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Through all the speculation about Chris Brown and Rihanna’s romantic reunion and their musical collabos, I wondered how Jay-Z felt about all of this. Ever since Chris assaulted Rihanna Jay has had zero tolerance for the R&B star, and three years later nothing appears to have changed.
According to Radar Online, Jay-Z is not happy that his mentee Rihanna has been hooking up with Chris in any way, shape, or form. A source told the site:
“Jay was absolutely disgusted by what Chris did to Rihanna. Jay doesn’t understand how a man could ever lay hands on a woman; it just goes against who he is and about. Chris is absolutely dead to Jay, he wants nothing to do with him ever.
“Now that Rihanna is hooking up with Chris and recording songs with him, Jay is deeply disappointed in her actions. He can’t fathom why Rihanna is doing the things she is doing. He understands the need for forgiveness, but he is adamant that Rihanna shouldn’t forget what Chris did to her. Jay wonders what kind of message this is sending to Rihanna’s young female fans. Rihanna knows how Jay feels about Chris, but she doesn’t care, she is going to do what she wants.”
The Dream, who produced the “Birthday Cake” remix said the song was Rihanna’s idea and was a gesture of forgiveness, but I wonder how Jay feels about him now. Beyonce has called on the producer for tracks numerous times in the past, but her hubby has been rumored to blackball artists he’s not fond of. Hopefully The Dream is still in his good graces.
Meanwhile Jay will just have to get over his disappointment. That Chrihanna love is showing no signs of letting up.
Do you think Jay-Z has a right to be disappointed that Rihanna and Chris are making music together?
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.
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Thanks to faithful reader Tashia Jones (Hey, girl!), we were sent a story about all the fuss over Angelina Jolie putting extensions in the head of her daughter Zahara at just six years old. To be specific, she doesn’t have a long, flowing sew-in or something like that, but braids (the old-school Brandy kind). Radar Online talked to celebrity “groomer,” DaRico Jackson, who commented on the fact that the braids put in little Zahara’s hair were not only promoting her to second guess her own beauty, but they will damage her own hair in the future:
“If Angelina wants Zahara to be in touch with her roots and have her hair braided then she can do that with the child’s own hair and she doesn’t need to add extensions, Jackson stated. “She is far too young for that and Angelina is creating insecurity in the little girl that what she has is not good enough. Growing up with siblings who have long flowing hair, Zahara may grow to feel that her own natural hair is not pretty enough, and that without the fake hair she is not beautiful. She should be made to embrace who she is.”
Waltzing around with her mommy recently, little Zahara (from Ethiopia) held Angelina’s hand as she showed off her new braided extensions that reached down to the middle of her back in a ponytail. While many people (mainstream websites of course) thought the braided look was cute, many hair experts seemed to jump out the woodworks and blast Jolie for resorting to extensions for a young child.
As much as we used to see Jolie parading Zahara around with uncombed hair that was probably tangled as all hell, I’m not really surprised that she would resort to throwing braided extensions in her hair. As many kids as she has in her pack, and running around starring in movies and directing joints, she might not have the time. Because of that, the one whose hair might need the most tender love and care just doesn’t seem to get it. I’m just wondering why they won’t hire someone to take this child to the salon every few weeks!? Seriously, some braids using her own hair wouldn’t have taken as much time as having someone put extensions in Zahara’s head, which I’m sure had that little girl tired and antsy (I know that’s how I end up feeling!). I don’t think I started wearing braided hairstyles with extensions until I was like 12, and even then, after one month they were driving me crazy. When I took them bad boys out they had already started tugging some of my hair out, especially around my edges, so I’m hoping she won’t lose much of her own hair when they finally un-braid those things.
I totally agree with Jackson that this look is not necessary at such an early stage in her life. When you’re young, that’s when parents should be working with your hair, and as unruly as we would see Zahara’s mane looking since she was a baby, it’s a shame to see she the few options she’s being offered. However, if we’re going to put Angelina on a skewer for resorting to braided extensions, we also have to put some criticism on ourselves for putting perms in our children’s hair at a similar age, if not younger. As my sister would say, you can take out braids, but you can’t take out a perm (Well, you can, but that might take even more work).
In the end, braids are all good, but why not try it out with her own hair first? Angie should use some of that baller money she has and invest in Zahara’s hair future by getting someone to actually offer it some real TLC. I’m not hating on Angie hard for this decision, because having a child of a different background then your own probably will cause you to have some missteps when it comes to dealing with hair, keeping them in touch with their own culture, and more. However, this look is just a little much at six. But what do you think?
*Feature photo courtesy of mybrownbaby.com
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Nicholas Telemaque, cousin to female MC Nicki Minaj, was killed early Monday morning after being shot several times in the chest. His family believes that the 27 year old Brooklyn native was not the intended target of the shooting.
Another cousin, Carol Clarke, told Radar Online that Nicholas was a good person.
“Nicholas was a quiet person but he could be the life and soul of the party too – he did not run with gangs or anything like that.”
Telemaque was shot at 2:40 am in Flatbush, Brooklyn after leaving the C-PAC club with a group of friends.
Clarke also told Radar Online how the rapper and the rest of their family was taking the news.
Nicki is absolutely devastated as are all our family – she was very close to her cousin but now he has gone. She has reached-out to Nicholas’ mom Victoria to offer her words of comfort but she is too distraught.”
After hearing the news about her older cousin, Minaj tweeted this: “Lived in Brooklyn his whole life. My precious cousin. My baby. Killed last nite.”My cousin Nicholas. Also goes by Juse, or @brolicalcoholic* Murdered. Last nite. Near his home. Brooklyn,NY.