Former tennis champ Serena Williams was spotted showing off her steroids enhanced curves in a mismatched bikini in Miami over the weekend. The 29-year-old's career as a world class tennis player has taken a nose dive due to her much publicized health problems. As a result of her medical problems (whether real or imagined), Serena has tumbled to #175 in the world tennis rankings.
Good morning! Here's a rare Saturday morning post for you weekend lurkers. Beyonce's sster Solange, 25, performed a DJ set at Merah Club in London yesterday. Is she losing weight? I heard a rumor that if the DJ'ing thing doesn't work out for her she will segue into a career as a fashion model. Good luck with that, Sol!
Puff daddy's 2nd baby mama, Kim Porter, was spotted leaving Trousdale Nightclub in West Hollywood, CA last night. I remember when I photographed Kim's 38th birthday party at Justin's in 2004. Click here to see the pics. Puffy seemed so in love with her. Kim blew out the candles on her cake too quickly and I wasn't able to get the shot. I will never forget the look of disgust on Puffy's face when I missed that shot. He glared at me disapprovingly, then he shook his head slowly and walked away.
Even though I photographed private parties for him and Kim over the years, Puff has never once referred to me by my name. I was always "hey, miss" to him. If Puffy thought you were beneath his status, he made you feel like you were the smallest person in the room. A great man realizes that he is a man among giants, and he treats everyone accordingly. Puff is not that man.
TMZ has obtained the police report describing the altercation between Nicki Minaj and her assistant, in which she claimed he struck her in the face with a suitcase.
TMZ broke the story ... Nicki and her assistant, Safaree Samuels, were arguing at a hotel pool in Dallas Monday night and took it upstairs to the room.
According to the police report, Nicki followed Samuels up to the room they were sharing, to make sure he didn't take any of her stuff. Nicki was looking into her suitcase in the room, which had some of Samuels' belongings, when she says he "grabbed the suitcase and as he was picking it up, he shoved the suitcase across [Nicki's] chin and lower lip."
The police report goes on: "[Nicki's] teeth struck the inside of her lower lip, causing the inside of the lower lip to cut and start to bleed."
According to the report, a paramedic arrived on scene, but Nicki decided she didn't want to press charges so the case was closed.
TMZ is reporting that Samuel is her "assistant," but they've been together since high school and they live together on the West Coast. So there you have it.
Troubled R&B singer R.Kelly is facing foreclosure on his $2.7 million Chicago mansion, according to Access Atlanta.
A Crain's Chicago Business publication reports that JPMorgan Chase Bank filed the foreclosure lawsuit last month in Cook County Circuit Court. The complaint states that Kelly hasn't made monthly mortgage payments since June of last year.
Crain's reports the Olympia Field home's appraised value fell 26 percent in a year, to $3.8 million in 2010. The original 1999 loan was for $3.5 million.
Kelly's spokesman Allan Mayer declined to comment on the foreclosure. But he told the Associated Press that Kelly isn't having any financial problems.
This might be one of those situations when a rich person walks away from properties that are worth much less than what they owe on it.
Tia Mowry, one half of Hollywood's best known black twin stars, is writing a book on motherhood after giving birth only a couple of weeks ago. Talk about narcissistic?
Mowry, 32, took to her Twitter page yesterday to deliver the news to her followers:
"Great News!!!!! I am now an AUTHOR!!! I am writing a BOOK! So excited about this new adventure! More news to follow!!! xoxo I am working with Penguin Group, 4 my first book, Oh, Baby!, n which I share the experiences of my first pregnancy & the tips I've learned. This is something I have always wanted to do and I am thrilled to share this journey with all my fans:),"
I hate to laugh at this chick, but can she really write a book on motherhood after giving birth only 2 weeks ago? Now she's an expert on motherhood? That's rather grandiose of Tia to think people would buy a book about her birthing experiences while we're in a recession. Couldn't she cover her birthing experience and all the tips she learned in one blog post?
Tia and her twin sister Tamera, also have a new reality show set to premiere next month.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the show will cover Tia's pregnancy and Tamera's engagement to Fox News correspondent Adam Housely. Tia is an executive producer of the series along with her manager, Adam Griffin.
According to Yahoo Sport, the golf world is buzzing about a special announcement that Tiger Woods is set to make at 11 a.m. today.
Speculation and rumors abound that Woods, 35, who hasn't won a tournament in 2 years, will call it quits and retire for good from the sport that made him a billionaire.
Woods' storied career ended in spectacular fashion in November 2009 when he crashed his SUV into a tree outside his home a day after a tabloid published a story that he was having an affair.
In the following weeks, more loose women tumbled out of Woods' golf bag, and Woods checked himself into a sex rehab. Woods' corporate sponsors began a mass exodus for the door, and his long suffering wife, Elin, filed for divorced and left with the couple's children, Sam Alexis, 4, and Charlie Axel, 2.
The fact that a narcissist like Woods is even calling a press conference, rather than issuing a press release, gives some indication that his announcement will be huge.
Or maybe Tiger is set to end the speculation about his ethnicity once and for all by admitting that he's black?
Lol, I threw that last one in as a joke. Stay tuned for more details on Woods' announcement.
According to the Associated Press, Updated: Monday, July 11, 5:35 AM:
Tiger Woods’ agent says the golfer is not making any announcements Monday. Mark Steinberg was responding to rumors late Sunday that Woods was making an unspecified announcement Monday morning on Golf Channel.
Steinberg told The Associated Press on Monday: “There’s an erroneous report that he’s making an announcement, but he’s not.”
Baby killer Casey Anthony is scheduled to leave prison on July 17 -- according to the media. But don't expect to see publishers lining up with lucrative book deals for the mentally unstable 25-year-old.
In a shocking verdict last week, a Florida jury acquitted Anthony of murdering her 2-year-old daughter Caylee Anthony in 2009.
Many are comparing Anthony's case to the O.J. Simpson trial that ended in a not guilty verdict in 1995. Simpson, 63, was on trial for slaughtering his wife, Nicole Brown, and her friend, Ronald Goldman, in 1994. He is currently serving a 15 year sentence in a Nevada prison for robbery and kidnapping.
"Publishers have a long memory and after the public outcry that led to the canceled publication of the O.J. Simpson book ['If I Did It'], everyone will think twice before offering Casey a deal," one senior book editor told Popeater's Rob Shuter.
“Anyone that touches this book is committing career suicide,” a writer told Shuter. “Not to mention, how do you go to sleep at night knowing you are making this young woman rich?”
Welp, the final numbers have been tallied for Beyonce's much-maligned '4' album -- including the digital downloads. Not even hugging black kids from the local Boys' and Girls' Club or making a surprise visit to Target -- a shop she wouldn't be caught dead in otherwise -- could boost Beyonce's album sales.
The jury has reached a verdict in the sensational murder trial of Casey Anthony in an Orlando, Florida courtroom today. After listening to testimony from both sides for nearly 6 weeks, they found her not guilty.
Anthony pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the death of her daughter, Caylee. She could have faced the death penalty if she had been convicted.
Update: Casey Anthony was found guilty of lying to police. She will be out of prison in less than a year.
Update II, 3:43 p.m.
According to Drudge Report, the media blew the Casey Anthony case. But why did they turn Nancy Grace's picture upside down though?
NBA star Kobe Bryant is no different than any other powerful, wealthy man who desires a little variety to spice up his sex life. Luckily, he's married to a submissive Latina woman who understands that her place is in the home raising their two daughters. Besides, there's nothing he can do to her that a $4 million, 10-carat ring won't fix.
You recall that sexual assault case in 2008 when a hotel desk clerk complained that Kobe brutally sodomized her? It turned out she was lying -- the sex was consensual. Kobe supposedly learned his lesson and started treating his extramarital sexcapades as business transactions. But now a hooker has come forward to say that Kobe didn't put a ring on it like he promised:
Selina Miller, an Ohio prostitute (as listed on her resume) filed a lawsuit last week in Orange County Superior Court. Selina is claiming that Kobe gave her a “completed and signed agreement” to provide her with a ring. Of course the promise always came during their sexual liaison. “He likes playing games with women more than people know,” she said. “I’m upset because he promised me a ring [during one visit], and then some other people influenced him, and I didn’t get it. He thinks he can stop by my house any time he wants to. There are other women, too. One of them got a ring.” Kobe’s infidelities have already cost him a multi-million dollar ring. I guess any woman would be mad to know that she gave him this negro some head and tail and didn’t get the ring but other whores did.
It seems lounge singer Beyoncé has the luck of the Irish on her side. According to London tabloid The Sun, the R&B stars record setting appearance at Glastonbury Music Festival in England last week has boosted sales of her album, titled '4'.
As you know, early industry estimates based on one day sales predicted Beyoncé's '4' will push 275-300K in the fist week. That's not bad considering Bey had no hot singles at radio -- but it will be the lowest sales figure for her since 2003.
Bey's record label, Columbia, was quick to dispute its reported displeasure with the overall project. Ron Stringer, Columbia/Epic Label Group's Chairman, released a statement last week claiming the label was "vindicated" by 4's sales so far:
CNN's Anderson Cooper got down to the bottom of the Kim Kardashian fake butt debate last night on his "AC 360" show.
Cooper said: "For a while now I've had this unsettling feeling... Like the universe was slightly out of whack. I couldn't pin-point the source of the feeling, but then it hit me: no one has really been saying much about Kim Kardashian's butt lately."
He added: "Unbeknownst to me, the entire world will not stop with the cracks about her butt..."
After cracking more butt jokes, Cooper showed his viewers a clip from last night's episode of 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians', where she goes for an x-ray to prove once and for all that her butt is real.
So what was the doctor's professional opinion of Kim's butt after reading her x-ray? He said, "No implant. This is ALL Kim!"
Of course, if Kim was wearing butt pads (as I believe she does) they wouldn't show up on x-rays if she removed them beforehand.
Now look at the x-ray below, and then look at the photo above that was taken of Kim while she shopped for her wedding dress in New York yesterday. You be the judge. The debate rages on.
The world famous Gold Room was off the chain last night in Atlanta as actor Laz Alonzo hosted Thursday nights. Reality TV stars Chad Ochocinco and Evelyn Lozada (Basketball Wives) stopped by for a second. Actor Michael Jai White was also in the house.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Obviously, Beyonce needs no explanation. She is fierce, she is driven and she has the success to match her passions. Nobody is doubting that. However, why is it that Kelly’s talents had to be downplayed for the sake of Beyonce’s success? Economically, it doesn’t make sense.
For some reason, (I’m assuming) Papa Knowles thought there wasn’t enough room for more than one Destiny’s Child member to gain success in the music marketplace. If he did indeed steer Rowland’s career away from success, then he was engaging in anti-competitive practices.
Thew writer notes that, since Kelly "broke ties with her former manager" she is now seeing much more success than when she first became a solo artist. Since the Atlanta Post is a business magazine, I wonder if the writer is hinting that Kelly can sue Mathew?
Meanwhile, over the weekend, her former bandmate, Beyonce, made history as the first female performer to headline at the Glastonbury music festival in 19 years.
Troubled actress Lindsay Lohan has a court date this morning that will determine whether she goes to jail or continues on house arrest in her luxury $2.25 million 3,000-square-foot townhouse in Venice, CA.
At issue are a couple of alcohol tests that came up positive last week. Lindsay will go before the same judge who threatened her with jail time if she violated her probation again... or was that the judge before this one? It's so hard keeping up with all the judges, the rehabs, the ankle monitors and the second chances that this girl gets.
But even though Lindsay is a chronic substance abuser for whom drug rehab has failed in the past -- her dad, Michael Lohan, still believes she needs drug rehab rather than prison time. Like typical enablers, Lohan blames Lindsay's friends for all her problems:
"There's a chubby English girl named Nikki who is always around her and when she is, I get a sick feeling and there is always a problem," Lohan told PopEater's Rob Shuter.
Last week Lindsay threw a party on her roof for a small group of friends. She was drinking out of a red cup, but a bottle of beer and wine glasses can clearly be seen in the photos (below).
When interviewed for Life & Style magazine, Lindsay said, "When my friends come over, they're not drinking. Alcohol is not in my house, so it's not part of my life."
"I'm so worried about my daughter," Michael Lohan told Radar Online. "I'm very, very concerned about the people around Lindsay and the pressure being put upon her. If it turns out that the test was positive, then I have strong concerns because if a person can't stay straight in the house where can she stay straight?"
Update: Lindsay Lohan does not have to go to jail. A judge today ordered Lohan to stop partying while on house arrest. According to People.com, the judge chided Lohan for making "a party atmosphere" out of her home confinement. She was ordered to limit the number of visitors she has at one time in her home. The judge didn't revoke Lohan's home confinement or toss her in jail because her court ordered alcohol testing ended in February.
Sean "Diddy" Combs, his former protégé Jamal "Shyne" Barrow and the now-defunct Times Square hot spot struck a deal earlier this year with three clubgoers shot by Barrow in the notorious 1999 melee, court records show.
The exact terms of the settlements were unknown because of confidentiality agreements between the parties, but former Club New York owner Michael Bergos, who did not sign the confidentiality deal, said the most seriously injured victim, Natania Reuben, was paid $1.8 million.
Reuben, now 40, was shot in the nose and suffered seizures because of seven bullet fragments still lodged in her face.
Two other victims were paid $500,000 and $50,000. Bergos said he was unsure who paid what amount in the deal, but Barrow's and the club's shares were picked up by insurance companies, while Diddy -- who was acquitted in the criminal case related to the brawl -- had to pay out of pocket because his insurance company had gone belly up.
Hoping to appease the gays, Columbia Records leaked a dance track from the Target Deluxe Edition of Beyonce's upcoming album, 4, entitled "Schoolin' Life". The track is produced by The Dream and has a certain desperate quality to it.
Just so this post isn't a complete waste...
...troubled singer Chris Brown has once again apologized to the gays via his Twitter account for dropping a "gay slur" during another public meltdown. According to TMZ, Chris Brown was issued a simple parking ticket in L.A. yesterday -- which he objected to because he thinks he's above receiving parking tickets. So, like a typical narcissist, he looked around for a commoner to place the blame on for his failings in life.
Suspecting that the hard working paparazzi nearby tipped off the parking attendant, he turned to them and shouted, "Y'all n**gas is weak. Did y'all call them to try and film me? Y'ALL N**GAS IS GAY!" Cue the gay mafia gay rights groups, who rushed forward to condemn Brown's misuse of the word "gay" -- which, before it was hijacked by the homosexual community, meant "cheerful, lighthearted and carefree."
So Brown took to his Twitter page and tweeted this message to his 3 million followers:
There's no turning back now. Beyonce and Columbia records execs are bracing for a big bomb, according to the NY Post's Page Six.
I told you earlier that my source at Columbia Records indicated Beyonce's upcoming album, 4, would be pushed back for "retooling". But following a series of "emergency" meetings in New York, the decision was made (by Jay Z and Bey) to release the record on schedule on June 28.
My source said Jay Z, who A&R'd the album, takes it as a personal insult that Columbia execs are questioning his decisions. "[Jay Z] and his boys are A&R'ing Beyoncé but they're not doing a great job at it. This has been the worst rollout I've ever seen on Beyoncé," said my source.
According to Page Six's sources, Columbia Records executives fear Beyoncé's new album, "4," could be a dud after she refused to return to the studio to re-record new tracks. This, despite the fact that Beyonce initially recorded 72 songs for the project. My confidential source told me that top level execs at Sony are all in agreement: "This is the worst Beyonce album ever."
"They're very nervous about Beyoncé's new record," an industry insider told Page Six. "It doesn't have the hit songs that her fans are used to. They asked her to make changes, but she said no."
Bracing for the worst, Columbia suits are strategizing in case of slower sales and have had "quiet discussions" about the reunion of Destiny's Child.
"Beyoncé's career has stalled a bit," a source told us. "Columbia seems to think they can get some mileage out of a comeback record with all of the girls." Another source tells us Destiny's Child could start recording together as early as October, with a suggested album title "Family Reunion."
Troubled singer Chris Brown experienced another career-threatening meltdown at a local nightclub following his less-than-stellar performance at Hot 107.9's Birthday Bash concert on Saturday. Brown, who was clearly wasted, ordered his goons to harass the local media.
A loyal reader, who prefers to remain anonymous, writes:
I really was not feeling Chris Brown's behavior and how he treated the media last night. If he had a problem with taking photos why did he show up at such a high profile event in the first place? The young man MUST realize that he is a public figure and that he owes it to his fans that were in the building as well as the many that could not make it to the event to provide some level of humility when dealing with the media.
What was the purpose of hiring a publicist to invite media to cover the event if you don't want your image taken? While we appreciated the invite by the event publicist, it is foolish for any celebrity to think that they are exempt from having their photo taken. To add insult to injury, he instructed his "mechanical dummies" aka security guards not to allow photographers to use their camera flashes. Where they do that at?
We suppose his reasoning was because there may have been a few underage drinkers in his VIP section he didn't want us to get on camera. In any event, unless he changes his narcissist ways he will never rise to the level of a superstar.
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Accoding to the Huffington Post, former NY Congressman Anthony Weiner has announced his resignation from Congress.
Embattled Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) announced at a press conference Thursday that he is resigning from Congress, making him the first congressman whose career was wrecked by indiscretions on Twitter.
Weiner, who mistakenly tweeted a photo of his underwear-clad erection last month and then lied to cover it up, had been under escalating pressure to quit as one embarrassing revelation after another came to light. The New York Times was first to report on Thursday that he had succumbed to that pressure.
It's over folks! Keep it moving. There's nothing to see here...
Singer Alicia Keys, 30, and music producer Swizz Beatz, 32, display their deep love and affection for each other at the Keep a Child Alive Black Ball dinner at Camden Roundhouse in London yesterday. Alicia doesn't care that strangers are still angry at her for breaking up Swizz Beats' marriage to VIBE writer Mashonda. No one knows the true story of how she and Swizz came to be together.
"We didn't start seeing each other until months after they had separated," said Keys in a recent interview.
Alicia and Swizz, real name Kasseem Dean, wed in July of last year on the French island of Corsica while she was six months pregnant with their first child, Egypt. Another factor in the breakup of Swizz's marriage was a fling with a British woman who gave birth to his only daughter, Nicole, now 3.
It appears that troubled producer Kanye West is still unofficially blacklisted in the music industry.
According to Hollywood Life, Even though Kanye and Justin chilled together in a studio back in February, the world's most recognizable teen won't have anything to do with Kanye's new collaboration album with Jay Z.
Kanye, 34, reached out to Justin, 17, in order to have him work on Kanye’s upcoming collaboration album with Jay-Z, Watch The Throne. Even though the duo already has some high-profile guests lined up, including Beyoncé and Bruno Mars, they may not be able to land the teen sensation, a source tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively.
“Justin likes Kanye’s music, but he’s worried he’s done too many controversial things and it would hurt his image,” a source close to Justin’s management says. “Between the sex scandals, political gaffes and interrupting Taylor Swift, Kanye is known as a genius but a big risk to associate with!”
Justin and Kanye sort of collaborated in the past when Kanye remixed Justin's hit song, “Runaway Love” with old school rapper Raekwon. But apparently Justin declined to work with the "Monster" rapper, or Jay Z, on any current project.