Zuri Tibby Went From Being A Fan To The Face Of Victoria’s Secret PINK

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A match made in brand heaven

When we found out that Zuri Tibby was selected as the new face of Victoria's Secret PINK, we were beyond thrilled. The 19-year-old model has one of those casting stories that you never believe could actually be true: She was scouted at her local mall in Florida.

Prior to scoring this amazing opportunity, Tibby was a huge fan of the brand and shopped the line frequently. And not only does she get to be the face of a company of which she genuinely loves, but also Tibby is also the first woman of color to have the honor.

We caught up with Tibby during the PINK Nation tour stop in Dallas for the Alabama vs. USC game. (If you're promoting college gear, might as well get the full-on college experience.) Learn more about her journey so far with the brand in the interview, below.

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How does it feel to be the face of PINK?
It feels amazing. Working for the brand has always been one of my biggest dreams, so becoming a part of the family has truly been a blessing. I believe, I am the first woman of color to have this title.
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It marks her third duet with Nas

Here are some words that I never expected to read or hear again: There is a new song with Amy Winehouse. But here we are in 2019, and Salaam Remi has granted me a wish. On Valentine's Day, the Grammy-nominated producer and frequent Winehouse collaborator (also responsible for hits like Miguel's "Come Through & Chill") released "Find My Love" which features rapper Nas and that powerful and haunting voice that I have come to love and cherish so dearly.

Representatives for Remi said that the Winehouse vocals were from an old jam session the two had. Remi was a producer on both of Winehouse's albums, Frank and Back to Black. "Find My Love" marks the third time Winehouse and Nas have done duets under the direction of Remi. They were previously heard together on "Like Smoke," a single from her 2011 posthumous album Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures, and "Cherry Wine" from Nas' 2012 album Life Is Good. Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning on July 23, 2011, before they could complete production on her third album. My heart is still broken about it as she is by far my favorite artist.

"Find My Love" is set to appear on Remi's Do It for the Culture 2, a collection of songs curated by him. Check it out, below.



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"In the midst of chaos there's opportunity"

Following the travesty that was Fyre Festival, Ja Rule wants to take another stab at creating a music festival. Good luck getting that off the ground.

On Thursday, the rapper spoke to TMZ, where he revealed that he was planning to relaunch Icon, an app used to book entertainers, which is similar to Billy McFarland's Fyre app. He told the outlet that he wanted to create a festival similar to Fyre to support it.

"[Fyre Festival] is heartbreaking to me. It was something that I really, really wanted to be special and amazing, and it just didn't turn out that way, but in the midst of chaos there's opportunity, so I'm working on a lot of new things," he says. He then gets into the fact that he wants to form a music festival. "[Fyre] is the most iconic festival that never was... I have plans to create the iconic music festival, but you didn't hear it from me."

Ja Rule actually doesn't seem to think he is at all responsible for what came from Fyre Fest, claiming in a Twitter post that he was "hustled, scammed, bamboozled, hood winked, led astray." Even if that's his feeling, he should realize that anyone involved with Fyre shouldn't ever try their hand at music festivals again.