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

Michael Arceneaux

by Michael Arceneaux, July 04, 2013

Nicki Minaj Reads, Kerry Washington Weds

Nicki Minaj, Jay-Z and Kerry Washington

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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