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Are You Mad, Becky? Cardi B and City Girls Twerk Video Dropped And They’re Pressed

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Cardi B and Yung Miami of the City Girls released the video for ‘Twerk’. Featuring the top 20 twerkers who were flewed out, the video left a small demographic wondering “Where are the white girls”?

This is not a joke. Entitled White women complained they were robbed of the opportunity to rattle their coccyges on Twitter following the release of the ‘Twerk’ music video. Lexy Panterra, the loudest among the uninformed, caught the ire of Black Twitter.

Girl, what?

Lexy Panterra, a low caliber twerker, has made millions exploiting her bad dance skills. Gaining popularity for posts on Instagram and Youtube where she ‘danced’, Lexy felt left out when she looked at the video for ‘Twerk’. I guess since she attended the Cardi B x FashionNova launch, she thought she earned a spot. But, Lexy, that’s not how contests work.

The concept and authenticity of featuring unbothered women of every shape and size to dance was brilliant. To disguise your displeasure of exclusion as diversity pandering was disgusting. Just say that the fact that you couldn’t throw a blonde wig on this very Black video upset you and that’s all. The ‘Twerk’ video had absolutely nothing to do with race until you made it about race. But, since you want to take it there, let’s discuss the roots of Twerking.

Turn Your Textbooks to Chapter ‘You Tried It’

Commonly known as twerking, the dance emerged from bounce music in New Orleans but has roots in Africa. Twerk is a large part of the culture that was brought with us during the African diaspora. While its presence spans multiple African cultures, it exists within the cultures of descendants of the Afro-Latin diaspora. The pelvic and hip-isolated movement is known to be, exclusively, the product of the dispersion of African peoples to different countries. None of those cultures are Caucasian.

Twerking, as an expressive dance form, has been racialized, gendered, and labeled as something deviants perform. Having been co-opted by White-again-Black-again Miley Cyrus in 2013, people like Lexy developed privilege to claim the dance form as their own, thereby disrespecting its very Black roots. Twerking was gentrified.

People like Lexy opened dance studios to teach the dance form without consulting the source. Further feeding that sense of entitlement was Lexy’s very own popularity. When ‘Lean On feat. MØ’ was released in 2015, the top search results included her very own monetized struggle twerk video, which spawned reaction videos created predominantly by Black men. Those same twerk videos that got Lexy’s channel views on YouTube and Instagram are now hidden. Like so many others, she used Black culture to suit her needs and cast it aside when it was no longer palatable. For what? I guess for an inclusive music career.

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Snubs and Celebrations: 2019 BET Award Nominations Are in!

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While the major award season has long passed, summer entertainment and music awards season is upon us. BET just announced the nominees for the 2019 awards show.

Taking place on June 23rd at the Microsoft Theater in LA, actors and musicians will find out who stands among the winners and the losers. But the network that claims “We got you” is facing some heat for neglecting to include the queer community.

When it comes to who is looking to win big, all signs point to Cardi B. The “Money” rapper has been nominated 7 times with one award being Album of the Year. Her award nominations span 5 of the 20 available categories the ceremony highlights. While she’s sure to collect some trophies, her competition is rather steep. Cardi is up against The Carters album “Everything is Love.”

For actors, the categories are few and far between, but there’s love to go around…provided you aren’t a queer actor. The critically acclaimed FX drama series Pose is good enough to snatch trophies anywhere but home. BET has not recognized any talent from the series for either best actor or actress despite Billy Porter’s renowned performance. Fans of Pose have voiced their concerns on Twitter, calling out Black Entertainment Television for not rooting for everybody Black.

The full list of nominees is available here.

Are you excited to see who leaves a winner? Tune in June 23rd to find out who shines.

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And Now Our Watch Has Ended: Game of Thrones Conclusion Falls Flat

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Lovers of the fantasy series Game of Thrones tuned in for the nonsensical ending Sunday night. Much to their dismay, the conclusion to the once well-crafted tale left them with more continuity errors and questions than they bargained for.

Caution: This post contains spoilers for the entire series of Game of Thrones!

Howland Reed, The Grand Maester Conspiracy, The North Remembers, Lady Stoneheart. There were so many neglected arcs in the series that led to the rushed ending fans received last night. Although some still look fondly upon the franchise as one of the most enthralling, culturally captivating shows of all time, it’s memory is forever laced not just with what it included, but with what it altered or flat out ignored.

Originally foreseen by George R.R. Martin as having a Tolkien-esque ending where all loose ends are tied, showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are being roasted for the botched ending they’ve presented to a longsuffering fanbase. Appearing to have conveniently forgotten the iconic author’s grand plan, D & D stood by as plot lines and character arcs suffered from their deviation. No longer able to contain their frustrations fans have been incredibly vocal with their displeasure. Screaming in a single voice and echoing the cast’s sentiments, the Game of Thrones fandom agrees that this ending is “bullshit”.

The beginning of the series finale focused on Tyrion’s journey to uncover the fate of his siblings and Jon’s journey to convince Daenerys not to be “more of the same.” The Red Keep, thought to be in complete ruin, was still accessible to Tyrion, even as he wandered toward the underbelly of the enormous castle. A torch in hand, he dug through bricks to reach the tunnels where Jamie and Cersei lay. In what would be the first of many “What the f*ck?!” moments of the evening, Tyrion actually discovers the corpses of the star-crossed twins. Viewers watched in disappointment as he managed to stand in an area that should have been clearly collapsed, implying that if the lovers stood a few feet to the right, they might have survived the implosion. A travesty! Yet more cringe would follow as the episode unfolded.

For anxious onlookers who couldn’t wait to see what Sunday would bring, they could feast their eyes upon an accurate leak that described the events. Telegraphing Grey Worm’s descent into heartlessness as he killed enemies of “The Queen”, Jon’s eventual betrayal of Daenerys, and even character endings, it all played out just as the unnamed source said things would. No matter how much we wanted it all to be untrue, there it was in all of it’s ugliness. After 10 long years of production, after 2 long years of wait, Game of Thrones ended with democracy, SIX kingdoms, and Bran The Broken, First of His Name ascending to rule.

The overall reception of the conclusion to the series is a solid “NOPE!”. Viewers and critics have given the episode, titled The Iron Throne, a 57% rating. As social media users continue to share the ways in which the end was unfulfilling for them, book readers are urging them to begin reading the texts. There are still two novels left in the series, giving show watchers access to a true ending and the satisfaction of complete arcs with stunning detail.

Were you disappointed with Season 8? Did you think the series finale was an epic conclusion or did it leave much to be desired?

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I wanna see the receipts! Fans Think Porn Star Brittney Jones is the Mother of Trey Songz’ Son

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Trey Songz has sent fans into a downward spiral after posting a photo of him holding the foot of his newborn son, Noah. Revealing he’s now a father, fans are left with one question — Who is the mammy?

Us too, bruh!

“Blessed and overjoyed” to have finally become a parent, Trey Songz revealed to the world he and his partner welcomed a son. However, the identity of the other party has remained a mystery…potentially until now. Sleuthing fans have speculated that a porn star named Brittney Jones, who was allegedly responsible for the split between Songz and Lori Harvey, is the mother of his child.

Secret Lovers?

In December 2018, Lori Harvey and Trey Songz split after Lori discovered Trey had some “sick and twisted” desires. Forming a wicked love triangle, his urges led him into the DMs and eventually arms of Brittney Jones, an adult entertainment actress. While many were reluctant to believe she and Trey Songz were in any type of relationship, Brittney had one hell of a way of proving detractors wrong — an ultrasound.

Originally posted by herself and then discovered by The Shade Room, Brittney alleged that she and Songz were not only intimate, she was pregnant! The ultrasound wasn’t all she had in her arsenal at the time. Brittney went on to share seemingly unmanipulated video of her accessing her Snapchat, exposing messages between her and Trey Songz from his personal account. She also shared DMs he sent via his verified Twitter account and text messages where she inadvertently exposed his phone number. But things between the adult film star and singer weren’t all love.

The Dates Don’t Line Up

During the lengthy Instagram Live session where Brittney exposed Trey Songz and their relationship, she stated she had to block the singer because he was obsessed with her. In so many words, Brittney said Trey was so impressed by her sexual prowess that he couldn’t fathom not having her. Using every method of contact he could to ensure he didn’t lose her, Brittney stated he just wouldn’t leave her alone. However, her tune changed not long after she exposed Trigga Trey.

Brittney took a moment to explain her actions and reasoned that she lashed out “to hurt him the way he hurt” her. At the time of this madness, Trey was attempting to make amends with Lori but it didn’t workout. However, that hasn’t stopped Lori from celebrating the birth of Trey’s child despite the fact that it means whoever the mother is, was pregnant in August.

When Brittney claimed to be with child, she was only four weeks along at the end of December. So for those who are searching for the mother of Noah, they’ll have to keep looking.

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