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YBF Exclusive: Alicia Keys & Swizz Beatz Caught Together In Paris?!

An older pic of Alicia and Swizz Beatz


This Swizz Beatz/Mashonda/Alicia Keys triangle just got a whole lot juicier.  I dropped some of this info this morning in my gossip report on Big Boy's Morning Show...now here's the rest.  A source who works very closely with Alicia tells TheYBF.com that AK is definitely not the good egg in this saga like we're being led to believe.  In fact, I'm told Alicia and Swizzy were together during her concert performances in and around Paris just a few weeks ago!  According to the source, there was definitely no business need for Swizz to accompany Alicia on that leg of the trip, but the two definitely were taking in the sites together and totting around like lovers the entire time.  Oh, but there's more.  This is all after Alicia allegedly called her whole team to a meeting a few times to tell them none of the rumors were true of her being a homewrecker in Swizz and Mashonda's marriage.  Apparently it was just Alicia playing that smoke and mirrors game Hollywood is known so well for.  Not to mention Alicia still has not come out with an official statement saying any of the rumors of her being a homewrecker are untrue.   Lots more of this drama and statements from the source when you read the rest...  

YBF Trend: Exotic Skinned Accessories

Hey Young, Black, and Fabulous folks! It's Claire from The Fashion Bomb, the web's only stop for urban fashion, trends, and celebrity looks for less! For my first guest blogspot, I'm going to let you in on a Hollywood trend: Exotic Accessories. Aside from their posh aesthetic, bags, bel

Unfaithful: Fabolous & His Baby Mama Emily B.

Fabolous may have a "girlfriend" of six years turned baby mama....but Ms. Emily B. is not playing her role correctly I hear.  And neither is Fab.  Right after we reported the story last week about Fabolous' new 5 month old little boy Johan and his baby mama girlfriend Emily he's been keeping under wraps off and on for 6 years, sources flooded my inbox with even more info.  And this ish gets interesting....

UPDATE: The Real Deal On Fabolous & His Baby's Mama

I told y'all I'd get the low down on Fabolous and this new baby of his that popped up out of nowhere.  And here it goes:  
Fabolous' baby Johan, inset pic is mother Emily
  Yesterday, TheYBF.com reported that rapper Fabolous has a new baby boy and featured a picture of the allleged baby's mother.  Sources close to Fab's baby's mother both personally and professionally reveal to TheYBF.com that the baby's name is Johan and he is now 5 months old.  And we've got the low down on the mother of his child and their "relationship".  She is 26 year old Emily B. and she and Fabolous have been a couple for the last 6 years.  Yes...6 years.  She has actually tried to stay out the spotlight and that's why this the first time any one has heard of her in 6 years.  Emily has been Fab's stylist for the past 2 years (she's been a stylist for a total of 7 years now), so they were actually together before he gave her the job. And in true Urshmeka form, Emily also has a 10 year child (a little girl) from a previous relationship whom she had before entering a relationship with Fab.  As for Emily and Fab getting engaged or married, our source tells TheYBF.com that they are definitley NOT currently engaged.  Whether or not they're heading down that path is up in the air.  And one of our sources tell us no one, including Emily, is exactly sure if marriage is going to happen anytime soon.  Especially because at this current time there are no plans Emily has even discussed with her closest friends.
Emily (far right) and her BFF Valeisha (far left)
  Emily and Fab currently live together in New Jersey.  She was also the stylist for Ryan Leslie's and Fab's new "Addicted" video.  It was just taped yesterday.  Her best friend is none other than YBF chick and Executive Director of the Women's in Entertainment Empowerment Network (WEEN) Valeisha Butterfield--who was also engaged to rapper Game at one point. Our source also tells TheYBF.com that rumors of Emily previously being a model and/or video chick are all false.  Said source tells us that these rumors "were completely left field" and Emily was never either of those things.  She has simply been a stylist since she was 19.   More pics of Emily B. when you read the rest...

Y'all Ain't Slick Punk & J-Hud!

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Well what do we have here?  Yet another spotting of the most random couple in the '08.  YBF snitches exclusively caught up with the rumored new couple very recently while they were having a little couple's shopping trip.  And we've got the exclusive pic to prove it.  Yeah, Jennifer Hudson and David "Punk" Otenga from

Celebs Do Essence Fest '08 & Tasha Smith Dishes About Her Directorial Debut

YBF is on the scene in New Orleans at Essence Fest 2008 and we caught the star-uhs out and about at the daytime seminars and nighttime concerts:

Solange rocked her cute look today during the daytime festivites.

So did Sanaa, Keisha Knight Pulliam Tanika Ray, and Lynn Whitfield.  Looking fab ladies. And Chrihanna were in full effect at last night's concert:

By the way, Kanye headlined and gave one of the most fantabulous performances of the night.  Loves it.Lots more pics and exclusives when you read the rest...

Pre-BET Awards Event Wrap Up

YBF was on the scene at Debra Lee's Pre-BET Awards Dinner for the celebs last night in LA.  Here's some exclusive pics:

Definitely a nice look for Ashanti.  And I see she doesn't leave her man Nelly's side for long at all. Do we really blame her though?

And the same thing goes for Ms. Eva and her man Lance.
 Wil Shelton of Wilpower Photo Agency /Entertainment
Lots more pics when you read the rest...