THE WEEKND SAYS GRAMMY SNUB FELT LIKE A ‘SUCKER PUNCH’ – (01/29/2021)
The Weeknd has opened up about receiving no nominations for the 2021 Grammy awards. The singer told Billboard that the snub felt like “an attack.” He explained, “I use a sucker punch as an analogy. Because it just kind of hit me out of nowhere. I definitely felt … I felt things. I don’t know if it was sadness or anger. I think it was just confusion. I just wanted answers. Like, ‘What happened?’ We did everything right, I think.”
He continued, “I’m not a cocky person. I’m not arrogant. People told me I was going to get nominated. The world told me. Like, ‘This is it; this is your year.’ We were all very confused.”
He added, “If you were like, ‘Do you think the Grammys are racist?’ I think the only real answer is that in the last 61 years of the Grammys, only 10 Black artists have won album of the year. I don’t want to make this about me. That’s just a fact.”
Meanwhile, during the interview, The Weeknd revealed that he has invested $7 million of his own money into the Pepsi Super Bowl LV Halftime Show to make it “be what he envisioned.” He added, “We’ve been really focusing on dialing in on the fans at home and making performances a cinematic experience, and we want to do that with the Super Bowl.”
SAM SMITH, LADY GAGA, HALSEY AND MILEY CYRUS NOMINATED FOR GLAAD AWARDS – (01/29/2021)
Sam Smith, Lady Gaga, Halsey, and Miley Cyrus are among the nominees for the 32nd annual GLAAD Media Awards’ Outstanding Music Artist category.
GLAAD also introduced a new music category for the 2021 ceremony. According to a press release, The new Outstanding Breakthrough Music Artist award recognizes LGBTQ artists who have achieved a breakthrough in the music industry during the year 2020 and “whose songs, music videos, or live performances have made a significant impact on LGBTQ visibility and acceptance.”
Actress Josie Totah, drag star Shangela, and actor Jonathan Bennett announced the nominees on TikTok Thursday (January 28th).
CARDI B EXPOSES MAN WHO ROBBED HER COUSIN – (01/29/2021)
Cardi B took to Instagram to ask her followers to help identify a man that robbed her cousin in New York. The rapper posted a picture of man but later take it down. She later explained her actions, saying, “So I want to make this clear for the dumb people in the back. They’re not that bright. So OK, the reason why I posted a photo of that man is because I want information on that man because I feel like the cops is not moving fast enough.”
She continued, “But anyways, let me tell y’all. So there’s good people in this world, like I feel like I’m a good person. But then there’s people who are just extremely sweet, extremely nice. So my cousin, he’s a Christian and he’s a really nice person, so this man was stuck on the highway or something, and this guy flagged my cousin.”
She continued, “He was like, ‘I need a ride ’cause I’m stuck’ and everything. So my cousin said, ‘OK, I’m gonna drop you at the gas station. When my cousin was giving him a ride, he put a gun on his head, he started putting the gun on his chest and he robbed them and he made them continue driving for like around 30 minutes, just driving him around for no reason.”
WENDY WILLIAMS REVEALS SHE HAD A ONE NIGHT STAND WITH METHOD MAN – (01/29/2021)
Wendy Williams recently revealed that she had a one night stand with Method Man. During an interview with DJ Suss One, she said that it happened when she was addicted to cocaine. She said, “I smoked a blunt with [Method Man] while I gave him a bath and it was a one-night stand.”
She added, “He’ll deny it — maybe not. That wasn’t in the movie.”
She went on, “I guess I batted my eyes and rocked my shoulders and I said, you know, ‘Wanna come over?’ and he said ‘Yeah.’” She added, “That was back in the coke days. I don’t remember what he did, I’m not gonna implicate him on that.”
She also revealed that Method Man “is still very angry at me.” The rapper is reportedly upset that back in the early 2000s, Wendy Williams revealed on air that his wife has cancer.
Wendy Williams: The Movie airs on Lifetime tomorrow (January 30th) at 8pm EST.
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