Hey Sandra:

I ran across this website and wanted to know your thoughts. I'm a brown skinned beauty with a gorgeous 10 month old son. His father is DJ Chuck T (the DList Mixtape DJ who leaked Lil Wayne's Album). He has chose to be with a LSLH/mixed "model" and her three children (by another man) while his son and I are on the other side of town fending for ourselves.

He refuses to see the child at my place "out of respect" for the girlfriend. He blogs about his "baby mama" issues on twitter all day trying to gain sympathy. I've been called a "basic bitch," "bum," and his recent pleas have been for 50 cent to save me like he did Officer Ricky's baby mama so he can lower his child support payments (www.twitter.com/djchuckt).

He filed for visitation/custody when our son was less than a month old. The girlfriend, his mother and sister have coached him on how to provoke me to anger then record the aftermath for court. It's just wrong on so many levels. What's your advice?

Jenny J.

If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people...Virginia Woolf

The paps caught up with producer Pharrell Williams and his new chick yesterday. She's an amazon but she doesn't fit the standard cookie cutter image that these rappers usually go for. She looks a little on the young side, but cute. Don't like the bob even though short hair is so in now (I'm trying to convince my friend of that).


B-list music mogul Sean Combs joined C-list celebs Polow Da Don, Rich Boy and Chris Brown at a party in midtown Atlanta last night. I don't even know what the party was for.

My boy Kevin Wales was there (in the black jacket on left). Me and him go way back to my humble beginnings as an industry photographer. He always kept me in the loop when Puffy came to town. He also managed Another Bad Creation boy group back in the day. Remember them?

This beauty had Chris Brown cheesing and grinning like a fool. I thought he didn't like brown skin honeys, only LSLH chicks?

Photos courtesy of Prince Williams/ATLPics.net

I'm sure most of you have seen this already. I was out & about last night so I missed the latest update on this story. But as many of us suspected, this story was bogus right from the start.

I think most of us bloggers acted irresponsibly in our handling of this story. This is a classic case of jumping the gun before we got all of our ducks in a row. It illustrates the importance of not relying on blogs for your news.

When an industry cat called me about this story on Wednesday, the last thing he said to me was, "make sure you do your research before you post this." But like a dummy, I didn't listen to him.

I missed major red flags right from the start. Such as the fact that the source was a random, anonymous chick on Twitter(!). The supposedly "sealed" court documents that she posted online were incomplete and missing vital information such as a docket # and the jurisdiction/courts where the papers were filed in.

If this story was legit, she would have gone mainstream with it. And to use the excuse that the mainstream media didn't pick up on this story because they're not aware of who Pretty Ricky or Pleasure P are, is ridiculous.

I've seen the media get worked up over lesser known urban artists than them!

The reality is that media outlets like TMZ.com and People.com used caution and common sense in not running with a with a totally unsubstantiated story that had the potential to ruin lives and careers.

Here's Pleasure P's official statement that was posted on Atlantic Records website yesterday:

The following statement was issued by Marcus Cooper p/k/a Pleasure P through his attorney Robert Meloni, Meloni & McCaffrey, P.C., [Contact info removed].

"All of the recent rumors and accusations that are being circulated about me are 100% false. They are disgusting and vile; and they are being spread by individuals with their own sick agendas. The purported documents that are also being circulated are forgeries. I have never met or known anyone by the name of "AGoldstein" or Laura Goldstein or Ashley Goldstein, which I believe are fictitious names. I have never been represented by an attorney named Goldstein. For someone to go to such depths to assassinate my character and slander my good name is truly criminal. My attorneys are investigating this matter and will take all necessary and appropriate action to protect my name and reputation."

Kudos to loyal reader BlackBarbie404 for the tip!

The mark of a great style icon is the ability to spark trends and influence the personal style of others. In a sense, Rihanna is that chick who sparks movements in fashion.

Don't believe me? Check out the jacket that D-list rapper Lola Monroe is wearing in these pics. Notice the spiked embellishment on the shoulders? Rihanna started that.

RiRi may not be a great singer, and her album may have flopped, but you can't deny her style influence on her peers!

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This was sent to me by a loyal reader who asked to remain anonymous. It appears to be a cover shoot that XXl magazine is working on for their Jan/Feb 2010 issue.

The Freshman class boasts such notable up-and-coming rappers as Nicki Minaj, Nipsey Hustle and Wiz Khalifa. But looks whose name did not make the list.

I'll let my loyal reader tell it:

What's good!!! I cant tell you how, but I got my hands on the XXL's top freshman class. The issue is most likely going to be the Jan/Feb issue. The talk around the office is that Drake's people didn't think it was a good look for him to be on the cover with unproven artists, so there are some fill ins and im sure you can tell who they are. One Love p.s. I took the pics on my blackberry so they kinda blurry.


Doesn't Drake look like his biological genes got mixed up with a rat's?

It seems that the president has pulled rank (again) to protect one of his friends from public scrutiny. According to online reports, Desiree Rogers, the embattled Social Secretary whose office dropped the ball last week allowing party crashers to embarrass the president at the 1st state dinner, will not be required to testify before Congress today.

So much for Obama's promise of transparency in his administration.

Wasn't it her job to make sure Obama's prestigious guests were greeted properly at the gate and not by Security? As a White House employee who represents the people, the public has a right to know exactly what went wrong -- even though we can pretty much guess.

The decision is not likely to be contested by Democrats on the House Homeland Security Committee, saving Rogers a potentially embarrassing turn in the hearing-room spotlight. Since Rogers was only invited, not subpoenaed, to testify by the ranking Republican on the committee, New York Representative Pete King, she faces no legal consequences for declining to attend. [link]

But this will only add fuel to the fire that Obama hired his Chicago cronies as a political favor, and they have no clue what they are doing in the Obama administration.

Thanks to loyal reader Geoffrey for the tip!