Artist Health

Artist Health: Breakups: K.Michelle & Idris Elba, Nicki Minaj & Safaree, Ciara & Future

KMichelleIt must be in the air because this December has been full of so many industry breakups. Also, today’s artists seem unafraid to be vulnerable about their relationships, at least the women. They are not shy to keep it “hundred” in expressing their emotional hurt/pain. Breakups are tough and it is particularly good that artists have an outlet through music to express hurt. However, artists, you may need to recalibrate and talk to a trusted advisor/counselor who can help you during this difficult time. Social media heated exchanges with ex-boyfriends and girlfriends should also be hands off, my opinion for what it is worth.

K.Michelle & Idris Elba (I think I am probably one of the few women in America who really don’t get what the big deal is about Idris Elba). K.Michelle does have a new album to promote…

Nicki Minaj & Safaree -Nicki stopped by Angie Martinez and while there, broke down. Twelve years of friendship. Tough. She does have an album to promote. Subsequent to her radio appearance on Power 105. 1, she and her ex her a hot exchange on twitter.

Nicki Minaj Safaree

NickiMinajSafaree--Nicki Minaj Safaree 3

Ciara & Future (The couple welcomed a baby, but shortly after, Future is caught cheating on Ciara. This is after Ciara’s public gushing of Future. *smh*) Ciara recently took to social media to share the following: “You know it’s over when the tattoo comes off! Thank God for laser tattoo removal!”

Newsflash Ciara, it is not over. The battle has just started. You will need your family lawyer to help sort out child custody issues, visitation etc. Also, no disrespect to Ciara but is the result any surprising? A man having a hard time committing to prior baby mamas. What made you think you would be different?

Ciara Future

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