Just when I thought the Alicia Keys-Swizz Beatz-Mashonda love gate was coming to a close, I find out it’s not over, yet; one person hasn’t had her say about the situation, and that’s Mashonda. You know, I’m a little biased (ok a lot biased) and this is probably a Team Mashonda blog. So naturally I had to post her last words on the matter before we bring this drama to a close. So here it is, in her own words, a special two part interview with VIBE.
PART One: This interview is open and deep, I’m not going to lie y’all. She talks about Swizz Beatz prior affairs, and a miscarriage. This is a must read!!! Anything you ever wanted to know she tells…
I know it was very important for you to sit down with Alicia if she was going to be around your son. Safe to assume that happened?
When I wrote her that Twitter letter everybody wanted to say things like ‘Oh, what do you need to meet her for? It’s not her problem, it’s Swizz’s.” I’m like, ‘You have a kid, go through what I went through and then talk to me.’ I’m not having my son around anybody I don’t know. I don’t give a shit who you are and how much money you have and what management he’s going to be under when he visits you. I need to see you and I need you to see how serious I am about him. And that’s what happened. We had to sit down, and I told her how I felt. I didn’t mention anything else, it was all about my son and it was fine after that. I’m not going sit and talk to [them] about what happened between the three of us. This is about my son.
When did this meeting finally take place?
It took a good year and a half. I think that only happened in March.
How was Alicia’s demeanor?
She just listened.
This all sounds like a really awkward gathering…
It wasn’t awkward; I wouldn’t have done it if I wasn’t ready. I said what I had to say as a mom. It was a whole sit down dinner. So you know how intimate that is. There are certain things we have to do as women in order to move forward.
Very true, have you received an apology from either one of them yet?
I’ve been hearing mix reviews about Janet Jackson’s “come back” and some think she should throw in the towel. But Janet Jackson is still fierce at her age and still has what it takes to make it in the business. Janet is on the August cover of Essence Magazine and here’s a little of what she had to say:
There comes a time when you don’t give an F what people say or think. You just do your thing because it’s finally about you and not in a selfish way but in a great way.
Janet also talks about her weight issues (and her new book on the topic) and how she had to deal with it at a very young age during Good Times. Janet explains how she cope with the death of her brother and how she’s in a great place now. The latest issue of Essence Magazine is on the stands now.
Singer Kelly Rowland opens up about her plastic surgery experience to BBC Radio One. Although she initially wanted a breast augmentation at the age of 17, she waited 10 years before making her final decision. Kelly Rowland wasn’t greedy, she simply moved from an A-cup to a B-cup. When asked if she would have plastic surgery again, Kelly Rowland said, “Yes,” however, she does have limits. Rowland says Botox is definitely, not in her future:
Check out what Kelly Rowland has to say about her plastic surgery experience, and guess what procedure she may be considering in the future…
Umm, yes to this photo shoot. Check out Brandy looking too fabulous in the July/August 2010 issue of 106 Grams Magazine …ok Brandy, don’t hurt ‘em!
Check out 8+ photos of Brandy in an 8 page spread in 106 Grams…
Thanks to Vibe, we get to spend a day in the life of Mashonda, the ex-wife of Swizz Beatz. In all the controversy, it will be nice to focus on the positive things Mashonda is doing with her life, since moving on from a very public divorce. Mashonda allowed Vibe cameras to follow her on the 4th of July as she and her son Kasseem Jr., traveled to the Hamptons. This woman is so cute to me, although something is different about her, but in a good way.
[8:30 am: Rise and shine, read bible, check emails (interesting )]
[9:45 am: Step out of bed, getting ready for my day. Time for yoga and meditation]
Prince talks openly about his religion to the Daily Mirror. The pop star discusses his belief in angels, his promise to his dying mother, and knocking on doors to save souls.
When quizzed about his faith in an interview with the Daily Mirror newspaper, he said: “There are good angels and bad angels.”
Prince – whose conversion to Jehovah’s Witnesses was his mother Mattie Shaw’s dying wish – goes out door-to-door to spread the word about his faith and try and get others to convert.
Although most people are surprised to have a pop superstar call at their house to talk about God, Prince insists most individuals are “cool” with him.
He explained: “Sometime people act surprised when I’m at their house, but mostly they’re cool about it.”
Admitting he sometimes disguises himself, he added: “My hair is capable of doing a lot of different things. I don’t always look like Prince.”