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“K No Sales” Memphitz Comes For K Michelle…Again

December 19th, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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Just when you thought the beef between K.Michelle and her ex boyfriend Memphitz was dying down, the producer logged on to his Instagram account to throw some shade. During the first week of her album, Anybody Wanna Buy A Heart, being on shelves, she sold 90 thousand records. And while that might be quite the accomplishment for some, Memphitz didn’t think much of it.

So he posted a picture of Tupac with this caption:

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Source: Instagram

Aye Pac, did you here [sic] Atlantic Records is bout to give out they first plaque made out of Pure Copper nigga?? This shit is Like History B. #WhereTheyDoThatAt?? I guess they bought more Hearts than albums. 

Obviously, that whole and particularly the last line is a jab at K. Michelle’s album.

But he wasn’t finished.

Then, Memphitz posted a picture of a penny and wrote this:

Memphitz Comes For K Michelle Again

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& the First Copper Plaque ever in the World goes toooo…Drumroll please…K. NoSales!! AMAZING!!! The People want to know! How’d you do it!??? 

There were plenty of celebratory emojis in between like balloons, bells, whistles and even a trophy.

I’m not going to lie, my first reaction was a sincere chuckle. But upon further reflection, you have to wonder why K Michelle is still so heavy on this man’s mind. Particularly when he claims he’s moved on and is very married to Toya Wright.

I know that he believes K Michelle lied on him about the domestic abuse thing. There have been some inconsistencies in her story. But the court documents proved that. This type of pettiness makes Memphitz seem like a bully which is not a good look when he’s been fighting these allegations for years.

It’s been years since Memphitz dated K Michelle, why are you giving her play on your personal Instagram page?

What do you think about Memphitz’s comments?

“Never Let A Person Get Comfortable Disrespecting You” Karrueche Says She Is Done Giving Second Chances

December 17th, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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 Karrueche Says She Is Done Giving Second Chances

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Linda, honey, listen. I am really pulling for Karrueche to stay the hell away from Chris Brown. I’m not particularly a fan of hers, I just hate to see a woman put up with that much public disrespect without coming to the decision that she can do so much better. And that is the case with Karrueche. Despite public opinion, she is actually out here working. She has things going for her. In a nutshell, she can do better.

And apparently, Karrueche seems to believe that’s the case as well. At least, that’s what her Instagram posts suggest.

First she posted the image above, herself standing in front of a gang of pink roses. And she included the caption: “Your eyes never lie, even if they tell.” which is a line from Kendrick Lamar’s song “Real”… which also mentions roses, the material perks of being in love but also, “what love got to do with it, when you don’t love yourself?” Sound familiar?

And then if that weren’t enough… Karrueche also posted this very blatant and bold message.

 Karrueche Says She Is Done Giving Second Chances

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Well there you have it. I don’t know Karrueche but if I saw her on the street, I’d tell homegirl to stay strong.

He Tried It: Lil Kim’s Baby Daddy Posts Picture Of Nicki Minaj On Instagram

December 16th, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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Lil Kim's Baby Daddy Posts Picture Of Nicki Minaj On Instagram

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Lil Kim and the father of her child Royal Reign must be on the outs. Because the rapper just took to Instagram posting a picture of Nicki Minaj, booty tooted on a rug, in front of a fireplace. You know just in time for the holidays and what not.

As you can imagine, fans of Lil Kim who are also following Mr. Papers are outraged and have expressed their discontent in the comment section. A few thousand have unfollowed him, presumably as a result.

In the best case scenario, Mr. Papers would have been hacked by someone. But judging by the image he posted before this one…

Lil Kim's Baby Daddy Posts Picture Of Nicki Minaj On Instagram

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…he’s in his feelings. The two probably have broken up already.

This is pretty low down. Everyone knows that Lil Kim and Nicki Minaj are pretty much arch enemies. For him to post this picture is the ultimate slap in the face. This is like your man posting a sexy picture of that crazy coworker you had to cuss out. And this is after years of you telling him how that heffa makes your skin crawl. There’s no coming back for this one. And to add insult to injury,  he at mentioned Nicki Minaj. It’ll be interesting to see what happens with these two. But I’m willing to bet there’s no coming back from this one. The sad thing is they’ll always be involved in each other’s lives one way or another because of the child they share.

Take That Twitter! Instagram Says It Has More Users–300 Million In Fact

December 15th, 2014 - By Ann Brown
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Move over Twitter! Instagram now has more users. According to the photo-sharing app, it has reached more than 300 million users worldwide. And Instagram users share more than 70 million photos and videos daily.

But to improve authenticity, Instagram will start verifying accounts for celebrities, athletes and brands.

Seems Facebook’s billion-dollar acquisition of Instagram was good for the app. In March they had 200 million users, so the newly released numbers mark a major jump.

The app will be making major changes. “Instagram also announced the addition of verified badges for celebrities, athletes and brands, making it easier for users to identify and connect with authentic accounts; verified badges, such as those used by Twitter, are typically little icons that appear next to a person’s user name, denoting that his or her identity has been verified by the company,” reports The Los Angeles Times.

Instagram has been busy deactivating spammy accounts so that those accounts will no longer be included in follower counts.

When breaking down the social media networks, Facebook is tops with 1.3 billion users worldwide and attracts 66 percent of its monthly visitors in the U.S. to its service daily, according to a survey by stock research firm UBS.

Instagram is second with 43 percent of monthly users in the U.S. logging in daily while Twitter is now third at 40 percent.

NFL Player Darnell Dockett Defends His Creepy Malia Obama Post

December 4th, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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Earlier this week, we told you about the now infamous Instagram post from NFL player Darnell Dockett featuring Malia Obama.  While I found it disgusting, some argued that it “wasn’t a big deal” because it was a repost and he only included the caption “LMAO” and “OMGGG” not the initial “When her prom?” comment. Anyway, after all the negative media attention he’s received, Darnell took to Twitter to explain himself and scold the media and social media users for reporting or misreporting the story. Here’s what he had to say.

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Yall chill I never said anything about the presidents daughter “not one thing” all I did was repost my boy IG pic. Get your facts straight! — DARNELL DOCKETT (@ddockett) December 3, 2014

Ok, Darnell. Since you have a daughter, perhaps you should ask yourself how you would feel if a grown man posted a picture of your daughter. And not a picture of her face, but her behind. And then said, “I didn’t say anything.” It was just a repost.

Nah, B!

You were wrong. And you’re right, you can post whatever you want but not without consequence. So, perhaps deleting your Twitter account until you get your mind right might not be such a bad idea.

She’s Only 16! NFL Player Comments On Malia Obama’s Body On Instagram

December 2nd, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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NFL Player Comments On Malia Obama's Body On Instagram

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A lot of people, women and men alike, have dismissed the whole movement to end street harassment, claiming that it’s not that big of a deal. It should be ignored. The comments strange men direct toward us women, about our bodies, on the street, are compliments.

But the problem is these comments in the manner and prevalence with which they’re directed to all women and apparently young girls, represents a sick type of entitlement. Men feel entitled to our bodies, to the point where they feel comfortable to say these things to a complete stranger, someone’s daughter, sister, friend.

You need look no further than football player Darnell Dockett’s Instagram page to see this entitlement. Against better judgment, Dockett posted a picture of the President Obama’s eldest daughter Malia Obama walking out of the Portrait Gallery. In the blurry image, you can see Malia’s shape. The image was circulated all over the internet, specifically Twitter with men well over 18 commenting on her behind, as if she weren’t still a minor…and the president’s daughter.

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And Dockett posted this image on his Instagram account. Actually, it was a repost. Which is much of the problem. The original poster wrote: “When her prom?” Darnell reposted it with an “Lmfaooo.” 

Some of you might not consider that to be a major offense, but in Internet speak, an “Lmfaooo” is basically a cosign. So, no Darnell doesn’t get a pass for this one.

As you might assume, with Dockett being a public figure and all, his followers let him know this was wrong…and stupid.

He deleted the photo but not before someone had a chance to grab a screenshot.

Poor Malia. She has Secret Service Agents with her when she leaves the house and even she is not immune. And after the ridiculous and disgusting Elizabeth Lauten comments, I think we can all agree that she’s had enough, right?

What do you think should happen to Dockett? Should he be reprimanded by the NFL for this? Should he be suspended? After all, with sexualizing and sex trafficking underaged girls so common in this country, it’s not an attitude that should be taken lightly. Or should we ignore it since he deleted the comment, seemingly grasping the error of his ways?

As I mentioned before, Dockett wasn’t the only one. Should his status as a professional athlete/celebrity result in him being used as an example to discourage this type of behavior? How do we let men know that directing their sexual urges toward underaged girls is never appropriate? And more importantly, why don’t they know this already?

What do you think? Either way, Darnell needs to watch his mouth—or social media presence–before he ends up missing. Barack and Michelle don’t play that.

So, Actually Monica Is Not Studying To Be A Nurse, But She Is Doing Something New

November 21st, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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Earlier this week, we thought Monica was pursing a career in nursing when she posted a picture of herself in scrubs on her Instagram page.

Well, that’s not exactly correct. Necole Bitchie reached out to Monica for more details and she explained what’s really going on.

I’m not studying to be a nurse. I have a great respect for nurses. Especially, seeing first hand all that they do & how they selflessly give of themselves. It is mandatory that we wear scrubs in my field as well. I’ve always had an interest in forensics. In my field we focus on giving the family much needed answers and closure in the event that they lose a loved one. I enjoy helping families during one of the most difficult times in their life.

Thanks for checking with me. My post was never intended to be misleading. It was meant to just be encouraging because some days it’s just not easy but it’s all possible if u stay encouraged & believe.

We’re still impressed, a bit more so actually.

Side Hustle: Who Knew Monica Brown Was Something Like A Nurse?

November 20th, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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Looks like Monica is a woman with many talents. Earlier today, the singer took to Instagram to show us what she does in her free time. As someone who follows Monica, I don’t know where she finds said free time, currently working on an album, attending her husband’s basketball games and actively raising her three children. But somehow she makes it work.

And in addition to all those things, Monica is pursing her passion for healthcare work, or nursing specifically.

She posted this picture of herself in scrubs with the following caption.

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Source: Instagram

I really dig this little fun fact about Monica and am certainly glad she shared it. It’s a nice reminder that many of our talents and skills extend beyond just one area. And we shouldn’t be afraid to start from square one and pursue the other ones as well. Kudos to Monica.

And on another, scarier note.

After she left work and went back to her car, she found that someone was attempting to sleep in her car.

Check out the video of the police attempting to remove the man from her car below.

On Owning Your Partner And Why I Had To Unfollow Him On Instagram

November 18th, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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I know people generally regard the Smith family as weird. And I know the recent interview Willow and Jaden just did with the New York Times, won’t make things any better. But I can’t help but dig them. Yeah, Willow and Jaden are certainly different. There’s no denying that. But they also have a freedom that most teenagers–and hell even most adults–will never know. And while people are always pointing at Will and Jada as if they’ve screwed up, I think some of their philosophies have actually been rather helpful.

And not just for their children either, I know they’ve helped me.

Last year, as is always the case, the issue of Will and Jada’s presumably open marriage came up once again. And finally, in a statement Jada said, “Will can do whatever he wants…” 

It didn’t help quell the rumors. Instead, for the people who believed the two had an open marriage, it confirmed it. And in an attempt to clarify, Jada took to her Facebook page, (which is full of gems by the way), to expound.

Do we believe loving someone means owning them? Do we believe that ownership is the reason someone should “behave”? Do we believe that all the expectations, conditions, and underlying threats of “you better act right or else” keep one honest and true? Do we believe that we can have meaningful relationships with people who have not defined nor live by the integrity of his or her higher self? What of unconditional love? Or does love look like, feel like, and operate as enslavement? Do we believe that the more control we put on someone the safer we are? What of TRUST and LOVE?

Should we be married to individuals who can not be responsible for themselves and their families within their freedom? Should we be in relationships with individuals who we can not entrust to their own values, integrity, and LOVE…for us???

Here is how I will change my statement…Will and I BOTH can do WHATEVER we want, because we TRUST each other to do so. This does NOT mean we have an open relationship…this means we have a GROWN one.

I read this last year. And even though I didn’t think it was a lesson I needed to learn at the time, it stuck with me. Because, unbeknownst to me, I would need it later.

For years I’d been in a situationship. Everything kept us from being together in an official capacity. I mean everything: age, timing, distance, lack of trust, immaturity (on his part), dishonesty (on my part) and then eventually brokenness (on both of our parts). And so, after many years, the situationship ended…again. And though there was friendly-ish communication on social media afterward, this time the permanency felt more real.

But you know, matters of the heart. You can know something is over and still care and still want to know how that person is doing, what’s going on in their life. So even though I knew it was over, I decided I would be mature enough to continue following him on social media, or the one social media outlet I still followed him on: Instagram.

I could write a whole anthology on the ways in which social media can bring madness and mayhem into the very palm of your hand.

And that’s exactly what happened.

At first it was all good, I’d like the comical posts, pictures of his adorable niece, inspirational messages, life goal progress. All of that. I was so mature I had to commend myself.

And then the new boo started making appearances. At first I was lying to myself. ‘Oh, maybe she’s a friend.’  But it wasn’t long before there was a picture that was just to obvious to ignore. And when I saw it, I was shocked. Not at the relationship or the declaration of the relationship but my response to it.

I happen to know of the new boo. I went to high school with her. And though we were far from close, I always assumed she was a nice person. She always had a smile on her face and struck me as having a positive spirit.

But seeing that same smiling face on his page, I could literally feel the bile in my stomach rising up, my skin heating up and my lips turning up in both disgust and to keep any vomit from seeping out.

Just as my head was about to start spinning in Exorcist fashion, Jada’s words came back to me, with an explicit instruction from God:

“Veronica, you don’t own him. She’s a nice girl and he has every right to move on with his life. And if you can’t be happy for him, then you need to unfollow his page.” 

I am one of thee nosiest people in the world; and it pained me to do so, but I started unfollowing him instantly.

That was real maturity.

So Jada’s words resonate with me. So many times in marriages, relationships and even situationships we feel, even if we don’t admit it to ourselves, that we own the person. We like to put pretend stipulations on what they can and can’t do, forgetting the very real fact that we all have our own autonomy and can all do whatever we want.

I know some of you will read Jada’s comments and interpret them to mean that she allows Will to sleep with other women.

I don’t see it that way.

Jada acknowledges that in her mortality, she is not enough to stop Will from doing whatever he wants to do. He’s a grown man, with free will…and in his profession, plenty of access. People say it all the time, if a man is going to cheat on you, he’ll find a way.

But being that she truly knows Will and subsequently married him because she knows him, she trusts that he won’t do certain things. And it’s not because she wields any power or control over him. It’s because she trusts and believes in his own integrity and the decisions he’s made for his own life.

I’ll say that again. Decisions he made for himself, not because she’ll leave him or divorce him or step out too, but because these are the principals that are important to him as an individual, principals which she just so happens to benefit from as his wife and mother of his children.

All that relationship advice we consume about how to keep a man and how to make sure he stays faithful, have all been simplified by Jada’s words.

Instead of playing power games, learning a new move in the bedroom, giving ultimatums, sneaking through his stuff, or asking to smell his dick, choose to be with, surround yourself and even have children with men, women, people who not only possess their own sense of integrity and accountability but can actually prove they live by it. You and your relationship will be happier for it.

Who’s Down With the KKK?: Celebrities Who Made Big Social Media Mistakes

November 12th, 2014 - By Meg Butler
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Did you see Kim Kardashian’s post about the KKK? She’s not the only celebrity caught posting on Instagram when they shouldn’t. These celebrities made hilarious, awkward and frustrating Instagram mistakes that the internet just can’t forget.

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Kim Kardashian’s Joke About the KKK

Yesterday, Kim posted this Instagram meme captioned “true,” right after the real KKK announced that it was going to become more racially diverse. But even though this post about the Kardashian’s love of black men and all things “K” got more than 405,000 likes and 26,000 comments in just two hours, not everyone found it funny.

One follower posted, “Date the whole NBA, who cares? But show a modicum of respect. The Klan killed and terrorized our people.”