Monday, February 13, 2012

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These last two days have been filled with talk of one thing or the other, most notably Whitney Houston's passing and Nicki Minaj's Grammy performance. Unless you have been living under a rock or on an uninhabited island you should know by now that another music icon has passed on as per death dictates. This time the bell tolled for none other than Whitney Houston; most known for her stellar voice and contribution to the world of music both as a female and as an entertainer. Her most notable accolades include the Guinness World Record for the most-awarded female act of all time as well as being the only artist to chart seven consecutive No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hits. 




Sadly, however she lived a life tainted with the stench of drug abuse and will also be remembered in this light; I recall seeing many a Facebook status dedicated to her memory from random people all over the internet which is all well and dandy but death is a part of life and its not like I see people shouting out the kids in Africa. However people need to not strive to be like these icons but instead better and learn from their mistakes. Nobody probably wants to admit it but at the end of the day she will be remembered as a crack addicted that died from that choice, just like when Michael Jackson passed on and is still remembered for his links to pedophilia and as i'm sure R. Kelly will be remembered as well for peeing on underage girls when he kicks the bucket. Now don't get me wrong i'm all for celebrating the life and times of Whitney Houston, even if I never really listened to her and for the longest time constantly confused her and Lauryn Hill but I feel it was her forage in the music industry that helped make talent like Lauryn Hill's feasible among other female artists. FYI my favorite Whitney song is Your Love Is My Love; just saying... look out for that Greatest Hits album anytime soon.

With that being said let us take a moment to pause and reflect on this video for those who may or may not have seen it; I present to you Nicki Minaj in all her wierdness:



Now as far as I know this is a typical Nicki Minaj performance so I was surprised to see so many people blowing up twitter and Facebook talking about how weird and bad and wrong the performance was. People seem to forget these people are entertainers and as such they go to extravagant lengths to entertain you people so nothing they do should really come as a surprise to you. For all the religious nuts out there spouting this and that saying that it was demonic and what not you are entitled to your opinions no matter how crazy and unfounded they might be even if you are watching a award show for an industry that has been long speculated to have close ties with demonology. Duh.... why are you watching the show and what did you expect.....? Anywhore, that being that hope the show was enjoyed and your favorite artist's managed to win their respected nominations; I'm gonna go find a game to play, see ya'll next week Monday.

2 comments

Neesy
February 13, 2012 at 9:42 PM

You will be misses whitney and nicki is weird but kool but i really dnt get that song

February 17, 2012 at 7:14 PM

Poll on Will They Make A Whitney Houston Greatest Hits Album? ended with 4 votes for Yes.

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