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“Rick James” – Keyshia Cole feat. Juicy J (New Music) <--- Why, Father?

“Rick James” – Keyshia Cole

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So. She has new music out.  And y’all know how you were all excited for new music from her since she’s going through so many personal issues?  Cause a hurt Keyshia Cole supposedly makes great music?

Well…

It never should’ve happened.  But I’ll let y’all decide for yourselves.

This is really bad, though.

 

By the way, she has a new album coming out (via Necole Bitchie), “Cole World.” Tuh.

Exactly what was the thought process in the studio?  Like, nobody heard this and was like, “Let’s just burn this and all the equipment instead.”  Just cause you throw Juicy J on a song doesn’t mean it’s good.

I’m not the only one who feels this way:

 

 

 

 

Welp.  That pretty much covers it for me. This didn’t have to happen though.

Pharrell Responds to “GIRL” Cover Criticism

In case you didn’t know, Pharrell received some criticism for his “GIRL” cover.  If you want to read more, I wrote about it here.

He spoke with Global Grind and I was asked to give my opinion about what he had to say:

“My life is filled with black women,” Pharrell told GlobalGrind. “Black women running my company; I’m married to a black woman, and my mom, who is a black woman, is a huge force in my business.”

“There should be no misconceptions or anyone misconstruing anything when it comes to me and women. You should know me better than that. I’m all about diversity.”

“All one has to do is look at the ‘Happy’ video. We don’t discriminate. Like, never be confused as to my love for a black woman. I have love for all kinds of women.”

 My feelings are the same as expressed in the tweets below that I put in the post linked above.

THIS. RIGHT. HERE.

I understand where people are coming from, but I honestly think that we can fight for black women to be represented in much more significant places than on album covers.  I applaud the work Pharrell has done for and with black women in more important and impactful areas other than album covers.

Toni Braxton. Girl. No.

Toni Braxton went on “Bethenny” and basically said that blacks don’t do divorce very well, and (strongly) suggested that whites are the epitome of handling divorce in a civilized manner.

Really?  Here is what she had to say (via Madame Noire):

Bethenny: So on the break we were talking about you living in LA?

Toni: Yes, I am in LA and my ex-husband is there but we get along great. We are very caucasian, very white about it.

Bethenny: You are having a very white divorce?

Toni: We are really. We did.

Bethenny: Really. Then I have a very black divorce, no?

Toni: I got that means, I hate you Jodi, I hate you Jodi. That’s what it means to black people. (“Baby Boy” reference)

Bethenny: Got it, so a white divorce is your are bffs, you can live next door.

Toni: Black people we kind of look and say why is that? Why don’t they hate each other?

Ma’am.

Why, Toni.  WHY?  On national tv?

Dear EVERYBODY. Not ALL blacks are incapable of handling stressful situations gracefully.  Yes, divorce can get nasty, but that goes for EVERYBODY.

Toni, this is strike 2.  I’m gonna count both of those bankruptcies as one.  You’ve got one more time.

I see Kanye West still hasn’t grown up.

Kanye.  Sis.  Just…. therapy. Okay?  Therapy.

Kanye West made a tour stop at Penn State and decided to go in on Sway and Charlamagne.  I’m sure you all remember those interviews that happened FOUR. MONTHS. AGO.

NecoleBitchie reports:

During his show yesterday evening, he was performing “Touch The Sky” when he stopped and shrieked at the DJ, “Stop That Sh-t! Stop that sh-t!”

Here we go.

This is what the f-ck I’m talking about! 10 years of this sh-t!! If I go to a radio interview, shut the f-ck up!! Shut the f-ck up!! If you are on your talk show at night time, showing a picture of me and my girl walking, shut the f-ck up!! 10 years!

We be in the studio every night 5am! We write that sh-t! Working hard on that sh-t! This ain’t no joke! We ain’t think about nobody! We think about Shakespeare! We think about Beethoven! What can we make for y’all? What can y’all play on your way to school or on y’all way to work? What can we make to make y’all feel better?

2013 spoofing and all that sh-t, trying to make a joke out of what we do? SHUT THE F-CK UP!! What the f-ck you do?!! They gon’ say I’m screaming so let me say that in a very nice calm way so they know I’m not upset. What the f-ck did you do?

Everybody who been writing all that sh-t to f-ckin’ diss me and talk sh-t, what the f-ck did you do? What have you done with the past 10 years of your muthaf-ckin’ life, CHARLAMAGNE! SWAY! What the f-ck you did? F-ck these n-ggas names is. I AM YEEZUS!!!

Medication.  That’s what he needs.  And prayer.  An on call Bishop.  He needs that as well.

Charlamagne’s response:

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Basically. SMH.  Reading it is bad enough, but WATCHING it is even worse.  Somebody help Kanye.

 

Kim.  Girl, are you sure?  Seems like he has a tough time letting things go?  And a slight anger issue?  Are you sure?

JUST When I Thought Nicki Minaj Was Ready To Do Right…

…she puts this as her cover for her newest video/single “Lookin A** N****.”

Yeah.  So I’m definitely feeling some sort of way about this.  From what I’ve seen, many others have expressed the same sentiment.  So much so that Nicki Minaj had it up on her Instagram, but it has since been deleted.

In case you haven’t seen the video, here it is:

 

Again (Nicki Minaj Is FED. UP. With Y’all.), I appreciate this song for what it is, hip-hop and rap.

But let’s be real.  Is this something that we want to be associated and connected to a civil rights activist giant like Malcolm X?