SOHH Whatcha Think: Eminem Wants Another White Hype, Teyana Taylor Goes Nude For Janet Jackson, WWE Apologizes After Kobe Bryant Rape Joke

Tuesday, Jul 31, 2012 10:32AM

Written by SOHH On The Spot

Tuesday Tantrums? Not quite. In fact, possibly just the opposite when you look at Eminem considering replacing Yelawolf with another great white rapper. Nudity can be art, or so many would argue, and that appears to be the case in Teyana Taylor dropping the top in an ode to Janet Jackson. It's tough to tell what's real and fake these days, but the apology WWE gave to Kobe Bryant after a Colorado rape joke last night? Yup, nothing staged about that. All this now in SOHH Whatcha Think.

[Editor's Note: The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of SOHH]

1. The Great White Hype

It's sad things have not quite gone as expected for Yelawolf since signing to Shady Records in 2011. Sure, there have been a few magazine covers and Eminem collaborations, but tensions as of late appear to be directed at his overall Interscope Records deal. If all this holds true, it looks like Eminem could be on the verge of making an overnight replacement. According to All Hip Hop Rumors, Slim Shady already has the wheels in motion:

Earlier this year, I came down pretty hard on a kid named Young Sinatra! Well, he did a song where he sounded JUST like Drake and it was a big thumbs down. But, after listening to a bit more of of his music, he's pretty darn talented. Well, rappers of a lighter shade are all the rage now. Eminem seems like he's got favor with White America. Yelawolf seems to be working out OK in the underworld. But, I think Em and crew are looking for another face to represent Shady 2.0 and that's Logic. Its heavily rumored from my sources that Eminem is looking to sign the dude. And for good reason...he's lighter content than Yela and Em and that's what's poppin' with the teens and the tweens. Right now, I'm hearing they have Logic in "training" for the bigger picture. (All Hip Hop Rumors)

You would hate to think that Yelawolf's run with Shady Records could be coming to an end, but if this is in fact true, it's pretty exciting to see what happens next. It's pretty hard to think anybody who gets time to shine alongside Em could fail. #SOHHWhatchaThink?

2. Ode To The Real

You have to love Teyana Taylor. She's young, creative and well, she knows how to pay homage to the artists before her. Much like Nicki Minaj did with her legs open spread, in honor of Lil' Kim, we have the same situation with Teyana, minus the lower area. Necole Bitchie has the shots of just how influenced she is of Janet Jackson:

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It's Ms. Taylor if you're nasty! At 24 years old, Janet Jackson posed for one of her most memorable covers ever in Rolling Stone Magazine. The 1993 cover featured Janet topless with her boyfriend-at-the-time Rene Elizondo's hands covering her breasts. Almost 20 years later, 21 year old Teyana Taylor pays homage to Janet's cover in a new shoot with Lance Gross [yes, you heard right]. It looks as though Lance has taken his talents off screen and into the studio for some fierce photo magic. Now the question that everyone really wants to know is, 'Are those Lance hands'? (Necole Bitchie)

Good question in deed! It's a bit funny because if memory serves me correct, A$AP Rocky did this same ode but he made it known his hands were covering a woman's breasts. Can people appreciate this ode or will the swagger jacker accusers have their day? #SOHHWhatchaThink?

3. Hell In A Cell

It's hard to tell what's real and fake these days, especially when you look at professional wrestling as a whole. It seems since the departure of iconic wrestlers like The Rock and Steve Austin to Hollywood careers, the company has had rough patches in keeping relevant. Well, TMZ shows us that a Kobe Bryant joke in relation to his publicized 2003 rape case may have not been written in the pre-show planner:

The WWE has issued an full apology after an on-air personality joked that one of the wrestlers was "like Kobe Bryant at a hotel in Colorado ... he's unstoppable." It all went down during a live broadcast of "Monday Night Raw" ... when a manager named Abraham Washington -- who was wearing a live mic -- was ringside for a match involving a wrestler named Titus O'Neil ... and during the action, A.W. let the Kobe crack fly. The comment is an obvious reference to Kobe's 2003 sexual assault case -- when he was accused of raping a woman in his hotel room in Eagle, Colorado. The accuser eventually reached a settlement with Kobe and dropped her case. A rep for the WWE has issued a statement to TMZ ... telling us, "A.W. made an inappropriate comment and WWE immediately apologized." Sources tell us A.W. "felt horrible" after he made the comment ... claimed he simply "got caught up in the moment" ... and realizes the comment could be hurtful to rape victims and their families. (TMZ)

Kobe Bryant has had a tough couple of years, having lost the opportunity to do a three-peat and getting the media trying to make him out to be over-and-done with. But any average person would take a look at what he's doing over in London and see Kobe's still performing at an elite level. Was this rape joke a bit too far, even for the WWE? #SOHHWhatchaThink?

That just about wraps it up for today. This is SOHH On The Spot giving you the morning scoop from your favorite gossip blogs.

[Editor's Note: The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of SOHH]

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