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The Young, Black, and Fabulous® · Sun, 24 Mar 2019

Celebs brought their kids out to turn up at Nickelodeon's 2019 Kids' Choice Awards. See their family flicks inside....

 

It was a total family affair on the orange carpet at Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards, hosted by DJ Khaled. The show broadcasted live from USC's Galen Center in Los Angeles and tons of celebs came out with their kiddies. We can hardly stand the adorableness.

Rap group Migos - who were nominated for their first Kids' Choice Award in the category of Favorite Music Group - were tapped to perform a medley of their hits. And it was the perfect event to bring all of their kids along for the fun. The rappers snapped it up on the carpet with their little ones, along with their record label CEO Pierre "Pee" Thomas.

The Quality Control honcho recently welcomed a baby boy with Kaylar Will as he awaits the arrival of his other child with Lira Galore.

Cute.

T.I. and Tiny Harris brought the Harris Clan for the awards show festivities.

Aww! Heiress is daddy's girl.

Tip posted a picture of him and his family heading inside the event and folks were dragging Tiny. He got fed up and popped off on all the "goofys" talking ish about his wife:

By the way, a new season of "T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle" premieres April 15th on VH1.

Reality star-turned-tech company guru Ray J brought the special women in his life to the awards show - his wife Princess Love and daughter Melody Norwood.

She's so freakin' adorable! 

 

 

The James Gang was in the mix! LeBron & Savannah James' kids - LeBron Jr., Bryce & Zhuri James - hit the carpet with the sibling cuteness.

Berkeley Brynn Gross stole the show with her pink hair as she posed it up in front of her parents Lance Gross and Rebecca Jefferson.

Rapper Tyga was on daddy duty with his son King Cairo Stevenson. He's a big boy now.

Mother-son love! Tia Mowry Hardrict took her son Cree Hardrict to the show for some one-on-one time.

Mini-me! "Growing Up Hip Hop" star Vanessa Simmons and her daughter Ava Marie Wayans served up mother-daughter poses on the carpet.

Host DJ Khaled brought his son Asahd and his fiance Nicole Tuck to the show. They were joined by rapper Fat Joe's wife Lorena Cartagena and their daughter Azariah Cartagena.

Khaled's new album, Father of Asahd, is set to drop May 17th.

Hollywood titan Will Smith - who's currently filming Bad Boys 3 - was tapped to present an award with his Aladdin cast mates. Aladdin hits theaters May 24th.

While on the set of Bad Boys 3, Will shared a touching story about how his co-star Martin Lawrence nabbed him for Bad Boys:

 

Electric Lady! Grammy nominated singer Janelle Monae hit the carpet in a black-and-white Petar Petrov tuxedo dress paired with black-and-yellow Christian Louboutin ankle boots. She looked good on the carpet, but that didn't last for long:

 

Ha!

"NCIS: Los Angeles" star Nia Long hit the carpet and looked better than ever!

Disney starlet Skai Jackson, who turns 17 next month, debuted a new cropped coif on the carpet as she snapped it up in this colorful Rami Kadi dress straight from the runway. "be bold • take risks," she captioned on Instagram.

"Stranger Things" star Caleb McLaughlin was nominated in the Favorite Male TV Star category. Unfortunately, he didn't win. However, a new season of "Stranger Things" will premiere on Netflix this summer. See the trailer HERE.

Hmm...Shameik Moore...we can't say we're feeling this ensemble.

Push through, Serayah. We wonder how she feels about her "Empire" co-star Jussie Smollett and all of the drama surrounding him.

 

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Bossip · Sun, 24 Mar 2019
    
Ray J Princess Love and Melody Love Norwood 2019 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards

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Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards Brings Out All The Cutest Celebrity Kids

Nickelodeon had their annual Kids Choice Awards on Saturday and all the cutest celebrity kids and kids of celebrities hit the red carpet looking super precious… Ray J and Princess Love brought their beautiful babygirl Melody Love — isn’t she a doll?

Lance Gross, daughter Berkeley and wife Rebecca attend 2019 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards

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Speaking of dolls — y’all already know how we feel about Lance Gross’ adorable daughter Berkeley who temporarily rocked pink color on her curls for the big event.

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Bossip · Sun, 24 Mar 2019
    
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Dyma Loving Arrest Goes Viral

Another day, another act of police aggression.

A Florida police officer was suspended for his actions during the arrest of 26-year-old Dyma Loving. Loving and her friend called the police to report that a neighbor pointed a shotgun at them after an exchange.
The Miami Herald reports that Officer Alejandro Giraldo claimed that Loving threated him before he and two other officers aggressively arrested her, but body cam footage showed that Loving never threatened him, spoke clearly and became agitated only after repeated questioning and threats from Officer Giraldo.

Prior to the body cam footage being released, cell phone video taken by Loving’s friend showed three officers roughly taking her down against a chain-link fence.

“I just said I wanted to call my kid… What do you not understand? I had a gun pointed in front of me… I need to go call my children. I don’t understand,” said Loving in the video as she’s escorted away in a squad car.


Loving and her friend Adrianna Green, 22, said they called police on March 5 after a man named Frank Tumm pointed a shotgun at them during an exchange where he called them “hookers” and one responded by calling him a “fa***t.”

Tumm was initially not arrested and told police he didn’t own a weapon.

The Herald adds that police revisited Frank Tumm’s home late Thursday night and took him into custody without incident. He was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and booked into the Turner Guilford Knight correctional center. His bond was set at $5,000.

Loving has since said she’ll think twice about calling cops for help in the future.

“I feel distraught and overwhelmed,” she told The Daily Beast on Wednesday. “Now, I don’t think I will ever call the police again.”

SMH, we’re sending best wishes to this brutalized black woman.

 
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Bossip · Sun, 24 Mar 2019
    
Harris Family

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T.I. Checks Fans Dissing Tiny Harris

T.I. didn’t hold back after some messy miserables went after his wife on Instagram. The Harris family enjoyed some family time at the Kids Choice Awards this weekend…

Harris Family

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but unfortunately for them, when Tip posted a red carpet photo some shady followers left tired and tawdry comments about Tiny’s body.

That clearly set T.I. off because he eloquently eviscerated fans for DARING to speak ill of the Queen.

According to the King of the South, the “2 liter Peach Faygo shaped sullies” are just jealous of their 18-year relationship.

Ok ,maybe this is a teachable moment… What do y’all really hope to achieve by coming on my page speaking ill of my wife under a picture of my family????” wrote Tip. “WTF make y’all think I’m just gon let y’all Try ME & MINES???? I’m showing restraint because y’all are young black women and IM TRYING MY BEST to respect you and uplift you like you ALL DESERVE. But YALL GOT ME F***D UP SHAWTY… Be out here shaped like a whole 2liter Peach Faygo and got the nerve to make critical, disrespectful comments about MINES?!?! I obviously love it and have loved it for over 18yrs now… IF YOU HAD A MAN WHO LOVED YOU AS MUCH AS I LOVE HER I doubt you’d be miserable enough to leave such hateful comments. Let’s not have this discussion again… Now Get a Life witcha goofy a*** ???- #KingsThoughts

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Ok,maybe this is a teachable moment… What do y’all really hope to achieve by coming on my page speaking ill of my wife under a picture of my family???? WTF make y’all think I’m just gon let y’all Try ME & MINES???? I’m showing restraint because y’all are young black women and IM TRYING MY BEST to respect you and uplift you like you ALL DESERVE. But YALL GOT ME FUCKED UP SHAWTY… Be out here shaped like a whole 2liter Peach Faygo and got the nerve to make critical, disrespectful comments about MINES?!?! I obviously love it and have loved it for over 18yrs now… IF YOU HAD A MAN WHO LOVED YOU AS MUCH AS I LOVE HER I doubt you’d be miserable enough to leave such hateful comments. Let’s not have this discussion again… Now Get a Life witcha goofy asses???- #KingsThoughts

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BE GONE, GOOFIES!

What do YOU think about T.I. defending Tiny???

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More of the Harris family on the flip.

 
The Young, Black, and Fabulous® · Sun, 24 Mar 2019
    

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Kanye West and families across the nation set up shop at their own lemonade stands to sell unreleased Yeezy sneakers for charity. See Daddy Ye, The Wests, Khloe Kardashian, True Thompson and the families who participated, plus Tristan Thompson's unbothered a** inside...

Doin' it for charity!

Kanye West and Adidas teamed up with families across America for a good cause. The Wests and other families across the nation set up homemade pop-up YEEZY Lemonade Stands, except they weren't selling lemonade. They were selling limited pairs of unreleased Yeezy Boost 700 V2 "Geode" sneakers for $300. And all of the funds will be going to charity.

Yeezy and Adidas selected unexpected locations for the stands as a way to connect with communities throughout the country. The pop-up Yeezy lemonade stands were set up in Indianapolis, Texas, Ohio, Minnesota, Illinois, Iowa and South Dakota.

 

 

Proceeds from the lemonade stands will be donated to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI http://www.nami.org ), the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

Daddy Ye got on duty at a lemonade stand he set up in Hidden Hills with his whole family, including his wife Kim Kardashian West, daughters North & Chicago West, and son Saint West. Ye's sister-in-law Khloe Kardashian and her daughter True Thompson were also in the mix.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The PABLO rapper even let Nori paint on his back while selling Yeezys:

 

 

Check out pics of all the families who participated below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nice!

 

While Khloe and True were raising funds for charity....

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Khloe's ex/True's dad Tristan Thompson popped up on social media with a random post.

The Cleveland Cavaliers baller snapped a picture of himself riding in the car and then he posted a video of himself listening to "To My Grave" by Canadian rapper Nav.

"I got secrets that I'm takin' to my grave. Talkin' delinquents, my squad don't know how to behave. Got a whip and a chain to the game, I'll never be a slave," Nav raps on the song.

Is that a subliminal?

His post comes after Khloe put up posts about letting go of love. "Letting go doesn't mean that you don't care about someone anymore. It's just realizing that the only person you really have control over is yourself," she wrote. "Sometimes the person you want most is the person you’re best without. Be careful when trying to fix a broken person. For you may cut yourself on their shattered pieces."

Hmph.

Meanwhile, Jordyn Woods is living her absolute best life and making money moves following the cheating scandal.

Photo:@bigshan4/Tristan's IG

 

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Bossip · Sun, 24 Mar 2019
    
2018 Urban One Honors - Show

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Jermaine Dupri Opens Up On TV One’s Uncensored

Jermaine Dupri’s career started when he was only 12-years-old, landing a gig dancing as the opening act for the Fresh Fest Tour during hip-hop’s Golden Era. From there, he went on to become a successful record producer by the ripe age of 16.

Dupri is responsible for the success of legendary artists like Kris Kross, TLC, Xscape, Da Brat, Usher, Jagged Edge and Lil Bow Wow. His Atlanta based empire, So So Def, just reached its 25 year anniversary milestone and he was recently inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Jermaine Dupri has undoubtedly cemented his status as one of the greatest songwriters of all time, and on TV One’s Uncensored, he opens up about all those successes (and the more difficult times) throughout his long and storied career.

 
Bossip · Sun, 24 Mar 2019
    
Megan Thee Stallion

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People ain’t isht!

Megan Thee Stallion Shuts Down Illuminati Claims

While dealing with the immense pain of losing a loved one, Megan Thee Stallion’s shutting down some disgusting claims. As previously reported the Houston rapper’s currently mourning her mother Holly Thomas’ passing.

All the while most fans have been sending encouraging words to Megan, some messy miserables have been spreading rumors that Ms. Thomas’ death was part of a blood sacrifice for the Illuminati, the alleged secret society that people think controls pop culture.

Megan called out the curmudgeonous conspiracists on her IG story with a few short words and revealed that her mother died from a brain tumor.

”Not that I owe strangers an explanation. People on the internet be sick AF. My mother had a brain tumor that was cancerous for a while now.”

She followed up with a video of her mother supporting her while recording in the studio.

She’s absolutely right, people…are…sick!

Thinking of you Megan, prayers up for you and your family!

 
Bossip · Sun, 24 Mar 2019
    
Baby Orangutan Rescued In Indonesia

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Man Gets Caught Trying To Smuggle An Orangutan Into His Country

A Russian man was arrested at an airport in Bali after attempting to smuggle a drugged baby orangutan in his luggage out of the air hub and back to his home country. The tourist is now facing anywhere up to $7,000 in fines and a five year stay in prison.

This past Friday night, Andrei Zhestkov was detained at Ngurah Rai International Airport before boarding his flight back to Russia, according to reports from The Independent. Officials found a 2-year-old orangutan fast asleep in a basket–evidently because he was drugged with allergy pills–after a routine security screening.

The 27-year-old reportedly told officials that he had been given the protected primate by his friend, who purchased the animal for $3,000 at a street market. He explained that his friend is also from Russia and had apparently convinced him he could take the orangutan home to keep as a pet, according to reports from The Guardian.

But that wasn’t all the wildlife this man had stored in his suitcase, authorities also discovered two geckos and five lizards in the man’s luggage. For all of these offenses, the would-be smuggler faces up to five years in prison and $7,000 in fines.

“[Zhestkov] seemed prepared, like he was transporting a baby,” Bali conservation official I Ketut Catur Marbawa said of the scene, revealing that the Russian man had also packed baby formula and blankets.

The baby orangutan is now being cared for by the Bali Natural Resources Conservation Agency, BBC reports. As noted by the World Wildlife Foundation, orangutans are a critically endangered species with a few more than 100,000 known to be remaining across the globe.

 
Bossip · Sun, 24 Mar 2019
    
Cash

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Texas Woman Allegedly Let Man Sexually Assault Daughter For $400

A Texas woman was recently arrested for a disgusting act that she allegedly let happen for cash. The Odessa American reports that police took Shirley Harmon, 36, into custody on an aggravated sexual assault of a child charge.

Police say Harmon was paid $400 by a 62-year-old man to sexually assault her 5-year-old daughter. She was also charged with endangering a child, a second-degree felony, after authorities say she failed to report Gary Landreth, 62, for his alleged actions.

The American adds that a forensic interview was conducted on the 5-year-old girl where she stated Landreth had touched her inappropriately and an exam was performed showing results consistent with sexual assault.

Harmon reportedly admitted to investigators that her daughter told her she was touched inappropriately between 2017 and 2019. Harmon also reportedly admitted to receiving $400 to allow the man access to the girl.

Gary Landreth was charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child.

 

 
Bossip · Sun, 24 Mar 2019
    
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Ayesha Curry celebrated her 30th birthday this weekend and she definitely was living her best life.

It’s not often we get to see Ayesha’s wild side, but she definitely let loose, rocking a gold grill, extension ponytail and a print set for the festivities.

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30 behavior.

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You know she was ready to turn up when she hit that jail pose.

Hit the flip for more from the festivities

 
Bossip · Sun, 24 Mar 2019
    
'The Defiant Ones' Special Screening - Red Carpet Arrivals

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Dr. Dre & His Daughter Brag About Her USC Acceptance

Dr. Dre isn’t the type of artist who posts everything he does on social media, but he’ll always share when he’s in the middle of a proud fatherhood moment.

In the midst of the huge college admissions scandal that’s rocking the nation, high school seniors all over the country are receiving their acceptance letters to their dream schools. One of those students just so happens to be Dr. Dre’s daughter, Truly Young, who just got accepted into USC….what serendipitous timing, eh?

The music mogul posted a photo of him and his daughter holding up her certificate of admission with the caption, “My daughter got accepted into USC all on her own. No jail time!!!”

You can’t really blame Dre for his troll, because the opportunity was just too perfect. Fellow celebrities Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin are facing criminal charges for allegedly paying to get their kids into prestigious schools–and USC just so happens to be the school at the center of the scandal.

Even though Dr. Dre and his daughter are sure that her merit and hard work is what got her into USC’s film school, a lot of people have begun calling out the producer for being hypocritical. Back in 2013, Dre and his business partner Jimmy Iovine founded the Jimmy Iovine And Andre Young Academy, donating millions of dollars to the college. There also happens to be an entire hall on USC’s campus named after the two.

With that being said, actually donating money and building halls, libraries, etc. on campus has been the legal way rich people have been getting their kids into college for decades–so even though Dr. Dre’s daughter might have had a big leg up, at least they didn’t do anything illegal.

 
Bossip · Sun, 24 Mar 2019
    
Premiere Of Riveting Entertainment's 'Chris Brown: Welcome To My Life' At L.A. LIVE

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Big Boy Drops Some Major Gems On No Jumper

Big Boy has been a radio legend in Los Angeles for the past 25 years, and earlier this week, he was the one being interviewed when he stopped by No Jumper to chop it up with Adam22.

While in the hot seat, Big talked about his career as a bodyguard before working in radio, his relationship with Tupac, and the lawsuit his old radio station slapped on him. If you’re a from LA or you’re a fan of hip hop at all, this interview is a must-see.

 
Bossip · Sun, 24 Mar 2019
    
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Toward the end of last week Oscar winning costume designer Ruth E. Carter kicked off a #WomenDancingTogether challenge to showcase how when women work together anything is possible. Watch her issue the challenge below:

The women she nominated to take part are some of the highest profile black women in Hollywood — and guess what — they were here for the challenge. Halle Berry, Kelly Rowland and Gabrielle Union are just a few of the women to take Ruth up on her challenge, but if this challenge has a winning prize it should probably go to Angela Bassett and Tasha Smith, who oozed glamour and fierceness alongside Sheila E. as her song plays in the background. Watch it below:

Don’t you just LOVE it? Best thing we’ve seen on the internet all week. Hands down. Hit the flip for more.

 
The Young, Black, and Fabulous® · Sun, 24 Mar 2019
    

Steph Curry surprised his wife Ayesha Curry with a surprise birthday party to celebrate her 30th birthday. Watch the Currys get down on the dance floor inside...

One time for the birthday chick!

Golden State Warriors baller Steph Curry went all out for his wife's Ayesha Curry's milestone birthday. The NBA player surprised his wife with a Caribean-themed birthday party to celebrate her 30th birthday. And the couple turned all the way up on the dance floor. Several of Ayesha's celeb friends were in attendance, including Gabrielle Union, Tamera Mowry Housley, Jessica Alba, Sabina Gadecki and more.

The celebrity chef had no clue what was going on ahead of the festivities while riding in a party bus, hopping on IG stories saying, "We're getting me ready for something," and writing on the video that she's "not used to surprises."

Once they hit the dance floor, the Currys dropped it low with a quick grind/twerk session:

 

 

 

"Husband of the century right here," Ayesha captioned on Instagram. "My heart is beyond full. Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate last night. I can’t believe it. Thank you My choochie, sher bear and TT and everyone else who made last night so perfect. What a beginning to the next chapter of my life! The story is just getting interesting."

During the party, Steph hopped on the mic and said,"We talk a lot about speaking things into existence, about what you're going to do in your 30s and beyond, and we're all going to be here to see and witness it firsthand. So, I'm very excited to be here with family and friends, to celebrate your life."

Aww!

Turn up with the couple below:

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 
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What an honor to be amongst 3 amazing women, who are beautiful inside and out. Happy 30th birthday @ayeshacurry. I’m so blessed to have known each of these women individually, and then hang with them all together last night. Fun facts: @gabunion I’ve known since Sister, Sister days Ayeesha I fangirled over while doing The Real, and am so happy we’ve become friends. And sweet @mrsmiawright, I’ve known since she was 7. Her mom Michelle managed me in the singing group ‘Voices’ back in the day. How awesome to see life come full circle. You ladies are awesome. #BayArea

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Fun times. Happy "Dirty Thirty" Ayesha!

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Bossip · Sun, 24 Mar 2019
    
2019 SXSW Conference And Festival - Day 2

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Lupita Nyong’o & Winston Duke Talk Us, Black Panther, And More

Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke have been inseparable for these past few weeks as they promote their film Us. As it turns out, these two actually met in college at Yale School of Drama, making their rise to stardom together on films like Black Panther that much more special.

Earlier this week, the pair sat down to talk with Desus and Mero about their longtime friendship, whether or not they’re tired of being greeted with “Wakanda Forever,” and if they got two checks for playing both of their characters in Us.

 
Bossip · Sun, 24 Mar 2019
    
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26-Year-Old Man Charged With Attempted Murder in Montreal Priest Stabbing

Vlad Cristian Eremia, 26, has been charged with attempted murder in the stabbing of a Catholic priest during morning mass at Montreal’s St. Joseph’s Oratory on Friday.

According to the Star, the suspect appeared in a Montreal court via videoconference on Saturday afternoon and is also charged with assault with a weapon.

 

Father Claude Grou, age 77 was taken to the hospital immediately following the attack and had lacerations to his upper body. He has since been released.

A psychological evaluation has been requested for Eremia.

 
Bossip · Sun, 24 Mar 2019
    
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Bye beyotch!

A man has reportedly been taken into police custody in connection with a brutal attack on a 78-year-old woman on the subway in the Bronx, the police said Saturday.

According to The NY Daily News, Marc Gomez, 36, of Yonkers, was arrested and charged with felony assault around 10:30 a.m. in Lower Manhattan. He was identified this week by an anonymous person that said he often hung around areas of Lower Manhattan.

The attack, which took place around 3 a.m. on March 10, went viral this week after it was posted on the internet. The recording of the attack had received more than 10 million views as of Saturday afternoon.

The video showed a tall man wearing jeans, glasses, a leather jacket and a knit cap forcefully kicking the woman at least six times, three in the face, as she sat on a northbound No. 2 train that was pulling into the Nereid Avenue station. Bystanders recorded the encounter and shouted but did not intervene.

“The subject wanted for the brutal subway attack of an elderly woman IS IN CUSTODY,” NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea wrote. “The victim was treated & released from the hospital & is getting the care, advocacy & support needed. Thank you to the worldwide community for the tremendous assistance.”

It was not clear what preceded the attack.

 
The Young, Black, and Fabulous® · Sat, 23 Mar 2019
    

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R. Kelly made a trip to the mall after his court hearing yesterday. Also, the meeting his girlfriend Joycelyn Savage was supposed to have with her parents got canceled. Get it all inside...

R. Kelly has no limits and clearly is going to do him.

After appearing in court yesterday, the embattled singer made his way to the mall...of all places. You'll recall in the "Surviving R. Kelly" docu-series, several of his accusers and people who used to be in his camp said he would go to the mall to pick up girls. It shouldn't come as a shock really since he went to McDonald's after he was released from jail earlier this month. And we all know McDonald's is another location he would go to on his quest to pick up females.

According to The Blast, Kelly was spotted perusing sunglasses at a Sunglass Hut inside a Macy’s inside Water Tower Place mall - while wearing a pair of sunglasses - chatting on the phone. It's unclear if he made a purchase.

 

 

The "Ignition" singer went before a judge yesterday after his attorney put in a request to allow him to travel to Dubai to perform. Kelly had to turn his passport over after he was indicted on 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse and he's not allowed to travel outside of the state of Illinois. In court, he argued he needed to keep working so he could pay his child support payments. Sure.

Kelly's legal team then decided they needed more time to put together the details of the trip. His laywer Steve Greenberg assured the singer isn't a flight risk, stating, “If he goes to Dubai, he is going to come back from Dubai.”

“The more money you make, the more money you spend,” said attorney Steve Greenberg. “His expenses are substantial.” Greenburg added, “I think that there were some more details that needed to be filled in to give the judge a certain comfort level. He wanted some more information so we’ll get that information to him.”

Kelly's girlfriend Joycelyn Savage's parents don't seem to think so. They're fearful if the judge allows him to travel to Dubai, he'll never return. Sources tell The Blast that the Savage family fears the singer is trying to avoid prosecution because the United States doesn't have an extradition treaty with the United Arab Emirates.

It's been reported that Kelly plans to meet with the Royal Family in Dubai. The Savages are fearful that he could establish high-powered contacts that could facilitate any accommodations and arrangements he needs to permanently stay there and they'll never see their daughter again.

Tim & Jonjelyn Savage were supposed to get a meeting with their daughter Joycelyn Savage, but that has since been canceled.

According to TMZ, Kelly's team was supposed to arrange a meeting between Joycelyn and her parents, but the two parties can't agree on a location.

Kelly's publicist Darrell Johnson said Joycelyn would meet with her parents, but she only wants to meet with them in Chicago. The Savages want to meet at a neutral location outside of Chicago, preferably at Joycelyn's grandmother's home - outside of Chicago - who is battling cancer.

Kelly's team agreed to letting Joycelyn meet with her parents two weeks ago, but it hasn't happened yet.

Kelly's rep Darrell Johnson provided audio of a phone conversation with the Savages' attorney Gerald Griggs from two weeks ago where they tried to agree on a meeting location. Take a listen below:

After Kelly appeared in court, his publicist was questioned about the meeting between the Savages and their daughter and it got heated. Check it:

 

 

While Joycelyn's meeting with her family is seemingly canceled, Kelly's other girlfriend Azriel Clary is scheduled to meet with her family soon:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also, R. Kelly's daughter Joann Kelly - who's starring in the upcoming season of "Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta" - has responded to his "Happy Birthday" message he posted for her 21st birthday:

 

 

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The Young, Black, and Fabulous® · Sat, 23 Mar 2019
    

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The Braxton Sisters are set to return for another season of "Braxton Family Values" and we've got the first look. Check it out inside...

The season finale for the last season of "Braxton Family Values" ended on an explosive note as the Braxton Sisters attempted to salvage their sisterhood. Things got heated as the sisters expressed their real feelings about one another during their family therapy session with life coach Iyanla Vanzant.

Toni Braxton Living Legend (as Tamar calls her) dropped a bomb on her family when she expressed how she could have been much MORE of a legend if it wasn't for her own family holding her back. She also shared she never felt able to truly live in her light.

Tamar Braxton and Traci Braxton finally squashed their sisterly "beef" after Tamar served up a super emotional apology to Traci and all of her sisters. And then there was drama that unfolded about Tamar being abused by a family member as a child.

Now, the sisters and their mother Evelyn Braxton are working to move forward after the daunting family therapy session in the new season of "BFV."

The first look gives viewers a quick sneak peek at how the Braxton Sisters are trying to repair their sisterhood. In one scene, Toni Braxton sits down with Tamar to chat it up for the first time since the therapy session. Tamar - who has been touring with Snoop Dogg on his autobiographical stage play “Redemption of a Dogg,” revealed it was the first time she saw any of her family members since their session. The Love & War singer - who is in the middle of divorcing her husband Vince Herbert - said she just needed time "to process everything."

In another clip, Towanda Braxton joins her mother Evelyn Braxton to try some of the good eats she's cooking up for her upcoming cookbook. Towanda then asks her mom what she thought about their session with Iyanla and Mama Evelyn still has feelings about it.

Later, Traci Braxton joins Trina Braxton on "Sister Circle" and was shocked when the ladies' first question was about their family therapy session. In another dramatic scene, Trina makes producers turn the cameras off after finding out her ex-husband Gabe Solis died.

At the end, Tamar asks Toni about her engagement to Birdman and Toni dropped a bomb.

Check out the first sneak peek below:

"Braxton Family Values" returns Thursday, April 4th at 9/8c on WEtv.

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The Young, Black, and Fabulous® · Sat, 23 Mar 2019
  

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We spotted Kofi Siriboe on the set of "Queen Sugar" in Louisiana. Not only is he working, he's showing off his banging bod as well. See this fine black man inside...

"Queen Sugar" is set to return this summer and production for the new season is underway.

Kofi Siriboe - who plays Ralph Angel Bordelon in the OWN series - was spotted filming new scenes for the upcoming season inside Esplanade Mall in Kenner, LA yesterday.

For Season 4, "Queen Sugar" creator/executive producer Ava DuVernay once again assembled an all-female directing team for the fourth consecutive season.

Season 4 directors include Cheryl Dunye, who will also serve as producing director, in addition to Carmen Marrón, Numa Perrier, Heidi Saman, Bola Ogun and Tchaiko Omawale, all of whom will be making their television directorial debut, with additional names to be announced.

Also, she made good on her promise, adding singer Tevin Campbell to the cast:

 

Back to Kofi...

When he's not on set, Kofi - who turned 25 earlier this month- is sweating it out in the gym. And as you can see, the workout sessions are doing his body ALL good. Forgive us, Lord for our eyes have sinned.

Kofi has also been spotted hanging out with Keke Palmer in the French Quarter recently:

 

 

Be sure to tune in for the new season of "Queen Sugar" when it premieres June 12th at 9pm EST on OWN.

Photo: YBF correspondent James Terrell