Jurnee Smollett Learned the Secret to the Perfect Red Lip on the Lovecraft Country Set

If you’re not watching Lovecraft Country…well, get on it. The HBO series, which airs Sunday nights at 9 p.m., stars Jurnee Smollett and Jonathan Majors in a twisty sci-fi drama set in 1950s Jim Crow America. Smollett plays Letitia “Leti” Lewis, a free spirited woman who embarks on a road trip with her childhood friend Atticus (Majors) and his uncle (Courtney B. Vance). Together, the trio encounter monsters both all-too-real (bigoted policeman, of which there are many) and fantastical (wizards, naturally). 

It’s a bold and audacious story, Smollett praises, which is exactly what attracted her to the project. “When I read the character of Leti I felt that in every fiber of my being there was no one that could play this role but me,” Smollett says. “I felt so drawn to her and curious about her in ways that felt very familiar to me. There was was no way I was going to go down without a fight.” 

But showrunner Misha Green—who is an executive producer alongside J.J. Abrams and Jordan Peele, among others—clearly felt the same way. Smollett got the role, and she’s a revelation in it. “One of my favorite things about her is her buoyancy,” Smollett says. “She’s very unpredictable. Right when she maybe should make a left she makes a right. She really disrupts this idea of who you were supposed to be in 1955 America as being both black and female. She challenges it in such a way that I admire.” 

Here, we asked Jurnee Smollett for more of her favorite things for our latest installment of Your Fave’s Faves.

The last great book I read

I recently read The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin and reread a book that I love called Perfect Peace by Daniel Black. I keep coming back to James Baldwin’s writing during this time of uprising, this time of grief for inspiration. And Daniel Black is such an exquisite author. His book confronts so many issues we are facing right now. It explores gender identity within the Black community, the Black family, life in the south. It’s so timely, and yet it’s simply just a poetic meditation on family.

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The hair products I’m obsessed with

I love hair products! I’m using a shampoo and conditioner from a Black woman-owned company called SOTAH. Janet Zeitoun is famous for being Janet Jackson and Michael Jackson’s hair stylist. She’s a hair guru and also a family friend. I’m obsessed with her products because I always go back and forth between wearing my hair curly or blowing it out, and it’s so rich but doesn’t weigh it down. So regardless of how I want to wear my hair, it’s a great shampoo and conditioner for it. 

SOTAH Moisture Boost Conditioner

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How I self care

I am a big believer in baths, like, really meditating in baths. I find myself really unwinding more than ever now. I light my candles—I’ve loved Capri Blue Volcano for years and I keep coming back to it—I get my facial wash, I wash my hair, and I just get in the bath. 

Capri Blue Volcano

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The last thing I bought

A plant for my bedroom—it’s a hanging plant, a Pothos. I’m trying to get more life in this house! 

The Fresco Pothos Plant

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My go-to app

Lately I’ve been really holding on to the Headspace app for dear life. John Legend, a dear friend of mine, just partnered with them and did a whole playlist. So thank you, John. God bless you. I’ve been listening to it in the bath with my JBL speaker. But there have been times that I’m pumping Drake or listening to Fleetwood Mac, too.

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My new quarantine hobby

I’ve been teaching myself how to play the guitar during COVID, so there’s a whole playlist I have of songs I aspire to learn, like Carole King’s Tapestry album. I’m only one song in, “So Far Away,” which is quite appropriate for being in isolation. Now I’ve moved on to learning Alanis Morissette’s “Perfect.” My taste in music is all over the place. Right now I’m loving Cautious Clay’s song “Cold War.” Sometimes I go for a drive with my son at night and let him fall asleep and just have that song on repeat. 

The best thing in my closet

I love jumpers, so jumpsuits are pretty much what I’m living in right now. Ilana Kohn has the comfiest jumpers. I have another one I was given by the costume designer from Lovecraft Country. It’s Ralph Lauren vintage. 

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The jeans I always reach for first

I’ve lived in my favorite pair of jeans for most of Covid-19. They’re Levi 501s. They’re cut up and really light blue and have gotten to the point where they’re so worn down that they’re soft now. That and a white T-shirt was my uniform. 

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My favorite workout

Jeanette Jenkins trained me for Birds of Prey and the pilot of Lovecraft Country, and she has an online membership that I do. I do all her workouts because I always feel thoroughly worn down afterward, which is a feeling I like right now. 

The makeup trick I learned on set

When the Lovecraft Country makeup artist Sandra Linn Koepper and I were creating the look for Leticia, we were like, “Well, we’ve got to do the classic red lip, right?” A good trick I learned was to put foundation on the line of my lip, like over my lip. so that when I line the red it’s crisp. It’s cool because all of our natural lip lines kind of bleed out and aren’t defined. So to get that really defined look she would have me put foundation on my lip line and put the red lip over that. I don’t remember what red we used, but you know, my makeup artist Vincent Oquendo turned me onto Shiseido Cocktail Hour, which I’m really liking right now.

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Weekly Horoscope for the Week of September 7, 2020

In matters of love and friendship, make a grand statement and indulge the ones closest to you. On the personal front, step into each and every situation with your head held high. Channel excess energy into creative pursuits from dancing to painting or showing off a new ensemble; when in doubt, add flair. Read on to discover what’s in store for your sign during the week of September 7 through to September 13, 2020, then get to know your rising sign.

Aries | Aries rising

It’s time to talk turkey with significant others as your relationship zone is all about communication for the next month. The key is to negotiate. Be sure both sides are heard equally before even considering solutions or decisions. If you’re not crystal clear on where you stand or feel you haven’t said your piece, it’s time. Your romantic zone is stimulated so why stop at a single rose, make it a room full, serenade, restructure your playlist, turn it up and treat yourself to something that makes you feel beautiful.  

Taurus | Taurus rising

Health and hygiene apply to your mind too, so be sure you‘re maintaining a harmonious environment by having convivial conversations. Be sure to say what you need to say to colleagues and clients and keep things on an even keel for your own inner balance. Look at daily habits in terms of what you’re feeding your mind and cultivate nutritious content. It’s time to add a dash of flair to your home base as this week kicks off a month-long focus of applying the love and beauty principle to this zone—design to stage your life (and conference calls!). Think changing up the cushions, perhaps experiment with some D.I.Y tie-dye and getting creative with pot plants and wall decor.  

Gemini | Gemini rising

Apply your ideas creatively, perhaps unleash your inner belletrist by trying your hand at a short story or perfecting your visual communication with the perfect meme. Is it time to indulge in that novel you know you want to read? Indeed. This week sets off a run on fun and creativity, so get the ball rolling and let your inner child play by doing what you love. Communication is everything in dating and romance, not the plumbing the depths kind, but simply listening and sharing interests. Find the pleasure principle in your local community over the next month and foster creative relationships. Events that you can attend might be a draw or perhaps support a local creative live event online if you can’t. 

Cardi B Wanted Lizzo to Appear in the ‘WAP’ Music Video

We coulda had a bad bitch in this house! According to a new interview, Cardi B really wanted Lizzo to appear in the “WAP” music video. In fact, she had a “whole vision” for the cameo. How much do you wanna bet there was a flute and a split involved?

“I’m cool with Lizzo and everything. Like, we’ve been sending DMs to each other and all that,” the rapper said on Hot 97, per NME. “But she was on vacation and she wasn’t in town. I was like, ‘Oh my gosh,’ because I had a whole vision about how I want to see Lizzo and everything.”

To be fair, it’s not like there wasn’t enough star power in the Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion headlined video. The rappers featured a ton of famous faces and talent, including Normani, Kylie Jenner, Rosalìa, Rubi Rose, Sukihana, and Mulatto. 

“It was so important to me to include different women that are different races and come from different backgrounds, but are so powerful and influential,” Cardi B added.  

At the end of August, Cardi B shared a message to anyone who believes the anthem about female empowerment and sexual autonomy is “too vulgar.”

“The people that the song bothers are usually conservatives or really religious people, but my thing is I grew up listening to this type of music,” she said on the Australian radio show The Kyle and Jackie O Show. “Other people might think it’s strange and vulgar, but to me it’s almost like really normal, you know what I’m saying?”

She continued, “You wanna know something? It’s what people wanna hear. If people didn’t wanna hear it, if they were so afraid to hear it, it wouldn’t be doing as good.” 

Earlier this year, she further defined the message of her music for Elle. “My music is always going to make a woman feel like a bad bitch,” Cardi B told the magazine. “When you make a woman feel like she’s the baddest bitch in the room, to me, that’s female empowerment.” 

I can’t help but think that Lizzo would agree. 

Nickelodeon’s Made by Maddie and Hair Love Controversy, Explained

This has been quite a disturbing week for fans of the Oscar-winning short film Hair Love. 

On September 1, first-look photos from the new Nickelodeon preschool animated series Made by Maddie started making the rounds on social media. Almost immediately, people on Twitter were outraged by how closely the characters—including a pet cat—resembled those from the beloved short film by Matthew A. Cherry, which tells the story of a Black father learning how to style his daughter’s hair

Here’s everything you need to know about the controversy. 

First, take a look at Hair Love, which began as a Kickstarter campaign in 2017, before going on to win the Oscar for Best Animated Short Film in 2020. In July 2020, The Hollywood Reporter revealed that HBO Max had ordered its own animated series based off of Cherry’s characters called Young Love

Now, here is a trailer for Made by Maddie, which was scheduled to premiere on September 13 on Nick Jr. Mady By Maddie followed an eight-year-old Black fashionista. 

In late August/early September, photos and trailers from the Nickelodeon series started making the rounds—instantly inspiring confusion and backlash. In both series, the father wears locs, the mother wears her natural curls, and the daughter dons a pink bow. 

Cherry also pointed out that the families even seem to have the same cat. “It’s wild. Coulda been a dog, fish, anything,” he tweeted.

Cherry also confirmed he was not a part of the Made By Maddie production. 

Furthermore, Twitter users were disappointed to discover that Made By Maddie’s creator, Paula Rosenthal, is a white woman. “Instead of hiring Black creatives Nickelodeon has a white woman steal Hair Love as if we wouldn’t fucking notice, one user wrote. ”I appreciate the representation in the cartoon Made by Maddie but stop letting white people be in charge of Black stories please.”

By September 2, Made by Maddie’s production company Silvergate Media released the following statement, denying accusations of plagiarism: “Silvergate Media has been working on the series for the last five years and throughout the production has taken steps to ensure a diverse production team and an appropriate voice cast lending their expertise and talent,” CEO Waheed Alli said, per the Los Angeles Times. “As creators ourselves, we have the utmost respect and admiration for Matthew A. Cherry and Hair Love, and our hope is that when people watch our show, they will see it is its own story with its own adventures.”

The Times also reports that a Silvergate representative “emphasized” that Rosenthal worked with “multiple Black creatives, including its story editor, fashion consultant, curriculum and educational consultant and songwriting supervisor, as well as a diversity consultant.”

Violet Grey Labor Day Sale 2020: La Mer, Augustinus Bader & More

It’s not every day you can score luxury skincare at a fraction of the price, which is why we’re priming our beauty shelves for exclusive finds from the Violet Grey Labor Day Sale. The high-end beauty retailer, known for its vetted, insider-approved skincare, is offering 20% off of everything on its site, including prestige brands like La Mer and Augustinus Bader

Want to bless your face with best-selling products at a major discount? All you need to do is enter the code CUSTOMERSONLY at the checkout and you’ll be good to go. Just be sure to mark your calendars—Violet Grey’s Labor Day sale only runs from September 6 to September 7.

There are some exclusions from Violet Grey’s massive sale, but don’t let that stop you from stocking up on the retailer’s must-have beauty items. From Dr. Barbara Sturm’s anti-aging formulas to body care from Insta-famous Nécessaire, this sale includes some of the most sought-after beauty products around—so now’s the time to move on fancy formulas you couldn’t bring yourself to justify at full price. Whether you’re looking for active serums or top-rated sheet masks, Violet Grey’s Labor Day sale has you covered. Start shopping with our top 12 picks below.

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Anna Faris Shocks Mom Fans By Announcing Surprise Exit After 7 Seasons

Anna Faris shocked fans on Friday, September 4, when she announced she’s leaving Mom after seven seasons.

Although season 8 of the CBS comedy is set to begin production in just a few days, Faris will not be returning. “The past seven years on Mom have been some of the most fulfilling and rewarding of my career. I’m so thankful to Chuck, the writers, and my amazing castmates for creating a truly wonderful work experience,” Faris said in a statement, per Variety. “While my journey as Christy has come to an end, allowing me to pursue new opportunities, I’ll be watching next season and rooting for my TV family.”

According to Deadline, both Faris and Allison Janney—who plays Christy’s mom, Bonnie Plunkett—signed two-year contracts back in spring 2019, making this departure even more surprising. 

“From the inception of Mom, Anna was the first and only choice for the role of Christy. We are so proud of the stories we have been able to tell during Anna’s seven years with us,” Warner Bros. Television, CBS, and Chuck Lorre Productions said in their statement. “We wish Anna all the best, and we thank her for her beautiful portrayal.

Many fans are sharing their surprise on Twitter, along with their support for Faris, who seems to have left the series to seek more opportunities. “I really like Anna Faris on Mom. And what happens between Faris & Allison Janney is some kind of magic jazz,” one fan tweeted on September 4. “The show has found its footing as an ensemble which has made it better, so losing the character will be bittersweet but understandable. I love Mom, am re-watching rn!” 

Meanwhile, many fans are wondering what this means for the rest of the characters, as well as how the show will handle Faris’ exit. 

Although some seem to hope for a “happy departure,” at least one fan is looking forward to angst. 

No word yet on what the Mom writers have planned, but Deadline reporter Nellie Andreeva suggests that Faris’ exit was actually “finalized early into the show’s hiatus,” allowing the writers to plan the season without Christy. Only time will tell, but we know it will be worth watching. 

Naturi Naughton Says This $25 Shampoo Has Totally Revived Her Natural Hair

It’s a shift that Naughton welcomed. “Being able to see myself with very little makeup and cornrows has been liberating,” she says. “To have that kind of trajectory from being this fabulous, sexy, boss lady who’s a wife of a kingpin, to now my husband is dead, my son is a drug dealer, I’m in prison, and I’ve lost my daughter to gun violence is a dream to play as an actor. So much has happened that I’m actually amazed that Tasha is still standing. Props to that girl.”

Naughton says it is also a chance to show just how sacrificial motherhood is. “Tasha has given her entire life to protecting her kids and her family, but even in our darkest moments, we somehow pull up enough strength to make it through another day.” 

And now, Naughton is sharing with Glamour just how she juggles a challenging role like Tasha while being a single mom and not losing it from lack of sleep. (Hint: a meditation app and an air fryer help—a lot.) Time for another edition of Your Fave’s Faves.

My go-to meditation app

When I have too much on my mind, I’ll go to the Headspace app and put on the one that says go back to sleep. This soothing European voice says, “Breathe, feel the feeling of what you’re feeling,” and by the time she gets to some sentence, I’m knocked out. It helps you meditate but also free your mind so you can sleep. I sometimes struggle with letting go of all the thoughts of the day, and this works. It’s pretty amazing.

The book I always recommend

Banking on Freedom. It’s a Hidden Figures-like story about a mixed Black woman, Maggie Lena Walker, who started her own bank right after the Civil War. It was the only Black-owned bank that survived the Great Depression in the ‘20s. It’s really relevant because of different things that are happening in our country, and it’s showing how powerful Black people can be. Here was a Black woman leading the charge on helping Black people own homes and get loans.

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The movie I’m obsessed with

I will never turn the channel if Love Jones comes on. I watch that movie over and over. I am a hopeless romantic. I have worked with Larenz Tate, who is on Power, but watching Love Jones as a teenager was a game changer because I wanted to be an actress and be in a love scene with Larenz Tate. He was so handsome and just so deliciously chocolate and all the goodness. I still have a crush on him, and he knows this because I told him. 

The other movie I love is Beaches. It’s one of my favorite movies. I cry every single time, even though I know what’s going to happen at the end to Barbara Hershey’s character. If I feel like crying or having a sister moment movie, I watch Beaches.

My secret weapon in the kitchen

I’m a huge BBQ person. I love BBQ wings, macaroni and cheese, collard greens, and cornbread. I’ve been cooking up a storm at home. One of my favorite things is my Go Wise USA air fryer, which is much healthier and creates less oil and grease. It looks like a time capsule. I’ve been making these lollipop lamb chops, in addition to BBQ wings, which I lacquer with Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ sauce. I just love it. Sweet Baby Ray’s on everything makes your life barbecue sweet. I also use my air fryer to bake a chicken, and then I just walk away and come back in 14 minutes or so and it’s ready. It will change your life because it’s so easy and efficient, and a little bit healthier.

The music that energizes me

I’m really into the new John Legend album, Bigger Love. It’s one of the albums that I really love, especially on the R&B side. And I’m rocking out to Pop Smoke’s Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon. It really is a good album! My favorite song on it is “The Woo” featuring 50 Cent and Roddy Ricch. I was in the car with my boyfriend when it recently came on, and I was acting like a fool singing along. I don’t even know all the words, but I get very excited! 

My favorite running shoe

I’m a big Nike fan. My running shoe is the Nike Fly Knit. They are so comfortable and literally hug my foot. I work out with my trainer through FaceTime, and it’s been a great way to stay active during this time. I use water bottles as my weights and get out my yoga mat and do my session with my trainer. And I drink Essentia water, which is ionized alkaline water.

The shampoo and conditioner I love

When I’m wearing my hair out and natural, I have been using my hairstylist’s line, TSD Hair, specifically her revitalizing shampoo and conditioner. It smells amazing. I took a picture on my 36th birthday out on the balcony with my natural hair out, and I just had washed it with the TSD hair products. It gives you so much volume and fullness and movement. I don’t like my hair to look flat; I like body. I’m a pin curl type person. I do that every night, because I don’t like to re-curl it every day or put extra heat on it. That, combined with the TSD hair products, has revitalized my hair.

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My favorite earrings are from Mary J. Blige

I wear the Nefertiti earrings all the time. There’s a picture of me and Lauryn Hill where I’m wearing the Sister Love Hoops, and they’re from Mary J. Blige and Simone Smith’s jewelry line, Sister Love, and so cute. I get so many compliments on both designs. They are my go-to earrings when I’m out and about or want to feel extra cute and fabulous.

The lashes that make my eyes pop

I love Royal Ego’s lashes. My makeup artist, Ashley Stewart, turned me on to them. I also love a pop of color, like a blue or a green, at the bottom of my eye to enhance the look, paired with the Royal Ego eyelashes. I’m also a huge MAC girl. I love their eyeshadows, especially their golds, because they have great pigments. Amber Lights is one of the colors I love…it’s a gold-ish, orange-y color with shimmer.

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My favorite foundation for darker skin

The go-to for my skin as a Brown-skin girl is AJ Crimson foundation and cream palettes, for girls of color in particular. It just matches better. I did a lipstick collaboration with him and a whole lipgloss line, so I love the AJ Crimson line for skin and for makeup.

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Jessica Radloff is the Glamour West Coast editor. You can follow her on Instagram at @jessicaradloff14.

9 Best Labor Day Beauty Sales 2020: Ulta, Sephora, Tatcha & More

The end of summer is always bittersweet, but seasonal changes are a great time to switch up your skin and hair care routine—and the best Labor Day beauty sales of 2020 can help make the transition easy. Plenty of our favorite retailers (hii, Sephora) are serving up discounts this long weekend—and if you were planning on clearing off space in your vanity anyway, now’s the time to stock up on nourishing conditioners and thick moisturizers for autumn’s cold weather.

With so many major Labor Day sales happening right now, so there’s no doubt you’ll find something (or multiple things, for that matter) worth hitting checkout for. From coveted hair care tools to “miracle cream” from Augustinus Bader, shop all the best Labor Day beauty sales at Ulta, Tatcha, Violet Grey, and more. 

PS: Had your fill of makeup and skin care? Check out all the other ongoing fashion and mattress markdowns this weekend. 

Best Labor Day Skincare and Makeup Deals

Nordstrom: The retail giant may have just wrapped up its Anniversary Sale, but Nordstrom’s clearance section has some major beauty deals up for grabs. (Shiseido for $19? Say no more.)

Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protector Lotion SPF 50+ Sunscreen

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Ulta: Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty sale coincides with Labor Day Weekend, meaning from August 30 to September 19, you have nearly three full weeks to get half off best-selling drugstore and luxury products. New deals drop daily, so check out what’s good here.

Mario Badescu Grab and Go Travel Set

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Violet Grey: Mark your calendars. On September 6 and 7, Violet Grey is offering 20% off cult-favorite beauty products sitewide. Yes, sitewide. This means you can shop all the La Mer and Augustinus Bader your current budget will allow. Heads up: Exclusions do apply and make sure to add the promo code CUSTOMERSONLY at checkout.

Olaplex No. 4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo

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Sephora: The beauty giant is offering up to 50% off on all your favorite makeup, skin, and hair care brands—from Amika to Sunday Riley to Marc Jacobs Beauty. 

Amika The Immortal Power-life Hair Dryer

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Aquis Lisse Luxe Hair Turban

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Olay: Clear some space on your top shelf, because now’s the time to stock up on Olay’s best-selling serums, moisturizers, and more. The heritage brand is offering 50% clearance items off with code OLAY50 from September 4 through September 9.

Kevyn Aucoin: Makeup artists, editors, and beauty bloggers swear by Kevyn Aucoin’s eyelash curler—and from September 1 through September 7, the brand is offering a three-piece gift set with any $75+ purchase. Redeem the offer with FAVTRIO at checkout.

Tarte: Build the makeup bag of your dreams with Tarte’s best-selling makeup products. The brand is offering one free gift when you purchase two products, so go on and add these two to cart. 

Amazonian clay 12-hour blush

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Skinstore: The beauty retailer is offering up to 70% off much-loved facial tools and products from brands like NuFace, Molton Brown, Obaji, and many more. Use the code LABOR at checkout.

NuFace Mini Facial Toning Device

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Tatcha: We’d buy Tatcha at full price, but the brand is surprising customers this weekend with 25% off select products, as well 25% off exclusive duo sets from September 3 through September 8. The verdict? Add to cart.

Tatcha Mini Bestsellers Set (Limited Edition)

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Tatcha Skincare for Makeup Lovers Set (Limited Edition)

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Selena Gomez Fans Are Not Happy Justin Bieber Gave Her a Shoutout in ‘Popstar’

Selena Gomez is probably too busy with the launch of Rare Beauty to notice that Justin Bieber gave her a shoutout in his newest video—but that doesn’t mean fans missed it.

To clarify, Bieber didn’t actually say anything—he just lip-synced all of Drake’s parts in DJ Khaled’s newest video for “Popstar,” which dropped on September 3.

At the top of the video, Khaled is blowing up Drake’s phone, practically begging him to shoot the video for their new collab. “This guy’s off his rocker. I just, I don’t know what to say. It’s every waking moment that I’m alive,” Drake complains, before deciding to call in a favor. “It’s like you give someone everything you have, and they’re just like, ‘Another one.'” LOL. 

“It’s like, I can’t do a video,” Drake continues. “I can’t even make my own album in peace.” That’s where Bieber comes in. You can watch the full music video, below. 

Some fans were absolutely living for this moment. “Justin Bieber runs the popstar game and Drake knows it,” one fan tweeted. 

Meanwhile, others couldn’t get over Bieber’s transformation over the years. 

However, some viewers were not so happy with one particular verse that Bieber performed. “I’m a popstar, but this shit ain’t bubblegum, yeah. You would probably think my manager is Scooter Braun, yeah,” Bieber mouths at one point. “But my manager with twenty hoes in Buddakan, yeah, ayy. Look, Ariana, Selena, my Visa. It can take as many charges as it needs to, my girl
That shit platinum just like all of my releases, my girl.”

The lyric itself is not defamatory, but considering Bieber and Gomez’s previous relationship—which Gomez has described as emotionally abusive—people had thoughts. “2020 and Justin Bieber still has Selena Gomez’s name in his mouth,” one Twitter user wrote. 

“One thing about Justin Bieber is that he’ll always find a way to get himself involved in anything Selena is apart of,” another tweeted on September 4.

Even Bieber has admitted he “abused” his previous relationships in an Instagram post from September 2019, writing, “I became resentful, disrespectful to women and angry.”

In a later interview with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe, the singer claimed he worked on himself before marrying Hailey Baldwin Bieber. “In my previous relationship, I went off and just went crazy and went wild, just was being reckless,” he said in February 2020. “This time, I took the time to really build myself and focus on me, and try to make the right decisions and all that sort of stuff. And yeah, I got better.”

 Gomez has not commented on the music video. But if you’re interested in her skin-care routine, click right this way

37 Best Labor Day Sales 2020: Everyone Worth Buying

Universal Standard: Known for its elevated basics and inclusive sizes, Universal Standard is rolling out four deals (one each day) from September 4 through September 7 with markdowns up to 50% off. Use the code ‘GLAMOUR10’ for an extra 10% discount at checkout. 

Zappos: Enjoy a bevy of markdowns on running shoes and sandals, including select styles from Hoka One One, APL, and Teva up to 30% off. 

Hoka One One Clifton 6

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APL Techloom Pro

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$140

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Good American: From September 3 through September 7, Good American is offering an additional 50% off sale items. This covers jeans, tops, dresses, activewear, and more in sizes 00–24—no code required.

Giovanna: Squiggly jewelry, tie-dye rompers, and raffia sandals will all be 15% off from September 5 through September 7 with the code LASTDAYS. What’s more, a percentage of sales will be donated to Equal Justice Initiative, a nonprofit that works to end mass incarceration, excessive punishment, and racial injustice.

Eberjey: Time for new some new pajamas or loungewear? Eberjey is offering an additional 25% off sale styles with the code EXTRA25 from September 4 through September 7.

The Outnet: Shop coveted designer pieces for less with The Outnet’s Labor Day sale. Everything on its site is already marked down by 65%, but through September  7, you can get an extra 20% best-selling clothes and accessories. No code needed at checkout. 

Best Labor Day Beauty Deals 2020

Ulta: Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty sale coincides with Labor Day Weekend, meaning from August 30 to September 19, you have nearly three full weeks to get half off best-selling drugstore and luxury products. New deals drop daily, so check out what’s good here.

Tarte Shape Tape Glow Wand

Ulta

$25

$13

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Mario Badescu Grab and Go Travel Set

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Stila Stay All Day Eyeliner

Ulta

$22

$11

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Violet Grey: Mark your calendars, fam. On September 6 and 7, Violet Grey is offering 20% off cult beauty products sitewide. This basically means you can have all the La Mer and Augustinus Bader, for less. Heads up: Exclusions do apply, so make sure to add the promo code CUSTOMERSONLY at checkout. 

La Mer The Broad Spectrum SPF 50 UV Protecting Fluid

Violet Grey

$95

$76

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Augustinus Bader The Rich Cream

Violet Grey

$170

$136

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Kevyn Aucoin: Makeup artists, editors, and beauty bloggers swear by Kevyn Aucoin’s eyelash curler—and from September 1 through September 7, the brand is offering a three-piece gift set with any $75+ purchase. Redeem the offer with FAVTRIO at checkout.

Sephora: The beauty giant is offering up to 50% on all your favorite makeup, skin, and hair care brands—from Dr. Jart+ to Sunday Riley to Marc Jacobs Beauty. 

T3 Whirl Trio Interchangeable Styling Wand Set

Sephora

$355

$250

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Shu Uemura Wonder Worker Air Dry/Blow Dry Perfector

Sephora

$33

$20

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Dr. Jart+ Shake & Shot Rubber Hydro Mask

Sephora

$12

$9

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Marc Jacobs Beauty Re(marc)able Full Cover Foundation Concentrate

Sephora

$56

$28

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Olay: Clear some space on your top shelf, because now’s the time to stock up on Olay’s best-selling serums, moisturizers, and more. The heritage brand is offering 50% clearance items off with code OLAY50 from September 4 through September 9.

Tatcha: We’d buy Tatcha at full price, but the brand is surprising customers this weekend with 25% off select products, as well 25% off exclusive duo sets from September 3 through September 8. The verdict? Add to cart.

Tatcha Mini Bestsellers Set (Limited Edition)

Tatcha

$110

$88

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Tatcha Skincare for Makeup Lovers Set (Limited Edition)

Tatcha

$110

$88

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Leesa: Leesa is offering up to $200 off its Original mattress, up to $300 off its Hybrid mattress, and up to $400 off its Legend mattress this Labor Day Weekend.

Allswell: Your bedroom should feel like a sanctuary, and through September 8, Allswell is offering 15% off of its Luxe and Supreme mattresses with the code PERFECTROOM. The code also gets you 20% off bedding and bathroom essentials, like this waffle-knit robe and slipper set.

The Allswell Luxe Hybrid

Allswell

$645

$516

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Allswell Organic Matelasse Diamond Duvet Cover Set

Allswell

$155

$124

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Casper: Uninterrupted sleep can feel like a thing of the past during these times, but with Casper offering 15% off almost all its mattresses, we can see some quality shut-eye on the horizon. The promo runs through September 7, so hurry up—and don’t forget to apply the code COMFORT at checkout.