The 1st episode of Empire‘s highly anticipated 2nd season aired last night and viewers were glued to televisions nationwide.
We were finally reunited with the Lyons as they fight for the ‘Empire,’ while their leader is serving time for murder. With Lucious (Terrence P. Howard) in prison, Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) seizes the chance to take over Empire Records with or without her sons’ help.
While the son’s all clamor for the throne, we are treated with a slew of surprise cameos including, André Leon Talley, Al Sharpton, Chris Rock, Marisa Tomei, CNN’s Don Lemon, and more.
Miss Lawrence from Fashion Queens even got a chance to show off his pipes!
[Sidebar: For Those of You Who Forgot Lawrence Could Sing, CLICK HERE to check out his Closet Freak performance]
The lines are being drawn and BooBoo Kitty has even joined ‘Team Cookie’ for the hostile takeover…
Whatever the case, team ‘takeover’ and Lucious’ jailhouse rivals (including Chris Rock) have clearly underestimated him because we all know Lucious will come out on top.
Revisit the full episode + check out Funky Dineva’s Empire season 2 recap (yes he’s back!) below… Continue Reading…
Clifford ‘T.I.’ Harris and up & coming rapper Kap-G appeared on CNN last night to discuss issues of racial profiling and their ‘angry rap lyrics’ with host Don Lemon.
It was just about a week ago that Tip and David Banner jumped on the remix of Kap-G’s ‘La Policia’ and in light of all the recent news of police brutality nationwide, it seems their message of rage is being heard loud and clear.
[FLASHBACK: T.I. & David Banner Add Powerful Message to Kap-G’s ‘La Policia (AUDIO)]
When asked about the angry message in the song, T.I. responds:
I think there is resentment… an undeniable fear that (I believe) law enforcement has for young minorities and it is reflected in their actions.
And of course that leads to angry lyrics because our music, historically has been a reflection of our circumstances.
So if you don’t like our lyrics, you must then change the circumstances that inspire them.
In case you missed it, watch video of T.I. and Kap-G’s CNN appearance below… Continue Reading…
MSNBC has officially issued an apology for what they call an ‘ill-advised’ Cinco de Mayo segment.
Thomas Roberts, the anchor of MSNBC’s “Way Too Early” show, apologized Tuesday for references made about Mexicans and Cinco de Mayo.
[FLASHBACK: CNN’s Don Lemon Asks, ‘What’s a ‘THUG’?’ (VIDEO)]
More details + video of the incident below… Continue Reading…
CNN’s Don Lemon brought rapper Slim Thug onto his show recently to discuss the word “thug.”
The sit down follows Lemon’s reporting of a video from Omaha, Nebraska where a toddler (dubbed ‘thug toddler’) is seen cursing out his parents (click HERE if you missed that).
Lemon piggybacks on the subject of the video to discuss the “thug cycle” and whether or not the term “thug” is racist.
Who better to ask about the word ‘thug’ than the guy who calls himself Slim Thug? The down south rapper revealed his perception of the word, as well as recounting his experiences with racism.
Watch Don Lemon & Slim Thug’s ‘THUG’ debate below… Continue Reading…