Drake Addresses “Culture Vulture” Tag, Triggers Wiley

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Drake is known for co-opting various styles, so inevitably he got slapped with a culture vulture tag, by some—in particular UK grime artist Wiley. This was among the topics the Toronto rapper addressed during a recent sit down with BBC Radio 1’s 1Xtra Rap Show.

Speaking to DJ Tiffany Calver, the 6 God dismissed any culture vulture rhetoric as a manifestation of haters.

“I hate that people think that me being into music from these kids that are trying to like make it and trying to build a name for themselves is like, ‘Oh, that’s some culture vulture,” he said. “What does that even mean? I don’t understand. Would you rather me not acknowledge anything or support? That’s some real confused like…hater sh*t.”

While Drake has been known for liberally hopping on the waves of, for example, the trap rap styles of the Migos or grime aesthetics of Skepta, he does give the originators their props.

He added, “I see it a lot. I’ll never understand how supporting somebody’s song or even going a step further giving somebody a song or linking so, I’ll never understand how that’s not viewed as something admirable.”

Drake then added that it was Wiley’s comments that got under his skin. In turn, Wiley took to social media to respond, and he feels a ways.

 

We’d bet good money this gets squashed sooner rather than later. Listen to a portion of the BBC Radio 1 interview below.

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Birdman Addresses ‘Fake’ Breakup With Toni Braxton On ‘Wendy Williams Show’

Birdman hit up the “Wendy Williams Show” to discuss his relationship with Toni Braxton.

The hip-hop star confirmed that he and his on-again, off-again girlfriend are indeed back together after their engagement ended at the start of 2019.

As reported by MadameNoire, Wendy wasted no time asking him about their alleged breakup, the missing engagement ring and Toni’s messy money issues.

Check out excerpts from the interview below.

Wendy: She’s such a fortunate woman, a beautiful woman. Not too good with money herself.

Birdman: We not gon go there.

Wendy: We know that. Toni and I talked about it.

Birdman: If she had and will have any problems, I have enough money that she will never have a problem…Let’s correct that.

The alleged breakup

Wendy: Then I found out you broke her heart?

Birdman: Where you get that from? Social media, I guess. Me personally, I never been a man that put no energy into social media.

Wendy: Did you have a fight?

Birdman: It was cap. What I mean cap…It was fake. I don’t know how it even took place. I would never be a man to bring any of my business to social media. I’m private.

Toni losing her engagement ring

Wendy: So she loses the ring…did she wait like a month of five to tell you, cuz I would.

Birdman: She told me like a week later. She’s so G. That’s what I like about her. She keep it 100. She just told me the situation that happened with the airport. It was in her luggage or something and with the airport, the bag was left and the ring come up missing.

Wendy: Why is she not wearing her ring at the airport?

Birdman: That was my question too. But it is what it is. We’ll buy another one, ain’t no big deal.

The Cash Money co-founder also discussed his image with Wendy, noting his interest in removing the tattoos on his face.

“I didn’t want to take the [head tattoos] off, but I want to take the facials off,” Birdman said. “And I was asking my partner, 50 [Cent]… ’cause he removed his tattoos. So I wanted to go to somebody who can take these tats off my face.”

But if it’s not possible to get the removals done… “If I have to live with it, I will,” he said. “I just felt like, me being older, I would like to get it off. But if not, it is what it is.”

In his March Forbes interview, Birdman went into more detail about the image he wants to represent now.

“I just think at this point in my life, I don’t need that. That stereotypes you,” the rapper said. “It takes away from the business and certain things.

Check out the full interview via the clip above. Rapper Juvenile was also on the show but Wendy seemed more interested in chopping it up with Birdman.

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Kamala Harris Addresses Criticism, Black Girl Magic, And More at Women of Power Summit

In a room packed with nearly 1,500 black women, Sen. Kamala Harris took the stage at the 2019 Women of Power Summit, opening up about her multicultural upbringing, run for president, and black girl magic during a fireside chat with media personality Star Jones. The Democratic senator walked out with a wide radiant smile and was greeted by a warm and excited audience as Shanice’s 1991 hit “I Love Your your Smile” befittingly played in the background.

Harris was one of several high profile speakers that headlined the BLACK ENTERPRISE Women of Power Summit, an annual three-day leadership conference designed for professional women of color. Others included Stacey Abrams, Valerie Jarret, Dallas Maverick CEO Cynt Marshall, Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie, and Chaka Khan, who was honored at the summit’s legacy awards gala.

During her session, which took place Friday morning at The Mirage in Las Vegas, Harris described herself as a “joyful warrior” and talked about her plan to reform the country should she win the White House next year. The underlying tone of her message was optimistic, yet realistic about the harsh realities the country faces. The two-term senator also kept it real about what it means to be a black woman.

Here are nine sistergirl moments Harris shared at the conference.

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An Ode To Howard University

Harris, who launched her presidential campaign on Dr. Martin Luther King Day, credited her success to two things: her family and education at Howard University.

“You’re in an environment that … tells you that you can be great and you will be given the resources and the expectation to achieve that, and the only thing standing in the way of your success will be you,” she said of her alma mater. “It teaches you as a young black woman or man that you don’t have to be limited by other people’s perceptions of who you are, that you come from great people, [and] stand on shoulders of those who came before us.”

The Power of Sisterhood

The California official talked about the support she gets as a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and recently seeing so many of her sorors during her visit to Howard University last week. That prompted the sorors in the room to erupt with skee-wees and raise their pinkies high.

“There is great power that comes with the sisterhood,” said Harris. “The word support undervalues the significance of it, but it is the thing that keeps you going. I would not have been able to accomplish what I have in my career and in my life without my actual sister and my chosen sisters. There is no way I’d be where I am today.”

Defying Expectation

Like many black women, Harris has been underrated and her competence has been questioned. “There have been moments where throughout my career people underestimated my ability to get something done,” she said.

Harris, who became the first black woman to serve as Attorney General in California and the second black woman to be elected as a U.S. Senator, added that people have also doubted her ability to win an elected office. “I’ve had the setback of attempting to run for office that nobody thought that we could win and all that comes with that.”

However, she used negative perceptions of herself as a source of motivation. “Good, underestimate me. I can work with that,” she said with defiance.

“Kamala Was POPO”

When asked about the criticism she has received about her record as a prosecutor in California, Harris said, “it’s a matter of mischaracterizing the purpose and the goal and the role.”

The former Attorney General was also candid about the scrutiny she faced from her family when she first decided to become a prosecutor. “My family looked at me like I was crazy,” she admitted. “With some of them, I had to defend the decision like one would a thesis.”

Nevertheless, she says she purposely ran for the position so she could reform the system from the inside. “I said ‘there has to be a role for us in the inside of the room where the decisions are made.’” For example, she pointed to the reentry program she created in 2004 as a District Attorney to help young men arrested for drug sales. Through the initiative, first-time non-violent offenders could have their records cleared if they obtained a GED, steady employment, took parenting classes, and passed drug tests.

Despite her intentions, Harris says she expects people to continue to slam her record. “People are going to say, ‘Kamala was popo,’” she laughed. “Somebody gotta be popo because there are some victims, and we do need to advocate for the victims,” added Jones — a former prosecutor, herself.

Being Misunderstood as a Black Woman

Harris knows firsthand how it feels to be misunderstood. A lot needs to be done so the world can understand “who black women are and understand the breadth and depth of who we are,” she said. She added, “there are so many who are unclear about it because they have not chosen to inform themselves.” However, to overcome the stigmas and stereotypes attached to black womanhood, Harris encouraged black women to not let other people’s expectation define them.

Black Girl Magic

When asked when she first recognized her own ‘Black Girl Magic,’ Harris said she feels it most when it’s reflected in other black women around her.

“When I see you, I feel it,” Harris told Jones. “When we see it in each other, I think that that’s when we see it. It’s not about one as an individual; it’s about us as a collective.”

Jones followed up asking Harris who would she use her ‘Black Girl Magic’ to make disappear. After a long pause, Harris finally answered, saying she would use it to eradicate poverty.

‘Isms’ Are Real

Black women know best the impact that “isms” have on disenfranchised communities. They are a constant and dreadful reminder of the systemic obstacles they face every single day. However, for far too long, society has tried to hide and downplay these institutionalized barriers.

“If Charlottesville didn’t make it clear, if the Tree of Life Synagogue [massacre] didn’t make it clear, racism, sexism, anti-Semitism, homophobia, [and] transphobia are real,” said Harris. “Let’s speak those truths so we can deal with it.”

Opening The Door

Harris announced that she hired a black woman to be the state director for her campaign in Iowa where the black population is a mere 3.2%. Nonetheless, Harris has confidence in her state director’s ability to organize residents on her behalf. “If you look at her skill set, and her experience, and her talent, and all that she contributes, she is one of the strongest state directors anyone will ever have in Iowa,” said Harris.

Praising Shirley Chisholm

Harris talked about standing on the shoulders of Shirley Chisholm, who became the first black woman to run for president in a major party in 1972: “I am inspired by her every day,” she said.

Watch Sen. Harris’s full fireside chat with Star Jones below.



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My favourite beach is…

Xucla Beach in the North, it’s so romantic – it’s a little cove beach with an amazing xiringuito that does the best garlic gambas. It has a cave you can swim through and you can walk around the coastline on the rocks and jump off into crystal sea.

My favourite dress shop is…

Vicente Ganesha, in Ibiza town, that not that many people know about, it has the most incredible dresses! Multi layered flamenco dresses. I have worn this blue one so many times and lent it to tonnes of friends, I don’t think I have ever worn it and not been asked where it’s from.

Annie’s in Ibiza is also a great shop for amazing vintage finds and cool current brands. Annie stocks: Rixo, De La Vali, Clio Peppiat, Isabelle Moore & Graham Cruz.

My favourite club is…

DC10 on Monday night for Circa Loco is the only club I go to in Ibiza as it’s not really a club, it’s half outside, the music is incredible, and you can party with planes flying over your head as it’s right next to the airport.

My favourite daytime excursion is…

Going to Formentera for the day is also something everyone goes to Ibiza should do, it’s lovely and has great restaurants and crystal clear sea.

My favourite restaurant is…

Cicale, beautiful as it’s in a very remote countryside location, you sit on a patio with fairy lights and olive trees around you, plus the the food is wonderful and they have a small boutique with wonderful jewellery and trinkets.

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‘I’m Upset I Even Have to Say This.’ Pete Davidson Addresses Struggle With Borderline Personality Disorder

Pete Davidson has publicly addressed his struggle with borderline personality disorder as well as the bullying he says he has endured because of the mental illness.

The Saturday Night Live cast member, who has recently come under public scrutiny for both his breakup with Ariana Grande and a skit on SNL in which he made a controversial joke about a GOP congressional candidate who lost an eye while serving in Afghanistan, took to Instagram on Monday to share a Notes screenshot in which he spoke out against the way he has been treated by those critical of his behavior. Davidson was diagnosed with BPD in 2017.

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I’ve kept my mouth shut. Never mentioned any names, never said a word about anyone or anything. I’m trying to understand how when something happens to a guy the whole entire world just trashes him without any facts or frame of reference. Especially in today’s climate where everyone loves to be offended and upset it truly is mind boggling. I’ve been getting online bullied and in public by people for 9 months. I’ve spoken about BPD and being suicidal publicly only in the hopes that it will help bring awareness and help kids like myself who don’t want to be on this earth. I just want you guys to know. No matter how hard the internet or anyone tries to make me kill myself. I won’t. I’m upset I even have to say this. To all those holding me down and seeing this for what it is – I see you and I love you.

Davidson has previously spoken about his mental health struggles both on SNL and in interviews. “I’ve been having a lot of problems,” he told Marc Maron on the WTF podcast in September 2017. “This whole year has been a f—ing nightmare. This has been the worst year of my life, getting diagnosed with this and trying to figure out how to learn with this and live with this.”

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Adrienne Bailon Throws Shades At Rob Kardashian — ‘The Real’ Co-Host Addresses Dating Kim’s Brother

Do not bother Adrienne Bailon with questions about her ex-boyfriend, Rob Kardashian, because she does not remember their failed romance.

Adrienne, who is now married to Israel Houghton, split from Rob over a decade ago after he cheated on her and was abusive towards her.

The co-host of The Real recently did a video where she opened up about her exes.

Talking about the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star, Adrienne said: “It’s funny when I think of heartbreak because at the moment you think that you are going to die. And now, looking back, I’m like ‘I’ve never had heartbreak.’”

In past interviews, the singer and actress had explained that Rob broke her heart.

She said the split made her feel insecure about her body and went on to explain: “He was 21 years old at the time — we were super young. With that being said, being cheated on will make you question yourself. You’ll be like, Was I not pretty enough? Was I not sexy enough? Am I not thin enough? Do I need to do more crunches? I mean, you will drive yourself insane. I never cheated on Rob. And I want to clarify that. And the way it’s said — it’s like, ‘She slept with many people.’ I’m like, ‘Uh, I can’t speak for anybody else, but I can assure [you] that was not me.’”

She also stated that being with a Kardashian ruined her career.

The entertainer confessed: “To be stuck with that Kardashian label, that was so hurtful to me and my career. I probably realized that too late—not that it would’ve affected my decisions regarding who I dated, but it would’ve affected my decision to appear on the show. At the time, I didn’t think anyone would even care. To this day, people will still say, ‘You ruined Rob’s life!’ and I’ll think, Damn, I was still playing with Barbie dolls when I met him.”

She continued: “It’s common knowledge that he cheated on me, and it always bothered me that people were like, ‘Pero, why couldn’t you forgive him?’ Why are women always the ones who have to forgive? If you cheated on a man, he would be like, ‘You’re disgusting, and I want nothing to do with you.’ But women, we’re supposed to be like, ‘He messed up. He made a mistake.’ And, in my situation, it wasn’t like, ‘Oh my God! I made a mistake!’ He strategically planned things out so that he could cheat on me, and that to me was so disloyal.”

Adrienne has really put the past behind.

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