‘‘Back in the day, in Hip Hop, the thick girl was glorified,” Nicki Minaj says. "Now the rappers are dating skinny White women.”
Nicki Minaj says that the conflicts between labelmate Drake and boyfriend Meek Mill; and mentor Lil Wayne and Cash Money Records’ Birdman do not concern her.
‘They’re men, grown-ass men,’’ Nicki Minaj says during an interview with The New York Times. ‘‘It’s between them.’’
The Queens, New York rapper also says that she is not pleased with the problems.
"I hate it,’’ she says. ‘‘It doesn’t make me feel good. You don’t ever want to choose sides between people you love. It’s ridiculous. I just want it to be over.’’
Elsewhere in the interview, Nicki Minaj says that the perception of beauty has evolved in the Rap world.
‘‘Back in the day, in Hip Hop, the thick girl was glorified,” she says. "Now the rappers are dating skinny White women. So it’s almost like, ‘Wait a minute, who’s going to tell the thick Black girls that they’re sexy and fly, too?’’’
Every once in a while, a commercial comes along that captures a moment in time.
This new State Farm commercial - showing some football referees who didn't see a play but have to make a call anyway - hits home, especially given the controversy over the non-call that happened in Monday night's game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Detroit Lions.
To set it up: The Lions were running the ball in for a touchdown that would have put them ahead of the Seahawks. The ball carrier had the ball stripped just shy of the end zone. It bounced into the end zone, and Seahawks player batted it out of the field of play.
That's a penalty, and it should have given the Lions the ball back at the one-yard line. Just about every one agrees, from the NFL vice-president in charge of officiating to the Seahawks' coach, Pete Carroll. So the Lions had one snatched away from them by some referees.
Now watch the commercial, which you can bet aired during Monday night's game.
Ackquille “Bobby Shmurda” Pollard and his GS9 affiliates will have to wait until next year for their conspiracy, drugs and weapons possession trial to begin. According to reports, the “Hot N*gga” rapper will return to court on January 11.
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Shmurda also once again lost a bid for bail. His bail was originally set at $2 million, and he has yet to cover the cost required to exit from jail. Shmurda and 14 other defendants have been incarcerated since their arrest in December of 2014.
The 21-year-old Epic Records artist acquired a new attorney as well. Alex Spiro of Brafman & Associates will now be handling his case. Spiro appeared in court with Shmurda on Monday to argue his client should be released prior to trial.
Special Narcotics Prosecutor Nigel Farinha reminded the court that Shmurda has been denied bail at least four times. Farinha claims the accused performer has a net worth of half a million dollars and ties to individuals in Florida.
Nicki Minaj wants you to buy her Myx moscato drink in bulk this month, but not so she can pocket the profits. For October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Young Money rapstress is looking to donate monies to breast cancer research through the sales of Myx.
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Myx is being sold in a limited edition bottle and for every bottle sold, $1 dollar will be donated to the American Breast Cancer Foundation, according to her recent Instagram post.
Minaj also partnered CompUSA, max and TigerDirect to raise money and awareness for breast cancer research with the Susan G. Komen Foundation for the Cure back in 2010.
Rihanna calls Rachel Dolezal “a bit of a hero,” speaks on relationship with Matt Kemp.
As part of her cover story with Vanity Fair, Rihanna touched on her past relationships, including ones with crooner Chris Brown and professional baseball player Matt Kemp.
In regards to her relationship with Kemp, she says she was merely dating the athlete when the paparazzi began to portray their relationship as more than what it was. She recalled being “uncomfortable” at the amount of attention their relationship received from the paparazzi.
After speaking on Kemp, Rihanna admitted that she felt that she could change her ex, Chris Brown. She also revealed that she was at one time very protective of the singer.
Lastly, the songstress explained that she currently has no relationship with Brown, but will always care about him.
“I was very protective of him,” Rihanna said while speaking about Chris Brown. “I felt that people didn’t understand him. Even after … But you know, you realize after a while that in that situation you’re the enemy. You want the best for them, but if you remind them of their failures, or if you remind them of bad moments in their life, or even if you say I’m willing to put up with something, they think less of you—because they know you don’t deserve what they’re going to give. And if you put up with it, maybe you are agreeing that you [deserve] this, and that’s when I finally had to say, ‘Uh-oh, I was stupid thinking I was built for this.’ Sometimes you just have to walk away…I don’t hate him. I will care about him until the day I die. We’re not friends, but it’s not like we’re enemies. We don’t have much of a relationship now.”
During her interview, Rihanna was questioned about a former hot topic when she was asked to share her thoughts on Rachel Dolezal, the white woman who attempted to pass as black. She called Dolezal “a bit of a hero” for waking people up and shaking up society.
“I think she was a bit of a hero, because she kind of flipped on society a little bit,” she said. “Is it such a horrible thing that she pretended to be black? Black is a great thing, and I think she legit changed people’s perspective a bit and woke people up.”
Photos from Rihanna's Vanity Fair spread can be found below.
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