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Major Side Eye. JAY-Z, Lady Gaga, Dave Chappelle, More Turned Down R. Kelly Documentary, Producer Says

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Yesterday it was reported, R. Kelly threatened to seek legal action against network if ‘Surviving R Kelly’ documentary airs. Click Here if you missed that.

Speaking with the Detroit Free Press, Dream Hampton revealed that Erykah BaduJAY-Z, Dave Chappelle, and Lady Gaga—all of whom have collaborated with R. Kelly—declined interviews. Questlove, Mary J. Blige, and Lil’ Kim also turned down the opportunity to speak, hampton said in an interview with Shadow and Act.

“I mean, most people just don’t want to touch it,” dream hampton said. “I remember [Questlove] was like, ‘I would do anything for you but I can’t do this.’ It’s not because they support him, it’s because it’s so messy and muddy. It’s that turning away that has allowed this to go on.”

Questlove later responded to the news in a since-deleted tweet. “I always thought Kels was trash,” he wrote. “My reason for declining the RKelly docu that I support 10000000 percent is I didn’t wanna be in the ‘good times’ portion of the doc, like stanning for his ‘genius.’ I was asked to talk about his genius. I do not nor have I EVER stanned for him.”

The only musicians who participated in “Surviving R. Kelly” were John Legend and R&B singer Stephanie “Sparkle” Edwards, who testified against Kelly at his 2008 trial. Dream Hampton said of John Legend’s participation, “That makes John Legend even more of a hero for me.”

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LeBron James Calls Out ‘Slave Mentality’ of ‘Old, White Men’ NFL Owners

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LeBron James thinks that NFL owners need to drop what he called their “slave mentality” regarding athletes on their teams and how they express themselves politically, on or off the field.

“In the NFL they got a bunch of old white men on teams, and they’ve got that slave mentality,” James said on the latest episode of his HBO show “The Shop,” which aired Friday. “This is my team, and you do what the f— I tell you all to do, or we get rid of y’all.”

James then contrasted that stance with the NBA, applauding commissioner Adam Silver for giving athletes more autonomy and feels the NFL should do the same in regards to the debate over kneeling players during the national anthem.

“Every Sunday, without Todd Gurley, without Odell Beckham Jr., and without those players, there’s no football,” James said. “You’re not disrespecting the Rams or the Lakers or whatever the case may be. I’m very educated in what I believe in, and I’m not doing it in a violent way. I’m not knocking on your door saying, listen, I’m kneeling today, and if you don’t kneel with me I’m knocking you the f— out, but you know people go crazy when things are done outside the box.

Watch the full episode here.

Toni Braxton’s Ex-Husband Keri Lewis Reportedly Responds To Toni’s Comment: “Men Are The New B*tches”

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Last week, On “Red Table Talk” the singer joined Jada Pinkett Smith and mom Adrienne Banfield-Jones .

Toni Braxton talked about when she had to pay her ex-husband Keri Lewis.

“I was one of those girls,” she joked, “It’s me, it’s Britney [Spears], it’s Halle [Berry], Mary [J. Blige] is allegedly.”

“I was very very angry about that, but it was because we had an existing prenup and post-nup,” she explained. “I wanted to reneg. I’m gonna be honest. I thought he should say no.[But] if it were reversed and a guy had more, we would expect him to make sure the lady’s okay, we would expect that. So I can’t really bitch about it too much, however, semi-colon, that’s a tough pill.”

 

I went through this phase of, ‘oooh, men are the new b*tches!’ That’s how I felt. That’s what I was so angry about. 

Fast Forward…

This week, Keri Lewis addresses his ex. Toni’s comment via social media.

In light of my ex-wife’s @ToniBraxton comments on @RedTableTalk regarding our ‘divorce; men receiving alimony from women’… I feel the need to address and shed light on the matter, as the impression is being made that I came for her finances and/or wasn’t there for Toni. Let me start by saying that I really loved Toni!… Anyone who was around during the time of our marriage would attest to that. In addition, when she became ill, I did everything I could to take care of her, and we tried for a long time to put things back together, but in the end, we could not. To give insight on the alimony payments, Toni’s attorneys suggested she have a prenuptial agreement put in place prior to our wedding, and they drafted one as they saw fit. Because of my love for her and being optimistic of marriage lasting forever, I didn’t feel the need to have an attorney, as I wasn’t going to contest anything in the prenup. Fast-forward to 2012 after separating, I moved out and at some point later, Toni mentioned to me that the payments set in the prenup would start being deposited into my account. I received alimony for around 3 years between 2012 and 2014. Now, intentionally or not, Toni’s comments have left people with the feeling that we had some sort of legal battle that resulted in her having to pay alimony, and therefore share the likes of @halleberry, @therealmaryjblige, and @britneyspears. With all due respect, I don’t see our situation in the same light. I didn’t even use an attorney in our divorce (I also don’t recommend that to anyone). In addition, while I often did not agree with the creative liberties that were taken in representing our relationship (Toni’s Book, Lifetime movie, Braxton Family Values, RedTableTalk), we are raising two sons and it can NEVER be to the degree of her referencing ME as a bitch.. that’s a problem!. I’m definitely open for the discussion on women paying alimony to men, and vice versa, as I do have mixed feelings about it, and at the end of the day, every situation is different. As for @RedTableTalk, Congratulations @JadaPinkettSmith. The show is INCREDIBLE, and the conversations are needed!!

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
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In light of my ex-wife’s @ToniBraxton comments on @RedTableTalk regarding our ‘divorce; men receiving alimony from women’… I feel the need to address and shed light on the matter, as the impression is being made that I came for her finances and/or wasn’t there for Toni. Let me start by saying that I really loved Toni!… Anyone who was around during the time of our marriage would attest to that. In addition, when she became ill, I did everything I could to take care of her, and we tried for a long time to put things back together, but in the end, we could not. To give insight on the alimony payments, Toni’s attorneys suggested she have a prenuptial agreement put in place prior to our wedding, and they drafted one as they saw fit. Because of my love for her and being optimistic of marriage lasting forever, I didn’t feel the need to have an attorney, as I wasn’t going to contest anything in the prenup. Fast-forward to 2012 after separating, I moved out and at some point later, Toni mentioned to me that the payments set in the prenup would start being deposited into my account. I received alimony for around 3 years between 2012 and 2014. Now, intentionally or not, Toni’s comments have left people with the feeling that we had some sort of legal battle that resulted in her having to pay alimony, and therefore share the likes of @halleberry, @therealmaryjblige, and @britneyspears. With all due respect, I don’t see our situation in the same light. I didn’t even use an attorney in our divorce (I also don’t recommend that to anyone). In addition, while I often did not agree with the creative liberties that were taken in representing our relationship (Toni’s Book, Lifetime movie, Braxton Family Values, RedTableTalk), we are raising two sons and it can NEVER be to the degree of her referencing ME as a bitch.. that’s a problem!. I’m definitely open for the discussion on women paying alimony to men, and vice versa, as I do have mixed feelings about it, and at the end of the day, every situation is different. As for @RedTableTalk, Congratulations @JadaPinkettSmith. The show is INCREDIBLE, and the conversations are needed!!

 

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Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs Lays Ex-Girlfriend Kim Porter to Rest in Her Georgia Hometown

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Kim Porter’s family and friends, including ex-boyfriend and father of her children Sean “Diddy” Combs, bid farewell to her in an elaborate funeral held in her Georgia hometown on Saturday, just a little more than a week after her death.

Combs, 49, was spotted arriving at the funeral, as were guests Kimora Lee Simmons and actress Tichina Arnold.

Combs arranged for Porter’s casket to travel in a carriage pulled by horses during the public funeral, which was held at Columbus’ Cascade Hills Church. Acclaimed pastor T.D. Jakes officiated the service.

The music mogul spoke during the service, as did Mary J. Blige and Porter’s son from a previous relationship with Al B. Sure!, Quincy Brown, TMZ reported, adding that after Brown began to cry during his remarks, Sure joined both him and Diddy onstage.

Yolanda Adams and Faith Evans reportedly also performed musical tributes.

Following the service, Porter will be buried next to her mother in Evergreen Memorial Park, according to TMZ.  

There was a public viewing held at the Charles E. Huff International Funeral Home before the funeral commenced on Saturday, as well as a viewing on Friday.

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Mary J. Blige Sued for Allegedly Bailing on and Trashing L.A. Rental Mansion

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The singer  is being sued for allegedly bailing and trashing her L.A. rental mansion.

According to reports, Golden Venus LLC. claims Blige and her ex-husband, Martin Isaacs, rented a Beverly Hills home beginning on May 1, 2015.

Golden Venus claims the lease called for the couple to pay $25,500 per month in rent and put down a $51,000 security deposit.

In April of 2016, Golden Venus says they agreed to a lease extension with the couple with the rent increasing to $27,000 per month. But on August 5, 2016, they claim Blige and Isaacs failed to pay their rent for August through November, so they served them with notice to pay up the $85,050 they owed or vacate in three days.

Eventually, the two sides came to a deal — Blige and Isaacs would pay Golden Venus $27,000 and allow them to keep the security deposit and they would call it even.

But Golden Venus claims they never got the $27,000. Furthermore, they claim discovered $16,058.78 in damages to the home — including holes in the wall and repairs to the water heater, freezer, air conditioning unit and garage door. They also claim they realized $31,052.52 in audio/visual equipment had been “removed” from the home

What’s The 411? Mary J. Blige DENIES Fighting Faith Evans At Diddy’s Party

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No more drama….

A blogger admitted making up the Mary. J. Blige and Faith Evans  . The Queen of Hip Hop and R&B fought with Faith Evans at a Diddy party in the Hamptons the night of the Cardi B-Nicki Minaj melee.

Fast Forward…

Mary J. Blige walked in a Dennis Basso show on Monday — and addressed a wild rumor.

“Of course that was made up. I was shooting a movie in Louisiana . . . I just got here today,” a glamorous Blige told Page six.

Blige said she had never dreamed of walking in a fashion show.

“I was a tomboy who thought about running in the streets or hopping a fence, playing basketball. I’m not gonna sit here and lie just because we at a fashion show. I just did not think about it, because I was not that girl.”

As for her catwalking technique?

“I don’t need the runway to walk with a f–k-you mentality. I walk down the street with a f–k-you attitude . . . It’s not ‘F –k the world,’ but ‘This is me, and you can’t stop me from being me.’ ”

“I have no idea how this rumor started. Puffy didn’t even have a party,” Faith’s rep told Hollywood Life.