That Ish Cray Of-The-Day
This is my favorite thing of all time. Period. I’m in my living room cracking up and I can’t stop. Please peep the video for more… I cannot stop laughing/watching. And click inside are my favorite quotes from Elders React to the Fifty Shades of Grey Trailer!
"We were shocked because it looked so serious.”
The good news is that rapper Kanye West was able to perform his concert in Melbourne, Australia on Wednesday night … the troubling news is that he had to be hospitalized just hours before due to a seeming major health scare earlier that day. According to an eyewitness source, Kanye was rushed to Epworth Hospital in Richmond (Melbourne) with a sheet covering half of his face. Altho no one will confirm the scare officially, this eyewitness explains what she saw that day. According to her, the fear was that Kanye had either suffered a seizure or was about to suffer a seizure in the hospital. Yikes. Thankfully, everything turned out well since Kanye was released and was able to perform later that night but still … it sounds like he endured a harrowing afternoon in the hospital this week. More »
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Has there ever been a more tragic headline?
For some time now, there have been rumors going around that Taylor Swift and Katy Perry have been experiencing some bad blood ever since Katy started dating John Mayer … after he dated Taylor Swift. As you may recall, things ended so badly between Taylor and John that she wrote a song about the couple’s failed relationship, which bummed out John exceedingly (he reportedly fired back with a song about Taylor Swift, too). When Katy started dating John, it has been said, the friendship between Taylor and Katy ended. Today we learn that there may be some credence to those rumors because in her new cover story interview with Rolling Stone, Taylor confirms that she wrote a new song titled Bad Blood about a “straight-up enemy” that is supposedly Katy Perry. Katy posted a tweet yesterday that seems to confirm the feud … and here we are, with two incredibly talented and successful women fighting in the public eye over a douchebag ex-boyfriend. Ugh. WHY?! More »
A whole universe of WTF
*Deep breath* Okay. I almost want to take back every single thing I wrote in that piece that was sort of in defense of Stephen A. Smith‘s comments about domestic violence. I almost want to say—nevermind, I was kidding. Or, more to the point, I was wrong. But it’s hard to admit when you’re wrong, so I’ll just say that seeing this footage makes me want to have an entirely different conversation. People. WHAT are we doing? Why am I looking at a video of a man knocking out his wife and dragging (and kicking—because at the 0:57 mark, he actually KICKS HER UNCONSCIOUS BODY) his wife out of an elevator. Before we even get to the incredible, effed up-ness of it all, I also have to say that there’s a part of me that doesn’t want to post this. If it was me, and I was in an abusive relationship, I would not want video evidence of my abuse on the internet. People are making GIFs in an attempt to show the severity of the attack, but I really feel for Janay Palmer. She’s married to him now, and I feel like I just don’t know what to say… other than that, we all need to do better as parents? Like, somewhere, somebody’s parents f—ed up, and now we have this video as a result. I also want to stress that what we are looking at may feel shocking, but IT IS NOT UNCOMMON. It is, instead, quite common. So, like I said, we need to do better. Click inside for more.
Posted under: Janay Palmer, Ray Rice
"People who have really been raped REMEMBER!!!"
Ugh. I’m so thoroughly disgusted by this … I can’t even deal. CeeLo Green recently plead no contest to charges that he secretly drugged a woman that resulted in an alleged rape (which he was never punished for because the case was dropped due to insufficient evidence) and this week caused a bit of controversy with a series of tweets he posted — then deleted — then apologized for — on his official Twitter profile. You see, CeeLo believes that if you rape a woman while she is unconscious then it’s not really rape because she was unconscious. The fact that she is unconscious implies consent, he believes. THESE ARE ACTUAL THINGS THE MAN POSTED PUBLICLY ONLINE. More »
Posted under: CeeLo Green
That Ish Cray Of-The-Day
Now this is interesting. The Mike Brown case is really brining to light some disturbing details about the way individual police forces in America are run. When I think of police brutality and the rampant shooting of unarmed men, the cities that come to my mind are the more obvious ones—New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, etc. But I just learned that Albuquerque, New Mexico—despite being much smaller in population— has a police shooting rate that is higher than New York City’s. And—along with the National Rifle Association—they’ve decided to hold a police shooting competition this year. Protestors (many of whom have lost children at the hands of these officers) are obviously furious. Click inside for more.
So … I don’t want to alarm anyone but … Snoop Dogg is blonde now. Yes, it’s true. Snoop uploaded a series of photos and videos on his official Instagram profile that show him as a blonde man named “Todd”. We all know that Snoop is the kind of guy who likes to have fun and everybody knows that blondes have more fun so … it makes sense? I dunno. What I do know is that Snoop looks kind of creepy as a blonde but it’s all good in the hood where Snoop‘s concerned. Click below to see video of blonde Snoop doing his thing and see what you think of his new look. More »
"The new #ZARA T-Shirt is somewhat #Holocaust ish in its design"
Ugh. Spanish clothier Zara really stepped into a pile of mess last week when they unveiled a t-shirt for sale that read White is the new Black. Today we learn that they followed up with that horrible faux pas with something, IMHO, way worse. Zara listed for sale a pajama top meant for babies that looked horrifyingly similar to the striped pajamas that Jews were forced to wear in German concentration camps in the 1940s. The striped pajamas emblazoned with a yellow Star of David is an image that anyone with any passing knowledge of the atrocities of the Jewish holocaust would well recognize … except for the folks at Zara. Click below to see a side-by-side comparison of the almost-matching pajamas and read what Zara had to say in apology. More »
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"There are some nice guys out here trying to just feed their family"
Earlier this month we learned that Kanye West was deposed in the on-going civil lawsuit that was brought against him by a paparazzi photographer that alleges that West assaulted him at LAX Airport (you may recall that we saw photos last year that seem to confirm the photog’s allegation). In his depo, Kanye tried to liken the “struggle” that celebrities face with the actual struggle that people endured during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. Ugh. Today we learn new information from West‘s deposition … we learn that Kanye actually has respect for some paparazzi photographers and we also learn that his father was a paparazzo himself. Waitaminute, say what?! More »
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