August 7, 2015 | D&L
This week we said goodbye to Bobbi Kristina – however her funeral wasn’t without family drama, Twitter dogged rapper Meek Mill after the release of his subpar diss record against Drake and Louis Tomlinson finally admitted that he is the father. As always your girl ChristineDoesDrama was taking notes, silent watching (and secretly judging) to keep you in the loop of the latest hot topics.
Leolah Brown Interrupts Bobbi Kristina’s Funeral
Bobbi Kristina Brown’s funeral took place Saturday at St James United Methodist Church in Alpharetta, Atlanta; the church where Bobbi and her legendary mother Whitney Houston would often attend together. Bobby Brown led mourners alongside wife Alicia Etheredge, Bobbi’s grandmother Cissy Houston and her sons Gary and Michael. Aunt Pat Houston was also in attendance along with The Mayor of Atlanta, Kasim Reid.
The funeral was so private that government ID was required for entry. Nine police motorcycles led two black stretched limousines carrying the Houston family into the church. Bobbi Kristina died last Sunday following a six month battle to live, after being found submerged in her bath tub. She never regained consciousness and passed away peacefully at the Peachtree Christian Hospice surrounded by her family.
The ceremony threatened to be ruined when Bobby Brown’s sister, Leolah Brown, interrupted the funeral and blasted Pat Houston, calling her a “phony and a fraud.” She was kicked out of the funeral and was allegedly escorted out by family friend writer/director, Tyler Perry. In a rant to press outside Brown made shocking claims about Pat claiming Whitney Houston would “haunt her”.
Leolah ranted: “Things are connected. Pat is a fraud and a phony. She is not a Houston she’s a Garland.” She added: “There will be justice for Bobbi Kristina. The funeral was lovely until Pat (Houston) starting speaking. This isn’t over, it has just begun. Pat is no one to Bobbi Kristina she isn’t related.”
Why Leolah felt the need to voice her concerns at a funeral to celebrate her niece’s life remains to be seen. She knew Pat would be there and that she would speak at the funeral, so there was ample time to voice her concerns before then. We all know 22 year olds don’t just die in bathtubs, but the last time to say goodbye to her niece was probably not the best time to shout obscenities.
Notably absent from the funeral was Bobbi Kristina’s boyfriend, Nick Gordon, who Leolah also blames for Bobbi’s death. Gordon was recently slapped with a $40 million dollar lawsuit by her conservators for allegedly abusing Bobbi.
The order of service for the funeral included a tribute to Whitney, as her songs were played, as well as a song from Cissy Houston. The body of Bobbi Kristina Brown was then taken to a New Jersey cemetery for burial next to mother Whitney Houston. A hearse took the body from a Newark funeral home, as two vehicles carrying relatives – including singer Dionne Warwick – followed behind.
Concerns were raised for Cissy Houston, having lost her granddaughter and daughter in the space of three years. The 81 year old was said to be “distraught” over the loss of her granddaughter. Adding more hurt, a leaked photo of Bobbi Kristina Brown lying in her casket during a family viewing has reportedly been sold for more than $100,000. In 2012 a photo of Whitney Houston lying in a casket was also leaked to the press.
Meek Mill’s Diss Record Falls On Deaf Ears as Drake Roasts Him At OVO Fest
After making allegations of Drake using a ghostwriter, hip hop fans waited with bated breath in anticipation of Meek Mill’s diss response. Drake had already put out two diss tracks “Charged Up” and “Back To Back” with enormous success. Anything Meek put out could not be anything less than epic. We waited and waited, until finally “Wanna Know” dropped. Unfortunately for Meek the most exciting thing about the diss record was the cover art — a Photoshopped photo of Drake as Fab Morvan, a.k.a. half of the famous ’80s lip-synching duo Milli Vanilli.
Instead of going after Drake personally and tearing him down, most of the lyrics swayed towards insider stories. An incident where Drake allegedly got urinated on and his beef with Chris Brown and Diddy were rapped about, but nobody seemed to care. The Internet was quick to mock Meek on his slow comeback and “boring” lyrics. Radio host Charlamagne Tha God said it best when he said, “Drake may have been pissed on but Drake defected on Meek all week”.
Upon the release of Meek’s diss record, Drake took to his Instagram page to put up a picture of him laughing hysterically. Meek responded to the backlash by taking to his own Instagram page saying: “So this is rap now!” under a post of Drake and his alleged ghostwriter, Quentin Miller. “You can have a n—- write ya raps and that’s acceptable..”
The fun didn’t stop there, as Drake headlined in his hometown of Toronto for OVO Fest. Drake opened his performance on Monday, the last night of the festival, with his diss records against Meek. During “Back to Back” a huge screen behind Drake played the best memes insulting Meek that have been dominating social media for the past few weeks. Among Drake’s supporters at the sixth annual OVO Fest were Will Smith and Kanye West. A video surfaced of Will, Kanye and Drake laughing hysterically at Will”s iPhone. Rumour has it they were laughing at one of the funny memes of Meek that was played during Drake’s performance. Many took Will Smith’s presence at the event as a personal diss to Meek, as both are Philadelphia natives.
Louis Tomlimson Is The Daddy!
Louis Tomlinson has broken his silence about becoming a father. During an appearance on Good Morning America Tuesday, host Michael Strahan congratulated the 23- year old singer on his impending fatherhood.
Strahan said: “Louis, from one father to another I want to congratulate you on your upcoming fatherhood. So how are you feeling?”. Louis replied with a smile: “Thank you. Obviously it’s a very exciting time, so I’m buzzing.”
News broke last month that Louis had got his 23-year-old stylist, Briana Jungwirth, pregnant. It is rumoured that Louis and Briana are not a couple, but are committed to co-parenting. Tomlinson has remained quiet following the speculation, with many Directioners not wanting to believe the news until Louis confirmed it himself.
During an interview on UK radio station Magic, Liam Payne told host Jo Parkerson: “Well, obviously I was a bit shocked, but he’s taken super well to it. He’s very excited with what’s going on with him at the moment and I feel that stuff like that happens sometimes. He’s taking it very seriously.”
The radio host asked Liam what he thought of the mother-to-be, with the singer saying: “Yeah she’s really nice, she’s a lovely girl.”
So an unforgettable week in the world of hip hop, a tragic goodbye and a new direction for Louis Tomlinson. Make sure you’re up to date with the world of celebrity news by reading my column every week in L’ART Magazine. Until next time Drama Divas and Dudes.
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