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Do you get nervous every time you hear someone cough? Have you been checking your news feed just for Ebola updates? This post is for everyone with a bottle of Purell and a no-touching policy. You’re not the only ones trying to keep Ebola at bay.
I was hoping that the Instagram/Twitter sparring between Snopp Dogg/Lion and Iggy Azalea would result in both of them verbally punching each other until they got exhausted and had no other choice but to retreat to their corners to have a damn seat. But alas, the fuckery never tires…
Seriously, there are no winners in this situation.
For one, Snoop Lion is a lying ass lion – pure and simple. He targeted the girl in a meme. Now, whether it was for play or for real (more on that later), is debatable. Point is, old girl was offended. And being the more mature one of the two, he could have easily cleared the entire situation with an “My Bad, I wasn’t trying to offend…” or “I didn’t mean it like that…” But instead, he basically goes ape-shit on her some more.
Now granted, some of the back and forth between the two was pretty funny (you got to give Azalea points for the picture of Snoop under the caption: When Your Drug Addicted Aunt Gets Clean jab), but some of Snoop’s rhetoric was unnecessary aggressive and just flat out mean. And it is quite hypocritical considering that his original defense to all of this was that, he “was only jokin.” But it stopped being funny after Azalea spoke up for herself and even had the gall to throw a couple of insults of her own in his direction. Then it turned personal for him. And then came the threats of further harassment if Azalea didn’t learn that she “Betta not say shit.”
Snoop’s violently antagonistic reaction is a powerful reminder of just how dangerous the ego can be. Also misogyny. As there is little doubt that his passionate responses to her, which got less funnier by the tweet, was being fueled by a broken ego, further shredded by a woman with enough gall to stand up for her self – and to a man. And while some folk might want to dismiss it all as usual business within rap beefs, I highly doubt that Snoop would have even called out a male rapper on Instagram like that, even if he was only joking. And I highly doubt that he would have let the “joke” get this far if this too had been a male rapper. He probably would have respected the other man’s frustrations and likely apologized – much like he had after T.I reportedly stepped in to mediate the beef.
And while none of us should be surprised that a man, who is responsible for such classic women-empowering songs (snark for those, who don’t know) as “Ain’t No Fun (If the Homies Can’t Have None),” might be a little misogynistic, he does not get a pass for misogynous behavior just because he is known – and celebrated by most – for his misogyny. Moreover, while I’m not feeling Iggy Azalea one bit artistically, I think she had Snoop’s entire behavior pegged right when she tweeted out: “its like the guy that asks for your number and then says you ugly and a bitch when you say no…”
With that said, she is neither hero or saint in this situation. While it is undoubtedly true that Snoop acted horribly, I’m not sure of exactly why she was mad in the first place?
Granted, Snoop compared her untouched face and facial features to an albino makeup-free Black woman with corn rows, but how is that a bad thing? And what about the comparison was so offensive? The albinism? Or the Blackness? Or maybe even the cornrows? No seriously, why was she mad?
What’s most perplexing about Azalea’s angst here, is that there was another way to take this meme. Basically, it could have also been read as a compliment, saying that she might be a White blonde-hair Australian, but beneath it all she is just one of us. You know, down? Now, I’m not necessarily a fan of the Black pass, but some Black folks have been praising culturally-appreciative, “cool” White folks like that for many years (ahem, Teena Marie…).
And sure the message within Snoop’s original joke might have been audacious, but Snoop is not Afternoon Tea the Dorchester. Snoop is Hip Hop. Therefore, I would think that a fellow emcee within this audacious space – particularly a rapper, whose entire career thus far has centered around mimicking the cultural and aesthetically distinctions of certain Southern Black woman – would feel a tinge of honor with being compared to said imitated Black woman.
Even if Snoop meant it offensively, which is admittedly is arguable, she could have turned it around on Snoop and discussed all the ways in which he missed the mark with that joke. Black women are beautiful. Albino women are beautiful. And we are all worthy of respect. But instead she got mad. And not just regular mad, Azalea put a cape on it and got super-mad within an entire Twitter rant about how he allegedly betrayed her – for calling her a Black woman. Nope, neither of the two here deserves any bit of sympathy here.
What I see in this beef isn’t so much how Black women have been left to their own devices against similar attacks levied at them while everyone in the world seems to want to step in and defend Azalea, which has been rightfully pointed out by fellow emcee and abuse taker Azealia Banks. But more so, it’s about how a Black woman is being used as both agitation as well as a source of offense and worse, no one has bothered to apologize or even think about her at all in this matter.
Well, I’m thinking about her. And somewhere in this vast world, I hope this anonymous woman, whose picture had been misappropriated as fodder to fuel this beef, eventually comes forward to burns their records and tell both of these losers to go to Hell.
Gospel singer, Erica Campbell is in love with her husband, honey. And as some of y’all know, love has the tendency to overflow sometimes. And in the early hours of this morning Erica let some of hers spill over onto social media.
At around 3 am (Eastern) and 1 am (Pacific), she posted a picture of her producer husband Warryn Campbell. Nothing unusual about that. But the hashtags told the full story. See what she had to say below.
Mmmmm this guy sure does make me happy in sooo many ways… #lawdhamercy #goodstuff #mine #chocolatetastegood #grown #maybeishouldgetoffsocialmedia #ummm #goodnight #betterthingstodo #undefiled #latenight #hallelujah #satisfied #nasty
Oop… Christians know the “marriage bed is undefiled” scripture all too well. And for those of you who are unfamiliar, basically, anything goes once you’ve tied the knot.
I’m sure there may be some people who take issue with Erica putting her husband’s bedroom skills on Instagram but personally, I kind of dig it. So many times, we receive messages that sex and fun cease once a couple gets married. And of course the old antiquated attitudes of women not enjoying sex at all or as much as men, still persist. So good for Erica and Warryn.
What do you think about Erica’s post on Instagram? Is it too much or too cute?
Remember this past summer when that picture of Jackie Christie’s boobs surfaced on the internet? It wasn’t a good look.
And apparently we weren’t the only ones who thought so.
Recently, TMZ ran into Jackie Christie and they asked her about the photo “leak” and she wanted to set the record straight.
“I was Instagramming a picture because you know on Instagram they have these cool features where you can put filters. And I had sent Doug the picture before, like a year before. And I decided I’m going to put one with a filter with like a cartoon filter. So I was trying to do it through Instagram. Well, it posted on accident. Within seconds I hit delete. Well somebody, somewhere in the world, some girl had her phone–she must be stalking my phone–she snapped it, screenshot it, sent it to all the tabloids.
I was devastated. My kids were upset, my husband almost left me. It was the worst thing. Doug was pissed and he don’t get mad about a lot. He was mad. He said it was totally irresponsible and how could I do that?
I was in the dog house for a good week. Anything I posted, he would look at my page. He’s finally over it because now I’ve posted a lot of things about eating right and health.”
Poor Jackie. At first, I really did believe she intentionally released that picture; but listening to her story, I kind of think she just really didn’t know what the hell she was doing with her phone. And on another note, Doug might talk all big and bad but everybody knows he ain’t going nowhere.
What do you think of Jackie’s unfortunate photo leak? Was it an accident?
Church humor is getting hilarious on Instagram. Get ready for some funny stuff to look forward to next Sunday.
As depicted by the Real Housewives of Atlanta. Why does Kenya look like she just realized it’s true?
Saying Mondays are the worst is an understatement. The weekend has gone to soon, the work day is too long and you just #can’t. So feel free to send this to anyone who you need to give you a little space because the theme right now is #nottoday.
Yesterday, Apollo Nida was supposed to turn himself in at noon to begin serving his eight year prison sentence. But things didn’t exactly work out like that. Reports say Nida allegedly spent his last few hours at the strip club and then stormed over to Phaedra’s to argue and pack a bag. Bruh, you can’t take it with you.
Anyway, he eventually got his act together and surrendered.
But he sent a message to all of his fans before he went in.
“Well everyone, I have finally arrived at the penitentiary. I’m about to go asunder. Thank you for the support and prayer. Stay tuned and you’ll hear from me shortly.”
Yes, you read that correctly. Unfortunately, Apollo used the word asunder, which, just doesn’t make sense in this context.
I know Apollo was wrong but I still feel sorry for the guy. Eight years is a helluva long time to be away from your children.
We’re sure when he comes back, we’ll be hearing from him…
His friend Peter Thomas sent his friend a farewell message.
“My homeboy @apollonida03 is about to leave us for a min, I need him to know that everyone don’t always get it right, life is a working progress, I will be around for you my brother when you come back home, ONE LOVE. God willing.”
It’s ok, his heart was in the right place.
Anyway, best wishes to Apollo.
You know, all of your followers ain’t your friends. That is particularly true when you’re a celebrity. In fact, many people follow celebrities they “don’t like” just so they can look at their pictures and tell them how much they don’t like them.
Something like this happened to Monica recently. Except the follower was telling Monica just how much she didn’t like the braids she was wearing during her vacation in Antigua with husband Shannon Brown.
And instead of keeping that thought inside her head, the woman decided to share it when Monica posted this picture.
Loved it here!!! #Antigua thank u for your kindness… Everything was beautiful!!! #AllSmiles off to My Babies #LaiyahRomeloRocko
The follower responded:
Monica didn’t take that sitting down. Here’s what she had to say:
People love to say “My opinion” as if that negates any rudeness in their comment. Of course it’s your opinion but every thought doesn’t need to be communicated. And if you do choose to share, be prepared for the clapback.
In the words of Kenya Moore, don’t come for me unless I send for you.
Admittedly, I’ve fallen behind on my “Atlanta Exes” viewing because the last time I watched Christina Johnson, Cee Lo’s ex wife, and Willie Wallace had just gone on their first date and she was trying to determine if she was comfortable dating a man who was still technically and legally married.
Well,I don’t have to watch the show to know that the two are still together and, judging by each of their social media pages, going quite strong. Wallace called homegirl his “woman crush everyday” and said she was the only woman he wanted to spend the rest of his life with.
Well, that escalated quickly.
And after dealing with Cee Lo’s philandering ways, it seems that Christina is a bit protective of her new boo. Now that Willie’s on tv and what not, the groupies have descended. One of them sent Willie a DM, basically inviting him to look at her booty and hit her up if he ever found himself single again.
I can’t make this stuff up. And luckily I don’t have to because Christina took a screenshot and posted it on her page.
Am I the only person tickled by #TeamCancer? People take this astrological sign thing entirely too far. Anyway, I blotted out what could have been Miss Educated’s real name but left her user name because that page has since been deleted. I’m sure all of Christina’s newfound fans and other internet trolls have completely annihilated her notifications.
Johnson didn’t just post the thirstiness, she also responded in the caption.
It amazes me how utterly “THOTFUL” and blatantly disrespectful (of course while claiming to mean “no disrespect”) some women can be (and I use this term loosely). But I thank you @williewallace_ for being the MAN you are and sharing with me the THOTFULLNESS of @miss_educated_to_you. I love MY SISTERS BUT WE CAN’T KEEP DOING THIS TO ONE ANOTHER. If you see with your own eyes that someone is happy in their relationship why would you want to plant those kind of seeds? Remember you reap what you sow! Sending Love and Light! <3 #letsbreakstereotypes #womantowoman #loveandlight #sisterhood
While we can argue about whether or not Christina should have put this woman on blast, her words are pretty on point. What do you think about her Instagram clapback sent with love and light?
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