1. Aaron Carter is finally checking into rehab.
After Aaron Carter guest starred on The Doctors
, the show - although they were probably just using him for ratings initially - strongly recommended that he check into rehab, and that they'd pay for it too. I mean, wouldn't you
tell Aaron to step away from the camera and into temporary hiding after watching this extremely stressful clip?:
Aaron just keeps spurting out all of these horrible issues he has - he lost his dad, his sister, he can't hear out of his right ear (???), and yeah, he's a bit of a crack head too. He took a drug test and HIV test before the show. He tested negative for HIV (great!) and even though there was no crack in his system, he tested positive for weed, opiates, and benzos (eh, not great!). His sister, Leslie, died with an overdose of Xanax in her system. And speaking of his family, his father Robert Carter passed away in May and he doesn't talk to his siblings Nick or Angel. His family life was never that good, and apparently he's still trying to get over some messed up shit his dad did to him (like holding a gun to his head). Damn.
Aaron was also weighed and clocked in at a not-so-whopping 115 pounds. A few months ago, he blamed his weight loss on a hiatal hernia, but… The Doctors
Aaron's rep released a statement:
"Aaron has decided to enter a facility to improve his health and work on his overall wellness. He is going to do this privately and focus all his attention on being the best person and performer possible. He is grateful for the support and love from his fans and looks forward to coming back stronger than ever before."
Then Aaron released this note to his fans:
Aaron, I'm glad you're voluntarily checking yourself into rehab, but maybe you should shy away from putting out new music right now. It sounds like with your problems, you'll need more than just a month to recover. Put your phone down. Take a walk somewhere in the deep woods. Wrestle with some bears. Eat fruit and drink more water. Just… stop tweeting.
2. Of course Azealia Banks decided to start shit with Cardi B.
We all know Cardi B just made history by being the first female rapper to hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart in 19 years with her debut hit "Bodak Yellow." It also reached almost 177 million views on YouTube and nearly 93 million streams on Spotify. Simply put, she's had a good summer. Tons of rappers, both male and female, have reached out on social media to show their support and congratulate her.
(Taylor Swift is actually the one she dethroned from the No. 1 spot).
But of course, amidst all this positive female empowerment, Azealia Banks just had
to swoop in with her unpopular opinion (which she obviously regretted after, because most of the tweets are deleted). She tweeted at Cardi, who she refers to as "spicy Latina," from a new account (@XoCheapy) since her last one got taken down for too much trolling. Apparently nothing good lasts forever, because she's back!
However, being the bad ass that she is, Cardi quickly came back with the most perfect response - a video of Azealia so clearly loving the song. #Facts:
What I'm most surprised about is how tame Azealia looks while in the club. I wonder if she bit any security guards' boobies that night!
3. Ryan Seacrest says that disastrous Mariah Carey NYE performance was Mimi's fault.
Ryan Seacrest recently appeared on the only show that'd take him besides American Idol
, Watch What Happens Live
, and on it he was asked about the disaster that was Mariah Carey's NYE performance earlier this year. Yes, more than half way into 2017 and people are still
trying to figure out how the hell Mimi kicked it all off.
He basically blamed the whole thing on her by saying that she was working with the best crew ever, and he found it hard to believe that they'd mess up:
"That crew, that team, that staff is the best in the business...They put on the biggest live music events and they know what they're doing. I know how good they are at their jobs. My reaction was, ‘She was working with the best.' I find it hard to believe they made big mistakes that bad."
Then he later admitted that he didn't really know what was going on during the time:
"When it was happening, it was hard for me to see and hear because we're in Times Square and there was a lot going on….I had to be told that something was going on and then try to find a monitor to react to. So I wasn't quite sure what was happening, actually."
Well Ryan, I don't think you were the only one who didn't know what was going on. All of America was watching from the comfort of their own homes and we still couldn't figure it out.