Daily Archives: December 26, 2011

Love & Hip-Hop: Erica Mena Talks Kimbella Fight, Being Linked To Juelz Santana, Love & Hip-Hop 2 & Her Baby Father

In tonight’s episode of Love & Hip-Hop, the reality world was introduced to Erica Mena, who have been in this industry for the past eight years. The Bronx native has a baby by Fat Joe’s affiliate, Raul Conde. In an interview with Vibe, Mena talked about Love & Hip-Hop, being linked to Juelz Santana, fight with Kimbella and much more. Below are some excerpts:

It seemed like you were just a guest on the Love & Hip-Hop 2 trailer but word is that you’re officially on the cast.

I can’t really give too much away but you will be seeing me throughout this season. I’m not an official castmember for this particular season but I’m definitely in the mix. I’v’e been in the game since I was 16, so it makes perfect sense as far as the whole connection with me being part of the show.

You’re not new to reality TV so how did you end up working at Dash on Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami?

My son’s father, who is actually Fat Joe’s affiliate, Raul Conde—he does music videos and he’s good friends with Scott Disick and when we were living in Miami Kourtney came because they were about to open the store and she asked me to help her get the store running and basically be one of the girls to help her get everything up and running. It was a great experience for sure.

Source: Vibe

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Looking All Dapper: Carmelo Anthony Fashion Shoot & Interview With Haute Living Magazine

This past November, right before the Thanksgiving holiday, the talented Swizz Beatz set down and interviewed NBA player Carmelo Anthony for Haute Living magazine. This Brooklyn born-Baltimore raised Knicks forward is my favorite NBA player. This interview was done during the NBA lockout. While only a freshman at Syracuse University, Melo led the team to a 30-5 record win for the 2003 NCAA Men’s Division Basketball tournament, beating four Big 12 teams on its way to the title. He also donated $3 million for the development of the Carmelo K. Anthony Practice Facility at Syracuse University (one of the country’s top basketball facilities). In Melo’s interview with Swizz, they talked about Melo playing for the Knicks, his jersey number, businesses outside of sports, fashion and much more. Below are some excerpts:

On the first time he played with the NY Knicks and seeing the stadium filled with people to see him play.

It was crazy because I was coming from LA after All-Star weekend, so it’s tiring after a six-hour flight. I had to come right back in and play on two hours of sleep. I was coming into a situation that I had no idea about. The team, the organization, I had to adjust to that. I had to jump right on tour. All-Star game in LA and [then] jumped right into the Knicks uniform and it was a dream come true for me. Just to run out [of] that tunnel and hear [the song] I’m Coming Home.  I never get anxious, I never get nervous, but that moment right there just gave me goose bumps.

On the importance of having the number seven.

Number seven. First of all, the number 15 was [already] retired by Earl Monroe.  I went to him and said, “Earl, man, I need number 15.” He said, “Melo, you can have it.  We’ll do a ceremony and we’ll bring it back down.” A week went by and I decided I want to start out fresh. This is a new chapter in my book, a new beginning. So I decided on seven. I want seven. My son was born on March 7th. So seven is a completion. I’m here in New York and that’s a sign of completion. I feel I’m complete right now.

The importance of having businesses outside of sports.

It’s all about being smart and knowledgeable about what other business endeavors you want to get [involved] in, not just getting into it because it’s a fun thing to do or your accountant or your business manager brought it to you. You have to really know what you’re getting into. There are deals out there, companies that I could get into but I have no knowledge of the companies so for myself, I like to break it down, see if my brand will fit with that brand. If it does, then we rock out. If it doesn’t then we [can’t] take that risk.

Source: Haute Living

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Dope Or Nope? Lil Wayne Wearing A Leopard Print Hoodie, Camo Shorts & Snowboard Boots At The Lakers Game

The NBA is back! Meaning we will start seeing a lot of celebrities sitting court side at the games. Over this past weekend, the talented Lil Wayne and a young lady by the name of Dhea were spotted court side at the Lakers vs Bulls game. The final score was 88-87, in favor of the Bulls. Weezy who is also known for his outrageous outfits was wearing a leopard print hoodie, camo shorts and a pair of snowboard boots. Me personally, I think the outfit looks good on Weezy. It’s an outfit just for him. Are you feeling Weezy’s outfit? Vote below:

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Man Of The Year/Rookie Of The Year: Rick Ross & Big Sean Cover The Source’s Year-End Issue

The past 12 months have been a good year for Rick Ross and Big Sean. Ending the year with a bang, the twosome are covering the upcoming “Man Of The Year/Rookie Of The Year” issue of The Source magazine. Ross is looking very stylist on the cover in a yellow fur coat with the matching sunglasses. This issue also marks Big Sean’s first solo major magazine cover. Rick Ross cover was written by Kim Osorio & Big Sean Cover was written by Kazeem Famuyide. Ross opens up about his near fatal experience. “I went and seen an actual neurologist to tell me what was really going on. My condition was basically extreme exhaustion,” says the boss, “…it was a real eye-opener for me.”

Big Sean talks about his success, rumored “beefs,” and even addresses the controversial accusations of sexual harassment against him. The Source‘s Dec/Jan issue is its 250th, a Special Collector’s edition which hits newsstands on December 27th, 2011.

Source: The Source

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Styling On Them Lames: Kanye West Wearing A $1,010 Balmain Denim Shirt With Black Zip Pocket Balmain Jeans

Rapper and fashion designer Kanye West was spotted at the Staple Center, located on 1111 S. Figueroa Street  In Los Angeles, CA for the season opening of the Los Angeles Lakers vs Chicago Bulls  game. The final score was 88-87, in favor of the Bulls. Yeezy was spotted wearing a $1,010 Balmain denim shirt, which features a faded wash, frayed hem, and pearl covered snap button closures. He also wore a pair of black zip pocket Balmain jeans and his Nike Air Yeezy 2 sneakers. Are you feeling Yeezy’s outfit? Balmain jeans are so dope. I need to make a trip to Bergdorf Goodman!

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Tatt My Name On You So I Know It’s Real: Drake Gets A Tattoo of Aaliyah

I guess Drake followed his own advice and tatt her name on him, so she know it’s real. Drizzy was photo’d playing tennis with a few of his friends and as he took his shirt off, someone snapped a picture of his back. It’s safe to say that Drake has a lot of love for Aaliyah. The talented rapper have gotten a tattoo of Aaliyah on his back.

This past summer, Drake was spotted at concerts wearing an earpiece with a portrait of the late singer as well as an explanatory tweet that read, “RIP Baby Girl.. in my ear at every show letting me know the next move I should make. Love you.” Drizzy also wrote a letter to Aaliyah on the anniversary of her death last year. In it he wrote, “Not only was I one of your biggest fans but I was truly in love with you. I loved the way you carried yourself, the way you dressed, the confidence with which you addressed passion and relationships in your music. I said to myself that even if we never met, I wanted a woman in my life just like you.”

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Sneaker Me Dope: Jim Jones Trying On A Pair Of Nike Air Foamposite One “Metallic Red”

Jim Jones was spotted inside of a sneaker store trying on a pair of Nike Air Foamposite One “Metallic Red” sneakers, which was already released at some sneaker retailers. The Nike Air Foam One “Metallic Red” features a black nubuck running along the eyestay and vamp, as well as black mesh on the tongue and inner bootie. Swoosh branding on the toebox is embroidered in white, while Penny’s 1 CENT logo on the heel is stitched in red. Below, a black carbon fiber shank plate and translucent rubber outsole cap off the look (source). I am a fan of the Nike Foamposite and these sneakers are dope. Are you feeling them?

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