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Love & Hip-Hop: Talent/Music Manager Yandy Smith Speaks On Chrissy’s Fight With Kimbella

Talent/music manager Yandy Smith, who is also a cast member on VH1‘s popular reality show Love & Hip-Hop called into radio personality TT Torrez of IPower 92.1 show in Richmond, VA to talk about a few hot topics. Smith, who is also a graduated of Howard university have been in the entertainment industry for almost a decade. She started out as an intern over at Violator before becoming Jim Jones’ manager and the president of Monami Entertainment. In her interview with TT Torrez, Smith talked about getting her start in the industry, why Kimbella was invited to Emily’s party, was Chrissy appropriated for hitting Kimbella and more. Below are a few excerpts:

On her early background in the entertainment industry:

I started out at Violator Records as soon as I came out of college. We had Tweet, Missy Elliott, 50 Cent…you name it, if they were hot, we had them at Violator. Afterwards, I branched off and I was at Atlantic Records for awhile. After Atlantic, I went and became partners with Mona Scott Young. We had a management company called Monami Entertainment and I’m the president of that company.

On why Kimbella was invited to Emily B’s party:

You guys didn’t see when Emily invited both of us. She invited both of us at the same time. You guys see 30-second snippets of events, but at my jewelry party that was a three-hour long taping. How long did they actually show it? About 30 seconds?

On whether or not Kimbella should’ve dropped the bomb on Emily B at her own party in front of everybody:

Absolutely not!

On whether or not Chrissy was appropriate for her response to knocking Kimbella out:

Aside from that being the mother of Jewelz’s child and his girlfriend, I brought her as my friend. Whether she was invited or if she came with me, I’ve already made it clear to everybody that this is my friend. So just like if I brought one of my friends to Chrissy’s event, I wouldn’t allow one of my friends to disrespect Chrissy. It just put me in a very awkward position and at that point was close to both of them.

Listen to the entire interview over at http://ipowerrichmond.com.

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Winter 2012 Style: Protocol Outerwear Collection

Candy Shop Varsity Jacket

Harlem’s #1 hustla and rapper Jim Jones is expanding his talents and dipping into the fashion industry. The Dipset rapper has teamed up with music executive Dan Tan and designers from Parish Nation to launch Protocol, a new outerwear clothing line. In my opinion, this is a dope idea because Jones is known for being a fly dude from Harlem. Peep some pieces from the outerwear collection below:

Motorcycle Jacket

Ski Jacket

All products in this post are available online at www.parish-nation.com.

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Styling On Them Lames: Justin Bieber Rocking Christian Louboutin Sneakers

Teenage pop star Justin Bieber recently taped a performance for The 28th Annual “Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade”, which is set to air on December 25, 2011. During his performance, JB was styling on them lames in an $895 pair of Christian Louboutin Alfie Flat Sneakers. These sneakers are from Christian Louboutin’s Fall/Winter 2011 Footwear Collection and features corset style lacing and a back buckle strap with a gold toe, red trim, and multicolor glitter detailing. Christian Louboutin’s Alife Flat Sneakers are available now for $995 at ChristianLouboutin.com. Last month, JB released his first Christmas LP, entitled Under the Mistletoe. The disc debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling over 210,000 copies in the first week.

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She’s On Her Own: Emily Speaks On Leaving Fabolous, Chrissy Punching Kimbella In The Face & Her Upcoming Clothing Line

She has a name and she’s building her brand, Emily B is one of the few cast members who are actually capitalizing off of VH1‘s popular reality show Love & Hip-Hop. On this season, the episodes shows Emily moving on and leaving her boyfriend Fabolous. The fashion stylist sat down with Brittany C from Freddy O.com and talked about leaving Fabolous and being on her own, Chrissy punching Kimbella in the face, her current relationship status with Kimbella and what people should expect from her new clothing line. Read some excerpt below:

On leaving Fabolous and being on her own.
Well of course you see me moving out on my own. I have two children and I moved on my own in New York. You know I moved here to be with Fab so for me to be here and live on my own is just an experience for me. So you get to see that and you know I just focused on me. I realized that I had to put me first and everything else would fall in place. So on this season, I had to  go out on my own, I had to be independent. I had to do me. The first step in doing me was moving out on my own which was very, very difficult. A lot of people are wondering if I still live on my own. Yes, absolutely, I still have my own place and I still live on my own. Absolutely.

On if the rumors are true about her and Fabolous getting back together.
Well, we have been shooting for a very long time, and we are still shooting so I don’t want to give any of that info away (laughs).

On if she thinks it was right for Chrissy to punch Kimbella in the fight

No. I think she acted off of emotion and she knows that she could have handled it better. I don’t condone violence. I didn’t want her to get punched in her face, I don’t think anyone deserves that.

Source: Freddy O.com 

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Styling On Them Hoes: La La Vazquez-Anthony Wearing $1,195 Nicholas Kirkwood Sandals

Over this past weekend, the talented La La Vaquez-Anthony and designer Missoni were spotted at the Annual Evening with Vogue event during Art Basel in Miami. La La was styling on them hoes in a pair of $1,195 Nicholas Kirkwood sandals. These shoes are priced at $1,195 but are now on sale for $800 at Neiman Marcus. La La has a lot of reasons to be smiling, her reality show Lala’s Full Court Life was recently picked up for a third season. I respect what Vaquez-Anthony does. She’s well-spoken, educated and very talented.

According, to TheInsider.com, “this season will focus on her journey as she expands her brand, breaks into acting and deals with the drama that comes with fame. Including a disagreement with a close family member that threatens to affect their relationship for good. Sources also tell us there will also be plenty of cameos from her bevy of celeb friends. La La’s Full Court Life is expected to premiere in March of 2012.”

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