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Momma Dee wants Trump to Build the Wall?!

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Momma Dee is for Trump

Momma Dee is putting her neck on the line for Trump!

“Love & Hip Hop” star Momma Dee is revealing her political views. The reality star stated that she didn’t vote in the last election, but she does agree with President Trump?!
The president of the United States doesn’t get much A-list support he was even canceled by Kanye West, but he does have a strong base among reality stars, so it seems. POTUS, who appointed Omarosa to his staff, can count one of the stars of Love & Hip Hop among his fans. The reality star voiced her unpopular opinion on a radio show this week.

CANCELLED: 'LHHATL' star Momma Dee Explains Not Voting + Agreeing with Donald Trump [VIDEO]
Momma Dee
The L&HH Atlanta diva paid a visit to celebrity publicist Domenick Nati’s iHeartRadio show recently, and the topic came around to The Donald. First, Dee admitted she didn’t vote: “I’m gonna be frankly honest… I did not vote and I am glad I didn’t. Wanna know why? It wouldn’t have counted anyway,” she said. “We should have an election of just ‘electoral’ votes and let the United States vote… If you were going to have a vote based off of electoral votes, why would you have all of these folks get up in the morning and take their lunch breaks, get in long lines, vote early? None of it counted!”

Well. It got worse. She then went on to say she supports Trump’s immigration policy and wants him to build the wall: “I believe in his policies on immigration… I think they should pay for the wall,” she continued. “Mexicans wanna come over here and make money. They come over here for every dollar; it’s two or three of em’… and they come over here not paying taxes… they should pay for it.”

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Momma Dee

Let’s admit that not all of Momma Dee’s beliefs are ludicrous, she does have a couple of points. The voting thing has been debated for decades, and she’s not all the way wrong for choosing not to vote. We all know how the voting process goes.However, expecting the Mexican government to pay for the construction of a wall because American’s want it is crazy.

Firstly, if you’re going to build a wall, build one everywhere.  It’s funny how some people always point down to Mexico but never point up to Canada. It might be true that the immigration problem isn’t as severe with the Canadians, but Canadians still frequently come into the country and similar to Mexicans, a lot of them stay.
Secondly, if some Americans think that they can just leave the Mexican government with the tab for a wall, they are sadly mistaken. Everything that Mexico exports to America could easily be taxed if they decided to go forth with this madness!

Watch the full interview, below:

Kandi Burruss Says Porsha Williams offered Oral Sex!

‘She kissed me’: Kandi Burruss reveals Porsha Williams offered to perform oral sex as secret surfaces on RHOA!

Kandi Burruss revealed that she once hooked up with Porsha Williams as sex secrets surfaced during Sunday’s episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta.

Porsha had made Kandi mad by spreading gossip that she was a secret lesbian trapped in the closet! Kandi however happily admitted it ‘ain’t no secret’ that she has ‘hooked up with a chick before’ and insisted that her ‘accuser’ Porsha Williams was one of them!

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Kandi Burruss & Porsha Williams: Text Messages Surfaced

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The gossiping about Kandi’s love life sparked a huge fight among the women on a camping trip during last week’s episode of the Bravo show.

Kandi later revealed the real reason for her own outrage by insisting that Porsha once came on at her in a late night club, allowing Kandi’s husband Todd Tucker to also get involved.

‘I’ve had my own experience with her,’ Kandi told her shocked friends, with Todd saying he ‘was there’ while making hand gestures suggesting he grabbed her breasts.

Saying they were in an ‘after-hours spot,’ Kandi explained: ‘She was in front of me, he was behind me. She kissed me — there was tongue.’

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Kandi Burruss & Porsha Williams of RHOA

‘And then she told me she wanted to eat my p***y until I came,’ Kandi revealed.

As her friends screamed in shock, one asked ‘Who says that?’ to which Kandi insisted: ‘A person who is not new to being with another woman! A regular chick who’s just tried it one time just wouldn’t say something like that.’

Calling it ‘a fun night,’ she insisted their ‘shared secret’ made it all the more galling that Porsha would gossip about her behind her back.

‘It’s like, she and I have shared a secret that nobody else knew… but you only wanna tell one part of the secret here,’ she complained later in an on-camera confessional.

‘Child, there ain’t nothing about me in the closet, honey.’

They later had lunch to air out their grievances, with Kandi telling Porsha: ‘At the end of the day, it ain’t no secret. I’ve hooked up with a chick before.

‘It ain’t never been a secret. I don’t live my life like that. You do. In secret,’ Kandi told her.

When Kandi said that Porsha had  been with chicks before,’ Porsha insisted it was different.

RHOA: Porsha Williams & Kandi Buruss seen out together
Kandi Burruss & Porsha Williams of RHOA

‘If I’m single and that’s what I choose to do that’s one thing, but if I’m married and I choose to bring other women and flip-flop them in my bed like pancakes, that’s something totally different,’ she said.

‘Let’s be clear. My husband and I, we’ve only had one experience where we’ve done that — that is the f***ing truth,’ Kandi insisted.

‘If I’m with my husband and we decide to hook up then that’s fine.’

She then repeated her claim about her night with Porsha, telling her: ‘That’s just like when you were kissing me in the club and told me you wanted to eat my p***y until I came.’

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As Porsha looked disgusted, telling her in front of bemused fellow diners that ‘I don’t want to eat your motherf***ing p***y!’ Kandi again insisted: ‘You tongue kissed me in my mouth and told me you wanted to eat me till I came.’

Calling it ‘a lie,’ Porsha’s claims then grew even more bizarre.

She insisted that Kandi had a sex dungeon in her house, had a secret seven-year serious relationship with a woman, and slept with ‘all these R&B groups.’

She also insisted Todd was cheating on her with multiple women in different states while traveling, even telling her he used the alias Marvin to hide his identity.

RHOA: Porsha Williams addresses Kandi Burruss
RHOA: Porsha Williams

‘Your house is the international house of hoes and you know it,’ Porsha told her outraged former friend, who finally stormed out from the barrage of name calling and slurs.

‘If I had a sex dungeon I would tell everybody because I think it is actually cool,’ Kandi insisted later during a confessional.

What do you all think about this issue between the two?

Porsha Williams of RHOA speaks on Kandi Buruss & Rumors

Katch Up with Actor LARENZ TATE!

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Larenz Tate

Mr. Love Jones himself will be joining us for our favorite STARZ guilty pleasure, Power. Larenz Tate is joining the cast of the show as Jamaica, Queens city councilman, Rashad Tate.

50 Cent recently posted on Instagram, “You already know nothing is better then what I’m putting on Tv right now. The powers that be don’t want to acknowledge the show so I’m gonna just make it the #1 highest rated show on cable. #effenvodka @larenztate tick, Tick 💥boom”

Tate will be accompanying executive producer and actor, 50 Cent (Kanan) and actors, Omari Hardwick (Ghost), Naturi Naughton (Tasha), and Joseph Sikora (Tommy). The House Of Lies actor’s debut will be during the summer release of the fourth season where he’ll be joining the cast amidst Ghost’s search for redemption.

The acclaimed actor will also follow up his most recent television appearance with series, Game Of Silence, which last episode aired on June 5, 2016. 

Major congratulations to Larenz Tate, who is like a fine wine, and has even been referred to as a vampire, because he’s aged so well!

The work for the super sexy actor does not stop there!

The Chicago-native’s most recent project was a 10-episode audio series, Bronzeville. The audio series released Tuesday (Feb. 7). The show is based on the Windy City’s “policy” games of the 1940s, and also features Laurence Fishburne as an actor and producer, Tracee Ellis Ross, Tika Sumpter, and Cory Hardrict.

 

 

The series is available now on Spotify & ITunes for free! I had the pleasure of listening to the series and I can’t wait to hear the second episode. The series takes you way back to a time when you were able to utilize your imagination. The series is incredible and maybe we will luck up with them eventually turning this into a television series!

Besides working on this hot series, you can katch the actor in ‘Girls Trip’. The movie  also stars, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Regina Hall and Tiffany Haddish. It tells the story of when four lifelong friends travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are rediscovered, and there’s enough dancing, drinking, brawling, and romancing to make the Big Easy blush.

You can Katch the movie in theaters on July 21.!

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We are so proud to see him still able to shine before us on the television screen, all the while looking mad sexy! Like seriously what is Tate eating to keep him looking like he is in his 20s?! Whatever he is doing, we love it & we are excited about all of his many endeavors this year!

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Demetria McKinney Drops sexy New Video!

Demetria McKinney Releases New Video 'Easy'

eONE RECORDING ARTIST SINGER/ACTRESS DEMETRIA MCKINNEY  PREMIERES IN SEXY NEW VIDEO “EASY
“EASY” IS AVAILABLE NOW ON iTUNES

Demetria McKinney drops sexy video for her new single, “Easy”. The video was directed by RTD Entertainment.

 “I wanted a video that gave off a cool, sexy, artsy vibe that showcased me as an artist,” says Demetria about the video’s concept.

 

The sultry track is available now on iTunes. “Easy”, which was co-written by Demetria McKinney, Courtlin Jabrae and Devin Horton, is the first single from her forthcoming album, Officially Yours, set to drop this Spring.

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Demetria McKinney

About Demetria McKinney

Vocal powerhouse Demetria McKinney is a triple threat in the truest sense of the term. She is an award-winning actress who has played diverse roles on the big and small screens as well as the stage. She is a talented singer with a rich voice requiring zero studio enhancements. And she is a skillful songwriter who generously expresses emotions in a way that instantly connects with listeners.

 

Widely known for her role as “Janine Payne” on the hit TBS sitcom “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne,” which has taped over 254 episodes and received five NAACP Image Awards for Best Sitcom and now in syndication on BET. Demetria will also be reviving her role as Janine in the new Tyler Perry show “The Paynes” debuting on OWN in 2018.

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Demetria McKinney

 Demetria can currently be seen on Bounce TV’s breakout hit “Saints & Sinners”, BET’s “The Quad”, Centric TV’s “The Ladies Room” and the stage play “Love Jones The Musical”. Demetria also has recurring roles on Life Time’s “Devious Maids” and on TV One as a primary character on “The Rickey Smiley Show.”

 Demetria was also a cast member on Bravo TV’s “The Real Housewives of Atlanta Season” 7 and had cameo appearances on Season 8.

 Even though her acting career keeps her very busy, Demetria always makes time for her first love: music. This eOne Music recording artist over the past few years has recorded and performed with artists such as Lyfe Jennings, Musiq Soulchild and Anthony David. Demetria has also opened for R&B mainstays such as Tyrese and Tank and has toured with the Pepsi Funkfest and R. Kelly.

 Her latest single “Easy” is a song about a woman living and loving a man in a relationship that is growing. Demetria’s forthcoming LP Officially Yours, is scheduled for release early this year. The soulful ballad was written by McKinney, Courtlin Jabrae and Devin Horton, and was also produced by We Are Starbound Music.

Demetria Mckinney "Easy"
Demetria McKinney

 All the songs on Officially Yours emanate from a place within Demetria that up until now she has only expressed through the characters that she’s played. The spectrum of a woman’s life lived out loud – with love, resilience and courage – is represented on Officially Yours.

 “As a recording artist, this is where the most truthful, transparent side of me will be seen and heard,” Demetria says. “People mostly know me for the roles I have played, and they are all roles that I chose specifically for the lessons that I would learn from each character.  Personally, I never wanted to show vulnerability because I thought it was a sign of weakness. I didn’t want to talk about situations I’ve endured and I would shut off opportunities that would make me connect with any past pain.  I always hid behind my characters, and allowed them to overshadow Demetria. But the reason I call this LP Officially Yours is because the music represents the ‘official’ Demetria McKinney.”

 McKinney first worked with Tyler Perry on his stage play, “Meet the Browns” and she went on to star in several other of his plays including “What’s Done In The Dark;” “Why Did I Get Married,” and “Madea’s Family Christmas.” Her additional stage work includes leading roles in the plays “The Mountaintop;” “Church Girl;” the musical “I Dream,” in which she portrayed Mrs. Coretta Scott King, and “Dreamgirls” where she performed alongside the legendary Jenifer Holliday.  Her numerous film and television credits include the films “Daddy’s Little Girls;” “Breaking Up is Hard to Do;” “Necessary Roughness;” “Let’s Stay Together;” Drop Dead Diva’s and many more.

 Demetria released two films last year “Let The Church Say Amen” on BET, directed by Regina King, starring Demetria, Naturi Naughton, Lela Rochon & Hosea Chanchez; and “Sons To The Grave” Directed by Mykelti Williamson, starring Demetria, Trevor Jackson & Darrin Henson.

Demetria McKinney Release New Video 'Easy'
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Demetria is also the brand ambassador for LOREAL’s Dark & Lovely Au Naturale brand.

Keep Up with Demetria McKinney!

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Oh No! Drake & J-Lo Have Broken Up!

Drake & J-lo Have Broken Up

Well the love journey has come to a slow end! After dating for almost two months, Jennifer Lopez (J.Lo) and Drake have reportedly split. Things between the rapper (who is currently touring) and the actress/singer have been said to be slowing things down a bit. A source says that the couple are done, “for now”.

Another source states that “they have taken some time apart, not because they don’t want to be with each other, just because their schedules started getting insane.”

Recently, J.Lo posted on her Instagram a quote that read,

“Timing is everything. If it’s meant to happen, it will, and for the right reasons.”

 

 

The pair initially began this little romance upon rumors in December, when Drake was spotted at two of J-Lo’s Las Vegas shows. He also invited J.Lo to a dinner party in West Hollywood on December 19, and they were photographed leaving together in the same car. Earlier this year, Drizzy bought J.Lo a $100,000 platinum and diamond Tiffany & Co. necklace. Drake made another grand gesture when he learned Lopez had never attended prom. The “One Dance” rapper transformed an L.A. church into a winter-wonderland-themed dance where the couple were crowned prom king and queen. “He wanted her to have that experience,” a source told US Weekly at the time.

The former American Idol judge has also introduced Drake to her 8-year-old twins, Max and Emme. A source says, “Drake has been hanging out at Jennifer’s new house in Bel Air. He has been there several times and is getting to know her kids.”

 Prior to dating Drake, Lopez dated dancer Casper Smart on and off for five years. They split last August. Drake was most recently linked to Rihanna. Lopez started up her Las Vegas residency again this week and also stars on “Shades of Blue,” while Drake as mentioned is still busy touring in support of his album, Views. So we can grasp some clear aspect as to why they need a little time apart with their schedules.

The duo turned the music industry upside down with after announcing their romance with a sizzling selfie but certain fans thought all might not be as it seems.

There was speculation that it’s all a publicity stunt for an upcoming collaboration or reality show. Certain fans even claimed  Drake targeted J-lo to get back at her ex (and his rival P Diddy). However, E! News said the couple were “100 percent legit, and not a professional ploy to promote any type of business like many are assuming.”

“She likes Drake,” reveals a source close to the Shades of Blue star.  “They’re just busy, so it has fizzled. She’s a mom with an insanely busy career. He’s touring in Europe. Who knows what will happen in the future when they’re more able to be in the same place.”

What do you all think about Drake & J-Lo’s relationship break? Do you think they will end up back together? Drake has been known to move on to the next pretty quick.

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Spelman College held Special Screening of Digital Series ‘Giants’

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   GIANTS is a scripted drama digital series starring Bland, along with child star Vanessa Baden Kelly (“Kenan & Kel,” “Rosewood”) and newcomer Sean Samuels. The show follows three Black millennials nearing the end of their 20s. As they approach age 30, each battle their own inner giants as tougher obstacles of adulthood await. The stakes have never been higher. GIANTS takes things a step further than the typical coming of age story by pushing new boundaries of very real issues including mental health, sexual identity, religious skepticism and grave methods of economic survival.

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On last night a special screening of IssaRae.com’s GIANTS , was held at Spelman College in partnership with the Spelman College SGA, Eta Kappa chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. and PULSE.

Our very own Michael Fanning (HeyMikeyATL.com) attended and participated in the post-screening conversation with Vanessa Baden Kelly (Rosewood, Kenan & Kel, Gullah Gullah Island).

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‘GIANTS’ Screening at Spellman College

The host for the evening was Spelman student filmmaker and advocate Lizette Terry. The evening closed with an intimate conversation moderated by Terry with Vanessa Baden Kelly who stars as “Journee” in GIANTS.

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‘GIANTS’ Producer’s Issa Rae & Jussie Smollet

 Insecure’s Issa Rae and Empire’s Jussie Smollett have teamed up to produce Giants, written and directed by James Bland. It is a six-episode series.

Via Essence:

“Giants takes a deep dive into mental health and sexuality, issues that are still somewhat stigmatized in the black community. The show also explores race, class, police brutality, and much more in a very honest and real way. The show finds a way to delicately balance humor with more intense moments, which is what makes it so relatable and heartfelt. Viewers will see themselves in the characters and laugh along with them as they find moments of light in dark situations.” 

“What applies to all of these characters is that they decided not to live life the way they’ve been told, and to find their own path to happiness,” Bland told Colorlines.com.

The new original series, premiered January 25 at 8pm. on Rae’s YouTube channel.

Check out the trailer below!

The New Edition Movie [RECAP]

 

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New Edition as kids!

The hottest series on television these past three days was the ‘New Edition Biopic!

 There’s no other group in modern black music history as deserving of a biopic as New Edition, as their musical reign spanned over 3 decades.

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All of the members of New Edition (Bobby Brown, Michael Bivins, Ralph Tresvant, Ricky Bell and Ronnie DeVoe, as well as Johnny Gill, who joined the group after Bobby was voted out) signed on as co-producers.

 That one fact gives insight as to why the biopic was so authentic and had such impressive detail, particularly in regards to wardrobe and production design.

 

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From the very start of the series, we learn the struggle that these young boys encountered on their road to fame. What surprised many of us was the fact that they had to go through so much with bad record deals before they were able to eventually move out of the projects!

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 Talk about a long and rough journey.

The most difficult part of the group’s journey occurred when they had to vote Bobby Brown from the group! We all can admit that Bobby was a tough cookie to deal with as he grew into his teenage years. BET did an amazing job with allowing the members to display the true hurt behind having to do that. They grew up together and were really tough about keeping the group together despite Bobby and his habits getting out of control. Bobby Brown has always been ‘Bobby Brown’. The ‘bad boy’ of New Edition has always had a wild side and even sold drugs during his early days in the group.

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It’s revealed in the movie that after an arrest in L.A. where Bobby was driving a corvette without a license, he had over $6,000 in cash on him! Despite being banished from the group, Bobby Brown ends up with a solo deal from MCA because he was still under contract.

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                       But hey it’s his Prerogative right so Don’t be Cruel!

After watching this movie, we could understand some meanings behind his music that was produced after being booted out the group.

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As the lead singer, Ralph is treated like a king, while the others are almost like his background dancers.  As expected, that causes strife within the group. Ralph becomes even more of a diva after Bobby is voted out and things come to a head when Brown gets his solo deal.

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Everyone, including Ralph’s girlfriend, is hyping him up to go solo, so he begins working on his own music without telling the group.

 Of course that strikes a nerve with the group and leads up to Mike Bivens adding a new edition, Johnny Gill, to sort of replace Ralph. I look at it as a smart way of reminding him that another person was just as talented as him out there and this calmed him down a bit with his ego.

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Of course the industry is still shady for them!

Mike Bivens learns it first hand, which is why he’s become the brains behind the business of NE.  Bivens visits’ MCA to inquire about a production company that he’d never heard of that was listed on their album and finds out that their ‘manager’ is actually pocketing money from signing them.

Now we know why the group was still living in the projects… everyone was getting paid but them!

The final 2 hours of ‘The New Edition Story’ takes us through the groups demise and it’s subsequent rebuilding. After a chart topping album with NE Heartbreak, everyone is on cloud 9… including Bobby Brown who has a successful solo album. Fame takes hold and the group slowly disintegrates as lead singer Ralph Tresvant has been itching to release a solo project as well.

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 Meanwhile, label execs are in Johnny Gills ear promising that his vocal ability on a solo project is a no brainer and Ricky Bell, Mike Bivens and Ron Devoe are talked into creating a hip-hop trio by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. In the movie, this all transpires during a celebration for the success of the album and a drunken Bobby Brown takes it all in as he watches each conversation unfold from his seat.

He clearly realizes that the brotherhood of “New Edition” may be irretrievably broken as De La Soul’s classic ‘Me, Myself & I’ closes out the segment. The tour ends before anyone gets paid and all are left deep in debt after extravagant spending and travel costs. Brooke Payne can see that it’s not going to end well, as he watches it all unfold and states that they were more professional back when they were a boy band.

A topic that’s never really been revealed is that Ricky Bell was addicted to cocaine and alcohol.

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The movie sheds quite a bit of light on his situation as it’s revealed he even kept his problem from his wife by hiding the drugs in a protein canister

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 Rick seemed to be the one who suffered the most after the group’s breakup and the cancellation of BBD’s tour. With no backup plan and a costly drug habit, he soon falls deeper in debt and even loses his home. He turns it all around by heading to rehab and admitting he has a problem with not only cocaine, but with ‘the feeling’ associated with fame, something he knows he may never have again. Despite the rough journey, The movie wraps up as New Edition takes the stage and it’s clear that the brotherhood of NE is 4Life!

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Author Mya Kay Talks Book Collaboration With Nikko London & More!

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Author Mya Kay is a successful published author straight out of Philadelphia. Mya first pursued her dreams towards a career in film and television. Shortly thereafter, she was led by God to teach overseas. Her commitment to follow the vision placed within, soon lead to the successful June 2012 publication of her first book, Speechless: Short Stories. The blessings did not stop there as she later befriended award winning actress Terri J. Vaughn of the Steve Harvey Show. Vaughn was so impressed with Mya’s writing, she gave her the first book review and provided the venue for her first book signing!

So how did the talented author team up with Reality TV Star Nikko London of Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta?

Kay stated,

“I have a publishing deal with The TMG Firm in New York and SD Green called me about working with Nikko.  We have an amazing publisher, SD is a really humble guy who just makes things happen! He just called me up and asked me if I was interested.”

 

It’s not every day you get a call with the opportunity to work with a celebrity on a book about their life. That’s what makes her life story so amazing. She has been faithfully in pursuit of what God has placed in her heart and the path for her just keeps growing.

In order to be successful with anything that you do, one must have the ability to produce great content for the readers. We asked Mya what she believes really helps her write a great book that translates to readers across any demographic.

Truth! There has to be some transparency and ambiguity. You can’t give everything away, but there has to be some truth. I believe that’s what makes a great book. Even in Fiction, which is what I write; readers need to be able to relate and see the truth in the storyline. That’s the foundation, being able to relate and empathize with the content on the pages. That way, they’ll have the ability to revert back to it again and again.”

You definitely have to deliver some form of truth when it comes to writing a successful book. Many readers such as myself like the idea of being able to find themselves in a book just as Mya stated. When readers can discover the truth in a book, then it’s a definite share to others who can relate to the story as well. With Nikko London releasing such a dynamic source of information about his life, we wanted to know how Mya felt her fans might relate to the book.

“For the ones who will read it, I think they will gain a perspective at how I can adjust from writing Fiction to Non-fiction. I feel the message in the story displays there is a great writer behind the story being told. With Nikko’s book, I further believe I’ve proven my versatile style of writing as a great story teller. Also, the readers will get a glimpse and understanding of who he is as a person beyond the image on television”.

For those that were tuned in to VH1’s Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta Season 2, we all remember some ill displays of Nikko London’s character. Mya Kay and Nikko London will provide us with a view of him in a different light and understanding the truth behind why some situations were left in the dark. Nikko London’s book is titled, S.E.A.L.: Sex, Entertainment & Lies, which independently states the two have collaborated on a project to give us the entire true story. It further states, this book will reveal the premise behind the unfavorable images perpetuated on the show. Even more, this story will also take us down a road to recognizing who Nikko London is and the struggles he has experienced that delivered him where he is today. Mya Kay has done an excellent job in pulling out the side of a man that remained behind a brick wall to protect his vulnerability.

We asked Mya Kay what she enjoyed most about working on the book with Nikko London.

 

 

“Making him become vulnerable….I appreciated how he allowed me to pull out his deepest secrets. Typically, men have up walls up and it’s often difficult to get them to divulge certain details of their story. I wanted to make sure he understood we needed to go beyond the three seasons of Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta because that’s all we know about him. What I enjoyed most was being able to write a quality 60,000 word book. That takes a lot of work…that takes a lot of questions and a lot of information! As my first collaboration, I was blessed to have partnered with someone who has already made a name for himself. This was not an easy task. Mostly, because he lives in LA and I live in in Philly, so we had to work within the difference in time zones.”

The grind doesn’t stop there for Mya Kay!

Besides putting in work on a book with Nikko London, Mya has also been busy creating another soon to be hot seller!

“I am working on a collaboration with a celebrity mom. There’s also The Clover Chronicles: Battling Brelyn, which is very important to me. It’s my first book in a young adult series and I describe it as Empire meets 7th Heaven. It’s about a teen girl with lupus who meets a paralytic athlete. Here you have the dynamics of a boy who can’t feel pain and a young girl who complains about feeling pain. It’s like a parallel world, except her family is rich. Her body is now in control of her destiny, so you’re going to experience the entire journey. You’ll soon see how she uses her faith to overcome her fear of dying. I think the world has a focus on cancer. Sadly, there are many young African Americans with the almost hidden disease lupus, that are dying each day. I intend on highlighting the disease and I’m really excited about The Clover Chronicles: Battling Brelyn because there will be at least 3 or 4 books in the series.”

 

 

 

Every writer has a starting point and it’s often not where we all planned to begin. However, those instances can lead us to our gift. So, how did Mya get her leverage from being a writer to becoming a published author?

Mya states,

“I studied Journalism at Temple University and then I continued to Arcadia University for a Masters in Creative Writing. I was drawn to writing for children plays and it changed my life. I initially began as a Pre-Med major when I was an undergrad. When I decided to transition from a “guaranteed field” to an “artistic field”, I knew if I was going to do it I had to be all in. After I obtained my Masters, I later moved to Atlanta. While there I was pursuing my screen writing career and I wrote a book of short stories. That’s where it all began and it continued from there. A small short book called “Speechless” simply took me there.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s always great to hear how writers such as Mya Kay began their start into the amazing field of writing. So many begin their pursuit into this field, but along the way tend to give up. We asked Mya what motivation she would give to those writers looking to be successful in the Literary industry.

Mya responded,

Write!

“It’s heartbreaking when I meet people who say they’re writers and fail to work at their craft. You should be doing something every day that involves writing. You could be studying a book about the craft or working on your grammar. I still go back and read Stomps Book on grammar because as a writer you never stop learning. As a screenwriter, I’m reading scripts all the time. You have to keep up with your craft. That is my sincerest advice. You have to read just as much as you write. Don’t concern and overwhelm yourself with being published. You may never get the big figure advance from a major publishing house, but you have to keep writing. It took me eight books before New York came knocking at my door. I had already received around eighty rejections from agencies in New York. If I had given up, I would have never been connected with SD and now have one of the best publishing deals you could ever imagine.”

Very powerful words of advice given straight forward from a talented writer who knows what it takes to be successful. How can you get ahead if you never work on perfecting your craft?! Besides delivering motivational speeches and attending event forums, we can definitely look forward to a lot more in the upcoming year from Author Mya Kay.

So what’s going on?

“To have three books being released on April 4, 2017 is probably historical. I don’t know anyone else who has done that. I’m really thankful and in another month or so we can discuss the third book. I have a lot of great speaking engagements going on. I’m also helping with building up African American Literature. My mom always had me at the library on Saturdays. Unfortunately, today kids do not have that option in many places. I want my fans to be supportive of the literature I write. I feel it’s important that kids have many things to inspire them. Not limited to only what they see on a daily basis.”

This is truly inspiring to hear from Mya because you seldomly hear authors concerned about the young readers of their literature. There are so many writers just interested in writing a bestselling book and without a care for the children. Writers with the mindset of Mya Kay are definitely ones you want to follow and most importantly, support!

Author Mya Kay went on to tell us what she enjoys most about writing.

 “The reaction…being able to connect with people who you’ve never met, but can say you wrote the book for them. Even with Fiction, just hearing people say they’ve been touched by your book is heartwarming. There’s nothing more powerful than the written word!”

There is truly nothing more powerful than the written word because what you write becomes your legacy. It is something that will live on forever. We are so excited for Author Mya Kay and the many blessings that are flowing her way as she prepares for a triple book release next year! Working with celebrities like Nikko London and more is definitely the right start to an amazing year.

Mya Kay’s new releases will be everywhere books are sold on April 4, 2017. So, get ready to join in this historical move of God and get your copies!

You can go now to www.writermya.com to sign up for her email list and be the first to receive a pre-order link. Readers will also be able to get a copy of her first two books, ‘Speechless’ and ‘Butterfly Faith’.

Be sure to keep up with Author Mya Kay on social media by following her on Instagram and Twitter (@writermya).

 

 

REALITY STAR NIKKO LONDON TALKS ABOUT NEW BOOK & MORE!

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Nikko London

Londell Smith (41) better known by his stage name Nikko London, is known for his music as well as grand appearance on VH1’s reality show Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta. The artist is known virally for a tape that happened to leak back in 2014 with another Reality Star, Mimi Faust.

After all of the commotion from the show and appearances on other shows such as Marriage Boot camp, the artist has a story for us all.

London recently teamed up with published Author Mya Kay to write his new book titled, “Sex, Entertainment & Lies”. The book is going to be a “tell all” book about the struggles of Nikko London within the Entertainment Industry, secrets shared and how he got to where he is now.

Nikko London encountered a lot of hate behind his appearance on the Reality TV Show, Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta.

Queen Dynasty was able to sit down with Nikko London in a recent interview to get some facts about his life after the show and to discuss his new book.

So what led Nikko to the idea for writing a book?

 “I felt like people needed to know more about me, I’m a question mark to so many. The idea of me writing this book was to give people a better understanding of me. I also wanted people to have a part of me forever; this is something that’s going to live on. This is literally two decades of me in this book and this is what shaped me into who I am today”.

We all are curious to know what we can learn from his book and London as well as Author Mya chimed in to share a brief highlight of the book.

“The book is about, “Sex Entertainment & Lies” to sum it up. There was the celebrity woman that I fooled around with, the griminess of the entertainment business and the lies I told. Let me add, also the lies that were told on me as well. This book contains two decades of my survival and hustle. ‘Mya Kay’ added that they will also get to see the musician side.  You’re going to get a man in this book who had 4 major record deals that people didn’t even know about.  For a show to be called Love & Hip Hop, and not highlight the Hip Hop part of him was unusual. He had value before the show.”

It’s truly difficult for any one person to experience everything that London did after being on Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta, while maintaining a productive career. The star shared with us what life had been like for him after the show.

“Man, how can I sum this up?! Life after Love & Hip Hop has been a rollercoaster. It’s like a love & hate relationship with people I don’t even know. They only know me from the show but it’s taken me down some rough roads trying to make money, secure branding deals and walk through’s with promoters. It’s been a

 

 

challenge and it hasn’t been an easy road, but I’m still out here hustling & doing what I got to do. They don’t really hate me ….just what they saw on the show.”     

 

If you follow Nikko London on Instagram then you can definitely get a taste of what he has been busy working on. London has shared some excellent videos of his fitness training and spoke to us about the program and other projects.

“Currently I’m launching an online fitness company called ‘Zeek Pack’. It focuses on teaching people body weight training and how to use their own body weight to gain maximum results and look their best. The system also comes with a nutrition plan. It’s a lifestyle journey to health and fitness. I also have my music, and a single coming out called ‘No Hold Back’. I have an EP coming out as well but it’s currently untitled. The single is out right now and honestly I’m excited about that.”

 

Besides posting amazing fitness videos, advice and working on his music, we were interested in his experience on the Reality Show Marriage Boot Camp. The show allowed viewers the chance to get to know more about Nikko London & his relationship with Margo.

“The Marriage Boot camp was fun and honestly speaking, it was laidback and I really got a chance to know myself. I experienced a lot on that show but was also able to build a bridge again with me and Margo as friends and get that understanding back because we had been so distant for like four years. The show kind of broke that in half and I kind of rekindled some of the beginnings from which we knew each other from and shared together. I learned also how to trust again, forgive and many other things. I left the show with a big win. I actually learned a lot, it seemed like a funny show but I can honestly say as an adult that you can learn something from it.”

 

Nikko London’s book is labels him as “Most Hated Reality TV Star” and we wanted to hear in his opinion why he felt that the public hated him so much.

“What’s funny is that I feel like people don’t like anything they don’t know. So do I really think people hate me? Maybe because of the hype of the show. Too much of anything to me would allow the public to have a bad taste in their mouth anyways. When people allow themselves to look at TV and allow TV to become their voice that’s when to me…you’ve ate too much of the cake! These reality shows are meant to entertain, not to confine a use of hatred. I think most people who watch Reality TV, they get the entertainment from it and then it turns into

 

 

hatred because you eat too much of it. Too much of anything will allow you to have emotions and feelings about it.”

 

The biggest issue they Nikko encountered happened behind the release of a tape with another Reality Star, Mimi Faust. The huge drama behind that allowed many viewers to develop their own personal thoughts about London. We wanted to know if Nikko regretted what happened with the whole tape issue on the show.

“Do I regret it? That’s a good question. Well first they have to read the book because that’s in there, but what I got to say on that is that I don’t regret my decision. I regret the way it was played out. As a man who stands as his own leader, I made a decision that I have to live with. For the rest of my life this is something that I have to live with and the way it played out was out of my control and I took the hit for a tape that was supposedly being leaked by Mimi. All along I was thinking that my codefendant which was Mimi had my back! That’s the regret; thinking that I could trust her, but the truth always comes to the surface. She had to confess her wrongs anyway so it’s like why go through all of that and not stick to the plan that we had as being codefendants after knowing what we created and what we talked about.”

“I knew I was going to take the hit as a man because I told you as a woman (Mimi) that you have a daughter so you can’t take the hit. So let me say the tape was in my bag and that way it will take the heat off of you having a daughter. That was the agreement that me and her had and that’s what we went to VH1 with. We were supposed to have stuck to that script but we didn’t. I mean I stuck to the script because I’m the one that got ridiculed. I’m the one who got most hated man in Reality TV!  I’m the one that got all the backlash of leaking the tapes. That’s kind of what I regret. The money was coming for the tape and she shifted with me and things went from a power couple to things being separate. It was supposed to be a together thing but it went separate. The money issue off of the tape is what caused things to go left.”

Since the big confusion hit the television airways and radio stations, London stated that he and Mimi Faust have not spoken since in nearly two years. I believe we all can relate to him with just letting that situation kick rocks!

London shared with us that all of that was just the making of a great book that would tell a story of his life that needed to be shared. Nikko added that the experience with the show made the book easier to write and not as difficult to put together for the public.

“It wasn’t difficult at all, in fact the show made it easier for me to write the book, ‘Sex Entertainment & Lies’. The fabric of my life is definitely in this book! What I don’t have to do is lie anymore. All I had to do was just think back and the way the book is broke down made it easier for me to filter it all out. It took me a while to write the book at first because I had no structure and then Mya Kay came along and helped break it all down. It then made more sense. She put structure into the book and it’s a lot of good stuff in here.”

 

So what exactly is next for Nikko London?

“It’s pretty simple for me to continue to just grow as a lifestyle brand. I’m not out here trying to push myself on anyone. I just want people to understand my journey and be inspired by it. It’s all in the book and it’s so much that you will be like wow! This book is really Ooohs & Ahhhs. Me & Mya came out with a home run on this book!”

 

The pre orders for the book will be available in December but the book will be released in April 2017. The date has not been set yet. Readers can definitely get ready to discover more information about Nikko London and hopefully reset the bad images that many gained form watching him on Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta.

I feel the world needs to hear his story so I await the release of this book. I hope to join in on knowing about the life media neglected us of seeing about Nikko London. This is going to be a juicy book for all readers to add to their “To Buy List” for next year!

 

Written & Interviewed By: Tanisha D Davis