Words can’t even express how OBSESSED I am with this song. Initially Nicki Minaj had no plans to release “Your Love” as a single, but when it leaked, it caught on like fiyah. It’s currently No. 1 on Billboard’s Rap Chart. The Trinidadian born emcee becomes the first female to top the male-dominated chart since Missy Elliott’s “Work It”
“I was not planning on putting the song out at all,” she told MTV News on the “Your Love” video set. “But then I heard it one day, somebody told me it was online. And I was like, ‘No way, no way in the world that song is out.’ I went and listened to it and was really upset. It wasn’t mixed, it wasn’t finished, it wasn’t anything — I wasn’t gonna use it at all. But then radio started playing it.”
Nicki Minaj brilliantly samples Annie Lennox’s “No More I Love You’s” and once you hear the hook, you can’t forget it. This is my favorite line from the whole track: “Shawty Imma only tell you this once, you the illest, And for your lovin’ Imma Die Hard like Bruce Willis.”
Like Elliott, Minaj loves to have fun with her look and music videos. From Harajuku girl to black Barbie to comic book heroes, Minaj enjoys playing with her image. The samurai-themed video is a prime example of that. She looks absolutely gorgeous in Asian-inspired attire while falling for her sensei and battling it out with one of her classmates. Often times, rap videos get a bit heavy and dark, thankfully Minaj keeps it light and fun. Watch the video and you’ll see. It’s far less painful than watching Tom Cruise’s “The Last Samurai“.
That’s what is thought by the Health Protection Agency. Although it is believed that one in 20 gay men nationally in England are living with HIV, while one in 10 in London are living with it. A recent sample of 1251 men in gay bars found that 15.2% had the virus. The scary thing is that the experts believe that up to a quarter of people do not know they even have it, which is why regular testing is so important. In fact, a lot of people think you can just tell if someone is HIV positive by how they look or act, which is obviously not accurate. Alan Wardie, the head of the health promotion at a sexual health charity in London stated the following words of wisdom:
“The assumption that HIV is visible is almost certainly affecting whether men use condoms or not. Forty-seven per cent of gay men surveyed reported having unprotected anal sex with at least one partner, and a quarter reported doing this with more than one casual partner. With this in mind, it’s vital this campaign reminds men that the best way to protect themselves and others is to use condoms.”
Play safe, boys.
In this week’s fitness tip, Mike talks to you about a great lower body (legs) & shoulders workout you can try out at the gym today. The workout includes a four part complex designed to push you to your limit, providing little rest between each of the sets.
As with any workout, it’s important to remain focused on the task at hand – really engage your muscles and don’t focus on rushing through the exercises. It’s better to go slower and do the exercise properly, as this also works your muscles harder and leads to better results…and that’s what you want, isn’t it?
The French really know how to push the envelope when it comes to advertising, fashion & political issues (remember that gay McDonald’s ad?). Givenchy’s Fall campaign garnered some attention when Riccardo Tisci cast his transgender personal assistant, Lea T. to appear alongside 9 other models. Out of the 10 models, French Vogue chose to highlight and feature Lea T. with a nude portrait that appears in next month’s issue. She was also featured previously in Givenchy’s haute couture shows and also posed in last month’s Italian Vanity Fair.
For the first time in a long time the Province of British Columbia revisits law surrounding common law spouses. In particular, they are having another look at division of property, pensions, and issues when there are children involved.
From the perspective of the GLBT community, where a majority of people still live in Common-Law marriage relationships, this will further strengthen the right of partners who choose to share their lives.
On the flip side. Move in with your partner and after 2 years you’re going to need to contemplate a pre-nuptial agreement.
When you think of Australia, spectacular beaches and scorching hot summers come to mind. It’s only natural that the land down under is a hotbed of swimwear companies. Raising the bar in swimsuit wars is newcomer teamm8.
The Australian brand brings “team player” to a whole new meaning with it’s play on words on the Aussie “mateship” mentality. Their affordable yet stylish swimwear line combines classic styles mixed with European flair. Teamm8 is definitely setting a new standard in the ultra-competitive swimwear world, making their presence an impactful one.
These country themed brief swimwear provide ample coverage and support of your assets, while showing your support for your favorite country. Trust me, I have a big butt and they did the job. Representing seven great nations, these briefs come in navy (teamGBR), green, (teamITA), yellow (teamESP), blue (teamFRA), white (teamUSA), red (teamAUS) and black (teamGER). These classic cut briefs are made out of nylon and elastane and are machine washable. Even after washing them a couple of times and wearing them in the hot tub, the country motif and logo stayed in tact and still looked brand new. Homorazzi cast member, Brian
It’s hard to keep up with the nightmare that is Mel Gibson‘s (and the people closet to him) life right now. Profane angry call after profane angry call, ordered to turn in his firearms, and rumors of him planning to flee the country. His career, reputation, and sanity have gone down the tube. This my friends, is a dream for a late night talk show host…just like Jimmy Kimmel.
In a recent episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live, the host suggests that instead of playing some of the racist and psychotic tapes released by Gibson’s ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva, he thought it would be better to get a cute, innocent little girl to read some of the transcript from the tapes back to us. The result? Hilarious.
I don’t know where to start. I can’t. It’s too much. Too much AMAZINGNESS.
Since this is the first post on Drag U – bare with me as I explain the premise of the show…Last night the LOGO channel premiered RuPaul’s latest foray into the world of reality TV, RuPaul’s Drag U and it did not disappoint. Drag U brings a twist to the typical Drag Race formula in that instead of professional drag queens competing for for huge prize, former contestants of Drag Race help deserving women (who are a little rough around the edges) come out of their shells and rediscover their femininity. And who better to teach you how to be a real woman than a group of fierce queens?
The show takes place in Lake Titicaca Valley, a magical land where rainbows, unicorns and dolphins fill the sky (tacky as hell and fabulous). Contestants arrive at Drag U to be greeted by RuPaul (dressed in her suit) and then are assigned to their drag professors. Ru explains that the women will be given 48 hours to build their skills and prepare for their dragzaminations where they will be judged on their drag transformation, performance and attitude adjustment – their DPA (Drag Point Average) if you will. The night ends at Draguation, where the women (the ones with vajajays) compete to win the top honor of graduating highest in class along with a pretty sweet prize package (nyx cosmetics, stay at the ace hotel palm springs, healthy eating meal plan and a portable hot tub). Keep reading for a recap of last night’s episode.