AALIYAH'S ESTATE SPEAKS ON THE ABSENCE OF HER MUSIC ON STREAMING SERVICES: Aaliyah's estate released a statement on what would have been her 42nd birthday (January 16th) and addressed the absence of her music on streaming services. The statement read, “While we share your sentiments and desire to have Aaliyah‘s music released, we must acknowledge that these matters are not within our control and, unfortunately, take time. Our inability to share Aaliyah’s music and artistry with the world has been as difficult for us as it has been for all of you. Our priority has always been and will continue to be Aaliyah‘s music.” The statement continued, “In the meantime, however, we are working diligently to protect what is in our control — Aaliyah‘s brand, legacy, and intellectual property. In doing so, we will continue to release unique and exciting projects to keep Aaliyah‘s legacy and light shining. While we understand this many be challenging, we need the support of the fans Aaliyah loved so dearly, until we can resolve all the issues in freeing her music.”
TAMAR BRAXTON SAYS WE TV IS RESPONSIBLE FOR HER GETTING FIRED FROM 'THE REAL': Tamar Braxton is now saying that WE TV was responsible for her getting fired from The Real back in 2016. During an episode of her podcast Tamar Under Construction, Tamar told NeNe Leakes, “Do you know that years later, what I had heard through the grapevine what really happened. I heard that that network that I was working with at the time would not sign off, and allowed me and them girls to fall out in public, almost ruined my whole career, my livelihood, everything that I’ve worked for, and never said one time, didn’t say ‘Okay you’re the star of the network, we’re gonna have a meeting with you, we don’t want you to do the show no more.'” She added, “At least give me a heads up but no…pulled the plug and ain’t say nothing and allowed Loni to take the fall, Adrienne, Jeannie, Tamera, and myself. We up here battling and fighting as Black girls and they don’t care. Scratching and battling and pointing fingers. We’re not on a reality show, this is real life. When does reality TV stop being reality TV?”
RAZ-B SLAMS CHRIS STOKES: 'THE TRUTH WILL COME OUT': Raz-B took to social media, seemingly throwing shots at his former mentor and cousin Chris Stokes. As previously reported, Raz has accused Stokes of molesting him and other members of B2K. He said in the clip, “When I see you, I’m smacking the sh*t out of your a*s. I wanna catch a fade, n*gga.”
KERI HILSON TO STAR IN TV ONE FILM 'DON'T WASTE YOUR PRETTY': Keri Hilson is set to star in a new TV One film called Don't Waste Your Pretty — which is based on a novel by Demetria L. Lucas. According to Rap-Up, the film is about a group of “tightly knit friends as they sort out their turbulent life and love issues.” In addition to Hilson, Greenleaf's Deborah Joy Winans, Redaric Williams of The Young And The Restless, Jasmine Burke, Kaye Singleton and Rainey Branch also star in the film. The film will air on TV One on February 28th, 2021 at 8pm EST.