Sunday, November 11, 2007


Darius McCrary's outlook on who Karrine really is as a person really baffles me. What's scary is the fact that after I read his interview, I couldn't decide who was more off their rocker: him or her. Dude contradicted himself so many times that I was thisclose to calling my doctor to check to see if I'd unknowingly been suffering from constipation of the brain. What I can't seem to understand is how can a woman, who you claim to be well-balanced, sexually accommodating as well as someone who can easily be turned from a whore to a housewife and is really a sweet, caring. can also be the same woman who you also claim to be is 'arrogant,' 'controlling,' 'conniving,' and 'cold hearted' and 'selfish.' Those are his words...not mine.

Come on, dude, I mean, really! Which is it? Check out the excerpts from Darius's Sister 2 Sister interview.
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DARIUS ON THAT FALSE MARRIAGE ANNOUNCEMENT: 'I was playing around with Karrine. It was serious. It was a videotape that we did and I had thrown an event for the ESPY's. Karrine and I were joking around on tape. And I did a little thing for Karrine's website. Giving her a foot massage...and this older lady came by and she said, 'oh my God!, you are so lucky.' And Karrine said, 'Lucky, this is my husband.' And that's how this whole marriage thing got blown out of proportion. That's where it started. Then she bought me a beautiful ring! Seriously, I mean a beautiful ring! I accepted the ring--and I never asked for that because I'm not a materialistic person. She bought it and so I was like, 'Alright, cool, thank you.' And we were wearing rings, and I one point, I really did think maybe his could be a cool situation. So we had talked about marriage, and we discussed it, but as far as us making an announcement, that wasn't the plan. I actually had been caught up in Karrine's web, and I'd been at her house for the past three months. I couldn't go back to Shakiri...'

DARIUS ON HOW THAT 'MARRIAGE' ANNOUNCEMENT RUINED/ENDED HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH SHAKIRI HIGHTOWER: 'When my ex saw that, she was really, really pissed about it. She said it was embarrassing. Shakiri decided she couldn't deal with me--and Shakiri has two kids. What Shakiri was saying was, 'I can't have my kids looking up on the Internet and seeing you with Superhead.' And she was really not happy about it. I was like, 'Okay, give me a chance to straighten it out.' And she was like, 'I don't know.' And see this is the thing: Shakiri was married to Keyshawn Johnson. They were in a ridiculous child custody battle and that would've looked really bad on her. So we agreed, and I bowed out gracefully. We're still very good friends. And I really love Shakiri.'

DARIUS ON KARRINE'S CONTROLLING & CONNIVING WAYS: 'Karrine is a cool person. She's the kind of person you can sit up and talk to. Honestly, I think that's why a lot of dudes end up becoming her prey later on. Cause the minute you do something that she doesn't like, then your business is in the streets and then she's gonna put you on the Internet sleeping on her couch or she's gonna say some things. Karrine is like a child: When she don't get her way--and this is what I've seen firsthand--things get ugly. But I'm gonna tell you what I did, for real. I just fed her a bunch of bullshit.

Because her thing is, she can't have no man leaving her because it makes her look like she's not the 'video vixen' no more. And Karrine will do anything to keep her image. That was part of the reason why I decided to leave, because some of the things she said about me on the radio. There's a lot of things that I could say about Karrine that wouldn't make her look good. But I'm thinking about the type of person I am. And the way I was raised. The one thing I will say about Karrine that is negative that I can put out there--she admits to this--that she is a very controlling woman, and I can't be controlled. Karrine is the type of broad that, she don't want nobody telling her nothing. You almost have to kinda walk on eggshells when you're dealing with her, and I ain't no punk up in here!'

DARIUS ON KARRINE'S SELFISH WAYS: 'This is my problem with Karrine. Whenever I do something, I think about how it would affect her. She's not cognizant at all--when she says these things and does these things, like how is this gonna affect Darius? Her main thing is, 'I gotta sell books. I'mma deal with you right now because wow, you're more popular than I thought you were.' That's how she thinks. So its like one minute it's all about me and then the next minute it's Lil Wayne. And I will say this: She is really clever concerning the way she works the media.'

After the jump, find out what in-one-ear-and-out-the-other advice Bobby Brown gave to Darius that he didn't take heed to, as well as Darius' reasons as to why Karrine would make the perfect ho-turned-into-housewife and more.

DARIUS ON THE WARNING/ADVICE BOBBY BROWN GAVE TO HIM ABOUT KARRINE'S SHEISTY WAYS: 'Karrine and I, when we first started hanging out, Bobby pulled me to the side. We were at the George Clooney show. And Bobby pulled me to the side and he said, 'D, get away from that girl.' And seriously, it wasn't because Bobby was jealous 'cause Bobby has always been like a big brother to me. He was like, 'Dude, she gonna bit you, dude. And it's just a matter of time, dude.' You never know what's gonna come out of her mouth. There might be some things that you say in private, and she won't put you out there but she'll make light of it. For instance, she didn't realize how bad she hurt Bobby, putting that man on that couch like that on videotape. At the time the man was going through a divorce, a custody battle, he had financial issues, you know what I'm saying? That really hurt him.'

DARIUS ON WHY KARRINE CAN BE TRANSFORMED FROM A HO TO A HOUSEWIFE: 'Karrine's not a passive girl. She's a sweetheart. She is. But she's very aggressive when it comes to her business. So she's a balanced woman. And she keeps a clean house. She keeps an incredibly clean house. Everything is in order. Her son is very well-mannered. He's a really, really fine young man. Karrine is outside of all the bullshit that people hype up about the whole 'Superhead' thing. She really is a cool chick to kick it with. She can cook. A couple of nights I was out, and I'd come back. And when I came in dinner was waiting on me; she's seriously a homemaker. She's very accommodating. Whatever arouses a man, she'll figure it out. She'll find it and she'll master that. If you're into watching dirty movies, you can sit up and watch dirty movies with her. If you're gonna turn a ho into a housewife, that's the one to get.'

DARIUS ON KARRINE'S 'MEN ROSTER': 'She was messing around with Lil Wayne and a couple of other little miscellaneous dudes that really weren't important to me. When Karrine and I started kicking it, and we weren't even messing around, and she had this roster. And she'll attest to this: it's five dudes on a roster. She had one through five. The top two were the dudes she messed with the most; three, four and five only received text messages. And then I told her I ain't gonna be on the roster. I don't wanna see my name on that board. So then she was like, 'alright.' So what she did was, she wrote my name above one-two-three-four-five, and she was like, 'There's no one above you.' I was like, 'That's cute, but I don't want my name on no board.' So she erased the whole board. So she was trying to figure out how to ease her way out of those other situations. But in the meantime, she didn't care about my situation, you know? She didn't care about hurting Shakiri--nobody else's feelings.

And on the real, what I really saw was somebody who was used to being arrogant and coldhearted trying--or making the best attempt at being sincere.'

DARIUS ON HIS 'LOVE' FOR KARRINE: 'I was not in love with her. I was having a good time; I was having fun. We were friends having fun. I love her very much. But I love her in a different way. It's not a thing of like it's sappy, syrupy, lovey-dovey thing. She's an individual I care for very, very much. And she is the type of person who, like I said, you could marry; you could be with. My main thing with her is that she talks too much...I know if she talks as much to me as she has about other people's business, even if she didn't gossip, whenever she's in a relationship, if she's had 100 men, there are 100 men that know each other's business.'



RealGossip 101 would like to extend condolences to rapper Kanye West and his family after the sudden and untimely death of his mother, Dr. Donda West. I first read about her passing around 4 or 5am this morning on a messageboard. At the time, the original poster posted vague details suggesting Mrs. West died after her body rejected medication she had taken after having a cosmetic plastic surgery (allegedly a tummy tuck and breast augmentation/implants) procedure done recently. Of course, with no story or link to back up his/her claim, we all dismissed it as another 'this story ain't funny one damn bit' hoax. That being said, I was truly surprised to learn that Kanye's mother did indeed pass away late last night in Los Angeles. She was 58-years-old. The official cause of death has yet to be released.

Now, everyone knows how close their mother-son relationship was. Some would even say Kanye (who was his mother's only child) is the founder and CEO of the 'Mama's Boy Club', respectively. I remember reading an excerpt from Kanye's interview in Essence magazine's Mother's Day 2006 issue. He said, 'I don’t want to offend all the other parents, but I’ll put you up against anybody else’s mom. I definitely have the best.” So, what really pulled at my heartstrings was the fact that Kanye had to hear of his mother untimely passing while he was in London. I'm pretty sure the flight to Los Angeles had to be one of the longest flights in his well as the holiday season.

May she rest in peace.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Donda West, mother of Kanye West and former chairwoman of Chicago State University's English department, has died, a spokesman for the rapper said. She was 58. Donda West died Saturday night in Los Angeles, said the spokesman, who asked for anonymity because not all family members had been notified. "The family respectfully asks for privacy during this time of grief," the spokesman said. A cause of death has not been released. Donda West was known for the strong bond she shared with her son, by whose side she was often seen at parties and award shows. Kanye West, 30, often spoke of his close relationship with his mother, who raised him alone after her husband left when Kanye was 3. She was the inspiration for the song, "Hey Mama," on Kanye West's 2005 album Late Registration, in which he sings: "Hey Mama, I wanna scream so loud for you, cuz I'm so proud of you ... I appreciate what you allowed for me. I just want you to be proud of me."



Rozonda 'Chilli' Thomas: She's a doting mommy, a dancer, an actress, a singer, one-third of the Grammy-award winning greatest female R&B group in history and she was listed on People magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People list twice. Now the 'sexy' component of TLC can add 'business owner' and 'entrepreneur' to her career resume. Thomas has launched her own company, aptly titled Bags by Chilli! Inspired by her adorable son, Tron, Chilli's personalized photographic handbags affords customers the opportunity to showcase their loved ones, hobbies, artwork and their design skills!

Chilli talked to the folks at StyleChile about her new business endeavor and revealed how she came up with the idea as well as other types of items, including products for men which Bags by Chilli also offers.

StyleChile: How did you come up with the idea for Bags by Chilli?
Chilli: I was given bags with my son's pictures on them as a gift a few years back. I wanted more bags, with different pictures and in different sizes. Plus, people were ALWAYS asking me where I get my bag from and I got tired of not having an answer to give them. Finally I said, 'okay not having an answer is not cool--let me do this, let me do my own thing.'

StyleChile: What types of bags do you offer?
Chilli: We have everyday bags, lunch boxes, laptop bags, small hand bags for when you are on- the-go and large handbags (when you need to carry your whole life with you) and the list goes on and on.

StyleChile: What is your target market?
Chilli: We don't really target one group. We have a large collection, something for everybody INCLUDING MEN. We have a messenger bag and an awesome toiletry bag for men. A really cute backpack and small purses for young girls/teenagers. We have a beach bag for your cruise goers, a workout bag for your health enthusiasts, a baby bag for new mommies, lunch boxes for kids and so on. We really tried to be inclusive.

After the jump, read more of Chilli's interview with StyleChile, as well as info related to whispers regarding T-Boz and Chilli starring in another reality show which will allegedly focus on finding the right man for one of the remaining members of TLC.

StyleChile: What are your fashion influences?
Chilli: I am most impressed with custom made items, like the bags that I make and I also love shoes. One of my favorite shoe designers is Giuseppe Zanotti.

StyleChile: How do you manage to stay so fashionable?
Chilli: By watching (reality show hosts) Stacey (London) and Clinton (Kelly) on What Not To Wear.

StyleChile: What are your plans for Bags By Chilli in the future?
Chilli: We are going to expand our collection to offer a larger selection of shapes, materials, and design options. We are still in the development stage with those, but they are coming!!

StyleChile: Tell us how we can buy Bags by Chilli!
Chilli: You can visit Bags by Chilli to select the bags you want, different design options for each bag and directly upload your photo to us. Also, when you create an account you can start a wishlist so that you can give your family and friends ideas about what you would like for gifts. Christmas is right around the corner you know...

According to TLC's number one fan site on the 'Net, there has been vague details regarding a possible launch for a new reality show starring T-Boz and Chilli. A confirmation from a DJ at Launch Radio Networks says, 'It was me who talked about TLC and a reality show. It was on Launch Radio Networks prep sheet on Monday. I don't have a copy of the article anymore, and I have been Googling around for more details. All I really remember is that they were working on putting together a reality show. It had something to do with finding the "perfect man" for one of the girls in the band. I don't know who, though. Everything else I've found has been very vague too. Only that a reality-based television featuring TLC is in the works.'

Well, yall can take whatever I want from that info. But FYI, T-Boz has been dating NFL player Takeo Spikes for the past 2 years or so and we all know Lisa left us over 5 years, there no need to implement process of elimination.




FAMUDiva, I hope you're sitting down when you read this, girl. I want you to brace yourself, okay? For those of you who don't know, FAMUDiva is not only a loyal reader of RealGossip 101, but she's also a friend of mine. Therefore and thus and such, I hate to have to be the bearer of such bad news (in her case that is), but it looks like a new celebrity couple has been caught on-tape (purposely, I don't know) leaving an industry event a couple of weeks ago. One half of the couple happens to be the man of FAMUDiva's dreams...and then some, bless her heart. Before I continue on, can I just say that I'm more than content with the self-enforced dissolution of my crush on this man? Because if I weren't, I'd be madder than a rowdy rooster on its way to the slaughter house right about now! LOL! *SMH* God is so good. Yes, He is.

Anyhoo, here goes: As I was cruising through one of my most favorite and most popular messageboards on the net (LSA), I came across the following video clip (courtesy of BLACKARAZZI.COM) of Why Did I Get Married? star Lamman Rucker strolling hand in hand with former America's Next Top Model contestant Toccara Jones while leaving the American Black Film Festival (Lamman is really into stuff like that; dude is deep too, which is why I don't understand...well you know) kick-off party sponsored by BET Jazz (which also happens to be Lamman's favorite genre of music next to neo-soul...damn I sure do know a lot about him, huh? LOL! No thanks to his slack-ass PR team though...they need to get on their damn job! Yeah, I said that shit! I'll elaborate more on that later) about 2 weeks ago.


What's so ironic is the fact that FAMUDiva had just asked me (in the chatbox) for a Lamman Rucker update earlier this week and as hard as tried, I couldn't find anything on him: professionally or personally (not even from folks that I know who also know him personally). I'm also well aware that FAMUDiva isn't the only RG101 blog reader who supports/crushes on Lamman something proper-like! LOL! With that said, it would behoove yall's best interest to know that when I do come across any new info about him (especially regarding him and Toccara...that ol' heffah hussie! That snide remark was made to show support for FAMUDiva!), I will not hesitate to post it up. You all can also depend on me to expeditiously respond to and/or retract any contradicting info that maybe contained in this blog post. That's only fair, right? Yeah, whatever. As far as I'm concerned that video footage is all I need to confirm what I originally thought after watching it the fist time. Dude was holding her hand the exact same way he would hold mine in my dreams...before the dissolution of my crush on him, of course. BUT for all we know, he may have been just exuding his perfect gentleman on and just walking her to her car. I'm sure his parents didn't raise him to be rude and un-gentleman-like (that may not be a real word, but as far as I'm concerned, today it is), bless his heart.

However, let the records show that I ain't about to sit up here and: never in a million years would I have thought that someone with such an annoying ass voice--and I do mean annoying--like annoying as all heaven, hell and earth combined--would ever be spotted hand in hand with someone like Lamman. Again, yeah, I said it. That's real talk too. So, if anyone is offended by that aforementioned comment, oh, damn well. You have 3 choices: 1.) shut the hell up; 2.) sit the hell down, or; 3.) get the hell out because I ain't taking back anything that I have said in this post. You can trust and believe that! LOL! This is the same dude who once dated the dark-skinned chick in Trin-i-tee 5:7!

In the meantime and in between time, check out the short video clip of Black Hollywood's alleged newest celebrity couple. FAMUDiva, girl, call me if you need me. Just know that right about now it's okay if you wanna hate...but when all of this blows over I want you to turn your hateration into toleration. :) Besides, look at the bright side: at least he hasn't wifed her up yet! Oh, and since it would be deemed unsouthern of me not to do so, I'd like to say 'Kudos to Toccara' *while rolling my a polite and courteous southerngurl sort of way though*

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