Despite what Pusha T wants people to think — Drake‘s been quite the opposite of a “deadbeat dad” behind the scenes, financially supporting his alleged baby mama through and after her pregnancy … TMZ has learned.

Sources close to Drake tell us the rapper’s been cutting checks to ensure Sophie Brussaux — the woman Pusha T claims Drake has a secret son with — lives comfortably. We’re told Drake’s been supporting Sophie since she gave birth, and just before that as well.

Our sources say Drake plans to take a DNA test to figure out any possible future legalities, but he feels there’s a slight chance the kid is his.

And get this — sources working on Drake’s new album tell us he planned to reveal everything about his new son on his upcoming album — a plan that will obviously need some tweaking.

As we reported … Pusha T shocked the music world with a diss track targeting Drake’s ethnicity, his childhood and claiming Drizzy was the father to a secret son.

Drake’s yet to fire back.



John Legend has only two words to describe Roseanne Barr in the wake of her Twitter scandal … and they rhyme with racist and idiot.

We got John and his wife, Chrissy Teigen, leaving Il Pastaio Wednesday in Bev Hills with their daughter, Luna, hanging onto mom … but no sign of their newbornMiles.

They were getting peppered with questions from paps — from whether they’d be hitting up Kanye‘s listening party for his forthcoming album and if they thought Kim could change hearts in D.C., but it wasn’t until John was asked about Roseanne that he answered.

Remember … Roseanne tanked her own show after calling former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett a baby born out of the “muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes.”

All that considered, you gotta wonder if John’s got a point.

Happy Birthday to Mr. Sam Fallie ” Roll It Roll It”

Happy Birthday to Mr. Sam Fallie ” Roll It Roll It”

 Born Sam Fallie, in Memphis, TN.  Sam’s family moved to Los Angeles when he was a small child. While living in Los Angeles, Sam discovered his passion for music. His family returned to Memphis TN when Sam was only 10 years old, by that time music was already in his SOUL. He joined his high school choir; it was there he realized his singing and writing abilities.  After completing high school he began to form bands  (Mellow Mystics, Naked Truth Band and Perfectionist) While performing with the group Perfectionist, Allen Jones, Producer and Manager for The Bar-Kays asked Sam to come aboard as a staff writer. Sam wrote several songs for the Bar-Kays including “What Goes On In Da Club Stays In Da Club” ft/ George Clinton, Holla If You Like That, My Everythang and Lets Git Bizzy. These were written under the name Sam Fallie.

 Sam is also credited for writing I’m Just A Fool for J Blackfoot and Lenny Williams, Then later the remix for J Blackfoot and Sir Charles Jones. Sam wrote for several soul artists such as Archie Love, Theodis Ealey, Jerry L, Kenne Wayne, and Lacee

 Sam Fallie, the writer, arrived on the scene as “Mr Sam”, with his first solo project, Lookin 4 Love. The title cut Lookin 4 Love was a smash!  12 Steps For Cheaters grew to be an even better success from that album

The next album Voicemail, with the title cut, Voicemail ft/Floyd Taylor was also a very successful single for Mr Sam. The single “Soul Singer” Mr Sam proclaims, he’s a SOUL SINGER, in the lyrics Mr Sam says, “I wanna play Apollo in New York City, do Memphis in May in Tennessee, play the 930 Blues Club in Jackson Mississippi, make sure the crowd remembers me” The crowd will surely remember “Mr Sam”. His stage performance is dynamic! Mr Sam COMMANDS the attention of the audience. Earning the Title “MR” Sam.

Mr Sam’s album Love Attack, besides his title cut, Love Attack, This album continues to give Mr Sam notoriety through- out the country. With songs like, What Kind Of Love is This, Long Good –Bye, Somebody, Heaven, & Nuthin But A Party.

What’s going on with Beyoncé and Jay Z’s twins

What’s going on with Beyoncé and Jay Z’s twins

Praise Beysus! Beyoncé announced on Feb. 1, 2017 that she and husband Jay Z were expecting twins, and the double bundle of joy reportedly arrived on June 17, 2017. Jay-Z revealed to Rap Radar that the twins’ names, Rumi and Sir Carter, held special meaning to the family. “Rumi is our favorite poet, so it was for our daughter,” he said. As for their little man? The rapper said his son arrived on the scene with gusto. “He carries himself like that. He just came out, like, Sir.”

While these tykes are sure to be blessed with wealth and beauty, we’re a little worried about them for reasons beyond just never being able to measure up to big sis Blue Ivy’s cool levels. From prying press and conspiracy theories to their parents’ intense schedules and dirty laundry, here are a few concerns we have for the nouveau-Vivienne and Knox.



Ray J and Wife Princess Love Welcome First Child

Ray J and Wife Princess Love Welcome First Child

Ray J and Princess Love’s new baby girl has arrived!

The Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood star announced the arrival of his first child on Tuesday in an Instagram post with a music video dedicated to the new bundle of joy.

“ITS TIME!! @rayjnprincess #GODISAMAZING #BABYGIRL #LOVEWINS,” he wrote.

There’s no word on the baby’s name and no photos of her just yet, but after going public with the pregnancy last November, Ray J gushed over the news in an appearance on The Real.

“It was special, because we was tryin’ for a while,” he revealed. “It’s not as easy as people think. Some people go on tour and get everybody pregnant. But for me, it was love and we took our time.”

The 37-year-old singer married Princess Love, his Love & Hip Hop co-star, in 2016.

Royal Wedding 2018: Harry and Meghan release official photos

Royal Wedding 2018: Harry and Meghan release official photos

The pictures, taken by Alexi Lubomirski, include a group photograph with bridesmaids and close family, including their parents and the Queen.

The couple would like to thank everyone who took part in the celebrations on Saturday, Kensington Palace said.

“Their Royal Highnesses are delighted with these official portraits,” a statement added

Mr Lubomirski, who also took the couple’s official engagement pictures, said it had been an “incredible honour” to document the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s “inspiring journey of love”.

“This has been a beautiful chapter in my career and life, that I will happily never forget,” he said.

Thousands of well-wishers gathered in Windsor as Prince Harry wed Meghan in St George’s Chapel on Saturday afternoon.

More than 110,000 people filled the town’s streets with about 67,000 train trips made in and out of Windsor’s two stations on Saturday, according to the council.

Meanwhile, an average of 11 million viewers watched on BBC or ITV at any one time.

Singer Karen Wolfe, Known as “The Princess of Soul and Blues,” Celebrates the Release of Her Newest Two Singles

Singer Karen Wolfe, Known as “The Princess of Soul and Blues,” Celebrates the Release of Her Newest Two Singles

Nationwide — Coday Records recording artist Karen Wolfe has a message to the music world which is, ‘If you think “Man Enough” was the top of the hill, then you had better get ready to climb the mountain with her new duel releases entitled “That Chick Ain’t Me” & “You Ain’t Woman Enough”‘…. but before going there, let’s take you back in time first!

Karen Wolfe aka the “The Princess of Soul and Blues” is no new comer to the music world as she has travelled and toured the world with the late great “Queen of Southern Soul” Denise LaSalle where she really learned how to own the stage. Karen has performed with past and current legends as Bobby Rush, T.K. Soul, Floyd Taylor, Jeff Floyd, Willie Clayton, Sheba Potts-Wright, Mel Waiters, James Smith, Terry Wright, and Andre’ Lee to name a few. Karen has also shared the stage with some Late Great Legends: Bill Coday, Marvin Sease, J. Blackfoot, Tyrone Davis, Little Milton and Johnny Taylor just to mention a few.

Karen’s music career hasn’t always been peaches and cream as it dates back to when she recorded her first album with a Gospel Quartet group called The Harmonettes, the CD was titled “Stop by Here”. After some ups and downs the group later changed their name to “Direction” and went on to record their sophomore CD that was titled “God Don’t Make Mistakes”. Over the years the group finally dissolved, and Karen’s musical career took a change in direction. Karen joined the Soul & Blues arena by singing background behind the Queen of the Blues, the Legendary Denise LaSalle.

Enjoy Karen Wolfe at www.KarenWolfeLive.com


Jordan Peele reveals next film

Jordan Peele reveals next film

Practically nothing is known about Jordan Peele’s sophomore film, but just the thought was enough to thrill his fans.

The writer/director announced on social media Tuesday that his new film is titled “Us” and will be in theaters March 2019.
Peele’s first film, the satirical horror movie “Get Out,” made history when he became the first African American to win an Oscar for best original screenplay in March.
“I thought no one would ever make this movie,” Peele said during his acceptance speech. “But I kept coming back to it because I knew that if someone let me make this movie, that people would hear it and people would see it.”
The film also did well at the box office and made “the sunken place” a part of the pop culture zeitgeist.
Peele’s followers immediately took to social media to express their excitement over the new project and to try and figure out the plot.
The poster for the film, which Peele posted in a tweet, doesn’t give much away other than calling it “A New Nightmare from the Mind of Academy Award Winner Jordan Peele.”


Unfortunately, we have sad news to share about a legendary urban theater director/producer/playwright. Shelly Garrett, “The Godfather of Urban Theater,” who is probably best known for his classic hit play, “Beauty Shop,” passed away today (05-03-18) after battling stomach cancer. He was 71.

Here are thoughts from friends and associates on Facebook:

Bowlegged Lou (Full Force): “Rest in peace to the trailblazing legendary Mr Shelly Garrett who passed away today. I was supposed to be a surprise guest for the tribute dinner his beloved cast and fam…”

Fred Alexander (Lakeside): “My good friend Shelly Garrett has went from labor to reward may he rest in peace my brother he will truly be missed”

Waylynn Giva Pitts: ” My friend, mentor and ol’ employer, Shelly Garrett, the Godfather of Urban Theatre, passed away this morning….I knew Shelly before the magic of the “Beauty Shop” & “Living Room”, etc. days….A sad day for the many he opened the door for, the many he was an angel to….Heaven is welcoming him with open arms….RIP, Shelly….You’ll never be forgotten….”

Garrett, a former actor, and his wife Doris ran Shelly Garrett Entertainment which is currently presenting/producing the 30th anniversary tour of “Beauty Shop.” According to the ShellyGarrettEntertainment.com website, the next performance is scheduled for this Saturday, May 5 in Albany, Georgia.

Beauty shop - albany georgia - poster

Shelly Garrett bio:

When it comes to laughter in theatre, Shelly Garrett is the master and has been for 33 years, beginning his theatrical career in 1984.

“Comedy is a difficult art,” he says. “The key is timing and if it’s not there, the entire production simply becomes a waste.”

Who can argue the perfection of his timing? He took the traditional “upper-class” theatrical art form and presented it in such a way that not only regular theatergoers lined-up around the block to see his shows, but literally millions of people all across America, whom had never seen a stage play before, came-out of their comfortable homes to see his productions, which began the national theatre craze of touring stage productions.

Experts have estimated more than Four Million people saw Shelly Garrett’s historical “BEAUTY SHOP” stage play, which still holds box office records in more than 55 cities, including New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Oakland, San Diego, Miami, Jacksonville, Orlando, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Detroit, Chicago, Newark and 40 more American cities.

Shelly Garrett has received ‘Keys To The City’ from 23 American Cities and more than 25 City and State proclamations, plus numerous plaques, trophies and awards; more than even he can count. What an accomplishment!

In 1992, he received an honorary and prestigious HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME STAR.

Tyler Perry said, after seeing Shelly Garrett’s “BEAUTY SHOP” in 1990 at the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans, it gave him great inspiration to become a playwright.

David E. Talbert said, he saw Shelly Garrett’s “BEAUTY SHOP” in Los Angeles at the Beverly Theatre in Beverly Hills and that changed his life. He knew he was destined to become a playwright.

When we asked Shelly what makes him so popular with those who love the theatre, he answered:

“I refuse to cheat my fans who spend their hard-earned dollars on a ticket to a Shelly Garrett Production. It’s just wrong! So many people are rushing to throw these shows together now-a-days, just trying to get the dollar. But they quickly realize these audiences are not stupid; they can tell if a show is worthy of their time and more so, of their money.”

Read/learn more at ShellyGarrettEntertainment.

To find out out about Shelly Garrett’s (pending) going home services, how to send flowers to his family and share memories, visit visit: www.WagesFuneralHome.com.

We’ll post more info on the passing of Shelly Garrett as it becomes available.