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–In a recent interview with Charlamagne tha God for The Hollywood Reporter‘s Emerging Hollywood series, actress/TV host La La Anthony opened up about the difficult decision to divorce her husband of 11 years, Carmelo Anthony

“Stepping away from that marriage was such an incredibly hard decision for me,” Anthony explained. “Staying is easier. Walking away is harder…trying to rebuild a life by yourself.”

After “years” of separation, says La La, she officially filed for divorce in June 2021. Discussing the split, which happened in October of last year, the 39-year-old actress said she wasn’t optimistic about being married again. 

“I don’t know what God has in store for me,” she said. “I’m just living and taking care of my son.”

La La and Melo share a 15-year-old son, Kiyan Anthony. Speaking about the status of her current relationship with the NBA star, she says it’s “great” and they are co-parenting well. 

–When Lil Wayne named Missy Elliott as one of his top five rappers, he said it was because of the “huge influence” she had over “everything” he’s done. In response to Wayne’s declaration, Missy sent the love right back to the rapper, acknowledging his greatness as a legend as well.

“Whenever @LilTunechi says my name in his interviews twitter don’t have enough space for me [to say] my GRATEFULNESS because he is a LEGEND himself who birthed many emcees after him & as a man to acknowledge me as a big influence 4 him I send you love WAYNE.”

Wayne also named BiggieJay-Z and UGK as among his favorites, before noting that he hadn’t listed himself. “I can’t touch them guys. I would never put myself in my list,” he humbly stated. 

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