Archive for May, 2009

Do They Not Sell Lotion in Paris?

Posted in Beyonce Kowles on May 4, 2009 by Kenya

Here’s your girl Beyonce in Paris looking just awful.  The dress and shoes are hideous, but even more baffling is the fact that she’s sporting ashy kneecaps, come on Beyonce, we know you can do better than that!

beyonce-paris

Beyonce Don’t Play About Her Show

Posted in Beyonce Kowles with tags , , , , , on May 4, 2009 by Kenya

Oh for once, Beyonce has made me laugh, and it has nothing to do with her clothes, speech, or awful music.  I know you all heard that Beyonce was performing her “Diva” song, and I guess the lighting guy/girl forgot to hit the switch to turn them off.  Check @ the 1:16 mark, she says “Lights” , then “Somebody’s getting fired!” all on the beat.  Classless….yes, but funny as hell!

beyonce wants her lights

UPDATE: Big surprise, the video was snatched from youtube. We all know that Matty and Co feel that nobody is allowed to paint his little meal ticket in a negative light, so they got it removed, how typical. You know when the mighty fall, they fall really hard…Matthew Knowles’ day is coming

The State Of the Black Man In Hollywood

Posted in It's a Damn Shame, Movies, television, Tyler Perry with tags , on May 2, 2009 by Kenya

Well it seems that  I’m on some socially conscious trip this week.  That’s fine, I have many sides to me, as I’m sure you do.  Before I get into what I’m about to get into, I just want to say, that I have never discriminated against people that are homosexual.  I don’t care what your sexual preferences are, as long as your not hurting anyone.  I believe that homosexuality is something that your born into, not something that you choose to be. 

The only thing that I do have a problem with concerning homosexuality, is when a man who is homosexual does too much.  All that finger-snapping, and extra hard dip in the hip, is not how women act, walk, or talk, so who are they emulating?  Is this how men really see women?

 

 Same thing goes for lesbian women who dress like a man, walk like a man, talk like a man, trying to act hard like a man.  If you are homosexual that is fine, but by engaging in these stereotypes, it just makes things confusing.  Okay, with that said, let’s get ready to dive in.

I was surfing the net, and came across a photo of Ving Rhames in the movie Holiday Heart.  For those of you who don’t know, Ving Rhames played a drag queen, about six feet five, 300+ pounds who although was a flaming homosexual, could kick your butt to the point of hospitalization. 

scene from holiday heart

scene from holiday heart

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Anyway, I also remember the movie “Pulp Fiction” where Rhames played a high level crime figure, who gets himself into a tight squeeze.  Bruce Willis and Rhames fight thier way into a pawn shop, and the owner just happens to be a sadistic freak.  He calls his buddy, a cop, and they take Rhames and Willis into the back room to have a butt-bumping-party.  Of course Rhames is the first to be sodomized, while Willis somehow gets loose, and kills the pawnshop owner and the cop who is violating Rhames from behind. 

pulp fiction

pulp fiction

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 My question is why was Rhames the first to get it in the film, and not Willis?  Willis coming to the black man’s rescue, which is how the slave owners saw themselves, as “saving” the slaves from their animalistic ways. 

It seems like  almost every major/minor black man in Hollywood, has at one point in thier  career put on a dress, wig, lipstick to portray women.  Now we could argue that they do it because it’s funny. 

chris tucker in the fifth element

chris tucker in the fifth element

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Then I’d ask you what’s so funny about a man who is not gay (?) putting on a dress and heightening their voices?  Is it funny because they are mocking women?  I don’t get it.   Or you could argue that it shows an actors range to be able to emulate women.  In my opinion that is BS, Denzel Washington never put on a dress, and he has an Oscar.  He’s played many roles, but never a woman, so that theory doesn’t wash.   What’s really going on in Hollywood? 

eddie in norbitt

eddie in norbitt

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Will Smith is one of the one of  Hollywood’s biggest stars.  His first movie role was in  Six Degrees of Seperation, in which he played a homosexual con man.  On his hit show, “The Fresh Prince” , Will was often rolling his head and giving someone “two snaps and a circle.”   

scene from fresh prince of bel air

scene from fresh prince of bel air

Martin Lawrence had Shenneneh

shanaynay

 and even Flip Wilson had  Geraldine,

geraldine

 and the list goes on.  I know there have been white actors who have cross dressed, but compared to the black actors, the numbers don’t add up. 

It’s the new-age minstrel show.  African Americans have come a long way from the image of the bumbling pickaninny, scratching his head, clueless as to what is going on around him.  Someone who is happy to entertain, singing and dancing.  African Americans have become a major influence on society in general.  We  have shown that we can compete with our white counterparts, and win!

So how does Hollywood get it’s grinning, bowing minstrel back?  By dressing him in woman’s clothing, throwing his weight on his hip, rolling his neck and snapping his fingers.  This accomplishes two things; It shows that the black man is ineffective, and therefore weak.  It also shows that the relationship between African American men and women is non-existent, and that African American men see their women as silly, vindictive, and petty.  Often these “characters” are loud, ignorant, and confrontational, and that’s funny?  What the heck are we laughing about?  Have we been conditioned to laugh?  It reminds me of how not so long ago, studio audiences were prompted to laugh, or applaud during the taping of television shows.    Be honest, if a man dressed up as Michelle Obama, and acted like Michelle Obama, then there would be no humor in that.  Why, because our First Lady carries herself with quiet dignity.  However, take the Madea character from the Tyler Perry movies, and almost every cruel, ignorant, and obnoxious thing that comes from “her” mouth  leaves us doubled over with laughter.  Chew on it.

Mary J Blige Making Moves

Posted in Mary J Blige, Tyler Perry with tags , , , , , on May 1, 2009 by Kenya

You all should know that besides Sade, Mary J Blige is my ab-fave female artist.  It’s not just her story that touches me, it’s her honesty, and realness.  While Beyonce is all up in everyone face over in Europe, my girl Mary is doing some big things right here in the states. Miss Blige/Isaacs has signed on with the William Morris Agency, and is planning to expand her horizons. She’s already dabbled in some acting projects, and will make her big screen debut in Tyler Perry’s forthcoming flick, “I Can Do Bad By Myself”. I didn’t know that she was the co-owner of Carole’s daughter along with Will and Jada, and Jay-Z. Anyway, for more on Miss Mary doing her thing, click here.

she's come a long way baby

she's come a long way baby

Nas and Kelis Calling It Quits?

Posted in Baby News, Beef, Nas with tags , , , , , , on May 1, 2009 by Kenya

So I heard the anti-beyjay is calling it quits.  It is rumoured that Kelis decided to file for a  divorce.  I wonder if there was any truth to the rumour that Nas gets physical with his women?    Isn’t Kelis like six months preggie? Anyway, although I didn’t want to see them married, I’m kind of sad that they didn’t make it, sorry guys!  Nas is back on the market!

will nas be removing the tat of kelis' face?
will nas be removing the tat of kelis’ face?

 

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