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Kanye expounds on life

Posted by Media Outrage on April 11, 2008

Kanye had this to say on his blog concerning his direction in life since the passing of his mother….

I don’t do anything I don’t love anymore… I loved the flashing lights vid so it didn’t matter 2 me if someone one else didn’t. While people chase money I pursue happiness. So many people talk about there investments or how much money they have but there’s so many rich people who spend a lot of that trying 2 buy a piece of happiness. If there’s anything my mom taught me is to enjoy life. I just recorded my first verse in the last 6 months 2 days ago at Bape’s Studio in Japan. It felt good and I was inspired. I absolutely lost my mind (in a good way) on the new Glow in the Dark tour. The constant hours of creating helped me 2 keep from loosing my mind in a bad way. Chris Milk told me tragedy can produce great art and this is definitely true. I am a total mad man now, up till 3 am every night, trying 2 fight pain, board-um, and uncertainty with creativity. All that said, life is good….. good as finding the perfect fabric for a simple one button casual blazer with matching pants.

Mediaoutrage– Definitely a good philosophy. Pursue your passions and what makes you happy without abandoning the principles of altruism altogether.

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Racist celebrity magazines

Posted by Media Outrage on April 11, 2008

The Nydailynews is posing the question as to whether celebrity magazines are racist against black celebs. They are reporting that Beyonce and Jay-z’s wedding were played down in the media compared to the attention that other white celebrities have received.

Via Gatecrasher:

A top tabloid editor tells me that Jay-Z and Beyonce’s wedding was played down by the weeklies because “African-Americans don’t sell covers.”

Of the big five celebrity glossies out midweek, only Us Weekly gave Beyoncé the top spot on the cover. Other magazines gave her second billing to the likes of Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, and Jennifer Aniston.

“None of the magazines landed an exclusive on wedding pictures, which would have made the story bigger,” said one tabloid insider, justifying why Beyoncé was relegated to a small cover box on his magazine.

But even wedding photos make less money for black stars, says another source. “Eva Longoria can get $1 million for wedding photos, but without the expectation of cover sales, Beyoncé might have gotten as little as $250,000 if she had sold hers,” says a top editor. Magazine publisher and black gossip pioneer Flo Anthony responds: : “That sounds to me a very racist statement. Beyoncé is one of the biggest stars in the world, much bigger than Eva Longoria.”

Anthony publishes Black Noir for women, as well as Toy Box, a black parenting magazine with a celebrity focus. She said: “It is hard for African-Americans in magazines. Only a few people, like Will Smith and Halle Berry, are mainstream. Editors really still think that only blond hair and blue eyes sell magazines.”

As another tabloid source says: “We have a saying, ‘Only Oprah.’ Oprah is the only black celebrity big enough to put on our cover.”

But Us Weekly editor in chief Janice Min tells me:” Janet Jackson has been on our cover twice, for two of our best-selling issues we’ve ever had.”

Min is also the only non-Caucasian to helm a top celebrity magazine. She acknowledges there is a perception in her industry that black stars don’t sell covers, but adds: “Typically, you will hear that discussion among a group of all-white editors.”

Mediaoutrage– Hmmm where do we begin? Beyonce right now is one of the biggest celebrities in the world. Jay-Z is a major name also. This doesn’t surprise us at all in this type of industry. Jennifer Lopez is a big star but her music career sucks ballz. Her acting is ok but we do see how the media fawned all over the birth of her twins as if they were popping out with a vile containing the cure for AIDS. Diddy was heated because he says People Magazine dissed his adorable twins D’Lila Star and Jessie James and put them further to the back of the issue but once again none of this surprises us. What do you think?

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Kim Kardashian hits a few events

Posted by Media Outrage on April 11, 2008

Kim Kardashian, her mother Kris Jenner, and sister Khloe who has the build of a wrestler all attended a premiere last night. Looks like Kim and her mom get along real well. Aubrey O’Day from Danity Kane was also spotted with kim taking photos.

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Rihanna performs for the kids

Posted by Media Outrage on April 11, 2008

Rihanna performed in NY Wed for her charity “Believe” and DKMS for under privileged children. Its good to see that RiRi is thinking about the children.

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