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Florence Ballard Daughters and More | Celeb Familia

Not certain how much truth this is, but allegedly Diana Boss set up a trust fund for Flo Ballard’s daughters and they never received the money.

That woman was really something else, wasn't she? She was beyond ambitious, she was ruthless! May God have mercy on her soul.

I think she lost it over Eddie Kendricks. When he married someone else, instead of her, she went straight CRAZY! Eddie was fine as hell though! Diana Ross once said that "Eddie was every woman's dream". She would know! WOW, Eddie!
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Why would Diana and Gladys clash over a business decision by Berry Gordy? Diana Ross was asked, by Berry Gordy and Suzanne DePasse (Motown's A&R head), to claimed to have discovered The Jackson 5 in order to boost their careers, not hers. She was the bigger star with the largest audience. It was more beneficial for her to present them to the world.

Of course she denied it. Preferential treatment for Ross was winning an argument or two. What many also leave out is that he chided her with equal fervor since a lot was riding on her shoulders. Many women at Motown and within the industry were romantically involved with Berry Gordy before, during, and after Diana and yet she is singled out. Through the 60's The Supremes had the same writer-producers as other acts. By the success of 1972's Lady Sings The Blues, a project that garnered tens of millions of dollars worldwide, Ross was cemented as an international superstar. Motown collected every time she sold a record or a concert ticket.

The problem people have is that Ms. Ross is the antithesis of traditional, stereotyped Black female performers. She rose to the top at a time when Blacks were barely allowed to perform at certain venues and were mostly expected to whoop & holler like it was Sunday at AME Baptist church. Her sound, look, glamour, grace, articulation, and diva persona was unheard of and most don't indentify with it. Which is why you have 20 year olds complaining about Ross as if she's personally done something to them. You don't know her, only what she represents. This level of disdain is pathological.

If we're going to make moral judgments about others' sexual habits, let's put everyone's business on the table. BTW, how many people have you Diana Ross commentators slept with? How would y'all like if people judged you guys, which y'all are doing in an effort to hide your jealousy of Diana Ross? Jealousy is what's really going on here. Don't you think it's strange that these people can remember a litany of her supposed "sins" & repeat them at will, when they cannot do the same in their own lives? These people are so caught up in their envy, jealousy & bitter resentment of Diana's continued success, they always give away their true motivations. Instead of envying hers, they should follow her example & create their own success, but, they're too WEAK to do that, so, they'll just sit on life's sidelines, throwing dirt at the people who actually have the guts, drive & focus to take action & make their dreams come true.

Omg. This is a 9 year old comment but these are my thoughts also
 
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Well, rumor has it and this is something that's been floating around for years:

Rumor has it that Diana left Motown of RCA not entirely for contractual or Monetary reasons but because of a fling with a certain former child star turned pop icon with a popular moniker that's intials are K.O.P.

It's not certified or even hot tea but it's a rumor that's been out there. I'm not saying nothing but just roll with it.

Another rumor is Diana and Berry had a threesome with a popular white Motown act.

She's also rumored to have slept with Lionel Richie but who knows how true that is.


If so, hopefully it was before the "Brenda Ritchie" days cause we all know she was handing out ass whippings like...

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That woman was really something else, wasn't she? She was beyond ambitious, she was ruthless! May God have mercy on her soul.

I think she lost it over Eddie Kendricks. When he married someone else, instead of her, she went straight CRAZY! Eddie was fine as hell though! Diana Ross once said that "Eddie was every woman's dream". She would know! WOW, Eddie!
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His own daughter(who is the spitting image of him) said as much on his UNSUNG episode...Diana was on some stalker-type shit.. showing up at the house, screaming for him, some real crazy ish! LOL!!
 
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Can you recommend any books about Motown that spoke about Eddie Kendricks in depth? Eddie was so intensely private, it's hard to learn anything about him other than his music career. Drives me crazy!


I honestly don't know of any that specifically details his life..Watching his "unsung" episode was the most I learned about him..
 
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Thank you! His Unsung is no longer available online. Why, I have no idea. I've never seen it. I've read many comments about it, and I would love to see it! Sweet Eddie!
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Any tea about the artist from the 1960s and 1970s? Perhaps any tea of any Motown beef or drama? Like for example I heard Diana Ross and Berry Gordy had an affair
 
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Gotta search, there's plenty of that kinda tea here on LSA

As far as Diana Ross was concerned, she broke up one of the "happy homes" Berry Gordy was in and he was so infatuated with Diana that he gave her favor over the other girls in her group The Supremes. He got her pregnant in 1970 and Diana ended up marrying her White Jewish Manager while still pregnant and raised the baby as his. She finally admitted to her daughter (Rhonda Ross Kendrick) that Berry Gordy was her real father in 1984.
 
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Gotta search, there's plenty of that kinda tea here on LSA

As far as Diana Ross was concerned, she broke up one of the "happy homes" Berry Gordy was in and he was so infatuated with Diana that he gave her favor over the other girls in her group The Supremes. He got her pregnant in 1970 and Diana ended up marrying her White Jewish Manager while still pregnant and raised the baby as his. She finally admitted to her daughter (Rhonda Ross Kendrick) that Berry Gordy was her real father in 1984.
Now dark as that girl is how th hell would she keep that a secret. Smh.
Diana is a messy bitch.
She also can't sing and looks like a rat in the face.
I do not understand why people thought she was so appealing.
Talentless and spent her time sucking and fucking to the top
 
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Gotta search, there's plenty of that kinda tea here on LSA

As far as Diana Ross was concerned, she broke up one of the "happy homes" Berry Gordy was in and he was so infatuated with Diana that he gave her favor over the other girls in her group The Supremes. He got her pregnant in 1970 and Diana ended up marrying her White Jewish Manager while still pregnant and raised the baby as his. She finally admitted to her daughter (Rhonda Ross Kendrick) that Berry Gordy was her real father in 1984.
Berry was not married and the white dude she married was not her manager.
 
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That Bobby Womack tea is something to behold. Sam Cooke was the manager of the Womack boys. When Sam died, Bobby hooked up with Sam's wife Barbara. A few years later, it was alledged that Barbara caught Bobby in bed with her daughter from Sam. Then this same daughter eventually married Bobby' s brother. Good grief!
 
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People have spilled several times that Marvin Gaye got his wife Anna's niece pregnant (the girl was Denise Gordy, who is actually Bianca Lawson's mother). She was only 16/17 and Anna adopted her son not long after.

That Motown thread was filled with all types of tea.
 

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