It looks as if the “colorism” backlash may have gotten to Pharrell more than he lead onto during a recent interview with Oprah. In an attempt to show that he is an all inclusive guy, he reveals the cover art for his new single, Marilyn Monroe. The cover features his dancer Khadija Shari as the new face of Marilyn. After seeing Lupita Nyong’o named as People’s Most Beautiful, it’s nice to see Pharrell thinking outside of the box for a new “Marilyn Monroe”.
Although some people are still mad, the good news is that the dialogue has changed, and we know those few people are really just being petty. Pharrell is thinking outside of the box and using his platform to expand the scope of beauty in music, and to challenge traditions. Kudos!
Check out the video below featuring Khadija Shari :
This picture of a Russian socialite and editor of Garage magazine, Dasha Zhukova, sitting in a black woman bondage chair is causing outrage across the internet, and I honestly can’t quite understand why? The photo along with an interview of Dasha Zhukova was published yesterday on Buro 247, an online Russian magazine, which so happened to be Martin Luther King, Jr Day.
What MLK has to do with this picture is beyond me? Or why anyone would want to associate this picture with MLK day is equally puzzling? It’s reminds me of certain folks who wanted to link Medgar Evers’s death to Trayvon Martin. Ummmm no!
I swear someone has a full time job distracting black people from what’s really important by creating unnecessary outrage on days we should be celebrating our history. So what
Chris Brown is getting some much needed rest on the heels of a long negative news cycle. From having 1000 community service hours added to his probation; suffering from a stress related seizure; to having his concerts in Canada cancelled due to “health reasons,” or the fact that many of the sponsors started pulling out due to his criminal past; Team Breezy just can’t seem to catch a break.
So what does Chris Brown do?
this what the f*** I come home to lmao this ni**a, man
Graffiti his girlfriend’s Porsche (well technically his Porsche), pack up his bags, grab his girl, and go on a much needed vacation. Please get some rest!
Amber Rose wants the love of her life next to her for life. The “model”, recently inked Wiz Khalifa’s face on her body. Not just a little simple tattoo, but a full life like portrait. I will admit, this is one of the best tattoos, I’ve ever seen.
Last week Amber Rose tweeted this picture of a mystery tattoo on the back of her arm, via Instagram.
This week the big reveal! It’s amazing how life like this tattoo is (thanks to tattoo artist Bobby Serna) :
Chris Brown teams up with graffiti artist Slick (né Richard Wyrgatsch II) for a street art series to raise money for the Best Buddies International foundation. Best Buddies is a non-profit organization that develops peer friendships, mentoring partnerships, and employment opportunities for individuals with development disabilities.
Chris Brown is tagging a wall for the charity and you can see some of his artwork below.
[Mingo, Chris Brown, Slick]
One thing that is often under reported by TMZ is the amount of charity work Chris Brown does when no one is looking. That doesn’t make up for his other issues, but it would be nice if his coverage was balanced. More pics of Chris Brown and his St. Patty’s inspired art when you continue…
Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child has a new gig…
Producers Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter, Will & Jada Pinkett Smith, and Ruth & Stephen Hendel are pleased to announce that Grammy Award-winning recording artist Michelle Williams, of Destiny’s Child fame, will join the national tour of the hit Award-winning Broadway musical Fela!Williams will play the role of Sandra Isadore, activist and love interest to Fela Kuti.
The musical is set to kick-off in Washington D.C. on January 29th at the Shakespeare Theatre Company. Fela! will hit the road for a national tour in Detroit, Chicago, Charlotte, Atlanta, Miami, Schenectady, Memphis, Dallas, Cleveland, and Los Angeles. Check out dates when you continue…