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[Fly-LIGHTs] Brandy Covers Jet Magazine

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Singing sensation, Brandy covers the December 24th issue of Jet Magazine! Inside she talks about everything from her new label and album to her thoughts on love and marriage.

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[Fly-LIGHTs] Kimye Take NYC & Solo Knowles Films her First Video in South Africa …

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian participated in a little retail therapy yesterday in these NYC streets.

Clad in their now signature boring black and white fashion situations …

 

The two looked happy as usual.  Rumor has it that Kim will be the face of Kanye’s new KW Collection.

Oh, Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy. 

Step INTO THAT MUG HOE!

Oh, excuse me. *Composes myself*

Fly girl, Solange Knowles took her talents to South Beach Africa to shoot her  new music video.  Well, I’m excited!

She was on deck in Cape Town, South Africa to shoot her music video for “Losing You.”  The song will appear on Solo’s new album. She’s currently putting the finishing touches on the project. We can’t wait to hear what she’s been so patiently working on.

We’ll drop some snippets as soon as we get them. Promise.

Step into her shoes tho, LITERALLY.

-Stay Fly!

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[RECAP] Basketball Wives, Season 2, Episode 2…

Is Suzie on her Maya Rudolph swag? The lisp identity is real in those streets!

Now I understand why these women throw drinks so often. They’re pretending they just won the Super Bowl and they just want to pour some Haterade on someone’s head. There was a lot of mean-girl activity this week, right?

Before we get started, can I just throw this out there: Everyone had their moments as far as mocking, making fun, and smack-talking, but when did Suzie get so mean? Discuss.

Moving on.

 

From our perspective, it looks like when Evelyn, Shaunie,  and Tami get together, they are all on Team Evelyn and it’s a grand ole sh*t on Jennifer party. They’re there to rehash the fight between Evelyn and Jennifer and figure out where Evelyn’s head is at the moment, so Tami asks her “So what’s going to happen with y’all?” and Evelyn replies “Nothing, I just ain’t f—in’ with her.” She clarifies, saying “Jennifer is so caught up in her own little world right now that the people that really mattered don’t matter.” Then she makes my favorite face ever:

And whether it’s bitterness or confusion or just mean girl-ness, the three of them make fun of Jen’s bougie upbringing and impersonate her, and their mocking brings them much mirth and glee. I know Shaunie and Tami have claimed neutrality, but it doesn’t appear that way here, at least.

Over at the nail salon, Jen and Suzie are discussing the fight too, but while the other three ladies are all up in arms over Jen’s non-apology, Jen and Suzie are still wondering what she needed to apologize for.

The blog post that upset Evelyn contained a line about how she and Jen don’t date the same kinds of people, which isn’t necessarily scathing, so clearly there are either other issues, or some subtext that has offended Evelyn.

But Jennifer is only looking at this and judging it by the words that were printed, and she and Suzie fail to see what’s the big deal. “I’m worried about my own vagina, not yours,” Jennifer says. “You should do the same, I just don’t get it.”

Suzie hopes they can repair things because, as we’ve heard about forty times by now, it would be sad to see a friendship of over a decade end, but Jen tells Suzie “I’m eliminating the drama out of my life. Eric went, your ass is not exempt.”

Evelyn and her sister Sylvia meet up to discuss wedding plans because the wedding is just six months away, and Evelyn tells Sylvia that Jennifer won’t be invited, but that her wish is that her brother-in-law, Anthony, who’s currently battling cancer, will be able to make it. Later, Evelyn meets with her mom who suggests that Anthony be the one to walk Evelyn down the aisle, it’s an idea Evelyn never thought of but she loves it. “I would trade everything in to be able to just give him life. Every time I think about this day, I think about if he’s going to be there,” she says as they both break down.

“We YouTubed Kenya” Suzie says, sitting down to lunch with Jennifer for their own round of mockery during this episode.

The watch Kenya perform in a music video she made, the video gets a 0% on their Rotten-Tomatometer. “We saw her acting like a wild f—ing animal on YouTube. I’m like, oh my God, how embarrassing. Look, I’m not gonna lie, Kenya making a video like that at her age is just off. Someone needs to tell her it’s not cute.”

“Maybe it’s for a pageant or something,” Jen says, offering the benefit of the doubt. But it’s too late, there’s already a lot of doubt cast over Kenya for these two.

Kenya’s music is also causing problems for Kesha who has signed on as a consultant of sorts for Kenya, helping her coordinate a video shoot at the Juliet Supper Club, “the hottest club in New York.” Kenya and her entourage arrive at the club to arrange the shoot, but they’re a little deluded by how much time and money it’s going to take to pull it off, and no one is willing to spend the $8,000-plus it will take to rent out the space.

“Kenya and her team came across just…kinda clueless,” Kesha says. “She baffles me.”

You Talking?

Later, Royce joins them to discuss the concerns Kesha has about the video. (Off topic: How good does Royce’s hair look right now?)

But Kesha tells Kenya “I don’t want to extend myself if it’s not going to be an amazing production.”

Kenya thinks the girls are being pessimistic and this won’t be the last time that she’s going to face criticism from people this week. This episode began as “Everyone sh*ts on Jennifer” but it shall end with the sh*t falling on Kenya.

Suzie, who is also still baffled by Kenya’s homemade music videos, calls Kenya out on them when they all meet for lunch. She tells her she looks like a psychopath and asks “What is the point of putting yourself on YouTube in your thirties?” This statement, as insane as it sounds, actually makes some sense. When you think about the reasons people go to YouTube, it’s usually to watch kids doing/saying crazy sh*t, animals doing/saying crazy sh*t, or elderly people doing/saying crazy sh*t. So in that regard Suzie totally has the Internet figured out. BUT, I’m pretty sure she’s actually implying that there’s an expiration date for putting sexy videos on the internet which is just kind of weird and age-ist and doesn’t hold water. Kenya’s not pleased by the feedback.

Royce isn’t thrilled either. “I think Suzie needs to tone it down, it’s not a good look.”

Suzie meets up with Evelyn to continue the Kenya hateration and she shows Evelyn Kenya’s music video.

“It seems like Kenya is singing on a treadmill and then there’s a fan blowing, I don’t know from where,” Evelyn says, which is all very true. But then she becomes my mom when she says “These YouTubes, I don’t get it!”

They then turn their attention to Kesha, because Suzie says Kesha called her out for being a pervert after her whole blow job/pepper mill incident from last week. “Maybe that’s why you were left at the altar, ’cause you weren’t giving any blow jobs,” Evelyn says. I mean, seriously. Damn.

Royce, who has thus far been staying out of trouble and staying focused on her acting career, meets with Tami because she does have some drama in her life at the moment, though it’s not related to any of the other girls. Royce has been in a serious relationship for a while (no, not with Brian from last season), but with a Tampa football player. Her dad unfortunately, is not on board and they’re currently not on speaking terms. Which is why it’s bittersweet when Royce finds out that she got the role she auditioned for in an off-Broadway show, and has to call him to tell him.

His response is underwhelming (when she tells him she got the part, he replied “All right”).

Looks like even her good fortune isn’t going to cause them to reconcile any time soon, but that definitely hurts.

Back in Miami, Evelyn confronts Chad with some rumors of infidelity. She’s been reading all kinds of stories on Twitter and various websites that are calling Chad out for various indiscretions and she tells him “I don’t want to deal with this.” He responds that he’s a work in progress but she’s worried that the progress isn’t happening fast enough. “Everyone else wants us to fail,” she says, tearing up.

What follows is so confusing. Is this scene for real? Is the show for fuckin real?

Evelyn tells Chad she just wants to know what he’s up to when he’s on the road, and then he proposes that they pick up a woman to have a three-way, as long as they both like her. Ohhhhkay? I know this conversation has been edited down, but it makes no sense to me. A transcription of the most confusing part:

Evelyn: “I want you to be one hundred with me. And tell me. I’d rather know.”
Chad: “E, man, look, I’m on the road, I’m tryna—what’s up.”
Evelyn: “Tell me.”
Chad: “And then what?”
Evelyn: “I want to know…Got to the pharmacy and get condoms. I’m gonna be sick like a motherf—er but what can I do but respect you and know that you’re telling me the truth rather than you hide it. ‘Cause at the end of the day, you don’t have to tell me nothing.”
Chad: “All right.”
Evelyn: “I don’t want to have to babysit you but I’d rather you be real with me because Lord knows what could happen.”
Chad: “E, I think we should go out some time and if I see somebody I like, I think we should be able to bring her home.”
Evelyn: “Yeah but how ’bout if I don’t like her?”
Chad: “Putting any man back in that position of being able to discipline himself to deal with that one woman for the rest of his life…a lot have failed trying.”

First off, I call BS on Chad for basically saying that he’s just not capable of being monogamous.

So either they’re agreeing that Chad can cheat/pick out a three-way partner, and that’s cool, or we, the audience are majorly being f—ed with and they are masters at manipulating their image. I’m still not sure what the right answer is, but they are certainly geniuses when it comes to giving us a reason to keep our eyes on them. I mean let’s me real, now, we can’t take our eyes off of them no matter what.
-Sean & Rae
-Stay Fly!
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[Fly DIARY] SFPL Featured in YRB Magazine ….

 

A few weeks ago, YRB’ Magazine’s very own How You Rock It Campaign joined forces with Hyundai to create two events fit for the very fashionable and technologically resourceful residents of New York City and Los Angeles. Beginning the evening with a social-check-in, different trendsetters were invited to participate in their signature on-the-spot photo shoot.

We were invited to participate and of course, we answered the call in our now signature cut-off jean jackets with layered attachments. Of course, you can never be sure your photo’s will be chosen, but the good folks @ YRB saw fit for our photo’s to be included and we are humbled and greatful.

You can check us out on page 97 in their latest Health Issue with double covers featuring Style Maven and Reality Star, Lala Anthony

And Young Money artist Tyga

 

Thanks to YRB Magazine for the love, we truly appreciate it!

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Stuff Fly People Like Named 1 of the “7 Black Blogs to Read During Fashion Week”

According to TheRoot.com Stuff Fly people Like is one of the “7 Black Blogs to Watch During fashion Week”. We are incredibly humbled by the recognition and so very thankful to all who see what we are doing. We just want to deliver amazing content, that’s it! 😀

We do it for the people!

The semiannual New York Fashion Week, sponsored by Mercedes-Benz, will descend on New York City’s Lincoln Center this Thursday, bringing with it shows from big-name designers such as Ralph Lauren, Marc Jacobs, Donna Karan and Tracy Reese.

No doubt the shows will be awash with bloggers intent on flooding your news streams with posts about everything from trends to events to celebrity sightings. Although New York Fashion Week typically feels like a mostly white affair, fear not: Black fashion bloggers won’t miss the party. Several style aces will be on the scene to document the happenings with their own lenses. Check our list of black fashion bloggers who should be on your radar during Fashion Week and beyond.

 

Stuff Fly People Like           

Rae Holliday and Gabriel Williams, the creators of this award-winning blog, have occupied the coveted front-row seats at Fashion Week shows in years past. Their blog, a mashup of fashion, music, dance and event coverage, features everything from snarky social commentary to new music recommendations to biting critiques of celebrity fashion fails.

Shout out to the other 6 blogs including or family; Street Etiquette , Fashion Bomb Daily and  LoveBrownSugar. And our now new family Where Did U Get ThatAfrica Style Daily, and MarianeKihogo.com

Read entire article now

-Stay Fly!

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[Fly DIARY] Brand Maven: SFPL x Chuckcity Stuff Fly People Like

We’re always incredibly humbled when anyone spotlights us. Thanks so much to Chuck City for taking the time to interview us.

I’ll shut up now and let you check it out …

Stuff Fly People Like is a lifestyle blog tackling music, fashion, and the who’s-who in the entertainment industry. Gabriel has worked as an image consultant for a number of clients in fashion and entertainment and Rae dappled in background dancing and has made a larger than life presence in the industry. Rae & Gab found a way to seamlessly merge their own personal passions into a witty and informative web page.

I had the chance to sit down with the two and dish the how, what, and when of the highly popular Stuff Fly People Like.

 

-Stay Fly!

[I Am Chuck City]

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[Recap] Mob Wives; Season 2, Episode 2…

YOU CAN’T HIDE FOREVER DEREK TOBACCO! WE WILL GO TO MARINERS HARBOR PROJECTS AND HUNT YOU DOWN YOU FILTHY ANIMAL!

YES, it was THAT serious!

So last week, we left off with Renee [and her hot little ass] using her blue eyes of future telling predicting that someone would be going over the balcony this week. Karen and Drita, who have not seen each other since the reunion and still have feelings harbored  after their rooftop fist fight, have kept their distance from one another, and here and now at Renee’s celebratory party, they’ve decided to hash things out. New cast member Big Ang [whom I love] was just trying to broker a peace deal, but she’s not ready for a job at the U.N. just yet!

“Listen, this is killing me. I’m not comfortable around you. I cannot live like this,” Drita tells Karen. Drita really seems to feel bad about things and want to reconcile, but Karen brings up the fact that their beef isn’t about Lee, it’s about Drita denying their friendship. “I never said we weren’t friends!” Drita says, but thanks to clever editing, we see a shot of her on the rooftop bar last season shouting at Karen “It’s important to state the fact that I was not your friend!” just before the fists flew.

Listen Karen, when you knew Drita over 15 years ago, things were different! There was no internet, no Twitter, she probably hang out with you because she was bored. Don’t act so pressed!

“What is it? We’re either friends or we’re not friends,” Karen says. “She’s a f—ing coward-ass b—h who can never tell the truth,” that’s what Karen thinks, and despite everyone’s better judgment, she gets into it with Drita (verbally…for now). Among other things (besides the status of the friendship), Karen is also mad that Drita has allegedly been telling people she put Karen in the hospital after their fight, which Drita says she was told. “Usually when I do attack someone,” she explains, “they end up IN. THE. HOSPITAL.”

#SHADE

I love this picture of Big Ang talking to Ramona!

Ramona clearly has tricks up her Conway sleeves, and she’s ready to display her tacky talents to the world.

Karen’s blood is obviously boiling a little and she provokes Drita when she tells her she has to stop herself from going over to Drita’s house every day to confront her. “I’m standing in front of someone who’s acting like Tony Tough Guy,” Drita says. “Why did you tell someone you want to talk to me, when all you wanna do is fight with me?”

Ramona, her sleeves that awful outfit decide they want to be the instigator and peace maker. Ramona distracts Drita with that awful print, while saying slick comments that do not pertain to the conversation.

Drita lands the first hit and you can hear the impact!

Never fear! Derek Tobacco [of the Staten Island Tobaccos?] is here! To some people it looks like he hit Ramona, but he didn’t! Now everyone is on a mission to destroy and kill poor Tobacco!

“How can a man hit a woman?” Karen asks, and Renee asks “I’m so confused at this point, how could anyone accuse Derek of hitting a female?” But Karen and Ramona are out for blood. “My celebration of life party turned into death at a funeral,” Renee says.

Renee is dealing with Drita in a van in the parking lot, trying to convince Drita that the fight wasn’t a setup, that Drita was not invited to the party just to be a target, but Drita is hyperventilating and freaking out and just wants to be left alone.

Ramona says she wants him charcoled! It’s amazing the verbs that can be conjugated nowadays!

Junior and the other fellas plan to kick Derek Tobacco’s ash. Renee says “How can a man hit a woman?” Karen asks, and Renee asks When you see a group of guys who come from my lifestyle all in a huddle, they’re thinking ‘Who the f—’ are we gonna get?’

This goes for all ethnic communities. Some more than others.

They’re led by some random ass girl in a black cocktail dress and the mob [literally] goes looking for Rob. I don’t think things haven ever gotten more real on TV. This supercedes Tami beating the pokemon out of Meeka, Chrissy beating Kimbella up into a blondish weave pulp, and Jim Jones roughing up Somaya Reece’s manager Maurice!

But ….

The next day all of Staten Island is talking about the spray can fight of the century! Ramona tells her friend 

that they never got to sing Happy Birthday or cut the cake! I would be upset too! I love yellow cake with blue frosting!

The next day Karen, Ramona and her Bargain Hunters sweater realize that Derek never hit her! Drita’s punch is that real!

DEREK TOBACCO, I AM SO SORRY THAT YOU ALMOST GOT KILLED. I’m more than sure everyone feels the same! Derek did not even touch Ramona, but that when he realized he didn’t actually do it, Junior apologized to him. So that was nice. “You can’t put two people who hate each other in the same room with alcohol,” Junior tells Renee. He has a point, but am I wrong in thinking the whole night was going okay until Ang tried to make peace in some faraway land?

Drita feels like she was set up. Although she may feel that Renee had nothing to do with it, she states she felt uncomfortable being there by herself. Carla stops by to offer some words of encouragement, and they begin to put the pieces together! Karen and Ramona [or Fatal Attraction and Lucifer as she calls them] probably had this set up for a while now. And to think, things used to be good just a season ago.

Damn.

Renee and Junior meet up to discuss their future; I feel like they do this every time they meet up!  Junior tells Renee that when she was in the hospital, he realized he wouldn’t know what to do without her. Their history is long and complicated and they’ve spent nearly as many years apart as they did together, but Junior tells her “I think we got a shot.”

Don’t hold your breath Renee.

-STAY FLY!

[WRITTEN BY @NICELOOKSEAN]