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Do You Really Mean “No Shade”? Qualifiers People Should Stop Abusing

May 7th, 2014 - By Brande Victorian
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I won’t speak for you, but I personally am tired of the overabundance of disingenuous qualifiers like “no shade” that people are using these days to justify all sorts of nasty remarks that are in fact shady as hell. Although shade may be the new kid on the block in this genre, the truth is we’ve been using phrases like this for years to try to justify coming at people in all sorts of crazy ways and making it seem like they’re the ones who are wrong, when, in actually, we might want to practice the exercise of thinking before we speak more often than we do.

You Mad? The Shadiest Things Celebs Have Said About Their Exes

October 3rd, 2013 - By Meg Butler
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In at least one moment in everyone’s lives, there’s no one you hate more than your ex. The relationship is over, they hurt your feelings, ruined your day and they’re going to hear what you have to say. These celebrities took to the media to tell the world how much they hated their ex, and of course we ate the shade all the way up.

‘All Dem #1s But J.Lo Phone Ringing?’ Nicki Minaj Blasts Mariah Carey On Twitter

May 3rd, 2013 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Source: WENN

Although things seemed to calm down for a bit, it looks like Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj are back to their catty antics. A couple of nights ago on American Idol, Nicki pulled a Q-Tip out of her purse and offered it to Mariah, telling her that she needed to clean out her ears. A little later on, Mariah seemed to subtly shade Nicki for never hitting No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. Nicki has actually never made it pass No.3 on the charts. Of course, Mariah has a medium-sized handbag full of No.1 hits. This clearly didn’t sit well with the “High School” rapper and when celebrity blogger Perez Hilton insisted that Mariah “burned” her with the comments, Nicki quickly responded, tossing a bit of shade Mariah’s way in the process.

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And of course, Nicki’s “Barbz” joined in on the phone, hurling insults Mariah’s way. The mama Barb ended the Mariah slam session by laughing at how “shady” her fans are.

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Here’s my question: Why does being famous mean tossing all forms of maturity and professionalism out of the window? I mean really, these women are both at least thirty years old. They’re ultimately at Idol because they have a job to do. There are plenty of regular folk who have to work with people they don’t like everyday, but because they’re mature adults, they suck it up and deal with it. Unfortunately, Nicki and Mariah seem like they have yet to receive the memo.

What do you think of Mariah and Nicki still going at it?

Make Up Already! Rihanna Continues To Be The Biggest Critic Of Ciara And Her PR Team (“Why Am I STILL The Main Topic Of Her Interviews!!”)

April 25th, 2013 - By Clarke Gail Baines
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According to MissJia.com, the issues between Rihanna and Ciara are still going, but things are starting to seem a bit one-sided. While Ciara does address their problems in almost every interview she has been doing for her new album, Ciara, and new video, “Body Party,” she’s kept it pretty tame and civil. She basically doesn’t know why Rihanna doesn’t like her, but she’s focused on staying positive no matter what. But as I’ve said before, it would probably be better if Ci Ci just didn’t waste time answering questions about her, because not only is it a distraction from the great things she has going on, but Rihanna is just out in these streets waiting to pop off about it.

Miss Jia says that an Instagram follower tagged Rihanna in a screenshot from a recent interview Ciara did where the ATL singer was asked about the Bajan singer and seemed to handle it calm and cool without throwing shade. But the interview was enough to get homegirl to vent, AGAIN, at Ciara and her publicist. Whoever that person may be.

“Why am I still the main topic of her interviews!! She don’t be shame tho? How she let em play her like that everytime?? It’s like,  “yea I know you’re here to talk about (insert album title) but we wanna talk about a more relevant topic…Rihanna!!!” Like she sits there and falls for it everytime!!!!”

“#whurrisyopublicist”

*Sigh* I don’t really have much of an opinion about this anymore because it’s starting to be sad at this point. It’s like a mean girl coming after the new girl on the block or something. But really, we know how folks like to pop off when others are walking around with their names in their mouth, especially bringing them up in the media. But seriously though, let’s just grow up already ladies. There’s enough room in the game for both of you.

What do you think of her comments?

“How U Gon Hate From Outside???” Rihanna Exchanges Words With Ciara AGAIN…Over Social Media Of Course

April 16th, 2013 - By Clarke Gail Baines
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And the drama continues.

It was 2011 when Ciara was a guest on Fashion Police, and while chatting it up with Joan Rivers about an ensemble Rihanna wore to the Grammys, Ciara went on to tell a story about how Ri Ri basically comes off as a mean girl in person. Why? We don’t know:

“I ran into her recently at a party. She wasn’t the nicest. It’s crazy, because I’ve always loved and respected what she’s done in fashion. It wasn’t the most pleasant run-in.”

Of course, we know the two ladies exchanged some equally not-so-nice words on Twitter after Ri heard word of what the “Ride” singer said about her. There was a moment where Ciara said Rihanna didn’t want to see her on the stage (performance wise), and Rihanna replied with a biting, “Good luck with bookin that stage you speak of.” While the two ladies seemed to make up at the end of their back and forth, things remained pretty tense after the fact, especially in March of this year when it was speculated that Rihanna’s best friend and assistant, Melissa, came for Ciara and her new song “Body Party” through Instagram.

After all that, you would have thought these women would all move on, but Ciara has been making her media rounds to promote her new disc, Ciara, and of course, most of the questions are either about her new beau Future, or her issues with Rihanna. Sick and tired of it we guess, Rihanna took to her Instagram to vent:

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Image from ComplainNShade/MissJia

And catching word of the direct shade, Ciara responded back, but kept it short and sweet on her Twitter:

“I am baffled. The obsession really makes no sense. This is getting out of hand…”

“Somebody please point her in the right direction, cuz she clearly needs love and affection..:)”

And you know it’s getting out of hand when Jackée Harry (the one and only of 227 fame) of all people jumps in on her Twitter to give her two cents, asking the ladies to chill out and be better examples for their fans:

@ciara @rihanna You’re BOTH Beautiful & Immensely Talented. PLEASE Squash The Beef & Increase The Peace, Ladies. #BeTheExample ..

You would think these women would have way too much going on (and a lot of money to spend) to waste time and energy trying to publicly embarrass one another. You’re on tour! You have a new album coming out! Do yourself a favor and stop talking about one another, because clearly they’re not adding anything positive to your life. But alas, as I said earlier, the drama continues.

What do you think about their comments?

“Who You Calling Sweetie?”: 8 Subtle But Disrespectful Things Some Women Do And Say To Other Women

April 11th, 2013 - By Erica Renee
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Female empowerment and encouragement are things that I adamantly support. I have friends that I consider sisters and enjoy meeting like-minded women. Unfortunately, all women aren’t the same. And instead of support you’re met with a whole lot of shade. Instead of building a friendship, you’re introduced to an enemy.

In some cases, it’s easy to spot a woman who is being blatantly disrespectful. In other cases, the disrespect is snuck in so subtly that you feel inappropriate for even addressing it, although you sense the shade being thrown. Yes, there are times when our beloved sisters, including ourselves, can be subtly disrespectful. Maybe you’ve experienced some of this disrespectful behavior or possibly dished it out. In either case, here are a few of the most common disrespectful things that women can do to each other.

Keyshia Cole’s Grammy Night PSA: ‘It’s Still F@%& Ol Girl’

February 11th, 2013 - By Brande Victorian
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Last night I desperately wanted to tweet, “has anybody seen Keyshia Cole tonight,” but I didn’t. Because I thought that would be rude. And I think before I tweet (mostly). But after seeing the foolery that was going on on Keysh’s timeline, I feel like I would have been justified saying whatever the heck I wanted. See for yourself:

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Confused what the heck Keyshia Cole was on — again? So is just about every other person on Twitter who went in on her for the second Sunday in a row. I would have thought last week’s Twitter lashing would have been enough for the singer, who is soon about to fade into social media oblivion and become more popular for her tweets than her tracks, to get her act together, but she essentially invited the backlash this week.

See before that “hello” everyone was chilling, including Keyshia. Then for whatever reason — like a child who throws a tantrum in the middle of the grocery store because they aren’t being paid enough attention — she decided to rile up the masses and bring up last week’s business. And then have the nerve to ask “ya’ll still mad?” I think a better question would be “You’re still thirsty?”

And as far as her staying on people’s minds, it’s more like Michelle stays on hers. I’ve never seen someone go so far out of their way to repeatedly shade someone a week after the fact. I think @quietbut_DEADLY summed up Keyshia’s motive perfectly: “You’re tending now. Happy?” Keyshia should remember tweets don’t equal dollars. If she wants to keep eating and not go back to buying Steve Madden’s to wear on the red carpet she might wanna chill. One hundred thousand doesn’t go that far

“She Always FawkN The Groove Up” Keyshia Cole Goes In On Michelle Williams

February 4th, 2013 - By Veronica Wells
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Keyshia Cole is quickly becoming the woman who’s known for putting her foot in her mouth. First there was the biracial/Black Girls Rock controversy and last night she had a few choice words for Michelle Williams during the SuperBowl halftime performance. Of course she expressed her grievances on Twitter. This is what she said…

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Source: Twitter

Hmm… Now, we’ve all known since 2003, that performing is not Michelle’s forte. It’s clear that she’s not very comfortable on stage. But her voice has always been different, she’s always been maybe a half step off. But was Twitter really the venue to express this opinion, and so rudely especially when Keyshia Cole will probably never find herself on anybody’s Super Bowl stage. For better or worse, people on Twitter were too happy to tell Keyshia about herself. Check out some of the mentions she received after her reckless comment.

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That illiterate hood possum comment pretty much put the nail in the coffin. Now maybe the people who had something to say about Keyshia took things a bit too far; but if you put yourself out there, especially among the dozen-playing, shade throwing community that is Black Twitter, you must prepare yourself for the worst.

It’s very clear that Keyshia wrote that in an attempt to be funny. But as a fellow singer and performer, that was something you should have turned and said to your homegirl or husband. Not something you put on Twitter, when the whole nation is watching Michelle from their couch…just like you were. Some are speculating that Keyshia made the comment to get people talking about her again. Well, if that was her intention, then mission accomplished but perhaps not in the way she was expecting.

What do you think of Keyshia Cole’s comment? Why

“I Thought She Rapped…Or Whatever”: Mariah Talks Nicki Minaj With Barbara Walters

January 9th, 2013 - By Veronica Wells
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When you’ve achieved Diva status, like Mariah Carey has, the public is bound to believe you when things get a little hairy between you, the diva, and a newcomer. This time that newcomer just so happened to be Nicki Minaj. While I’m willing to bet money that Mariah started or instigated whatever argument that was caught on camera, Nicki Minaj was the one who came off looking crazy, as she was the only one heard screaming.

And then, in the aftermath, when the media tried to get both sides of the story, Nicki responded in smaller media outlets while Mariah talked to Barbara Walters, telling her that she hired extra security after Nicki threatened her. She even pulled the mama bear card, saying that now that she has two twins to protect, she can’t take those type of threats lightly. Well played, indeed. You can imagine whose words traveled the fastest.

And recently, in another exclusive with Barbara Walters, Mariah threw some serious shade when she responded to the lyrics of Nicki’s new song, “Hell Yeah,” which is an obvious jab at her fellow American Idol judge.

Check out the utter dismissal in the video below. You can watch the full six minute interview or skip to the 3 minute mark where it gets juicy.

‘I Just Feel Sorry For Her In A Way': Cynthia Bailey Shares What She Thinks Of Co-star Kenya Moore

December 26th, 2012 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Source: WENN

Folks were a bit taken back by the overly obvious shade that Kenya threw at Cynthia during this week’s episode of “Real Housewives of Atlanta”. Eyebrows weren’t raised because people thought Kenya was above being a filthy shade-thrower, but because the ladies had already seemed to have moved past their Jet Magazine drama as well as the fact that Kenya’s shameless dig came only one day after Cynthia’s fairytale vow renewal. Many felt that Kenya could’ve at least given her time to come down off the high of her romantic ceremony before she dug in her blood-thirtsty fangs. In a recent interview with Sister 2 Sister, Cynthia openly discussed how she felt about Kenya’s Anguilla antics and as well as her thoughts on her over-the-top co-star.

On Kenya’s low-key book stab:

“Kenya gave me the book to be mean-spirited and I think that’s just unfortunate,” Cynthia told Sister 2 Sister. We’re sitting up there having a beautiful lunch. All of this was put together because of Peter [Thomas] and I. I thought it was inappropriate.”

On how she responds to Kenya’s tactless antics:

“I just feel sorry for her in a way. She’s not really all that bad, but she just kinda… I don’t know. My whole thing is: If she’s nice to me. I’m nice to her,”

“I try not to pay Kenya too much attention. Her issues have nothing to do with me. I try to take the high road.”

On why she chooses to take the high road:

“It’s never easy when you’re on reality TV and you try to be the bigger person. It translates that you’re weak.”

“My daughter is 13 now. I would never want her to see me doing anything, cursing and calling people out their name. I can’t say I won’t do it. I just don’t want to do it on TV.”

In case you missed the latest episode, during lunch in front of everyone, Kenya presented Cynthia with Vanessa Williams’s autographed memoir in an effort to sort of get at her for not remembering that Vanessa was the first Black Miss America claiming that she needs to “know her history”.

Kenya should really consider having a seat. It’s great to see that Cynthia is refraining from indulging in the drama.

What do you think of Cynthia’s reaction Kenya’s undeniable shade?

Jazmine Denise is a news writer for madamenoire.com. Follow her on Twitter @jazminedenise

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