Studly And Stunning: Princess Nokia Flosses Her Tomboyish Tatas For Playboy’s Equality Issue

Princess Nokia for PLAYBOY

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Princess Nokia Talks Androgyny, Music And More For PLAYBOY Equality Issue

Major props to PLAYBOY Magazine on their new EQUALITY issue which is out now and features genre and gender bending singer/rapper Princess Nokia clothed and in her birthday suit discussing her gender non-conformity, her music and challenges she’s faced.

Here’s a few choice quotes via PLAYBOY:

“Every day I feel different. Every day it’s either masc or femme or in between. Every day is goth or bohemian,” Princess Nokia tells Playboy, “When I wake up and feel an energy, I coexist with it.”

“I’m a gender-nonconforming androgynous person,” Nokia says. “But some people are like, ‘What happened to your tomboy phase?’ ”

“I love being proud of how studly I am, how boyish and how manly I can appear. I love being androgynous,” Nokia says. “I feel beautiful like that. It’s just another beautiful side of me.”

We never realized that Nokia identified as androgynous but it’s dope that PLAYBOY offered up a great platform to discuss. There’s so many people who identify as gender fluid or non-conforming and the world definitely needs to recognize that.

Another thing we liked about the Playboy issue was that it touched on Nokia’s identity as a santera, a priestess of Santería, as well as her difficult childhood and young adult life. For fans of Nokia’s music, the article also sheds some light on her new album which is currently untitled.

“In my new album I’m trying to embody how special my sign makes me and how unique it’s made my career,” she says. “I’ve been called lots of hurtful things based on who I am, on my spiritualism, on my astrological planning chart, on my duality.”

Nokia is resilient AF, that’s one thing that’s for sure.

Check out more images from the story below and you can get a copy of the Equality issue of PLAYBOY here.

Princess Nokia for PLAYBOY
Princess Nokia for PLAYBOY
Princess Nokia for PLAYBOY
Princess Nokia for PLAYBOY

TIME Magazine Names Climate Crisis Activist Greta Thunberg As Its Person Of The Year

Greta Thunberg Attends COP25 Plenary Session In Madrid

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In WRITE folks news…

TIME Magazine Names Climate Crisis Activist Greta Thunberg As Its Person Of The Year

TIME Magazine has named its annual Person of the Year, and this time it’s a change-making teen. Swedish climate crisis activist, Greta Thunberg, is taking home the publication’s top honors after gaining international attention for those scathing words she sent to world leaders at the UN Climate Action Summit in September and for her Skolstrejk för klimatet, “School Strike for Climate” in front of the Swedish Parliament that spread globally and sparked a movement.

According to TIME’s editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal Greta’s absolutely the right choice.

“Thunberg has become the biggest voice on the biggest issue facing the planet—and the avatar of a broader generational shift in our culture that is playing out everywhere from the campuses of Hong Kong to the halls of Congress in Washington,” said Felsenthal.

At just 16-years-old she’s the youngest individual to be recognized.

Greta’s not alone. Along with Person of the Year, TIME is recognizing winners of four new categories. Athlete of the Year is the US women’s soccer team…

 

 

Entertainer of the Year is Lizzo…

 

and Business Person of the Year is Disney CEO Bob Iger.

TIME also created a special category for The Guardians of the Year, people who risked their careers for the greater good. Included are The Public Servants; whistleblower, Marie Yovanovitch, Ambassador William Taylor, Fiona Hill, Lieut. Colonel Alexander Vindman and Mark Sandy.

What do YOU think about Time’s annual list???

Beyoncé Talks Multiple Miscarriages & Constant Womb Watching In ELLE—‘Get Off My Ovaries!’

Beyonce ELLE

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Beyoncé Talks Multiple Miscarriages & Constant Womb Watching In ELLE Magazine

Bey Hive, rejoice! Beyoncé is covering the January 2020 issue of ELLE magazine with some orgasmically artsy shots via her Lemonade collaborator/Queen & Slim director Melina Matsoukas. The cinematic vignettes were captured in L.A.’s Crenshaw neighborhood at a local hair salon, bodega, laundromat, and wig shop with a “local superhero” theme. In them, Yonce’s rocking her IVY Park x adidas brand, long braids, and minimal makeup.

She’s also answering fan questions in ELLE about motherhood, love, reclaiming her clothing line and her quest for purpose.
Things got especially interesting, however, when a fan asked her about being snubbed by the Emmys for “Homecoming” and being snubbed over “Lemonade.” According to Yonce, “loss is, in fact, a gift” and she likened it to learning from multiple miscarriages.

I connected with Lemonade and I almost passed out when I saw Homecoming. You brought it and made me want to stand up and scream your name!! What’s up with the people who give out awards?
Were you disappointed not winning? Because you know, you already won with me. —via Instagram

BKC: “I began to search for deeper meaning when life began to teach me lessons I didn’t know I needed. Success looks different to me now. I learned that all pain and loss is in fact a gift. Having miscarriages taught me that I had to mother myself before I could be a mother to someone else. Then I had Blue, and the quest for my purpose became so much deeper. I died and was reborn in my relationship, and the quest for self became even stronger. It’s difficult for me to go backwards. Being “number one” was no longer my priority. My true win is creating art and a legacy that will live far beyond me. That’s fulfilling.”

The January 2020 issue of ELLE is on newsstands December 17, more interview quotes are below.

I have been waiting for more IVY PARK. What are you giving us with your partnership with Adidas? —via Facebook

BKC: “My mother instilled in me the idea that creativity starts with taking a leap of faith—telling your fears they are not allowed where you are headed. And I’m proud to do that with adidas. I am excited for you to see the campaign for the first collection of this new partnership. It incorporates my personal style and expands that to include something for everyone. I love experimenting with fashion, mixing high and low, sportswear with couture, even masculine and feminine. This new line is fun and lends itself to creativity, the ultimate power. I focused on designing a unisex collection of footwear and apparel because I saw so many men in IVY PARK. The way they have embraced the brand is an unexpected gift. I appreciate the beauty of gender-neutral clothing and breaking the so-called fashion rules. I took a chance on myself when I bought my company back. We all have the confidence in us to take chances and bet on ourselves.”

You have worked with several female directors. Why is that important to you? —via Facebook

BKC: “Melina Matsoukas has inspired me to own and redefine what it means to be a director. As a woman, if you are too opinionated, too strong-willed, too anything, you are disregarded. I’ve seen this happen to Melina, but she handles it with respect and grace. Melina is a rarity; she has the sensibility to understand fashion, photography, storytelling, history, and culture and is able to seamlessly incorporate those components into her work. I have trusted Melina for over a decade and created some of my best work with her—from visuals for my music to tour content and now a fashion shoot. I was so excited to work with her on this shoot for ELLE, because working with Melina is effortless. We have a natural way of collaborating because of our friendship and mutual respect for each other. There’s no politics, no ego; it’s just about being in the moment and creating dope art. Pioneers like Kasi Lemmons, Julie Dash, and Euzhan Palcy have amazing catalogs, and women like Lena Waithe, dream hampton, Adria Petty, Diane Martel, Darnell Martin, and Ava DuVernay have added to the dialogue. And I am lucky to have worked with most of these talented women.”

During a lightning round of questions, Yonce admitted that she HATES pregnancy questions. “Get off my ovaries!” said Yonce.

Beyonce ELLE

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Duly noted King Bey, see more from her ELLE cover on the flip.

Beyoncé Talks Multiple Miscarriages & Constant Womb Watching In ELLE—‘Get Off My Ovaries!’

Beyonce ELLE

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Beyoncé Talks Multiple Miscarriages & Constant Womb Watching In ELLE Magazine

Bey Hive, rejoice! Beyoncé is covering the January 2020 issue of ELLE magazine with some orgasmically artsy shots via her Lemonade collaborator/Queen & Slim director Melina Matsoukas. The cinematic vignettes were captured in L.A.’s Crenshaw neighborhood at a local hair salon, bodega, laundromat, and wig shop with a “local superhero” theme. In them, Yonce’s rocking her IVY Park x adidas brand, long braids, and minimal makeup.

She’s also answering fan questions in ELLE about motherhood, love, reclaiming her clothing line and her quest for purpose.
Things got especially interesting, however, when a fan asked her about being snubbed by the Emmys for “Homecoming” and being snubbed over “Lemonade.” According to Yonce, “loss is, in fact, a gift” and she likened it to learning from multiple miscarriages.

I connected with Lemonade and I almost passed out when I saw Homecoming. You brought it and made me want to stand up and scream your name!! What’s up with the people who give out awards?
Were you disappointed not winning? Because you know, you already won with me. —via Instagram

BKC: “I began to search for deeper meaning when life began to teach me lessons I didn’t know I needed. Success looks different to me now. I learned that all pain and loss is in fact a gift. Having miscarriages taught me that I had to mother myself before I could be a mother to someone else. Then I had Blue, and the quest for my purpose became so much deeper. I died and was reborn in my relationship, and the quest for self became even stronger. It’s difficult for me to go backwards. Being “number one” was no longer my priority. My true win is creating art and a legacy that will live far beyond me. That’s fulfilling.”

The January 2020 issue of ELLE is on newsstands December 17, more interview quotes are below.

I have been waiting for more IVY PARK. What are you giving us with your partnership with Adidas? —via Facebook

BKC: “My mother instilled in me the idea that creativity starts with taking a leap of faith—telling your fears they are not allowed where you are headed. And I’m proud to do that with adidas. I am excited for you to see the campaign for the first collection of this new partnership. It incorporates my personal style and expands that to include something for everyone. I love experimenting with fashion, mixing high and low, sportswear with couture, even masculine and feminine. This new line is fun and lends itself to creativity, the ultimate power. I focused on designing a unisex collection of footwear and apparel because I saw so many men in IVY PARK. The way they have embraced the brand is an unexpected gift. I appreciate the beauty of gender-neutral clothing and breaking the so-called fashion rules. I took a chance on myself when I bought my company back. We all have the confidence in us to take chances and bet on ourselves.”

You have worked with several female directors. Why is that important to you? —via Facebook

BKC: “Melina Matsoukas has inspired me to own and redefine what it means to be a director. As a woman, if you are too opinionated, too strong-willed, too anything, you are disregarded. I’ve seen this happen to Melina, but she handles it with respect and grace. Melina is a rarity; she has the sensibility to understand fashion, photography, storytelling, history, and culture and is able to seamlessly incorporate those components into her work. I have trusted Melina for over a decade and created some of my best work with her—from visuals for my music to tour content and now a fashion shoot. I was so excited to work with her on this shoot for ELLE, because working with Melina is effortless. We have a natural way of collaborating because of our friendship and mutual respect for each other. There’s no politics, no ego; it’s just about being in the moment and creating dope art. Pioneers like Kasi Lemmons, Julie Dash, and Euzhan Palcy have amazing catalogs, and women like Lena Waithe, dream hampton, Adria Petty, Diane Martel, Darnell Martin, and Ava DuVernay have added to the dialogue. And I am lucky to have worked with most of these talented women.”

During a lightning round of questions, Yonce admitted that she HATES pregnancy questions. “Get off my ovaries!” said Yonce.

Beyonce ELLE

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Duly noted King Bey, see more from her ELLE cover on the flip.

Mommy Cardi Covers VOGUE With Kulture, Talks Forgiving Offset—‘We Prayed On It’

Cardi x VOGUE

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Cardi Covers VOGUE With Kulture

Cardi is on the January 2020 cover of VOGUE and speaking candidly in an especially intimate interview.

This month, VOGUE handpicked Cardi and three other fierce creative forces, role models, and mothers to be celebrated with a quartet of covers. For Cardi’s cover styled by Tonne Goodman, she opens up to Rob Haskell about making music, her relationship, and becoming a mother. She also poses for artful Annie Leibovitz taken shots with her 1-year-old daughter Kulture by her side.

At one point things get especially interesting when she brings up Offset’s cheating and admits that they used prayers from priests to get through it. She also reiterated that she believes in monogamy and also believes in a** beating for cheating.

On her relationship being placed under a microscope:

“When me and my husband got into our issues—you know, he cheated and everything—and I decided to stay with him and work together with him, a lot of people were so mad at me; a lot of women felt disappointed in me. But it’s real-life shit. If you love somebody and you stop being with them, and you’re depressed and social media is telling you not to talk to that person because he cheated, you’re not really happy on the inside until you have the conversation. Then, if you get back with them, it’s like, how could you? You let all of us down.”

On her relationship with Offset:

“Everybody has issues. I believe in forgiveness. I prayed on it. Me and my husband, we prayed on it. We had priests come to us. And we just came to an understanding like, bro, it’s really us against the world. He has my back for everything, I have his back for everything, so when you cheat, you’re betraying the person that has your back the most. Why would you do that? We have come to a clear understanding. For me, monogamy is the only way. I’ll beat your a** if you cheat on me.”

 

Cardi also dished on the criticism she received for having a baby with Offset who already had three kids before Kulture. Cardi told VOGUE that seeing Offset in daddy mode makes her happy and she can relate because she too comes from a big family. Cardi has seven siblings.

“When I was pregnant with Kulture, a lot of people was like, oh, he has three kids already; why would you have a kid with somebody that have three kids? And it’s like, how is that such a bad thing?” said Cardi. “My dad has eight kids, and we all get along, and it feels better, fuller. And with Offset, I feel like his kids just bring a pop of fun to life when they’re in his house. I actually love it. It brings out a different side of him that I like to see, and I love to see my baby interacting with her siblings.”

The more the merrier, right???

See more Cardi and cutie Kulture in VOGUE on the flip.

‘SELF’Care: Taraji P. Henson Talks Mental Health, Menopause & Her Man

Taraji P. Henson Talks Mental Health, Menopause & Her Man In SELF Magazine

Taraji P. Henson is never one to shy away from tough topics surrounding mental health and she’s opening up to SELF magazine. Taraji is the mag’s digital cover star and inside she’s speaking candidly about life changes she’s experienced, particularly surrounding menopause, her mental health, and her man.

The actress, 49, told Self that she noticed a mental switch in herself that later realized was part of menopause. She also discussed meeting her now fiance Kelvin Hayden and finding a black female therapist via her friend/costar Gabourey Sidibe.


On menopause:
“I would get so low, really, really low, beaten, like never before,” she says. “You may have those days [when] you’re like, ‘Oh, I just don’t feel like getting out of bed. I just want to sleep in,’ but you don’t feel heavy. I was just starting to feel heavy a lot, [like] suffocating…. It just came out of nowhere.” At first, she didn’t think these emotions were related to menopause. Then she started doing the math: “I’m like, ‘Well, you are pushing 50, girl. At some point things are going to change.’””Find you a group of women that are going through the same thing. Talk and laugh about it,” she says. “If you sit on that toilet and you don’t flush that s***, it’s going to consume you.”

On her relationship: “We shook hands and I swear I heard angels,” she says. “That’s the joke I tell. But he just felt right,” adding that, minus a few bumps in the road, they’ve been together ever since. About those bumps: Initially Hayden, who is 13 years Henson’s junior, thought she was a “prima donna celebrity who has her way with guys and moves on,” she says. Henson thought Hayden was a good-looking “athlete who has his way with women.” She started to assume that his proneness to falling asleep when she got home from work meant he was exhausted from cheating escapades. “Whenever he would fall asleep, [I’d think,] Oh, you cheating on me?” she recalls. Miscommunications like these led to a breakup, she says.


On friend Gabourey Sidibe, who introduced her to her therapist (Gabourey comments too):
After a string of false starts, she finally found a match when her Empire co-star Gabourey Sidibe introduced Henson to her own therapist, another black woman “It was extremely important for me to find a therapist who is a black woman, just because black women live in a different world than everyone else,” Sidibe tells me via email, when I reach out to ask her about her thought process in sharing her mental health care provider with a friend and colleague. “Our problems, daily interactions, and expectations are different than most other people, so I wanted a therapist who I could cut through the societal foundation of who I am with, so that we could get to my specific issues. There’s a shorthand between us. We speak the same language because we’re from the same world.”

Sidibe says she felt like sharing her therapist with others was just the right thing to do. “She is the most human therapist I’ve known,” she says, “and when I encounter anyone who I think would benefit from my therapist’s humanity, I’ll always recommend her. It wouldn’t be fair to keep this mental wellness to myself.” Henson was on board, in no small part because she knew that Sidibe had done the work herself. “She’s Gabby, honey,” Henson muses. “She’s fabulous, she’s everything, but what I do know is that she’s…embraced her issues.”


On first noticing her anxiet
y skyrocketing after Trayvon Martin: “All my life I’ve been bubbly and the life of the party,” she says. “Things started to shift for me when Trayvon Martin—when that happened.” His killing stoked special pain for Henson, whose son, Marcell Johnson, was close to Martin’s age. “That’s when I noticed anxiety started kicking in,” she says. She feared that even her own fame wouldn’t be enough to protect her son. “They’re not going to [recognize] Taraji’s son out here on these streets,” she says. “It’s me that is the star. He’s not.”

On defending Terrence and Jussie because she feels like you have to support and love your friends:
Henson’s inclination to gaze at black people through caring eyes might be one of the reasons she’s remained supportive of her costars Terrence Howard and Jussie Smollett. “I love like a mother,” she admits. She doesn’t flinch when I ask her why she hasn’t publicly distanced herself from Howard and Smollett. The former has a history of domestic violence allegations and controversial comments to his name. The latter faced a host of legal charges for allegedly staging an assault. (Smollett denied the charges, and all of them were dropped.) Friendship, to Henson, comes with a lack of judgment. “If I’m your friend, I can’t judge you,” she says. “ I just can’t. I could do something, and I wouldn’t want you to turn your back. We’re humans. We’re flawed. No one is perfect. I might not necessarily agree with everything, but I think every human deserves some form of humanity, some form of compassion.”

Taraji also sat down for a video with SELF where she talks about mental health in depth and her battle with depression and anxiety. Taraji takes all this very seriously, she recently launched the Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation in honor of her late father with a goal to end the stigma of mental health issues within the Black community

We love to stars open up about something so important.

 

What do YOU think about Taraji P. Henson covering SELF?

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In 2018, @TarajiPHenson launched the Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation to help reduce the stigma around mental health in the black community. The foundation helps schools create “peace corners,” or areas in classrooms for students to safely express their feelings. It’s also working to place culturally competent therapists in schools, features a database of therapists anyone can access, and hopes to provide scholarships for black students who want to pursue careers in psychotherapy. “I had aligned all my chakras, and I still wanted to headbutt a bitch,” Henson jokes about her own journey to starting therapy. “It was [a] time where I was like, ‘Oh, I'm just not feeling like myself anymore,’ and my son was going through his issues with becoming a young black male in America with no dad and no grandad. It was like, ‘Okay, I'm not a professional. We both need help,’” she says. Tap the link in bio to read our latest cover story on the advocate and star. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Photographer: @micaiahcarter Wardrobe Stylist: @shibonleigh Hair: @tymwallacehair Makeup: @ashuntasheriff Visuals Director: @avenerable Manicure: @ginaedwards_ Prop Stylist: @kaaatessstein

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SUPREME MODELS: Here’s How This #BlackGirlMagic Book Is Celebrating Iconic Black Women Who Revolutionized Fashion

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Supreme Models Celebrates Iconic Black Women Who Revolutionized Fashion

A book is available for the holiday season that superbly celebrates black models. “Supreme Models: Iconic Black Women Who Revolutionized Fashion” is filled with a gorgeous collection of top models from the last seventy years. Featured in this tome are Iman Abdulmajid, Adut Akech, Karen Alexander, Naomi Campbell, Pat Cleveland, Dilone, Kiara Kabukuru, Donyale Luna, Mayowa Nicholas, Naomi Sims, Alek Wek, Roshumba Williams, and Anok Yai.

“Supreme Models” features not only stunning photographs but revealing essays and interviews featuring a foreword from Veronica Webb and words from Bethann Hardison and Vogue cover girl Beverly Johnson.

It’s all things black and beautiful and melanin-rich, and to date is the first book of its kind devoted exclusively to black models.

Written by celebrity stylist and journalist Marcellas Reynolds, Supreme Models features more than 70 model’s most memorable covers, campaigns, runway shows, and editorials. Black models have been influencing fashion and pop culture for decades, reshaping the standards and boundaries of beauty so it’s only right that Supreme Models covers their impact.

For more information click HERE.

“I Can’t Believe I Wore That” Kim Kardashian West Breaks Down ‘Iconic’ Looks For VOGUE

Kim Kardashian West wearing lingerie look and Kanye West in Miami

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Kim Kardashian Recounts Her Most Memorable Moments In Fashion

Kim Kardashian West has been in the public eye since around 2006, but she’s only been deemed worthy of VOGUE coverage in more recent years, which she openly admits in a recently released interview with the magazine where she addresses 21 of her most “iconic” looks since 2006, including that infamous moment she donned a Ricardo Tisci couch coveresque design to her first Met Gala and ended up being dragged by ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ himself, Robin Williams. Check out the video below:

That was surprisingly satisfying. It seems like Kim has a pretty good grip on the public’s opinion and is always a good sport about supporting her hubby’s fashion advice — bad or not. What do you think? Do you agree with her about which looks were wins and which were fails?

Made Men & Magazines: Nas Celebrates Haute Living Cover With Hennessy In NYC

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Nas Celebrates Haute Living Cover In New York City

Nas Haute Living Cover

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Last night, Nas gathered with some very well-dressed New York elites to celebrate the release of his Haute Living Magazine cover.  Presented by Watches of Switzerland, guests enjoyed crafted Hennessy cocktails and vibes Nasty Nas all night long.  Big congrats on the release of this cover along side the drop of “The Lost Tapes 2”!

100% That Chick: Lizzo & Her Lovely Lady Lumps Grace The Cover Of ‘British VOGUE’

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Lizzo Covers British Vogue

2019 has been the year of Lizzo. On top of having the longest-running Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 by a solo female rapper and bodying every award show stage she’s hit, now the “Truth Hurts” singer can add Vogue cover girl to her list of accomplishments. On Thursday, British Vogue released the second of its December 2019 issue covers with Lizzo featured on one, donning a black Versace gown and looking Good As Hell.

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Making her regal debut as the star of the second of #BritishVogue’s two December covers is @LizzoBeeating. More than a musician, Lizzo is a movement. Her messages of power, positivity and self-love have earned her a cult following of millions around the world. In the December issue, the star spends time with @Miss_Zing discussing coming full circle as one of the world’s biggest solo rap artists, female empowerment and being crowned this generation’s queen of body-positive pop. Read the full interview in the new issue, on newsstands Friday 8 November. #Lizzo wears a @Versace dress, @AdrienneLandau feather boa, @Chopard earrings, @Wempe and @VerduraJewelry rings and @TiffanyAndCo bracelet. Photographed by @Kloss_Films, styled by @DenaGia and DoP @GaryBardizbanian, with hair by @YusefHairNYC, make-up by @ReneeGarnes and nails by @NailsByMarySoul.

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In the mag, the “Jerome” singer dished on everything from dealing with anxiety to promoting body positivity saying:

“Anybody that uses body positivity to sell something is using it for their personal gain. That’s just it. We weren’t selling anything in the beginning. We were just selling ourselves and selling ourselves on the idea – selling ourselves on ourselves, you know? I’m not trying to sell you me. I’m trying to sell you, you.”

On dealing with anxiety, Lizzo added:

“When I get really, really anxious before a show, I just go harder and harder and harder when I’m performing and I just go crazy,” she says. “I don’t know why, but my anxiety sometimes fuels who I am as a performer and who I am as an artist – and I know that is not the case for everyone. I don’t know if my body just, like, out of a desperate need to find a place for my anxiety or find a use for it, takes it and puts it there,” the Houston-raised rapper admitted.

It’s a beautiful thing to have someone like Lizzo for women younger and, more seasoned, to look up to.

The December 2019 issue of British Vogue will hit newsstands on Friday, Nov. 8.

We The Best Birthdays! DJ Khaled Celebrates Asahd’s 3rd Bday With Halloween Themed Bash At American Airlines Arena

Asahd Celebrates 3rd Birthday With We The Best Foundation Bash

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Happy Birthday Asahd! DJ Khaled Throws Massive Party In Miami For Son’s Third Birthday

Happy Birthday Asahd! Coming off a week filled of celebrations, DJ Khaled kicked off this past weekend by hosting his son, Asahd’s 3rd birthday bash at American Airlines Arena this weekend.

Asahd Celebrates 3rd Birthday With We The Best Foundation Bash

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Over 400 guests from the local community came to the Halloween Themed Bash to celebrate the young mogul’s birthday and fundraiser which awarded grants to the Overtown Youth Center and Urban Promise. Check out more photos from the party below:

Asahd Celebrates 3rd Birthday With We The Best Foundation Bash
Asahd Celebrates 3rd Birthday With We The Best Foundation Bash
Asahd Celebrates 3rd Birthday With We The Best Foundation Bash
Asahd Celebrates 3rd Birthday With We The Best Foundation Bash
Asahd Celebrates 3rd Birthday With We The Best Foundation Bash
Asahd Celebrates 3rd Birthday With We The Best Foundation Bash
Asahd Celebrates 3rd Birthday With We The Best Foundation Bash
Asahd Celebrates 3rd Birthday With We The Best Foundation Bash
Asahd Celebrates 3rd Birthday With We The Best Foundation Bash
Asahd Celebrates 3rd Birthday With We The Best Foundation Bash
Asahd Celebrates 3rd Birthday With We The Best Foundation Bash
Asahd Celebrates 3rd Birthday With We The Best Foundation Bash
Asahd Celebrates 3rd Birthday With We The Best Foundation Bash
Asahd Celebrates 3rd Birthday With We The Best Foundation Bash
Asahd Celebrates 3rd Birthday With We The Best Foundation Bash
Asahd Celebrates 3rd Birthday With We The Best Foundation Bash

Asahd’s party wasn’t Khaled’s only celebration this week, hit the flip for “Another One!”

“Real Housewives Of Atlanta”: Kenya Moore Says She’s ‘Bored’ With Marlo Hampton And Shades Phaedra Parks

Kenya Moore and Marlo Hampton

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Kenya Moore Says Real Housewives Needs Fresh Faces

The premiere of Season 12 of “Real Housewives Of Atlanta” is right around the corner on November 3rd and Kenya Moore has been doing a gang of interviews ahead of the new season as she prepares for her return to the show. While you’d think she’d be excited to be back, Kenya actually has had some criticism of cast and threw shade at Marlo Hampton in a recent interview.

“I’m just kind of bored with it. Yeah. I think we need something new,” Kenya, 48, told Us Weekly at Baby Quest’s “Let’s Make More Baby’s” Fundraiser Gala on Monday, October 21. “I think we need Housewives or friends of the show that brings something new and we’ve seen her for eight or nine seasons. I’m kind of just over it.”

And Marlo, whose been a recurring guest on the show since Season 4 in 2011, wasn’t the only one to be shaded by Moore.

When asked about Phaedra Parks’ potential return, Kenya told US Weekly, “I don’t think of her at all.”

YIKES… But on a positive note, Kenya did talk about her baby and even said nice things about her soon-to-be ex-husband Marc Daly:

“I’m a new mom so it’s difficult, but I do have some help. I just think that you have to take care of yourself first because if you’re no good to yourself, you’re no good to anyone else that you’re taking care of, especially a baby and a family,” she explained. “So balancing has been something that I’ve been trying to perfect, but I think that, you know, sleeping and being on a schedule, sleeping is key. Taking care of yourself in terms of exercising, eating well and then that way you can have time for your baby and your family.”

“I’ve had help for nearly a year. I’ve had a husband who was … he is helping me raise our child together and I’m thankful that he was in our lives, you know, consistently for a great period of time since Brooklyn was born.”

Hit the flip for Kenya’s new Upscale cover and more quotes about motherhood and baby Brooklyn!