Rapper T.I., affectionately known as “Tip” to his family and friends, wanted the world to know just how much he loves his boo Tameka “Tiny” Cottle.
So last week, he reached out to his staff at Grand Hustle and ordered up a big surprise for his lil mama, who began shooting the 2nd season of her hit family reality show The Tiny & Toya Show on BET.
“He called and asked when the cameras would be rolling,” a production crew member told Sandrarose.com exclusively over the weekend. “He wanted to capture everything on camera.”
The surprise began for Tiny last Monday as she answered a knock on the door of her posh Jonesboro, GA mansion.
It was a flower delivery man bearing 6 or 7 bouquets of roses.
10 minutes later, there came another knock at the door and another flower arrangement. And every ten minutes thereafter — for about two hours — came more flower arrangements until the foyer was filled with a dozen beautiful bouquets of roses and flowers.
But between deliveries of flowers came the biggest surprise of all: couriers came bearing gifts of a different kind. “I want to show her how much I love her. I want to do something nice for her on camera,” T.I. had told his staff.
And something nice it was!
Couriers delivered a $4,000 Valentino bag, a pair of $2,000 Nicholas Kirkwood pumps (I’m smiling as I type this because some of y’all don’t have a clue about Nicholas Kirkwood pumps), a $1,500 Gucci jacket, scarf and matching boots, and a bottle of Marc Jacobs perfume.
“I ain’t gon’ lie that’s some real cute love right there,” said the production assistant. “Every day he’s calling asking how’s she doing, does she need anything? It was so sweet. He has a great heart.”
“People don’t realize how sweet she is,” the source continued. “But they’re getting to know her on the show. She’s so go with the flow. We want them to stay together. Because if they break up, Tip might end up with a b*tch that none of us get along with.”
You don’t understand, what other rapper’s girlfriend has what Tiny has. She drives a f****** Bentley! For a long time Kim [Porter] wasn’t driving no Bentley. She might have had a Range, but not no damn Bentley — and Puffy’s money is longer! [Tip] takes very good care of everybody.”
“You didn’t get that from me!” said my production source who asked to remain anonymous because she didn’t have authority to tell me anything.
The source didn’t know the exact cost of the romantic gesture, but I guesstimate T.I. spent between 20 and 30 grand on his boo. It must be nice to be able to treat your honey like it’s Valentine’s Day on any day of the week!
Probably the track off The Black Album that started all the Jay Z devil worshiping rumors — and for good reason.
On this track, Jay Z seems preoccupied with other worldly powers as he descends into darkness (or madness). The more I study his lyrics, the more Hova begins to sound like a deranged narcissist, comparing himself both to God ["And when I perish, the meek shall inherit the earth"], and to the fallen angel, Lucifer, the Prince of Darkness.
The charges of devil worship against Jay Z and his artists have reached such a fever pitch that the mogul has been forced to defend his music and his religion. In addition to glorifying guns and violence while mourning the loss of a friend on this track, Jay Z claims to be a Christian. Yet, in this video he clearly says, “That’s my word, I ain’t never read the Bible in my life.”
So which is it?
I’m gonna chase you out of Earth
Lucifer, Lucifer, Dawn of the mourning…
(I’m from the murder Capital, where we murder for capital)
Lucifer, Lucifer, Dawn of the mourning
I’m gonna chase you out of Earth
[Kanyeeze you did it again, you a genius nigga!]
Lucifer, Lucifer, Dawn of the mourning…
So you niggas change your attitude
For they asking what happened to you
Lord forgive him
He got them dark forces in him
But he also got a righteous cause for sinning
Them a murder me so I gotta murder them first
Emergency doctors performing procedures
I ain’t trying to be facetious
But “Vengance is mine” said the Lord
You said it better than all
Leave niggas on death’s door
Breathing off res-pir-ra-tors
for killing my best boy
On permanent hiatus as I skate
In the Maybach Benz
Flyer than Sanaa Lathan
Pumping “Brown Sugar” by D’Angelo
In Los Angeles
Like an Evangelist
I can introduce you to your maker
Bring you closer to nature
Ashes after they cremate you bastards
Hope you’ve been reading your psalms and chapters
Paying your tithes, being good Catholics
This is Holy war
I wet y’all all with the Holy water
Spray from the Heckler Koch auto-matic
All the static shall cease to exist
Like a sabbatical, I throw a couple at you
Spread love to all of my dead thugs
I’ll pour out a little Louie ’til I head above
And when I perish
The meek shall inherit the earth
Until that time it’s on and poppin’
SWAT teams have surrounded a Seattle, Washington area house where a suspect who gunned down 4 Seattle police officers execution style is believed to be holed up inside.
Police say Maurice Clemmons, 37, of Tacoma walked into an upscale coffee house at about 8:15 a.m. on Sunday and opened fire on the 4 officers as they sat working on their laptops.
The 4 dead officers — three men and one woman — were in full uniform including flak jackets as they prepared to start their day shifts.
Ed Troyer, a spokesman for the Pierce County Sheriff, told reporters that two of the officers were executed “flat out” where they sat. He said a third officer was shot dead as he stood up and attempted to reach for his weapon. The last officer standing struggled with Clemmons and may have shot him before being killed.
Troyer believes Clemmons may already have succumbed to his injuries.
“We have determined that in fact he has been shot,” he said. “He may be deceased from his gunshot wound.”
Troyer said Clemmons was “well versed” with his weapon and the police officers were targeted. Clemmons didn’t aim at anyone else in the coffee shop and all the bullets hit their marks.
A family member told police Clemmons was dropped off by someone at his aunt’s house in the well-kept neighborhood of middle class homes sometime yesterday evening. She said she tried calling her aunt and Clemmons but no one in the house answered. Police have cordoned off a 3 block area around the house.
Witnesses say they heard flash bang devices and gunshots near the home as SWAT moved in.
Clemmons has an extensive criminal history, including rape of a child, aggravated robbery and attempted murder of another police officer. Yet he was given clemency by then-governor and Fox News host Mike Huckabee, who commuted his 95-year prison sentence to time served and parole.
If Huckabee decides to run for president in 2012, Clemmons could become his Willie Horton.
Horton was a convicted felon serving a life sentence for murder when he was released on a work furlough program in the 1980s. While out on work release, Horton committed rape, armed robbery and assault. He became an albatross around the neck of then-presidential candidate, Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis, who favored the work release program.
Woods was involved in a one-car accident in the driveway of his mansion on Friday. He sustained facial lacerations and bruises that TMZ.com claimed were inflicted by his wife Elin Nordegren-Woods after the two argued about his rumored infidelity with an industry trollop.
Meanwhile, Woods canceled a 3rd scheduled meeting with FHP officers who sought to interview Woods and his wife about the accident.
As you all know, I had a single-car accident earlier this week, and sustained some injuries. I have some cuts, bruising and right now I’m pretty sore.
This situation is my fault, and it’s obviously embarrassing to my family and me. I’m human and I’m not perfect. I will certainly make sure this doesn’t happen again.
This is a private matter and I want to keep it that way. Although I understand there is curiosity, the many false, unfounded and malicious rumors that are currently circulating about my family and me are irresponsible.
The only person responsible for the accident is me. My wife, Elin, acted courageously when she saw I was hurt and in trouble. She was the first person to help me. Any other assertion is absolutely false.
This incident has been stressful and very difficult for Elin, our family and me. I appreciate all the concern and well wishes that we have received. But, I would also ask for some understanding that my family and I deserve some privacy no matter how intrusive some people can be.
This statement can be taken one of two ways: Either Tiger is admitting to having a substance abuse problem that led to his car accident (addiction to pain killers maybe?) or he really is telling the truth and Elin didn’t go upside his head with one of his own golf clubs.
Even if you doubt the existence of the Illuminati or the allegations surrounding Jay Z’s use of anti-Christian images and lyrics in his music, you can’t deny some of the damning evidence in this trailer.
This helps to explain how a singer with seemingly little in the way of talent (Robyn Fenty), was able to climb to the top of the music industry heap.
And it also explains how a mentally disturbed producer (Kanye West) was able to navigate the industry jungle to become one of the top rappers in the world while other artists connected to Jay Z seem to be languishing in obscurity (ie, Beyonce and Beanie Sigel).
But as Jay Z, Rihanna and Kanye are finding out, there’s a price to pay when you sell your soul to the devil for material gains.
Yesterday, I was out & about shopping, trying to find the sales when I received a text that golfing superstar Tiger Woods had been involved in a serious auto accident. The questions came quickly: was he alone in the car? Was alcohol involved?
My friend filled in the holes in the story: Yes he was alone in the car. He pulled out of his driveway and backed into a fire hydrant before plowing into a neighbor’s tree with his SUV. No, alcohol wasn’t involved. The accident occurred in his driveway. Right then we knew it had to be a domestic situation.
Earlier this week, the Huffington Post broke the story that Tiger Woods was sleeping around with an industry trollop — as all rich, powerful married men do.
When I got home and read the details online, it appears the media tried to cover for Tiger’s wife Elin by claiming that she broke out a window in his SUV with one of his golf clubs to get him out of the truck. The Florida highway patrol officer who arrived on the scene said Elin was “hovering over” Tiger with a golf club as he lay on the ground. Tiger was later treated for facial lacerations and released from a hospital.
Facial lacerations that were inflicted by Elin — not the collisions with the fire hydrant or tree.
Every sistah who has ever had their suspicions confirmed about their cheating men can identify with Elin. Tiger is lucky his wife reached for one of his golf clubs and not a knife or a gun.
But on the other hand, Elin should have known better. You don’t marry a rich and powerful man and not expect him to keep a mistress on the side. Keeping a mistress or two just goes with the territory when you’re rich and famous — and they all do it. Wives who think their husbands don’t cheat are delusional.
Now it remains to be seen if Elin will be charged with domestic battery or will the cover up continue.
How embarrassing for White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers and her incompetent staff:
It seems that an uninvited couple showed up at a White House checkpoint for Barack Obama’s 1st state dinner on Nov. 24, and simply walked in like they owned the place.
Michaele Salahi — who is a cast member on the 1st season of ‘Real Housewives of DC’ – and her husband, millionaire Tareq Salahi, attended the prestigious White House dinner without an invite and later posted pictures of their escapade on Facebook.
The Salahis posted pics of themselves posing with WH chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, Vice President Joe Biden and marines on the White House lawn.
Bravo cameras followed the couple throughout the day on Tuesday as they prepared for the party, but the cameras were not on White House grounds that night, according to a Bravo spokesman.
At first the White House lied and said the couple never got close to the president. It took 3 days for a picture of the couple schmoozing with Barack Obama at the dinner to surface online.
When the AP asked WH social secretary Desiree Rogers whether she or anyone from her office were at the checkpoint to receive the guests, she answered curtly, “We were not.”
isn’t that her job to make sure someone is at the checkpoint to see that her invited guests get in OK and to keep uninvited guests out? Maybe if Desiree tended to her job a little better instead of worrying about being on the social scene, this kind of scandal could have been avoided.
Now everyone’s pointing fingers and the Secret Service is scrambling to explain how this couple got through their supposedly strict security procedures. A spokesman for the SS acknowledged that protocol was not followed that night.
Ronald Kessler, author of a book on the Secret Service, said in an interview:
“While the couple did pass through a magnetometer to detect weapons, they could have assassinated the president or vice president using other means — anthrax, for example. The additional security checks referred to by the Secret Service spokesman screen for such items as radiological contamination but would not detect secreted biological weapons.”
And let’s not forget that somewhere within the hallowed halls of the White House, the Obamas children were sleeping soundly. Their lives could have been endangered by this unprecedented lapse in security.
What an embarrassment this administration is.