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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.
“I Waited For Him” Amber Rose On Wanting Wiz To Grow Up, Why He Called Her A ‘Foul Creature’ And Her New Boo
After Wiz talked his ish all on Twitter, Amber Rose, who actually has a couple of things to promote, has made recent appearances on Hot 97 and most recently The Breakfast Club. And in the latter, she opened up about everything from waiting on Wiz to grow up and come home, even after she filed for divorce, to James Harden, the NBA baller she’s currently dating and even why Wiz was going off on her via Twitter.
See what she had to say.
Wanting to work it out
Of course. He was the love of my life. It wasn’t over for me for a long time. I cried it out. I cried a lot, like all day, everyday. I cried and cried and wanted him to come home. He’s young and has a lot of life to live and now that I’m done crying, all the girls don’t bother me anymore.
I’ll never say never because he’s the father of my child and he’s still technically my husband. And I’ll always love him. But right now, I’m not with that sh*t…It’s like ‘Dude, that’s not you.’ That’s not the man that I know. But apparently that’s who he is now and I don’t want to be a part of that.
Why she filed for divorce
Amber: When something irrational happens to you, you then act irrationally and that’s why I filed for divorce so quickly. He was just changing. You all know, Wiz isn’t a bad guy…great spirit, that’s why I married him.
Charlemagne: Wiz is a young rapper, he’s allowed at least three hall passes…
Amber: What if he…
DJ Envy: …used them up.
Yee: Do you think you changed at all in the marriage?
Amber: For sure. I became a mother. I’m not at the club every night downing shots. My priorities definitely did change.
Why Wiz called her a ‘foul creature’
Amber: Because he was mad. He was mad that I cut Sebastian’s hair. My son has a lot of hair and he’s a strong little boy. So I always try to deep condition his hair in the back when he lays on it. And he’s not having it. And by him sleeping on it was starting to get matted in one spot. And I couldn’t get it out. He wouldn’t let me brush it or comb it or nothing. I was like this boy needs a haircut. Cam obviously wanted his hair to be long but the boy needed a haircut. I’m not going to walk around with my son having a dread in the back of his head.
Envy: That’s the problem. You got to talk to him before you take your son to the barbershop.
Amber: I did!
Envy: But you did it anyway.
Amber: But my son was in pain though. He was going ‘Mommy, mommy.’ He was pulling it, it was hurting him. That’s my baby. I’m not going to see my son in pain.
Which explains this tweet:
Amber: You know you get petty when you’re still in love with someone.
Her friendship with Blac Chyna
Amber: I ran into her at the mall in L.A. I was a little nervous about being friends with her because she was friends with with Kim.
Charlemagne: So you don’t rock with Kim?
Angela Yee: Duh! She was sending naked pictures to Kanye and she asked her to stop, when they were dating, and she didn’t stop.
Amber: That was years ago, I think we’re all off that now.
Charlemagne: Don’t nobody care about naked pictures of Kim. Everybody got those.
Amber: I was nervous at first with Chyna but when we started talking…she’s just an amazing girl. The thing I love about Chyna, to this day, is that as many times as she hung out with Kim, she never came to me and told me anything bad about Kim. So I feel like she wouldn’t do that to me. Her and Kim’s relationship didn’t work out.
Yee: Because of Tyga I’m sure.
Amber: She’s always said that Kim was a very nice girl. It really doesn’t have to do anything with Kim. It’s just a very awkward situation.
Amber: I have a valentine this year.
Yee: Is it James Harden?
Amber: Me and James have a very special friendship, for sure.
Charlemagne: You put your pussy on James’ side burns.
Amber: Not yet. I didn’t get the D yet. I’m not going to lie. But Valentine’s day is tomorrow. If he acts right…
Charlemagne: Wiz going to roll up a blunt thiissss big….
Amber: I met him in Vegas a month ago and we just had a conversation…when I met him we just developed a really nice friendship.
Back to Wiz
Amber: I waited at home for him for a long time. I waited, and I waited and I waited.
Envy: So you would have forgave him?
Amber: Yeah. I did. I already have.
Envy: You have a tattoo of Wiz on your arm. Are you going to cover it?
Amber: I’m not in a rush. My son sees that on my arm and he’s like ‘Daddy.’ It’s not really a big deal for me.
Charlemagne: I got a feeling that you’re waiting for Wiz to grow up.
Amber: I want to! Ideally, I would want him to come home and we could start over. But now, I’m kind of at the point where…you know, I waited for him. I did. Even after I filed and everything, I still waited for him to come home. He just didn’t. He never came home. And there comes a point where I can’t be lonely every night. I can’t sit around and wait for him to grow up. I just can’t. I have to move on.
Yee: Does he ever flip flop though and send you text messages like ‘we need to start all over’?
Amber: He has but he still ain’t never come home. And that’s something that I had to deal with. Like I said, I cried a lot. My heart was broken. Thank God I had Chyna with me every single day and my assistant and my mom to talk me through it. I just listened to a lot of Alanis Morisette. A lot of Trina. God bless you Trina.
Charlemagne: If y’all do get back together, it’s going to be hard if you stack up a higher body count.
Amber: Didn’t I just tell you I waited for my husband? I’d been waiting for him. He didn’t come home. So now, if I have a Valentine that’s a really nice guy, that treats me nice, if I want to get the D, Ima get the D. Trust me. That’s it.
Envy: Get that D!
Tyga and Kylie
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.
Charlemagne: Why don’t you respect them because a lot of people would say some of the things you guys do are similar?
Amber: It’s really not though. Because if I want to have my titties out on the beach, that’s exactly what I’m going to do. I’m not going to have my titties and be like ‘Oh my God I can’t believe they caught me…’ It’s just fake to me. She’s such a beautiful girl and she has the potential to be really dope but, to me, she’s not. It has nothing to do with Kanye.
Charlemagne: Do you think she and Kanye are a good match?
Amber: They are a match made in heaven for sure.
Charlemagne: I heard that you broke up with him.
Amber: I definitely left Kanye for sure.
Even though I grabbed all the juiciest parts for y’all, I strongly suggest listening to the whole segment. In it she talks about how she keeps her face looking right. Her new book, How To Be A Bad Bitch, where she discusses all the mistakes she’s made in her life and career and more.
If you’ve been on social media at all this weekend, chances are you’ve stumbled across images of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s baby girl, North West, having full-fledged tantrums at multiple New York Fashion Week runway shows. As previously reported, Nori’s first breakdown occurred at her daddy’s Adidas show last week.
Kanye recently spoke out about Nori’s little episode and according to Necole Bitchie, he had a rather interesting explanation.
“Maybe she was just scared for her daddy,” West reportedly said backstage. “She just wanted people to stop being mean to her daddy because she knows that her daddy loves the world and just wants to make it a more beautiful place.”
Unfortunately, her parents did not learn their lesson and decided against leaving her with a babysitter while they attended the Alexander Wang show the following Saturday. Though little miss thing was dressed to the nines and looking adorable as ever, she was clearly not here for that show either (which we don’t blame her for). Unsurprisingly, another tantrum ensued, but a witness seated near the pint-sized hip hop heiress claimed that there was a far simpler explanation than the one her daddy provided days earlier.
“North was actually so good throughout Alexander’s show but had a moment for one second when she saw a photographer on the other side of the runway with a toy monkey that looked exactly like her favorite one at home,” the source told Perez Hilton. “She is obsessed with it and when she saw the photographer holding the same one, she started crying and reaching out with for it for a few seconds. But then it passed and she was good for the show. After the show, the photographer was really nice and came over and gave her the stuffed animal, and she was happy.”
Of course, we can’t ignore the elephant in the room. Stuffy runway shows are no place for a toddler. But perhaps it will take a few more episodes for her parents to figure that out.
— ShordeeDooWhop (@Nettaaaaaaaa) February 13, 2015
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Caption This: What Were Beyoncé, Jay Z, Kim K And Anna Wintour Thinking During North West’s Temper Tantrum
— Sugarscape (@sugarscape) February 13, 2015
New York City is pretty much always popping. But this week things are exceptionally turnt as the city is hosting both fashion week and the NBA All Star Weekend events and festivities. And while both of these events are certainly fun and entertaining for adults, the same is not necessarily true for babies.. That was quite evident with little Miss North West at her father’s Adidas fashion show. Though North West has been seated front row at fashion shows before; now that she’s one, she’s a bit more expressive about what she does and doesn’t like. And based on her mini tantrum at the fashion show, it seems, like most children her age, she doesn’t like having to sit still just to watch models walk down a runway. Take a look at some of the pictures of her mini fall out and be sure to caption what her mother, Beyoncé, Diddy, Jay Z, Anna Wintour and especially North West were thinking at the time.
Her grandmother, Kris Jenner tried to spin the whole situation a different way.
Also, please note Anna Wintour’s lean.
Tell us, what was everyone thinking?
Kim Kardashian Says Her Biggest Regret Is Sex Tape With Ray J, But Shuts Down Claims That It Made Her Famous
In the new Spring/Summer issue of LOVE magazine (the issue where she is butt naked on every other page), Kim Kardashian was asked if she had any regrets about decisions she has made in the past. She admitted that the sex tape with Ray J heard and seen ’round the world was not a good look: “If I do have one regret in life that’s it.”
And it’s popular opinion that Kardashian allowed the tape to be sold in order to get famous, so she was basically able to catapult herself into superstardom by doing the deed on-screen. Even her husband has said that: My girl a superstar all from a home movie. However, Kardashian says that’s not the case:
“Maybe that’s how some people heard about me but I didn’t launch my career off of that. That was 12 years ago, no 13 years ago now, so I just try to move on and put it in the past because I think that everyone in life does things they’re not proud of but you can’t sit and dwell on them forever.”
Kardashian also said in the mag that she gets frustrated when people ask her what exactly her talent or purpose is. Aside from being a reality star, what is she really doing and what can she really offer? Well, for one, she says that her show has helped a lot of people.
“We’ve had more episodes than ‘I Love Lucy!’ And I’m proud that we give so many people jobs. Like, our lighting guy handing me a key chain last season and said, ‘I just want to thank you — I’ve worked for you guys for eight seasons and you helped me buy a house.’
So I get a little bit frustrated at people not understanding. Like when they ask, ‘What do you do?’ I mean what an uneducated question! And I just want to help change the perception that being on a reality show is such a negative thing.”
Another Grammys has come out of nowhere and taken over our TVs, and while we listen to the music and watch the who’s who of the industry take home the biggest awards in music, we’re also wondering what they’re wearing (and why they’re wearing it in some cases…). Here are the looks that stood out from the 57th Annual Grammy Awards.
Ariana Grande & Big Sean
New dress, new hot date–same ol’ ponytail…
Ariana Grande and her boyfriend, rapper Big Sean, stepped out in style with Grande in a white and silver Versace number, and her boo in all black. This look definitely makes her look more grown and s*xy, but I’m still very much against the cheerleader ponytail. Can we get a chic bob on her? Some waves? Anything else?
I could not imagine being the child of a celebrity, let alone a child with a mother who is as hot as Amber Rose, Blac Chyna or Kim Kardashian. These women have all the right measurements, from their busts, to their waists, to their bottoms, and their figures seem to make any man’s knees weak. Just read the creepy things their male followers have to say on Instagram when they pose in little to nothing.
And while they leave very little to the imagination, often to a lot of praise, let us all remember that those hot bods are also very hot moms.
The new wave of moms want to have it all – baby, snapback body and all the attention that comes with the latter. There are no better “milfs” to be inspired by these days than Amber, Kim K., Chyna, and even Bey and J Lo. These women grace the cover of magazines just months if not weeks after delivering their bundles of joy, and are proud to make your jaw drop when they pop up in your Instagram feed. It’s easy to forget that those bodies people are ogling are those of mothers and wives.
They do say that if you’ve got it, flaunt it. And yes, it’s nice to be proud of your body after a baby, but where do we draw the line?
It is all a measure of taste. Amber Rose nearly shattered the Internet – or at least Instagram – with her recent barely there monokini and topless photo shoots. While sitting under falling water and holding her breasts could be seen as artistic, posing in stilettos and black thread that barely covers her goods? Not so much. The photos were tasteless. There was nothing stylized or glamorous or high fashion about it – it was simply Amber Rose putting her boobs and a** on full display. Again.
On the contrary, Jennifer Lopez’s latest Complex cover is gorgeous. The pop star is rocking that plunging bodysuit! And while we all are well aware of Jenny From The Block’s assets, we are not bombarded with images of it. Instead, she does just enough to keep us wondering what her diet and workout regimen is, but scales it back enough to keep things classy.
Don’t get me wrong, women do not have to sacrifice low necklines and high slits to be a good “mom.” We are sexy and confident creatures who possess the ability to look great while taking care of our responsibilities and being great parents. But not every photo shoot of your newly taut tummy and bodacious bottom needs to be shared with these E-streets.
This whole “milf” thing is getting a little out of control, because in this digital age, what we put out there is there forever. The claim to fame of these women may have been their bodacious bodies, but every Instagram shot doesn’t need to illicit a hard-on. Their beauty stretches far beyond that. And if I can be honest, tooting it, popping it and then flashing it one minute before sharing a picture of your child’s cutest moment the very next is a bit too much…
Kim Kardashian and Ray J dated nearly 10 years ago, but the “Love & Hip Hop Hollywood” star seems to still be doing whatever he can to remain in Kim’s life. Two years ago, he released his controversial “I Hit It First” track and music video complete with a Kim Kardashian look-a-like. Now, according to TMZ, he’s pulling the ultimate troll move by trying to move on the very same block as Kim.
Reports suggest that Ray recently submitted a $2.7 million offer on a Hidden Hills mansion, which just so happens to be located eight doors away from where Kim currently lives with her husband, Kanye West, and daughter, North West.
Ray and his business manager David Weintraub reportedly visited the property over the weekend before making the offer. As for his reasoning for wanting to live so close to Kim and her new family, the reality star allegedly claimed that this was already his neighborhood, so if anything, she’s the one who moved in on his territory.
Poor Kim, I’m not sure what I would do if my boyfriend from 10 years ago decided to pull a move as bold as moving several doors down from my home. It seems like he’s literally made up his mind to be a constant annoyance to this woman for the rest of her natural life. Hopefully, this has all been extremely exaggerated.
So far, Ray J’s reps have not returned our request for comment.
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This year we have seen some crazy things make headlines. One would have to assume many of the things that went down weren’t intentional, but my did they stir up emotions. Take a look at some of the celebrity and pop culture fails that happened this year.
What were your stand outs?
Of all the things to spend $150,000 on, a 23-year-old British make-up artist has gone to great lengths to look just like Kim Kardashian. Jordan James Parke has gone through a long list of cosmetic procedures in order to look like the reality star, whom he said he came to admire after watching “Keeping Up With The Kardashians.” He told the Sun that she is perfection:
“I love everything about Kim. She’s the most gorgeous woman ever. Her skin is perfect, her hair, everything about her.”
He has had just about everything done, including 50 cosmetic procedures ranging from Botox, lip and cheek fillers, laser hair removal and as you can probably tell, some intense eyebrow tattoos.
And when you make decisions like this in an attempt to look like someone else, you’re going to get a great deal of detractors. But the makeup artist says he’s not worried about it.
“I laugh when people try to insult me by telling me I look plastic or fake. Do they think I’m going for the natural look? If I was, I’d ask for my money back.”
And on his Instagram page, in between the pictures of his designer bags and clothing and the pictures of Kardashian, he often uses the hashtag #plasticpositive to remind folks that he doesn’t care.
Hey, people are free to spend their money how they like, but I’m stuck on the amount of filler in these lips, Lord have mercy…
Does he look any closer to Kim?