Well long time no see! How have you been? Fine I hope? I know it's been a while, I figured it's a new year....something needs to be said! Sooooo much has happened since we last spoke, no need to dwell on the past of 2016. So we're going to get on with the NOW. What're your 2017 goals? Mine? To get more in touch with this key board and sound board. One of the first things is reconnecting with you. I'm going to collect my thoughts get some topics poppin and I'll be back with something for you all! Thanks for checking in and I'll talk to you soon! Oh and by the way.....Happy New Year! #nos
Ummm what in the H E double hockey sticks did Jay Z do! This album is deep, dark and bitter sweet #lemonade. But the album is dope to say the least. I can't lie, when it first came on I was sitting here like 🤔 what in the American Horror Story - Beehive is this? Lol. I love the way she took us through all of the emotions with her on every topic, high and low. The Freedom song slayed as well. It took us away from the relationship and took us on a trip though time, past and the present. She went through a lot, all the way from drunk in love to Celie home fixin to shave mista, all in one album. Beyoncé just let us have it straight no chaser. She pretty much just made a visual album and said....Here. Goodnight. ✌🏾️
It is with great sadness that I am coming to you today with this news about the death of yet another Icon. Prince Rogers Nelson graced the world with his presence as "PRINCE" in 1978 with his debut album "For You". It was with his next album that he went on to grace us with number one hits such as "I wanna be your lover". Latter albums brought us "Purple Rain" and "Adore" (my personal favorite) just to name a few. In addition to the music, he brought us people like Shelia E, Vanity and his band The Revolution. Since the news broke about his passing, I have been in shock and unable to even think that it was even true. Words cannot express how much of impact Prince has made in music and in our lives. He will missed tremendously.
Let's start with the ratchet first. Lol.....you should already know what's going first. 👀
So....Love and Hip Hop Atlanta premiered on Monday and well, let's just say I did a lot of shaking my head. First off, who are the King family members? It must be an ATL thing because I was just watching like...huh? All I'm going to say about MiMi is who cares who she's with, I was so annoyed at the fact that so much drama was added to that episode surrounding that. Hold up...Please tell me I wasn't the only one who died laughing at Momma Dee and her nest! 😂😂😂😂 it tickles me just thinking about it. That woman is loony tune. I'm not here for Karli Red and her mess, but I will be watching. 👀...I'm interested to see how many Players club wigs Jessica Dime will be wearing. Lol. I'm not feeling the wigs. I love the straight hair tho, one thing about her is she's real and that means she'll last.
Oh.....Black Ink crew premiered too but I don't care so that's it on that. Lol.
Tuesday brought us the finally of The People Vs OJ Simpson. Although we already knew the outcome of that story, the series was awesome. Just the casting alone was almost perfection. Even though Cuba Gooding Jr didn't look like OJ, I definitely thought I was watching OJ back on trial again. Kudos to the American Crime crew on this season. I am certainly interested to see what the next case will be.
Okay okay okay, now since I have been ragging on Scandal lately because of the lack luster with this season, I have to comment. Chileeeeee did you see it last night??? Liv went completely crazy, but for good reason. It must be close to the season finale, because where in the hell did that come from? Finale I have something to look forward to, because I was getting scurred.
American Idol has left us for good.....or "For Now" as Ryan Seacrest said once the lights went out. Almost alluding to the fact that they may be back again at some point. I won't be looking forward to that myself. I think it ended where and when it needed to. Last nights performances were excellent. Even William Hung made an appearance. 😳😂😂😂 Fantasia slayed with Latoya London and Jennifer Hudson, I didn't expect anything less. Wayment....Let me find out JLO's Vegas show is good, because she was super dope last night. The entire show was just great and that is why I think it should just be done, you just can't do anything else. Well except let LaPorsha win....but that ain't happen so.....Lol
On to greatness!
BLACK GIRLS ROCK!!!! Ten years of announcing to the world how much us black girls really ROCK! This was a much needed outlet for us and it is also greatly appreciated. That said, thank you to Beverly Bond for making sure that the entire world knows!
Traci Ellis Ross killed that opening. She is one of my favorite comedic actresses. All leading to great performances throughout the entire show. Danai Gurira from the walking dead gave a wonderful thank you speech in addition to the GREAT Shonda Rhimes. If you don't already know, next to Maya Angelou and Oprah, she is a Goddess to me. I absolutely admire and strive to be in the long line of Black women running entertainment television and movies one day. The musical performances were great!! Ms Gladys Knight is still slaying in her 70's, much respect to her for her longevity and staying on top in her career. I can't forget to mention how awesome Jazmine Sullivan was with the Masterpiece performance. Last but certainly not least, Brandy! She came back to show us all that she can SANG! The show ended with all of the Honorees on stage and left me with a smile on my face.
Last night Bravo blessed us with part one of the Real Housewives of Atlanta Reunion and it was shady palms on that stage all night. Even Andy! lol. Just books and umbrellas out for all of that reading and shade thrown in just part ONE! But I enjoyed every part except Kenya. I had respect for Kenya Moore until she came on this show. I think that she's a bully and I would rant and rave about how she needs to go, but why..... because she ain't going nowhere. As long as she keeps up the way she is, she will be there forever! What do you think about the whole Kenya and Kim Fields situation? I think Kenya is just a hater that Kim is "Kim Fields" and she didn't want to work with her. I wish that Phaedra and Kandi work through their differences and be friends again. If Nene and Cynthia can do it, they will get there. #fixitjesus I enjoyed the episode, it was funny and I can't wait to pot my tea pot back on and get ready for next week!
Now own to tonight! LHHNY reunion. Lawd! Lawd! LAWD! It started off with a bang! Rah Ali had me dying with her antics. She went from Yandy to B.B.O.D. My fav on the show Cardi B. was in her bag tonight. She went off on someone in the audience and threw a shoe. LOL! Noooo Cardi No! Even after all that happened at the beginning of the show, Amina Butterfly just added extra IRK sauce on the whole night with being pregnant. All I could do was roll my eyes and delete the episode and wait for next week. I am IRKED! So I am done, because these hoes need to chill with Peter Gunz' babies. I'll be back with more on this next Monday because again....I caaaaan't!
Hold Up! You mean to tell me that I haven’t posted anything since February the 29th! How could you not tell me that??? Oh well it’s your fault for what’s about to happen, because a lot has gone on since we last spoke and I have some thangs to say about the ish that has been going on, everything from Kim K to Donald Trump. Ugh! I just threw up a little in my mouth just thinking about me writing about either of those always relevantly irrelevant schmucks. Yeah I know that didn’t make sense but who cares, dis here is my blog! So get a little comfy because this may be a little longer than usual.
So where shall I begin…. Hmmm Let’s start with the most prevalent thing going on right now in the United States of America, the Presidential Election! If for some weird reason you’re a supporter of Trump and you’re reading this, stop now because I don’t like you. Lol, as a matter of fact…. come here and let me give you a hug and hopefully squeeze the foolishness out of you! Lol! But seriously DUDE! What is your freaking deal? Why is this man running for President and may actually have a chance at winning the Republican nomination!!! How are these people as a party, going to allow this nonsense to happen? After stepping so low as to insulting each other over their penis sizes, how much more immature school boy playground bullying can be left to do. This is nonsense, none of these candidates are worth any of the American votes as far as I can see. And before you immediately jump to conclusions on who I am voting for…. The jury is still out on the Democratic nominees too. But this is about TRUMP. There is no way that a man who acts like that, with no respect to minorities who by the way are quickly becoming the majority, could possibly make it into office. If you ask me, I think that this is an agenda to get Hilary in to office. But “I ain’t the one to gossip so you ain’t heard it from me.”
(Sigh) why does Kim Kardashian need so much attention? I have to give credit where credit is due, because this chick has made a name for herself and made her whole damn family famous. More famous than her father AND her step father who were celebrities based on real work ethic. HOW-FREAKIN-EVER!!! Bih you are a mother who is making enough money off of everything else in your life…why in the hell do you need to post naked selfies??? Stop it Kim! I am not slut shaming but GEE WIZ enough is enough. Why isn’t anyone like her HUSBAND telling her this? Oh wait…. he’s an attention whore too. Tuh…I’m done.
I don’t have much to say about this one but…. Keysha Cole and Shad Moss (Bow Wow). Why? Just why? I mean I am literally SMH while typing this. Wth would make you egg someone’s Rolls. I mean the fact that you could roll up on someone’s ROLLS ROYCE should make you take a mental note to say to yourself…. I really can’t be this petty or childish or just waste my mutha effin time! Lil Mo called her a thot! That’s not really a word that I particularly care for, but Sista Mo…. you may be on to something because that ish right there…was from the book of THOTDOM. Lol
****THIS JUST IN***** Little CiCi and Russell Wilson have gotten engaged! Congratulations to them, I look forward to singing “She’s your Queen to Be” at their wedding. LOL NOT! I am enjoying all of the memes on IG that are meant to make Future feel some type of way. Ha!
Now on to TV
Wth has happened to Scandal? It isn’t making me feel any kind of way other than bored. Fitz wants to be a whore now and Liv is caught up on Jake. Jake is really playing her this season and its kind of funny. I think whatever he and Poppa Pope are doing is going to be the twist, but it’s taking too long. Look at my video below. It hasn’t gotten any better since I posted it…. I am so sad. Like why are they doing this to me. If this is going to happen, can ABC at least move How to Get Away with Murder to the 9pm slot. I can’t stay awake long enough to watch it. It’s not fair.
In Ratchet world news…. The season finally of Love & Hip Hop NY premiered on Monday and well…the same BS ratchetness is happening. LOL. What did you expect? We all new that Mendeecees was headed to prison, but I am just glad that he’s been sentenced so he can serve his time and be back with his family. My favorite part of the whole season was Remy and Papoose. They are the best thing to happen to LHHNY and I certainly hope that they return next season, because LAWD knows I am tired of Tara and Amina looking dumb on TV. How long can you keep “doing it for the kids”? Really? They are entirely too talented and beautiful to be wasting their time with Peter Gunz. Last but certainly not least…Cardi B. She is the hoods sweetheart and I love her. Lol funny as hell…but that’s all I have on this one. LHHATL shall return on 4/4/16 to fulfill my needs. Everyone has a guilty pleasure and this series my friends, is mine!
With all that said…. I don’t want to write a whole book, hopefully you’re not tired of reading. Because Chileeee I can go on and on about TV. So let’s talk about it…. let me know what you think! Have a great rest of your day no matter what time it is where you are. PEACE!
Well, that was awkward! Maybe to some, but I guess it would depend on your sense of humor and what you can tolerate. Either way, Chris Rock started the Oscars off with a nice loud BANG! He didn’t hold back on anything and I am proud. But did he go too far? The internet seems to think he did, well some folks. Twitter doesn’t seem to be taking the Asian joke at the end a lightly, calling it “a double edge sword of decrying racism”. The writers called for diversity but decided to include two Asian stereotypes in the end. Was that a little classless, eh …yeah a little. That could have been left out, but I guess they wanted to spread the “diversity” around. Users went on about the lack of diversity with Asian actors in addition to Black actors. We all know that there is a lack of diversity across the board. However, the whole issue with “Oscars so white” started with the lack of people of color period.
For the second year in a row there were no acting nominations that went to minority actors. Chris Rock used his opening monologue to let everyone in on the “not so secret lack of diversity” with the Oscars. Broadening the frame of the decades of minorities being left out in not just acting categories, but overall. It wasn’t just the opening monologue, they intertwined some of the nominated films including Whoopi Goldberg and Tracy Morgan in a hilarious sketch and spoof within some of the #OscarsSoWhite scenes. But wait a cotton picking minute…… lets discuss the Stacey Dash WTF moment…. Or NOT! Because I am still stuck on the fact that she was even invited. Smh, that was a waste of air time. This may be the joke that just didn’t work. The make up for that ridiculous moment in history, was when Chris Rock asked moviegoers if they’d seen any of the nominated movies. The responses were hilarious, although it didn’t really help us (Black folk) with some of the random selections. My favorite being the man who said that Super Fly was his favorite movie. I thought I would die laughing, especially since he actually looked like a drunken Super Fly. Did they take things too far with the jokes? You tell me, because I think it worked out just fine. I did like I said and didn’t watch the show in its entirety, but through fast forwarding, I was able to capture what I needed.
Ugh!!!! Wth is going on? Fitz is annoying me and Abby, Olivia is confused and Jake is just doing whatever the hell he wants. It's boring me to no avail. I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE everything Shonda, but lawd help me to make it through the rest of this season if it continues this way. I feel like the last two eposides left me with nothing to be desired. Until tonight's episode!! Finally something! It started off boring, but perked right up! I knew Shonda wouldn't let me down. I have been battling Mr. Sandman just to stay up for HTGAWM. I just need things to speed up like now, I can't afford to wait until 2-3 episodes before the season finale to get me excited again.
Before you get too overwhelmed by the overall "Oscarness" of things....Let me start by saying, I am NOT going to be talking about the whole show just the main category and the only one that I care about. Because lets face it, I don't plan to sit through that entire show. However, I may record it because I am looking forward to seeing what Chris Rock will say during the show. But I am sure that there will be many videos available the next day for me and all of you to refer back to for next weeks trending topics. We all know that there is a lack of color in the nominations this year, we can only hope that more films will be produced and end up being too good to be ignored. Should Will Smith have been nominated for Concussion? Eh....maybe but that wouldn't have changed anything. However, Concussion should be on this list of nominated films. Especially before the movie Brooklyn....Smh.
So lets get down to bidness! I have to put on my "Oscar Voice" The Nominees for best Picture are.....
Angela Raiola lovingly known as Big Ang, has ended her battle with Cancer early Thursday morning. She was diagnosed back in April of 2015 and recently announced that her Cancer had returned to her lungs and brain. Big Ang is survived by her 2 children and 6 grandchildren. I'm not much of a Mob Wives fan, but when I did watch the show, Big Ang was the one personality that I remembered most. I heard her live on air with the Elvis Duran Morning show and her personality left a lasting impression, so I felt it only right to pay respect to her. I know what it's like to watch someone suffer from cancer. It's a horrifying disease and no one deserves to suffer through it, period. So to you Big Ang.... Salute! Thanks for the laughter! Rest in Peace!
Let's talk Grammy's. The 58th annual Grammy awards premiered last night. There were lots of big winners at the Grammy's. Kendrick Lamar won 5 Grammy's with arguably the best performance of the night. Absolutely Amazing! His performance will certainly be added to the list of trending topics along side Beyonce's formation video. Taylor Swift won 3 Grammys including best album! All with a congratulatory hug to Kendrick, because she probably thought he should have made that trophy number 6 on his list of wins. I like Taylor Swift but C'mon son, Kendrick should have won Album of the year. But I guess since he won best Rap Album, that justified the win according to the academy. However, based on the performances last night, I am inclined to listen to Chris Stapleton's album just to make sure I am not being biased. He helped kill the BB King tribute.
Meghan Trainor won Best New Artist, I don't know why. It should have been Tori Kelly. END. OF. STORY. You disagree? Go on YouTube or listen to her album and tell me why she shouldn't have. I mean, you can even go back to her YouTube covers alone. Smh, yeah I'm still salty about that...SO WHAT! LOL! The Weekend won Best Urban Contemporary....Yay, but not really. I mean, he's aight....but I'm just not that impressed by him. So that's all I have to say on that....meh. Justin Beiber won his first ever Grammy for Best Dance recording. Along with his Skrillex performance, I felt the need for that win. If you didn't know, now you know.....Skrillex will make you move. Alabama Shakes winning best Rock performance AND Best Alternative album added a kick diversity, with the Sista as the lead vocalist....DO THAT GURL! Who didn't think that "Uptown Funk" wasn't going to win something? I mean seriously, that song was the "Happy" of 2015. Kudos to Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson on that collaboration.Ed Sheeran and Amy Wadge were well deserving of the song of the year award for "thinking out loud", awesome song. I am singing it right now as I write this....yup I am.
The diversity was on Fleek last night with the performances. The Lionel Ritchie Tribute was Nice, I think Adele should have sung "Hello"....that would have be nice and cliché. Lol! The Hamilton performance was SUPERB! Now I know why this Broadway show is in such high demand and sold out well into the fall of 2016. Adele...love you to pieces but what happened? This was your come back Grammy performance and it was underwhelming. She did tweet that the piano microphones fell onto the strings, but the show had to go on. Lady GaGa literally transformed into David Bowie. She's just an all around great performer, but I wasn't that hype on her. I was still stuck on the fact that she looked totally different from the Super Bowl. LOL! Rihanna and the Weekends performances were unfortunately cancelled last minute. Rihanna, according to her doctors advice due to bronchitis. The weekend was supposed to perform with Lauryn Hill!!! That may have made the Grammy's Epic! In totally, including the fact that I haven't watch the full show in probably 10 years, I'll give the Grammy Awards a clean 7 out of 10.
I know I'm a day late, but I couldn't let my weekend go by without paying homage to the late great Whitney Houston! For many of us, she was the Queen of R&B. In fact, there aren't many who stand in the lane with her vocally. Right now as I write this I am singing my favorite song in my head "How will I know"! I absolutely LOVE that song in addition to so many more. I actually didn't realize that I was sitting in the gym singing the song aloud. Lol! I'll never forget the day she passed, I was at the Philadelphia convention center at the tattoo convention, when one of the employees told me that they had announced that she died over the radio. I felt like I loss a friend or family member. I was shocked that I felt such a connection to a celebrity. When thinking about it, I realized that she was actually a part of my life growing up. I didn't even feel that much sadness when MJ passed away.... shocking I know. Let's get back to the good memories. Whitney was my go to for every game of "Star Search" that my cousins and I played in the kitchen when I was a kid. Some of you are probably like "wth is star search". LOL! That was American Idol when I was a kid. Whitney made you feel like you could sing even if you couldn't. After seeing her on Being Bobby Brown and realizing that she wasn't the faultless person that the media portrayed. I actually felt that made her more real. She was funny, sassy and she told it like it was. Why??? Because she made too much money to do it any other way. Where were you when she passed? What's your favorite memory? Let’s share!
First of all, why am I writing about Beyonce' for the second day in a row. This is absolutely ridiculous for me to do, but I have something to say. So let me start with this.....UGH! Holy Schnikies Beyonce', wth are we supposed to do to get these tickets? Sell our children, sell an organ? Are you serious with these prices and it's just the pre sale. Wait....let me take it from the top....The pre-sale prices actually aren't that bad. I checked the prices and the current range is $45-$280 according to ticketmaster. But to get those prices you have to be in the fan club. If you aren't I suggest you join and go get yourself some tickets before the 3rd party sellers buy them up and sell them for no less than $500 for nose bleeds. I will not pay any more than the tickemaster price...IF I even go at all, Not me baby. I will be watching it from my living room on Tidal or HBO again. Because I'll be damned. LOL. The packages are as follows, BeyFirst $1496, BeyHive $846, BeyStage $696, BeyOTR $596, BeySwagGold $446, BeySwagSiver $296 and The Amex Pre-sale has the same range as the Behive pre-sale for $45-$280....I am not privileged enough for any of these, so I am out.....for now.
Do I think Bey has the star power to sell out these arenas? Hell Yes, that's why I'm talking about it. She had the audacity to wait until people filed their taxes to put her show up online KNOWING people won't care to spend that coin! LOL! But who am I to judge, if you got it and can spend it, DO IT! Get me a ticket too and I'll pay you back when I get my income taxes next year. LOL! Sike! She is smart (DJ Kahled Voice) and doing the damn thing. Why not tease us with formation, then slay the Super Bowl and say Oh my bad folks, I almost forgot.....BOOM I'm touring on that ass too! Eff Rihanna and her Anti album that you have been waiting for since Forever! I am Sasha Fierce! Formation Beyches! FORMATION in line and order those damn tickets. (Maniacal laugh)
The big question is, are you going? Comment below and let me know.
Super Bowl 50 is over and done and CAM has not won! :-( I love Peyton Manning like most people, but I really wanted the Carolina Panthers to win this one. However, since this could very well be the last season of football for Peyton, I knew that the win would be left to the refs and the Broncos defense to make that happen. If you saw the big game at all, you knooooow that the defense won this game. So if you don't know, now you know.....DEFENSE WINS GAMES! Know it baby, I'm just waiting on the Philadelphia Eagles to figure that out and bring a championship to my city. waiting......LOL!
Anyhoo, Chile the half time show! I didn't even realize that was Cold Play until maybe mid performance. I have to get on my game more, because I thought I knew Cold Play when I saw them (blank stare). Don't judge me...Bey and Bruno FUNKED it up! Overall excellent performance. Who can almost fall and SNATCH it back up like wayment floor, I AM BEYONCE' I don't fall! It was in that moment that the floor and her shoes looked at each other and bounced her right back up. The Queen will not fail...Lol! I'm no Beyonce' stan but I know she gives life to everything she does.
Let's talk GaGa....I heart Lady GaGa, but did she saaang the national anthem better than the Ultimate voice of THE Whitney Houston? Not so much, her rendition was excellent, but not as Iconic as Whitney's. However, she is the first person to come close enough to even bring the question up in the past 25 years. So shout out to GaGa for putting her thang down and starting a trending topic this morning! No matter what she still nailed it, flag shoes and all.