Who Run the World? The Smiths

Who Run the World? The Smiths

A look at the stunts and shows from this week in Black Pop Culture

Michael Arceneaux

by Michael Arceneaux, May 30, 2013

Who Run the World? The Smiths

Jaden Smith, Willow Smith, Will Smith, Jada Pinkett-Smith, and Trey Smith

In part two of the General Hospital Wives Married To Medicine reunion, Andy Cohen asked Mariah Huq what she made of chatter that she and Quad Webb were copying Tamar Braxton. You see, between talking in third person and sounding like they have to duct tape down their genitalia down before putting on a dress, the duo do give whiffs of the loudest Braxton.

However, Mariah said in response: “Really? I think that’s absurd. I’ve been like this all my life. I’ve always been over the top, had a big personality. I think that for anyone to feel like they created talking in the third person, they’d have to be from Mars.”

Tamar then took to Twitter to write: “So...u talking about ME on "your" show?? #SHEWON I wont be talking about u on ANY of MY shows!”

More importantly, the gag is y’all both are bopping off Black gay lingo. Tried it, they did. [Love B. Scott]

In a recent interview, Eve opened up about what it’s like playing the role of stepmom to the children of her longtime boyfriend, Maximillion Cooper. The millionaire has four kids ranging from ages four to 10.

On that transition, Eve acknowledged:  “I love it now. It took a minute. I was like, ‘I’m not sure this is what I want to be my life.’ You know? But honestly, it’s been three years now and we’ve gone on vacations together, and they’re the sweetest kids.”

She added: “We talk about having kids. We talk about marriage. The kids are excited. They want a brown baby sister.” Somewhere Michael Jackson is stepping out of Heaven’s Hair Salon – where he’s likely getting his perm – to shimmy on down to “Black and White.” [Necole Bitchie]

In the latest episode of “Nasty Divorce” starring Porsha Stewart and Kordell Stewart, Kordell is responding to claims that Porsha locked her out of the home they shared by accusing her of trying to victimize herself in an effort to "make herself more marketable in the media.”

His version of events:

“KS says he texted Porsha, telling her he was changing the locks DAYS before he pulled the trigger. He claimed it was for security purposes and added, "If and when you need to get in give me a heads up." 

He says he even told his lawyer to get a list from Porsha of everything she needed to gain access to the marital home and he'd be happy to cover it. He added that she could get her belongings whenever she needed. 

Kordell also argues that Porsha is a celebrity who makes a ton of cash, but due to her own "financial negligence" finds herself strapped ... and living with her mother.”

Please watch who you marry. [TMZ]

During his interview on Oprah’s Next Chapter, Tyler Perry told his homegirl that he had an inkling that Whitney Houston was about to join Dorothy Dandridge and Aaliyah in heaven to form an afterlife version of Destiny’s Child if she couldn’t get a greater hold on her addiction

On why he tried very hard to help the fallen singer, Tyler explains: “I felt a huge responsibility for her, for Whitney, herself. From the first day we sat down in that restaurant and had a conversation where she was so open with me, I felt a responsibility to do all I could to help her . . . I sensed, like most people who deal with people who have addiction issues, they sense that there is a ‘death day’ coming.” [Crunk + Disorderly]

When in the presence of Will Smith, please don’t compare he and his kin to the Kardashian clan. In their New York magazine cover story, the interviewer noticed a visibly displeased Fresh Prince when greeted with such a comparison. After mocking the writer’s attempt at rephrasing the same question, Will offered a rebuttal.

Jaden’s daddy said: “For our family, the entire structure of our life, our home, our business relationships—the entire purpose is for everyone to be able to create in a way that makes them happy. Fame is almost an inconsequential by-product of what we’re really trying to accomplish. We are trying to put great things into the world, we’re trying to have fun, and we’re trying to become the greatest versions of ourselves in the process of doing things we love. So the idea of fame or exploitation or orchestrating the media is sometimes even less than desirable for us.” [Gossip On This

When asked about what it meant to be the second hip-hop act to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, DMC expressed disappointment over the lack of coverage from hip-hop media.

DMC said: “I was kind of disappointed in the culture of hip-hop, disappointed in MTV and Viacom because Grand Master Flash was first group to be inducted into

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