Oh Twitter. Such a gift and a curse. When used properly, it can bring people together and open up your world to new knowledge and possibilities. When used for evil…well…let’s just say it can make you want to shoot your computer. While on the Katie Couric show, rapper Eve discussed the hateful tweets she received when she first started dating her boyfriend, race car driver and fashion designer Maximillion Cooper. Who so happens to be white.
It was shocking. I’m dating a white man and… he’s cute. I got heat because I’m this black girl who comes from hip-hop and I’m dating a white man, and honestly… I’ve always just been a people person… and it just so happened to happen. I got so many hateful tweets from people, and I don’t understand hate.
Yo man. You gotta really focus on people being happy and less on the outside appearance. It’s so unfortunate racism is even an issue in 2013. But Eve and Maximillion have been together for 3 years now so clearly they just shook the haters off! Check out the whole clip, when you continue…
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TheYBF.com was live on the 2013 VMAs red carpet where we got the latest dish about the new projects from TLC, Busta Rhymes and Ashanti. Watch our exclusive video inside....
This year's 2013 VMA's took place at Brooklyn's own Barclay's Center with stars such as Wiz Khalifa, Busta Rhymes, Foxy Brown, Ashanti, Kendrick Lamar, Paula Patton and others filling the red carpet with beauty and blitz. We watched Ciara and Future hit the carpet arm and arm and TLC's Chilli discussed the debut of their biopic film "CrazySexyCool" and new album all set to release this October. But with all the great things coming into play, it seems there may be a little tension between her and T-Boz. We noticed they didn't interact much on the carpet while promoting their upcoming projects.
Meanwhile, Wiz Khalifa told us that his wife Amber could not attend the show due to a family emergency.
Ashanti (who looked amazing in a seafoam green Michael Costello gown and Lorraine Schwartz jewels told us that her Braveheart disc will drop at the end of the year. Also, she gave us aome info about what it was like working with First Lady Michelle Obama on a "Hip Hop for Health" cd. She told us "Its a hip hop cd for kids to work out and get active and fight childhood obesity. She's also wrapped up a movie that will be in theaters in December 2014. SIDEBAR: Ashanti revealed that she was wearing a mixture of her own fragrance "Precious Jewel" with J'Adore.
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Eminem is back with his 8th studio album and a brand new single. But does anybody care? Check out his brand new "Bezerk" track, plus get another sneak peek at "The TLC Story" tv movie biopic...
During the VMAs broadcast last night, the new BEATS commercial was shown and it told the name and date of Marshall Mathers' comeback. Marshall Mathers LP 2 is on the way, 13 years after the first Marshall Mathers LP. And it drops November 5th.
And Em's newest track (he released one days ago called "Survival" after premiering his new Instgaram account & website) is all about rock meets rap. It's indeed a Beastie Boys feel. Former Aftermath artist Status Quo explained "Bezerk" saying:
“...They basically went towards the whole Beastie Boys feel with the beat. A lot of the rap right now is not in direction, where it’s very hard and shit with guitars. I think Em probably went that way because his typical style is that if everybody’s going right, he’s gonna go left. I definitely feel like it’s going to follow that Beastie Boys motif. I think it’s going to feel like a Beastie Boys record.”
We wonder if Em's daughter Hailey is giving him any IG pointers as she's become pretty popular with her all-positive and cheerful account.
In other news, VH1's "TLC Movie" just got a new trailer. Ad now we see how Lil Mama, KeKe Palmer and Drew Sidora re-enact some of TLC's most iconic moments, and at least they've got T-Boz's, Chilli's and Left Eye's looks down to a tee.
In this latest trailer, wee see the "Creep" video, the group hearing their song for the first time on radio, Pebbles (played by Rochelle Aytes) telling them they will be the biggest stars in the world, and Lil Mama/Left Eye saying how they're the biggest girl group in the world and broke at the same time.
Looks like VH1 just may have done well with this one. "The TLC Movie" premieres October 21st at 9p.
TLC’s Chilli held her second annual Chilli’s Crew summer camp for girls over the weekend in Atlanta. The four-day, three-night camp was packed with mentoring sessions and activities geared toward building the campers’ self-esteem and teaching them to focus on inner beauty, health and setting goals for their future. In addition to the female mentors hand-selected to speak to the girls, Chilli asked one of her longtime industry friends, Big Tigger, to mentor her girls in a session called “Ask a Guy with Big Tigger.”
“We tell the girls that they are beautiful and deserve to be in healthy relationships with friends and with boys too, but there is something about a man that young girls look up to and respect co-signing our message that I think the girls really need to hear,” Chilli explained. “Tigger is a great example of someone that young girls can relate to of course because of his celebrity, but I also knew he would be able to give them some really honest but positive advice when it came to their relationships with boys.”
Twenty girls between the ages of 13-17, sat on couches and lounge chairs for an intimate after dinner conversation with V-103’s Big Tigger and Chilli. Tigger began the discussion by encouraging the girls to be mindful of the reputation they are building for themselves via social media.
“Today, what you put on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram are the biggest representations of who you are. If something were to happen to you, people would immediately go to your Twitterfeed, you have to think is that really the picture of you that you want people to get?” he said.
Tigger referenced Trayvon Martin and a few other cases where young people were judged via the images they uploaded to social media.
Under Chilli’s encouragement the girls opened up and began asking questions ranging from, “Have you met Justin Bieber” to “How do I know if a guy likes me?” to “Why do guys want to have sex with girls and then deny the girl if she gets pregnant?” The discussion was frank and candid, and Tigger delivered straight answers, concluding the discussion with several pieces of advice. “You only get one body, so you should do everything you can to take care of it. The last thing I want to tell you all is to just make them wait … you’re worth it and you have to know that,” he said.
Chilli’s Crew is a nonprofit camp for girls between the ages of 13-17 that focuses on building a healthy self-esteem in young women starting from the inside out.
“This year was even bigger than last year as we had great sponsors, and were able to do more impactful workshops. We plan to keep the numbers intimate because we want the girls to really walk away feeling as though they had a one on one experience,” explains executive director, Christal Jordan. “Chilli’s Crew allows us four days and three nights to be the biggest voice in these girl’s lives. We do workout sessions for physical health, goal setting and mentoring sessions, we bring in an OB-GYN to discuss sexual health, and then mini makeovers for their external beauty. I love the fact that Chilli uses her celebrity to really nurture these young women and plant seeds in them that we look forward to seeing blossom in their future.”
This is such a sad story, especially since Usher and ex-wife Tameka Raymond already suffered a loss in the family from a water related incident. TMZ is reporting that Usher‘s 5 year old son, Usher Raymond V, had to be rushed to the hospital after an accident in the pool.
Here’s what we know. The child was playing in the pool with his aunt and saw a toy in the drain. He dove down to get the toy and his arm got stuck in the drain. The aunt immediately dove in to rescue him but couldn’t get his hand out. The maid then dove in and tried but was also unsuccessful.The maid screamed for help. Two men working in the house came out, dove in and freed the boy. He was given CPR immediately and rushed to the hospital. Usher arrived and drove in the ambulance with his son.
The doctors are running tests but it appears that little Usher will be OK. Prayers go out to Usher, Tameka and the entire family!Similar Posts:
Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, Rozanda "Chilli" Thomas and Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes made history as TLC, the best-selling female R&B group of all time, and this fall, their story will be told in the VH1 biopic "CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story," which will be accompanied by a compilation album featuring old hits and new music written by Lady Gaga. Read the full story at MTV News.
TLC‘s surviving members Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas announced yesterday morning (July 25th) that they are planning to release a new compilation this fall. With fans treated to the first official trailer for the TLC biopic this week, the group will also be taking the stage for several live performances–with rapper Lil Mama filling in for the late Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes.
TLC has resigned with mentor L.A. Reid and Epic Records/LaFace, and two new tracks are already waiting in the wings: the Ne-Yo-penned “Meant To Be,” and “Posh Life,” a collaboration between Lady Gaga and longtime TLC producer Dallas Austin. T-Boz talked about the enthusiastic response the reunion has gotten from other stars and collaborators. “Not one artist has said no, and that’s amazing and a blessing,” she said. “You know, we’ve been gone for a minute. But to see everyone coming to us like, ‘Yo! We heard y’all working, I gotta be down!’ That’s amazing.”
VH1′s biopic of the group, called “CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story” will air on October 21st, and fan reaction to the first trailer has been overwhelmingly positive. The movie stars Keke Palmer, Drew Sidora and Lil Mama as Chilli, T-Boz and Left Eye, respectively. T-Boz and Chilli are adamant that there will never be another member of TLC, but they were impressed enough with Lil Mama’s performance to invite her to share the stage with them for some upcoming shows.
“We love that she still has her own thing. It’s still kind of of out there, but I love it,” said Chilli. “We love it. I love her personality. She’s just so creative and sweet.”
“Every time I think of Lisa, I think of an old woman, a grandmother who passes on and leaves a jewelry box of things she collected. The family probably fights about it, probably says don’t touch it,” Lil Mama said. “I feel like that with Lisa’s career. She left behind a legacy in her music and her style that people feel like, ‘don’t touch that.’ And it’s an honor to be chosen by her sisters, to say ‘Hey you got it, don’t worry about what nobody else says. Make us proud.’”
After much buzz, VH1 released the teaser for their TLC biopic,”CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story.” Please watch and share your thoughts below. Mark your calendars, for the full movie starring Drew Sidora (as T-Boz), Keke Palmer (as Chilli), and Lil Mama (as Left-Eye), is set to hit the cable network in October 2013.