Teyana Taylor Gives Advice On Body Goals From Kanye West “Fade” VMA Music Video Performance

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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:

I do lazy workouts. Even squats hurt for me. I aint gonna front. I was 6 years old with a six pack. I was one of those brolic little kids. Once I get older I realized, ‘OK, this is not going anywhere. ‘ My arms are already kind of naturally brolic, so I try to work on things that I want more toned. I can give you advice all day on the butt and the legs.

Let me put it like this, at some point Little Debbie was sending me boxes of cakes. I always tell my mom I’m allergic to vegetables. I’m real funny. Like, if I can’t pronounce it or spell it, I won’t eat it. I’m more of a fried chicken, baked macaroni—I eat everything. I don’t eat healthy at all.

 

Watch the visual below.

Welp, there you have it Teyana Taylor makes it look so easy, so let’s gets this journey started for summer 17 and head to the gym tomorrow, or maybe Wednesday, or next year.

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Donald Trump Shows Lack of Empathy Over Dwyane Wade’s Murdered Cousin

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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.

Wade expressed his frustration through twitter as the world and NBA fans shared their condolences with sentimental posts to the Chicago Bulls player. With the sudden lost of his cousin you would’ve thought the living nightmare ended there. Unfortunately emotional intelligence is something Trump has lacked since the beginning of his political run for office.

Dwyane Wade’s cousin was just shot and killed walking her baby in Chicago. Just what I have been saying. African Americans will VOTE TRUMP!

Trump tweeted. After Trump’s distasteful tweet twitter was filled with so much outrage leaving hateful comments on his page, which initiated Trump later apologizing for his comment tweeting,

My condolences to Dwyane Wade and his family, on the loss of Nykea Aldridge. They are in my thoughts and prayers.

Don’t forget the GOP nominee publicly discriminated African American voters last week during one of his rallies saying,

Look how much African American communities are suffering under Democratic control. To those I say the following, what do you have to lose by trying something new, like Trump? You’re living in poverty. Your schools are no good. You have no jobs. Fifty eight percent of your youth is unemployed. What the hell do you have to lose?

Thoughts?

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Frank Ocean Ends Silence With New Albums ‘Blond’ And ‘Endless’

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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.

See more below.

I had the time of my life making all of this. Thank you all. Especially those of you who never let me forget that I had to finish. Which is basically everyone of yall.

He’s definitely not lying about that part, fans have been pouring their outrage and frustration out on Twitter and Instagram for the past year. Although Apple Music has categorized Blond under the pop genre, his vocal tracks, feeds off of blues, soul, all while remaining centralized to R&B. Ocean expresses himself as a male whom isn’t afraid to put away his masculine ego and open up to his vulnerabilities, especially to “Ivy” singing:

I thought that I was dreaming when you said you love me.

I’m pretty sure every man and woman can correlate to that one past heartless lover. With his new album and soulful approach can Frank Ocean earn Best R&B album of the year, or is it too early?

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Swizz Beatz: The Dean Collection x No Commission Art Fair

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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:

I want my outlet and platform to be a freedom for the artist and for the people.

I wanted this to feel like a cultural event where your vibing and hearing Spanish, African music, art collectors, billionaires, people that live with their moms, a gumbo pot the U.S. haven’t seen.

Us as a brand can really give back to the culture and do cultural moments like this where everybody can fit in.

His special message to the people at home was, “if you free the artist you free the world.”

Three Girls That Define Black Girl Magic

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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.

ST. LOUIS, MO - JUNE 26: Simone Biles competes in the floor exercise during day two of the 2016 P&G Gymnastics Championships at Chafitz Arena on June 26, 2016 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

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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Game changer Michelle Carter has become the first U.S. woman to win an Olympic shot put gold medal with 20.63 meters. “With this championship I didn’t worry; I wasn’t doubting myself.” In order to claim her triumph Carter strategized her game plan in order to defeat and upset 2 time gold medalist Valeri Adams of New Zealand just shying off with 20.42 meters.  The 31 year old NFL daughter to defensive lineman Michael Carter received the bronze medal at the 2015 World Championship. After receiving her bronze award, it seems Carter was here for one thing and one thing only, a gold medal. Alongside Carter’s free time she enjoys to work on her individual business called ShotDiva.com and is the founder of You Throw Girl Confidence Camp. Her mission is to empower and educate young millennial women while unlocking their fears and transforming into their best selves. “I want to help young girls to have that confidence in themselves and their abilities to be their best.” With her makeup line  she inspires to give women a reminder on the importance of their physical appearance. Carter’s a game attitude must run through her veins, “I came to compete; that’s one thing my Dad always went over with me: when it’s time to go, it’s time to go. There is no time for thinking, there is no time for second guessing.”

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Last but not least is 20  year old Simone Manuel whom tied for first place with Canadian Penny Oleksiak in the 100 meter freestyle. Manuel has officially become the first African American woman to win a gold medal in swimming. Her breath taking reaction of finishing across the line was a tearful sight to watch as she poured tears of joy herself. Although her reaction was priceless, Manuel’s speech was beyond heroic. “The gold medal wasn’t for me. It was for people that came before me and inspired me to stay in the spot. This is all for all who came before me and all who will come after who believe they can’t do it. Sadly at times like this with love and support in our hearts, we’re also reminded of Dorothy Dandridge. The African American woman whom dipped her toe into a pool after being told she was prohibited entry, and afterwards forced to watch the cleaners drain the entire pool from her bedroom window.

Congrats ladies!!!

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Rapper Troy Ave Sues Irving Plaza for Allowing Guns Into the Venue

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Troy Ave was given the green light by his lawyer Scott Leemon to sue concert venue Irving Plaza and promoter Live Nation on behalf of their security’s negligence, which ended with Ave getting shot in the leg and the murder of his bodyguard/friend Ronald “Banga” McPhatter.

The “She Belongs to the Game” rapper has decided to file a lawsuit three months after the annihilation on May 25 during TI’s headlining concert for Irving Plaza’s lack of security and for not properly checking guests as they entered the venue. According to multiple sources Troy Ave allegedly believes the security of Irving Plaza’s lack of competence while working on the clock is the main reason a gun was able to enter the venue. Although the Brooklyn rapper was charged with attempted murder from a surveillance camera showing Ave firing a gun, that charge was later dropped and his lawyer insisted he took the gun from the man who killed his friend “Banga”.

The BSB rapper is presently out on a $500,000 bail with charges ranging from attempted second degree murder and four counts of criminal possession of a weapon. He was also ordered to wear an electronic ankle monitor, forced to stay in New York, and is prohibited from attending clubs, bars, arenas, and stadiums. Scott Leemon this week spoke to reporters in New York addressing the lawsuit stating,

What troubles me most is the misinformation that’s being sent out. The NYPD knows Troy didn’t shoot himself. They know Troy didn’t shoot his bodyguard. That man died a hero. And to imply anything that Troy actually would hurt his lifelong friend is absolutely insane and irresponsible. Troy Ave is the victim here. He did not bring a gun into this place. And we are seeking redress for the negligence.

Prayers up. Good luck with everything Troy!

Photo Cred: NY Post

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OVO Fest 2016: Drake And Kanye Announce Collab Album, Performances With Rihanna, Future And More

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As you may or may not know, The 6 God just celebrated the 7th annual OVO Fest in his hometown of Toronto, Canada this past weekend. The Canadian pop star had guest appearances from the likes of Future, Rihanna, Popcaan, Kanye West, and other countless artists.

Fans were gazed by Drake and Rihanna’s flirty performances to Work, as well as Too Good, and was later able to turn up to the trap lord Future. And just when you thought this concert couldn’t possibly get any more lit, Kanye being his godly self delivered an important message before his performance. While the crowd was amazed at Yeezy standing on stage, he stated that he and Drake are coming together for a collaborative album.

Kanye blurted out,

Toronto, I got one question for you, Is you all ready for this album, I’m not talking about Pablo.

Later Drake came out on stage to clear up any confusion by saying,

What my brother was asking before was, are you ready if we make an album

And you can imagine how the crowd lost their minds from there. Take a look below.

With Drake and Future’s collaborative mix tape What A Time to Be Alive, making headlines within a few hours of its release there’s no telling what these two may have up their sleeves.

The concert expectedly sold out back to back within the next two nights, showing how much Toronto is in support of Drizzy. In addition to this dope event, Drake made the crowd go insane with his beaming lights, and colorful balls dropping from the ceiling rapping hit singles such as, Started From The Bottom, to HotLine Bling with the crowd echoing every single word. 

Catch a few of the performances below.

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Discussion: Is Desiigner Still Labeled A One Hit Wonder After Release Of Timmy Turner?

The “I got broads in Atlanta” rapper is the viral topic of conversation after his follow up to No. 1 smash hit Panda”. You may not be able to make out what he’s saying, but his catchy lyrics are memorizing. After being introduced to the hip hop industry with his iconic memes and remixes, Desiigner has marked his territory with his newly single “Timmy Turner”.

With the pressure of being inducted into the XXL Freshman class of 2016, Desiigner launched another banger for  his fans and anticipated doubters with one freestyle. “Timmy Timmy Turner, he been wishing for a burner to kill everybody walking,” sings the rapper whose voice has been compared to the dirty sprite rapper Future. It seems Kanye was spot on when choosing the 19 year old Brooklyn native rapper to represent the G.O.O.D music family. With his first mixtape New English released with features from his own squad Pusha T, it may seem safe to say Desiigner isn’t a one hit wonder. While we have to anxiously wait for his next move to kill everybody walking we’ll gracefully break down his contagious hook to Timmy Turner”.

Read more and listen below.

Timmy Timmy Turner

He been wishin’ for a burner

To kill everybody walkin’

You know that it’s on in the furnace

Fine bitch on BET

Hottie, why you aren’t fuckin’ on BET

Wildin’ for wallet

To kill everybody walkin’

He throwin’ his soul on the furnace.  

Listen to the full song below.

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