Rumor has it, there’s trouble in paradise with one of our favorite celebrity couples. theJasmineBRAND exclusively reports, that Big Sean and his girlfriend Jhene Aiko are allegedly having some serious relationship issues. Sources tell us that the 29-year-old rapper was spotted out with 39-year-old singer Nicole Scherzinger. A source tells us, “They both attended an Oscar Awards after-party together and were cozied up together sitting at a table in VIP.” (theJasmineBRAND)
He’d been going undergoing chemotherapy. Family members tell us they’re absolutely shocked because they thought he was getting better. We’re told the family would call him frequently, and he’d even joke they were calling too much. Charlie’s wife, Tisha Taylor Murphy, died in 2009 from cervical cancer. They had 2 children, and he had another from a previous relationship. (TMZ)
But the African-American experience that birthed Hip-Hop started far beyond the borough. In fact, it started beyond the city, the state, the south or the country. It started beyond the belly of slave ships that brought over millions of enslaved Africans from the west coast of The Motherland to this hemisphere. The Black American’s experience started in Africa.
Often times, Black people have been conditioned to mock their ancestral identity. For many a school yard student it is a stain that almost invokes teasing and jeering. Think of the trauma caused during grammar school recess when a dark complected child is called “African Booty Scratcher” or “Tar Baby.” So when rapper Big Sean matter-of-factly stated in an interview with Vibe that he is part Nigerian (fast forward to 1:49), we had to stop, take note and give thanks.
This Motown Emcee could have easily moved through the interview and kept that tidbit to himself. He did not. He through it out there as a fact that he wanted folk to know. So Nigeria salute! Stand up and claim one of your own.
Other celebrities that you may not know have Nigerian roots are as follows: