The king of Autotune, T-PAIN, will be featured on VH1′s Behind The Music tonight.
Behind the Music: T-Pain explores the rise of a shy kid from Tallahassee, Florida to the heights of the music industry.
Born Faheem Najm, T-PAIN spent his childhood as an outsider who locked in his makeshift bedroom “studio,” produced his own music, eventually dropping out of the 8th grade to pursue his dreams full-time.
When he signed with Akon’s fledgling label, Konvict Records, his use of auto-tune created a signature sound and he quickly became one of the most sought-after producers, working with everyone from LIL WAYNE, KANYE WEST, and BRITNEY SPEARS.
A multi-platinum selling artist in his own right with 2005’s Rappa Ternt Sanga, 2007’s Epiphany, 2008’s Thr33 Ringz and his most recent release rEVOLVEr, T-Pain has produced and been featured on over 45 top ten songs and 16 No. 1′s.
Watch the premiere at 9PM ET/PT tonight!
R&B newcomer ELLE VARNER released the video to her single “Refill,” which dramatizes love at first sight.
In the video, ELLE sets out on her own to explore NYC before her cheerleader squad leaves to go back to Ohio. ELLE’s fellow cheerleaders agreed to let her know when their bus is leaving, and ELLE bumps into a cute stranger right outside the hotel who’s willing to show her a good time.
Do you miss videos with actual plots and no booty-shaking? ELLE delivers.
See the full video above…
So Juicy decided to make history a little more relevant and round up the 10 most current women who have inspired and figure out what makes them so Juicy.
Whether they are in entertainment, fashion, business or politics, these 10 women of color have succeeded and over-achieved in industries that being a Black woman is difficult.
We countdown the women who have overcome challenges, hustled hard, changed lives and set great examples for other women to do the same.
It doesn’t get more Juicy than that!
According to TMZ, fallen singer and the late WHITNEY HOUSTON‘s ex-husband BOBBY BROWN has been arrested on DUI charges yesterday afternoon and has since been released on bail.
BROWN was reportedly pulled over in Reseda, CA at 12:20 PM PST yesterday for driving while on his cell phone. Authorities booked BROWN for driving under the influence, and for driving with the blood alcohol content of .08 or higher.
BROWN already has a DUI conviction on his record stemming from an arrest in Georgia in 1996, to which he pled guilty, and served 8 days in jail.
If convicted, BROWN might be serving some heavy duty time, considering his mile-long rap sheet. More details to come.
Reality starlet and socialite KIM KARDASHIAN was walking the red carpet at the launch party for her new fragrance ‘True Reflection” when an unidentified woman threw a bag of flour (or pancake mix) on her.
Like a true professional, KIM went upstairs to her hotel room, got cleaned up and returned the red carpet about 10 minutes later.
KIM took it all in stride, telling E! News,”That probably is the craziest, unexpected, weird thing that ever happened to me. Like I said to my makeup artist, I wanted more powder and that’s a whole lot of translucent powder right there.”
The woman guilty of tossing the flour quickly ran from the scene, but security caught up with her and she was briefly detained before being release.
KIM has chosen not to press charges.
KIM’s sisters KOURTNEY and KHLOE weren’t so amused. After hearing about he incident, KOURTNEY tweeted, “That’s my sis! … Kim was a true professional with her reaction. She’s a better person then me. I would chased her myself and beat her …”
KHLOE, never one to hold her tongue, tweeted, “What a low blow to flour bomb someone. You care that much?”
The KARDASHIAN hate nowadays is real.
See the video below:
The fourth episode of Basketball Wives season 4 this week came to a dramatic ending.
Juicy chopped it up with newcomer KENYA BELL to get her take on what went down, and gives us some cryptic clues to what happens next episode when she and EVELYN get in to it!
Juicy: What did you think about seeing Keisha’s journey back home?
KB: She’s very country & I’ve heard she’s broke, so she needs to stop acting like that $8000 for the club wasn’t alot for her when I personally know it was.
Juicy: Whose side do you take when it comes to the Jen/Evelyn beef at Shaunie’s dinner?
KB: At this point in the show I take no ones side. I obviously like Jen more than Evelyn, but I’m still getting to know both of them and I think it’s real messes up that they’re not friends anymore.
Juicy: What about Suzie calling you crazy?
KB: I’m soooo sick if Suzie at this point, she needs to watch out….
This ends the rumors that WHITNEY died of an accidental overdose on prescription medication.
WHITNEY was found unresponsive and submerged in a bathtub in her hotel room on February 11th earlier this year, the night before the Grammy Awards. She was pronounced dead shortly after. Several bottles of pain meds were found at the scene.
Coroner’s spokesman CRAIG HARVEY said cocaine metabolites were found in HOUSTON’s system, and it was listed as a contributing factor in her death. He says the results showed that WHITNEY was indeed a chronic cocaine user.
However no cocaine was found in the room, and the rumor is bedding was also removed. Sources are allegedly claiming that someone “cleaned” up the room before authorities arrived.
As sad as this is, hopefully this grants some closure for the HOUSTON family.
At this point it’s crystal clear that Basketball Wives Miami cast members and former BFF’s EVELYN and JENNIFER will never again be friends.
After episode 5 of Basketball Wives aired this week, they both took to their blogs to dish on what really went down at SHAUNIE’s birthday dinner and why they almost came to blows. Even mutual frememy TAMI added her two cents. Read exerpts from each of their blog posts below and decide for yourself who is really at fault:
EVELYN: What makes me so angry is that Jen really doesn’t get it and she keeps telling people she doesn’t understand why I’m so angry. AGAIN, when you are supposed to be a LOYAL friend, you just don’t go popping off at the mouth on the radio or turn to a blog to talk crap about your friend and her man. Jen isn’t the type of person to sincerely apologize and this is where a portion of my anger lies. Jen’s thought process really is that transparent! Because she’s a college graduate and grew up a certain way she thinks
First it was MAC Cosmetics, then OPI, and now…Pepsi?
Forbes is reporting that the rapper-turned-pop star just inked a deal with Pepsi to endorse their new product ‘Pop’ (how fitting). The financial mag reported that MS. MINAJ pulled in a cool $6.5 million, making her the first female emcee to hit the Forbes highest earning in hip-hop list.
DEREK JACKSON, the Glu agency chief who brokered the multi-million dollar deal, says Minaj will become the face of the new Pepsi beverage that will likely debut this summer. unbeknownst to her fans, MINAJ filmed a commercial in South America last month for the product.
MINAJ is following in the footsteps of her mentor LIL WAYNE, who just signed a deal with Pepsi/Mountian Dew for the new DEWeezy campaign. WAYNE’s deal, also brokered by JACKSON, is reportedly worth seven figures.
YMCMB ain’t playin!