JILL SCOTT @ ATLANTA’S CHASTAIN PARK

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With the release of her latest album, the properly titled Woman, Jill Scott has taken her show on the road with a 25-city tour. She made her way to Atlanta’s Chastain Park on Aug. 2.

But Scott also took a moment to address her detractors on “Hate On Me.” Following the song, she spoke about haters and said, “You’re so busy being mad that you’re not counting your own blessings.”

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Her latest single, “Fool’s Gold,” proves how love can make us all look foolish at times. And “Slowly Surely” was Scott’s way of leaving a bad situation and facing the fear that comes from uncertainty.

Overall, Scott’s show allowed her to prove why she continues to be one of the top soul artists 15 years after her debut. She knows that love is a constant journey and her fans are more than willing to join her for the ride.

 

– Empress <3

QUOTE: “All I can say is that the only person that can stop you from achieving your goals is yourself. If you believe, then everyone else will too. Be proud of who you are and don’t change for anyone.” – Denise Bidot

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“All I can say is that the only person that can stop you from achieving your goals is yourself. If you believe, then everyone else will too. Be proud of who you are and don’t change for anyone.” – Denise Bidot

 

– Empress <3

‘Eff your beauty standards’: Meet the plus size model changing the fashion industry

Tess Holliday

Tess Holliday

Self-described “body positive” activist Tess Holliday represents the changing face of the fashion industry.

An Australian size 26, Holliday is the largest model to be signed to a mainstream modelling agency and is adorned with tattoos.

The faces of entertainment icons Marilyn Monroe, Mae West and Dolly Parton are among her impressive array of ink.
She has more than 970,000 Facebook likes and 859,000 Instagram followers, and in 2013 started the hastag #effyourbeautystandards.

The trend has sparked more than a million responses online from users backing her call for better understanding of body image issues.

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Tess Holliday

Tess Holliday

Mary Mary’s Tina Campbell Shoots Up Husband’s Car For Cheating [VIDEO]

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I really don’t know how to feel about this one. I know that we all sin and come short of the glory of God… But I feel like Mrs. Campbell should have kept this one particular sin to herself. I know it really doesn’t matter what I think but since Tina Campbell is a public figure who promotes herself as a woman of God. I feel its only right to feature just a snippet about this episode.

I am going to reserve my final judgement till after the show airs. However, as it stands right now this just seems like “family business’ that should have been kept behind closed doors.

 

So here are the deets:

The singer’s husband Terry Campbell admitted to having several extramarital affairs, so one of the things Tina did in anger was trash his car. VladTV reports that she riddled the vehicle with bullets.

A teaser clip shows the classic convertible in horrible shape, and Terry said he had to get rid of it because it was a bad reminder.

“We had some days that were really bad, and the car is a clear indication of a very bad day,” he said. “It was my car and she thought I could have been riding around town with another women in the car, which wasn’t the case. My wife in her pain wanted to hurt me.”

Despite Terry’s efforts, it seems a lot of those bad memories still persist for Tina. In an interview with Cocoa Fab, she said it’s hard for her to watch the episodes that deal with the affair.

“How about this? Erica and I are executive producers of our show and we have approval rights and I couldn’t watch the episodes last season,” she admitted.

“Every time I attempted to watch, I went backwards and I would spaz out and I would attack based on me watching the life that I was living. It made it more real, more shameful and more embarrassing,” added Tina.

In addition, the gospel vocalist said the couple is in a much better place now, and viewers will see them heal in season four.

“Things are looking a lot better,” she said. “I think in season three fans got to experience my devastation, and they’re going to experience my recovery in season four and what that healing process looks like.”

ugh…  Check the clip below:

– Empress <3
 

MUSIC MONDAY: LUNCHMONEY LEWIS “BILLS” (VIDEO)

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I was browsing on IG a few days ago when I saw a post that DJ Khaled put up… It was a snippet of LunchMoney Lewis‘ video “Bills”. I immediately felt a sense of pride, most of the comments were pretty positive and most people seemed to like the song. My pride comes from the fact that I have known LunchMoney since he was in the group Bottom Of the Map. I’ve interviewed him a few times (check ChunkyChickz Youtube channel for clips) and I’ve had the pleasure of watching him grow in an industry that wouldn’t typically feature this kind of artist.

Seeing that I have been out of the loop for sometime now. I was also pleasantly surprised when I found out that Lunch also co wrote and performed the vocals for a track on Nicki Minaj’s album The Pink Print. “Trini Dem Girls” is actually one of my favorite songs on the album. Don’t ask me how or why I didn’t realize that it was Lunch accompanying her on the track…  LOL This is an artist who has been grinding in Miami for a while now, and it looks like his time is now. These days Lunch can be found living it up in Los Angeles writing and building up his songwriting credits making moves just like he did when he was here in Miami. Gotta say again that I’m proud of him, but I’m not surprised at his success seeing that he is the son of  Inner Circle’s bassist and Co Founder of Circle House Studios here in Miami Ian Lewis.

Check out his newest single “Bills’ below…

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