There’s no question the trend of nail art is on fire – that shizz is everywhere! From rhinestones to studs to floral decals, manicures have gotten a serious upgrade. Katy Perry has rocked some stellar tips in music videos, Rihanna has sported sexy nails on red carpets, and Gwen Stefani has tweeted some ultra animalistic acrylics. Check out our gallery to see the Singers Who’ve Nailed It With Glamtastic Nails!
There’s the old expression, “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.” Well, give that woman a mic and a beat and you’re looking at a whole world of hurt! For thirty years, lady MCs have been dishing out devastating diss tracks, hurling insults like it’s a martial art. Read on to hear 10 of the most brutal (and very NSFW), and learn about the beefs that inspired them!
Are Selena Gomez and her gal pals calling Biebs a “douchebag?” And what do Justin Bieber, Rihanna and Azealia Banks all have in common now? The answers to these burning questions and more in today’s Last Lap.
–by Meghan O’Keefe (@megsokay)
Azealia Banks just had an exciting weekend in Australia. She almost got into a fist fight with The Stone Roses, and then promptly joined Prodigy on stage for a live performance of “Firestarter”, and if that wasn’t enough, she took to twitter to call Rita Ora out for being a mean girl–a charge Ora promptly denied via text…that Banks then shared with the world.
Picture this: Eve calls Azealia Banks. Eve: “Hey girl, I’m working on my first album in a million years and you should hop on a track with me.” Azealia Bank’s handler: “Hi Eve. Ms. Banks is pretty busy right now. So thanks, but no thanks.” *Record scratch* Excuse us? Read more…
Only 28 days into 2013 and the Grade D beefs between artists keep rolling in. Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj have been the hot water-cooler topic since October but that may have just changed with news of Frank Ocean and Chris Brown‘s brawl over a parking space. Check out our top five beefs of 2013.
1. Chris Brown and Frank Ocean get ’bout it ’bout it over a parking space
If reports are accurate, Chris and Frank actually fought. For this reason alone this is the leading feud of the year. Although their dislike for one another has been lingering since June 2011, it’s almost laughable the two came to blows over a parking spot. And how often does a celeb tweet then delete anything that could paint them in negatively in the press? Not Frank O. He’s rocking out with his tweet that Chris and his boys jumped him. If only his dog Everest had been there. Read more…
Well, Azealia Banks can write “try again next year” next to “do not Twitter beef” on her make believe New Year’s Resolution list. Oh, and she can also cross off female camaraderie on this Resolutions list we’re totally concocting. From tweefing with Detroit underground rapper Angel Haze, which led to both women releasing diss records aimed at the other, to feuding with Perez Hilton on the same social networking site, Banks is off to a controversial year. It’s only the 7th.
Perez Hilton is #teamAngelHaze in the Angel vs. Azealia war. On Twitter he thought it was a good idea to tell Azealia he wasn’t feeling the diss records she’d released. His tweets have since been deleted, but not before Ms. Banks responded. Azealia sparked a firestorm when she responded, “lol, what a messy f*ggot you are.” Outrage at the use of her slur was immediate, as were the headlines. The controversy attracted so much attention GLAAD condemned the rapper for “homophobia.”
Azealia Banks is wrong. Perez Hilton is also wrong for the misogynistic and transphobe headlines he’s used on his own blog. Not to mention Hilton has been documented as using the word himself. In this case, though, it seems Banks’ career may take a hit for offending the LGBTQ community, many who were staunch supporters of the rapper, as well as people not part of the community but who think her actions are despicable. So early in her career Banks cannot afford the constant negative publicity. As a popular tweeter pointed out, her hits-to-hate ratio is a bit unbalanced in the wrong direction.
Can Azealia’s career blossom after such a controversial blowout? Would you still support the rapper? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section!
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Ding, ding, ding! Here we are, back for round two. Yesterday we watched with our heads hung low as Angel Haze and Azealia Banks duked it out on Twitter over — well, we’re still not really sure what (and this tweet from Haze’s manager suggests that there might be more to the feud than we’ve yet seen). But then Haze dropped a fiery and undeninable dis-track called “On the Edge” and our ears perked. We aren’t here for the cat fights, but a good old fashion, set it in wax diss duel between two artists each talented and promising in her own right? This could be fun.
Today Banks takes her turn. “Lol I def used that energy to write a fly new jam tho. It’s not even a diss anymore! Haha !!!” she wrote as an introduction to “No Problems,” her biting response to “On The Edge.” “Who her? I’m a true star /This bitch brawl got blue balls/ Hard pressed ’cause I took off/ I’m form fresh from New York,” she shrugs, rounding back to the seemingly innocuous tweet that started this spat.
Has Beyonce convinced you she has a little ‘hood in her yet? Or at the very least that she’s not this shy boring persona all the time?
Even the biggest Beyonce fan has admitted that her personality can be a bit dry. Her overly-private and “shy” nature has been great for remaining above the tabloid drama, but hasn’t necessarily made her the most interesting celebrity. Luckily, her mystique carries a certain appeal. Once Bey said hello to 30 and motherhood, she slowly cracked the window for the public to see a little bit more of her life through Tumblr and most recently Instagram. Read more…