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Eve Gets Tatted Up By Swizz Beatz+Rihanna Music News+Baby Phat Is Bankrupt?

Eve got tatted up by her former Ruff Ryder crew mate Swizz Beatz.  And of course they took pics of it:

A 3D spider?  So paw prints and a spider.  Interesting..  And I hope he's got a license...didn't he see what happened to Rihanna? More ish when you read the rest... Speaking of Rih Rih:

She is changing up her musical style.  Rihanna says she's going Rock and Roll on us on her new album.  Surprise surprise.  According to Rihanna Daily: The album will be full of musical styles and will mark a change for Rihanna and her fans, who will not be disappointed with the result," the website said. "At the moment nobody has recorded, with the exception of those with the singer Chris Brown, which were canceled and will not appear on the album." She may actually pull that particular sound off...

Baby Phat, Phat Fashions, etc. are in a financial mess as their parent company, Kellwood Co., is being forced to file bankruptcy.  According to the Wall Street Journal:
Kellwood Co., one of the largest apparel manufacturers in the U.S., could be forced to file for bankruptcy soon, after it failed to reach an agreement with its bondholders. The St. Louis-based company, which employs roughly 2,000 people and owns such popular clothing brands as Phat Farm, Sag Harbor and Vince, was taken private in February 2008 by buyout firm Sun Capital Partners for $542 million. The twin effects of a heavy debt load and a sharp drop in consumer spending have crushed the company's financial results. Kellwood has a $140 million bond issue ...
Russell Simmons sold Phat Farm and Baby Phat to Kellwood in 2004 for $142 million in cash plus performance incentives.  Kimora Lee Simmons remained the HBIC at Baby Phat and now this bankruptcy is about to shake her ish up.  Looks like Baby Phat is about to be no longer.  Honestly, it was about that time anyway....

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@kanyes baby mamma, i never

@kanyes baby mamma, i never said her first album was strictly reggae, I am very aware of many of the songs on her first album, it was a mix of different styles. It may have been more urban, but that does not mean she should only do urban music. The girl was a teen when she came out, she is growing up now, and finding out what works for her. The fe fe dobson argument is getting old, after all, fe fe dobson did not stand out on her own, it took rihanna to get her style noticed. IF fe fe did it first, then rihanna did it better. People don't have to evolve gradually change is inevitable, and change could be subtle, gradual, or radical. It depends on the person. I am not knocking rihanna, she is in the business to make it. Why be in the business if you can't take risks.
mari's picture

mari: some of you all are

mari: some of you all are always talking about you loved rihanna when she was an island chic. From what I know, being from the islands don’t mean a person has to keep singing only one type of music. Music is universal, and people could like, experiment, create, sing, and dance to any kind of music they like. How many of you really would have bought rihannas CD”s if it was strictly reggae or Soca?..UMmmm Thats what I thought, so let the girl do whatever music suits her mood. Just do you rihanna, and let the naysayers fall where they may. first off her first albulm wasnt stictly reggae and soca.. it was just more urban... thats the point... everybody has a right to evolve but her evoulution wasnt real nor was it gradual.. she copies ppl.. like sum do copy her..her whole new gggb look is from fefe dobson
kanye'sbabymama's picture

@Honest Opinion OnJul 14,

@Honest Opinion OnJul 14, 2009 at 1:04 pm | Reply | Rhianna can’t sing so Rock and Roll is perfect for her. She can scream her heart out… Baby Phat is getting lame anyway,.. so this might be a blessing for Kimora… I’m sure she’ll find something new to over-expose.. And lastly that’s spider is hot… Swizzy got skills.. YAY!!!! A Trini!!!
TriniFab's picture

some of you all are always

some of you all are always talking about you loved rihanna when she was an island chic. From what I know, being from the islands don't mean a person has to keep singing only one type of music. Music is universal, and people could like, experiment, create, sing, and dance to any kind of music they like. How many of you really would have bought rihannas CD"s if it was strictly reggae or Soca?..UMmmm Thats what I thought, so let the girl do whatever music suits her mood. Just do you rihanna, and let the naysayers fall where they may.
mari's picture

If Swizz was licenced, he

If Swizz was licenced, he would be wearing TWO gloves.
Phine's picture

TO:A BLACK CHICK THAT HANDLES

TO:A BLACK CHICK THAT HANDLES HER BUSINESS GIRL SHUT UP! YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT HOW SOME PEOPLE ARE A DISGRACE,WHEN IN FACT YOUR AZZ FIT IN THE CROWD...DOWN PLAYING PEOPLE BECAUSE WHO THEY CHOSE TO BE JUST AS YOU CHOSE TO BE WHO YOU ARE DON'T MAKE THEM ANY LESS THAN YOU. SO THEY HAVE DIFFRENT INTEREST THAN YOU SOOOOOOOO! AND JUST BECAUSE YOU HAVE A TATTOO DOESN'T MAKE YOU UNEDUCATED,CAREERLESS,OR BROKE. IF SO THEN TELL SAME PEOPLE YOU WORK FOR HOW YOU FEEL. 9 OUT 10 THE HAVE TATTOO UNDER THEIR PANTS OR DRESS SUIT. BUT YET THEIR EDUCATED, HAVE A CAREER, AND NOT BROKE. STOP LOOKING AT JUST THE COVER OF THE BOOK, READ THE INSIDE,BETWEEN THE LINES,AND STUDY THE AUTHOR. ONE WORD FOR YA SELF HATRED....I'M OUT IN TIRED BUT LATER TODAY I MIGHT TAKE MY EDUCATED,CAREER HAVING, AND MONEY MAKING SELF TO GET YET ANOTHER TATTOO. TRUTH "I DON'T HATE ON OTHER PEOPLE OPINION, I WELCOME THEM"
TruthBe_Spoken's picture

ummm....this whole post gets

ummm....this whole post gets a blank stare. Rihanna is big because suburbia loves her... they think they're getting closer to the "islandas" and "motherland" by following an artist of color. Anyway, Eve never said she wasn't hood- she just said she wanted to get paid so the tat does not surprise me, at all. And as for Baby Phat, mature women (note the mature) do not wear glittered logo tees and coochie cuter shorts with glitter on the a$$. It's never been a cute line so it was time for it to g up in smoke. I would NEVER pay $5 for a d$mn t-shirt with someone else's name on it. I don't understand why there isn't an urban line of cothing for professional women. What about a nice suit built for a black woman, what about blouses, work skirts, and cute accessories for the professional environment? When all that's offered for minorities is hoodrat clothing, then that's the aspiration point. Moving on.... morning everyone!
future wifey's picture

Swizz is cute here. Eve

Swizz is cute here. Eve shoulda picked something cuter. He did a good job.
Diva's picture

Tattoos, particularly on

Tattoos, particularly on women are wack, juvenile and unattractive. Only people that don't have real jobs get "all tatted up". That means that they are not in a professional environment and don't have a job. So if you want to find someone that is uneducated, no career .......ghetto or more than likely broke......look for a tattoo. Prime example...went to a wedding, a very classy event. Some girls that I attended college with came into this beautiful event with formal dresses.....and tattoos on their shoulder. While they were educated.....none of them had real careers (even after all that education). See how you can make that connection. Hood chick, on the corner....and wearing Baby Phat with a big fat tattoo -- means she is uneducated, no career and probably has 5 baby fathers. Kill get ghettoness black people.....ghetto is a state of mind and so extremely WACK. Do you really want to fall into the stereotype wherever you go? SO WACK PEOPLE.....SERIOUSLY
A BLACK CHICK THAT HANDLES HER BUSINESS's picture

now that no black man in

now that no black man in america wants to work with her, she can openly show her wish to be white, and get off of our black entertainment sites. sick of this american hating, white person loving, black man hating like all of the rest of the foreign black, FOOLS!
Rhi wants to be white's picture

wat did jaime foxx say about

wat did jaime foxx say about rihanna?
yeawateva's picture

That 3D tat is HOT!!!! Those

That 3D tat is HOT!!!! Those are props from a girl that HATES spiders!!!!
Ms. Suzy's picture

I DONT CARE WHAT NOBODY SAY

I DONT CARE WHAT NOBODY SAY ABOUT RHI RHI AND EVE ALL I KNOW IS THAT HER TATTO IS HOT AND RHIANNA JUST NEED TO LET THE HATERS HATE AND DO ANYTHING SHE WANT AND NO MATTER WHAT I'M GONNA STILL LOVE HER MUSIC!! OH!AND FOR MS.BABY PHAT DISMISS!!!!!!!! LOL!! LOL!! LOL!!LOL!! LOL!! LOL!! LOL!! LOL!!LOL!!!!!!!!!
kisha's picture

Ladies, don't put tattoos on

Ladies, don't put tattoos on your shoulders or your breast. It is note cute.
Tamera's picture

I wish someone would come out

I wish someone would come out with a urban clothing line that doesn't have any damn writing or logos on them. Hear me Sean John? And all the rest of you? This way most of your cloths won't still be sitting on rakes.
Tamera's picture

jjj: Here is the full

jjj: Here is the full article:_________________News about Rihanna’s next album:At first, it is essential to know that no name is determined at the moment, so forget the rumour about “Dark Angels”, “K.A.R.M.A”, “Bad Girl Gone Good” etc. Rihanna has chosen the name of the album a few weeks ago, but want to keep it as a secret until the last moment, to avoid any leak.Numerous artists are collaborating on this album, which will be very certainly an enormous success and will make the return of Rihanna an inevitable come-back worldwide.Among the army of co-workers, we shall quote for example the famous leader of the group One Republic, Ryan Tedder, who composed two songs for Rihanna, among one completely played by a piano, Kanye West, Justin Timberlake, Soulja Boy, Shontelle, Jay-Z, Pharell Williams, and many others…At this stage, we shall speak about no more “global tubes”, but about songs which should “mark the spirits forever”, to quote Def Jam.Rihanna has never been so selective and perfectionist in the choice of songs and in their interpretation. She participates actively in the writing of the lyrics and in the selection of the instrumental atmospheres.The album will be more rock’n’roll than the previous, “Good Girl Gone Bad”, and a bit more pop, but will keep the R&B.It is evident that Rihanna wishes to be recognized as being a mature woman who imposes, at the same time that she shows her own musical style and her own originality. Rihanna likes her image of trendsetter and now wishes to use it in her songs.The album will be full of musical styles and will mark a change of 180° for Rihanna and her fans, who will not be disappointed with the result.Several duets should appear on the album. By “some”, we hear (understand) two or three. At the moment nobody has recorded, with the exception of those with the singer Chris Brown, which were cancelled and will not appear on the album.In brief, this album will be the best of Rihanna and certainly the best of all the league of the artists produced by DEF Jam. how the hell do u know all this shit.. get off rih's ass.. leave the bloging to natasha.. thank u
kanye'sbabymama's picture

ANg: Agreed, Baby Phat has

ANg: Agreed, Baby Phat has had its run. I agree that it has had its run as far as the womens line, grown chicks look silly rockin that ish, but i love the little girls line, everything is so adorable, I hope they find a way to keep it running.
NY Seedy's picture

Poor Rihanna done lost her

Poor Rihanna done lost her mind for real. She finally had that nervous breakdown in Vegas on 4th July after Jamie Fox CLowned her ass. She hasnt been seen since. The press release about the album is total B.S.! She lost her damn mind that night. She had her tiddays showing, was stressing over the reaction to that and then Jamie went in on her. It was too much! Po chile....true story, wait for it..
rimshot's picture

prtty_yng_thng: Does jjj

prtty_yng_thng: Does jjj annoy the shit out of anyone else? Or is that just me? nope, i find her sooo annoying lol...and i'm a rihanna fan too!! like, we get it girl..u wanna sex riri...just say it and be done! good luck riri!!! waiting to hear what you got!!!
hammiez's picture

Rihanna is a product she is

Rihanna is a product she is not a real artist she is manufactured and made up by her record company, I believed her when she was the Island girl from barbados because that is what she lived and who she was but now she isn't herself and I know artist evolve but she isn't a writer, she dosen't sing well nor is she a great dancer and now she is rock n' roll??...I don't hope she fails but I hope she findes herself because she is lost and is only in it for the celebrity and the money
Ceee's picture

Gorgeous1/ Bey Stan #14/ I

Gorgeous1/ Bey Stan #14/ I ♥ MJ THE ICON (R.I.P.): Rih Rih gone rock?They really have convinced her she is FeFe Dobson… 'Take Me AWAAAAAEY!LOL' I saw it coming though, all those photo ops of her shopping looking extra edgy. She is more product than musician. I wonder how many of her songs she actually writes? I really hope she uses this new approach to grow as an artist.
Livv's picture

Does jjj annoy the shit out

Does jjj annoy the shit out of anyone else? Or is that just me?
prtty_yng_thng's picture

Why does Eve's skin look like

Why does Eve's skin look like raw chicken skin in that tattoo pic? LOL
DatsMyWord's picture

tats on women are tacky.. god

tats on women are tacky.. god made us beautitful the way we are but some folks need to have man gve them a little something extra (implants, makeup, injections, weaves, fake nails, etc.)to boost their esteeem or ego. Love yourself the way God made you. I guess I must just love myself. Ri-Ri minues well whig out anyway.. why not try if it flops she'll get a pass. but ri-ri can not really sing. She sounds like rhino artist. She can't sing or sang.. When are we gonna ask for quality? not just hyped up computer beats for our music. why do we need the artist at all. why not have the computer activated voice sing her songs. She can not sing. Of course she drsses edgy they are given clothes for free to be the designers slaves and sell us black folks out. America the land of no talent. Where anybody with no talent can become a star just do a black man. Oh yeah Jay got that just like kanye got amber over here. Kim K ot the list, COCO swizz tat look professional.. I bet he gave Alicia one
wifey06's picture

Eve tattoo looks nice, I

Eve tattoo looks nice, I don't like spiders but it looks good on her, why did she pick a black widow? Swizz did good work. Not surprising that Rihanna change her music to rock and roll she caters mostly to the white audience so again not surprising. Glad Russell and Kimora sold baby phat when they did. I don't even know people who still buy Baby Phat the material and quality is cheap looking to me and it is not being market anymore.
binky's picture

tats on women are tacky.. god

tats on women are tacky.. god made us beautitful the way we are but some folks need to have man gve them a little something extra to bost their esteeem or ego. Love yourself the way God made you. Ri-Ri minues well whig out anyway.. why not try if it flops she'll get a pass. but ri-ri can not really sig. She soudn like rhino artist. swizz tat look professional.. I bet he gave Alicia one
wifey06's picture

the spider is tight swizz did

the spider is tight swizz did that
Minnie's picture

even if baby phat is goin

even if baby phat is goin bankrupt im sure kimora stil is bankin so she can easily move on to sumthin else
yea's picture

Eve's skin looks nice. Not

Eve's skin looks nice. Not really a big fan of tattoos. Hey maybe the rock-n-roll sound will work for Rhi Rhi since much of it doesn't really require singing. Sorry to hear about the financial issues Kim is having with Baby Phat, and lol @ you talking about it was about that time anyway. Tash you are so bad.
Lacey's picture

oh n i forgot: Eve is so

oh n i forgot: Eve is so pretty, rhianna is going through identity issues, every young woman has them.....
kish's picture

its kind of about time that

its kind of about time that babby phat is starting to hit rock bottom im srry at first i liked her stuff til she stop making cute outfits ... i mean all she does is get a blank shirt and write on it baby phat in glitter and it cost 45 dollars i mean i get better shirts in wet seal and forever 21 for half the price ...come on ... she better step her game up if she wants to appeal to the consumers and get folks buying her clothes again .... sad but hey thats what happens when u slack off on your day job
datchickfrmva's picture

Lavender: is that punk

Lavender: is that punk rock??? Do you know Rihanna's songs "Shut Up and Drive" or "Breaking Dishes"?...if not, you can listen to them to get an idea. I think that is the sound that they are going for, for this album. A rock sound.
jjj's picture

jjj: Rihanna has done Rock

jjj: Rihanna has done Rock and Roll songs on her GGGB alumb…to name a few: “Shut Up and Drive”, “Breaking Dishes”, “Disturbia” etc etc.…and according to the article “The album will be more rock’n’roll than the previous, “Good Girl Gone Bad”, and a bit more pop, but will keep the R&B.” so it will still have pop and R&B but just more rock’n'roll so not much of a huge change that we’re no use to; I guess we’ll just hear more rock’n'roll, this time around. is that punk rock???
Lavender's picture

CLASSY: DID YOU WASH-UP

CLASSY: DID YOU WASH-UP THIS MORNING?…HOW’S THAT FOR WASHED UP…PUNK SKUNK wtf a punk skunk.. if ur gonna insult me do it the right way LOL..and calm down wit ur pyscitso ass its only an opinion.. GROW UP! if u dont like opinions then dont cum on blog sites
lalalala's picture

CLASSY: DID YOU WASH-UP

CLASSY: DID YOU WASH-UP THIS MORNING?…HOW’S THAT FOR WASHED UP…PUNK SKUNK no i didnt lmao
lalalala's picture

Baby phat has had its time,

Baby phat has had its time, and the world really needs another rihanna album!(sarcasm) that genre is good cos she can't sing or dance she likes to play dress up. I was looking foreward to mj concerts but it wasn't to be, god really does take away the wrong people
eva's picture

Rihanna has done Rock and

Rihanna has done Rock and Roll songs on her GGGB alumb...to name a few: "Shut Up and Drive", "Breaking Dishes", "Disturbia" etc etc. ...and according to the article "The album will be more rock’n’roll than the previous, “Good Girl Gone Bad”, and a bit more pop, but will keep the R&B." so it will still have pop and R&B but just more rock'n'roll so not much of a huge change that we're no use to; I guess we'll just hear more rock'n'roll, this time around.
jjj's picture

That tattoo is HOT and go Eve

That tattoo is HOT and go Eve for getting it. Swizz has some serious skills if he did since it looks real nice. I'm 32 and have two tats and about to get two more. No they are not for everyone but don't judge folks just because you don't like them. To me, that is being more "tacky and not ladylike" than having them.
Kim's picture

Rihanna style is always

Rihanna style is always impeccable. I hope they feature her alot on the new fashion and hair blog that will be launched in September (I think): House of Fluff. BTW, that spider tattoo looks pretty good, but why a spider?
renee's picture

Johnny: That doesn’t look

Johnny: That doesn’t look that bad actually….. Yeah I like it, Swizz did a good job. You should have seen the tattoo that Rih did... she did a good job too. It was a umbrella with a 'R' on it. Neat.
jjj's picture

lalalala: swizzy did his

lalalala: swizzy did his thing with that tat.. its hot.. uhmm rihana im not suprised that u wud become a rock and roll artist.. u reallly need to tale a trip bac to the islands and absorb the culture again cuz its seems ur lost… i wish the old black rihanna wud cum bac.. no she is a washed up wanna be…who only worries about her white audience.. i like the pon de replay rihanna.. idk about this rih but its ur choice right who am i to judge DID YOU WASH-UP THIS MORNING?...HOW'S THAT FOR WASHED UP...PUNK SKUNK
CLASSY's picture

DID YOU WASH-UP THIS

DID YOU WASH-UP THIS MORNING?...HOW'S THAT FOR WASHED UP...PUNK SKUNK
CLASSY's picture

I Want to See the Baby

I Want to See the Baby Kimora.
CIRESLADYONE's picture

Baby Phat is too expensive...

Baby Phat is too expensive... that most def has something to do with their 'financial mess'. SMH.
jjj's picture

I agree Eve is too old to be

I agree Eve is too old to be getting tats. The paw prints were whack and when she wears a nice gown she looks tacky.
Blakbarbie's picture

Gorgeous1/ Bey Stan #14/ I

Gorgeous1/ Bey Stan #14/ I ♥ MJ THE ICON (R.I.P.): Rih Rih gone rock? They really have convinced her she is FeFe Dobson… thank u
lalalala's picture

sorry i meant take

sorry i meant take
lalalala's picture

swizzy did his thing with

swizzy did his thing with that tat.. its hot.. uhmm rihana im not suprised that u wud become a rock and roll artist.. u reallly need to tale a trip bac to the islands and absorb the culture again cuz its seems ur lost... i wish the old black rihanna wud cum bac.. no she is a washed up wanna be...who only worries about her white audience.. i like the pon de replay rihanna.. idk about this rih but its ur choice right who am i to judge
lalalala's picture

That tatt looks great...very

That tatt looks great...very life like. Swiss has something to fall back on if this producing thing don't pan out :-) I love Kimora so too bad for her.
RIP Michael's picture

Here is the full

Here is the full article: _________________ News about Rihanna’s next album: At first, it is essential to know that no name is determined at the moment, so forget the rumour about “Dark Angels”, “K.A.R.M.A”, “Bad Girl Gone Good” etc. Rihanna has chosen the name of the album a few weeks ago, but want to keep it as a secret until the last moment, to avoid any leak. Numerous artists are collaborating on this album, which will be very certainly an enormous success and will make the return of Rihanna an inevitable come-back worldwide. Among the army of co-workers, we shall quote for example the famous leader of the group One Republic, Ryan Tedder, who composed two songs for Rihanna, among one completely played by a piano, Kanye West, Justin Timberlake, Soulja Boy, Shontelle, Jay-Z, Pharell Williams, and many others… At this stage, we shall speak about no more “global tubes”, but about songs which should “mark the spirits forever”, to quote Def Jam. Rihanna has never been so selective and perfectionist in the choice of songs and in their interpretation. She participates actively in the writing of the lyrics and in the selection of the instrumental atmospheres. The album will be more rock’n'roll than the previous, “Good Girl Gone Bad”, and a bit more pop, but will keep the R&B. It is evident that Rihanna wishes to be recognized as being a mature woman who imposes, at the same time that she shows her own musical style and her own originality. Rihanna likes her image of trendsetter and now wishes to use it in her songs. The album will be full of musical styles and will mark a change of 180° for Rihanna and her fans, who will not be disappointed with the result. Several duets should appear on the album. By “some”, we hear (understand) two or three. At the moment nobody has recorded, with the exception of those with the singer Chris Brown, which were cancelled and will not appear on the album. In brief, this album will be the best of Rihanna and certainly the best of all the league of the artists produced by DEF Jam.
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