Rihanna Goes Broke, Beyoncé Cheating On Jay Z, Memphis Bleek Still Upset At Jigga?
Working Wednesday. Things aren’t slowing down, so why not keep everything in a working state of mind by finding out Rihanna has money problems? Speaking of problems, is Beyoncé cheating on her hubby Jay Z? With Jay Z still on your mind, could Memphs Bleek really be mad at Jay over some lyrics? All this coming up in SOHH Whatcha Think.
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1. Money In The Bank
Does Rihanna have real money problems? Probably not but it’s hard to ignore any story about her having cash flow issues especially when it goes back to the height of her popularity. TMZ has the skinny on this:
Rihanna says her accountant made so many boneheaded decisions that he blew her fortune and she was “effectively bankrupt” by the end of 2009.
The singer claims in new legal docs she had $11 MILLION in cash at the beginning of 2009. Rihanna says the accountant was not on the ball and she was horrified to learn at the end of the year she had $2 million left. To make matters worse, her expenses doubled, which left her on a financial cliff.
As for how Rihanna blew through $9 million in one year … she says her accountant gave her the green light to buy a house priced between $7 and 7 1/2 million. So she took his advice. She ultimately sold the house for a $2 million LOSS.
She also claims her 2009 tour — Last Girl on Earth Tour — was losing money but the accountant never gave her the heads up.
The legal docs were filed in connection with a lawsuit Rihanna filed against her accountant, claiming gross mismanagement.
BTW … Rihanna has rebounded nicely. Her net worth is now estimated at $43 mil. (TMZ)
Ouch. Could an accountant really mess up someone’s career that much? It’s good to see RiRi’s been able to bounce back and keep her head way above water. #SOHHWhatchaThink?
2. The Bey Stings
We’ve always heard the stories about Beyoncé being cheated on by Jay Z but could the tables be turned? It looks like there’s some ridiculous story about Bey having a thing for a presidential figure? RumorFix has this covered:
This has got to be the most outlandish rumor of the century: Beyonce has affair with Barack Obama!?
A French paparazzo, Pascal Rostain, started spreading the rumor earlier this week, claiming the Washington Post was to publish a spread about the alleged affair on Tuesday (which the publication never did).
“You know, at this time, in the United States, there is something big that is happening. It’ll go out tomorrow in the Washington Post — we can say that it is not the gutter press — an alleged affair between President Barack Obama and Beyoncé,” Rostain revealed.
Where did the rumor originate? Rostain says, “First, there are still or television images of the Obama couple becoming a little distant. It is legitimate to ask questions. We found the same thing, always through images, between [French President] Hollande and [his partner Valerie Trierweiler]. Afterwards, there was the rumor. Same for Obama and Beyonce, for example. Just because it’s a rumor doesn’t mean that one should not go in the field to check. We should not forget Marilyn [Monroe] or Monica Lewinsky.”
Knowing this rumor is probably the furthest thing from the truth, we still did our due diligence by reaching out to Beyonce’s rep, who gave us an interesting reaction. Bey’s rep, Yvette, says, “Must be a very difficult thing to constantly ask absurd questions.” Although a simple, “no” from the rep would have sufficed, we take it the rumor is just that–a rumor. (RumorFix)
Is this even worth discussing? Could you believe something this wild? We’ve heard crazier stuff but this is pretty wild. #SOHHWhatchaThink?
3. Words Are Weapons
Does Memphis Bleek have any reason to hold a gripe toward Jay Z? When you think about how much success he has had since being down with Roc-A-Fella, specifically Jay, you can’t think Memphis would have anything bad to say. This Is 50 has the footage:
“I don’t like that line ’cause that line put a stamp on my career. I feel people look at me as if Jay is just taking care of me. That line was basically, I guess, in his mind, a shoutout. But people take it literally and serious, like I’m just chilling somewhere, I’m not working. As you see, I’m here. I gotta work.” (This Is 50)
Does Memphis have a good point? Did Jay Z go too hard on the “Diamonds From Sierra Leone” remix? Is Memphis taking this too serious? #SOHHWhatchaThink?
That about wraps it up for today. This is SOHH On The Spot giving you the morning scoop from your favorite gossip sites.
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