J. Cole is making some impressive moves with his newly released 2014 Forest Hills Drive album. He landed the No.1 spot on the Billboard 200 selling well over 360,000 copies in his first week, which makes his album the highest selling Hip Hop album in 2014.
Also, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama shared a few personal stories of being racially profiled in an interview you don’t want to miss. Get it all inside….
J. Cole is on top of the world right now.
The numbers are in and his third studio album, 2014 Forest Hills Drive, sold over 360,000 copies during its first week, which landed him at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. Yep…dude beat out Taylor Swift’s 1989 album. NICE!
He did this without releasing any singles, very little promotion AND not to mention he announced his album less than a month ago. The Roc Nation rapper clearly has a HUGE following. And some legit music.
Not only that, J. Cole’s newest LP has earned him the highest selling Hip Hop album in 2014. But don’t think his amazing album sales have gone to his head. He’s still just as humble and unapologetic as ever. He took to his Twitter to say:
The #'s are humbling. It's a win for all artists and fans and a clear message to the industry. No singles no features. Stop serving trash
Peep this interview J. Cole did with Power 105's Angie Martinez where he talks about the basicness of the music industry, plus Ferguson, Eric Garner and much more. Check it below:
Also, K. Michelle sold 83,000+ copies of her sophomore album Anybody Wanna Buy A Heart? nabbing the No. 6 spot on the Billboard chart.
Just because you’re the President of the United States (and the First Lady) doesn’t mean you're protected from racism…even while IN the White House.
In a new interview with PEOPLE, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama open up about racial injustices they have faced before entering the White House and even AFTER becoming the POTUS & FLOTUS.
Our First Lady dished,
"I think people forget that we've lived in the White House for six years. Before that, Barack Obama was a black man that lived on the South Side of Chicago, who had his share of troubles catching cabs.”
"I tell this story – I mean, even as the first lady – during that wonderfully publicized trip I took to Target, not highly disguised, the only person who came up to me in the store was a woman who asked me to help her take something off a shelf. Because she didn't see me as the first lady, she saw me as someone who could help her. Those kinds of things happen in life. So it isn't anything new."
With racial profiling being a hot topic in the news lately, it was interesting to hear the personal stories of our Commander in Chief and his lady before they entered the White House. In one instance, Mr. Obama was asked to fetch a car outside of a restaurant while waiting for his own car.
President O said, "There's no black male my age, who's a professional, who hasn't come out of a restaurant and is waiting for their car and somebody didn't hand them their car keys.”
In another instance, Mrs.O revealed, "He was wearing a tuxedo at a black-tie dinner, and somebody asked him to get coffee."
We love that Obamas opened up about this quite sensitive topic African Americans speak about amongst themselves, ut not as often on such a public platform.
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Janet Jackson and her husband Wissam Al Mana made a rare public appearance this week, visiting children at a refugee camp in Jordan. More inside...
Much like the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow or unicorns, recent sightings of Janet Jackson have become the stuff of legend. We see her so infrequently that the world nearly stops everytime we hear there's a new picture And we've always got 50 questions....
What we can tell you is that Janet (who is looking fresh faced and goge as usual) and her fabulously wealthy husband Wissam Al Mana use their time and resources to improves the lives of others. You'll recall that last time we saw Miss Jackson she was raising money for AmFAR. This week, she and Wissaam took pictures hugging, and playing with kids at Zaatari, a refugee camp in Jordan. Janet posted the photos on her Facebook page with the caption, "With UNICEF Zaatari Camp. Syria’s beautiful children. Their openness and love... so wonderful. Wissam and Janet."
It's worth it to note that Rhythm Nation 1814, Janet's socio-political album, was released 25 years ago and the social issues she tackled remain current. It's great to see that her charity work was never a "fad" and she continues to give back...
The drama continues between Deion Sanders and his ex-wife Pilar Sanders. Now, chick is in jail for contempt of court! Deets inside…
This HAS to be one of the messiest splits…ever!
Two weeks ago we told you NFL network analyst and Pro Football Hall of Famer Deion Sanders had filed a defamation lawsuit against ex-wife Pilar Sanders (aka Pilar Love El Dey) after she accused him of multiple crimes, including child abuse, spousal abuse, assault…and attempted murder. Chick has been blasting her ex-husband on all of her social media accounts for months!
So Deion got fed up with her false accusations and is now seeking $200,000 to $1 million in damages.
Well yesterday, she had her day in court and it resulted in a judge ordering her behind bars for a week. A hearing was held in Collin County court on a temporary injunction. And unfortunately for her, District Judge Ray Wheless found Pilar guilty on a contempt of court charge for failing to return their children to her ex-husband after her visitation (deliberately ignoring the divorce decree) and for taking possession of them unlawfully, according to reports.
The judge originally sentenced her to jail for 30 days, but then suspended and probated that overall sentence for one year. As part of her probation, she must serve 7 days in county lock-up.
While in court (sans an attorney), Pilar made a few eyebrow raising statements saying she was only taking part of the proceedings due to threats and duress. She said,
“I am not a part of the United States corporation.”
Now…the judge has modified their divorce decree and she will no longer have possession of their three children. Totally sucks for the kids. As she was being taken into custody, she began to object to the proceedings, which resulted in a baliff escorting her out of the court room.
The result of the defamation case…she was ordered to remove all statements about Deion from her social media (which she has yet to do) and they will meet again in court about the defamation case on March 2nd.
Peep these clips Pilar uploaded to her YouTube page when authorities came to her home to pick up their children this summer: