Angela Yee and Cyn Santana have found themselves in hot water. Now that an old podcast snippet has resurfaced, only one is scrambling to explain herself.
During Angela Yee’s podcast “Lip Service”, Cyn Santana voiced her opinion on interracial dating. Stating, “Y’all can keep the Puerto Rican men. I’m good.”, Santana said she prefers Black men. Alleging Black men cater to Spanish women and mocking the incoming backlash, Yee and Santana caught a beam of Black Girl Magic for perpetuating misogynoir.
We’ve fought this colorist dragon before.
Angela Yee is a member of The Breakfast Club, a morning radio show whose topics span Black, and occasionally, Afro-Latinx culture. She shares the mic with Charlamagne the God, who we have checked in the past for being blatantly colorist despite his marriage with a dark-skinned woman. As someone multi-racial, you would expect Angela to speak up for Black women, instead she laughs along.
“She gon’ get herself in trouble…the Black girls gon be like…” –Angela YeeSis, are you not Black too?
It’s not as if the sentiments expressed are new. Black women are frequently stereotyped as loud, aggressive, difficult to love. While Cyn’s comments may not be explicitly inflammatory, she said enough to wound Black women, women who are constantly defending themselves.
“Black guys cater to us Spanish girls, especially. Like they…you know what, let me not get into it. Black girls gonna take it personal. They gonna be like ‘Uhh Uhhhh!’ Anyway, I’m done with the papis.”
“I didn’t mean it”
After being called out for furthering ethnic stereotypes, Cyn has attempted to redeem herself through dialogue on Twitter. While admitting her remarks came from a place of ignorance, Cyn apologized but insisted things were taken out of context.
A part of Cyn’s battle included apologizing for her use of the N-word. Claiming she “did not know that the N word was actually a BAD word that offended”, she says its no longer a part of her vocabulary.
Although Santana claims to have changed her ways, she may have found herself in a different type of relationship. Having been in a committed relationship with Joe Budden and recently bearing a child, they have been having some issues. In fact, a major point of her Love and Hip Hop plot was centered on their tense union.
Do you think people are overly sensitive or were Cyn and Angela in the wrong?
Rolling Ray Undergoes Surgery After Wig Catches On Fire
Social media star Rolling Ray underwent surgery Tuesday morning to treat serious burns on his body after his terrible wig accident last week.
In a series of IG stories, he let his audience follow along as he prepped for surgery.
Last week Rolling Ray announced he was hospitalized after his wig caught on fire! During a January 13 Instagram Live session hosted straight from his hospital bedside, he showed his severely burnt and damaged face telling viewers his “whole skin, legs, arms, feet, and everything” were burned.
In a more recent Live, Ray explained the incident that led to his whole wig catching on fire: an unfortunate smoking accident. “It just, like, lit on fire when I tried to light the cigarette,” he recounted. “So I get to trying to snatch the wig off. B***h, the fire goes to my f*****g shirt, to my feet, to my legs, to my back. It’s a fire everywhere, it’s a fire in the whole room.”
Of course the internet trolled him in a disgusting display of ableism and heartlessness. Comments like “Rolling Ray should have stopped, dropped, and rolled” and “karma’s a b***h” had social media conflicted in its feelings about his accident. His sensation comes from his harsh and, often, below-the-belt reads (just last month he told Yung Miami to “dig (sic) up” her dead baby father. However, the criticism didn’t stop him from responding on Twitter.
Rolling Ray might be problematic as all get-out, but we do not tolerate ableism here. We wish him well as he heals.
Fantasia Reveals Gender of Baby On the Way!
On Tuesday singer-songwriter and “American Idol” winner Fantasia Barrino took to social media to reveal that she is having a baby girl, her first child with husband Kendall Taylor.
In a series of Instagram stories, Fantasia showed pink fireworks being shot off during a gender reveal party, to her and her hubby’s excitement! She continued by sharing what her daughter-to-be’s name will be: Keziah London Taylor.
The news comes after the couple revealed they had struggled to conceive since their 2015 marriage. During a November episode of her IG Live show “Taylor Talks,” she described continuously praying for a child with her husband. Fantasia, a deeply devout Christian, was obviously elated when she shared the news.
“God I Want To Thank You!” she said in an Instagram caption. “You Gave Us A Seed even when the Doctor said that one of my Tubes [was] Closed you said Different. @salute1st I Love You King and I can’t wait to see who He or She acts Like.”
We can see Fantasia and family are all super excited to be welcoming a baby girl into their lives. All congratulations to her.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Are Getting Divorced, Report Says
In a story published Tuesday evening, Page Six is reporting that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are getting divorced, with the two already in settlement talks. The news comes after the couple spent the holiday season separately – Kanye at his ranch outside Cody, Wyoming, Kim and the kids with her famous family in southern California.
A source close to Kardashian was quoted saying, “Kim got Kanye to go up there so they could live separate lives and quietly get things sorted out to separate and divorce. She’s done.” Kardashian, 40, and West, 43, are said to be splitting because of marital problems directly related to Kanye’s very public mental health struggles.
For several years the rapper’s various antics have caused fans to worry. After coming out as a Trump supporter, West then announced his own 2020 presidential bid under a new political party: the Birthday Party. At a campaign rally in South Carolina, he was seen rambling, debating individual audience members, and at times, crying. In various interviews, he has rambled on almost incoherently, and his tweetstorms are now infamous.
For her part, Kim has always supported her husband and has openly discussed the difficulties of their marriage. Back in June, she shared on social media, “Anyone who has [bipolar disorder] or has a loved one in their life who does, knows how incredibly complicated and painful it is to understand… People who are unaware or far removed from this experience can be judgmental and not understand that the individual (has) to engage in the process of getting help no matter how hard family and friends try.”
It appears she has finally reached her limit in the union with the unnamed source saying, “She is serious about taking the bar exam and becoming a lawyer, she is serious about her prison reform campaign. Meanwhile Kanye is talking about running for president and saying other crazy s**t, and she’s just had enough of it.”
Separately, a source close to Kanye alleges the rapper is sick of his wife and her family, which might have some truth to it since he has tweeted some pretty nasty things about them in the past. “I been trying to get divorced since Kim met with Meek at the Warldolf [sic] for ‘prison reform,’” he said in a now-deleted July tweet. Recently, he hasn’t been featured on his wife’s Instagram and has largely remained out of the public eye.
With the news yet to be confirmed, the “divorce is imminent” reports are just rumors for now. We’ll be following the news as more information comes out.
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