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📲Confessions of A Cell Phone Addict

Stephy Says 💋 I will be the 1st person to loudly & proudly admit that I am addicted to my cell phone. There is no point in time that I can be without my phone. Some of the older generation would probably say that it’s an unhealthy addiction, but of course, I beg to differ. 

There are times that I use my cell phone for business such as marketing, blogging, networking, and building a brand. However, most of the time, it’s for personal enjoyment. 

Don’t you love the thrill of receiving a text message from that special someone? Or the nagging notifications you receive from posts that have absolutely nothing to do with you…

From time to time, I often wonder what I did without a cell phone. I am kind of a sociable loner, like a lot of people I know, but I am mostly alone. My phone saves my life & keeps me entertained. 

I got my first cell phone was I was 13. Back then, it was the regular old flip phone that lacked a LCD screen. No screen meant I had to physically open the phone to see who was calling. Texting wasn’t quite a thing back then, or at least not for everyday conversation. Texting was only used for “important” times or emergencies and the templates included:

 Sorry, in a meeting.
 I’ll call you back.
 Sorry, unable to talk.

Not to mention, you had to push the button a million times to finally get to the letter you wanted. Might I add, that phone was also prepaid on a Verizon network. After that, the flip phones started upgrading to those fancy Motorola Razors. I had the sleek gray one. I went through almost every phone phase. That’s one of the joys of being an addict. Just to name a few, I had the Rumor, Blackberry Curve, Blackberry Storm, Chocolate, iPhone 4, Galaxy S6, iPhone 6, and now the iPhone 8s Plus. Of course, I want the new iPhone, partly because I feel like it will have better features, but I mostly want it because it’s new. 

So, as a phone addict, let me tell you my absolute favorite apps

 Twitter (follow me @1STEPahed) just to shoot the breeze with complete strangers or talk to myself lol
 Pinterest (follow me @ just to see the latest makeup trends, fashion trends, marketing ideas for the blog, tattoo ideas, and random cute puppies & turtles.
 Instagram (follow me @ijs_stephysays) which is basically a picture diary & I can see everyone else’s life & they can see mine. I also use it for marketing.
 Facebook & Facebook Pages (like me on Facebook for personal use as well as business use. I connect with people or just scroll down my newsfeed & browse comments under the juicy statuses. 
 Swiftkey– it allows me to personalize my keyboard. Personalization was one of the abilities I thought I lost when I switched to iPhone. 
 Buzzfeed because I love the random quizzes & posts they share. 
 Spinrilla to download all my music for free & it doesn’t use my data to play my favorite song like Pandora (although, I love Pandora).
 Flo just to keep track of my lady events, if you know what I mean.

The games I downloaded are:

 Family Guy Quest for stuff (a really pointless & stupid game, but highly addictive)
 Homescapes (help a young man salvage the mansion of his parents by completing levels & obtaining stars to complete tasks)
 Cookie Jam (similar to Candy Crush where arrange pieces into intervals of 3 to watch them disappear)
 Helix Jump (a game in which you have to successfully complete the puzzle without touching the “no no” pieces)
They’re all kind of boring now.

Let me give you some brief positives of being a phone addict

± people call you in emergencies because they know you are dependable & always answer your phone
± you’re a well of information when people need answers because they ask you to Google, thus making you an essential resource.

The negative is YOUR PHONE DIES FAST !!

What are some apps you have on your phone?


Happy reading

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😠Taraji P. & Erykah Badu Create Outrage

Stephy Says 💋 if you haven’t heard, Taraji P. Henson has sparked a flame & has some fans outraged.

David Barden wrote this article just this morning at 4:01 AM & Huffpost released this story 😱

Apparently, Taraji P. attempted to equate & compare the Surviving R. Kelly (#muteRKelly) to the old sick skeezer Harvey Weinstein. She basically reportedly called out society for the hushed responds to Harvey Weinstein’s sex assaults while R. Kelly’s flourished all over the internet.

In the alleged deleted Instagram video, Taraji searched the #muteRKelly hashtag & yielded multiple results, while #muteHarveyWeinstein only yielded 1 result used on 29 posts.

Her attempt to compare the two left Twitter users in a frenzy stating that they aren’t sure what her point is, or what exactly she’s trying to prove.

After the stir on social media, Taraji comes back to clarify in attempt to make things right.

This post will be updated as the story updates.

🚨More articles posted here & here 🚨

If you haven’t been following the story, Erykah Badu stated that she was “praying for R. Kelly,” & some felt as if she was “letting him off the hook” or downsizing his crimes to”poor choices” & condoning his behavior.

Screenshot courtesy of Pitchfork

Even with the backlash, Erykah Badu supports his healing. (Stephy Says 💋 not excusing his behavior but, be open minded & remember that even if he turned out to be a sexual predator, he was once a victim).

With her choice of words being taken out of context, this set off the Twitter fans & they are backing her.

She was accused of stating that R. Kelly has done more for the black community than any one has & here’s her clarification for that :

Erykah Badu entered a Twitter war with the executive director of Surviving R. Kelly docu-series. According to Jezebel, Erykah Badu denies ever being asked to be in the Surviving R. Kelly docu-series.

✨This post will be updated as the story updates

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🗣Soulja Boy Told’em

Stephy Says 💋 Soulja Boy is back & this time he is on a come up. This is a come back & I must say, I’m LOVING this guy now! He’s headlining the internet & I am here for it!

He just about broke the internet with 3.5 million views on his interview with the Breakfast Club in 24 hours 😱

If you haven’t been following Soulja Boy’s stories, here’s a clip from the Breakfast Club Interview with Soulja Boy. He’s back & demanding his respect for making these “relevant” rappers who they are today. Soulja Boy calls out Drake for stealing his line, flow, and bars. He even goes as far as saying, “I taught him everything he know.”

In addition to calling out Drake, Soulja Boy also went in on Kanye West bashing him for supporting President Trump. Pop Culture released an article of Soulja Boy’s words about Yeezy. He said everything he wanted to say & he did so with no remorse stating,

“You up here supporting Trump and s—,” he said. “You supporting Trump, bruh? What the f— wrong with you, bruh. That s— not right, bruh. I have sat back long enough and I’m not holding my tongue no more, bruh. Kanye, call me, get in tune with me cause if not I’m going to keep checking you.”

“My folks went through too much s— for you to be out here doing this goofy s—,” he went on. “My grandaddy been through too much, my grandma and great grandaddy, they from Mississippi and they from Mississipi, we went through slavery and s—. You gotta put on for the black community.”

Soulja Boy is cutting no slack on anyone! He has also been trolling Ariana Grande on Twitter & accusing her of stealing his flow From Kiss me Through the Phone. Crazy enough, it seems like he has the fan support.

I’m not sure of the age range of those reading my blog, but here are a few songs Soulja Boy is known for:

  • Crank That (and that hit had everybody doing the yooooouuuuu)
  • Kiss Me Through the Phone
  • Yahhh!
  • Pretty Boy Swag
  • Turn My Swag On
  • Donk

  • According to, one of the Migos, Quavo, confirmed that Soulja Boy influenced alot of the music we are hearing today. If you read the article ( as previously mentioned, Quavo’s statement was “Soulja most definitely influenced a lot of everybody’s work. He’s speaking facts. He hasn’t said anything wrong.”
  • In addition to Quavo’s support, Soulja Boy also has the support of Meek Mill.
  • mentioned in their article that countless people backed Big Soulja up on Twitter, demanding others give Soulja credit where credit is due.

  • Revolt released an article titled “9 ways Soulja Boy revolutionized today’s hip hop culture”. Do you agree? Let me know in the comments 📥📥

  • *According to Twitter:

  • Billboard released their article about Soulja Boy beefs here

  • I think it’s safe to say Soulja Boy is once again a sensation!
  • Happy reading & as always Stephy Says 💋 LIKE, COMMENT, SHARE, and SUBSCRIBE ✨
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    🎧 Earbuds In, World Out 🌎 Issa Vibe

    While typing ⌨️away at work doing my daily duties, I put my earbuds in 🎧and tune out the noise & the office drama.

    My favorite Pandora stations are playing the best vibing music, and I’m in a world of my own🌎. This inspired my postà when you listen to these songs, issa vibe!

    This is the kind of music that touches your soul & you feel in your heart. ❤️

    These artists and songs achieved the “I felt that” feeling deep within, and I doubt that you would disagree with me. These songs evoke some kind of emotion within you & sets a tone, whether is a sense of independence, self-love, gratitude, romance, or loneliness, they definitely set a feeling within.

    My favorite Music Quotes:

    🎵”Music is a language that doesn’t speak in particular words. It speaks in emotions, and if it’s in the bones, it’s in the bones.” ― Keith Richards

  • 🎧”I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.” ― Billy Joel
  • 🎶“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” ― Bob Marley
  • This is the kind of music you could listen to all day, but identify with every song.

    💋 (I think you see what my station is set on 😁)   

    Indie/Neo Soul

    1. Video–India Arie
    2. Doo Wop (That Thing)—Lauryn Hill
    3. Ex Factor—Lauryn Hill
    4. Golden—Jill Scott
    5. There’s Hope—India Arie
    6. Sweetest Thing—Lauryn Hill
    7. Nothing Even Matters—Lauryn Hill
    8. Tyrone—Erykah Badu
    9. Bag Lady—Erykah Badu
    10. On & On—Erykah Badu
    11. Next Lifetime—Erykah Badu
    12. Love of my Life—Erykah Badu
    13. Window Seat—Erykah badu
    14. Brotha—Angie Stone
    15. I Try—Macy Gray
    16. I Am Not My Hair—India Arie
    17. Cry—Lyfe Jennings
    18. She Got Kids—Lyfe Jennings
    19. Cool-Anthony Hamilton
    20. Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You—Erykah Badu
    21. 911—Wyclef Jean
    22. Killing me Softly With His Song—Fugees
    23. Ready or Not—Fugees
    24. Brown Skin—India Arie
    25. Turn Your Lights Down Low—Lauryn Hill 

    Other songs that I vibe to:

    1. Waterfalls—TLC
    2. You Make Me Wanna—Usher
    3. Creep—TLC
    4. So Into You—Tamia feat. Fabolous
    5. All Falls Down—Kanye West
    6. Thru The Wire—Kanye West
    7. Can’t Let You Go—Fabolous
    8. Winner—Chris Brown
    9. You & I—John Legend
    10. Let’s Get Married—Jagged Edge
    11. Medicine—Queen Najia
    12. Int’l Players Anthem—UGK
    13. Work Out—J. Cole
    14. Don’t—Bryson Tiller
    15. Location—Khalid
    16. Everything is Everything—Lauryn Hill
    17. Can’t Tell Me Nothing—Kanye West
    18. Have You Ever—Brandy
    19. Southside—Lloyd feat Ashanti
    20. Like You—Bow Wow feat. Ciara
    21. Circles—Marques Houston
    22. I’m Tryna—Omarion
    23. Million—Tink
    24. Rock the Boat—Aaliyah
    25. More than A Woman—Aaliyah

    These are only a few songs that I know off the top of my head that I can vibe to on any day!

    If you have some songs to add, drop them in the comment box below 📥📥.


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    😒Bitter Broads

    In case you guys had no idea, I am also a published author & aside from blogging, I write stories. Check out this excerpt from my short story “Game Over.”

    💋You know the warm fuzzy feeling you get when that special someone calls? And that tingling feeling you get in your stomach from being in love? You know how it is to be in love, right? Yeah, me neither.

    And I’m tired of everyone around me acting like they are so in love. They know like I know that everybody cheats. Men, women, boys & girls. But especially men.

    You wanna know where your prince charming is? Somewhere cheating.

    What about the “knight in shining armor?”

    Somewhere in another woman’s face lying and hyping her up. And guess what else? She’s believing it.

    He’s texting her and 3 other women the same “good morning beautiful” text; and every time he posts a status on social media about his girl or “bae,” they are all believing that she is the one he’s referring to.

    She’s telling the world that she’s in love & can’t live without him. She’s surfing the internet looking for wedding dresses and planning her dream wedding because she has met the man of her dreams. She has bought all the false dreams he’s sold her. She’s bought by false hope.

    Meanwhile, he’s in some other woman’s DM or inbox getting her number and making her feel special too. I swear some of y’all mamas raised boo boo the fool. I was a fool two times. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me & I was definitely ashamed.

    I’m convinced, ain’t no such thing as love & the people that are “in love” are faking the funk just to say they have somebody. These men got these women out here looking stupid; and then they get mad when somebody  try to tell them that their man is for everybody. But I can’t say too much because I was out here looking stupid too. Malcolm and Braxton had me fooled.

    That love stuff is for the birds and those men ain’t nothing but old bats, buzzards, chickens, and turkeys. Love ain’t real. I’m starting to think it’s just a myth.

    These women that are “in love” think they are winning, but in reality they’re losing.

    You know what they are losing? Their cotton picking minds. Especially if they think they are the only one.

    What’s even crazier is when a man approaches

    you and you bring up the fact that he has a girlfriend, he has the nerve to say stupid things like “I can have friends” or “what my girl don’t know won’t hurt her” like that justifies cheating. I heard that was Malcolm’s response, but that didn’t surprise me. However, I was shocked to learn that this was Braxton’s answer too.

    I start thinking to my self, “Well, she’s gonna know ‘cuz I’m gonna tell her.”

    Then I snap myself out of that trance, knowing good and doggone well that she wouldn’t believe me if I did try to tell her.

    See, men like that are single in your inbox begging for a phone number & time to “chill,” but are the same men “in love” on Facebook.

    Boy, please! They are the first ones participating in “Woman crush Wednesday.”

    I can’t help but roll my eyes at that kind of foolishness. I’m not hating on nobody’s relationship, but I know half of them ain’t what it’s crapped up to be. Cuz me and Malcolm had everybody thinking we was all peaches and cream. Don’t even get me started on Braxton. I was actually foolish enough to marry him. So, don’t take what I’m saying personal because it applies to me too. I’m not exempt. If the shoe fits, you gotta lace that ish up and wear it. But if I’m not stepping on your toes, don’t worry about what I’m saying.

    All men gonna do is lie and cheat. All they want from women is “a little piece of tail,” booty calls, wham-bam-thank you ma’am, hit it and quit it, smash & pass or whatever you want to call it..

    You may think I am a Bitter Broad, but I’m not.

    I have my reasons. Let me tell you about Lamont. Or maybe Tyrone. Or maybe Rondell. Tyreek. Wallace. Chris. Champion. Whatever, you get the picture.

    I really thought Braxton was the one, but as it turns out, he was a nickel that couldn’t handle this dime. He was too busy throwing away a diamond to pick up a bunch of rocks.