Cuz you know they've got 'Bad Blood'
It would appear that the “bad blood” between Taylor Swift and Katy Perry remains resolved in the wake of an apparent dig on Taylor‘s part at Katy over the weekend. As you may know, Taylor and Katy have reportedly been “feuding” for some time now stemming from drama that resulted from Taylor‘s previous relationship with John Mayer, who ended up dating Katy afterward. Most recently, Katy interjected herself in the Twitter feud that erupted between Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj by taking a swipe at Taylor and siding with Nicki. Over the weekend, an image of a shark “curiously” appeared on stage during Taylor‘s performance of Bad Blood during her concert performance in Foxborough, MA which many perceive as a reference to the Left Shark that famously stole the show during Katy‘s Super Bowl Halftime Show performance back in February. If so, it would seem that the catty back and forth fighting between these two adult women is still in full effect. More »
"I missed the point"
Yesterday we learned of the Twitter feud/beef/whatever between Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift after Taylor took offense to a series of tweets that Nicki posted about her lack of nominations at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards. Taylor erroneously believed that Nicki was calling her out and posted a response to Nicki that did nothing but ignite the needless “feud”. Yesterday afternoon, pop star Katy Perry chimed in with her $0.02 on the matter and without naming names commented publicly on the irony of Taylor lambasting Nicki for “pitting women against one another” when Katy believes that is exactly what Taylor has done to her in the past. Just a short time ago, Taylor posted an apology to Nicki on her official Twitter profile which, I’m guessing she hopes will bring this saga to a close. Click below to read Katy‘s take on the matter and Taylor‘s mea culpa. More »
"It's unlike you to pit women against each other"
Sigh. As you may know, MTV revealed yesterday the nominees for their annual Video Music Awards, which will be handed out live on MTV on August 30. Not long after the noms were announced, Nicki Minaj took to her official Twitter profile to voice her disdain for her lack of VMAs nominations. Altho Nicki snagged 3 VMAs nominations (including 2 for her Anaconda music video), she lamented publicly the fact that she didn’t receive more nominations and, in the process, blamed her lack of nominations on the fact that she is not “a different ‘kind’ of artist” … which many took as a reference to the fact that she is Black, not Caucasian. In another tweet, Nicki made reference to the fact that another music video, which “celebrates women with very slim bodies”, nabbed more nominations which obviously upset her. I, personally, felt that she was referring to Taylor Swift but Nicki never once calls her out by name and, honestly, could’ve been referring to any other female artist that wasn’t her (like, for example, Beyoncé‘s 7/11 music video which is a video that “celebrates women with very slim bodies”). Taylor, too, felt that Nicki was talking about her and she retorted with a tweet of her own that accused Nicki of “pitting women against each other” … and the mess just took off from there. And thus, the great Twitter Beef between Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift was born. Click below to read the tweets, see where things stand between the two singers and see how much fun Bruno Mars and Ed Sheeran had with Taylor and Nicki‘s Twitter feud. More »
"stop pretending we're friends"
Welp, it would seem that the bromance that grew between former boybander Zayn Malik and producer Shahid Naughty Boy Khan has come to an end in the wake of a couple of tweets posted by Zayn on his official Twitter profile calling out Naughty as a “faker” (among other colorful things). As you may recall, Zayn decided to leave One Direction in an attempt at a solo career with Naughty Boy in his corner. There have been a few months of odd behavior on Zayn‘s part and new music leaks supposedly on Naughty Boy‘s part … which, it would appear, caused Zayn to lash out publicly at his former BFF. As you can read below, Zayn is these days referring to Naughty as a “fat joke” who “ain’t shit” but is a “faker”. HMMM. Yeah, I’m gonna guess that these two have had a falling out … which MIGHT suggest that Zayn is no longer interested in being a solo star and MIGHT be interested in getting back with his 1D boyband mates. HMMM. More »
"Don't cash crop on my cornrows"
As soon as I saw the headline “Hunger Games Star Calls Out
Kylie Jenner for Wearing Cornrows,” I was like, “Hi Amandla.” As you should all know by now, Amandla is my homegirl, and she can do no wrong. She only does right, and she has taken to social media, once again, to express her disappointment in the myriad celebrities who have no problem appropriating and enjoying black culture, without any sense of social responsibility to speak out against some of the biggest issues facing black Americans today. Did I say I love Amandla? I love Amandla. Click inside for more!
Posted under: Amandla Stenberg
"No disrespect to anyone..."
Even I have to admit that in a game of Who’d You Rather [listen to], it’d be a difficult task to choose between Miguel and Frank Ocean. Both are incredible talents, and both are responsible for some serious bangers. You all can probably guess that I’d choose Frank, but I also have to admit that I’m not as familiar with Miguel‘s work (though I’ve definitely fallen in love with a few of his songs and am currently bumping Coffee). Now that his album has dropped, he’s making a strong case for why we should be listening up—and he’s taking shots at Frank Ocean in the process. Click inside for more!
Posted under: Frank Ocean, Miguel
"Yall gotta have a chill button"
I’m not ashamed to admit that last night at a cookout, the subject of Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill came up, and stayed up fro about 15-22 minutes. The general consensus among a group of experts in attendance (myself included, obviously) was that it is incredibly difficult to take this relationship seriously, after watching Nicki have one of the most private long term relationships in the history of celebrity. Safaree, we believe you’ve been done dirty, and we support you. At the same time, I want to be optimistic and say that Nicki and Meek are a real-life couple and therefore deserve to be happy in peace. However, I’m not the only with opinions about this couple, and rapper Joe Budden (who’s always down for a good Twitter debate) took to his podcast to let the world know why he isn’t feelin’ them. Click inside for more!
So. Iggy Azalea thought she was gonna be real cute and publicly criticize our dear Britney Spears for the lackluster chart performance of their new single Pretty Girls. After a string of terribly embarrassing career missteps — including the cancellation of her upcoming concert tour to her pulling out of a Gay Pride performance due to her wretched homophobic comments on social media — Iggy thought it would be a GREAT IDEA to come for the biggest pop star she will ever work with in her life with some petty bullshizz. Not long after Azalea fired a tweet at Britney that reads “I dont have to suck the womans asshole 24/7 to be her friend, do i?“, Britney responded on her official Twitter profile with the simplest, shadiest most perfect retort … all of which you can read below. More »
Is she being a bit... extra... at this point?
So, it sucks to break up. And although social media is great and groundbreaking and we need it for all of the good social media things, breaking up in the time of social media sucks a lot worse than probably anything else. Nicki Minaj and Safaree were super-secretive about their relationship when they were together. We literally heard nothing ever about them and Nicki was not about posting those mushy-guysh look-at-us-and-how-hella-cute-we-are posts, although he did pop up in her Instagram photos. So watching them get into Twitter beefs and more recently accusing each other of cheating is pretty sad… as is Safaree’s new song about the breakup. But the worst thing is watching Nicki do all of those mean things on Instagram, right after taking to Twitter to slam Safaree. Why, Nicki, whyyyyy?!