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For many Mexican Americans living here in the U.S., Cinco de Mayo is a day to commemorate their Mexican pride and heritage. While many of us who aren’t Mexican join in on the celebration, here’s a list of celebs that you may not have known that are actually Mexican, either by ethnicity or nationality.
Taboo from Black Eyed Peas
As one fourth of the super group Black Eyed Peas, rapper Taboo has become an international superstar. Born to a Mexican American father and a Native American mother in Los Angeles, Taboo, real name Jaime Gomez, joined the group to replace one of its members. Black Eyed Peas went through a couple name changes and singer Fergie was brought in as the fourth member in time for their third album. Taboo began working on a solo album in 2008 but has said it will take some time to get his solo career off of the ground.
Honoring the 30th anniversary of Def Jam, Arsenio Hall kicked-off Wednesday night’s show in true Def Jam style with a hilarious spoken word performance about the woes of March Madness titled “My Bracket is Busted.”
Arsenio welcomed Def Jam founder Russell Simmons who weighed in on critical remarks made by Kid Cudi on an earlier show about the state of hip hop and its impact on black culture.
Check out the clips at EurWeb.com
During his recent appearance on “The Arsenio Hall Show,” rapper Kid CuDi revealed that his true passion is assisting the youth in combatting loneliness and overcoming suicidal thoughts.
“Really, my mission statement since day one, all I wanted to do was help kids not feel alone and stop kids from committing suicide,” the 30-year-old rapper expressed.
It turns out that preventing suicide is a mission close to CuDi’s heart because he has actually battled against suicidal thoughts in his own life.
“I dealt with suicide for the past five years. There wasn’t a week or day that didn’t go by where I was just like, ‘You know? I wanna check out.’ And I know what that feels like.”
He adds that in many cases, those thoughts stem from feelings of loneliness and lack of self-worth.
“I know it comes from loneliness. I know it comes from not having self-worth, not loving yourself. These are things that kids don’t have music that can coach them and give them that guidance. I didn’t have that. I had to listen to Jay Z and take certain things from it and the other sh-t I just didn’t know what he was talking about.”
Thankfully, he has decided to use his negative experiences as inspiration to stand in the gap for other young people who may be going through similar experiences.
“But what about the kids…you never had an artist where you connected with them all across the board, you know? And I think that’s my job. I’m just really just trying to guide people and help people because loneliness is a terrible, terrible thing, man and if you don’t know how to conquer it, it can eat you alive.”
As for how he’s doing currently with these detrimental thoughts, CuDi says he has a better grasp on things now.
“I’m good. I’m alright,” he revealed.
His decision to come forward and discuss such a personal issue is certainly admirable. Hopefully his story can help someone else.
Watch his interview on the next page.
Strolling through a photo gallery while talking with the ladies of our sister site StyleBlazer this morning we stumbled upon this surprising, and nearly unrecognizable, photo of the man we’ve come to know as Kid Cudi. The 30-year-old Cleveland rapper ‘s hipster grunge style has been as recognizable as his flow, which is why when we saw the pic above we had to do a double take and ask, Kid Cudi, is that you?
Looking more like a black Ken doll/game show host than a rapper, we can see Cudi, born Scott Mescudi, has had some work done to his teeth to achieve the perfect grin displayed above. After thinking it over a bit, we assume this transformation is apart of the talented artist’s foray into serious acting. After stints on a few shows like “One Tree Hill” and “How to Make it in America,” Kid Cudi has landed a major gig as part of HBO’s upcoming series “Entourage,” which is slated to air in 2015.
We might also be able to attribute Cudi’s handsomely refined new face to the fact that he gave up smoking the green stuff two years ago for the sake of his daughter and frustrations over being associated with stoner/drug culture. That, we can certainly say is a good look. But what do you think about Kid Cudi’s changed appearance overall? Are you feeling it or nah?
Back in 2009 former child star Amanda Bynes and rapper Kid Cudi aka Scott Mescudi had some sort of relationship. Thanks to her sexually-charged tweets, we learned way more about the duo’s sex lives than most of us would’ve cared to learn.
“It’s amazing how good it feels when someone knows how to love your body! I am having withdrawals from a certain guy lol :),” the troubled actress tweeted back when their fling was hot and heavy in February of 2010.
“So turns out i prefer chocolate over vanilla. interesting.” she added.
Talk of the unlikely pair’s relationship even made it to Cudi’s 2010 “Cudderisback” track.
“Wanna know about me and Amanda Bynes (Amanda please)Wanna know really, really, really, who I’m dating. Is she civilian or super duper famous? Is she African-American, Caucasian or Asian or maybe Spanish? It don’t matter my n—a, I love them all. As long as she don’t need stupid amounts of makeup to make up the self esteem,” the 29-year-old M.C. recites at one point in his song.
Unfortunately, their love affair doesn’t appear to have turned out so well. In a recent rant that was initially directed towards Complex Magazine, Bynes begins trashing Kid Cudi on Twitter, questioning his talent and calling him “ugly.”
Sheesh! Cudi has yet to publicly respond to his ex-boo’s verbal assassination.
Somebody come get your friend.
In Friday foolery news, just because we had to share, former Nickelodeon star Amanda Bynes is back to talking crazy on her Twitter. But after basically calling Jay-Z ugly, she wants another rapper to know that he could get it. And murder it…Sorry Drake.
Bynes took to her Twitter page last night to let out one of her gems of randomness, as Twitter has allowed her to fully express herself (but not in a good way…), and Tweeted the rapper to let him know that she would like to get to know him on a more sexual level.
And it seems she was dead serious. The actress, who has been making herself over with cheek piercings, wigs and a whole lot of makeup (she recently looked suspiciously close to Tyga’s girlfriend Blac Chyna), has publicly stated on her Twitter that she thought Drake was a “hot fellow,” but how she went from saying he was attractive to high-key propositioning him, we’re not so sure. Also, this isn’t the first rapper Bynes has been with or wanted to be romantic with. Years ago she was getting really close with G.O.O.D. Music rapper and actor (and cutie) Kid Cudi. Allegedly, her penchant for being too open on Twitter made them fall out, especially when some postings like the following were supposed to be about him:
“It’s amazing how good it feels when someone knows how to love your body! I am having withdrawals from a certain guy lol
“So turns out i prefer chocolate over vanilla. interesting.”
“The guy I love is the most talented person ever!” He inspires me to be better! *heart* awww we should get married.”
Yeah, she’s been doing the most for a while now, but her statement to Drake was a whooooole lot. Murder? Really? Maybe she thought because he loves to “date” Hollywood beauties, strippers and video vixens, he might be down, and who is to say that he would turn the girl down? But I’d suggest Drizzy run in the opposite direction. I could go on, but I’ll let you add your two cents on the ratchet-ness of all of this below…
There’s a trend brewing in the world of urban music. More and more artists are complaining when their products don’t sell — albums or any of their side projects.
Pharrell Williams has filed breach of contract papers at Manhattan Federal Court and is seeking $5 million in damages against the company he partnered with on his liquor line, Qream, over slow sales. It was not long ago that Pharrell debuted the cream liqueur. But now he’s unhappy with the sales, according to Allhiphop.com, and the music producer has filed a lawsuit against the distillery Diageo North America claiming that the company “failed to produce, market and distribute his high-end Qream to the appropriate target audience.” This, he claims, resulted in low sales.
Pharrell also wasn’t pleased with the product itself. He claimed the bottles had faulty tops. Lastly, he accused the company of shutting down production without warning last July and Williams did not have time to find another partner.
And not too long ago, Kid Cudi publicly called out his record label for not shipping enough physical copies of his long-awaited rock album “WZRD.” He used his Twitter feed to voice a complaint about Universal Republic, blasting the label for only shipping 55,000 copies and not securing radio play for the LP’s lead single “Teleport 2 Me, Jamie.”
Because of this, reports Hip Hop DX, CuDi threatened to suspend the release of the third installment of his critically acclaimed Man On the Moon series until 2014. Despite, the complaints WZRD debuted at number one today on iTunes.
Finally (because three’s a trend), Nicki Minaj complained during a radio interview that Target and Walmart had failed to support the release of her album “The Re-Up” back in November. The album was a repackaged version of “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded” with a few new tracks and a DVD that the retailers had no interest in carrying.
Surely, we won’t have to wait too long before the next celeb airs their personal set of grievances.
Kid Cudi let off some steam on Twitter Tuesday night, slamming his record label for not getting his work on the radio. The rapper, born Scott Mescudi, noticed that two of his songs, “King Wizard” and “Just What I Am,” had roughly the same amount of video views as Trinidad James’ “All Gold Everything.” The James track is a radio standard, while Cudi’s songs apparently aren’t in rotation all that often.
The tweets — which include some colorful language — are available below. Cudi’s comparison is perhaps only semi-valid. James was an unknown artist before “All Gold Everything” lit up blogs and subsequently the radio, so it’s more notable that he was able to drum up the same number of video views as a relatively well-known act like Cudi. Also, the James single is perfect for the radio: lyrically and sonically unchallenging with a hook that’s much more jingle than poem.
Read the rest of the story and see the tweets at BlackVoices
Earlier this week, it was reported by multiple news outlets that rapper Kid Cudi, whose real name is Scott Mescudi, voluntarily gave up custody of his daughter Vada after being involved in a very bitter and exhausting year-long custody battle with her mother. The report which originally came from TMZ implied that the rapper “gave up” custody of his daughter as a result of a “history of violence and drug addiction.”
The Grio is reporting that Mescudi’s attorney Lauren Blair is now coming out stating the claims are false and insisting that Scott and the child’s mother reached an “amicable agreement” back in August of this year and that the agreement is reflective of the fact that “both parents are fit and proper persons to have custody of their child.” While Blair says that the terms of that agreement will remain private, she did release a formal statement regarding the controversy. Check out some of the statement below.
“There has been several reports that “Kid Cudi gives up full custody of daughter” which several gossip sites re-ran under the headline “Kid Cudi Gives Up Full Custody of His Daughter Due to ‘History of Violence and Drug Addiction.’” The statement that Kid Cudi gave up full custody due to a history of violence and drug addiction is simply false. The truth is that in August 2012, Kid Cudi and his daughter’s mother jointly reached an amicable agreement on the issues of legal custody and parenting time. While Kid Cudi’s lawyer, Lauren Blair of the Chicago-based law firm, Pedersen & Houpt, will not comment on the details of the parties’ custody and parenting agreement, which are private, she did state that the final custody judgment in Kid Cudi’s case expressly acknowledges that “both parents are fit and proper persons to have custody of their child.”
Ms. Blair also made clear that allegations of a purported history of drug and alcohol use and violent behavior that were made in the early stages of the case were based on “stale” information from internet videos, interviews and other “unreliable hearsay sources” about alleged isolated incidents with unrelated persons as far back as December 2009, June 2010 and July 2010. In fact, Kid Cudi voluntarily agreed to take a drug test to dispute those allegations and to dispel any notion that he was unfit to parent based on allegations of illegal drug use, and the test results came back negative for drugs.
Kid Cudi was also never proven to be an “absentee dad” or a deadbeat dad who didn’t want to be involved in his child’s life or tried to shirk his parental obligations. The court formally acknowledged that Kid Cudi had, since his daughter’s birth, “attempted to establish a relationship with the child and visit with the child when not on tour, or when he is in Chicago or in the state of Ohio where both parties are originally from.” The court also recognized that Kid Cudi had voluntary provided financial support, including child support, rent and other monthly payments, for his daughter since her birth until the time that a child support order was entered as part of the normal course of the case.
“Both parties, as well as the judge and the parties’ lawyers, worked very hard over many months to reach an amicable resolution because everyone saw that it was in the child’s best interest to do so and saw two parents who both deeply love and care about their child.”
We’re happy that the two parents were able to reach an agreement for the sake of their child — and that he’s not a violent drug addict.
Jazmine is a writer living in New York. Follow her on Twitter @jazminedenise
From Eur Web
Rapper Kid Cudi has lost a bitter court battle with his baby mama over the custody of their daughter Vada.
The performer, real name Scott Mescudi, agreed to surrender full custody of the child to her mother after a year of fighting for joint custody.
Read more at EurWeb.com.