We are in our feels about Riky Rick leaving music

King Kotini is taking a break from music and we are sad about it. 

Award-winning hip-hop star Riky Rick is taking a break from music. He announced his decision to leave music almost a week ago, saying he is taking time off to find his faith. Riky realized an EP Stay Shining towards the end of 2017, and it was pretty dope. 

‘Friends and fam, I apologize sincerely to everybody who will be affected but I am not in the right place mentally to continue doing shows or anything that involves leaving my children. I am taking time to find my faith before I lose the connection with the people I love the most,’ he said in his announcement on Twitter. 

The Sidlukotini hitmaker stays in Johannesburg with his wife Bianca and their two kids Jordan and Maik.

‘Being a ‘celebrity’ its difficult to tell people I ain’t feeling well. It is difficult to take time away because people expect you to be superhuman. I am not superhuman. I’m just another human being who wants to find some sort of peace and happiness in life. I’m sorry,’ he added in his announcement. 

The news came as a shock to us and we were left in our feels, but a man gotta do, what he has to. 

While we get used to King Kotini being off the circuit, for now, we have put together a playlist of five of our favorite songs from him that remind us of just dope he is. 

Listen to the tracks below; 

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Yanga is planning something special for Mother’s Day

South African rapper Yanga Ntshakaza, is premiering his brand new record titled ‘Mbali Yam’ soon. The track is scheduled for release on Mother’s Day, the 13th of May 2018.  The song which was written for his own mother has inspired the rapper to help other families across the country celebrate their mothers by fulfilling their […]

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The best memes to celebrate May the 4th!

May the FourthMay 4th marks the day of Star Wars Day! Which also means you need to prepare yourselves for hearing May The 4th Be With You. A LOT. The annual holiday was created when some genius discovered the similarity in the sound the day has to May The Force With You, the Star Wars mantra. And has since caught on and is now celebrated worldwide with fans coming out in full force to pay homage to their favourite movie franchise.

So here are some memes, images, gifs and quotes to see you on your merry way celebrating Star Wars Day.

 


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PICS: What your favourite celebs have to say about their mothers

These international and local personalities share treasured photos and a few kind words about their main ladies.

Celebs have openly expressed admiration for their mothers – women whose warm-hearted acts of affection, handy words of advice and inspirational characters, have made a strong impact on their daughters’ lives. Take a look below to find out what the Hadid sisters and Khloe Kardashian, amongst others, had to say about the women who raised them.

Boity Thulo

“My mother continuously reminded me to be strong and stay firm, and stay true to who I am.” – Boitumelo Thulo

Forever. ❤️ #MotherDaughterLove

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Selena Gomez

“[My mom] was really strong around me. Having me at 16 had to have been a big responsibility. My mom gave up everything for me, had three jobs, supported me [and] sacrificed her life for me.” – Selena Gomez

Dinoe Moeketsi

“I’ve learnt most of my lessons from my mother by observing her, as every little girl does.” – Dineo Moeketsi

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Gigi and Bella Hadid

“I have been struggling with Lyme and other co-infections for the past two years, which has debilitated me from riding my horses, going to school and struggling with work, which are all the things I am so passionate about. You are the only person that would believe me and understand what I was going through.” – Bella Hadid

“My mum always told me if you’re not the nicest, most hard-working girl in the room there’s always going to be someone prettier than you who’s nicer and more hard-working. I intentionally go to work every day and try to be someone people like to work with.” – Gigi Hadid

Our beautiful mama👭 we love you sooo ❤️

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Khloe Kardashian

“Kris Jenner, I am so lucky that you’re my mom. You are such an inspiration. You’ve gone through so much – you’ve pushed six kids out!!! – and are still the most kind, caring, generous and intelligent woman I know. Love you!” – Khloe Kardashian

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Rolene Strauss

“If I could be half the mom you are to us, it will be more than enough. Dankie vir alles wat Mamma vir my en my gesin beteken [Thank you for everything that you mean to my family and I]. I love you.” – Rolene Strauss

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Zalebs rocking designer threads

It’s no secret that every girl dreams of owning that pair of Christian Louboutin’s or that Gucci bag but for most of us, this will only remain a dream. But for some lucky celebs, this dream has become a reality. From designer bags, the trendiest shoes and even an enviable full Gucci track set Khanyi Mbau so casually posted on her Twitter feed that had us red and blue with envy. And it’s no secret that celebrities and influencers have a love affair with designer handbags. We’ve rounded up the South African celebrities and influencers that regularly wear major lust-worthy designer totes and threads. Take a look below:

Off to Cape Town with my @sir_brandon_reynolds… #iamaDJ

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Don’t let the cold in…happy Friyay 👗: @Burberry styled by @tebello_r

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About last night 💋

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🐥🐥🐥 . 📸 @toptrendingstyles

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…Pink on white🌸🦄 Style @zahifashionhub📸 💐

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Caption This… | 📸: @rufushorne

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Feeling like an artist….#simplylive #simplylove #simplyenhle🎓🌺🍭

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Exclusive: Q & A with Being Bonang breakout star Pinky Girl

We simply couldn’t get enough of the breakout reality star Tebogo Pinky Girl Mekgwe in season 1 of Being Bonang. So when we found out that our favourite ‘mo-gal’ will be back for season 2, we just had to reach out to her for an exclusive interview.

Pinky Girl Being Bonang Season 2

 

GLAMOUR: In Season 1, we saw you go from Bonang’s cousin to Bonang’s Executive Assistant and reality star. How has fame or being on TV changed your life? 

Pinky Girl: I definitely get more recognition now, and people are more aware of who I am. I am not a celebrity, as yet, but it’s something that I’m working on. Being on TV has really opened new opportunities up for me, and I’ve been introduced to so many new great people, and have garnered attention from people in the industry who can definitely be of great value to me.

G: Your hair and makeup are always on fleek! Do you have any beauty tips for our GLAMOUR girls?

PG: A girl can never be caught slippin’! I grew up with girls, especially Bonang, so we would always play around with makeup and clothes. I still do that to this day. I will switch up my hair from a blonde wig to a pink wig. I think it’s very important to explore and have fun with your looks. I read up on trends and I adapt them to what suits me and my personality the best. I think that would be my biggest beauty tip. Just have fun with it and you will find what best works for you.

G: What has your ‘cuzzie’ taught you about slaying and the entertainment industry?

PG: She has taught me so many things, but the one thing that has stood out for me out of everything, is how to build up your profile and brand. She has managed to build and sustain an incredible profile and brand for herself; that is something I admire very much. She has also taught me that authenticity is your BFF. Being authentic is the best thing one could ever do for themselves. It makes everything else that much easier.

G: What’s in your handbag right now?

PG: Make-up LOL! A lot of make-up, and beauty products. I always keep lipstick and lip gloss in my bag, because a girl can never be caught with dry chapped lips. My bag always has to have make-up in it for touch-ups throughout the day. Also, some good hand cream and a good fragrance. These are really my staple handbag items. And a good pair of sunglasses!

 

G: What music are you listening to at the moment?

PG: I listen to a lot of House and Soul and a bit of Cardi B.

G: What can we expect from Pinky Girl this season?

PG: I will be taking viewers on my journey to finding my feet in this industry that I am so absolutely new to. I will be enlisting the help of some really amazing individuals and professionals who will assist me on this journey, and help me package my brand. You can also expect to see me working on some exciting projects that are in the pipeline. It’s going to be an amazing season. If you loved Season 1, this one will definitely be for the books.

G: Champagne or wine?

PG: Champagne! That’s my thing.

G: Where did you grow up? Have you and Bonang always been this close?

PG: Bonang and I are only a year apart, so we grew up together. I am an only child so growing up with her was like growing up with a sister; almost like a twin. We would always share clothes and we went everywhere together. Her father would always come get us from Pretoria, where I was based, and Joburg where she was based and take us to Mahikeng where we would spend our holidays together. We literally grew up with each other so yeah, we have always been this close.

G: What does a day in the life of Pinky Girl look like?

PG: Meetings. Meetings. Meetings. I am hard at work building my “Pinky Girl” brand and trying to get that off the ground. So, I’m always out on daily meetings with new and different industry people, and working on some pretty cool stuff.

G: Will we get to see more of your personal life in the new season? 

PG: This year is all about securing the bag! I have just recently turned 30 and I really want to focus all my time and energy on myself and my career. I want to focus on building something concrete and sustainable out of the opportunities that being on the show has afforded me, and turn them into a credible career path.

Being Bonang season 2 airs tonight, Friday 4 May, on 1Magic.

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“Stranger Things” Star Caleb McLaughlin Talks Self-Love and Confidence

Caleb McLaughlin Strangers Things

When Caleb McLaughlin wakes up in the morning, he stares straight into the mirror and says, “hey, good looking.” OK, maybe the Stranger Things star was joking about that, but Caleb is all about self-love, so much so that he started a couple hashtags to spread that attitude.

With #EmbraceYourFace and #BeYourBiggestFan, which he started a little over a year ago, Caleb not only talks about his own self-confidence and love, but he’s given fans an opportunity to share their own stories. His Stranger Things cast mates have even joined in on the movement. The hashtags, Caleb told Teen Vogue, are about loving yourself right where you’re at, but that isn’t always easy. Everyone has their own insecurities that may prevent them from greeting themselves with a “hey, good-looking” in the morning.

That’s precisely why we caught up with Caleb to see why he started these hashtags, and how he copes with moments of self-doubt. He also opened up about how he learned to embrace his own face, and how he works on keeping up his self-confidence.

Teen Vogue: How did you come up with #EmbraceYourFace and #BeYourBiggestFan?

Caleb McLaughlin: My parents always told me to be my biggest fan since I was young. When no one else is your fan, you have to be your own cheerleader. I wanted to show people they have to love themselves and embrace that. I wanted to let them know I’m here for them and spread the love. I’ve always had #BeYourBiggestFan. As far as #EmbraceYourFace, I had a really bad acne day … and my mom and I were going to a supermarket. I had pimple cream all over my face. [I went in like that because] it’s fine, I’m a teen, it’s the process. Everyone goes through these things. People are really insecure about how people think about how they look, so I went on [Instagram] Live and I said, ‘guys, embrace your face.’ Not everyone is the same, not everyone’s perfect. Embrace who you are because there’s no one else like you in the world.

#TB to ST2 😂 fun times #BeYourBiggestFan #EmbraceYourFace

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TV: How do you practice self-love and embrace your face?

CM: I just tell myself, ‘hey, good looking, have a great day!’ I don’t know, I just try to stay confident in myself — not in a cocky way but in a humble way. Just love people. When you spread love, you feel good about yourself.

TV: Have you ever struggled with feeling good about yourself?

CM: Many times. I wouldn’t have these hashtags if I never didn’t feel confident. It wasn’t to the point where I had major issues, just a little stuff. If I didn’t have any problems with myself I don’t think I would have this hashtag.

TV: Do you have any times for others who might be struggling with confidence?

CM: Definitely. It’s easy to say ‘be your biggest fan,’ but you have to really tell [people] ‘love yourself.’ There’s something you can do that no one else can do, and embrace that. I’d tell them I love them and keep going and spread the love. One person at a time.

#Embraceyourface#BeyourBiggestFan ❤️

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TV: Have any stories or posts from fans using your hashtag stuck out to you?

CM: This lady stood up and told me once I started it that before I started #EmbraceYourFace, she said she [was having suicidal ideation]. Once she saw my Instagram post, she said she didn’t want to do it anymore because she said, ‘Caleb is his biggest fan, I’m gonna be mine.’ She got pretty teary, I was pretty emotional.

TV: How do you and the cast of Stranger Things practice being each others’ biggest fans and encourage self-love?

CM: After every take, we’re like, ‘good job guys, let’s go eat.’ We have fun.

This interview has been edited lightly for length and clarity.

Taken from Teen Vogue US. Read the original here.

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