Celebrity Quotes of the Week: Phaedra Parks Rips Into Mama Joyce

Celebrity Quotes of the Week: Phaedra Parks Rips Into Mama Joyce

Plus, words from Monica, LeBron James, Ja Rule and more.

Published 2 weeks ago

  1. Phaedra Parks says how she really feels about Mama Joyce
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    "I am never surprised when attention-seeking people say and do things to get attention, because it's what they do and it is expected. It is unfortunate that she is still searching for significance this late in her life, rather than focusing on the afterlife. Bless her heart."

  2. Mike Epps remembers Bernie Mac
    (Photo: Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for SCAD)

    Bernie Mac paved the way for a lot of great comedians like myself, and it’s a great time to honor this man. We love Bernie Mac.”

  3. Ja Rule talks his career downfall
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    "One minute you're on top of the world, the next, it's all different."

  4. LeBron James slams Phil Jackson for his 'posse' comment
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    “I don’t believe that Phil Jackson would have used that term if he was doing business with someone else and working with another team or if he was working with anybody in sports that was owning a team that wasn’t African-American and had a group of guys around them that didn’t agree with what they did. I don’t think he would have called them a posse. But it just shows how far we have to go. But it won’t stop us from doing what we need to do as a group.”

  5. Young M.A. had this to say about The Game and Meek Mill’s beef
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    “That’s old. It’s over with now!”

  6. Frank Ocean isn’t letting not being nominated for the Grammys keep him down
    (Photo: David M. Benett/Getty Images for Mondrian Hotel)

    “I believe that I’m one of the best in the world at what I do, and that’s all I’ve ever wanted to be. It’s more interesting for me to figure out how to be superior in areas where I’m naïve, where I’m a novice.”

  7. Mary J. Blige reveals the breaking point in her marriage
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    “The breaking point was when I kept asking over and over and over again for respect and to be respected. And it just seemed like I was beating a dead horse and it seemed like I was talking to a wall. I just wasn't getting it back. So if I can't get respect in the relationship, then I have to move on and save myself.”

  8. Oprah apologizes for her comments on being hopeful for Trump’s presidency
    (Photo: Rich Polk/Getty Images for ESSENCE)

    "My mistake, and this is what I know to be true: you can never talk about everybody. Even in your arguments with your husband and your children. Don't talk about what you should do, what you ought to do — you can only speak for yourself. So what I should have said was, 'I just took a breath.' What I said was, 'Everybody take a breath — #HopeLives.'"

  9. Andy Cohen says Michael Strahan wasn’t here for his comments on his Live exit
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    "He said it hurt his feelings… Going into dinner, I walked right into Michael Strahan, who said he can't believe I did him that way, that he was so surprised I joined the pileup… I said, 'Dude, I really like you and I wasn't going in on you.'"

  10. Vic Mensa says Trump’s win had to happen
    (Photo: Randy Shropshire/Getty Images for MTV)

    “I had to remind myself that this wasn't my election to win or lose. Then, when I woke up in the morning, I realized that this had to happen because we've been pacified by having Barack [Obama] in office. That pacification would have only continued by having Hillary elected.”

  11. The Rock was super excited to be labeled People’s Sexiest Man Alive
    (Photo: Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images For MTV)

    “I said, ‘That’s awesome.’ And then what went through my mind was just how cool and exciting it is. And then I thought, ‘Wow, we’ve pretty much reached the pinnacle.’ I’m not quite too sure where we go from here. I’ve done it all, this is it.”

  12. Here’s Monica’s advice for those who aren’t happy with the outcome of the presidential election
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    “We must unify! We can no longer ignore what has to be done. Now, people that have never used the term minority realize they are one.”

Written by John Justice

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