VIBE Magazine FOLDS
Jun 30 | by Natasha
Word has it VIBE magazine is shutting its doors and closing the pages on the company today. They've been suffering through tough times this year despite being one of the top magazine throughout the 90's. But new owners took over in 2006. Calls were placed to EIC Danyel Smith's office and publisher Edgar Hernandez's office and sources there confirmed the shut-down. This past February, VIBE reduced its circulation and publishing frequency, cut salaries, and moved employees to a four-day work week to save money. First VIBE Vixen and now the flagship mag itself is dunzo. R.I.P. VIBE. UPDATE: Here's the official statement from Editor In Chief Danyel Smith:
On behalf the VIBE CONTENT staff (the best in this business), it is with great sadness, and with heads held high, that we leave the building today. We were assigning and editing a Michael Jackson tribute issue when we got the news. It’s a tragic week in overall, but as the doors of VIBE Media Group close, on the eve of the magazine’s sixteenth anniversary, it’s a sad day for music, for hip hop in particular, and for the millions of readers and users who have loved and who continue to love the VIBE brand. We thank you, we have served you with joy, pride and excellence, and we will miss you.
» Soulja Boy Got Jacked On Live Stream While Walking Through The Hood -- Or Did He?!» Fight Breaks Out At Ricky Harris' Funeral! Sherri Shepherd Gives Play-By-Play & Snoop Seemingly Responds» Rapper Kodak Black ‘Accidentally’ Flashes Package To The World On Live Stream, Claps Back At Haters Calling His Peen ‘Lil Kodak’
» Chris Brown Loves Partying At Same Club As His Exes—This Time He Has A New Chick On His Arm + The Game’s Manager Says Floyd & 50 Have Nothing To Do With Soulja vs. Chris Fight» OH? The Weeknd & Selena Gomez CONFIRM Coupledom Status With Kisses (PICS) + Fetty Wap’s Ex-Alexis Sky Says She Did NOT Leak Sex Tape » Shirley Caesar Backtracks On Defending Kim Burrell, “Let’s Go On With Our Lives”
» Keke Palmer Dines In L.A. After Addressing Sex Tape Rumors + Are Porsha Williams & NeNe Leakes Friends? + Misty Copeland Works The Milan Stage» BESTIES & BALLERS: Gabrielle Union & LaLa Anthony On WAG DUTY At Bulls vs. Knicks Game, Fine A** Allen Iverson Is Courtside Too» BUY MY ISH! Keke Palmer & Serena Williams Are About Brand EXPANSION While Having Fun + FKA Twigs Fronts NIKE Women's Newest Campaign
» Word On The Curb – Drake Dropped MAJOR Dough On Diamond Necklace For JLO + Bella Hadid Unfollows Selena Gomez Over The Weeknd» Paris Jackson Says Michael Jackson 'Urban Myths' Portrayal Makes Her Want To VOMIT + Ice-T’s Wife CoCo Lets Fans Get Dressed With Her» Sterling K. Brown & Wife Ryan + Angela Bassett & Courtney B.Vance Show Off Their Red Carpet Love
» Janelle Monae Is A Goddess, And She Just Proved Why» GALS WHO DO BOTH -- Karrueche, Zuri Hall & Tracey Edmonds Report From The Red Carpet, Then Floss Their Own Looks» EXCLUSIVE: Lil Mama Spills About On-Screen Love Interest Lance Gross + Will Smith, Jaden, Naomie Harris & 'Collateral Beauty' Cast Party It Up
» Jamie Foxx's Ridiculous Response To His Alleged L.A. Brawl + The Golden Globe Afterparties Brought Everybody Out» Just Here For The Afterparty - Yara, Keke, Meagan, Tamera & More Floss After The Golden Globes» Here's How The Most Epic, Celeb-Filled White House Bash Went Down To Celebrate The Obamas
» GIRL WHAT? Zoe Saldana Claims Hollywood BULLIED Donald Trump And That's Why He Won + Trump BASHES Civil Rights Activist John Lewis » Steve Harvey Meets With Trump, D.L. Hughley Fires Off Some Truth Serum! + Jennifer Holliday CANCELS Trump’s Inauguration Performance » Go Inside Sasha & Malia Obama’s First Visit To The White House + Jenna & Barbara Bush Pen The Obama Girls Heartfelt Farewell Letter
» Migos Can Thank Donald Glover For First No. 1 Song 'Bad & Boujee' + Fetty Wap Trying His Damndest To Shut Down Sex Tape» Nicki Minaj Hits The Studio With Lil Wayne Following Meek Mill Breakup + The REAL Reason Nicki & Meek Called It Quits?!» Jhene Aiko Is A M***a F***in’ 'Maniac' In Self-Directed Video + August Alsina Gets Addicted On New Track “Drugs”
» Cadence Bridges Cheers On Daddy Ludacris' NFL Halftime Performance Along With Usher & Michael B. Jordan + Falcons Owner Arthur Blank Is Way To LIT In The Locker Room » BESTIES & BALLERS: Gabrielle Union & LaLa Anthony On WAG DUTY At Bulls vs. Knicks Game, Fine A** Allen Iverson Is Courtside Too» Cowboys Baller Ezekiel Elliott CONFIRMS He’s OK After Car Crash + Meek Mill Busts His A** On Icy Steps…And It Was Caught On Video
» Blac Chyna Releases Hot & UNbothered Pics After Kardashian Sisters TRIED IT. They Want To Stop Her Angela Kardashian Trademark.» Draya Serves Up Bossy Fierceness For VULKAN + Derrick Rose’s Son PJ Brings Kiddie Fab In New Photoshoot » Janet Jackson Releases Her Own Baby Bump Photo, And It's Beautiful!