Rapper Lil Kim has taken a dislike to Actress Naturi Naughton, because apparently she didn’t like the portrayal of her character in the movie “Notorious.”
And she’s been shading her all over town.
Recently Lil Kim went on Hollywood Unlocked with Jason Lee and had this to say;
“I’m going to touch on this briefly ’cause I think everybody already knows my answer to this, but I hated everything about that movie. I hated it. Wasn’t involved in it. I actually had to get my lawyers involved in which I ended up getting a check from it — that was the only reason why, whatever. But it was greenlit and shot without my permission. Everybody knows this already. We talked about it.
“How do you even pick somebody [Naughton] — because I’m sorry. That wasn’t … I was not OK with that … I would have never picked her. Never, ever, ever. She has nothing in common with me. Nothing. We have nothing in common. No, seriously … And I don’t like the way she’s been disrespectful about it because I wasn’t even basically blaming her. But she did a whole documentary coming at me. I’m like, ‘What the heck is this?’”
Kim continued, “I’m like, ‘OK boo. You don’t want this smoke.’ Cause at the end of the day, I really could really go there. But I been letting her … Because her thing is, she just wanted me to be OK with it, but if I’m not OK with you playing me in the role, either you’re going to do it — ’cause I can’t tell you not to take a role and get your money, right? — but don’t say ‘Oh, I love her’ this, that and the third when you were like, ‘I don’t care what she think. I’m going to still do this movie.’
“So basically, you’re doing it without my stamp of approval. So you’re doing it for a check or you’re doing it to come up. That’s fine. But don’t make it seem like I’m hating on you because I don’t want you to do it … All of that talk she did on the documentary, I felt it was very disrespectful.”
Ok, how many years ago was that movie made?? I’m just saying.
But, the skeletons have been let out of the Kim’s closet. Or should I say, her current beau’s closet.
A YouTube Blogger who goes by “Nique at Night” has researched and verified some steaming hot tea. It seems Kim’s CEO boyfriend who goes by “The Great,” isn’t so great and has a criminal record that’s not too nice.
His government name is Cassius Simon and apparently he was arrested for an alleged rape.
Don’t take it from me, take a look at the evidence from Nique at Night.
Sooooooo….the moral to this story is “check you own closet, before you go trying to clean up someone else’s. You never know what dust balls someone might find.”
Relationships can be wonderful and fulfilling, right? But what happens when you find out your partner has cheated on you?
No matter how strong you think you are, no marital problem is worse than infidelity. Infidelity can unravel the very foundation of a relationship and cause it to crumble right before your eyes.
What constitutes “cheating?”
Cheating is defined as, “being emotionally and/or sexually unfaithful to your partner. So yes, even if it’s just texting and not an actual encounter. It is still cheating. In my opinion, emotional cheating is far more devastating because you have open up your heart to the other person. You can easily stop being intimate with someone, but it’s harder to let go of them if you let them into your heart. That’s why most men know that if a woman cheats, she has let them not only into her body, but her heart.
What are some of the possible signs of cheating?
Their telephone goes with them “everywhere.” Or it rings at odd hours, has blocked numbers.
Your partner is reluctant to you answering their phone. Yes, you are allowed to have “privacy,” but there should be no reason that if their phone rings and they are not in the vicinity to answer it, that you can not answer it.
Their call log is always blank. They clear it everyday.
They’re constantly texting.
They forget to mention an event or a night out.
They change their wardrobe. They may even change the style of their undergarments and cologne/perfume.
They may start to become more concerned about their appearance. They may start hitting the gym more often.
Taking days off from work for no reason, but they’re not home.
Money that’s not accounted for that they have no explanation.
Start arguments so that they can have a reason to leave the house.
You may notice some of these or all of these. And I’m not saying that these items are a definite that your partner is cheating, but if you can identify with more than one of these, start paying attention.
Women tend to have more of an intuition that something is amiss. We have that “gut feeling.” Where I think men tend to not pay women as much attention. Most men don’t suspect their partner is cheating until it’s too late. Once a woman has stopped caring about what their partner is doing, it’s already too late. Her heart is out the door.
But, can you comeback from such devastation?
There are important steps you have to commit to in order to save and rebuild the relationship.
1. First, there has to be genuine remorse.
2. You have to be honest with each other about why it happened.
3. Don’t blame your partner for why the affair happened.
4. You have to forgive 101 percent. You can’t throw the affair into your partner’s face every time you have a disagreement.
5. Your partner should distance themselves from the temptation. Most affairs start at the office or a place the partner frequents often.
6. You have to decide if you really want to continue the relationship.
7. Be honest, stop lying and keep promises.
8. If you can’t work it out amongst yourselves, seek guidance from a license therapist.
If both partners are willing to do the work, and are committed to authentically healing, your relationship/marriage can survive.
But make no mistake, once that person has committed to forgiving, they have have not forgotten! You will not get a second chance. Especially, where a woman is concerned.
And for “GP” (General Purpose), I would definitely request that my partner get tested for venereal diseases, including HIV. You have the right to request this and protect your health.
Remember, “what’s done in the dark, will ALWAYS come to light.”
A good and healthy relationship is one that uplifts you, not tears you down.
What would you do if you had someone terrorizing you, but you couldn’t see them?
That’s what Cecilia Kass has to deal with in the remake of the 1933 classic.
A woman trapped in a violent, controlling relationship with a brilliant, wealthy scientist, escapes in the middle of the night with the help of her sister, her childhood friend and his daughter and goes into hiding. But when she receives the news that her abusive ex-lover committed suicide and left a generous portion of his fortune to her, she suspects it’s a hoax.
As series of eerie events begin to turn lethal and threaten her sanity. She must try to unravel the mystery and convince everyone that she’s being hunted by someone that nobody can see.
Terrifying. It’s bad enough when an abusive Ex can been seen.
This horrifying classic stars Elisabeth Moss, Oliver JaCkson-Cohen, Aldis Hodge, Storm Reid and Harriet Dyer.
Look for “The Invisible to hit a theater near you on February 28, 2020. Check your local listings for theaters and showtimes.
Just when you think your alone, you may not be…(in my Vincent Price voice).
Daily news reports deliver the horrifying news of abused, missing, suicides or murdered children in the United States.
But, how many of those story capture incidents in the black community in a daily basis?
Usually, we don’t hear about these stories involving brown children unless it’s a police involved arrest or shooting. Why are theses stories not as prevalent as their counterparts?
Does race affect how much media coverage is distributed?
Personally, I absolutely believe the intensity of media coverage and the public’s interest is affected by race. Public interest in cases involving children provoke immediate emotional responses if they are portrayed as “innocent and pure.”
But it appears as though cases involving children from socially economically disadvantaged areas are unequally covered. Maybe the lack of coverage is due to the limited resources that may be available to them.
For example, take the recent case of missing teen Isabel Hicks, 14, who was found with her mother’s 33 year old boyfriend. Hicks was found in a matter of days due to the constant media attention and police effort.
However, Alexis Murphy, a 17 year old Black female from Virginia, went missing on August 3, 2013 and was never seen again. Evidence recovered from a trailer belonging to Randy Taylor, 48, linked him to her disappearance and murder. There was speculation that Murphy was trying to buy marijuana where she came across Taylor. Taylor was sentenced to to two life sentences in Murphy’s case and a second missing girl.
Certain cases receive nationwide and even international attention, like the Casey Anthony and Madeline McCain cases, while others like the missing and murdered indigenous women and childrenthroughoutthe mid-west and Canada and Relisha Rudd is still remains missing since 2014. Out ofsight, out ofmind?
The CDC reports that Native American and Black women are the two demographics with the highest murder rates in the United States. For young Native women ages 10-24, the third leading cause of death is homicide.
Compared with other segments of the population, victimization rates for African American children and youth are even higher. Black youth ages 12-19 are victims of violent crimes at a significantly higher rate than their white peers. Black youth are more likely to be victims of reported child abuse or neglect, three times as more likely to be victims of robbery, and five times more likely to be victims of homicide. In fact, homicide is the leading cause of death among African American youth ages 15-24.
Living in urban environments may increase the risk of exposure to violence and one-quarter of low-income, urban youth have witnessed a murder.
We as a community have the responsibility to make sure our youth are safe and being closely guarded. If our youth are exterminated, so is our species. When a child is missing, those cases should be in the media, not in 24 hours, but immediately and stay there. It goes back to the old saying “It takes a village to raise a child.” Sometimes we get so caught up in the day to day that we forget about our future. We leave the streets to raise our kids.
If a family appears to be in trouble, check on them. Come together as a community, see if you can do anything to assist them. Then if necessary, don’t be afraid to involve local agencies.
I know plenty of times I have fed kids that I have seen outside, no parental supervision, not even called inside for lunch.
It’s way too late for that child and that family when the headlines hit the paper to say “I should have done something.” We have to do our part to ensure the survival of our species.
When someone dies in a fit of rage, a curse is born.
The remake of “The Grudge” is hitting theaters soon and I love the trailer.
After a young mother murders her family in her house, a single mother and detective tries to solve the case. Later she discovers the house is cursed by a vengeful ghost that dooms those who enters it with a violent death.
The film stars horror queen Lin Shayne (Insidious 1-4), Andrea Risenborough, Betty Gilpin, John Cho and Demian Bichir.
This horror hits theaters January 3, 2020. Check your local listings for theaters and showtimes.
Nicolas Cage has started in various movies from comedies to dramas. His next film takes on us a twisted tale of terror.
The film is being described as sort of a “Five Nights of Freddy” movie without actually calling it that.
The official synopsis of the film being directed by Kevin Lewis is:
Cage will play a janitor, forced to spend the night in a twisted amusement park where he is pulled into a living nightmare. As threatening animatronic characters come to life, Cage has to fight his way from one monster to another in order to survive the night and get out of the park in one piece by morning.
The film is scheduled to begin production in late January 2020.
You can also catch Cage in Primal ￼scheduled to hit theaters on November 8, 2019.
What is America’s obsession, in particular Black women, with having a big butt?
Starting with Sir Mix A Lot’s 1992 butt anthem “Baby Got Back” to Nicki Minaj’s 2014 hit “Anaconda,” Big Butts are in.
But why? Black Women have always had big donks (butts). At one time people were calling women with ample butts “fat and sloppy.” Now, everyone wants one in all races. From Cardi B to our more fair skin peers, going under the knife for a BBL (Brazilian Butt Lifts) to being in someone’s basement getting “ass shots” is big business. And Black women are risking their lives to get the biggest butt they can get.
Plastic surgery among Black women is on the rise. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery reports that cosmetic augmentation among Black people increased 56 percent between 2005 and 2013, and is still rising. According to the 2016 Plastic Surgery Statistic Report, Black people accounted for 8 percent of all plastic surgery procedures. That’s double the percentage from 1997, taking into account that Black people make up only 12 percent of the overall populationin the United States. That’s a significant increase. 
Once a minority that shunned plastic surgery, we are now attending Botox parties in Beverly Hills. The bulk of plastic surgery, 73 percent, still has Whites at the top of the chart.
In a 2012 article on the ABC News Show “20/20,” special on Black women and cosmetic surgery, when it comes to aging skin, Blacks are less vulnerable according to Dr. Julius Few, a Chicago surgeon, explaining the age old saying “Black don’t crack.”
Dr. Few explains “darker skin has natural protective factors against the sun. So we don’t see the same type of wrinkling that typically causes weathering, cracking and folding of the skin.”
Dr. Few continues “Black skin has more oil. Most people think oil is not good for the skin, but if the skin is a little oilier, it decreases the chances of getting folds.”
BBL’s is the more popular surgical procedure that is requested from Black women. The procedure removes the fat from other unwanted areas (like the stomach or love handle area) and uses it to reshape/enhance the buttocks.
With the increase of BBL’s, the dangers have also increased. Some women who can’t afford the high priced sticker tag that comes with this surgery have resorted to women traveling to other countries where the surgery is less expensive or “butt injection parties” by unqualified personnel. Therefore, increasing the risks threefold.
The average cost of buttock augmentation with far grafting is $4,341. The average cost of butt implants is $4,750. And the average costs of a butt lift is $4,802, according to the 2017 statistic from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Black market butt injections are extremely dangerous. They are usually marketed has “saline” but can be anything from cement, mineral oil to even “Fix-a-Flat.” Leaving Women disfigured and even causing death to some.
Whalesca Castillo,44, was taken into custody and charged with manslaughter in the death of Lebia Ayala,48, who died on June 17, 2014, from an embolism. Castillo had previously been arrested for twice before for giving illegal silicone injections in the Bronx. Even suggesting to one client who found herself leaking fluid to patch it with “Super Glue,” her favorite method for stanching a wound.
Latesha Bynum, 44, died in 2017 after receiving butt injection in a Gramercy Park Apartment. Kevin Richardson and Allison Spence were arrested in connection with her death.
Tamara Blaine, 22, died in 2013 after receiving silicone injections at the Liberty Motel in Manhattan’s Meat Packing District. Tamira Mobley, a self-described beautician pleader guilty to involuntary manslaughter.
Instagram Influencer, Jenelle Salazar Butler, better known by her Instagram handle “GetBodiedByJ” was feeling a little insecure about her body. In 2010, Butler decided to get butt injections for $2,000 in a hotel from someone who wasn’t a professional. It never occurred to her to ask if they were a doctor.
As the years passed, she started to have issues with her butt. While pregnant with her third child, Butler noticed her buttocks were getting enormous. Unbeknown to her, the body’s natural instinct to fight off infection was at work and caused large quantities of scar tissue to develop.
After giving birth, Butler appeared on the television show “The Doctors” to share her story. The show sent her to see Dr. Andrew Ordon and they covered the cost of the surgery.
The surgery took 6 hours (2 hours more than expected) and she lost a lot of blood during the procedure. She ended up receiving 3 blood transfusions in 3 days.
Courtesy Jenelle Salazar Butler Instagram
Although she had the surgery, things did not improve as she had hoped. She had to visit the surgeon every day for 2 weeks to have her incisions checked. She even had to have a catheter inserted for the first 5 days cause she could not walk. Once she returned to Atlanta, she saw a board certified surgeon who told her she had developed necrosis, where the tissue died and the skin turns black from lack of blood circulation to the area after surgery.
Now having to endure even another surgery, the doctor scooped out a 4 inch section on her right side and 5 inch section on her left side. Her wounds had to be packed daily with gauze and tape to prevent infection. She also had to use a portable vacuum to remove excess fluid. 
Today, Butler is doing much better. Although she could possibly get a fat transfer, her skin may be too thin and she might not have enough fat for the transfer. She continues to educate women on the dangers of butt injections.
The Food and Drug Administration warns against the use of the (liquid or oil silicon) used in Butler’s injections. Industrial silicone can spread through the body and cause pain, scarring, infections, permanent disfigurement and embolism, stroke and even death.
We’ve heard the horror stories from celebrities like K. Michelle who had her butt injections removed and is still combating the results. But we still continue to seek the ultimate perfect butt.
I have no issue with a little nip/tuck if you feel like you need to, but enhancing areas just to feel inclusive is where I draw the line. Is it self esteem issues, peer pressure from videos or a fad that continues to have women risk life and limb for the perfect booty?
You decide? My position is if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!
We want to hear from you. Let me know where you stand in this issue.
 Culture (2018) Why Black Women are Increasingly Seeking Plastic Surgery?
 excerpts from December 11, 2018, Insider Magazine
Things get real on the newly released short film dealing with the rising child sex trafficking epidemic in Atlanta, Georgia.
The music is off of T.I.’s Dime Trap Album and the visuals to the music are graphic. But we all know T.I. keeps it real, and this definitely shows he means business.
The short film directed by Teyana “Spike Tee” Taylor shows a vigilante couple gunning down various pedophiles and sex peddlers that we’re not punished by the judicial system. And T.I. and Teyana Taylor are the executioners. It also delves into the horrific childhood trauma that the couple experienced that gives you an explanation for the couple’s actions.
It’s very graphic, but not in an excessively, violent way. It tells the truth about children being sold, molested and abused in this country. And how the perpetrators are sometimes have not been held accountable for their crimes due to the laws and the people who administer them. It also touches on the toll this sort of crime has in the victims.
There’s are visuals of the perps being shot down, women being held as sex slaves and ending with the childhood trauma that they were exposed to when their friend was raped by a Pastor, the Pastor was found “not guilty” and the child committed suicide.
These truths may be hard for some to swallow, but this is a very serious issue in our country. The opening quote by Georgia Governor Brian Kemp spells it out about how “innocent children are simply being sold for sex.”
In 2019, the United States again is ranked one of the worst countries in the world for human sex trafficking.
These were the statistics in 2012, compiled by a non-profit organization, Ark of Hope for Children on sex trafficking.
600,000 to 800,000 women, children and men bought and sold across international borders every year and exploited for forced labor or commercial sex (U.S. Government)
When internal trafficking victims are added to the estimates, the number of victims annually is in the range of 2 to 4 million
50% of those victims are estimated to be children
It is estimated that 76 percent of transactions for sex with underage girls start on the Internet
2 million children are subjected to prostitution in the global commercial sex trade (UNICEF)
There are 20.9 Million victims of Trafficking World wide as of 2012
1.5 Million victims in the United States
Now imagine what the statistics are for 2019? According to non-governmental U.S. sources:
Average age a victim enters trafficking is 11 to 14 years old
Approx 80% are women and children bought, sold and imprisoned in the underground sex service industry
Average life span of a victim is reported to be 7 years (found dead from attack, abuse, HIV and other STD’s, malnutrition, overdose or suicide)
Truth is, human sex trafficking is driven by profits. If nobody paid for sex, sex trafficking would not exist.
Daps to T.I. and Teyana Taylor for not only addressing, but doing it in a way so that’s reaches not only the adults, but teens and young children as well.
Keep the discussion going. What impact does the video have for you?