By: Bridgette Roosevelt
Happy Friday VIPs! I’m back to give you the latest in entertainment foolery. This week has been interesting to say the least, but first, let’s start with our history factoid. I have two for you. Did you know that “Selena” is one of my favorite movies? I love it. I can quote it on demand.
Plus Jennifer Lopez was my idol in high school (no, that’s not the factoid, I promise.) Anyway, on this day in 1995, two weeks after her death, then-Texas-governor George W. Bush declared April 16, her birthday, as Selena Day. At the age of 23, the celebrated Tejano singer was murdered by her fan club president, Yolanda Saldivar.
Second factoid: remember Day 26, Diddy’s third failure at making a band? Well, on this day in 2008, the group was at number one on the US Billboard charts with their self-titled album. That album sold 387,000 copies. I barely remember a song from it. I had to go look up “Got Me Going.” They had something solid, but… oh well, I guess that proves a point. Diddy should just stick to himself.
Speaking of Diddy, there’s this very upset nanny that used to work for his baby mama, Kim Porter. The woman is claiming that Kim put Diddy’s twins in danger, smoking weed and doing cocaine around them. Ms. Porter has responded saying that the nanny is a convicted shoplifter and a liar who is just mad because she got fired from the job. Diddy seems to have dismissed the claims, as the children are still in the home with their mom and hasn’t appeared to make efforts to remove them.
So, have y’all been keeping up with this LL Cool J/Brad Paisley foolishness? The song “Accidental Racist” has caused quite a stir all over the internetz. I’m not even sure what to say about it. I can understand why people are upset, and I can also see what LL and Brad were trying to do. Being a southern-born black woman, I can’t say that it went over well, though. LL had this to say about accusations of downplaying slavery:
“A lot of people took offense to the lyrics and ultimately, I can’t defend the song, but I can clarify my intentions. There’s a point in the song where I say, ‘If you don’t judge my du-rag, I won’t judge your red flag.’ I in no way would compare the history of the Confederate flag with a du-rag. However, when you think about a kid like Trayvon Martin, and you think about some of the things that happen in society based on clothing and when you put it in its proper context it makes sense.”
Check it out for yourself. Song starts at 0:15:
Rick Ross has been dropped like a big-ass sack of whoppers from his Reebok campaign. The rapper is in hot water of his line from the song U.O.E.N.O, in which he brags about putting ecstasy in some champagne.
“Put Molly [Ecstasy] all in the champagne. She ain’t even know it. I took her home and I enjoy that. She ain’t even know it.” Sounds like date rape to me. UltraViolet, a women’s rights group, along with 150 rape survivors previously demanded that he be fired. Looks like they got their wish.
JR Smith of New York Knick fame lost a lawsuit over black Jesus. Wait, what? Oh… Black Jesus is a diamond necklace that the baller supposedly didn’t pay for after placing an order with jewelry company, Lemmerman’s back in 2010. He ordered about $25K of bling, picked it up and never paid, so the company sued him for $48K to cover the cost of the jewelry bill, interest and attorney fees. Smith felt that it wasn’t worth his time to respond to the suit, so the judge decided it was worth his money, thusly awarding Lemmerman’s the judgement.
Alright everyone, it’s time for me to get up out of here. Thanks for stopping by and check back frequently because, as you already know, MegaCityVIP is the go-to source for all your music marketing and music promotion needs!