After 16 years of giving us some of the best (& worst) Hip Hop/R&B magazine covers ever, VIBE magazine is officially closing down. Here is a photo of the last ever issue of VIBE. ItÂ shows Christina Milian and fiancee The Dream posing in what is a similar photo to that of Milian’s idol Janet Jackson. The cover is hot but yet at the same time it’s not…I don’t know. Either way, the issue reportedly will NOT be hitting newstands.
Here’s the official statement:
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. Itâ€™s a tragic week in overall, but as the doors of VIBE Media Group close, on the eve of the magazineâ€™s sixteenth anniversary, itâ€™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.
the former Chief Content Officer VIBE Media Group
& Editor in Chief, VIBE