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Beyoncé x #LEMONADE

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Hey, dears! Let us just get right into it because you guys all know that I’m a Beyoncé stan. I am definitely a member of the Beyhive. So it’s no surprise that I’m about to talk about #LEMONADE. Now in case you live in a box with no access to the outside world, let me tell you what the hell #LEMONADE is. It is the SECOND visual album that Beyonce dropped out of nowhere. This woman knows how to make headlines! But again, no surprise.

At first, the album was only available via Tidal. Now, it’s available on iTunes and Amazon.  However, people have been sharing the whole thing via social media, specifically Facebook. When I mean the whole thing, I mean the VISUAL part. Now, if you want the tracks you may wanna check out Tidal, iTunes, Amazon… or some other sneaky method if you have one.

A big difference between her 2 visual albums is the layout and content. As oppose to “Beyonce” album, “Lemonade” is a whole story in one basically. It flows from one song to another into an hour long masterpiece. Also, this new album is basically about infidelity. There are some other topics hidden in the story, such as Black power and women power, but it’s mainly about infidelity. The stages of it. The emotions. The roller coaster. The best thing is that it’s all coming from a woman’s standpoint which makes it super relatable. Let’s be honest, every woman has been heartbroken so they’ll be able to relate to this album. Whether it’s a song or the whole album, it’s relatable.

I would honestly have to say this is probably the most artistic album Beyonce has ever done. Her last one was pretty creative but this one had deeper meaning all across the board! So if you want to be stimulated mentally, emotionally, and spiritually, WATCH IT. I’ve shared it on my Facebook so go take a look!

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10 Favorite Celebrity Biopics

Hey, babes! Lately, I’ve been watching a ton of celebrity biopics. I guess I’m going through a phase, haha. Anywho, I wanted to share with guys my favorite celebrity biopics. When I say celebrity this doesn’t include people in history, politics, or books. I mean people who either sang and/or acted in their lifetimes. So, let’s get this party started!

  1. Selena If you’ve been subscribed to me for a while, you’d know that Selena is my idol. It is no surprise that she is gonna be my #1 on this list. Jennifer Lopez kicked ass in this film and let’s be real… a lot of her success is contributed to this biopic.
     

  2. The Jacksons: An American Dream I love me some Michael Jackson so this biopic had to make the list. I can watch this movie over and over and over!
     

  3. What’s Love Got To Do With It The story of Tina Turner is amazing, heartbreaking, and inspirational. This is another story that I can watch countless times and never get bored. Angela Bassett was amazing to the point that I would sometimes forget that I was watching a movie.

     

  4. Ray was a biopic that had me in tears, along with a few others that I include in this list. Jamie Foxx did a phenomenal job in capturing Ray Charles’ spirit.

     

  5. Elvis kind of fascinated me. I was always trying to figure out what was the obsession with him and this biopic kind of allowed me to understand it better.

     

  6. La Bamba was a great biopic that kind of reminds me of Selena. I’d still pick Selena first, though, haha! However, the themes are kind of similar like the whole growing up humble, achieving success, then having it cut short thing. The ending will definitely pull at your heart strings.

     

  7. Notorious was one of those biopics that everyone was talking about when it hit theaters. Everyone in my high school and neighborhood was talking about it. I don’t blame them because it was pretty damn good.

     

  8. Walk the Line brought me to tears and the crazy thing is I never paid much attention to Johnny Cash. My parents made me watch it with them and it touched my heart.

     

  9. Great Balls of Fire! was pure comedy, which is why I loved it. It definitely had some drama in it but for the most part, I was left laughing. I never saw Dennis Quaid the same after watching this movie.

     

  10. Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart is a biopic that I recently fell in love with. I love me some Toni Braxton and I’m so glad she decided to do a biopic because I know she likes to keep things a little low key.

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Best & Worst Dressed: The Grammy’s 2016

Hey, all! I know I’m a little late with this post because I usually have something up before 2pm. However, your girl has been busy but here we go!

Best Dressed

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Bella Hadid (via popsugar.com)

Sleek and sexy – Bella Hadid slayed her red carpet look. She looked stunning.

 

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Demi Lovato (via popsugar.com)

I’m definitely down for this blazer/dress thing she got going on. Let me not forget to mention that she KILLED IT on stage with her Lionel Richie tribute.

 

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Chrissy Teigen (via eonline)

Chrissy was a vision in white with her baby bump and pregnancy glow to match.

 

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Ellie Goulding (via formulatv.com)

Ellie was a BEAUTY! Her look was soft yet gorgeous.

 

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Serayah (via glamour.com)

I’m just in love with this color which is probably why I love the gown so much.

 

 

Worst Dressed

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Joy Villa (via eonline.com)

I hated her construction net look last year and I hate her look this year.

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Tove Lo (via usmagazine.com)

Something is off about this for me. Maybe it’s the lace in the mid-drift area but I don’t know. It’s not my favorite.

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Janelle Monae (via usmagazine.com

I would’ve been down for the whole look if it wasn’t for the skirt.

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Dencia (via eonline.com)

I’m pretty sure she’s been on my worst dressed before. I’m all down for uniqueness but IT’S THE GRAMMY’S. Come on.

 

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Let’s Get Real: Beyonce’s #Formation Music Video

 

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Hey, all. So this post is going to get real candid and real blunt. If you have a pulse, you know that Beyonce recently released her new music video “Formation” and also performed it at the Super Bowl. However, there’s been tons of controversy about it. I wasn’t going to say anything, but as someone who is a minority, I feel like I might as well. So here we go…

First off, let me tell you what this video is about for some of you who are unsure. This video basically addresses Beyonce haters, Black power, and women power. The lyrics are plain as day. She doesn’t give a sh** about what people think about her daughter’s hair or her man’s nose. She also thinks it’s hella corny how everyone thinks the Illuminati is why she’s so successful. She also reminds us that although she is Beyonce, she is still county and African American and is F*CKING PROUD OF IT and everyone in the African American community should get in line (#formation) and be just as proud. It also addresses some of the unjust violence against African-Americans. This video is literally a visual anthem to her people aka African Americans.

So why are people upset? From what I gathered, people think that she’s ignorant and she shouldn’t be racism. To be real, most of these critics are everything BUT African-American. Since when is it wrong for a person to be proud of their culture, their heritage, their nationality??? Let me tell you something… IT’S NOT. Some went as far to say she’s promoting violence towards police. WHAT. THE. F*CK. No one was killed or threatened in that video. The only violence she’s addressing is the violence against African Americans, which happens whether there’s a music video on it or not. Is her video promoting hate or violence towards another race? Nope. What it is promoting are pride and awareness. If Jennifer Lopez released a video about being proud to be Latina, would there be this much controversy?

The fact of the matter is racism exists and it’s real. YOU may not be a racist but there are plenty of people who are, whether they’re hiding it or not. If you don’t think racism exists but you’re offended by someone else showing pride towards their own race, then you need to reevaluate your life. There is nothing wrong with showing pride and addressing real-life issues in your music. This music video does NOT need your validation. Point Blank.

 

Best & Worst Dressed: American Music Awards 2015

Hey, dolls! I feel like it’s been a while since I’ve done one of these. Fortunately, award season is right after the holidays! So stay tuned for more of these. Let’s just get right to it, shall we?

Best Dressed

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Ciara (via idolator.com)

This outfit reminds me of her look at the VMAs, but obviously it’s different. Similar or not, she killed it!

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Hailee Steinfeld (via seventeen.com)

YAS! Hailee is serving legs for days! She definitely knew how to dress for her body on that red carpet. SLAY.

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Demi Lovato (via usatoday.com)

Demi slayed with this vintage, 20’s themed ensemble. From head to toe, she’s a vintage goddess.

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Gigi Hadid (via popsugar.com)

If anyone knows fashion, it’s Gigi Hadid. I don’t think a lot of people can pull this off like she can and make it red carpet worthy.

Worst Dressed

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Gwen Stefani (via usmagazine.com)

Gwen’s performance was great, but her outfit… not so much. It’s just…AWKWARD! It doesn’t suit her.

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Kylie Jenner (via usmagazine.com)

I’m not saying this look is ugly, but she can do better. Kylie Jenner usually slays the red carpet or falls in between. Last night, she fell short. Leather and chains? Come on, Kylie.

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Selena Gomez (via huffingtonpost.com)

The open back of the dress is sexy, but the front can be better. I feel like this dress if better suited for someone taller because it kinda makes her look short. She also could’ve done better. Her performance was good, though :).

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Jenny McCarthy (via eonline.com)

This is just too much. The boots throw everything off. The dress wouldn’t have been that bad if those boots were out the equation. She definitely needs a bit more glam and structure in this look.

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10 Singers Who Can’t Actually Sing

“It’s like karaoke for pretty girls.” – Lady Gaga

Before I even get into this, I want to thoroughly explain what I mean when I say “singers who can’t sing”. I am not saying that these people necessarily sing badly. These people can definitely hold a tune. What I am saying is that opposed to being amazing, iconic singers, they’re great entertainers. They may be able to hold a tune, but their success is due more to their entertainment factor, style, looks, personality, etc. I am in no way trolling or trying to provoke an online brawl. Each of these celebrities have songs that I’m pretty fond. So, once again, I am not saying that I hate these celebrities or that they lack talent. I’m just saying singing isn’t one of them. Also, I’m not a vocal coach or a professional singer myself, but I do have ears lol. The best way you can tell if someone has vocal talent is by listening to them live or a cappella. Listening to a track is deceitful because we all know autotune exists. It’s like photoshop for the voice. To me, a real singer is someone who can vocally execute seamlessly 95% of the time. They hit those notes flawlessly whether it’s live, a cappella, in the studio, etc. You can agree and you disagree, but I’m sure a good amount of you will agree. The list can go on and on, but these are people who I think of immediately. Let’s jump in, shall we?

Jennifer Lopez (via fuckyeahjenniferlopez.tumblr.com)

I will be the first to say that I love Jennifer Lopez. The woman can dance, her movies are good, and her songs are catchy. However, her voice isn’t spectacular. She can hold a tune and the songs are fun, but she doesn’t sing with power and provoke emotion. I feel like I can find someone just as good vocally on the street, but they probably won’t be as marketable as her. She’s said plenty of times that the only reason she got into singing was because she was inspired by Selena. I think that’s heartwarming and great to know that playing the role of Selena touched her so much, but I just think she’s better off in movies and dancing. She still fierce, though!

Rihanna (via rihannainfinity.tumblr.com)

I LOVE ME SOME BAD GAL RIRI! I love her probably more than I love J.lo. Rihanna can hit some notes here and there. Her voice is better than J.Lo’s, but not quite iconic. However, I still consider her an icon for other reasons. This woman is BADASS. I mean just look at her. From her makeup to her style to her attitude – it’s just raw. Her music is honest and it sometimes does provoke something in you. She doesn’t pretend to be something she’s not. Plus, she can rock the sh** out of a concert! She knows how to entertain. That is for certain.

Katy Perry (via iheartkatyperry.tumblr.com)

Once again, Katy Perry is a prime example of someone who can keep a tune but their voice isn’t out of this world. However, she is marketable because she’s unique, upbeat, and fun. Her songs are catchy too. I literally listened to “ET” about 80x in one day when it came out haha.

Lana Del Rey (via lanafan.tumblr.com)

I will always love Lana Del Rey, mainly because of her style. I love anything vintage and retro. I enjoy her voice everywhere except live. I hate to say this, but her live performances are mediocre. Sometimes they’re just plain bad. I won’t lie, though, there are a few live performances that she wasn’t too shabby in. Otherwise, it’s not very good. She’s even owned up to it and said that she’s better in the studio and people should know not to expect much from her performances. However, I’m still going to listen to her music. As long as it’s not live.

Selena Gomez (via selenadaily.tumblr.com)

Let me just say that I have a theory that anyone who starts off on the Disney channel is bound to have a short lived or an average singing career. Some examples of this are Lindsay Lohan. Hilary Duff, and Ashley Tisdale. The exception is Miley Cyrus because while she has gone off the rails image wise, she can actually sing pretty damn well. Nick Jonas is also an exception. Also, that theory doesn’t include the Mickey Mouse Club because they’ve clearly produced icons like Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, and Christina Aguilera. Then again, Britney Spears isn’t as good as she used to be. Anyway, I digress. Selena Gomez is relatable to a bunch of youths out there. She can hold a tune. She’s cute. Her music is catchy. However, there’s no “wow” factor vocally.

Taylor Swift (via ohsoswiftly.com)

Taylor Swift has convinced people that she has some serious vocal talent. She doesn’t. She doesn’t sing awful and yes she can hit a high note once here and there. However, there is nothing intense and amazing about her voice. Like everyone else I’m mentioning in this post, she is super marketable.

Janet Jackson (jacksonsource.tumblr.com)

Janet Jackson was inevitably going to be well known because she’s MJ’s little sister. However, her voice isn’t spectacular. Her performances are sub-par. I do enjoy her music in the 90s, but now I don’t feel any type of oompf!

Ciara (via fuckyeahcici.tumblr.com)

CiCi got some nice style and dance moves, but her voice is mediocre. Her songs make you want to move, but that’s just because they’re catchy. Plus. she’s obviously attractive.

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Chrissy Teigen and John Legend Are Expecting!

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How ironic was it that just last month Chrissy Teigen was talking about how people should stop asking when a couple is going to have children! I completely agree with that statement, but it’s so ironic that now she and hubby, John Legend, are expecting their first child. She has said plenty of times that she was ready to start a family and now she is finally on her way :).

Chrissy took to Instagram to announce their good news…

Congratulations to these lovebirds! ❤

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