Ludacris Can’t Pay Full Child Support Because Paul Walker Died

After the unexpected passing of Paul Walker, friends and costars from the Fast & Furious franchise expressed their sympathy and condolences. Many fans wondered with the death would mean for the upcoming 7th installment of the series, since it was in production at the time of Walker’s passing. Now it seems those who mourned the death of Walker are now blaming their financial woes on his death.

ludacris_Rapper Ludacris, who plays Tej Parker in the movies, is claiming he can’t pay the $15,000/month his daughter’s mother, Tamika Fuller, is asking for. Ludacris said he was expecting to make payments with the money he would receive from Fast & Furious, but the movie’s production was brought to a halt after Walker’s passing.

He told the courts he only made $55,000 in 2013, and is only able to pay $1,800/month for his 2-month-old daughter Cai. For now, the judge has ordered Ludacris to pay $7,000/month until financials are reviewed.

Fellow costar Tyrese has claimed similar financial issues. He was banking on Fast & Furious 7 money to make ends meet as well, even though he’s been touring the UK with his group with Ginuwine and Tank, TGT, as well as working on his next solo studio album “Black Rose”.

Both Ludacris and Tyrese are men who have had successful careers before coming into this movie franchise. Tyrese has acted in other movies and had a modeling career, a solo artist, and has even written a book. Ludacris also got some acting chops on television and on the big screen, as well as multiple platinum albums and tours. So why are they crying broke now, and putting all their eggs in the Fast & Furious, especially after their “friend” passed away?

What are your thoughts?

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Ray Rice Knocks Out Fiancee. Is It Ever Okay To Hit a Woman?

In today’s news, Baltimore Ravens’ player Ray Rice and his fiancee Janay Palmer were both arrested this weekend for simple assault-domestic violence in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The couple had a physical altercation, in which the report says that Palmer struck Rice, and Rice picked Palmer up by her arms out of an elevator and slammed her on the ground, knocking her out. There is video of Rice’s part of the fight, which was posted on TMZ, but his lawyer claims it does not show the whole incident.

ray rice knock outThis is reminiscent of Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson and his domestic issue with his ex-wife Evelyn Lozada in 2012. The couple got into an argument after Lazada confronted Johnson about her suspicion of him cheating. The argument escalated, and Johnson head-butted her, leaving a visible gash. They divorced shortly after this.

Ray Rice Knocks Out Fiancee. Is It Ever Okay To Hit a Woman?

And of course, the infamous story about Chris Brown and Rihanna. The couple had an extremely public domestic violence case, in which Chris Brown was charged with two felony assault counts. Their argument started when Rihanna confronted Chris about a text message from another woman. There is speculation, although not confirmed, that Rihanna may have hit Chris first. But the report is clear that Brown hit her head against the window, punched her, and tried to shove her out the car. Her injuries were made public after TMZ showed her picture following the fight.

Each one of these instances started with an argument and escalated into physical violence. The public has shared their opinions in each case, some saying that a man should never put his hands on a woman, others saying the woman may have been “asking for it”, either by getting in the man’s face with an issue, or possibly putting her hands on him first. Our question is: Is it ever okay to hit a woman? Yes, no, it depends? And if it depends, what are the limitations?

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Man Rule for the Ladies: As T.I. Told His Wife, Stop Exposing Yourself To Social Media

This has been a hot topic in many circles lately, so it is good TI and Tiny have brought it into the public. Should ladies expose themselves on social media websites like Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter? Expose in the since of taking provocative pictures in skimpy clothing, sitting atop a sink, or any other lady curve lead.

The general man rule says no. This isn’t a good look.

Men are not big on having their women flaunting their goodies all over social media. This is why the vast majority of the women doing it are single…and will remain single.

TinySure, you have many suitors calling, asking to take you out for dinner or hit it, but who wants to to put a ring on it? Not many when it boils down to it. Men who chase women like this are merely hunting and circling fresh meat. If you are going to put it out there like that, these are the men you are going to meet. They will tell you what you need to hear to reach their objective.

A woman that is willing to make herself seen by the public isn’t the type of woman the so called good man wants or needs. He wants to keep all the goodies for himself. I’m not saying every man because I know you think your man (or future man) is different. Ok, don’t say I didn’t warn you.

T.I. Calls Tiny Out for Instagram Pictures.

Tiny, rapper T.I.’s wife, was posting pictures on Instagram that featured her backside lately. Apparently, it got to be too much for T.I., so on one of his pictures he commented.

U have so much more going for u other than your a$. Although it is magnificent,  I think u should spend just as much time showcasing those other things as u do ya booty..awesome pic luv.

To which Tiny responded:

I wasn’t showing off my ass in this pic it was about my waist..u just looking at the ass bae! U no I wasn’t saying getting my sh-t together about my ass now don’t u? But glad u like it bae

Source: Necole T.I. Tells His Wife To Stop Posting Her A$$ On Instagram 

What is funny about Tiny’s response is she is probably being sincere with her response. However, T.I. knows what the real deal is. And people like to get ideas.

You see the Muslim men like to keep their woman covered from head to toe.

Many black men are not going that far, but they will prefer a ban of revealing selfies on your social media accounts.

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Top Model Eva is a New Mom

Actress and winner of the 3rd season of America’s Next Top Model, Eva Marcille, gave birth to a healthy baby girl on Friday.

Marcille reposted her boyfriend Kevin McCall’s Instagram photo, which was captioned:

“Wow she has her mothers eyes. Never knew I could fall in love again @evamarcille #prouddad. I’ve never known a love like this.”

Eva Marcille Pregnant
Eva announced that she was expecting a child with her songwriter boyfriend back in August in an exclusive interview with BET. During the interview, Eva expressed, “Being able to bring a life into the world is every woman’s dream but for me it’s more than just a dream it is a magical, mystical journey which I get to share with this amazing man.”

Congratulations to Eva & Kevin!

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4 Qualities Richard Sherman Has That Your Ideal Mate Should Have

For the past 2 weeks or so, Richard Sherman has been all over the place. News, magazines, blogs, and it’s only going to continue the closer we get to the SuperBowl. While some have a less than stellar opinion of the Seattle Seahawks cornerback, we can all take a page or two out of the book of who Sherman is, on and off the field. Some of this man’s traits are things we may be looking for in an ideal mate.

Hear us out…

richard sherman1. Educated

Sherman was a scholar-athlete and Salutatorian at Dominguez High School in Compton, California. He went on to Stanford University, where he received a degree in communications. It’s very clear from many of his media appearances that he is a well spoken, and articulate man. While your mate doesn’t have to receive an Ivy League education, isn’t it nice to be with an intellectual? A lot of people say it’s brains, not beauty, that turns them on.

2. Philanthropic

In June 2013, Sherman started a charity called “Blanket Coverage – The Richard Sherman Family Foundation”, which assists children with resources like school supplies and clothing. A person who gives back to the community is a keeper. Maybe you can’t start a whole foundation, but you can certainly volunteer your time in the community and lend a helping hand.

3. Spontaneous

One thing the public and the media can agree on, especially in light of the post-game interview that catapulted him into this most recent frenzy, Richard Sherman sure is spontaneous! No one could have ever guessed what he was going to say to the reporter in the heat of the moment. But spontaneity is a good trait to have in relationships. Routine gets boring. Sometimes you want to spice things up and keep your mate guessing.

4. Passionate

“Don’t you ever talk about the best!” Sherman is passionate about his career. He plays with the fire that shows how much he loves football. Wouldn’t that be a great thing to feel from your significant other? Wouldn’t you want someone to be that passionate about you, making sure that they are doing their best every day to make the relationship work? Be passionate about your mate, and show the same fiery desire for them.

What are some other qualities Richard Sherman exhibits that would make for a good mate?

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T.I. and Tiny are Working Through Marital Troubles

There has been some buzz recently that rapper T.I. and his singer wife Tiny are going through some marriage troubles. Rumors have been circulating that the couple, who have been married for 4 years, are possibly heading for divorce.

The assumptions weren’t too far fetched, as both took to Instagram to subliminally (and immaturely) hint that there was trouble. Numerous blogs came up with their guesses as to what the problem could be, from infidelity to differences in business ventures.

TI and Tiny Marriage

T.I. spoke out to TMZ to confirm that the two were, indeed, having their issues, but they were working through them.

“Tiny wanted to walk the Grammy red carpet and watch the show but T.I. wanted none of it. He says they angrily challenged each other on who would end up having more fun that night.” – TMZ

The couple have become fan favorites since their VH1 reality show, T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle, which documented them balancing their careers and their blended family of 6 children.

We wish T.I. and Tiny the best of luck in getting through this rocky time, whatever the issue may be.

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5 Reasons Black Women Should Avoid Plastic Surgery

The most beautiful women on the planet are black women. There is no doubt about it my mind. The problem is at times some of them don’t believe it. They have self doubt and they consider altering their image to fill the void.

The plastic surgery industry is booming in this country. However, up until less than a decade ago, it hadn’t really penetrated the black market. Today, it is a viable option to sisters around the world, but I think it is terrible mistake and wanted to take the time now to point out why black women should avoid plastic surgery.

Lil KimIt Is Expensive

Obviously, it depends on which surgery or surgeries you are getting done, but more than likely going under the knife is going to be expensive. According to reports, the average cost of plastic surgery $4,000 per treatment in the United States. The price could skyrocket from there.

Once You Start You Can’t Stop (Regular Maintenance)

The trick to plastic surgery is it is not a one time solution. The results do not last a life time. You must continue to go back for regular maintenance to keep the look in place. This means you have to spend more money in addition to your initial investment. The total cost can add up quickly.

Be Thankful for What the Lord Blessed You With

Aging isn’t something we like to think about or experience, but it is the natural progression of life. To try and fight this is futile, but also doesn’t show appreciate for the body,vessel you have been blessed with in this life. Maybe instead of trying to spruce up the exterior of your body, you should work on the interior of your mind to become at peace with the only body you will ever have.

Black Don’t Crack….If You Take Care Of Yourself

Our people come from great genes. You must understand this. If you are diligent to drink your water, exercise and eat right, then there will be no need for plastic surgery. Putting yourself through the pain, uncomfortable feelings and financial strain isn’t necessary when you take care of yourself.

Potentially Harmful (like those crazy butt injections)

Plastic surgery may make you “look” better for a while, but it is seriously dangerous. Things go wrong all the time. Take those crazy butt  injections for example. Women want to desperately have some booty, so they are injecting theemselves with cement an all sorts of other things to inflate their backsides. Some of these women are dying as a result.

Sure that is an extreme case and mostly the black market, but think about your girl, Lil Kim. She looks like a Muppet and she has much more money to get it done right than most of us. If money can’t guarantee a good look, then everyone is in potential danger that goes under the knife.

Read More: 8 Ways Black Women Allowed Courting And Chivalry To Die In The Black Community

Black Men Prefer Natural Women

Speaking a black men, don’t do it ladies. You were made to be naturally beautiful in all phases of your life and black men appreciate your natural beauty. I know you see these older men chasing younger women, but they are not the ones for you. Allow them to chase the illusion of their youth, but not you. You remain loyal to your true self and enjoy the journey of life.

We all want to mental and physical improvements in our lives, but I don’t think plastic surgery is the answer for black women. If you just take care of yourself, then you will look age appropriate and beautiful for the rest of your life, but that is my opinion, what’s yours?

Should black women avoid plastic surgery or go under the knife?

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Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Phaedra Parks’ Husband Arrested

Apollo Nida, husband of Real Housewives of Atlanta star Phaedra Parks, has been arrested. Nida is being charged with bank fraud and identity theft.

According to a written affidavit, he created fake companies, opened up fake bank accounts using identities he stole from various databases, and funneled US Treasury checks and auto loan proceeds into those accounts.

Apollo Nida Arrested
Nida was previously incarcerated between 2004 and 2009 for auto title fraud and breaking federal racketeering laws. He married his attorney wife, Phaedra Parks, in 2009, and the couple have been on the Bravo reality show since shortly after they wed.

After the birth of their 2nd son, it was announced that Parks would have her own spinoff show called “Rich People’s Problems”, documenting her career as a lawyer.

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Are Lupita Nyong’o and Jared Leto Dating?

It’s awards season, and movie stars are showing up and showing out for their breakout performances. One of 2013’s biggest films, 12 Years a Slave, has already won the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture – Drama. Two of their stars, Lupita Nyong’o and Jared Leto also won at the SAG Awards for Best Supporting Actress and Actor in a Motion Picture respectively. But are the costars a little more than friends?

Lupita & Jared

Photo credit to KISSMYFASH’s Tumblr

Check out their body language when they’re intensely staring each other in the eyes. There’s definitely some chemistry there.

At the possibility that the two may be dating, Twitter users voiced their opinions:

We like it too!

Those babies would be beautiful!

I like both!

Nothing has been confirmed yet, but we’ll be keeping our eye out!

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