“…see here’s the thing, I’m not no relationship expert, but I just recommend that you get with your bestie. Because y’all agree on everything. This is the person that when the other girls were tripping you could call her and be like ‘She saying…’, and she could talk to you about whatever. So you guys started with a very honest and open rapport. You never had to hide anything. And you know, at a certain point in my business, I don’t know why anyone lies. You’re making money, you’re doing it, she don’t like it, ‘You don’t like it? Beat it.’ But, I’m going to be honest with you.”
-pharrell williams when asked about why he chose to make his best friend his fiance.
I felt this sadness, and I thought if people really knew what was going on inside me, they wouldn’t want to hang out with me. So I tried to keep it light and funny. I became imprisoned [by my eating disorder and self-harm]. And it was something I fought with.
This is cute but please Don’t trash another black woman and her artistry to praise another Both nicki and Lupita are positive and talented role models
RESPECTABILITY POLITICS!!! FUCK EVERYONE WHO THINKS THIS IS CUTE. HOW YOU GONNA THROW NICKI IN THE BIN??? THEY ARE BOTH VERY IMPORTANT.
this is ridiculous, saddening, and even a little disturbing. yes, lupita is fabulous but can we NOT put her on this pedestal of perfection, a pedestal that respectability politics play SUCH large role in to begin with? can we understand that just because lupita is beautiful, poised, articulate, and educated it does not make her “better than” women who are not? these things do make her wonderful, and they are certainly (and unfortunately) a big part of why hollywood has chosen to embrace her, but they are not the totality of her being and one day she might fuck. in fact she WILL fuck up. so let’s just all calm down and not use our excitement over what her success means as an excuse to put down other black women who may not fit the perfect mold she slides into so well.