With season 3 of "Mary Mary" off to a great start, the infidelity that Tina Campbell confronts has emerged as one of the show's most intriguing storylines. Find out why she takes "responsibility" for her husband stepping out of the marriage and speak on whether you agree or disagree.
During a high-profile EBONY cover story a few months ago, we first learned about gospel singer Tina Campbell attempting to stab her husband, Teddy Campbell, for stepping outside of their marriage. Now, on the current season of the "Mary Mary" reality series, fans and viewers get to see how the couple dealt with the issue. What may shock some viewers is that Tina appears to take "responsibility" for her husband's cheating....or at least her part in it. Before you get ready to go to war on this with your feminist (and common sense) hat on (we are TOTALLY ready ourselves), check out her full comment.
During an interview with CNikky, Tina had this to say:
On taking "responsiblity" for her husband's cheating:
“I, Tina, assume full responsibility for the issues that I contributed to the relationship. I was controlling, talked too much. And you can never be heard over me because when I wanna talk I got the floor and ain’t nobody gonna get it from me until I give it up. Real talk. That was the way it was and I have to work on myself. You know what I mean? I was selfish. When we started having children it’s like, I forget that I have a responsibility as a wife. And I’m questioning you like, ‘Really, what you want me to do? I gotta baby!’
On making her man feel "small":
Even though that’s sometimes what you’re faced with, that ain’t the right spirit to do it in. And what happens is, you’re going on and you’re busy and you’ve got children and you’ve got work. And what happens is your husband is last and you don’t realize that he’s last. And if he has a problem with being last you’re like,’Well, what am I supposed to do? You know that I’ve got a career? You know that I’ve got these babies, you’re the one that got me pregnant!’ You want your husband to be the man and to take his place, but because ‘I’m a strong woman, I’m a this woman and I’m a that woman’ we busy stepping on our man. Making him feel small. And you know what? I did that. And I take responsibility for that.
Do you agree that the both persons are responsible when one cheats? Should each person in the relationship consider whether their own actions led to cheating (not just a breakdown) in the relationship? We have our thoughts....and while both peole are always responsible for communication and their own actions in a relationship, we can never co-sign on a woman causing a man to CHEAT, or vice versa. Adults who respect each other choose to talk it out or move on from the relationship, not act with disrespect.
Newcomer Jhené Aiko graces the cover of Complex magazine’s latest issue where she opens up about her daughter, her singing career and the passing of her brother. Find out what you may have not known about the newest singer/songwriter who loves a good bikini/monokini on the music scene when you go inside…
Up-and-coming singer-songwriter Jhené Aiko lands on the cover of the April/May issue of Complex. Fashion photographer Marcus Hyde shot the Complex shoot on the beach in Negril, Jamaica.
The 25-year-old singer (who celebrates a birthday on March 16th) is currently overseas with Drake performing their hit “From Time” and a few other songs she helps him out on.
Jhené, who has a sound that gives us Cassie tease, dropped her first mixtape Sailing Souls in 2011 then released an EP last year titled Sail Out. Ahd she's now gearing up for the release of her first studio album Souled Out.
In the interview, Jhené (whose real name is Efuru Chilombo) revealed her mother is Japanese, Spanish, and Dominican while her father is an African-American, Native-American, German Jewish man.
The songstress, who counts Karrueche Tran and Rihanna as good friends (interestigly enough), talked about landing a deal with Epic Records when she was 12, then leaving the music industry to finish school. (Remember her?!)
“I was in high school,” Jhené recalls, “and there was a new label boss who wasn’t well versed in who I was or my music. I was just like, ‘You know what? I want to get released.’ ”
She eventually linked up with Def Jam exec/producer No I.D. and was signed as the first artist to his Artium imprint.
Jhene also opened up about her personal life. She revealed at the age of 20, she had a baby girl with Omarion’s little brother, O’Ryan. She named her Namiko Love which means “child of the wave” after reading a book by the Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh.
“There’s no such thing as birth and death because the wave cannot die; it’s all water. Things manifest when the conditions are right, and they don’t manifest when they’re not right. But there are no ends, no beginnings, just continuation.”
And she opened up about the death of her brother whom she lost two years ago after he lost his battle with brain cancer:
“When he first found out he had cancer he got into Buddhism,” Jhené says. “I had started getting into Buddhism when I was 15. We were super close, almost like twins. We would get high and have these talks, like, ‘What is life?’”
“He would see friends and they would see that he was walking a little different or had lost weight but he would never tell them, ‘Oh, I’m sick.’” Jhené put her feelings into the song “For My Brother.” He first heard it the day he passed away.
Jhené got the rising sun on her shoulder to represent her brother. “Waves of sadness crashing against shores of unsureness,” she sang for him. “So hard for me to understand when doctors they cannot cure this.”
Nicki Minaj, Safaree Samuels and a few friends headed to Cabo San Lucas to celebrate “10 years” (of what exactly, we’re not totally sure) and Nicki shared via Instagram an impromptu photoshoot showing off her favorite lady lumps. She said:
I was falling n @grizzleemusic just kept on shooting. Lol
This chick loves the attention. Interestingly, she took off that fat ring she was wearing on her wedding ring finger a few days ago....and which seemed to match SB's he was wearing on the same finger.
Their Cabo anniversary getaway has come to an end as the "Lookin A** N****" rapper and her “boo” were spotted arriving at LAX airport yesterday.
Nicki clearly didn’t look too happy as she walked through the airport in her pink skinny jeans, studded biker jacket and black boots. Guess she didn’t want to leave Cabo. Can’t say that we blame her.