Carmelo Anthony and La La Anthony

Instagram users lashed out at 'Power' star La La Anthony for taking advantage of a Bronx teenager's tragic death to draw publicity to herself.

La La's intentions may be pure, but people are tired of celebrities staging stunts for promotional purposes.

La La asked her estranged husband, Carmelo Anthony, to The Bronx home of Lesandro "Junior" Guzman-Feliz's sister in the Bronx. Lesandro was stabbed repeatedly during a gang attack on June 20.

She posted an image of herself and Carmelo visiting Lesandro's sister prior to his funeral on Wednesday.

“This is what I wanted to do for my birthday today. Thank you to the ‘gram for connecting me to this family. I wanted to offer our love and support to Lesandro ‘Junior’s’ family,” she wrote in the image caption. “His sister @__octobersveryown__ reached out and told me he loved Melo. So I asked Mel to go with me.

“I can’t imagine this type of pain and sadness. His family is strong and may God bless them forever,” she wrote.

But IG users dragged her, saying the visit was purely for selfish reasons.

“I think your wack," one user wrote. "I honestly think it’s all about you and your publicity! How dare you make Junior about your bday! There was a reason I never liked your dumb ass!"

La La dismissed the criticism, saying she did it out of compassion for the family.

"(& before it starts… we did more than bring jerseys and sneakers)," she wrote, adding that she donated cash to the family's GoFundMe account.


This is what I wanted to do for my birthday today. Thank you to the gram for connecting me to this family. I wanted to offer our love and support to Lesandro “Junior’s” family. His sister @__octobersveryown__ reached out and told me he loved Melo. So I asked Mel to go with me. I can’t imagine this type of pain and sadness. His family is strong and may God bless them forever. Seeing his family smile when we walked through that door is something I will never forget. Putting my arms around his mom is something I will never forget. Being in his room is something I will never forget. Pls go to his sister in laws page @c0co__amor to donate to this family. (& before it starts...we did more than bring jerseys and sneakers) just do what YOU can even if it’s $1.. this family will be in my heart forever ????#justiceforjunior #justiceforjunior

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  • ViolettaBliss

    She is revolting ! If you want to help you can do it in private....

  • Sally Wright McLinn

    I'm looking for a feel good happy movie to see. There's too much negativity these days. Anyone have a movie suggestion?

  • Renee26

    As soon as you post pictures of your good deeds online to let the world know about them the act becomes less selfless... When you do good things silently you don't have to worry about this...
    I said the same thing about regular smegular people who posted their good deeds on fb (when I was on there). Some people want that public acceptance sooo bad that nothing is done in private.

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    "Some people want that public acceptance sooo bad that nothing is done in private."

    You aint lying!!

  • Misslaydj

    So what folks at least she went dang!!! That's what stars do the post. We post. We all post. The mom needs all of the support she can get public and private.

  • Rico768

    Quietly do good. No need to post or Bragg.

  • SweetTEE

    I agree.

  • Yardgirl

    Everything does not have to be shared on social media. I wish more people would just stop with the show boating because the good deeds are being lost in the midst of the shit storm over need for "likes"

  • SweetTEE

    This is what we a call a "humble brag". Its wack.

  • Yui

    Hmmm, I’ve always sense a catch-22 when it comes to public figures talking about a cause or an incident. Some folks want to see receipts and are totally happy to see them. Then others complain when they feel that the celeb isn’t supporting least seen publicly. It’s weird, what do people want? ?????

  • Shay Bay

    Not only that but she made sure to put the jerseys, signed sneakers, and painting (if it's from her) in the picture too. So tacky smh

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  • MissHarlem

    My non famous self do good deeds daily to strangers (my own personal reasons) and never will post, brag about etc. My deeds are MINE not for public consumption ? tacky ass

  • Joy King

    Chile, this knucklehead. I see why she’s besties with KimK, they both love attention...good or bad. Poor Carmelo. There is nothing worse than being attached to a simple minded narcissist. And yes he is stuck because they have a son together. Lala is the type to use that and anything else to keep him involved in her life. This photo she coerced him to be a part of, is a prime example. Lala came to show off her 20 inches of blonde weave for social media and Carmelo came out of respect to a grieving sister, who lost her brother due to a senseless, heinous murder.

  • SumthinSweeter

    ummm...if they wanted her to come and visit with her hubby then what's the big issue? social media is wack asf though. like when will people learn?

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  • SumthinSweeter

    my feelings are the same as yours.

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  • SumthinSweeter

    ha...something like a throwback early 2000's or 90's flick. That's all I be in the mood to watch mostly.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • Quitedeliteful

    I say let her live... The sister seems happy, They gifted her with a beautiful painting and gifted the family with money. They could have just tweeted and called it a day but they took time out of their lives to reach out to this family. I can't be mad at that...

  • Trey

    these sort of thing NEVER need to be publicized....this was a PR stunt plain and simple

  • Lady_Elle

    She lost me with the... "This is what I wanted to do for my birthday today."
    If that is what LaLa wants to do... do it!

    The collection for the family has a HUGE amount of $$$.
    What is the goal of the fund... is it for a funeral?

    Rihanna & Cardi-B shone a light on this early.

  • Jazzy T

    What happen to doing good deeds in secret, without recognition or bragging to others?.....
    Folks just have to be seen geeezzzz SMH

  • MoniquetheGeek

    I don't post my good deeds because I feel it loses its value...

    But, the thing about celebs is that you're damned if you do, damned if you don't. If you post, it's selfish. If you don't post, folks say you don't do anything for the community.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • Alicia.Ashe

    Carmelo wrong for wearing those joggers.

  • Scromes1212

    So Drake got a song named Sandra's rose lol wow auntie lit lol

  • king shun

    what about all the black folks getting lit up on a daily basis in Chicago and Atlanta they getting warzone numbers in those cities well i guess its because Hispanic are consider worth more than blacks now

  • FukkFolks2018

    They don't know what they want. So they drag nitpick and criticize in either direction

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Clown find a corner

  • Coy little wink

    I understand being touched by this story my heart is so heavy about it. I also understand the sideeye she's getting...

  • king shun

    Carmelo came because la la told him too nothing more..he face speaks volumes

  • Stan4NoOne

    It's the Bronx! You never know when you may have to BOOK!

  • justlooking

    This little wave got me giggling.

  • Miss Thang

    anyone else kind of creeped out by how she's hugging the mom? seems overly intimate for someone you just met. I'm very affectionate and often love to give hugs but IDK.. hugging someone from behind that you just met..seems kind of forced.

  • king shun

    @Sandrarose Drake names a song after you..congrats its called Sandra"s

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    We dont eem acknowledge his font boo!!!

  • JennyJazzhands

    Maybe she should have let the sister post pics if she wanted to. I can see how people are offended. She kind of made this funeral about her birthday wish.

  • FukkFolks2018

    If Kim got Alice out of prison Why can't This lady go and see about the family of that poor boy? I don't even like Kim but I can admit it was a good deed just like this was. Matter of fact I don't like any of them. I don't even like Carmelo. But gosh this is crazy

  • Gamer?? Chick

    Now let their faves have done the same thing then it would have been deemed ok ?

  • Yardgirl

    It's this fcked up world that we live in. I can say "fluffy clouds and rainbows" and some asshat will try to cuss me over it. You cannot win for trying. At this point it's just do good and keep it moving. SMH.

  • Carrington

    Sometimes, you do things publicly in order to keep the momentum going and, encourage others in your position to do the same thing. When Joey was a kid, we always did an experiment; when I would grab a cart in the grocery store, he would immediately grab the wipes and start wiping down the cart. Sure enough every single person behind us would do the same thing... Joey would count them off and just laugh his little ass off. Then, we'd go back the next time and not wipe and not one person would do it. She posted the link for the gofundme... she had to show that she was present and, in the moment, in order to get her wealthy friends to step up as well. She's a Puerto Rican, maybe she felt that because there aren't a lot of famous people of Spanish decent in NY besides herself and J Lo and a few others, that she felt obligated to be present to represent. Maybe. I don't understand why our minds immediately GO to negativity when it comes to certain things though. But hey... I get it. It's what we do. *shrugs*

  • FukkFolks2018

    She isn't my fave and even I want to see people's Good Deeds. It's nice to see in a world of dark and black and gray. Sometimes people want to see light

  • xenaD

    I had no idea Drake was still a big deal!! Lol it’s hard for me to get into new music... I still haven’t taken The time out to hear “nice for what?” But strangely enough I listened to the migos sing the original version of “apeshit” my musical listeningness is all ova the place lol

  • MsVAllDay

    Aint nobody have ish to say when Cardi B posted that message and sent money to the family so why are we tripping now????? Let La La and any other celebrity that wants to support this family be great! They need all the support they can get right now.

  • Freeriah

    He was a handsome young man. Why this color on his lips? I don’t like this pic. It doesn’t do him justice.

  • xenaD

    If this crazy ass Rain does not stop... I have errands to run! Lol

  • FukkFolks2018

    What does that have to do with this post? No really?

  • MissHarlem

    One word...genuine. Yes it touched her rightfully so but the photo op the video etc team too much. You have successfully took attention away from this grieving mom that day. His sister reached out to her great but this wasn't a time for show pony biz. It's not the deed it's the show of it all. Carmelo's body language in the video said it all. Uncomfortable and awkward. Annoying ass

  • WutizstillHERE!

    I think it is one thing for the family to post a thank you to those stars and people who are in support...Im kinda of torn when it comes to someone doing things from a so called selfless place and then post it.. I almost bet there are some celebs that gave and ain't said a word other than maybe prayer to the family..
    As for LALA..she has always been double minded thats why her two eyes can't even agree.. one wants to take a nap all the time while the other wants to see whats going on..

  • xenaD

    Yea! I’m just glad they were bringing awareness, especially on such a big platform!! I appreciated it for what it was, publicity stunt or not.... ?????

  • MissHarlem

    It should've been the family bragging about you being there not you. This is not about you ? not hard to comprehend. His sister I was expecting to post etc even his brother.

  • WutizstillHERE!

    yeeep...Let me hop on the relevancy train right quick...

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  • Kemi

    Idk if this is publicity stunt..Lala is usually low key. I appreciate the fact, she’s bringing awareness and thanking the family for their warm welcome.

  • Rainbowbelow

    Not a mfing thing...

  • MissHarlem

    In any event NY lost 44 black and brown children this month so RIP all and hopefully this attention whoring can be used in a great way moving forward.

  • Stationarity

    And the mom looks happy to have her and Carmelo there!

  • Solstice

    And Evelyn…if I remember correctly.

  • Freeriah

    Why the color on his lips? I don’t like this pic of him. He was a handsome young man and this pic doesn’t do him justice.

  • Kemi

    Exactly. They looked gracious to be invited.

  • Rainbowbelow

    The mom looks happy so I don't see an issue with this picture..

  • BingBangBoom

    This why people don't help with sh*t. Just be grateful and move on. That go fund me account didn't raise it self to almost 300K. Be appreciative of any kind of donation.

  • FukkFolks2018

    okay I had to go back and look. Dave East posted the same family just yesterday or the day before. There was not nearly the backlash that there is about Lala doing the same thing. People just do not like her it seems like. Which is okay because I don't either. But be consistent people

  • my view

    Thank you

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Ya see who she role with ... same Breed .... Her eyes dead as hell too .... even though they crooked .... them bytches is dead ..... I see Lala

  • Tink Tink

    Personally, I like people who do good shit w/o saying a word. Everyone aint gotta know about your good deeds. The ones who matter already know.

  • Miss Thang

    part of the reason is because I think Lala is more famous. I've never heard of Dave East.

  • Miss Thang

    "she has always been double minded thats why her two eyes can't even agree."


  • Rainbowbelow

    U will drive yourself insane trying to figure out why people cherry pick what to be mad about.

  • Scromes1212

    Melo is famous, Lala is his wife.

  • Miss Thang

    well, she's famous too. she's an actress, ex vj...

  • FukkFolks2018

    Just bc know what? Nvmd

  • FukkFolks2018

    You are right

  • Scromes1212

    Lol ok

  • FukkFolks2018

    Listen. Smh

  • BadAss Will

    Really? These people kills me judging celebrities on social media while they kids probaly in the tub unsupervised or playing in traffic! People get mad when celebs do nothing but still mad when they do something. Miserable ass people??

  • Applebootay

    You damned if you do and damned if you don't. IWGAF (wouldn't) what anyone thought. First, I don't believe the hype...1 or 2 or 3 or more hating azz IG followers (which amazes me that people follow celebrities they claim they don't like) hating looking azz haters don't mean ish. What she did was a good thing and it was the IG followers who made the connection. So carry on....let haters hate.

  • stav

    TRUTH, because when there are camera's around there is always that doubt that it's not sincere, and just to be seen(especially with "celebrities"). Anonymity is best in these situation. RIP

  • MissHarlem

    I actually brought up Dave east with sis Yoni here on Tues or Mon. I had the same sentiment saying why he's posting etc. I don't like show boating of any kind when a good deed is the core of it.

  • justlooking

    STAWP it....I'm crine. LOL LOL

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Lololololol rofl !!

  • Shawty

    Besides, who told cameras to come and that she would be there? You are right, she should have done that without posting anything. Hopefully this has NOTHING to do with the premier of Power this week.


    I don’t see what the big deal is. She doing a good deed whether you believe it not. More then likely the people complaining ain’t did nothing. Its damned if you do, damned if you don’t ?????

  • Marlika

    Too much ugly on social media. Please let Junior Rest In Peace. Let his family grieve in peace. These ignorant people that find fault in this but not with the people who were standing there watching him bleed out on the stairs after the stabbing recording it. Or what about the idiots who disrespected his family wishes for no cameras at the wake yet the video him in the coffin. Enough is enough! This young mans family couldn’t even lower him into the ground without some loser video tapping it. I see why some people don’t have social media.

    If Lala and whom ever else reached out to his family with ill intentions then that’s on them.

    Today in NYC it got dark and rained hard for about 5-10 mins. Now the sun is shining bright. I wanna believe that’s Junior telling his supporters and family he’s in heaven no longer suffering. He’s good! Gods got him!! ?? Rest Easy Junior.

  • FukkFolks2018

    I get all sides. I do. But it's sad bc all this might make people to be shy of helping or shining light on a cause period.

  • Applebootay

    Thank you. First they complaining that they don't see enough philanthropy/charity, then when they do see it, they're selective on whose allow to show it and who isn't all the while complaining....

  • hi-liter

    I wonder what the "One User" did to donate to the cause?....people always got some BS to say about what other people do.

  • MissHarlem

    Not really mainly because a lot give and is super quiet about it. You'd be surprised honestly in NY how many celebs give and not a peep. We are used to celebs here so not a big deal to see them so the look at me is a turn off. I understand but with her nah

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    I think her intentions were good. Carmelo was looking more nervous than a hooker in church though.

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    I think that is Beautiful of them!!!

  • Tracy Kopta


  • the guest

    Agreed. I don't see her reaching out as self serving. As far as I'm concerned all the latin bronx celebrities should have reached out. That's a beautiful painting of that beautiful child gone far far too soon. May that beautiful child rest in peace.

  • Pnthr

    Why did she need to take and post pics? She could have quietly met the family, offered her condolences and maybe gave a donation or something but this definitely reeks of attention seeking. She hangs with the Kardashians so that tells you a lot about La La...

  • the guest

    in the tub unsupervised or playing in traffic



  • Fred G sanford

    Let’s talk about the elephant in the room...that big ass TV that takes up the whole wall, what is that a 100inch sheesh

  • Renee26

    Ok... It would be different if they posed for pics with the family and the family posted about it instead of her... Looks too proud to be on the giving end to a lot of people

  • LivingLife_BeingPositive

    I'mma be honest I really don't care why she did it ... What matters is she did it !!!

  • LivingLife_BeingPositive

    Hell maybe the family wanted pics ..... Is it every day that melo is in your living room ... The first thing people say when they see these people is can they take a pic

  • MsPam

    Melo still looks like he’s has no interest in La La !?

  • Logan Roberts

    As a mother, I personally would be too grief stricken to pose for a pic. *Don't come for me because I said what I said *

  • Bonita

    Looks like compassion with an ulterior motive. Good works don't need an audience. I respect those more that move in silence.

  • Prince Zuko

    Them niggaz is going to burn in hell for what they did

  • Bonita

    You and me both! Having my child murdered would be a situation that would test my sanity. Trauma like this can make the sanest of people lose their mind.

  • Gloria

    This is the same reason why Drake's video for 'God's Plan' rubbed me the wrong way. Why do people, particularly some celebrities, feel the need to share with the media their alleged good deeds? It comes across as clout-chasing and not authentic at all.

  • gail jones

    Gurrrlll, you and me both....

  • Merkaba morris

    Gal u funny ,you made my day lol

  • gail jones

    Ok. At ALL! She has always been corny AF to me or something. Can't put my finger on it

  • gail jones


  • Lorenzo Chaps

    I couldnt be a celebrity. People never know your motives and you can't please everybody, so you end up on blogs and black twitter. Please, do not piss of black twitter.

  • Passion

    Exactly who is the sneakers and jerseys for?

  • Passion

    ? said the same thing, I looked at my little 42 inch and said “wow” what size is that TV.

  • tintin

    The problem is she's advertising it pretty much saying look what i did tell me how good of a person I am. She could have done all of this and leave it off the gram. I feel if you dont have to tell the world its more genuine. The sister and mom putting it up would have been better

  • HeyGirlHey

    Great ?

  • joel adams

    That was a birthday gift to herself? She ain't een make TMZ
    She tried
    Why would i post my volunteer work on social media? Bih don't know what silent auction mean .

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    That was sweet of them folks who do the most fussing won't do that. Bless his family.

  • HeyGirlHey

    There was a lot of people who donated money and never said a word. Why??,because they're grown and don't need the Attention! #Facts

  • the guest

    Today in NYC it got dark and rained hard for about 5-10 mins. Now the sun is shining bright. I wanna believe that Junior telling his supporters and family he’s in heaven no longer suffering.


    So beautiful. Amen

  • dontgetblocked

    This is when you can tell she hangs aroun Kim K. Attention whore!

  • Allihave2say

    She could have allowed the sister to make the posting if that's what the family desired to do. It's self serving and sad.

  • Pnthr

    ? doesn't mean they had to post them.

  • speakinmymind

    On muhfukkin point! They dog Bey n Jay saying they didn't do enough for this, that and the other then when it comes out they did shit on the hush they say it wasn't enough of whatever they did. Damned if you do and damned if you don't. I love my people but I detest niggas!??

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  • samuel severino

    I feel exactly the same way you did about the video.

    Especially if he didn’t even come up with the idea. XXXTentacion had a Helping Hands challenge to people in Florida and he feels Drake just stole the idea from him and did it on a bigger level since they had been beefing for awhile.

  • Renee Bee


  • Solstice


  • Ghost

    I hope her intentions were good... but now it’s time to let the family heal...
    AND if she wanted this for HER birthday why did she invite Carmelo?? She could have went alone. I just wish folks would stop posting their “good deeds”. Smh

  • T865!

    You don’t comprehend well do you? The family wanted to meet Melo. ?

  • Ghost

    I comprehend VERY well! The lady said she loved Carmelo! No where in the damn article did I read where SHE ASKED her to bring him for her damn birthday!

    I’ve had a bad week so before you get someone else’s curse out I’m going to peace out ??

  • the guest


  • the guest

    Yes they are. They are already in hell. There is no code in any thug life anyplace in the world that calls for killing an innocent promising young man making a difference with his life in urban america. This story breaks my heart,

  • the guest

    This is what LaLa should have done:

    1) Start a scholarship fund in Junior's name.

    2) Visit the family to present the founding check.

    3) That is a purposeful and tasteful photo op.

    4) Then post the check presentation photo on IG with a call to celebrities for donations to the scholarship fund.

    I don't believe her intentions are insincere, but I do think she is still a Hollywood amateur and lacks public relations expertise.

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    You're right, but people have lost any semblance of common sense or balance when it comes to Social Media. they post when they're in the bathroom, in the car, eating, sneezing, blowing their nose, falling, etc. It never ends!

  • Arii

    You sound crazy. If I tell Jay-Z that I love Beyoncé, I expect him to bring her with him!

  • Ghost

    First I didn’t comprehend... now I’m crazy!? That’s why I seldom post on anything that has to do with celebrities! Folks loose their damn minds just because a person is famous. Family just experienced an horrific death in the family and we’re arguing about what celebrity showed up! GTFOH with that nonsense! That’s why her azz got dragged...had no business running over there for publicity anyway!

    So when a family member of YOURS gets PUBLICLY murdered be sure to call JayZ and tell him how much you LOVE Beyoncé so they can show up! Instead of the family healing and being ALLOWED to heal folks still trying to suck all they can from the situation!

    My nephew was killed years back and trust me my family was not interested in anything but trying to HEAL and get through the situation! Let’s see who shows up for them a month from now.. yeah it’s all go when it’s fresh but death of a love one lasts a lifetime! And stop idolizing someone who doesn’t even know you EXIST!

    I always try to be civil on this blog but you are taking me there today! Smdh

  • BeUtFullSoul

    WHY do We NEED to Know what YOU DID for this family!!! geesh!
    ALWAYS a reason to show yourSELF , just had to make IT about yoU!!.. oh AND MeLO too..
    Did you all work out YOUall's issUes sis, huh? TELL.

  • tintin

    very very true and it's so sad. The mother of this boy posted her lying on his dead body. which i thought was very inappropriate. Then they argue it's to bring awareness. awareness to what???? i don't need to see a emotional mom lying on her dead sons chest. But yep that what the world has become. A social media wh0re.

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    Truth! Even with the XXXTentacion (sp?) thing. People walking around videotaping instead of calling 911. People bragging about robbing, killing assaulting each other on it. SICK!

  • Arii

    Chile, calm your hot azz down. I was specifically responding to your comment that no one asked Melo to show up. Now, her posting on IG and all of that...I don’t particularly care for that, but I STILL SAY that the lady said she loved Melo so of course he’d come also. Go take a walk or sing a song. Calm yo arse down. Only person getting riled up behind celebs is GHOST.

  • Ghost

    And how am I getting riled up about a celebrity? Because I said I hope her intentions were good?yep I just took a walk and sang a song into my Place of employment! I don’t call folks names nor questioned their sanity! This world is made up of different personalities which means different opinions. It’s okay to disagree but all this signifying is not necessary!

    It’s all good... you have a nice day and even better weekend

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    LaLa came from the School of Kardashian so I always look at her sideways...she always seems like she searching for a photo opp. She didn't have to post it at all but of course she did to get likes smh...

  • Sdot33

    I agree....she's a talentless opportunist and MADD OLD to be doing this.
    Over her old fake body, bubbly eyed chicken legged self.

  • Decked Out

    She is KumKaTrashian's BFF.
    Her Body FAKE just like HER.
    She is Black when it's convenient
    as well as LATINO when it's convenient
    She is a JOKE.

  • Bonita

    I agree with number 1 only. Two and three could've been done without being displayed on social media. Number four is even worse than this picture. The amount contributed is nobody elses business. And if other celebrities can't donate without public recognition then their intentions are just as vain as La La's are.

  • interestingconcept1

    she could have been quiet about it. Let the family give her praise if they want to, but she should have shut her mouth.

  • interestingconcept1

    Yes, and then be reborn just to be burned again...and again. This is beyond sad.

  • Phil Mccrackenzme

    I'm so tired of the fakeness.

  • supastar

    Good for you LaLa and Carmelo! This is a sad situation. And as for IG well they will drag anyone for anything. Power's back Sunday!

  • mesmerizineyez .

    And wait, I thought her and Melo were broken up. Why did she need to be there and do this. I'm sure Melo (a grown a** man) could have went by himself and delivered the shoes and jerseys

  • esh

    i am definitely not mad at lala. she is one of the only celebs that did come out. j lo never even stepped foot into her home town. lala gets respect from me bc there are a gazillion other things she could have been doing, especially on her bd.


    She is a friend of kim Kardashian so publicity stunts are no stranger..... So mirroring of publicity stunts wouldnt be a surprise.

  • Claudia

    ??? why post pictures just go and help