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Okay, age is really starting to show when I see pictures of Justin Combs as a young man.
Now, we always knew Diddy’s son would be a handsome guy…and if we didn’t know, many of you would shout him out from time to time. But as Justin has been preparing for his sophomore year at UCLA, he’s been having a little fun on his Instagram page.
But not too long ago, Justin showed off the work he and his teammates have been putting in to make them competitive on the football field (he’s a cornerback). We have to say that Justin has really packed on the muscle and is clearly adding to all the reasons why the young ladies love him. Handsome and a nice build? I’d say that’s a “yes, please” for them.
You’ll notice I’m keeping myself out of the equation because as a woman who remembers seeing Justin in music videos as a baby, I’m still in a bit of shock to see him so…grown.
For fans of the UCLA Bruins, hopefully this means he’ll be productive during games.
So what do we think: Is Justin, who is legal, “eye candy” worthy?
We all have a song or two that we just can’t stand. Sometimes the radio plays a jam one time too often. Sometimes the beat isn’t exactly on point. And sometimes, the lyrics are the problem. It may not be the whole song we’re over, but there are choruses and phrases we’re just sick of or that make no amount of sense at all. Check out our list of 10 rap phrases that we don’t want to hear anymore.
“Popped a Molly”
Rap music may need an intervention. Apparently, Molly is the new hot drug in the street. Rappers spit about it so much, white people get on the Internet and Google “who is Molly?” They know Molly as MDMA and they’ve been losing their minds on the designer drug since the late eighties.
Rappers like Juicy J talk about popping a Molly in almost every song. And all I want to know is can we move on and talk about something different? ‘Cause ya’ll sound like a broken record. No? Well get back at us when ya’ll are done getting high.
Someone recently asked me what my “type” is – the type of guy I usually fall for. While I don’t think I have a type per se, I was told I always dated “nerdy” guys. I personally like to refer to them as “academic” – because “nerdy” seems to imply that they’re socially inept, lack muscles, wear cuffed jeans and thick glasses. That is what is defined as “nerdy” by society’s standards – shy, awkward men who love comic books, Star Trek and wizardry.
But don’t let the bow tie, smarts, and self-deprecation fool you.
Those stereotypes have often left the geeks out of the dating game…until now. While some “unenlightened” women shun these men, others realize that geeky guys are the preferred choice among women who overlooked them during our high school and college years. They’ve spent their 20’s and 30’s “regrouping” and growing into their intelligent sexiness and behold: they now have nerd boy swag. So, before you write this person off as not worth dating, let’s consider what geeks bring to a relationship.
“I don’t see it.” That’s exactly what I say each time the following names are brought up in a conversation about hot men in Hollywood. While many women, even followers of this site, swear up and down that these brothas are delicious and could “get it,” I’m always reading their comical comments, scratching my head and thinking, “Wow…really?” I’m a fan of most of these individuals, but you won’t see me throwing my panties at the computer screen for ‘em. But hey, whatever floats your boat, right?
Ever since Beyoncé upgraded this brotha, people have been saying for years that he’s got it going on. Got what going on and in what way you ask? I can’t say 100 percent, but you can probably blame it on June Ambrose who made him re-evaluate his fashion choices, and the business sense he cultivated on his own, which helped him reach an audience outside regular hip-hop fans, invest in NBA teams, push a fashion label, be the head at Def Jam for a while and more. That in turn helped him rake in more and more money, and a lot of women find a man good with money to be attractive. For the most part, he seems to be a pleasant and sweet character, especially when he’s with his lady and baby girl. But all that talk of “Jay is looking good as hell right now!” just because he put a fitted cap on evades me…
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While back out on tour mode, singer/songwriter The-Dream took time out in his show to let people know that since he’s been busy getting married, getting divorced, figuring out expensive divorce settlements, and helping other people make hit singles, he’s noticed a crop of fellas out there who are trying to sound just like him and be just like him.
“I haven’t done a show in close to two years, and ever since then, there’s like four n****s who sound like me now. I’m just being honest. I remember before 2007, nobody knew what to do with this s**t.”
Hmmm, I don’t know who in particular he could be talking to. He could be referencing folks like Trey Songz, Frank Ocean, or even popular Canadian crooner The Weeknd, but either way, I see him throwing shade! I just wish people wouldn’t say things like that, because these days, everybody is influenced by everybody (and let’s keep it real, his first album had so many attempts at the brotha trying to sound like Prince). Check out what he had to say in the video below (it’s at the beginning), and see snippets of him performing jams like “Purple Kisses,” “Walking on the Moon,” and “Shawty is a Ten.” Big laughs around the 4.15 mark when he tries to do some kind of awkward crotch-grab dance that MJ wouldn’t be proud of.
And P.S., check out the old-school Roc-a-Fella chain he has on…what could that be about?
Who do you think he’s talking about?
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After being the poster couple for mismatched love, Jay-Z and Beyoncé finally have it all–they have more money than they can count, they’re at the top of both of their respective music genres, and now they have a new baby–Blue Ivy Carter. While people estimated breakup dates after the two made it clear (without saying) that they were couple, now, they’re sitting on top of the world. They’re not the first couple to have us scratching our heads, but they might be the most successful pairing to stick together. Here are a few other funny looking brothas who nabbed beautiful women at one time or another–even if it didn’t always work out.
(The Root) — Good thing the rapture didn’t actually happen as predicted (shocking, right?), because it would have been a shame for the masses to miss out on the chance to call Sean “Diddy” Combs by his new name: Swag. Yes, Swag.