Atlanta was LIT yesterday as radio station V-103 hosted a pop-up live concert featuring music’s biggest stars, including T.I., DJ Khaled, Young Thug and more. Also, Tip’s “estranged” wife Tiny Harris and their kids were in the mix. Flicks inside…
Yesterday, radio station V-103 hosted a live pop-up concert at Philips Arena in Atlanta and it was definitely a LITTY situation. The sold out event brought out a slew of celebrities to perform and several celebs that didn’t perform were also in the mix.
T.I. and Tiny Harris were both there amid their pending divorce that they aren't rushing to finalize. Tip was there to perform and Tiny brought their kids along for the fun. Sources on the scene tell us they arrived separately and were not seen together.
Just a few days ago, Tiny threw tons of shade on social media amid rumors that her husband is smashing Instagram vixen Bernice Burgos. She’s totally unbothered by the rumors because Bernice is just a “pass around b*tch.” Her words, NOT ours.
Back at the concert...
The V-103 Live Pop-Up concert was filled with star-studded performances, including sets from Tip & Young Thug, Rick Ross & DJ Khaled, Meek Mill, Plies, Big Boi, pioneering Hip-Hop group the Dungeon Family, B.o.B., and Crime Mob:
We see Diamond is back to turning up on stage after giving birth to her baby boy in December 2016. Looking good girl.
Teyana Taylor and Monica were busy catching up backstage at the concert. Monica is Teyana's daughter Junie's god mother, so these two are super close.
Tey recently released her new dance workout videos, appropriately titled "Fade 2 Fit," to help others burn some calories in hopes of getting ripped like her. While we're sure Teyana can mostly thank her genes for her bod, dancing to work up a sweat with Tey seems fun.
Monica brought her adorable daughter Laiyah Brown along. How cute.
The boys were there too! Monica's sons Rocko and Romelo Hill linked up with T.I. and Tiny's son Major Harris.
In between sets, celebs stopped to chop it up with one another and snap flicks:
The MMG honcho stays with a black bottle of Rose on deck.
Rapper Killer Mike was spotted backstage with Big Boi and Dungeon Family's Sleepy Brown before he hit the stage for a performance.
V-103 radio personalities Big Tigger and Ryan Cameron were hard at work interviewing everyone that strolled through.
Peep a few clips from the pop-up concert below:
Photos: Paras Griffin/Monica's IG/Khaled's IG
Kelly Rowland takes her son Titan to Australia for some racecar fun at the Formula 1 Grand Prix. Check out their mother-son flicks, plus find out what Viviva A. Fox, Bobby Brown, Fat Joe and more were up to in Philly inside…
Kelly Rowland is making it her mission to show her son Titan the world. She penned a new list of goals recently and one of them is bringing her 2-year-old son with her as she explores different places and cultures.
“I’ve been writing a list of goals lately, and one of them is to take my son around the world with me,” Kelly told Confidential.
So to set that goal in action, the former Destiny’s Child member brought her baby boy with her to the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Melbourne for some racecar action. The “Whoa Baby!” author rocked an Elton John t-shirt paired with a striped hip hugging skirt and red heels.
If you haven't heard, Kelly will be a judge on the upcoming season of "The Voice Australia."
“I feel like I’m a realist when it comes to the industry. I want to get on there and be completely honest with these kids. I don’t want to sugar coat it. I’m not there to kill their confidence or spirit, but these kids need to know this music industry is brutal at times. I’m here to motivate them,” she said during the event.
Those red heels were a bit of a nuisance for Kellz as she was making her way to the event. Her heel got caught in a turf protection mat and one of her assistants had to kneel down to free her foot. Peep the pics here.
By the way, Kelly's mommy book "Whoa Baby!" will be released on April 11th.
In another celebrity spotting...
A handful of YBF celebs jetted to Philly for the Be Beautiful Expo 2017 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center yesterday. The “Black Magic” host was spotted fixing her makeup before hitting the “High Heels In High Places” motivational panel discussion:
Have to stay camera ready at all times.
R&B legend Bobby Brown, rapper Fat Joe and R&B singer Vivian Green were also in the mix:
Bobby had his BBQ sauce collection on deck for a cooking demonstration:
Joe and Vivan were tapped to hit the stage to provide the tunes during the event:
And here's a blast from the past! R&B singer Jon B was also in the mix and ended up taking the stage to perform his classic hit "They Don't Know."
Brings back so many memories!
The Knowles-Carter Family enjoyed a special lunch together to kick off their YBF Weekend and we’ve got the deets. More inside…
Jay Z decided to plan a special afternoon with his three favorite ladies, including his pregnant wife Beyonce, 5-year-old daughter Blue Ivy and his mother Gloria Carter.
On Friday, the Knowles-Carter clan kicked off their YBF Weekend with a family lunch at Gjelina restaurant in Venice, California.
Beyoncé, Jay Z & Gloria Carter spotted at Gjelina restaurant in Venice, CA (Mar. 24). pic.twitter.com/mR85BfxIZl
— BEYONCÉ LEGION (@Bey_Legion) March 25, 2017
Spies on the scene tell E! News the Carters made a grand entrance as a motorcade pulled up in front of the eatery. A pregnant Bey, clad in a boho threads, was spotted getting out of one of the three Escalades. Meanwhile, Hov rolled up in Tesla and his mom rode with him.
The Carters dined in the back of the restaurant for about an hour before security guards escorted them back to their vehicles. After lunch, the group made their way to Def Jam Records’ offices where they picked up a woman and drove away.
Even though Bey is pregnant, she is still taking time to help others...
Mrs. Carter made a dream come true for one of her special fans earlier this week. High school student Ebony Banks, who has stage four cancer, got a surprise Facetime call from her “hero” Beyonce, according to KIAH.
Ebony attends Alief Hastings High School in Houston, TX, but she has spent most of her senior year in the hospital fighting the rare stage four cancer. After putting together a special graduation for Ebony (aka “Ebob”) at the hospital, her friends started the #EBOBMEETSBEYONCE hashtag in hopes of catching Bey’s attention so Ebony could meet her. And it worked! The power of social media.
Peep a clip from Ebony’s chat with Bey above.
It’s official! “Orange Is The New Black” star Samira Wiley ties the knot with “OITNB” writer Lauren Morelli yesterday. Details on their nuptials inside…
Congratulations are in order for Samira Wiley and Lauren Morelli!
The former “OITNB” star and “OITNB” writer tied the knot in an intimate ceremony surrounded by family and friends in Palm Springs, California yesterday. And Samira’s parents officiated the ceremony. Aww!
The nuptials were carried out in a special location as they trekked down the aisle in the same spot they got engaged a year prior. Lauren popped the question with a yellow-gold engagement ring back in October. Both of the brides rocked white Christian Siriano ensembles for their special day and they look amazing.
The newlyweds celebrated with a confetti-themed bash as they both wanted the ceremony to be a non-traditional event and they're totally obsessed with Pillsbury Funfetti cake. Cute.
Oh, and that’s not where the fun ended. The ladies chose Montell Jordan’s “This Is How We Do It” as their recessional track and their recession entrance track was Justin Bieber’s “Baby.”
They began dating in 2014 after Lauren divorced her husband. She realized she wanted to be with a woman while writing for “OITNB.” Samira and Lauren grew close after Lauren split from her former spouse and the rest is history.
Congrats to them both!
Photo: Jose Villa
The millenial pack was in full force at Dolce & Gabbana's Millenials Party the other night. Get into Zendaya, Jhene Aiko, Draya and more and their fresh looks inside....
Fashion goddess Zendaya Coleman is serving life, hair and prints at Dolce & Gabbana's D&G New Vision and Millennials event in Los Angeles the other night.
Before the stunning show, Z got her model ish on and snapped some flicks with her stylist Luxury Law.
Jhene Aiko also didn't shy away from prints from the designer. Gorgeous glammed up floral look for her.
Y'all know EJ Johnson was all up in the mix in his all black uniform.
Draya Michele and fiance Orlando Scandrick rocked his and hers D&G tees.
And our fave YBF Teens Chloe & Halle took a break from singing to get their pre-Coachella flower child steez on. So cute!
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar unleashed an epic joke aimed at former teammates/enemies Shaq and Kobe Bryant during Shaq’s statue unveiling that will surely have you laughing. Get your laugh on and peep more pics from Big Diesel’s ceremony inside…
On Friday, NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal was honored with an incredible statue at the Staples Center that brought several Los Angeles Lakers greats.
Among the former players was Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who took the stage to say a few words about playing professional basketball with Shaq. And he came with the laughs!
“Some people thought the odds of Kobe Bryant showing up today were the same as Shaq sinking a free throw,” Karrem said as everyone fell out in laughter. Check it:
Kareem is a savage for this. pic.twitter.com/X1xdZGgc9U
— All Def Digital (@AllDefDigital) March 25, 2017
HAHAHA! Good one.
It was all love though.
The fact that Shaq’s former teammate/nemesis Kobe Bryant came out to show support just shows how far these two have come along. While talking about Shaq, Kobe dubbed the Basketball Hall of Famer as the “most dominant player” he had ever seen. Nice to see they have buried the hatchet and are cool now.
— NBA (@NBA) March 24, 2017
Shaq had his children to join him on the special occasion along with former Lakers players Robert “Big Shot Bob” Horry, Brian Shaw, Rick Fox, Derek Fisher, Gary Payton and Mike Penberthy and former Lakers coach Phil Jackson.
Even Shaq's Louisiana State University basketball coach Dale Brown was in the mix to show love.
Shaq’s statue was created in pure Big Diesel fashion. The statue features the former NBA baller hanging from the rim after a slam duck. The 1,200lb statue was suspended 10 feet in the air so everyone could get a good look at it.
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) March 25, 2017
Check out the unveiling of the statue below:
After the ceremony...
Shaq, his longtime girlfriend Laticia Rolle, and his mom took their courtside seats to watch the Lakers go head-to-head against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Around this time last year, Shaq hopped in Laticia's Instagram comments asking that she marry him. She accepted, but it's unclear if they're actually engaged or if they were just Insta-flirting.
The Lakers pulled out with win against the Timberwolves, 114-109.
After the game...
Kobe did an interview with SportsCenter where he revealed he learned he did NOT have the NBA package with his cable subscription. Ha! Peep the highlight above.
Photos: Getty/WENN/Shaq's IG/Lakers' IG
Sanna Lathan and “Shots Fired” executive producer Brian Grazer do lunch in Beverly Hills following their new show’s premiere. Peep their cheeky flicks, plus shots of Laverne Cox dining with a friend inside…
The brand new cop drama “Shots Fired,” starring Sanaa Lathan, debuted on FOX this week. To celebrate, the leading lady and executive producer Brian Grazer linked up for lunch in Beverly Hills yesterday. It was all love between the two as Brian laced Sanaa with a kiss on the cheek as they exited the restaurant.
“Shots Fired” is a new miniseries that addresses police brutality in America, but with a twist. A black cop shoots a white teenager in the series and it explores the major differences in how race dictates how the situation is treated.
Sanna recently spoke with VOGUE about playing a female DOJ investigation officer and how filming the series correlated with similar events that were actually happening around the country.
“I knew whatever [the Bythewoods] put their hands on was going to be good,” the YBF actress says. “The fact that it was such a timely subject that needs to be dealt with in our country today was the cherry on top.”
The 45-year-old actress reflected on how emotions were running high during filming last summer on the day after Philando Castile was shot dead by a police officer in his car with his girlfriend and her young daughter inside with him.
“It was chilling, the synchronicity of what was going on and the subject matter of what we were shooting. [We began filming] one day after Philando Castile was shot—he was the one who was in the car with a baby in the back and his girlfriend in the [passenger] seat—we couldn’t believe it; we were stunned,” she remembers. “The first AD was in tears; it was hard for her to even start the day. We had to take a moment of silence and regroup and really remind ourselves of what a big responsibility we had dealing with the subject matter.”
Since "Shots Fired" is a miniseries, we wonder if they are working on another project together.
Be sure to catch Sanaa, along with Stephan James and Mack Wilds, in "Shots Fired" every Wednesday at 8/7c on FOX.
Elsewhere in the city...
“Orange Is The New Black” star Laverne Cox is always on her A-game when she hits the streets. Last night, the EMMY nominated actress was spotted leaving CATCH restaurant in West Hollywood after dining with her actor friend Paul McGill.
Laverne dubbed her night out on the town as a healing session as she caught up with her friend, captioning on Instagram, “What a healing night seeing my old friend @paul_mcgill_. Love you Paul.”
And the feelings are mutual. Paul captioned, “Tonight reminded me the power of friendship. This woman gives me deep hope, deep understanding, and deep cleavage.”
In other TV news...
The YBF actress will be co-leading a new ABC pilot titled “The Trustee” alongside Meaghan Rath.
Deadline shares a few details about the one-hour comedy pilot:
“’The Trustee’ is described as a fun, female buddy cop comedy about Eliza Radley (Rath), a driven but stubborn detective who finds unlikely help from her precinct’s trustee, Amanda Jones (Cox) a larger-than-life ex-con finishing out her prison sentence doing menial tasks for the police department. Though these two have completely opposing views on crime and punishment, a highly entertaining and successful partnership is born.”
This new gig comes on the heels of her role in the CBS legal drama “Doubt.” While the show hasn’t officially been cancelled, it’s being reported it’s not coming back.
The “Rocky Picture Horror Story” star STAYS booked and we’re certainly not mad about it.
Photos: FameFlynet/Splash/Laverne’s IG/Brian’s IG
August Alsina and Trey Songz are back to R&B beefin’! And August is down to throw them hands if need be. Get the latest inside…
The beef between R&B singers August Alsina and Trey Songz has been reignited. Why? Well, the New Orleans singer wasn’t here for the VA’s native’s comments about him during his most recent sitdown with Power 105’s “The Breakfast Club.”
During the chat, Trigga was asked about getting into fights with his enemies, in which he responded, “August was talking crazy a couple years ago and I ain’t want to fight. I don’t want to fight. I want to get some money. There’s other people who got problems with me that I ain’t even address. I don’t want to fight nobody. What does that prove? That don’t prove nothing.”
In 2014, August, who teamed up with Trey his “I Luv This Sh*t” remix, aired out his frustrations with Trigga claiming his ego and major attitude was the reason they no longer “f*cked” with one another.
Well, August still doesn’t “f*ck” with Trey and he had no problems to let him know it.
August posted up an Instagram post responding to Trey’s comments, reminding him he can still catch that fade. He posted:
“When niggas mention yo name in a interview talking bout catching fades but you already offered several fades years ago and will STILL gladly beat his goofy ass & then be cool later @treysongz @breakfastclubam #NeverTalkingCrazyAlwaysTalkingTRUTH Stretch before you reach next time nigxa! And don't mention my name. (Back to the Real World, where real problems exist.)”
Trigga caught wind of his comments and laughed it off in August's comments:
Then, he posted this:
It's unclear if Trigga is aiming the post above at August or if he was reacting to Trump's healthcare drama.
But, this post certainly seems like a response to August.
Hmm..what if these two started a R&B beef on wax? Would you be here for it?
Photos: August's IG/Trey's IG
So much for Phaedra Parks and Apollo Nida being single. A judge has thrown out their divorce decree deeming it unfair to jailed Apollo. Details inside...
So much for Phaedra Parks embarking on her single life.
A judge just threw a monkey wrench in her divorce proceedings resulting in the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star still being tied to her jailed husband Apollo Nida. You'll recall, Phaedra confirmed her divorce from Apollo was final back in November 2016, but that doesn't seem to be the case.
According to TMZ, the judge presiding over their divorce decided to toss out the divorce decree because it was unfair to Apollo. How so you ask? Apparently, Phaedra “intentionally misspelled the parties names” and the judge found that quite odd to say the least. She misspelled his name and her own name? Sounds fishy.
The judge was concerned with the way the divorce was being handled as Apollo was given the impression that he would get permission to attend future divorce hearings from prison. Never happened.
Also, Apollo, who’s currently serving an 8-year prison sentence for bank fraud and identity theft, was reportedly not informed about the final hearing OR served with documents notifying him the divorce was final.
Now, the question is, will Phaedra start the divorce proceedings over? OR is she secretly hoping she can possibly save her marriage?
If you’ve been watching “RHOA,” you know that Phaedra was the one who broke the news to Apollo. It wasn’t revealed if he was legally served the paperwork and now we know he wasn’t.
There’s a guy in Miami who has been catfishing everyone into thinking he plays for the Miami Dolphins. He posted a message on social media about why black athletes run to white women instead of dating black women and now he’s being exposed. Read up on Ricardo "Maserati Rick" Agnant and take notes inside…
These days you can create an Instagram account and turn into whoever you want to be. That’s what Ricardo Agnant did and he had everyone believing he’s a player on the Miami Dolphins roster. The thing is, he’s NOT a NFL player and has been catfishing white women, other NFL players and everyone else for the last three years. Now, after some investigation, he’s being exposed and the truth is out.
It recently all started when Ricardo “Maserati Rick” Agnant posted a reply to Washington Redskins player Lynden Antonio Trail's question on Facebook. Trail asked, “Why do a lot of black athletes marry white women?”
Maserati Rick didn’t waste any time to share he’s so over black women and their “attitudes,” explaining that black woman aren’t “coachable” and that white women know how to “stay in their lane” and be submissive.
Peep his responses below (via BlackSportsOnline):
He made sure to mention how "happy" he is that he snagged a white woman and how it was the best thing he's ever done in his life:
Well, since he put up those posts about black women, it has been revealed that Maserati Rick isn’t even a football player and he definitely doesn’t play for the Miami Dolphins. BlackSportsOnline reached out to members of the Dolphins organization and they confirm he’s NOT a player on the team. But, looking at his Instagram page, you would never know it. He has NEVER played in a NFL game, despite all of the pictures he has posted on his page claiming he’s a member of the team.
So here’s how he has been tricking folks. He uses pictures of other players and puts tons of filters on them so you can’t recognize who’s actually in the picture. For instance, he posted a picture of another player signing a contract with the Dolphins and put all of these filters on it so you can’t recognize it’s not even him in the picture:
The thing is, he has been using extra filters and strategic pictures that don’t show his uniform number leading folks to believe he plays for the NFL team:
The closest he has ever been to playing for the Miami Dolphins is participating in a regional combine in 2014. Did he actually participate in the combine? Yes. Did he make the team? No. But that one day at the combine morphed into a whole new life for Maserati Rick.
And the caption in the post below is a straight up lie:
Maserati Rick had everyone fooled. He was able to catfish his way into test driving luxury cars simply telling them he plays for the Dolphins and folks automatically believe him:
After getting blasted for his catfishing ways, Maserati Rick changed his social media handles, except one. Now he claims he is a Miami police officer:
Of course, there's no record of him being a police officer in Miami. So ladies, be careful! This guy appears to be a scam artist and that's dangerous. Makes you think twice about believing everything someone posts online.
Photos via BlackSportsOnline
Senator Cory Booker just totally decided to shoot his shot at actress Mindy Kaling...on Twitter. At least that's what it looks like to the rest of the world. The cute deets inside...
We kinda thought he was dating someone else previously, but now we kinda think he's trying to get at the upcoming Ocean's 8 star.
Looks like Mr. Booker was taking a little break from the healthcare drama last night and checking out "The Mindy Project" on Hulu. That is, until Mindy Kaling's character shaded Newark.
The U.S. Senator from New Jersey saw it as a chance to have a little fun and tweeted Mindy saying:
— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) March 23, 2017
Senator, if Mindy Lahiri shades it, it means we know it's cool. Thanks for the
. It's mutual! https://t.co/KW2ibviREc
— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) March 23, 2017
— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) March 23, 2017
@CoryBooker yes. Now let me get the PATH train schedule.
— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) March 23, 2017
Then, PATH train was all like:
— PATH Train (@PATHTrain) March 23, 2017
Then, Sen. Booker came through with the upgrade:
— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) March 23, 2017
Listen, if you don't live in the tri-state area, you might not understand how sending a car across a bridge or a tunnel is the equivalent of foreplay. Really good foreplay.
Don't mess this up guy.
Another day, another sexed up track to kick off your weekend right (if that's what you like). Get into Chris Brown's "Privacy" inside...
Trey Songz isn't the only one who can come with the effortlessly sexed up tracks that have you turning ish down in your earbuds in public. Breezy is back at it with his new song "Privacy." And anytime Chris is talking love and not war, we're here for it.
The cut is the latest single of his upcoming Heartbreak on a Full Moon album due out later this year, which has already seen "Grass Aint Greener" and "Party" drop from it.
Now, he's all about the bedroom behavior with lines like:
“Ain’t gotta pay for that pu**y, My d**k can change your life.”
Take a listen below:
BONUS: Chris, Big Sean and Jeremih also just filmed a new video for J's "I Think Of You":
Here's what happens when you tell Tiny Harris an Instagram vixen is all over her husband's IG....
Tiny Harris was busy promoting her daughter Zonnique's new music earlier that's climbing up the charts when a fan pointed out what's going on over on her estranged husband's IG.
Apparently IG vixen Bernice Burgos has been commenting all up on T.I.'s page and it has folks raising eyebrows.
Since T.I. & Tiny are allegedly headed to divorce, even though they don't seem to be in a hurry to make it final, Tiny let folks know her (shade-filled) thoughts on the matter.
Sheesh! But who exactly is the "passaround b*tch?" T.I. or Bernice? Chile....
We're keeping an eye on these three....
News broke today that John Legend was just robbed of $31K at the airport, but we've got the real story inside....
The NY Daily News claimed John Legend got jacked at JFK yesterday for his travel bag, and $31K worth of stuff was in it. From $500 sunglasses to Cartier jewelry. The site said:
Singer John Legend had his travel bag swiped by a livery cab driver at Kennedy Airport, law enforcement sources said Friday. Legend had touched down at the airport Thursday when a livery driver hustling for fares approached him, the sources said.
After talking with him for a few minutes, the crook swiped Legend’s bag and ran off with it.
But John is calling it all lies and fallacies! He says he was not robbed. His official Delta greeter simply left a bag accidentally on the cart and someone picked it up because it was left unattended:
This story is untrue. We use a trusted car service and they did not rob me. Our Delta greeter made a mistake and left a bag on the cart https://t.co/an9mKutBcj
— John Legend (@johnlegend) March 24, 2017
The bag was taken because it was left unattended. The airport police caught the person who took it (on video) and retrieved my bag.
— John Legend (@johnlegend) March 24, 2017
Thanks to the airport police/security. One could say it's been "handled". pic.twitter.com/V3k0kvwQkY
— John Legend (@johnlegend) March 24, 2017
TMZ edited that story quickly!
— John Legend (@johnlegend) March 24, 2017
John said nobody is robbing him today!
If you didn't like Migos' "Bad & Boujee" before, you'll love that ish now. Check out their hilarious office supplies version with The Roots...
Mariah performed "All I Want For Christmas" with The Roots and elementary school classroom toys, so it's only right Migos put on their office clothes and do the most.
The trio hilariously performed their hit "Bad & Boujee" with The Roots and Jimmy Fallon on last night's "Tonight Show". And it's giving us hood Office Space vibes. Loves it.