Monday, April 22, 2013

Ne-Yo Was Married....Who knew???

What's Up With Lauryn Hill? Tax Evasion...Eviction....Threats?

If you've been hearing rumors that Lauryn might be going to jail because of tax evasion then you've heard right. If fact she goes to court for her sentencing TODAY (mon april 22,2013)! They say (reports have it that) she owes the IRS 1.8 million dollars. During her hearing, the 37 year old singer pled guilty to three counts of tax fraud, stating that she intentionally failed to file taxes in 05,06 & 07. Huff Post reports that if she's found guilty today in court she faces up to a year in prison and up to $100.000 in fines FOR EACH COUNT! 

Now remember, she already pled guilty. But she did ask the judge to take into consideration her reason for not paying. What was her reason you ask? Well this is what she said on her tumblr account last year: 
"Over-commercialization and its resulting restrictions and limitations can be very damaging and distorting to the inherent nature of the individual. I did not deliberately abandon my fans, nor did I deliberately abandon any responsibilities, but I did however put my safety, health and freedom and the freedom, safety and health of my family first over all other material concerns! I also embraced my right to resist a system intentionally opposing my right to whole and integral survival."

She also stated in closing:
"My intention has always been to get this situation rectified. When I was working consistently without being affected by the interferences mentioned above, I filed and paid my taxes. This only stopped when it was necessary to withdraw from society, in order to guarantee the safety and well-being of myself and my family."
Lauryn also talked about how she has rejected pop culture's "climate of hostility, false entitlement, manipulation, racial prejudice, sexism and ageism." When Lauryn filed her court documents she simply stated that her reasons for failing to pay taxes was because she "withdrew from society, in order to guarantee the safety and well-being of myself and my family." She never said what kind of threats she'd been getting nor from whom. She asking for probation instead of jail time, stating that it would be much easier for her to pay her debt if she wasn't locked up behind bars.

On top of all this mess, TMZ reports that Lauryn's landlord has recently filed suit for her failure to pay rent and he is evicting her. She's been renting the South Orange, NJ mansion since 2009. If nothing else we will see how everything turns out today after she sees the judge about this tax evasion matter. Be on the look out for the update.
In the mean time, let's go back and remember when things were a little bit more simpler for Miss hill and her career.... Taking a line from one of her own songs, I say to Lauryn...."It could all be so simple, but you'd rather make it hard...."

Good luck Lauryn, I still have your back! Pay those bills though girl, save yourself all the drama!

Magic Speaks Out About his Son being Homosexual, Athletes Coming Out and How Important it is to Support Them.

Recently TMZ had a sit down interview with Magic Johnson about his son EJ. It was weeks ago that TMZ cameras caught up with EJ while he was out and about with one of his friends. That was the day he outed himself to the world. It was a day of emancipation for EJ because after that day he could TRULY do what his father told him...."Just Be yourself."

Magic Speaks out on Athletes coming out and how important it is to support them...

TRULY a man that loves his son!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Rihanna and Mikky Ekko tore this song UP!! [Video Inside]

STAY By Rihanna f/ Mikki Ekko

This Song, This Song, this song.....smh I love it.

Fantasia Barrino New Single 'Without Me' f/Kelly Rowland & Missy Elliott [Song Inside]

It's been about 9-10 yrs since Miss Fantasia Barrino was first introduced to the world as an American Idol. Since then we've watched as she went through learning how to read, crazy relationships, an attempted suicide and even a second child. Lord knows she been through trials, but she made it through it all and came out even better than she was, STILL committed to her music, her God AND her fans. In a recent interview on Fox News South Carolina Fantasia said that people sometimes ask her if she'd change anything that she's done. Her response was no. She said she probably wouldn't do some of those things again, but she wouldn't change anything, because those things are what make her who she is....those things are her testimony. She also said that "there are a lot of things said out there, but this is coming from MY mouth. You don't have to hear it from anyone else. It's coming from ME, and it's on that CD. Everything that I thought, everything that I felt, I wrote it."

On April 23rd, Fantasia will grace us with yet another album titled 'Side Effects Of You'. She wrote most of the tracks on this album or at least had a hand in the writing. The first single released is called "Lose To Win". The second single (just released) titled 'Without Me', features Kelly Rowland & Missy Elliot. Take a listen....

You can find Fantasia on the April cover of Sister2Sister Magazine and the full story of where she is now with the whole Antwaun Cook scandal. And for the record, in case you were wondering she and he are no longer together. She's free and single right now and she's right where she needs to be.
Here's another little tid bit you'll read in that Sister2Sister article.... Fantasia says she's done crying over and worrying about the promotion of OTHER American Idol winners in comparison to the treatment that she's gotten over the years. She says: 

"I used to get angry and get upset but now I don't even put my feelings into that because that's where I messed up, coming into this game with feelings. Because this game don't care about your feelings. I say God bless them. I'm going to stay over here in my lane."

You can watch Fantasia perform Lose to Win on American Idol on Thursday Night April 18th. She'll also be appearing on The View & Good Morning America....and be looking out for a tour around the end of the summer. She back ladies and Gentlemen! Tougher, Stronger and Better!!

"Never let anyone stand in the way of your destiny. Always fight for what you want and stand for it."
~Fantasia  Barrino