Monday, March 27, 2017

Throwback Monday

                                     Happy Birthday aka Anniversary to the Elusive Chanteuse Mariah Carey.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Wyclef Jean Mistakenly Arrested by LAPD

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Recounting his experience on Twitter and on Instagram, rapper Wyclef Jean of Fugees fame was mistakenly arrested by LAPD.
At a little before 5am, Jean took to Instagram showing video of his arrest saying:
 L.A., right now, coming from the studio,” Mr. Jean said. “Y’all see the police have handcuffs on me. They just took off my Haitian bandanna. That’s what’s going on right now with Wyclef in L.A. right now. The L.A.P.D. have me in cuffs for absolutely nothing.

He then took to social media to explain his side of the story.







Meanwhile, the New York Times spoke to the Sgt,. Duncan with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department in West Hollywood and they confirmed that:
 " Mr. Jean had been briefly detained. The episode started just after 1 a.m. Pacific time, when deputies were investigating a report that a man and a woman had been robbed at gunpoint and beaten at a Sunset Boulevard intersection. Sgt. Duncan said in a telephone interview that the suspect was described as a black man with a dark hoodie who fled in a gold or tan Toyota. At about 1:25 a.m., deputies pulled over a vehicle matching that description driven by a woman with a male passenger. When the man, who later turned out to be Mr. Jean, was seen wearing a red bandanna, the victims, contacted by radio, said that the suspect had also been wearing one, Sgt. Duncan said.
Mr. Jean and the woman were told to get out of the car, and Mr. Jean was handcuffed and detained, Sgt. Duncan said. They were released when the victims said there was no female in the getaway car, and the three deputies and the sergeant at the location with Mr. Jean were also informed that the real suspect had been arrested elsewhere.
Sgt. Duncan said the entire episode — from when Mr. Jean was pulled over until he was allowed to leave — lasted six minutes. Mr. Jean was given a business card and told that he could go to the sheriff’s station and speak to officials there about what had happened."

The woman in the car ended up being Jean's manager.

When asked why law enforcement didn't listen 

Mariah Carey's Christmas Hit to Become a Movie


The lambily is about to die right now.
We all know Mariah Carey is the Queen of Christmas, and now she's taking it to another level.
Back in 2015 Mimi dropped a children's book based on her hit All I Want for Christmas is You.
Now she's just announced it'll be turned into an animated movie!
Can you believe a song that's 23 years old still is killing it!?


I'm a fan of this book, as well as my nieces and we're so excited for this movie to come out!
Christmas 2016
All I want even has their own Instagram account to keep you up to date on the progress of the film.
Check it out here.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Throwback Monday

                        Before Diddy was slangin' Ciroc... He was asking his friends to pass the Courvoisier!

DrakeWatch: Drizzy Releases "More Life"


Don't call it an album.
Don't call it a mixtape.
It's a playlist...by the October Firm.
Drizzy's long-awaited More Life dropped over the weekend and it's HOT! The firm consists of Drake and his manager Oliver El-Khatib.
The 22 track playlist has a ton of features from the 6 God's new friends, Kanye, Quavo, Giggs, Travis Scott, Young Thug, 2 Chainz, etc.
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Right out the gate, Free Smoke got me so hyped on my train ride home that I knew this playlist was going to kill it.
On the track, Drizzy fires subtle shots again at Meek Mill with the line, "How you let the kid fightin’ ghost-writin’ rumors turn you to a ghost?”
Also on the track, we also get a little bit of information on his short-lived relationship with Jennifer Lopez. “I drunk text J. Lo / Old numbers so I bounce back / Boy Wonder gotta bounce back.” 
Ouch.
Then he samples Lopez's 1999 hit  If You Had My Love on Teenage Dream, which begs the question...is this Drizzy saying dating Jenny from the Block an actual teenage dream? Because I'd say it was!
Personally, I like the faster songs with Giggs. 
The song with Kanye hasn't grown on me yet, but it's called Glow which explains this Twitter post from 'Ye a while back.
There's no telling if Drake and Kanye are actually going to be releasing an album together, because that rumor has been swirling for a while.
I did notice Sneakin  and Two Birds, One Stone didn't make the list even though Sneakin is on the radio constantly. Put this on the list of other Drake tracks that are just floating in the unisersie but not on an album *ahem Right Hand*

Another thing to note is that this wasn't an Apple Music exclusive. Other streaming sites had the playlist.
To go with the playlist, a bevy of photos on Drake's Instagram from the release party.

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Expect this playlist to be in rotation for me for a while.
Here's to another few months of Drizzy quotes to fill up your Instagram posts!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Target Plays 'Spice Up Your Life' in Victoria Beckham Ad

                        You know you were a tween or teen during the late 90's when this commercial gave you life as soon as you heard the whistle blowing. Victoria Beckhan's (or Posh Spice) line for Target is dropping in April, but until then we have this awesome add playing the Spice Girls hit Spice Up Your Life.
Victoria Beckham for Target has about 200 pieces for women and girls.
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The clothes aren't only for the posh budget, they range from $40-$70.
“Designing for children is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time, so I was incredibly excited to be able to incorporate childrenswear into this collection,” Beckham previously told Target.


“Being a mother has helped me understand what’s important when it comes to the category. 
“I have had years of learning that function is often just as important as form, and that children need to be able to feel comfortable and free in what they wear.”
The collection, which channels her Victoria, Victoria Beckham (VVB) line also proposes Beckham’s inaugural plus-size offering with garments running up to size 3X.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Throwback Monday

                           I know we're all struggling with the time change and losing an hour. Let's have Busta help us get through today with this sick beat.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Nicki Minaj FINALLY Claps Back at Remy Ma with Three Singles




Well, it's about damn time!
Nicki Minaj has FINALLY responded to both of Remy Ma's diss tracks with three singles hitting music sharing sites No Frauds, Changed It and Regret in Your Tears all dropped on the interwebs Thursday evening. No Frauds includes her YMCMB brothers Lil Wayne and Drake and Changed It features just Wayne. . Basically, Nicki waited to actually MAKE money on the diss records...according to her post on Instagram.
She challenges Remy to respond in 72 hours and offering to pay her a half-a-million dollars if she can get an interview and NOT mention Minaj.
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Team Remy and Team Nicki have been at odds for almost two weeks after Remy dropped ShEther. Fans were waiting for Nicki's response and assumed she just couldn't fight back lyrically. Meanwhile we saw her take her lyrical fingers to social media starting a beef with Trey Songz and posting pictures of her famous friends. We basically had to wait for her to return from Paris Fashion Week to finally respond and here we are.

In No Frauds, Minaj raps, “You can’t be Pablo if your work ain’t sellin’ / What the f— is this bitch inhalin’? / Tried to drop ‘Another One,’ you was itchin’ to scrap / You exposed your ghostwriter / Now you wish it was scrapped." Minaj also touches on Remy's personal life, especially when she went to prison.

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#NoFrauds #FactsOnly ft @champagnepapi & @liltunechi #YoungMoneyTilTheDeathOfMe committing perjury #IGotB4andafterPicturesOfYourSurgery #StopSurgeryShamingB4IPostThem #Fraud diss records can't be lies. Great diss records are FACTS. But here @ Young Money, we don't do diss records, we drop HIT RECORDS & diss u ON them. I got a bunch more on cock. Pauz. The greats took 3 months to respond to diss records. Queens don't move on peasant time. Queens shut down Paris, then drop hits on #QueenTime. I love my fans. Y'all the real MVP's. Been writing my own raps since I was 11. GOD knows. Next week I'll beat Aretha for the most Hot 100 hits on billboard by ANY woman in the world EVER in the history of music. Stay in your bum ass place. Jealousy gets u no where. Love to all my bad btchs. Now I got a countdown of my own for Sheneneh. U got 72 hours to drop a hit and I'll give u half a million dollars if u can book ANY show or interview w/o mentioning the Queen name. On another note, my album is nothing but waves. Lol my babies, you're gonna get your complete LIFE. love u guys so fkn much. Let's go. #NoFrauds #ChangedIt #RegretInYourTears Reggie Martin and S/O to Lady Luck for spkn facts. They act like they didn't see her interview tho. Lol 😘😘😘😘
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On the Eve of Nicki's responses, Remy did an interview expressing how she wish she would've done  things differently when it came to she and Nicki:
After explaining that it was the behind-the-scenes career interference that ultimately pushed her to release “Shether,” she noted that she wishes things could’ve gone differently between her and Minaj. “I actually liked her but don’t try and come for me,” she said. “It just bothers me that me picking apart another female is what went viral. We could’ve done this working together.” When Nigatu asked why that didn’t happen, Remy responded, “It wasn’t me, I just think it would’ve been cooler if we came together and did something crazy and that’s what everyone was talking about. I don’t regret it, I’m just not particularly proud of it.”
Some critics say Remy's rethinking the diss tracks because rumors were swirling that Nicki asked Nas to prevent Remy from performing the song because of his rights to the song's beat which comes from his own diss track, Ether. However, TMZ has found that Nas didn't have an issue with it, Universal did. Basically, they didn't like that Remy took Nas' beat and made money off of it without their permission. So, the song has been taken off of Soundcloud and the radio.
So, Remy had to take a BIGGER L.
So what's your opinion on the beef?
Could these two kiss and make up and come up with a fire record? 

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Beyonce and Jay Z Celebrate Richard Lawson's 70th Birthday

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Beyonce's and Jay Z along with Kelly Rowland and other family and friends helped celebrate her stepfather's birthday by giving him a surprise party! Actor Richard Lawson married Bey's mom, Tina, back in 2015.

About 14 people, including the birthday boy, ate at one of Ms. Tina's favorite restaurants in LA. The party was at The District by Hannah An, a modern Vietnamese spot.
Of course, Ms. Tina posted videos and pictures from the night on her famous Instagram account.

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J.Lo Moves on to A-Rod

Damn, if that photo above isn't foreshadowing.....I don't know what is.
A match made in aesthetically pleasing and short nickname heaven.
The 47 year old jack-of-all-trades is rumored to be dating the 41 year old former baseball star.
Yeah, we know...he's a little older than who she's been dating lately.
It looks like Drizzy is not in the picture anymore, and was never an official relationship.
According to PEOPLE magazine:
A source confirmed the relationship to PEOPLE, saying the two “have been dating for a few weeks.”
“She seems excited,” a source close to Lopez told PEOPLE. “He has been around her family and she really likes that he is a dad. She is aware, though, that he is a ladies’ man too and is being cautious. For now, it’s just fun. She is single and enjoys dating.”
A rep for Rodriguez had no comment while a rep for Lopez has yet to comment.
Rodriguez, 41, recently ended his relationship with Silicon Valley CEO Anne Wojcicki in February after dating for just under a year. He has previously dated Kate Hudson and Cameron Diaz, among other high profile A-listers.

Welp, even though my dreams of DraLo didn't come true, I support this relationship also.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Justin Timberlake Warms Our Hearts with iHeart Radio Awards Speech


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Justin Timberlake's speech at Sunday night's iHeart Radio awards was definitely heart-warming.
Timberlake won Song of the Year for Can't Stop the Feeling (obvi)

During his speech he addresses people who are different especially those within the LGBTQ community.
The speech includes:
“If you’re gay, or you’re lesbian, or you are trans, or maybe you’re just a sissy singer boy from Tennessee — anyone who has treated you unkindly, it’s only because they’re afraid or they have been taught to be afraid of how important you are. Because being different means you make a difference. So, fuck ‘em.”

This speech is so poignant, escpecially in the times we're in right now.

You go, JT! 

Throwback Monday

                                      This is one of my all-time favorites, and since it's Monday and I'm feeling crabby I really need to believe.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Sir Rod Stewart Apologizes for Mocking Terrorist Beheading on Instagram

Rod in the white shirt & glasses
 
This is why you can't give old folks a social media account!
You all know, Rod has a soft-spot in my heart....and in my soul.

According to TMZ
 Sir Rod (and my family's favorite singer) apologized for mocking an ISIS beheading in the desert outside Abu Dhabi.
The video shows Rod, his wife, Penny, and friends climbing a sand dune. One of the friends gets on his knees in front of Rod ... who pretends to cut off the man's head. Penny posted the video ... but deleted it a few hours later, after the immediate backlash started.

The 72 year old issued an apology to The Guardian saying, From re-enacting the Beatles’ Abbey Road crossing to spontaneously playing out Game Of Thrones, we were simply larking about pre-show. 
Understandably, this has been misinterpreted and I send my deepest apologies to those who have been offended.
The scene posted on the 'gram is eerily similar to the many ISIS videos that have circulated on the web.
Some Brits are livid by this video and want Stewart's knighthood taken away from him.
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Stewart performed in Abu Dhabi as part of his current world tour.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Lady Gaga Replaces Beyonce at Coachella


Look, it's been rough for me to accept the fact that Beyonce is giving life to not one, but TWO babies and she must opt out of Coachella this year.
I booked my tickets, hotel and flight to see the Queen kill it after seeing her Formation World Tour twice...but I must accept the things I cannot change.
However, I'm thrilled Lady Gaga will now be in her place.
Gaga's performance at the Super Bowl reminded me of how great she is and I couldn't be happier she's the alternate for Bey.

Little Monsters rejoice! We know our Mother will absolutely KILL IT!


Gaga will perform on both Saturday nights of the two weekend music festival right before she kicks off her Joanne World Tour in August in Vancouver, B.C.
While Beyonce was supposed to be the first female headliner for Coachella since BjΓΆrk in 2007, it was only fitting for the heads of the festival organizers to put another female powerhouse in her place.