People write on my Tumblr just thanking me for making the video, saying that I really inspire them, and they want to be like me.
But I wasn't always this way, this comfortable with myself, and I remember what that was like. Everyday people aren't given this opportunity and I realize that. I thought I was just lucky to be along for the ride." On homosexuality in the media: Syd: "We didn't make the video to make a statement about Odd Future and homophobia. But over the years I've come across so many dyke singers, dyke rappers, people with real heart and passion, and it's a shame that not one of them has made it.
Now another member, Syd the Kyd, says she would have wanted Queen Latifah and Alicia Keys as her role models while she navigated growing up a lesbian. The lone female of Odd Future, singer/DJ Syd the Kid, is about to set it off.
For one, she's creating a duo called The Internet with another member of the group--Matt Martians.
Even though Latifah and Jeanette were arm-in-arm at the 2010 BET Awards and the two spent time together that summer on a yacht off the Italian coast, weeks later the Queen and Eboni were together, enjoying a trip to Barcelona, Spain.
Latifah always insisted that she and Eboni were “just friends” – but personal trainer Jeanette was not buying it.
Nia Long had a Love Jones flashback with Larenz Tate (how have neither of them aged at all?!
She might have been the unidentified woman in last year’s suspicious photos of Latifah in Barcelona.On the lack of out-of-the-closet gay urban artists: Syd: "There's Alicia Keys, who's married to Swizz Beats - we know that shit ain't real. Missy Elliott saying she don't wanna hang with bitches.You know she loves her some bitches." On coming out via The Internet's "Cocaine" video: Syd: "I decided to do it because I wish I had someone like that [an openly gay female artist] while I was coming up.Here’s more from the After an eight-year relationship, Queen Latifah has split with her lover and is stepping out with her choreographer, say sources.Eboni Nichols is dancing her way into Queen Latifah’s life on the heels of Latifah’s breakup with longtime galpal Jeanette Jenkins.Precious swept the film honors, taking home Best Movie, while Mo’Nique won for Best Actress.And Lady Gaga and Beyonce won Best Video for “Telephone.” Neither were on hand to accept the award, but Lady Gaga wasted no time thanking her fans At this point, my words are just getting in the way of the photos of the performances.Later today, I’m going to transfer last night’s BET Awards from my DVR to a DVD and then I’m going to make seven copies and send them to The Oscars, The Emmys, The Golden Globes, The Screen Actor’s Guild, The VMAs and the MTV Music Awards with a note: “This is how you make an awards show!”Last night’s BET Awards were book-ended by royalty: It opened with host Queen Latifah and closed with a tribute to Prince, who accepted his Lifetime Achievement Award wearing a shirt with a cartoon picture of himself on it.Thank you VH1 for putting together such a heartfelt Mother’s Day Special.*The above photo is from the US Open, just a few weeks ago.