recent miley

I think she’s someone that.. With her music, the way that she’s responding and the way that she’s reacting to what happened, I think that she’s really showing herself as a person with a lot of respect and integrity and a really great honorable person so I think now this is gonna be even more exciting, see what she’s gonna do next in her life and music because music is from experiences and she’s experiencing something that a lot of us can’t relate to so I’d like to see how she interprets that through her new songs.

So it was recently announced that Miley is releasing a new single next week, which means that she’ll likely be releasing her new album in the next couple of months.  A pre-fall release is a departure from her last major album rollout with Bangerz in Oct 2013.

I know we all joke about people not wanting to compete with Taylor, but it really seems like all the pop kids are getting those album cycles in before the next Grammy deadline/fall.  Usually rumors of upcoming artist releases are considered by labels in a strategic manner - to ensure the highest likelihood for #1 singles/#1 albums/fighting chance at industry awards. Taylor’s sales are historically massive (for weeks on end) and her music usually garners a lot of critical acclaim, so she’s huge road block to face. Labels probably won’t want their banner artists competing with that.

With Ed’s comments, it was seeming more likely that we would get a fall release from Tay. My hopes definitely rose a bit.  But after hearing this Miley news (for a non-fall release) I’m even more comfortable with the idea that TS6 is coming this fall (edit: maybe winter?? Either way, pre-Christmas).. The sea is parting ya’ll.

The Signs as Recent Memes
  • ARIES: "Miley, what's good?"
  • TAURUS: JoooHNNN CENAAAaA
  • GEMINI: You've heard of ____, now get ready for _____.
  • CANCER:
  • Me: *takes a deep breath*
  • Me: I lo-
  • Anyone who has spent five seconds around me: We get it. You love the thing.
  • LEO:
  • psychic: *reads my mind*
  • my mind: *something random*
  • psychic: what the fuck
  • VIRGO: Just DO IT. Don't let your DREAMS be DREAMS.
  • LIBRA: okay... that sounds fake, but okay...
  • SCORPIO: 👌👀👌👀👌👀👌👀👌👀 good shit go౦ԁ sHit👌 thats ✔ some good👌👌shit right👌👌th 👌 ere👌👌👌 right✔there ✔✔if i do ƽaү so my self 💯 i say so 💯 thats what im talking about right there right there (chorus: ʳᶦᵍʰᵗ ᵗʰᵉʳᵉ) mMMMMᎷМ💯 👌👌 👌НO0ОଠOOOOOОଠଠOoooᵒᵒᵒᵒᵒᵒᵒᵒᵒ👌 👌👌 👌 💯 👌 👀 👀 👀 👌👌Good shit
  • SAGITTARIUS:
  • person: I can't find my friend in a crowd.
  • person: insults thing the friend loves.
  • friend, from across the street: wHAT THE FUCK DID YOU JUST SAY?
  • person: found them.
  • CAPRICORN: cinnamon roll. but also sinnamon roll
  • AQUARIUS: why thE fu ck you LyyyIn, mmm oH my g0d stO P fuCking lyin'
  • PISCES: Dan Nicky your Boobie s
25 Reminders to Remember When Trying to Solve the World’s Problems

 Activists are everywhere, trying to help make this world a better place, but as we have seen in the recent Miley Cyrus and Nicki Minaj feminist debacle, even when we are trying to end one problem, we can still add to another one. So, in the spirit of Miley Cyrus’ dumb comment and the thousands that came before it, I give you 25 reminders that we have all probably forgotten at some point and all need to hear again in order to stop adding to the problems of the world:

 1. Thinking actually comes before speaking

2. Knowing your facts does not consist of mimicking and emulating the opinions and actions of your parents or biased media

3. Knowing what a controversial term means consists of looking it up in the dictionary, not just listening to how those around you use it

4. The meaning of #blacklivesmatter can actually be found in its name and does not mean that black people hate white people or that white people are terrible

5. Wearing a turban is not a subtle indication that you’re a terrorist… or hiding something

 6. You don’t have to be a robot to be Asian, just human

7. Bisexuality and homosexuality are not a choice

 8. A feminist is not a woman who hates men, but a person who wants gender equality

9. You don’t have to be a man to be a misogynist

10. There is more than just one type of feminism

 11. There are many different genders, even though we mostly talk about the problems of only two of them

 12. Calling a transgender individual, who has transitioned, a “shim” or a “shehe” doesn’t actually make any sense since their brains and outer appearance both classify under the same gender

13. It has been scientifically proven that the female brain and the male brain are different and don’t always match the bodies they are in

 14. A woman who wears revealing clothing is not necessarily a woman that wants you to cat call her or have sex with her

 15. A man who compliments a woman on her exterior doesn’t always mean that man wants to have sex with her

16. Men are also sexualized

17. The term beauty is subjective and therefore all definitions have equal value

18. Being overweight is not always caused by your emotions

19. Racism is NOT dead

20. White America and racist white America are two different things

21. Just because you are a certain race or ethnicity doesn’t mean you can’t participate or practice things like music or a dance that is typically associated with another race or ethnicity

22. HOWEVER, there is a difference between appreciating a culture and its traditions and representing it or making it seem like your own without understanding it

23. Just because someone needs money or any kind of help doesn’t mean others are obligated to pay or help that person

24. HOWEVER, saying, “poor people need to find jobs and don’t deserve handouts,” when you ask your parents or someone else for money is a contradiction

 25. And if you meet a hypocrite who refuses to remember these reminders, remember that person basically looks like this

Now, let’s really solve this problem. <3<3<3

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I’m sorry, y'all.

I know this is a Black Fashion Blog and nobody here signed up for this tangent kpop post…but I can’t.

I use to love…and I mean LOVE, 2NE1 & Big Bang. I would always argue that YG ENT artists were THE heavy contenders in the kpop biz.

Then a whole lot of cultural appropriation and racist acts later, I threw in the towel. (My last straw was CL coming at me with some fake west side Chola impersonation talking ‘bout, she was worried she wouldn’t be able to get a husband after that video.)

*Le final side eye*

I, like any kpop enjoying person (not living under a rock), heard about 2NE1’s new album release. Wanting to check in on my girl Bom and thinking maybe YG had gotten their shit together, I non begrudgingly watched their live “Crush” video…now wishing I hadn’t.

And wondered who okayed this and why. Who went ahead and decided it’d be the shit to take classically Black hairstyles and make it yet another “quirky/funky” kpop trend?

Who pulled a Moesha on Dara’s head? Who got those packs of Kanekalon and braided each synthetic strand into the poor girl’s possibly already bleach damaged sensitive scalp? Who got the tub of black protein gel and designated toothbrush to slick down her baby hair/edges à la TLC’s Chilli circa 92?

This, alone, doesn’t amount to much offense but added to the already shit ton of things YG has taken from Black Culture, it’s enough.

As a little Black girl, I remember to this day being ridiculed and accosted on a daily basis because of these hairstyles. As a child, I was mocked by teachers and classmates and as an adult I’ve been called “Shaniqua”, “baby mama” and “ghetto fabulous” at work.

Black and Latina women get shamed for wearing these beautiful hairstyles. So no, Yang Hyun-Suk-ssi, you cannot just “ghetto-fy” your artists to urbanize kpop and profit on a culture that’s already bastardized. 

And you know what else you shouldn’t do? Use Black people as props.

I first saw the all Black band in Big Bang’s YG on Air live “Blue” performance, thinking I may just be trippin’ but didn’t put it pass Mr.Yang to pull some shit like an all Black band for possible…I don’t know…proximity swag cred? Well low and behold, the all Black band was rolled out on us again! You’ll find them once more, accompanying 2NE1 in their performance of “Crush”.

We said it most recently to Miley and I’ll say it now to YG ENT; Black people aren’t accessories. And if you don’t understand the implications behind YG’s all Black band…well bless your heart, 'cause I can’t help you, child.There are just too many receipts available for proof of foul play in regards to YG’s racism on the internet for you not to know what’s up. You either don’t WANT to know or you’re an apologist fangirl/fanboy who will ride or die for their oppas & unnies (and their labels), regardless of whom they trample on.

Now, again, you may think this does not amount to much offense, but on top of Taeyang’s past wannabe light skin racist tomfoolery and GD’s blackface wearing and constant quest towards becoming the Korean incarnation of Snoop Dogg…It’s enough.

My love for music and innovative musicians transcends language and genre…but not racism and cultural appropriation.

YG…get your shit together, please.

-A.

If Tyler Posey can break up his engagement with a girl he literally worshipped and has known for 10 years, Zayn can most definitely break up with some chick he’s known for 2 years. Celebrity couples are dropping like flies this year. ‘Zerrie’s’ time is just around the corner!

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Twitter loses another top African-American employe over diversity problems 

Leslie Miley was caught in the most recent round of Twitter layoffs but claims that he was already on his way out, and turned down his severance package so that he could speak up about what he saw as systemic diversity problems. Through recent leadership changes, Miley saw lip service — and even tangible goals — paid to the target of making Twitter a more inclusive workplace. But after failed engineering projects meant to bring in diverse candidates and a few tone-deaf meetings, Miley’s hopes waned.

Harry Styles and Miley Cyrus are reinventing their pop personas, but only one is pulling it off
Miley Cyrus is getting back to her roots: She’s growing out her hair. It’s all very Old Miley, very Just Post-Hannah Montana Miley, and with it comes a great deal of bonus disdain directed at the most recent Miley, the Twerking With a Giant Foam Finger Miley. Meanwhile, Harry Styles of One Direction is reinventing himself as a serious rock star, one who appreciates his old fan base but is also beginning to transcend it. Read more
Regarding Miley Cyrus’ recent comments about the title of the show

We’ve chalked up her comments to her own ignorance. The character ‘Supergirl’ has existed for almost 60 years. If she watched the first season, the show clearly clarifies why Supergirl instead of Superwoman is an appropriate name. Lastly, we’ll leave you with a quote from Cat Grant “If you perceive Supergirl as anything less than excellent, isn’t the real problem.. you?

We appreciate all the messages in our inbox to comment on the situation but this is the only comment we’ll make going further on this blog. Thank you.

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Living Life Unapologetically with @isupersheng and #instapride

To see more from Leo’s visual diary, follow @isupersheng on Instagram. For more portraits from the LGBT community, follow @mileycyrus and @happyhippiefdn, and explore the #instapride hashtag.

“#hellomynameis Leo Sheng (@isupersheng). I’m 19 years old and a film student living in Michigan. I love movies. Like, seriously. I’ve always been drawn to visual creativity like photography and film, and sometimes music videos. It’s only recently that I’ve started to share some of my own pictures and while I know they’re pretty amateur, I love the concept of taking random snapshots from life even if it’s with a phone camera. I’m also proud to say that I wrote and directed my first short film and got to watch it on a big screen.

For the past year and half, my Instagram photos have been about my transition-filled life — graduating high school, starting college, making new connections. I’ve been working on finding a balance between which moments I ‘need’ to take pictures of, and which moments are meant to be remembered and appreciated without a camera. But, the most obvious theme of my page is my transition from female to male. For me, a picture really does say a thousand words.

I was recently invited by Miley Cyrus (@mileycyrus) to be part of a Happy Hippie Foundation (@HappyHippieFdn) and Instagram portrait series. It was run and shot by Miley herself, and showcased stories of trans and gender-fluid Instagrammers from around the country. I can’t remember the last time I’ve been in a room with so much love, pride, and respect for everyone’s journeys. It was such a privilege to be included and I’m so humbled to be a part of something so special and beautiful. I hope that I can inspire those who have the ability to share their own stories to find their own voices.

I used to be afraid to share photos that I took, let alone pictures of myself from any period of my life. But, I’ve learned how powerful sharing can be whether it’s your story or just something that means a lot to you. My photos mean a lot to me — all of them. I share them without apologies. I love to see how far I’ve come and what I’ve accomplished. If there’s anything that the last few years have taught me, it’s that living an unapologetic existence is the most freeing thing you can do.”