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Nick Jonas Has Done Grosser Things That Smoke A Damn Cigar

Ummm, breaking up the band!?

With a combined social media following into the millions, there’s no denying that the Jonas Brothers have a young, captive audience who are watching their every move. So, it’s no surprise that Nick Jonas’ latest magazine cover has ruffled feathers.

Uh oh. Credit: Giphy

The 26-year-old made his debut on the cover of Cigar Aficionado magazine this month, and it’s safe to say, fans aren’t happy. 

Jonas posted the cover to Instagram with the caption, “First person under 30 to hold a cigar on the cover of one of my favourite magazines,” but was met with critical comments calling him “gross and irresponsible.”

Others have run to Jonas’ defence, explaining that it’s up to him what he wants to do with his downtime, and if that includes smoking cigars, that’s his choice. 

There are two sides to this story, but Jonas has done far more ‘questionable’ things in the past. 

After the JoBros announced their comeback in February this year they also released their documentary Chasing Happiness

In the doco, the band opened up about their 2013 split  and Nick’s influence in the tough decision. “I feel like I’m fighting against something that’s not working,” Kevin Sr. remembered Nick telling him. “I’ve given everything I have to this music, but I’m going here, Joe’s going here, Kevin’s over there and I just can’t do it anymore.”

Apparently, Joe and Kevin were really upset about Nick’s decision. “This is what I loved more than anything…and somebody that you loved and cared about so much could take it away so quickly,” Joe said. 

Luckily, the iconic trio made the decision to put the past behind them and join forces once again in 2019. Clearly, it was a good choice because the Jonas Brothers are back to killing it in the charts with their bangers ‘Only Human’ and ‘Sucker.’

A bona fide banger.

Suddenly, Nick’s love of cigars doesn’t seem like that big of a deal.

Ariana Grande Wears Socks 'N Crocs To Ensure No One Will Ever Steal Her Style Again

"I feel...so whole...so seen."

Ariana Grande is well-known for her distinctive style: sky high boots, gravity-defying ponytail, oversized sweater or dress and signature eyeliner flick. But with so many people recently coming for her look, Ari has taken matters into her own hands by incorporating a new statement into her wardrobe.

We’re talkin’ socks and Crocs. 

Oh god, no! Credit: Giphy

Yes, that’s right. Grande took to Instagram late last night to debut the meme-worthy combination paired with an oversized sweater and crossbody handbag. The singer reiterated her love of the look in BFF Courtney Chipolone’s Instagram story featuring the divisive shoes, captioned “never been more sure about a purchase.”

“I feel…so whole…so seen,” she added.

Last week, Ari made headlines when her team sued fashion label Forever 21 for ripping off her style with a “lookalike model.” There’s no doubt that Forever 21 took heavy inspiration from Grande and her music video for ‘5 Rings,’ but lawyers claimed the brand “could argue that they were simply mimicking a popular fashion trend and were protected by First Amendment rights.”

Let’s not forget about the hundreds and thousands of Ariana Grande fans who are replicating her style on a daily basis.

By stepping out in socks and Crocs, is Grande ensuring no one ever ‘steal her style’ ever again? Or are comfortable rubber shoes really squeaking their way into the mainstream?

Kendall seems to like them. Credit: Giphy

Grande is by no means the first celebrity to endorse Crocs. Post Malone has had multiple collaborations with the brand, and ambassadors include Drew Barrymore and Zooey Deschanel, just to name a few.

We might be giggling about Ari’s choice of footwear now, but who is to say we won’t all be wearing Crocs in a few months when they become the next hottest thing? Never say never.

WTF Is ‘Hot Girl Summer’ And Why Is Everyone Talking About It?

An investigation.

If you fancy yourself a purveyor of fine Internet memes, you’d be well aware of a new term floating around the web. According to the Internet gods, we’re in the thick of Hot Girl Summer – or at least the United States is…and Australia is about to follow suit. So, what is it exactly?

A visual representation of Hot Girl Summer. Credit: Giphy

The term was originally coined by rapper Megan Thee Stallion in her track ‘Hot Girl Summer’ featuring Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign. It’s a bona fide banger with over 33 million streams, however careful analysis of the lyrics provides little insight into the phenomenon.  

“It’s a Hot Girl Summer, so you know she got it lit, yeah. Real a** b*tch, know she got it lit,” is just a taste. 

According to Know Your Meme, the phrase has taken on a whole new form since Megan Thee Stallion dropped her track. In May this year, Twitter user @sweetliketeaaa posted a selfie captioned, “I heard it’s a hot girl summer,” which set of a chain reaction of other social media users referencing the track.

Credit: Twitter

OK, BUT WHAT DOES IT MEAN!?

Please explain. Credit: Giphy

In an interview with the Root in June, Megan said, “It’s just basically about women – and men – just being unapologetically them, just having a good-a** time, hyping up your friends, doing you, not giving a damn about what nobody got to say about it.”

“You definitely have to be a person that can be the life of the party, and, y’know, just a bad b*tch,” she said. 

Even Miley Cyrus has jumped on the bandwagon, captioning an IG pic of her thong-clad derriere with the iconic phrase. 

So, it’s simple, really. This Internet fad is all about living your best life and exuding self-confidence. Serious question: can it be Hot Girl Summer all year long?

This, all year long. Credit: Giphy

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