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Not Your Mother's Blog: Haters Gon'... Hate?

Beyonce's I can't tell you how much it annoys the hell out of me to see this on social media: "Haters gonna hate, let them hate," "I'ma do what you can't while you watch and hate," "Haters can't stop my grind." And the list goes on. I mean, damn, are people really hating on you, fool? You can't possibly have that much going on in your life that you think people really care enough to hate.

I admit, there are times that some people do make comments out of sheer jealousy, but there are also times that whatever you're doing, selling, wearing or saying falls short of a certain bar and your friends or family (or people who think they know you) will give you constructive criticism. That is not hate, and it's about damn time people wake up and smell the truth!

When I hear women bash reality stars like Kim Kardashian, for instance, and say things like "She has no talent" or "She's famous off of a sextape," some could call that constructive criticism. But how you say things and your intentions behind it really shows if you're coming from a place of truth or jealousy. Prior to her sextape, Kimmie came from money so she's always been in certain circles, and lest we forget her mother has done a swell job at turning lemons into lemonade for the whole family. So when I hear people say the aforementioned remarks, I perceive them as constructive criticism. Now in that same vain, when I hear people say she looks fake, ugly or that she wants to be black, I'm inclined to think they're hating. Who cares if her hair is weaved up? In this industry, who doesn't have at least hair clips or extensions? Ain't nobody got time for all these different hairstylist putting so much heat on your hair that it falls out.

Same goes for Beyoncé. It vexes me to still hear people speak out of jealousy of her. First off, even if the woman released a video of Blue Ivy crawling out of her vagina, I know some idiot out there will say that's not her lady parts. Secondly, she's earned a certain level of bragging rights being that she's one of the very few artists who can still sell out arenas in minutes. In a day and age where everyone has the hook up and can get stuff free, you know if you spend your coin on a Beyoncé show, it's money well spent. Now to say you're not a fan of her music is one thing but don't tear the woman down as if she's not your favorite singer's favorite singer or one of the hardest working people in showbiz. And lastly, how many of you women have a man who pursued you, helped make you better, helped you build your empire, married you and not just gave you a baby and walked away? Does he sing to you and dance with you in public? Hell, does he at least acknowledge you in public? If you have a man who does all these things for you, then I'm happy for you. And I'm sure you would want people to be happy for you rather than hate on what they don't know took years to build.

As long as you're good with your choices and decisions, carry on. You don't have to agree or like how someone gets their coin but offer constructive criticism rather than tearing someone down. If people can't congratulate, why hate? Simply don't participate. Thoughts? -- Alesha Renee (@alesharenee)

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During her speech for the Rule Breaker award, singer-songwriter recalled today's climate, asking her peers and those watching at home for a little bit of peace.

"I'm sorry for the state of the world honestly, for everybody in this room and I pray that all of us just get through it a little bit easier and just try not to lash out at each other," she said.

The recurring theme of unity among women was also heard on the carpet from artists like Tierra Whack. In addition to her message of love, the "Broken Clocks" singer also thanked her TDE family for rocking with her creative process.

"I'm just so thankful for everybody having patience with me, " she said. Shouting out the key members of her family in attendance, the TDE affiliate gave praise to her mother, father, and grandma. In this brief speech centered around the artist's growth Solána Imani Rowe, known more commonly as her stage name, Rowe everyone for their trust in her.

"I'm grateful for everybody taking the time to have the patience to watch someone grow, it is painful and sometimes exciting but mostly boring. And I am thankful for Top (Top Dawg Entertainment's Anthony Tiffith) for not dropping me from that label. For Peter, who I change my ideas every day and he be like okay I like this," she continued.

Thanking the likes of musical powerhouses like Alicia Keys and Whack, "The Weekend" singer offered her appreciation and condolences to Ariana Grande.

Watch SZA accept the Rule Breaker award above.

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Beyoncé, Rihanna, And J. Lo Make Forbes’ Highest-Paid Women In Music List

As November comes to a close, many publications will be crafting their year-end lists for all things pop culture. Forbes released a ranking of the world's highest-paid women in music on Monday (Nov. 19), with Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, and Rihanna holding it down for women of color.

Beyoncé comes in at No. 3 on the list with an earning of $60 million as she made most of her money through her historical Coachella performance, the joint album with husband JAY-Z, Everything is Love, and the Carters' On The Run II Tour in support of its release.

Jennifer Lopez made No. 6 for earnings tallying of over $47 million thanks to her lucrative Las Vegas residency, endorsements, and shows including World of Dance where she serves as a judge.

Rihanna follows behind the "Love Don't Cost A Thing" diva at No. 7 with earnings of over $37.5 million. Although she hasn't toured since 2016—thanks to her cosmetics and lingerie lines, Fenty Beauty and Savage Lingerie—the Bajan pop star has been keeping herself busy.

Forbes' annual list (which factors in pretax earnings from June 1, 2017, through June 1, 2018) has placed Katy Perry at the top with over $83 million in profits due to her gig as an American Idol judge and her 80-date Witness: The Tour that brought in an estimated $1 million per night.

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Katy Perry ($83 million) Taylor Swift ($80 million) Beyoncé ($60 million) P!nk ($52 million) Lady Gaga ($50 million) Jennifer Lopez ($47 million) Rihanna ($37.5 million) Helene Fischer ($32 million) Celine Dion ($31 million) Britney Spears ($30 million)

 

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Kelly Rowland Hops In Her Bag With New Single "Kelly"

Kelly Rowland has it all and isn't afraid to brag about it on her new single, "Kelly."

Released Thursday (Nov. 22), the singer goes the clubby, confident route while rightfully dropping her attributes like her relationship with God, smoldering looks (a.k.a the drip) among other things. With "Kelly" being the first single since her 2013's Talk a Good Game, the singer comes out swinging, reminding everyone of her power in the game.

The mother of one has promised that her new tunes will be edgier and most honest than her past work that included vulnerable tracks like "Dirty Laundry" and massive hits like "Motivation" and "Commander." Speaking with Vogue over the summer, Ms. Kelly disclosed a few details behind the album.

“It’s about love, loss, and gain and whether it’s professional or with family or whatever, it’s just honest," she said. "I had no choice but to be honest and authentic with this record: it’s about friendship and marriage.”

She also explained a drop in confidence caused her hiatus. “I was thinking about pulling back from recording, but I couldn’t help myself: I still wanted to record. I still felt like I was missing something. The third year just came and left so fast. The fourth year I said: ‘I have to get to work’ and now I’m ready to release some music! I felt like I wasted so much time, and it was my husband who actually called me out on it. He said: ‘Babe, as great as those records were, I think you were nervous, you got gun-shy’, and when he said that it was like boom, a gong went off.”

Glad to have you back, Ms. Kelly. Listen to the eponymous record up top.

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