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Black Love Rocks! Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon + Lala & Carmelo Anthony cover Ebony Magazine’s February 2014 Issue



Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon - January 2014 - Ebony Magazine - BellaNaija

Ain’t no love like black love.

It is all about celebrating black love for Ebony Magazine. For its February 2014 issue, the publication gets two of the most powerful couples in America to grace its cover.

They are music superstar Mariah Carey and actor/TV personality Nick Cannon as well as basketball star Carmelo Anthony and actress/TV personality Lala Anthony.

Nick on Mariah: “It was early on when I found out how spiritual she was, and we had conversations about kids and how to live life. For her to share these values, it instantly let me know this is the person I’ve always wanted.”

Mariah on Nick: “Having babies definitely strengthened our bond because all the love that you have for each other is manifested into these two incredible beings.”

Lala & Carmelo Anthony - January 2014 - Ebony Magazine - BellaNaija

Carmelo on Lala: “There were people coming in and out of my life, and I didn’t really know whom to trust. She was one of the people who stood by my side through thick and thick. Even to this day, she’s always right there.”

Lala on Carmelo: “…We knew no matter what, we wanted each other. We needed [to be] in each other’s life, and that’s what’s been able to sustain this relationship all those years.”.

Aww…love is truly sweet!

Photo Credit: Ebony Magazine



    January 8, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    Aww GORGEOUS couples, so sweet :).

  2. Missy J

    January 8, 2014 at 10:58 pm

    Woow I just finished listening to this song ‘whenever you call’ by Mariah Carey feat Brian McKnight( if you haven’t listened to that song and you are here, you are on long thing) and the feeling was just magical and on logging onto Bella naija I was welcomed with the news of her and her gorgeous husband. #Isn’t that beautiful ?!?!? !?!?

    • Yaw

      January 9, 2014 at 7:54 am

      It depends on your definition of beautiful…

  3. Akpeno

    January 9, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Black love? Abi Black men loving not so black females?….. Dem no see Denzel and him wife?…. enough with oyibo claiming black the competetion is tight enough as it is….

    • maria

      January 9, 2014 at 1:55 am

      oga mariah carey is mixed black and white and she claims
      been black and lala and camelo are both puerto ricans same race so
      there is no black men loving not so black women


      January 9, 2014 at 2:17 am

      mariah carye isnt white!

    • BC

      January 9, 2014 at 6:01 am

      Akpeno say it again!!! Black love?? Love is love simple. We
      Africans have started defining ourselves with color and its scary.
      Our tribal/ethnic identities is our true identity. Enough of Black
      this, Black that. “Black” was born out of U.S slavery and she
      should remain in the bossom of the nation that gave birth to
      her-America. We are more than our skin. BN some of us reject this
      “Black” label.

    • Naveah

      January 9, 2014 at 8:23 pm

      I totally understood what you meant and I am not saying you are right. Lala and Carmelo are not African Americans, you will never see an African American on the cover of Latina magazine so why do they have the two Puerto Ricans on the cover of a magazine that is for all intents and purposes for celebrating African Americans. They don’t even put black Latinas on the cover only the white looking ones like J-Lo, Sophia Vergara etc. And as for Ms. Mariah Carey, she only came out as black after she left Tommy Motola and wanted to take her career into the hip hip/R & B direction with Puffy at the helm. All before that, she never claimed being black, she was white and Venezuelan.

      @ Everyone – Akpeno is saying if this is supposed to be about “Black Love” then put some folks that are in great relationships and that are black on the cover too! Will l& Jada, Denzel & Pauletta, Angela & Courtney. We see enough of black men booed up with near white women on their arms, folks want to see chocolate love sometimes.

      This is what I understand Akpeno to mean by his/her statement, I am not saying I cosign.

  4. Chiamaka Daisy

    January 9, 2014 at 12:26 am

    Lool. Some comments have no chill

  5. uche

    January 9, 2014 at 1:13 am

    @akpeno Hohohoh funny! Buh as long as they have at least
    one black parent! Then they are black enough!


    January 9, 2014 at 2:17 am

    wetin be black love? please no bring that nonsense here

    • whocares

      January 9, 2014 at 10:15 am

      lmaooo. Thank you. What is “black love”? kmt. I saw it and I was swiftly going to pass by, but boredom made me click on the page to read the comments. black love..


    January 9, 2014 at 3:31 am

    Sure does!


    January 9, 2014 at 3:35 am

    urm neither of these two women are what i call

    • Mz Socially Awkward...

      January 9, 2014 at 1:07 pm

      It’s the “one drop” rule in operation… 🙂

  9. S!

    January 9, 2014 at 4:34 am

    Can’t talk about power couples black love with mentioning
    Bey & Jay!

  10. DAMMY

    January 9, 2014 at 8:45 am

    well i really dont believe in all these oyibo’s love sha….u can wake u tomoro to their divorce news, asin dey easily hate as much as they love *myopiniondoe

  11. Aibee

    January 9, 2014 at 8:56 am

    what has me stumped is why they had Nick and Maria pose in a pool. Was that supposed to represent something? A Freudian slip for sinking love or what?

  12. Hannah

    January 9, 2014 at 9:32 am

    i really don’t like all these BLACK THIS, BLACK THAT. black people are too proud. yes we know we went thru alot in the past, but please lets be one and leave the colour of our skin behind. just imagine BET having a show BLACK GIRLS CAN ROCK, if MTV had a show called WHITE GIRLS CAN ROCK we will say that’s not fair.

  13. deeluv

    January 9, 2014 at 9:50 am

    nicey one..they all look good

  14. uju

    January 9, 2014 at 11:08 am

    *yawnssss* this whole black and white gist is getting a lil too boring…BN next please…..

  15. kunmsykay

    January 9, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    Seriously this is beautiful, Love my black skin

  16. maria

    January 10, 2014 at 4:34 am

    can we stop this shit about race and color. america is a country of many races which give space for craps like black white mixed what whatever but Nigeria we are all one color black can we please not complicate thing light skin yellow skin and all

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