Daily Archives: August 30, 2012

New HAIRDO! Alicia Keys Goes Short & Chris Brown Dyes His Blue

I guess a couple of singers are getting a new hairdo for the upcoming Fall 2012 season. Alicia Keys released the promo flyer for her new single “Girl On Fire”. On the cover art, A. Keys looks sexy in a new short slicked hairdo. “Girl On Fire” is featured on her upcoming album of the same name which drops November 27. The single will be available on iTunes September 4.

Chris Brown took some inspirations from Willow Smith and added a sky blue color to his blonde hairdo. I’m not feeling Breezy’s hairdo at all! I think he went a little too over board. STOP BELIEVING RUMORS! Chris Brown will not be at the VMAs in any capacity.

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Styling On Those Hoes: Keyshia Cole In A Stella & James Jacket And Shorts Paired With Versace Boots

Singer Keyshia Cole held her Woman To Woman album listening party on the rooftop of the James Hotel in NYC. For the occasion, KC got glammed-up in a Stella & James jacket and shorts paired with Versace boots. KC enlisted Meek Mill, Ashanti and Robin Thicke for her upcoming album which is scheduled to hit stores and iTunes this Fall 2012. The album will coincide with the premiere of KC and her husband Daniel’s new reality show Keyshia & Daniel: Family First. Do you have any thoughts on her outfit?

Pics via/spotted: TheFashionBombDaily

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Meek Mill Freestyle Backstage During ‘Dreams & Nightmares’ Tour [With Video]

This past Monday (August 27), Meek Mill’s ‘Dreams & Nightmares’ tour wrapped at New York’s Irving Plaza. During one of the stops, Meek dropped an acapalla backstage. Dreams & Nightmares arrives October 30.

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Reality Stars Yandy Smith, Emily B, Somaya Reece & More Join Forces At WEEN’s Project Realism

I am so upset that I missed this event! I had a press pass to attend but I had to work on various projects for Universal Republic. Anyway, last night Wednesday (August 29), reality stars Yandy Smith, Emily B, Somaya Reece, MaShonda (Love & Hip-Hop), Adrienne Bailon (Empire Girls), Andrea Kelly (Hollywood Exes), and Meeka Claxton (Basketball Wives) joined forces for the PROJECT REALism at New York’s Helen Mills Theater. The event took place to discuss reality TV and its impact on young women. The women on the panel, held by WEEN, gave the people who were in attendance a chance to voice their opinions about reality TV as well as ways to create a more positive way for women of color on reality shows.

According to celebrity blogger Necole Bitchie, “The majority of the panel expressed that they joined their respective shows because they wanted to show the working side of women and their personal empowerment but unfortunately they do not get to control editing. They also expressed that parents should take more responsibility for their children and what they are allowed to watch. The biggest point made was that a lot of shows that portray women in a negative light are getting the highest ratings and the only way networks will stop airing those type of shows is if people stop tuning in. All of the panelists that are actively on shows made a point to never be physical while filming but they encouraged women that the best and ONLY way to see change is to continue to tune in to the positive shows and boycott the negative ones.”

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THE WAVE IS OFFICIALLY OVER! Max B’s Appeal Denied, Will Be In Prison Until 2042

The wave is officially over! Rapper Max-B appeal was denied and he will remain in prison until 2042. Earlier today, New Jersey Court of Appeals upheld “The Wavy Baby’s” 2009 conviction for murder, robbery and other charges that happened at a Fort Lee, New Jersey Holiday Inn hotel. Max must serve out his entire 75-year sentence without the possibility of parole until his release on November 9, 2042.

According to NJ, “Charly Wingate, better known in the hip-hop world as “Max B,” was convicted after Bergen County prosecutors argued during a trial in Hackensack that he deployed his stepbrother, Kelvin Leerdam, and his girlfriend, Gina Conway, to the Holiday Inn on Route 4 to commit the robbery. The two targets of the robbery, David Taylor and Allan Plowden, had been seen a few days earlier in Harlem in September 2006, driving a 2007 Mercedes Benz and showing off lots of cash. Plowden testified during the trial that he had obtained the money from a mortgage and credit-card scheme before being arrested himself. He was an inmate in a federal prison when he testified at the 2009 trial. Conway, who pleaded guilty for her role and testified against Wingate and Leerdam, said she met Plowden in Harlem and that he took her to a Mahwah hotel. She said she later told Wingate that Plowden had lots of cash, and Wingate devised a robbery plan, enlisting Conway as the bait and Leerdam as the muscleman. Wingate was charged as an accomplice although he was not at the scene.”

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NeNe Leakes & Jennifer Williams Looks Fabulous In Beverly Hills

Reality stars and good friends Nene Leakes & Jennifer Williams looked fabulous in Cali! The ladies dined at Mr. Chow in Beverly Hills. For the occasion, Nene wore a white blazer, black-see through blouse and ripped jeans paired with her own ‘Nethia’ heels while Jennifer went for a more glammed look in a white dress paired with leopard Christian Louboutin heels. Ladies, do you like their outfits?

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Nas Reflects On Kelis In “Bye Baby” Visual

Even after going through a messy divorce with his ex-wife Kelis, Life is still good for Nas. The Queens native is still dropping visuals for his #1, Life Is Good album. In “Bye Baby”, Nas reflects on his happier days and worse moments with Kelis. Album available on iTunes.

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Brandy Reveals ‘Two Eleven’ Cover

Singer Brandy is scheduled to release her new album, Two Eleven on October 16. Today, the album’s artwork was revealed. On the cover, Brandy stands tall over a glass floor and in between two walls. Earlier in the month, Brandy premiered the visual to “Put It Down” Ft. Chris Brown and a few days ago, she released her new single “Wildest Dreams”. Are we feeling the cover?

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Living The GOOD Life: Baby Blue Ivy & Jay-Z Hop Off Private Jet In NYC

At 8-month-year old, Baby Blue Ivy is already living the life. She and her father (Jay-Z) were spotted hopping off a private jet NYC. Jigga played daddy duties and made sure that Baby Blue had on her headphone to protect her. This weekend, Jigga will headline his first annual ‘Made In America Festival’ in Philly.

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BREAKING NEWS! Music Mogul & Veteran Hip-Hop Manager Chris Lighty DEAD, At 44

YDBR is very saddened to report that music mogul Chris Lighty has passed away!

According to Global Grind, “Chris Lighty, our dear friend and music industry legend has passed away. GlobalGrind is able to confirm that he has died. Founder and chief executive of Violator Management/Brand Asset Group, Lighty has been a part of the music scene since 1988 when he joined Russell Simmons and Lyor Cohen at Rush Management. This will undoubtedly hit the music industry hard as Chris has worked with some of the greatest like Mariah Carey, Busta Rhymes, Q-Tip, Missy Elliott, Fantasia, Mya, Diggy Simmons, Ja Rule, Mobb Deep, LL Cool J, Nas and 50 Cent.With little details to report at the moment on this incident, we will keep Chris’ family and friends in our prayers.”

According to XXL, “The cause of Lighty’s death is unknown as of press time, but sources indicate it was the result of suicide.”

We are working on gathering details to this story. Please check back with YDBR for continued coverage. Our prayers go out to his family and friends at this time.

UPDATE 1:

According to the NY Daily News, “Lighty, 44 — a longtime manager of 50 Cent, Diddy, Ja Rule and Mariah Carey — was found dead inside his South Riverdale apartment about 11:30 a.m., police sources said. It appeared he died from a bullet to his head, sources said. A gun was recovered next to his body. Law enforcement sources said Lighty — who divorced his wife, Veronica, last year — may have been dealing with financial struggles, including owing about $5 million to the IRS.”

UPDATE 2:

According to the NY Daily News, “Hip-hop mogul Chris Lighty died Thursday morning after he shot himself after an argument with his estranged wife at his Bronx apartment, sources told the Daily News. Lighty, 44 — a longtime manager of 50 Cent, Diddy, Ja Rule and Mariah Carey — stepped outside his South Riverdale apartment about 11:30 a.m., after a spat with his wife, Veronica, police sources said. Suddenly, a gun shot was heard and Lighty was found lying faceup with a 9-mm. pistol next to his body, sources said.

Via Global Grind , XXL & NY Daily News

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