At this point, unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last few days, you know about the heated war of words and insults between Cardi B and Azealia Banks.
The feud, which was originally ignited in 2017 when Banks referred to Bardi as, “the poor man’s Nicki Minaj” and an “illiterate, untalented rat” was reignited, set ablaze, and burnt to a crisp, over comments Banks made during an interview with ‘The Breakfast Club’.
In the interview, Banks discussed how the popularity and promotion of Cardi B were actually “setting black women back”, because of what she represents. “I didn’t know the bar had been dropped“. Implying that Cardi isn’t a good representation for women of color. She also states, “I’m just talking about this caricature of a black woman that black women themselves would never be able to get away with. Like, if my spelling and grammar was that bad, I’d be canceled. If Nicki Minaj spelled like that, we would be ragging on her all day.”
After Bank’s interview, Cardi B responded with the following post and then deleted her Instagram page.
Cardi B has stated on more than one occasion that she doesn’t like being famous. Wendy “Wendell Bartholemew Orenthal” Williams called her out stating, “she needs to stop complaining, she hasn’t been famous long enough to complain!”
I concur she is always addressing the haters, instead of relishing in all the love and support she gets. If she doesn’t want it, I know Joseline would gladly take it.
Undoubtedly, critics such as Funk Flex, Nicki Minaj, Azealia Banks, Joseline Hernandez, Kashdoll, and others are going to exist. They say “you ain’t popping if you don’t have haters”.
“My lil 15 minutes lasting long as hell!”
If Cardi B intends to have longevity in the music industry (more than 15 min), especially on the level of Rihanna, Drake, Migos, Beyonce and other A-Listers, she has to develop a thicker skin. It is very easy to see that Cardi has a kind heart, made of gold and a gentle, delicate soul. Unfortunately, that makes her easy prey.
Take a page out of the great Book of Mariah Huq. Otherwise, go back to being C-List, Instagram and reality show famous. There’s nothing wrong with that, in fact, she may be happier.
Don’t Come Down Off Your Chariot Girl!
Beyonce, Usher, Madonna, Gaga and so many others have at some point had their name, business and talent drug through the mud. However, they allow the people to talk, their PR team handles the scandals and BS and they pay it dust, while appearing unbothered.
Stop letting the people see you sweat!
If you can’t take the criticism that comes along with the position, your options are:
1. Be Miserable trying to address non-supporters.
2. Allow someone else to oversee your social media pages.
3. Ignore them!
4. Give it up!
We are all (well most of us) are rooting for you! Good Luck!
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend Share News of the Loss of Their Unborn Child
Early Thursday morning Chrissy Teigen and John Legend let the world know of the loss of their unborn child. In a heartfelt and heartbreaking post to social media, Teigen described her and husband John Legend’s “deep pain you only hear about.” She went on to talk about how the couple does not typically name their children “until the last possible moment after they’re born, just before (they) leave the hospital,” but somehow they fell on the name “Jack.”
The heartbreaking news comes just days after first being admitted to the hospital for what she described as heavy bleeding. However, two days ago, she assured fans that both her and baby were healthy and doing well. Teigen, no stranger to social media, continued to engage her following, giving brief updates along the way, when shortly after midnight she shared photos of her and John in the hospital cradling their newborn in the immediate aftermath.
While her husband has remained largely unproblematic and scandal-free, Teigen has been the frequent target of scathing criticism – much of which is completely valid. From her ridiculing Black hair, to her seemingly mocking intimate partner violence when she referenced Megan Thee Stallion and Tory Lanez’s incident, Chrissy Teigen has been the focus of such harsh vitriol that she has threatened to quit social media altogether on multiple occasions. Sharing such personal news with the world may come as a surprise to many.
Overwhelmingly, however, the internet’s response has been positive and embracing. Celebrities and non-celebs alike have offered words of support to the couple as they go through this difficult time. See both the model’s post and the heartwarming responses to it below.
Chadwick Boseman Passes Away At 43
Actor Chadwick Boseman, best known for his role as King T’Challa in the box office smash “Black Panther” passed away from colon cancer Friday.
The actor was first diagnosed with stage 3 cancer in 2016, but remained active in his career with much of his work being released post-diagnosis. A statement from his family confirmed that he continued to work despite his cancer progressing, befitting a man who brought America’s first Black superhero to the silver screen.
As the news of the actor’s death spread, many took to social media to share their condolences.
The tributes continue to flood in as news of his passing continues to ripple through. Read the official statement from his family below.
“It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman.
Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, and battled with it these last 4 years as it progressed to stage IV.
A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much. From Marshall to Da 5 Bloods, August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and several more, all were filmed during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy.
It was the honor of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther.
He died in his home, with his wife and family by his side.
The family thanks you for your love and prayers, and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time.”
When White Privilege Isn’t Enough to Get Into USC: Lori Loughlin Sentenced to 2 Months in Prison
Actress Lori Loughlin was sentenced to two months in prison today for her role in the college admissions scandal. If you haven’t followed the 10-month-long saga, Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli, a fashion designer, plead not guilty to a bribery charge in a college admission scam back in 2019… Because white privilege just isn’t what it used to be.
The two later plead guilty to paying William Rick Singer, the mastermind, $500,000 to guarantee their two daughters a spot at the University of South Carolina.
Loughlin’s sentence came several hours after her husband’s five-month sentence. According to the US Attorney for the District of Massachusetts, Giannulli’s five-month sentence also came with a whopping fine of $250,000 and 250 hours of community service.
“[Giannulli] engaged more frequently with Singer, directed the bribe payments to USC and Singer, and personally confronted his daughter’s high school counselor to prevent the scheme from being discovered, brazenly lying about his daughter’s athletic abilities,” US Attorney Andrew Lelling of Massachusetts said in the memo released on Tuesday. “Loughlin took a less active role, but was nonetheless fully complicit, eagerly enlisting Singer for a second time for her younger daughter, and coaching her daughter not to ‘say too much’ to her high school’s legitimate college counselor, lest he caught on to their [fradulent activity].