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Message to Drake: respect the dead

Michelle Williams Denies Being X’d from Kelly Rowland’s Party List

After Michelle Williams came at Beyoncé for the sexual explicitness of her self-titled LP (click here if you missed that), word is she hasn’t been on Mrs. Carter’s good side. So when flicks of Kelly Rowland’s 33rd b-day gathering hit the ’net with Michelle nowhere in sight, fans saw this as a hint that the Destiny’s Child gospel singer had been wacked from the guest list. Ms. Williams revealed that her niece turned 1 that same day, adding later that she was “finding purpose not parties,” so that’s why she wasn’t in on the action. (Sounds holy, but that’s just a sanctified woman’s way of throwing low-key shade.)

Read it at Rhymes with Snitch.

Drake Pops Off on Rolling Stone

Don’t expect to see Drake on the cover of your favorite magazine anytime soon, because the press has really pissed Mr. Sensitive off this time. Drizzy hopped on Twitter to give the “evil” backstabbers at Rolling Stone a piece of his huge dome after they supposedly deleted him from the cover of their March issue at the last minute to honor the late Philip Seymour Hoffman instead. On top of that, the rap star denies coming out of his face to talk down on Kanye West’s Yeezus album, as quoted in his interview with the pop culture mag. (Well, at least not during the “interview portion” of the meeting… a.k.a., somebody was popping a lot of ish “off record” and got put “on blast.”)

Read it at New York Daily News.

Nicki Minaj, Bashed for Malcolm X Cover Art, Responds

Nicki Minaj must’ve had one of her wigs snapped on too tight when she thought it was okay to use a historical and symbolic photo of brother Malcolm X protecting his family for the cover art of her hoodrat-ish single, “Lookin’ Ass Ni**a.” (Yes, you read that right. And yes, it’s still Black History Month.)

Her tasteless decision to parallel the fight of an iconic Black hero with her dislike for fraudulent “bitch ass ni**as” understandably sparked a lot of controversy, and even ignited a petition on Change.org. Nicki took to her Instagram in an attempt to explain the symbolism behind her photo choice (yeah, she just doesn't get it), and apologized to his family, stating that she’d removed the picture from her cover hours before. Sounds like she needs a Roman holiday.

Read it at Complex.