Say there, @DawnRichard, you look…………………………different?!?
You may remember Dawn as one of the Diddy bops. Now she’s gone solo and has dropped a new song, “Meteors.” The promo photo (on the far right) features a lighter Dawn with a much, um, sleeker nose. Scratch that. That’s a whole new face, son. Awhile back, we pointed out her new look but it seems she’s gone even further. I’m all for making yourself into the best you can be but becoming a whole’nother person tells me there are some under the surface issues there.
Richard’s third studio release, “Blackheart,” drops in October. Here’s the track, “Meteors.”
I dig the song but all I can think is WTH happened to her face?
LL Cool J’s new duet with country star Brad Paisley is making news for all the wrong reasons. The song, “Accidental Racist,” attempts to tackle the misunderstandings and stereotypes that lead to racist beliefs. Instead, it comes off rather cheesy, out of left field, ill-informed and totally random. The song tells the story of two men in the south, trying to understand one another, and as Paisley puts it, “rewrite history.” It reads and sounds like an Afterschool Special with LL saying “the past is the past” and “let bygones be bygones.” He even thanks Abraham Lincoln for freeing him and says “if you don’t judge my du rag, I won’t judge your red flag.” Excuse me, sir? Here are some of the lyrics…
[PAISLEY] I’m just a white man, coming to you from the South land,
Trying to understand what it’s like not to be
I’m proud of where I’m from, but not everything we’ve done
and it ain’t like you and me can rewrite history
Our generation didn’t start this nation
we’re still picking up the pieces, walking on eggshells fighting over yesterday
caught between Southern pride and Southern blame
[LL COOL J] Dear Mr. White Man, I wish you understood
What the world is really like when you’re livin’ in the hood
Just because my pants are saggin’ doesn’t mean I’m up to no good
You should try to get to know me, I really wish you would
Now my chains are gold but I’m still misunderstood
I wasn’t there when Sherman’s March turned the south into firewood
I want you to get paid but be a slave I never could
Feel like a newfangled Django, dodgin’ invisible white hoods
So when I see that white cowboy hat, I’m thinkin’ it’s not all good
I guess we’re both guilty of judgin’ the cover not the book
I’d love to buy you a beer, conversate [UGH, THIS WORD!!!] and clear the air
But I see that red flag and I think you wish I wasn’t here
Take a listen and tell us what you think in the comment box.
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There are few things in life that creep me out more than bugs. Once, a crack in my window let in about 5 flies. I dashed from my house –in my pajamas– and drove to my Mother’s to escape the flies. Flies, people. Little, winged creatures. I fled in the dark, sans suitable clothing, and left MY house…that I pay for with the mugs y’all don’t buy. So this story, creeps me the fugg out.
NBC Los Angeles reporter Robert Kovacik remained calm while a roach (and I mean the mother of ALL roaches) had its way with his suit during a live shot. Watch… Taste The Brew for the creepy video
Kim Kardashian attempted to channel Diana Ross for a new photo shoot she’s doing with director Hype Williams. On her blog, the K-Dash posted deets about the styling but no info about why we’re being subjected to this:
Here are pics from behind the scenes of a shoot I did with Hype Williams. Clyde Haygood and Joyce Bonelli glammed me up and we went for a fun, crazy look, channeling Diana Ross. Definitely a new look for me. Xo
There is a lot of fail happening here.
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