Monthly Archives: February 2013

Marvin Sapp’s collaboration with Kandi Burruss in the song “Stay Prayed Up” has created some controversies.  The song conveys positive message but some Christian fans are confused why Sapp agreed to work with Burruss who lives a life which is less righteous.  Aside from sharing a home with her boyfriend, Burruss also sells sex toys.

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Burruss responded to the controversy by saying:

“Thank God I don’t let things get to me. I’m a very open and honest person. I say what I want to say when I want to say it. If I feel like doing something, I do it. I felt that I wanted to do this song, so I did, and I’m glad I did. This song is my testimony.”

Sapp proclaimed his statement through his Facebook page:

“Usually I don’t respond to people about things like this however I must this time. The problem with many in the church is 1.) that we major in minors and 2.) ignorant (not well studied) of scripture.

Lets deal with the first, This woman who was an ex R&B singer that sells sex toys and live with her man decided on a show that reaches 10 million viewers per showing (believers and unbelievers) to sing about,,,, Not sex toys, drugs or living with a man but PRAYER!!!!!! and the saints are upset.

The lyric says, “I stay prayed up, that gets me by, that how I made it through my darkest time, see I’m a sinner and thats no lie, but thank God my prayers are heard because he knows I try” Wow!!!!! nothing elicit or comprising about the lyric….

So lets look at how Jesus dealt with the sinner….. From my study of scripture the only people he checked was the church (religious people of that day) however the sinner he consistently showed COMPASSION!!!!!!! Examples…… Woman caught in the ACT of adultery Also the Woman at the well……. Never exposed them publicly, dealt with them privately. We as believer major in minors…… So caught up in the messenger that we are missing the message “Staying Prayed UP”.

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Now I close with this…Everyone that God used in scripture was flawed and or had struggles…. Let me call the roll….. Moses was a murderer, Rahab was a harlet (whore), David was a murder/adulter and still considered a man after Gods own heart, Peter was a cutting cusser however was in the inner circle of Jesus, Paul was a murderer and made many blaspheme against God however wrote 2/3 of the NT, He spoke through a Donkey and if we decide to be quite rocks will cry out…

We say we are christians which means being Christ-like but question peoples motives that model his behavior….The bible speaks about witnessing and that you need to be wise to win souls and Paul says I became all things to all men that I might win some…. Compromise was never done here nor do I condone her life style or life choices and keeping 100 you don’t know the off camera conversation we had. Again big picture 10 million people at 1 time were challenged to PRAY in difficult times WOW!!!! Thats Awesome and Ministy…..

PS Didn’t spell check because I’m late to a meeting…. Be Blessed”

What are your thoughts?

Pitbull wants to get back at Lil Wayne through his dis track “Welcome to Dade County”.  Wayne already apologized to the people of Miami after his rage with the Heat players.  He also explained that his rift with the players has nothing to do with the residents of Miami and the city itself.  Pit Bull’s “Welcome to Dade County” has some lines which are aimed at Lil such as:

“You talk Miami, if you talkin’ heat/ Moral of the story: Don’t sh– where you eat.”

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Wayne responded to Pit through Twitter by saying:

“Dam pit bull bro I thought u was kool.”

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A few days after the incident, Wayne made his apology at Miami’s 99 Jamz radio station.  He apologized to LeBron James as well as to the residents of Miami by saying:

“I ain’t apologetic for being who I am.  I am who I am, and doing what I do, is what I do. As far as the city of Miami, I do wanna apologize for the misunderstanding and whatever has everybody thinking that I have something against the city, because that’s totally wrong. These people accepted me with open arms since day one, since I was a Hot Boy. It’s just totally sports, this ain’t got nothing to do with the city of Miami.”

However, there are still Miami natives who are not satisfied by this statement including Pitbull.

If you read that title, don’t expect this story to be about Chris Brown, although one could certainly assume it was. No, Rihanna has other people who have been chasing after her it seems. This particular stalker, Steveland Barrow, broke into a home and slept in a bed that he thought belonged to Rihanna. The problem was that the home was not Rihanna’s but her next door neighbor. Reports now claim that the stalker is not in jail and his whereabouts are still unknown. The police arrested him under a breaking and entering, but that didn’t stick long and he was soon released.

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Rihanna received a court mandated restraining order claiming she feared for her safety. In it, the document mandates that he remain at least 100 yards away from her and her properties.

Since Rihanna doesn’t know where he is, and neither do the authorities, maybe Rihanna should beef up her bodyguards as soon as possible before he makes another unexpected visit.

 

For some celebrities rehab stints are no big thing. For others, the same can be said about jail sentences. In Bobby Brown’s case, it may be all of the above. The singer has just been slapped with a 55 day jail stay for driving under the influence and driving on a suspended license. He must also pay a $500 fine plus penalty assessment, as well as complete an 18-month long rehabilitation program.

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The second count against Brown mandates that he be placed on a 36 month probationary period. Basically, if he is caught illegally for any of the above (and more), Brown could face some serious jail time in the future. Starting on March 20th, Brown will have to report to jail to begin his sentence. He will be able to start his Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in a week.

Brown has had several incidents over the past year and it is not yet certain what will happen to him after he is released in May. Here’s to hoping that Bobby finally gets his health taken care of and is able to abstain from relapsing in the future.

 

The Oscars are not only known for those little gold statuettes that are handed out during the course of the night celebrating some of the biggest in the industry. They are also known for the after-parties, which have become almost as famous as the worldwide event themselves. Every year, there are tons of parties and tons of people trying to gain entry into them. A few of them are so select that only A-list stars are admitted. Elton John, who is one of the prices of pop, had his own bash this past weekend and some of the biggest stars were attendance for the event.

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Kim Kardashian, Nicki Minaj, Chris Brow, Randy Jackson, and Miley Cyrus were a few of the celebrities on hand at John’s place to help take the night full throttle. Cyrus was there sporting her faux-hawk and still vowing never to have long hair again. First-time mom to be Kim was also there, sporting white and looking even more buxom than ever.

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Who says that pregnant women have to dress down? Her look proves that one can be sexy at any size and pregnancy is not a reason not to bring the hot!

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“We are all Trayvon Martin”, this is what the New York demonstrators are chanting about a year after the tragic death of a teenager.  Most of these demonstrators are wearing hoodies in order to symbolize racial profiling and commemorate the death anniversary of a black teenager who was unarmed during the shooting.

Martin was shot by George Zimmerman last Feb. 26, 2012 in Orlando.  He was set free because he claimed that it was self-defense.  But because of national protest, the city’s chief of police resigned and a special prosecutor was appointed by the governor.  Zimmerman maintains that he is innocent but he will be facing second-degree murder charges.

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In Sanford, where the shooting incident happened, a moment of silence and a candlelight vigil will be held at 7:15 p.m. in order to commemorate the death of Martin.  Geri Hepburn is the one who organizes the vigil.  Hepburn is white parent and he has a politically active son who supports Martin.  Hepburn said:

“I figure it’s a lifelong thing.”

 

We will always remember you, Trayvon Martin.

K. Michelle wants to prove that she has talent aside from slapping and losing her temper.  During the weekend, she had a successful and sold out performance at the Howard Theater.  She performed some of the latest tracks from her upcoming album which is named as “Rebellious Soul”.  Aside from singing opera, she also played the part of an orchestra conductor.

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K. Michelle had a few laughs during her performance and drops this TMI:

“I’m going through something. My c—hie has been like sandpaper. I just know I have no desire, but that’s too much information. “

The Atlanta star also performed a new song which is entitled “My Life”.  This song describes her life and how she obtains an aggressive personality.

What do you think of K. Michelle’s performance?

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Fantasia recently divulges the track list of her forthcoming album which is entitled “Side Effects of You”.  The album consists of 13 songs which is produced by Harmony who is a UK composer and songwriter.  Some of her guests in the album are rapper King Los, Missy Elliott and Kelly Rowland.  Elliott and Rowland will be singing with her on “Without Me” while Los will sing with her on “Make Me Feel”

The alum is actually composed of rock-soul songs with a mixture of James Brown and Tina Turner’s music.  During an interview she told Steve Harvey:

“I just wanted so bad to always do something like that and I thank the record company, RCA, for allowing me to do that on this album.”

Fantasia’s ‘Side Effects of You’ Track List:

1. ‘Make Me Feel’ feat. King Los

2. ‘Ain’t All Bad’

3. ‘If I Was a Bird’

4. ‘Girl Talk (Interlude)’

5. ‘Without Me’ feat. Kelly Rowland & Missy Elliott

6. ‘Side Effects of You’

7. ‘Get It Right’

8. ‘So Much to Prove’

9. ‘Change Your Mind’

10. ‘Lighthouse”

11. ‘Lose to Win’

12. “End of Me”

13. ‘In Deep’

14. ‘Haunted’ (Target Exclusive)

15. ‘Kiss Bang Boom’ (Target Exclusive)

Watch out for the “Side Effects of You” album which will be out on April 16.

These days, most celebrities have their own pair of trendy sneakers.  Beyoncé is now collaborating with PMK for the creation of her own custom made design of Isabel Marant which is going to be known as “King Bey” sneakers.

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This is going to be a very unique pair of sneakers because it will be created from exotic materials such as anaconda skins, calf hair, crocodile skins and others.  These shoes come in creamy ivory color and they really look nice.  It also provides some elevation in order to give you some height.  We don’t really know how much these sneakers would cost but if you are interested then you can contact   sales@pmkcustoms.com for more information.

Do you think Beyonce’s Isabel Marant pair of sneakers is cute?  Are you interested in buying them?

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A new program in New York City encourages people who have guns to surrender them in exchange for tickets to Beyoncé concert.  This program is being led by Michael Williams and he is just waiting for the approval of Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly.  Kelly said:

“We want to get as many guns off the streets, and if this works, we’d like to support it.”

Williams said if this program will be approved then he will seek the help of Beyoncé.  He further added:

“The Beyoncé show is coming to Brooklyn; the Jay-Z show is coming to Yankee Stadium.  Our goal is to reach out to individuals who are in my industry, in my world and who I have an association with and get their support,”

This is such a good idea; however would these gun owners give up their guns for Beyoncé’s concert tickets?

Well, you’ll never know.

Quvenzhane Wallis will be playing the main character in the latest adaptation of the musical film “Annie”.  The 9 year old actress from “Beasts Of The Southern Wild” will be replacing Willow Smith who refused to play the role.  Quvenzhane did not win the best actress during the Oscars since the award was given to Jennifer Lawrence.

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However, the Columbia Pictures has a lot of confidence in her, Hannah Minghella said:

“Quvenzhane Wallis is a true star and we believe her portrayal as Annie will make her a true worldwide star.”  Will Smith recently made an announcement that her daughter won’t be playing the role because she opted to become a normal teenager.  Willow is not even tempted to work with Jay-Z who will be doing the musical score for Will Gluck’s remake of Annie.  This new adaptation will be produced by Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith.  Will said:

“Willow was supposed to be doing Annie. We got Jay-Z to do the movie, got the studio to come in and Willow had such a difficult time on tour with Whip My Hair and she said, ‘You know Daddy, I don’t think so’.”

“And I said, ‘Baby, hold up!’ I said, ‘No, no, no, listen, you’ll be in New York with all of your friends and Beyonce will be there. You will be singing and dancing,’ and she looked at me and said, ‘Daddy, I have a better idea, how about I just be 12′.”

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Wallis will have a movie with Brad Pitt and Michael Fassbender later this year which will be entitled “Twelve Years a Slave”.  This story is based on Solomon Northup’s book.

Wallis and Willow have different decisions but it is what they want and enjoy!

The 13th season of BET’s Celebration of Gospel will be held in Los Angeles, CA on March 16th.  It will be an amazing night of music where you can enjoy the performances of Yolanda Adams, Pastor Shirley Caesar, Israel Houghton & New Breed, Karen Clark Sheard and Dorinda Clark Cole.  The regular performers are still going to be there with the addition on Da T.R.U.T.H., Isaac Carree, Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Choir, Canton Jones and Kierra Sheard.  Some people are also excited to see the performances of the winners for “SUNDAY BEST” which includes Le’Andria Johnson and Joshua Rogers.  Jessica Reedy, a finalist of “SUNDAY BEST” will also perform.

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The show will be aired on April 7, 2013 and it will be hosted by Steve Harvey.  This celebration will be a combination of performances from pop, r&b and gospel artists.  It will surely be a great show which gives tribute to James Cleveland.

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The music industry is filled with lots of talented gospel artists and one of them is Tye Tribbett.  He has been nominated in the Grammys and he has also won numerous Stellar awards.  He says:

“I am grateful to call EMI Gospel my new home”

“I believe the EMI Gospel team is fully committed in supporting this new phase in my music career.”

Ken Pennell, who is the President of EMI Gospel is proud of Tribbett, he announced:

“ Tye is the future of gospel music”

“He has always been forward in his musical style and his talent as a stage performer. His ministry speaks to the heart of a new generation.  Tye’s uniqueness is unmatched and unparalleled.”

Tye Tribbett is now releasing his latest single which is entitled “Same God”.  Most people remember him during his performance in the 28th Annual Stellar Awards.

If you love the music of Tye Tribbett then you can purchase his upcoming album “Greater Than” which will be out later this year.