Thursday, August 31, 2006
The reason Black men should remain in their sons' lives.
I never speak on Weezy and Birdman's relationship because it always makes me highly uncomfortable. WHO KNOWS what's up with those two. I don't think I could date a man who called his homeboy "Daddy". If I wasn't sick in the stomach, I'd be ashamed that he gave another nigga such hard props. Poor Lil Wayne. He (and countless other black males) need and want a father figure so bad that it's palpable.
(I wonder how many menage trois' they've had together.) Eww.
Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Foxy Brown received three years probation for the two counts of third degree assault. She must attend anger management courses. In addition, the two victims received orders of protection, meaning Foxy can't go near them.
The incident occurred in 2004 in a Manhattan nail salon. Brown claims she went there for a manicure and a pedicure, but only got a pedicure. Tempers flared after the salon charged her for both services but Brown would only pay for the pedicure. At that point, Brown, cellphone in hand, hit one of the victims in the face.
In an bizarre twist, a half-hour after entering the guilty plea, Brown went back to court and asked the judge if she could withdraw it because she felt rushed. Hizzoner denied her request, telling her she needed to file a written request and it would then be reviewed.
Here's one person she didn't assault:
Jackie O Tells How She Kicked Foxy's A--
CLICK HERE to download Beyonce's Creole.
They are going to HATE her for this one.
This isn't a great track, but it's ok. I really don't want to go here, but I must. In all fairness, I would be highly pissed off if a dark skinned sista made a song about "black bones". I'd feel left out, and I'd be offended at the skin color reference. I'd send a scathing letter to her record label.
I don't mind Beyonce singing about her Creole heritage, but I don't like the "red bone" and "yellow bone" references. I don't like what it insinuates, and I don't appreciate that the song throws us back 20 years. Granted, she does mention "brown bones", but those references are clearly thrown in just to avoid an uproar. It's obvious that Beyonce comes from that old "paper bag" group of Louisiana coon asses; she doesn't even realize how offensive the song can be. I LOVE Beyonce, but I don't want her to make songs like this.
Tuesday, August 29, 2006
No, Tyler Perry didn't lay a hand on Master P, but he should. Do you see this?!?! As a writer, I am appalled!
Is Master P's upcoming play the $5 version of the Madea dynasty? WTF?!?! I'm pretty sure he's violating some serious copyright laws with this.
In a recent article, Master P compares the play to Tyler Perry's box office hit Madea, which also began as a stage play. "Madea opened the door, and there hasn't been another character who could stand on his own," Master P says. "This is a great opportunity to open up a lot more doors for other people to have a play based around a character."
Yeah, she opened the door, but she didn't mean for your country ass to walk inside and take over her house. If you will allow me to go back to '85 -- Master P has got to be the most bitin' nigga in the game. He's one of the most talentless celebs out there, and he's been known to profit from another person's idea/originality. Why does P's play have to include a man dressed in drag, TOO? This is Tyler's chance to show us that he's a real man [insert snicker] and slap the accent out of Master P. Or at least sue.
I'll be you my last blunt that P's transvestite character will recite lines DIRECTLY out of Madea's mouth. Unbelievable!
Monday, August 28, 2006
Kendra Wilkinson, one of Hugh Hefner's girls who stars in the E! Channel's reality series The Girls Next Door, says that while filming a music video, Eminem attacked her. Well, not attacked/attacked, but he doused her with a bottle of water for no apparent reason.
Crazy white boy.
Here's the story from a pretty reliable source
And here it is from mediatakeout.com
Beyonce has been reprimanded by animal rights group People for The Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) after boasting about taping a baby alligator's mouth shut at a photo shoot for her new album. After consulting with British reptile biology expert CLIFFORD WARWICK, PETA activists are snapping back at the pop star for allowing something so cruel to take place. Knowles upset the animal activists by telling September's (06) Arena magazine that the taping incident was "my bright idea," adding the reptile was so distressed, "he peed on me."
Warwick has now teamed up with PETA to make sure Knowles knows that what she did was both cruel and insensitive. In a letter to the pop star, he writes, "Humans and alligators are not natural bedfellows, and the two should not mix at events such as photo-shoots. In my view, doing so is arguably abusive to an animal. "Humans have historically treated alligators badly. Skin and meat traders ranch them and slaughter them via slices through their spinal cords or bludgeon them with hammers. The alligator you handled probably faces this same end, after a life of confinement in captivity. "It seems a great pity that this animal's problems should be added to in the course of promoting your own work."
You know, when I first read that Beyonce taped a baby alligator's mouth shut, I thought "how cruel... AND how stupid of her to practically boast about it in public..." Don't get it twisted: I'm not a PETA person by any means. And, although I tried vegetarianism a few years back, I ended up eating so much pasta (and so few veggies) that I gained weight. So, I'll eat an animal, but I also believe that making an alligator piss on himself for a photo shoot is selfishly unnecessary.
I'm also thinking that Beyonce was either petrified or photoshopped into the above picture. I say photoshopped b/c the gators' mouths are open. (She really is that skinny.) And doesn't she look like she's ready to bolt at any second? I guess I just don't dig the pose. (Still love you, Bey!)
MAMA KNOWLES GETS MISS JONES SUSPENDED
Miss Jones recently behaved rather "ungraciously" when she ran into the Knowles' at Hot 97. She's been subsequently suspended. No, the showdown didn't happen on the air, but a few DJs witnessed it in the halls of Hot 97. CLICK HERE TO HEAR THEIR ACCOUNT
On the cool, Bey should have popped Miss Jones in the nose for disrespecting her mother like that. Seriously ranking on my mama to my mama = fightin' words
Sunday, August 27, 2006
I'll take these!
The owner of a New York boutique filed a complaint against Foxy Brown, alleging the rapper stole two expensive belts worth $400 last Thursday (Aug. 24).
Brown, who was a longtime client of upscale boutique Limpasse, allegedly went into a rage as she was picking up lingerie she left for alterations that had not been finished.
A surveillance camera captured Foxy Brown upset, cursing at the clerk and waving her arms wildly. According to the New York Post, the rapper allegedly haggled over the price of a gold rhinestone belt. She then put the belt in her bag and grabbed another one without paying.
Limpasse's owner Tony Khayat said that Brown had displayed "diva behavior" in previous encounters, but had never seen the rapper go to such an extreme.
Earlier that evening Brown allegedly almost attacked a 17-year-old family friend in Brooklyn. "She drove the car really close to me," Sheena Parker told the New York Post. "I was really surprised and said, 'Hey! What are you doing?'
Brown then allegedly got out of the car, shouting and running toward Parker before allegedly threatening the girl. Brown was allegedly dissuaded when irate motorists convinced Brown to drive away.
On Wednesday (Aug. 23), Brown skipped a court date in Jersey City Municipal Court to respond to charges filed by a former assistant.
Rasheeda Ellis accuses the Brown of terrorist threats [?], harassment and verbal abuse, after she attempted to collect back bay from the rapper.
A new court date of Sept. 26 has been set in that case. On Monday (Aug. 28), Brown will stand trial for for allegedly assaulting employees in a Manhattan nail salon last August.
You would THINK that after her hearing was restored, Inga would've stopped acting a fool. But, I'll give her the benefit of the doubt: she might be headed for a nervous breakdown; she might be on prescription drugs since the surgery; she might be broke (since I can't remember her last hit). Or, she might be an overindulgent, shopaholic divitch (diva+bitch) who's pissed because her star has fallen.
It would be nice if she could put all of this dramatic energy into a couple of audible songs.
Saturday, August 26, 2006
Kelly Rowland's "Addicted"
Cool song, and I am NO Kelly Rowland fan.
Kelis' interview with Wendy Williams.
DIDDY'S SEXINESS MIA
Not feeling the grill, #1, - and #2, where's the sexy?
Chingy: "Some Of The Hardest Dudes Come Up To Me And Tell Me They Love That Song."
He's such a first pick busta.
Danity Kane's newly released self-titled debut is the fastest selling album in the U.S., with 90,000 CD's sold on its first day in stores.
To the surprise of music industry watchers, the album is competing successfully with new offerings from proven popular artists such as Outkast and Christina Aguilera. Despite a lack of radio play, fans of the Bad Boy Records R&B group buzzed the singers' single online, making "Show Stopper" one of the most streamed songs on MySpace, with almost five and a half million plays. The full length album is currently the top seller on iTunes.
"Many people wrote off these girls as just a 'made-for-TV' group, but I believed in their talent from the beginning", wrote Sean "Diddy" Combs, in a statement released to the press. "The fans have spoken, and with their love and support, Danity Kane's dream is coming true. He added, "Sometimes word of mouth is better than radio and video play. This is the best kind of success, one that comes straight from the people."
Check out Showstopper, below:
I'm not a huge fan, but D. Woods is my favorite.
Dave Chappelle makes the band.
Thursday, August 24, 2006
DMX cancelled a week-long tour to entertain troops in Kuwait and Iraq. He offered no explanation. Simmons was scheduled to depart on his tour Aug. 22, but delayed his departure until Aug 23. His representative agreed to add a day to the original schedule. However, on Aug. 23, he failed to appear on time for his flight to Kuwait.
"We are extremely disappointed that DMX decided not to complete the tour he asked us to arrange for him," said John Hanson, USO senior vice president for marketing and communications. "When we announced this tour, troops were extremely excited about the possibility of seeing a performer they admired. We understand their disappointment."
DMX and Lauryn Hill should come with a warning: Book at your own risk.
Why do people keep expecting DMX to act less DMX-ish? You can't give a crack head a scheduled date and get mad when he doesn't appear. It's the risk you take.
Get ready for a segregated "Survivor." Race will matter on the upcoming season of the CBS show as contestants will be divided into four tribes by ethnicity. That means blacks, whites, Latinos, and Asians in separate groups.
The announcement was made on CBS' Early Show. Host Jeff Probst says the idea "actually came from the criticism that 'Survivor' was not ethnically diverse enough." He says the twist fits in perfectly with what "Survivor" does, saying the show is "a social experiment. And this is adding another layer to that experiment." Probst says contestants had mixed reactions to the racial divisions.
This time the new Survivors are stranded on the Cook Islands in the South Pacific. The castaways include a police officer, a heavy metal guitarist, an attorney and a nail salon manager. The new season of Survivor debuts September 14th.
Let's guess the nationality of the nail salon manager. Ha ha
This disturbs me. I don't run from racial strife and, indeed, I take a little pleasure in confronting (and fueling) racial discrimination and stereotypes -- but this show doesn't need to happen. What's the benefit beyond ratings? What's the network trying to prove? Are Whites still upset about the athletic prowess of Blacks? What's next? What's not off limits??
True, Blacks haven't been very interested in participating in Survivor (we have enough shit to navigate through indoors), but of course, the Black team will see victory. Then again, Mexicans fight sharks and pirates just to get to America. We had a ride over. *grunt*
Why pit races against each other? Instead of creating "singer petitions", we should create a petition against this utter b.s.
(I can't wait to see which team wins!)
Baby news doesn't excite me. Making a baby is the easiest thing you can possibly do in life. However, Puff and Kim Porter are reportedly expecting twin girls. Congrats!
ODDS AND ENDS
Mediatakeout.com is reporting that Kanye West got engaged to stave off rumors of a closer than close relationship with John Legend. I believe it.
Really, I didn't want to post this. I resisted as long as I could, but isn't it so embarassing? I'm not even white, and I'm embarassed for him.
Outkast Not Breaking Up, Still
[Break up] rumors are likely to be intensified after the release of the flick [Idlewild], which has a mere handful of scenes featuring Andre and Big Boi together.
"It was Bryan Barber," insisted Andre, looking over at a nodding Big Boi. "He wrote [the script] that way. It was just a clever way of not doing the obvious, where we are in every scene sharing the job.""It's unfortunate that people would look at it and say, 'They ain't wantin' to be in scenes together, because they don't like each other,' " he laughed. "We had nothing to do with the script, honestly."
"We love all you haters, man," Big Boi insisted, putting his arm around Andre. "They've been saying it for three records. 'They're breaking up?' 3 million albums. 'They're breaking up?' 4 million albums. 'They're breaking up?' 10 million records sold.
"Keep on, haters; we love the feeling you're giving us," he continued, looking at Andre.
"There's a brotherhood right here that nobody can dispel, between me and him. This is my dog. Before there was Outkast or a movie or anything, it was Antwan and Andre and we had an idea. There's a mutual respect here — we're not breaking up, we're just busy as hell and we can't be together all the time; we're grown men."
Click HERE (not on the the picture above) and scroll down until you SEE the picture above. Then click on the PLAY arrow.
I like the song playing in the background, "Resentment". Sista is feeling that. She's talking faster, also.
FULL-LENGTH SONGS FROM THE CD, BELOW:
Listen to "Kitty Kat" from B'Day:
This is pretty boring.
Listen to "Freekum Dress" from B'Day:
This one is kinda boring, too. But, I like it.
CLICK HERE to Listen to Upgrade U from B'Day
She sounds great on here. Strong voice. Nice exchange between she and Jay. Who cares if her subjects and verbs don't agree?
CLICK HERE to Listen to Get Me Bodied from B'Day
The title is wack, stupid, and dumb BUT she sounds great. Strong voice again.
CLICK HERE to Listen to Irreplaceable from B'Day
This is REAL nice.
To the Left. To the left
Everything you own, in a box to the left
In the closet, that's my stuff, yes
If I bought it, nigga, please don't touch
And keep talking that mess
Could you walk and talk at the same time?
And it's my name that's on that Jag,
So go move your bags
Let me call you a cab.
Standing in the front yard
How I'm such a fool
I'll never ever find a man like you
You got me twisted
You must not know 'bout me
You must not know 'bout me
I could have another you in a minute
Matter-of-fact, he'll be here in a minute, baby
You must not know 'bout me
You must not know 'bout me
I could have another you by tomorrow
So don't you ever for a second get to thinking
Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Yes, I feel "old" for this entry, but I have to do it.
Charlie Wilson: 40+, braids, posed, and supposedly straight. I'm troubled that R. Kelly might look like him in 10 years if he doesn't cut his hair. It's OK now for the lil pisser, but a man has to be careful about how long he sports braids. There has to be a specific and reasonable cut off date. And for God's sake, he shouldn't start wearing braids past 30 (ala Bobby Brown). But, I digress. That's not really the point.
The lead singer of the Gap Band can still sing. I laugh at him for looking like a caricature, but he's plenty talented. I really like his new song, No Words, although I'm sliiiightly disturbed by it. Only Charlie can sing from a woman's point of view and get away with it. (Well, Prince could, but that's Prince.) I can't help but think that Charlie, Last Name Wilson is singing this one to his lover. Bravo, Bitch. Bravo.
Click here to listen to NO WORDS
#1 - I'll never post any "NSFW" disclaimers. Just know that at any given moment, you may run into an inappropriate post. So don't come to this site with a full screen open; peek in.
#2 - An old picture of Keyshia Cole recently surfaced. Everyone is shocked and upset about this little g-string pic. Big deal. It's not like Keyshia's pulling an Eve or anything. And even if she was, so what? Didn't Keyshia tell y'all that her mother is a crackhead and that she had to fend for herself growing up? I'm sure there are more explicit pics floating around than the one above.
Everyone has a past, and if you don't, you're probably boring as f---.
I love seeing a man watching a woman he loves. Must be pretty nice right now, huh? She's Bossy and chillin on the charts and he's signed to Def Jam. I really hope Jay can help sexy Nas get some hits. I, of course, think Nas is the greatest of all time.
More pics from the party here.
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Viacom Inc.'s Paramount Pictures unit is ending its 14-year relationship with Tom Cruise's film production company because of the actor's offscreen behavior, the company's chairman said in an interview with the Wall Street Journal. Sumner Redstone, Viacom chairman, said the behavior of the star was unacceptable to the company.
Cruise, one of Hollywood's biggest stars, has been known more recently for his antics on U.S. television talk shows, including jumping up and down on Oprah Winfrey's couch to declare his love for Katie Holmes and criticizing the use of antidepressant drugs.
"As much as we like him personally, we thought it was wrong to renew his deal," Redstone was quoted as saying in the Wall Street Journal. "His recent conduct has not been acceptable to Paramount."
Apparently, if anyone acts a nigga, a pink slip can be issued.
Cruise: [On the phone with Redstone, prior to getting "the news"]
I'm on my way to see ya Redstone! Yeah buddy!
Redstone: [UNEASY] Are you Ok, Tom?
Cruise: [PUMPING FIST IN AIR] Whoooo hoooooo! Ab-sol-utely! Down with antidepressants - up with life! Yeah!
Redstone: [Puzzled, yet rolls eyes] Okaaaay..... Uhm, Tom, I wanted to talk to you about something -
Cruise: Can it wait til later? I'M kinda breast feeding Suri right now, and the little tiger bites! [Hearty laugh]
Redstone: You're...breastfeeding her?
Cruise: Yeah. I can do it all! Hey bud, I'll see ya soon. I'll just jog the 30 miles to your office. We can talk then, pal! Whooo hoooo!!!!
Redstone: [Trying to get a word in] Uhm Tom, about that -
Cruise: [Jumping up and down from chair to counter top...countertop to chair...] What is it guy??! I'm so psyched right now!
Katie Holmes: [From background, muffled] Help! Help!
Redstone: Tom? What's that?
Cruise: Oh! That's Suri. Just said her first words! A miracle kid we have here! [Shoves a Xanax down Katie Holmes' throat and puts "Suri" (Cabbage Patch Doll, limited edition) over Katie's mouth]
Katie: [Muffled.] Help me! He's cra-
Redstone: Tom, I'm sorry, but I can't let you waste a trip. We're going to have to let you go.
Cruise: [Thows doll down, puts hand on hip] You're what?
Redstone: We're going to let you go, Tom. You've just been too erratic lately. It's bad for our image.
Cruise: [Gripping hair, slapping face, scowling at Katie Holmes' sleeping body in the corner] Erratic?! Did you just call me erratic?
Redstone: Tom, I'm sorry -
Cruise: [Persing lips, pointing finger at phone] You just called me erratic! That's slander! I'll sue the boxers off your tight behind (no homo) and you'll never work in this town again, buddy!! May L. Ron Hubbard haunt your filthy soul! [Throws furniture, snots, calls Oprah.]
I guess Rhianna heard Beyonce's "Ring the Alarm" message loud and clear (see: dead body above).
Ms. Unfaithful ran out and got the first Barbadian man she could find. Sexy black, that he is :-).
Sunday, August 20, 2006
Just admit it: Puff's hot right now. Yung Joc. Cassie (Me & U sounds good un-live), and now Nicole Scherzinger from the P Cat Dolls. She is the real star of this lil gem. I love her rhythmic voice.
I love this song. Aside from Nicole's on-point vocals, it's always interesting watching Puff dance. Here he is, 15 lbs. heavier and noticeably knock-kneed, but still...sexy. And I love his perseverance. He does not stop. Baby mama drama, gun cases, and flops (Da Band, Faith's latest, Biggie Duets) -- yet he keeps right on making music, clothes, and cologne. Now, he's making hits again. It's a really good look.
If everyone one of us would apply that tireless drive behind everything we believe in, we'd be successful too. I hope that while we are loving the music, we are also learning the lessons behind it: Perseverance. Hard work. Believing in your dreams and contributing to their fruition every day.
Oh yeah, I have a play coming to the Encore Theater in March 2007 called Lovin' and Lyin'. You should enjoy it. More info later.
Saturday, August 19, 2006
Investigators don't believe Beanie Sigel was robbed and shot a block from his boyhood home three months ago, as the rapper claimed at the time, a detective said."No one believes him. We don't believe he was shot where he said he was shot," Detective Tracy Byard told the Philadelphia Daily News for Wednesday's editions. "There's a million-and-one holes in his story."
The 32-year-old rapper told police on May 25 that he was boxed in by two cars and then surrounded by several men. He was robbed of a watch and a chain worth $75,000 and $3,000 in cash, and then shot in the shoulder, according to the rapper's account.
But police said no one witnessed the shooting or heard any gunshots, nor were any shell casings recovered."We knocked on at least 30 doors in that area, and no one heard a thing," Byard said.In the hospital, Sigel argued with investigators when they tried to photograph his wound and questioned his story, Byard said.
Sigel briefly mentioned the shooting on a Sirius Satellite Radio show Friday night."My getting shot and somebody robbing me! Negative," Sigel said during The Aphilliates: The Streetz Is Watchin', a weekly hip-hop show. "I am on federal parole, so I can't get into details, but give me another nine months and I will tell y'all exactly what the deal was."
I've never seen a man try so hard to get noticed.
Maybe I'm wrong, but didn't Beans initially tell the cops that he'd been shot and robbed? But now he says, "Negative!" to being shot and robbed? Isn't there some kind of law against lying like that? And, if he beats the rap, should he really tell what happened? Or, should he just live, and stay the hell out of trouble?
The son of an 91-year-old woman who died slumped in her wheelchair after Hurricane Katrina — an image that came to symbolize the government's slow response to the catastrophic storm — sued the city and state Thursday.
Herbert Freeman Jr. accuses numerous state agencies and the city of New Orleans of gross negligence and willful misconduct in the death of his mother, Ethel Freeman. He claims he was ordered by New Orleans police to seek shelter at the city's convention center, even though no aid was available and there was no way out.
"Let's not forget, she survived the storm. The storm didn't get her. She didn't survive the rescue," said John Paul Massicot, an attorney representing the family.
"They kept saying she was a symbol of the hurricane. No, she's a symbol of neglect," Freeman said. (much more here - read it)
Being a native Houstonian and living among evacuees who are killing, car jacking, and acting a damn fool, I've somewhat supressed the tragedy of August 2005. I won't say that I've grown calloused - because I haven't - but the heartwrenching impact of Katrina hasn't been as gripping as it was some months ago. (I'm sure it's still very traumatic for those who experienced it.)
I'm a "feeling" person, so it's necessary for me to pull back from a situation that left kids, the elderly, the ill, and black familes...sick hot, stranded, and dying for about a week. So, I've had to focus on the thugs running amock in Houston.
Yet, the thugs aren't the Big Story. Yes, Houston has a higher crime rate and an increased population, but the Big Story is the Government's attempt to wipe out a whole city of Black people. Family oriented Black people. Hard working Black people. Interesting Black people. Singing, dancing, praying, believing, loving, and lively Black people. Pisses me off.
And then, there has been very little progress in restoring New Orleans. I don't expect the government to pay my bills (or anyone else's) but, I do expect them to do their job.
Check out Nola.com: Everything New Orleans
Also, don't forget Spike Lee's HBO Documentary "When the Leeves Broke", airing 8/21 - 9/26.
The two-part epic, which premiered at a special screening in New Orleans on Wednesday, airs on HBO on Monday and Tuesday nights, Lee featured several embarrassing film clips of Lt. Gen. Carl Strock, former chief of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, who was blamed for the failure of New Orleans' levees. He retired last week, citing personal reasons.
The documentary does not feature interviews with Strock or other federal officials involved in the tragedy. It does, however, showcase the struggle to save New Orleans and the city's uniqueness and indomitable spirit.
Why did you make this documentary?
I wanted to make a historical document of an American tragedy, and luckily HBO allowed me to do it. I did every single interview.
What struck you when you were putting it all together? What had the biggest impact?
Even though people were going through hell, a lot of them still had a sense of humor. But 75 percent of the population is not in New Orleans now. They want to come home, but they don't have a place to come home to.
Was it fair not to let the federal government defend itself in the documentary?
Nobody wanted to get on camera with me.
Whom did you ask?
(Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael) Chertoff turned us down. So did Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. (Former FEMA director) Michael Brown was the only one ... but he's just a scapegoat. I didn't want to deal with the peons. I wanted Condoleezza Rice, (President) Bush and Chertoff. But I don't blame them. They're not stupid. (more here)
Thursday, August 17, 2006
Snoop Dogg will make a cameo appearance in the current season of Showtime’s "Weeds," which had its second-season premiere on Monday at 10 p.m. The rapper, playing himself, taped an episode in which he buys a particularly potent brand of marijuana from drug dealing soccer mom Nancy Botwin, played by the show’s star Mary-Louise Parker. The weed is so on point that Snoop is moved to record a song about it.
You'll have to excuse me, but I inspected the "Ring the Alarm" video (which I love, by the way). I think Beyonce is trying to get a message across. Notice that when she says, "This is taking a toll. The way the story unfolds. Not the picture perfect movie everyone would assume...", she throws up the ROC when saying, "Not the picture perfect", then quickly opens her hands when saying "movie everyone would assume."
I tell you, I think she's about to Blow.
I've been looking for footage of the MTV All Eyes on Beyonce special, but I can't find it. I accidentally deleted it from DVR as SOON as I watched it! So I only have a one-time memory to rely on, but I could have sworn she made mention of "wanting to get a lot out while filming Dreamgirls". So, she says, she went to the studio and got it all out. "If I sound aggressive and rushed, I was, because I had a lot of things to say."
Then, she takes a subtle dig at Jay Z. "You know, you groom a man...make him step up his wardrobe [paraphrasing], expose him to new things, and then another woman comes along and benefits from it? I'll be damned if I see another chic on your arm!" While she's saying all of this, she keeps that southern smile on her face, and I almost - almost - missed what she was divulging. Get crunk Bey!
Wednesday, August 16, 2006
Love, love, love the song; undecided about the video.
I have been very hesitant to believe that these lyrics are directed at Jay and Rihanna, but come on... Song Lyrics Here.
This is the thing: Jay is Beyonce's first real love, and ladies, we all get a little crazy that first time. Beyonce is about to BLOW.
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Lil Wayne was arrested Monday in Atlanta on charges of possession of less than 1 ounce of marijuana and possession of a controlled substance, according to a copy of his arrest report obtained by MTV.
The 23-year-old MC (real name: Dwayne Michael Carter) was released from Georgia's Fulton County Jail on $11,000 bond following his arrest. Police claim the rapper was in possession of several unlabeled bottles — one containing 60 pills of Alprazolama, a generic form of Xanax that is used to treat anxiety disorders and panic attacks; another containing 59 hydrocodone pills — along with "two small burnt joints of marijuana," the report read.
According to Carter's arrest report, the rapper was staying at the Twelve Hotel in Atlanta's Atlantic Station when a hotel employee entered Carter's room to inspect a problem with the room's security systems. The employee said he noticed a gallon-size bag of what he believed to be marijuana; he also told police he smelled a "heavy odor of marijuana." The hotel's manager was summoned to the room and also claimed he smelled marijuana. Carter told both men to vacate his room, shut the door and fastened the security latch. Police were called shortly thereafter.
Officers entered Carter's room and began to search it; the arrest report said the rapper gave his consent for them to enter. Inside a small duffel bag, police found the prescription pills. The marijuana joints were uncovered in the room's garbage can, and a small amount of marijuana was discovered in the room's refrigerator. According to the report, a gallon-size bag of marijuana was not recovered. (more here)
Was there not one sober person in the crew assigned to check duffel bags, refrigerators, and other places that potheads can't remember to check? Why didn't somebody get rid of everything before the cops returned?
I know it's been discussed before, but now I completely understand the vitality of a good, clear-headed weed carrier.
If WeezyDon'tForgetthe'F'Baby understands this and does, indeed, have a WC on payroll, he needs to give that dude a pay cut and a piss test.
Weed Carrier Awards
Monday, August 14, 2006
Bey's not as dumb as you thought.... she's surely not letting the little coattail riders from DC run the show. Michelle throws her a salty look, but that idiot Kelly just bows down and shuts her mouth. Get a spine, Kelly!
Jermaine Dupri recently posted yet another disturbing message on Janet's online message board. Read it if you dare:
WHATS UP YALL I JUST WANTED TO HITCHALL AND GIVE YOU MY VIEWS ON MTV I THINK YALL SHOULD DIRECT ALL THAT ENERGY TOWARDS ALL THE PLACES THATS PLAYIN THE VIDEO IE VH1,106 AND PARK,MUCH MUSIC ECT....
I KNOW I TOLD YALL TO VOTE AT MTV BUT I NOW FEEL YOU NOT GIVEN THEM THAT ATTENTION HURTS THEM EVEN WORST ALL THE PRESS THERE GETTIN FROM RADIO SAYIN THE FANS ARE UPSET CONTINUES TO MAKE THEM FEEL NEEDED I KNOW SOME OF YOU ARE NOT GONNA AGGREE BUT WHATEVA.PSAS FOR THE GUY THAT POSTED I SWITCHED MY MINDSET IM ALLWAYS THE SAME PERSON WITH EVERY RELEASE I BELIEVE URBAN ARTIST SHOULD BE ON URBAN RADIO FIRMLY
JANET GOT PUT IN A VERY BAD POSITION WITH THE URBAN STATIONS LAST ALBUM.
SHES A ALL AROUND ARTIST SO SHE HAD TO VISIT ALL RADIO BUT MY FOCUS WAS NOT POP I KNEW THAT IF WE DID'NT CLEAN UP THE MISTAKES THAT WERE MADE LAST RECORD WE DID'NT HAVE A CHANCE IN HELLTODAY COM GOES TO # 7 ON THE BUILDING CHART WHICH MEANS MY PLAN IS WORKING I GOT JANET A TOP 10 RECORD THAT COULD SOON BE # 5IM BOUT TO TAKE OFF UMA HOLLA ATCHALL
WTF is this?
Apparently, retarded people can be successful producers, too. I always joke that JD rode the short bus to school, but now I know that nigga rode in the front seat.
I hate Cassie for this. She sounds like a 5 year-old singing karaoke!!
I like this. Rick Ross might actually be a two hit wonder.
Sunday, August 13, 2006
Kanye West is engaged, several sources have confirmed to PEOPLE exclusively. West, 29, proposed to his girlfriend, Alexis, while overseas for two weeks recently, sources close to the singer tell PEOPLE. Alexis, whose last name and occupation were not immediately available, was West's girlfriend prior to his October 2002 car accident. (more here)
So, I guess this means Kanye and John Legend broke up? Or, are they going to pull an Eddie Murphy/Johnny Gill? I love Kanye's music, don't get me wrong, but something about his close friends (sans sexy Common) have made me raise one eyebrow.
Spokeswoman Kim Bruce said Ashwak Saleh was taken into custody and charged with possession of a prohibited weapon after she displayed a 13-inch machete on the sidewalk outside the White House. Saleh was arrested at 2:20 p.m. and taken to Washington Metro Police Department 3rd district for processing.
Witnesses said Saleh was sitting on the sidewalk when she pulled the machete out of a leather sleeve and began sharpening it on the edge of the sidewalk. The witnesses said passersby then alerted Secret Service officers, one of whom approached the woman and told her to "Drop the blade."
To that, Saleh said, "What are you going to do -- shoot me?"
The witnesses said the officer repeated his command, then took Saleh into custody when she wouldn't comply.
What if the machete weilder had been named D'Andre Jackson? I'm pretty sure the story would have went something like this:
A 32-year-old thug wielding a machete was killed Sunday outside the White House.
Witnesses said D'Andre was sitting on the sidewalk when he pulled the machete out of a leather sleeve and began sharpening it on the edge of the sidewalk. The witnesses said passersby then alerted Secret Service officers that "a rapper guy had a knife".
Secret Service men then surrounded the man and told him, "Drop It!"
To that, D'Andre said, "What are you going to do -- sh--?"
At that point, all of the Service men fired until their guns were empty. Some reloaded, others knew it was over.
Funk Master Flex recently asked one-hit-wonder Cassie to rank various male celebs. 10 being the best and 1 being the worst:
Flava Flav: 2
Bow Wow: 8
Derek Jeter: 5
Justin Timberlake: 7
Juelz Santana: 6
Dwayne Wade: "I don't know who that is."
Yung Joc: 7 --"That's because I know him."
Young Jeezy: 5
T.I.: 10! -- "He definitely gets a 10. But, for the record, I exchanged info with his girl. I'm not that type of chick."
So, basically, Cassie wants to appear "moral", but still wants to get the word out to T.I. that she's down. Tiny is what, 40? So she knows what's up with the comment.
"Yesterday I got a phone call from Big Boi and he said that on some hip-hop Websites that the headlines were reading something to the effect of, 'It's Official: Outkast Is Broken Up,' or something like that," Andre said.
"And man, we're looking at it like, where is this sh-- coming from? I was on 'TRL' today to release a new video, and I meant to say something [about the situation] on the air. But the way they had the questions set up, I didn't have a chance to do it." Andre says that the rumors are not just on the Internet, but very much in the streets."
"N---as hit me in the street like, 'Yeah man, I heard the bad news. Sorry to hear about that,' " Andre continued. "I'm like 'Man, what are you talking about?' Everything is still tight, most definitely." (more here)
I love Outkast like Beyonce loves Jay-Z, but I am prepared for them to announce an official split sometime after Idlewild. I was mad at Andre 3000 for not wanting to rap anymore, but come on...he's a grown man. He can choose to switch up professions and stop rapping if it's not in his heart. Truth be told, I'm still upset about his departure from Erykah Badu, but 'taint my life.
Outkast (minus Big Boi) - Idlewild Blues
Outkast (minus Andre) - Morris Brown
Idlewild - Trailer
Can't wait to see the movie on August 25.
Free, from 106 & Park, has a new song on her Myspace page called I Love You. It's actually pretty good. She has a really good soulful, yet new sound. I'd like to hear something else.She does rap there at the end (Eve-like), but it's cool.
I miss Free and AJ on 106 & Park. The few times that I've tuned in post-Free and AJ, I've wanted to throw something... hard... at the television.
Free - I Love You
Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know: short men get with tall women everyday. But, still. Ciara and Chris Brown look so cute together...
No, they aren't a couple. :-(
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Wednesday, August 9, 2006
"...and that's ho-o-oow it's gonna beeeee....."
Cherish - Unappreciated -- Song download.
I think the funniest statement I've heard on television is when Flava says, "There's a Wild Gorilla runnin' round loose in that bathroom." CLASSIC.
Check out the clip of the "Wild Gorilla" aka "Somethin" taking a dump on Flave's stairs. The amazing part is that he didn't kick her and her soggy drawers out of the house right then and there!
Tuesday, August 8, 2006
This song is going to blow WAAAY up, real soon.
I will be the first to admit that I am a hardcore Beyonce STAN, but even the haters must bow after this one. Of course, everyone is going to say that this song is dedictated to
Ring the Alarm - radio rip
Thursday, August 3, 2006
Ok, who cares about tact?
Cassie's singing about doing a Superhead. Really, I don't care. She can make her money however she sees fit. Female rappers rap about it everyday. In case you are skeptical that this is actually Cassie in this video, she even speaks about it on her personal blog. It's her.
Is Puff humping a MAN? Ok, THIS isn't the story, but it damn sure needs to be!
According folks in ATL, Puffy tried to pay off a chic named Sara ($1M) to keep quiet about the baby she just had for him. She didn't accept the money, but Kim is supposed to be irrate and threatening to leave.
#1 - would he care? and #2 - would she dare?
HELL NO. I think Puff could screw Kim's sister, aunt, cousin, and mama in her face and she'd still be down.
If I were Puff, I would have long ago forgotten what coochie actually feels like. With all the money he has he shouldn't raw bang anythang -- not even himself. Never know: the maid might run into some of that expensive semen and file suit.
In a recent press conference, Sam Donaldson asked Bush if Mel Gibson should be forgiven. Bush laughed and replied, "Is that Sam Donaldson? Forget it, you're a has-been. We don't have to answer has-been's questions."
So, in one full swoop he dissed both Donaldson and Mel Gibson. Hey, I can't lie...I don't care if the dude is prejudiced or not. We all are behind closed doors ... and when we're stupified drunk.
Pretty gangsta how he didn't respond to the question.
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How can you NOT love Trina? Well, if you don't love her, you will once you hear Trina's diss track to Khia (My Neck, My Back, Damn Shole Not my Face) and B.G.
Here's just a taste of what's in store:
What's beef? Beef is when a bitch titties lookin like they sleep.
Beef is when her clothes lookin like dirty sheets...
Beef is when you sound like a motherfuckin sheep [insert B.G.s baaaa baaaa]
Beef is when a street nigga beefin with a chic
Beef is when you brag on another nigga's dick...
Download TRINA - What's Beef?
Here's the deal: If you're going to do a reality show staring a crackhead, AT LEAST show the nigga smoking some crack. Show him making a score. Running into other crackheads. SOMETHING!!!
In an earlier post, I made the MISTAKE of applauding DMX's reality show. Now, after only 3 or 4 episodes, I can't even watch it anymore. It's...the worst reality TV I think I've ever seen. Golfing, playing pool, hanging with rednecks, and showing a fallen out root canal? Come on X. You aint doing SHIT. I'm so bored with his antics that it's not even funny.
*Wait* This just in!
DMX recently went ballsistic behind the scenes of 106 & Park. Apparently, he thought he was supposed to be on the show on July 31, but JANET was scheduled for that day. So, he cussed and fussed and then went outside.... for a prayer circle. THIS is what I want to see on his reality show!
Homegirl has a brilliant description of the day's events here.
Exactly WHAT are they praying for?
Him to get in the show or for him to get off THAT SHIT?
If I'm wrong, and DMX isn't a crackhead...well...never mind, I'm right.