Yahtzee! There’s not much to say beyond the above photo other than this: Nicki Minaj took to her Twitter on yesterday to confirm what the majority of rap fans already knew — her unexpected shout out to Mitt Romney on the track “Mercy” from the newly released mixtape from Lil’ Wayne was taking out of context.
“Yeah, I’m not sure that’s exactly what happened. I think she had a song on there, a little rap that said that, but she likes to play different characters. So I don’t know what’s going on there,” replied President Barack Obama during a radio interview when asked if he believed Nicki might vote for Romney on Monday (September 10).
“Behold the “we cool, but not that cool” side-eye. Next I imagine he stared at dudes hand on his shoulder until he removed it. Literally a work of art found on the wall of a Norm’s Diner somewhere in LA.”
In somber times as the present it’s nice to know that Rich of FourFour, who has been the Nettie to my Celie since 2005, can still make me smile with my heart.
I’m a little late to this one, but I’d be remiss if I didn’t touch on my favorite person on TV this week, soul singer Millie Jackson. Her life story took up an hour of TV One’s Unsung (basically my favorite show on TV now – did you see last week’s Full Force episode?!?). And what a story it was! She got her break by shit-talking some woman that was onstage at a concert she attended. She described her marriage to a bass player like this: “He was a decent cat, but he thought we were going to be Ike and Tina, and the record company didn’t sign Ike, it only signed Tina.” She gave Roxanne Shanté these words of advice: “You’ll be successful a lot longer for the nasty things that come out of your mouth than the nasty things you put in it.” She made fun of her own music, lamented her inability to pawn gold records and showed that at age 67, she’s still quite flexible (you can see that in the video above).
Shouts out to reader Eve for peeping this side-eye fever of doom, despair, and bad health from over at The House of Rose. If Carl Winslow had to quit his job as a Chicago police officer this is what his mug would look like on most days.