Kanye West covers Vibe Magazine’s February 2009 issue looking…well…let’s just say he was looking. Yeezy, who needs to take Tyra’s advice and “smile with his eyes” looked about as depressed as his music is sounding these days. The rapper is not happy about the pic, stating in his blog that, “I DON’T HAVE GREY IN MY BEARD IN REAL LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’M ALL DOWN WITH BEINGS IN MY 30’S BUT DAAAAAAAAMN!!!! THIS IS SOME BENJAMIN BUTTON’S SHIT!”
I didn’t even peep the gray til he pointed it out…but Whatev! Kanye’s obviously embracing his 30’s. Not only is he the new poster child for Just for Men hair color, he’s also proclaimed that his next act of maturity will be to pose nude one day:
“I made a decision. I wanna make popular music, but I want less fans,” he told writer Sean Fennessey when asked if he was comfortable with fame. “I want the freedom of having less fans. It’s like the freedom of having less money. If you have less money, you have less responsibility. It’s like Björk. If she wanted to pose naked, you’d be like, ‘Oh, that’s Björk.’ But if I wanted to pose naked, people would draw all type of things into it. I definitely feel like, in the next however many years, if I work out for two months, that I’ll pose naked. I break every rule and mentality of hip-hop, of black culture, of American culture.” (Source)
*sigh*…in my best Antwan “Big Boi” Patton dialect… “Boi Stop!”
Bill Cosby appeared on Meet the Press Sunday morning where he discussed his decision to vote for President-elect Barack Obama. During his appearance, he reveals how historical the mere act of VOTING for a Black man was, as well as Obama’s historic victory. He also reflected on the importance of serving others and how this presidency is paramount to affecting change in all Americans:
“One of the things I’ve heard, is that when a person gives, when a person does a service, that’s there’s something happens to them emotionally. I’ve heard people working with prisoners, talk about prisoners breaking down and crying because they taught another prisoner, they mentored another prisoner, to learn how to read. And the mentoring person started to cry. You can’t, as a policeman said to me, make a man cry by punching him in the face. They don’t cry. But here this man is and it’s something emotional about us giving to each other, teaching each other, and that’s what this family’s talking about.”
T.I. has teamed up with MTV for a new reality show entitled “T.I’s Road To Redemption: 45 Days To Go.” The show premieres next month and it’s Tip’s hope that the series will scare teens away from a life of crime. Since being convicted of felony gun charges last year, the 27 year old rapper has been following the terms of a plea deal where he’s completed almost 1000 hour of community service. He is scheduled to begin serving his jail sentence of one year and one day behind bars on March 27th.
In “T.I.’s Road To Redemption: 45 Days To Go,” viewers will not only watch as T.I. attempts to help change the lives of desperate teenagers across the country but they will also get a behind-the-scenes peek at the most private and personal moments of one of today’s hottest most sought after artists on the verge of leaving his glittering career for time behind bars. (Via Press Release)
“T.I.’s Road To Redemption: 45 Days To Go” is Executive Produced by T.I. Michael Hirschorn, Stella Stolper and Chris Choun of Ish Entertainment. Billy Taylor, Jason Geter (Grand Hustle) and Brian Sher (Category 5 Entertainment) are Executive Producers. Tony DiSanto and George McTeague are Creative Executives overseeing project for MTV. “T.I.’s Road To Redemption: 45 Days To Go” is produced by MTV and Ish Entertainment. The show will debut on MTV Tuesday, February 10th at 9:00PM ET/PT. Tip also hit up CNN a few months back and discussed his upcoming sentence. Check out the video below:
Ludacris was spotted on the red carpet of VH1’s Critic’s Choice Awards looking mad scrumptous! I don’t know if Taraji P. Henson was his date for the evening, but they sure do compliment each other well
Check out a few more flix of Luda stylin’ & profilin’ below:
This post is just for you Harlem Hussey…a few more screensavers for your collection!
Singer R. Kelly has been released from the balls and chains of marriage and is free to surf the net for minors mingle with the single chicks! Most of us are way to old for the former R&B superstar, but hey…maybe he’s changed his ways. At any rate, for those of you who care….Kelz is back on the market.
The couple, who had been married for 11 years, have two daughters and a son together. “The parties have reached an amicable resolution concerning all issues related to their marriage, and will share joint custody of their three children,” their Chicago-based lawyers said in a joint statement. “The details of this agreement will remain confidential and the family requests that their privacy be respected during this time.”
Despite this “amicable” split, in the fall of 2005, Andrea Kelly, a former backup dancer for the Chicago-based R&B star, went to court to obtain an emergency restraining order against the singer, claiming physical abuse, harassment, stalking and interfering with her personal liberty. She wrote in her petition that she didn’t want any contact with Kelly “at all, by any means.” At the time, Andrea had moved out of the home the couple shared, and R. Kelly released a statement saying, “My wife and I had a heated argument, and we are now in the process of working it out.” The protection order was later rescinded.
The initial split came less than a year after Kelly saw charges dropped against him in Florida for having sex with an underage girl, but amid a long-running court case in Chicago in which Kelly was accused of child pornography based on a widely-distributed videotapethat allegedly showed the singer having sex with an under age girl. He was acquitted of those charges last year.
Kelly was also briefly married to then 15-year-old singer Aaliyah for five months, but that marriage was reportedly annulled in February 1995.