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‘Queens’ Premiere Recap: Brandy Is Ready For A Comeback In Fierce New Series

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The queen of ‘Queens’ are here to stay! The highly-anticipated new series premiered on October 19 with plenty of drama, girl power, and epic musical moments.

The world of Queens begins in 1999 when the Nasty Bitches are the biggest hip-hop band in the world. Brianna (Eve), Jill (Naturi Naughton), Valeria (Nadine Velazquez), and Naomi (Brandy) are on top of the world and known as their alter egos Professor Sex, Da Thrill, Butter Pecan, and Xplicit Lyrics. Fast forward 20 years and everything has changed for these women.

Brianna is a busy mom of five. Her husband is a professor who has been taking time off for a medical problem. Jill is cheating on her husband and is in love with someone else. That someone happens to be a woman. Valeria is the ultimate opportunist, going so far as sabotaging her co-worker to get ahead. Meanwhile, Naomi is still performing, but to a barely-there crowd in Nashville.

The women of ‘Queens.’ (ABC)

Brianna, Jill, and Naomi find themselves at a crossroads in their lives. Brianna discovers that her husband is cheating on her with a student. Jill refuses to tell her husband that she’s in love with Tina. She fears the fallout because she’s Catholic and the daughter of a deacon. Naomi goes to see her daughter on her birthday, but it’s clear that Naomi has some making up to do. Their relationship is estranged.

When all four of the women hear their hit song “Nasty Girl” in a remix, everything changes. Their former manager, Eric, wants to get the band back together. But it’s not that easy. Naomi and Valeria have beef, specifically about Eric. When they see each other for the first time in 20 years, Naomi and Valeria immediately start fighting.

Once the fight breaks up, Eric tells the ladies that he wants them to perform at the BET Awards with Lil Muffin, a hot new artist. Naomi agrees to perform but wants Valeria to apologize first about whatever happened in the past. Valeria snaps that Naomi is just jealous of her success. She walks away and refuses to perform. However, she’s humbled very quickly when her sabotage is discovered.

Whatever was there between Naomi and Eric all those years ago is still very much there. They have a steamy night at the hotel. Some things never change.

When Valeria apologizes to Naomi, they all agree to perform. But their mood turns sour when Brianna gets some incredible shocking news: her husband has cancer.

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Naturi Naughton as Jill on ‘Queens.’ (ABC)

The ladies befriend Lil Muffin in the lead-up to the BET Awards. Turns out, Lil Muffin has demons of her own. When they go to check on her, they discover that she’s overdosed. They immediately call 911 and take her to the hospital. Her manager is furious that she’s in a county hospital. This could become national news. Jill goes to bat for Lil Muffin and slaps her manager.

Brianna, Jill, Naomi, and Valeria have a heart-to-heart before they hit the stage again. Jill finally admits to the girls that she’s gay. When they perform at the BET Awards, Jill tells the world her truth. She’s finally free. Six months later, the Nasty Bitches (now known as Queens) are going on tour with Lil Muffin!

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Saweetie, Lil Baby, Jayda Wayda & Quavo Get Entangled In A Messtangle, Spark Hilarious Chaos

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Sooo uhhhh….

By now, you’ve probably tumbled down the Lil Baby, Saweetie, Jayda Wayda, and Quavo rabbit hole that started when Saweetie shared a photo dump featuring a pic of her sitting on the lap of a mystery boo who CSI: Twitter quickly identified as Lil Baby based on photo evidence.

This came after loud whispers about Lil Baby and Saweetie quietly canoodling months after the Icy girl’s messy split from Quavo who isn’t on the best of terms with his fellow Quality Control star.

You may recall Offset reportedly being robbed of everything but his boxers by a member of Lil Baby’s 4PF crew which may explain the lack of Migos/Baby synergy the past few years.

There also was apparent shade thrown by Baby during the Migos promo run for their hit single “Straightenin.”

While there’s no video footage or reliable sources confirming the rumors, CSI: Twitter noticed that Offset unfollowed Lil Baby on Instagram amid the chaos.

Knowing this, it’s easy to see why Lil Baby would go after Quavo’s ex-boo and reportedly lavish her with gifts and flowers.

Naturally, Baby claimed he’s single and denied blowing $100K on a shopping spree for his suspected new boo who posted flowers sent by a person who may or may not be the “My Turn” rapper.

Seemingly responding to the buzzy rumors, Quavo wrote ‘we can swap it’ on his Instagram stories which stirred up speculation that he was referring to Lil Baby’s baby mama Jayda Cheaves who allegedly liked the post.

In addition to shooting down dating rumors, Baby responded to A) Saweetie posting them together or B) Jayda liking Quavo’s post (or C) BOTH) with a few late night tweets.

“B*tches really be weird!!” Moments later, he added, “If you want clout use BABY.”

At this point, we have no idea how this saga ends but it’s clear there’s more mess on the way.

What do you think is really going on? Tell us down below and peep the messiest reactions to the Baby, Saweetie, Jayda & Quavo on the flip.

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On the Market: Common & Tiffany Split Again

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Rapper Common and actress Tiffany Haddish have split again a year after they broke up due to emotional issues.

Apparently, their careers kept them apart and affected their Dopamine levels.

A source tells PEOPLE, “They are never in the same city together and both of them are just too busy for a serious relationship.”

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Sandrarose.com was among the first blogs to break the news in 2019 that Tiffany and Common were a couple.

Common and Tiffany made their first public appearance in January 2020 after months of speculation that they were dating.

In August 2020, Tiffany, 41, confirmed their relationship while on Steve-O‘s podcast Steve-O’s Wild Ride.

“I am in a relationship,” said Tiffany, who shaved her head at the time.

“Yeah, we’re twins now,” she joked.

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Tiffany and Common, 49, have histories of failed relationships and both have been open about their emotional and psychological issues.

Common previously sought counseling with unlicensed therapist Michelle Obama.

This is the third time they’ve split up.

The rapper broke up with CNN political analyst Angela Rye before dating Tiffany.

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Chris Brown’s Rumored Ex-Fling Diamond Brown Is Pregnant — See Her Stunning Maternity Photos

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Model Diamond Brown has been showcasing her pregnant belly on Instagram. She hasn’t revealed who her baby’s father is — but some fans are theorizing it’s Chris Brown.

Diamond Brown, the gorgeous model who was romantically linked to Chris Brown back in 2019, is pregnant. Diamond first announced her pregnancy on September 9 by sharing a stunning photo of herself showing off her baby bump in Hawaii. “Just when you think you know love, something little comes along to remind you just how big it really is,” she captioned the Instagram post. Since then, Diamond has continued to share pics of her growing belly, including when she celebrated her baby shower on November 7 in Los Angeles.

So far, Diamond has not publicly revealed the identity of her baby’s father. But due to her rumored past fling with Chris, 32, fans are speculating that the child is the “Forever” singer’s. In the comments section of Diamond’s Nov. 24 Instagram post, one follower said, “baby breezy is almost here.” A different fan said, “Young CB coming soon,” while a third follower even tagged Chris in the comments and congratulated him, alongside a baby bottle emoji and a teddy bear emoji.

Chris hasn’t responded to any of the speculation about Diamond’s pregnancy. HollywoodLife reached out to Chris and Diamond’s reps for comment, but we haven’t heard back. The pair were previously romantically linked in June 2019, when Chris “liked” one of the young model’s IG posts while Ammika Harris was pregnant with Chris’ second child, son Aeko Brown, 2. Diamond had also attended the superstar’s 30th birthday party in May 2019.

Chris Brown at PrettyLittleThing Madhouse on July 3, 2021 (Photo: Broadimage/Shutterstock)

Chris is currently a father to two children: son Aeko and daughter Royalty Brown, 7. He shares Royalty with ex Nia Guzman, and they live in California. Aeko, meanwhile, lives in Germany with Ammika, which makes it hard for Chris to see his son. However, sources have previously told HL that despite the distance, Chris makes sure to go “above and beyond to connect” with Aeko. “Chris is always sending little gifts,” a friend of Chris’ said in October. “He can’t wait to continue seeing his little boy grow up.”

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