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Tamar Braxton & Her Son Baby Logan Cover The October 2013 Issue Of Ebony Magazine

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Tamar Braxton is definitely winning! Earlier in the week, she released her new album Love And War, according to HDD, the project will debut at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 with 105-110k copies sold in its first week. The new season of her reality show Tamar & Vince premiered last night and now she is striking a killa pose on the October 2013 issue of Ebony magazine with her newborn son Baby Logan. Say whatever you want, but Tamar is a good example for young girls who want to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. She has a buzzing career, loving and supportive husband and a newborn son. She already won! For the cover story, Tamar did an interview inside of the publication’s Manhattan office. Inside, “The One” singer gets personal and talks about her past abusive relationships, clears up the rumors about her husband Vince abusing her and having plastic surgery, being vocal about her feelings and having self-esteem issues. Below are some highlights:

On her past abusive relationships (one of Tamar’s ex-boyfriends dragged her out of their apartment by her hair) and not being comfortable with sharing what happened to her:

I almost had to tell my story to each individual and then I decided that’s not what I’m going to do. I can’t make anybody believe, I can’t change anybody’s mind about anything. (The abuse,) it happened. I’m not all the way comfortable with sharing a lot of what happened to me (yet), but what I said was true. When I’m ready to talk about my abusive past I will, I’m sorry that I’m not. But if it wasn’t for (God), I wouldn’t be here.”

On the lie that Tamar’s brother-in-law/sister’s husband Gabe told a woman he was having an affair with that Vince was physically abusive to her:

“My husband definitely doesn’t abuse me,” she says, explaining that Gabe was only trying to take the heat off of himself by spewing lies about the family. “But, that’s been addressed (with Gabe). We don’t really have a close relationship anymore …but I’m respectful. I say ‘hi’ and ‘bye,’ and that’s where we leave it.”

On not being vocal about her feelings and having self-esteem issues:

“I haven’t always been vocal about my feelings, especially in a relationship. Now, I make sure that I’m very vocal about my feelings, everybody knows how I feel.  Sometimes it’s over the top and most of the time it’s ‘Team Too-Much,’” she laughs, “But I have to do a lot. (I was) a shy person who had self-esteem issues trying to figure it out — now,  I’ve gotten over my hangovers. You say, I’m comfortable and confident, it took a long time to get there. Maybe like a year or so before Braxton Family Values, I wasn’t that person. I was faking it til I make it, pretty much.

“I didn’t feel like I was beautiful. I didn’t feel like I deserved things. I didn’t feel like I could stand in a room and speak or even sing and have people who wanted to listen.”

On the plastic surgery rumors:

“I don’t have plastic surgery. I never had plastic surgery. I had a nose procedure done because I had to. I had no cartilage in my nose, I have a piece of cartilage from my ear put into my nose. I had a medical procedure done. I have no plastic in my nose. And when I shared that with the world, now I have Botox, and different kind of fillers. Now I touch my face, which I never touch my face…Everything is real on me.”

On her husband Vince helping rebuild her self-worth:

“The thing that I love the most about (Vincent) is that he’s helped me with accepting what happened to me and helped me realize that that’s not my make-up, (being abused) is not who I am, it hasn’t hindered who I am, it hasn’t stopped my integrity. I really appreciate him more and more everyday because he’s helped my self-esteem issues so much.”

And she’s also a woman of strong faith, which is why she made sure to feature a gospel track on her album Love and War: 

“A lot of people don’t get second chances. This is my sixth record deal,” she says. “This doesn’t happen. I knew I could sing and I knew I could dance but nobody really believed that much (in me) so I (had to be) really strong in my faith and I know if it wasn’t for God, I would not be here. I couldn’t do this album without people knowing how I feel about it.“

Read the full interview at Ebony.

Photos Credits: Ebony |

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NYFW: Dominic Lord Sitting Frontrow & Spotted Backstage At The Richard Chai Show

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Dominic Lord, Christina Ricci and Zachary Quinto

Yesterday afternoon Thursday (September 5), rapper and fashion designer Dominic Lord posed backstage at the Richard Chai Spring 2014 Fashion Show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Stage at Lincoln Center. For the presentation, Lord paired a blue top with white denim jeans and Timberland boots.

Richard Chai is an American fashion designer. Before launching his own line, Chai designed for Marc by Marc Jacob.

Don Bleek on Dominic Lord:This kid is gonna pop, he’s well-dressed and very talented. His image says a lot about him and he’s very marketable. He’s not the average rapper/fashion designer from Harlem. He’s completely different! He sees the bigger picture. I admire his style and would like to interview him in the near future.

Expect some new music from the rapper, songwriter, producer and designer in the coming months.

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Dominic Lord designer Richard Chai 

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Brandi Garnett and Dominic Lord 

Photos Credits: Zimbo|  Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images North America

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Jessica White, Amber Riley, Sessillee Lopez, Selita Ebanks & Estelle Attend Various Shows During NYFW

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Jessica White and Tadashi Shoji

A lot of celebs flocked to NYC for NYFW. They put on their best ensembles and made their way to the Lincoln Center and sat front row at various fashion shows. Model Jessica White, actress Rochelle Aytes and actress Amber Riley attended the Tadashi Shoji Spring 2014 Show.

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 Rochelle Aytes in a black & lace floor length Tadashi Shoji gown

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Amber Riley in a Tadashi Shoji dress

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Sessillee Lopez and celebrity makeup artist AJ Crimson at the Ivana Helsinki Fashion Show 

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Selita Ebanks attended the BCBG Max Azria Show, put on by designer Lubov Azria

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Estelle also attended the BCBG Max Azria Show

Photos Credits: Wire Image

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Jay-Z Announces ‘Magna Carter’ North America Tour; 34-Dates

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This guy is always touring! Jay-Z already “gave summer some, it’s the winter turn“. The Roc Nation music mogul announced the North American leg of his ‘Magna Carter‘ world tour. The 34-date Live Nation-produced tour kicks off on November 30th in St. Paul, Minnesota and will stop in major market cities including San Diego, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Houston, Dallas, Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Washington D.C., Brooklyn, Boston, Montreal, Philadelphia, Newark, and Buffalo before wrapping up on January 31st in State College, PA at the Bryce Jordan Center. Tickets go on sales September 12th via LiveNation and Ticketmaster. See the dates below:

November 30th St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
December 1st Lincoln, NE Pinnacle Bank Arena
December 2nd Denver, CO Pepsi Center
December 6th Anaheim, CA Honda Center
December 7th San Diego, CA Valley View Casino Center
December 9th Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
December 10th Fresno, CA Save Mart Center
December 11th San Jose, CA SAP Center at San Jose
December 13th Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay Events Center
December 18th Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Energy Arena
December 19th Houston, TX Toyota Center
December 20th San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
December 21st Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
December 27th Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
December 28th Birmingham, AL BJCC Arena
January 2nd Ft. Lauderdale, FL BB&T Center
January 4th Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena
January 5th Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum Complex
January 8th Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
January 9th Chicago, IL United Center
January 10th Detroit, MI The Palace Of Auburn Hills
January 12th Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center
January 13th Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center
January 16th Washington DC Verizon Center
January 17th Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
January 18th Boston, MA TD Garden
January 19th Uniondale, NY Nassau Coliseum
January 21st Pittsburgh, PA CONSOL Energy Center
January 22nd Newark, NJ Prudential Center
January 24th Montreal, PQ Bell Centre
January 27th Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
January 29th Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
January 30th Buffalo, NY First Niagara Center
January 31st State College, PA Bryce Jordan Center

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Fly Girl In NYC: Jessica White In A Gianni Versace Vintage Printed Cropped Jacket

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Model Jessica White is back in Manhattan for NYFW. She attended the Tadashi Shoji Spring 2014 Fashion Show. Before sitting front row at the show, she was photo’d walking in NYC. She wore a Gianni Versace Vintage Printed Cropped Jacket layered over a white tee-shirt and quilted black leather shorts. White added a pair of black & gold studded buckled ankle booties, brown clutch and sunglasses to complete her ensemble. This multicolored cropped jacket features a pointed collar, two breast pockets, a button fastening, long sleeves and an all-over signature Gianni Versace print. You can purchase this jacket at Farfetch.

The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model is getting a reality show on the Style network. Filming for the show has already gone into production. Expect an official premiere date soon.

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Photos Credits & Spotted: Fashion Bomb Daily | jacket via Farfetch

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Get It For Less: Vado’s $74 Staple Edgar Loopback Sweatshirt, $185 Denim & Supply Straight-Fit Ledford Jeans & $40 Profound Aesthetic Flight Of Birds Five Panel

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Vado recently filmed a visual to his street single “R.N.S.” Ft. Jadakiss and Troy Ave. The HNIC89-produced track appears on Vado’s latest mixtape Slime Flu 4. During the visual shoot, the Harlem-bred rocked a low-budget outfit. There’s nothing wrong with shopping on a budget, but Urban Outfitter wouldn’t be my first choice. I prefer Zara or H&M. However, Vado rocked a $74 Staple Edgar Loopback Sweatshirt from the affordable shopping store. This super-comfy sweatshirt in blended cotton features an allover bird print. Get Vado’s sweater at Urban Outfitter. He paired his sweater with $185 Denim & Supply Straight-Fit Ledford Jean$40 Profound Aesthetic Flight Of Birds Five Panel  and a Gucci belt. He also wore white Nike Air Force 1’s sneaker. Vado’s canvas hat features bird printed throughout and a genuine leather adjustable strap-back. The jeans feature rips and patches, are crafted from 14 oz. indigo-dyed redcast denim and finished with a patriotic embroidered eagle applique. Get them at Ralph Lauren.

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Photos Credit: Vado’s Instagram | hat via Profound Aesthetic | sweater via Urban Outfitter | jeans via Ralph Lauren

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Tamar Braxton Continues Her NYC Promo Rounds

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Tamar Braxton released her new album Love And War this past Tuesday (September 3). According to HDD, the project will debut at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 with 105-110k sold in its first week. She is still in NYC making her promo rounds. During her latest press tour, “The One” singer stopped by Hot 97, Sirius XM, VH1, WBLS, Logo TV, Time Inc Studios. Earlier in the week, Tamar hosted an in-store meet-and-greet at Best Buy in Valley Stream, NY, performed on GMA and appeared on Live! With Kelly & Michael. Peep the pics below:

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L.A. Reid, Tamar Braxton and Vince Herbert

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Tamar and her label boss L.A. Reid  

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Tamar and Hot 97’s Angie Martinez

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Photos Credits:  Stephen Knight

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T.I. & Tameka “Tiny” Harris Photo’d Shopping In Los Angeles

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T.I. and is lovely wife Tiny are doing just fine, nevermind what those other blogs are reporting! The happily super rich married couple was spotted doing some shopping in Los Angeles. They both opted for a causal look. T.I. wore a fitted cap, track jacket and jeans paired with Nike Foams. Tiny rocked a black cropped top, trousers and sneakers. Check out the pics below:

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Photos Credits: Sandra Rose via FameFlynet Pictures

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