Nas is Nicki’s love interest in the video and uhmmmm, is it just me or was that a real kiss at the end? That was no actor’s kiss and she growled at us to taunt us about her kissing Nas.
Miss Nana dropped a 16 at the top of “Take It To The Head” with Rick Ross, Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj, and Lil Wayne.
Brooklyn emcee Siya dropped some bars to 2 Chainz’s “No Lie” and in a short amount of time she went in…no lie.
DIVA Doing It: BET Television Executive Lea Walker Takes Career to New Heights Opens Aeriform Arts: An Aerial Yoga and Pole Dance Studio
As a busy television executive, Lea Walker knows the demands of a grueling career. A current Director of Production for Original Programming at BET, Walker can boast not only having worked on a roster of hit shows including “Sunday Best,” “Tiny & Toya,” and “American Gangster,” but also having interacted with a slew of fabulous talent like John Salley, Damien Wayans, Ryan Seacrest, Snoop Dogg, and Janet Jackson. But all that glitters is not gold, and even with a her dream job, some part of Walker knew something was missing.
When the demands of her busy lifestyle took a toll on her health, the busy career maven found herself in the emergency room. Back and reproductive issues were revealed and the ensuing surgeries left her bedridden for weeks. Walker discovered that the surgery not only stripped her of her physical strength but also her sense of body confidence and power.
“My scars became a symbol of how my body had failed me. While stuck in bed I came to the conclusion that maybe I needed to finally slow down and just do something for me. My friend suggested a pole dance class. I figured it looked fun so what the heck,” reveals Walker.
Walker discovered that pole dance/fitness not only was great fun, but it restored her sense of ‘self.’ In addition, the exercise and movement led to her back pain subsiding and she was able to avoid additional operations. From pole dancing she moved on to aerial yoga. Aerial yoga makes use of hammocks, that provide aerial suspension for a total body workout incorporating the techniques of yoga, core conditioning, strength training, Pilates and more. Centered, confident and reconnected to her feminine side, Walker wanted to share her new found empowerment and Aeriform Arts was born !
Walker’s Aeriform Arts, located in the art district of North Hollywood, CA is a fitness studio that welcomes every “body” to come and work out while having fun. The beautiful mirrored space is home to eleven aerial yoga hammocks, a lyra, hanging silks and five brass dance poles. Many of the classes are co-ed and Walker offers an intimate setting for a wide range of exercise course work including aerial yoga, yoga, pole, Pilates, stretching, classic burlesque, BUTI ™ and aerial fit, which incorporates pole, beam, barre, hammock, silks and lyra !
She has also assembled a roster of some of Los Angeles’ best fitness instructors including Leigh Acosta, specializing in pole, lyra and aerial fit; Amber Porter for aerial fit; Jennifer Kim for pole; Kristina Serna for BUTI ™ and Saharah Ali for aerial yoga.
Still working as a busy television executive, Walker finds that running the studio, along with a steady diet of classes, serves to now keep her lifestyle more balanced and focused.
“There is something about hanging out, upside down and in mid-air that is just so liberating,” adds Walker. “You really forget about the rest of the world and tune into a deep sense of the present moment and self. And it is truly a feat that anyone and everyone can conquer. I was suffering from back pain and health issues so I am a living testimony. I really just want to share this sense of freedom with everyone I can. Aeriform Arts is a safe haven where you can learn to let go and let your spirit fly !”
Photos courtesy of http://www.boogiesecrets.com
Aeriform Arts is located at 5625 Lankershim Blvd. in North Hollywood, CA. Take flight at Aeriform Arts at http://aeriformarts.com/ or by calling 818-980-AERI (2374).
It looks like the trap….let the hood tales begin!
Rosa Acosta and her celebrity friends electrified Hollywood Thursday night with a glitzy pink carpet birthday bash. The celebration wrapped up a month-long tour including soirees in New York, New Jersey, DC, Philadelphia and Atlanta. Boutique Event & PR firm, Echoing Soundz produced last night’s Hollywood edition at the Roxbury. Omarion, DeRay Davis, FloRida, Game, Avonte Wright, Bobby Brackins, NecoleBitchie, Jenna Jameson, Alli Davis, Draya Michele were amongst the celebrity guests in attendance.
photos courtesy of VVK Photo
The hip-hop model and fitness star celebrated a successful year as she prepares to transition from a popular “video girl” and swimsuit model to socialite, actress and certified businesswoman. Rosa Acosta will grace the upcoming covers of covetedmen’s magazines including her own XXL Tribute edition, Maxim and Black Men’s Magazine. But the Dominican Republic native says “baring all” on magazine covers will soon become a thing of the past. With her first “Body by RosaAcosta” workout DVD and fitness clothing line prepared to launch in the summer,Rosa Acosta has become a serious entrepreneur. “My fitness DVD will be for beginners, featuring a full body workout that will be simple but challenging and will focus on strengthening strategic parts of the body,” says Rosa. Her fitness clothing line will feature unique pieces for women who want to get inshape, in style.
In addition to launching her fitness DVD, Rosa will debut her new and improved acting skills with a starring role in “Los Blancos,” an online video series about the adventures of two sisters at the helm of their family’s cocaine business.Rosa plays the role of “Sophia Blanco,” the wild child responsible for taking care of the “dirty work” including deflecting the attention of her male admirers. “Working on this project has been a fun opportunity and I can’t wait for the series to launch soon,” explains Rosa.
While working on her new business ventures, the sought after music video star continues to host parties and events across the nation and has several TV hosting gigs in the works. She recently hosted the upcoming cable show “Comedy After Dark” with Jenna Jameson, Trina and Catalino. Rosa was welcomed in Istanbul, Turkey where she will be the face of a new clothing line for the company “Brothers for Life.” Rosa also manages to make time to volunteer with My Friends House every month, taking food and clothes to homeless people in downtown Los Angeles.
Despite her huge success as a hip hop video star and revealing model, Rosa Acosta’s passion is clear: “I love using health and fitness as a way to give back to my fans in a positive way. I am touched when young girls email me to say thank you for inspiring them to live better and take care of their bodies. I will always be passionate about this.”