Teyana Taylor stopped by Power 105.1 morning show with The Breakfast Club; Angela Yee, Charlamagne, and DJ Self, Friday morning, to discuss what has been on everyone’s mind. Just what exactly is it that has made her famous? Did Pharell drop her from label Star Trek and when we can expect an album if any? She talks being friends with Chris Brown, past relationships and even addressed rumors about her sexuality and fights she’s had. Teyana was actually very open and honest. Great Interview.
Rihanna is still looking hot on her Hawaiian vacation. This time, the singer wore a black thong bikini while she surfed, or just pretended to surf while posing and looking pretty for photographers. The singer has been debuting a new bikini look, just about, every day since her Hawaiian get away began nearly a week ago. But whose complaining, right? After all, she looks good!
She’s sexy! I think I have a girl crush. Just love her!
Keep the photos coming Rihanna, keep ‘em coming.
(Photos: Rihanna Daily)
Yesterday, I post a video of President Barack Obama singing a bit of the chorus to Al Green’s hit song “Let’s Stay Together”. To much surprise, the President actually did a fantastic job. Now, this singer is giving his own feedback.
Green tells TMZ that the President did a “terrific” job and “nailed it”.
“I was thrilled that the President even mentioned my name, and if the President can get the economy going again and get everything going that he wants to, then we’ll all be together.”
We certainly agree. Check out the clip below.
Nicki Minaj has released the official video for latest single “Stupid H*e”. Although she hasn’t said it outright, the song is clearly poking fun at nemesis Lil’ Kim, adding fuel to their ongoing feud.
Kim is not going to like this for sure.
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Beyonce Knowles has released an official statement sending her condolences to Etta James‘ family since the announcement of her passing this morning. The two had become acquainted when Knowles played James in her role in the 2008 film ‘Cadillac Records’.
Although James had slammed the singer after President Barack Obama had chosen her to singer Etta’s greatest hit, “At Last”, at the 2009 Inaugural Ball, the star had only kind words to say. She stated,
“I am so fortunate to have met such a queen. Her musical contributions will last a lifetime.”
“Playing Etta James taught me so much about myself, and singing her music inspired me to be a stronger artist. When she effortlessly opened her mouth, you could hear her pain and triumph. Her deeply emotional way of delivering a song told her story with no filter. She was fearless, and had guts. She will be missed.”
During a concert Etta was quoted as saying, “That woman he had singing for him, singing my song … she’s going to get her ass whipped.”
James’ family later blamed her outburst on her battle with dementia.
Chris Brown is recruiting a number of artists to help out on his forthcoming album, ‘Fortune’. This time, he has enlisted rapper Nas to spit a few bars. Hopefully, the single will make the cut. Here are the two men posing in the studio together.
Can’t wait to hear what they’ve recorded.
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More video spoofs are being made from the original “Sh*t Girls Say” by Kyle Humphrey and Graydon Shepperd. One very funny spoof made recently, “Sh*t Spanish Girls Say”, is hastily becoming a fan favorite. I must admit, I laughed pretty hard when I watched it the first time, and, I’m sure you will too.
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Singing legend Etta James, has died reports CNN. James’ long time friend and manager, Lupe De Leon, confirmed the news that the singer passed away this morning.
“This is a tremendous loss for the family, her friends and fans around the world,” De Leon said. “She was a true original who could sing it all — her music defied category.
“I worked with Etta for over 30 years. She was my friend and I will miss her always.”
James had been plagued with health issues stemming from a Leukemia diagnosis in early 2010 and also suffered from dementia and hepatitis C. In fact, she was hospitalized back in December but was later sent home after making some progress. Sadly, Etta’s family had been preparing for this moment for the past month and her husband of 42 years, Artis Mills, was recently awarded the executor of her estate.
James is, perhaps, best known for her 1961 hit ‘At Last’, the same song that was remade by singer Beyonce Knowles for the 2008 film, ‘Cadillac Records’. It was also the song Knowles chose to sing at the 2009 Inauguration Ball while President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama had their first dance.
The singer’s husband and two sons were by her side when she passed at a hospital in Riverside, California. She would have turned 74 Wednesday.
We keep James’ family in our prayers. May she rest in peace.
Taye Diggs pried open a can of worms when he said that he still had self-esteem issues well into adulthood because of his dark skin. In a piece I wrote for MyBrownBaby.com, Taye said it wasn’t until he read a magazine article calling Tyson Beckford “beautiful” did he begin to think differently about himself.
“When I saw Tyson Beckford hailed as this beautiful man by all people, that caused a shift in my being. I remember literally waking up and walking the streets the next day and, because I had a bald head as well, feeling a little bit more proud,” said Diggs in our interview.
As I read through various posts and reactions to this story that I originally wrote to help Taye publicize his new book, Chocolate Me!, they seemed to have a similar spin: There was widespread surprise that a dark-skinned brother, especially a heartthrob like Taye, could ever have self-esteem issues related to skin color—as if the same dominant culture that has feasted on the psyches of black women for 300 years hasn’t also been doing its destructive dance through the brains of black men over the same time period. While black men may not buy skin bleaching creams like dark women are still doing around the world, or we may not pop blue contact lenses in our eyes, we still demonstrate many manifestations of our scars, if you look closely enough.
Continue Reading Over At Popular Critic…
Rihanna is sexy and she knows it! How do we know? Well, she flaunts her body every chance she gets. And that’s exactly what she’s been doing during her Hawaiian vacation. I’m starting to think bathing suits are all that’s in Rihanna’s closet. While hitting the waves the singer made sure to show off her banging body as well.
Ri Ri even tweeted a few photos for our delight, having fun and even being silly with her bestfriend Melissa and cousin Noelle. She even got a little flirty with Khloe Kardashian when Khloe referenced how Rihanna’s body gave her motivation to hit the gym when the singer tweeted a photo.
She’s certainly having fun.
Check out some more of Rihanna’s tweets and photos below.
Brandy brings us to church with her acapella rendition of “His Eyes Are On A Sparrow”, reminding us just why she’s been in the game for 18 years and counting.