Beyoncé Calls Out Her “Renaissance” Album Leakers While Kelis Calls Her Out For Song Sampling Without Permission
Today is Hallelujah Honey Day! Better known to the Beyhive as the day their God Beyoncé finally released her highly anticipated seventh album Renaissance. When Beyoncé first announced her new album, the Beyhive whipped into a frenzy, especially after unleashing her latest hit single Break My Soul. But then the album leaked early and the Beyhive jumped into formation to tell people not to download it. Well, Beyoncé has words for those who leaked her album. But little did she know that she would also have to face some shock and awe from Kelis. Kelis is pissed that her 2003 hit song Milkshake was sampled for one of Renaissance’s tracks without her knowledge or permission.
Emily Ratajkowski And The Director Of The “Blurred Lines” Video Say That Robin Thicke Groped Her During Filming
Blurred Lines is a Satanic skid mark on the backside of America’s chonies, because it turned Robin Thicke into a star, is probably the most-played song on Brett Kavanaugh’s Spotify playlist, and it ripped off Marvin Gaye. And now Emily Ratajkowski, or Emily RideAJetSki as I call her around here, says that while filming the video for it, Robin sexually assaulted her by grabbing her boobs. The video’s director, Diane Martel, says that she watched it go down and immediately shut down filming. The most shocking part about all of this is that Blurred Lines was not directed by Terry Richardson!
Lots of Famous People, Like Usher And Taylor Swift, Are Calling For Juneteenth To Be A National Holiday
Today is June 19th, aka Juneteenth, a holiday that calls for both celebration and sobering reflection, while examining the history (and ongoing history still being written) regarding slavery in America. My Canadian public school education failed to teach me that slavery wasn’t technically abolished until June 19th, 1865, when slaves in Texas were finally made aware of the Emancipation Proclamation two years earlier. Juneteenth has been observed since 1866, and was more widely recognized starting in the 1970s, but the conversation around Juneteenth is significantly louder this year, due to the ongoing activism surrounding Black Lives Matter and anti-police brutality protests. And according to some people, like Usher and Taylor Swift, it’s high time Juneteenth became an officially recognized national holiday in the United States.
Kelis’ first album Kaleidoscope sold at least 416,000 copies, and her second album Wanderland didn’t do nearly as well (it sold 17,000 copies in the UK). Both albums were produced by The Neptunes. Kelis’ third album Tasty, which The Neptunes also produced, was her biggest seller thanks to Milkshake. But while Kelis’ milkshake was bringing all the boys to the yard, one of those boys wasn’t Pharrell Williams with a check for the profits from her other albums. Kelis claims that The Neptunes, Pharrell and Chad Hugo, paid her nothing for her first two albums.
Pharrell Williams has washed his hands of Blurred Lines stating that he wishes he had thought about how it would make someone feel before being a part of it. He’s not wrong, Blurred Lines did always feel like a song pulled directly from a date rapist wet dream. But with a super catchy beat.
Pharrell told GQ in an interview that older white women would react to that song in a big way and so he didn’t think it was “rapey“. And as Chris Rock pointed out in his stand up, some women will dance to ANYTHING with a beat. The amount of women who scream, “As the sweat drip my balls!” is insane.
Ever since Duchess Meghan married Prince Harry, it seems like there’s been no end to the stories about Meghan’s alleged demanding, difficult, stuck-up, spoiled, wasteful, too-Hollywood, diva duchess ways, etc… We’re barely a year out from the day Meghan married Harry, and every day since, the British press has basically been that aunt who lowers her sunglasses dramatically and hisses, “Oh you’re NEVER going to guess what she’s been up to now.” So nobody should have been surprised when Meghan recently spoke about her relationship and implied it hasn’t been all red carpets and tiaras.