She may not be throwing her Blackberry anymore, but Naomi Campbell still scares the sh!t out of some people — namely, Tyra Banks.
When Tyra stepped on the modeling scene, Naomi had already marked her territory on the catwalk and was known as the HBIC. But, the industry instantly pitted the two Black models against each other, claiming Banks was aiming to dethrone Campbell. Well, as you very well may have guessed, Na Na wasn’t having it and made life very hard for Tyra.
During a recent interview on the Norwegian-Swedish series Skavlan, Banks opened up about her tumultuous history with Campbell. “It wasn’t fair to Naomi, but her response was … to this day I’m very scared of her,” she continued. “I don’t want to go too deep into the past, but it was very difficult, like some of the lowest times of my life dealing with that.”
Yikes! Tyra went on to explain, “I don’t condone her actions and her response, but I understand where it comes from because the world is saying, ‘You’re not going to have your spot. We’re going to take your money, we’re going to take your fame. Go sit down, there’s somebody else.’”
Thankfully, Naomi eventually apologized on The Tyra Banks Show in 2014. “She kept saying it never happened and then there was a commercial break and then she came back and said, you know, ‘I’m sorry.’ And, oh, my God, I just cried like a baby. To hear that after so many years of pain and dealing with it publicly … me having to leave agencies because of her … to hear that apology meant the world to me. She has no idea what that did for me.”
Check out the full interview, spotted at PageSix, below…
Becky With The Bad Braids: Meghan McCain + 8 Other Epic Braid Fails
White folks rocking corn rows and braids is nothing knew, but Meghan McCain’s recent hair do while on The View had us shaking our heads.
Besides the fact that it’s Black History Month and they should put a pause on the cultural appropriation, it was just a bad look on Meghan. The Republican co-host (or her stylist) thought it was a good idea to put three cornrows in hair with a super teased pompadour in the middle section. And to make matters worse the braids were chunky at the top and super thin towards the end. Sigh.
Clearly this was not a black hair dresser because if it were they would have at least added some hair. Instead they had Meghan out here looking like a character from Game of Thrones. Or maybe that’s what they were going for. Either way it’s a no for us dawg.
It was also a no for us when Christina Aguilera decided to get dirty and rock “medusa” braids to the World Music Awards in 2001.
Then sometime in the 2000s Fergie thought being apart of the Black Eye Peas gave her a pass to wear corn rows.
Kevin Federline also thought since his baby mama (Shar Jackson) was black he could walk around looking an NBA player. Deep sigh.
Melanie Griffin looked a hot damn mess rocking braids with beads and foil on the ends in 2000.
Ke$ha made us cringe in these colorful braids with knots the size of our knuckles.
Kim Kardashian also had us screaming girl bye when she first attempted to rock braids like Bo Derek.
Lena Dunham tried it with these pitiful plaits during her appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
And Coco almost got a pass until she decided to call her braids the “Coco swoop”.
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