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Vixens Reveal Their Best, Worst & Dream Valentine's Day Experiences

Happy Valentine’s Day from Vibe Vixen! In honor of this day of love, we snagged a few of our fave Vixens to talk about their best, worst and dream V-Day dates, past and present. Read what each lady had to say about her special (or not-so-special) cupid experiences.

Keri Hilson’s steamy V-Day date: This was about six or seven years ago but it was a boyfriend. I did a really sexy scavenger hunt around his apartment and I hid clues all around his apartment with gifts. I would give a clue to the next gift – under his mattress, in his closet. Some of the gifts were edible massage oil, furry handcuffs, love dice, another was a card with my heartfelt feelings, and the last one I was wearing [laughs].

Marsha Ambrosius' best V-Day date: It wasn't really a date, it was a 76ers vs. Lakers game spent with Dre & Vidal (philly producers) laughing at everyone else on dates. It was the best Valentines though 🙂

Dawn’s past V-Day dates: I never had a worse because I have an amazing father. If no one else gives me a gift, Dad makes sure every woman in the house has a flower, whether it’s my mom, me, cousins, whatever. Every woman gets a flower or a candy. That’s how he is. I grew up with an amazing father and brother. That’s the bad part! When you grow up with that, men don’t amount to that amazing-ness. You’re looking for someone to be as great as they are. The shortage of great men is huge right now, so there are not a lot of great men to do those things anymore. It’s few and in between now. It’s a great thing having a good father, but nobody lives up to that expectation.

Nia Long's idea of a standard V-Day date: I'm a very simple girl. I like quality verses quantity so a great dinner I love being near the ocean so if it’s near the ocean or on the beach or a walk. We can go see a movie. That’s easy. I don’t require a lot. The most important thing for me is honesty because I don’t like not being told the whole story so just honesty and just being open.

Keyshia Dior’s dest V-Day date:
I went on a little island with the boyfriend I had at the time, and it was just us. Nice hotel that was on the beach, but it was surrounded by water. It was really nice. We had strawberries with chocolate [laughs]. Wine, jet skis… I was on the beach in a long, flowing dress; I remember the whole thing!

Ester Dean's dream V-Day date:
My perfect Valentine's Day is to get a bunch of diamonds [laughs] and a dude bringing them. Whether I get them for myself or someone else gets them for me, I want lots of pink diamonds and some Christian Louboutin. I believe in manifesting shit [laughs].

Melanie Fiona's best (single girl) V-Day date:
For a good Valentine’s Day, last year when I spent the day without a Valentine, I went to the movies with my best friends and I felt really, really good about that. I felt like, rather than feeling sad about not having a Valentine on Valentine’s Day, I and my girlfriends went to the movies, we went out to dinner and we just had a really nice day. I got to see like three awesome movies. That was probably one of my biggest Valentine’s Days.

Somaya Reece’s best V-Day date:
I was having a really hard time because my grandmother had passed away, and I remember one particular guy did something so romantic for me every single month. We’d fly somewhere every month for our date night, so I was expecting Valentine’s Day to be something like that, but my Valentine took me on my dream vacation! Mind you, this is a nine-to-five working guy and he saved up his money to take me on this $8,000 trip. Everything was perfect! We had a beachfront property all to ourselves and he gave me a promise ring, a beautiful music note charm, and it was just perfect!

BONUS! Melanie V-Day shocker:
If I had to chose a celebrity crush to escort me to the Grammys, I would take Anderson Cooper as my date. I have it bad for him! I have it bad for a man who is intelligent, stands for something and has that salt and pepper hair. I love it! -As told to Niki McGloster, Keith Murphy and Diane "Shabazz" Varnie

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In the second part of his Twitter rant, Kanye claimed that his phone call with Drizzy took a violent turn. "Drake called trying to threatened me," he wrote. "So Drake if anything happens to me or anyone from my family you are the first suspect. So cut the tough talk."

It's unclear what Drake may have said to Kanye, but the Kids See Ghosts artist definitely seemed to be bothered by the situation.

Ye also touched on their previous feud, in which he claimed Drake was taunting him in public, but would refuse to sit down and hash out their differences. "How you gone text Kris but not speak to me," he said, referencing his mother-in-law Kris Jenner.

As previously mentioned, Kanye's latest tirade comes shortly after the rapper put Drake on blast for not returning his phone calls. He stopped tweeting for a short period when he announced that Drake had finally given him a call.

While Kanye stated that he would not physically harm Drake like "MTV boxing," he did say that he would not be bullied or threatened by him any longer. "You trying to be a bully. I never been bullied in my life and I never will be," he said. "That’s why I made it this far in a pink polo."

Check out Kanye's Twitter rant below.

Drake called trying to threatened me

— ye (@kanyewest) December 14, 2018

So drake if anything happens to me or anyone from my family you are the first suspect So cut the tough talk

— ye (@kanyewest) December 14, 2018

It just doesn’t sit right on my spirit

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He be texting people I know like it’s cool But won’t sit and talk with me

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There would never be a drake without a Kanye west so never come out your mouth with a threat

— ye (@kanyewest) December 14, 2018

We both too high profile for you to actually do something to me

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You [email protected] people with mental health issues

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You say all this shut to me but won’t say none of that to J prince

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Talk tough to real gangsters bro

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You trying to be a bully. I never been bullied in my life and I never will be. That’s why I made it this far in a pink polo

— ye (@kanyewest) December 14, 2018

I’m up for talking. We need to show all of these fans that black men [email protected] without someone ending up dead or in jail

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We need to show the world that we will speak without someone ending up dead or in jail

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Drake I’m not going to physically fight you like it’s MTV boxing

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Pharrell And Robin Thicke To Pay $5 Million In "Blurred Lines" Lawsuit

Marvin Gaye's estate has finally settled its lawsuit against Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke regarding their 2013 hit single "Blurred Lines." A federal judge reportedly ordered the duo to fork over nearly $5 million in damages to the Gaye family, Billboard reports.

According to a ruling from Judge John A. Kronstadt, Thicke, Williams and William's company More Water From Nazareth Publishing Inc. will each have to pay $2,848,846.50 in damages. Thicke will have to pay an additional $1,768,191.88 and Williams and his publishing company will pay another $357,630.96 to the Gaye family in separate payments regarding their lawsuit. In total, the damages amount to $4,983,766.85.

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Oprah Responds To Viral Video Of Her Eating Unseasoned Chicken

A hilarious old video of Oprah Winfrey making an uncomfortable face as she dives into a piece of unseasoned chicken has been circulating the Internet all week. While these sort of silly videos wouldn't usually garner a response from the billionaire, Oprah surprised everyone when she shared a video explaining the chicken-eating experience and her initial reaction.

To give you some context, the video is a clip from The Oprah Winfrey Show in 2006, in which O invited her guest Anna Ginsberg to make her award-winning chicken dish. After one bite, it became clear that Oprah wasn't too pleased with the chicken's bland taste. She even asked at the time if she could add a little seasoning.

I often think about the time Oprah did a cooking segment with a woman whose chicken recipe won $1 million, and Oprah's jaw dropped when she tasted it and realized the lady didn't even add seasoning pic.twitter.com/rfs7PS1Jc3

— Spencer Althouse (@SpencerAlthouse) December 9, 2018

Now, more than 10 years later, Oprah is setting the record straight. In her new video posted on Instagram on Thursday (Dec. 13), she noted that she likes to provide a pleasurable experience for her guests but also live in her truth. On that particular day, she was presented with a dilemma. "I was having a moment of trying to decide: Do I want her to have a great time? What is my real moment of truth?" she said. "Because the truth for me was that I'm used to having salt and pepper on my chicken. That's just the truth...That's what I was thinking, 'This chicken needs some salt and pepper.'"

So that's that; Oprah has spoken. She may have played it off at the time, but like many others, she would prefer her chicken with seasoning.


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