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Editor's Picks! The Best of VIBE Vixen 2011

It's been an incredible year for VIBE Vixen, and we're honored to share fashion, beauty and entertainment gems with you every step of the way! To celebrate the close of a fab 2011 and welcome a new, wonderful year, our editors have chosen their favorite links since the launch! Check out our favorite links below and tell us which stories you loved on our site!

Is Beyoncé Losing Her Appeal?
I’ve been a Beyoncé stan for as long as I can remember. Since first hearing her velvety-smooth soprano on Destiny’s Child’s “No, No, No” remix, I’ve eagerly anticipated every musical offering she’s given us...

5 Actresses Who Could Replace Stacey Dash on 'Single Ladies'
When rumors hit the web that Stacey Dash had been fired from VH1’s hit scripted show, Single Ladies, we couldn’t help but be devastated. With her beauty, style and penchant for romance, Stacey made the show’s main character, Val, come alive...

4 Things You Should Not Share With Your BFF
It’s been a while since many of us have been in kindergarten, but I think it’s safe for us to leave that “sharing is caring” rule behind. BFFs share a lot but knowing what things to keep to yourself can keep your friendship running smoothly...

Dudes We Love But Could Never Date
Simply put: Just because we love them, that doesn’t make him good for us. Here are five types of guys that we love but could never date...

10 Reasons Amber Rose Should Have a Seat
Admittedly, I like Amber Rose. But I liked her much more when she played the role of being seen and not heard. Rose is a beautiful woman with an insanely stacked body. In the past six months or so, Rose has gotten a little ahead of herself with her “diarrhea of the mouth”...


Things June Ambrose Taught Us About Style
June Ambrose
is one of the most celebrated figures in contemporary black fashion. She is our stylist du jour, thrilling us with her imaginative outfits and adventurous Twitter tales of shopping, socializing and doting after her adorable two children...

Personal Notes: When I First Found Love in a Hopeless Place
Who knew I’d be watching Rihanna’s new video “We Found Love” and simultaneously be reliving my allegiance to my first boyfriend...

Lip Service
With the exception of the eyes, lips are probably the first thing you notice when you speak to somebody. That alone makes it very important to keep yours in prime condition...

6 Ways to Make Him Say 'I Love You'
You know the saying: “It’s the little things that counts.” Well, it’s true! Think about it ladies: How often do you spoil your man or just do as he asks?

Talk That Talk: Rihanna's Top 5 Talking Shit Tweets
Everyone knows Rihanna is not one to bite her tongue. Her I Don’t Give A Damn attitude (while raising two middle fingers in the air) is just one of the many reasons her stans love them some RiRi.

The Women That Drake Should Date... And Write A Song About
You can claim that you won’t date the ever-emotional Mr. Aubrey Graham, but several women have never hesitated to nestle up next to the Canadian star. These lucky (or not-so-lucky) ladies never locked down the YMCMB soldier; however, they’ve been inked into his history forever. Literally...

THE DIGITAL ISSUES

VOLUME 1.1 : La La's Reality Star Power

VOLUME 1.2 : Something About Tika Sumpter

VOLUME 1.3 : "You Know Joan More Than You Know Tracee"

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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

A post shared by Jimmy Neutch- Shumpert (@teyanataylor) on Jan 8, 2019 at 6:32pm PST

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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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A post shared by Trina Braxton (@trinabraxton1) on Dec 21, 2018 at 9:49am PST

READ MORE: Phaedra Parks To Join 'Braxton Family Values' Cast

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