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10

Apr

IS THE HIP HOP CULTURE BECOMING HOMOPOHOBIC

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In the wake of reports that popular hip-hop DJ Mister Cee was arrested for public lewdness, the discussion of homosexuality in hip-hop has been given renewed light. Author Terrance Dean, who penned the book Hiding In Hip Hop: On The Down Low in the Entertainment Industry From Music to Hollywood, weighed in on the topic from the perspective of a gay man who grew up in hip-hop culture.

“Hip Hop is a culture and environment which does not provide a safe place for an artist to come forward or to come out. If you listen to many rap lyrics they promote hate and gay-bashing. It is an environment where the thug and gangster mentality is prevalent. Artists boast of a hyper-masculine bravado, with their crotch-grabbing, degradation of women, and their braggadocios lyrical slaying about the number of women they’ve slept with and children they’ve produced. There are some popular phrases

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14

Mar

Kanye is probably twitching in his seat after hearing that his former girlfriend Amber Rose has a new radio show coming to Jamie Foxx’s Foxxhole radio. She was a guest on Foxxhole Radio this past weekend and revealed that she would be co-hosting a show with a few of her girls. They will be discussing celebrity news, pop culture as well as their own lives.
During the show, she also discussed her relationship with Kanye West, denied being dropped from Ford Models and threw a little bit of shade on Kanye’s ex-fiancee Alexis while on the show. Check out the highlights below:

On when she would be taking off her clothes or releasing a sex tapeDidn’t you see my titties on South Beach? There ain’t gonna be no sex tape, I’m not into that sh*t. I’ve been offered a lot of money but I chose not to do it. I chose to take the high road and I feel like just because of my past and my profession and what I did in my past doesn’t mean that I [would do that]. I was a stripper since I was 15-years-old. South Philly. I was a South Philly hood rat my whole life.
I feel like I grew up. [I’m] more cultured. I’ve traveled the world now, I’ve learned more things [and] I’ve learned how to speak well.
On whether her and Kanye would get back together No, I don’t think so. You know in every relationship you have problems and you try to work through and then sometimes things don’t work out. But it was very real for me. I was very much in love. I was with him for two years. We lived together, we traveled the world together, we had a lot of fun together. A lot of really cool moments…I was the ill bitch to a rock star.
On whether she participated in threesomes with KanyeI’m not into threesomes. I had two, 3 year relationships with women. So, I was with women for six years before I met Kanye. [He knew that]
On getting whether she was dropped from Ford Models after the break upI was not dropped from Ford Models, they closed their celebrity division and my contract was up. What people don’t understand is when you’re in a modeling agency and your contract is up but you still get jobs without them. It’s a good thing, so they don’t take 20-30% of your money. I walked fashion shows in Paris, London, New York even after my contract was up. I didn’t have to [re-up with them] I was getting work without them and it’s easier to get my own money without paying them.

One of the co-hosts argued that she had achieved fame off of Kanye West’s name and exploiting that she slept with women, in which Amber responded:

I never wanted to be famous it just happened to me. I literally was with someone that I loved very much and we were out people would say “Kanye I love you but can you snap a picture of me and Amber Real quick?”
Me and Kanye were in a very committed relationship. When I was out with Kanye, I became famous. He was with a girl for six years that he was going to marry. What’s her name again??
Kanye is probably twitching in his seat after hearing that his former girlfriend Amber Rose has a new radio show coming to Jamie Foxx’s Foxxhole radio. She was a guest on Foxxhole Radio this past weekend and revealed that she would be co-hosting a show with a few of her girls. They will be discussing celebrity news, pop culture as well as their own lives.

During the show, she also discussed her relationship with Kanye West, denied being dropped from Ford Models and threw a little bit of shade on Kanye’s ex-fiancee Alexis while on the show. Check out the highlights below:

On when she would be taking off her clothes or releasing a sex tape
Didn’t you see my titties on South Beach? There ain’t gonna be no sex tape, I’m not into that sh*t. I’ve been offered a lot of money but I chose not to do it. I chose to take the high road and I feel like just because of my past and my profession and what I did in my past doesn’t mean that I [would do that]. I was a stripper since I was 15-years-old. South Philly. I was a South Philly hood rat my whole life.

I feel like I grew up. [I’m] more cultured. I’ve traveled the world now, I’ve learned more things [and] I’ve learned how to speak well.

On whether her and Kanye would get back together 
No, I don’t think so. You know in every relationship you have problems and you try to work through and then sometimes things don’t work out. But it was very real for me. I was very much in love. I was with him for two years. We lived together, we traveled the world together, we had a lot of fun together. A lot of really cool moments…I was the ill bitch to a rock star.

On whether she participated in threesomes with Kanye
I’m not into threesomes. I had two, 3 year relationships with women. So, I was with women for six years before I met Kanye. [He knew that]

On getting whether she was dropped from Ford Models after the break up
I was not dropped from Ford Models, they closed their celebrity division and my contract was up. What people don’t understand is when you’re in a modeling agency and your contract is up but you still get jobs without them. It’s a good thing, so they don’t take 20-30% of your money. I walked fashion shows in Paris, London, New York even after my contract was up. I didn’t have to [re-up with them] I was getting work without them and it’s easier to get my own money without paying them.

One of the co-hosts argued that she had achieved fame off of Kanye West’s name and exploiting that she slept with women, in which Amber responded:

I never wanted to be famous it just happened to me. I literally was with someone that I loved very much and we were out people would say “Kanye I love you but can you snap a picture of me and Amber Real quick?”

Me and Kanye were in a very committed relationship. When I was out with Kanye, I became famous. He was with a girl for six years that he was going to marry. What’s her name again??



Katy Perry has recently teamed up with OPI to bring us a funky line. The polish can be worn on its own, or a black top coat can be applied which leaves you with the cracked effect! 
#milliondollarwombapproved

Katy Perry has recently teamed up with OPI to bring us a funky line. The polish can be worn on its own, or a black top coat can be applied which leaves you with the cracked effect!

#milliondollarwombapproved

03

Mar

Today marks the 20yr anniversary of Rodney King’s beating

Rodney King was a convicted robber on parole and indeed he was drunk when a police chase ensued. The video that surfaced after he was captured was what set in motion a chain of events that changed King’s life, the LAPD and America as a whole. No matter whether you are a Latin in America, Black, White, Asian, or any other race, gender or ethnicity, the Rodney King beating and trials affected the way we live today. Click through shocking photos and relive the horrible beating video.

The clip below shows four officers beating King while he was defenseless on the ground. King was reportedly struck 50 times by wooden batons and shocked by an electric stun gun.

The four LAPD officers that beat King, Theodore Briseno, Laurence Powell, Timothy Wind and Sgt. Stacey Koon, were indicted on charges of assault with a deadly weapon and excessive use of force. A trial later acquitted three of the officers and a mistrial was declared for the fourth.

When the verdict was announced, riots consumed Los Angeles. Businesses were looted and burned to the ground, cars were turned over and left in the middle of the streets, and innocent victims were beaten. This was when King uttered his famous ‘Can we all get along?’

A later trial found two of the officers guilty and acquitted the other two.

Ultimately, King was awarded $3.8 million in damages in a lawsuit he took on against the city of Los Angeles.Did he deserve more?

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Kelly Rowland ft Weezy F. Baby - Motivation

Definately my Fav Destiny’s Child member. Here’s a sexy one from the chocolate godess. Her new album is still untitled, but slated to drop late spring.

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WIZ KHALIFA’S ROLLING STONE COVER

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WIZ KHALIFA’S ROLLING STONE COVER

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The first part of Wendy Williams’ interview with Aretha Franklin aired earlier today. In the candid conversation with The Queen of Soul, Ms. Franklin talked about how she lost 85 pounds, her friends in the music industry, her relationship with Nene Leakes and her favorite type of dancing. On Thursday, March 3rd, Wendy Williams will air Part Two of her interview, where Aretha shares more about her love life. Check out the footage above.

Lil Wayne ft Corey Gunz - 6 foot 7 foot

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Mar

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Miguel- Me,Oh Me,Oh My

R&B crooner Miguel recently released his debut album, All I Want Is You via Jive Records. But Miguel has been around a long time and no stranger to the studio. This new track, “Me, Oh Me, Oh My” surely isn’t an outtake from the album, which is in stores now. Instead, it’s probably one of the many tracks that Miguel, who is also an accomplished songwriter, penned for artists like Usher and Mary J. Blige.

25

Feb

Jennifer Hudson- Where You At

Here’s the Anthony Mandler-directed video for “Where You At”, the latest single from Jennifer Hudson, off her second album I Remember Me, which will be released March 22 and features production and writing credits from R. Kelly, Alicia Keys, Ne-Yo and more. Check out the single cover for “Where You At” below.