*Onika, Onika let down your hair! Nicki Minaj reveals her natural hair.
Known for her bold, wacky, pink, and rainbow wigs the self-titled Barbie is flaunting her real hair, in a sleek high ponytail on her Instagram page.
*Identity theft is becoming more successful as we become a more cyber-centered global community.
But, the success rate of these type of criminals diminishes as authorities fight fire with fire.
A New York couple, Amanda Zieminski, 27, and Clyde Forteau, 29, an aspiring rapper that goes by C-Money CEO, prepared to build a life for themselves after stealing thousands of dollars from senior citizens through an identity theft crime ring.
They were building their future on over 80 stolen social security cards they stole from elderly patients in a Staten Island medical center where Zieminski was once employed, according to ABC News.
*Rapper and producer Kanye West has created a clothing line with French brand A.P.C. that seems to be selling faster than his latest music releases.
Sunday’s release included jeans, T-Shirts and hoodies which have been restocked since selling out this weekend. But only the less popular sizes, like size 25 jeans or an XXL T-Shirt, appear to still available.
Although West and girlfriend Kim Kardashian were seen in Paris together working on the designs, the collection was just announced this summer. A.P.C. designer Jean Touitou explained that the project actually took two years.
“Over the months, we kept hanging out and finally came up with the idea of doing a small capsule collection of clothes together,” Touitou said in a statement.
The website will be taking pre-orders for a limited time for silkscreened tees with skeletons on it for about $137 in U.S. dollars, or gray hoodies for about $222.
Fashion success hasn’t come easy to West, having previously released a women’s fashion label, “DW Kanye West,” at Paris Fashion Week in 2011 and receiving not so good feedback from critics.
The International Herald Tribune‘s style editor Jessica Michault took to Twitter to give her straightforward assessment:
“The Kanye West show, in my humble opinion, is proof that everyone can love fashion but not everyone can be a fashion designer.”
What do you think of West’s latest threads?
*President Obama is known to rub shoulders with some of hip hop’s royalty, so it is only understandable that he would know a good rapper when he hears one and possibly provide tips and suggestions.
According to the News, the president was visiting the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation Youth Centre in Cape Town, South Africa, Sunday, when he encountered 15-year-old Aviwe Mtongana, who performed a freestyle for President Obama to show off what he had been learning about rapping and writing lyrics.
*50 Cent is leveraging his fame and Street King brand to teach the urban community about conscious capitalism.
“People always try and paint negative images about me. I’m the most genuine down to earth person and I didn’t forget where I came from,” the rapper said.
Curtis Jackson is a man who understands the reality of the urban community, growing up in Queens, NY.
Despite the image he’s painted as the gangster through his music, 50 walks the talk.
On Friday he used social media to publicize the funeral of D’aja Robinson, a fellow Queens native who was killed by a stray bullet on a city bus. He helped pay for the horse and carriage that carried her casket.
“She was pretty, innocent and [didn’t] deserve to die like that,” he wrote according to the NY Daily News. “R.I.P. D’Asia Robinson.”
Throughout his career, Jackson has used his fame and wealth to donate to important causes and launched entrepreneurial projects to help others establish independent wealth.
Through his energy drink brand, 50 has tapped into a way to teach others business.
“I’m doing it across all my companies, Street King [and] SMS Audio,” 50 Cent told theGrio’s Alexis Garrett Stodghill from the Hudson Terrace in New York City last Thursday. Even in the midst of co-hosting a festive affair featuring DJ Pauly D, who was also promoting his new product, Remix Cocktails, Jackson was mindful of his message of promoting social entrepreneurship.
“I just want to promote conscious capitalism,” he said, stressing that large corporations should “accept a partner” when it comes to giving. “I made one of my partners an invisible partner, and it’s hunger,” 50 Cent continued.
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