Cardi B, Misogyny & Rap Music

Cardi B is an icon. There, I said it. Her ascent to fame has stirred much debate, particularly over the last year. A diamond in the rough placed under extreme pressure in the Bronx, Cardi B has always been about her SHMONEY, and who can blame her? A product of humble beginnings, she admits she was often at odds with her parents, meaning she had to find a way, or make one-and boy, did she ever.

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When I Drop My Rap Album, Comey’s Photo Will Be on the Cover

 

“Lordy, I hope there are tapes,” Comey says, as he lights a cigarette in a dark room, wishin’ a muthafucka would. “‘Trump?” Haven’t heard that name in years,'” he scoffs as he puts the cigarette out on a wooden desk. He pops his collar, and flicks away a piece of lint  resting on his blazer. The clock strikes seven. (The aforementioned events have not been confirmed, and were in fact completely made up by KarmaJonez. The rest is real doe.)

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No. Bill Maher Can’t Say “Nigga”

 

There are white people who’ve gotten invites to our cookouts over the years. White people we consider non-threatening and “down” for the cause. These are white people who despite having white skin, relate more to Black people and Black culture than their peers. We gladly take them in, no questions asked. Teena Marie, Bill Clinton, Eminem, and Bill Maher to name a few. But sometimes, a white person will come along and get way too comfortable. They’ll show up empty handed, they’ll renege in the Spades tournament, and they’ll start taking to-go plates without saying “goodbye” to anybody, or helping to clean up. Unfortunately, at that point, their cookout pass has to be revoked. (See Rachel Dolezal)

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The First Lady of Cabo: Invite Only Cabo Episode 4

It’s Busy Body Bianca’s birthday, and everybody is ready for the ultimate turn up. After learning that Kamani is doing much better after her accident, the crew decides to jump back into the party scene like they never left. Kamani’s close call succeeded in bringing the group together, even alleviating tensions between Kamani, Bianca, and Agu. However, with neck brace and all, Kamani still finds time to call Emily a twist off cap bottle of wine, so I’m not sure how far we’ve actually come.

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Alcohol, Accidents, and Arguments: “Invite Only Cabo” Episode 3

This week, you can cut the tension in the house with a knife, as Larry considers pulling the plug on Cabo. Fed up with all of the misunderstandings and messy MESS, Larry isn’t sure that even a beautiful mansion on a beautiful beach is enough to make him put up with the drama coming at him from every direction.

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Cabo Catastrophe: “Invite Only Cabo” Recap Episode 1&2

What happens when you put a “free spirit,” a divorcee looking for love in all the wrong places, a ladies’ man, and a bad and boujee entrepreneur with an emotional block in the same house, in a far away land? Thanks to Bravo, and celebrity hair stylist, Larry Sims, we are about to find out.

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Dear Katy Perry, Issa “No” for Me Dawg

I don’t know what it is about some white celebrities and their fascination with Hip Hop culture, but I’m starting to get a bit uncomfortable. Over the weekend, Katy Perry made a fool of herself, causing Black people and well meaning white people to experience second hand embarrassment when she performed with rap group Migos on Saturday Night Live. I never thought it would come to this, as I had been a Katy Perry fan in the past. Any enemy of Taylor Swift is a friend of mine. But with her recent shenanigans, I can’t help but wonder if Katy Perry is TRYING to ruin her career.

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8 Biopics I Need to Happen Like NOW

I love me a good biopic. I think most people do. Who wouldn’t jump at the chance to get a behind the scenes look at their favorite celeb’s MESS? The last time Black America got the opportunity to enjoy a well put together biopic, it came courtesy of a highly unlikely source-BET. There’s no debating that the New Edition biopic was AMAZING, hitting the mark with the script, cast, styling-the whole nine. So it got me thinking-there are a couple of celebs who deserve a biopic in the very near future. Just as long as Lifetime doesn’t have anything to do with it, these stories have HUGE potential to go down as classics!

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5 Reasons My Man Can’t Wear a Romper

It started off with what I thought was a joke, but alas! The male romper is a thing that has taken flight. Here I was, minding my Twitter business, when I was bombarded  with images of men in rompers, quadriceps flexin’. I wondered, were #RompHims taking over for the 99 and the 2017?

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Steve Harvey Has Nothing to Apologize For

I get it. We don’t like Steve Harvey. Ever since he released “Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man,” the guy can’t seem to catch a break. Men were upset that he had broken the “guy code,” and women were mad because they didn’t want to be unfairly labeled. As time went on, Steve just couldn’t stay out of the headlines, often met with backlash as big as his mustache. From the Miss Universe flub, to his meeting with Donald Trump, Harvey has spent a lot of time apologizing over the last few months. But this time-like many times, social media has blown his latest incident way out of proportion. The truth is, Steve Harvey doesn’t owe anybody an apology.

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