Mom made it in late last night so this morning was pretty chill. We had breakfast delivered and pretty much lounged around talking ish. The usual. I had a coffee date with Kim Wayans scheduled for 2pm, but other than that, we were free to play tourist. Around 11, we got up, got dressed and headed to the roof for a mini photoshoot–
boots- Madden Girl
sunglasses- Steve Madden
Out and about–
Next, we kicked it with Kim. This woman. I swear, just being in her presence was food for my soul. She has such a beautiful spirit… so genuine and I’m honored to have made her acquaintance. If you haven’t yet, take your ass to the nearest theater and see Pariah!
After leaving Starbucks we hopped in the car to make our way back to the condo. Listening to the incessant melody of Tupac, Ice Cube, Daz & Kurupt, we were heading down Olympic Blvd minding our business, when suddenly we heard the unmistakable roar of an American muscle car. We glanced to the left to see a black and red Dodge Viper jet across three lanes of traffic, just in time to cut us off. True to form, Hubby starts into a stream of insults and just before he could lay on the horn, we hear the beep of another horn behind us. It was obvious that this black and yellow Dodge Challenger had been trailing the Dodge Viper in front of us, and had the nerve to be mad that we cut him off! So we maneuvered alongside the Viper ’cause Mom needed to run into Riteaid. Despite his mild irritation with being cut off, Hubby was craning his neck to get a better look at the Viper (one of his favorite cars) when he says, ‘hey, that’s Chris Brown’.
I looked over my shoulder and it was him… looking like the Cheshire Cat, grinning from temple to temple with his hands squarely planted on 10 and 2.
In that moment I was completely paralyzed. I knew I had left my camera at home, Hubby’s was too difficult to operate and my Iphone charge was at 3% and lost in the diaper bag. After some anxious rummaging, I found it, rolled down the window and yelled, and I quote, ‘you know I gotta get a pic, pull up!’. He obliged, and I managed to snap one overexposed shot. Terrible. Our light turned green and as we made our left, he yelled, ‘aiight then’, laughed and threw up the deuces. Classic.
Had to call Syl to tell her the bizarre story and she was all, ‘he’s always on Necole Bitchie in that Viper!’ Got home, googled it and sure enough-
I’m about to head out to dinner but will check back in with you curly divas soon!
Also, as a psychologist Nikki I imagine you see women who have been hurt by domestic violence. Your own biography on this site says you help counsel women through depression and self esteem issues.
I'm not passing judgement, please do not take it as such. You have been such a strong voice for women and helping them appreciate themselves. I'm saddened that you would have Chris Brown featured in such a positive light on your page.
Nikki I love your blog posts, but have we all forgotten that Chris Brown beat up a woman? Have we forgotten the pictures of his victim's face?
Everyone deserves a second chance, and it's God who actually gave him his talents so we should appreciate them. But as women we have to be more conscious about how we treat men who do this to us.
If he had done this to one of our friends would we be so readily accepting and excited to see him on the street? I dare say no.
Like I said, I'm not trying to be pious or critical, but we need to let domestic abusers know that we are not OK with that. He cannot do that to a woman and be treated as if nothing happened. That only enables the heinous act.
I was appalled and shocked to see Chris Brown surrounded by a group of female college basketball players less than a month after the Rihanna incident. I just thought to myself 'did they forget what he did?'
Women of all races need to be more vocal about this. We have to stand together and say a loud and resounding "NO" to domestic violence.
Of course I'm perfect! *rolls eyes*
I think its fine for everyone to forgive people when they are ready, which is why I wont harp on Rihanna for allegedly seeing him again because I don't understand her situation. I merely meant that I think its sad that our society forgets so easily and is capable of giving respect out so easily to someone who I don't think has acted (at least in the public …which is what matters to us since after all he is a PUBLIC figure) very regretful, if anything he's shown other examples of assholery. Also I just don't think he's all that talented, but of course that is based on opinion. Who am I to talk about talent? I have none, but I have sure ass HELL never dreamt of beating any significant other or loved one and abusing them.
I truly hope he grows up and out of this, or that he has already done so. I truly hope he will not always beat women. Also I hope beyond hope that if he has some other underlying problems that cause his anger management issues he will resolve them. Truth is if he had killed somebody we would never shut up about it, domestic abuse is just as important.
My girl, Kim…Walking on sunshine the only way she knows how to do!!
Peace and hair grease.
hppynppy aka robin r robinson
You have the most amazing moments! Love the post!
@Anonymous (2/13/12 9:24 am)…it's good to know that you've NEVER done ANYTHING that warranted forgiveness…from another person or God…and that you've NEVER done anything that you're not proud of..YOU ROCK!!! #mustbeNICE
OAN: Great post Nikki! Kim's hair is GAWJUS!!
Please show us how you did this hair style!
Does nobody remember the time Chris Brown beat the daylights out of Rihanna? Or the multiple times he's acted out like the douche that he is in public. Why would anyone want to take a picture with him.
I get that it is Rihanna's place to decide to forgive him or not, her decision is to be respected, but as a WOMAN I can't let myself separate Chris Brown the “artist” from Chris Brown in his personal life, he just doesn't have the talent that deserves it.
Nikki I love how L.A looks on u….I love CHRIS BROWN…& I Love Necole Bitchie's HAIR!!!! Ive been hinting 4 months pls do a POST on her!!!
Nikki…YOUR SKIN LOOKS AMAZING(as always)!!! Please do a post on your skincare routine soon!
The pic of Gia with Kim Wayans is adorable!!! Love Kim's hair!!!
Your hair looks fabulous Nikki. You should do a tutorial for this hair style.
Whitney Houston died yeserday…0.0 it's weird seeing her here with you
R.I.P. Queen of Pop
I WAS JUST GOING TO SAY THAT!
Everyone looks gorgeous, and CB car is sweet. Kim Wayans is gorgeous and still looks the same from when she played on living color.
Oh my gawd did you ladies hear? Whitney Houston has died at the age of 48, it's being broadcast on the news as I type.
Your mom's hair is gorgeous!
Also, Nikki, what did you do to your hair? It's cute like that.
Gia is growing up! I'm dying over here at your run in with Mr.Brown. Looks like LA is treating you well. Have fun!
I love this post!
I shouted when I saw Chris! Your so lucky!
Wow at that story! That's a priceless experience! I love your mom's hair and that car is fly!
You look too cute! Boog…adorable and bantu knots o so cute!! Glad you got a chance to meet Kim…her hair is gorgeous!! How is your mom enjoying LA? I feel hubby's pain..i will LAY on the horn like nobody's business, flash you…yeah well! enjoy the rest of your trip!
Mz Boogs is looking so stylist–growing up and love her little bantu twists!
Good story, ya'll need to move to CA, seems to fit youse all (intentionally written)hahahahahha — Sherry
My little booger has the exact same dress! everyone looks great1
I was cracking up reading about your encounter with CBreezy. Glad you got to have coffee with Kim, she seems nice and her hair is gorgeous. How did she style it?
Aww I loved this post! You guys are having a blast!
I LOVE this funky look on you. Your fashion sense in impeccable!
Beautiful as always!
These pictures are gorgeous and you have our baby in them today. She is getting so big I bet that she is more than a handful. Love your outfit and hair, love Kim's outfit and hair and glad that you all had a nice time. You are doing the damn thing to the fullest, good for you keep up the good work and keep the pictures and the stories coming. I especially look forward to pictures of OUR baby, Gia (such a pretty name) AKA Boogie Woogie.
Good looking family, pretty baby. I'm glad Kim is cool.
Kim's hair is gorgeous!!! LA looks stunning!!! AND what camera are you using? Your pics are flawless, I feel like I'm there with you!!! 😉
Love this post! I've never been to Cali but I can't wait to visit. Thanks for sharing.
Great story. I love LA. I could never see myself living there but it's a fun place to visit. You can always catch celebrities going about their day (including being cocky jerks on the road lol).
Gia's outfit is adorable! Oh and you look good to Gia's mom!
Killing it Nikki! You're killing it!
I love your outfit! Your hair looks amazing!
Drooling over that car!
O.M.G.! Loves everything about this trip! You are the best, Nikki. Love me some Kim Wayans!!
Thanks again for the great stories…
Kim Wayans is stunning, I love her hair. Lucky you for getting to meet her, Boogie too!
I love this! You're the best story teller and your hair is too cute like that!
Stop it! Just stop! You need to be on the cover of a magazine!
Your hair is gorgeous! Everyone looks gorgeous and Gia is adorable!
Too funny girl. Everyone looks great!
you all look like you're having the time of your life. you glow. 🙂 you make me so happy! 🙂
that's really a funny story. one of those, "remember when…" moments. i would've been mildly irritated, but chris is, admittedly, one of my longstanding guilty pleasures, so that would've been cool. haha!
tell your mom, boog, and eugene i said hola!
Stop! Ya'll saw Chris! OMGGGGGG! I love Breezy! You look great Nikki, love those boots!
The edgy look suits you, love the hair. Your Mom has THE most gorgeous silver hair, strange to ask, but is that her natural color? It's super vibrant!
Boogie said let me show you how you suppose to pose! I love it! You all are beautiful..I love the stories you tell…absolutely love it!
OMG! Hilarious story. Chris Brown cut yall off! I would've jumped out the car and got a picture!
Nik, I waited all day for the pics of you and Kim. Absolutely, worth the wait! Kim's hair is gorgeous and you managed to get a great shot of Kim and Gia. Mission complete!
Love the solo pic of you!
Have fun in Cali!
Loving all the pics especially of lil' Nikki lol and I know how your husband feels! I hate being cut off and I especially hate when someone beeps at me! lol
You shoulda told him to stop beatin on women.
Aren't you enjoying our beautiful "winter" weather LOL LOL! You know you love it
Just another ho-hum day in Nikki's life. Adorable baby, kicking it with celebrities, same ol…same ol…. 🙂
LOL I can't believe you saw Chris.. Socal seems like it's your kinda place ! ..come on and stay :p
Love your stories and how you took a passion and made it a career. You take awesome photos of stars(boys to men was my favorite). Boogie is so lucky and your blessed please never stop being the great hair guru who we laugh at her funny stories and great advice.
love the look, especially the shoes! I have the brown and black pairs!!! lol i couldnt resist!
You are too beautiful, not to mention your super fly hair & style.
You are just too gorgeous Nik. That is all.
Ok, how did you manage to pin Boog down to do her hair??
Kim's hair is BEAUTIFUL!!! I love it 🙂
Girl, only you Nik, lol. loving the glamour shots of you and the Mom;)