Mary J. Blige, Keanu Reeves, Zendaya, Joe Rogan And Kris Jenner All Made The Time 100 List Of The World’s Most Influential People
Last year Prince Harry and Meghan Markle graced the cover of Time Magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world and since then, have done jack shit in the way of influence. They were featured in the Icons section, but those tricks can’t even launch an Instagram page let alone a revolution. So Time gave them the year off to get their shit together and Mary J. Blige has taken their place as the face of the Time 100’s Icons section. Mary shares the honor with Issa Rae, Keanu Reeves, Jon Batiste, and Adele plus a couple of people who actually worked for the accolade. And because you can’t even get the “Uh” out of Adele without James Corden popping up out of nowhere like a singing telegram sent by the devil himself, James wrote Adele’s intro and used it as an excuse to brag about her “singing in the kitchen, or belting at the top of her voice solely to make [his] children laugh.” It’s like, we get it, James, she’s your bestie. But if she’s so influential, then explain what happened to your career?
The NFL Warned Eminem And Dr. Dre Not To Get Political During The Super Bowl Halftime Show, Which They Did Anyway
The Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show (brought to you by Pepsi) happened last night, as expected, and it went off without a hitch. Dr. Dre was joined by Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, 50 Cent, and Anderson .Paak. No Left Shark here. Except, if you’re the NFL, then you might think that was the biggest PR disaster of a Super Bowl Halftime Show this side of Justin Timberlake’s hand exposing a titty. According to sources, the NFL really didn’t want Dr. Dre to sing one very specific anti-police lyric in “Still D.R.E.“, and they really really didn’t want Eminem to take a knee, a la Colin Kaepernick. That screen shot above might have been the exact moment all those NFL politically-averse control freaks dropped their Pepsis in shock. Because as you can see, Eminem took that knee, and Dr. Dre closed the show with “Still D.R.E.“, with that anti-cop lyric right where it usually is.
Diddy must have seen Kim Kardashian West‘s million-dollar birthday trip getting her and her family a bunch of negative attention for their continuous and blatant disregard for their privilege and thought to himself, “I can do that so much better!” Page Six says that Diddy also celebrated his birthday during a pandemic. And like Kim, Diddy got all his friends on planes and got as far away from the plebs of human society as possible to party it up on an island. I hope you’re not tired of rich people telling us to go fuck ourselves!
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.
Everyone can agree that Mary J. Blige‘s last relationship with Kendu Isaacs ended terribly. Especially when you take into consideration how quick his fingers grew pincers as he tried to make a money grab for Mary’s cash in the aftermath of their marriage’s demise. And although we were all constantly looking at Kendu from the corner of our eyes, Mary was taking notes saying to herself “Nope, not doing this shit again!” Because she’s decided she’s done footing the bill for men who love her money more than her.
Mary J. Blige And Faith Evans May Or May Not Have Gotten Into A Physical Altercation At Diddy’s NYFW Party
If the Twitterverse was as reputable a source for news media as The New York Times, we’d have ourselves a Pulitzer contending piece this morning with a fully fact checked and eye witnessed account of Mary J. Blige and Faith Evans getting laying some “hateration” upon each other at Diddy‘s New York Fashion Week party in the Hamptons last night. Alas, Twitter has a little way to go (read: miles and miles) before anything written or read on there can be taken at face value, so Mary J. and Faith probably did not have a wig pulling, shoe throwing fight, and we’ll have to satiate our animal instincts by replaying on a loop the video of Cardi B. throwing her shoe at Nicki Minaj.