*Toya Carter, ex-wife of Lil Wayne, got married over the weekend to producer Memphitz at The Atlanta National Golf Club, reports Global Grind.
Toya and Memphitz in Japan
In attendance was singer Monica, “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Kandi Burress, and also two of Lil Wayne’s baby mamas – singer Nivea and actress Lauren London. There were also performances by Kelly Price and Lloyd.
The whole event was filmed for Toya’s BET reality series “Toya: A Family Affair.”
Lil Wayne, meanwhile, congratulated the couple through his Twitter: “Hat’s off to Toya and Memphis, best wishes.”
*BET has a great collaborative event coming up that most folks can’t wait for: “Rip the Runway.”
The fashion show is going to be off the chain with appearances by Wiz Khalifa, Fabolous, Keri Hilson, Lloyd and several other artists. They will demonstrate that fashion and music are more than just industry partners; they are each other’s inspiration.
Hosted by Selita Ebanks and Mechad Brooks, the show also features some out of this world contributions, dedications and inspirations by Lady Gaga and Kimora Lee Simmons.
The program was previously recorded but will air on BET on March 21 at 10 p.m.
*Unfortunately, R&B singer Lloyd will not be releasing his long anticipated album, “King of Hearts” until the end of March, as opposed to his right on time Valentine’s Day date. The label says its all for a bigger and better release.
This, his fourth album, is the follow-up to his 2008 “Lessons in Love.”
“I got a lot of surprises. I think that a lot of people haven’t heard me sound like this, haven’t heard me sing like this,” Lloyd previously voiced about the LP. “It’s gonna be a new look, it’s gonna be like I’m back for the first time. It should be anticipated. The album is gonna be my best work to date.”
*Us Magazine is citing a source who claims Chris Brown used tear-inducing eye-drops just before taking the stage at the BET Awards to fake his emotional breakdown.
“He rubbed it in and he started crying,” a source said.
Brown’s rep denies the allegation, claiming it is “completely untrue.” But Us Magazine’s unnamed witness says the singer definitely received eye drops from one of his bodyguards, and the crying fit during his performance of Michael Jackson’s “Man in the Mirror” was nothing more than crocodile tears.
Meanwhile, R&B singer Lloyd is clarifying remarks he made during an interview in which he admitted advising Chris Brown to cry during his BET performance.
As previously reported, Lloyd was interviewed backstage after Brown’s set and told the Web site Rap-Up: “[Chris is] back with a vengeance. I think that they’re gonna find a place in their heart for him again….I told him man, you gotta go up there, you gotta cry, you gotta really show your heart to the world and they’ll understand.”
On Tuesday, Lloyd suggested that his comments weren’t meant to imply that Brown’s tears were insincere.
“I think he cried about a number of things. About the fact that he thought people would hate him forever because of one mistake. Feeling that love on stage was probably overwhelming. Plus MJ being gone and him performing “Man in the Mirror”, that song is powerful, especially for his situation. It pushed him over the edge,” Lloyd wrote on his Young Goldie blog.
Specifically regarding his comment to Rap-Up about advising Brown to cry, Lloyd said: “To say that he was faking or that I’m hating on him, that’s some bull sh*t. Last week Essence.com asked me what artist most embodied MJ. I told them it was Chris. I never saw MJ perform live, but [Chris Brown] is the closest thing I’ve witnessed. Chris is back, and I’m just as excited as his fans are. It’s just frustrating that people want to make everything negative.”
Below, Chris Brown’s BET Awards performance of “Man in the Mirror”
*In a backstage interview with Rap-Up at the BET Awards, R&B singer Lloyd says he advised Chris Brown to open up his heart and shed tears during his Michael Jackson tribute in order to claw back into the good graces of the public.
Chris Brown cries during performance of "Man in the Mirror" at the 2010 BET Awards
“He’s back with a vengeance,” Lloyd said about Brown’s performance, which included a complete emotional breakdown. “I think that they’re gonna find a place in their heart for him again….I told him man, you gotta go up there, you gotta cry, you gotta really show your heart to the world and they’ll understand.”