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“She Don’t Mean No Harm”: Frankie Defends Keyshia Cole, Says When She “Gets Bored” She Comes For People On Twitter, But Does It Out Of Love…
During an interview with WRUG Radio, which we found through MissJia, Frankie Lons, always on ten with her sayings (“man down,” “man up,” “hangin’ around like wallpaper,” “and the plot thickens”) was asked about her daughter’s recent comments about Michelle from Destiny’s Child, and the response Kelly Rowland had to that drama. In true Frankie fashion, she kept it really real, and blamed Keyshia’s comments on boredom, but that she really has nothing but love for DC. Some of it didn’t make sense, but you get what she’s trying to say:
“Keyshia…sometimes she get bored. She didn’t mean no harm. Actually it was a compliment because Michelle did keep up.”
“Shout out to Michelle, Beyoncé, and what’s the other one’s name? Deez Nuts. I’m just playing! Shout out to Destiny’s Child, ya’ll did a wonderful job. And Keyshia didn’t mean no harm so ya’ll just gotta give her the benefit of the doubt. She’s married, sometimes she gets bored. But she has her Kodak moments. When she say something negative, that means it’s actually positive.”
Side eye at the negative means positive…but let’s continue:
“My baby loves all the celebrities. She loves everybody. Sometimes she has a bad way of showing it, a funny way of showing it. But when she focus on you, that means she loves you and she’s complimenting you. And I wanna be like Keyshia when I grow up…She didn’t mean no harm. She loved it…she make you work, she ain’t gonna just give you no compliment. You gotta work for it.”
I guess…but there are better things to do when you’re bored. But like Frankie said, it’s time to lay off Keyshia, especially since she’s cleaned up her act on Twitter. Now if we could just get her to stop snapping off on her fans in concert she might be all right…
Check out the video and start around the 1:20 mark. Let us know what you think!
Over the past few years, we have been allowed to enter the Queen Bey’s Hive. Through Beyoncé’s social media accounts, we are able to scroll through her most priceless moments with family, stunning performances, and selfies. Like all of us, Beyoncé controls how she wants to appear to her audience. Therefore, when Beyoncé banned independent photographers from her Mrs. Carter tour, I didn’t understand why people began to ask: “Is Beyoncé not secure in the skin she’s in?” When what we should be asking ourselves is: As consumers (and human beings), do we allow others the same non-judgmental agency when controlling their Internet personas?
“Beyoncé may run the world, but the diva is going to extremes to have some serious control over her internet personification. The decision was indubitably prompted by this year’s Super Bowl fiasco, after Buzzfeed published unflattering photos that propelled Beyoncé’s publicist to issue an emailed request for removal. Instead of taking the pictures down or replacing them, the site reposted the images and the email with the headline: “The ‘Unflattering’ Photos Beyoncé’s Publicist Doesn’t Want You to See.” Visitors of Buzzfeed are familiar with the comedic and playful tone to the popular site, but Bey wasn’t laughing.”
Yes, people are interested in a Beyoncé who does not “wall” herself in, at her convenience. We want to see those stank-faces while she is dancing so we can feel the passion, blood, sweat, and tears of every practice session that make her concerts so noteworthy. But if she is not comfortable with sharing a less than flattering picture of herself, can we find it in ourselves to let her live? If a friend uploads an undesirable photo of you on a social network, you would want it to be removed. “Take away the power to un-tag and how many women would be orchestrating an online petition to permanently ban Facebook from ever seeing the light of day?” When people become celebrities, do we set and require new societal expectations? Our implications show we demand total transparency from celebrities even if it is embarrassing because we are far removed from the actual life they live.
Beyoncé’s appearance of flawlessness has helped her brand come off as all-s*xy and all-sassy all the time, consistent, and never messy. With Beyoncé we know what we are paying for – her talents and not antics. Though her brand is constantly evolving, we must also remember her rise to fame did not occur during the social media age. “The Beyoncé we’ve come to know has constructed an entire empire based off of seeming perfection and trying to keep the focus on her music, her acting endeavors, her business ventures. She receives million dollar endorsements solely from her pristine beauty and body. I’m not sure how it feels to be labeled one of the most beautiful women in the world, but in addition to her already gargantuan self-standards, one can only imagine the pressure she’s put under. And her rule number one is to never let them catch you slipping. And we can all agree that the one thing Beyoncé demonstrates in her career is to “be a brand first, human second.”
Fans are always thirsty (even the anti-folks who go to every story about her to down her) for her to send out bow-down tweets to other artists or to hear the juicy, most intimate details of her marriage to Jay-Z. The want for Beyoncé to find the perfect medium between her private and public self for the entertainment of others is alarming. We tend to forget we all have inner-Beys. Privacy settings, makeup, and filters have allowed us to leverage between who we are and who we want to expose ourselves to. Are we really out here posting our bad photos and embarrassing ourselves through social media? Of course not–we want people to see us at our best. In reality we are controlling how our “audience” (aka, our friends, family and foes) views our authenticity just like Queen Bey. So what’s the problem?
Everyone knows that Kandi Burruss is a hitmaker. Being able to purchase her first home at 19 years old, it’s clear that this woman has been thinking business for a long time. Despite what some of her Real Houswives’ cast mates and even former group members would have us believe about her, Kandi has more than proven she’s not one to sleep on. In addition to writing bangers, she was also the first African American woman to be named songwriter of the year by the prestigious American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers (ASCAP) in 2000. Her accolades are numerous but we’re sure that you really don’t know ’bout Kandi like you should. So in an effort to be informed, check out the hits Kandi’s made over the years. We’re sure there will be some surprises.
Just Gimme The Light: 9 Popular Boy Band Or Girl Group Members We Thought Were Going To Be The Big Solo Stars
I can’t imagine being in anybody’s group. Too many egos, too much money to be spread out, too much time spent with too many people. But the people on this list all have been in some of our favorite groups over the years, and they played their part. Smiling and waving and then eventually finding themselves going from being in the group to being out (sometimes after messy quarrels). In the end, we thought all these people should have or would have been the ones shining the most from their respective groups after parting from their band mates because of their talents, but eh…not so much. Most have still had enough success to be happy about, while others are still trying to be taken seriously as they go it alone.
Out of all of the original members of Destiny’s Child, LaTavia Roberson seems to be the one that we hear from the least. It looks like that is about to change very soon though, as the 31-year-old Houston native has some major news. According to the YBF, the singer is penning a tell-all book, filming for a new reality show, and is three months pregnant with her first child!
A press release distributed by Roberson’s reps reveals that the reality show will document LaTavia’s pregnancy, including whatever issues she is facing with her child’s father. While the man who fathers her unborn child currently remains nameless, the release did specify that he is a producer in Atlanta. Ironically, her baby is due on September 4th, former group member Beyoncé’s birthday. The singer will also tackle some demons from her past including the molestation that she endured in her younger years, her bouts with alcoholism and serving time in prison. Roberson is said to finally be opening up about Destiny’s Child drama as well.
“Her struggles to distance herself from the negativity surrounding her untimely departure from Destiny’s Child, still follow her, but LaTavia is determined to clear the air once and for all,” revealed the press release.
Her show is set to be executive produced by Carlos King, who is responsible for producing popular shows like Real Housewives of Atlanta and Real Housewives of New Jersey.
“I’m excited to work with LaTavia to effectively tell her story on television. This is her first time speaking out about her past. This woman has endured more than the public even realizes, and once they hear half of it, they will be in awe. She is a true survivor,” said King about working with 1/4 of the original Destiny’s Child.
Last but not least, the press release confirmed rumors that LaTavia is in fact working on a tell-all book that is scheduled to be released this year, in addition to solo music.
“Future plans also include returning to the studio to showcase her voice for the first time as a solo artist and the final release of her highly anticipated “tell all” memoir due later this year!”
Roberson says it’s nothing but love and support flowing between she and former Destiny’s Child group members, but inquiring minds want to know whether or not this will change once her book is released. It’s not uncommon for friends to become foes once secrets are leaked.
It will be very interesting to hear from LaTavia after all of these years. It’s great that she is reemerging on the spotlight, but I do wonder how she will manage all of her fabulous projects with a new baby on the way. But you know what they say, “where there’s a will, there’s a way.”
What do you think of LaTavia’s decision to write a tell-all? Would you tune in to her reality show?
“We Matter To A Lot More People, With All Due Respect, Than Her”: Kelly Rowland Speaks On Keyshia Cole Coming For Michelle Williams
Daaaang. Just when you thought everyone had moved past the whole Twitter shade thrown by singer Keyshia Cole at Destiny’s Child member Michelle Williams during Beyoncé’s Super Bowl halftime performance in February, Kelly Rowland has decided to step in the ring to throw a quick jab. No lie, her comments hurt MY feelings.
While speaking with Rolling Stone as she waited for a flight after the Academy Awards (last week pretty much), she was asked about her new album, Talk A Good Game, what she hopes to accomplish in the next few years and working with The-Dream on her new solo album. Of course, the most interesting part of the interview came when she was asked if she had anything to say about the comments Keyshia Cole made about Williams giving a somewhat stiff performance at the Super Bowl alongside herself and Beyoncé. In true “I-wish-a-chick-would-say-something-back” fashion, Kelly kept it real–she doesn’t care what that baby has to say. Ever.
It didn’t even make it on my radar until other people brought it up. It didn’t even matter. We had a wonderful performance, and that’s all I cared about. I was with my sisters and the three of us matter to each other, and that’s all that counts. We matter to a lot more people, with all due respect, than her. So, I really don’t care what she said.
Despite the negative opinions of some, the Super Bowl halftime show performance that reunited Destiny’s Child on one stage appears to have given all three of the former group members a slight boost. Entertainment One has recently announced that they will be working with singer, Michelle Williams on a forthcoming reality show entitled, My Sister’s Keeper, says the Hollywood Reporter.
The series is said to follow Williams and her sisters as she prepares for the release of her new Gospel album.
“I am very thrilled about this opportunity, to extend into television with the eOne family as well, with this series. Working together on my new gospel album and television series, I am excited to share with everyone a behind-the-scenes look at the inspiration and journey of recording for the album, performing, fun family times and other unforgettable experiences out together with my dear sisters,” said Williams about her new series.
The show will be executive produced by Tara Long, Phil Thornton, Jeff Hevert, and John Dee Hammond.
We’re very excited to expand upon our relationship with Michelle on this new collaboration that will provide fans with a peek into her everyday life,” Tara Long said in a released statement on behalf on Entertainment One.
So far, there has been no word on which television network will be picking up the show. In other Michelle Williams news, the singer also addressed the seemingly never-ending drama surrounding Keyshia Cole’s unflattering statements about her Super Bowl performance, during an interview with V-103 Chicago. She says that she never even had time to respond to Keyshia’s comments the night of the Super Bowl because she was too busy celebrating with the girls. She also revealed that although she may have wanted to respond to the mean-spirited comments, she doesn’t intend to stoop to Keyshia’s level and hurl insults at her because she realizes that she is a role model and doesn’t want to let anyone down.
Check out footage of Michelle’s full response on the following page. What do you think of her decision to take the high road? Do you think she has enough personality to hold down a reality show?
Making it in the music industry as a solo artist is hard enough but when there are two or more people in a group, tensions are bound to arise because mo’ money plus mo’ people equal mo’ problems. Although they made beautiful music together, these 15 popular rap and R&B groups just couldn’t set aside their differences in the long run.
Afrocentric alternative hip-hop group Arrested Development became very popular in the early 90′s. Founded by Speech and his former best friend, DJ Headliner, along with Dionne Farris and spiritual leader Baba Oje, they are best known for their song “Everyday People.” In 1993 the group won Grammys for Best New Artist and Best Rap Performance. They were also tapped by Spike Lee to record a song for his “Malcolm X” biopic that same year. However, Arrested Development never eclipsed the success they had with their debut album. Their sophomore album was panned by critics and shortly after that the group broke up due to “creative differences.” The band patched things up four years later but things were never the same as they struggled to reclaim their popularity in the U.S. Today, the group continues to tour internationally and released their 10th album in 2012.
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Last night I desperately wanted to tweet, “has anybody seen Keyshia Cole tonight,” but I didn’t. Because I thought that would be rude. And I think before I tweet (mostly). But after seeing the foolery that was going on on Keysh’s timeline, I feel like I would have been justified saying whatever the heck I wanted. See for yourself:
Confused what the heck Keyshia Cole was on — again? So is just about every other person on Twitter who went in on her for the second Sunday in a row. I would have thought last week’s Twitter lashing would have been enough for the singer, who is soon about to fade into social media oblivion and become more popular for her tweets than her tracks, to get her act together, but she essentially invited the backlash this week.
See before that “hello” everyone was chilling, including Keyshia. Then for whatever reason — like a child who throws a tantrum in the middle of the grocery store because they aren’t being paid enough attention — she decided to rile up the masses and bring up last week’s business. And then have the nerve to ask “ya’ll still mad?” I think a better question would be “You’re still thirsty?”
And as far as her staying on people’s minds, it’s more like Michelle stays on hers. I’ve never seen someone go so far out of their way to repeatedly shade someone a week after the fact. I think @quietbut_DEADLY summed up Keyshia’s motive perfectly: “You’re tending now. Happy?” Keyshia should remember tweets don’t equal dollars. If she wants to keep eating and not go back to buying Steve Madden’s to wear on the red carpet she might wanna chill. One hundred thousand doesn’t go that far
“I Don’t Care What Anybody Else Says”: Michelle Williams Discusses Sunday’s Halftime Performance, And Her Critics
After a whirlwind weekend reuniting with Kelly and Beyoncé to bring Destiny’s Child back to the masses on Super Bowl Sunday, the very gracious Michelle Williams is in good and positive spirits. This is good news seeing as so many people, including Keyshia Cole leading the pack, were criticizing Williams’ performance during the show as being stiff compared to Kelly and Bey, that she looked unhappy, and as Cole would say, she was “f****N up the groove.” But Williams only has good things to say about her time back on the big stage with her girls, telling Billboard that rumors that she wasn’t happy to be back performing with them and that she couldn’t pull her weight were false.
“Oh the Super Bowl was beautiful! When three good girlfriends are together, you’re free and you don’t care who’s around; you’re just trying to catch up and be goofy. I had a blast. People at home watching… they don’t catch the moments where, like in the ‘Charlie’s Angels’ pose, I was smiling. We were all smiling. I was laughing with my girls. I don’t care what anybody else says. I don’t let it get me down. It was a beautiful thing.”
She also posted on her Facebook page, stating the importance of women supporting one another before lauding the performances of Alicia Keys and Jennifer Hudson, who sang the national anthem and “America the Beautiful” on Sunday.
“It was an honor to share the stage with my sisters Kelly Rowland and Beyoncé on Sunday night. To all my ladies, we must learn to stick together and support each other. The incredible Alicia Keys and Jennifer Hudson did an amazing job too! Thank you to my sister Beyonce for sharing your moment with Destiny’s Child. Love you!”
So there you have it, Michelle isn’t sweating the small stuff, especially since she’s got steady work coming in, including touring with “Fela!” and finishing up on her fourth solo album, a gospel composition, to be released later this year. But with everybody extra crunk about the ladies recently putting out the compilation album, Love Songs, and reuniting on stage, Billboard decided to ask if the ladies would be reuniting once again soon musically. She seemed optimistic, saying, “Who knows. It’s a possibility. I think this was a good moment, and it felt good for all of us and you definitely want those moments again.” Check out her full interview about her new album and kicking it with DC once again via Billboard.
What do you think of her response? And what did you make of her performance on Sunday?