Wishy Wednesday. It’s a day of wishing starting with Waka Flocka Flame making a 53 year-old woman’s wish come true. A true fact of life is Tiara Thomas has left Wale for good and yet he’s not as upset as you would think. It looks like Amanda Bynes is leaving an opportunity to join Playboy to focus on her rap career? All this coming up in SOHH Whatcha Think.
[Editor’s Note: The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of SOHH]
1. What Would Waka Do?
It turns out Waka Flocka Flame is not just for the hip-hop community but even for those who do not fall in his typical fan base, that being a 53-year-old woman who had just about enough of her significant other. Thanks to some Waka Flocka one-on-one time, she was able to finally break free. Bossip has the story:
Now, my ex-husband and I had always had problems. We were on a typical bad relationship roller coaster; good times followed by bad times followed by good times and so on. Finally, the good times were just too far between and although the bad times subsided too, we fell into a very polite and civilized existence. That is, until Waka came to town.
My ex NEVER liked rap, my interest in rap & rap artists, or my blogging about rap. When I knew Waka was coming to Ft. Lauderdale, my husband basically said he wouldn’t prevent me from going (as if) but he didn’t want me to go. When I didn’t immediately agree not to go, things got worse. He basically implied that (and I’m paraphrasing) “many black men would be putting their bodies in close proximity to mine.” Also, “since I was so enamored of Waka, if Waka asked, I might go out clubbing with him and end up doing something I’d regret.”
I had DM’d him a few times before the concert to tell him I was coming & would be the old white lady with reddish hair in the front. When I got my turn for the photo, I said, “Waka, you follow me on Twitter.” He replied, “Oh yeah, you said you was comin’!”
I was so thrilled! It really made my night, my week, my year, my decade. And when I got home, I realized that I’d gotten TWO photos with Waka; the first one was when I replied “Oh yes, Waka, that was me!” and was all googly-eyed and giggling like a schoolgirl. The second photo was the posed shot.
So, basically, the experience with my ex of the Waka concert made my mind up for me. It was time to make that break, and live my life without looking over my shoulder or being beholden to an immature man who didn’t appreciate me or the interesting turns my life might take. We’ve been divorced for a few months now. I couldn’t be happier. (Bossip)
Did Waka really help make things final for her? It seemed like the relationship was pretty much over, but sometimes people need that extra push before they can pull the trigger. Looks like she got more than she expected from the Waka Flocka event. #SOHHWhatchaThink?
2. Badder Than Ever
Wale no longer has Tiara Thomas and while it must have hurt a bit, it probably was even worse when he found out she was going to join Interscope Records/Div1 with Rico Love. Leave it to Wale to put his emotions on the table. Necole Bitchie is all over it:
“Their situation met through [me] I was recording with the situation she’s in now and they met. It’s just the game though. My thing is I don’t really believe in paperwork too soon cause I like to show and prove what I can do. And I ain’t want to scare nobody. Like yo ‘let’s make the music, let’s vibe.’ You live and learn so that’s why I’ll kick myself before I complain about somebody else. It’s the music business! Like a lot of people ain’t ya friend-friend for real sometimes. She got her situation and she’s happy. I learned. I have a big heart. I give give give, I take producers off the street back home and I say, ‘come on, roll with me and we gon get this money. I’m gonna find you a niche’. I do that.” (Necole Bitchie)
Should Wale have made a stronger effort to keep Tiara Thomas? After all, he is signed to Maybach Music Group, one of the hottest labels/imprints in the music industry right now. Any chance we’ll hear Tiara and Wale again? #SOHHWhatchaThink?
3. Ask Ashley
Amanda Bynes has much bigger problems in her life right now than obsessing herself over Drake. The run-ins with the law, constant wig-changing and the concern she has created over the well-being of her mental state would be enough to normally sideline a celebrity for at least six months. However, that’s not the case with Bynes and instead she’s making immediate business decisions like turning down a Playboy offer to work on her new hip-hop album? TMZ has it all:
“Ask Ashley” could be making a HUGE comeback … with a dirty twist … because TMZ has learned, Playboy is offering Amanda Bynes her very own radio show. Playboy Radio offered Amanda a guest hosting gig yesterday — but now, a rep for the station tells TMZ, execs want her around FULL-TIME … and have officially submitted an offer for Amanda to host her OWN hour-long daily radio show. The offer is for a one-week trial … but if all goes well, we’re told Amanda can extend the deal to a full year. Playboy’s pulling out all the stops to make her feel welcome too — we’re told the org. is willing to provide Bynes with a driver to take her to work … as well as her very own producer to handle the show’s logistics. FYI — Bynes became a breakout star on “All That” back in the day thanks to the popularity of her “Ask Ashley” sketches … when she would give crazy advice to fans. UPDATE: 2:36 PM PT — We JUST heard back from Bynes … who, unfortunately, delivered some bad news for Playboy. “I want to [do the show],” Amanda said … “But I can’t because I’m recording an album!” Sidenote: Amanda says she’s an aspiring rap star. But Amanda says she won’t leave Playboy hangin’ … telling us, “I’ll go on their show for an interview when I’m promoting my album.” (TMZ)
Is Amanda really going to try her hand at the rap game? If so, who can blame her? We’ve already seen Paris Hilton join Cash Money, Amber Rose rap and sing, Kim Kardashian premiere new music, so what’s stopping her? #SOHHWhatchaThink?
That about wraps it up for today. This is SOHH On The Spot giving you the morning scoop from your favorite gossip sites.