In the days leading up to her hosting duties of the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards last night, Miley Cyrus gave an interview where she publicly attacked Nicki Minaj‘s previous criticism of the nomination process for the awards show (you may recall that at the time, Nicki‘s comments unintentionally fueled a beef with Taylor Swift which was quickly squashed and then really squashed again last night). Nicki, apparently, was none too pleased about what Miley said about her (probably the part where Miley said, “Nicki Minaj is not too kind … [is] not very polite“) and when she went on stage to accept her award for Hip-Hop Video of the Year, she referred to Miley as a “bitch” and goaded her by asking, “What’s good?” (fighting words, obviously). Miley, taken back, responded to Nicki live on air in what many believe to have been a staged incident but, to me, looked like an uncomfortable argument that belonged off stage. Click below to watch video of this incident and see what you think. More »
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 »
"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 »
A tragic situation gets even worse
In the past week or so, in the wake of the sad news that all hope for Bobbi Kristina‘s recovery is gone, a member of Bobby Brown‘s family has reportedly been shopping a deathbed photo of Bobbi Kristina to various media outlets. Bobby and the Houston family are disgusted by this attempt by a member of the Brown family to capitalize on BK‘s death and, as such, the decision has been made to ban all members of the Brown family from Bobbi‘s hospice room. Ugh, so gross. Additionally, we learn today that in the wake of that $10 million dollar lawsuit leveled against Bobbi‘s boyfriend Nick Gordon, he has begun to work on his defense. The lawsuit claims that he is responsible for the accident that left BK in a coma. He is countering with his assertion that her accident was due to her drug use. 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 »
"The season is being described as Daredevil Vs. The Punisher!"
Earlier this month, we learned that actor Jon Bernthal has been cast as The Punisher / Frank Castle in the forthcoming second season of Marvel’s Daredevil on Netflix. It is commonly known that both Daredevil and The Punisher are both heroes that fight the forces of evil in NYC (tho, in very different ways). But, that’s not to suggest that the two heroes are necessarily friends. Today we hear that The Punisher will be featured heavily in season two of Marvel’s Daredevil but NOT as a villain per se … which means that the TV show story will very likely follow the adversarial story between these two that has been told and retold in the Marvel comic books. The season is being described as “Daredevil vs. The Punisher“, which has a really nice ring to me. More »
"remember when you had a life ..?"
Oh man … here we go. It’s been a few weeks now since Zayn Malik quit One Direction to become a solo artist (and a “regular 22-year old”) and up until now, the split has been fairly amicable — at least, in public. That all changed just a short time ago when Zayn and is former One Direction groupmate Louis Tomlinson got into a beef on Twitter. It all started when Zayn‘s new BFF/producer Naughty Boy posted a photo of the two of them on Twitter and Louis chimed in to make a snide remark. Naughty and Louis went at it back and forth for a bit … and then Zayn inserted himself and now the world is practically over because former BFFs Zouis are now feuding on Twitter and nothing makes sense anymore :( More »
All is NOT Full of Love
Back in January, Björk released her new album Vulnicura which chronicles her unhappy break-up with her ex Matthew Barney. Today we learn that Barney is striking back at Björk with his attempt to get custody of the couple’s daughter Isadora Bjarkardottir. While I’m certain that Matthew‘s attempt to sue Björk for child custody has more to do than with his bitterness over her new album, I’m also certain that the album’s release doesn’t help matters. Barney is alleging that he doesn’t get enough time with his daughter and, so, he wants the court to help him get more custody of his child. Ugh. It’s bad enough when a couple goes through a bitter break-up but when kids get involved in the fight, it’s just the worst thing ever. More »
Naughty Boy released the song after he got into a Twitter beef with Louis from 1D
SOOOO … remember how Zayn Malik decided to quit as a member of One Direction last week due to a litany of excuses? Well, today we learn the real reason he decided to go in his own direction … because he wants to become a solo artist, apparently. After producer Shahid Naughty Boy Khan, who we now know is working on solo material with Zayn, got into an odd Twitter beef with One Direction member Louis Tomlinson yesterday after Louis felt Naughty was bragging about working on solo music with Zayn, he went ahead and released a demo version of a Zayn solo track titled I Won’t Mind for all the world to hear. I’ve given the song a couple of listens and A.) it doesn’t sound to me at all like Zayn Malik (tho, I must admit, I don’t really know what he sounds like without 1D) and B.) I don’t really care for the slower, more “soulful” sound that Zayn is trying to go for. HMMM. Click above to hear Zayn‘s solo track I Won’t Mind for yourselves (for as long as the song remains on You Tube) and then click below to read the Twitter beef exchange that took place yesterday between Louis and Naughty Boy which resulted in the release of this song. More »
Madonna is #2
Billboard magazine has released the Top 200 Album Chart for the week and has revealed that the Original Soundtrack from Season 1 of Empire has outsold all other albums this week and has landed in the top spot. Coming in with a debut at #2 is Madonna with her new album Rebel Heart (this is the first time since 1998 that a new Madonna album has not debuted in the #1 spot on the Billboard album chart). I think it was pretty much expected that Madonna would land in the top position because tickets for her upcoming tour are bundled with an album sale for each ticket sold … but not even that gimmick could sell enough albums to give Madonna the #1 spot on the Billboard Top 200. Empire wins the day … and the week as the #1 album in the country. More »