Twitter SUSPENDS Azealia Banks

Azealia Banks, on the heels of a series of racist tweets directed at Zayn Malik, has now found her Twitter account suspended.

Banks was nixed from the lineup for Rinse FM’s Born & Bred Festival even though she offered an “apology” to “everyone except the targets of my tirades.”

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According to Twitter, accounts may be suspended for “abusive tweets or behavior.” Their website reads: “We may suspend an account if it has been reported to us as violating our Rules surrounding abuse. Continue reading

Pharrell Williams Blurred Lines Deposition Video Leaked

Here’s highlights from Pharrell Williams‘ deposition video taken as testimony for an infringement lawsuit leveled by the family of the late Marvin Gaye over their assertion the mega-producer and singer, Robin Thicke, knowingly violated copyright laws.

In March, a federal jury found Williams and Thicke liable for infringement to the tune of $5 million. The case is currently headed toward an appeal.

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THR has obtained video of the Williams and Thicke depositions. Continue reading

Rapper Azealia Banks Tweets ‘Stone Roses Sabotaged My Sound!’

Rapper Azealia Banks accused The Stone Roses of sabotaging her sound at a weekend festival by ripping the band on Twitter, “I wish them nothing but excrement and death.”

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The singer claims the Manchester based band intentionally mussed-up her set at the Randwick racecourse jamboree in Australia on Saturday. According to her the band starting to soundcheck – while she was still on stage! Haha.

Witnesses say Banks may of have a point because the sound was “loud, distorted and confusing,” but let’s face it, that was probably her fault entirely.

“Big apologies on behalf of the stone roses to my fans at the festival today,” Banks tweeted afterwards.

“They decided to check their equipment behind me during my set. F … those old saggy white niggas stone roses. I wish them nothing but excrement and death.”After a brief break, Banks went for The Roses again

“Wow! I must really f … ing be a superstar

“You’ve got an established band trying to sabotage my lil rap bitch shine,” she wrote

“Wow a bunch of old white men trying to bully a young black girl. What the f … else is new in this world???”

 
All of her rancid posts were later deleted.

#FollowFriday- Does it Work? An experiment…

Like birthdays and Mardi Gras, “Follow Friday” (or #FF in the Twitterverse) has become a ritual. It extends a hand of friendship to new followers, offers an assist to those seeking more followers, and is a warm fuzzy between longtime Twitter BFF’s.

However- does anyone really ‘ follow’ from a #FF?

I began thinking about this when I found myself worrying one Friday if I’d forgotten anyone amidst my torrent of week’s end @’s.  I’ve made some very dear friends under the watchful wings of the Twitter bird, and enjoy the humor, kindness, and energy of my followers enormously. But is the #FF gesture largely a token, if not fruitless, one?

Many times, groups clump together, and they are all just #FF-ing each other, so it all comes back even, and no one is more or less ‘followed’ than they were on Thursday. But because of the weekly-Christmas-card feeling of the whole thing, pretty much all are content.

However, I have seen some ire tweeted back and forth between friends who’d slipped through the Twittery cracks of a Follow Friday. It is seen as a slight. A subtle hint. A virtual snub.

But regardless of it’s underlying implications, the question remains; do users see a noticeable increase in followers on Saturday after a vigorous #FF? Let’s find out!

This week, everyone who follows me on #FF and tweets a #FF for @vklynne  will get followed back and  a #FF shoutout. On Monday I’ll report back what my results were, and ask you to weigh in on your results. Did you see an increase? How great? And did the new followers expand beyond your usual friend base?

Then we’ll see if we should keep tapping our fingers blue on Friday mornings- or if we should just try to all meet up for coffee.:)

VK Lynne blogs at AMessLikeMe , and you can follow her on Twitter.

Photos: Madonna Bares Crucifix on Birthday

Madonna is turning 52 on Monday-but she’s out tonight! Wow you couldn’t tell that she’s 52, just by looking at the woman, but it’s true. Happy Birthday to Madonna!

She is pictured here with her daughter Lourdes, and Madonna’s boy toy, Jesus Luz. They all went out tonight to “Shoreditch House” in East London, and got an early start on Mad’s b-day. Guess her daughter is starting to really understand just who her mother is. Gotta be a tripp!

Holy Roller Heidi Montag DID Pose for Playboy

The rumors are true! Heidi Montag ALREADY posed for Playboy. Her pictures will be in this September’s issue.

MTV reported: “”There is nudity,” a source told People. “It’s tasteful — she had a lot of fun with it.” When contacted by MTV News, a rep for Montag did not have a comment regarding the news at press time, however, on Friday afternoon (June 12), TMZ reported that “there will be no real nudity” in the photos.”

I’m surprised Heidi would bare her skin in Playboy. She’s such a religious girl; according to her daily tweets and the remarks she has made on I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here!. Don’t be one of those!

OH Nevermind! Look at this older picture of her! Forget it.

Holy Roller Heidi Montag DID Pose for Playboy

The rumors are true! Heidi Montag ALREADY posed for Playboy. Her pictures will be in this September’s issue.

MTV reported: “”There is nudity,” a source told People. “It’s tasteful — she had a lot of fun with it.” When contacted by MTV News, a rep for Montag did not have a comment regarding the news at press time, however, on Friday afternoon (June 12), TMZ reported that “there will be no real nudity” in the photos.”

I’m surprised Heidi would bare her skin in Playboy. She’s such a religious girl; according to her daily tweets and the remarks she has made on I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here!. Don’t be one of those!

OH Nevermind! Look at this older picture of her! Forget it.