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The Bobby Brown Story Pt 1 Was Epic & Twitter Had Us on the Floor

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Bobby Brown By Brenda Alexander From the moment the promo for The Bobby Brown Story dropped that opened with the original Bad Boy of R&B snorting a line of cocaine (seriously BET, y’all couldn’t think of anything else) and featured his classic pelvic thrusting performances, I knew we would get his raw unfiltered truth. We’ve anticipated a biopic for years….

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If You’re Still Mad at Swizz Beatz for Marrying Alicia Keys You Need to Move On

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Photo Swizzbeatz IG By Mwabi Kaira What rapper and producer Swizz Beatz (Kasseem Dean) thought was an appreciation post to his wife Alicia Keys and a message to men, turned left with a quickness last week.  Continue Swizz posted, “Attention all MEN. You shouldn’t be jealous or upset if you have a Queen that’s successful, smarter or better than you!…

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Aretha Franklin: 7 Unforgettable Moments from a Queen

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Aretha Franklin By Brenda Alexander By now the world has learned and is mourning the passing of the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. For the past 60+ years, she’s provided a musical soundtrack crossing as a backdrop to an ever changing world. Donned one of the greatest voices of all time, her gift crossed multiple genres, generations, racial, political, social…

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7 Highlights From Beyoncé’s Vogue Cover that Even a Non-Fan Could Love

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Beyoncé photo by Tyler Mitchell By Ta-ning Connai Leave it to Beyoncé to do the unexpected for her historical September Vogue cover and editorial! Sasha Fierce has left the building and we are privy to see a more down to earth version of the 36-year-old superstar. The Queen B’s concept was to strip away the glam…barely there makeup, without a…

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Behind The Lens: Producer Kareem Johnson of Nelly’s Infamous “Tip Drill” Video 15 Years Later

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Kareem Johnson By Brenda Alexander Recently, I highlighted BET’s digital doc-series VIXEN and the backlash Nelly’s “Tip Drill” video received, which featured the infamous credit card swipe down a bountiful model’s backside. The producer of the video, Kareem Johnson, not only shared the article on his Instagram page; but, agreed to an interview to talk about his 24-year career in…

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Grammy Winner Mýa Celebrates 20 years of Music, Drops New Single & Chats Exclusively With Us!

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Mya By Mwabi Kaira We were introduced to songbird Mýa in 1998 as a young 18-year-old when her platinum self-titled debut album hit the scene. She established herself as a triple threat with her beautiful voice, killer dance moves and acting chops. Over the years, we have seen Mýa on both the big and small screen in In Too Deep,…

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R. Kelly Admitted He Did It in New Song…Now What?

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Robert Kelly By Brenda Alexander  The hood’s favorite Uncle Robert released a new 19 minute track yesterday titled, “I Admit It, I Did It” where he “addresses” his reputation as a pedophile. He also attempts to give some context into his flawed behavior and attraction towards underage girls, his obsession with sex and and the current “stagnant” status of his…

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