BADU totally blacked out on Flaming Lips Guitarist Wayne Coyne who admitted responsibility for the release of the video he called, “NOT an Erykah Badu statement.. It is a Flaming Lips video,” but doesn’t make an apology for it’s unfinished unedited release.
In a Twitter rant that should of been a press release BADU says, “I never would have approved that tasteless, meaningless, shock motivated video,” she wrote on Twitter before laying blame solely on Coyne.
“Yu did everything wrong from the on set,” she said. “First: You showed me a concept of beautiful tasteful imagery (by way of vid text messages). I trusted that. I was mistaken. Then u release an unedited, unapproved version within the next few days. That all spells 1 thing, Self Serving. When asked what the concept meant after u explained it, u replied ,’it doesn’t mean anything, I just want to make a great video that everyone is going to watch.’ I understood, because as an artist we all desire that. But we don’t all do it at another artist’s expense. I attempted to resolve this respectfully by having conversations with u after the release but that too proved to be a poor excuse for art.”
BADU continues to lash out, and ends her rant with, “O, And on behalf of all the artists u have manipulated or plan to manipulate, find another way. These things have been said out of necessity. And if you don’t like it you can KiSS MY Glittery ASS. O and Nayrok told me to tell u to kiss her ass too. Almost forgot. Peace.”Click here to read the whole rant.
The wide receiver/reality star was given his pink slip because he struggled with executing the playbook.
OCHOCINCO gracefully responded to being dropped by tweeting, “Thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to play for the ”Patriot” organization… fans were … wicked awesome, I wish all of you the best…”
Soon to be married to reality star EVELYN LOZADA, his soon to be wife sent her support via Twitter, “Aww baby you got cut @ochocinco I got your back! I’m the bread winner now, which means I make the rules! #Boom.”
He then jokingly changed his bio from “New England Patriots WR’’ to “UNEMPLOYED BLACK GUY.’’
With EVELYN being the breadwinner for now, the storyline for their new reality show showcasing their upcoming nuptials should be even more interesting.
In 2006, Cleveland-bred singer CHERI DENNIS found success on P. DIDDY’s Bad Boy label with her hit single “I Love You.”
In the late 90s, DENNIS contributed to rapper MA$E’s debut album and shared her talent in songwriting, penning for singers OLIVIA, FAITH EVANS and DANITY KANE.
Now pursuing music under the moniker CHERI COKE, she releases her material independently. COKE, who’s left behind her “girl next door” image at Bad Boy now rocks punky, blue tresses and is making music just as daring.
In a recent collaboration with Brooklyn producer MeLo-X, the two teamed as X/COKE and released the multi-layered trance track “The Garden of Eden.”
Check out her new, experimental chops below!
ANGELA SIMMONS plans to expand her already impressive business portfolio by launching her new line of hair extensions called, “Bikini.”
The youngest SIMMONS sister teamed up with Indiqué Hair, a hair company that provides hair for more than a few celebrity clients, t0 release the ‘Bikini’ line of hair extensions this month.
“A Bikini is the staple piece during the hot summer months or while on vacation, and the name perfectly describes the beachy texture of my first hair-line,” SIMMONS says in explaining the name choice.
According to Indiqué Hair reps, it will be a hairline first, nothing like it has been manufactured before.
“We’ve always admired Angela’s fashion sense and ever-changing hairstyles, but it wasn’t until we worked with her 1-on-1 during the development of the product that we realized just how creative and business savvy she is” added Ericka Dotson, Co-Founder and Creative Director of Indiqué Hair.
SIMMONS says the purpose of the hairline is for women to keep it versatile, “To me, hair is a statement and an extension of your wardrobe and I’ve always been drawn to fashion and being able to change-up my look.”
Go to www.indiquehair.com for more information
The comeback rapper says the cover art for his tenth studio album, showcasing his ex-wife’s infamous emerald green Matthew Williamson gown draped over his knee, meant many things.
“Life, love, joy, anger, celebration. There’s so many things you can see on that album cover. You see my life. My life is on that album cover,” NAS explains in an interview with Rap-Up.com.
He goes on to say he has not yet heard from KELIS, “We just put it out, so it’s still way too fresh,” but says he does expect a phone call at some point.
The highly anticipated album, which includes the singles “The Don,” and “Daughters,” hits stores on July 17.
JAY-Z spoke with MTV news, and reflected on his mogul making successes since he first entered the rap game.
HOV insists that despite his many various business ventures, he’s still is hip hop.
The legendary rapper says that although hip hop is making slight adjustment with it’s sound, JAY-Z says as an artist will remain loyal to hip hop considering his success is rooted there.
“I’m not jaded by the whole process,” he told MTV News.
“I’m a fan of the journey as well. I see myself as part of the collective of hip-hop. I don’t see myself as a thing that operates outside of it. So when I do these sort of things [like Budweiser's 'Made In America' Festival], I’m like, ‘Man, we’ve come a long way’,” he continued.
JAY recently confirmed that he and KANYE WEST will be recording a second Watch The Throne album.Click inside to view video...
Love and Hip Hop is finally back.
With an all new cast, this summer the VH1 franchise hits hot-lanta and brings the drama, the booties, and the southern hospitality.
Relationships are tested this season, but instead of all the girl-on-girl drama, we see the ups and downs of family drama and some real deal relationship dilemmas.
Every character of the show could arguably be considered a replicas for a cast member of the NYC crew – an up and coming rapper with fidelity issues, a hopeful singer whose looking for that next big hit, and a mamma who don’t take no ish!
The cast includes rapper LIL SCRAPPY, aspiring female rapper RASHEEDA, singer K. MICHELLE, and a few more Atlanta aspirants looking to make their dreams come true.
Tell us, will you be watching?Click inside to watch trailer...
With BET’s efforts to retain their viewers, they have decided instead of looking for two new actors to fill MOWERY and HALL’s shoes as Melanie and Derwin, they will write in to different character who follow similar storylines.
Fans of The Game know that last season ended with Melanie and Derwin taking a trip to Baltimore so that Melanie could pursue her residency at Johns Hopkins. Instead of returning with two new faces BET has decided to introduce ‘Kiera and Byrce.’
Kiera 20-year-old former child star who has been in the spotlight since she was five years old and starring on a “Cosby” style sitcom, will fall in love with a Bryce “The Blueprint” Westbook – a #1, Ivy League draft pick running back who breaks every “dumb athlete” stereotype.
We’re not sure if every fans will buy into the sudden switch up, but it’s worth a shot. Tell us, do you think this is a good idea for the show?