Saturday, June 30

Weekend Fab...and UnFab

WTF are you doing LeToya Jackson?

No ma'am. And WTF is up with your brother?:

I understand Mike that you want to keep your kiddies under wraps...even after 10 years. But there are ways. And this should not be one.

Rih Rih was spotted leaving the gym yesterday:

Did a workout really happen? Her makeup is still entirely too cute.

And Fanny was spotted with her daughter Zion recently:

Hmmm was Jigga right when he said appearing in your video is a "hood look" Fanny?

A random pic of Keisha Pulliam at an event recently:

So fab.

Ummm is this ya baby daddy Solange:

Well well well if it isn't Daniel Sr. I see he decided to show his face around town for once. But real talk...he was cuter back in the "Soldier" days.

Look at Venus and her new man:

They were all cozy at a practice session at The All England Lawn Tennis the other day during the Wimbledon Championships.

You can check out Amerie's brand new video for "Gotta Work"

Because we've never seen anything like this before. Mmhmm....

The Randomness:

  1. Fox Boogie joins the Stop Snitchin' movement. Story

Friday, June 29

YBF Interview: T.I. and T.I.P.

I sat down with T.I. recently and had some fun times talking about the T.I. v. T.I.P. hoopla. I expected a rambunctious dude with a slight Napoleon complex...but in fact he was one of the most polite, down to earth, sexy, and funny celebs I've met...with a slight Napoleon complex. And maybe a bit rambunctious. And y'all know I tried my damndest to get a lil personal...

Natasha: So why T.I. v. T.I.P? Who are these people?
T.I.: {Laughs} Why? Because this has been a conflict for a long time now. T.I.P. is who I am personally and T.I. is me professionally. It's just something I wanted to put out there.
Natasha: I can tell.
T.I.: Yeah I mean, I have a different way to display different sides of me. But both are needed in this industry.

Natasha: Who do you feel is your biggest competition in the game right now?
T.I.: Biggest competition? Me! Sh*t nobody else can do what I do. {Laughs} How many other cats doing what I do got all the respect from the fellas? And the ladies love him? I know.
Natasha: Ok I can see that.
T.I. Exactly. {Laughs}

Natasha: Before you dropped [Trap Muzik], how'd you keep going and keep your eye on the prize when you weren't getting the respect you deserved when you were underground and all over mixtapes?
T.I.: Just the opportunity to get what I wanted. That kept me going. I just smelled it and followed my nose.
Natasha: Do you think you get the respect you deserve right now?
T.I.: People who know me personally respect me. If you know T.I.-then you respect him. That's all that matters.

Natasha: So you and Tiny. *I promise y'all his whole aura changed and got extra smiley*
T.I.: What?
Natasha: What's your relationship status? You told MTV months ago that you broke up with Tiny and now you're single man. And the next day you're all up in Body Tap kickin it with Tiny lookin' like a couple. So what's going on with that?
T.I.: I didn't tell MTV that! {Laughs}
Natasha: Yes you did!
T.I.: No...I told them we were taking time apart or whatever and they jumped to conclusions.
Natasha: Well you know the ladies want to know. What's your status?
T.I.: I mean I don't put labels on things. Sometimes it's best not to say anything at all. I mean...I'ma always have love for [Tiny]. You know how that is.
Natasha: So are you in an exclusive relationship?
T.I.: Yes, of course. But I don't label things.

Natasha: So several weeks ago a video hit the net of your concert a Bentley College where you stopped the music and went off on somebody who threw something at you on stage. It was during the "What You Know" track and people said it was all planned and fake. Was it?
T.I.: Naw man. That was real. I'm not fake. I don't stage a damn thing. I always keeps it real. Just like everything on this album is based on things that really went down. I'ma keep it gangsta. This sh*t is not just for tv. {Laughs} Not at all.

Natasha: Speaking of TV, are you interested in ever doing a reality show?
T.I.: I don't know. Maybe a reality show. But only about Grand Hustle Entertainment. I'll just peep in every now and then but it'll be about the business side of things. Letting cameras in my house though? Hell naw! I don't want y'all to see my bad side.

Natasha: What's the bad side?
T.I.: I got a bad ass temper. I mean...bad. I told you this aint for tv. {Laughs}
*His publicist chimed in with validation on that comment*
Natasha: Ok tell me the first thing that comes to mind when I say these things.
T.I.: Aight.
Natasha: Hip Hop.
T.I.: Me.
Natasha: Tiny.
T.I.: Maaaan...that's home. {smiles}
Natasha: Your kids.
T.I.: Life.
Natasha: Atlanta.
T.I.: Aww I already used the one I wanna use. Home.
Natasha: Sex.
T.I.: Lots! Yes!
Natasha: Love.
T.I.: {Laughs} Love

Natasha: Awww. Well thanks so much for your time today. Good luck with the new album and I respect your hustle. Any last words for your fans on YBF?
T.I.: Thank y'all so much for all the support. Keep loving me and keep supporting.

T.I. v. T.I.P. drops July 3rd and you can catch T.I.P. Harris in American Gangster November 2, 2007. And here's T.I. gracing the pages of the August issue of VIBE:

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Pure sexy.

Party It Up

Lots of celebs hit up the Atlantic Records 60th Anniversary party at a private residence in LA last night:

Ooooh chicks are about to be HEATED.

T.I. was probably still apologizing to Kevin Liles for that drama.

Sam Cassell and Tina White

Michael Kysar (Toccara's man) and Kendu kicked it.

LaToya Luckett was there:

Kickin' it with Alisha Renee. And since Toya's rocking that engagement ring....Slim Thug was right this week when he gave YBF the exclusive about her being engaged. Word has it she's engaged to Washington Wizard Deshawn Stevenson.

Ray-J was there surrounded by his exes:

Interestingly enough Kim and Lil Kim have the same publicist now.

Oh yes...Louisiana was in full effect:
Jazze Pha and Webbie

Lil Boosie

LL's sexy self was there:

Chillin' with Eddie Levert.

Young Buck

DJ Drama and Lil Scrappy

Was Scrappy's momma there? That would have made for a good photo op.


You still aint foolin' nobody Tyler.

Not sure how I'm feeling about this purple snakeskin mini dress Tatyana:

But at least she tried something other than moo moos.

Oh Keyshia. There's always something not quite right.

Evan Ross is always in the mix as of late.

YBF chick Chrisette Michele was there too.

Latifah was spotted riding big things in West Hollywood yesterday.

JD and the soon to be Mrs. JD were spotted walking around Beverly Hills yesterday:

Jazze Pha, Cam'Ron, and Trick Daddy were in the MIA this week at Santos:

You really fell off Cam.

Mrs. Ross hit up the Qatar Airways host Gala Event to Celebrate Inaugural Flights to NYC event last night:

Gotta love it.

And I must say...that damn Mel B. is looking hella fab post baby:

She was spotted at the Spice Girls Photocall in Great Britain yesterday. And I aint mad she's about to make $20 mil just for doing a reunion tour.

The Randomness:

  1. Ciara answered our q's and says that infamous "25?" on the back of her robe at the Awards show was strictly to acknowledge BET putting her at #25 on the list of hottest dancers. Still a cute idea. Story

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