Sad news for one of our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alums, Lauren London. Her longtime boyfriend, Grammy-nominated rapper Nipsey Hussle (real name Ermias Asghedom) was tragically shot and killed outside his clothing store in the Los Angeles California Crenshaw neighborhood yesterday, March 31.
He was only 33 years old and is dad to London’s 2-year old son Kross. She has a 9-year old son named Kameron with rapper Lil Wayne.
The shooting came a day before Hussle was scheduled to meet with LAPD Chief Michel Moore and Police Commissioner Steve Soboroff “to talk about ways he could help stop gang violence and help us help kids,” Soboroff said.
Police are looking for the suspects and have described at least one as someone in his circles, according to the Los Angeles Times.
The couple have kept their romance under raps for 6 years but last year opened up in a GQ magazine feature and a shooting of the magazine’s popular The Couples Quiz vid.
Toya Wright celebrated the impending arrival of her second child at a baby shower in an Atlanta private residence this past MLK weekend.
It was a reality TV show reunion as some Our blog faves and bumpwatch alums Monica Brown, Monyetta Shaw and Rasheeda attended. Other stars of Atlanta-based shows Shamea Morton from Bravo TV‘s Real Housewives of AtlantaQuad Webb-Lunceford from that same network’s Married to Medicine.
The event featured personalized candy apples, candy bar and Rice Krispie treats and more. The theme was “Showering Reign”, a take off of the name she has selected for her daughter, though in one recent post, she referred to her baby as “Reignbeaux“, phonetic spin on Rainbow with a very unique spelling.
Wright also used the occasion to introduce the public to her beau and the baby’s dad Atlanta sports manager Robert “Red” Rushing. Up until this point, she had elected to conceal his identity. Secret’s out now!
If the baby’s name will be Reignbeaux, this will be the second celebrity baby Rainbow in recent years because The Girls Next Dooralum Holly Madison‘s first child is also named Rainbow. Reign is also a bit popular recently among celebrities. Kourtney Kardashian‘s son is named Reign and that is the middle name of Lil Kim’s daughter Royal Reign.
Wright announced her pregnancy last September with a very creative scripted video featuring her daughter Reginae Carter with ex husband rapper Lil Wayne.
Oh and h/t from YBF, we learned that she also had a second shower with her fans. Nice! Here are photos shared by attendees:
Indeed, she’s giving us life while rocking figure hugging mini-dresses and pairing them with chic and fashionable booties. She keeps accessories to a minimum and slays with perfectly curled ringlets and soft make up.
Mrs. Wright is all of us when we were expecting…that’s if we had an awesome sense of style, had great skin and a goddess figure.
The mom to 20-year old daughter Reginae who she had with ex husband rapper Lil Wayne announced she is expecting in a cute Instagram video earlier this month but is yet to confirm her baby’s father.
Second-time mom-to-be Toya Wright had a gender reveal party early last month at her home but only recently shared the official event video.
Guests included a few of our Atlanta, Georgia-based Bellyitch Bumpwatch Alums: R&B singers and stage actress Monica Brown, Reality TV star of Bravo TV’s Real Housewives of Atlanta and biz mogul Kandi Burruss and her Xscape reunion tour band mate and fellow reality TV star Tameka “Tiny” Cottle Harris, Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta star Rasheeda.
The event was held indoors and outdoors poolside and from the looks of photos shared in social media, was quite an elegant tho low-key affair.
The actual gender reveal was an airplane flyover! How different and creative!!
“Issa Girl”! The banner trailing the tiny plane read to jubilant screams and shouts below.
Wright, who has starred in two reality TV shows about her life and is the author of a new book, shared the video on her Instagram.
Reality TV star and business owner Toya Wright wore one that included a tiny version of her soon-to-be-born child. The photo was part of a mom-daughter maternity shoot that Toya shared on her Instagram on October 30.
Reginae Carter, whose dad is Lil Wayne and who stars in WE TV‘s Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta wore matching skeleton jumpsuit as well.
Reality Tv star, biz woman and author Toya Wright is a serious contender for most creative pregnancy announcement!
The boutique owner elicited the help of an actress to play a family therapist and her daughter, Reginae Carter (who she had with ex-husband rapper Lil Wayne and who stars in WE TV‘s Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta) to reveal the news that she is expecting her second child.
In the video skit posted on her Instagram, Carter reluctantly goes to open the door to the family home to welcome the therapist.
In the next scene, with mom and daughter sitting side-by-side, “Dr. Stevenson” asks the 18-year old, “So Reginae,” the doctor begins. “What seems to be the problem? Trouble in school? Communication? Teen pregnancy?”
Reginae shakes her head and says “That’s not me. That’s her,” then points to her mom who rubs her belly as the camera pans down to reveal a very large baby bump!
The New Orleans native who starred in BET’sToya: A Family Affair and Tiny and Toya, uses the pregnancy announcement post to also promote her lastest book, “You Just Don’t Get It”.
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Well, the pregnancy wasn’t’ an entire secret. Back in May, during a radio show, her ATL co-star accidentally released the news when answering a question about whether there was an ATL2 in the making.
“Aye man, we working on it presently,” T.I replied to the interviewer . “We got a couple obstacles in our way man. Like, uhhh, my lil sis man. She about to have a baby. So we gone have to let her get that time out of her system and you know when she back in ‘New New’ shape we’ll be ready to roll.”