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Did Y’all See? Fake Friends And ‘Fro Woes

February 5th, 2016 - By Brande Victorian
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On this week's episode of Did Y'all See? the editors discuss the "natural hair tax" and whether Dominican hair salons are discriminatory, letting your man go on a trip with a friend of the opposite sex, and Amber Rose and Kim Kardashian's faux reconciliation. Watch the video above and weigh in on these situations in the comments section.

Amber Rose And When It’s Appropriate To Expose Your Ex’s Sexual Preferences

January 27th, 2016 - By Veronica Wells
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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!!!!”

Sigh.

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.

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.

Kim And Kanye’s Son’s Name Is…

December 7th, 2015 - By Lauren R.D. Fox
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Kim Kardashian West

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:

Kim Kardashian West

Kim Kardashian West

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!

On Instagram’s Plan To Ban The Game’s Peen-Print Pics And Why Thirst Doesn’t Look Good On Anyone

November 25th, 2015 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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As with most things in life, people sure know how to run things into the ground.

I remember back in January when B.O.B. posted a picture of himself in his sweatpants, clearly forgoing underwear, showing off his penis to his Instagram followers, many who happen to be women. I’m not going to lie; I was impressed. And while he’s not the first to share a peen-print pic, his image, with the caption #eggplantfriday, set off a chain reaction that encouraged men, famous and broke ones alike, to share their junk on the social network. Soon after, some gentlemen took it to the next, next level, and started sharing images of their bare junk. And just like that, Instagram shut it all down.

The lesson? When you start doing too much, you ruin a good thing.

And that’s a lesson The Game probably needs to learn.

Sure, #eggplantfriday was banished into the nether regions of Instagram’s infamous hashtag pile, but Game wasn’t afraid to revive it. In fact, he’s never been shy about showing off his body and trying to entice his many female followers with his #FineN—aFriday posts. If you’ve seen those posts, then you already know that the hashtags he includes can be pretty explicit.

Anywho, he shared an image three weeks ago of himself in some tight blue boxers, which showed every inch and every detail of his business. The Internet went wild. The ladies had to fan themselves. And even the brand behind the boxers he wore saw a 500 percent increase in sales through the simple selfie.

And then The Game started feeling himself.

After that, his peen-print pics became a weekly thing, which he’s done three weeks straight, and now Instagram is fed up. I think I know why.

Remember those explicit hashtags I told you about? Well, that’s an understatement. They’re almost like soft-core porn with Game playing a phone sex operator. For each peen-print pic, there is a hashtag that says something like this, and I quote:

“#YouBoutToWorkUpASweatPunchinThatMonkey”

“#LickYourIndexAndMiddleFingers #Now TouchThatPearlTongueAndGoCounterClockwise”

“#ImBoutToCatchAUberDowntonToThatP–y”

Depending on what you like, such hashtags either turned you on or gave you a troll vibe. For me, I was turned off…and I couldn’t really figure out why. I mean, The Game is a very handsome man.

But Instagram was also turned off. According to TMZ, those behind the social network said they may shut down The Game’s account, just like they did Rihanna’s old one, if he keeps on posting his scandalous pictures with their sexually explicit captions. They don’t want another inappropriate movement of sorts to begin.

And instead of taking heed, The Game is actually irritated by such warnings. He posted this video and message on IG:

@tmz_tv calls me to give me the scoop……. Shit been up for a month, now y'all threatening niggas lol #KanyeShrug #YouAPhoneAppButYouStillLikeTheSausage 😂😂😂😂😂😂 #ProbablyLilWeeWeeNiggasReportingIt #YoDaddyJustWasntPackinSoGeneticallyYourLifeFuckedUp #MyDaddyWasADragonSlayerOutHereAndItGotPassedDownToMe #MyGrandaddyWasASeaMonsterKiller #ItRunsInTheFamily #TaylorMeatPackingCompany #MEATPRINTPAPI has spoken….. Now back to this Daddy thing I'm doing over here…. #HatersGoneHatePotatosGonePotate lmaoooo…. So if my account mysteriously disappear, IG hatin on a player & I'll be on snap chat for the duration: "blackb0yfly" & if they do delete it…. All my women fans, post it in the name of my Instagram memory #LongLiveTheDingALingKing #UnBothered

A video posted by The Game (@losangelesconfidential) on

And he also told TMZ that he feels like he’s a victim of a cruel double standard. I mean, he is the self-proclaimed “DingALingKing.” Why is it that Kim Kardashian can show off her bare bottom (as she did after revealing her Paper spread last November and so many other times before), and he can’t post a few meat-print pics?

And that’s where he really lost me.

Out of all the causes to champion, you fight for the right to bear penis on social media?

Considering the many things men get away with in comparison to women, whether it’s the freedom to be sexually explorative, or in Game’s case, the freedom to be able to give the world a peek at your reproductive organs without someone calling you a whore, he’s just being petty.

And as someone just as petty, just like that, it hit me why his photos slowly lost his appeal in my eyes, and why I can’t agree with his grievances over Instagram’s alleged issue with his peen pics. It all reeks of thirst.

He’s not trying to show off his penis for the sake of some art. He just wants to get on IG once a week and get a thrill enticing women he’ll never meet. He wants to be your eye candy. Your personal porn star. In Tina’s words, “your private dancer.” He wants you to play with yourself to his images, and he makes a committed weekly effort to provide you with that stimulation. Some might call it sexy. Others might call it dedication. I call it thirst.

And that’s the reality of it all. Social media has not only brought out the worst in a lot of people, but it has also brought out the thirst. And anyone can be thirsty. Rich men like Game and just-making-it dudes like the guy I played in the band with who stays in his briefs talking about he’s looking for “real love.” Women as wealthy as Kim Kardashian as well as popular Instagram models can be thirsty. And yes, even you. When you set up thirst traps for people you claim are thirsty, you too are dying of thirst–in the form of attention. It doesn’t look good on men or women, young or old.

I’m all for images of transformed bodies and hard work paying off, but silent videos of you giving the world a front-row seat into the curves of your breasts? Images of you holding on to your penis while staring longingly in the mirror? Vines of folks intently twerking in booty shorts with their leg up on the bathroom toilet? When that becomes what you look forward to during the week and what you fight to share, the thirst is real.

And that’s why The Game needs to leave all this alone. Fighting for the right to take selfies in your undergarments kind of makes your forget that he’s supposed to be a rapper. That he has an actual talent to share. That he actually just released an album, which he’s not promoting in those peen pics. But alas, as my good friend put it, this is what happens “When you give a lame dude attention.” They start doing way too much and ruin what was once a really good-looking thing.

Who’s Going To Pay For This? Billboard Sexualizes Baby North West In Disgusting Tweet

October 30th, 2015 - By Veronica Wells
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Another day, another example in ways the mainstream media is hellbent on the sexualizing Black girls, hell even babies.

It wasn’t that long ago that we were discussing the completely distasteful and shockingly disgusting Blue Ivy “joke” written for the Amy Poehler-produced Hulu show “Difficult People.” Personally, I’m still not over it.

And now Billboard is jumping on that bandwagon.

Earlier this morning, the outlet tweeted this image of North West and her mother Kim Kardashian, with this caption.

Source: Twitter

Source: Twitter

I’ve tried to think of ways in which this tweet could have been misconstrued. But it’s very clear that they were using sexual innuendo in an attempt to get people to click on a story about North West saying “I said no pictures.” Perhaps, when they issue an apology, which they have yet to do, Billboard will likely allege that they were trying to highlight the similarities of North and her mother in the ways in which she handled the paparazzi but everyone knows Kim Kardashian is not known for telling the paps she doesn’t want her picture taken, quite the opposite. They were referencing her sex tape with Ray J, something that shouldn’t be a topic of conversation when children are involved in the conversation. You would think logic and moral decency like this would be understood. But we can’t make those assumptions when it comes to the ways Black people, men, women and children, are treated in this country.

We’re not allowed our innocence and childhood. Our girls, our babies are sexualized long before puberty and demonized as they’re approaching it. We all remember what The Onion had to say about Quvenzhané Wallis, in an attempt at pathetic satire.

But it’s not just our childhood that is disregarded, it’s our general humanity.

It’s hard to argue that Ben Fields saw that sixteen-year-old girl as human when he placed her in a chokehold and flung her across the classroom.

It’s the reason why Black girls are punished more often and more severely than White girls in the public school system. Instead of being seen as a student coming to learn or a child prone to mistakes, we’re regarded as problems to be eradicated.

These instances go beyond what a few media outlets are tweeting haphazardly. These tweets speak to a very racist and problematic perception of Black people and women specifically. And it needs to be brought to the forefront.

Billboard did delete the tweet. But they replaced it with something that still didn’t work.

Ahhh sassy.

Another trope for Black women. Women who have the audacity to speak up for themselves or ask for what they want, are disregarded as “sassy” or having an attitude. Especially Black women. Nah. When North said “no pictures,” she was merely stating what she wanted. If cameras were following me every time I stepped out of the house, from the time I was born, I would request “no pictures” too. And instead of calling her “sassy,” we should be applauding her confidence and intelligence for articulating her wants.

White children, even if they are children of celebrities, are not treated like this in the public eye. When a man who was allegedly working as a paparazzi called Suri Cruise “a little brat,” the media was quick to defend her, arguing that children should be off limits.

I wonder if the mainstream media will come to North West’s defense. And by come to her defense, I mean someone needs to get fired.

Update: Billboard issued an apology.

It’s trash.

Amber Rose Expresses Her “Frustration” With Being Asked About Her Past, But We’re Not Sure Why

October 27th, 2015 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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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.

 

How To Rock Our Favorite #NYFW Trend: Thigh-High Boots

September 17th, 2015 - By Angela Thomas
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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 NYFW

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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.

Bodysuit, Seed Heritage – $49.95 / Skirt, Donna Mizani – $104 / Blazer, Casmari – $815 / Boots, Zigi Girl – $200

Is It Too Soon For The Spotlight For North West?

August 20th, 2015 - By Charing Ball
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According to the gossip blog Hollywood Life, we might be seeing more of North West on the new season of Keeping Up With the Kardashians.

Aren’t you excited? Me neither.

But as the gossip site reports, the entire family, including North West, are currently filming season 11 in St. Barts, which is set to air this fall. In a follow-up report, the site said that Kanye insisted that North be well-compensated for her guest appearance.

As told by the HollywoodLife.com:

“Kanye has no qualms about North being exploited on the family’s E! reality show. He just wants her to be more than compensated for her time. “He wants North to be famous,” a source close to the rapper explains to HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. He absolutely wants her to have that life, and she will have it — if the price is right! He’s already informed Kim that if North’s going to be a regular on the show, then she needs to be paid more than all of Kim’s sisters and Kris [Jenner], 59! If not, it isn’t happening.”

If the reports are true, you have to give it to the West clan for orchestrating a great deal, which ensures that North doesn’t have to work a single day in her life (not that it was likely a concern beforehand). And while she is too young to understand, he is teaching her a valuable lesson about properly valuing oneself. Best believe the network will be making tons of money off of her exposure, so she might as well get paid too.

And of course, North is no stranger to the public gaze. Not only has she been pictured front row at various fashion shows, but once she even stopped to pose for the paparazzi. Either that or she was wondering why those strange people were flashing lights in her face. And she has been on KUWTK before. According to Us, the heir to the Kardashian throne made a rather brief cameo while filming Kanye’s “Only One” music video, which was featured on an episode back in May of this year.

Still, I do wonder if all that public attention is good for a child her age? I am not a parent (gotta put that disclaimer out there), but if I were, I probably would be scared to death of not only the scrutiny she might receive but of what others might say about my own parenting. It is bad enough celebrity kids already get picked apart for their hair and other choices they have no control over.

Heck, it takes adults a long time to get adjusted to the limelight. Just look at her dad. He spent the last two years experiencing some pretty hefty celebrity growing pains. He got through it (I think), but it probably helps that Kanye is an adult. That should mean that he can better process and reason with all that is happening to him, as opposed to 2-year-old North.

I am no psychologist (another disclaimer), but it can’t be good psychologically for a child to be exposed to that much…well, exposure while she is still in her developmental years. I mean, what if all this attention at a young age turns her into a raging attention-seeking narcissist as an adult? And what happens if, by some small miracle, the Kardashians are no longer socially relevant? What could the lack of exposure do to a young person who has grown accustomed to receiving it? And what if she doesn’t like the cameras at all? It wasn’t that long ago that she was front row at Fashion Week, screaming during her daddy’s fashion show as the cameras snapped. There is nothing more damaging to a child’s confidence than forcing them to endure something she or he doesn’t truly feel comfortable doing.

On To Bigger And Better Things: 10 Celebrity Women Who Upgraded Their Men After A Big Breakup

August 5th, 2015 - By Desiree Bowie
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A bad breakup can be rough, but it gives us the opportunity to find a new and better love. We all aspire to move on to bigger and better things once the dust settles and these stars were able to do just that. Check out 10 celeb women who upgraded to bigger and better after a big breakup.

We Might Be Getting A New Feature On Twitter Thanks To Kim Kardashian

July 25th, 2015 - By Ashley Monaé
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For all the side eyes and glacial stares that reality TV star-turned-celebrity Kim Kardashian garners, we’re actually high-fiving her for a change.

Friday (July 24) night, the social media-obsessed starlet took to Twitter to express a thought she had regarding an editing feature for misspelled words on the social networking site. Beyond all the socialite extremities and high maintenance mannerisms we see on TV, Kim has some issues she wants solved just like us, too. Honestly, nothing is worse than a misspelled word, especially on Twitter. We’ve all been there, scrambling to the tweet and re-post it before people begin sharing it with the masses. Clearly Kim has, too. In this case, she brought up an idea many of us have thought about before, but knew we didn’t have the power to make come to fruition:

For most of us, our idea would have been looked over, but Kim’s star status garnered an official response from Twitter’s co-founder, Jack Dorsey. While he didn’t promise a new feature, his speedy response sure sounds like they’ve put her request on their to-do list.

Well, looks like we’ll have Kim Kardashian to thank if Twitter decides to go through with this new editing feature.