The latest issue of Vibe magazine features YMCMB’s Rack City creator, Tyga. Since joining Wayne’s all-star team, we haven’t heard much of anything from him and now we may know the reasons why. According to Tyga himself, he doesn’t mesh well with his fellow label mates. He explains:
Is Young Money a part of the creative process on this album?
Nah. I tend to distance myself from them.
Are you trying to break out on your own?
Yeah, I’m tryna’ go independent. I don’t really get along with Drake. I don’t really get along with Nicki.
I don’t like Drake as a person. He’s just fake to me. I like his music; you know what I’m saying? I think his music is good, but we’re all different people. We were forced together and it was kinda’ like we were forcing relationships together. It is what it is. But I been friends with Chris [Brown] for like six years. That’s my real genuine friend. We hang out all the time. He lives up the street from me, so we don’t just do music we hang. I think being signed to Young Money, everybody felt like they had to force a relationship ‘cause Wayne put us together. At the end of the day the reason why I signed to Young Money is because of Wayne. Not because of Drake, not because of Nicki. It was because of Wayne and my relationship with him. I try to be cool with everybody, but sometimes, everybody just has different personalities, motives, and different characters. When you realize that, you realize that’s not a place where you want to continue to grow.
I don’t consider that shade, I think he’s just being brutally honest. Tyga is frustrated artistcally and who wouldn’t be in his position?
The good thing is, Kanye West has taken the hungry rapper under his wing and produced some tracks off of his latest album, The Gold Album: 18th Dynasty. Tyga is already getting some buzz about his new project since leaking one of the Kanye West produced tracks and has threatened to release the entire LP if his label doesn’t set a release date.
It will be interesting to see this drama unfold; I just want to hear some good music.
I’m growing to adore female rapper, Nicki Minaj! I used to not like her because all I’d see was fake, fake and more fake. I mean, let’s be real, that butt? That’s all I’m saying.
Moving on. I’d like to say that so much was revealed in the GQ interview, but I was quite disappointed. Nicki Minaj has reinvented herself, modified her image, is being featured in almost every top track, is building an empire, and all that was focused on was the real meaning behind the “Anaconda” video (there was no deeper meaning). What a waste of an interview.
We’ve lost another great one. Hollywood star, Elizabeth Peña, passed away on October 14, 2014. She’s said to have died of natural causes following a brief illness.
You may remember her from the classic movie, La Bamba, or from the back-in-the-day, hit sitcom, I Married Dora. More recently, Peña starred in the popular show, Modern Family. This is very sad and sudden news; condolences to her family and friends.
Was I the only one who didn’t know Ashlee Simpson (younger sister of Jessica Simpson) was married to Evan Ross (Diana Ross’ son…he also played T.I.’s younger brother in the movie ATL)? I was living under a rock, apparently! They tied the knot back in August and seem to be super happy, so congrats! Check out their social media love that I snooped out.
Lately, it seems as though rapper, Nicki Minaj, is reinventing her image to branch out across multiple demographics. We are used to seeing her glammed up to portray a modern-day Barbie, but in recent months she has successfully toned her image down to reflect a more natural beauty. Her change has lead to more opportunities outside of rapping.
Nicki is in the latest issue of L’Uomo Vogue, the male version of Vogue Italia. She was shot by the remarkable photographer, Francesco Carrozzini, who captured the rapper’s effortless modeling abilities. Take a look!
Yes, yes, yes! I admit it! I absolutely, without a doubt, unapologetically, stalk Kim Kardashian’s Instagram page. She has some hot fashion photos, as well as, shots of that gorgeous baby of her’s. I mean, yeah…oooook some hate her, but I think I’m starting to love to hate her and hate to love her at the same damn time. When is she not serving it?! All of the below photos (and above) were snatched from her Instagram (@kimkardashian)… now do you see why I don’t feel guilty?!
Yes, I’m indulging in Hollywood gossip! I can’t help myself, especially when it involves my fellow Philly native, Amber Rose.
As you all know, her and hubby, Wiz Khalifa, are officially getting a divorce (tear). Amber recently took to social media (Twitter) to dispel rumors that have begun swirling around Internet land. Some say she was unfaithful, but Amber Rose says otherwise:
I hope that both parties can move on amicably!
Every once in a while, I like to step away from the mainstream BS and get grounded. I will preface this post by saying, I don’t go to church every Sunday like I used to, so the spiritual simulation that I receive is something I have to really work for and desire enough to seek. With that said, I really spend a lot of my off days thinking, meditating, being by myself, writing, etc.
A thought came to me recently and I began wondering, why do I lend the world so much of myself? Think about it. You want to remain valuable at work so you do the best you can and put in extra hours, pick up other people’s slack, go above and beyond. You want to get in shape so you watch what you eat, go grocery shopping, diet. You want your partner to be happy so you take them on a date, buy them something nice, talk about things, cook a romantic dinner, sacrifice. Whatever it is that you do, think about all of the energy that you put out on a daily basis… what’s left for just you? How are you happy as an individual?
When a relationship or job suddenly ends, what’s the first thing that you think? All of the sacrifices I made, the time, the work… wasted. Sure, there are lessons, but the feeling of disappointment is prominent. I’m learning that if we (the people in this world) begin to take more time for ourselves, if we keep a little something within, if we don’t give everything to the world, we can avoid that feeling.
Personally, in giving so much, I tend to lose myself and I know some of you can relate. I often remind myself that it’s OK to not let everyone in, to not divulge my life, to not always be the one to sacrifice, to keep a little something just for me. Learning this balance has been a constant battle, but I will get there.
Everyone is happy to know that singer, August Alsina, is finally awake after being in a coma for 3 days. He posted the below photo on his Instagram page (@augustalsina) to let his fans know that he is recovering and to say, “thank you!” August collapsed during a performance on Monday and apparently suffered from seizures shortly after. Prayers and thoughts are with him and the Dreamworld hopes for a speedy recovery!
August’s message to fans:
This is a bit graphic but i wanted to share this w/ every follower of mine. iWoke up out of a 3 day coma… &This guy @banggang_moneyteam right here never once left my side. What I’m tryna say is cherish the ones in life who cherish you & take good care of yourself. Your life can be gone in a split second’. I’m recovering well and thankyou for all of your prayers & concerns. -Yung
By far, one of the hottest and sexiest couples, Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling welcome their baby girl! The two were rumored to be expecting and it has finally been confirmed that, well, they were. Mendes and Gosling are not revealing any photos or the baby’s name just yet, but I’m sure she’s gorgeous, just like here mama! CONGRATS!