Photo Taken in New York after Love And Hip Hop Reunion Taping “2015”
According to Forbes Magazine nearly 80 percent of small business owners don’t make it pass the first three years. Although ihatemypublicist wasn’t a fully self-sufficient operated business it was a staple in this industry for celebrity entertainment news. So I think it’s somewhat safe to say that we beat the statistics. If you would’ve told me that the site would’ve taken off like it did, back when I started in 2013, I probably would’ve believed you. Notice that I said would because I believed in it that much.
It was just a little after my 24th birthday. I was working at a Media Rep. Firm in Philadelphia and I was growing tired of the work that I was doing there. It was right after Obama’s second presidential term and I was a major key when it came to making sure his radio advertisements were being processed properly before being sent over to the radio stations. We worked with stations all over the country so as you can imagine the pressure was very intense. One screw up from me and my boss was on my back. It felt like I was on a live episode of one of P-Diddy’s reality shows. A mistake from me might include me sending the wrong time or day that Obama’s presidential ad was supposed to play on the radio and if that happened, it would cost the agency representing him tons of money, so I had to be extra careful because everything went directly through my fingertips. Either way after the election I decided that it was time for me to start my own thing and go back to what I was most passionate about. Entertainment Journalism!
So after a couple of months of doing research I came up with this crazy idea of starting this blog and I would name it ihatemypublicist.com. Four years later and I’ve reached the decision to shut down the site. *Gasps for air and clinches pearls*. LOL yes girl I know but before I fully dive into that let’s rewind a bit.
Six months after I started the site I moved to Atlanta. I chose Atlanta because it was affordable and it’s one of the entertainment capitols for urban entertainment. In the beginning things were really taking off for the site and it was really fun. But over the years I would begin to feel guilty about being a “blogger”. Even though I tried to keep the stories positive and I always came with receipts and facts it didn’t matter. The harsh reality of being a blogger is no matter how sweet, genuine or positive you are in real life you will still be perceived differently. I went to school for journalism and when I wrote for the Hornet Newspaper the only section I wanted to cover was the fashion and entertainment section. That was what the students at Delaware State looked forward to reading most. No one ever looked at me as a messy person when I was doing that so I thought it would be the same in the blogosphere. Unfortunately that wasn’t my reality.
Most people love the website and it’s originality which is what kept me going everyday even through my roughest days. But there were individuals who weren’t too fond of it either. Nor were they too happy about having me around.
I remember once I went to dinner with a particular ‘instagram celeb’, their camp, as well as a good friend of mine and at some point or another during dinner someone mentioned that I was a blogger and how I had this “amazing” website. It made me feel great but it made the individual extremely uncomfortable. Which ultimately made me uncomfortable because I never wanted to be known for trying to defame anyone. That isn’t who I am in real life so I could never be that person behind a computer screen. Sadly you can not change a person’s perception of who you are when you go by certain titles. Unfortunately blogging just so happens to be one of those titles. No one told me this when I signed up though. HA!
So that was the reality and it would always agitate my spirit. I just wanted to write dope stories that would make an even bigger connection between an artist and their fans. But at times I would be afraid or too ashamed to tell people what I did or who I was. My friends would brag about how dope the site was when introducing me to others and over time I just began to shy away from it. It wasn’t as cool as it was when I first started. That is when I knew that it was simply no longer for me. I’ve been battling with these thoughts for over a year and a half now and I felt it was just time to be honest with myself and my supporters.
I’m not quitting nor am I giving up on my dreams. When I started the site I was 24 and now I’m 28. I’m a total different person. I was a girl and now I’m a woman and I’ve definitely reached a growth spurt so it’s time to move forward. Besides, I’m sure Kim Kardashian won’t miss me posting about what her and Kanye had on last night anyway. HA!
I appreciate everyone that has been a huge support throughout these four years and I hope you’ll join me on my next journey as I began to re-brand my business and my image. I’m done crying now. Love you all!
He got Nicki he know that he hit the jackpot!
Although rap duo Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill have been dating for over a year now that native Philadelphian admits that dating the mega pop star is like living a dream come true. In a recent interview with Noisey Raps the MMG rapper tells them he knew he had to be with a girl from the hood who would understand his lifestyle. He says: (more…)
It’s lit! We have a full list of winners from last nights highly celebrated 2016 BET Hip Hop Awards. Of course, BET is known for their lit performances, and their traditional rap cyphers. This year BET had the honor of bringing DJ Khaled our Snapchat King to the forefront to host the event, and he made sure everyone knew he had the keys. From Snoop Dogg being an honoree and giving his highlighted speech, ATL’s favorable king TI performance, and various segments honoring the Black Lives Matter movement, this was most certainly a night to remember. Although, Drake dominated the list with 14 nominations, it’s still to early to know who went home with what, so check it out below. (more…)
Kim Kardashian made it safely back to her hubby in NYC this morning after Kanye West had to abruptly end his set at the Meadows Music Festival in New York last night (Sunday) due to a ‘family emergency’.
After learning his wife had been held at gunpoint the 39 year rapper quickly ended his Heartless performance leaving fans in disbelief as he announced he had to depart from the show. According to ABCNews, $10 million worth of jewelry was reportedly stolen from the KUWTK reality star, while remaining in Paris for their celebrated fashion week.
A spokesperson for Kim Kardashian said:
Two armed masked men dressed as police officers were behind the hold up. She is badly shaken but physically unharmed.
A concerned Kanye picked Kim up from Teterboro airport around 11 a.m. and they drove back to their New York City apartment together. (more…)
Lil Wayne found himself reminiscing while he was incarcerated at Rikers Island in New York during March of 2010. Dwayne Carter Jr. spent eight months in prison out of a one year sentence but he used his time spent very wisely.
The 33 year old rap legend is publishing Gone Til November on October 11. From performing a gay marriage ceremony for two inmates, Drake confessing to sleeping with his then girlfriend, getting multiple female guards suspended from their jobs, and watching shows such as American Idol. Prison actually brought life into perspective for the Louisiana native.
Imagine seeing grown a– men in jail hanging tissue for wedding decorations, and one of them is Lil Wayne. Crazy.
To waste time Weezy enjoyed watching American Idol however when The Wendy Williams Show came on he would much rather be occupied in his cell. Even behind bars The Mrs. Officer rapper had the ladies falling for him. During his stay two female officer guards were suspended for visiting him.
Maybe there will be some female groupies in this b-tch after all.
Weezy wrote. (more…)
The most talked about event from the VMAS wasn’t even a live performance. Teyana Taylor murdered Kanye West’s new music video Fade.
The R&B singer and fashion creator became every ladies aspiration for body goals, making us run to the gym, and throwing out our midnight snacks, well we’ll try. The 26 year old is shaking the up the dance floor and breaking a sweat in Yeezy’s new music video with her rock hard abs, kneepads, sports bra, a thong. Her sex appeal and vivacious swag is on another level.
The sultry video included Taylor twerking on the floor, grinding her hips, and even includes intimate shower scenes between Taylor and Iman Shumpert trust me things got steamy quick. The social media love duo prompted their daughter in the end of the video proving how they’re the true definition of family goals. Ye being the mastermind he is knew by using his G.O.O.D Music member to showcase her sexual dance moves and post partum body to 8 months baby girl Junie would make the VMAS the number one topic of discussion on social media, and it worked. The real question is what’s her secret to obtaining her bedroom body? Her snatched body and killer performance has women frantically searching for her tips and rules for working out. Truth is she’s a natural when it comes to this fit life. According to E! News Taylor dropped a few gems on her workout regimen. She says: (more…)
Sadly we live in a world where acts of senseless violence continue to plague our communities. On Friday Dwyane Wade’s 32 year old cousin Nykea Aldridge was fatally shot and murdered while pushing a baby stroller in Chicago’s Parkway Gardens. Aldridge was clearly at the wrong place at the wrong time, when two men began to open fire hitting her in the head and arm. Although she was not the initial target she was later pronounced dead at the hospital, and now four kids will forever live without their mother.
My cousin was killed today in Chicago. Another act of senseless gun violence, four kids lost their mom for NO REASON. Unreal. #EnoughIsEnough. The city of Chicago is hurting. We need more help and more hands on deck. Not for me and my family but for the future of our world. The YOUTH!
This is something that didn’t start today, this is something that isn’t going to end tomorrow, hopefully,eventually, we can stop it.
On Saturday August 20th Christmas came early when the world was found drooling over their iphones and androids due to the long and highly anticipated sophomore album. As a result of the torture Ocean put us through, crazed fans lost their sanity when Frank Ocean blessed the hip hop spectrum with his visual album titled “Endless”, music video to intro “Nikes”, and surprised pop up shops located throughout New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and London. Ocean’s team handed out free copies of his initial title LP, Boys Don’t Cry. The exclusive magazine also included the 17 track LP Blond with features from Kanye West, Beyonce, the late David Bowie, Kendrick Lamar, and Andre 3000. This elaborate magazine was far from disappointing; its size could be compared to a Vogue magazine which contained essays, poetry, and photos by many high ranked artists in the industry such as Yeezy himself.
The Grammy award winning artist disappeared from the face of the Earth. After four years of speculation to whether Ocean could ever redeem himself has truly come into fruition.
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Free tickets, free drinks, a view of some of the newest and dopiest art pieces plus live performances, you had me at the word free.
Last week Swizz Beatz held his national The Dean Collection also titled No Commission event geared to appreciate the aesthetics of a range and diverse culture of arts around the globe. Each artist was able to display their artwork for free and was given 100% of the sales which went straight back to the artists. If you weren’t there I feel bad for you son, I got 99 problems but getting lit isn’t one.
Throughout Thursday and Sunday Swizz Beatz entertained his guests with drinks (sponsored by Bacardi), food, special guests, and an overall good time. Live performances and special guests varied from Asap Rocky, Fabolous, Pusha T, Remy Ma, Fat Joe, DMX, Young Thug, Angie Martinez, and etc. This private event took place in Bronx, New York where artists and entrepreneurs from fashion, music, and art enthusiasts were able to network while spreading the importance of art to young millennials via social media. To top it off this event hit home for Swizzy because he grew up in the Bronx, guests were able to see the same projects that raised him on the Ferris wheel. While being interviewed by Angie Martinez from Power 105.1 he had this to say: (more…)
Meet the three girls that defines black girl magic with their diligence, melanin, and gold medals Simone Biles, Michelle Carter and Simone Manuel. In Rio, Brazil during the 2016 Olympics a gymnast, shot putter, and swimmer have all epitomized the true definition of remaining committed towards chasing your dreams.
Simone Biles is presently the first woman ever to be the all around world champion 3 years in a row. Biles unmatched dance and hardcore work ethics have astonished the judges and has given credits the opportunity to rename Biles the best female gymnast. Biles standing at 4 foot 9 inches and only being 19 years old has been linked to becoming the first gymnast since 1974 to win four consecutive all around titles at the U.S. National Championships. She has won fourteen championships medals, (ten being gold) the most ever won by any American female gymnast.
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