Congrats to singer/Actor Tyrese Gibson.

The R&B crooner made the announcement on the ‘gram today that he married his girlfriend (name unknown) on Valentine’s Day.

The touching post includes a video, accompanied by the song by Brian Courtney Wilson’s, “I’ll Just Say Yes”.

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Congrats to the beautiful couple!

Two of the ladies of Hip Hop, Remy Ma and Nicki Minaj, are the talk of these internet streets!!

The women served each other verbal annihilation on some diss tracks, and both tracks, especially Remy Ma’s, has the internet going bonkers!!

Before I share my thoughts, hit play for both tracks below!

 

Gucci Mane & Nicki Minaj- “Make Love”

Remy Ma-“shETHER”

First…let me just say… Remy’s diss track left Nicki so exposed, my soul delve into a sea of humiliation for her!
Homegirl done went in from her “fake ass” to her brother who’s an alleged child molester.

In my opinion, I think the internet only generated mad hype for Remy’s track, because she apparently stated what’s being said as “facts”, according to Hip Hop enthusiasts.

Despite being entertained by it all, I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t point out the obvious problematic situation within this so-called beef between these two women. It’s something that’s been going on for a long time in this industry and as a woman, I’m over it.

This beef pulls the rug out and reveals two major factors…the lack of sisterhood and the lack of support for women in the Hip Hop industry.

Now, don’t get me wrong…I’m well aware that diss tracks have been around for a long ass time. Hip-Hop wouldn’t be TRUE Hip-Hop without a good diss track between artists. Especially when the dissing doesn’t result to violence &/or death.

My issue is the underlying problem in society with black women being looked at as “catty”, “bitchy”, and simply don’t get along. This “beef” between these two iconic artists feeds into that perception.

This beef between Remy and Nicki has me wondering one thing…Can the Hip-Hop industry learn to support sisterhood, female empowerment, and use these two artists as the catalysts for change in how society views black women?

When “Ladies Night” came out in the nineties, I was just in awe of the female MCs who participated in that project. I thought it was dope how some of the biggest female Hip-Hop artists of that time got together and release FIYAH! Not only that, they revealed an admirable display of female empowerment, by proving to the Hip-Hop community and the world that when women get together, amazing things can happen! Especially black women!

 

This is what I want for Remy and Nicki. Both women are respected as great Hip-Hop artists in their own right. They both are dope with lots of fans, so I can only imagine how they’d be if they work together.

 

Do you think if Queen Latifah and MC Lyte dissed each other like this, this would happen?

In such a male-dominated industry, I think it’s important for the female MCs to do their part in advocating women supporting women. Especially when they are in the same line of work.

It only makes sense.

But, I guess, as with all entertainment, folks like drama. The Hip-Hop industry has always been “slick” with how they promote. They will bring in two popular MCs, somehow get them in the studio to freestyle soul-crushing lyrics about one another, and hype that shit to get the people talkin’.

Once the people start talkin’ (and bloggin’), the money rolls in.

That’s how the industry works.

In my humble opinion, the industry thrives off drama. What better way to set shit off then to get two opinionated black women, who both strive to become queens in the rap game, and use them against one another?

If there’s one thing we know about Beyoncé fans AKA The BeyHive, anything you say about the entertainer can be used against you, and you will get STUNG by the hardcore admirers!

It seems like legendary musician Carlos Santana is feeling the sting from the hive after The New Zealand Herald published a recent interview with Santana. He revealed his thoughts on Adele’s Grammy win over Beyoncé. Read below!

 

“I think that Adele won because she can sing, sing,” Santana told AAP.

“With all respect to our sister Beyoncé, Beyoncé is very beautiful to look at and it’s more like modelling kind of music – music to model a dress – she’s not a singer, singer, with all respect to her,” he said.

“Adele can sing, sing. She doesn’t bring all the dancers and props, she can just stand there and she just stood there and sang the song and that’s it, and this is why she wins,” Santana said.

 

Santana took to his Facebook to recant his comment…

 

What are your thoughts on what Santana said?

 

’60 MINUTES’ has given me more reason to tune in on Sunday nights.

The G.O.A.T and talk show queen, Oprah Winfrey, is joining ’60 MINUTES’ as a special contributor in the Fall of 2017. The news magazine confirmed via Twitter on Tuesday. January 31st.

 

 

 

“There is only one Oprah Winfrey,” said Jeff Fager, the news magazine’s executive producer. “She has achieved excellence in everything she has touched. Her body of work is extraordinary, including thousands of interviews with people from all walks of life. She is a remarkable and talented woman with a level of integrity that sets her apart and makes her a perfect fit for 60 MINUTES. I am thrilled that she will be bringing her unique and powerful voice to our broadcast.”

 

“I’ve been a big admirer of 60 MINUTES since my days as a young reporter,” said Winfrey. “I’m so excited and proud to join forces with this historic news program, which for me represents the bastion of journalistic storytelling. At a time when people are so divided, my intention is to bring relevant insight and perspective, to look at what separates us, and help facilitate real conversations between people from different backgrounds.”

Congrats to the Queen!

Every New Edition fan and music lover alike are coming off their high after the super successful 3 part B.E.T mini-series, ‘The New Edition Story’.

According to Sisqo of Dru Hill, the Baltimore-based crooners could be the next super group to bring forth a B.E.T biopic.

Sisqo posted an image of him and his fellahs on stage with a caption that has fans developing anticipation.

After realizing the spelling error, he quickly corrects it, leaving the speculation fueling with the caption, “we got next”.

 

 

I guess Ginuwine is feeling somewhat “inspired”. According to his recent post about a potential biopic, he would be the “Bobby Brown” of the story.

I’d prefer to see a BoyzIIMen biopic! That would be dope! Especially since they had a cameo in the NE story. Big ups to Mike Biv for puttin’ MY favorite group out there for the world.

I wouldn’t mind a Dru Hill biopic, as well. After all, they are reppin’ my hometown of Baltimore. I’m proud of those guys, for sure!

Which group/solo artist you like to see a B.E.T biopic on?

Prayers up for Hip Hop’s royal couple, Remy Ma and Papoose, as they recover from a miscarriage.

On a recent episode of Love & Hip Hop, Remy reveals to Pap that she’s pregnant with their first child. In one scene, they’re both overjoyed with the news. By the next, they were in mourning.

On top of the miscarriage, the couple was informed by their doctor that due to the emergency surgery Remy needed for the ectopic pregnancy, Remy would not be able to carry a pregnancy to full term.

Remy told viewers, “I promised my husband that I would give him the child that he’s been asking me for since almost the day he met me and I can’t do that anymore.”

 

Remy took to the ‘gram to thank fans for their support and to add that she will continue to try for a child.

 

First, thank you to everyone that sent their congrats as well as condolences🙏🏽 This was a hard time for me & my husband & we thought long and hard before deciding to share this part of our lives with you all. I was totally against it but in a fit of crying @papoosepapoose said ” you are not the only one going thru this , we will get thru it” …made me realize how many women like myself experience the same thing and don’t have a strong partner by their side to say it will be alright. So I’m here to tell anyone going thru a similar situation that it is not over and God has the last say so Thank you to the staff at the hospital I was in; you all were super nice & respectful and did everything to ensure I was comfortable. And to Dr. Razmzan , who came to perform my surgery at 5am, who tried his best to leave me scarless and succeeded, who eased any fears I had- THANK YOU, & don’t retire yet cuz once we find the right in vitro dr you have to deliver my babies 😘#BlackLove #RemyMa #MeetTheMackies

A video posted by Remy Ma (@remyma) on

Chrisette Michele recently visited ‘The Breakfast Club’ to further explain why she performed at Trump’s inauguration.

She also shared why she didn’t attend the Women’s March and her disappointment in director, Spike Lee, who removed her music from his Netflix project.

At one point during the interview, Charlemagne adds that Chrisette “took a lot of heat” after she admitted to not ever meeting Trump.

“I took a lot of heat because I want to unify America”, Chrisette replies.

 

okay girl

 

Peep that at mark 8:20 or just watch the whole video.

 

 

As the dragging of Chrisette Michele continues, the songstress responds to critics, including Questlove and Spike Lee, with a very lengthy poem.

Questlove tweeted that he would pay Chrisette not to perform at Trump’s Inauguration celebration. Spike Lee was gonna use Chrisette’s music for his Netflix project, ‘She’s Gotta Have It’, but said NO MA’AM once the news broke.

 

In Chrisette’s poem, she calls Spike “a crook from Crooklyn” and expresses that it’s “HER DAMN AMERICA”. Read the poem in its entirety in her Instagram caption.

LINK IN BIO | No Political Genius I am the black song that Spike Lee won't sing I am the black voice inauguration bells ring I am the black sheep disguising the scared wolf No I am the black elephant in the red room, scared shook White House invites me, you can call me their coon I am the butterfly growing from slavery's cocoon I carry the mantle with God as my goon He provides the life support, I'm dying singing his tune Church folks may not clap, but I'll sing there song Hip hop for Jay Z, now you say You Lost One R&B for Def Jam, Rich Hipster for Brooklyn But Spike won't pay me, A Crook from Crooklyn I'm Still a BLACK GIRL – MAGIC I'm still American – Tragic I'm still Born Again – Miracle And We're on the border line – Pinacle The brink of love or destruction This is the junction Will we divide in consumption Of social media productions Or will we finally unite Win the 200 year fight 70's fists up unite Or did MLK die for spite No political genius But I won't let this defeat us I refuse to back down I'll use my art as my crown And you can call me your fool Rehearse lines you didn't learn in school They won't be my definition Or defining moment, Not my vision Or my anger, I won't own it Or my prison, Nope won't condone it They will be my ammunition To fight the system We will win them Hope is alive This is my stand in For John Lewis And Ben Carson Quest Love, Spike Lee And before them I won't divide now That's not smart now God before me I won't back down This is MY damn America now Came on a boat Now I'll Rock It Gave me the mic Now I'll Rock It Gave me the vote Didn't profit… And I'm NO POLITICAL GENIUS But these ain't politics as usual I'm no mad dog but I rebel May I revel In the freedom of speech In the art standing for peace Basquiat style Paint streets On the front lines Let's meet We can sing one song Victory And one anthem Land of the free As one army You and Me A political genius I'll never be #NoPoliticalGenius

A photo posted by chrisettemichele (@chrisettemichele) on

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What are your thoughts on Chrisette’s poem?

Missed Chrisette’s performance with Gospel artist, Travis Greene? Press play below!

 

Congrats to Keshia Knight-Pulliam!

The actress best known for her role as youngest Huxtable child, Rudy on The Cosby Show, has given birth to a baby girl named Ella Grace, she announced Monday on Instagram.

“Ella Grace has arrived!!!” Pulliam captioned a photo of her daughter’s feet in a pair of fluffy socks

Ella Grace has arrived!!! 📸: @mrpulliam

A photo posted by Keshia Knight Pulliam (@keshiaknightpulliam) on

After reports of Jennifer Holiday stepping down from performing for Trump’s inauguration, word on these internet streets is that Chrisette Michele was added to the list. Although Chrisette has yet to confirm or deny the reports, fans black twitter has gone as far as to tweet the singer that she’s “coonin’ for coins”.

Via NY Daily News:

We’re told that the deal was reached a week ago, but has been kept “a big secret” because Michelle’s camp feared the seven days of criticism that would surely lead up the divisive President-elect’s big day. They became especially concerned when Jennifer Holliday, who’d committed to performing for PEOTUS last week, withdrew amidst heavy pressure on Monday, citing “a lapse of judgment.”

Our insiders say inauguration organizers first reached out to Michele’s team asking her to perform the song “Intentional” with singers Travis Greene, Jonathan McReynolds and Tye Tribbett — the same trio with whom she did that tune on BET’s “Celebration of Gospel” broadcast one year ago. We’re told that plan fell apart when at least two of those three singers declined the offer. But, according to our sources, Michele agreed to sing for the Prez so long as she could perform an R&B set.

She will join veteran country warblers Toby Keith, 55, and Lee Greenwood, 74, 81-year-old Motown singer Sam Moore (of “Sam and Dave” fame) and 90s pop-rockers 3 Doors Down in the nation’s capital for two days of activities, beginning Thursday. Bruce Springsteen cover band “The B Street Band” was slated to rock out at an inaugural party for Trump in New Jersey, but withdrew last week amid criticism from members of The Boss’ actual band.

Since the news broke, Chrisette’s Twitter mentions turned into shambles!

Even Questlove offered to pay Chrisette himself for her NOT to perform!

What are your thoughts? Do you think this is a career suicide for Chrisette Michele?

Legendary comedian, host, author, and one of the few socially conscious celebrity voices, DL Hughley, held nothing back when he recently took to social media, expressing his thoughts on Trump’s motives for Black Americans.

In the video, DL argues Trump’s reasoning for meeting with black celebrities such as comedians, athletes, and rappers.

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This comes after news of his boy, Steve Harvey, meeting with Donald Trump, which has #BlackTwitter turning Harvey’s mentions into shambles!

About my meeting with @realdonaldtrump …

A photo posted by Steve Harvey (@iamsteveharveytv) on

What are your thoughts?

Since the release of the trailer for a British TV show, highlighting a white actor portraying Michael Jackson, there has been mixed reaction throughout the internet.

Michael’s daughter, Paris, spoke out against production and the actor, Joseph Fiennes’ playing her late father.

When asked about her thoughts, she replied in a series of tweets, expressing her disdain for the cringe-worthy project.

Read below!

 

 

What are your thoughts?