Friday, August 31, 2007

Oh KeKe...

Remember KeKe Wyatt?? You know, the young lady that thinks she can sing better than Beyonce. Anyways, it turns out that she is a consistent provider of interesting quotes. Please feast your eyes on the following excerpt from a recent interview with Essence Magazine: Do you identify as a Black woman?

K.W.: I am a woman. I ain’t like Tiger Woods (suuurre -- RichBoi88). The truth is I’m 25 percent Black. I claim to be Black, Native American and White. I’m all of it. If you ask me, “What are you?” I’m going to say, “I’m a woman.” I stand up for all women. I don’t care if you’re Black, White, Chinese, whatever. But I don’t know what my mama put on my birth certificate…. (Laughs) So did your mom ever discuss race with you?

K.W.: I know when I was a little girl she would never let me and my brother watch movies that criticized Black people or where White people treated Black people really disgusting, like Roots. She didn’t want us to see how White people treated Black people because she probably thought we might start hating White people. Was she afraid of how you and your brothers might perceive her?

K.W.: I used to tell her we’re not blind to the fact because we’re sitting there listening to people call her a “n---er lover” or accusing my daddy of being a “sell out” because he’s with a White chick. I told her she didn’t have to hide that stuff from us because we did see and hear about it, and kids did treat us differently. Did she ever talk to you about the N-word?

K.W.: My mom was raised around African-American people all her life. She can cornrow and everything. All she knows is the African-American way of living, because her stepfather was Black and she was raised by his family. She will use the N-word like it’s going out of style. I say, “Mama you can’t just go around using the N-word,” and she’s like, “I don’t give a damn. I say what I want to say. N---a ain’t no color, it’s an ignorant person.” But that word is still synonymous with Black folk. So you couldn’t watch Roots, but she used the N-word around you and your siblings?

K.W.: No, she doesn’t say “n---er,” she says “n---a” and says it in front of everybody, every day. She has always said it since I was a little girl. Hell, I thought my name was “n---er” for a long time (laughs). We never thought about it being a bad word. Wow. So she didn’t want you to watch Roots, but she referred to you and your brother with the N-word? Do you think it’s time for her to stop using it?

K.W.: People should feel free to say what they want to say as long as they don’t use it to hurt other people. I don’t think “n---a” is a bad word. I don’t think it’s directed toward people of color. Now, the word “n---er,” if you call me that, I will kick your a-- because now you’re trying to be nasty and hurt my feelings. It depends on how you’re using it. But do you really think there's enough of a distinction between the two to make exceptions?

K.W.: Yes, because back in the day they were saying it with the “er” on the end. I think it’s just like saying Negro, because the word in the dictionary it means “ignorant person.” Yes, and many people still believe that “ignorant people” equals "Black people."

K.W.: At the end of the day, you’re the one who is ignorant. I don’t think people should use the word so much. I hate how everyone thinks that Black people are beneath them, even Asians, Whites and ...Mexicans. No, I’m not all Black, but I definitely stand up for the Black people. They’ve had it rough, they can’t help the fact that they’re skin is dark, or that their nose is a lil’ wider or that the curls in their hair might be tighter. I don’t think that it’s fair for people who look like me—the light skin, pointy nose and pretty hair—to think that dark-complected people are any less than them. Who am I? I’m not better than you. I breathe the same air and I bleed the same blood. Nobody is better than anybody else. We are all in this struggle called life. I think brown skin is beautiful because people like me have to lay out in the sun to try and look like you. My best friends are Black—I mean, Black-Black—and I think that’s so beautiful. I think that’s why I decided to make my children Black...I could have married a White dude and my kids probably would have looked completely White. That’s not what I wanted. Now, they can go outside and get a for-real tan (laughs). I think Black is beautiful. I stand for the African-American people until the day I die.

And peep this gem I missed from her interview with AHHA...

AHHA: How do you think being attached to that (i.e. stabbing her husband -- RichBoi88) has affected your career though?

KeKe: Actually, I hated the way that people thought of me for a while, but once I saw how many records I was starting to sell, I was like screw it. Think what you want to think! I guess women could relate to what I was saying. I don’t promote violence, but I will say stand up for you, and don’t let any man run over you. I come from a white woman, my face is too yellow. I can’t be walking around with no big ole’ bruise on my face.

The word you're looking for is "wow".

Trey Sonz - "Can't Help But Wait"

New Music: Kanye West featuring Lupe Fiasco & Pharrell Williams - "CRS"

Bonus track off Graduation. Sounds like Chris Martin's voice on the chorus but apparently it features only Lupe & Pharrell. Check it out.


Random Pics: Playing For Good, Eva Longoria, Lil' Kim, Alicia Keys, Rihanna

Terrence Howard, John Legend, Sheila E., Paris Hilton, and Jimmy Jam have all been in Mallorca, Spain for the past two days for the Playing For Good Philanthropic Summit. Pics below.

Eva Longoria was seen leaving Taverna Tony in Malibu a few days ago.

Been ignoring this all day but what the hell...Lil' Kim was stopped by the police while driving her new Lamborghini. No license. No license plate. Apparently she claimed the car was bought by her "boyfriend". Check the video from the scene over here. The lady actually plugs her record in the midst of what was going on.

Alicia Keys on the cover of Vegas Magazine. In it, she says she'll never let a famous man pipe her. Apparently they're all "tainted" (LOL).

More pics from the set of Rihanna's new video.

Little Drops Of Water....

First it was Kanye and 50, now it's Britney Spears and Alicia Keys. Both of their albums are dropping on November 13. Should be interesting.

Usher and Tameka Foster are said to be having their official wedding ceremony this week. Of course, you're not really married 'til you do it in front of famous people.

Substances found in DMX's crib during the recent raid have turned out to be harmless.

Random Pics: Roc Tha Block Sydney, Mel B & Stephen Belafonte, Kelly Rowland, The Simmons Sisters

Sisqo (yes, Sisqo), Akon, Pitbull, and Naughty By Nature all performed at Roc Tha Block Sydney earlier today in Australia. The Game was on the bill as well but he had gotten into an altercation, after which he left the venue. More pics below.

Mel B. Stephen Belafonte. Baby Angel. Beverly Hills. You get the picture(s).

Kelly was at the US Open a few days ago with an unidentified male.

Ad for the Simmons sisters' sneaker line, Pastry. (Shout out to Think2wice!)

Foxy Brown Updates

The folks at AHH have gotten word that Foxy Brown is actually not pregnant. Apparently it was all part of a ploy to get off easy. These sources claim she's being allowed to rock her yaki while in prison, and that she's acting like she's had a hit record in the past 5 years. Here's what the source had to say:

“Foxy is not in general population. They have her housed in an upper area designated for witnesses to protect her from her "fans". She was allowed to keep her (nappy) weave in her head.

Foxy still has that "air" about her, but the female officers ain’t feeling her and they aint having it! She tried to get loud with one female Captain, and the Captain told her "B***h, you've been here for over a week and you aint take a f***ing shower yet! No wonder they call you the Ill-Na-Na!! You stinkin' b***h!"

LOL. Poor Inga. Next time think before you act. Thank you very much.

Lil' Mama - "G-Slide/Tour Bus"

The little girl at the beginning of the video almost had her neck snapped...

DJ Envy & Red Cafe featuring Nina Sky - Things You Do

Random Pics: Serena Williams, Chris Brown, Raphael Saadiq, Chrisette Michele

Serena was on TRL yesterday (she taped it earlier in the week).

WTF is he doing?

Raphael Saadiq and Chrisette Michele performed at the Heineken Red Star Soul Concert Series in Cleveland, OH.

Little Drops Of Water...

Until I listened to the Wendy Williams interview with Irv Gotti, I had totally forgotten that I was going to make a post about Nelly knocking up some ATL stripper called Precious (how precious). Apparently she's actually given birth to the child. Wait, that's not all...

YBF is reporting that Nelly was macking hard on Crystal from Charm School at JD's party the other day. With all this alleged side action, Nellanti's days may be numbered.

BuzzFoto apparently has proof of the Rihanna/Shia LeBeouf relationship. I really hope they're just friends as Rihanna had said. I mean date a white guy if you must but not this guy.

Contrary to what you probably read on some of the other blogs, Sean Kingston will not be playing Biggie.

A Dying Man's Wish

Taken from Celebslam:

“Alright, look. I’ll get down to the point. You have those nude photos of lindsay lohan, and i am dying of cancer. I am 26 Why can i talk about this in such gingerly terms, you may ask? I’ve come to accept the fact that i don’t have much longer to live. My number one thing to do before i die has been to see lindsay lohan naked. This has been my dream ever since she was on SNL. I understand that you run a site as your job, and if these photos got out that could mean hell for you and your site. But i’m asking you, out of the bottom of my heart, to send me these photos.”

New Music: 50 Cent featuring Mary J. Blige - "All Of Me"

Another cut from Curtis. Check it out.


Irv Gotti Talks To Wendy Williams...

...about Ashanti. He claims that he piped her and all that. He also talks about how Ashanti ditched the Inc. when times got hard. Click the link below to hear it for yourself.


Chris Brown featuring T-Pain - "Kiss Kiss"

Random Pics: Rihanna, Angelina Jolie, Amy Winehouse & More

This are behind-the-scene pics from the set of Rihanna's new video for "Hate That I Love", which features Ne-Yo. The first thing that comes to mind when I see her in that bra/skirt shot is Beyonce's "Irreplaceable" video (click). If there was ever a time we could all say Rihanna is jacking Beyonce's swagger, this is it.

Angelina took the kids to the zoo yesterday.

Amy Winehouse was seen in all her gorgeousness on a boat with her husband.

Jessica Alba in the August issue of the UK version of GQ Magazine.

Stevie Wonder was seen leaving Mr. Chow the other day. Apparently Brandon Davis was having a birthday celebration there but it is not known for sure if that's why Stevie was there (I really hope not).

Lily Allen was seen getting droed out at the Notting Hill Carnival in London yesterday.

Nicole Richie was spotted in Beverly Hills yesterday. Don't ask me why they zoomed in on her face like that.

Soulja Boy's shuckin' and jivin' self was on The Sauce yesterday.