The Readactive
Join bloggers Kid Fury and Crissle for their weekly “read” of hip-hop and pop culture's most trying stars. Throwing shade and spilling tea with a flippant and humorous attitude, no star is safe from Fury and Crissle unless their name is Beyonce. Or Blue Ivy. As recent transplants to New York City (Fury from Miami and Crissle from Oklahoma City), The Read also serves as an on air therapy session for two friends trying to adjust to life (and rats) in the big city.
Country Of Origin |
USA
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New York, NY
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Weekly

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Brother Reed. You have messed up my afro.
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I really just wanted to name this episode "Butt Lunch."
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When the Basquiat skirt isn't enough....
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This episode is inspired by Jay-Z's spirit, Pac's soul and sonically Dre's ears.
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Thanks to Chicago for a great time at our sold-out show this past weekend.
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The audio (and Crissle’s cough) are both awful this week, but we dragged too many people to not release this. Our apologies.
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Tyrese doesn't respond to Gmail ass booty chatter.
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Baby rumors and Bobby Brown. (Correction: PewdiePie has 57 million followers on Youtube. Not sure where I got 11 million from. - Fury)
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This week we're talking drag, ghosts and Insecure with superstar queen, Shea Couleé.
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Promise rings and pussy sales. (Game of Thrones spoilers 8:00 - 14:25)
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This episode is all about your dramatic ass letters that we love so much.
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Surround Brandy Norwood with your prayers.
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Strolling down the beautiful streets of B2K memory lane.
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Blue Ivy might be the greatest rapper alive.
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The Grand High Nigga Gala took place this past weekend and it was a mess.
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Amber Rose unleashes her fur burger for Instagram.
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Disclaimer: Crissle has another disgusting story.
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Are Crissle and Fury a couple of high-yellow haters?
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Alicia Keys stars in "When Keeping It Deep Goes Wrong
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Beyoncé trolls us, Nicki still lost and Trump stays pissed.
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for colored girls who unfurl their tits when diss tracks are enuf...
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Chrisette Michele and Steve Harvey don't care about black people.
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break ups, make ups and water sports
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Best Moments Of 2016 by Loud Speakers Network
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Give Mary Her Things by Loud Speakers Network
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Kanye update, more unnecessary shade from Brandy and hat policies.
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Reality TV drama and a real life Tyler Perry movie.
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Naomi Campbell is still scary and Mary J Blige's divorce is filled with hateration.
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Kardashian pettiness, Black TV pettiness and more.
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The Game, Meek Mill and Sean Kingston's jewelry. 
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Side-chick books and people who should shut the hell up.
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The VMAs, spit sex and lying ass white vultures.
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Francine returns, Amber Rose recruits and Meek Mill refuses to move on.
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Frank Ocean, Martha Stewart and poor penis choices.
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You Won't Stop Our Blackness by Loud Speakers Network
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Killing time softly with no songs.
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Apparently we can't shut up these days.
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Katt Williams, K. Michelle and Kehlani.
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Ciara's ring, Chris Brown's new movie and Mariah's reality show
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New Chris Brown drama, more boring nudes and flop on flop crime.
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The Oscar's are still white as hell and Nina Simone is still black as hell.
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Despite the best efforts of both the flu and a shitty soundman at Manhattan's The New School, The Read is back this week. With both Crissle and Fury unable to get out of bed (let alone get to the studio) this week we're bringing you The Read's 3rd Anniversary Show. We love you guys and thanks for your support--especially Larry and Ellen, the couple that got engaged during listener questions (You read that right.....)
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Golden Globes, Teen Slob OG and Patti's cakes getting patty caked.
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Brandy stanning, Jaden Smith's skirt and Future's future with Future.
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A look back at the best moments of 2015
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It's the holidays, so it's only right that The Friend Zone and The Read get together. Here's Part 2 of the mash up.
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The sad story of Meek Mill's cold clear pee.
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Bow Wow gives us a failed Language Arts lesson as we keep our good stuff covered.
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Patti Pies are making folks slap their mamas harder than Holly Holm. Plus, a history lesson for you young hoes.
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Cognac and conversation with Mike and Tay of Dormtainment.
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TLC went to shade jail, Chris Brown put TMZ on blast and The Game set out that peen.
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Oprah, Drake, Beyoncé and butt play.
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Raven Hyphen Sigh'Moan is still acting a damn fool.
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The Read travels to London for our first European show.
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A brand new mailbag episode full of your letters from home.
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Happy birthday, Beyoncé! We're back to discuss Nicki versus Miley, Fake President Kardashian and Paula Deen's Nae-Nae.
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Reality stars are still doing too much.
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Drake hops on an owl and soars into the shade heavens as our new Supreme.
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Karruby Rose, Diddy's pimp hand and Khia's vocals.
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Beyoncé's new BFF feeds her cheeseburgers and "NahLaters."
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Kenya Moore's life twirls out and Blac Chyna's mama goes off!
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MET dresses, rappers beefing, and Kylie Jenner's confession.
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Waka Flocka runs for office. Sherri Sheppard runs from child support. Kylie Jenner runs her mouth.
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Rihanna, Beyoncé and Madonna's new victim of the kissing curse.
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Lots of celebrity reunions this week. Plus, Frank Ocean is back and Kylie Jenner wants to look like a gay plum.
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Rome and Cam, of the hilarious Dormtainment, join the show to talk Tidal, Karrueche and gas money. Visit them at dormtainment.com and check out their Comedy Central web series, Six Guys One Car.
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Jim Henson tears, ghostwriter tea, and ethnic TV.
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Common is full of love...and a few other things. Plus, Karrueche finally gets help...for our entertainment.
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So many wigs to remove. So little time.
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The Read Live at The New School in NYC. We thank you all so much for your continued support through these two black ass years.
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We're just over here smelling like patchouli oil and weed.
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Estelle drops by to discuss her new album, True Romance. Plus, Grammy talk and a horrific update.
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Assante and Dustin join us for our 100th episode! To celebrate, we dove into another mailbag of your business.
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Happy Shonda Day! Now that the fake blizzard is over, let's talk about Nene's wretched wigs.
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Naya Rivera bathes once in a while and Kenya Moore is still crazy. Plus, Queen Jazmine Sullivan stops by to discuss her new album, Reality Show! Buy Reality Show on iTunes here: http://bit.ly/1C9wPvB
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We're back to discuss Rick Ross's new tattoo, Nene Leakes' tears and plenty more. Tickets to Houston Live Show http://bit.ly/13BVT32
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Here are a few highlights from The Read that you all voted as your favorites.
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It's a Christmas party with our dear friends. We can't really remember most of it, but it's surely full of yelling and nonsense. Happy holidays!
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VH1's new reality show gets stomped in the yard. Plus, Bobby Shmurda is in the shmenitentiary. To fill out a short survey about The Read and win a free Bevel, go to http://www.thereadsurvey.com/
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Our friend Aubrey has taken some unnecessary blows this week. Keep him in your prayers.
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Halle's baby hair, Jill Scott's cape and more.
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We give thanks for Beyoncé, Grand Theft Auto, social media shade and more.
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Another week of poor choices from the rich and the light skinned. Plus, Beyoncé presents a gift to Kid Fury and not you.
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If you don’t get your ass off that damn piano...
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Twerking isn’t feminism. It’s fun. So piss off, Annie Lennox.
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Stevie J is pregnant, Tyga is leaving Young Money and Snoop is still high. To check out Bevel, visit GetBevel.com today. Use code THEREAD to get 20% off your first month Visit audiblepodcast.com/theread for a free 30-day trial
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This week is a vortex of ratchet featuring Tyga’s lust, Raven-Symone’s weave and baby mama threesomes.
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Dear Kim and Kanye, we at The Read would like to respectfully speak for North in saying…leave her the fuck out of it. All of it. Thanks.
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Tyler Perry allegedly got a woman pregnant and Keyshia Cole is still mad. For your free trial of HuluPlus, got to huluplus.com/theread huluplus.com/theread. Go to nature box.com to get 50% OFF your first box with promo code THEREAD.
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This week we’re joined by actor/producer, Reagan Gomez, to discuss her new web series, women of color creating their own content and Waka Flocka’s weed. Check out Reagan’s original series, Almost Home here: http://bit.ly/1ssKQyt Make sure you support the upcoming series, Surviving The Dead, by donating here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/surviving-the-dead For a free trial and 10% off, visit Squarespace.com and enter offer code FURY at checkout. A better web starts with your website. Go to audiblepodcast.com/theread for a free audiobook and trial and to let em know we sent you!!
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Is French Montana’s story arc coming to an end? Will Katy Perry and Taylor Swift be on Worldstar? All this and more…
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Snoop Dogg transforms into a light-skinned aunt and Cee-Lo doesn’t know what rape is.
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Blue performed at MTV’s Beyoncé concert and Karrueche faced the wrath of the Beyhive.
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This week has been rough but we're here anyway. Danity Kane gives up again, Ciara leaves her Future, and we have a special word for the NAACP.
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Beyoncé and Nicki Minaj released a monster remix. Kimberly Denise Jones is pissed.
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Nicki Minaj’s ass and a Cheetah Girl’s past. That’s what this episode is made of.
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Naya Rivera loves a new man, Lebron loves cupcakes and Farrah Franklin loves to get 2 on.
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The Carters have collected our edges…again.
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Karrueche is single again, Prince shades an R&B “diva" and Keyshia Cole is dumb.
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The EBT Awards were a great showing of shade, sass and lumberjack outfits. Plus, a natural hair read.
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The internet attempts to bail a fine light skinned felon out of prison, Keyshia Cole sings about lady love and Drake has a new WCW.
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Blue Ivy’s CRWN, T.I.’s Instabeef and Zendaya’s swooped bang. Plus comedian Mike Brown joins us this week for all this shade and more.
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Tichina Arnold serves a shining read for Khloe Kardashian’s boyfriend. Plus, Rihanna shades TLC over her boobs and much more!
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Rihanna’s glitter boobs, an Azealia Banks debate and more.
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For the first time ever, Kid Fury & Crissle take calls from a few of you listeners at home.
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Jaylongé is a union of beauty again...according to Beyoncé. Plus, Ciara gives birth to tomorrow, Rob Kardashian knows he’s fat and much more.
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…never really did like elevators. [ Tickets: TheReadDetroit.com + TheReadLA.com ]
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Monica Lewinksy, Willow Smith and lots of celebrity fuckboys.
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Carter concerts, bare breasts and racism.
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Flops fall back in love, Columbus Short is in a real life Scandal and Mama Dee discusses douche sales.
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There would be a description here, but we don’t remember what the hell was discussed so…
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Rappers with legal troubles, Rihanna’s bare booty picture day, Scandal predictions and much more!
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Here at The Read, we promote equal opportunity dragging and this week the verbal gatherings are open and available for all.
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North West’s parents are on the cover of Vogue, but who cares about them? Plus, Nick Cannon doesn’t care about whiteface.
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It looks like Drake and Rihanna are the new light-skinned power couple in these streets. Meanwhile, Chris Brown is only allowed one phone call.
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Boosie is free, Frank Ocean and Chipotle have beef (HA!) and Chris Brown is single again. Plus model/actor, Shaun Ross, joins the show to talk fashion, Beyoncé and self-love.
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The Read celebrates its' first anniversary with a live show from New York City.
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Pharrell’s new album cover is causing some brown anger. Robin Thicke’s wife finally found some sense. Plus, one of the craziest letters yet.
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Vampires, Lil Kim and other horrifying things.
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This week, TIP & Tiny are sharing their booty issues with Instagram. Plus, T-Pain puts homophobes on blast and Kid Fury ain’t thinking about fatherhood.
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Macklemore received all of Kendrick Lamar’s Grammy awards, but don’t worry…he’s awful sorry about that. Is T.I.’s family hustling backwards? All this plus Vin Diesel’s attempt at surfing this week.
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Madonna and does something stupid for attention…again. Drake wins at Saturday Night Live. Plus, Sherri Shepherd shade and much more.
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Bieber and friends are finally looking at doing time. Ciara reveals her pregnancy that we all knew about. Plus, Kid Fury sets a new goal for 2014.
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Young Jeezy makes terrorist threats, SNL adds some color to their mix and Dwyane Wade has a new baby mama. Plus…girl, it’s cold
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Happy 2014! The Read is dedicating this episode to you and your letters from home.
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What was once meant to be a holiday special filled with friends, champagne and shade turned out to be a full stan moment after King Beyoncé snatched us up from the root.
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R. Kelly may dress like a thirteen year old Chief Keef fan, but he sure doesn’t know Twitter very well. Plus, Michelle Obama gets these girls together and The Carters rule the Grammys.
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Prepare for The Read to get loose (with more punch than a bowl of juice) as we keep it trill with special guest and blogging godmother, Freshalina.
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Happy Thanksgiving! Have your honey ham with a side of shade this week when we discuss Rihanna’s doobie wrap, Flo Rida’s “good fortune,” and turduckens.
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Keri Hilson is still enjoying her basketball boo and box braids, Oprah has requested that a certain group of people die, and USA Today tried the hell out of it.
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Description: Akon has the answer to love and hip-hop while Pebbles won’t give up the answers we care about. All this plus talk of Mariah Carey, dating in NYC, and stud love.
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Eminem is back on the train of controversy while Gaga has booked a ship to outer space…literally. Plus, New York’s MTA is still living hell on Earth.
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The Breakfast Club’s own, Charlamagne Tha God, joins the show this week to talk Chris Brown, Young Jeezy, Rich Dollaz’ forehead and more. Plus, Julianne Hough isn’t very good at this Halloween thing.
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Who knew that Lil Mama was such a good actress? Nobody. Who knew that Kanye and Kim would have a widely publicized engagement? Everyone. All this and bad football, this week on The Read. Don't forget to grab tickets to Kid Fury's Trilloween: http://bit.ly/169eeVk
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Madonna is fighting the power one text at a time, while Drake and Chris Brown continue to exhibit extreme lightskinned behavior. Plus, vine videos and GOP juice! Kid Fury Trilloween Tickets: bit.ly/169eeVj
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Khloe and Lamar were seen together since Kris and Bruce Jenner are not. Miley Cyrus catches another swift read and Slim Thug can't control his hoodisms. Plus we chop it up with special guest, Chef Roblé!
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Kanye is being stalked, Lamar Odom may have been set up and Lebron James got a virtual read. Plus, Kid Fury thinks buying bras on the hood sidewalk is gross.
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Please pray for Kieran James Romney and while you’re at it tell Rihanna and Teyana to go be rich and quiet. Then get into the moment when The Read got to interview the amazing Jenifer Lewis. The Read – My Auntie Jenifer
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Antoine Dodson is playing another publicity game and Miley’s man is over her. Plus, we’re tired of you cheeky queens touching Beyoncé. The Read – Hide Your Kids, Hide Your Sexuality
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In an effort to get our lives and schedule together, The Read is dedicating this episode to you and your letters from home.​ (Yes, there is still a regular show this week.) The Read – The Mailbag
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Keyshia Cole has apologized in hopes of salvaging what’s left of her edges. Bruno Mars is performing at the next Super Bowl and Gucci Mane has lost all three teaspoons of his mind. Plus, a simple reminder that Blue Ivy is better than you. The Read – Gucci This, Gucci That
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From Lady Gaga to NSYNC to Miley Cyrus, we’re breaking down all our thoughts on the 2013 Video Music Awards. Also, we have a word on stans and agreeing to disagree. The Read – The VMA Review
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So many celebrity stunt queens have been pulling it this week, so tell Perez Hilton, Miguel and Raz B to get their acrylic nails out of your pocketbook. Also, a word on gay ice cream and how it destroys children. The Read – Big Gay Ice Cream
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This week, some chick in Switzerland tried our dear Queen Oprah, Kendrick Lamar turned the entire hip-hop industry upside down…and Beyoncé got a haircut. Plus, PMS is real and Miley’s edges are destroyed. The Read – Friendly Reminders
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Beyoncé. King Bey. Motha. BGKC. Mrs Carter. This week we recap the snatching that took place at Barclays Center for the Mrs. Carter Show. The Read – The Mrs. Carter Show
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This week, our good friend Chescaleigh is back to help us discuss Dwyane Wade’s typo name, DJ Khaled’s publicity stunt and much more. Your listener letters are as fiery as ever and Kid Fury has a powerful read for potato chip injustice. The Read – Sweet and Meat
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Kanye went black skinhead on some jerk paparazzi and we at The Read are perfectly okay with that. The royal baby is here and Beyoncé’s weave has been compromised, plus much more! The Read – Luna Vs Serena
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This past week has been an especially sucky one, but the show must go on. Grab a few deserved laughs as Kid Fury & Crissle talk Chris Brown, Keri Hilson, and the monstrous Kris Jenner. Plus, you listeners sound off! The Read – Well Deserved Laughs
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This week, we all hail Jay’s Holy Grail. Mariah Carey busted her legendary ass and your letters from home are crazier than ever! Plus, our guest Assante introduces a new segment and Stevie J stops by the show in his fuckboy bus…   The Read – Stay Off The Bus
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This week, Kid Fury & Crissle review the BET Awards before the holiday. Talk of George Zimmerman gets pretty heated and your letters from home are still insane!
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This week, Blue Ivy has officially muted the name North West on Twitter. Paula Deen might be sorry for calling you all the N-word, but she’s still been fired. Plus, a listener update that will gag your shorts off!
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Have you had a taste of Paula Deen’s racism lately? Come get a bite along with lots of shade for Kaidence Donda West and Chad Johnson. Plus, Crissle reads where it hurts…for Fury.
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It’s been legal hell for a few celebrities as of late. This week, Kid Fury and Crissle bang the gavel on these famous fools. Plus, Miley Cyrus and her twerking are tired as hell.
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Have you asked Draya Michele any tough Twitter questions yet? This week, Kid Fury and Crissle are reading deadbeat parents and destroying the fuckboys. Also, which Real Housewife is pregnant again and what’s up Kanye’s butt?
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This week, Crissle lets you know how she feels about a drugged out rapping Amanda Bynes! Everyone is judging Miguel, Beyoncé will having escort you out and Kid Fury is always late! We also introduce a new sponsor, Audible.com. Go to audiblepodcast.com/read to check out free trial. And of course check out Huluplus.com/theread to get a free trial to [...]
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This week, Kid Fury & Crissle gag over the leaked version of Beyoncé’s “Grown Woman” single. As anticipation for the tour kicks back up, Miguel kicks two girls down at the Billboard Awards. Plus, what the hell is Paris Hilton doing on Cash Money Records?! also, to take advantage of The Read’s special offer with [...]
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Lord, Beyoncé has postponed a show for the first time. Is the King Bey knocked up? Also, Tyler Perry’s wig gets snatched and Kelly Rowland bares her soul. However, can you tell what’s up with Kid Fury this week?
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The Read returns this week with more soap opera games from Chris & Rihanna. Kim Kardashian looks like a couch, Lauryn Hill is going away and Wade Robson loses his damn mind.
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Actor, Dustin Ross, joins us on The Read this week, where we give thanks for all new Beyoncé-related treats. We might be getting a new Lauryn Hill album, sponsored by the IRS. Plus, K. Michelle is getting her ashy wig shifted.
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Have you said a prayer for DMX and Amanda Bynes this week? Join in our circle of hope for those two. Also, has Beyoncé made a huge mistake…and who is Kylie: The Terrible?
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On this week’s episode of The Read, popular Youtube sensation, Franchesca Ramsey, joins in on the shade. LL Cool J doesn’t care about slavery as long as he can wear jewelry, and A$AP Rocky is giving lipstick tips. You can also expect a lengthy discussion on ABC’s Scandal!
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On this week’s Read, Fury & Crissle have another Beyoncé appreciation moment… sponsored by Pepsi. Keyshia Cole’s career is over, Rick Ross wants to keep his career and Crissle is The Willow Defender.
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This week on The Read’s fifth episode, Fury and Crissle marvel at Blue Ivy’s height and fantastic diet. Kim Kardashian is still pretty dumb and Rick Ross raps about rape. Also, Crissle reads a queen in the name of natural hair!
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On this week’s episode of The Read, Fury and Crissle celebrate Beyoncé’s right to stunt on these peasants. Keyshia Cole gets her ketchup-colored wig ripped to shreds and Rihanna is still high as hell. Plus, fake famous people get read for points. Tune in now!
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On this episode of The Read, Kid Fury clocks Tamar Braxton’s original face, while Crissle reads Joe Budden for filth. Kandi Burruss, Nicki Minaj and Lil Kim also get chopped. Plus, Crissle has a strong word on messy hypocrites. Come get your blessing!
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This week, Kid Fury & Crissle are reading Kim Kardashian for blood…literally. Chris Brown, A$AP Rocky, Azealia Banks and Bloomberg are just a few others that also catch the shade. Plus, why is Kid Fury a dateless dweeb? Listen up and find out!
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The great people behind The Combat Jack Show lost their minds and allowed me to host my own podcast. So, of course, I had to grab my beautiful and shade-filled friend, Crissle, and The Read was born. This will be a weekly podcast where Crissle and I discuss everything from living in New York City, [...]
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