Before wigs rolled on VH1′s ‘Love & Hip Hop’, the true tale of its namesake was the love triangle between late rapper Biggie Smalls, his wife/R&B singer Faith Evans, and rapstress Lil’ Kim.
Indeed, the topic of many-a-rumor and tune, the trio’s trials topped many a headline during its tenure – a tenure that extended long beyond Smalls’ 1997 murder.
Dishing with Wendy Williams on Tuesday, Evans talked in detail about her late husband’s murder as well as her relationship with the Queen Bee. Looking to lay the longstanding rivalry to rest, click below to find out what the ‘Soon As I Get Home’ hitmaker had to say:
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Our culture is collectively becoming more stylized, making substance a thing of the past. As image drives the culture, often filling media with airbrushed or digitally altered representations of “beautiful”, the standard of beauty has never been more sought. An anomaly indeed given that statistics have proven most of the people subscribing to those very standards oft do not meet them.
That Grape Juice caught up with soulful songbird Faith Evans recently on the Los Angeles set of her new video ‘Tears of Joy’.
The R&B royal has been enjoying a resurgence of sorts following the success of TV One’s hit reality series R&B Divas. A savvy business woman, Evans is using the medium to remind the masses of her unquestionable (yet oft underrated) talent by releasing an album of the same name tomorrow.
Hit ‘PLAY’ above to watch Ms. Evans dish on both the show and album, Whitney Houston, and much more!
With R&B on the rebound, ‘Soon As I Get Home’ hitmaker Faith Evans is looking to soon see her name at the forefront of the movement with the charity album ‘R&B Divas’.
Assembling an assortment of songstresses for the TVOne record-breaking reality show and its accompanying album (Syleena Johnson, Keke Wyatt, Nicci Gilbert of Brownstone, Monifah), the powerhouse fivesome will each lend their voices to the project as its proceeds will directly benefit the Whitney Houston Academy of Creative and Performing Arts.
Guesting fellow R&B heavy hitters Fantasia & Kelly Price, see the girl power collective and its tracklist below:
Monday, August 20th is set to see the debut of TV One‘s highly anticipated reality series ‘R&B Divas’ featuring Faith Evans, Syleena Johnson, Nicci Gilbert, KekeWyatt, and Monifah.
While you’ve already been teased with the trailers, now you can get into the full unveiling of the show’s theme song. Featuring soaring vocals from each of the show’s starlets, fall in love with ‘Lovin Me’ below:
Gospel/R&B star Michelle Williams was just one of many on hand at the Los Angeles Orpheum Theatre this weekend to behold the annual praise-fest that is BET Celebration of Gospel. Also seeing names like Kirk Franklin, Yolanda Adams, Marvin Sapp, Faith Evans, Kelly Price, and Ledisi on the guest list, the Steve Harvey hosted affair is due for airing on BET on April 1st at 8pm.
While fans ready themselves for the hand clapping praise session, this year’s festivities will include tributes to Mahalia Jackson (featuring Glee‘s Amber Riley) and Whitney Houston for their outstanding contributions to the genre.
Until April 1, see some shots from the show’s red carpet below (via Essence):