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Presenting Mrs. LaLa Anthony, The First Lady & Her Royal Court

Recently LaLa Anthony-Vasquez was dubbed the "First Lady of The NBA" by the New York Times, in an article highlighting her marriage to the NBA New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony. The two have been married since 2010 as cameras filmed the ceremony for VH1 in their reality show, LaLa’s Full Court Wedding.

The Times asked:

Given their combined star power, good looks and obvious ambition, the question must be asked: Are Mr. and Mrs. Anthony campaigning to be the next Posh and Becks (Victoria and David Beckham)? Or perhaps a family-friendly version of Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom?

There is no doubt the couple is very stunning and persistent in promoting their brand. We all know with much fame comes the many critiques and scrutiny. The article also alludes back to a YouTube video when Mrs. Anthony was angrily escorted out of a Mavericks game in 2009 after confrontation against rowdy fans. On “The Wendy Williams Show” in March, Mrs. Anthony jokingly complained that none of the Knicks wives had introduced themselves to her yet pending her efforts.

“A lot of times with basketball players, their wives, and I’m not criticizing, but their life is just about the man,” said Mrs. Anthony. “What time is he getting home, why hasn’t he called me?”

Agreeing with the Times in referring to Mrs. Anthony as the NBA First Lady, here are some real honorable mention basketball wives, and not the ones featured on VH1:

  • Khloe Kardashian, wife of Lamar Odom: The reality famed TV star is just as focused on branding and expanding her power. Even before the marriage, like Mrs. Anthony, Khloe was taking care of herself and making moves. Seeing her candidness on television and interaction with her peers, Khloe is the down to earth chick we cannot get enough of.
  • Jackie Christie, wife of Doug Christie: Jackie has remained true to herself throughout her marriage with Doug Christie. She has even published material about fostering a healthy relationship. The couple re-marries every year on their wedding anniversary, complete with guests and festivities. There’s no way you cannot respect Mrs. Christie and her hustle. And not to mention home girl looks like she’ll kick your butt if you come at her sideways.
  • Vanessa Bryant, wife of Kobe Bryant: By default, we love Mrs. Bryant. Maybe because of sympathy though. Before the sudden fascination with basketball wives, Vanessa has always been viewed as one of the most interesting wives; mainly because of her life constantly being played out in the media. Even though her personality doesn’t warrant friendliness, she’s labeled the Queen B among basketball wives. She would definitely be in charge of the girls.

If you could add to the list, what other REAL basketball wives would you add to the court?

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Kelly Rowland Says Her Highly-Anticipated Project Is "Definitely Coming"

Six years ago, Kelly Rowland released her fourth studio album titled Talk a Good Game. The project boasted hit singles like "Kisses Down Low" and the transparent "Dirty Laundry." Now, the Houston native is preparing to release a project that'll surely satisfy fans' patient earbuds.

In an interview with Billboard, Rowland shared her hopes for putting out a new body of work and the pressure that she's encountered since she's been in the studio. "This is by far the longest, most pressure-filled process ever, only because I know what it's supposed to be and I have been so hard on myself. I know it," she said. "And it's the first time I've said it out loud. I've been extremely hard on myself. But it's definitely coming, and I'm more so excited about this project than anything else."

The news follows the recent release of Rowland's "Kelly" track, which was met with critical acclaim in November 2018. In addition to preparing the release of new music, the "Motivation" singer discussed fans' wish for a Destiny's Child reunion. The rumors have been fueled by social media photographs of Rowland with either Beyonce or Michelle or all three, especially during Beyonce's past Coachella performance. But Rowland assures readers that it's not what they think.

"It's so funny. I guess every time people see us together, they just see music but I see sisterhood, and that's what we are and that's what me, her, Michelle [Williams] and Solange and I are. People see us all together, they immediately think music. I'm like, no. Just family." As Rowland previously mentioned Solange, she hopes to one day work with her again.

"I'm a huge fan," she said. "I love her writing and how detailed and particular she is. I always wanted to figure out how the heck she has so many different layers of harmonies when she is constructing these vocals, and it's so complex but simple. It's genius. It's the genius in her genius mind that she has in there." One of the last times the pair collaborated was on Rowland's "Simply Deep" track off her debut solo album of the same name. Solange also penned a few songs off the same project. Fast forward to 2016, and Rowland's vocals were featured on Solange's iconic A Seat at the Table.

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Teyana Taylor To Pay Homage To Ballroom Culture In "WTP" Video

Teyana Taylor aims to keep her hot streak of innovative videos coming thanks to this recent announcement. Taking to Instagram on Wednesday (Jan. 9), the "Gonna Love Me" singer will show adoration to ballroom culture in the visual for "WTP."

Directed by Gregory "Beef" Jones, The Aunties Inc., and Taylor herself, the Harlemite takes viewers on her journey to the expression-filled space where she hopes to rack up 10s across the board from a group of judges. The premise of the video also seems to follow a mockumentary format airing on a fictional network named FEMTV. Alongside Taylor, other men and women get ready to display their talents and confidence on the ballroom floor.

"WTP" is featured on the mother-of-one's sophomore album, K.T.S.E., which was released in June 2018. While the rollout's controversy didn't entirely muddle the excitement behind the project's debut, Taylor said she was sold on the idea that her album would be treated as the biggest out of G.O.O.D. Music's string of releases last year.

"I didn't know ahead of time that there wouldn't be any singles or visuals. But I knew that it was going to be the five-album thing," she said during a HOT 97 interview. "[Kanye] wanted [my album] to be last, he wanted mine to be the biggest. That's the way they sauced it up. I was sold."

The video will debut on Jan. 19. Check out the teaser below.

 

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👀 1.19.19 👀 #WTP Directed by @teyanataylor & @ogbeefjones @theauntiesinc 🙏🏾🙌🏾🙏🏾 The wait is ALMOST over. 😏 @museumofsex

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Trina Braxton’s Ex-Husband, Gabe Solis, Dies After Battle With Cancer

Gabe Solis, the ex-husband of Trina Braxton, lost his battle with cancer, Thursday (Dec. 20),  TMZ reports. He was 43.

Solis passed away at his home in Texas, surrounded by friends and family, according to the outlet. No official details have been released about his passing.

Solis had reportedly been keeping his cancer battle private. His death came as a shock to his loved ones. On Friday (Dec. 21), Braxton seemingly mourned the loss of her ex-husband with a cryptic Instagram meme reading, “I need a hug..E bottle of wine.”

The former couple tied the knot in 2003, and appeared together on previous seasons of WEtv’s Braxton Family Values. Despite finalizing their divorce in 2015, Braxton and Solis confronted lingering issues from their marriage during an episode of Iyanla: Fix My Life, earlier in the year.

Braxton has since moved on to a new relationship, but remained friends with Solis.

 

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