Mashonda Tifrere

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VH1′s Got Nuttin’ But Love For Heavy D [R.I.P.]

The incredibly sad news of Heavy D‘s passing at the age of 44 this afternoon caught us off guard and totally shocked us. The news has rippled across the internet quickly and it’s clear that we’re not the only ones stunned and saddened by the hip hop artist’s death. We offer our deepest sympathy to those close to Heavy D, and offer a few of the Twitter condolences that some of our VH1 talent has written as well. R.I.P.

@StevenBWard First Smokin’ Joe and now Heavy D. It’s been a rough week. RIP

@GloGovan RIP Heavy D…. Hip hop legend!!!

@TamiRoman So sad, he was a dear friend of mine :( RT @UncleRUSH RIP Heavy D

@LaLa Stunned by the news of @heavyd passing away. He was an amazing man that always wanted 2help others..may GOD bless him in heaven&his family

@DritaDavanzo #RIP Heavy D… :(

@ShaunieONeal RIP Heavy D… Gone too soon.


@JackeeHarry RIP Heavy D ( @heavyd ): Hip Hop Legend, Music Exec, … All Around GREAT Guy. #GoneTooSoon

@TinyMajorMama RIP to the Great Heavy D..he will truly be missed!

@MsLaurenLondon So sad to hear about the loss of Heavy D. I grew up on his music. He will be missed. #RIP Heavy D

@MashondaLoyal RIP Heavy D- God Bless a man that was truly a part of my musical era!! Sending much love to the family.. Mount Vernon!!

@DJDRAMA Heavy D “Who’s The Man” was on of my 1st pieces of vinyl when I first started djayin. Def 1 of the first 5 records I spent $ on. RIP

@IamMelissaImani Wow another great on gone RT @heavyd: “A ship is safe in it’s harbor.. but that,s not what ships are made for.”

@ChynnaSoul And my eccentric psychic timing is right on time! Praise Life cause you never know when your time is up! #RIPHeavyD #hipshaker

@4everBrandy I am shocked, overwhelmed, and all of the above at the death of @heavyd ! May you rest in peace!! I love you and I promise to live INSPIRED!

@MissJei38 RIP Heavy D and the boyz – now that we found love ( 1991) via @youtube

@RoyceLR R. I. P. Heavy D & Joe Frazier……… WOW!

@iamJennifer RIP Heavy D, a sad day in hip hop!

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by (@lizburrito)

The Ultimate Halloween Gallery Of Your Favorite VH1 Stars

Last week we got to see the Mob Wives all decked out in their Halloween best, and this weekend, the rest of the VH1 talent pool followed suit. We pulled the best pics and most impressive costumes from all of our favorite VH1 stars, past and present, for you to see. There were a couple of variations on Catwoman, a Superman, some wild animals, and of course, a lot of skimpy, sexy looks. Let us know which costume is your favorite in the comments!

And for more awesome celebrity costumes, check out this mega-gallery from our sister site TheFABLife!

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Mashonda Will Not Be Returning To Love & Hip Hop

Mashonda Tifrere has announced that she will not appear on season two of Love & Hip Hop. The woman who was so good at giving her best pal Emily Bustamante relationship advice on the show because of her own struggle with heartache, has decided that the show’s drama wasn’t her cup of tea. Mashonda was able to help Emily through her relationship troubles with Fabolous after her own divorce from Swizz Beatz.

Mashonda says “I really honestly did do the show to help Emily and help women across the United States, to let them know that you’re not the only one that can go through something like this [divorce and heartbreak],” but she says “I just don’t feel like at this point in my life, Love & Hip Hop represents who I am, it’s just a chapter that is over…

“When I shot the show, I thought that it was going to be like more of a sisterhood, but when I saw a lot of the drama and the beef, I was a little surprised, I was like wow, okay, I didn’t know this was going to be a part of what this is.”

Not sure if this means Emily will have to wing it on her own from now on (if there is in fact a season two of the show), but hopefully the ladies will address Mashonda’s departure from the show and all the drama during their reunion show, which airs Monday May 16.

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by (@lizburrito)

Ask The Love & Hip Hop Cast Anything, Have Your Question Aired On The Reunion Episode

The Love & Hip Hop reunion show is scheduled for Monday, May 16 at 8 p.m. ET/PT and it promises to deliver plenty of dirt on the cast that we we’ve been wondering about since the show ended. But what have you been wondering about? That’s what we want to know.

We’d love to hear some of your viewer questions for the lovely Love & Hip Hop ladies, so if you want to know something…anything…leave your questions in the comment section. If you’ve had a burning desire to know what’s up with the ladies’ relationships, careers, or, if you’re like us, how Emily‘s makeup always looks so flawless, now’s your chance.

Make sure you leave the name you’d like to be referred to as on air in the “Name” field of the comments section, as well as your location (your city would be ideal)!

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Exclusive Videos: The Women Of Love & Hip Hop Reflect On The Finale

Last night’s season finale of Love & Hip Hop ended with Chrissy Lampkin, fresh off of her proposal to Jim Jones, wondering if a wedding was ever going to be in her future.

In this bonus video, Chrissy talks to us about how she’s not hurt by Jimmy’s foot-dragging to the altar because that’s just “typical Jimmy,” but that doesn’t mean she’s not frustrated with him. But when it comes to Nancy, Jimmy’s “crazy-ass” mother, that’s a different situation.

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