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Pharrell and Oprah Pharrell and Oprah

During his interview on “Oprah’s Prime”, Pharrell Williams talks about a lot of things from his personal life, latest album, up to the highlights of his career.  On the interview, anyone can ask the singer any questions.  Aside from being a singer, Pharrell is also a songwriter and a producer.  His mother was a teacher while his father works as a handyman.

When it comes to his fame and being successful, Pharrell revealed:

“It’s overwhelming in the sense that like, I know that there’s an equation for it. I know it’s not me. I know it’s not my doing, so that’s overwhelming. That’s when it hit me like, okay, if the people don’t vote for the songs or request the songs or share or sing them or have any kind of reaction to them, then they’re just songs. So when that happens for you, you recognize all the different parts of the universe that conspire to get you there. That’s what’s overwhelming but humbling, though, at the same time, because I realize I could be the guy with the demo. For some reason the people hoisted me so high I know what the top of clouds look like.”

“I think it was my environment. It was my natural propensities. And thirdly and most importantly, the people that I attribute most of my success to are those people who recognize those propensities in me.”

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Pharrell also talks about his hit single, “Happy”, he said:

“With ‘Happy,’ they wanted to show that the meanest man in the world, someone who is as equally mad as the Grinch, could be the happiest person in the world when it came to love. [...] The chords came first because I wrote what feels happy to me and that took me to church. Church is…they want to lift you up. Then the words was just kinda like, ‘Clap along if you feel…’ and I was like, uh oh. I didn’t know it was gonna be anything by the way.”

Do you like “Happy”?

Photo Credits: Oprah, Huffington Post

Kanye West Kanye West

It’s been a while since Kanye made his well-known tirades.  During his “Yeezus” tour last night, he made a rant intended towards radio hosts Sway and Charlamagne.  Last year, Kanye had interviews with Charlamagne and Sway during his promotion of the Yeezus album.  It has been four months but it seems that Kanye still got the feeling.

As he was singing “Touch The Sky,” he abruptly stopped and said, “Stop That Sh-t! Stop that sh-t!”

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Kanye also added:

“This is what the f-ck I’m talking about! 10 years of this sh-t!! If I go to a radio interview, shut the f-ck up!! Shut the f-ck up!! If you are on your talk show at night time, showing a picture of me and my girl walking, shut the f-ck up!! 10 years!”

“We be in the studio every night 5am! We write that sh-t! Working hard on that sh-t! This ain’t no joke! We ain’t think about nobody! We think about Shakespeare! We think about Beethoven! What can we make for y’all? What can y’all play on your way to school or on y’all way to work? What can we make to make y’all feel better?”

“2013 spoofing and all that sh-t, trying to make a joke out of what we do? SHUT THE F-CK UP!! What the f-ck you do?!! They gon’ say I’m screaming so let me say that in a very nice calm way so they know I’m not upset. What the f-ck did you do?”

“Everybody who been writing all that sh-t to f-ckin’ diss me and talk sh-t, what the f-ck did you do? What have you done with the past 10 years of your muthaf-ckin’ life, CHARLAMAGNE! SWAY! What the f-ck you did? F-ck these n-ggas names is. I AM YEEZUS!!!”

What does Sway and Charlamagne have to say about this?

Photo Credits: Spin, Hot New Hip Hop

 Steve Harvey and President Obama

There are some people who do not believe that dreams can come true but not for Steve Harvey because his dream of interviewing President Obama has finally came true.  Harvey, a popular talk show host, did not discuss more on political controversies but rather he sees to it that his interview with the president is done in a light mode.  They discussed about the family’s holiday plans, fatherhood and others.  According to Harvey:

“Sitting down with the President is something I’ve always dreamt of doing, and I am honored to have the opportunity.”

“I’m grateful to President Obama for welcoming me and I’m thrilled to share this experience with all my viewers.”

When he was interviewed with NBC News, he revealed:

“I’m just a little boy from Welch, West Virginia that’s talking to the President of the United States. The greatest moment in that interview for me was when he was talking about his grandmother, who he misses. She passed in her eighties and my mom passed in her eighties and I said to the President, ‘I heard a rumor that your grandmother and my mother have met and that they are on the front row watching us right now.’ That was a really cool moment between me and the President and it meant a lot to him too so I felt pretty good about that.”

“I’ve met him before but this interview is a little different, you know. I think I talked to him the way most people don’t talk to the President. I told him I wanted a man-on-man interview. I don’t care about the politics, it’s not important to me. Look, he’s a great guy. There is a section of people that don’t agree with what he does, and then there are those of us that get it so I don’t have to go into that again. I said, let’s talk about family, let’s talk about the wives, let’s talk about Christmas, let’s talk about those girls, we’ve got girls the same age, and how he felt about fatherhood. It was pretty good.”

Isn’t it a great experience?

Photo Credits: Sprudge

Porsha Stewart Porsha Stewart

Porsha Stewart, one of the stars of Real Housewives of Atlanta, revealed to Wendy Williams that she will still be using her husband’s last name even if their divorce will be finalized.  Wendy made a no-holds barred interview with Porsha and asked her directly if Kordell is gay.  During the interview, there were instances that Wendy would refer Porsha’s behavior as “less than smart.”

If ever Porsha decides to return home, her mom would offer her the master bedroom.  Porsha said:

“Well actually she wanted to. She knows I’m used to having a nice space and not that her guest room wasn’t accommodating but she wanted me to feel extra, extra comfortable. My mom totally spoils me.”

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Is their divorce finalized?  Porsha replied:

“No, in about 30 days it will be finalized.”

Will she change or keep her present last name? She said:

“I’m going to keep Stewart. A lot of people say, ‘Why?! Give him his name.’ It’s not his name, it’s my name. I was Porsha Williams at one part in my life before I got married. Marriage has taught me so much. I’m a whole other woman now so I’m going to own that last name. It belongs to me.”

Is Kordell gay?  Porsha said:

“What I can tell you is this. Whether he is gay or on the down-low that had nothing to do with our breakup quite honestly. To be very, very frank with you. The breakup had to do with the treatment that I was receiving as a wife.”

Will they become friends after the divorce?

Photo Credits: Necole Bitchie

Michele Obama and Kim Kardashian Michele Obama and Kim Kardashian

After Kanye visited the Power 106 radio station in Los Angeles early this week, his next stop was Ryan Seacrest.  One of the most fascinating portions of his interview was when he expressed that his fiance, Kim Kardashian, is more stylish compared to the First Lady, Michelle Obama. When Kanye was questioned about his frustrations, he replied:

“Or like with the Hollywood Walk of Fame … it’s not the walk of singing … it’s the Walk of Fame … and classism has been going on before racism. We’re classist. We have our cool table … and there’s no way Kim Kardashian shouldn’t be on the cover of Vogue. She’s like the most intriguing woman right now. She’s got Barbara Walters calling her like everyday … and collectively we’re the most influential with clothing. No one is looking at what [President] Obama is wearing. Michelle Obama cannot Instagram a [bikini] pic like what my girl Instagrammed the other day… so it’s to say when we are there and [editor-in-chief of French Vogue] Carine Roitfeld supports my girl, that’s a breakthrough … there’s a wall of classism that we are breaking through.

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Kanye also revealed that even if he has already matured in some ways, he still cannot get away with alcohol.  So, how does Kanye handles his frustrations?  He said::

“Just drink! I’m sure I’m not supposed to say that, but I drink Grey Goose. And I’m not getting paid anything from them, but I’m going to tell you as a man – and they said Shakespeare was like a drunk and yes, I said that to blatantly compare myself to Shakespeare – you know, I’m not perfect. And certain mornings or in the evening, and I’m not a falling over drunk, but I’ll pour a little Goose, grab some ice cubes, and just practice patience.?”

Should Kim Kardashian be featured on the cover of VOGUE?

Photo Credits: The Jasmine Brand

Tamar Braxton Tamar Braxton

Recently, a lot of people are criticizing Tamar Braxton with regards to her singing voice.  Although it is not really clear what particular performance these people are referring to but the reality star revealed that this will not hinder her progress.  Last Wednesday, she tweeted about it and revealed that she has no plans of stopping from the game.  She said:

“Sometimes the devil will try & trick your mind to make you think you are loosing when you are clearly winning.#dontfallforit#GodisSoGood … I waited my WHOLE life 4this moment….& I have NEVER had this many voice issues. Its embarrassing &hurtful but ive come 2 far 2 give up now…say whatever u like.”

Tamar Braxton Tamar Braxton

She further added:

“Talk about how bad u think things r & How I should change this or that. But, im no where near where I was a year ago..I dont have time 2 talk u into liking me or understanding me. Cause no matter what u will always find fault when u r not perfect yourselves…& honestly the ones talking the most wouldn’t last 1 min in my shoes! Thanks 2 the REAL #tamartianfriends 4 understanding me when I didn’t….”

What can you say about Tamar’s tweets?

Photo Credits:  The Jasmine Brand

 

Janelle Monae is recently featured on the cover of Uptown Magazine’s October/November 2013 issue.  Inside the magazine, the singer talks about a lot of things.  She also felt desperate about those people who are always asking her about her personality.  Monae also evaded about the questions regarding her sexuality.

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Is she feeling tired on explaining herself?  Monae said:

“Yes. Interviews are like marriages sometimes, and things become old. It’s time to spruce up this sex life! We need to try some new things. I am always asked, “Why do you wear that tuxedo?” Or, “We know that your parents wore uniforms, is that why you wear a uniform?’ I want to tell them, “You know good and darn well [a scant southern accent emerges] that you read that somewhere! I am wondering “Why are you asking me the same question?” Let’s talk about the music, the message and why my eyelashes are long!”

“I am constantly growing at a very rapid speed. But hell, I don’t even understand myself at times. As I continue to grow into Janelle, so will everyone else. But everything is authentic and honest, I will say.[...]It is my goal to mislead you into believing one thing. There has to be some misinformation out there about Janelle Monáe.”

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When it comes to her sexuality, she explained:

“I only date androids, she deadpans. But when pressed to elaborate, she quips: “Was that even me that day? Who knows? I have clones, and they all come out and fight. Maybe that’s why I wear this tuxedo. There may be an ancient Chinese man fighting this rich African queen to get shine. I think it is so boring to be figured out in one conversation.”

What can you say about Monae’s sexuality?

Photo Credits: Necole Bitchie

Kanye West Kanye West

Kanye West finally arrived on the show of Jimmy Kimmel.  Kanye’s interview is filled with lots of memorable quotes.  Kanye revealed that the attacks that he made on Kimmel on the social media should not be considered as a publicity stunt.  The rapper also told Jimmy that he had several facial expressions because he wants to look cute.  He said, “Never think that I’m not from Chicago for one second…”

During the first part of the interview, Jimmy talked about the beef he had with Kanye.  Later on, Kanye explained why he was in rage about Jimmy’s imitation of Kanye’s interview with Zane Lowe.  Yeezy also defended his girlfriend, Kim Kardashian on why she should not be given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Kanye West and Jimmy Kimmel Kanye West and Jimmy Kimmel

Here are some of Kanye’s memorable quotes:

“I’m totally weird, and I’m totally honest and I’m totally inappropriate at times. The thing is, if I was to say I wasn’t a genius, I’d be lying to you and myself”

“I wouldn’t say I’m a rap artist, I’m more of a messenger, than a rapper, so when you say rap beef it kind of undermines it.”

“They said something about they not going to put my girl on the Walk of Fame because she’s a reality star. It’s like people are so dated in that modern. There is no way Kim Kardashian shouldn’t have a star on the Walk of Fame. It’s ridiculous concepts.”

Should Kim Kardashian be given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame?

Photo Credits: Necolebitchie

Joseph Gordon

During the interview of Joseph Gordon-Levitt with Howard Stern, he revealed that he has a girlfriend but did not provide more details about it.  He said, “I have a girlfriend, but I tend not to really like to talk about it in public.  She is not in show business.”

The 32-year old actor even refused to give the name of his girlfriend.  He revealed, “You can imagine not wanting to have that kind of scrutiny.”  The actor admitted that since he was in college he wanted to date quietly but he likes to have long-term relationships which can possibly turn into marriage.  He said, “I think I’m a good person and a good boyfriend.”

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“I think I could partner up with a woman and commit to like raising a family, and that’s this project that we’re going to stick to for maybe 20 something years… but after that… things go so fast, my life changes so much.”

“I like to not be too committed to any one future that’s really far away, necessarily, unless there’s a reason.”

“Which is why I’m saying if you’re going to raise a family… I can make that commitment.”

DMX-on-Dr.-Phil

DMX had an interview with Dr. Phil and he appeared to be calm compared to the last time when he was on Iyanla: Fix My Life.  Why did he show up on the Dr. Phil show?  He said, “I just want people to get an honest perception. You get these little 10-second news segments, ‘Rapper DMX did this,’ and ‘Rapper DMX did that.’ Stop being negative.”  What made him decide to ran naked on the hallway on a hotel?  DMX replied, “It was a bet. It was a dare. The dare was order room service and run through the hallway naked. I’ll do that. It wasn’t about if it was a good or bad idea, it was just ‘I’ll do that.’”

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Is their someone who advised him not appear on Dr. Phil show?  He said, “Yes I was because of the prior situation with Iyanla and you guys kind of fall under the Oprah umbrella and it’s like, ‘Don’t even do it, it’s not worth it,’ and I said, ‘You know what? I just need people to look at me as I speak and know who I am by what I say. Not by what you see in the newspaper and not by what you read.’ You can tell a lot by a person by looking them in their eyes.”  How many children does DMX have?  He said:

“ [I have] 11 [children]. And one on the way.”

“I’m not having the children. I’m giving them the children. They’re well taken care of. I’m a big influence in all of their lives. I love all of my children. I do see them and speak to them when I can. I do have a relationship with my children. I love my children. I would never be apart [from] my children’s lives.”