Nene Leakes

Lauryn Hill STILL Rules The World

First. HAPPY FRIDAY! We all made it through another long week. TURN UP my friends!

Second, if for some reason you don’t know who Lauryn Hill is or you don’t know about Sister Act 2, you have homework to do. Sister Act 2 was THAT movie back in the day and still SLAYS. I don’t want to talk about the fact that it came out in 1993 (Dear Lord I’m old).  It was and is a PERFECT damn movie from beginning to end.  Here’s one of several flawless moments…

::dies laughing:: Never gets old….

This movie gave us a killer rendition of “His Eye is on The Sparrow” (Shout to Tanya Blount on that harmony tho!), “Joyful Joyful”, AND Ms. Lauryn Hill emerged to kill the scene. Her voice is out of this world extraordinary. No one compares. She sang her heart out in “Killing Me Softly” with The Fugees; so much so that it is the only version of that song that exists (No shade Roberta Flack). Then in 1998 she dropped a once in a lifetime album. “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” . This album STILL is relevant and perfect album. An album in which I revisit regularly. Ex-Factor? Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You? Tell Him? TELL HIM?!?!?!??! The album is just ***FLAWLESS!

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Woo now that I got that out of the way….. I think we know what happens next in her life….

The moral of the story is before I went to sleep last night I said, “I wonder if she’s been performing lately.” I jumped on YouTube. And y’all. She’s back. Her voice in this Stevie Wonder cover of “I Never Dreamed You’d Leave in Summer” gave me chills all over. GET INTO IT.

She also performed “Final Hour” and I got my entire life. Sounds NOTHING like the album version. She’s out here snatching wigs. Get READY!

MUSIC. MUSIC!!!!!! THIS is the quality of music that we should be expecting form our artists. No one is making GOOD music like this on the regular anymore.

“No one makes albums anymore.” ~ Beyonce

We’ve grown to comfortable with “pop music” and quick hits. We miss you Ms. Lauryn Hill. We miss music with a message. While Beyonce BETTER win all of the Grammys next year….I won’t be mad if Lauryn sneaks up with a new album and takes a couple. She deserves it.

Can we also note how GORGEOUS she is? When she hits you with that smile at the end? Stunning. We LOVE you Ms. Hill!!!!

 

Ok I’m out y’all.

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There’s Hope!

Perhaps you are living under a box but there is a controversial Cheerios (Yes Cheerios) commercial. Here it is….

 

 

I guess portraying a mixed couple with a mixed child is outrageous to some. Even in 2014…. Jesus. I was reallllll close to typing a rant right here and flipping ANOTHER table but then this reaction video fell from the heavens and calmed my spirits.

Shout out to TheFineBros for this. Totally living for this video. We really can learn something from kids once and a while. I know I’m guilty for calling children “bad ass kids” all the time and as a public school teacher I will NOT retract that statement (Raise ya damn kids with some sense). I will say that the innocence of children is perfect. It’s unfortunate that there are not more kids and ADULTS with opinions like these kids. It’s unfortunate that kids are STILL being taught and brought up in homes with parents that have racist mentalities. It’s absolutely crazy to me. Then again I grew up in a house where we weren’t allowed to speak hatred, cuss, and I got my mouth washed out with soap for asking what a dildo was. My mom didn’t PLAY. 

So I hope that you take the time to watch this video and let it warm your heart. Hopefully these kids opinions wont change as they grow up. As scary as it may be when you see some of these bad-ass kids, they are the future (There is power in prayer y’all. Let’s just pray for the kids that already have no bothers to give at age 10). Let’s all vow to teach kids (no matter how bad they are) not to hate and teach love and RESPECT of all people. Sure people are going to test you, causing you have to check them an let them you are not one, two, OR three; BUT we can’t let a few bad experiences define a whole group of people. I had a bad experience with chicken one time. That SURELY didn’t make me start hating all chicken. Y’all feel me or nah? Anyway, stop being basic and spreading hate around. Kthanks. 

That’s the BLOOP and the PLONK!

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Nothin’ In Life Is Free

Especially not me!

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I’m not going to lie, Team Trash is struggling for a post idea. So I started listening to my Basic B*tch Music playlist on Spotify and was inspired by the sweet voiced-hoodrat soul of Oobie.

In this particular bop, Oobie and some random club patron are looking to hook up.  But Oobie GOT BILLS Y’ALL! So she tells him to come correct, pay a light bill or something before you ride this ride.  Height requirements be damned.

And you know what?  I relate to that.  Girl, times is hard.  There’s money on the table.  And we’re trying to get that.  Whether it be in the boardroom, the bedroom, or the back alley behind Magic City! My time and walls are precious and my wallet is thin!

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Kidding!  (Not really)

But in all seriousness, the lesson is here is not let anyone or anything waste your time.  If it or they aren’t offering some real value to your life, tell them hoes to sashay away or pay up. And if you are the bum ass bitch who thinks they can get by, know that you’re going to pay at some point.  Either on the front end or the back end.  Funky Dineva (@FunkyDineva on twitter) has been trying to tell you all that for years and one of these days you’re going to listen.

But as far as I’m concerned, I don’t have time for slackers or deadbeats.  Pay up or shut up!

So what are you doing to further your status as a rich bitch??  And how much do you charge for some of that candy rain?? Kidding!

(Not really).

Let us know in the comments or over at @ClassNTrashShow on Twitter.

“F*g 3000″/ Share Saturdays!!!

::closes office door::

co-worker – “I have a REALLY important question for you”

me – “Yeah?”

co-worker – “Like it doesn’t matter to me but….my fag 3000 went off and I need to know….Are you GAY?!”

::Pause for a commercial break::

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Y’all this conversation happened to me within the first week of working.  The quotes are real. The situation is real. What this post is about is just to say……My sexuality is just that. MINES (yes with and S). Now listen, and listen good. Unless you are trying to lay down in my bed (please send me an email….currently accepting applications…HAYYYYYY!) then you need to get up out of my sexuality. Bloopity f*ckin bloop. ALSO dear sweet co-worker….say f*g in presence again. WHO DOES THAT?! Like do you go up to black people and say “Oh my GAWD my n-word 5000 went off and just HAVE to know…what part of Africa are you from?!

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I literally don’t know why people expect gay people to come out in  glittery thongs, a wig, skip around, and wave a rainbow flag. That ain’t EVER gonna be me. Not sorry about it. I WILL however ALWAYS be a Beyonce stan, Nene lover, America’s Next Top Model (early seasons) fan, well dressed, smellin right, and Rupaul Drag Race Watcher (Hey Phi Phi and Latrice! Y’all Slay!). It is so frustrating because people expect this “coming out ceremony”. Like we owe them something. Well if I’m going to have a coming out CEREMONY… I expect an envelope with coins and dollars in it, OKAY?! (And don’t step to me with an envelope filled with anything LESS than $50 OKAY?!)

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At this twenty whatever years young age I am (stay mad), I am three bajillion percent comfortable with who I am. Is it a journey? Sure. Am I perfect? Hell No. Is it any of your DAMN BUSINESS?! NOPE! So when it comes to sexuality you do you and I’ll do me. Okay? Okay.

To any young people or people dealing with the same thing…tell those people to get up out of your face.

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But really… people can stay mad. Do you in your own time. To the people trying to force information out of their “friends” STOP. just STOP IT. Let people LIVE! No matter how many time you ask, we are NOT going to tell you until we are good and damn ready.

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(Had to get that off of my chest)

In other news…have you told someone about this blog?! Click share! Click Reblog! Share on Twitter (follow us @ClassNTrashShow)!!!! Share on Facebook! We’re glad we have readers! Hey y’all but we want more! So spread the word, K?! I really want to get our youtube/podcast series going so you can hear just how TRASHY trash is…. Just the the trashiest. Anywho share share share!

::clears throat:: (sung to the tune of riding dirty) We see ya viewingggggg….you’re scrollinggggggg…Readin’ our posts but you nottttt even sharin our bloggggg …. You betta click dat share button, you betta click dat share button, betta click that share button…….

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(Nene make everything better)

“I don’t keep up with Joneses, I am the Joneses.” – Nene Leakes

Linnethea Monique Leakes (Nene Leakes) is a real housewife of Atlanta and one of my Queens. Now before you roll your eyes and stop reading give this a chance! Nene has a humble beginning: small town girl, stripped to pay the bills (bandz made her dance! Ayeeeee!), married rich, became a real housewife, became an actual actress outside of reality TV, saved her marriage, and managed to not make a name for herself merely by hopping on different trashy reality shows and fighting with people. Now yes, she can be loud but she keeps it real.  She described herself perfect; “Let me get you to understand I don’t bully anybody. I stand up for what I believe in and I’m very honest and I always tell the truth. I’m not a liar, I’m not manipulative and I don’t stab you in your back because I will stab you in your chest.”

So here are 5 life lessons that Nene has taught us.

1)   “Close ya legs to married men!” But really. It’s 2014. These trollops have GOT to stop sleeping around with married men, women, or both(didn’t want to leave anyone out). Just don’t do it. While I’m parked right here, all those cheaters in general, go somewhere else with that. Until you do right, your life will never be right. OKAY?! (snaps fingers in Z formation)

2)   “You touch me girl, I will wear that wig off your head. A straight hooker. Andy, I’m gonna respect you and let you do this interview next to this trashbox. Trashy hooker. Go on.” – Listen, sometimes you need to check someone and let him or her know what time it is. I try to remain calm, cool, and collected at all times. The problem is that it tricks people into thinking you are weak and they can walk all over you. No ma’am, not today or EVER! God gave of mouths, voices, words, and opinions. USE THEM (Wisely. You probably don’t want to pop off at the president of your company or Oprah). Don’t let anyone steal your shine.

3)   “I’m just not into trying to convince people to like me. I always say to myself, ‘It is what it is.’ I walk into a situation knowing that people are either going to love me or they’re going to love me or they’re not, and that’s OK. I’m just going to be me. You can’t be everything to everyone.”  Y’all I just ran around my room in praise in worship. Not everyone is going to like you in life. Point. Blank. Period. Don’t stress over it and REALLY take the time to appreciate those people that love you for YOU! Can I get an amen from the choir? It’s one of those lessons that people learn in their own time, but once you learn it your REAL friendships become stronger.

 4)   “I think that everyone is saying all kinds of things about ’rich.’ Not only am I rich from doing some of the things I’ve been able to do, but I’m rich in spirit. I’m rich in health. I’m rich in every possible way.”  I’m just as guilty as everyone in believing that while money can’t buy happiness, it surely can buy you a crap ton of things (or at least pay off my car and student loans). If someone put a million dollars in your bank account today, TRY and tell me that after you body rolled, whipped your hair, and popped your booty, you wouldn’t be ten times happier! That being said, while we all wait for this money to magically appear, we do need to begin shifting our focus to the richness in life that we have. Yes, it is hard to believe that we are rich in life every time an agent from our student loan providers calls wanting more money that we CLEARLY don’t have, BUT at least we are alive to receive that phone call, right?!

 5)   “I am here now because I am supposed to be here. And I guess when it is my time to cross over there, I will be over there. I am not religious, but I am spiritual, honey. My day is coming!” Be Patient. Be Daring. Be Bold. Be Great. Know that nothing in life lasts forever, so if you’re going through something, it has to end. What we can’t do is kick are feet back, eat Ben and Jerrys Milk and Cookies Ice Cream (GET INTO THIS FLAVOR THO! Thank us later), and expect life to change in the way we want it. Hard work is always rewarded at SOME point in life. If you’re really feeling down and out ask yourself, what would Beyonce do? Oh you know, Perform at the Presidents inauguration, Perform at the Superbowl, wake innocent people up early in the morning for a PEPSI COMMERCIAL (still pressed about it), go on a sold out world tour, be a wife, raise a child, OH and record a flawless album with accompanying videos (Girl WHAT and HOW?). Stan moment over but really….go and be GREAT y’all!

Who do you find inspiration in, be it your parent or a reality show star? Comment here OR tweet us @ClassNTrashShow. I’ll leave you with one of Nene’s finest moments. Need a lesson on how to set someone straight? Watch below and be sure to watch Real Housewives of Atlanta every Sunday. Now twirl on THAT! BLOOP!