MC Lyte receives at BET honors

Last week, Sandrarose.com incorrectly misidentified the woman in a photo with rap legend MC Lyte as her longtime girlfriend. Over the weekend I received an email from the woman who identified herself as entertainment executive Lynn Richardson. She categorically, but politely, denied being Lyte's lover. We regret the error.

Read Lynn's well-written email after the break.

Dear Colleague,

I am writing to correct a few items in your blog.

1. This was not a BET Honors event. It is a celebration of firsts honoring MC Lyte. I'd be happy to share more details for your readers if you would like them.

I am the woman in the picture with MC Lyte. I am the Chief Operating Executive of her empire and the President/CEO of the organization she founded: Hip Hop Sisters Foundation. Moreover, though I love God and all His people and I do not judge others, I AM NOT MC Lyte's girlfriend, lover or anything of that mature. I've been happily married to a man whom I love, Demietrius Richardson, for 20 years and I am a proud mother of three beautiful daughters. I was born and raised in the projects of Chicago by my grandmother who was 75 years old cleaning homes for wealthy people while putting me through college and is still living vibrantly at the age of 93. I am a celebrity financial coach who helps people stop "living check to Monday" and I've run companies and programs for some of worlds most influential people, including Russell Simmons and Les Brown; simply put, I love life and living and giving my talents to others in need (www.lynnrichardson.com / www.lynnrichardson.tv / www.lynnrichardson.info).

I respect your post and appreciate that you shared the truth - that my status was not confirmed - and I realize that while many lie about their lifestyles to protect their images, there is nothing to protect here except the truth.

I pray that you receive this message with the spirit in which it is being delivered: nonjudgmental truth and love.

Please don't hesitate to contact me of you have questions.

Warmest blessings,
Lynn Richardson
COO, Sunni Gyrl Inc
President / CEO, Hip Hop Sisters Foundation
www.sunnigyrl.com

Photo: Splash News

  • http://www.amazon.com/gotta-make-Heaven-going-thru/product-reviews/1448656729/ref=sr_1_1_cm_cr_acr_t iscream

    Smh

    Lyte came where I live on MLK day. Her foundation helps college kids and our assembly man donated 4 years worth of sheets and toiletries to each of them.

    20 years is a long time to be married in this day in age. Bless them.

  • MissArtist

    All she had to say was, I'm not her girlfriend….. :kona:

  • FuturedocDonte

    Hey Ms Lynn :waves:

  • http://www.amazon.com/gotta-make-Heaven-going-thru/product-reviews/1448656729/ref=sr_1_1_cm_cr_acr_t iscream

    And she has a wedding ring on in the picture so...

  • MissArtist

    Lyte came where I live on MLK day. Her foundation helps college kids and our assembly man donated 4 years worth of sheets and toiletries to each of them.
    ___________
    That's wonderful. College can be such a struggle. That's why so many of us drop out…..

  • luVn_liFe…

    Two snaps and a circle then Ms LYNN!

    DONTE U mannish Mutha.... CONGRATS :happy:

  • FuturedocDonte

    Thanks Luvn :eek:

  • luVn_liFe…

    what R U eeking Out about, the bebee in the oven? UR new baby is what 6-9months?

    :tea:

  • FuturedocDonte

    Yes and My son turned 1 on Christmas

  • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

    I am the Chief Operating Executive of her empire
    ________________

    empire? like Taraji and Terrence Howard nem?

    :think: oh she a mogul too, huh? :popcorn:

  • KDub

    Awe. Hey to you Ms. Lynn! Your vision is awesome. Make it do what it do :yahoo:

    Um...but can you tell Lana :lick: for me? I'm a huge fan. Thanks. :coffee:

  • luVn_liFe…

    FuturedocDonte says:Yes and My son turned 1 on Christmas
    :blink:

    :blink:

    :eek:

    :huh:

    :kona:

  • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

    welp, Donte at least you will have them out of the house at the same time. :woohoo:

    so there's that :shrugs:

    ...but all those years doubling up on pampers and daycare :crying1:

  • Nhere

    I like what she's about Sandra. Spin that misstep into opportunity.. Ms Lynn picked up that mic like "is this thing on?"

  • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

    Lynn looks like what Star Jones was SUPPOSED to look like after surgery :yes:

  • luVn_liFe…

    :happy: UF I miss YEW!
    :chase: <- Cause I know u aint shhh!

  • MSVALLDAY

    Ms. Lynn did that in this here letter. That's what I'm talmbout. She has children and does not want any incorrect information getting back to them and possibly embarrassing her family.

    YASSS I love enduring black love. Get it Ms. Lynn.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-ORhEE9VVg She_ShowOut

    Um…but can you tell Lana :lick: for me? I’m a huge fan. Thanks. :coffee:
    ____________________
    I wish I would have gotten Lyte's phone number. I'm good at playing match maker: other skills telling other people what to do with their money and lives. I should have chosen entertainment executive Lynn Richardson's career. :coffee:

  • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

    hey luvie :happy:

    hows the new gig? i have to ask you everyday cuz i never know when you might decide you are retired again :lol:

    my computer at work got messed up because of "those gossip sites" :eek:

  • sassyshe

    See you Roses and your shenanigans done stirred up mess in poor Lynne and Lyte home that poor Lynne had to pen a summary of her life

  • Blanche Devereaux

    Donte y'all been getting it in huh? :hunching: Congrats

    Imma pray fo Yew tho :kona:

  • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

    hey Blanche how are you and Blanche6 holding up? is there anything we can help you with?

    send a :kiss: to her from the roses

  • Crickett

    She's a beautiful and smart black woman :kneel:

  • FuturedocDonte

    …but all those years doubling up on pampers and daycare :crying1:
    ----
    I done already spent 13K in daycare and that just for ONE :eek:

  • Hair Lova Formerly Known As Dark Ceaser

    Hey Mrs Lynn!!!!

    Donte omg congrats. See what head locks can do for you? Told you to chill, you ain't want to listen tho. Gosh stair steps. I would straight kill myself tho. :blink:

  • KDub

    See what head locks can do for you?
    ^^^^^^^

    Donte...you put her in a half nelson and got a baby bruh? :eek: I didn't recommend it for THAT yo :facepalm:

  • Hair Lova Formerly Known As Dark Ceaser

    Omg they done named that baby Yandeecia Dream. Good grief.

  • KDub

    Yandeecia?

    :wtf:

    And is there a recent pic of Peter and Amina baby? Cause Dub20 won't talk to me after I just...*trails off* :kona:

  • Hair Lova Formerly Known As Dark Ceaser

    Lol idk Dub.... Hopefully she don't look like Peter.... Cuz babyeee. All I can say is those woman are brave to reproduce with him.

  • Blanche Devereaux

    User :hugs:
    She's a LOT better but she does have asthma and we didn't know til today
    Thank you for asking :love:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

    Well said and YOU GO GIRL! :fistbump:

    I initially thought you were Tichina Arnold but once I got off my phone and looked from a computer, you didn't favor Ms. Arnold :no:

    :heart: smart woman, who give back! :2dance:
    GOD bless!

  • Hair Lova Formerly Known As Dark Ceaser

    Aww Blanche asthma too? I have asthma, the pits

    @DTTS soo your saying she doesn't favor Tichina cause she does on my phone too.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

    Um…but can you tell Lana for me? I’m a huge fan. Thanks.
    :rofl: yo ass! Putcho tongue awat :crying1:

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

    :huh: Ain't nobody tell her to run her entire resume down. Girl bye :bye: I see you tryna get some shine off of Sandra.....but you wasn't shooting with us in the gym :bball: :nono:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

    HairLova
    I frfr thought it was her from looking on my phone! :yes:
    But not when I looked from a :pc: I could tell the difference then lol

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

    but you wasn’t shooting with us in the gym
    :bball: :nono:
    :dead:
    :gossip:
    She too wholesome to bee ah Rose :rules:
    :hahaha:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

    Blanche :hug: for strength

  • KDub

    God bless yall Blanche. Get some rest.

  • Blanche Devereaux

    Dub DTTS HL :hugs:
    Just glad I trusted my better judgement and brought her when I did. It could've Been worse

  • Hair Lova Formerly Known As Dark Ceaser

    :huh: Ain’t nobody tell her to run her entire resume down. Girl bye :bye: I see you tryna get some shine off of Sandra…..but you wasn’t shooting with us in the gym :bball: :nono:
    ______

    Shut the hell VDot. Lmfaoooo

    Blanche mummy's instinct.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

    She too wholesome to bee ah Rose

    ******

    :thinking: Naw her opening - Dear Colleague was some :umbrella: :yes: Star Jones' sister isn't fooling me. I know shade when I see it. :lol:

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

    Yandeecia Dream.

    *****

    They did that to that cute baby? :facepalm:

  • Vanna is the root of all evil

    Yandeecia Dream.

    xxxx

    How dreadful

  • TaylorMade

    Yandeecia Dream.

    xxxx

    How dreadful

    by Vanna is the root of all evil on Feb 9, 2015 at 9:29 pm
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    Dat ain't no résumé name!!! :rofl:

  • http://pinkcottonent.com JerseyMom

    You better go, Mrs. Lyn Richardson. :clap: at your resume.

  • TaylorMade

    Good Morning My Row-Sayysss :yawn: I wish i could throat check my neighbor for making so much daym noise at 4:16 this morning waking up the whole hallway dragging boxes. I still can't get back into my sleep :cuss: Any who, I had to wait to turn off my slow cooker any way- made some Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs for today :nun:

    I couldn't focus on LHHNY but I did manage to catch Krusty Ink. I think Dutchess was acting bytchy.

  • luVn_liFe…

    :yahoo: WAKE UP!!!! Morning luvlies :wave: TaylorMade
    Miss Ya'll!!
    :nino:
    Let's GET it!

  • Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake

    Morning y'all. The school district woke me up at 5 so here I am. Lol. I need to be asleep. Anyway, why in God's name did they name that baby Yandeecia!? Or however you spell it. Shyt, fuggin ghetto. I hate the name. Cute baby. Ugly name. God Bless. LAHH last night....same old same old. When Peter handed Tara that baby, honeeyyy. Not I said thE fly. Amina just sat there. Fool. Peter wants to keep Tara around so bad. I'm glad the kids could meet though. The old head sprite....I don't like her. I bet she smells. And all the money she claim to get, can she get some better hair, earrings, and a support bra. Oh and a waist trainer. Thanks. Ugh. Mandeeces momma can't walk in heels and is a mess for talking to Yandy like that. Mannie Fresh was like look, pay for my dry cleaning!! Lmao....I did not catch Black ink...they still look unwashed. Hummm

  • Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake

    Yandeecia Dream.

    xxxx

    How dreadful
    -------
    But who consigned this!? Who's idea was it!? And when it was brought up, what dumb ass said omg that's cute? Smdh. Yuck.

  • Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake

    Oh and when Erica said "fresh as I'm is" I fell out. Died!!! I was cracking up!!! Like Damn homey! You ain't had a hit since....that's her point if reference!? Fuggin fresh as I'm is?! :hahaha:

  • TaylorMade

    Hey ladies!! :happy:
    Yeah Keya, I don't know who consigned that. :no:

  • Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake

    @Taylor hey! Good Morning. We have something to discuss. But first, that name is just bad. Judge me, I don't care.

    Anyway, that party was super cute...that was you right? On ig?

  • TaylorMade

    Pssst, this is my first blog vday. Do I have to go get those little paper vday cards and them hard azz heart candies with the writing half way faded off to pass out to ya'll :lol: let me know now before the kindergarteners get them all. Ya'll want Doc McStuffins or Ninja Turtles :rofl:

  • Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake

    @Taylor yes. Yes you do. I want a Doc McStuffins please. Lol. :hug: :heart:

  • Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake

    @Taylor if that McStuffins party was you, I'd like to know if you do party planning? Where are you located?

  • TaylorMade

    Nope. I only took selfies before I went out this weekend. Thanks for bringing that up tho. I'm losing track of what Rose is who. I want to say that Diva threw a party for little Diva -Doc McStuffins (?) she said it a few post back.

  • TaylorMade

    Now you have me wanting to check it out but in not sure if I'm following her :think: I'm really bad with my social media accounts now.

  • TaylorMade

    And I believe that we're in the same city. You shouted it out on one of my post- that had the train station in the background.

  • Mother Of Dragons, The Next Supreme (proud nerd)

    Good morning Roses. Just heard an unconfirmed report on the radio that the family does indeed plan to take Bobbi Kristina off of life support on the anniversary of her mother's death on Wednesday. Morbid.

  • https://scontentxfp1/v/t42.1790-2/10883260_10205181477284067_1503867899_n.mp4 MisTaken: So thick :buttshake: she make everybody else in the room so uncomfortable :winky:

    I am the woman in the picture with MC Lyte. I am the Chief Operating Executive of her empire and the President/CEO of the organization she founded: Hip Hop Sisters Foundation.
    __________
    Go head sister!!!! This is how you write and email. Come with the deets but keep it cute. She even shouted out her man :applause: And put in a plug for her client and business.

  • https://scontentxfp1/v/t42.1790-2/10883260_10205181477284067_1503867899_n.mp4 MisTaken: So thick :buttshake: she make everybody else in the room so uncomfortable :winky:

    …but all those years doubling up on pampers and daycare :crying1:
    —----------
    Folks love to be hateful and rub stuff in my face :wails: DIS MY LIFE

  • https://scontentxfp1/v/t42.1790-2/10883260_10205181477284067_1503867899_n.mp4 MisTaken: So thick :buttshake: she make everybody else in the room so uncomfortable :winky:

    @Taylor aka ROW SAAAYYYYY :yahoo: I like chocolates for ValeTIMES day. But not any type :nono: Chocloate covered mint cups. Walgreens has some I love. Turtles candy. Dove chocolate. If you do dark make sure it has like almonds in it. I also accept Hershey's nuggets chocolate. Almonds of course :tea: You need my address?

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals lovezoe

    :waves: Missed both shows last night. Had to interview a sitter. Then we had Chuck FIL A night. Watched an episode of Better Call Saul. Me likey.

  • https://scontentxfp1/v/t42.1790-2/10883260_10205181477284067_1503867899_n.mp4 MisTaken: So thick :buttshake: she make everybody else in the room so uncomfortable :winky:

    @LoveZoe I watched LHHNY all the way live :rofl: Black Ink I feel asleep towards the end. :shrugs:

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals lovezoe

    Ikky gone sue Papa John's because a delivery driver gave out her number. Girl.

  • https://scontentxfp1/v/t42.1790-2/10883260_10205181477284067_1503867899_n.mp4 MisTaken: So thick :buttshake: she make everybody else in the room so uncomfortable :winky:

    @Zoe gave out her number????

  • Nefertiti, edges kinky.

    :hahaha: Error filled but :thumbsup: that spirit.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals lovezoe

    Take- have out her phone number to a relative. She mad.

    I'm gone have to catch the repeat, cuz I KNOW I'm gone have something to say about HepC Ink.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqjT_YqmNas Long Time Lurker

    lovezoe says:

    Watched an episode of Better Call Saul. Me likey.
    ______________________________________

    Me too. Watched both episodes last night. It ain't on Breaking Bad status, yet. But I think I'm hooked. Especially since Tuko's crazy ass done made an appearance.

  • free

    when being all up in the koolaid and not knowing the flavor goes wrong....

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals lovezoe

    LTL- we just watched the first one. When them fools went in the house, I was like :facepalm: then I saw Tuco! Man, I was like what?! The beginning confused me til I realized it was present day. Looking forward to it.

  • Hair Lova Formerly Known As Dark Ceaser

    Good mawnin ROW SAYYYYYYS :waves:
    @Taylor that sounds good! You cooked it over night?

  • MissArtist

    I'll only watch Better Call Saul if Walter White ain't really dead. I love him! :shame:
    Where is Jesse Pinkman?

  • Time to Waste

    Good Morning Roses :wave:

    San
    Taken
    Dubb
    Nefi
    LuvN
    LoveZ
    Keya
    Taylor (love your gravi)
    Mother
    hair

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals lovezoe

    Looking for a MUA for Friday. Listen. Ain't styleseat free? No reason in 2015, you don't have at LEAST that to promote your craft with pricing. Who has time to email 20 people about pricing and availability?!

  • whitty hutton

    morning all!
    this may sound morbid but to whomever said they're planning to take her off life support on the anniversary of her mother's death...that makes sense. could be that the family figures it's best to have both "deaths" on the same day so they can celebrate them concurrently rather than having two sad days so close together.

    @ lovezoe
    what's a MUA?

  • kamadiva

    Morning All!! :hi:

    @Nakeya- the Doc Mcstuffins party on IG was me! I'm in ATL and yes, I do parties, but sometimes find that ppl don't wanna pay u for ur ideas and time! Sad cos it's what I love to do.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nAbQogbMOk Buttercup

    Read Lynn’s well-written email after the break.
    ===========
    :cool:

  • kamadiva

    Lynn had to clear up some thangs for rumors got started. she said :nono: not me, not today, not ever! her husband giving her :sideeye: as if to say and told me no to a menage.

  • kamadiva

    :newpost:

  • Genia

    yeah...this post brought me out of lurking...because i just purchased her books on amazon. She's empowering.

  • http://sandrarose.com kirenee

    Ms. Lynn's well written explanation detailing her position is an excellent reason why education is necessary. What some are calling "her resume," it is the perfect "profession" shut down to a rumor!

    STAY IN SCHOOL PLEASE!!!!

  • http://sandrarose.com kirenee

    Correction: professional