Six years ago, Chris Brown and then girlfriend Rihanna made headlines after a picture of a bruised and battered Rih Rih hit the internet. The on again, off again couple had reportedly been engaged in a heated exchange that turned violent, leaving Rihanna in very bad shape. Naturally, in the age of social media, the picture went viral, and while most of us have moved on, the truth is, none of us have forgotten.
Chrisette Michele said it best in her song “Porcelain Doll”
If you want to cradle me like a little girl
And lock me down
I’m not your possession
I’m a full grown woman I am not your porcelain doll
You know, time and time again, (especially in the age of social media where people are allowed to express themselves with little to no boundaries), I find out just how much of a patriarchal society this really is. Paternal. Misogynistic. Sexist.
This is really scary. But when you’re Rihanna, I guess you kinda have to expect that people will be become obsessed with you…what you DON’T expect, however, is for a stalker to be outside of your house waiting to kill you.
There’s not much you can say to hate on Rihanna. She does what the f*ck she wants, she’s gorgeous, she makes great music, and NOW she’s making history as the first Black spokesperson for the super fancy brand, Christian Dior. Face it. Homegirl is all that and a bag of chips.
Last night, the internet was in a tizzy as we all frantically posted pics to social media, itching to give our two cents on celebrity ensembles as they graced the red carpet at this year’s Met Gala. The Met Gala has been popular for some time now, but some of you didn’t even know it was a “thing” until you got wind that Solange was in an elevator beating Jay-Z like he stole somethin’ last year. While I enjoyed the fashion, and the pomp and circumstance, some of you just didn’t seem to get it. Let me explain.
Welp. If you haven’t already signed up for Jay Z’s new service TIDAL…you ain’t gettin Erykah Badu’s latest movie. You also won’t be getting Beyonce’s latest song, “Die With You”, and you most certainly won’t get to see Rih Rih’s newest video, “American Oxygen.” Sucks for you! (And me too, if we keepin’ it funky)
In the short film, They Die By Dawn, which also happens to be a Western, Badu, alongside Jesse Williams, (swoon) Isiah Washington, Michael K Williams and more, shows us how the West was REALLY won.
I don’t know about you guys but I’m super excited about this. Finally something NEW! Erykah is always thinking outside the box, and that’s why we love her. The movie debuted this week, on April 4th. Are y’all finally going to give in and check it out?
Rihanna’s super hit “B*tch Better Have My Money” (#BBHMM) has exploded on to the music scene, and I for one, can’t get enough of it. While people like Rihanna and Kanye get all the credit when a song tops the charts, it’s relatively easy to forget about the people who actually WRITE the songs…well at least it is for me. But when I came across this article by one of my favorite outlets, VICE, it was obvious that we needed to know more about Bibi Bourelly. She’s quite intriguing.
Just like the rest of you, I sat by my computer yesterday, anxiously awaiting the “game changing” announcement from Jay Z we’d been hearing so much about. Everywhere we looked, we saw “Tidal” this, and “Tidal” that, but really, most of us had no idea what the hell Tidal actually was. We didn’t know the details. We didn’t know what it meant for the future of music, our favorite artists, and to be honest, most of us still aren’t really all that clear. But what HAS become painfully clear now that the dust has settled, and we’re all well in to the morning after, is one thing: We are so f*cking entitled.