Actor Omar Epps made quite a fashion statement recently when he hit the stage of ABC’s ‘The View’ rocking a leather skirt over his trousers.
Conscientious rapper Lord Jamar (Brand Nubian) has been very vocal about what he considers the “feminization of the Black man” in hip-hop and ever since Kanye West rocked his leather kilt on the Watch The Throne tour and A$AP Rocky appeared on B.E.T. wearing a leather skirt, the hip-hop legend has been calling them out.
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So when Lord Jamar spotted one of his favorite actors, Omar Epps, rocking a leather mini skirt on ‘The View’ the other day, he expressed his disappointment on Twitter, stating:
Comedian Marlon Wayans, a childhood friend of Epps, stepped in to defend his friend against the online criticism and a twitter beef ensued.
What happened next was a timeline filled with insults followed by Omar Epps himself, posting a detailed explanation about his fashion statement.
Check out video of Epps in his leather skirted ensemble on ‘The View’ + read the entertaining twitter beef his skirt sparked below…. Continue Reading…
It seems Usher Raymond‘s furry ‘new look’ may have ruffled a few feathers!
You may have noticed that Usher has been sporting some furry new headgear recently that has created some stiff competition for Pharrell William’s grammy look.
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The sexy crooner premiered his ‘Davy Crocket’ racoon type hat on the set of The Tonight Show studios in New York City, last Monday but just hours after his photograph hit the net, PETA pounced!
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The animal rights organization issued a statement condemning Usher’s choice of head wear and referred to his furry new hat as ‘sad and sickening’.
Details + more photos of Usher & his hat below… Continue Reading…
I posted a few photos of Tameka Raymond
yesterday and someone pointed out that the emerald green dress she was rocking looked vaguely familiar.
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I did a little digging and it just so happens that the Emerald Green Applicqué Lace Cocktail Dress Tameka is wearing was the same dress superstar Janet Jackson rocked on the November 2011 cover of Harper’s Bazaar Arabia, which came straight from the TOM FORD Fall/Winter 2011 womenswear collection.
Both women look spectacular in green but umma give Janet my vote for actually being on a photo shoot (it appears Tameka is in a dressing room).
Whatever the case, it’s the same dayum dress so let’s take a look at them both in it.
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My boo celebrity hairstylist Derek J has been making major moves as one of Bravo TV’s ‘Fashion Queens’.
Derek J appears alongside co-hosts Lawrence Washington and Bevy Smith and the show offers an entertaining perspective on celebrity fashion.
With that being said, this year’s Grammy awards featured a slew of celebrity fashion hits and misses.
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I caught up with Derek recently, and he offered StraightFromTheA.com readers a special review of the best and worse fashions from the 2014 Grammy Awards red carpet.
From Ciara’s golden baby bump to Kevin Hart’s tailored tux, Derek gives you his take on Grammy fashion in the list below… Continue Reading…
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of The Real Housewives of Atlanta
hit up OK Magazine’s Pre-Grammy celebration held at Lure Nightclub in Hollywood, California (Friday, January 24, 2014).
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easy greasy beautiful cover girl rocked vintage Rainbow 70’s couture covered in color blocking but that didn’t stop her from rocking the red carpet.
After last year’s fashion fail during NY fashion week, Kenya was rumored to have enlisted the help of Marlo Hampton (click HERE if you missed that), but perhaps Moore’s ‘friendship contract’ check with the fashionable Hampton didn’t include red carpet consultations.
More photos of Kenya from OK Magazine’s Pre-Grammy celebration below… Continue Reading…
NeNe Leakes of The Real Housewives of Atlanta is back in the land of fairytales & dreams this week as she visits Hollywood, California for Grammy weekend.
Leakes was spotted last night as she attended ELLE Magazine’s Annual Women in Television Celebration in West Hollywood, California (January 22, 2014).
Nene rubbed elbows with a few of her fellow actresses like Keke Palmer, Samira Wiley and Uzo Aduba.
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Young Jeezy aka Jay Jenkins played host to Atlanta’s first major club party of the New Year at Reign nightclub last night (January 1, 2014).
Jeezy rocked a Shirt by Versace and his latest piece of jewelry, a solid gold replica of Tupac Shakur’s ‘Euphanasia’ medallion.
Jeezy explained a while back that the symbol represents the Angel of Death….
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