Happy Halloween to you people. Billboard feels the wrath of Black Twitter over it’s North West meme, Boy George claims he got showered with Prince’s ‘Purple Rain,’ Raven Symoné is learning just how many people don’t like her, and Ice Cube gets a defamation lawsuit with Dr. Dre over “Straight Outta Compton” movie.
Black Twitter Comes for Billboard Over North West Meme
People are not dealing with the sexualization of a child, and that’s exactly how it should be. It doesn’t matter that North West’s mother got her start in a sex tape that catapulted her to fame. It is never funny insinuating that North West is just like her in that way.
Billboard got a rude awakening to this truth when black Twitter jumped all over a picture they posted of Nori sucking on a lollipop in her mother’s arms with the caption,
“The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.”
They have since taken down the picture and gave the explanation that they were referring to a video link in the tweet of Nori telling paparazzi, “I said, ‘No picture.’”
With that, they said they were linking her to her father Kanye West’s hatred for taking pictures. But that is a load of crap because if that were the case, they would have used his picture.
Come on now Billboard, how stupid do you really think we are? We all know that you did is to draw people to your social media, and while you may have done that, it was in Uberly poor taste.
Prince Had Sex with Boy George?
Well, that’s what the “Cameleon” singer told The Voice audience members and crew during a taping of the show for the BBC.
He along with Will.i.am, Ricky Wilson of Kaiser Chiefs and Paloma Faith were all boasting about who they’ve collaborated with and according to the Dailymail UK, Boy George got a little too personal trying to “out do” his fellow judges.
“’Forget that, darling, I’ve slept with Prince.”
That was his response to Paloma saying that she worked with Prince. His comments stopped the taping, as the audience could not contain their composure. One source says, “’Production staff had to come up on stage and speak to them.”
Of course because he spilled some beans that he was probably never supposed to, or that didn’t happen, he backtracked on his comments to “clarify” what he really meant. Another source told the online site:
“After that, Boy George started backtracking saying he hadn’t really slept with Prince and that in reality, he just had his poster on his wall.”
Come on Boy George, you don’t have to lie to kick it.
Petition for Raven Symoné’s Removal from The View to Make a Difference?
I knew it was just a matter of time before something like this happened. Black folks, in particular, are tired of hearing, seeing and having to deal with Raven Symoné and her crazy thought process about black people in general and they have found a way to do something about it- start a change.org petition.
More than 90,000 people have signed the petition that demands Barbara Walters to fire Raven from the show and the reason is quite clear.
“African Americans and black people around the diaspora need a voice representative of their views and not a voice representative of what white people want us to say.” Heron wrote. “We need strong black role models in prominent positions on television and Raven-Symoné cannot provide that. That is why I ask that we petition to remove her from ‘The View.'”
The woman who started the petition, Che Scott-Heron, is adamant about the damage she believe Raven Symoné is doing to the black community, and she, along with many others, want something done about it.
For Scott-Heron, the last straw was Raven’s comments about the Spring Valley High School assault on a black teenage girl by a resource officer. The View co-host blamed the girl’s usage of her cell phone during school as the reason, and some say justification of what happened.
I’d like to see where this goes.
Former N.W.A Manager Suing Ice Cube and Dr. Dre For Defamation
Well, this is what happens when movies are made, and people are shown in a less than favorable light. They not only want a piece of the pie, but they also want to get even. And that’s what it looks like Jerry Heller is doing about the movie Straight Outta Compton.
Heller is coming for everyone involved in the making of the movie that he feels defamed his him, and the first “victims” are Dr. Dre and Ice Cube, Eazy E’s estate, and NBC Universal.
He does not appreciate his portrayal in the movie as a “sleazy manager who took advantage of Eazy-E, Dr. Dre, and Ice Cube.” Furthermore, he says that it is outrageous for them to claim that he withheld $75,000 from Ice Cube, tricked the members of N.W.A. into signing bad contracts and that he was fired by Eazy, among a host of other things.
Straight Outta Compton was a tremendously successful film, and Heller says he “never gave permission to use his likeness” according to TMZ.
He wants some of the profits from the movie to the tune of $110 million.
Hmmm, sounds like someone is straight outta of their minds.