Loyal reader Grace emailed me to say that music producer Jermaine Dupri may have dissed pseudo DJ Solange on Twitter last night. She said Solange sent this tweet to JD while he was busy Deejaying a gig at a Miami Beach Hotel.

When JD didn’t respond to her, Solo sent this tweet:

But still JD did not respond, leading Grace and others to believe that he intentionally dissed the pseudo DJ who is now his direct competition for potential future celebrity deejaying gigs.

Question: why do celebrities (and others) use Twitter.com as a text messaging service to send messages that only the recipient should care about? Is it because they are narcissists who think the world is interested in everything they have to say no matter how random or mundane the message is? Doesn’t Solange have JD’s cell phone number?

It’s interesting to note that Solange, who was staying at the same time hotel, didn’t bother to attend the party. Could it be because Solange was slightly perturbed that she wasn’t asked to DJ the party instead of JD? Then again, maybe JD dismissed her tweets because he knows that real DJs get down on wax, not on Apples.

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It was a chilly night just before Christmas last year when my good girlfriend and I decided to have dinner at Strip Restaurant inside Atlantic Station.

As we checked out the wares of the few vendors willing to brave the cold on a side street, I spotted a couple walking arm in arm past us. I noticed them only because the man looked familiar.

Once inside Strip, we were told we had a long wait for a table. So we went upstairs to wait at the bar area. There, we spotted the same couple lounging at the bar with a group of women. One of the women, Leilani, was a longtime industry associate of mine. So I called her over.

After a brief conversation, she asked me if I knew former NFL player Warren Sapp. I told her I saw him outside and I thought he looked familiar. I asked her if the woman with Sapp was his wife, and she laughed and said no. She told me she hooked Sapp up with a girlfriend of hers while he was in town on business.

She went on to say that Sapp lived on the west coast — and, no, she didn’t think he had a wife waiting for him at home while he galavanted around the A with other women. I jokingly asked Leilani — who sells real estate for a living — if setting up ballers with her girlfriends was a side hustle. But I don’t recall if she answered the question or not.

Now fast forward about 8 weeks.

According to TMZ.com, Sapp was arrested and jailed yesterday in Miami Beach on domestic battery charges for putting his foot on the neck of a woman who claimed to be his girlfriend of two years.

According to the arrest report, the woman claims Sapp allowed her to sleep in his room on Friday night. She said she was rudely awakened around 5 a.m. Saturday morning by Sapp who ordered her to leave. The woman said Sapp snatched her out of the bed and threw her bodily into the hall after accusing her of being with men the night before.

But Sapp had a different story: he told police he allowed the woman to stay in his room — but later on decided he wanted her to leave because “he was expecting company.” He said he was trying to help her and she fell. The woman sustained injuries to her knee and the back of her neck.

So the question is: was this the same “girlfriend” who I saw with Sapp in Atlanta at Strip Restaurant back in December? I wonder only because Atlanta and Miami are so geographically close. And because the strip clubs in the A have been literally emptied out by ballers, rappers and NFL players who flew their favorite dancers to Miami this weekend to entertain them and their boys in their hotels.

Sapp is in Miami doing color commentary for The NFL Network and Showtime’s “Inside the NFL.”

The NFL Network released a statement saying they were aware of the incident and that Sapp will not appear on the NFL Network until they review the matter further. We’re happy to see that The NFL Network takes domestic battery charges so seriously.

Bodyguards kept a watchful eye on Rihanna at the Pepsi Refresh Project Kickoff Party at LIV nightclub yesterday. It seems she may be still feeling the effects of her drinking binge on Friday night and Saturday morning. Rihanna hosted the event at the Fontainebleau yesterday.

Football great Deion Sanders and his lovely wife Pilar Sanders attended the Pepsi Refresh Project Kickoff Party at LIV nightclub hosted by Rihanna at the Fontainebleau in Miami Beach yesterday.

Singer Keri Hilson played it safe while performing a set for ESPN The Magazine’s NEXT Event wearing all black from head to toe again.

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Tennis star Serena Williams was surrounded by NFL players Vernon and Vontae Davis at the launch of the New Tide Plus Febreze Freshness Sport on The Recreation Deck at The W hotel on South Beach in Miami, Florida yesterday.

Actress and industry merry-go-round Gabrielle Union, left, posed with singer Kelly Rowland.

Tennis star Venus Williams, left, and Beyonce’s sister DJ Solange also attended the launch of the New Tide Plus Febreze Freshness Sport at The W hotel on South Beach in Miami, Florida yesterday.

The event was a paid gig for DJ Solange who has apparently fallen on hard times since being dropped by her label.

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Puff Daddy felt up bad girl rapper Trina on the set of her video for “Million Dollar Girl” in Miami Beach yesterday. There was a time when Puffy wouldn’t be caught dead on the set of a low budget video. But desperate times calls for desperate measures.

Rapper Nelly showed off his sparkling chops at the ESPN The Magazine’s NEXT Event held at the Fountainbleau hotel on Miami Beach yesterday.

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The year is not even 6 weeks old and Beyonce has already been hit with two major lawsuits!

It seems that Beyonce and her mother Celestine Beyince are being accused of racketeering (a federal offense) and attempting to undercut a Hong Kong company on the price of House of Dereon goods.

Bey and Tina are accused of costing apparel maker Vier International $500,000 in shady deals with the Asian company. According to legal papers filed in the U.S. District Court in Manhattan, New York on Monday (Feb. 1), Vier International owners claim executives at a NY based company (owned by Bey and Tina) and House of Dereon, conspired to order shipments of goods from Vier Int. at bargain basement prices. The goods were then “converted” to House of Dereon pieces and sold at higher prices.

According to fashion bible WWD, Bey and Tina purchased cheap garments from the Asian company but requested “manufacturer specifications” so that the garments would not need altering before going to market.

Vier International is seeking the $500,000 they lost in the shady deals with Beyonce and the two companies she has ties to or owns. Vier Int. also filed a claim under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), the same law used in most Mafia prosecutions.

A RICO conviction carries with it a stiff fine and possible prison time.

Source: Hello Beautiful

Monica, Akon, Keri Hilson, Queen Latifah, Mary J Blige, Ludacris, LL Cool J, Mike Tyson, Pharrell Williams, Pete Wentz, and others took the stage at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida to urge hip-hop and R&B fans watching live on BET to donate much-needed cash to Haiti tonight.

The people of Port au Prince, Haiti are still recovering from a 7.0-magnitude earthquake that rocked the tiny island nation Jan. 12.

Diddy told the audience and viewers across America he felt “extremely proud” to be part of the event.
Damian Marley, Justin Bieber, Nas, Mary J. Blige, former U.S. President Bill Clinton and rapper Lil Wayne – in what will be his last public appearance before starting a year-long jail sentence – were also billed to take part in the two-hour fundraiser, which aired live on many U.S. TV networks.

The event was hastily organised to benefit charities including Wyclef Jean’s Yele Haiti foundation, as well as CARE, Project Medishare and Children’s Safe Drinking Water.
George Clooney’s recent Hope For Haiti Now telethon, held last month raised over $60 million for survivors of the earthquake. Read More…

Keri Hilson played it safe tonight wearing leather pants and covering up from head to toe after catching heat for wearing next to nothing at last night’s Pepsi Fan Jam concert.

R&B Diva Monica performed

Chris Brown and LL Cool J both performed

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They say pop singer Rihanna was so drunk after a night of club hopping in Miami Beach that she had to be propped up and half carried to a waiting car after her last stop!

Witnesses say Rihanna was paid a substantial fee ($20,000) to make a 30-minute appearance at Mansion nightclub on S. Beach last night. “All she had to do was show her face for 30 minutes, but she couldn’t do that,” said a spy.

Rihanna showed up an hour late and was led into the club through a back alley. But once inside the club, she told friends she didn’t feel well and she was led right back out the same door. “She didn’t look so hawt,” said the spy who added that RiRi’s supposed boyfriend Matt Kemp was nowhere to be seen. “She could hardly keep her eyes open,” said the spy.

Poor baby.


Hours later, Rihanna was still drinking, under heavy security, out by the pool at the Fountainebleu hotel on Miami Beach today.

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Christine Beatty, mistress of ex-Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, is looking for a new start. So she’s reportedly moving to Atlanta, according to the AJC.

Beatty, 39, wants to put some distance between herself and her sordid past as the jump off to the married Kilpatrick. Both Beatty and Kilpatrick served time in prison for lying under oath about their affair. The scandalous affair came to light after a Detroit newspaper published some of the thousands of explicit text messages sent between the lovers.

Beatty has already landed a new consulting job in Atlanta, where she will live with her two daughters, according to Detroit newspapers. Beatty attended Howard University during the time Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed was a student there.

Interestingly enough, I saw Reed shopping at Lenox Square Mall last month, and he was with a woman who closely resembles Beatty.

Studies show that 60% of married men cheat on their wives with co-workers in the work place. Beatty served as Kilpatrick’s chief of staff from 2002 to 2008.

A source close to Keyshia Cole reached out to Sandrarose.com exclusively today to inform us that “Keyshia is fine.” The source said Keyshia is not in a hospital and she did not have a baby last night.

Rampant rumors that Keyshia went into labor last night spread across the Internet, and by this morning, the rumor mongers claimed Keyshia had delivered a baby boy.

“Not true,” said the source who indicated that Keyshia may have experienced Braxton Hicks contractions, which are normal during the last few weeks of pregnancy.

For a first time mom like Keyshia, Braxton Hicks contractions can feel like she’s going into labor.

Braxton Hicks contractions are a tightening of the uterine walls for one or two hours as the uterus prepares to give birth. The contractions can also be caused by the growing baby impinging on a full bladder. So urinating can sometimes ease the symptoms.

Adequate hydration (drinking plenty of water) can relieve the symptoms. Also, breathing exercises and lying on the left side can ease the pain of Braxton hicks contractions.

Active movement (such as exercising) will relieve Braxton Hicks contractions whereas it won’t with real labor contractions.

As always, any medical information published on this blog is not intended as a substitute for informed medical advice and you should not take any action before consulting with a health care professional.

If singer/songwriter Keri Hilson was trying to bring attention to herself, it worked! Everybody’s talking about her shocking attire at yesterday’s Pepsi Jam Fan concert in Miami, Florida. Keri sauntered onstage wearing a shirt/dress thingy with NO panties underneath!

One male music exec in Miami called me to say Keri has changed her style and he very much appreciates her new look! “She’s has a sexy body,” he said.

Rumors continue to swirl that Keri is bisexual and carrying on a torrid romance with a close female friend who is married with children. The woman sometimes travels with Keri’s entourage and is said to be in Miami with her now.

But a source close to Keri’s camp denies the rumors. She says Keri is still in love with her longtime boyfriend whom she’s known since high school. “Unless they broke up within the last two months, they’re still together,” said the insider. The friend said Keri might have been instructed to keep her boyfriend out of the limelight which helped spark the bisexual rumors.

It’s interesting to note that Keri has not denied the rumors either via her PR or on her Twitter page.

There is no confirmation that R&B singer Keyshia Cole went into labor or experienced labor pains last night. Anyone who has had a baby knows it is too early — Keyshia’s due date is next month.

Rumors that Keyshia had gone into labor and delivered a baby boy last night spread like wildfire across the Internet fueled by incorrect information posted on social networking website Twitter.com yesterday evening during the Heat vs. Cavs game on TNT.

Keyshia’s fiance, Daniel “Boobie” Gibson, who plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers, was late getting to the arena for last night’s game, prompting speculation that he was at the hospital with Keyshia who was about to give birth.