My barefoot afternoon with French Montana…

A few weeks ago, I went to French Montana’s crib to hear his new album Mac & Cheese. Because of house rules, I had to take my shoes off, along with Chinx, Velous and Harry Fraud. Luckily, my pedi game was on point. Read the full story in this week’s issue of Billboard or online here.

P.S. A lot of tabloids took my story and took quotes out of context to spin off a Khloe Kardashian and French Montana story. It bites that people don’t bother checking their sources anymore. Some of you need a MLA citation refresher.

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J. Cole releases “Be Free” as a tribute to Michael Brown and Ferguson

I’m sure you know all about the tragedy of Michael Brown and what’s going on in Ferguson. From the death of a young man to police retaliation and journalists getting jailed, it’s a shocking and sad state of affairs. Yesterday, I posed the question of hip-hop’s commentary (or lack thereof) in what’s going on. As the voice of young black and brown kids, hip-hop needs to take a stand. I got a lot of Twitter response and today, J. Cole put out a track called “Be Free.”

“Be Free” is a heart-wrenching song and you can hear Cole’s emotions pouring out. I really respect Jermaine and the whole Dreamville team for doing this. It’s easy to forget your roots once you become a big star and J. Cole hasn’t. Also, make sure to read Killer Mike’s heartfelt words dedicated to the Brown family.

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Check me out on Huff Post Live talking about women’s stuff

I was asked to swing by Huff Post Live last week to discuss headlines in women’s news including Diane Sawyer, Rihanna and the Supreme Court. Check it out.

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I interviewed Rick Ross about his feud with Young Jeezy, why he’s happy and recording with Mr. Brainwash

I recently sat down for my first interview with Rick Ross. I met up with the rapper at Jay Z’s 40/40 Club in NYC for what was meant to be a short face-to-face that of course, ran longer. I usually hate mass press days when artists are forced to do interview after interview after interview because they get tired and bored by the time you talk to them. That being said, I was pleasantly surprised that I got some pretty good stuff from Rozay (who is notorious about being reticent in interviews) about his issues with Young Jeezy, his personal happiness and his strange bestie, street artist Mr. Brainwash. Peep the interview here.

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