HipHollywood can confirm hat Momma Dee was taken into custody over the weekend for allegedly dining and ditching in Milwaukee.
The Milwaukee Police Department tells us that they responded to the downtown restaurant, Elsa’s on the Park, at about 1:10 a.m. on Saturday for a “Fraud on Innkeeper” complaint. We are told that an employee told officers a woman at the bar would not pay her bill, which was reportedly a whopping $500.
But according to Deborah Bryant, the star’s legal name, it was all a misunderstanding. The reality star turned singer tells TMZ that she was using the restroom when the check came and everyone in her party left the restaurant. Dee tells the news outlet that although it was her birthday dinner, she was an invited guest … not the other way around. But apparently, nobody wanted to pay.
When Momma Dee came out of the bathroom, restaurant managers and cops accusing her of trying to skip out on paying the bill approached her.
MPD tells us that the case was reviewed by the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office on Sunday and criminal charges were not issued.
Bryant has not responded to the reports via social media. Her son, Lil Scrappy, has also remained mum.
Exclusive: Sorry, Folks, Diddy Did NOT Offer H&M Model A Contract
Last week rumors started circulating that Diddy had offered Liam Mango, the young model featured in the H&M ad a Sean John modeling contract. Unfortunately those reports, as sweet as they sound, aren’t true.
Diddy spoke to reporters backstage before a tapping of his new show The Four and clarified what really happened.
“I didn’t actually offer a modeling contract to him I told my people to reach out to him so we could use him in the next shoot that we do,” he explained. “But with that being said, I think that what we’re seeing is just a general insensitivity to how we feel you know. I think that H&M is going to feel the results of that.”
H&M has issued an official apology for featuring Mango on their website in a “Coolest Monkey In The Jungle” hoodie, saying in a statement : “We sincerely apologize for offending people with this image of a printed hooded top. The image has been removed from all online channels and the product will not be for sale in the United States. We believe in diversity and inclusion in all that we do and will be reviewing all our internal policies accordingly to avoid any future issues.”
After photos of the young boy hit the web, folks started speaking out against the retailer calling them racist and insensitive. But one person not feeling that way was Mango’s mother. She posted her thoughts Facebook questioning what all the fuss is about. “I really don’t understand but not coz am choosing not to but because it’s not my way of thinking, sorry.”
She and the boys father Terry Odhiambo have since had a change of heart appearing on ITV on Monday, saying they don’t think that there’s ever an “overreaction when it comes to racism”.
They also said they’ve had to move from their home in Sweden, and haven’t been able to live a normal life since the controversy started.
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