Daughters of Biggie Smalls and Jam Master Jay Are Bringing NYC Pizza to LA
*Tyra Myricks, the daughter of hip-hop icon Jam Master Jay, has joined forces with the daughter of the late Biggie Smalls to bring New York-style pizza to the West Coast.
Here’s more from TMZ:
Tyra has teamed up with T’yanna Wallace, daughter of The Notorious B.I.G., to launch Juicy Pizza … named after the latter’s smash 1994 hit track.
Myricks says she came up with the idea when she was struggling to find good NY-style ‘za in L.A. — a common gripe, especially for transplanted NYers. So, she hit up T’yanna with her plan, because Biggie best represents that Brooklyn vibe she wants for their pizza joint.
Tyra appeared on Thursday’s “TMZ Live,” and revealed their secret ingredient — real NY water in their dough. Peep the clip above.
The eatery is also planning to have a members-only cannabis lounge in the back, according to the report.
“The more I thought about how to bring that New York theme to Los Angeles, I felt, who represents New York more than Biggie Smalls?,” Myricks told Business Insider.
“It’s not an easy game,” she said of being an entrepreneur. “Everybody on the internet shows the glorious side, but nobody shows the treacherous side where it’s hard to get up in the morning.”
Her goal is to turn the pizza joint into a swanky, Hollywood hotspot. Juicy Pizza official opens its doors on June 12.
Eva Marcille WON’T Take Back Her ‘Nappy Headed’ Comment About Porsha & Kenya
The model and reality star appeared in seasons 10-12 of the popular Bravo series. During a phone call with star Cynthia Bailey in the 12th season, she referred to Kenya Moore and #PorshaWilliams as “nappy-headed,” sparking colorist accusations against her.
Now, she has defended the term in an interview with Hello Beautiful saying:
“Nappy head is something I say that I have and my daughter also has until we comb it out. I’m a Black woman and it is a colloquialism that we have used. You will not dictate, because your skin is a little darker than mine, what colloquialisms I can or cannot use.”
She went on to point out that she’s from South Central, Los Angeles, and went to HBCU Clark Atlanta University. She said she has two brothers, one who is “dark as cherry wood” and another who is “as light as the sun.”
She added, “We run the gamut. I have two Black parents.”
She went on to call out Porsha Williams, who called Kenya Moore “ashy” during a heated exchange on their debut season (season 5) of RHOA. She said Porsha Williams calling her out for using the term was hypocritical, adding:
“[The criticism] specifically came from Porsha who had a big issue. ‘Why is you saying nappy head?’ And, ‘Bye ashy’ is okay?!”
“You will not dictate my speech as a Black woman…” Full story on #theJasmineBRAND.com
K. Michelle Tells Fans to Stop Bullying Her Over Facelift Rumors
K. Michelle took to Instagram LIVE on Thursday to respond to speculation about her getting a facelift.
The confusion started when the singer shared a snap of her getting her hair and make-up done by her glam squad and fans were quick to point her how similar she looked to” “Love & Hip Hop Hollywood’s” Moniece Slaughter.
Peep the photo below that triggered the reaction from fans.
One Twitter user responded to the photo above by noting, “K Michelle looks great she just don’t look like K Michelle.” Many compared her to reality TV star Monice Slaughter, peep her image below. Do you see why fans are confused?
K. Michelle denied having any work done to her face and implored people to stop bullying her. Watch the clip below of her addressing the facelift rumors.
The award-winning songstress has been open in the past about her horrific experience with illegal butt injections and how it affected her health.
She told PEOPLE magazine in 2018, “It’s the scariest thing in life, and I’m a tough girl. I had these lumps and I was very disfigured…I’m happy with my body. It’s nowhere near the ideal that I had before, but when it’s all said and done, it’s going to be my body.”
She continued, “I’ve gone through a physical transformation, a mental transformation, I think I’m more tough…I’ve always been a fighter and able to survive but it’s made me pay attention to other people around me and all the things I take for granted. Now, I don’t take a minute for granted. And hopefully this [transformation] will go on through the rest of my life and not just through this healing process, but so people can tell the difference in my fight. It’s even stronger.”
Meanwhile, K. Michelle has announced her upcoming television show, in which she will help women remove silicone from their bodies, as reported by BOSSIP.