In her latest attempt to promote her 3rd annual SlutWalk event, Amber Rose does what she does best…get people talkin’!!

Ms. Rose recently posted a partially nude pic of her neatly-trimmed vagina with the caption, “#amberroseslutwalk amberroseslutwalk.com.”

For the furry kitty cat supporters, click link below for unedited photo!

 

Unedited photo

Not long after, Amber posts a video and shares that Instagram deleted the pic, but not before her followers snatched it. She posted this video in response to the Instagram snatch.

 

Her controversial image has been circulating all day, exposed to some feminists who are side-eyeing the socialite/model/author/host and questioning her motive.

Before we get into whether Amber’s feminist movement is misrepresented, let’s get into the history of her Slutwalk movement.

The birth of the Slutwalk happened in Toronto, Canada in 2011 when a police officer suggested to women that we  “should avoid dressing like sluts as a precaution against sexual assault”. The first Slutwalk was organized in April of 2011. It gained national coverage, creating mass awareness about rape culture and slut-shaming. The slutwalk became a  transnational movement of protest marches calling for an end to rape culture, including victim blaming and slut shaming of sexual assault victims. During these marches, women dress in scantily-clad outfits and carry protest signs with bold statements!

 

Amber carries on the Slutwalk tradition in California and this year, she will hold her 3rd annual event. On her website, the mission states…

“The Amber Rose SlutWalk aims to impact and uplift while shifting the paradigm of rape culture. The event provides a safe, all-inclusive space to entertain, educate, and empower.”

I think Amber is doing a phenomenal job, but it leads me to the question…

How does pubic hair correlate to feminism?

I asked this very question on Facebook and my very opinionated FB friends had interesting responses. Take a read at some!

 

 

There were some valid points made and I get that part of feminism is expressing your sexuality and having confidence in your body. However, some feminists are giving Ms. Rose a hard time, expressing that she is anything but and that her image is just a thirst trap.

I guess that leads to another question…what IS feminism?

I define feminism as female empowerment through equality and enhancement of all things women. A feminist stands up for women’s rights, fights issues against women, and support other women to do what and how they want to do, mind, body, and soul.

We all know Amber is famous for showing her body, so showing her kitty is not a big deal. Then I thought, “the pic doesn’t really scream “Feminist” to me, it just shows that she’s confident in her body.”

Although publicly displaying your vajayjay with hair doesn’t equate to suppressing rape culture and slut-shaming, the image does send the message to love the skin you’re in, despite society’s ideal standard of beauty.

That includes not or not to shave down there. Something we’ve debated for years.

The more I thought about Amber’s pic, the more I believed that is what a “feminist” would do.

Despite Amber’s mixed message, I support her crazy ass ways of making women AND MEN aware that beauty is only skin deep!

What are your thoughts?

 

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”.

Press play below!

 

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 BeyoncĂ© 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 BeyoncĂ©. Read below!

 

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

“With all respect to our sister BeyoncĂ©, BeyoncĂ© 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?