Published by Dior Noir on Wednesday, February 10, 2010 at 2:00 pm.
Where is Kanye when you need him!
The Internet is reeling over some very candid comments John Mayer made about Black women in a recent Playboy interview. I have to admit, I winced when reading several of his comments in general during the article (like when he outlines his response to someone recently asking him: “What does it feel like now to have a hood pass?” click source below to read the interview in it’s entirety), but here’s what he had to say about Black women in particular:
PLAYBOY: Do black women throw themselves at you?
MAYER: I don’t think I open myself to it. My di-k is sort of like a white supremacist. I’ve got a Benetton heart and a fu–in’ David Duke cock. I’m going to start dating separately from my di-k.
PLAYBOY: Let’s put some names out there. Let’s get specific.
MAYER: I always thought Holly Robinson Peete was gorgeous. Every white dude loved Hilary from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. And Kerry Washington. She’s superhot, and she’s also white-girl crazy. Kerry Washington would break your heart like a white girl. Just all of a sudden she’d be like, “Yeah, I sucked his di-k. Whatever.” And you’d be like, “What? We weren’t talking about that.”
So Mayer has a self proclaimed racist di-k? It definitely took some balls for him to say that! He could’ve picked a more PC way to make the point that he doesn’t really date Black women, for sure, and I’m not feeling the way he talked about Kerry! But is there really a problem in general with Mayer saying that he doesn’t date Black women? I know several Black women who will honestly say that they don’t really check for White men when it comes to dating either. Plus judging by many of the comments in last month’s post about Reggie Bush gracing the February cover of Essence, there’s a whole lot of folks who would prefer that Black people only date other Black people anyway (wheew some of ya’ll went off!). So tell us:
Are John Mayer’s comments offensive to you? If so, why?
Published by Dior Noir on Friday, October 23, 2009 at 3:00 pm.
Kanye might be going through a life spiral right now but his girl Amber Rose is still doing her thing! Earlier this week she turned up at Elle magazine’s 16th Annual Women in Hollywood event looking classy in a hip-hugging red dress and at the event she told the LA Times she doesn’t plan on giving up those curves anytime soon. She spoke about her contract with Ford Modeling Agency and said “I told them, Don’t ask me to grow out my hair or lose any weight. I want to represent real women who have curves.” I like that she’s keeping it real! She agreed not get any more tattoos until her contract is up, but when it is she wants a full sleeve tat. That woman could pull off almost anything!
Baby Makes Three
Robin Thicke and Paula Patton are expecting their first child. The couple were high school sweethearts and married in 2005. The baby news comes just weeks after Paula told Giant magazine she had “stopped taking birth control” in an effort to get pregnant. Congrats to the happy couple! In addition to expanding their family, both the Thickes have new projects coming out. Robin’s latest single, ‘Sex Therapy,’ was released this week and Paula stars in the upcoming movie “Precious” (just went to a screening last night and it is heavy. Go see it when it hits theaters November 6th!).
The “Sixth” Housewife
The second season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta ended last night, but despite continuing to be portrayed as Nene’s “gay boyfriend” Dwight Eubanks sat down and told the folks at Black Voices that he doesn’t discriminate. “If I wanted to be with a woman, I will be with a woman, and if I want to be with a guy, then I will be with a guy,” he declared. “I like all fruits, but I do have a problem with [people] dwelling on ‘Dwight the gay housewife.’ Let’s get to know Dwight.” Dwight confirmed with Essence back in April that he’s engaged to a woman. I’d be interested to see him on his own show, but he doesn’t know if that will be a reality. Black Voices reported that he not sure what network execs have in mind for his own show. He added, “most days I don’t know what to do with myself. I know I am a lot.”
Speaking of Housewives Kandi Burruss is the next cast member to be bitten by the fashion bug! Luckily Dwight wont have to call her “dreadful” because she’s not trying to design. She recently opened a boutique called TAGS in Atlanta with her business partner Peaches Chin. Wonder if the boutique will carry “fashions” from She by Sheree and Closet Freak (Lisa Wu Hartwell’s line)?
That’s all for this week, we’ll be back on Monday!
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Published by Dior Noir on Friday, September 25, 2009 at 3:00 pm.
Looks like Breezy’s setting up for the comeback! According to MTV.com Chris Brown is scheduled to headline Power 105.1’s Powerhouse concert in New Jersey on October 27th (that’ll be a nice break for him from his 180-day hard labor sentence in Virginia!). The show, which will also feature Fabolous, The Dream, Trey Songz, Keri Hilson and Mario, will be the first major promotional event that Chris has participated in to push his upcoming album Graffiti. What do you think about the concert: is it too soon for Chris to be back on the scene or has he suffered enough?
From good news to bad news: rapper Eve told TheYBF.com that she permanently shut down her Fetish clothing line due to “legal reasons” and she also confirmed she has left her label Geffen Records. Ouch! Times may be hard or maybe Eve is just on to the next thing and focusing more on her acting interests. She’s in the upcoming Drew Barrymore and Ellen Page movie Whip It! and will be guest starring on the Fox TV show Glee for two episodes.
There might have been even more you missed from The 6th Annual VH1 Hip Hop Honors which was taped this week! Apparently Russell Simmons was not at all happy with the show that show which commemorated the 25th anniversary of Def Jam Records. Rumor has it that Russell, who co-founded Def Jam, sent an email out to the show’s executive producer and called the show “incomplete at best.” He allegedly said that not having Jay-Z, Rihanna, Kanye, Damon Dash, LL Cool J, or Irv Gotti involved hurt the show and said that he wasn’t feeling having a comedian host (Tracy Morgan hosted the awards). The show is scheduled to air on October 13th on VH1 so set your DVRs and judge for yourself. In the meantime, have a great weekend! We’ll chat with you next week!
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Published by Dior Noir on Tuesday, August 11, 2009 at 1:00 pm.
It’s a boy! Academy Award winning singer Jennifer Hudson welcomed her first child yesterday night. According to Hollywood Reporter’s Showbiz411 blog: ”His name is David Daniel Otunga, Jr., named for his father and Hudson’s fianceé. Hudson tells me he weighed in at seven pounds, 14 ounces. And Jennifer and David, Sr., by the way, did not know the sex of the baby in advance. They bought blue and pink clothes, just in case!”
The couple is said to be in a secret location laying low from paparazzi. Congrats to the new parents!
Meanwhile, here we go again with baby rumors. This time the chatter is that Amber Rose might be pregnant. Media Takeout reports that an “insider” said Kanye’s girlfriend “suddenly and abruptly given up smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol,” even going so far as to refuse to allow smokers anywhere near her. The “insider” stressed: “she usually never turns down a drink – so something must be up. And to all of a sudden give up cigarettes too … come on you do the math.”
Ehh, maybe she’s just scaling back on the party life. Does that mean she’s pregnant? I’m not sure I’m convinced.
Amber did sleepwork her way up to that recent Ford Agency modeling contract. I’d find it hard to believe that she’s planning on throwing that career for a Yeezy W. baby. On the other hand babies with entertainers do mean 18 years of hefty paychecks (just ask Kelis) so I wouldn’t be entirely surprised if this turned out to be true.