing practice of having his daughter’s hymen checked to prove her virginity.
Now, he wants to break his silence … in the form of an interview with Jada Pinkett-Smith on her popular Facebook Watch series Red Table Talk.
Pinkett-Smith herself recently revealed that she sat down with T.I. and his wife Tiny to discuss their family, their marriage, and, of course, the rapper’s controversial comments about his 18-year-old daughter’s virginity.
“We’re about to have T.I. and his wife Tiny,” the 48-year-old actress and host told People magazine at an event in L.A. Monday night (Nov. 18).
“They came on today and he addresses the controversy that is happening right now in regards to his daughter—and me and Tiny also talk about how they survived their challenges in their marriage.”
She added: “It was an exceptional show and I’m proud of it.”
So instead of letting this whole thing die down, T.I. is going to “address the controversy,” which will no doubt bring it back to the forefront of social media all over again and force Deyjah to suffer through even more embarrassment.
Tip made the shocking comments on the Ladies Like Us podcast, and the episode has since been deleted by hosts Nazanin Mandi and Moham, who also apologized.
Deyjah—T.I.’s daughter from a previous relationship—also unfollowed her dad (and Tiny) on Instagram and Twitter before pulling the plug on her social media accounts the other day.
T.I. and Tiny’s Red Table Talk episode airs on Facebook Watch on Monday (Nov. 25).
In what sounds like a satire story straight from TheOnion.com, it’s being reported that a very out of touch movie executive actually suggested that Harriet Tubman, a Black woman, be portrayed by actress Julia Roberts, a White woman, in the newly released Harriet film.
Starring Cynthia Erivo, Harriet is a historical drama based on the life of Harriet Tubman—the American abolitionist activist and political activist who was born into slavery, escaped slavery herself, and subsequently created a network of antislavery activists and safe houses known as the Underground Railroad to free other enslaved people, including family and friends.
The film was released to rave reviews last month, however, it’s been in the making for at least two decades.
Harriet screenwriter Gregory Allen Howard said when he first started working on the movie in 1994, one studio exec, in particular, suggested that Julia Roberts should portray Harriet Tubman.
And when someone else pointed out that there was no way in the hayell a White woman could portray a historical Black woman, you know what this executive—who probably lives by that ridiculous “I don’t see color” mantra—said?
“It was so long ago … No one is going to know the difference”
Allen recalled in a Q&A with Harriet studio Focus Features how “the climate in Hollywood … was very different” in the mid-1990s.
“I was told how one studio head said in a meeting, ‘This script is fantastic. Let’s get Julia Roberts to play Harriet Tubman,’” Allen explained. “When someone pointed out that Roberts couldn’t be Harriet, the executive responded, ‘It was so long ago. No one is going to know the difference.’”
Thankfully, Mr. Crazy White Man didn’t get his way, and Harriet Tubman ended being portrayed in the 2019 film about her life by an actual Black actress, whose casting was also heavily criticized because she’s British and not African-American (and she said some not-so good stuff about Black Americans in the past). But hey! At least Harriet isn’t a White woman.
A VERY pregnant Princess Love has put her husband Ray J on blast for leaving her and their daughter 1-year-old Melody “stranded” in Las Vegas.
The Norwoods attended the BET Soul Train Awards Sunday (Nov. 17) in Vegas. On Tuesday night, Ray J shared a family photo from their red carpet appearance, which apparently set Princess all the way off.
She commented under the pic:
“Left me and Melody stranded in Vegas and blocked me from calling.. now you want to post family photos [laughing emoji] #ByeUgly.”
Ray J has since deleted the entire post, but as we all know, screenshots live on forever.
When people asked her why she couldn’t just leave on her own, she took to her Instagram Stories to explain that while she has her own money and can purchase a plane ticket herself, her car is with her in Vegas, and she doesn’t feel comfortable driving alone and risking going into labor while she’s “over 8 months pregnant” with their son.
She added: “I don’t even want to have to stop for gas or go into labor with all of this human trafficking going on.”
Princess has since deleted the post, and it’s unclear if she and Ray J have kissed and made up yet … but given their history of ups and downs over the years, we’re sure all will be well in the Norwood household soon because the Love & Hip Hop Hollywood stars always find a way to come back together.
Diamond Reynolds—the woman who filmed the aftermath of her boyfriend Philando Castile being shot by a police officer—has sued a Minnesota mayor for defamation for stating she would blow all of her settlement money on crack cocaine.
In the lawsuit filed last week, Reynolds is suing Elysian mayor Tom McBroom for defamation over a tweet he posted in 2017 after Reynolds received an $800,000 settlement in connection to the fatal shooting of Castile.
A sheriff’s sergeant at the time of the tweet, McBroom wrote:
“She needs to come off County and State Aid now that she has some cash. It’ll be gone in 6 months on crack cocaine.”
Reynolds’ lawsuit argues McBroom’s tweet attacked her character, caused emotional distress, and was racially motivated.
“The Defendant was alleging that Plaintiff is an abuser of serious drugs, has an addiction that causes her financial stress, and is someone who bases her entire existence in terms of her costs of daily living on support from municipalities and other State of Minnesota entities.”
Reynolds—who has no history of drug abuse—is seeking 50,000 in damages as well as attorney fees.
McBroom has not commented on the lawsuit, but his 2017 tweet received immediate backlash. He was even demoted by the sheriff’s office due to “misconduct,” which included the tweet.
When a Twitter user asked what made him write something so inflammatory, McBroom simply responded, “History.”
He later claimed in an interview that the tweet and one-word explanation were taken out of context, saying he was referring to the “history” of people mismanaging settlement money.
“I’ve seen them come to court. They’ve lost their children, but they come to court dressed to the nines with Michael Kors purses,” he told City Pages. “I see it time and time again and I just shake my head and say why wasn’t there anyone to help that person?”
In 2016, Reynolds was in the passenger seat when Castile was shot by then St. Anthony officer Jeronimo Yanez while in the driver’s seat and reaching for his ID. Reynolds live-streamed the incident while her 4-year-old daughter was in the backseat.
Conner and the teen also exchanged texts containing nude photos and discussing their sexual activity.
Authorities said during that time, Conner—who was diagnosed as HIV positive in 2012—failed to disclose his HIV status to the minor.
The teen eventually joined Conner’s dance team, the Infamous Dancerettes, but it wasn’t until several months after their first sexual encounter that the teen found out from another source that Conner was HIV positive.
The teen then finally revealed the abuse to his parents and said he needed to go to the doctor to be tested, and the results came back that he was HIV positive.
Conner was arrested in September 2016 and charged with criminal exposure to HIV, statutory rape by an authority figure and solicitation of a minor.
Conner’s trial was supposed to start this week, but he decided to plead guilty instead. He also reportedly has two similar cases pending.
John Conner III’s dance team, the Infamous Dancerettes, a predominantly female dance troupe, appeared on the Lifetime series Bring It!.
Ari Lennox says she’s done with the music industry after being snubbed at the Soul Train Awards.
The 2019 Soul Train Awards aired live on TV Sunday night (Nov. 17).
Though Ari was nominated for Best R&B/Soul Female Artist, Album/Mixtape of the Year, and Best Collaboration Performance, she lost to H.E.R., Lizzo, and Chris Brown (featuring Drake), respectively.
After the show, Ari Lennox vented on Twitter about being snubbed from the Soul Train Award, making it clear that her feelings were crushed.
In a series of tweets Monday morning, Ari said that her debut album, Shea Butter Baby, which was released back in May, “will always be special.”
She continued: “I made a soul album for black people. I made my album for black people. But I don’t understand. At all actually. But cool. I want this sh*t way more than it wants me. I’m learning I have to stop caring. Yea I’m hurt. I’m not built for these things lmao.”
Ari addressed her earlier tweets later on Monday, saying: “It’s not an ungrateful energy. It’s not ego. I’m sorry people view my tweets in that manner. I just really cared about this one. If ball players can get upset about losing so can I. This was simply something I’ve always wanted.”
She added: “My heart is just really in this sh*t and I can’t not say something. I’m grateful for all the people who f*ck with SBB. I love you guys more than you’ll ever know.”
Ari deleted those tweets, but returned to Twitter Tuesday (Nov. 19) with another rant once again about her disappointment in not winning a single Soul Train Award, which to her is a big deal because her music is considered R&B/Soul.
“It’s not just an award. It wasn’t any award show. It was the Soul Train Awards,” Ari tweeted. “As you can see I’m big fan of soul music and huge fan of Soul Train’s History.”
Ari said she expected other awards shows to snub her, but not the Soul Train Awards.
“Being snubbed was something I always expected and was definitely prepared for just not by them,” she wrote. “Everytime I wrap my mind around it I just can’t accept it. It feels like a break up. I made a soulful album. I never ran from who I am. I just expected that one platform to understand that.”
Ari added: “It takes a lot of energy to do these things and ultimate this was a hard loss for me … I’m not selling out so I quit.”
Many people took her expressing her disappointment as having a sense of entitlement or being “butthurt” over losing an award, but Ari says that’s not the case at all … she says she worked hard to create a body of work and expected to be recognized for it.
“You know what I realized? People who genuinely f**k with me understand my frustration,” she said. “People who are self hating haters and clearly have never given my music a chance got the biggest problem with me always.”
Ari also had a message for the people saying they were annoyed about her constantly complaining about what seems like non-important things from the outside looking in.
“No one will have to worry about me complaining after this current complaint,” she said. “Lol what I will not do is ever be this depressed again … My intent is never to annoy people who clearly don’t f**k with me, I don’t be asking these shady blogs to post what I write.
“Me being honest doesn’t make me less gracious or less star worthy … To all those annoyed with me, you got it. I won’t lose my mind over this sh*t. I will save my sanity first. I’ll join the damn army. Tired of being annoying tired of being annoyed. I just ain’t built like the rest of them. This sh*t ain’t for me.
“It’s clear I’m not ‘cool’ enough. Not trendy enough and I don’t care to be. I don’t strive for that. I’m not going to chase this sh*t ever again. No more fake sh*t on my part.”
See her tweets (minus the ones she deleted) below:
You know what I realized? People who genuinely fuck with me understand my frustration. People who are self hating haters and clearly have never given my music a chance got the biggest problem with me always.