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The Good, The Bad & Ugly Comments About VIBE's ‘Role Models’ Cover

VIBE caused a much-expected stir after unveiling our June/July cover featuring reality TV queens Evelyn Lozada, Tamar Braxton, Chrissy Lampkin and Kandi Burruss. Check out the chorus of ohs and hell-to-the-naws coming our way—the good, the bad and the super ugly.

THE GOOD
(Positive feedback)

Maria Whitaker [email protected]
@Kandi @VibeMagazine @EvelynLozada @[email protected] I think the cover is beautiful. What's the problem?

Jess Sims [email protected]_AsPRing
I don't even mind the @VibeMagazine cover, these "women" (ahem) aren't MY role models, my mother, Maya Angelou & Oprah are...so#kanyeshrug

Bonsu Thompson [email protected]
Mizz Belle Gets IT--> RT @abelleinbk NEW POST: "Vibe Throws Shade; Few See Light" http://j.mp/eH0Gmi @[email protected]

?KeepIt†rill? [email protected]_PrettyMuvfucka
@VibeMagazine put @Kandi @EvelynLozada @TamarBraxtonHer &@chrissylampkin on the cover as role models..the only role model to me is @Kandi

Veshae [email protected]_Asset
Have to go get the @VibeMagazine with my two fav [email protected] and @chrissylampkin on the cover!!!

Kaye [email protected]
@VibeMagazine Can't wait to read this. Even though, I only watched Love & Hip Hop. I still know who everyone on the cover is.

#NeNeBrOwN78 [email protected]
@Kandi @VibeMagazine kandi u shld hv been on the cover by urself due to ur work ethic, talent & mentality. U are role model worthy. #ijs

Britt Bratt [email protected]
Ppl really have some strong opinions about the VIBE magazine cover. Some of them are ignorant to say the least

Brook Lynne Carter [email protected]
This new Vibe Magazine cover headline about role models is really just a silent read.

@BossLadyNYC
This new @VibeMagazine cover has me feeling ALL kinds of ways—and that's what it was supposed to do. Great job to the staff

Chantell O. Black [email protected]
@VibeMagazine wanted to stir controversy and conversation with this magazine cover. They were successful. Just like the good ole days....

THE BAD
(Negative feedback)

T Dot [email protected]_dot_Lee
Calling those ladies "role models" on the cover of @VibeMagazine is an INSULT. Absolutely offensive.

lydia hawkins [email protected]
@VibeMagazine the cover should of said "girls just wanna have fun " but how the heck are you gonna tell me to "meet your role models?"”

Pink lipstick™ [email protected]
@VibeMagazine. I'm sorry but how is Chrissy and Evelyn role models when all they do is fight & disrespect each other on TV.

365 Girl Foundation [email protected]
#365GirlRoleModelDay @therealmarymary Gospel Superstars, Wives, Mothers, God Chasers, Style Divas, TV Stars, Authors,@VibeMagazine #theybad

Ashley Plunkett [email protected]
@VibeMagazine Roll models? Maybe @Kandi & @TamarBraxtonHer, yea. If it is a play on words, I still think it's setting us back.

Marlene Moran
"Role Models" - FAIL - These women are ENTERTAINMENT and should never be elevated to a level where one would consider them role models. - What audience is this for? Young women 18-34 years old? Vibe should have choosen something else to grab the attention of their readers. Kandi Burress seems out of place in this photo. She really has an established career, singer, songwriter, owner of her businesses....

Taji Coleman
Role Models? I'm assuming there is sarcasm in that, like as in a cynical Joke?

Global Leadership [email protected]
I think you @Kandi & @TamarBraxtonHer belong on [email protected] cover but Evelyn & Chrissy oh hell no!!!!!!

Bashanae McClorin [email protected]
I hope @VibeMagazine was being sarcastic with their latest cover story.The word "Role model" and Evelyn shouldnt even occupy the same space.

THE UGLY
(Really negative feedback)

Ms Thing [email protected]_Ms_Thing
is @vibemagazine serious? These uneducated, ill-behaving WHORES will NEVER be my role model. Y'all lost a reader.

Damey Whammey [email protected]
@VibeMagazine what kind of role models are these? How would you explain your choices for the cover when we live in a world with the 1st lady

Laura Carmical [email protected]
@Kandi @VibeMagazine @EvelynLozada @[email protected] Some sexy controversy; the cover is bangin ladies. ????? stars

The Real Housewives [email protected]_Housewives
.. @VibeMagazine thinks @evelynlozada & @chrissylampkin women who have assaulted others are role models? Vibe must be drunk

MissTruth Hurts
WTF! "Role models"! Yeah um, the Apocalypse is truly near.

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Kid Cudi checked himself into rehab in 2016 to combat depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts, the "Day 'N' Nite emcee has worked to find the best ways to cope with his traumas.

Smith also spoke candidly about her battle with mental health. "I had gotten to LA and gotten a certain amount of success and realized that that wasn’t the answer,” she said. "[The success] wasn’t what was going to make everything okay. [It] actually made this worse."

Like many people struggling with depression and anxiety, the shame felt by  Mescudi is a normal feeling, but hopefully, through this talk, more conversation surrounding mental disorders will begin.

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Bad Bunny Addresses Domestic Violence In New "Solo De Mi" Video

Bad Bunny is finishing 2018 as one of the biggest breakout stars in Latin music, and he's using his platform to stand up against an important topic. He's bringing awareness to domestic violence in his new music video for "Solo De Mi."

"Solo De Mi," which translates to "Just of Me" in English, was released as a single on Friday (Dec. 14). The video that premiered on YouTube a day later, has since racked up 5.1 million views and is currently trending on the channel at No. 10. The visual piece evokes emotions as most of the reel depicts a young woman nervously singing in front of a microphone with a battered face.

Towards the end of the video, the tempo switches and the broken woman becomes stronger as the camera pans to Bad Bunny and his entourage partying the night away while the Puerto Rican rapper spits bars in Spanish.

The Latin trap artist shared a clip of the video on Instagram with this caption:

"I'm not sure if cockfighting is abuse, but gender violence against women and the absurd amount of women who are murdered a month IS. When are we going to prioritize what really matters ??! We always want to blame everyone but the one at fault. IT'S TIME TO TAKE ACTION NOW! I know there will be many opinions, but I just tell them that something starts, and everyone does their part as they think they can. WE DO NOT WANT ONE MORE DEATH! Respect the woman, respect the man, respect the neighbor, respect life! LESS VIOLENCE, MORE PERISH! (AND IF SHE WANTS IT, IF IT DOES NOT LET HER SAVE ONLY AND DO NOT KILL IT) 🖤 [LINK IN MY BIO]"

Although the trap-influenced record has yet to debut on the charts, the 24-year-old artist continues to ride high off the success of his current singles, "MIA" and "I Like It," which are currently sitting at No. 2 and No. 42 on the Hot Latin Songs and Hot 100, respectively.

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no estoy seguro si las peleas de gallo son maltrato, pero la violencia de género en contra de la mujer y la cantidad absurda de mujeres que son asesinadas al mes SÍ LO ES. ¿Cuando vamos a darle prioridad a lo que realmente importa??! Siempre queremos culpar a todos menos al que tiene la culpa. ES HORA DE TOMAR ACCIÓN YA! Sé que habrán muchas opiniones, pero yo solo les digo que por algo se empieza, y cada cual hace su parte como cree que pueda. NO QUEREMOS NI UNA MUERTE MAS! Respeta la mujer, respeta al hombre, respeta al prójimo, respeta la vida! MENOS VIOLENCIA, MAS PERREO! (Y SI ELLA LO QUIERE, SI NO DÉJALA QUE PERREE SOLA Y NO LA JODAS)🖤 [LINK EN MI BIO]

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Kenneka Jenkins' Mother Sues Hotel For $50 Million After Daughter Found In Freezer

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The lawsuit names the hotel, F&F Realty, Capital Security, and Investigations and Murray Bros. Caddyshack – the restaurant that leased the kitchen – as  liable for Jenkins' death. Martin claims the hotel and other parties failed to secure dangerous areas and hire competent staff to monitor them.

According to court documents, the hotel and security staff ignored multiple warnings about the group of people that were partying in the hotel room where Jenkins was ahead of her disappearance. The lawsuit noted that Jenkins passed several hotel staff members who should have seen that she was in an altered state and prevented her from entering the kitchen.

Hotel personnel also neglected to thoroughly review security footage after learning of Jenkins' disappearance. If they had done so, "they would have been able to locate her which would have prevented her death,” according to the lawsuit. As result of the incident, Jenkins' family claims they suffered tremendous "conscious, physical pain and suffering," humiliation, and loss of wages.

As previously reported, 19-year-old Jenkins attended a hotel room party on the ninth floor of the Crowne Plaza on Sept. 9, 2017, around 1:13 a.m. in a fully coherent state, the lawsuit claims. Around 2:30 a.m. Jenkins' and friends reportedly were leaving the party when she realized she had lost her phone. Two hours later, friends told Martin that her daughter was missing. After Martin contacted the hotel desk, security reviewed the surveillance footage, but did not find anything at the time. Jenkins was officially reported missing at 12:36 p.m. on Sept. 9.

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