Despite being offered a lifetime’s worth of ridicule in a span of 24 hours, LL Cool J has no regrets over “Accidental Racist,” a cartoonish take on race relations and the history of American racism with country singer Brad Paisley.
Speaking with CNN, the artist formally known as Marion Hill explained, “Music is about, and art is about, connecting different people, and building bridges and breaking the rules. If it’s not compelling, and it’s not complex and it’s not interesting, then what are we doing it for? So I think that’s the right move. I needed to do something that was going to be interesting like that, and shake things up, and jump out of the box. I’m really proud of it, and I hope the world hears it and enjoys it.”
Well, the song is interesting, but certainly not compelling or complex, so yes, why did y’all record it? By the way, the worlds of country and hip-hop united to hate the hell out of the song. [Love B. Scott]
Not to be outdone, LL noted on Good Morning America, "I'm not advising anyone to truly forget slavery, but what I'm saying is forget the slavery mentality. Forget the bitterness. Don't get bitter, get better." He also quoted Martin Luther King…of course. Where is Ursula The Sea Witch to snatch away his vocal cords? [GMA]
Meek Mill is not trying to get with the mother of fellow rapper Tyga’s child, but he would like the world to stop talking about Rick Ross’ controversial lyrics on the latest track from Rocko. Meek said: “People rap about killing stuff all day man. Biggie said ‘rape your kid, throw over the bridge,’ back then and it was nothing, it was just hip-hop. Now you got all these weirdo’s on these social sites voicing their opinions about something anybody say. I don’t care; you know what I’m saying? I’m from the hood. I never really cared about what nobody said in no raps.” Meek Mills’ volume is set to permanent scream, but we’re the weirdos for asking people to be more considerate of what they say into the world. Insert grunt here. [The Jasmine Brand]
Amber Rose doesn’t give a damn about whether or not you object to her child with fiancé Wiz Khalifa, rocking socks with a marijuana leaf printed on them. That includes you, Wendy Williams, who offered her two cents the other day on her daytime talk show – saying it was the kind of thing you should do at home, but not necessarily show the world via Instagram. Not exactly bad advice, but you know, Muuva Amber, you be the mommy you choose to be. [Miss Jia]
Waka Flocka likes women of every hue, but in a recent interview let it be known that “white women are poppin’ right now, man. They f–kin’ poppin’. Imma just be real.” It’s your move, Amanda Bynes. [Rolling Out]
Big Sean is dating Glee star Naya Rivera. To me, the Detroit native looks like Sammy Davis Jr. in the face, and she, sort of like, “What if Rosie Perez had a daughter in her teens who grew up to be obsessed with dancing in musical theater?” So like, they’re a cute couple, you know? [Necole Bitchie]
Clueless co-star, dismissed cast member of Single Ladies, and the apparent Black community’s answer to Elizabeth Hasslebeck, Stacey Dash joined in the chorus of complainers and headline seekers about the recent trip Beyoncé and Jay-Z took to Cuba, tweeting, “Do you care that The Jay Z"s have taken the capital you have given them and funded a communist oppressive regime?”
Do you all care about the oppressive communist regime in China or are their cheap exports and sizable grip on our collective material desires too blinding? Better yet, does anyone give a centimeter of a damn as to what Dash has to say on this very legal trip granted by the Treasury Department? [@RealStaceyDash]
In a two-hour interview, Damon Dash reflects on life after the late Aaliyah and his former partner, Jay-Z. [The Combat Jack Show]
A year ago, I wrote about a new girl group called The Yes Ma’ams, which like The-Dream’s girl group, Electrik Red, gave teases of Vanity 6, before Vanity gave her body roll and soul to Jesus. Well, like Vanity 6, there’s been a bit of a restructure, only this time there are three Apollonia’s replacing the former members. Good luck to those left behind, but 2.0 of the girl group have dropped two new singles: “Smash & Grab” and “1-900.” Look, I miss girl groups so we’re going to make them a thing again one click at a time. [The Yes Ma’ams]
Rihanna asked a crowd of concertgoers in Anaheim, California if they understood love since she doesn’t. Also, Chris Brown was in attendance amid break up rumors. In other words, when it comes to these two and their on again, off again relationship: second verse is the same as the first. [The YBF]
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