Also today, Tekashi 69 gave his side of the story on Instagram. He posted video of the attack alongside a lengthy caption:
“First time addressing the situation. For 2 years I been walking around with no security. Not saying I promote that BUT now you see I really never hid from anything. If you ever crossed my path or ever came to my house (you girls know who you are) ya can tell the world ‘Danny drives his own cars and be solo’ You know how many of you people seen me in real life by myself in gas stations, supermarkets, restaurants, etc. Anyway what happen here was nothing but cowardly. I’m not mad this happened. In the street there’s no rules so I cant say they were wrong. Obviously it wasn’t fair but again the streets has no rules. Just imagine having nothing to do to with a situation and feel obligated to make it your business. (Very weird) I’m happy to be here still. And I want to say I love my fans. Thank you. P.S : I never knew we respected jumping people. When did that ever become a W???”
Overall, the Nike Air Force 1 Low is one of the greatest sneakers of all time. This is a shoe that was dropped over 40 years ago now. When it was first released, it was immediately lauded for its simplistic design. Subsequently, it became a pop culture staple, with roots in the hip-hop world. Moreover, the sneaker celebrated its 40th birthday last year, which led to a whole bunch of amazing new colorways. This was great news for fans, who got to experience a whole plethora of retros and fresh offerings.
Despite the 40th birthday being over, Nike is still introducing new colorways of the Air Force 1 Low. There is good reason for this as this is still a best-selling shoe. The Nike Air Force 1 Low is timeless, and sneakerheads are interested in more than just triple-white and triple-black schemes. Additionally, women sneakerheads have also been looking for some dope new colorways. Luckily for them, they are about to get one thanks to this “Celestine Blue” AF1, below.
“Celestine Blue” Nike Air Force 1 Low
“Celestine Blue” is one of those motifs that will be coming to more than just the Nike Air Force 1 Low. Overall, it does make for a colorful look, and we think a lot of people will appreciate that. Firstly, this shoe has a plethora of colorful overlays throughout. We get some blue cordurow on the front and back of the shoe. Meanwhile, there are patches of green that run alongside the yellow laces. Moreover, the pink side panels and black Nike swoosh pair nicely together. One of the more interesting details is found on the back heel, thanks to the leopard-print overlay.
In terms of the release date, it appears as though you will be able to cop these as of Thursday, April 13th. Moreover, the price for these women’s exclusives will be a light $125 USD. Hopefully, we see even more great Nike Air Force 1 Low models in the near future. Let us know your thoughts on this particular color scheme, in the comments section below. Additionally, stay tuned to HNHH for the latest news and updates from around the sneaker world.
World-renowned girl group, Destiny’s Child, was known for releasing countless iconic hits throughout their time in the spotlight. They were most prominent from the late 1990s to the early 2000s, providing the industry a seamless transition into a new century. Destiny’s Child comprised several multi-talented artists throughout their fame, with the three primary members being Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Kelly Rowland, and Michelle Williams. Many fans consider these three to have been the prominent members to carry the entire group; however, other women made incredible appearances as well. LeToya Luckett and LaTavia Roberson were crucial for the first two albums. They were later replaced by Michelle Williams and Farrah Franklin, but the latter also left the group.
Between the years of 1998 and 2004, Destiny’s Child released a total of five albums that changed the world. Each album marked a significant shift in the industry, though it is safe to say that some are easily more iconic than others. We’ve compiled and ranked each project according to artistry, hits, and more.
5. 8 Days of Christmas (2001)
8 Days of Christmas is the group’s fourth studio album and their one and only Christmas-themed production. There isn’t much to defend about this album. Destiny’s Child has created so many works of art that an album that is comprised of Christmas covers certainly won’t showcase their best work. It is also a given that their classic sound, made up of R&B, hip-hop, and pop, isn’t quite cut out for the Christmas spirit. Nonetheless, they somehow pulled it off gracefully.
4. Destiny Fulfilled (2004)
Destiny Fulfilled was the group’s fifth and final album to be released. At this point, Destiny’s Child had already separated to pursue their individual music careers. They were each extremely successful and ultimately confirmed their bittersweet decision to part ways. As a grand finale to honor one another and their fans, they recorded Destiny Fulfilled. The album was a perfect showcase of each member; however, the album itself did not contain many hits. Music critics gave it mixed reviews, making the record incomparable to some of the rest.
3. Destiny’s Child (1998)
The group’s first studio album deserves recognition solely for being such an amazing debut in music history. Their initial members included Beyoncé, Kelly, LaTavia, and LeToya. They won the Soul Train Lady of Soul Award for Best R&B/Soul Album of the Year, showing the world early on in their careers that they would make it big. Their debut featured hit singles such as “No, No, No” and ‘With Me.” During the late ’90s, Destiny’s Child became one of the most successful R&B albums of that time. The singers’ voices mesh beautifully in this album, and it set the stage for their future projects.
2. Survivor (2001)
Released in 2001, the group’s third studio album Survivor was undeniably one of their greatest successes. Before the release of the album, Destiny’s Child parted ways with LeToya and LaTavia. They were replaced with Michelle and Farrah. This event inevitably led to some controversy, as fans weren’t fond of the change. However, this quickly turned around for the better once they got to hear the new album. Hit songs such as “Survivor,” “Bootylicious,” and more received critical acclaim. In only a few years, Survivor had sold over 10 million copies worldwide and was nominated for a Grammy for Best R&B Album.
1. The Writing’s On The Wall (1999)
The Writing’s On The Wall was released by Destiny’s Child in 1999 as their second studio album. This album was clearly their biggest hit as a group and overall marked a turning point in their career. With endless hits, including “Bills, Bills, Bills,” “Jumpin’, Jumpin’,” and of course, “Say My Name,” fans all around the world were listening to this album. There is absolutely no doubt that this album was the highlight of Destiny’s Child as a whole. It remains a fan favorite and is one of the most talked about records from the hitmakers.
Destiny’s Child continues to have a lasting impact on the music industry and inspires a whole new era of R&B artists today. They have since disbanded after releasing their final album but continue to reach new heights through their individual music careers. It’s all thanks to their early days as a part of the iconic girl group. Additionally, Beyoncé, Kelly, and Michelle remain close friends, often referring to one another as sisters. They’ve also supported one another’s endeavors and only praise each other in interviews. Their impressive accolades and awards are incomparable to any other artist or group. They redefined R&B and gave Women of Color more space to create music for the world. There have been calls for a reunion, but we’ll have to wait to see if that occurs. What Destiny’s Child album is your favorite?
Is an awards show really an awards show if Bad Bunny isn’t there? It increasingly feels like the answer is no, and he was recognized at the GLAAD Awards for using his ubiquitous platform to uplift the LGBTQIA+ community.
The Puerto Rican megastar was presented the Vanguard Award by Ricky Martin, who praised Benito as “the most-streamed artist in history is loudly standing with trans women and the entire community” while letting “LGBTQ people dance, sing, love, and live lives authentically” (as relayed by The Hollywood Reporter).
THR also translated Bad Bunny’s acceptance speech from Spanish to English:
“I always say I don’t do anything expecting an award. I don’t do music for an award, I don’t do videos, my appearance [for an award]. I do everything because of how I feel and that’s all I have done. I believe that following my heart has led me to where I am, following my heart has brought me here receiving this award, surrounded by such beautiful people. I believe that when you have a good heart and you give love, that’s what you receive back, and that’s what I’ve wanted to do all this time with my music, with what I represent, with my space, with my concerts, with my shows, with all I do. That’s all I want to do. Give and receive love.”
Aguilera was given GLAAD’s Advocate For Change Award, and Pope received the Stephen F. Kolzak Award. When the honorees were revealed in early February, Varietyreported that Aguilera has “helped raise over $500 million toward HIV research with MAC cosmetics,” and GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis explained why Bad Bunny deserved to be this year’s Vanguard recipient.
“Bad Bunny uses his role as one of the world’s most popular music artists to boldly shine a light on LGBTQ people and issues, including transgender equality and ending violence against trans women of color,” Ellis said. “By consistently advocating for our community, elevating our stories, and demanding action from anti-LGBTQ leaders, Bad Bunny redefines the positive influence Latin music artists can have within the LGBTQ community, and has set an example for all artists.”
Previous GLAAD Vanguard recipients include Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Cher, and Janet Jackson.
Watch Bad Bunny’s acceptance speech above, and check out footage from the event below.
GLAAD’s Vanguard Award is presented to media professionals who have made a significant difference in promoting equality and acceptance of LGBTQ people.
WATCH: Bad Bunny accepts the GLAAD Vanguard Award at the 34th annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles for his advocacy and outspoken allyship for the LGBTQ community, which has reached millions around the world. #GLAADawards@sanbenitopic.twitter.com/d8WwE4UrzG
GLAAD’s Stephen F. Kolzak Award is given to an LGBTQ media professional who has made a significant difference in raising visibility and promoting acceptance of LGBTQ people and issues. pic.twitter.com/TD8qOPbahd
London posted a black-and-white portrait of Hussle to Instagram alongside a heartbreaking caption.
“I hold my breath all of March knowing I have to face the memory of the day you transitioned….,” she wrote. “Holding on to ancient wisdom, but the pain is the pain, and nothing was ever the same…Eternal Being Ermias Asghedom, I Love You.”
She also attached a quote from Baha’i about death and a spirit living on, even if it is no longer with us:
“To consider that after the death of the body the spirit perishes is like imagining that a bird in a cage will be destroyed if the cage is broken, though the bird has nothing to fear from the destruction of the cage. Our body is like the cage, and the spirit is like the bird. We see that without the cage this bird flies in the world of sleep; therefore, if the cage becomes broken, the bird will continue and exist. Its feelings will be even more powerful, its perceptions greater, and its happiness increased. In truth, from hell it reaches a paradise of delights because for the thankful birds there is no paradise greater than freedom.”
London has spoken about losing Hussle in the years since he passed.
“I also don’t want to give a misconception that I’m at peace and I’m walking around on a cloud,” London said on the People Every Day podcast back in January, speaking to the struggles of continuing on despite grieving. “I have to wake up with the intention of this every day because there are days I don’t want to, and I’m like angry about it. And that’s what healing is. It is up and down, side to side, all over the place. You know what I mean? And with each new level, there’s something else.”
A recently buzzing rumored relationship just got a stop sign from one of its alleged subjects. During a recent interview with Complex, Joey Bada$$ responded to rumors that he and singer and actress Serayah were dating. Moreover, the Wu-Tang: An American Saga costars sparked dating claims when they were boo’d up for an Instagram post. Not only that, but said picture seemed to promote Joey’s upcoming music video for his track “Show Me,” in which they starred as a couple. From what he told the publication, however, it was all part of the plan.
“We’re not [together],” the 1999 MC revealed. “Well, honestly, it wasn’t anything that wasn’t anticipated at first, but when we got back all the assets, like the photos, you know, I started to kind of like, ‘Oh, there’s something that could be done with these. This could tell the story.’ So that’s kinda what I wanted to do. I knew it was gonna catch people by surprise a little bit. That was the hardest part, was kinda waiting 48 hours, to like, you know I mean? They was wilin.’”
Joey Bada$$ Denies He’s Dating Serayah
Elsewhere, he also spoke to xoNecole about his relationship with the California native, and also dished out some dismissals of fan theories. “Serayah and I — I’m trying to think, when did we cross paths?” the 28-year-old began. “We have some mutual friends. I think we found ourselves at a few, like, at the same events. And we just became really cool, you know? We got a pretty cool friendship, and I think she’s gorgeous. I think she’s talented. She was in the studio with me one time and she heard the song, and I know that she really liked the song.
“When it came to shooting the video, I just kind of proposed the idea to her and she was down, you know what I’m saying?” Jozif Badmon went on. “Shout out to Serayah because she really came through for me and she killed it. She killed it. I’m single, to to clear all the confusion on that up. I don’t know; things could happen. Or have those things happened? Not necessarily. It’s not anybody’s business, but for those who are wondering, yes, I am single. The speculation and everything could die now.” Regardless of his testimony, stick around on HNHH for the latest news and updates on Joey Bada$$ and Serayah.