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NeNe Leakes Says Black People Are Acting Like Crabs in a Barrel Over Her Ebony Cover

The black community might have 99 problems, but “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star NeNe Leakes refuses to be one.

After the reality star diva landed the cover of the December issue of Ebony magazine, which featured the 45-year-old Georgian sipping on champagne in a tub of diamonds, reaction to the magazine’s decision to promote “reality trash,” if you will, was very strong.

Karu F. Daniels of The Daily Beast caught up with the mouthy diva herself to get her response to the criticisms lobbed at her by her fellow black Americans.

In the interview, she reasserted her spotlight by the magazine pointing out that her come-up story is unique for people like her in the reality TV field. She also threw her “friend” Kim Kardashian under the bus as she attempted to prop herself up.

“It’s true and I know you’ve heard it a million times, [African Americans] just don’t support one another,” she says. “But it’s OK for you to go pick up a magazine cover with Kim Kardashian. She’s my girl. We are cool. We talk. We do drinks and all of that. But her story ain’t no different than mine. You know what I mean? I might’ve worked at the strip club, but she made a sex tape.”

Oh, girl. We know what you were trying to say … but damn! That was shady as all hell to say about someone you call your “friend.” You know Kim ain’t tryna relive those sex tape days.

But does NeNe have a point about black folks hating on her rise and fame? Or is the moose of Atlanta just drunk off of power and letting a few cameo appearances in her gal pal Ryan Murphy‘s shows go to her head?

Chris Brown Covers XXL Magazine: “I Try To Promote Positivity and Love”

Chris Brown is featured on the cover of the latest issue of XXL magazine — on stands today — and inside, the singer talks about his temper, the Drake fight, and ironically, how he only uses his Twitter for marketing purposes and not engaging in strongly worded fights with white women.

Brown also talks about how he uses his artwork and music to “try to promote positivity and love,” which, we have to admit is pretty funny, considering how he told that lady to take her teeth out when she sucks his dick, among other unforgettable phrases from his impeccable locution.

On his temper:

“In the beginning, I used to be hot. I’m normal. I’m human, so if anybody says something that’s a lie, I’m numb to it. I’ve smartened up.

On his fight with Drake:

“A lot of people wanna know about the whole situation with me, Drake and Meek Mill. At the end of the day, I’m me, they’re them. They rap, I sing. Totally different caliber. I rap, I play around on mixtapes. But our words don’t collide as much as you’d think.”

On his ‘growth’ and ‘maturity’:

“I haven’t been as mature and thought out in the past, so, me growing now, it’s showing my progression. I used to use my Twitter account to vent, but now I mostly use it for marketing and promotions. Even if the media asks me something, if it’s cool then it’s, ‘What’s up?’ But if it’s anything that’s too negative, I don’t care to respond.

On his love life:

“One thing people often want me to talk about is my public love life. When it comes to my love life, the perception seems as though I am a player. But that’s not true. Love is something I am still learning. It’s just an obstacle that I haven’t yet mastered. I think that’s my biggest hurdle in life.”

On his music and artwork:

“I use music or painting as my outlet to get through the confusion. I try to promote positivity and love.

If only Chris Brown applied the bolded portions to his every day thought patterns.

Chris Brown covers December 2013/January 2013 XXL Magazine
Chris Brown for December 2013/January 2013 XXL Magazine
Chris Brown for December 2013/January 2013 XXL Magazine
Chris Brown for December 2013/January 2013 XXL Magazine
Chris Brown for December 2013/January 2013 XXL Magazine
Chris Brown for December 2013/January 2013 XXL Magazine

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Rita Ora Explains Why She Dumped Rob Kardashian: “I Was Never There … I Was Like A Ghost”

Rita Ora covers the the January 2013 issue of Glamour UK magazine, and inside, the British singer opens up about her side of the story regarding her break-up with Rob Kardashian.

Without specifically mentioning her name, Rob blasted Rita on Twitter earlier this week in a series of angry tweets claiming that she slept with “nearly 20 dudes” while they were together, which he says was the root of their split.

But in her interview with Glamour, which coincidentally was released this week also, Rita basically says that they broke up over time and distance.

“I’m not going out with Rob. We were close for a while, but it didn’t work because I was never there….I was like a ghost. I used to get so frustrated with myself and then wonder why I was angry, so I decided it was best to keep it friendly – especially at the moment, when there’s so much going on.”

Which doesn’t really mean that she didn’t cheat on Rob (what girl would admit to having sex with 20 dudes anyway?), but based on her quote alone, it sounds like they weren’t really together in the first place. Then there’s this quote where she admits to never being in love:

“In 22 years, there’s been nothing. I have had young fascinations but never love. I think it’s my only weakness. I’m scared of letting my guard down, and if I feel in love with someone now, he’d have to try ten times harder to break it down.”

Asked what she looks for in a man, Rita replied:

“I only need three things from a guy – for him to make me laugh, tell me I’m beautiful once in a while, and be there for me.”

Guess Rob didn’t make the cut!

Rita Ora covers January 2013 Glamour UK Magazine
Rita Ora for January 2013 Glamour Magazine
Rita Ora for January 2013 Glamour Magazine
Rita Ora for January 2013 Glamour Magazine
Rita Ora for January 2013 Glamour Magazine
Rita Ora for January 2013 Glamour Magazine
Rita Ora for January 2013 Glamour Magazine

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