While perusing RonaldMatters.com I came across this video of President Obama continuing his support of LGBT Americans by encouraging the community with this video on Pride Month. My president/uncle is so awesome. He continues to amaze me and others, and his actions will hopefully work in his favor.
Ever since his declaration of supporting the LGBT community, other prominent, black individuals have also come out, so to speak. Jay-Z and T.I. have both been recorded giving their support, something I wouldn’t image a rapper ever doing.
Check out the video of Obama promoting courage within the community after the jump. And have a happy Pride Month everyone. What will you be doing to celebrate?
Nicki Minaj sat down with The Breakfast Club this morning to further discuss the shade she received before her Summer Jam set. You think this would be squashed (or the right person would have been addressed) after she adjusted Funkmaster Flex’s lacefront last night during their phone call. Speaking of, peep this tweet that killed me. Man.
Anyway… Nicki told The Breakfast Club that she would’ve never performed Starships in the first place, which I knew already. Starships is not for that crowd. The girl ain’t stupid.
“After all of this has been said and done, I wasn’t going to do Starships. And I think people know that. I’m way smarted than that. I know what people wanted to see. I think it was just someone trying to be sarcastic…. It was horrible timing. It was in bad taste. Everybody makes mistakes, but you got to own your mistakes…. That’s the problem.”
Charlamagne brought up the fact that Lil Wanye pulled out all of Young Money instead of just taking Nicki out. I guess @Brookandthecity was right when she said, loyalty is vintage. Nicki mentioned Lauryn Hill’s statement about the event being taken too far, then all of the other artists that had something to say.
The interview proceeded with the discussion about Foxy and how their connection was so out of the blue. Only because Lil Kim said Nicki was copying her after taking a pic with Missy Elliot and Eve, but okay.
Then, they talked about an apparent funeral scene that Nicki was going to do to represent Kim. Goodness, rumors are deadly. Then Nicki had to go and call Kim irrelevant. Goodness.
I don’t even want you to finish that sentence because That’s not even in my character and that’s ridiculous. Let’s stop with all the rumors that are giving people false hope that they’re relevant. Please. I’m not about to come on my stage and bring death on my stage. I’m thinking about life and love and thats it. We’re just bigging up each other. Nobody that’s irrelevant would’ve become relevant on my stage.
I love that The Breakfast Club brought up the issue about Nicki using the female card. This was a good interview, but I still want her to talk to Peter Rosenberg since he said that he would never apologize to her.
Check out the interview after the jump courtesy of Miss Jia.
Ever since Nicki Minaj’s debacle with Hot 97′s Summer Jam yesterday, everyone has been talking. Lauryn Hill took to her Twitter to “clear up an inaccuracy” about the claims that she was to perform during Nicki Minaj’s set. Here’s what she had to say:
No disrespect to Nicki, but I need to clear up an inaccuracy. I was not scheduled to be a special guest on her set at Summer Jam, I was invited by Nas to perform with him. I don’t have details on exactly what transpired between the station and the artists, but I do support artists standing by their beliefs, and walking with integrity. We have to find a better way to commercially exploit music, while giving artists their proper respect. This cannot be done while taking their contributions for granted, or trying to control the scope of their growth and power through threats and fear tactics. We can do better than this, there is a better way, or else ‘we’ (the proverbial we) find ourselves in danger of being hypocrites!!!
Ms. Lauryn Hill
Welp. Ms. Lauryn Hill has spoken, and it almost sounds like she’s against the terrible actions that transpired yesterday. What say you?
Peep the performance of her doing a few verses from Ready or Not and Lost Ones before doing If I Ruled The World with Nas after the jump.
The Beyonce Live at Revel trailer was uploaded a few days ago to the BeyHive app. I’m not sure if this confirms that there will be a DVD, but my peers who went to the concert did say there were cameras everywhere. I can’t wait to learn all the choreography this summer.
Check out the video after the jump and post your thoughts.
Marques Houston sat down with Hot 97′s morning show to discuss Raz B’s recent excerpt from his upcoming book, This Boy’s Life. In it, he details the members of B2K and other artists like Chris Brown and Bow Wow as a bunch of homosexual bottoms that got tossed around by Chris Stokes and each other way back when. Raz B’s claims of Marques Houston being a pedophile himself even comes up in the interview, and Marques bashes all that with declarations of Raz being an “attention whore” specifically when Marques has a project coming out…..
It was a big joke to me. If you think about the time frames when this guy starts up. Its always around my album coming out, my album release, and now my movie release is coming out, so he is talking more. But its all lies! It’s all BS…. He’s an attention whore. He wants that attention because B2K was huge and everybody knows how big B2K was. And when something like that is stripped from you, and you can’t get any fame you go to the extreme measures. And the dude is psycho.
You have to think about who he is mentioning. For one, I don’t even think Raz has ever met Chris Brown. Chris Brown and Raz B have no connection. I know Omarion and Chris Brown are really cool but then he starts mentioning Bow Wow. It’s like, who hasn’t he mentioned? Is he going to mention that God did something to him next?
Marques continued on with Raz’s addiction to drugs and being unable to be in the same room as him because he’s so fake. It was a side eye moment when Marques mentioned the convenience of Raz’s claims always coming out when he had a project. Who remembers Marques‘ last album, and is this film hitting theaters everywhere?
I can honestly say that I agree that this is probably a big publicity stunt, because Raz does sound crazy and too many of the people he’s against is on the same side and pushing this under the rug. Or maybe they’d rather keep it under the rug for possible reasons. You never know.
Check out the interview after the jump and post your thoughts. And shout out to Miss Jia for that link back on her site. Girl, I see you.