Category: throwback

twixnmix: Shania Twain photographed by George…

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Shania Twain photographed by George Holz

for Entertainment Weekly Magazine on July 24, 1995 in New York City.

LaToya Jackson photographed by George Rodrig…

LaToya Jackson photographed by George Rodriguez, 1978.

twixnmix: Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston duri…

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Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston during the 38th Annual Grammy Awards Pre-Party Hosted by Clive Davis on February 27, 1996 at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

twixnmix: In her 2010 memoir, Foxy: My Life In…

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In her 2010 memoir, Foxy: My Life In Three Acts, Pam Grier

claimed that her sexual relationship with Richard Pryor caused cocaine to enter her system! Richard also got engaged to another woman while dating her. Pam was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 1988.

Pam

recounts how a conversation with her doctor led to her confronting Richard:

He said, “Pam, I want to tell you about an epidemic that’s prevalent in Beverly Hills right now. It’s a buildup of cocaine residue around the cervix and in the vagina. You have it. Are you doing drugs?”

“No,” I said, astonished.

“Well, it’s really dangerous,“ he went on. “Is your partner putting cocaine on his penis to sustain his erection?”

“No,” I said, “not that I know of. It’s not like he has a pile of cocaine next to the bed and he dips his penis in it before we have sex.” I had a nauseating flash of one of Richard’s famous lines: Even my dick has a cocaine jones.

“Are you sure he isn’t doing it in the bathroom before he comes to bed?” the doctor asked.

“That’s a possibility,” I said. “You know, I am dating Richard Pryor.”

“Oh, my God,” he said. “We have a serious problem here. If he’s not putting it on his skin directly, then it’s worse because the coke is in his seminal fluid. You can have some serious cervical and uterine problems. You can even become sterile and you might have to have a hysterectomy.”

“Will it ever go away,” I asked. “It’ll go away eventually,” the doctor said.

“In the meantime, he has to wear a condom or you’re going to be a very sick woman.”

The doctor then asks her if her mouth went numb while performing oral sex on Richard, she says it did, and he links it the Novocaine-like effects of cocaine. Pam confronted Richard about protecting her health and he rejected the issue:

Later that evening, I told Richard, I have cocaine inside of me. It’s eating me up and it could kill me. Have you been putting it on your penis?

“No. Of course not,” he answered quickly. I took a deep breath. “I have to ask you to wear a condom when we have sex.”

“What?” was all he said.

I said, “you have to Richard,” I pleaded with him. “Only for a while. I have to get rid of these lesions so I don’t get infections.”

He said, “I hate condoms. I can’t feel anything.”

“Will you at least talk to my doctor?”

“No.”

I realized at that moment that I was not truly loved by this man.

Ike and Tina Turner in Hamburg, Germany in 197…

Ike and Tina Turner in Hamburg, Germany in 1973

twixnmix: LL Cool J and Kidada Jones  LL Co…

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LL Cool J and Kidada Jones 

LL Cool J and Kidada Jones dated from 1992 to 1994. In his book I Make My Own Rules, LL said he cared about

Kidada

and respected her but he broke up with her because of her spirituality beliefs. 

“She would go to an ashram, consult a guru, and pray to statues… Before my album 14 Shots to the Dome dropped, Kidada told me she threw some kind of stick into the eternal fire for my album. I was like ‘Yo why did you do that? I didn’t ask you to do that!’ That joint flopped crazily. ‘Oh, well, I’m sorry I cared!’ she said. I had hurt her feelings, but she had hurt me too. I know she meant well, but I just couldn’t get with that. She took me to her guru once and I remember kneeling before this strange young woman who was touching feathers.”

twixnmix: Chaka Khan and Ike Turner (1979) 

twixnmix:

Chaka Khan and Ike Turner (1979) 

twixnmix:Justin Timberlake, Aaliyah, and La…

twixnmix:

Justin Timberlake, Aaliyah,

and Lance Bass

photographed by George Lange, 1999. 

15-year-old Angelina Jolie photographed by Har…

15-year-old Angelina Jolie photographed by Harry Langdon in January 1991.

twixnmix: Aaliyah photographed by Eddie Otche…

twixnmix:

Aaliyah photographed by Eddie Otchere, 1996.