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“I Waited For Him” Amber Rose On Wanting Wiz To Grow Up, Why He Called Her A ‘Foul Creature’ And Her New Boo

February 16th, 2015 - By Veronica Wells
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Amber Rose On Wanting Wiz To Grow Up

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After Wiz talked his ish all on Twitter, Amber Rose, who actually has a couple of things to promote, has made recent appearances on Hot 97 and most recently The Breakfast Club. And in the latter, she opened up about everything from waiting on Wiz to grow up and come home, even after she filed for divorce, to James Harden, the NBA baller she’s currently dating and even why Wiz was going off on her via Twitter.

See what she had to say.

Wanting to work it out 

Of course. He was the love of my life. It wasn’t over for me for a long time. I cried it out. I cried a lot, like all day, everyday. I cried and cried and wanted him to come home. He’s young and has a lot of life to live and now that I’m done crying, all the girls don’t bother me anymore.

I’ll never say never because he’s the father of my child and he’s still technically my husband. And I’ll always love him. But right now, I’m not with that sh*t…It’s like ‘Dude, that’s not you.’ That’s not the man that I know. But apparently that’s who he is now and I don’t want to be a part of that.

Why she filed for divorce

Amber: When something irrational happens to you, you then act irrationally and that’s why I filed for divorce so quickly. He was just changing. You all know, Wiz isn’t a bad guy…great spirit, that’s why I married him.

Charlemagne: Wiz is a young rapper, he’s allowed at least three hall passes…

Amber: What if he…

DJ Envy: …used them up.

Amber nods.

Yee: Do you think you changed at all in the marriage?

Amber: For sure. I became a mother. I’m not at the club every night downing shots. My priorities definitely did change.

Why Wiz called her a ‘foul creature’

Amber: Because he was mad. He was mad that I cut Sebastian’s hair. My son has a lot of hair and he’s a strong little boy. So I always try to deep condition his hair in the back when he lays on it. And he’s not having it. And by him sleeping on it was starting to get matted in one spot. And I couldn’t get it out. He wouldn’t let me brush it or comb it or nothing. I was like this boy needs a haircut. Cam obviously wanted his hair to be long but the boy needed a haircut. I’m not going to walk around with my son having a dread in the back of his head.

Envy: That’s the problem. You got to talk to him before you take your son to the barbershop.

Amber: I did!

Envy: But you did it anyway.

Amber: But my son was in pain though. He was going ‘Mommy, mommy.’  He was pulling it, it was hurting him. That’s my baby. I’m not going to see my son in pain.

Which explains this tweet: 

Source: Twitter

Source: Twitter

Amber: You know you get petty when you’re still in love with someone.

Her friendship with Blac Chyna 

Amber: I ran into her at the mall in L.A. I was a little nervous about being friends with her because she was friends with with Kim.

Charlemagne: So you don’t rock with Kim?

Angela Yee: Duh! She was sending naked pictures to Kanye and she asked her to stop, when they were dating, and she didn’t stop.

Amber: That was years ago, I think we’re all off that now.

Charlemagne: Don’t nobody care about naked pictures of Kim. Everybody got those.

Amber: I was nervous at first with Chyna but when we started talking…she’s just an amazing girl. The thing I love about Chyna, to this day, is that as many times as she hung out with Kim, she never came to me and told me anything bad about Kim. So I feel like she wouldn’t do that to me. Her and Kim’s relationship didn’t work out.

Yee: Because of Tyga I’m sure.

Amber: She’s always said that Kim was a very nice girl. It really doesn’t have to do anything with Kim. It’s just a very awkward situation.

Valentine’s Day 

Amber: I have a valentine this year.

Yee: Is it James Harden?

Silence 

Amber: Me and James have a very special friendship, for sure.

Charlemagne: You put your pussy on James’ side burns.

Amber: Not yet. I didn’t get the D yet. I’m not going to lie. But Valentine’s day is tomorrow. If he acts right…

Charlemagne: Wiz going to roll up a blunt thiissss big….

Amber: I met him in Vegas a month ago and we just had a conversation…when I met him we just developed a really nice friendship.

Back to Wiz 

Amber: I waited at home for him for a long time. I waited, and I waited and I waited.

Envy: So you would have forgave him?

Amber: Yeah. I did. I already have.

Envy: You have a tattoo of Wiz on your arm. Are you going to cover it?

Amber: I’m not in a rush. My son sees that on my arm and he’s like ‘Daddy.’ It’s not really a big deal for me.

Charlemagne: I got a feeling that you’re waiting for Wiz to grow up.

Amber: I want to! Ideally, I would want him to come home and we could start over. But now, I’m kind of at the point where…you know, I waited for him. I did. Even after I filed and everything, I still waited for him to come home. He just didn’t. He never came home. And there comes a point where I can’t be lonely every night. I can’t sit around and wait for him to grow up. I just can’t. I have to move on.

Yee: Does he ever flip flop though and send you text messages like ‘we need to start all over’?

Amber: He has but he still ain’t never come home. And that’s something that I had to deal with. Like I said, I cried a lot. My heart was broken. Thank God I had Chyna with me every single day and my assistant and my mom to talk me through it. I just listened to a lot of Alanis Morisette. A lot of Trina. God bless you Trina.

Charlemagne: If y’all do get back together, it’s going to be hard if you stack up a higher body count.

Amber: Didn’t I just tell you I waited for my husband? I’d been waiting for him. He didn’t come home. So now, if I have a Valentine that’s a really nice guy, that treats me nice, if I want to get the D, Ima get the D. Trust me. That’s it.

Envy: Get that D!

Tyga and Kylie 

Amber: She’s a baby. She needs to go to bed. It’s 7’o clock. And relax. Nah, I’m over that. That’s ridiculous. He should be ashamed of himself. That’s how I feel for sure.

Yee: What happens if you run into them in LA?

Amber: I ain’t speaking to them. At all. He has a beautiful woman and a baby and left that for a sixteen year old that just turned seventeen. Nah.

But guess what, that’s up to her and her mother…

Listen, I really don’t hate those girls but I just don’t respect them.

Charlemagne: Why don’t you respect them because a lot of people would say some of the things you guys do are similar?

Amber: It’s really not though. Because if I want to have my titties out on the beach, that’s exactly what I’m going to do. I’m not going to have my titties and be like ‘Oh my God I can’t believe they caught me…’ It’s just fake to me. She’s such a beautiful girl and she has the potential to be really dope but, to me, she’s not. It has nothing to do with Kanye.

Charlemagne: Do you think she and Kanye are a good match?

Amber: They are a match made in heaven for sure.

Charlemagne: I heard that you broke up with him.

Amber: I definitely left Kanye for sure.

Even though I grabbed all the juiciest parts for y’all, I strongly suggest listening to the whole segment. In it she talks about how she keeps her face looking right. Her new book, How To Be A Bad Bitch, where she discusses all the mistakes she’s made in her life and career and more.

 

Kanye Attempts To Explain North’s NYFW Temper Tantrums And We’re Like, “Nahhhhh”

February 16th, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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#FreeNorthWest she is tired of these fashion shows, her parents and wearing black everywhere like she is Wednesday Adams

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If you’ve been on social media at all this weekend, chances are you’ve stumbled across images of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s baby girl, North West, having full-fledged tantrums at multiple New York Fashion Week runway shows. As previously reported, Nori’s first breakdown occurred at her daddy’s Adidas show last week.

Kanye recently spoke out about Nori’s little episode and according to Necole Bitchie, he had a rather interesting explanation.

“Maybe she was just scared for her daddy,” West reportedly said backstage. “She just wanted people to stop being mean to her daddy because she knows that her daddy loves the world and just wants to make it a more beautiful place.”

Unfortunately, her parents did not learn their lesson and decided against leaving her with a babysitter while they attended the Alexander Wang show the following Saturday. Though little miss thing was dressed to the nines and looking adorable as ever, she was clearly not here for that show either (which we don’t blame her for). Unsurprisingly, another tantrum ensued, but a witness seated near the pint-sized hip hop heiress claimed that there was a far simpler explanation than the one her daddy provided days earlier.

“North was actually so good throughout Alexander’s show but had a moment for one second when she saw a photographer on the other side of the runway with a toy monkey that looked exactly like her favorite one at home,” the source told Perez Hilton. “She is obsessed with it and when she saw the photographer holding the same one, she started crying and reaching out with for it for a few seconds. But then it passed and she was good for the show. After the show, the photographer was really nice and came over and gave her the stuffed animal, and she was happy.”

Of course, we can’t ignore the elephant in the room. Stuffy runway shows are no place for a toddler. But perhaps it will take a few more episodes for her parents to figure that out.

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Caption This: What Were Beyoncé, Jay Z, Kim K And Anna Wintour Thinking During North West’s Temper Tantrum

February 13th, 2015 - By Veronica Wells
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New York City is pretty much always popping. But this week things are exceptionally turnt as the city is hosting both fashion week and the NBA All Star Weekend events and festivities. And while both of these events are certainly fun and entertaining for adults, the same is not necessarily true for babies.. That was quite evident with little Miss North West at her father’s Adidas fashion show. Though North West has been seated front row at fashion shows before; now that she’s one, she’s a bit more expressive about what she does and doesn’t like. And based on her mini tantrum at the fashion show, it seems, like most children her age, she doesn’t like having to sit still just to watch models walk down a runway. Take a look at some of the pictures of her mini fall out and be sure to caption what her mother, Beyoncé, Diddy, Jay Z, Anna Wintour and especially North West were thinking at the time.

  Her grandmother, Kris Jenner tried to spin the whole situation a different way.

 Nah…

Also, please note Anna Wintour’s lean.

Tell us, what was everyone thinking?

Kanye Goes To The Movies! West To Debut His New Yeezy 750 Boost Sneakers In Theatres Worldwide

February 12th, 2015 - By Ann Brown
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If Kanye West knows one thing, it’s unique marketing avenues. Remember when he debuted his “New Slaves” by projecting his face on buildings worldwide.

Now he is doing something equally bold for the debut of his “Yeezy 750 Boost” sneakers. He will actually live stream the launch of shoes in theaters across the globe. Through his Adidas deal (he cut ties with Nike two years ago) West will  release just 9,000 pairs of his new sneakers with Adidas on February 14. The suede high top kicks come in muted gray-and-white and retail for a whopping $350. Pairs can be reserved by using Adidas’ new app.

The shoes will go into wider release on February 28, which promises to be bigger, but there’s no word how many that will encompass.

The shoes will be presented in New York with a live performance by Vanessa Beecroft, reports The New York Daily News. And the show will broadcast in 50 theaters around the world. And you’ll need a ticket if you want to see it. You can get here.

“The Voices In My Head Told Me To Go”: Kanye Clarifies Comments About Beck After Backlash; Says He’s Working With Taylor Swift

February 11th, 2015 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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After all of his yapping about Beyoncé being more deserving of the “Album of the Year” award at the Grammys than Beck, Kanye West’s name has been in everyone’s mouth for the past few days.

He almost brought us back to the 2009 VMAs when he ran on stage while Beck picked up his award, only to smile and run back down. He said that he was just joking at that moment, but comments he made later were anything but light and comical. As he told the folks at E! News after the big show:

“The Grammys, if they want real artists to keep coming back, they need to stop playing with us. We ain’t finna play with them no more! And Beck needs to respect artistry and he should have given his award to Beyoncé. And at this point, we tired of it. Because what happens is when you keep on diminishing art and not respecting the craft and smacking people in the face, after they deliver monumental feats of music, you’re disrespectful to inspiration.

And we, as musicians, have to inspire people who go to work every day. And they listen to that Beyoncé album and they feel like it takes them to another place. Then they do this whole promotional event…you know they’ll run the music over somebody’s speech, the artist, because they want the commercial advertising. Like no, we’re not playing with them anymore.

And by the way I got my wife, my daughter and I got my clothing line. So I’m not finna to do nothing to put my daughter at risk but I am here to fight for creativity. That’s why I didn’t say nothing tonight. But y’all know what it meant when Ye walked on that stage.”

Well, people weren’t feeling what he had to say (especially since Beyoncé doesn’t need him to be her keeper), so in an interview with On Air With Ryan Seacrest, he was given the chance to explain himself. He made it clear that he does have the utmost respect for Beck, and that his issue was more so with the Grammys than the musician. He also revealed that he will soon be teaming up with the first person he stage crashed, Taylor Swift, to make music:

Working With Taylor Swift

Yeah, she wants to get in the studio and we’re definitely going to go in. Any artist with an amazing point of view, perspective, fan base, I’m down to get in the studio and work. I don’t discriminate, I don’t have an elitism of music because of like how many Grammys or you know, the amount of ratings you get on an album. I that think everyone loves music whether they love hip-hop, alternative, country, and if I could be involved in giving people any type of energy, advice in the studio, whether you’re Beyonce, whether you’re Taylor Swift, whether you’re Jay Z, whether you’re Beck, whoever, and they can be reciprocal with that, I’d like to be involved with that.

If He Wanted To Say Something When He Got Out Of His Seat At The Grammys

You know, I felt like just the whole Grammys, right when that happened, everybody was looking at me and then people started screaming, “Kanye! Kanye! Go do it!” Ok, that didn’t really happen, these were voices in my head. So the voices in my head told me go and then I just walked up like halfway up the stage. You know, what I really wanted to do is just joke around about what had happened before, but I just really didn’t want to take away from Beck’s moment or the time he’s having to talk because you know the Grammys, they play music really quick no matter who you are and everything. So I didn’t want anything to take away from his screen time. So I just walked back down because you know, it was kind of a joke like the Grammys themselves.

If He Thinks He Was Disrespectful To Beck

Well first of all, Beck is one of the nicest guys and one of the most respected musicians in the game. So, there’s nothing that I will want to do as a fellow musician to disrespect him in any way. And the weird thing is like, and I don’t feel like I have the right to take away from people’s moments, but the reality of it is — and case in point by who came up to me right afterwards — is it’s almost like a chiropractor. You know, you just get a little crook out like, “Wow, this crook has been there!” It’s just a little jolt of truth, right? And then you know, everyone feels better after the fact, or everyone is way more famous after the fact, or everyone sells way more albums after the fact, and then Kanye just goes on being an a**hole to everyone.

And when I said that thing about respect artistry, I think it came off the wrong way, and that was a mis-wording on my part because obviously Beck is one the most respected artists and respects artistry. But I felt — and this is my opinion and he’s his own man and he’s not wrong and we’ll still go play basketball and stuff [unless] he doesn’t want to do it — but I felt that even though the Grammys sometimes gives awards to people who you wouldn’t think should win in the category, as a respect to artists, we mention the other artist’s name in our speech. And that was the point I was making about it. There’s like many of times I gave other people my award, literally made them come up onstage. Maroon 5, when they won best new artist, [Adam Levine] mentioned me because it was the College Dropout and [it had] 10 nominations and all that.

Why He Decided To Deliver His Rant After The Show

Well you know what happened? It’s because I sat there and I kind of let that [smolder] and I was asked my opinion and I was given a platform. And when given a platform, it’s very hard as we know — and I’m going to talk in third person like I’m a crazy person — but it’s very hard for Kanye West to not be very true and vocal to what he feels. You know, it’s like people take the Grammys for granted in a way because of the commercials, because a lot of the musicians are very rich and everything, but this is our Super Bowl. You know, and someone’s got to be mad that [Marshawn Lynch] didn’t get the ball.

 

Riiiiiiiight.

At the end of the day, you win some, you lose some, and considering that Beyoncé has the most Grammy nominations of any female artist, and won 20, she’s not hurting for yet another one–even if it is “Album of the Year.”

 

“We Not Playing With Them Anymore” Kanye Goes In On The Grammys For Beyoncé Album Of The Year Snub

February 9th, 2015 - By Veronica Wells
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 Kanye Goes In On The Grammys For Beyoncé Album Of The Year Snub

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If you watched the Grammys last night, you saw Kanye almost pull a “Kanye” when artist Beck took the stage to accept his award for album of the year. But then, he thought better of it and returned to his seat. And it was pretty funny.

But in reality, he wasn’t joking.

He just chose to hold his opinion until the end of the evening. When Terrence J, Khloe Kardashian and Christina Milian interviewed Kanye after the show, for E News, he let them know how he really felt about Beck taking home the award.

“The Grammys, if they want real artists to keep coming back, they need to stop playing with us. We ain’t finna play with them no more! And Beck needs to respect artistry and he should have given his award to Beyoncé. And at this point, we tired of it. Because what happens is when you keep on diminishing art and not respecting the craft and smacking people in the face, after they deliver monumental feats of music, you’re disrespectful to inspiration. 

And we, as musicians, have to inspire people who go to work everyday. And they listen to that Beyoncé album and they feel like it takes them to another place. Then they do this whole promotional event…you know they’ll run the music over somebody’s speech, the artist, because they want the commercial advertising. Like no, we’re not playing with them anymore. 

And by the way I got my wife, my daughter and I got my clothing line. So I’m not finna to do nothing to put my daughter at risk but I am here to fight for creativity. That’s why I didn’t say nothing tonight. But y’all know what it meant when Ye walked on that stage.”

Listen, Kanye is known for going off the deep end. And speaking up at, what some might consider, inopportune times; but I’m going to have to agree with him, to some extent, with this one. I’m well aware that Beyoncé is not the only person to create music. And I know that Beck has been in the game for a long time, with over 13 albums. But she did something remarkable with the unexpected, unpromoted drop of her visual album, that just so happened to feature incredibly rich and diverse sounds. And that should have been rewarded last night.

(Even though a part of me believes it might have been karma for the Ledisi snub.)

Still, this is bigger than Beyoncé.

The Grammys often uses Black artists for ratings but recognition is another story. You’ll notice that the number of Black performances and performances of Black music have increased significantly over the years. They get these Black entertainers to perform and even host the show because they want us to watch and comment about the event. But when it comes to handing out those golden gramophones, our work and accomplishments are often overlooked. So Kanye definitely has a point. I’m just glad he didn’t ruin Beck’s moment by expressing said point, as he was accepting his award.

We all got the message anyway.

You can watch Ye’s full interview in the video below. And I have to mention that you should pay attention to the look on Kim Kardashian’s face as he’s speaking. Even she has no idea what’s going to come out of his mouth.

[Watch] RiRi, Kanye & Paul McCartney Slay At The Grammys

February 8th, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Last week, we told you about Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney’s new track, “FourFive Seconds.” As with everything, there are mixed reviews about the emotional song, but as we’ve said before, we’re totally here for it. The trio took the stage at the Grammys tonight and it was awesome.

Earlier this evening on the red carpet, Kanye explained that he’s the executive producer of Ri’s upcoming album, which the track will be featured on. He also revealed that when she heard it, she just had to have it. We can definitely understand why.

Check out their performance below.


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Style To Steal Or Girl, Stop? The Hottest And The Hot Mess Looks From The 2015 Grammy Awards

February 8th, 2015 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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Another Grammys has come out of nowhere and taken over our TVs, and while we listen to the music and watch the who’s who of the industry take home the biggest awards in music, we’re also wondering what they’re wearing (and why they’re wearing it in some cases…). Here are the looks that stood out from the 57th Annual Grammy Awards.

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Ariana Grande & Big Sean

New dress, new hot date–same ol’ ponytail…

Ariana Grande and her boyfriend, rapper Big Sean, stepped out in style with Grande in a white and silver Versace number, and her boo in all black. This look definitely makes her look more grown and s*xy, but I’m still very much against the cheerleader ponytail. Can we get a chic bob on her? Some waves?  Anything else?

[Watch] Rihanna, Kanye And Paul McCartney Are About To Wild Out In “FourFiveSeconds” Video

February 3rd, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Pass or Play? Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney are close to going off in "FourFiveSeconds."

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Earlier today, Kanye West, Rihanna and Paul McCartney debuted the music video for their brilliant track, “FourFiveSeconds.” It appears to be a song that almost everyone has been able to relate to at one point or another. Both RiRi and Kanye sing about being pushed to a breaking point and how they’re about to go off, as Paul goes to town on his guitar.

[Verse 1 – Rihanna:]
I think I’ve had enough
I might get a little drunk
I say what’s on my mind
I might do a little time
Cause all of my kindness
Is taken for weakness

[Hook – Rihanna:]
Now I’m FourFiveSeconds from wildin’
And we got three more days ’til Friday
I’m just tryna make it back home by Monday mornin’
I swear I wish somebody would tell me
Ooh, that’s all I want

[Verse 2 – Kanye West:]
Woke up an optimist
Sun was shinin’, I’m positive
Then I heard you was talkin’ trash
Hold me back, I’m ’bout to spaz

[Hook – Rihanna and Kanye West:]
Now I’m FourFiveSeconds from wildin’
And we got three more days ’til Friday
I’m just tryna make it back home by Monday mornin’
I swear I wish somebody would tell me
Ooh, that’s all I want

[Bridge – Rihanna:]
And I know that you’re up tonight
Thinkin’, “how could I be so selfish?”
But you called ’bout a thousand times
Wondering where I’ve been
Now I know that you’re up tonight
Thinkin’ “how could I be so reckless?”
But I just can’t apologize
I hope you can understand

[Verse 3 – Kanye West:]
If I go to jail tonight
Promise you’ll pay my bail
See they want to buy my pride
But that just ain’t up for sale
See all of my kindness
Is taken for weakness

[Hook x2 – Rihanna and Kanye West:]
Now I’m FourFiveSeconds from wildin’
And we got three more days ’til Friday
I’m just tryna make it back home by Monday mornin’
I swear I wish somebody would tell me
Ooh, that’s all I want

As previously reported, the video was directed by the Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin fashion photography team and Kanye styled everyone. According to Rolling Stone, the single will appear on both Kanye and Rihanna’s forthcoming albums.

Check out “FourFiveSeconds” below. Thoughts?

Rihanna Teases Behind The Scenes Clip For ‘FourFiveSeconds’ Music Video, Featuring Kanye And Paul McCartney

February 2nd, 2015 - By Madame Noire
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The first glimpse of Rihanna, Paul McCartney and Kanye West’s music video for “FourFiveSeconds” is here, thanks to a teaser posted on Rihanna’s YouTube account on Friday.

The behind-the-scenes teaser shows Rihanna, McCartney and West performing the song in front of the camera and reviewing the footage, as well as a few seconds of Rihanna getting touch-ups in the makeup chair.

Read more about RiRi’s new music video at BlackVoices.com