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Just When I Was Hopeful: Chris Brown Carried Out of L.A. Nightclub


So I guess that whole, “I’m not going to party like that anymore” thing wasn’t true, huh?

TMZ reports:

Chris Brown’s hos ain’t loyal, but his bros sure are … ’cause they straight up carried him out of a Hollywood club and into the waiting ride of Karrueche Tran.

Brown was leaving Playhouse in the wee hours of Monday morning, but not under his own power. Brown’s arms were squarely wrapped around the shoulders of two guys … while a few other people cleared the way.

Tran — Chris’ on-again/off-again girlfriend — was waiting in a sick orange Lambo … ready to whisk CB away. No doubt he napped the whole ride.

Here’s the vid:

This makes me sad.  Especially knowing his history (drugs, bipolar, legal). Hopefully it’s just a one time thing or whatever?


Updated: July 1, 2014, 9:50am

According to TMZ, Chris Brown responded to this video:

Chris Brown is now privately admitting he was falling-down drunk after the BET awards Sunday … but says it’s not because he drank to excess — it’s because he can’t hold his liquor.

We posted the video first thing Monday morning … showing an absolutely obliterated CB being carried out of Playhouse in Hollywood.

Chris is saying … he hadn’t had a drink in 6 months — mostly because he was either in rehab or jail. Chris says he was goaded at Playhouse into drinking … by famous folk like Lil Wayne, Tyga and Soulja Boy. They wanted him to celebrate his triumphant return on the BET stage by doing shots.

Chris admits to having the proverbial “several” shots, but that was all she wrote.

Check out the video of Chris at the DJ booth at Playhouse.  He’s feelin’ good, and standing upright … kinda.

This is sad to me.  In order to get better he is definitely going to have to change his environment and the people he associates with.  And I know that is a difficult task for someone in his position.  OF COURSE Lil Wayne, Tyga, and Soulja Boy are gonna offer drinks not caring about his situation.  They don’t care about their own issues.

And then I saw this response to it all on Global Grind:

We don’t blame you Breezy, enjoying a few drinks is cool. Just keep it safe and peaceful. 

I’m sorry, but NO.  It’s not “cool” for someone struggling with mental health and drug issues to drink alcohol.  It’s not.  And I wish that these blogs or whatever who have a demographic of people of color would be more responsible.

It’s not “cool.”

Also: From what I understand, BET was trying to get a Chris Brown reality tv show in the works.  Apparently, he has said it’s not happening. <— GOOD.

BET Awards: My Thoughts

In all honesty, the ONLY reason I watched this was because of social media.  If you aren’t on Twitter, one of the BEST times to be on there is when there is an awards show.  It’s awesome. LOL.

I’m not going to talk about everything, as I am really writing (most of) this off of pure memory.

First, I’ll address Keke Palmer:

That’s how I feel.  It was awful. Where are her friends to say, “No no no…this isn’t a good choice.”  And as one of my friends pointed out, as the evening progressed, you could see the crease in the…material….from where she was sitting down.

That is all.  Moving right along.

Chris Rock:

The best part was when he went to that monster truck situation.

But “National White Association” was sobering.

He had some other moments in there. I just can’t take him too much because he yell talks and I can’t stand it.

August Alsina:

So I agreed with this tweet:

And while I still agree with it, I will also say that I was kind of harsh on him.  For HIM, that was an accomplishment.  It doesn’t matter that a BET Award isn’t highly regarded in the music community (more on this later).  For HIM, that was a big moment and from what I understand it was much deserved because apparently he has a good album.

With this, I also have to understand that this generation is actually loving what I consider to be trash music unworthy of certain prestige.  So while I may not agree, I also have to keep in mind of what the popular thing is at the moment. I’m a work in progress.  I also have to consider who was in the category (Best New Artist) with him. So yeah.

Chris Brown:


I did.  I enjoyed watching Chris Brown take the stage.  I’m rooting for him to make a comeback.  He looks healthy, and while people criticized him for not dancing like he did before the whole jail thing or whatever, I think he did an AMAZING job.  I’m looking forward to what he has in store for us.

Annnnd I didn’t have to wait too long because as soon as he got off stage, he dropped a new single for us!

Get into it!

Robin Thicke:


This is how my TL felt about Robin Thicke last night (I apologize for the language lol):

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So yeah.  That about sums up how we feel about that.

But then after his performance:

I just…..

It’s time to stop doing this publicly. Cause…

Pharrell’s win OVER BEYONCE:

Best Video of the Year.  Beyonce had both “Partition” and “Drunk In Love” on there.  And I thought she was a shoo-in…until I saw that “Happy” was nominated as well.  I knew what was coming.

Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not mad at “Happy” winning.  But.  I also think that they judged more on the song than on the video.  If we’re judging on video alone?

There’s no doubt that “Happy” has made a national and international impact.  It’s feel good music and I absolutely love it.  And for that, I can’t be mad.  But still…..

Pharrell had a big night!  Congrats to him!

Lil Wayne:

WTH is going on in this dude’s life other than lots and lots of drugs?  Now…when he came on stage and went to his second song (I think) I was like, “Oh wait, if I don’t look at him I’m actually liking this song!”  I just want him to stop wearing his pajamas to do nationally broadcast performances.

And the disrespect of having earbuds in while the Lionel Richie tribute was going on?  And on stage while accepting the Young Money best drugged out group award or whatever? Ugh.

I. can’t. even.

Nicki Minaj:

Speaking of which….what was going on with her last night?

Let’s talk about the first performance?  How do we go from the Nicki on the motorcycle to the Nicki with bunnies floating around and a ballet dancer?  BTW – to understand that performance you would’ve had to have been currently in a drug induced hallucinatory episode.  That bunny almost killed me.

And her speech during the group award?  What was that? So much shade…but to who?  It’s speculated that it was all for Iggy. Hmmm.   And the “I’d rather die than calling an ambulance cause it’ll be on TMZ?” What? I mean, if it were symbolism then I could understand, but she was serious…and no. Not die.

She was just….weird.

90s music tribute:

This was AWESOME.  And it was also wayyyyy too short.  Like WTH????

But yeah, when “I Wanna Sex You Up” came on I had a moment.  And Silk!?!?!?!?! Troop!?!?!


Gospel Award:

Tamela Mann is cool.

Buuuuut Hezekiah Walker should’ve won for “Every Praise” alone.  In fact he should be winning everything everywhere for that one song. My God on today!


So let me get this straight.

So we have a Tyrese, who can actually sing…doing a tribute to BOBBY WOMACK…and BET cuts him off?


Trey Songz:

I missed this because I thought it was the perfect opportunity to go get something to eat.

Lionel Richie Tribute:

Listen. Yolanda Adams took me to CHURCH, do you hear me?  If she would’ve hit one more note I would’ve had no choice but to go ALL THE WAY IN!

Lionel Richie is so cool, man. Just easy breezy.

“Soul is a feeling, not a color. Talent is a God-given gift, and not a category.” —Lionel Richie

Busta Rhymes:



It was all fun and games, until I realized that the way we were looking at Busta last night is probably the way people who haven’t seen me since college are looking at me.

So yeah.  Back to the gym (and eating better) I go. Today.

That still doesn’t excuse Busta tho.  I mean, looking good is basically his job.  And he has the financial means (I think!?) to have people cook for him and trainers and such.

Civil Rights:

This was AMAZING.

Our forefathers REFUSED to be treated and classified as second class citizens.  I am so proud of the generations before me.  And I am so grateful for their sacrifice.

Myrlie Evers-Williams and Phylicia Rashad?  Such excellence, beauty, and strength.  I loved it.

However, as I was watching this I hated that the whole Beyonce and Jay Z “hitting the stage” (LOL) situation hadn’t happened yet.  THIS should’ve been the tone the BET Awards went off with.  And (at the time) was mad that “Drunk in Love” was going to follow (again, LOL).

Beyonce and Jay Z:

I’ll just copy my status on FB last night:

I don’t understand why people are mad that the Bey and Jay show was via satellite? Y’all just HAD to know they weren’t there. There would have been ALL kinds of press about them on the red carpet, backstage, everything. Come on.

What IS disturbing, however, is that BET couldn’t pay the $10.99 for the HD upgrade for a clearer picture. SMH had The Queen looking all blurry.

I STILL don’t get how people were mad that it wasn’t a live performance.

We would’ve ALLLLL known if Bey and Jay were going to be in attendance. Come on. Don’t do this.

I was happy that they did “Partition” and it made me even more excited for July 18th.  I’m. So. Ready.

Then you had illogical humans like this:


Like, do I even have to address the fact that “Partition” is BEYONCE’S song?  And that this was ONE PIECE of the entire concert?

Ugh. Shutup.

Moving forward:

Earlier I said BET Awards aren’t highly regarded in the music community.  I mean, it’s an award show where major artists/celebrities don’t even show up (*cough* Lupita *cough*).

And that’s because you have moments like Lil Wayne.  And people who don’t even bother to dress up.  And people who even show up in wife beaters and du-rags.  TO. AN. AWARDS. SHOW.

It’s like *we* don’t care, so why should others?

My (serious) question is, what can we do to make it better?

I’ll leave y’all with that.


Beyonce Cover: “Ex-Factor” – Lauryn Hill

I’ve been trying my HAAAAAARDEST to not watch videos and linger too long on the pictures from the On The Run Tour until I go to the concert on July 18th (I. CAN’T. WAIT.).

But when I saw that Bey covered “Ex-Factor” I had to go ahead and give in.

This literally gave me chills.  And not necessarily because of the singing, but because of the emotion behind it.  It could be that Bey is just doing what she does and is performing, but I don’t know.  It seems like she’s singing it like she may know something about it.

Anyway, what do y’all think?

One of the biggest offenses against marriage I’ve seen yet….

I was minding my business and watching Criminal Minds this morning when I saw a commercial for this new show called Married At First Sight.  I had to hop on YouTube to make sure I understood what was really going on.

Are. You. Kidding. Me?

I am disgusted, appalled, and ashamed.

Marriage is not some kind of a prize.  It’s not a competition.  It’s not a game.  It’s…serious. Sacred.  Have we all forgotten this?  Since when do we make a joke out of it?  Because that’s exactly what this is. A joke.

During the interview process one woman on here says that she’s been single for 8 or 9 months.  I mean, SO?

Girl…8 or 9 MONTHS?

That’s no time at all!?  Like, WUT??? That’s all it takes for you to be desperate enough to do THIS?

The sociologist says this is an experiment.  That this is an answer for those of us who are getting worn out with the current dating system (yes, cause CHILE I am TIIIIIIIRED, okay??).  And okay, fine.  But why take it so far?  Why not do an “experiment” where you are giving people EXACTLY what they say they want/need and then they have to be in a relationship for at least 6 months or something?  But MARRIAGE?

I can’t even be mad at the producers, etc. of this show.  I mean, I know people will come up with almost anything to make a dime.  But the participants are another thing.  To actually have people who are willing to go through something like this…It’s awful.  One woman on here says that she thinks this is “kinda crazy” but also “kinda cool.”



I’m done.

Just a few thoughts….

1.  Every single bathroom everywhere should come with the moist toilet wipes as an option. Every single one.

2.  Why do criminals trip about the death penalty?  They would rather spend their entire life locked up?  Nope.  I’d be like, “Cool, can we schedule this for next week?”

3.  Why do we (Christians) say, “I could’ve been dead and in my grave but I’m alive and etc etc etc?”  Isn’t that the point?  To die and live with Jesus forever and ever amen?

4.  Never ever put carbonated water (or any other carbonated drink, I guess) in a bottle with a spout and then close said spout.  And DEFINITELY don’t open that spout to drink said carbonated drink while driving. I’m just trying to help.

5.  Every single vending machine should come with a card swiper thingie.  Why hasn’t this happened?  It’s 2014.  I don’t understand.

6.  I just read that Charlie Baltimore is nominated for a BET Award.  And I know it’s the BET Awards so expectations should be very low, but I mean this is even ridiculous for them.

7. Ladies, I beg of you, PLEASE stop walking out the house with hair bonnets on.  I sometimes understand the scarfs.  But a full out bonnet?  Come on.  Then sometimes y’all have the nerve to have them in different colors. I just can’t.

8.  Have y’all seen that article or whatever that says we’ve been pooping all wrong?  That we should actually be squatting on the toilet to poop?  I think I’m gonna do a social experiment and let y’all know how that goes.  Don’t hold me to that though


9.  So the other day I was walking by the stairs at my job and I heard a “OHH!” and a thump.  I looked over the rail to see a kid laying on the flat part between flights like this:

LMAO.  I’m only laughing because 1. I asked him if he was okay and he said yeah, and 2. he then got up and started playing on the stairs again and almost died again.

10. Do any of you watch The Young and the Restless?  They get on my nerves.  Like all of my nerves.  And I don’t even watch any scene with Sharon anymore.  This woman has burned a house down, put a woman in a coma, and I’m sure she committed other felonies I can’t think of and she continues to walk around free living on the property of the man she married and his father…who she also married.  I can’t.

11. Being introduced to The Sims Freeplay has been nothing short of glory for me. Candy Crush who?

12. I put candy and mints out for people who come in my office but then it annoys me when they take too many.  I had this dude continue to take multiple chocolate nuggets.  And they are the good chocolate nuggets too! He was all like, “I’m sorry I keep eating your candy but it’s just so good and chocolate is my favorite.”  Ugh.  Have some couth.

13. Stop falling for the Herbalife swindle and learn how to eat.

14.  Speaking of which, I’ve been trying to lose 10 lbs for the past 3 years.  This has been unsuccessful.  In fact, it’s been more than unsuccessful. Seeing as though not only did I NOT lose that weight but instead GAINED, I would call that an epic failure.

15.  This happened.


And I’m just like…


16.  OMG this “On The Run” Tour is about to give me all of my life.  ALL OF MY LIFE!!! *squeals in excitement* Just look… Media preview



17.  Crawfish season is almost over and I think I’m going to fall into a slight depression?

18. Bow Wow said that after the BET Awards he will no longer go by “Bow Wow,” but by whatever his real name is instead.  I think it’s Shad something.  


Okay, Bow Wow.  You were lucky we dropped that “Lil.”

19. I can’t explain my affection for McDonald’s. I don’t care how many stories/pictures of pink mush y’all put up, I’m going. Period.

(And on that note, these fast food places really gotta chill with trying to make their food “healthy.”  Like, lower calorie/fat french fries, Burger King?  For what?  If I were really trying to be healthy I’m not going to be eating french fries in the first place? Stop it.)

20. WHATEVER you do, DO NOT Google image search “Fournier.”