Tytyana Miller, the daughter of Master P, whose struggles with addiction were documented on the WE TV Reality series “Growing Up Hip Hop,” has died at the age of 29. According to multiple outlets, the news was announced on Instagram by Master P. While a cause of death was not specified, the rap mogul wrote that “mental illness and substance abuse is a real issue that we can’t be afraid to talk about. Our family is dealing with an overwhelming grief for the loss of my daughter Tytyana. We respectfully request some privacy so that our family can grieve. We appreciate all of the prayers, love and support. With God, we will get through this.” Meanwhile, Tytyana’s older brother, Romeo Miller, who appeared with his sister in a moving episode of “Growing Up Hip Hop,” in which their father encouraged a reluctant Tytyana to go to a rehabilitation facility, also posted on Instagram, “I’m forever grateful for the memories I did have with my amazing sister.”
Congratulations to Shaunie O’Neal and Keion Henderson. The “Basketball Wives” creator and star officially tied the knot with the Houston minister in Anguilla on May 28 in front of 200 guests at the Aurora Anguilla Resort and Golf Club. According to People, the beautiful outdoor ceremony took place on the golf course’s tenth hole, with the bride making her entrance as gospel singer Yolonda Adams performed. The bride’s three sons, Myles, Shareef and Shaqir O’Neal walked their mother down the aisle. Bishop TD Jakes officiated the nuptials. The couple exchanged wedding bands from Jason of Beverly Hills. During the reception, the couple’s friends and family, who included former New York Knick Charles Oakley and his wife, Angela, dined on Anguillian-inspired dishes including local fish and crayfish.
Laverne Cox celebrated her 50th birthday with a Barbie-themed party hosted at the Moxy Hotel rooftop in Times Square, complete with wardrobe changes and various bubblegum pink party accessories, reports Glamour. The “Orange Is The New Black” star is the first transgender person to have her own Barbie doll. Cox told People magazine that she was very hands-on in designing the doll. “I wanted her to wear multiple outfits. You want the doll to be affordable, so I was like, ‘What if she had one outfit that would peel off and become multiple outfits?’ So that’s what we came up with.” Sounds like a good plan that worked!
President Barack Obama took New York City by storm on May 25. According to the Daily Mail, the former Potus stopped by the New World Theater on W. 49th Street where he watched “¡Americano!,” a musical about dreamers, for about an hour. From there, Obama was escorted by his Secret Service team along with several members of the NYPD to Portale, an Italian restaurant on W. 18th Street, where he dined in a private room on the eatery’s upper level with several guests, before heading back to his hotel for the rest of the evening.