DIVAs Share Tips On How To Be Shady
Tips ON How To Be Shady; From Your Favorite DIVAS!
Have you ever had an argument with someone and after a few minutes, hours etc. when the argument is long gone and done. You suddenly think of the witty comebacks you could have made or said during the argument but they just came to your mind a little too late. Well I have gone through those moments and I can honestly tell you, I always kick myself so hard for not having thought of my witty comments during those heated moments. Recently I have learned to channel into my “DIVAS SPIRIT”, when I feel at a loss of words during an argument.
I stop and say to myself… “What Would My Diva Say”? In the same breath or vein that those people who wear those “WWJD” wrist-bands, necklaces etc. do.
For those who don know; “WWJD” means What Would Jesus Do”.
I now know how to ‘SHADE’ from all my favorite Divas. Shading is an art, a craft that not all are born with, but all with evil intent can master so this piece will be about teaching you how to “SHADE”.
I am going to give you some quotes from what my DIVAS said when they were feuding with their rivals. MY INSPIRATION.
Sometime in the early late 80s/ early 90s. Janet Jackson was asked how she felt about being compared to Madonna.
Janet On Madonna:
“Yes we both do pop music, but what I do, I believe is much more CLASSY’.
“Yes she dissed me, and I have never met the woman. I don’t know anyone she knows. I am mystified on why she would say such about me. You know maybe one day I will meet her and she’ll tell me’.
And then in the late 90s Mariah Carey left Sony Records, and was replaced by J.Lo as their first lady. Unconfirmed reports even go as far as saying, Mariah’s failed “Glitter” project was sabotaged by SONY, and some of Mariah’s songs were stolen and given to J.Lo i.e. J.Lo’s biggest hit; “I’m Real”.
Apparently that was supposed to be a Mariah song on Glitter and Mariah heard some woman singing her song on the radio, and most of the “Glitter” soundtrack album had to be re-worked.
Mariah on J.Lo
Interviewer: “Mariah what do you think about J.Lo?
Mariah: “Who??? I’ve never heard of her”.
Mariah interviewed On Larry King:
Larry King: So Mariah, is there any truth about the rivalry between you and J.lo?
Mariah: “I am a SINGER, J.Lo does whatever she does. But I am a SINGER.
It was also in the late nineties 90s; two young blonds were making a splash on the music scene. One with a great voice, but funnily being overshadowed by the sexier, prettier one with a weak voice. And they both happened to meet the “Queen Of Hip Hop Soul” Mary. J Bilge.
Mary. J Bilge On Christina Aguilera
“I met her, and she stuck out her hand out to me for me to kiss it like I was supposed to bow down to her. I was so disrespected, I was like; Britney Spears may not sing like you but she is going to go very far than you because not only does she show the outmost respect to her fans, but she shows respect to her elders. Christina was very very nasty when I met her and it’s not the first time I have heard of her behaving like that. A lot of people have complained.
It was in the mid-early 2000s and during one of her promo interviews for her flopping album, Christina Aguilera mentioned Mariah in a negative light, someone she’d previously called one of her greatest influences.
Christina On Mariah:
She was never cool to me… to the point that one time we were at a party and I think she got really drunk, and she had just really derogatory things to say to me… But it was at that time that she had that breakdown, so she might have been very medicated,”
Mariah’s First Response:
Interviewer: Do you listen to Christina?
Mariah: NO! But… Anyway.
Mariah’s Second Response:
“I had hoped that Christina was in a better place now than the last time I saw her when she showed up uninvited at one of my parties and displayed questionable behavior. It is sad yet predictable that she would use my name at this time to reinvent past incidents for her promotional gain. It is in my heart to forgive and I will keep her in my prayers.”
I unfortunately did not read much about Cher and Madonna’s feud, but a YouTube clip caught my attention to what Cher had to say about Madonna:
Cher On Madonna:
“She’s unbelievably creative, she’s rude, and she’s not beautiful. She’s a Bitch! But she’s creative”.
In the early nineties Madonna was once asked about her rivals;
Madonna On Mariah:
Interviewer: If you were to be Mariah Carey for one day. What would you do?
Madonna: I would commit suicide.
Interviewer: So have you heard what Madonna said about you?
Mariah: I have not listened to Madonna since I was like in the 7th grade, when she USED to be popular, so there’s no possible way I could have heard anything from her right now.
And then sometimes our local DIVAS also have a go at it.
There was a time when Xolile Tshabala and Faye Peters ruled Generations, and apparently Xolile who joined the cast way after Faye, threatened Faye and Faye marked her as her nemesis.
And this is how Xolile described their infamous physical altercation on set, when she did an interview on the Phat Joe Show.
Xolile Tshabalala On Faye Peters:
“We were doing a scene and then she told me that my English was not good and that they should write all my scenes in Zulu. That was it for me. I was like Jheeer! And then I gooied that klap. Nga shaya isefebe nge mpama”.
Growing up we all knew about the Brenda Fassie/ Yvonne Chaka Chaka rivalry.
I believe it was one of the greatest events in my house sometime in the late 80s/ early nineties when Yvonne and Brenda appeared on the cover of BONA magazine together hugging and kissing. I still remember how excited my aunts were.
Yvonne and Brenda did have a good friendship behind the scenes; Brenda taught Yvonne how to drive and during Brenda’s down and out moments, Yvonne did lend a hand to help but having said that, they did have their rocky moments.
Shortly after Brenda died, Mama Yvonne shared her most memorable moments about MaBrr:
“We were doing a radio interview in Mafikeng, Brenda had been drinking and was high. I don’t remember exactly what it is I said to her but she suddenly gooied me with a glass of beer in my face. I was so upset but later on in true Brenda style, she came up to my hotel room, apologized. I told her (In vernac) You dare do that again, I will hit you. Brenda then laughed and looked me and said; Haai Yvonne! Shem you are too classy and too much of a lady to ever do that.”
That’s how The DIVAs Do It!