A lot of people are giving The Breakfast Club an L this week.
The guest list for The Breakfast Club this week has been polarizing, to say the least. The internet was buzzing after The Breakfast Club welcomed “urban model” and “entrepreneur” Bernice Burgos. The video on YouTube currently holds the record for the most dislikes of any interview on TBC. Bernice stopped by to clear up rumors, discuss her brand and business. The interview has accumulated over 887,000 views and has become the #29 trending video on YouTube. If you haven’t seen it, you can catch the video below.
The comments section was vicious and social media was flooded with tweets, posts, and strong opinions. Some felt that she shouldn’t have been invited to the show and that her interview was boring and unnecessary. Criticisms about her intelligence, choice to have plastic surgery, parenting and overall lifestyle were all included. Others felt that those who disliked her video were hating, and praised her “come up” from teen mom to businesswoman. There was also the issue of her interaction with host Angela Yee, as Bernice accused Angela of referring to her as “video vixen”. TBC rolled back the footage which disproved her comments.
Fast forward to the end of this week and The Breakfast Club decided to go for broke with an interview featuring the cast of “The Real Sidechicks of Charlotte”. The video is currently the #6 trending video on YouTube! Comedian Lil Duvall was along for the ride, peep the interview below.
If you’ve watched the two interviews, did you notice the difference in treatment between the guests? Charlemagne was in awe of Bernice and way more respectful than he has been to most guests. However, the way he treated the Real Sidechicks of Charlotte cast was completely different. Now it may have been because Lil Duvall was present, as he tends to get really extra when he’s around. But let’s be honest, what’s the difference between the two? All of the women have become famous due to their association with someone else’s man (although Bernice denies the TI affair). They all refer to themselves as entrepreneurs. In Charlemagne’s own words, he should have had that same energy when he met with the cast. Mocking these women (who were invited guests), calling them hoes and “side niggas” is just as bad as the reason for it. Not to mention, Duvall’s continued references to transgender Americans as “trannies”. Jokes about Usher, LGBTQ, side chicks, the whole interview was a mess (although the “side baby” comment was hilarious). Also, I found it very interesting that DJ Envy was cackling with them, seeing as he was caught very publicly with a side chick.
The question is, with continuing to give these women with a platform, are we promoting their lifestyles? People have been quick to criticize them, but they couldn’t exist without an audience. Are these the new role models?
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.