Mary J. Blige “Strength of a Woman” Review


Mary J. Blige’s Strength of a Woman postured itself as a post-divorce battle cry. For an album this anticipated, the stakes were as high as Kendu Isaac’s delusions. Unfortunately, the end result left much to be desired, though this wasn’t the case at first glance. Strength of a Woman starts out with promise, but its potential all but evaporates by the end of its first half.

Post-Breakthrough Mary has often been hit or miss when it comes to her albums as a whole. Sure, she still gives us a gem or two, something remarkable given the painful, emotional journey she’s chonicled over the last 12 albums she’s released. Like her most recent projects, Strength of a Woman often tries to recapture the magic of personal masterpieces like My Life and The Breakthrough, but the end result seems to run away from her before we get the fully-realized, heart-wrenching gut punch Auntie Mary has been known for.

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Janet Jackson’s Creative Director: “She Would Never Accept a Payout”

This is starting to get messy already.

Heavily-debated Queen of Pop Janet Jackson is currently facing a firestorm over the legitimacy of her…you know…personal business regarding her marriage.

After reports surfaced that she and Wissam Al Mana had divorced, it wasn’t long until the public immediately honed in on finances. Labeled the “billion dollar divorce,” the commentary on Janet’s failed marriage has gotten pretty nasty.

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Lady Gaga to Tribute Beyonce at Coachella

I mean, who else right? Lady Gaga is reportedly gearing up to pay tribute to the Queen herself, Beyonce.

If you’ve been paying attention, you’ll recall that Beyonce was supposed to perform at Coachella this year. That is, until she shocked the world by announcing she was pregnant with twins. Naturally, the “Die With You” singer would have no business pulling her usual stunts on stage. So, enter Lady Gaga.

According to HollywoodLife, the BeyHive may still “get their life” to some of Bey’s classic hits.

Their source said:

“Along with singing ‘Telephone,’ Gaga is trying to figure out what classic Beyonce songs she could do for a medley during her show. It is going to be an impressive show all around as Gaga wants to make it different from her regular tour set. She wants to make the surprises memorable and worth it.”

Lady Gaga’s friendship with Beyonce started back in 2009 with the release of their joint singles “Video Phone” and “Telephone” respectively. Since then, Gaga has seldom been shy about letting the world know about her admiration of the two-time SuperBowl performing artist.

Are you excited to see what she has in store? What do you think?

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Nivea Pulls Disturbing “White Is Purity” Ad

The Internet never forgets, and the Twitter detectives are always looking to find a case. Thanks to social media, more brands are finding the need to defend the representation in their advertisements.

Case in point: Nivea. The German-born brand of beauty products has already come under fire for its controversial choice of advertisements. The African-American community, in particular, has found their choice of copywriting…problematic.

Curious as to what those ads look like? Check them out below!

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2017 Grammys Worst & Best Dressed

Now that the 2017 Grammys are over, it’s time to return to #TrumpWatch, right? Well, hold your horses there, eager beaver. First, let’s talk about last night’s red carpet event. There were some…interesting fashion statements going on.

From a woman with a dress made of old-timey music discs (Are CDs still around?) to a man dressed like a 90s Power Ranger villain, tonight’s fashunz were certainly….buzzworthy.

So, that leaves us with plenty to work with regarding the Worst & Best Dressed for the 2017 Grammys.

In no particular order…


Jaqueline van Bierk

This would have been a great Lady Gaga costume…in 2009. Sadly, whatever this actress was trying to do beyond Party City couture was lost…just like the old relics glued to her dress.

Taraji P. Henson

We’re disappointed in Taraji. This was her moment to truly shine after Hidden Figures did so well at the box office. Unless she’s about to surprise us with a Karate Kid 2 announcement, we’re not understanding this evening’s choice of wardrobe.

Katy Perry

attends The 59th GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

While the hair looks dazzling, any illusion of her outfit looking well-put-together is shattered the second our eyes reach the bottom of her dress. As with Taraji and that CD thief, this getup is truly perplexing.

But not as perplexing as this next one.

Goldar Cee-Lo Green

Apparently Ultraman is about to attack the United States, and our only hope is Metal Cee-Lo. That’s actually kind of a cool name. Nevertheless, cosplay belongs at Comic-Con, not at the Grammys.

??? (Random Trump Supporter)

When attention-seeking goes wrong…

Nevermind the fact that she’s so desperately trying to make notoriety for herself with in-your-face Trump support. The dress doesn’t even look stitched properly. I mean at LEAST put in SOME effort.


Jason Derulo

attends The 59th GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

This outfit shouldn’t work. It really shouldn’t. There’s just something about the swagger, the cornrows, Jason’s posture, it just…works. We were pleasantly surprised by this.


attends The 59th GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

Adel consistently brings classy gowns as her big guns to red carpets, and this year’s selection did not disappoint.

Demi Lovato

attends The 59th GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

Ms. Lovato is simply STUNNING in her ensemble. The hair, the makeup, the tan, everything simply WORKS!


at The 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

The Classic Man himself, Jidenna radiates masculinity and unapologetic unique-ness while serving you that all-around gentleman flavor.


attends The 59th GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

Rihanna is, without a doubt, emerging to become a soon-to-be fashion icon in her own right. There are so many looks we’ve gotten from Rihanna. At what point is she going to stop slaying us?

Tracee Ellis Ross Becomes First Black Woman to Win Golden Globe Award in 3 Decades

Tracee Ellis Ross Wins the Golden Globe for “Best Actress in a Television Comedy or Musical” and makes history.

The “Black-ish” starlet’s win makes her the first black woman to win the award in 35 years. That’s over 3 decades, folks. Is it starting to sink in that minorities are extremely underrepresented in Hollywood? For some of you, of course not.

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Petition Launched to Block Homophobic Kim Burrell From Ellen Show

When will they learn? Homophobic Kim Burrell (that’s her unofficial title now #NoApologies) recently came out and made some very alarming statements about the LGBT community.

Basically, she called us perverts and said we were going to die this year. So for the average LGBT person, the usual fare, right?

As to be expected, that very community is striking back with a petition to cancel her appearance on the Ellen Degeneres Show. Want to see what she said for yourselves? Tuck in below, my dears.

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WATCH: My Favorite Nicki Minaj Song “Save Me” Performed Live

What’s your favorite Nicki Minaj song?

Look. Despite her bizarre dating life, her attention-seeking antics, and her rumored super-nasty attitude, you gotta admit something. Nicki Minaj is on top of the female rapper game right now.

At any rate, BET is well-aware of her status and has decided to give her fans a special treat. Viewers will be given access to the “Only” rapper’s Pinkprint tour, which reported to have generated $22 million dollars.

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