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In Case You Missed It: Basketball Wives Finale Recap

If you missed the season finale of Basketball Wives last night we have all the juicy, head-scratching, drink-throwing details. Suzie and Royce continued their conversation regarding Jennifer ditching their let’s-makeup-meeting. Although Royce acted as if Jennifer’s comments about her fashion sense (or lack thereof) didn’t bother her, she proved they did by reading tweets from Jen’s timeline. After Royce confirms, for the umpteenth time, that she would never be friends with Jennifer and Evelyn again we move to Los Angeles, CA where Shaunie and her manager meet with the heads of Chinese Laundry. Her goal: a shoe line that is affordable yet sexy.

Later on, we witness Suzie and Jen cake shopping for the upcoming divorce party. The two had some pretty horrific ideas for the cake and eventually selected one where the groom’s head was cut off and becomes the bride bouquet. The cameras focus on Evelyn and her fiancé Chad Ochocinco. Evelyn spotted Chad having lunch with an old friend and confronts him about the date. Finding it hard to believe that Chad finds it normal to hang with his old pals even if he is preparing his wedding, Evelyn is visibly upset by the fact that her future husband does not care about the media seeing him with other women. After a barrage of excuses and telling one another to the shut the f-ck up, the charming football superstar ends the argument with a smile and says, “I wanna f---”. That’s right, another dysfunctional romance.

We then move on to the long awaited divorce party. All the girls have gathered (minus Royce, of course) at the nightclub to celebrate Jen’s “freedom”. The highlight of the evening was the cake by far. It looked like a traditional wedding cake, except the groom was dead and the bride was holding his head in place of a bouquet. After laughs and drinks, Jen’s new boy toy Will stops by and they engage in an awkward amount of PDA. Al Reynolds drops by and presents Jen with a piñata made out of Eric’s likeness. With the help of Will, Jen breaks open the piñata to find condoms, money and lubricant inside.

The explosive finale ended with the much talked about confrontational dinner between Jen and Eric that started out so smooth, but the ex lovers rapidly threw jabs at each other. Eric says Jen is “nothing” and that when she turns 40 no man will want her.

The heated exchange was topped of with Jen throwing her drink at Eric as he was walking away – which angered him so he came back and splashed a beverage in her face, leaving her embarrassed and shocked.

Make sure you tune in to VH1 next Monday for the big Basketball Wives Season 3 reunion hosted by former NBA player John Salley.

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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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