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K. Michelle Releases Visual For “Half Of It”; Her Version Of Rihanna’s “Half Of Me”

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R&B/Soul singer K. Michelle continues to sing her heart out. A week after dropping her single, “V.S.O.P,” the Atlantic Records recording artist releases the visual for “Half Of It” (her version of Rihanna’sHalf of Me“). On the track, K. Michelle reflects on her past, airs out her dirty laundry and admits that she is not proud of how she’s been living. She also shares that she wants to be a role model for young girls, wants little girls to be better than her and the way she acts on Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta. Her debut solo album, Rebellious Soul arrives July 30th. K. Michelle is very talented and I am rooting for her. Watch the visual below:


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Will & His Son Jaden Smith Covers New York Magazine; Don’t Compares The Smiths To Those Kardashians

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In support of their upcoming movie, After Earth which arrives in theaters this Friday (May 31), successful mogul Will Smith and his teenage son Jaden Smith covers the latest issue of New York Magazine. In their cover story, the two talked about family life, working together, wealth, being educated when it comes to money and much more. Please, don’t try to compare the Smiths to those Kardashians. The interviewer mentioned that the Kardashians have treated their fame as a family business and questioned whether the Smiths saw themselves as similar or different. Jaden didn’t really understand the question, so Will did exactly what a father should do and came to his son’s rescue. Below are some excerpts:

It’s been reported that you might be dating Kylie Jenner. The Kardashians have treated their fame as the family business. Do you guys see yourselves as similar or different? [Will, laughing, holds up his hand for Jaden not to speak.]
Jaden:
 I’m trying to understand.
Will:
 Don’t. You know, he’s never had to, to deal with those kinds of questions.

Well, forget the Kardashians … maybe you could just …
Will:
 [Mimicking] “So how do you think your life is similar or un-similar to people’s names in Calabasas?” For our family, the entire structure of our life, our home, our business relationships—the entire purpose is for everyone to be able to create in a way that makes them happy. Fame is almost an inconsequential by-product of what we’re really trying to accomplish. We are trying to put great things into the world, we’re trying to have fun, and we’re trying to become the greatest versions of ourselves in the process of doing things we love. So the idea of fame or exploitation or orchestrating the media is sometimes even less than desirable for us.

Do you think Jaden could have been a dentist?
Will:
 It may seem like we have pushed our kids into the business, but that is absolutely insane. I would never, ever, push somebody to have their face on a poster that’s going be everywhere in the world. He is making a choice from the informed. It’s less scary to me than if he wanted to be a dentist in that I couldn’t help with what he’d chosen. I have relationships with some of the biggest filmmakers and actors and producers on Earth. So I can be a huge help.

Willow chose singing and then un-chose it. She said, “Daddy, I want to go to school with my friends during the week, and I want to hang out with them on the weekends.” At the peak of “Whip My Hair,” she’s like, “Daddy, I’m done.” I was like, “Wow, wow, wow. No, baby, I got Annie [the upcoming movie remake, co-produced by Jay-Z], you know. It’ll be New York, you’ll be with Beyoncé. You can bring your friends.” And she said, “Daddy, I got a better idea. How about I just be 12?” At the end of the day, it has to be their choice.

In the past, Jada has described the family as transparent. Do you think that’s true?
Jaden:
 Definitely.
Will:
 Let me see. Are we transparent?
Jaden:
 You can argue that we’re extremely un-transparent. Everybody knows where we live, but nobody really knows what our house looks like.
Will:
 That’s true.
Jaden:
 We kind of live in a fortress. 
Will:
 I think for the most part we are transparent in the sense that there’s very few big family secrets. I think that if Jaden or Trey [Will’s son from his first marriage] or Willow were to write a book ten years from now, it will be very similar to what people think. And, the things about our family that are mysteries or seem strange, when they’re explained, it’ll be obvious. You know, the forum of media that we’re in can’t really handle the complexity of things that we say all the time.

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Toya Wright Shows Her Beach Body In A $138 Trina Turk Women’s Aquarius Bandeau One Piece Swimsuit

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Last weekend, Toya Wright was enjoying some poolside action in a $138 Trina Turk Women’s Aquarius Bandeau One Piece Swimsuit. This multi-colored nylon and elastane swimsuit ties around the back and has front metal V-detail with a detachable halter strap. Get Toya’s swimsuit at Amazon.

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Waka Flocka Wears A $196 Marcelo Burlon County Of Milan ‘Moon’ Tee-Shirt

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Waka Flocka loves him some Marcelo Burlon! The Brick Squad rapper was photo’d again wearing a tee-shirt from the brand. This time around, Waka rocked a $196 Marcelo Burlon County of Milan ‘Moon’ Tee-Shirt which features a red with black snake print on the front and back. Marcelo started his own collection of tee-shirts and his first offering is filled with graphics that are meant to be worn in an oversized fashion. The graphics are a nod of Marcelo’s Argentinean roots. These tee-shirts are very popular! So far, we’ve seen celebs such as Chad Ochocinco, Drake, Pusha T, Meek Mill, FabolousTristan Thompson and DeAndre Jordan all rock the tee-shirts.

Buy Waka’s Marcelo Burlon tee-shirt at Far Fetch.

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Instagram Wednesday: Angela Simmons, Emily B, Olivia, Teyana Taylor & Adrienne Bailon Styling In The Limelight

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Angela Simmons still looked cute on a rainy NYC day in a sweater and daisy dukes shorts accessorized with an oversized bag.

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Celebrity stylist-turned-reality star Emily B was photo’d in Vegas wearing a ‘Finally Famous’ Spring Edition Bodycon Dress by Krenae Collection.

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Singer/reality star Olivia posed in her Poetic Justice braids. I love her Cheetah print Yves Saint Laurent bag and sneakers.

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Teyana Taylor rocked a tomboy inspired outfit in Miami. She wore a Chrome Hearts x Hermes biker jacket, Pyrex shorts & socks and Air Jordan sneakers.

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Adrienne Bailon was photo’d at her ‘Fingertip Fetish‘ launch party showing a lot of skin. Would she ever make it in the singing world?

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Celebs Style: Diddy, Ace Hood & Swizz Beatz Rocks Givenchy High Top Sneakers

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Diddy recently hit the stage and performed some of his biggest hits. He wore a pair of $685 Givenchy Star-Strap High Top Sneakers. These kicks feature a perforated toe panel, gold-tone eyelets and ribbed detailing on the back, star-studded Velcro ankle strap and debossed “Givenchy” logo on the side panel. Buy these sneakers at Barneys!

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Ace Hood was photo’d in the studio putting the finishing touches on his forthcoming LP, Trails & Tribulations which arrives this summer. He rocked a pair of $720 Givenchy Black & White Leather Star-Embellished High Top Sneakers.These sneakers feature a foldover Velcro strap at the ankle with faceted metal star embellishments in gold. You can purchase them at SSENSE.

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Swizz Beatz spent some family time with his kids, wife Alicia Keys and daughter’s mother, Jahna Sebastian at Disneyland Paris (formerly known as Euro Disney). They were there celebrating Swizz’s daughter Nicole Dean’s birthday. Swizzy sported a pair of $685 Givenchy Black Star Studded Sneakers. These sneakers feature the French brand’s signature star motif, contrasting black and while color scheme with an upper that consists of leather, polyester and polyurethane elastomere. Buy these sneakers at Mr. Porter!

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When Did She Wear It Better? Lala Anthony In A $2,549 Pierre Balmain Gold Leather Studded Biker Jacket

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This past Memorial Day Weekend, Lala Anthony spent time with her son Kiyan in Vegas. Melo’s wife paired a $2,549 Pierre Balmain Gold Leather Studded Biker Jacket with a black tee-shirt and leather pants.

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Earlier this month, Lala Anthony wore this same exact $2,549 Pierre Balmain Gold Leather Studded Biker Jacket layered over a white $68 Hype Means Nothing Andy Warhol Tee-Shirt and distressed jeans accessorized with $595 green Manolo Blahnik BB Suede Point-Toe Pumps.

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Purchase Lala’s Manolo Blahnik  BB Suede Point-Toe Pumps over at Shopstyle!

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Rick Ross Spotted In $930 Maison Martin Margiela Sneakers

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Rapper Rick Ross was spotted sitting on his white Porsche in a pair of $930 Maison Martin Margiela Sneakers. The kicks that Ross is wearing feature red patent leather, suede, a round toe, contrasting grey front lace up fastening and an embossed designer tag at the tongue and a rubber sole. You can get these sneakers at Far Fetch. Ross paired his sneakers with a silk jacket and red leather shorts. Would you wear this outfit?

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Nicki Minaj Appears On Hot 97; Ends ‘Summer Jam’ Beef With Peter Rosenberg

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Earlier today Tuesday (May 28), YMCMB’s femcee Nicki Minaj appeared on New York’s Hot 97, where she ended her ‘Summer Jam‘ beef with Peter Rosenberg. Almost one year ago, the on-air host said, “We about that real Hip-Hop, not ‘Starship,'” referring to Minaj’s pop single. Minaj took offense to Rosenberg’s comment and at the last minute, she decided to cancel her performance at last year’s ‘Summer Jam‘ concert.

In the sit down interview, Rosenberg explained his side of the story, and Minaj said that she’s over it, “It’s cool. It’s water under the bridge. It’s so long ago I can’t even act like I care.”

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Diddy, Lil Wayne, Fabolous, Meek Mill, DJ Whoo Kid & John Wall Parties In Vegas During Memorial Day Weekend

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The Memorial Day Weekend parties and fun continues in Vegas! Diddy, Lil Wayne, Fabolous, Meek Mill, DJ Whoo Kid & John Wall were photo’d at Rehab LV’s10th Anniversary Party,’ Vanity nightclub and a pool party at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Diddy hosted the festivities and DJ Whoo Kid was on the 1’s and 2’s. Peep the fellas living it up below:

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