An Article Accused Priyanka Chopra Of "Scamming" Nick Jonas

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Why was this ever published?

On Tuesday, The Cut published an article questioning the authenticity of Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas' marriage, arguing that Jonas was tricked into a relationship by "scam artist" Chopra.

Though the piece has since been erased, some screenshots remain of the original article. According to Jezebel, it claimed that "all Nick wanted was a possible fling with Hollywood's latest It Woman, but instead he wound up staring straight at a life sentence with a global scam artist." Yes, it's just as offensive as it sounds.

The piece paints the Indian actress as a nobody in the film industry who set her sights on marrying a white man to become rich and famous. This, of course, completely ignores Chopra's decades-long career as an accomplished and highly praised Bollywood actress. It also calls out her age, as she's older than Jonas who is portrayed as a victim the entire time, and chalks her up to be a gold digger.

Further, the piece comments on the extravagance of the couple's multi-day wedding, which is typical of a traditional Hindu wedding, and the fast progression of their relationship. The writer also makes a joke about the baraat, a traditional wedding processional where the groom rides to the ceremony on a horse, finding it "even more upsetting" that Chopra "never even took the time to make sure he was comfortable riding the horse before arranging to enter their wedding ceremony on horseback."

After the piece was published, both Joe Jonas and his fiancée Sophie Turner (who hasn't gotten the same sort of negative press... we wonder why) criticized its claims on Twitter. The two called it "disgusting" and "wildly inappropriate," which was definitely an accurate description.

The article has since been replaced with an editor's note which states, "Upon further editorial review, we found this story did not meet our standards. We've removed it and apologize."

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I'm cackling

Last year, Balenciaga released bright red square-toed mules which bore a striking resemblance to McDonald's french fry cartons. Now, the chain has fired back at the designer, threatening to release its own version of the shoes.

McDonald's Sweden posted a photo to its Instagram of a person wearing actual McDonald's fry cartons as shoes, and honestly, if there weren't yellow M's printed onto them, I'd have a hard time distinguishing them from the Balenciagas from a distance. Though the post doesn't directly reference the Balenciaga shoes, one can only assume that's who they are trolling.

McDonald's version actually makes for some pretty fly slip-ons, if you ask me. Good thing the Swedish branch of Mickey D's seems to be considering releasing the shoes if the post receives enough attention. The caption of the Instagram post translates to, "If we get 103042 likes we release these for real," though it only has about 17,000 as of publish time. These would likely cost much less than the Balenciaga shoes, which cost $545.

Internet, do your thing. I want a pair.



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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.