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Say you’re a hair stylist who wants catapult your business to a whole new level with celebrity clients and need a business to model. Well, you’re in plenty of luck because of a new BET digital series.
We’re talking about the network’s new original digital series called “Wig Out.” It’s designed to give viewers a behind-the-scenes look. In particular, it follows the day to day of Atlanta based celebrity hairstylist Cliff Vmir.
Vmir will be featured in the eight-episode series and will show how the over-the-top stylist, who has crafted styles for the coifs of celebs like Trina, Joseline Hernandez and Cardi B, among others.
Not only will the series take a look at Vmir and his mission to take his hair empire to the next level, but also his quest for acceptance and ultimately stardom as a … rapper.
If you’re not already familiar with him, dude may be “out there” as far as his personality is concerned, but he is also known as maintaining a super serious and professional attitude as well.
Vmir is said to have become a millionaire at the age of 19; he has since gone on to be the owner of the popular luxury hair line, “Hym Hair.
This series is loaded with topics, cameos, and twists-and-turns that will keep you coming back for more.
By the way, celebrity guests on the show include Tammy Rivera, Marlo Hampton, Lil’ Mo and Shekinah.
“Wig Out” premiered Jan. 13 and is executive produced by Kristin Shae Pisarcik for Minted Media, and Matthew C. Mills and Chris Vivion for Spacestation. Cliff “Vmir” Watson, Eboyné Jackson and Monique Jackson serve as producers.
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Rap star Carbi B clapped back at a conservative political commentator who insulted her intelligence on Twitter, launching a viral tete-a-tete.
Cardi B, the first female rapper to have multiple number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100, posted a video on Thursday complaining that President Donald Trump had ordered federal employees to work without pay. Conservative commentator Tomi Lahren, who is known for her incendiary style, tweeted sarcastically, “Looks like @iamcardib is the latest political mind to endorse the Democrats! HA!”
Cardi B did not acknowledge Lahren’s message for several days, but continued tweeting political images, including of posters from Saturday’s Women’s March which quoted her.
Then early on Sunday morning, she directly addressed Lahren, tweeting, “Leave me alone, I will dog walk you.”
Cardi B’s response, at the time of this writing, has collected over 500,000 likes and over 100,000 retweets.
A few hours later, Lahren doubled down on insulting the rapper, calling Carbi B’s commentary “moronic.”
Cardi B responded that Lahren is proving her point.
Many of Cardi B’s Twitter followers immediately lined up to support her – including New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who pointed out her and Cardi B’s shared Bronx roots.
Soon afterward, Lahren fired off tweets accusing Cardi B of inciting violence, but other Twitter users responded that she was “playing the victim” when she had actually started the fight.
Cardi B also discussed the controversy live on Instagram on Sunday, saying that she was frustrated that people were judging her based on the way she talks, People reported. She said that she has always enjoyed following politics and enjoys reading about world history.
“A lot of people think I’m dumb, think I’m ghetto because of the way I talk… but just because I’m that it doesn’t make me dumb and one thing I really want y’all to understand about me, I’m a very passionate person when it comes to history and when it comes to political things, and I always been like that,” Cardi B said, according to People.
Cardi B has expressed her love of politics in the past. Last April, she told the magazine GQ, “I love government. I’m obsessed with Presidents. I’m obsessed to know how the system works.”
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We’ve heard of silent auctions, but this is a new one. Top producers in music have gotten together to host a private Beat Auction giving the opportunity to upcoming and established music professionals to acquire high-quality compositions that are not easily accessible otherwise. Some of these producers include Zaytoven, one of the most sought-after producers in hip-hop; Drumma Boy, a popular Atlanta notable; J White, the man behind most of Cardi B’s productions; AnonXmous, known for hits like “Anaconda” by Nicki Minaj, and a slew of others. The Beat Auction was hosted by Atlanta’s own, Dj Holiday.
The evening unfolded with each producer showcasing their beats to a room full of ready and waiting auctioneers. Bids started at $ 300 and went as high as $ 1200. This is incredible considering the prices of beats from this caliber of individuals can typically range from tens of thousands of dollars upward and many times include royalties on an artist’s album that keeps them getting paid long after they’ve handed over the beat.
So why a beat auction?
“After years of working within the music industry, I have come across countless talented artist with promising potential,” said Khady Thiam Gueye, founder and CEO of TMI, and the creator of the concept. “Often times the only thing standing in their way of a hit record is quality production. A lack of resources has forced many artists to settle for mediocre, overused beats from either YouTube or beginner producers. I knew we had to bridge that gap and provide artists with the opportunity to catapult their music careers through industry standard, exclusive compositions from legendary producers.”
The overall goal is to ultimately revolutionize the way hit records are created. As the team continues to host Beat Auctions across a global platform, they foresee international collaborations leading to billboard topping records. By widening the door of opportunity, they anticipate a wave of new mainstream artists, as well as sensational emerging producers whose talents would otherwise go unnoticed.
All proceeds went to “Music Education Group” a group formed to bring music, film, and digital music based education to underserved youth.
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