‘The Masked Singer’ Recap: Nick Cannon Returns & The Bulldog Is Unmasked

‘The Masked Singer’ Recap: Nick Cannon Returns & The Bulldog Is Unmasked

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The Bulldog surprised Group B as this week’s wildcard, but he ended up being sent home by the end of the episode. However, Niecy Nash threw us the ultimate twist!

The Group B finals have arrived, and there’s a new wildcard singer on the way. The first Group B masked singer to perform is the Black Swan. She slays her performance of “How Will I Know” by Whitney Houston. Her final clue is a unicorn, which she reveals is one of her prized possessions because it honors one of her best friends who passed away. The guesses include Emily Osment and Victoria Justice.

Next up is Piglet. He wows with his rendition of “7 Years” by Lukas Graham. His final clue is a set of dog tags, which represent the most important things in my life. The panelists guess celebs like Zayn Malik and AJ McLean.

The Piglet during his Group B finals performance. (FOX)

The Crab brings the fun to the stage with his performance of “Give It To Me” by Rick James. After his performance, he suddenly gets a little too hot. He has to be walked off the stage so he can get some air. He returns to the stage to finish the show out. His final clue is a bowler hat.

The last Group B contestant before the wildcard is introduced is the Chameleon. He has so much energy and swag as he performs “It’s Bigger Than Hip Hop” by Dead Prez. His final clue is some hot wings because he’s always cooking up something good in the kitchen. Waka Flocka Flame, Wiz Khalifa, and Machine Gun Kelly are among the guesses.

The Chameleon during the Group B finals. (FOX)

The wildcard is… the Bulldog! In this first clue package, he reveals that he’s had to fend for himself his whole life. He’s also been the “sexiest dog alive.” The Bulldog does admit he’s a “big softie inside.” The Bulldog jams out to “Candy Girl” by New Edition. His final clue is a board that reads, “And live from New York, it’s Saturday night.” The panelists throw out names like Chris Tucker, Chris Rock, and Andy Samberg.

Niecy Nash meant it when she said that this was going to be the most game-changing season yet. She reveals that the vote will not count this week, and she will decide who goes home! She chooses… the BULLDOG! The Bulldog is none other than The Masked Singer host Nick Cannon! He’s back!


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Bobby Brown Breaks His Silence On Son’s Tragic Death & Overdose As He Demands Justice

Bobby Brown Breaks His Silence On Son’s Tragic Death & Overdose As He Demands Justice

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Beth Shilliday
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Bobby Brown is speaking out about his son’s accidental overdose and wants those who sold Bobby Jr. fentanyl laced drugs to be held accountable.

R&B singer Bobby Brown has broken his silence regarding the cause of death of his 28-year-old son Bobby Brown Jr., whose lifeless body was found in his L.A. apartment on Nov. 17, 2020. The L.A. County Coroner’s office ruled the death an accidental overdose due “chemical effects” of alcohol, cocaine and fentanyl.” This epidemic is out of control and those supplying this lethal drug should be held responsible for the death and destruction that it causes,” Bobby told TMZ about how fentanyl was found in his son’s system. HollywoodLife.com has reached out to Bobby for comment.

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid often used to cut drugs such as cocaine and heroin. But it is 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine, and has led to a number of fatal overdoses by users aware of it’s presence. TMZ reports that the L.A.P.D. launched a criminal investigation into Bobby Jr.’s death that is now in the hands of the  L.A. County D.A.’s Office, which will determine if charges will be filed in Bobby’s sad passing.

Bobby Brown and his namesake son Bobby Brown Jr. seen in happier times, attending the BET Awards in Los Angeles in June 2016. Photo credit: Shutterstock.
Bobby Jr.’s mother, Kim Ward, wants those responsible for the drugs her son used to be held accountable for his heartbreaking death. “Bobby was not into drugs. Bobby was easily influenced. This is a situation where he associated himself with the wrong people. My son is gone and those who contributed to his senseless death should be held accountable,” she told TMZ.

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Sadly this is the second child the “My Prerogative” singer has lost due to complications from drugs use. His 22-year-old daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown with the late singer Whitney Houston died in July 2015, with the cause of death ruled an accidental drowning, with heart disease and cocaine use as contributing factors. She was placed in a medically induced coma after being found face down and unresponsive in a bathtub of her Atlanta area home on January 31, 2015, by boyfriend Nick Gordon. Nick died on Jan. 1 2020 from an accidental heroin overdose.

Bobby’s legendary late ex-wife Whitney tragically passed before their daughter, but in a frighteningly similar manner. She drowned in her bathtub at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Feb. 11, 2012, on the eve of the Grammy Awards. Her cause of death was later ruled as accidental drowning, with heart disease and cocaine use being contributing factors. After BB Jr. and Bobbi K’s deaths, Bobby now has five remaining children, including a daughter with Kim named LaPrincia, 31, and son Landon, 35, who BB Sr. had in 1986 with Melika Williams. Bobby has three younger children by wife Alicia Etheredge, son Cassius Brown, 11, and daughters Bodhi Jameson Rein Brown, 5, and  Hendrix Estelle Sheba Brown, 4.


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Bobby Brown Jr.: 5 Things To Know About Bobby Brown’s Son As His Cause Of Death Is Revealed

Bobby Brown Jr.: 5 Things To Know About Bobby Brown’s Son As His Cause Of Death Is Revealed

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A new autopsy report revealed why Bobby Brown Jr. passed away, four months after his tragic death. Here are five things to know about R&B icon Bobby Brown’s late son.

UPDATE (3/22/2021, 5:11pm ET): Four months after he was found unresponsive, Bobby Brown Jr.‘s cause of death has been revealed. The son of R&B legend Bobby Brown passed away from the “chemical effects” of alcohol, cocaine and fentanyl, according to an autopsy report that Us Weekly obtained from the L.A. County Medical Examiner’s Office on March 22, 2021.

Bobby allegedly had “a medical history of alcohol abuse” and was “pronounced dead at the scene,” according to what Los Angeles Police Department members said in the autopsy report. There were also witness statements, one coming from Bobby’s girlfriend Anna Reed. She claimed that Bobby “snorted” half a tablet of Percocet tablet and allegedly did three lines of cocaine before he was eventually found unresponsive on Nov. 17, 2020, per Us Weekly.

Bobby Brown Jr. is pictured here with his dad, Bobby Brown, at the 2016 BET Awards in Los Angeles. [Shutterstock]ORIGINAL: Heartbreak has struck R&B singer Bobby Brown once again, as his son Bobby Brown Jr. has passed away at the age of 28. It comes five years after Bobby’s 22-year-old daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown by the late Whitney Houston died in July 2015. Bobby Jr.’s mom is the 51-year-old “My Prerogative” singer’s ex-girlfriend Kim Ward. Bobby Jr. was Bobbi’s half brother, and he mourned her deeply at the time of her far too young death. Sadly, now BB Jr. is gone too soon as well.

The circumstances surrounding Junior’s death are unclear, but TMZ reports that he was found lifeless at his Los Angeles home on Nov. 17, just 10 days shy of his 29th birthday. Police are allegedly still at the scene. The site also reports that authorities don’t believe foul play was involved. His older half-brother Landon seemed to confirm the tragic news with an Instagram photo showing Bobby Jr. in a prayer position, with the caption, “I love you forever King.” We’ve got five things to know about Bobby Brown Jr.

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Bobby Brown Jr. Was Born Amid His Dad’s Romance With Longtime Girlfriend Kim Ward

Before BB Sr. began dating and later marrying Whitney Houston, he was with girlfriend Kim. They had two children together, a daughter LaPrincia born in 1989 and Bobby Jr. in 1991.

Bobby Brown Jr. Had Six Other Siblings

In addition to his late half sister Bobbi Kristina and older sister LaPrincia, Bobby leaves an older half brother Landon, who BB Sr. had in 1986 with Melika Williams. BB Sr. has three younger children by wife Alicia, son Cassius Brown, 11, and daughters Bodhi Jameson Rein Brown, 5, and  Hendrix Estelle Sheba Brown, 4, who are BB Jr.’s half-siblings.

R&B legend Bobby Brown has sadly now lost two of his seven children. Photo credit: AP Images.
Bobby Brown Jr. Was Crushed When His Half-Sister Bobbi Kristina Died

She was placed in a medically induced coma after being found face down and unresponsive in a bathtub of her Atlanta area home on January 31, 2015, by boyfriend Nick Gordon. Bobbi K ended up with irreversible brain damage and was eventually transferred into hospice care, where she died five months later at age 22. BB Jr. took to Twitter at the time to rage, “People really don’t give a f–k about you unless your relevant, and they don’t love you till your famous or gone. I don’t want these follows,” about how people started following him for updates on BKB. “This is real life for me, this is my life, my sister. Not a f–king trending topic,” he added.

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Bobby Brown Jr. Was An Aspiring Musician

With a dad being such a talented as singer and dancer, his son naturally wanted to follow in his footsteps. Bobby Jr. dropped the song “Say Something” in Sept. 2020, with a teaser video clip to his Instagram, which you can see above.

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Bobby Brown Jr. Was Super Close With His Sister LaPrincia

He appears in photos all over her Instagram page. On Sept. 17, 2018, Bobby Jr. shared a black and white throwback Instagram photo of him and LaPrincia as small children with their mama Kim. In the caption he wrote, “I love this picture so much Happy Birthday La!! Love you so much! @laprinciaxo. And you too momma!”


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Brandy Transforms Into Cinderella Again For Epic Video 24 Years After Her Version Of The Film – Watch

Brandy Transforms Into Cinderella Again For Epic Video 24 Years After Her Version Of The Film – Watch

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Brandy took to Instagram to share a new video promoting her iconic movie ‘Cinderella’ airing on Disney+ and in it, she wonderfully dressed up as the beautiful fairytale princess once again.

Brandy, 42, gave her longtime fans some nostalgic vibes on Feb. 12 when she transformed herself into the character of Cinderella just like she did 24 years ago! The singer and actress was promoting the release of the 1997 movie Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella to Disney+ in an Instagram video and got a little cheeky with music from the feature and stardust filters.

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The clip starts off with the makeup-free beauty wearing a blue and white striped top as her long hair is down and braided. She’s bobbing her head from side to side while waving around a makeup brush before it cuts to a shot of her transformed into the Cinderella role while making the same movement with the brush. She shows off a memorable off-the-shoulder blue dress similar to the one she wore in the original film, silver gloves, a diamond necklace, and a tiara over an up-do with curly strands hanging down, while her makeup, which includes matching blue eyeshadow, is on point.

“Experience the magic of Cinderella! Now streaming on #disneyplus 💎 #cinderella1997 #cinderellachallenge #brandy,” Brandy captioned the epic video.

Brandy as Cinderella in 1997. (Everett Collection)

Once she shared the post, it didn’t take long for her fans to comment and they had nothing but kind things to say. “Brandy had to put that Cinderella dress back on and remind people why is an ICON,” one follower wrote while another gushed, “Yes Bran!! 👸🏾 You’re so magical! Looks like you’re having so much fun, I’m so happy for you fave! 💙.” A third said, “I literally love you so much” and a fourth exclaimed, “This just made my heart smile!!! All times fave movie!!🥰❤️.”

Brandy’s participation in Cinderella back in the day helped the talented star combine both her singing and acting abilities and she made an incredible impression among many lovers of the original Disney film. She also had the opportunity to star alongside some other musical and acting greats like Whitney Houston, who played the iconic Fairy Godmother, Whoopi Goldberg, who played Queen Constantina, and Bernadette Peters, who played the Stepmother.

In addition to her transformation video, Brandy shared other eye-catching clips in promotion of the old but new release, including a behind-the-scenes clip of her having a great moment with Whitney. “My Fairy God Mother #Nippy #BTS (never seen this exact version) of @rodgersandhammerstein ‘s
C I N D E R E L L A 💎 now streaming on @disneyplus – forever young and forever grateful! 💎,” she wrote in the caption.


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Dame D.O.L.L.A. – Loyal To The Soil (feat. Lil Wayne) (The Letter O Album) letras

[Verse 1: Dame D.O.L.L.A.]
That money stack tall but only partially my focus
So compassionate, struggle hard for me to cope with
Do a lot for others, not for credit or to soak in
But to have an impact on direction that they go in
Grounded by the roots, hooked to the soil
Recognize the rumble that we’re in, yeah it’s royal
Crabs in the barrel, wrapped up in foil
Kids grow up scars that are rubbed now with oil
And life done changed a bit but I can’t grow apart
For those in my position that don’t feel me, grow a heart
I grew up round love but we had a slower start
Hooping on the tree and fighting at the park
Luckily we had guidance, we was more blessed than others
We was the deepest family, nobody had more cousins
The street lights would flicker everybody running no huddle
Cause if you didn’t make it everybody got in trouble

[Hook: Dame D.O.L.LA.]
I won’t let that money define me
I let my struggles refine me
I know my angels behind me
Young, rich, and in the sticks tryna find peace
I ain’t get high and I ain’t sell dope
People ask "why?" I did it for my folks
Wanna slice the pie then you gotta have hope
Take the plan serious or watch it go in smoke
Watch it go in smoke, watch it go in smoke
Watch it go in smoke, watch it go in smoke
[Verse 2: Lil Wayne]
Uh, chin to the clouds, all 10 on solid ground
Sipping purple Whitney Houston, never touch the Bobby Brown
When it comes to the crown, I done dreadlocked it down
Rest in peace my daddy Rabbit, he in Heaven hopping ’round
I been outchea on the grind, I want mine on time
Keep it a hundred, not even 99.9
It’s Lil Tunechi the best rapper alive
I rep five, invite your girl to my suite at the Loews, she left high
Oh my in a double R, I’m re-ready to die
My pockets fat as Precious but what’s more precious than time
Cause life is too short, I got that from Too $hort
Couldn’t ball, I was too short
But rich, like I play two sports
Flag red like scarlet
Keep my head in my wallet
Leave the BS in the toilet
Leave the BS on the Charmin
With TF on my garments
I wear Trukfit like Ralph Lauren
And I’m loyal to my soil
Straight from hell, I mean New Orleans
Tunechi

[Hook: Dame D.O.L.L.A.]
I won’t let that money define me
I let my struggles refine me
I know my angels behind me
Young, rich, and in the sticks tryna find peace
I ain’t get high and I ain’t sell dope
People ask "why?" I did it for my folks
Wanna slice the pie then you gotta have hope
Take the plan serious or watch it go in smoke
Watch it go in smoke, watch it go in smoke
Watch it go in smoke, watch it go in smoke

[Verse 3: Dame D.O.L.L.A.]
They said you wanna make it so here’s the keys to survival
Get you a work ethic, go about it maniacal
Carry your family, all the great ones on that Mariah flow
Come to the neighborhood, show a kid to throw a spiral
All about your time, that’s the best thing to give
A message from the distance hardly ever stay in ear
Gotta keep a presence even with your relatives
Cause we all carry gifts like Santa and the deers
I come through with no security
I grew up in the slums ain’t no fear in me
Now the lames come and go and no forgetting me
They in love with the life and I don’t know Billie Jean
Look at my demeanor, see loyalty in my background
Love me cause I’m solid, not because I became a cash cow
Tryna make jobs for younglings, that’s on the ave now
That’s why I can’t have a barbecue and don’t have a pat down

[Hook: Dame D.O.L.L.A.]
I won’t let that money define me
I let my struggles refine me
I know my angles behind me
Young, rich, and in the sticks tryna find peace
I ain’t get high and I ain’t sell dope
People ask "why?" I did it for my folks
Wanna slice the pie then you gotta have hope
Take the plan serious or watch it go in smoke
Watch it go in smoke, watch it go in smoke
Watch it go in smoke, watch it go in smoke