Christopher Wallace, Jr. is now 18! And he celebrated with a family trip to the studio with his mom Faith Evans and more. Peep the pics inside, and why he's giving us vibes that remind us of his dad more than ever...
The son of Faith Evans and the late Notorious B.I.G. just turned 18! And we remember when he was just born!
CJ headed straight to the studio to celebrate, and Faith's youngest son Ryder, family friend Kaydence and Ronnie DeVoe of New Edition were all there for the family fun too.
Cute. His older sister Chyna tweeted him saying,
HAPPY 18th BDAY to my brother my homie my ace @ceejaywallace!!! love you soooo much bro... Time to take over
And his mom posted:
Happy 18th birthday to my 1st born son @cj_toa.. We're so proud of you! #love #mother #son #family #teamfizzy #teamprolific #ideserveit #incomparable1124
CJ has been living in L.A. and sharing litle bits of what he's been working on. Check it below:
For the first time, Tiny Harris is speaking out about undergoing surgery to have her eye-color changed from brown to ice-gray. Find out what she told “Good Morning America” about the procedure and what her husband T.I. thinks inside…
We were shocked to learn reality star Tiny Harris underwent surgery to permanently change the color of her eyes. Last week, the “Tiny & Shekinah’s Weave Trip” star posted a picture to Instagram announcing she had changed her iris color from dark brown to ice-gray and she seemed super excited about it.
During a recent trip to Tunisia, Africa (with hubby T.I. and her eldest daughter Zonnique), Tiny went under the knife for the procedure using BrightOcular which, according to the website, is intraocular implant that is placed in the anterior chamber of the eye to change the appearance of the iris. And the reason she had to travel overseas to have the surgery done is because it’s actually illegal here in the United States!
This morning, Tiny appeared on “GMA” where she explained step-by-step how the procedure was performed and how she felt once the surgical operation was over. She revealed,
"They go into the eye and they make a little slit," Harris explained of the procedure that uses a medical-grade silicone. "They take an implant and it's folded up. They open it [and] spread it over your eye. They told me that the procedure was going to be quick, five to 10 minutes an eye," she said. "They woke me up. It was very blurry, then it kind of fades in."
So what does T.I. think about all this?
"He was like, 'What are you doing?'" Harris said, adding that now her spouse is OK with the change. "He loves them," she said. "He's OK with it as long as I'm healthy and don't have any problems."
When asked why she decided to go through with it, she responded,
“I just wanted to do something different. And I have the right to do that. It’s my body.”
After she initially posted to Instagram that she had changed her eye color, she deleted the posting soon after. Maybe the social media backlash was too much for her at first.
Now, she seems to be comfortable with it all because she has since uploaded another Instagram post, praising the doctor who performed the surgery AND sharing a promo code for those of you wishing to change the color of your eyes. She also added a note from the team who performed the surgery. It reads:
A photo posted by Majorgirl (@majorgirl) on Oct 10, 2014 at 1:23pm PDT
The part that stands out the most: "Of course any procedure has potential risks but no one has gone blind with brightocular and the success rate has been close to 100%." Please note, there have been no LONG TERM studies conducted to confirm this....LONG TERM.
T-Pain is singing y’all! And this time, he left his auto-tune device at home. Take a listen to T-Pain singing a few of his hits sans auto-tune and find out what he said about Kanye West not using the tool correctly. Also, we have a funny video of Anthony Hamilton and his backup singers remixing “P.O.P. Hold It Down.” More inside….
The king of auto-tune is proving he doesn’t NEED the tool to sound good on a track. T-Pain, who flooded the music charts in the 2000s with his auto-tuned hits, performed before an intimate crowd for NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series recently. And he left behind his auto-tune machine…on purpose.
The Nappy Boy Entertainment founder caught a lot of heat for using auto-tune so much on his tracks. It even sparked Jay Z to drop a track “D.O.A. (Death Of Auto-Tune) in 2009, throwing jabs at artists who use the tool as a crutch. Now, whether he was talking about T-Pain specifically, that remains unknown, but Pain did pop back at Hov after the track dropped saying “a 59 year old shouldn't be trying to dictate what's hot in rap”. Bloop!
Now…the 29-year-old (yes, 29) rapper/singer is proving he doesn’t actually need auto-tune. Sitting before a small audience with just a microphone and his friend on the keyboard, T-Pain remixed a three of his hits “Buy U A Drank (Shawty Snappin'), "Up Down (Do This All Day)" and "Drankin' Patna” as he crooned the lyrics in a melodic way. And he sounds pretty damn good.
Check it below:
Speaking of auto-tune....
In a recent interview with HuffPost Live, T-Pain revealed there are only two artists who have mastered how to use auto-tune (outside of himself) and that is Chris Brown and Jamie Foxx. Makes sense, since he said he was the one who taught both of them how to use it. He sounded off,
"When people hear Auto-Tune, they know that it's used so much for a crutch. I use it to turn my voice into an instrument. Don't get me wrong, there are a lot of guys that use Auto-Tune that cannot sing. The only person I heard use it correctly, like I use it, was Chris Brown and Jamie Foxx".
So who is using the technology and just not doing it right? According to T-Pain that would be Kanye West! You’ll recall Yeezy dropped an entire album, 808s & Heartbreak, in 2008 using auto-tune and even with the help of the “Rappa Ternt Sanga” Ye still isn’t using it in the most effective way…well so says Pain.
"Kanye uses it, but he doesn't use it correctly. He makes great music with it, but the way that I use it and the way that I've shown Chris and Jamie to use it, he doesn't use it that way," he said. "He sings without it first, and then he puts it on it. ... You don't know how it's going to come out. You can't catch your mistakes before that happens. Sometimes he gets a little wobbly and things like that."
Oh…ok. It’s interesting to note, T-Pain actually helped Ye on his 808s album and said that the result was “pretty good” being that he helped him use the technology. Guess he’s just not feeling what Ye dropped afterwards.
And in a hilarious video….
Anthony Hamilton has joined in on the viral video foolishness of “P.O.P’s” Donna Goudeau.
After rocking the stage in Melbourne, Australia during Soulfest 2014, Anthony Hamilton and his backup vocalists, dubbed The Hamiltones, decided to have a little fun backstage. In a video clip, Anthony and his crew freestyle their version of “P.O.P. Hold It Down” crooning lyrics/quotes from the recent viral sensation. And it will have you cracking up!