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Self-Made or Born Rich?: Kylie Jenner Soon to Create a Billion Dollar Empire

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Lip gloss mogul Kylie Jenner dons the cover of Forbes’ Magazine”America’s Women Billionaires” issue. The 20-year-old social media star was able to turn an insecurity into a nearly $1 billion dollar empire. With an estimated $100 million dollars in revenue in 2017 alone, Jenner is seeing that being in the beauty industry has a huge payoff. If her company keeps doing big numbers like those she is well on her way to being the youngest-ever-self-made-billionaire. A title previously held by Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg.

Jenner describes feeling lost and struggling to find her niche while her siblings were venturing in the modeling and beauty industry. Her mother, Kris Jenner, advised her to go the modeling route and Kylie was able to rack up seven figures by doing gigs with PacSun, Sinful Colors, and Instagram Ad placements.

During this time Kylie underwent a cosmetic procedure on her lips. After getting tired of over-lining her lips to get the full-black woman esque features Kylie decided to get her own. A light went off in her head and in 2014 the phrase “Kylie Lip Kits … for the perfect pout” was trademarked. By investing $250,000 from her modeling gigs into an outside company to produce the products the Kylie Cosmetics was born. 

By being one of the most followed people across all social media platforms, Kylie has an audience that will be easy to profit off of. She was able to outsource the production of her kits and Kris Jenner handles the business side of things. All Kylie has to do is cater to her audience. With hourly posts that includes selfies with the lipgloss name in the caption, videos of swatches and product launches, and let us not forget celeb endorsements from her sisters and other Instagram socialites.  This model has allotted the young mother to earn 100% of her company.

This is an amazing accomplishment from a 20-year-old but the debate is that she’s not self-made. Even Dictionary.com took time to add to the discussion with a clarification on what self-made actually means.

Kylie’s empire has been created since the inception of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” when she was just 10-years-old. She has been handed opportunities and advantages that most of us couldn’t even dream of. Which is why many aren’t too impressed with this billion dollar feat.

Others created the argument that she is self-made because her brother, Rob, was afforded the same opportunities…and well…flopped.

What do you guys think? Is Kylie self-made or extremely privileged?

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Are Jaden Smith and Tyler the Creator an item?

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Jaden and Tyler

Jaden tells Tyler not to deny their love

During his Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival set, Jaden Smith passionately admits to the audience that Tyler is his boyfriend.

In what many are sure was just a publicity stunt, Jaden told the crowd there was one thing he wanted them to take away from his performance.

“Tyler the Creator is my f*cking boyfriend.”

Jaden Smith has always been fairly ambiguous when it comes to sexual preference and recently Tyler has been challenging his own sexuality. While that doesn’t excuse Tyler’s homophobic past, it seems that Jaden’s fans are here for him and Tyler as an item.

Joke or not, Jaden seems to be going along with it on all his social media profiles. Tyler, who revealed he’s been “kissing white boys since 2004”, was not pleased with the gesture but has not detracted from the rumor.

If the two are actually involved, its a twisted gain in moving past the outdated view that homosexuality in hip-hop is negative.

Are you here for it? Do you think they’re just trolling us?

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Pick a Side, Pick a Side: Tekashi 6ix9ine Hired the Sisters who are Suing Cardi B

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Tekashi 6ix9ine took Nicki Minaj’s lyrics “pick a side, pick a side” literally for his upcoming music video. The “Gummo” rapper hired the sisters, Jade and Baddie Gi, for his music video featuring Nicki Minaj and Kanye West. According to TMZTekashi flied the sisters out to the shoot and in a video on TMZ, the two are following behind Tekashi at a Beverly Hills location.

Sources say that the sisters were on set while the gunshots fired during the video shoot. The sisters are still going to remain in the music video once production starts rolling again.

What does this say about Nicki and Cardi’s peace treaty? This is obviously shady and while Tekashi is a known troll it’s questionable why she would allow them on the shoot? Is this going to be another chapter in the Nicki Minaj vs Cardi B saga?

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Gunfire at Tekashi Video Shoot

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Tekashi surrounded by security

Tekashi surrounded by security

Tekashi and Kanye West were at a video shoot in Beverly Hills when shots rang out at 10:25PM

At the stage for the video, a rented $80 million estate,  approximately 8 shots were fired. Although no one was injured, there was damage to the home. At least one bullet destroyed a bedroom window.

Production was halted immediately and Kanye left the scene unscathed. Nicki was supposed to be at the shoot as well but she had not yet made it to the site.

The attack was allegedly a drive-by.

This is the 3rd shooting targeting Tekashi since his post-sentencing celebration. The rapper was charged with the use of a child in a sexual performance. Having only received a sentence of four years probation, it appears someone is unhappy with the judgment.

It is suspected that the shooting could be the result of a beef between Tekashi and YG. The two have been at odds since a video surfaced of Tekashi asking a fan to name a YG song.

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