Lala is opening up about her divorce from Carmelo Anthony and what led to their downfall. She says his trade started the end.

Ashanti has finally broken her silence about her complicated relationship with former Murder Inc. CEO Irv Gotti.

Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin joins the show to discuss the history and importance of the Magic City Classic! 

8 Ball & MJG came to Birmingham, Alabama to chop it up with the Rickey Smiley Morning Show for the Magic City Classic. 

If you're not into scary movies, goblins, or ghouls, here are some things you should add to your fall bucket list this season! 

Kanye West's Donda Academy is reportedly closing for the rest of the school year. An email from the school leaked spilling the details.

Da Brat spins it and asks the question, did Kanye decide to create this chaos for a larger plan? Hear these theories in the Hot Spot.

Brittney Griner is still going through it in Russia. She was denied appeal for a reduced prison sentence yesterday.

Social media is questioning if Monica and Kodak Black could possibly be an item because they have been spending a lot of time together!

It's no secret that Angela Bassett is loved by the culture and has a long-running career in film. The queen reflected on her 107 acting credits and the longevity of her career with Essence with a Wakanda theme pop art.