For as long as this website has existed, I have always wanted to have this song as a TBT selecton, and with today being Deniece Williams’ 71st birthday, there is no better time.

“Silly” was released as the second single from Williams’ fifth album, My Melody. Written by Fritz Baskett, Clarence McDonald and Williams herself, the song is sung from the perspective of a forlorn woman who can’t seem to get her man — or rather, the man she wants — to reciprocate interest. And because silly is the name of the game, said woman is lying to her friends about happy she is in her make-believe relationship.

From the lyrics to the vocal delivery, “Silly” captures the sadness of unrequited love in a special way. The song would only make it to No. 53 on the Billboard Hot 100, but any true R&B knows it is an absolute classic. It has been covered by Patti LaBelle (among others) and was even sampled by Monica on her 2010 hit, “Everything to Me.”

If you haven’t heard this song before, thank me later.

Derek Chauvin’s attorney, Eric Nelson, is requesting that his client, a convicted murderer, receives a sentence of probation because he’s the “product of a broken system” who could still be an “asset to the community.”

It must be crack.

The prosecutors, on the other hand, are seeking a 30-year sentence. Chauvin was convicted for the murder of George Floyd on April 21 and is scheduled for sentencing on June 25.

Sean Love Combs — a.k.a. Diddy — has partnered with Salesforce to launch a digital marketplace where consumers can find products created and sold by Black-owned businesses.

The marketplace — called Shop Circulate — came to be via acquisition of the Nile List.

Fun fact about the Nile List? It was founded by Khadijah Robinson, who has co-hosted two episodes of No Hipsters Pod — including the very first episode.

Khadijah will be joining Shop Circulate as the head of product, where she will lead development and drive global efforts.

Shop Circulate goes live later this year.

Rapper Wisdom — a member of DaBaby’s entourage — has been arrested for attempted murder with a deadly weapon and aggravated assault with a firearm.

The arrest comes hours after DaBaby had been question about a shooting that took place last night in Miami.

According to TMZ, a group of men that included DaBaby and Wisdom got into an argument with another group of men outside a restaurant. At some point, the other group tried to run away, which is when Wisdom allegedly shot one of them in the leg.

Another person in the DaBaby-affiliated group, Christopher Urena, has also been charged with attempted murder for shooting one of the men in the other group in the back, leaving him paralyzed.

Rapper Lil Loaded — best known for his 2019 viral hit, “6locc 6a6y” — passed away yesterday.

The cause of death hasn’t been confirmed by authorities, but the rapper had posted an IG story that many have deemed a suicide note. The rapper’s attorney, Ashkan Mehryari, also believes this to be the case.

Lil Loaded — real name Dashawn Robertson — was due in court this week over the shooting death of his friend, Khalil Walker, for which he had been charged with manslaughter.

Lil Loaded was 20 years old.

Remember back in March 2019 when Russell Westbrook threatened to put hands on a heckler and his wife at a Utah Jazz game? Following the incident, the heckler, Shane Keisel, got banned from Jazz games for life, fired from his job, and kicked out of a pilot training program in which he was enrolled.

Keisel — an army veteran — and his wife, Jennifer Huff, sued Westbrook in December 2019 for defamation, claiming that he painted Keisel as racist and homophobic. They were seeking $100 million in damages.

Unfortunately for them, the lawsuit was thrown out by a judge yesterday, who explained that Westbrook’s remarks were opinion and not defamation, and that his threats were not extreme enough to recover damages.

Ursh must be feeling the pressure from Nick Cannon.

Just eight months after they had their daughter, Sovereign Bo, Usher and his girlfriend, Jenn Goicoechea, just revealed that they’re expecting their second child together. Goicoechea debuted her baby bump at the iHeart Awards earlier tonight, which were hosted by Usher.

This will be Usher’s fourth child. He had two sons — 13-year-old Usher V and 12-year-old Naviyd Ely — with ex-wife Tameka Foster.

Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes would’ve been 50 years old today, so it is only right that we honor her life with this week’s TBT selection.

“What About Your Friends” was the third single from the group’s debut album, Ooooooohhh… On the TLC Tip, and the first TLC song I can remember singing along to. In fact, when I picked this song for this post, I was under the impression that it was their very first single.

Written by Dallas Austin and Left Eye, “What About Your Friends” samples James Brown’s “Blues & Pants,” a hip-hop favorite. The song talks about friendships and how they can be affected by changes in circumstances — in particular, when a friend goes on to become rich and famous. The not-so-funny part about the lyrics is that the members of TLC — while definitely famous — were by no means rich and wouldn’t be for another six years or so.

“What About Your Friends” would become the group’s third top 10 single and one of their signature hits. And nearly three decades later, it feels just as fresh.

In honor of Left Eye, click play and get your life.