Tonight is the 2018 MTV Music Video Awards and Twitter decided to take this day to honor the legendary rapper, Missy Elliott with the hastag #MissyElliottAppreciationDay. Since the inception of the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, an award to highlight an artists’ innovate music videos, Missy Elliott continues to be looked over. Nobody was touching Missy’s video in the late 90s and early 2000s. Til this day I still remember when she spit in a man’s mouth in the “Get Your Freak On” video. This year Jennifer Lopez is being honored. Nothing against JLO, but her videos don’t hold a candle to Missy’s creativity. Here is how Twitter is celebrating our icon.
Give?to people while they are here & I would love to give some all day today to @MissyElliott herself. She inspired me as a singer, a dancer, and just as a human in general and so I made a #MissyElliottAppreciationDay playlist and hope you all enjoy https://t.co/HCVbwrUBvC pic.twitter.com/h6RFC9GpAo
— ????? ????? (@Maria_Giesela) August 20, 2018
— Mo Moshaty (@MoMoshaty) August 20, 2018
Favorite Missy video? Not song, video. I loooooove “Hot” but I gotta go with “Gossip Folks.” I be in my living room jookin’ whenever it comes on.
— Black Carrington (@Dpzzle) August 20, 2018
Real talk, @MissyElliott has brought us many hits, visual greatness and unmatched creativity. She has written for so many artist, directed videos, had roles in films, commercials, clothing. Missy has rightfully earned her titles of #Legend and #Icon. #MissyElliottAppreciationDay pic.twitter.com/XwxuFkU2N5
— AaronMichael (@iamAMF) August 20, 2018
— Court (@courtdanee2) August 20, 2018
missy elliott: is it worth it? let me work it, I put my thing down, flip it and reverse it
— S. Qiouyi Lu ? 陸秋逸 ✨? your epicene boyfriend (@sqiouyilu) August 20, 2018
— LinkedIn Park (@Saint_Rufio) August 20, 2018
@MTV we appreciate @JLo for the #mtvvma video vanguard award but next year if it isn’t @MissyElliott ya’ll got it all wrong! 1st don’t think there’s ever been a hip hop artist. 2nd for videos are legendary! 3rd missy would kill a 20 min performance!#MissyElliottAppreciationDay
— Chris (@sircdotfeazy11) August 20, 2018
Amazing that it is #MissyElliottAppreciationDay ! Thank you @MissyElliott for being such a queen at what you do ! A queen of innovation, of variety and most of all a queen of hip hop ! NEED NEW ALBUM THOUGH ! ?? pic.twitter.com/ZHuvBOvvb6
— ?LILKIM.IS.THE.NASTIEST.ONE? (@lilkimiconic) August 20, 2018
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.