50 Shades Darker Soundtrack

I really don’t like the 50 Shades of Grey series, as a book worm I believe the series is very poorly written clearly the author has no clue about the world of bdsm and not only that but Christian Grey  like many other males that we as women fantasize about men like is not the ideal choice of a mate whether for sex or long term. Anyway below is my reaction to the music video by Zayn ft. Taylor Swift, the song is called ‘ I Don’t Wanna Live Forever’. I love the music but hate the films and books. 

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Beyonce’s Formation Sparks Controversy

Beyonce has done it again, releasing a single and music video without any announcement  before her performance with Coldplay for Superbowl 50. This song however compared to Beyonce previous  works is causing a stir due to its imagery  and message. The new single is title ‘ Formation’ and throughout the video there are references to the Hurrican Katrina and the aftermath of the devastation, Black Lives Matter Movement,New Orleans Culture,Pro-Blackness and the Black Panthers Party.

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My facebook wall is seriously flooding with talks of Beyonce and the performance, however what saddens me the most is the response from african-americans toward Beyonce. Now I’m not saying that they need to brown nose but to give credit to a beautiful song and a very creative video. We talk so much about white supremacy  in America but how can we fight it if we are constantly tearing each other apart every chance we get?

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The song begins with some audio of local bounce singer Messy Mya followed by Beyonce singing the first lines which is a call to those rumors of this secret society she is supposedly in

Ya’ll haters corny with that Illuminati mess

Another line in the song points to how Beyonce loves her not only her blackness but her daughter Blue Ivy as well. I love this line because I have seen so many negative comments about Blue Ivy and her hair to which her natural hair is beautiful and I praise Beyonce for not giving in and relaxing her daughters hair.

I like my baby hair, with baby hair and afros
I like my negro nose with Jackson Five nostrils

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Beyonce as we have seen before with her previous self title album is proud of her sexuality.

When he fuck me good I take his ass to Red Lobster, cuz I slay

She also makes statments about her progress as an artist to which everyone should strive for greatness.

I might get yo song played on the radio station, cuz I slay (x2)
Ya just might be a black Bill Gates in the makin’, cuz I slay

Also Beyonce makes it clear that she is proud of her roots and I discovered that me and Beyonce have something in common,expect I’m an Orleans Bama

My daddy Alabama, Momma Louisiana
Ya mix that negro with that Creole make a Texas bamma

Earned all this money but they neva take the country out me
I got a hot sauce in my bag, swag

Some tweets say she was attacking police officer due to dressing as the Black Panther Party which if one actually does there reasearch is and was never a terrorist group and that in her video she floods a police vehicle.

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Lastly Beyonce knows she has reached a point in her stardom where she has become that person that no matter what you do,you are always criticized.

Ya know ya that bitch when ya cuz all this conversation
Always stay gracious, best revenge is yo paper

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I have no issues with Beyonce song nor her superbowl performance,the real issue is with those who don’t  want to see Black people being up the issues at all, they rather throw everything in the closet and pretend it’s  not there but it is and when that closet gets full it will eventually open and everyone will have to clean up the mess. My freinds on facebook say that I am spreading racism because I repost topics about this issues but you can not fix a problem without acknowledging  that you have one in the first place. We all want America to be a land of the free for all races,religion, sexual orientation  etc but we can expect to move forward by constantly trying to silence others or keep our blinders on -it won’t  work. So I love this song by Beyonce and whether she makes more political staments whether publicly or in private is good because at least she is doing something. I mean does everything  need to be blast on social media and if so then one must wonder are you doing it because you are truly down for the cause and its beliefs are you doing it for the recognition and fame.

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Rihanna’s BBHMM Video Uproar

Last night I was watching Entertainment Tonight and they was talking about Rihanna’s new music video and how it was apparently causing this uproar. Now I just finished watching this music video and I don’t see the issue, I mean I have seen horror movies and tv shows such as Dexter that is way worse that this video.

According to sources, the video is about Rihanna’s accountant who she sued last year and won.  Apparently her accountant made some really bad decisions and gave her shady advice which resulted in the lost of some money. So Bitch better have my money is a revenge fantasy video basically. I mean who wouldn’t be highly upset if some lost you millions of dollars, shoot I see people freak over losing a few hundred by Rihanna lost millions -so she has the right to be pissed.

The video begins with the wife of the accountant getting ready for a night out and Rihanna hauling a heavy trunk upstairs and into an elevator. Both women are seen innthe elvator and in the next shoot Rihanna is seen holding the dog and the woman is in the trunk.

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The video then progresses as Rihanna is seen with the help of two others playing the trunk into her car and having the woman naked in the backseat.

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As the song goes on, Rihanna makes several attempts in calling the accountant about her money and feom her reactions  of slamming the phone or throwing it off a boat and shooting it, apparently the bitch hasn’t sent her money to her account. The wife is taken to several places where is hanging at one point of completely unconscious in others.

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Meanwhile this poor woman is sufferring the husband is seen having funnwith the money he owes Rihanna and is seen having fun with other women; so he doesn’t  seem to concern for his wifes’ wellbeing.  When Rihanna finally gets fed up she takes the wife back home and has the living room covered in plastic like Dexter Morgon. The husband is tied to a chair is horrified about what is going to take place. Rihanna is covered in a see-through latex and is seen with various knives and chainsaws. The next scene shows Rihanna covered in blood lying in a trunk full of money,nude and smoking.

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No actually torture is ever shown in this video yet it has cause so much uproar. Now so far I have read two other theories about this video. If you want to check them out click onthe links below.

More:

Rihanna’s Satanic Message

Black Women & White Feminism

Katy Perry Super Bowl Performance 2015

Okay so Sunday night I missed the halftime performance of Katy Perry because my tv decided to go on strike but I waited till someone upload the full performance on youtube. So I watched the entire performance and Katy Perry in all honesty did okay. I have seen a lot of people comment and said she did amazing but I thought it was just okay. Katy Perry is a pop artist and a majority of her hits are not songs one would find in a club time setting but are mostly mellow,laid-back and inspirational.

The halftime show begins with Katy Perry on a giant lion while she performs her song ‘Roar” then everything goes dark and now Katy Perry is one stage which is made to look like a giant chessboard with the dancers dressed as chess pieces and she performs ‘Dark Horse” this song is then followed by a duet with Lenny Kravitz of a rock-out version of Katy’s song ‘I Kissed A Girl”. The duet was beautiful and Katy and Lenny should really think about recording a song together. now the stage is changed yet again to a colorful,childlike beach with Katy singing ‘Teenage Dream’ and ‘California Girls’.  Now for about three minutes Missy Elliot comes out and performs three songs ‘ Get Your Freak On”, ‘Work It”, and ‘Lose Control’ with Katy Perry as her hype woman. Lastly to end the whole halftime performance Katy Perry performs ‘Firework”.

Watch the performance here:

 

Again, Katy Perry did okay,her performance wasn’t bad but what I have seen of previous halftime shows I think Katy good have done a lot better. I think if Katy ever performs halftime again, I think she should watch her halftime performance and learn what can she do to make it better.

My top four halftime performances:

4.  Madonna

3. Bruno Mars

 

2. Beyonce

 

1. Michael Jackson

 

 

Hello Kawaii Metal

After watching a video by The Fine Bros called youtubers react, I was introduced to the band known as babymetal.  The band consist of three members:
Suzuka Nakamoto as “Su-metal”

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Yui Mizuno as “Yuimetal”

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Moa Kikuchi as “Moametal”

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The group was initially formed as a subunit of the female idol group Sakura Gakuin, aiming to realize a “fusion of metal and idol music. According to the band’s producer, Babymetal’s name came to him by as a “divine message”.  It is a play on the words “heavy metal”. “Baby” may indicate cuteness, “metal” – intensity.

The bands’ first indie CD single, titled “Babymetal × Kiba of Akiba”, ranked 3rd in the Oricon weekly indie chart and number one in the Tower Records Shibuya weekly indie ranking. The band’s major debut single “Ijime, Dame, Zettai” sold 19,000 copies in its first week and in the spring of 2013, Suzuka gradurated from junior high and thus gradurated from Sakura Gakuin. However babymetal continued and the band released their second single “Megitsune” in november of that same year.

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The band then performed at the “Summer Sonic 2013” rock festival which was held in Tokyo and Osaka in August on the 10th and 12th being the youngest performers to perform at the festival.

Earlier this year, Babymetal released their debut self titled album consisted of 13 tracks. It sold over 37.000 copies in Japan on its first week and debut at number 4 in Oricon and number 2 in Billboard Japan. In march they held a european tour and are the opening act for five shows of Lady Gaga’s artrave: Artpop ball; Gaga also had the famous vocaloid Hatsune Miku open her show.

Babymetal is definitely a unique band and I personally can’t wait for their next album and a north american tour (hopefully my fingers are crossed).

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