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?
Uncle Snoop Get Your Apology to Ari Lennox Ready
Apparently, everyone’s favorite uncle likes apologizing. Fresh off of his apology tour for his controversial comments towards broadcast journalists Gayle King, Snoop Dogg decided to comment on Ari Lennox’s Instagram live to instruct her to “grow your own hair.”
Yesterday, the Dreamville songbird took to Instagram Live in true Ari fashion to document her trying on a new lace front wig. Not known for wearing wigs, she struggled with figuring out how much lace to cut and securing the hair as she entertained her followers with hilarious gestures and commentary.
Eventually, a snippet of the video ended up on The Shade Room for everyone’s viewing pleasure.
Moments later, Snoop was unnecessarily commenting under the video.
In no time, women were coming to Ari’s defense, reminding the legendary rapper that his wife and daughter are no strangers to wigs.
You’d think men would know to leave their opinions to themselves when it comes to women’s hair, especially black women, but clearly, Uncle Snoop forgot to read that particular memo.
Once Ari caught wind of Snoop’s comments, she delivered a lovely little shade tree, posting a photo of Snoop wearing a blonde wig with the caption, “Uncle I just…I just thought we had an understanding….”
Following the backlash that he’s currently receiving, I can already envision the apology that’s sure to follow. Perhaps someone should remind Uncle Snoop that the best apology is changed behavior…
DJ D-Nice Has Spun His Way Into the Living Rooms of Thousands
Every day, legendary DJ D-Nice (a.k.a. Derrick Jones) spends countless hours helping thousands of global citizens forget about the coronavirus pandemic and financial woes with his “Homeschool” parties.
Initially jumping on Instagram Live to cure his boredom while “self-isolating,” D-Nice had an audience of a few hundred, mostly friends. As word began to spread, it grew to a few thousand. By Sunday, over 160,000 people joined his live for a virtual party that included the heavyweights such as Michelle Obama, Jennifer Lopez, Jada Pinkett-Smith, 9th Wonder, Jimmy Fallon, and Vice President Joe Biden.
During a CBS This Morning interview, D-Nice shared, “I literally just played what feels good. I wanted people to feel good. I wanted their experience to be lifted through music, just one song at a time.” And he’s done just that. While on live, his comment section is a constant stream of cheers, shout outs, and music-lovers asking, “Where the drinks at?” It feels like the best VIP section you’ll ever experience but from your living room.
“No matter what your problems are, you can put on a good tune and it just takes you away and I was trying to do that,” he explained. “It wasn’t just the music, it was the whole experience and everyone escaping what’s going on today just for a few hours.”
While some of his neighbors have complained about the noise, D-Nice is committed to keeping the party going as the universal language of music is playing a vital role in keeping us all connected.
We have DJ D-Nice to thank for that!
Jay Electronica & Joe Budden Used Their Twitter Fingers to Exchange Insults
It took 10 years for Jay Electronica to release his highly-anticipated album, A Written Testimony. While some are singing his praises, others are incredibly disappointed. One such person is former rapper turned media personality, Joe Budden.
Budden used his platform, The Joe Budden Podcast episode Dry Snitching to express his disappointment. Budden proclaimed, “You’ve been missing for ten years- which is cool, ’cause you’ve been living life. But that confidence that I thought you might’ve been living life with is suppressed…that lens that I’m looking through paints the story of a different MC. And that MC is one that would get smacked around by Hov on every song.”
In response, Electronica took to Twitter and posted a video clip of DaBaby saying “fuck it,” directing the tweet at Rory, one of the co-hosts on Budden’s podcast.
Shortly after, Budden responded referring to Jay-Z’s performance on A Written Testimony, where he appears on eight of ten tracks. “I never got absolutely mopped around on my own project either… @ me, not Rory.”
Here’s how the rest of that conversation went:
The tirade ended with Electronica demanding credit for “lighting up” the podcast episode.
Electronica released A Written Testimony on Friday, March 13th. It’s his first solo album after more than ten years of delays with features by Jay-Z, The-Dream and Travis Scott, with additional production by The Alchemist, No ID, Swizz Beatz and Hit-Boy.