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Jhene Aiko & Big Sean Reunite For A New Single Reminding Us All That Their Love Was Poppin AF

Plus, 8 other tracks you should add to your weekend playlist ASAP.

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The internet recently learned that Big Sean made Jhene Aiko orgasm nine times in one day and all I have to say is, Lord I see what you've done for others…and I humbly come to you hoping that I, too, can receive this blessing in this lifetime.

Friday, Jhene Aiko dropped her latest single, "None Your Concern", which featured a surprise, must-hear verse from her (ex?) lover Big Sean that gave us all of the feels and got our captions ready AF for winter. The couple, who was linked romantically on-and-off for three years, called it quits in March; but according to the lyrics to their latest singles, they're having a pretty hard time staying away from one another.

Along with the soundtrack to every hopeless romantic's life, there were a few other bops that were released recently that you need to add to your playlist ASAP and you know xo has you covered, sis. Scroll below for 8 songs you need to slide into your rotation expeditiously.

Jhené Aiko - "None Of Your Concern"

Call me ambitious, but I'm seeing a TWENTY88 reunion coming soon and I'm hoping that these two are collaborating on more than just a new album *insert emoji eyes*.

Megan Thee Stallion x VickeeLo – "Ride Or Die"

Summer is long-gone but the block is still hot and Megan Thee Stallion and VickeeLo's new track for the Queen and Slim soundtrack is proof that it's not time to put our knees up for winter retirement just yet.

Doja Cat - "Cyber Sex" 

Earlier this year, Doja Cat showed love to our cellulite and reminded us that we are juicy AF and last week, she released her debut album, Hot Pink, with features from Smino, Gucci Mane, and Tyga.

Tory Lanez and T-Pain - "Jerry Sprunger"

Friday, Tory Lanez released his highly-anticipated album, Chixtape 5, and enlisted some of our favorite artists to remix pretty much every song from our childhood.

Ama Lou - "This Town"

After being featured on the Creed II soundtrack, this British singer is making her mark in the industry alongside other U.K. artists like Ella Mai, Jorja Smith, and Mahalia.

KAROL G, Nicki Minaj - "Tusa"

Nicki Minaj may have reneged on her retirement, but we aren't complaining about it. Serving up a dose of Afro-Latina energy you needed today, Spanish artist, Karol G collaborated with our fave for their latest bilingual single, "Tusa".

"Guarding The Gates" (From "Queen & Slim: The Soundtrack")

In her first solo single in five years, Lauryn Hill also decided to lace the Queen and Slim soundtrack with a dose of her flavor. Although the song has been performed live a number of times by the legendary songwriter, the studio-version was debuted for the first time on the soundtrack.

Featured image GIF via "Body Language" music video

Gabourey Sidibe is in the midst of wedding planning after her beau Brandon Frankel popped the question in 2020. The Empire actress made the exciting announcement on Instagram in November 2020 and now she is spilling the deets to Brides magazine about her upcoming wedding. "It cannot be a traditional wedding. Really, it can't be. I don't want anything done the 'traditional' way," she said. "Our relationship is very much on our terms and I want it to be fun, like a true party."

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Beautiful Soul Episode 4

This post is in partnership with Ulta Beauty.

"I'm a better mother, I'm a better wife, and I'm a better boss, because I take care of myself."

This is just one of the many gems our girl Mattie James dropped in the latest episode of "Beautiful Soul," hosted by xoNecole founder Necole Kane. Mattie is a lifestyle blogger and mother of three who has grown a loyal following from her relatable lifestyle, fashion, and beauty content. This digital maven takes to Instagram each day to lift the veil of her everyday life. We get to see her approach to juggling motherhood with business, daily fashion inspo, and keeping it real about those moments when the juggle gets real. Above all else, Mattie is committed to making self-care a non-negotiable practice in her life,

In this "get un-ready with me" Mattie shows us how she takes off the day. First, she removes her makeup very meticulously with the help us a few oil-eliminating products that she swears by. Then, she gets down and dirty for a deep cleanse, followed by a layering of her favorite serums and moisturizers. Our favorite tip from Mattie? Use your ring finger to apply your eye creams, since it's the lightest finger and the best to use for this delicate area of the skin. Genius!

As Mattie can attest, self-care isn't just about surface-level treats like getting a manicure and soaking in bubble baths. It's about making that "me-tine" a priority and a non-negotiable practice. It's also about setting the right boundaries so that you don't stretch yourself too thin. "Boundaries are like lanes on a highway," she explains. "You have to switch your lanes, but there's shoulders on the road for a reason. You can drive on a shoulder if you want, but it'll cause wear and tear on your car. So you can do things outside your boundaries, but you'll wear yourself out. You have to be honest with yourself."

In the midst of raising three young children, running her personal brand, and maintaining a household, Mattie is diligent about putting self-care dates into her planning just like she would a meeting. That includes therapy appointments, massages, or even quiet time to do absolutely nothing. These are essential wellness tactics that all serve her so that she can better serve others.

Watch as Necole and Mattie get un-ready (and real) in the tutorial above.

Scroll through the gallery below to shop Mattie's nighttime skincare products from Ulta.

Mattie's Skincare Faves

The Cult Classic Purifying Face Cleanser

The Cult Classic Purifying Face Cleanser

A TULA essential, this purifying Gel-Based Cleanser removes dirt, impurities & makeup without stripping or over-drying.

Tula
$28

Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm

Take Off The Day Cleansing Balm Makeup Remover

Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm is a silky, lightweight makeup remover that quickly dissolves tenacious eye and face makeups, sunscreens.

Clinique
$36

Take The Day Off Makeup Remover For Lids, Lashes & Lips

Take The Day Off Makeup Remover For Lids, Lashes & Lips

Clinique's best-selling makeup remover Take The Day Off Makeup Remover For Lids, Lashes & Lips is a totally tugless formula that whisks away makeup.

Clinique
$21

C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream

Drunk Elephant's C-Tango is a rich and restorative eye cream featuring a brightening combination of eight peptides, five forms of vitamin C, and cucumber extract for firmer, stronger-looking skin around the eye area.

Drunk Elephant
$64

Tonique Confort Rehydrating Comforting Toner With Acacia Honey

Lancôme Tonique Confort Re-Hydrating Comforting Toner with Acacia Honey

Tonique Confort is a soothing, alcohol-free facial toner that improves skin hydration in just 15 minutes and gently cleanses, preps skin and reveals a visible glow.

Lancôme
$35

Salicylic Acid 2% Anhydrous Solution

Salicylic Acid 2% Anhydrous Solution

The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Anhydrous Solution is a squalane based, non-irritating serum formulated with salicylic acid to effectively decongest the skin and provide surface exfoliation.

The Ordinary
$6.50

Lotus Youth Preserve Dream Face Cream

fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Dream Face Cream

fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Dream Face Cream recovers & detoxifies while minimizing signs of aging for more rested, youthful-looking skin by morning.

fresh
$54

Pro-Retinol Body Butter

Pro-Retinol Body Butter

Pro-Retinol: now available for your body. Josie Maran's Whipped Argan Pro-Retinol Body Butter is a lusciously whipped body butter infused with gentle and effective pro-retinol for a smoother, firmer-looking, deeply hydrated body.

Josie Maran
$46

100% Pure Argan Oil

100% Pure Argan Oil

Wellness seems to be the "it" buzzword of the day, but it's not something to take lightly. As Black women, it's important to be able to tap into what keeps us happy, mentally balanced, and all-around good. And while beauty and fashion are important aspects of life, there are a few trends we all should at least consider in order to not only stay on top of what keeps us ticking, but also upgrade out of the obligatory coach seat of that wellness journey.

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