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.
» FOOLYWANG ISH: Matt Barnes Drove 95 Miles To BRAWL With Derek Fisher....Who's Now Dating Matt's Estranged Wife Gloria Govan?!» FOOLYWANG MATERIAL: “LAHH: Hollywood” Star Nikki Mudarris RESPONDS To Alleged Sex Tape Leak…Did Mally Mall Release It?!» IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Queen Of The Palace - Momma Dee -- ARRESTED For Dining & Dashing!
» MOMS ON THE RUN: Kim Porter Dines With A Friend In Beverly Hills + Zoe Saldana Works On That Post-Baby Bod» Sanaa Lathan & French Montana Hit The Club Together....But Try To Get Pictured Separately» Janelle Monáe Turns Heads At Valentino In Paris + Nene Leakes Out In Beverly Hills + Zendaya At The Nordstrom Del Amo Fashion Centre Grand Opening
» Sanaa Lathan & French Montana Hit The Club Together....But Try To Get Pictured Separately» INSTAGRAMMING: Amber Rose & Wiz Khalifa Reunite Online + Reginae Carter & Her Boyfriend + Tina Knowles Lawson At Richard's High School Reunion» WEEKEND COUPLEDOM -- Beyonce & Jay Z Bundle Up For Dinner + James Harden Takes Khloe To UFC Fight + Gabby & Dwyane Wade Brunch On A Boat
» Jaden Smith's Older Girlfriend Pulls Trashy Courtroom Stunt! (Plus Dad Will Smith Drops First Verse In A Decade!)» Chris Brown Wants To Talk To Australian Kids About Domestic Violence + Is Sanaa Lathan Rocking French Montana's Chain?» Derrick Rose Responds -- Says Alleged Gang Rape Victim CONSENTED To Group Sex + Suffers Fracture Injury During 1st Day Of Training Camp!
» NO HORROR SHOW HERE -- Naomi, Angela Bassett (And Her Cakes) & More Made "AHS: Hotel" Premiere Look DAMN GOOD» #RELATIONSHIP GOALS At White House State Dinner: The Obamas' Swag Is On 100, Misty Copeland & Fiancé, & More» Terrence Howard Gets Love Fom His Alleged Estranged Wife + Lee Daniels Praises Serayah's Hair & Her "Middle America Appeal" Inside The EMPIRE Season 2 PREMIERE
» The "Housewives" Get NAKED With Porsha & Party With Cynthia And Her Eyewear Collection» Rihanna, Travis Scott & Kanye Link Up At The VOGUE Anniversary Party In Paris + Zendaya Runs The Paris Streets In Gold, Sheer, & Sky High Heels» PARTIES: RHOA Cast (And Roger Bobb) Celebrates Demetria McKinney's "Unnecassary Trouble" Video
» President Obama & Jaime Foxx Teaming Up For $10,000 A Ticket Bash! + Melanie Fiona "I Tried" Video» #RELATIONSHIP GOALS At White House State Dinner: The Obamas' Swag Is On 100, Misty Copeland & Fiancé, & More» President Obama & The First Family Welcome Pope Francis (And His FIAT) To The White House [VIDEO]
» Derrick Rose Responds -- Says Alleged Gang Rape Victim CONSENTED To Group Sex + Suffers Fracture Injury During 1st Day Of Training Camp!» YIKES! Miami Dolphins Baller Brent Grimes’ Wife Miko Grimes ARRESTED At Game...And It Was Caught On Video!» MAJOR UPSET: Serena Williams ELIMINATED From U.S. Open After Lost In Semi-Finals
» COMEBACK CHICK: Mya Announces NEW Single With Stylish Photoshoot Spread» SHOOT: The Weekend, Jhene Aiko, Kanye West, Taraji P. Henson Pose For Alexander Wang's "Do Something" + VH1 First Look At "The Breaks"» TOO MUCH HOTNESS: Sanaa Lathan Keeps It Sexy With Michael Ealy & Morris Chestnut At "The Perfect Guy" Promo Shoot