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90s Sitcom Ladies: Where Are They Now?

Remember the friend and family-oriented sitcoms? You know, those shows that shed a comical light on the everyday ups and downs of average people? Well, it seems as if those are becoming just a thing of the past.

A guilty pleasure, reality shows are taking over television. However, they give us a glimpse into lavish and confrontational lifestyles, while sitcoms are more uplifting and relatable--something we miss! So in our road down memory lane, we came up with a list of five young ladies who shined before the new millennium hit and before reality TV bloomed.

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WHO: Mowry Twins
WHAT: Sister, Sister (1994)
WHERE: Tia and Tamera Mowry have gone on to star in Disney movies and other cable dramas since Sister, Sister. Most recently, they landed their own reality show, Tia and Tamera, on My Style Network last year documenting the pregnancy of Tia and the wedding of her twin. Tia is currently starring in BET's The Game, and Tamera is set to star in a new Fox pilot, Rebounding. These lovable twins have already begun taping season two of their reality show, which is set to air sometime this year!

WHO: Brandy
WHAT: Moesha (1996)
WHERE: After countless music albums, appearances in movies, TV shows and her own reality show, Brandy resurfaced this year with a new role in BET's The Game as Jason's love interest, Chardonnay. She also reunited with Atlanta songstress Monica, 14 years after the release of their "The Boy Is Mine" single, to make "It All Belongs To Me." Not only is Brandy releasing an album this June, but she and Monica are also in talks of touring.

WHO: Tatyana Ali
WHAT: The Fresh Prince of Bel Air (1990)
WHERE: We always knew "Ashley" could sing from her brief spotlights in The Fresh Prince, but to our surprise, she released an album titled Kiss the Sky (1998) shortly after the show ended. She then went on to attend Harvard University, all the while making appearances in movies including Glory Road and Nora's Hair Salon. She even had a reoccurring role in the daytime drama, The Young and the Restless. In 2010, Tatyana Ali teamed up with Martin Lawrence and TV One to create Love That Girl, an original sitcom in which she starred. Tatyana is actually the co-founder of HazraH Entertainment, a production company that partnered on Love That Girl and produced the BET web series, Buppies. You can look for more projects from the company soon.

WHO: Reagan Gomez-Preston
WHAT: The Parent 'Hood (1995)
WHERE: Reagan Gomez-Preston has made appearances in shows including Felicity, One on One and ER. Plus, the former child star showed up in movies like Love Don't Cost a Thing and Beauty Shop. Reagan is a mother now and plays the voice of Roberta Tubbs on the Fox channel's animated comedy, The Cleveland Show.

WHO: Maia Campbell
WHAT: In the House (1995)
WHERE: Before Maia Campbell was outed for her drug use and diagnosed with manic depression, she played in movies including Trippin', Seventeen Again and even appeared in music videos, including Tyrese's "Sweet Lady" and Fat Joe's "What's Love." She's been sober for two years now and is working on a memoir titled Sagittarius.

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CupcakKe Reveals Abusive Boyfriend Led Her To Contemplate Suicide

Months of abuse led to the suicidal tweet posted by Chicago native CupcakKe, earlier this month. In a lengthy message posted to her Twitter account over the weekend, the 21-year-old rapper admitted that she’s been battling depression, brought on by an abusive ex-boyfriend.

In the post titled “my disturbing read,” CupcakKe accuses a man named, Christopher Terrell, of stealing her credit cards and terrorizing her throughout their relationship.

“This is someone I’ve been dating for the past [five] months,” she wrote in the now deleted post. “Out of the kindness of my heart I gave this man over [$30,000] during this period [of] time because I understand how it feels to be without (especially after me being homeless). He also has threatened to shoot my mom in the face [and] has threatened me on multiple occasions [and] said he can do it because he will get away with it!!!! I have screenshots, recorded calls, bank statements and all types of proof.

“Me being stupid in love I have [taken] this man back multiple times but every time I take him back the abuse gets [worse],” she added.

Further in the post, CupcakKe explains that her depression from feeling trapped in the relationship resulted in her contemplating suicide. “He [has] snatched off my wig in public, broke phones [and] continues to traumatize me every step of the way! This is what [led] to my ‘I’m committing suicide’ tweet…I have called the cops multiple times and they have yet to do anything about it,” she wrote, adding that Terrell is threatening her with revenge porn. She also admitted to posting his number on social media, and the numbers of women that he “plotted” with  to steal her money.

“Yes I am wrong for that,” she said. “But by me sending this message out it is not for harm to be sent his way, it’s for the police to make things way more serious!!!! Also this message is for every young girl or anyone in general that is struggling with abuse right now. I get u (once you see the first sign) leave!!!”

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@Chicago_Police y’all really need to do something about @CupcakKe_rapper and her situation, she’s mentioned reaching out to y’all multiple times about this and nothings happened! Please do something before it’s too late... pic.twitter.com/ZczGq1jmcK

— moonlight_baes (@m00nlight__baes) January 20, 2019

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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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