So So Def rapper Da Brat recently revealed her feminine side in a ‘Summer Chic’ shoot for VIBE.com. The Chicago native, born Shawntae Harris, 37, maintains that despite her usual tomboy style, getting girlie is second nature to her. She could have fooled me! She actually looks every bit the lady in this shoot, until she opens her mouth:
What do you have to say about your new mixtape?
It’s DUMB STUPID CRAZY! It’s HOTTER THAN A MOTHER FUCKER! BRAT IS BACK!
Was it uncomfortable transitioning into a “sex symbol” or is this just another side of you that we never see?
I’m such a fucking lady. I loved to get glammed up. I love manis and pedis. I like to go to Vicky Secrets and La Perla because I like lace and bikinis. I’m such a P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thug) (more…)
Kelly Rowland, who is currently riding high on the charts with her single Motivation, covers the August/September issue of Vibe magazine topless! In the Annual Juice issue that hits news stands August 16th, Kelly chats it up about her success overseas, parting ways with Mathew Knowles and sex toy shopping with the girls. Here’s a few excerpts:
VIBE: The last album didn’t do well in the States. It did better overseas, particularly in Europe. Do you feel more appreciated in Europe?
Kelly Rowland: No, not really. People still compare me to B over there. I said in an interview recently, ‘You know, if you guys would be a little bit more intelligent and ask me about myself we’ll have a much better interview.’ You can’t want a story from me and keep asking me about the past.
When you walked away from that last meeting with Mathew, did you feel an “exhale” moment?
I did, but I also felt like, ‘Oh my God, what have I done?!’ I stayed in the house for two days. I was sad. It was like a funeral. I had to deaden that situation in order to start fresh. That’s a very long time to have the same manager and the same label. (more…)
I miss the days when magazines had iconic people on their covers. Nowadays even groupies get on the covers. I mean, what has Amber Rose really done, apart from shagging Kanye West and Wiz Khalifa? It makes no sense at all. So the double covers for the next issue of Vibe magazine will be Rick Ross and Amber Rose. Check out the “quotes” from Amber:
AMBER ON LIFE POST-KANYE:
“What am I supposed to do? Crawl up in a corner and die ‘cause I’m not with Kanye anymore? Am I supposed to go back to the strip club and not take these opportunities that I have?”
AMBER OF HER RELATIONSHIP WITH REGGIE BUSH: (more…)
Vibe has decided to traumatize the world. WTH??? Who does that??? Why would you put a pic of a shirtless Rick Ross on the cover of anything??? Man boobs have not, are not and will never be sexy. I think I just threw up my breakfast… Thank goodness it will be a double cover so we still have someone else to ogle. In his x-rated cover story, The Breakfast Club’s host Angela Yee gets Rick Ross, Wale, Meek Mill and Pill to talk candidly and crassly about all things sex. Check out this excerpt:
YOU DON’T REALIZE how colossal Rick Ross is until he removes his white Tee. It’s startling. Six feet of portly tattooed excess, his drooping pecs flexing as he hulks through the Danish contemporary SoHo furniture store BoConcept. Rozay is shooting his first solo VIBE cover—the sexy issue, no less—and a memo from Captain Conspicuous reads that Ross is not the conventional poster child for the cause. (more…)
Teyana Taylor has a fabulous fashion sense, according to me. She’s not afraid to try new stuff. One could argue that she’s a fashion trendsetter. She recently unleashed her fierceness in a fashion spread for Vibe magazine. Rocking African, Lebanese and Indian-inspired prints while letting her FAB mane blow in the wind, she exuded pure sexiness. These outfits would be great for those ladies planning on looking awesome at the beach during the Easter holidays. I love love love the leso sleeveless jacket she’s wearing in the pic above. I need to look for a tailor who can pull it off because I’m not paying $595 for barely a quarter of a leso.
African-print sleeveless jacket, $595, L.A.M.B; animal-print one-piece swimsuit, $25, H&M; Hunan three-hoops earrings, $225, Masha; Vintage Kuchi Upper Arm Cuff, $35, Contemporary Kuchi Bell Anklets, $24, Tribal Belly Dance Fish Belt, $86, all Silk Road Tribal; “Watchout” shoe $110, Steve Madden. Check out the other looks from the shoot after the break. (more…)
I really don’t like 50 Cent. As a matter of fact, I unfollowed him on twitter when I realized he can be very ignorant. Regardless of how I feel about him, I can honestly say that I completely agree with him when it comes to face tatoos. They are never a good idea. Thankfully Kenyans are an educated lot and would not even think about pulling such a stunt…well, I hope (If you send in pics of a Kenyan with a face tatoo, I am willing to buy you lunch. It has to be a permanent tatoo for this offer to apply 🙂 ).
Back to 50 Cent. He recently had the numerous tattoos on his body removed because he didn’t want them to interfere with him getting major movie roles. He is featured on the cover of the upcoming issue of Vibe magazine where he offers his views on face tatoos and thoughts on Drake not winning the Grammy for Best New Artist. You can also check out some pics of celebrities with face tatoos after the break. (more…)
I used to love Da Brat. She was such a positive female rapper…until she decided to act out by assaulting some waitress and got locked up for like 3 years. Her music was awesome though. Anyone remember her song :What Do You Like”? That used to be my jam!!! Well, Brat is out although she has to keep on an ankle monitor. She recently chatted it up with Vibe about prison life, the Nicki Minaj-Lil’ Kim beef, Mariah Carey’s pregnancy, losing her braids and more:
Brat, welcome back! JD was tweeting like crazy about your release. Can we expect to find you on Twitter anytime soon?
[Laughs Oh yeah I’m figuring out how to work all that Twitter stuff now. I haven’t been around a computer for a minute ’cause we don’t have computer access in state facilities. But JD just put me on to Global 14 and I’ve heard of Twitter and there’s a Facebook page with a perpetrator pretending to be me. But I don’t have a Facebook page yet! (more…)