So I’ve Noticed

I’m not going to lie: I love the fact that my blog is getting more clicks even if it is from an entry on Ciara channeling her hole-in-the-wall stripper for attention.

I don’t even mind the hate mail. I usually respond to those messages with, “I hope you feel better now that you’ve released that.” and go about my day.

The only thing that sort of gets me is that people essentially sum up what I had to say with, “It’s a Beyonce stan ranting.” Eh, maybe next time I’ll bold the important parts.

I’ve noticed the recurring sentiment that Beyonce fans are idiots being expressed. These are primarily from people who act as if subject-verb agreements ought to be treated like the relationship between Rick Ross and 50 Cent. Not to mention many can’t read. Go figure.

Then there’s the whole “Beyonce steals, too.” Yeah, no shit. I’ve mentioned that quite a few times on here. Beyonce has contributed to the concept of originality about as much as a copy machine has. I’ve noticed. In fact, I wrote that in the post about Ciara, didn’t I?

Ciara’s copy cat bit was so blatant I couldn’t help but note it. That’s not my biggest gripe, though. I’m more so intrigued by how low she’s willing to stoop to succeed. I don’t care when people sell sex so long as they own it. I don’t believe Ciara and it seems desperate, and thus, irritating.

Before it got snatched down, I heard the clip of her song, “Feelin’ On My A!”

“Boy you better stop, while you feelin’ on my A!, feelin’ on my A!, feelin’ on my A!”

Really? If she decided to bend over backwards and show us her brazillian while she was still hot, I’d be more inclined to believe that the idea to be more overtly sexual was organic versus a contrived attempt to regain her spot. Yet she’s not so I don’t.

I bought her first album. One of the first reviews I ever wrote (on the collegiate level) was on Goodies. I enjoyed it. The second not so much. Now, I can’t tell who she is or what she’s trying to be.

It’s easier for people to focus on the notion of another stan war as it gives people the option to evade a legitimate argument: Every R&B singer is on a damn pole and soon they’ll all be on all fours.

Some people are a little upset that Justin Timberlake gets a constant pass in objectifying Black women. I saw the clip of Ciara calling Justin Timberlake her boytoy in the video, but I didn’t get that from the video. One of my female friends described it best: She looks like a video hoe in her own video. To that end, when it comes to the issue of Justin objectifying Black women, be more upset at the women who allowed themselves to be objectified.

Oh, and if you’re a newbie, welcome to The Cynical Ones. Spread the link as wide as Ciara spread her legs in the video. And do follow me on Twitter.



  1. Beautiful says:

    This morning I was reading Bossip and just thinking about how much shine you are getting! I hope it’s an example of how you’re about to blow up forreal. Been reading Cynical Ones for over a year now, I need you to have a book deal, too! :)

  2. FlyyGurl says:

    LMAO!!! I’ve been lurking on your site for over a year now…and actually had to agree with the posts! Its a fuckin shame that your spot has blown up due to not one, but TWO swaggerjackers!

    btw, everytime u show that vid of Beyodel laughing, I fall the hell out! :)

  3. hiphopmuse says:

    Congrats on the surge in traffic. I’ve been a lurker on your blog for a LONG time and I enjoy your writing style. Keep it up and I wish you continued success in your blog growth.

  4. It'sJustTheInternetSilly says:

    I am in fact a newbie and I will be spreading the link…but I digress.

    I just don’t understand the whole “stan” issue. Is there not enough room for everyone?
    Beyond that, I have been poking around the blog now and I thoroughly enjoy it!

  5. Britt says:

    Spread the link as wide as Ciara spread her legs in the video.


  6. Jazz says:

    Just watched the video amd I didn't like it. Where has the class in our young R&B female singers gone?

  7. Taylor says:

    I love this blog,
    It’s the only one that truly says EXACTLY what I’m thinking. No sugar coated crap.
    LOVE IT.

  8. Rob says:

    Been a lurker on your blog then when you hit “Blowuptuation” had to put my head out the bushes.

    I say give Ciara a break though she trying hard as hell. I mean her singles are good i mean look at Go gi..uh… Neve… oh snap What about Sex Love and slavery?

  9. Anonymous says:




    IS IT OK TO BE A WHORE ON STAGE? (beyonce)


    IS IT OK TO BE A CHILD MOLESTOR AS LONG AS YOUR FAMOUS? (r.kelly, michael jackson)




  10. Michael says:

    Spam alert, but I ain’t mad, fam. Promote the cause. LOL.

  11. miko says:

    mike, love your site!

    whatyoupunkswontsay is a terrible site! idiot writing- see 4 urself

    anyway, am i the only one who can’t stand justin t? i feel like he uses our people and when he goes home he’s racist as hell! just me!

  12. Anonymous says:

    I love this blog. It gives me the strength to get through class! I disagree with some of the things you say in other posts but either way its funny and your opinion. Keep up the good work!;^)

  13. Darby says:

    My BABAY is blowing UP!!!!!!!

  14. MyOwn says:

    U tell em’ Michael!

  15. Yellowswan says:

    Been lurking on your site for a year as well and well done Michael. Everything you write, I am sitting here going YEP! You go boy LOL!