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Tamar Braxton Reveals Past History Of Being Bullied & Abused

Tamar Braxton Reveals Past History Of Being Bullied & Abused

By looking at Tamar Braxton and her life now, you would never know the kind of trouble she suffered while growing up and even some in her adulthood.

If you watched the previous seasons of “Braxton Family Values,” you would remember her talking to her friend April Daniels about her abusive past, but that’s not all, she was bullied as well.

In a recent interview with Ebony magazine, she revealed the details of her former abuse and being bullied.

I walked different, I had a different attitude, and I was picked on because I wasn’t like everybody else. You have to accept that about yourself. I think especially for women it’s important because it’s so hard for us.

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.

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.

WOW! All we can say is look at her now!!!

Lola Monroe Reveals “Band Up” Cover Art

Lola Monroe Reveals “Band Up” Cover Art

Lola Monroe is gearing up to drop her video for her single “Band Up” from her debut album “Lipstick and Pistols” which she just dropped on October 23rd.

The “B.B” singer released a photo for the cover art of her single “Band Up” which is in black and white and features a picture of her rocking straight tresses and minimal makeup.

Listen to the “Band Up” single below:

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Porsha Shows off Her Natural Hair and Reveals Her Secret for Healthy Hair

We are loving the number of ladies who are comfortable in their own skin and not afraid to show it. Recently Real Housewives of Atlanta’s, Porsha Stewart, revealed to followers her real hair, which by the looks of things is quite  long and healthy. The tv-personality turned weave- connoisseur recently launched a new line of hair called “Naked” which consists of chemically unprocessed healthy hair ‘free of product’ before installment. However, this is no faux hair in Stewart’s head.

Porsha proves to fans that this photo is not a weave, even going as far as to show off her scalp à la Claudette Ortiz style to prove that her real hair is also really healthy. The young wife, who has currently made headlines for being in the middle of a divorce with NFL husband Kordell Stewart, promises fans that she will reveal a more detailed regiment for keeping her locks so lengthy and lush. In the meantime, she uploaded a picture of one beauty product in particular that she uses to keep her hair moisturized, which is “Silk Elements Megasilk Olive Moisturizing Treatment.”

Mega Silk  is a protein enriched deep conditioner- which is a must for any head of hair. Deep conditioners put nutrients back into our follicles that we often strip throughout the course of shampooing, excessive heat use and coloring. Silk Elements in particular promises to strengthen hair, restore moisture, reduce tangles and increase shine. We definitely must check this one out! Peep a few more photos of Stewart below!

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Photo: Rasheeda InstaGram

Photo: Rasheeda InstaGram

This year celebs have been showing off.  This has been the year of weave take down and show off of the natural tresses.  So many celebrities have unveiled the long beautiful hair that they hide and protect under their hair extensions.  We have seen Taraji P. Henson, Toya Wright, Nicki Manaj, to name a few.  Now Love and Hip Hop Atlanta, Rasheeda, throws out her weave and show off her long, silky hair. Now the many fans who might have wondered if their celeb icons had hair, now that “the weave is out the bag” you see most of these ladies have gorgeous hair under their weaves.

Tamar Braxton Reveals “Love & War” Album Cover + Willow Smith’s New Song “Drowning” Ft. Mecca Kalan

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Willow Smith is back with another deeper-than-we-thought-a-12-year-old-could-feel track called "Drowning".  Check out the melodic track that’s all about being drowned by the actions of a deep love, plus Tamar Braxton‘s new "Love & War" album cover…

 

Apparently Willow Smith is going through some things.  The pre-teen released a controversially sensual video "#SUMMERFLING" last month.  Now she’s back with a brokenhearted-style song featuring Mecca Kalani.  The somber yet pretty piano-ballad is all about a girl who suffered a broken heart at the hands of the boy she loves.  And he’s watching her drown in her sorrows, yet he can’t move on himself.

Check it out above.

 

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Tamar Braxton has released the cover photo from her forthcoming disc Love And War.  Dropping September 3rd, the disc will feature the #1 single "Love and War", "Hot Sugar" (which premiered on "BFV") and her summer jam "The One."  

In the meantime, fans can catch Tamar on the road with John Legend for the “Made to Love” tour starting October 20.  And "Tamar & Vince" kicks off with a second season on WeTV  this Thursday, September 5th.

 

 

Photos: Tamar Braxton Instagram, @willowjadensmith’s IG

K. Michelle “ALLEGEDLY” Admits To A FAKE BOOTY, Reveals The Judds Are Her Songwriting INSPIRATIONS

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Singer K. Michelle has been doing Rebellious Soul press and during recent promo stops, she revealed her songwriting inspirations and "allegedly" admitted to having a fake booty!  Get the deets inside….

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During a recent promo stop through K104 Dallas, singer K. Michelle chatted it up with DeDe McGuire (pictured above) about Rebellious Soul (in stores August 13th).  After the interview (in a snippet we would have loved to actually hear on tape). DeDe questioned K. about her onion and apparently got an admission that we’d all suspected.  

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Well there you have it……allegedly. Or maybe she just does a lot of squats.

 

In other K. Michelle interviews…….

K. also spoke to 95.5′s Aladdin where she talked about FINALLY having an album coming out and what songwriters inspired her craft. Here are the highlights:

On the "feeling" of finally having an album released:

It really hasn’t hit me that I have an album coming out, I’ve just been doing promo for ten years.  I’m enjoying the ride and meeting my fans.

On future projects:

I have my own show coming on VH1. It’s just about me as an artist.  I’m opening up my first business. I’m a mother. I moving to New York and I’m new to this love thing.  It’s about that. It’ll be coming out soon.

On "The Judds":

The Judds were the first tape I ever got.  They are really storytellers and that’s why my lyrics are so in detail.  Every word counts in songwriting  The Judds, Dixie Chicks, and  a lot of different people taught me about being a songwriter as well as R. Kelly.

Catch K on the "LAHH ATL" reunion next month–Part one airs on TV One on Wednesday, September 4, at 10 PM ET, and part two will air the following week on Wednesday, September 11, at 10 PM ET.  Both are hosted by Wendy Williams.

 

Photos via De De McGuire Twitter

TV FAB: Ciara & Diddy Have A Love Fest On “Kris”, Diddy Reveals His Crush On Kris Jenner

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Ciara brought her bangin’ bod to her bestie Kim K.‘s mom’s show "Kris" today.  Check out the love fest she had with co-host Diddy inside…

CIara and guest co-host Diddy expressed their mutual love & respect for each other on today’s episode of "Kris."  In case you didn’t notice, Kris Jenner has a new talk show that’ in a summer test run on Fox right now.  So she is bringing on celeb guest co-hosts to help boost her numbers.

 

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Diddy said he loves CicCi’s resilience in this ever changing industry.  And he told her whenever she’s up next on an Awards show to perform, he knows to grab his popcorn and watch a great show.

CiCi revealed her life long dream was to be her version of "Poprah–P. Diddy & Oprah".  And she gushed about how influential he is in the business.

We love all the mutual love.

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And then Diddy revealed that when Kris used to post throwback pics of herself in bikinis & ish, he developed a serious crush on her years ago.  And you already know the 57-year-old Momager was on cloud 9 hearing that.

He said, "You know when everybody thinks of the Kardashians? They might think of Kim… but I think of you. I know that you have Bruce, but you know?… I have had a crush on you for a long time."

 

 

Peep the video below:

 

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Ciara & Diddy also helped judge a Men vs. Women step team faceoff.  

And by the way, Kim made her first post-baby appearance via a surprise video on her mom’s show today.  She said a quick 10 second "Hi mom" and "I’m so proud of you" and "I’m loving being home too much so sorry I didn’t come in person" type deal.  She’s been in hiding for 7 weeks.  In case you cared…

 

As for CiCi’s hot outfit for the day:

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She showed off those killer toned gams in an asymmetrical Anthony Vaccarello miniskirt, Louboutin pumps, and H&M top and bracelets by Celine & Lorraine Schwartz.  Hot.

 

Photos:  Ciara’s IG

TV FAB: Ciara & Diddy Have A Love Fest On “Kris”, Diddy Reveals His Crush On Kris Jenner

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Ciara brought her bangin’ bod to her bestie Kim K.‘s mom’s show "Kris" today.  Check out the love fest she had with co-host Diddy inside…

CIara and guest co-host Diddy expressed their mutual love & respect for each other on today’s episode of "Kris."  In case you didn’t notice, Kris Jenner has a new talk show that’ in a summer test run on Fox right now.  So she is bringing on celeb guest co-hosts to help boost her numbers.

 

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Diddy said he loves CicCi’s resilience in this ever changing industry.  And he told her whenever she’s up next on an Awards show to perform, he knows to grab his popcorn and watch a great show.

CiCi revealed her life long dream was to be her version of "Poprah–P. Diddy & Oprah".  And she gushed about how influential he is in the business.

We love all the mutual love.

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And then Diddy revealed that when Kris used to post throwback pics of herself in bikinis & ish, he developed a serious crush on her years ago.  And you already know the 57-year-old Momager was on cloud 9 hearing that.

He said, "You know when everybody thinks of the Kardashians? They might think of Kim… but I think of you. I know that you have Bruce, but you know?… I have had a crush on you for a long time."

 

 

Peep the video below:

 

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Ciara & Diddy also helped judge a Men vs. Women step team faceoff.  

And by the way, Kim made her first post-baby appearance via a surprise video on her mom’s show today.  She said a quick 10 second "Hi mom" and "I’m so proud of you" and "I’m loving being home too much so sorry I didn’t come in person" type deal.  She’s been in hiding for 7 weeks.  In case you cared…

 

As for CiCi’s hot outfit for the day:

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She showed off those killer toned gams in an asymmetrical Anthony Vaccarello miniskirt, Louboutin pumps, and H&M top and bracelets by Celine & Lorraine Schwartz.  Hot.

 

Photos:  Ciara’s IG

Solange COVERS Net-A-Porter’s “THE EDIT”, REVEALS How Watching Her Big Sis Molded Her As A Performer

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Solange Knowles covers Net-A-Porter’s "The Edit" where she chats about her globe-trotting music career, standing outside of Beyonce’s shadow and how her son is inspired by her work. See the spread inside….

Inside e-shooping site Net-A-Porter.com’s digital magazine, "The Edit", Ms. Knowles posed for The Vacation Issue on the Croatian coast while modeling some of the summer’s hottest beachwear. In the accompanying article, Solange talks about her road to self-discovery and her career-defining performance at Glastonbury.

“After my show I went from stage to stage, and ended up listening to music until 3am. Everyone let me do my thing. They acknowledged me but never interrupted my experience, which I really appreciated.”

The True singer and style goddess also defines her personal style and talks about how her big sister Beyonce helped shape her as a performer.  Here are the highlights:

 

On her career:

“I’m having the time of my life. I have one of the best jobs in the world, and to be able to [perform] for an hour a day and make a career out of it, I’m incredibly humbled by it.”

On defining an identity outside of her sister Beyonce:

“I don’t think any part of myself as an artist has ever had a moment of…intentional execution. It’s all just been an evolution. I’ve been able to watch such an incredible performer as my sister close-up. It’s molded me. And now I’m letting my son watch me.”

On style:

"Style in anything is very important. It’s how we express our individuality, who we are and what we believe in. It’s all a reflection of who I am.”

On her & her entourage’s hot style while performing at muddy Glastonbury

“That’s just because we’re Americans, and we didn’t know the real deal – Glastonbury is not Coachella! [Laughs] We did not know the proper dress code….By the third hour there, I was wanting Wellington boots! It was amazing.  It’s a really unique environment. Everyone was so incredibly spirited and happy to be there. I dropped my phone and someone came and gave it back to me later!”

On whether her brother-in-law Jay-Z or sis Bey (both who have performed at Glastonbury) gave her any pointers before performing

"You know, we actually never even talked about it. But both of them had such incredible, iconic Glastonbury performances – I was really proud of them. And I thought that Jay opening with [Oasis’ song] Wonderwall was pretty kick-ass!”

And for the fashion heads, check out Solange’s photoshoot with all the hot designer info below:

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Kaftan by Miguelina; bikini by Lisa Marie Fernandez; earrings by Hervé Van der Straeten; cuff (right hand) by Anndra Neen; cuffs (left hand, from top) by Marc by Marc Jacobs and Hervé Van der Straeten; ring (right and left hands) by Chloé

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Kaftan by Emilio Pucci; cuff (right hand) by Anndra Neen; cuffs (left hand, from top) by Marc by Marc Jacobs and Hervé Van der Straeten; ring (right hand) by Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane; ring (left hand) by Chloé

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Shirt by Splendid; skirt by Jonathan Saunders; necklace and cuff (left hand) by Anndra Neen; bracelets (right hand, from top) by Kenneth Jay Lane and Lulu Frost; ring by Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane
 

Gorgeous shoot.

 

Photographs by DAVID BELLEMERE / Styling by TRACY TAYLOR

VH1 Reveals The “Marrying The Game” Season 2 TRAILER + Big Sean’s “HALL OF FAME” Cover Art + Nick Cannon’s “Me Sexy” VIDEO

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VH1 has revealed the season two trailor for Marrying The Game".  Watch the clip inside and see the cover art for rapper Big Sean’s upcoming album Hall of Fame. Also, watch Nick Cannon’s "Me Sexy" video.

Rapper The Game and his "ex" fiancee Tiffney Cambrige are back for a second season of “Marrying the Game.” Now that Tiffney has called off the wedding and moved out of Game’s house with their kids, we spend the second season watching the couple try to work it out.  But…should they be trying to work it out?  Hmm..

The show kicks off on August 5 at 9:30 p.m.ET on VH1.

And via Instagram, The Game has announced that he changed the name of his label Rolex Records to The Firm. He told fans,

"So after a 6 long month legal battle with Rolex watches over the name ‘Rolex Records’ we lost & had to fully change the name of the label & it’s logo away from the likeness of Rolex’s crown & stay away from any & everything resembling Rolex.

But today a new regime starts & I am officially the CEO of ‘The Firm’ & we are looking for elite artists to be a part of a new movement.”

 

And in new music…..

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Rapper Big Sean, who debuted The Black Collection from his Finally Famous clothing line a few months ago, has just revealed the covert art for his second cd, Hall Of Fame.

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 Available in both standard and deluxe editions, the album is due on August 27.  And over on the radio, Big Sean recently debuted his new single "Beware," featuring labelmate Jhene Aiko and Cash Money superstar Lil’ Wayne.  We have a feeling he and his girlfriend Naya Rivera aren’t far off from some sort of a collabo as well…

In case you missed it, watch the HOF announcement video here:

 

And in music videos…..

"AGT" host Nick Cannon premiered the official video for "Me Sexy" today. The song is the lead single off his forthcoming album White People Party Music on NCredible Entertainment / Sony Red. The song has a "Gangnam Style" feel and Nick is already going viral, as YouTube users have created their own "Me Sexy" videos.

BONUS:

Watch Nick Cannon & Jimmy Fallon do the "Me Sexy" video.  This guy…