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Who Wore It Better? Toya Wright & Christina Milian In A $140 Ricki Brazil Enchanted Garden Two-Piece Shirt Set

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Over this past weekend, Toya Wright and Christina Milian were photo’d at different events, but they both wore the same outfit. Toya attended a pool party in Atlanta during LudaDay Weekend while Christina partied at the Sacramento Town at the Rainbow Festival. She also promoted her Platinum Hookah Line during the event. Great mines think alike, therefore they styled in a $140 Ricki Brazil Enchanted Garden Two-Piece Shirt Set. Toya paired her outfit with purple sandals while Christina opted for a pair of $495 of B. Brian Atwood Linford Floral Booties. A lot of rainbow colors going on! Ladies, would you wear this two-piece?

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Photos Credit: Toya Wright’s Instagram | Christina Milian’s Instagram | Ricki Brazil

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Big Sean For Rolling Out; Talks His Growth And Empowering & Inspiring The Kids In Detroit

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G.O.O.D Music’s Big Sean covers the latest issue of Rolling Out. Kid Cudi and Hit Boy left the label earlier this year, Pusha T still has yet to release his debut solo offering, My Name Is My Name and the other veteran rappers including Common and Q-Tip are not currently active as far as releasing new music, therefore Big Sean is carrying the torch and serves as the face of Kanye West’s label. Last week, the Detroit-native dropped his sophomore album, Hall Of Fame, according to HDD, the project is projected to move 70-75k in its first week.

Big Sean talked to writer Stereo Williams about his growth as an artist, being a spiritual person, remaining the same, not letting fame change who he is, buying his mother a house, empowering and inspiring the kids in his hometown of Detroit and much more. Below are some highlights:

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On his status and growth: 

“I just think people have seen me grow, at least from a [lyrical ]standpoint, from the first album to now,” Sean explains.

On being a spiritual person, remaining the same and not changing because of the fame:

One of my homies [said] ‘You’re a spiritual dude, you be [sic]into meditating and manifesting what you want,’” he shares. “You go through different situations from the perspective of trying to get on and be known and just trying to make money. Then you start [to realize goals] and things change. It’s something to get used to and sometimes you’ve got to learn the hard way. I feel like through it all, I remained the same person. I haven’t changed — I’m still a good-hearted person. I feel like I’ve definitely become a man. I’ve had some fallouts with good friends and rekindled those relationships by just understanding more [and] being more of a selfless person; as opposed to always [having] tunnel vision and being one way. I’m not perfect, I’m still learning. Adjusting to it is a part of life. Adjusting is life in general — figuring it out.”

On going from living in his mom’s house to buying his mom a house:

I went from being in my mom’s house in the ’hood off of 6 Mile in Detroit, to buying my mom a new house and buying myself a house and making my goals unfold in front of me. I wanted to make sure that I let people know that the information that my mom gave me [I could] pass on to my fans or people that like my music; hopefully that can help them in their worlds and whatever they got going on and help them succeed.”

On his desire to empower and inspire kids in his hometown of Detroit: 

I’m the only young black male, really, from Detroit that has a platform to be heard,” Sean says. “It’s not the highest platform, but it’s definitely a platform. I made sure that I included facts that people may not know about Detroit [on my album]; how we’re 15 billion in debt. In [the song] ‘First Chain’ with me and Nas, I was talking about how [they] lessened the hours of police around the city, which is crazy. It’s just mayhem. Me being from there, I felt like I had a responsibility to be a vessel — talking about vacant blocks — not just houses, vacant blocks. I’d never seen vacant blocks. Drug addicts living in houses, raping little girls [that are] going to school. I hear about it, it happens to my friends’ little sisters. There are devastating things I included.”

Read the interview in its entire at Rolling Out

Photos Credit: Rolling Out | Phoenix White of Emkron |

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Lala Anthony Appears On E! News In $1,250 Giuseppe Zanotti Alien Crystal Spike Sandals

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Last week, Lala Anthony appeared on E! News. For the appearance, the media mogul and actress showed her cute figure in a white dress accessorized with sold out $1,250 Giuseppe Zanotti Alien Crystal Spike Sandals. These sandals features a glittering crush of milky iridescent crystals, sharp spikes, pyramid studs and twinkling jewels encrust covered heels. Again, Lala was styled by @marnixmarni. She looked fearless! Lala, you better werk!

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Photos Credit: Lala’s Instagram | shoes via shop bop |

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John Wall Parties It Up For LudaDay Weekend In A $780 Givenchy Columbian Star Fit Cotton Jersey Tee-Shirt

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Ludaday Weekend’s festivities continued at Prive nightclub. NBA player John Wall flocked to the Dirty South and partied it up with a few familiar faces. The 22-year-old Washington Wizards Point Guard hit the popular nightclub in a $780 Givenchy Columbian Star Fit Cotton Jersey Tee-Shirt. Wall’s tee-shirt features a multi-colored check and white star on the front. You can purchase this shirt at Luisaviaroma or Farfetch. Rapper Wale last wore this tee-shirt here.

Wall is a Raleigh, NC native, played one year at the University of Kentucky and was chosen first overall in the 2010 NBA Draft. In 2007, during his sophomore year of high school, Wall was invited to the 2007 Reebok All-American Camp in Philadelphia. He scored 28 points in that game, against a team that featured Brandon Jennings. Wall played in the Elite 24 Hoops Classic in 2008, scored 10 points and earned co-MVP honors with Lance Stephenson, Dominic Cheek and Maalik Wayns. A high school senior in 2009, Wall was ranked as one of the best high school players in his class and he also led Word of God Christian Academy to the NC Class 1A state championship that same year. He was selected to participate in the 2009 Nike Hoop Summit in Portland, Oregon. He scored 13 points to go along with 11 assists and 5 steals. He was also selected to play in the 2009 Jordan Brand Classic at Madison Square Garden where he had six assists.

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Photos Credit: Prince Williams |ATLPics.net | shirt via Farfetch

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LeToya Luckett Attend A Basketball Game In A $450 Givenchy Black Doberman Print Tank Top & $1,125 White Versace Ankle Strap Pointy Toe Pumps

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Singer LeToya Luckett was also in Atlanta at various Ludaday Weekend festivities. She partied at Prive with NBA player John WallKeshia Knight PulliamsTahirySevyn StreeterTika Sumpter, Ludacris and his girlfriend Eudoxie. She was also photo’d with Eudoxie at a basketball game. For the event, LeToya styled a $450 Givenchy Black Doberman Print Tank Top with daisy dukes shorts and $1,125 white Versace Ankle Strap Pointy Toe Pumps. Tamar Braxton last wore these pumps here and Nicki Minaj last wore them here. These pumps feature a star-studded ankle strap. You can purchase these Versace pumps at Forward by Elyse Walker. The sleeveless crewneck tank top features the brand’s Doberman print on the chest, a ribbed trim collar and arm holes in black. You can get it a SSENSE.

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Photos Credit: Eudoxiee’s Instagram | tank via SSENSE | shoes via Forward by Elyse Walker

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The Carters Spotted At Made In America Fest Day 2

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Day 2 of Budweiser’s Made In America 2013 took place in Philadelphia over this past weekend. After Beyoncé slayed the stage Saturday night at Day 1, she stayed in Philly to watch her little sister Solange’s performance. On Sunday, Solange shut down the stage for a medley of her hits. Jay-Z and Beyoncé were spotted arriving with Baby Blue. Bey and Solange were also spotted chatting and smiling backstage. Steve Stoute and Solange’s boyfriend Alan were also present. Solange looked cute in her mixed prints. See the pics below:

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Photos Credit: Splash | BeyLite’s IG |AjonBrodie.com

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This Is Ladies Night: Monica, Toya Wright, Tika Sumpter & Keshia Knight Pulliam Spotted At A Celebrity Basketball Game During LudaDay Weekend

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Okay, I’m almost finished with the LudaDay Weekend posts. It was a lot of great content. Anyway, YDBR continues to post content from various LudaDay Weekend festivities. This go ’round we are showing love to some beautiful successful women. Monica, Toya Wright, Tika Sumpter & Keshia Knight Pulliam were spotted at the Team Ludacris vs Team Usher basketball game at the Georgia State University Sports Arena during the LudaDay Weekend. The basketball game was held to raise funds for Ludacris’ foundation and to give back to those in need. The ladies styled in cute ensembles as they sat court side and cheered on the fellas. Peep the pics below:

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Photos Credit: G Paras | CME 3000

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Swizz Beatz Rocks A $289 Kenzo Eye Print Sweater

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Once again, music artist, creative director and designer Swizz Beatz shows his love for fashion brand Kenzo. He was spotted in a $289 Kenzo Eye Print Sweater from the fashion house’s Fall/Winter 2013 collection. This sweater features long sleeves with ribbed cuffs, a contrasting black eye print throughout and a ribbed hem. You can purchase it at Far Fetch.

More and more celebs are starting to wear Kenzo. Over the years, Swizz style has evolved. Do you have any thoughts on Swizz’s style and this sweater?

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Photos Credit: Swizz’s Instagram | sweater via Far Fetch

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