Thursday, June 21, 2012

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Blacks more likely to die from cancer because of vitamin D deficiency, study finally admits

So while most black people are worried about getting darker.. I'm absorbing light. Our skin has been made to handle the rays. Enjoy it.

Blacks more likely to die from cancer because of vitamin D deficiency, study finally admits

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Erykah Badu is not happy

with her latest video. --If you aren't on twitter.. she's been ranting for a while now.
If you have not watched the YouTube video (unedited) a link will be at the very bottom. You Tube pulled it, but of course others have footage now.



This situation doesn't surprise me, I've heard other celebs talk about how commonly things are molded into a new idea and/or concept without their permission.
--Something else that I've taken notice to when reading these tweets. This generation is so negatively over-sexed to the point that when skin is showed.. sex is all that is thought of or they instantly frown upon the person because it's "not right" in their eyes. 
(just as the idiots that have a problem with women breastfeeding their young in public... buuuut thats a whole different story!)
So many people tweeted Erykah saying things like "Stop taking off your clothes" "You wanted to be a whore by taking off your clothes" "What did you think was going to happen by taking off your clothes" I quote.
Nude is Natural. She had no problem with that...
but the problem is when one abuses the privilege

ErykahBadu (@fatbellybella)
Posted Wednesday 6th June 2012 from Twitbird Pro
3:33pm dallas
explanation & timeline of how is went. Should clear things up.
 
@waynecoyne then... perhaps, next time u get an occasion to work with an artist who respects your mind/art, you should send at least a ROUGh version of the video u PLAN to release b4 u manipulate or compromise the artist's brand by desperately releasing a poor excuse for shock and nudity that sends a convoluted message that passes as art( to some).
Even with Window Seat there was a method and thought process involved. I have not one need for publicity . I just love artistic dialogue . And just because an image is shocking does not make it art. You obviously have a misconception of who I am artistically.
I don't mind that but...
By the way you are an ass.
You did everything wrong from the on set .


First:
You showed me a concept of beautiful tasteful imagery( by way of vid text messages) .
I trusted that. I was mistaken.
Then u release an unedited, unapproved version within the next few days.
That all spells 1 thing ,
Self Serving .
When asked what the concept meant after u explained it , u replied ,"it doesn't mean anything , I just want to make a great video that everyone is going to watch. "
I understood , because as an artist we all desire that. But we don't all do it at another artist's expense . I attempted to resolve this respectfully by having conversations with u after the release but that too proved to be a poor excuse for art.


From jump,
You begged me to sit in a tub of that other shit and I said naw. I refused to sit in any liquid that was not water. But Out of RESPECT for you and the artist you 'appear' to be, I Didn't wanna kill your concept , wanted u to at least get it out of your head . After all, u spent your dough on studio , trip to Dallas etc.. Sooo, I invited Nayrok , my lil sis and artist, who is much more liberal ,to be subject of those other disturbing (to me ) scenes . I told u from jump that I believed your concept to be disturbing. But would give your edit a chance. You then said u would take my shots ( in clear water/ fully covered parts -seemed harmless enough) and Nayrok's part ( which I was not present for but saw the photos and a sample scene of cornstarch dripping ) and edit them together along with cosmic, green screen images ( which no one saw) then would show me the edit. .


Instead, U disrespected me by releasing pics and rough vid on the internet without my approval. (Contract breech )
That is equivalent to putting out a security camera's images of me changing in the fitting room. I never would have approved that tasteless, meaningless, shock motivated video . Our art is a reflection of who we are . I have no connection to those images shot in their raw version. I was interested in seeing an amazing edit that would perhaps change or alter my thoughts . Never happened . You also did the same thing with the song itself which displays crappy "rough "vocals by me . I let it go , perhaps iiiii was missing something, I thought.
I Should have followed my first mind back in studio when recording the vocals "your way".
( Red flag.) It was uncomfortable.
For that I am at fault .
Consequently, brother, As a human I am disgusted with your what appears to be desperation and poor execution. And disregard for others . As a director I am unimpressed . As a sociologist I understand your type. As your fellow artist I am uninspired. As a woman I feel violated and underestimated.
Hope it works out for ya ,Wayne.
Really i could give a shit less.
Still love your live show tho.
And , you're welcomed.
Lesson learned .
By the way I have guested in very few videos. But I have always been given the opportunity to see the edit and contribute to it when my roll is substantial. Not this time . I guess u feel it better to apologize than ask for permission and be refused . Hey, Love u man, but your ways are not very nice .
O, And on behalf of all the artists u have manipulated or plan to manipulate, find another way .
These things have been said out of necessity.
And if you don't like it you can KiSS MY Glittery ASS .
O and Nayrok told me to tell u to kiss her ass too .
Almost forgot.
Peace


Ms. Badu

Monday, June 4, 2012

Natural Hair- The Transition

So many people don't understand how much of a big deal being "natural" is. This isn't about not dying the hair different colors (as many try to argue) but it's about being able to wear your natural TEXTURE and being 110% comfortable! For those that are curious: I started growing out my permed hair when I was 17. My mother would not let me go natural like my older sisters had done until I was "of age" (makes no sense.. I know) sooo I told myself that during the age of 18 I would chop my hair off. I loved the change!-- not only that but it was RARE to see other black naturals at that point. It's a beautiful thing that so many ladies have gotten inspired to go back to their natural roots.. we are moving forward :]