A couple of sharp eyed readers hit me up to ask what is the name of the bracelets that rappers Drake and T.I. have been wearing lately. I have no clue, but I will ask Fashionista Sarah Chapman, who is busy preparing for her upcoming fashion blog's launch date.
According to loyal reader Daneee, the bracelets might be from the Loren Jewelry line of diamond ball bracelets, which you can view here.
The bracelet Drake and T.I. are wearing might be the 10 diamond pavé ball bracelet, which is pure silver with 10 ct. diamonds and black string. The bracelets will set you back anywhere from $2,000 up to $13,000. Or you can find knock offs that are sure to spring up now that Drake, T.I., Kim Kardashian, LeBron James and others are now rocking them.
Update II, 1:53 pm ET:
This is Chantel Watkins. I've met you several times around Atlanta at events. I work for Jermaine Dupri at So So Def.
I was on your site and noticed that you were asking about Drake and T.I.'s bracelets. I am not sure who the designer is of the Drake's bracelets, but T.I.'s bracelets are by HONESTY Jewelry. Myself and Nicole Jones (MLB wife Nicole Jones-Chicago White Sox and ex Atlanta Braves Andruw Jones wife) are owners of HONESTY Jewelry. We launched the line a year ago. We have 2 lines; an affordable line and we recently launched our diamond collection. T.I. is wearing 2 bracelets from our diamond line.
T.I. purchased the HONESTY bracelets from us personally about 3 weeks ago. Please check out of our site when you get a chance. We have pictures of Tiny, Nelly and other celebrities wearing our pieces.
Update III, 1:58 pm:
And this from celebrity photographer Thaddaeus, who is Young Jeezy's personal photographer:
Those bracelets are called Shockra designed by my man Sako the same guy who makes all them designer zshock watches you see everybody wearing.
Hip Hop's royal couple, T.I. and Tiny, were spotted arriving at Guys and Dolls in Beverly Hills last night.
Music producer Timbaland, left, was spotted on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills yesterday. Someone told me the ladies are really loving these big men and they are shying away from the thug life. I guess big men have become the new thugs?
I edited this post to add this pic of Sean Combs and Nicki Minaj partying with T.I., Tiny and Amber Rose at Guys & Dolls in Beverly Hills. I had no clue that was Nicki. She looks regular now huh? This new look is probably a result of Sean switching up her image now that she's under his management. She looked like an azz clown before he took over her career. I'm sure Sean knows that in order for her to be taken seriously, she had to come with a new look and leave that Barbie crap alone.
T.I. and Tiny were spotted out in Beverly Hills where they hit up T.I.'s favorite Louis Vuitton boutique on Rodeo Drive. That's the boutique where my loyal reader works, and it's where T.I.'s staff ordered his large Christopher backpack replacement after he lost his favorite bag two years ago.
It took two years for LV to finally deliver his Christopher backpack earlier this year. The custom ordered backpack set him back $9,000! According to my personal shopper, Tavius, who works at the Louis Vuitton store here in Phipps plaza, T.I. couldn't order that backpack today because Louis Vuitton has stopped taking custom orders for soft leather pieces. That's too bad because I sure wanted to order a small backpack in the white Damier Azur.
T.I. and Tiny sip champagne as they shop.
then they walked outside and climbed into his red Ferrari that T.I. keeps at their West coast residence. Tiny is wearing the popular Christian Louboutin spiked sneakers.
See what a little daily exercise can do? 72-year-old Ernestine Shepherd has a bangin' body! She leads an exercise class for senior citizens in Baltimore, MD. Ernestine was born during the Roosevelt administration. That was before the Internet, rap music videos, and other lazy distractions that can turn a pretty woman's head.
Back in those days, real men worked or served their country in the military -- not hung out on street corners smoking weed all day like our boys do now. So Ernestine has always had a work mentality. She knows that in order to achieve great results you have to work hard -- something that our youth today don't have a concept of. If she can teach a class, plus runs 10 miles a day and work out with a personal trainer, you can do it too!
Thanks to loyal reader Sonia for sending this video link!
I don't know if this is really Boris Kodjoe's Twitter account or not. But if it is, he has responded to ATLien's post on her blog about him messing around with a groupie who appeared on last night's episode of VH1's hit reality show "Basketball Wives."
Boris's wife, the lovely Nicole Ari Parker, is also hopping mad about the rumors that her husband might be cheating on her. She shouldn't be though. It's clear that he loves her and the kids to death. He can't help it if he's a man.
According to a credible source close to the family, Nicole is busy preparing a statement of her own to counter the rumors.
I'll bring the statement to you as soon as it is available.
A thug who ripped off a man's finger during a brazen daylight iPad heist is in police custody.
Brandon D. Smith, 20, was arrested during a routine traffic stop early Saturday. Police say Smith was one of two men who stalked the victim, 59-year-old Bill Jordan, after he purchased a $500 iPad from the Apple store at the Cherry Creek mall in Denver, Colorado on April 15th.
Mall surveillance video shows the two thieves following Jordan as he walked down a flight of stairs holding a white plastic bag with its knotted cord wrapped around his fingers. Jordan said he wound the bag's cord around his fingers as a precaution so he wouldn't drop the pricey machine.
The video shows Jordan leaving the mall through an exit to a parking deck when Smith quickly walks up behind him, snatches the bag and runs off. As Smith yanked the bag, the cord tightened on Jordan's pinky finger ripping the tip of his finger off along with the tendons, ligaments and muscle, leaving only the exposed bone.
A surgeon later amputated part of Jordan's pinky finger. Smith is being held in the Denver County jail on charges of robbery and second-degree assault.
Thanks to tips called in from the public, Denver police already knew who they were looking for when they rolled up on Smith's car at 1:14 am Saturday. His mother must be so proud of him.
Kudos to Amber Rose for having the balls to flaunt her curves in a nude unitard at Guys & Dolls last night, but maybe next time she should be more careful about her nylons? Runs in your stockings aren't sexy ... even if you're Lindsay Lohan or Miley Cyrus.
Congratulations to my attorney, Precious Anderson-Scott, and her hubby, Kashka Scott, who welcomed their first child, a boy, on Friday, April 23 at 6:30 pm! The baby's name is Jackson Worth Scott and he weighed in at a bouncing 7 lbs, 11.5 oz. Mommy and baby are doing just fine. I will post pics of the beautiful baby shower soon.
My most heartfelt appreciation and respect goes out to Precious for her diligence in keeping other high powered attorneys and their celebrity clientele off my back so I can continue to bring you the celeb gossip and news that you love!