In response to Chuck Smith’s claims that she (and others – including her costars) was nothing more than a groupie to him, Kandi Burruss is speaking out. In an interview with Big Tigger, Kandi professes she’s very much capable of differentiating the difference between a relationship and friends with benefits.




She explained: "I’m very grown. I know what that is and I know what a relationship is and we definitely were in a relationship. He introduced me as his girlfriend. I had keys to his crib. He was hanging out with my mom, I was hanging out with his parents. It wasn’t no little fly by night thing so you can imagine how I felt when I was sitting there watching [him say] that.”

Kandi also admitted to a fan on Twitter that TLC’s “Girl Talk” was about him. You remember that song, right? It was the one about having sex with men with small penises. Yes, TLC referenced that a couple of times, but this one…all about Chuck allegedly.

In related news, there are rumors that the production team behind The Real Housewives of Atlanta had to edit out portions of Chuck Smith’s commentary on the show. It appears that he also claimed to have had relations with T-Boz and Tamar Braxton. Regardless as to whether or not he is telling the truth, all this proves is that Chuck Smith is a jackass and that his wife needs to tell his husband to stop talking about his sex life over the past two decades that didn’t involve her. [Funky Dineva]

There are some people who know how to be quiet, though. Out of respect for Dwyane Wade (and a clear indication that they would like a three-peat), Miami Heat players have reportedly made a pact not to talk about D. Wade’s wayward penis and the children it creates with women not named Gabrielle Union. A source has said everyone is “quiet as a mouse” when it comes to the story of how D. Wade became a father recently. I’m so touched. [Rhymes With Snitch]

A group of seven anonymous programmers thought it’d be a great idea to launch Coinye, a virtual currency made in the image of Kanye West. So, ‘Ye disagrees and has since issued a cease-and-desist letter, arguing that the currency is trademark infringement. And yet, they’re all trying to hop around that and go ahead and use his name. Speaking to the Wall Street Journal, one of the coders said, “We want to release this to the public before the man can try to crush it. They’ll still come after us, but that’s OK.” [Wall Street Journal]




Eagles linebacker Mychal Kendricks, has responded to Rihanna listing him as her man crush Money on Instagram. When asked about how his teammates felt, Kendricks said, “Some of the guys told me about it. They were busting my chops a little.” Does he want to meet Rihanna? “I don’t want to talk about this, y’all,” he said…with a smile. [Jocks + Stiletto Jill]

In response to reports that he was charged for battery, false imprisonment, and making terroristic threats against his own son, Young Jeezy has released the following statement: “Jay Jenkins, better known as rapper Young Jeezy, was recently made aware of charges in Atlanta, Georgia. Contrary to reports, Mr. Jenkins presented himself to address these charges. We have no doubt this matter will resolve itself appropriately. At this moment, Mr. Jenkins is thankful for the support of his fans and the respect for his family’s privacy.” [Miss Info]

Since Damon Dash and Jay Z split, one has obviously done better than the other. Still, Dame’s not mad—nor does he fill at all entitled to any of Jay-Z’s post Roc-A-Fella riches.

Speaking with Details, Dame said: “I'm not counting that man's money. 'No one's taken anything from me. It's like saying, ‘I used to mess with a girl, and before I used to mess with her, she was mediocre. But because she started messing with me, I taught her things. I dressed her, and then I taught her how to have a career.’ Does that mean after we break up I'm still supposed to be able to get some ass? [He laughs at his crass analogy.] Like, I don't feel entitled to that pu**y. You understand what I'm saying? I don't feel entitled to nothing he's got.'" [Complex]

As Dennis Rodman continues his odd public friendship fascination with the ruthless dictator, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, he lost his cool and lashed out during a CNN satellite interview. When reporter Chris Cuomo asked if he’d take an opportunity to talk to Jong Un about Kenneth Bae, the American soldier who was captured and sentenced to 15 years of hard labor, Rodman got loud.

Part of Rodman’s rant: “I don’t give a rat’s ass what the hell you think. I’m saying to you. Look at these guys. They came here! Ain’t no shield! People around the world…You are the guy behind the mic right now […] We are the guys who have to go back to America and take the abuse […] One day, this door is going to open because these 10 guys here all of us – everybody here – if we could just open the door just a little bit for people to come here and do one thing.”

Although Dennis Rodman is as much a diplomat as an oil spill is cleaning up the environment, I don’t blame Cuomo one bit for asking the question. Now if Rodman has a problem with that, there’s one solution: Be careful who you buddy up with. [Concrete Loop]

Oh, he later apologized and said he was drunk. [NY Mag]

Tamika Fuller, aka the woman Ludacris just had a baby with, is tired of some of your cousins talking about her as if they know her life. Fed up with rumors that she’s a stripper  or simply trying to extort money out of the rapper via a baby, she took to social media to address the gossip.

Tamika wrote:

“It saddens me that it has come to this. I did not file on him. Nor would I ever try to attempt to extort my child’s fathers. Ive never asked him to buy me a car. I had engine trouble. I asked to borrow one of his during my pregnancy so that I could continue 2 get 2 work. I have never been a stripper. I did waitress there in my past. I have since moved on from that. Some of the best people I know are dancers.

She has yet to meet her father and it’s unfortunate because I would never keep him from seeing her. Let’s not lose focus that an innocent child is involved and her best interests come before any of all of this foolishness. In spite of all that has already happened I just ask that the negativity stop towards him and I. We have a child to co parent. Be blessed.” [Necole Bitchie]

12 Years A Slave Director Steve McQueen was reportedly heckled at the 69th annual New York Film Critics Circle Awards by film critic Armond White, According to Variety, White told McQueen: “You’re an embarrassing doorman and garbage man. F— you. Kiss my ass.”

He’s since denied the story and offered his own account of what happened to the Hollywood Reporter: “Did I make sotto voce comments to entertain my five guests? Sure, but nothing intended for others to hear and none correctly ‘reported.’ I don't even know what it means to call Steve McQueen a ‘garbage man’ or ‘doorman’ even though the racist implications are obvious. None of this makes sense which is what happens when online journalism reports a malicious lie.”

Considering that White (who is Black, btw) called the movie "torture porn," it's not terribly surprising to hear he would say such things. What a charmer, that guy.  [Hollywood Reporter]

Michael Arceneaux is from the land of Beyoncé, but now lives in the city of Master Splinters. Follow him at @youngsinick.