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A lot More Drama! Love & Hip Hop Atlanta Cast Confirmed, Who’s Dating That Rapper/Manager & Whose Mama Wants To Fight?

Are you guys ready for Love & Hip-Hop Hotlanta? It sure will be messy, crazy and filled with drama. In the past I reported who is on the show, who was tapped on the shoulder to do the show, who quit the show, so on and so forth. Below is the latest gossip surrounding the show:

It is being reported that Rasheeda and Kirk Frost will be the headliners on the show. Rasheeda is a popular rapper from Atlanta and Frost is her husband/manager and also partners in her “I’m Bossy” accessories business.  The two also has an 11-year-old son.

Producer Stevie J will be a cast member as well. If you guys are not familiar with him, he is a record producer who rose to fame in the 90’s, after producing for Diddy’s Bad Boy artists including Biggie Smalls, Mase and 112. He also dated Philly’s rapper Eve and was once linked to Whoopi Goldberg’s daughter, Alexandria Martin.  He’ll reportedly be on the show with his girlfriend, “MiMi” and an up & coming female artist he’s developing.

Rapper Lil Scrappy & his mother are also featured on the show, which is the reason why Diamond quit in the middle of tapping. More on that soon! It is rumored that Scrappy and his mother are like the “Jim Jones/Mama Jones” of Atlanta.

Last year, I reported that female rapper Diamond and Yung Joc’s former assistant Rici have been “tapped on the shoulder” to sign on for the show. In fact, Diamond actually started filming for the show, but recently quit. According to StraightFromTheA, “Scrappy’s Mom has been on the warpath and has publicly said that she will beat the breaks off Diamond if she ever catches her. Diamond took a break in filming the other day and decided to head to the nearest bathroom to pray. She came out a while later and told the staff that she quit, stating only that she’d ‘spoken to God’ and he told her that it was best to do so.”

Let’s just say, there will be some lawsuits filed and from the looks of it, Diamond will be getting sued. You CAN’T sign a contract to appear on a show then quit! I hope Diamond has some good lawyers.

Yung Joc’s former assistant Rici was supposed to be on the show as well. It is being reported that she is not on the show because she refused to create conflicts with Joc and his baby mother. In the past, they had a dispute but Rici wasn’t trying to air out all the dirty laundry on national television.

Finally, Diamond quitting the show gave singer K. Michelle a chance to be on the show. She is a 25-year-old singer/songwriter who is labeled as R. Kelly’s protegé. She was once or still is signed to Memphitz Hitz  ‘Hitz Committee’ imprint. He was responsible for K. Michelle’s label deal with Jive Records.

So as it stands, the cast of Love & Hip Hop Atlanta includes the following people:

Rasheeda & Kirk Frost

Producer Stevie J, his Baby Mama “MiMi” and his artist

Lil Scrappy, Scrappy’s Baby Mama, Mama D

K. Michelle

Source: StraightFromTheA

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He Is Rich Forever: Rick Ross Signs Endorsement Deal With Reebok

Didn’t we all see this coming? “The hottest rapper in the game” aka Rick Ross just signed an endorsement deal with Reebok. Today Wednesday (March 14), it was officially announced that Rick Ross has signed on with Reebok Classics for an endorsement deal. Ricky Rozay will be joining the likes of Swizz Beatz, Meek Mill, Tyga and more. Congrats on another big accomplishment Rozay! Peep some tweets from Ross, MMG, Swizz Beatz and Reebok below:

Back in July, Damion Presson Reebok’s product manager explained to SOHH what “Reebok Back” did for the company. “I think it was totally unexpected, I don’t think anyone expected that and that’s kind of how Swizz [Beatz] operates. He just does things and you’re like, ‘Wow.’ I think the reaction from the building, when the rest of the company heard it was just blown away. He did a song with one of the hottest rappers in the game right now about Reebok. ‘Reebok’s Back.’ I mean, people were just blown away.

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Looking All Dapper: Drake Covers GQ & Speaks On The New Generation Of Rappers And Past Promiscuity

Drake is looking all dapper in a black suit on the cover of the April issue of GQ magazine. In the cover story, Drake expresses his feelings about the new generation of rappers, where he labeled it as “just being young and fly,” finding influences for his songwriting and past promiscuity. Drake also said that he was “mischievous, but calculated.” Below are some excerpts:

On the new generation of rappers…
“Rap now is just being young and fly and having your shit together. The mood of rap has changed.”

On finding influences for his songwriting…
“I’m trying to find the same feelings that I had for women when I had very little going on, which is tough. When I was in my mom’s house, I had nowhere to go, no real obligations. My girlfriend at the time, if she was mad at me, my day was all fucked-up. I didn’t have anything else. And that made for some of the best music, I think, to date. Records where I felt small. …It’s really difficult for me to find something that makes me feel small.”

On past promiscuity…
“There’s just a time where it was like, just getting pussy. Where I was in that sort of ‘I’m young, I’m going to disconnect from my emotions and just do what everyone else tells me I should do and just a be a rapper and have my fun.’ And for me as a person, it just doesn’t work. The seconds after a man reaches climax, that’s the realest moment of your life. If I don’t want you next to me in that fifteen, twenty seconds, then there’s something wrong.”

On his bad boy persona…
“I’m mischievous, but I’m calculated.”

Read more over at GQ. The issue hits stands March 20th.

Source: TheYBF via GQ

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Spring/Summer 2012 Footwear: Rah Simons Ankle Laced Sneakers ($445)

The Raf Simons Men’s Ankle Laced Sneaker from the spring/summer 2012 collection was recently released. The upscale designer’s laced sneaker has a combination of nubuck, leather and suede. The sneaker is crafted from nubuck leather with a large panel of soft blue suede down each side. This is highlighted with a textured patch of orange fabric to which some of the lace eyelets are attached. The style is slightly padded at the ankle and is built onto a hardwearing rubber sole unit in black. The sneaker is priced at $445. This sneaker is super dope! I’m definitely feeling them.

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Family Portrait: LaLa & Carmelo Anthony And Their Son Kiyan Featured In Vogue Magazine

Media personality and business mogul Lala Vazquez Anthony, her husband Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks and their son Kiyan are featured in a spread in the April issue of Vogue magazine. Inside, Lala talks the evolution of her style, eating healthy and her busy schedule. Melo talks about his wife style, always wanting to meet La La and success. Below are some excerpts:

On the evolution of her sense of style.

Now I definitely like to wear clothes that make me feel good. I love wearing something that makes people stop and say, “Where did you get that? On TV, you want people watching to say ‘Hey she looks great, even when she is dressed down. She just has a way of caring herself.

On what she eats to stay fit

Eating plenty of fruits and vegetable, but if I fall off the wagon, I’ll go on a juice cleanse for a day or two.

On her busy schedule 

This is the life I’ve always wanted, and basically it comes with the territory. I love my life and my family, and I wouldn’t change a thing.

Carmelo on his wife’s sense of fashion

She has a very classical style. She knows how to make it work.

Carmelo on seeing Lala for the first time on TV

As a teenager, I wanted to meet her someday, and it came true.

Carmelo on Lala’s success being a benefit to their marriage

We’ve been together for eight years, and we’ve kind of made it work. I have my things, and she has hers. I mean, it would be bad if only one of us had things going on.

Read the full story in the April 2012 issue of Vogue.

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Life After Love & Hip-Hop: Yandy Smith Talks The Biggest Lesson She Learned From The Show & If She Spoken To Jim Jones

Music/talent manager and reality star Yandy Smith of VH1‘s “Love & Hip Hop”  is still out hustling. Trust me, Smith still has checks coming in! She graduated from Howard University and interned at Violator before leaving to manage Jim Jones full-time. She is no longer managing Jim Jones. She is the talent manager at Monami Entertainment, where she co-manages Missy, Busta Rhymes and Toccarra. Smith also has her own accessory line and lifestyle brand Everything Girls Love. She is a true Harlem hustla! TheJasmineBrand recently chatted with Smith about Love & Hip-Hop, Jim Jones, Missy and much more. Below are some excerpts:

On the biggest lesson learned from “Love and Hip-Hop”.

“My biggest lesson was you can say no. If I had to do it all over again, there would be some things that I would probably think of ahead and just say ‘No, I’m not doing it.’ Like situations like ‘Okay we need you to walk into the luncheon with Erica’ and I see Kim sitting there, I should’ve thought ahead like ‘I’m not doing it’ and just said no. But you know it was the first time taping and I put a lot of trust in producers and just feeling like ‘they wouldn’t set me up, they wouldn’t make me look crazy,’ and I can’t blame anybody of course, but it’s about a show, making a great show. If a fight sparks off or some crazy words transpire, that’s what makes the show, that’s what keeps you guys tuned in.”

On whether or not she’s spoken to Jim Jones.

“No. His whole team calls me for everything, for show bookings. A lot of them still come through me so I pass them onto his guys and if they need help with something they all call me so I’ve spoken to him not directly, but through everybody else. Just because I don’t mind helping and I wanna see him win regardless.”

On her upcoming work with Missy Elliot.

“She’s working on a new album. We have a great first single that I think is just like hardcore Missy. She’s back to her roots, she’s back with Timbaland, so it’s going to be the Missy that we’ve all been waiting for. Not that she’s been gone, because while she herself hasn’t been out as an artist, she’s produced Monica, she’s produced Keyshia Cole, she’s produced Jazmine Sullivan. She’s been working. Now she has a single out with J. Cole, which is a great record as well. So there’s a lot going on.”

Read the full interview over at the TheJasmineBrand.

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All Glammed-Up: Brandy In A Fur Coat & $850 Giuseppe Zanotti Sneakers

Singer Brandy has been out and about making her rounds for her promotional tour at WBLS. She was spotted wearing a fur coat and $850 Giuseppe Zanotti Dove Gray Nappa and Suede High-Top Sneakers. These sneaks have two zippers at the sides and light gold-tone plate on front. Brandy paired her sneaks with tan tights and a white shirt. The platinum-selling singer will be releasing her new album, entitled 2-11 this summer. Are you feeling Brandy’s look?

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Download Now: Wiz Khalifa ‘Taylor Allderdice’ Mixtape

Yesterday Tuesday (March 13), Rostrum Records rapper  Wiz Khalifa released his Taylor Gang mixtape, entitled Taylor Allderdice. Khalifa’s Taylor Gang artists including Chevy Wood, Lola Monroe, Juicy J along with Amber Rose, Rick Ross and Smoke Dza are featured on the disc. The mixtape also has productions by Cardo, Lex Luger, Big Jerm, Rob Holladay and more. Peep the tracklist and download link below:

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