[PHOTOS] Milan Christopher (@MilanChrisGordy) Goes FULL FRONTAL in Paper Magazine (@papermagazine)!

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Is it us or does Paper Magazine attempt to break the internet at least once a year? As you already know the magazine has a history of highly scandalous and risque history of nude shoots with a few of the planet’s hottest celebrities. In fact it was not too long ago when Kim Kardashian received much notoriety (a little more than her usual share) thanks to a Paper Magazine shoot where she was literally ass out!

Well now it is Love & Hip-Hop Hollywood star, Milan Christopher’s turn as he poses not only nude, but FULL FRONTAL for Paper Magazine!

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Seeing Milan Christopher naked in front of a camera is nothing new. In fact, the most we have ever seen him clothed is during his sole season on Love & Hip-Hop Hollywood where he and now ex-boyfriend, Siir Brock, played out the rise, revelation, and downfall of their relationship in front of millions. Fast forward to today and Milan is back in action–and still single–giving “The Kidz” more life than oxygen itself!

You can check out explicit photos from Milan’s shoot with Paper Magazine on the next page. As always we must forewarn you that this is GRAPHIC CONTENT, FOR MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY! VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED!

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Kontrol Exclusive (@kontrolmag): Behind The Scenes w/ Actor/Singer Chris June!

Written By: Mark Pollard

Chris June is a young entertainer with a resume that includes some of social media’s most talked-about shows.

With an equally appealing stage presence to match, this DC area native is definitely a star on the rise and someone who is going to make waves this summer all over your social timelines. Get into this inside scoop behind the scenes with About Him and Raising Eli Actor/Singer Chris June.

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Chris June was born Chris Williams and raised in Largo, MD to a single mother. The arts embraced Chris from a young age, indulging him in creative outlets frequently. Theatre, drawing, and even designing clothes in high school were just some of his endeavors. However, it wasn’t until drama class that he’d find belongingness in his ability to embody characters. After a few years, he’d cleaned up his gift and go on to Salisbury University where he’d obtain his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Why a degree in Psychology do you ask? June goes on to explain how he puts to use his degree through every character he portrays on television and stage.

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The End of “Tex Brown?” Tripp Ali (@iamTrippAli) Parts Ways w/ Signal 23 TV!

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The world of web stars and web series changes quicker than Atlanta weather! One day we are happy to announce there is new web series to debut or a new web star to meet, and then on other days a web star is announcing his departure.

This time, unfortunately, it is the latter as Tripp Ali, host of The Plug and star of Tex Brown, has announced he and Signal 23 Tv are parting ways!

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The news of Tripp’s departure was made known via an ominous Instagram post where he announced that today he was parting ways with Signal 23 TV.

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His departure from the network comes as a surprise to many as his show has undoubtedly been one of the network’s biggest successes due to its content, grit, and the combined talent of Tripp Ali and Henderson Maddox. In recent months Mr. Ali he had even become of the faces, alongside Gary Lavard and Lando King, of the network and a highly anticipated tour, The Kings of Stream, has been in the works.

Naturally, we had to get a more in depth from Tripp about his departure. He sent this response:

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I am an entertainer and when my craft is no longer respected or honored I need to move on. Entertainers must always be true to their craft and never allow themselves to be placed in an unfair contract or situation that goes beyond the realm of professionalism and decency. Continue to sign on to “The Plug” @ worldstarhitradio.com and I will updates on my next role.

We definitely wish Tripp the best in his future endeavors, but at the same time we hate to see Tex Brown end. The series may just be released in a similar fashion to About Justin upon Rico Pruitt’s departure earlier this year.  This has been quite the week for Mr. Ali, as you recall he announced he would be the sole host of The Plug after Brandon Karson’s allegedly abrupt departure. We reached out to Signal 23 TV, but at the time this post went live we had not received a response. What are your thoughts on Tripp Ali’s departure? Sound off in the comments section below!

Written By: Michael “Hey Mikey” Fanning

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Kontrol Exclusive (@kontrolmag): Discover The Life Behind The Music of Normani Kordei (@NormaniKordei)!

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Written By: Tanisha D. Davis

Normani Kordei is a singer originally from Atlanta, Georgia who is a member of the girl group, Fifth Harmony.

Her sweet and humble personality adds to why she has remained such a successful performer in recent years. Kordei has been singing and dancing since the age of four and although she has had an early start in the field of music, she doesn’t allow that to steal away from her ability to remain humble in the midst of all the excitement and success. Kontrol truly enjoyed discovering more about the life of the young singer and was excited to find out that she will be appearing on the hit TV series, ‘Dancing With the Stars.’

normani kordei in kontrol magazine's women in music issueDancing with the Stars has been an incredible experience. Honestly I feel like I have grown in the last three weeks. I really have the best partner and he has been really encouraging me, and allowing me to see the beauty in me and what I have to offer. Growing up, I didn’t really believe in myself the most, especially since I started out at such a young age. Having people judge you in every little thing you do, even as a teenager and experiencing life for itself can be tough. He’s helping me to realize that it’s okay to be vulnerable, like don’t keep it all to yourself, so I really thank him for that, and I can’t wait to spend the rest of the season with him. The cast has really become a family and learning all of the dances and genres has really been cool.”

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Kontrol Exclusive (@kontrolmag): From The Street to The Throne—It’s Dreezy’s (@dreezydreezy) World!

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The rise and reign of rap is perhaps the biggest and most inspiring aspect of modern music. From simple “Get Downs” in basements and dance offs on street corners, rap has become the most popular genre on the face of the planet! The sheer number of rap stars the genre has generated is immense, forever evolving, and revolving. The rap game is fierce and “competitive” just does not sum up the nature of the business when it comes to being a star or wannabe. When you add being a woman on top of that the stakes become astronomical.

Enter 2017 and the rap world of Dreezy!

Strong, independent, and determined Dreezy is the future of female rap in an industry determined to overlook, undermine, and underestimate her every step of the way.

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It seems like forever ago when we first bobbed our heads to Dreezy’s hit single, Body, and now the stars are within her reach. In a candid conversation with Kontrol Magazine she goes on to discuss her goals for 2017, hopes, dreams, and what it means to be a female rapper. “It [2017] has started off great…I messed up with my resolution, it was to stop smoking, but I did slow down, shout out to that [she laughs]. I have been working out. The year came in and I said I wanted to work out and have been doing that like every day and I’m seeing the results from that. I said I’m just gonna take care of my hair and hygiene and focus more on me and my music…” Interestingly she described 2016, on a scale of one to ten as a four or five! “Last year was so bittersweet for me. I dropped my first album and that was good. I had like four singles on the radio and that was good, but I lost my best friend last year and that was one of the worst times. So yeah it was real bittersweet, a lot of ups and downs—real weird. [In 2017] I feel rejuvenated, I lost my friend at the beginning of last year so we had our plans and resolutions and it was New Years and we were celebrating. It all happened the day after and I feel like I got set back. This year I feel like it’s my second shot to make everything good I just had to recoup. No excuses.”

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#Shade! Pooch Hall (@iam_POOCHHALL) Reveals How BET (@BET) Dogged Him Post- “The Game!”

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We love Pooch Hall! Every since we first laid eyes on him on The Game he became one of our favorite actors. As “Derwin Davis” we watched his ups and downs, trials and triumphs, and ultimate departure from the aforementioned series we held so dear. Although fans of The Game were sad to see Pooch go, we all knew he was more than likely moving on to bigger and better. BET, however, did not seem to take his departure too well.

Pooch reveals in a recent interview with The Jasmine Brand just how messy things got between him and BET!

via BlackLoop.com

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Throwin’ Major Shade: During a recent interview with The Jasmine Brand, he shared details about his disheartening departure from The Game. The famed actor even revealed how the network shaded him for his decision. He admitted he already knew what he’d be up against and that his decision wouldn’t be accepted well. “So when we were in negotiating, I kind of was like, ‘Uh oh’, because I knew how BET got down and I knew how the Producers got down. It’s almost like you have this opportunity that we gave you, we want you to be loyal. It wasn’t like fly eagle fly. Although they tried to come to an agreement, things just didn’t work out. Since he was at the top of his game when he decided to leave, he admitted he battled with the decision. “When we tried to make it work. It was like, ‘Well we can’t do that.’ Part of me was like, ‘I don’t want to leave’ because when you start making that type of money and getting that type of love, I was literally like the mayor of Atlanta.”

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Things Only Got Worse: When Pooch landed the role on Showtime’s Ray Donovan, the network stopped all communication. But not only did they stop communicating with him, he was also not invited to attend the BET Awards. “When that sh*t hit Deadline, the emails and phone calls just ceased. It was like crickets. Then my lawyer called and asked has anyone from BET or Business Affairs called you? I was just like, ‘We might as well focus on Showtime because I know what that means.” He continued, “It was like the doors closed and all of a sudden no more BET Awards, it was like nothing. My peoples were like, “are you still acting?” Pooch even admitted the side was kind of depressing. After the success he’d had on the show, he didn’t expect the blowback he received. “It was just like tough to deal with because all of a sudden it was almost like – the urban side of it was just like “Where’s our guy?” and it was just like Damn, man, BET let another one go in a sense. And yo, you go through sh*t. I don’t care how tough I am. A guy or whatever man. We have feelings and certain things hurt us and bother us and you know we’re not indestructible. So it messed with me. And I’m not afraid to say it. I kinda got depressed. Although Pooch had a great run on The Game, he made the decision to move on to Ray Donovan to advance his career.

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We are not surprised to hear that BET was so shady. The network does have a history of personally going after or being petty with celebrities it was once quite fond of. Although celebs like Shad “Bow Wow” Moss and Stacey Dash deserved what they got, Pooch definitely does not. We are glad to see his career is still growing strong and thriving! Who knows, perhaps we will see him on a reboot of The Game in the not too distant future (pretty please universe!)!

 

Tripp Ali (@iamTrippAli) Goes Solo! “The Plug” Releases Official Statement Regarding Brandon Karson’s (@mrbrandonkarson) Departure

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The rumor mill of Atlanta is always churning, but often its rumors turn out to be facts. Yesterday, we reported that Brandon Karson may have departed his hit radio show, with Tripp Ali, The Plug, and as of this morning we can confirm he is definitely no longer a part of the show.

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A representative from The Plug reached out to us late last night with an official statement regarding Brandon Karson’s departure.

You can read the statement below in its entirety:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

THE PLUG CO-HOST BRANDON KARSON DEPARTS INDEFINITELY

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JUNE 8, 2017

ATLANTA, GA- ON MAY 19TH, A PLUG ATL PRODUCER WAS CONTACTED BY BRANDON KARSON REGARDING DETAILS OF THE SHOW. THE CONVERSATION SWITCHED OVER TO DETAILS REVEALING THAT BRANDON HAD SEEN SEXUALLY EXPLICIT CONTENT FROM TRIPP ALI’S TV SHOW “TEX BROWN” AND HAD MADE COMMENTS REGARDING TRIPP’S CHOICE OF REVEALING HIS GENITALS AND OPPOSING TO HIS DECISION. THE PLUG ATL PRODUCER DEFENDED TRIPP’S DECISION FOR IT BEING A INDUSTRY AND BUSINESS MOVE FOR THE ACTOR. IT WAS ALSO NOTED MR KARSON ALSO MADE A SIMILAR DECISION IN A PREVIOUS PROJECT.

SHORTLY AFTER THE EXCHANGE, THE PLUG ATL PRODUCER SHARED IMAGES OF THE CONVERSATION TO TRIPP ALI. DURING THE LIVE TAPING OF THE SHOW, TRIPP ALI VERBALLY CONFRONTED BRANDON LIVE ON THE AIR. ALI WAS PARTICUALLY UPSET BY THE FACT THAT IT WAS NOT BROUGHT TO HIS ATTENTION AND RATHER SAID TO A MUTUAL FRIEND/SHOW PRODUCER. AT THE END OF THE SHOW, KARSON REVEALED THAT IT MIGHT BE HIS LAST SHOW.  SHORTLY AFTER THE SHOW BOTH ALI AND KARSON MADE AMENDS BUT KARSON NEVER MADE PEACE WITH THE SITUATION AND UNFOLLOWED BOTH TRIPP ALI AND FORMER MUTUAL FRIEND/SHOW PRODUCER ON SOCIAL MEDIA. LATER KARSON PLEADED WITH A VIDEOGRAPHER TO EDIT OUT THE CONFRONTATION FROM THE SHOW ON THE BASIS OF AN ALLEGATION THAT THE PLUG ATL PRODUCER AND TRIPP ALI WERE TRYING TO DESTROY HIM AND HIS CAREER.

ON JUNE 8TH, IT WAS ANNOUNCED THAT THE SHOW WOULD REBRAND AND RELAUNCH WITHOUT BRANDON KARSON. THE PLUG IS YOUR NEW SOURCE FOR URBAN POP CULTURE. THE SHOW WILL RETURN MID-LATE JUNE ON WORLDSTARHITRADIO.COM AND SOCIAL MEDIA CHANNELS (@WEARETHEPLUGATL) AND WEARETHEPLUGATL.COM

YIKES! We are surprised to see Brandon and Tripp at odds, the two have definitely seemed to be very “ride or die” for each other. Brandon, we definitely invite you to reach out to us with your side of things as well. Still, with Brandon’s “indefinite” departure, we wonder is he looking for a new co-host, or will he be flying solo? Hopefully these two can mend this rift between them. Nevertheless, we wish all parties involved the absolute best!

Written By: Michael “Hey Mikey” Fanning

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