In the middle of meetings and other important tasks that filled my day, I caught wind of some Twitter beef between a few popular rappers and media personalities. I can’t say I read enough of the tweets to know what happened but I have a few observations.
We make really dumb people famous. I was trying put my finger on why and it occurred to me that smart people are far too complex to be discussed through the lens of isolated social media posts. Think about it. It only takes one quote from Donald Trump, Stacey Dash, Raven Symone, etc. to sum up their depth. They aren’t scholars or celebrated thinkers. They’ve not written any books worth reading and probably haven’t read any either.
we choose to make heros and persons of influence out of people who don’t make us think too hard in order to understand them. Even intellectually savvy artists are forced to dumb down their work to be accepted by popular culture.
so… Here’s my challenge to whoever is still reading.nstudy someone complex. Invest some time in an intellectual you respect. Read them. Watch them. Emulate if you want. But, let’s stop promoting ignorant people more than we promote brilliancy.
Head over to the 5:00 minute mark if you have already heard Tamar Braxton sing Love and War. It was shaky. (But I’m happy for her)
Did Wendy Williams overdo it with Mr. Wiz Khalifa on her show. It seemed like she was making some judgement about his life based on his desire to smoke weed. On the other end, it’s ironic that this man notes that he’s a professional but showed up to work smelling like marijuana. I think Wendy was a little taken aback by that. I also didn’t understand why he said that Amber would be popping at anytime but that they would be married before she popped. So, like today?
Rihanna in black!
Alicia Keys and Swizz beatz
LL Cool James.
Ms. Diana Ross!
Adele… Lovely in Black!
Winner Corrine Baily Rae!
John Legend & Chrissy, his fiancee!
MC light! (In a garbage bag.)
Better than last year! Kelly had a great year!
Eric Benet… Like him but he looks disheveled.
Common… It’s the biggest night in music!
No. No. Maybe. Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose.
Kim Burrell. Love you Kim. Not sure about the dress.
Kirk looked great and won two Grammys.
I know every other blogger is posting about how it’s cool and fuzzy that Cassie and Diddy’s mom had a little shopping excursion, but I posted this picture for another. Don’t laugh but…
You know how when you were in high school, you were so excited to have those new shoes that you wore them with ANYTHING? Cassie is rocking her Louboutins even though it appears nothing else matches.
Oh, and how tall is Diddy’s mom. wait, never mind. The Louboutin’s again.