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On April 22, 2016 4x Grammy Award Winning Producer Hitman Stevie J and the mother of his first son Pastor Rhonda Henderson had her booking signing, “The Private Life of A Public Woman” at Perimeter Mall inside of the Paparazzi store. Yes you see it!  You think you know  someone by looking at them from the outside or by just watching them from the outside from a public view but you have no idea. READ MORE

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18 year-old Christal McGee had a “Brilliant” idea to snap and drive testing Snapchat’s speed filter so that she could get a trophy for her “accomplishment. She crashed and injured two civilians injuring herself as well in the process. Don’t be like 18 year-old Christal McGee.

Earlier this week McGee was behind the wheel of her father’s C230 Mercedes Benz drving at 107mp before crashing into the gray Mitsubishi being driven by Uber driver Maynard Wentworth. The lawsuit alleges that McGee was too distracted by her to notice  Wentworth’s appearance. Mr. Wentworth’s lawyers have stated that their client had suffered serious brain damage, that he requires assistance to walk resulting in him having to spend five weeks in intensive care and that he is unable to work.

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Snapchat is not specifically commented directly regarding this specific case but did release this statement, “No Snap is more important than someone’s safety. We actively discourage our community from using the speed filter while driving, including by displaying a ‘Do NOT Snap and Drive’ warning message in the app itself.”

The company’s terms of service that can be found on their website clearly states, “Do not use our Services in a way that would distract you from obeying traffic or safety laws and never put yourself or others in harm’s way just to capture a Snap.”

Shortly after the accident McGee posted this picture to her Snapchat

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Since this accident, personal injury lawyers across the country have been trying to capitalize on this and soliciting clients asking people if they’ve been in a car accident that may have involved Snapchat or any other social media app.One thing is for sure social media is not for everyone!

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My girl Tammy Rivera hosted her own fashion show for her new swim wear gear ! The event was held at Infiniti of South Atlanta courtesy of Andre Goolsby. Food was prepared by celebrity Chef Sammie Davis and valet services were available compliments of the lovely ladies of ” Pink Stiletto Valet.” READ MORE

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Atlanta is ablaze thanks to the epic listening party for Bankroll Mafia hosted by rapper T.I. and powered by the good people over at Seagrams. The epic event was held at Atlanta’s newest entertainment hotspot Top Golf. Atlanta’s biggest and brightest stars came out to celebrate the works of Bankroll Mafia and have a good time that involved music, Seagrams, and southern hospitality.

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Beyonce: Lemonade Served Hot!

Prince has died and Beyonce’s out here serving lemonade!

The music industry in the last 72 hours lost an iconic part of black history with the passing of one of Music’s biggest pioneers, Prince left us in heavy rotation of falling “Purple Rain,” but Beyonce got her umbrella out here serving this bitter sweet purple lemonade and she’s serving it with a dose of hot sauce!

The anticipated album from the muva’ of roc nation dropped only moments ago on Tidal preceded by an hour long visual album special that aired on HBO that will have your head spinning, jaw dropped all the way past the concrete and your sub conscience going “i knew it”. Did she deliver? The answer is simple, doesn’t she always? She gave us southern hospitality, goth, emo, even a little country. This is none like any album she has put forth to date. This is Beyonce exposed and this should come as no surprise that she is exposing and validating truth on her terms! You might however want to sip slow and sit down whiles ingesting this glass of “Bey’s truth because the relativity to your own life might choke you!

The HBO special delved deep into the very core of Black people and why more than ever it is truly time for us to get in “Formation” and it’s not just because our sons, brothers, husbands or fathers are being killed, but also because black people are divided and are hurting each other! The many high profiled cameos that came through to support Beyonce with this project demonstrated what power and change can look like if we as black people learned to love ourselves, heal each other and build each other up!

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We heard the sultry voice of “The Weekend”  as Bey gave us some “red-light special” action in “Emptiness”. Serena Williams strutted her beautifully structured curves in “Sorry” as Bey looked all kinds of crazy in the chair she was sitting in, but she was everyone woman sitting in that chair that has been through the hurt and embarrassment of being betrayed by the one you love. We saw intimate moments that took place in her private home life with husband Jay-Z and even never before seen footage of her pregnant belly, putting to rest the rumor that she had a surrogate carry Blue Ivy.

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It seemed as though Bey was talking to every man and woman that has felt the pangs of people hurting people who claimed it was in the name of love through this album and HBO special, whiles subliminally airing her personal warning letter to her husband. It’s apparent that this album is personal! Years of speculation that her marriage was a tumultuous one validated by her in one night! She bears it all, her vulnerability, her ego, her jealousy and her crazy!

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The lyrics to some of the songs alludes to the possibility of a forthcoming divorce, validating the rumors that circulated on the net that Jay-Z had in fact cheated on her. In this HBO special though, Bey served him a dose of reality and read him right saying “This is your final warning, You know I give you life. You try this s–t again, you gonna lose your wife,” a line from the song “Anger”. She is not playing, letting him know that she is not the one to be cheated on! Shots were fired and she blew a baseball sized hole through her target’e ego and all of the “sidechicks” that want to think about being his sidechick!

This lemonade gives you life, your life, it serves you a dose of reality, hers and yours, Bey gives you intimacy, pain, betrayal, anger, crazy, but most importantly she gives us the secret to healing and forgiveness. With each of these lessons heard through the 12 songs that’s on this album, Queen Bey has yet again demonstrated why her crown stays on top of her head, it’s because she’s figured out the secret to a happy life and that’s embracing your crazy, so that you can stay sane! Now this is how you “break the internet” with purpose!

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 Full “Lemonade” track list:
1. Pray You Catch Me
2. Hold Up
3. Don’t Hurt Yourself
4. Sorry
5. 6 Inch
6. Daddy Lessons
7. Love Drought
8. Sandcastles
9. Forward
10. Freedom
11. All Night
12. Formation

 

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Remember when girl groups were just as popular as the boy groups if not even more popular. Well these fine young girls from this all girl group called “MakoGirls” are sure to bring you back to experiencing a pure, genuine, fun girl group that will remind you of the girl groups we grew up listening to and loved, such as SWV, 702 and TLC. They all changed the music in a whole with their good energy and empowering lyrics becoming world classic acts hit after hit. The “MakoGirls” are ready to bring back that music and share their party, dance moving songs to all of the world reminding us to have fun again.

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Shanti Das and Marlon Nichols presented a dope experience for the 7th Season of ATL Live on the Park.

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Atlanta’s Scales 925 played the backdrop to KEANU’s advanced screening with the cast and Atlanta’s biggest and most influential taste makers!

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