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All The Black Men Who Helped Build The Kardashian Empire

July 17th, 2015 - By Veronica Wells
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black men who built kardashian empire featIn the words of Erykah Badu, “See, I been having this on my mind for a long time” and I was just waiting for the right time to lay all of this information down on y’all. This week, there’s been a lot of discussion about cultural appropriation. Specifically with the comment Amandla Stenberg made to Kylie Jenner on Instagram.

While Amandla never mentioned hair specifically, that’s what the discussion morphed into. Originally though, Stenberg’s comments were about appropriating Black culture and Black features.

You all aren’t blind, you can clearly see the ways in which the Kardashian sisters have transformed themselves to resemble Black women: Kylie’s lips, Kim’s butt, Khloe’s butt.

It’s not that these women are racist for wanting to look this way; but the fact that they are profiting immensely off a look many Black women are born with and have been ridiculed for, is frustrating, to say the absolute least. And while we might argue about whether or not the Kardashians should speak out about racial issues, (particularly when Kim has a Black daughter), I don’t think there’s anything wrong about them being made aware of the way their actions are perceived and affect others who belong to the community they are trying to emulate.

I don’t know if the Kardashian family sat down and had a meeting about all the ways in which they were going to attach themselves to Black people, particularly men, to come up. But that’s exactly what they’ve done. If you need some proof, here are a few examples.

As a disclaimer, I’m not bashing the Kardashians for dating and probably possibly even sleeping with most of the men on this list. What I am saying is that it is crystal clear that they used the backs of these Black men as rungs on the social ladder. 

Here She Goes Again: Khloe Kardashian Says Jamie Foxx Made Transphobic Joke About Bruce Jenner Because He Needs “A Little Press”

April 3rd, 2015 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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You already know that when it comes to her family, Khloe Kardashian does NOT play.

We told you at the beginning of the week that Jamie Foxx was heavily criticized for jokes he made about Bruce Jenner, who we all know is officially going through gender transition.

While hosting the iHeartRadio Awards on Sunday, Foxx said, “We got some groundbreaking performances here, too, tonight. We got Bruce Jenner, who will be here doing some musical performances. He’s doing a his-and-her duet all by himself.”

Foxx continued, saying, “Look, I’m just busting your balls…while I still can.”

Foxx’s name ended up trending on Twitter right after he did the joke and many said that it wasn’t funny, but rather, disrespectful.

No one felt that way more than Jenner’s family, including Khloe Kardashian.

During an interview with The Insider, Kardashian was asked her thoughts on Foxx’s joke, and she said that based on the fact that the Kardashian family knows the comedian, it wasn’t cool.

“I just think it’s a low blow. I think it’s very mean, but you know, I wish him all the best. It is what it is.”

She continued, saying, “I just think — and I know Jamie, so I think that’s also why that’s a really low blow, but hey, guess that’s what he felt the need to do for a little press.”

Considering that this statement is coming from someone in the Kardashian family, such a comeback is quite laughable…

But this isn’t the first time that Kardashian has tried it in an attempt to defend her family members. In February, she went at it with Amber Rose after Rose gave her two cents on 17-year-old Kylie Jenner’s decision to openly date the 25-year-old rapper, Tyga.

As for this particular controversy, Kardashian wasn’t the only family member who spoke out about Foxx’s jokes. Bruce Jenner’s son, Burt Jenner, even tried to call Foxx a Kevin Hart clone. He told TMZ, “I think he is just copying Kevin Hart because Kevin Hart is taking all his movie opportunities.” He continued, “He’s copying him — man’s on a roll and Jamie Foxx is on the way down.”

Ouch, much?

 

Amber Rose Organizes A Slut Walk In Response To The Kanyes And Khloes Of The World

March 17th, 2015 - By Veronica Wells
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Amber Rose is tired of being shamed and dogged for her assumed behaviors while men are congratulated for them and women with lighter skin and faker bodies are rewarded. So she’s arranging a Slut Walk in Los Angeles. And she sat down with “Entertainment Tonight’s” Brooke Anderson to talk about just a few of the recent actions that caused her to put this whole thing together, like the Twitter back and forth with Khloe Kardashian and Kanye West’s recent comments about having to take 30 showers after the two broke up.

Check out a few highlights from the interview and then the whole thing in the video below.

Why she’s having a slut walk?

It’s important for me because I deal with it everyday. I deal with it via social media, people out on the street. They don’t quite understand why I post what I post and how I speak on social media. I just recently dealt with that with my ex saying that he had to take 30 showers after he’s been with me.

We were happy when we were together and now all of a sudden I’m getting slut shamed because we’re not together anymore and it’s unfair. And I feel like women deal with that constantly on a daily basis and I’m sick of it. And I’m here for my girls and we’re going to do the Amber Rose Slut Walk this summer and it’s going to be awesome. I’m going to do it in LA this year and then hopefully, New York, Chicago, Miami like branch off.

How are she and Khloe these days?

She can come to my slut walk too. I mean, I don’t hate Khloe. I don’t hate her.

This is the thing because I was a dancer at a very young age– yes, I could have totally minded my business when it came to her younger sister and her relationship; but me being a dancer at such a young age, dealing with older men gave me the humility and knowledge to speak on such a subject. So I can understand why it came across the wrong way to her. I get it. But that’s a phone call she could have had with me.

She didn’t have to tweet 11 times and try to humiliate me when the only reason why these girls have careers is because their older sister had a little fun on tape. Let’s be realistic. Which I never ever hated on that. I’m all over a woman making something out of nothing. If you can do something and bring your whole family on, make millions of dollars? That’s dope to me. I love that. But I feel like because Kim is dating my ex is kind of weird. But I would love for them to reach out. I don’t have a problem with those girls.

Check out the full video below.

Muva Knows Best: 10 Things We Could All Learn From Amber Rose

February 25th, 2015 - By Alexandra Olivier
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Amber Rose has been on “Ether” mode as of late. After inviting Khloe Kardashian and her entire family to have several seats on Twitter, Muva also proved her tact and class by choosing not to air out Kanye West’s dirty laundry after he jumped in the mix.

Amber Rose did begin stripping at the age of 15. Amber Rose does post plenty of thirst trap pics on Instagram – string monokini anyone? Amber Rose is a mother and no, that will not stop her from posting instructional twerk videos.

Muva Rose is certainly no one to play with. While her truths and way of living may turn off the prudes in us all, there is much to learn from her, including these 10 lessons.

Amber Rose, Kylie Jenner And The Intersection Of Class And Slut-Shaming

February 17th, 2015 - By Charing Ball
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The most ignorant word in the English language might have to be “classy.”

We often use it as an adjective to describe refinement and respectability. However, I wrote before about the term also being used to justify and even mask some pretty despicable behavior from folks. This time around, it’s being used to encourage slut-shaming.

We all know how slut-shaming works: Basically, a woman can be an ax-murdering, tax-cheating, baby-kicking, don’t-know-how-to-fry-a-piece-of-chicken-worth-a-damn bogey(wo)man, but she better not have had sexual relations with multiple men outside of a good religious-based marriage (with a man), or else, she’s a slut. And there is nothing worse for a woman to be in the world than a slut, right?

Hell, you don’t even have to be promiscuous to be considered a “slut.” Sometimes a shortened hemline can get you that label. Sometimes it is how you talk or even where you were born, which could result in you wearing the scarlet letter. You can just be an attractive woman in a space where men are scarce and be hit with the “slut” label. I was actually called a “dumb slut” one time for cutting a guy off in traffic. Try to make sense of that one…

But while it is true that every woman in society has to maneuver around the landmines that can get them labelled as sluts, it is also true that “class” is often used as a shield to protect some while also being used as a tool to oppress others: like women of more marginalized identities.

I see much of that at the center of the Amber Rose and Khloe Kardashian Twitter/Instagram beef. Rose, who used to date Kanye West, who is now married to Kim Kardashian, called herself standing up for her new BFF, Blac Chyna, who has a child with rapper Tyga. In case you missed it, Tyga is allegedly getting a little too close with 17-year-old Kylie Jenner, the younger sister of Kim Kardashian, who was Chyna’s good friend at one time.

In an interview with The Breakfast Club, Rose says this:

Amber Rose: “She’s a baby, she needs to go to bed at 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.”

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

Rose: “I ain’t speaking to them. At all. That’s ridiculous He has a beautiful woman and a baby and left that for a 16-year-old that just turned 17. Like, hah. But guess what, that’s up to her and her mother.”

I get Rose’s point here. This is a grown man who broke up with the mother of his child only to turn around and pal around with an individual who hasn’t even come into adulthood yet. There is something predatory in all of it that bothers me. If I were Kris Jenner, no way would I want Tyga, who clearly has issues he needs to sort out internally, to be around my impressionable child. And if these were non-celebrities with non-celebrity identities, I think a whole lot of other folks would likely feel the same way about this situation too.

However, Rose’s last thought about it all being “up to her and her mother” is what she probably should have stuck with when asked to comment about their relationship. After all, none of this is any of her business. You don’t see Blac Chyna saying anything and sticking up for herself. Matter of fact, when the beef started, it was Chyna who sent out an Instagram message about how “unbothered” she was with the whole dust-up (some best friend she is…). So why is Rose being so messy?

Me thinks there is tinge of jealousy and envy simmering beneath the tweets. As noted in an article from Complex, in the same interview, Rose made some equally side-eye worthy remarks about another Kardashian sister. In particular, she tells the Breakfast Club:

“When Kim first came out, I was like, ‘Who the f**k is this Puerto Rican girl with Paris Hilton?! This b***h is beautiful!’ Yeah, I thought she was Puerto Rican, I’m from the East Coast. So, that’s initially what I thought of Kim. I was just like, ‘Wow, this girl’s amazing.’” So, what changed? “But it’s just sh*t that I see her do, like she posted a selfie, and she had like one of her boobs out of the bra or whatever. It’s just fake to me,” Rose said. “If I wanna have my titties out, on a beach, that’s exactly what I’m gonna do. “I’m not gonna have my titties out and be like, [impersonating Kardashian] ‘Oh my god! I can’t believe like, uh, they caught me with my boobs out!”

Well that might be because the masses don’t react the same way to a bare-breasted Rose as they do to a naked Kim K. And that is no shade. Both are beautiful women with exceptionally crafted bodies, but as Awesomely Luvvie once wrote, The Kim Kardashian Model doesn’t work for black women.

In other words, while a topless and bottomless sex tape made by the daughter of a late high-powered attorney is viewed as shocking, cheeky and even artful, a nude Rose is not. Why? Because it’s not viewed anywhere out of the normal realm of what we kind of expected from a biracial former exotic dancer from the low-income part of South Philly. Therefore, no one is going to care too much if Rose is on the beach topless, because in the minds of the masses, she never embodied the ideals of what we deem as “classy” anyway – even if the “class” we are talking about here is who has access to selling “respectable” yet s*xy images.

And that has to rightfully bother Rose, who makes her living off of her image, especially her body. Truth be told, she should have been the one who #BrokeTheInternet with that viral and history-making editorial styled by Jean-Paul Goude. Hell, she has the better and more natural form, with the legitimate genetic roots. But that pesky white woman privilege got in the way of all of that. So once again, it is Kim K’s sexuality that gets endorsed and institutionalized by the system, while the blogs are debating if the pictures of Rose standing on a balcony overlooking a beach in a string bikini makes her looks like a classless slut, or worse, a classless slut and bad mom.

According to the Huffington Post, a study published last year in Social Psychology Quarterly has revealed “that when a particular group of women call each other ‘sluts,’ it has little to do with perceived or actual promiscuity, and everything to do with social class.” I can definitely see that. And I’m sure that’s what Kylie’s big sister Khloe meant to highlight when she decided to fire back at Rose in a series of tweets for meddling in family business. In particular, she writes in two tweets:

“’I was a stripper since I was 15 years old,’ Amber Rose told Foxx. Please don’t worry about my sister who has a career & her sh*t together at ONLY 17…people who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. (2) Please stop talking about us in interviews mama. None of us talk about you.”

To which Rose would respond:

“I’ll be that lil whore to support my family like ur older sister is a whore 2 support hers. We’re even”

Well, those are just fighting words. And that’s what happened for the rest of the afternoon. The two “celebs” traded jabs, memes and old leaked pictures about who was the sluttiest of them all. A winner in the slut wars has yet to be declared, but it was clear that Rose definitely was in her feelings.

And who could blame her? If Rose was stripping since 15 years of age, then she didn’t have the privilege of protection, which Kylie has in her life. And I’m guessing the same can be said for Rose’s BFF, Blac Chyna, who started her dancing career supposedly at 18 years old. There was no silver spoon in place to pay off media, clean up images and pad her fall in the event that Tyga tried to screw her over and leave her as a single mother. Everything for those two has been a grind upwards. And while Kylie’s decisions are respected by the public at large as an exercise in being sexually liberated, unfortunately, we haven’t really come around to seeing either Rose or Chyna, who are adults now, as anything more than glorified sluts.

Amber Rose Vs. The Kardashians

February 17th, 2015 - By Rich
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Amber Rose has showed her claws in a new catfight that she initiated with the Kardashians. Though it all started with Kylie Jenner, Rose has worked her way up to Khloe, who has acknowledged and responded, and it’s only a matter of time until she’s in a full on war of words with Kim, or at least it seems like that is what the media is hoping for.

It all began when Amber targeted Kylie Jenner, the new (younger) girlfriend of rapper Tyga, calling her a baby who needs to go to bed at seven o’clock. Rose was referencing the relationship which has been criticized in the media because of Kylie’s young age (she’s 17). It’s clear that Amber is taking up for her BFF Blac Chyna who is Tyga’s ex and baby’s mother. They are recently broken up.

But the drama escalated when Khloe quickly came to her little sister’s defense, calling out Rose for being a stripper at the age of 15. When Amber responded, targeting Kim and Kanye, Khloe basically called Amber a Kardashian stalker, saying she couldn’t go a full 10 minutes without mentioning them.

Now involved in a not-so-pretty divorce with her husband and son’s father Wiz Khalifa, Amber Rose has never truly been able to escape the “Kanye’s ex” label that has seemed to follow her throughout her relationship. Even when Kanye originally hooked up with Kim Kardashian, comparisons between the two women constantly plagued both of their relationships. Photos of both women with Kanye in similar poses, side by side, were often posted in an effort to question whether the love Kanye had for Kim was as deep as it was for Amber. Still, the women rarely acknowledged the other.

But now, in this new war of words playing itself out on social media, Amber is letting folks know that she’s not afraid to go there. In the midst of her Kardashian rant, Amber has posted memes of Kanye, calling Kim a “whore” and bringing up her sex tape.

Though the Kardashian who seems the most likely to fire shots is Khloe, it’s clear that Amber Rose is baiting each and every sister in the Kardashian household. “I’m so sick of these plastic ass hoes bullying ppl cuz they got the media outlets on payroll,” she tweeted.

Amber even went so far as to regurgitate the rumor that Khloe Kardashian’s father was actually OJ Simpson. “U think because ur dad was a professional football player that got away with murder ur better than me girl? Haaaaaannnnn?” she tweeted.

Nothing further from any of the Kardashians, but don’t be surprised if things continue to drag on. Amber put out her final warning today, “I’m done dragging this b-tch. Lesson of the day children people please don’t try Muva cuz I will humble u.”   This one doesn’t look like it’s over just yet.

“Please Stop Talking About Us” Khloe Kardashian And Amber Rose Go At It Over Comments About Kylie And Tyga’s Relationship

February 16th, 2015 - By Veronica Wells
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By now, you may have noticed that Khloe is the clap back Kardashian. And after listening to…or hearing about Amber Rose’s Breakfast Club interview, she had a few things to say. In case you missed the interview, it wasn’t Amber’s thoughts on Kim that Khloe took issue with. It was Amber’s thoughts on Tyga and Kylie’s relationship.

In case you don’t know Amber Rose is now good friends with Blac Chyna. And Blac Chyna  just so happens to be the mother of Tyga’s son. So, naturally Amber has probably seen first hand the type of shenanigans Tyga has put Blac Chyna through. And honestly, you don’t have to be an insider to see and know that Tyga and Kylie’s relationship is at worst sexual, predatory and exploitative; and at the very least, weird and inappropriate.

Here’s what Amber said:

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.

Personally, I thought she went easy on them. And really, it was more a stab at Tyga than anyone else.

But apparently, big sis Khloe Kardashian didn’t see things that way. And she took to Twitter to vent.

Khloe Kardashian And Amber Rose Go At It

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(She’s since deleted that second one.) 

Then she continued:

We get asked questions about people all the time and my sisters and I always take the high road and don’t answer. Truth is we don’t know these people. I don’t know Amber so why would I comment on her. I’m not going to comment on someone I don’t know. That’s unfair. We all hear things via social media or blogs but I would only want to comment on someone if I actually knew them and or had my own personal history with them. I would think others would want the same respect. 3 sides to EVERY story. His, hers and the truth. I’m not passing judgment but I wish others would do the same until they have FACTS.

And since Amber ain’t no punk, she had her own response.

Khloe Kardashian And Amber Rose Go At It

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I have one word for Khloe: “Nah.”

You absolutely were trying to pass judgment and even throwing shade bringing up the fact that Amber Rose was stripping at 15. So save all of that no judgment crap. But bringing up the fact that Amber was stripping at 15 doesn’t really address the issue at hand, now does it? In fact, since Amber was doing too much, too soon, she’s in the proper position to tell other girls making similar mistakes to slow it down.

What I find interesting is that Khloe never addressed the real elephant in the room: the fact that her mother is allowing her just-turned-17-year-old daughter to galavant around the world with a man in his mid twenties. Even if they aren’t having sex, which is doubtful, it’s predatory as hell. And since it’s inappropriate and even possibly illegal, I don’t think it’s wrong or out of the question for Amber Rose, or anybody who cares about women’s issues, to be speaking about this. Girls far less famous and less rich than Kylie Jenner are being exploited by older men all the time, all over this country and all over the world. And honestly, it’s weird as hell that Kris Jenner is just ok with all of it or keeps trying to convince us that they’re just friends.

Puh-leez.

This is how Khloe ended the conversation.

Khloe Kardashian And Amber Rose Go At It

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Good thing, home girl knows when to bow out. Things would have gotten nasty in that ring…and all my money would have been on Amber.

It continues…

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Khloe Kardashian In The Dog House Over KKK Joke

November 12th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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If you’re active on Twitter and Instagram, there’s a good chance that you stumbled across this meme, which attempts to poke fun at recent reports that the Ku Klux Klan is now accepting Black, gay and Jewish members. In the photo, all three Kardashian sisters are wearing white outfits. Printed over the image are words that read:

“The only KKK to ever let Black men in.”

However, as we’ve witnessed in the past, memes get a little weird once celebrities join in on the shenanigans. So it’s expected that things got a little crazy when Khloe Kardashian shared the photo on Instagram and Twitter with a caption that read:

“True.”

After being criticized for sharing the “distasteful” and “offensive” photo, Khloe removed it from her Instagram account. Khloe’s brother-in-law of sorts, Scott Disick, who also posted the meme; however, left his up. Khloe has yet to comment on the backlash received over the meme.

While it doesn’t seem that either of them meant to be offensive and although the meme clearly speaks to the Kardashian sisters’ love of Black men,  Khloe and Scott’s actions prove that they’re ignorant and/or insensitive to the KKK’s history of terrorizing Black people. Something that should never be trivialized.  Of course, neither Khloe or Scott are the original creators of the meme, but reposting it was not a wise thing to do.

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Put It On Pause: Khloe Kardashian And French Montana Are On A Break

September 10th, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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In and out. One and done. According to Us Weekly Khloe Kardashian and French Montana are “on a break.” Eight months after the couple started dating, Khloe felt like it was time to take a break from Montana

A source told Us “They are on a break. The relationship got too heavy and Khloe needed to take a step back.”

Another source said that the reason for the break was because Montana, the 29-year-old Moroccan-born musician had become too needy for Kardashian.

“It grated on her that he became so dependent on her.”

The source also claims that the family, particularly Kris, never approved of him. Apparently, Kim and even former step-daddy Bruce were not here for Montana and skeptical of the rapper and his motives.

Khloe didn’t seem to be concerned though, not even after Montana admitted that he wanted to “capitalize” on the new attention he was receiving now that he was dating a Kardashian. (Sounding like Nikko Smith.) Montana later admitted that his words were taken out of context.

But for now she just wants to be a part from him.

Khloe Already Sick Of French Montana’s Cheating Ways, Says Source

September 5th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Khloé Kardashian isn’t even officially divorced from her estranged husband, Lamar Odom, yet and it appears that she’s already on the brink of yet another nasty breakup…at least that’s what sources are claiming. According to Life & Style, not much has changed since French’s relationship with his estranged wife, Deen Kharbouch, when it comes to loyalty.

“She’s fed up with his cheating ways,” said one insider.

Snitches went on to say that while Khloé’s rebound romance was fun initially, things have already gone south in their five-month romance.

“She was having a good time,” the insider explains, “but now it’s becoming dramatic, and she wants out.”

So what’s keeping Khloé from walking away, you ask? Reportedly his connection with her family.

“Khloé hates that her family got involved because now it’s harder to sever ties.”

Khloe has yet to comment on the reports, but from the looks of it, she and French are still going strong. Earlier this week, she shared a photo of a bouquet of flowers believed to be from her beau and gushed about what a “lucky girl” she is.

“Oh man, I just LOVE surprises!!! I’m a lucky girl!!! #Smiling,” she wrote.

Only time will tell what’s really going on with these two.