'TIL DEATH DO US PART Atlanta Red Carpet Screening and Q&A with Marques Houston and Annie Ilonzeh 'TIL DEATH DO US PART Atlanta Red Carpet Screening and Q&A with Marques Houston and Annie Ilonzeh
Jerome "Romeo" Jones and Marques Houston at "'Til Death Do Us Part" Atlanta Red Carpet Screening and Q&A at Regal Atlantic Station on September 21, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Immature's Romeo Says Brandy's Dispute With Former Group Member Led To His Eye Patch

"The lens to my eye had fallen out."

Immature has returned to the news cycle since the group announced a national #TBTour. The R&B ensemble recently stopped by Nick Cannon's Power 106 FM radio morning show to discuss what they've been up to since releasing their last album in the mid-2010s, touring and a little known story that involves Jerome "Romeo" Jones' eye patch.

During a dispute between famed vocalist Brandy (who was a backup singer for the group at the time) and former Immature member Don "Half Pint" Santos, Brandy "had a book in her hand and just tossed it back. Not thinking anyone was that close and cut my retina, detached it. The lens to my eye had fell out," Romeo recalls. He was then rushed to the hospital and was encouraged to wear a patch to protect his injured eye.

This isn't the first time Romeo has revealed this news. On his solo song "Look Down On Me" from his album Food For Thought, he recalled the moment, singing, "I remember when Brandy Norwood hit me in my eye/ I had an attach regna my lens came out I had to have 3 eye surgeries/ And she thought we'll never be cool again/ But I put that on my life/ I love her to death/ If she hear me talking, I know she can hear the honesty in my voice and my sincerity."

The tour, which features Ray J, J. Holiday and B5 will take place on Nov. 15 in St. Louis, Missouri's Chaifetz Arena. In June, Houston teased an Immature reunion that excited fans. The group produced hits like "First Time," and "Stay The Night."

Watch the full conversation below.

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Pop Smoke: 5 Suspects Arrested In Connection With Rapper’s Murder

Five people have been arrested in connection with the murder of Pop Smoke, the Los Angeles Police Department's  Robbery-Homicide Division revealed on Friday (July 10). According to an LAPD news release, the suspects include two teenagers and three adults, the latter of whom were identified as Corey Walker, 19, Jaquan Murphy, 21, and Keandre D. Rodgers, 18.

The LAPD claims that the suspects are gang members who were involved in Jackson’s murder in February, and in the murder of an 18-year-old victim who was gunned down last year in the parking lot of the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.

No other details were released as both investigations are ongoing.

Pop Smoke, whose birth name was Bashar Jackson, was gunned down at a temporary rental home in the Hollywood Hills while visiting Los Angeles. The 20-year-old Brooklyn native was the victim of an armed robbery, per the LAPD.

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Jada Pinkett Smith Confirms Past Relationship With August Alsina

As promised, Jada Pinkett Smith brought herself to the infamous red table but she wasn’t alone. Will Smith joined his wife to address August Alsina’s claims in a special mini-episode of Red Table Talk that premiered on Friday (July 10).

Jada confirmed that she was once in a relationship with the 27-year-old singer while “separated” from Will. According to Jada, things with Alsina started out as a platonic friendship before turning into something more.

“As time went on, I got into a different kind of entanglement with August,” she admitted.

The actress went on to clarify that Will never August “permission” to date her. “The only person that can give permission in that particular circumstance is myself,” she said. “I could see how he would perceive it as ‘permission' because we were separated amicably and I think he also wanted to make it clear that he’s not a home wrecker — which he’s not.

“I was in a lot of pain. I was broken. I definitely realized that you can’t find happiness outside of yourself, and luckily enough, you and I were going through a process of healing in a much different manner,” Jada told Will. “I would definitely say we did everything we could to get away from each other only to realize that that wasn’t possible.”

Later in the talk, Will asked Jada what she was looking for in August. “I just wanted to feel good,” she said. “And it was really a joy just to heal somebody.”

The couple, who have been together for 25 years, also revealed their relationship mantra: “We ride together. We die together. Bad marriage for life.”

Watch the full episode below.

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Kid Cudi Announces Eminem Collaboration, "The Adventures Of Moon Man And Slim Shady”

Kid Cudi and Eminem are releasing a new single, "The Adventures of Moon Man and Slim Shady,” scheduled to drop this Friday (July 10).

Cudster’s daughter, Vada, announced the news in an adorable video posted to his Twitter account on Wednesday (July 8).

And now a word from Princess Vada the chosen... pic.twitter.com/xmgIMkUntz

— The Chosen One (@KidCudi) July 8, 2020

Besides working with Eminem, Cudi collaborated with Kanye West on an upcoming Kids See Ghost animated series. Additionally, the Ohio native is gearing up to debut an animated Netflix series, Entergalactic, based off his upcoming concept album of the same name. Cudi will executive produce the series along with Kenya Barris.

The 36-year-old rapper and actor will also appear in the HBO mini-series, We Are Who We Are. The coming-of-age story centers around two teenagers living on an American military base in Italy.

Watch the trailer below.


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