Janelle Monae and Jidenna are calling fans to the mat for a little "YOGA." Listen inside and watch Wale's "The White Shoes" video...
Instead of promoting liquor and funny cigarettes at the club like some folks, Janelle Monae and the "classic" man Jidenna are about to switch it up. Let's take YOGA to the club! She tweeted, "I'm so excited to announce the release of my new single, "YOGA" featuring Wondaland's very own Classic Man, @jidenna! Dance in the club to this! Party with your friends to this! Work out to this! Drive to this! Dance alone In your room to this! It's YOURS! #StayBalanced #bendingneverbreaking #Namaste"
The chorus goes, "Baby bend over...let me see you do that YOGA". And we can't wait for the video! Janelle adds, "In order to lead effectively, you must start with YOU first. Find your balance. Find your center. Tighten that core and WERK. #Yoga."
Janelle Monáe, Jidenna - Yoga (Audio):
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Get ready for a "message." Wale’s fourth LP The Album About Nothing drops tomorrow (featuring Usher, J. Cole, Jeremih, and SZA) and today, he releases the video for "The White Shoes." It's a tragic tale about a young man who works his butt off to buy a pair of nice sneakers (so he can fit in) only to be beaten and robbed of those same shoes buy a group of jealous guys.
Wale takes to the streets to pay tribute to the young man....
The kiddies who star on the super funny ABC series “black•ish” celebrated wrapping up their first successful season with a trip to the "The Happiest Place On Earth." Check out all the fun they had inside….
Season one of the ABC hit comedy series “black•ish” is a wrap! And now, it’s time for some fun.
Over the weekend, “black•ish” stars Yara Shahidi, Marcus Scribner, Miles Brown and Marsai Martin kicked off their summer break with a fun-filled day at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida (with their families in tow). The cute kiddies had plenty to celebrate after their show became this season’s No. 1 new comedy in adults 18-49 and nabbed quite a few 2015 NAACP Image Awards wins, including Yara bringing home the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series award. Congrats again!
The YBF stars kicked off the “coolest summer ever” snapping it up with Mickey & Minnie Mouse and having a moment with Goofy as they posed it up, all smiles, in front of a “black•ish” billboard at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Marsai, who plays kid sister Diane on the show, got a chance to meet her favorite Disney character Princess Tiana from the film Princess and the Frog.
The kiddies then got a chance to preview the live Frozen Summer Fun experience with princesses Anna and Elsa.
Soon after, they hopped on the playful Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at Magic Kingdom for thrills.
And they also trained in Jedi skills as they went up against stormtroopers in honor of Marcus’ Star Wars-obsessed character on the show. Ha! Too cute.
Not only did they have fun, but they also took a moment to learn something new. The foursome paid a visit to the Epcot Center to check out the “Re-Discovering America: Family Treasures from the Kinsey Collection." They explored the exhibit, which features rare art, documents, books and artifacts spanning 400 years of African-American achievement, collected by philanthropists Bernard and Shirley Kinsey.
And what's a trip to the "Happiest Place On Earth" without an "us-ie"! Fun times.
Peep the kids in action below:
New episodes of “black•ish” will air Wednesdays at 9:30/8:30c on ABC until May.
In her most shockingly candid interview to date, Insurgent star Zoe Kravitz opens up about her real life struggles with anorexia and bulimia and fitting in. More inside...
Some readers may find this hard to believe, but Lolawolf frontwoman and actress Zoe Kravitz has spent a great portion of her life dealing with insecurities and struggling to fit in. Yes, she's the daughter of an exceptionally beautiful mother (Lisa Bonet) and a talented and handsome father (Lenny Kravitz) but that often made her childhood more difficult.
In the April/May 2015 issue of COMPLEX, Zoe, age 26, is ready to own her womanhood and define herself on her own terms—in fashion, in film, in music.
The shocking interview details her struggles as the child of famous parents, the pressures of Hollywood and her very real battles with eating disorders. Check out the full article here peeps the highlights and racy photos below...
On the desire to fit in: “When I was younger. I really wanted to prove to people I was a normal human being, that I was cool, chill. When kids were mean, the first thing they’d say is, ‘She thinks she’s so fucking cool because her dad is famous. I just wanted to fit in.”
On being raised by Lisa Bonet and Lenny Kravitz: “She wanted to give me an opportunity to be a normal kid don’t think anyone knows how funny we are. It’s like this whole thing where people think we’re so cool and hippie and wear velvet...but we’re the fucking nerdiest people.”
On that time she met Ashton Kutcher: Once, when she was 15, Kravitz woke up to Ashton Kutcher cooking omelettes in her kitchen. “I [told my friend], ‘We don’t even know Ashton Kutcher. Why would he be here?’ ” Kravitz once explained on Jimmy Kimmel Live! “I went downstairs and had pimple cream on my face and was wearing a T-shirt. There he was, making an omelette. We sat there before school, and ate omelettes, not understanding why he was there.”
On her eating disorder: “I had a really hard time when I was 16, 17, 18. I started with the eating disorder in high school….” She trails off at this, and puts her hand to the side of her face, rubbing her right ear, and then dials back to the beginning of that thought: “Just [a hard time] loving myself.”
On being anorexic and bulimic: “I think it was part of being a woman, and being surrounded by [fame],” she explains, before backtracking: “I don’t think it was about the fame, but I think it was definitely about being around that world, seeing that world. I felt pressured.”
On Dating: "NO ONE EVER ASKS ME OUT. WHEN I MEET A GUY WHO’S INTO ME, THEY’RE LIKE, ‘YOU’RE SO COOL THAT I CAN’T HANDLE IT.'"
On being a Kravitz (and how it helps):“It was very easy for me to get an agent when I wanted to act, for obvious reasons,” she says earnestly. “And I don’t know, maybe it’s not because they thought I was talented—I wasn’t the most talented girl in the world when I was 15. It was because my parents were famous, and they were like, ‘Cool, maybe we can make money off of that.’ ” She’ll admit that things were handed to her. “I know so many talented people that do the most amazing things but they need to work at a restaurant. I don’t. I can make all the art I want and get paid to do it—it’s fucking crazy. I’m so thankful for it.”
On Drake: “I’m very flirtatious...[But] he’s family to me. He’s a really, really awesome dude. We inspire each other...We play each other music.”