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Kimora Ditching Baby Phat + Wyclef's Presidential Bid Rejected + More Usher Performance Pics

 

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Find out why Kimora Lee Simmons has decided to part ways with Baby Phat and the reason Wyclef's bid for presidency has been denied. Plus more performance pics of Usher making his rounds at the morning shows...

After 14 years Kimora Lee Simmons is saying farewell to her multi-million fashion empire. She has released a press statement saying:

"After 14 years of conceiving and nurturing Baby Phat, it's time for me to move on and further expand my other businesses and create a new phenomenon. I adore all those who have faithfully been with me since the beginning. I'm forever dedicated to my family, fans and customers.  My inspiration has always come from the fabulous women who have been with me through the years as we've grown from young party girls to power players! We're ready for our next journey together and we're taking a whole new generation of incredible young women with us. Girl power unite!"

 

Wow. I never saw that coming. Besides Baby Phat, Kimora's empire includes KLS collection, Kouture by Kimora and Fabulosity, among other business ventures. Maybe now she can focus more on her new marriage with Djimon Hounsou and add a few more kiddies to her growing family.

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So it looks like Wyclef lost the race before he even got started. On Friday, Haiti’s electoral council ruled that the hip hop-artist cannot run for president.

Apparently, Wyclef Jean was denied candidacy because he did not meet the residency requirement of having lived in Haiti for five years BEFORE the Nov. 28 election. He tried to argue that he should be eligible to qualify for the election because he was named roving ambassador to Haiti by President Rene Preval in 2007. However, that wasn't enough to sway the electoral council's decision.  

The New York Times reports that police and United Nations peacekeeping troops in Haiti had “prepared for the possibility of unrest after a rejection of Mr. Jean’s bid.”

“I want to assure my countrymen that I will continue to work for Haiti’s renewal,” Jean said in his statement. “Do not think that my role in the future of Haiti is over; it’s just a different role than I had anticipated it to be.”

Ok...is it me or do also think this decision was for the best, considering all that has came out surrounding his run and the fact that his own former band member hasn't even endorsed him.  I'm just saying.

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Yesterday Usher hit up "Good Morning America" to perform some of his latest singles. He also performed on the CBS Early Show, and we have pics of him arriving there with his two adorable sons:

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They are getting so big.

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Hey cuties.

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Usher took to the stage to perform his hits.

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This outfit is a definite improvement from the army fatigue getup.

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Fun times I'm sure. Nothing beats a free concert.

Pics via WENN

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Kimora didn't decide to

Kimora didn't decide to leave. She got fired by the company that owns Baby phat. If you read her twitter she's been very vocal about how upset she is about it. I don't think the KLS and Kouture lines are owned by her either and I don't think they're performing well either. I wish her the best though. www.yuregininsesi.com
Anonymous's picture

Most of you who made bad

Most of you who made bad comments about Ushers' dressing, seriously, if we could see y'all in real life, y'all look tacky as hell! You never know, probably someone else is saying your style is whack! Everyone wears what they feel comfortable in. In regards to Baby Phat, they have their target market, all brands do. So if the brand dont suit you, find another that does, rather than bashing the brand.
Anonymous's picture

Usher need some stylist

Usher need some stylist intervention asap. say what you wanna but Usher been looking God awfully crazy since he and his wife broke up. Lets nt forget that 2010 All Star outfit!!!!! O.M.Goshhhh his woman is not helping him in the fly guy department, but heck she def aint a fly girl, so ahhh well there you have it. Usher looks like a trendy gay kid. I hate this new skinny jean on grown men thing. Gay Gay Gay. Just wear leggings fellas. Kimora did us all a favor with ending Baby Phat, that was a mess, horrible mess, ghettto and gutter, im glad the line is done, it wont be missed. Ushers sons are beautiful like their parents, hes good looking and his wife was beautiful and brown too, kudos to him for creating with a real sista. They each look like them cute cute.
Wesleyan's picture

I likie Kimora but really

I likie Kimora but really didnt care for the Baby Phat line it was a little gawdy at times not fabulous. Usher and the boys are too cute!! Wyclef, I'm glad you a least made an effort to make a change.
Anonymous's picture

KIMORA DOESN'T OWN BABY PHAT

KIMORA DOESN'T OWN BABY PHAT AND THE OWNERS ARE MAKING HER STEP DOWN DUE TO LACKING SALES OVER THE PAST 3+ YEARS.
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Two Things: 1: I really

Two Things: 1: I really "LOVE" the fact that Wyclef thought he had a chance. There are ways to contribute and help out Haiti OTHER than becoming the president. 2: Who in their right mind purchases Baby Phat items. Come on people.
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Those clothes were horrible

Those clothes were horrible and did nothing for the hoodrats that bought them.
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I don't know who has been

I don't know who has been dressing this poor man but he has been looking real crazy the last couple of times i've seen photos of him....maybe he need to get back with Tameka. Everyone called her crazy but at least she knew how to dress the man...
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Please this no one will go

Please this no one will go back with a DARK SKINNED MONKEY. I like him better with GRACE MIGUEL.She is a way sexier and cuter. #TeamRedBones
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Anonymous's picture

Awwm Kimora! Love her. Great

Awwm Kimora! Love her. Great inspiration!!!
Kerry's picture

I knew Baby Phat clothing was

I knew Baby Phat clothing was a wrap as soon as they started to sell it at Walmart.
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I'M ROLLIN AT THE FACT THAT

I'M ROLLIN AT THE FACT THAT WYCLEF ACTUALLY THOUGHT HE HAD A CHANCE!! LOL
Anonymous's picture

good! now maybe she will stop

good! now maybe she will stop using the simmons name and honor her new husband.
Anonymous's picture

Yikes! LOL!!

Yikes! LOL!!
p1tey1's picture

LMAO...RIGHT!!

LMAO...RIGHT!!
Anonymous's picture

Usher kiddies are so cute! I

Usher kiddies are so cute! I luv Kimora Lee
Memii's picture

Um, idk let me guess kimora,

Um, idk let me guess kimora, b/c nobodies buying them.......we're done with the big ghetto gold cat crest, besides they are selling these pieces at all the low end urban shops on every corner for little to nothing.....maybe if baby phat had more versatility in style, but they all started to look alike over time.....my babyphat clothes from the 90's hardly looks any different from the ones i have from the early 2000's, too bad it took me almost a decade to notice that! i guess thats why she's the millionaire and i'm not....lol
anonymous's picture

She should have ditched Baby

She should have ditched Baby Phat when she ditched Mr. Phat Farm and selected an independent/sophisticated brand name, but I'm sure they feared separating from Russel would ruin them. Top Model introduced the thug misses to better brand names and Haute Couture decades ago, hood brand names just aren't cute anymore, people might still behave ignorant but they're looking a lot more polished in their Marc Jacobs and True Religions
lilly12's picture

Yea I'm 19 and baby phat went

Yea I'm 19 and baby phat went out of style for me in ninth grade...that was like 05-06. Seriously my cousins rock it though but they all in middle school. But yea I never see people over 15 wearin baby phat unless they hoodrats. no hate intended. haha!! dont nobody wear rocawear, southpole, phat farm, sean john, enyce, coogi, ecko, fubu, apple bottoms, or even dereon....well idk my style is more neat and chic like forever 21, zara, dillards. Lemme some it up I feel like urban designers only cater to the hood or when u tryna skank it up for the club. and yes I am black. so dont attack me for this.
intelligent beauty's picture

did you REALLY just say your

did you REALLY just say your style was "chic" shopping at forever 21, zara and dillards. *DEAD* #girlbye
WhoGonCheckMeBoo's picture

LOL so true forever 21 yea u

LOL so true forever 21 yea u a hot mess
Anonymous's picture

LOL so true forever 21 yea u

LOL so true forever 21 yea u a hot mess
Anonymous's picture

LOL so true forever 21 yea u

LOL so true forever 21 yea u a hot mess
Anonymous's picture

LOL so true forever 21 yea u

LOL so true forever 21 yea u a hot mess
Anonymous's picture

I get what you are getting

I get what you are getting at, and agree. HOWEVER, Forever 21 is cheap, and cheaply made, teas up after 1 wash, and DILLARDS is not a BRAND. So, try again. You might as well wear Baby Phat and Rocawear.
anonymous's picture

lmaooo you paid her SHADE

lmaooo you paid her SHADE honey! i guess what she was trying to say is.. she likes designer "inspired" clothes, which is basically what zara sells, dont know dillards so cannot comment. these shops basically see what the high end luxury brands come out with every season and make their own versions or rip off the vibe of the collection. lol but giiiiirl forever 21 is not designer! step ya game up.
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I used to be a merchandiser

I used to be a merchandiser for Forever 21 and sometimes they do carry designer merchanise. U have to remember, most clothes are sewn in sweatshops and distributed from the exact same umbrella companies. Depending on the cost of fabric, beading, etc. when the high-end co's have overstock or out-of season clothes, we would buy it and cut the tags off and sell it. Thats why stores like marshalls carry designer stuff. So don't get on her case, she's young.
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lmaooo you paid her SHADE

lmaooo you paid her SHADE honey! i guess what she was trying to say is.. she likes designer "inspired" clothes, which is basically what zara sells, dont know dillards so cannot comment. these shops basically see what the high end luxury brands come out with every season and make their own versions or rip off the vibe of the collection. lol but giiiiirl forever 21 is not designer! step ya game up.
Anonymous's picture

I was once the biggest Usher

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Anonymous's picture

Usher's 'There Goes My Baby'

Usher's 'There Goes My Baby' single is making me respect him as a singer again. And how sexy and cute is it to see a man with his kids and both those boys are cute as all get out!!!
Twilightey's picture

I'm not surprised, who wears

I'm not surprised, who wears Baby Phat anymore? It was the ish years ago when it came out but like Kimora basically said the people who were wearing it have outgrown it's look, I know I have. I only rocked it for the first few years as it was. Good, I'm sure she'll come up with something else fashionable I'll be able to support. Personally I hope it's an affordable, comfortable yet stylish line of women's shoes. Like Cole Haan did with the Nike-air technology thing. I have such a hard time finding great looking shoes I can wear all day! Wyclef is just a mess and a half, after talking ish about Sean Penn we find Mr. Haiti himself was just a visitor all along. How can you claim to be so involved in a country and not even keep a residence there? What would it have costs for him to keep a modest home in Haiti, like $20 a year. Okay I'm kidding but seriously it was affordable to him and his Fugees money. If he was out there as much as he claimed it would have been better than paying for hotels and stuff.
Twilightey's picture

I dislike Usher veryyyyyy

I dislike Usher veryyyyyy much..but anyway!
Anonymous's picture

Dearly beloved we are

Dearly beloved we are gathered here today to bury Baby Phat....YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!! its about time for that ghettofab mess to end!!!!
Anonymous's picture

Lol! I agree with ya on that

Lol! I agree with ya on that one. I knew that ghetto mess wouldn't last forever(although I hate to admit but I had a few of her purses back in the day) But we all know that there will still be many a hood rat that will still be rockin Baby Phat and still thinking they lookin fly as hell. Sigh....will somebody please give these chicks some new and less trashy styles please!
suga's picture

I just wonder what all the

I just wonder what all the hood chicks who tattooed that damn cat on their arms, legs, backs and asses are thinking, lol!
NY Seedy's picture

why all of sudden is the

why all of sudden is the sales of albums declining and also clothing lines...things that make you go hmmmmm >_>
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Anonymous's picture

Awww, Usher's sons are TOO

Awww, Usher's sons are TOO CUTE....
Misa's picture

Baby Phat was never the same

Baby Phat was never the same once she fired B.J Coleman
Anonymous's picture

who the hell wears Baby Phat

who the hell wears Baby Phat anyway?!
miss infamous's picture

Yeah, baby phat is for the

Yeah, baby phat is for the kiddies, and she pretty much said so. Love her KLS collection though...
anonymous's picture

Usher's sons are ADORABLE!

Usher's sons are ADORABLE!
YadaYadaYada's picture

Kimora is NOT married to him!

Kimora is NOT married to him!
Almost Famous's picture

Yeah, it was time to let baby

Yeah, it was time to let baby phat go. It was a fad just like FUBU. How much money did we spend on those Jersey's???
Anonymous's picture

I love Kimora Lee Simmons!

I love Kimora Lee Simmons! She is such a classy lady. Even in her tweets you can tell she is still able to keep it lady-like when faced with uninvited circumstances. She has her hands in so many other things from her television show to her books, that I'm sure she STILL won't miss a beat.
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