Tuesday, January 29, 2013


Hey everybody!! I went back and forth about writing yet another post about Chris Brown and his unfortunate events. But because I blog about current events I feel it is my duty to discuss this hot mess.  So apparently, Chris Brown and Frank Ocean got to arguing over a parking spot.  Then things escalated and Frank Ocean caught Chris' fist in the face.  By the times the cops got there Chris was gone.  

Now I don't want analyze the events since we don't know all the details.  But one thing about this mishap that made me give a hard side eye was when I heard Brown was possibly going to be charge with a hate crime.  Even though I do not agree with Brown's recent behavior, I really don't feel he has  started targeting gay people.  Honestly, I feel trouble follows him.   He has never been able to shake a really bad mistake he made 4 years ago.  Now let me make it very clear that I do not condone domestic violence in any way but I do not feel he should have to pay for that one behavior for the rest of his life.  He made his public apologies, payed his debt to society, and hey, even Rihanna is over it.

Now with that said I need Chris Brown's team to get on their job.  As of right now, and I think I have said this before, Brown has a lot of "Yes" people in his corner.  In other words, he doesn't have anybody telling him "Hey, just let it go.  You're on probation right now and you do not need the bad press."  Nope.  He has people telling him (in my deep man voice) "Hell yea, I would have hit him in the face over a parking spot too. It's about respect."  Dear Chris, if you happen to stumble upon this blog post please fire those people that are encouraging your bad choices. 

Update: Apparently, Chris posted a picture on Instagram of Jesus Christ on the stake with the caption "Painting how I feel today."  You know what, Brown?  I think this is going to be last post I write on you.  Yes, readers, this will be the last time I report on any of Mr. Brown's foolishness.  If he does not have a new single coming out you will not see his name on this blog. 

And on that note,  I think it's time to end this post.

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Thursday, January 24, 2013


Hey everybody!! By now you have heard about the first controversy of 2013: Beyonce may have possibly lip synced the National Anthem at the Presidential Inauguration.  Honestly, as I am writing this I can't believe this has made big news the way it has.  I expect TMZ or Entertainment Tonight to make a big deal about this but now you got CNN and MSNBC covering it like it's the war in the Middle East.  But since it has made major news, I felt compelled to write a post on it.

First, let me discuss how I feel about any artist lip syncing.  If you call your self a singer then I expect you to sing live whenver you do a performance if the conditions allow it.  What I mean is if you are inside a venue standing in front of a mic then you should be singing live for dear life.  Now if you are dancing your butt off, hanging upside down, doing backflips, or maybe singing outside under harsh weather conditions, then lip syncing to a pre-recording is understandable (even though I have been to an outdoor concert when it was cold and raining and I know the performers were still singing live).  I believe artists owe it to their fans who support them to give them good live performances.  If I pay to go to your concert, I want to hear you, not a recording.  I can stay at home and listen to your CD.

Do you think she sang live?
With that said, let me get back to Ms. Beyonce.  It actually does not bother me if she was lip syncing or not.  If she did it, she is certainly not the first artist to do it.  But what does make me give a side eye is that I keep hearing a lot of excuses about her supposed karaoke performance.  The main excuse is that the weather made it hard for her to sing it live.  Let me mention that Kelly Clarkson (also singing outdoors) sang live.  It also makes me raise an eye brow that no one from her team has confirmed that it was a live a performance.  All we have gotten is that a member of the Marine band saying that even though they were not actually playing their instruments they cannot confirm if she did sing live or not.  But we know that Queen B is good at playing the silent game. 

Whatever the case may be, we know that Beyonce can sing and that she can sing live.  If she chose to lip sync the National Anthem to play it safe then I guess I'm okay with that.  I mean, really, who wants to mess up such an epic song knowing the nation is watching?  But, Beyonce, if you did lip sync that performance you need an Oscar for that performance because you were lip syncing like Blue Ivy's life depended on it.  I'm just ready for her half-time performance at the Superbowl.  The only controversy that might come out of that is her not letting Kelly or Michelle  get any singing time.


My SISTAH sang live!

My SISTAH singing live is never a question.

Friday, January 18, 2013


Hey everybody!!! First blog of 2013!  I was waiting to make a post because I wanted the first post of this year is to be something interesting.  So I am opening up the first post of 2013 about the new MTV show Catfish and Beyonce vs. the people. 

Catfish started off as a documentary about this guy who found out the girl he had been talking to on Facebook was lying about her identity.  Like for real, this lady created this whole other universe that only she lived in and had this guy in love with her.  Well, Nev (the guy who got punked) has started a TV show based on the documentary that is also titled Catfish.  Nev helps others connect with their Facebook lovers.  My major drawback with this show is that I feel that every person that is on the other side of the Facebook pic is lying about....everything. 

I could do this guy's job
The first story I watched  included a girl who had fallen in love with a guy over Facebook who claimed to be a model, cue card writer, and going to online school to be an anesthesiologist.  And this girl needed Nev to come and tell her that this guy was totally bogus.  Not only that, it took 40 minutes to find out this guy (who actually was a girl) was bogus.  I could have told homegirl in 5 minutes dude/girl was a hot mess.  And that is basically every episode: people have been dating crazies on Facebook for a year or more without seeing each other and then meet and then the crazie was not who they said they were.  Yes, ladies and gentlemen, this is a real show... that is 10 years too late.  Have not talk shows and news shows not warned us about this a million times.  Honestly, I only watch the last 10 minutes of this show to see the face of the crazie.  I do not need to watch Nev google somebody for 30 minutes.

America is bored.  I know this because they are creating these crazy petitions and sending them to the White House.  A recent petition created by health advocates is trying to ban Beyonce from singing the National Anthem at the Presidential Inauguration.  They feel she is not setting a good example of good health since she signed a $50 million deal with Pepsi.  As I stated in an earlier post, I am Beyonce's biggest hater/fan but I am with Bey on this one.  The last time I checked Beyonce is not a health advocate but a business woman.  Now if Beyonce was making Health PSAs all willy nilly then I would be like ok, how dare she! but yea, Beyonce is not making PSAs.  So America please, find something else to do and leave performers of the Inauguration alone. 

Even Beyonce had to laugh at that one

I hope you enjoy this first post of 2013 and I look forward to bring it to you guys this year!!!