You could be singing one minute and saving your life the next. Chris Brown learned that the hard way this past weekend while performing during a fiesta in San Jose. While onstage performing his hit record Loyal the singer noticed some commotion going on off stage and blurted out:
Oh, them ni–as gettin’ it in over there
Immediately after shots were let off and Chris had to fend for his life as he was snatched up by a bodyguard and escorted off the stage. Fans nearby dispersed and huddled while more shots rang off into the crowd. Five individuals were injured as a result. Four hospitalized moments after the incident and one showed up at the ER later. All victims are expected to survive. The occurrence took place around 1:20 am Sunday morning.
Catch the footage below.
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Fashion designer and owner of Front Row clothing, Shateria Moragne, was in Atlanta this past weekend and I was one out of the 20 individuals that were invited to hear her share her personal story and testimony. If you follow this brown bombshell on Instagram you already know she slays but doesn’t speak much which leaves us wanting to know more about her. She has been almost a mystery up until now.
The Table Of 20 Event was held this past Saturday by the BFirm PR at Neiman Marcus in the Lenox Mall. Very upscale, chic and exclusive brunching experience. While we waited for our entrees to come out Shateria told us stories about her hair. You were probably thinking that muva was being styled and colored by some celebrity styling hair gawd if so, you were wrong. She actually grew up in a hair salon so she knows a thing or two about the hair industry. Her mother is a stylist and has been doing her hair for most of her life but she admits that when her mother isn’t around she colors and styles her hair with a $20 old school curling iron. Who knew?
With a drink in one hand and phone in the other, I honed in as Shateria shared her journey and secrets to success. I was able to capture some footage before my phone ran out of storage. HA!
Peep the excerpts below.
On what she was doing before fashion:
I used to be a choreographer. I used to teach dance classes and everything like that. And I was like you know what? I’m going to start a T-shirt line.
Living in Miami somewhat shifted the original idea of just t-shirts and inspired the Baltimore native’s high end clothing line. Due to the hot temperatures and beaches in Miami, it’s no secret that the women like to walk around in their bikinis. With the clothing line which was originally supposed to be called Broken Zippers, Shateria wanted to send the message that it’s okay to have clothes on and still be cute. Months later she was showing Front Row clothing during New York Fashion Week.
You can’t come up in here with no t-shirts. They gone be like ‘oh okay, next!’. So I showed at New York Fashion Week. I promise you, people that I care for most were so against me showing in New York Fashion Week. “You’re not ready” “This just happened for you” “I don’t think you’re ready, try next year”. And I was like okay, mind you I’m a very private person so when I come up with something and write my ideas its all within me. It’s not me telling the world. I believe that when you include people its just too many signals. I mean I’m a pisces I’m already overthinking everything. “They not gone like it” “What if the zipper’s not right” “What if the colors are wack”. I don’t need you and you and you in my mind because then it will never get done.
On the response after her first runway show at New York Fashion Week:
So people that were close to me and telling me “You’re not ready” “Fashion week is too big”, I’m an up north girl it’s not too big for me! Im going to take my talent to New York and we gone rock. And that’s just what it’s going to be. So I showed in NYFW and when I tell you, it was so crazy. It was so amazing it was a hit, ever since that day. And the people that were against me, that night called and was like “OMG I’m so proud of you” “OMG you did so good”, straight on me. I was like for real? Really? Oh okay! So if I had to give any advice it would be do not listen to people around you.
On being an African American woman in a Caucasian dominated industry:
I really feel like as an African-American woman, there are so many Caucasian women that do this. We out here too! And it’s fine cause we’re gonna’ get it and I love that cause I’m a part of that. I am a brown girl forever! And I think that it’s just amazing. So when I see other women doing their thing it really does inspire me.
On how important legacy is:
… If you never try it then you’ll never become anything and your legacy will just be like, BLAH. You’ll just die and be a person that was here. Who wants to do that? Legacy is so important to me. You want to leave this earth with a mark.
On the biggest lesson she’s learned thus far in her career, being kind:
I promise the world is this small. You gotta’ be kind to everybody even if you don’t wanna’ be. Because they might be the sister to the person that you may need for something.
Watch the footage below.
The event which was sponsored by Sweet Bitch Wine, Snazzy Events and Minx Diva Nails, was a success! You can be a part of Erica Dias’s next Table Of 20 event. Be sure to follow Table Of 20 on Instagram for more info.
Check out the gallery below to see photos from the event.
Table Of 20
Socialite Beverly Beal
Erica Dias: Creater Of Table Of 20
Owners Of The Bfirm PR and Shateria
CEO of Ihatemypublicist and Shateria
Rapper Young Thug girlfriend Designer/ Model Jerrika Karlae
After years of dating is seems like J. Cole is ready to take his relationship with Melissa to the next level. The couple met in college while attending St. John’s University in NYC and have been dating ever since. It’s no secret that Cole has a boo, he’s mentioned her in countless records and interviews.
Although recently, when he stopped by the Breakfast Club to chat with Angie Martinez about his recent album Forest Hills Drive Angie asked if he had a girlfriend. His response to that was, “I don’t want to say too much because I put so much in the music.”
Clearly that means yes and I’ve seen the couple together before while visiting Atlanta.
Despite the reaction he gave Angie, a source close to the couple revealed to Sister2Sister that Cole recently put a ring on it. The source says:
J. Cole gave Melissa a flawless four carat diamond ring and they already have the date and location set.
Melissa is a successful wedding planner so the process of planning should be easy. Cole has yet to confirm these allegations but if it is true, congrats you two!
Catch another throwback pic of the couple in college below.
Basketball Wives sisters Gloria and Laura Govan hit the red carpet for the premiere of Wedding Ringer at the TCL Chinese Theatre last night. The duo smiled for the cameras in their Michael Costello dresses both wearing gold pumps to match. But it was all fun and games until a boob popped out.
Cha little miss Laura was oblivious to the fact that her entire boob had escaped from the cup of her dress.
Get into this wardrobe malfunction below.
Catch more flicks from the premiere in the gallery below.
“Oh Please” was the response that Roger from Showbiz 411 received from Phylicia Rashad when he brought up the names of the women that have accused Bill Cosby of “sexually harassing” them. She admits that she’s never seen the behavior from Cosby that these women speak of.
The two had a brief discussion in regards to the situation during an elegant lunch for the new movie Selma that took place at the Metropolitan Club. Although she made it very clear that she did not want to be a part of the public debate, she did have quite a few things to say.
Get into the interview below.
On Cosby being accused of drugging, raping and sexually harassing the accusers:
Forget these women. What you’re seeing is the destruction of a legacy. And I think it’s orchestrated.
I don’t know why or who’s doing it, but it’s the legacy. And it’s a legacy that is so important to the culture.
On Bill’s wife Camille Cosby:
This is a tough woman, a smart woman. She’s no pushover. There is no question, Rashad said, that Camille Cosby has not been complicit or looked the other way as her husband terrorized women for the last 50 years.
Someone is determined to keep Bill Cosby off TV. And it’s worked. All his contracts have been cancelled. This show represented America to the outside world. This was the American family. And now you’re seeing it being destroyed. Why?
She said Cosby himself is probably too proud to raise a defense. I countered that his silence reminded me of how Jerry Lewis reacted whe, after 50 years. the Muscular Dystrophy Association treated him like dirt. He refused to fight back. To quote a popular song from the 70s: “If you don’t know me by now, you will never never know me.”
Luda and his beautiful African wife Eudoxie are just married! Just a week ago they announced their engagement with photos from the proposal. Unlike most couples who wait months sometimes years after the engagement to plan a huge wedding ceremony, it is being reported that the pair got engaged and tied the knot all in one day. So here’s what allegedly went down:
After Luda proposed on Christmas Eve the two had dinner and headed home. When they arrived there was a gown draped over her living room sofa that Luda’s mom had picked out for her. In another part of their home was a room full of close friends and family members that were there to witness the special moment. The beautiful bride had no issues with the gown her mother-in-law picked out for her and obviously was okay with her wedding ceremony because she married her hubby right there on the spot.
To further support these allegations Luda posted the following message just hours:
Why wait? Did the thing before 2015.#mrandmrsrbridges
Days after they married the two hopped on a private jet and took on their honey moon in Costa Rica. Super sweet!
Wedding, proposal and honeymoon flicks below.
The proposal looked like this…
The two shared the honeymoon vacation with friends like Monica, Shannon and Letoya Luckett. Catch those photos in the gallery.
Yasssssss! Model Jessica White brought the New Year on Hawaiian sands with close friends. Yesterday the crew hit the beach and Jess stood out in a Goddess inspired skimpy yellow bikini. Her big hair blew in the wind as she took on the Maui waves in her thong swimsuit. She accented her bikini with lots of accessories and trendy flash tattoos.
You can quit dreaming about B.O.B’s “eggplant” now because the rapper is off the market and Sevyn Streeter has officially put her trademark on it. Yesterday, in honor of Man Crush Monday, Sevyn let her followers in on a little secret when she posted a photo of herself beside her new man with the following caption:
#MCM@bobatl I found you, crowned you, turned you on…..So you know, I got what you want….
Let’s be undeniable….Here’s to 2015 Bobby
Egg plant everyday. She better talk heavy! Is anyone else jealous ? Ha!
Looks like I wasn’t the only one who didn’t exchange kisses when the clock striked 12 on New Year’s Day. We couldn’t help but notice that Toya Wright’s husband Memphitz was noticeably absent from her most recent holiday photos. Not only was he missing but her wedding band clearly had a date with the jewelry box that night.
Can’t even say that I’m shocked because nothing caught me off guard more than Ciara and Future’s break up then Wiz and Amber’s split.
So aside from the facts stated above, TMZ reports the following:
TMZ has learned she’s separated from music producer hubby Memphitz … and they’re now living 2,500 miles apart.
According to our sources, Wright (who has a kid with former husband Lil Wayne) and Memphitz have been having big problems … Memphitz recently moved to LA, leaving her behind in ATL.
We’re told Memphitz — who appeared with Toya on the BET reality show “Toya: A Family Affair” — no longer wanted to be part of a “celebrity marriage.” For him, it’s now all about career.
The couple has been married since 2011. Neither side has filed for divorce yet … but we’re told Memphitz will let Toya file the papers. He’s made it clear … reconciliation is NOT in the cards.
Last week sources claimed the couple’s split was caused by a women that Memphitz allegedly knocked up. According to sources that clearly isn’t possible because the producer had a vasectomy a few years back.
See more photos of Toya without her ring on below.
Days after her New Year’s outing she was pictured once more without her ring.
You betta’ sit honey!
Clearly there’s trouble in paradise. Here’s a pic Toya posted of the Serenity Prayer yesterday.
We dug a little deeper and found a photo of her wearing her ring just two months ago. Hope they work it out!