There’s only room for one eccentric R&B artist in Miguel’s world. The singer was asked about Frank Ocean during an interview with The Sunday Times, and didn’t mince words when it came to the “Lost” crooner.
“I wouldn’t say we were friends,” Miguel revealed. “To be completely honest — and no disrespect to anyone — I genuinely believe that I make better music, all the way around,” he continued.
Miguel and Ocean were staying at the same London hotel when the interview went down, and were spotted speaking to each other just moments before that quote was uttered so clearly Miguel is about that life.
But this isn’t the first time he’s thrown shade at his peer. Their beef, at least publicly, stems from the 2013 Grammy Awards when Frank’s Channel Orange beat Miguel’s Kaleidoscope Dream for Best Urban Contemporary Album. Miguel remained seated during a standing ovation for his rival, making it clear he felt some sort of way about losing.
He also stated during a 2012 interview with Power 105.1’s Breakfast Club that he thought Frank coming out as a bisexual man was a gimmick. “It’s interesting the timing of when it was announced. It could have been a marketing ploy, who’s to say. At the end of the day as a grown a– man I don’t really care what the sexuality of the next man is.”
We love Miguel’s music, but does he sound like a hater to you or just someone supremely confident?
Exclusive: Sorry, Folks, Diddy Did NOT Offer H&M Model A Contract
Last week rumors started circulating that Diddy had offered Liam Mango, the young model featured in the H&M ad a Sean John modeling contract. Unfortunately those reports, as sweet as they sound, aren’t true.
Diddy spoke to reporters backstage before a tapping of his new show The Four and clarified what really happened.
“I didn’t actually offer a modeling contract to him I told my people to reach out to him so we could use him in the next shoot that we do,” he explained. “But with that being said, I think that what we’re seeing is just a general insensitivity to how we feel you know. I think that H&M is going to feel the results of that.”
H&M has issued an official apology for featuring Mango on their website in a “Coolest Monkey In The Jungle” hoodie, saying in a statement : “We sincerely apologize for offending people with this image of a printed hooded top. The image has been removed from all online channels and the product will not be for sale in the United States. We believe in diversity and inclusion in all that we do and will be reviewing all our internal policies accordingly to avoid any future issues.”
After photos of the young boy hit the web, folks started speaking out against the retailer calling them racist and insensitive. But one person not feeling that way was Mango’s mother. She posted her thoughts Facebook questioning what all the fuss is about. “I really don’t understand but not coz am choosing not to but because it’s not my way of thinking, sorry.”
She and the boys father Terry Odhiambo have since had a change of heart appearing on ITV on Monday, saying they don’t think that there’s ever an “overreaction when it comes to racism”.
They also said they’ve had to move from their home in Sweden, and haven’t been able to live a normal life since the controversy started.
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