Word On The Curb: Friday, September 28th ” Gladys Knight Will Lead The Tribute For Aretha Franklin At American Music Awards; Prosecutors In Georgia Dropped Nelly’s Case; Taraji P. Henson And Fiance Kevin Hayden Have Decided On A Wedding Date; Monyetta Shaw Is Writing A Co-Parenting Book.”

WORD ON THE CURB…

THE 2018 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS IS QUICKLY AROUND THE CORNER, AND THEY ARE PLANNING A TRIBUTE FOR THE LATE QUEEN OF SOUL, ARETHA FRANKLIN. THE EMPRESS OF SOUL, GLADYS KNIGHT WILL LEAD THE TRIBUTE, WHICH WILL ALSO FEATURE LEDISI, MARY MARY, DONNIE MCCLURKIN, CECE WINANS, AND MUSICAL DIRECTOR RICKEY MINOR. THE TRIBUTE WILL BE CENTERED ON FRANKLIN’S GOSPEL ROOTS AND HER 1972 ALBUM “AMAZING GRACE.” THE 2018 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS AIR OCTOBER 9TH ON ABC.

NELLY HAS MUTUALLY SETTLED WITH THE WOMAN WHO CLAIMED THAT HE RAPED HER ON A TOUR BUS LAST YEAR. THE WOMAN, MONIQUE GREENE, SAYS THAT LAST OCTOBER SHE WAS AT A CLUB IN SEATTLE WHERE NELLY PERFORMED AND AFTER THE SHOW, SHE HUNG OUT WITH NELLY, WHO INVITED HER ON HIS TOUR BUS. IT WAS THERE THAT SHE CLAIMS HE ASSAULTED HER AGAINST HER WILL, SHE THEN SAID SHE SCREAMED THAT SHE WANTED OFF THE BUS AND THAT SHE WAS THROWN OFF AS NELLY TOSSED A $100 BILL AT HER AND SAID, “BYE BYE.” NELLY WAS ARRESTED FOR THE ALLEGED ASSAULT WHILE ON TOUR WITH FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE. PROSECUTORS DROPPED THE CASE AFTER GREENE REFUSED TO COOPERATE.

TARAJI P. HENSON AND FORMER NFL CORNERBACK KELVIN HAYDEN HAVE BEEN DATING FOR QUITE SOME TIME. THE TWO GOT ENGAGED AND IT LOOKS LIKE THEY MAY HAVE ALREADY SET A DATE FOR THE WEDDING. DURING A RECENT INTERVIEW, TARAJI REVEALED THAT SHE’S PLANNING FOR A SUMMER WEDDING.

“I’m always working so we have a movie that I’m filming first but once we get the dates settled, it will definitely be next summer. But we just don’t know if it’s the end of June or the early part of July.”

TARAJI AND KELVIN BEGAN DATING IN 2015, BUT IT WASN’T UNTIL 2017 THAT TARAJI CONFIRMED THE RELATIONSHIP PUBLICLY.  THE COUPLE GOT ENGAGED ON MOTHER’S DAY 2018. TARAJI ANNOUNCED THE ENGAGEMENT ON INSTAGRAM UNDER A PHOTO OF HER ICED OUT RING.

AFTER THE SUCCESS OF HER FIRST TWO BOOKS ‘THE ADVENTURES OF MADDIE’ & ‘BIGGER THAN ME’, MONYETTA SHAW HAS RELEASED A THIRD BOOK CALLED ‘KEEP IT CLASSY.’  DESCRIBED AS THE ULTIMATE HOW-TO-GUIDE FOR UNSTOPPABLE MOMS AND DEVOTED DADS, THE AUTHOR, AND FORMER REALITY STAR SHARES FIRST-HAND ENCOUNTERS AND STRATEGIES SHE’S LEARNED THROUGH CO-PARENTING WITH SINGER NE-YO, WHOM SHE SHARES TWO CHILDREN WITH. THE FORWARD FOR KEEP IT CLASSY IS PENNED BY MONYETTA’S EX-FIANCÉ NE-YO WITH WHOM SHE RECENTLY RECONCILED HER RELATIONSHIP AFTER A VERY PUBLIC BREAK UP. KEEP IT CLASSY WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ON AMAZON ON SEPTEMBER 28, 2018, SELECT BARNES & NOBLE RETAIL LOCATIONS AND ONLINE AT WWW.MONYETTASHAW.COM

IF YOU ARE CELEBRATING A BIRTHDAY YOU ARE IN GOOD COMPANY: 

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