Justin Bieber is apparently serious about his charity drive. How serious? Serious enough to forever put an end to snake jokes. (Get them out of the way now, or--fine, just keep them in mind throughout the post, you're probably going to anyway.)
Yes, no longer will Bieber be able to ask the question "do you wanna hold my Johnson?" (Which happened, in case you forgot.) You kind of wonder whether he's auctioning off the snake after everyone in his camp got sick of hearing the joke every time both Bieber and boa were in the room. But either way, it's for a good cause--and by that, we mean Pencils of Promise, not old jokes dismissed with "boys will be boys" silliness.
That said, at the time of posting, "Trisha & Ashley" had already gone in for $1,361.11, so there's a substantial monetary commitment involved. Which is fine; boa constrictors require substantial time commitments (more than a decade; another reason why he might be auctioning it.) But we'd be remiss not to keep you informed on any Justin Bieber snake auction activity, so here you go. Bid wisely. And please ask your parents first.
Breaking down the bias of comfort films.
With the constant onslaught of complicated news that 2020 has brought, sometimes you just want to be able to shut off your brain, relax, and feel happy.
Enter comfort films. These are the feel-good movies that feel like a warm hug when you finish them, the ones that allow you to escape for a short while. We often turn to these types of films in times of trouble or extreme stress, and when we're not sure what films of this nature we should watch, we turn to the Internet for options.
25 years ago, pop stars and rappers were were expected to stay in their respective lanes. But Mariah Carey proved that hip-hop and pop were a match made in heaven—changing popular music as we know it.
Hip-Hop is pop—not in sound, but rather in terms of influence and authority.
Certainly pure pop—pasteurized and whipped into its ultimate peak in the early 2010s—is still breathing, though despite its name, the genre's reign as the chieftain of popular music has ended.
Drake and Bad Bunny are as much of pop stars in 2020 as Carly Rae Jepsen and Kesha were in 2012. Spotify reports that, at this very moment, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion's "WAP" is the most-streamed song in the United States. Immediately following that is trap-pop cut "Mood," a TikTok-famous summer bop by 24kGoldn and Iann Dior, two of many rising zoomer rappers who have embraced Hip-Hop's guidance in most melodic forms, like trap-pop, emo rap, alternative hip-hop, and pop-rap. And if that's not enough to give Hip-Hop a throne, Nielsen Music has confirmed that eight of the top 10 artists of 2020 so far are, of course, rappers.