Move On, Nothing To See Here: 6 Celebrity Controversies and Conspiracies People Need To Get Over

September 20, 2012  |  
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They say the American public is quick to demonize and even quicker to forgive. I don’t know about all of that considering that with certain celebrity stories, we stay on critique mode, and never come around to forgiving and forgetting. Whether it be a certain singer’s supposed fake baby bump, or an old domestic abuse case that gets a new headline weekly, there are certain situations that we just need to get over, especially since we weren’t involved in any way. The expression of beating a dead horse cannot even be applied to these next examples, as I’m sure their corpses have already denigrated.

The Love Triangle That Was Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz And Mashonda

About three years ago, rumors started emerging that Alicia Keys had a new muse and lover in famed hip-hop producer, Swizz Beatz. That would have been all fine and dandy if Swizz had not been married to Mashonda and had a son with her, but reports claimed they were separated. A scathing letter and a new baby later, Alicia’s name has become synonymous with home wrecker for some folks. Many have called A. Keys a home wrecker so much that her face is bound to pop up on a Google search of the word.

Now that Alicia and Swizz appear to be reveling in their domesticity, and Mashonda has moved on, we just need to let this one go. It can be argued that the couple did not act with the most discretion or respect for Mashonda’s feelings during the start of their affair, but all of that is in the past. All the parties seem to have smoothed things over for the sake of the children, which is all that matters. So, let’s give Alicia back her name and start focus more on her music, and not on her relationships.

The Backlash Over Gabrielle Union And D. Wade’s Relationship

Number 2 in the mistress files is Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade. When these two chocolate beauties hooked up, tongues started wagging for all the wrong reasons. Just as in Swizzy’s case, Dwyane was said to still have been legally married to his longtime love, Siohvaughn Wade, when he started seeing Gabrielle. But unlike A. Keys and Swizz, Dwyane and Gabrielle’s issues with Siohvaughn did not end quickly. Lawsuits and custody cases were filed, and the drama concluded with Siohvaughn losing custody of her and Dwyane’s two sons, but she’s still talking

Within this case, it is understandable how it can be easy to still label Gabby as femme fatale and Dwyane as a trifling negro. Accusations were brought into a court of law and a woman lost her children. However, there really is nothing else that we can stretch out of this story. Whatever the verdict may be at the end of the day, we have to separate these stars’ personal lives from their professional ones and enjoy them for their work and talents. C’mon folks, you can’t keep calling Gabby a homewrecker forever.

The Bey Baby Conspiracy Theory

Oh Baby! If I had a penny for every single time someone referred to Blue Ivy as anyone but Beyonce’s baby, I’d have a house in the Hamptons by now. The story emerged from an interview Beyoncé had with an Australian TV show back in early October 2011. In the footage preceding the interview, the singer’s dress fabric (or stomach, considering your stance on the matter) is seen folding slightly in two as she sits down. Conspiracy theories ran rampant on the world wide web, accusing Beyoncé of faking her pregnancy.

I think by now we’ve all seen enough pictures of Blue Ivy to see and know that she is Bey and Jay’s biological child. You’d think with the post pregnancy-body pics and the child’s striking resemblance to her parents, the theories would die, but nope. I’ve come to the conclusion that given how polarizing the Carters are, the DNA god himself – Maury – could let us know that when it comes to the case of Blue Ivy Carter, they are the parents and some would still not believe it. Let it go already, that and the Illuminati rumors too.

The Rumor That Ne-Yo Isn’t Singing About Women

Where did the “Ne-Yo is gay” rumors come from and when will people abandon them like we did butterfly clips?? When rumors about a singer’s sexual orientation starts trumping the attention their music receives, we have a problem. Ne-Yo is one of the most talented singer/songwriters of our generation, and all some can focus on is whether he is batting for one team or another and uses your favorite brand of lip gloss.

Ne-Yo has denied these false ideas about him, and I feel that at this point we should just let this man be. If he says he is not gay, then he is not gay. And if he is, so what? What’s the big deal?? I mean, with all these suspect rappers running around, would a gay R&B male artist truly be the end of the world? Come on folks.

The Eddie Murphy And Johnny Gill Love Story

This is another rumor I would love an explanation on. Since I can remember, people have been linking Eddie Murphy and singer, Johnny Gill, as being much more than friends. If you listen to the rumors, they’ll have you believe that Johnny was the reason Eddie’s marriage to his first wife, Nicole, ended.

Listen, I wish some of you would place these storytelling talents to good use and write for soap operas or ‘hood books. This story is so outlandish that I cannot help but find it to be extremely comical. Eddie has been with a bevy of beauties since his divorce, including Tracey Edmonds, Mel B and BET’s Rocsi Diaz. I think the last person warming his bed at night and singing to him is Johnny.

The Chris Brown And Rihanna Fight, And The Continued Backlash Towards Chris

I don’t think anyone would deny that the events of the pre-Grammy night in February 2009 changed the course of Rihanna and Chris Brown’s careers forever. A domestic abuse case that sent shockwaves across the world has become the go-to example of violence in young relationships. Because of the seriousness of dating violence, I will not call for people to “forget” this happened. However, people need to ease up on Chris. Once someone’s apologized, and the victim has forgiven them and moved on, how can strangers hold a grudge? On top of that, the Chris-and-Rihanna-relationship-revival speculations need to simmer down too. Whatever they choose to do is their business, no need to flip out about a rekindled romance every week when it hasn’t happened.


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