Big egos, big ideas, and big global presence mean that when musicians have something to say, they’re not only quick to run their mouths, their words spread across the pop culture consciousness like wildfire. From racist slurs to homophobic comments and even weighing in on politics, being a musician (to some) is a mandate to just say senseless stuff. From John Mayer’s racist Johnson to Shirley Manson’s primitive desires, these celebrities have given us some of the most controversial quotes of our time.
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You know her. Your early memories of her were probably as a teenager in the ’80s or ’90s, watching an early morning music video show on MTV while your parents slept. She was lithe, with big hair. Barely dressed. Legs forever. She was the music video vixen. What started with Tawney Kitaen and took us all the way to Emily Ratajkowski is an obsession with some of pop culture’s most recognizable women. August is VH1 <3’s Video Vixens month, and today we’re looking back at the ones dancing ladies who first stole our hearts.
Hopefully you’ve never been cheated on, and will never be cheated on. But it happens — so often in fact, that even our favorite stars aren’t immune to falling victim to adulterous ways. Everyone from Beyonce to Rihanna knows what it’s like to feel the sting of a cheater, and all have songs not only to prove it, but to help you out when you find yourself in the same awful position. From Blu Cantrell’s “Hit Em Up Style” to Cee Lo’s “F–k you”, there’s a song to suit every mood as well.
The ’90s were a time when a lot of stuff was really bad, and a lot of people were really earnest. No one liked anything “ironically” yet, so when you liked a band, you really liked a band. But with hindsight now on our side, we see that a lot of popular groups from the ’90s were completely cringeworthy. From Crazy Town to East 17 — ’90s idols are just so dorky and uncool in retrospect. And what’s worse, a lot of the time they were not particularly talented (burn).
What do Iggy Azalea, Malcolm X‘s daughter, ESPN Magazine and Hot 97 radio all have in common? They’ve all received a serious tongue lashing from Nicki Minaj! As one of the leading rap queens on the scene right now, Nicki runs her mouth with wanton abandon. She’s truly following in the grand tradition of rap beefing, and we can’t get enough.
We’re only half way through 2014 but there’s already been some memorable moments in music we just have to talk about. From Lady Gaga to Rita Ora, music’s hottest babes are turning up the volume on their hairstyles. With vertiginous looks, ultimate braids and every color of the damn rainbow, the past 6 months in pop music hair styles have been pretty outrageous.
Behind every great man, there’s a great woman. Sometimes there’s even a great woman behind a great woman. That’s why we’ve taken the time to find the sexiest girlfriends of our favorite rappers on Instagram and give them the attention they deserve. You may never have heard of a lot of these women — but they’re all beautiful and talented in their own right.
Beyonce and Jay Z‘s On The Run tour has officially kicked off and we’re spending our days gorging on morsels from social media — we can’t get enough of the videos and photos everyone is posting from the power couple’s tour. The famously cagey couple has even been showing wedding footage, kept so tightly under wraps until now, to audiences. That inspired us to do some digging, and try to find out as much as we can about the most private public couple in history!
The concept of Beyonce is terrifying, never mind the woman. A powerhouse of fierceness, Beyonce has talent and intellect, and has managed to create an iconography for herself in a relatively short career that many struggle to achieve. When she’s not dropping surprise records or creating sublime music videos, she champions feminism and humanitarian causes, and is a momma to the adorable Blue Ivy. So it’s settled — there is literally nothing Beyonce can’t do.
These days, we’re not running short on girl power anthems. Our favorite pop starts from Katy Perry to Beyoncé are proclaiming the power of women, and bringing feminism to pop music in exciting new ways. However, it’s not all girl love in the world of pop. Competitiveness, arguments over men, jealousy and slut shaming are still sneaking their way into music… and the music of women. For a generation of females who claim to be liberated, there’s still a lot of girl-on-girl resentment going on, and we’ve put together a list of 20 songs, sung by women, that express blatantly anti-feminist sentiment.