Dear Chrisette Michele,
Where do I even begin sis…no, nope, nah, no ma’am, NO? What we are not going to do is try and play the victim card when every fan, friend, and foe pleaded, begged and warned you about your inauguration performance. It was a choice you made to “be a bridge” and to stress to Trump and his supporters that “this is what we look like”.
Girl, they know what we look like, that’s kind of the problem. While I get the idea of “being a bridge”, perhaps we would have understood this excuse coming from a bigger artist or someone with a bigger platform. You needed a check, that the sole reason why you accepted. Albums aren’t selling that well these days, especially for your genre of music. I get it but own that.
Now you want to come out and start this pity party, I’m sorry but that is what it looks like. Your label dropped you when you submitted your latest album ‘Strong Black Woman’…oh really, now we want to profess our strength. What exactly are you telling us this for? Because you think we are going to buy it. Because you think that we are going to rally in support of you? In a time where we have Colin Kaepernick risking his livelihood to stand up against injustice do you think that anyone will give you a pass for folding the way that you did?
And if that wasn’t enough you post a picture of your alleged miscarried fetus. Have you lost your entire mind? Don’t post that then say you’re not looking for pity. That was incredibly low. I feel bad you lost your child, that is something that I wouldn’t wish upon anyone but posting that image was to garner sympathy towards you as a person versus the situation.
Then while I’m praying that you run out of battery on your phone you tweet Tina ‘Someone Stuff A Sock In My Mouth’ Campbell. Implying that you have both been “choice shamed”.
You both made a choice, granted a choice that I find stupid, and now you’re dealing with the consequences of that choice. Tina wanted to refer to a man that has sexually assaulted women, mocked the handicapped and defended Neo-Nazis as a man with good “Christian values”. I must have missed that part in Sunday school.
You are both grown woman, it’s time to take ownership of your actions. You made a choice and now people are making a choice not to deal with you. Accept the ‘L’, get a better publicist and try to work out a game plan to reinvent yourself…if you can.
Or I hear Fox News is always looking for a token black person…
What do you think of Chrisette Michele’s ‘choice shaming’ claims?
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.