New week, new grind and the last week certainly has been a busy one. Let’s take a look at what’s been going on.
Now you already know how I feel about the use of social media! It is amazing but needs to be used carefully! After things can be perceived in the wrong way. This proves true for Lindsay Lohan after posting the N-word on Instagram and Twitter Tuesday night. Outrage was sparked when followers saw a post of Kanye West performing at Paris Fashion Week on her account with the caption
posted the caption:
#kanye&kimAlldayn****$ fun show #PFW #goodpeople=goodlife all from good moms!!!!!! @dinalohan @krisjenner
Momentarily after, Lohan realised her laps of judgment and removed the post. She has also since apologised for her actions, with one of her representative saying: “She is a friend of his, it is his new song, her intention was not to offend anyone and she apologizes!” I personally don’t believe she had any malice in her actions, those words were in reference to the lyrics of Kanye’s song ‘All Day’. To me, the real issue is more than Lindsay Lohan’s mistake; it’s the word itself! Let’s address the fact that the word is even used in a hash tag, yet alone infamously through music and by many in the ‘black’ community. Is it ever okay to be used, even in spite of race?
Lifestyle on Instagram and Twitter can be open to the public but personal life should be private. Yes, there is a difference! On Friday, as Kylie Jenner walked through the streets of London, Tyga took to Instagram an posted this:Someone’s catching feeling right? Over the past months, the couple have been spotted together a few times, often looking quite cosy. After this post we can only make assumptions, especially as Kylie has remained quiet so far. But take a minute to marinate in the fact that Kylie is 17 and Tyga is 25. Hey, I’m not judging but that’s not a small age gap at such a young age! Don’t mind me, just have my own bias against young love.
Another couple that have been spotted getting close is actress Lupita and rapper Common. I know right, when did this happen?! On Friday evening, the couple were spotted at the theatre and then at a bar by fans. One even took a picture:Very blurred right? Could this be the start of something new? We’ll have to wait and see.
I don’t even know what to say about this right here. Please explain to me why anyone would pay so much for air?! Even if you could validate that it really is from Kanye’s Yeezus Tour, what are you going to do with AIR? I just can’t understand the sense!!
On Wednesday shooting was reported to be coming from Lil Wayne’s Miami home. After Cash Money confirmed that Wheezy was okay as he “wasn’t at home during the alleged event” 20 members of the Miami Beach SWAT team went out to investigate. The result? The PD could see no evidence of victims or shooting. It was a hoax. Yes ladies and gentlemen, Lil Wayne had been punked. A waste of police time? I think so!
To My Little Heart.
The day I met your mother I knew I was ready to be a man. The day I met you I became one. You’ve shown me what true strength and courage is and you taught me that the love of faith and the faith in love is one and the same.
I’m in awe of your ability to defy the odds and I marvel at the confidence with which you produce miracle after miracle. You smile your way through life and your light touches everyone around you.
I’m proud of you because you are your mother’s daughter, I’m proud of you because you are
Sophie Tei-Naaki Lee Kodjoe.
Happy 10th Birthday my little heart. I love you more than you will ever believe.
Is this not the sweetest thing ever! He has to be Glam Africa’s Man Crush Monday!
On more daddy news, have you heard about 50 Cent’s son’s new career as a model? Two year old Sire Jackson has landed a modelling contract with Kidz Safe and you’ll never guess how much for; $700 thousand! Yes you heard right! That’s six figures for a toddler. Eat your heart out.
But despite the success of his young son, 50 Cent is facing some legal trouble and will be on trial in June for unlawfully posting a sex tape of Rick Ross’ baby-mama on YouTube five years ago. Stay posted for updates soon to come.
And finally, to get your week started right have, a look at the video of single “Woju” by G-World Wide Entertainment’s newest member Kiss Daniel, featuring Tiwa Savage and Davido! What a combination!
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AUTHOR: Ama Badu (Senior Online Editor).
For reviews, premiers and red carpet events on the Afro-British scene, Ama is your go-to blogger. With an analytical mind and articulate tongue, she hopes to write articles that will get Africa (and indeed the world) discussing “real” issues and tangible solutions.