The year is 2019, and there’s a teddy bear in Naughty by Nature. It’s as confusing a notion as it is a sentence to read. But these are the times we are living in. Time to accept that what once was in the past, will be revisiting us in the present (with a collection of random pop culture barnacles from The Time Tube attached), to confuse future generations. So now NBN (pictured above with their new bear Illtown Sluggaz and Redman) has a Kanye West style College Dropout teddy bear in it, and Treach has gone from excoriating his ex-wife Pepa (of Salt-N-Pepa fame) on Instagram, to parading around in bondage gear and issuing confusing handkerchief codes at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards. Hip hop hooray?
Pride month ended with a BANG yesterday, and not just because I busted my ass on the floor while drunkenly dancing to a Robyn remix by myself in my living room. 20-year-old rapper Lil Nas X came out as a member of the LGBTQ community (or came out as a Rainbow Brite stan, which is pretty much the same thing) when he tweeted an up-close shot of a rainbow on his album cover and said almost the same thing I said to my cousin when she shockingly shouted, “You gay?!“, at me. And she displayed this act of shockingness while we were on our way to a fucking gay club and I was wearing (true story) a Spandex sleeveless crop top shirt, faux alligator pleather pants, and a star-shaped crystal stick-on tattoo. Lil Nas X thought he made it deadass obvious that he’s as gay as that outfit.
You can always count on any BET red carpet to provide some high fashion “moments”, and last night’s BET Awards was no exception. The MET Gala would have been smart to reference “BET red carpet” when trying to get clueless celebrities to grasp the concept of camp. RuPaul’s zebra suit would have looked right at home given the profusion of sequins, pastels, neon, and sculptural pieces that walked the BET carpet. For example, take aspiring rapper/entrepreneur/wig maker to the stars Cliff Vmir (above). His title alone is plenty camp, but throw in a chartreuse vinyl jumpsuit and top it off with a day-glo Victorian fringed lampshade, you’ve got a weenie roast with s’mores for dessert.
Miley Cyrus is obviously really jealous of the positive energy her father Billy Ray Cyrus was able to engender from the black community with his feature on Lil Nas X‘s Old Town Road because she really let the flood gates of apology flow open when she was recently called out again for her previous remarks on hip-hop culture during part of her “I’m not urban, I’m a country bumpkin now” musical era.
Miley is again doing hip-hop-ish music on her new album so I guess she’s trying to highly emphasize how sorry she is for all her past transgressions. Well, your dad certainly has nudged the door open for you, we’ll see how you play this…
Lil Nas X‘s Old Town Road was already a hit before Billy Ray Cyrus guested on the remix. But the remix really blew up on the charts (although, Nashville isn’t loving it) and has been #1 on the Billboard 100 for seven weeks now. Well, Lil Nas is super pumped about it, so pumped that he decided to surprise Billy Ray with a thank you gift in the form of a new Maserati.
Complex is reporting that the internet was not here for Billy Ray Cyrus’ recent social media postings. What was so controversial it got the people pissed off? His on-and-off-again wife Tish Cyrus posing with the best friend a girl could ask for: a giant Willie Nelson-sized amount of weed.