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Oh, Kanye...

Dear Kanye West,

There’s nothing women enjoy more than seeing a man honestly in love, especially one of your caliber. A music man with business savvy and no filter. Sure, what you say gets you in trouble majority of the time, but we pardon that once we see how smitten you are and hear the quality rap you unleash into the world.

But it seems like your most recent relationship/fling/publicity stunt has had us concerned. Sure, you’re a fella who knows what he wants and gets it. You want to stunt with Hov on a collaboration compilation? You did it. You want to design a line dedicated to your mother (which we loved!) and showcase it in Europe? You did it. You want to be linked with a woman who hasn’t solidified her divorce papers to an NBA player? You did it…but why?!

Remember in 2006 when you proposed to your then-beau Alexis Phifer? She was your woman for six years, a female you saw potential in and got on one knee to propose to. Her preference for anonymity kept you grounded. Your egotistical lashouts were kept to a minimum or maybe even behind-the-scenes. She allowed your music to talk for you, even when your jaw was wired shut while working on your debut The College Dropout.

Then you began to run the town with a video vixen by the name of Amber Rose, a point where you let your sanity run unbridled. You began to embody the spirit of the rapper’s lifestyle, showing up to the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards with a bottle and a bodacious boo. You felt these “assets” were enough reason to bum rush the stage and interrupt Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech for “Best Video of the Year.” You championed for Beyoncé, your little sis by association, and we admire that, but the awareness for your surroundings suddenly disappeared. You just didn’t care about the image your words and actions outside of music portrayed to the world that loved you.

Fast forward to now and your heartbreak has led you to create amazing audible art in the forms of 808s & Heartbreak and My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. You had your fans torn between praising the musician responsible for such work and the asshole who really didn’t care what we thought. However, you still cared about Amber, who by this time had found love in the arms of another buzzing rapper who worshipped the ground she walked on. All that was left was you…and the music.
Now you’ve grown, having seen the world and exploiting your luxuries from here, there and Paris. You only keep your filter off when you rap, making the studio a more appropriate backdrop for such activity. Yet you have been very verbal and somewhat public about your recent affection for Armenian bosstress Kim Kardashian. There is no doubt that your friendship has stemmed from years of keeping in touch through each other’s missteps in prior relationships. You both also have a knack for making paper and keeping blogs busy. Why shouldn’t you two be each other’s happy ending?

The obvious reason would be because you’re each other’s rebounds with more than enough ego than either of you can handle alone. She is still fighting through a nasty divorce with her ex-husband who she had no problem showering affection for in a multi-million dollar television special for all the world to eat up. By holding her hand, you’re cosigning a lifestyle condemned to zero privacy and fleeting interests. She is a business woman with a self-made brand to promote and little room for disruption.

Your purpose is music, a talent that should not be hindered by perfect publicity stunts and strategic displays of affection. Had you each given yourselves the time to shorten your itineraries and find room to reflect on yourselves then considered a dating relationship that did not begin with photos of Kim leaving your apartment, maybe there would have been a more supportive response. But you’ve been clear that you ain’t about that life. You do what and who you want. Just make sure that she is doing the same for the right reasons.

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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 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.

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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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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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