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Rap pioneer MC Lyte opened up to the ladies of "The Real" about her pending divorce from John Wyche, who refuses to sign their divorce papers.

Lyte, who was born Lana Moorer, filed for divorce in 2019, after they tied the knot in Jamaica in August 2017.

The couple met on Match.com, and MC Lyte, a reformed lesbian, believed Wyche was the man of her dreams.

During her appearance on The Real on Monday, Feb. 21, MC Lyte said her divorce is still not final "Because he doesn't want to sign the papers."

"I'm actually still going through it. I think when the press got a hold of it I think people thought we were [still together]. I had just filed. So we're still going through it right now."

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Lyte added that she initially wanted to make the marriage work for them, their families, and friends.

"In the very beginning I was very distraught," she said.

"It's hard in the beginning, but when you realize to have happiness doesn't mean that you have to remain together, and it doesn't mean that you are a failure because the marriage failed. It's all ego so you just have to be able to let go."

She continued:

"I would have loved for there to be marriage along with that, but because it didn't work it just gives me that much time to put into those areas, and now I'm even more ready for whoever it is that comes now."


Lyte takes time to focus on herself, her family, and her businesses, including the comedic series "Partners In Rhyme," which she executive produced and co-created.

Watch Lyte's interview on The Real below.

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Jada Pinkett Smith celebrated her 50th birthday milestone with a star-studded 70s-themed skating party at her home.

The A-list actress and her husband Will Smith built the skating rink at their Los Angeles home for the bash. They were joined by some of her showbiz pals, including MC Lyte, Toni Braxton and Charlie Mack.
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A source told the New York Post newspaper's Page Six: "It was the happiest I've ever seen them."

Guests were all asked to provide shoe and sock sizes before arriving for the party to be fitted for custom roller skates.

The insider shared:

"It was probably the best time anyone has ever had, and the DJ played the best music. It was mostly '70s... it was like a '70s party."

Will, 52, didn't take to the rink because he's currently in the middle of shooting a film.

However, Jada "skated the whole entire time, and her mom was out there skating the whole time too".

And although guests were required to take a Covid test before attending the bash, the event was staged in typical "Smith family style".

The source said:

"There was no product placement. It was in Smith family style. They paid for everything."

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Chaka Khan is teaming up with Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen for an exclusive performance at the Black Girls Rock! fundraiser on June 18.

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The evening will also include musical performances from Alice Smith and Maimouna 'Mumu Fresh' Youssef, Grammy Award-winning gospel singer Tasha Cobbs Leonard and DJ Aktive.


Actor Wood Harris ("The Wire") and Grammy Award-winning singer Estelle will also make appearances during the 15th anniversary gala.


The gala will be hosted by actress Tatyana Ali ("Fresh Prince") and rap icon MC Lyte (pictured below).


The virtual gala will stream live on the newly-launched BGR!TV network.


"It is an honor to support (Black Girls Rock! founder and CEO) Beverly Bond (pictured) and this amazing organization and movement that she has built," said Chaka, whose boyfriend, comedian Paul Mooney died this week.

"I am so excited to headline Black Girls Rock!'s 15-year anniversary fundraising gala during the launch of BGR!TV, which will continue to be an inspiration to all generations, lifting legends, and making sure that black women's enormous contributions to society are acknowledged."

Tickets for the gala can be purchased online at www.blackgirlsrock.com.

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Rap icon MC Lyte celebrated her 50th birthday on Sunday, Oct. 11. The songwriter, model, actress, motivational speaker spent her birthday serving as the announcer of "The Phoenix Awards" on BET Network.

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MC Lyte was born Lana Michele Moorer in Brooklyn, New York City. She began rapping at the age of 12 under the stage name "Sparkle."

At age 17, she released her her debut single, "I Cram To Understand U (Sam)," which she wrote at age 12.

In September 1988, she released her debut album, Lyte as a Rock, which featured the hit songs "Paper Thin," and the diss track "10% Dis," a response to rapper Antoinette.

Her sophomore album, 1989's album Eyes on This featured the hit single "Cha Cha Cha," which peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Rap Singles; "Capuccino," and another diss track to her rap rival Antoniette, "Shut the Eff Up! (Hoe)."

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"Self Destruction", a collaborative effort for the Stop the Violence Movement, featured rappers Boogie Down Productions (BDP), Public Enemy and Heavy D, among others.

Her third album, Act Like You Know, released on September 17, 1991, spawned the hit song "Poor Georgie".

Lyte's follow-up album, Ain't No Other, released on June 22, 1993, spawned her fourth No. 1 Billboard Hot Rap single "Ruffneck."

She was nominated twice for Grammy Awards in 1994 for "Ruffneck" (Best Rap Solo Performance) and in 2004 for "Ride Wit Me" (Best Female Rap Vocal Performance).

Lyte was married once to a man, Marine Corps veteran and entrepreneur John Wyche. She filed for divorce in August 2020 after three years of marriage.






Jaguar Wright has set her sights on Mary J. Blige. Jaguar claims the R&B singer and actress is a closeted lesbian who tried to sabotage her career.

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For years it was rumored that Mary, 49, and MC Lyte, also 49, were a romantic item. But the rumors were unconfirmed.

Jaguar has been on quite a tear lately, exposing dirt on rapper Common and musician Questlove, as well as singer R. Kelly, who is locked up in a Chicago facility.

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But the 43-year-old Neo soul singer's latest revelation came as a shock to Mary's fans who didn't know Mary was trapped in the closet. Mary has a history of failed relationships, including a bitter divorce from music exec Kendu Isaacs (pictured below).


In a comment and rambling video message posted on Instagram, Jaguar claims Mary is a closeted lesbian and attributes all her problems with men to her refusal to come out.


Jaguar called Mary a "fraud" and demanded an apology while accusing her of trying to sabotage her career when she first came out.

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Jaguar also promised to expose everyone in the music industry, sparking a panic and causing celebrities to reach out to their attorneys.

"Leverage is leverage and revenge is a dish best served cold!" she wrote on Instagram.

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MC Lyte is back on the market after three years of marriage. The 49-year-old rapper filed for divorce from John Wyche on Monday, TMZ reports.

Lyte, one of rap's female pioneers, filed divorce docs in a L.A. courthouse Monday. She cited "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for seeking a divorce from the Marine Corp veteran and entrepreneur.

MC Lyte's marriage was the talk of the blogs when the rapper, real name Lana Moorer, tied the knot during an intimate ceremony at a Caribbean resort in Montego Bay in August 2017.

"It was so beautiful and a fairytale," Lana told Essence magazine after the nuptials. "I got my king."

But the couple's marriage hit a rough patch after the iconic emcee's failed attempt to go straight.

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The "Ruffneck" rapper said they met on Match.com. The union did not produce any children.

Lana told Essence magazine she knew John was the right one for her after an intimate conversation.

"It was one day while we were talking and I kind of looked in his eyes and I was like, 'Oh my God, so much honesty and truth in his eyes'," she told Essence. "My biggest thing with dating ever was the ability to be open and I can totally just let go with him."

Lana, who was involved a longterm lesbian relationship with actress Tichina Arnold in the 1990s, dated other women for years, but she soon grew tired of the lesbian lifestyle. She was looking for structure and discipline -- and a woman couldn't provide that for her.

Lana urged women to be mindful of who they are and be honest with themselves if they want to find love.

"Just being alone, being single in Los Angeles, California (opened my eyes to that)," she continued. "That is a hard thing to do for a black woman, to date and it be authentic and true. So I think when you're present and you're aware, it opens you up."

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