While there’s been a decent amount of time that’s passed since the explosive season 9 reunion on Real Housewives of Atlanta where the whole drama between Kandi and Porsha Williams imploded with Phaedra Park as the instigator of it all, the bad blood between Kandi and Phaedra remains strong.
Phaedra is in good standing with a few of her former RHOA castmates at the moment. Namely, RHOA HBIC NeNe Leakes has cozied up to Phae-Phae as she extended an invite to the Georgia peach for Andy Cohen’s baby shower in January:
Wendy Williams revealed on her show Tuesday (Mar. 19) that she is currently living in a sober facility to deal with her addiction issues.
Through tears, the 54-year-old said to her studio audience Tuesday morning: “You know me for being a very open and honest person. You know Kevin and I have the Hunter Foundation for the good of the people and we recently launched our 888-HUNTER number for people who are in the struggle of addiction. Well, for some time now, and even today and beyond, I have been living in a sober house.”
She continued: “When you see me come to work glammed up, right after the show, I do Pilates … You know I’ve had a struggle with cocaine in the past. I never went to a place to get treatment. I don’t know how. God was just sitting on my shoulder and I just stopped … there are people in your family, it might be you … I want you to know more of the story.”
Williams didn’t say what she was specifically seeking treatment for, whether it be drugs or alcohol, or both, but she did offer her fans a glimpse into her routine.
“After I go to the Pilates I go to several meetings all around town in the tri-state area, and I see my brothers and sisters caught up in their addiction and looking for help,” she said. “They don’t know I’m Wendy. They don’t care I’m Wendy. There’s no autographs, there’s no nothing. It’s the brothers and sisters caught up in the struggle. It’s been really interesting, this ride.”
She added that her husband, Kevin Hunter, and son, Kevin Jr., were the only people who knew she was seeking treatment. “Only Kevin and Kevin know about this. And that is my truth,” she said.
“Not my parents, nobody. Nobody knew because I look so glamorous out here. After I finish my appointments … I am driven by my 24-hour sober coach back to a home that I live in the tri-state with a bunch of smelly boys who have become my family,” Williams confessed. “We talk and read and talk and read and then I get bored with them. Doors locked by 10 p.m., lights out by 10 p.m., so I go to my room and stare at the ceiling and fall asleep to come here and see you. So that is my truth.”
Williams just returned to her daytime talk show two weeks ago after taking leave back in January for health reasons. She attributed the two-month hiatus to a fractured shoulder and her battle with Grave’s disease, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid.
Wendy, who made a name for herself on radio paving the way for TV stardom when The Wendy Williams Show premiered in 2008, has always been open about her past issues with drug abuse.
“I was a functioning addict,” she told Entertainment Tonight in July 2018. “I report to work on time, and I’d walk in and all my co-workers, including my bosses, would know but since I would have my headphones on and walk in the studio and [they] wouldn’t fire me because I was making ratings.”
She added: “A functioning addict has several alarm clocks, you’re organized. It’s a miracle I was able to stop.”
Last week, 28-year-old Taquesta Graham was reportedly extradited from Texas to Los Angeles and was initially being held on an unrelated warrant.
Now, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has booked Graham for the murder of her daughter, Trinity Love Jones.
Graham’s boyfriend, Emiel Hunt, was arrested on March 9th after the girl’s body was found dumped on an equestrian trail in Hacienda Heights near L.A.
Investigators have learned more information surrounding Jones’ murder.
“Graham, Hunt and victim Trinity Jones moved from a family member’s home in Long Beach in May of 2018,” Deputy Michelle Sanchez of the L.A. County Sheriff’s Dept. Information Bureau said. “During the past ten months, the extended family had only seen or heard from the couple and Trinity on a few occasions.”
Graham, Hunt and Jones were believed to have been homeless and staying in their car or a Santa Fe Springs motel shortly before the girl died.
Investigators previously believed Trinity had been left at the location with 48 hours prior to her body being discovered on March 5th, but new information has revealed that the 9-year-old girl’s body was actually left at the crime scene during the afternoon hours of March 1st.
Emiel Hunt, a convicted child abuser, is accused of killing Trinity Love Jones on or around March 1st, the DA’s office said.
The girl’s mother, Taquesta Graham, is a registered sex offender. She was convicted in 2009 of enticing a female minor for prostitution. Both she and Hunt are being held on a $2 million bond.
Graham is expected to be arraigned on the murder charge on Wednesday (Mar. 20).
In 2019, it’s amazing to find that there are still depraved, uncouth things that today’s crop of so-called rappers can do to offend and disgust the masses.
But here we are, with Kodak Black, the hip-hop equivalent of the Muppet character “Animal,” openly insisting that he can and will sleep with the loud and proud lesbian stud rapper otherwise known as Young M.A. in his song “Pimpin’ Ain’t Easy.”
The lyrics go a little something like this: “I don’t even see the confusion / I’m f**kin’ Young M.A, long as she got a coochie / Say she got the strap and the toolie, say she put the crack in her booty.”
The song was originally released at the end of February, but I guess it took a while for the song’s trash lyrics to reach Young M.A., cause she only responded to Kodak’s crude advances on Instagram by calling the rap gremlin “weird.”
“Come on, bro. Obviously, the n**ga’s weird, bro. Obviously, he’s on somethin’,” Young M.A. replied on her IG Live.
Look, calling Kodak Black weird is like saying Lil’ Kim looks plastic. It’s obvious and at the same time an understatement.
Trolling, as Tekashi 6ix9ine proved to the world, is a brand strategy that many hip-hop artists appear to have adopted. I’m not saying that Kodak Black is the sharpest colored pencil in the box, but he’s also not oblivious to what he’s doing and insinuating when he claims he can successfully have sex with a lesbian woman against her will, or at the very least, against her basic instincts.
What cracks me up is that if even you believe that heterosexual men could be capable of turning out lesbian women, what the f**k makes Kodak’s misfit-lookin’ ass think he could fall into that category?
Just look at him:
After Young M.A. left her feelings about the Kodak song on the IG streets, of course Troll-Ass Black had to come back with his two cents, where he expresses amazement at women who possess vaginas but don’t wish to be penetrated.
“Yo, how you a girl but don’t want yo pu**y penetrated?” Kodak asks while rambling about how he does more good than bad and asks his IG audience if they’re good. Repeatedly. “Don’t be mad at me cause I want you, baby. Don’t be mad at me cause I want ya.”
I want to say that someone needs to break the concept of a lesbian down to him, but he knows damn well what a lesbian is because in the song where he offensively insisted he could sex Young M.A. down, he repeatedly says, “I go Young M.A. on these dumb bitches / Like a dyke man, you n**gas can’t f**k with me.”
So he knows very well what time it is. He just likes being messy for likes and clicks. Which is all fine and good, but if you’re gonna do that, at least get yourself cast on a Mona Scott-Young, VH1 reality show so you can collect some coins for the raggedy bullshit you post on the internet.
Young M.A., despite better advice, responded again to Kodak’s post claiming he couldn’t grasp how a lesbian wouldn’t want to be penetrated by a man, while struggling to eat pancakes and drinking D’usse.
It’s obvious Kodak’s not the only one who’s “weird.”
Instead of goofily performing toxic masculinity and indifference, Young M.A. would’ve been better off putting Kodak in his place. Instead, she’s badgering everyone else for making a big deal about the situation.
Who wants to bet that at the end of the day, with all of the LGBT community caping for her, that Young M.A. will excuse Kodak’s behavior as not being a big deal?
Another noteworthy footnote in all of this is the fact that Kodak Black is currently out on bail for sexual assault charges, so you know, aggressively propositioning women on record makes total sense.
I know they say the Lord looks out for babies and fools, but I’ve got to think that in this instance, Jesus is looking the other way.
If you bought the boo-hoo routine that Joycelyn Savage and her co-conspirator Azriel Clary tried to pull in front of Gayle King, then you need your eyes and your ears checked.
In case, for some ungodly reason, you legitimately believe that Joycelyn Savage is NOT lying about her relationship with R. Kelly and the fact that he forces his girlfriends to lie for him, a leaked recording of a conversation between Joycelyn and her vocal coach back when she was at the beginning of her relationship with R. Kelly, paints a clear picture of who he is and the nature of their relationship.
Originally obtained by The Blast, in the recording, Joycelyn admits that R. Kelly may have passed herpes onto her and that he asked her to send him a text message claiming that they never had sex. This demand for the text message was in response to Kelly’s outrage at the news that Joycelyn revealed the true nature of their relationship with her father.
Listen to the tape yourself below:
“I told him what was going on,” said Savage on the call. “He can’t trust me … I have to gain his trust back because he really likes me a lot.”
In explaining to her vocal coach, Joycelyn explained that Robert wanted her to text him saying “I lied about me and you having sex and I lied to my parents about me and you having something going on.”
“In other words, he wanna have proof. In other words, he’s trying to cover up his ass,” her vocal coach replied. “At the end of the day, he knows he’s doing something wrong.”
If the mountain of evidence hasn’t convinced you already that R. Kelly is a predator who bullies, intimidates and lies pathologically, does this bit of evidence sway you at all? Will anything?
Soulja also made sure to let his fans know he would be able to fulfill his obligation to perform at the Clippers game that night, which he did.
The rapper took center court at halftime during the Clippers vs. Bulls game at the Staples Center and performed his 2007 hit “Crank That (Soulja Boy).”
Soulja’s arrest earlier in the day stemmed from a violation to a probation agreement he signed in 2014 after he was convicted of a weapons violation.
In 2016, while he was on probation, police went to the rapper’s house after he made threatening comments online. After a search, they found at least one weapon and Soulja was arrested.
Soulja’s probation was extended by a judge, who made it clear to him that he was not to possess any weapons.
But in February 2018, when police executed another search warrant at the rapper’s Agoura Hills, California home after a woman accused him of holding her hostage in his garage (something he denies), they found ammunition, which violated his probation again.
On Friday, he was handcuffed and hauled off to a Van Nuys jail when he showed up for a meeting with his probation officer.
Soulja Boy’s lawyer, Fred Minassian, told TMZ that the judge released him pending a hearing on March 29th. “There was no finding in regards to his probation violation,” says Minassian said.
Beyoncé is reportedly hard at work on her next solo album, known amongst the BeyHive as “B7.”
According to the UK’s Sun, Beyoncé has already started recording for her seventh solo project, the follow-up to 2016’s groundbreaking visual album Lemonade.
After exploring themes such as infidelity and redemption in Lemonade, and then following that up with Everything is Love, her collaboration album with rapper husband Jay-Z, Queen B is reportedly returning back to her female empowerment roots.
While her last album gave an insight to the state of her marriage, this offering will be about sisterhood and empowering women in light of the #MeToo movement.
A source revealed: “Beyonce is on a break right now, but she has secretly been working on an album and has completed three songs which are all about women supporting women and lifting each other up. They are fierce dancefloor fillers, which her fans will love.”
The newspaper also reports that the album could arrive as early as this summer, which would be around the time “The Lion King” hits theaters. Beyoncé is set to play Nala in the live-action remake of the classic Disney film, which will be released on July 19th.
The Sun also mentioned that Beyoncé is gearing up for another solo tour, but she likely won’t be able to do that until Summer 2020.
Of course, these reports shouldn’t be taken as fact because no one really knows when Beyoncé is going to release new music until Beyoncé tells us she’s releasing new music.
Still, it’s good to know the queen could possibly be working on her next solo project as we speak.
Popular YouTuber Shane Dawson is in serious damage control mode right now after an old podcast recording resurfaced over the weekend in which he made some VERY disgusting claims.
Dawson, who is one of the biggest YouTube stars in the world with more than 21 million subscribers, said in the 2015 taping of his “Shane and Friends” podcast: “The things I’ve done to my poor animals, they will never love me. I’ve done terrible things.”
He then went on to describe how he dry humped his cat before ejaculating on it.
“I laid my cat down on her back. I didn’t penetrate,” he said. “I laid the cat down on her back and I moved her little chicken legs, you know, spread apart. If I just hump, like, on her tummy, that’s not weird so I humped and I humped and I kept going and I came all over the cat. It was, like, my first sexual experience. I was also, like, 19.”
Dawson was 26 years old at the time of the podcast. He’s now 30.
After the audio was brought back to the forefront on social media, Dawson’s name became a trending topic on Twitter, which forced him to issue an apology saying that the whole thing was a joke and he never really had sex with or ejaculated on his cat.
“I didnt f**k my cat. I didn’t c*m on my cat. I didn’t put my d**k anywhere near my cat. I’ve never done anything weird with my cats,” the controversial social media star said.
He continued: “That story was fake and was based on a dumb awful sketch idea I had years ago that I never made (THANK GOD) and when the opportunity came up for a funny moment in the podcast I told it as if it was a real story which was DISGUSTING and VERY VERY DUMB.”
VERY VERY DUMB indeed.
Read his full statement below:
i didnt fuck my cat. i didnt cum on my cat. i didnt put my dick anywhere near my cat. Ive never done anything weird with my cats. I promised myself i wasnt going to make apology videos after last years thing so im just trying to be as short and honest with this as possible. (1/?)
ive apologized many times for all the dumb shit ive said in videos and podcasts over the years. ive learned my lesson over and over again and im more confident now in my ability to be entertaining by just being myself and not being so shocking for laughs.(2/?)
that story was fake and was based on a dumb awful sketch idea I had years ago that i never made (THANK GOD) and when the opportunity came up for a funny moment in the podcast I told it as if it was a real story which was DISGUSTING and VERY VERY DUMB (3/?)
my goal with the podcast and with my videos years ago was to tell shocking stories that would make people laugh and scream "OMG NO U DIDNT!!" and think i was "soooo crazy". its embarrassing and i fucking hate myself for it. (4/?)
now that im making stuff i love and im being myself it feels so much better and i finally feel like im putting stuff out into the world that means something. im not saying i hate everything ive made over the years (5/?)
theres so many things im so proud of. but all of my offensive jokes, over the top stories, and insensitive jokes are something that still haunt me and something I have to be faced with everyday on the internet. and it never gets easier. (6/?)
so im sorry for what i said about my cat, im sorry for what i said about anything or anyone that was offensive, and im sorry for being someone who thought being super offensive and shocking all the time was funny. im sorry for my past. but im really to make it right and (7/?)
i feel like without my past i wouldnt be who I am today and i wouldnt be able to grow & spend my energy on things that actually mean something. this has been the best 2 years of my life & its because ive been able to drop the act & be myself. and im sorry for not doing it sooner
Since joining YouTube in 2008, Dawson has apologized countless times for making inappropriate jokes ranging from pedophilia to racism, including the use of blackface to portray Wendy Williams, Raven Symone and Chris Brown in his videos.
Since joining YouTube in 2008, Dawson has had to apologize countless times for making a number of inappropriate “jokes,” including comments on trans people, his use of the n-word and previously doing blackface to portray Wendy Williams, Raven Symone and Chris Brown in his videos.
In one particular controversy, which dates back to a 2014 podcast episode, Shane joked about a “sexy” 6-year-old girl and admitted to Googling child porn, which led people to label him as a pedophile.
Shane addressed the comments in a YouTube video last year.
“I am not a f**king pedophile,” he said. “It’s disgusting that people are saying I’m a f**king pedophile because of some sh**ty ass f**king jokes from six years ago on a podcast.”
With the controversy picking up steam again, he recently re-promoted that video on his Twitter account.
A Florida woman will spend the rest of her life in prison for a cruel form of discipline she inflicted on a helpless little girl.
The Pensacola News Journal reports that 66-year-old Veronica Green Posey was sentenced to life in prison Friday (Mar. 15) after jurors convicted her of first-degree felony murder in the death of her 9-year-old cousin.
Prosecutors say whenever Dericka Lindsay “misbehaved,” she would suffer horrific beatings from Posey, as well as Lindsay’s adoptive parents, James and Grace Smith.
Back in October 2017, Posey sat on Dericka for more than five minutes, which killed the girl due to lack of oxygen, officials said.
Here’s how the Pensacola News Journal described that fateful day:
Assistant State Attorney Amy Shea said on the day of Dericka’s death, Posey was roused from her sleep by a phone call from Grace Smith saying that Dericka and her 8-year-old sister were acting up.
“Once her feet hit the floor getting out of bed, she was determined to beat these children,” Shea said.
She took a ruler and a thin pipe intended to give the ruler “weight,” then went over to the Smiths’ home on Bryant Road and helped Grace Smith whip Dericka. As Dericka struggled, she was forced to kneel down with her chest on the seat of an arm chair while Posey sat on the girl’s back.
Dericka reportedly screamed twice that she couldn’t breathe, and after Posey got up and realized Dericka wasn’t breathing, she called 9-1-1.
Posey’s attorney, however, said that the 320-pound woman didn’t intend to hurt Dericka, as she was just trying to help the Smiths “discipline” the 9-year-old.
In an autopsy, the medical examiner discovered Dericka had severe bruising on her buttocks that was described as “injury, on top of injury, on top of injury.”
Dericka’s adoptive father, James Smith, was previously sentenced to 10 years for the role he played in the child’s death.
The girl’s adoptive mother, Grace Smith, still faces charges of her own, but is unable to stand trial due to her being mentally and physically unfit.