SOPHIE Appears To Have Been Misgendered At The Grammys


Holy shit

During an interview with SOPHIE, who was nominated for the Best Dance/Electronic Album award at this year's Grammys, two Recording Academy journalists appeared to have misgendered her during an interview.

While on the red carpet, SOPHIE and her partner, Tzef Montana, were stopped by two Recording Academy journalists, who began asking her about her music and what was next for her. SOPHIE spilled that she is currently working on producing albums for other artists. which led one journalist to ask for specific names or if they were still "under wraps." When SOPHIE was hesitant to give names, saying that she had "fallen into [that] trap before," one of the journalists seemed to have joked that "he's like 'not doing it again.'" He?

Aaron Philip posted the exact moment on Instagram, calling for the Recording Academy to "do something about this." Philip continued, "ok so the grammys nominated SOPHIE, a trans woman, for best dance/electronic album, brought her and her gf Tzef to the grammys, interviewed her, and misgendered her to her face? are you serious? that's sick."

SOPHIE is a trans woman, and Tzef identifies as non-binary, so there was no one with the he/him gender pronouns present in the interview. This looks like very obvious misgendering. You'd think that journalists working on behalf of the Grammys would at least know the correct gender pronouns for the nominees of the awards...

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While the song should serve as a reminder to your exes

Just a day after dropping new single "Nunya," featuring Dom Kennedy, Kehlani has released the winter-wonderland visuals to go along with. The singer, NYLON November cover star, and mother-to-be rocks some of the best winter 'fits I've seen in a while, including a glorious puffer jacket that could double as a down comforter that I absolutely need in my life right now.

Kehlani is clearly living her best life up in some snow-filled forest hideaway, vibing on the beach at sunset and sipping on something bubbly as she coolly reminds nosy exes that who she's with is "nunya business." There's not much of a story line (unlike her recent "Nights Like This" video); the main takeaway is that Kehlani is busy dancing through a forest, missing no one and chilling amongst people who are clearly not the subjects of the song.

Kehlani is only two short months away from bringing baby Adeya into the world, who she thanked for helping her get through the video process. "Shot that 7 months pregnant in da snow..." Kehlani wrote on Twitter, adding, "thank u baby for da motivation, mommy was FROZE."

Even from the womb, Adeya has been hustling hard alongside her momma. Twitter user @ODtheMC pointed out that this is already her second music video appearance, and she's not even been born.

Get some mulled wine ready and escape into Kehlani's winter getaway, below. Stay tuned for her forthcoming mixtape, While We Wait, out on February 22.

Kehlani - Nunya (feat. Dom Kennedy) [Official Music Video]



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As in Black Panther Political Party leader

It's been a running joke that the Black parents/grandparents of millennials were really confused about all of the Black Panther hoopla ahead of its 2018 release. Many of them were anticipating a movie about members of the Black Panther Political Party and didn't know who the hell T'Challa was. Well, those people are about to have their moment, and we're about to have another one.

Variety is reporting that Fred Hampton, the Black Panther leader at the center of the upcoming biopic Jesus Was My Homeboy, could be played by none other than Daniel Kaluuya. Apparently, he is in negotiations for the role. And he's not the only Black Panther alum in the mix. The Warner Bros. project is being produced by Black Panther director, Ryan Coogler. The same article reports that the forever swoon-worthy Lakeith Stanfield—who appeared with Kaluuya in Jordan Peele's Get Out—is also in negotiations, to play William O'Neal, an FBI informant who infiltrated the Black Panther Party.

Coogler and Charles King are putting together a dream cast to tell a difficult story. Hampton was killed by the Chicago Police Department, while his pregnant girlfriend lay next to him, thanks in part to information they received from O'Neal. Whenever it's out, I strongly recommend having Black Panther queued up as a palate cleanser.