There's plenty to be said about Rihanna but what's not said nearly enough is how business savvy she is. She finally released her album Anti, a project rumored to have been sponsored by Samsung for $25 million dollars. Despite the botched role out of the album, the project was RIAA certified platinum in a little over a day. Could she get any badder? We thinks not.
They don't call her Slaydele for nothing! The song bird released her third album "25" this week and managed to go triple platinum. Two million of the albums were sold in the first three days alone. Who else but a Bad Bird could accomplish such a feat? Tawanda was a little bitter that she refused to stream the album, but between her appearance on Jimmy Fallon and her perfectly applied wing eyeliner how could she not forgive her? Congratulations Adele!
This week's Bad Bird is Johari Osayi Idusuyi. Idusuyi infamously sat behind Donald Trump during his campaign speech in Springfield, Illinois and when disgusted by Trump's treatment of protesters decided in stead to read a book rather than pay attention. When asked by a white couple to pay attention, she rebuffed them with the "Boy Bye" neck roll seen around the world. What's even more fantastic? Through a serendipitous turn of events, Idusuyi was reading Claudia Rankine's "Citizen" which explores "the ways in which racism pervades daily American social and cultural life, rendering certain of its citizens politically invisible." How appropriate.
Like many of our Bad Birds, Tschneill Rainey, is beautiful, a loving mother, and a business woman. What has us smitten with her, however, is her quick wit. During an exchange, that has now gone viral, with an internet commenter who determined that the youthful looking Rainey would soon grow tired of wearing high heels and will have to deal with a thickening waist, Rainey swiftly and effectively clapped back. Rainey ethered the commenter with one response, “We don’t age in dog years. I’m 44 right now, and I’ll be 45 November 17th so come again Becky.” After reading that response we had to pour out a lil coconut oil for that Becky’s feelings.
Sports has a new princess her name is Simone Biles! The 18 year old gymnast recently claimed the all around title at the world championship, besting Olympic darling, Gabby Douglas' performance. While that's impressive enough, this is actually Princess Simone's THIRD time winning the title. Simone is the most decorated gymnast of all time (OF ALL TIME)! Of her success, the tiny Texan says, "It's a really amazing feeling and I don't think it has hit me yet. I can't even wrap my head around it." We can believe it Simone! As our newest and youngest Bad Bird you'll have #thabirdgang cheering you on when you slay in Brazil for the 2016 Olympics.
Zendaya Coleman is the deserving recipient of the Bad Bird of the Week award for calling out Modeliste Magazine for overly photoshopping her body in a recent photo shoot. Zendaya has been a force both in social justice and in fashion and continues to slay and educate us whenever it is required. We look forward to seeing what the future has for this young lady. Congrats, Zendaya!
AM BAM THANK YOU MA'AM! EJ was super geeked to FINALLY be able to nominate the other love of her life, Ms. Amber Rose as Bad Bird of the Week. Amber's award was moved up a week to accommodate a more deserving winner but EJ knew it would only be a matter of time before she was able to bestow the honor on one of her faves.
Muva Rosebud is a feminist pioneer*, fantastic mother, author, twerk aficionado, pink jeep owner, bff, and all around Bad Bitch (and Bad Bitch instructor ... get her book). Recently, AmBam starred in a Funny or Die video featuring the Walk of No Shame were she redefines what the attitude should be towards a woman who enjoyed getting the D the evening prior. Additionally, October 3 will be Muva's Slut Walk a move to counteract the denunciation of woman through derogatory and antiquated ideals about womanhood. Basically, she is everything and everything is she.
Congrats, Ms. Rose!!!!!!
*Some liberties may have been taken as a result of EJ's overzealousness
Viola Davis's historic win at the Emmy's would have been enough to crown her Bad Bird of the Week, but the amazing acceptance speech that she gave also highlighted her grace, poise, determination, and Bad Birdyness. Congrats to Viola whose portrayal of the flawed Annalise Keating in Shondaland show "How to Get Away with Murder" won her the Emmy for Best Lead Actress in a Drama.