She cut off the tattoo of he ex’s name, put it in a jar and mailed it to him.
ARE WE NOT GOING TO DISCUSS HOW SHE FOLDED HER HIJABS TO LOOK LIKE THE HAIR OF THE CHARACTER, THAT IS SUCH A LOVELY AND GREAT IDEA. OHMYGOD
Two white rappers, Iggy Azalea and Macklemore, are now the Queen and King of Rap, according to a comment on Twitter by one of Azalea’s fans that has been circulating on the internet as of late. A few months ago, Forbes Magazine shared similar sentiments, saying hip hop is “run” by Azalea. Although the Australian rapper has been growing in popularity this year and is currently on billboard.com’s ‘Hot Rap Songs’ list twice, news of her being rap’s reigning queen may not sit well with some rap fans who have questioned Azalea’s authenticity and respect for the culture of hip hop.
Former Flipmode Squad rapper Rah Digga recently expressed her irritation with the “Black Widow” rapper who has been criticized several times for her use of a “fake” black Southern accent.
“Iggy Azalea…I can’t even get into her. It’s not even real to me,” she told Gossip Viv on a ThisIs50 interview. “Teach me Australian Hip-Hop culture. Don’t come to America and try to convince me that you’re Gangsta Boo…We’re not going to believe you if you’re trying to convince us that you’re out here trap shooting. There’s too many passes given.”
She went on to say that she doesn’t even consider Azalea’s music style to be hip hop, but views her music as “pop.”
Then there have been critics of Azaleas who have noticed that some of the language she displays on social media can be very disrespectful to the black community. In July, Chuck D, a hip hop pioneer, tweeted a photo that Azalea took with TI, B.O.B, and Drake that had the caption “Me and Ma N*ggas.” He believed the “Fancy” singer had captioned the photo herself, so in response, he wrote “A new straight path to slavery Here comes a endorsed sanctioned CORPlantation artists with A line straight out of 1853.”
Although, according to BET.com, the caption turned out to be fake, Azalea apparently sent out a tweet in the past that may explain why she feels she should be able to use the degrading word:
“So you’re allowed to say n*gga because you’re black. Yet I can’t say it? The word n*gga is different from n*gger. N*gga is used to describe someone who is arrogant. Idk why it’s such a problem when white people say it, when black people know d*mn well that a MAJORITY of people saying it aren’t even saying it to be racist because most racist don’t say n*gga.”
So Azalea is an Australian rapper who does pop music and does not respect black culture enough to understand why a white person saying ‘n*gga’ isn’t a good idea. Can someone who fits this description truly be a ‘Queen of Rap’?
Respected hip-hop and sports writer John “Hennry” Harris is livid with Azalea’s reaction to the use of the n-word. According to Harris, who is the founder of the hip-hop group “Tha U,” Iggy needs to take the time to educate herself on black culture before she starts using her power to dictate the discourse in highly sensitive debates.
Here’s what Harris had to say about Miss Iggy:
“What does Aussie Iggy Azalea know about racism anyway? She comes from Australia, a land that was almost completely populated by Aboriginal peoples until the British Empire imposed political and economic control of the continent .. sound familiar (Native Americans . ) Here in America, her blonde hair and white skin are revered in the media and she is only a benefactor as the music industry uses her (and artists like her) to whitewash hip-hop and take ownership of the culture that people of color has created. Why would she want to say Ni88a anyway? I don’t see her running to use cracker in her rhymes? Oh, I guess because her boyfriend Los Angeles Lakers’ Nick Young is black she deserves a pass? “Ni88a is used to describe someone who is ignorant” … that idiotic statement alone lets me know that you definitely should not use the word. She clearly does not understand it but if she uses it around the “right” person she will have a more legitimate reason not to use it.”
Another hip-hop artist, Yarima Karama, isn’t happy with Iggy’s words either. Yarima paid the real dues of the street, serving 20 years in prison before he was able to get a chance to begin his career in hip-hop. Shortly after his release, he went right to the studio and recorded “My Testament: Volume 1,” a telling reflection on his hard days on the streets and even harder days in prison. It was behind these racist walls that Karama says he found himself and began to truly develop his essence as a hip-hop artist.
Karama says that Iggy isn’t hip-hop, she’s actually pop. It’s hard to even compare Karama’s many struggles as a black man with the life experienced by a 20-something year old white girl named Iggy. Karama feels that Azalea is being used by other whites and white-owned companies who exploit hip-hop culture and degrade it for their own financial gain.
Here is what Karama had to say:
Again this a pure display of Iggy and other whites using words and our culture to make millions off of demoralizing and degrading language. Of course she feels justified using the word because other black rappers have endorsed her use of the word. I agree with Rah Digga, I don’t consider her to even be a hip hop artist. She’s pop all the way but white media will flip anything the way they want, especially when there’s a white artist involved.
A third hip-hop artist who has thrown his opinion around on the matter is Vigalantee, out of Kansas City. Vigalantee (aka Roger Suggs) founded a popular movement in his city called the “No Jangle” movement. He has been pushing for years to get hip-hop to return to its roots and to reject the ignorant, violent messages being promoted today. His hometown of Kansas City has seen more than it’s share of violence, addiction and incarceration, so he’s flat out sick of it.
He says that black people are the ones to blame when white artists like Iggy step into the game and take over. He says that when hip-hop made the conversion from meaningful music to overly-materialistic nonsense, this opened the door for other artists to enter the industry with empty messages.
Here’s what Vigalantee had to say:
Chickens have come home to roost. Our people dropped our integrity for the bling and fame. Hip hop used to be about a movement, now it has birthed the ‘wigger’ offspring and we are to blame.
What do you think? Is Iggy trying to get a ghetto pass that she hasn’t earned yet? If she can’t call black people n*ggaz, then why do black people use this word on each other? Has hip-hop lost its soul?
Former Marine turned photographer Joel Parés’ series Judging America used real people dressed as stereotypes to remind us to not judge a person based on their tattoos, clothing, ethnicity, profession, or sexual orientation, but on their merits.
Collection of the Creepiest and the Weirdest Wikipedia Pages
I’ve seen quite a few similar posts floating around, so here’s one with some pages that weren’t included in the others. Just as all these posts go, do not read if you are easily disturbed or triggered. Some of these are extremely graphic.
Crimes & Killers:
The Vampire Rapist
The Hi-Fi Murders
Hello Kitty Murder
Murder of James Bulger
Dnepropetrovsk Maniacs (3 Guys 1 Hammer)
The Vampire of Sacramento
The Little Girl Murderer
Murder of Tim McLean
The Boy in the Box
Murder of Shanda Sharer
Strip Search Phone Call Scam
Rape of Nanking
Hoeryong Concentration Camp
Jimmy Carter UFO Incident
Rosalia LombardoWeeping Statue
Exorcism of Anneliese Michel
The Superman Curse
EctoplasmKuchisake-Onna (Slit Mouthed Woman)
Salish Sea Human Foot Discoveries
Green Children of Woolpit
Devil’s Tramping Ground
Pope Lick Monster
The Toxic Lady
Youngest MotherBrain Eating Amoeba
Locked In Syndrome
Stanford Prison Experiment
Pit of Despair
Genie the Feral Child
Conspiracies & Stories:
The Licked Hand
New World Order Conspiracy
Killer in the Backseat
I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream
Boy Scout Lane
New City Village
The Clinton Body Count
Denver International Airport Conspiracy
The Station Nightclub Fire
Mongolian Death Worm
List of Unusual Deaths
Being Buried Alive
Daycare Sex Abuse Hysteria
A Serbian Film
120 Days of Sodom
Human Corpse Soap
If anyone needs some creepy story inspiration, what with Halloween coming up :)
Tracee Ellis Ross: Black-ish is a family comedy about a black family. It’s one of the things that’s interesting about the show. We’re not a family who happens to be black. We are a black family dealing with their ish. So although the show is not about being black within the ish, a lot of cultural, identity, race, all those kind of things come up.
Angela Yee: I think the show would benefit you, DJ Envy.
Tracee: Oh ok.
Angela: Envy doesn’t want his kids to know that they’re black.
Tracee Ellis Ross: Oh! You don’t want them to know they’re black?!
DJ Envy: That’s not true.
Angela Yee: Envy doesn’t want black people around them.
Envy: That’s not true.
Tracee: This is fascinating.
Charlamagne: It’s true to a certain extant.
Tracee: Do you have kids?
Charlamagne: Yes, I have a 6-year-old daughter.
Envy: I have four children and I live in an area where there’s not too many of us there. So my kids are not gonna have that many black friends because there’s not that many black people in my area.
Charlamagne: I think me and Envy’s mentality is more like your character Rainbow [on the show], in the fact that, we’re not tryna teach them anything. Just let them live. Let them be who they’re gonna be.
Tracee: Anthony Anderson’s character on the show, he wants them to know where they come from. It really is that internal question that all of us are asking: ‘How do you give your kids more than you had and yet what is it that’s important as a parent to pass on to your children?’ And then at the end of the day, you end up learning from your kid. Because they are the ones living in this different society. It’s kind of a fascinating thing when you talk to young kids and you’re like, ‘Isn’t it extraordinary that we have a black president?’ And they’re like, ‘Why do you keep talking about the fact that he’s black? Why do you sound racist?’
Envy: My kids don’t care if Barack Obama is black, they don’t care what he is, he’s just a person and that’s what I love. That’s why I didn’t get as a kid. When I grew up in Queens, it was, ‘We’re black, we stay together,’ but my kids don’t care. They play with Tommy, they play with Jennifer, and Michelle.
Tracee: I understand, but then I have a question: So it is always a point though when it’s whether you’re pulled over, driving while black or when a Ferguson situation where there is a moment as a parent that you do want your child to understand the legacy of what we come from and how that does impact the decisions we make and possibly how you need to navigate the reality of the world. And yet, it is our children who are going to start to change the perspective so that hopefully these are not things we have to deal with, but we’re not quite there yet. I think that’s what the show straddles; it’s a comedy but we really are dealing with those issues.
Charlamagne: I like the show because it shows that racism is a learned behavior. Like the kids on the show, they really have no clue about race, but Anthony Anderson’s is tryna instill it in them like—
Angela: [chimes in] Yeah but until somebody calls you the n-word one day and you’re like ‘what?’ I grew up in a black neighborhood and then I ended up going to private school in seventh grade where there were barely any black kids and there was a lot of racism I never had to deal with before. They were writing the n-word in the locker room, sending out racist Valentine’s Day cards.
Tracee: I think a show like Black-ish allows us to show us having these conversations. A lot of times, race is a hard thing to talk about because everybody has a different experience of it and it’s a hot topic issue because there’s some real stuff around it. So to be able to have these conversations, I think is really important. Otherwise, I think people shy away from the conversations, so hopefully this is the kind of show that is the water cooler talk.
Charlamange: You’re a biracial woman. Did you have any identity issues growing up?
Tracee: No. I don’t know if it’s just the perspective that my mother raised me with, but being of mixed heritage was really exciting to me as a kid. I felt really excited that when I went over my dad’s house there was a Christmas tree in the living room and a menorah in the kitchen. I found that it really gave me an opportunity to connect with what was the same about me and somebody else. It made me comfortable in all environments. I do like, within the context of this show, Pops’ point of view, the Laurence Fishburne’s character that’s very old school, Dre [Anthony Anderson’s character] who kind of straddles that, and the kids who are very colorless in the way they see, Rainbow is right in the middle. She’s more colorful. It’s not that she’s looking for a colorblind or a colorless world. It’s actually a world that has all of it. That a good thing and the beauty of this country, honestly.
Charlamage: Was there ever a moment when you were made aware that you were black?
Tracee: First of all, I’ve never known that I wasn’t black.
Charlamagne: Like in a negative moment.
Tracee: I’ve had moments; I had moments where the cab has pulled up and pulled away, especially if my hair is out. They get a little closer and keep on moving. For some reason, I can’t think of stuff now but I’ve always known I was black. In an interview recently, someone said, ‘So as a mixed woman, why is it that you identify as a black woman?’ If I thought I could try being a white woman for a day and say that maybe I would. I was like, ‘I don’t know if anyone would buy it. No, no, no I’m white. I’m very tan…very tan. I get a perm.’ [laughs]
I will never understand why there are parents who don’t feel the need to talk to their children about race as if it doesn’t exist, it doesn’t matter, and it’s a bad thing. It’s important! Raising children with rose tinted glasses causes more harm than good on one’s identity as they grow, and goes hand in hand with culture, representation, and, most of all, history. There is nothing wrong with having differences. Kids are curious and love to learn. Race as well as ethnicity allows them to connect with other kids who are of the same race or ethnicity as them and learn about kids of other races and ethnicities (if they are taught in that manner) that differ from them but can still share similar likes and dislikes with them. Granted, there are kids that don’t speak in color—black and white—but they do speak in shades—lighter and darker. When kids are small they use all types of crayons to color people. However, by the time they begin grade school, they use crayons that are similar to skin tones. There’s no need to raise them in a fantasy world until something happens: they’re called a racial slur, they’re bullied because of the color of their skin, etc. This should be slowly instilled in them when they are young, bit by bit, so they can learn and grasp it over time, but not drilled in them so they can still be kids.
The bold is just one of the reasons I don’t fuck with the Breakfast Club specifically Charlamagne. They totally glossed over her question.
Charlamagne can kiss my natural black ass. I can’t stand his self-hating ass.
Right. Him and envy are some coons
…they also went on to say that Angela Yee isn’t black…and she says something like, “I am black. I am black and Asian” and they go “no she’s not, her last name is Yee” as if that negates her blackness. She may navigate the world differently depending on how she’s coded and on school/work applications but she’s still black and identifies as black.
What’s scary is that not teaching kids about race is actually hella racist. If there’s nothing wrong with being black, why not tell them about it? These guys are saying that being black is a stereotype. These guys are the ones that are limiting blackness. But, light bulb, you can be black and hang with Tommy, Jennifer, and Michelle.
I don’t like that he says that racism is a learned behavior. Because he’s referring to the kids on the show. Like because the kids aren’t aware of race then they won’t be racist/experience racism?!?! NIGGA, PLEASE!
charlemagne will never be shit