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I don't work in the music industry but I have lots of friends in LA that do. It's a pretty well-known fact that Billie is lying about her age - she's actually 20, not 18. But celebrities do this all the time so it's not really a huge shock lol This is 100% true. My friend works for a company that partners with Universal and she had a massive, large-scale backing by the industry before her album debuted. Also, I don't mind her either, but I think five Grammy's was a little excessive.
Following these girls isn't even fun anymore, which is a shame because I used to love their songs and choreography. Their performances are lackluster now and you can tell they're being stretched incredibly fucking thin by their agency. People regularly shit on Jennie, but I feel like her and all of the other girls are extremely depressed. I feel terrible for them. Their next comeback is going to be their last, I guarantee it. I hope YG cuts them loose soon because it's just starting to get sad at this point. I can barely watch.
Barbie Skeletor has used his breakup strategically well, I see. Garnering sympathy from his fans has always been the perfect way to direct them away from legitimate criticism (the issues with the shipping of his palettes, him blocking customers on Twitter). The perfectly crafted video with all of his dogs carefully placed in the background, paired with his poorly staged instagram story with him sobbing and telling people to swipe up is truly the icing on the cake. Call me an insensitive asshole, but I feel no pity for Jeffree Star. If Nate truly "hated" being in the spotlight, why put him in your videos and constantly make references about sucking each other's dicks? It's one thing to be in the spotlight, but it's another thing to thrust in front of someone and say extremely personal things like that, which is what Jeffree has been doing for years. The fact that there are so many inconsistencies with Nate's location and the people he's been talking to proves that there's some dishonestly at play. I don't really care. For all we know, they could've been broken up for MONTHS and we just didn't know. Regardless, I think it's good that Nate has split off from him. Jeffree Star has a record of creating drama (and throwing Nate into it!), pushing meaningless things to their boundaries, and broadcasting every waking moment of his life and his feelings on social media. Fuck it, I'd be out of there in a couple of years, too!
Don't know if this has been heavily discussed in this thread yet, but does anyone feel that Blackpink is singing songs that were originally meant for 2NE1? I saw a video from a kpop channel that theorized that "Don't Know What to Do," "Forever Young," and "Playing with Fire" were all originally meant for 2NE1 because the songs sounded like they were from 2014-2015. I think "Playing with Fire" is the clearest example because I think Lisa's rapping sounds different than her usual style and sounds nearly identical to CL's. On top of that, lines in the song are distributed more heavily towards Lisa, which is less common in BP songs but would make more sense for CL in 2NE1 songs. Link for people curious. Sorry if this has been talked about before but I'm a newer fan and I've been thinking about it lately. Has this theory been proven at all or have people done more analysis online?
I don't know why people in the comments are saying "Why are you commenting? It's none of your business!" It was STEPHANIE who decided to make the video. She could have easily gotten a lawyer and cut off contact with Nik. She could have easily made a different video explaining the situation WITHOUT a thumbnail of herself crying, saying she's "scared" of him while simultaneously taunting him in the tags. She could have moved on after the video, but she decided to milk the situation further by creating merch in order to remind us that she is a VICTIM of Nikocado's "bullying" and that she is a righteous good girl who donates money to good causes. Trisha is 100% fucking right, and she has every right to talk about these people and state her opinion because it was THEM (but mainly Stephanie) who decided to make their private business an online spectacle. The only reason people are getting mad at her is because she's dragging Stephanie. People seem to be fine with other mukbangers dragging Nik, but the moment Trisha speaks her opinion people hate her.
Even though Greg isn't legally insane and he's doing these videos for attention, has anyone online attempted to call the police and have them conduct a welfare check on him or something of the sort? I'm legitimately stunned that he has children and the authorities have done nothing.
This was what I was thinking from the beginning. Like, yeah, Nik is an absolute shithead, and I'm glad she called him out, but she also brought up the #MeToo movement? Not downplaying his manipulative behavior at all, but #MeToo is primarily about sexual harassment and assault and putting Nik against that backdrop when he did NOT do anything of the sort is misleading and not appropriate, imho Also, I know it was for charity, but making "In-N-Out of Sleep" merch was weird as hell to me. Didn't she say that she just wanted to put the whole situation to rest and heal? Why is she asking people to buy merch of a phrase that she said she was hurt by? I don't know. You could argue that she's using the new attention on her platform to support a good cause, but I feel it's poor form to make a video like that and then sell merch about it.
Steph's new video just solidifies how weird and creepy Nik is. The fact he's constantly messaging her about her house/security system/Veronica is just really fucking weird. On top of that, him using Zach's text messages is really fucked. Was it all right for Stephanie to make an entire video about Nik? Maybe, maybe not. But his obsessive and manipulative behavior is pretty clear based on his OWN video and Stephanie's response. He should've just apologized instead of calling her feelings "a total hit job" and making a video literally the length of a feature film.
Super good point. Hansen has often brought up the cult aspect and I think a lot of us gloss over it or ignore it (which makes sense, considering that's not what most of us focus on when we talk about Greg). I honestly would not be surprised if the FBI comes out within the year and nails him with huge charges on things that we weren't even aware of. Also, there have been a lot of dark web busts over the past few years (drug markets, huge child pornography sites) and they'll let them operate for a while and then make huge arrests out of nowhere. If the FBI is truly investigating Greg then I wouldn't be surprised if everything happened at once.
I remember when her and Freddie were in a video where they wore different foundations with the same name, and Freddie said "I think calling foundations names like 'mocha' and 'hazelnut' are fetishizing towards women of color." And when everyone called them out on how ridiculous they sounded Kristin tweeted, "For everyone criticizing our video, you don't get to decide what's fetishizing or not." Like girl, it's not that deep lmfao. Kristin, Jazzmyne, Joyce, and Lindsay are some of the most loud and obnoxious people in Buzzfeed and I can barely sit through any videos with them anymore. Jazz especially annoys me. I remember she was in one of Michelle Khare's workout videos and before it was published, a few months prior Jazz was complaining on instagram about how she had to take walks up a hill every weekend. I think she said she ubered back to her house or something lmfao.
I'm actually really happy and proud of her for making the decision to go to NYC. I live in Socal and a lot of people find LA to be cliquey and shallow, especially among people who are influencers. I think NYC has a different energy that might be good for her and her goals (whatever they may be). It's not going to magically cure her depression but I really think it's a really good start. I dunno. She needs to stop rambling on about sex and needs to cut the awkward jokes, but she's in her early 20s and is still figuring herself out. Hopefully things turn out well.
Steven Lim (from Worth It) is also with them as well. Good for them. Worth It and Unsolved are the only things keeping Buzzfeed relevant right now. I watched a Try Guys video recently where Keith bluntly stated that Buzzfeed wasn't paying him enough. Glad more employees are realizing their worth and walking away.
I know about Kenna but don't actively contribute to these threads so forgive me if someone else has said this before. This is just my impression (after working in Tokyo for a while this year), but Kenna is honestly just another "lost" foreigner who's coming to Tokyo to escape her mundane life in the US. No purpose, no goals. She's just coming to Japan to run around and escape her home country. There's tons of people like her who do this. No intention of talking to Japanese people, seriously learning the language, or contributing to society in a meaningful way. Just blowing their parents' money and not taking anything seriously. There are lots of huge, really exciting communities of young foreigners in Tokyo, and I can't see her vibing with a lot of people out there because of her pretentious personality. She's probably too "good" for karaoke nights, going out to clubs, or going to art shows with other foreigners. No shit she wants to move back. Everyone she met probably thought she was a jerk; she's horrible to her own damn Instagram followers, for God's sake. Goodbye, Kenna. At least you contributed a couple thousand dollars to the Japanese economy.