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Keeping it 140: Eric Williams, Chief Keef, Ginuwine’s (alleged) daughter, Beyonce & more

Keeping it 140 w/ Kyra

Welcome to Keeping it 140. I’m Kyra Kyles, a Senior Editor at JET who moonlights as a social media stalker, tracking the good, bad and ugly of online sharing. I’ll mostly be taking celebs and public figures to task for gaffes on the Interwebs (I see you, 50 Cent and Chris Brown.)  But I’ll also offer advice on how we civilians can keep it together on sites like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and… um… MySpace, that is, if you’re still lurking around on the latter outlet.

Ummm….social media ratchedness has reached such unprecedented levels that I hear even past life on Mars is embarrassed of us earthlings.  This week was particularly bad, mostly due to the implosion of Chad Johnson and Evelyn Lozada’s six-week marriage.  Read on…

Ev and Ocho

The presumed match made in Twitter (that’s how they met) went from blissful newlyweds to estranged in a matter of 24 hours.  I was already appalled at the very notion that Johnson allegedly head butted his “Basketball Wives” boo after the two reportedly beefed over a condom receipt she found in his car.  But things went from very bad to much worse, with the Miami Dolphins releasing Chad shortly after the allegations hit the media.  Days later, Evelyn started making moves for a divorce and all of  social media began having their way with Chad via this meme.


Too soon?

In any case, the worst social media offense related to this hot cocoa butter-scented mess was the timeline of Eric Williams, the ex-husband of ex”Basketball Wives” castmate, Jennifer Williams.  (That’s a lot of exes to begin with, and wait until you see what he did.)

Here is a round-up of Eric’s triflin’ taunts (h/t hellobeautiful) of an alleged victim of domestic violence.  Someone needs to throw a drink on his computer/smartphone and put a stop to his foolishness.

Is He On that Molly?

Sorry to bite my fave line from  Kanye West’s “Mercy,” but that is the question that popped into my head after Chief Keef– the so-called Chicago  wunderkind– took to Twitter to explain that “Kanye West ain’t do sh*t for me.”  Apparently the Chief is incensed that West, Big Sean, Pusha T (and I refuse to acknowledge his presence on the song, but) 2 Chainz are being given credit for boosting his career by remixing “Don’t Like.” His defense, issued on Aug. 13, was not much better.

Now, I get that nobody wants to be thought of as an also-ran regarding their own hit, but dude is signed, paid and brand collaborating out the ying yang…  Is it really necessary to digitally protest the help of the G.O.O.D Music Man, who clearly was paying him a compliment through the slight re-arrangement of his indie hit?  Methinks Keef may want to walk away from the keyboard and give all this some thought.  And if he can’t pull it together, I’m happy to pull a Jay Electronica and ghost write his missives.  I’m just sayin’. Don’t. Like.

Daddy Issues

Gawd knows I would never take up for a deadbeat dad.  My own gone-but-not-forgotten super father taught me how firsthand how important it is for every little girl to be their papi’s princess.  However, I was out and out appalled at the antics of Ginuwine’s reported daughter and damn near doppelganger, Tiffany Nicole, who aired him out on Instagram.   have to agree with Madame Noire on the inappropriateness of this madness.  What, is this the new family court?  And I thought  the Maury Povitch Show was bad.  I can only pray that it really wasn’t her daddy dearest responding by calling her the b-word, per the post.  People, find a way to work this out at a mutually agreed upon Starbucks location or Dunkin Donuts if you prefer.  But for the love of all that’s right in the world, not like this!

King’s Landing

In case you didn’t catch that lil “Game of Thrones” reference, you should add that show to your DVR/Hulu repertoire.  But anyhow….  I just got the opportunity to interview the esteemed T.I. when he dropped by Johnson’s offices last week with his reality cameras rolling.  And I’m sooo glad I didn’t bring out this side of the charming, though clearly ’bout it, rapper.  Look at how he laid waste to a teen who got fresh with his daughter, Starr/.  Harsh? Yessir.  But I can’t be mad.  This is a real dad defending his fam.  

Baby Love

I want to end on an uplifting note.  Beyonce enthralled the online audience with this ever-so-adorable series of candids released on  My favorite was a refreshing, beautiful reminder of Black love (take that, Ev and Chad).


Bonus: (even for this non-celeb baby hawker) a cute image of Blue Ivy.

And as for you social media miscreants who made fun of this chubbylicious, adorable child, go sit down on something sharp and then upload it on Tumbl’r for my amusement.


Okay, that’s it for me.  Your turn.

Have you seen anything interesting, outrageous, awe-inspiring among celebs and public figures on social media?

Or would you like to venture an online etiquette question?

Hit me up in comments below.