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|Thurs, October 21, 2021 at 3:44 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Chlöe Bailey Says She Had Separation Anxiety From Sister, Halle, Reveals She Questioned Her Singing Ability After Going Solo, + Talks Being Compared To Beyonce: There Will Never Be Another Queen
Chlöe Bailey is opening up about her career as a solo artist.
While visiting The Tamron Hall Show, singer and actress Chlöe Bailey, 23, spoke about separating from her sister, learning to love her body, and the best advice she has received from her mentor, Beyoncè.
Bursting on the music scene with her sister as pop duo, Chloe X Halle, Chlöe Bailey says going solo 'happened very naturally' but sooner than she thought. She said,
"My sister got the role of Ariel and I'm so proud of her and with that, she had to go to London for about eight months and you know it almost turned into two years because of the pandemic so with that we were separated. It was really hard for the both of us, we had separation anxiety."
"We both knew one day we would do our own projects we just didn't know it would come so fast. We're not twins but we operated like we were."
Halle Bailey and Chlöe Bailey
Chlöe revealed to deal with the separation, she created he own music. She eventually felt confident to release it however, that did not end the anxiety. She added,
"I had to do a lot of soul searching. I had to talk to myself a lot and remind myself that my voice is special and what I have to say matters because I did have a bit of separation anxiety where I was like 'Am I even good on my own?' I was even doubting my singing voice and my ability to perform because I love to perform, I love to dance, so there was a lot of that.
But the insecurities did not stop at her voice. The 'Have Mercy' singer says although she loves her 'backside and curves,' she was still insecure about her image. She said,
"This is the best feeling...when beautiful women of all ages come up to me and say you inspire me to be more confident in my body. That means everything because you don't know how long it's even taken me to feel confident in this skin I am in. Even today, I struggle with my weight - all of that - so the version that people see of me where they think I'm ultra-confident is not me on daily."
"I'm 23 now and I'm growing into my own. Even though I have a baby face and on the inside, I feel like a child, but on stage, I feel like the grown woman that I am and I think for me, I've always been in tune with myself and I'm insecure a lot of times but I've always loved my backside and my curves and who I am as a woman."
"And I think it is so special and important for women to admire themselves, and believe in who they are and not wait for the world to tell them they're beautiful and special."
Following her MTV VMAs performance last month, many started comparing the 'Grown-fish' star to her mentor Beyoncè. On the comparison, Chlöe Bailey said,
"One, that's the greatest compliment I could ever receive, and anytime someone says that I get filled and overjoyed but I will say there will never be another Beyoncè, there will never be another queen."
"I hope that one day I can reach just an ounce of the success she has and I'm just so grateful to be mentored by her and just take jewels and learn from her."
When asked what's the best advice Beyoncè has given her, Chlöe said,
"To trust my gut. and that what I feel matters and what I believe in matters. And I always love her because she never tries to force her opinion on my sister and I."
Do you Chloe Bailey is the next Beyonce? Tell us in the comments.
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|Thurs, October 21, 2021 at 3:03 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Lil Nas X Honored With 'Lil Nas X Day' By Atlanta City Council
Lil Nas X has taken the music world by storm and now he's being celebrated more than ever. The Atlanta native attended a homecoming event hosted by Atlanta musician and producer, Dallas Austin.The Atlanta City Council wanted to commemorate his success by honoring the 22-year-old rapper with his own holiday which they named "Lil Nas X Day."
His official day in Atlanta is Oct. 20th, 2021. Council member, Antonio Brown, the first openly gay councilman who's also running for mayor, presented him with two City Council proclamations for his achievements.
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In honor of the special occasion Antonio Brown said,
"You continue to break barriers, and you do it unapologetically, and I think it inspires so many people in this city. You're an example of the possibilities that exist within all of us. So on behalf of the City of Atlanta. I would like to honor you with a city proclamation, acknowledging your success, especially from [your] hometown here in Atlanta, Georgia."
"And Lil Nas, I just want to say, you inspire me. I'm running to be the mayor of Atlanta, I would be the first LGBTQ mayor in the history of this city, and you inspire me to believe that I can do it, so thank you."
The Industry Baby rapper then teared up and said a few words as he accepted his awards. He said,
"I would not have imagined I would be here four years ago ... This is incredible, man, I mean life just keeps getting better. I'm from Atlanta and I'm sure a lot of you probably didn't even know I was from Atlanta because it's not something I'm always yelling, but I'm from the A."
Lil Nas X goes on to say,
"I didn't prepare a speech or anything, but I'm happy that all of you guys are here right now. I'm happy everybody's just having fun, living in the moment, as I hope to do as I keep thriving and keep going in my career."
What are your thoughts on Lil Nas X being honored in Atlanta? Let us know in the comments.
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|Thurs, October 21, 2021 at 2:11 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Issa Rae Explains Why Insecure Is Ending At Season 5: Don't Overstay Your Welcome
Insecure creator, Issa Rae, knew from the very beginning where she wanted to take her hit HBO show. The fifth and final season of Insecure is dropping this Sunday, Oct. 24th, and Issa Rae is getting candid about her choice to end it.
In a new interview, the 36-year-old opens up about why she decided to end Insecure after its fifth season. The Breakfast Club's DJ Envy opens up the conversation and asks,
"Why are you ending Insecure?"
Issa Rae responds and says,
"I mean since season one I knew I wanted to have 5 seasons and I talked to Prentice about it and he was like 'How long you wanna go for' and I was like 5 and he was like 'okay sounds about right.' But it felt like that's the right amount of time to tell a concise story."
Issa Rae & Prentice Penny
"I like shows that I can watch with endings and I like to leave when I feel..."
Co-host Angela Yee interjected and said,
"At your high."
Issa agrees and says,
"Yeah like don't overstay your welcome is a big motto and also just like I've been saying professionally, it's one thing to be a part of a show that you love but like asking people to give five years - actors, writers - whatever it is of their life to the show felt like... ya know it feels like a lot."
'Insecure' Co-stars Amanda Seales, Issa Rae, Natasha Rothwell, and Yvonne Orji
She goes on to say,
"I felt like it ended at the right time, like we all still love each other... people get other opportunities so I feel like that was also just timeline wise good. I don't want people to feel like 'ugh I wanna shoot this movie but I gotta f*cking shoot 'Insecure' for season 7.'"
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|Thurs, October 21, 2021 at 2:01 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Kandi Burruss Reveals Someone Once Questioned Her Motherhood Because She Had A Baby Via Surrogate: It Makes Me Emotional
Kandi Burruss takes "jack of all trades" to a whole new level. The 45-year-old RHOA star is a successful singer/songwriter, actress, businesswoman, and wife. She's also a mother of three and shares two children, five-year-old Ace Wells and one-year-old Blaze, with her husband Todd Tucker. Her oldest daughter, 17-year-old Riley Burruss, is from a previous relationship.
Todd Tucker, Kandi Burruss, Ace Wells Tucker, Riley Burruss, Blaze Tucker
During a recent interview, Kandi Burruss opened up about how some people negatively reacted when they learned she decided to have her youngest child, Blaze, via a surrogate. She shared,
"It really hurt my feelings. I don't like really talking about it because it makes me emotional. I don't think she was trying to hurt my feelings. But when she saw it, or heard that I was doing it, she was just like, 'Aren't you afraid that you're not gonna bond with your baby?'"
Kandi Burruss didn't reveal who made the harsh comment but she did share that the individual was older than her and seemingly from a different time.
"She's older, so I guess her initial thinking is like just because somebody doesn't physically have their baby that they won't be able to have that same bond as a mother who physically pushed the baby out."
"And I can tell you for sure, if you ever had a doubt in your mind, that is not true."
In a previous interview, Kandi shared why she decided to have her third child via a surrogate. She said,
"It was a blessing we was able to get [our son] Ace through IVF, but in the process of doing IVF, we still have two more embryos."
"And with that being said, as soon as we had Ace, we knew that we would want to possibly use our other embryos, but I had a high-risk pregnancy last time, so that's why we decided we would consider surrogacy."
"Todd and I are both nervous about it. I think it's easier for Todd to handle or deal with because as a man he's used to somebody else carrying the baby. But for me it's a little bit harder for me to deal with the thought because I'm supposed to carry my own kids in my mind. But, hey, with science, it's made other options to be able to make it happen."
Kandi Burruss & husband Todd Tucker
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|Thurs, October 21, 2021 at 2:00 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
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EXCLUSIVE: Michael Blackson & His Fiancée, Mizz Rada, Filming For VH1's 'Couples Retreat'
theJasmineBRAND exclusively reports that Michael Blackson and his fiancée Mizz Rada will be on your TV screens again soon! According to our sources, the couple will be showing the ins and outs of their relationship in the upcoming season of Vh1's 'Couples Retreat.' This isn't the first time that the pair has appeared on the reality series. Prior to their engagement, Michael Blackson and Mizz Rada hashed out their relationship issues on a previous season of 'Couples Retreat.'
The couple appears to have recently had a fun date night with their alleged co-stars, former RHOA ladies Shamari DeVoe and Claudia Jordan, along with their significant others (Ronnie DeVoe and Kj Dismute).
theJasmineBRAND previously broke the exclusive that Claudia Jordan and Shamari DeVoe will also be on the upcoming season of 'Couples Retreat.'
Claudia Jordan, Shamari DeVoe, and Mizz Rada have all recently posted photos to their Instagram pages from what appears to be the same balcony.
Claudia Jordan, Shamari DeVoe, Mizz Rada
Michael Blackson proposed to Mizz Rada this past summer during an interview with 'The Breakfast Club.'
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theJasmineBRAND also exclusively reported that comedienne Jess Hilarious and her boyfriend will be on the show.
theJasmineBRAND first broke the story on VH1's Couples Retreat in December 2020.
What are your thoughts on this entire situation? Tell us below.
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|Thurs, October 21, 2021 at 1:11 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Halle Berry Gushes About Her Boyfriend, Musician Van Hunt: I've Never Had A Man That Has Lifted Me Up & Let Me Be All That I Am
Halle Berry is proving that some relationships are worth the wait. The 55-year-old Academy Award winner is opening up about her love for musician Van Hunt, 51, and how he makes her feel. During a recent event, Halle Berry publicly showed love to her boyfriend and said,
"My love, love, love - my sweetheart. I've never had a man that has lifted me up and let me be all that I am."
Their relationship became public back in September of 2020 but sources say they were dating several months prior to that. The couple has even worked together recently on Halle Berry's upcoming film, Bruised, which is about a retired MMA fighter. Reportedly she said,
"I had a lot of support ... [Hunt] was a big part of that. He did some music for the movie. He actually wrote the title song."
"Sometimes you have to wait for things in life. I waited patiently - well, maybe not patiently, but I waited."
Van Hunt is a Grammy award winner and has released five albums.
Sources previously revealed that the two are serious and seem like a great match. Reportedly, sources said,
"Van has met her kids, so it seems pretty serious. Both are very successful and smart, and they seem to be in a mature relationship. It seems like a really good match."
Prior to Van Hunt, Berry was married to French film actor, Oliver Martinez, before splitting with him in 2015. Before that, she was married to MLB player David Justice and singer/actor Eric Benét.
What are your thoughts on Halle and Van's relationship? Let us know in the comments.
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|Thurs, October 21, 2021 at 12:16 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Simone Biles Says She's 'Still Scared To Do Gymnastics' As She Gets Emotional Over Mental Health Journey: I Don't Think People Understand The Magnitude Of What I Go Through
Simone Biles is getting candid about her mental health journey since this year's Olympics. As previously reported, the 24-year-old gymnast withdrew from multiple events to focus on her wellbeing.
Now in an emotional interview, she's revealing how the condition known as the "twisties" ( a mental block where an athlete loses their spatial awareness during an intense routine) has affected her performance. Back in July, she explained the condition on her Instagram stories.
She's currently the headliner of the Gold Over America Tour but only does floor routines to prevent experiencing the issue. Simone Biles explains how it feels to have to avoid something she loves and says,
"To do something that I've done forever and just not be able to do it because of everything I've gone through is really crazy because I love this sport so much."
Simone Biles' voice cracks as she holds back tears but continues.
"It's hard. I'm sorry. And I don't think people understand the magnitude of what I go through, but for so many years to go through everything that I've gone through having a front, I'm proud of myself."
She goes on to say,
"The twisting once I got back will come back, but I'm still scared to do gymnastics."
The seven-time Olympic champion also opened up about the sexual abuse that she, along with other fellow gymnasts, suffered at the hands of former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar.
"To go through something like that and to be a voice for all of the survivors and people who want to come forward and talk about their stories, it's really inspiring. But it's hard that I have to go through it, because again people form their own opinions and I don't really get to say what's going on."
Back in September she spoke up about the sexual abuse and broke down in tears during the U.S. Senate Judiciary hearing for the case.
Even with the mental health issues she's endured, she's stepping up to help other people prioritize their own mental health by working with the telemedicine app, Cerebal, as chief impact officer. She's also an investor in the company.
Check out her full interview below.
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|Thurs, October 21, 2021 at 11:25 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Andy Cohen Recalls Almost Getting Punched By Kim Zolciak-Biermann's Husband Kroy Biermann During 'RHOA' Reunion + Reveals Kroy 'Had A Gun W/ Him That Day'
It seems like the wives aren't the only ones fighting during The Real Housewives reunions.
Famed talk show host/executive producer Andy Cohen, 53, recently revealed that an RHOA reunion almost ended with him being punched by Kim Zolciak-Biermann's husband. The crazy incident went down in 2018 while filming the reunion special for season 10. In the new tell-all book about the Housewives franchise titled Not All Diamonds and Rosé, Andy Cohen revealed how Kim Zolciak-Biermann's husband, Kroy Biermann, reacted during the explosive reunion. He shared,
"I just remember Kroy yelling at me in the bathroom after the reunion."
"It was the only time during the whole run where I ever felt like I was going to get punched."
Kim Zolciak-Biermann, Kroy Biermann
During the reunion, Kim Zolciak-Biermann was called out by her co-stars, who are all black women, for seemingly saying racially insensitive things about them during the season.
Andy Cohen continued his story and said that during the bathroom confrontation, Kroy Biermann asked why more positive aspects from his wife's life weren't shown during the season. He added,
"I sheepishly said, 'Well, there was really nothing positive to focus on.'"
Because of his answer, Andy was sure Kroy Biermann, who is a retired NFL player, was going to hit him.
"I thought, 'This is it, dude, there are so many Housewives and husbands who are tired of your shady sh*t and you're about to get your reckoning.'"
Thankfully, things didn't get physical between the two men. Andy added,
"What I'm relieved [about], I didn't know at the time, was that Kroy had a gun with him that day and production made him leave it in the car."
What are your thoughts on what Andy Cohen shared? Tell us below.
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|Thurs, October 21, 2021 at 11:16 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Kendrick Lamar Speculated To Drop New Album Soon As Unreleased Song Leaks Online + Rapper Updates Spotify Profile Photo For First Time Since 2017
Is Kendrick Lamar preparing to drop a new album?
Yesterday (Wednesday, Oct. 20th), various snippets of unreleased Kendrick Lamar songs began circulating around social media-specifically Twitter and TikTok. You can listen to one of the more widely-circulated leaks, titled "Therapy Session #9", down below:
IM SOOOOOO READY FOR THIS NEW KENDRICK????
Therapy Session #9 Leak:
— Kriga da Zona? (@gkrieger258) October 21, 2021
In addition to the song leaks, some fans also noticed that the Compton native had updated his Spotify photo for the first time since 2017-which is also the year he released DAMN., his most recent studio album.
Resultingly, many fans began to speculate that Kendrick Lamar may be preparing to release new music soon. This theory was further supported by people pointing out that tomorrow (Friday, Oct. 22nd) is the nine-year anniversary of the album that catapulted the rapper to mainstream success: good kid, m.A.A.d city. The album was led by hit songs like "Sing About Me, I'm Dying of Thirst" and "Poetic Justice."
Additionally, others pointed out that Kendrick Lamar was recently announced to perform at the Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show and the upcoming Day N Vegas music festival. It's also worth noting that he registered several new songs with ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers) last month-further adding to the speculation.
Kendrick Lamar has not publicly acknowledged the matter.
Do you think Kendrick Lamar will release new music soon? Comment down below to let us know!
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