The rumour mill which has been buzzing for some years now about whether or not Tamar Braxton has bleached her skin has been addressed.
In an interview with Ebony this week, she laid the rumors to rest by revealing that her lighter toned skin is due to vitiligo, a skin disease which causes discoloration.
In order to show that she is not throwing dust into our eyes, she shared an Instagram pic of the discoloration on her hands along with a photo of herself as a child.
This is what she told Ebony…
Anybody with skin issues knows that that’s a very sensitive subject. And that’s why I’ve never shared that I have Vitiligo, because I do. I’ve always had it, since I was a young girl. It’s not as bad as others because everybody has it differently, but I’ve certainly had mine diagnosed. That’s why I tan. People say, “You bleach your skin!” But I tan just so I can have a better tone on my skin, boo!
It’s gotten worse since I’ve gotten pregnant. If you shake my hand now, to me it’s more noticeable. But when you get diagnosed with a skin disorder, it’s hard. It does weigh on your self-esteem. It really does. But I’m done defending that. I’m not bleaching my skin and if I was bleaching my skin and I felt like saying so, I would, but for the record, I am not.
“I just have to say, I feel so good to be on this stage. I have the best fans in the world….My doctors told me not to perform tonight. But there’s no way in the world. You all give me so much inspiration. And I just want to thank you guys.”
Record producer, Rapper and Entrepreneur-Dr. Dre has donated $70 million to USC to help train and inspire a new generation of innovators.
Music industry executive Jimmy Lovine also added something up to the donation which will allow USC to create what it described as an “entirely new model for training and inspiring a new generation of innovators”.
The goal of the USC Jimmy Lovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation “is to shape the future by nurturing the talents, passions, leadership and risk-taking of uniquely qualified students who challenge conventional views of art and industry,” according to USC.
The academy will enroll its first class of 25 students in fall 2014.
Applicants will be accepted based on a rigorous review process encompassing demonstrated academic excellence as well as proven ability for original thought.
Did you know Kelly Rowland was jealous of Beyonce—sometimes back?
In her new track ‘Dirty Laundry’ Kelly Rowland has opened up on her private life—talking about being jealous of Beyonce’s success at one point in time and being involved with with an abuser (ex boyfriend) who tried to turn her against her friends.
In the song, she sings…
While my sister was on stage killing it like a mother——, I was enraged feelin’ it like a mother——-.
Bird in the cage, you would never know what I was dealing, we went our separate ways but I was happy she was killing it
Bittersweet, she was up I was down. No lie I feel good for her, but what do I do now?
Meanwhile, this n-gga putting his hands on me, swear y’all don’t know the half of this industry.
Actress-Angelina Jolie, 37, has had both of her breasts removed to prevent her from getting breast cancer.
The Oscar-winning actress has said she underwent the double mastectomy after doctors found a gene that makes the probability of her developing breast cancer very high.
According to Angelina Jolie, the breasts surgically became necessary after her doctor revealed she had an 87% risk of breast cancer and a 50% risk of ovarian cancer. After under going mastectomy, her current risk hovers around 5%.
She is quoted as saying; “I do not feel any less of a woman…I feel empowered that I made a strong choice that in no way diminishes my femininity.”
Rapper-Nicki Minaj may still be dreaming to grab the all important Vogue cover but that has not stopped her from pulling a super girly on the cover of the June/July issue of Teen Vogue.
Every Vogue, is a vogue…right?
In the magazine, she talks about it why she refuses to fake the funk in the music industry, her parents dysfunctional relationship and how it affected her childhood among other interesting things…
Check out excerpts from her interview with Vogue
On why she refuses to fake the funk
People treat this business like it’s high school. It can absolutely feel like one big popularity contest, and you know what? I can’t be bothered. I can’t allow myself to play ridiculous games with grown adults in the industry. I can’t be nice to someone just because they’re hot right now. I can’t do it.
On how her parents dysfunctional relationship affected her
Every time my parents fought, my mother would have us move and I would have to go to a new school, which meant I’d have to face the task of making new friends. I dreaded it. I had butterflies in my stomach each time: Are people going to like or hate me? … Sometimes there’d be a fight, sometimes not. I let people know I wasn’t going to be pushed around.
On why she no longer pays attention to the critics
I used to read the bad things people said about me, then I asked myself, ‘Why am I reading that when I have millions of people saying great things?’ You cannot give negativity power. I tell teens, if you’re having a problem, there’s nothing wrong with deleting your social media. If people keep taunting you and you keep reading it, it’s poison.
Multiple sources claim Beyoncé is pregnant, expecting baby number 2 child with husband Jay-Z.
According to these sources, Beyonce, who is currently in the middle of a world tour and gave birth to her first baby January, 2012 is pregnant again. Bey wore a Givenchy gown with a high, belted waist that carefully camouflaged her midsection, but pictures have emerged on blogs of what looks like a baby bump from recent tour dates.
Just last week Beyoncé, gave an interview to ABC’s “GMA,” where she said, “I would like more children. I think my daughter needs some company. I definitely love being a big sister.”
Congratulations to Beyonce and hubby Jay-Z! We hope it is happening for real…