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Why Are Women More Willing To Learn "How To Love" From Weezy?

Lil Wayne's latest visual "How To Love" dropped today and it's one of the most emotional, heartfelt tracks he has recorded to date. Mr. Carter is the one of the most provocative rappers and the viral release of "How To Love" is no different with it's socially poignant message. The video depicts the pain-riddled past of a young girl and her journey into a drug-filled world of stripping and prostitution. As a result of her bad decisions, seemingly spawned form her mother's bad choices in love, she is diagnosed with AIDS.

While the treatment for this vid is exceptional and should speak to a lot of women, is the YMCMB head really the voice that should be delivering such sobering words? Our society is pretty much designed for women to seek the approval of men, and it's a shame to see women grasp this message most willingly from someone other than a female. Men (hello, Drake) have a way of opening up in a painfully honest way that is appreciated by and even attractive to women, but the gravitational pull toward a man's word over a woman's needs to stop among us. We'll bash Beyoncé's "Run The World" in a heartbeat and cue the awing for "Marvin's Room."

Stop it.

Weezy has no qualms with wining and dining a female, and he's signed one of the top women (Nicki Minaj) in the rap game. That alone can show he has respect for women, but his lyrics often point out that women should be subservient in the bedroom and in some way inferior. Don't get me wrong, a great Lil Wayne track is a great Lil Wayne track, but who is he to speak about the female battle with loving herself and her partner healthily? (See Also: Ludacris' "Runaway Love")

Have women given up on listening to other women? Who knows the stumbled path of exploring feminine sexuality and dealing with the forceful, oversexed nature of some young men better than a woman? It is refreshing that males notice the lost and bewildered state of some young women, but we have to learn how to love ourselves from the women who know exactly how (as Wayne himself points out at the end of the video). A man telling you that you're beautiful should only be an additive onto the kind words you've learned to tell yourself every day.

Watch the video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKLHjaanHzU&feature=channel_video_title

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Kelly Rowland Says Her Highly-Anticipated Project Is "Definitely Coming"

Six years ago, Kelly Rowland released her fourth studio album titled Talk a Good Game. The project boasted hit singles like "Kisses Down Low" and the transparent "Dirty Laundry." Now, the Houston native is preparing to release a project that'll surely satisfy fans' patient earbuds.

In an interview with Billboard, Rowland shared her hopes for putting out a new body of work and the pressure that she's encountered since she's been in the studio. "This is by far the longest, most pressure-filled process ever, only because I know what it's supposed to be and I have been so hard on myself. I know it," she said. "And it's the first time I've said it out loud. I've been extremely hard on myself. But it's definitely coming, and I'm more so excited about this project than anything else."

The news follows the recent release of Rowland's "Kelly" track, which was met with critical acclaim in November 2018. In addition to preparing the release of new music, the "Motivation" singer discussed fans' wish for a Destiny's Child reunion. The rumors have been fueled by social media photographs of Rowland with either Beyonce or Michelle or all three, especially during Beyonce's past Coachella performance. But Rowland assures readers that it's not what they think.

"It's so funny. I guess every time people see us together, they just see music but I see sisterhood, and that's what we are and that's what me, her, Michelle [Williams] and Solange and I are. People see us all together, they immediately think music. I'm like, no. Just family." As Rowland previously mentioned Solange, she hopes to one day work with her again.

"I'm a huge fan," she said. "I love her writing and how detailed and particular she is. I always wanted to figure out how the heck she has so many different layers of harmonies when she is constructing these vocals, and it's so complex but simple. It's genius. It's the genius in her genius mind that she has in there." One of the last times the pair collaborated was on Rowland's "Simply Deep" track off her debut solo album of the same name. Solange also penned a few songs off the same project. Fast forward to 2016, and Rowland's vocals were featured on Solange's iconic A Seat at the Table.

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Teyana Taylor To Pay Homage To Ballroom Culture In "WTP" Video

Teyana Taylor aims to keep her hot streak of innovative videos coming thanks to this recent announcement. Taking to Instagram on Wednesday (Jan. 9), the "Gonna Love Me" singer will show adoration to ballroom culture in the visual for "WTP."

Directed by Gregory "Beef" Jones, The Aunties Inc., and Taylor herself, the Harlemite takes viewers on her journey to the expression-filled space where she hopes to rack up 10s across the board from a group of judges. The premise of the video also seems to follow a mockumentary format airing on a fictional network named FEMTV. Alongside Taylor, other men and women get ready to display their talents and confidence on the ballroom floor.

"WTP" is featured on the mother-of-one's sophomore album, K.T.S.E., which was released in June 2018. While the rollout's controversy didn't entirely muddle the excitement behind the project's debut, Taylor said she was sold on the idea that her album would be treated as the biggest out of G.O.O.D. Music's string of releases last year.

"I didn't know ahead of time that there wouldn't be any singles or visuals. But I knew that it was going to be the five-album thing," she said during a HOT 97 interview. "[Kanye] wanted [my album] to be last, he wanted mine to be the biggest. That's the way they sauced it up. I was sold."

The video will debut on Jan. 19. Check out the teaser below.

 

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👀 1.19.19 👀 #WTP Directed by @teyanataylor & @ogbeefjones @theauntiesinc 🙏🏾🙌🏾🙏🏾 The wait is ALMOST over. 😏 @museumofsex

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Trina Braxton’s Ex-Husband, Gabe Solis, Dies After Battle With Cancer

Gabe Solis, the ex-husband of Trina Braxton, lost his battle with cancer, Thursday (Dec. 20),  TMZ reports. He was 43.

Solis passed away at his home in Texas, surrounded by friends and family, according to the outlet. No official details have been released about his passing.

Solis had reportedly been keeping his cancer battle private. His death came as a shock to his loved ones. On Friday (Dec. 21), Braxton seemingly mourned the loss of her ex-husband with a cryptic Instagram meme reading, “I need a hug..E bottle of wine.”

The former couple tied the knot in 2003, and appeared together on previous seasons of WEtv’s Braxton Family Values. Despite finalizing their divorce in 2015, Braxton and Solis confronted lingering issues from their marriage during an episode of Iyanla: Fix My Life, earlier in the year.

Braxton has since moved on to a new relationship, but remained friends with Solis.

 

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