Woman To Woman:Mashonda Calls Out A.Keys via Twitter

•September 28, 2009 • 3 Comments

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In case you’ve been under a rock, there has been a love affair, (far from a teenage one), going on between R&B singer, Alicia Keys and the MARRIED Producer, Swizz Beatz for a while now. Mashonda, R& B singer and wife to Swizz Beatz,  has handled the affair with class if you ask me, refusing to discuss the situation with the press and even showing up to Swizz Beatz bday party to wish him well, despite it being thrown by his mistress, A. Keys herself.

Recently Keys has made some insensitive tweets on her twitter page concerning her and Swizz, which sparked a lengthy letter from Mashonda via twitter as well. In it, Mashonda calls Keys out and states that it is time for them to sit down as women and talk about the whole situation and indirectly calls Keys a hypocrite:

…….My concern with AK is no longer the fact that she assisted in destroying a family but that she has the audacity to make these selfish comments about love and wanting to be with someone, even after knowing their situation. How is this the same Superwoman that I sang out loud with in my truck? I ask myself sometimes.

    If you are reading this Alicia, let me start by saying, you know what you did. You know the role you played and you know how you contributed to the ending of my marriage. You know that I asked you to step back and let me handle my family issues. Issues that you helped to create…..

So my question for the night is, was the Twitter route the right approach to addressing her husband’s affair? What do you think about those who vent about their relationships via Twitter and Facebook? Speak on it….

To add my two cents, dating/talking/going out with a man that’s in a relationship and most cerainly a married man is flat out wrong and the same applies to married women too. I wasn’t a big fan of Alicia Keys before this incident and I am definitely not one now. But as she says, “what goes around, comes around, what goes up, must come down..” Yes, KARMA is indeed a b****.




•September 14, 2009 • Leave a Comment


Never Can Say Goodbye…..

•June 30, 2009 • 1 Comment


Michael Jackson passed away last week and it still feel as if it never happened. MJ was one of those few people in entertainment that are TIMELESS, immortal, or in his words- INVICIBLE. You would never think anything could happen to him, so his passing is still shocking to me.  Yet, what’s even more shocking to me is lack of respect that the media has shown to this icon after his death. Despite being a world icon, musical genius, world humanitartian, philanthropist, etc., etc., it seems that the only thing the media outlets and entertainment shows want to focus on is his troubled life and the child molestation accusations (in which he was acquitted of).  Yes, Michael Jackson had a troubled life, but that is not his legacy. His legacy is the millions of people he inspired, influenced and affected through his music and philanthropy. There will never be another Michael Jackson and hopefully the media will quit focusing on whether or not he suffered from drug abuse and  realize all of the talent we lost too soon and will never get back.

A Short Term Comeback!!!!

•June 30, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Soooooooo my computer died on me, causing me to neglect my blog for two months! Feels longer than that though. However, despite still not having a computer to call my own :-(, I just had to borrow one to make a few posts, especially considering what’s been happening in the past two weeks!  So much has been going on in the world that I just couldn’t leave my thoughts on my facebook status and I don’t know how the twitter thing works, so I had to blog! Hopefully it won’t be too long before I can make daily posts again, but until then…enjoy!

The World LOVES Michelle Obama!!!!

•April 2, 2009 • 1 Comment


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Michelle Obama with Sara Brown, wife of British PM

Photo: AP

If you’ve been following the news at all you will know that the Obama’s are over in Europe, specifically London for the Global Summit or G-20 meeting. It is amazing how the world has fallen in love for the new first couple, especially Michelle Obama. CNN has had around the clock coverage of their trip and its interesting to see how the Europeans have fallen in love with her-comparing their admiration for her to the late Princess Diana. That’s pretty huge! Even on the homefront, the most nonchalant and apathetic TV personality in history, whom I happen to love, Jack Cafferty, blogged about his crush on Michelle. JCrew can thank her for their boost in sales.Yea, the world loves the Obamas- the world loves Michelle and I love it!

Behind the Scenes with Beyonce @VOGUE Cover Shoot

•March 22, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Short video of Beyonce behind the scenes at VOGUE cover shoot, featuring children from Alvin Ailey Dance Company, which I just wrote a post about not too long ago. Enjoy!

How Do I Shop for Sneakers? (shame face)

•March 22, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Ummm, I must admit…I’m 22 years old and with the exception of some workout sneakers and old, out of style sneakers, I don’t own any. In high school, of course that’s all I wore, but when college came knocking, I ditched them. This was the time  that flats become popular again and buying a shoe for $20 versus an over $60 sneaker was great for a college student’s budget. But now I want some sneakers…nothing too crazy or too expensive, something that’s simple and combines femininity with versatility. Oh yea, and CHEAP!

Now that I stated what type of sneaker I want, I have to go buy some…I just have to build up the nerves to buy a pair. Since my mother has been a “recessionista” my entire life, I am paranoid about sneaker shopping. I have childhood flashbacks whenever I enter a sneaker store-thinking my mom is there and  will  hold up the cheapest and UGLIEST sneaker in the store and yell, “you want this?” “Why you don’t like this?” And my favorite, “if it’s not under $60, you ain’t getting it.” Imagine being a teen and your mom says that in front of everyone in the store, around other kids your age or the cute guy that worked there and just your luck is the one that  is helping you and witnesses your mom’s embarrassing antics. All I have to say is thank God Air Force Ones were in style and I fit a child’s 5.5 size to afford the $55 price, lol.

Back in my childhood days, I’ll admit, my mom did a fairlygood job keeping me up with the current shoe trends, but I always a few months late with them,or in the case of my Air Maxes, a few years late, lol. I remember the hottest sneakers back then were:

Grant Hill’s

Air Maxes


Reebok Classics

And a host of others, excluding the expensive Jordans that I knew I would NEVER get. I wouldn’t buy a pair now and I work, let alone my mother buying them!  If I had to grade her, I’ll give her a C+, lol.

So yea, I am just getting over my post traumatic, sneaker-shopping stress disorder. The question is, what type of sneakers are out there for a grown woman? On the search….

Have a “shopping with mom” embarassing story ? Post it. I have embarrassing stories for days!