Tamar Braxton and K. Michelle went tit-for-tat on Twitter last week, and in a recent radio interview, Tamar admitted that she might’ve stoked the flame a little. Well, she acknowledged something in her defense of her behavior, but same difference. Tamar explained to Power 99’s “The Rise and Grind Morning Show” in Philly: “There is nothing going on with me and K. Michelle…I didn’t @ anybody. I really wasn’t talking about her…I was talking about the wig maker whom of which she stalked to get her wig made by the same person…and that’s fine…he makes great wigs. People have to be exposed for the lies they tell.” And people sometimes tell on themselves. Love you anyway, Tamar. [Rhymes With Snitch]
Besides reading people for filth, K. Michelle is dating Indiana Pacers player Lance Stevenson. And fancy that, she, too, had an interview with that same Power 99 morning show— only in her situation, she revealed that she and Lance met via Vine. Yes, that Vine.
K. Michelle explained: “The other guy I was dating, they were in the playoffs together. I was watching the game and it was this chocolate dude. He was just ballin’. He was just bustin’ my ex’s butt. I was like, ‘Whoa, who is that? He is fine!” I Googled him and he was already following me on Twitter, but I didn’t say nothing. I followed him back [on Twitter] but I didn’t say nothing. I figured I’d run into him, it was so crazy. I put up a Vine and was following him on Vine and he said something and one day I commented on his Vine back. Then one day in front of everybody he just gave me his phone number on Vine. I said, ‘What are you doing? Do you know my fans will call you?’ He was like, ‘I ain’t care. I was trying to get to you.’ So that was it. I let him make his move and he did. I didn’t know if we would ever talk or nothing like that and he said he had been looking at me for a while.”
Why haven’t I written a screenplay entitled “Love and Social Media” yet? [Necole Bitchie]
Beyoncé doesn’t talk about chicken as much as she used to. You know, back when she professed her life of Popeye’s Chicken, which led to her getting a lifetime free chicken-granting card from the fast food chain. However, the Queen Bey is still spending plenty racks on chicken. According to the BBC, following her headlining performance at the V Festival, the singer spent more than $2000 on 48 whole chickens, 24 tubs of coleslaw, 58 chicken wing platters and 48 portions of chips. The only thing messing was me and some Slap Ya Mama seasoning and Louisiana Hot Sauce. [BBC]
Former Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kim Zolciak is pregnant…again. Fertile Myrtle confirmed the news with E! News, saying: "I'm having twins and I couldn't be more excited. I was completely shocked. I had no idea. It was a natural conception, but twins do run in the family, so I guess I shouldn't have been surprised. I can't believe I am going to be a mom to six children. It's going to be very busy but it's a dream come true."
For Atlanta Falcons player Kroy Biermann’s sake, I hope he plays football for a very, very long time and study the Magic Johnson book of post-academic life. [E!]
While Kim’s doing swell, such is not the case for another former Atlanta housewife. Word around the Web is that Sheree Whitfield’s infamous Chateau Sheree is in foreclosure. Insert Beyoncé’s “Aww man, homie!” here. [Tamara Tattles]
Although American Idol did wonders for Nicki Minaj’s career, Kanye West has taken himself out of the running to become one of the new Idol judges. According to a source, "He didn't want to go that mainstream. He didn't want to lose any street cred. So he turned it down." This can’t be true because a man rocking a kilt and knocking up Kim Kardashian cannot possibly be worried about maintaining such a thing. Anyway, the insider said the producers have also met with the following: Will.i.am, Sean "Diddy" Combs, and Rodney Jerkins. However, they want producer and songwriter Dr. Luke. So I won’t be watching. [Us]
A judge has denied Gucci Mane’s request to be sentenced to community service over a case in which he’s accused of going upside the head of a fan with a bottle in the VIP section of an Atlanta-area club. To quote the legal troubled rapper, “Well damn.” [All Hip Hop]
A$AP Rocky isn’t tripping over Kendrick Lamar’s proclamation about being the King of New York in his highly discussed verse on Big Sean’s “Control.” Speaking with Funkmaster Flex, the Harlem-bred emcee with a penchant for the sounds of H-Town said, “I think hip-hop need this sh– man and it’s ni–as who’s pissed off just because they wasn’t mentioned and it’s just like I don’t understand how the ni–a…I’m not justifying sh–, rap is rap. The n—– didn’t say nothing about nobody mother, ni— ain’t say he wanted five minutes with nobody, he ain’t say he wanted problems, he said these is my ni—s and I’m letting y’all know it’s competition. What’s the problem? That man know I’m where he at.” [MTV Rap Fix]
After Chris Brown blamed recent health problems on the “negativity” he experienced from others, he’s apparently found a way to channel some of that stress. According to a source – who may very well likely be on acid or in need of some Popeye’s combo money – Chris has turned to Lady Jagged Little Pill for comfort. The source claims: “He tried something different: He started meditating for a minute and listened to Alanis Morissette. You know that song she got, ‘That I Would Be Good,’ he had that song on all fu**ing day and was listening to it in his headphones. [It was if] she were speaking directly to him.”
I mean, I guess it’s somewhat plausible. I sure do turn on Mary J. Blige’s My Life album whenever I’m in a down swing. Feel better, Christopher Maurice. Tell your friends to stop telling your business, though. [Hollywood Life]
In other troubled Brown news, Bobbi Kristina Brown has reportedly bailed on appearing on the upcoming season of Celebrity Big Brother – citing “online abuse” over her decision to join the UK-based reality show. You’re Whitney Houston’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina. Why were you even entertaining this offer to begin with? [Metro]