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Marcus Samuelsson, Biz Markie, Judith Hill & More Celebrate A New Era For Renaissance Hotels In Harlem

Renaissance celebration in Harlem

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With the help of Biz Markie, Chef Marcus Samuelsson, and more Renaissance Hotels celebrated its 8th annual Global Day of Discovery, marking the launch of Renaissance Hotels’ new global campaign, Discover This Way.

Renaissance Hotels highlighted Harlem as part of the campaign.

Guided by Renaissance’s Navigators (a cheeky spin on the traditional concierge), partygoers were whisked off on a neighborhood adventure to local haunts and hidden gems. Some highlights included:

    • A laundromat-turned-fashion showroom experience at Baby Girl’s Bubbles & Cleaners, where the space was converted into an immersive shoppable fashion showroom with iconic hip-hop outfitter and Renaissance Hotels’ guest Navigator Harlem Haberdashery. Famed Harlem rapper Biz Markie also performed his famed song “Just a Friend” for the crowd.
    • A comedy set by by Nicole Byer at celebrated greasy spoon Harlem Shake, the Uptown answer to Shake Shack with a whole lot more soul. This spot is full of cultural flavor and hosts weekly open mic nights for locals to enjoy with a side of fries. 
    • An explosive art exhibition by graffiti godfather at NY native Ces at a picture-perfect historic brownstone. Ces began writing graffiti in the early 80s. He’s part of the second wave of writers that innovated in letters. Renaissance embraced the unexpected, bringing classic street art indoors to champion its theatrical design and local style, along with afrobeats played by local DJ mOma.
    • The final stop brought partygoers to Harlem Parish Church to toast to the evening with a performance by singer Judith Hill and lead dancer, Virgil Dey (of the Ruggeds) who are both featured in Renaissance Hotels’ new brand film. DJ Sahar Habibi and renowned dance group HIPLET also kept the crowd partying.
    • Surprise and delight moments popped up during the walkable adventure, including a stop at Harlem Seafood Soul and a gravity-defying dance moment by Virgil Dey and his crew The Ruggeds.
    • Beverages courtesy of Martini & Rossi,  Grey Goose, Bombay Sapphire , Dewar’s, Bombay Sapphire, Justin Wine, Landmark Wine, Stella Artois and FIJI Water. 

Check out photos of the festivities below.

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Heat Check: Megan Thee Stallion Drops Debut LP ‘Fever,’ Twitter Goes Up For Hot Girl Meg

Spotify Celebrates Megan Thee Stallion's New Album

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Megan Thee Stallion is unquestionably the hottest rapper in the game right now without a need to mention her gender. The 24-year-old star just released her debut album Fever, and Twitter is going all the way up for “Hot Girl Meg,” her alter ego for the project.

Across 14 tracks, Megan Thee Stallion shows and proves that while she does tout a sexier image, there is still high-level rapping to be witnessed on the album. The Houston native kept it low on the features and carries the bulk of the album with Juicy J showing up for “Simon Says” and DaBaby rocking with Megan on “Cash Sh*t.”

Producers include LilJuMadeDaBeat, Juicy J, DJ Chose, DJ WillAye, Project Pat, Prolivik Beeats, and Supah Mario.

Check out the reactions to Megan Thee Stallion’s Fever below.

To hear the album, hit the links below.

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Heat Check: Megan Thee Stallion Drops Debut LP ‘Fever,’ Twitter Goes Up For Hot Girl Meg

Spotify Celebrates Megan Thee Stallion's New Album

Source: Bob Levey / Getty

Megan Thee Stallion is unquestionably the hottest rapper in the game right now without a need to mention her gender. The 24-year-old star just released her debut album Fever, and Twitter is going all the way up for “Hot Girl Meg,” her alter ego for the project.

Across 14 tracks, Megan Thee Stallion shows and proves that while she does tout a sexier image, there is still high-level rapping to be witnessed on the album. The Houston native kept it low on the features and carries the bulk of the album with Juicy J showing up for “Simon Says” and DaBaby rocking with Megan on “Cash Sh*t.”

Producers include LilJuMadeDaBeat, Juicy J, DJ Chose, DJ WillAye, Project Pat, Prolivik Beeats, and Supah Mario.

Check out the reactions to Megan Thee Stallion’s Fever below.

To hear the album, hit the links below.

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Alyssa Milano Dragged After Suggesting Women Go On #SexStrike

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Alyssa Milano had a unique response to Georgia’s new abortion law, suggesting women join her on a sex strike until they’ve regained “full control” of their bodies.

See the response to the Charmed actress below.

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Eating On DC Metro While Black: Author Natasha Tynes Snitched On Metro Employee Eating On Train, Twitter Dragging Is Exquisite

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Author Natasha Tynes is enduring a dragging of immense proportions after she took time out of her commute in Washington, D.C.’s Metro system to bother a Black woman. Tynes was miffed that an employee for the transit authority was eating breakfast on a train and took to social media to blast the woman, but folks on Twitter called foul in unison over Tynes’ unfair attack.

Tynes, who we should note is a non-Black woman of color, identifies as Jordanian-American, works for the World Bank and the IFC as its social media lead. In a now-deleted tweet, Tynes took a photo of the Black woman Metro employee and tagged not only WMATA, the lead authority for the service, but also snarky blog Unsuck DC Metro, which used to be an irreverent look at the transit system’s myriad issues but now mirrors the same tone as some of the gentrifying young white professionals infiltrating the region.

In the past 24 hours or so, Tynes appears to be close to losing her book contract and publishing deal, this after she offered perhaps the weakest non-apology apology tweet ever before locking her account. However, Twitter is keeping up the pressure and we’ve collected some of the responses below.

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Arm & A Leg: Man Sparks Goofy Debate About Washing Legs In Shower On Twitter

Let me just freshen up real quick

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Twitter is often a minefield of nonsensical debates, and a question posed by one man had users on the social media platform debating the finer merits of washing one’s legs in the shower. Amazingly enough, the topic, excuse the pun, has legs and sparked a discussion that we’re not entirely sure lands anyone on a solid end result.

Conor Arpwel, who tweets under the handle @Arpwel, posed an innocent enough question to the timeline Thursday (May 9) that one can view below.

With well over 59,000 votes and six days left for voting, Arpwel’s question has gotten under some folks’ skin somehow. This was true for Twitter user @MizTeeFranklin, who took notice of Washington Post Express writer Sarah Kelly’s response to Arpwel’s question, which after some examination of her account, appeared to be a joke. This is not a diss towards @MizTeeFranklin as we agree not washing a fundamental part of your body is indeed quite nasty.

At any rate, it appears that Arpwel was just having a little Twitter fun and had no idea that his question would incite such outrage. We’ve collected some of the responses from Twitter below.

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Arm & A Leg: Man Sparks Goofy Debate About Washing Legs In Shower On Twitter

Let me just freshen up real quick

Source: LumiNola / Getty

Twitter is often a minefield of nonsensical debates, and a question posed by one man had users on the social media platform debating the finer merits of washing one’s legs in the shower. Amazingly enough, the topic, excuse the pun, has legs and sparked a discussion that we’re not entirely sure lands anyone on a solid end result.

Conor Arpwel, who tweets under the handle @Arpwel, posed an innocent enough question to the timeline Thursday (May 9) that one can view below.

With well over 59,000 votes and six days left for voting, Arpwel’s question has gotten under some folks’ skin somehow. This was true for Twitter user @MizTeeFranklin, who took notice of Washington Post Express writer Sarah Kelly’s response to Arpwel’s question, which after some examination of her account, appeared to be a joke. This is not a diss towards @MizTeeFranklin as we agree not washing a fundamental part of your body is indeed quite nasty.

At any rate, it appears that Arpwel was just having a little Twitter fun and had no idea that his question would incite such outrage. We’ve collected some of the responses from Twitter below.

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Arm & A Leg: Man Sparks Goofy Debate About Washing Legs In Shower On Twitter

Let me just freshen up real quick

Source: LumiNola / Getty

Twitter is often a minefield of nonsensical debates, and a question posed by one man had users on the social media platform debating the finer merits of washing one’s legs in the shower. Amazingly enough, the topic, excuse the pun, has legs and sparked a discussion that we’re not entirely sure lands anyone on a solid end result.

Conor Arpwel, who tweets under the handle @Arpwel, posed an innocent enough question to the timeline Thursday (May 9) that one can view below.

With well over 59,000 votes and six days left for voting, Arpwel’s question has gotten under some folks’ skin somehow. This was true for Twitter user @MizTeeFranklin, who took notice of Washington Post Express writer Sarah Kelly’s response to Arpwel’s question, which after some examination of her account, appeared to be a joke. This is not a diss towards @MizTeeFranklin as we agree not washing a fundamental part of your body is indeed quite nasty.

At any rate, it appears that Arpwel was just having a little Twitter fun and had no idea that his question would incite such outrage. We’ve collected some of the responses from Twitter below.

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Alabaster Actress Lindsay Lohan Dragged By The Internet After Shading Zendaya’s Met Gala Look

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“Who asked you though?” has been the resounding response to Lindsay Lohan after she came for Zendaya. Claiming the actress ripped Claire Danes off with her Cinderella dress at the MET Gala this year, Lindsay wrote Danes wore the dress “so beautifully” adding “I don’t know why someone thinks they can be more chic. Ever.”

See the most hilarious responses to Lindsay’s most recent shenanigans below.

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No Spice: Twitter Drags Ayesha Curry After Saying She Doesn’t Get Attention From Men

2019 James Beard Foundation Awards Gala

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Twitter is crowning Ayesha Curry as the queen of the “Pick Me” nation after a recent interview revealed her beef with Stephen Curry‘s overwhelming number fans and groupies. In the chat, Curry mentioned that for the past 10 years she has not gotten any attention from men and fans on Twitter are going for the jugular.

Curry was a guest on Jada Pinkett Smith’s Red Table Talk program and discussed the burden of being the wife of a famous athlete and the hardships that come with it. While it appears that Mrs. Curry was trying to use the context of her husband’s fame and the overzealous nature of some women seeking a photo or autograph, folks are seizing on one line for the most part.

“There are all these women throwing themselves [at her husband, but in] “the past 10 years, I don’t have any of that,” Mrs. Curry shared. “I have zero male attention. I begin to internalize it, ‘is something wrong with me?’”

In fairness, some fans on Twitter got what Mrs. Curry was trying to illustrate but with this being social media, the jokes were easier to get off versus patient thought. And as one Twitter user noted, how can a married woman be a “pick me” after the fact? We’re not picking sides here, just offering both sides.

Check out the Red Table Talk episode below with Ayesha Curry, and then continue on to check out the gallery of reactions from Twitter.

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