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Tamar Braxton Confirms New Album / Addresses Alleged Beef With Monica & Toya Wright


After a rocky mid-2016, the latter half of the year sees Grammy-nominated R&B beauty Tamar Braxton with much to smile about.

For, not only is she preparing for the fall 2017 kickoff of her very own talk show (read more on that here), but she also confirms a new album – the follow-up to 2015’s critically acclaimed ‘Calling All Lovers’ – is due “soon.”   But, before fans get a taste of anything new from the ‘Love & War’ singer, she is waging war against “the blogs” for producing less-than-flattering stories about her personal life – including news on an alleged domestic violence dispute with husband Vincent Herbert, alleged ongoing beef with former talk show home ‘The Real,’ and more.

Also taking a minute to address rumors that she is feuding with fellow R&B singer Monica and longtime friend Toya Wright for their appearances on ‘The Real,’ tuck in to read her lengthy statement:


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Monica Speaks On Alleged Beef With Brandy: ‘I’m Not Bothered’

Singer Weighs In On Perceived Shade From ‘Full Moon’ Maestra


Monica has continued reason to smile (all the way to the bank) after the net was swept by the #SoGoneChallenge – a viral challenge ignited by Chance the Rapper that saw hundreds of social media users spitting their best rhymes over the singer’s 2003 R&B hit ‘So Gone.’

The feat not only reignited interest in the tune, helping its recent sales increase over 400 percent, but also saw some of that interest spill over into increased sales of the tune’s parent album, ‘After the Storm.’  But, as many celebrated renewed interest in the Missy Elliott-produced, one – namely Mo’s longtime reported “frienemy”/‘Boy is Mine’ co-star Brandy – was allegedly not aboard the celebratory train.

Bran did little to cool the rumors when she quickly dismissed a fan’s invitation to record her own freestyle over the ‘So Gone’ beat.  When quizzed on her thought’s about Brandy’s seemingly salty response, Monica took to ‘The Real’ to say:


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Monica & Missy Elliott’s #SoGoneChallenge Storms The Net


On April 8th 2003, Monica released ‘So Gone’ to aid the effort that was her LP ‘After the Storm.’

Penned by Missy Elliott and Spike & Jamahl, the jam saw the ‘Angel of Mine’ chanteuse find fresh chart glory following the chart-scorching single that was ‘The Boy is Mine’ when ‘Gone’ peaked at #10 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Today, over thirteen years later, a new generation of music lovers have taken to the net to express their admiration for the R&B effort by creating the ‘So Gone Challenge.’

In it, said fans take on the number’s rap section with their own lyrics inspired by life, love and ‘Miss Thang’ herself.

Their submissions are pretty awesome.

Check a few out below…


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Monica Defends Nicki Minaj After Rapper Hit With Lawsuit By Ex-Boyfriend

Singer Weighs In On Ongoing Beef Between the Rappers

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Never one to mince words, Grammy-winning R&B diva Monica was spotted on CBS’s ‘The Talk’ recently weighing in on a number of hot topics – including the ongoing beef of ex-hip hop lovers Nicki Minaj and Safaree Samuels.

Keeping it all the way real, the songstress spoke favorably of her relationship with Minaj and shared some insight regarding the Grammy-nominated rapstress’s thoughts after recent news she’s being sued by Samuels for ’emotional distress.’

Hear her words below:


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Performances: BET’s ‘Black Girls Rock’ 2016 *Updated*


Tonight marked the return of BET’s highly anticipated ode to women of color ‘Black Girls Rock.’

Much like its ‘BET Honors’ counterpart, the event enlists some of music’s best and brightest performers to serenade and shine light on women of color who have made impacts on and in their respective personal and professional communities.

Airing moments ago, the Tracee Ellis Ross hosted showing honored R&B legend Gladys Knight, Grammy-winning hitmaker Rihanna, and so many more.

Tuck in below to see the highlights from one of entertainment’s biggest nights:


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Hot Shots: Rihanna, Kelly Rowland, Monica & More Slay ‘BET Black Girls Rock’ Red Carpet

Annual Show Airs April 5th On BET


Last night saw the stars align for the 2016 BET Black Girls Rock special.

The annual event celebrates the achievements of women of color in the entertainment, literary, and philanthropical fields.

One of the most notable honorees was Rihanna, who was presented with the Rockstar Award.

Kelly Rowland was also in the house at the event, which took place at the New Jersey Performance Center. Beyond introducing Gladys Knight, Ms. Kelly engaged in smart synchronisation. For, her new talent search ‘Chasing Destiny’ kicks off immediately following the show’s April 5th broadcast on BET.


Flip the hood to see more pics of Rih, Kelly, Monica, and more…


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Hot Shots: Beyonce & Monica Pose It Up At The White House


Two of R&B’s most enduring divas, Beyonce and Monica, were all smiles together earlier today.

As reported, the annual Easter Egg Roll took place at The White House and welcomed an array of major names and their families.

Queen Bey was one of those who attended with her clan, but made sure to pose it up longtime comrade Mo and her adorable fam.

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