I spent the last week in NYC – part business, always pleasure and of course it was 100% hustle. I stayed with my good friend and Raiderette sister Tamae, who’s a high fashion designer – for Ishii NYC,  living on the Upper East Side with his Persian Cats and a long-hair chihuahua named Dauphine, nicknamed “Fatty” ..she weighs a whole 3 pounds and has more than 50 doggy couture outfits! lol

The day I arrived it was rainy, and everyone was saying it just got cold, but PLEASE, with my thin blood, anything under 70 is “ice cubes!” haha Nonetheless, I met up with my cousin Gemmie who was in NYC visiting from ATL, and then Tamae took me to Max Brenner Chocolate for some really tasty hot chocolate. On Sunday, we ventured out to a NY Knicks game at MSG…my first time there EVER! It was a lot smaller than I expected, but definitely a packed house with loyal fans…and they won!


My cousin Arielle came down for the day from SUNY Purchase to hang out…


…and we had great seats..right behind the visitor’s bench..happened to be the NJ Nets that day!

That night we had dinner at TAO with a friend from the Daily News, and feasted on a decadent dessert platter!

Monday I met up with my artist VADO in Harlem for his photo shoot!

Thanks to Ivan, Abby, Manda and Natalie…lots of different looks, it was good times!!

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Betweeen Monday and Tuesday I was running around shooting segments for On The Flipside and Locker Blogger, went by the CAVI NYC office and also visited with the Stereotypes who were in town recording….then Tuesday night Anjelah Johnson flew in, so we had to meet up too!


Last but not least, I can’t forget the cupcakes! Tamae insisted I have these before I go… and man were they YUMMY!!

A Vanilla with Strawberry frosting and a “Brooklyn Blackout!”

Anjelah Johnson


Anjelah Johnson is making a hometown appearance in San Jose tomorrow evening, Saturday 11.28.09!! If you are in the BAY and don’t have plans, I’d would STRONGLY suggest you check out her show and make a night of it! She is incredibly talented and beautiful, not to mention funny! It’s an all ages show at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, and you can purchase tickets through Live Nation –


I won’t be able to make this show, since I had to take off from the BAY, but I did manage to catch up with her and hang out for a few at Santana Row, while our locations crossed! She is one of my favorite friends and it’s so exciting to see her WINNING with all her hard work, faith and dedication!

You may know her as the ever popular Bon Qui Qui…

…or for her “Nail Salon” skit! Be on the lookout for her as she is quickly rising to the top! Her 1 hour Comedy Central special debuts December 28 and this Christmas, you can catch her starring role in Alvin and the Chipmunks 2! She also has another movie in the pipeline with Forest Whitaker and George Lopez, so don’t sleep on her…go out and watch her live this weekend or when she visits a city near you!! I’ll also have interviews with her On The Flipside and for a new show I’m debuting on the Cheer Channel, so stay tuned!!