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Vixen Chat: Natalie Nunn Goes From ‘Bad Girl’ to ‘Bridezilla’

Media outlets went stir crazy last month when word hit that Bad Girls Club season four cast member, Natalie Nunn had married her boyfriend of one year, former pro-football player Jacob Payne. Photo proof crept up alongside the news, fueling the disappointment of male admires everywhere.

But, perhaps it was the hastiness of the couple’s nuptials that surprised the blogs, as some suggested the union was staged. However, one month later, the reality star-turned-model couldn’t be happier and could care less about the naysayers.

Sharing her joy with her loyal social media followers, Natalie is excited for everyone to witness her journey down the aisle during season nine of WEtv’s Bridezillas. Ms. Nunn sat down with Vixen days before the premiere to discuss her relationship with Jacob and going from 'bad girl' to 'bridezilla.'

VIBE VIXEN: What can viewers expect from your episode on Bridezillas?
NATALIE NUNN: I’m turning it up a little bit on Bridezillas. I’m a diva, so I want things my way. I have a sexy, handsome, charming, loving husband, and the wedding has to be perfect. So that’s what honestly people can expect to see from my few episode besides the fact that I have crazy, diva bridesmaids. I have some celebrities, so there’s some drama there.

You mention your bridesmaids being divas. How was Meagan behaving?
Meagan’s a good girl, of course. She’s not a bridesmaid. She was just at my wedding because my wedding was really small. I only had 50 or 60 people, which was all close family, Jacob’s family and friends. This wasn’t a publicity stunt. I didn’t want my pictures everywhere. I wanted to be in control. I wanted my real friends, who I’ve grown up with, there; that’s it. I’ve known Meagan for nine years. I’ve always supported anything that she does. I was around with she was shooting Roll Bounce. I was on set when Meagan was filming Waist Deep with Tyrese. We’ve always been good friends, and I’ll leave it at that. I was only expecting her to come and support me on my big day and that’s what she did. That’s what mattered the most to me.

Will you be at Meagan's wedding?
[Laughs] Everyone keeps asking me that. Jacob and I have a lot going on with his football and projects that we’re working on, so I don’t know if I’ll be there. But, I do know she’s getting married next month. Hopefully, I can make hers like she was able to make mine.

From 1-10, how bitchy were you on the show?
I was actually sweet! I was very sweet, but when things weren’t going my way, I was probably a 10 [laughs]. My whole family is Christian, my father’s a deacon, so I tried to be the righteous, Christian girl that I am, but that "Bad Girl Bridezilla" in me always comes out. You get to see me really nice and you get to see me being a bitch.

Why did you decide to do the show?
When Jacob and I went to Jamaica and he proposed to me, [my fans] knew. I feel like we have a connection, and maybe that’s the connection that happens after being on TV for three years. They were like, 'If you don’t film it, then we don’t get to see it, and we don’t get to be there.' They were going to be really hurt, so I ultimately did [the show] because I know the 300,000 followers on Twitter, hundreds of thousands of fans on Facebook, the millions that have watched me on Bad Girls Club, Love Game, Hair Battle Spectacular, and all these shows, if they didn’t get to see it, they would have lost that connection with the next thing we’re doing. It would have been a big scare. People would have been like, 'She’s married now? What?' I did it for them. I did it for everyone that wants to love to hate me. It doesn’t matter who is watching. The numbers are there, and they want to see it. We were going to get married with or without the cameras so it didn’t matter. I just wanted them to see it.

VV: People have been saying the marriage is fake. Do you have any thoughts on that?
NN: This is where it was hard for to, honestly, do my wedding on TV and bring Jacob into this limelight. I’m going to be very resentful when somebody says my wedding is fake. I had a couple of friends who were upset about not being in my wedding, which were a couple of the other "Bad Girls" who thought they were close enough to be in my wedding and they weren’t. They’ve been saying my wedding is fake and because of that, I’ve cut a lot of people out of my life. Jacob and I have been dating for a year, and there’s nothing fake about it. There are other relationships out there that I can, hands down, say is fake, but I keep mine two cents because who’s to say what’s real and what’s fake. We decided to do Bridezillas because my fans on both Twitter and Facebook knew who Jacob was. He was always in pictures. He was in one picture with me and my family at Christmas that ended up hitting the web. They knew who he was, but it was never out there. So, when we decided to do Bridezillas, we sat down and we were like, Are we really going to do this? This is opening a can of worms for people for everyone’s opinion.

How did you meet Jacob?
I met Jacob in Detroit. I had an appearance, and one of his boys was the promoter at the club I was having my appearance at. He was there with his boys and the promoter. From that night, I was like, “Oh my God, I’m in love with this guy [laughs]. I’m kidnapping him.” A month to two months later, he came to L.A. to visit. He was only coming to hang out and he never went back since; that was last year. We had all his stuff shipped, and he’s just been on the road with me, all over.

What was the most exciting part about the wedding process?
Trying on my dress and bring our families together. We had a big family dinner, which you guys will get to see. It was really awesome. You get to see the chemistry of the Midwest meeting the Bay Area for the first time. Everyone’s going to see me meeting Jacob’s family for the first time on TV. He had been in L.A. in California for a while, so my family already knew him. [Viewers] get to see it from their perspective and what they thought of me.

You expressed the possibility of Bridezillas opening the door for other opportunities. Are you and Jacob interested in doing a ‘married life’ reality show?
Absolutely! Jacob and I discussed that possibility. We’re going to move forward. I think it’s important for people to know who I am, and get to see a ‘Bad Girl’ that’s now married. That’s never been done before. There’s so much going on, with my shoots being half naked in Smooth magazine and this week I'm shooting for King Magazine. My husband was asking me, 'Are you going to be wearing a wedding ring at this shoot? I want your wedding ring to be in those pictures.' It’s like, 'Honey, I’m shooting for King Magazine. It’s a men’s magazine. They’re not going to be happy that I’m married and then there’s my wedding ring.' There are a lot of things that’s going on that I think people need to see. That people want to see. Is Natalie going to take her wedding ring off or leave it on? It’s just real things like that. We’ve got some things coming. I’ll say that much.

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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.

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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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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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