Category: 90s fashion

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LL Cool J and Kidada Jones 

LL Cool J and Kidada Jones dated from 1992 to 1994. In his book I Make My Own Rules, LL said he cared about

Kidada

and respected her but he broke up with her because of her spirituality beliefs. 

“She would go to an ashram, consult a guru, and pray to statues… Before my album 14 Shots to the Dome dropped, Kidada told me she threw some kind of stick into the eternal fire for my album. I was like ‘Yo why did you do that? I didn’t ask you to do that!’ That joint flopped crazily. ‘Oh, well, I’m sorry I cared!’ she said. I had hurt her feelings, but she had hurt me too. I know she meant well, but I just couldn’t get with that. She took me to her guru once and I remember kneeling before this strange young woman who was touching feathers.”

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Bobby Brown, Salt-N-Pepa and Ike Turner at the Rhythm & Blues Foundation

Pioneer Awards in 1995.

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Shania Twain photographed by George Holz

for Entertainment Weekly Magazine on July 24, 1995 in New York City.

Mariah Carey and Patrick Swayze on Saturday Night Live on October 27, 1990.

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Bobby Brown, Salt-N-Pepa and Ike Turner at the Rhythm & Blues Foundation

Pioneer Awards in 1995.

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Aaliyah and R. Kelly photographed by Dana Lixenberg, 1994.

Madonna photographed by Helmut Newton for Vanity Fair, 1990.

R. Kelly performing at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on May 27, 1994. 

(Photos by David Corio)

Aaliyah at the Urban Aid 4 Lifebeat event in New York on October 4, 1995.

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Madonna and Dennis Rodman photographed for Vibe Magazine, 1994.

Madonna had a crush on Dennis Rodman and called him “the Madonna of basketball.” Madonna’s Publicist Liz Rosenberg and Vibe Magazine Editor-in-chief Jonathan Van Meter collaborated to come up with an idea of them meeting for a photo shoot and Madonna conducting a Q&A for the magazine. The moment they met the sexual attraction was instant. After the photo shoot Madonna conducted a private 2 hour interview with Rodman. The title of the unpublished article was Madonna’s idea: “Game Recognizes Game.” 

Quincy Jones, founder of the magazine saw the photos and opposed the story which prevented it being printed. According to Quincy Jones’ autobiography, He said: “Over my dead body, because it makes it look as though we’re pandering, that we’re not sure Vibe can be a black magazine and make it.” He felt Vibe founded in 1993 hadn’t been around long enough to establish a personality as an urban magazine. Van Meter was furious and quit. Quincy called Madonna to tell her it wasn’t personal but she was still offended. She said: “Quincy, you and I could change the world together if we wanted to. See you around, pal.”