Not even twenty-four hours later and someone is already coming forth claiming that Rihanna stole her AMA’s doobie look from someone else. So here’s the breakdown…
The young lady featured in the bamboo earrings above is a reggae artist from the Bronx who allegedly started this trend a few years ago. Last night, her former manager, Trumaine Ferguson, hopped on Twitter to spill her feelings out about the situation. Apparently, they were once told by Def Jam that “white America” would never accept this look and that it was too ghetto. She also mentioned that they once saw Rihanna and Rih complimented the look and even inquired about who did it. Yikes!
See what Trumaine had to say below.
During 2010 we began generating a buzz in the underground hip hop community. This lead to a couple of meeting with some big wigs at def jam, Geffen, Atlantic and yes Roc nation who manages Rihanna. While meeting with A&Rs with these labels we were continuously told that the imagery we were trying to brand was not “lady like” was “to street”, “to hood” and “to ghetto” we were told that “white America would never get behind such ignorance”. Ratchetness had yet to become an accepted house hold term. The image we were trying to run with was what Patwa knew from the streets which was the doobie wrap. She wore it proudly with jeweled pins to signify she was a Queen and this was her ghetto crown. Something that many females coming from where she came from could relate to. You know when you get that hair wrapped you feel like the Bomb You just got your hair did no one could tell you nothing. Fast forward to 11/24/13 and who do I see grace my flat screen while sitting in my modest one bedroom apartment wearing a doobie wrap with jeweled pins at the AMA’s. Roc nations own RiRi. I honestly felt violated. You see during 2011 Patwa and I crossed paths with Rihanna at a Roc Nation event. Rihanna, who on that evening was wearing a hairstyle that she “borrowed” from Cassie, complimented the jeweled pin wrap said it looked nice and even inquired as to who did it? We of course were flattered out of our socks and felt almost validated. Two years later it appears middle America is ready and Rihanna really liked what she saw. By no means did we invent the doobie wrap or name. However prior to the AMA’s no one had attempted to wear the doobie as a hairstyle in public. No one!!!!!! I just find it very insulting that something we brought to those people was too “ghetto”. But now Rihanna can accept awards while proudly displaying it. I am really hurt by this and wanted to scream.
She may have a point. Rihanna did borrow Cassie’s look and we can’t forget about her dressing up as a Chola for Halloween, days after Karrueche did it.
Below are a few flicks of Patwa rocking a doobie.
In the video below it clearly shows Patwa leaving the Dominican salon with a fresh doobie and bedazzled pins. Watch it below.
So Did Rih copy? Does it really matter?
Besides the poor child done had every hairstyle she’s damn near running out of options.
Chileeee let me tell you how I was here for Lady Gaga and R. Kelly’s “Do What You Want” performance at the AMA’s last night. Honey yes! They were giving Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky tease up on that stage and it was very entertaining.
Gaga stripped down to a bedazzled leotard to dance all over “Mr. President’s” table and on top of a nearby piano. First it was lust, then it was love and soon after it was over. Unfortunately, it was too late for Gaga to call on Olivia Pope after “Mr. President” spotted unwanted pictures of he and his mistress on Instagram so she was kicked to the curb faster than a New York minute.
Watch the entertaining performance below.
Kendrick Lamar took the stage to perform Swimming Pools and Poetic Justice.
Lil Mama helped TLC pay tribute to Left Eye during their Waterfall performance.
J-Lo did a great job paying homage to Cuban legend Celia Cruz.
Just in time for Thanksgiving, J. Smiles from the Block Brothas is showing us why he’s thankful for the ladies. In his latest video “Break From Toronto” J. Smiles showers his video boo with gifts and affection for an entire day. She gets to ride around in some of the flyest whips and enjoys the luxury of shopping in high end stores during her mini shopping spree.
All goes well until fellow Block Brotha Ejay gets pissed off for having to wait around all day for Smiles and his lady, which makes for a hilarious skit.
Lady Gaga is looking like one bad bish dressed in a glove fitting cut out purple dress and long blonde wig in her Versace campaign photo. Gaga has been pegged as the face of Versace for Spring and Summer of 2014.
On Saturday the Italian clothing line tweeted:
#Versace proudly confirms @LadyGaga as the face of SS14 campaign shot by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott #VersaceLovesGaga
Gaga, in return, tweeted that same excitement soon after when she wrote:
I’m so happy to be working w/ @Versace for the new Campaign! What do you wanna wear this Spring?#Donatella #famiglia
What do you guys think of Gaga being the new face of Versace?
Last night, Rihanna brought her mama, best friend Melissa, doobie and bobby pins to the American Music Awards. The singer was very fortunate to have received the first ever Icon Award. Upon receiving the award mama Fenty had a few encouraging words for her daughter:
I know the journey and your career has not always been an easy one, but tonight I applaud and admire you for being so strong and so positive and so humble and so focused.
During the acceptance speech, Rihanna thanked L.A. Reid, her family, her glam team, and her fans.
Right now, I can’t believe that at 25 years old, I’m holding an Icon Award. That is weird to even say out loud.
Watch Rihanna’s performance and acceptance speech below.
Congrats Rih Rih you deserve it!
Melissa accompanied her bestie at the AMA’s last night.
Jay Z’s tribute to Blue Ivy, “Glory“, was definitely a touching one. Now, over a year later Beyonce has released her vocal dedication to Blue in a slow ballad titled God Made You Beautiful. Beyonce starts the song off with lyrics such as;
When you were born the angels sighed in delight
They never thought they’d see such a beautiful sight
Hov and his lady were spotted coupled up last night during the Thunder vs Clippers game. The couple sat courtside at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, OK cheering on Roc Nation Sports very own Kevin Durant. Kev wasn’t the only one that got showed love last night though.
The two smiled as they watched Oklahoma City Thunder fan, Brad Brucker hit the half court shot for $20,000. As Brad walked off the court, Hov was spotted cheering him on and later reached out to give him a handshake. Beyonce politely smiled while holding onto the drink in her hand.
Today Lamar Odom is learning an extremely valuable lesson about choosing which individuals to hang around. An embarrassing video has leaked of an intoxicated Lamar Odom and a “friend” rapping in a bathroom on a camera phone. Throughout the video Lamar’s “friend” holds the camera while Lamar takes shots at his haters and his wife Khloe such as:
I keep the grass cut so I never see the snakes, and this boy here, I got good taste
I’m telling you this sh-t was meant to be that’s why ya boy got his own fragrance
They low key hating and Imma keep making
And when Khloe’s out of town, I guess I’ll still be on the DL
Don’t think it’s a good idea to be saying you’ll be “on the DL” when your standing in a bathroom next to another man and both of you are shirtless. But if that’s what your into!
The drunk friend chimed in with lyrics like:
You know what it is
We the QU [Queens] pimps
Ask any of these shorties
We ran through their cribs
Moments after, Lamar hinted that he smokes to take the pain away. SMH sadder day!
Watch the footage below.
Khloe is currently in South Africa working so is that why he said “when Khloe’s out of town, I guess I’ll still be on the DL”? If so, that’s wild. Also, did his friend leak this footage ? Talk about snake in the grass. Lamar has to be more careful out here!
Tuesday night, Future celebrated his 30th birthday with his fiance Ciara. When Future walked into the Beverly Hills Mr. Chow he had no idea that his close friends and family members would be there to celebrate with him. His surprise dinner was hosted by Ciara and she topped the night off with a throwback pic and lovey dovey message on Instagram:
I Can’t Even Put In Words How Much I Love You. Since The Day I Met You, Everyday As Been Full Of Light, Insurmountable Happiness, And Pure Love. Youre My Bestest Friend, My RockStar, My Partner, My Fiancé, My Love… My Er’Thang:) Happy Birthday @future!! Love You
Solange Knowles is putting her keen eye for fashion to good use. The 27-year old singer just inked a deal with Puma as the creative consultant and art director of sneakers and apparel.
Solange has been hinting at the new collab for quite some time now. Back in September, she even sported a pair of custom kicks in her “Lovers In the Parking Lot” video.
See more below.
To let the public know of her new gig, she released a statement via Facebook detailing her responsibilities:
After years of art directing my own projects and visuals, including music videos, photo shoots, album artwork and web content among many others, I am extremely excited to announce that I am now able to apply my passion for all things design into my new roll as an Art Director for the iconic PUMA!!!
It is in my new role that I am able to express my love for not only design but the conception of creative ideas, and the execution of them by curating amazingly talented teams. I’ve had so much fun producing special content, ad campaigns, events, and working alongside the awesome Puma team with some of my favorite emerging artists, photographers, graphic designers to create activations that really celebrates both mine and PUMA’s approach and philosophies.
Over the summer, I paired four incredible designers (GERLAN, WILLIAM OKPO, HISHAM BAROOCHA) to interpret a personal favorite of mine, the classic Puma Disc. Each designer incorporated and infused it with their own distinctive aesthetic to present our collection, “GIRLS OF BLAZE”, inspired by the sights and sounds of Brazil. I couldn’t be more excited about the results. The shit is wild, and come February I hope you will be just as in love as I am. This has been a dream job, and the ride has just begun!