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

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

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

Published November 18, 2016

  1. Phaedra Parks says how she really feels about Mama Joyce
    HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 27:  TV personality Phaedra Parks visits Hollywood Today Live at W Hollywood on October 27, 2016 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
    (Photo: David Livingston/Getty Images)

    "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
    ATLANTA, GA - FEBRUARY 07:  Actor Mike Epps attends "Uncle Buck" event during aTVfest 2016 presented by SCAD on February 7, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for SCAD)
    (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
    LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 21:  Recording artist Ja Rule attends the after party for "JENNIFER LOPEZ: ALL I HAVE" and the grand opening of Mr. Chow at Caesars Palace on January 21, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

    "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
    LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 13: NBA player LeBron James accepts the Best Male Athlete award onstage during the 2016 ESPYS at Microsoft Theater on July 13, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

    “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
    NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 07:  Rapper Young MA Visits Music Choice on October 7, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Santiago Felipe/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Santiago Felipe/Getty Images)

    “That’s old. It’s over with now!”

  6. Frank Ocean isn’t letting not being nominated for the Grammys keep him down
    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 09:  Frank Ocean (L) attends the launch party as Mondrian London opens its doors on London's South Bank at Mondrian Hotel on October 9, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images for Mondrian Hotel)
    (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
    LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 02:  Mary J Blige during her visit to Magic Radio on November 2, 2016 in London, United Kingdom.  (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images)
    (Photo: John Phillips/Getty Images)

    “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
    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 25:  Oprah Winfrey speaks onstage during the 2016 ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood awards luncheon at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 25, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for ESSENCE)
    (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
    NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 02:  Television host Andy Cohen attends Elton John AIDS Foundation's 14th Annual An Enduring Vision Benefit at Cipriani Wall Street on November 2, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

    "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
    LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 10: Rapper Vic Mensa poses for portrait at MTV's "Wonderland" LIVE Show on November 10, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Randy Shropshire/Getty Images for MTV)
    (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
    MIAMI BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 20:  Dwayne Johnson preps to host the 2016 MTV Movie Awards at The Edition on February 20, 2016 in Miami Beach, Florida.  (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images For MTV)
    (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
    FAYETTEVILLE, GA - JANUARY 28:  Monica Brown attends Rick Ross' 40th Birthday Celebration on January 28, 2016 in Fayetteville, Georgia.  (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for The Vanity Group)
    (Photo: Paras Griffin/Getty Images for The Vanity Group)

    “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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