As a loyal member of the Beyhive, I, like many, am still seething about the results from this year’s Grammy Award Ceremony. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a huge fan of the British songstress Adele. I often find her lyrics to be emotionally impactful and her voice to be an amazing rarity in today’s music industry. With that said, there is no way that 25 was better than the cultural phenomenon Lemonade. Heck, Adele herself even admitted that.
Today I’ve decided to delay my original post for today to talk about no other than Kim Kardashian-West. As you guys know, I don’t talk about a ton of pop culture on here, and I’ve never talked about Kim. However, I felt compelled to say something in light of the unfortunate circumstances she has recently faced, and those that feel her misfortunes are somehow a laughing matter.
As I’m sure you all have heard by now, the reality star was robbed at gunpoint while in a “secluded” apartment building in Paris. According to her details of the incident, she was bound and manhandled, while in fear that she would be raped or even murdered. Before the robbers had the opportunity to gag her to prevent her from talking, she allegedly begged for her life offering the robbers anything they wanted. She begged for life for the sake of her children. Not for her, but for her two kids. In that moment, she was reduced from a high profile celebrity, to a wife and mother of two. It’s this part that get’s to me the most.
It’s almost 2 months into 2016, and some of the trends that I hoped would phase out with the end of last year are still lingering around, and actually becoming more prominent. And that’s maddening. Well you read the list, and tell me if I’m alone in my thoughts here.
In the midst of the water crisis in Flint Michigan, the ongoing violence in Chicago, the growing prison population, and the very real possibility Donald Trump could become president, this country is currently more fascinated by the fact the Oscars are once again heavy on the salt, and EXTREMELY light on the pepper. If you catch my drift. Without being distracted by the real issues that plague this country, I decided to add my two cents to this award debate. I mine as well.