The rumor mill has it that industry veteran Kevin Liles was fired from his position at Warner Music Group. Liles, who got his start interning at Def Jam, authored the book Make It Happen: The Hip-Hop Generation Guide to Success. He recently celebrated his engagement to Erika Jones.
From Hits Daily Double:
Sources are telling us veteran Urban music exec Kevin Liles has exited his post at Warner Music Group. We'll let you know when we hear more details. Liles, a Lyor Cohen cohort since both were at IDJ, returned to the company just a few months ago, when he was put in charge of Warner’s growing portfolio of 360 deals, with an emphasis on monetizing those rights.
I know you don't care, but singer Keri Hilson has a boyfriend named Errol whose texturizer, diamond studded earrings and lip gloss makes him look very How U Doin. But I could be wrong. The couple have dated for years, supposedly.
Industry whore Erika Jones celebrated scoring another high stakes baller last night at the elegant Soho Grand Hotel in NYC. Jones, who used to date NBA star Shawn Marion, ran through other wealthy industry cats before finally bagging Kevin Liles, who is Executive Vice President for Warner Music Group. I looked for pics of Jones showing off Liles' wallet, but there were none. I hear that everybody in the room was laughing behind Liles' back. Now that's not nice.
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Frank Ski and his wife Tanya Ski (left), who heads the Frank Ski Kids Foundation, held their annual Wine Tasting & Auction at their lovely estate yesterday. I'm told the house was slam packed with celebs and VIPs who opened their wallets and purses to donate to the Foundation. In years past, the auction has taken in over $100,000 in one night! The Frank Ski Kids Foundation was formed to meet the financial and educational needs of under-served children in Atlanta and beyond. Many thanks to Tanya and JeNika Thomas for the invite, even though I couldn't make it.
Frank Ski with Warner Musc Group's Kevin Liles, who attends every year
DJ Spinderella (Salt N' Pepa)
Singer Ce Ce Penniston
Fashion designer Mychal Knight and Eric Snow
DeShawn Snow and her husband NBA player Eric Snow
Warner Music Group EVP Kevin Liles and his date Erika Jones
Julius Erving and his daughter Dorys Erving attended the Wine Tasting
Julius Erving and producer Jazze Pha
What auto crisis? A local Lincoln dealer donates new cars to the foundation every year
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