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Drake talks about his platonic friendship with Rihanna and the reason why he did not attend this year’s Grammys.  Inside the magazine, he also discussed his thoughts when it comes to Beyoncé’s new album, the text message of Macklemore to Kendrick Lamar as well as his comments to the Yeezus album of Kanye.

What he can say about Macklemore text towards Kendrick Lamar which he posted online, he said:

“That sh-t was wack as f–k. I was like, ‘You won. Why are you posting your text message? Just chill. Take your W, and if you feel you didn’t deserve it, go get better — make better music. It felt cheap. It didn’t feel genuine. Why do that? Why feel guilt? You think those guys would pay homage to you if they won?”

“This is how the world works: He made a brand of music that appealed to more people than me, Hov, Kanye and Kendrick. Whether people wanna say it’s racial, or whether it’s just the fact that he tapped into something we can’t tap into. That’s just how the cards fall. Own your s—t.[...]To name just Kendrick? That sh-t made me feel funny. No, in that case, you robbed everybody. We all need text messages!”

What are his thoughts on the Grammys, Drake responded:

“It becomes more apparent how irrelevant our genre is to them. They were trying to utilize me to sell the show, requesting me to come and perform ‘Hold On, We’re Going Home –but they didn’t nominate me for anything. They’re calling me, emailing me every day to do some elaborate performance and bring them viewers but I didn’t get a nomination for Album Of The Year. I didn’t get a nomination for Song Of The Year.”

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What does he think about Beyoncé’s new album?  Drake said:

“[A member of Beyonce's team flew to Chicago where he was performing to play him the 'Mine' video for his approval.] I said, ‘That’s cool’. [She closed her laptop real fast, walked off and got on the phone.] ‘By the time I came off stage, the album was out! Beyonce was like, ‘I’m so sorry I couldn’t tell you!’ [The article states that Drake admired Beyoncé for the way she released her album.]”

What is his relationship with Rihanna?  Drake revealed:

“She’s the ultimate fantasy. I mean, I think about it. Like ‘Man, that would be good’. We have fun together, she’s cool and s–t. But we’re just friends, she’s my dog for life.”

What can you say about Drake’s feelings for Rihanna?

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After NFL Prospect Michael Sam announced that he is gay, his spot in the CBS Draft Board has fell 70 points.  Instead of being number 90, he is now in number 160.  The question now is if the NFL is ready to accept a gay football player?  There are a few NFL executives who don’t believe so.  Some are also predicting that there is a possibility that he will not be drafted.  One NFL executive revealed to Sports Illustrated:

“The question you will ask yourself, knowing your team, is, ‘How will drafting him affect your locker room?’ And I am sorry to say where we are at this point in time, I think it’s going to affect most locker rooms. A lot of guys will be uncomfortable. Ten years from now, fine. But today, I think being openly gay is a factor in the locker room.”

When asked if he thinks “he’ll be drafted?”  He said, “No.”

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Another executive also added:

“I don’t think football is ready for [an openly gay player] just yet. In the coming decade or two, it’s going to be acceptable, but at this point in time it’s still a man’s-man game.”

Despite these negative comments, NFL still supports him and post a statement saying:

“We look forward to welcoming and supporting Michael Sam in 2014!”

Will Sam be drafted?

Photo Credits: CNN, BBC

George Zimmerman and DMX George Zimmerman and DMX

Last week, it was announced that there will a celebrity boxing match between George Zimmerman and rapper DMX.  The fight is intended for a good cause and it will be able to help the charity.  According to Zimmerman:

“A mutual friend put me in contact with Damon and provided me with an opportunity and motivation to get back in shape and continue with my weight loss goals and also be able to help a charity out.”

Some people viewed the fight as insensitive and unsuitable.  According to reports, the match was cancelled by its promoter, Damon Feldman.  He explained that he had finally realized that there’s more to life than having some money.  He responded to the negative tweets by writing:

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“Its something that everyone who is mad and hating me are the people that DONT pay my bills , DONT help charities and don’t know me”

He further added:

“I am holding a press conference this Tuesday about this event it’s been all over the place…I’m going to make my final decision and let it be known this Tuesday at press conference this is the biggest controversial event I ever did…Its so controversial and confusing decisions have to be made I’m all over the place with this I’ll make it at Tuesday’s press conference…I will address the media Tuesdays press conference…If you think I made Bad mistake with Zimmerman please go to http://www.wxent.com  and let it known thanks…Done with George Zimmerman if you had a major payday sitting in front of you , I know no one else would walk away like I did ***Next!!….I made the right decision I could of made big $$$ but I would rather be happy…”

Should the fight be cancelled?

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Drake and Rihanna Drake and Rihanna

More people are now becoming more interested on the relationship of Drake and Rihanna.  It all started when these two stars did not appear on the Grammys but were seen together during that night at the after-party which was held at Greystone Manor.  This time around, RiRi and Drake were spotted again together in a club.  Both of them were seen leaving at Hooray Henry’s nightclub located in West Hollywood, California.

It seems that the two are turning up together again.  However, before we start thinking about anything, we should recall what Drake said when she was being interviewed by Ellen.  According to Drake:

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“Yeah, [she's a] great girl, we had our moment and I always support and have love for her. I know I’m gonna watch this back and say ‘That’s not what I thought I said.’ [Ellen: You wanna go back and do that one over?] No, I’m not into do-overs in any regard, which is an ironic thing to say.”

Were they just enjoying each other’s company?

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Nelly and Ashanti Nelly and Ashanti

One of the highlights of the Super Bowl was the luxurious furs being worn by some of the celebrities who attended the event.  What does PETA have to say about this?  Ashanti & Nelly were also spotted together which sparked the rumor that they are rekindling their relationship.  The former couple was spotted cuddling each other.

According to reports, Nelly, Ashanti, Diddy and Rick Ross arrived in WIP Nightclub after the Super Bowl wearing huge furs:

“There was a male fur fiesta as Sean “Diddy” Combs and his entourage of Rick Ross and a “newly rekindled Ashanti and Nelly” showed up at WIP in SoHo on Sunday to catch DJ Whoo Kid’s set.”

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Sources said, “they were living large in giant furs, just like Joe Namath.”

The source added, “Diddy and Rick needed extra room at the table for their furs.  Ashanti and Nelly cuddled up next to them and complained Diddy and Rick’s furs took up their seats at every club all weekend.”

Were you surprised by the reconciliation of Ashanti & Nelly?

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Jay Z and Beyoncé Jay Z and Beyoncé

Jay Z, Beyoncé and DJ Tiesto were paid tremendous amount of money to perform on Saturday night during the Super Bowl party.  In fact, they received over $2 million for their performance.  Jay Z and Beyoncé performed at Pier 40 on Manhattan’s West Side in front of more than 6,000 guests.  On the other hand, DJ Tiesto was the one who was responsible on the decks.  It was quite an enormous pay for one night’s work.

The couple performed ‘Drunk in Love’ during the DirecTV Super Saturday party.  A lot of celebrities attended the party and were able to watch their performance including the music legend Sir Paul McCartney as well as Hollywood actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Jamie Foxx.  Other gests include Kate Upton, Hayden Panettiere and Macklemore.

Jaz Z sang his famous hits including ‘Empire State of Mind.’  Later on, he was joined by his wife Beyoncé and they both sang “Drunk In Love.”  After the performance Jay Z asked the guests to “all hail Queen B.”

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Isn’t it a great performance?

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Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

According to rumors, Floyd Mayweather, Jr. allegedly lost $10Million during the Super Bowl Game.  However, Mayweather denied it.  Based on the reports, the undefeated professional boxer apparently bet $40 million on the Denver Broncos.  Unfortunately, the Broncos lost the game.  As a result, there were speculations that Mayweather was hurt financially.  The 36-year-old boxer reacted by posting:

“Somebody lied to you all. If I was going to bet, I would have bet on the Seattle Seahawks. I’m the best defensive fighter, it’s only right to go with the best defensive team.”

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He further added:

“Congratulations Seattle Seahawks for winning the Super Bowl! For the record, I did NOT bet $10 million on The Broncos. As a matter of fact, I didn’t bet at all. I can’t control what rumors that are put out there. Good or bad publicity keeps me relevant. The only thing I would bet $10 million on is myself. From the looks of my record, I’m a guaranteed win. www.themoneyteam.com.”

Did Mayweather lost the bet or not?

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Bruno Mars Bruno Mars

Due to his Super Bowl Halftime Show, Bruno Mars is not only a star but he can now be considered as a bonafide superstar.  Mars was wearing a gold coat accompanied by a thin tie.  He also wore a 50s pompadour hairstyle.  Bruno performed during the opening of the show, wherein he sang a unique interpretation of “Billionaire.”

After a while, Bruno’s band joined him on the stage.  Bruno then sang his number one hit single entitled, “Locked Out Of Heaven.”  Then it was followed by “Treasure,” where Bruno performed a James Brown shuffle.  He also sang “Runaway Baby.”  The Red Hot Chili Peppers also took the stage and had an astounding performance wherein they sang their 1991 classic hit “Give It Away.”  Bruno concluded his performance by singing “Just The Way You Are” and dedicated the song to all the men and women who are serving the nation.

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We can say that Bruno Mars has already joined the ranks of some of the best performers such as Madonna, Janet Jackson, Prince, The Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson and Beyoncé.

What can you say about Bruno’s performance?

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Day26 Day26

It seems that it is not only Danity Kane who is making a reunion this year.  While most of the artists were in L.A. attending the Grammy Awards, Day26 was in New York performing for the first time at SOB.  With regards to Danity Kane, some of their original members were not able to join the reunion.  But with Day26, they have succeeded in getting all of their original members which includes Dawn Richards’ ex Que.  In 2012, during an interview with Urban Bridgez, Willie Taylor revealed that despite the fact that Day26 had their issues, he is not looking forward to a reunion.  He said:

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“I’m not a petty person so I would bring Q, Mike, Brian, Rob and myself, everybody, because that’s who people grew to love through the television show and the first two albums, so I would bring it all back. I honestly don’t even think it would make sense without them all. Right now, they all have my support and I hope I have theirs. I just want the fans to know I was there to the end, never missed a show, always in the studio and never late, because I believed in the brand.”

Which do you think has the best comeback?  Is it Danity Kane or Day26?

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Queen Latifah, Madonna and Mackemore Queen Latifah, Madonna and Mackemore

One of the highlights of the Grammys his year was the wedding ceremony of 34 couples which was officiated by Queen Latifah.  As Macklemore’s performance for ‘Same Love’ was nearing its end, the couples marched on the aisles of the Staples Center.  Tens of millions of individuals who were watching the Grammys that night around the world were able to witness the wedding of the couples.  After the celebration, Queen Latifah commented:

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“It was something I took very seriously, that is someone’s life commitment to one another, you want to make sure you do it right. That’s what sunk in for me. To have your wedding in front of 100 million people is pretty momentous. I can say I was here and that will not leave me. I look forward to dashing off and signing all their wedding certificates.”

Madonna was also part of the special event.  She performed her 1986 hit, ‘Open Your Heart’.

Congrats to the couples!

Did you watched the wedding?

Photo Credits: NY Daily News