How many amazing things can you cover in one relatively short interview with Rick Ross from Bon Appetit's blog? All the things. These things, for instance:
- The lead photo, in which Rick Ross looks remarkably like your uncle on a lazy Saturday afternoon. Outside the frame, you imagine, is a pitcher of lemonade and a couple people playing Marco Polo.
- The implication that the soundtrack to said lazy Saturday afternoon is God Forgives, I Don't. This has probably happened at least once. It probably has not happened countless times. Even assuming it's that sort of album--this takes time. At least give it a few months, you know? You can't just declare a barbecue classic before you've even fired up the grill.
- Rick Ross's recipe for... grilled broccoli-cheese tilapia. Think of the quintessential Rick Ross-related food item; that is not it.
- Rick Ross's recipe for a microwaved Honey Bun with a slice of cheese. Again, think of the quintessential Rick Ross-related food item; this still isn't it (it's from the days of lower food budgets), which is probably a good thing.
- Rick Ross mentioning waking up in the middle of the day, such a regular occurrence, the sort of thing you just toss into a sentence without ado.
- This quote: "I love that cheese."
- This other quote:
BA: Do you have a strategy for eating on a plane?
RR: You keep it light. You don't want to use those little bathrooms.
Lest they hold him back, clearly.
The newly passed "BTS Law" allows K-pop stars to defer mandatory military service.
This week South Korea's National Assembly passed a law that is sure to have BTS ARMY cheering them on.
Generally speaking, all South Korean men are required to spend at least 18 months enlisted in the military, with the final cut-off for entry at age 28. But the new legislation — informally referred to as "The BTS Law" — will allow K-pop stars who meet certain requirements to defer until the age of 30.
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"I want to share with you that I am trans, my pronouns are he/they and my name is Elliot."
Academy Award-nominated actor Elliot Page has come out as transgender.
Page, known for his roles in films like Juno, Whip It, and Inception, announced his coming out in a social media post today. "Hi friends, I want to share with you that I am trans, my pronouns are he/they and my name is Elliot," he wrote. "I feel lucky to be writing this. To be here. To have arrived at this place in my life."
Every year, Spotify listeners win out over devotees to other streaming platforms when they unveil their Spotify Wrapped playlists — a data driven analysis of what the year sounded like.
And while this year's personal Spotify Wrapped summaries are still loading, Spotify just released their data for their most streamed global music and podcasts of the year.
Announced the week following the Grammy nominations, Spotify Wrapped feels like vindication for artists who were snubbed by the awards committee, like The Weeknd and Halsey.
The summary also analyzed trends of when and how people were listening to content, noting increased popularity in nostalgia-themed playlists and work-from-home-themed playlists. Spotify users were understandably playing music from home more, which even caused an uptick in streaming music from gaming consoles. Listeners also tuned obsessively into wellness podcasts like never before.
After months of on and off again speculation, Rihanna and A$AP Rocky seem to be dating.
Obviously, this is good news if it's true. Can you imagine? For the coordinating outfits alone, I need it.
There have been a ton of icky white rappers over the years, but these take the cake.
On this day in 1990, Vanilla Ice's "Under Pressure" reboot "Ice, Ice Baby" debuted at No. 1 in the UK, kickstarting a Billboard run that would soon carry over to the states and invigorate a fleeting love for Vanilla Ice and his whole...vibe.
Of course, we all know how it ends. Vanilla Ice's credibility and career unraveled as quickly as it began. "Ice Ice Baby" took on a satirical identity larger than its creator, all while Robert Van Wrinkle refused to pay royalties (or even give a shout-out) to Freddie Mercury and David Bowie despite liberally sampling the track's true creators. Ice instead tried to cultivate a hollow rap identity, one where he was a hardened former-gang member from Miami and not a middle-class teen from a Texas suburb. The chorus of the song then came under fire by a black fraternity, who accused Vanilla Ice of ripping off their fraternal chant ("ice ice baby/ too cold, too cold.")