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Fools Run In Packs: Meek Mill Talks Charging Fans $100+ For Pics And Why He Doesn’t Care About Rick Ross’s Lyrics
It’s been a rough couple of weeks for Rick Ross, and rightfully so. Many have been very vocal about their disgust over his lyrics in the remix to the Rocko song “U.O.E.N.O” (“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”). As a result of those lines and his clear confusion about why it’s wrong (saying you would never say the word rape in a song and implying it just because you think you sound witty makes no sense) has led to a lot of uproar and calls for Ross to lose his endorsements with Reebok.
Now people in his camp are having to answer for their boss’s lyrics, including Meek Mill, who had a radio interview in DC with 93.9 where he talked about that controversy, along with the heat he has been getting on his own for allegedly charging fans at his shows to be able take pictures with him. His answers were interesting to say the least, and can be kind of difficult to read…good luck.
Necole Bitchie got word from numerous people, fans of the rapper, who were pissed about him asking them to pay more than $100 for a chance to cheese it up with him in pictures. When asked about the rumors that he was doing this, he says it wasn’t him, but his people (“homies”) who were making folks pay to take a pic with him. But with R&B divas like Beyoncé and others charging hundreds of dollars for meet and greets, he doesn’t see the problem at all:
“Actually, I was not charging to take pictures ya know? My homies be in the crowd and if my homie trying to make some money and you trying to get backstage, he might charge you. That’s your fault. I don’t even see nothing actually wrong. Beyoncé and Rihanna, they charge $500 for a meet and greet. I’m bout to do a meet and greet right now free. I been doing this for years, you know what I’m saying? I take pictures everyday. I just took 20 pictures. I hang in the neighborhood, you know what I’m saying. I hang in the hood. So you know it’s average to me. I come outside everyday, pictures is average to me.”
“You know man, I don’t even care about nobody criticizing no lyrics man. People rap about killing stuff all day man. Biggie said ‘rape your kid, throw her over the bridge,’ back then and it was nothing, it was just hip-hop. Now you got all these weirdos on these social sites voicing their opinions about something anybody say. I don’t care; you know what I’m saying? I’m from the hood. I never really cared about what nobody said in no raps. Raps always been talking about killing, drugs, all types of stuff, you know what I’m saying? So you can’t just criticize no one thing nobody say man. It’s imaginary visuals. If a writer write about somebody getting raped in a movie, is he a rapist or he want girls to get raped? No, he just wrote about that in a movie.”
Another day, another fashion spread with Ms. Solange Knowles, but this time with LURVE magazine, where she got her Diana Ross on with big eyes, big hair and the fanciest-looking fashions. Aside from showcasing ‘fits by Dolce and Gabbana and high-stepping in Louboutins, Solo also talked to the magazine about growing up with less restrictions than her sister, and dealing with her hair critics.
In the mag, Solo joked about her fashion mistakes from the past (yes girl, the red micros and Jamaican flag colored outfits were a no-no), and how it made her brave when it comes to taking fashion risks today:
“I mean, look at some of my fashion choices back in the day. You know how people say, ‘Who let her walk out of the house that way?” or “She needs more people!”… Oh believe me, I had the people, and they tried, but I resisted the arrest! Life is suppose to be about experimenting and going for it, especially in your twenties. So I have to just go for it, and laugh later.”
She also commented on the boundaries that were set for big sister Beyoncé, but not so much for her. Because her parents gave her the chance to do and try more, she had the space to make good and bad decisions, learn from them, and explore–and get pregnant:
“I think your parents set so much structure in the first child because it’s so new and fresh, and you are trying to do everything right, and by the second one you’re like, ‘Eh, they’ll be okay.”
In one way, I think that my parents’ leniency really allowed me the freedom and experiences to be a very independent thinker. In a lot of ways, I had the freedom to really explore the world. They trusted me and I really tried to hold value in that. That is, until I got pregnant. [laughs]“
And of course, what kind of interview would it be with Solo if they didn’t bring up her hair? She commented on the issues of her complaints about attention on her hair, and the fact that she was also profiting off of it via her work with Carol’s Daughter:
“I’m actually really trying to navigate my feelings on the entire hair issue and it’s tough doing that publicly. On one hand, I can’t ignore the fact that I have done things that have put attention on my hair with going on Oprah and being apart of Carol’s Daughter…
I’m actually no longer a part of Carol’s Daughter, but throughout my entire time working with them, I was constantly fighting for the right message to be heard. The message that, the way we wear our hair is a personal choice, there’s no right or wrong way; one way doesn’t make us more intelligent, or more superficial, and every one makes that choice for very different reasons.”
And she says she really didn’t know how deep issues with hair were, hers in particular, until she realized people were out here critiquing her hair texture. Hence that Twitter rant a few months back:
“I made some comments on Twitter recently about an article someone sent me that a young writer wrote about how much energy we are putting into other people’s natural hair. I thought it was really interesting, and in a lot of ways true. That is until I came across the part of the article that mentioned how certain commenters were debating on the texture of my hair in its natural state.
I really, truly was not even aware that there was a natural hair system in place to measure the texture of your hair. At that point I thought to myself, “This is really kind of crazy…that these people know more about my hair than the human that even carries it!” I went to my Twitter and sort of impulsively expressed that. I don’t regret it one bit but sometimes trying to put how you feel in an one-hundred forty character structure is not very successful. It sometimes comes off as ranty and aggressive, and that was not my stance at all.”
Photos: Necole Bitchie/Courtesy of LURVE – Ellen Von Unwerth
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By Jas Fly
So who exactly is DeVon Franklin, the handsome Hollywood Exec/Author/Motivational Speaker/Pastor who’s swept Meagan Good off her feet and (seemingly) inspired her image makeunder?
On the eve of their wedding, Necole Bitchie spoke to Devon by phone from his offices at Sony – where he’s the VP of Production at Columbia Pictures. For the Bay area native, there’s still another big moment in his life quickly approaching. This Sunday, he will make his debut with Oprah on her big Super Soul Sunday Show where they’ll discuss his book Produced By Faith – a guide on how to apply the ‘Hollywood system’ towards a more meaningful spiritual life.
Our conversation was intense. Meagan said she knew when she met him; he was to be her husband. Oprah said she knew after ten minutes that she needed to do a show with him. DeVon is passionate about God, about Meagan and about filling what he feels is a spiritual void missing in our generation.
Hear what he has to say at necolebitchie.com
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Mary J. Blige has released a new music video for her latest single ‘Don’t Mind’ off her album ‘My Life II: The Journey Continues, Act 1.’ The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul decided to ditch the background dancers and fancy storylines for the majority of the video, instead opting to sing and groove from a chair.
If the song sounds a little familiar, Mary used the same track for her infamous Burger King commercial where she changed up the lyrics and sang about crispy chicken wraps. The commercial may have been snatched down as quickly as it made it’s way through the internet, but it seems like Mary’s moving past it and has given us a love jam about being down for your boo, even if you fuss and fight.
Check out the video at NecoleBitchie.com
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Somebody is gonna get hurt fooling around with Halle Berry and her child…
She’s absolutely fed up with the paparazzi, who has been hounding her ever since she gave birth to her daughter Nahla. Just recently, things began to get really bad for her after she started dating her new man, Oliviera Martinez, while going through a nasty child custody battle with her child’s father, Gabriel Aubrey. The paparazzi literally stalk her home and her child’s school every day in hopes of a good moneyshot, and Halle has had enough!
Earlier this year, she asked the judge in her child custody case for permission to move to France where the paparazzi laws are stricter, however he denied her request because it would be harder for Gabriel to see his child. Last week, things came to a boiling point for Halle, and she went ape sh-t outside of her daughter’s school. She was caught on camera pointing, screaming and acting like a mad woman at the paparazzi while accusing them of stalking. In a recent interview with Extra TV’s Mario Lopez she explained why she went off and says that she is about to call up the President real quick and see if he can help her out:
“I hate that I lost my cool, but you know, I’m human. That happens and when it comes to my daughter — I’m ferocious. There are no laws here that protect our children and as a mom, coming to the school… not only my child, but all the children that are there. It’s just wrong, wrong, wrong.”
“You know, I think I’m going to call Obama and say ‘look, can you help us?’ I know this seems like a little issue right now, but it’s a big issue in our lives and our lives at the school and our children being protected.”
Watch the video of Halle telling the paps off and see what she had to say Mario Lopez about the issue at Necole Bitchie.com
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Bey and Jay and their little teases of affection are too cute.
The proud parents were spotted at a private residence yesterday evening for the launch of Erica Reid’s new book, ‘The Thriving Child’. Erica wrote the book in an effort to teach successful parenting through allergies, asthma and other common challenges that new parents may have while raising their children.
Also in attendance at the private launch was Erica’s husband LA Reid, Tina Knowles and Mary J. Blige.
Check out more of the adorable pictures at Necole Bitchie.com.
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On Who She Thinks is the Most Beautiful Person
“The first person I remember thinking was beautiful was my mom just because she was the first woman I ever looked at and she was gorgeous, not only on the outside but on the inside as well.”
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“I wear less makeup and am less fussy. I accept myself more because I have less time to be down about myself! I realized a long time ago, I’m not going to be a size 0. For me, life is about drinking wine and having bread and cheese – just not every day!”
Read the rest of Paula’s interview at NecoleBitchie.com
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It’s been over a week since Nicki Minaj deleted her twitter after getting into a mild twitter battle with one of her fan sites. Now, to the delight of Barb Nation, she’s back on twitter and dropping gems on her new project. According to her tweets, she will be premiering the new video for ‘Starships’ tomorrow on MTV and she will be filming the ‘Right By My Side’ video featuring Chris Brown this week in Australia.
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We now know more about what happened to poor Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old kid who was killed by a neighborhood watchman, George Zimmerman, while returning home from the store back in February. Police haven’t arrested Zimmerman yet because he claimed self-defense, but now the FBI and U.S. Justice Department are finally investigating the murder as a possible hate crime. The 911 tapes were released over the weekend which gave everyone just a taste of what really happened that night but ABC News got a hold of call logs on Trayvon’s phone that show he was talking to his 16-year-old girlfriend seconds before he was killed and she heard everything that happened firsthand.
The girl would only talk to attorneys who recorded her statement and her parents won’t give out her name, but she said when she was talking to Trayvon as he was walking back home in the rain and he was telling her about this strange guy who was on a phone following him:
“He said this man was watching him, so he put his hoodie on. He said he lost the man. I asked Trayvon to run, and he said he was going to walk fast. I told him to run but he said he was not going to run.”
Trayvon did eventually decide to run but he was eventually cornered.
“Trayvon said, ‘What, are you following me for,’ and the man said, ‘What are you doing here.’ Next thing I hear is somebody pushing, and somebody pushed Trayvon because the head set just fell. I called him again and he didn’t answer the phone.”
Read the rest of what Trayvon’s girlfriend had to say at NecoleBitchie.com.
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Tami Roman is no stranger to controversy. She has become most known for her spunky, outspoken attitude and multiple altercations on Basketball Wives after she joined the cast during Season 2. But there’s way more to the single mother of two than you’d ever imagine.
On last week’s episode of Basketball Wives, viewers were shocked to learn that Tami had been the victim of sexual assault twice, as well as held up at gunpoint and physically abused which has become the source of her built up anger over the years. In a counseling session that she attended on the show to get to the root of her anger, she revealed:
How did your family react to your decision to share something so personal with the world?
Ultimately they’re very supportive. They want me to heal. We try to talk about anything and love on each other as much as possible. They were a little apprehensive because they didn’t know how people would receive that information coming from me. People see me all the time and think I’m the same way, so I thought that maybe if they understand why I’m this way, they can take this journey with me.
Having now watched the episode, how do you feel about your decision?
Vh1 treated it fairly and with respect. It was a four-hour therapy session. People have been very responsive and supportive. What I wanted to do was accomplished. I wanted to let others out there know, “You’re not the only one.” I want to use my life as a testimony. I’ve been homeless, on food stamps, I’ve always been very open. I’ve dealt with Bulemia, weight issues…I’ve been through a lot and this is just one more thing.
Click here to read the rest of Tami’s interview and watch a clip of her therapy session.