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The Grammys Edition

With everything that’s been going on in the “real” news, it’s nice to talk only about entertainment for once. This will be short and sweet.

Let’s get it!

Hot Mess #1: The Grammys for being an absolute snoozefest

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I don’t know what’s been going on with the Grammys, but they have become progressively more boring over the years. Even though we had Katy Perry, Beyonce, and Metallica all in the same room, I was still feeling underwhelmed by the end. Not to mention, I’m pretty sure my friend turned the channel at one point to watch Homeland instead….

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With that said, I have to give Bruno Mars a serious shoutout. He destroyed both of his performances last night.

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Bruno first sang his single “That’s What I Like,” showing that music doesn’t have to be super upbeat to be electric. With the help of his manband, Bruno stole the show with a lot of smooth moves and harmonies. #suchapro

p.s. Bruno Mars and The Time gave us the best Prince tribute to date. After a horrible botching of “Nothing Compares To You” by Madonna and a much too loud “Purple Rain” by Jennifer Hudson (unpopular opinion, I know), Prince finally got the tribute he deserved last night. It was fun, funky, and full of life. Not to mention, Bruno’s purple suit was on point as well as his eyeliner. 😉

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Bruno Mars, The Time Prince Tribute

Hot Mess #2: Whoever didn’t vote for Lemonade?
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Although the Grammys were a complete bore, I did continue to watch for the sole purpose of seeing whether or not Beyonce would take home the most coveted prizes of the night, Record of the Year and Album of the Year.

When Adele “shocked” everyone and won both awards, I was honestly not that surprised. This year, it seemed like every artist from Justin Bieber to Rihanna decided to release their best bodies of work to give Beyonce a real run for her money. Not to mention, there was also tremendous hype around Adele’s album, 25, as well.

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Now, I know that some believe Lemonade to be the only rightful winner of the evening. However, I personally think that Beyonce losing Album of the Year in 2015 was a much bigger upset than last night. At least yesterday, an album won that people actually listened to (no shade to Beck)….

And, for those of you crying racism, please just stop. I don’t think Beyonce’s loss has anything to do with racism. I agree with several critics who believe her loss to be a direct result of the splitting of votes. If you put Beyonce, Justin Bieber, and Drake in the same category, then eventually their votes are going to start canceling one another out. It is what it is.

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p.s. Even though I don’t necessarily believe the Grammys to be racist, I do think that they have a little diversity issue on their hands. Perhaps the Recording Academy is a little too traditionalist (a nice word for white and old) for the times.

Anyways, a huge congratulations to Adele. After a rough performance paying tribute to George Michaels, she was able to end her evening with a gracious win.

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Adele’s Full Acceptance Speech

Side note: I love the way Adele made her entire acceptance speech about Beyonce and her love for Lemonade. It shows the importance of artists supporting one another and showing respect to their peers.

Side note #2: We need to talk about Keith Urban. I know he wasn’t nominated for major awards last night, but he should’ve been.

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If you haven’t listened to Ripcord, I strongly encourage you to do so. Ripcord was really my Album of the Year. It snuck up on me during a random iTunes search and I immediately fell in love. Such a good example of just how much good music is out there right now…

Check out Keith’s Grammy performance here –> Keith Urban Fighter

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Also, random shoutout to Rihanna and her flask last night. Homegirl knew that she wasn’t going to win anything, so she came to just enjoy the party.

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Only Rihanna…haha

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Contra You, You, and You

At some point, I swear that I’m going to become consistent with my posting, but it may not be until I get a new job…Waaaah X-O

Let’s get it!

Hot Mess #1: Donald Trump’s campaign for being completely oblivious

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There’s always a story that brings the widest of smiles to my face. This week, it’s one of two sisters who completely trolled a Trump campaign event.

After being asked by her younger sister to attend Eric Trump’s speech in Salisbury, NC, Annie Cardelle (pictured above) was originally against the idea. Luckily for us, Annie not only decided to attend the event, but also thought of the best way possible to show her lack of enthusiasm for the entire Trump clan.

Taking a black Sharpie, Annie wrote “Latina Contra Trump” on a white t-shirt and posed with her brilliance for the rest of the evening. She and her sister even took a picture with Eric Trump, shirt fully visible.

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Honestly, I just think it’s funny that a 23 year-old got away with this. I also find it funny that not one person at the event realized what Annie’s shirt really said. #thebest

Hot Mess #2: Billy Bush for being let go from NBC

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Last Monday, Billy Bush was officially fired from NBC for his part in the video featuring Donald Trump speaking poorly about women. Like I said, I have always loved Billy, but even I cannot support such idiotic and disgusting behavior from men.

Now that he will no longer be appearing on the Today Show, Billy has started to pack up his NYC townhouse with plans to return to LA…

You know, I would say, “Poor Billy” except for the fact that he’s the first cousin of Dubya. The entire Bush clan is rich, and well, I just can’t feel THAT bad for the wealthy…#Sorry. Not to mention, everyone in LA is a hot mess and will eventually “forgive” Billy once this Trump craziness dies down. He’ll have another job on a different network in the next couple of years.

p.s. I’m also hearing that Billy settled his contract with NBC for $6-10 million. Talk about a serious punishment…

Hot Mess #3: Amy Schumer for just being a mess

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Like I always say, there’s always one.

On Friday, actress and comedian Amy Schumer decided to release her parody of Beyonce’s Formation. Formation was the lead single off of Bey’s critically acclaimed album Lemonade, which celebrates all things Black.

Although Amy’s music video was meant to be funny, there was absolutely nothing funny about it. Matter of fact, the entire video left me very much confused. From the dirty clothes being worn by Schumer and Goldie Hawn to the Native American extras, I, in the words of Vivica A. Fox, just didn’t get it…

Without question, this was one parody that fell completely flat. Try again, Amy.  Try again.

p.s. Can the younger generation please leave the legends out of their mess? Goldie Hawn is too much of a Hollywood treasure to be in this trash. Sigh.

Hot Mess #4: Bow Wow and Soulja Boy for joining forces

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Switching complete gears, let’s talk about the recent announcement that Bow Wow and Soulja Boy will be releasing a joint album titled “Ignorant Sh*t.”

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Not too long ago, Bow Wow claimed that he was retiring from music. I guess that was a complete lie seeing as though this Soulja Boy collaboration is scheduled to drop tomorrow.

Honestly, I don’t know what to think about this. The album already sounds a mess and it hasn’t even been released. For now, I’ll just try not to hate on anyone’s hustle.

Anyways, does anyone else remember this Bow Wow, Soulja Boy classic? —> Marco Polo

O-M-G, the best…lol

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From Bieber To The Grammys

Just when I thought things were getting better in the entertainment industry, Bieber and the Grammys happened….Let’s get it!

1) Justin Bieber for getting arrested.

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Last week, Bieber finally got arrested on suspicion of drag racing and driving under the influence in Miami. Bieber is clearly out of control, and I am very grateful for his arrest. However, all of this talk about the potential deportation of the Canadian singer is making me sad. Can’t we just give him probation, throw him into rehab, and wish for the best until he messes up again???

ImageBTWs…While I’m blogging about Bieber, he’s enjoying some Panamanian sun with his new boo, Chantel Jeffries. Must be nice to just jet off after being arrested…

2) Apollo Nida for being an idiot.

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Nida, the husband of Phaedra Parks on Real Housewives of Atlanta, has been charged with identity theft.

Read the full story on TMZ here –> Apollo Nida Charged With Massive Identity Theft

I just don’t understand how someone could be SO dumb. If you watch Housewives of Atlanta, Nida has never seemed like the brightest star in the sky, but to have him do this is just a mess. As much as I don’t want this to be true (Apollo has two young sons), I don’t think there’s much of a future for the reality star…

3) Bow Wow for being the subject of rumors.

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Several days ago, rumor had it that rapper Bow Wow had been fired from BET’s 106 & Park for charging thousands of dollars in child support to a company card.

Read the full story on E! News  —> Bow Wow Has Not Been Fired From 106 and Park

As much as I wanted this rumor to be true for my own personal enjoyment (yes, I know I’m mean), it’s not. What is true, however, is that Bow Wow has had financial problems and is working as a BET host to rebuild his net worth.

After all of his success,  how is he only worth 300K?…A mess.

4) The Grammys for just being a mess.

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Am I the only one that was underwhelmed by last night’s Grammys? With the exception of a couple performances (i.e. Beyonce and Kendrick Lamar with Imagine Dragons) and some amazing red carpet looks (i.e. Colbie Caillat and Madonna), I didn’t really care for the awards show. In fact, the show has left me with a number of unanswered questions…

1) How did Robin Thicke not win a single Grammy for Blurred Lines?

2) How did Alicia Keys win a Grammy for anything?

3) How did Macklemore and Ryan Lewis beat out Kendrick Lamar in every rap category?

4) Who is Snarky Puppy?

5) Why was Katy Perry even nominated?

Sigh…I could go on forever, but I won’t because I know that in a few weeks the Oscars will confuse me just as much….

p.s. I know that Ciara made this list last week for her baby mama status, but the girl looks good!

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When I’m pregnant, I hope that I can look just as stunning. 🙂

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Do You Understand?

Words cannot express how happy I am to be home blogging. Last week did not disappoint with the hot mess news, and now it’s time to get it!

1) Thamsanqa Jantjie for his “performance” at Nelson Mandela’s memorial.

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you have heard about Jantjie, the man who tried to fool the world into believing that he was a legitimate sign language interpreter at Mandela’s memorial service.

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As Jantjie “signed” on stage next to world leaders like President Obama, deaf viewers became outraged at the gobbledygook coming from his hands. After receiving strong criticism for his interpretations, Jantjie stood by his signing, claiming that people have never had a problem with him before now.

As humorous as I think all of this is, it saddens me that this idiot has become more of a topic of discussion than Mandela’s funeral. The media is continuously finding out more about Jantjie and it’s not pretty. Apparently, he’s a schizophrenic murderer?!?

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How did someone like this even get on the stage next to President Obama? I just don’t understand. Do you?

2) Lamar Odom for failing both at marriage and at life.

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After rumors surfaced of Lamar Odom’s infidelity and crack/alcohol addictions, the world watched as Khloe Kardashian tried to be supportive of her husband.

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Unfortunately, it looks like Odom’s transgressions have finally caused the marriage to end. Khloe finally filed for divorce over the weekend, and I can’t say that I blame her. Lamar is an idiot…

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Good luck, Khloe!

3) Kandi Burruss for allowing her mother to dog her man.

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First of all, if you do not watch Bravo’s Real Housewives of Atlanta, you should! There is enough drama surrounding singer/songwriter, Kandi Burrus, and her family for all of us.

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Apparently, Kandi’s mother, Mama Joyce, does not approve of her daughter’s fiance, Todd Tucker. Mama Joyce has called Todd an opportunist on the show and has even accused him of cheating.

Now, I don’t know if any of what Mama Joyce is saying is true, but it sure is a hot mess. It’s also a mess that Kandi can’t seem to put her mother in check…

4) Beyonce’s haters.

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Without any promotion, Beyonce quietly released her self-titled, fifth studio album on December 12th just a few minutes before midnight. Needless to say, the world went CRAZY.

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The album includes 14 songs with accompanying music videos and has already broken records, selling over 800,000 copies in just three days.

Although I have never been a Beyonce stan, I have always given her credit for her role in the entertainment industry. No matter how much I hate some of her songs, I can’t deny her influence on the masses. She ALWAYS slays…lol

In sadder news….

This morning I was sad to learn that Hollywood lost another star. Peter O’Toole, who starred in 1962’s Lawrence of Arabia, died yesterday at the age of 81.

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As much as I love the holiday season, it always seems to be a time for loss. My prayers go out to the O’Toole family.

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