Wale covers Rolling Out magazine this month and during his interview, an interesting topic come up. Wale has received a lot of negative feedback from the community for the lack of dark-skinned females in his video for “Pretty Girls.” And in the interview, he explained how positively he wants to affect his community and he explains his devotion to the black woman.

“That made me realize that people hold me at a higher regard. That was when I knew I had to make a change. For ‘Pretty Girls,’ I didn’t go on set until there were dark-skinned girls at the video shoot. I was waiting. The most horrible feeling in the world, was that my women think that I don’t care about them. I’d rather go broke than for my black women to think that I don’t care about them. I would rather lose everything than to have my queens think I’m turning my back on them. I was the only kid in my neighborhood with a father. And that’s because I’m African and they don’t divorce. It messed me up. When I was in Mississippi, a girl told me she had her first child at 16. So I made a song called ‘Illest B—- Alive.’ There’s a special place in my heart for black girls. If you’re black and have a black mother, you know how special they are.”

Wale went on to the topic of what is attractive to him: intellect. It’s good to know Wale wants to display that he is not like the typical misogynists in the game. Unfortunately I’m not too sure if it makes a difference in what he sells or not, but his efforts to clear up his intentions in the game is a bit endearing. The rest of the interview can be found here: RollingOut.com

Rihanna Gets High On Love… Literally

 |  October 19, 2011

Rihanna released her video for “We Found Love” today and it’s pretty damn intense. After getting kicked out an Irish farmer’s property, we could guessed this video would be pretty racy. The video showcases a destructive romance (hmmm.. sound familar?)between Rih-Rih and her man who is the boxer-model, Dudley O’Shaughnessy (who looks eerily A LOT like Chris Brown). And I couldn’t help but wonder if the scene of the two arguing in the car alluded to the fight she had with Chris years ago.

The video tackles the subject of crazy love gone wrong mixed in with drug abuse, which is something Rihanna loves to poke fun at. This song is the first off her upcoming album, Talk The Talk. Rih said a few words about the video:

We’ve never done a video like this before. This is probably one of the deepest videos I’ve ever done. It’s all about love and love being like a drug, you definitely get that from this.

Rihanna on WhoSay

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