Rihanna found her voice again on latest studio album
It feels like every 6 months, Barbadian popstar and marijuana field-dweller Rihannais announcing a new album and the groans and half-hearted cheers are heard throughout the nation. “Unapologetic” is Rihanna’s 7th studio album, an impressive feat for an artist so young or it would be if only half of said albums were actually good.
After one listen of the latest album however, we can firmly put “Unapologetic” in the Pretty Damn Good category. It kicks off with “Fresh Off the Runway,” a sassy number that pulls the best of Rihanna with superb production, which her albums are usually good for. What they’re not good for is the assertion of Rihanna’s personality, which she failed to produce on her last two albums, “Loud” and “Talk That Talk.”
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Rihanna found her voice again on latest studio album

It feels like every 6 months, Barbadian popstar and marijuana field-dweller Rihannais announcing a new album and the groans and half-hearted cheers are heard throughout the nation. “Unapologetic” is Rihanna’s 7th studio album, an impressive feat for an artist so young or it would be if only half of said albums were actually good.

After one listen of the latest album however, we can firmly put “Unapologetic” in the Pretty Damn Good category. It kicks off with “Fresh Off the Runway,” a sassy number that pulls the best of Rihanna with superb production, which her albums are usually good for. What they’re not good for is the assertion of Rihanna’s personality, which she failed to produce on her last two albums, “Loud” and “Talk That Talk.”

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Commentary: Put the pitchforks away, Lady Gaga isn’t anyone’s mother










Recently, “open letters” have been flying back and forth between Lady Gaga and Sharon Osbourne because of a series of Twitter occurrences that happened a few months ago, where Sharon’s foul-mouthed daughter, Kelly Osbourne, was “attacked” by Gaga’s fan base for some rude comments she made about the star.
You can read more about the letters here.
One thing that stood out to me in Sharon’s letter (amidst the glaring hypocrisies and childish insults) was when she basically said that not only does Gaga control her fans, but she encourages their bad behavior.
Apparently, there’s a need to point out that this is untrue. I have to point this out because several news outlets and various other celebrities and other severely bothered fan bases of other pop stars are quite adamant in their belief that Gaga can control her fans. She has a unique and enormous fan base and just because she groups them together and calls them “Little Monsters” does not negate their individuality. Her fan base is made up of millions of people who all love her, but think very differently from one another.
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Recently, “open letters” have been flying back and forth between Lady Gaga and Sharon Osbourne because of a series of Twitter occurrences that happened a few months ago, where Sharon’s foul-mouthed daughter, Kelly Osbourne, was “attacked” by Gaga’s fan base for some rude comments she made about the star.

You can read more about the letters here.

One thing that stood out to me in Sharon’s letter (amidst the glaring hypocrisies and childish insults) was when she basically said that not only does Gaga control her fans, but she encourages their bad behavior.

Apparently, there’s a need to point out that this is untrue. I have to point this out because several news outlets and various other celebrities and other severely bothered fan bases of other pop stars are quite adamant in their belief that Gaga can control her fans. She has a unique and enormous fan base and just because she groups them together and calls them “Little Monsters” does not negate their individuality. Her fan base is made up of millions of people who all love her, but think very differently from one another.

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One-hit wonder, Kreayshawn, is pregnant, warns against others following suit

Early this morning, tiny California rapper, Kreayshawn (born Natassia Gail Zolot) announced that she was pregnant via her Tumblr. “Yeah, I’m pregnant. It sucks,” was the profound beginning to her harrowing tale of becoming a young mother.
Kreayshawn further elaborates that if “your not pregnant don’t get pregnant for a while because there’s all these symptoms that make you feel weird and hurt and are uncomfortable and 9 months is really really long especially towards the end.”
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One-hit wonder, Kreayshawn, is pregnant, warns against others following suit

Early this morning, tiny California rapper, Kreayshawn (born Natassia Gail Zolot) announced that she was pregnant via her Tumblr. “Yeah, I’m pregnant. It sucks,” was the profound beginning to her harrowing tale of becoming a young mother.

Kreayshawn further elaborates that if “your not pregnant don’t get pregnant for a while because there’s all these symptoms that make you feel weird and hurt and are uncomfortable and 9 months is really really long especially towards the end.”

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The Freak Show: An in-depth look at Lady Gaga’s video for ‘Applause’
 
For anyone living under a rock in the past few days,Lady Gaga’s video for ‘Applause’ premiered August 19, 2013 on Good Morning America, splashed across every billboard in Times Square. Already thevideo has nearly 15 million views on YouTube. The video itself on the surface is weird but fun in the vein of the campy Gaga videos we were blessed with during The Fame Monster era. Quite possibly her best video since ‘Bad Romance.’ But if you watch the video more than once, and I suggest you do, you’ll see that there are layers upon layers of meaning and symbolism.
The video isn’t just a circus freak show, it’s a presentation of past, present and future Gaga, the saturation of her many influences, and the first time she’s smiled in a music video in years. Take a look through my list as I attempt to call out every possible multi-faceted imagery in this amazing piece of theater.
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The Freak Show: An in-depth look at Lady Gaga’s video for ‘Applause’

 

For anyone living under a rock in the past few days,Lady Gaga’s video for ‘Applause’ premiered August 19, 2013 on Good Morning America, splashed across every billboard in Times Square. Already thevideo has nearly 15 million views on YouTube. The video itself on the surface is weird but fun in the vein of the campy Gaga videos we were blessed with during The Fame Monster era. Quite possibly her best video since ‘Bad Romance.’ But if you watch the video more than once, and I suggest you do, you’ll see that there are layers upon layers of meaning and symbolism.

The video isn’t just a circus freak show, it’s a presentation of past, present and future Gaga, the saturation of her many influences, and the first time she’s smiled in a music video in years. Take a look through my list as I attempt to call out every possible multi-faceted imagery in this amazing piece of theater.

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