With so many Black queer and trans women flourishing in entertainment, ELIXHER decided to bring you a weekly round up. Every weekend, you can find out what’s happening on television, in music and everywhere in between. This week’s installment features Siya, Foxxjazell, KIN4LIFE, and more.
Siya Premieres “Real MVP” Video on Sisterhood of Hip Hop Finale
*spoiler alert* In the season finale of Sisterhood of Hip Hop, the ladies put on a showcase together. Things blow up between out rapper Siya and her girlfriend Renaye. It’s hard to watch as things quickly turn ugly (and physical when Siya’s castmate jumps in to back her up). Renaye gets upset when Siya doesn’t acknowledge her during her performance. Siya, on the other hand, feels her girlfriend is being selfish and can’t let go of her trust issues. The rapper decides to end things and focus on her career.
“I’m finally receiving the blessings that I’ve been blocked my whole life,” Siya tells Renaye right before the breakup. “You don’t have to explain yourself,” Renaye responds. Even she knows it’s over.
The Bed-Stuy native recently premiered her new music video “Real MVP.” Viewers got a preview during the finale. “The song was just to celebrate women,” Siya told Oxygen. “To show the world that it’s ok to be all about your significant other. Also to put women on a pedestal instead of degrade them.”
Watch the video below. We can’t help but smile at the Love & Basketball video reference. Yass for the nostalgia!
Trans Rapper Foxxjazell Releases New Single “Motorcycle”
Trans rapper Foxxjazell recently released a sexy new single called “Motorcycle,” featuring pop artist Mila Jam. The rapper hails from Birmingham, AL and has performed for thousands at the world famous Arena nightclub in Hollywood. She has also opened for performers like Rupaul.
Listen to the catchy club banger here. Watch the video below!
MTV and Logo TV Release “Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word” Trailer
MTV and Logo TV released a trailer for the upcoming documentary “Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word” which will air on Friday, October 17 at 7PM ET. Immediately following the documentary’s premiere, Laverne Cox will host the one hour “Trans Forum” with SuChin Pak live on Logo TV and MTV.com where she and the subjects of the documentary will discuss transgender issues as well as answer questions from a live audience and via social media. Laverne will also appear as a special guest on season two of MTV’s “Faking It” on Tuesday, October 14. Check out the trailer and set your DVRs!
KIN4LIFE Debuts New Music “Type Girl Right Girl”
We’re digging the new single, “Type Girl Right Girl,” by lesbian rap duo KIN4LIFE. Take a listen and tell us what you think!
Angel Haze Posts Adorable Pics With Her Girlfriend
Pansexual rapper Angel Haze and girlfriend Ireland Baldwin are too cute for words. The couple raised eyebrows this week when Angel Haze Instagramed a photo of herself and her love with the caption, “I know, I know… we should get married already.” Peep some of their adorable us-ies.