Hot Press: Mashonda Says Alicia Keys Stole Her Man, Mary J. Blige Ducks Keyshia Cole Tribute, Beyonce Divas Out In DC

Thursday, Jan 22, 2009 12:00AM

Written by SOHH Soul Rebel

Hot off the Press this week our President is black and he knows his Constitution, Beyonce keeps it diva at inauguration week, Mary J. Blige tries to break free of Keyshia Cole comparisons and Mashonda airs out Swizz Beatz affair with Alicia Keys.

Smooth Operator

Before even being sworn in, President Barack Obama passed a Constitutional pop quiz. While taking his oath of office yesterday a fumble occurred when Chief Justice of The Supreme Court John Roberts took a misstep.

The oath is supposed to go as follows:

I (name) do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of president of the United States, and will, to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.

So when Roberts put "faithfully" in the wrong place, Obama paused for him to fix it. While many may have believed the mistake was Barack's, media fact checkers quickly confirmed that our new President was in the right.

Rebel Talking... Talk about keeping cool under pressure, in a situation where some folks might have cracked Obama proved himself un-barackable unbreakable.

Uh-Uh-Uh Diva

Beyonce may have blown her America's sweetheart title this week during inaugural festivities. While one MSNBC source blasted Bey by stating the singer had "some demands Washington wasn't really ready to deal with," the Daily News exposed how the "female version of a hustler" abused her power when enlisted help from the Secret Service to prevent her from having to walk four blocks to get past police enforced street closures.

"Beyonce wouldn't walk in high heels in the cold," says the Daily News source. "The cops wouldn't budge, but the Secret Service agreed to let the driver pick Jay and Beyonce up, bring them to their hotel so they could change, and get them back to the theater."

Rebel Talking... If she's been struttin' in her stilettos since age 15, you'd think she stand walking in them a lousy four blocks.

Just Like You

The latest scoop about Mary J. Blige is that her husband Kendu recently pumped the breaks on all the comparisons between Blige and Keyshia Cole by turning down producers' idea to have Cole sing Mary's tribute at last Saturday's BET Honors event, due to his belief that such a performance might only add to the overabundance of comparisons between the two. Ultimately BET had Monica and Anita Baker sang the tribute to Mary while Keyshia introduced choreographer Judith Jamison.

Rebel Talking... I'm with Kendu on this one. Besides, Anita Baker is a huge upgrade from Keyshia, whose history of shaky live performances is almost longer than mama Frankie's rapsheet.

Teenage Love Affair

R&B singer Mashonda has gone public about Alicia Keys affair with husband Swizz Beatz, admitting she was shocked to discover the affair after finding credit card bills that matched up with Alicia Keys tour.

"It's not like I wake up and I have to snoop, but if you recognize a dramatic change and you keep asking what's the problem and you're not getting any answers you have to find out for yourself," Mashonda said about going through the bills.

"I didn't think it was as serious as it was [until] things went left, a lot left. After time we had that conversation and there was admittance to it.... We were together ten years, married for six years in February, everything seemed fine, we just had a baby, but I guess people go through there things and feel they gotta make their moves and whatever makes them happy at the moment is what they go by."

Rebel Talking... Sounds like Swizz definitely "Beatz" it up, but how much cheese will Keys cost him in a divorce?

While you were wondering WTF happened to Kanye's hair, I was hoping to catch Tyra Banks buddy J. Alexander throw a tranny tantrum and loving our President's inaugural speech.

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