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Robert Griffin III Styles In Upscale Designers For GQ Magazine, Says “GAY” NFL Players Should Come Out

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NFL player and Washington Redskins star quarterback Robert Griffin III covers GQ’s September 2013 issue. In his photo spread, the 2011 Heisman Trophy winner styles in upscale designers including Dolce & Gabbana, Louis Vuitton, Polo Ralph Lauren, BLK DNM, Saturdays NYC, John Varvatos, Adidas, Tommy Hilfiger, Tom Ford,  Calvin Klein, Gucci and more. For the cover story, Griffin III sat with writer Brendan Vaughan at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Virginia for a candid interview. During the interview, Griffin III mentioned that he think there are “gay players” right now and they should come out.

On the growing sense an active NFL player will come out of the closet in the near future:
“Yeah, man. I think there are [gay players] right now, and if they’re looking for a window to just come out, I mean, now is the window. My view on it is, yes, I am a Christian, but to each his own. You do what you want to do. If some Christians want to look at being gay as a sin, then thinking about other women, committing adultery—or any of those other sins that are in the Bible—those are sins, too. And God looks at all of us the same way.”

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Coat by Polo Ralph Lauren. Hoodie by Engineered Garments Workaday at Nepenthes New York. Tank top by T by Alexander Wang.

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Jacket by BLK DNM. Tank top by Saturdays NYC. Sunglasses by John Varvatos. Cleats by Adidas.

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Pants by Tommy Hilfiger. Sneakers by Adidas.

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Coat by Tom Ford. Tank top by Calvin Klein Underwear. Track pants and sneakers by Adidas Originals.

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GQ’s September 2013 issue will be available on newsstands August 20; but you can read more from the interview on the publication’s site.

Photos Credit: Ben Watts | GQ

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Rihanna Wears ‘Rihanna For River Island’ & Balenciaga Sneakers In Manhattan

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Rihanna raised the bar by wearing/modeling pieces from her Rihanna for River Island collection. Yesterday Tuesday (August 13), Photogs spied the Bajan beauty hopping out of a cab in NYC. She rocked an all-black cropped hoodie and ‘G 4 Life‘ jeans from her Fall 2013 collection with River Island. Her outfit was completed with $595 red Balenciaga Arena sneakers which are available at Mr. Porter.

Rihanna for River Island will be available in September and Part II arrives just in time for the holidays (November). The line features bomber jackets, mesh dresses, hot pants, jumpers and sporty lingerie. The line is mainly geared towards the sporty tomboy-type chic. Are you feeling this look?

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Photos Credit: Rihanna’s Instagram | Vogue 

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Tristan Thompson Wears A $595 Givenchy Black Two Romans Tee-Shirt & Red Balenciaga Sneakers

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Another day and Cleveland Cavaliers player Tristan Thompson styles in designers again. The 22-year-old NBA power forward rocked a $595 Givenchy Black Two Romans Tee-Shirt matched with grey jeans and $595 red Balenciaga Arena sneakers which are available at Mr. Porter. This short sleeve tee-shirt features a grey and white photo print with perforated detailing on the front. You can purchase it at SSENSE, Luisaviaroma or Farfetch. Thompson is becoming one of my favorite “best dressedNBA players. Fellas, would you wear this ensemble? Ladies, what’s your verdict on Thompson’s look?

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Photos Credit: Tristan Thompson Instagram | shirt via Farfetch

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K. Michelle Celebrates Star-Studded ‘Rebellious Soul’ Album Release Party In NYC

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Atlantic Records R&B songstress K. Michelle released her highly anticipated debut, Rebellious Soul yesterday Tuesday (August 13). The Memphis, Tennessee breed is currently living in NYC and she took Manhattan by storm in the last two days. The “V.S.O.P.” singer held a mini concert on B.E.T.106 & Park‘, appeared on NY radio stations Hot 97 and Power 105, hosted a meet & greet in the Bronx and last night, she held her album released party at the posh Beauty & Essex and G Lounge in ChelseaSingers Ne-Yo, Bridget Kelly, Elle Varner & Tiara Thomas were in attendance. It’s so good to see so many talented R&B singers in one room. Radio host Angela Yee, music executive Irv Gotti and Mike Kyser (President of Black Music for Atlantic Records) were also present. I am so proud of K. Michelle. A lot of people didn’t believe in her but I did. When other bloggers stopped blogging about her, I continued to blog about and support her. She really capitalized off Love & Hip Hop: AtlantaRebellious Soul is currently the #1 R&B album and #3 album on the Billboard 200 in the country. Buy Rebellious Soul now on iTunes.

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Photos Credit: K. Michelle’s Instagram

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Kanye West Covers WeSC’s ‘Superlative Conspiracy’ Issue #8

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Music artist and fashion designer Kanye West barely does interviews or appear on magazine covers, but somehow WeSC managed to get the Def Jam rapper on the cover of their in-house publication, Superlative Conspiracy Issue #8.

This issue was shot in Milan by Swedish photographer Andreas Kock. Yeezus assisted both in the art direction and location scouting, one being an old Italian church. On the all-black color scheme cover Yeezus shows his serious face. For the cover story, Yeezus talks about his latest innovations and the seven-screen project. He also describes why it is important to clear the path for others to dream big.

A$AP Rocky, AMS, Superblast, and a city guide to Oslo, along with photographic work by  Sue Kwon, Cheryl Dunn, Anthon Renborg and Fredrik Etoall is featured in this issue. Superlative Conspiracy Issue #8 is available now at WeSC retailers worldwide.

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Are You Feeling It? Angela Simmons Styling In Stripes & Plaid Prints

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Did Angela Simmons take some fashion tips from Solange Knowles? At a recent meeting, Angela decided to mix and match some prints. She styled in a black & white striped shirt and a plaid skirt. Her outfit was accessorized with a Louis Vuttion bag and black lace-up ankle booties. Are you feeling it? Angela is working on her fashion show which will most likely take place during NYFW.

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Photos Credit: Angela’s Instagram 

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Kanye West Photo’d With Fans At LAX In A Pyrex Vision “The Entombment of Christ” Graphic Religion Hoodie

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Kanye West isn’t too friendly with the paparazzi but he loves his fan. Earlier today, he was photo’d taking pictures with his fans a LAX in a Pyrex Vision “The Entombment of Christ” Graphic Religion Hoodie from designer and boutique owner Virgil Abloh’s collection. I don’t blog too much about Kanye these days but I’m glad he’s looking good and healthy.

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Actress Nicole Beharie Shows Off Her Sexy Body In A Black Lingerie For ESQUIRE’s Latest Issue

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Rising actress Nicole Behaire shows off her banging body in a sexy lingerie for ESQUIRE’s latest issue. The Shame starring actress also shows off her funny side by telling a few jokes. In the photo spread, Beharie gets sexy in a black lingerie and heels. Behaire is a 28-year-old rising actress from West Palm Beach, Florida. Besides Shame, she is also known for her roles in American Violet and 42. On September 16, 2013, Behaire will take the leading role as Abbie Mill on CW’s Sleepy Hollow. Peep the jokester excerpt and pics below:

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About the jokester:

Nicole Beharie is in no danger of being typecast. Before she played Mrs. Jackie Robinson in 42, she sexually frustrated Michael Fassbender nearly to sincerity in Shame. And before that, she was on Broadway in a 19th-century farce in the role of a pregnant teenage farm girl. Now the 28-year-old Juilliard grad is playing a modern-day cop chasing after the Headless Horseman alongside Ichabod Crane on the new Fox show Sleepy Hollow. And while the prestigious school prepped her for these wide-ranging roles, it failed to equip her with the gun-toting skills that this new part requires: “It was just jarring shooting for the first time. It hurt. I was like, ‘I thought I’d be cooler than this.’ ” Considering the other skills she’s mastered over the course of her career, we’re pretty sure she’ll get the hang of it.

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Photos Credit: ESQUIRE’s  | Chris Fortuna

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