Stacy-Ann Ellis

Stacy-Ann edits and crafts many sentences for VIBE. She takes pictures, too. She hates when people disrespect her first name by adding an unnecessary "e." She is also emotional. No, seriously.

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Music News

Ari Lennox Is No Longer Happy Making Music: “My Heart Is So Tired”

Dreamville singer Ari Lennox has voiced her desire to retire from music due to lack of joy.


What Lauryn Hill’s Iconic ‘Miseducation’ Album Means To Black Women

Black women reflect on the emotional impact of Ms. Lauryn Hill’s most crucial body of work.

Movies & TV

A New Documentary On Rihanna’s Life Is Coming Sooner Than We Think

The countdown has reportedly begun for a documentary on Rihanna's life.

Movies & TV

Boots Riley Has Thoughts On Fellow Director Spike Lee’s ‘BlacKkKlansman’

Let's just say Boots Riley has a laundry list of critiques for Spike Lee's 'BlacKkKlansman.'

Music News

RIP Queen Of Soul: Watch Aretha Franklin’s Final Performance

Before her official announcement of retirement, Aretha Franklin blessed the stage for the last time in her native city, Detroit.


With Her New Foundation, Taraji P. Henson Wants To Change The Stigma Of Black Mental Health

Taraji P. Henson is moving the needle on mental health in the black community.

Music News

Robert Glasper Says Lauryn Hill “Stole All [His] Friends’ Music”

Robert Glasper has particularly strong thoughts on the legacy of Lauryn Hill.

New Releases

Ro James Offers A Taste Of His New Album With “Excuse Me”

"Excuse Me," a breezier, poppier version of James' brand of lust music, is the lead single from his forthcoming sophomore album.


Take Five: Icelandic Rapstress Alvia Shares Trap Inspirations And Festival Memories

Rapper Alvia opens up what it means to be a woman in Iceland's hip-hop scene.


Vic Mensa Sounds Off After Being Threatened By Chicago Police At Bud Billiken Parade

Vic Mensa has a bone to pick with the Chicago Police Department.

Movies & TV

Jennifer Lopez To Play A Stripper In New Film ‘Hustlers’

The film is based on a New York magazine piece about former strippers who plan to steal thousands from their Wall Street clients.

Music News

Cardi B Returning To Festival Circuit, Headlining Mala Luna 2018

This festival will be Cardi's first post-pregnancy performance.


Oprah Offers A Glimpse Into Her Date Nights With Stedman

Let's just say that Stedman *really* loves when Oprah throws down in the kitchen.


New Orleans, A City Known To Create Moments, Is Having One Of Its Own

Drake’s latest foray into bounce music is just one small way NOLA is reclaiming its cultural spotlight.

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