Daily Archives: November 6, 2012

RHOA Reality Star Cynthia Bailey Covers Rolling Out & Sets the Record Straight

Real House Wives Of Atlanta reality star Cynthia Bailey is covering the latest edition of Rolling Out Magazine. Inside, Cynthia speaks on being vulnerable, looking good at 45 and feeling good about the future. Below is an excerpt and some highlights.

There was a moment — a clearly unforgettable one — when it all began to make sense. For two-plus seasons I casually observed Cynthia Bailey as a cast member of Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” and there was just something about her that I couldn’t quite come to terms with. It wasn’t a dislike of any kind … it was more like one of those grammar school equations of the “which one doesn’t fit” variety. For whatever reason, whenever I saw her on screen, or heard her name brought up in casual conversation, that same feeling would return…

On being vulnerable:

In photo shoots, I can give you vulnerable all day But I can’t afford to be vulnerable in my every day life. That’s just not who I am. I’ve had to be independent ever since I moved from Alabama to New York right out of high school. Being on your own at age 18 will teach you very quickly that you have to keep your emotions in check and always stay in control. That’s probably why I can be such a control freak at times  —  because I’ve had to do everything on my own for such a long time.

On looking good at 45:

I’m proud to be 45. I think that I look good to be this age, and I hope that I can encourage other women to own their age as well. You can look good in your forties … I just want more women to believe that.”

On feeling good about the future:

I’m so excited about the future. I feel like there’s so much more for me to accomplish. I’m so thankful to be where I am today — especially after experiencing so many highs and lows along the way. But I’m in a good place now, and I can honestly say that I have never been happier. Sometimes, I just want to freeze time and live in this moment … but I know that there are so many other things left to accomplish. And trust me, they will get done.”

Source: Rolling Out |  Words and Images by: DeWayne Rogers | Hair: Nataki Minix | Makeup: Parra Thomas |Wardrobe Styling: Satchel Jester and Mychael Knight

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New Music: Young Jeezy “We Done It Again”; Dedicated To President Obama

We are just a few hours away from finding out if Barack Obama will remain in his seat at the White House (he will) and rapper Young Jeezy gives his endorsement to Barack Obama on his new track “We Done It Again”. Listen below:

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Ciara Is WET In Dubai

While a lot of us are here in the states waiting to see who’s our next president (Barack The Vote), R&B/Pop singer Ciara is soaking up the beach in Dubai. She flaunted her beach body in a red flower bikini. Cici’s new album, One Woman Army arrives next year. This Friday (November 9), Cici will play a free ‘Myspace Live‘ concert at Los Angeles’s Key Club. Do you have any thoughts on Cici’s beach body?

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Celeb Seed: NBA Player Derrick Rose Shows Off His Newborn Son

24-year-old NBA player Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls and his girlfriend Mieka Reese recently welcomed a new baby boy who they call PJ. Mieka who is the niece of former basketball player Tim Hardaway gave birth two-weeks ago to an adorable Derrick Jr. Congrats Derrick and Mieka!

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Keyshia Cole All Glammed-Up In A Valentino Dress & Versace Heels

Last night R&B singer Keyshia Cole headed back home to the California coast for her Woman To Woman album listening party which was held at the Thom Thom Club. For the event, KC styled in a Valentino dress paired with Versace Triple Platform Pumps. It is being reported that KC was very excited and danced the night away. She also grabbed the mic and expressed that she was thankful to work with a great team for this project. Woman To Woman arrives on November 19 and feature the Lil Wayne assisted single “Enough of No Love”, Trust and Believe” and other tracks. Ashanti, Meek Mill, Boi-1da and Redd Stylez all collaborated with KC on this album.

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Meek Mill’s ‘Dreams & Nightmares’ Made History; He’s The 1st Philly Rapper In Eight Years To Debut High On Charts

Despite Hurricane Sandy flooding parts of the Eastern coast last week, Philly’s own Meek Mill still made history by becoming the first Philadelphia rapper in eight years to debut high on the charts. Meek’s debut album, Dreams & Nightmares debuted at #2 on Billboard’s Top 200 and #1 on the Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart, with over 167,000 copies sold in the first week. In 2004, Swizz Beatz’s former protegé Cassidy’s debut album, Split Personality debuted at #2 on Billboard’s Top 200 and #1 on the Top R&B/Hip Hop Album charts. As, I always say, “I am so proud of Meek’s success. He is a diamond in the rough and the meaning of a Dream Chaser.” Order Dreams & Nightmares on iTunes now. Congrats Meek Mill!

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Barack The Vote! My President Is Black & His House Is White

Young Jeezy Ft. Nas “My President Is Black”

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