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Meek Mill and Drake. Amber Rose and Khloe Kardashian. Amber Rose, again, and Kanye West. Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj. Azealia Banks and everyone. Twitter feuds are the fodder of the pop culture world, especially when A-list celebrities are involved. Regardless of whether or not you follow any of these or other celebrities, you no doubt have heard about their social media beef.
But you clearly don’t have to be a celebrity to get into a back-and-forth spat with a total stranger or someone you know on Twitter or other forms of social media. Now, clapping back is one thing, but you don’t have to tumble down the Twitter feud rabbit hole, no matter what foolishness comes your way. This is especially true when you keep these very real-life consequences in mind. Here are but a few reasons you should avoid feuding (or posting inappropriate, offensive content, etc.) on Twitter if you can help it. (And trust us, you can).
Surely by now, you’ve seen the very nasty Twitter war going on between the love quadrilateral: Kanye, Amber Rose, Wiz Khalifa and Kim Kardashian.
In case you missed it, this all started when Kanye announced that he was changing the title of his forthcoming album…again. What once was Swish is now Waves. Wiz Khalifa thought Kanye was too out of touch with the culture to use that name. He said something about smoking on KK, Kanye took it to mean Kim Kardashian and all hell broke loose. Kanye was snapping.
In a very quick summation, Kanye said that Wiz stole his style from Kid Cudi, his music was wack and no one he knew ever listened to one of his albums in its entirety. Then things went from professional to personal.
“4th you let a stripper trap you”
“5th I know you mad every time you look at your child that this girl got you for 18 years.”
“12th You wouldn’t have a child if it wasn’t for me.”
“13th You own waves???? I own your child!!!!”
It got unnecessarily ugly for absolutely no reason.
And while Wiz has since been silent, it was Amber Rose who swooped in to save the day with a tweet that ended all discussion.
— Amber Rose (@DaRealAmberRose) January 27, 2016
Done. Finished. Fin. Finito. Curtains.
Now, don’t get it twisted. I don’t believe a man who likes and enjoys anal play needs to be shamed for his preferences. I don’t believe it makes him gay. A man’s G spot is his prostrate gland. And even if it did make him gay, I would generally argue that an ex shouldn’t be the one to expose that.
But this situation right here, is a little different. In the case of Amber Rose and Kanye West, I’m literally and figuratively applauding her overshare.
Amber provided everything I could have hoped for in this situation because I love vengeance. And while it’s supposed to be the Lord’s, perhaps Amber got tired of waiting.
We all remember Kanye’s “30 showers” comment. Not only was it ironic considering his own wife’s sexual history but it was just completely foul and out of bounds considering Amber was once someone he loved. The man cried about this woman on an entire album only to turn around and act like her past as a stripper made her unworthy of compassion and human decency.
Amber could have ignored the little tiff between her estranged husband and her ex boyfriend. But the comments he made about owning her son, Sebastian were just despicable. They deserved a response and a strong one at that. And while it is a bit sad it took the homophobic culture of Hip Hop to make this diss come across so cleanly, I’m willing to make an exception in this case.
You can not speak ill of people’s children or pretend you have some type of claim over their lives. Because by that logic Ray J or Nick Cannon or Nick Lachey or Damon Thomas or Kris Humphries or Reggie Bush and a slew of other folks own North and Saint West.
They don’t. No one owns anyone.
I’m most proud and excited for Amber because Kanye seems to be under the impression that because he once dated and loved Amber that he can claim ownership over her, a fully grown woman, as if she were an object. I’m glad she let him know that she’s no longer going to remain silent and play victim to his shenanigans. The next time Kanye thinks about telling someone he owns them or their child, he should remember how Amber came for that a** with a cold, hard finger.
We all love to believe that once we reach a certain age, we rise above all of the pettiness but that didn’t seem to be the case last week with Anita Baker and fellow soul singer Cheryl Lynn. Now, it seems that the whole altercation may have been a farce.
The two went back and forth on Twitter after Cheryl said that Miss Baker blocked her on the social networking site.
Well, today, Cheryl Lynne’s manager, Thurlene Johnson reached out to Hello Beautiful, to say that the tweets did not come from a verified account. In fact, Johnson said that Lynn doesn’t even have an account.
“Cheryl Lynn does not have a Twitter or Facebook account. The individual sending the communications is an imposter pretending to be Cheryl Lynn. Twitter has been made aware of this situation several time over the last two years. Careful scrutiny of the tweets reveals it is not a verified account.”
We’re certainly hoping this is true. It did none of us any good to see these ladies behaving like this.
One of the problems with social media is that unless you’re Skyping, too many things are easily interpreted as “shade” or sarcasm. People can’t be honest about anything without the instigation of followers whose whole purpose of going on-line is to be entertained by the squabbling of celebs and no one can make a joke without following it with a bunch of smiley emojis to convey they’re ”just playing”.
Well Azealia Banks wasn’t feeling what Erykah Badu had to say about her music last Thursday as the two traded a few insults after Badu expressed that she “tried” listening to Azealia Banks. According to a a Vibe article, the exchange went a little something like this when a fan (@pradahungry) asks Ms. Badu if she ever listened to Azealia Banks:
“@pradahungry Does @fatbellybella listen to azealia banks? Always wanted to know.”
“@AZEALIABANKS @fatbellybella @pradahungry lol, what’s the shade?”
Azealia apparently didn’t appreciate that Erykah Badu wasn’t giving her work raving reviews and accused the “Window Seat” singer of being jealous:
“@AZEALIABANKS When artists grow old and begin to recognize their own mortality they throw shade at younger spirits”
“@AZEALIABANKS We see it happen ALL the time.”
“@AZEALIABANKS Whether or not you like me… You are WATCHING, and that’s what’s most important.”
Erykah Badu didn’t get what all the fuss was about and cool, calmly and collected checked Azealia:
“@fatbellybella Well s**t I did try. Maybe you’re right.. I’m just to old to get it. You cool tho?”
To which Azealia, clearly still in her feelings, responded:
“@AZEALIABANKS @fatbellybella I’m cool, I was just trying to make sure you were cool….”
“@fatbellybella @bhrisbrown lol you just keep rocking ur head wraps and buying ur musky oils off the table on 125th.”
The last comment was in reference to another fan (@bhrisbrown) who pointed out that Ms. Badu had her location turned on and was reppin “Queens”.
When will folks realize it’s OK for folks to not be a fan of your work and not be jealous or feel threatened by you. Everything is not a personal attack. If you can’t handle Twitter without your ego getting bruised, maybe you need to log out.
Darrin Dewitt Henson has been in this game for a minute. Though I first noticed him as “Lim” in the Soul Food series, his first love has always been dancing. And it was through this form of expression that he branched into the acting world. Recently, we had the chance to chat with Darrin and get caught up on all of his new projects (He’s a busy man.), talk about his favorite artists to choreograph and of course get to the bottom of the beef between him and Columbus Short.
Tell us about your new movie After
In my words After is a very heartfelt, dynamic film about an American family who goes through hardships of life as well as hardships of loss. Really, the movie is about surviving through life and being able to strive forward although we come up against some challenges that may be either physical, mental or spiritual challenges.
What attracted you to the film?
I actually had a friend who died in 9-11. And when I read the script, I felt like it was such a creative way to tell a story. That’s why it was near and dear to me. I thought that this movie was a way to kind of deal with the loss and in a very, very powerful way, to speak to people of color and show that we’re all human and we’re all going to deal with death and hardships in life. This was a way where I could convey it and it spoke for me and allowed to heal at the same time.
What other projects do you have the works.
I have a film coming out called Chocolate City which is like the Black Magic Mike. I also have another film coming out called Bad Apple. I’m also in Carl Weber’s Choir DIrector and I play the choir director. Another film which is a Christmas film, so I have about four or five films coming out next year.
What will distinguish Chocolate City from Magic Mike?
First of all, kudos to Magic Mike. Kudos to Channing Tatum for developing that script that would spawn a movie like Chocolate City. It was interesting when the director called and said that he was interested. I was on the fence. I didn’t really know because I’ve never done anything like that before. But I can tell you that it was such a freeing, kind of energetic, synergistic rush being on that stage doing that and being half naked. It was liberating! It was a fun film to do. We had a great time, I choreographed it as well so that was pretty awesome. My character Magnus– he’s like a conscious stripper. It’s so interesting.
So which was your first love, acting or dancing?
Definitely dancing, absolutely 100 percent. And that’s why I still do it. I love dancing. I love choreography. I love movement and I love the expression of the body. That’s what it is, it’s expressing yourself through your body. And I love that, I love being able to do that.
How does dancing help to convey emotions in acting?
Because dancing is emotional. So what I did was, as a dancer, when I turned to acting, I just used the transference of energy. I took that same energy and applied it to my characters. So I’m able to convey these characters emotionally because dance and the feeling of using your body, affords you the opportunity to do that and I knew that a long time ago. Which is why when I made the transition, I was excited about it. And still am excited about it because I’m literally not even half way through my acting career. I would say I’ve done about a quarter of the work I’m going to do as an actor. I’m still new so it’s exciting.
Who were your favorite artists to choreograph?
Michael Jackson, Prince, N’Sync, Jordan Knight. I had a good time working with Britney Spears, definitely J-Lo. Those were the most fun because they were the most challenging. They had the ability and the stronger someone is, the deeper you have to dig. I thought that it was fun that they challenged me.
Read about the testy Twitter exchange with Columbus Short on the next page.
Lord knows Columbus Short has enough going on in his life to keep him preoccupied for at least a year and a half. But some people search for drama. They can never get enough. And then there’s the universal truth that people yearn to kick others when they’re down.
Darrin Dewitt Henson took to Twitter to bring up some ancient beef from their Stomp The Yard days. And though Short has more than enough on his plate with domestic violence charges and general misbehavior, he still took time to go back and forth with Henson.
Personally, I don’t know why Darrin’s dance grooves even came for Columbus. But I’m sure, after the dragging he received from Columbus and his fans, he most likely regrets it.
It all started when Henson essentially called Short “the bad guy,” referring to all of his legal and personal troubles.
Why you bringing up old stuff Darrin?
Either way, Columbus made sure that he learned…
‘You Definitely Need A Refill As Thirsty As You Are:’ The Friendship Between Elle Varner And K. Michelle Appears To Be A Wrap
While I’ll admit that I’m not necessarily a subscriber to the “no new friends” mantra, I can definitely understand the logic behind it. Last September , we were telling you all about the blossoming friendship between R&B gals K. Michelle and Elle Varner. The two are label mates and appeared to have bonded over their love of music and professional basketball players. However, less than one year later, it appears that their friendship has fallen apart. K recently took to Instagram with a not-so-subtle jab at the “Refill” singer.
“People be smiling in the pictures not knowing they getting dissed in the caption. HA! You definitely need a REFILL as thirsty as you are. Jokes on you and you didn’t even know it!” K wrote over the weekend in an Instagram photo message that was later removed.
“I hope you get attention from that cuz you sure don’t get it from your music,” she captioned the image.
The former “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” star was actually referencing a photo of Meek Mills and Elle, which the Philadelphia rapper shared to his Instagram page and captioned it, “#nocurvezone.”
Elle later reposted the photo. Judging by the caption alone, it would seem like Meek was trying to clown Elle, but as it turns out, he was just referencing one of their previous encounters. As you may recall, a while back Elle tweeted about “curving” Meek by accident.
“I get SO AWKWARD when guys hit on me STILL lmao. I’m so awkward I accidentally curved Meek Mill once lol.”
“She said she curved me I don’t remember…Lol,” Meek responded.
It’s not 100% clear what ended the friendship between Elle and K, but according to Necole Bitchie, the falling-out was fueled by the release of Elle’s song “Cold Case,” which K claimed to help write.
“Watch who you becomes friends with. They will dress up like you. Start yodeling in hooks and everything. Count down till blast off,” K wrote in an Instagram post around the time of the song’s release.
In the words of Royce Reed, “be careful who you call your friends.”
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Bobbi Kristina Goes After Angela Bassett For Biopic Casting Decision: ‘At Least The World Doesn’t Mistake Me For The Wrong Sex’
We seriously doubt that Angela Bassett intended to be shady when she expressed why Bobbi Kristina was not considered by casting directors to star in the biopic about her late mother’s life. But unsurprisingly, the 20-year-old aspiring singer and actress certainly took it that way. In case you missed it, Angela, who’s directing the anticipated bio film, recently shared why producers didn’t really think to have Krissy audition for the film and her primary reason was that she is not a professional actress.
“I did not think about that. I did not think about casting her,” Angela told Entertainment Weekly. “And probably for a number of reasons, you know. One being that she’s not an actress. I know she’s acted here and there. I know she’s been on their family’s reality show, but she’s not an actress and acting is a craft. It’s an attempt to illuminate the complexities of human behavior and life. And this is a very fast-paced schedule; we have just 21 days to tell this story. It’s more than just saying lines and turning the light on. You have to drive the story—there’s a technical aspect.”
As you may recall, when news of the Lifetime biopic first broke, Krissy expressed that she should’ve been cast to play her mother. Angela’s response seemed pretty reasonable and quite understandable. However, to a person aspiring to be an actress, we can also see how her response could have been perceived as a tad bit slighting. Krissy took to Twitter shortly after Angela’s interview went viral and shared a few choice words regarding the comments.
“Ha! Ms. Ang “basket case” has such a damn nerve,” the former reality star tweeted. “My Lord, at the least the world doesn’t mistake me for the wrong sex. She has #XTRAequipment.”
“When I win my first Grammy or Oscar, *Shrugs* hmm whichever comes 1st, I’ll be sure 2 shout UR name out b**ch ! hah Ur Test Results= MALE. Lmao”
Tough girl act aside, it appears that Krissy’s feelings may have been a little hurt by Angela comments. We don’t anticipate that Angela will be responding to her attack anytime soon—or ever for that matter.
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French Montana Responds To Tichina Arnold By Reposting ‘Offensive’ Photo: ‘Don’t Use Me To Plug Your Charity’
Yesterday, we told you all about a random Instagram exchange that occurred between Tichina Arnold and French Montana after she took offense to a photo that French reposted. In case you missed it, the photo showed Tichina on an airplane with a caption that reads:
“I wish Martin could see this right now. He would tear her a** up.”
In a lengthy rebuttal, Tichina slammed French for making fun of her and questioned his relevance to the entertainment world. An excerpt from her post reads:
“Man oh man. Mr. Montana, I’ve perused (read through with thoroughness and care) your #instagram profile description, pictures & posts… but despite my determined effort, I STILL don’t have a CLUE to one very simple question… ‘Who ARE you?’ I mean other than reading that you’ve dated a Kardashian, and you seem to enjoy taking extraneous pictures with LEGITIMATE celebrities, I’m baffled (perplexed, confused) as to WHO you are & WHAT you actually DO?”
She concluded what the Internet has pegged as an “epic read” by inviting the rapper to donate to her lupus foundation (you can check out her full response here). Yesterday, French responded to Tichina by uploading the photo once again and judging by his response, he won’t be sending Tichina a check any time soon.
“I didn’t make this picture I just reposted it like a million other people, don’t use me to plug your charity. I use to be a fan Pam. I was shocked to see this pic I am not disrespecting you stay blessed.”
I imagined that this little Internet feud would end with French cutting a check for Tichina’s charity and it would all be water under the bridge by next week. Obviously, I was wrong.
Do you think French should have just apologized and kept it moving? Was Tichina wrong for singling him out?
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Last week we told you that actress Tamala Jones called out RHoA star Porsha Williams over rumors that Porsha is engaged in a hot and heavy romance with Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, son of Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, President of Equatorial Guinea. Though Porsha quickly came forward to clear up the rumors, she must not have come forward quickly enough. In no time, Tamala released a statement calling her out.
“Miss Porsha Williams … Now you know you should shame the devil & tell the truth! U grew up in the church & lying was never [ok] … You may have a man, but the one you’re claiming belongs to me! Check your pr or your head but don’t step on my toes,” Tamala tweeted.
After receiving a hail storm of criticism for not only dating a dictator’s son, but stooping to fighting with a woman on social media over a man, Tamala addressed why she found it necessary to call the newly divorced reality star out.
“I came at Porsha to prove she lying,” Tamala told an Instagram follower who came to her defense. “They don’t need anymore heat on how the country’s money is spent, especially when someone is lying about it I wrote to you because you stood up for me & thank you for that. God bless you.”
The “Castle” actress also defended her relationship with Mangue and Equatorial Guinea.
“I don’t care about money…I care about people. Who I date is irrelevant, what I do is. Equatorial Guinea has had a bad rep 4 too long .. I spend time there donating to the 1st ladies school 4 children .. I’m also planning to build a women’s & children health center .. Nobody ever shows the positive .. This country is beautiful & the people are not starving, their public housing is better than some people’s homes in the US .. I wish people would go see things for themselves instead of reading bs!!”
Interestingly, after remaining silent regarding Tamala’s attempt to call her out, Porsha finally responded.
” @TamalaJones TMZ came up with the story take it up with them and your man. You seem cool stop embarassing yourself #notinterestedinhim.”
“@TamalaJones Please stop tweeting me. DM me so I can teach you how to release an official statement to claim your man. #childish.”
Tamala’s publicist Mo Greene then responded to Porsha.
“@Porsha4real Hello Porsha, this is @tamalajones Publicist. Your Latest comment was very unnecessary. My client has not mentioned you in any negative regard. Please refrain from any publicity antics you are trying to pull. My client is a very well-known and respected actress and wishes not to be pull into any media or television drama. TY have a great Day.”