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If you have Janelle Monae’s latest album Electric Lady, then you already know the title track goes incredibly hard. It’s the perfect anthem for a woman doing her thing, having fun and loving life. So we’re so excited that Janelle Monae has finally released the video for the song I adore.
The concept for the “Electric Lady” video is that Monae is leaving her house, complete with a shot of her real mom cooking in the kitchen, to go kick it with her sorority sisters at a house party. And just like any other house party, dancing, stepping, flirting and even a bit of stunting ensues.
The video gave me such a joyous, nostalgic vibe that I found I couldn’t stop smiling. You’ll also notice that the video features a few guest appearances from people you’ll be happy to see pop up. Sadly though, Solange, who provides vocals on the track was not present. Sad face.
Anyway, it’s still awesome. And if you happened to attend an HBCU, you’ll especially relate to this video. Take a look at the visuals for “Electric Lady” below and let us know what you think about the song and video in the comment section.
“I Know I’m Going To Catch A Lot Of Hell, But I Don’t Care”: Whoopi Defends Stephen A. Smith, Says Women Shouldn’t Lay A Hand On Men
We told you yesterday that Stephen A. Smith caught some hell late last week for saying that women shouldn’t provoke the domestic violence they receive when speaking about Ray Rice and his infamous violent fight with then-fiancée, Janay Palmer. While his statement wasn’t received well, Smith says that he does stand by his point, but could have expressed it in a more articulate manner.
“On Friday, speaking right here on ‘First Take’ on the subject of domestic violence, I made what can only amount to the most egregious error of my career…My words came across that it is somehow a woman’s fault. This was not my intent. It is not what I was trying to say. Yet the failure to clearly articulate something different lies squarely on my shoulders. To say what I actually said was foolish is an understatement. To say I was wrong is obvious, to apologize, to say I’m sorry, doesn’t do the matter its proper justice to be quite honest. But I do sincerely apologize.”
But one public figure who is coming to Smith’s defense is Whoopi Goldberg. On yesterday’s episode of The View, Goldberg said that in general, no one should put their hands on anyone else, but if you make the choice to, don’t be surprised in this day and age if you are hit back.
“The comment that he made is based on what the young lady said she did. Let me just make that clear to ya’ll. She said, ‘I hit him,’ and I believe that’s what Stephen was pointing out.
I’m sorry, if you hit somebody, you can not be sure that you’re not going to get hit back. If you’re a little boy and you grow up with a little sister and your mother says no, you can never hit her, and she’s hitting you all the time, well you know what…you have to teach women do NOT, do not put your hands on anybody! Let me just finish my point because I know I’m going to catch a lot of hell, and I don’t care. You have to teach women, do not live with this idea that men have this chivalry thing still with them. Don’t assume that that’s still in place. So don’t be surprised if you hit a man and he hits you back. You hit somebody, they hit you back! Don’t be surprised! You have to teach the women not to put their hands up on anybody. That’s not blame the victim, I just said, don’t anybody, hit anybody! Don’t hit anybody! But if you make the choice as a woman who’s 4’3″ and you decide to hit a guy who’s 6’0″ and you’re the last thing he wants to deal with that day and he hits you back, you cannot be surprised! Let’s not hit anyone.”
This isn’t the first time Goldberg has spoken out about the role she thinks women can play in violent confrontations. After Solange Knowles was taped kicking the hell out of Jay Z in a hotel elevator after the Met Gala, Goldberg said that she was very lucky that he didn’t resort to the same violence she was unleashing on him:
“I think Solange was quite ready for him to do whatever he was gonna do. This is the thing. If anybody hits you, you have the right –I know that many people are raised in a very different way, but if a woman hits you, to me, you have the right to hit her back. If I slap a man, he has every right to slap me back. Every right.”
Check out Goldberg’s thoughts on handling violence below, and let us know if you agree, or if she should “catch a lot of hell” for her comments.
Yesterday, the Internet blew up after a throwback photo of Solange Knowles posing with her father’s latest alleged baby mama, TaQoya Branscomb, hit the web. According to reports, Solange and TaQoya met back in 2008 through a stylist. After meeting, the two supposedly hung out together on multiple occasions at various nightclubs and bars around Houston. Reports went on to suggest that Mathew was aware that TaQoya and Solange were spending time together, but that Solange was oblivious to the affair.
A representative on behalf of Solange has since spoken with TMZ and they’re calling BS on the reports. According to the rep, Solange insists that she doesn’t know TaQoya personally. As for the image in question, which can be viewed here, the rep says it’s just “a random fan photo.”
As you’ve probably heard (or read) by now, TaQoya recently came forward and filed a paternity suit against Mathew, insisting that he is the father of her daughter, Koi, who was born in 2010. We’re still not sure what to make of this photograph, but we’re pretty sure that all will be revealed in due time.
This story gets more interesting by the day!
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According to TMZ, TaQoya Branscomb, the alleged mother of yet another one of Matthew Knowles’ children, may have been friends with Solange.
A picture of Branscomb and Solange together recently surfaced and TMZ reports that the two met in 2008 through a stylist and hung out with one another on multiple occasions in nightclubs and bars in Houston.
Apparently, Knowles knew that his daughter was hanging with Branscomb but Solange didn’t know about their alleged affair.
Branscomb has recently come forward asking for a DNA test to prove that Matthew Knowles is indeed the father of her children and is also requesting child support. She also recently sued Knowles, claiming he got her pregnant back in 2010, the same time he and Tina were going through a divorce and right around the same time he fathered his son Nixon with Alexsandra Wright.
If this story is true, it just continues to get messier and messier.
It’s truly a shame that Matthew has lived his life in such a way where these rumors seem more plausible than they do ludicrous.
Solange hasn’t had much to say to the media since footage of her attacking brother-in-law, Jay Z, in a hotel elevator went viral. But she’s the cover girl for the August 2014 issue of Lucky magazine and it seems that addressing the much talked about altercation was inevitable. While the “Losing You” singer wouldn’t offer much information about the altercation, she did say this:
“What’s important is that my family and I are all good,” the single mom expressed. “What we had to say collectively was in the statement that we put out, and we all feel at peace with that.”
“We’ve always held each other down no matter what. That’s something I’m drilling into Julez now.”
As you may recall, shortly following the video leak, Solange and her family released a joint statement regarding the confrontation.
“As a result of the public release of the elevator security footage from Monday, May 5th, there has been a great deal of speculation about what triggered the unfortunate incident,” the statement read. “But the most important thing is that our family has worked through it. Jay and Solange each assume their share of responsibility for what has occurred. They both acknowledge their role in this private matter that has played out in the public. They both have apologized to each other and we have moved forward as a united family.
The reports of Solange being intoxicated or displaying erratic behavior throughout that evening are simply false. At the end of the day families have problems and we’re no different. We love each other and above all we are family. We’ve put this behind us and hope everyone else will do the same.”
Solange has also been making headlines lately as it’s believed that she got engaged a couple of weeks ago to her 51-year-old boyfriend, Alan Ferguson; however, those reports have yet to be confirmed.
Check out some photos from Solo’s Lucky spread on the next page.
When one becomes a fashionista on Solange Knowles’ level, it’s hard to pick her best style and fashion moments. Therefore, I had to settle for just some of her best moments in recent years. In celebration of Solange’s 28th birthday, MadameNoire collected 15 of her best fashion moments. From classic looks to bold, colorful and free-spirited choices — Solange is one of the entertainment industry’s style “it” girls. Let’s celebrate that on her birthday shall we.
Just last month (May 9 to be exact) the uber-beautiful Kelly Rowland tied the knot to her manager, Tim Witherspoon, in a private ceremony in Costa Rica. She hasn’t talked about marriage and this new stage in her life, but from the glow we’ve seen on her skin lately, it’s safe to say that she’s on cloud nine. And while Witherspoon could qualify as her soul mate in a romantic way, in an interview with Hello Beautiful, Rowland says she believes in soul mates in the friendship realm as well. She said that some of her best friends are people she can’t live without and that she considers her soul mates:
I believe in soulmates. I believe soulmates are not just in relationships, but they’re in friendships. I have soulmates through Beyonce and Michelle and Angie and Solange and LaLa. I have soulmates. I’m so thankful for that too because I think they understand you. If there’s something on my heart or my mind, before I can even pick up the phone, one of them is calling me saying, “What are you doing? Are you ok?” We’re connected and I think that’s such a beautiful thing. It’s the greatest gift you can have.
And in case you weren’t aware, Angie is Angie Beyince, Beyoncé’s cousin, and VP of operations for Beyoncé’s production company, Parkwood Entertainment. But anywho, do you have girlfriends that you believe you’re connected to on a deeper level? Be thankful if you do, because these women are a gift! Check out Rowland’s full interview over at Hello Beautiful and share your thoughts.
It looks like that old cliché “all press is good press” may have some truth to it. People love a train wreck and that’s exactly what fans felt like they were watching after footage leaked of Solange Knowles attacking brother-in-law, Jay Z, in an elevator. Although news of the altercation seemed to garner tons of negative attention, it also appeared to come with a few perks for the 27-year-old recording artist.
According to HipHopDX, Nielsen Soundscan data reveals that the “Losing You” singer experienced a significant spike in digital sales since the footage leaked. The data reveals that for the week ending on May 18th, just six days after the footage was posted by TMZ, her sales were up to 2,000—more than double the previous week’s sales, which was at. Despite all of the controversy, all seems to be well on the Knowles-Carter home front these days. Shortly after the incident, the family released a joint statement regarding the incident.
“Jay and Solange each assume their share of responsibility for what has occurred. They both acknowledge their role in this private matter that has played out in the public. They both have apologized to each other and we have moved forward as a united family.”
Destiny’s Child is back!
But not really. Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland have come to Michelle Williams’ side to support her in the release of her new gospel song, “Say Yes.” Solange Knowles also reportedly provides vocals on “Say Yes.” The song, seemingly inspired by the Nigerian Christian song “When Jesus Say Yes (Nobody Can Say No)” gets a funky revamp courtesy of Williams and her girls. It sounds like a dance song more than a gospel track thanks to the EDM aspects of it, but the lyrics definitely give God all the praise:
There’s no limit to what You can do
Cause it all belongs to You
Yes, it all belongs to You
(No rushing now)
You’re almighty and all powerful
And it all belongs to You
Yes, it all belongs to You
The ladies take turns tackling verses on the uplifting and uptempo track, which I’m sure will have you bobbing your head or at least tapping your foot (or having a praise break at your desk).
This isn’t the first time the ladies have reunited for a track since Destiny’s Child disbanded. The ladies teamed up for Rowland’s, “You’ve Changed” for Talk A Good Game, and did a Neptunes-produced track called “Nuclear” for a recently released DC compilation album called Love Songs. “Say Yes” will be featured on Williams’ upcoming album, Journey To Freedom.
I definitely enjoyed it, but what about you?
If you haven’t had a good laugh yet today, look no further. We’ve got just the thing for you. Porsha Williams recently appeared on “Dish Nation” for a chat with Rickey Smiley. During her interview, the hosts began discussing the infamous elevator fight video, which depicts Solange attacking her brother-in-law, Jay Z, as her sister, Beyoncé, looks on. As the hosts explored one possible theory regarding what triggered the attack, good ole’ Porsha decided to chime in with an impromptu PSA about nonviolence.
“Yeah, but she’s too pretty to be doing that,” Porsha began. “I just feel like women these days, we gotta keep it together. We’re all ladies.”
Ironically, Porsha then went on to tell Solange why she should keep her hands to herself.
“If you have a problem with someone, don’t use your fists. Violence is not the answer!” the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star said while looking into the camera, mocking herself.
The camera then quickly cut to a clip of Porsha attacking Kenya Moore on the set of the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” reunion show. Though most folks got a little chuckle out of Porsha’s little PSA, we doubt Kenya will find it funny.