First off let me just say, I love me some Matthew Mcconaughey from the moment I first heard his name. Then to find out he plays the bongos naked while smoking weed, made me adore him even more. Then I find out he likes women of color, too. Woo! Sorry, I’m so off subject here. We’re suppose to be discussing this beautiful acceptance speech (below) from this FAHN man:
Last night Matthew Mcconaughey won an Oscar for Best Actor for his role in Dallas Buyers Club, a movie about AIDS patients in 1985 working around the US system to get access to AZT, a drug banned by the FDA during US clinical trials, yet available across the border in Mexico for experimental treatment. Matthew specifically played a redneck, named Ron Woodroof, who was both racist and homophobic,
I am sure you’re all around a water cooler somewhere discussing the big win last night. Lupita Nyong’o graciously added the title Academy Award Winner to her resume last night when she took home the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. As soon as her name was called I felt my eyes watering, and of course when she started speaking I couldn’t hold back the tears. I don’t know what was so magical about the moment exactly, but it felt like the first time ever that a black woman has won the honor of Best Supporting Actress, although it’s not. Maybe it’s the way she graces the red carpet, and seeing another standard of beauty before my eyes. Or maybe it’s the fact that dreams really do come true, or as she said in her acceptance speech, that they are “valid”.
Lupita Nyong’o wins an Oscar for her first role straight out of Yale; that’s rare in and of itself. So maybe it’s because she looks like Cinderella and we’re all witnesses to her first dance at the ball:
When I look down at this golden statue, may it remind me and every little child that no matter where you’re from, your dreams are valid. Thank you.
Check out the full speech when you continue reading, and let me know your thoughts on the win, and it felt surreal to you:
Lupita Nyong’o entered the awards season with a splash. Due to the critically acclaim success of her first movie role as Patsy in 12 Years A Slave, Lupita is gracing the red carpet as Hollywood’s it girl; bringing a new sense of beauty to the forefront. Lupita Nyong’o is happily carrying the torch for women of color as she graciously explained in her acceptance speech after winning the Best Breakthrough Performance Award during the 7th Annual Essence Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon.
Lupita talks about learning to love the skin she’s in over time, after praying to God when she was younger to make her pale. Thankfully, God already knew she was beautiful in her “night-shade skin”. Check out the full speech below:
Kanye West showed his sensitive side during a concert at Connecticut’s Mohegan Sun Casino, instead of his traditional rants, the rapper talked about his biggest regret in life. Although the example he gives is not technically a regret, it touched my heart because I lost my mother when my oldest son was just two years old, and my youngest son was a newborn infant. They don’t have any memories of her. Sadly, Kanye West’s mother died before meeting his first born.
These past 10 years have been amazing. There’s been some ups and downs. I made some mistakes and I’ve made some accomplishments. There’s only one thing I regret. There’s only one thing I wish I could change out of everything that’s ever happened. I wish that my mother could’ve met my daughter.
I feel him on that one…*wu-sa*
Drake is yet another member of Cash Money apologizing publicly for his freedom of expression. First, Lil Wayne apologizes for the controversial Medgar Evers lyrics, then Nicki Minaj apologizes for the Malcom X cover, and now Drake is apologizing to Rolling Stone magazine for calling them “evil”.
So Drake is upset that Rolling Stone magazine changed the cover he was promised, to feature actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman, who recently died after a heroin overdose. No shade against the actor, Drake attacks Rolling Stone magazine during a twitter rant eventually calling the press evil, and vowing not to do anymore magazine interviews.
And in 3…2….1…Drake walks back the tweet, deletes it, and writes a apology letter to Rolling Stone for his mantrum-twantrum.
I must confess hearing the words Miley Cyrus and nude has gotten a bit old; not really sure why it keeps creating a buzz. Although the cover reads, “No Apologies, Miley Cyrus Laid Bare,” the photo vaguely resembles Miley. The girl on the cover looks older and maturer, a far cry from the Miley we see on social media with her tongue hanging out, demanding that we see her as an adult through very child like antics.
The Miley on this cover admits to having trust issues, hating disrespectful kids, not having big breasts, but having few people in her life that she can call friend: