Kanye West Vows To Boycott Grammys If Frank Ocean Isn’t Nominated 

If you thought Kanye West was planning to show up to the 59th annual Grammys awards ceremony next year, you can forget about it — that is, unless Frank Ocean is nominated. Kanye used up some time during his Saint Pablo Tour stop Saturday (Oct. 22) to rant about Frank Ocean and the music industry’s most prestigious night.

Yeezy wants the Grammy committee to put some respeck on Frank Ocean’s name. “The album I listened to the most this year is Frank Ocean’s album,” the Pablo rapper said in front of a roaring crowd. “And I’ll tell you this right now: if his album’s not nominated in no categories, I’m not showing up to the Grammys. As artists, we gotta come together to fight the bullsh*t they been throwing us with.”

 

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Posted by Azania Monday, October 24, 2016 11:06:00 AM

Tyler Perry Scoffs At Critics Who Cite His Work As “C**nery” 

Tyler Perry is proud to be a staple in the growing diversity path in Hollywood, even if it means he has to take a few punches from his critics.

 

Speaking with The Root’s Danielle Young about his new film, Boo! A Madea Halloween, Perry dropped a few lines on why his work shouldn’t be labeled as coonery. Since the cinematic debut of Mabel “Madea” Simmons in 2005, Perry has centered his films around the gun-toting grandma with favorable box office results. In the years that followed the flicks, Diary of a Mad Black Woman and Madea Goes to Jail, the director’s work was slammed for not extending the identity of a comical black character. Perry likes to think his extension of production, acting and writing jobs to people of color are far from brown nosing.

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Posted by Azania Friday, October 21, 2016 1:39:00 PM

Fans Burned Jazmine Sullivan On Twitter After Her Unusual Eulogy To Gospel’s Thomas “TC” Clay 

Jazmine Sullivan may not fear lions, tigers, or bears, but after her latest stunt, there may be some other beasts she may want to be afraid of: her fans. Following the death of gospel singer Thomas “TC” Clay, the Grammy-nominated singer took to Facebook to post a (recently deleted) questionable eulogy, recalling unrequited love between her and the late singer, along with an attached selfie. The songstress may have thought the gesture was sweet, but fans didn’t quite agree and slammed her for it on Twitter.

“I didn’t know TC very. What I do know is I gave him my number accidentally thru a friend and he reached out consistently for a year,” Sullivan wrote in her “eulogy” on Oct. 18.

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Posted by Azania Thursday, October 20, 2016 8:30:00 AM
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