TAYLOR SWIFT REBRANDS HER ‘FOLKLORE’ MERCH AFTER A BLACK BUSINESS OWNER CALLS HER OUT: Taylor Swift and her team took swift action after they were accused of copying the logo of a Black-owned business on merchandise for her new album “folklore.” Amira Rasool, founder of the online retailer The Folklore, accused Swift last week of selling merchandise that ripped off the logo of her company, which sells apparel, accessories and other products by designers in Africa and the diaspora. Rasool shared photos on Twitter and Instagram that showed cardigans and sweatshirts with the words “The Folklore Album” for sale on Swift’s website. Swift responded immediately after being contacted by Rasool’s attorneys, removing “The” from her brand’s name.
SELENA GOMEZ EXPLAINS WHY SHE’S BEEN ABSENT ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Selena Gomez has posted a video to Instagram, sharing an update with her fans on why she’s been taking some time away from her social platforms. “I wanted to take some time to do a quick message for you guys because I haven’t been posting that much,” she began. “I just wanted to let you know that I love you guys and I miss you and there’s so many exciting things coming up that I can’t wait to share with all of you.” “I just think at the beginning of this year, with everything going on, it felt a little insensitive to post things that may be a little just joyful or celebratory. It was really hard for me and I’ve taken the time to learn, truly learn, about what’s going on and I continue to make that my priority,” she added before she went on to tell fans that she will start posting again soon.
JADEN SMITH RELEASES ‘CABIN FEVER’ MUSIC VIDEO: Following the premiere of his new single, Jaden Smith has dropped the accompanying music video for “Cabin Fever.” The video, which features a quarantine love story and flows between summer scenes of blockbuster movies and popular music videos from throughout the decade, was directed by Wavy Baby – aka Jaden Smith. Jaden and his group of friends also make cameos by living in what seems to be their own version of a trippy summer. The video can currently be seen on MTV Live, mtvU, MTV International and the Viacom Times Square billboards.