Get it, O’Shea!!!!!
This is one of my favorite cuts off of Blackheart. I didn’t even know there was a video until I started watching some old Making the Band episodes and the video popped up in the lineup.
I watched this, thinking it was going to be some sappy ol’ “I Miss You’ type song and it was actually clips of Nicki and SB with various remarks she made about him and their breakup in interviews. Ugh….and it just put me in all of my feelings as I started going down memory lane…Still I wanted to share.
While I believe Janelle Monae has incredible style, I never gave much listen to her music. So while I’m working on this flyer, I put her Vevo Channel in rotation to school myself on her music. I liked this song at first listen and had to share!
I’ll be honest and say that I haven’t really given much listen to Azealia Banks’ music aside from a few cuts from her Fantasea mixtape. However, I saw this video, “Ice Princess,” in the list of YouTube’s Suggested Videos and thought it was pretty cool. The song is pretty good, too. I always like the female rappers who can sing, too.
So thanks to my reward points at work, I scored a new waffle iron. Mine is not circular, but square, but I’m certain I can do some of these recipes with it. I tried out the waffle iron for the first time this morning. My first two waffles weren’t picture worthy and although my last two were, I didn’t Instagram the moment. There will be more moments though that I’ll share. Here’s a video I found on YouTube regarding recipes specifically for the waffle iron. Enjoy!
The Power Playbook was released on Tuesday, May 5, 2015. The Kindle edition is currently on sale for $11.99 on Amazon.
After being stuck in the house due to the snowstorm, I spent the day, working on Black Diamonds (the fourth book in The Diamond Collection series), watching YouTube (movies, music videos, and interviews), and chatting on Facebook.
One of the music videos I watched and a favorite song of mine by rapper, T.I. is his song, “Addresses” from Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head. The song’s title actually inspired the title of a chapter in Black Diamonds. While watching the video, I noticed there was a video suggestion on YouTube for an interview T.I. conducted with Sway in the Morning. The YouTube video was posted December 17, 2012 by SwaysUniverse. In the interview, T.I. discusses the motivation behind the song, “Addresses,” and says in the interview, “When there is a violation, there must be a demonstration.”
This quote reminded me of the plot of Black Diamonds. If you are familiar with the series then you know that this book is focused on Carmen and Kane, trying to find Kristian, their daughter who has been kidnapped by a drug dealer, Blu. If you are not familiar with the series then this is the storyline of the book. Since Blu has violated them (by kidnapping their loved one), a “demonstration,” must now take place, which will be illustrated in the chapter, “Addresses,” the title inspired by the song by T.I. I decided the name chapter, “Addresses,” because in this chapter they learn the location of where their daughter is.
As I am known to do, I made an InstaQuote picture which contained the quote because it reminded me of my novel (see below).
In addition, I made another InstaQuote picture, with a lyric from “Addresses” that contained an image of T.I. from the movie Takers, because it reminded me of a scene from my novel as well (see below).
What I didn’t expect was for T.I. to ever see the picture or repost it. When I saw he did, because I do follow him on Instagram (@troubleman31), I was very excited and even reposted that he had done so (see below).
Moreover, I didn’t expect for anything else to come of the picture. Since I did use to blog about celebrities, I still follow some online magazines and blog sites. I actually receive a daily email from a few including Rolling Out Magazine. I visited the website to read an article about Michael Ealy’s son and saw the headline, “T.I. Finally Responds to Cheating Rumors.” I read the article and my mouth dropped open when I saw my InstaQuote picture being tied in with his “alleged” response to photos of his wife, Tiny:
“Tip then addressed the criticism he’d received over politely asking his wife to stop posting photos of her butt on Instagram,” was the statement prior to the picture.
I cannot speak for T.I. as to what he was thinking when he reposted the picture or what in particular he was addressing. However, I can say that when he initially made the statement, it was in reference to the motivation behind his song, “Addresses,” from his album. The InstaQuote picture was also not created to aid in any of the rumors against him and his wife. I do not know T.I. or Tiny personally and only made the InstaQuote post because it reminded me of certain scenes from my forthcoming novel.