You didn't have to travel to Las Vegas to experience the #MayPac fight as YBF couples Kanye & Kim West and Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker proved. Find out how (and with whom) they watched the Fight Of The Century inside...
Before the start of last night's "Fight Of The Century", the world's most talked about couple dined at Cipriani Downtown in SoHo, NYC. Kim and Kanye had just flown back from LA where she appeared on The Jimmy Kimmel Show to promote her newest journalistic piece of work...a book of selfies called Selfish.
After dinner, they joined two other power couples Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union and Lala & Carmelo Anthony to watch the #MayPac fight and also support Chris Paul as the LA Clippers defeated the San Antonio Spurs (111-109). Dwyane captioned the pic atop "Chilling watching our brother @cp3 do what he does."
In between the basketball game and the fight, besties and Think Like A Man 2 co-stars Lala & Gabby managed to sneak away and snap this cute pic!
Grammy-winning singer Kandi Burruss and her friends gathered at her estate for a #MayPac pool party. The gathering was suggested by her bestie and "LAHH ATL" star Rasheeda. On Instagram, Kandi posted, "My boo @rasheedadabosschick told me "Yall need to have a fight party"... So here we are!"
Kandi and Todd kicked with Rasheeda and her hubby Kirk Frost and Funky Dineva.
As Kandi explains in the video below, she technically had two parties. The house was split between the Blacks who liked swimming, and the Blacks who refused to get in the pool.
Attendees who didn't head downstairs to the pool who greeted by Kandi''s BFF Carmon, who acted as a spokeswoman for Avion vodka. Kandi's business manager Don Juan captioned "At the fight night and they got @camcambi the Avion Girl on deck serving the party...we had to switch up our drink up from the DonJulio.. @todd167 is handing it out like water!#avion"
Inside, Don Juan posted a pic of himself with radio personality Egypt Sherrod. Hmm....it doesn't look like she went to the pool.
Don Juan also posed with Lala's cousin Dice. We don't think Dice went for a swim either.
It doesn't look like Rasheeda took a dip in the pool either! But, she did join Don Juan and DJ AONE for a little hookah.
YBF faves Rihanna and KeKe Palmer were spotted out and about in New York City over the weekend. Check out the ladies' fashion statements inside and get the latest on their projects too.
Last night in NYC, Rihanna was spotted on her way to dinner in Soho in hr Timbs. While Rihanna is usually "fashion forward" when it comes to her looks, last night paid homage to her "Only Girl (In The World)" days. RiRi went back to auburn hair, donning a curly red wig which contrasted dramatically with her pitch-black shades and dark lipstick. The provocative lip-wear is from her BFF Leandra's makeup line Free Spirit Cosmetics.
After dinner, she headed to Richie Akiva's Up & Down where the in-crowd gathered to celebrate Floyd Mayweather's victory (see our party roundup here).
While we wait for the next album, Navy fans can watch her on the season finale of "SNL" on May 16! Perhaps she'll debut a new song?
Also in New York City...
We spotted KeKe Palmer with her momager Sharon Palmer.
In case you missed it, KeKe did a funny (and revealing) interview with The Breakfast Club a few days ago where she called mama Sharon out for watching porn. In her hilarious defense, Sharon verified that she enjoys porn and watches it while on the road - and away from her husband. Oh...
KeKe's day-to-day currently involves promo for her latest film, Brotherly Love, her new show "Scream Queens," and the upcming full season of her talk show. For her most recent appearance, she rocked a colorful Peter Pilotto ensemble and Jimmy Choo shoes. Cute!
While we're keeping up with KeKe, her next big television project is Ryan Murphy's FOX series, "Scream Queens" (set to premiere in fall 2015).
Photos via Antonio "Tony Billz" Lumley/Splash/FameFlynet
Lauryn Hill didn't make it to a performance in Nigeria over the weekend, so she apologized with an acoustic version of one of her biggest hits. Watch the performance inside and see pics from Wale's "Matrimony" video shoot with Usher and Bria Murphy.
Lauryn Hill's concert in Lagos, Nigeria was cancelled this weekend after the promoter failed to come through with her travel arrangements (see her statement below).
A little backstory - TheYBF.com has been following the "live performance" high jinks of Ms. Lauryn Hill for a few years. And by that, we mean she is very capable of missing performances and/or showing up three hours late - so a "cancelled" concert from MLH always deserves an explanation. And this time, we can confirm it wasn't her fault.
In regards to the cancelled Lagos concert, Lauryn explained in a message posted on Facebook:
"Hello Lagos, Nigeria! We are disappointed to report that we will not be performing at tonight’s concert. From our end, we did everything we were supposed to do, including waiting at the airport for many hours, ready to fly out and share the evening with you. Unfortunately, after much effort, the promoter was not able to get all of our travel arrangements taken care of. This prevented us from being able to fly into Nigeria in time to make the concert. We were all very excited to come, and very disappointed that we couldn’t make this one. HOWEVER, we are working to reschedule our appearance ASAP. From what we’ve been told, the promoter intends to honor all tickets sold. Our best to and for Lagos. Love and Blessings!
Ms. Lauryn Hill and the MLH band and Production Team”
In order to make up for the missed show, Lauryn delivered an exclusive performance (from her living room) of her hit "Doo Wop (That Thing)" from 1998s The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.
The performance features Ms. Lauryn alongside her background singers and her 7-year-old daughter Sarah Marley.
On the set...
Wale shot the video for his single "Matrimony" recently and we've come across a few pics from the set. The video stars Hollywood royalty Bria Murphy (the daughter of Eddie & Nicole) who reprises her role as Wale's love interest (fyi - Bria also starred in Wale's "Bad" video).
"Matrimony" is the second single from The Album About Nothing and we will see Bria donning a vintage wedding dress with a crystal headband. In addition to the video, Bria also wrapped production on her indie comedy "Drive, She Said" with Jason Biggs and Ashley Tisdale earlier this year.
Pop star Usher, who is a featured guest on the track, will star alongside Wale and Bria in the clip. In the pic above, he posed with celebrity hairstylist Aden Marq (who styled Bria for the shoot).
Photos via Bria Murphy's Instagram/Aden Marq's Instagram/Lauryn Hill's Facebook