Across the internet, I have seen posts talking about Andrea & R Kelly’s daughter, Jaya (13), stepping out as a transgendered boy named, Jay. My first thoughts were that this is a very private moment, and that kids are just really off limits. Thus the reason I don’t even talk about Blue Ivy’s hair and this doggone petition. Beyonce taking the ‘I woke up like this’…a little too far…Thou canth with y’all.
Jay who is going to ninth grade is speaking out, and it’s a topic that he doesn’t mind discussing publicly. During a Q&A session on Ask.fm, Jay talks openly about being a FTM transgender. It is a little hard for me to wrap my mind around because he’s still so young, but while reading the thread, I see that there are a lot of kids going through the same thing. More importantly though, I can’t help, but support Andrea’s response to the situation. She tweets:
It’s a great day today. The sun is shining, you’re up and alive and someone is celebrating their birthday today. Happy birthday to everyone born today! Here’s to another year of awesomeness! Here are the celebrities sharing your birthday today:
WWE Wrestler Mark Henry turns 43 today.
Lupe Fiasco is back on the scene with new music and has been making the rounds to hype his new projects. Katie Couric recently nabbed a subdue Lupe for an intriguing interview to talk music, politics, and Fiasco’s very controversial past.
We know Lupe Fiasco as the bigmouthed MC from Chicago who crafts intelligent rhymes and is fearless in the face of controversy. In the compelling interview Couric probed the rapper about memorable milestones in his evolving career. She quizzed Lupe about his very controversial comments from 2011, discussing if he had any regrets after calling President Barack Obama a “terrorist”:
I was immediately black-balled. Lost a lot of friends. There were some issues. I have a foundation, Lupe Fiasco Foundation, some of the board members of my foundation, stepped down. Lost a lot of sponsorships…I got people threatening me.
Another highlight was Fiasco’s commentary on the separation of religion and hip-hop.
Diddy is back and trying to take over the Summer music game dropping a brand new video today for his fresh single, “I Want The Love“ featuring Meek Mill.
In the Elf Rivera directed video for their monster collabo Meek and Puffy are jetting to the Swiss Alps to plead for love and stake their claim as two of hip-hop’s top titans. In true Diddy fashion, the clip highlights his over-the-top fashion choices and his exuberant lifestyle with the addition of a massive wooden throne, dog sleds, blizzards and of course some accompanying beauties to add some heat to the snow filled experience. Check out the fresh clip below:
It’s a great day today! You know why? Because it’s someone’s birthday! Happy birthday to everyone celebrating today. I hope you get lots of cake and champagne and free stuff. Here is the celebrity you are sharing you big day with:
Actor and Game Of Thrones star Peter Dinklage AKA Tyrion Lannister turns 44 today.
Last night Kelly Rowland attended the LA premier of the new movie Think Like A Man, Too with BFF Michelle Williams, the two attended in support of Lala Anthony. Although Kelly was out supporting her friend, she sparked a few pregnancy rumors after she showed up to the carpet wearing a Dolce & Gabbana suit with a lose fitting shirt. Literally a few minutes ago she took to her Instagram account to confirm her pregnancy in a unique way.
Check out how she announced it when you continue. . .
Laverne Cox took to the infamous purple couch earlier for an emotional, revealing and inspiring sit down with the ‘queen of talk’ Wendy Williams.
Cox’s star has been skyrocketing since the success of her ever-growing acting resume including her acclaimed role on Orange Is The New Black which premiered to stellar numbers last week on Netflix. Most recently, Laverne was honored for being the first transgender person to ever grace the cover of Time Magazine as the featured face of the magazine’s cover story “The Transgender Tipping Point”.
Wendy left no stone unturned as she quizzed Laverne, in fact the talk got a little cringe-worthy at times during the segment, particularly when Williams tried to ask Cox about the surgery she may or may not have had throughout her transition. Suffice to say Laverne handled herself with incredible poise. Steal a peak at the must-see interview below: