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Speaker 1 (00:01):
You are now Angela what I call her?

Speaker 2 (00:06):

Speaker 3 (00:13):
All right, it's way up with Angela Yee. I'm Angela yee.

Speaker 4 (00:16):
With your.

Speaker 3 (00:19):
Big a loah, K what up?

Speaker 5 (00:21):
Straight out of Chicago. She's in town with me today,
guest hosting this week.

Speaker 6 (00:25):
Yes, I am here, and you know it.

Speaker 5 (00:27):
Also happens to be Maternal Health Week starting April eleventh, right,
so we're gonna have Leatham Thomas on the show today.
She's a doula, but she also trains other doulas and
she has great information.

Speaker 7 (00:39):
You know what a doula is, Yeah, somebody who give
birth to people babies right, Well, they don't actually give birth,
I mean, you know, help pull the baby out.

Speaker 5 (00:47):
But that's amazing. That's a surrogate Yea. But yeah, what
I mean, I know what you meant, girl. But we
are going to have her on the show today to
talk about that from Maternal Health Week.

Speaker 3 (00:56):
Such an important conversation, and of course we have so
much to talk about.

Speaker 5 (01:01):
I was Bitchella last night and we were watching Everything
Unfold with the City Girls, so we'll.

Speaker 3 (01:07):
Be talking about that this morning.

Speaker 5 (01:08):
That was crazy, all right, And in the meantime, let's
spread some love and positivity let's shine a light. Eight
hundred two nine fifty fifty is a number. Call us
up and let us know who you want to spread
some love to.

Speaker 3 (01:18):
Is way up, buck up, I'm shin, I'm shine.

Speaker 8 (01:23):
Turn your lights on, y'all, light spreading love to those
who are doing greatness.

Speaker 2 (01:28):
The light on, Shine the light on. It's time to
shine a light on.

Speaker 5 (01:34):
Them, all right, miss independent, tell us here with me today.
Guests not the lower case, and let's get to shine
a light on them now today, I want to shine
a light on this app.

Speaker 3 (01:45):
It's called her Ride.

Speaker 5 (01:47):
It's a ride share platform that focuses on women's safety.
It was co founded in twenty nineteen by Jillian Anderson
and Divine Stark. So what they do is they provide
ride share services just like Uber, just like Lyft, but
women a lot of times, you know, there's issues with safety.
Sometimes women can be uncomfortable using certain rides at night,

and so according to Jillian Anderson, she said, there were
a lot of women that were hesitant with riding with
men at night using Uber and Lyft. I realized that
this was just a consistent problem that those platforms did
not have any intention on solving. So I decided to
solve it for myself. And it operates exclusively in Atlanta.
Two hundred and fifty active drivers, nineteen thousand plus users,

and thirty three thousand app downloads, and so that's huge.
And they also got a contract with the airport in Atlanta,
which is a big dale. So shout out to them
and to her ride. Now, who do you guys want to.

Speaker 3 (02:41):
Shine a light on? Eight hundred two nine fifty fifty doll?
Who you want to shine a light on?

Speaker 9 (02:45):
I want to send a light on my husband. He
picked me out this weekend. He's so sweet. We had
a great time and he just prepars a light.

Speaker 3 (02:53):
Okay, So where did you guys go?

Speaker 8 (02:56):
We went to Atlantic City.

Speaker 9 (02:58):
We went to see the show performed at the Latino.

Speaker 3 (03:03):
Oh that's doope. What a nice fun weekend.

Speaker 5 (03:06):
Yeah, he was so sweet, So that was a lot
of fun.

Speaker 3 (03:09):
All right, Well, thank you so much for calling.

Speaker 9 (03:11):
Thank you all right?

Speaker 5 (03:13):
Well that was shining light eight hundred two nine fifty
one fifty in case you couldn't get through and still
want to spread that leve And when we come back, yeat,
we'll start it off with the City Girls. That's JT
and Young Miami will decipher what was happening yesterday with
the two of them going back and forth on social media.

Speaker 8 (03:29):
Is way up, they say in the rooms from industry
shade to all the gossip out send Angela's speeling that
yet all right, it's way.

Speaker 5 (03:39):
Up, Angela. Yee tell us here not the lower case
and let's get into this yeat. I mean Young Miami
and JT. I would not have thought that they would
have went on Twitter to air out whatever differences that
they had. It feels like they definitely need in person
sit down for sure conversation.

Speaker 3 (03:57):

Speaker 5 (03:57):
Young Miami wrote, B been sneaked this to me for
weeks and I ain't say ish what to be mad
at Mifa, and I ain't jealous of a soul. I'm
always like, go, B go, I'll clap for everybody. I
show love to everybody. It a to B I haven't
shown love to And then JT said, oh, miss Mama,
this is your last day playing dumb. I know I
come off crazy, but never in my life didn't know
whack is to this girl. She literally enjoy seeing me

being dragged. When people show me love, she goes crazy
and call it a hate train. But like I said,
we can sit and talk about it. It'll be too
much for me to tweet.

Speaker 3 (04:27):
I would like to.

Speaker 5 (04:28):
Sit down Kresha police and this time leave Santana home.
And then Santana was like, how I got dragged into
it because she's he let people know he is friends
with both of them. Now, the other thing that Young
Miami said is that JT was this and her in songs.
She said, you made two hohole songs this and me
and I still wrapped your ish with my chest and
show love.

Speaker 3 (04:47):
So what's the real problem here? Now?

Speaker 5 (04:49):
The two songs that she says were about her are
no Bars and Sideways.

Speaker 3 (04:53):
Here's no Bars, I'm a real big dog. What's scrappy
do doing all that?

Speaker 10 (04:58):

Speaker 5 (04:59):
He'll f I don't know that that has to be
about her at all? And you know like that, and
here's sideways.

Speaker 7 (05:06):
Faulk Phoney got me looking at them find ways they'd
never be the same mother as the old days. Well,
I mean, if it's prior issues, and as a rapper,
you kind of know, like when shots being thrown, right,
I mean, it ain't facts, but you know, and certain.

Speaker 5 (05:21):
Things you say, you know, people may interpret it in
a certain way. But Young Miami said, you let the
Internet put in your head that I'm jealous of you
when you know I'm the one that always pushed us.
You have resentment tours too, and that's okay. And you know,
JT said, the Internet told you that which songs is
about you? The one saying it City Girl is even
when it ain't City Girls that was released under City

Girls are the one saying right and solo. But I'm
still in a group. Get your phone back from whoever
this is byby, don't play with me. And so at
the end of it all though they did, and I
guess they did speak as they should have, because sometimes
you go online and start doing that and fans start
taking side, they start really putting you against each other.
You start thinking things and maybe you wouldn't have thought

if it wasn't for people saying things. And I've heard
people say that all the time that then it works,
starts a lot of beefs.

Speaker 6 (06:08):
That's the worst thing.

Speaker 5 (06:09):
So there's a lot of things that happen and transpired.
But then Young Miami said, Jatavia, we just got off
the phone. I'm so confused. Now we back to the
internet because JT said after they spoke. If I'm ever met,
I have a reason to be behind closed doors. You
have done stuff to me that you think I should
just get over. You never come to my defense when
I would have literally took a bullet for you. When
CP popped off, I was, you know. And she goes

on to talk about the things that she's done, and
JT also said, this tweet was before the phone conversation,
So I don't like that to see them arguing. And
you know what, arguments are going to happen, especially when
you're on the road with somebody, you're working with them
all the time, people are weighing in. That's why you
got to handle it in house, right And I was
saying this yesterday. People have to come up with a
way to when you form a group or you do

anything with other people, when we get into it, because
you will when you're working with somebody, how do we
want to handle it? There's things you're gonna get into,
it implies who's also from Florida?

Speaker 3 (07:03):
From Miami?

Speaker 5 (07:04):
He said, well, he's from tamp Where here's he from.
He's not from Tampa, He's from Fort Myers. He said, bro,
it ain't no way I'm witnessing two iconic females who
built something special together publicly bumping heads. It's cool to
have differences, but not publicly. I felt the same way
when two of my favorite male Florida artists was doing it.

Speaker 3 (07:21):
We too real for that, ain't no way.

Speaker 6 (07:22):
Yeah, that's crazy.

Speaker 5 (07:24):
All right, Well that is your yet and we'll keep
you guys updated as everything is happening with them, you know.
Saucy Santana and JT also made up after a little
bit of back and forth of him getting pulled into
it as well. And when we come back, we have
about last night. That's where we discussed what we did
last night. And we had a time last night.

Speaker 6 (07:40):
Yes, I always have a time every time I'm here.

Speaker 3 (07:42):
We were working. We'll talk about it.

Speaker 2 (07:44):
It's way up, So about last night, yes, he said,
I went down.

Speaker 3 (07:52):
All right, it's the way up. I'm here, tell us here,
you guy here from Chicago. Yesterday.

Speaker 5 (07:58):
So the eclipse was yesterday and that was a big deal.
That's where everybody was talking about. When I tell you,
every single place I went, people who normally like I
might see every day but don't say anything to me,
were like, you going to see the eclipse? Yeah, so
that was interesting for me. Now, Tella, you were probably
on the plane when it was happening.

Speaker 7 (08:15):
And everybody was tweaking like don't get on the plane.
I'm like, man, I'm out of here. I think twice
about it.

Speaker 5 (08:20):
And I saw people posting like from the plane because
there were certain people who were able to see it
really well from whatever flight that they were on.

Speaker 6 (08:26):
Did you'll see it?

Speaker 3 (08:27):
I was working, So here's the crazy part.

Speaker 5 (08:30):
Like, at the time that the eclipse was happening, I
was in the studio still. I had two zooms that
I had to do in an interview after work, so
I didn't even make it outside. But when I did leave,
it was dark out. It looked like it was like
in the evening. Yeah, and so it felt a little
like weird and creepy, and people kept acting like it
was like weird energy and things happening. And then we

see all these arguments breaking out these past couple of
days on social media. I mean we seen, you know,
Meek Mill versus Wallet yesterday. Yeah, we saw JT versus
Young Miami yesterday.

Speaker 3 (09:03):
Who else was Oh?

Speaker 5 (09:03):
Then we saw Jaco apologize to Kendrick Lamar, and everybody
was weighing in on that it was just an interesting Yeah,
it was a lot going on day yesterday, I felt
like it was. It was like that. Then we went
to go record two episodes of lip Service last night,
or one of the conversations that came up because we
were watching as Dayt and Young Miami. They did end

up speaking to each other yesterday, fortunately and telling each
other that they love each other. Because sometimes the closer
you are to somebody, the more you might argue and
fight with them. And it had us thinking, would you
want to work with your friends? All right, that's a
hard thing to be able to do. But some people
prefer hiring friends and family. They're like, you can't trust anybody.

You can trust friends and family. And some people feel
like I will never do that again and ruins your relationship.
You might not be friends with that person anymore. Family
members fall out over work things.

Speaker 7 (09:57):
What are your thoughts, Tella, I say, don't hire you family.
I mean you too, because you want the people to
build up with you. But it always caused a problem
because they don't respect you as much. You can't tell
them none because they think you're trying to tell them
what to do instead.

Speaker 6 (10:09):
Of just knowing the role.

Speaker 5 (10:10):
So I say no, yeah, And we want you guys
to pick aside about whether or not you would rather
work with your friends and family or you would rather not.

Speaker 3 (10:19):
All right, we're gonna pick aside.

Speaker 5 (10:20):
You know where it gets even more complicated if you're
dating somebody or you're married and you guys have a
business together.

Speaker 6 (10:26):
Yes, I'm going through that now.

Speaker 3 (10:28):
I know. That's why I said it.

Speaker 7 (10:29):
Yeah, you know, so that song we just got to
we're just working on it. But you know it is
difficult because feelings involved, and it's like and then.

Speaker 5 (10:38):
If things don't work out, how does that affect the business?
You have to think about things like that. So we
want to get your opinion or maybe your own experience right.
Would you want to work with your friends or people
close to you family, or would you prefer to stay
away from that? Sometimes those are the people that you
can trust the most, yes, But sometimes those are the
people that hurt you the most.

Speaker 3 (10:57):

Speaker 5 (10:57):
Eight hundred and two nine two fifty one fifty. It's
pick a side, work with friends and family or not.
Let us know what you think. It's way up. Eight
hundred two ninety two fifty one fifty.

Speaker 8 (11:08):
It's not just right or wrong. It's about what you believe.
It's time to pick aside and stay there.

Speaker 5 (11:15):
All right, it's way up, Amandelae Eachell's here, and today
we are talking about whether or not you can work
with friends and family. This all comes from us doing
lip service last night and watching two friends, young Miami
and JT have a falling out on Twitter but then
hopefully pass things up at the end after a conversation,

and I was saying, sometimes it's really hard to work
where friends are family because the people who know each
other the best tend to be the people who hurt each.

Speaker 3 (11:43):
Other the most.

Speaker 7 (11:43):
For sure.

Speaker 3 (11:45):
It is hard now telling you said you're going through
something now.

Speaker 7 (11:47):
Yeah, I mean, well, we were talking about friends and relationships,
and when you go onto business with somebody, you gotta.

Speaker 6 (11:54):
Think it could be ups and down.

Speaker 7 (11:55):
So when y'all go through your downtimes, how does that
affect the business through that?

Speaker 10 (12:00):

Speaker 6 (12:00):
But we're gonna figure it out.

Speaker 5 (12:03):
You know what, I've had to learn that it's okay
to do things that aren't long term business place like
I don't mind doing something like you know, I'm doing
real estate now and I'm working with my family on
doing something with a property that they have, so I
know that that has a time ear marked for that.

Speaker 3 (12:21):
And so when it comes.

Speaker 5 (12:22):
To like project by project, I help you with something,
But going into business with somebody that's a whole other thing.

Speaker 3 (12:28):
That's supposed to be a long term.

Speaker 5 (12:29):
And I found that my best business partners have not
necessarily been people I'm friends with. I went into business
with somebody I've known from when I was young previously,
and it ended disastrously where I will probably never speak
to that person.

Speaker 3 (12:43):
Again in life.

Speaker 5 (12:45):
And so sometimes that can destroy a friendship, it can
destroy a relationship.

Speaker 3 (12:48):
I mean, I knew this person since I was in
fifth grade.

Speaker 6 (12:51):
Yeah, that's crazy.

Speaker 5 (12:52):
Yeah, And so you don't know how people are. They
could be great as a friend, but in business not
so much.

Speaker 6 (12:58):
Or they could be greater in the beginning.

Speaker 5 (13:00):
Right, And I think even hiring your friends sometimes they
it's hard for them to take direction from you, for sure.

Speaker 3 (13:06):
All right, So let's see what you guys think.

Speaker 5 (13:08):
Pick aside eight hundred two ninety two fifty one fifty
Can you work with friends and family?

Speaker 2 (13:13):

Speaker 3 (13:13):
What do you think? Pick aside? Okay, what happened to you?

Speaker 2 (13:18):
Oh my, my, brother, come work with me. It didn't
work out. He thought he could do what he wanted
to do.

Speaker 7 (13:22):
Basically, I have my cousin work with me and they
work out.

Speaker 2 (13:29):
Yeah, it don't work.

Speaker 3 (13:31):
All right, So from now on.

Speaker 2 (13:32):
A way for your family and friends.

Speaker 3 (13:34):
All right, thanks for colling to go. That's one. No, Hey, Taylor,
how are you?

Speaker 9 (13:40):
I'm fine?

Speaker 3 (13:42):
So what do you think about working with friends and family?
Is that a yes or no?

Speaker 9 (13:46):
So I think it's a definite yes because I feel
that you're going to rely in your family anyway, like
when you're making some really like hard and difficult decisions,
that's gonna affect everyone. But I think it's just about
making sure that you can have those hard conversations. And
I think if you can't be honest with each other
and you can't you know, like get through some difficult times,
I think it's just it makes it more complicated. But

as long as you're ready for that, then I think
you're good because I think at the end of the day,
you're going to come back to them anyway.

Speaker 7 (14:13):
Okay, So are you speaking from experience or are you
just going off what you will want to do?

Speaker 9 (14:19):
So I am speaking from experience, I've had good and
bad experiences. It's like a marriage. You're always going to
come back to it. So at the end of the day,
you're always going to be my family, and I'm always
going to come back to you. You know, we have
these ups and downs that we have to get through.
Why not rely on each other when it comes to
money anyway?

Speaker 11 (14:37):
You know?

Speaker 3 (14:38):
Right, well, thank you for calling.

Speaker 9 (14:39):
No, thank you guys.

Speaker 3 (14:40):
Hey, Marilyn, how are you hi?

Speaker 12 (14:43):
How are you hike?

Speaker 4 (14:44):
How are you?

Speaker 12 (14:45):
Love you?

Speaker 3 (14:46):
We love you too, and we are asking you.

Speaker 5 (14:49):
Would you want to work with your friends and family
or you think it's a no go based on your experience.

Speaker 12 (14:53):
It's a no go booth on my experience, I brought
a friend on my job to work with me one time.
I bust end up fighting on the job.

Speaker 9 (15:03):
This fight, Yeah, don't to be grown.

Speaker 6 (15:06):
Oh my gosh, did you win?

Speaker 9 (15:09):
Don't I did?

Speaker 12 (15:09):
Definitely? I definitely did.

Speaker 13 (15:11):
Win because she's on the period.

Speaker 12 (15:13):
But my band has to come in podcast and my
boss tell her she has to leave. Marlon has to stay.

Speaker 3 (15:19):
That's it, and that's it.

Speaker 5 (15:21):
So would you ever bring somebody in to work with
you again? Or that's a wrap?

Speaker 12 (15:25):
Never again? It's a wrap. I get done too many
time bringing friends onto my job and discipled jobla I
do and I recommend I cannot.

Speaker 9 (15:32):
It's a no for me.

Speaker 3 (15:33):
All right. Well, thank you for calling and sharing with us.
I'm glad you want to fight.

Speaker 1 (15:37):
Thank you.

Speaker 2 (15:39):

Speaker 5 (15:41):
All right, Well that was pick a side eight hundred
two nine fifty. Just in case you couldn't get through,
you can always leave a message and we'll play it
at the end of the show. And when we come back,
we have your yeaete And let's talk about women in
music and entertainment who are breaking records. That means Nicki
Minaj and Beyonce will tell you about it.

Speaker 3 (15:58):
It's way up.

Speaker 2 (16:00):
I have to blow the lead about this spot. Let's
get it. Oh yeah, angelus feeling that yea tea, Come
and get the tea.

Speaker 5 (16:05):
All right, it's way up. I'm here, tell us here
our big age. All right, let's get into this, ye tea.
Nicki Minna's congratulations. Seed think to bands because Pink Friday
Too is the highest grossing tour in female wrap history,
thirty four point nine million dollars from two hundred and
twenty thousand tickets sold in its first seventeen shows. Congratulations

to her, And here is what she had to say.

Speaker 10 (16:33):
The main female rap history today with how many sold
out shows, how many shows that have grossed over two
million dollars. So I just want to thank everybody that's
been coming out.

Speaker 3 (16:48):
All right, that's a big deal and those shows look excellent.

Speaker 6 (16:52):
Shout out to the barbs.

Speaker 3 (16:53):
They be going hard, yes they do all right.

Speaker 5 (16:56):
Now, Beyonce now has more than one hundred chart placements
Billboard Hot one hundred, so congratulations to her. After her
new album Cowboy Carter debuted, they've added twenty one more
songs to the charts and now she has that many
over one hundred Hot one hundred singles, so congratulations. She
is now the seventeenth artist and only the third woman

with this accolade. Ahead of her is Taylor Swift and
Nicki Minaj and Drake leads the way over everybody, just
to FYI. And now Beyonce's daughter, Rumy Carter is the
youngest female artist ever on the Hot one hundred as well.
So she actually got that record from Blue Ivy, who
before that was the youngest. And yeah, so congratulations to

them on that. Such a big deal. The family is
getting to this money and you are the song with roumy. Yeah,
we haven't.

Speaker 6 (17:49):
The worldlike please.

Speaker 3 (17:51):
That's protector.

Speaker 7 (17:52):
Oh okay, and that's the look. That's the plan to
put the kids on. Everybody's making some money. Yeah, we
were just talking about family beas and so in that
case it works.

Speaker 3 (18:03):
Yeah, it worked out for them, all right.

Speaker 5 (18:06):
And speaking of families, Russell Simmons said that he is
not phased over his daughter Aochi dating somebody who is
much older. You know, she's twenty one and she was
dating a sixty five year old Victorio Ascept, the founder
of Seraphina restaurant group.

Speaker 3 (18:19):
I used to go to Seraphina all the time, by
the way, shame.

Speaker 5 (18:22):
But it looks like they've already and did their relationship.
So she's a guest saying now that she's you know,
not in a relationship anymore. So grand opening, Grand Clothing
they were in Saint Bart's, Russell Simmons said, I'm not
going to kick and scream about her choices. All I
can do is offer my advice and unconditional love.

Speaker 3 (18:41):
That's what's up, all right.

Speaker 5 (18:43):
Well, that is your yeety, And when we come back,
we have under the radar. These are the stories that
are not necessarily in the headlines. They are flying under
their radar. Now, imagine you have a black owned children's
bookstore and you end up having to close because you're
getting threats from people because they don't like the fact
that you have a black owned children's bookstore. Will tell

you where this happened is a way up the.

Speaker 8 (19:08):
News, in the news that relates to you. These stories
are flying under the radar.

Speaker 5 (19:13):
All right, it's way f I'm here, tell us here,
and it's time for these under the radar stories. And
I want to start off at Liberation Station Bookstore. This
is in Raleigh, North Carolina. It was the first black
owned children's bookstore and it's now moving out of downtown
Raleigh less than a year after it opened. And that
is because of the threats that they were getting. Here

is what the owner, Victoria Scott Miller, had to say.

Speaker 11 (19:38):
We began receiving threats online and also through the phone,
and you know, we sat with it as a family
and we said, well, what.

Speaker 2 (19:49):
Do we do.

Speaker 11 (19:50):
I think it is the power and presence of seeing
a black family unit doing this work, and I think
that that's the threat.

Speaker 3 (19:57):
You know what maeher say.

Speaker 5 (19:58):
She had to take a break from operating the store
for about two weeks. She has her husband and her
thirteen year old son that are in the store all
the time, and she got a disturbing phone call describing
what their son was wearing while he was at the
shop alone.

Speaker 7 (20:13):

Speaker 3 (20:14):
And so after that.

Speaker 5 (20:15):
She said, all right, we out And she said, we
took a two week break. We had to process, we
had to heal, and they said they have to move
unfortunately for them, because they've been targeted. And she frequently
changed operating hours so it wouldn't be like a regular schedule.

Speaker 3 (20:31):
But that's awful.

Speaker 5 (20:32):
Yeah, that's terrible, a black owned children's bookstore and you
have such a problem with it. But they said it's
not going to be the end. There's a lot of
work to be done. The bookstore is operational until April thirteenth,
and then afterwards that's when they begin their move forward.

Speaker 3 (20:46):
Why that is so sad that that is still happening,
all right.

Speaker 5 (20:50):
A Brooklyn charter school is experimenting with a new way
to help families.

Speaker 3 (20:53):
They went to expand the school day.

Speaker 5 (20:55):
Students can arrive at seven am and leave any time
before seven pm.

Speaker 3 (21:00):
So it's opened twelve hours.

Speaker 5 (21:02):
So imagine you're working and you're like, man, I can't
today pick up my kid until whatever time. So that
Brooklyn Charter School is now experimenting with this idea as
a way to tackle two problems at once, which is
a sharp decline in students in urban schools and families
are leaving city public schools around the country, including New
York City. And the second is the logistical nightmare that
parents face as they try to juggle jobs and childcare.

Speaker 6 (21:24):
And they get them extra stuff to do.

Speaker 5 (21:26):
Yeah, so and you know it can be helpful for everybody.
So we'll see how this goes. It's an experiment. Twelve
hours a day. We need that in Chicago, real streets,
all right, Well that is you're under the radar, and
you know, we got the way it mix at the
top of the hour and Latham Thomas, the glom Even
is going to be joining us today Mama Glow. It's

Maternal Health Week and she also has a new space
that she's opened up in Williamsburg in Brooklyn, so you
can meditate, do yoga, or rented out for anything that
you might need. But she always has such valuable information
when it comes to maternal health way up, just like
the talk like they Angela Jean like they Angela Jean Man.

Speaker 2 (22:05):
She's spilling it all.

Speaker 3 (22:07):
This is yeaky way up, all right as way up.
But Angela, yeah, I'm Angela.

Speaker 2 (22:13):

Speaker 3 (22:13):
My girl Tella is here with me. I know that's right.

Speaker 6 (22:17):

Speaker 3 (22:18):
And Rihanna is on the cover of Interview magazine, And
first of all, she is getting some backlash for this cover.
She's dressed as a sexy nun on the cover, and
people are upset about some of the imagery, saying is
this blasphemy and things like that. What do you think, Tella,
when you take a look at it.

Speaker 6 (22:37):
Look good?

Speaker 7 (22:37):
And I think she should stay doing her because that's
what's been working, right.

Speaker 3 (22:42):
I mean, people do stuff like this.

Speaker 5 (22:44):
I feel like when they get dressed up for Halloween
and stuff like that, So is that blasphemous when that happens?
But you know, I also feel like when they style
they shoot, they knew what would get backlash from certain people.
And I'm sure there's a reason for it that we'll
find out what it's all about. But this interview took
place at three am in the morning in Milan. The

date was February twenty six and she used to the
person who interviewed R. Mel Ettenberg used to be her
stylist previously, so they know each other really well, and
so they talk about a lot of things.

Speaker 3 (23:17):
They talk about her relationship with acep Rocky.

Speaker 5 (23:20):
And how her team knew that she liked him at
the VMA's a long time ago, and how they connected
really over fashion, and you know, you can reach the
full interview, but she talks about how he out dresses her,
like when they're flying, she likes to be in sweats
and he'll put on like a whole He'll want to
be in like a whole Botega suit. She also said
that COVID really sped up their relationship. I thought God

knew we needed because we were going to start a family,
and had it not been for COVID, we would have
taken a lot more time to get comfortable with each
other to even know that we were ready. But she said,
we saw fashion the same, we saw creative the same.
We ended up in the same circles a lot and
past that when we grew up, we ended up supporting
each other's brands, products and creative all the time. I
would wear his issh he would show up to my launches,

but it wasn't until the end of twenty nineteen. She said,
he's seen me in relationships, I've seen him. We've seen
each other outside of relationships. We knew what we're capable
of and the trouble that we could bring to each
other's lives. We can make or break each other's hearts,
and so we started dating with a lot of caution.

Speaker 6 (24:20):
That's what's up. I like that.

Speaker 3 (24:21):
Yeah, so you can read that full interview. It's out
right now.

Speaker 5 (24:25):
Like we said, she's her interview is an interview magazine,
and she's on the cover, and you know she doesn't
do a lot of interviews at all right now, so
this is definitely something that I know people are gonna
want to read, all right. And you know, we've been
talking about a lot of women breaking records today. We
talked about Nicki Minaj, we talked about Beyonce, but let's
talk about NTAA women's basketball. The National Championship game broke

historic ground with a record setting eighteen point seven million viewers.

Speaker 6 (24:53):
That's crazy.

Speaker 5 (24:54):
That's as we know South Carolina b IOWA eighty seven
seventy five, and that is such a huge deal. I'm
hoping that this means major endorsements, major sponsorships for these women.
You know, we've been talking about a lot of the
standouts from the game. Of course, coach down Staley. Everybody
loves her. They're calling her Louis Vauton Dawn because she

don't play about her fashion. So shout out to them
for that, because I feel like women's sports has been
what people have been watching NonStop. All right, Well that
is your yet and Sheella is in the building today
from Chicago. So when we come back, we're going to
talk to you. Yeah and get only your mixed sound exciting.
Come on, I'm always excited.

Speaker 13 (25:34):
All right.

Speaker 3 (25:35):
I'm wearing some clothing from your story right now. This
shirt is from its.

Speaker 6 (25:38):
Vibe Yes, and you are wearing it.

Speaker 3 (25:40):
Will thank you. It's way up, more way up with.

Speaker 5 (25:48):
Sheela and here Ian Salad. You know what I'm saying,
my healthy It's way up.

Speaker 3 (25:55):
My girl. Tella is guest hosting with me today from Chicago.

Speaker 6 (25:58):
That's right.

Speaker 5 (25:59):
So we were talking about this yesterday when we were
discussing everything with the City Girls, and we were discussing
Sexy Red and other amazing women artists, and I was saying,
I feel like you were ahead of your time.

Speaker 3 (26:10):
For sure I first started making music, for sure I was.

Speaker 7 (26:13):
And a lot of people say that, but a lot
of people recognized it. They'd be like, remember you came
in being ratchet and everybody was scared. I have so
many people like, oh, she's crazy and look this is
now yeah, oh yeah, so but it is what it is.

Speaker 5 (26:28):
So we have fun listening to that anyway, because you
were in the car definitely listening to Sexy Red on
your way back from lip service.

Speaker 6 (26:34):
I love her.

Speaker 3 (26:34):
But what I also love is your entrepreneurship spirit.

Speaker 5 (26:37):
Yep, And I want to make sure we talk about
your store in Chicago.

Speaker 3 (26:41):
It's a vibe.

Speaker 7 (26:42):
It's a vibe located at twenty one forty four West
ninety fifth Street. We have the best drip for men
and women, located in the Beverly area.

Speaker 6 (26:51):
Me and my partner. So we're doing big things.

Speaker 2 (26:54):
All right.

Speaker 5 (26:54):
And this chirin I'm wearing right now is actually from
your story. The jeans I had on yesterday are from
your store. What do you see it being like? The
fashion the things that people are looking for right now
and when they come looking for things to.

Speaker 7 (27:03):
Wear, well, the thing about my store is like you
don't see it everywhere, you know, so people come in
and they just want unique pieces. You might get a
topping and might not find the pants. You might get
a jacket and might not have an outfit. But it's
those statement pieces that hit different.

Speaker 5 (27:19):
So it's not about outfits so much anymore. It's about
a statement piece. Everybody doesn't have to match.

Speaker 7 (27:24):
Well, you can get the outfits too, but like we
just have just like unique stuff stuff to you.

Speaker 3 (27:29):

Speaker 5 (27:30):
And then I also want to make sure we talk
about this because I've been waiting for you to launch
this podcast.

Speaker 3 (27:34):
Yes. Now, previously you had a podcast.

Speaker 7 (27:37):
YEP with Straight Drop Uncut with me and my brother
Bodal shout out to him doing big things, and we're
talking about putting that back into play. But I'm working
on my next podcast, Kyle, So who go say it?
So it's gonna be lit, and you know how I am.
I'm gonna say the truth. That's what I'm known for,
being the realist in it. So I'm looking forward to
that and I'm looking forward to you being my next

my first guest on the show.

Speaker 5 (27:59):
When this lunch is so, who's going to say what?
I know we were talking about some of the segments
that you're planning on having. Give us a little preview.

Speaker 7 (28:05):
Well, basically, I'm gonna just be talking about stuff that
other people won't say, so I can't just get it
all the way.

Speaker 5 (28:10):
But do they get you in trouble? I want to
ask you that because we see this happening. You know
a lot of people personally. You know, you've done songs
with a lot of people like Trina, You've done so.

Speaker 3 (28:21):
Yeah, Dirk, yeah, And.

Speaker 5 (28:23):
So does it get you in trouble when you have
to say things about people who are your peers?

Speaker 7 (28:27):
You know what, I usually don't get in trouble, even
if they want to say stuff, People really don't say
it to me because I get a pass that other
people don't get, okay, because everybody know my character is
solid and they just know I keep it real. So
that works for me.

Speaker 5 (28:41):
Right, People know that about you, They know I mean, well,
all right, well listen, thank you so much, Telly. You're
gonna be here all week so people will have a
chance to see you. Make sure y'all follow her too,
because she'd be posting pictures and you can see what
she looks like today. From the front hand of back
the h the real tailor age and you can see
the outpa is that from?

Speaker 3 (29:00):
It's a vibe.

Speaker 6 (29:01):
That's everything I have on It's from It's a vibe.

Speaker 5 (29:03):
All right, Well, when we come back, we have ask
Ye eight hundred two nine two fifty one fifty is
and I'm gonna call us up any question you have.

Speaker 3 (29:09):
We're here to help you out. In the meantime, let's
hear Nicki Minaj.

Speaker 5 (29:12):
We already celebrated her today for having the highest grossing
sales of any female wrapper on tour. She is selling out.
I think eleven shows so far, so shout out to her.
Here's some Nicki Minaj is way up. Eight hundred two
ninety two fifty one to fifty. Call us up for ask.

Speaker 8 (29:26):
Ye, whether it's relationship, for career advice, Angela's dropping facts?

Speaker 2 (29:30):
Should you should know?

Speaker 3 (29:31):
If this is ask ye, what's up? It's way up?
But Angela yee, I'm Angela yee. My girl, Cella is here?
You ready to help some people? Let's help all right?

Speaker 5 (29:38):
We have anonymous caller on the line. Hey, Anonymous, huh,
what is your question for ask ye?

Speaker 12 (29:44):
Does angel play your part with the love and so
one because I'm twenty four and my partner is forty one.

Speaker 3 (29:50):
Well, that's not that bad of a difference. It's what's
seventeen years something like that. How do y'all get along?

Speaker 4 (29:57):

Speaker 5 (29:58):
Okay, well it is, and I think that should be fine. Like,
if y'all get along, great, So what are your reservations?

Speaker 3 (30:04):
Is it just his age?

Speaker 9 (30:06):
It's more so I don't have the problem.

Speaker 3 (30:10):
And what is he saying.

Speaker 9 (30:12):
Because a child that's like four years younger than him.

Speaker 3 (30:16):
And so it's just embarrassing, like because you're too young.
I mean, look, it's too late.

Speaker 2 (30:22):

Speaker 6 (30:22):
If y'all already they kicked it off.

Speaker 3 (30:23):
Yeah, I mean you guys are together. Is it causing
any issues in the relationship for real? Okay, well, well
then it don't seem like you guys really have a problem.
Who cares what people have to say. You're legal and
he's only a few years older than you. That's not
a big deal. And as long yeah, as long as
you got as long as he treats you well, yeah,
and you treat him well.

Speaker 7 (30:43):
But if he complained, if he complained, and then that's
a hint that you make sure. Just don't put all
your eggs in one basket just in case you got
to move around.

Speaker 6 (30:53):
You know what I'm saying. So do you almo sad?
You ain't wait?

Speaker 3 (30:57):
Why you just give it that advice?

Speaker 6 (30:59):
I mean, I'm just being honest.

Speaker 7 (31:01):
If he if he complaining about something like that, how
long does's go go?

Speaker 6 (31:04):
So meanwhile, she's.

Speaker 7 (31:05):
The one of the youngest, Hey stay out, summer time
coming up?

Speaker 6 (31:10):

Speaker 11 (31:10):
You know?

Speaker 3 (31:13):
Okay, she liked that advice.

Speaker 6 (31:15):
It's real. No, I ain't doing that.

Speaker 3 (31:22):
Would you? Would you be okay? If he found that
out and y'all broke up?

Speaker 10 (31:26):
I don't know.

Speaker 9 (31:27):
Yeah, well is he like.

Speaker 3 (31:31):
Is he a sugar daddy for you?

Speaker 11 (31:33):

Speaker 6 (31:35):

Speaker 3 (31:36):
Okay, she really likes him.

Speaker 6 (31:37):
Well that's nice.

Speaker 7 (31:38):
But if he's coming up with excuses about all you
too young and all that, then look, you already know.

Speaker 6 (31:44):
What it is. So, like I said, do you Definitely.

Speaker 5 (31:47):
I could understand him having some reservations about that based
off of the fact that he has a child that's
only four years younger than her, And I think that's fine.

Speaker 3 (31:55):
You know that he has.

Speaker 5 (31:56):
His his his small reservation, So I think just take
you time with it, that's all.

Speaker 3 (32:01):
He should take his time.

Speaker 5 (32:02):
You should take your time because you are you are
still young. And if you really like him and enjoy
spending time with him, continue to do that. But if
it feels like it's too many issues, then you know
you could keep it moving.

Speaker 7 (32:12):
He been new that though, so did he know that already?
So don't wait till we start cracking. Now you want
to come and do all this, renig and now this
week from the.

Speaker 6 (32:23):
Yeah, real bad.

Speaker 3 (32:25):
All right, thanks for calling.

Speaker 4 (32:27):
Thank you.

Speaker 5 (32:28):
Sheilla always going to give some different advice, I meanrue Okay.

Speaker 3 (32:33):
She already going through her rolodex right now.

Speaker 5 (32:35):
Well that was asky eight hundred two nine fifty in
case you couldn't get through. And when we come back,
we're kicking off maternal Health Week.

Speaker 3 (32:42):
We have lath them. Time is here with us. She
is Mama Glow. She's a duela.

Speaker 5 (32:46):
She trains other doulas and she also has a space
she recently opened up in Williamsburg. That's from meditation, relaxation, yoga,
whatever it is that you need in your life.

Speaker 8 (32:55):
It's way up you vibing, way up with Angela yee.

Speaker 2 (32:59):
Right more, now, what's.

Speaker 3 (33:01):
Up his way up with Angela yee?

Speaker 5 (33:03):
I'm ange La yee, and I like to say this
is my friend because she really is. Late Thom Thomas
is here and we've had her on the show before.
Mama Glow, Mama Glow Foundation, the Soft Space, which has
opened recently. So let's talk about everything that you have
going on right now because Black Maternal Health Week is
April eleventh to the seventeenth, that's right, and so we

have so many things that we need to discuss.

Speaker 1 (33:26):
Yeah, I mean starting with Black Paternal Health Week. You know,
this year's theme is our Body Still Belong to Us,
which is really important. As we think about reproductive justice.
We think about the attack or reproductive rights in this
country right and how it disapportionately affects Black women more
specifically if we don't have to abortion. So that's one
piece of it. And when we think about Black maternal health,

people really focus obviously on birth, which is important because,
as we know, Black women are more likely to die
during childbirth due to childbirth related causes. When we think
about white women and Black women in this country, black
women are three times more likely to die. But at
the same time, we look at the access to healthcare
more generally, we have an attack on reproductive rights. It

really impacts us first, right, and the most. And so
this year's theme is really about reproductive health more broadly, right,
and thinking about the options that we have for care
and innovative solutions that we can make to bridge those gaps.

Speaker 5 (34:21):
I'm so glad you brought that up first, because I
want to talk about this narrative that people have that, oh,
black women are the ones who are having abortions, and.

Speaker 13 (34:29):
Usually more white women have them than we do.

Speaker 3 (34:32):
Right, which people don't talk about.

Speaker 13 (34:33):
Yes, And also.

Speaker 1 (34:34):
Statistically speaking, more coupled people have abortions than single people.
So that's what the data shows. So it's not actually
unwed or promiscuous people running the streets or women of
the night, you know, the ways that people like to
sort of frame it. An abortion is a choice that
you make at a particular time in your life.

Speaker 5 (34:53):
Right now, I am talking to Latham Timas, the founder
of Mama Glow. She does Duela training and she is
the Glow. For a lot of reasons, this is also
a financial burden for people.

Speaker 1 (35:03):
It's a huge financial burden. I think the thing to
think about too is these safe harbor states like New
York is one of them. People travel here. Like you said,
it is expensive. There are a lot of organizations that
help people with that, especially if they're in states where
there's bands or laws that are really draconian that make
it impossible for them to get care. So making this
a criminalized issue versus a private issue between you and

your doctor has made it impossible for people to keep
themselves safe. But also it means that we're not having
less abortions, We're just making it unsafe for people to
continue to have abortions.

Speaker 5 (35:39):
And even with IVF, that's another thing, as we talk
about our bodies and family planning, that's on their attack
as well.

Speaker 3 (35:44):
It's so interesting.

Speaker 5 (35:45):
So they want you to have the baby, but they
also don't want people who want to have babies to
have more access to be able to have babies rights.

Speaker 1 (35:52):
And then they want your embryos to be full fledged humans,
which is insane.

Speaker 3 (35:56):
But so the the baby gets support for an embryo, right, Okay.

Speaker 1 (36:00):
So like we have to think about everything, we have
to consider what that means.

Speaker 5 (36:04):
And now you also are hosting a Black Maternal Health
Week mixer. Yes, all right, so talk to me about
that because so everybody's welcome to anybody.

Speaker 1 (36:10):
Can come Okay, we're one stop into Brooklyn on the
L train at Bedford Avenue and one block from the station.
So literally you walk around the corner which he keels on,
no excuse, right, and we're there and just come meet
the team, meet people. I feel like you can meet
community members, but also if you're interested in learning about
doula training, becoming a doula, having a doula, you can

meet amazing doula's there. It'll be a great way to celebrate,
like I feel like, all of the wins that we've
had in maternal health and because you know this this
week is really about embracing what work needs to be done,
but also celebrating where we've come from and how much
we have accomplished late them.

Speaker 5 (36:47):
Thomas is here. She's the Glow Maven. She's a doula,
she does doula training. And when we come back, we'll
talk more about some positive things that have happened for
women being able to make choices about their own bodies
and for maternal health care more. Now, what's up, but
Angela Ye Angela Yee, and Latham Thomas aka the Glow

Maven is here with me. Well, let's talk about some
of those wins since you brought it up, has there
been any advancements as far as insurance covering doulas.

Speaker 1 (37:15):
Yes, so there's some wins in the insurance area. So
Medicaid just announced that they will be onboarding doula to
process Medicaid for billing. If you have a doula and
you are Medicaid eligible, the doula can submit that claim
and be paid and reimburse through the State of New York.
They're in a trial phase now, so doulas are onboarding

to that now. Another thing that's already in motion is
if you are Medicaid eligible and you live in New
York City in the Five Boroughs and you would like
a doula, there is a program called the city Wide
Doula Initiative. It is funded by the Fund for Public
Health and the Mama Glow Foundation is the largest provider

of pro boodula services through that program. Another program that
we have that you are familiar with also is called
Love Delivered in partnership with Carrol's Down and Lareel, and
so through that program you can also get access to
a doula at no cost. If you are a black
family in one of the major cities. The cities are
New York, Atlanta, La, Miami, Nola, and Baton Rouge and

then DC so reach out because not everybody has the
money to afford right to pay out a pocket or
to pay out of pocket and then seek insurance, and
so some insurance is covering. We do have ADULA pilot
in place with a major actually one of the largest
insurance provider in the country right now, and it's piloting
in New York, Georgia, and then we're going to open

into another area in the South soon and once that
program goes through piloting, will be able to replicate it
throughout the country. But right now, it's a benefit for
people who are under this insurance company now, so it
is happening.

Speaker 5 (39:00):
A lot can feel slow, it can, but this is
going to benefit people.

Speaker 13 (39:04):
Down the line, down the line exactly.

Speaker 5 (39:06):
Right, which is so key because like you said, our
bodies still belong to us.

Speaker 13 (39:09):
Our bodies belong to us.

Speaker 3 (39:11):
All right.

Speaker 5 (39:11):
What's the thing, listen, is there anything that we didn't
mention that you want to make sure we talk about
as we're gearing up for Black Maternal Health Week.

Speaker 1 (39:17):
We do have the mom will do a Homeschool Professional
Training Program coming back again this June.

Speaker 13 (39:25):
It's virtual. If you want to join.

Speaker 3 (39:27):
Us, please do Mamaglow dot com, I'm.

Speaker 1 (39:29):
Good dot com and sign up. It's gonna be an
amazing training. You just want this information so that you
can receive better healthcare, understand like what's happening to our bodies.
I know people who come because they're pregnant and they
just want the information. But also if you want to
be a professional, this is a place to go. This
training is the only one of its kind that's embedded
in the Ivy League University.

Speaker 3 (39:50):
That's like you.

Speaker 1 (39:51):
Know, centering black women and marginalized people and of a
black female led company.

Speaker 13 (39:57):
So we're here to really like do the work. So
join us. We would love to see you there, but
also join us of a soft space if.

Speaker 1 (40:02):
You're in if you're in Brooklyn and in person, come
see us because there's so much fun stuff happening there.
We have suffer men too, and.

Speaker 5 (40:09):
I saw that too men as far as even mental health. Yea,
you know, a space to be able to feel comfortable
and connect with others exactly as well, just great important
conversations happening.

Speaker 3 (40:20):
You're always doing the good work. So are you well.

Speaker 5 (40:22):
Thank you so much again, Latem Thomas, and I know
you'll be coming in and checking in with me of
course frequently, and I'll be at the soft space. Can't wait,
all right, make sure you guys follow her. She is
a founder at Mama Glow and the Mama Glow Foundation.
You could watch that phone interview on my YouTube channel
Way Up with ye And when we come back, you
guys have the last words.

Speaker 8 (40:41):
Pick up the phone tapping to get your voice heard.

Speaker 2 (40:44):
What the word he is the last word on Way
Up with Angela?

Speaker 3 (40:48):
Yee? What's up? Way Up with Angela? Yee?

Speaker 5 (40:50):
I'm Angela yee. My girl tell us here with me
all week. That's right, having a good time. I am
all right, and thank you guys for joining us today.

Speaker 3 (40:59):
This is our face family up here.

Speaker 5 (41:01):
And earlier we were talking about whether or not she
would work with family, So I ain't working with y'all
family and friends, and a lot of you weighed in,
so of course you're going to have the last word
about that. Also, shout out to late them Timas for
joining us. She is a doula trainer, She's a duela herself,
and she is the Mama Glow aka Mama Glow as
we kick off Maternal Health Week. You could watch that

for interview on my YouTube channel. Way Up with Ye
and we'll be back tomorrow. But right now, y'all have
the last word.

Speaker 4 (41:29):
Hey Angela, this is to go towards Should you hire
family and friends? Absolutely, you're gonna have problems, You're going
to have up and down. But when we look at
these very old companies, these are family. We're in companies
that have money passed down to generations because you put
their family and their friends and positions in the company
and the companies are still running.

Speaker 5 (41:48):
We need to do that.

Speaker 4 (41:50):
Took a lifetime friend and went into real estate business,
trying to get her up and started. However, she was
looking for me to do the whole job. Yet she
wanted to reach the benefits and the same thing with family.
I have rental properties and call myself trying to help
family out. And so that question, the answer is definitely no.

Speaker 7 (42:12):
It's time about the triber you tapped in and Way
Up with Angela.

Speaker 2 (42:18):
Ye, no wondering now now

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