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Amber Rose Expresses Her “Frustration” With Being Asked About Her Past, But We’re Not Sure Why

October 27th, 2015 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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On Sunday’s Watch What Happens Live, Amber Rose was a guest on the show, there to promote her new book How To Be A Bad B—h. And while Rose was hoping to promote her literary efforts, we all know that Andy Cohen was about getting the tea. While chatting with Rose, he spent a majority of the time asking her about people in her past–specifically the Kardashians, Kanye West, Wiz Khalifa and Tyga, who is bestie Blac Chyna’s ex (whom she rightfully put on blast earlier this year). But Rose wasn’t here for it. When asked about the Kardashians and Jenners during Cohen’s popular game of Plead the Fifth, Rose declined to speak about them. In fact, she refused all questions.  And when specifically asked about West, Rose said, “I’m NOT talking about Kanye or the Kardashians at all.”

And while Cohen was clearly rattled by her decision not to play along, no one was more perturbed by the evening’s escapades than Rose. She would later state on Jenny McCarthy’s SiriusXM radio program Dirty, Sexy, Funny with Jenny McCarthy, that the constant questions about the people in her past are beyond frustrating at this point in her life and her career. Check it:

“I was upset about the interview. It’s just like, literally from the second I walked in, it was Kardashian, Kanye, Kardashian. I’m just like, I wrote a book. I really wrote a f–king book. It took me a year for me to write this book! But like, Jesus f–king Christ! How’s my son doing? He’s well, thank you for asking! I love Andy, and I understand that he has a show. I get it. I’m not mad at him. But I would like people to understand my frustration.

I’m very frustrated with that. There are so many more things. I’m very bubbly; I’m a really cool girl, and I’m an open book. So if you ask me about things that are actually relevant in my life, I will definitely answer those questions. Don’t ask me about sh-t from six years ago.”

You know, I like Amber Rose. Because a majority of the time, she owns up to her sh-t, including her past, and she has no regrets. And while I can understand getting irritated by a constant barrage of questions about my ex and his new boo, Rose’s irritation is a little confusing.

And I say this because, for a certain someone promoting a book that, according to the synopsis, speaks of her past and her journey to being “a bad b—h,” it’s interesting that she’s over talking about it all now:

Amber Rose didn’t let her early years in the tough neighborhood of South Philly keep her from achieving her star-studded goals. From the sets of music videos, to high fashion runways and magazines, to life at home with her beautiful son, Amber doesn’t hesitate to command her personal stage with confidence, edge, attitude, and her own form of grace. For the first time, this renowned model, actress, socialite, pop culture maven, and self-proclaimed “bad bitch” is sharing her secrets on how to lead a powerful life in this edgy yet accessible guide to life, love, and success. With unparalleled candor, “Muva” pulls back the curtain on her rollercoaster of a journey from a young trailblazer to a worldwide phenomenon—and it’s this evolution that has influenced her intoxicating, authoritative outlook on life and love. Filled with expert advice and personal anecdotes, How to Be a Bad Bitch covers finances, career, love, beauty, and fashion while emphasizing confidence, positive self-acceptance, and authenticity.

She talks about certain aspects of her life, including the men in it, when it works for her. But when she’s asked about it by others, all of a sudden she’s frustrated. And yet, if she’s honest, we know that Rose would admit that she is where she is now because of that past. Because of those broken relationships. Because of those public squabbles.

She became the fashionista with the bold buzz cut that everyone had their eyes on after dating a fashion-obsessed Kanye West for two years.

She catapulted from being West’s ex (the one My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy was about) to being Wiz Khalifa’s love. And around that time, most interviews she did were about how he was a better match for her than West, how Kim Kardashian was West’s mistress and hooking up with Reggie Bush to get back at Kimye. Not about what she had going on business wise.

And she decided to do her SlutWalk in LA after Khloe Kardashian (and friends) tried to put her years as a stripper on blast. And, of course, after West and her ex, Wiz Khalifa, attempted to slut shame her on the radio and social media on different occasions.

Honestly, she has many of her opportunities because of who she’s dated and loved, and the time she’s spent talking about those people and who they’re associated with. And many people in the mainstream started to pay serious attention to her after she singlehandedly treated the lives of the Kardashian and Jenner clan. So considering that she was just talking about all of these people in interviews earlier this year alone (and trashing West while drunk), it’s interesting that months later, Rose doesn’t want to answer any more questions about them and the feelings she publicly shared about each and every one of them.

What Rose may not get is that people only want to know about what you present to them. If you bicker with the Kardashians, messy folks like Andy Cohen are going to want you to get on camera and throw jabs at them again. If you talk about Kanye slut-shaming you and memories from your time together one minute, people are going to want to know your thoughts on him and his family the next minute. If you go back and forth, publicly, playing nice and then falling out with your estranged husband, people are going to want to talk about that too. And if you want people to take you seriously as an author, actress, and businesswoman, but you spend more time showing your twerking skills and talking about your relationships, you can’t get too upset when people don’t have a clear answer to “Who is Amber Rose?” and really don’t seem to care all that much.

Again, I like Amber Rose. I want her to win because beneath all the tiny bikinis, and occasional shenanigans is someone who seems to have a good heart and a bright spirit. But this, as in the line of questioning and the uncomfortable talk show appearances, is what comes with being famous for something that isn’t about talent. It’s just hard to get people to take you seriously. To change the script when it comes to what people ask her about, she has to be serious and show us more of her hustle and less of her relationship issues, her drama with other people, and her booty. Until then, it’s going to be more of the same.


Is It Really Fair To Blame The Kardashians For What’s Happened To Lamar Odom?

October 14th, 2015 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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With one hand, I can count the number of episodes of Keeping Up With The Kardashians and any other spinoff show it has produced that I’ve seen.

While the family is a colorful bunch, I’ve never been a fan. Not for some of the more mean-spirited reasons others bring up, but because they don’t really do anything. And I can’t support that. But according to my friends who tune into the exploits of the K clan, the relationship of Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom was always a genuine and admirable one. And from what I could read in the news, it was a supportive one as well. When he felt overwhelmed by the reality TV spotlight, Khloe had no problem standing by him. They ditched their spinoff, Khloe and Lamar, and moved to Dallas to help Odom reboot his career. But when that stint fell apart, and he found himself bouncing from one NBA team to a Spanish league team and back, not only did Odom’s career take a hit but so did his life. His marriage. His sobriety. It was all bad from there, and he’s never been the same.

But is it fair to blame the Kardashians for that?

Odom was found unresponsive in a brothel in Crystal, Nevada yesterday. Ever since the news came out about it, folks have either been blaming the Kardashian family for his struggles, or focusing on what they’re doing as opposed to Odom’s condition. Need an example? Here’s one: “Kim Kardashian and Kris Jenner ‘Dropped Everything to Comfort Devastated Khloe’ at Hospital with Lamar.”

He may as well have been an afterthought in that whole story.

Commenters on social media have said the Kardashians are the reason for his struggles. And in a piece for the Daily Mail titled, “Lamar Odom’s tragedy is that he just couldn’t keep up with the Kardashians,” Piers Morgan had this to say:

When Lamar Odom met Khloe Kardashian in 2009, he was an outstandingly good basketball player. I know, because I used to watch him at the LA Lakers performing wondrous feats with his great friend Kobe Bryant, helping them win back-to-back NBA championships in 2009 and 2010. He was focused, intense, combative and brilliant. The consummate professional.

Then he fell in love with a Kardashian and his life became public property.

Morgan went on to say that “those sucked into their crazy world need to be very, very careful it doesn’t also suck them down in the process.”

And there are aspects of Morgan’s argument that I can jibe with. Anyone can see that once he got mixed in with that family, his life went into a tailspin. But to me, that’s because he signed up for something that he wasn’t ready for, and that’s not to be a part of the Kardashian family, but to take on the attention that comes with being attached to them. He was concerned with that at a time when he should have focused on basketball. His two kids. Still, as a grown man, that’s the decision that he made. The same decision Scott Disick, an alcoholic, made. The same decision Kanye West, a narcissist who hasn’t been the same since losing someone who rooted more for him than even he could root for himself, made. The same decision a former Bruce Jenner, now a free Caitlyn, made a long time ago. And what do they all have in common? They’re broken individuals all dealing with past pain, loss, and dysfunction. And for a family filled with that, it only makes sense that they would all be attracted to the Kardashian women.

But not every person who tangles with that family is brought down by them. Think about it. Reggie Bush made it out okay. He jumped out of the tub before the water got too cold, and the attention surrounding his relationship became too much. And while he clearly still has a physical attraction to women who look like Kim Kardashian, he’s managed to get married, have two children, and continue to thrive in the NFL.

Kris Humphries, though embarrassed as all hell by a 72-day marriage, is doing just fine as well. He’s still the butt of some jokes for his time with Kim, but he’s back to being focused on his career, playing for the successful Washington Wizards, making $4 million a year.

Hell, even French Montana knew when to get out of dodge. He wanted that notoriety. He did, for a time, try to keep up with the Kardashians. Buying Khloe Jeeps when she already had Benz trucks and Bentley coupes. Eventually, he realized he couldn’t hang, and now he’s rumored to be getting cozy with Sanaa Lathan. I would say he’s doing damn good considering how gorgeous Lathan is.

But Odom couldn’t make it out okay because he’s been struggling with demons. Beasts that were within him years before he even encountered Khloe.

His family has a history of drug addiction, as his father was MIA due to a dependence on heroin. His mother died when he was but a young kid after a fight with colon cancer. He lost his 6-month-old son in 2006 from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDs). His 24-year-old cousin was murdered in 2012, and Odom rode passenger in a car that hit a motorcyclist who ended up dying that same year. And let’s not forget that two of his good friends died a few months back from drug overdoses. All of these, he’s admitted, have affected him.

He’s lost a lot. He’s dealt with a lot. He overcame a lot. But at the end of the day, he didn’t move past the pain. So as a hurt man, it was inevitable that such struggled paired with public scrutiny, not only of his private life but also of his career as a basketball player, would break him down.

What I’m trying to say is that it’s never been about Khloe or the Kardashians. And it’s damn sure not about them and doesn’t need to be about them now that he’s fighting for his life. This is and has always been about Lamar Odom.

He’s a fragile person, who like many individuals who’ve grown up in hard circumstances, tried to put on a good face and grab life by the horns. But life can be incredibly cruel.

That’s why he turned to drugs. That’s why he turned to prostitutes in a brothel. That’s why he turned in general. Lamar Odom is where he is now because life dealt him a bad hand. A hand that left him languishing in Dallas after the team and other family he thought he could count on, the Lakers, traded him unexpectedly (and floundered without him). A hand that left him defiant when the wife he forgot about while he was making videos confessing to extramarital affairs while drunk decided she wanted him to sign divorce papers. A hand that left him with a father who jumped in and out of his life and spent more time talking crazy to the media than he did being a force of love and empowerment in Lamar’s life.

This is about Lamar Odom. The choices he made, and the circumstances he’s had to try and come out from under. And I don’t say all this to defend the Kardashians. Forget them. I say all this because, again, folks are focused on the wrong things. I say all this because I feel that less time should be spent spewing negativity at that family while making this man’s highest and lowest (and every) moments about them. Instead, save your breath and use it to pray for a man and the children he has who are really in dire straits right now. That’s the family we all need to be worried about.


Amber Rose Sobs At ‘Slut Walk LA,’ Forgives Kanye West And Wiz Khalifa

October 4th, 2015 - By Ashley Monaé
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Yesterday (Oct. 3), Amber Rose shut down the streets of Downtown Los Angeles for her first-ever “Slut Walk.”

The highly-publicized event brought out tons of supporters in an effort to protest against slut-shaming and rape culture. Women happily marched alongside Rose holding signs that read, “My Clothes Are Not My Consent” and “Strippers Have Feelings Too.”

During the event, Amber took to a stage to thank the event-goers and even share her own personal story that most watched play out in the public eye for years now. In particular, she chose her controversial relationships with Kanye West and Wiz Khalifa, highlighting the pain and hurt both men brought her. Although wearing black shaded sunglasses, it was apparent that tears were forming in her eyes as her voice trembled and she covered her hand over her mouth as tears uncontrollably started to trickle down her face. Gathering herself together, fans cheered her on and she finally got down to business – starting with Kanye’s “30 showers” comment. “It’s very hard for a woman to want to be with someone that was with Amber Rose … I had to take 30 showers before I got with Kim [Kardashian],” West said during an interview with The Breakfast Club earlier this year.

And it begins #amberroseslutwalk #MyMommy #FuckYo30Showers #NoSlutShaming A photo posted by Amber Rose (@amberrose) on

“Unfortunately, I was extremely slut shamed. I was called ‘nothing but a stripper.’ [He said] why would he ever be interested in me, I’m just a bald-head stripper from Philly,” Amber said of West. “I was a golddigger; apparently he had to take 30 showers after being with me. That’s what he said. I get that just washed all my sexy bald-headedness off of his ass.”

When it came to her recent relationship with her ex-husband Wiz Khalifa, she shared the good times of their union and the bad. “In the midst of being hurt – if anyone had been going through a separation, or have ever been divorced, you know there’s a lot of feelings involved and it’s a very difficult time,” she explained. Amber also recalled Khalifa’s hurtful lyrics on Juicy J’s “For Everybody” saying, “He went on to make a song saying that he ‘fell in love with a stripper, but fell out of love quicker.’ As you can imagine, him being the love of my life, regardless if we’re going through a separation or not, that was extremely hurtful.”

“All I ever did was love him and gave him a beautiful son. To be told I was nothing but a stripper, it hurt,” she said fighting back tears.

After sharing her story that many have voiced an opinion on, she forgave West and Khalifa for their comments, admitting that her ex-husband had apologized previously.

“I want to forgive Kanye for what he said about me. I want to let all that negativity go. I also forgive Wiz for what he said. Wiz actually apologized to me already, so I have forgiven him. I suggest that you guys do the same, and I’ll tell you why: because they’re ignorant at times. People are ignorant, and you have to be the bigger person, and be the positive person to forgive and move on and help other people around you that have been through the same thing.”

After watching the video in full and seeing photos on Amber’s Instagram, I’m actually glad she did this walk. A lot of people, myself included, offered side eyes when she first announced the event, but I now understand her intentions.

I admire her bravery and honesty. Many women who are in the entertainment industry wouldn’t’ dare put their issues on full blast for the world to judge. And of course, there were plenty of naysayers of her initiative as comedian Lil Duval made snide remarks suggesting that if one was wondering where the “h*es” were at, they were “marching for sluts rights.”

Since Amber Rose’s rise to fame as a stripper-turned-model, she’s definitely been through some sh*t, to say the least. I don’t always agree with the twerk videos she posts with her gal pal Blac Chyna, but in this instance, I’m riding her with her. Between the shaming Kanye dished and Wiz’s below the belt lyrics, she has a right to talk about her experience. Not to mention, they are two of the hottest rapper’s right now, so their influence is wide spread. Before ever truly getting to know Amber, we’ve all judged her and let the rumors and the reputations of her relationships sway our opinions of her.

In the end, I hope Amber finds happiness and strength through her journey. And with the forgiveness she extended to both men, there’s surely greener pastures waiting for her over this storm she’s endured.

Watch the full video below as Amber shares her personal battles during her first-ever Slut Walk.

Ben Carson Says He’s “Certainly Willing” To Give Kanye West A Chance As President

September 27th, 2015 - By Ashley Monaé
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When Kanye West took the stage last month at the MTV VMAs to accept the Video Vanguard award, we were blindsided with an unexpected announcement. “I’m running for president in 2020,” the rapper/producer proclaimed. While some shook off his statement as yet another infamous “Kanye rant,” some are actually backing his intent to run for president.

In particular, Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson has shown interest in West’s 2020 campaign. Kanye has showed appreciation and admiration for Carson before, calling him “the most brilliant guy” in an interview with Vanity Fair.

Today (Sept. 27), Carson appeared on ABC’s This Week and addressed West’s comments and possible candidacy. “Well, I am certainly willing to give him a chance,” Carson told host Martha Raddatz. “He’ll be able to explain things and see if he resonates with the people.”

Carson also said he was impressed with West’s business acumen and hoping to team up with him and other fixtures in pop culture to do something tremendous for societies youth.

Watch the full interview above.

How To Rock Our Favorite #NYFW Trend: Thigh-High Boots

September 17th, 2015 - By Angela Thomas
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New York Fashion Week has taken over the city and fashionistas on and off the runway have been making major style statements. One thing we noticed is that fall footwear is creeping in early this year. Summer isn’t officially over until next week, but already style stars like Ciara and Solange Knowles have been rocking thigh-high boots. So get ready to step up your shoe game with these four street style-inspired looks pulled straight from fashion week.

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Kim Kardashian West


When Rihanna threw a party to kick off NYFW, Kim Kardashian showed up in a monochromatic outfit by one of her favorite labels, Givenchy. But the real kicker was her open-toe, over-the-knee boots. The slip-on boots are rumored to be designed by none other than her hubby, Kanye West, so it’s a sure bet that we’ll be seeing more of these in the near future. In the meantime, try this look on for size for much less.

Bodysuit, Seed Heritage – $49.95 / Skirt, Donna Mizani – $104 / Blazer, Casmari – $815 / Boots, Zigi Girl – $200

“This Lady Shouldn’t Be Dead.” Donda West’s Plastic Surgeon Tries To Clear His Name

September 14th, 2015 - By Veronica Wells
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Many of us remember the shock and even second-hand sadness we felt for Kanye West when we learned his mother, Donda West, had passed away. Later, we would learn that she died after having a series of plastic surgery procedures.

Immediately, everyone held her physician Dr. Jan Adams at fault. But now, he’s coming out once again trying to clear his name.

He initially tried to speak to Larry King, shortly after Donda passed but received a call from Kanye West’s lawyers telling him not to do so. He ended up walking off set in the middle of the interview.

And earlier this year he spoke to the New York Daily News about her death and who he believes is responsible.

Now, in a sit down with “Inside Edition,” he’s ready to tell his version of the story

Adams says after the surgery he wanted to care for Donda to be monitored in a medical facility. But she insisted that her nephew, Stephen Scoggins, a nurse with a PhD in public health, be left in charge of her aftercare.

Adams claims that the day after surgery Scoggins left Donda to attend a baby shower and that’s when she choked to death.

“This lady shouldn’t be dead. All you had to do was sit her up and every nurse on the planet knows that.”

Scoggins, Kanye’s cousin, denies all allegations that he’s responsible for his aunt’s death and a nurse’s board dismissed the case against him.

Adams believes he’s been set up as the fall guy in the whole situation. Again, he said that Kanye should step forward and tell the truth.

“Kanye West can end this by telling the truth. The doctor had nothing to do with his mom’s death. The truth, when you bury it, it just grows bigger.”

Who will ever know what really happened in this situation. Either way, we can all agree that after that much extensive surgery she should have been monitored at a medical facility. Particularly when the doctor who performed the procedures suggested it.

Still, while I sympathize with Dr. Adams losing his practice and his reputations, there’s something slimy about the way he’s going after Kanye specifically.

I doubt Kanye will ever respond to him, acting this way in front of the television cameras.

You can check out clips from the upcoming interview in the video below.


What’s Beef? Were These Celebrity Beefs Staged For Publicity?

September 12th, 2015 - By Iva Anthony
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If there’s one thing that’s for certain, it’s definitely that controversy sells. But as more and more stars stage beefs and fights to drum up publicity, it’s getting harder and harder to tell the real from the fake. Click through the next slides as we get down to business as to whether these celebrity beefs were staged just for attention or not.

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Nicki Minaj vs. Miley Cyrus

Viewers tuned into this year’s MTV VMAs were left with their mouth’s gaped open during Nicki Minaj’s acceptance speech. The Young Money princess called host Miley Cyrus out of her name over the comments she made in an interview leading up to the awards show. Minaj became a trending topic for calling Cyrus a b*tch live on the air, but many felt the entire scene was concocted to spice things up for the awards show. Last year’s ratings were down nearly two million viewer’s from the previous year. Neither camp has commented on the incident, but MTV VMAs executive producer Vin Toffler said, “It was [real]. In no way was any of that planned.”




Unsolved Mystery: Who Is Grace Jones’s “Doris”?

September 10th, 2015 - By Charing Ball
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It’s a mystery worthy of a Murder She Wrote and Matlock crossover episode.

Who is Doris?

If you ask me, Doris is no other than Beyoncé. In fact, it is pretty obvious.

But you can’t tell that to the Internet, in particular, her hive. Her fans are all tripping over themselves to convince the rest of us that the onesie-wearing voices in their heads are real, swearing to the great Spanx in the sky that Doris isn’t her.

In case you weren’t aware, Grace Jones decided to pull the Excalibur’s sword from that dusty old rock and slay every single so-called diva on the scene. I’m talking Rihanna’s head on a stick. I’m talking Lady Gaga diced up so severely you could wear her as a meat dress. I’m talking Kanye West being turned into an eunuch.

According to witnesses on the scene, the massacre occurred sometime yesterday when Time Out released an excerpt from Jones’ upcoming autobiography titled, I’ll Never Write My Memoirs. Not only did she call the entertainers out for improperly jacking her style and being fake divas, but she also called them individually out by name – well, almost all of them:

I remember when one of the singers on the list of those who came after me first said that she wanted to work with me. Everyone around me is going: “You have to do it, it will be so good for you, it will introduce you to a whole new audience, you will make a lot of money.” No! It will be good for her; she will draw from everything I have built and add it to her brand, and I will get nothing back except for a little temporary attention. No one could believe that I said no, but I am okay on my own. I am okay not worrying about a new audience. If the f**k don’t feel right, don’t f**k it.

With this one, who I will call Doris, I thought she was trying on other people’s outfits: she’s a baby in a closet full of other people’s clothes, a little girl playing dress-up, putting on shoes that don’t fit. I could see what she wanted to be when I watched her doing something when she started out that was starker and purer. Deep down, she doesn’t want to do all the dressing-up nonsense; she loses herself inside all the play-acting.

The problem with the Dorises and the Nicki Minajes and Mileys is that they reach their goal very quickly. There is no long-term vision, and they forget that once you get into that whirlpool then you have to fight the system that solidifies around you in order to keep being the outsider you claim you represent. There will always be a replacement coming along very soon – a newer version, a crazier version, a louder version. So if you haven’t got a long-term plan, then you are merely a passing phase, the latest trend, yesterday’s event.

No one knows for sure why Jones decided to call everybody out by name except for Beyoncé. Perhaps she didn’t want to get blackballed? But being the keen sleuth that I am, I noticed that she did leave us a couple of valuable clues as to the true identity of the mysterious starlet named Doris.

The first clue is the name “Doris” itself.

When you think of a Doris, what instantly comes to mind? That’s right: a little old White lady. While pretty shady, it is definitely an odd choice of comparison to make against a contemporary artist, performers who are all pretty young. Maybe she was trying to point out how aged Beyoncé’s blonde weaves are? It is a thought.

However, I’m picking up on a more classic cultural reference here. I’m talking about Doris Day. For the youngins, Doris Day is a film and theater star from the ’50s and ’60s. She’s most notable for playing opposite Rock Hudson in Pillow Talk as well as James Stewart in the Alfred Hitchcock thriller The Man Who Knew Too Much. Like Beyoncé, she wore blond hair.

She was also known widely as “America’s Sweetheart” for her squeaky clean girl next door image. And which one of today’s blonde pop stars does that sound like to you?

That’s okay, I’ll say it for you: Beyoncé, aka Miss “Pretty Hurts.” (Seriously, who writes a song about how hard it is winning beauty pageants and being the most beautiful woman in the world? Women like Doris Day.)

The resemblance in image is almost uncanny. However, I know that is not enough to convince some folks that Doris and Beyoncé are the same person. So I point to this passage from I’ll Never Write My Memoirs as exhibit B:

I look at Doris and I think: Does she look happy? She looks lost, like she is desperately trying to find the person she was when she started. She looks like really she knows she is in Vegas, now that Vegas is the whole entertainment world filtered through the internet, through impatient social media. I don’t mind her dressing up, but when she started to dance like Madonna, almost immediately, copying someone else, it was like she had forgotten what it was about her that could be unique. Ultimately, it is all about prettiness and comfort, however much they pretend they are being provocative.

Now diehards might argue that this is passage is in reference to Lady Gaga, who is known for putting together elaborate stage shows, or even Britney Spears, who is currently doing actual shows in Las Vegas. However, Vegas, to me, is clearly being used here as a metaphor to describe the fabricated yet regulated world of the entertainment industry, where image has been known to take precedence over actual talent.

There are some other holes in the Gaga and Spears theory too. For one, Spears hasn’t really been relevant for some time now – not even in Vegas. Likewise, it should be noted that throughout the excerpt, Jones continuously calls Gaga out explicitly by name, including the last line in which she does a roll call of her pupils. More specifically: “Gaga, Madonna, Annie Lennox, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Miley, Kanye West, FKA Twigs and… Doris.”

Now if Gaga is supposed to be Doris, why the need to shade her (or any of them) after she had already been directly called out? It’s just not logical.

Not to mention, who among the starlets has been called out recently for jacking Madonna’s style? Okay, you got me there. All of them. But who blatantly jacked Madonna’s entire Erotica phase for her surprise album concept, in particular, the “Haunted” video?


Now, admittedly, Rihanna plays up the sexy too. But despite what Jones may believe, there is something pretty authentic about her image. For example, if I see Rihanna pretend-smoking a blunt while getting a lap dance at a strip club in one of her music videos, there is no doubt in my mind that she’s about that life in reality.

But nobody puts on an image like Beyoncé. And I mean that with the least bit of shade. Her ability to transform into characters with ease is one of her greatest attributes (besides her actual singing abilities). She is almost like a living and breathing Barbie. And who doesn’t love Barbie?

Still, no one (without the implant) would believe Activist Barbie is really out here leading anarchist rallies against the system through non-descriptive embattled city blocks like she did in the “Super Power” video. Not dressed like that at least. Even her version of sexy is still kind of controlled and refined, never straying too far from what the stage directors tell her to do. What I am saying is that we will never see Beyoncé cut loose in real life as she does in her music. That’s just not her personality.

So as I prepare to rest my case, I ask the jury to consider Jones’s own testimony here. Jones’s legacy wasn’t about creating buzz for album sales by donning elaborate costumes and putting on sexy stage shows. To the contrary, Jones got naked because she saw herself as an artist. And that free-spirited woman we see on stage is who she was in real life. That is what made her not only unique but a disruption to the status quo.

And while that label clearly applies to all of these divas, there is only one Queen B–er, I mean Doris, among them. And I think we all know who that is…

The West Wing: 10 Things That Would Happen If Kanye West Were President

September 1st, 2015 - By Alexandra Olivier
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It’s safe to say that the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards was a hilarious disaster. But the night’s biggest moment came from Kanye West. He captured all of (ok, some of) America’s heart thanks to a rant without a streamlined focus. When he wrapped up, he made a bold and hilarious announcement.

“I don’t know what I’m finna lose after this,” West said. “It don’t matter, though; It’s not about me. It’s about ideas. New ideas. People with ideas. People who believe in truth. And yes, as you probably could’ve guessed by this moment, I have decided in 2020 to run for president.”

Since there are plenty of presidential candidates who lack political experience throwing their hat in the ring, why not Ye? Think about how America would transform into a country built on ideas, fresh sneaks and would no longer be a slave to brands and megacompanies. If Kanye West has your vote, here are 10 amusing things that would happen if he was to take over the oval office in 2020.

Umm, Where Was Beyoncé? Serious Questions We Have About The 2015 VMAs

August 31st, 2015 - By Meg Butler
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Did you watch the 2015 Video Music Awards last night? We did too, and from missing guests to celebrity beef, we were left with some questions about this year’s show that we need answers to.