Common Reveals He Was Molested As A Child In New Tell All Book

Common has opened about his childhood that sadly included being molested by a family friend when he was a child.

via Page Six:

Two years ago, the rapper was workshopping a scene for his role in “The Tale” with actress Laura Dern when he suddenly remembered the hair-raising moment from his past, he revealed in his new memoir “Let Love Have the Last Word.”

“One day, while talking through the script with Laura, old memories surprisingly flashed in my mind,” he wrote, according to People. “I caught my breath and just kept looping the memories over and over, like rewinding an old VHS tape…I said ‘Laura, I think I was abused.’”

The Grammy-winner said the incident happened when he was about 9 or 10 years old when he was growing up in Chicago.

“I was excited for a road trip I was about to take with my family. My mother; my godmother, Barbara; her son and my godbrother Skeet; and his relative, who I’ll call Brandon.”

When he arrived at his Aunt’s home in Cleveland, Common recalled how he and Brandon had to share a bed one night on the trip.

“At some point I felt Brandon’s hand on me,” he wrote. “I pushed him away. I don’t remember saying a whole lot besides ‘No, no, no.’”

The artist wrote that no matter how much he protested, the alleged abuser would not let up.

“He kept saying ‘It’s okay, It’s okay,’ as he pulled down my shorts and molested me. After he stopped he kept asking me to perform it on him. I kept repeating ‘No’ and pushing him away,” he wrote. “I felt a deep and sudden shame for what happened.”

Common, 47, believes he “buried” the memory of the assault, but is now seeking professional help to cope.

“I just pushed the whole thing out of my head,” he revealed. “Maybe it’s a matter of survival–Even now, two years after that flash resurgence of memories, as I’m writing, I’m still working through all of this in myself and with my therapist.”

While the star has never confronted Brandon about his devastating actions, and has not seen the alleged abuser in more than 25 years, Common says he has learned to forgive.

“I want to be a person who helps break cycles of violence,” he wrote. “This is love in action and I intend to practice it.”

Wish him nothing but healing and mental peace.

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Keyshia Cole Is Pregnant with Second Child

Congratulations are in order for Keyshia Cole.

The R&B songstress, 37, is expecting a baby with boyfriend Niko Khale, 23. She made a Instagram post to announce her pregnancy on Friday (May 3), posting a photo of herself on Catalina island holding her baby bump.

Glow Girl Glow

Nipsey Hussle Reportedly Shot 6 Times in Los Angeles

Nipsey Hussle was reportedly shot in Los Angeles on Sunday afternoon.

via TMZ:

Multiple sources tell us the rapper was gunned down Sunday in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, south of the Crenshaw area.

We’re told he was at his clothing store called the Marathon Clothing Company. He opened the place back in 2007 His condition is unknown at this point. Eyewitnesses in the area say they heard multiple shots fired.

Even crazier … Nipsey appears to have tweeted right before the shooting, and alluded to “enemies.” He wrote, “Having strong enemies is a blessing.”

Im shocked and sadden! I hope he’s okay!

Monica Files for Divorce From Husband Shannon Brown

Monica Brown has left her husband, former NBA player Shannon Brown.

The singer has filed for divorce.

via TMZ:

The singer filed the paperwork earlier this month in Atlanta. Monica and Shannon have a 5-year-old daughter named Laiyah together, and she has 2 sons from a previous relationship with rapper Rocko.

So far there are no details on whether she’s seeking child or spousal support … but we’ve learned Monica was unsuccessful in sealing the divorce docs.

The couple wed in 2010, but there was speculation they were separated in October 2018 … until she shared a loving photo of the 2 together on Instagram. She hasn’t been wearing her ring in Instagram photos for a few weeks though.

Monica famously claimed that Shannon — best known for his time with the Lakers — performed better on the court after he had sex with her … especially when he played for the Phoenix Suns.

I didnt see this coming.

Charlamagne Tha God On Old Mentor Wendy Williams ‘The Real Rehab She Needs Is From Kevin’

Wendy Williams’ is currently residing in a sober house, her husband Kevin’s mistress reportedly just gave birth last week, and now Wendy’s former friend amd coworker Charlamagne tha God is letting us in on why their friendship ended.

Charlamagne told Page Six “The real rehab she needs is from Kevin Hunter.”

via Page Six:

Famed New York “Breakfast Club” host Charlamagne Tha God — who was a mentee of Williams and a former pal of her husband — tells Page Six that his friendship with Hunter and Williams, who married in 1997, blew up over Sharina.

Charlamagne got his big break as Williams’ radio sidekick. The DJ and TV star — who began working with Williams on a radio show on 107.5 WBLS around 2006 — told us that he and Hudson (with whom he was not romantically involved) were longtime pals in their hometown of Columbia, South Carolina, and he had introduced Hunter to the woman at a party around that time.

When Charlamagne moved to New York for work with Williams, Hudson came too and they both moved into a condo — rent-free — owned by Williams and Hunter in Fort Lee, New Jersey.

It is believed at the time Hunter was paying for Hudson to go to school in the city to get a massage license, but Charlamagne believes Hunter was either hoping to start or had started an affair with her at the time.

Charlamagne claims that Hunter was unusually possessive over Hudson and furious with him for introducing her to other men. “Mind you, Kevin was married to Wendy at the time,” he said.“The reason Kevin Hunter and I fell out, and the reason why I don’t communicate with Wendy anymore is because of Sharina,” Charlamagne told us, describing an incident in 2009. “Kevin got upset because he thought Sharina liked one of my homeboys and he thought that I was hooking Sharina up [with other men].”

As Charlamagne and Williams continued to work together on their radio show, Hunter — Williams’ manager and a producer of her show — became more difficult, he claims. When she landed her syndicated daytime talk show in 2008, Charlamagne filmed street skits and interviews for Williams.

But he claims Hunter became even more controlling, and started to push him out. Hunter eventually fired Charlamagne, telling him never to contact Williams again, allegedly saying, “You are dead to us.”

After that incident, Charlamagne said, “Kevin has literally gone out of his way to try to stop my livelihood, to cut my head off and stop me from other jobs. He has done it a couple of times. Kevin has definitely got a couple of cease and desist letters from my attorney.”

He added that Williams — whom friends have described as being totally under the control of her husband, who manages all of her affairs — hasn’t spoken to him since, and even denied knowing who he was during an interview with Elvis Duran.

Ike Turner is that you!?.

Queen Latifah On Jussie Smollett : ‘Until Somebody Can Show Me Some Proof’ 

Queen Latifah is standing with Jussie Smollett.

In an interview with Yahoo News show , Queen says that she needs hard proof before she’s ready to believe the fact Jussie lied.

“Until somebody can show me some proof otherwise, I’m going with him. Cause the guy I’ve seen has always seen has always been someone who cares about people, who cares about others, and who’s very kind and who’s always been cool and sweet. And that’s just the guy I know. So until I can see some definitive proof — which I haven’t seen yet — then, you know, I gotta go with him until I see otherwise.”

Jussie has been charged with lying on a police report.

Remy Ma & Papoose Introduce ‘The Golden Child’

Awww We Finally Get To See “The Golden Child!”

Remy Ma and Papoose let us in their world today and shared baby girl, Reminisce MacKenzie Mackie, during an TV appearance on “The Real.”

Mama Remy shared with us, “Everybody always names their sons after their dad and I just thought…hmm…I think we need another Remy in the world.”

In a post on her Instagram page, Remy Ma wrote:

Reminisce MacKenzie
“The Golden Child”
Born December 14th
7pounds and 2 ounces

We’re still on the west coast so I missed my baby tv debut (tune in to watch The Real on Fox network today) but waking up to her on my timeline put the biggest smile on my face; it’s so weird seeing her on social media.

This baby is EVERYTHING me & her father, my husband @papoosepapoose prayed she would be and EVEN MORE!

Thank you to all the pages that are being respectful of our family and an even bigger thank you to my @therealdaytime family…I love & appreciate you all so much; so glad she got to meet all her aunties & uncles 🥰 #RemyMa #TheGoldenChild #Mac #KenzieGirl #Remi

Proud papa Papoose added:

I give god the glory for her everyday! 🙏🏾 She’s more than I ever dreamed of! Thank you @remyma It’s nothing I would not do for her 🙏🏾 🙏🏾 All Hail #thegoldenchild #underrated #blacklove #thegoldenchild wowwwwwwwwwww My little Snookems
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Baby Remy is a beauty!