Jhené Aiko Teases New Project, Says She's "Skinny But Still Insecure"

It’s been a minute since we have heard new music from Jhené Aiko. The singer dropped a freestyle on the finish 2018 however apart from that, there hasn’t been a lot cooking on her finish. Of course, she seems to be spending time within the studio following a doable cut up from Big Sean however largely none that music has seen the sunshine day. On New Year’s Eve, Jhené previewed her “Triggered” freestyle however she hasn’t dropped any indication an album or mixtape coming quickly. Speculation could also be coming to an finish quickly as a result of, in an Instagram remark, the singer has simply revealed that she’s obtained ten freestyles able to go.

Her “Wasted Love” freestyle was one the one occasions we obtained to listen to Jhené’s voice final 12 months so hopefully, she releases some extra content material now that we’re in a brand new 12 months. The artist shared a photograph herself and wrote, “Skinny however nonetheless insecure” on the picture. It follows a string miserable meme-like uploads from Aiko. The information comes within the feedback part as a couple of followers went digging and located that she truly responded to 1 supporter asking for brand spanking new music. “Is 10 songs sufficient?” requested Jhené. “Are u happy with them being all freestyled? cuz in that case. achieved.”

The prospect some new music from one half Twenty88 is thrilling. It’s unclear if and when Jhene plans to launch her freestyles but when they’re as highly effective as “Wasted Love,” we’ll be in for a deal with.

Issa Rae To Star In Paul Feig Produced Film "American Princess"

Issa Rae is having one other unimaginable 12 months. Fresh f her Emmy nomination and the immense success the third season her HBO present Insecure, Issa is ready to tackle the lead function an upcoming romantic comedy titled American Princess. 

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the movie can be produced by actor and screenwriter Paul Feig. Feig has championed female-centered comedies equivalent to Bridesmaids and the hit Ghostbusters revival previously. After actress Frances McDormand talked about an inclusion rider requiring a set degree range amongst casting and manufacturing workers in her acceptance speech for the Best Actress award at this 12 months’s Oscars, Feig selected to undertake the coverage at his firm, Feigco Entertainment, lower than two weeks later. 

Feig can be joined by Jessie Henderson and Brendan O’Brien on the producer’s staff and Stella Meghie will direct the movie. Mehgie, a Canadian director, is behind hit younger grownup movie, Everything, Everything, starring Amandla Stenberg and Nick Robinson which took house over $60 million following its premiere.

American Princess will observe the story an American girl, Issa’s character, who upon shifting to London, finds herself immersed in a world excessive society and wealth. She ultimately finds love by way of unconventional means. Amy Aniobi, a author who has labored with Rae as a author/co-executive producer on Insecure wrote the script.

Kevin Gates Opens Up About His Insecurities: "I Was Told I Was Ugly"

Kevin Gates should know that individuals’s consideration spans are dwindling nowadays as a result of he determined to launch his new interview with Sway in 4 components. Each part was equally fascinating because the artist detailed his authorized issues, a current stint in jail, and every part there’s to learn about Luca Brasi three. Considering he was saved silent for thus lengthy even after being launched from jail, we have been wanting ahead to some new Gates and he definitely delivered, coming by means of with a stable fering. In the fourth and ultimate half his interview with Sway Calloway, Gates speaks on his insecurities, revealing that he hasn’t at all times seen a “Great Man” within the mirror.

Prior to the discharge Luca Brasi three, the Louisiana rapper shared a couple of songs, which “Great Man” was one. The observe particulars how he sees greatness each time he appears within the mirror, however issues weren’t at all times so good. “I nonetheless wrestle with sure insecurities,” reveals Kevin. “I do not really feel like I am as engaging as I wish to be as a result of I used to be instructed that I used to be ugly a very long time in the past.” His spouse, Dreka, helps him with these emotions, consistently reminding him that he is “lovely.” Even after slimming down and residing a more healthy life-style, Gates nonetheless feels as if he has work to do. 

He additionally spoke to Sway about how shocked he was to get pleasure from a Disneyland journey together with his household. From the look the viral photograph from that have, it certain did not appear to be he was having enjoyable however we’re glad to listen to he was truly elated.

Watch the ultimate half his interview beneath and take a look at Luca Brasi three right here.

Rosario Dawson Says Warped Standards Is Why She Restricts Daughter's Cell Phone Usage

Rosario Dawson is not a fan how youngsters work together with social media in at this time’s society. The beautiful and proficient actress not too long ago sat down for an interview with Laverne Cox throughout the Tribeca TV Festival on Saturday, and revealed that she would not let her daughter use a mobile phone. Dawson’s daughter Lola is fifteen years previous, however her mom fears that warped requirements will have an effect on her kid’s self-worth. 

“I feel it’s actually critically essential because the grownup in these children’ lives to ensure they’re not happening darkish alleys with out some type data and assist … and to get likes in line with little posts you’ve made after which pondering that that’s what your worth is may be fairly harmful,” said Dawson. “They can current themselves on-line versus develop themselves on-line. That’s a extremely completely different factor. We didn’t develop up wanting within the mirror on a regular basis. We simply didn’t. We didn’t have a look at ourselves all day lengthy and that is what these children are doing.”

“Now these children are desirous to get plastic surgical procedures to allow them to appear to be what they appear to be once they have a filter on,” she continued. “They’re getting physique dysmorphia their very own picture that’s been doctored, after which once they look within the mirror, they’re horrified by a freckle or a pimple.” Truth be informed, I am not even certain what the bulk my on-line associates appear to be with out a filter. 

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Issa Rae & Ellen Take Shots While Talking "Insecure"

Celebrated YouTube personality and actress Issa Rae went on “The Ellen Show” earlier today to talk Emmy-buzz for her hit show “Insecure,” now in its third season on HBO. To commemorate the series’ critical acclaim, and hopes at finally nabbing a win at tonight’s ceremony, the star brought out a pair shots to share with Ellen.

Rae struggled to get the shots open, to which Ellen joked that she had perhaps applied “too much lotion” before coming on the show.  The television host was rebuffed by Rae saying she didn’t “wanna be ashy on ‘Ellen.” In addition to talking “Insecure” and Rae’s breakout-Youtube series “Awkward Black Girl,” Ellen took time to roast Rae’s claim that she wanted to be “a combination Oprah, Diddy and Ellen herself]” with a poorly mashed photo the four celebrities, complete with a pretty substantial beard.

To round out her appearance on the show, Rae talked the relatable struggle having credit cards and being tricked by low monthly payments. Find the full clip from Ellen’s YouTube channel below.

Issa Rae Once Racked Up $25K In Credit Card Debt: "It’s A Trap"

Issa Rae is now a successful television writer who has scored nominations at the Golden Globes, Emmy Awards, MTV Movie Awards and more, so it’s safe to say her bank account is sitting pretty. Before she blew up to be the big name she is, she was blowing up her visa card racking up $25K in debt. The Insecure actress and creator paid a visit to The Ellen DeGeneres Show for the first time and talked about her expensive past. 

“I had thought, when I discovered credit cards, I was like ‘This is easy! The game is locked. All you do is get free money and I keep ordering cards and you pay like $25 a month. I can sustain this. This is easy. Eventually, I’ll be rich.,'” she said.

She added how her spendings were getting to be too much. “It’s a trap. That’s how they get you,” she said. After applying for credit cards at gas stations and getting denied, it was a wake-up call to get her finances in order and it seems as though Issa has been doing good ever since. 

Watch the clip below. 

"Insecure" Gets Renewed For Season 4

We’re only a handful episodes into the third season on HBO’s Insecure and already we’ve got good news that a season four is definitely happening. Creator Issa Rae took to Twitter just moments ago to make the big announcement telling her millions followers that the glowups will continue. “Thank you to everyone who has been watching and supporting!” she captioned the video. 

Issa was Glamour magazines recent cover star and she discussed how her hit show could never be what it is today if she didn’t have Black staff writers. “You can always tell when a black show] feels overly explained. If you’re targeting a specific audience, there’s a shorthand people color have, where you don’t need to explain it,” she told the publication, detailing how the success is also thanks to the minority crew writers. “I could never do this show and have a predominantly white staff,” she added.

As for fans the Insecure, there’s one person Issa would cancel the series over is she proved to a fan and it’s First Lady Melania Trump. “I would be like, ‘Well, I guess it’s canceled. We’re not making this show. It’s not ours anymore,’” she said.

Issa Rae Would Cancel "Insecure" If Melania Trump Was A Fan

Issa Rae recently opened up to Glamour Magazine explaining how her successful career had “no blueprint” which basically means she followed her heart when recreating her life’s trials and tribulations being a Black woman into a YouTube series for people to relate to. After her work rose in popularity she landed a TV deal at HBO and Insecure was born and has lived to see the day three seasons.

“You can always tell when a black show] feels overly explained. If you’re targeting a specific audience, there’s a shorthand people color have, where you don’t need to explain it,” she told the publication. She added how the success is also thanks to the minority crew writers. “I could never do this show and have a predominantly white staff,” she added.

In another part the feature, Issa explains how much former First Lady Michelle Obama was such a fan season two’s ending. “She had just finished watching the finale, and she was like, ‘That fakeout — how could you do that? I thought you and Lawrence were going to live happily ever after.'” As for the current First Lady, Issa would not be so keen on Melania Trump being into the show. 

“If Melania Trump] said that to me, I would be like, ‘Well, I guess it’s canceled. We’re not making this show. It’s not ours anymore,’” she said. 

"Insecure" In-Show TV Series "Kev'yn" Gets Real Life Episodes

HBO and Issa Rae are celebrating the return  Insecure, the break-out hit series based on Rae’s internet series Awkward Black Girl. Season three  Insecure debuted on Sunday night, and on the series, the characters watch a fictional television show called Kev’yn. The show within the show now has its own episodes online. 

Two episodes  Kev’yn have been released online. On Insecure‘s website, the actors for Kev’yn are given fake names and attributes. For example, Kev’yn is played by “Jermain Johnson,” who is really played by Bill Bellamy. The meta-series is a nod to Black sitcoms in the 90’s, and is directed by Living Single’s Kim Fields. The intro and setting the show is reminiscent  Martin, while the clothing and hairstyles bring Fresh Prince to mind. 

 The synopsis for the first episode, entitled “The Original” is as follows: “After agreeing to switch gender roles for a day, Kev’yn and Percy realize being a woman isn’t a slice cake.” 

Kev’yn Original Scene

The second episode, called “Colin Kaepernicca” / “Black Wives Matter,” focuses on social issues and how far protesting has come. Issa and Daniel watched this episode at the end Sunday night’s Insecure premiere

Kev’yn Reboot 1

Issa Rae Finally Addresses Comments Made About Asian Men & Black Women Dating

Issa Rae’s 2015 book The Misadventures Awkward Black Girl recently got some backlash three years after it’s release. A certain chapter the book reads Issa’s opinion that Black women and Asian Men are at the bottom the food chain, suggesting they join forces in “love, marriage and procreation.”

Issa never fully responded to the matter, but her fans were quick to defend her explaining how the whole book should be read before dissecting one passage. Issa has been on a little press tour since Insecure season three is nearly here, and during her visit to The Breakfast Club Issa talks about the backlash. 

“I wrote that in 2010, and that was the context … all these news things like, ‘black women have no hope,’ ‘educated black woman, there’s no chance for you,’ ‘black men don’t want you],” she explained. “So, sarcastically, I noticed that there was an abundance Asian men]. So there’s your solution black women!”  Issa even added how Black Men and Asian Men have the “worst chances matching with other people” on dating apps.

She added: “Of course it was a joke, but I was like, ‘this is what I’m getting dragged for?’ And I’ve never even dated outside my race, I was like, ‘I stayed loyal to these ashy n*****s all my life!’” 

Peep the full interview below.

Issa Rae Sets Record Straight On Rejecting Drake: That "Would Never Happen"

Issa Rae has been very open about her love for Drake. Remember at the top the year where she posted a video where she sneakily taped “Zaddy” Drake djing? Or when she responded to a tweet labelling herself as an “Obsessed Fan Who Dedicated Entire Season to Artist Continues to Shamelessly Fangirl When She Sees Him at Party Later?”

Well, the Insecure writer and creator paid a visit to The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and discussed the time she allegedly “turned Drake down” at a party, something she says she would never do. 

“I was heading to the HBO party, as I should, and Drake] was leaving the HBO party. And so we crossed paths and he said the most magical words ever. He was like ‘I’ve been looking for you all night.’ And I was like ‘You talking about me?’ And he was like ‘I’m about to go to this Netflix party, do you want to go?’ And I was like ‘Oh I have to go stop in the HBO party’ because they’re the network that puts my show on, I couldn’t just ditch the party and go to Netflix party even though that’s what I really wanted to do,” she explained. “So I was like ‘I’ll catch you at that party.’ That was it. Then I went to the party and all a sudden blogs were reporting that I turned him down which would never happen.”

Elsewhere in her interview, Issa explains how she got all tongue twisted the last time she saw Rihanna and probably ruined her chances becoming friends. Check it out below.

Issa Rae Shares Clues To Secret NYC "Insecure" Screening Location

Season 3 Issa Rae’s hit HBO comedy Insecure is set to premiere this Sunday, August 12th, but fans in New York will be able to get a sneak peak the show on Thursday Night, if they’re able to find the mystery location. Issa announced a secret screening Insecure to take place in New York City, telling fans to look out for “clues to come.”

So far, she’s shared two or four clues, as well as divulging that the screening will take place at 7:30PM.

The clues shared to this point are as follows.

#1: Her dog is a Public Enemy.

#2: Randy fries his dough here.

Fans the show should remember that Molly’s dog is named Flava Flav, but the rest is up to you.

As for what to expect from Season 3, the #LawrenceHive will be disappointed to hear that Jay Ellis may not appear as Lawrence, Issa’s ex, in the new episodes. “We want to stay as true to life as possible. They had a great conversation at the end season two and it was just about like, hey, she’s moving on Daniel, sometimes we have those conversations,” Issa said,  Vulture. “You never see the exes again. And it’s okay! You gotta explore life without Lawrence.”

Stay tuned for further updates from Issa on the secret location throughout the day.

Issa Rae Talks Season 3 Of "Insecure," Hints At No More Lawrence

We’re getting closer and closer to the season three premiere Issa Rae’s beloved HBO show Insecure that arrives on August 12th. Sneak peeks so far have shown us that the batch episodes will see Issa embark on a serious apartment hunt, and now we’ve found out that one the main characters will probably not be very present in the new season. 

Issa and producer Prentice Penny hit up Insecure Fest in L.A. recently and gave hints that Jay Ellis (who plays Lawrence) may not be showing face in the new season. “We want to stay as true to life as possible. They had a great conversation at the end season two and it was just about like, hey, she’s moving on Daniel, sometimes we have those conversations,” Issa said, Vulture. “You never see the exes again. And it’s okay! You gotta explore life without Lawrence.”

Prentice sounds f on the same sentiments as Issa, adding: “At the end the day, we’re always trying to tell stories that are true and authentic. We were in the writers room and we were initially talking about, Okay, well what is he doing?… Well, he’s not in her life right now. It was hard to make stories around that.” 

Hints at possible new suitors for Issa was also talked about. “Or guys?… Guys! Maybe. I think people will be rooting for her like they kind always do, to make the right choice,” Prentice added. Peep the latest teaser below.

"Insecure" Season Three Trailer Highlights Issa Rae's Apartment Hunting Drama

HBO’s Insecure was a surprise hit when it debuted in 2016. Those who were familiar with Issa Rae’s breakout web series Awkward Black Girl knew that her show would find success once it was picked up by HBO. Based on the same concept, Insecure explores the Black female experience in America. The series has been a commercial and critical success throughout its first two seasons, and has earned Issa Rae two Best Actress Golden Globe nominations. We believe she’ll snag one sooner or later for her work on Insecure, it is only a matter time. 

HBO recently took to Twitter to give fans a glimpse into season three  Insecure. The latest trailer highlights Issa as she tries to find a new place to live. She is currently shacked up with Daniel, her old love interest, and Lawrence, her most recent lover, is no where to be seen. It looks like sexual tensions are rising between Issa and Daniel, and her friends want nothing to do with it. Issa wrestles with her emotions while her friends deal with their own relationship troubles. Insecure stars Issa Rae, Jay Ellis, Yvonne Orji, Y’lan Noel, Amanda Seales, and Lisa Joyce. Season three premiers on August 12. 

Oprah Winfrey Responds To Donald Trump Calling Her "Insecure"

On Sunday, Oprah Winfrey’s segment on 60 Minutes left a foul taste in Donald Trump’s mouth, who took to Twitter to criticize the A Wrinkle in Time star, calling her “insecure” and her assertions “biased.”

RELATEDOprah On Potential Presidency: “It’s Just Not In My Spirit”

On today’s episode  The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the celebrated talk show host invited Ms. Winfrey to speak about the whirlwind couple months she’s experienced since it was subtly implied that she may be running for fice in 2020. 

Opening up to her comedienne pal, Winfrey admits that “I woke up and I just thought… And I don’t like giving negativity power, so I just thought, ‘What?’ What I actually really did was I went back and looked at the tape to see if there was any place that that could be true. Did I feel like it was slanted or biased? I went back and looked at every tape; I called the producers.”

Winfrey goes on to reveal how “you sit in a room with at least seven other people who critique the piece before you air it—before you do the introduction to it—and then they give you the critique. They critique every word. ‘Is this fair?’ You have this whole panel people looking at whether it was fair. And actually, the first time I saw it, I said, ‘There’s something missing here from the conversation.'”

RELATEDOprah On Presidential Candidacy: I Don’t “Have The DNA For It”

In the 60 Minutes segment, the former talk show host moderated a group Republicans and Democrats on their views America, its politics and policies, and other pressing matters. However, Winfrey feels as though the Republican opinion wasn’t properly represented throughout the broadcast, recalling how “when I had asked the question, ‘Do you care about what other people think about America?’ they only used the Democratic side. I remembered the guy Matt had said, ‘No. We’re the only people who are worried what other countries are thinking us.’ And I said, ‘I think you should go back and put that in because it makes it more balanced.’ So, I was working very hard to do the opposite what I was hate-tweeted about, but] it’s OK.”