Fabolous Violently Abuses Emily B on Video and I Hope He Goes to Jail, But I Doubt It Because No One Cares About Black and Brown Women
Last week, the internet was abuzz with the news that washed up, no-hit wonder Fabolous was arrested for (allegedly) savagely beating his long-suffering girlfriend Emily B, who you might remember from the original cast of Love & Hip Hop, back when the show was entertaining. Predictably, people refused to believe that Fabolous would (allegedly) dislocate Emily B’s two front teeth, and then TMZ dropped the visuals.
You would have to be blind not to see what was clearly a very violent altercation. The video shows what appears to be Emily B running from an out-of-control, raging, sharp-object-wielding Fabolous. The other gentleman yelling in the video, the one Fabolous threatened to murder, has been identified as Emily B’s father, who reports say, was called to the home (after the initial physically abusive altercation) to remove the guns because obviously Emily feared for her life, and based upon what we all saw, that was definitely the right move.
After a Black male celebrity is caught in an abusive altercation, this thing happens where the online conversation centers the victim of the abuse. Let me give you an example. We have all heard and seen the blatant infidelity committed by Offset with random women around the country. One groupie after the next has released screenshots and video of her interaction with Offset, Cardi B’s fiancé.We spend a lot of time critiquing the choices that women make and not nearly enough time canceling the men who are abusing the women. Click To Tweet
By all accounts, Cardi B is innocent of any reciprocal violation, yet a majority of the online commentary is a critique of Cardi B. *Stares in confusion* Why don’t we keep that same energy for Offset? He’s out here in wigs and roller skates living his best trap life while his newest alleged baby-mama is releasing pictures and messages about their relationship daily. We spend a lot of time critiquing the choices that women make and not nearly enough time canceling the men who are abusing the women (And make no mistake, what Offset is doing, the cavalier way he treats his relationship and his infidelities, is emotionally abusive). We should make it so uncomfortable for Offset that he wouldn’t dare get caught sliding in another women’s panties or DMs. But of course, that is too much like right.
What’s really sad is that Fabolous will continue to release mediocre music, and rappers will continue to call him to feature on their mediocre songs. His “hits” will continue to spin at the parties where the aunties go. In other words, he will continue to prosper just like all the abusive celebrity men that came before – Robert Kelly, Chris Brown, Russell Simmons, Bill Cosby, Ben Vereen, Tavis Smiley, O.J. Simpson, Adrian Peterson, Ray Rice, and so on and so on and so on.
And the reason these men continue to prosper is because collectively, we don’t care about Black and Brown women and we especially don’t care about the violence they experience, which largely goes unpunished, because for Black and Brown women, race and gender intersect in a way that renders their experience with oppression (especially violence) invisible. UN Women organization asserts, “It is estimated that of all women who were the victims of homicide globally…almost half were killed by intimate partners or family members, compared to less than six percent of men killed in the same year”
Let me be the first to say that John David Jackson – Fabolous — is canceled. Any rapper or R&B artist who features John David is canceled. Any tour Fabolous bops on to is canceled. Any award show that includes Fabolous as a nominee (HA!) is canceled. Anybody that sells him a sandwich is canceled.
Can we please collectively be done with him and all the men like him?
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.