R&B singer Estelle talks with Singersroom.com about having her heart broken, how she gets over a breakup, what she looks for in a partner and much more.
On Her New Album
The first single. “Thank You” off Estelle’s latest album, ‘All of Me’, reveals a more personal side of the artist where she has suffered from heart ache. She says, “I was about people feeling where I’m coming from and I didn’t feel crazy writing these records. So for me it’s very real. Every single song is about something or somebody or some period that I’ve been through.
On Dealing With Heartbreaks
“I write songs about it and I sing them…I’m not one of these girls that wants to sit there and honestly wallow in it or get really teary eyed.”
“I don’t throw pots. I have to buy them so I try not to break them; I grew up in the hood.”
Finding a Partner
“I did the whole ‘OK he’s struggling, he’s trying something, I’m gonna support him;’ doesn’t work…We should be looking for somebody that have equally what we have.”
Watch Estelle’s exclusive interview below and hear what else she had to say.
Rihanna called in to the ‘On Air with Ryan Seacrest’ radio show this morning to reveal her plans for the next year, designing for Armani and why she decided to collaborate with Chris Brown.
In their very brief interview she says she won’t be touring this year but will work on some more movies, songs and music videos. She also says she enjoyed designing for Armani for their fall collection but wants to create her own designs eventually. For now, she says she wants people to trust her [fashion wise] before she designs her own collection instead of buying it because she says so.
On the question that’s been on everyone’s mind, when Ryan asked just what made her decide to collaborate on two singles with her abusive ex, Chris Brown, she says,
“I reached out to him for “Birthday Cake” and in return he asked me to be featured on “Turn Up The Music”. It made sense. He’s the hottest R&B artist in music right now…It’s just music. It’s innocent. We wanted to bring our fans together. There’s no reason to be divided.”
This is the first time the singer has spoken openly about working with Brown.
In her first interview since Whitney Houston’s death, daughter Bobbi Kristina spoke with Oprah, Sunday night, during an episode of OWN’s ‘Next Chapter’.
Oprah’s was personally invited to the Atlanta home of Patricia Houston, Whitney’s sister-in-law, best friend and manager. After entering the home and getting a small tour, Oprah and Bobbi Kristina meet and speak very casually about her mom’s passing and how she’s been.
When asked just how she’s been coping Bobbi Kristina answers, “I’m doing as good as I possibly can. Just trying to keep going” She adds her family and her belief in the lord has been helping.
On her mother she says she still feels her spirit in the house and notes that it was very difficult to stay in her mom’s home the first night back after she had passed. Since then she says she’s found some comfort in knowing and feeling her spirit around her now, “I can hear her voice in spirit talking to me, ‘Keep talking to me. I got you’ (a phrase Whitney always said). She asked me, ‘Do you need me?’ And I caught myself, out of nowhere, I didn’t even know I said it, I said, ‘I’ll always need you.’ ”
Lil Kim stopped by MTV’s Rap Fix Wednesday afternoon to talk new music and going in a different direction this time around. She says, “Creatively, as an artist, I think I’m in my Kanye West mode; you do whatever you wanna do and don’t give a ish what nobody got to say about it. It’s all about taking chances,”
She also played new single “If You Love Me” which she says was inspired by a real life story but wouldn’t address who the record was about. However, it’s alleged rapper Maino could be who she’s talking about and possibly addressing his own record titled.
“It’s a true story. Somebody had allegedly made a record to me….there is a lot in my life, in my personal life, as far as dealing in relationships, that people don’t know,” she continued. Make sure to check out the full interview above.
During a recent interview with the UK’s Jonathan Ross Show, Rihanna opened up discussing the single life and loving Adele’s music at the moment.
On Being Single
“Yes I am a single lady. This is not something I enjoy. Single life is overrated,” she explained. “You always want to be single when you are in a relationship but trust me it is no bueno. You don’t want to live your life and then meet someone, you want to share your life with someone. I feel like that is what I am missing right now.” She then described her ideal man as being, “cool, fun, funny”.
Her Obsession With Adele
“Really I came to the Brits to stalk Adele, it was nothing about the awards or the performance, for me it was just to see Adele again. She doesn’t know the depth of my affection. She has no idea.” Rihanna adds she eventually had to stop listening to Adele’s Grammy Award-winning sophomore record, ’21′, because it made her sad. “I had to stop listening to it cuz it was depressing me so much. You become so attached to the stories, it’s really something you identify with.”
Rihanna also performed single “Talk That Talk” live for the first time. See her interview and performance below.
During a recent interview with Jay Leno, Khloe Kardashian opened up detailing just what made her not lie sister’s soon to be ex-husband, Kris Humphries. Clearly Kim was the only one who thought her quickie marriage stood a chance. Here’s what Khloe had to say.
“When I met Kris the very first time, I had just landed in New York and it was late at night…and he was in Kourtney and Kim’s suite,” she started to explain.
“And I went in there to say hi cause Kim was like, ‘Oh, I wanna introduce you to my friend.’ They’d just started dating. And you know, one of the first things that came out of his mouth, like within the first five minutes, was, ‘So, how much you gettin’ paid to fake your marriage? Like how long are you gonna keep this up for?’”
“It just rubbed me the wrong way,” she said. “So, ever since then, I had a very defensive wall brought up.”
During a recent interview with WiLD 94.9 in Cali, Trey Songz sat down to discuss some recent rumors, from love and relationships, preparing for a show and even whether he’d watch an Adele sex tape among other things.
Things got a little intense, however, when host, Selena, made a joke about a Chris Brown pick up line Trey didn’t find very funny. Fast forward to the 4:10 mark.
Selena may need to work on her interviewing skills a bit but I think most of us can agree, we’re a little sick of the Chris Brown jokes as well. Trey Songz and is currently on his ‘Anticipation 2our’ with special guest Big Sean. For morz.come details head over to TreySongz.com
On Drake DMX says, “I don’t like anything about Drake. I don’t like his f**king voice. I don’t like anything he talks about. I don’t like his face. I don’t like the way he walks. I don’t like nothing. I don’t like his haircut.”
Our favorite Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian Odom stopped by Sway In The Morning to address a few rumors and to promote season 3 of ‘Khloe & Lamar’. She says Kim and Kanye did not hook up, she doesn’t know Amber Rose or any truth to her Kim and Kanye sleeping together rumors and whose her father.
She did say though that if Kim and Kanye did have a relationship she thinks it would go far. She also added that she would love to see Kim and Reggie get back together although rumors of a recent hook up are untrue.
Kelly Rowland recently sat down with Chelsea Handler on her late show to promote her latest ‘Sexy Abs’ DVD. She dished on her feeling liberated when she turned 30 and putting childish things away. She also talked about her time living in the UK, being a judge on ‘X-Factor’, working with Simon Cowell, just how she’s gotten those sexy abs and that she’s not single but in fact, she says, “I have a good man.”
The interview was very fun and free. It’s great to see Kelly in such a good space and that she’s happy. Here’s what she had to say.
Grammy award winning singer, Mary J. Blige visited ‘The Wendy Show’, Thursday, to discuss reports her marriage, of 8 yrs to manager Kendu Isaccs, is on the rocks, staying sober and whether she’d like to become a mother.
Mary says although her marriage is not perfect it’s not on the rocks and they love each other. As for motherhood, she says, when it happens it happens. For more on what Mary had to say, watch below.