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Karrueche Tran Reveals Details On Relationship With Chris Brown And More With Iyanla Vanzant

Karrueche Tran: "I want my voice to be heard. For a long time I kept it very mute just because that's the way I preferred it, but I think there are a lot of misconceptions about me and I want to be able to clear it up and a chance to tell my story and my side."

The Los Angeles native did just that when she sat down with Iyanla Vanzant for a special on OWN centered around Tran's extremely public relationship with ex Chris Brown. From learning about the R&B singer rekindling the flame with Rihanna to still holding onto her feelings for him, Karrueche poured out her emotions on the hour-long program, with statements like "I feel hurt, betrayed," and "I feel like I let myself down."

SEE ALSO: From One Woman To Another: An Open Letter To Karrueche Tran

Throughout the sit-down, Karrueche also took ownership of her mistakes, admitting that she "will never again let a man disrespect" her and one of her biggest mishaps was not having a voice. The actress/model also stated how she felt social media seemed like a third wheel in her match-up with CB and more recently how she learned Chris is now a father, but one thing is for sure, Karrueche doesn't plan to spark another flame with her ex-lover. "No, right now i'm saying no," she said, also mentioning that Chris has apologized for his actions.

Read a few excerpts from her tell-all interview below.

On How She Heard The News Of Chris Brown's Baby:
"Honestly through social media. He wanted to talk in person after the moment that I found out. He texted me that he needed to talk to me and then I got online and saw that."

On The "Chrihanna" Love Triangle:
"I was under the impression that it wasn't what it became to be."

On Still Having Feelings For Chris Brown:
"If things could change -- I've tried to help him, go to church, pray, yoga, meditate -- if he were to change we would be in a better place. He is damaged, but I'm damaged too."

On What She's Learned About Fame:
"it's not what it's perceived to be...I'm always being judged whether it's a good or bad thing."

On How Chris Treated Her In The Relationship:
"He did give me love. Maybe it wasn't the right love or the same level...There's no doubt in my mind that Chris loves me. i know he does."

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Drake Debuts “Laugh Now Cry Later” Feat. Lil Durk

Champagne Papi hit fans with his second single in a matter of months.  “Laugh Now, Cry Later” arrived on Friday (Aug. 14) along with a cameo-heavy music video.

In the visual, Drake lives out his dream of being a professional athlete, complete with an oversized “draft day” suit (à la LeBron James in 2003). The 33-year-old rapper also shows off his range as both a dramatic actor (he sheds a tear, or two) and comedic actor.

Drizzy tapped director Dave Meyers for the music video, which features appearances from Kevin Durant, Marshawn Lynch, and Odell Beckham.

According to Drake's Instagram, “Laugh Now Cry Later” will appear on his forthcoming studio album, Certified Lover Boy.

 

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Drake’s last single, “Toosie Slide,” seemed tailored for the TikTok era and quickly shot to the top of the Billboard charts. “Laugh Now Cry Later” will likely make its way to the TikTok crowd, but the song offers a celebratory anthem perfect for the club, and other post-pandemic shenanigans.

Peep the music video below.

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NO I.D.’s Entire Music Catalog Acquired By Hipgnosis

Chicago super producer NO I.D.'s entire music catalog has been sold to Hipgnosis. The company acquired 100% of the Grammy winner’s global copyrights and publishing royalties, including writer’s income, Billboard reports.

Founded by music veteran and artist manager, Merck Mercuriadis, Hipgnosis is a British music IP investment and management company “established to offer investors a pure-play exposure to songs and associated musical intellectual property rights.”

“Not many have the best intentions for the artist and the creators,” No I.D. said in a statement. “Merck and the Hipgnosis team have shown that they are a safe home for the songs that score our lives.”

Born Earnest Dion Wilson, the Windy City native -- and longtime producer for Jay Z and Kanye West -- has worked with a long list of recording artists including Jhene Aiko, Common, Big Sean, Killer Mike, Drake, Young Jeezy, Vince Staples, Rihanna, Rick Ross, and more. His extensive catalog includes “Run This Town,” “I Used to Love HER,” and “D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune).

“The words NO I.D. are a stamp of excellence on any album,” said Mercuriadis. “From Kanye West’s '808s & Heartbreak’, 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’ and 'Yeezus’ to Jay-Z’s astonishing run from 'American Gangster’ through 'The Blueprint 3’, 'Magna Carta Holy Grail’ and '4:44’, Dion has been in the middle of everything that is great about Hip Hop for more than two decades. He is a special creator and everyone in the Hipgnosis Family is proud to have him standing next to us.”

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Watch Ciara Celebrate Black Excellence In “Rooted” Video

Ciara connects to her roots and celebrates Black excellence in the music video for “Rooted.” Released on Thursday (Aug. 13), the up-tempo track, featuring Ester Dean, plays as a love letter to Blackness and a reminder that “everything you need to survive and thrive is rooted in you.”

The music video was filmed just two days before Cici gave birth to son, Win Wilson, and is the latest release under her record label, Beauty Marks Entertainment. A portion of the song’s proceeds will go to support Grantmakers for Girls of Color, a philanthropic organization “dedicated to cultivating investments in support of girls of color (Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian and Pacific American) in the United States.”

The inspiring music video ends with a note of motivation from Ciara, “To all my Young Rosa’s and Young Luther’s keep marching. Don’t stop fighting for what you believe in. To all my Black Queens and Kings, continue to plant and spread seeds of love, hope and pride in your tribe. Everything you need to survive and thrive is rooted in you. Stay rooted.”

Watch the music video for  “Rooted” below.

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