Shade on Old School

So, my chapter is coming, but I had to get this out. If there are mistakes, just look over them. This is unedited.

Y’all know we lost our Queen this week. giphy1

That makes me very sad. In fact, it was a sad, sad day for lovers or quality music everywhere. I find myself posting this little ditty before I post my chapter because it almost became the email. Then I realized that it’s not relevant to the story… it’s just one of those random rantings of BG. So, read if you want and don’t if you don’t.

In the wake of Aretha’s passing, there’s been a bit of shade surfacing on music. For example, Fox News posted a picture of Aretha Franklin announcing her passing, with an inlaid picture of Patti LaBelle! I can’t even begin to tell you how wrong that was.

An interview with the Queen herself surfaced with her choosing not to throw shade on Nicki Minaj, which inadvertently came out as shade since she chose to “pass on that one” when asked about on Nicki’s talents. One of those moments when no answer is the most powerful answer of all.


“Nicki Minaj, hmm… I’m going to pass on that one.”

Okay… get to the point, Lynn.

As I always do, I go into all my social medias to clean things out and see what’s going on–try to respond where I can, yada, yada, yada, before I post my chapter and send out my emails. As I was going through Twitter, I saw that Tevin Campbell was trending.

“Hmm, is the Tev coming out with a new CD?” I thought to myself. “That would be nice.”

I was delighted to discover that that he was being considered to perform in a tribute to the Queen of Soul. Go, Tevin! But that wasn’t why he was trending.

He was trending because some womanI don’t know or care who she is or is supposed to bewas throwing shade on Tevin for being considered for the tribute. All I know is that her name is Luvvie and she’s from Nigeria… I think.


Now, either her ass don’t know who Tevin Campbell is or she’s acting like she doesn’t know who Tevin Campbell is. Either way, she need to take her ass somewhere and sit down. And this is the problem with a lot of people right now. They’re talking out the side of their heads and have no idea what they’re talking about. The tweet is gone now–or else I just can’t find it–but it said something like, “Tevin Campbell, under what rock did they pull that name from?”

Y’all, I laid my “ratchet” down a long time ago, but I almost went back and picked it back up to respond to this wretched not-to-high and not-mighty-at-all piece of flesh. Instead, I just ask, “Where the hell were you when this man with a nearly five-octave vice was working with some of the greatest musical minds alive, i.e. Quincy Jones and Prince?” I saw you wrote a book called I’m Judging You. You better judge yourself, because you’re out of line! What the hell rock have you been hiding under to say some crap like that?

And in case you are unaware, little lady, Tevin has not been hiding under a rock. He was on Broadway in the play Hairspray for several years. He put out a single in 2016 and he’s rebooting his career as we speak.

It turns out that I didn’t have to pick up my “ratchet” because Twitter and BlackTwitter when nuts on this woman. They buried her ass to the point where she posted a somewhat retraction, and they buried her on her retraction.

Of course, Tevin took the high road. He thanked everyone for their support and posted his own little tribute to the Queen.

We’re talking about a tribute to Arethathe Queen of Soul for many, many decades. Y’all better reach back and go old school for her tribute! I just wish y’all would talk about doing a tribute and bring up some of these bippity boppity hippity hoppity new wave “singers” that don’t have no damn talent! Y’all better go back to the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s and find some of those real crooners that are still alive. In fact, if you need to turn over some rocks to find them, well then y’all better get to turning.

And Luvvie, shut the hell up. You obviously don’t know what you’re talking about.

All hail the Queen,

~~love and handcuffs


33 thoughts on “Shade on Old School

  1. Better2BeLoved says:

    RIP to the Queen of soul, we have lost so many icons, but their legacies will live on through their work.

    Luvvie is an attention seeking twit, she better put some respect on Tevin’s name! Then she had the audacity to play victim when Twitter came for her.

  2. valarie says:

    The heavens has another beautiful star. R. I. P Queen of Soul. You are getting all kinds of RESPECT now. 😢

  3. falalalynx says:

    Well said my Goddess. I had the luck to actually see the Queen perform way back when. It was electrifying. The hairs on my arms stood up. They won’t be able to come up with a voice to match this ladies power for a tribute. They will need at least three to come anywhere close. And then they will only be close. She can’t be matched. She was one of a kind. RIP my Queen.

    Twitter lets people show there stupid. Isn’t that right Luvvie? evil grin

    Uh Goddess, there’s a black twitter? Why? How do they know what color you are on twitter? I don’t care what color you are. I care what kind of person you are. Will they dislike me because I’m gasp! white? White or not I am going to mourn the Queen’s passing.

    Peace, Falala

  4. seralynsmom says:

    I had to go check out Tevin because the name sounded so fricken familiar but I couldn’t place where I’d seen or heard it before all this shit!!! He was Powerline in A Goofy Movie. Man, that man can SING!!!! It’s one of my favorite movies from my childhood and I ALWAYS sing along to that song. No shame. Don’t matter I’m 34 now. I still do it. Now ima have to go watch that. I think it’s on Netflix. Lol.

    As for the shade video. Frankly I loved it and laughed so damn hard and the “I’m gonna pass” part. I can’t stand Minaj, I find her trashy. I mean, there are maybe one or two songs of hers I like, but that’s it and her personality is trash.

    As for Luvvie, girl go on somewhere. And I’m with you on the bring back the old school for a tribute.

    Did you hear about the shooting over who should play her in a tribute movie?? Yep, these fuckers are out here getting into arguments over who should play Aretha in a tribute movie and shooting someone when they don’t agree. She ain’t even been gone that long people!!! Let her rest before you start doing dumb shit and casting an actress to play her in a movie ffs. Leave it alone!!!

    Rant done. Lol.
    RIP to the Queen

    • seralynsmom says:

      Also, is it weird that I found a cartoon dog character kinda cute? I had the biggest crush on Powerline and I can’t explain it.

      • falalalynx says:

        Didn’t Aretha herself choose Jennifer Hudson to play her in the biopic? That’s what I read. So what are these yahoo’s fighting over anyway? The Queen has/had already decided. End of story. Hi Ash.

      • seralynsmom says:

        Originally yes. Back in January when the topic first came up she and the people wanting to make the biopic said “Jennifer Hudson is in” then in one of the articles I read about these two knuckleheads in Virginia, supposedly Aretha said Halle Berry was her choice. So I don’t know, I know if that’s true or not at all. But according to the article, Berry said no because she can’t sing and wouldn’t do the part justice anyway. But last I heard Hudson was still the pick for it.

      • I’ll be honest and say that I’m not sure, but this was for the tribute, not the biopic.

      • falalalynx says:

        What knuckleheads in Virginia? Who would disagree with the subject of the biopic? It’s her life. Haley is lovely but she is all wrong to play this great singer imo.

      • seralynsmom says:

        The idiots who got into the argument. They’re from Virginia

      • falalalynx says:

        Oh, so if I google this I should find it?

        Did baby girl start school today? The kids did here, school bus going down the street, kids and parents walking towards the school with nervous little looks on there faces.

      • seralynsmom says:

        Yeah you should find it, it happened in a barbershop. And she started back last week.

      • falalalynx says:

        I found it and read it. Freaking idiots! I mean really was your opinion worth a bullet and or jail time? What is the matter with you both? I guess the stupid stick has been busy.

        Good luck to baby girl! Auntie Falala sends a hug. grin Be yourself and you’ll be great. xoxo

      • Oh Lawd, I’m out of touch again…

    • Are you fucking kidding me??? Oh, dear God, I bet she’s just loving the ratchetness in heaven… NOT! SMH…

      I don’t know any of Nicki Minaj’s stuff. I think there’s one verse in somebody else’s song that she sang that I kind of liked and I can’t even remember what that was right now.

      • seralynsmom says:

        There’s this one song she sings with Skylar Grey that I enjoy because it’s basically a fuck you to an ex and I enjoy those types of songs because seriously, fuck my ex, but that’s the only one I can think of. But her little feud with Mariah way back when on American Idol turned me off both of them forever. I’ll listen to their songs if I enjoy one, but they’re both classless imo.

      • falalalynx says:

        My issue with Minaj is she is so much posturing and nothing to back it up with. Girl if you are going to strut like you do then you need to be able to back it up with honest to goodness talent. And what part of you is real? How many octaves can you cover? Why is she constantly in a twitter feud with someone?

  5. Sherree says:

    I love the portrait you posted of her at the end, just beautiful. I’m with you regarding old school all the way.
    As I was driving through Atlanta coming back home from vacation this weekend there was a billboard with her singing and in giant letters at the top, “I’ll always be singing somewhere”. It made me think how thrilled she must be to sing in front of God.

  6. Jeangb says:

    RIP your music beautiful. I grew up listening to you.
    Thanks for this tribute goddess.
    A goddess at writing to a goddess of song.

  7. Sara Bowen says:

    My first memory of THE QUEEN OF SOUL was her singing “Chain of Fools”. I have loved her ever since. I’m sure the angels are in awe of the singing voice now in their midst. RIP dear Aretha. We all will sorely miss you!

  8. falalalynx says:

    It was a truly disappointing and disRESPECTful tribute to the Queen last night at the VMA’s by Madonna. What was that? This was the best they could come up with? Shame shame on them. So sad and just adds to the misery of our lost.

    • falalalynx says:

      Real Respect.
      The Detroit Tigers were playing a game against the Chicago Cubs and before the game they had a moment of silent tribute to the Queen on the Jumbotron that had her picture and the word respect when God in all his glory gave her a full on rainbow right across the sky with the sign right under it. I kid you not. I saw it on check it out. It’s a wonder. Now that’s respect.

    • That VMAs tribute… I’m glad I didn’t see it.

  9. falalalynx says:

    Oh man Goddess the Queen’s funeral today was such a marvelous event. I’ve never seen anything like it. There were so many great moments. I laughed. I cried and then I sat here in awe at the RESPECT she was given. She was loved by so many. I am so happy she was a recording artist. I will forever be able to listen to her soul. God bless you Aretha. Go with God. Amen

  10. Ann says:

    I adore Tevin Campbell. I just downloaded a bunch of his songs a few weeks ago because I only had it on cassettes!!!

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