Colin Kaepernick made headlines over the weekend, after refusing not to stand up during the national anthem. The San Francisco 49ers quarterback remained seated as the anthem played at Friday’s game at Levi’s Stadium, and he explained that it is a protest of how African Americans are treated in America.
“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” he told NFL Media in an exclusive post-game interview. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”
Gabby Douglas is speaking out after coming under fire for not placing her hand over her heart during America’s national anthem at the Olympics on Tuesday – after Team USA won gold in the gymnastics team event.
In response to angry comments, questioning why she kept her hands down in front of her, the 20-year-old gymnast says she never intended any disrespect.
Beyoncé‘s lyric about “Becky with the good hair” had the internet on fire as listeners scrambled to try and figure out who it was she could have been referring to – and now her collaborator, Diana Gordon (formerly known by her stage name, Wynter Gordon), is breaking it all down.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Gordon says it was surprising that people were actually being accused, based off the lyric: “I laughed, like this is so silly. Where are we living? I was like, ‘What day in age from that lyric do you get all of this information?’ Is it really telling you all that much, accusing people?”
Kanye West had the internet buzzing over the weekend, with the release of the controversial video for his song, “Famous,” at the L.A. Forum. He opened up about the concept behind the clip in an interview with Vanity Fair.
The visuals find George W. Bush, Donald Trump, Anna Wintour, Rihanna, Chris Brown, Taylor Swift, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, Ray J, Amber Rose, Caitlyn Jenner and Bill Cosby all in the bed together naked.
Late last month, Christina Milian opened up about her breakup with Lil Wayne; confirming that they are no longer together – and she is now revealing the reason why they parted ways.
During this week’s episode of Christina Milian Turned Up, the singer and reality star got emotional while explaining that the relationship is over because she found an Instagram pic of a woman in booty shorts and a sports bra, posing in Wayne’s house. Although being close to the girl was something he initially denied, the picture served as proof.
Raven-Symone set the internet abuzz after an interview with Oprah late last year in which she said she does not consider herself to be African American.
She recently chatted with PEOPLE, where she further elaborated on her desire to be called “American.”
Solange Knowles‘ business partner, Armina Mussa, was left in critical condition after being stabbed 10 times back in April. Armina is now speaking out about the horrific incident, in an interview with NOLA Defender.
Most reports at the time were based on her attacker’s version of the story . [A] “false picture of the events,” she states — and notes that her “heart drops to my stomach in disgust and fear every time I recollect that evening.”
During an interview with VLAD TV, Trina opened up about turning down an offer star in the Miami spinoff of the popular Love & Hip Hop franchise.
“You know, the whole reality thing… I like it, but I have limits with that,” she said. “It’s entertaining, for the most part, but to me I think it’s so much more that you can offer on television than boobs flying out, shoes throwing, hair pulling, drinks in the face.”