Category: Music

Beyonce Beyonce

Beyoncé imitates Marilyn Monroe on the latest cover of Out magazine.  The singer wore a short blond hair which makes her look like the legendary sex symbol.  Well, this is probably Beyonce’s response to those who feel that she has become too raunchy.  There have been a lot of criticisms since the singer has released her self-titled album which contains explicit lyrics, videos as well as performances.  She even sings about making oral sex on her husband in addition to graining on his wood, Now, Bey is responding to critics as well as double standards.

Bey told the LGBT publication:

“There is a double standard when it comes to sexuality that still persists. Men are free and women are not. That is crazy.”

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She further revealed:

“You can be a businesswoman, a mother, an artist, and a feminist – whatever you want to be – and still be a sexual being. It’s not mutually exclusive.”

The new Out magazine issue will be released on the newsstands later this month.

What can you say about Beyonce’s imitation of Marilyn Monroe?

Photo Credits: Womens Health Mag, That Grape Juice

50 Cent 50 Cent

50 Cent chatted about the famous celebrities whom he dated throughout his entire career.  The Queens rapper spilled some tea with regards to his relationship with Vivica A. Fox, Ciara and Chelsea Handler.  During his visit on The Rickey Smiley Morning Show, the rapper revealed about his present status with Ciara and Chelsea.  He also alleged that he considered dating Vivica as an accident.

Did he congratulate Ciara on her pregnancy?  50 Cent said:

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“I haven’t, I haven’t [congratulated her.] I spoke to her grandmother last night. She’s a sweetheart.”

What can he say about his present relationship with Chelsea?  He said:

“Chelsea [Handler] cool. I might actually do her show before it’s over. Yeah, yeah [we're still friends] and me and Ciara are still friends. It’s not that I don’t appreciate the time we spent during that period. You usually find out about my relationships after they’re finished.”

With regards to his relationship with Vivica, 50 cent revealed:

“That was an accident. That happened so fast. I was so green I was like the front lawn. You know how a woman says she needs closure, she need to have that conversation or whatever? That might spin me right back into the actual relationship.”

Was it really an accident?

Photo Credits: IB Times, Celebrity Networth

Toni Braxton and Oprah Toni Braxton and Oprah

Back in 1998, Toni Braxton expressed that Oprah was being “mean” to her.  Toni felt embarrassed after Oprah tackled her financial problems and at the same time inquire about her purchase of a Gucci flatware.  Toni said:

“She was so frickin’ mean to me, I was in shock. I couldn’t believe it because I loved her so much…She pretty much reprimanded me.”

“She says to me, ‘I heard you have Gucci flatware. I’m Oprah Winfrey and even I don’t have Gucci flatware.’”

But now, there’s no more beef between Toni and Oprah since Toni will be having her OWN movie.  The two made the announcement together during OWN Upfronts.  This new movie will be entitled, “My Name is Love: The Darlene Love Story.”  They announced:

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“Executive produced by Oprah Winfrey and Academy Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville (“Twenty Feet From Stardom”), “My Name is Love: The Darlene Love Story” features the story of one of the 1960’s iconic musical voices, Darlene Love. Love began cutting records for producer Phil Spector right out of high school, and went on to work with some of the greatest musical talents in history, including Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin, Frank Sinatra and Bruce Springsteen. Whether it was the wild parties Tom Jones used to throw, how Elvis came on to her backstage at his 1968 comeback special, or her love affair with Bill Medley of The Righteous Brothers, Love holds nothing back as she recalls the exciting events that make up her life. This is the dishy and dramatic story of a woman who had it all, lost it all, but never, ever refused to give up. Love will also serve as an executive producer.”

Will you be watching “My Name is Love: The Darlene Love Story”?

Photo Credits: Bet, Hello Beautiful

Iggy Azalea Iggy Azalea

The relationship between rapper Iggy Azalea and NBA Baller Nick Young started when Nick select Iggy as his #WCW (Woman Crush Wednesday).  Iggy returned the favor by selecting Nick to be her #MCM (Man Crush Monday).  Later on, they were having their first date at Target, then it was followed by dinner and eventually they landed on a GQ spread.

During her visit at The Breakfast Club Morning Show, Iggy talked about how her relationship with Nick started.  She said:

“He said he had a crush on me [on Twitter] but we got set up by my friend actually. We have the same friends. So they kind of smashed us together… and I was like, ‘Oh, I’m ‘smashing’ him.’

Iggy and Nick Young Iggy and Nick Young

It’s kind of funny actually because we went out to dinner after this, to a real dinner, but I was like ‘Target is my favorite place- I want to go to Target!’ So I met him [there]. You can learn so much about somebody at Target.

We didn’t eat at Target, we went out to a nice restaurant with linen table cloths. But first, we went to Target! You can really get to know someone at Target. Like, ‘What kind of quilts are you into? What’s your favorite movies? What kind of snakes you like?’

What can you say about girls being smashed?

Photo Credits: The Boom Box, West Entertainment Records

Alexsandra Wright and Nixon Alexsandra Wright and Nixon

Alexsandra Wright and his son with Mathew Knowles, Nixon, will be heading to homeless shelter.  It seems that their life has worsened after Alexsandra revealed that they were neglected by Mathew.  After appearing on Inside Edition, she is now doing an interview with Touch Weekly.  Mathew’s child support for his son, Nixon, was reduced from $12,000 to $2,400 per month.  Alexsandra also revealed that she is struggling financially and yet there is nobody from the Knowles family who really cared and helps them in searching for a home.  Alexsandra said:

“Nixon deserves to know his family, and I hope one day he will meet his sister Beyoncé.”

Since Mathew is no longer Beyonce’s manager then the judge ruled that his child support payments will be retroactively decreased from the amount of $12,000 to $2,400 per month.  This implies that Mathew will not be making further payments maybe for almost two years.

Alexsandra further added:

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“I can’t imagine how Beyoncé feels knowing she has a homeless brother.  I know if I were in the same position, I would reach out. Maybe she is too busy.”

Do you think Beyoncé and Solange are interested in meeting their baby brother?

Photo Credits: Kiss Richmond, KRNB

Drake And Rihanna Drake And Rihanna

When it comes to the relationship between Drake and Rihanna, you can get some clues from Drake’s new song entitled ‘Days In The East.’  After releasing “Draft Day” which contains some lines intended for Jay Z, Drake is now doing a slow jam music which is inspired by Rihanna.  In the song, “Days In The East,” Drake talks about his life and additionally his pursuit of a certain girl.  In the song, he also describes his current relationship with Rihanna. Drake sings:

“Told you about giving him chances on chances on chances

He’s not holding you down, he’s holding you back right now”

He also added:

“Take a flight here, pop a Xan [Xanax] for the boy

Waking up in Amsterdam with the boy

Long flight home, another Xan [Xanax] for your boy

You would probably fly out to Japan for the boy

You would probably kill another man for the boy”

Drake and Rihanna Drake and Rihanna

He also sings:

“Before you said you’re mine, I was yours already

22, had the Bentley 4-door already

Even as a boy I was the boy already

So you know that mean the p-ssy galore already

Mention other girls, you get insecure already

That was in the past, I’ve matured already

F-ck them hoes, you got the award already

You go to Chanel and get rewards already”

Did you like the song?

Photo Credits: Pop Sugar, Bennett Knows

Janelle Monae Janelle Monae

Janelle Monae in collaboration with Pepsi will be doing a remake of David Bowie’s “Heroes.”  The TV advertisement is a celebration of game and music.  Aside from Janelle, the commercial also features soccer players David Luiz, Robin van Persie, Lionel Messi as well as Sergio Agüero.  It was shot in the streets of Rio De Janeiro where the 2014 World Cup will be held.

There will also be interactive components in the commercial which will enable consumers to “CREATE THEIR OWN NOW” by exposing other content which features the lively streets of Rio.  Janelle said:

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“I love everything the film stands for. To me, it is all about that extraordinary burst of courage and passion which can embolden everyday people in a moment of spontaneity, which is also the message of David Bowie’s venerable song.  I was honored to join Pepsi for this campaign and remind people that now more than ever, we can all be heroes.”

What can you say about the commercial?

Photo Credits: Recetas Naturales, Billboard

Rihanna Rihanna

Even if Rihanna is interested in pursuing waves in Hollywood but she is not willing to make any films with one particular director, Tyler Perry.  According to sources, Tyler Perry has been asking RiRi to do a romantic comedy y movie but it seems that the singer is not responding.  This is because Rihanna has been warned by Whitney Houston.  The source said:

“Although Tyler has been courting Rihanna for a year and a half, hoping to build a movie around her, she has rejected the idea. Rihanna has pointedly avoided meeting with him!”

The source further added:

“Whitney put her off Tyler by warning her bluntly that ‘Tyler’s films are for fading black stars, not rising ones. Rihanna so respected Whitney because in addition to being one of the biggest pop stars ever, she starred in hit movies such as The Bodyguard. She’s ruling out doing a Tyler Perry-style romantic comedy because she thinks she works better in action roles, playing the tough girl.”

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Should Rihanna do a film with Tyler Perry?

Photo Credits: Black Enterprise, Melty Buzz

Drake Drake

After finishing his tour, Drake is now responding to Jay Z’s shade.  A few weeks ago, Jay made some comments on Drake in the song, “We Made It.”  Despite the fact that Drake is busy cuddling with Rihanna, he still heard what Jay Z was saying about him.  Drake has a new song entitled “Draft Day” and he uses this song to respond to Jay Z’z shade.  Here are some of the lines of the song:

“I’m focused on makin’ records and gettin’ bigger

Just hits, no misses (Mrs.), that’s for the married folk”

Drake further added:

“Tell ‘em fix my suite up cause I’m comin’ home

I heard he talkin’ crazy, I was out of town

You know they love to pop all that sh-t when I’m not around

But when I’m here, not a sound

That’ll make me snap, jot it down

Go in the booth and lay a body down”

However, it seems as though Drake also offered some apology saying:

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“I think I’m on my eighth flow, just watch me paint flow

We all do it for the art so I can never hate though”

Do you like the song?

Photo Credits: Rap Basement, Urbanislandz

Solange and Erykah Badu Solange and Erykah Badu

In the May 2014 issue of Essence magazine, they choose to feature Solange, Erykah Badu and Ledisi on its cover in celebration for black natural hair.  These three ladies are featured on three separate covers with the headline “Learning To Love Your Natural Beauty.”  Inside the magazine, each of this songstress chat about their hair which is a kind of self-expression.

Ledisi said:

“Although I’m known for my long, colorful locs, I still don’t take my hair too seriously. I experiment a lot, dyeing it and constantly switching styles to grab attention. My hair is one of my best accessories and changing it helps express who I am.”

Ledisi Ledisi

Solange said:

“We all have the option of how we want to express ourselves through our life, hair, style or whatever we decide. We shouldn’t be pigeonholed into any one category.”

Erykah said:

“I view my hair and clothes as functional art. I’m my own stylist and I love it, but I am not trying to make a statement.”

Aren’t they awesome?

Photo Credits: Singers Room, New Pittsburg Courier Online