Amber Rose Says Family Refused to Attend Her Wedding Because of Wiz Khalifa’s Race
Sadly, Amber Rose and Wiz Khalifa are going through divorce proceedings, yet the 31-year-old model is still coping with residual pain from their big day. As part of an OWN documentary called Light Girls that debuted last night, Amb broke down in tears while sharing her family’s refusal to attend her wedding because Wiz is African-American. “With my family, they feel that they’re superior or better than an African-American because we’re Creole and have culture… That’s something that I battle with,” said Rose (who is also half Italian). “I’m angry that my family is like that.”
Jay Z Is Rumored to Buy Legendary N.Y. Radio Station Hot 97
Word on the curb says that Jay Z is looking to add his hometown radio station to his business portfolio. According to MediaTakeOut, the hip-hop business…man is part of a group in talks to purchase WQHT New York—better known as Hot 97, home to on-air personalities Ebro, Peter Rosenberg and Miss Info. Knicks baller Carmelo Anthony is reportedly also part of the group involved in negotiations.
The rumor emerges at an interesting time: just last week, Hov’s longtime ally Funkmaster Flex, who has deejayed at Hot 97 since forever, unleashed a vicious rant dissing Jay Z’s Life+Times website and 40/40 Club and threatening to “ruin” the legendary MC. It’s thought to be an extension of the Dipset/Jay Z beef that roots back a full decade.
Lenny Kravitz Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day With Tribute Video
Lenny Kravitz got into the holiday spirit for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Yesterday (January 19), the rock idol released a video for his 2011 song “Dreams”—a montage of photos and audio bites from MLK speeches. The powerful visual celebrating the monumental civil rights strides King helped make in America and beyond was also recently depicted in Ava DuVernay’s Selma.
MTV also honored MLK yesterday by broadcasting in black and white for 12 hours for the first time in the network’s history. The block incorporated clips during commercial breaks that featured Kendrick Lamar, Rick Ross, Common, Big Sean and others sharing race commentary under the hashtagged title #TheTalk.
In other Lenny Kravitz news, the 50-year-old superstar is slated to perform at halftime of the 2015 Super Bowl next month along with Katy Perry.