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Rocks That Set The Bar: The Year's Most Blinding Engagement Rings

It seem like only yesterday when we gasped at the idea of a 5-carat symbol of lifetime commitment, but 2013 was the year of "go big or go home." This year ushered in a new trend of double digit, uber expensive, and dare-we-say, obnoxiously huge engagement rings. It seemed like every other month, social media went slapped with another hand adorned with a heavy, shiny, rock. Let's take a look at our fave engagement rings, and wonder what 2014 has up it's sleeve...

 

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Gabrielle Union end this year with a 8.5 carat rock on her hand. Dwyane and Gabrielle has been together for quite a while and it was only a matter of time before Dwyane got one knee. Even tough the rock is pretty huge, it is real classy and simple.

 

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evelyn ring

Evelyn has been though it all this year. Going through a divorce, getting through a domestic incident, becoming pregnant, and now getting engaged ::wipes forehead::  We have to admit, Evelyn did deserve something , 14.5 carat nice.

 

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Kim Kardashian + Kayne West = $1.25M Ring. This 15 carat ring along side with the Kanye proposal made for a special day for Kim. We can only imagine the wedding.

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mayweatherThis is what you get when you have Pretty Boy Floyd as a fiance. Floyd Mayweather not only showered, but poured his on again off again fiance Shantel Jackson, with 100 carats of diamonds. Not sure which of the two are the official engagement ring, but knowing Floyd, he probably gave her 2 just cause. Oh, and by the way, the canary yellow diamond ring is 25 carats (the second one must be the 25 or more).

 

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Even though Tamar is already happily married, that doesn't mean she isn't part of the huge rock trend that is going on. Tamar got a really nice  15 carat gift from Santa aka Vince.

 

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Ciara also joined the 15 carat club with her engagement with  multi-talent Future. They are so cute together and we couldn't be more happy for them. Hopefully we get another special announcement real soon ::wink wink::

 

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Keke Wyatt Announces That She's Pregnant With Her Tenth Child

Keke Wyatt has news to share that concerns expanding her family tree. On Monday (Oct. 14), the "If Only You Knew" singer revealed that she's pregnant with her tenth child.

"My husband Zackariah Darring and I are so happy to announce that we are expecting our new bundle of joy!" she wrote on Instagram. "We are excited to welcome the 10th addition to our beautiful family."

The vocalist continued to state that fans can follow her pregnancy journey on her YouTube series The Keke Show where she gives an intimate look at how she balances her career and motherhood.

 

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My husband Zackariah Darring and I are so happy to announce that we are expecting our new bundle of joy! We are excited to welcome the 10th addition to our beautiful family. Stay tuned for the release date & information for my new YouTube Series “The Keke Show” where you will see me balancing Wife, Mommy and Artist!!! Trust me.. it’s never a dull moment with my family. Love ya sugars💋💋💋 photo credit: @keever_west Styled/Designed by: @keever_west Asst: @freddyoart

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In an interview with The Christian Post, Wyatt said she believes she has "an anointing with motherhood" and looks at her children as fuel to keep striving in her career.

"I just don't believe in shutting down. I believe in that's what the Lord had for me," she said. "Babies don't get in the way of careers, we get in the way of careers. If that's what the Lord had for me from the very beginning, there's nothing nobody can do and nobody can say."

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Summer Walker's Debut Album Inspires Drake To Write New Music

Summer Walker's debut album Over It has everyone's heart aflutter, including Drake.

Off the heels of her debut project, the Atlanta songstress shared Drake's admiration for her project Sunday (Oct. 6) which included collaborations from Jhene Aiko, Usher. 6LACK and Bryson Tiller. Drake had a strong reaction to "Fun Girl," a track that speaks to the acoustic aura of her precious project, CLEAR.

Sharing his love with more than a few emojis, the rapper reveals the song inspired him to pen two new songs at the crack of dawn.

 

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So I guess fun girl is his favorite song on the album, mines isss... BODY🥰 what’s yours ?

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Summer and Drake worked together for the remix to her breakout hit, "Girls Need Love." In Billboard's  “You Should Know” series, the singer says the two met via Instagram after he gushed about her visuals to the original track. "He said, 'I saw your video on a bowling alley monitor. Thought it was cool,'" she recalled. She added it was Love Renaissance's Justice Baiden who talked her into asking Drake for the remix. The singer is signed to the label along with Grammy-nominated singer 6LACK.

Things have been looking great for the singer. Her album has topped Spotify and YouTube since it's release Friday and is expected to make a nice debut on Billboard's 200 charts.

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Tinashe Resurfaces With Exciting Message: "I'm Back And Better"

Tinashe fans rejoice! After a hiatus, the Joyride artist resurfaced on Instagram Saturday (Sept. 28), in a brief video expressing that she's “back and better.”

After a tumultuous relationship with her label RCA, the singer-songwriter broke ties with the company. Since then, she's been hibernating in her “cave,” as she puts it.

"Creatively, I just feel like I needed to go through what I went through in order to be the person that I am today and to get back to my roots," she explained. "You pretty much put your heart and soul and emotions into all these songs and then you put them out there for the world to judge and tear down and pick apart. It's terrifying and it can really mess with your head."

 

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In an interview with VIBE, Tinashe expressed how important it is for her to stay true to herself and artistry. “It’s not even necessarily speaking up but coming to your own conclusions yourself and owning your own instincts and trusting in yourself and creative power,” she said. “I think that’s something that is always important to continue to maintain. It’s easy for that sometimes to get derailed, and it’s important to come back to that.”

During her recent statement, she broke down the importance of art and how it should be expressed through individuality and free expression, sans any boxes or limitations. Making people happy through her music is the goal.

"Music and art are supposed to be these wonderful beautiful things that bring people joy and happiness, and that's really why I started making music in the first place—to give people something that means something to them,” she said.

Although Tinashe did not say when fans can expect new music, she did share a snippet of what she’s been working on in the studio in a separate post. “I’m too emotional.”

 

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I’m too emotional

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