The Wives are back. On February 9, VH1’s popular reality show, Basketball Wives is returning with their 9th Season. The show welcomes back veteran cast members including: Shaunie O’Neal, Malaysia Pargo, Evelyn Lozada, Jackie Christie, Jennifer Williams, Kristen Scott, OG and Feby Torres. Don’t worry , there will be some fresh face joining including, Liza Morales and Nia and Noria Dorsey.
Let’s see what juicy things go down this season. Stay tuned.
Only hours before the highly anticipated Verzuz battle between R&B singers Ashanti and Keyshia Cole, Ashanti has tested positive for COVID-19.
The songstress took to her Instagram and announced she has tested positive for the virus. Seen above she says she feels well enough to commence with the battle but from home. Verzuz has officially announced the postponement Of the event for the safety for all. The new date is January 9,2021They send their apologies. We hope Ashanti has a speedy recovery.
Yesterday in court, Mr. Dwayne Carter, famously known as rapper, Lil Wayne has plead guilty to federal gun charges from an incident back in December 2019. If you recall, the superstar’s jet was searched by federal agents in Miami after receiving an anonymous tip. Agents discovered a gold plated .45 caliber Glock handgun on board in a duffle bag. The rapper was charged with a count of possession of a firearm and ammunition as a felon. By law convicted felons are not permitted to carry a firearm. Lil Wayne faces up to 10 years, as he has a prior felony conviction back in 2007 for gun charges as well. Carter only served 8-months before his release. He is scheduled to be sentenced on January 28,2021.
The Honorable David Dinkins, the first and only African American mayor to serve in New York City has died at the age of 93. Dinkins passed away at his Manhattan home on Monday evening. According to the New York Police Department, an EMT call was made from the residence reporting an unconscious male with breathing complications. The New Jersey Native, served as the mayor from 1990 to 1993. He attended Howard University where he met his late wife Joyce, who passed away back in October.
During his time in public office the former mayor’ fought largely for the improvement with race relations in the city. Dinkins was a leader for the African American community in New York. He fought alongside other civil rights leaders in the New York political circuit. Dinkins made impacts on issues like affordable housing, healthcare directly affecting HIV/AIDS services, due to the crisis at that time, as well as crime rates in the city.
Following his role as mayor, he began teaching at Columbia University in 1994. In later years, you could even find the late mayor walking around the streets of Harlem. Dinkins leaves behind two children and two grandchildren. A true pioneer, David Dinkins will be missed by many.
Alex Trebek has passed away at the age of 80, from a long battle against stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Many of you may be familiar with the legendary television host from the popular prime time game show Jeopardy. Trebek became the host of the show in 1984 and he has been in American households ever since.
Trebek hosted over 8,000 episodes of the popular quiz show. In an interview a couple of years ago, Alex suggested two potential replacements for him when the. time came, NBA announcer, Alex Faust and CNN legal analyst, Laura Coates. Jeopardy will never be the same without his witty jokes and comments.
Earlier today R & B Singer/Songwriter, Summer Walker took to her Instagram and shared a picture with the legend herself, Erykah Badu with a heartfelt caption. A collaboration between these two would be amazing. But fans seem to think that the artist was not there on business but for a personal matter.
Ms. Badu was not the only one home when Summer came over. Erykah’s daughter Puma was there and she is a huge Summer Walker fan. The young star in the making posted a video montage about Walker being in her house. Super excited, Puma may have just revealed a baby bump. Followers were speculating that Summer was there to discuss Erykah being her midwife.
Previously fans made the same speculations when Walker explained that she wasn’t and showed fans in a video. We are not one for rumors so we will be keeping a close eye on what’s the real. Only time will tell.
Last night on BET, Hip-Hop royalty came out for the annual award show. Master P was the honoree recipient of the I Am Hip Hop Award, Megan Thee Stallion was the big winner of the night nabbing 3 awards and the late rapper, Pop Smoke won Best New Hip Hop Artist. See the full list of nominees below:
Hip Hop Artist of the Year : Megan Thee Stallion
Best Hip Hop Video: Future f/ Drake, “Life Is Good”
Song of the Year“: “The Box” (Roddy Ricch) Produced by 30 Roc & DatBoiSqueeze
Hip Hop Album of the Year : Roddy Ricch, Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial
Best Collaboration : Megan Thee Stallion f/ Beyoncé, “Savage” (Remix)
Best Duo/Group : Chris Brown and Young Thug
Best New Hip Hop Artist : Pop Smoke
Best Live Performer : Travis Scott
Lyricist of the Year: Rapsody
Video Director of the Year: Teyana “Spike Tee” Taylor
DJ of the Year: D-Nice
Producer of the Year: Hit-Boy
Hustler of the Year: Megan Thee Stallion
Best Hip Hop Platform. : The Joe Budden Podcast
Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse : Beyoncé, “Savage” (Remix) (Megan Thee Stallion f/ Beyoncé)
Impact Track: Lil Baby, “The Bigger Picture”
Best International Flow : Stormzy (U.K.)
Congratulations to all the nominees and winners. Not only were there some big wins last night but there were some pretty spicy performances.
Some of the performances were made by, City Girls, Big Sean and Jhene Aiko and Quavo performed a special tribute for Pop Smoke. A special appearance from Senator Kamala Harris was made to stress the importance of HBCUS ( Historically Black Colleges and Universities) . If you missed it tune in and understand why we must continue to attend these prestigious places of higher education. Last but not least we can’t forget to mention the infamous award show cyphers. Some of the cyphers included:
The Ladies First Cypher featuring: H.E.R, Teyana Taylor, Brandy and Erykah Badu.
Straight from the Islands came the Reggae Cypher featuring: Beenie Man, Bounty Killer, Skip Marley and Shenseea.
The Political Cypher featured: Polo G, Chicka, Jack Harlow, Flawless Real Talk and Rapsody.
The Hot New Crew Cypher included: Adé, Buddy, Flo Milli & Deante Hitchcock.
The 2020 Bar Cyphers featured international artist: P-Kuttah (South Africa), Suspect 95 ( Ivory Coast), Rosa Ree (Tanzania), Elisabeth Ventura (Angola) and Kwesi Arthur (Ghana).
Shoutout to Hip-Hop and it’s creator DJ Kool Herc.
Congratulations are in order. Harlem Rapper, Dave East shared personal photos on social media of his baby shower with his girlfriend, Millie, family and friends. East is welcoming his second child. This is the couples second child. Millie, is also mother to the rappers daughter Kairi Chanel.
Miss Kai’s Juice wishes Mom and Dad a safe and happy delivery. God bless.
Beyhive get ready. Queen Bey announced the second Ivy Park line collaboration with ADIDAS. If you recall the first collection was released back in 2016 and created a fashion frenzy. Celebrity friends of Beyonce and trendsetters like, Zendaya and Megan Thee Stallion, received a crate featuring the Superstars collection and fans went to extremes to get a piece from the trendy styles.
This week Beyonce released visuals announcing the new line, DRIP 2. The line will be dropped on October 30, 2020. Beyonce also revealed that she is now the sole owner of Ivy Park.