The Matrix Reloaded: Vixen’s Pop Culture Week in Review for May 19


This week was quite a busy one for news consumers. There was enough going on in pop culture land to keep a casual elevator convo going on for hours. Most were good, some were bad and a select few got ugly. From guilty pleasure tidbits like #BaduBox sex tips to finger-wag-worthy moments a la August Alsina’s “lynching,” Vixen revisits the most eyebrow-raising headlines of the week.

1. Ciara and Future name their newborn, Future
2. Nicki Minaj drops her crossver Pink Print single, “Pills N Potions”
3. Jay Z and Bey’s On The Run” Tour trailer follows up the Elevator Gate
4. Michael Jackson’s über realistic hologram Billboard performance
5. Robin Thicke sings for his wife’s return
6. Macklemore’s allegedly Jewish-mocking costume
7. 50 Cent was MIA from his son’s graduation
8. Ray J offered porn royalties as a KimYe wedding gift
9. Kendall Jenner’s Billboard Awards announcement blunder
10. Usher and Adam Levine covered D’Angelo’s hit “Untitled”
11. Twitter got sex advice from Erykah Badu
12. Forbes claims Iggy Azalea runs hip hop
13. Destiny’s Child reunites for gospel song “Say Yes”
14. A high schooler’s clever Juvenile x Periodic Table of Elements yearbook quote
15. August Alsina lynches himself on Instagram

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