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Is Cardi B’s Skin Thick Enough To Be An A-Lister?

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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!

 

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R. Kelly Charged AGAIN

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Thursday prosecutors in New York charged embattled singer-songwriter R. Kelly with bribery, alleging the artist and his crew bribed a government official over 20 years ago. 

On August 30, 1994, the day before Kelly married the late Aaliyah, he bribed a public servant to doctor an ID in an effort to obtain a marriage license to the underage girl. That’s one day before the two got married. 

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Reminder: Kelly has always maintained he did not know Aaliyah’s true age at the time, but this new allegation could make him rethink his statement. So far, his attorneys have brushed off the charge calling it “still the same nonsense.”

The charge is being added to an ongoing racketeering case against Kelly which includes child pornography, sexual exploitation of a minor, and kidnapping indictments. 

Expect to see this all play out in federal court in 2020. Grab your popcorn.

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R. Kelly Girlfriend Denies Creating Patreon Account, Parents Respond

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In a video statement given to TMZ on Wednesday, Joycelyn Savage, 23, fiercely denied setting up a Patreon account in her name or posting a cryptic message to an Instagram account previously linked to her. 

“It has been said that I have left him and he has abused me and all kinds of nonsense. I have said before none of it is true… I also want to say please do not believe what you see and hear on social media. That is not my Instagram. Someone is impersonating me.”

Last week, Patreon, a website that helps creators earn money, shut down an account claiming to be Savage citing an inability to “verify the identity of the account holder.” Many donated to the campaign with the expectation of getting more details of the abuses alleged in the anonymous posts. According to the unauthenticated posts, R. Kelly tormented Savage with everything from physical abuse to frequent golden showers.

In response to their daughter’s scripted video, the parents spoke through their attorney. We’re saddened and disappointed to learn that Joycelyn Savage has said that she was not the person operating the Patreon account… we deeply desired to hear her story and in her own voice…”

Read the full statement below:

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A Complete Timeline of the Gabrielle Union-America’s Got Talent Saga

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In late November it was revealed that actress Gabrielle Union had been fired from her spot as a judge on the NBC show America’s Got Talent, but troubling reports of her exit have caused everyone from Janelle Monae to Howard Stern to weigh in on the controversy. Here’s a complete timeline of everything we know.

November 22, 2019 – Variety Magazine announces NBC will not renew Union’s contract

In addition to Union’s exit, it is revealed fellow judge Julianne Hough will also not be returning to the popular television show. Male judges Simon Cowell, Howie Mandel, and Terry Crews all expected to remain on the roster.

AMERICA’S GOT TALENT — “Quarter Finals 1” Episode 1412 — Pictured: (l-r) Gabrielle Union, Julianne Hough — (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)

November 24, 2019 – News of ‘toxic culture’ at AGT hits the internet

Sources with direct knowledge of the culture at AGT describe the now-infamous joke that put Union at odds with show producers. During a guest appearance, comedian Jay Leno joked that a picture of Simon Cowell with his dogs reminded him of something “on the menu at a Korean restaurant.” The actress learned of the joke and explained to producers this joke would not be well-received particularly by Asian crewmembers and viewers. She reportedly urged producers and an unnamed NBC executive to scrap the offensive joke and report it to the network’s human resources department. The line was ultimately thrown out, but a formal report or complaint was never filed with HR.

SANTA MONICA, CA – JULY 11: Gabrielle Union attends Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports 2019 at Barker Hangar on July 11, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)

Further reports emerged describing Union and Hough receiving “excessive notes” on their appearance, with Union in particular getting regularly coached on her hairstyles being “too black.”

November 26, 2019 – Julianne Hough and NBC deny allegations

Julianne Hough released a statement claiming she “loved working with the cast, crew, and producers and the claims are not “accurate to her experience.” She goes on to say “I am happy continuing my working relationship with NBC.”

The network echoed her statement with a vehement denial of all allegations. 

November 28, 2019 – Celebrities show support for Union

As the news of NBC’s culture made its waves, celebrities voiced their support for Union. Stars like Janelle Monae, Ellen Pompeo, and democratic presidential hopeful Julián Castro, among many, voiced their opinions on the matter in favor of the ousted actress.

December 1, 2019 – Jay Leno speaks out, NBC releases new statement 

The comedian at the center of the alleged racist joke spoke of nothing but his fondness of Union. “I love Gabrielle Union, she’s a great girl. I really enjoyed working with her.” When asked whether he uttered the joke on the NBC show, he refused to answer. 

For its part, NBC released a new statement vowing commitment to “ensuring a respectful workplace for all employees.” The network also stated it is working with the actress’ representatives to hear her concerns and address them as necessary.

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December 2, 2019 – Howard Stern gives his two cents

To add fuel to Union’s fire, Stern made very choice comments on his show seemingly backing up Gabrielle Union and Julianne Hough and trashing Simon Cowell. “He sets it up so that the men stay. No matter how ugly they are, no matter how old they are, no matter how fat they are, no matter how talentless they are… He constantly replaces the hot chicks with hotter chicks and younger chicks.”

Phew! That was a lot to keep up with and somehow we have a feeling this drama isn’t over yet. Only time will tell how steep the fallout will be. What do you think about all this? Give us your thoughts below.

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