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MC Hammer Confirms Whitney Houston’s Father Wanted Him to Marry the Singer

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*MC Hammer and wife Stephanie reportedly met at a church revival meeting over thirty years ago, and it was love at first sight. The two have been married since December 21, 1985 and share five children together.

Back in 2012, it was revealed that Whitney Houston’s late father encouraged Hammer to marry the singer in 1991.

As reported by blackdoctor.org, Hammer confirmed that while at Super Bowl XXV, where Houston performed  The Star-Spangled Banner, her father John attempted to play match maker.

“Whitney’s dad pulled me and Whitney in a room and said you know Hammer, you should really consider marrying Whitney. And, I said, I’d love to but I’m already married.” Hammer revealed, adding, “I love my wife dearly but, I always laughed about that. Always a big fan of Whitney. I loved Whitney and miss her dearly.”

At the time, Hammer and his wife had celebrated their five-year wedding anniversary. The couple is still going strong 35 years later.

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“You have wealth when you have a family. Family is all that I need,” said Hammer.  

“When he’s home, he’s a little more reserved,” Stephanie shared. 

“There’s nothing that comes across in the family that he’s not involved in,” she added. 

“People have to understand that I started working when I was 8 years old for the Oakland Raiders until I was 18. So way before I became MC Hammer, I was generating revenue and had four houses and two Porsches. Therefore, making money has never been a challenge for me because…I’m a hard worker and creator. I don’t operate from a losing mentality.”

“Some people ask me sometimes, would I go back and change things?” he said. “They are flabbergasted by my answer. My real, true answer is I wouldn’t change one thing. I really believe in the butterfly effect, he explained. “Meaning that if I change one thing, everything else changes. I lose the kids I have now. I lose the relationships I have now. I lose the peace I have now. So I’m very happy with my decision.”

Meanwhile, did y’all know Hammer owns a piece of Twitter?

In a recent discussion with Dame Dash on his Boss Talk series, rapper Chamillionaire explained how MC Hammer is frustrated with rappers not taking his advice on investing their money.

Chamillionaire revealed: “He was like, ‘I give the game about these tech companies to all these artists and they don’t be getting it. They be like, ‘Pay me to tweet.’ Meanwhile, he owns a piece of Twitter.”

After Dash makes reference to folks assuming that Hammer is broke, Chamillionaire noted: “Most of the people that complain about people or y’all bad about successful people, they won’t even accomplish like one percent of that in their lives.”

“People that will never ever [have] a smash hit single and if somebody gets one they’ll be like. ‘Uh oh you only have one.’”

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Alicia Keys Announces Launch of Her MasterClass [VIDEO]

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*Alicia Keys has teamed with MasterClass to share her songwriting approach in an online-video class.

Keys’ class is available through the $180 annual subscription plan, which generally consists of more than 3 hours of lessons. The plan also gives users access to the full catalog of 90-plus classes.

Here’s more from AOL:

In the 19 video lessons, the 15-time Grammy winner will teach a class on songwriting and producing, in which she’ll share her philosophies on how to unlock authenticity, empathy and vulnerability.

Shot in her personal studio, Keys will take members through her entire process, starting with developing lyrics at the piano in the Live Room, recording and layering vocals in the Iso Booth, and finally, arranging sonics in the Control Room. 

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“I cannot stress enough the power you have when you’re truly confident in yourself,” Keys said in announcing the class. “In my MasterClass, I’m excited to connect on a different level. We’re gonna talk about what I’ve learned, my process and how to access what’s inside of you, so you can connect and get it out into the world.”

Watch the trailer for Keys’ MasterClass course. 

Other music classes on MasterClass include: Usher, Christina Aguilera, Timbaland, St. Vincent, Sheila E., Danny Elfman, Reba McEntire, Jake Shimabukuro, Itzhak Perlman, Carlos Santana, Herbie Hancock and Hans Zimmer.

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Duchess Meghan Opens Up About Miscarriage: ‘I Tried to Imagine How We’d Heal’

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*Meghan, Britain’s Duchess of Sussex, revealed in an essay published in the New York Times on Wednesday that she suffered a miscarriage in July.

The former actress and wife of Prince Harry said the moment occurred while she was caring for her son Archie.

“I knew, as I clutched my firstborn child, that I was losing my second,” Meghan wrote, describing how she felt a sharp cramp, and dropped to the floor while holding her son. 

“Hours later, I lay in a hospital bed, holding my husband’s hand. I felt the clamminess of his palm and kissed his knuckles, wet from both our tears,” she wrote. “Staring at the cold white walls, my eyes glazed over. I tried to imagine how we’d heal.”

Meghan added: “Sitting in a hospital bed, watching my husband’s heart break as he tried to hold the shattered pieces of mine, I realized that the only way to begin to heal is to first ask, “Are you OK?”

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“Losing a child means carrying an almost unbearable grief, experienced by many but talked about by few,” she wrote.

“In the pain of our loss, my husband and I discovered that in a room of 100 women, 10 to 20 of them will have suffered from miscarriage. Yet despite the staggering commonality of this pain, the conversation remains taboo, riddled with (unwarranted) shame, and perpetuating a cycle of solitary mourning,” Meghan continued.

The duchess is receiving an outpouring of love on social media, with author Elizabeth Day writing on Twitter: “Chrissy Teigen and the Duchess of Sussex speaking openly about something that historically has given women so much pain, shame and trauma, is a game-changing step.

“I, and countless others, am so grateful to them. Beyond that, I simply want to tell them: I am so, so sorry.”

Prince Harry reportedly told the royal family about his wife’s miscarriage in the summer and they were “very supportive,” a royal expert says, Newsweek reports. 

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Gabourey Sidibe is Engaged, Boyfriend Brandon Frankel ‘Put A Ring On It’

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*Gabourey Sidibe is off the market. 

Her boyfriend, Brandon Frankel, has proposed and the actress, 37, shared the exciting news on social media.

On Tuesday, she posted a video of the two together on Instagram, flashing her engagement ring. Check out the post below. 

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“It’s weird that people think we’re already married but I guess our hearts and intentions for each other are just that clear to see,” Sidibe wrote. “My BFF proposed and now I get to hold him forever. The funniest man I’ve ever met. The sweetest human to exist. @brandontour made up a song for when i put my bonnet on at night. The second I look a bit stressed and overwhelmed, he jumps into action to take over what he can for me. Every moment with him is a joy.”

“He is the partner I thought I was too independent to need,” she continued. “I’ve learned so much about myself through him and I feel grateful and excited to learn more about the entire world with him by my side. My partner, my best friend, my cats’ daddy, my mans, my heart, my fiancé!!!”

 

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Frankel also shared the video, writing “I asked my best friend to marry me, and she said ‘YES’. So excited to spend the rest of my life with the most amazing, hilarious, beautiful, and inspiring woman I’ve ever known. I couldn’t imagine a life without you. We make the best team, and we make everything fun and memorable. I liked it, so I put a 💍 on it. Love you to the moon and back @gabby3shabby.”

According to The Daily Beast, Sidibe and Frankel have been dating since 2019.

Congrats to the happy couple!

 

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