Daily Archives: August 7, 2013

Swizz Beatz Rocks A $280 KENZO Embroidered Tiger Sweater & $545 Maison Martin Margiela Snake Embossed Sneakers

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Swizz Beatz is in love with designers and he shows it on Instagram. The music producer styled in $280 KENZO Embroidered Tiger Sweater with grey denim jeans and a pair of $545 Maison Martin Margiela Snake Embossed Sneakers. These kicks are completed with tonal red and charcoal snake embossed leather with blue dot detailing, round toe, canvas laces and a rubber sole. They’re available at StyleBop. The sweater features a contrast embroidered tiger logo design on the front, ribbed crew neckline and long sleeves with a herringbone hem and cuffs. You can purchase this sweater at Farfetch.

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Photos Credit: Swizz Beatz’s Instagram | sneakers via StyleBop |sweater via Farfetch

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Queen Latifah Covers The Hollywood Reporter, New Talk Show Premieres September 16th

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Dirty Jerz (my birthplace and stomping grounds) is looking good again, thanks to Queen Latifah. The Grammy Award winning singer/rapper, Golden Globe Award winning actress and Emmy & Academy Award nominee is set to return to daytime television this fall (September 16) with her new syndicated talk show, The Queen Latifah Show. The show is being produced by Flavor Unit, Overbrook Entertainment and Sony Pictures Television and will be taped in front of a live studio audience at Sony Pictures Studios in Los Angeles. It is being reported that the show will be a multi-topic, daily syndicated show featuring celebrity interviews, human-interest stories, musical performances and Latifah’s take on pop culture.

It’s her choice what she chooses to talk about,” says Holly Jacobs, executive vp syndication and reality programming at Sony Pictures Television. “It doesn’t feel relevant to me because we’re just making a big, entertaining show and celebrating all of life. There’s a difference between talking about one’s personal life and one’s point of view and perception of the world and how they see it. And I respect that people need to put boundaries to whatever they want to talk about.”

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Laitfah is also covering the latest issue of The Hollywood Reporter and according to the publication, “The rapper-actress is taking another shot at daytime success — with help from producers Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith — but she insists she’s not aiming to be the next Oprah Winfrey and laughs off concerns that another black host will cannibalize that audience: “You’d need about 10 African-American hosts on TV for it to be saturated, but we’re nowhere near that.”

On whether she’s worried that another black daytime host will cannibalize the African-American audience:

Absolutely not. There’s a reason that Steve Harvey is succeeding. He has a huge fan base. I listen to him on the radio. I watch him on Family Feud. Wendy Williams was a big-time radio host. And that’s an underserved market. You’d need about 10 African-American hosts on TV for it to be saturated, but we’re nowhere near that.”

 On if she aspires to be “the next Oprah:

There is no such thing,” she answers. “Oprah is Oprah. And she’s still being Oprah, in case anyone didn’t notice.”

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Read the story/interview in its entirety over at THR.

Photos Credit: The Hollywood Reporter | Sony Pictures Television |Daniel Jackson |Lorenzo Agius

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Soulja Boy Poses In Front Of His Lamborghini In A $125 Custom Croc Tee Shirt By Golden Hanger

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Soulja Boy shows his love for Golden Hanger once again. This time around, he styles in a $125 custom red, black & white Croc Tee Shirt from the brand. He topped his outfit off with black leather sweat pants and a pair of $325 Nike Foamposite Pro Camo sneakersSoulja is in the studio working on his new album; expect some new music in the coming weeks. Fellas, what are your thoughts on this tee-shirt?

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Photos Credit: Soulja Boy’s Instagram | shirt via Golden Hanger  | sneakers via Sole Collector

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Nicki Minaj Parties In An Alexander McQueen Dress & Pics Of Her Popping Bottles With Keyshia Cole, Tyga & The Game

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In Hollywood, Nicki Minaj threw a party at the Supperclub and she partied in a $1,275 Alexander McQueen Long-Sleeve Stained Glass Jersey Dress which she paired with red Giuseppe Zanotti pumps. Scaff BeezyKeyshia Cole, Tyga and The Game were also in attendance. Nicki looked fabulous as she flaunted her curves in this colorful bodycon dress which is available at Neiman Marcus. What is your opinion on Nicki’s look?

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Photos Credit Nicki Minaj’s Instagram | Dress via Neiman Marcus

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Fall Magazine Cover: Drake For XXL’s 150th September 2013 Issue

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To help celebrate XXL’s 150th issue and 16th anniversary, Vanessa gives Drake the September 2013 cover. This also marks Drizzy’s first solo XXL cover. Jay-Z and Master P were the first two rappers to split the cover of the publication’s debut issue. Inside, the Toronto-native talks about his new album, his image, the competition, his success, and much more. This issue hits newsstands on August 20. The YMCMB rapper will release his third album, Nothing Was The Same on September 17. Below are some quotes from Drizzy’s exclusive interview with XXL.

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On the new album:

I remember coming into this year thinking, “How am I going to cut through all these people and shine?” I’ve never been part of a year when so many legends are dropping projects. How am I going to be seen? I’m going to be like the kid waving in the background in the photo with all of his tall relatives. And, I guess, those were my initial thoughts, and not to say that I haven’t enjoyed some of the stuff that has come out this year, but it didn’t pan out the way I thought it was going to. I think I am going for it, to really establish what are murmurs or things being said quietly, “Um, I think that Drake might actually…” On September 17th I want people to be like, “Oh, we were right.”

On his image:

Do I think that if I didn’t have, for lack of a better term, a unique look about me, if I was from somewhere in America and if I hadn’t been on a kids TV show [Degrassi: The Next Generation], would I be as famous? I don’t know, man. Honestly, I don’t think so. I was just some young kid on a TV show. And I haven’t become anything else while I’ve been in this position. It’s not like I got here and was like, “Oh, got to switch up my image.” I don’t wake up nervous. I feel like maybe a lot of these guys do. How old are you, really? What is your background, really? What have you really done in the drug game, in the thug game?

On the competition:

It’s tough for me. That’s a guy I can’t pretend not to like. He’s the guy to me, in a lot of ways. That’s Kanye West. But I’m also here to be the best. I’m here to surpass. I’m here to outdo. I’m ready for whatever with anybody.

On his success: 

I get Jewish people coming up to me proud like, “Mazel Tov, bro. Come to my house for Shabbat dinner.”

Photos Credit & Source: XXL

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Michelle Williams Wears Some Hot Pink Yves Saint Laurent Pumps & A Turquoise Dress In NYC

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In New York City, Destiny Child’s singer Michelle Williams paired $795 now $635 hot pink Yves Saint Laurent  Suede & Patent Leather Cap Toe Platform Pumps with a flared turquoise dress. I love Michelle’s NYC summer ensemble. Great choice of colors! She stopped by Sirius and Essence magazine’s offices. She’s in Manhattan making her promo rounds. Michelle already filmed two videos for her upcoming album, which will be out before the end of the year. These YSL pumps are available at Bluefly.

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Photos Credit: PacificCoastNews.com | shoes via Bluefly

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