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I mean, what can you say about Dick Gregory?
He is an activist. He is a prolific comedian. And he has given one of the best #StayWoke interviews I have ever heard on radio.
It all went down yesterday on Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club where Gregory was there to…well, I’ll let Charlamagne tell it:
“Now let’s be clear about a few things: the OG Dick Gregory is 82 years old. He is like the OG great-grandfather, who don’t want to hear nothing you talking about. You don’t really interview Dick Gregory, you just sit back and let Dick Gregory talk. Now, we sat down with Dick Gregory for how long? About two hours. I mean, but it is Dick Gregory. You just don’t walk away from Dick Gregory when Dick Gregory is talking. Of course, we can’t play the entire two hours. I don’t know exactly what we’re playing…”
But for the sake of all of the folks on cheap mobile plans and with little battery life left, I have compiled a list of some of Gregory’s best scientificals, also known as his thoughts about life and his conspiracy theories, from the interview.
See these gems before the HOTEP turns them into a meme of Morpheus shaming women…
Dick Gregory’s message to Black people: “Run. I never thought I would see the day when I would pray to God that if I am born over again, I want to be a White man. And I’m super Black. Think about it: All the stuff that has happened to us and when we finally get a Black president, they get a behaved Negro. He don’t raise his voice, he has never called them a honky. Can you imagine how lucky they are?” If Gregory were president, the first thing he would do is dig up the presidential rose garden and plant a watermelon patch instead. Oh, and there would be no more steak dinners, but rather, watermelon lunches. How come Al Sharpton — the most powerful man in Black America — didn’t get invited to meet the Pope? Gregory on Beyoncé’s “cousin’s” lauded booty: “The Catholic Church did not make up the word ‘booty.’ The word ‘booty’ came from pirates. The loot that they take is called ‘the booty.’ Let’s go get some booty. The Black man is the only one who calls his woman ‘The booty.’ Because we are pirates and she ain’t never been free. We the only man in the world that refers to our women, ‘She’s a strong sister.’ But call our car beautiful…” He says 1.5 million Black men are missing and being sold illegally for spare parts on the black market. The reason: They are 10,000 times more valuable than women, which is why women don’t get shot in drive-by shootings. Either that or those missing Black men are on another planet. Alex Haley did not write Roots or The Autobiography of Malcolm X. Some White boy did. Google it.
It takes 32 White boys to equal one Black man.
Gregory wants to know, where do those with albinism go after high school? They’re not in the army, or the navy. They are not in jail or on airplanes either. Heck, there are no funerals held for them. Where exactly do they go? And speaking of things we’ve never seen before, Gregory has never seen a baby pigeon. And now that I think more about it, neither have I… The term “honky” comes from the sound cars driven by White boys used to make outside of whorehouses. Breast milk is poison. Something about women’s body’s allegedly being dirty, and something-something… Bill Cosby was, in fact, going to buy NBC. It’s not a fact, though. Dick Gregory does not deal with facts. Facts are for White people. Gregory does not talk while f**king. A hurricane is the spirit of all the Black women angry about slavery. Howard University was named after a thug punk White boy and Spelman University is named after Laura Spelman Rockefeller. Just in case that ever comes up on Jeopardy…
“THERE’S SOMETHING IN THE GROUND!!!”
Dr. Ben Carson ain’t no damn brain surgeon. He wasn’t even in the room at the time. Michael Jackson was killed at 2 o’clock in the morning with a laser by the CIA. All you have to do is Google it… Ain’t no solutions. Gregory on beauty: “When people say, ain’t no ugly children. Show me an ugly adult and we can trace that back to the crib.” Gregory is not here for a snotty nose punk known as Cedric the Entertainer. The patent number for the cure for AIDS and HIV is 464773. Keep that in your medicine cabinet next the ‘tussin.
And according to Playbill, John Legend is co-producing a theater production based on the life of Gregory. If you don’t believe me, Google it!
After all these years, everyone still has love for rap duo Kid ‘n Play. So we were delighted to see that the two recently stopped by The Breakfast Club. And as is tradition with their interviews, some juicy facts came to the forefront. Like why Play turned to God after all the success, why their marriages ended and so much more. In honor of Throwback Thursday, check out the most interesting moments.
1. The High-Top Fade Almost Got Kid Sued
We all know Kid’s high-top fade was his signature, his trademark. It was such a part of his persona that even when he was ready to get rid of it in 1991 for the movie Class Act, Warner Bros. threatened to sue him. Play wasn’t too fond of the idea either but he wanted to support his friend. Kid and Warner Bros ended up reaching a compromise and he wore a high-top for half of the movie and then dreadlocks for the rest.
2. They wanted Will and Jeff from House Party.
Kid ’n Play were not the first choice for House Party. In fact, Warner Brothers, which is the parent company for New Line Cinema, wanted the Fresh Prince and DJ Jazzy Jeff. Kid ‘n Play were sure, after the meeting with executives, that they had done so terribly during their audition that there was no way they would be offered the roles. But a few things fell in line for them. One, Warner Bros. just so happened to be suing the rap duo for the sample they featured on “Nightmare on My Street.” Needless to say, Will and Jeff were wary. Thankfully, after Kid ’n Play left the offices, fans were outside to greet them and executives realized that a movie that any movie that starred them would be a hit.
3. Kid made $30,000 for the first House Party
While House Party was such a hit, it’s wasn’t all that lucrative for the duo, initially. Thankfully, later, with all of the sequels, they were able to make up for it.
4. Play the designer
Play, Chris Martin, was a multi-talented dude. After his rap and acting career cooled a bit, he went on to design clothing for several artists and cultural figures. He was responsible for Salt ’n Pepa’s leather jackets. He designed for Michael Jordan and even provided clothing for the first six of Martin Lawrence’s appearances on Def Comedy Jam.
5. Play the menace.
Growing up, Play was a bit of a troublemaker. So much so that he got kicked out of 5 schools before he ended up getting his GED. As a result their respective roles in Class Act, are pretty similar to their personas throughout high school. Play said that he would hang out at Kid’s house he would be astounded to know that when he watched Jeopardy he actually knew the answers. He said that if he could harness Kid’s smarts with his street cred, he could really go somewhere. And Kid was such a nerd that he thought if Play gave him a bit of his street cred, he might be able to lose his virginity.
We all know her from Coming to America but Shari Headley was also wife to Play. The two had a child together in their two-year marriage. When asked why it didn’t work out, Martin said, “I didn’t know who I was. I married her as Play. You do as you think you are as an entertainer.”
7. But he turned his life around.
Charlemagne asked Play why he ran to God so quickly. He said he realized that after getting everything he wanted, he still wasn’t happy. And he knew he needed something else. Today, when it comes to projects, he says “I’m not going to do it unless Jesus is with you.
8. Kid also got divorced.
Kid’s marriage lasted around the two-year mark as well and he got divorced in 2007. Unlike Play, he said his problem was that he waited too long before tying the knot. He married for the first time at 40-years-old and said that by that time, he didn’t know how to live with someone else.
9. Kid the music man
While Play went on to fashion, Kid stuck to the music. And is surprisingly, behind some pretty big songs. He did the theme for Bill Maher’s show. He contributed vocals for Salt ’n Pepa’s “Let’s Talk About Sex” and most famously, he created the theme song for “Martin.” He said the royalty checks from that have been amazing thanks to syndication; but at the time of creation, it was mainly about making a good song for a friend. And as a fun fact, Kid was also the one who came up with the song title “Forever Sheneneh.”
You can watch the full Breakfast Club interview in the video below.
In middle school and in my earlier years of high school, I played volleyball. And for volleyball we had summer training. And since I hadn’t gotten my license yet, my friend’s older brother would pick us up from our house and take us to volleyball practice at my high school, which, in hindsight, was completely unnecessary since we literally lived across the street from my high school.
But, truth be told, both of us had a thing for each other, so it worked. Every time he’d pick me and my sister up, he’d be bumping something. I remember I was in his car this first time I heard 702’s “I Still Love You.” Usually, he played some jams on our two minute ride from my driveway to the gym. But one day, we got in the car and as soon as he pulled out of my housing edition, he started blasting Three 6 Mafia’s “A$$ and Titties.”
For those who are unfamiliar, the lyrics are far worse than the title. It goes, “A$$ and titties, A$$ and titties, A$$ and titties and big booty b*tches.” Later, one of the group’s members talks about how he’s just got to get his dick sucked. Real classy stuff.
It was pretty awkward. Not only was he the only boy in the car, his sister was riding shotgun. That was a song for a solo ride or for him and his boys riding around. But y’all know high school boys can be a little oblivious. So it was his sister who had to tell him to turn that off. Suddenly, it was as if the words and their meaning started seeping into his head. “Oh! Yeah.” And he switched to something else.
I would end up in his car as I got older and that never happened again. But that moment stayed with me.
I was reminded of it again when I listened to Toya Wright’s interview on The Breakfast Club. Toya told the crew that she’s all about respect. And she doesn’t allow the men she’s dating or the boys her daughter is dating to play derogatory music around them. Charlemagne was quick to remind her that Lil Wayne was her ex husband and father to her child. But she said, it doesn’t matter. And Wayne knows better than to bring that around her.
It was pretty interesting. I guess because the assumption is that if you get with a rapper, you automatically approve of his content. But for Toya, not only is that not the case, she doesn’t even want to hear it being played around her. Interesting indeed.
Her interview made me wonder what our readers thought about this topic. There’s no shortage of music that degrades and derides women. It’s everywhere, especially in Hip Hop. And seeing that Hip Hop is a Black art form, it’s supported heavily by Black people, men and women alike. We’re not going to even pretend that many of us haven’t, at one point or another, listened and enjoyed songs that didn’t exactly uplift us. “Loyal” was a huge hit. Still, some of us have made a conscious decision not to engage in that type of listening. But if our dates, boyfriends, or husbands haven’t, how do you want him to juggle his musical tastes with your need to be respected?
It’s not every day that Erykah Badu sits down for an interview. So we were happy to learn that she recently spoke with “The Breakfast Club” crew. And we all know celebrities often end up keeping it very real with those three. Plus, Badu is not really known for being fraudulent. Anyway, during her sit down she spoke about everything from her son Seven to her clash with Azealia Banks. But what I found most interesting was that she cleared the record and told her side of the story when it came to her breakup with rapper Common. Check out a few highlights from the interview below and watch the full video on the next page.
Clash with Azealia Banks
I think sometimes, if we’re not careful, we can let people instigate us into some kind of weird situation. It’s the people around who are repeating it, retweeting and retweeting. I didn’t even know she was going to read it…That’s the way it is. I was just saying some sh*t really. Now I got some hardcore a$$ b*tch after me. I’m peeping around corners everywhere I go.
On her son Seven
Yeah, he turned 18 on November 18th.
Yee: How protective are you because he worked on your album and he worked with Gwen Stefani but are you really protective of him as your son in this industry?
Not really, no. He’s not really into that kind of thing. He’s a nerd. He’s into studies and computers and things. He’s talented by default and he has exquisite taste.
Envy: But look who his mommy and daddy is. He had to be talented.
He’s an improvement on a design though. He’s next level.
Envy: Was that a true, ‘I’m just going to try this one night, we taping’ or was it a studio…
In rehearsal, a lot of times, we just play around and do stuff. But I didn’t know it was going to turn into “Tyrone.” So the background vocals were prepared because they kind of know the joke. But it just kind of turned into a song. It was totally freestyle.
Yee: You ruined everybody named Tyrone after that.
Erykah: *Chuckles* I know.
Breakup with Common
Yee: He said you called him and said, ‘I don’t want to be with you anymore.’
That’s not true. You know I never got a chance to say anything. I tried to breakup with him so many times. That was the last time.
Envy: It’s hard to break up with a light skinned person, man.
It’s hard. They don’t get it. They don’t understand. They keep coming.
Yee: That is true. You try to break up with some guys and they act like it never happened.
That’s right. He didn’t believe it.
Charlemagne: How many times did you try to break up with him?
Ok, I’m exaggerating a little bit. It was just kind of like, we were growing apart. We hadn’t seen each other in a little while. I told him that I needed space.
Yee: So you tried to do the fade out?
I tried to do the fade out. But I ended up putting myself in a trick bag. But you know, me and Common are still very close too. He’s really sweet. He’s the most compassionate human being I’ve ever met, I think. Very kind…hearted. But it’s all about chemistry, you gotta have chemistry.
Charlemagne: How do you know when it’s up, when the chemistry’s done?
If the chemistry was never there, it was just never there. But you know there’s a process that you take to get to know people. You know, you date people. There’s certain things that are awesome and certain things that really don’t mesh with you. In Common’s case, he’s just awesome all the way around, just the chemistry’s a little different.
Charlemagne: Did he ever be like, ‘What am I supposed to do with all these clothes I bought?’
We all have a group of friends we love to hang out and share our lives with. Whether it’s the friend you go to for advice or the friend who will turn up with you anywhere at any time, Black women build long-lasting friendships and cherish the memories we create with our BFFs. And from time to time, you come to admire women who, if you were very lucky, could be a great addition to your circle of friends. Here are some notable and admirable Black women I would definitely want to call a friend.
“The Unfu*kwitable Friend”
Some of our friends can’t be touched. No matter the obstacle, they are prepared. That’s totally Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby. Most of us got to know her during her televised announcement of her decision to indict the six officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray. She tactfully read the charges and compassionately addressed the youth of Baltimore with a word of hope and promise that she was working hard on their behalf to seek justice. After the press conference, she was criticized, and naysayers wanted her taken off the case, but the detractors couldn’t have their way. Don’t mess with her!
“I Didn’t Leave My Family To Be With Kylie”: Tyga Finally Explains Himself, And His Relationship With Kylie Jenner
People have been giving Tyga the perpetual side-eye since he first started stepping out side-by-side with Kylie Jenner. But after Amber Rose basically said what everyone was thinking about their situationship on The Breakfast Club over the weekend, I guess the rapper, 25, finally felt like it was time to speak up and let people know what’s really going on between him and 17-year-old Jenner. He sat down with The Breakfast Club this morning to clear the air about that. He also talked about his issues with Drake, and their recent squabble after Drizzy dissed him on a new song, and Tyga responded by calling him a b***h on Twitter. Grab your honey, because here’s the tea:
On Amber Rose Saying “He Should Be Ashamed” For Leaving Blac Chyna For Kylie
I’m not dating Kylie. I just want to get that out the way. I want to be clear to everybody that I didn’t leave my family to be with Kylie. That’s ridiculous. I feel like, me and [Blac] Chyna, we broke up almost close to a year now because of the decision we made, and things in our relationship that wasn’t going right, so we decided to split to raise an emotionally stable kid. That’s what we did and now we have a great relationship. I just want to be clear about that. I didn’t leave nobody to be with anybody. It just wasn’t working. Sometimes you feel like, when you have a kid, and that early, you don’t want to raise an emotionally unstable kid. They pick up on everything. Now we have a great relationship. He spends as much time as can with his mom. He spends as much time as he can with me. It’s cool now, it ain’t no pressure.
If Blac Chyna Is Upset About His “Friendship” With Kylie Jenner
Yeah, it’s because what people make it seem and TMZ. You gotta think, TMZ didn’t really care about me until they figured out that I live next door to Kim and Kanye and all that stuff. But I been friends with them before I even met Chyna. I was friends with Scott [Disick] and her family for years, so me hanging out with them, it wasn’t nothing new. But now people just want to make a story out of it because, okay, we figured out who Tyga is and we see who he’s affiliated with…It’s crazy. The sh*t that they make up is the craziest thing I’ve ever heard of. People is crazy, bro. I’ve been knowing her and her family for a long time. In black culture, it’s different. If you hang around someone, you’re smashing them. But like, white people, white culture, it’s different. They really are friends. “Yo, this my friend.” It’s genuine. It’s different. And how we think is a little different with our mentality. For me though, if I’m friends with her and I’m friends with her sister, they hos, or we smashing them. We’re really friends. I respect her mom and I know her whole family.
Why He Hasn’t Tried To Sue TMZ If They’re Lying About Him And Kylie
When you decide you want to get on that screen, that’s what you deal with. People can turn it on and off. We live in the TV, you guys live on the radio. People can turn that on and off and go on with their regular life. You know what I’m saying? So they really don’t care what goes on in our life. They’re going to watch this and then they’re going to watch Big Sean, they’re going to see Wiz, they’re going to see Chris [Brown]. They don’t really care. It’s just entertainment. But once you vow to do that and be an entertainer, that’s what you deal with.
On Dressing Up As Chucky And The Bride Of Chucky With Kylie For Halloween
I thought it was cool. We were going to J. Lo’s Halloween party, so I don’t want to be the only muthaf**ka there without a costume. But what does that mean? It’s not like I’m holding hands with her or kissing her. I’m not doing anything disrespectful. I’m raising my son. I see my son every day. He’s with me every day if he’s not with Chyna or if we’re not spending time together.
If He Would Be Mad If Chyna Had A New Man And She Had Him Taking Pics With Their Son, King
Kylie doesn’t do that. There was a picture with King, but that was a year and a half ago. Chyna was at the house when she came over and visited King. [Chyna] wouldn’t do that. She wouldn’t let nobody take a picture with my son, and I wouldn’t put him in that situation. But if she was dating somebody else, it’s on her to dictate her life. Just as it’s on me to dictate my life. If I decide in the future that I want to be with Kylie, or if I decide in the future that I want to be with her again or be with somebody else, I’m going to dictate my life.
His Thoughts On Kylie
The thing about her, she’s just a good person. You ever meet somebody and you feel like their energy is just good? It’s not negative. We’re not talking about what’s on MediaTakeOut today and what’s negative and stuff. She’s just a good person who comes from a good upbringing. I’ve never met someone like that, her and her family, and how they deal with the bullsh*t they deal with.
If Kylie’s Family Had An Issue With Their Alleged Friendship
I’m pretty sure it was weird to see us hanging out, but it wasn’t weird to nobody in her family really. I always come to the crib, even if I was with Chyna or King. King, he’ll play with North. The nannies will link up and they’ll go to the park together. It was never a weird situation when I was hanging out with Kylie. When they found out that I wasn’t with Chyna, they were like, ‘What happened?’ I linked Chyna and Kim together. I introduced them. It’s not like they were best friends and she betrayed her. It was nothing like that.
On Calling Drake A B***h On Twitter And Then Deleting It After Drake Dissed Him
Sometimes you have a lightskin moment. First of all, we live in the same…He knows exactly where my house is. I know exactly where his house is. In Calabasas. We live next to each other. My thing is, if it’s real it’s real. If it’s not, it’s not. I just don’t f**k with him as a person because of the experiences that I’ve had with him personally. I’m not going against who he is as a person in the public or his music or anything like that, like I said his music is great. It’s undeniable.
It’s not really a beef it’s just personal experiences that I’ve had with him, phone calls and just stuff like that. I feel like he’s a nice guy on the outside but he’s not genuine. He plays people left and right. That’s just my opinion and I’m entitled to have my own opinion. At the end of the day, when I did that [VIBE] interview, I said exactly how I felt at that moment.
Interesting enough, right after the interview, Charlamagne still picked Tyga to be his “Donkey of the Day.” I guess it’s safe to say that people don’t necessarily believe that Jenner is in the friend zone. How about you?
“I Waited For Him” Amber Rose On Wanting Wiz To Grow Up, Why He Called Her A ‘Foul Creature’ And Her New Boo
After Wiz talked his ish all on Twitter, Amber Rose, who actually has a couple of things to promote, has made recent appearances on Hot 97 and most recently The Breakfast Club. And in the latter, she opened up about everything from waiting on Wiz to grow up and come home, even after she filed for divorce, to James Harden, the NBA baller she’s currently dating and even why Wiz was going off on her via Twitter.
See what she had to say.
Wanting to work it out
Of course. He was the love of my life. It wasn’t over for me for a long time. I cried it out. I cried a lot, like all day, everyday. I cried and cried and wanted him to come home. He’s young and has a lot of life to live and now that I’m done crying, all the girls don’t bother me anymore.
I’ll never say never because he’s the father of my child and he’s still technically my husband. And I’ll always love him. But right now, I’m not with that sh*t…It’s like ‘Dude, that’s not you.’ That’s not the man that I know. But apparently that’s who he is now and I don’t want to be a part of that.
Why she filed for divorce
Amber: When something irrational happens to you, you then act irrationally and that’s why I filed for divorce so quickly. He was just changing. You all know, Wiz isn’t a bad guy…great spirit, that’s why I married him.
Charlemagne: Wiz is a young rapper, he’s allowed at least three hall passes…
Amber: What if he…
DJ Envy: …used them up.
Yee: Do you think you changed at all in the marriage?
Amber: For sure. I became a mother. I’m not at the club every night downing shots. My priorities definitely did change.
Why Wiz called her a ‘foul creature’
Amber: Because he was mad. He was mad that I cut Sebastian’s hair. My son has a lot of hair and he’s a strong little boy. So I always try to deep condition his hair in the back when he lays on it. And he’s not having it. And by him sleeping on it was starting to get matted in one spot. And I couldn’t get it out. He wouldn’t let me brush it or comb it or nothing. I was like this boy needs a haircut. Cam obviously wanted his hair to be long but the boy needed a haircut. I’m not going to walk around with my son having a dread in the back of his head.
Envy: That’s the problem. You got to talk to him before you take your son to the barbershop.
Amber: I did!
Envy: But you did it anyway.
Amber: But my son was in pain though. He was going ‘Mommy, mommy.’ He was pulling it, it was hurting him. That’s my baby. I’m not going to see my son in pain.
Which explains this tweet:
Amber: You know you get petty when you’re still in love with someone.
Her friendship with Blac Chyna
Amber: I ran into her at the mall in L.A. I was a little nervous about being friends with her because she was friends with with Kim.
Charlemagne: So you don’t rock with Kim?
Angela Yee: Duh! She was sending naked pictures to Kanye and she asked her to stop, when they were dating, and she didn’t stop.
Amber: That was years ago, I think we’re all off that now.
Charlemagne: Don’t nobody care about naked pictures of Kim. Everybody got those.
Amber: I was nervous at first with Chyna but when we started talking…she’s just an amazing girl. The thing I love about Chyna, to this day, is that as many times as she hung out with Kim, she never came to me and told me anything bad about Kim. So I feel like she wouldn’t do that to me. Her and Kim’s relationship didn’t work out.
Yee: Because of Tyga I’m sure.
Amber: She’s always said that Kim was a very nice girl. It really doesn’t have to do anything with Kim. It’s just a very awkward situation.
Amber: I have a valentine this year.
Yee: Is it James Harden?
Amber: Me and James have a very special friendship, for sure.
Charlemagne: You put your pussy on James’ side burns.
Amber: Not yet. I didn’t get the D yet. I’m not going to lie. But Valentine’s day is tomorrow. If he acts right…
Charlemagne: Wiz going to roll up a blunt thiissss big….
Amber: I met him in Vegas a month ago and we just had a conversation…when I met him we just developed a really nice friendship.
Back to Wiz
Amber: I waited at home for him for a long time. I waited, and I waited and I waited.
Envy: So you would have forgave him?
Amber: Yeah. I did. I already have.
Envy: You have a tattoo of Wiz on your arm. Are you going to cover it?
Amber: I’m not in a rush. My son sees that on my arm and he’s like ‘Daddy.’ It’s not really a big deal for me.
Charlemagne: I got a feeling that you’re waiting for Wiz to grow up.
Amber: I want to! Ideally, I would want him to come home and we could start over. But now, I’m kind of at the point where…you know, I waited for him. I did. Even after I filed and everything, I still waited for him to come home. He just didn’t. He never came home. And there comes a point where I can’t be lonely every night. I can’t sit around and wait for him to grow up. I just can’t. I have to move on.
Yee: Does he ever flip flop though and send you text messages like ‘we need to start all over’?
Amber: He has but he still ain’t never come home. And that’s something that I had to deal with. Like I said, I cried a lot. My heart was broken. Thank God I had Chyna with me every single day and my assistant and my mom to talk me through it. I just listened to a lot of Alanis Morisette. A lot of Trina. God bless you Trina.
Charlemagne: If y’all do get back together, it’s going to be hard if you stack up a higher body count.
Amber: Didn’t I just tell you I waited for my husband? I’d been waiting for him. He didn’t come home. So now, if I have a Valentine that’s a really nice guy, that treats me nice, if I want to get the D, Ima get the D. Trust me. That’s it.
Envy: Get that D!
Tyga and Kylie
Amber: She’s a baby. She needs to go to bed. It’s 7’o clock. And relax. Nah, I’m over that. That’s ridiculous. He should be ashamed of himself. That’s how I feel for sure.
Yee: What happens if you run into them in LA?
Amber: I ain’t speaking to them. At all. He has a beautiful woman and a baby and left that for a sixteen year old that just turned seventeen. Nah.
But guess what, that’s up to her and her mother…
Listen, I really don’t hate those girls but I just don’t respect them.
Charlemagne: Why don’t you respect them because a lot of people would say some of the things you guys do are similar?
Amber: It’s really not though. Because if I want to have my titties out on the beach, that’s exactly what I’m going to do. I’m not going to have my titties and be like ‘Oh my God I can’t believe they caught me…’ It’s just fake to me. She’s such a beautiful girl and she has the potential to be really dope but, to me, she’s not. It has nothing to do with Kanye.
Charlemagne: Do you think she and Kanye are a good match?
Amber: They are a match made in heaven for sure.
Charlemagne: I heard that you broke up with him.
Amber: I definitely left Kanye for sure.
Even though I grabbed all the juiciest parts for y’all, I strongly suggest listening to the whole segment. In it she talks about how she keeps her face looking right. Her new book, How To Be A Bad Bitch, where she discusses all the mistakes she’s made in her life and career and more.
I’ve always said I love listening to Charlemagne on “The Breakfast Club” but I would be scared to actually meet him. On the one hand it’s refreshing to listen to someone who is so honest in expressing his thoughts on music and pop culture. Charlemagne has said that Wendy Williams taught him he could either be for the people or for the industry. He chose the former and it shows.
But I would be scared to meet and have a conversation with him because Charlemagne frequently makes disparaging and disrespectful remarks to and about women. He gawks at women when they sit next to him, commenting on their bodies. He crudely and openly talks about sexual practices, even women’s vaginas, while said women are visibly uncomfortable with the conversation or attempt to change the subject. Long story short, he’s consistently disrespectful and rude.
Most of the time, no one calls him on it. People, men and women alike, (because he talks to men about vagina too), have either smiled nervously, remained silent or attempted to change the subject.
But that’s not what happened today. When Master P sat down with “The Breakfast Club” this morning, things took a left turn when Charlemagne tried to insult a Mercedes, a female rapper signed, at one time or another, to No Limit, Master P’s record company.
Here’s how it went down.
Charlemagne: I always wondered, how did you set up promotion for your projects? Because it was a time that No Limit was dropping project every week. It was a No Limit product in stores every week. Except for Mercedes, we never saw that. And I always wanted to see that because she had a fat ass pussy.
Master P: See there bruh, hold up… Don’t talk about Mercedes like that.
Charlemagne: Oh, my bad. I didn’t know. Is she family or something?
Master P: She ain’t family; but still though, with all my people man, you know how I am. But we good, man. You know what I’m saying…you know how we get down.
Charlemagne: But how were you setting it up, promotion wise?
Master P: Naw, let’s go back to this dog. Let’s respect. Because I’m not going to talk about your sister, your mom or nothing. That’s the first thing. I know you do your radio thing and I respect that; but at the same time, Mercedes is a…she a female.
Charlemagne: You right. My bad. But she did look good on that cover though.
Master P: She did look good. That’s your opinion…
An upcoming rapper walks into the room and Master P gets distracted. Then DJ Envy tries to get Master P to answer the original question. Master P obliges and then gets back to the issue of respect.
Master P: But like I said man, it’s about respect, Charlemagne. You know me and you go back.
Master P: When we talk about women– I don’t care I ain’t gon’ disrespect no hookers or nothing. Cuz I don’t do that, I’m a man. And I don’t want nobody to disrespect no people that I know. You know what I’m saying.
Aaaahhh what a breath of fresh air! With the exception of the word female…this was so perfect. I absolutely love the fact that Master P lets him know that it’s not about Mercedes being related to him, the fact that he knows her means he won’t let anyone disrespect her. And then the response got even better when P said, in fact, he wouldn’t speak about any woman in that way, regardless of what society may say about her worth or moral standards. Standards starts with self and the fact that he is a man, he won’t allow himself to disrespect women. There is only one word that can detail my reaction to this portion of the interview: YAaaaaaassssssss!
And since I grew up in and still go to church, I feel this Holy Ghost dance gif is appropriate.
Women have been degraded and disrespected for far too long in the confines of Hip Hop. But if we’re being completely honest, it’s not just Hip Hop. The medium, as it’s been known to be, is a reflection of the world in which we live, good and bad. It’s society’s fault for making us believe that women are somehow inferior and therefore worthy of this type of treatment and discussion. And if I can take it a step further, it’s not just men who disrespect women. You need work at MadameNoire for only a week to see women calling other women all the types of hoes, bitches and thots in our comment sections.
Misogyny is real and so deep, women have become the torchbearers of it.
I appreciate Master P and his response so much because it shows us how to stand up for the rights of women. (Note, that Master P was very respectful and direct in his approach.) We don’t have to smile politely or laugh it off. And it also shows that all women, no matter what they may do for a living or if they defy your personal, moral code, should be and deserve to be respected as human beings.
You can watch the full interview on the next page.
Looks like the battle between Jason Derulo and Jordin Sparks is far from finished. This week when Jordin had a sit down interview with Angela Yee and then The entire Breakfast Club, she spilled a bit more tea about her breakup with Derulo. Even explaining that when they were done with each other, he wouldn’t even come retrieve the car that he’d given her. And since he was being petty or irresponsible, she drove the car back to the dealership and left it in the lot…because, according to her, it was leased anyway.
Well, honey after his own extensive media tour, discussing the breakup, we should have known that Derulo wasn’t going to take that lying down. And since it’s Jordin’s turn now, the singer took to Instagram to “prove” that Jordin was lying about him leasing the car he gave to her.
He posted a bill of sale on his Instagram page with the following caption.
Notice how he made sure to @ mention Jordin and all the members of The Breakfast Club. Lol Petty Patty.
As some of you may know, only a title can undoubtedly prove ownership. So this may still be irrelevant. And many people flocked to his page to say so and suggest that’s what he post. They also let him know that he’s lame for trying to drag Jordin this way.
So what does Jordin think about all of this?
She’s basically unbothered. Right around the same time Jason posted this little piece of unvalidated evidence, she posted a series of crying laughing emojis and then liked The Shade Room’s repost of Derulo’s photo.
Are you surprised to see these two going at it like that, especially when Jordin tried to take the high road in the beginning?
Just when you thought B.O.B.’s Eggplant Friday was for your viewing pleasure alone, Sevyn Streeter came through with an Instagram post that seemed to shut all of that down. In case you missed it, or completely forgot–the hashtags told it all.
“#MCM @bobatl I found you, crowned you, turned you on…..So you know, I got what you want…. Let’s be undeniable….Here’s to 2015 Bobby #ThrowDisBack #EggplantEeeerrday #BandzAmakeMeDance #DontKillTheFun #DKTF”
That seems pretty clear right? But in case you thought she was referencing a new collaboration instead of an actual relationship, her friend Angela Yee, who just so happens to work for “The Breakfast Club” called her up this morning to get the tea.
Yee: Is that your man?
“You know what you Yee, listen here. I just decided–brought 2015 in– and just like not care. I just want to live my life. We’re taking it a day at a time.
Yee: Is that eggplant real? Cuz I see –he does a lot of penis print pictures on Instagram.
“He does put up a lot of…he only put up one though.”
Charlemagne: Tell him he got to cut that out now that he’s in a committed relationship. Now he’s being a thot.
“He is not being a thot. Leave him alone.”
Yee: So how long have y’all been dating?
“I don’t like to get into all of that.”
Envy: *sings* Sevyn likes eggplaaaant.
“I’m not the only one who likes eggplant. Eggplant is nice.”
Yee: You know these chicks are going to be coming for you now?
“Listen hère, I don”t care. I’m just having a good time. I’m living my life. I’m just trying not to kill the fun. That’s my whole vibe this year. I just want to have a good time and we have a good time together. We’re taking it a day at a time and we enjoy each other.”
Yee: Are you in love?
“Umm…I just think that we’re taking it a day at a time and I care about him very much.”
Charlemagne: There’s a lesson to be learned in this and the lesson is those penis prints that we post on Instagram clearly work because Sevyn fell for the thirst trap.
(Editor’s Note: Perhaps Charlemagne…but a word to the wise fellas- the optimal word is print. We don’t need any more raw meat on the gram.)
And then Angela Yee, seeming like a real true friend, hit the nail on the head when she said, “Now I’m going to need him to post some confirmation. That’s how you know it’s real when people post confirmation on Instagram.