Antonia Carter, 26, has a new reality TV series that's set to debut on the BET Network this month. The show centers around her family, which includes her 12-year-old daughter, Reginae Carter, whose daddy is rappper Lil wayne.
Toya, as she is affectionately called, couldn't get pregnant by fiance MempHitz to boost the show's ratings, so she did the next best thing: she created a scandal on Twitter.com that is sure to draw curious viewers to her new show.
According to loyal reader, snootypooty, Toya, whose username on Twitter.com is @antoniacarter, took to her Twitter page and tweeted, "It breaks my heart to see kids under 18 Gay."
Toya quickly deleted the tweet and apologized for giving her opinion, but not before her original tweet was retweeted by bisexual bloggers, @Necole Bitchie and @MissJia, both of whom have amassed huge followings on Twitter.com.
Toya's tweet whipped up a storm of protests on Twitter.com, causing her daughter, Reginae, to come to mommy's defense. Reginae tried to be diplomatic at first by explaining that everyone has their own opinions. She finally told her angry followers -- most of whom are under 18 -- to unfollow her because her mom comes first.
"I know my mother is a nice lady and she have opinions,"she wrote. "But she said she's sorry. The ones that don't believe her, she tried. Unfollow me, my mom comes first."
What do you kids think? Was Toya wrong to voice her opinion about confused young men prancing around Lenox Mall in high heels carrying purses? Or should she have kept her opinions to herself?
The horrific story of a family found slaughtered in their home took a strange turn when a reporter stumbled upon the bloody murder weapon earlier today.
A writer for the Atlanta journal newspaper, found the bloody knife on the patio of the Lithonia home where 3 people -- a woman and two children -- were brutally stabbed to death Sunday evening.
According to DeKalb sheriff's records, Eugene Quatron McCoy, 21, was booked into the jail at 4:24 a.m. Monday on three murder charges. The records at the jail indicate he lived at the house in the 7100 block of Rockland Road.
The house had been thoroughly searched by DeKalb police, who somehow missed the bloody knife lying under a chair on the patio.
Incredibly, a DeKalb County Police spokeswoman said she did not know if the blood soaked knife was related to the deadly stabbings.
Broken glass from a window lay scattered on the patio near where the knife was found. A slashed window screen lay discarded on the steps.
According to the AJC, a woman survived the carnage inside the house. The woman managed to escape by running through the woods to a home in a nearby subdivision to call for help. She was transported to a local hospital where she is listed in critical condition.
The dead woman is believed to be McCoy's mother. The identifies of all 4 victims are being withheld until the next of kin is notified.
Police had been called to the home on six previous occasions to arrest McCoy for allegedly violating stay away orders. He was last arrested on January 8 on a criminal trespass charge, and was released from the jail on March 16.
Photos: Rhonda Cook, firstname.lastname@example.org and DeKalb Sheriff's Office
Singer Ciara just tweeted this pic of herself rocking a pair of Air Jordan Retro 9's at the Hill Street Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club in Atlanta this morning.
Later this afternoon she's off to the 2nd Annual Sprite Step Off Challenge at the Fox Theater in midtown. The step show starts at 5p.m.
I attended this same event last year at the Atlanta Civic Center. If you recall, controversy raged when the 1st prize of $100,000 in scholarships was awarded to the all-white Epsilon chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha out of Arkansas.
The white girls killed it at the majority black competition last year. They electrified the crowd with a dazzling step routine that clocked in at just under 9 minutes. But almost immediately after this video hit the 'nets, accusations of "the fix was in!" began sounding from HBCUs across the country.
Black sorors complained bitterly that MTV (and their sponsor, Coca Cola which distributes Sprite) wanted a step crew winner that was more in line with their targeted demographic.
So what if the white women stole parts of their routines from black step crews? The truth is that the all-black Tau Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha from Indiana University (who came in 2nd last year) should have stepped their game up a notch instead of acting like it was a dance competition.
The Zeta Tau Alpha girls should have been the sole winners because they stayed true to the historical black traditions of intricate stepping, call and response.
Well, to quiet the uproar (and to appease the media who began making inquiries), Coca-Cola announced that due to a "scoring discrepancy," both the The Zeta Tau Alpha girls (white) and the Tau Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha step crew (black), would be recognized as co-winners.
Naturally the outrage and indignation was split along racial lines, with white college students yelling racism right along with the HBCUs. Coca Cola's excuses about scoring discrepancies fell on deaf ears.
"Why won’t they let YT be great!!!!!! I swear black people won’t let white people have anything," was just one of the sampling of comments left on an all-white message board.
Probably due to the 2010 controversy, this year's competition at the Fox Theater has been scaled down.
Instead of V-103's Ryan Cameron hosting (as he did last year) -- they have someone named DJ Rock-T of the Tavis Smiley Show handling the hosting duties.
Ciara will perform during the competition. Lots of tickets are still available at $20.
'Basketball Wives' stars Jennifer Williams, 34, and Evelyn Lozada, 41, hosted Gold Room Thursdays last night in Atlanta. 'The Game' stars, Wendy Raquel Robinson (Tasha Mack) and Hosea Chanchez (Malik) also showed up to party with the industry elite.
Jennifer wore Christian Louboutin's and a cobalt blue dress that caught everyone's attention.
Evelyn Lozada wasn't happy that Jennifer seemed to be getting all the attention last night
The Game's Wendy Raquel Robinson (Tasha) and Hosea Chanchez (Malik)
Friends of "Celebrity Apprentice" star NeNe Leakes are worried that she might be addicted to plastic surgery.
According to RadarOnline.com, the mother of two has already undergone numerous nip and tuck surgeries to improve her appearance, but she's not satisfied with the results.
NeNe, who found fame (and a little fortune) when she took over the angry bitch role from Sheree Whitfield on 'Atlanta Housewives,'was spotted on Miami beach last weekend wearing a neon green bikini that exposed her rolls of tummy fat.
A source told Radar: "NeNe is determined to have a flatter tummy and she intends to have more liposuction done so she looks her very best this summer."
But what NeNe doesn't realize is that the fat rolls will only end up coming back.
Women in their 40s, who are going into menopause, experience a decrease in hormones which triggers fat production -- especially around their stomach and hips.
A source told RadarOnline.com: "Her friends are worried that she has become too obsessed with plastic surgery and have warned her about the dangers, but she just wants to be the best image of herself that she can be.
"She intends to have the procedure done sooner rather than later and at the moment she is hanging out in Miami with her friends Al Reynolds and Evelyn Lozado from the reality series Basketball Wives."
Since becoming famous the 6 ft tall reality star has had several procedures done including a nose job, breast reduction and lift, liposuction on her tummy, thighs and hips plus new veneers on her teeth.
Grand Hustle rapper Yung Dro released his first music video for "Polo Down" off his mixtape, "I Co-Sign Myself."Click here to see the vid.
In the video, Dro waxes poetic about his love for the high priced Ralph Lauren Polo line. While he is known for his lucid raps about everything from Polo button downs to home grown kush, it is Dro's sexual preferences that's raising eyebrows this morning.
Yesterday, a random groupie tweeted a series of private messages that were allegedly sent from Yung Dro to her DM box. One message in particular caught everyone's eye because it was in reference to fellow Atlanta rapper Waka Flocka.
In the message, Dro allegedly requested a 3-some between himself, the groupie and Waka. Particular attention was paid to the abnormal size of Waka's peen. Dro goes by the username @dropolo on Twitter.com.
Normally we wouldn't entertain such filth on this blog, but Dro didn't exactly deny the authenticity of the private tweets in his profanity-laced responses to the groupie on Twitter. But he did vigorously defend his heterosexuality.
Exposing online conversations that are meant to be private is par for the course on Twitter. Many a rapper's come hither DMs (direct messages) have been exposed by aspiring jump offs. You would think that rappers would be a little more cautious about how much they reveal to total strangers in the DM (Direct Message) box?
While I don't for one second believe that Dro is Down Low or Teh Ghey -- this information does lead one to wonder if men are indeed as interested in the size of another man's junk as the next woman.
Atlanta police arrested a former NBA ref who assaulted former Atlanta Hawks star Dominique Wilkins following the Hawks game at Phipps Arena Wednesday night.
Rashan S. Michel, 36, told police Wilkins owed him money for 3 suits Wilkins purchased years ago.
Following the game, Michel exchanged words with Wilkins before punching him in the chest and also hitting a security guard. Michel was taken into custody by Atlanta police and charged with one count of simple battery following the incident, Officer K.Y. Jones with Atlanta police told the AJC.
Michel worked as a NBA referee from 1997 to 2001 before falling on hard times. Wilkins was not injured in the incident.
"The fan was promptly arrested and was taken into custody by the Atlanta Police Department," Hawks spokesman Arthur Triche said in a statement to the AJC. "At this time the Hawks have no additional information or comment regarding this situation."
It looks like Mr. Michel got the worst of the exchange. Loyal reader Brenda writes:
Hello, and hope all is well, just wanted to add a lil info to your post about the fight last night well, it was more like a BEAT down! It wasn't a brief as most think, I was there and I also have the booking photo that shows Rashan got his ass whooped!
The last time singer Lauryn Hill performed live in Atlanta, she left her most loyal fans feeling frustrated and unimpressed.
According to an industry insider who attended the concert for free at Atlanta's Center Stage theater in January, the 35-year-old mother of 5 hit the stage 3 hours late for her advertised 9 p.m. show.
Lauryn promptly confused her fans by announcing that she was tired of "playing the same music night after night." Hill told the shocked audience that she wanted to play something different. She then instructed her band to speed up the music, which rendered her classic hits unrecognizable.
The insider said Hill urged the audience to sing along, saying, "I want crowd participation."
"But nobody could participate because NOBODY knew the music!," said the fan. "Everybody was looking around like 'WHAT SONG IS THIS???'"
"It was new music completely," the frustrated fan continued. "The lyrics were the same, but you had to be on ecstasy to follow the music!"
Well, Lauryn Hill and her road manager, Atlanta's own sexual chocolate, Bumni, heard all the complaints and they want to make it up to enraged Atlanta fans. When Lauryn Hill hits the stage tonight in Atlanta, she promises to be on time and drama free.
Hill tweeted the following message to her followers on Twitter.com yesterday:
Rapper Da Brat was spotted out & about shopping in Atlanta with her beautiful mom, Nadine. As you know, Brat was recently released from a Georgia prison where she served 3 years for an assault conviction. Since then she's been busy writing songs and recording music in her home studio.
Thanks to my inside source for sending these exclusive pics for my readers! I'm told Da Brat is on Twitter now.
Click the link below to see Da Brat's state issued ankle jewelry.
Singer Keri Hilson attended the BMI event honoring producer Polow Da Don, left, for his music and humanitarian accomplishments at the W Atlanta last night.
And look who else was there: Singer/Songwriter Timothy Bloom and Lawrence Washington's sister. Okay, I'm kidding. She's not Lawrence's sister. She's singer V. Bozeman. The two performed at the BMI event honoring producer Polow Da Don for his music and humanitarian accomplishments at the W Atlanta last night.
There's yet another bizarre twist in the ongoing Usher/Tameka Foster sex tape scandal. According to TMZ.com, pr0n king Steve Hirsch, who owns Vivid Entertainment, is contemplating purchasing the sex tape to conceal it's contents from the public.
As I told you, a confidential source informed me that the tape contained a graphic scene involving a sex toy that is usually secured to a female's pelvic area by the use of straps. I can't go into more detail because this is a family-oriented blog.
But according to TMZ, Hirsch is willing to save Usher the embarrassment by purchasing the tape to prevent that scene from ever going public. What a great guy.
TMZ has obtained a copy of a letter Vivid Entertainment honcho Steve Hirsch sent to Usher -- and shockingly ... Hirsch offers to help Usher STOP distribution of the tape.
Mind you ... Hirsch is the guy who put out Kim K, Kendra Wilkinson and Montana Fishburne's sex tapes -- but in the letter to Ush he says, "As a result of this being an intimate and very personal tape we can certainly understand why you would want to stop its distribution."
Hirsch goes on to say he's shut down "many celebrity sex tapes" ... and claims he's willing to do the same for Usher.
Rapper Gucci Mane covers the The Source's annual "green issue" this month.
Gucci, who claims to be an intelligent rapper although his actions say otherwise, was interviewed by Brian "BDot" Miller (RapRadar) for The Source.
Yeah. The critics and bloggers ridicule and scrutinize [but] it fuels my ?re. I can’t say I want to enjoy all the spoils of the game without being criticized. I actually welcome it as a part of success. I don’t want everybody to like me. So many people feel like I don’t deserve the things I got. I know I worked so hard for ‘em, so [criticism] makes me work even harder.
The 31-year-old former hustler also bragged about being so big in Atlanta that cops pull him over just to check out his expensive rides.
“Yesterday, I’m in my Ferrari, I get pulled over, the cop comes to the car and says, ‘Sorry, I just wanna see the inside of your Ferrari.’ I swear to God.”
(ATLANTA) March 16, 2011 - Season 2 of the popular ATL LIVE ON THE PARK showcase series, hosted by Kenny Burns and founded by Shanti Das and Marlon Nichols, kicked off last night at Park Tavern with R&B veterans Jagged Edge headlining an unforgettable show. As usual, industry VIPs were in the building, including Ludacris, Kelly Price, RL, Jazze Pha, Chaka Zulu, Bryan Michael Cox, Devyne Stephens, Latavia Roberson, Mychael Knight, Takeo Spikes, Real Housewives of Atlanta's Peter Thomas and Lawrence Washington and more.
Newcomers Winston Warrior, Stephani Parker and Xavier Lewis (winner of the Georgia Lottery's All Access Music Search) opened the show before JE hit the stage and thrilled the crowd with classics such as "Let's Get Married," "I Gotta Be" and "Where the Party At." Kelly Price even surprised the audience with an impromptu performance of her single "Tired." ~ Saptosa Foster
Latavia Roberson (formerly of Destiny's Child)
Industry execs Shawn "Tubby" Holiday, left, and Devyne Stephens
Singer RL (formerly of the group Next) and his longtime fiancée