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YBF INTERVIEW: “Baggage Claim” Co-Stars Lauren London & Jill Scott Talk Being REAL Friends, Jet-Setting Styles (With Kids) & The Difference Between MEN & BOYS

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We caugut up with two of our fave YBF chicks as they promoted their upcoming movie Baggage Claim in L.A.  We found out from Lauren London & Jill Scott that they’re real life good friends, really.  And the secret to how both single moms keep it ridiculously fabulous while embarking on their Hollywood takeovers…both as single moms. 

 

Peek in on our fun chit chat inside…

This weekend at the Four Seasons in Los Angeles, TheYBF.com caught up with two of the most fab chicks in the upcoming ensemble cast romantic comedy film, Baggage Claim.  Lauren London, who rocked a casual chic look of nude Manolo Blahniks, AG Jeans & an Urban Outfitters blouse, and Jill Scott.

Dimpled cutie Lauren wasn’t shy about telling us the real difference between MEN and boys, and how she keeps it fly with this busy jet setting life of hers.  And with her son in tow.  She’s got to film BET’s "The Game" in Atlanta much of the year, make guest appearances on VH1′s "Single Ladies’ and still keep up that movie career and home life in Hollywood.  So we grilled her on how she juggles it all.

Tell us about your character in "Baggage Claim":
I liked my character because she was so happy and full of life and just this bubbly personality and I got really attracted to doing the film because the cast was awesome. I’ve always wanted to work with [director David E. Talbert]. I’ve known David for a couple of years now, I’ve wanted to do a project with him and then working with Paula Patton and Jenifer Lewis… I play Paula’s younger sister who’s getting married and I want her to be my maid of honor. She’s the ‘always a bridesmaid never a bride’ and my wedding kinda leads her to finding a man in 30 days and a date to my wedding and you see her in the process of finding herself.

Since the backdrop of the movie is Paula and co.’s flight attendant jobs, tell us about a horror flying story:
That extra check they do. When they pat you down. Like, girl, really? I clearly am not walking around with anything. That’s been horrible. I don’t like people who I don’t know touching me.

Do you think it’s because you’re the fabulous Lauren London and they’re trying to cop a feel?:
I guess it depends on what city your in (laughs) I don’t know. They’re rude so I wouldn’t think fans would be so rude. I think some people just do the most when they have power.

Do you find it difficult traveling with a small child?:
I think it’s always difficult traveling with toddlers. You just want them to be really comfortable.  You wanna make sure they have everything that makes them comfortable. It’s not easy for us to travel as adults so you imagine as a kid they don’t understand but he’s been a pretty good traveler.

Who from the cast would you take to travel with you?
Uhh… who would be my travel buddy? Haha that would be a trick question. It would be Jill. That’s my girl in real life.

What are your traveling essentials:
A bottle of water, sweats and a hoodie, sneakers, thick socks, good music and a good book.

What is on your travel playlist:
My iPod is so random. I have everybody from Dr. Dre to Anita Baker, Sara McLaughlin to everybody. But really I listen to old school Faith Evans to old Kelly Price CDs.

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What can we expect from Lauren London in the future?:
We actually go back to shooting another season of ‘The Game’ later on this month.

Agree or disagree: Men are intimidated by strong women

I don’t think men are intimidated by anything, boys are though.
 

So are you dating?
No I’m not dating. I’m not into it right now. I’m enjoying being a mom and my career.

 

And proving that Lauren’s co-star Jill is indeed one of those#RealFriends, she answered our travel buddy question very similarly to Lauren. 

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She also revealed to us that her character in Baggage Claim, "Gail", is a spicy man eater who loves a wig.  Something tells us this role isn’t too far from real life.  Meow.

Check out what the fab mom of 3-year-old Jett says about her co-star (semi) crush, her travel style (we are SO with her on this), and spying on boyfriends.  Oh, and we found out she has a lil A$ AP Rocky ratchet in her…

Who from the cast would be your travel buddy?
Lauren London. That’s my homegirl. She’s so cool to get along with. She’s really easy and fun, light spirited. I know Lauren doesn’t try to work on a vacation. She’s trying to chill on a vacation. Like ,when we go out it’s because its mutual. Have you ever been on a vacation with someone who’s  like ‘come on lets go to the…and lets have… and lets do the…’ it’s really agitating. I work. I travel for a living so it’s not like I wanna work on vacation. I wanna chill.

What are your travel essentials?
They have this awesome lotion they sell at the airport. I like to travel with rose water to spray on my face through the flight. I don’t go too many places without Halls and nasal decongestant. I have Halls often. I normally have a neck pillow and lotion.

Who do you listen to while you’re traveling?
Right now, Im listening to Gregory Porter whose amazing. I’m listening to A$ AP Rocky and Laura Mvula.

Have you ever spied on your boyfriend?
I don’t think so. I have shown up unannounced before and saw something I didn’t want to see. That’s happened but the whole spy game, no.

Who is your favorite leading man in the film?
I would say Djimon Hounsou, "Quinton".  He seems very romantic [SPOILER ALERT] and he doesn’t want anything but at least you know. Others will pretend they do until they know for certain then all you have left is a bunch of feelings. Quinton would be my choice.

If you met a man who offered you a lifestyle of no commitment, would you take it?
It depends on where I was in life. If I was looking for love, then no. If I was looking for a great time, absolutely. For me, at this time, I wouldn’t take it.

Are you in the studio? What are you working on?
I’m in the studio whenever no one is seeing me. I just got off a tour but in between the tour I go to the studio at night. Im working on 2 records, one is called the lullaby record its for adults and infants. Its pretty awesome and a studio recording as well.

 

Catch these two hardworking YBF chicks in Baggage Claim, hitting theaters September 27th!

 

Lauren London Photo’ & Correspondent: Lauren Smith/TheYBF.com, Jill & Lauren Photo: Angela Yee’s IG

Oprah’s HAIR-RAISING “O” Cover, First Look At The Lindsay Lohan Interview + Fantasia POPS OFF At “TGT” During CONCERT RANT

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Oprah Winfrey just unveiled the latest hair-raising cover for "O" Magazine and it’s one of our favorites!   See the cover inside and watch a clip of her Lindsay Lohan interview and find out what TGT allegedly did to upset Fantasia!

 

Oprah Winfrey instagrammed the latest "O" cover and it’s definitely one of our favorites.  She tweeted, "Just revealed this new cover of @O_Magazine – 1 of my faves ever – Let’s talk about HAIR!Following".

And over on the OWN Network, which has turned a profit, Oprah landed a high-profile interview with Lindsay Lohan (in addition a new reality show starring the troubled actress).  Watch the first look here:

Tune in the Lindsay Lohan interview on Sunday, August 18, at 9/8c.

 

 

And in music beefs….

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Fantasia (shown above with radio host Kendra G from the "Ryan Cameron Morning Show" on V-103 Atlanta, had a showdown with TGT at the Atlanta Civic Center.

So what happened? Fantasia was TGT’s opening act and the drama started when Fanny was not allowed to do a sound check, so it seemed from Fantasia’s telling of the story.  For entertainers, the sound check is critical and the failure to do so could lead to a bad show. SInce Fanny was "allowed" to do a check, one might obviously interpret the act as a slight.  

After that, Fantasia (who heading back to Broadway for After Midnight) claimed that her background singers’ mics were turned offduring her performance of “Lose to Win.” This lead to Fanny walking off the stage…..

In the audio clip, you can hear the disgust in Fantasia’s voice as she blames the headliner for her sound check issues.

Meanwhile….after the show:

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Fantasia’s manager Brian posed with Tank and said, "My looooong time friend Tank @therealtank and I after the show. Great solo artist follow and support him."

We’re thinking that since Brian made mention of Tank as a friend AND "solo" artist, BUT didn’t mention the other acts (Ginuwine and Tyrese), the tension with Fanny may stem from the other two. 

Things that make you go hmmmm….

 

Photos via Oprah’s Instagram, Brain Dicken’s Instagram

Kanye West Gives Rare Interview To NYT, Talks Being The Steve Jobs Of Pop Culture, His Girlfriend Kim K, Reality Show Backlash & More

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If you thought Kanye West had a big ego before, wait till you check out his first in depth interview in like, forever, with the New York Times.  Go inside to see why ‘Ye can make being totally full of yourself seem kinda sexy…

Mr. West is ready to embark on a new era….the era of becoming the minimalist rapper who is anti-machine and had tucked himself away to focus on changing the entire landscape of music.  And the rapper who comes out of hiding to make a few sidewalk paparazzi appearances with his publicity machine queen girlfriend.

Kanye talk about the paradox of his romantic side and why Steve Jobs’ death will allow him to take over in some way.  The "New Slaves" lyricist spent 3 days interviewing with NYT columnist Jon Caramanica, all while he was locked down in a Malibu recording studio compound finishing the Yeezy album.  Here are the highlights:

On why he always demands people to crown him with a role in history: "I think you got to make your case. Seventh grade, I wanted to be on the basketball team. I didn’t get on the team, so that summer I practiced. I was on the summer league. My team won the championship; I was the point guard. And then when I went for eighth grade, I practiced and I hit every free throw, every layup, and the next day I looked on this chart, and my name wasn’t on it. I asked the coach what’s up, and they were like, “You’re just not on it.” I was like, “But I hit every shot.” The next year — I was on the junior team when I was a freshman, that’s how good I was. But I wasn’t on my eighth-grade team, because some coach — some Grammy, some reviewer, some fashion person, some blah blah blah — they’re all the same as that coach. Where I didn’t feel that I had a position in eighth grade to scream and say, “Because I hit every one of my shots, I deserve to be on this team!” I’m letting it out on everybody who doesn’t want to give me my credit."

On his beef with the Grammys: "I don’t know if this is statistically right, but I’m assuming I have the most Grammys of anyone my age, but I haven’t won one against a white person.  But the thing is, I don’t care about the Grammys; I just would like for the statistics to be more accurate."

On how his life struggles (like his mother dying in 2007) have affected his music: "Creative output, you know, is just pain. I’m going to be cliché for a minute and say that great art comes from pain. But also I’d say a bigger statement than that is: Great art comes from great artists. There’s a bunch of people that are hurt that still couldn’t have made the album that was super-polarizing and redefined the sound of radio."

On knowing he was going to be a star: "I knew when I wrote the line “light-skinned friend look like Michael Jackson” [from the song “Slow Jamz"] I was going to be a big star. At the time, they used to have the Virgin music [stores], and I would go there and just go up the escalator and say to myself, “I’m soaking in these last moments of anonymity.” I knew I was going to make it this far; I knew that this was going to happen."

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On his girlfriend Kim Kardashian: "Any woman that you’re in love with or that loves you is going to command a certain amount of, you know, energy. It’s actually easier to focus, in some ways….I’m the type of rock star that likes to have a girlfriend, you know? I’m the type of soul that likes to be in love and likes to be able to focus. And that inspires me."

On the backlash he received after appearing on "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" and had Kim throw out her while closet: "That was from a place of love. It’s hard when people read things in a lot of different ways. You know, the amount of backlash I got from it is when I decided to not be on the show anymore. And it’s not that I have an issue with the show; I just have an issue with the amount of backlash that I get. Because I just see like, an amazing person that I’m in love with that I want to help."

On his impending fatherhood: "One of the things was just to be protective, that I would do anything to protect my child or my child’s mother. As simple as that….I just don’t want to talk to America about my family. Like, this is my baby. This isn’t America’s baby."

On the texture of the music on Yeezus: "It’s like trap and drill and house. I knew that I wanted to have a deep Chicago influence on this album, and I would listen to like, old Chicago house. I think that even “Black Skinhead” could border on house, “On Sight” sounds like acid house, and then “I Am a God” obviously sounds, like, super house. "

On his impact on pop culture: “I think what Kanye West is going to mean is something similar to what Steve Jobs means. I am undoubtedly, you know, Steve of Internet, downtown, fashion, culture. Period. By a long jump. I honestly feel that because Steve has passed, you know, it’s like when Biggie passed and Jay-Z was allowed to become Jay-Z.”

 

Check out the full interview HERE where Kanye explains how he’s a "minimalist in a rapper’s body", his emotional reaction to speaking on the death of his mother and more.

 

Photos: Nick Knight, Kim Kardashian’s website

MORNING FUNNIES: Tamar Braxton TWERKING With Her BABY BUMP + Morgan Freeman FALLS ASLEEP During “LIVE” Interview

We all love Tamar Braxton’s ability to create a song from "any" situation and recently, she blessed all the Tamartians with her own rendition of "Bands Will Make Her Dance" which led into a twerk break called "Pop That Baby."  Joined by members of Team Tamar, the group catches the spirit as Tamar twerks with her baby bump.  She looks beautiful! 

And in other morning comics…. Recently, actor Morgan Freeman fell asleep during a "LIVE" chat with Seattle’s Q13 Fox News as his 80-year-old co-star Michael Caine dished about their Now You See Me.

During the interview, Morgan dozed off a few times but did manage to answer a questions….in between naps. The hilarious interview reminds us of Harry Belafonte falling asleep during an interview under similar circumstances. Fans of Mr. Freeman can catch him awake and in action when Now You See Me hits theaters on May 31.

Nicki Minaj Says She THOUGHT Mariah Carey Was Her Friend, Doesn’t Regret Doing “American Idol” (E! Interview) + Porsha Stewart LANDS Role On “The Rickey Smiley Show.”

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Nicki Minaj sat down with Ryan Seacrest to talk about her uncomfortable relationship with Mariah Carey and rumors about her departure from "American Idol." See what she said inside and get the deets on Porsha Stewart’s new acting gig…..

 

TV viewers may not know the final three contestants on  "American Idol", but they sure know about the drama at the judges’ table between Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj.  During a chat with "AI" host Ryan Seacrest for E! News last night, Nicki talked about her famous feud with Mimi and answered if she would be returning next year.

In discussing her "feud" with "Beautiful" singer Mariah, Nicki said they started out as friends…or so she thought.  She soon realized that Mariah was, as hse claims, insecure and threatened by her shine. 

"Imagine someone that you loved your whole life…imagine you meeting them and then all of a sudden feeling like you did something horrible to them but you just don’t know what you did," she told Seacrest. "That’s what my relationship with Mariah is, and that’s what it’s been from the beginning. I just really thought that we were friends, but…that’s the other thing I learned that this industry is so fake. You walk away thinking people are your friends and they’re not. It’s a couple nice hi and byes and then really, you better not step on nobody’s toes. And God forbid you get a little shine. And God forbid you’re maybe witty or quick on your toes or make someone laugh. Then maybe you’re making another person feel insecure. And you shouldn’t have to dim your light to let another person shine."

And when asked if she planned to return next year, Nicki didn’t give a straight answer but offered up a "sales pitch" about how much she loved the show. 

"That’s a million-dollar question," she laughs. "I have to say this all the time, but I want people to know it’s genuinely from my heart. I love the people on Idol. I genuinely do. If I had to do this all over again, I would have done Idol. Because it’s fun, it’s laughs. It’s kind of sad that what people read all the time is only when something is negative. But they don’t realize that we built a family. I feel happy here and I have to thank them for giving me this chance. They could have picked anyone in the world. And they picked me. So that’s all I’ll say about that."

 

Watch the interview here:

 

In other television castings…..

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Porsha Stewart has landed an acting gig on "The Rickey Smiley Show."  It’s time for chick to make her own money since her divorce is pending, so she’s going the Hollywood route.  The "RHOA" star tweeted from the set,

"I’ve arrived! So excited on the set of my first TV acting role! Thanks guys my trailer is amazing!  Reading the script. This is going to be so fun!”

Porsha didn’t reveal what role she would be playing or if this is a one-shot cameo, but we think her personality will mesh well with Ricky’s comedy.  And during a hilarious appearance on Rickey’s radio show, she refuted rumors that her divorce was fake and jokingly declined an "application" from Rickey…

Watch the jokes below….

Erykah Badu Does HILARIOUS Interview With Kendrick Lamar + Alicia Keys Writes To Judge To Save Lauryn Hill…& Lauryn Says Thanks

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Erykah Badu switched jobs for a day to work for Interview magazine.  And her first subject…is hot rapper Kendrick Lamar.  Check out what she asked him about how he chooses groupies, who he’s scared of having his business out there and more…

In the latest issue of Interview magazine, Erykah Badu plays reporter and interviews "Swimming Pools" rapper Kendrick Lamar about his cereal, his groupies and more.  But our fave answer?  His insightful comment about what he envies about women.  This could be the reason chicks love his music so much.

Here are the highlights from their Interview chit chat:

BADU: How do you choose chicks from backstage?
LAMAR: How do I choose chicks from backstage?
BADU: Yeah, what is the protocol?
LAMAR: I try not to. [laughs] I’m too scared. Anybody who knows me knows that I’m probably the most scared person when it comes to that because I’m so caught up in the act of sex, of something going crazy, going out of my control. I’m too paranoid.
BADU: [laughs] So you just pass?
LAMAR: I’ve got to because I’ve seen a situation where it got totally out of hand, where something seemed so innocent, and now this person has got allegations on them. It spooked me. This was before my career really started, though—before any “Kendrick Lamar.” And that right there? It changed my whole perception about certain things. I’ll always keep that in the back of my head.

BADU: So who is your asshole-checker?
LAMAR: Who is my what?
BADU: Your asshole-checker—the person in your crew or your family who let’s you know if you’re being a asshole.
LAMAR: I have two, actually. [both laugh] But the main one is a friend of mine—a lady friend who has known me since high school. She has always been someone, since day one, who has said something whenever I’m an asshole, or also if I’m doin’ something positive—but more so when I’m out of my element.

BADU: What’s your favorite cereal?
LAMAR: Fruity Pebbles. When people ask for my rider, they think I’m crazy: Fruity Pebbles, baked chicken, bottle of Hennessy, and some Polo socks.

BADU: What do you, as a man, envy about what it means to be a woman?
LAMAR: There’s just a certain knowledge instilled in a woman. There are these things that women have that men just can’t grasp: the understanding of love; the understanding of being; having a certain type of care in your heart and knowing when to be compassionate; knowing how to be a confidante…
BADU: That’s a good perspective. Something I envy that men have is that ability to grow a goatee. I think that’d be really hot on me.

And one of the only normal questions:

ERYKAH BADU: Can you describe how it feels to be in this cyclone of good fortune that you’re experiencing right now? How are you handling all of it?

KENDRICK LAMAR: I always thought money was something just to make me happy. But I’ve learned that I feel better being able to help my folks, ’cause we never had nothing. So just to see them excited about my career is more of a blessing than me actually having it for myself. My folks ain’t graduated from high school or nothing like that, so we always had to struggle in the family—and I come from a big family. But as far as me handling this, it’s a weird feeling because it’s like a blur right now. I think my worst problem is actually living in the moment and understanding everything that’s going on. I feel like I’m in my own bubble. People tell me all the time, "You’re crazy, going there by yourself," because it wouldn’t have soaked in yet that I’m supposed to be quote "Kendrick Lamar"—whoever this guy’s supposed to be. I still feel like me. So it’s really about me trying to adapt—that’s like the toughest thing for me right now. I feel like I’m in my own world.

 

Meanwhile, some singers are reaching out on Lauryn Hill’s behalf to make please to her judge in her tax evasion case.  And on her Tumblr, Lauryn pointed out both Alicia Keys & Stevie (as well as the name of each fan who reached out) as being two of the celebs going to bat for her:

"I want to extend a sincere thank you to the following people, who wrote letters to the judge on my behalf: Linda Banks, Edison, NJ Davonne Breedlove Binna Choi, Beijing, China Hafiz Farid, East Orange, NJ Miriam Anne Banks Farrakhan, Union, NJ Vincent Gardner, New York, NY Michael Green, Fair Bluff, NC Elitta Harden, Ft Worth, TX Mrs. Valarie Hill, South Orange, NJ Maureen Hogan, Jersey City, NJ Walter Jones, New York, NY Alicia Keys Elena Lau, Toronto, Canada Jerald Miller, New York, NY Tracy Morris, Jacksonville Beach, FL Elise Munoz, France Bunmi Olukoya, Laurel, MD Jimmie Pierre, Trenton, NJ Cherisse Pittman Gabrielle Fulton Ponder, Atlanta, GA Dominique Reese, Oakland, CA Chris Schwartz, Philadelphia, PA Ashley Scott, Brooklyn, NY Derek Singletary, Astoria, NY Dr. Sara Tai, Manchester, UK Suzette Williams, Teaneck, NJ Lisa Willis, Philadelphia, PA Stevie Wonder Jonathan Wunderlich, Cabarete, DR"

Sweet.

And she expressed her gratitude to all her supporters:

"And thank you Jerald Miller, for taking the initiative to put this together. I also want to thank all of my family, friends, business associates, and fans who have called, emailed, sent texts, and posted messages of concern, encouragement, and support. I appreciate the well wishes, and I thank you for your prayers. Also, to anyone who may have written letters that we did not know about, thank you also, all of you. I will have more to say soon, but did not want to further delay expressing my appreciation. Thank you again, MLH"

Keep you rhead up L Boogie!

Magic Johnson’s Son E.J. Grants First Interview About COMING OUT, Being ATTACKED, And Becoming A Role Model

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E.J. Johnson gave his first interview since coming out a few weeks ago where he reflected on the "outing", revealed his thoughts about attacks on his character and how he hopes to inspire others through his experience. Watch the interview inside….

 

After his "outing" made headlines around the world, E.J. Johnson (who has the full support of his famous father, mogul Magic Johnson) spoke to "Gwissues" host and interviewer Howard Bragman (who’s also his publicist) about what life has been life since he was first "outed" and how he hope to use this experience to help others. He also addressed the barrage of criticism that was directed his way via social media and how he was able to lean on his family for support. Here are the highlights:

On being "outed":

"For me, it was really surprising because I didn’t think it was gonna be that big of a deal. I had been out to my friends and my family for at least five years. It was almost as if I was coming out of the closet again so like reliving the experience has just been both exciting and interesting rather because I’ve been through it but to have the media involved is just different but I’m reveling in it.

"I always wanted to come into the spotlight.  I always had dreams and plans of doing my own thing and creating my own image, so it came a little sooner than I thought it would but this is still something I knew I would be going through and would have to experience."

On social media attacks:

They’d say nasty things about me and what I’m doing … It’s almost like they’re attacking me for being me…..and so to that I can only say, ‘Well, I can only be myself, so I don’t know really what you want me to do.’”

On receiving support from his family:

"I am very, very, very blessed to have the family that I do. My parents have always been super supportive. My sister and I have always been really close and she’s been really supportive as with my brother. When it was time to come out, I was, obviously, scared as most people are. After I got all the love and support from my family then I knew I could go out and conquer the world, I guess."

On coming out to his parents, Magic and Cookie:

"I told her how I was feeling and she obviously told me that she had known and always would love me anyway. The same thing happened with my dad like a year or so later. Everyone has to get used to it. No parent is prepared 100 percent and fully for something like that. We all had to work and move forward."

On being a role model:

"I definitely want to set a really good example….I would love to have a talk show someday and just be another voice for [my] generation and, you know, be the voice for young gay people who need someone to be on TV or wherever else to talk to them, and talk about all kinds of issues that all of us face. Not just homosexual issues, but all kinds of issues."
 

Watch the interview here:

Magic Johnson’s Son E.J. Grants First Interview About COMING OUT, Being ATTACKED, And Becoming A Role Model

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E.J. Johnson gave his first interview since coming out a few weeks ago where he reflected on the "outing", revealed his thoughts about attacks on his character and how he hopes to inspire others through his experience. Watch the interview inside….

 

After his "outing" made headlines around the world, E.J. Johnson (who has the full support of his famous father, mogul Magic Johnson) spoke to "Gwissues" host and interviewer Howard Bragman (who’s also his publicist) about what life has been life since he was first "outed" and how he hope to use this experience to help others. He also addressed the barrage of criticism that was directed his way via social media and how he was able to lean on his family for support. Here are the highlights:

On being "outed":

"For me, it was really surprising because I didn’t think it was gonna be that big of a deal. I had been out to my friends and my family for at least five years. It was almost as if I was coming out of the closet again so like reliving the experience has just been both exciting and interesting rather because I’ve been through it but to have the media involved is just different but I’m reveling in it.

"I always wanted to come into the spotlight.  I always had dreams and plans of doing my own thing and creating my own image, so it came a little sooner than I thought it would but this is still something I knew I would be going through and would have to experience."

On social media attacks:

They’d say nasty things about me and what I’m doing … It’s almost like they’re attacking me for being me…..and so to that I can only say, ‘Well, I can only be myself, so I don’t know really what you want me to do.’”

On receiving support from his family:

"I am very, very, very blessed to have the family that I do. My parents have always been super supportive. My sister and I have always been really close and she’s been really supportive as with my brother. When it was time to come out, I was, obviously, scared as most people are. After I got all the love and support from my family then I knew I could go out and conquer the world, I guess."

On coming out to his parents, Magic and Cookie:

"I told her how I was feeling and she obviously told me that she had known and always would love me anyway. The same thing happened with my dad like a year or so later. Everyone has to get used to it. No parent is prepared 100 percent and fully for something like that. We all had to work and move forward."

On being a role model:

"I definitely want to set a really good example….I would love to have a talk show someday and just be another voice for [my] generation and, you know, be the voice for young gay people who need someone to be on TV or wherever else to talk to them, and talk about all kinds of issues that all of us face. Not just homosexual issues, but all kinds of issues."
 

Watch the interview here:

Lil Wayne Gives First Post-Hospital Interview, Reveals “I’m Epileptic”

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It’s Weezy‘s first interview since his seizure-ridden weekend that led to him ending up in ICU for several days this month.  The rapper finally reveals the real reasons behind the seizures, his new diagnoses, and his gripe with the false rumors….

Weezy did a phone interview with DJ Fellie Fel over at Power 106 Thursday evening.  And for the first time, he spoke out in detail about all the drama that went down over a week ago with him being hospitalized for his multiple seizures.  We’ve now learned the explanation–he’s been diagnosed with epilepsy, and is prone to seizures when feeling stressed and exhausted.

He also had some things to say about TMZ and their report about him being near-death.  The sports fan even gave his opinion on the renaming of the New Orleans Hornets to the Pelicans, why he won’t be going back to a Miami Heat game, and dished on his new tracks off I Am Not A Human Being II.

Here’s the highlights:

On the seizures: “The bad news is I’m an epileptic. I’m prone to seizures. This isn’t my first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh seizure. I’ve had a bunch of seizures, ya’ll just never hear about them. But this time it got real bad ’cause I had three of them in a row and on the third one, my heart rate went down to like 30 percent. Basically, I could’ve died, so that is why it was so serious….But the reason being for the seizures is just plain stress, no rest, overworking myself. That’s just typical me though.”

On his past health issues: “I have people around me. I actually have [the seizures] so much they already know what to do. They already know how to handle it. Certain times I don’t even go to the hospital, but this time, it was real bad because it was three in a row, and I’ve never had three back to back like that.  The third one was so bad and I live in the hills in L.A. So the reason why it was bad was that I live all the way at the top, so you know how hard it is getting down those hills. That was what was so scary about it.”

On TMZ’s report that he nearly died: “That’s what they do. I can’t be upset at that. I get upset at my kids when they do things that I tell them not to do. I can’t be upset at TMZ for doing what they do. They gon’ probably come out tomorrow and say something else about somebody else that ain’t true. That’s what they do. The truth isn’t good enough for them, so they gotta twist everything up.”

Check out the full audio below:

 

Karrueche Tran Gives First Radio Interview, Talks Handling Hate…And Chris Brown

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Chris Brown‘s on-again, off-again girlfriend Karrueche Tran‘s been all over Atlanta this weekend at the strip club and nightclubs celebrating her clothing line "The Kill"…even though it’s not out yet.  She hit up Harlem Nights in the ATL last night (pictured above), and stopped to do some media beforehand.  We’ve got the highlights from her very first radio interview ever inside…

Kae tucked her emotional triangle with Chris Brown & Rihanna aside this weekend as she celebrated and pubbed her new clothing line.  Even though the launch of "The Kill" got pushed back, she’s all for talking about the clothes, which are the female version of Chris brown’s Black Pyramid line.

She stopped by Atlanta’s Streetz 94.5 to chat about some things.  Here are the highlights:

On her relationship status

I can’t say.  I have a lot of self control.

On if she would marry Chris if he proposed

The timing is not right now.  At all.  Everybody’s focused.

On handling the hate tweets

It’s hard because sometimes I really want to go there.  But I don’t.  I just ignore it.  I’m on my Twitter all day.  I pretty much read everything.  You have to laugh at it and brush it off.  regardless of what I say, somebody’s always going to bring some negative light to it.

 

Check out the full video interview below:

Her answers to a little game they played:

Drake or Chris Brown: Y’all tried it!  You already know who I’m going to say.  My loyalties lie with you know who…

Missionary or doggy style: Doggy style.

Chris’ line or her own line: I love him but I’m gonna say my line.

Alrighty then….

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