RIP Vanity

The singer known as Vanity has died following a prolonged illness.

Vanity, whose real name is Denise Katrina Matthews, died from complications of chronic renal failure and gastrointestinal disorder. She was 57.

Matthews passed away in a Fremont, CA hospital on Monday, her family confirmed to TMZ.

The Prince protege was the lead singer of Vanity 6. After the group's only hit song, "Nasty Girl", was released in 1982, the singer quit the group and fell on hard times.

After overdosing on drugs in 1994 she was diagnosed with kidney failure.

She kicked the drug habit in recent years and became a born-again Christian, ministered to others about the pitfalls of drugs and the fast life.

Matthews was in church on Saturday evening before she died. She told the congregation she was "ready to go home."

  • Rayne

    Rip vanity dear.

  • Sucker Free

    Rest in Paradise Denise

  • Paige

    RIP Vanity.

  • Fendi

    ? She was truly one of the most beautiful women ever in the recording industry.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    She was above average looking. I wouldn't say she was one of the most beautiful just because she's light skinned.

  • Fendi

    I didn't say she was beautiful because she was lightskinned. She was exceptionally beautiful in her heyday - not just her facial features, but she had a beautiful figure and lovely hair. She was very sexy, yet sophisticated. Women then were tastefully sexual. These birds today could never...

  • SG

    Drug use equals early demise, even after a person has been clean for years. It's like the damage is irreversible. She was so purty. RIP

  • lahla s

    To die so young is so sad. Rest in Peace.

  • iWasteTime

    RIP

  • iWasteTime

    Come back downstairs. TIA

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    No more pain. May she rest in peace.

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    It was her sexual aura? Idk. Thotie doesn't like me to mention Action Jackson, but that's where I fell in love with her. Even as a spaced out junkie, she was sexy...Hard to pull off...Sista pulled it off...Vanity...Pam was my first girl crush...But, i def remember Vanity helping me through my I'm a girl who likes girls transition? I hope she was at peace. Truly. Born again...I hope that was a true feeling, not just a means to ending drugs...yanno. I hope it was indeed a calling and that she was happy??

  • Fendi

    ILY, because I would definitely add Vanity to the same list as Pam Grier and the ever noteworthy Jayne Kennedy. I can only assume because they are not Alek Wek's shade that certain members of the blogosphere won't acknowledge their beauty. And baby, this sista right HERE, Freda Payne... Giving all types of body! I need to eat my rice, cabbage and cornbread! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/eac85faa15c318b784d511608983a7deb69467b7120074a2138c847cd60ebe7b.jpg

  • 88

    So sad she was a beauty.

  • che’lint

    Thank you Ms. Rose for mentioning how she changed her life, and understood the bad choices she made and wanted to help other people by talking about the fast life. I only see the sexy pictures of her without mentioning to all the instragram girls how the choices you make will catch up with you. Rest in peace.

  • That’s Interesting

    Oh no! Not Vanity. She was so beautiful. Before my time but I love me some The Last Dragon! RIP and it's so wonderful she found Christ and was at peace before she passed on.

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    Evangelist Denise Matthews you kicked the drug habit years ago and became a born again believer not long after that. Unlike many singers, actors, athletes etc that said they were Christians but maintained the same lifestyle as before , you really turned your life around and became a living testimony! Your seated in heavenly places now so rest now! You fought a good fight!

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    Man. That damn Jayne K. I understand with the underground tape and all...But still...With her knowledge of sports, gorgeous face, and perfect 10 body...Fate, or would it be destiny? just skips some folks.idk...Very unfortunate...She forgave Leon too...Man...I just don't know...I hope she's happy. I really do??

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    And good ol Freyda. Still performing and maintaining her shape...Honey...Yeah. She knows she's the ish...Guess that's all the matters??

  • Fendi

    She remarried, which I know you know. She became a mom. Her children should be grown. That no-gooder (as Dave Chappelle called 'em) Leon Isaac Kennedy was a hot mess.

    They are some OGs though. To have a séx tape at a time when cell phone video didn't exist, and video cameras were rare, is kinda monumental. That, and the content that I was told was part of the video.

    He was wearing his watch. That's all I'll say about that. ?

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    And she was begging for more. A freak. I still have a vhs copy somewhere. It's unfortunate. In this day and age? Idk...They're Black so...

  • 1/8

    I reached out to Vanity late last month via her Facebook and Twitter accounts. She seemed desperate for money and was selling all her personal belongings: jewelry, pictures, hats, etc.

    When she didn't respond, I had a sinking feeling something was wrong, because she never missed an opportunity to speak to a fan.

    I wanted to send her some money, but obviously, I was too late. ?

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    So sad... RIP

  • Fendi

    I should've known you'd have a damn copy of the video. Lol. What else you got, Bren. Bet' not be no snuff films in your collection. ????

  • the guest

    Well said.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    RIP

    ?? <--Lake Minetonka ?

  • the guest

    Reverse discrimination against biracial and multiracial people is just as bad as discrimination against dark skinned people. Everyone beautiful deserves praise.

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    ???? Noooooooooo. But I loved sex tapes?? Especially famous folks. That particular tape is sooooo old, and the scenes were heavily damaged thanks to the minimal technology of underground bootlegging at the time, but best believe I have a copy? "What have I done to deserve this, ohhhhhhhhh" Chile, I remembers vividly? Freaks...And that's ok?

  • It’s Taurus Season

    He was up to his elbows. Yes he was wearing that watch. And he couldn't stay at attention. Probably was on coke. And Ms. Jayne probably has anal leakage now. She was stretched out as if she was getting it in the bum everyday... in 1977. So...

  • Fendi

    But I'm trying to understand why he couldn't remove his watch?!. Smh

  • Fendi
  • It’s Taurus Season

    The background music in that video was AWFUL. Like an oldies station was on. Oldies in the 70's equated to they had it on some shyt playing 50's music.

    My uncle had that tape.? It was long AF too. First porn I ever watched. Every kid in my family probably their first

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    *winces*
    Lawd... I never eem knew Jayne had a starfish that was clockable, smh

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    ???

  • 1/8

    I agree and disagree.

    I think Vanity was extraordinarily beautiful, BUT she only represents ONE kind of beauty.

    On the opposite end of the spectrum, you have exquisitely gorgeous women like Grace Jones, Lupita N'yongo, Teresa Graves (Get Christie Love), Sheryl Lee Ralph, etc.

    In my opinion, Grace Jones is one of the most underappreciated beauties in the world.

  • 1/8

    Thank you. I agree with you 100%. There are sooooo many types of beautiful people on this planet. From morning light to deepest midnight, why can't we appreciate them all?

  • It’s Taurus Season

    After he put his whole damn arm almost in her puss, her starfish wasn't the only thing clockable. Jayne was the bish Prince probably wrote Nasty Girl about.

  • ramosyo

    Auntie don't start this Light skin s**"* tonight......she was beautiful without the makeup. Good genes even after the drugs

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Wowzers

  • It’s Taurus Season

    Grace is everything...still. I appreciate her. I'm not perfect, but I'm perfect...for yew. Yes you are Grace.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    That was the other one I got them confused.

  • 1/8

    Grace is fierce! Pull up to my bumper, baby! In your long black limousine!

  • PussyGal0re

    Oh wow. So sad to hear. RIP Beautiful Lady.

  • PussyGal0re

    Appolonia, that was, not Vanity.

  • ChocolateBeauty

    R.I.P Beautiful you will be missed

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    I cried for her.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    I hated Leon for this.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Stimulation? ?

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Uhhh ? beauty knows no limitations?

  • Fendi

    ????

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Prince renamed her Vanity because she was the female version of himself. That in itself reverberates clearly.

  • Junkanoo

    Grace is a stunner ,a knock out , very beautiful women

  • Junkanoo

    2016 ain't playing around ,it's taking our celebs left an right, I read somewhere 2016 breakdown to a 9 a number of completion which has a lot of death associated with it

  • Hugga Bunch

    Sho'nuff.

    Just like Ms. Vanity. She was shonuff the truth, a beauty, RIP gorgeous.

    The Last Dragon will never be the same.
    Still, always a classic tho!

  • http://olskoolblackflix.com Taco Juice

    Wonder if her and Prince made peace. I remember the American music awards show where she presented and he walked right by like there was no history between.

    Always hoped that if him and Patrice rushen didn't get back together, Denise seemed to be a logical choice. But they may have been on different paths longer than we know.

  • Li

    I remember Jayne Kennedy. She married that failure and her career went down the drain. (Can't remember his name) She had a promising career, but when she went Hollywood with her husband, it killed everything for her.

  • CaniLive?

    I agree with you, she was beautiful outwardly, but I've read that even in her "Vanity" days she had a very sweet personality.

  • Reg Ingram

    R.I.P Denise Matthews She repented Praise God she repented !

  • Fendi

    Thank you! She had an extremely sweet spirit. You can tell that her bringing her sexuality to the forefront wasn't who she is. I think a lot of artists are forced into singing certain types of songs or having a certain type of image if they want to become commercially successful. With that, I understand why she would exit the industry and work for God's kingdom. That's not to say she was perfect. No one is. But she really appeared to try to better her life and be a blessing to others.

    I pray her soul is at peace. I'm sure her condition impaired her quality of life.

  • product of 79

    I was fast? cause I loved that song ? R.I.H gonna watch purple rain now... Wish I had action Jackson ?

  • It’s Taurus Season

    That sex tape did it. And fugg. I'm sorry. I couldn't be up at the TV station alongside Jayne if I was her coworker or boss knowing this bish just had a arm, watch, elbow, and fist in her puss last night. ???Nope. ????

    I woulda fired her ass too if I were them. And risked the lawsuit. Tired of looking at ya. ?Bye.??

  • yvette46

    Oh no!! Rest in peace Mrs. Matthews you truly will be missed. ..

  • Empress

    I agree, except Grace is extremely appreciated world wide it's just negrominded people who don't appreciate her beauty. She is an icon, so thankfully the opinions of some of our own brainwashed people were ignored. I will be glad when that day comes when we can see our beauty in all its shades, hair textures/lengths/ and facial features.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Awww man ?Rest well

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Just watched an episode of Bernie Mac. This episode had Vanessa singing about Ventura Blvd. Guest star: Isaac Hayes ?

  • THE OLDER SISTAH

    G.M. I need to ask this question real quick before I am told to stay on topic...Why would a football player admit to doing something illegal during the super bowl and is what he did that serious?

  • TeeTee

    And when you doing something that you not suppose to be doing.. that's how drugs come in to play

  • SummerBaby

    RIP! ??

  • Yoni

    RIP!
    Was it her or Apollonia that sung the song "Sex Shooter" in Prince's movie Purple Rain? No? Ok.

  • Yoni

    Sho Nuff, the first blk man to rock a vixen updo with natural crochet hair.

  • MzFutureLCSW

    "She kicked the drug habit in recent years and became a born-again
    Christian, ministered to others about the pitfalls of drugs and the fast
    life."

    WON'T HE DO IT
    (and before anyone ask, Why did she HAVE to die? Why did GOD not heal her? Ask HIM yourself. All humans die at some point. That is life.)

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Apollonia

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Miss, it is too early for this. LOL!!!!!!

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    :facepalm: I got em confused last night too :crying1:

  • Yoni

    I thought they were alter ego's and shit. LOL

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    :facepalm:

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    I'm over here frfr trying to remember who is who ?

  • Yoni

    Sorry. But if I have to be at this "forsaken" location for the next 7 hours, I'm going to make the most of it. Now buckle down. Yall lucky some shit is brokedown here (which is nothing new) and I might have to do a lil extra work today. But I'll be back. Victims always return back to their abusers. LOL

  • Yoni

    Oh. Thanks.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Buckle down ???

  • Yoni

    I'm STILL counting the two as ONE. Allz I remember was Prince rubbing on a No Shave November twat.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    ???

  • nicelyput32

    Didn't Bernie Mac and Isaac Hayes die within days of each other?

  • mela.reign77

    I am sorry to hear of her passing, however I am happy that she was able to change her life around. May she rest in heavenly peace.

  • Cricket404

    So young, RIP Nasty Girl. I wonder why she didnt qualify for a new kidney after all these years. All my HS classmates tagged me. I won the talent show in 8th grade doing Nasty Girl, lingerie from Frederick's of Hollywood and all. Tidbit: Prince formed the group for his teenage love Trininadian Susan, who didn't want to be the lead part.

  • 1/8

    Last night, I contacted a well-known Minneapolis reporter. She's so fierce, Prince wrote a song about her called, Billy Jack B!tch.

    Anyway, we're going to talk about her writing an article about Denise's last days and how she struggled ALONE to pay her medical bills.

    I think I'm getting the news itch, again!

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Um, they let you perform Nasty Girl wearing lingerie in the 8th grade?? Or am I misunderstanding you?? #QTNA

  • rampage jackson

    Rest in Paradise Vanity. She's was one my first celebrity crushes growing up watching her in Action Jackson and The Last Dragon.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Wow. The curriculum must suck.

  • Wildcat34

    Agreed! Grace Jones is absolutely stunning!

  • It’s Taurus Season

    We talking about Tom Brady?

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Hours. One day.

  • Yoni

    Those were different times back then.

  • It’s Taurus Season

    They got mad at me last night for reminding them of that Rose we had here who looked like Sho-Nuff...in real life. ?

  • It’s Taurus Season

    Lies told on SR

  • Yoni

    WHO was the Rose? LMAO It's 2016 put a name on it. LOL

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    What time was singing in lingerie at age 13-14 in public acceptable? Nah, something must be missing from the story.

  • It’s Taurus Season

    The puss looked like Rick Ross beard?

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Ha! You're right! Because y'all start acting out early up in here.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Chile...you get paddled back in those days. I just can't see 13 yo's perfoming in lingerie. Hayle, if you got pregnant you went away. If you got lucky you went to the alternative school. It was rare to march, and forget being in the honor society. Lingerie? Whoa.

  • It’s Taurus Season

    Ain't no way your closed minded confused ass was involved in anything journalistic. Stop your chit.

    *cues "Why YEW Always Lying...STOP FUKIN LYIN"*

  • LeBrick James

    "Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints."
    -Psalm 116:15

    R.I.P. Miss Vanity

  • LeBrick James

    I recommend decaf from now on lol

  • felinelurker

    saywhatnah???

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Nah, wouldn't help. LOL!

  • Yoni

    Shiiid, in 4th grade, I was singing "Rhythm of the Night" in biker shorts........that split up the butt when I got up to perform. Oh the horror! My damn sister made'em for me like she was a Project Runway contestant. The result was just an arts and craft PROJECT. LOL She a beast at the sewing machine now! A BEAAAAAAAASSSSSSSTTTTTT! #stilltraumatized #canyouimagine

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Now THAT was a different time. If it was shaven that thing was liable to have had "things" removed from the garden. Lobster and crab bake anyone?

  • Yoni

    One-sided rhetoric! #biased #fauxnewswannabe

  • SpillyNillie

    But why I fell right in line and started singing?!?!? DEAD!

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    First of all, shout out to you singing Rhythm of the Night! El was my first celeb crush. Loved that song! Now, I would still be having nightmares about that. I embarrass super easy, too. I would be ready to fight my sister behind that. But ass-out aside, singing in biking shorts is no comparison to lingerie. Do you still let your sis make stuff for you??

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    The seam in the crotch and backside where the two pieces were sewn together?

    I'm so sorry.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Gardenia Gartrelle

  • Yoni

    I don't remember having alternative schools in my day. Saturday detention maybe. #21yearsago #yepIjusttoldmyage

  • Yoni

    Rupunzel....

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Ha!

  • SpillyNillie

    I thought she soooooo pretty in The Last Dragon. RIP....

  • Yoni

    Vanity, the first black woman to rock a smokey cat eye with snatched brows. :nun:

  • Yoni

    Shit I don't know. All I remember was "seam missing in the back aka butt area......" and I didn't live it down until MAYBE 7th/8th grade. Kids are mean and that's why I hate'em. LOL

  • It’s Taurus Season

    His biased ass woulda been out the door at the News & Observer. Who has shared the same company brand (McClatchy) and editors as the Star Trib. The paper that the lady he talking about, still writes a column at. CJ. He can pretend to be whatever the hell his mixed up ass feel like being on here, but you won't pretend to be a damn journalist. Not on my fuggin watch.?

  • Tammie Reed

    I loved the 80's! Prince, The Time and Vanity 6! Vanity will be truly missed! I met Appollonia here in Atlanta last summer, she still looks the same.

  • YES I SAID IT…

    Awwww no, I hate hearing such sad news so early in the morning! May she forever be remembered, RIP Ms Denise. Her song was a classic, I swear her song had me feeling myself that I thought I was s*xy as Fk when that song came on, lol! Plus I loved her in the movie The Last Dragon I still got it on VCR tape, I think umma go home today and watch it, thank God I still have my VCR, I just hope the tape still works.

  • nicelyput32

    LMAO!!

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Whoot. No she didn't. Did she just...? Don't try that with me missy. There are alternative schools right now. ~counting~ 21...carry the 2...divide by...yeah.

    Good morning Chile

  • LeBrick James

    57 just seems so young to be dying nowadays.

  • Yoni

    All of dis. I don't embarrass TOO easy. I'm too cool for that.........now. LOL But in 4th grade???? During the BIGGEST end of the school year talent show?!?!?! The one you auditioned for? The one everybody's been waiting for? THE HORROR! No I don't. Not that she couldn't. I just buy my shit.

  • That’s Interesting

    My mama had that tape when I was a kid and I used to watch it OVER and OVER again! I have the DVD now and still watch it. Her and Bruce Leroy used to give me all my life. Her dying is like losing a piece of my childhood. It really gives me the sads.

  • That’s Interesting

    That's way too young to die. It's not even 3 and ten like the Good Book promises.

  • Yoni

    I know there are some NOW! But not when I was growing up. I don't recall any. And if there were, then none of MY friends were bad enough to go. LOL

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Oh Lawdt! You meant the seam was missing? I thought you meant it was tight and you were walking around with two individual hams in the back and a camel in the front. Poor thing. You were assless in biker shorts a la Prince? ~faints for you~

  • nicelyput32

    You nipped that in the bud real quick??

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Did you just 25 percent me? ???

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    ? Too ugly

  • LeBrick James

    True. If I can get to 75 or so I'll be OK with that.
    I'm not trying to get up into the upper 80's and 90+ range where I need somebody to feed me, change my diaper etc.

    If I manage to hit 80 and I'm in decent health then, I'll be ready to go.

  • Yoni

    What you say...."Not TUH-DAAAAYYY!"

  • 1/8

    There's a reason journalists, news anchors, and station managers are following me on Twitter and I am following no one.

  • Yoni

    Never. I keeps it all the way 100%. LMAO

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Chile ~snorts~ This has got to be one of the funniest things I have EVER seen on TV.

  • abby-o

    I loved her in action Jackson... She was so pretty

  • Yoni

    They burst open. Not necessarily missing. Put it like this, back then, with the way the material was put together and sewn (read: shotty), she woulda put AliExpress'nem outta bizness. THEY stole her idea.....and are RICH now. LOL

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    ....

  • B.Loveitt

    "You made such a pretty mess of my dress."

    "Don't you believe in mystery don't you wanna play my game?"

  • Yoni

    Illusions of Grandeaur

  • B.Loveitt

    She's been fighting for very long time. Now she's in a better place!

  • It’s Taurus Season

    Here go a song for you. From another person associated with Minneapolis.

    Fake lying self.

    https://youtu.be/Bf-bY0nOTvE

  • iWasteTime

    Good Morning Roses!
    This is so hard for me, my momma the same age. 57 is just way to young!

  • B.Loveitt

    Right...Right-Right! Oh let's not leave out her bowleggedness!

  • Yoni

    YAAAASSSS! But she was young (we're 6 years apart) so sewing for her lil sister was live. However, can't NOBODY fuk with her today. LOL

  • SameoleJ

    My grandmother turns 80 on 2/29 (well actually 20, according to her birth DATE). She still works everyday in health care at a nursing home. Still drives and still can cause a ruckus when she wants to. She is a great great grandmother and is still here to enjoy 5 generations of her family being born. My other grandmother lived to see 97, was still dying her hair red and refused to stop wearing animal prints! She also saw 5 generations of her family be born! I only pray that God deems me fit reach their ages.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Morning!

  • It’s Taurus Season

    What set he reppin is MY thought? NABJ? (Blacks)

    Hell probably AAJA. Since he claim racially he everything under the sun. They the Asian journalists. ?

    I'm done. Mind blown.

  • SameoleJ

    People forget Pretty Mess, they only remember Nasty Girl.

  • Yoni

    What a blessing.

  • B.Loveitt

    My shyt! My aunties played it all day long. Pull up to the bumper babe!

  • SameoleJ

    Good Morning!! It is too young.

  • B.Loveitt

    Just saw this, I said the same thing!

  • iWasteTime

    We back at it!!

  • 1/8

    "Illusions of Grandeaur"
    ____________

    It's delusions of grandeur. Besides, how can I imagine Twitter followers? LOL! I used to run a news blog. That's how they found me.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Bwahahahahaaha!!!!! I hear his name and my first thought is "Saturday Love." Him & Cherelle were hot!

  • Yoni

    But wait.....I JUST thought about it, MY MAMA just turned 79 day after Christmas. I was reading YOUR post like "80 is a loooonnggg time." And then thought about it like "OH! Yoni yo own mama is 79." :smack: LMAO

  • SameoleJ

    It truly is. I know it is rare and so it made me treasure them even more.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    That is AWESOME!!!!

  • Yoni

    Baybee, you have the ILLUSION of it. I know what the hell I typed.

  • SameoleJ

    And that is a blessing........and that fact that she is a CAP makes it that much better!! HA!! I am December 23rd.

  • LeBrick James

    I hear you. And that's a blessing. I'm just terrified of becoming one of those old people just barely hanging on with health issues for the last few years of their life.
    The day I can no longer be independent, I'll be ready to check out. I just hate the idea of depending on other people for anything.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    :)

  • Canary Red™

    You didn't say ONE word about her being light-skinned. I am so sick of the color struck, color conscious and COLOR COMPLEX people.
    EVERYTHING is not about color - damn - everything don't have to be 'light and dark skin'...BREAK THE CYCLE!!!!! I'm sick of it!

  • Yoni

    He singing "I know I can. Be whatIwannabe...."

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    Go take your vitamins ma'am

  • SameoleJ

    My grandmothers' advise was to remain active and live everyday to the fullest!! It worked for them, so I am not going to question it. Even when they got ill, they got treated, got well and kept moving.

  • SameoleJ

    Ginkgo biloba or omega-3 fatty acids or both!! LOL

  • LeBrick James

    Um...with all due respect... (pardon me for sounding a little prudish) I'm not sure I'd use a photo where her nipples are showing. But that's just me.

  • 1/8

    LMAO! ?

  • Yoni

    She is SOOOOOOO gentle and sweet! SO SWEET! I strive to be like her. THAT'S why I've made it no secret in HERE that I fuggs up folks for fukin with the elderly (and babies).

  • THE OLDER SISTAH

    No, I'm talking about this headline I read yesterday-"Broncos linebacker Von Miller admitted to illegally batting a fourth-quarter fumble from Cam Newton that helped seal Denver’s victory in Super Bowl 50."
    I don't even know what batting is (I know you do. Lol) It just doesn't make sense to admit to it.

  • SameoleJ

    Ooooooo my gooossshhh!!

  • Canary Red™

    I agree...its some pretty color complex people and they show it in their comments! SMH...this whole post went from the woman dying to comparison's of beauty between dark and light...IGNORANCE at its best...so glad I was not raised to tone discriminate...so glad I wasn't raised to think 'ALL light skinned people think their cute, or she is pretty to be dark - skin'...I HATE what we do to ourselves on top of what the 'man' has done to us already! Self destruction!

  • Yoni

    New post - new industry couple

  • Yoni

    HOUSE PAR-TAAAYYY!!!! GET FUN-KAYYY

  • SameoleJ

    Sweet and gentle- Cap traits, but make no mistake when we "pop off" everybody can get it!! LOL

  • 1/8

    I never said I was journalist. When did I make that assertion? I said, I used to run a news BLOG.

  • SameoleJ

    And yeah, I have been in WalMart ready to tear the store up over my Granny, let her say Pie (my nickname) in a way that sounds stressful, I don't have any picks. Shoot one phone call and the calvary is coming over!!

  • It’s Taurus Season

    Who read that bullchit? Poyner Institute is a news blog. You ran a Poyner Institute level blog?

  • Yoni

    Pie. That's cute.

  • Yoni

    My sister is a cap and I digress. :tea:

  • SameoleJ

    I was ready to do the dance and jump and spin!!

  • SameoleJ

    Or on TUH-MORROW, either!!

  • It’s Taurus Season

    He better go play "I'm not a journalist, but I play one on TV (SR.com)", over on TMZ. And get the hell off of here offending the craft of folks who really write for their living.

  • SameoleJ

    Don't you start!! Puts Ice in your tea!! We are sweet and gentle, until we get pissed off. #STICKINGTOMYSTORY

  • SameoleJ

    Apparently, when I was born, she told them that my face was a perfect round like a pie pan................alas Pie was born. 42 and she still calls me this!! Heck everybody older than me calls me this---in public---LOUDLY and I answer too. LOL

  • SameoleJ

    Remember who the blog owner is. LMBO

  • SameoleJ

    You may not imagine them, but I heard you can buy them.

  • iWasteTime

    AHHHH!! My favorite Martin Lawrence Role !

  • Yoni

    You betta! LOL

  • Yoni

    I don't use ice. LOL My sister is total opposite. #narcissist (sp) #passiveaggressive #grudgeholder........for YEARS!

  • scentsychick30

    Aww rip vanity.

  • 1/8

    I ran the kind of blog that got the attention of journalists, news anchors, station managers, cops, and assistant district attorneys.

    I covered robberies, rapes, murders, police misconduct, gangs, drug dealers, all the usual suspects.

    If I decide to reopen my blog, I'll let you judge for yourself. ?

  • mirror

    I agree with Fendi she was very beautiful. Prince won't have you around if you're not attractive

  • SameoleJ

    So you were going to report news fully based on you personal opinion, experiences, etc.

    Blog: a Web site on which someone writes about personal opinions, activities, and experiences

    News; information that is reported in a newspaper, magazine, television news program, etc.

  • SameoleJ

    What is the web address? I would like to see if your posts are as hateFILLED as what you type here.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Amen!

  • It’s Taurus Season

    It is my new hobby to find this here bullchit. When I do, I will post the address for us all to read. A promise.

  • Lovelove

    RIP Beautiful One

  • Angela

    In my opinion, Grace Jones is one of the most underappreciated beauties in the world.
    =================
    I think Grace is appreciated by people except for the self-hating negros..Grace is beautiful.

  • SameoleJ

    She must be one of those January CAPS, they tend to be trouble!! LOL

  • Yoni

    But I also have a niece who is a December Cap and is the SAME WAY! #theyclose LOL

  • 1/8

    I never looked at it that way, but I think you're right.

  • SameoleJ

    Oh, I CANNOT wait, the anticipation is going to give me agita!!

  • Cat88L3

    She wasn't in Purple Rain. That was Apollonia. Vanity would have had the lead female role in Purple Rain, but her and Prince had their falling out. She left and Apollonia replaced her in the movie and also in Vanity 6

  • SameoleJ

    I am going to say me and Mom are diamonds in the rough. My family says I am too damn nice!! When I do fool out, they all run for cover. Other than that I am the one who cooks every holiday, does Mother's Day brunch and Father's Day BBQ and the rule is bring your appetite and leave all the bs at home.

  • Yoni

    My mother is the nice one.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    I see people who are 100 and are full codes. I see people who are frail, unresponsive, lying in bed fully contracted, stage 4 cancer as full codes without directives because one family member wants them to stay and another doesn't, but because there are no written or video directives...you get the point.

    If people have specific wishes how to address medical decisions regarding their quality of life (possibly suffering), fill out directives before you can't verbalize or acknowledge for yourself. I have seen families battle, and some are bitter and keep folk here just because.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Boom! ??? I had my coffee. ~stretching~ I'm ready for the day's petty.

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    Awwww god bless her

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    I always thought of Monica Lewinsky...

  • 1/8

    Here are a few examples of the kinds of stories I covered:

    When a homicide detective was accused of sexual misconduct against a civilian, I got his name and photo and released it to the public. When he sent me a threatening email, instructing me to delete the story, I dug even further and discovered he allegedly threatened someone in a Yahoo chat room. That became my next story.

    After a local business woman was murdered, someone provided a tip that her son and one of her employees were involved.

    I was the only news outlet that interviewed the employee. After my article was written, the woman's son was arrested for murder.

    I also uncovered evidence that a woman who was arrested for her connection to a double-murder, had tried to hire a hit man several months before the homicide occurred.

    I was strictly hard news.

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    She was for her time in the business

  • SameoleJ

    You keep calling yourself a news outlet. What is the website address? I would love to see how unbiased your "news" was? Or were you the blog equivalent of Faux News?

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    She was the real OG. She opened doors for the lil Kim's and the Nicki's of today.

  • 1/8

    The Twitter accounts are linked to real news stations and real newspapers.

    When I complained about a reporter's colored contacts, the station manager forced her to remove them.

  • SameoleJ

    Why did you complain about that? Was she not reporting news? Were her facts not factual? What does that have to do with the "price of tea in China"? So you were a Twitter reporter? Oooooh, kinda of like being and IG model.....no?

  • product of 79

    Dam sho did... It came to me after I typed it.. My fault, wake and bake had me ?

  • 1/8

    ?. I can't have a conversation with you, if you're going to misbehave.

    Initially, I asked the reporter to consider removing the contacts, because they made her look like an alien; they were distracting.

    After she told me to mind my own business, I contacted the station manager, who happens to follow me on Twitter. The next day, the contacts were gone.

  • yallcrazy

    So sad. I remember wanting to be vanity. I would put that towel on my head and dance around the house pretending I was her. Rest in peace pretty lady

  • kco0l;s ChocolateBox

    I'm so heartbroken Denise was the most beautiful woman I had ever seen. I was in communication with her in the past year. I had promised her something I didn't keep my word. I was such a big fan of hers. No more pain

    R.I.P. Denise "Vanity" Matthews

  • SameoleJ

    I am not misbehaving, I am simply asking questions.

    On Topic: So you were being malicious and she told you off and you snitched?! And you are proud of that moment?! SMDH at you and the station manager.

  • 1/8

    My exchange with the reporter was respectful and quite civilized. She's a gorgeous woman, but her colored contacts didn't look nature and they were a distraction. If a reporter is wearing something that detracts from the story, it needs to be addressed. The focus should be on the story, not her contact lenses.

  • Yoni

    Dunday, Donday, Duesday, Denday, Dursday, Dyday, Datterday love......

  • Yoni

    Well THAT shit won't work in HERE! Crying because he can't control his ADHD! I wish a lurker WOULD.

  • Yoni

    He is forreal patting hisself on the back too. All proud and lyin' and shit. LOL

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    ?????

  • Saphistication

    Love you Auntie Sandra ??

  • SameoleJ

    Close your eyes and just listen to the report then. No need to be told to mind your business (which was warranted) and then go snitch to her boss. That was malicious and in retaliation for her not taking your unsolicited advice.

  • Benita Renee’

    RIP Evangelist Denise Matthews

  • CaniLive?

    True indeed, saw her a few years back on the inspirational channel, and you could tell she was truly grateful for her second chance at life. So sad to know she's gone, but I believe it's safe to say she's earned her wings?

  • tintin

    rip pretty lady. i wonder how she looked during her older years.

  • 1/8

    I'm an effective leader, because I communicate openly and honestly with my staff. I'm tactful, but I'm direct.

    Who knows how many opportunities that reporter missed, because no one had the guts to tell her that her colored contacts diminished her professional appearance?

    When I used to manage a private medical practice, we hired a woman to work the switchboard. She was a nice woman, but her ability to communicate professionally with our patients was questionable. Instead of addressing her directly, I overheard her supervisor talking about her behind her back.

    I pulled the supervisor aside and told her to engage the employee in role playing, until she was comfortable with answering the phones. The supervisor said, she didn't want hurt the employee's feelings. I responded, " what's going to hurt more, being fired or additional training?"

    On the surface, my actions may seem malicious, but I'm generally focused on the bigger picture.

  • WHYDFMLII

    That's messed up that she had to beg online to pay her medical bills. Where is Prince? That cheap old midget he is.

  • Toni ToniToni

    AGREED!!! I contiually see these types of comments and it's bonkers to think certain people are considered pretty only because of their skin color.
    Only shallow people believe in ish like that....

  • Toni ToniToni

    I have always wondered that too....

    I read this, this morning...: Was quite touching that he changed his show up and gave a bit of a tribute to her.
    http://www.iloveoldschoolmusic.com/after-vanitys-death-prince-shares-intimate-details-of-their-relationship/

  • Sincerity7

    All the little pissy tail boys used to be in love with her. Prince had all the chicks.

  • Danger

    Is that the same chick that played in the movie The Last Dragon w/Bruce Leroy?

  • B.Loveitt

    I loved "He so dull" too!

  • Maxey Ross

    RIP DENISE.

  • http://batman-news.com Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    RIP Nasty Girl

  • Canary Red™

    Preach baby girl preach! ^^^^

  • Baron

    Tastefully sexual?! Have you seen Pretty Mess or Nasty Girl?! Do you not remember Apollonia?! Google them, they wore the same (s)hit performers wear today.

  • Sofiyah Balthazar

    RIP beautiful darling, no more pain
    rest in his graces...xoxoxoxo

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    how in the world did I miss this??!!! I grew up thinking Jayne was an icon... and she out there passing the time (and possible pink eye) through the byke door of her vortex!

  • Fendi

    Yes.

  • Fendi

    Thank you. I know I didn't because her complexion wasn't the reason I consider her beautiful. She was a total package. Beauty is beauty, and it comes in all shades. Folks have their personal issues and project them onto me or my comments sometimes. I don't take it personal.

  • Cricket404

    Yes, we tried it.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Wow. ?

  • Canary Red™

    Yes! Well put ^and I agree with everything u said!

  • bklynsteph

    Given any shade shade she was beautiful. Dark Ethiopians and Somalians have her look.

  • camille burton

    I saw vanity at a club in detroit in the. 80s i could not believe how pretty she was and petite. Tv and most pictures did not actually capture her beauty she was much prettier in person

  • camille burton

    She was very pleasant the club was the UBQ the radio station hosted thursday nite parties which were hot and they brung her there she gave a very kind vibe.

  • camille burton

    Well said!

  • camille burton

    Vanity was pretty plain and simple so as grace can be very attractive when she wanted as jane was pretty

  • camille burton

    Since we have to use catergories to describe people things places color has to be mentioned but lets not be fools it does not matter your color if yo ass ugly you ugly plain and simple and grace jones is far from ugly vanity pretty and so on pretty comes in all colors and so does ugly. However one of the prettiest things to see is the blackest prettiest woman! I have seen one she was astounding. You had to take a second look.

  • Canary Red™

    A person who is intelligent can describe a noun by using a race (African American, Caucasian etc...) the individual does not have to mention or express a tone color or complexion etc...a person doesn't have to say someone is pretty to be the darkest of the dark...that is foolish...When someone says someone is pretty and ignorant people think your only saying it because she happens to be "light skinned"...this is what I am speaking of. We can use all the adjectives we want but being color stuck or to have a complex is a ignorant flaw we as African Americans have. Folks are entitled to express themselves how they want, but I don't tolerate or teach the tone discrimination!

  • camille burton

    Hey thats great a bit confussing i might add in any event in the black race there are so many tones i cant count them i will not try as opposed to all other groups they all look the same and thats unfurtunate for them but when asked for description you have to use which one. However pretty depends on structure of face not skin tone . I think i got in this conversation buy objecting to commits that pretty depends on color. Personally i prefer. Goodlooking brown.