They call her the Duchess of Sussex, but I call her the Duchess of Success — because Meghan Markle just made the come-up of the century. The former Suits star exchanged vows with Prince Harry earlier today with over 2 billion people watching worldwide. Oprah, Serena, Gina Torres (and other Suits cast members), Idris Elba, the Clooneys, the Beckhams, James Corden, and Elton John were among the celebrities in attendance.

It was a beautiful ceremony, but let’s talk about what really matters: Idris Elba’s fiancée’s Gucci Gang outfit.

Spent three racks on a new chain.

When Tory Lanez said he was Gucci’d down, this is what he meant. Shorty has on a Gucci dress, a Gucci cardigan coat (complete with the Gucci logo buttons), a pair of Gucci shoes, and a Gucci purse to boot. All with the signature Gucci ribbon just in case you had any doubt.

Lil Pump could never.

Racist man doing racist stuff with his racist friends


Meet Aaron Schlossberg. He’s a 42-year-old commercial lawyer in New York City. He is also a racist and a coward.

If you spend a considerable amount of time on the internet, you’re probably well aware of this man’s antics. Earlier this week, he was caught on camera harassing workers at a deli in Midtown Manhattan. He berated them for speaking Spanish and threatened to call Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on them.

In the days since the incident took place, his identity has been made public, which led to more revelations about his conduct. Footage of him screaming at people at mini Trump rallies have surfaced; people who went to school with him claim that this behavior is very on-brand; and a YouTuber who lives in New York recognized Schlossberg as the man he caught on camera yelling xenophobic things at him less than two years ago (in an unprovoked incident where Schlossberg bumped into him). Inside Edition has a solid summary of all of this in the video below.

First of all, the fact that someone with that face has the gall to call people ugly is beyond me, but what really gets me is that this man has gotten really shy now that he has been identified. He clearly has experience in front of the camera. What changed?

The day after the incident at the deli went viral, the paps in New York pressed him about his racist ways and he literally ran.


He was spotted again yesterday. More running.

Running ass boy

The failure to keep that same energy is an epidemic.

PS: According to his law firm’s website, Aaron Schlossberg offers services in multiple languages, INCLUDING SPANISH.

Let me start by saying that this isn’t a Janet Jackson fan page. It just so happens that her birthday is two days before the release of her fifth studio album, Janet, and this year marks a quarter-century since its release.

The album is early ’90s R&B/pop perfection. It sold over 14 million copies worldwide and registered six top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 (which is no easy feat). “You Want This” gets an honorable mention, but my favorite song from that album is “That’s the Way Love Goes.” Peep the clip below.


Janet Week isn’t quite over yet. She’ll be receiving the Icon Award this Sunday at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards (8pm ET on NBC).


In a desperate attempt to be close to whoever’s in the news (i.e. what the kids call “clout-chasing”), the White House invited Meek Mill to discuss prison reform. Like…when did Republicans start caring about that? Pressed.

According to TMZ, Meek Mill pulled out at the last minute due to the optics of a potential meeting with Donald Trump. Apparently, a number of famous black people had to step in — word is that Jay-Z was one of them, but Meek’s reps deny that they ever spoke about this particular matter.

I don’t know why this was ever something he considered, but all I know is that Meek Mill needs to hire a publicist or fire the one he currently has.

It might be hard to imagine now, but there was a time when Beyoncé didn’t rule the world. When “’03 Bonnie & Clyde” dropped, Bey was just getting started as a solo artist and it wasn’t clear if she’d be able to match the success she enjoyed as the frontwoman of Destiny’s Child. At the time, it also seemed like Kelly would be the breakout star of the group — her collabo with Nelly (“Dilemma”) was the biggest hit of the year, while Beyoncé’s first solo single, “Work It Out,” was a relative dud. We now know better. Peep the clip below.


When Spotify announced that it was removing R. Kelly from its playlists last week, my first reaction was that the music service was riding a wave and not really interested in doing the right thing. The announcement was the result of a new policy against “hate content and hateful conduct”, but if the people at Spotify were really committed to the cause, they would have removed at least a few dozen other artists from their playlists, including Eminem, who once made a racist ass song about black women and essentially made a career out of being a hateful pig.

Fortunately, I am not alone in feeling this way. Women’s rights group Ultraviolet has written an open letter to Spotify, asking the company to cancel a few other artists, including Eminem, Chris Brown and Steven Tyler. The group’s co-founder and executive director, Shaunna Thomas, explains why removing these accused abusers is necessary:

Every time a famous individual continues to be glorified despite allegations of abuse, we wrongly perpetuate silence by showing survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence that there will be no consequences for abuse. That has a cultural effect far beyond one individual
artist.

Spotify should have kept it simple and just said that it wanted to be part of the #MuteRKelly movement, but thankfully, the music service overplayed its hand and made broad a statement about hateful content and conduct. And now, we want them to keep that same energy with all of the artists on their playlists.

Janet Jackson turns 52 today (even though she could pass for 35 easily). She is one of the best to ever do it and the industry has been very unkind to her, so I’m firing up mad shots in her honor. Below is the video for one of my favorite Janet songs, “When I Think of You.”


PS: I will continue to curse Justin Timberlake’s name for hanging her out to dry after Nipplegate. Yes, it’s been 14 years, and no, I’m still not over it.

One day, we’ll have a conversation about what an injustice it is that Miguel isn’t a bigger star. But for now, check out the video for his collabo with Kygo.



I’m going to take this opportunity to post two other videos from Miguel. His latest album, War and Leisure, is probably his best work yet and it makes me sick that you people pay him no mind. His video for “Told You So” has garnered only 4 million views in SIX WHOLE MONTHS. The disrespect!


Miguel – “Told You So”


Miguel – “Come Through and Chill” (featuring J. Cole & Salaam Remi)


So…after waiting about a week for the dust to settle, I finally watched Childish Gambino’s “This is America” video. I was a little disappointed that the two 5-second clips I had seen of the video – the ones where people get shot – were the only “highlights” (if we’re gonna call it that). But before I say more about the video, let’s talk about the song.

“This is America” is one of those songs I’d describe as intentionally unique. It has disjointed sections that make it sound like two very different songs were made separately and then merged. I’ll confess that I hated the song after the first few listens, but by the tenth play, it started to grow on me a little bit. It’s not a terrible song, but I do think Childish Gambino (real name Donald Glover) seems to have prioritized being different over making a song that actually sounds good, which is what happens when an artist desperately needs to be seen as an innovator. There’s a lot to say about Donald Glover and his self-proclaimed genius status (and his god complex), but we’ll table that conversation for another day.

Now…the video. Its themes are definitely timely and the treatment was definitely well-thought-out (and chock-full of symbolism), but I’m not sure it is the masterpiece it’s being purported to be. I was hoping for something a little more mind-blowing than people literally getting their heads blown off, but unfortunately, those scenes were the centerpieces of the video. I refuse to call it a masterpiece because I just don’t think any of the scenes or ideas presented were that clever or particularly novel.

While we’re here, I’d also like to point out that Donald Glover has a long history of making questionable and sometimes anti-black statements (some of which were tweeted from a now-deleted Twitter account). He has undergone somewhat of an image revamp in recent years, and while I do think it is possible for people to change, I am a bit skeptical because this is a drastic change in a relatively short amount of time. I’m all for wokeness as long as you’re not just doing it for the look.