S**t Your Faves Just Did
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July 29, 2021 at 11:16 pm
In case you missed it, here is a list of the top five things your favorite celebrities just did.
Saweetie partnered with McDonald's for their celebrity collaboration meal series.
Rapper Saweetie has partnered with McDonald’s in their series of celebrity collaboration meals, CNN reported.
Her limited-time meal includes a Big Mac, four-piece Chicken McNuggets, medium fries, a medium Sprite and a BBQ sauce dubbed "Saweetie 'N Sour" in honor of the collaboration. The company also created "icy new packaging" inspired by Saweetie’s marketing logos.
Previously, McDonald’s worked with artists like J Balvin, Travis Scott and most recently, K-pop group, BTS.
Since the “famous orders platform” debuted last year, the company has observed an overwhelming public response.
During one of their collaborations, BTS helped boost sales by 25.9% at U.S. restaurants, a move that surpassed analysts' expectations. Travis Scott’s partnership meal was such a success that a number of locations ran out of supplies.
"We saw significant lifts in McNuggets sales and record-breaking levels of social engagement," CEO Chris Kempczinski said on Wednesday's earnings call about the promotion.
The “Saweetie Meal” goes on sale Aug. 9 at U.S. McDonald’s locations.
Simone Biles’ Instagram post with Jordan Chiles showed just how solid their friendship truly is.
Biles posted a playful photo with her teammate and best friend, Chiles, on Wednesday, proving how tight the two have become.
“that’s my bestfriend, she a real bad b 🎶,” the Olympian wrote on Instagram, quoting the lyrics to “Best Friend” by Saweetie featuring Doja Cat.
Biles and her partner in crime have become close over the years after they roomed together at the World Championships Centre in 2018.
Chiles, who cited the 24-year-old as her biggest motivation, says she will be there to support Biles “no matter what.”
"I really can't say a lot because she has to tell her own story," Chiles told Today’s Savannah Guthrie following Biles’ withdrawal from Olympic gymnastics events. "But all I know is I'm going to support her no matter what. I am her teammate. I'm her best friend. She is my ride or die. I will forever be by her side."
Singer Jamila Woods released stunning cover of Tracy Chapman's "Fast Car."
Singer-songwriter Jamila Woods beautifully covered the legendary Tracy Chapman's "Fast Car" for independent label Jaguwar's 25th-anniversary album.
The album, Join The Ritual, features covers by multiple recording artists such as Nap Eyes, S. Carey, Okay Kaya and more and includes the singers' influences, as Blavity previously reported.
According to Pitchfork, the Chicago native released a concept album in 2020 that was influenced by her favorite icons including Zora Neale Hurston, James Baldwin, Frida Kahlo and Toni Morrison.
"The novel shows the evolution of friendship between two Black women and how they choose to navigate society's strict gender roles and rules of respectability," Woods said.
"Returning to the story several years later, it gave me permission to reject confining ideas about my identity designed to shrink my spirit," she said. "It reminded me to embrace my tenderness, my sensitivities, my ways of being in my body. This song is a mantra to allow my self space to experience my gender, love, intimacy, and sexuality on my own terms."
The label shared the full tracklist for the album which is available for pre-order and is scheduled for release on Sept. 24.
Halle Bailey clapped back at Twitter users who said her sister Chloe is "overhyped."
Halle Bailey was not having it when a Twitter user came for her sister, Chloe, calling her “overhyped.”
“I feel like Chloe Bailey is cute but y’all be overhyping shawty,” they wrote on Twitter.
Halle chimed in and basically shut things down before they even began.
"Girl let's not start,” she wrote before a series of angel emojis and smiley faces. "Be blessed!! God loves you too!!!”
The Bailey sisters have been the subject of scrutiny in previous instances, particularly Halle, who was the target of racially charged backlash after she was cast as Ariel in the live-action version of The Little Mermaid.
“I feel like I’m dreaming and I’m just grateful and I don’t pay attention to the negativity,” she said in an interview with Variety. “I just feel like this role was something bigger than me and greater and it’s going to be beautiful. I’m just so excited to be a part of it.”
Musician Questlove addressed DaBaby's homophobic comments.
Questlove is adding to the laundry list of artists who have publicly criticized DaBaby for making homophobic comments.
As Blavity previously reported, DaBaby has received intense backlash for spewing homophobic rhetoric during a performance at the Rolling Loud Festival in Miami.
“If you didn’t show up today with HIV, AIDS, any of them deadly sexually-transmitted diseases that’ll make you die in two, three weeks, put a cell phone lighter up,” DaBaby told the Rolling Loud audience. “Fellas, if you ain’t suckin’ d**k in the parking lot, put your cell phone lights up.”
The Philadelphia native took the time to address DaBaby’s remarks, which he called “f**ked up.”
“I was hypothetically asked if I was curating an updated version of #SummerOfSoul who would be my acts? I gave my dream list. And now I’m updating my list —— because it’s 2021 & fuck the bullshit,” Questlove wrote in an Instagram post. “I’m especially not here for any savagery (if you’re lost: Google the idiocy of the crossed out).”
“I’m not trine be all performative smurf & create a social flogging or start some click bait headlines. That’s missing the point. But right is right & his actions are wrong,” he continued. “Somebody Gotta say it: Homophobia/Transphobia/Xenophobia/Misogyny/Racism —— this should go w/o saying is morally wrong.”
DaBaby has since apologized for his comments but failed to take accountability for promoting misinformation about HIV/AIDS.
"I tell fans to put a cellphone light in the air y'all start a million man March," he tweeted. "I told you y'all digested that wrong but I ain't gone lie I'm impressed. Now show this same amount of support when a racist cop kill one of our black ass…YA NOT."
"Anybody who done ever been effected by AIDS/HIV y'all got the right to be upset, what I said was insensitive even though I have no intentions on offending anybody. So my apologies," he said in a subsequent tweet. "But the LGBT community... I ain't trippin on y'all, do you. y'all business is y'all business."