Nicki Minaj Reads, Kerry Washington Weds

Nicki Minaj Reads, Kerry Washington Weds

A look at the highs and lows, stunts and shows from this week in Black pop culture

by Michael Arceneaux, July 4, 2013

Nicki Minaj Reads, Kerry Washington Weds

Nicki Minaj, Jay-Z and Kerry Washington

Awesome rapper, not-so-awesome singer, aspiring actress and avid VH1 viewer Nicki Minaj vented her frustrations about Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta star Kirk Frost, who despicably cheated on his pregnant wife, Rasheeda, on this week’s edition of the hit Black telenovela.

Taking to Twitter, Minaj laid Kirk out, writing:

“Damn my n—a, after 15 yrs u wld embarrass the mother of your child while she’s pregnant on nat’l tv like that? cornballs on deck. for reality tv tho? My n—a…that s–t ain’t worth it. If you’re trying to convince someone you’re not gay that’s the wrong way to go about it. Your wife is pregnant. U do that on nat’l tv? GTFOH.

Having problems is one thing, broadcasting it on a tv show for some air time is another. That woman stayed by your side. how dare u? And i dare u to say it ain’t none of my business. u done sold it to vh1. Its everybody business. Its levels to this s–t…lol…the lower level minds will never understand that. You’re willing to ruin a 15 yr bond for vh1? el stupido” [Nicki Minaj]

Realizing he looks like one of the worst people living, Kirk Frost has responded to his behavior on the show, acknowledging in a new interview:  “That was kind of out of hand for me. I was drinking hanging with Benzino and Bobby V. I think somebody put something in the drink. I was like, ‘That’s not me.’ But it happened. That was the liquor. I’m probably in a lot of trouble right now. I’m going to do my best. Hopefully time will heal it. I don’t have a lot to say.” Yeah, still terrible. [Hello Beautiful]

And just to keep this line of shame going, the woman Kirk Frost messed around with on camera, Mary Jane, isn’t feeling at all bad about her behavior with a married man. In response to the flack, she tweeted, “Stop tweeting me just hide your husbands.” I imagine this will shock you, but Mary Jane appeared in a trailer for a reality show entitled The Real Mistresses of Atlanta. I’d be wrong if I wished a burning sensation on her, wouldn’t I? [Miss Jia]

The tabloids really, really want to catch Kanye West in the act of cheating on his girlfriend and the mother of his first-born, fellow media whore Kim Kardashian. The latest rumor comes courtesy of Life & Style magazine, who claim that Kanye got “cozy” with a blond by the name of Katarina Van Derham, who also helms the women’s magazine Viva Glam. Katarina says contrary to reports, “Poor Kanye. He doesn’t even know who I am! I never got introduced to him. We never even said a word to each other. They’re just looking for stories. I feel bad for him.” She also added, “I didn’t even see him talking to other girls!”

I’d love to say that this would stop, but you know…not happening. [Radar]

Another thing not happening is a magazine spread starring North West. An Australian magazine offered $3 million to the couple for shots of their baby girl, but they turned the publication down. A source says, "Kanye's been adamant about not having the baby on the show. He was serious when he said North isn't America's baby, so he may not do anything." Somewhere Kris Jenner is going, “B**ch is you crazy? Baby girl will be on the premiere of my daytime talk show.” [Us Weekly]

It appears that an LA gang called the Rolling 60s rolled up on Future and Ciara and tried to collect a longstanding debt the rapper has with him at a BET Awards after party. The story goes: “ It appears  they were trying to get to Future but attacked his security guard, according to the source. Future owes the Rolling 60′s money and the nightclub security got Future and Ciara out in time before the Rolling 60′s reached him,  but we are told his security (Rosco) is still hospitalized.  If you were there you witnessed the chaos the cops were everywhere from the helicopters above to patrolling the parking lot. We are told the ambulance rushed Rosco to the hospital.” [TattleTailzz]

Jay-Z has scored a victory in his quest to get the million copies of Magna Carta Holy Grail purchased by Samsung in an innovate new deal count. In a blog post, RIAA director Liz Kennedy wrote:  “We think it’s time for the RIAA – and Gelfand, Rennert & Feldman – to align our digital song and album certification requirements.  That’s why today we are officially updating this rule in our G&P Program requirements.  Going forward, sales of albums in digital format will become eligible on the release date, while sales of albums in physical format will still become eligible for certification 30 days after the release date.”

No word from Nielsen and Billboard yet on whether they’ll count the sales in their tally, though. [Rap Radar]

In response to criticism over some of your people getting pissed at Meagan Good for daring to bare her God-given breasts while presenting the gospel award at the BET Awards, the actress took to Instagram to write: “ … my spirit is saddened that our people only know one way to think and process things.. I’m not any less holy because the dress I wore -I may not be who people think I should be -but I’m morphing into exactly who God wants me to be.. My excuse is never “I’m going to do me” and I don’t feel that I need to make an excuse or defend or what I wore .. I know I have a responsibility -and I’m working daily to fulfill the full potential of all God has created me to be.. A dialogue was started about my character, integrity, my walk with God and my Husband -simply based on a dress that I wore.., Of course I’m going to have a reaction to people saying negative things… It’s just sad.. Makes me sad not regretful..”

She’s sweet; I would have told y’all to Google Maps search a path to hell. [Necole Bitchie]

Vanity Fair’s number of Black people on its cover is almost on par with the number of Black presidents America has produced. However, Kerry Washington is thankfully adding some color to the cover this month – obviously because of her hit ABC drama Scandal.

On the show crossing racial boundaries, Ms. Kerry, baby said: One of the most profound things for me about the show is the number of White women of all ages who come up to me and say, ‘I want to be Olivia Pope.’

And speaking of Fitz's on-camera on again, off again boo thang…she's married, nah! Congrats to Washington, who tied the knot with handsome 49ers player Nnamdi Osomuga in secret-to-us-because-she don't-have-to-tell-us-nothing ceremony in Idaho last month. Mazel tov! [Awesomely Luvvie]

And when it comes to the femininity of Oliva Pope, Kerry noted: “What I think is cool about Olivia is that she fully owns being a woman. There’s a very nurturing sense of ‘I’m going to take care of you—don’t worry about it. I’m gonna be your mom in this situation.” [Concrete Loop]

Gabrielle Union tried out for the role of Olivia Pope, but didn’t get it. But, as she explains in a new interview, she feels as though she ultimately got something better. The star of BET’s new series Being Mary Jane said of losing out on the highly coveted starring role of Scandal claimed: “I didn’t get Scandal, but I got something better — which is my own show.  “It’s all about building a legacy. This new opportunity is something I feel that can grow.” [theGrio]

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