“I wasn’t in a relationship when I had a porn addiction, believe it or not, thank goodness,” Pinkett Smith said to her co-hosts, daughter, Willow Smith, and mother, Adrienne Banfield-Jones.
Pinkett Smith continued, “I actually feel like I was using ‘addiction’ a little lightly. And maybe I’ll say now that I had an unhealthy relationship to porn at one point in my life where I was trying to practice abstinence.”
The actress has been married to Will Smith for almost 22 years, and said she ended up using porn because she felt an “emptiness,” adding that porn gave her “false expectations” when connecting with partners.
In the 23-minute episode, Pinkett Smith, Willow, and Banfield-Jones talked about the shame surrounding the enjoyment of porn, but how an addiction to porn can negatively impact a person’s career and personal relationships.
LOS ANGELES, April 15, 2019 / — 6x Entertainment has released the new single and official music video for “Come Together” by the multi-talented entertainer, Tia P., which features the dynamic recording artist B. Slade. “COME TOGETHER” is now available to download on all streaming platforms and the official music video can be seen on YouTube. With so much violence, racism, and corruption going on in our communities and the political climate state of the world around us in constant archaic disaccord, Tia P. and B. Slade are ready to take the world by storm with a positive message and soulful rendition of The Beatles’ classic hit, “Come Together”, but with a banging and interesting new twist. In addition to dropping the new single, “Come Together”, Tia P. will be featured in this season’s upcoming episodes of, “Next Big Thing”, which airs on the BET Network.
One cannot categorize Tia P. as just a singer or rapper, she’s an overall entertainer and quadruple threat adding acting, dancing, and percussionist skills to her talent repertoire. “Tia P. is a visionary. She embodies greatness and musical excellence. She is gifted in her DNA with an authenticity, artistry and creativity that only musical legends are made of”, says C. Von Parchman, President & Founder of 6x Entertainment. Marty Arnold, COO and Managing Partner of 6x Entertainment adds, “Tia P. is an electrifying performer, a remarkable songwriter, and eclectic rapper. We feel extremely confident that Tia P. will captivate audiences and leave music fans wanting more.”
What inspired you to create the single “Come Together?”
Well, the song is originally by The Beatles – epic in their own right. The remake concept actually sprung from KJLH radio personalities Tammi Mac and Don Amiche. “Mac & Amiche”, now “The Tammi Mac Show”, began playing the remixes I was reproducing and performing on YouTube from my “Minute Music Monday” series. They threw out a Beatles iconic song “Come Together” as a challenge to see if I could pull it off as well as I’d done the others in my series. As soon as I heard what they proposed, I was excited and eager to take on the challenge for several reasons: A) I’m all about love, peace, and unity and this song is the embodiment of embracing differences but all being able to come together as one. I believe that message, decades later, in this day and time needs to be echoed to the younger generations and serve as a reminder to the older ones. B) It’s something I don’t think I would have ever suggested myself, nor is it a song people would expect from a young Black female “rapper” from Inglewood. I didn’t want to listen to any other remakes of “Come Together” because I didn’t want my version to sound like anything else that had been done. I needed to keep the integrity of the song. After listening to and researching the absurdity of the lyrics, I was sold on recreating this necessary audio masterpiece but giving it my own taste with an added rap towards the end. Once I brought B.Slade into the mix, it went to a whole nother level!
What was the experience like collaborating with BSlade?
It’s a trip! That’s big bro! Seriously, being able to work with someone you’ve looked up to and been inspired by for most of your life doesn’t happen for most. His energy is infectious and he’s king of being out the box, which is exactly what we needed for this video shoot. On top of that, he’s freaking hilarious; a maniac on stage or on camera, but humble and chill when off. This isn’t actually the first song we’ve collaborated on. We’ve worked on a few things, but our first cut together was a song he featured me on called “Black Lives Matter” for his project called the Black Belt. “Come Together” is the first audio and visual collab we’ve done.
What is the message that you want listeners to take from this song?
It’s ok to be different. Please don’t be a conformist; it’s boring. However the power that we have when we come together (no pun intended), when we truly see one another beyond the differences, past the fear mongering and politics, we make change happen. Most of the lyrics sound like nonsense, much like the noise of the world today; but the one part that people around the world know is “Come Together”. Isn’t that what we still need to do?
In the months ahead, she will be performing at The Viper Room in Hollywood and at the 2019 Women in Entertainment Luncheon, which will be held at AEG’s Dignity Health Sports Park.
Detroit native B Free and Diggy Simmons, were introduced by Big Sean’s best friend Earlly Mac, and decided to collaborate on a song together. Both artists recorded the single together in Los Angeles, CA. For the video, Diggy flew out to Detroit, where they shot the video, and he helped with the radio promo of the single “All Mine”. The single was produced by PGF and the video was directed by Nick Margetic. According to B Free, “Sometimes collaborations can feel awkward or forced, but with Diggy it was natural from the second I landed.”
B Free’s EP “Lost in Paradise” streams on all platforms April 5th.
This video just gives us great vibes and these combinations of goodness and talent in this video from them is worth indulging and vibing to!
Connect with B Free & Diggy Simmons on Social Media!
Rae’s Insecure costars Jay Ellis and Yvonne Orji confirmed the news while walking the red carpet at the 2019 NAACP Image Awards over the weekend.
“We’re very excited for her,” Orji told Entertainment Tonight ,with Ellis adding, “We all found out in different ways because we’re all on different text chains. We talk at different times, so we all found out at different times in different ways.”
Orji said she couldn’t be more excited for her on-screen best friend.
“The reaction was all the same, like, ‘You out here in these streets getting married, boo!?’ That was the reaction,” she said.
Rae also attended the NAACP Image Awards, but she did not comment on her current relationship status. Her rep is not commenting.
And during her appearance on The View on Monday, she played coy when asked about her ring, saying, “I have a lot of rings on my fingers.”
Rumors of her engagement first began to swirl after she was spotted wearing a diamond ring on her recent Essence magazine cover.
Rae and Diame have largely kept their relationship out of the spotlight, though the businessman has accompanied the actress on several red carpets over the years.
Rae has said that she prefers to keep her personal life private.
“I get so much feedback about everything,” she told Marie Claire last year. “The one thing I don’t need feedback on is who I’m sleeping with.”
While speaking with Vogue, Rae expressed a similar sentiment, saying she isn’t interested in hearing fans “input” about her love life.
“I don’t want any input,” she said. “As a writer, you put everything on the table. I’ll take input on kids if I’m going to have kids. How do I not kill the kids? Work? Give me the input. Any other aspect of my life? Give me the input. But who I’m f*cking? No, I don’t need input. I’m good.”
Late Monday, the Los Angeles Police Department identified Eric Holder, 29, of Los Angeles, as a suspect in the shooting, which injured two other people. He was last seen in a white 2016 Chevy Cruze.
Nipsey Hussle’s death was felt deeply in Crenshaw, the neighborhood where he grew up and maintained a regular presence after becoming a Grammy-nominated artist. His fans said he offered hope, advocated self-improvement and financially invested in the community, which has long struggled with violent crime. He opened a co-working space dedicated to increasing diversity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and planned to meet Monday with police officials to discuss ways to prevent gang violence.
His debut studio album, “Victory Lap,” was nominated for best rap album at the Grammys last year and debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard chart. He had two children, Kross and Emani.
22-year-old author, journalist, and model Tyrah Majors recently launched a talk show that features one-on-one interviews with millennial’s who’ve started their own ventures.
The self-produced show, titled “Major Moves with Tyrah Majors” features anyone who is making “major moves” whether they be an entrepreneur, artist, designer, non-profit organizer, or anyone that is making a difference and a positive impact in the world.
First to create a talk show centered on entrepreneurship, Majors considers it to be a driving force for those who want to build a brand and are just looking for a little inspiration to do so.
“If there is one thing I know, it is that young people have so much power to influence other young people, especially in today’s culture of social media,” Majors said. “They tend to be driven and feel inspired when they see great things done by people like themselves.”
A range of business boomers from app creators to fashion designers have shared their story on Major Moves with Tyrah Majors. In her first episode, Majors spoke with two 24-year-olds about their journey in starting “Bev,” a rose wine company made by chicks.
The show is filmed in a TV studio at the University of Southern California (USC), where Majors is a full-time graduate student. As a journalism major, she is the very first student at USC to launch their own talk show on campus in this format.
Aside from producing and hosting her newest venture, the San Diego native is also a children’s book author. She published her first book titled “Grammy and Me” in 2017, telling the story about a young girl spending the day with her grandmother. The book centers on family values, and bringing characters of color into the forefront of the children’s media landscape.
Born and raised in San Diego, California, Tyrah Majors has grown her experience in the profession with news outlets including NBC, Tribune, and MUSE TV. Recently she shared with me her journey thus far with starting her show.
What inspired you to start your talk show?
“Major Moves” is something people would call me throughout undergraduate school, as a playoff of my last name. After I wrote my book, everyone started saying it because they thought it was a “Major Move.” So then I thought: there are so many people out there in the world doing great things and making moves, and it inspired me. I see it in my friends and family especially. I love telling stories and discovering new talents, so I figured why not give other people who are making “Major Moves” a platform to share theirs!”
What do you enjoy most about creating a platform for Entrepreneurs?
“It’s such a popular trend these days to start your own thing and build your own brand. There’s no problem with having a supervisor or working for a corporation, however I’m seeing this decrease more and more as the new generations start to enter the workforce. Everyone wants to start their own “thing,” and there are so many cool ideas just waiting to be shared! My favorite part about this job is giving those who are just starting out with their business, a platform to share their creativity and thinking. I like giving the up-and-comers their shine time, because frequently their slept on. Many times credit is only given to those with a blue verified check on Instagram. I like giving credit where it’s due.”
What do you want to accomplish next in your career for 2019?
“Well first off, finish my master’s degree. Throughout the rest of the year I want to continue to grow my platform, so the stories I report (that hopefully inspire people) reach a mass audience. I also am writing a second children’s book that I hope will be published by the beginning of 2020!”
What motivates you to keep going daily as a young entrepreneur in media?
“Every day I’m motivated by doing this job, being self-sufficient and seeing the reaction. I’m always looking for new content, ideas and innovations that’ll hopefully be the foundation to doing what I love forever. I look at others in the media industry who are in high positions of power and influence and think to myself, ‘wow, if they can do it, so can I. Also, I don’t know where I would be today if it wasn’t for the continuous support and advice from my family.”
How did you deal with any critics when you announced you were starting your show?
“Omg! I got so much criticism when I was first starting up this show. “No one is going to watch this, talk shows are for old people.” “You’re not going to get any views on this,” and much more. I took those negative comments and disregarded them, because I knew that if I didn’t pursue this, I would never know if I could. Now that I’m this far in, I don’t want to stop. Haters are always going to hate, you just got to keep on innovating!”
I absolutely love to hear the stories of our young entrepreneurs that are getting out here and taking their skills to the next level!
Connect with Tyrah Majors on Social Media and catch her show bi-weekly on Youtube by following @tyrahmajors on all platforms!
As temperatures plunged to life-threatening lows this week, more than 100 homeless people in Chicago unexpectedly found themselves with food, fresh clothes and a place to stay after a local real estate broker intervened.
The broker, Candice Payne, 34, said it was a “spur-of-the-moment” decision to help. “It was 50 below, and I knew they were going to be sleeping on ice and I had to do something,” she said on Saturday.
Ms. Payne contacted hotels and found 30 rooms available at the Amber Inn for Wednesday night at $70 per room. Temperatures in Chicago reached lows of minus 25 and minus 26 on Wednesday and Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.
After Ms. Payne paid for the rooms on a credit card, she asked on her Instagram account for anyone who could help transport the homeless people. Soon she had a caravan of cars, S.U.V.s and vans with volunteer drivers.
“We had to accommodate everyone. It was really overwhelming,” Ms. Payne said. “They were so appreciative. They couldn’t wait to get in a bath and lay in a bed.”
Ms. Payne bought toiletries, food, prenatal vitamins, lotions, deodorants and snacks and made care packages to help make the people feel comfortable. Restaurants donated trays of food, and many people called the inn.
I love hearing about good deeds being done to those who are less fortunate than us.
Atlanta rapper 21 Savage has been arrested as of Sunday by immigration officials who say he is illegally present in the United States.
The rapper, whose real name is Shayaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, came to the US in July 2005 aged 12 and failed to leave when his visa expired a year later, officials said.
An Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) spokesman said he is being held for removal proceedings.
A CNN reporter quoted an ICE spokesman as saying: “His whole public persona is false”.
BREAKING- @ICEgov spokesman tells me @21savage was taken into custody by ICE. “His whole public persona is false. He actually came to the U.S. from the U.K. as a teen and overstayed his visa.” MORE COMING
“Mr. Abraham-Joseph is presently in ICE custody in Georgia and has been placed into removal proceedings before the federal immigration courts,” ICE said in a statement. “ICE will now await the outcome of his case before a federal immigration judge to determine future actions.”
An attorney for Abraham-Joseph said his representatives were working to secure his release.