• Kamari Jordan

December Celeb Corner

Azealia Banks vs Remy Ma:

New York rappers Azealia Banks and Remy Ma took their beef to social media last week. On December 9, Banks criticized Remy because she thought she had not “moved the cultural needle” since her release from prison. Banks stated that Remy’s best work has been her Nicki Minaj diss tracks and accused Remy of hating on Nicki Minaj.

Banks is not known for being too fond of Nicki so fans are wondering if this is just another troll from Banks. Many people accuse Banks of starting beefs with celebrities to stay relevant in the media. Remy quickly responded with receipts, releasing text messages of Banks throwing quite a bit of shade at Nicki. She went on to say that Banks had been stalking her and continued to text her despite being left on read.

An Intimate Q&A with Jay Z:

Rapper Jay Z recently had a very personal Q&A with New York Times. The 47-year-old rapper opened up about his marriage to superstar Beyoncé and his infidelities. He said the situation made him grow up so much. He talked about the attitude of growing up with when living in a rough neighborhood. He said that this attitude helped him survive his rough upbringing, but lead him to shut down emotionally, especially when it came to relationships with women. “You go into survival mode…You shut down all emotions. So, even with women you gonna shut down emotionally, so you can’t connect…In my case, like, it’s deep. And then all the things happen from there: infidelity.”

After opening up about why he made some of those mistakes in his marriage with Beyoncé he went on to talk about things he discovered during this dark time in his life. “You know, most people walk away, and, like, divorce rate is like 50% or something ‘cause most people can’t see themselves. The hardest thing is seeing pain on someone’s face that you caused, and then have to deal with yourself.” This interview mirrored a lot of the content in his recent album “4:44” and authenticates Beyoncé’s latest album “Lemonade.” Many people thought “Lemonade” was a publicity stunt, but Jay Z says the couple never sat down and planned to release either album. Both albums were created as therapy sessions for the artists and became confessionals about their marriage. Bey and Jay have showed us even the perfect couple isn’t perfect, but there is always space to grow as a person and as a couple.

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