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Thank God You Dodged A Bullet: Why You're Better Off Without Your Him

The summer has come back around and with it, all your ex boyfriends and lovers who are hoping for a summer fling, romp or who are just so bored that they couldn't think of anyone better to bother than YOU.

Our favorite break-up anthem songstress, Beyonce, has penned a new song for us all who want to leave our former lovers in the dust titled "Best Thing I Never Had". The line "You showed your ass and I saw the real you" can pretty much sum up most of the reasons why our relationships ended, if not for nastier reasons. My mother has used the saying "you dodged a bullet" more than once over the past couple of years in reference to failed relationship attempts, thus Beyonce hit it right on the head. In times like these when you're equally bored and looking for that summer romance Justin Timberlake crooned about, remember why you are indeed better off without him.

THE EGOMANIAC: He cared way too much about himself, his appearance, his friends, his job………do you see yourself anywhere in that equation? He had the ego of Kanye with none of the talent to back it up and quite frankly, no one needs a man like that. Eventually, you would have run yourself down and worn yourself out trying to cater to him, Him, and HIM.

THE STAGE 4 CLINGER: Love is amazing, don't get me wrong. Spending days and nights with your boyfriend/lover, cuddled up and totally into each other. Until that time becomes all the time and you aren't allowed to breathe, take a stroll or even scratch your ass without him wanting to participate. Relationships are most successful when both parties involved have their own separate lives and come together to blend the two, when the time is right. Sharing is caring, but sometimes a little room to breathe is necessary.

ALL BODY AND NO BRAINS: We've all had that guy who couldn't add 2+2, but it didn't matter because he was so damn good looking! Unfortunately, the appeal wears off and you want a little mental stimulation, not just the other kind. Though some of your needs might have been satisfied, a wealth of others weren't. Best to find a man who can hold a conversation, your heart, and whatever other body parts need holding.

MR. PUT A RING ON IT, AFTER WEEK 1: Beyonce asked for it and yes he does exist. A week after nightly phone calls and a few dates, he all but picked out your children's names, introduced you to his mom, talked about your wedding song and everything! Scary to say the least. Relationships need time to grow and you definitely need more than a week to get to know someone. Taking it slow never hurt anyone.

THE E-LOVER: He is there for you night and day whenever you call, but only in cyberspace and text message land. He doesn't really like meeting up often or chatting on the phone, but he'll answer your BBM messages, emails, tweets, facebook messages, and google chat in a heartbeat. There is nothing like face to face and physical interaction. "Computer Love" is just a cool song from the 1980's; get with someone who likes the "real-time" you.

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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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