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Power couples in entertainment and the political arena today aren’t just enjoying their celebrity status, here are some who have ventured out to successful side hustles. They are not only in the news for their heart-to-heart connection, or their shock and awe shenanigans, but also for their dual business dealings. Love, respect, passion, and decent earnings — sounds like a recipe for a pretty good relationship.
Are you as shocked as I am?
One of the reasons some people were so annoyed with news that Kanye and Kim are expecting their first child is because of the assumption that this pregnancy is just another ploy to extend Kim’s already suspect fame as well as her bank account. Immediately, people starting coming up with all sorts of reality TV spinoff ideas like, a “Kim Gives Birth,” special or Kanye and Kim getting their own show like Khloe and Lamar, but sources tell TMZ that’s not about to happen.
“We’re told K&K want to keep that part of their lives separate from ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’ … so they can ‘ensure real privacy’ for the baby,” TMZ reports.
“Further, we’re told Kim is saying the baby will NEVER be on the family’s show or have its own spin-off — nor will there be a ‘Kim Gives Birth’ TV special … she and Kanye are nixing that idea too.”
“Like so many Kardashian fans, we love it when this close-knit family gets even bigger. We look forward to sharing the joy as they prepare for more diapers, more bottle and without a doubt, more fabulous baby wear.”
Another insider also told the site that the Kardashian franchise, which includes the upcoming season of “Kourtney & Kim Take Miami” set to premier January 20, “will continue to cover all aspects of Kim’s life as it always has.”
So basically she’ll be all baby talk until little Yeezy’s head starts crowning. Let’s just hope the couple keeps that promise to not put their child in front of the cameras — although I’m sure there will be more than enough Twitpics, Instagrams, and commissioned photo shoots and magazine covers to make up for that.
Everyone has been on Kenya Moore’s back about fabricating her relationship to get on the Real Housewives of Atlanta, but while it’s fun to hate on Kenya and that attitude of hers, let’s not act like she’s the only person that might be frontin’ a relationship for publicity’s sake. Half of the relationships in Hollywood are business deals and these are just a handful of the celebrity couples who don’t seem sincere at all.
That’s Not Yo Baby Daddy — Or Anybody Else’s! Men Who Have Managed To Stay Baby Free In The Rap Game
A few things are just a given in the rap game: money, cars, chains, groupies, baby mamas, and, of course, a kid or two,or three, or four— except for these rappers it’s not. Breaking the overly fertile, be fruitful and multiply like Abraham and ‘dem stereotype that characterizes most rappers these days, these rhyme spitters have managed to not let the groupie love go to their head — or to at least remember to wrap it up every time they decide to get it in with the chick who makes her way from the concert to the hotel lobby to the hotel room.
We can’t help but appreciate these guys who know sprinkling their seed, and their hard-earned money in the form of child support payments, all across the globe is not a good look. Here are nine rappers who are most definitely not the father!
Nicki Minaj rapped about Mitt Romney. Shyne recently slammed President Obama. Killer Mike called out Obama on his latest CD. So has hip hop abandoned Obama?
In 2008, many people believed one of the main reasons Barack Obama prevailed was because the hip hop community put their full weight—money, endorsement, promoting the vote and the man (such as P. Diddy’s “Vote or Die” campaign) — behind the then-presidential candidate. There is even a school of thought that theorizes that young white voters, especially college kids, backed Obama because they are of the hip-hop generation. That they were more comfortable with the thought of a black president because through hip hop they have embraced black culture. At the time, Dr. Benjamin Chavis, president and CEO of the Hip Hop Summit Action Network, said, “The early results of the presidential election verifies that the hip-hop generation is a responsible and caring generation. Hip-hop artists and icons, male and female, all worked hard to make sure the issues and the interests of young people were represented. President Elect Obama now has a serious mandate from the hip-hop generation. Hip-hop transcends race and will continue to be a force for change, not only in America, but also throughout the world.”
This time around, hip hop is once again coming to Obama’s aide. On October 27 in Teaneck, NJ, Lenny “The Barber” Hansen closes out the 2012 presidential election with the “Respect My Vote/Fright Night Concert.” Hip hop stars Machine Gun Kelly, Meek Mill, legend Ice T, Funk Master Flex, DJ Wallah and others will make the “Respect My Vote / Fright Night Concert.”
For the event, Lenny the Barber and his Carefree Nation team partnered with 2 Chainz and the Hip Hop Caucus, to bring together some of the biggest names in hip hop and American politics all in an effort to get young people to exercise their vote.
Other rappers are pulling for Obama with independent acts of support. Even though the President once called Kanye a “jackass,”the rapper has been hitting the streets to encourage people to vote for Obama even it has been reported missing girlfriend Kims birthday in lieu of campaigning for Obama. Jay Z and Beyonce recently hosted a mega bucks, star-studded fundraiser for Obama. BET also recently followed hip hop veterans like Treach, Snoop Lion, RZA, DJ Kay Gee, and Ice Cube speak on personal experiences showing their support for President Obama.
Still, the passion and drive doesn’t seem to be there as it was in 2008. Maybe because it’s a re-election? What do you think?
I think most of us agree that you should believe in your own talent even if no one else does. However, Drake just might have taken his beliefs about his contribution to music to another level and can now only be summed up in one word: Delusional. During an interview with The Jewish Chronicle, they quote him as saying about his music:
There were people who incorporated melody before me but I would deem myself the first person to successfully rap and sing.”
I’m sorry, what now? Did the name Lauryn Hill escape you during this interview? Did the name Nate Dogg, who was basically the “king” of singing and rapping hooks slip your mind? Perhaps he was overly excited about the concert he was about to give in London so the names of all the successful rappers who also sang in their songs conveniently disappeared from his mind. If that’s not the case and he really believes that he’s the first successful rapper to mix singing and rapping then he really might be living in a dream world.
Drake also goes on to say that his style of wearing his heart on his sleeve when he creates his songs is not a gimmick. He says, “This is not a gimmick. I just sort of exist and people embrace me. I’m one of the few artists who gets to be himself everyday.” Yes, I suppose that’s why your style is eerily familiar to someone named Kanye West. Yes, that’s why a lot of the music he’s put out lately had a bit of a depressing tone.
But Lauryn Hill, Queen Latifah and many others were way years ahead of you incorporating rapping and singing. Never forget it…and show some respect!
Arguably the best hip-hop lyricist of all time, the late and legendary Tupac Shakur was born to Afeni Shakur and Billy Garland, who were both active members of the Black Panther Party in its prime. Afeni was charged with multiple felonies during the late ‘60s for allegedly conspiring to bomb public places in New York. All of the charges were later dropped.
Keeping up with Kanye and Kim… Yeezy was on hand to celebrate Kourtney‘s baby shower with the rest of the Kardashian Klan. He was all smiles for the occasion, cuddling with Kim and even giving daps to cutie pie Mason. Big cakes, cotton candy, and Kourtney masks kept the party sweet and femme as the Kardashians prepare to welcome a baby girl to the family.
KimYe is still going strong, and we’ve got to admit, they are pretty darn cute.
Check out pics from Kourtney’s baby shower at StyleBlazer.com.
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It’s so easy for things to go out of style and for others to be in denial about it. In the entertainment business, what’s hot one minute can go out of style with the quickness the next. And while most viewers or consumers might express that they’re tired of seeing something, as long as it makes somebody a few dollars, it’s sure to be around for a while–whether you like it or not. But it never hurts to b***h about it, right? That’s what I’m here for…
People With Little to No Talent on My TV
And they’re making mad money! Call me jealous (I am…just a bit) about it all, but with all the talented people I see on the trains alone in NYC trying to get some attention and a few dollars, it makes me somewhat irritated that folks who can’t hold a note, act for s**t, or do something other than act a fool in Louboutins on reality TV are making all the money and taking all the jobs. Who needs to be talented when you can writhe around on the floor butt naked in an unimaginative music video while singing/yelling/yodeling and go platinum because of it? Right?
Kanye West has been getting a lot of flack for dating “below his level” with his new love, Kim Kardashian. Granted, Kris Jenner has made her daughter one of the most talked about celebrities of the day. And Kanye’s ego feeds off his celebrity, but he’s still a musical genius, an description that doesn’t quite fit Kim.
Kanye may know exactly what he’s doing. There are benefits to having a partner that isn’t on the same level professionally as you are. A über famous supporting role may be the perfect fit for Kim’s skillset. We all saw Taraji’s dilemma in “Think Like a Man”; sometimes having two power players in a romantic relationship is more than said relationship can handle.
The Harvard Business School reported that 80% of women at the top of their field have husbands who don’t work, showing that it is difficult to sustain a relationship between two people completely devoted to their careers. As picturesque as the Obamas and the Knowles-Carters of the world make it look, being a power couple is hard work. The high-profile break ups that continuously plague tabloid front pages show that sometimes it’s more trouble than it’s worth.
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