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Celebrities That Can Be Kanye West's Best Man If Jay Z Declines

Jay Z

It's no surprise that Kanye West would want his close friend Jay Z to be best man at his upcoming wedding. However, it's reported that Jay will take the role under one condition; it can't be filmed for reality TV. The hip hop mogul is adament about not having him, Beyonce or Blue Ivy included in The Kardashian's special --a decision Bey also stands by.

"She purposefully keeps herself away from trashy TV and isn't prepared to lower her standards for anyone, or any occasion," a source told the Daily Star. "The thought of popping up in KUWTK mortifies Beyoncé."

E! promises to foot their Paris wedding bill in exchange for full access--something we're sure Kim K. loves. With the privacy of the Carters and the accessibility of the soon-to-be Wests, we don't see Jay taking on this role.

In that case, we have a list of potential stand-in best men for Yeezy. Flip the page to see who they are.

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Rick Ross

He can stand in as his best man and security if anybody gets too close.

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Justin Timberlake in a Suit and Tie

Justin Timberlake

We know Yeezus isn't the best fan of Jay's other bestie, but what better way to throw shade than cast Justin as your best man?

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Big Sean holding his arms in Terry Richardson photo

Big Sean

He's under his label and also planning his own wedding. If Yeezy gives him the best man position, we're sure he'll return the favor on his wedding day.

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Taye Diggs 2013 Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Opening Night Benefit Gala

Taye Diggs

As odd as this is, he has the most experience in being a best man. Kanye should ask the actor to stand in for Jay under one condition; he didn't have sex with Kim.

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The R&B crooner would make a great best man and he can serenade the couple at their reception.

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Sway may not know the answers, but Kanye can tell him them by making him his best man.

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No I.D.

He's the producer behind lots of West's chart toppers. It would be a fitting honor for him to replace Jay.

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Charlie Wilson Performs At James L Knight Center

Charlie Wilson

Charlie Wilson gave his vocals to the couple's interesting music video, "Bound 2", so he should get the best man title being he has a special connection with KimYe.

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Scott Disick

They're about to officially be family once both guys jump the broom with Kim and Kourtney. What better way to bond then as best men in eachother's weddings?

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Chief Keef In Concert

Chief Keef

Kanye West helped put Chief Keef on the map with the uber popular single, "I Don't Like", so it'll be fitting he further mentor him by giving him the highest honor on his big day.

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Whitney Houston's Close Friend Robyn Crawford Details Romantic Relationship In New Memoir

Whitney Houston's personal life has been explored ten times over since her untimely passing in 2012 but one of her closest friends wants to share with the world the Whitney she knew and ultimately fell in love with.

In excerpts to People Wednesday (Nov. 6), Robyn Crawford presents a strong bond between the two in her new memoir, A Song For You: My Life With Whitney Houston. The singer and Crawford met in their youth while working at a summer camp in East Orange, New Jersey. From there, their friendship blossomed into something more romantic. With homophobia running rampant in the 80s, Crawford says they never looked at labels but enjoyed the experiences they shared together.

“We never talked about labels, like lesbian or gay,” writes Crawford. “We just lived our lives and I hoped it could go on that way forever.”

As their journey continued, Whitney's star began to rise which put allegedly put their romance on ice. “She said we shouldn’t be physical anymore,” writes Crawford. "Because it would make our journey even more difficult. She said if people find out about us, they would use this against us....and back in the ’80s, that’s how it felt. I kept it safe. I found comfort in my silence.”

Whitney's relationship with Crawford was mentioned in the 2018 documentary Whitney. Created by the singer's estate, the film focused on the singer's legacy and didn't include first-hand accounts from Crawford. Family members were weary of their special friendship.

"I’ve never seen them do anything but I know that she was something that I didn’t want my sister to be involved with," Whitney's brother Gary stated in the documentary.

But Crawford is finally ready to tell her own story while "lifting" Houston's legacy.

“I wanted to lift her legacy, give her respect and share the story of who she was before the fame, and in that, to embrace our friendship,” she tells People. "I'd come to the point where I felt the need to stand up for our friendship. And I felt an urgency to stand up and share the woman behind the incredible talent."

A Song for You: My Life with Whitney Houston is expected to hit bookshelves this fall.

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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.

Get to know the men behind Love Renaissance in our feature, LVRN's Reebok Collaboration Showcases Atlanta's Influence In Fashion.


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