Posts Tagged ‘Statement’

Cardi B Isn’t Joining Bruno Mars On Tour Anymore — See Her Heartfelt Statement

Cardi B is being careful with herself.

On Thursday night (July 26), the “I Like It” rapper announced that she’ll no longer be joining Bruno Mars on the last leg of his 24K Magic tour. Cardi’s guest spot was announced back in February, but after welcoming her first child, a daughter named Kulture, on July 10, Cardi admitted that she “underestimated this whole mommy thing” and wasn’t ready to hit the stage.

“Not only am I not just not ready physically, I’m not ready to leave my baby behind since the doctors explained it’s not healthy for her to be on the road,” she wrote on Twitter.

She added, “I hope you guys understand that this decision has been the hardest to make but I have to do what’s best for myself and my baby!”

Cardi elaborated on her decision on Instagram Live, opening up about the struggles she’s faced as a new mother. She explained, “That postpartum shit is really real, y’all. … I respect mothers more than ever now. I see moms differently, especially the young ones that barely have experience and money. I don’t know how they do it.”

Those struggles aside, the chart-topping rapper added that she’s loving life as a new mom and simply can’t bear the thought of being away from Kulture.

“She just melts me,” Cardi gushed. “I don’t feel like nobody can tend to my baby like I can.”

As for Mars, he hasn’t announced a replacement for Cardi, but he did share some kind words for his “Finesse” collaborator, writing, “I know the fans will understand. You are absolutely doing the right thing.”

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Drake Responds To Blackface Controversy In New Statement

Drake has finally responded to Pusha T’s scathing dis record “The Story of Adidon,” but not in the way most were predicting. Wednesday night (May 30), the Toronto rapper posted a statement on Instagram explaining the photo featuring him in blackface that Push used for the cover of his track.

“I know everyone is enjoying the circus but I want to clarify this image in question,” Drake wrote in an Instagram story. “This was not from a clothing brand shoot or my music career. This picture is from 2007, a time in my life where I was an actor and I was working on a project that was about young black actors struggling to get roles, being stereotyped and type cast. The photos represented how African Americans were once wrongfully portrayed in entertainment.”

Drizzy went onto explain that the photo, taken by photographer David Leyes, was part of a project aimed at showing the frustrations that he and his best friend felt as black actors.

“Me and my best friend Mazin Elsadig who is also an actor from Sudan were attempting to use our voice to bring awareness to the issues we dealt with all the time as black actors at auditions,” Graham continues. “This was to highlight and raise our frustrations with not always getting a fair chance in the industry and to make a point that the struggle for black actors had not changed much.”

Since the photo was revealed, many people traced Drake’s clothing in it to the streetwear brand Too Black Guys, which released a “Jim Crow Couture/House of Crow” collection in 2008. However, the brand’s founder, Adrian Aitcheson, issued a statement sharing that the company was not involved in the photo.

“Too Black Guys has a history of representing the black experience in an unapologetic way,” Aitcheson wrote. Although this was not an image from any of our photoshoots, we feel that Drake, who is a long-time friend of the brand, was brilliantly illustrating the hypocrisy of the Jim Crow Era.”

The current spat between Drake and Pusha T is one of the most ruthless in recent memory. Push’s “Infrared” reignited a seven-year beef, which Graham was happy to respond to on “Duppy Freestyle.” Unfortunately for Drake, a decade-old photo has quickly taken over the narrative. It isn’t every day that a rapper responds to beef with a written statement, but at this point, it was unavoidable.

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Fashion Girl of Today:A Subtle Statement

A Subtle Statement
by elizabethkeene

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Pharrell Makes Statement on New adidas Stan Smith Custom


Over the course of 2014, Pharrell has been a supporter of Hillary Clinton and the possibility of her presidential run. He’s also been an endorser of the adidas Stan Smith. The two worlds collide the day before the collaborative “Solids” Pack launches on a new Stan Smith custom. Using the royal pair from the upcoming pack as a canvas, this custom reads “Hillary Clinton Go to Ferguson” when reading the shoes from right to left. Flowery detailing plays to peace on this pair, sporting the same painted strokes as previous Skateboard P worn customs. Check out shots from Hypebeast of this presumed 1 of 1 and let us know your take on it in the comment section.

Pharrell x adidas Stan Smith Custom

Pharrell x adidas Stan Smith Custom

Pharrell x adidas Stan Smith Custom

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