Rapper Nicki Minaj took to her twitter page today to address the Amber Rose nude pics incident after their publicity stunt backfired in Rose's face.

In a series of tweets, the truculent Minaj bashed a certain blog for writing fake stories.

"I don't address dumb shit. I always assume intelligent ppl understand these "stories" are 4 entertainment purposes only. But clearly... -_-," she tweeted to her 4 million followers. "& 4 da record, only reason I addressed this is b/c its costing some1 their job. But let it b known : u mufuckas neva cost young NICK a dime!"

As you know, Rose was fired by the prestigious CAA agency after the blog published graphic nude photos of Rose "busting it wide open" (according to my readers).

Rose admitted it was her in the pics but she accuses Minaj's boyfriend/road manager -- the immature Safaree Samuels -- of sending the pics to himself after she let him hold her laptop.

"Those pictures r 2 1/2 years old just sitting in my computer," Amber tweeted yesterday. However, my loyal reader, Renee Evans, informs me that the heels Amber is seen wearing in the slutty photos came out last year, not 2½ years ago as she claims. So this is yet another in Amber's repertoire of lies that came back to bite her. No wonder the modeling agency dumped her.

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Singer Lauryn Hill took her family, including baby daddy Rohan Marley, to Broadway's Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark last night. Hill, 36, who is 5 months pregnant, took snapshots with the play's cast members backstage at the Foxwoods theater in NYC.

Lauryn and her children look beautiful! Hill and Marley have 5 children together. It's unclear who the daddy of her unborn baby is after Rohan took to his Twitter page to deny the baby's paternity.

Photos by Bruce Glikas/© Broadway.com

Spotted over at Crunktastical.net

4 Fulton County jail workers -- a Fulton County Sheriff's deputy and 3 detention officers -- were taken into custody today during a FBI raid at the jail. The raid followed a yearlong sting operation conducted by the FBI.

According to the Atlanta Journal Consitution, the 4 men were cited in a federal indictment on 11 counts, ranging from possession of cocaine and marijuana with intent to distribute to extortion under color of official right.

Indicted were Brian Shelby Anthony, a detention officer, Aqeel Muhsin Rasheed, Keithan Henri James and Robert Lee Swain Jr. A fifth individual will likely be named in a separate criminal complaint to be released later, a federal official told the AJC.

The arrests comes nearly 2 weeks after a Fulton County jail inmate shot another inmate with a derringer handgun that was found hidden behind a ceiling panel.

A subsequent search of the facility turned up 20 cellphones, multiple phone chargers and plastic zippered bags full of marijuana. The jail was on lockdown today while the arrests were made.

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I guess Dwyane Wade isn't the only star caught creeping with a blonde recently. Chris Hansen, the austere host of MSNBC's long running series 'To Catch a Predator', was caught cheating on his wife with a blonde reporter while on assignment in West Palm Beach, Florida.

According to London's Daily Mail, Hansen was caught in a sting by the National Enquirer. Hansen, 51, has been engaged in a four-month affair with Kristyn Caddell, a 30-year-old news anchor for an NBC affiliate, according to Popeater.com.

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Anytime a man starts dressing up real fancy and putting lotion on his knuckles, you know he's doing it to impress somebody -- and that somebody isn't you.

By the way, the following are not my words. They belong to the Gossip Jacker. Please take your grievances to him/her, and to Choco aka Hippie who re-posted this in my comment section:

Jacked from a random message board

It looks like Dwayne and Gabby agreed to spend some time apart for unknown reasons back in late March. Since then Wade has been caught up with some Kim K. look-a-like right down to the big booty and all. He’s been seen with this Betty everywhere around Miami and it looks like Wade might have fallen for this girl… but now Gaby is trying to get back in the picture and now Dwyane is caught with his back against the wall. My girl told me that D is hardly ever with Gabs but always with this white girl. She said ALWAYS. Supposedly, one of his teammates said Wade has said that him and Gaby are on seperate paths. Shes always focused on her work and he’s looking to have more kids and he wants to have that “brady bunch” type family and even though he loves Gaby, he wants a stay-at-home Mommy for his two boys. My friend said that Dwyane has been a different person since he’s met this new girl. He’s been like a teenager in love and has really come out of his shell. So far they’ve been really good at keeping this under the radar but it won’t be long before people start noticing. She also said wouldn’t be surprised if Dwayne ends up marrying this Betty, she said he seems that in love.

Photo: Splash News Online

A woman died in a fall from the rooftop bar of the W hotel across the street from the White House in Washington DC yesterday.

The woman, who was not immediately identified, plunged 10 stories to her death after witnesses say she climbed over the railing and desperately clung to the building before losing her grip. The woman had been drinking at the rooftop bar of the W, according to the Daily Mail.

The death comes one month after two women fell 5 floors when they crashed through a window wall while "play fighting" at the W hotel in midtown Atlanta. Model LaSahawna Threatt, 30, (pictured at right) died at the scene. Her best friend, Ciara Williams, 25, remains hospitalized with serious injuries.

Falling glass from a W Hotel in Austin, Texas this month prompted the closing of the hotel until further notice. The hotel's management said 1,000 glass panes in the hotel's balconies will be replaced.

The manager of the midtown Atlanta W told the Atlanta Journal that the incidents of falling glass from balconies at the W in Texas were "quite different" and "totally unrelated" to the incident in Atlanta.

Two lawsuits have been filed by family members in connection with LaShawna Threatt's death.

Thanks to loyal reader Tiffany Ocasio for the tip!

He didn't say it in those exact words, but former child star Aaron Carter finally admitted that pop icon Michael Jackson tried to get him high and drunk so he could have his way with him. At the time, Carter, the younger brother of Backstreet Boy Nick Carter, was 15 and riding a wave of success as a teen pop star.

I never talked about it. This is the first time. I do…I miss Michael. I have spent such incredible times with him. I did things with him that nobody else did. But I was also troubled about what he did to me. Yes, he gave me wine. I mean, I could have refused, but I was 15. He gave me cocaine. I felt weird about that and other stuff. We spoke afterwards, hours and hours, on the phone. I admired Michael, but his behavior bothered me a lot. Then my mother called the police.

I believe him. Rumors swirled for years about Jackson's interest in the adolescent Carter. But Carter consistently denied the rumors. Carter, now 23, fit the profile of the young, white tenderoni's that Jackson was attracted to. Jackson even dyed his eldest son's hair to make him look more like Carter.

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There is no doubt that singer Chris Brown influences the fashion style and trends in today's popular culture. I can't go anywhere with my MCM Visetos Cognac backpack, like the one Chris Brown has, without being stopped by young thugs asking me where I got it. I had to stop wearing it! Will Brown do the same for the brand new backpack from the Louis Stewart Collection?

The Rockstar backpack comes in black nubuck with leather pockets and leather trim, accessorized with Swarovski Crystals! Brown was spotted wearing the hawt backpack on the set of his new music video yesterday in Los Angeles. Every bag in the Louis Stewart Collection is handmade and custom ordered to your specifications and comes in a variety of colors and skins, including Ostrich and Gator!

This backpack can be yours if you hurry over to www.louisstewartcollection.com before it's sold out!

Thanks to Alex Thomas for the pics!

Earlier this week, another blog published nude pictures of socialite Amber Rose in sexually suggestive poses. You know the drill: the blog publishes the photos along with some made up story about how they obtained the photos, then the celebrity who leaked the photos takes to Twitter.com and plays the "victim" accusing the blog of stealing the pictures, blah, blah, blah.

Normally I don't waste your time with this nonsense as we are a family-oriented blog. But now comes word that Amber, who is bisexual, is accusing her ex-boyfriend, Kanye West, of leaking the photos to the seedy blog.

I don't believe it, especially since this chick will do ANYTHING for attention these days. But it is blog worthy just the same. :)

"The company that I was working with no longer wants to work with me because of these pics and that prevents me from getting money to take care of my family," she tweeted on her Twitter page yesterday. I didn't know Amber had a family, and I didn't know she was working? did you?

The company that I was working with no longer wants to work with me because of these pics and that prevents me from getting money to take care of my family. Its a messed up situation when someone so evil comes into ur life and tries to destroy it. I know I'm not the only girl in the world that has taken pics like that but they were very private. I'm sorry for letting my young Rosebuds down. Pls understand this was a result of trusting a person that didn't deserve my trust. I have cried for the past 2 days but I know this to shall p#!@%*#. Thank u for all of ur support.

Update: According to the Huffington Post, Mark Halperin was suspended from his position as an analyst on MSNBC this morning.

We here at Sandrarose.com wholeheartedly believe in the Constitutional right to free speech. But what MSNBC's Mark Halperin said about U.S. President Barack Obama went way over the line of common decency and respect.

According to the Washington Post blog, Halperin, a political analyst on MSNBC, called Obama "a dick" during Thursday morning's live broadcast of “Morning Joe.”

Halperin asked if there was a 7-second delay on because he wanted to comment on "how the president behaved" during a press conference that Obama held on Wednesday. Halperin then said, "I thought he was kind of a dick yesterday."

Halperin immediately apologized for his "joke" when he was told there was no 7-second delay -- but his apology was neither honest nor sincere. Remember, Haperin asked if there was a 7-second delay on, so he knew what he was going to say before he said it.

The left-wing media is treating Halperin's comments as a slip of the tongue, or a "gaffe" -- this is the codeword they use when they hold one of their own in high regard, and they don't want to ruin his career.

Imagine what would have happened if Glenn Beck or Sean Hannity called Obama "a dick" on live television.

Watch excerpts of what he said below:

As predicted, Beyonce's album, 4, has bombed spectacularly. The projected first week sales figures are in -- and they are not good.

Beyonce will be #1 next week, but 4 will sell only 273K, her lowest 1st week sales since her debut album, Dangerously in Love, was released back in 2003. I'm still trying to get my confidential source on the phone to tell me what the mood is at Sony/Columbia records. I'll let you know what he says.

From Hitsdailydouble.com:

Fresh off her triumph on closing night at Glastonbury, Columbia diva Beyonce’s 4 will debut at #1 next week on the HITS album chart with between 275-300k in first-week sales. Her previous album, ‘08’s multiple Grammy winning I Am… Sasha Fierce, debuted with 463k, but that was during the Q4 sales rush in November.
Those figures are based on one-day sales from those music retailers around the country not augmenting their income by selling illegal fireworks out of the back door.

SoCal rapper Big Sean’s Finally Famous: The Album, his feature-length debut after a series of critically acclaimed “Finally Famous” mixtapes, is the first release under Kanye West’s new deal for his G.O.O.D. Music label, through Island Def Jam Music Group, and should do in the 90-95 range.

According to the NY Daily News, a Phoenix teen has been arrested and charged with 1st degree murder in connection with the beating death of his girlfriend's 3-year-old daughter.

Martwane Mackey, 18, is also charged with beating Ty'Shea Austin's 1-year-old sister, Zariah, but the toddler survived. Mackey's girlfriend, Qnique Thues, was at work at the time. The couple lived together.

Mackey waited hours before calling 911 from a pay phone on Sunday. When police arrived, they found Mackey holding a limp Ty'Shea in his arms.

Mackey admitted to biting and slapping Ty'Shea to revive her after she had a "choking and respiratory incident" at home. He denied killing her.

Officers saw bruises and bite marks on Ty'Shea's head and body, and police say little Zariah had similar injuries. She was hospitalized and is in stable condition.

"He's a monster, and people need to know he's a monster," Rhonda Brown, Ty'Shea and Zariah's grandmother, told ABC 15 News. "I don't think death is good enough for him, I think he needs to be beaten like he beat her."

The family can't afford to pay funeral expenses to bury Ty'Shea. Donations can be made through any Wells Fargo branch to the Ty'Shea and Zariah Memorial Fund, or via the account number 9373518860.

Apparently Kelly Rowland is still under Mathew Knowles' spell. The "Motivation" singer tweeted the above message urging her nearly 1 million followers on her Twitter.com to run out and buy Beyonce's album, 4, which dropped yesterday. It's sad that Kelly still feels the need to kiss up to Beyonce, even though Kelly has the #1 song in the country. That was nice of her to help boost Bey's sales figures. But let's see if Bey returns the favor.

It's a sure bet that Bey won't ask her 1.3 million followers on Twitter -- to go cop Kelly's album, Here I Am, when it drops on July 26, because Bey is too good to tweet like common folk.

As I told you yesterday, the "planking" craze has taken over black Twitter. Here are NBA stars, Basketball Wives, and baby mama's laying down in unusual places. That's Gilbert Arenas and Dwight Howard double planking a luggage rack above. Hopefully this silly fad will fizzle out by the end of the week.

Tami Roman (Basketball Wives) planks her mom

Evelyn Lozada (Basketball Wives) lays face down on an unsanitary baby changing station inside a public restroom (that's just nasty)

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Ryan Cameron, host of V-103's midday Ryan Cameron show, interviewed Metta World Peace, formerly Ron Artest who plays for the Los Angeles Lakers. Metta, who's in the process of legally changing his name, discussed playing in Finland, his rap remix of YC's "Racks On Racks", featuring Taz and D&D, and Metta wants the world to call him simply "Metta Peace", no middle name necessary.

Listen to the interview


Listen to Metta's Racks On Racks Remix


Source: Tamika McConnaughey, Producer, The Ryan Cameron Show

Friends Gabrielle Union and Dwayne Wade were pictured at the 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon' Premiere in Times Square in NYC yesterday. After walking the red carpet, the two went their separate ways. It's good to see ex-lovers remain friends, isn't it?
Photo: Getty Images

R&B singer Rihanna gripped her butt cheek during her performance at the Staples Center in Los Angeles yesterday. My spies tell me that the real reason singer Cee-Lo dropped out of the LOUD tour is because he thinks he's a bigger star than Rihanna is, and he resented opening for her. Speaking of Rihanna, she is tapped to host the Grand Opening of the new Vision, now called Reign. The occasion is also owner Alex Gidewon's 40th birthday party.
Photos: Splash News Online

It sure looks like it. Keys, 30, and her hubby were spotted arriving at the Bowery to meet her fans and sign autographs yesterday. The couple have one son together. An 8-month-old boy named Egypt.Photo: Dara Kushner/INFphoto.com

A Twitter user posted this tweet on Twitter.com earlier today:

Knowing that EVERY penis started out as a vagina should help u to better understand why some men are such bitches

Twitter user @bprocks56, a male, asked: "how is that when Adam was created before Eve? #blankstare"

I saw this as a teachable moment: clearly some people aren't aware that all embryos have the same female genitalia until about the 8-12 weeks of gestation. This is why the sex of a baby can't be determined by ultrasound until after the sex organs are formed.

Here are male and female 9 week old embryos. Can you tell which is which? Click here to see the answer.

Image source: DM

Socialite Deiondra Sanders recently sat down with Danity over at Celebrity VIP Lounge for an intimate interview. You may know Deiondra as football legend Deion Sanders' daughter. If you don't recognize her, it's because she used to be black before she decided that life was easier as a blond, er, I mean as a LSLH chick.

You longtime Sandrarose.com regulars were first introduced to Deiondra as Nia Riley's ex-lover. Nia is music producer Teddy Riley's spawn. Sanders will probably spend the rest of her life denying any sexual relationship with Nia. What we do know for sure is that Sanders provided support -- financially and maybe emotionally -- for Nia.

When her dad Teddy stopped supporting Nia, who refused to get a job because working is so beneath her, Deiondra moved Nia into her spacious Atlanta home and tossed her the keys to her Mercedes that Deion bought her. Deiondra also let Nia wear all her expensive name brand clothes.

In her interview with CVL, Deiondra totally disavows any of this. But can you blame her? It turns out that Nia really is the arrogant, narcissistic, broke, wannabe "model" that we thought she was. The only thing a man, or woman, can do for Nia Riley is give her a place to live and pay all of her bills. That's because she thinks she's entitled to your money if she lets you believe she's your lover -- as she did with poor Deiondrea.

DANITY: Ok, now onto some juicy goodness. Just last year I heard that you separated from your rumored bisexual mate Nia Riley, Teddy Riley’s daughter. Was the breakup really as nasty as it was reported? Can you clear up any rumors there??

DEIONDRA: Ok, first and foremost, I AM NOT BISEXUAL. (Laughs) I have nothing against bisexuals. In fact, I have bisexual friends of course but that’s just not my cup of tea and that’s all I have to say about that subject.

DANITY: Ok so, last fall it was rumored that Chad Ochocinco took you out on a date in Atlanta after a Bengals and Falcons game. Was there ever a love connection between you and Chad or was that just an innocent get together that the paps photographed?

DEIONDRA: OMG! I’ve gotten so much static about Chad and I. I know Chad through my dad. We are more like brother and sister. Chad and my dad work out and train together from time to time…that’s all. He’s a great guy with a wealth of knowledge but that’s it. Sorry America. No romance story here.

Boxing champ Floyd Mayweather, Jr. is seen leaving his hotel in New York City today with his kids, Iyanna, left, and Koraun. Mayweather, 34, is coming out of retirement again because his spending habit is spinning out of control and he has mouths to feed. In 2010, Mayweather was hit with domestic abuse charges for beating the mother of his three children in front of the kids. If convicted on all charges, Mayweather faces up to 34 years in prison.


Thanks to Lady Jia for uploading episode 4 of VH1's tasteless, but juicy scripted series "Single Ladies"! It gives me great pleasure to inform you that "Single Ladies" beat out "Barbeque Wives" in both of their time slots in the television ratings for Monday night! That's significant because this is BBQ Wives' 3rd season and it took "Single Ladies" only 4 episodes to surpass them! :lol:

Here is more proof that black men LOVE big women: singer Fantasia Barrino is gaining weight in preparation for the biggest acting role of her career. She's set to portray Mahalia Jackson in a movie on the Gospel singer's storied life. Meanwhile, over the weekend, Fantasia vacationed in St. Kitts with her boyfriend Antwaun Cook. If you recall, this is the man who Fantasia almost took her life for after their love affair sparked headlines all over the blogs two years ago.

The couple went snorkeling in the clear blue waters off St. Kitts yesterday. Barrino, 26, had performed at the annual St. Kitts Music Festival over the weekend and stayed on for a few days with a group of family and friends, including her nine-year-old daughter Zion.

It's not her weight that made Antwaun fall madly in love with Fantasia. It's something else. There's another male industry exec who is head over heels in love with Fantasia. I can't divulge his name, but he can't stop talking about her. I tease him endlessly about his infatuation with her, lol.

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Singer Alicia Keys kissed her wax figure at the unveiling of her likeness at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in NYC yesterday. Alicia is in town helping to produce Lydia R. Diamond's play "Stick Fly" this Fall. "I'm passionate about this play because it is so beautifully written and portrays black America in a way that we don't often get to see in entertainment," Keys said in a statement. She also re-released her debut album, Songs in A Minor, today as a special 10th anniversary deluxe collector's edition.

I wonder how much Beyonce had to beg Jay-Z tp show up at her record launch party and special one-off gig at O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire in London last night? We know Jay Z is a narcissist who only thinks of himself. He rarely supports his wife's endeavors, but he expects her to be front and center whenever he's in the spotlight. Don't you hate people like that? Jay Z had been spotted watching tennis at Wimbledon, which caused him to arrive late to Beyonce's gig.

Photos: Splash News Online

The Internet craze "planking" made headlines around the world last month when a young man fell to his death from a hotel balcony in Brisbane, Queensland. According to London tabloid the Daily Mail, the man tried to "plank" himself by laying across the balcony railing.

Planking involves participants lying down in unusual places and then uploading pictures of themselves to social networking websites.

Ever since planking claimed it's first victim, there have been other deaths and serious injuries connected to the fad. What once was strictly isolated to groups of idle middle class teens on Facebook has now reached black Twitter.

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Last year, the Russell Simmons-owned website Globalgrind.com took steps to cease scraping websites and blogs for their content. But not before building his prominent Internet brand off the backs of hard working bloggers without our permission.

It took many complaints and numerous negative write ups on blogs before Simmons and Global Grind stopped stealing our content.

In a post titled Global Grind Copies Content, Patrick O'Keefe detailed how Simmons and Global Grind rose to the top of the blog rankings by scraping content from established blogs (such as mine) as if the content originated on Global Grind.

This strategy helped Global Grind position its brand in the global marketplace which enabled Simmons to secure lucrative sponsorships from large corporations.

Simmon's seedy reputation was further tarnished by the RUSH pre-paid debit card controversy, which has been well-documented. It seemed Rush had no qualms about stealing from his own people. Now an urban blogger has come forward to expose yet another one of Global Grind's questionable business strategies.

According to Michelle Brown, who is enrolled in Global Grind's ad network, she has not been paid for advertising on her blog since January, 2011. According to brown, owner of Straightfromthea.com, she was told by GG's accountant, Deepa Shah, that another ad network, Adify, is tasked with paying bloggers their Global Grind revenue for advertising.

Brown was given the runaround by Shah in a series of confusing email exchanges, in which Ms. Shah explains that Global Grind paid out ad revenue to Adify, and now Adify was responsible for disbursing the money to bloggers in its ad network. You can read those emails below.

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Kanye West recently signed 2 Nigerian artists to his G.O.O.D. Music label. One of them is D'banj, who, according to Upscale Hype, attended the 2011 BET Awards styled in a pair of Christian Louboutin Mika Raja flats ($2,395) from the Spring/Summer 2011 Collection. I would rather see a man dressed like D'banj than one dressed like those untamed beasts who roam the urban landscape with their pants hanging off their butts, like Lil Wayne and that ilk. We have to do better.

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They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but in rapper Drake's case it's got to be annoying. Drake's late night, drunken phone call to a past love (who has found a love of her own) stirred something deep inside other artists, who found it necessary to record their own versions of "Marvin's Room", even though no one asked them to.

The only version I listened to -- or I should say, tolerated -- was white soul singer JoJo's. Unfortunately, her fake emotion wasn't very convincing. With Drake, you can feel his pain. He knows it's his loss when he tells her, "The woman that I would try/ is happy with a good guy/ but I've been drinking so much/ that I'ma call her anyway and say/ f*ck that nigga that you love so bad..."

You have to know that kind of pain to make others feel it. No one makes you feel heartache like Drake. All other artists need to fall in line behind him because they'll never be first as long as he's breathing. As Neo would say, he's The One!

Chris Brown's "Marvin's Room" remix is on the other side

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Last week, Newsweek tantalized their followers on Twitter.com by posting a snippet of this week's cover along with a challenge to guess what it was. No one guessed that it was a photoshopped image of Princess Diana -- as she would look today -- walking with her daughter-in-law, Kate Middleton.

Princess Diana would have been 50 on Friday, but the Newsweek graphic artists digitally altered her likeness to make her look closer to 60. Naturally, the British people are howling mad at Newsweek's Diana at 50 cover. The cover story: "If She Were Here Now", was written with care by Tina Brown.

The issue is on newsstands, iPad, iPhone and your Kindle today.

In case you were wondering who dressed Hosea Chanchez for the BET Awards, wonder no more. AKOO styled the star of BET's 'The Game' for his red carpet appearance at the Shrine Auditorium in Hollywood.

From PRWeb.com:

Ralph Reynolds, Creative Director for AKOO Clothing and Vice President of RP55 Group, was commissioned to design a custom suit to be worn by Hosea Chanchez during his BET Awards presentation debut on June 26, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. “I’m honored that Hosea reached out me, I’ve been a big fan of his and the show The Game for quite some time,” states Reynolds. One of the unsung heroes and predecessors of urban fashion, Reynolds is responsible for launching brands such as RP55, Azzure Denim and Indigo Red. Currently, the RP55 Group ships over $20 million of apparel and accessories annually, including AKOO, Play Cloths and G-Shock. “Although urban fashion is what I’m known for, it’s a little known fact that men’s formal wear and luxury accessories are a passion point of mine. I’ve been designing custom garments for a select clientele for years. I enjoy working with Hosea because he exudes the AKOO mantra. He’s a confident and talented individual with a passion for community empowerment,” explains Reynolds.

Hosea Chanchez, star of BET’s hit sitcom The Game, is the founder of the WATCHMEWIN Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of urban youth through mentorship, leadership development, encouragement and empowerment. From actor, philanthropist and fashion trendsetter, Hosea is truly today’s modern man who wants to wear clothes that reflect his passion, personality and lifestyle.