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Trevor Noah Uses Racial Slur to Describe 'White' Nigerian Prince (See!) 2

Trevor Noah Uses Racial Slur to Describe ‘White’ Nigerian Prince (See!)

Trevor Noah launched into a bit about Michael Neu, aka the “Nigerian prince,” with a racial slur, calling him a “nigga” on his Comedy Central show. The slur got by censors, but then again, Noah uses the word all the time. Neu, 67, of Slidell, Louisiana, was charged with 269 counts of wire fraud and money laundering for running an online scam....
Karlie Kloss Regrets Posing as Geisha in Vogue Diversity Issue (Video!) 4

Karlie Kloss Regrets Posing as Geisha in Vogue Diversity Issue (Video!)

Karlie Kloss had an oops! moment when photos from Vogue’s “diversity” issue went viral. Turns out her spread posing as a Japanese Geisha represented anything but diversity, according to cultural appropriation critics. She quickly apologized. Kloss went all the way to Japan to be photographed by Mikael Jansson in traditional Japanese garb....
Iggy Azalea Big, Bold, Blonde; How She Upset the Rap Game (7 Photos) 8

Iggy Azalea Big, Bold, Blonde; How She Upset the Rap Game (7 Photos)

Iggy Azalea, the unlikeliest breakout singer, maybe, ever, swept the rap world in 2014 with her bold, brassy looks and smooth Southern rap style. But instead of being lauded for re-energizing the fading scene, she was scorned by fellow rappers and critics. African-American rappers Nicki Minaj and Azealia Banks, were the catalysts for most of the criticism. ...
Nick Cannon in White-Face? Wait... Isn't this Racist? (video!) 10

Nick Cannon in White-Face? Wait… Isn’t this Racist? (video!)

Nick Cannon, the affable, henpecked wife of Mariah Carey, has dressed up as a white man to promote his new album White People Party Music. Could a white man, say Justin Timberlake, do the same in black-face? The answer, of course, is a hell-no and the same goes for Cannon, whose shtick is no less racist. What’s with him? Cannon posted videos on Instagram today (Mar. 24) and calls it "good fun."...
Justin Bieber Raps (Sheesh) on Maejor Ali 'Lolly' Video (watch!) 12

Justin Bieber Raps (Sheesh) on Maejor Ali ‘Lolly’ Video (watch!)

Justin Bieber shows up shirtless (yes, he’s rapping again!) in Maejor Ali’s video for his new song “Lolly,” also featuring Juicy J. It makes Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” sound angelic compared to the misogyny and sexual objectification in this song. Of course, gossip sites that were so critical of Miley Cyrus’ MTV Video Music Awards performance are gushing over this tribute to bling and booty and sexual exploitation. Of course, there’s no mistaking what they mean by “Lolly."...