Supposedly, Fox news is in negotiations with African Press International to obtain audio tapes made of a phone call between API and First Lady wannabe, Michelle Obama.

In excerpts from the tape posted on API’s website, Obama blurts out, “African press International is supposed to support Africans and African-American view..!

As some of you may know, Sen. Barack Obama is currently in litigation to keep his birth record sealed.

According to Michelle, Barack was born in Hawaii, but he was adopted by his stepfather, an African who allegedly raised Obama as a Muslim. According to API, Michelle said:

There is no shame in being adopted by a step father. All dirt has been thrown onto my husband’s face and yet he loves this country. My husband and I know that there is no law that will stop him from becoming the president, just because some American white racists are bringing up the issue of my husband’s adoption by His step father. The important thing here is where my husband’s heart is at the moment. I can tell the American people that My husband loves this country and his adoption never changed his love for this country. He was born in Hawaii, yes, and that gives him all the right to be an American citizen even though he was adopted by a foreigner

On the issue of whether Obama is Muslim as he stated in his book, The Audacity of Hope, Obama said:

even if my husband was able to prove that he is not a Muslim, he will not be believed by those who have come out strongly to destroy his chances of being the next President. Do real people expect someone to deny a religion when 80 percent of his relatives are Muslims?

Of course, the Obama campaign claims the interview is completely bogus. In this case, I side with the Obama campaign. It’s difficult to believe that Mrs. Obama would be this dumb to say these things to a media outlet. But stranger things have happened.

Oh wait, I see the guy is a former mental patient who wasn’t compliant with his psych meds. That explains everything. All joking aside: Bey will be forced to take out a restraining order on the guy because once a psychotic stalker fixates on a target there is really no stopping him:

Another stalker has been detained! A man who referred to himself as Beyonce’s lover was arrested in Connecticut yesterday. He was taken after driving recklessly and telling police he was on his way to a date with Beyonce.

Thirty-three year old Robert Williams Jr., from Michigan, was taken into custody in Milford on Sunday after almost smashing into a police car. Officers claim he stopped to ask police for directions to Detroit before driving off, narrowly missing the cop car and driving over a sidewalk.

Williams, who had flowers and a teddy bear in the car, is also alleged to have asked the cops if they were escorting him to New York City, where he claimed Beyonce had agreed to meet him at the George Washington Bridge. (Source)

According to TMZ.com Lyfe Jennings, real name Chester, was busted early this morning on multiple charges.

Now we see why he keeps his dome covered to hide that hairline which is slowly creeping north:

Smyrna, Ga. police tell us they were responding to a gunshots fired call when they spotted Jennings’ Vette hightailing it away from the scene. A chase ensued and Jennings eventually crashed. He was charged with felony weapon possession by a convicted felon. and he faces charges of attempting to elude, as well as discharging a firearm near a public highway and refusing to take the sobriety test.

Lyfe — real name Chester — was in prison from 1992-2002 after being convicted of arson. (Source)

AOL Black Voices gossip columnist Jawn Murray wrote a post detailing a phone call he received from a friend of Usher’s wife Tameka Foster-Raymond, who claimed to have information about Usher cheating with singer Kelly Rowland.

Jawn very wisely chose to dismiss the allegation because he suspected Tameka Foster was behind it.

I listened to all of the allegations, despite the fact that said “friend” was full of generalizations and would begin mumbling and stuttering when I probed for specifics. (It was as though whoever had prepped her for this call had given her a brief outline instead of a detailed script to follow.)

But while this “friend” of the couple’s may have been legit, I didn’t buy her story one bit. READ MORE…

As you already know, I wrote a similar post about Usher and Tameka breaking up. But I retracted my post after receiving emails from two loyal readers who are also industry insiders.

They attended Tyler Perry’s private Sunday brunch at his home two weeks ago and they saw Tameka and Usher “all over each other” at the brunch. They said the couple left together in his charcoal grey Porsche — hardly the behavior of a married couple on the outs with each other.

In the coming months, expect to see a slew of Usher and Tameka “break up” stories on The Internet.

It’s obvious that Usher’s mom/manager Jonetta Patton and Tameka are behind these fake rumors because they are desperate to revive Usher’s career. They hope the image of Usher as a single man will make him more appealing to his female fans.

Jonetta and Tameka are too arrogant to see that Usher’s fans abandoned him long ago because of his bizarre behavior, crazy antics and total disrespect toward his fans. Arrogance substituted for swagger is never appealing.

The only way Usher is going to revive his career is by making a hit record. Until then, his career is dead in the water.

Sean Combs, aka Diddy, covers the October 2008 issue of L’Uomo Vogue. In the meantime, according to Market Watch, Liz Clairborne yesterday announced the purchase of streetwear label ENYCE by Diddy.

Who wears ENYCE anymore? Can you say ‘tax shelter’?

Founder and CEO of Sean John, Sean “Diddy” Combs said, “Enyce is a brand that I have always admired, and they have been a very important player in the young men’s sportswear arena for over a decade. I am really excited to bring it into our portfolio of brands that already includes Sean John and Zac Posen. Given our track record of success in marketing products such as Ciroc Vodka, Unforgivable by Sean John, and all of our television titles, I look forward to adding our expertise to an already hot fashion line. Our long-term plan is to grow the Enyce brand through innovative marketing, expansion of the menswear and boy’s lines, and launching into new licensing categories. The current economic climate may be challenging, but we believe it is also an opportunity, and we are really excited to add Enyce to our lineup.” (Source)

Rihanna achieves yet another major honor! This time her platinum-selling hit “Umbrella” was name catchiest tune of all time in a new survey! How major is that when you consider all the catchy tunes she had to compete with like “Ring the Alarm” or “Superman that Hoe”?

RIHANNA’s hit song UMBRELLA has been named the catchiest song ever in a new survey.
The song, which topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart for seven weeks and the U.K. singles charts for ten weeks last summer (07), beat off stiff competition to take the title.
Abba’s 1976 hit Dancing Queen came second in the poll, while YMCA by the Village People was awarded third place. (Source)

Newcomer Nikki Jane has a new single, “I Love You”, which debuted yesterday on iTunes and is featured on the official soundtrack for Noah’s Arc “Jumping the Broom” along with artist Michelle Williams and Solange Knowles.

You may remember Nikki Jane from my Bubblin’ Under section.

Nikki Jane has a powerful voice that breathes new life into a stale music industry.

How ironic is it that Nikki Jane’s big sister and manager is Beyonce’s longtime creative director, Kim Burse?

Clearly, Nikki Jane is the antithesis of Beyonce in terms of individual style, originality and talent.

Tragically, most of the footage for Nikki’s video was lost. But luckily, someone was on the set shooting b roll or no one would see the first video for this wonderful new artist!

I can’t wait for Nikki’s new CD to add to my Emergency survival kit. 🙂

Check out Nikki Jane’s Myspace page for more music.

About two weeks ago, I was driving down Peachtree street heading to the Apple store at Lenox Square Mall, when this song came over my car speakers.

The lyricist’s rhymes captured my imagination like no other rap song I’ve heard in a long time. My XM satellite radio was tuned to “The Rhyme”. I glanced down at the display to see the name of the artist and title of the song.

The title of the track was “Secret Wars” by The Last Emperor. The song is a brilliant narration of a battle to the death between Marvel comic book Heroes taking on the nicest emcees in the business (Jay Z is not included, by the way).

The Last Emperor – Do You Remember
“Do You Remember” is the only rap song that brought tears to my eyes.

I watched this clip of a referee colliding into South Carolina’s quarterback with a little skepticism. I’ve seen many accidental collisions between refs and players. But this contact didn’t look accidental to me. It sure looked like a deliberate tackle. The ref tracked the quarterback and then threw a shoulder block knocking him to the ground.

Maybe the ref had money riding on the game’s outcome? Or maybe he had flashbacks of his not-so-glory high school days riding the bench as a 3rd string linebacker. I think the NCAA should have a hard look at this tape.

The most popular post on my blog today is the one featuring Diamond’s personal stylist Tyre LaJuan.

The thread is riddled with hateful comments towards the young designer. I am disappointed in my SR.com family. So many hating on one so talented? I thought the mature, intelligent members of my community were above all that? Where are the props and kudos for this young man’s talent?

Imagine that: a stylist who can actually design his own creations rather than picking out the creations of others and making their clients look a hot mess!

This is a heads up to Tyre: I just peeped your Myspace page for the first time today, and I was very impressed with your work! Your handmade boots are definitely the biz!

Don’t pay any attention to the Hatoraid. The one thing I learned when folks started hating on me is this: hate is very good for business! Keep on doing what you do. Your business is about to pick up! 🙂

More fabulosity after the break…

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