The stages of Saturday Night Live was graced by the lovely Rihanna, performing new single “Where Have You Been” and a medley of the new #1 hit single on urban radio “Birthday Cake” and “Talk That Talk”. Although live performances is not usually her strong suit, she actually did an amazing job. Check it out for yourselves.
“Where Have You Been”
This is by far one of Rihanna’s best performances. Great job!
The official video premiere of Trey Songz‘ “Heart Attack” finally made its debut. The single and video depicts the demise of a relationship between a couple deeply in love but can’t seem to make things right. Trey’s love interest is played by the beautiful Kelly Rowland. In a heated argument, resulting in a nearly fatal car crash, the couple are left battered and bruised, perhaps, reflecting on where things went wrong and how things could have been different.
Remember the infamous post-it note from Sex and the City? Carrie’s boyfriend broke up with her via a post it note on her computer. It was fictional-drama hell and every woman who watched it felt her pain. But what about when that happens in real life? Everyday people are breaking-up in atrocious ways. Here are a few below:
1. Text Messaging & Any Non-verbal Communication Method
Unless you are stranded on a deserted island or fear physical violence, it’s best to break up in person. You’ve given this person your heart, soul, body and love for x-amount of time. At least have the decency to tell them to kick rocks face-to-face. Not only are you copping the easy way out, you’ve disregarded how breaking up via text or any non-verbal method will make this person feel. You’ve sum them down to being and eventually feeling disposable. Unless their a threat, you at least owe them that much.
2. Without Warning
A lot of times we can see the end of a relationship coming. Fights start happening, doors start slamming and calls start getting missed. It makes the conversation inevitable. However, when things are going well, you may want to start vocalizing your desires to separate before actually pulling the plug. I had a friend who went on a wonderful romantic date only to be single by the end of the night. She had no clue her boo at the time wanted to end things. It devastated her more because it came “without warning and out of nowhere.”
It was 2005 that we first met the then 17 year old Rihanna, with break out hit “Pon De Replay”. The song was the first off her debut album, ‘Music of the Sun.’ It peaked #1 on the US Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs chart and reached number two on both the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and the UK Singles Chart. The single also charted well in several other countries worldwide. A great accomplish for the Basian beauty’s first release wouldn’t you say? Well, the Rihanna reign haven’t let up.
Rihanna and her navy is still slaying, she is now the only artist to garner 5 million views on a video premiere in 24 hours according to vevo. She broke the record just days ago with “Where Have You Been” surpassing Nicki Minaj’s 4.8 million views of “Stupid Hoe” a few months back. With that said, let’s go back to a vintage Rihanna and take a look on just how far she’s come both musically and visually as an artist. Here’s “Pon De Replay”.
Despite her mother going on a twitter rant about Nas‘ “Daughters” single, Destiny Jones seems to have no problems at all. She joined her dad on the set of the video shoot and may even make an appearance in the visual. The duo are joined by stylist June Ambrose and video director Chris Robinson in the photo above.
In part 2 of Matt Lauer‘s exclusive interview with Bobby Brown, he dishes on what happened the day of Whitney’s funeral that caused him to leave early. He speaks on trying to contact Whitney’s mom Cissy Houston and how daughter Bobbi Kristina is coping. Three of his children from other relationship as well as his fiancee also joined in the interview to defend Brown’s image and provide their own thoughts on the matter.
On attending Whitney’s funeral but leaving after an altercation with security Bobby says, “They [Houston Family] definitely wanted me there. It wasn’t that I wasn’t invited, I was invited, so just coming to pay respects for my ex-wife they would not hold me from, that’s not the kind of family the Houston family is. Their a great family and I appreciate them very much.”
“Whoever the security was that was there asked that I have, what they called “my entourage”, which was my children, sit somewhere else. We had to sit apart and I was not willing to sit away from my children so after the third time them coming to me I felt a little disrespected by the security that was there. I decided that it would be best if I just left, I kissed the casket and me and my children left the building.”
On whether he feels Cissy Houston is not willing to speak to him after unsuccessfully being able to contact her, “I wouldn’t say that. I know she’s going through it deeply deeply going through it. She lost her only daughter. I’m here anytime she wants to talk. I’m here.”
Although he admits to having a cocktail from time to time, on being sober Brown says, ” I am 7 years clean from narcotics. I’m living the life I want to live.”
Heidi Klum and Jessica Simpson were both spotted wearing these sexy pair of Maggie black and watersnake Louboutin pumps. Aren’t they just hot?! While Klum paired hers with a slim fitting polka-dot dress, Simpson wore a floral pattern maternity dress with a black trench coat.
Want to get a pair? They’ll run you $1395! But here’s how to get this look for less.
Justin Bieber is back with the official video for new single “Boyfriend”. I love the song and many are wondering if the video will also live up to expectations. Can it break Rihanna‘s recent record of 5 million views in 24 hours? Only time will tell, here’s “Boyfriend”.
Are you guys feeling it?
Here’s a thought. Can someone please tell Justin Bieber the sideways moon walk is not for him and he should stop doing it. Thanks!
In Bobby Brown‘s first exclusive interview with Today’s Matt Lauer, Brown speaks on how he learned of Whitney’s death and being surprised that she was still struggling with sobriety. He says, “maybe I could have done something different”.
He went on to say how much he loved Whitney and appreciated the years they’ve spent together. “Our relationship was great,” he said. “I had 14 beautiful, beautiful years with that woman…I can honestly say I love that woman with, with everything that I am. And I believe she loved me the same way.”
On still loving Whitney he says, “I still love her today. Even though I’m getting married, some time soon. My fiance knows how I felt about that woman. My kids know how I feel how I felt about Whitney. It’s no secret. I was in love with her deeply.”
Your ex was your lover, homie, and friend at some point. You two shared A LOT and probably have some great memories together. But can you ever really go back to being ‘just friends?’
A romantic relationship ending is emotionally tiring for both parties. You have to sometimes separate physically and emotionally. You’ll need to do new things, with new people, in new ways to unblend the lives you’ve started together.
But what about when some time passes? The romantic feelings begin to fade and maybe you both move on. It’s perfectly normal to be friends with an ex? Right?
In my opinion, that is a case-by-case basis. Some people can go right back to being friends and act like it never happened. Others will always have a deep brooding romantic fire that is just waiting for new life.
One thing that is universal is allowing time to heal. If you are considering being friends with an ex, first take into account how much time has passed and what life changes have taken place. Did you both find someone new? Is he or she going through a rough patch? If you befriend your ex during a rough patch it’s likely that he/she will start to look at you romantically again because you are helping them through this rough time.