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Surely by now, you’ve seen the very nasty Twitter war going on between the love quadrilateral: Kanye, Amber Rose, Wiz Khalifa and Kim Kardashian.
In case you missed it, this all started when Kanye announced that he was changing the title of his forthcoming album…again. What once was Swish is now Waves. Wiz Khalifa thought Kanye was too out of touch with the culture to use that name. He said something about smoking on KK, Kanye took it to mean Kim Kardashian and all hell broke loose. Kanye was snapping.
In a very quick summation, Kanye said that Wiz stole his style from Kid Cudi, his music was wack and no one he knew ever listened to one of his albums in its entirety. Then things went from professional to personal.
“4th you let a stripper trap you”
“5th I know you mad every time you look at your child that this girl got you for 18 years.”
“12th You wouldn’t have a child if it wasn’t for me.”
“13th You own waves???? I own your child!!!!”
It got unnecessarily ugly for absolutely no reason.
And while Wiz has since been silent, it was Amber Rose who swooped in to save the day with a tweet that ended all discussion.
— Amber Rose (@DaRealAmberRose) January 27, 2016
Done. Finished. Fin. Finito. Curtains.
Now, don’t get it twisted. I don’t believe a man who likes and enjoys anal play needs to be shamed for his preferences. I don’t believe it makes him gay. A man’s G spot is his prostrate gland. And even if it did make him gay, I would generally argue that an ex shouldn’t be the one to expose that.
But this situation right here, is a little different. In the case of Amber Rose and Kanye West, I’m literally and figuratively applauding her overshare.
Amber provided everything I could have hoped for in this situation because I love vengeance. And while it’s supposed to be the Lord’s, perhaps Amber got tired of waiting.
We all remember Kanye’s “30 showers” comment. Not only was it ironic considering his own wife’s sexual history but it was just completely foul and out of bounds considering Amber was once someone he loved. The man cried about this woman on an entire album only to turn around and act like her past as a stripper made her unworthy of compassion and human decency.
Amber could have ignored the little tiff between her estranged husband and her ex boyfriend. But the comments he made about owning her son, Sebastian were just despicable. They deserved a response and a strong one at that. And while it is a bit sad it took the homophobic culture of Hip Hop to make this diss come across so cleanly, I’m willing to make an exception in this case.
You can not speak ill of people’s children or pretend you have some type of claim over their lives. Because by that logic Ray J or Nick Cannon or Nick Lachey or Damon Thomas or Kris Humphries or Reggie Bush and a slew of other folks own North and Saint West.
They don’t. No one owns anyone.
I’m most proud and excited for Amber because Kanye seems to be under the impression that because he once dated and loved Amber that he can claim ownership over her, a fully grown woman, as if she were an object. I’m glad she let him know that she’s no longer going to remain silent and play victim to his shenanigans. The next time Kanye thinks about telling someone he owns them or their child, he should remember how Amber came for that a** with a cold, hard finger.
These Hollywood stars that were raised successfully by single moms include award-winning actresses, business tycoons, rappers and more.
Real-life single mom Brandy Norwood makes a return to TV as she stars in BET’s new comedy “Zoe Ever After” as newly single mom named Zoe Moon who is stepping out of the shadow of her famous boxer ex-husband Gemini Moon (Dorian Missick) while trying to balance dating, motherhood, a complicated relationship with her ex and finally fulfilling her career dream of starting a cosmetics line. “Zoe Ever After” premieres tonight at 10P /9C on BET Networks.
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In case you’ve thought about it, these celebrity men finally gave us the details, straight from their own mouths, of what they’re packin’.
This past weekend, the Kardashian-West family welcomed a baby boy, causing the internet to enter into a heavy debate on whether or not Kim and Kanye named their little one Easton to match his big sister North’s direction-based name. However two days after his birth, the social-media-loving family has remained mum, until now.
This afternoon, the family announced their plus-one’s name along with his birth date and how many pounds he weighed at birth:
As we reported before, both mother and son are doing well after Kim’s pregnancy, which was noted to be high-risk.
Congratulations to their beautiful family!
Kim Kardashian West announced on her website on Dec. 5, 2015 that she and husband Kanye West have welcomed a baby boy in Los Angeles.
“Kim Kardashian West and her husband, Kanye West, welcomed the arrival of their son this morning. Mother and son are doing well,” the announcement reads, accompanied by a photo of Kim and Kanye holding hands.
Kim was originally due around Christmas, but it was reported recently that she would likely be induced a month early, around Thanksgiving, because of her medical history. In November, Kim said this was a high-risk pregnancy after an ultrasound showed excess fluid in her placenta, generally a sign of gestational diabetes.
Prior to the birth, she said she was nervous, stating on her website: “This pregnancy, I’m definitely scared for my delivery, but trying my best to be hopeful and not stress out too much!”
She also mentioned that her risk of preclampsia and placenta acreeta were increased. “There’s not a whole lot I can do to prevent it, so my anxiety is a little high leading up to my delivery. In a very rare case, I might need a hysterectomy after delivery if my condition is severe enough, but luckily my doctor doesn’t think this will happen,” she adds. “So as time goes on, I am stressing out less and trying to go with the flow.”
In 2013, Kim delivered daughter North early as well, also due to health concerns.
No word yet on the official name for Baby Boy West, but Twitter has already deemed him Easton, a name Kim told talk show host Ellen DeGeneres that Kanye wasn’t feeling. We’re sure we’ll find out his name soon enough.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.