'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."

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Tory Lanez Sued For Alleged Attack In Miami Nightclub

Tory Lanez is facing legal trouble over an alleged altercation that went down inside Miami’s LIV nightclub last year. Christopher “Prince” Harty, an up-and-coming artist and Miami promoter who appeared on Love & Hip-Hop: Miami claims that Lanez attacked him last November.

The onetime reality star alleges that Lanez, along with his entourage and security team, punched and attacked him in the nightclub. According to reports, Prince claims to have suffered blunt force trauma to his head, neck, and chest, in addition to contusions, bruises and anxiety, as a result of the incident. He is suing for unspecified damages.

“They backed me into a corner, and once I was there, they started stomping on me, jumping me,” he recalled to NBC Miami.

He believes that the friction stemmed from an Instagram post about music. “They felt that I was insinuating that they stole the record from me, and I was just like, no, I would never do that, that was never my intention. I had no issue with him at all.”

A portion of the incident was captured on cellphone video. Prince stated that he knew Lanez prior to the run-in, and helped get him into clubs before.

His attorney, Marwan Porter of Porter Law Firm, called the violent incident “a chronic problem” with Lanez who is accused of shooting Megan Thee Stallion in July. The 28-year-old recording artist has yet to publicly address either incident.

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Cardi B Opens Up About Filing For Divorce From Offset

Cardi B took to Instagram Live on Friday (Sept. 18) to air out a few things about filing for divorce from Offset.

The Bronx rapper made it clear that she didn’t file for divorce as a publicity stunt to promote her upcoming album. “I’m not doing it for clout and on top of that I don’t need stunts to sell music,” she said. “I’m not [trying to] brag but don’t ever say I’m doing anything for clout. My first album is three-times platinum and I didn’t need no stunts to do that. My [“Wap”] single is no. 1 worldwide why would I need stunts to sell music? I don’t need stunts — [especially] when it comes to family — to sell anything, so don’t play yourself.”

As for the reason for the divorce filing, the estranged couple simply grew apart. “Nothing crazy out of this world happened, sometimes people really do grow apart. I been with this man for four years. I have a kid with this man, I have a household with this man…sometimes you’re just tired of the arguments and the build up. You get tired sometimes and before something happens, you leave.”

“I just wanna' be a free bird,” Cardi said after questioning whether people secretly want infidelity to be the reason for the split.

“I am the f**king clout,” she added. “I never needed anything. I never needed no stunts to sell sh*t.Why would I need anything to sell my next album?”

Speaking of the new album, Cardi has been indecisive about choosing her next single because “WAP” did so well. “That means that my second single has to be even better.”

Towards the end of her venting session, Cardi reiterated that she’s focusing on her work, and revealed that she's starting new business for her daughter Kulture.

 

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Barack Obama Announces Release Date For ‘A Promised Land’ Memoir

Following the mega-success of his wife’s Becoming release, Barack Obama is poised to debut his own memoir, A Promised Land, this fall. The former president made the literary announcement on Twitter on Thursday (Sept. 17).

“There’s no feeling like finishing a book and I’m proud of this one,” Obama tweeted while explaining that he tries to give an “honest account” of his presidency in the book. The release will also touch on “the forces we grapple with as a nation, and how we can heal our division and make democracy work for everybody.”

There’s no feeling like finishing a book, and I’m proud of this one. In 'A Promised Land,' I try to provide an honest accounting of my presidency, the forces we grapple with as a nation, and how we can heal our divisions and make democracy work for everybody. pic.twitter.com/T1QSZVDvOm

— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) September 17, 2020

The highly anticipated and introspective release takes readers on a “compelling journey” and details Obama’s “improbable odyssey from a young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world.” Included in the memoir are striking personal details about his political education, as well as landmark moments from his first term presidency.

The Obamas secured the reported $60 million book deals around a year after ending their tenure in the White House. Michelle Obama’s book became the best-selling memoir in history.

A Promised Land is currently available for pre-order at Obamabook.com. The memoir will be released on Nov. 17.

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