Daily Archives: April 2, 2012

GOD IS GOOD! Actress Meagan Good Is Engaged To A Preacher

God is good, and if you wait patiently, he will send you the love of your life and that’s exactly what he did for Meagan Good. The successful Hollywood actress is now engaged to DeVon Franklin, the vice president of production for Columbia Pictures (a division of Sony). This successful brother is also a 7th Day Adventist preacher.

According to TMZ, “Meagan’s rep tells the gossip entertainment site, 30-year-old Good recently got engaged to DeVon Franklin. The preacher proposed to Good last month in L.A, but the couple has known each other for years. They began dating just after production wrapped on Jumping the Broom” … which Meagan starred in, and DeVon produced.”

In a previous interview with Black Woman Magazine, Good has made it very clear that she wants a family, is a Christian and her number one criteria for a man is someone who is a man of God. Read the excerpt below:

Do you see marriage in your future? What are your must-haves in a man? 
I definitely want a family. My criteria for a man: Number one, you just have to be a man of God. That’s at the top of my list, or it’s a no-go. He has to believe in Jesus Christ and really love the Lord. Not someone who just says,“Oh yeah, I’m a Christian,” but someone who is actively trying to live his life that way. Someone who can encourage me and influence me to be a better woman. Nothing means more to me than that.”

I believe women are the backbone of relationships and marriages and households.You can’t really have a good man without a good woman. I’m the kind of girl who would sign a prenup in a heartbeat, because I don’t want your money,” added Good.

Source: TMZ

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He Is NOT Backing Down: Diggy Simmons Speaks On J. Cole Diss Track, “It’s Me Sticking Up For My Family.”

Over this past weekend, the Interweb was set on fire, even becoming a trending topic on social site Twitter, when Rev Run’s son Diggy Simmons track ,“What You Say To Me (J. Cole Diss)” leaked online. On the track, Diggy threw shots at J. Cole for lying saying that he had relations with his oldest sister Vanessa Simmons. Diggy recently did an interview with 99.1 KGGI, where he confirmed that track was old and somehow got leaked. He also mentioned that he recorded it to stand up for his sister who felt J. Cole was Constantly taking stabs at her on his tracks “Purple Rain” and “Grew Up Fast”. Watch Diggy’s interview below:

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Celebs Style: Alicia Keys, Beyonce, Tiny & Ciara In High-Top Wedge Sneakers

This past, Christmas (December 25),  singer Alicia Keys, her husband Swizz Beatz and their son Egypt were spotted sitting court side at the New York Knicks vs. Boston Celtics game. The game was played at the world’s famous Madison Square Garden in the heart of Manhattan. A. Keys rocked a dope pair of Isabel Marant Willow high-top sneakers.

Beyoncé also rocked the same exact pair of Isabel Marant Will high-top sneakers as Alicia Keys, but in another colorway in her “Love On Top” video. The sneaker features a 3.5 hidden wedge heel as well as three straps across the front.

Over this past weekend, Tiny partied it up at Atlanta’s Velvet Room with her husband T.I., Roscoe Dash, Wale, Nelly and more.  Tiny was sporting a casual look in her blue jeans, a brown sleeveless shirt and some Ash Trainers sneakers. They feature a hidden wedge heel and velcro straps as well as a padded tongue for optimum comfort.

Last Month, (March 20), R&B singer, model and actress Ciara turned a lot of heads as she made her entrance to the NY Knicks vs. Toronto Raptors game at Madison Square Garden in NYC. The stylish Atlanta native sat courtside with stylist Marni Senofonte. Ci Ci was all glammed-up in a white Coast sweater, baby blue drawstring pants, and  Giuseppe Hidden Wedge Sneakers.

Tiny picture via Prince Williams/ ATLPics & Ciara picture via Ultimate-Ciara

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Is She Loved Or Hated In The Big Apple? Nicki Minaj Speaks On NOT Getting The Proper Love In NYC

Tomorrow Tuesday (April 3), Nicki Minaj will be releasing her sophomore album, entitled Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, which is the follow-up to her multi platinum-selling debut album Pink Friday. Over this past weekend, the disc was released in the UK and it has already took the #8 spot on iTunes. Included in the album booklet are photos of Minaj splashing in the paint. Track 23 on the Deluxe version titled, “Press Conference” is making a lot of noise in the blogosphere. On the track, which is actually an interview led by radio/television personality Charlamagne Tha God, Minaj addresses the issues of her not reppin her hometown “New York” and not getting the proper love. Below is a snippet:

Charlamagne: Let’s talk about New York City. I actually get in arguments because people say Nicki doesn’t rep New York. I say ‘What do you mean, she shouts it out all of the time’?

Nicki Minaj: Y’all don’t want me to rep y’all. Ya’ll don’t hear when I rep ya’ll cause ya’ll be d–kriding everybody else.

Do you feel you get the proper love from New York?

Hell F-cking no.

I never understood that because you ran the same circuits of all these other rappers. You came up on mixtapes like everyone else…

I was selling my mixtape out of my muthaf-cking BMW out on Jamaican muthaf- Avenue to Amadue and Hussaine and all them. F-ck you n—as! You n—as don’t know the half of what I’ve been through!!!

What do you say to people who say you’re trying to be something that you’re not like Lady Gaga or Madonna and you’re doing things for shock value?
Well, I don’t know. In a minute if I f*cking sit down and piss they’re going to tell me I can’t do that cause another b*tch did it. [Safaree: Stupid azz bitches! People compare her to everybody. Nicki gets it so hard! ]

Charlamagne: I think when they don’t understand something they have to compare it to something to make themselves feel comfortable
Absolutely, I always say that. For their minds to interpret it they have to draw a comparison and I always say even though it’s very common it’s just a more simple-minded approach as opposed to looking at every situation as if it’s the first time. It is what it is but even she gets compared to Madonna and it’s a never-ending cycle but I rather you compare me to someone who is winning and that’s won then compare me to… [Charlamagne: someone who is washed].

Be sure to go and buy Minaj’s new album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded tomorrow (April 3). The disc has collaborations with Lil Wayne, Drake, Chris Brown, 2 Chainz, Rick Ross and others.

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Sneaker Me Dope: Tyga Rocking Reebok Workout Kicks, Plus Video Of His New Campaign With The Brand

Over this past weekend, YMCMB recording artist Tyga was photo’d backstage at Club Nokia in LA. He wore the Reebok Workout sneakers, which is part of his new “It Takes A Lot to Make a Classic” campaign where he teamed up with Rick Ross and Mike Posner for Reebok’s “Icons” footwear collection. The Icons footwear collection contains key styles from some of Reebok’s iconic lifestyle sneakers: the Ex-o-fit high tops and Workout low tops for the guys, and the Freestyle sneakers for the girls. Careless World: Rise Of The Last King, in stores and on iTunes now.

Watch Tyga’s new campaign with Reebok below:

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ATL Nightlife: T.I. & Tiny, Roscoe Dash, Wale & Nelly Partying At The Velvet Room

T.I. and Tiny are becoming one of my favorite celebrity couples. Over this past weekend, Tip and his lovely wife Tameka partied it up at Atlanta’s Velvet Room with Roscoe Dash, Wale, Nelly and more. Tip was styling on them lames in a pair of Nike Air Max, orange cargo shorts, white tee-shirt and a denim jacket. Tiny was sporting a casual look in her blue jeans, a brown sleeveless shirt and some Ash Trainers sneakers. T.I. is in the studio working on his forthcoming LP, entitled Trouble Man. The disc is scheduled for a summer 2012 release. Peep the pictures below:

Pictures via Prince Williams/ ATLPics

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All Glammed-Up In Her Fashion Spread: Brandy Talks About Whitney Houston, New LP, Working With Monica & Frank Ocean

Don’t call it a comeback, she is back! Singer Brandy recently got all glammed-up for a new fashion spread with YRB. Inside, the Grammy-Award singer talks about her idol Whitney Houston, new album, reconnecting with Monica and working with Frank Ocean. Brandy is also working on an upcoming tour with Monica. Read some of the excerpts below:

On making history with Monica and working with her again:

“This is more than just a song; it’s an event. It’s the reunion of two artists that made history together. It’s bigger than the song itself. Of course I wanted to come out first on my own so I can stand on my own two feet, but who knew that this Monica thing would come along? I couldn’t say no to that. That would be stupid. The first time [With the Boy Is Mine], we didn’t know each other. We just went to the studio and recorded the song. There was no chemistry there, really, because we didn’t really have any time to sing with each other.”

On her new sound, music and crossing over:

“It’s definitely R&B, but it has the crossover appeal. It’s grittier, it’s edgier, it’s just different type of R&B. It’s not your regular smooth, soft with the beat type music,” she describes. “It’s just taking risks and hearing how I sound over different types of music, and I wanted an album that different people can listen to. Not just R&B, but pop and hip-hop. I wanted everyone to have something that they can listen to on this album.”

On choosing her new alum title, Two-Eleven, evolving and Whitney Houston:

“Some of the titles I was working with were Rebirth, Reincarnation, Reinvention, Resurrection… I just felt like Two Eleven describes all of that. It’s the day I was born, and each year, I evolve and change with time. It also has a whole new meaning to it because I gained my angel. My icon is my angel now. It’s all tied in there and I just think it best represents who I am and the responsibilities I have moving on.”

On working with Frank Ocean:

“His music speaks volumes, and I was able to experience that before everyone else knew,” she says. “I always knew he was really special and I just wanted to see how we could vibe, what we could come up with together in the studio this time around. He’s just a genius. I think his songs have so much substance and so much depth, and you need that on an album as well.”

Read more over at YRB:

Photography by Miguel Starcevich // Styling by Darius Baptist // Hair by Kim Kimble for Margaret Maldonado // Makeup by Eric Ferrell/dion peronneau L.A.

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From Marcy To Barclays: Jay-Z’s Rocawear Ad Commercial

From Marcy Project’s to the Barclays Center. Yes, my idol came a long way. He went from the streets to the boardroom. In the first ever Rocawear commercial, Jay-Z  journey’s from growing up as a regular kid in Marcy Project’s to the opening of the Barclay Center in Brooklyn. In the thirty seconds ad, Jay-Z reflects on making music as a kid and just only wanting to have one gold album, the birth of Rocawear and eventually making history. Jay-Z’s Rocawear brand represents his prowess as a business man who continues to challenge himself to be more than merely a musician. Watch the clip below:

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