Debra Antney

Debra Antney (pictured above) mediates a dispute between Tammy Rivera and female impersonator D Smith, who was offended by comments made by Tammy’s estranged husband, rapper Waka Flocka, about cross dressers.

AJC Radio & TV Talk’s Rodney Ho has your recap after the break.

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Ray J - Mona Scott-Young - Princess Love

Reality show producer Mona Scott-Young held a launch party last night for the latest installment of her Love & Hip Hop franchise. About 250 celebrities, bloggers and tastemakers gathered for a sneak peek of the show and to see and be seen. No one was more ecstatic to be there than Mona who recently dropped 50 pounds. Some in the crowd whispered that Mona was unrecognizable.

Pictured above are actor/singer Ray J, Mona Scott-Young and Princess Love.

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Kayo Redd

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Local rapper Kayo Redd has died of an apparent suicide. Redd is the younger brother of rapper Waka Flocka Flame. Industry veteran Debra Antney announced her son’s death on her social media accounts Sunday night.

Waka Flocka followed up his mother’s tweet with an anguished (now-deleted) tweet indicating Redd may have taken his own life.

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About 30 minutes ago, troubled rapper Gucci Mane walked out of the Fulton County Jail a free man. Gucci, real name Radric Taylor, was arrested last November by his parole officer for violating his probation a second time.

Gucci held a press conference outside the jail where he read a prepared statement to a swarm of media, bloggers and photographers who jockeyed for his attention.

During his stint in jail, Gucci kept busy by writing lyrics and recording his latest mixtape, The BurrrPrint 2HD, over the phone with the assistance of his producer, DJ Holiday.

Gucci also started up a new label, 1017 Brick Squad, and fired his longtime manager Debra Antney, who is rapper Waka Flocka‘s mom

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In this exclusive interview by AllHipHop.com, Debra Antney, the former manager of Gucci Mane and Nicki Minaj, discusses her former clients. I recall last year when Debra called me to defend Nicki after I wrote this post.

I have much respect for Debra because she is fiercely protective of her artists and her community. I remember our very first run-in back in my paparazzi days after I uploaded photos to Getty Images of Ludacris and his foundation giving back to the Bankhead community during Christmas 2003.

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