Rapper Nicki Minaj Stoops Real Low With Racy “Anaconda” Artwork

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Rapper Nicki Minaj Went Too Far With Racy “Anaconda” Artwork

Nicki Minaj has never shied away from courting controversy, all in the name of being an independent-minded artist, but she may have crossed the line with the artwork for her latest single, “Anaconda.”

Yeah, yeah, yeah. Nicki Minaj always courts controversy but this could be taking it a bit too far. It’s basically ex-rated. This is just plain offensive. Gee, I wonder what real entertainers like Patti Labelle, Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys and Tina Turner would have to say about Nicki Minaj’s latest gimmick? Actually, I am being nice. It’s not a gimmick. It’s just straight-up tacky.

 

 

Cissy Houston Blasts Lifetime Movie Project About Whitney Houston

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Cissy Houston Blasts Lifetime Movie Project About Whitney Houston (Credit: Wikipedia)

Cissy Houston isn’t happy with a planned movie about her late daughter, Whitney Houston, saying “Lifetime has chosen to go ahead with the movie about Whitney in spite of my family’s objections,” Entertainment Tonight reports.

“No one connected with this movie knew Whitney or anything about her relationship with Bobby,” Houston said.

“In the two years since Whitney’s death, many people have stepped forward to speak about their close relationship with her. I find it difficult to believe people who knew and supposedly loved her would participate in a movie about her done by folks who didn’t know her. We are exhausted by the continuing misinformation and comments offered by people who did not know her. Please please let her rest.”

The project is being directed by actress Angela Bassett, who got some shade from Whitney Houston’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina.

‘RHOA’ Star NeNe Leakes Slams Wendy Williams Over “Defacing Birkin Bag” Tweet

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‘RHOA’ Star NeNe Leakes Slams Wendy Williams Over “Defacing Birkin Bag” Tweet

Food fight…”Real Housewives of Atlanta” star NeNe Leakes took to her blog to go in on talk show diva Wendy Williams, who she called ‘Wendell,’ a clear diss meant to infer that she was a drag queen. Leakes didn’t like the fact that Williams called her out on social media, but it should be noted that the two have had an ongoing feud.

Wendy Williams asked her followers on Twitter what they thought about NeNe Leakes “defacing her Birkin bag.” She took Williams down on her blog, one insult after another on her blog:

Wendy I am sure people think that I’ve done something to you, maybe we had a beef or I slept with your man but none of that is true! I’ve actually only been nice to you! I gave you a beautiful black $3,200 Celine Phantom Bag to celebrate your 500th show but you haven’t spoken of that! But what you have chosen to do is constantly speak negative of me and lie on me! What you need to do is stop spewing hate! When it comes to gossip you are the lowest of the low! I know you hate because I turned down the chance to come on your Talk Show and I am sure you’re scared I will take your place (I know you have heard! Ummhmm wink wink) BE SCARED! I have a clothing line on HSN coming out in a few days and I know it must be hard for a black woman to support another black woman but you should try it sometime. PS: My Birkin is being turned into a work of art to raise money for a worthy charity something you fail to mention on your show! I don’t have one Birkin I have five now run tell that WIG.

It has to be said that Wendy Williams has made a lot of people mad. The tweets have been deleted, but here’s what each said (H/T The Wrap):

Petty: Iggy Azalea Accused of Hijacking Southern Black Women’s Culture

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Petty: Iggy Azalea Accused of Hijacking Southern Black Women’s Culture (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Iggy Azalea has been accused of hijacking Southern black women’s culture since she became an Atlanta-style rapper. Um, it’s being called the “white appropriation of Hip Hop music.” So, I am guessing that everyone who imitated Bob Marley and other reggae singers hijacked the Jamaican reggae culture. I mean groups like UB40. Is this all we can find to whine about? Really people?

Iggy is a protégé of T.I., one of my all-time favorite rappers. Though T.I. is known for Atlanta-style, crunk Southern bravado that is a hallmark of Black culture in that city, recently he expressed disappointment that “we’re at a place in America where we still see color.” Apparently, color is only relevant when he’s talking about racist acts against Black men, but not when he has to think through his complicity in white appropriation of Hip Hop music.

As a born-and-raised Southern girl, who believes that lazy summer evenings are best spent with your top back or your sun roof open, bass-heavy music booming through nice speakers, while you slowly make a few blocks through the neighborhood, to see who’s out and what’s poppin,’  I resent Iggy Azalea for her co-optation and appropriation of sonic Southern Blackness, particularly the sonic Blackness of Southern Black women. Everytime she raps the line “tell me how you luv dat,” in her song “Fancy,” I want to scream “I don’t love dat!” I hate it. The line is offensive because this Australian born-and-raised white girl almost convincingly mimics the sonic register of a downhome Atlanta girl.

This article was just nothing more than near-sighted pettiness. Read the entire article at Salon.

Rihanna Denies Sending ‘Free Palestine’ Tweet That Came from Her Account

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Rihanna Denies Sending ‘Free Palestine’ Tweet That Came from Her Account

Singer Rihanna is denying that she sent a “Free Palestine” tweet from her official Twitter account. She also denies taking sides in the Palestine-Israeli crisis. The tweet was retweeted 7,000 by her fans before it was deleted.

‘RHOA’ Star Apollo Nida Gets 8 Years in Prison for Bank Fraud, ID Theft

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‘RHOA’ Star Apollo Nida Gets 8 Years in Prison for Bank Fraud, ID Theft

Apollo Nida of ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta‘ was sentenced to eight years in prison for bank fraud, ID theft.

Reginald G. Moore, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Secret Service, Atlanta Field Office, said in a press release, “Today’s sentencing exemplifies impartial justice regardless of economic class or preceived celebrity status. Nida’s sentence should be an eye opener for other like-minded criminals who scheme to steal victims’ identities, defraud them and ignore the consequences of their actions.”

Nida’s attorney, Thomas Bever, tried to get the sentence reduced citing his client’s poor upbringing but Judge Charles Pannell wasn’t about to buy that. Um, Apollo Nida is 35 and this isn’t the first time he has broken the law.

Judge Pannell did recommend that Apollo Nida be allowed to serve his sentence close to Atlanta due to his family, which includes two young sons with wife, Phaedra Parks.

Ex-Scandal Star Columbus Short Arrested for Public Intoxication at Dallas Bar

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Ex-Scandal Star Columbus Short Arrested for Public Intoxication at Dallas Bar (Credit: Wikipedia)

Columbus Short, former “Scandal” star was arrested for public intoxication Friday night in Dallas after getting into a scuffle over an unpaid bar tab, TMZ reports.

TMZ reports Columbus Short was celebrating the July 4th holiday at Katy Trail Ice House in Dallas when he reportedly got up to leave without paying for his drinks. He reportedly got upset after being approached by a security guard, who he accused of being racist.

Off-duty cops reportedly broke up the fight, but Columbus Short turned on them too. He was later arrested for public intoxication. Won’t someone get this man into some kind of rehab? He’s is slowly self-destructing….

 

 

 

 

Sherri Shepherd Allegedly Seeking to Side-Step Custody of Unborn Child Over Child Support

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Sherri Shepherd Allegedly Seeking to Side-Step Custody of Unborn Child Over Child Support (Credit: SherriShepherd.com)

Sherri Shepherd, soon-to-be ex-cohost of “The View,” is catching heat again. This time she reportedly wants to side-step any parental or financial responsibility for the unborn baby being carried by a surrogate for her and estranged husband Lamar Sally. TMZ reports Shepherd has no genetic connection to the baby, who was conceived via invitro fertilization with an egg donor and Sally’s sperm.

TMZ is reporting sources said Shepherd believes Lamar Sally defrauded her into having a child so he could get child support, knowing he fully intended to divorce her.

The source tol TMZ the couple first tried IVF with her own eggs but that failed and they decided to use an egg donor with Lamar’s sperm and a surrogate to carry the child.

The reports say Sherri Shepherd allegedly wants a judge to rule she has no parental rights for the baby due at the end of August.

If this is all true, Sherri Shepherd just can’t side-step her role as a mother or step-mother to this kid. The baby was conceived when she and Sally were still married.

 

 

‘Opie & Anthony’ Host Anthony Cumia Fired Over Racist Twitter Tirade

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‘Opie & Anthony’ Host Anthony Cumia Fired Over Racist Twitter Tirade (Credit: Twitter)

SiriusXM has fired Anthony Cumia, one half of comedy show, “The Opie & Anthony Show,” after a racist tirade on Twitter after he got a beatdown from a black woman in New York City.

Cumia claims he was assaulted by a woman in Times Square on Tuesday. His racist tirade on his Twitter feed is just despicable. He said he was trying to take pictures of the area when the woman was caught in the fram. She allegedly started punching him after objecting to being in the photographs. He responded by calling her a c**t. He then took to Twitter and raged violently for hours.

During his Twitter rant, Anthony Cumia says “savage violent animal f*cks prey on white people.”

Here are a few of Anthony Cumia’s tweets that got him fired:

Sirius issued a statement confirming Anthony Cumia’s termination:

“SiriusXM has terminated its relationship with Anthony Cumia of the Opie & Anthony channel. The decision was made, and Cumia informed, late Thursday, July 3, after careful consideration of his racially charged and hate-filled remarks on social media. Those remarks and postings are abhorrent to SiriusXM, and his behavior is wholly inconsistent with what SiriusXM represents.”

Cumia, who also tweeted “I hope she gets shot,” has since posted a message saying he plans to think things over during the holiday weekend before signing off with “F— Sirius.”

Wyclef Jean and Santana’s World Cup Anthem May Just Irk Right Wingnut Ann Coulter

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Wyclef Jean and Santana’s World Cup Anthem May Just Irk Right Wingnut Ann Coulter

Wyclef Jean and Santana’s official anthem for the 2014 World Cup games is now available on Vevo. The anthem, “Dar um Jeito” (“We Will Find a Way“), also features Avicii and Alexandre Pires.

I guess, if you are with conservative windbag Ann Coulter on being a soccer hater, this song, which is in Portuguese, is “garbage” and is indicative of the “moral decay” of America, thanks to Liberals. By the way, Coulter is defending her screed after she sparked ridicule.

Personally, I just want to move to the beat….

Dar um Jeito” will be performed live during the World Cup closing ceremony at Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on July 13. The song is available as a single and as one of the tracks on the FIFA World Cup album, “One Love, One Rhythm.”