Social Media Can Make or Break Your Relationship — If You Let It
Our parents dated before the age of Instagram, direct messaging and Facebook Messenger. Before the age of “likes,” “RTs” and emojis. Hell, my mother just started using “LOL” in text messages. Sentences like, “Why’d you like that girl’s photo?” and “Why’d you leave a heart emoji under his pic?” actually exist nowadays, and questions like these and others are leading to arguments and breakups. Not acknowledging relationship statuses and coming up short when it comes to Instagram couple photos complete with mushy captions and loads of hearts, are crimes in today’s love languages, and are looked at as legitimate reasons for nixing a budding (or even long-term) relationship.
YMCMB recording artist, Tyga, told Vibe magazine that, he doesn’t like Drake as a person and he doesn’t get along with Nicki Minaj.
Kylie Jenner’s new boyfriend also said he thinks Drake is fake and he’s going to release his next album independent of YMCMB.
Here’s exactly what Tyga had to say:
“I don’t like Drake as a person. He’s just fake to me. I like his music; you know what I’m saying? I think his music is good, but we’re all different people. We were forced together and it was kinda’ like we were forcing relationships together. It is what it is.
But I been friends with Chris [Brown] for like six years. That’s my real genuine friend. We hang out all the time. He lives up the street from me, so we don’t just do music we hang.
I think being signed to Young Money, everybody felt like they had to force a relationship ‘cause Wayne put us together. At the end of the day the reason why I signed to Young Money is because of Wayne. Not because of Drake, not because of Nicki. It was because of Wayne and my relationship with him. I try to be cool with everybody, but sometimes, everybody just has different personalities, motives, and different characters.
When you realize that, you realize that’s not a place where you want to continue to grow.”
President Barack Obama joined Rev. Al Sharpton on the “Keepin’ It Real With Rev. Al Sharpton” radio show to discuss why African Americans, who skew heavily Democrat, cannot afford to sit out this year’s election. He also addressed how he feels about Democrat politicians who don’t want to be seen with him on the campaign trail.
With regard to voter turnout, President Obama said among the efforts at risk if the base doesn’t vote are raising the minimum wage, equal pay for women, improving our infrastructure and early childhood education.
“The bottom line is, during the midterm elections Democrats too often don’t vote, Black folks don’t vote, young people don’t vote and we can’t afford to be sitting at home thinking the midterms don’t matter,” said Mr. Obama.
“I’ve got two years left in my presidency and I want to make every single one of them count. I need a partner in Congress, and the truth is in most of the states, most of these congressional districts, if we have high turnout we win. When we have low turnout, we lose.”
Citing the fact African American voter turnout during mid-term elections is generally under 50 percent, the president said, “I know people are trying to stop you from voting and make it harder to vote, but the truth of the matter is, most of the time we stop ourselves from voting.” The result, he said, is too often Democrats lose winnable elections. Black voters ought to approach the mid-terms with the same urgency as they did the last presidential election, President Obama said.