There seems to be a misconception in the black community that a girl can’t mature and “Level Up.” Hit R&B singer, dancer, and model Ciara has been the subject of criticism as of late. As early 2000s rapper Slim Thug took to radio air waves dishing his opinion on how Ciara can’t truly be happy with Russell Wilson because she is accustomed to thugs, and bad boys and Russell Wilson is well…a square. Here is the video of what the rapper spit out about the talented songstress and her marriage.
Slim Thug Interview
But what is seeming to be so troubling is how black men can’t accept the fact that somebody accepted Ciara for the woman that she is. Along with her child. Yes! A single black man married, a single black mother and made her a wife. They also had a child of their own. What Future didn’t see in her Russell did and now they have a beautiful family together. What woman hasn’t made poor dating choices throughout her life. She went from a girl to a woman. God forbid she matures into a “grown woman” status. Hence, the title to her new hit song, “Level Up.”
Ciara seems to be a subject of criticism since the beginning of her career. She has been talked about simply due to her height, and not being born a full blown woman which was soon debunked. But what we can’t figure out is why she needs to be labeled as “damaged goods,” just because Future (Ciara’s ex and son’s father) deemed her unworthy although he has several children of his own. It seems like Future is the one who needs to think about his own future with all the kids he’s making. Besides why would Ciara need to be with Russell solely because of his cash when she is making her own just fine. It seems to us that when ever people are happy there will always be haters waiting to throw salt in the game. Russell Wilson may be what other bad boys consider ‘simp’ but only if they knew these are the men that real women truly want. Not the smooth talking, future faking, baby momma having, trail of babies everywhere with no future guys.
Ciara wanted a man with a ‘future,’ and she finally got one is what it seems like and now that she is glowing and leveling up in life everyone has something to say. Well, Cici go ahead and be happy with you and yours.
24K Magic and the Uptown Funk singer Bruno Mars teams up with Bodak Yellow and Bartier Cardi rapper Cardi B to pay homage to the 90s and the hit comedy sketch show, In Living Color with the remix of, “Finesse.”
This fun throwback theme is cute and is a good way to start off the year. Good move with both Bruno and Cardi.
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Bruno Mars and Cardi B “Finesse”
Just a couple hours ago, Grammy nominated Rapper Nipsey Hussle , was fatally shot outside of his own clothing store, The Marathon Clothing store. Tragically, the day before he tweeted, “Having strong enemies is a blessing.”
According to numerous reports to NBC and TMZ, two other victims were in serious condition and transported to a nearby hospital. The suspect is unknown at this present time and to have fled from the scene.
His latest album, Victory Lap, was recently nominated for Best Rap Album in the 2019 Grammy Awards. Hussle has known to be involved in gang activity during the earlier moments of his life. Which sparked him to make some changes in his neighborhood by joining the Destination Crenshaw art projects.
Several celebs have taken to social media to express their respect and sorrow upon Nipsey’s fatal shooting. Hussle was engaged to actress Lauren London and the two shared a child together from 2016
The R&B song and dance queen dropped a new video for her single, Thinking Bout You. Thus showing us how to ‘Level Up’ with her epic dance moves and killer body. This video is a playful video as she is playing around the room while she waits on a date that arrives at the end of the video. Although we don’t see who the mystery man is. We are sure we all know that Mr. Russell Wilson may be the guy. The cutest part is hearing Issa Rae call and tease Cici about her date. Take a look at the video below!
According to reports, by Fox News, that despite a Chicago prosecutor dropping all charges against Jussie Smollett, a Cook County state’s Attorney Kim Foxx says she wants to look into the investigation further.
Smollett is also being charged with almost $130,000 to cover the cost of the investigation that appeared to be fraudulent due by Tuesday and if not paid on time he is looking to be fined twice the amount of what he is being charged. The Empire, actor reported that he was the victim of an alleged hate crime. But it was later found out to be false. Two Nigerian males seemed to be a part of the attacking staged and paid off by Smollett. Which is why Smollett landed in jail for falsifying a report to authorities.
He was recently, nominated for an award for the NAACP. Smollett not only missed the dinner and award show but he also lost in his category to Jesse Williams for Grey’s Anatomy.
President Trump has even voiced several concerns in regards to Smollet’s case, stating it to be nonsense and an “embarrassment to our country.” He asks that the FBI & DOJ further look into the case despite the dropped charges in Chicago.
photo courtesty of TMZ
Team Dark Skin. Team Light Skin, Team Brown Skin. What team you rocking with?
Are we serious? It’s 2019 and are we still having these Willie Lynch, Paper Bag test problems?
With the premiere of the 8th season of Love & Hip Hop Atlanta we see Spice (Jamaican based rapper) sitting in a dermatologist office requesting to bleach her dark skin. This doctor advises her how it is dangerous to attempt skin bleaching and that a psychological evaluation may have to be done before any doctor can perform the operation. This leads to Spice’s explosive response.
After being told that she may need to change her look by a music promoter, Spice takes an unexpected turn to prove that African American dark skin women have it harder to succeed in the music business than other women. Leading her to supposedly, appear as if she’s bleached her skin. But as Mimi, Karlie and Rasheeda later find out at her music video set; it was just makeup.
As silly as the scene looks, it’s just as silly that in real life thousands of women do these horrendous acts on themselves to feel more accepted in society. This is not a new age phenomenon, rapper Lil Kim bleached her skin some years ago. Stating how she felt her dark brown skin was repulsive to men. Saying, she struggled with finding love. As she watched Biggie choose Faith over her, along with several failed relationships thereafter even dealing with her own father’s treatment towards her.
It’s not as much as a problem of being accepted in society. But accepting ourselves. We must learn to truly love our big lips, thighs and hips. Whatever your body skin tone and type. We have been conditioned to hate ourselves and love the white man’s standard of beauty. We are not defined by anyone’s standard but our own.
“F-’em then I get some money!”
Or in this case, ‘Drug ’em then I get some money.’
New York born rapper Cardi B recently went on her IG live to address those stating how she didn’t deserve her fame. Cardi B replied back in the live rant by saying she had to resort to doing what she had to do. The ‘Money,’ emcee admits to bringing men who wanted to engage in sex with her to hotels. There she would drug them and rob them while they were unconscious to pay for her studio time and producers.
Many have taken to social media with memes comparing her to Bill Cosby. The famed comedian actor, best known on the hit TV show, The Cosby Show. He was found guilty of drugging women and he has since been in jail. But why is there no jail time for Cardi B? Does the #metoo movement only protect women? Is this some sort of feminist agenda to emasculate African American men? Does it make a difference because now the roles have reversed? The victims are men and the perpetrator is now female?
Has the power of feminism gone too far? When did it ever become okay to meddle with the health and well-being of another human? In her defense, as she tears up, that no one was supporting her with the studio time she needed to make her records. So, she in fact had to do what she had to do. As we all know she makes no efforts to hide her troubled past as a stripper. But sometimes, celebrities must learn when to be quiet. This may have been a bad move for her. Let’s see if she’ll be able to recover from this travesty with the height of the #metoo movement as well as her career.
What are your thoughts? Were her actions justified or has she gone too far?
Jussie Smollet, one of the many breakout starts from the hit FOX drama, Empire, who plays the character Jamal was attacked on, Tuesday, January 29th in what Chicago police are calling a “hate crime.” The actor was walking down the street at 2 a.m. when he got interrupted by racial slurs being yelled at him. He was then attacked by two male offenders who threw an unknown chemical substance on his face as well as placing a “noose rope” around his neck. Smollett was able to break away and get to a hospital. He has since been released and is speaking out about the tragic event. There are no leads on the identity on the two assailants who attacked Smollett.