Sometimes there’s so much going on that it’s easy to miss it. With 24-hour news cycles, blogs, and Twitter popping off at all hours, it’s no wonder that we all can’t keep up. But fear not, Clutchettes, we’re here to help you cut through the noise and get to some interesting happenings around the web.
Kanye vs. The Today Show. #ImaLetYouFinishBut: Fresh off being shouted out by President Bush about his comments at the Hurricane Katrina relief telecast five years ago, Kanye West is once again making headlines, not for his album, but for his outbursts. If you haven’t heard, former president, George Bush, appeared on “The Today Show” this week to publicize his new memoir, and told Matt Lauer that Kanye’s comments—“George Bush Doesn’t Care About Black People”—was one of the darkest days of his presidency. Kanye apparently felt Bush’s pain and appeared on “Today” to offer his apologies to the former president. Well, the interview didn’t go as planned (or how Kanye wanted) and ‘Ye took to Twitter to express his mistrust for the media. Whether you agree with Kanye or Matt Lauer, this was one hell of an interview. Watch it and tell us what you think.
Sister Stories, Writer Danielle Evans Tells Us About Ourselves: Every so often books come along that so accurately capture the complexities and beauty of young Black women. Danielle Evans’ new collection of short stories, Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self, does just that. Evans’ characters are smart, gutsy, and wise beyond their years. And most importantly, they are real. Evans breathes life into characters so genuine you will see your own reflection in her words.
Mazel Tov! Rapper Shyne Speaks Out About Being Jewish: Once upon a time people went to jail and found Jesus. Not Shyne. After being locked up for nine years stemming from the 2000 nightclub shooting with Diddy and J-Lo, Shyne is back and apparently, he’s joined “the chosen people.” Recently, Shyne, who legally changed his name to Moses Levi, spoke to The New York Times about his conversion to Orthodox Judaism.
Rihanna Rules the Charts. Makes History: Love her or hate her, Rihanna can’t be denied. Her new single, “What’s My Name,” hit the top of the charts and solidified Ri Ri’s spot in history. “What’s My Name” marks the eighth time Rihanna has landed at the number one spot, pushing her past Madonna in the race for most chart-toppers. With her new album, Loud, about to drop, Rihanna shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. #Werk!
Chrisette Michele Calls Out Rick Ross For Being A Sore Loser: Apparently Ricky Rozay can’t stand losing. Rick Ross and one of our favorites, Chrisette Michele, were scheduled to perform Ross’ hit, “Aston Martin Music,” during Wednesday night’s taping of the Soul Train Music Awards, but things didn’t quite go as planned. After Ross lost the award for “Best Hip Hop Song” to Eminem, he left the building in a tizzy before he and Chrisette could take the stage. To say she was pissed, is an understatement. The songstress took to her blog to blast Ross for his childish antics and to urge hip hop to “man up.”