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TELLING HER SIDE: Karrueche Tran Reveals How She Found Out About Chris Brown’s Daughter, Says She Stills Loves Him But Will NOT Go Back To Him

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Since calling it quits with her on-again off-again boyfriend Chris Brown, Karrueche Tran sits down with Iyanla Vanzant for a special interview to tell her side of everything that went down. Get the deets and check out the full episode inside….

Since we first told you about Karrueche Tran doing an interview with OWN’s Iyanla Vanzant we’ve been twiddling our thumbs to get the juice. And now, the tea has been spilled.

Last night, Kae’s “Fix My Life” special aired on OWN where she sat down with Iyanla Vanzant for a detailed interview about her roller coaster relationship with R&B superstar Chris Brown, which involved a love triangle with Rihanna, numerous groupie tales, and recently, Breezy fathering a nine-month old baby girl named Royalty.

Chris and Kae’s entire relationship has played out in the public eye since they hooked up two years after he was hit with two felony charges for assaulting his then girlfriend Rihanna in 2009. Kae revealed they met 5 years ago while she was on a styling job when he asked for her number. She said gave her number to one of his dancers and Breezy called her up that night. Although she had the attention of one of R&B's biggest stars, she claims she wasn't star struck at all. In fact, she said she was flattered but she wasn't pressed that he was a celebrity. Hmph.

For their first date, Kae said they went to Norms restaurant at 2:30 in the morning. Interesting first date. She also said she waited a few months before sleeping with Chris, which she said was a long time considering he could get with any chick at the drop of a dime. The aspiring model said she wanted to be "different" from all the other girls he had been with.

Nearly a year after getting together, on Christmas Day 2012, Kae said CB up and left telling her he had somewhere to go. Unfortunately, that’s when their relationship took a turn for the worst once she found out Chris had left her to attend a NBA basketball game, sitting courtside with his ex-girlfriend Rihanna.

Since then, there have been plenty of groupie tales, lies and backstabbing, but Kae eventually got fed up with it all once she found out her boyfriend had fathered a child, unbeknownst to her. The kicker? Kae found out just like the rest of us…via social media! Messy!

As hard as she tried, Kae did her best not paint Chris as a bad guy. He clearly has his issues, but she also admitted to having some of her own. She said, “Yes, he is damaged, but I’m damaged, too.”

Iyanala also took a moment to chat with Kae’s bestie Christina Milian and called her out on not offering Kae the support she needed during her turbulent relationship with the R&B bad boy. C-Milli tried to ease her way out of it by saying her “best friend” doesn’t always tell her what’s going on in her life so she really didn’t know the details. Hmph.

All in all, Kae said she still loves Breezy, but this time she doesn’t plan on taking him back. We’ve definitely heard this all before, so time will tell.

Peep the entire interview below:



Photo/Video: OWN/Yardie

YBF Ladies TAKE Over The 2015 Black Girls ROCK Event: Jill Scott, Tracee Ellis Ross, Janelle Monae, Ciara, Jada Pinkett Smith & More + FLOTUS Michelle Obama Delivers Powerful Speech

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A bunch of beautiful YBF ladies were in attendance at the 2015 Black Girls Rock event held at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center yesterday. And we have all of the fabulousness from Jill Scott, Tracee Ellis Ross, Janelle Monae, Jada Pinkett Smith, First Lady Michelle Obama and many more inside….

Last night, the 2015 Black Girls Rock event was held at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark. And it brought out many of our fave YBF ladies serving up their hottest looks and extra glam to celebrate women of color.

Singer/songwriter Jill Scott, who recently released visuals to her new track “You Don’t Know,” slayed the white carpet in a black-and-white jumpsuit accented with a bold color and colorful sandals. The With This Ring star brought her amazing fro to top off her perfectly put together look. Yes Jilly from Philly! We’re loving it.

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“black•ish” star Tracee Ellis Ross (aka T Murda) worked the carpet in a high slit one-shoulder Bibhu Mohapatra Spring’15 gown topped off with a head full of curls. Gorge. Tracee returned to co-host the night of girl power alongside Regina King.

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“Electric Lady” Janelle Monae sure has this black-and-white uniform look mastered. She kept it chic in a RVNNYC pre-Fall 2015 crop top and skirt, which she paired with Dsquared2 sandals and clutch. Slay Janelle!

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New mom Ciara took a break from her motherly duties and filming for her new NBC show “I Can Do That!" to shut down the white carpet in sexy silk black gown. The new celebrity competition show, which also stars Marlon Wayans, premieres May 26th.

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Returning co-host and star of "American Crime" Regina King turned heads in a shiny silver suit before hitting the stage for her hosting duties.

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One of our fave YBF couples Will and Jada Pinkett Smith posed up for the cameras on the white carpet. Will has a new action-drama film in theaters now titled FOCUS.

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Oscar nominated directress Ava DuVernay got red hot on the white carpet. She was one of the honorees of the night being recognized for all of her hard work and dedication in the film industry.

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Black Girls Rock founder Beverly Bond and her husband Bazaar Royale hit the carpet before saluting some awesome black women in the industry.

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YBF actress Tatyana Ali was tapped to conduct interviews for the post show. We're feeling her black lace jumpsuit.

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BET CEO Debra Lee was all smiles on the white carpet.

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Celebrity stylist June Ambrose brought her adorable daughter Summer to witness all of the black girl power of the evening.

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British singer Estelle, who has a new album titled True Romance out now, hit the carpet in an interesting look.

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Songstress Bridget Kelly worked a strapless printed Cedric Charlier dress paired with strappy Pierre Hardy heels.

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"Vampire Diaries" star Kat Graham served in all black rocking a strapless Barbara Bui top, asymmetric Anthony Vaccarello skirt and Christian Louboutins.

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"Orange is the New Black" Danielle Brooks kept it cute in a black jumpsuit.


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First Lady Michelle Obama took the stage, looking stunning in a white off-the-shoulder dress, to deliver a powerful speech before an audience of amazing black women and young girls about the power, beauty and perseverance of black women. She passionately said,

"No matter who you are, no matter where you come from, you are beautiful. I am so proud of you. My husband, your president, is so proud of you," she added. "We have so much hope and dreams for you."

She continued,

“I know there are voices that you are not good enough. Each of those doubts was like a test that I either shrink away from or rise to meet. And I decided to rise."

She also spoke on the importance of education and how knowledge can take you to places you'd never imagine. She said,

"There is nothing more important than being serious about your education and why I am able to stand here tonight. ... I want every one of our black girls do to the same, and our black boys."

Say it First Lady!

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Iconic actress Cicely Tyson dressed in all white took the stage to accept her honor.

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"Gotham" actress Jada Pinkett Smith was joined on her stage by her husband Will Smith who saluted his wife with a kiss after accepting her award.

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Jill Scott rocked the stage with a musical selection, changing into beautiful teal gown.

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Songstress Erykah Badu was one of the night's honorees and she also hit the stage to perform.

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R&B singer Fantasia brought down the house with a powerful performance.

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CiCi also took the stage, changing into an all white ensemble, to perform.

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The Smiths were all smiles backstage after Jada received her award.

And they shared many memorable moments in the audience:

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Jada's mom Adrienne Banfield-Jones, looking stunning, was also in the audience to celebrate her daughter's accomplishments.

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Fun times.

"Black Girls Rock!" will air Sunday, April 5th at 7/6c on BET.


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Kerry Washington, Taraji P. Henson, Viola Davis, Queen Latifah, & Uzo Aduba Get GORGE For “Variety Studio: Actors on Actors” Emmy Edition Taping In L.A.

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Beautiful ladies Kerry Washington, Taraji P. Henson, Viola Davis, Queen Latifah and Uzo Aduba brought the fabness for a taping of “Variety Studio: Actors on Actors” Emmy Edition. Peep the brown beauties’ flicks inside…

Yesterday, a few of our fave YBF ladies were front-and-center for a taping of “Variety Studio: Actors on Actors” Emmy Edition (presented by Autograph Collection Hotels) in L.A. And let’s just say the ladies were on their A-game serving class and sass for the taping.

For the upcoming eighth installment, “Variety Studio: Actors on Actors” will feature conversations between television stars who are contending for Emmy Awards. And, of course, our girl Kerry Washington is in the running for her role as Olivia Pope in the hit ABC series “Scandal.”

For her look, the Emmy-nominated actress played with patterns, rocking a polka dot and floral Giambattista Valli dress, Bionda Castana "Daphne Bis" pumps, Lauren Harper earrings, Amrapali ring, and a Movado watch. Gorge. Kerry has been nominated for the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series category for a Primetime Emmy in 2013 & 2014.

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“Empire” breakout star Taraji P. Henson lit up the carpet in a bright yellow dress with her hair pulled up into a bun. Ms. Henson will definitely be in the running for an Emmy this year for the fan favorite role of Cookie Lyon in the FOX hip hopera series. Taraji was nominated for a Primetime Emmy in 2011 for her role as Tiffany Rubin in "Taken from Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story."

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Viola Davis, star of ABC series “How To Get Away With Murder,” will be contending for an Emmy this year for her role as Annalise Keating in the crime drama series. If she's nominated, this will be her first Emmy nod. That scene on "HTGAWM" when she takes off her wig, make-up and eye-lashes is definitely Emmy worthy.

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“Orange is the New Black” star and Creative Arts Emmy winner Uzo Aduba looked amazing in a black and blue dress on the carpet. She won an Emmy in the Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series category for her role as Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren in the Netflix series.

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And Emmy-nominated actress Queen Latifah (who's starring as legendary blues singer Bessie Smith in an upcoming telefim) was on hand to interview Taraji.


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Taraji took a moment to serve up some fierceness and funny faces for the cameras.

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Taraji caught up with "The Mindy Project" star Mindy Kaling for a photo-op.

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And she snapped selfies with television host Conan O'Brien before her sit down.

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Queen Latifah had the honor of interviewing Taraji to chat about the art of acting and her role as Cookie Lyon on "Empire."

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And they ended their session with a hug.

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Kerry Washington toted her dog Josie around as she chopped it up with "Jane The Virgin star" Gina Rodriguez.

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Then "The Edit" cover girl sat down with late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel for the Variety series.

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Looks like she enjoyed her chat with Jimmy.

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Viola Davis was interviewed by upcoming "Grace and Frankie" star Jane Fonda.

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Uzo Aduba snapped a few pics before sitting down with Gina Rodriguez for her one-on-one interview.

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And, of course, they ended their chat with an "us-ie." Fab times!


“Variety Studio: Actors on Actors” Emmy Edition will premiere June 14th at 7 pm on PBS SoCal. Following the premiere, the show will air across all PBS stations across the nation starting in July.


Photos: Getty

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