Allegedly, J-Hud broke off her engagement with fiance-Punk. The internet is buzzing with rumors that Punk’s refusal to sign the prenuptial agreement was the game breaker.
Nas: My 17-year-old daughter was the initial reason I contemplated quitting rap.
“It’s crazy, because when she was young, she was a baby, I thought, Aw, man, I’m gonna quit this rap sh*t before she becomes old enough to even know what I’m doing, what I did for a living. I never thought that I’d be still doing it while she’s a teen, growing up. And I’m still in the game. It kind of f*cks me up,” Nas explained. “It’s weird as f*ck sometimes. But then, other times, it’s, like, perfect. It’s, like, I’m glad it worked out this way. ‘Cause then I would have to be telling her, “No, I really was a somebody in rap. Like, you got to believe me!” via sohh.com
Pharrell Williams continues to add onto his extensive resume, as he has unveiled plans to release a book in the near future entitled “Places & Spaces I’ve Been.”
While details are still coming together, the music hitmaker has teamed with fashion designer Ambra Medda for his latest project.
Given his air miles, it makes perfect sense that the Virginia Beach native is working on a book with Ambra Medda, co-founder and director of Design Miami and Design Miami/Basel — “Places & Spaces I’ve Been.” Having worked with Williams in the past, Paper magazine’s Kim Hastreiter said they will no doubt work together again. “He is gracious, smart, super handsome and has an amazing style and eye,” she said. via Panache
The internet is abuzz over Bill Duke’s upcoming documentary “Dark Girls.” This film explores deep seeded issues of colorism in the black community. Private one night screenings of “Dark Girls,” is currently underway, in major cities. Bill Duke also directed “Cover,” and “Hoodlum.” Watch the trailer on my facebook page, outstanding!
“Dark Girls” takes a compelling look at the impact of colorism: a state of prejudice, conscious and unconscious, that causes both black people and white people to label as more beautiful or desirable or intelligent individuals with lighter shades of skin, particularly when it comes to black women. Few among people of color are unfamiliar with the saying: “If you are light, you are all right. If you are brown, you can stick around. If you are black, get back.” A writer in The Washington Post aptly described the phenomenon a few years ago as “the crazy aunt in the attic of racism.”
And it appears she may be getting crazier. Almost buried in the midst of the Oprah lovefest was the news that the huge protest generated last month by a Psychology Today article — purported to be a “scientific” examination of “Why Are Black Women Rated Less Physically Attractive Than Other Women but Black Men Are Rated Better Looking Than Other Men?” — resulted in the publication pulling the article from its Web site.
As important and necessary as this victory was, it provides small comfort when one considers that less than two years after Google executives apologized for a doctored picture, which gave Michelle Obama the facial features of an ape, after it showed up in a Google Images search. The offensive photo still remains available on the site for all to see.
Source: NY Magazine