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Dangerously In Love: Gabrielle Union & Dwyane Wade Cover The February 2012 Issue Of Essence

Super-hot couple Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade are covering the February issue of Essence magazine. The Miami Heat player is looking all dapper in his white blazer and dark-colored slacks. Actress Gabby is styling on them hoes in a nice yellow gown. Below are some excerpts:

Spend any amount of time with actress Gabrielle Union and Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade and it quickly becomes clear that their relationship is nothing like the complicated ties you see on reality TV. The super-hot couple are both on the top of their game both professionally and physically — with Union remaining in high demand over the course of her 16-year career and Wade widely regarded as one of the best players in the NBA. But their love has come at a steep price. When the couple’s courtship started, the blogs lit up with rumors and accusations. But love rises above the chatter. That’s how you know it’s real.”

We’re not rushing it. Both of us have been married before, and we understand that if we choose to marry again, we want it to be right. We both took failing at marriage hard. The next time it’s gotta be forever,” said Dwyane Wade.

Read their story in ESSENCE’s February issue, on newsstands January 12th.

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Don’t Let The Raspy Voice Fool You: Jadakiss Talks Falling In Love, Video Vixens & Shares His Views On Women

I remember it was a nice October afternoon in Philly; back in 2005. I was in the city of “Brotherly Love” for a concert. I was just 16-year-old and I was shopping on South Street with my cousin Braheem. When I was entering this store, Jadakiss was exiting. I stopped and spoke to him and said, “your performance at last night’s concert was dope” and he laughed. I was hyped when I met Jada for the first time because he was someone I grew up listening to and he’s dope. Little did I know I would run into him a few more times at industry events in NYC. Growing up in Yonkers, NY, Jada knew what he wanted and it was to be a rapper. He sure did mastered his plans. Mashonda recently caught up with Jada for an interview. Jada talked about falling in love, video vixens and shared his views on women. Below are some excepts:

When was the first time you fell in love?
I’d probably say I fell in love a long time ago, but I really didn’t know it. By being in the industry, making money and thinking you’re that dude, men do a lot of moving around. Men move around more than ladies, if you know what I mean. But I’ll say the first time I knew I was in love was when somebody that I really felt feelings for was dealing with somebody else. Nobody really knew it, but that really hit me. In the hood, stuff gets exaggerated and dude came to me like, ‘Yo, such and such is messing with…” He made it look like it was extra crazy, and I was like, ‘Word?’

Did that change your view on women?
It made me want to tighten up. It made me want to sharpen my skills [laughs], but you can’t really take nothing for granted, especially females. A good female comes a dime a dozen, so when you really get your hands on one, you should really do the right thing. Females are very devious. I‘ve had talks with my mom about females. She keeps it the realest you can keep it. Females can go to the grave with something, and you gotta know that. Females can hold stuff in, pay you back and still hold it in, so you gotta watch what you doing. Watch how you handle the situation.

Sexy video vixen or pretty college graduate?
Somewhere in the middle of that. Like a sexy, pretty, college vixen graduate [smiles]. I mean it depends on personality really. You can be a video vixen and be snobby, or you can be a college girl and be snobby, or you can be vice versa and down-to-earth. It depends really on the personality of the individual.  I don’t judge. You can be a stripper; you can be a construction worker. If you’re cool, you’re cool. We might have some chemistry.

So what’s your favorite feature on a woman?
Definitely her face. Her face and her teeth. You have to have a good smile followed by some nice hair, then everything else falls into place.

Source: Vibe Vixen

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F**K The Media/Press: Chris Brown Will Not Be Doing Any Interviews In 2012

If you are looking forward to interviewing or have any questions for Chris Brown in 2012, you may have to wait until a year later or maybe even longer. According to C. Breezy’s manager Tina Davis, Breezy won’t be doing any interviews for the year and will be focused on recording and performing.

We’re not trying to be rude, selfish or disrespectful to anyone in any way. If people are going to judge anything, judge him for his talent.”

Unfortunately, in the year 2012 Breezy won’t be making many appearances in magazines, tv shows etc. For us Breezy fans, we can watch Chris as he make his return to the Grammy Awards in February, after having to skip the biggest awards show in music for the past three years.

A source close to Chris says that he’s a completely different person now and people should give him a second chance to prove he’s transitioned from a kid to a man.

Chris has grown tremendously as a person, and an artist from that time in his life. [He] has complied with all terms of his probation and has completed most of his court ordered community service. He has been a model probationer, but more importantly, Chris accepted responsibility for what he did.[…]Chris took that experience and vowed to learn from it and become a better person, and he was thrilled and truly humbled that he was nominated for three Grammys. Chris absolutely plans on attending the Grammys and is in talks with producers of the show to possibly perform.”

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Girl You Be Killin Em: Meagan Good Gracing The Cover Of The Jan/Feb 2012 Of Hype Hair

The sexy and talented Meagan Good is killin em on the cover of the January/February issue of Hype Hair. This is a dope way to start off 2012. Hype Hair is the guide to hairstyling, maintenance, care and beauty tips—for women of color. Meagan Good has truly impressed us all with her continuous beautiful looks, which is why Hype Hair has given her the title of their “Breakout Style Star of the Year.” Good sat down with the ladies of HH to chat about her new acting roles on Think Like A Man! and “Californication,” her essential beauty and hair products and her secrets to maintaining her stunning ‘dos. In the new issue HH puts the spotlight on the ladies of VH1’s Love & Hip-HopHH gives their expert commentary on the fabulous hairdos sported by Yandy, Kimbella, Chrissy, Olivia, Emily and Somaya.

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Sneaker Me Dope: A$AP Rocky Rocking Air Jordan XI “Concord”

Harlem’s rapper A$AP Rocky was spotted in the studio with rapper Theophilus London. A$AP Rocky was rocking a pair of Air Jordan XI “Concord,” which was the most anticipated footwear for men in 2011. These sneakers are so dope, it became a trending topic on Twitter, people got arrested and even killed. Yes, they are that serious! Arguably the single most popular shoe from the entire Air Jordan signature line, the “Concords” were Michael Jordan’s primary weapon of choice during the Chicago Bulls’ historic 1995-1996 season. This sneaker features specs that include a carbon fiber spring plate, ballistic nylon uppers, a rubber outsole with herringbone traction pattern, quick lace system, carbon fiber sheath and air sole.

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Dope Or Nope? Marc Jacobs Blue Trim Suede Wingtip Sneakers

Images of Marc Jacobs’ Spring/Summer 2012 Suede Wingtip sneakers were released. These sneakers are now available for $545 and feature a blue trim mid-sole and laced-up front with perforated wingtip details throughout. The sneaker finishes with Marc Jacobs’s logo on the side and rubber sole. I think these sneaker are dope. I will rock this shoe with a pair of fitted Nudie Jeans with a Marc Jacob sweater. Are you feeling these sneakers?

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Do You Believe Her Or Not? Erica Mena Denies That Mobb Deep Tag-Teamed Her

The other day, I reported that Erica Mena of Love & Hip-Hop used to get it in with Havoc of Mobb Deep and Prodigy also wrote about his sexcapade with her in his book My Infamous Life. Back in the day she used to “date” Havoc of Mobb Deep. But after a few drinks in the VIP room, she sorta let his Mobb Deep partner Prodigy get some finger action. Mena name has been everyone’s mouth since her debut on the show. Some blogs are going in on her, but I’m NOT. Only GOD can judge. I’m just reporting the stories. Mena is now saying that Mobb Deep never tag-team her. Here’s an official statement given to Vibe from Erica Mena about what she describes as “blatant defamation:

To whom it may concern —

For the record: Erica Mena has never been sexually involved with either party of the group Mobb Deep. Not now. Not ever. All claims in Prodigy’s book are completely false. She has only worked with them in the past.

If Prodigy is referring to the time that she met them while working, please let it be known that Erica was only 16 years old at the time.

The content in this book is blatant defamation of Ms. Mena’s character and is nothing more than fabricated slander – in an awful way to gain financial profit.

Although, we wish him the best in the new year, the spread of these false and malicious claims – at the expense of Erica Mena’s brand and reputation – will not be taken lightly. Erica and her team are currently pursuing legal action to make sure this matter is handled, and the truth is thoroughly publicized.

We hope this clears any gray area, doubt, or un-readiness.

Thanks for your time.

Source: Vibe

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Hitting The Road Again: A$AP Mob Announce U.S. Tour

Harlem’s rapper A$AP Rocky and his A$AP Mob crew are getting ready to embark on an 11 city United States tour. The tour will kick off  in Buffalo, NY on January 26 and wraps up in Atlanta, February 11. Selected tickets available below. Peep the dates below:

01-26 Buffalo, NY – The Town Ballroom
01-27 Toronto, Ontario – The Opera House
01-28 Ottawa, Ontario – The Ritual Nightclub
01-29 Montreal, Quebec – Corona Theatre
01-30 Cambridge, MA – The Middle East
02-01 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
02-07 Baltimore, MD – The Sound Stage
02-08 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of the Living Arts
02-09 Richmond, VA – The National
02-10 Greensboro, NC – Greene Street Music Hall
02-11 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade Upstairs

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