It was the jingle heard around the world. The Queen of Hip Hop Soul has said
very little about the whole crispy chicken controversy, but for the first time,
Mary J. Blige breaks her silence on The Angie Martinez Show.
About not speaking on the controversy
"There was no need for me to say anything, because everyone was running with
it and just crucifying me. There was too much going on for me to stick my head
out there and say anything. So I pulled back and watched everyone and
About the backlash
"It's just something that i thought would been…a great branding opportunity.
It never was a chicken commercial. It was about a sandwich. And I was singing
about the ingredients. "
About being hurt by the naysayers
"The thing that hurt me was when people would say vicious things…it exposed
everyone and everything that was in my life and showed me who my friends are… I
wanted to crawl under the bed…"
"Busta hit me...Fat Joe hit me and was like we don't care about that stupid
chicken commercial…we know what you were trying to do…"
About the premise of the commercial
"It was sold to me that it would be shot in an iconic way. I would never just
bust out singing about chicken and chicken wings. It hurt my feelings and
crushed me for two days. "
In a magical world of music, hair weaves, and hip hop, some of our favorite
youtube sensations collaborate for what has to be one of the most clever and
hilarious spoofs on the Disney classic Beauty and the Beast. Todrick Hall,
singer/dancer of American Idol and Beyonce’s “End Of Time” Target
Flash Mob fame, has the internet buzzing with his chuckling Beauty
& The Beat remake. The 1.7 million viewed clip, stars singer Katie
Stevens (who plays Belle). You’ll also spot appearances by DeStorm, Vonzell
Solomon, GloZell, Miles Jai, Antoine Dodson and several other faces.
Graffiti writer Lewy recently tagged the side of the Brooklyn Bridge this week. LewyBTM hit three back-to-back fill-ins by himself. See more images after the click.
New York’s Department of Transportation wasn’t amused as the graf-loving B-boy and B-girls in the city after unceremoniously removing the artistic defacement, but not before graf heads were able to snap a few pictures of LEWY’s simple but clearly effective work.
A dope new billboard from Warner Bros. for The Dark Knight Rises
has been spotted in the US and so we present you with a look at it here. It looks like the Batman logo is bursting through a wall, or perhaps its a sign of the thrashing Bane is going to lay down on the Caped Crusader during the movie. Anyway, check it out above and check out our past posts on TDKR here
After winning the 2011-12 NBA Championship, the Miami Heat have wasted no time planning toward repeating next year. The Miami Heat and the Celtics Ray Allen, who is now a free agent, have made it clear that they share interest in one another.
Miami has a team full of expensive players and adding Ray Allen to the team would increase their expenses by at least $10 million. Whether or not Miami can afford Ray Allen is the question. Next year, Miami will most likely have the third highest payroll in the league paying out nearly $80 million.
Ray Allen, plagued with injuries, played in 46 games this season and averaged 14.2 points. With the chances of Mike Miller retiring, Ray Allen would definitely be a great addition to the Heat, providing some crucial minutes and points off the bench.
I’ll be the first to say I'm not your traditional “christian”.. that goes to church every Sunday, attends the prayer meeting every Tuesday, participates in Thursday night Bible Study and all of that other shit churches do for money. You won't see me at any bake sales, you won't see me hand out tracks and church brochures or anything thing openly- especially, if I was told to do it. If the deed that I am executing doesn't come from my heart of hearts and or the deep parts of my soul- then I'm not doing any of the above.
For the record and I proclaim it from the roof tops I (AliLafayetteRhea) Loves God (Christ Jesus) with every drop of blood that he dripped for me and I believe that He was raised from the dead as the Scripture says... With that being said, I will not front in any thing I say or do in the face of my audience, critics, friend or foes. It was and is 100 with me from the gate.
I thank God that I am a work in progress. I thank Him for the platform that he has given me to be as real and as transparent with my audience, which is the only way I know how to be. I guess if I knew how to front- I would have the option to do that but on some real shit I don't know how. So, that real shit that I be kicking to you- is what you will continue to get from me. “CAKE”
I love you because you hate me and you hate me because you love me.
www.AliLafayetteRhea.com Thank God
After 20 hours of deliberation, explosive child sex-abuse case against former Penn State football coach, Jerry Sandusky’s case ends. According to Sandusky’s lawyers he is currently on suicide watch.
Victim 1: Sandusky was accused of fondling him and performing oral sex on him multiple times, in his home and State College hotels. The boy was 11-15 years old at the time. Sandusky was barred from his central Pennsylvania high school in 2009 after the boy’s mother alerted school officials, triggering the investigation that produced charges. Sandusky was found guilty of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse (two counts), indecent assault, unlawful contact with minor, corruption of minors, endangering a child’s welfare.
Victim 2: A boy of about 10 that a graduate assistant, Mike McQueary, has said he saw being attacked by Sandusky in the team showers in February 2001. Investigators have not been able to determine the boy’s identity. McQueary reported what he saw to head coach Joe Paterno, and Paterno’s handling of it contributed to the university’s decision to fire him shortly after Sandusky was arrested in November. Sandusky was found guilty of indecent assault, unlawful contact with minor, corruption of minors, endangering a child’s welfare. He was acquitted of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse.
Victim 3: Sandusky was accused of hugging him in the shower and fondling him between July 1999 and December 2001, at Sandusky’s home and in team showers. The boy was 12-14. Sandusky was found guilty of indecent assault, unlawful contact with minor, corruption of minors, endangering a child’s welfare.
Victim 4: Prosecutors said more than 50 incidents occurred between 1996 and 2000, at the Sandusky home, hotels and university facilities while the boy was 12-17. He also traveled with the Sandusky family to bowl games in Texas and Florida. Sandusky was convicted of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, indecent assault, unlawful contact with minor, corruption of minors, endangering a child’s welfare.
Victim 5: Sandusky put his hand on the boy’s leg while in a car, they showered together and he placed the boy’s hand on his genitals, according to his testimony in court. The alleged incident occurred in August 2001, while the boy was 12 or 13. Sandusky was convicted of unlawful contact with minor, corruption of minors, endangering a child’s welfare. He was acquitted of indecent assault.
Victim 6: While showering together in May 1998, he testified that Sandusky grabbed him and said, “I’m going to squeeze your guts out” and that the ex-coach said he was the “tickle monster.” The boy’s mother complained when he came home with wet hair, prompting a police investigation at the time that did not result in charges. The boy was 11. Sandusky was found guilty of unlawful contact with minor, corruption of minors, endangering a child’s welfare. He was acquitted of indecent assault.
Victim 7: They showered together and Sandusky bear hugged him in 1995-96, and more than once he put his hands down the waistband of the boy’s pants, according to the grand jury. Sandusky did not touch his genitals, the jury said. The boy was 9-11. Sandusky was found guilty of attempted indecent assault, corruption of minors, endangering a child’s welfare.
Victim 8: Boy of about 11 to 13, seen in late November 2000 by a university janitor allegedly being subjected to sexual abuse by Sandusky in the team showers. The janitor now has dementia and is not available to testify, but a co-worker testified to what the janitor told him. The boy has not been identified by investigators. Sandusky was convicted of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, indecent assault, unlawful contact with minor, corruption of minors, endangering a child’s welfare. This is the count on which Sandusky’s lawyers will base their appeal.
Victim 9: Now 18, he testified that he was sexually abused by Sandusky at the Sandusky home where he spent more than a hundred nights in a room in the basement that had a waterbed. He testified he was subject to oral then anal sex and screamed for help. He was also abused in a State College hotel and other locations between July 2005 and December 2008, according to prosecutors. He was 12-15 at the time. Sandusky was convicted of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse (two counts), indecent assault, unlawful contact with a minor, corruption of minors, endangering a child’s welfare.
Victim 10: Boy was subjected to sexual abuse between September 1997 and July 1999 at the Sandusky home and car and at an area pool. He testified Sandusky said he’d never see his family again if he said anything. The boy was 11. Sandusky was convicted of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse (two counts), indecent assault, unlawful contact with minor, corruption of minors, endangering a child’s welfare.
SOURCE: Daily News
tenth studio album "Life Is Good
" will released July 17th via Def Jam Records
. The Queens
MC has a nice list of features lined up for the project. Amy winehouse, Rick Ross, Swizz Beatz, Miguel, Anthony Hamilton, Large Professor
and more are set to appear.
Check out the full tracklist below.
1. No Introduction (Produced by Justice League)
2. Loco-Motive feat. Large Professor (Produced by No I.D.)
3. A Queens Story (Produced by Salaam Remi)
4. Accident Murderers feat. Rick Ross (Produced by No I.D.)
5. Daughters (Produced by No I.D.)
6. Reach Out feat. Mary J. Blige (Produced by Salaam Remi, Rodney Jerkins, DJ Hot Day & Nas)
7. World’s An Addiction feat. Anthony Hamilton (Produced by Salaam Remi)
8. Summer On Smash feat. Miguel & Swizz Beatz (Produced by Swizz Beatz)
9. You Wouldn’t Understand feat. Victoria Monet (Produced by Buckwild)
10. Back When (Produced by No I.D.)
11. The Don (Produced by Salaam Remi, Heavy D & Da Internz)
12. Stay (Produced by No I.D.)
13. Cherry Wine feat. Amy Winehouse (Produced by Salaam Remi)
14. Bye Baby (Produced by Salaam Remi & 40)
15. Nasty (Produced by Salaam Remi)
16. The Black Bond (Produced by Salaam Remi)
17. Roses (Produced by Al Shux)
18. Where’s The Love feat. Cocaine 80s (Produced by No I.D.)
19. Trust (Produced by Boi 1da)
20. The Don (Don Dada Remix) (Produced by Salaam Remi & Heavy D)
Spotted at X's
Nas Featuring Rick Ross - Accident Murderers [Audio]
Global streetwear retailer Karmaloop
has just taken a fresh delivery of the iconic Frogskin from Oakley. The Frogskin’s iconic contours and signature keyhole nose bridge has made this sunny a summer staple and isn’t at risk of going out of style anytime soon. While certain colorways of the Frogskin (like this Polished Clear/Violet) have been somewhat formally re-introduced into regular Oakley production runs, they’re still certain to go quick, so hurry over to Karmaloop to snag a pair