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Nicki Minaj’s “Pastor Lydia” Is The Worst Pastor Ever, And More Takeaways From The 2015 VMAs

Nicki Minaj (Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for BMI)

 

1. It is 8:12 am. Which means it’s been less than nine hours since I watched the VMAs. In that time span I ate (approximately) seven lukewarm tator tots, drank two glasses of water, slept for six hours, walked my dog, and took The Wife Person™ to work.

I also tried (and failed) to remember any music from last night.

I remember that people on my television screen were performing songs. I remember seeing Kool Moe Dee perform with Macklemore, and I remember thinking that his “Wild Wild West” money must’ve dried up. Or perhaps, I also thought, maybe he spent it all on a really nice deck 20 years ago. And maybe a deer died on that deck a couple months ago. And it was a really tragic death. Like, imagine if The Notebook was made with deer instead of humans. And Deer Noah died at 32. That’s how tragic it was. And the memory of the dead deer on the deck haunts him so much that he needed to tear down the old deck and build a new one. And he needed some cash for that. And that’s why he agreed to perform with Macklemore.

Anyway, I remember most of the performances, but I don’t actually remember any of the music. I don’t necessarily believe that watching a three hour long music awards show and not remembering any of the music is a bad thing. But there’s no way to argue that this is a good thing, either.

2. Nicki Minaj’s Pastor Lydia may very well be an amazing woman. Maybe she smells like RA African Pure Raw Shea Butter, looks like Gina Torres, makes red velvet pancakes from scratch, is a volunteer firewoman, and can twerk. But she is also the shittiest pastor on the planet. Although I’ve never stepped foot in her church or heard her preach, I say this with the utmost confidence. Because, if a person makes a point to shout out her pastor on national television literally five seconds before she does some “Well…Jesus aint done with me yet” shit, this person’s pastor is a terrible, awful, terrible pastor. Like, if a man who’s seeing a marriage counselor cheats on his wife, fine. Shit happens. Doesn’t make the marriage counselor a bad marriage counselor. But if dude’s at Applebee’s happy hour, and announces to the bar that his “marriage counselor is the best marriage counselor ever” moments before he fucks the hostess behind the coat check counter, and you happened to be at that bar, you’d leave thinking “Damn. That marriage counselor must be a shitty marriage counselor.”

3. And no, what happened wasn’t staged. Nicki Minaj raining all of South Jamaica Queens — every bodega, every hyena-sized rat with personality and a pension, every middle school randomly and confusingly numbered in the 100s — on Miley Cyrus was not planned. At least not planned by MTV. Or Miley Cyrus. (Who, to her credit, did manage to roll with that punch about as well as you can expect in a situation like that.) And you know it wasn’t staged because, if you watch her speech again, you can see her taking a bit of an anxious pause/breath before she went in. The same type of anxious pause/breath Kanye took before going in on Bush at the telethon a decade ago. Which veteran read mavens recognize as an “Uh oh. Someone get a plunger, cause some shit’s about to go down.” tell. Apparently the Minaj household is tired of being at the butt end of beef.

4. Kanye West is a human Rorschach test. Also, the backlash from the incident with Taylor Swift six years ago seems to have hurt him much, much, much more than any of us thought. That apparently (and surprisingly) traumatized him.

And Kim Kardashian somehow manages to consistently look like both a mature 14-year-old trying to look older and an immature 54-year-old trying to look younger at the same time. They are both so bizarre and surreal that I can’t imagine either of them being with anyone other than each other.

And this is all I’m going to say about Kanye and Kim.

5. Taylor Swift is often compared to “Regina George” — the queen bee mean girl from Mean Girls. It’s an observation both the media and even other artists have made. But I don’t think it’s entirely accurate. She does seem to be the princess of the music industry (Beyonce, obviously, is the queen, and Rihanna is the deuce of spades), but her force of personality is less intimidation and obvious machination and more passive-aggressive petty with a smile. Always with a smile. Or a pout. Because she’s just so damn nice and sweet and perfect that how could you, possibly, not like her?

Basically, she’s “Helen Harris III” — Rose’s Byrne’s passive-aggressive princess from Bridesmaids.

6. I was going to say something about how the 2015 VMAs were an intentional showcase for White cluelessness, as seemingly every popular White artist who’s recently been accused of some form of racial insensitivity was featured on the show. Someone even placed an infrared filter over the outdoor stage so Iggy Azelea could be in the daylight without evaporating into two hundred million shitty sounding crystals. But then I realized this wasn’t intentional. Because if you only featured the White pop stars who haven’t been racially problematic, you’d be left with…Katy Perry? Pink? Joe Biden? I don’t know.

7. I might have to discontinue my one-man vendetta against Big Sean, the charter school gym class of rap music. While I still believe he raps like his testicles haven’t dropped yet, all things considered, he seems like a likable guy.

8. Jared Leto’s intro of The Weeknd’s performance — and Miley’s orgasmic reaction to him — suggest that The Weeknd is the sexist man alive. That listening to his music makes women ovulate and men enroll in graduate programs. My Twitter timeline, however, told a different story. Because, according to the vast majority of the 1425 people followed by @VerySmartBros, The Weeknd is human Ambien. I have no dog in this fight, but I do think this qualifies as a paradox.

9. Anyway, back to Miley. She is perhaps the world’s only vaudevillian millennial. Which would seem like a contradiction. But fits her, because she is a contradiction. She dresses and performs like she’s following steps 1 through 23 in a rote catalogue of “Ways To Be Controversial.” She’d come on stage dressed as a giant clitoris chained to a whale clitoris if she thought that’d be entertaining. But she sounds and carries herself like she’s 57 years old. Seriously, if you just closed your eyes and listened to the diction and confidence and performative world-weariness of her voice, you’d think her name was Maude or Meryl instead of Miley. If Nicki Minaj would have said what she said to her to Taylor Swift instead, Swift would have disintegrated into a puddle of the saddest, Whitest tears that have ever teared. But while Miley tried to deflect with that “taken out of context” line, she didn’t exactly cower or back down either. And I do, grudgingly, respect that.

10. It’s been (approximately) 90 minutes since I first started writing this. And I still don’t remember any of the music from last night. I do remember, however, that the best music video I’ve ever seen — “Never Catch Me” by Flying Lotus feat. Kendrick Lamar — was released in the last calendar year. And did not receive any mention on a live show recognizing the best music videos of the year. I guess this is a paradox too.

Damon Young

Damon Young is the editor-in-chief of VSB. He is also a columnist for GQ.com And he's working on a book of essays to be published by Ecco (HarperCollins). Damon is busy. He lives in Pittsburgh, and he really likes pancakes. Reach him at damon@verysmartbrothas.com. Or don't. Whatever.

  • Epsilonicus

    “every hyena-sized rat with personality and a pension”

    I am glad to see that Baltimore is not alone lol.

  • JennyJazzhands

    I have come to the conclusion that I, at 30 years old, am just no longer hip. I didn’t recognize any of the non black performers or their song. I have only heard bad blood once while standing in line at subway (more on that later). And I, legit, thought uptown funk was going to win because I hear it everywhere. I also figure that when kids bop remakes your song that you’ve really made it.
    After the VMAs, I felt unfulfilled, so I went on YouTube and stumbled upon a 90s dance mix that started off with tootsie roll, whomp there it is, poison, when I dip you dip and back that azz up, so I ended the night drenched in sweat and exhausted from, literally, dancing the night away.

    • Epsilonicus

      At least you watched it. I just watched Fear The Walking Dead then turned to pre-season football. I did not realize it was on until too late lol.

      • Bushido Brown

        About Fear The Walking Dead. What your opinion on it so far?

        • Epsilonicus

          It is hard to watch. Not because it is terrible, but because the viewer gets what the zombies are about yet the characters do not. So at times I find it frustrating.

          • I get what they’re going for but I feel like most viewers are already spoiled in zombie lore so it’s frustrating to watch people have no idea what they’re doing

            • Epsilonicus

              And the writers ssaid they not telling what caused the zombie apocalypse which is even more effed up.

              • AlwaysCC

                damn it! i was hoping that was going to be the purpose of the show *rethinks watching FWD*

                • Epsilonicus

                  It is still good though. The dad in the show holds it together.

                  • Careful she bites

                    wait…what!!! i thought that was the purpose of the show too. i dvr it but i might not watch it now. these new zombies don’t have the same appeal as these tried and true, rotting in the sun and season for months zombies in TWD.

                    • Epsilonicus

                      It is good. Still watch it.

                  • Dcetstyle

                    The dad is the only character I “care” about so far. Unlike Sheriff Rick and Glenn and them that grabbed me right away. I will stick with it because why not, but if they aren’t even going to say why folks went zombie, what is the point?

                    • Epsilonicus

                      I like the dope fiend son. I dont know why but I really like him. I think it is because you can see the potential he has if he gets himself together.

                    • Dcetstyle

                      I can admit, I kinda like dope fiend. I really don’t like the mom tho. Like really want her to be the shocking death of a main character.

                    • Epsilonicus

                      The mom can go. She is kinda useless.

      • PaddyfotePrincess

        You didn’t miss a thing. Nicki’s clap back and Kanye’s speech were entertaining, but that’s about it.

      • JennyJazzhands

        I tuned in after fear the walking dead. Do you like it? I’m enjoying it but the social media critics are saying it’s too slow.

        • Epsilonicus

          I like it. I think we are so used to the other Walking Dead which is further along. The second episode had some action it. However it is frustrating because you as the viewer know how dangerous the walkers are but the characters don’t and so you end up yelling uselessly at the tv.

          • JennyJazzhands

            Yes! I was so mad at the lady when she almost got tobias killed. Trying to reason with the principal who had already turned after she had already seen a walker in person. I, also don’t appreciate all of the black men getting sick first.

            • Epsilonicus

              Tobias is keeping it G. He was like “lady, gimme my knife back or else”

              • JennyJazzhands

                I like him. I hope he is a long term characte . He’s the only one that knew what was going on from jump.

                • Epsilonicus

                  I hope so too. Dude is smarter than he looks.

                  • JennyJazzhands

                    Yeah but he’s slow and weak. Hopefully we’ll get to see him turn into a zombie killing ninja. He reminds me of when I first saw Glen on TWD.

                    • Epsilonicus

                      I can’t front, I figured Glen was gonna die early. Boy was I wrong.

                    • JennyJazzhands

                      Me too. And Carol in the beginning.

                    • Epsilonicus

                      Carol is the one character you just dont want to eff with

                    • JennyJazzhands

                      I know! She cray. And to think that her husband used to beat her.

                    • AlwaysCC

                      zombies change things lol

                    • Bushido Brown

                      Carol just reached a new level of not taking no ish that I wish I could reach.

                    • JennyJazzhands

                      I think most people could reach that level if their lives were in danger.

                    • Manny

                      It’s odd because she’s so weak in the comics.

                    • JennyJazzhands

                      Really? I need to read those.

                    • Manny

                      Yes theyre very intense. To tje point of depressing me. I had to stop reading them.

            • Mindluvsoul

              So I wasn’t the only one screaming at her through the screen to bash Mr. Principal’s head in??

              • Epsilonicus

                Like where is Michionne when you need her lol

              • JennyJazzhands

                No you weren’t. She already saw the drug dealer dude so why didn’t they just run when the kid said run. I would have left her. My mother always says, “when there is an emergency or life threatening situation, run away from white women, they’ll get you killed.”

          • DG

            Yeah, that’s pretty much it. It’s like watching a prequel to a really good movie you’ve seen…you already know how things turn out, but watching the evolution of it is frustrating.
            I wonder how the show rates for someone who hasn’t started watching TWD yet?

      • We taped the pilot and the second episode because of the Last Ship and Raider game and I have no clue as to when I’ll watch eithet episode. All of the reviews that I’ve seen say it’s extremely frustrating to watch.

        • Epsilonicus

          It is bc you know the danger but the characters do not. Otherwise, it is a good show.

        • JennyJazzhands

          The last ship is back on?! I really got into that show on hulu.

          • The last episode of the season is next week. Still good but the villains aren’t nearly as douchey as the Russian admiral. Crazier though.

        • Epsilonicus

          I have been wanting to watch the Last Ship. Is it any good?

          • It’s what you’d expect from a disaster /action show on free cable.

            • Illumina

              Good description. Most times all is want from my TV is to be entertained and the Last Ship did that.

              Now I have another show to add to my watchlist.

    • Mika

      Yup, im 31 and I watched like, wtf is this? LOL

    • Overtymer Adio

      I can help you relive the good times every Friday and Saturday on my internet radio station: rdo.to/OTMR. Come by and check us out at OverTymeMusicRadio. Desktop, laptop and tablet users for now. I am 43 and have very little interest in the pop world whatsoever. Come and join me.

    • nylahou

      The show was just bad. The controversies overshadowed the music by far. Plus, Miley distracted me in a bad way. Gross alert ahead: when I look at her, I taste snot in my mouth. I said it.

      • JennyJazzhands

        That is an accurate description. She should really put the chicken cutlet cheeks away.

    • John Mitchell

      How ironic. The VMAs were so non music and non video that the only interesting convo (after a pretty funny article) Is about avtv show.

      • FILTHIER

        I only watched it for the drag queens. Well, I kept turning it back and forth waiting until the drag queens popped up.

    • Sigma_Since 93

      “when kids bop remakes your song that you’ve really made it.”

      Why did this make me laugh out loud!

      • JennyJazzhands

        Because its true and you know it lol. :)

    • mzpw2015

      Just know that you are not alone. I recently turned 30 & have no clue who “nae nae” is.

  • I do respect Miley’s stance aka Maude or Meryl in response to Nicki. And I know this only cause I caught the Today Show recap LOL!!

  • 1. Why does Kim continue to let her husband dress her body? She is my height. I am all of 5’3 and bre3asts aside, Kim and I share similar proportions. He refuses to believe that she’s petite and treats her like a size 00, 6’2 super model. No. She is pregnant. And she is only a few inches away from being a legal midget. Again, YOUR SHORT AR$E WIFE IS PREGNANT AND HER BODY ISN’T SET UP TO BE DRESSED IN THINGS THAT WOMEN WHO WEIGH 95lbs WEAR!

    2. Fat Amy really pissed me off with that mockery of police brutality. I know white people are clueless and know no boundaries as it concerns anything but why do they continue to show their collective boney ar$es?

    3. I am starting a prayer circle for Miley Cyrus and Donald Trump to meet untimely deaths before the year ends because Matthew 18:20 states “For where two or three are gathered in my name, there I am among them.”

    • LuckBALady

      1. Yes.
      2. Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaasssssssssssssssssssssssss
      3. I touch and agree.

    • Val

      No, AP, Trump must continue on his quest to destroy the Republican Party. As for Miley; no one will miss her.

      • Even at the expense of the Republican party suffering a slight decrease in support, Trump has already encouraged two white men to savagely beat a homeless Latino man and urinate on him. The sooner he disappears from this planet, the better. That being said, the fact that so many white people agree with Trump as it relates to a myriad of issues lets me know that me hating white people across the board isn’t nearly as problematic as people tell me it is.

        • Val

          Sorry to hear about what happened to those guys but I think the greater good would be to allow him to finish blowing up the Republican Party. It needs to go.

          • There will always be people like Trump around though, so…..yea

        • Dcetstyle

          I think being aware of how “they”really are, is beneficial to one’s health.

    • Mika

      2) Thought I was the only one who did NOT find that ish funny. and then had the nerve to introduce the award for the hip hop video shortly after. That deserved a FOH. Didnt find Miley and 36 mafia’s skit funny either.

    • PhlyyPhree

      #3… A-MEN!*

      Well, they don’t have to die, because I’m sure God doesn’t answer prayers for death. Ive tried. But, I would like for them to get together and go SOMEWHERE ELSE, ANYWHERE ELSE,BUT AMERICA. for a very long time.

    • Janelle Doe

      I didn’t watch the VMA’s but from what y’all say happened, there is a need for Omarosa to come and speak on mediocrity again like she told Bethanny

  • Val

    My tumblr dash said that Miley referred to Snoop Dogg Lion as her ‘mammy’. Is that true?

    Anyway, the MTV Awards are reason #3,046 why I don’t have cable.

    • Yes it is true that she said this. The entire night consisted of her making tasteless “jokes” at the expense of black people and yelling out marijuana or weed whenever possible.

      • Val

        Her whole career is based upon stealing from us and then making fun of us.

        • Epsilonicus

          Yup.

        • I don’t get how she has a fan base. Even if I were white and between the ages of 13-21, she just comes off as extra corny all of the time. She like that loud girl in high school who was hayle bent on hearing herself talk at the highest decibel imaginable.

          • Epsilonicus

            She is the epitome of doing too much.

            • I don’t get it, I don’t see how she continues to get play for being so corny. I’m ready for her to finally graduate up to meth and/or crack and be unable to function enough to make public appearances.

              • Epsilonicus

                Meth would be the best road for her to go down.

                • PhlyyPhree

                  Wouldn’t heroin be faster?

                  • Epsilonicus

                    She could also play in traffic on the German autobahn.

                    • PhlyyPhree

                      Whichever is more fun for her and gets the job done.

                  • Sloppy Chocolate

                    No because they have Nalaxone, commonly known as Narcan, used to reverse the effects of a heroin or opioid overdose. This is what their using in new jersey to save all them.

                    • dadumdee

                      Ain’t that about a bitch, too!!! Crack epidemic happens, they running stock film of junkies, money stacks, guns and gangstas. No health care, and they changed the law to be even harsher. Heroin epidemic happens to white people, here come the life saving drugs and all this sympathy.

          • Nahknee_nanee

            Because she is not like that outside of a camera. She’s only like that in certain situations. I guess she may be …an appropriating poser when the time is right.

    • PaddyfotePrincess

      She did a skit with Snoop in which she ate a weed brownie and called him her mammy. Highest level of tomfoolery.

      • Val

        There seems to always be a n@gro willing to play along and be the c00n.

        • PaddyfotePrincess

          Sad, but true.

        • Question

          This is the part I don’t get. Are Negroes that desperate for validation and does non-Black validation mean that much to them…?

          • Yes and yes. White validation is VERY important to a grip of black artists. Kanye is the perfect example of this.

    • AlwaysCC

      after reading all the recaps i, too, am soooo happy we don’t have cable!

      • Val

        But, if they ever offer ala carte cable I’m going to jump on it. Lol

        • AlwaysCC

          me too!! lol hgtv and the hallmark movie channel* are missed…

          *yes, i realize i (along with 65+ women) am one of the few people who watch this channel

          • Val

            I was really, really missing HGTV until you told me their shows were on netflix. I’ve been getting my fix ever since. Lol

            Lol@Hallmark movie channel. That’s so cute.

            • Kema

              Hey Val!!!!! Do you have any Netflix movies suggestions?

              • LehcarB

                Not a movie but the Netflix original Bloodline was great

                • Illumina

                  Really. I started it a couple of months ago, but I need to finish it.

              • HAPPY BIRTHDAY

                • Kema

                  Thank you!!!!! :-)

                  • Val

                    Oh wow, Happy birthday, Kema! Enjoy!

                    • Kema

                      Thanks!

                  • nillalatte

                    Bday wishes to you Kema! Hope it’s wonderful. #TeamVIRGO

              • Val

                Hiya, Kema!

                *waves*

                Try a film called “Home”. It stars Gbenga Akinnagbe. He played Chris Partlow in The Wire. Best film I’ve seen in a while. It has a mostly Black cast but it’s not a “black film”.

              • LadyIbaka

                My girlfriend!!!! Happy birthday!!!! You better twerk!!

              • LMNOP

                Happy Birthday!!

          • miss t-lee

            My grandmother watches those Hallmark movies in marathon form. I’ve seen way more of them than I care to.

            • Epsilonicus

              My mom watches ID channel. My dad swears she tryna find a way to off him for the insurance money lol

              • AlwaysCC

                ID shows have you thinking you can get away with murder lol i binge watch them on netflix

              • miss t-lee

                LMFAO

          • IsitFridayyet?

            LOL! The Hallmark Movie Channel is the GOAT. I have to drop everything when they play “The Magic of Ordinary Days”

            • AlwaysCC

              matlock, perry mason, and murder, she wrote* marathons are the best!

              *i will neither confirm nor deny that i watched all 256 episodes on netflix

          • Cleojonz

            I am not gonna lie. I love a terribly formulaic hallmark movie now and then. Boy meets girls, boy loses girl, boy wins her back again lol.

            • LadyIbaka

              Yaz!!

          • Jennifer

            Hush. I’m 35 and about that HGTV life. Plus, my roomie and I bond every Christmas season with those terrible Hallmark holiday movies starring has-been 80s and 90s actors. YES!

            • Sigma_Since 93

              “Hush. I’m 35 and about that HGTV life.”

              That HGTV life will having you think you can:

              Redecorate your pad for under $500
              Use power tools like a pro when you can barely turn a wrench
              Flip that house in the hood for significant profit.

              • Epsilonicus

                I might be working on flipping houses and getting my realtors license bc I watched some HGTV.

                • Sigma_Since 93

                  I’m at the courthouse now waiting for the tax auction to start! Lol

                • tgtaggie

                  Its actually not that difficult to do. I think I could be pretty good at it bc I’m a contractor by trade.

                  • Epsilonicus

                    Im thinking of starting off wholesaling and then going from there.

                  • Sigma_Since 93

                    I would need to find how they can get the crew to do the whole house in 15 days for $10,000

                    • Epsilonicus

                      Non union workers?

                    • Sigma_Since 93

                      I’m not sure. The m.o. is always dude comes in with his bid and (insert host here) comes back with a counter that’s 1/3 the proposal and dude agrees.

                    • tgtaggie

                      Probably a combination of free materials and labor bc they’re on HGTV

                  • LadyIbaka

                    Contractors rock, don’t ask why doe!!

                    • tgtaggie

                      I guess that’s a good thing lol

              • Jennifer

                “That HGTV life will having you think you can…”

                I’m not that practical. HGTV is like my own private VH1 — full of reality shows where I stay clowning the hosts or the house owners while also admiring the decor (or clowning it). Tiny House Hunters = Love and Hip Hop Atlanta in my book.

                • Epsilonicus

                  I could never do a tiny house. I need more space. Plus I dont need to be THAT close to my wife all the time.

                • Val

                  Wait…there’s a show on HGTV called Tiny House Hunters?

                  • Epsilonicus

                    Mmmhmm

                  • kimest3e

                    Yes. The people doing the “hunting” are always what my Grandma calls “different type of folks”.

                    • Sigma_Since 93

                      Word. If they truly wanted a tiny house, they could move to Manhattan! The places they buy are practically the same size and cost!

                  • Jennifer
                    • Val

                      Thanks. Wow, if I ever get to see that show I’m sure I’ll OD on it. Lol My kind of show for sure.

              • AlwaysCC

                when we were looking for a new home, my husband found at LEAST one wall he wanted to demo in every house lol i had to take away his HGTV privileges

          • pettypettyprincess__

            I LOVE the Hallmark channel….mainly for reruns of The Middle *don’t judge me* lol

    • Kim

      lol Last night made me deeply consider cutting the cord but I need my trashy reality TV.

      • Val

        I might have to sign up for a month next summer to see the Olympics though. Lol

        • Cleojonz

          You’ll probably just be able to stream that on nbc on your phone or ipad or whatever next summer.

      • Illumina

        We did ii! We cut the cord last week. Signed up for SlingTV so I can watch my sports and other random stuff.

        • Val

          Are you satisfied with Sling so far?

          • Illumina

            So far it serves its purpose.

            We have 4 Rokus in the house and installed the app on them. One thing we noticed that you cannot have more than one Roku using the app at a time. It probably won’t be a big deal because my nephews watch YouTube and Vine more than TV.

        • TeeChantel

          FWIW, Sling is great. I hated paying $154 a month for cable.

          • Epsilonicus

            I am only paying $50 a month. Why so high?!?!?!?!

            • TeeChantel

              I meant to say for the phone, cable and internet bundle. Even so, $154 a month is too much for me. I hardly watch that much tv and I have a cell phone — no need for a landline phone.

              • Epsilonicus

                You had me worried lol

                • TeeChantel

                  Oh, no worries. I would have caught a fit if I’d been paying that much for just cable.

    • ChiefbutnotA_Keef

      For me, all (mostly) quitting cable did was make me a youtube junkie

      • Val

        There’s a lot of good films and TV shows on youtube. Lol

        • LadyIbaka

          Recommend two for me please and thanks!

          *waving*!!!! Heeeeyyyy!!!

          • ChiefbutnotA_Keef

            ‘That Guy’ is a great serious on black and sexy tv

            • LadyIbaka

              Thanks, Chief!

          • Val

            Search, AM, you’ll easily find something.

        • celinad6

          “First” on Issa Rae’s Channel

    • I’m always surprised about the supreme lack of criticism Snoop has gotten for crossing over the way he has unlike pretty much any/every other Black artist gets.

      • Val

        Not to mention his extreme misogyny.

        • I mean that’s loudly and proudly been there for decades considering he’s been calling himself and affiliating himself with pimps since forever.

  • The MTV Awards was simply a celebration of the unholy union of ratchedome and hipsterdome.

    Certain things aren’t meant to be, but they unfortunately are.

  • For the first time in recent memory:

    2015 BET Awards >>> 2015 MTV VMAs

    http://www.eonline.com/eol_images/Entire_Site/2015528/rs_500x281-150628183553-Diddy.gif

    • dadumdee

      First time I’m seeing the gif and I’m dying!!! Also, I’m betting that the King of Petty saw that huge hole and that cuz was diddy boppin right towards and his petty little inner voice was like ‘wait for it…wait for it…teee-heee-heeeeeee’

  • Courtney Wheeler

    I really think the Kanye hate is really overblown. I mean you can’t say he isn’t talented because well duh..he freaking is. His speech proves he’s fully aware of himself and how people perceive him to be. That obviously has hurt him and it’s like he tries so hard to explain himself but it just comes out weird. I dunno..I enjoy genuine-ish moments.

    And Miley? Yeah girl. You didn’t crumble but..you don’t want it. Take that on the chin and oddly twerk on a stage in Omaha Nebraska.

    • I’d agree. But Iverson was talented too and look what he went thru his entire career…mind you, he never messed with any white swan princess like Taylor Swift either. I’m actually surprised Kanye’s as big a “pop star” as he actually is.

      • Courtney Wheeler

        Miss Swift accepted his apology plus Kanye is a walking meme. Not to mention athletes seem to be less forgiving than music artist. it’s strange though but I felt Iverson was just in “suicide PR” mode toward the end of his career.

        • Jennifer

          ::sigh:: Man, I really wish Kanye’s mama was still alive. She kept him grounded in spite of all the stuff around him. He has done plenty of dumb things, but her death was really a turning point for him (obviously).

    • Val

      I definitely think the hate Kanye received for interrupting Taylor was WAY overblown. I mean it’s not like he interrupted her doing brain surgery. Lol It was just an MTV Award. Geez.

    • Julian Green

      I Kanye deserves all of the hate he gets (from me, at least). It’s not what he does; it’s how he does it. If you go to a public forum, make an 8 minute speech and spend 5 of it not making any sense, then you deserve to get called a clown.

      • Courtney Wheeler

        He’s always made sense to me..but as much as he’s made for the spotlight he’s not at the same time. It’s really weird.

        He’s so brash and impulsive but at the same time he comes off as an open book/wound who desperately just wants for people to get him.

        I dunno man..

        • Julian Green

          I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve never seen what’s so special about Kanye West as an artist, but he seems an intelligent man who is very aware of his image and the position that he holds. He’s a 38 year old multi-millionaire; at this point, I don’t get why he isn’t able to articulate his criticisms in any fashion other than melodrama.

    • LadyIbaka

      Who on this earth is not aware of themselves?! He wants to come across as being misunderstood, when he is very much understood. He part of the fake deep tribe, Tyrese come get yo family. He never states anything revolutionary or mind blowing. Just pure utter nonsense, that he KNOWS is nonsense but puts on the dramatics as if he is saying something profound.

      • Tonya Kyle

        Dead at Tyrese

  • dadumdee

    Bruh, you are a wordsmith of legend!!! You will have to replace your keyboard soon if you keep scorching it up with fire like this “And Kim Kardashian somehow manages to consistently look like both a mature 14-year-old trying to look older and an immature 54-year-old trying to look younger at the same time.”

    • Aye Bee

      That right there!!! I read that and shook my head in agreement. That perfectly describes her oddness with all the surgery and such.

    • dadumdee

      “Someone even placed an infrared filter over the outdoor stage so Iggy Azelea could be in the daylight without evaporating into two hundred million shitty sounding crystals.”
      Bruh, seriously, you are going to make me go back and find everyone who contributed to my ability to read and profusely thank them! I am so loving words right now.

  • Charlisia Nwachukwu

    twitter seems to be my only reason for watching any music awards lately.. and by lately I mean the last 4 years. However watching Kanye fans struggle to interpret Kanye’s speech to the rest of us was amusing. I will say I would rather have Kanye as president than Donald Trump… I mean if we form a third party called Asshole… He is perfect… we should also add Dame Dash, Mel Gibson and scott disick to that party.. Debate gold. *shrug*

    • Sarita Alexander

      when i heard he said that ish, i immediately thought ‘Dame for VP on that ticket’

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