Jay Z’s former business partner sentenced to 5 years in prison

You can add Kareem “Biggs” Burke’s name to the long list of former Jay Z associates doing time in federal prison.

In fact, just about everyone Jay Z has done business with has been arrested for offenses ranging from drug dealing to kidnapping and assault.

Burke and 50 others were nabbed in a federal drug sting called “Operation Green Venom,” which targeted dealers responsible for moving most of the pot in the city.

Jay Z is an admitted former drug dealer who sold crack cocaine in the Marcy projects of Brooklyn. Jay Z went on to launch a successful rap career glorifying drug dealing and the gangsters he grew up with.

From the NY Daily News:

A former Jay-Z business partner who invested in Roc-A-Fella Records pleaded guilty Thursday to participating in a massive marijuana trafficking ring, federal prosecutors said.

Kareem (Biggs) Burke, 38, faces five to six years in prison during his sentencing May 18 for conspiring to distribute more than 100 kilos of marijuana, said Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara.

Under the plea deal, Burke agreed to forfeit cash, his house and a BMW, Bharara said.

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    126 Responses to “Jay Z’s former business partner sentenced to 5 years in prison”

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      LadeeA says:

      *running as fast as I can from that closeup of Grandpa Jay* :crying:

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      Roc says:

      He turned his life around. Fall back. I’m sure we ALL have associates that haven’t been perfect, but were able to become better. This article is ridiculous.

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      Ms.Fashion says:

      LadeeA says:

      *running as fast as I can from that closeup of Grandpa Jay*

      ____________

      You and me both!!! :kona:

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      Xena68 says:

      That pic gives me a strong urge for a pack of Marlboro’s.

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      JMO says:

      Xena68 says:

      That pic gives me a strong urge for a pack of Marlboro’s.
      __________________________________________________________

      :rofl:

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      Usual Suspect says:

      Under the plea deal, Burke agreed to forfeit cash, his house and a BMW, Bharara said.

      *Wonders where the remaining assests are?

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      Anna says:

      Roc says:

      He turned his life around. Fall back. I’m sure we ALL have associates that haven’t been perfect, but were able to become better. This article is ridiculous.

      ~~~~
      True but shouldn’t a grown man night continue to have those types of ppl still in his circle?

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      Got You ShO_ok says:

      Jay-Z could play present-day Bill Cosby in the story about his life.

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      Bird says:

      Now that don’t make no damn sense, but I know how nigras love to try to flip their money. I know a lottery winner who used a portion of his annual check to do the same. I guess that’s easier than figuring how to live off a massive amount of money.

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      Anna says:

      Sorry, trying to sneak. “Shouldn’t a grown man not continue to have those types of ppl……….

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      LadeeA says:

      *running as fast as I can from that closeup of Grandpa Jay*
      _______________________
      :yes: :blink:

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      Roc says:

      @ Anna, Jay and Biggs are NOT friends anymore. All that ended with the dissolution of their business dealings with Rocafella. If I know this, then I know Sandra does also.

    14. 14

      I smell mothballs when I look at that pic of Jay

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      yallcrazy says:

      Ummm why is he holding his lips like that? :notcute:

      #lateagane

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      Phrozen1der says:

      Chewed grass anyone?? :coffee:

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      Anna says:

      Roc says:

      @ Anna, Jay and Biggs are NOT friends anymore. All that ended with the dissolution of their business dealings with Rocafella. If I know this, then I know Sandra does also.

      ~~~~~~~~~
      Thanks.

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      Bird says:

      Usual Suspect says:

      Under the plea deal, Burke agreed to forfeit cash, his house and a BMW, Bharara said.
      —————————
      *Wonders where the remaining assests are?
      ****************************

      My thing is, why is he forfeiting anything? Didn’t have Biggs have hte legitimate funds to buy all of that stuff? AND he gotta do 5 years? What kind of lawyer did he have? Was he the head of the whole operation?

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      MZ_CARAM3L74 says:

      Jay isn’t a prize to look at,but he has swag for days.

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      KishaMinyonn says:

      I have nothing on topic, but FeFe and that damn gravi. I know I said it before.

    21. 21

      Chewed grass anyone??
      _________________
      :rofl:

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      Anna says:

      MZ_CARAM3L74 says:

      Jay isn’t a prize to look at,but he has swag for days.

      ~~~~~~~
      That’s how I feel about Snoop & T I.

    23. 23

      oh. here i thought :blunt: was sold by the pound while :snort: was sold by the kilo. the things u learn :coffee:

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      Roc says:

      @ Bird…Dame is broke now too. You know a lot of them spend like crazy because they think the money isn’t ever going to stop.

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      yallcrazy says:

      For Fay :kiss:

      1 Kilo = 2.2 lbs. #knowledgeispower :lol:

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      Ms.Fashion says:

      MZ_CARAM3L74 says:

      Jay isn’t a prize to look at,but he has swag for days.

      _________

      :no: His face looks like its been dragged for days.

      IMO of Course

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      yallcrazy says:

      Also known as keys :coffee:
      ===============================================
      :waves: Choco, Bord, and Roc

      :nippletest: @Phro :lol:

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      JMO says:

      Phrozen1der says:

      Chewed grass anyone?? :coffee:
      _________________________________________________

      :rofl:

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      yallcrazy says:

      Of course @MsFashion :rofl:

      *Bird-26

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      JMO says:

      :think: With them lips ….. nah, I’ll save it for freaky friday :dance:

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      yallcrazy says:

      Jmo, If I woulda seen you 2 seconds ago, your name would have been in 26 #lazy :grill:

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      Phrozen1der says:

      :yahoo: @Yall

    34. 34

      With them lips ….. nah, I’ll save it for freaky friday
      _____________________
      :yawn: :lol:

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      yallcrazy says:

      Chewed grass as in cow lips? :rofl:

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      MZ_CARAM3L74 says:

      Ms.Fashion says:

      MZ_CARAM3L74 says:
      Jay isn’t a prize to look at,but he has swag for days.
      _________
      His face looks like its been dragged for days.
      IMO of Course
      *****************
      :rofl:

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      yallcrazy says:

      Does that ( :yahoo: ) mean they’re hard (right now)? :coffee: #vividimagination :rofl:

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      Ms.Fashion says:

      yallcrazy says:

      Chewed grass as in cow lips?

      ____________

      No @Yall as in camel. He that missing Madagascar character. :lol:

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      Phrozen1der says:

      @Yall yup…it’s cold in here I’m actually wearing a scarf :lol:

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      yallcrazy says:

      :thinking: Hmmmm, I guess 5-6 yrs sentence ain’t really all THAT BAD :shrug: #imnotgoingthough :no:

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      Roc says:

      Hey Yall :hi:

      I had to go look up the emotes…I haven’t been on here in too long :rofl:

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    43. 43

      @Yall yup…it’s cold in here I’m actually wearing a scarf
      _____________________
      Im wearing fall clothes as well #FREEZING

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      yallcrazy says:

      :whistle: <–blowing hot air onto Phro's nips :lol: #helpful
      :waves: <–your scarf is no longer needed :rofl:

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      Usual Suspect says:

      :waves: @ Ya’ll

    46. 46
      Usual Suspect says:

      What Dimpz :hug: How ya doing today?

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      I Go There says:

      Damn yall mean

      :lol:

    48. 48

      I’m good! :hug: I’ve been sleep all weekend. :rofl:

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      Usual Suspect says:

      Phro/Choco- Wasn’t that cold around 2ish. Cancels outside dining plans…

    51. 51

      I’ve seen MUCH better pics of him. :yes:

    52. 52
      Usual Suspect says:

      @Dimpz – Well damn it’s Tuesday. You just waking up? I’m jelous…

    53. 53

      Hey Choco! :wave: How you be lady?

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      Ni ni says:

      I cant understand overgrown men with this mentality, selling drugs at this age. material things are just not that important so time is what he deserves. Hopefully, he will grow up and become a man while he in there.

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      Usual Suspect says:

      @Igo – You had enough of the sessy talk?

    56. 56

      @ Cali…. Except for going to the store yesterday and once Saturday, I swear I haven’t had on anything but a tshirt since I got home Friday. :yahoo:

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      Phrozen1der says:

      @Usual Inside this office it’s cold…

      @Yall :lol:

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      I Go There says:

      Usual Suspect says:

      @Igo – You had enough of the sessy talk?

      ________________________________________
      :lol:

      Cali
      what you wanna have a question and answer session or something?

    59. 59
      Phrozen1der says:

      @Dimpz :yahoo:

    60. 60

      hey Phro! I miss gravis :(

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      Usual Suspect says:

      @Dimpz – Esstra jelous…..I was tired this morning, I go to work and had a hot curler in my hair…..I mean I was a work for a good 45 minutes. :shame: Today is my Wednesday…I don’t work on Fridays now…. :happy:

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      JMO says:

      :welcome: <— really says FOS!

      :lol:

    63. 63
      I Go There says:

      Dimplez

      whats up

    64. 64

      @Dimpz
      Can’t complaing :2dance:

    65. 65
      Usual Suspect says:

      @Igo – Have I been asking alot of questions? :shrug: :smile:

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      I was tired this morning, I go to work and had a hot curler in my hair…..
      ______________________
      :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

    67. 67
      JMO says:

      :think: So dimpz and yall login around the same time eh?? What, yall had lunch together again or something? :rollseyes:

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      yallcrazy says:

      :hug: Cousin :kiss: Cali
      :stuckupgirlface: @Igo :lol:

      :dead: FOS and :cosign:

    69. 69
      yallcrazy says:

      :stop: <–talk to the hand sign :rofl:

      :no: lunch today hmmmp!

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      yallcrazy says:

      Jmo :chase: you took our caps from us yo?! :mad:

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      yallcrazy says:

      :pigsfly:

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      yallcrazy says:

      :2dance:

    73. 73

      Lucky you Cali @ no Fridays. :yahoo:

      hey Quinton! :hi:

      @ JMO…. I haven’t been Outside today. :no:

      COUSIN! :yahoo: how you been lady?! I may be down your way tomorrow. :popcorn: Blame JMO

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      yallcrazy says:

      :shakebutt:

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      yallcrazy says:

      Cousin I will be ON THAT roof agane :wail: #neverscared #chargingmyselfup :rofl:

    76. 76

      @ JMO…… I actually just woke up.

    77. 77

      :wail: @ that damned roof!

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      yallcrazy says:

      *blaming Jmo* :yes: Yep, she done it :yes:

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      JMO says:

      :no: <— smh

    80. 80

      I hadn’t thought of :popcorn: since last time you saw me there. :no:

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      yallcrazy says:

      <–will be back in a jiffy :D

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      I Go There says:

      Usual Suspect says:

      @Igo – Have I been asking alot of questions
      ______________________________________

      Nah Cali you cool

      :lol:

    83. 83

      @ Cali….you didn’t burn your hair out did you?

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      I Go There says:

      All Damn yall 3 heffas in her together… Im about to leave before I get ask to pay for something

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      JMO says:

      I Go There says:

      All Damn yall 3 heffas in her together… Im about to leave before I get ask to pay for something
      _______________________________________________________________________

      10 days bruh … its in 10 days :rules:

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      I Go There says:

      JMO says:

      I Go There says:

      All Damn yall 3 heffas in her together… Im about to leave before I get ask to pay for something
      _______________________________________________________________________

      10 days bruh … its in 10 days
      ________________________________________

      Im sure youll be getting enough presents

      :coffee:

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      JMO says:

      I Go There says:

      JMO says:

      I Go There says:

      All Damn yall 3 heffas in her together… Im about to leave before I get ask to pay for something
      _______________________________________________________________________

      10 days bruh … its in 10 days
      ________________________________________

      Im sure youll be getting enough presents

      :coffee:
      ____________________________________________________________________

      Awww thank you!!! :heart: :kiss:

      Dimpz & Yall, u guys see that??? Lets pick a place!! :yahoo:

    88. 88

      Somewhere with the decimal point AFTER the third number per plate. :yahoo:
      That Quinton is one helluva dude. :coffee:

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      JMO says:

      I’mma look something up and send him an email dimpz :pc:

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      yallcrazy says:

      Igo *cut it out sign* :lol:

      ==================
      :thinking: Hmmm, wonder if he’ll be refering to us as hungry heffas or greedy (ass) heffas next :rofl:

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      yallcrazy says:

      Fi :shocked: that gravi #wowsers :lol:

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      yallcrazy says:

      :smoke: <–rolled tight :trophy:

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      yallcrazy says:

      :kneel:

      #nobusiness

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      yallcrazy says:

      :pigsfly:
      #bored

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      yallcrazy says:

      Elvis has left the building :peace:

    97. 97

      Can’t see gravis. :wail:

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      brownskin A.K.A Creamy says:

      America when are you gonna FALL ;rolleyes:

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      KDub says:

      This man get all this time for a fukkin plant that grows naturally; but we gotta practically BEG to get a racist child killer monster arrested.

      Amerikkka.

      :whistle: in my Pet-ah Tosh voice… “Legalize it…And I willlll advertise it”

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      Sandra Rose says:

      Roc says:

      @ Anna, Jay and Biggs are NOT friends anymore. All that ended with the dissolution of their business dealings with Rocafella. If I know this, then I know Sandra does also.
      ___________________

      I’m talking about people that Jay Z did business with before he abandoned his home boys for corporate suits.

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      Roc says:

      Sandra…did you see Anna’s response to me? She thought that they were still friends.

      You have a tendency to intentionally word your articles in a manner to get more hits.

      What does Jay have to do with Biggs now? Do you have any idea when they even last spoke? I’m sure you don’t (and neither do I). At the end of the day, I’m just saying that sometimes you’re very reckless with your reporting in order to get hits. I suppose that’s you’re objective.

      I have a Masters degree and am an esteemed member of our community. I also have family members who have been to jail (and are currently IN jail), and know others that have as well. What exactly does that have to do with me? Nothing. Same as it has to do with him.

      Question, should I stop speaking to my cousin in jail just because he did wrong? Our mothers are still sister’s and I still love him. Jay knew him his entire life. Maybe he still has love for him as well. There are MANY people that treat friends as family. And at the end of the day, they aren’t friends anymore and you knew that, yet you chose to write a post and tie the two of them together.

      Anywhoo…still love the bog, but I call a spade a spade.

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      Sandra Rose says:

      Roc says:

      Question, should I stop speaking to my cousin in jail just because he did wrong?
      _____________________

      If you were a crack dealer and ALL of your childhood friends are now dead or in jail I would judge you by the company you used to keep. I probably wouldn’t trust you.

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      J Said it! says:

      lawd do u see those peas comin out his baseball cap.. is mercy blue gonna have that kinda hair..

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      100% usa made! says:

      #twosnapandacircle

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      Roc says:

      @Sandra…how long ago was he a crack dealer? Should he be persecuted for the rest of his life for the mistakes he made in his early 20′s?

      He’s over 40 now. No one associates him with those people except the people who would like to think negatively.

      He’s no longer “keeping that company”.

      Funny you persecute him for his former friendships, yet you publically love Monica who dated a man that is currently in prison for murder, you adore TI and he has been out of prison for less than a year and it’s well known he tried to buy illegal weapons and was a known drug user? Why is it ok for them to have those associations, and transgesions but not Jay-Z?

      Should you not be trusted now as a result? They are currently your friends right?

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      Ms.kaylamomma says:

      Anybody watching the season finale of The Game? I don’t have twitter so…. :shrugs:

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      Sandra Rose says:

      @ Roc: You pick one instance where Monica dated a man who went to prison. Yet I can pick a dozen instances where Jay Z has associated closely with drug dealers and other criminals. More than half of Jay Z’s former associates are in prison. Jay Z would be in prison himself if his buddy didn’t take the fall for him. Have a good night.

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      Ms.kaylamomma says:

      She went back?? Hmmmm :thinking: I probably would have too!

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      Ms.kaylamomma says:

      Wait… wasn’t he on the phone with Kelly?? Guess Kelly didn’t want his ass.

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      Ms.kaylamomma says:

      Love that A Keys song!!!!!!!

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      Roc says:

      OK Sandra, Monica dated one man in prison for murder, one man that was a drug dealer that killed himself, Rocco was also a drug dealer. You ignored my inference to TIP. He has also been in prison multiple times, and has friends that have done the same. He wasn’t even able to see his wife during his last stint because of their X-rated behavior.

      All I’m saying is if you’re you’re going to make people guilty by association let’s be fair about it.

      Has anyone said that Jay is lying on his taxes, robbing people, buying guns? No? Just because they USED to be friends isn’t a reflection on him now.

      Either way I could go on all year with you regarding this matter. Everyone on your blog already knows how biased you are towards Monica, and T.I. We all know that you hate Beyonce and Jay-Z. You used to love Rihanna, then hated her, and I’m not sure what was going on with your post regarding her this morning. Either way you’re hypocritical about certain people. It’s your blog. Do you.

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      MizNina86 says:

      sorry Sandra but i had to come out of lurking mode n 100% agree w/ Roc on this one.. ppl shouldnt be judged for past dealings everyone is allowed to change for the better

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      missmiami says:

      :offtopic: wth is everyone penning letters to thwir inner child :rolleyes:

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      NaijaGal says:

      :yawn: :yawn:

      The Game ended kind of sweet except for the Malik part

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      lovezoe says:

      It was good. Nice send off, but Derwin alluded on Twitter he may he back. I hope BET come off the coins because a show is nothing without its main stars.

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      missmiami says:

      They need old writers back from the CW?i couldn’t get into this Season :-(

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      Ms.kaylamomma says:

      I really like Mel and Derwin together and I hope they come back.

      That girl spit in Malik’s face at the end and I cringed. :vomit:

      Jason called Kelly thinking she wanted to get back with his ass but she didn’t and went crawling back to Chardonnay.

      Rick Fox called Tasha and I bet that will be the start of the next season.

      Why was the show centered around her damn stomach problems?

      Good morning all :waves:

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      NaijaGal says:

      MsKay :waves:

      When did the Kelly thing happen…Jason said he broke up with Chardonnay on purpose so he could do his romantic gesture

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      Ms.kaylamomma says:

      @Abs When he was leaving the stadium, Kelly called and he was trying to get back with her but the scene ended. He was alluding to them getting back together – him and Kelly.

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      !*LaKErCHiC@*! says:

      THAT JAY Z PIC IS SOOO FAWKN WRONG.. JUST DAM AUNTIE **LIGHTS A CAMEL CIGG** :smoke: AND I MEAN WHAT J GOT TO DO WITH IT? :coffee: I DIDNT READ THE POST.. COULDNT GET PASS THE PIC

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      ItsIce says:

      Looking at that pic of Jay makes me think I’m gonna need an umbrella if I stand next to him.. cuz them lips…. :no:

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      lovezoe says:

      I thought Jason was talking to Kelly too…

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      gypsyeyes says:

      That was the best show of the season. Reminded me as to why I even liked that show.

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      Usual Suspect says:

      @NaijaGal – Morning Bew :hug: Gonna watch the Game tonight. Did Mowry chic say why she left or got fired? She was suppose to be on Wendy Williams?

      Love Zoe (Lucas) Gypsyeyes – Errybodti….To lazy to scroll up

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      Usual Suspect says:

      :waves: @ Roc :hug:

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      Lady_L says:

      @Roc, agree with you 100%….IMO….

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