I’M EVERY…ONE?: Rupaul Tells Oprah He Cannot Be Defined: “I’m Black, I’m White, I’m Male, I’m Female, I’m everything, And Nothing at All”

Oprah and RuPaul, together again. Can I get an “Amen”? The two icons sat down together for an interview for the February issue of O Magazine. In keeping with the issue’s theme of “What Defines You?” the Emmy and Critics Choice Award-winning Ru chatted with the Queen of All Media about “life, liberty and the pursuit of fabulous” and it’s just as wonderful as you think a talk between Ru and Oprah would be.

Oprah confessed to Ru that she knew he was “my kind of human” when she first heard him utter his classic line “We’re born naked and the rest is drag.” When Oprah acknowledges that “Drag really applies to all of us. It’s whatever we put on after we get out of the shower, right?” Ru answers “Absolutely,” adding “If you have the power to control how people see and interpret you, why not use it?” Here are some additional highlights from the interview:

RuPaul on what defines him: At this moment? I’m everything and nothing at all. I’m black, I’m white, I’m male, female. To me, seeing all the facets of yourself is the next level of our evolution—understanding who we really are.

RuPaul on discovering drag: You know, I’m an opportunist and a show-off, so I knew show business would be my path. I didn’t know how it would work, but I kept an open mind. Then I was in bands in Atlanta, and drag sort of happened to us. It was very different from the kind I do now—it was punk rock, with combat boots and smeared lipstick. But I knew I had power in drag because of the reaction I got from people.

RuPaul on the belief that we’re all in drag, in some form or another: If you have the power to control how people see and interpret you, why not use it?

RuPaul on working on positivity: I work at it every day. All those inspirational things I say to contestants on the show, those pep talks, I’m actually saying them to myself. I also try to laugh as much as possible. There’s a scene in The Witches of Eastwick where all three women start levitating because of laughter. That’s the most powerful spell you can cast. The most difficult choice I make every day is to be engaged, choose love, and not succumb to darkness. Because it’s always in my peripheral vision.

RuPaul on why drag is resonating so strongly at the moment: It shows people that everything’s temporary. It’s just clothes, paint, powder. Drag is like fame: It doesn’t hide you. It reveals who you are. Drag can help you understand what you are, how amazing it is to have a human body, and what you can do with it.

Some video clips of Ru and Oprah’s interview are also on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday page on YouTube, like this one, when Oprah tells Ru that she believes he doles out spiritual advice on Drag Race. He notes that “We set up the situation on this competition reality show where we challenged them [the contestants] to go beyond their own limited perception of themselves,” adding, “The real challenge is for them to be willing to die and become reborn.” Check it out below:

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TUNED IN OR TUNED OUT?: That Sister, Sister Reboot You Wanted is Finally Happening!

Late last year, we told you how a ‘Sister, Sister’ reboot could possibly be in the cards after sisters Tia and Tamera Mowry revealed that had been pressing execs to make it happen. Well, it appears that reboot is now about to become a reality.

Jackée Harry, who played Tia Mowry’s adoptive mother Lisa on the series, confirmed that the reboot is, indeed, happening during an interview with Steve Harvey. “Yeah, it’s happening, and I’m excited” she told the talk show host.

The series, which ran from 1994-1999, starred Tia and Tamera Mowry as teenagers who discover that they’re twins separated at birth after running into each other at the mall. Tia and Lisa soon move in with Tamera and her adoptive father Ray (Tim Reid) prompting hijinks to ensue. The show also starred Marques Houston as their boundary-crossing neighbor, Roger, who openly pined for both sisters.

Back in June 2017, Tia revealed that they were assembling a creative team to bring the reboot to life. “We’re looking, right now, for a producer and a writer, someone who can kind of be a leader of the pack in regards to running the show,” she told Nylon at the time.

Between Tia’s update last summer and Harry’s apparent confirmation, it looks like another classic will make its way back to television very soon. The Sister, Sister reboot would join Will & Grace, American Idol, Roseanne and other beloved shows that have been revived recently.

Check out the video of Lisa, I mean, Jackee’s confirmation to Steve Harvey below:

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BRRR! WHAT HAPPENED TO THAT BOY?: Judge Orders Birdman To Cough Up Keys To $12M Miami Mansion

Birdman’s financial situation continues to spiral out of control, with reports coming out today via The Blast that the rap mogul is being forced to surrender the keys to his opulent $12 million Miami mansion, effectively immediately.

Not long ago, we reported the beginnings of this story, which detailed a lawsuit filed EMG Transfer Agent, a company that loaned Birdman $12 million. The rapper defaulted on the loan, which led to some scorn by fellow Florida magnate Rick Ross, and the mansion was subsequently up for grabs, since he had put it up as collateral in the first place. As such, a judge is ordering the Cash Money celeb to cough up all keys to the premises and any and all security codes that would allow someone access to the home.

Legal documents have also revealed that a “court appointed person that will take control of the residence will also receive all contracts, leases, rental agreements, fixtures furniture and equipment” that are inside the mansion, which will more than likely be sold off piece by piece if no renter can be found in the near future. The compound is an enormous one, sporting 7 bedrooms and 11 bathrooms stretched over 20,000 square feet of luxury. There is also a fully-functional theater room and supposedly golden chairs that adorn Birdman’s foyer. When it comes to living in style on South Beach, the perks don’t get much better.

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GOT FIVE ON IT?: Rihanna Rents Her Hollywood Mansion For A Smooth $16.5K Per Month

Rihanna has accumulated a massive net worth since stepping on to the music scene and dominating the charts, selling out arena tours, starring in Hollywood blockbusters, as well as adding her name to very successful product endeavours. The “Love on the Brain” singer purchased a mansion in West Hollywood for a cool $2.75 million last year, but had a change of heart and tried putting the fine piece of real estate back on the market months later with an asking price of $2.85 million.

However, no serious bids were made, so instead, the songstress has chosen to rent the house to any prospective client for $16.5k/month, according to the Observer.

Here is what is included in the offer: a 2,600-square-foot Spanish modern mansion with five bedrooms and five-and-a-half bathrooms. There are hedges which surround the gated property, as well as a courtyard with a garden of succulents and a four-car garage.

The white interiors include a kitchen with Caeserstone countertops, four en suite bedrooms, including a guest house with an adjoining bathroom and kitchenette. Furthermore, both the guest house and main residence overlook the lounge, pool area and cabana. The house is also located near a bevy of retail spots, restaurants and cafes, if you ever feel like leaving this palace.

Variety reports Rihanna never actually moved into the mansion, probably because of the more expensive residence in the Hollywood Hills she also purchased recently.

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U DON’T HAVE TO CALL: Charlamagne Tha God & Jermaine Dupri Dragged By Usher Accuser For Fat-Shaming: “Just Because Your D**ks Aren’t Big Enough Doesn’t Mean We All Have to Settle”

It’s been a while since we heard from Quantasia Sharpton. Last time we heard from her was in October after she tried to bring another woman into her case against Usher which was unsuccessful. Sharpton’s whole legal battle against Usher led to to the headlines and while it seems like the general public hasn’t really bought her case, she’s still managed to make headlines regardless. Most recently, she fired shots at Charlamagne tha God and Jermaine Dupri for fat-shaming.

Quantasia Sharpton dropped off a lengthy Instagram caption under a snippet of Jermaine Dupri’s recent interview on the Breakfast Club where he chimed in on Usher’s whole scenario with Quantasia. Dupri said that because of Sharpton’s weight, it’s highly unlikely that Usher was involved in any sort of sexual activity with her. He also mentioned that Usher’s also denied this happened in conversations with him. Well, Sharpton hit Instagram with a lengthy response to Dupri and Charlamagne’s fat-shaming comments.

“Okay so this will be the last time that I address any of this shit cause quite frankly I’m tired of it. For one imma start off by saying that I have a fucking name. It’s Quantasia Sharpton, you ALL fucking know it. It’s not “fat girl, big girl, herpes accuser” none of the sorts. Address me by my name or don’t address or speak on me AT ALL,” she wrote in the caption.

She initially went off on Charlamagne the God by calling him “Charmaine The Goddess” and later comparing his skin to Michael Jackson and Sammy Sosa. Afterwards, she went off on Dupri by telling him not to use people’s weight as a joke and later mentioning that Drake, Jamie Foxx and Bill Clinton were also fans of voluptuous women.

“Just because you too insecure as a man and your dick isn’t big enough to handle all of our cushions doesn’t mean we have to settle for the regular randoms down the street,” she wrote, “Fuck you Jermaine for ever thinking that there’s “no way possible” but you know what you should know right, y’all all fuck each other anyways.”

Check the post below.

Okay so this will be the last time that I address any of this shit cause quite frankly I’m tired of it. For one imma start off by saying that I have a fucking name. It’s Quantasia Sharpton, you ALL fucking know it. It’s not “fat girl, big girl, herpes accuser” none of the sorts. Address me by my name or don’t address or speak on me AT ALL. Charmaine tha Goddess @cthagod quite frankly I’m TIREDDDDD IM TIRED OF YOUR PALE FACED ASS. What you need to do is give your dermatologist donkey of the day cause she have you out here looking like a broke Michael Jackson. Sammy Sosa face ass. @jermainedupri are you insinuating that only Lil Bobs can like fat girls ? Are you saying that we aren’t worthy of acceptable male attention ?? May you forget that Drake was the one who said “I like my girls BBW”? Jamie Foxx admitted to liking big women, John Cena, hell even BILL CLINTON just to name of few. Stop trying to use someone’s weight as a joke. Just because you too insecure as a man and your dick isn’t big enough to handle all of our cushions doesn’t mean we have to settle for the regular randoms down the street. Fat women are not jokes, We are not ugly, We are not easy, We are not your fetish’s and WE ARE NOT YOURE SECRETS. Fuck you Jermaine for ever thinking that there’s “no way possible” but you know what you should know right, y’all all fuck each other anyways. A whole group of grown dookey dicks. Sorry, not sorry 🤷🏽‍♀️ (Allegedly) Fat Shaming at its fucking best. Can we see y’all fat ass mommas pleasee ?? And yalll obese ass grandmothers ???

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WE’VE GOT A SITUATION: Jersey Shore’s Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino Faces Up to 15 Years in Jail for Tax Fraud

We’re guessing Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino’s prison cell won’t come with a tanning bed.

“Jersey Shore” alum Sorrentino and his brother-manager Marc Sorrentino will plead guilty in a tax fraud case against them, according to paperwork from the U.S. Department of Justice.

In a letter to federal judge Susan D. Wigenton, the Department of Justice said that the two parties “have agreed to plead guilty.”

The Sorrentinos were initially indicted in 2014 and were accused of failing to properly pay taxes on $8.9 million in income that the reality star raked in from promotional activities.

Both Sorrentinos were charged with one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States. In addition, Marc Sorrentino was charged with three counts of filing false tax returns for 2010 through 2012, while Mike Sorrentino faced two counts of the same charge, along with an additional count of failing to file a tax return for 2011.

According to the U.S. attorney’s office, the Sorrentinos submitted or caused to be submitted false documents understating the gross receipts received by the brothers and their two companies, MPS Entertainment, LLC and Situation Nation, Inc. The pair are also accused of submitting false tax returns that failed to report all of their income.

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HERE FOR IT OR KEEP IT?: Gucci Mane Announces “The Autobiography Of Gucci Mane” Movie

It was only a matter of time. After spending 2017 dropping three albums, getting married, and releasing a New York Times bestselling autobiography, Gucci Mane has solidified himself as one of hip-hop’s hardest workers. And with his upcoming album The Evil Genius in the works, it seems as Gucci has no intentions of slowing down. While there’s no word on whether his pitch to sign new free agent Lil Pump paid off, Guwop recently took to Twitter to announce another business venture.

It appears that Gucci Mane plans on following in the footsteps of NWA, Eminem, Notorious B.I.G., and 2Pac. The Atlanta legend has announced his intention to bring The Autobiography Of Gucci Mane to a theater near you, directed by none other than, well, Gucci Mane. As of now, news about this film pretty much confined to this tweet, but Gucci Mane isn’t one for false alarms. It wouldn’t be surprising to see him make this happen, although one hopes it can be done with a respectable team behind it; Gucci’s story would no doubt make for some compelling cinema, especially if handled properly.

It’s also unclear if Gucci plans on acting in the film as well. It wouldn’t be the first time the rapper graced the silver screen, having previously appeared alongside Ashley Benson, James Franco, Selena Gomez, and Vanessa Hudgens in Harmony Korrine’s Spring Breakers.

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SO WHAT OR SO WRONG: Social Media Couldn’t Help But Point Out that Laurence Fishburne Wore the Same Outfit to the Golden Globes & the NAACP Awards

I’ll admit, it’s hard for some men to really change things up on a red carpet. Peacocking via a colorful bow tie here or a flashy footwear choice there is usually the extent of older menswear diversity. However, Laurence Fishburne has arisen as the unlikely champion for mixing things up on the step-and-repeat, ditching the suit and tie entirely.

The Black-ish actor arrived at the 2018 Golden Globes in what appeared to be a black silk kurta pyjamas, a traditional garment that originated on the Indian subcontinent consisting of a long top over loose trousers, his embroidered with mandalas. (Due to trade routes between Africa and India, similarly cut garments were seen in some east African nations and Muslim populations as well, though with different names.) Fishburne topped off the look with red shoes and a red dhoti, which is a length of cloth that is wrapped around the waist and tied at the front.

We were surprised, to say the least, that the actor chose this particular ensemble, considering at his last red carpet event he was photographed in a black tuxedo and poppy yellow bow tie. But we were even more surprised when Fishburne turned up at the NAACP Image Awards just one week later in the same kurta pyjamas and dhoti.

What exactly inspired the actor’s sartorial choice is unclear, as it appears he did not give any interviews relating to his ensemble. Last summer, however, for a more casual occasion, he was spotted in what resembled a red kurta and simple black trousers, so the pick is not entirely out of the blue.

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, maybe? Either way social media’s reactions to Fishburne’s choice to do a double take seemed to vary from support to negative? What do you guys think? Is this really a big deal?

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NOT TODAY!: Kanye West & Kim Kardashian Reportedly Turn Down Millions For Baby’s First Pictures

According to reports from TMZ, Kanye West & Kim Kardashian have been offered multi-million dollar deals for the first pictures of their newborn surrogate baby, but they’re turning it down.

Sources close to the offers say various websites and magazines started making offers to the power couple months ago. All of the offers were more than a million dollars and several outlets offered between $2 and $5 million. However, the offers were never seriously entertained, and Kanye & Kim both say profiting money off their babies first photos is just plain immoral.

Kimye are well aware that eventually media & paparazzi will get their hands on a picture of their newborn, so they’re going to share the photo themselves when they’re comfortable. Typically in the past, Kim has shared photos on her Instagram page about 2 months after having their baby. If you recall, the first pic of North surfaced about 2 months after she was born, while the same could be said for their middle child Saint.

So if history repeats itself, you might want to check Kim’s Instagram page come March.

This story comes just hours after Kanye was spotted back in the studio working on his next album only a day after having their newborn surrogate baby. A TMZ cameraman asked ‘Ye what he named his “princess” but Kanye just smiled and threw a peace sign not saying a word, with his laptop in hand.

We’ll continue to keep you posted on all the latest with Kanye & the Kardashians moving forward. Do you think Kim and Kanye are doing the right thing but not selling the baby pictures?

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FOR THE CULTURE: Migos Finally Announce “Culture 2” Release Date

The Migos have been teasing their Culture 2 album for a while now, sharing various snippets and details over the past couple of months, most recently saying that it’s being “mixed,” and it turns out they weren’t lying. Just minutes after the Migos appeared on TNT’s telecast of the Cavs x Warriors game Monday night, Quavo & the group decided to hop on Instagram and announce that Culture 2 will finally be dropping January 26th, just one week from this upcoming Friday.

Along with its presumed artwork, Quavo shared the release date of “1/26/18” as his caption on Instagram. The artwork shows the roman numeral “II” spelled out in white roses, while two white doves flying around them.

Following up last year’s Culture album, Culture 2 is currently being led by the Pharrell-produced single “Stir Fry” and the Nicki Minaj and Cardi B-assisted song “MotorSport,” which is currently sitting at No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Outside of that, little is know about the project, but Quavo did say it will shift the Culture once again. “We’re creating a whole new sound,” he told Montreality. “Hip-hop has changed in a big way so you could mark this down as we changing.”

While we wait for the official tracklist, check out the announcement (below) and keep your eyes peeled for hopefully a new single to surface before its Jan 26th release. Who’s excited to finally hear Culture 2?

1 / 26 / 1 8

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SEE YA LATER, BOOB!: Amber Rose Reveals She’s Getting a Breast Reduction…Tomorrow!

Amber Rose is known for her curves, but they’re about to change a bit! Amber may be used to showing off her assets, but apparently they’ve finally become more trouble than they’re worth. On Jan. 16 she revealed that she’s going to get a breast reduction on Jan. 17! The model took to Instagram Stories to tell fans “my breast reduction surgery is tomorrow. I’m really scared and really excited at the same time.”

Amber also revealed that Dr. Matlock and Dr. Garth Fisher, who have worked on her before, will be performing the surgery. Recently Amber praised Dr. Matlock for “helping me get rid of my cellulite,” calling him “Hollywood’s best-kept secret.” Amber was blessed with naturally large boobs and has never had implants, but unfortunately, they caused her a lot of pain and she just can’t take it anymore.

Amber first started “thinking about getting a breast reduction” in July 2017, saying on Twitter that “my boobs are stupid heavy, my back hurts and I can’t wear cute lil shirts without a grandma bra.” The model then turned to her fans for support saying, “I’m really scared of the lollipop scars tho… any advice? Are there any ladies out there that are much happier even though you have breast reduction scars?”

A “lollipop lift” is a type of breast reduction with minimal cuts, which involves “a surgical incision in a ring around the areola with a straight incision running downward,” according to Rand Cosmetic Surgery This leaves visible scars around the nipples and down the breast that looks like a lollipop. As someone who has made a career showing off her breasts, we can see why Amber would be concerned about this. However, if the weight is affecting her health and ability to care for her son Sebastian, it definitely sounds worth the sacrifice.

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THE BEEF THAT NO ONE ASKED FOR: The “Cash Me Outside” Girl aka Bhad Bhabie Just Dissed Iggy Azalea in a New Remix – “Don’t Compare Me to Iggy, That Old Ho is Washed”

Danielle Bregoli aka the “Cash Me Outside” girl aka Bhad Bhabie is not only continuing to stretch her 15 minutes of fame well past what many of us thought it would be, but she’s actually taking this rap career seriously and has been gaining quite a following of her own. So serious in fact, that it seems she’s now looking to start her very own rap beef.

Tuesday afternoon, Bregoli dropped the remix to “Hi Bich” featuring YBN Nahmir, Rich the Kid, and Asian Doll. On a the verse, Bregoli calls out none other than Iggy Azalea directly, spitting: “Bitch don’t compare me to Iggy/That old hoe is washed, And I’m lit/Wouldn’t pay her to wash up my whip.​”

After Bregoli started making rap songs and signed a deal with Atlantic Records in 2017, fans and publications have been comparing the viral Dr. Phil guest to Azalea. One headline even reads: Move Over Iggy Azalea: Bhad Bhabie Is Coming for the White Girl Spot in the Rap Game.

Speaking on repetitive cultural appropriation comments she’s received from hip-hop fans, Bregoli told the folks over at Fader in December, “I look at that cultural appropriation shit and I just ignore it because it’s ridiculous, it really is. You cannot act a color. Do not tell me I’m acting black because I’m not. I’m acting ‘urban,’ or whatever you want to call it. I don’t even have a name for it, I call it, ‘me.’ How I act is me. I get braids all the time, you can’t tell me I’m acting black because I braid my hair. That makes no sense whatsoever. One race does something more than another race.”

As for the Iggy diss, Azalea has yet to respond, but fans are already chiming in with varied reactions. You can hear the remix above and continue for some early fan responses.

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