So after the Minaj incident someone wrote on Twitter (shameless plug, but follow me @cutedougla17) that Trinidad and Tobago will never let a Jamaican artiste get away with cursing at a show. Wth? How Trinidad and Tobago reach in dat? steups...This is another peeve of mine...dat is between Nicki Minaj and the Jamaican court....I mean how much beating we'll have to take for Kamla's statements and the purchase of Air Jamaica? There are about 1 million people in the Republic who don't care about these things and have much love for Jamaica (me included).
Nicki minaj wore an animal print outfit for her performance which made me think about Peter Elias' Johannesburg costume from Tribe's "Take me to" 2012 presentation. A notable costume designer once criticized the entry of fashion designers such as Elias into carnival but I don't see the problem. Elias designed one of the most original costumes in Tribe's collection using the animal print material to create the monokini...love! I'm not sure why Tribe chose to feature only Frontline and Individual costumes on Saturday night, and no backlines, but Elias' design has only one option- no Fl or BL. I don't know why people are getting all hyped that the costumes are not original and they expected more yada yada...is Tribe, if they had a garbage bag theme, the band will sell out the same way. But one thing, dem costumes nekkid...This presentation should be called Take me to the gym; or take me to get on the HCG diet because these FL costumes are not for size 4 and up so be prepared to alter your body to fit these designs if you don't have the body already....
And on the local front, Amazon Kindle rocks! If you don't use any electricity, Jamaica Public Service will still send you a ginormous bill; FLOW increased the cable rates AGAIN, Vybz Kartel will be doing a reality dating show (apply if you are into gollum look alikes) and I could no longer get my yummy frappuccino at Susie's in Barbican since they're closing down...I mean that's the best frapp ever and their other branch is inconvenient for me. Anyone booked a RedJet flight to Jamaica yet???
** Nicki's pic from urbanislandz