Weekend Roundup: Will Smith Smacks Reporter, Lil’ Kim Reunites With Rappers Missy & Eve

Will Smith was over in Moscow promoting his ‘Men In Black 3′ movie when a reporter tried to kiss him on the mouth. No seriously! The already awkward moment turned even weirdo when Smith, typical very friendly, smacked him across the face. Check it out.


Even while disrespected Smith handled the situation quite well. Like he said, “He’s lucky I didn’t sucka punch him.”

Well isn’t this a pleasant surprise. Lil’ Kim took a break from beefing with Nicki Minaj long enough to unite to an all star roundup of female emcees. She brought out rappers Eve and Missy Elliot during her ‘Return of the Queen’ Bronx, NY concert at The Paradise Theater.


Designer Spotlight: Chinyere Ibekwe

Back in April I posted an article about a Teyana Taylor original custom made set that we thought she looked absolutely fab in. We loved the look so much we just had to find the designer! Meet Chinyere Ibekwe. She’s a young 23 year old native of Los Angeles, California.

She took some time out to speak with the Cotten Kandi blog revealing a bit more about who she is, her future as a designer, working with Teyana and what else she may have in store. Here’s what she had to say.

Who Are You? Give Some Background About Yourself

My name is Chinyere Princess Christy Ibekwe. People either call me Rey or chichi. Chinyere means “Gods Gift” but I like to be call “Chi” [for short].

I was born and raised in LA but my parents are originally from Nigeria. They came here [The United States] when they were teenagers to live a better life. They both graduated from college, my father, Austin Ibekwe , from the University of Southern California and my mother, Agatha Ibekwe, from California State University (LA). My mother now owns her own home health agency while my father is an accountant for the county.

I’m the third of 4 children. An interesting fact about me and all my siblings is that we’re all over 6 feet tall. It allowed us to be athletic and play basketball. We all received full  scholarships to play basketball in college.


Terrence J And Rocsi Not Returning to BET’s ’106 & Park’

I’m not sure what’s going on with BET but apparently everyone’s on the chopping block. Terrence J and Rocsi Diaz will no longer host the long running video countdown show, ’106 & Park’. Although no official announcement has been made, some recent reports suggest the duo will be leaving at the end of the current season.

Terrence and Rocsi are said to be venturing off in more television and film roles. While they may be grateful to have been apart of the BET family they’d like to take advantage of the opportunities that lay ahead.


Cotten Kandi Weblinks of the Day

Here are our Cotten Kandi weblinks of the day, “Treat Your Sweet Tooth…”

Angela Simons Seem To Know What Boys What – Miss Jia (Photo)

Jay Z Joins Kimye, Rita Ora & Rob Kardashian For Lunch – Tattle Tailzz

Raven Symone is A Lesbian? – Celebrity VIP Lounge

Russell Brand Still Loves Katy Perry – I Need My Fix

Bobby Brown Sings New Song About Whitney (Video) – Girls Talkin Smack

Lil’ Kim Talks Nicki Minaj & Azealia Banks Beef & More – iluluonline

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[Throwback Fridays] Louchie Lou & Michie One: “Rich Girl”

Some of you may have thought that the original “If I Was A Rich Girl” is the 2004 hit single by Gwen Stefani. Although the song was done by Stefani for her ‘Love. Angel. Music. Baby’ solo album, the original “Rich Girl” was actually by duo Louchie Lou & Michie One. The song was released in 1993 from their 1995 album ‘I’ll Be Free’. It was inspired by the song “If I Were a Rich Man” from the musical Fiddler on the Roof. And so, in 2004, for the tenth anniversary of the famous reggae song, it was remade by Stefani and featured rapper Eve. They even won a Grammy for the record. But let’s go back a bit, paying homage to the song’s original creators. Here’s “Rich Girl”. Enjoy.

Confirmed: Pooch Hall Leaving ‘The Game’

Game over! Pooch Hall will not be returning to ‘The Game’.

Days after Tia Mowry‘s own announcement she wouldn’t be returning to BET’s  hit show ‘The Game’, the network has released their own statement, and this time it involves actor Pooch Hall. The statement reads,

After five seasons on The Game, Pooch Hall and Tia Mowry will not return as regular cast members on season six on BET Networks.

As a result of Pooch’s involvement on a new project, BET is in the process of reworking the casting and storyline of the show. That said, we hope both Pooch and Tia will make several guest appearances.

While we will miss the incredible adventures of Melanie and Derwin on The Game, we appreciate all of their hard work, the laughs and wish them both the best on their future endeavors.

Season six will continue to feature the amazing Wendy Raquel Robinson, Coby Bell, Hosea Chanchez, Brandy Norwood and of course, Barry A. Floyd.


Did Chris Brown Propose To Girlfriend Karrueche Tran?

After releasing a string of photos kicking off his girlfriend, Karrueche Tran‘s birthday celebration, it appears Chris Brown may have also proposed.

Tran tweeted this photo with the obvious bling in sight.

Hmmmm….nice. Doesn’t look much like an engagement ring though. But, as you know, people will speculate. It may actually just be a gift to Tran for her birthday. Others have suggested the diamond ring and recent release of intimate and sexy photos of the couple is to make Brown’s ex Rihanna jealous. There’s no secret the former lovers, turned Whitney and Bobby part 2, were on the road to a possible reconciliation until yet another falling out. The two suddenly stopped following each other on twitter recently after Brown allegedly dissed Rih in a “Theraflu” remix. I guess that “Birthday Cake” collaboration was all for nothing huh?

Here’s another photo of Karrueche’s, appropriately enough, birthday cake…


Tami Roman Apologizes For Being A Bully, Quits Twitter & ‘Basketball Wives’

By now you may have already seen or heard about the latest episode of VH1′s hit reality show, “Basketball Wives”. The episode showcased the bullying of Tami Roman against cast mate Kesha Nichols and withheld her purse because she felt disrespected. In order for Kesha to get her purse back she had to apologize to Tami and was moved to tears over the entire ordeal.

In the wake of the backlash against Tami and the network for her bullying antics, she’s issued this statement via VH1′s official blog.

I don’t apologize for it 2b accepted — that is ultimately the other person’s right to accept or deny it. My only responsibility is to acknowledge a mistake was made and own up to it. I apologize to my family, my REAL friends, my business colleagues, and my Project Girl ladies 4my recent behavior on BBW. I am NOT a bully as depicted on the show, but I did make poor decisions in handling my differences with my cast mate. I sincerely apologize to all of us, as well as to my castmate who was on the receiving end of my wrath.

I’m not sure what kind of apology that was but it doesn’t sound sincere or genuine if you ask me. She couldn’t even mention Kesha’s name. Quite frankly, that’s offensive. Maybe Tami doesn’t know the real definition of what a bully really is. As MrsGrapevine.com puts it, here’s the definition of what a bully really means.

Bully: a person who is habitually cruel or overbearing, especially to smaller or weaker people.

Bully: a blustering browbeating person; especially: one habitually cruel to others who are weaker

Bully: bullying is intentional aggressive behavior. It can take the form of physical or verbal harassment and involves an imbalance of power (someone who is physically bigger or more aggressive)

Well said.


50 Cent Hospitalized For Stomach Virus

What’s wrong 50? The rapper tweeted a string of photos revealing he had been hospitalized, Wednesday night. from an apparent stomach virus that required surgery. Not sure what kind of stomach virus requires surgery but here are a few photos and messages he sent out.

Even while hospitalized 50 didn’t miss the opportunity to promote his mixtape. He tweeted, “I’m in the hospital but my gangsta grillz LOST TAPE is done so it will be out on time.”

He even tweeted to his best friend and boxer Floyd Mayweather. “I don’t want to go into surgery. @FloydMayweather call my phone why your phone off.” Awww… loving the bromance.


Disco Queen Donna Summer Dead At 63

In some very sad news, disco queen and musical legend Donna Summer has died at the tender age of 63.

Although no official confirmation has been made, Summer reportedly succumbed to a long battle with cancer, reports TMZ.

In an official statement, Summer’s family would like to celebrate her long legacy and are thanking her fans for their condolences. The statement read, “While we grieve her passing, we are at peace celebrating her extraordinary life and her continued legacy…Words truly can’t express how much we appreciate your prayers and love for our family at this sensitive time.”

Sources close to the singer says she believed she contracted lung cancer after inhaling toxic particles after the 9/11 attack in New York City. She was working on an album while trying to keep the seriousness of her illness under wraps.

Her career was catapulted to super star status with her 1978 hit “Last Dance”. She was a 5-time Grammy winner whose career spanned nearly four decades. She will be missed.





Now it seems that every time a woman has sex with more than one man she’s a hoe. There are all types of ridiculous rules such as “if you sleep with more than 3 people in a year you a hoe!” Excuse me? What if she just enjoys sex?

Women who are safe and sexually active are QUICKLY labeled a hoe because they enjoy sex for pleasure. No, it doesn’t work that way.

Let’s take your average, stereotypical hoe. When a man walks by, she somehow ends up naked. There’s no discretion. Whether he’s married, involved, crazy, employed or anything else that would keep a “good” woman away she is down to ride (pun intended). She’s always up for her next sexual conquest. Now, change that scenario from a woman seeking sexual conquest to a man doing the same. It’s a totally different story right? He’s out just being a man and that’s perfectly acceptable. I understand we live in a world of double standards, but this is also why I don’t believe in calling a woman a hoe simply because she enjoys sex.