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"raven symone" Discussed on Encyclopedia Womannica
"This Pride Month will manika is brought to you exclusively by Mercedes Benz. Together, we're honoring people who've expanded the norms of gender and sexuality in the performing arts. Mercedes Benz embraces the freedom of individual expression and continues to support and stand with the LGBTQIA+ community. Listen all month long as we share stories of crowd individuals whose authentic expression in their lives and bodies of work have challenged norms, driving society forward. How does it feel to go from obscurity to fame? Tiring because it doesn't run around coach after food will come out here, but the people are fabulous. I love them. They're so kind. Hello. From wonder media network, I'm director and entertainer, Raven symone. And this is we manica. I'm so excited to host this final week of momenta's Pride Month with my wife. Content creator and podcast host, Miranda peerman mayday, who you'll hear from tomorrow. This month, will manica is highlighting queer stars of the stage and screen. Today's actress and transgender icon's impact spanned decades. Typically, pop artist Andy Warhol gave different artists and performers their 15 minutes of fame through his experimental films and avant garde party scene, but this star's legacy persisted long after she first graced the screen. Please welcome Hollywood long. Holly was born in 1946 in Puerto Rico. She lived there during her early years before moving with her family to Miami Beach, Florida. By the time she was 15, Holly was more interested in partying than finishing school. So, she left home and hitchhiked to New York City. And she adopted a new name, Holly. After Holly go lightly from the film breakfast at Tiffany's. She wanted to be famous. When she first got to New York, she lived on the streets and struggled with drugs, but eventually some friends took her in. She started taking hormones and began working as a model at the clothing store, saks Fifth Avenue. She also met and fell in love with a man and lived as his wife for years. Holly never meant to be a Warhol superstar. She just fell into it after meeting the artist after a film screening at his studio known as the factory. Holly gradually became a part of Warhol's famous entourage of actors, artists, and musicians. The click was a fixture of the New York nightlife and art scene in the 1960s and 70s. Holly later told The Guardian, I was very happy when I gradually became a Warhol superstar. I felt like Elizabeth Taylor little did I realize not only would there be no money, but that your star would flicker for two seconds and that was it. But it was worth it. The drugs, the parties. It was fabulous. In 1970, Holly starred in the film trash. She played a garbage picker with a boyfriend who's addicted to heroin. The duo tries to get on welfare and clean up their lives. The director was Warhol's manager Paul Morrissey. He was known for presenting the storyline to actors just before filming, but Holly had a knack for improvisation. Her performance earned her the attention of Oscar winning director George cukor, who started a petition to have her included in the best actress category for that year's awards. Nothing came of it. Holly starred in woman in revolt in 1971, alongside fellow Warhol superstars and transgender actresses candy darling and Jackie Curtis. The film also directed by Paul Morrissey and produced by Warhol, satires the woman's liberation movement. The Warhol never spoke to Holly on set, she was a part of his orbit, and that made her a star. In 1972, Lou Reed wrote her story into the song, take a walk on the wild side. Stardom did not lead to financial success for Holly. Eventually, she moved back in with her family in Miami for several years before returning to New York and working as a club singer. In 1987, Andy Warhol died. Soon after that, Holly moved to Los Angeles, and often spoke about him and the factory art scene in interviews. In 1991, Holly released an autobiography called a lowlife in high heels. She continued working as a cabaret singer and actress in independent films throughout the 90s and 2000s. And in 2014, she appeared in a few episodes of the series transparent. In June 2015, she was admitted to the hospital with an unknown illness. It turned out to be brain and liver cancer. Holly aspired to leave the world a safer place for queer and transgender people, as well as anyone else who has ever felt like an outsider. She passed away December 6th, 2015 in Los Angeles. For her final wishes, her estate established the Hollywood lawn memorial fund for transgender youth to help at risk teens. All month long were highlighting queer stars of the stage and screen..
"raven symone" Discussed on Encyclopedia Womannica
"People who've expanded the norms of gender and sexuality in the performing arts. Mercedes Benz embraces the freedom of individual expression and continues to support and stand with the LGBTQIA+ community. Listen all month long as we share stories of proud individuals whose authentic expression in their lives and bodies of work have challenged norms, driving society forward. Hello, from wonder media network I'm director and entertainer, Raven symone, and this is women manica. I'm so excited to host this final week of will manica Pride Month with my wife, content creator and podcast host, Miranda pyramid mayday, who you'll hear from tomorrow. This month, will manica is highlighting queer stars of the stage and screen. Today we're talking about a star of the stage and screen whose undeniable sense of humor broke barriers. Both the first queer woman and first black cast member of Saturday Night Live, this trailblazing performer is rarely given her do. Let's talk about danitra fans. I'm here if you will to promote my lifestyle. If you are a straight woman, please, please, please do not be offended. I was once straight also. It's a phase. Dmitri Vance was born in Chicago. As a young girl, she excelled in debate in theater, as a student at Chicago's Roosevelt college, dnieper's dynamic theater performances earned her intrigue to the Webber Douglas academy of dramatic art in London. There, she studied to become a classically trained Shakespearean actress, yet when she moved to New York after graduation, she was unable to find work. She was told, sorry, blacks don't do Shakespeare. Momentarily defeated, D nitra took a job teaching high school in Gary Indiana, but she kept her love for performing alive. She worked shop characters in comedy routines in her free time. She performed at the famed second city comedy club in Chicago. In 1981, Dmitri took another swing at making it in New York. This time she was far more successful. D nitra found her footing at BAC a downtown. The Brooklyn arts council alternative performing space, BA, CA helped launch the careers of other legendary performers like Spike Lee, Danny DeVito, and Susan Lori parks. Dmitri continued to workshop characters and developed a style that uniquely combined her technical training with her instinct for comedy. Her success at BAC a led to a 6 month residency at the experimental off Broadway theater la mama. The show was called danitra vans and the mellow white boys. Denatured performed characters in front of a group of white male backup singers. A review for the show in The Village Voice read, danitra Vance creates magic of a sharper sort. Due to her success at la mama, in 1985, Janet got a big break. Dinitro was cast in the 11th season of Saturday Night Live. Although SNL had featured black performers in the past, the nature became the first black person to formally join the cast. Alongside fellow member Terry Sweeney, D nitra was one of the first LGBTQ cast members in the show's history. Although at the time, only Terry was open about his sexuality, D nitra was not. Denis was time on SNL was complicated, while her presence was barrier breaking, she was often limited to stereotypically black roles. When she could, denature used her air time to push back on these stereotypes and complicate the dominant narratives around black women. One of her most famous sketches was called I play the maids, it was a parody of the Barry Manilow song I write the songs. In it, dimitra bemoans the constant stereotyping she faced as a black performer. She similarly spoofed the 1960s sitcom that girl in a sketch called that black girl. Another standout contribution to Denis time on SNL includes Shakespeare in the slums. In this sketch de nitro once again defies expectations with her mastery of the Shakespearean text. If. That purpose marriage send word but what I prepare to come to be where and I would time that will perform the right. That means marry man. I'm not giving up nothing to you marry me. Fellow comedian Marina Franklin reflected on Dimitri's life in an interview for vulture, of denatures performance in Shakespeare in the slums, Marina said she was the first black woman to sort of go outside of the stereotype while doing a stereotypical character. Still, denature remained frustrated with her experience at SNL and opted to leave the show when the season ended, but denatured performing career was far from over. In 1986, dimitra won an NAACP Image Award that same year, she appeared in the off Broadway production of the colored museum. Danitra went on to form a successful creative partnership with the playwright George C Wolfe a few years later, denature starred in his play spunk, an adaptation of zora, Neal hurston short stories. Denise's performance in spunk earned her an obie award. Danitra also took her talents to the big screen, she landed supporting roles in the film's sticky fingers, the war of the roses and hanging with the homeboys, and leading roles in the film's limit up with Ray Charles and little man Tate with Jodie Foster. In 1990, dinitro was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a mastectomy. She captured her experience in a performance piece called the radical girl's guide to radical mastectomy. In 1993, her cancer resurfaced, and a year later she died. Only a few of her obituaries mentioned her longtime partner, Jones Miller. Even in death, denatured pursued comedy, instead of the traditional funeral, denatured final request was for her family to throw her a going away party at an amusement park. They obliged and spent the day throwing bean bags in bobbing for apples. Lesbianism, a few good women, I've got sunshine on a cloudy day. When it's cold outside, I've got the month of May. I guess you say, what can make me feel this way, you know? Information, call your lesbian recruiter today, one 800 LES, BI, AN. All month long, we're highlighting queer stars of the stage and screen. For more information, find us on Facebook and Instagram at blam manica podcast. Special thanks to Liz and Ginny Kaplan for inviting us to guest host. Talk to you tomorrow..
"raven symone" Discussed on Gettin' Grown
"Oh man. But do you know that with Raven symone was hosting one of the holiday baking championships on the Food Network? No, I was like, what the heck is happening here? It was like the team composition stays with a check. I mean, I mean, I don't, you know, I respect the hustle, but it's just like the most random places she continues to show up. I mean, from The Masked Singer to black ish to be a masked singer. Hell yeah. She was on The Masked Singer. This was a couple seasons ago, but she did The Masked Singer. I think she was the Raven, the crow, the spider. I don't know, she had a big black costume or something, chill. Could she see? Yeah. I mean, I know, I know her. Yeah, she has a and I mean, it was a good pick because she can sing, but she doesn't have like a really recognizable voice. So she had all of us viewers in a we were in a lurch. Like, who on earth is this? Like I know from her theme songs and her you know, I know all of that, but I just didn't know. I was like, she's competition singing. She's okay. I mean, and she held her own. I want to say that, I want to say that she got pretty far in the competition. And at one point, she broke her arm and still oh shit. Still perform yeah, she played the Black Widow. She was a spider. Oh. And she did pretty well. It was season two. It was the second season of masked singer. I mean, but literally the point I'm trying to make is that Raven symone is everywhere. She's like, snoop, yeah. Literally. She's like snoop. I'm not mad at all. I mean, of course I want her to know that she's black. But that's neither here nor there. I know. Yeah. No..
"raven symone" Discussed on Daily Pop
"We would knock on the door. Lonnie and I together hand in hand, knock on the door and go, Justin. Don't do it. Would you do it? Would you not do it? I was about to be impregnated. It's good Friday. I'm gonna hit you. NCIS is everywhere from LA to Hawaii. Thank God I have my idea. But the whole thing got together on the red carpet. And thank God. I'm on the extra 21. In school, Francesca on friendship, khakis, and all to videos. Thank God for my. And see I ask, what keeps you coming back? 14 seasons. You know, if a task was once begun never leave until it's done, beat our labor great or small, do it well or not at all, right? So trying to do it well. Freestyle Ella? Nah, that's what my grandmother talking. Yeah. Do I look like someone who would be in the game? Well, you know, well, what about you? Mister crew cut, bullet scars only goes by G what would shock us about your relationship with Chris O'Donnell? You know, we're very different. You know what I'm saying? I'm a straight up hip hop in a city dude all the way through and through and he's like, you know, an Illinois, you know, like penny loafer, you know, what do they call it, what do they call a khakis? He a khakis. You know, khaki, you know, he's golf, you know, I like, you know, combat sports. I just saw him walking over there in his light blue jumpsuit. I said, I knew we'd be twins today. I knew we'd have matching outfits. Hey bishop. I'm coming for you. Because I want you to be here touch me there. Let's talk about the family living situation that made us go, okay. You're living with the divorce parents. Also, your father in law, how did that happen? You can thank the pandemic for that. You know, my lady and I couldn't get married because of the pandemic. So we decided, let's have our first baby, you know? And in that process, as the pandemic and everybody was quarantining together, I, you know, I invited her father to stay with us. I bought the house next door, so my mother lives next door for a Latino family that does not weird. That's not weird, you know? Would anyone on my team get in trouble? I'm the first call. It's the outfit for me. Look at the pantsuit for me. I said, you did not come here to play. Is it raining outside? I don't know. But if it is, I'm ready. What's it like moving your entire family to Hawaii? How do they like it? I am more happy about this move for my family than I am for my career. You know what I'm thinking about? What? I'm thinking about Nick as well. I know he's loving having to stay another baby. I was like, what? Well, actually. No. I wish. Can I talk about my favorite show right now? Yes. The ultimatum. You're here because someone in your relationship has issued an ultimatum. Well, they do want to sign onto a show like that. When they came to us with this idea, I said, I actually had given Nick an ultimatum. I mean, I always said I wasn't going to do that. I'm like, no, I'm not going to be that girl. And after 5 years of dating, I'm like, what are we doing? My ovaries aren't getting any younger. You guys. Stop. You got to go. We heavy. I'm sorry. If y'all don't make noise for our next guest, the icon, Debbie Allen. That's here. When we come back, everybody. Debbie Allen, y'all. Debbie Allen. Debbie. Debbie. I'm freaking out right now because our next guest is a true living legend. Yes. She is an award winning actress. Choreographer producer, she is Debbie out everybody. What a way to start good Friday. They got margaritas. I'm having money. You have to. That's what we do. Oh my God. I love this. You guys are so infectious. I love it. Oh my goodness. We are so happy to have you here. And you've been, you know, we know, I know you from fame. I mean, that's like, what? And you've recently started your son, you posted something about your son, dancing on the set of grades in that. Yes, yes. What happened with that? Well, thump, that's what we call him. He loves, he's a comedian. He's also composer. And every time he comes, him and Ellen Pompeo are usually the stop them. And I never know he's running through the sets and doing his own, look at him. Look at him. He's so wonderful. So I love him so much. He just did a part on miss pat. The TV show this on BET plus and that's my little heartbeat over there. Look at him. That is great. I feel like, you know, when you went to the Allen home Friday nights. It was a meal, and then there was a dance. There was always always, child, we dancing all the time. I'm doing it today, Raven symone's coming over. I'm busting us out right now. But you know, this is also Grey's Anatomy, has been renewed for the 19th season. How amazing is that? Did you ever think it would be this like this? No, child I thought it was done last season, but you know the network is like, uh uh, and the fans are like, uh uh. That season last year was so incredible. Our head writer Christopher and Ellen Pompeo together, putting Meredith in a COVID coma, bringing back all those people on the beach. This was such a responsible show to address COVID in such a way that allow the people to have the feelings and to have their emotions and to learn things. It was amazing. So they said, uh uh, so here we came back, and then we thought this was it, and they went, uh uh. I'm like, child, what's going on? By the way. What is going on? She was like, let me give a shout out to Krista, hey, the head writer. I love kill me all. Look, I have cats on the show, honey. This is up for grants. We don't know. I don't know. You know, you have to behave on these shows 'cause you're not been on shows with people. Car wreck. Okay, bus just hit him. Let's get him off. Okay. Ouch. Attitude nest in the makeup trailer. Oh, ow. Meningitis. You going. You're going. I've always wanted to ask you this question and I promised myself if I ever met you, I would do it. No, lord. 'cause I feel like you are the queen of dance. Yes. Of all the women out there of all the moments, the single ladies, Janet Jackson control, all these moments. What was the one that was like, this woman has really defined it. You mean outside of what I do. Every time on who I'm looking at, let them know. Oh my goodness, this is a tough question. Because I have such admiration for J.Lo in what she does. Yes. And she came out of the dance world and look at her now as an actress as a mogul, producer. And she's done. And Janet will come on. She's the chip off the old block. She used to come to my shows when she was 8 years old and watch her be in control. But then there is the dance world proper mystic Copeland has.
"raven symone" Discussed on Daily Pop
"Is not having a wedding without it being televised, okay? That was a little practice wedding, all right? The Kardashian premieres. April 14th on Hulu. That's gonna be exciting. Now, the Kardashians didn't get all the attention last night, rumors are swirling that our girl J.Lo is engaged to Ben Affleck. It all started when she was wearing a ring on that finger, but here's the twist, one source says that it isn't an engagement ring. What do you ladies think? That looks like an engagement ring today. Okay? Yeah. And I really hope it is. I love following their story. I don't know why there's something about them. Because I'm trying to be the flower girl. And I'm like, okay, I thought I was gonna get it with a rod. That didn't happen. And then I'm like, okay, I have you home. And she's with Ben. And so I hope it's an engagement ring, but if it's not an engagement ring, what's happening? No, that's an engagement. That's an injury. You think it's a case, but she was leaving the furniture store with her daughter and no one saw her in the furniture store, but they snapped that photo of her inside the furniture store. When she was walking out, she saw paparazzi and the ring, the finger was the ring was turned around. Into her palm. That's why I think it's an engagement ring. Yeah. Does she trying to hide? Look at that ring. That's an engagement ring. Yeah, that looks like a little car. But she knows she's going to get photographed. So she letting people know. Okay. I'm here for it. I am too. I'm excited for this. I can't wait. You're not amazing. You're gonna be so. I know everything. These are white. I love it. Coming up. JoJo Siwa makes a major change in everyone is shot plus. Our new interview with max and PETA after his return from the war in Ukraine will be right now. Girls are in there 30. Hey, okay, don't just see why has a brand new look. She chopped off her signature ponytail and showed off her new duo on social media. She went full Ellen ladies. What do you think? She looks so cute. I'm obsessed. Just adorable. JoJo looks like a literal cartoon. Look at this photo. It's like, hey guys. Yeah, I got some new hair. I just chopped it off with a buzz cut. But she looks so good. I mean, that smile is gorgeous. She's so cute. She said that she wanted to, you know, ever since this whole, you know, with her coming out with her doing dance with the stars, she wanted to mature herself. So the ponytail is, you know, gone, and she decided to do that big chop. And it looks good on her. I'm glad she has that face. Honey, I could not do the big chop. I have to keep saying that. I know, I know, I love my cover me. I love her growth. I think she's done it in such a beautiful and smart way. And it's like she doesn't, she's not over the top. She's just totally authentically who she is. And I think it's really inspirational to young girls that get to see kind of sometimes too much. And I love her. I love it. She did it in her time too. This is a young girl who we saw on what dance moms when she was like 9 years old. So she's been in the public eye. Almost a decade and honestly, I think I was looking at some interview from 2019 or 2018, and she said, Nickelodeon kept coming over to her whenever they would have a meeting. They would say, so, we love your look. We're not saying do it anytime soon, but when are you gonna age up to your point Lonnie? They kept saying, when are you gonna age up, you know, you're 16 now, you're 16 and a half, you're 17 years old. So I think this is the perfect way to do it. And I think in Hollywood, we see the Lindsay Lohan, we see. Remember? Britney Spears, Raven symone. You know, Brianna. She's growing up in a normal balanced way. And I think it'll serve her. And her audience will. Definitely. Yeah. Okay, so let's move on to kids choice awards, y'all, it was crazy. Rob, Gronkowski, and Miranda Costco, they're hosting tomorrow's kid's choice awards. And I actually got a chance to hang out with them. And I found out Gronk surreal if he's really retired or not, the scoop on iCarly, which I love. I'm a part of Carly nation. And who's about to get slimed? Okay, so getting slimed is a huge component of Nickelodeon and of course the kids choice awards, so I'm gonna ask some of your faves if they're ready for the slime effect. Simon, you ready for slime? Oh, he said it's not happening, okay? We'll ask Heidi Klum, then Heidi, could you get those beautiful.
"raven symone" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"This big call Sex And they mentioned you'd be like what the beep right Whether it was between people who are gay or people who are straight I'd be calling that school the next day and be like hey principal Joey bag of donuts Yeah Jane Smith Kindergarten teacher was telling my daughter about some podcasts she was listening to call me whatever and about some sexual activity in a podcast I don't know but that doesn't sound right for kindergartners That's the irony of Raven symone Again don't disregard these people ladies and gentlemen they are in the entertainment community of cultural power over your kids at some of us don't Some of our kids listen to these people or some of these people before they listen to us Don't throw this stuff out We forfeited the culture war Got an interview with Matt Walsh and yesterday Be on my weekend podcast We want to listen to it again Where we talk for about 5 minutes about this exact topic We forfeited the culture war for 30 years I don't pay any attention but Brad Pitt's Will Smith's Chris Rock Raven symone's of the world Kanye West solar That's all irrelevant That's nonsense Just stick to the principles and the tax cuts lingo Good luck Look where it got us It got us to an environment today We're having actual conversations about the problems with sexualizing young kids This is insane If you would have said someone transported people from 20 years ago to today they would be stunned when they went back and be like you're never going to believe this 20 years in the future there's going to be an actual conversation going on about half of America the Democrat party who claims it's okay to sexualize young kids If there's a don't say gay builder should be a don't say straight bill did you actually read the bill Because if you had read the bill you'd find out that the bill prohibits both The discussion of inappropriate sexual topics for kindergartners Folks it's not just that we're sacrificing our kids And they're innocence Well we're fighting against it but that the left has done this which is a Rubicon a river I never thought would be crossed I didn't I thought we were at least a decade away from this I'm telling you what's next they're still talking about on Just put it into any social media thing Minor attracted persons Well that is a name too That's called pedophilia Yeah No that's not happening Put it in a search engine Look at it Don't ignore it Oh man we don't want it This is disgusting topics Yes They're talking about just don't let this be the guy 20 years ago That I just talked to you about Try to be two decades ahead Do you understand this is their next fight No Dan that's not going to happen Really Are you the same people who told us if they're oberg fell that oh no they're never going to move This is it You know they've got their win They got what they needed in the culture wars They legalized gay marriage fights over is no need for animosity matter of fact Let's embrace the other side and say you know thank you We've moved forward and speaking as the left now They did none of that They did none of that It will be no rap rochman the culture war the culture war will move linearly for them straight ahead and will only stop at your front door when you decide not to let him in Or you decide to fight back It's as simple as that I want to tell you about another story after the break from the TSA The TSA you would think no way I mean this is a pretty nonpartisan issue right I mean security and aircraft travel Surely that did they didn't fold the transgender ideology Oh well you'd be wrong about that one too Sorry ding ding ding ding ding You lost your buddy Double jeopardy you lost No I'll read you the article after the break Who do we got the gyms The sheriff coming on He is oh awesome So sheriff from my county is one of the best guys out there Bill Snyder good man This guy knows how to do law enforcement He's going to be coming up at the top of the hour We're going to talk about a lot of things including the spike in retail thefts and all that stuff So don't miss that But more on this TSA story after the break again you sacrifice your kids why not sacrifice security too They don't want you patting down certain areas now anymore apparently Because it may offend someone Yeah That'll work out really well for you Be back on the other side of the break.
"raven symone" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"Be heard calling for four four the USA now to let Dan know what you think 844-484-3872 the Dan bongino show He played that at the big House right They do right There you go for our W JR audience out there Little hot tip to you all Listen as I said before if we can't protect the kids there's no purpose to this This whole experiment we call the United States of America It's worthless It's worthless It's worthless as its founding documents The paper that they were printed on the parchment It's worthless It doesn't mean anything If we can not collectively agree that our kids are worth defending and preserving their innocence then what's the point Yeah I know almost What's the point was when Queen style on you there Jim was like hand on the buzzer all right I think What's the point Now as Disney when going to war for the right they feel they have to sexually indoctrinate young children in sexually inappropriate material for their age As Disney goes to war and so does the left Over this topic it should tell you that they are who we thought they were They always are who we think they are The left every single time They're not hiding it anymore They're not trying to hide it These are angry people angry at their existence on this planet They see no afterlife they're largely secular people who believe in the man God small G and they're angry at that they're at their suffering and existence and they take it out on everyone else They don't there's no allegiance to any kind of higher power at all And a lot of this stuff emanates out of Hollywood which has enormous cultural power and can get people to believe the dumbest of things The problem with taking some of your talking points and thinking cues from Hollywood is an I kid you not I don't want to stigmatize all of them But I'm saying is a general rule For someone who's been around these people for a long time they are largely some of the dumbest members of society Those who don't get into acting usually go into media and journalism after that okay That's like the dopey scale I'm not kidding I went to I was at an event in my prior line of work You'd be around these people a lot These celebrities And I'll never forget sitting next to this famous actor at the U.S. open while on a protection operation for Hillary Clinton at the time watching the tennis tournament at the golf one And as famous actor looking at me I had a movado watch on which back then it was like a $500 wife that it was like a ten $20,000 She was like the most expensive thing I owned right Government salaries you know what I'm saying And the guy looked at me and went hey man is that a menon do And I'm like I'm anando holy Moses Is it a Mena do Like I am a $30,000 a year earning government employee and this millionaire moron is asking me if it's a menon though What the hell is a manando you've done So I'm like yeah yeah dude it's a monado Like I had no respect for these guys at all Then I remember being in the Hamptons with Bill Clinton I wanted these fufu parties I forget whose house it was Someone was getting married And you know Russell Simmons and all those people were out there and my gosh the conversations they have It's just these Hollywood people you're like my gosh can these people be this dumb Or is it just like are they like do they pretend to be dumb So they'll fit in with the other dunces like you don't want to be in an you don't want to be in a village of idiots talking about quantum physics right Right You don't want to be talking about particle particle physics You don't be talking about any of that stuff Because they'll be like who's this guy Burden the cholera the get him out of our village of idiots He's going to take over one day So a month they really this dumb or they just pretend And the thing is no they're really that dumb So here's one of them Here's a Raven symone who I don't know who this is I really should have looked it up between shows because I said the same thing in the podcast Do you guys know who this is Who is a gym Oh you did I was okay she had a she had a Disney Channel show Folks I am not kidding I'm not messing with you I did not know this Okay I thought it might be true but it is true So this is perfect So here is an entertainment person Raven symone can't say woman's obviously not a woman because we can't define what a woman is so I don't know it's an entertainment person Raven symone who she said there's just so much in this talking about the Florida parental rice building There's so much here in this 30 seconds Play this and then try to pick out in 31 seconds The 5 or ten ridiculous thing she says in just 30 seconds check this out I'm gonna say this and this is my thing If there's a don't say gay Bill there should be a don't say straight bill Because it's not fair and there are multiple kinds of humans in this world and you are ruining the psyche the confidence of so many young children because you are discrediting their parents the people they love the people that raise them the people that teach them the manners when they walk into that schoolroom So if you're not going to honor their family your family shouldn't be honored either So let's just make it even slash equal maybe Oh my gosh It's hard to believe how you can pack so much dumb In 31 seconds is really a work of art I'm really impressed Raven small So let's break that down one by one Because these people have cultural power you and I don't You and I are the normal people where the have nots in society we are The haves are the people with cultural power and access That's the left that's not us There's nothing to do with money that is everything to do with access to cultural and political power That's what the left has and we don't So Raven symone manages to screw up four or 5 different things in 31 seconds She says that this Florida parental rights bill preventing the sexual indoctrination of kindergartners That it's about discrediting people's parents So I went back to the build it's not very long It's just a few pages long And I look for the bill and Jim sure enough on page three It says school teachers and educators and principals will make every effort to discredit the parents of transgender and gay people I was like oh my gosh that's there Just kidding It was nowhere to be found Really strange Went through the whole thing Could not find anything about mandated discrediting of transgender lesbian gay bisexual two spirit I don't know what the one a stuff is Asexual pansexual I don't I didn't see that in there Jim did you see it I know you read the bill Did you see that You did not see it Michael Did you see him No no All of us can read very smart very smart people not too smart but smart enough Smart enough to get a radio show So we were smart Smart enough to get by And we read the bill none of us Stephen Hawking like astrophysics level geniuses but we read about and I could not find it So it's clear then if I could not find that Raven symone made that up.
"raven symone" Discussed on Daily Pop
"Show returns tomorrow coming up. Tomorrow night, 9 o'clock, TBS. Check it out. And yes, solidarity. Watching you guys, Cardi B says her four month old shot the hell out of her. We're surprised. Were you surprised too? Plus Raven Simone's big Hollywood fail, and some of Lonnie's lashes Friends are here to talk about her legacy. Thank you, Jenna. I stand in line. I love y'all. You know what? Never forget. Oh well, do you know your 70s music? Raven symone was pretty confident until a two letter word sent her a spiraling on will of fortune. Okay, I'm gonna solve. I'm gonna solve it. I stay in alive, staying alive. Can't take that. Now I can't take it. Playing that way later. I bet the same time we go to Harry. Ah, ha, ha, ha. Stan alive, stand alive. You were going. And so ha ha ha. My dyslexia would have been on tan. That day. Oh. Yeah, that was kind of not fair. She should have solved the puzzle. You know what, I think so too. Have you ever seen the family feud episode when the guy says Steve Harvey goes? Name a men's name that starts with the letter H and the guy goes Jose. Have you guys ever seen that? No. After this show is over. Google family feud Jose and get your life. It is one of my favorite moments on TV. But a lot of you have been in this position before. Yeah, how intimidating is it to be on that wheel of fortune stage? You know what? This is why you have to know for sure. I would have spent again and called out the letter so that way I knew for sure it was. You know, because when I was on, see, they tricked me. I got the $1 million, right? I got the $1 million. You should ran say, right? You know, 'cause I thought I was about to do the come up, right? Right? For my charity. Allegedly. And then I just hit again. And it went on bankrupt. I did bankrupt two times. So I'm not saying I'm just saying. Well, I'm not saying that's being shady..
"raven symone" Discussed on The Guilty Feminist
"I just, why not just give Miranda a black colleague who is allowed to be a sexual woman in a fashionista, like the white women are? Why does the black woman have to be the thing is that there's probably no one who isn't white writing on or producing that show. I really hope that's not true because if you are a person of color in that writer's room, having your voice heard amazing, but we really do hope that there are wimpy color in the writer's room because this thing that always feels uncomfortable when it's like you sort of quote unquote fix the problem on camera, which is a great step. But if it's an all white, you know, if it's white people producing and directing and writing about these things, it feels a certain kind of way. Did you identify anything that was like a callback from the old? We've got a little segment here called, hey, that's like a thing from the old series. Did you notice anything that was a callback, a shadow, a replica of a line from the old series? I have a few if you want me to start you off. You start me off. I thought I saw a few like fashion callbacks. But you go with some of your lines. Okay, what I think is when big makes carry, listen to a different LP every night. That is evoking the moon river episode. Oh my God. Yeah, he puts on on a record. It's the only thing left in the apartment. And they dance to moon river. That is the same episode where her shoes get wet because Miranda's water breaks over her beautiful shoes. What does she say about the shoes when she sees them in the shop window? Do you remember the line? Hello, lovers. Right. Hello lovers. Is evoked when she looks in her own wardrobe at her shoes. What shoes does she choose to wear to the recital? Her wedding shoes. Yes. And what happens when they get wet again when her husband dies? I feel like I'm gonna cry. That is poetry to me. They woven it through, but not too heavily, but I can see all of those echoes. Guys, that's subtlety that beauty. Just bring that to the conversations on race and Miranda's alcoholism. That's how I'm asking. We're asking, I'm asking for. And yeah. God, I mean, I have to say every time I saw those when they first showed us lily. I just burst into tears. I could cry now thinking about it. Okay, Raven Smith, who I'm very much hoping is going to guess on this podcast, you know, Raven Smith. Raven symone, Smith. No. But everyone has everyone who loves sex in the city or even loves to be irritated by Sex and the City. At Raven Smith on Instagram, follow him right now. He has such great insights and he does the funniest posts and this morning he posted.
"raven symone" Discussed on Animation Addicts Podcast
"Sweat box, please do look online, find it somewhere. It's out there. But you watch this movie and it talks about the whole story behind how this whole movie came around. And so you and I everybody knows the song couscous. That is the last. That is the only song from the original movie that was actually put into this movie. And I think because they just felt bad for the fact that they totally cut sting out of the whole movie process and was like, yeah, the whole thing we had you work on for months on end. We didn't like any of it, so we're cutting out of it. And the only thing left that they're like, I guess we'll use my funny friend and me as the end credit song. When it's like, you listen, you watch the movie and you get to the final ending credits and it's just so weird. Like, the cut and moving stuff. That sucks dude. Yeah. And the song isn't even good. It's just not. It's not even a funny song. It's just weird. Yeah, I was watching it again, and I was like, or listening to it again. I do not approve. Yeah. I mean, they have, I mean, it says okay, I'm looking at the soundtrack cover. It says, plus performances by Tom Jones, Eartha Kitt, and rascal flats. Like, what classical flat song did you guys do? It must've just been like, hey, this is the soundtrack, even though nothing is. Because it was just like maybe it was another end credit song. But that didn't make it to the actual movie, but it was just on the records. Yeah, yeah. All right, whatever. So it was a bit of a mess. We do. It was. Now we can go into the song where the dream takes you, which is from this is the only song from Atlantis that I've included on any of these songs because it's the only song from the soundtrack that has words. But it's like the only time I really wanted to bring it up was because it was sung by Maya and I remember like the commercial that she did in preparation for this movie coming out. It's like, hi, I'm Maya. I'm singing the next song on Atlantis. And if you listen to the song and it's just like, it's so campy. So I can't, 'cause you got like people whispering in the back. The way you were. Just like, oh God. Yeah. It wasn't a good one. They tried. Yeah, yeah. But then we move into any time you need a friend from home on the range. And as we've said, as I've stated before, I really like the soundtrack to this movie even though I didn't like the movie. And this song I really enjoy listening to. There I'll be yeah. And that's all I have to say. It was performed by Ella menken. Which is which is shocking. Yeah. Normally, I mean, you never hear them except for on a demo track. But at this point, you know, this is home of the range. This is the Cal that did us in. And did they just not have a budget to do bring in the big person? And they're like, yeah, we gotta do something with Alan. Hey, you want to take it? I liked your version well enough. Just stick with yours. Yeah, yeah. I mean, maybe did they know that they were going to be closing down the studio? I don't know. I couldn't imagine doing this. You usually like, you're hoping for a win, right? You're like, well, this is gonna be a bomb. Right. I still working on chicken little at the time. Yeah. Which I left I did bring in this song from chicken little. I started listening to it again, we talked about in previous episodes that I have not seen chicken little, so I was listening to this and shake your tail set like they just lead into it like this to start the talking leading into the singing. Yes. And then the whole song is about shaker tail feather. I was just like, oh my gosh. What is happening? Why? No. It's the cheetah girls, and it's like, oh gosh. Raven symone. And they're like, oh, fabulous. Okay. Yep. Well, that happened. All right, so moving on to princess and the frog. It's never knew I needed. Let's find a place it's like, oh yes, with yo, is his name? Yeah. Yeah, yeah. That is big. I was big on princess and the frog. Just because it was the return of 2D animation. It's crazy to think now. This home on the rage came out in 2004, I believe, and this was 2009. So it took a 5 year gap. And now looking back, it was like, and whatever it was like 5 years, but sad to say, but at the time, it was huge that 5 years was every theme. It was just, we needed it and they came back with a princess film, it was a black princess, it was gonna be amazing. Oh my goodness, everything. It was a musical. And so I loved everything about this film. I watched it so much. The soundtrack listened to it over. So this song is part of the songs to me. You know, it's part of the it's just, yeah, when I hear it, I'm like, oh yeah, that's princess frog, but it's again, it's one of these ones where it doesn't have much to do with the actual movie. It feels slightly disconnected. Yeah. All right, next we have from tangled. Something that I want, which has got like clapping and come on. Fun instrumentation, and it's a fun song. Yeah, I like it. It's fun. It's fun. When I hear it, I don't think, oh, tangled, you know, 'cause it's like, I kind of am used to the R&B remix stuff and this was the time. During a time when they were like, oh no, they're making fun of us because of the R and P remixes. So let's step away from this. But I was so glad when for frozen, they brought them back. In some way. Oh yeah. And they have Demi. That was more of a pop remix. Yeah. So you have Demi Lovato sings let it go and I remember this one came out before the movie and the lyrics are slightly different in like one in the middle. Yeah, I have I very fond memories of this era this era. Totally. And yeah. I have a story that one of my the people that I had connections to told me the lyrics for this song, the original song before it came out, but it was like after this one came out. And so I just remember like talking and like, oh, getting the lyrics from them and they're just like, oh my gosh, this is amazing. I can't believe this is happening to me. So yeah, that plays into it all too. It's cool. Yeah. This was an era. This was definitely a moment in time. Yeah. This is gonna make the list for sure. Yeah. So now we kind of skip around and. Not have one. They did not. Okay. That wasn't really a musical. It was a musical, which is why I didn't really add anything. It was okay. Well, they all had these. They all had these songs that they added that were more they got from other artists. And they were just normal songs that didn't have anything to do with movies. So that's why I did that. That doesn't count. Okay, so for Moana, we're jumping a few years. We have Moana. We have how far I'll go by alessia Cara. Alessia? Let's see a Cara. I didn't like it. I like her voice. This was, you know, speaking of we've entered an era. I feel like with the Demi Lovato to a little bit but more so this girl, we have entered the auto tune era. Her just listening to this compared to the original version, I'm just like this is not enjoyable to listen to. It's so overproduced. But it uses all of the fun of the original film or the original song. I can get with yeah. All right, next one, even though it's like, it's not a musical. It was still written for this. And I really just hear it enough that I'm like, okay, we'll throw you in there. So you've got to try everything by Shakira or sung by Shakira. And I think it's fun to sound great. This sounds great. I think feel like this song really made an impact and you heard this place. Yes, yes after the fact. Yeah. And I know that the reason why they chose her is because zootopia was supposed to be like it everywhere kind of a kind of a place, and so they wanted somebody who could go to everywhere. They wanted somebody who was more international more than America that is exporting, but something that we would actually import. And I'll be honest, America doesn't import a lot from other places. They just don't like to, but Shakira somehow figured out how to beat the game. Yeah. She does a great job and I love her. So, good for her. And I like this song. Okay. Good one. Now we're moving into frozen two. So we already did frozen. We did zootopia and now frozen two is panic at the disco into the unknown. I am a big big fan of this version. Oh yeah. I really like them. I also like, this is what they use as the credits, but I also like how they did a remake of lost in the Woods with weezer because I like we started to yes, but panic has a disco. He's so good. So, so good. Yeah, this one, you know, he's a yes. I'm not gonna say he's a legit singer, but he, there's not the auto tune. Yes, that's hard to listen to, like, in how far I'll go. Right. And it's just such a cool version. And he has such an amazing voice that this is actually a song that you're going to want to listen to again and again. Right. The music video for this song is kind of fun too 'cause it's got this like gold jacket on it was like cool. I'm cool. Video are cool dude. But it's just funny. All right. And then I actually added this one late. This one should go up higher on the list. This is the if I never knew you love thing by John sakata and this is from some honest. Yeah, yeah, so we kind of talked about this one in our love songs and you know when they kind of force it on you with the. Oh, we've done an updated version. Here's some new animation and I think this one was fine, left as just an end credit song that was just it gave it something a little different that you got to like, hey, this is a cool song if I ever knew you. It's actually the lyrics very much tied to the ending of the song or ending of the movie. You know, they've just departed. And so this is a song that yeah, we don't have to hear them seeing it for it to continue the movie through the end credits. And so I think the way that they did that was perfectly fine instead of like, we need to have this big moment where they're singing about it. It works as an end credits for sure. Yes. I think more than as a love song in the movie. I get behind that as well. It's definitely how I would put it as well. So, I'm gonna let you do your top first and I'm gonna figure out mine. Okay, so here is my list. Number ten, it's probably not gonna be on anyone else's list, but I really like this song. Someday from the hunchback of Notre-Dame. Number 9, try everything Shakira singing that one. Number 8, something that I want from tangled. Number 7 into the no. For frozen two, let it go from frozen. Number 6, reflection that R&B remix with miss Christina Aguilera. Number four, A Star Is Born. It's so so good because it's like an end credits and closing song. Number three, a whole new world, you can not deny how amazing that version is. Number two, can you feel the love tonight with Elton John and number one Beauty and the Beast, the grand daddy, sets the bar so high, it did it so well. All right, so I have decided on my final top ten and here we go. We're gonna start out with number ten. Try everything from Shakira. Number 9 is reflection. My girl Christina number 8 seeing it I to I number 7 let it go let it go thank you Demi. Number 6 a whole new world thank you people Bryson. Number 5 can you feel the love tonight Elton John you bring it on? Number four gonna shout it from the mountain tops A Star Is Born. Number three, Celine Dion brings us beauty. Number two panic at the disco sings into the unknown. And number one, oh I just can't wait to be king. Thank you, Elton John. So that is my top ten. So those are our list guys. That was the list so fun. I hate, who who'da thought, you know, 229 episodes into this. 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"raven symone" Discussed on Animation Addicts Podcast
"You I probably hit radio. Didn't do super well, but it was the thing. Okay, so the next song is one of those that it's like, it's only funny when you know the whole story behind the emperor's new groove. Because what box? If you could find a copy of the sweat box, please do look online, find it somewhere. It's out there. But you watch this movie and it talks about the whole story behind how this whole movie came around. And so you and I everybody knows the song couscous. That is the last. That is the only song from the original movie that was actually put into this movie. And I think because they just felt bad for the fact that they totally cut sting out of the whole movie process and was like, yeah, the whole thing we had you work on for months on end. We didn't like any of it, so we're cutting out of it. And the only thing left that they're like, I guess we'll use my funny friend and me as the end credit song. When it's like, you listen, you watch the movie and you get to the final ending credits and it's just so weird. Like, the cut and moving stuff. That sucks dude. Yeah. And the song isn't even good. It's just not. It's not even a funny song. It's just weird. Yeah, I was watching it again, and I was like, or listening to it again. I do not approve. Yeah. I mean, they have, I mean, it says okay, I'm looking at the soundtrack cover. It says, plus performances by Tom Jones, Eartha Kitt, and rascal flats. Like, what classical flat song did you guys do? It must've just been like, hey, this is the soundtrack, even though nothing is. Because it was just like maybe it was another end credit song. But that didn't make it to the actual movie, but it was just on the records. Yeah, yeah. All right, whatever. So it was a bit of a mess. We do. It was. Now we can go into the song where the dream takes you, which is from this is the only song from Atlantis that I've included on any of these songs because it's the only song from the soundtrack that has words. But it's like the only time I really wanted to bring it up was because it was sung by Maya and I remember like the commercial that she did in preparation for this movie coming out. It's like, hi, I'm Maya. I'm singing the next song on Atlantis. And if you listen to the song and it's just like, it's so campy. So I can't, 'cause you got like people whispering in the back. The way you were. Just like, oh God. Yeah. It wasn't a good one. They tried. Yeah, yeah. But then we move into any time you need a friend from home on the range. And as we've said, as I've stated before, I really like the soundtrack to this movie even though I didn't like the movie. And this song I really enjoy listening to. There I'll be yeah. And that's all I have to say. It was performed by Ella menken. Which is which is shocking. Yeah. Normally, I mean, you never hear them except for on a demo track. But at this point, you know, this is home of the range. This is the Cal that did us in. And did they just not have a budget to do bring in the big person? And they're like, yeah, we gotta do something with Alan. Hey, you want to take it? I liked your version well enough. Just stick with yours. Yeah, yeah. I mean, maybe did they know that they were going to be closing down the studio? I don't know. I couldn't imagine doing this. You usually like, you're hoping for a win, right? You're like, well, this is gonna be a bomb. Right. I still working on chicken little at the time. Yeah. Which I left I did bring in this song from chicken little. I started listening to it again, we talked about in previous episodes that I have not seen chicken little, so I was listening to this and shake your tail set like they just lead into it like this to start the talking leading into the singing. Yes. And then the whole song is about shaker tail feather. I was just like, oh my gosh. What is happening? Why? No. It's the cheetah girls, and it's like, oh gosh. Raven symone. And they're like, oh, fabulous. Okay. Yep. Well, that happened. All right, so moving on to princess and the frog. It's never knew I needed. Let's find a place it's like, oh yes, with yo, is his name? Yeah. Yeah, yeah. That is big. I was big on princess and the frog. Just because it was the return of 2D animation. It's crazy to think now. This home on the rage came out in 2004, I believe, and this was 2009. So it took a 5 year gap. And now looking back, it was like, and whatever it was like 5 years, but sad to say, but at the time, it was huge that 5 years was every theme. It was just, we needed it and they came back with a princess film, it was a black princess, it was gonna be amazing. Oh my goodness, everything. It was a musical. And so I loved everything about this film. I watched it so much. The soundtrack listened to it over. So this song is part of the songs to me. You know, it's part of the it's just, yeah, when I hear it, I'm like, oh yeah, that's princess frog, but it's again, it's one of these ones where it doesn't have much to do with the actual movie. It feels slightly disconnected. Yeah. All right, next we have from tangled. Something that I want, which has got like clapping and come on. Fun instrumentation, and it's a fun song. Yeah, I like it. It's fun. It's fun. When I hear it, I don't think, oh, tangled, you know, 'cause it's like, I kind of am used to the R&B remix stuff and this was the time. During a time when they were like, oh no, they're making fun of us because of the R and P remixes. So let's step away from this. But I was so glad when for frozen, they brought them back. In some way. Oh yeah. And they have Demi. That was more of a pop remix. Yeah. So you have Demi Lovato sings let it go and I remember this one came out before the movie and the lyrics are slightly different in like one in the middle. Yeah, I have I very fond memories of this era this era. Totally. And yeah. I have a story that one of my the people that I had connections to told me the lyrics for this song, the original song before it came out, but it was like after this one came out. And so I just remember like talking and like, oh, getting the lyrics from them and they're just like, oh my gosh, this is amazing. I can't believe this is happening to me. So yeah, that plays into it all too. It's cool. Yeah. This was.
"raven symone" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM
"A song in 2018 for girls like you Okay with the skinny leg you put it to the top And then just like that they finally got another number one hit Because of Cardi B I just wow What was the bad cop in that Cardi B chapter arguing That would justify any claim that she wasn't having the best year ever Because I mean once you lay out those stats it's like how would anyone disagree How was the bad cop in that chapter disagreement with Cardi B's best year So that's to me like my favorite little sneaky trick in that chapter is that the bad cop in this case shows up automatically dismissing it without knowing anything And it's just like it's air It's a big box of air He's just saying other names without providing any sort of information or any sort of detail or any sort of real argument And that is often how arguing about rap arguing about anything goes on the Internet You say a thing somebody else says that thing in opposition of that because they can Can you explain it a little further And they're like no that's all I'm going to say because that's just what I felt like Typing into my phone and then sending it to your phone You know what I'm saying Yeah Well and then it's like when you start to think about some of the critiques of a rapper like Cardi B easily some of it is gendered You know Absolutely People thumb their noses that Cardi B became a successful rapper after having a career in reality TV People don't ever talk about how Drake had a successful career in rap Posing as this really hard tough rapper after being an actor on a Canadian teen drama for years called degrassi It's like we see these paths and these trajectories in these careers differently based on things like gender a lot So what I enjoyed about your Cardi B chapter it was just like no no no baby Here are the numbers here at the fact You can not argue with this You can't argue with it You just can't Once it's all laid out there's no other conclusion to come to than she had the best 2018 of anybody You can add that to the list of the great individual years that anybody has ever had in the history of rap Like if we're just talking numbers plus quality of music she's up there I want to move on to another great woman in rap Missy Elliott You're Missy chapter was full of all kinds of feels and I loved it Yeah And I think the best way to talk about that chapter in your thoughts on Missy is to open with a Missy story that I had never heard before until you wrote it in your book and I read that She once wrote a rap song for a very young Raven symone Please tell all of our listeners about all of that because I had no idea Okay So Missy early in her career she writes a produces this song for Raven Simone That's what little girls are made of Raymond someone at the time was a child.
"raven symone" Discussed on It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders
"Degrassi. You know, it's like we see these paths and these trajectories and these careers differently based on things like gender a lot. So what I enjoyed about your Cardi B chapter, it was just like, no, no, no baby. Here are the numbers here are the facts. You can not argue with this. You can't argue with it. You just can't. Once it's all laid out, there's no other conclusion to come to than she had the best 2018 of anybody. You can add that to the list of the great individual years that anybody has ever had in the history of rap. Like if we're just talking numbers plus quality of music, she's up there. I gotta tell you, even though that song I like it came out in 2018, there's a really great dance kind of trap where you mix from Dylan Francis, but I still play at least once a week. The I like it, Dylan Francis remix, listeners. It will make your head spot. It's so good. All right, coming up, we will get into Missy Elliott's career. And we'll talk about the backstory of her iconic look from her music video for The Rain. You know, the big oversized black leather garbage bag thing. Oh look, which I love. Turns out it was much deeper than you may know. This message comes from NPR sponsor forward. The smartest investment you will ever make is one for your future health. That's why you need forward, intelligent medicine with a personal touch. It's time to invest in a doctor that's invested in you and your long-term health. Check out forward at go forward dot com. Support for this podcast and the following message come from HelloFresh. HelloFresh offers so many recipes to choose from each week with calorie smart vegetarian and family friendly options to help you break out of your recipe rut and make home cooking easy again. And with HelloFresh's pre portioned ingredients and step by step instructions, that means less prep, less waste, and no grocery shopping or meal planning on this week's menu. For 14 free meals, including free shipping, go to HelloFresh dot com slash 14 minute and use code 14 minute. I want to move on to another great woman in rap. Missy Elliott. You're Missy chapter was full of all kinds of feels and I loved it. And I think the best way to talk about that chapter in your thoughts on Missy is to open with a Missy story that I had never heard before until you wrote it in your book and I read that. She once wrote a rap song for a very young Raven symone all of our listeners about all of that because I had no idea. Okay, so Missy, early in her career, she writes a produces this song for Raven symone's called. That's what little girls are made of. Raymond some of the time was a child. She was a child rapper. In the song, there's a brief feature in a child star. Like she was on the Cosby show for a long time. Yeah, yeah, exactly stuff like that, right? Yeah, she's all over the place. They're doing the thing where they're like, well, let's cash in on this while we can. So they have her do the song. The song is great. It's great for kid rapping, but it features a very brief cameo or feature verse from Missy Elliott. And when they filmed the video for it, Missy got replaced. They just replaced her with a thinner woman who had lighter skin in this woman just sort of lip sync to Missy's parts. And then Missy talked about it later on in interviews that she got told after the fact that per the record label, she didn't have the right look to be included in the video. That is so awful, right? She talked about it with The Guardian in 2001. This is the quote that she has. She said, they'd broken my heart. They said I could sing. I could write, but I looked wrong. That was the lowest thing you could say. Wow. I didn't forget it. So that happens in 1993. Yeah. And then four years later, we fast forward a little bit. Missy has parlayed her growing reputation as a songwriter and producer into this unique situation. Records offers her her own label under the condition that she delivers them a solo project of her own. So that's what she ends up doing. That's how we get super duper fly in 1997. And on this album, the very first video for it that Missy chose to make for it is The Rain. It's probably her most famous song. I take some insulin. Which is one of the best music videos of all time. I feel like there was a good two years where MTV had to play it every 7 minutes. It was a pivotal moment and rap video history. Unquestionably, the song is incredible here. Yeah. But so she makes her album. This is the first single. This is the first video that she's doing. And then later, the most iconic shot of her career is of Missy and the inflated with air, black leather outfit. And she's like center picture. It looks like a big garbage bag. It looks like garbage. Yeah, that's exactly what it looks like. It's on the cover of the book, is one of my favorite rap images ever. So she's there. And she's in the big inflated leather outfit center picture. This is a hype Williams video. He's using the fisheye lens. It's just like such an interesting thing to see Missy finally in full creative control of her career in the first thing she chooses to show everyone was an exaggerated version of the things that she'd been told were bad about herself previously. Like everything they said was wrong with her. Too big, too black. Oh, I'll show you. I'm too big. I'm too black. She put it right on there. And then, when you listen to the beginning of the song, she's just saying over and over again. Me, I'm super fly, super duper fly, super duper flat. Which says that ten times in a row. She's showing you a picture and then she's telling you, this is a good thing. This is a good thing. This is a good thing. This is a good thing, right? And so this whole setup, the imagery, the declaration, the unwavering confidence. Very clearly to me watching it afterward is like a you move. Like I'm gonna go out of my way to prove this to you sort of. I'm the only person on the planet who can do this kind of move. It was a perfect moment. It was undeniable. And then from that moment forward, from the first minute of the first video of her first album, everybody knew that Missy Elliott was special. Everybody knew that Missy Elliott was different. Everybody knew that she was going to do something incredible with her career. And then she went in like she did it. She called her shot and then she did it. And I love it. Yeah. Well, and this is yet another example of the book and what it did for me. I thought I knew all there was to know about Missy Elliott. I did not. And I think this video of hers that I love for The Rain. I didn't reconsider the imagery in that video until reading this chapter. And it's like, oh, of course. There's some meta commentary here. Missy Elliott and a big black leather garbage bag. Means a lot more than just a person in a big black leather garbage bag. It is a commentary on race and size and gender in class, and she's saying F all y'all, you will respect me. I am super duper fly. I love it. Yeah, it's when you spend that much time just researching a thing or studying a thing. You're always going to learn stuff like that always happens to me. And you don't know any of this stuff until you learn the stuff. You know what I'm saying? I didn't know any of this until I started researching, and then, oh, this all fits together at all. It all makes sense. I want to, if you're cool with it, spend a little time with two chapters in your book that get at a piece of hip hop history that we should never.
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I am not a natural public speaker and get huge waves of anxiety before speak to the world's media get really nervous and find distressful to try to engage. Give you the best answers. I can so here. In paris. I was already feeling vulnerable and anxious so i thought it was better to exercise self care and skip the press conferences. I announced it preemptively. Because do for like the rules are quite outdated parts and i wanted to highlight that mahindra. They only soccer. I feel a million percent. I don't give a damn staying healthy the most important thing that we all can do and i'm glad that people are taking their mid to help that serious. There's nothing more exhausting being in your own head being overwhelmed by everything around you. I respect her for unplugging and dealing with the consequences of that unplugging well she had to pay fifteen thousand dollar fine for refusing to attend mandatory post-match press conferences at the french open then. She withdrew from the tournament on monday. Because of that depression. In that post that i read to you now so our piers morgan was going on her and he was calling her a brat for refusing to speak to media in order to protect her mental health and he also says she took a page out of the playbook of meghan. And harry. Somebody tells you that dealing with mental health issues and you respond by calling them a break way to go peers. That's the way to do it. And she's like he just gave this whole thing about what she's been dealing with about her anxiety and her mental health and then he bullies her for that. She's twenty three years old and it's not like she was losing one are unplugging and dealing with the consequences of than plugging fine is just an investment in her mental wealth. That's the way i look at it. I respected ra blair underwood and wife Desert dacosta have put out a joint statement about their divorce. They are calling it quits. They've been married for twenty seven years. They said it would be. They continue to put their kids. Best interest i. According to people magazine they said after a tremendous amount of thought prayer and work on ourselves individually and collectively. We have come to the conclusion and our marriage that began twenty seven years ago. It has truly been a beautiful journey. And i know that sucks. I saw them together. One time when i was in new orleans eating at niaz very nice. You know can't get you to that point after twenty seven years. 'cause you would think that like after twenty seven years there's nothing you can work through. Someone who gives you point out. Are right now ravens. Simone and her weight loss. Let's discuss this. She's thirty five years old and she shared a video celebrating the fact that she lost twenty eight pounds pounds down. Check out the chin. Babe i got a whole different face going on just so you guys know. I am twenty eight pounds down. We started a little exercise journey together. And we're still filming it. Share it with you guys as soon as it's all done but i think it's safe to say it's kind of like transformative. I mean you see that. I look like i have a neg- congratulations to her. I could stand to lose about fifteen mme self was her her wife miranda pyramid day. And you know people were not happy about her. You know being excited about her journey to weight loss. I saw people were yes. They said that her remarks triggering and a fitting example of cultures effect on society. Here i we're not. Are you infos coming man. One after terrestrial is coming to bring some balance. Why are you mad at somebody. Because they're celebrating their weight loss journeys. How could that trigger someone. Losing chiasso had said that she's going to be doing a forty eight hour fast and there's nothing wrong with that it's okay. It's your body and a lot of times when people do fast it is also because they're trying to give their oregon's break from having to break down food so it's a good thing to do at times. If you choose to do that. How could somebody to you in a negative way. That's i guess if you have issues with food and weight loss and things like that you can't lose weight like yeah. I guess if you had like some sort of trauma with your own weight loss or laco loss we've rows whatever the case hearing other people talk about. I guess can be triggering for some and it was interesting. Nobody got mad. It will smith for that and he's been showing off his whole fitness progress in new clips after he discussed how he gained. Honestly see anybody at him. Well i haven't seen anything since posted that he added dad. But i guess more people can relate it right. You didn't see the video of him in his briefs on a rotating platform. 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