Daily Archives: August 9, 2013

Rumor Alert: Drake Takes Diddy’s Girl Cassie?

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Did Drake take Diddy’s girl Cassie? The rumor mill is buzzing and word in the entertainment industry is that Cassie is allegedly signed to Drake’s OVO. Last December, I reported that Drake took his October Very Own’s label over to Warner Bros Records for distribution. The label is spearheaded by Drake and his partners Oliver El-Khatib and Noah “40” Shebib. Other acts on the OVO include PartyNextDoor and Majid Jordan.

According to celebrity blogger Necole Bitchie via an upcoming Mediabase newsletter: 

R&B singer and occasional model Cassie, who had one of the biggest 2006 rhythm-crossover hits with the minimal electro Ryan Leslie produced “Me & U” and has since then been signed under Sean Diddy Combs exclusive Bad Boy/Interscope distribution partnership, has now inked another deal with Drake and Noah “40″ Shebib’s OVO Sound, their first big signing. Riding high on the release of her new mixtape RockaByeBaby, well-received by fans and critics, Cassie is now preparing for a new single later this year, followed by her sophomore LP next Spring.”

If this rumor is true, do you think this was the right move for Cassie and Drake?

Photos Credit: Cassie’s Instagram

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BTS: Draya Michele Shoots Ad Campaign For Jay-Z’s Roca Wear

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Model turned reality star Draya Michele is the face of Roca Wear’s Fall 2013 campaign. The Basketball Wives: Los Angeles breakout reality star continued to work right through the hate as she invaded NYC for the shoot. In the photos, Draya wears some sexy tee-shirts with high heels and a tomboyish inspired look in a sweatsuit, oversized buttoned down shirts and a baseball cap. Expect the official images to be release in the coming weeks and look out for some billboards in Times Square. Stay tuned for Draya’s exclusive interview with Roc4LifeDraya slayed this photo shoot!

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Photos Credit: Draya’s Instagram

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Dorell Wright Styles In A Hood By Air Tee-Shirt & Air Jordan 1Retro BMP Yellow/Black Sneakers

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Once again, NBA player Dorell Wright of the Portland Trail Blazers shows his love for Hood By Air. He recently wore a black HBA tee-shirt paired with black sweatpants and Air Jordan 1Retro BMP “Yellow/Black” sneakers. Wright is considered to be one of the best three-point shooters in the NBA. Last month, Wright signed a deal with the Portland Trail Blazers. Are you feeling his outfit?

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Photos Credit: Dorell Wright’s Instagram | sneakers via Sneaker Files

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‘Single Ladies’ Actress Denise Vasi Covers BLEU’s ‘Bombshell’ Magazine

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Single Ladies actress Denise Vasi covers the premiere issue of BLEU‘s Bombshell magazine (the publication’s newest magazine). Bombshell focuses on women’s beauty and lifestyle.

Adorned in throwback 1970’s inspired Vogue attire, Denise embodies the essence of bombshell; sultry, sublime, and sophisticated. Bombshell caught up with the BK born beauty to discuss her role on Single Ladies, prep for the altar, and her take on plastic surgery.” Below are some highlights:

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Denise on her character Raquel:

“I think we are equally fabulous. I’m from Brooklyn and have a trucker’s mouth, don’t get me mad. Raquel is uptight in some arenas. This season you will see a lot of sass and her showing up to the table as a business woman.”

Vasi speaks on her fitness regime:

“I’m not a gym lover (but) I want to look my best for my wedding.  I make time with my trainer. We spend an hour training each day.”

Obtaining her golden glow:

“My fiancé thinks it’s crazy. I use Ghee.  Ghee is an organic butter used for cooking. I put that on my hands and feet when I have dry skin. You wake up silky soft.”

If she would ever try plastic surgery:

“If I have kids and my boobs start to sag, I might need a boob lift- why not?  If it makes me feel better, why say no? ”

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Photos Credit: Elton Anderson | Styling: Alisha Crutchfield

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Instagram Fridays: NBA Players Rocking Dope Sneakers

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NBA player John Walls of the Washington Wizards rocked a pair of $892 Giuseppe Zanotti Double Bracelet Leather Hi Top Sneakers. These leather hi top trainers feature a velcro closure, zip detailing on the sides and contrast panels. This shoe is almost sold out. If you can’t find your size at Fannels, put your bid in on eBay; starting price is $800. Wall topped his outfit off with denim jeans and a colorful tee-shirt.

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Cleveland Cavaliers baller Tristan Thompson paired a black sweater and denim jeans with Balenciaga Pleated High Top Sneakers. I couldn’t find the exact Balenciaga sneakers that Thompson had on, but below is a red version. Are you feeling his ensemble?

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Lala Anthony Looks Stunning In A $2,149 Roland Mouret Pernice Asymmetric Dress

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Styled by wardrobe stylist @marnixmarni, media personality-turned-entrepreneuress Lala Anthony attended the 2013 Market America International Convention in a $2,149 Roland Mouret Pernice Asymmetric Dress. This sleeveless turquoise cocktail dress features a back zipper and brings a textured feel to the tailored dress. You can purchase Lala’s dress at Mytheresa. Ladies, would you wear this dress and do you like it? Are you enjoying this season of Lala’s Full Court Life so far?

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Lala and Motives CEO and Founder Loren Ridinger 

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Photos Credit: Lala’s Instagram | Marnixmarni’s Instagram| dress via MyTheresa 

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Dope Or Nope? Big Sean Sporting A Bape Large Ape Head Camo Polo

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Earlier in the week, G.O.O.D Music rapper Big Sean held his NYC album release party for his sophomore album, Hall Of Fame. The project arrives in stores and on iTunes August 27th via Def Jam. Celebrity blogger Necole Bitchie recently interviewed the rapper. During the interview, the Detroit-native sported a sold out Bape Large Ape Head Camo Polo. As you probably can see, this red camo polo features an APE head on the left side chest area. A few days ago, I posted the official cover art and tracklisting for Hall Of Fame. Big Sean grabs Nicki MinajNas, Young Jeezy, Kid Cudi, Jhene Aiko, Ellie Goulding, Jame Fauntleroy, Juicy J, MiguelLil Wayne and Payroll of Doughboyz Cashout for the 15-track standard edition. NO I.D., Key Wane and Da Internz handled production.

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Necole Bitchie and Big Sean

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Big Sean and photographer/videographer Patrick Neree

Photos Credit: Necole Bitchie’s Instagram | Patrick Neree’s Instagram |shirt via BAPE

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Get The Look: Nicki Minaj’s $495 Dolce & Gabbana Printed Silk Crepe De Chine Tank Top

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Nicki Minaj seems to be having a lot of fun on Instagram as she constantly upload pictures to her account. Late last night/earlier this morning, the YMCMB rapper partied it up at Miami’s Story nightclub with SB, Birdman and Cam’ron. For the night of partying, Minaj opted for a $495 Dolce & Gabbana Printed Silk Crepe De Chine Tank Top which she layered under a white gold studded jacket paired with black tights. She also wore a sailor’s hat. This tank top feature Marilyn Monroe printed on the front. Get it at Luisaviaroma.

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Photos Credit: Nicki Minaj Instagram | tank via Luisaviaroma

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First Beyonce, Now NBA Player J.R. Smith Rocks A New Short Blonde Hairdo

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Is this short blonde hairdo week? Yesterday, Beyoncé showed off her new haircut and late last night NBA player J.R. Smith of the New York Knicks ablaze social sites when pictures of his new blonde hairdo surfaced on Instagram. Just like many others, I am surprised! I think there’s a meaning behind it. Does he want to be the 2013/14 Dennis Rodman? They both played the small forward position. Rodman started off as a small forward in his early career before becoming a power forward. Smith currently plays the shooting guard/small forward position for the Knicks. Speaking of the Knicks, last month, Smith re-signed with the team. The contract was reported to be worth $17.95 million over three years. What’s your verdict on Smith’s new hairdo?

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Joseline Hernandez Covers Rolling Out; Believes She’s A Pop Star & Is She Disrespecting Tamar Braxton?

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Love & Hip Hop Atlanta’s breakout reality star and aspiring pop artist Joseline Hernandez covers the latest issue of Rolling Out. Inside, she talks about being a pop star (oh really?), working on her upcoming album, and fitness DVD, what makes her so infatuated with Stevie J, if they’re really married, and slams Tamar Braxton, “She’s been trying to come out with music for how many years? [It’s been] f—–g 20 years since her sister [Toni] was a star“. Below are some highlights:

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Besides “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” what are you working on?
My album is coming out; we’ve been working on my album. I have international records on the table; we’re just working.

The last song we heard from you was “Bailar,’ is the rest of the album going to have that feel?
[It’s] reggaeton, hip-hop, pop — I do everything. I sing and I rap in Spanish. I love it, I’m excited that I can go from being a stripper to a pop icon.

What can fans expect from your upcoming fitness tape?
[It’s called] “Body by Joseline.” Honey, they not gonna do it. [Laughs] I’m just kidding when I say that. It’s one-on-one, when you guys see “Body by Joseline” the DVD it’s actually like I’m speaking to you. I’m gonna really tell a woman how to lose their weight. A lot of women don’t know you’re not gonna lose weight unless you know your body and understand what you can and can’t eat. I was like 30 pounds heavier, I lost weight [by] myself.

What is it about Stevie J that makes you so infatuated with him?
I think Stevie and I are infatuated with each other. Because things go right but I curse him out and I slap him; everybody knows that. I think he’s like my boyfriend. I guess it’s like a relationship. I guess we go together.

You guess you go together?
I mean we do go together — it just works. I never met a guy that everything just works out. I’ve had a lot boyfriends but that one — we just work out.

Are you going to take it a step further and get married?
You have to wait till the [end of] ”Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” season two. You’ll find out, you’ll see. I love him; he’s a great guy. [The couple has reportedly married.]

There are people like Tamar Braxton who have publicly dissed you. What would you like to say to them?
Well, I’m the baddest b—- out there in the streets. [They say] ”how dare this little immigrant girl come from Puerto Rico [and] just become a star.” You know I hate that s—! They’re jealous. Shout-out to Tamar Braxton, she wants to be a bad b—- like myself but she can’t be. She’s been trying to come out with music for how many years? [It’s been] f—–g 20 years since her sister [Toni] was a star. They don’t understand how a girl like me can come out and be this, but I have talent. It’s not my fault. When you got talent, you got talent. Shout-out to the haters; I love the haters. I do it for your amusement.

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Photos Credit: DeWayne Rogers |Wardrobe: SirGarde Kudzi

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