Written by Crissle | @Crissles
I showed up at Bagatelle last night to cover Nas‘ album release party for ‘Life Is Good’ on behalf of Crunk + Disorderly prepared for only one thing – unlimited Moët. As an Oklahoma girl who just relocated to New York City six weeks ago, I’ve never been to an industry party and the biggest celebrity I’ve ever been within ten feet of is Toby Keith. So I decided to go with an open mind, a fully charged phone, and a two drink maximum just to keep it classy.
I arrived exactly at 10:00, made it inside by 10:30, and was half-drunk by 10:45. Girls dressed like Kardashians stood at the entrance, smiling and holding trays of miniature bottles of Moët. Two drink maximum? Whoops. Yes I sure will take one, thank you miss. And yes I sure will take another. Y’all are so sweet.
Waiters buzzed around the room offering appetizers I’ve never seen before, but since I didn’t want to drink on an empty stomach (and rarely turn down a snack) I ate them anyway.
Everyone there seemed to know each other but people were surprisingly friendly, breaking into big smiles when I told them I was present on behalf of Crunk + Disorderly. “Really?” said one girl, motioning to her friend. “I love that blog!” I smiled and kept drinking.
Only DJ Clue can solve this.
On Friday night, Busta Rhymes and Charlamagne Tha God of Power 105.1′s Breakfast Club traded verbal barbs while attending the SRC Records Pre-BET Awards Celebration honoring singer Melanie Fiona inside Hollywood eatery Nobu. If a picture is worth a 1,000 words what does this one say to you?
According to Vlad.com, the exchange was over negative comments that Wendy Williams said about Busta Rhymes years ago — before Charlamagne began his tenure as Wendy’s sidekick. Yeah, I’m not understanding that one either. This evening, I reached out to Charlamagne to weigh in on what partygoers witnessed last night:
Los Angeles Lakers baller and spokesman for “uh oh” babies across the globe Ron Artest rocked the mic at Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins BET Weekend Kick Off event on Thursday night.
After giving mom a kiss good night and gassing up the minivan, Sonja Norwood’s kids scooped up Shorty Mack and Lil’ Al B. Sure before hightailing it over to West Hollywood to join in on the fun and free publicity. Adult supervision was provided by Busta Rhymes and former First Lady Diamond. Party of the effin’ summer, people.
The age / relevancy debate in hip-hop isn’t going to come to a cease any time soon. At Saturday night’s 2009 BET Hip-Hop Awards Ice Cube encouraged rappers to continue to rhyme as long as they had a tongue.
But he ain’t say shit about staying on the scene looking like the cat old enough to be your “young” uncle down at Splashy Saturdays. If you rock an outfit similar to this one please have your tricking references prepared and ready for review.
You know he thought he was dressed to kill, too.
The last time I dedicated a post to Al Reynolds and his sweetened tea it wasn’t anything really worth talking about. Bad brown beard on deck? Check. Outstanding tang game? Double check.
But this time is totally different. To quote Busta Rhymes on the “Ante Up” remix this shit here feels like an whole entire world collapse, muthafuckas. Get you a piece and two side orders, whore!
I’ve got some good news and I’ve got some bad news. First the bad. Production is down in the wig crypt 47% this quarter due to the recession. Now the good. Kizzy, Beyaki, and Shug Avery have some extra itme to spend with each other now. Aww! It’s just like the video for “Girl” and shit.
The lovely ladies hooked up at Kizzy’s Surprise 28th Birthday Party on Tuesday night in Hollywood. Cousin Angie B!, La La Vasquez, Forest Whitaker, Busta Rhymes, Columbus Short, and a host of others came out to celebrate with Kiz.
I hope all my fellow fuckery enthusiast had a wonderful weekend and all that good shit. Now on to the meat and potatoes.
I will not comment on the following gossip item but rather insert several side-eyes where I see necessary.
THE hottest after-hours party in Hollywood isn’t at a club – it’s at Eddie Murphy’s Beverly Hills bachelor pad. One source said, “Eddie has taken the after-hours party up a notch since he’s been single. Murphy and Johnny Gil [who lives in the sprawling manse's guesthouse - - side-eye] have been holding bowling tournaments in the house’s bowling alley almost every weekend. He even hired DJ Ruckus to spin one party.” Guests have included Busta Rhymes, [side-eye] Bobby Brown and Dallas Austin. “When Bobby was there, they messed with him and kept playing songs by [Brown's ex] Whitney Houston.” A rep for Murphy didn’t return e-mails. [source]
We all kno that Bobby Brown is always looking for a place to lay his naps but Busta, what it is right now? If you believed Terrence Dean when he “outted” Mr. Rhymes in his book then you are probably not surprised one bit.
Did Miss Honay do your make-up girl? Jesus snatch away the kit-n-kaboodle and never give it back.
A lawyer for Bishop Thomas W. Weeks III says that ex-wife Juanita Bynum was in contempt of a divorce consent order in which she promised to pay her husband’s $40,000 attorney fees, relinquish the title of an SUV and pick up furniture of hers. The popular televangelist was threatened with jail time or a fine Monday in a court document alleging that she failed to live up to the terms of her divorce settlement.
“She owed $10,000 on July 8,” said Randy Kessler, Atlanta lawyer for Weeks. “We gave her a month to bring it current. She hasn’t done that.”
Kessler said the $10,000 was to be the first of four installments toward the $40,000. He said Bynum also did not transfer the title of the couple’s 2004 Land Rover to Weeks or make arrangements to pick up her belongings, which include a harp, a sculpture of a woman and other sentimental antiques she collected seven years ago. Continue reading