We live in a society where male and female roles are defined by gender stereotypes.

Some homosexuals (not all) choose to self identity by adopting the gender stereotypes (behavior, style of dress and attitude) of the opposite sex.

Women who choose to dress and behave like men are referred to as studs.

Loyal reader Dee Perry learned the hard way that gender misappropriation often leads to charges of gender discrimination when studs object to being treated like men.

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Lil Mo flyer

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Please note that you must have evidence in the form of canceled checks or pictures or your Blast will be rejected. This section is not for the public to air grievances with other private citizens.

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Erica Dixon

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If you're an aspiring writer and you are considering writing a book in hopes of obtaining riches, be careful what you ask for. There are many hidden fees buried deep within book contracts that you may not be aware of if you (or your attorney) don't go over that contract with a fine tooth comb.

The emergence and growth of social networking websites such as Twitter.com and Facebook has given book publishers new sources of revenue by fleecing unsuspecting authors.

Shanae Hall, who authored the book "Why Do I Have To Think Like A Man?", writes:

Good Morning Sandra,

My name is Shanae Hall, I am the author of the book "Why Do I Have To Think Like A Man?" This was the book that gave Mary Harvey the courage to speak up. I'm sure you remember. Anyways I am writing you because I need your help putting our publisher (Farrah Gray publishing, who has also published Don Lemons, flavor flav and a few others books) on BLAST!! He has refused to pay us a dime or give us our rights back to our book, prior to the law suit we requested that he sign back our rights to us and that he could keep the money that he stole. Initially he agreed to do so, but later backed out of the release agreement. The primary reason for this law suit is because he billed us $92,000 for tweets and facebook fans that he said we acquired because of the book. When proof of expenses paid were requested of course nothing was sent over to back these extraordinary charges. And second because our royalty statements were grossly inaccurate and incomplete. We currently have a law suit pending in Los Angeles that he doesn't want to be served the paper work for (I have attached the law suit paper work as well as the fee sheet proving the bill for tweets and Facebook fans, and [?]) . As my mother/co-author Rhonda Frost explained to him. "You are stealing from two single mothers we are not going to let this go away w/o a fight." Thank you for helping me/us put his lying, want to be a celebrity, fraudulent ass on blast.

Shanae

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Before we get into this "Put 'em on Blast" post, I want to send my condolences to the family of Darrell "Big D" Davis, (pictured above) who is better known as rapper Bow Wow's longtime bodyguard. He passed away last week due to complications from an undisclosed medical issue.

Funeral services were held for Mr. Davis on Friday, March 11 in Stockbridge, GA.

If you are a Bow Wow fan then you are familiar with Big D, who protected Bow Wow from day 1 up until a few years ago when the two men parted ways professionally.

Bow Wow was supposed to attend Big D's funeral but he never showed up. According to inside sources who asked to remain anonymous, Bow Wow, 24, real name Shad Moss, also promised to handle the full costs of the funeral to relieve the hardship on the family.

That promise went from taking care of the full costs to paying half of the costs to paying nothing at all, leaving the family scrambling to come up with the funds to pay the entire bill.

I would love to give credit to the REAL MEN in the industry who stepped up to pay the entire funeral bill for the Davis family, but they do not wish to be identified.

Let's just say that they are very close to Bow Wow. Under normal circumstances, these people would not betray Bow Wow's trust, but what's wrong is wrong. By the way, my inside source drops a scoop in their email to us. Remember where you read it first!

Hi Sandra,
Bodyguard/Security affectionately known as "Big D" passed away on March 3. He'd been battling health issues. His funeral was held today in Atlanta, Georgia. He was Bow Wow's bodyguard for over 8 years. One of the FEW people that was there for him since day one. What's sketchy is how Bow committed to paying for his funeral. Well... paying in full went to HALF and HALF went to him not even showing up at all! Now how in the world does he LIVE in Atlanta and not show up to the funeral!?!? Maybe he was too busy tearing down Babies R Us since he has a child on the way! (Oops! Did I spill that? (And YES, it is a FACT.) Bow Wow is going through all these changes to reinvent himself. He has a new home with Young Money and always talks about how he "helps them" and they help each other... well guess he forgot he agreed to HELP his long time friend. What a damn shame!!

--Thanks,-S

In the video after the break, Bow Wow is Punked by Toure for a segment on BET that never aired. As he leaves the room, you can hear Bow Wow shout, "Big D, handle that!" Big D was always there for Bow Wow. Too bad he couldn't be there for Big D.

Click link to watch video

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Being wealthy is not all it's cracked up to be. Yes, you can buy everything your little heart desires, but you will also fall victim to greedy, unscrupulous people who are determined to separate you from your money.

People such as Vicki Lynne Jordan dba Jordan Victoria, owner of Event Couture LLC, who, according to my sources, overcharged rapper T.I. and his wife Tameka "Tiny" Harris to plan their wedding in Florida last year.

Friends say Jordan, who had no previous experience planning weddings, went over the budget by $290,000 to plan the star-studded nuptials in a mansion on Star Island in Miami, Florida on July 31, 2010.

Problems began to arise almost immediately after Jordan was hired: Tiny wanted an outdoor wedding. But Jordan insisted on holding the wedding inside the beautiful, but cramped and sweltering mansion (see picture of the mansion below).

The invitations (which were described as "tacky") were sent out to guests a week and a half prior to the wedding. There was no rehearsal dinner. When Jordan arrived in Florida, she subcontracted the wedding to another wedding planner in Florida, which means she was paid twice for the same service.

She was given $80,000 to cater the reception for less than 200 wedding guests. Instead of lobster and filet mignon on their plates, the guests dined on chicken and Caesar salad at the reception.

Tiny paid $20,000 for linen for the reception. But Jordan allegedly kept the linen after the reception, telling the couple that she was having the linen cleaned.

Since the wedding in July, Jordan has refused numerous requests to turn over the wedding photos, videos or the thousands of dollars worth of wedding gifts that the couple received, including a Hermes blanket from local radio host Ryan Cameron (V-103).

Friends say Jordan told T.I. and Tiny that she had no idea what happened to the gifts -- despite the fact that Jordan and her assistants were seen pushing 3 large baggage carts loaded down with gifts after the wedding.

Some guests stuffed as much as $1,000 cash and checks into envelopes as wedding gifts. The cash and checks are also missing.

The only wedding gift the couple received was from actors Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith, who mailed their gift directly to the Grand Hustle offices in Atlanta.

The wedding photographer was Ray Santana of Ray Santana Photography, based in Florida. According to my source, a check for $8,000 was cut directly to Santana for his photography services (the source has the paid invoice to prove it). Yet Santana still refuses to hand over T.I. and Tiny's wedding pictures and video.

The only photos the couple have seen from their wedding so far are the ones guests took on their camera phones, which angered T.I. According to friends, he paid thousands of dollars to Jordan for tight security to prevent pictures from leaking out. "She was supposed to take care of that and she didnt," said my source.

According to my sources, Jordan told friends that T.I. and Tiny owe her less than $20,000, despite overcharging them $290,000 for her services. Sources say Jordan went on a shopping spree after returning to Atlanta. She allegedly bought a car, clothing and jewelry for herself.

According to my source, Tiny has hired an attorney and she plans to file a lawsuit later this year when her husband, T.I., who is serving 11 months in an Arkansas prison for a probation violation, is released in September.

"You don't do that to somebody's wedding. said my source. [Tiny] got one wedding gift and they're holding her wedding pictures hostage. Who would do that? It's a moral thing."


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Photo of mansion by Ray Santana

Edited Feb. 19, 2011 @ 10:32 p.m.

A loyal reader emailed me to ask why I never covered the Peter Thomas/ Uptown scandal. the answer is: I couldn't care less. I guess I have other things going on in my life that take precedence over worrying about nobodies and what they're up to.

Anyway, my reader accuses Thomas of not paying his workers when Uptown Restaurant was open. She also says Bravo network hired stand-ins to act as employees of Uptown, which was closed 6 months ago.

**Loyal reader Ruby Kisses writes:

Your stuff is always FIRE! However, Im curious as to why you have not address Peter Thomas the con man that is NOT the owner of Uptown Restaurant and Lounge, everyone (except the chick he married) knows his game..... The place is closed I personally saw a marshal's eviction note slapped on the door ---- when it was open there was always bs, this dude would not pay the people who worked there.

Imagine working for 2 weeks, and being told: "you started on an off pay week, payday is in two MORE weeks for you." You could wait it out for 2 more weeks, and on payday he has another lie, or just doesnt show up! Eventually the staff (one by one) would quit and he would just replace them, with another naive cocktail waitress. (Oh he is goooooood at what he does: CONS) -The "staff" on tv tonight were Bravo stand-ins as they did not work there... Too funny!

Im sure he hoped to capitalize on celebrities being in town for the BET hip hop awards. He has never owned ish..just a front for the real owner (Uptown is OWNED by a retired nfl player .... Research the spots he claims to have owned in other markets (NYC, LA, MIA etc)! He will "do the town" and get run out of town. He usually dates "celebrity woman" to use them for who they know and of course their money!

Cadillac Kimberly was right: there is nothing Real about this show! He claims to have been an executive at Def Jam..... more lies. He is NOT an executive at anything. There are a million pending lawsuits, people would come to the club to serve him all day every day -- he doesnt care due to the fact that is NOT HIS PROPERTY HE OWNS NOTHING!!!!!!! Fraud, Phony, BS! This spot for the longest didn't even have a liquor license and was shut down because of that, he just would reopen and buy liquor himself - ILLEGAL IN GA!!!!!!!!

I heard Bravo peeps "had enough" and wanted a real married couple......... and he desperately needed the money so.......... wha-la, opportunity a knocking! He only would hire woman, because he knew he would take advantage of them! A real punk!

Ruby kisses for you, love what you do, cuz you bring it to us first!

** Email edited for clarity and for length.

You may recall back in February, I posted information about a contest involving singer/songwriter Sean Garrett. I told you that he would select a few of you to spend the day inside his studio so you can watch him craft hits.

Garrett wasn't asked for money or for gifts. He was simply asked to give of his time, which he agreed to do -- as long as he received face time on my blog in return.

Sean and I discussed this contest at length over a period of 4 weeks. We even discussed it in person over lunch. And when the deadline passed without a word from him, I emailed Garrett to remind him. But Sean conveniently ignored my emails.

In the meantime, he emailed me promotional videos and shots of himself shirtless or with a LSLH chick on the set of of his music videos, which I posted.

But I politely declined to post more promo photos of him in July, and I again reminded him of his commitment. I never heard back from him until last night when I told his publicist via email that I was done supporting Garrett.

She had emailed me to invite me to his "mixtape" party at the Gold Room where he planned to give away 2 Louis Vuitton bags.

When I told her (in so many words) that Sean could kick rocks, Garrett quickly responded with this email blurb:

Please Call me Sandra u know I love me some Sandra
I just got really really overwelmed and I need to make this up to u.Please call me asap

Does his pathetic pleading remind you of anyone?

Sean Garrett is an example of a self-absorbed, self-centered narcissist who thinks the world revolves around him. Like most celebrity narcissists, he doesn't feel the need to honor commitments or to apologize for bad behavior unless it's absolutely necessary for them to keep their narcissistic supply flowing.

Well, his 15 minutes are over as far as I'm concerned.

Grand Hustle is putting Club Envy in Orlando on blast for false advertising.

To my readers in the Orlando area, T.I. and the Grand Hustle family did not authorize this so-called "Comeback Tour" that's supposed to take place at Club Envy in Orlando on April 29th. In fact, they didn't know anything about the fake concert until someone emailed the flyer to Atlantic Records to inquire about it.

If you paid for a ticket expecting to see T.I. at Club Envy, call the club at (321) 304-0229 and get your money back.

Grand Hustle wants you to know that promoters Don P and Dave Swagga (pictured above) of D.O.T. Promotions are in no way affiliated with Grand Hustle Records, T.I., or its artists. Just to be clear, Don P is not the same Don P of Trillville.

Don P and Dave Swagga are not A&R or executives for Grand Hustle and can not sign you as an artist, model, etc., at Grand Hustle.

According to Grand Hustle exec Clay Evans, all Dave and his company was ever hired to do was pass out fliers last year. Since then they have misappropriated Grand Hustle and T.I.'s name in all of their business dealings and promotions without permission and led other labels and artists to believe they are partnered with Grand Hustle.

Over the weekend, DOT Promotions held a model search and casting for a reality show supposedly featuring T.I. at Obsessions nightclub in Atlanta using Grand Hustle and T.I's name. When confronted by Grand Hustle's Clay Evans at the club, Don P ran from the premises.

"As I started finding out things, and talking to different people, they start telling me different things," said Evans. "By no means do we want to mislead women. I told them our brand is too solid for that type of ***. When I confronted him, he takes off."

DOT Promotions also recruited interns for industry online training program "for Grand Hustle Records" and posted ads on Craigslist like this one.

Evans wanted the women who came out to Obsessions to know that it was Akini The Blak Mac (Ryan Cameron's producer on V-103) who came through and "saved the day" and "cleaned the mess up" by bringing his staff through and interviewing them, taking their pictures without asking for compensation. "He didn't get compensated a dime. That was very nice of him," said Evans.

Evans said even though the auditions were not authorized by GH, he would still hire some of the women anyway for Grand Hustle events in the future, including Young Dro's birthday party at Luckie Lounge tomorrow night.

Evans said Grand Hustle does not want anyone taking advantage of people or giving anyone false hope.

A loyal reader, who asked to remain anonymous, has a friend who is married to a NBA player. The friend just recently found pics of her husband's jump off on his cell phone where, no doubt, he thought the pics were safe.

Here's a tip fellas: your wives know how to unlock your cell phones. The tips to unlock your phones are all over the Internets.

These pics are typical of the types of jump off/gold diggers who lay up with a rich man and don't want him to forget her. I decided to obscure the jump off's face to protect her innocence.

You can tell this is legit because the hotel room is definitely a large luxury suite with a huge master bath. And peep the TV remote on the tub. How many hotel rooms have TVs in the bathroom?

You can also tell that the baller is taking the pics with his phone. Notice what part of the female anatomy he focuses exclusively on. Is it any wonder that clueless chicks with low self esteem rush to the hood clinics for butt injections?

Expect this NBA player's name to hit the blogs real soon.

I have a friend that has been with this NBA guy for some years. They just got married. She happened to find these pictures in her "mans" creep phone? Is this sexy for real? Dropping your pants and holding cellulite ass cheeks together? Then what makes this shit worse is the bitch knows that dude is married! And then is going behind him ironing the shit the wife packed him. I'm sorry but its 2010 niggas have got to be a little better. You couldn't buy your jumpoff lingerie? My girl just filed for divorce from her no good athlete.
Bet it won't be this bitch he wifes up next. Who does this shit? The outfit is out who wears this shit. Minnesota groupies get down! I would give names but it might not be good for her divorce that is in the process. But I did want YOU to see what GROUPIES DO!

Uncensored pics after the break. *Not Safe For Work*

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Hey Sandra:

I ran across this website and wanted to know your thoughts. I'm a brown skinned beauty with a gorgeous 10 month old son. His father is DJ Chuck T (the DList Mixtape DJ who leaked Lil Wayne's Album). He has chose to be with a LSLH/mixed "model" and her three children (by another man) while his son and I are on the other side of town fending for ourselves.

He refuses to see the child at my place "out of respect" for the girlfriend. He blogs about his "baby mama" issues on twitter all day trying to gain sympathy. I've been called a "basic bitch," "bum," and his recent pleas have been for 50 cent to save me like he did Officer Ricky's baby mama so he can lower his child support payments (www.twitter.com/djchuckt).

He filed for visitation/custody when our son was less than a month old. The girlfriend, his mother and sister have coached him on how to provoke me to anger then record the aftermath for court. It's just wrong on so many levels. What's your advice?

Jenny J.

If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people...Virginia Woolf

Yesterday I received an email blast with a link to an article in Julia Beverly's Hip Hop rag Ozone magazine accusing local philanthropist and industry veteran Debra Antney of using Gucci Mane's name to scam promoters out of $100K.

I know Debra Antney personally and she has done nothing but great things for the underprivileged children in our community. For years she has worked tirelessly on the children's behalf by organizing charity events without seeking press coverage or kudos for her efforts.

As an artist manager and CEO of Gucci's So Icey Records, Antney helps guide the careers of Gucci Mane, Nicki Minaj and OJ Da Juiceman.

On the other hand, Julia Beverly's name has come up numerous times over the years attached to one scam after another. If you're not familiar with Julia Beverly, click HERE and HERE.

Julia Beverly has a lot of nerve casting dispersions or throwing shade on anyone's business dealings as dirty as she is. Julia comes off as a broke, racist, bitter little hag whose magazine empire is crumbling down around her. So now she's lashing out at the ones she feels are responsible for her demise.

Julia Beverly has for years used the Hip Hop community for her own financial gains and has been accused of ripping off many up and coming artists by charging them under the table for exposure in her wack magazine that nobody reads. Her reputation is so tarnished that she was forced to cancel her Hip Hop conference this year because no one will attend.

After the break is a letter from publisher and blogger Isis Wisdom of Word On The Streets, who clears up any rumors or innuendos of her involvement in Julia Beverly's smear campaign against established industry veterans Debra Antney and Johnnie Cabbell.

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UPDATE:
J. Cain emailed me on Thursday to say Q Da Kid reached out to her by phone and text regarding the debt he owes her. Since I haven't heard anything else from her I am going to consider this matter resolved.
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    Hi Sandra!

    I visit your page everyday and I am impressed with the information that you provide daily. I have been having problems with a new artist out of Atlanta and I would really like him to know that I mean business. Anyhow, back in February there was a posting on craigslist.com a car that I was very interested in. So I called the number and the guy on the other end seemed very cool and was willing to bring me the car so that I could see it. I mean hands down, dude was cool as hell! Well....I went on and purchased the car, however, the car wasn't paid for when I bought it.

    Truth be told, I SHOULDN'T HAVE BOUGHT THE CAR KNOWING THAT HE STILL OWED MONEY. But I really wanted it....and I trusted him! Well the day the deal was made, I had to pay his credit union what was owed on the car, but....he promised me right then and there that he would pay me back. Needless to say, it's been 3 months and I have yet to recieve my money. Now...the biggest problem with this is....for the past 3 months we've been texting and he's been saying all along that he would pay me back, or in his words, "I got you." Well I informed him 2 months ago that I needed the money before May so that I could pay my tuition!

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Nashe Scott, who manages Ludacris' Straits restaurant, responded to Kim Morgan's complaints in yesterday's 'Put 'Em On Blast' post. (Read the complaint here) Nashe now has Kim's contact info so maybe they can work something out.

Thanks to Nashe for reaching out!

The person who planned the party wanted to create an affordable menu option for all guests. So she chose our standard "family style" menu which involves sharing each dish. The group was served the first and second courses with no incident. However, once the first main course dishes arrived and were eaten the guest began to complain because they wanted more. At that point a member of the party began to curse, yell and disrepect the servers. Our manager spoke with the person who planned the party and the father of the guest of honor. Following is an except from our January 23rd incident report:

We discounted the food and the guest of honor's father requested to pay the bill. They acknowledged that there must have been a misunderstanding about the menu. We both agreed that when people communicate, anything can be worked out. It's when people become out of control that nothing gets resolved. The sister of the guest of honor even stated that she planned to come back. Food and service have been the top priorities since the day we opened the doors. We have hosted events for most of Atlanta's A-list. The Real Atlanta Housewives, Monica, Eric Benet, Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas of TLC, Russell Simmons, Bob Johnson, and the list goes on...if your wondering the reason why, it's because at Straits we strive for each guest to have an amazing dining experience.