Sharon Osbourne Slams Wendy Williams For Being "So Dark" & "Mean"

The latest season Wendy Williams self-titled talk show has people talking. First, it was Tamar Braxton’s visit that sparked another feud with her former The Real hosts and now a comment Wendy made about Christie Brinkley, suggesting she faked a shoulder and wrist injury on Dancing with the Stars has people talking. Sharon Osbourne, who’s friends with Christine, couldn’t hold back from slamming Wendy for being “so dark” and “so mean constantly.”

“I have to go in on Wendy on this because not so long ago, Wendy was not in a very good place,” Sharon vented. “Why is it, no matter what this woman goes through in her life, her ups and downs, which we all do, but obviously hers were more public, and she’s a 55-year-old woman that relapsed again on drugs … and the thing is nobody gave her a hard time. It was just love, support to her.”

Sharon Osbourne Slams Wendy Williams For Being "So Dark" & "Mean"
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Sharon added: “Why does she have to be so mean? What is it within you that is so dark that you can’t seem to get it out when the world shows you love and wishes you well on the rest your journey your life, you are so dark inside, so mean constantly.”

We’ll see how Wendy responds if she does. 

Jeannie Mai Opens Up About Dating Jeezy

Jeezy and Jeannie Mai are going strong.

For the first time since going public with their relationship last month, the daytime talk show host, 40, opened up about dating the rapper, 41, during the season premiere of “The Real” on Monday.

Mai and Jeezy first got to know each other in November and hit it off. “Getting to know him has been one of the most beautiful experiences of my life,” she said of the man she calls “J.” “He’s introspective, he’s passionate, he’s incredibly deep, he’s a visionary, he’s a great leader, he’s an amazing servant to his community.”

“What’s crazy is that the things that I’ve been criticized for my whole life and in my past relationships—’Jeannie, you’re too deep, you think about things too much. Like why’s everything gotta have a purpose?’” she said. “And I’m not one for small talk or small conversations. I wanna know, ‘Why do you think the way you do? What brought you to look at things the way you do? Who are you? Who’s important to you?’ And I found my equal,” she said to cheers from her co-hosts.

They met on set of “The Real” and went out on a date that lasted eight hours. “Four hours later, we shut down the sushi restaurant, we had the most amazing deep talk about our greatest lessons in life, our greatest mistakes, it was super vulnerable.”

After dinner, he asked her to go salsa dancing with him. “We go dancing, we close out the club, he’s an amazing dancer, by the way,” she said. “He looks at me, he goes, ‘Can I give you a homework assignment? … I want you to think about the last eight hours we spent together. And think about what do you envision us doing together? What do you picture me being in your life? If this matches my notes, I will pursue you. If not, we’re cool to be friends.’”

The couple stepped out to the inaugural SnoBall Gala at the Waldorf Astoria in Atlanta last month. They were all smiles as they walked arm-in-arm at the charity event, which raised funds for Jeezy’s non-profit organization Street Dreamz.

Jeezy has remained coy about the relationship, but has posted photos of them coupled up on Instagram. “Life is amazing… She’s amazing too,” he recently told “Entertainment Tonight.”

Mai first addressed romance rumors with Jeezy on “The Real” in January after a photo of them surfaced online. “You guys know that I’m multi-dating and Jeezy and I hang out,” she said. “He’s very special to me. So we don’t really have a label to define what it is we’re doing. We’re just having a good time together.”

Both were previously in longterm relationships. Jeezy was engaged to Mahi, the mother of his daughter, Amra Nor. Mai was married to Freddy Harteis for 10 years before filing for divorce in 2017.

James Harden, Russell Westbrook Look Like BFFs At Drake’s Show In Vegas

Houston Rockets teammates James Harden and Russell Westbrook made the trip to Las Vegas this past weekend to take in Drake‘s concert at XS Nightclub at the Encore.

As seen in the footage embedded below, the former NBA MVPs were seen dancing together while Drizzy performed Sicko Mode just feet away.

As for how the pairing will mesh on the court in the upcoming season, The Beard doesn’t seem concerned about their ability to co-exist. 

“It’s like, yo, we’ll figure it out,” Harden said in a recent interview with GQ. “Everything isn’t necessarily going to be smooth at first, there are going to be ups and downs, and that’s part an 82-game season. Hopefully, by the end the season, we’ve caught a rhythm and everybody is on the same page going into the playfs. That’s all you can ask for.

He continued: “There’s a different kind relationship and communication that we have, a different type excitement that we have for each other. We don’t really care or pay attention to what other people say or think.”

Last season, Harden finished second to Giannis Antetokounmpo in the MVP race, as he led the league in scoring with 36.1 points per game to go along with 7.5 assists and 6.6 rebounds. Meanwhile, Westbrook averaged a triple-double for the third consecutive season, averaging 22.9 points, 11.1 rebounds and 10.7 assists per night.

The superstar duo, who last played together as teammates in OKC during the 2011-12 season, will kickf the new season at home against Giannis and the Bucks on October 24.

Lamar Odom Explains Why "Dancing With The Stars" Is Harder Than The NBA

Lamar Odom is no longer in the NBA but that hasn’t stopped him from being active in the limelight. Of course, Odom had a very public marriage with Khloe Kardashian and this relationship put many his own issues on full display. Odom is no stranger to the cameras and at this point in his career, it’s clear that he is more comfortable with the camera present than without. With this in mind, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Odom agreed to be a part the 28th season the hit reality game show, Dancing with the Stars

During an interview with US Weekly, Odom opened up about some the challenges he has faced while working on the show and as it turns out, “DWTS” is a lot harder than it looks. Odom went so far as to say that learning to dance has been much harder than his years in the NBA.

Lamar Odom Explains Why "Dancing With The Stars" Is Harder Than The NBA

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“For me there is no comparison,” Odom said. “One comes naturally to me and one I have to learn. I would have to say DWTS is harder.”

It will be interesting to see how Odom fairs on the show. Athletes have typically done very well on “DWTS” so perhaps he can find a way to shine and bring home the grand prize.

Delonte West Allegedly Seen Dancing Under Dallas Bridge While Homeless

Delonte West has been in the news lately and it isn’t exactly for all the right reasons. Just a few weeks back, some fans spotted a man living on the street who happened to have the exact same tattoos as West. During his NBA career, the Dallas Mavericks star struggled with mental illness and addiction, which led some to speculate that he could be in a bad place right now. Other fans weren’t so quick to jump to conclusions as they figured there could be a larger story at play here.

Fans are now speculating even more about West’s condition as a man who resembles him was seen under a bridge in Dallas, dancing. There is no telling if this is really West or not but fans are concerned and are even trying to get Mavericks owner Mark Cuban involved so that he can get West some help.

Some people on Twitter have come out and said that they’ve seen West on their way to work before and that he is adamant he’s okay, although the people are still concerned. If West is in bad shape, perhaps it would be wise for the NBA to get involved and fer some kind solution.

We wish West nothing but the best moving forward.

Jennifer Lopez & Jimmy Fallon Impress With Their Knowledge Of "Music Video Dancing"

We’ve known forever that Jennifer Lopez can dance and she’s proved it time and time over in all her music videos and stage performances. The 50-year-old took her skills to another level in her soon to be released film Hustlers when she learned how to bust out moves on the stripper pole but if that wasn’t enough to prove her techniques, then the recent video her music video dance knowledge will secure her as a top dancer. 

The “Dinero” singer was a recent host on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and together the duo showed f their dancing moves to some the most classic tunes in the vault. From “Waterfalls,” the Macarena, “Here It Goes Again,” “Bye Bye Bye,” “Single Ladies” and so much more, Jimmy and Jennifer prove to be the ultimate dancing duo. 

During her visit, Jennifer admitted that she didn’t know how to pole dance before her Hustlers film and had to hit up Cardi B for advice. “I remember I called Cardi, Cardi’s in the movie as well—Cardi B—and I was like ‘You have to be in this movie, you know this world, you could teach us,'” she said. “I was like, ‘I’m learning how to pole dance. This is really hard!’ She goes, ‘Oh yeah, it took me years years to master but now I’m great at it!’ I was like, ‘Well, then you have to be in the movie!'”

Megan Thee Stallion’s Friend Comically Interrupts Her Twerk Session

Sometimes, you’ve just got to appreciate the way you look in the mirror when you’re truly feeling yourself. Megan Thee Stallion is an advocate for body positivity, always showing f her favorite angles online and letting fans appreciate her natural beautyIn interviews, the H-Town Hottie has said that she has never gotten plastic surgery to enhance her body, leaving everything the way she was born and looking damn great as she is. During her most recent twerk show on social media, the superstar was loving her body in the mirror when she decided to turn around, give her fans a show, and then cause everyone to crack up.

Megan Thee Stallion's Friend Comically Interrupts Her Twerk Session
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Once Meg felt she had done enough dancing, she turned the camera on her friend, hairstylist Jonathan Wright, who cranked some hilarious moves in the next room. Everything was on track to be another addition to the rapper’s sexiest videos list but Wright made sure to flip that script, grinning and acting like a goy next to her. Clearly, these two are great friends and comfortable acting silly around each other.

Megan Thee Stallion’s rise to the top the industry has been documented thoroughly throughout the last few months. She continues to improve and, with the success “Hot Girl Summer,” she’s earned herself a spot in this competitive business. Watch the video below.

Klay Thompson Heckles Players & Dances With GF At Cubs Game: Watch

Klay Thompson is lowkey one the funniest players in the entire NBA. Whether it be his bizarre fashion choices or deadpan comments to the media, Thompson is always amusing us with some sort wacky antics. This past weekend, Thompson decided to bring his antics to a Chicago Cubs game where he sat beside his girlfriend and Chicago native, Laura Harrier. The two were enjoying some beer and peanuts at the game, although it was clear that Thompson had some other activities on his mind.

At one point, Milwaukee Brewers slugger Christian Yelich went up to bat and Thompson had some choice words for the star as he heckled him. From there, Thompson could be seen dancing in his seat alongside Harrier who seemed amused by her boyfriend’s actions.

Thompson and Harrier had broken up earlier this year but recently they have been back together and appear to be going strong. The two even went on vacation so it’s clear the two are back on. Thompson certainly knows the way to Harrier’s heart as he continues to go to Cubs games with her.

Perhaps this rekindling will even help with his ACL recovery which is expected to last into the early stages 2020.

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Rapsody "Eve" Review

Though women have always been instrumental in hip-hop, there’s a tendency to not only disregard their efforts in the genre but to excessively pit them against one another. Rapsody is frequently used as the catch-all “lyrical” benchmark to an emerging artist, who ten has nothing in common with her other than being a woman. It’s as though we have a limited collective RAM for discussing the women in hip-hop and Rapsody is trying to change that. On her latest project Eve, Rapsody looks to unify and exalt the black woman in all her forms by drawing inspiration from her favorite heroes.

It’s wild that in 2019 people must be reminded that women aren’t monolithic, that sex appeal and lyricism aren’t mutually exclusive. This may come as a surprise to some people but women can be multifaceted. Even the dichotomy rapper and woman rapper is an unnecessary one and it’s interesting to see Rapsody simultaneously raise up her black female identity while also demanding her accolades as one the best the generation, period. As she says on “Cleo”, “Now they say I ain’t elite / On to the next/ I don’t take time to address opinions that ain’t 9th, Dre, or Jay-)/ Only rap radars I need are them and the streets / Be careful, the validations y’all seek.” Whether you’re tuned in or not Rapsody is already here to stay.

Not only is each title taken from the names powerful black women but most the project’s references do the same. From threats to “set it f like Jada P with the box braids,” or on Woopie where she says, “they gon’ make a sister act up, Angela Bassett/ Blow the whole car up, I ain’t even gassin’,” to being “Misty Copeland ten toes down dancing around the odds”. It’s refreshing to hear women rapped about as the executor action rather than a simple prop. The album calls for the empowerment all black women, not simply the ones falling into whatever predisposed definition respectability or desirability. Despite the fact that “Nobody tells you how to survive as a black woman” everyone seems to be comfortable with policing and dictating their experience. Through the invocation these historical figures in her rhymes, Rapsody reclaims the narratives and fills the void with women and their stories. 

A majority the production comes courtesy 9th Wonder, who crafted a diverse soundscape ranging from Tupac and Phil Collins samples to a flip Nina Simone’s “Strange Fruit.” The rest the production was handled by Nottzz, Eric G, Krysis, and Mark Byrd. Though Rapsody shoulders the brunt the rapping responsibilities, she occasionally passes the mic to one her very talented guest artists, reaching across several generations and facets hip-hop. Reyna Bey’s spoken word segments are spellbinding. Wutang veteran GZA pops up for an esoteric verse about space selfies. D’Angelo makes an appearance. Masked Brooklynite Leikeli47 delivers a smooth performance on “Oprah”. J Cole has a verse about his wife giving birth on “Sojourner” and JID does his thing on “Iman.”  While it’s nice hearing Rapsody spar with them, the crown for best feature on the album has to go to Queen Latifah on the heartwarming and nostalgic “Hatshepsut.”

Despite the seriousness topics like self-determination, sexism, and colorism, there’s a playfulness pervading the album that slightly lightens the thematic load. It’s best displayed on “Iman,” as she tongue-in-cheekily checks JID after he says “behind every great man is a bad bitch, handling shit.” Once again channeling Queen Latifah, Rapsody keeps him on his toes, asking him “I appreciate your eloquence, but who the fuck you calling a bitch?” It is exactly this sort whimsical energy that prevents the album from ever coming f as insincere or preachy. With her wit and lyricism remaining sharp as ever, Eve is a powerful follow up to Laila’s Wisdom, she further cements her claim in hip-hop as well as her place in a long spiritual lineage badass women.As she affirms on “Whoopie,” Rapsody is a rapper’s rapper most concerned with crafting quality hip-hop. Once again she’s proven herself capable doing exactly that, providing one the most polished and conceptually cohesive rap albums the year. 

#DXCLUSIVE: Asian Da Brat & DÁVIDEBĒNDÁVID Take Over Japan In "KYOTO KUSH" Video

HipHopDX Premiere – Although it might look like you’re watching some kind of animé acid trip, Asian Da Brat and designer/sometimes rapper DÁVIDEBĒNDÁVID’s new video for “KYOTO KUSH” simply puts the animation tools they had at their disposal to good use, lending the colorful affair a psychedelic vibe.

Shot in Kyoto, Japan, the appropriately titled visual finds both artists strolling through the streets while immersed in a strange video game world.

“I wanted sumo wrestlers and dancing geishas,” DÁVIDEBĒNDÁVID tells HipHopDX. “Dreams come true in this film that merges fashion, music and a deep imagination of bringing an idea to life. Filming ‘Kyoto Kush’ with Asian Doll in Japan, the home of animation, was better than any drug.”

Asian Da Brat and DÁVIDEBĒNDÁVID (or David Ben David) first met at the Sprayground office after connecting on Instagram to discuss a fashion photo shoot in Asia.

Out of that meeting, “KYOTO KUSH” was born, DBD’s first collaboration track and Asian Da Brat’s first fashion and music collaboration.

Watch the visual above.

#DXCLUSIVE: Asian Da Brat & DÁVIDEBĒNDÁVID Take Over Japan In "KYOTO KUSH" Video

HipHopDX Premiere – Although it might look like you’re watching some kind of animé acid trip, Asian Da Brat and designer/sometimes rapper DÁVIDEBĒNDÁVID’s new video for “KYOTO KUSH” simply puts the animation tools they had at their disposal to good use, lending the colorful affair a psychedelic vibe.

Shot in Kyoto, Japan, the appropriately titled visual finds both artists strolling through the streets while immersed in a strange video game world.

“I wanted sumo wrestlers and dancing geishas,” DÁVIDEBĒNDÁVID tells HipHopDX. “Dreams come true in this film that merges fashion, music and a deep imagination of bringing an idea to life. Filming ‘Kyoto Kush’ with Asian Doll in Japan, the home of animation, was better than any drug.”

Asian Da Brat and DÁVIDEBĒNDÁVID (or David Ben David) first met at the Sprayground office after connecting on Instagram to discuss a fashion photo shoot in Asia.

Out of that meeting, “KYOTO KUSH” was born, DBD’s first collaboration track and Asian Da Brat’s first fashion and music collaboration.

Watch the visual above.

#DXCLUSIVE: Asian Da Brat & DÁVIDEBĒDÁVID Take Over Japan In "KYOTO KUSH" Video

HipHopDX Premiere – Although it might look like you’re watching some kind of animé acid trip, Asian Da Brat and designer/sometimes rapper DÁVIDEBĒNDÁVID’s new video for “KYOTO KUSH” simply puts the animation tools they had at their disposal to good use, lending the colorful affair a psychedelic vibe.

Shot in Kyoto, Japan, the appropriately titled visual finds both artists strolling through the streets while immersed in a strange video game world.

“I wanted sumo wrestlers and dancing geishas,” DÁVIDEBĒDÁVID tells HipHopDX. “Dreams come true in this film that merges fashion, music and a deep imagination of bringing an idea to life. Filming ‘Kyoto Kush’ with Asian Doll in Japan, the home of animation, was better than any drug.”

Asian Da Brat and DÁVIDEBĒDÁVID (or David Ben David) first met at the Sprayground office after connecting on Instagram to discuss a fashion photo shoot in Asia.

Out of that meeting, “KYOTO KUSH” was born, DBD’s first collaboration track and Asian Da Brat’s first fashion and music collaboration.

Watch the visual above.

Buddie Of Dem Franchize Boyz Passes Away After Cancer Battle

Atlanta, GA – Dem Franchize Boyz rapper Buddie (real name Gerald Tiller) has passed away. According to an Instagram post from Jermaine Dupri, who signed the group to his So So Def imprint in the mid-2000s, Buddie succumbed to an undisclosed form of cancer.

“‘They call me Doctor Doc
I prescribe what a nigga need,’” he wrote in the caption. “#ripbuddy may your soul rest easy #demfranchiseboyz. #fuckcancer

Dupri’s caption partly references one of Buddie’s lines from “Lean wit It Rock wit It,” their breakout hit from their 2006’s So So Def debut, On Top Of Our Game.

Produced by Parlae, the song peaked at No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 1 on the Hot Rap Tracks chart upon its release. The subsequent video catapulted snap dancing into the mainstream and help take their career to another level.

That same year, Korn and Dem Franchize Boyz released a mash-up of their respective hits, “Coming Undone” and “Lean wit It Rock wit It.”

The surviving members of the group, Parlae, Pimpin’ and Jizzal Man, paid tribute on their own Instagram account. Although they didn’t say much, they shared several photos of Buddie throughout their career.

“R.I.P Buddie,” one of the caption reads. “you Will be Missed #demfranchizeboyz>

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Chris Brown Rocks Pink Tie-Dye Hair & New Face Tat On “Indigoat” Tour

It looks like Chris Brown is changing things up right now while on his “Indigoat” tour. Last night, the R&B singer was spotted in Tacoma, Washington performing on stage with some vibrant pink & purple tie-dye hair (see below). It’s unclear as for why he did the sudden hair change, but it’s something we’ve come accustom to with Breezy over the years.

However, that wasn’t the only thing that was new about Chris. He also was spotted rocking a new face tattoo as well a shoe on his right cheek. It’s located right above his jawline and below his right ear too. Its anyone’s guess as for why Chris might get a shoe tattoo’d on his face, but hopefully there’s a good explanation for it. Maybe it has something to do with his dancing? (see 2nd slide below for closer look at tattoo)

Chris started his “Indigoat Tour” just the other night in Portland, Oregon where he kicked things f in style. Check out highlights from that night right here, and be sure to see Chris in a city near you. Other acts on the bill include Tory Lanez, Ty Dolla Sign, Joyner Lucas, and Yella Beezy. 

Lamar Odom & Ray Lewis Cast In "Dancing With The Stars"

Once Laker-great and sixth man the year, Lamar Odom has found a way staying in the headlines long passed his career’s end. Whether it’s his relationship with the Kardashian family or being the subject numerous controversies (one which resulting in an iconic Steven A Smith rant), Odom has always found a way to remain topically relevant. Now, that relevance continues through a Dancing with the Stars casting

Lamar Odom & Ray Lewis Cast In "Dancing With The Stars"
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With season 28 the show looming, the upcoming cast for it’s next outing has been announced. Alongside the aforementioned Odom, the newest season Dancing with the Stars will include NFL Hall–Famer Ray Lewis, former White House press secretary, and target a viral SNL run by Melissa McCarthy, Sean Spicer and more. Spicer has previously been recruited to join a Dancing with the Stars cast. The show attempted to court him soon after his resignation in 2017. Other notable cast members include Ally Brooke, Kel Mitchell, Kate Flannery, and Mary Wilson. The pressional pairings for each cast member have not yet been announced.

Season 28 Dancing with the Stars is scheduled to premiere on Septemeber 16th on ABC. For a full list the cast look here.