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After months of rumors swirling around the internet about Boobie & Keyshia Cole’s martial status. Boobie finally speaks out about it…
According to Hip Hollywood:
Gibson sat down with Rolling Out magazine, where he delved into the personal issues they faced, while still maintaining he prefers to keep his life private. The topics discussed included the stripper he was caught with, Cole’s attitude and who’s to blame for their break-up. Check out a few of the excerpts and some pics from his photoshoot below.
One of the first things that people want to know is, what went wrong between you and Keyshia Cole?
I think that life happened. In certain situations, you are a match made in heaven. But at the same time, nothing is perfect — and nobody is perfect. Then in some situations, you aren’t going to be as perfect as some people expect you to be. What happened with me and her was that our relationship was out there for everyone to see. So whenever we were going through our problems, it became public and everyone saw the ups and downs. With us, I think it was just a matter of us growing apart over time. I can’t say that there was one thing that broke us up, but what I can say as a man; when you are in a relationship, and you say those vows, I take full responsibility for everything that didn’t go right.
But you’re giving me the easy answer right now.
I’m giving you the real answer because I feel like you’re never supposed to allow your marriage to fall apart. Whether it’s the blogs saying I cheated, or if I don’t like your attitude, at the end of the day, when you’re married to somebody, and you say “I do,” it says for better or for worse, and regardless of what comes in your relationship, you’re supposed to work through it. For example, even if you wanted to say that I cheated, you’re still supposed to figure out a way to make that work. So I’m not backing down from anything that people have to say about me, and I’m not taking the easy way out. But I am taking full responsibility for that not being my wife.
Did you cheat?
It has been reported that you were out cheating with strippers and doing a host of other things. How do you address those very specific accusations?
As far as the whole stripper thing goes, of course I went to the strip club and had a picture taken of me with a stripper. But what I’ve been trying to figure out when I hear people gossiping and talking is, since when do two pictures constitute a relationship? It only happens that way when the media tries to paint a picture that this is what happened to our relationship. And what I will say about my wife is that she’s really into the social media world. So when stories like this start floating around, and she feels the need to get involved with it, it makes it seem more true than it really is. But that didn’t really have anything to do with us being separated, because when you think about it, we were actually already separated before all of that came out.
I understand where you’re coming from, but what I don’t understand is why you’re taking the fall for something if you didn’t do it. If I was accused of cheating, and I didn’t, I would be proclaiming my innocence from the mountaintops. But you remained quiet, and I never understood that.
Me being the way that I am, and the way that I was raised, I personally felt like love should be private, so I really didn’t want to agree to us doing the show at the beginning. Because I really felt like, when you open up that door, you allow people to be able to hate, or form whatever assumptions they want to about you because you’re putting your life out there. But I felt like it should be private. And, you know, she sings and she sings from that hurt place. I respect what she does, and she has to do that, but as far as I go, I couldn’t care less what somebody has to say about me as a man. The people that know me are the people that matter. And those people know what I’m about and what I stand for. So feel free to call me a stripper-chasing coward who let his family down. But those that know me know what I’m really about and that is never going to change.
According to NecoleBitchie:
You don’t have to be a full-fledged member of Beyoncé’s Beyhive to know who Julius De Boer is. For over five years, the tall Dutchman has been keeping Queen Bey safe from harm’s way as her personal bodyguard. And while the two have battled tabloid rumors in the past, the reports seemed a little ridiculous. However, Bey’s most recent outings has us thinking “hmm, well that’s interesting,” to recent rumors that insist that Jay Z wanted Julius fired.
Ever since last week, the “Drunk In Love” singer has been spotted out and about with a new bodyguard who doesn’t look half as tempting as her old one. **weeps** We will miss that eye candy if he is indeed gone!
The Carters could very well be throwing fuel on the recent tabloid rumors or maybe just maybe they gave Julius some much-needed time off after Jay Z and Solange’s elevator fight Any man would need more than a smoke break after holding down the fort during that incident.
According to Bossip:
Forbes does great sports business analysis, but they’ve been too conservative. The Milwaukee Bucks, valued by the business site at $410 million, sold for $550 million in April. The Los Angeles Clippers, valued at $575 million, sold for $2 billion in May. Franchise values are rising for many reasons, with new TV deals in particular set to drive them to record highs. Even if billionaire Steve Ballmer overpaid for the Clippers (Stern School of Business valuation expert Aswath Damodaran puts their value at $1.6 billion), it is clear we have entered the new value paradigm faster than expected.
With every team worth more than expected, every owner is, too, and the bump should be more than enough to make Charlotte Hornets majority owner Michael Jordan a billionaire.
Jordan’s net worth was estimated at $750 million in February in a thorough analysis by Forbes’s Kurt Badenhausen. The NBA legend earned an estimated $90 million in 2013, more than any current athlete including current NBA leader LeBron James, who earned an estimated $60 million. His wealth came primarily from an unprecedented deal with Nike, with his line of shoes alone selling $2.25 billion in the U.S. last year, along with other endorsement deals, business holdings, and very high pay during his playing career.
But he also owns 80% of the Hornets, and that asset is suddenly looking a lot more valuable.
Although the Hornets (then Bobcats) franchise was valued at $175 million when Jordan bought a 80% share in 2010, its projected value increased quickly. By 2013, the team was already worth $410 million and expected to rise significantly in the near future, according to Forbes. Badenhausen concluded in a February article that Jordan’s “earnings prowess shows no sign of letting up and should land him a spot on Forbes billionaire list in the coming years.” Within months, however, apparent NBA team values would skyrocket.
The Bucks sold for 34% more than Forbes’s projection. The Clippers sold for 248% more. Let’s split the difference and say Jordan’s Hornets are worth 159% more than projected, putting their current value at $1,062 million. That would put Jordan’s share at $850 million, rather than the $328 million figure Badenhausen used, raising his new estimated net worth to $1,272 million.
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