BET Runs Anti-Obama Ad: “How Can I Vote For Someone Who Doesn’t Respect Me?”

Last week, we posted a link to a study that claims that many black people feel less free to express their political opinions since the election of President Obama.

That study centered mostly on black conservatives. Now, there is an ad running on BET from, perhaps, the demographic of people the study concerned.

An anti-Obama ad, currently running on BET in Cleveland, OH, and Seattle, WA presumably expresses some black people’s qualms with the POTUS.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFsy3atIQgc

Violence Erupts at BET Hip Hop Awards

Multiple incidences of violence erupted at the BET Hip Hop Awards taping  in Atlanta this weekend.

According to reports, Rick Ross’ Maybach Music camp were quite busy, getting involved in separate scuffles with individuals affiliated with Young Jeezy and 50 Cent’s G-Unit crew respectively.

BET has released a statement, denouncing the violence, and maintaining that the award show will air later this month.

Thanks, BET!

Forgive or Forget: Chris Brown’s ‘Fortune’ Debuts at #1

Chris Brown’s latest–and perhaps last–album, Fortune sold 134,000 copies this week.

It’s his second number one album:

It follows his last release, and first No. 1, 2011’s “F.A.M.E.” That album launched atop the list with 270,000 — more than double the start of “Fortune.”

Brown is the second R&B hitmaker in a month to debut at No. 1 with a comparably soft launch. Four weeks ago, Usher‘s “Looking 4 Myself” started at No. 1 with 128,000. That marked a significant slide from the 329,000 first week of his last full-length album, the No. 1-debuting “Raymond v Raymond.”

Read more at Billboard.com.

Clearly, #TeamBreezy goes hard. Still, though, it’s somewhat surprising that Brown, despite his violent history with ex-girlfriend, Rihanna, alleged fights with Drake, and overall anger management problems, remains so popular.

Either Breezy has an incredible PR team behind him, or it’s something else.

 

Why has Chris Brown endured?

Has the public forgiven him for his violent past?

Sound off below!

WHY EVERYBODY HATES DRAKE, and Why They're Wrong…

Drake is clearly the most divisive figure in Hip Hop today.

And I’m trying to figure out why.

Now the easy answer is folks just ain’t feeling his music. But I’m not convinced. I know so many Hip Hop fans that really just don’t like Drake. By that I mean the very idea of Drake. Half white. Canadian. Middle class. Kinda clean-cut. Child actor. Always crooning. And pouting. And emo and shit. He’s almost the exact opposite of what our concept of an emcee has always been.

And that’s what’s so interesting about him. Like it or not, he’s breaking the mold. And he’s winning.

So don’t fight the feeling. And get comfortable.

Because Drake is coming into his own; and he’s about to go to the next level.

And here’s why…