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Kelly Rowland's NEW Manager & BFF?!

Now that she's said "Deuces" to Papa Knowles and World Music Entertainment, Kelly Rowland has found her self a new manager.  She scooped up Kelis' ex-manager Jeff Ranham.  And also a new lawyer.  Something tells me we should expect an image change-up soon. But that's not all Kelly's got new in her life.  Remember when she and Brandy were pretty tight BFFs just a few years ago?  And then they suddenly ended their friendship and gave their fans only vague reasons as to why?  Word has it Kelly's constant and blind support of Beyonce and the Knowles clan drew them apart.  Brandy wanted to see Kelly come from under their heavy golden thumb because she wasn't getting treated right.  And now that Kelly's a free agent, they're back on.  We hear the two are re-kindling their friendship since now the Knowles' are pretty much out of the picture.  Brandy even Tweeted this yesterday: On the phone with @kelly__rowland..I am so blessed to have her back inmy life:) Looks like a new (sort of) BFF's in town.  And it aint Beyonce, Solange, or Michelle.... Word also has it Beyonce was ordered by her Pappy Knowles to stop speaking to Kelly because she "betrayed" their family.  Supposedly she has and Beyonce rarely speaks to her long time BFF.  As for the truth of that rumor--jury's still out on that one.
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I am glad that Kelly left,

I am glad that Kelly left, hopefully she will get the right publicity for her music. And I can't wait to hear the song in works that Kelly and Letoya Luckett are working on together for this new Kelly album. Im soo proud of Kelly and support her all the way, including Brandy.
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Mamma Mia-I am learning the

Mamma Mia-I am learning the EGO dance routine: SHAME ON BET if BEY DOESNT PERFORM.Another boring award show thats bull all of her performances are predictable same ol bootyliciuos dancing NEXT!!!!!
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xyz: If it weren’t for the

xyz: If it weren’t for the knowles Kelly wouldn’t have a place to live. You do know they took her in as a child cause her mama was a live in housekeeper. the only reason why him and his with looking wife took her in was because they alreasy ahd a plan to put the group together for bey in the first place!!!!
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T: How could Beyonce and

T: How could Beyonce and Kelly be together when Beyonce is busy on tour. Who is to say that Beyonce and her dad have not fallen out because of this because I haven’t seen Bey with her dad in a very long tim. Only with her mom and sis. Although I love Kelly her album had very good promotion but she was always busy away on vacation instead of promoting her album whereas Bey would be everywhere until her songs stuck in your head. Also Bey spends her own money on her videos so that she could make money. It is not always a case of the company or management giving you the extra pub. You have to go out and make things happen and not just wait for things to fall into your lap. All you who complain, did you actually go and buy Kellys’ album? can u say,DIVERSION!!!! ANYTHING TO MAKE HERSELF LOOK INNOCENT WHEN CLEARLY SHE'S NOT!!! DONT FALL FOR THE FU**ERY!!!
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Mamma Mia-I am learning the

Mamma Mia-I am learning the EGO dance routine: The Knowles clan is a business family, if you don’t make them money, you are nobody to them. Lets see what happens…——————-DEADlike kelly said:”This is Life”She is takin’ bad decisions in her career but whatever.I dont know what happen to the other girls who leave Matt ’s management but she is not the only artist.Matthew aient getting younger and managing a superstar like Beyoncé is not easy too.I heard her last song with a French DJ(David Guetta).Just horrid… boy i tell ya YOU MWE REPS are sure gonna miss it when your sorry boss becomes irrelevant!!!!! LMAO
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Beyonce Jr: I must also say

Beyonce Jr: I must also say that there is only so much that matthew could of done for that chiles career, I mean either people are feeling you or they are not, he can’t put a gun to folks head and make them go out and buy her album. And she just doesn’t have that “it” factor, Latoya luckett on the other hand I can see her getting a little bit more further then kelly. shut the hell up MWE REP OR RELATIVE!!!!! of course people was not buying her album,he *coke* *knose* made sure of that by not promotiong her and putting more fullers than hits on her album and not giving her creative control over what she wanted to do and he dumbdown her vocals cause love takes over was fire!!!!!
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Dipped n Chocolate:

Dipped n Chocolate: Enquiring minds what to know what the betrayal was? kelly went back and told beyonce that brandy told her that she(kelly)should leave them alone cause they are not treating her right!!!!which of'course brandy was right!! thats when the rumours started that brandy was hating on beyonce which was bull ish!!!!! everytime someone put BEALLABOUTME on blast for something right about what she and her family does wropng they got to be haters f^%$ bitchonce!!!! fake a@@ ho%
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kelly you ,toya and tavia and

kelly you ,toya and tavia and brandy should pair up to become a group to do a album just for fun so ole daddy knowles can sweat
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I cheered when I heard Kelly

I cheered when I heard Kelly and Matthew Knowles severed ties. I feel Kelly is very talented and comes across genuine and personable. If you listen to her albums, one can tell she provided most of the backing vocals on Destiny "Kidz" and Beyonce albums. I, for one, purchased both of Kelly's CDs. The second one was way better than the first; however, it seemed there was more effort placed into Beyonce's music. Beyonce gets A-list production and songwriters. Kelly doesn't and she still manages to put out decent music. I don't care what anyone says, if you throw the amount of money, effort, etc into Kelly as Matthew has with Beyonce, Kelly would be just as popular. Hell, you can't promote ish unless your management is 100% behind you. Matthew wasn't trying to have someone competing with his Beyonce. But word to Kelly, you have what it takes to be a superstar..I'm not sure Kelis' ex-manager is the one. You need a Benny Medina-type to take you to the next level which Kelis isn't on. Just my opinion, folks...
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I can't wait until all of

I can't wait until all of this turns into a movie...reminds me of Dreamgirls/Jackson 5....because history does repeat itself sometimes....Daddy Knowles HAS to touch EVERYTHING that B does...I want B to wake up and tell her dad to stop controlling her life....lol @ the fact he's Jay-Z manager now...would NOT be surprise if that pushes Jay-Z away in the future...u can't control HOV! B better wise up & stand up to daddy...
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I say let it be... maybe now

I say let it be... maybe now kelly can have a thriving career.... seriously this decision is long overdue, how can any of them have fixed their mouths to say that kelly is family and they love and care for her and want the very best for her but would not promote her and her talents in the way that the other artists were promoted. Faget em kelly
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I am glad Kelly is getting

I am glad Kelly is getting her career on track, Idk what happen with the Knowles and Kelly; however, we all know they were not giving Kelly or Michelle the support they need to get their solo career going. All three of them should have been just as big as Bey following the success of Destiny's Child
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So believable that Matthew

So believable that Matthew has those girls brainwashed, shame and a pitty. Poor Bey her career is forever going to be linked to the scandal of her own daddy and his greed, unless this is the way she wanted thing, so all the attention is focused on the fierceness of Sasaha. Good for Kelly, Go Kelly, make that comeback girl.
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hmmm after reading all the

hmmm after reading all the comments I'm torn because on one hand I didn't buy Kelly's album so how dare I try and have pity that she didn't succeed but on the other hand-why didn't she get many gigs to promote her stuff. I think the Knowles family are very ruthless and Kelly leaving was a good idea but if Kelly doesn't succeed with this new manager then we have to just admit that she's not that great Also as for Bey having no friends, I suppose that's true I only see her with Jay Z and her family members, but she seems happy though!
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i think kelly will go the way

i think kelly will go the way of Ciara, just sad. She is lucky she was in Destiny beause she will have a check for life. I say good luck with her solo stuff, I don't think it will fly. When i see her perform alone, I am bored. I have nothing against the girl, she is grown, i wish her all the luck in the world. she is really going to need it.
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I dont know why all of yall

I dont know why all of yall are trying to make beyonce & her dad the bad people in this situation when its really US that didnt make kelly as famous as beyonce! We have a choice to pick our favorite out of every group and im guessing that everybody picked beyonce! Its not beyonces parents fault that kelly didnt become as popular as B & I say its our fault because most of you didnt go out and buy kellys album when she has some really really great songs on there! Yet your all ready to place the blame on B! In every girl group or boy band there is ALWAYS a lead singer and they ALWAYS become more successful than then other men/women in the group for ex. N'Sync justin timberlake is the most popular one out of that group so was there manager making him more popular to or was it that more people liked him! Im just sick & tired of this debate!
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I wish Kelly good luck with

I wish Kelly good luck with her new career
Heather's picture

Lets keep it real. The masses

Lets keep it real. The masses don't really care about Kelly and Michelle. I can't remember a time I heard any of their songs on the radio. Do you really think they could book a whole lot of high profile gigs? I mean Matthew may not have been helping but we can't really put all the blame on him. They may be good as a group but neither of them have the stage presence or star power of Beyonce...never have. Neither one of them could have sung lead in DC either...
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I wish I could've been the

I wish I could've been the fly on the wall in their meetings...all this hear se isn't enough, I need solid facts although I believe there's some truth to it, cause notice when Destiny first came out & they did interviews...LaTavia I think thats her name, was always the one talking, Idk what happened next
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If all of this bull$%it is

If all of this bull$%it is true, Kelly needs to move on and *uck the whole Knowles clan-treating her like she's beneath them or something, she doesn't need to compete w/ Beyonce, or Solange, just do you, as long as u r happy and healthy-*uck everybody else.
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Before we know it,Beyonce not

Before we know it,Beyonce not going to have any "real friends"at all. Wait... I think she don't have any friends now. She only has Jay Z. Maybe that's one of the reasons why she works so hard b/c she has no friends anymore.No more Letoya,no more Latavia,Michelle & Kelly gone and Gabrielle(claims to be good friends w/ Bey)is partying up with D.Wade and others! Bey should look into that because when its all said and done,"real"friends are hard to come by. Damn,Mr.Knowles wants his money,I mean his daughter all to himself!:-)
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The best move Kelly has ever

The best move Kelly has ever made for her career. Since Kelly has moved on, she has a reality TV show, she is doing gigs, she looks happy, etc... Papa Knowles didn't do s*** for Kelly or Michelle. Papa Knowles used Destiny's Child to further Beyonce's career to the detriment of Kelly and Michelle. Yeah, Bey has her talent, but so do K and M. They were used like old piece of rags and discarded.
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if all thia is tru is sad.

if all thia is tru is sad. kelly needed to leave matthew cause he doesnt manage everybody like his princess...so dnt get mad when she try to better her career after for a long time realizing she being treated like tras and watchin her label mate and best freind blow up. brandy prolly as a friend seen the outside view like evrybody lse and wasnt feelin it and keely wanted to stay faithful to her 2nd pops. but now that shes moved on..mathew needs to get over it and how dare him tell bey not to talk to her..and how dare bey to follow..but i dioubt all his is tru anyways...
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other then dilema kelly

other then dilema kelly really hasn't had much of a hit, yes she is talented but why doesn't anyone buy her music?
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DD: Kelly was treated

DD: Kelly was treated poorly by management and record label. Managers are suppose to book their artist gigs, and get them to work with the best in the business. How is Rihanna more successful then Kelly? Kelly was apart of a group that sold over 100 million albums. I remember RL from Next stated that he wanted to work with Kelly on The Writings on the Wall album but he was told no by management because they were trying to push Beyonce is the forefront on the group. This happens a lot, I think Matthew told other artist no on working with Kelly and charged a huge sum of money for Kelly to work with other artist which is a turn off. Kelly was not given the same chances because of Beyonce, the Vibe cover that Kelly was on was cancelled and Beyonce was on the cover….its is said that Matthew uses Beyonce as his ace card. He threatens industry people all the time by using Beyonce. Now they are stating that LaToya is trying to be added to the list of performers at BET awards, but Matthew is using his ace card and saying if she performs Beyonce will not perform SHAME ON BET if BEY DOESNT PERFORM.Another boring award show :(
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Well good for Kelly @ least

Well good for Kelly @ least she's making a step in the right direction...Ms Kelly wasn't too bad i guess...i still didn't buy it tho...
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Not sure about some of the

Not sure about some of the stories on these blogs. But, if Matt is forbidding Bey from speaking to Kelly because he feels betrayed, he needs to look back at how they used and abused her. If anything its time for Bey to fire Matt as well. She is an adult and needs to move on. But, then again, she's not smart enough to do much of anything on her own besides sing and dance. LOL!
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Well Kelly had to see it

Well Kelly had to see it coming I mean I guess she thought she was special... Anyway I'm happy for her..
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I would not be surprised if

I would not be surprised if the story about Kelly having a falling out with Beyonce is true. I know a lot people feel sorry for Kelly but I really don't. Look, from day 1 Matthew and Tina's sole objective was to make their daughter a star. The group was built around Beyonce. Matthew and Tina put their own money up in the beginning to make Beyonce a success not Kelly. To an outsider, their agenda was pretty obvious. Beyonce always sang lead, she was always featured in the videos and interviews. Matthew was getting Beyonce lucrative endorsements and parts in movies and really nothing for the other two. Kelly could have left DC when the two other girls were fired because they wanted a different manager but instead she stayed and rode the gravy train for as long as possible. Kelly has no one to blame but herself. It was always about Beyonce.
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Im not buying any of dis

Im not buying any of dis rumour i believe kelly took the right pathway for her self so the knowles have no power over dis
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Ok Kanye!: I love Brandy I

Ok Kanye!: I love Brandy I love Kelly!!! I think the Knowles clan is worse than Joe Jackson!! Kelly never got treated right and she has talent! She can write well and she can sing. She needs work singing live, which I blame on the fact that Theifoncye was the one always in the front! Either way, Im happy Kelly is coming into her own! I always said and believe that they gave her the picked over songs that Theifoncye didnt want! Now that she has new management Im positive that she will make a hot album, at least Im hoping!!! And Brand HUMAN is the Sh*t!!!!1 One of the best albums of the year! If it weren't for the knowles Kelly wouldn't have a place to live. You do know they took her in as a child cause her mama was a live in housekeeper.
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Kelly good luck. Even though

Kelly good luck. Even though I don't think it would do much
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Kelly was treated poorly by

Kelly was treated poorly by management and record label. Managers are suppose to book their artist gigs, and get them to work with the best in the business. How is Rihanna more successful then Kelly? Kelly was apart of a group that sold over 100 million albums. I remember RL from Next stated that he wanted to work with Kelly on The Writings on the Wall album but he was told no by management because they were trying to push Beyonce is the forefront on the group. This happens a lot, I think Matthew told other artist no on working with Kelly and charged a huge sum of money for Kelly to work with other artist which is a turn off. Kelly was not given the same chances because of Beyonce, the Vibe cover that Kelly was on was cancelled and Beyonce was on the cover....its is said that Matthew uses Beyonce as his ace card. He threatens industry people all the time by using Beyonce. Now they are stating that LaToya is trying to be added to the list of performers at BET awards, but Matthew is using his ace card and saying if she performs Beyonce will not perform
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Sara: STOP WRITING RUMORS

Sara: STOP WRITING RUMORS THAT YOU HAVE NOT VERTIFIED! KELLY IS PAPA KNOWLES DAUGHTER!
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STOP WRITING RUMORS THAT YOU

STOP WRITING RUMORS THAT YOU HAVE NOT VERTIFIED!
Sara's picture

liked Kelly because she was

liked Kelly because she was affiliated with Destinys child.. I dont care too much for her as a solo artist.. like Beyonce. She needs a whole new make over and some knockin beats to come correct. She aint it, no matter how sweet she is.. being sweet obviously dont SELL records! Sorry Kells.. :( Quote
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I liked Kelly because she was

I liked Kelly because she was affiliated with Destinys child.. I dont care too much for her as a solo artist.. like Beyonce. She needs a whole new make over and some knockin beats to come correct. She aint it, no matter how sweet she is.. being sweet obviously dont records! Sorry Kells.. :(
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She's also not as talented as

She's also not as talented as Kelly. For Kelly: Kelly made an excellent choice to leave Matthew, he wasn’t helping her career at all, look at all the events that Solange has performed at while promoting her recent album, as her manager Matthew set all that up, now look back at Kelly’s last album and events she performed at. Solange even performed at the World Music Awards when she isn’t even as well known around the world as kelly is.
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Michelle needs to do the

Michelle needs to do the same, her manager nor Beyonce supports her. Beyonce released her first two singles around the same time Michelle's album was released, and Michelle was hardly being promoted while Beyonce is on good morning american, saturday night live, trl's last show and other stuff. And people will say that Bey had no control over when her singles were released which is not true because Bey has a lot of stroking power within her record label, she's even a business partner with it.
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Kelly made an excellent

Kelly made an excellent choice to leave Matthew, he wasn't helping her career at all, look at all the events that Solange has performed at while promoting her recent album, as her manager Matthew set all that up, now look back at Kelly's last album and events she performed at. Solange even performed at the World Music Awards when she isn't even as well known around the world as kelly is.
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That really does not make a

That really does not make a lot of since. Destiny's Child was the best selling female group of all time. Each member should have had their own distinctive brand. Managers & public relations can take people off the street and make them a star, and yet Kelly can't sell anything? Her album cover was less than appealing. Few promos. The girl cannot hold her own on a stage, because she is used to being a 'back-up' singer. Bey could not do a duet on her album - i mean really? It's sad, Kelly just seemed exploited. I feel bad for her, because the longer she stayed with the Knowles' - the more her brand was diluted Beyonce Jr: I must also say that there is only so much that matthew could of done for that chiles career, I mean either people are feeling you or they are not, he can’t put a gun to folks head and make them go out and buy her album. And she just doesn’t have that “it” factor, Latoya luckett on the other hand I can see her getting a little bit more further then kelly.
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I wish Kelly the best, she

I wish Kelly the best, she seems like a geniune person. I have no personal information on what was going on with the family Knowles, but even Stevie Wonder could see that it was all about Beyonce and then the left overs for "them other Destiny chirrens"
Yardy's picture

Blood is ALWAYS thicker than

Blood is ALWAYS thicker than water. Kelly was a fool, to stay with them as long as she did. Everyone was trying to tell her, but she thought they had her back, lol,lol,lol,. Beyonce is their golden child, literally. all kelly's shit would take a backseat to Beyonce and Solanges projects. She should have bounced 3 yrs ago.
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Mamma Mia-I am learning the

Mamma Mia-I am learning the EGO dance routine: dead@ok kayneIdem;IDK if you love beyoncé (cause you love to mention her) or truly hate her(i.e. Thiefyoncé) but you make me laugh.:D and I dont hate her..... just somethings I look for in artists I dont see in her and that has turned me off. No need to get into this tho!! I have too big of a heart to hate! :)
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KELLY FUCKED UP HER OWN

KELLY FUCKED UP HER OWN CAREER, BY ALWAYS PROMOTING BEYONCE, DURING HER OWN PROMO TOURS. HELL, SHE DID A BETTER JOB OF PROMOTING BEYONCE THAN BEYONCE DID PROMOTING HERSELF. I DON'T THINK HER CAREER WILL REBOUND. THE KNOWLES HAVE A LOT OF POWER WITHIN THE INDUSTRY.............KELLY WILL PROBABLY BE BLACKBALLED IF SHE HASN'T ALREADY. SHE SHOULD GO THE OVERSEAS ROUTE.....MEANING RELEASE HER MATERIAL IN EUROPE. THEY SEEM TO REALLY LIKE HER THERE.
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Mamma Mia-I am learning the

Mamma Mia-I am learning the EGO dance routine: dead@ok kayneIdem;IDK if you love beyoncé (cause you love to mention her) or truly hate her(i.e. Thiefyoncé) but you make me laugh.:D Nah I dont love beyonce!! LOL.... I just mention her when she is mentioned but im glad that we can bring some type of smile to each others face!! Almost like a love hate relationship lol... u r cool in my book!
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It's crazy how people believe

It's crazy how people believe everything they hear...ESPECIALLY on "gossip sites" it's to be taken with a grain of salt...and suppose they DID fall out, NO ONE knows the REAL reason behind it BUT the 2 of them so until you hear it from the horse's mouth...calm down people
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cocacola72284: How can

cocacola72284: How can Matthew order his grown ass daughter to stop speaking to someone, let alone, someone he and his family had a hand in raising? And how did Kelly betray them? That makes no sense whatsoever. People kill me trying to give weight to this rumour that there is never ending fued and backstabbing with anything related to Kelly and Beyonce. It’s 2009 people. Please, give it a rest already. Kelly is doing her own thing now; support her. Beyonce, if you like or not, is doing her own thing as well. And if Matthew ordered beyonce to stop talking to Kelly, then Solange and Angie (their cousin; beyonce’s former assistant), must not have gotten the memo, because they twitter with Kelly frequently. So, yea… Thank you!! That's what I just said!! This is just an old ass rumor...
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marcus: THIS IS ALLA

marcus: THIS IS ALLA GOTDAMN LIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEBRANDY IS ACTUALLY SIGNED TO JAY-Z NEW LABEL…. AND I SEE THE SITES DIDNT GET THE PICS OF BEYONCE AND KELLY OUT AND ABOUT IN UK WHEN BE TOUR WAS THERE… SO STOP THE RUMORED LIES. I agree!!! I have heard this rumor before but I doubt it is true. For one, they are all grown and I'm sure they will talk to Kelly if they want. Matthew is not always with them. AND, If Matthew ordered Beyonce not to speak to Kelly, then why didn't he order Solange, Michelle, and Angie to not speak to Kelly too? Solange and Angie are his family and Michelle is still his artist. All three of them speak to Kelly on Twitter and that is VERY PUBLIC. So, I think this is just a rumor….
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Artemis: I guess this means

Artemis: I guess this means no DC album? UNLESS Matthew replaces Kelly with a new girl?! Hmmmm…….lol. dead @ok kayne Idem;IDK if you love beyoncé (cause you love to mention her) or truly hate her(i.e. Thiefyoncé) but you make me laugh.:D
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