I am VERY disappointed with the news reporting of Chris Brown and Rihanna. I like both Rihanna (aka FeFe Dobson Style taker) and Chris. In fact, I actually had the pleasure of meeting Chris Brown during Grammy weekend a few years ago and I thought he was a very polite young guy. Regardless of what is really going on, I would have hoped as entertainers they would have handled the situation privately. I am not excusing Chris if he indeed hit Rihanna; however, I think the matter should have been handled discretely. Originally MTV reported
that the two were involved in a car accident similar to last year, now it is reported that Chris and Rihanna were in a physical altercation..
Because the story is still being reported and we can expect constant updates, I have decided to link to one of the blogs that I like to go to for credible information. The folks over at www.TheYBF.com seem to be doing a great job at reporting on the story, so please feel free to stay up-to-date as it all onfolds by clicking here.
Yesterday along with my partner Taj Tashombe, I gave the first of what I hope to be a series of Social Rendezvous called The Lifestyle Loft hosted by celebrity designer Melody Ehsani. The event started out a bit shakey as we gave the event poolside at The Beverly Hills Hilton prior to the infamous aned most anticipated Pre-Grammy party, which is the Clive Davis Party. However, it turned out to be really nice. Everyone in attendance expressed what a great time they had. I am definitely not the party promoter, but I am excited to do more events in the future. I will post the video and professional photos as soon as I receive them. In the meantime, make sure to visit Melody Ehsani online at www.MelodyEhsani.com
to check out some HOT shoes and jewelry or Taj Tashombe at www.TajTashombe.com
. I have yet to launch www.TamulaOnline.com
, but it will happen soon…
Many blogs and media outlets are reporting that Rihanna is in deed broke thanks to her manager and/or accountant depending on which version of the story you read.
As a Talent Manager myself (albeit on a smaller level), this is VERY sad to learn if true. As a Manager you will make mistakes; however, the goal is to minimize the mistakes. There is NEVER an excuse for stealing your artist’s money. After all, the more money they make the more you make. Talk about Exposed to
LIFE TOO MUCH MONEY!
I believe in karma and at the end of the day honesty is always the best policy. Based on the many variations of the stories I read, it appears that the Manager was trying to cover up the fact that Rihanna is in a bad deal with her record label (Def Jam). Apparently, the manager has been using her money to fund re-mixes, videos, tours, and third-party endorsements. If in fact she is in a bad deal, where were her Lawyers when she was signing the paperwork??? As a manager not everything falls back on you.
Should she have fired the Accountant? Should she have fired the manager… how about her attorney?
For more on the story visit MTV (UK) and/or click here.