Been a long time since I’ve seen a music video with a good story line, and this new single from Rihanna shows what I’ve been missing. I’m loving the new video “Man Down” which briefly brings up the serious topics of gun violence and rape. The video was taped in beautiful Jamaica and co-written by Shontelle. Check it out for yourself and let me know how you like it too
Smh… “Move over Naomi, there’s a new diva in town.”
That’s the statement that has someone highly pissed off.
Super Model Naomi Campbell – who just happens to be a dark complected black woman – is planning on suing Cadbury and calling for a boycott of the company over ad advertisement that she says used her name without permission and compared her to chocolate, and she is calling it racist.
What she told UK’s The Independent:
“I am shocked. It’s upsetting to be described as chocolate, not just for me, but for all black women and black people. I do not find any humour in this. It is insulting and hurtful.”
Valerie Morris, who is Naomi’s mother also had this to add:
“I’m deeply upset by this racist advert. Do these people think they can insult black people and we just take it? This is the 21st century, not the 1950s. Shame on Cadbury”.
I am confused… The ad is clearly stating that “Naomi” is a diva. And just my two cents: I love being called chocolate, especially by my man. Whether white or black, ”vanilla” or “chocolate”, you are being compared to something edible, delicious, sweet, indulging… I suppose she won’t be visiting Chocolate City any time soon either, huh? lol. Who started comparing dark sistas to chocolate/caramel/creme in the first place? I don’t think racist people did, black people did. I hear black people all the time describing themselves with this term! Get outta here, This gets a #gositdown from me.
Amber Rose is pissed off, and I mean highly pissed. Why you ask? Well, Missy here did not appreciate how the exclusive interview she had recently with Vibe Magazine was shown in print. Gracing the “Sexy Issue“, Amber took to twitter to voice her frustration with the mag, and hinted of them basically twisting her words.
Just read “my” interview in @VibeMagazine, half of the story was untrue & ridiculous! F–k that cover, f–k @VibeMagazine. Yall wrote a bunch of negative bullsh*t that I never said or did. Yall don’t give a f–k that I have a Mom & Family thats gonna read that fake ass sh-t. I gave yall a truthful interview & yall f–ked me. I’m so sick of keeping my mouth shut. I didn’t ask for this life it was handed to me. I was nothing but nice to everyone I spoke to @ Vibe.
Just yesterday evening, musician Sean Kingston was involved in a Jet Ski Accident in Miami, Florida, severely injuring him and an unknown female passenger. The two of them were enjoying Memorial Day weekend at Miami Beach when they unfortunately crashed into a bridge… Details on how that happened and if Alcohol was involved are not clear, yet TMZ has stated that Kingston is now in an ICU unit at an area hospital in critical condition.
It will be a cold day in hell before you find me on any jet ski, ive never liked those things….
My favorite bad girl Rihanna is back on the magizine stands, this time on the cover of Cosmopolitian Mag. I have to admit the red hair is finally growing on me. Perhaps its the style?? Well anyway RiRi takes the cosmo quiz and explains why it’s “tougher to be vulnerable than to be tough” in this exclusive interview, but don’t hold your breath so just buy it for yourself and check it out!
According to his publisher, Gil Scott died in a New York City hospital, after falling ill upon returning from a trip to Europe.
A rep for his label XL Recordings also confirmed the news of Gil Scott’s passing.
Gil Scott-Heron was one of the most revered and influential spoken word/political artists of the 1970′s, mixing percussion with spoken word performances.
The hit single “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” and numerous other tracks from Gil Scott’s catalog heavily influenced the genre of Hip-Hop music.
His works have been sampled by a number of artists, including Kanye West, Common, The Game, Tupac Shakur and others.
The countdown intro of Gil Scott-Heron’s song “The Bottle” has been sampled numerous times as well.
Additionally, Gil Scott released a number of influential albums with musician Brian Jackson, including critically acclaimed releases like Small Talk at 125th and Lenox, Pieces of A Man, Winter in America and From South Carolina to South Africa.
Gil Scott-Heron released his last album, I Am New Here, in 2010.
A variety of rappers eulogized Gil Scott via Twitter upon hearing the news of Gil Scott-Heron’s passing.
“RIP Gil Scott-Heron,” Eminem tweeted. “He influenced All of hip-hop.”
“RIP GSH,,and we do what we do and who we do because of you” Chuck D. said. “And to those that don’t know, tip your hat with a hand over your heart & recognize.”
The news was especially shocking for Slim Thug, who recently released a video that features Gil Scott-Heron singing on the hook.
“That’s crazy my album came out last year that got Gil Scott-Heron on the hook and today he passed.”