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Nike's First Female Designer: Vashtie Kola

Vashtie Kola is a true diva in her own right, she’s made history by becoming the first woman ever to design a Nike sneaker! Working her way from the bottom to the top Ms. Kola is making her mark.   A graduate from New York’s School of Visual Arts studying directing/cinematography she’s been the source behind Common’s video “Testify”, Solange’s “T.O.N.Y., Kid Cudi’s “Heaven at Night” and a youtube video from Kanye’s mixtape track “Ur Places” which got a million hits in one day!!!!  To top it all off she has even started her own fashion line named Violette. This chick is doing her thang and I’m not mad at her. Check out her line at violettenewyork.com

Pics Courtesy of FashionBomb


Nike’s First Female Designer: Vashtie Kola

Vashtie Kola is a true diva in her own right, she’s made history by becoming the first woman ever to design a Nike sneaker! Working her way from the bottom to the top Ms. Kola is making her mark.   A graduate from New York’s School of Visual Arts studying directing/cinematography she’s been the source behind Common’s video “Testify”, Solange’s “T.O.N.Y., Kid Cudi’s “Heaven at Night” and a youtube video from Kanye’s mixtape track “Ur Places” which got a million hits in one day!!!!  To top it all off she has even started her own fashion line named Violette. This chick is doing her thang and I’m not mad at her. Check out her line at violettenewyork.com

Pics Courtesy of FashionBomb


A History of Rap: Jimmy Fallon, Justin Timberlake & The Roots

A History of Rap: Jimmy Fallon, Justin Timberlake & The Roots.

Whenever these two get together, there’s always a great end product.  This is their “History of Rap” on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. And I must say, it’s pretty damn accurate.  DIVAMISSION APPROVED!


New Video: Ciara "Speechless"

Ciara’s just released another video.  This one’s called “Speechless” and it will be on her new album.  This girl needs a hit!!! Check it out and tell us what you think!


New Video: Ciara “Speechless”

Ciara’s just released another video.  This one’s called “Speechless” and it will be on her new album.  This girl needs a hit!!! Check it out and tell us what you think!


New Video: Jeremih ft. 50 Cent "Down on Me"

Jeremih is releasing his sophomore album and it’s called “Down on Me” ft. Fiddy Cent.  What ya’ll think?


New Video: Jeremih ft. 50 Cent “Down on Me”

Jeremih is releasing his sophomore album and it’s called “Down on Me” ft. Fiddy Cent.  What ya’ll think?


Glee Preview: Former Beyonce Back Up Dancer Gets her Shine On!

Alright, I don’t know if anyone watches Glee…but next week’s episode is dedicated to everything Britney Spears and I must say that I am eager to watch! Yea, yea, yea, maybe Britney isn’t the best singer and dancer, but you all know you were singin’ at least one of her songs when you were little (or grown). 

Anyways, Heather Morris’ character, Britney, takes the main stage and will sing two Britney songs solo and one with Santana (Naya Rivera).  I did a little background check on Miss Morris and turns out she is quite the accomplished dancer.  She was a back up dancer on Beyonce’s The Beyonce Experience Tour and worked with our favorite diva on a Single Ladies Promotional Tour; she also danced with Tina Turner and Beyonce at the Grammy’s back in 2008.  And she was a finalist on So You Think You Can Dance before that.  Take a look at the preview and see what she’s workin’ with!


Coupled Up???: Kanye and Selita

Kanye West and Selita Ebanks

 

 Word on the street is that these two are more than just friends.  They’ve been spotted everywhere from Wimbledon tennis matches (do you think they really enjoy tennis??) to fundraising galas.  Both have been in high profile relationships before: Selita was once engaged to Nick Cannon and Kanye was engaged to fashion designer Alexis Pfifer; and who could forget good ol’ Amber Rose?  Though they both deny the romance, divaMissioN defnitely approves of this match! What do you think?


Lindsay Back in Jail…and then out AGAIN?!

Lindsay, Lindsay, Lindsay…..get. it. TOGETHER. After failing a routine drug test and admitting to it through an extremely long Twitter post, Lindsay Lohan was thrown back in jail without the option of bail until her next probation hearing on October 22.  However, news broke this morning that Lindsay will now post bail and be released.  However, she has a bunch of rules to follow, which include:

-$300,000 bail

-another SCRAM bracelet within the next 24 hours

-stay out of places where alcohol is the chief item for sale

-not allowed to possess any drugs or be with any known drug users

-be willing to submit to a law enforcement search at any time “with or without a warrant, probable cause, or reasonable suspicion.”

I personally think this is a bunch of bulls*it.  This is not a ruling; this is a celebrity ruling.  If Lindsay Lohan were any other chick walking down the street, she would still be serving her initial sentence and going to rehab for the full three months after.  I’ve almost forgotten that she is actually a talented actress.  All we can do is hope that she stops surrounding herself with bad influences and gets some real help. 

Lindsay Lohan


Explosive News: 4th Young Man Speaks Up in Eddie Long Sex Scandal!!!!

Ain’t this about a b****!  For those of you uninformed well known Bishop Eddie Long has been in the news recently about a sex scandel that involves him and some young men that attend his church “New Birth Charlotte” in North Carolina. Three young men have accused the Bishop of a having sexual relationship with them and now there’s a fourth!

The fourth young man has even taken it a step further by filing a lawsuit against the Bishop.

The lawsuit said Long told LeGrande “I will be your dad and invited the 17-year-old to journey to Kenya with him in July 2005. LeGrande said that Long gave him a sleeping pill on that trip and that the two engaged in sexual acts.

Long apparently convinced LeGrande that “engaging in a sexual relationship was a healthy component of his spiritual life.”

This is outrageous to hear and I don’t know why because it seems to be  such a trend in these days in the church. SMH. I think it is for me because I’ve watched this man on T.V. and the man can preach! Reports are even saying that he will possibly step down after he speaks on the issue on Sunday.

Pic courtesy of theybf.com


New "Wife" Added to Basketball Wives Cast

This show is a hot mess, it serves up the drama and I can’t wait for season 2! So a new wife has been added to the cast and her name is Tami Roman. She was married to baller Kenny Anderson and was divorced 4 years later, but get this they had a 5.8 million dollar pre-nup and from it has gotten half of his income and assests plus child support which reaches $8500 a month.

Can you say dammnnnn but apparently Mr. Anderson is behind $100,000 in child support. Ouch!


New “Wife” Added to Basketball Wives Cast

This show is a hot mess, it serves up the drama and I can’t wait for season 2! So a new wife has been added to the cast and her name is Tami Roman. She was married to baller Kenny Anderson and was divorced 4 years later, but get this they had a 5.8 million dollar pre-nup and from it has gotten half of his income and assests plus child support which reaches $8500 a month.

Can you say dammnnnn but apparently Mr. Anderson is behind $100,000 in child support. Ouch!


Chris Brown New Single- Yeah 3x

So Chris Breezy has a new single out entitled “Yeah 3x”. I’m still hooked on the mixed tape “Deuces” so when I’m done with that I’ll work my way to this song. Until then you guys can check it and tell us what you think!


Power Couple: Jay-Z and Beyonce

So this comes as no surprise to me but according to Guinness “Jay-Z and Beyonce have earned a combined total of $122 million through June 2009.” This has given them the title for the year’s “Power Couple” in the Guinnesses Book of World Records.  They’re killing it and I’m not mad at them!!!!


Movie Preview: The Roommate

Leighton Meester aka Blair Waldorf is scary in The Roommate.  This movie also stars Minka Kelly, also girlfriend to the very fine Derek Jeter.

Looks good!! Check it out!!


Lindsay Lohan fails her test and Paris Hilton pleads guilty

Once again, the privledged ones of Hollywood screw up. 

It was rumored earlier in the week that the recently released from prison Lindsay Lohan failed one of her daily drug tests.  Today, the talented actress addressed everyone on Twitter, confirming all of the rumors:

“Regrettably, I did in fact fail my most recent drug test and if I am asked, I am prepared to appear before judge Fox next week as a result,” she tweeted late Friday.

“Substance abuse is a disease, which unfortunately doesn’t go away over night. I am working hard to overcome it and am taking positive steps forward every day. I am testing every single day and doing what I must do to prevent any mishaps in the future.

“This was certainly a setback for me but I am taking responsibility for my actions and I’m prepared to face the consequences.

“I am so thankful for the support of my fans, loved ones and immediate family, who understand that i am trying hard, but also that I am a work in progress, just as anyone else. I am keeping my faith, and I am hopeful….Thank you all!!!

Paris Hilton, who was arrested a few weeks ago in Vegas for cocaine possession, is pleading guilty to misdemeanor drug possession and obstructing an officer in order to avoid a felony cocaine rap.  As a result, she now has a suspended jail sentence and will most likely serve probation.

Is anyone surprised by either of these girls? This just goes to show how dangerous the Hollywood lifestyle can be if you get caught up.  I personally think that Lindsay Lohan is a talented young actress with a lot of potential.  We grew up with some of her movies; it’s sad to see her on a downward spiral more than anything.  I’m happy that she admits her wrongdoing and is willing to face the consequences.  Let’s hope there’s some change on the horizon! Now for Paris…smh.

Paris Hilton


Kid Cudi in Complex Magazine: Surprising Revelations

Cudder on the October/November Complex Issue

Ok, so Kid Cudi is on the cover of the newest issue of Complex Magazine.  First, the cover is pretty damn dope.  But the interview is….interesting.  Apparently Kid Cudi has been keeping many secrets during his short hiatus.  Check the highlights below:

“I’m incomparable to anybody. I don’t care how people take that. No one can compete with me. I’m unfuckwittable; no one can knock me off my shit. I’m an unstoppable force, I’m a bullet. My trajectory is to the sky. Niggas got to do something really spectacular to fuck with me and my realm, and niggas be so bitter that you hear it in their voice.”

On not dissing other rappers in his songs: “You hear me talk about niggas? I don’t even talk about Kanye, and that’s my homeboy! They talk about Kanye like they’re bosom buddies with this nigga. Talking about ‘I be in Hawaii’—man, shut the fuck up, why you got to tell everybody everything? Then people like Wale get mad that ‘Ye ain’t give him no beats—’Ye ain’t give you no beats because we ain’t fucking with your raps.”

On the goals he has for his music: “I want my shit to be like you’re reading a novel, not a Dr. Seuss book.”

On his drug use: “I started doing cocaine to get through interviews, ’cause people wanted to know a lot about my personal life and I wasn’t prepared for a 60 Minutes interview every time. Doing bumps I was able to get through the day, but then I would smoke weed to calm me down… I was definitely high-fiving death a couple of times.”

On Perez Hilton: “He might be a good person and have a good heart, but he does a lot of fuckhead shit. Who are you to talk about people? That’s not cool. That’s why the world is so fucked up, because of hate. And he’s gay? I just don’t get that. The gay people I know are about peace and love and coming together. That shit doesn’t register with me. He’s a chump and a coward, and it’s fucked up because I met dude so many times and he had nothing but love to show me.”

On getting kicked off Lady Gaga’s Monster Ball tour after punching a fan in the crowd:“She’s going to kick me off the tour because she didn’t want that negative type of energy at her shows? Word? I never did nothing to that girl. Every time I saw her I gave her mad respect, showed her mad love. It didn’t matter, I still got paid. She spent all her money on her shows, so I probably made more off her tour than she did. That’s the ‘ha ha ha, isn’t it ironic?’ moment.”

On the importance of family: “That’s why I always told myself I’m going to make these songs for my kids, so they can follow along and know my story, if something was ever to happen to me. No matter what motherfuckers are saying or haters are putting in their ear. She can put on my records and be like, ‘Fuck all that other shit, my dad was like this.’ But I might make sure she doesn’t listen to this album until she’s 40.”

On His New Baby Girl:
There’s another thing people don’t know. I have a daughter, born March 26th of this year. Her name is Vada, and she’s f*cking awesome. That was eating me up, and it was stressing me out that nobody knew about her. I was trying to escape from that, too. Just trying to figure it out and make everyone happy, it’s a lot for somebody my age to handle. I was manning up and dealing with it in what I thought was the right way, but it was the wrong way. I want to be around for her. I can honestly say she was the wake-up call. The reality that it’s bigger than just you now—you have a responsibility and there’s no more time for mistakes. It’s time to stop f*cking around.

** On clearing up the “liquid cocaine” controversy: “Just for the record, it bugged me out that people said it was liquid cocaine. No, I’m just fucking rich, and my blow comes in a jar. There was no liquid in it—that shit makes no sense.”

On Wale taking a shot at him in a freestyle “Throwin’ ’round wallets like the dude that Kid Cudi hit”: It wasn’t a shot, it’s just a simple-ass rhyme by a simple-ass rapper. You can’t let that sh*t faze you. That’s one of those raps that just shows the world that you wack. Why would you even use that as a metaphor? Everybody think they Hov. N*ggas ain’t got the magic like they think they do; there’s only a couple of wizards in this game. I’m a wizard and I know it.

More on Wale and his rap peers:
The last album, I let people diss me, throw out those jabs in their verses and have their little slick remarks. This time around, I’m not f*cking around. I have no time to think about other n*ggas. These other motherfuckers like feeding off another n*gga’s energy, so they mention their name. You hear me talk about n*ggas? I don’t even talk about Kanye, and that’s my homeboy! They talk about Kanye like they’re bosom buddies with this n*gga. Talking about “I be in Hawaii”—man, sh*t the f*ck up, why you got to tell everybody everything? Then people like Wale get mad that ‘Ye ain’t give him no beats—’Ye ain’t give you no beats because we ain’t f*cking with your raps. It’s not a conspiracy theory. We don’t f*ck with you musically, so we’re not going to provide music for you. The shit is a service, it’s a quality of a certain standard. N*ggas are just so thirsty it’s ridiculous. I’ve been eating humble pie forever, and people still call me an asshole. These people don’t know my fucking life—now I’m going to give them something to talk about.

I must say I’m slightly disappointed in him.  Anyone who knows me knows I loooove me some Kid Cudi.  He’s weird, funny, and he isn’t the typical hip-hop artist.  But cocaine? Really? At least he admits to it.  And a daughter?! How’d he keep that one under the radar?!….Congrats!!!…I guess.

He is one of those artists that really does speak on his life through his music; hence, I am excited to hear his new album that drops next month.  I won’t pass anymore judgement until I hear some music : /


Beyonce's Back!!!!

Not that she ever left because her hits are still being played everywhere worldwide but Beyonce is indeed in the studio working on her fourth studio album people!!!! She’s working with producer Sean Garrett on some new dance tracks. Here’s what Sean had to say:

“I am going in the studio with Beyoncé this week to work on her next record. I think we are doing a lot of up-tempo records for this one. She’s in such a good place right now in life that she is interested in making party music, definitely.”

Hearing this is music to my ears. Let the true Diva come through!!! OOOwww!!


Beyonce’s Back!!!!

Not that she ever left because her hits are still being played everywhere worldwide but Beyonce is indeed in the studio working on her fourth studio album people!!!! She’s working with producer Sean Garrett on some new dance tracks. Here’s what Sean had to say:

“I am going in the studio with Beyoncé this week to work on her next record. I think we are doing a lot of up-tempo records for this one. She’s in such a good place right now in life that she is interested in making party music, definitely.”

Hearing this is music to my ears. Let the true Diva come through!!! OOOwww!!


Lady Gaga For a Cause

Lady Gaga is not playing when it comes to the rights of her gays! She recently put up a video talking about the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy which prevents gays from serving openly in the military. Gays are being asked to keep their sexuality private and under wraps and even being discharged for it! Check out the video, very informative.


Megan Fox in New Armani Commercial

Megan Fox, who began her contract with Armani last year, has just appeared in her first commercial for the designer.  It’s called “The Tip” (she’s in a hotel room, hence the title) and of course she’s walking around with no clothes on.  This girl boggles me! She’s always saying in interviews that she wants people to take her seriously and pull the brakes on the whole “sex symbol” thing.  This commercial contradicts everything she says.  At the same time, you can’t knock the hustle.  We all have to make money and for many, it means showing some skin.  I personally think the commercial isn’t that bad and I’m sure the fellas love it! But, I’ve heard and seen a lot of criticism so far, so I want to hear what you all think! Check the commercial below and leave a comment!


Porn Stars Gone Wild!

Something is wrong in the world today, and I mean seriously wrong. It’s come to the point were getting naked will get you roles! Everyone loves to talk about Kim Kardashian but lets talk Montana Fishburne , Sasha Grey and Pinky. You’ve all heard about crazy Montana Fishburne and her porn video debut but did you know that this chick is actually getting offers for mainstream roles. Yes! when asked by hollywoodreporter.com if she’ll work with Vivid again she says,

Fishburne: They offered it to me, and I’m talking with them about it, but I haven’t signed on to anything yet. I don’t know if I want to do it right away, I’m actually getting a lot of mainstream offers. I want to pursue those opportunities and then come back to it.”

Sasha Grey plays Vincent’s girlfriend and a porn star on the tv series “Entourage” but did you know that she’s a porn star in real life! I just found out last week when E! news reported it. Apparently, she was doing her porn life thing, got noticed and offered a role on the show. Wow!

And lastly Pinky, I’ve heard her name before from male friends and I guess she wants everyone to know her name. She’s a big name in the porn world and now she aspires to be a female rapper.  You can check her video out on worldstarhiphop.com because I’m not posting that mess here.

It’s women like this this that make it hard for the good girls like me and Nikki! Getting naked and having sex should not be an outlet to success, it just shouldn’t.


Will Smith Working with Bieber!

It’s all about who you know. After working with Will Smith’s son Jaden for the theme song of “The Karate Kid” Justin took the opportunity to discuss his interest in acting. Well he was talking to the right people because his manager Scooter Braun has confirmed that Justin is working with Will Smith on a feature film that will begin production in either spring or summer of next year. This kid is trying to take over the world!!