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Amber Rose: ‘We’re Definitely Going to Get Married and Have Babies’

Amber Rose is known for two things: her bionic body and her dating life.  The “hip hop socialite” has been making sweet music with Wiz Khalifa for the past couple of months and everyone knows it.  Whether he’s bringing her on stage at her shows, kissing on the red carpet or snuggled up at awards shows, they’re not afraid of a little PDA.  In an exclusive interview with Global Grind, she’s dishing about wanting to settle down and misconceptions about her:

Amber Rose On Planning To Marry Wiz Khalifa:

“We’re definitely going to get married and have babies. Not right now because we’re still busy and we still want to enjoy each other first. We want to go on vacation, travel and just enjoy each other company, but he’s definitely the one. We’re definitely going to lay it down and get it done.”

Amber Rose On The Rumors and Lies:

“Worst thing I read about myself, are the countless rumors that are just made up off the top of someone’s head. They don’t care about my life or my livelihood. They were just like ‘Oh there’s nothing going on in the world, let’s make up something about Amber, post it and everyone in the world believed it.'”

Amber Rose On All The Attention:

“I do not like attention at all. I don’t like to be out there. It seems like that because the paparazzi follows me and I’ll get photographed, but I’m always kind of like really low key and they just catch me. I always try to go another way so I’m not bothered or out there. I’m really shy. I like to stay away from all that, like, celebrity stuff. I don’t go to clubs, I don’t go to Hollywood parties, I don’t drink like that. I’m a homebody, and I love to cook.”

Are you feeling the love or do you think this whole thing is a sham?

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Joie Chavis Talks Bow Wow and Motherhood

Model Joie Chavis has been in the spotlight for sometime since giving birth to Bow Wow’s daughter, but has yet to say much.  In an exclusive sit down with Global Grind, she talks about how she met Bow Wow, his plans to be a father and her future career.  Interview Highlights below:

On how she met Bow Wow:

It’s pretty funny because he contacted me because he saw my tattoo and he wanted to use me in one of his videos. He initially wanted to use me for a shoot with him because he liked my tattoo. But ironically we never moved forward with the shoot, so we just remained friends and the rest is history.

On being there for him:

He would always talk to me. We became friends before anything. So he would always talk to me and I was straight to the point with him. I would always tell him ‘you have fans, you have people who admire and look up to you. You have a beautiful blessing on the way that you have to live for. You have so much to live for so don’t think like that.’

On Bow Wow taking responsibility for his daughter:

He’s getting all these props as dad of the year, I just hope he does the work, in fact, I pray he becomes an example to all young fathers.  I was happy to hear his statements, I just pray he lives up to it.

On Bow Wow Seeing His Daughter for the First Time:

 He didn’t say much, he just kept looking at her like wow. He just kept saying, ‘Wow! She’s so beautiful I can’t believe I’m a father.’ It was touching for him and he was kind of tearing up. This is new for him like it is for me.

Rumors have been spreading that Bow and Joie don’t get along, but after reading both of their interviews, it’s hard to tell.  Read Joie’s entire interview here.


Russell Simmons Talks to Bow Wow About His New Daughter

Bow Wow announced earlier this week that he is a proud father to his daughter Shai.  In his detailed letter to fans, he also touched on almost committing suicide and pulling himself out of a depression over the past few months.  Russell Simmons sat down with Bow Wow today to talk more about that letter and life in general.  Highlights below:

On the suicide thoughts:

The suicide thoughts just really came because I think earlier I was exposed to so much Uncle Russ to the point to where I kinda felt like it ruined my adulthood. When I was younger I wish I listened to everybody that was older telline me “don’t do that just yet you should wait” or “don’t go to the club yet you should really wait until your 21 or you got nothing to look forward to.” So that’s what happened, for me being around Jermaine and everybody so young I was around EVERYTHING. So by the time I got 18, I was really 26 (laughs) and I didn’t wanna go to the club no more. When I got 20, I was like “Ok now I’m ready to get married.” Now I feel like I’m 40! So the older I got, the I just noticed my friends…I was like “I can’t really hang with y’all” because they’d go to the club and I’ve done all that when I was 14. So it made me realize like “what am I here for? What am I living to do?” I just got so stressed out because I felt like I did everything too fast and it didn’t leave me with nothing to look forward to. Now that I have my daughter I don’t even have those thoughts no more. Because now it’s like I got something to live for, I got more movies to go get, more records to go make because I gotta go hard for her now. So now I do have a purpose. So it took for me to have a dark period and pray to God that it’s all gone and now it’s a whole other ballgame.  I’m just focused and it’s just me coming out being clean about my situation. It’s just a whole new outlook on life! It’s dope!

On his fan’s reaction to the letter:

The whole thing that I was scared about was once everybody knows, what about the other people that I love, you know what I’m saying? Like how would they feel. I was so nervous about the people who’s around me before who I tried to keep it a secret too…I was like “man I wonder how they’re gonna react?” I wondered if they not going to want to be around me or be my friend no more or how’s it gonna be, but I guess honesty just takes you a long way. People really can respect the truth.

On getting advice from Tyrese (Gibson):

Even Tyrese, who’s a good friend of mine, called me and was like “man, you don’t even know what you just did.” He said “you just made my week because you’re the first young African-American, you know you’re the youngest one in the game right now with a kid, you have a chance to have every male your age and younger who has kids now…you can make them step up and become better men.”  So when he told me that, I was like “WOW.” I didn’t even think about that and I never had my father in my life…ever! So this just makes me want to step up and just go harder even more and give her everything my father never gave. 

It’s nice to see a young man like Bow stepping up and taking responsibility.  The world doesn’t need any more deadbeat daddies!

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Ashley Judd Is Now Apologizing For Calling Hip-Hop “Rape Culture”

We reported to you that Ashley Judd called Hip-Hop rape culture and proceeded to try and justify her statement in her new book. Rather it be for publicity or what she was completely wrong in every sense for ever saying such a thing. If you didn’t get a chance to read what she said here it is,

“Along with other performers, YouthAIDS was supported by Rap and Hip Hop artists like Snoop Dogg and P. Diddy to spread the message…um, who? Those names were a red flag,” Judd writes in her book.

“As far as I’m concerned, most Rap and Hip Hop music–with its rape culture and insanely abusive lyrics and depictions of girls and women as ‘ho’s’–is the contemporary soundtrack of misogyny. I believe that the social construction of gender–the cultural beliefs and practices that divide the sexes and institutionalize and normalize the unequal treatment of girls and women, privilege the interest of boys and men, and, most nefariously, incessantly sexualize girls and women–is the root cause of poverty and suffering around the world.”

If your like me then you were outraged and ready to go in on Ms. Judd. The thing is plenty of people felt the same way and spoke out against her ignorant comments and she is not apologizing for it do to the backlash. Read her apology below.

I have looked closely at the feedback I have received about those two paragraphs, and absolutely see your points, and I fully capitulate to your rightness, and again humbly offer my heartfelt amends for not having been able to see the fault in my writing, and not having anticipated it would be painful for so many. Crucial words are missing that could have made a giant difference. It should have read: “Some hip-hop, and some rap, is abusive. Some of it is part of the contemporary soundtrack misogyny (which, of course, is multi-sonic). Some of it promotes the rape culture so pervasive in our world…..” Also, I, ideally, would have anticipated that some folks would see only representations of those two paragraphs, and not be familiar with the whole book, my work, and my message. I should have been clear in them that I include hip-hop and rap as part of a much larger problem. It is beyond unfortunate that I am talking about some, for example, of Snoop Dogs’ lyrics, an assumption has been spread I was talking about every single artist in both genres. That is false and distorted. Here, I am again aware that it would be impossible for me to get this “exactly right.” Some will find fault, no matter how careful I am, no matter what my intentions.

I said it would hit the fan and wouldn’t go unnoticed. There you have it.


Ashley Judd Is Now Apologizing For Calling Hip-Hop "Rape Culture"

We reported to you that Ashley Judd called Hip-Hop rape culture and proceeded to try and justify her statement in her new book. Rather it be for publicity or what she was completely wrong in every sense for ever saying such a thing. If you didn’t get a chance to read what she said here it is,

“Along with other performers, YouthAIDS was supported by Rap and Hip Hop artists like Snoop Dogg and P. Diddy to spread the message…um, who? Those names were a red flag,” Judd writes in her book.

“As far as I’m concerned, most Rap and Hip Hop music–with its rape culture and insanely abusive lyrics and depictions of girls and women as ‘ho’s’–is the contemporary soundtrack of misogyny. I believe that the social construction of gender–the cultural beliefs and practices that divide the sexes and institutionalize and normalize the unequal treatment of girls and women, privilege the interest of boys and men, and, most nefariously, incessantly sexualize girls and women–is the root cause of poverty and suffering around the world.”

If your like me then you were outraged and ready to go in on Ms. Judd. The thing is plenty of people felt the same way and spoke out against her ignorant comments and she is not apologizing for it do to the backlash. Read her apology below.

I have looked closely at the feedback I have received about those two paragraphs, and absolutely see your points, and I fully capitulate to your rightness, and again humbly offer my heartfelt amends for not having been able to see the fault in my writing, and not having anticipated it would be painful for so many. Crucial words are missing that could have made a giant difference. It should have read: “Some hip-hop, and some rap, is abusive. Some of it is part of the contemporary soundtrack misogyny (which, of course, is multi-sonic). Some of it promotes the rape culture so pervasive in our world…..” Also, I, ideally, would have anticipated that some folks would see only representations of those two paragraphs, and not be familiar with the whole book, my work, and my message. I should have been clear in them that I include hip-hop and rap as part of a much larger problem. It is beyond unfortunate that I am talking about some, for example, of Snoop Dogs’ lyrics, an assumption has been spread I was talking about every single artist in both genres. That is false and distorted. Here, I am again aware that it would be impossible for me to get this “exactly right.” Some will find fault, no matter how careful I am, no matter what my intentions.

I said it would hit the fan and wouldn’t go unnoticed. There you have it.


Flo Rida Gives the Deets on Eva Diva

 

As you all know, Florida rapper Flo Rida and ANTM alum Eva Marcille have been dating for some time now.  Flo recently revealed to Global Grind (love them) how he met this diva:

“I’ve always been a fan of her doing her modeling thing. She’s a beautiful individual. Meeting her I realized she had a beautiful heart. Initially it was seeing her out and about while I was working and she was working. So we got each other’s contact, I pursued and we kept talking to each other. Right now we are talking and I’m definitely feeling her and vice versa.”

I’m sorry Flo, but “we are talking?” That’s high school language right there.  Let’s upgrade to “dating” please.  What do you think of this match?