Michelle Williams announced on December 7 that she is no longer engaged to Chad Johnson. But apparently, their separation comes at no surprise to fans who speculate Johnson was just around for a check.
The former Destiny’s Child singer hit social media last week to inform everyone that it just “didn’t work out.”
“I still remain fearless. I guess I still remain single!” she wrote. “Things didn’t work out. The healing that needs to take place is a must!,” she wrote. “I don’t wanna destroy another relationship. Blessings to him, his family and ministry. #FEARLESS.”
After meeting in March of last year, the two got engaged one year later in April of 2018. Williams has been forthcoming about struggling with depression, which seems to have played a part in their decision to end things, and Johnson also faced criticism after fans felt he belittled her on their reality show, Chad Loves Michelle. “The two made a phone call to their therapist after Johnson was dismissive of the racial differences plaguing their communication,” Vibe reports. So, it’s possible mental health issues and racial tensions both led to their split.
Chad was a gaslighter and an opportunist. Michelle doesn’t need to blame herself for the demise of their relationship. Best thing that happened was them not getting married
At the beginning of the year we reported that Mary J. Blige was set to co-star in Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy and now we finally have our first trailer to the upcoming superhero series.
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Based on a comic book series created and written by Gerard Way, The Umbrella Academy has a pretty original and interesting story.
On the same day in 1989, forty-three infants are inexplicably born to random, unconnected women who showed no signs of pregnancy the day before. Seven are adopted by a billionaire who creates The Umbrella Academy and prepares his “children” to save the world. Now, the six surviving members reunite upon the news of their father’s passing and must work together to solve a mystery surrounding his death. But the estranged family begins to come apart due to their divergent personalities and abilities, not to mention the imminent threat of a global apocalypse.
Mary J. Blige meanwhile plays a time-traveling assassin and will star opposite Ellen Paige, Tom Hopper, Robert Sheehan, Emmy Raver-Lampman, David Castañeda, Aidan Gallagher, Cameron Britton, Colm Feore, Adam Godley, and John Magaro.
Let’s keep it 1000, as cool as the series seems it’s the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul catching bodies like a terminator that’s the main attraction here. Least for us it is.
Check out the trailer for The Umbrella Academy below and let us know if you’ll be binge-watching the series when it drops on February 15, 2019. More stills below, too.
As 2018 comes to a close, JAY-Z is looking back at the year in hip-hop by sharing his favorite songs.
In a TIDAL playlist, dubbed “JAY-Z’s Year End Picks,” Hov reveals the 20 rap songs that were in rotation at the Carter crib, starting with Pusha-T’s “If You Know You Know” off the acclaimed Daytona.
Drake lands three appearances on Hov’s coveted playlist, including Scorpion‘s “Emotionless” and “That’s How You Feel,” as well as a featured guest on Travis Scott’s “SICKO MODE.”
While they may have their differences, JAY shows love to his bro Kanye West by selecting Kids See Ghosts’ “Freeee (Ghost Town, Pt. 2)” and Nas’ “Cops Shot the Kid,” which Ye produced and is featured on.
The first posthumous album from XXXTentacion was released this past Friday and has been welcomed heavily by fans of the late rapper. The new album, Skins, is projected for between 140,000 and 160,000 units in the first week.
Jacquees is feeling himself a lot lately, and it’s to be expected. Fans championed for his jacked version of Ella Mai’s hit record “Trip,” and his songs are charting.
BUT some people think he may have too much chip on his particularly veteran R&B singers who feel who’s doing too much labeling himself the “King of R&B.”
The “B.E.D.” singer made the bold statement via his Instagram account that R&B throne is now his despite there still being veterans in the game doing their thing.
As you can imagine his statement sent the R&B world into a tizzy with the likes of Tank, Eric Bellinger, Tyrese, Pleasure P, Bow Wow for whatever reason and even J.Holiday came from under his bed to chime in a while getting hilariously mistaken for a valet.
Of course, it has also spilled onto Twitter the masses giving their opinions on who’s the king of the music genre with some saying the crown either belongs to Usher, Chris Brown or the King of R&Pee. All we know is this argument is kinda weird when a debate includes two talented but problematic individuals. Besides we haven’t heard from Bobby Brown yet. You can hit the gallery below to see the fallout from Jacquees claiming the crown below.
We’re still a ways away from enjoying the highly-anticipated third season of Netflix’s fan-favorite series Stranger Things. But, that isn’t keeping them from teasing what they have in store for the 2019 season.
Yesterday (Dec. 9), Netflix dropped a teaser trailer for the upcoming season in which they simply revealed the titles of season 3’s episodes and needless to say the titles alone will have the internet stirring up all kinds of theories and predictions. The titles are as follows:
“Suzie, Do You Copy?”
“The Mall Rats”
“The Case of the Missing Life Guard”
“The Sauna Test”
“The Battle of Starcourt”
While details about the upcoming season have been scarce we do know that it will be set in the summer of 1985 and the Starcourt Mall will play a big role in the battle between this world and the upside down so that last title seems to indicate some big action.
Check out the latest trailer for season 3 of Stranger Things below and let us know if you’re more excited for this or the final season of Game of Thrones.
With his new album Championships headed for No. 1, Meek Mill celebrates his wins in the anthemic video for the album “Intro.”
Surrounded by his Dreamchasers crew, the Philly MC sets the triumphant tone in the Kid Art-directed clip. He pours out champagne while rapping about his come-up, pays homage to fallen friends, and rides bikes. Lil Durk also makes a brief cameo.
“We finally made it out them trenches, ni**a, hallelujah,” proclaims Meek on the Phil Collins-sampled opener off Championships.
The album, which features appearances from Drake, Cardi B, and JAY-Z, is set to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with over 200,000 equivalent album units.
Ty Dolla $ign is facing over a decade behind bars after being indicted on felony drug possession charges following his September arrest.
According to TMZ, a grand jury has charged the 33-year-old singer with three counts—felony possession of cocaine, felony possession of THC, and a misdemeanor for marijuana possession. If convicted, Ty could receive up to 15 years in prison.
Ty was pulled over in the Atlanta area on Sept. 5 while he and and five other people, including Skrillex, were en route to a concert at Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood. Authorities allegedly smelled marijuana coming from the van he was driving in. Drug-sniffing dogs searched the vehicle and arrested Ty after drugs were allegedly found in a duffle bag.
“He had no drugs on his person at all,” his lawyer Drew Findling told Channel 2 Action News following the arrest. “Apparently there was a small amount of some drug found in the car, and they let five people walk away. And they let the international superstar go into custody.”
Ty was taken to Fulton County Jail before being released on $6,000 bond. A grand jury ruled to indict him on the drug charges, but decided not to pursue two misdemeanor charges for possession of drug-related objects.
President Donald Trump and his Twitter fingers have already provided plenty to mock and on Monday (Dec. 10), the former business mogul once again posted some joke fodder. In one of his usual Twitter missives in trying to keep the legal heat off his back, Trump tweeted “smocking gun” and he’s getting ferociously slandered as a result.
“‘Democrats can’t find a Smocking Gun tying the Trump campaign to Russia after James Comey’s testimony. No Smocking Gun…No Collusion.’ @FoxNews That’s because there was NO COLLUSION. So now the Dems go to a simple private transaction, wrongly call it a campaign contribution,” Trump tweeted.
He added, “which it was not (but even if it was, it is only a CIVIL CASE, like Obama’s – but it was done correctly by a lawyer and there would not even be a fine. Lawyer’s liability if he made a mistake, not me). Cohen just trying to get his sentence reduced. WITCH HUNT!”
Trump was referencing Robert Mueller’s investigation and later saying that his paying off Michael Cohen was a just a private payment, which still doesn’t signal whether or not it was on the up and up.
At any rate, Twitter has been flipping and frying President Donald Trump all morning and we’ve got the best reactions below.