Tuesday, August 31, 2010

New Jojo "In The Dark"

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So how quick was that turn around. Just thought about Jojo & blogged about her a few days ago, and then this new record comes across my inbox. Jojo is honestly one of the most slept on artists out there. The chic can really sing. I like this record, but Im still waiting on a record that demonstrates her  voice to the best of her ability. What do you all think BabyKayKs?

Justin Bieber Runaway Love Remix W/ Kanye & Raekwon



Not in love with it.. what do yall think? Its a remake of a classic.. it should be classic itself or not at all.... and its just not a marriage of artists..

Usher's Kids Are ADORABLE! OmGoogle

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These lil boys are soo cute! Usher recently talked to People magazine about them.. & his divorce.


Usher’s marriage to Tameka Foster may have ended in divorce, but the singer doesn’t consider the relationship a failure.


“I appreciate the relationship for what it was,” he says. “Even though it didn’t work out, I’m glad we got together. I love her as the mother of my children; we just couldn’t be married.”


So what went wrong? Usher says that shortly after the birth of their second child, he and Foster started to disagree over everything from parenting style to his busy schedule.


“We’re two different people,” he says, “and we have two different goals. It just was never going to work out 100 percent.”


The singer, 31, who sat down with PEOPLE in his Atlanta-area home, says that the couple’s priority continues to be their children. (He and Foster share custody of Usher V, who turns 3 in November, and Naviyd, who turns 2 a month later.)


“We had to put our issues aside and focus on raising them,” he says. “There will never be another mother for my sons, and I’ll always be their father.”

Kids
Raising two boisterous boys can be challenging, especially when they take after their famous dad. “Usher [V] is always in everything,” he says. “He’s an instigator. He’s the one who leads his brother astray. I was like that when I was his age.”


Naviyd is more of a follower, doing whatever his big brother does. “So if one gets in trouble, the other one does, too,” says Usher. “They both have a lot of energy. They can wear me out.”


Fortunately, Usher has a babysitter nearby – his mom, Jonetta Patton, lives around the corner. “She spoils them,” Usher says with a sigh. “She lets them do everything that she wouldn’t let me do. Sometimes, when I’m scolding the kids, I sound just like my mom. I’m like, ‘how did Jonetta get in here?’ ”

Career
Usher, who released his new EP Versus last week, says that his work continues to evolve as he evolves in his own life.


“My music is about where I am at the time,” he says. “In Raymond vs. Raymond, I was going through a lot of things, and it came out in my music. My marriage fell apart and I was suddenly a single father. But now, with Versus, I’m singing about being a dating father.”


And will he sing about falling in love again? “I still believe in love,” says Usher. “I believe in marriage. When I fall in love again, everyone will know. I’ll sing about it.”
I dont know about falling in love AGAIN.. I mean he's already in love with someone.. he just needs to admit it *cough cough* Usher, have you thought about being on any VH1 shows?? lololol. Obviously Im a helpless romantic & will never give up hope of that relationship working!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Speaking of Takers...

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Some of the cast.. TI, Paul Walker, & Michael Ealy (also in the cast, Chris Brown, Idris Elba, Matt Dillon, and Hayden Christensen)


GO SEE IT! Its getting rave reviews from EVERYONE & is the #1 movie in America right now!!!! Kudos to them all. If you have no idea what the movie is about (Im first concerned..is that possible?).. trailer is below. Support this film!!!!!!!!!!!

New Video: Usher ft. Pitbull

"DJ Got Us Fallin In Love Again"

I like the record, but I really want Usher to stop making these faces lol...

Bieber Forced to Cancel Show

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Just in case you've been living under a volcano for the past year and some change.. you may not know that Justin Bieber is like THE heart throb right now.  Well anywho, the cutie, Usher protege has been tweeting away about not feeling well for a couple of days now.  It looked as though he was trying to pull it together for his fans, but it just didnt work. Sadly due to the doctor's orders Bieber had to reschedule his Sunday show at the New York State Fair. Im sad that his little fans didnt get to hear him sing, but Im sure they understand what its like to be sick. I hope he feels better!

Paul Walker Wouldnt Mind Being What Chilli Wants

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Chilli is gearing up to premiere her second season of What Chilli Wants on VH1... but some are reporting that she is actually already dating. After her appearance at the Takers premiere here in Atlanta, rumors started that Chilli was dating producer Will Packer. Unfortunately for that rumor there is twitter. Chilli immediately took to her twitter page to denounce the rumor. She claims Packer is a dear friend of hers and that his date was there with him. Just goes to show you how the media can put anything out there and most people will run with it. Now.. let KayKi give you the real possible match made while Chilli was at the premiere.. ready...

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Click to follow Paul.. Lawd thats a fine man! lol

What I will say though is along with Packer, Chilli was photo'd with Taker's actor Paul Walker, and I must say that wouldnt be a bad look for her. They looked really cute in the pic and both obviously have interest. Chilli tweeted about how she thinks they'd make a cute couple.. and from the looks of this interview of Paul on the red carpet.. he's not opposed either See what Paul had to say about Chilli below!

Music History: Lauryn Hill brings Jay Z, Beyonce, AKeys, Swizz, & Mary J On Stage

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Beyonce, Mary J, A Keys & Swizz


So if you didnt know Lauryn Hill is back! She's back! She made her way to the Rock The Bells stage and you know that that alone wouldve made it a historic night being that she's been a very rare sight these days. WELL as if having a mic in Lauryn's hands isnt epic enough.... some of music/entertainments biggest stars were present & called on stage with Lauryn. Jayonce, Swizz & A Keys, Mary J & Chris Rock all were welcomed onto the stage by the music icon & her captivated audience. Cant wait to see what Lauryn does next!


HAPPY BIRTHDAY MJ!

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He was a gift to this earth, to music, to mankind. Im so honored to have been alive during his lifetime! Happy Birthday MJ (8.29) Still VERY hard to believe he's gone.. R.I.Love

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Giuseppe Giuseppe GIUSEPPE!

smh..  the lace up studded booties. I love these.
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Here are Rihanna, Amber, AKeys, & Kim K rocking them... all in their own ways, and I just love the shoe. Im shocked because I was never a huge fan of the whole Timbaland pump after like 8th grade lol. These are slightly reminiscent of those, but I like them. What do you think?
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s/o to In Their Closet for the pics.

Cristyle "The Ink" Gearing Up For Her Album!

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Ok, my BabyKayks know who Cristyle is but just in case you are new to  KayKispeaks.com, Cristyle is a singer/producer/songwriter... one of my faves. She's written for the likes of Beyonce, Brandy, Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson I mean in a short while the chic has killed the pen game.. maybe thats why they call her the Ink. Anywho, Ive known her for a while and before I knew she was a writer, I knew her as a singer and most of you know that Ive been saying how she needs to put out an album.


Well, I found out yesterday that congrats are definitely in order! Cristyle has signed a deal with Blackground/Interscope. Which means that the world will finally see what Ive been tripping about! Im so happy for her, she is def a great person inside and out and a vessel that God just filled with SO many gifts.. Cant wait for her album, but in the meantime, check out a demo of a song she wrote that was placed on Beyonce's last album. Its a little different..but this chic's arrangements and vocals are just beautiful! Yay! Im so excited! I'll keep you all updated on the project! xoxo

Jay Z & Kanye Releasing 5 Song Album

...and can ANYBODY tell me WHY Nicki Minaj went so HAM!!????? & thats really all I have to say about their first release Monster. I dont like it enough to post it on my blog.. but when you hear it, you'll understand... Nicki SNAPPED! #thatsall

Mother Granted Visa Extension After Press

Well.. here lies the issue with immigration laws as they stand today. Nothing in life is black and white. A mother brought her sick child here from Barbados for emergency surgery for cancer. Her child is being treated at Children's Hospital of Atlanta. When their visa's expired they reapplied and 7 yr old Niamh's extension was granted but her mothers wasnt. Her mother then appealed and the appeal was denied.


Her mother, or someone was smart enough to tell her to go to the press and for the past couple of days Ive seen this story on numerous outlets. Yesterday I found out that the mother was finally given an extension. This was clearly a no brainer. A 7 yr old child fighting stage 4 cancer should have their mother by their side. Period. Like, how is it logical or even ethical to send her mother back to Barbados? This story made me cringe because this is the big issue with our laws on immigration. They cant be black and white. People face issues such as this one that are all sorts of shades of gray. Im glad this little girl has her mommy with her for a while longer. Who'd want to be in a foreign country, fighting cancer, 7 yrs. old, and alone? No one!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Like Tiny, Like Toya?

  
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Notice anything about these pics?? Click above pics to follow Tiny & Toya

If I get ONE more email!!! LOL... geeez babykayks! Ok.. No I havent blogged about your girls in a while... and Im sorry. Ok.. here's one for ya! The first time I heard about Toya possibly being engaged to her boy Memphitz (who seems like a really cool dude) was a few weeks ago on twitter when she tweeted something to the fact of being REALLY BLESSED! Something in me said.. hmm...?? :)

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

RILove Aaliyah

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Today marks the 9th year anniversary of the passing of one of music's most loved songbirds, Aaliyah Houghton, known to the world as simply Aaliyah. She was a beautiful spirit, face, and voice. The brain child of Timbaland & Missy Elliot's genius, her music was/is unparallel. Today we celebrate the life that so gracefully captivated us & the music that we love. Rest In Love Aaliyah and our prayers still go up for her family, close friends, and fans! Heres one of my FAVE Aaliyah joints.. to this day this song goes hard! Love it!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Fantasia's Side of Things

Fantasia appeared on GMA this morning for her first interview post her suicide attempt. This is her take on what happened.. my prayers are still with her & go get the album. Oh and I do not like her hair :/

Nick Cannon Talks About Mariah Pregnancy Rumors

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Recent Picture of Mariah that Sparked the Rumors!! Oh but remember those SHOES!??

Rumors of Mariah's pregnancy probably started back after the couple eloped in 08'. People had to have a reason for the unlikely duo. Well so far there has been no confirmation of any of the pregnancy rumors. After spotting the two outside of fertility hospitals and such, I knew it wouldnt be long before the rumors resurfaced and they have. I honestly believe that pregnancy is something people should learn to stay out of. Its a very personal and touchy subject. Consider the what ifs.. maybe she's having complications getting pregnant and the last thing she needs is to turn on the tv and hear another pregnancy rumor. Let these two have a baby on their own time. I wish them the best and think that Nick summed it up very well on his radio show yesterday..

"I've said it before and I'll say it time and time again -- when my wife feels like talking about whatever she wants to talk about, you will hear it directly from her,"


"Honestly ... I say this to you so you can tell whoever it is you've got to tell, we all know it's extremely personal, and it is for a woman to deal with things with her body, and especially when dealing with the idea of childbirth and all that stuff,.."
"We know that we're public figures and that's something but ... that's something that you want to keep near and dear ... until you're 100 percent sure in any situation ... There's a certain time limit that you're supposed to wait before you actually can officially say that you are. You've got to take all those things into factor and it gets really heightened when you're one of the most famous people in the world because you don't want to mislead anybody."

Monday, August 23, 2010

Herve Leger! aaannnnd I Thank You.

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Definitely my fave look.. LOVE the boots w/ the dress! Click to see more


Ok.. so remember the post I did a few months ago on the Herve Leger Cork Ankle Boots? Well ironically my recent trip to New York led me to meet a good friend of my girlie Patience (who is Promise's sister!! HOW cute are their names?) annywho, while at dinner the first night following a beautiful walk through the fabulous streets of Manhattan, Patience informed me that her bff Kim at the table with us worked for Herve Leger. Now honestly for a second the name escaped me, until I remembered THOSE boots! How cool was that?!

So, after a quick convo about the line I realized that Id been seeing these really TIGHT and fly bandage type dresses around and that those dresses are actually Herve Leger! Are these not super hot? I mean, you have to have a certain type of body to rock them the right way because they are SO tight.. and also a certain type of wallet to afford them because they arent cheap... but Id SO love to get in one of these..heres the question.. who loves me? LOL Anywho click the pics to check them out!

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Faith Evans New Record(s)

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One of our R&B sheros is on the comeback but also supposedly in a lil trouble.. niether of which are surprising being that Faith's career usually consists of both of those things. It doesnt really matter to most of us what she's doing though, we just want another album. Faith is someone many young girls of my generation admired coming up.

 I say all of the time that there has not been another full true female R&B album that hit as hard as Faith's first album... annnnnnnnd I mean it. That album is classic. Anywho... Faith was arrested on Saturday night according to numerous reports, on suspicion of DUI. She was released early Sunday morning, just in time to shoot a video for her new album set to introduce her back to the world of music.  Check out the below interview with the lovely lady about her new project & ventures! :)


Check Out the Record below


Like???

Who Would Want to See Such a Thing Anyway??

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Heidi & Spencer In their prime

Unfortunately another marriage has ended in divorce, fortunately its Heidi & Spencer Pratt. Even more unfortunate is that Spencer's issues were not worked out prior to and are carrying over into their post  marriage life. We all know the story, MTV starlet Heidi Montag the beautiful, fun loving, everyday girl marries the well disliked, arrogant, psychopath Spencer Pratt while her family (and his) & friends sit back in protest and fear. Along with the marriage came numerous plastic surgery operations for Heidi causing some to question even her sanity at one point. Heidi's surgeon  the late Dr. Frank Ryan (who passed away in a recent car accident) was criticized for doing a record 10 procedures on Heidi in one surgery, which many of his colleagues advise against. Though many felt Heidi and Spencer were not good for each other, the two were adament about making it work at least in the eye of the public up until recent months when divorce rumors were confirmed.

Following a huge sigh of relief (from me if no one else) came the rumors that Spencer has a few sex tapes that he is threatening or wanting to put out of his ex wife. Now, Im not the sex tape watching type.. but even if I were, there is nothing NOTHING appealing about this man or even them as a couple. Yuck! What person is going to watch this video..and again as Ive asked myself for years now, what type of person is Spencer? He sincerely needs help. Really. He scares me and oddly, I dont think his persona is a show for the public... anywho, I hope this tape doesnt make its rounds though Im sure it will.. when will people learn?

Behind the Scenes With Chilli's Sophisticates Black Hair Mag!

No surprises here. We alll know that Chilli is beautiful and if you know her even a lille bit you know that she doesnt like lots of makeup or wear and tear on her hair... and why would she.. look at the lady! She's gorgeous! Here is a little behind the scenes look at her shoot for the hair magazine featuring everyone who worked with her on the shoot. Shout out to Rico from Project Runway! I was sooo happy to see him! #weeerrrk!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Standards & Honor Raised: US News & World Report Rank Top 20 HBCUs

Yet ANOTHER report.. and guess who is STILL #1..

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Since childhood I wanted to be a Speelllman Woman. As a matter of a fact (against ALL advice) I ONLY applied to Spelman. I love my alma mater. I have had many conversations about what the top HBCU is.. and I engage because its fun, but ultimately there are many, MANY reports that we can pull up & simply see. As brilliant as Spelman is, we just cant seem to get some people to stop hating lol- which is ok :). Now people can say what they want about Spelman women (most of it is NOT true) but what I wont do is argue the fact that out of all of the HBCU's Spelman continues to be #1 in every reputable report.  Personally I love other HBCUs as well, I just wish people would stop hating and start appreciating the fact that such an institution exists for us.  So, love your alma mater with all of your heart, but please when you get ready to speak about it being THE BEST... check the rankings. :)

I salute all of the beautiful women that help to keep the legacy alive. You all are history.

To see where your alma mater ranked in US News & World Report's Top 20 Click here

Friday, August 20, 2010

Power Remix: Kanye, Jay Z, Swizz, John Legend

Ok... here it is, I wasnt a big fan of the first one the first couple of times I listened to it. Issue was I wasnt listening. Umm.. I dont reaallly care for this one either.. I think John Legend is just something extra thats not working, but I think that lyrically its easier to understand where they are coming from first listen.. so enjoy.. this isnt the edited version so not for kids/work.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

1800ILoveYouFendi.OMGoogle.COM!

Preview from Fendi's Fall 2010 collection... umm who loves me?? I dont usually like furs & such but... I love this stuff, you..?

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Janelle Monae Performs "Cold War" For Intimate Crowd

Dont we just love her? She is a gift from our generation! Shout out to T Brown on keys!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Behind the Scenes With Promise!!

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Recording artist Promise allowed her fans a behind the scenes peek at her SUPER HAWT photoshoot with the amazing photographer James Anthony. She killed this! She had the likes of my girlie celeb make up artist Miss Brie (I wuv my Brie!) on make up, the incredible Sonya Williams on hair (do yall see her hair? Gowageous!)- both of these ladies can rip a mic as well.. aka they can SANG! She was styled by Kathleen Vaughn Crosby... she had my girl looking soo cute! From the looks of this video, these photos are gonna be fresh! Also heard some new music while in NY yall. are. not. ready. She's coming soo hard, the stuff I heard was just..perfect, get ready.

Now for the hard part.. some of you all know that I used to sing background for Promise, but our relationship stemmed wayy beyond the stage. She is my sister. Ive sorta just watched her grow in soo many ways in the past few months. Its been amazing to see. She's uber talented.. you all dont even know the half, uber dedicated & equally beautiful, there is NO limit to where her career is gonna go from here. She recently moved from Atl to NY on a new journey, but she is still working on her music and you all know I will keep you posted! So excited for her!

Promise, I love you to pieces. Thanks for every laugh, tear, melody, lyric we've shared in the past few months. I am SO SO proud of you and Im behind you 100%. I cant wait for the masses to be blessed by your energy, your vision, and most of all your music! xoxo

Monday, August 16, 2010

Where Is Jojo??

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You probably dont recognize her with this dark hair.. but you remember Jojo..this chica can siing right?! Where is she? Looks like KayKi may have to do some snooping.. lol, an interview maybe?? Anywho this is one of my fave records off of Timbaland's SV II record.. thought Id share.

The Truth Behind Those Maia Campbell Videos

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Bear with me.. this is gonna be a long one..

About a year ago when I first saw pictures/video of Maia Campbell on the internet. Most of me hoped that it all was just a hoax. Even though it was clearly her, you just never want to see anyone in such a state. Im not sure if its my psych degree or my optimistic way of thinking, but from the moment I accepted that it was her, my next thought was - what went wrong!?



I couldnt see for the life of me, Maia just being all cracked out just because. It definitely wasnt that I thought it impossible, I mean it happens to people in hollywood all of the time, but it just didnt sit well with me that Maia had fallen into the same trap. My research led me to a whole different side of the story. What I found explained everything Maia Campbell is bipolar. It is a known fact in the mental health world that people who struggle with mental illness  often turn to substance abuse to cope.


It was rumored that Maia's mother the late auther Bebe Moore Campbell had written many books about mental illness, (72 hr. Hold among others) because her daughter Maia was struggling with it. Might have been really hard for people to believe the beautiful Maia Campbell from In The House and videos like Tyrese's Lately was aaccctuuuaalllyyy "crazy". Well it has now been confirmed that what you are watching when you see those videos of her is not just someone who chose to smoke a crack pipe & is now spiraling out of control, but what you are seeing is the outcome of years & years of an untreated battle with bipolar disorder.


I said crazy earlier becuase that is in fact what most people think when they think of mental illness. What they dont understand and what I am particularly sensitive to, is that mental illness is real, it is a sickness. I always try to assume that my years of studying Psychology give me a different outlook and therefore I have to be patient with people who are totally ignorant to mental illness. People have no clue that their bodies are such unique systems that run on hormones and chemicals in your brain called neurotransmitters. Just as a woman takes hormones to get pregnant or you take them NOT to get pregnant. These hormones & chemicals control everything from your body's physical processes to your feelings/emotions.


I could go on and on about this but I wont. I will just say that imbalances in these chemicals can cause all sorts of things to go wrong. A mental illness is no different than a physical one. Ask yourself this question, would Maia's videos be as funny if she had cancer? I think the black community most of all needs to educate ourselves on what mental illness is, so that we can better address it. BOSSIP made me so disgusted with their coverage of Maia's situation. Im opening up KayKiSpeaks.com soon so that people can help me post, but I promise there will be no idiots posting over here. It was so sad to see such a degrading post about a sick person.. now THAT is crazy.


Anywho, Im done. I will leave you all with this letter from Maia's Father & Grandma that may put this into perspective for you some more. They sent this letter into Essence:
Our hearts have been deeply touched by the outpouring of love that so many of you have freely displayed in the past several days about our beloved Maia C. Campbell. Our spirits have been lifted by your words of support and your acts of kindness and we have been encouraged to continue our efforts to assist our daughter and granddaughter to become whole again.

As a family, we have been struggling with Maia in her illness for quite some time. We continue to hold fast to our faith and hope that some day she will realize that healing will begin when she decides to reach out and accept the help and treatment that have been offered to her. We all have challenges in life that we must face, but when compound problems such as mental illness and substance abuse are prevalent, it can appear that there is no way out. However, our sustaining faith and trust in God compels us to believe differently. We strongly believe that Maia will be healed.

We also know that Maia’s mother, the late Bebe Moore Campbell, who devoted much of her later years in life to mental health awareness and education, along with her family members and friends would welcome your prayers and support for Maia’s sustained recovery. In addition, we urge your support for efforts to diagnose and treat mental illness in our community.

We ask that you not only pray for Maia’s wellness, but also commit to understanding this insidious disease, which is devastating our loved ones and community. Help erase the "stigma" of mental illness, which is a very serious barrier to treatment, so that we can help those with the disease to live wholesome lives. Call for more treatment options and prevention strategies, have compassion for those stricken with this illness, and help guide those who have been unable to find their way to appropriate treatment. Additionally, support those families who are struggling to cope with loved ones with the disease because mental illness affects the entire family.

Finally, we ask that you support Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, which was established by Congressional Resolution, H. Con. Res. 134, in April 2008, and is celebrated during the month of July each year. It was established to enhance public awareness of mental illness, especially within minority communities. Please join us in this effort to bring attention to this problem, to identify resources and to strengthen the focus on treatment along with research relative to minorities and mental illness. This is the work that we continue on behalf of Bebe Moore Campbell.

Let us move forward, face our challenge, and turn that challenge into victory and a celebration of life.

To God be the Glory,

Sincerely,

Ellis Gordon Jr., Father
Doris C. Moore, Grandmother

September 6, 2009
Read more: Click For Essence Write Up


Hope people will look at this for what it is. Lets pray for Maia, when you laugh you just look/sound like an idiot. :)

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Drew Barrymore Rocks $25 Dress

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Well this is a special KayKi's Closet for all of yall allways fussing at me for posting "expensive" shoes/fits. I commend Drew! Story is, she found this dress for $25 in a thrift store.. yes a thrift store. Any of you above that? I mean, if you havent been in your local thrift store lately.. Id advise you go! There are some special special pieces in there for the LOW! lol... and shout out to Drew for having millions but knowing that fashion is priceless.. I love it.. and she sets it off with the YSL Tribute Pumps... now those were NOT $25 hahahhaaaa!

Amber Taught Kanye Humility?

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There is so much that can be said about this interview Yeezy did with Angie Martinez! I took a few  things away from it..


1. Im hopeful that Kanye is seeking professional help... his whole talk of regression sounds sooo Psychology :)


2.  The UBERLY highly anticipated album is set to drop November 16!!


3. Around 26 minutes he explains how Amber Rose taught him to be nicer, be more human.. regardless of their relationship ending, thats invaluable. Kudos to the gooowageous Amber Rose.


Check the full track & interview below

8 yr. old Killed In Chicago

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Dear World, this type of violence has been happening in Chicago for forever. I spent my Summers/holidays on the West Side of Chicago, and it never failed that every year, someone who was there before- was gone. Gone due to violence. As much as this should make me not surprised by the news of yet another violent moment- it doesnt. Im not a robot. Im so saddened by this story of 8 yr old Tanaja Stokes, her cousin Ariana Jones and all of the witnesses to such a display of carelessness & stupidity. According to sources two idiots rode through the far South Side of Chicago opening fire  while children played.

One thing I loved about my childhood in Chicago is that it was so stereotypical inner city  life. We jumped rope, had water fights, cook outs, block parties, snowball stands, & loud soulful music. One thing I hated about my childhood is that it was so stereotypical inner city life. There were hustlers, drug users, cops, etc.. everywhere. Those two ideas insanely coexist in the realities of many children growing up today. Unfortunately it is impossible for them to exist together in unity without someone dying, and in many cases that someone is a child. Little Tanaja Stokes was killed by one of the bullets sprayed across her block while her cousin sustained injuries. I used to complain about there being no media coverage of friends/associates dying over the years, my issue now is... what are people doing with the coverage that Chicago's violence is now getting? Its not enough to feel bad... something has to be done- I personally will be researching efforts & posting them here.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Senator Ted Stevens Killed In Plane Crash

The longest serving Republican Senator, Ted Stevens was among 5 casualties of a plane crash in his home state of Alaska Sunday night. Senator Stevens is a well known, well respected member of our government. He has a family, and a host of close friends who are grieving his death along with colleagues, and the state of Alaska as a whole. There were others who sustained injuries including NASA administrator Sean O'Keefe & his son. My condolensces to all involved. Here is CNN's video on "Remembering Senator Stevens".

Ok, Guess I'll Speak On Fantasia's Suicide Attempt Now

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Fantasia is probably most popular for winning American Idol. Well, most recently the songstress has found herself in the news for other reasons. It has been all over the gossip blogs for almost a year now that Fantasia was in a relationship with a married man, Antwaun Cook. These allegations were only furthered as pictures of the two appeared online along with a tattoo of his name on Fantasia.


Along with this relationship, something else has become more known in the past year or so.. the law that allows a spouse to sue the lovers of their husbands/wives. Some of you BabyKayKs may remember me blogging about that a while back ( Pay To Creep ) ! It was very interesting to me. I believe without reading that I mentioned that though I think it makes sense, its so important that women especially stop blaming the other woman solely & focus on the people who made vows to them! Well, I didnt think the law would rear its ugly head so soon  & in such a crazy way.


Paula Cook, Antwaun's wife is suing Fantasia and also reporting that there is a sex tape out there of her husband & Fantasia. So according to a statement released yesterday by a rep, Fantasia overdosed Monday night on Aspirin & sleeping pills. Now, there are lots of jokes circulating twitter about Fantasia and all of this. I always say though moments like these are sad and heart wrenching they also allow you to see who all of the idiots are around you. Suicide is no joking matter. As much as we want to point the finger at Fantasia for being with a married man, that in no way allows us to joke about her taking her life. YOU ARE AN IDIOT if you think it does and Id rather you read another blog. Life presents us with moments that SEEM unbearable. Burdens that FEEL like they may just break us in half. She obviously has reached one of those moments. Regardless of what she's done.. be careful because you arent made of stone either, and even stone is destructable.

The rep said that Fantasia is ok so no worries, but let me say this. Ladies especially, I always say this, you HAVE to think. I dont care how good something feels. Your feelings & emotions are potent little suckers, yet soo fleeting. Dont fall into a moment of satisfaction that may bring you years of heartache. Its NOT worth it as much as your "heart" is allowing you to think it is. God didnt make your heart for thinking.. He made your brain for that..use it. My prayers are with Fantasia & her family. She's been through sooo much, she's a strong chic. Also Im praying for the Cook family. I hope they all work this out some way.

MTV TJ Finale in NYC!

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The MTV TJ competition was life changing from the very moment I was asked to participate. I knew very little about just who was reading my blog, or even how it made its way to MTV staff's interest, but what I did know was that it was an opportunity Id be insane to pass up. Initially the staff at MTV Brett & Lauren ( taller blonde in the very middle) were my only point of contact. Actually, I thought Lauren's initial email was a hoax for many reasons. Mainly because THE day I got the email Id just gotten laid off from my job, so I figured, what are the chances. Needless to say it was very real.


Slowly but surely I began to identify the other at the time 17 candidates selected. My first thought of the 17 were wow...what a funnnny group of people. Id soon learn that their talent for humor was simply a small attribution amongst many others that they all hold. We were all revealed to the world and without MTV's knowing sorta developed a friendship outside of the competition. Throughout challenges we'd have video chats, email convos, phone, text convos. As big of an opportunity that this was for all of us, we couldnt resist the urge to befriend our competition :)


We all experienced something extremely unique that I doubt will ever be replicated. We were all very excited for the top 5, and with our whole hearts rooted for them at the finale. It honestly felt like a big family reunion of sorts. Minus my hair, travel, financial, wardrobe malfunctions lol, the trip to NY was perfect because I got the opportunity to mingle with the other (14 present) people in the WORLD who can honestly say they understand what the past few months has been like for me. We had a ball in NYC many many funny stories/memories to share. We all got along, shared TJ stories, talked about how we felt about the outcome of the competition (GO GABI!), we wondered what her job may be like, and how much we appreciated & loved the staff at MTV.


I must say that this picture doesnt include the top 5, & a few other Tjs are missing as well. Also some key MTV players, Brett, Jaimen, Todd..and a few other people. I was soooo excited to meet the MTV folks... and Im sure we'll be meeting again ;). The top 5 consisted of Gabi (Your MTV TJ! :) ) DJ X (Gooo X!) Jose (#KAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAPOW!) Ryan L & Dannielle. I expect great things from them as well as all of the Tjs. I hope you watched the show & participated! Again thank you soo much to all of my supporters & friends/fam who made my run for the job even possible! I love you all!

Speaking of the Finale, -The Ready Set "Love Like Woe"

These guys performed at the finale...and I LOVED them! lolol.. :Live this song goes so hard!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Laugh Out Loud

Yall know every once in a while I have to post something that is HILARIOUS! Now this is for a mature audience.. but go ahead & get ready to BUGGG! lolol

Can Someone Explain??

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First Lady in Spain

Our First Lady is on a private vacation with Sasha in Spain,  and the off the shoulder steez is HURTIN em :) Anyyywho, some people have a huge issue with her being able to take a vacation obviously. There have been reports to come out that basically say that because she's the First Lady & we have to pay taxes that help pay her for being so, she shouldnt be able to take vacations. These reports go on to talk about how much her hotel room is a night (1000??? thats nothing.) plus the fact that she has taken some other vacations since becoming First Lady.
Heres the thing- you & I will have to pay taxes aaannyway. Lets just be real, this is a clean case of hate for no reason. The Obamas are in fact millionaires..and people kill me trying to dictate how others should spend their money simply because the country as a whole is in a recession. Well, some people arent\, and I think its ok that they spend THEIR money how THEYD like to. Whats the point in hating on our First Lady because she can enjoy herself. What is she supposed to lay in ashes & wear all black until her husband's Presidency is over because some people dont have the money she does? GetOverYourselves.edu

Bags By Chilli

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BabyKayks.. I have gotten more than one email & I HEAR YOU! lol Im working on making your request happen with the beautiful Chilli & her people at Enchanted, so give me a second...in the meeaaantime, I wanna share with yall this adorable bag line she has. Some of you probably already know about the bags but for those of you who dont, Chilli has  her own bag line. Its soo cute! I think they make for perfect gifts especially for parents.

Those of you who havent heard of Chilli's line, have most likely seen her carrying a purse or two around with a pic of her son Tron on it (see alllll in the above picture lol). Well, those bags are from her own line. Chilli says someone gave some to her as gifts. The original bags had photos of Tron on them and as he got bigger she wanted more bags. Well the company who made her original bags closed & thats when she thought it  necessary to start her own business with them! Im the same way.. if there isnt a way.. make a way lol. Well, I thought you all should know about these bags. There are many different sizes, styles to choose from and the process is made so easy on the site. Go check them out!

Janelle Monae New Video "Cold War"

Beautiful, Powerful, Conceptual, Intimate, Emotional, Profound, Intense- a few words that skipped through my thoughts as I attempted to process this new video by Janelle Monae. Janelle is one of the very VERY few artists making music right now. What I mean by that is, artistry has always been about more than entertainment & gimmick. She captures that. She gets it. She IS her art/music.  Its easy to get lost in the groove of her songs, they are so incredibly produced and she is such a deliverer that you just get sucked into how good they feel. Id challenge you all to appreciate the artistry that is Janelle Monae and look beyond her adorable face & timeless  sound & pay attention to the message of love, peace, enlightenment, and humility that is so boldly etched in her murals of sound. I love this video, Im sure you will too..amazing

Wyclef Announces Run for President of Haiti

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Who didnt see it coming? Raise your hand! Well mine def isnt raised. Its been clear to me for years that Wyclef's dedication to his beloved Haiti would reach the point of him taking some office. World famous producer, singer, songwriter, rapper, etc.. Wyclef Jean has officially announced that he is running for President of Haiti.


Most people know Wyclef is from Haiti, but probably just recently following the earthquake disaster were introduced to his passion for his country. According to Wyclef he's not running for President, he feels as though he's been drafted by the people of Haiti. For good reason I believe. It was obvious from the moment the quakes hit just how dedicated to them he & his wife are. The people of Haiti have watched him campaign for them on an international level not just in disaster, but for years prior to that.


Some are questioning whether Wyclef has the experience or understanding to go from producer to politician. Then of course you have the rumors of financial issues and IRS problems looming. There is a lot that could potentially be "iffy" about this campaign, but Id urge people to consider the man's heart. He's well respected & lives rather comfortably here, he'd be asking for a big life change for himself & his family to do this for any other reason other than feeling it best for his home. Im not really worried about the experience part, heck half of the people we elect dont know what theyre doing, thats why they have such a huge staff. Ultimately Haiti needs someone who can negotiate assistance from other countries in developing and appreciating all Haiti has to offer. I wish Wyclef & his family the best in this campaign..many prayers goin up.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Happy Birthday Mr. President!!!!!

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The other day I received an email from Barack's Campaign Email addressed "from First Lady Michelle Obama" asking me to sign our President's Birthday Card!! I signed along with a gazillion other people lol!  Anywho today is his bday. From KayKiSpeaks.com, HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR. PRESIDENT!

Nicki Minaj Announces Album Title on UStream

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Nicki used to do these Ustreams more regularly before her career took off to the galaxies lol. Yesterday as she'd promised, she got on ustream once reaching a million followers on Twitter. She did her regular shout outs/ thanked everyone for her recent BET awards & VMA nominations/ made her usual phone calls to her fans/ annnnnd announced the title of her highly anticipated freshman album, "Pink Friday". One thing that most people probably overlook about Nicki is that amongst all of her over the top (ness?) She encourages her fans to stay in school/go to school.... etc. Thats to be commended. Nicki is definitely a character, so check this video out.

Youre so special in a..weird way..
LOL???



Video clips at Ustream

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

KayKiSpeaks: Dru Hill Exclusive Interview!



How did 15 minutes turn into 40 minutes?! Im not sure. I guess Ive held this opportunity in my mind for years so I had LOTS to ask :)..These vids are self explanatory...so I wont write much....  but I did tell Nok that Id explain 1 thing...



Ironically the new member Tao wasnt on the call. So, I was on the phone with the original members that I used to love so much! Just a great moment! The fellas chat about their career, personal lives, beef, twitter, & their latest project InDrupendence Day that dropped Tuesday July, 27, 2010!!! Also catch Platinum House with Dru Hill Monday Nights @8 on Centric! Transcripts are available upon request!
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Coco & Breezy 2020 Collection!



A few weeks ago I dropped in on a photoshoot for Sir Will to interview him (for my MTV Challenge), and there I met designer twin sisters Coco & Breezy. These ladies are Hawt! Their lines of shades & accessories are just as hawt! lol Check out this pair "Evolution" below as well as the shout out I got from the ladies at the shoot! #POW Click the picture to visit their site & SHOP! lol

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Monday, August 2, 2010

TI, Chris Brown,Idris Elba, Paul Walker, Michael Ealy...TAKERS!

I saw the trailer for this movie a while back and IMMEDIATELY knew I wanted to see it. Probably not so much for the plot, but moreso for the fact that it seems as though TIP & Breezy are doing some great acting in it! Wait.. let me stop... IDRIS is in this movie! Which is enough of a reason for me to watch ANYTHING! lololol... peep the trailer below..

Jay Addresses Illuminati Rumors Again in Joint w/ Usher

If youre still believing the hype... getalife.com

Sunday, August 1, 2010

TIP & Tiny Married!

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Mr. & Mrs. TIP :)

Everybody is tweeting/talking about 2 weddings right now, Swizz & Alicia  and TIP & Tiny. Love is definitely in the air this weekend. The Who's who of Atlanta is partying it up in MIA this weekend to celebrate the union of a couple lots of people have grown to love. Tiny & Tip's relationship probably became most popular recently with Tiny's hit show Tiny & Toya on BET. With the show people got to see just how much TIP showered Tiny with random gifts and made her feel appreciated. Most importantly, it was obvious that the two have something very special. The wedding has been said to have been absolutely beautiful topped off with a fireworks show that had guests tweeting non stop. I love Tiny & Tip together & I wish them many more years of happiness and growth as a family! Shout out to Ryan Cameron for the twitpic :)