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Of all groups of people, Black women are the least likely group of women that will date outside of their race. When you have everyone else who is willing to explore but a Black woman is like, “I want me a brother,” well, if the brothers are out and they’re open to date everybody and the majority of Black women aren’t willing to look twice when a man outside of their race is sending them messages, then that makes our percentage rate lower and the chances of finding love, because we’re only looking in one specific place for finding love—with Black men.
Every single one of my girlfriends won’t date men that aren’t Black. I have maybe about five and these are people that I’m really considering my friends, not people that are associates or that you talk to or deal with at work. I have about five Black friends who date outside of their race. But all the other friends of mine, it’s either they vocally say that they won’t or every time an opportunity comes up for them to date outside of their race, there’s some excuse why it’s not going to work. They never really say it’s because he’s White, or because he’s Spanish or something like that. It’ll be more like, Well, you know he works at such and such, and our schedules don’t match.’ But we’ll know really what it is. It’s ’cause he’s White.
It’s more common here on the West Coast. I think in New York, you find more Black women that date outside of their race. But in L.A. not as many. I think Black women need to open up. A lot of Black women still carry a lot of pain when they see Black men with women who aren’t Black and that’s really unfortunate that that could make us so upset. It has to do with self esteem. With women on a whole, what a man thinks about us means so much to us. Does he think my hair is right? Does he think I look right? Does he think my ass is big enough? Does he think my titties are big enough?
And 9 chances out of 10, that man didn’t even give a fuck. He couldn’t even tell that you had a pimple that day or that your hair wasn’t done. Most men don’t even give a fuck. And the men that do that are really paying attention that hard to your ass or titties or exterior stuff, that’s probably not the best person for you anyway. One of my friends was asking me if I would set him up with one of my friends and I asked him, “What do you like in a woman?” And his first thing was “exotic.” I’m like, “What the hell does that mean?” —As told to Starrene Rhett (Source)
(((On a non-relevant note, I like that she drops “f” bombs, but they sorta made me cringe. Nonetheless, I’m all about exploring one’s options in every aspect of life. In my next lifetime, I’m marrying a Jewish man that smokes cigars, buys me shoes, has a big belly & worships the ground I walk on. Don’t sleep or hate. Love should have no ceilings, but hell, what do I know?)))
Kobe Bryant sits down w/ LA Times magazine and discusses everything under the sun–his attitude, dog poop, “checking” ppl, and a little bit of food. Peep a few excerpts below:
LA Times Magaziine: You’re very relaxed. Of course, we’re talking as you’re getting a manicure and a facial before you have your makeup put on. Is this a side of your personality you’d like more people to see?
I think people, especially here in Los Angeles, are starting to understand me a lot more in terms of what I’m like personality-wise. I’m relaxed, laid back, pretty funny, smartass. I like having a good time.
You take heat because of your demeanor in postgame interviews, especially if you lost.
Well, everybody gets upset. But if I’m being short, I’m being short. It’s not like I’m telling people to go F-off. It is what it is. At the end of the day, you play to win. I do whatever it takes to get my team in the best position of winning, and when it’s over, we’re celebrating again with another parade—then everybody is happy. But wouldn’t it benefit you if the media in L.A. saw this side of your personality more?
It probably wouldn’t be helpful for them, because they have to write and sell stories. And you can’t have everybody saying positive things all the time. It’s just not going to work, even though this is, like, my city when it comes to sports, you know what I mean? You gotta have people on one side of the fence and people on the other. If not, the story’s not compelling. The people who truly know me know what I’m like. There have been people who try to say things that aren’t fair, and I check them. And then they don’t like me because I checked them.
When you say check them, what do you mean?
Call them out. I’m not going to be a pushover. If I’m going to talk to you, I’m going to talk to you respectfully. I’m comfortable in my own skin. If I’m upset, I’m upset—write about it. If I’m happy, I’m happy—write about it. I’m gonna just be me, and let them report what they’re gonna report.
Ah, of course. So, what else can you tell us about yourself?
I love dogs, I hate bees, I love snakes. And I hate dog s–t. I absolutely hate dog s–t.
So what do you do when dogs poop in front of the house?
Clean it up. [Laughs.]
Wait, you’re out there with a—
Pooper scooper? Yeah, I’ve done it a few times. Every once in a while, you have to.
That helps keeps you grounded, I’m sure, but most would think you’d have someone whose job is to pick up your dog poop.
I do, but they have to have off days. And the dog doesn’t say, “Oh, it’s my walker’s day off, so I’m not gonna s–t today! When they gotta go, they gotta go. And somebody’s gotta pick it up.
You’re playing Guitar Hero at an event with Baltimore Raven Ray Lewis after this. You play a pretty mean air guitar?
Oh, yeah, man—everybody can play a mean air guitar! I’ll be rocking out!
Here for full story. (((That white and the model poses are DREADFUL.)))
There was some talk that you were going to executive produce Usher’s latest album Raymond v. Raymond. Why didn’t it happen?
Well, I didn’t really want to be executive producer of Usher’s projects after Confession. Me as a producer, it’s kind of hard for me to go back into people’s projects when I gave you your biggest album ever…you sold more records than any other artist in this decade based on that album and now I have to ask you am I the executive producer of your next album? That seems disrespectful to me. Obviously, I’m looking at something different than everyone is looking at it whether it’s the label, the artist, management… whoever it is. I’ve had this same conversation with L.A. Reid, because I’m doing Mariah Carey’s album right now. And on her last album, I didn’t have one song on there. But I did Emancipation of Mimi and she sold more records than she sold in the last five years. What part of the game makes y’all not call me? But I’m not going to keep sticking my neck out. But I don’t feel like I’m supposed to ask to produce anymore. People are supposed to come to me and tell me that I’m the executive producer. That’s why I get more kicks working with younger artists.
Will you be involved in Janet Jackson’s next project? I can tell you that she’s not working on an album. We just did the one song (“Nothing”) for the Why Did I Get Married Too soundtrack, which was released off of So So Def. Last time I heard she really didn’t want to do an album. She wanted to just do singles every once in a while. She’s looked at the marketplace—albums are not really doing what they usually do when you put all this budget out there. Janet is just trying to figure out her landscape. But the crazy part is “Nothing” is the biggest format record that I’ve ever had. It’s playing on seven different formats: gospel, AC, urban AC, urban mainstream, jazz and top 40 and rhythmic. I never had a record on a jazz station. I’m out here in LA and the biggest jazz station out here, The Wave, you know, that station when you go to hotels and you don’t know what station the radio in your room is on? This record is on that station [laughs].
How is Janet holding up? She’s cool. She has a lot of work going on that’s keeping her in the right direction. The movie came out, which is the biggest Tyler Perry movie he has had thus far. It looks like her star power as an actress is still there. And she’s about to do the other movie (For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf) with Mariah, Kerry Washington, Whoopi Goldberg and few others. They will be shooting that in June. And then she’s performing at the Essence Festival, so she’s rehearsing for that every day.
You recently re-launched your So So Def label as an independent imprint. One of those younger artists that you mentioned is pop R&B vocalist Dondria, who you discovered on Youtube. Right now, Dondria is my main focus. I had her for two years going back to when I was at Def Jam. When I discover a new artist, I try to figure out their niche. And while Dondria and Whitney Houston are so far apart from each other in terms of their careers, Dondria wants to be what Whitney became. I believe that that lane is opening up. Dondria doesn’t want to be Mary J. Blige. She wants to sing that big record. It took me a while to realize it and then I went into the studio one night and wrote “You’re The One.” This is my first new artist and single I’ve put out for So So Def independent. It’s a top 10 record right now and it’s a top 10 ringtone. The video even made no. 5 on 106 And Park. I’m excited to see it all happen. I’m really promoting her grassroots and making sure that everyone understands what she is about. She came to me with two million people watching her on YouTube. I had to connect both worlds.
Dame Dash recently copped a distribution deal with Def Jam and is bringing back Rocafella Records. Is he open to Jay coming back? “If Jay wanna come through and do something, he can come holla at me,” Dash said. “I ain’t got no beefs with Jay. Just off the strength that it’s Roc-A-Fella, I could never tell Jay he can’t be a part of something he helped create. So maybe it felt ridiculous that he said [me and Biggs couldn't be a part of Roc-A-Fella once we sold the company] and a Roc-A-Fella purists didn’t appreciate that. If I walked away from Roc-A-Fella, then that would be different. But the option should always be there. So the option is there for him. He helped build that. And I don’t hold grudges. I think one of the most important things in evolving is forgiveness. If he did something wrong or if I did something wrong, we’d have to forgive each other, or we’d still be children.” (((Again, I’m no hip-hop head, but in my book, there is no Rocafella w/out Jay. And I highly doubt that Jay would do anything more besides a feature here or there, but who knows?))) Photo Credit
Dwayne Wade’s wife, Siohvaughn Wade, who also happens to be the mother of his two children, is suing Wade (on behalf of their children) for engaging in “extreme and outrageous conduct” with his girlfriend in front of the children. She goes on to claim that Wade is damaging their children by engaging in “sexual foreplay” with his girlfriend in public. What does Mr. Wade have to say about this?
106th & Park’s Rocsi Diaz blogs w/ Vibe about a hot issue in politics (and life) right now–Arizona’s new immigration law. Peep her blog below: I sit here and I think about what subject I want to tackle now. So many things I would love to go deep hearted into conversations with you all right now. It seems everywhere we turn there is something new to talk about. From the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that is already killing a large amount of wildlife. To the unthinkable bomb scare in Times Square. The topic that naturally stands out the most to me is the immigration law that Arizona is now trying to pass.
For those that don’t know what I am talking about it is S.B. 1070. It’s the nation’s harshest profiling law, which could turn Arizona into a police state — forcing cops to interrogate, fine or even jail anyone who “looks” undocumented and leaves their wallet at home. What they are doing is really called “racial profiling.” This is so crazy and so unjust. So Mr. Senator’s of AZ (McCain) you mean to tell me if I look like I do not belong here, I will be stopped and questioned.
Lord forgive me if I do not wear what you think a person for the United States should wear. So feel me out, this is not something that is new to our world. For years, people have been a victim of racial profiling but now to make it a law to kick hardworking people out of the United States? Let me tell you first hand that the life of an immigrant and not just a Latin immigrant but all immigrants here in the U.S. isn’t the easiest thing in the world. For some it is fleeing their own hell in their own country to find a better life here or a means of survival for their family because what they make back home just isn’t enough and let’s be honest, the majority of the jobs held by illegal immigrants are one that most legal Americans don’t want anyway.
Even as a green card holder now the people of AZ have to be in fear for being stopped and harassed when the police feel like picking you out on the street. Heaven forbid you forget your documents really!! I am against people who come here and do bad, don’t get me wrong. For all those who try to take advantage of the life of opportunity, those who come to sell drugs or commit other crimes, I believe they shouldn’t be allowed to stay here.
But the families who have honest hardworking parents or family members who are really trying and causing no harm, why not let them stay? Why not create a way to help them instead of kicking them out? I’m talking for all race of immigrants not just Hispanic , but African, Indian, Arabic, polish, and so on. I suggest another way of doing immigration reform is found not leaving it in the hands of racial profiling.