Wednesday, February 27, 2013

New Music: Drake's "Started from the Bottom"

A couple of weeks ago Drizzy announced the title to his latest album, Nothing was the Same. 
Of course, he announced the title after winning his Grammy for Take Care. 
The OVO XO rapper's released the album's single and video for, Started from the Bottom.
I personally, love it.
Well, we all know I have love for Drake aka Jimmy Brooks.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Kim and Kanye Pose Naked for French Magazine

Kim-ye just keep making themselves relevant in the news.

Since revealing that the couple will be having a girl....the latest news is the cover the two posed for L'Officiel Hommes Paris Spring 2013.

The Huffington Post has a funny article on the cover looking at it from the future eyes of their unborn daughter when she becomes a teenager:

Parents-to-be Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are doing a hell of a job making sure their future child will one day have plenty to be embarrassed about.
In 13 years' time, we can just imagine little Konstantine Kardashian-West (we've taken the liberty of naming their future spawn) going through those difficult years, yelling at his/her parents:
"OMG! It wasn't enough that you both have sex tapes floating around out there, you had to go and pose nude together on the cover of a magazine?! No wonder my friends' parents won't let them hang out at our house. You are ruining my life."
That's right, the reality star and her rapper baby daddy have posed nude together on the cover of the French magazine L’Officiel Hommes.
We'll admit the cover is pretty sexy, but we're calling TMI on this as we have their unborn baby's best interest at heart, and no one wants to see their parents like that.

Though it's a hot cover, indeed. Remember when Kim did a sexy photoshoot with Reggie back in the day?
Could this be a bad omen?

Janet Jackson Secretly Married

Janet....Miss Jackson if you're nasty has got to be the queen of secret marriages. JDJ and her boo, Wissam Al Mana are married and have been for a year!

In their first joint statement as a couple, Janet Jackson and Wissam Al Mana confirm the news exclusively to ET, saying, “The rumours regarding an extravagant wedding are simply not true. Last year we were married in a quiet, private, and beautiful ceremony.”
“Our wedding gifts to one another were contributions to our respective favourite children’s charities. We would appreciate that our privacy is respected and that we are allowed this time for celebration and joy. With love, Wissam and Janet”

Throwback Monday

Timah, Timah.....40-wataaaaaaah!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Kelly Clarkson's Response to Clive Davis' Memoir

The internet has been abuzz since the release of music exec, Clive Davis' memoir.
First there was the talk of him revealing his bisexuality (if you want to call if that)....and now...he's struck a cord with Kelly Clarkson.
The American Idol alum has accused Davis of bullying her and of making false claims in his new book.
Clarkson was signed to RCA Records after she won the first season of "American Idol." In his autobiography, he claims that Clarkson burst into "hysterical sobbing" after he forced her to include her massive single "Since U Been Gone" on her 2004 Breakaway album.

But Clarkson says it's all untrue!

Below is Kelly's response:
February 19, 2013
Hey y'all,

So I just heard Clive Davis is releasing a memoir and spreading false information about me and my music. I refuse to be bullied and I just have to clear up his memory lapses and misinformation for myself and for my fans. It feels like a violation. Growing up is awesome because you learn you don't have to cower to anyone - even Clive Davis.

First, he says I burst into "hysterical sobbing" in his office when he demanded Since You Been Gone be on my album. Not true at all. His stories and songs are mixed up. I did want more guitars added to the original demo and Clive did not. Max, Luke and I still fought for the bigger sound and we prevailed and I couldn't be more proud of the life of that song. I resent him dampening that song in any way.

But, yes, I did cry in his office once. I cried after I played him a song I had written about my life called "Because Of You." I cried because he hated it and told me verbatim that I was a "sh*tty writer who should be grateful for the gifts that he bestows upon me." He continued on about how the song didn't rhyme and how I should just shut up and sing. This was devastating coming from a man who I, as a young girl, considered a musical hero and was so honored to work with.
But I continued to fight for the song and the label relented. And it became a worldwide hit. He didn't include that in the book.

He also goes on to say My December wasn't successful because I co-penned the album and it didn't have "pop hits". Well, first let me say, I've co-penned many of my "pop hits." Secondly, My December went platinum (It sold 20,000 less than All I Ever Wanted which followed My December.) Hardly a huge failure. Never Again, the ONLY single they released in the US from that record was a Top 10 hit. I am very proud of that and I have my fans to thank. But, again, what's most interesting about his story is what he leaves out: He doesn't mention how he stood up in front of his company at a convention and belittled me and my music and completely sabotaged the entire project. It never had a chance to reach it's full potential. My December was an album I needed to make for myself for many reasons and the fact that I was so completely disregarded and disrespected was so disheartening, there really aren't words to explain….

Anyway, I love my job. I love my music. I love my fans. I love my label and all of my professional relationships… now. And I am grateful for Clive for teaching me to know the difference.

Cheers to another amazing year! And, as always, thanks for listening!


Monday, February 18, 2013

Beyonce's "Life is But a Dream" Review
Looking like Papa-Jigga Man 
Like the rest of America, my television on Saturday night was full of King Bey.
The only good thing about being sick over the weekend was my TV was full of copious amounts of Beyonce.
My eyes were glued to her Life is But a Dream documentary as well as her Next Chapter interview with Oprah.
I loved to be finally let into B's life, however I felt I wasn't let in all the way. Fans were still kept at arms length, which left me with some more questions. I was expecting to delve a little more into her managerial break-up with her father, her miscarriage and her life now as a mom. I felt Bey was talking in little fragments instead of whole sentences where I can fully get infomation.
But who am I kidding? This is Beyonce! She's the epitome of secret-keeping and this little bit she revealed to us, is a lot to her!
We finally got to see Baby Blue Ivy and can I just say she's ADORABLE! She looks so much like Daddy Hov.
The doc is comprised of snippets of: home movies when Beyonce was a littlem girl, concert performances, laptop video confessionals, Blue's sonogram, initmate moments of Jay and Bey singing to Coldplay's "Yellow".
Fans get a peak inside the delivery room on Blue's birthday, with Mama Knowles wrapping Bey's hair in rollers. Bey also reveals where she got the name for her baby girl, "We passed by a beautiful blue tree [overseas]. I think it's blue ivy. That would be quite appropriate." So much for those Blueprint rumors.
From watching these two programs with the superstar, I was left with a huge amount of admiration and respect for her. She's such a hardworking woman and wanted us all to know....when it comes to matters of the heart....she's just like everyone else.
She's still trying to navigate her way through life. We think she has it all, but even the World's Most Beautiful Woman still has trouble trusting herself.

Who would've imagined?

Throwback Monday

I love this song!
The video is like a grown-up "Sitting Up in My Room".

Monday, February 4, 2013

Throwback Monday

Supa Ugly!
Hope you all enjoyed the Super Bowl whether or not you were "drankin', smokin', straigh West Coastin'."