11.27.2006

Double Their Blessing, Double Their Bling

Straight from the hairdresser's mouth: P. Diddy and his girlfriend, Kim Porter, celebrated their forthcoming twin girls at a fabulous Manhattan baby shower on November 19th. The happily unmarried couple recently had a frank discussion with writer Jeanine Amber, going public with their epic love story for the December issue of Essence.

I have to admit, as an African American mama of multiples, I always feel a sense of connectedness when I hear that a black woman is expecting twins. Maybe it's my conspiracy theory that we share an ancestral homeland called Igbo-Ora in Nigeria, a small town whose Yoruba people historically had an exorbitant number of twin births. I also wonder if there actually is some real correlation between our people conceiving twins, a fondness for sweet potato pie and a documented link between twin pregnancies and yams. And when the multiple-mother-to-be is a celebrity (a la Porter, Mo'nique or Holly Robinson Peete), I instantly feel like a member of a special sisterhood, taking comfort in the fact that no matter how copious their respective cash flows might be, these sisters were just as likely to experience all the same twin pregnancy symptoms as a regular girl like me.



But that's about as far as my "common-denominator" theory can go – I know full well that Ms. Porter's babies' daddy wouldn't dream of walking up to a kiosk and registering at Tarzhay. In true Bad Boy fashion, the A-List guests enjoyed Perrier Jouet champagne in pink floral bottles. A glowing Kim and proud daddy Diddy – who also have a son together – enjoyed their guests while nibbling on pink M&M's and receiving lavish baby gifts including a custom-made changing table from Jay-Z, two cream-colored cribs from LL Cool J and a sweet chandelier from Denzel Washington. Kim reportedly laughed at a friend's suggestion that she register for a couple of diamond encrusted binkies, but that didn't stop the future twin mommy from putting an $88,000 R-class Mercedes Benz on her wish list. Hopefully, she wasn't too disappointed about not receiving it.

And we shouldn't be pressed either – from the way things look now, America will certainly have a chance to see the future hip hop heiresses receive their matching Mercedes Benz's on My Super Sweet Sixteen.
The doting Diddy might even own the whole network by then.

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11 comments:

Aly Cat 121 said...

Ummm okay, I didn't know dude left her WHEN SHE WAS PREGNANT with their 1st child. And then she took him back after he got DUMPED and now they are having more children, and he still ain't marrying her. Yeah, I'm the skeptic doomday naysayer. *shakin head*

Sorry, I'm having trouble gettin over that part. Then got the nerve to "profess" his love infront of everyone. *rollin eyes*

Mrs. J said...

I feel you...did you read the part (in the interview) about him saying "I'm still learning how to be a good boyfriend." WTF?

Christopher Chambers said...

He's a dick. For him, this whole carnival is part of the his usual self-promotion orgy. For her, it's golddiggin', squared. Lambaste me for saying it. Sorry...

Mrs. J said...

Mr. Chambers, let me clarify this, if I may. To quote Mr. Kanye West...are you implying that "she's not messing with no broke n*ggas?"

I would have to agree with that assumption. I met her at a photo shoot in 2000 and her whole "Don't even look at me, I'm Puffy's girlfriend." vibe was quite palpable. Meanwhile, all the makeup artists and stylists were like "Yeah, you know, that's just Kim. Puffy's baby's mama."

I have no idea how a golddigger thinks, but I must assume she's quite happy now – to almost be at the end of her professional rainbow and all. If she digs in that pot of gold long enough, there may even be some bling down there! LOL

And I'm sure she's quite pleased that it's Mr. Combs who's fathering these twins and not her other baby's daddy, Al B. Sure!

Pebbles Flintstone said...

Gag! I am so tired of these folks. OK, so maybe Puffy (excuse me -- "Diddy") did pull himself up by his bootstraps and make it big in the music biz. But I fail to understand why these folks have a real baby shower anyway? They can afford to get whatever they need for those babies ten times over. I am sorry -- the materialism just irks me. They should have had a get together for well-wishers and had donations made to a charity that supports newborns in need, or children that do not have any family. It's the culture of excess that makes me want to throw up. Kim Porter should have known better anyway. Once P. Diddy broke up with J-Lo, he went back to a reliable piece of a**. Of course, she fell for it, but in the end she will have the last laugh when he does not marry her.

Mrs. J said...

Well put, Pebbles – I totally agree. They could have set such a nice example by giving the money to a good cause. Lord knows there are plenty.

Who knows? Puffy/Puff Daddy/Diffy might have even been effective in changing the materialistic nature of hip hop that the man started in the first place (flaunting the new hedonistic hip hop lifestyle, him doing that annoying/embarrassing "get-money" dance, the entire crew head nodding with the champagne glasses in the hot tub et al).

I guess that more sensible, altruistic choice would have required a sophistication that money just can't buy.

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

I don't understand this couple. Is money that important? Does he even love her?

Anonymous said...

Oh please people! Were you all crying "foul" after it was published that G. Paltrow or K.Holems/now Cruz had their baby showers? Give me a break! If people want to celebrate the impending birth of their child/children..no matter how much they have in their bank account(s),so what.

Anonymous said...

great entertainment wish u the best in the real world

Anonymous said...

look like they are pimping each other but his babymomma getting the best out of the deal keep on pimping him he seems 2 be little weak slow learning naive dumb in relationships do yo thing girl queen pimp

Mutiu said...

Its good that P Diddy had twins. I hope to have a set in the future bcos Im from Igboora and my family member have had their own shares.