Teenage abandon and bobbing on TV,
Snapchats from girlfriends and outselling Britney,
Trying my best not to see diamond rings,
These are a few of my favorite things.
"Bee Hiving Badly"
My new animated series about vulgar bees on FXX.
In person, Ms. Morin appears unfazed by the criticism. ‘I don’t really focus on it,’ she said. ‘What we’re doing is good and authentic, and I don’t think there’s anything you can be ashamed about if you’re doing something that’s true to who you are and you’re helping people.’
Here’s a thing about Brit in the newspaper of record.
Source: The New York Times
The Best Man and Love and Basketball and Brown Sugar were soon replaced by Tyler Perry films that soundly rejected narratives about economic aspiration in favor of plotlines that placed humility and blue-collar labor and religious piety on a pedestal. In short, it’s been nearly a decade since black audiences were able to see a film that spoke to a familiar, but underrepresented aspect of black life — what life is like when you have the degrees, and the car, and the job, and the nice house.
Work is important in that way, I guess. It can be, on its best and oddest days, a reminder that, if we’re lucky, we can have some control over our lives, our own little stories, that we can be willful and brave and self-possessed. I still wish, of course, that I could be lazy and shiftless, independently wealthy and obliged to no one’s clock but my own. But as a way of measuring time and experience, work is useful, alternately heartening and frustrating.
Here it is.
I was a latecomer to K. Michelle’s “V.S.O.P.” because I thought she’d used up her nine career lives and checked out, but I’m very glad Bobby pointed me in its direction. This is a love song delivered with the ferocity of a breakup song. She strains her vocals as a tool of enunciation; it’s like screwing a serrated knife into a Chi-Lites sample to overemphasize how “VERY” special it is to be with her man. There is nothing particularly special about the Henny, but she wants the Henny so badly. And it’s not because she wants to get faded either; it’s because it’s the Henny that binds them. He’s good to her. He buys her whatever she wants. And that’s why she’s going to PUT that MUSIC on for him to sip to.
The moral is, K. Michelle loves her man and will serve him Hennessy and if you even think about fucking with her Henny supply she will cut you.
In an interview on Dutch TV, given about a month after Tiffany’s suicide, David was asked, “What if you could ask her one question?” He replied, “Can I have the money back that I loaned you?” He laughed. “She borrowed all this money from me. She said, ‘I will pay you back in my lifetime.’ I can’t believe I fell for that.