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It seems like Ms. Ashley Reid is singing a new tune after recklessly defending her mom, Pebbles Reid. As we found out last week, Ashley was upset about her mother’s portrayal in the VH1 biopic, CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story and took to her weekly radio talk show to air out her frustrations and also threaten TLC band member, Chilli. She recently released a statement apologizing (sort of) and explaining her brash reaction:
Being tactlessly defensive is a choice, and may not be the most effective. It was my choice. Violence is not what I represent. For those that know me, either personally, through my weekly radio talk show, or my art- they know that I am a passionate person with no filter, that what I said, was in anger. In anger, many things are said out of intense emotion. The same applies to a desperate attempt to threaten credibility, defame, and villainies someone’s character in order to generate publicity. That was TLC’s choice.
My voice is my own and is not reflective of my mother’s opinion. Despite the lies and slander depicted in the movie and over the past 20 years, my mother loves TLC and always has. Under no circumstances will I ever apologize for defending the people I love and what I know is right.
Rapper Wale recently announced that he would be contributing a donation to the Grambling State University football team while he performed at GSU’s homecoming on November 1st. After the football team went on strike due to the inferior facilities and equipment including worn-out benches surrounded by exposed outlets that were provided to them by the university to train, Wale, who attended Bowie State and Virginia State University stepped in, gifting the football team with new uniforms and equipment. Good for you, Wale!
In case any of you were wondering like I was as to why Real Housewives of Atlanta and singer-songwriter Kandi Burruss’ mother seems to despise her fiance, Todd Tucker so much, she has provided us with an explanation. On the show, Kandi’s mom, Mama Joyce constantly calls Todd an opportunist but never opens up about her reasoning for such accusations. Kandi recently talked to ABC News Radio Online about where her mom got the idea from and it seems that media personality, Wendy Williams is to blame! Check out some excerpts from her chat with ABC News Radio Online:
Why her mom thinks that Todd is an opportunist:
“I can tell you when it started. Last year when Wendy Williams was commenting on our show every week and she was like, ‘[Todd’s] an opportunist. I think he’s an opportunist.’ Next thing I know, my momma comes back and is like, ‘Wendy said that he was an opportunist.’”
Why she’s holding off on her wedding planning:
“I haven’t decided yet if I want something that’s small and just us or if we wanted to do something bigger and invite people. What was stopping me from even planning is the fact that my mom is not being supportive. It’s like, okay do I really want to have a wedding and my mom may not show up or if she does show up she’s going to be mean and negative? You know, you don’t want the bad energy either.”
Why Kandi loves Todd despite the family rift:
“I just love everything about him...He’s very smart. He’s very intelligent. He’s a leader. He’s not the type that’s going to try and tell me what to do, but he’s great at helping guide me in a way. And I think that I need a man that’s just as strong so he can deal with me because...I can be a little strong.”
Mama usually know best, but who knows?
Mama usually know best, but who knows? Todd just might be Mr. Right. I’ll be staying tuned into RHOA to see what happens.
Singer Ashanti has shown that she is a jack of all trades by recently landing a pair of acting gigs!
No stranger to the big screen, Ashanti will appear in LIFETIME’s holiday film “Christmas in the City” on December 7th at 8pm as a consultant named Teanna. She also guest starred on “Law & Order: SVU” last week where she played a celebrity judge. The busy entertainer is remaining focused on her musical career as well and will be releasing her album Braveheart this winter!
There is actually a petition circulating for Beyonce not to attend Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s wedding. The hilarious note is titled: “BEYONCE CANNOT ATTEND KIM KARDASHIAN’S WEDDING” and it reads:
As you all know by now, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have sadly been in the news for their ‘engagement.’ Kim Kardashian and her disgusting family are known for their rise to fame for doing absolutely nothing... Now we must do all in our power to stop Beyonce from attending that god forsaken [sic] wedding. Since her husband Jay Z is BFFs with Kanye, he probably wants both of them to go...
Beyonce do not go to that wedding. You dont [sic] have to do it to please that wh-re and her jackass fiance. Do us a favor Bey and rain check that train wreck [sic] of a wedding.
Extend The Mrs Carter Show World Tour for as long as possible - Be on tour for their wedding. Tell them your [sic] busy and business always comes first.
You have something better to do - Your [sic] Beyonce. You always have something better to do than to attend a Kim Kardashian wedding.
Simply say no - Tell the b-tch no. Simple as that.
Oh how I’d love to be a fly on the wall in the Carter household upon reading this petition...