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Karrine Steffans Is Still Hopelessly In Love With Lil Wayne, Pens Essay About Why She’ll Never Leave Him
If you thought Karrine “Superhead” Steffans’ latest memoir How to Make Love to a Martian was the last you’d hear about her unwavering love for YMCMB rapper Lil Wayne, you are sadly mistaken. The New York Times Best-selling author recently took to her personal blog to express that not even four children, four baby mamas, disrespectful song lyrics or marriage can keep them apart. Her post, titled “It Just Is” which was accompanied by a photo she and Weezy reads:
“It’s hard to explain.
Even though I wrote a whole book about it, I’ll never be able to explain it. For years, no matter what, he’s been there. Even when he was gone, he was there.
Other people come and go but he always, no matter what, stays.
He may not be all mine, he may not be the best, but he’s here even whenI’m not at my best. We say things, we do things, we hurt one another, other people hurt us but they don’t matter and our wounds heal when we’re together.
Our wounds heal when we’re together.
People always ask me why I don’t just leave him. He’ll never be with me. I’d never be with him. I’m married. He’s everywhere. He said this about me inthat song and this song.
Why am I still here?
Because no matter what we’ve done, no matter where we’ve been, no matter where we’ll end up, we are connected by one thing and one thing only.
I depend on that love when someone breaks my heart. It is to him I run. And I know he depends on me and, when he does, I am there.
Never a question, never a denial.
I don’t care where he’s been and he cares nothing of where I was the second before I fall into his arms. I don’t share in his world and he doesn’t participate in mine. We create our own where only we live, love, and know.
And when I am broken into a million pieces, it is he who makes me whole, who picks me up from the floor and reminds me he provides a greater love than that of any other man.
He never leaves me.
He never leaves me.
So, the world doesn’t have to understand as long as I understand and he knows that there are no amount of miles, no amount of arguments, lovers, or lies that could make me turn my back on him or force him to walk away from me.
It’s not easy.
It’s not perfect.
It just is.
Meanwhile on the other side of town, Weezy celebrated 4/20.
Lauren London Wants You To Stop Trippin’ About Her Relationship With Lil Wayne’s Other Babies’ Mamas
Lil Wayne is a walking, talking, breathing baby factory. Well, not really. He only has four children. But when you take he fact that all four children are by different women into consideration, it just seems like he’s reproduced way more times than he actually has. One thing most people have to admit about the “High School” rapper is that he doesn’t make headlines to often for having “baby mama drama.” Instead he attracts media attention for how well his children’s mothers get along. Lauren London, however, says that she’s sick of talking about it because it’s not as big of a deal as people make it out to be. The Game actress the cover girl for an upcoming issue of Jet and during her interview, with the mag, she expressed her frustration over people’s infatuation with the relationships she has with her son’s siblings and their mothers.
“People like to make it into this big thing, but it’s really not. There’s peace and love and my son knows his siblings. We all get along. We all clearly keep getting along. I’m tired of talking about it. What else do you want me to say?” The Game actress told the magazine.
She also says she’s pretty “blunt” when it comes to untrue things being said about her.
“I’m very blunt and honest. I have a very loyal heart. If I love you, I ride for you if I don’t f*** with you, I don’t f*** with you…If you want the truth, call me.”
What do you think? Are people making a big deal about all of this?
Can you believe everything you read in the tabloids? Of course not. But how do you deny things people see in black and white and color on the TV set — or on your Twitter page? That’s what these stars have done, claiming what most people see as bad behavior is really just a misrepresentation. But are they fakin’ the front to save face? Or do we have it twisted sometimes? You be the judge.
“My whole image in my career is now affected by this. I wanted them to pull this clip because I don’t want to show this side of me.”
Maybe Erica and I saw two different shows. She tried to have the Kimbella fight scene pulled from the show. Maybe she forgot that this video of her whoopin’ on her baby daddy in the street was already circling the web. Let’s not even get on her antics now that she’s a real cast member.
‘I Didn’t Want Anybody To Think I Was Easy:’ Nicki Minaj Talks Sleeping With Rappers And Maintaining Her Dignity
Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne get pretty intimate in the music video for their new single “High School,” where the two are playing lovers. The rappers nailed their roles so well that it left many wondering whether or not the two have ever hooked up off-screen before. In a roundabout way, Nicki says no. During a recent interview with MTV’s Rap Fix, the 30-year-old entertainer discussed breaking into the rap world and maintaining her dignity.
“When I started being around Young Money, Wayne thought I was shy, but it wasn’t that I was shy, I just didn’t want anybody to think I was easy,” she confessed.
She went on to say that she hasn’t slept with any industry heads and offers advice to up-and-coming female emcees who are seeking to break into the entertainment world.
“No matter what my lyrics were saying, when I got around these guys, I was a prude, because I didn’t want anyone in this game to ever be able to say ‘I had sex with her’ or ‘when she needed a deal, she had to…’ No. And ‘til this day, not one single man in this industry can say that and I pride myself on that. That’s the only bit of advice I would give the up-and-coming female rappers. You could be as s*xy as you want, but just maintain your dignity around these guys.”
It seems like she’s offering some pretty sound advice. Would you agree?
Turn the page to watch Nicki’s interview.
Prior to all of Lil Wayne’s health problems, he teamed up with Nicki Minaj not only to record the track “High School” from her album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded- The Re-Up, but to do a very interesting video directed by Benny Boom for the song, which included a bedroom scene, hot tubs and heists. Yikes!
The storyline seems to go that Nicki is involved with a wealthy crime boss, and when Weezy and Baby try to do business with the guy, Lil Wayne falls for Nicki, who parades around the mansion half-dressed on flirtatious mode, eyes batting. The two end up all over each other and wind up stealing jewels from the crime boss. Aside from that, things just get confusing. For instance, please excuse the hot tub scenes with the American Idol judge in string swimsuit, because it might not be safe for work (plus, it’s mad random), and the bedroom scene we probably could have used 20 less shots of, but you know Nicki loves to get people talking. However, the song actually isn’t bad (despite the shaky chorus with homegirl trying to sing), and I can see the young girls and boys jamming to it. Check out the video below and let us know if it’s a pass or play for you.
So what do you think? Pass or play?
After a troubling last few weeks, which included being hospitalized in intensive care, Lil Wayne has some good news. According to Billboard, the rapper should earn the highest debut on next week’s Billboard 200 chart. His new album, “I Am Not a Human Being II,” is on course to arrive at the No. 2 spot. Industry observers say the set could sell around 190,000 to 210,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, March 31.
Despite the great sales, however, Lil Wayne probably won’t knock the current No. 1 artist off the chart. As we reported, Justin Timberlake is back like he had never left the music scene. His album, The “20/20 Experience,” landed at No. 1 slot when it launched with 968,000 sales, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Lil Wayne has a chart-topping history. His last studio release, Tha Carter V, debuted at No. 1 with 964,000 in 2011. Prior to that, his first I Am Not a Human Being album launched at No. 2 with 110,000 in 2010 as a digital-only release. Then it jumped to No. 1 two weeks later (125,000) once the physical CD arrived in stores.
Lil Wayne will have some tough competition this time around. Not only against Timberlake, but he also be up against Blake Shelton, Depeche Mode, the Strokes, OneRepublic and Alan Jackson.
Are you going to buy Lil Wayne’s new CD?
A couple of weeks have passed since TMZ had the world thinking the “greatest rapper alive” was on his deathbed. And while everyone chalked up the seizures and hospitalization to Lil Wayne’s chronic sizzurp habit, Weezy is offering a different explanation – epilepsy.
In an interview with Power 106′s DJ Fellie Fel last night, the 30-year-old YMCMB rapper said:
“The bad news is I’m an epileptic. I’m prone to seizures. This isn’t my first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh seizure. I’ve had a bunch of seizures, ya’ll just never hear about them. But this time it got real bad ‘cuz I had three of them in a row and on the third one, my heart rate went down to like 30 percent. Basically, I could’ve died, so that is why it was so serious….But the reason being for the seizures is just plain stress, no rest, overworking myself. That’s just typical me though.”
Maybe so, but I’m betting that purple drank in his cup isn’t exactly helping the situation. I always thought when Wayne said “I am not a human being,” he was on some of that alien-type stuff, but the issue may be he really thinks he’s an immortal. Sorry to tell you homie, but one day these habits will catch up to you. If the recent hospitalization didn’t prove that to him, I really don’t know what to say.
A lot of people have questioned what type of people Wayne has around him to keep allowing him to run his body down like he does, but he insists he has people looking out for him, telling DJ Fellie Fel:
“I have people around me. I actually have [the seizures] so much they already know what to do. They already know how to handle it. Certain times I don’t even go to the hospital, but this time, it was real bad because it was three in a row, and I’ve never had three back to back like that. The third one was so bad and I live in the hills in L.A. So the reason why it was bad was that I live all the way at the top, so you know how hard it is getting down those hills. That was what was so scary about it.”
What was so scary to most fans was the thought that the rapper was receiving his last rites — a detail TMZ later recanted. Asked if he’s pissed about how the gossip site broke the news on his health scare he simply said:
“That’s what they do. I can’t be upset at that. I get upset at my kids when they do things that I tell them not to do. I can’t be upset at TMZ for doing what they do. They gon’ probably come out tomorrow and say something else about somebody else that ain’t true. That’s what they do. The truth isn’t good enough for them, so they gotta twist everything up.”
Sort of how he’s twisting his hospitalization into not being about drugs, huh?
Check out the full interview with Wayne here. What do you think about his epilepsy explanation?
Rumor has it that 31 year old R&B singer/baby maker Nivea is with child once again. And the streets are saying that it’s Lil Wayne’s baby. Well, maybe it’s not so much the streets as it is Nivea herself. Supposedly, at Nivea’s recent birthday celebration, someone overheard her telling another guest that Wayne was excited about the new baby. If this is true this will be Nivea’s fifth child. She has three from her marriage to The Dream and one from Lil Wayne born in 2009.
You may not remember but Nivea was actually with Lil Wayne before she married The Dream. Back in July 2003, she told Sister2Sister Magazine how Wayne proposed to her around Christmas time in 2002:
[He said] ‘I got your Christmas present with me and you’re gonna love it. It’s gonna make you smile. He got down on his knee and he was like, ‘I know I’m young, but I’ve been through enough relationships to know and understand the meaning of what love is.’ He was just perfect. He told me that he wanted to spend the rest of his life with me and he loved me. It was snot and tears at the same time.”
She went on to tell the magazine that if she didn’t marry Wayne, she would die a single woman. But that’s not exactly how it went down. When Wayne called off their engagement in December of 2003, to rekindle his relationship with ex-wife Antonia Wright (Toya), Nivea moved on and ended up marrying The Dream in 2004. The couple had a daughter in 2005 and twin sons in 2006. They divorced in 2007 when The Dream claimed that he “didn’t want to take this person [Nivea] and treat them a certain way based on what I was changing into, based on being bitter.”
Severe side eye.
After that, Nivea reconnected with Wayne, though he had gotten his ex girlfriend, Lauren London pregnant. After Nivea gave birth to their son Neal Carter in 2009, the couple got engaged again. And broke it off in 2010. On her Myspace page, she confirmed that Young Money singer Shanell Woodget was the reason behind their split. “Mood: betrayed Wanting everyone to know that Shanell (the background Slore that sings with Lil Wayne) is a piece of trash and not to be respected!”
Man what a story. This is certainly a VH1 movie…
‘We Refuse To Be Part Of The Problem:’ Michigan Radio Station Pulls Rick Ross and Lil Wayne Songs From Its Rotation
Within the past two months, both Lil Wayne and Rick Ross have found themselves in hot water over troubling rap lyrics. The first offense came from Wayne after he compared sexual acts to be performed on a woman’s body to the heinous murder of Emmett Till in song, “Karate Chop.” This week Rick Ross in under fire after being featured on a new song with Rocko entitled, “You Don’t Even Know,” where he raps about having his way with a woman after slipping a molly in her drink.
“Put molly all in her champagne, she ain’t even know it. I took her home and I enjoyed that, she ain’t even know it,” he says in the song.
Many have expressed their disappoval and outrage since the song’s release and now one Michigan radio station is taking a stand against rappers and their out of control lyrics. 103.7 The Beat announced today that they would be pulling both Rick Ross and Lil Wayne’s music from their rotation because they refused to be a contributing factor to the growing problem of offensive rap lyrics and their negative impact on our country. Their statement reads:
“Many would say both rappers have taken their lyrical content too far and offended too many. The family and estate of Emmett Till have released a statement of disapproval over Lil Wayne’s disregard and disrespectful lyrics. Though his record label issued a statement of apology, the rapper has yet to do so.
In the case of Rick Ross, a petition has been started over his blatant disregard for women and the issue of date rape. The U.S. Department of Justice estimates that over 300,000 women are raped or sexually assaulted per year in the United States alone. That is a disturbing number and should not be taken lightly. His lyrics not only condone the behavior, but he boasts about it in the song. While some feel it’s only entertainment, many feel it sends and encourages the wrong message.
Several individuals and organizations have taken a stand and so are we. Effective immediately Muskegon’s WUVSlp 103.7 the Beat has pulled ALL Lil Wayne and Rick Ross music from rotation. We pride ourselves on playing music that is non-degrading and non-violent. While we believe in freedom of speech, creative writing and individualism, we refuse to be part of the problem by spreading messages that could harm or end someone’s life.”
The Miami rapper has since come forward in an interview with Q93.3, offering an explanation for the lyrics, expressing that he does not condone rape.
“It’s certain things you can’t tweet. There’s certain things where you want people to hear your voice. I wanna make sure this is clear, a woman is the most precious gift known to man. It was a misunderstanding with a lyric, a misinterpretation. The term ‘rape’ wasn’t used. I would never use the term ‘rape’ in my records. Hip hop don’t condone that. The streets don’t condone that. Nobody condones that. So I just wanted to reach out to all the queens that’s on my timeline, all the s*xy ladies, the beautiful ladies that have been reaching out to me with the misunderstanding. We don’t condone rape and I’m not with that,” he said.
What do you think of the 103.7′s decision to pull Wayne and Rick Ross’s music out of the rotation? What are your thoughts on Rick’s explanation?
Turn the page for footage of Ross explaining the lyrics (beginning around the 4:40 mark).
What Other Musicians Can Learn From Justin: It Won’t Kill You To Give Yourself And Your Fans A Break
I was was in college the last time Justin Timberlake put out an album, and as I watched him do movie after movie, both comedy, drama and action, I was pissed. “Justin needs to quit playing and come out with a new album!” I said that mess for years and for years he made it clear that getting back in the studio wasn’t his first priority. He had always wanted to try his hand at acting and he was finally getting the opportunity, so music would have to wait.
And fans waited, that is until last Tuesday, when he finally put back on a suit and tie and released The 20/20 Experience. Six years since his last release, the album was met with a great response, as I reported last night, almost pulling in a million copies sold in a week. It was clear that the long wait had done Justin some good. He didn’t come back sloppy, and those who are fans, whether they initially liked “Suit & Tie,” were lauding the new release on social media. Time apart made the fans fonder.
I’ve always felt that a break from some of our favorite artists would do everyone involved some good, but we live in a time where artists in the game want to be overexposed. They are on every form of social media every day, they are on every magazine cover saying the same things in every interview, they are on every person’s single as a feature, and they put out a new album one after the other, each leaving you to say, “Eh, you know, it was alright.” Why? Blame it on the very obvious fear that if they actually take a break, people will forget about them.
They have reason to feel this way, but it should be more of a fear for new artists. You’ve just built your brand, gathered some fans, thrilled people with your music. If you disappear for even a hot minute, chances are, people won’t be as enthusiastic when you come back. See a Chingy or Ashanti for example as people who lost steam around their sophomore efforts after taking a break. Even musicians who used to have droves of fans have come back after a hiatus, tried to return to them with a whole new sound, and wound up flopping. However, it’s just my belief that when you have real talent and true fans, you shouldn’t be afraid to go away, live life and come back when you’re actually ready to make GOOD music. Keyword: good.
There are way too many people who don’t say no to to a new album or new feature and because they don’t give themselves the opportunity to live life and write music based on their experiences, the output is stale and a bunch of the same. They’re singing somebody else’s songs, selling sex, drugs and fashion labels instead of substance. Take Lil Wayne for example. How many times can we hear you get on your own song or someone else’s and talk about your appreciation for the nether regions of a woman? Such a radical difference from his “Best Rapper Alive”days circa 2006-2009. He and those who listen to his music know that he’s not really feeling it anymore.
Breaks give very talented artists the chance to cultivate their skills. Go learn how to play an instrument. Write until your hands get sore. Watch life happen around you instead of fiending so much to be a part of every moment, of every thing and doing the most to make sure people see it. Justin stepped back and finally made the time to try something new, and while the results weren’t the greatest thing ever as far as being an actor, he also got to meet a new love interest, get married, gain some new insight and be clear about what he wanted to do musically when he came back. Maybe that’s why his album had no hint of the dance-pop every artist thinks that people are only willing to buy nowadays (You too Usher…damn you David Guetta!). It gave us some time to miss him instead of thinking, as with most musicians out now, “Can they sit down somewhere!?”
If you have true fans and real talent, you can come and go from public view as you please, so for those doing the most right now, use all that money to take a vacay and LIVE. Give us time to get excited about your work and talents once again.
As for those with no real talent…Hey, you better not go anywhere because irrelevancy could be waiting for you when you come back…