Last year R&B singer Toni Braxton revealed her diamond engagement ring had been stolen from her travel bag after she left it behind on a Delta flight. Click Here if you missed that.
This week Toni was in court testifying against a Delta worker accused of stealing her jewels…
According to TMZ reports, A guy who works for an airplane cleaning service is on trial for allegedly rifling through a piece of carry-on luggage she forgot after landing in L.A. We’re told three other employees from the cleaning service say they were on the Delta jet and saw the defendant pilfer Toni’s $1 million engagement ring, 4 super expensive watches — including 2 Rolex’s and a Cartier — and 2 pairs of vintage earrings. The grand total of the theft — $2.5 MILLION.
On Thursday’s episode of #EverydayStruggle, Nadeska, Wayno and DJ Akademiks are joined by Louisiana rapper Kevin Gates. During the episode, Gates discusses his upcoming album ‘I’m Him’ and the pressures he’s dealt with trying to create this forthcoming project. Gates opens up about a particular song on the album that speaks on fatherhood and his relationship with his daughter. Later in the show, Gates reveals why didn’t sign to the Cash Money Records back in the days, and says he learned a lot from Birdman’s savvy business ways during his time with the music mogul. Gates also opens up about his past issues and speaks on the growth he’s had since the start of his career. To close out the show, Gates speaks on his new lifestyle regimen which includes eating healthy and hitting the gym.
It was previously reported, Birdman made an appearance on Power 106 for a new interview Nick Cannon and addresses how to handle disrespectful interview.
Charlamagne reacts to the interview on The Breakfast Club:
“We’ve never had a messy interview with Birdman because we never had a Birdman interview. We had a Birdman moment…”
Then Charlamagne drags Nick Cannon.
“Nick Cannon always be putting his damn foot in his mouth. Nick Cannon you’re on that radio every morning. Okay for the next however long you choose to do it. You’re going to be messy too. Remember when he hosted the Wendy Williams show for that week. He was on there being a little messy ass hoe…..”
Birdman pulled on Power 106 for a new interview Nick Cannon and addresses how to handle disrespectful interviews and changing the culture of respect in hip-hop, talks being the original “Baby” in rap, and talks Cash Money Records impact in music and new ventures into film.
At the 2:05 mark, Birdman talks about the being original “baby” in rap music before today rappers like DaBaby and Lil Baby came into the rap game.
” I just think that probably something they grew up with just that name. In my case, I was born without a name. So, my momma name me “baby” as a kid. I thought was my real name. So, to watch these young kids do their thing man. That’s what’s up!”
At the 4:09 mark, Nick Cannon and Birdman talk about the movie “She Ball” featuring Chris Brown, Jacquees, DC Young Fly, and Cedric The Entertainer.
At the 7:14 mark, Birdman discusses what can expect from Cash Money West and breaks down his other labels (Rich Gang, Cash Money West, Cash Money Records, and Young Money Records.)
Birdman says, “Cash Money is the home and all we really have is Wayne, Drake, Nicki Minaj and Jacquees. Jacquees is only other artist on Cash Money.”
At the 14:01 mark, “I think radio is a hell of a job,” Birdman said while laughing when the subject of “messy” interviews came up. “Some people take it completely out of context. They be very disrespectful and downplay the artist. I think as an artist and as a man, first we men and we humans first. So when the disrespect come, it still a line. I think a lot of them crosses that line. I think as a man and as a person, sometimes you gotta step up and check that shit,” he said, adding later, “I’m cool till’ you fuck with me.”
Last night on the show Birdman and Traci go head to head over his “gangster” persona.
“Of course [we’re getting married],” Birdman tells Towanda during a family dinner, moments after blaming Toni for their breakup rumors (she says it wasn’t her). “I’ve been in love with her for 20 years.”
“He never told me,” Toni says as Birdman insists he was just trying to be respectful.
Towanda appears happy with Toni and Birdman’s reunion — but when Traci tries to compliment the couple for being “cute,” things take a turn.
“I’m still a gangster… Why would I have to be soft?” he pointedly asks, lowering his sunglasses to let Traci know it’s not a playful conversation anymore. “So, to be with the woman I love, I have to put my guard down? No.”
“B’s always been aloof. He doesn’t like people knowing about him. And I always tell him, ‘Babe, you need to change the narrative, because people don’t know the gentle side,'” Toni explains to the camera. “He’s really a gentle giant, and I don’t think people know that about him. He’s very sincere and heartwarming. He’s a really great guy.”
Back at the table, things continue to heat up. “Does she complain? She complain on the low?” he asks. “You’re overspeaking, so you must know something.”
“I can always overspeak because that’s what I’m going to do!” Traci fires back.
“She happy. And got money, ’cause I’m gonna make sure of that,” Birdman declares, raising his voice a little. “So, what’s the problem with you and me?”