Quote of the Day: Vibe on Robin Thicke’s Comment

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Vibe issues a statement on Robin Thicke’s claim that he didn’t get the cover because he was white:

“We have a great deal of respect for Robin Thicke and his music, and we remain flattered by his desire to be on a VIBE cover. A VIBE cover is a huge milestone in any artist’s career—recent cover stars include Young Jeezy, Mariah Carey, 50 Cent, Usher, Senator Barack Obama, Eminem, Lil Wayne, and Robert De Niro, to say nothing of our 15-year history. We wish Thicke the best, and we’re glad he discusses his thoughts on race and R&B in the new October 2008 issue of VIBE.”

Translation: Robin get to Mariah Carey and Barack Obama’s status and maybe you’ll get some play.  SMH.

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  • NO ONE ON THE CORNER HAS SWAGGER LIKE US(sxyQblondie)

    FIRST

  • blaq

    2nd

    I don’t care that they won’t put him on there b/c he’s white, they have that right. I’ve never seen a black man on a country music mag, and we sing county too.

  • NO ONE ON THE CORNER HAS SWAGGER LIKE US(sxyQblondie)

    VIBE IS WEAK, WATERED DOWN, AND NOTHING LIKE WHAT THEY USED TO BE. THE 20 QUESTIONS USED TO BE SOMETHING THAT I LOOKED FOWARD TO READING FOR GOOD LAUGHS AND SIMILARITIES. NOW IT SUCKS MAJOR BOOTAY. JUST LIKE THE REST OF THE MAGAZINE. SO WHO CARES WHAT THEY SAY. I HOPE THE EDITOR OF VIBE READS THIS SO THEY CAN STEP THEIR GAME UP. I WOULDNT BUY A VIBE NOW-A DAYS FOR 50 CENT.

  • Lush-Us Lipps

    This may very well be true… but nevertheless we still love him anyway.

  • kevwebb (I GOT NOW, I DON'T CARE WHO GOT NEXT)

    Yeah…Robin’s a good artist, but nothing he has went Platinum. None of his personal albums have went platinum. Someone can correct me.

    @ Z: What’s Poppin Ma?

  • http://Yahoo intuitivepisces

    I love Robin Thicke; however, I think VIBE has every right to remain exclusive regarding this issue. Keep up the good work Robin!

  • NO ONE ON THE CORNER HAS SWAGGER LIKE US(sxyQblondie)

    THERE WAS A TIME WHEN VIBE DIDNT HAVE ANY CHOICE BUT TO PUT THE “UP AND COMING ARTIST” ON THEIR COVER. SO WHAT, NOW THAT THEY’VE BEEN IN THE GAME FOR OVER A DECADE, THEIR TOO GOOD TO DO IT? SOME OF THE TRASH THEY PUT ON THEIR MAG MONTH TO MONTH, ARENT EVEN WORTH BUYING AN ALBUM FROM. ROBIN THICKE IS A TALENTED MAN. REGARDLESS OF WHAT COLOR HE IS.

  • mydixiewrecked

    Vibe is wack and so is Danyel Smith. Its the Ecko of urban magazines… WHITE-washed and watered down.

  • MIke

    Vibe did not dispute what Robin said. If it was not true Vibe would have said it was not true.

  • NO ONE ON THE CORNER HAS SWAGGER LIKE US(sxyQblondie)

    @TANISHA

    HELLLOOOO!! THANK YOU!! NOT ONLY ARE THE ADVERTISEMENTS OF SOMETHINGS YOU CANT AFFORD, BUT OF ALOT OF CRAP YOU WOULDNT BUY EVEN IF IT WENT ON CLEARANCE. THE’ F*&K OUTTA HERE!!(LOL) VIBE IS SOME GARBAGE. LIKE I SAID THE OTHER DAY, I DIDNT EVEN BLINK WHEN THEY STOPPED MY “FREE” SUBSCRIPTION. I LAUGHED, THANKING THEM INTERNALLY FOR DOING SO. CAUSE THEY ARE WACK AS HELL. THE INTERVIEW SET UP IS POOR. IT’S JUST GARBAGE.

  • Nothing Nice ("real rappers ain't eating they Olsen Twinin" WALE )

    yeah he need to slow down w/ this one.

  • Nothing Nice:"real rappers ain't eating they Olsen Twinin" WALE

    @ No one

    lol

  • Meeko From Detroit (Yung Burger was a punk and we was morally right to put him in his place. Dont Hate My City for it being Stand Up. Hate Yung Burger and Yourselves for Being Punkasses.

    Vibe has been so week since they changed from Mimi Valdez to Daynel Smith. i stopped reading after that Janet Comeback cover in Hawaii…..forget it.

  • Ermy Erm

    Translation: Robin get to Mariah Carey and Barack Obama’s status and maybe you’ll get some play. SMH.

    pwahahahahhaah *noddin head as i leave the thread*

  • Just Sit and Be Pretty

    *Yawn*

  • Ms. Philadelphia

    it is what it is Robin…just because you have a song out with LIl Wayne don’t automatically make u high profile status…sit down and be patient, in due season little one….in due season

  • Miss Theo

    I seriously doubt that being on the cover of Vibe is a huge “milestone” in Barack Obama or Robert De Niro’s career…. Vibe is reaching there.

  • Ms. Philadelphia

    Wait a friggin minute! Why in the world was Robert DeNiro on the cover??? SMH….

  • Hardly Working

    They did not dispute what he said. Whatever he does in his personal life is not up for debate. Who cares if he does coke (which I don’t believe). It is obvious Vibe was in the wrong or they would have called him a liar. That was a sugar coated statement. If someone lied on my brand, I would blast them out without question like Fox did to Solange. Vibe did not. That is my clear answer right there. Another thing, these mags are to help promote new artists not just celebrate those who have already made it. We need the Robin Thicke’s, Keri Hilson’s, Bilal’s, Rashaan Patterson’s, Estelle’s, etc. to get their shine on as well.

  • Ms. Philadelphia

    I seriously doubt that being on the cover of Vibe is a huge “milestone” in Barack Obama or Robert De Niro’s career…. Vibe is reaching there.

    LOL!! So true! They probably didn’t even know it! Like Robert DeNiro or Barack Obama woul dhave a Cover party or something for VIBE! SMH

  • And...

    One question…

    And if they did?

    While he’s at it I bet a lot of good things happened to him too – because he’s White.

    They should have just replied with:

    “No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service.”

  • http://anonymous@yahoo.com anonymous

    yawn,damn does that person ever stop off of this board. yawn yawn yawn

  • http://www.myspace.com/thegameoncw Bird

    The statement wasn’t saying anything. They might as well not have issued it.

  • And...

    @Ya Boy KJ

    …sometimes that’s all you can do.

  • shesofine

    Who cares???? No one reads Vibe anyway.

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