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We’ve seen Rihanna and Chris Brown lookalikes on “Law & Order: SVU,” but are you ready for the real 2 Chainz to hit the set of the crime drama? If not, that’s too bad because it’s happening – according to this pic the self–professed “hair weave killer” posted on Instragram last night.
Imagine my surprise as I scrolled my timeline and came across this image of 2 Chainz with his arm around a scary looking white woman and then realized…gasp!… that’s Olivia Benson. From the grin on his face — and the look of confusion on hers — it’s clear to see he’s a bit more excited about this new venture than Mariska Hargitay is, especially since he put a caption “my new boo” and she’s looking like “why do I have to do this?”
At first I thought 2 Chainz might have just been hanging around on set, but then I noticed another pic of him and Ice-T and a third image that appears to be a script with his name on it and that of the character I assume he’ll be playing, Calvin “Pearlie” Jones. Going by that name, it’s probably safe to assume he’ll be playing either a pimp, drug dealer, rapper or a regular negro living in his mama’s basement.
As interested as I am in catching those details, I’m more concerned with this photo right now and what you think was going through both of their heads in this shot. Caption the pic and tell us what you think.
I’ve been loosely following the whole Coco Austin and Ice T sex tape scandal and I’m not sure if I should feel sad for Coco, and subsequently her husband Ice T, or chalk this up to just a matter of chickens coming home to roost?
I know that there is a delicious irony in seeing a former rapper and self-professed pimp, who made a career of objectifying women including his first wife, now wallow in the same subjugating cess pool he had once championed. However, it is hard for me to celebrate when there is the exploitation of another woman at afoot, even if she is not the beacon of women progression we hope for.
For all intents and purposes, Coco, born Nicole Austin, is the manifestation of everything that is wrong and chauvinistic with our culture. Not only was her entire image birthed out of a desire to appease the male gaze but more specifically, her entire packaging has co-oped and capitalized on a certain bottom heavy aesthetic, which has largely been synonyms with black women. The anomaly of being a white girl with a booty has provided Austin with opportunities that women with dark hues and more genetically natural curves are not afforded, particularly a starring role in a Vegas show. The mainstream sees Austin’s naughty girl routine as bubbly, vivacious and of course, sexay. However those same descriptives are rarely found or used when discussing your average video vixen. In the latter, we are suppose to feel nothing by pity and sympathy for them. Last I checked nobody was offering Karrine “Superhead” Steffans a show anywhere and her sexual posturing is probably more authentic than Austin’s carbon copy in platinum blonde. But I guess when you are white, it will get it done. Hat tip to Jen the Pen…
However the angst over Austin’s hot persona pales in comparison to the sheer ridiculousness that is the Ice-T/Coco’s relationship – or at least the relationship they play out in front of cameras. There is no doubt that the couple loves playing up the whole pimp ho dynamic, And who can blame them? The entire pimp culture has been glamorized through not only Ice T’s music but through films like The Mack and Dolomite. The two have even gone as far as to dress in the attire at a recent award show. But while the Tees revel in the romanticized version of pimping, mainly the bedazzled pimp cups and barely there attire, real life girls (and some boys) are being sold against their wills into prostitution and used as sex slaves. In fact the average age for a girl recruited into the sex trafficking industry is only 12 years old. Fact of the matter is that pimp culture, violence and sexual abuse and manipulation are intertwined. And the sexual domination of mostly women and children by men is probably not the healthiest image you want to promote as man and wife.
This, of course, leads me to the sex tape, which is being shopped around from some rapper, who no one has ever heard of. And perhaps that the point of getting the tape out there. Name recognition, mainly at the expense of a woman, whose own image is clearly not of her own making nor benefit. Case in point, check out how Ice-T responded when he found out about his wife’s Vegas follies. First he publicly chastised his own wife and then he addressed the “haters:”
Don’t worry about me… Worry about earthquakes and hurricanes.. I got this. It’s not about the come up…. It’s all about the comeback!
Everyone with opinions about MY personal life.. Can ‘Eat a Hot Bowl of D-cks’ Check YOUR b-tch.
My wife checks 100k a week….. Worry about your broke ho….. Not your b-tch. Not your concern.
In all this grandstanding and boosting, however, are there any words directed at the guy in question, even after he has threatened Ice T with physical violence? In the end Ice T still gets to maintain his role as the pimp in the situation while Austin, who had to apologize publicly to her husband for her “indiscretions,” bares the brunt of what often befalls those classified as the product. It would seem that it is only cool and respectable when Austin embodied the free-wheeling, sexay girl persona just as long as the beneficiary was Ice T, her husband. But being sexually free and public for herself? Well now, that is just flat out hoe-ish. I guess whoever said pimping wasn’t easy must never thought about what it is like to be the hoe.
Some celebrity men use their fame and fortune to keep upgrading their wives, girlfriends, and side pieces so that they look like they’re 20-something and others just date 20-somethings even when they’re old enough to be their grandfather. Check out these celebrity members of the Babysitter’s Club who aren’t afraid to dip into the last legal generation for a date.
Is it just me or do Russell’s women get younger and whiter the older he gets? His curent girlfriend Hana Nitsche is a German model who is 28 years younger than he is. Come on Russ, that’s pushing it.
You probably haven’t been paying much attention like that, but last week in Hollyweird, there was drama between rapper/actor Ice-T and his wife, the forever half-dressed Coco. While the “model” is well-known for showing off her interesting assets via Instagram, her hubby wasn’t too happy to see that while in Vegas, she took some pics with another rapper, named AP.9, that were just a bit too friendly. Cheeks were touching, kissy faces were made, there was even some snuggling. And while Coco probably thought they were innocent, when the images were put all together in picstitch form, it’s clear that she should have been somewhere with her husband and not hugged up with this random fool. Ice felt the same way, because he lambasted his lady on Twitter for the pictures:
“Don’t get it twisted, I’m not happy about this s**t. Most of [the pics] are disrespectful and in bad taste. She’s made me look and feel like s**t. I say this on Twitter because there’s no way to avoid the obvious misconduct of a married couple.”
And if that wasn’t bad enough, the rapper she was doing the most with in the photos, AP.9, has most recently claimed that he has pictures of Coco naked that she took while with him in a private room. Clearly this guy is not feeling any kind of way about causing drama between the couple, but that’s what thirsty people do for attention, right?
I really didn’t care much about this story when it dropped. I don’t watch the couple’s reality show, I’m not really a fan of Coco’s attire a majority of the time, and when Ice-T isn’t on Law & Order: SVU, I honestly don’t need to know what he’s up to. But I found myself feeling a certain way after I saw the pictures of Coco and AP.9 being very inappropriate. This is because I suddenly remembered that I had been in Ice-T’s place, where my partner was caught taking suspect pics with other women, and it was sooooooo embarrassing.
While in a pretty serious relationship in college, my boyfriend at the time was celebrating his birthday. I had a lot of big plans for him the day before, but as his big day came upon us, I came down with flu-like symptoms that I couldn’t hide for anything. We did lunch, I gave him his gift, and seeing how terrible I appeared physically, my boyfriend thanked me for my attempts, but told me I was more than welcome to go home and get some rest. And that’s what I did.
The next day, I woke up feeling much better, only to see that my boyfriend had been tagged in a bunch of photos that appeared in my timeline on Facebook. As a quick back story, for some reason, my boyfriend was friends with a girl that I had known first and fallen out with. I accepted that they were cool because I’m not one to give demands about who people can and can’t hang out with. But because she and I fell out so badly, imagine my surprise and rage when I saw that not only had she been in the photos with my boyfriend, but she was acting very inappropriately with him in every picture they were in. This
heffa girl and two of her friends went to my boyfriend’s dorm room and brought him a cake for his birthday. While that was sweet, what proceeded was a hot a** mess. Back in the day, Facebook was all about bored people taking pictures on a random night and putting the pics online to show everyone, and that’s what they did. These ladies proceeded to kiss my man on his cheeks, sit on his lap, wrap their hands around his chest, jump up in his arms (booty all in the air), and there was even one EXTREMELY disrespectful picture of my enemy and my boyfriend, him holding her legs as if they were doing the wheelbarrow position (clothes on). She was hella smug in the photos, almost as if she was laughing at my dumb sick behind as I was laid up in the bed trying to get back to my healthy self. And while I could have snatched her (I did in my head), I came for his head, not hers, because he should have known and done better.
When I picked up the phone and called him, I can’t tell you how enraged I was. Not only had he behaved inappropriately, and with a chick I had personal issues with, but he embarrassed me by letting himself be tagged in photos that were seen by many people. After breaking down for him all the ways in which he had gone wrong, he clicked through the photos and realized that they were really and truly bad. He apologized for his mistake then, but even now, the photos are still under “Photos of Me” on his page. This is one of like 200 reasons why things didn’t work out between us.
You know, it’s already hard enough for people to be comfortable with folks having friends of the opposite sex, but when stuff like this happens, trust that you’re supposed to have in your partner definitely starts to diminish a little. What my ex-boyfriend did that he thought was so innocent was actually almost as bad as him cheating, because he not only played himself publicly, but he played me publicly too. Not to mention that he had my friends calling me acting a fool too (one of my close girlfriends at school even took it upon herself to have words with that ex-friend/enemy of mine and drama ensued). Aside from trust being a huge thing in a relationship, RESPECT is essential. When a person does things to compromise their relationship because they were trying to be “cute” or friendly with others, they’re being extremely disrespectful. And even though Ice shouldn’t have checked her on Twitter (tackalicious), she definitely needed a talking to. While me and my college boo didn’t make it for this reason and many more, hopefully this issue will be something Ice and Coco can get past. But for now, let’s hope that the only person she stays hugged up on is her man. Oh, and maybe those really cute bulldogs they own (no more balls in face pics though please)…
Photo courtesy of The Jasmine Brand.
‘I Wouldn’t Care If You Were A Prostitute, And You Hit Every Man That You Ever Knew…’ Celebs Who Don’t Care About Their Woman’s Past
Women like to shade other ladies with questionable or busy pasts, but it’s clear a lot of men don’t feel the same way. These 15 celebrities didn’t care where their boo-thangs had been before they dated, slept with, or married them — and they don’t care what we have to say about it either.
We couldn’t start this list without acknowledging the man who inspired the headline. When you come out with a song titled, “Prostitute Flange” and announce, “I Wouldn’t Care If You Were a Prostitute and You Hit Every Man That You Ever Knew. See It Wouldn’t Make A Difference If That Was Way Before Me And You Girl,” you can only assume he’s living what he’s rapping about. We can’t say if he was literally speaking on the past of ex-girlfriend Trina, who joined him on that track, but every now and again Weezy’s face pops up in an Instagram pic with a random groupie, and that special relationship he has with Superhead is oh so suspect.
A few nights ago, while out partying in Las Vegas Coco Austin, wife of rapper and television actor Ice-T, engaged in some friendly flirting—which was probably totally innocent. However, Coco decided it was a good idea to take suggestive photos of said flirting, and post the photos on her Instagram account for both her husband and the world to see.
According to Us, the photos showed Coco cozying up to rapper AP.9 —one was of Coco playfully closing her eyes while the rapper kisses her cheek; another of AP.9 burrying his face in Coco’s neck while she provocatively stares into the camera.
Ice-T was not pleased by the photos. And he made his opinions loud and clear shortly after on Twitter.
Read more at YourTango.com.
Nicki Minaj rapped about Mitt Romney. Shyne recently slammed President Obama. Killer Mike called out Obama on his latest CD. So has hip hop abandoned Obama?
In 2008, many people believed one of the main reasons Barack Obama prevailed was because the hip hop community put their full weight—money, endorsement, promoting the vote and the man (such as P. Diddy’s “Vote or Die” campaign) — behind the then-presidential candidate. There is even a school of thought that theorizes that young white voters, especially college kids, backed Obama because they are of the hip-hop generation. That they were more comfortable with the thought of a black president because through hip hop they have embraced black culture. At the time, Dr. Benjamin Chavis, president and CEO of the Hip Hop Summit Action Network, said, “The early results of the presidential election verifies that the hip-hop generation is a responsible and caring generation. Hip-hop artists and icons, male and female, all worked hard to make sure the issues and the interests of young people were represented. President Elect Obama now has a serious mandate from the hip-hop generation. Hip-hop transcends race and will continue to be a force for change, not only in America, but also throughout the world.”
This time around, hip hop is once again coming to Obama’s aide. On October 27 in Teaneck, NJ, Lenny “The Barber” Hansen closes out the 2012 presidential election with the “Respect My Vote/Fright Night Concert.” Hip hop stars Machine Gun Kelly, Meek Mill, legend Ice T, Funk Master Flex, DJ Wallah and others will make the “Respect My Vote / Fright Night Concert.”
For the event, Lenny the Barber and his Carefree Nation team partnered with 2 Chainz and the Hip Hop Caucus, to bring together some of the biggest names in hip hop and American politics all in an effort to get young people to exercise their vote.
Other rappers are pulling for Obama with independent acts of support. Even though the President once called Kanye a “jackass,”the rapper has been hitting the streets to encourage people to vote for Obama even it has been reported missing girlfriend Kims birthday in lieu of campaigning for Obama. Jay Z and Beyonce recently hosted a mega bucks, star-studded fundraiser for Obama. BET also recently followed hip hop veterans like Treach, Snoop Lion, RZA, DJ Kay Gee, and Ice Cube speak on personal experiences showing their support for President Obama.
Still, the passion and drive doesn’t seem to be there as it was in 2008. Maybe because it’s a re-election? What do you think?
“Sit yo five dollar azz down before I make change.” There’s no way we can talk about this movie without that line coming up. Mario Van Peebles, in his directorial debut, struck gold. New Jack City was a cult and commercial classic, becoming the highest grossing independent feature of 1991. You know the story, you quote the lines but we bet you didn’t these behind the scenes secrets about the film. Check them out.
Let me be clear in saying, I’m talking Louisiana Creole descent. Sorry if you clicked and were looking for one of the many other kinds. But where was I?
Frenchcreole.com identifies Creole people as a broad cultural group of people of all races who share a French or Spanish background. No matter how you come to the conclusion that one is Creole (and please, let’s not get into the colorstruck aspects of it all), there are many people who identify as such, and they speak a wide variety of languages. In our random travels through the Internet (or da Intanetz as we like to call it), we were surprised to find a number of celebrities who are of the Louisiana Creole heritage. If you’re nosey like us, you probably want to know who. Check it out.
Sheila Escovedo is hands down one of the coolest people to ever pick up a set of drumsticks and go to town on the drums, and if you didn’t know, she’s also of Mexican and Louisiana Creole heritage. Her father, famous drummer Pete Escovedo, is Mexican-American, while her mother, Juanita Escovedo (formerly Gardere), is French and black. I’ve been a fan since homegirl showed up in Krush Groove and dropped The Glamorous Life, but I can say that I didn’t know she was Creole…
Gangster Rapper turned actor, Ice-T has much to say about Wall Street brokers and the war over in the Middleast. In an interview with BlackVoices, Ice-T shares his raw opinion on everything from drugs, to Hip-Hop, to marriage. Read here for more…
*Warning – this interview contains explicit language.