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It seems that a sex tape could never do for a Black woman what we’ve seen it do time and time again for white women. A day full of taped sex and room service with Brandy’s little brother got Kim Kardashian a multimillion dollar empire. On the other hand, it got Mimi Faust a few checks from Vivid Entertainment, some Instagram memes and a married boyfriend who keeps popping up in her life like some incurable STD. There’s no denying the double standard and recently, actress LisaRaye McCoy chose to speak out about that.
“It’s them and it’s us,” she told 97.9 The Box last month. “With them, they can do whatever they want to do. They can date five or six guys—like Taylor Swift. We know that she has been through a lot of people at her young age. She sings about it all the time; let that be a Black girl and that’s a problem.”
“Let somebody do a sex tape that’s a Black girl and her career is ruined,” LisaRaye continued. “She’s not going to parlay it into fashion and stores and reality shows and marriage.”
While she doesn’t believe that it’s fair, the 47-year-old went on to say that because of this double standard, Black women have to be more careful and brand themselves differently.
Switching gears, LisaRaye also discussed her departure from “Single Ladies.” From the sounds of it, she wasn’t happy when the series made the switch from VH1 to Centric.
“They went from VH1 to BET’s Centric. I have done two episodes to close out my character. I’m closed out to be done.”
When asked why she left the series, the actress tried to keep it classy, but it was obvious that there was some tension behind the scenes.
“It should have been [more development with my character]. For me, I need a career builder and I’ve done it for four years. I was the face of the brand of the show. So now, I want to move on to something else. I’m ready to pass the torch and I’ve done that. You know, so that’s my politically correct answer.”
I stopped watching “Single Ladies” a while ago, but I was surprised to hear that LisaRaye chucked the deuces. Were you sad to see her go? What are your thoughts on her comments on the double standards faced by Black women?
There are plenty of adorable celebrity children. But when it comes to dominating the Internet with too-cute-for-words Instagram shots, North West is the leader of the pack. For no other reason than our love of adorable baby pictures, we’re taking a look at some of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s child’s cutest photos.
Whether you’re looking to clean up your personal brand or are interested in starting one up for your small business, it’s important to think about what it is you allow the world to see. These days what you put out is hard to take back should you want to change your mind. Here are some takeaways and tips from celebrities on how to build up your social media.
Growing up, I didn’t have a crystal clear picture of what I wanted to do or the woman I wanted to become. You always heard about how accomplished doctors and lawyers were, along with educators and those employed in the civil service who try to pay it forward.
Nowadays, I’m a bit scared about what we consider success and the concept of leaving a legacy.
To celebrate his wife reaching 30 million Twitter followers, Kanye West thought it was a good idea to post nude images of Kim Kardashian for all to see. This is nothing new for the couple as they both seem to think it’s a wonderful idea for assets typically left for the bedroom to be on full display — and full frontal for that matter. For just $10 bucks, folks could view Kim Kardashian completely nude in last year’s Paper magazine, or pay $18 to see everything she’s working with in Love Magazine. Aside from questioning an obviously askew moral compass, I have to stop and think about what it is that drives Kim, Kanye and their brand. Is success for them having millions of social media followers who they entice with explicit photos? What legacy are they leaving, and how will it impact their daughter North’s concept of what it takes to build a brand and leave something for the next generation?
Kim and Kanye certainly aren’t the only ones capitalizing on questionable behavior. Many would consider Mona Scott-Young a trailblazer when it comes to the entertainment industry. Her company, Monami Entertainment is responsible for popular reality television shows like the Love & Hip Hop franchise with spin-offs in Atlanta and Hollywood (the original takes place in New York City). Will her legacy be her ability to break through doors previously closed to African Americans, or criticism about the “ratchet” content she creates that continues to exploit Black stereotypes?
Or what about the new cult-classic show Empire that has quickly made its network the most-watched in Black homes? Is it another case of exploitation or pure entertainment that shouldn’t be taken so seriously? Many would argue how refreshing it is to see an all-Black cast deliver memorable performances on a show co-created and executive produced by Blacks.
At the end of the day, life and business is about supply and demand. Should we get mad at those in a position to create content for the general masses who capitalize on what people want to see, or question their ideals about building a legacy of value, going beyond gimmick and popularity?
We’ve seen how folks who we thought were on the straight and narrow can easily tarnish their legacy due to poor decisions. Bill Cosby was a pioneer in creating positive images of Black family life with The Cosby Show and A Different World. Yet, his legacy continues to come under fire after numerous allegations of sexual assault. And what about Dr. Ben Carson, the first surgeon to successfully separate conjoined twins joined at the head? It’s safe to say some have lost respect for him after his remarks that equated Obamacare to being the worst thing since slavery.
What is your definition of being successful or leaving a legacy? Is it always about the bottom line, or should your morals affect your business decisions?
Many of us have been wondering why Kanye West is okay with nude photos of his wife floating around the Internet—including R&B singer Tank, who recently called out the rapper. His rant came during an appearance on web show Have a Seat Radio during a segment called “The Golden Chair,” where celebrities are afforded the opportunity to give someone else the Sit The F-ck Down” award.
The 39-year-old prefaced his rant by explaining that although he is a fan of Kanye, he can’t really get with Yeezy’s obsession with folks gawking at Kim’s naked body.
“As much as I am a fan of this guy, I think he definitely deserves this golden chair. Im’a go Kanye.”
“I just want to know how many pictures of Kim are we going to put out there with barely no clothes on? I just want to know how many pictures of your wife—with a baby—like you know what I’m saying?”
The “Please Don’t Go” singer went on to say that this type of behavior sets a poor example for the couple’s only daughter, North West.
“At a certain point we have to grow up and we have to be examples for our children. Alright? Let’s stop putting this married woman’s assets all over the place.”
As for his own personal life, Tank says that you’ll never see any wife of his plastered all over the web in her birthday suit.
“As a man, when I get married, I’m not putting my woman’s assets out on the blogs for people. That is mine,” he said. “When I oil it up, I’m oiling it up for me.”
What are your thoughts on Tank’s comments? Is he sticking his nose where it doesn’t belong?
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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.
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.
Remember that old saying, “Wow, you look like a million bucks!”? I’d say it comes from a certain truth — seeing as Kim Kardashian, Beyonce, and Rihanna spend a jaw-dropping fortune on looking and staying perfect for the public spotlight. From 24-karat gold facials to personal masseuses, perfection ain’t cheap!
Let’s take a look at how much the three most talked about divas spend on their appearances — by the numbers.
Kim K reportedly spends over $1 million a year to maintain her beauty, says the Daily Mail.
The most famous Kardashian spends $42 – $455 on facial creams and cleansers.
To protect her olive skin from the sun, Kim Kardashian shells out between $48 and $85 on SPF 30 and 50 facial sunscreens.
“I have this at-home LED light therapy machine called Quasar MD Plus that I got it for my psoriasis because I’ll try anything,” Kim Kardashian told In the Gloss. If you want one of your own, be prepared to spend $795.
On make-up, including brushes, foundation, bronzer, contour kits, mascara, and lashes, she spends between $11 and $62. Two of the products she mentioned happened to be part of her own line, Kardashian Beauty.
Kim K says that at the end of the day, she wipes off all her make-up with Neutrogena’s Make-Up Remover Cleansing Towelettes, which costs an inexpensive $1.83.
Because I’m convinced this whole interview was a paid sponsorship, let’s see what the rumor mill — which I surprisingly have more faith in — has to say about Kim K’s beauty regimen.
According to Hollywood Life, the curvaceous star spends $2,175 a week getting beautified. That includes $300 for a 24-karat gold facial, $500 for weekly glygolic peels, and $2,500 bi-montly visits at Beverly Hills salon Bailey’s. Her favorite facial, HL adds, costs $1,269!
Every month, the sultry starlet gets Fraxel ($800) and Velashape ($3,000) laser treatments to keep the cellulite at bay.
As for her luscious hair? Well, she bought that for about $800 from the Shade salon in Beverly Hills.
Beyoncé isn’t as publicly open about her beauty regimen. But the streets are talkin’ and Queen Bey also drops $1 million a year to stay “flawless.”
No Beyoncé — you did not wake up like this.
OK! Insider speculates that Bey spends her big bucks on personal spray-tan artists, personal masseuses, skin products, chemical peels, and botox — ouch, the Partition singer was right. “Pretty Hurts.”
When it comes to Beyoncé’s locks, Hype Hair swears that the songstress spends over $100,000 — the extensions Bey wore during her Mrs. Carter World Tour last year is rumored to be valued at $145,000. Unbeweavable!
And here’s a wacky rumor, according to The Loop: Beyoncé spends $85 — per finger — to get a gold manicure. If you do the math, that’s $850 for both hands. Is it true? I don’t know, but I secretly want it to be!
The Island Princess allegedly spends — wait for it — $56,000 a week on her appearance according to Yahoo! Lifestyle Rumor has it that RiRi pays her dermatologist $11,000 a week to be on call.
“She gets laser skin tightening, oxygen facials, photo facials, even the infamous vampire facials. It’s not just her face, she gets laser treatments on her body too,” according to a source.
She pays her lash expert, hair stylist, and tanner $5,500, $2,800, and $1,000 a day, respectively. Her make-up stylist, Mylah Morales, makes a pretty penny at $3,700 a week.
Wearing nothing but unprocessed human hair, Rihanna’s hairstyles can hover around $7,000.
Hey, what’d you expect? Perfection is pricey.
After Kanye’s recent Breakfast Club interview, where he essentially confirmed that Tyga and Kylie are indeed dating, their names are all over the internet. In case you don’t know the background, Tyga is 25 and Kylie Jenner is 17, making their relationship inappropriate at best and illegal at worst.
And while he swears they are not romantically involved, the two spend entirely too much time together and even took a trip to Paris with one another. I don’t have to tell you how wrong this is. Most of us are crystal clear about the age of consent being 18 in this country. And yet, here we have Kanye cosigning their relationship and commending Tyga for being “smart” for “getting in there early.”
Meanwhile Amber Rose was criticized for saying what we all know to be true: Tyga should be ashamed of himself. Period.
So what does Tyga do in response to all this chatter?
Well, after he got on The Breakfast Club and said that Black people don’t understand “White friendships”, this morning he posted this picture of Kylie Jenner on his Instagram page.
Yo…this dude is a troll of the worst variety. So you’re just going to tell the world that you’re proud of your pedophilia Tyga? I’m not here for any of this. And I’m certainly not here for the people who are suggesting that we “mind our business” or just go with it because, hell, it’s the Kardashian family.
There are far too many underaged girls being preyed upon by grown men and the more people rationalize this very public and grotesque display of it the more this type of problematic and damaging type of thinking starts creeping into the general consciousness.
So I’m with Amber Rose with this one. Tyga should be ashamed to show his face…and certainly shouldn’t be posting Kylie on his IG. And Kris Jenner…sigh I just don’t know what to call a woman that would allow this type of relationship. No lie, the only word that comes to my mind is pimp.
That whole family is sleazy and Kanye was the one who had to take “30 showers” before he could enter into the klan because he was with Amber Rose?!? GTFOH.
Kanye West recently stopped by Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club and he did not hold his tongue one bit. The rapper spoke on just about everything including his ex-girlfriend Amber Rose’s feud with the Kardashian clan, why he rides so hard for Beyonce and the controversy surrounding Tyga’s relationship with Kylie Jenner. Check out a few highlights from his chat below, but please brace yourself.
On if he feels he should reach out to Amber:
“She’s just soaking in the moment. I don’t feel compelled to do nothing. If Kim dated me when I first wanted to be with her there wouldn’t be a Amber Rose.”
On if Kim sent him inappropriate texts while he was with Amber:
“I wish. I would have gladly, happily would’ve liked to. It’s very hard for a woman to want to be with someone who was with Amber Rose. She wasn’t sending nothing. I had to take 30 showers before I got with Kim. Don’t ask me no more [laughs] I just want to be respectful.”
On if Tyga and Kylie Jenner’s relationship is inappropriate:
“I think he got in there early; he’s being smart. They closer in age than a lot of relationships that I know. I knew Tyga was smart.”
On the Kardashian brand’s impact on his business affairs:
“It’s helped. It shows my ability to bridge the gap.”
On Kim’s Paper magazine shoot:
“Respected art can break class. One of the things that shut up a lot of people is the fact that Jean-Paul Goude took the photograph. He used to shoot Grace Jones and Grace Jones’ figure was as new and different as Kim’s physique was. Our position of power, we’re not going to accept the physique that was given to us. The one that was told to us was the proper way to look. My daughter has a chance of being shaped like my wife. Between this age she is now until the age when she’s like that, I’m going to be fighting for that shape to be considered the highest of class or at least equal to how someone looks at a skinny model.”
On why he rides so hard for Beyoncé:
“It’s really ironic that every time [I speak out about award shows] it’s Beyoncé. For some reason…why is it Beyoncé? Why don’t I go off on like you know, whoever is going off on my wife on Twitter and sh-t like that? Why do I cater to…you know I think Beyoncé is a great representation of an artist working hard and trying her best and getting the results from it. Beyoncé’s previous album wasn’t as well received as this new album. She went low like I went low on my album and delivered something that everybody loves. In America, we have to respect greatness when we see it.”
“You can’t have somebody hit all the shots and you not give them that credit […] People look at Beyoncé and say because she’s rich—respect to Hov—but she’s a beautiful woman, she’s talented and they figure she’s got everything so she doesn’t need nothing else. I think she needs the proper accolades because she’s an inspiration.”
You can watch Kanye’s full interview on the next page.