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DANG! Azealia Banks You Called T.I. A "Coon", and you HATE Iggy Azalea?

WELL DAMN Azealia Banks You Called T.I. A "Coon", and you HATE Iggy Azalea?
A month ago, Azealia Banks dropped one of the most brilliant albums of 2014, Broke With Expensive Taste.  Sadly, her artistry has been great overshadowed by her social media presence, where she's been cast as a bitter angry Black woman.  Yesterday on Hot 97, she appeared with Ebro, Peter and Laura, to reveal her truth and show who she really is.  Turns out, she is an angry Black woman - with good reason. 

During the 45min interview, Azealia takes on everything from industry politics, cultural appropriation and racism to her REAL issues with TI and Iggy Azalea.  You'll find that she's a young Black woman who's passionate about hip hip and holding onto her cultural identity.  Here are the highlights: 

On TI (15:00)
You out here trying to promote this white bitch. They got your wife on VH1 and that bitch can’t fu**in’ read. You’re a fu**in’ shoe shinin’ coon. How dare you.”

On Iggy (8:44)
“That Macklemore album wasn’t better than Drake’s record. That Iggy Azalea shit is not better than any black girl that’s rappin’ today. The Grammys are supposed to be accolades of artist excellence. Iggy Azzlea is not excellent. I have a problem when you’re trying to say that it’s hip-hop and you’re trying to put it up against black culture.”

On Iggy biting off Nicki
“Nicki Minaj over the past two, three, four years has done so much to create this social presence, like consciousness, and then here you go. She’s like Re-Up and Roman Reloaded, and here go fu**in’ Iggy like Reclassified. It’s like a cultural smudging was what I see.”

On cultural smudging
"All it says to white kids is like ‘oh yeah, you’re great, you’re amazing, you can do whatever you put your mind to. And it says to black kids, you don’t have shit, you don’t own shit, not even the shit you created for yourself. And, it makes me upset.”

On being outspoken
“Everyone’s got it all wrong. I definitely have some really strong opinions and some really strong things to say about things, but I’m never trying to force my opinion.”

On feeling shunned by the industry 
“At the very fu**in’ least, ya’ll owe me the right to my fu**in’ identity. And to not exploit that shit. That’s all we’re holding onto, like hip-hop and rap. And Bill Cosby, and whatever the f**k it is. Ya’ll putting that on TV for the youth to fu**in’ see.”
Well watch the Interview and tell me is she BITTER, or Keeping it REAL?



The Daily Buzz For Dec 19

Nicki Minaj Is The New Face Of Roberto Cavalli, Gets SENSUAL In Spring/Summer 2015 Ad Campaign 
Nicki Minaj is known for getting a little ratchet while putting her “ass”ets on full display. But she can also slay an ad campaign for a luxury brand.
Following her L’Uomo Vogue cover and her hot editorial in Vogue Italia, it has been announced that Nicki Minaj will be serving as the face of Roberto Cavalli’s Spring/Summer 2015 ad campaign (following Rita Ora). And in these glamour shots, the booty-ful raptress serves some epic slayage in high-fashion designer digs.

Shot by Italian photographer Francesco Carrozzini in L.A., Nicki models an array of flowy bohemian dresses with exotic prints and a few textured gowns, along with some hot designer shades and handbags by the Italian designer. Seems the Italians are really loving Nicki.
In addition to her campaign, the “ONLY” rapper will also endorse the luxe brand’s eyewear and accessory line and its ready-to-wear.

Roberto Cavalli spoke on why he chose the Hip Hop mogul as the new face saying,
“I chose Nicki Minaj because she embodies the exuberant and modern femininity of the Cavalli woman. In recent years we have become accustomed to women castigated in clothes that hide their body shapes. With this campaign, I wanted to send a strong countertrend message. I wanted a sensual woman who is aware of her body – who is not afraid to show her curves. Instead, she makes them her strength.”

Nice! Peep the gorgeous campaign pics below:

Stevie Wonder & Girlfriend Tomeeka Welcome Baby Girl Nia!
No, Stevie Wonder did not welcome twins or triplets like previous reports stated he would.  But the legend DID confirm that he and girlfriend Tomeeka just welcomed their baby girl Nia!  Deets inside...

Stevie Wonder is a dad again....for the 9th time! The 64-year-old music legend confirmed via his rep, according to Us Weekly, that he and girlfriend Tomeeka Robyn Bracy have welcomed baby Nia.

Nia, which carries the meaning of "purpose" and is one of the seve principles of Kwanzaa, was also welcomed home by her older sibling who is the first child of Stevie & Tomeeka's. 

Hopefully we get a peek of the bouncing bundle of joy soon!

J. Cole NABS No.1 Spot, Sets Record With '2014 Forest Hills Drive' 
J. Cole is on top of the world right now.
The numbers are in and his third studio album, 2014 Forest Hills Drive, sold over 360,000 copies during its first week, which landed him at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. Yep…dude beat out Taylor Swift’s 1989 album. NICE!

He did this without releasing any singles, very little promotion AND not to mention he announced his album less than a month ago. The Roc Nation rapper clearly has a HUGE following. And some legit music.

Not only that, J. Cole’s newest LP has earned him the highest selling Hip Hop album in 2014. But don’t think his amazing album sales have gone to his head. He’s still just as humble and unapologetic as ever. He took to his Twitter to say:
Congrats J. Cole!

More Sony Negative Racial Leaks: Denzel Washington Targeted “Black Leads Don’t Play Well”
Well, some more Sony Leaks have surfaced and let’s just say they are not here for black leads in movies, because in their mind they don’t do so well.. Which is lies…
According to Radaronline…….According to emails from the execs, two-time Oscar winner Washington should not be cast in films that will get play overseas — because he is black, The producer who sent the e-mail to Sony Chairman Michael Lynton said he or she hoped the incredible statement wasn’t “inappropriate or provocative.” But the producer — whose name was erased from the emails — suggested Sony should avoid casting black actors to appeal to an international market that the producer deemed “racist.”

“No, I am not saying The Equalizer should not have been made or that African American actors should not have been used (I personally think Denzel is the best actor of his generation),” the producer wrote.

“Casting him is saying we’re ok with a double if the picture works,” the producer wrote, using a baseball analogy. “He’s reliable at the domestic [box office], safe, but has not had a huge success in years. I believe whenever possible the non event pictures, extra ‘bets’ should have a large inherent upside and be made for the right price. Here there isn’t a large inherent upside.” “I believe that the international motion picture audience is racist — in general pictures with an African American lead don’t play well overseas,” the producer wrote. “But Sony sometimes seems to disregard that a picture must work well internationally to both maximize returns and reduce risk, especially pics with decent size budgets.”

An Equalizer sequel, which another e-mail said was set for 2017, would be “a double, with a remote chance of a home run,” the producer wrote.
I’m pretty sure this is nothing new for Denzel Washington, R.I.P. to Sony, literally…. But you give the green light and a budget for the Movie that will not bee seen now because of these hacker’s (The Interview)of $50 mil and spend around $20 mil to market, knowing they probably  was only only going to see $15-$20 million in profit, if that much…

Columbus Short, Rosa Acosta, Karrueche & More Take In Russell Simmons’ All Def Comedy Live
Last night in Hollywood was another celebrity-packed edition of Russell Simmons’ weekly comedy show, All Def Comedy Live, powered by The Brand Group.

The show, normally hosted by Tony Rock, had a surprise guest with comedian Na’im Lynn (who is Kevin Harts’ frontman.) The audience were also able to catch Kevin Hart’s right hand man Spank perform as well, along with a very-eager Columbus Short who surprised the guests with a quick comedic set.
With all of the Cash Money drama with Lil Wayne, his manager Cortez Bryant came out to get some fresh air with a couple friends. Also spotted in VIP was Ms. Jackson with her boo Nelly’s daughter, along with Karrueche Tran (who is taking a vacation from the relationship drama with her on-again/off-again boyfriend, Chris Brown.) Motown recording artist BJ the Chicago Kid was also spotted, as well as rapper Freddie Gibbs, Jay Z’s drummer Tony Royster Jr., Rosa Acosta and many more. Check out pics from the night in the gallery. All Def Comedy Live continues this Wednesday at the Chinese Mann Theatre.

Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross are Expecting Their First Child Together
A big congratulations is in order for Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross they are expecting their first child together..

According to US Weekly, The 30-year-old entertainer and 26-year-old actor got married back in August of this year, and the couple have made it known that they have wanted to have kids together!

“I would like [having kids],” Evan recently told E! News (who broke the news of the pregnancy). “As many as possible!”
Ashlee has one child, a son named Bronx, 6, from a previous relationship with Pete Wentz.
Congrats to the couple… They seem very in love…

Vh1s Sorority Sisters Controversy Makes-Advertisers-pull out
Vh1s Sorority Sisters Controversy has been this weeks hot topics all over social media. The show is so notorious many of its advertisers have pulled out.Black twitter recently poured out many complaints they were outraged by the way Vh1s new show Sorority Sisters have portrayed black women again; 40,000-Black Greek petition to cancel the production of a reality show out of legitimate fears the show will mock, defame and scandalize Black Greeks’ proud tradition and esteemed history. Has Vh1 gone to far this time? I’m afraid so. and as a result many advertisers like Crayola, Carmex, Honda and more are pulling their ads from the program

A spokeswoman for Hallmark confirmed that the decision was made in response to public opposition to the show. The company, Linda Odell said in an e-mail, will not advertise during the show “because of consumer reaction to the program.”
Update: 3:50 p.m.: Several other advertisers including Honda, Crayola, and JBL, a subsidiary of Harman International, have also said they are pulling their ads from the show. State Farm has responded to inquiries saying that they do not air commercials during Sorority Sisters.
The general reaction to the show was that the tacky and petty fighting between the women on the show was a poor representation of the organizations they are representing; Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Zeta Phi Beta and Sigma Gamma Rhy.

NBA: Well Damn, Store Already Selling Rondo Mavs Jersey
If you don’t know by now, Rajon Rondo, former Boston Celtics point guard, has officially been traded to the Mavericks last night…one Dallas store is officially on the money as it has the FIRST EVER Rajon Rondo #9 Mavericks jersey!
Well well well, this retailer clearly didn’t waste any time, as it’s already selling Rondo Mavericks jerseys, after the point guard was traded last night…
It will definitely be interesting to see how the city of Dallas, and the Mavs fan base receives Rajon Rondo. The talented point can be considered mercurial at times, but still a fan favorite.

OH WOW….. Mase Lost 1.5 Million Fake Followers In Instagram Purge
If you had fake followers on Instagram, the truth has been revealed! Damn! People lost varying degrees of followers from the trolling going on Instagram even me (233) but damn MASE!
Reports AllHipHop: So what does Mase do? He deleted the entire page! First that flop show overseas and now this. Damn. I’m sure when Mase figured out he lost all those followers he was like

Is there Trouble In Paradise For Bow Wow And Erica Mena?
Back in September rapper Bow Wow and reality star Erica Mena announced their engagement on social media. Are Hip Hop’s latest “power” couple having second thoughts?

Last month Bow Wow was absolutely giddy with excitement flooding his social media pages with pictures of his beloved and day by day updates of his and Erica’s upcoming wedding plans, then all of sudden radio silence.
Coincidentally all mentions of the wedding have since been deleted from Bow Wow’s Facebook page and no pictures of Erica Mena have been posted on Bow Weezy’s instagram in over two weeks.

Instead Bow Wow’s timeline is now dedicated to his new role on the latest CSI spin-off, ‘CSI: Cyber’ who’s IMBD page currently lists Bow Wow as appearing in an “unknown” number of episodes.
In totally unrelated news Erica Mena was outed as being a former escort on the season premier of Love and Hip Hop New York earlier this week.

Only in New York: NYPD Cop Selling T-Shirts That Say, ‘Breathe Easy, Don’t Break the Law’
A member of the much-maligned New York Police Department is responding to the ongoing protests against police shootings of unarmed black men. The cop is snubbing protestors by selling t-shirts that read: “Breathe Easy, Don’t Break the Law” — a mocking spin on Eric Garner’s dying words, “I Can’t Breathe”.

Ever since that tragedy, those three words “I can’t breathe” have been resonating throughout the country. Many NBA teams have been spotted wearing T-Shirts with these words written on them, in support of justice for Eric Gardner and putting an end to police brutality.

The words “Breathe Easy, Don’t Break The Law” is nothing short of a mockery in the wake of Gardner’s death, and it is no surprise that its being sold by a cop. This suggests that Eric Gardner’s death was justified, and he would still be alive if he would have simply obeyed the law. Officer Jason Barthel, thinks otherwise.
As he said in an interview, he “Wanted to do something that would bring people together, not tear them apart. We are not here to do anything negative to the public.”

Seriously? Bring us together?…BULL, this cop seems to be adopting the Nazi mantra of you have nothing to worry about if you haven’t committed a crime. Read Harvey Silverglate’s Three Felonies a Day. You would be shocked to learn that there are currently over 20,000 federal statutes enforced by more than 700 agencies that make the average American a felon daily. Remember, the systematic extermination of Jews and Gypsys was perfectly legal and condoned by the state. Just because something is illegal does not mean it is unlawful. Before you can say that you support all of the laws of this country, you should really know all 20,000 of them. Then you can speak intelligently about enforcement of them. This holds especially true for those in Law EnFORCEment. But I’m sure he won’t hear me tho.

Beyonce Rocks Denim, Plaid, Prints & More; Blue Ivy Makes An Appearance 
BeyoncĂ© posted pics to her website and Instagram, of her rockin’ an impromptu fashion shoot. The “Flawless” singer modeled pieces like a wool coat by Givenchy, a Romeo Hunte red plaid Varick Shawl, and a T Bags Blake top. While posing for shots, adorable miss Blue decided to make an appearance, rockin’ a cute little Mohawk. Catch more fab photos below..
Also, if you checked out her “7/11″ video, you spotted her gorgeous tree in the clip. In addition to her posing in front of it, days ago, she posted the below snap of Blue Ivy admiring the tree.

Kimora Lee is Pregnant with her Fourth Child from her 3rd Man!
She's enjoying a holiday with her extended family on the Caribbean island of St. Bart's.
And on Wednesday, Kimora Lee Simmons showed off her burgeoning baby bump as she played with her two daughters and ex-husband Russell Simmons in the warm waters surrounding the island idyll.
The model-turned-fashion designer and Life In The Fab Lane reality star, who is expecting her first child with banker husband Tim Leissner, wore a very tight black minidress that covered her body and stretched down her thighs.
She pulled her long, black, wavy hair up into a ponytail and she protected her eyes from the bright sunshine with trendy cat-eye sunglasses.
The 39-year-old accessorised with blingy earrings and a thick gold bangle.
The 6ft star is staying on a yacht as she takes a break from her Style Network reality show, Kimora: House Of Fab, a spin off from Kimora: Life In The Fab Lane, which wrapped in 2011. Congrats!

Kris And Bruce Jenner — Divorce is Final!
Kris and Bruce Jenner have settled their divorced … TMZ has learned, and the goodies have been divided, with Bruce scoring several million from his ex.
A L.A. County judge has signed the legal docs. It’s about as clean a divorce as possible. As we previously reported, they did not sign a prenup. Kris gets the family house and they divided up various bank accounts and other assets.

We’re told based on the settlement agreement … neither Kris nor Bruce will get spousal support. As for 17-year-old Kylie, she’s so close to becoming an adult they share joint custody and each parent will foot the bill while she’s with them.
Under the agreement, Kris has to pay Bruce $2.5 million to equalize things.
Kris gets a 2012 Rolls-Royce Ghost, a 2014 Bentley and a 2014 Land Rover. Bruce gets a 2011 Porsche 997 Coupe, a 2013 Cadillac Escalade and a 2007 Harley motorcycle.

Kris filed for divorce in September, citing irreconcilable differences. She listed the date of separation as June 1, 2013.

They each get to keep their airline miles.LOL!!! It looks like the actual date they are legally allowed to tie the knot with someone else is March 23, 2015 … 
But the fat lady has sung.

What? She is just adding some natural fertilizer to her flowers.



UMMMM Nicki who is Jaywan and why is he READING YOU BOOTS?

UMMMM Nicki who is Jaywan and why is READING YOU BOOTS?
Universal Music Worker BLASTS Nicki Minaj & Her Business Skills, Calls 'The Pinkprint' A FLOP…But Is He REAL?
HOT tea about Nicki Minaj and her ‘Pinkprint’ album is spilling all over Twitter. And it’s being spilled by an alleged A&R executive named Jaywan--supposedly working under Universal Music Group. Read his shock worthy tweets and deets on his “employment” inside…

Meet producer Jaywan. He’s supposedly an A&R exec (according to himself and an unconfirmed press release) working under the Universal Music Group label. 
He has supposedly produced tracks for artists such as Young Jeezy, Jim Jones, 2 Chainz and few others, all the while running his own production company, Jaywan Inc.

Seemingly frustrated with the way things are going with Nicki Minaj’s current album, he took to Twitter to air out his frustrations about YMCMB’s First Lady and why her new album is supposeldy a FLOP! He dubbed it the “Sh*tprint”.

According to the disgruntled producer, the label effed up big time by letting Nicki have creative control over her marketing strategy this go round, which he says, will cause her not to sell as many albums. In one instance he said, “It was a ridiculous and asinine idea to give a girl with no college education the free reign to tell an entire company how to market her.” Oh?

Based on his tweets, it appears the label gave her more control on how to market her new material since, according to him, her sophomore album (Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded) flopped and the label was blamed for it. He said there won’t be a new Nicki Minaj album in a few years and we can definitely expect to see a re-release of The Pinkprint in May 2015 with 4 “bonus tracks” and a documentary. 

Peep his tweets (read from the bottom up):
Oh there's more....He also went in about Nicki letting her ex-boyfriend Safaree Samuels executive produce her album...with NO music business experience. He tweeted:
No love lost though. He said:
So...who is this guy? Well... did a little digging.  And he kinda seems suspect! 

A press release was issued in 2010 stating that Jaywan had signed a six-figure distribution deal with Universal Music Group for his Jaywan Inc. production company. In addition, it was reported that he would produce tracks for current Universal artists and serve as an A&R for future projects. We're not quite sure of the validity of this press release due to the source.

On a side note: His production company, Jaywan Inc., has been reported to the Rip Off Report for unauthorized charges earlier this year.

Sources called up Universal and inquired about him, but the folks there said no one worked there by that name. We were tipped off that his real name is Jason Leibowitz so we asked about "Jaywan" and Jason, but no one under either name was found in their directory. Hmm...

Some folks on Twitter claim he is not a real Universal A&R and is doing all this for attention:
Last year, he went on a Twitter rant about Rick Ross, Meek Mill and Trinidad James claiming that all of them were BROKE! Things that make you go hmm....