by TRN Staff Writer,
Genuine Parts Most of us would be horrified if photos from high school or that unfortunate night of too many jello shots made it ways to the net…so imagine how “Pony” singer Ginuwine feels after a private photo of his privates started trending on social media. Someone leaked the photo originally on Tumblr, but it didn’t stay there long before snaking its way onto Twitter and other sites. TRN can’t show the leaked photo to you here, because, well this isn’t a porn site. Ginuiwine’s response to the humbling pics and twitter storm it was causing—“Everybody keep talking about pics and all SO WHAT!!! We all trust people at times that we shouldn’t won’t say names as of now!!! Stay tuned“. So that put an end to people saying the faceless nude photo of his manhood wasn’t really Ginuwine, but the “stay tuned” portion of his response sounds like a publicity stunt to get people talking about the singer. Well, it worked…at least on BlackTwitter:
Frank Ocean Having a Colin Kaepernick Moment Singer Frank Ocean says he’s boycotting the Grammys on behalf of all black music artists–ALL OF THEM. Ocean’s latest album, “Blonde” was widely acclaimed by critics who called it “beguiling”, “a marvel of digital-age psychedelic pop” and “smolderingly direct…funny…and gorgeous”. But the next Grammy audience won’t get to experience any of that brilliance because the two time Grammy winner refused to submit his latest album for an award. Ocean explains why saying, “That institution certainly has nostalgic importance. It just doesn’t seem to be representing very well people who come from where I come from, and hold down what I hold down.” The 29 year old singer continued saying, “I think the infrastructure of the awarding system and the nomination system and screening system is dated…I’d rather this be my Colin Kaepernick moment for the Grammys than sit there in the audience.” Whether Ocean’s protest will catch fire like Kaepernick’s anti-national anthem protest or even rival the Oscar So White Protest in the film industry is doubtful, but at least he may cause a few entertainers to stop and think about perhaps it is time to change how the Grammy game goes.
Tika Sumpter’s Mom Arrested for Overdue Library Book!!! The “Southside With You” actress was still basking in the glory of the rom-com biopic about Barack and Michelle Obama when she had to deal with some real life drama. The actress posted on twitter, “Make sure you turn in your library books North Carolina! My mom was just arrested for having a late fee of 10 dollars on an overdue book!” Some people thought the “Stomp the Yard” and “Think Like a Man” star was joking, but Sumpter quickly assured fans and followers this was no joke. She posted later,
Sumpter says her 65-year old mother was arrested for a $10 late fee on an overdue book…which her Mom did return to the library. The Sheriff’s office in Johnston County, North Carolina said the actress’s mom was arrested on charges relating to a bad check, but didn’t clarify if the check was written to the library. Still, who gets arrested for writing a bad check for $10? Sumpter says her mom was released, but the actress left followers with this bit of wisdom…
For this week’s look at Black Celebrity Life in Hollywood, that’s a wrap!