Kelly Airs "Dirty Laundry," Kanye Goes Kanye

Kelly Airs "Dirty Laundry," Kanye Goes Kanye

Our weekly look at the highs and lows, stunts and shows in Black pop culture

Michael Arceneaux

by Michael Arceneaux, May 17, 2013

Kelly Airs "Dirty Laundry," Kanye Goes Kanye

Kelly Rowland, Rihanna and Zoe Saldana

‘Love & Hip Hop New York’ this past season. But I was a fan of the first two seasons of ‘Love & Hip Hop New York’ because you had compelling characters who were so honest and so interesting  you had Chrissy who is this strong individual who has an opinion and she’s not afraid to express her opinion. And she loves this man who she sometimes questions. Chrissy you’re a beautiful girl, you could have anybody you want to but she loves this man.” [Baller Alert]

Despite rumors that Rihanna was dating J.R. Smith, the pop star denied such stories as only she can. Taking to Instagram to respond to someone blaming her for J.R.’s poor performance on the court, Rih-Rih wrote: “f**k you and your wack ass team!! Nobody dont want that desert thirsty n***a!! He f**kin up cus his ass be hungover from clubbing everynight during playoffs! So your issue with rasshole me” [Jocks and Stiletto Jill]

Zoe Saldana's kicking that post-racial stuff again, y'all: “I find it uncomfortable to have to speak about my identity all of the time, when in reality it’s not something that drives me or wakes me up out of bed everyday. I didn’t grow up in a household where I was categorized by my mother. I was just Zoe and I could have and be anything that I ever wanted to do…and every human being is the same as you. So to all of a sudden leave your household and have people always ask you, “What are you, what are you” is the most uncomfortable question and it’s literally the most repetitive question. I can’t wait to be in a world where people are sized by their soul and how much they can contribute as individuals and not what they look like.”

She went on to complain about labels like ethnic and bisexual. In response, I’d like to quote Kerry Washington: “I’m not interested in sort of living in a world where my race is not a part of who I am. I am interested in living in a world where our races, no matter what they are, don’t define our trajectory in life.” [Necole Bitchie]

Michael Arceneaux is a Houston-bred, Howard-educated writer and blogger. You can read more of his work on his site, The Cynical Ones. Follow him on Twitter: @youngsinick

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