Daily Archives: August 13, 2012

Is Ciara Talking About Her EX-BOO Amar’e Stoudemire In An Open Letter She Wrote?


Over a year ago, Singer Ciara and NBA player Amar’e Stoudemire of the New York Knicks dated for a few months. The twosome did not keep their relationship a secret. They went public! In May 2011, the were spotted leaving the Boom Boom Room in NYC, a day later, they walked the red carpet together for the 2011 Candie’s Event to Prevent Benefit Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street in NYC and weeks before the 2011 Memorial Day weekend, Cici and Amar’e were spotted vacaying together in Miami. For an undisclosed reason they ended their relationship. I’m not too sure who Ciara is dating right now or if she is even dating. However, Amar’e decided to go back with the mother of his kids. Back in June, Amar’e popped the question to his girlfriend Alexis. He proposed to her in Paris with a nice one-million dollar engagement ring.

Earlier today Monday (August 13), Ciara Instagramed a heartbroken letter. In the letter, she described an incident between her and a love one that could have been prevented only if he said, “I’m sorry”. Is she talking about Amar’e in this letter? Read below:

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2 Chainz Talks To Complex About ‘B.O.A.T.S.’, Critics, Playing College Basketball, G.O.O.D. Music & More

Def Jam’s rapper 2 Chainz debut solo LP, Based On A Tru Story arrives at midnight (Tuesday August 14). The disc will feature guest appearances from Kanye West, Drake, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne and more. Buy now on iTunes or Amazon! The Atlanta native is in full album mode. All week he will be doing promo, press & public appearances. Complex magazine caught up with 2 Chainz while he was in Baltimore. During his interview, he talks about people criticizing his music, being satisfied with the outcome of his album, having a number one single, playing college basketball, G.O.O.D. Music and much more. Below are some excerpts:

If someone has a criticism of your music—like, some people think your rhyming style isn’t up to their standards—do you think that sometimes it isn’t hate, but that there’s something you could learn from that person’s perspective?
Everybody has their own opinion. Hating is a word I hate to use; it’s so over-saturated. I don’t feel like everybody is a hater. A person does have an opinion of their own. It’s just always cool to have a reason why. I think that’s what people look for: OK, if you don’t like it then why? You gon’ have to have a reason at the end of the day.

Are you fully satisfied with this album? Do you feel you had time to make the perfect project that you wanted to make? Or do you have those “Damn, I could’ve done this,” type of moments?
I have a studio everywhere I go. I wasn’t rushed. It wasn’t a time issue. It’s almost perfect because we have the No. 1 song with “No Lie,” another song up and running—”Birthday Song” featuring Kanye—and I couldn’t ask for a better set up. I mean, people actually want my album before it comes out. I remember when we did that with a couple of albums in the past. I remember the new Hov when he was retired. That Black Album. I wanted that. So I just feel that it’s cool to have that anticipation. People want to hear my music. It makes it more about the music, too.

What are you thinking about for the next single?
I really like this record “In Town” with Mike Posner. That’s my friend. Cool-ass dude. I got the “Extremely Blessed” record with Dream. I got the video to “I Luv Dem Strippers” with Nicki Minaj. It was fun doing that.

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Ladies On The Scene: Lala Anthony, Rihanna, Bria Murphy & Teyana Taylor Spotted Making Their Rounds

Lala is still in the capital city of England (London). She was there to cheer on her husband Carmelo Anthony in the 2012 Olympics. Today Monday (August 13), Lala filmed some scenes for the third season of her reality show Lala’s Full Court Life. While filming, Lala was looking stunning in a red lips tank-top and red skirt paired with Nicholas Kirkwood x Keith Haring pumps.

Rihanna was spotted in West Hollywood. She wore a green leather jacket, white tee-shirt and black daisy dukes paired with Air Jordans. She accessorized her outfit with a black leather baseball cap.

Also at Greystone Manor were Bria Murphy and Teyana Taylor. The ladies rocked snapbacks and heels. Bria wore black daisy dukes and a ripped grey tee-shirt paired with black sneaker boots. Teyana opted for a ripped BBC (Billionaire Boy Club) shirt and black tights paired with Versace platform pumps.

Pictures via Instagram, Rihanna Daily & Necole Bitchie

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Based On A T.R.U. Story: 2 Chainz Album Booklet & Production Credits

Tomorrow Tuesday (August 14), rapper 2 Chainz will be releasing his debut solo album, Based On A T.R.U. Story. The disc will feature guest appearances from Kanye West, Drake, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne and more. Last week, during his album listening party, 2 Chainz was gifted with a gold plaque for his single “No Lie” Ft. Drake. HHNM releases the album booklet, liner notes and productions credits for the disc. Buy now on iTunes or Amazon. Peep the booklet below:

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“Are you head over HEELS?” Visit Heavenly Soles for Stylish Shoes on a Budget!

There is no need to sacrifice style or quality when trying to save money. We here at YDBR absolutely love fashion and love reporting the latest styles that your favorite celebrities are wearing, but we understand that while most of us love and admire what we see, we have to be fashionable on a budget.  Well, we have one solution to that issue and it’s called Heavenly Soles. This is an up and coming company that specializes in giving you the hottest shoes at a reasonable price, with nothing in their collection over $50, you’ll definitely save while looking like you spent a fortune.  As you can see they are right in line with the fall fashion of color blocking and suede and these are just a few of the many choices you can choose from.

You can visit Heavenly Soles at www.heavenlysolesfootwear.com on Facebook www.facebook.com/heavenlysoles or follow them on Twitter @heavenlysoles2 .  Don’t forget to tell them that YDBR sent you.

Remember being stylish doesn’t have to mean you go broke doing it!

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Currently Obsessed With: $165 BBC Helmet Popover

I’m currently obsessed with this colorful BBC (Billionaire Boy Clubs) Helmet Popover! It stands-out and is the right colors for this upcoming  Fall 2012 season. “This hoodie features an over-sized scale of our Helmet graphic on the front, with contrast hoodie and pocket in Black,” said BBC’s website.  Available in grey, harbor and olive on BBC online shop for $165. With this hoodie, I would wear a pair of camo pants and Nike sneakers. Can’t go wrong with that, especially on a relaxed casual day. Do you like this hoodie and what would you wear with it?

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BREAKING NEWS: VH1 CANCELS “Ev & Ocho” After Weekend Altercation

Earlier today Monday (August 13), we reported that this past Saturday (August 11), Chad Johnson was arrested for allegedly head butting his newlywed wife, Evelyn Lozado. She is set to press charges! Chad was also dropped from the Miami Dolphins. If that is not enough, VH1 just cancelled their upcoming reality show “Ev & ocho” which was set to premiere next month.

VH1 released the following statement:

As you’re probably well aware, Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson was arrested on Saturday night after a fight with wife Evelyn Lozada which resulted in a laceration to Lozada’s forehead. The couple was married on July 4 and their wedding plans were being documented for the upcoming series, Ev and Ocho, but in light of these recent events, VH1 has decided to cancel the series. The network’s statement regarding the decision is below.

“Due to the unfortunate events over the weekend and the seriousness of the allegations, VH1 is pulling the series ‘Ev and Ocho’ from its schedule and has no current plans of airing it.”

Now the “couple” is messing up more of their cash flow! Chad is unemployed in every aspect at this point! WOW… it really makes you wonder!

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Rick Ross & DJ Khaled Covers The latest Issue Of RESPECT.

The Bawse (Rick Ross) and Mr. We The Best (DJ Khaled) covers the latest issue of REPECT. Magazine. On the cover, both are dressed in their fall/winter attire. Ross rocks a fur coat accessorized with dark sunglasses and Khaled sports a leather jacket and dark sunglasses. Below is an excerpt via RESPECT.

“We just keep spitting fire. You and your other magazine can’t do nothing about it. Rick Ross,DJ Khaled, Pusha T, Big BoiFuture and legendary photographers Lisa Leone and Erin Patrice O’Brien. Need we say more? Hitting newsstands August 28th.

And while we’re at it, here’s a behind-the-scenes look at the cover shoot.”

I see you Elliott Wilson!

Source: RESPECT.

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Lala Anthony Shows Support To Team USA In A $238 ‘Born On The Fourth Billy’ Sweater By Wildfox Couture

Lala Anthony and Ludacris were spotted across the pond in London. Over this past weekend, they witnessed Team USA defend Spain for the 2012 Gold medal. Lala looked very patriotic in a $238 Born On The Fourth Billy Sweater by Wildfox Couture. Lala’s third season of her reality show Lala’s Full Court Life premieres this fall 2012. Do you like the sweater that Lala had on?

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New Music: Kid Cudi Ft. King Chip “Just What I Am”

G.O.O.D. Music recording artist Kid Cudi gets the fans higher on his new track “Just What I Am” Ft. King Chip (Chip Tha Ripper). The Kid Cudi produced track serves as the latest offering off his upcoming album, Indicud. Cudi recently took to his official Twitter page @ducidni and announced that the album will feature collaborations with Kanye West, Pusha T and Jaden Smith. Listen to the track below:

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