'she's british!!'

  • Hamilton: It's alright Burr, I wish you brought this girl with you tonight Burr
  • Burr: You're very kind but I'm afraid it's unlawful, sir.
  • Hamilton: What do you mean?
  • Burr: She's married
  • Hamilton: I see
  • Burr: She's married to a british officer
  • Hamilton: ¡NO ME DIGA!

Eiffel has accidentally called Minkowski mom more than once. He thinks everyone forgot about it, but it became a running joke. When talking to Minkowski, Lovelace likes to refer to Eiffel as ‘your kid’ or 'the boy’. 

  • Lovelace: Where’s your son got to?
  • Minkowski: Will you please stop calling him that? He’s not my freaking child. I’m only three years older.
  • Lovelace: Well, technically. But has Eiffel ever actually behaved like a 33 year-old?
  • Hera: No, never.
  • Minkowski: Just because he’s a child doesn’t mean he has to be my child though. Why aren’t you or Hera part of this messed-up family metaphor?
  • Lovelace: Okay then, I’ll be… the cool mysterious aunt. What about you Hera?
  • Hera: I can be Eiffel’s genius big sister.
  • Lovelace: Sure, that works.
Chrissy Chambers: 'My rape became revenge porn in the UK'

Chrissy Chambers was 18 when she fell in love for the first time with a British man several years older than her. After a whirlwind romance, he moved over to America to be with her.

But after being together for around a year, Chambers realised he wasn’t the man she’d though he was.

“He was jealous and controlling,” she says, now 24. “Even having a conversation with another man could make him angry.”

She decided to end their relationship, but he “took it really badly”, and then suggested an evening of drinking. Chambers hadn’t drunk much before, so quickly became intoxicated. She didn’t remember much of the night when she woke up, and soon after, he moved back to the UK.

It was four years later when she was confronted with what really happened on that night.

By this point, she was 22-years-old and a successful YouTube star. She was in a relationship with a woman, Bria Kam, and the pair had a YouTube channel with more than 363,000 subscribers, where they showcased music and campaigned on LGBT issues.

It was on that YouTube channel that Chambers first realised what had happened.

“Someone had commented on a video: ‘she’s a slut. Check out these videos.’ My heart stopped a bit. I had to Google my own name to find out what she was talking about. I was petrified.”

Chambers found a number of videos on porn sites showing her naked while her boyfriend had sex with her. It had been filmed on the night four years ago where she’d been intoxicated and unconscious.

“He filmed it in a malicious way that hid his face and showed me in a very vulnerable and intoxicated state,” she says. “I was visibly unable to consent.

“I felt completely violated [watching it]. Life as I knew it had changed forever. Once I was able to get up off the floor from the initial shock, because I’d literally fallen to the ground, we started contacting the porn sites where the videos were being shown.”

She had little luck, and went to the police in Atlanta, but was told there was nothing they could do as the videos had been uploaded in the UK. She contacted British police, but was told the incident had happened in America, so they could not help. 

In speaking about all of this, Chambers has decided to waive her anonymity and publicly raise awareness about her situation. It has opened her up to online harassment but she stands by her choice.

“In a sense I feel I’ve gained a very small bit of peace and sense of justice by sharing this story. But in the long-term obviously I want to have him prosecuted under some kind of criminal law. If the revenge porn law doesn’t go after backdates cases maybe we can use malicious harassment or something.

“I don’t want other victims to go through two years of not being able to speak out, or the shame of telling someone you were the victim of revenge porn. There’s tons of search videos of people trying to find videos of me. I don’t want people to have to go through that kind of devastation. I need to speak out now so other people have hope for the future.”


'When you’re black you have to fight': Tinashe, Kehlani and other female R&B artists struggle for attention
Only three black women have topped the charts in the past 10 years. Here's why.
By Gerrick D. Kennedy

Three years ago, all the signs pointed one way: Tinashe was on her way to pop stardom.

In 2012, when she was just 19, she produced two critically acclaimed mixtapes that landed her a deal at RCA. A year later her debut single, “2 On,” made it to No. 24 on Billboard’s Hot 100. Her 2014 debut album, “Aquarius,” was met with critical acclaim and she was nominated for a BET Award.

Since then, the singer-songwriter has toured with Nicki Minaj and Katy Perry, collaborated with Britney Spears, earned praise from idol Janet Jackson and issued two buzzy projects, including last year’s digital-only work “Nightride.”

Yet Tinashe’s career has hit an impasse.

Nearly two years after it was announced to much hype, RCA has yet to release her long-gestating sophomore album, “Joyride.” As a string of genre-hopping singles and collaborations with artists like Spears, Chris Brown and Young Thug failed to produce a major hit, “Joyride” and her young career have stalled.

Attempting a restart, she has learned many things: that pop hits speak louder than reviews, only crossover stars make real money and being a black female performer comes with inherent challenges.

“Critical acclaim hasn’t been enough in my experience,” said the 24-year-old, who was born Tinashe Kachingwe. “The label appreciates it, but the music business, in my perspective, is still so much based on revenue and how much they are making in sales. That’s where it gets really [crappy].”

“You just want to make art for the sake of art,” she continued, “and not have people [care] about a number, first-week sales or things like that.”

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On this day in music history: July 1, 1963 - The Beatles record “She Loves You” and its B-side “I’ll Get You” at Abbey Road Studios in London. Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, it is the second chart topping single in the UK for the Liverpool based rock band. John and Paul begin writing the song while on a bus while touring the UK as the opening act for Roy Orbison, finishing it off at their hotel later that evening. The two songs are completed in one session though neither the original two track session tapes (only the final mono masters) or any documentation of the session survives due to EMI Records policy of discarding session tapes after mixdown masters were prepared. Released on August 23, 1963 in the UK, the record is an instant smash, spending a total of six weeks at number one on the UK singles chart. It becomes the largest selling single in British record history (a record it holds until 1984). “She Loves You” also becomes The Beatles second US number one single in March of 1964.