Trapped in the Tumblr Closet: Kitty Pryde

She went to prom in May, reads Seventeen magazine and works at Claire’s accessories in the mall. She also has a viral rap video, and has received death threats from hip-hop purists. And yet, 19-year-old Kitty Pryde — real name Kathryn Beckwith — is the teen rap sensation the internet can’t stop talking about. The Florida rapper/retail clerk stopped by Tumblr HQ for a trip inside our fabled utility closet.

very rare appearance by hot sugar in the end there

i dont know if ive ever been sweatier or uglier than i was that day

I got to ask Kitty Pryde some really important questions a few weeks ago. She was nothing but a delight to hang out with. 


Trapped in the Tumblr Closet with Charlotte Free

Discovered in a Los Angeles arcade, model Charlotte Free has since burned up the runways and fashion mag pages for a variety of worldwide brands. Recently, she did a shoot for Purple with Terry Richardson (including a bit of armpit-licking) as well as stepping up as the new face of Maybelline. She also has a cosmic Tumblr where pics of exotic fauna alternate with earnest answers to the eager questions of fans and admirers. In this first installment of “Trapped in the Tumblr Closet” (shot in our actual Tumblr closet), Charlotte opens by giving some profesh advice to fellow model Tommy the Pomeranian, then ends with a little bunny hop of her own.

This video will make anyone fall in love with Charlotte Free


Fuck Yeah Fuckyeah Blogs

No one really knows why the “Fuck Yeah X” blog phenomenon became so popular — nor why it’s still going very strong in terms of raw numbers. As for ultimate beginnings, conventional wisdom points to the pop-culture longevity of “America, Fuck Yeah” from the soundtrack to Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s 2004 flick Team America: World Police, but there’s no real evidence beyond the circumstantial to support this conclusion. Only a few mainstream media outlets dared cover the trend due to the profanity in the name (may we suggest “fudge yeah” as a workaround?).

Coincidentally, the bloggers behind Fuck Yeah Menswear were yesterday (allegedly) prematurely revealed as Kevin Burrows and Lawrence Schlossman (the latter running the non-fuckyeah Tumblr How to Talk to Girls at Parties); they have a book releasing this fall. So on Tumblr, where did the fuckyeah blogs really come from, and what are people fuckyeahing about these days?