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10 Reasons You May Hate Valentine's Day

The big day is getting close. And by the big day, we're not talking about your birthday. It's Valentine's Day, the day when men and women celebrate the love they share with each other. But for many, this is a day of utter despair. Take a look at 10 reasons you may hate Valentine's Day:

1. Only one partner celebrates it. It's no fun if you celebrate Valentine's Day in a relationship, by yourself. If your partner doesn't celebrate it, you're left to look around at all the other lovers which is never any fun.

2. It's a Hallmark holiday. Let's face it, most holidays are money-makers. But it just may frustrate you much more to know that on this particular day Hallmark, as well as restaurants and jewelry makers are banking on your dollar!

3. Expectations are high.Women have extremely high expectations when it comes to the magic day. One mistake--he/she shows up late or the weather is horrible--and the vision of perfect romantic bliss can be ruined. Such pressure!

4. You don't have a "Valentine" on Valentine's Day. How hard is it to walk outside and be thrust into a sea of romantic couples coddling each other, when you don't have someone to share in the day with. Talk about depressing!

5. It's the only day you feel appreciated. There are 365 days in a year. If Valentine's Day is the only time your significant other goes all out, then something may be wrong. If you can't feel special the other days of the year, then why is this one day so significant?

6. It leaves you thinking your relationship is inadequate. On the opposite side of the spectrum, you could be perfectly content in your relationship. But because your significant other didn't go all out for Valentine's Day, it may leave you questioning how much he/she really cares.

7. My gift is better than yours. Valentine's Day can bring out the most competitive behavior since Superbowl Sunday. If you have girlfriends who flaunt their gifts in your face, Valentine's Day can become a day for comparisons.

8. You can't get over the past. Valentine's Day used to mean something to you. Maybe it was the day that your boyfriend made things official or your significant other bought you that brand new car. Well, now he's your ex-husband, and the car is repossessed. So every time Valentine's Day comes around, it brings up horrible feelings. Yikes!

9. It's a one-sided holiday. Ladies, if you carry the mentality that it's all about us, this could be the reason your hubby hates this day. Are you giving your guy anything special? Are you spending money on him? Do you treat him to something nice? Maybe, you should.

10. What gift should I get? On the subject of gifts, other than the typical flowers and candy, it can become difficult to come up with a unique gift that really melts your significant other's heart. It can leave you racking your brain for days before!

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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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