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Twitter 100: Which Celebrity Has The Most Regrettable Tattoo?

Each issue, VIBE polls 100 people on Twitter and posts the results in the magazine. Check out the top 10 responses from the April/May 2011 issue question: Which celebrity's latest ink is the most regrettable? Peep the @VibeMagazine timeline for our June/July question and the chance to be quoted in the magazine!

Youheardright: Without a doubt, it's gotta be Gucci Mane aka Ghetto Insane and his ice cream facial tat. This highly visible nonsense is a constant reminder of his mental instability. Can you say Brrr-ain freeze? Or better yet Brrr-ain dead?!?!

Troymonaco: Gucci. Cuz every time he looks in a mirror it will forever blank stare him dead in the face and be a chilly permanent reminder of how his career froze up and went from hardcore Hotlanta spitter to crazy cold soft serve. #schizo.

Asoldierz: The most regrettable is the t-pain u don't have to like me (the facebook sign). This is the most regrettable because I think facebook is a fad like myspace. Its gone fade out and something else gone come soon. And it will be OLD! He will regret that tat. And he will cover it in 2 years at the most. If facebook paid me, I would do it. But no free promotion here buddy! So t-pain is has the most regrettable tattoo. 

[TWEET PICK] Fightthepowerbe: i feel that Gucci looks like a non-fabulous hood banner for Edys ice cream "the dirty south Gucci Mane edition" Cocaine is a hell of a drug.

Renegade_23: Brandy's Ganesh tatoo. The other celebrities tatoos mentioned are not regrettable because they match with their brand, Brandy's does not. 

RaeHolliday: Gucci has definitely achieved the most regrettable Tattoo. As if Gucci didn't already look like a dark-skinned used Condom. He has now drawn more unnecessary attention to that Mug, with his ode to Mr. Softee.

1truqueen: I would have to say Rihanna...first rule of tattoos, make sure its spelled right. Second rule of tattoos, make sure its spelled right.

UrbanSocialista: HANDS DOWN Gucci's Ice Cream Cone! Smh - I used to defend him, I'm the girl who knew he wasn't a "cutie" but was still able to see an attractiveness about him.......... yea I'm over that! Plus, for obvious reasons, the others can be covered... A cone on your face.... Not so much! 

Blamegreg: Of those on the list it's T-Pains driven by insecurity and references a social network that could fall off the planet tomorrow it's the worst. Why was the Games butterfly left off though?? Him covering it up shows that it was easily the most regretted

ButterFlawyer: I def. believe tatts are a form of creative expression. However... Gucci's creative juices MUST have stopped flowing! Annnd the award for #MostRatchetTattooOfTheYear goes to... *smdh*

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Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ Is Expected To Make $64 Million Opening Weekend

Thanks to Us, Jordan Peele has another blockbuster on his hands. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the highly-anticipated horror flick starring Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Shahadi Wright Joseph and Evan Alex, is expected to have a $64 million opening weekend at the domestic box office.

Peele’s sophomore horror film earned an impressive $7.4 million on Thursday (March 21) night previews, and is forecasted to take in about $27 million from Friday sales. The film is also on pace to knock Captain Marvel out of the No. 1 spot at the box office.

Once final numbers are tallied, Us will likely snatch the third-best opening weekend record for an R-rated horror film behind It, which brought in a whopping $123.4 million, followed by Halloween’s $76.2 million opening weekend last year.

Aside from rave reviews and a genius promo run that included simultaneous screenings in major media markets, Us earned a 95 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

The film, set in the mid-1980s centers around a family of four who set off on a vacation that finds them confronting some familiar faces.

Peele recently spoke to VIBE about casting Duke (our April 2019 cover star) in the role of patriarch, Gabe Wilson. “I have to have somebody voice what the audience was saying,” he said. “In the case of Get Out, it’s Rod, like, ‘How have you not left yet?’ [In Us], Winston is largely that voice. There’s one moment where Lupita [Nyong’o] takes a step into the unknown, where black people [will think], ‘I don’t know.’ But to have Winston say, ‘Aaaand she left. Your mother just walked out of the car.’ That’s all we need.”

Duke also opened up about the intricacies of his character. “His function isn’t to see through the veil. His function is to tell the absolute truth how he sees it,” explained the 32-year-old actor. “He’s sometimes there to say the things that other people don’t want to say, but he’s also there to make fun of things to keep it from not getting too heavy, even though it’s real. That was my job. [Peele] respected that. I like to lean into functions. If I’m going to be your antagonist, I’m gonna really push you. If I’m gonna be your clown, funny guy, I’m gonna do that.”

Click here to read VIBE’s April 2019 cover story.

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Cardi B Explains Why She Wants To Trademark “Okurrr”

Cardi B hopes to secure as many “bags” as possible. In response to backlash and burning questions surrounding her decision to file to trademark “okurrr,” the 26-year-old rapper took to social media Friday (March 22) to defend her latest money move.

Since people tend to ask Bardi to use what has become her signature catch phrase, she figured that it was time to cash in. “You think I ain’t gonna’ profit off this sh*t? B*tch white folks do it all the motherf**king time,” she said. “So you gon’ be mad at me ‘cuz I want to get some motherf**king money?

“While I’m still hear I’ma secure all the fucking bags,” Cardi continued before adding that there are a “lot of ways to get rich” in 2019.

The Bronx native caught heat for wanting to trademark the word because she wasn’t the first to say “okurrr.” Cardi already revealed that she started using it after she heard Khloe Kardashian saying it, but the word was originally popularized in drag culture -- most notably by Rupaul’s Drage Race contestant Laganja Estranja, in 2014.

However, Rupaul attributed the word to Broadway actress, Laura Bell Bundy, who used it in YouTube skits dating back to 2010. In the skits, Bundy pretends to be a hairdresser named “Shocantelle Brown.”

Although Bundy caught criticism for her little character, which was deemed racist, she typically gets credit for bringing “okrrr” (different spelling) to the internet a full decade before Cardi made it mainstream.

No matter the origin, it looks like Cardi will be the only one profiting off of “okurrr.”


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Kanye West, EMI Working Towards Private Settlement

Kanye West and EMI could be close to settling their legal drama. Each party filed documents requesting a stay of the case to “explore the potential for a resolution,” The Blast reports.

West sued EMI in an effort to “gain freedom” from his contract, and to own his publishing. In the lawsuit, ‘Ye argued that his contract ended in 2010 under California law, which bars entertainers from being tethered to an agreement for more than seven years. The multi-Grammy winner, who signed the deal back in 2003, also accused the company of slavery because the contract doesn’t allow him to retire.

“Even if the contract were not lopsided in EMI’s favor (it is), even if its terms valued Mr. West’s artistic contributions in line with the spectacular success he has achieved for EMI (they do not), and even if EMI had not underpaid Mr. West what it owes him (EMI has), he would be entitled to be set free from its bonds,” the lawsuit reads.

EMI hit back with a countersuit filed in New York, instead of California. The suit pointed out that the 41-year-old rapper signed multiple contract extensions, in addition to accepting millions in advances.

According to The Blast, West and EMI now feel that putting a hold on the legal proceedings will be beneficial to both sides “and the Court by enabling the parties to engage in meaningful discussions in an attempt to resolve this action without having to incur the burden and expense of litigation and motion practice.”

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