Has Common really moved on from Regina Hall to get back with his ex, Serena Williams, or is this just a distraction to keep us in the dark?
Just a couple of weeks ago, news broke that the rapper and Hall had been hot and heavy for over a year. Soon after everyone got wind of their relationship, Common tried to deny the whole thing saying he was “single” and that the two never dated. Sure, whatever you say, Common.
Now, Lonnie Lynn, the rapper’s real name, has taken things one step further and was spotted with Williams just a couple of days ago. While Serena and her sister Venus were in their hometown of Compton opening the Yetunde Price Resource Center, Common was caught chatting with his ex in a back room. The two didn’t take pictures together, but both were snapped separately with Compton’s mayor, Aja Brown.
Apparently, this isn’t the first time they been out together recently. They were also spotted together taking in a late-night dinner at the Chinese restaurant RedFarm on the Upper West Side in NYC earlier this month.
The two previously dated in 2010, but broke up after a year. So, you make the call: Is Common with Regina, Serena or just single?
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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