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Vixen Exclusive: "Bad Girl" Judi Jai Brings Voodoo To New Orleans House, Wants To Start Lip Gloss Line

Season seven of Oxygen’s hit series The Bad Girls Club has proved no different, with a cast as vibrant and alive as the city of New Orleans that they live in.

Judi Jai a.k.a. “Voodoo Vixen” has definitely brought the laughs and the crazy to this season and is unapologetic for it. VIBE Vixen got a chance to speak with the 22-year-old from Olympia Fields, IL as she details what sets her apart from her cast mates, what she learned from the house and how the blogs don’t phase her. -Camille Travis
Have you always been a bad girl?
Definitely! I’ve always been a bad girl because I always did things my way. Because I’m the only child everything is usually my way.

Tell us one of your best stories!
To be honest, doing The Bad Girls Club was [the best story] because it was shot in New Orleans, and Creole, that’s my culture! A lot of my family live in New Orleans, so I got to learn so much about myself and where I came from.

What makes you a “bad girl” and different from all other bad girls from previous seasons?
Simply because I play by my rules, and I’m able to be myself. I wasn’t the girl trying to run the house; I was there to have fun, drink and be on TV.

 

What was your biggest challenge in the house?
Probably being able to stand my ground and being able to deal with so many personalities in the house because all those b-----s were crazy!
Did you learn anything from the experience about life or yourself?
I learned that being a “bad girl” doesn’t mean you have to be the toughest b---- out there fighting everybody. But if you got your s--- together and can’t nobody tell you [anything]. You’re a bad girl in your own right.
Talk about the gossip on the blogs? The good, the bad and the ugly!
The blogs are just that. I can say I have more supporters and fans than I do haters. The blogs love to make up so many rumors. I’ve never been any rapper's jumpoff; I just know a lot of celebrities. If they weren’t talking about me, I would be like, “WTF?” But quite a few celebs have reached out to me to show support including a lot of my “Bad Girls” sisters like Natalie Nunn, Erica, Flo and others.
What are your future ventures with your newfound fame?
There are a lot of business ventures I’m going to be taking. People might not know that I graduated from Columbia College in Chicago for broadcast journalism, so I want to have my own radio or TV show. I also want to start my own line of lip gloss and definitely tap into movies and sitcoms!

 

You can catch Judi and the rest of the Bad Girls every Monday night on Oxygen, 9/8c!

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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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