Finally…someone listened to me! Tameka Foster Glover Raymond recently decided to prove me wrong and show that she is indeed smart enough to write a blog. Meka stepped into the shoes of those she most despises (i.e. the bloggers) and The Huffington Post gave her a forum to debate the history of dark skinned vs. light skinned African Americans. While the message in the post is pertinent, it gets totally lost from the messenger.
Reading magazines, social media sites, watching our music videos, and television shows feed our appetites for all things ‘beauty”. Rarely, however do I see depictions of grace and elegance in the form of dark complexioned women.
Tameka is such a sad figure these days and wants your sympathy in whatever way she can get it. Now it’s all WOE is me…love me cause I’m darker than everyone else… gimme a f*ckin break! Let’s not forget how Meka dissed fellow blogger Continue Reading…
Usher Raymond IV was at the Playboy Club in Vegas last night hosting a party for Vegas Magazine Men’s Issue. If you recall, Usher is featured in the magazine in his a photo spread promoting his upcoming project:
Usher is sporting a brand new tatt, which he proudly revealed while on the red carpet of the Vegas Mag event. The streets are buzzing that he may have done it as a message to his future ex-wife, Tameka Foster Glover Raymond.
Robert Ector, an Atlanta photographer who’s also linked to one of my personal favs, Derek Blanks, hit to big leagues by working a magical photoshoot with Tameka Foster Glover Raymond. I know that I’ll be stopped in the streets of the “A” and accused of being biased if I don’t post these but truth be told, I was gonna post them anyway….I’ve just been busy!
Those of you who know me are well aware that I always give credit where credit is due and Rob….DUDE…You did this ish!! I’ve never seen such an astounding transformation in a photo. Tameka’s almost unrecognizable!
Ok…is it me or is Usher showing ‘fever’ in his cover shot for Vegas Magazine? The necklace, the v-neck…that look. *sigh* The July/August issue hits stands next week and Ush is the first male on the cover of mag in its entire six years in production (I guess that explains the pearls 😕 ). In the issue, Usher talks about his new fragrance Usher VIP (his third fragrance with Elizabeth Arden), recording sessions in Vegas, and his upcoming album and more. He even discusses how he plans on being back real lovemaking music for the masses:
“The sex in music, the good sex in music, the lovemaking in music, we’ve begun to depart from it. Right now it’s all about hitting it and quitting it. I think there are a ton of women out there who want to be made love to and want to have that song going that they really want to make love to.”
“In time I’m going to grow older, but I hope that I can be remembered for being a great father to my sons, a gentleman, a renaissance man.”
I guess Usher really did plan for his upcoming release, “Monster” to be a strike back at his spouse. Word is…Sean Garrett penned a song for Usher that delves into his current divorce saga. Although the song was bounced around amongst producers way before news of their marital discourse hit the streets, it’s definitely a no-brainer as to what’s about to happen. The currently untitled song is being referred to as “Filing Papers” and it’s about a marriage coming to an end. Song writing extraordinaire, Sean Garrett explains that he and Usher didn’t even speak about trouble in the singer’s marriage at the time, but he’s known for creating personalized songs for several artists. Sean’s intuition ain’t no joke! He says:
Let’s say I wrote a record for Usher three or four months ago where I really didn’t have any idea of what he was going through personally. I work really hard at creating records I feel that’s gonna fit like a glove to an artist. Me and Usher have a close relationship; I tend to sort of assist certain artists in giving them a direction, where I think they need to go in their next move. I felt that was the direction we needed to go. I felt that was the question everyone wanted to know: Was [his relationship] good or was it bad? Was it right? Are you happy or you’re not?
When asked how he felt when he learned about Usher’s divorce, Garrett said:
“I’m a heavy believer in God. I’m a Pisces. My intuition is crazy. I think that’s healthy in the process for me writing and producing for people. I can feel a person’s vibe without them even saying it. I can read a person’s body language. Maybe it was a sign. Maybe it was a sign of what my man was going through and he needed to get out. Maybe it was something she needed to hear as a wake-up call to her. I don’t know — their relationship is not my business. But once people hear this record, it’s gonna make their hair raise up. (Source)
Producer Zaytoven speaks to MTV about Usher’s new song
We all know Usher filed for divorce from Tameka Foster-Raymond last month and they are scheduled to begin proceedings tomorrow (July 15). Funny thing is, Tameka, who’s known to tweet her “A”zz off, has planned a Twitter “FAST” from (7/15- 8/15). She is totally going to back away from the computer (finally). Seems innocent enough…right? but don’t make those assumptions so fast. Continue Reading…
Tameka Raymond should be breathing quite a bit easier these days since all of the Michael Jackson drama has taken a bit of the spotlight off of her and Usher’s pending divorce…but I’m still following when I can. Recently, Tameka filed an answer to Usher’s divorce petition. In her response, Meka claimed that she was totally caught off guard by his filing of the divorce and was under the impression that things between them was just peachy. In court documents filed Monday in Fulton County Superior Court Meka claims that she “had every reason to believe her marriage was intact” and that two were “intimately together as husband and wife as recently as June 6.”
In Usher’s petition, he requests joint custody of the pair’s two young sons, Usher Raymond V, 1, 1/2 and Naviyd Ely Raymond, 6 months. But regardless of custody requests, word on the street is that Usher’s questioning the paternity of his youngest son and seeks answers. Continue Reading…