Common and John Legend

The Golden Globes of the past have always been stiff, snobby, pompous affairs. Though no one really believed Oprah's vanity film 'Selma' had a chance of winning a Golden Globe award last night, rapper Common and singer/songwriter John Legend pulled off something of an upset by winning Best Original Song for the truly forgettable "Glory" off the 'Selma' soundtrack.

Common and John Legend

It's obvious that the Golden Globes folks were trying to appease 'Selma' supporters by tossing Common and legend a bone. Pop icon Prince even presented the award to the duo.

But it was Common's narcissistic "I am" speech that sparked the biggest buzz on Black Twitter last night.

Rapturous praise aside, many observers thought Common's speech was contrived and just a bit disingenuous. Didn't he once rap about killing cops? But we should forget his cop-killing references of the past because 'Selma' "awakened" Common's "humanity".

Common and John Legend

Common and John Legend

Common and John Legend

Common and John Legend

Common and John Legend

Common and John Legend

Common and John Legend

Hollywood suits were impressed by Common's prepared speech.

Common and John Legend

But not everyone was in awe of Common, who once praised cop killers in his lyrics.

Common and John Legend

Common and John Legend

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2SQh007k6U #missyJSays

    Rapturous praise aside, many observers thought Common’s speech was contrived and just a bit disingenuous. Didn’t he once rap about killing cops?

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    Once again folks can't grow up? :shrugs:

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    Rapturous praise aside, many observers thought Common’s speech was contrived and just a bit disingenuous. Didn’t he once rap about killing cops? But we should forget his cop-killing references of the past because ‘Selma’ “awakened” Common’s “humanity”.
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    what song was this :think:

    anywho, I thought we already established that after 20 years your hoeness/ratchetry expires. in 2035 Diamond Skrawberry will be writing relationship books and giving seminars on healthy relationships. :)

    Moringa Rose Garden :hi:

    so basically like Iyanla :kona:

  • Time to Waste

    :love:
    Prince and Common !

  • ShoYaRight

    Morning...I'm still recovering from the RHOA shadiest last night. Baaa-by!

  • ShoYaRight

    *shadefest

  • free

    very few awards are actually earned so why do we need to shade our fellow brethren when they get theirs?

    i've only heard good things about selma. my hubby already got the bootleg but i'mma go pay my dollars to support.

  • Unshakable

    @Rose Garden,

    Good morning! Hope everyone is doing well. :hug: for all roses and a :kiss: for those on lurk mode.

    @SYR,

    Ezackly! Last nite's ratchetness was rather interesting. :yes:

  • sassyshe

    Morning all :waves:

    See this is why I dont watch these awards cause everytime a black person wins something there is always some sort of :shade: to go with it

  • free

    ShoYaRight says: Morning…I’m still recovering from the RHOA shadiest last night. Baaa-by!

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    how many times was "roger bobb" mentioned?

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2SQh007k6U #missyJSays

    , I thought we already established that after 20 years your hoeness/ratchetry expires. in 2035 Diamond Skrawberry will be writing relationship books and giving seminars on healthy relationships

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    :tea: Yep

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2SQh007k6U #missyJSays

    Alright y'all I got this job interview :peace: BBL

  • ShoYaRight

    free says:

    very few awards are actually earned so why do we need to shade our fellow brethren when they get theirs?
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    TRUTH! It's common knowledge that it's very political.

  • http://youtu.be/dXBaJfVr9us MisTaken: HEAD SUPERVISOR OF CHILDREN’S CHURCH :champs:

    i can't ... kudos to COmmon and john

  • http://youtu.be/dXBaJfVr9us MisTaken: HEAD SUPERVISOR OF CHILDREN’S CHURCH :champs:

    @HairLova: See that’s just it. I am not saying that I am TEAM NENE (100%) and I get why some people are not for her. I just think that some people come on there with ulterior motives and act like they are open to meeting folks when they are not. Claudia knew she was there for Kenya and they were friends from before. She QUICKLY when ape ish on Nene for some mess that had nothing to do with her and then now wants to say how it’s very anti-woman for Nene to call her a whore because that’s all people can say about a woman when they have nothing else. That she is a whore. No :nono: people don’t call every woman a whore. Bird put your hot pocket damage on the blog months ago. And Hollywood before that. ALLEGEDLY. The stuff you said about Nene was primarily superficial. So you think you cute. That means you can go in on people. Got it. So what makes that any different. Shade is shade is shade.

  • ShoYaRight

    free says:

    how many times was “roger bobb” mentioned?
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    Too many for a man that has yet to be featured in a RHOA scene with his "girlfriend" yet.

  • http://youtu.be/dXBaJfVr9us MisTaken: HEAD SUPERVISOR OF CHILDREN’S CHURCH :champs:

    So ya’ll say that in 2035 SCRAWBERRY will be able to call her puppy doorter by her real name???? :waiting: Let me add this to my calendar :pc: I do not Want to be in violation. So can Kevin Gates be off it too for sleeping with his 3rd cousin?? Or do that stay on longer? I say that is at least 50 years… Gotta let enough time pass in case they have kids :lame: << those kids gotta have another one to pass off the water head

  • MissHarlem

    People and their bullchit negative notions...I can't

    Good Morning Roses :waves:

  • http://youtu.be/dXBaJfVr9us MisTaken: HEAD SUPERVISOR OF CHILDREN’S CHURCH :champs:

    Yes while Phaedra was UBER shady (right) about the wardrobe she was spot on about Roger Bob. Who comes on the show name dropping all the time? Especially about a dude who never shoes up for you? People are busy. People make time for what is important. PERIOD. After 8 years he cannot come to one of your shows? I thought her comment of 8 years vs 8 ears was lame and tacky. BOO you ain’t been with RB for 8 years. THAT I PROVEN. Phaedra has not brought up Apollo you brought up RB every 2.3 seconds. Now as for fashions Phaedra :stop: Not your lane.

  • sassyshe

    MisTaken: HEAD SUPERVISOR OF CHILDREN'S CHURCH :champs: says:

    @HairLova: See that’s just it. I am not saying that I am TEAM NENE (100%) and I get why some people are not for her. I just think that some people come on there with ulterior motives and act like they are open to meeting folks when they are not. Claudia knew she was there for Kenya and they were friends from before. She QUICKLY when ape ish on Nene for some mess that had nothing to do with her and then now wants to say how it’s very anti-woman for Nene to call her a whore because that’s all people can say about a woman when they have nothing else. That she is a whore. No people don’t call every woman a whore. Bird put your hot pocket damage on the blog months ago. And Hollywood before that. ALLEGEDLY. The stuff you said about Nene was primarily superficial. So you think you cute. That means you can go in on people. Got it. So what makes that any different. Shade is shade is shade.

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    :cosign:

    Claudia's presence has turned me off from the season, its setting there in my to watch list and I have not turned on. I also think that it is pretty messy of the Rickey Smiley show to continue promoting Claudia's ish every Monday when in the past when housewives have had beef they stayed neutral but then again thats why they fired Ebony so that they can have publicity

  • Time to Waste

    Good Luck Missy !

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyR09SP9qdA&sns=em Afiya says FOH :chase:

    I'm just happy to see 'us' winning on a large magnitude as this :clap:

    :wave: Good Morning Roses :hug:

    :nun:

  • sassyshe

    Gotta let enough time pass in case they have kids << those kids gotta have another one to pass off the water head
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    :nono: Dr Oz already said that will not occur. it is okay to :hunching: from 3rd cousin and above

  • MissHarlem

    Good Luck MISSY!!

  • Time to Waste

    Dr Oz already said that will not occur. it is okay to :hunching: from 3rd cousin and above
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    :rofl:

  • http://youtu.be/dXBaJfVr9us MisTaken: HEAD SUPERVISOR OF CHILDREN’S CHURCH :champs:

    @HARLEM :happy:
    Come somebody also tell me why the self-anointed PRETTY/FINE GIRLS are so pressed about Porsha and what she has going? Claudia saying in the promo for a fact she knows Porsha was getting money frmo man African.. but didn’t she say she was with her own African dude? To me she is not doing anything that Kenya hasn’t TRIED to do. Except she is doing it better it appears for now :tea: And Kandi… I am not sure if she is mad because she had to work so hard and take care of her mama but she has been throwing BIG SHADE at Porsha too. Outside of living HER life shallow or not… what is she doing TO these women?

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    ulterior motives
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    :facepalm: Ive been saying alterior motives all this time. :crying:

  • sassyshe

    @mistaken cause Porsha and Phaedra has been holding it down for Nene. It has become apparent this season that producers are trying to get Nene out. They wont try Phae Phae cause she has already proven that she can throw :shade: as easy as it is given

  • http://youtu.be/dXBaJfVr9us MisTaken: HEAD SUPERVISOR OF CHILDREN’S CHURCH :champs:

    I also think that it is pretty messy of the Rickey Smiley show to continue promoting Claudia’s ish every Monday when in the past when housewives have had beef they stayed neutral but then again thats why they fired Ebony so that they can have publicity
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    Right. That is my thing. Who says she is right? Just because you are on tv/radio/platform does mean you are right but it gives you the opportunity to influence the masses. Get them on your side. Persuade. Lie :tea: Kinda of like the rich men we spoke about getting custody of their kids all the sudden from women that were fit enough to :bang: but now all the sudden they are unfit

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

    Look at John's soft azz. Nigga need some more facial hair or something.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

    Common Sense :kiss:
    Good Job Grasshopper :thumbsup:
    :trophy:

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

    I've never heard this song. Nor do u care to listen now :shrug:

  • MissHarlem

    MISTAKEN :2dance:

    I have to catch up via yall recap bc I missed the foolishness

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

    so basically like Iyanla ?:kona:
    ******

    :rofl: :rofl:

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    I’ve never heard this song. Nor do u care to listen now :shrug:

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    me either.

    in related news, the King children are suing each other over their father's bible. :smh:

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

    :newpost:

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

    Ive been saying alterior motives all this time. ?

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    :blink: you want the :trophy: already?

  • http://m.youtube.com/?#/watch?v=RaIuP6s3kUc felinelurker

    MisTaken: HEAD SUPERVISOR OF CHILDREN'S CHURCH :champs: says:

    Claudia knew she was there for Kenya and they were friends from before. She QUICKLY when ape ish on Nene for some mess that had nothing to do with her and then now wants to say how it’s very anti-woman for Nene to call her a whore because that’s all people can say about a woman when they have nothing else
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    But on the previous episodes, hasn't Nene been throwing shade at her? I usually like NeNe and Phaedra but glad SOMEONE said something to them about that mess last night! What the h3ll was wrong w/ Phaedra anyway?

  • ShoYaRight

    "Nene when you were my age, you still had edges!" - Claudia

    Baby, when I tell you Claudia read for filth, I do not lie!!

    Nene and Phaedra were being so nasty and so rude, but them girls got read at the dinner table.

  • http://m.youtube.com/?#/watch?v=RaIuP6s3kUc felinelurker

    Baby, when I tell you Claudia read for filth, I do not lie!!

    Nene and Phaedra were being so nasty and so rude, but them girls got read at the dinner table.

    by ShoYaRight 
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    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^YES!:claps:

  • pointhimout

    I'm not getting on any awards show carrying the weight of any race or people. Accept the award, your mentors, agent, and your God. That's enough IMO.