NEW VIDEO: Cardi B – Be Careful

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Rapper Cardi B released the music video for be careful a song debuted on her Invasion of Privacy album. The song is a woman venting about dealing with a cheating man and how the man changed since he has gotten more popularity.

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In the video Cardi gets married in a beautiful white dress with layered pearl necklaces around her neck with long platinum gray hair. I definitely got Madonna’s Like a Virgin 80’s vibes with Cardi’s bride look. Later in the video her husband dies and she has his funeral in the same church they got married in. It is displayed that her love turned to hate because of the behaviors of her unfaithful husband. I enjoyed the creativity of the video, again it reminds me of something Madonna would have done. Check out the video below and tell me what you think.

MuaH!

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Love and Hip Hop Atlanta’s Erica Dixon Talks New Children’s Book and New Adventure

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OnPointCelebz interviewed Erica Dixon and she talked to us about all of the wonderful projects that she is working on. On of which is called “Introducing Southern Bell”, the first in a 7 book series of children’s book available on southernbookseries.com and her website MsEricaDixon.com. In the book Erica displays the situations she dealt with as a child. With this book Erica hopes to touch the lives of other people that maybe going though the same situations. I read the book. I know this book could be a great tool for people, to begin to feel comfortable about bringing light to what they maybe going through.

Read on to get to know Erica Dixon more…

OPC: Can you describe Erica Dixon in three words?

E: Owww! Prosperous, Positive and Successful

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OPC: What made you want to display your experience in “Southern Bell” the children’s book?

E: I felt like, you were only able to see snippets that were edited, of my life and I wanted to begin to tell my story, the way I lived it. So what better way to tell it than through a book? [The best part is that] it’s coming from the source. 

OPC: Did you feel as though some people would being skeptical about that type of situation being displayed in a children’s book?

E: No, I just wanted to tell my story and I wanted to do the children’s book. And I felt like me telling my story of when I was a child, was relatable. [There’s] a lot of kids that can relate to that situation. I just said I’m going to be open about it.

OPC: Do you think “Southern Bell” can be your motivation to start your own Charity?

E: Oh Absolutely! I’m leaning toward doing my own non-profit organization with my mom, gearing kids growing without their parents [in the right direction]. Being a voice and mentoring them, because I feel as though everyone needs somebody. That somebody I had was my aunt.

OPC: How do you think you could tell a child that is currently going through what you went through that, they will being moving away from their parents?

E: I think honesty is key. Letting them know like they did with us. “Hey you’re going to live with your aunt in New York, things are going to be a little different but you will eventually see your mom again”. It hurts, and of course their going to be scared. They’re not going to want to leave, but once I got there it was a different situation. It was actually a better situation. Basically I was like, “okay I can live with this I can deal with this” and I feel like it would be the same thing for any child. I’m not necessarily saying what their situation maybe, but hopefully it would be better situation. Being honest with them is the best thing, so they know what’s going on.

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OPC: Has your daughter read “Southern Bell” and will she be a part of the project? Have you explained to your daughter the difference between having a privileged lifestyle and the life you once had?

E: Yes. I have exposed her to it. I did a [charity] with the radio station. We were out giving away boxes of food, it was a food drive and I took her with me. What shocked her was to see a few of her classmates come. They didn’t have food for Thanksgiving and Christmas. One girl was trying to hide because she didn’t want [my daughter] to see her. [My daughter] went up to her and said “I’m not going to tell anybody your business, I didn’t know, if you need something let me know”. This is coming from a ten year old. I do expose her to that so she does know that she is privileged and that everyone is not as blessed as she is. We are very very close, she ask me sometimes “I’m never going to be taken from you?” [I always reply] No, I’m fine I’m doing well but if anything were to happen to me, you will be with family that’s going to still take care of you the same way.

OPC: Is your fashion line something you always wanted? Or a project you picked up on your journey?

E: You just set goals and you accomplish them one at a time, [over time] you set them higher and higher. Definitely something I wanted to do and when the opportunity was presented, I took advantage of it and I’m still pushing that. That ties into me growing up and the things I went through. Dressing I always want to dress, and have all the hottest new stuff and the hottest new items. Just staying ahead of other folks not being a part of the trend.

OPC: Do you see yourself doing another reality show under your circumstances?

E: I would ask to take advantage of reality shows, more focused on me and what I have going on. I think it’s such an inspirational story for many.

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OPC: How did you come about Model?

E: It came with the platform and that’s something I’ve always wanted to do. I did a couple of auditions when I was eighteen/nineteen. When it came to fashion week I was like, “Wow! They want me to walk at fashion week. OMG”, it was just amazing just being able to. You think when you’re younger, “I want to do this and I want to do that”. Then you get to the point where you know the things you said you want to do, you have so many. Just set your mind to one thing at a time and do it. You may not be able to do everything. I have been able to and it seems as though I’m still adding onto my list, that I want to do. When the opportunity presented itself I took advantage of it. I was excited!

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OPC: Your hair is always laid? Was a hair line something you always wanted to do or was it a good idea when you found out fans ALWAYS love your hair?

E: You nailed it! The focus was always on my hair. What type of hair does she have? Look at her hair style! How are you able to do that? To the point where my stylist said, “I’m not taking any new clients”. At one point I got braids and they were like, “Can you do my hair Erica’s? I want to know how many braids she has” She was like ‘How many braids?” Who’s counting braids? It was crazy. I said you know what, I’m going to go ahead and push my hair. They’re always wondering what type of hair I have. How are you able to do this style and that style? I have a hair stylist that’s not afraid to make changes. I don’t have to sit in her chair and say hey I want this. She always wants to be creative, most people are always wearing the same hair styles. I took advantage of [the fact] that people wanted to know and I give it to them. I’m like yeah I’m rocking this hair and so forth.

OPC: How often do you get your hair done?

E: I get my hair done every two weeks. Season one was like every three to four days. I kid you not. I kind of was like okay this is ridiculous. It was the first season so you want to be cute and ONPOINT!!!

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OPC: what do you want your legacy to be?

E: I don’t necessary have to have a legacy. I know my daughter is watching me, I just want to be proud of her mom. She is now, and says “Everyone loves my mom that’s my mom”. I just want her to continue to feel that way.

OPC: Do you think monogamy has become a thing of the past?

E: Yes, I do believe so. It’s the year for the side chicks for some reason, I don’t know where we went wrong but side chicks and side dudes too. It’s just accepted and it’s so wrong, but hey to each is own. It’s wrong in my eyes. I’m just not with it.

OPC: Can you be in love with more than one person?

E: Yeah if you put yourself in that situation. That refers to the last question. If you messing with someone then decide to mess with someone else you’re, juggling two people at the same time. They both may have different qualities that causes you to fall in love with both of them.

Check out Erica’s website MsEricaDixon.com

Instagram @MsEricaDixon

Twitter @MsEricaDixon

 

 

Nicki Minaj says Anaconda Video Represented Women Taking Their Power Back, In GQ Magazine

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After landing the cover of L’Uomo Vogue’s October 2014 issue, Nicki Minaj is back stateside with a new hot feature in GQ magazine. While L’Uomo had the rap diva playing up her inner male, Nicki’s all women this time around, sporting a white cow girl-inspired bra and form-fitting skirts.

Inside the feature story, Nicki reveals how she chooses the brands that she collaborates with in terms of endorsements and product placements in her videos. And, of course, dishes on that infamous “Anaconda” video. While some may have thought the sexy video was a little explicit, Nicki claims it was just a music video about power and control, hence why she was in the kitchen chopping a banana before grinding up on Drake.

Check the highlights!

On product placement in her videos:
My management team has a division that has a guy that his main focus is to go out there and find new brands for me to do business with or to find brands that would like to be in our videos and contribute to our budget.

On the “Anaconda” video controversy and its message:
I don’t know what there is to really talk about… I’m being serious. I just see the video as being a normal video. I think the video is about what girls do. Girls love being with other girls, and when you go back to us being younger, we would have slumber parties and we’d be dancing with our friends.

She [Nicki’s character in the video] is just talking about two guys that she dated in the past and what they’re good at and what they bought her and what they said to her. It’s just cheeky, like a funny story.

[In the video] I’m chopping up the banana. Did you realize that? At first I’m being sexual with the banana, and then it’s like, ‘Ha-ha, no.’ Yeah, that was important for us to show in the kitchen scene [before the Drake scene] because it’s always about the female taking back the power, and if you want to be flirty and funny that’s fine, but always keeping the power and the control in everything.

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In my opinion everyone always takes the bad out of everything. Nicki has been pushing the envelope since she came out if you didn’t have a problem with her before why is there a problem now. I understand where she was going with her video. Watch the video again and see if you can open your mind and see what she means. I love when an artist can make meaning out of something simple and start controversy…OnPoint! 

Via: Necole Bitchie

OPC Interviews the “Blinged Out Bombshell” Rashidah Ali

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OPC: What made you find interest in the entertainment business? And what has your journey been like?

R: I wouldn’t say I had any initial interest in working in the entertainment industry. I first started out working [at a company] with a friend of mine. Her father was the human resource director there. One of the women that worked there was going to be going on maternity leave, so I was initially supposed to just fill in for a few months. Then it turned into a full time position and then I got a promotion. It was a [wrap] from [that point on] but the fashion industry was something different. I think I decided I wanted to work in that industry when I first heard the quote “when you do something you love, you will never work a day in your life”. So I kind of thought about what would be the one thing that will never get old and I will never get bored with. [Of course the answer was] shoes.

OPC: How does it feel to say that you have been the owner of multiple businesses?

R: It feels overwhelming but it feels that there will be great rewards in the end and I learn a lot every day. I love it, I love being an entrepreneur. I love that I don’t necessarily have to be directed by anyone anymore. I can make my own visions come to light. It’s a lot of work but I still love it.

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OPC: When someone thinks of your new shoe line Encore; where did the idea come from? And what can they expect?

R: I would say my vision with it was the everyday working woman and to make sure that there were styles that were trendy and comfortable. As opposed to woman that are just like me, fashion savvy but also who may not be able to afford a thousand dollar pair of shoes or this three hundred dollar pair of shoes but still don’t want to compromise there look because their on a budget . Its cost conscious and budget friendly but it’s still fair.

OPC: So I heard you are now the CEO of 5 Approved, a Promotion and artist development Company. Is there anything we can look forward to?

R: Yes, we have an annual artist showcase that we do. So in the beginning of the spring we will have a big artist showcase that will have a celebrity host whether its [someone] like Miguel or Mario. We aren’t very sure who we’re going to go with this year buts always a big turnout so you can look forward to that. It’s for up and coming artist.

OPC: Which celebrities have used your promotion company’s services recently?

R: All that’s recent Cherry Martinez and Shaheed Moore he plays for the Broncos [as a safety].

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OPC: What do you have to say to all the people that feel that Love and Hip Hop is a negative show?

R: I don’t really concern myself so much with trying to revamp peoples thought process. I think for us it’s an opportunity and a platform to promote ourselves and our businesses. It’s like anything else, there’s good and bad with it. You could have a job, working a 9 to 5 you’re a corporate person, there’s good and bad that come with those positions. You have to make the best of it. Everyone just wants to be successful. That was my ultimate goal for the show. I don’t really care too much to read peoples thought process because there’s a lot of viewers so whether it’s negative or not people are definitely entertained and tuning in.

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OPC: So I heard you recently got married?

R: No, I am engaged. [Planning for wedding to be in the summer]

OPC: Are we ever going to see who this mystery guy is?

R: (Laughs) I don’t know, I don’t know. Possibly, I don’t know.

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OPC: Can you describe yourself in three words?

R: Independent, outspoken and caring

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OPC: What advice would you give to young adults trying to make it in the entertainment industry?

R: Definably educate themselves in whatever field they want to be in. Because you know what you’re doing and no one can really take that from you so research, research, research and go for it. I don’t think they should hold back, just do it.

OPC: Is there anything else your fans can look forward to in the near future?

R: Just more shoe business. I want to make a household name. I want Encore to be able to stand on its own.

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OPC: What do you want your legacy to be?

R: I would like it to be that I was highly ambitious. I went against the odds and I proved people wrong.

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Doing this interview with Rashidah was really fun. She was an absolute sweetheart. I look forward to speaking with her again in the near future. 🙂

OnPointCelebz Interviews Rapper JBar

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OPC: What made you want to want to pursue music?

JBAR: I would have to say just the love for music made me pursue music. From listening to my favorite artist like Michael Jackson to OutKast all day everyday, inspired me to want to create my own music, my own sound.

OPC: What does music mean to you?

JBAR: Music a lot to me. It’s my career as well as my hobby. So it’s never a job because it is what I love to do. Music can lift you up music can bring you down. Music is for the soul.

OPC: When you aren’t in the studio what do you like to do?

JBAR: When I’m not in the studio I like to go out to the movies, kick it with my love 1’s, and write.

OPC: What is your signature look? Your trademark? Something that sets you off from the crowd.

JBAR: Hat to the back, shades on, all black everything, iced out w/ the smile lol.

OPC: How are your two clothing lines JBAR and Cupid Clothing doing?

JBAR: My clothing lines are in the process of being brought back so we are getting new designs for today’s fashion. Bring Cupid back 1st.

OPC: Where do you see yourself in the next five years and the next ten years?

JBAR: In the next 5 years I see myself as a more mature individual, more knowledge, wealth, and bigger family. Musically I see myself growing more with my writing. Prob. have a few awards by then, few platinum plaques 😉

OPC: Who is your celeb crush?

JBAR: Celeb crush…. Kim K. is baddddd!

OPC: Is there anything your fans can expect to see from you in the near future?

JBAR: In the future look out for my debut album! I currently have some situation on the table and TOKE Vol. 2 will be out near the end of February, and NEW music videos on my YouTube channel (youtube.com/JBARsodmg) and WSHH!

OPC: What do you think about when writing music? Where does your mind go?

JBAR: When I write I just write whatever the beat tells me too. Sometimes I write about what’s going on in my life, other times just what a good time would be like.

OPC: What advice do you give to kids that are on their grind trying to make their dream a reality?

JBAR: To anyone pursuing a dream I say go hard for what you want! Don’t give up on the 1st fail. Just keep pushing! T.O.K.E. Take On Knowledge Everyday and you should see results.