Monday, July 1, 2019

Kylie Jenner tells Kim Kardashian to stop 'bullying' Jordyn Woods

On Sunday night, the two-part finale of Keeping Up With the Kardashians Season 16 aired, and it touched base on the now-infamous Jordyn Woods-Tristan Thompson incident.

The episode showed the Kardashian-Jenner reactions to the story when it happened in February. Kylie Jenner spoke out against her sisters’ treatment on social media of her then-friend Jordyn.

RELATED: Khloe Kardashian says Jordyn Woods broke up her family with Tristan Thompson

During the episode, Kylie referred specifically to a video her sister posted back in February when news first broke that Jordyn and Khloe’s then-boyfriend Tristan kissed at a house party. 

In the since-deleted video, Kim and her friends sang along to Brandy’s “Who Is She 2 U” and Nivea’s “Don’t Mess With My Man.” Kylie stuck up for her ex-bestie and called the video an example of being a “bully.” 

Check out the clips from Sunday's episode below to check out a crying Kylie checking Kim on her "bullying" (click arrows on videos to scroll):

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Sunday, June 30, 2019

Rapper Lil' Nas X comes out as gay

Rapper/ singer Lil' Nas X, who is known for his country rap breakout single "Old Town Road," just came out as gay. 

The 20-year-old star tweeted: 


"some of y’all already know, some of y’all don’t care, some of y’all not gone fwm no more. but before this month ends i want y’all to listen closely to c7osure."


He also added the rainbow emoji on his tweet which is known to be in support of gay pride. 
His song "C7osure," which is off of his debut extended play, "7," is about Lil' Nas X telling someone he loves that he needs to grow, even if their worries are still holding him back. 

In the song, Lil' Nas X sings:

"Brand new places I'll choose and I'll go, I know
Embracin' this news I behold unfolding
I know, I know, I know it don't feel like it's time
But I look back at this moment, I'll see that I'm fine
I know, I know, I know it don't feel like it's time
I set boundaries for myself, it's time to cross the line"

Yesss, be free! Happy Pride Month!


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California will become the first state to ban discrimination based on natural hairstyles

The California State Assembly has voted unanimously to pass a bill that will ban racial discrimination against people wearing natural hairstyles, the New York Times reports.

While other states have introduced updated definitions of racial discrimination to include a broader range of hair textures or styles, California is set to be the first state to outright ban discrimination based on it.

The purpose of the measure is to educate the public about the unique qualities of black hair textures and challenge commonly held myths and misconceptions about what constitutes professional hairstyles in the workplace, schools, media and even the military, said California Assemblymember Sydney Kamlager-Dove.

"Workplace dress code and grooming policies that prohibit natural hair, including afros, braids, twists, and locks, have a disparate impact on black individuals as these policies are more likely to deter black applicants and burden or punish black employees than any other group," the bill says.

The bill will encourage schools and businesses to create grooming policies that foster inclusion and diversity, CNN reports.

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Watch Cardi B’s NSFW video for ‘Press’

DING DONG! Cardi B just dropped an eye-popping new video for her latest single “Press” that features violence, nudity, murder and wholeeee lot more craziness. Watch below!

 

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Sunday, June 16, 2019

Tory Lanez addresses colorism after director swaps in light-skinned video model

Tory Lanez posted a behind-the-scenes clip on his Instagram page of him being filmed for Nafe Smallz's "Good Love" video

In the video, you can see a black woman dancing next to him. At some point, she is replaced with a lighter-skinned black woman. Tory then calls for a timeout and brings back the darker-skinned woman. He still showed love to the other model.

The Canadian rapper addressed the issue on his Instagram page and said colorism is "an ongoing problem in our community of entertainment that needs to stop."

He wrote, "As a black man , Sometimes I’m going to joke about the black community just like we all do. BUT WHAT IM NOT GOING TO DO IS ALLOW ANY OF THESE DIRECTORS TO DE-VALUE OUR BLACK WOMEN ... countless times I’ve seen directors swap out our women of color for women of lighter complexion, or women with straighter hair ETC."

He continued, "IT IS OUR RESPONSIBILITY AS ARTIST TO STAND UP AND NOT LET THIS HAPPEN .. it’s BEEN time to embrace our woman of color #BlackIsBeautiful."

Watch it all go down below:

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Ludacris & Shawnna from Disturbing tha Peace reunite, hint at upcoming new music

Chicago-based rapper Shawnna is back!

Remember Shawnna?! The first female artist signed to Def Jam South through LudacrisDisturbing tha Peace Records and known for her feature on Luda's 1999 hit song "What's Your Fantasy" as well as her single "Gettin' Some."

Shawnna split with Ludacris and DTP years ago, and it seemed to be a civil separation. But, according to Shawnna, that was just a facade done out of the belief in loyalty.


Behind the scenes, issues over lost million dollar deals, allegations of owed money, and contract disputes actually forced a not-so-friendly divide between DTP and Shawnna, but both sides still kept the drama in-house, as AllHipHop reported. 


Shawnna was even removed from Luda's 2010 "Battle of the Sexes" album which was originally supposed to be a collab album. She had already left DTP the year before. 


The dark side of the industry became so hard to deal with that Shawnna says it killed her passion to make music. She decided to step away from hip hop and returned to Chicago to work at a club owned by her father, Blues legend Buddy Guy. 


Shawnna was hoping to make a comeback to the music industry back in 2014 with a possible cypher appearance and red carpet mingling at the BET Hip Hop Awards festivities in Atlanta, but she was reportedly blocked by her former label head Chaka Zulu of DTP. 


Now, five years later, all seems well between Shawnna and her former label-mate Ludacris. Both of the rappers recently posted on their Instagram accounts hinting at a possible upcoming collab or new project of some sort!




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Luda wrote as his Instagram caption, "What’s Understood Don’t Need to Be explained. Family is Family. Love is Love. The Break is Over @shawnnaworldwide. BE AFRAID OF WHAT COMES NEXT...."

Shawnna replied in Luda's comments, "The. Break. Is. OVER!"

Verified

She also wrote on her IG page, "I’m too emotional for a long caption right now... I’ve been waiting for this moment for a very long time and it couldn’t have happened any better way! Family will always be family no matter what.. @ludacris I don’t think they’re ready... #BE #VERY#AFRAID #VERY"

The Chi-Town MC is currently promoting her "RENEGADE" freestyle on social media as well as her new video for "Round Here." Plus, she's back to performing onstage and spittin' hot bars every chance she gets. 


I'm so happy Shawnna returned to the music industry!


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Thursday, June 6, 2019

Sanaa Lathan reveals she was 'miserable' while filming 'Love & Basketball'

Sanaa Lathan recently revealed that she was “miserable” during filming the classic 2000 film Love & Basketball.

The 47-year-old actress told CBS Los Angeles earlier this week, “I was miserable. I can laugh about it now." 

Sanaa explained, “I got the job and I think Gina [Prince-Bythewood] finally got to the point where she had to hire somebody. It’s almost like she hired me because she couldn’t find somebody else. There wasn’t a lot of joy and there wasn’t a lot of trust in me. It was her baby and it was her first time directing. It was a big deal for her and nobody knows me then really. She gets to the point where she makes this decision with me, but I felt like the default.” 

Sanaa also added that one challenge while filming was the fact that she never played basketball before ... never even picked up a basketball before acting in this movie. 

Who would have known! Sanaa definitely bodied that role!


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Sunday, June 2, 2019

Sephora will close its stores on June 5 for diversity training after SZA says she was profiled


Sephora will close more than 400 stores in the United States on the morning of June 5 to host inclusion workshops for its employees, according to a statement posted on the company's website. 

The announcement follows a claim recently made by R&B singer SZA who said she was racially profiled while shopping at a Sephora store in California. 

The training will also include employees in Sephora’s distribution centers and corporate offices, the company said. 

On April 30, SZA said that she was shopping for Fenty Beauty products at a Calabasas store outside of Los Angeles when an employee, who she nicknamed "Sandy Sephora," called security to make sure she wasn't stealing. "We had a long talk," SZA wrote in a tweet. "U have a blessed day Sandy."

Sephora apologized to the Grammy-nominated singer on Twitter a day after she made the complaint. 

"You are a part of the Sephora family, and we are committed to ensuring every member of our community feels welcome and included at our stores," Sephora said. "We want to let you know we take complaints like this very seriously and are actively working with our teams to address the situation immediately." 

 Rihanna, whose real name is Robyn Fenty, recently sent a gift card and a handwritten note to SZA that read, "Go buy yo’ Fenty Beauty in peace sis! One love, Rihanna," which SZA shared on her Instagram Story. 


Other retailers including Nike, Papa John’s and Starbucks instituted diversity training programs in the last year after similar allegations of racial profiling.

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Sunday, May 26, 2019

India Arie and David Banner show how beautiful black love is in new video

India.Arie reminds us just how beautiful real love is and how there’s nothing like the feeling of consistency in her new sentimental music video for “Steady Love." 

The new single is from her Worthy album, and the video stars David Banner as India's love interest. 

Watch the video for "Steady Love" below:


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WATCH: 'Life After Lockup' first look!
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My favorite reality show is back and it's better than ever! Love After Lockup returns as a spinoff Love After Lockup: Life After Lockup!

Five Love After Lockup couples face parole, restrictions and temptations in Life After Lockup — will they break the rules or break old habits? From new jobs, new children and family drama, the stakes have never been higher in the fight to stay free.

RELATED: 17 shows to start binge watching right now

According to a release from the network, the new series follows five returning couples who fans have grown to know and love – or love to hate – as they face parole restrictions, temptation, and turbulence in their lives outside of prison walls. 

Will these troubled lovebirds break old habits with the support of their loved ones? Or will they break the rules and land back in the clink? 

Throughout the eight episodes of Love After Lockup: Life After Lockup, fan-favorites Clint and Tracie; Marcelino and Brittany; Megan, Michael, and Sarah; Scott and Lizzie; and Andrea and Lamar will face new challenges and tackle many firsts in their new lives.

Now that these former inmates have left prison, will they be able to survive the real world and stay out of prison for good? 

Love After Lockup: Life After Lockup will premiere on June 14! 

Check out this crazy trailer and a sneak peek of the upcoming season below!




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