close

Celebrity(AA)

See Lil Yachty Decked Out Like A Rainbow



Lil Yachty, 21-year-old rap prodigy, has taken on increasingly high-profile fashion gigs ever since he first came on the scene.

After being named 2017 Creative Designer of nautical-minded brand Nautica (an on-brand choice, no?), Yachty had officially arrived in the fashion sphere. It would appear Nautica, the unofficial outfitter of mainly New England dads, was looking to inject some spunk and vitality into its heritage label. Who better for the job than Lil Boat, right?

 

Yachty can now add covering Dull Magazine to his fashion resume. Along with A$AP Ferg and SZA, he stars in Dull’s autumn issue. Musician Kelela also fronts an alternate cover for the arty French publication.

Wearing a host of high fashion labels, including the likes of Dior Homme, Alexander Wang and Gucci. His wardrobe on this shoot sure didn’t shy away from utilizing color, which we love. See all the images below.

Wow, talk about pushing boundaries! What do you guys think about Yachty’s colorful spread? He’s such a “vibrant thing.”



Source link

read more

Mayweather Shows Off His Insane Home Movie Theater's Snacks



Gotta love it.

Mayweather’s huge home movie theater and full snack bar are insane enough, but we think it was extra baller and dope that Mayweather wasn’t watching a movie, but ESPN’s SportsCenter on the big screen, instead.

Hey, with his kind of money, why not bring the theater and its snacks to him?

BET Sports News — Get the latest news and information about African-Americans in sports, including weekly recaps, celebrity news and photos of your favorite Black athletes.



Source link

read more

This Woman Is Threatening to 'Execute' The Kardashians



The Kardashians are targets of a violent attack, and it involves their popular DASH retail store. Things have gotten so out of hand that the police were forced to get involved following severe death threats made by the attacker.

According to TMZ, a woman recently walked into the store, pointing a gun at an employee and eventually left. She, however, returned later on with a machete, hurling threats about the famous family, insisting that she will murder them all.

The violent outburst was captured on video outside of the Weho shop, showing the woman pacing ominously with the machete in mid air.

“The Kardashians will be executed if they step on Communist territory!” she yelled as she paced. “They’ll be f*****g killed!!!”

After her outburst, she left the machete in the store doors.

The police are still on the hunt for her.

Take a look at the video, below:

Get more Kardashian nes with BET Breaks, above.



Source link

read more

Nick Cannon Makes A Case For Protest In Stand For What Video



Earlier this month, the rapper/actor stood with protesters in the city after officer Jason Stockley was acquitted for shooting to death Anthony Lamar Smith with a personal assault rifle.

“Stand For What” is a new video Cannon released where he begs the question of why African Americans should stand for the national anthem.

The visual also provides images of oppression whites have used over the years against Black people, including current day examples.

Nick Cannon is just one of a hand full of celebrities who’ve come out in support of Colin Kaepernick’s kneeling movement. LeBron James, Stevie Wonder, and a slew of NFL players are just a few of those in support of Kaep.

Watch Nick Cannon’s video for “Stand For What” below.



Source link

read more

Why Does Piers Think He Can Tell Who Can Use The N Word?



Oh Piers Morgan. It almost pains me to embarrass you even further than the lovely job you do yourself, but you certainly take trolling people of color to a new level. Recently on Twitter, Piers Morgan unsurprisingly posed a jarring question asking if white people are allowed to use the “N” word if it is in rap lyrics. It was a poor attempt to blame Black rappers for white chicks in sororities saying a word they’d never utter in a room full of Black people. The level of audacious white privilege it takes to explain why Kanye is to blame for a group of white women singing “nigga” in the lyrics to “Gold-digger” is truly beyond me. His tweet was merely a snippet of disrespect to preface an impending column on the controversial subject.

I have concluded the only way Piers Morgan, a white male entertainment journalist, can stay relevant and true to his brand is to agitate people of color with his ridiculous and unwanted opinions on Black topics. Many people have given up on Piers’ efforts altogether and are encouraging others not to support his absurd click-bait.

Frankly, I am so tired of white people telling people of color how to feel when it comes to the “N” word. Especially white men of a generation that is so far removed from Millennials and Gen Xers… who probably shouldn’t even be ‘tweeting’ to begin with. It was a word originally used by white people of Morgan’s era and older, to maliciously abuse our ancestors and has now segued into a common term in urban vernacular to modestly describe anyone. Because its derivation refers to such a sensitive topic it is universally considered disrespectful to be said by non-blacks as it was derogatorily used enough when black people were enslaved. Using the “N” word is even controversially discussed among blacks of opposing generations since a lot of living members were slandered personally by the term even after slavery was “deemed” illegal. This is an emotional abuse and domestic terror a white American could never relate to as it was designed by them, an “elite” race that was never brutally enslaved.

I do agree in small part that because the N word is so loosely and regularly used in lyrics, social media, etc. it demures its crudity when WE use it. However, I will not entertain the perspectives of an old (privileged) white man or a bunch of blonde haired, blue-eyed (privileged) sorority girls. Some white people always seem to be searching for a way to take back the “N” word. Acting as though it’s original debased meaning and context was (once again) the fault of Blacks to begin with. They’re still holding contempt for our successful efforts to finesse a word birthed in hate and turn it into a sign of solidarity that is F.U.B.U.  Don’t tell me not to use a word or how to use a word that was once the only name I ever had or was referred as.

Being black is larger than skin color. Society, ethics, and lineage help cultivate black culture. We aren’t privileged for being able to rap about the N-word or use it in conversation. Eminem, who speaks of a similarly impoverished struggle and lifestyle as rappers of the black community has rarely ever used the N-word. He is also famously “under” privileged and grew up in the harshest neighborhood in Detroit. Not that all black people identify with being poor or from the hood, but his peers and friends that were people of color related to him in ways outside of skin color. It still doesn’t necessarily excuse Eminem for using the N-word, but he’d have a stronger leg to stand on being caught using it referring to a friend of his, etc.

Please Piers Morgan, people of color don’t need you to tell us anything about being black, how to feel about the N-word, and who’s allowed to say or sing it. Piers and the other (white) privileged members of their community can instead discuss amongst themselves why there is still a need for Neo-Nazis in America or people somehow believing Barack Obama is the president that “divided the nation” instead of Donald Trump. Explain to us how America will be great again because at this rate we are lucky we aren’t in shambles. Stick to what you know, Piers.. The next time you’re feeling like you want to speak out about rap lyrics and white women singing along, kindly remind yourself that you’re an eavesdropper. An interloper. This shit is for us.



Source link

read more

Here's How Khloé Reacted When She Was Told Lamar Had Died



Back in 2015, Lamar Odom nearly overdosed at a brothel in Las Vegas. Although he was separated from Khloé Kardashian at the time, they were still legally married.

In a clip from the Keeping Up With the Kardashians 10th anniversary special, the family reveals they were prematurely told that Lamar Odom died — in the worst possible way. According to Kim Kardashian, “Someone made a fake account and emailed me with the wrong information.”  

Khloé said she heard the news while on a private plane rushing to be by her ex-husband’s side. “I was screaming,” she reveals. “To think and to go through the motions as if someone has passed away is the most traumatic thing to do, and then to know they’re really alive, it was too many emotions, I think, for any of us to handle.”

Thankfully, she quickly learned Odom had survived the ordeal and was on life support, with a very poor prognosis for survival. By some miracle, after four days in a coma and months of physical therapy, Lamar fully recovered. It was one of the most dramatic stories of the past few years, and yet it looks like we’re still learning more about what happened. Watch the clip, here

Get more Kardashian news with BET Breaks, above.



Source link

read more

Usher's Herpes Accuser Blames Him For Her Stillborn Babies



It just keeps getting messier for Usher.

This week, Laura Helm, who was previously referred to as “Jane Doe,” went public and filed a $20 million lawsuit accusing Usher of giving her herpes. Separately, a man claiming he met Usher at a Koreatown spa is also saying they had sex and the Grammy winner gave him herpes. Now, there is another accusation to add to the pile.

Now a woman who has not yet gone public with her identity alleges that Usher gave her herpes, causing her twins to be stillborn. This devastating accusation comes according to court docs obtained by TMZ.com.  It’s not clear whether this mystery woman is Laura Helm, the “Jane Doe” who went public this week after suing Usher for $20 million, or a new female accuser altogether. If the latter, that would make four people — three female, one male — to accuse Usher of exposing them to herpes through sexual intercourse. We also don’t know if the accuser is claiming Usher is the father of the babies.

Usher’s attorney, Zia Modabber, told TMZ, “Usher will defend himself vigorously in court against these opportunistic claims and we will not comment further on private legal matters.”

We will keep you posted as more info surfaces.

See more Usher news with BET Breaks, above.



Source link

read more

The Steelers Stayed In Locker Room During National Anthem



Every Pittsburgh Steelers player stayed in the locker room during the national anthem today (September 24) before their game against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field.

Only coaches from the Steelers, including Mike Tomlin and offensive coordinator Todd Haley, were on the field during the anthem.

Tomlin told CBS that during our country’s political turmoil, he wants his team to stick together and not let anything divide them.

“These are very divisive times for our country,” Tomlin said. “For us, as a football team, it’s about us remaining solid. We are not gonna be divided by anything said by anyone. That’s the thing that I posted to our guys. I said, ‘If you feel the need to do anything, I’m going to be supportive of that. As Americans, you have that right.’ But whatever we do, we’re gonna do 100 percent, we’re gonna do together. We’re not gonna let divisive times or divisive individuals affect our agenda. This collection of men, we’re chasing something here in 2017, and we’re not gonna play politics with football players, with football coaches.

“We’re not participating in the anthem today,” he continued. “Not to be disrespectful to the anthem, to remove ourselves from the circumstance. People shouldn’t have to choose. If a guy wants to go about his normal business and participate in the anthem, he shouldn’t be forced to choose sides. If a guy feels the need to do something, he shouldn’t be separated from his teammate who chooses not to. So we’re not participating today. That’s our decision. We’re gonna be 100 percent. We came here to play a football game. That’s our intentions, and we’re gonna play and play to win.”

Russell Simmons didn’t seem to think the Steelers’ mode of protest was a good one and even called staying in the locker room to protest is “for bitches.”

“Locking arms and staying in the locker room hiding is for bitches. I’m sorry I’m so upset WTF. So we not sure if black lives matter,” he tweeted. He then followed up with an IG post explaining himself by saying that their protest doesn’t count if they’re not willing to share it with the world. He likened it to not voting or not revealing who you voted for during an election.

Interestingly, Steelers offensive tackle Alejandro Villanueva who was an Army Ranger serving in Afghanistan, stood outside of the tunnel but not on the sidelines during the anthem.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter predicted that Sunday would be an “unprecedented” day of protests across the NFL.

Last week, during a rally in Huntsville Alabama, Donald Trump called any player who protests the anthem a “son of a bitch,” claiming they’re dishonoring the flag. It’s most likely the root of an exponential increase in protest during Sunday’s NFL games.



Source link

read more

Bruce Maxwell Becomes the First MLB Player To Kneel



The National Anthem protest movement has moved the MLB. 

On Saturday, Oakland A’s catcher Bruce Maxwell took a knee during the national anthem, becoming the first player in the league to become a part of the protest.

The 26-year-old catcher, who grew up in a military family held his cap over his heart as his team stood for the anthem. Following the anthem, his teammate Mark Canha showed his support by hugging Maxwell.

The A’s released a statement supporting his act of protest as well.

While athletes have received much criticism from fans, journalists, and POTUS, it is undeniable that the form of protest it taking hold across American sports and culture. 

Hopefully Maxwell is the first of many baseball players to take a knee against the injustices they see in the United States.



Source link

read more
1 2 3 18
Page 1 of 18