Hot Mess: Olympic Edition

With the London Olympics turning every superior athlete into a celebrity, there’s a lot to discuss. Let’s get it!

1) The media for making a fuss over Gabby Douglas’ hair.

When Douglas became the first African American to win the all-around gymnastics gold medal, Black viewers only seemed to focus on the appearance of her hair. As a black woman, I must admit. I did notice that Gabby’s hair was not “did.” With that said, I was not about to provide any commentary on the matter. Homegirl is not only in the Olympics, but she’s also making history. Who cares about her curls?

p.s. I get that Twitter is where people like to “clown” others. But, maybe it’s time we think before we tweet?  Just sayin’.

2) Anyone giving McKayla Maroney a hard time.

Everyone knows that McKayla is the best female vaulter in the world, but even the best cannot be perfect. McKayla failed to claim the gold medal in the individual women’s vault competition after falling. Poor thing.

Now, people are talking about McKayla’s cold facial expressions. Some have even labeled her a “sore loser” and “brat.”

Am I missing something? If you knew that you were the best, would you be jumping for joy over a silver medal? Absolutely not. There’s nothing wrong with showing a little disgust when things don’t go your way in competition. After all, a true competitor always wants to WIN.

3) Critics of Serena Williams’ victory Crip Walk.

Honestly, if I destroyed another tennis player at the Olympics to win gold, I would dance too. Some people just don’t know when to shut up.

Read the article about Williams’ dancing here –> Serena Williams Crip Walk

4) Reporters for bringing certain financial situations to light.

Over the past few days, all I’ve been hearing is how Ryan Lochte’s parents are facing foreclosure and how Gabby Douglas’ mother is in serious debt. I’m sorry, but when did any of this become the public’s business?

I know that both Gabby and Ryan are receiving massive amounts of attention because of the Olympics, but their parents’ troubles are none of our business.

Side note: It’s totally inappropriate for the media to be asking Gabby about her mother’s filing. The girl is sixteen years old. Let her stay sixteen…#AMess

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You Too Can Spread The Gospel of Facegang

Ok, I know Bina generally posts music on Music Tuesdays but I had to hack her site one good time to spread the gospel of Facegang!  In case you’ve been living under a rock, the Fly Guys with the help of their buddies BEeFF released their latest mixtape, Facegang 2, last week. What’s Facegang you ask? Well it’s the result of the homies being super turnt up at Merced, receiving face and I mean, you can get more info below.

Simply put, Facegang 2 is the most fap worthy thing I’ve heard since The One came out in April. Records like “I Cream Cone,” “Drop That” and “For the Function” cause me to reenact the Tip Drill video. “Shot Gun,” and “Rollin Weed” have me riding down Sunset Blvd on a 75 degree night in my imaginary convertible. “On My D” and “Traffic” just make me feel good. Don’t take my word for it though, listen for yourself here and checkout the Fly Guys performing LIVE in LA this Friday.

And with that said, be about your bread. Smoke hella weed, f*ck these b!tches and remember what I said. (and check me out at Rinnie’s World!)

-R

Bonus: Swag

I don’t know whether or not you guys have been watching the U.S. version of X Factor, but Brian Bradley might be my fave contestant on the show. Although Brian does not sing, his performance in front of L.A. Reid and Rihanna is pure SWAG.

This is exactly why I prefer X Factor over broke down American Idol. Rappers get the chance to show their stuff, not just singers – Get it Brian! 😉

There’s a lot of talent on this first season of X Factor. I wonder who will win in the end. Only time will tell….

Bonus: Cole Obsession

Okay, I’m not actually obsessed with J. Cole, buuuuuuuut I am in love with this song he’s featured on. The song is called “Trouble” by Bei Maejor and it’s HOT.

Whenever I listen to this on the radio I get excited. It gets me pumped (in a weird way) for a long day’s work. It’s probably J. Cole’s verse that wakes me up lowkey…lol

What do you guys think? This one is definitely a hit. I just don’t want it to get played out. Also, who’s Bei Maejor? lol I’m too tired to look up his info right now. All I know is that his look is questionable in the video. I feel like he’s trying to hard to be “sexy.”

Bonus Post: Who’s Baaad?

Meeeeeeeee. I always wanted to use that MJ line….

Moving on!

This is the first time I’ve logged onto my blog in a minute. I just checked my dashboard, and it looks like you boys and girls keep reading, which means that I need to keep writing. I promise my disappearance is not my fault. Sometimes life comes at you fast and you have to make some serious moves. For the past month, I’ve been trying to find another job. And, guess whaaaaaat?! I have one, and start on Monday.  Salaried with benefits. Boom!

This means I am back! 😉 Well….at least for a while until the next life issue comes up. Side-eye. lol

I don’t even know what people are talking about anymore, which is sad. Is Reese Witherspoon being struck by a car or Lil Wayne’s The Carter IV the bigger story nowadays?

Do people care about either? Okay, maybe that’s a little cold. I’m sure people care about Reese being hit by an 80 year old driver. Lil Wayne….eh, not so much. Of course, selling almost 1 million albums in the first week is a pretty big accomplishment. Whether you love Weezy or hate him, he remains on top.

Anyways, let’s cheers to my return with some MJ!

LOVE!

 

 

A Sad Saturday: Amy Winehouse Dead

Waking up this morning, I had no idea about the tragedy that had struck London recently. “Rehab” singer, Amy Winehouse, was found dead in her North London home.

Amy Winehouse

Even though Winehouse has publicly struggled with drug addiction, the news still comes as a shock to fans. It’s just so sad to see all that talent come to an end.

Our prayers go out to Amy Winehouse’s family and loved ones.

Read the full story here —-> Amy Winehouse Dead

Bonus Post: Scream 4 – It’s Pretty Good

Hey boys and girls,

I know it’s been another minute. As always this week was a struggle. There’s just something about a 9 to 5 that’s exhausting! lol Anywho, I figured I make up my lack of writing this week with a bonus post about Scream 4.

Last night, I watched Scream 4 and thought to myself “This movie is actually pretty good!” But, let me explain what “pretty good” really means…

First of all, Scream 4 is a horror/slasher movie.  Therefore, the writing, editing, and acting are not going to be as good as an Oscar nominated feature. Let’s be real… With that said, the overall quality of Scream 4 surpasses any scary movie that I’ve watched in recent years. Directed by Wes Craven, Scream succeeds in producing enough comedic gore, suspense, and mystery to keep the audience hooked the full two hours.

The opening scene of Scream 4 begins with two girlfriends, Trudie and Sherrie (played by 90210’s Shenae Grimes and Dirty Little Liar’s Lucy Hale respectively), on a dark quiet night. As Trudie receives texts from her “hot” anonymous Facebook stalker, Sherrie simultaneously deals with an anonymous prank caller. When the two begin to inquire about each others actions, it’s only a matter of time before both girls realize that their anonymous friends are a lot more than prankers. And, the slashing begins! Oooooooo…lol

Overall, Scream 4 does a great job building up audience excitement by creatively mixing slasher-movie predictability with new twists. It also brilliantly highlights the original Scream actors alongside a new generation of Hollywood talents. While watching Scream 4, you’ll see a lot of familiar faces, including the original’s Courteney Cox and David Arguette, and Scream newbie’s Emma Roberts, Hayden Panettiere, Kristen Bell, and Rory Culkin (Macaulay Culkin’s younger brother). Not to mention, the return of Neve Campbell’s character, Sidney Prescott, is like icing on the cake.

Side note: It’s been a while since I’ve really seen Neve in anything, so it’s nice to see her return to her roots.

Anyways…

If you’re wanting to see Scream 4, I say go for it! You shouldn’t be disappointed if you’re a fan of all the others. 🙂

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