Friday, May 29, 2015

NBA FINALS 2015: LEBRON JAMES' CAVALIERS VS. STEPH CURRY'S WARRIORS + RILEY CURRY!



Finally an NBA final series I can actually get excited about watching!

I was born in 1980 and raised in the 80s and 90s, so I grew up truly spoiled with regards to witnessing some of the greats in the NBA, NCAA, NFL, Track and Field, Gymnastics, and even the NHL --never have and never will be able to get into baseball #SorryNotSorry, achieve amazing feats in their respective sport.
Growing up, you could be a girl obsessed with Whitney Houston, En Vogue, and the color purple; be extremely talkative and inquisitive; ALWAYS seem to be getting into trouble with your friends; and still some how manage to know the names and positions of the starting 6 players on almost every NBA team.
However, somewhere around the mid-2000s

Monday, May 18, 2015

BLACK GIRLS ROCK!: NICKI MINAJ TEAMS UP WITH BEYONCE IN "FEELING MYSELF" [FULL VIDEO]



Nicki Minaj released her Feeling Myself music video featuring Beyoncé, off of Nicki's The Pinkprint album, exclusively on Tidal a couple of hours ago!

BUT, here is the gotcha, gotcha! You have to subscribe to Tidal to watch the video in its entirety.

After finishing my write-up, I haphazardly found an embedded code for the video *pats self on the back*.

Now, I heard through the grapevine that Tidal has been offering a free 30-day subscription for its service since 'The Press Conference', a month or so back. However, I'm just not interested because:
  1. my short-term memory has been shot to shit since attending law school, so I would mess around and forget to cancel my Tidal subscription before the trial period ended and be blown (*chants* Student loans, student loans; must pay off my MASSIVE student loans or at least die trying!); and
  2. I'm not into streaming music --I just don't get how people pay to listen to music when they could just purchase it. I only do ownership, no take backs!
There are a couple of clips of the Feeling Myself video floating around Instagram, and this one struck a cord with me.



A video posted by Be Crvel. (@crvelsummer) on




I like gangsta Beyoncé --we could hang! Check out the FULL Feeling Myself video after the break!

Friday, April 17, 2015

THE B.I.T.C.H IS BACK!: OLIVIA POPE IS FEARLESS AGAIN!



Liv is finally BACK!!!

Judging from last nights episode of Scandal titled, “I’m Just a Bill”, Shonda Rhimesthe show’s head writer and the rest of the writing staff FINALLY heard our pleas –as well as saw the significant drop in ratings and decided to get back to writing the character we all fell in love with -- a fearless Olivia Pope!

Watch the clip below from last nights episode where Olivia, as auntie Iyanla Vanzant so eloquently quipped *insert a multitude of side-eyes*, 

is being a b.i.t.c.h --a broad in total control of herself!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

AMBER ROSE BLAMES WIZ KHALIFA'S INFIDELITY ON RECENT DIVORCE FILING + NICK CANNON DENIES INVOLVEMENT

In Happier Times: Amber Rose, Wiz Khalifa and their son Sebastian pictured in a family photo on the couple's wedding day

According to those good ole "sources", both Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose blame the other's infidelity for the couple's recent divorce filing.

Yesterday (September 25),  Amber Rose filed for divorce to dissolve her 1-year marriage with rapper Wiz Khalifa, legal name Cameron Jibril Thomaz. Amber is requesting: (1) full legal and physical custody of the couples 1-year-old son Sebastian, with visitation to Wiz; and (2) spousal support in accordance with the couple's prenup.

Wiz embarked on the "Under the Influence of Music " tour back in July of this year and sources in Amber's camp say Wiz has been a serial cheater for months.


Monday, August 25, 2014

2014 MTV VMAs RED CARPET!

Beyonce wore a Nicolas Jebran see-through beaded sparkly gown on the VMA red carpet, complete with Lorraine Schwartz earrings.

Jennifer Lopez wore a cut-out Charbel Zoe silver glittery gown.

Jordin Sparks wore a white plunging neck body conscious dress complete with front slit... me likes!

Nicki Minaj wore a python print long sleeve Saint Laurent mini.
Nice!
Taylor Swift wore London-based designer Mary Katranzou onesie.
For the most part I think Tay-Tay looks good, just not feeling her pairing those shoes with her 'fit.

Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose made an appearance on the VMA red carpet.
And judging from Amber's "dress" and Katy Perry's (further below) denim Versace gown, last nights VMAs for some, appeared to be all about the ghost of VMAs past.  

BEYONCE RECEIVES THE 2014 MICHAEL JACKSON VANGUARD VMA + PERFORMANCE + MORE!




How wonderful is this! Just 3 years ago Beyoncé announced her pregnancy at the VMAs. Fast forward to last night and Beyoncé's two-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy and husband Jay Z, are presenting her with the Michael Jackson Vanguard Award! #FullCircle
Over the course of MTV history, the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award has been presented to exemplary musicians who have made an incredible and long-lasting impact on pop culture. When it came time to choose the 2014 VMA recipient, one particular name stood out above the rest — global entertainer, singer-songwriter and philanthropist, Beyoncé. MTV.com
Beyoncé joins past Vanguard recipients: Madonna, the Beastie Boys, Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake.

2014 MTV VMAs PERFORMANCES + EXTRAS + IF THESE PIXS COULD TALK!



While last years VMAs was all about gentrification and misappropriation, the 2014 award show was all about the booty, booty, booties...rockin' EVERYWHERE!



Get More: 

PERFORMANCES/ACCEPTANCES

2014 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS (VMAs) WINNERS' LIST! + IGGY AZAELA GIVES ARIANA GRANDE THE 'STANK FACE'


The winners of this years VMAs were to be expected, although there were a couple of upsets.

Check the entire 2014 VMAs winners' list after the break!

Monday, July 14, 2014

SPOTTED!: LIL KIM MAKES FIRST APPEARANCE SINCE GIVING BIRTH + MORE!


(L-R: Lil Kim, Kimbella and Yandy Smith)

Rap star Lil Kim made her first appearance since giving birth to her first child this past Saturday (July 12), when she hit up the "On The Run" (OTR) concert

Kim gave birth to daughter Royal Reign last month on June 9. Royal Reign's father is Kim's current boyfriend and up and coming New York rapper, Mr. Paper.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

THROWBACK THURSDAYS: NOSE RINGS! + RIHANNA DEBUTS NOSE RING!

*click the photos to enlarge*


Nostril piercing have been practiced for centuries by people of different cultures across the globe. The Fulani people of Nigeria in western Africa practice cartilage piercing to emphasize their beauty and wealth. 



In a Marie Claire article titled,  "History of Women's Piercings" the author explains,