Sunday, October 15, 2017

Waka Flocka says he does not identify as being a black man (video)

Waka Flocka recently sparked up some controversy when he said in a recent interview with Sway that he does not identify as a black man. 

RELATED: Waka Flocka Says Obama “Doesn't Count” As First Black President

Waka went on to explain how his grandmother once told him their background is Native American and European therefore he does not call himself African American.

Well, after receiving hella backlash, the rapper posted the video below to further explain what he meant:



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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

WATCH: Cardi B dominates BET Hip Hop Awards, performs 'Bodak Yellow' & twerks one time for Uncle Luke

Our favorite regular degular shmegular girl from the Bronx, Cardi B, totally dominated the BET Hip Hop Awards on Tuesday night.

The former Love & Hip Hop star made her debut at the awards show and took home the first award of the night, 'Hustler of the Year,' beating out the legendary Diddy and DJ Khaled. The 24-year-old rapper also took home 'Best New Hip Hop Artist,' 'Single of the Year,' 'Best Mixtape,' and the 'Made You Look' award for best hip hop style.

Cardi also performed her No. 1 hit "Bodak Yellow," the song which recently beat Lauryn Hill’s record for the longest running No. 1 single from a solo female rapper.

RELATED: Eminem completely annihilated Donald Trump at BET Hip Hop Awards cypher

Not only did Cardi win awards and perform her hit single, but she twerked it out onstage alongside Uncle Luke who performed his classic song "I Wanna Rock." 

Check out all the video clips of Cardi + her full "Bodak Yellow" performance below:

Cardi wins her first BET Hip Hop Award and shouts out her boo Offset from Migos:
Uncle Luke cosigned Cardi during his acceptance speech. He respects her hustle and told everyone you can make something from nothing if you work hard. He also brought Cardi onstage while closing out the show:

Full "Bodak Yellow" performance:


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WATCH: Eminem completely annihilated Donald Trump at BET Hip Hop Awards cypher

Little Hands Bish a.k.a Donald Trump is on an all-time high level of bitchassness and Eminem completely destroyed him on tonight's BET Hip Hop Awards!

Watch Em's full cypher freestyle below!

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Jhene Aiko gets Big Sean's face tatted on her arm (photos)

Tatt your name on 'em so they know it's real!

Celebrity tattoo artist Miryam “The Witchdoctor” Lumpini shared a photo on Instagram of Jhene Aiko’s arm with a fresh new tatt. The 29-year-old singer decided to get a detailed image of her boyfriend, rapper Big Sean, tatted on her arm.

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Last week JhenΓ© Aiko’s divorce with producer Dot Da Genius was finalized. Big Sean and Jhene have been dating since last year, after she and Dot Da Genius separated. Before dating, the two collaborated often and released their TWENTY88 project last year in March. Jhene recently dropped her surprise album Trip.

Jhene's new ink is truly some commitment! I hope their relationship lasts a lifetime otherwise that will be one huge cover up.

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'50s rock singer Little Richard hints at not being gay anymore (video)

"Tutti Frutti" singer Little Richard hints at not being gay anymore. 

Little Richard recently made his first television appearance in years and he denounced homosexuality.  

Apparently, the 84-year-old Rock & Roll singer came out as gay years ago. As pointed out in a GQ article from 2012, Richard revealed that he was gay and was even kicked out of his home by his father as a youth because of his sexuality.

"I've been gay all my life and I know God is a God of love, not of hate," GQ reported of his statement in a 1995 Penthouse interview. "How can I [put] down the fisherman when I've been fishing all my life?"

Well, it seems like a lot has changed since then. 

"You've got to live the way God wants you to live. He can save you," Richard said in his latest interview with the Christian broadcast network. Watch below:


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Monday, October 9, 2017

TV REVIEW: Demetria McKinney embodies the role of Whitney Houston in boring 'Bobbi Kristina' biopic

Demetria McKinney shined as Whitney Houston and saved the boring 'Bobbi Kristina' biopic. The abusive side of Nick Gordon is unsettling.

The controversial Bobbi Kristina biopic - which aired Sunday night (Oct. 8) on TV One - detailed the final years of Whitney Houston’s life and how her death in 2012 led to her daughter’s downward spiral. Bobbi Kristina died three years after the death of her mother. She was only 22 years old. 

Even though the Bobbi Kristina film often bored me at times and I felt like she did not need a biopic made about her, the film was decent, thanks to the phenomenal acting abilities from the cast, mostly from Demetria McKinney (who played Whitney Houston).

Before the film started, words displayed on a black screen read: "based on true events, some characters have been composited or invented, and a number of events fictionalized."

We are immediately thrown into to the opening scene of Whitney Houston and her daughter arguing which happens the day before Whitney dies. 

Bobbi is shown crying out to her mother, "why do you have to be a mess?" as cigarettes and lines of cocaine are shown nearby on a table. Whitney pleads that she's not a mess and that she loves her daughter. But, Bobbi continues to cry out about only being known as Whitney's daughter and having to live in her shadow. 

After saying she hates her mother, Bobbi storms out the room and soon after, Whitney finds her daughter under water in a bathtub. Whitney pulls her out and saves her from drowning.

I wonder if this is true. Has Bobbi Kristina tried to commit suicide before her tragic death?

The next day (Grammy's day, Feb. 11, 2012), Whitney is sitting outside at a table while talking to Bobbi and Nick Gordon (whom she took in as her own son supposedly after his mom kicked him out).  

Flashing camera lights from the paparazzi rush Whitney and the kids off as they head back inside the Beverly Hills Hotel. They walk down the hotel hallway and stop near Whitney's room. Nick says him and Bobbi are going to head out to the pool before leaving Whitney to head inside her hotel room alone. Whitney tells Nick to look after Bobbi and she also tells her daughter that she loves her (one last time). Bobbi says nothing back and continues to walk down the hallway with Nick. 

In the next scene, news reports of how the singer has died surfaces. 

Bobbi, who is now dressed in all black, is left in shock. Her aunt Pat (played by actress Vivica Fox) walks into the room and asks if she is okay. Bobbi responds by saying, "that was supposed to be me ... she [Whitney] saved me and then she died in my place." 

Pat makes it her mission to look after Bobbi after Whitney's passing. A couple of weeks later, Bobbi heads back to her Georgia home as she deals with the death of her mother. 

She continues to remember her mother throughout the movie in a series of flashback. The flashback scenes are the best part of the film, and this is where Demetria McKinney shines while portraying the legendary singer. We get bits of singing and high notes plus some of that Whitney swag here and there. In one scene, Whitney even jokes about changing her wig. Everything from the singing to the mannerisms were all on point! Demetria nailed it!

We soon see the first small glimpse of her father, Bobby Brown, in the film. Bobbi calls her father and mentions him leaving Whitney's funeral early. She tells him that her and her mother were not okay after he left and that he should have fought to stay.

"... Mommy died believing you didn't even love her," Bobbi cries out to her father on the phone. 

Although Vivica Fox has said the film was done with love and respect, Bobby reportedly tried stopping this movie from being aired. He had concerns about the way he is depicted in the film, but he was unsuccessful. 

RELATED: Bobby Brown Talks About Bobbi Kristina's Death on 'The Real,' Says His Daughter Might Still Be Alive If He Were Able to See Her Sooner 

The film continues with just being all over the place. After Whitney dies, Nick becomes upset because he's not included in the will. He was also upset at not being included in a TV series with the family which left him out of receiving a cut of the money.

Whitney took Gordon in at age 12, and after her death, Bobbi Kristina was rarely seen without him by her side. Nick made sure to have that money by any means necessary and with Whitney gone, he used Bobbi to get it, and he couldn't wait to develop a relationship with her.

Nick was portrayed in the film as greedy, controlling and very abusive, and he tried to control Bobbi's life. At one point, he was supposed to be her manager and help make her music career pop. Bobbi noticed he just always wanted to shop. She tried getting serious with her career in music multiple times and even told Nick they would have to stop doing drugs.  

Family and friends thought it was weird when Bobbi became engaged to "family." Although Nick was not related to Bobbi by blood and he was never officially adopted by Whitney, he was considered to be like another child to the late singer. 

In one scene, Nick accused Bobbi of fooling around and was yelling at her to shutup as she walked away singing "you're not even worth it." Nick tried to keep Bobbi sheltered and often times told her it was them against the world (a phrase that Whitney said in the beginning of the movie). Nick also didn't like when Bobbi started spending a lot of time with her BFF, Britt (who was played by Bobbi's real life friend Alex Reid). 

Bobbi's other friend Shannon overdosed and this hit Bobbi hard. But, in the very next scene, Bobbi was seen snorting a line of cocaine. 

Bobbi and Nick start arguing and fighting more as the film continues on, and at one point, she even tells Nick to leave.

"You don't have shit without me!" she tells him.

And then, Nick punches Bobbi. This would be the first of many physical fights. 

Bobbi winds up leaving Nicki after he hits her, but not for long. He swoops right back into her life and promises not to do it again, and he wins her over. 

After all of the abuse, Nick managed to not go anywhere. He even tried controlling how Bobbi ate, saying he wanted to focus on her image.
During another time, at a family event, Nick got mad after aunt Pat offered to help him manage Bobbi. 

"I can take care of Kristy," an overprotective Nick says to Pat. "You want to get in the middle of everything but you can't break us apart because we're married now."

Although Nick was known to through the marriage term around, him and Bobbi never officially got married. 

Pat said she would help Bobbi, but not if Nick was involved, and of course, Bobbi defended Nick.

"Nick has issues... and now he has this naive young woman who inherited a lot of money," Pat warned Bobbi. 

But, Bobbi didn't want to hear it and she fell out with her aunt. 

Bobbi and Nick also met up with her father to have lunch and it doesn't take long for Bobby Brown to start getting weird vibes from Nick.

"Wassup with that guy? Your brothers were saying he's talking trash all on social media," Bobby ask.

Once again, Bobbi sticks up for her man, and she swears they have a special bond just like her parents. 

The film briefly mentions one of Bobbi's career accomplishments, her acting debut in For Better or Worse. Unfortunately her acting career and her music career dreams are all short lived. Us viewers know how this film ends and I had enough of watching this sad, downward spiral of Bobbi Kristina's life. 

Towards the end of the movie, while packing her suitcase, Bobbi spots a condom wrapper on the floor. After she confronts Nick about it and accuses him of cheating, the two start arguing, yet again, and Bobbi yells out that she'll move to Los Angeles to pursue her music career with or without him. This sets Nick OFF! He chases Bobbi upstairs and yells out, "you can't do nothing without me."

The two start yelling back and forth in each other's face as their argument becomes inaudible and music plays with these lyrics standing out: "I cannot tell, if I'm ready to go this time... cause this is my final hour ..."

Nick hits Bobbi, knocking her to the floor and he kicks her while she's down on the ground. She manages to crawl into the bathroom and lock herself in as Nick continues to bang on the door and pulls at the door handle. 

A frightened Bobbi crawls up by the bathtub on the floor and cries out (inaudible words). At the very end, we see her look up at the door as Nick is believed to have busted in the bathroom (which is not shown). 

The screen goes black and sentences pop up which read:

'On January 31, 2015, Bobbi Kristina Brown was found face down in her bathtub.'

Bobbi is shown walking in the woods. She looks across the forest and see's the back of her mother, standing there wearing all white. This is presumed to be Whitney in the form as an angel and Bobbi has now joined her mother in heaven. 

More words pop up on a black screen which reads:

'After being in a coma for 6 months, Bobbi Kristina joined her mother on July 26, 2015 ... A year later, Nick Gordon was found civilly liable for her death and ordered to pay $36 million to her estate.' 

And, as the story goes, Nick was deemed "legally responsible" for Bobbi's deathAlex Reid (who played Britt in the film) previously blasted Nick and his abusive ways. 

It was sad to see this young girl mourning the loss of her mother and it seemed like she was alone a lot while suffering from physical and emotional abuse from Nick who was only looking out for himself. The end of the movie made me angry at Nick all over again as the film lowkey confirmed that Nick killed Kristina. 

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Friday, October 6, 2017

Jeremy Lin wrote the classiest clapback to Kenyon Martin who dissed his hairdo

Kenyon Martin addressed Jeremy Lin's hairdo and was met with this classy clapback...

The retired NBA player recently criticized Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin. Kenyon actually took the time to make a video about Lin's hairdo and he posted it to social media (and later deleted it). He thinks it's funny that Lin has dreadlocks and accused him of cultural appropriation.

“Come on, man. Somebody really need to tell him, like, ‘All right bro, we get it; you want to be black.’ Like, we get it. But the last name is Lin, all right?”

 Well, Jeremy wrote the best response:

Kenyon has since apologized for his comments after receiving a bunch of backlash on social media. But, he still thinks Jeremy's hair is "weird."

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The OG 'Bad Girl' Tanisha Thomas is pregnant! (photos)
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Congratulations are in order for Tanisha Thomas! The former 'Bad Girls Club' reality star is expecting her first child!

Tanisha shared the news on her Instagram page and wrote: 

"I'm still in shock myself... However God makes NO mistakes. With patience and faith we waited for our miracle. And now with love, we joyfully announce our very special blessing."

I couldn't ask for a better partner, soul mate and Father to be. From the moment you entered my life you've brought me so much joy, laughter and peace πŸ™Œ And despite my occasional antics you ♥️ me unconditionally and effortlessly. I wouldn't trade you for the world and even though I've developed slight anxiety recently, with you by my side I know there's nothing I can't conquer. It's more than love it's something I can't explain... I'm just forever grateful and blessed that it's all with YOU! Forever Grateful that God saved the BEST for last πŸ™ŒπŸ’‹πŸ™ Thank You for capturing this beautiful moment @studiojdphotography My awesome Glam Squad @hairbymizstush πŸ’‹♥️ (Couldn't do that day without you!) @kikiknowles___ Hair @belladreamhair Custom Gown @travianvann #MyKing #TheNextChapter #Baesosharptho
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New Music: Listen to K. Michelle's 'Make This Song Cry'

This new song is everythangggg! K. Michelle is doing it for the R&B culture, ya'll!

The R&B songstress released her latest single "Make This Song Cry" off her upcoming album The People I Used to Know, following "Birthday" and her Chris Brown-assisted track "Either Way." 

"Make This Song Cry" is also available on iTunes and Spotify. The People I Used to Know is due out later this year. Check out the tracklist below:

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Looking Good! DMX gained 40 pounds while in rehab (video)

While handling his legal business, Earl Simmons a.k.a DMX was spotted out and about in NYC on Thursday with his lawyer. 

The 46-year-old rapper had a hearing on his tax evasion case, but what people are noticing is his recent weight gain. The weight looks good though, he looks healthy!

When a TMZ cameraman caught up with DMX after he left the courtroom, he asked him what he was eating? DMX responded with the perfect answer, “cereal.”

Check out the rapper below:

DMX pleaded not guilty on July 14 to charges he avoided paying some $1.7 million in income taxes. A judge decided his trial will start in February.

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