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Last night Pharrell’s new album “Girl” streamed on iTunes radio, much to fans’ delight. By morning, though, any excitement for the producer’s new project was dimmed by concerns over his album cover and its lack of color — and by color we mean Black women. No matter how you feel about this particular situation, Pharrell is far from the first Black man to be called out on this issue. Check out this list of artists who offended plenty of fans by not featuring black women in their videos.
It’s always something with TGT. Despite, being nominated for a Grammy for their Three Kings album, there always seems to be something or someone–looking at you Ginuwine– falling through the cracks.
Yesterday, TGT was supposed to perform on the Arsenio Hall Show. But they never made it and left Arsenio scrambling to fill the time he had allotted for them. The group had been invited back after they went over so well with the crowd on Wednesday night. Man. We don’t have to tell you this is unprofessional as an artist and just inconsiderate as a person.
Tyrese felt terribly about it and he issued an apology on Twitter.
TGT is not on the show tonight and it’s completely on someone in our camp who f**ked it up. It’s expected of A-Hall to publicly speak on it!
— Vision Implementer (@Tyrese) February 20, 2014
I’ve been sick to my stomach all day cause it was ME who asked him to let us come back on for the fans! Arsenio Hall bro we feel like shit
— Vision Implementer (@Tyrese) February 20, 2014
It’s gonna take years to recover from this but I will earn your trust again cause I know you are committed to your viewers we will fix this
— Vision Implementer (@Tyrese) February 20, 2014
TGT fans responded with mixed reactions. One woman said she flew from Seattle to be in the #LadiesOnly audience in Las Vegas and said she was very disappointed. And others offered words of encouragement saying everyone makes mistakes and commended Tyrese for apologizing when other artists wouldn’t have.
Another fan wrote that Arsenio commented that the studio never smelled so good with 200 women waiting for the group.
He also retweeted Tyrese’s apology, thanked the comedians who came through for him in the midnight hour and the audience full of disappointed women.
@ArsenioHall were going to fix this…. Someone in OUR camp messed this up completely and we will fix this… God bless you.. Again sorry!
— Vision Implementer (@Tyrese) February 20, 2014
My thanks to my audience of classy, understanding, beautiful, loving, laughing women who I spent Wednesday evening with at stage 6.
— Arsenio Hall (@ArsenioHall) February 20, 2014
Arsenio’s being very classy about this. And hopefully he’ll allow TGT to make it up to him. Do you think he should give them a another chance to appear on the show?
Valentine’s Day is here and that means boxes of chocolate, teddy bears, dates and lovemaking. But it takes more than a special day for lovers to set that mood. And that’s when your favorite love songs and baby-making music come into play. And MadameNoire has the list of smooth R&B crooners, and their best slow jams and ballads ladies (and gents too) love to listen to while getting it on. Some of these male vocalists have the looks and some honestly just have the voices, but either way, women love them.
According to TMZ, actor/singer Tyrese had a heated confrontation with his ex-wife, Norma Gibson, over their child, Shayla. If you weren’t aware, the two were married from 2007 to 2009. Tyrese went to Norma’s home in North Hollywood last night to pick up the 6-year-old, however, Norma didn’t want to hand Shayla over to him because she claimed that the child was under the weather. It’s not 100 percent clear if she let him know this before he came to get the little one and he just decided he wanted to pick her up sick or not, but according to TMZ, Norma called police to help her keep the child at home while he was on the way:
Norma called police because she felt the custody order did not require her to turn the kid over and she needed cops to look at the document. LAPD officers arrived and Tyrese showed up as well.
There was obviously a major disagreement between Tyrese and Norma when he arrived, but cops talked to him, explained why he couldn’t take Shayla that evening, and he left without the 6-year-old, without making a huge scene. Though the former couple argued, no police report was filed, and there was no violation of noise ordinances, like a disturbance of the peace. However, sources claim that Tyrese wants to take Norma to court and have her held in contempt for what he feels was a violation of their custody agreement. He doesn’t think that Shayla was sick, but that Norma was being spiteful.
The two have been at odds for quite some time, with Norma claiming at the beginning of this month that he would rather party than be with his daughter. She made this accusation after he went to Dubai with Will Smith and Maxwell after shooting for the Fast and Furious was postponed following Paul Walker’s death. She thought that time could have been spent with Shayla, saying in court documents that he was “gallivanting throughout Dubai … staying in expensive hotels … partying on yachts, sky-diving with other movie stars, driving expensive cars, and making special appearances in night clubs” instead of taking care of his responsibilities. He denied this and said he was looking for hosting and work opportunities while in Dubai.
Tyrese, who is quite outspoken as we all know, hasn’t taken to his social media to respond or talk about last night’s situation, but hopefully he’ll be reunited with Shayla (without there being drama between him and Norma) very soon.
Tyrese Says Some Women Are Single Because They’re Too Smart, While “Hood Rats” Stay With A Man Because They’re Too Easy
When he’s not acting or singing, Tyrese is doling out relationship advice. He wrote a love and relationships book with Rev Run called Manology: Secrets of Your Man’s Mind Revealed. And he’s said quite a few things about relationships, women and their bodies on social media and in interviews that have received a mix response from time to time, but his followers all seem to appreciate his wisdom, so he kept it going last night. Tyrese dropped this on everyone about the reason why so many smart and successful women are single:
That’s right. According to Tyrese, when you’re too smart to put up with bullcrap, and a man can sense that you won’t easily fall for the okie doke, they go for the women who will. Do you agree with him? Or is this advice you could have done without?
Move over Usher and Tameka Raymond, Tyrese’s ex-wife seems like she might be able to give that pair a run for their money in terms of bitter celebrity custody battles.
According to TMZ, Tyrese and his ex, Norma Gibson, are in the middle of a child custody dispute, and as part of her ammunition Norma has filed court documents flat out calling Tyrese a bad dad. Referring to Tyrese’s trip to L.A. to visit the crash site of Paul Walker’s death, Norma says her ex-husband should’ve stuck around to spend time with their 6-year-old daughter while he was in town, especially since “Fast & Furious 7″ was put on hold. Instead, she claims, 35-year-old Tyrese chose to go “”gallivanting throughout Dubai … staying in expensive hotels … partying on yachts, sky-diving with other movie stars, driving expensive cars, and making special appearances in night clubs,” rather than spend time with his child.
Tyrese, of course, is denying all of this, alleging that his ex is using Paul Walker’s death to shame him. Sources close to him also back up his claim, saying Tyrese went to Dubai on business — business that included four gigs he ironically needed in order to earn money to pay child support.
According to TMZ, things may just be heating up between these two as they will be heading to court later this month to try and convince a court-appointed child evaluator each of them is the better parent. We’ll definitely keep you posted on how that goes.
What do you think about all this?
With the advent of social media sites like Twitter and Facebook, it’s easier and easier for celebrities to stay connected with their fans 24/7. But while some celebrities are naturally more entertaining than others, the rest of the bunch can just be downright hard to follow either because of their bad grammar, boring content, or ignorant commentary.
Florida rapper Plies dropped out of high school to follow his dreams. He founded his own independent label with his stepbrother but Plies was hesitant to become a rapper and preferred to stay behind the scenes. Releasing several mixtapes and albums on his own Plies may be best known for his guest feature on Ludacris’ “Nasty Girl.” He may also be best known for getting nasty on twitter. Not only are his tweets raunchy, they’re grossly misspelled. His most recent PG-rated tweets include: I Gotta Stop Getting Drunk And Callin A Bihh Late Nite… I Be Out Dere 2 Bad” and “Chase Tha Money An Not Da Hoes…”
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In Hollywood there are pretty boys — you know the Diddys of the world who place photos of themselves on Instagram with cucumber patches under their eyes and take more time to get ready than the average woman — and then there are men who are just plain pretty. They have the long eyelashes, soft facial features, and grooming habits that just make you swoon and say, you know what, that’s a pretty man right there. Check out our favorite pretty celebrity men.
Musician Prince has always had an androgynous look about him. With his high cheekbones, deep, soulful eyes and soft lips, the Purple One has worn clothes such as ruffled blouses and boots with heels that at the very least could be labeled unisex. The legendary artist has been romantically linked to beautiful women but he’s always been the prettier one in the relationship. Prince, who normally wore his hair similar to Halle Berry’s signature short hairstyle, debuted his new look sporting an afro on ABC’s “The View” which made him look a little more masculine.
Will and Jada Pinkett Smith celebrated 16 years of marriage on New Year’s Eve.
To mark the occasion, the couple gathered many of their close friends for a party in Dubai. The soirée eventually carried over to the piano where Maxwell and Tyrese sang the couple a little fun ditty about marriage. Will even took to the piano to show off his skills! Thanks to the magic of Instagram (via Maxwell’s account), we know how fun the party was.
For an inside peek of Will and Jada’s anniversary party, log on to Essence.com
I’ve been tip-toeing around this subject for months now because I didn’t want to be too hasty with the criticism, but after observing what was supposed to be the comeback of TGT this year, and the person who seems to be the common denominator in all of their failings, I can only come to the conclusion that Ginuwine’s saddle is no longer waiting for fans to jump on it and he is so not anxious about winning in the music game.
As you know, earlier this year Tyrese, Ginuwine, and Tank made a big to-do about their TGT supergroup reunion and even dropped an album this august called Three Kings to show us they were serious about taking the insecurity out of R&B and making music people could respect. Fans bought what TGT was selling — literally — and the album debuted at number 3 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 76,000 copies in the United States in the first week. And then…nothing. OK, technically, some things did happen but nothing would have been better than what surpassed.
Backing up just a taste, I will say I already began having reservations about these “three kings” in July when I attended the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans. Actually, I wasn’t concerned about all three of them, just one: the G. See when the men hit the stage to perform on opening night, this is what Ginuwine did during his solo set:
A hand towel dance break? Really? I won’t even get on the fact that the audience sang his songs more than he did, but just know this is the point when I realized that in 2013 Ginuwine just planned to get by on his looks. And that I could get behind, so long as he didn’t mess up Tyrese and Tank who can both sing and appear to actually want to get on stage and perform and — shocker — rehearse before doing so.
Enter TGT’s WLNY performance when it became clear to the world and Ginuwine’s groupmates that sitting there being cute doesn’t look so cute when you’re smack dab in front of a camera on a news channel. In fact, it makes you look high as a kite, which is the allegation that followed Ginuwine after this womp of an appearance. His excuse? Red Bull.
It appears Ginuwine has an excuse for just about every blunder of his these days because three weeks ago when the singer started tweeting illegibly about love and relationships while watching the Dallas Cowboys game he came back the next day and blamed his incoherent ramblings on the sleep drug Ambien. And now he’s acting as though he doesn’t owe anyone — like his fans — an explanation about just deciding not to show up to the Soul Train Awards last month, tweeting: “I wasn’t there and that was it u wanna make more out of it then let’s go who ever!!!!!” I’m sorry, what else did you have to do that day?
I say all this to say that from the outside looking in, it appears Ginuwine’s work ethic and general concern for his own image as well as that of his group is nonexistent at worst and lackluster at best. When your group only has three members, there’s no room for one to be gazing off into “all of the lights” while hocked up on Ambien or “Red Bull” — especially when that one member “doesn’t like to sing background,” as the guys told us when they came into the office for an interview. If you want to be the front man, you have to do front man work. At this point, Ginuwine’s acting like he’s a lighting director backstage who doesn’t need practice because they “do this.” Nah homie. You need practice. Lot’s of it.
All I’m saying is, don’t get women across the world — OK across the United States — OK a few thousand women across the United States — all amped up for the “return of real R&B” only to come out looking like a 40-something hasbeen daddy of eight who just showed up to get a check (even if that’s what you are) because the thing is TGT should work. Tank has an enormous amount of talent — and sex appeal — Tyrese is nice on the eyes and can sing his little raspy heart out, and Ginuwine, well, he brings the mainstream success and fans. But right now he’s acting like he doesn’t want it, and given the small window these gentlemen have to actually make us care about what they’re doing and download their album or buy tickets to their shows, he needs to give us something more than no-shows and microphone mumbles. That’s if he actually wants to win and judging from this slew of mishaps I’m convinced he doesn’t. Anyone else feel the same way?