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Pop Addict: Nicki Minaj, It Chapter Two, Ariana Grande

Hello to all the pop addicts out there at Valdosta State! This has been a slow week for pop culture, but let’s see what tea we can get into this week! Undoubtedly the biggest story in recent news: Nicki Minaj announced her retirement via Twitter. This came as a shock to many people, especially her fans, as it was a ...

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Pop Addict: 2021 Grammy Awards Predictions

Hello, my favorite pop addicts at VSU, and welcome back to a special (and my personal favorite) edition of our beloved pop culture column! It’s Grammy Awards season in the music industry, and there is no better time to argue about who deserves to win which awards. This year’s nominations are quite interesting to say the least. While I am ...

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Pop Addict: Inauguration Edition

Welcome back, pop addicts of VSU, and thank you for tuning into a very special edition of our beloved pop culture column. Let’s cut to the chase and get right into it! Today is a very important day for Americans. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were respectively sworn into office this morning. You may be asking: “What ...

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Pop Addict: Mariah Carey, 2020 Christmas Releases, Disney

Hello, my favorite pop addicts at VSU, and welcome back to a very special edition of Pop Addict! It’s been a while since we’ve talked, so let’s get right into it! Thirty years into her career, Mariah Carey is back to topping the charts with her Christmas classic “All I Want for Christmas.” This is the song’s second consecutive year ...

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Throwback Thursday Album Review: The Velvet Rope by Janet Jackson

“We have a special need/ To feel that we belong/ Come with me inside/ Inside my velvet rope,” Janet said in the opening lines to the title track of her critically acclaimed sixth studio album titled The Velvet Rope The title of the album serves as a metaphor for emotional boundaries and an individual’s need to feel special. A genre-bending ...

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Pop Addict: Normani calls out Cabello’s past racism

Hey guys, and welcome to another edition of Pop Addict. As always, I am excited to discuss pop culture with you guys. So without further ado, let’s get the tea with T.J.! Former Fifth Harmony member, Normani, recently gave her opinion on her former bandmate Camila Cabello’s past racist comments. She explains that she was hurt because it took Cabello ...

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Pop addict: Get the tea with TJ!

Hello, my favorite pop addicts at VSU, and welcome back to another edition of Pop Addict. This week has been kind of dead, but there are still things to discuss. So, without further ado, let’s jump right into the tea! The 92nd Academy Awards ceremony took place of Feb. 9. The award show honored some of the best films of ...

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Pop Addict: Get the tea with TJ! (Grammy/Super Bowl Edition)

Hello to all my fellow pop addicts at VSU, and welcome to another edition of Pop Addict! We have a variety of topics to discuss. So without further a due, let’s jump right into it. The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards ceremony took place on Jan. 26, 2020. While there are a few things I disagreed with in terms of the ...

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Pop Addict: Get the Tea with TJ!

Hello, pop addicts of VSU and welcome back to another edition of Pop Addict. It’s been a while since we’ve discussed the latest news in pop culture and I’ve missed you guys, so without further a due, let’s get right into it! The 77th Golden Globe Awards ceremony took place on Jan. 5, 2020. There was a variety of winners, ...

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Pop Addict: Beyonce, music industry update, Endgame

Hello to all my pop addicts of VSU. It has been a week since I’ve talked to you last. Hope that your house is in order, while you worrying about other folks business! Just kidding! I’ve got a nice cup of jade citrus mint tea brewing, so let’s get into it. Following the mass hysteria that it sent Beyoncé’s fans ...

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Pop Addict: Jussie Smollett, Lori Loughlin, Solange

Hey y’all! Long time, no see… or write… speak? Either way, how are y’all? Welcome back, my pop addicts of VSU. I’m serving up a nice cup of chai black tea. So, let’s get into it! Jussie Smollett. A little while ago, I wrote a pop addict pretty much chastising the Chicago Police Department and the country as a whole, ...

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