Here are a few quotables from Vibe’s cover story on Nicki Minaj.
About that very similar Lil Kim photo that she posed for: “I don’t like the picture and I don’t like to talk about it.”
About the lesbian rumors: “I don’t date women and I don’t have sex with women.”
How she feels about the response to ‘Massive Attack’: “It was important for me to do something not everyone thought I was gonna do . . .People close to me have their preferences their favorite Nicki thing, and I have to stand up sometimes and block out the noise.”
On “auditioning” her ‘Bedrock’ verse to Wayne: “‘Okay I get it, let me think, I guess it’s my turn/Maybe it’s time to put this pussy on your sideburns. And as soon as I said that he smiled because I was talking to him. Wayne has those infamous sideburns, and I knew that would make him laugh. Then, when I got to the last line ‘And I just be coming off the top— asbestos’ he looked to the side. And then looked to the other side. And he looked up to the ceiling and he smiled because he got it. And he was like ‘Yeah. Yeah. Yeah.’’”
You should certainly check out the whole article here.
According to Page Six, music producer Swizz Beatz has an IRS lien in the amount of $652,727 for 2008. He allegedely, along w/ ex-wife Mashonda owe in Georgia, California and New York. His lawyer notes, “We have been discussing the issue with the government for years and are currently negotiating an amicable resolution of the dispute.”
Update: August 4, 2010. Apparently, the IRS could give a damn that Swizz and Alicia are probablly on their damn honeymoon. Swizz Beatz takes woes have apparently not been settled. According to Radaronline, he’s had 35 tax liens in the past seven years, and has over $4 million in unpaid taxes in three different states between 2003 and 2010 and still owes around $2.4 million to the tax authorities. More here.
Here’s Lauryn Hill performing “Lost One’s” over Drake’s “Say Something” beat, at the Harmony Music Festival. Video compliments of Nah Right via Hard Knock TV.
Here’s her perfoming “Ooh La La La”: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHizi_RTiLk&feature=player_embedded]
Photo compliments of rnbmusicblog.com.
Compliments of MissInfo.tv, a clip is circulating w/ Neyo confirming that he and his girlfriend, Samantha Jacobson, are expecting their first child together. She is two months. Peep the video at Miss Info or here: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1KN-Gy3xbw&feature=player_embedded]
Singer Teairra Mari gives her perspective on what she sees as a woman’s natural attraction to a beautiful woman. Men, you’ll love this. Peep a few excerpts below:
I don’t care what any woman says, if you see a beautiful woman you’re like, “Oh My Gosh she’s beautiful’ and you may be a little attracted. You may not want to jump in the bed with her, but I don’t think if you kiss her, you wouldn’t like it. I think that it’s this underlying temptation we all have. I see beautiful women all the time and I’m like, “Damn, she’s hot” and I don’t feel any kind of way about that. I feel good and I’ll tell her too. That doesn’t mean I’m going to jump in the bed with her, but if she’s hot I might kiss her.
I haven’t tongued a girl down, but I’ve done a peck before. It wasn’t even a dare or a drunken thing, it was just something that I wanted to do [Laughs]. She was beautiful. She was friends with a close friend [and] we were all hanging out.
[And] don’t think I could kiss a close friend. I would want to tell my close friend, “Girl, I just kissed this girl.” I don’t want it to be her because I want to talk about it. There’s no discrimination, but that’s just how I feel. I love men and I love the little things between their legs, and that’s what I love the most [Laughs]. So I wouldn’t be emotionally attached to a woman unless I was getting with one of those little things [Laughs].
Read her entire blog here.
***Cue the music….I kissed girl and I liked it. The taste of her cherry chap stick.
“All I Do Is Win” (Remix) Featuring DJ Khaled, T-Pain, Rick Ross, Diddy (w/ a blue bat, corny hat and $$ throwing), Busta Rhymes (w/ the Twista flow), Nicki Minaj, Fab (kills it), Jadakiss, and Fat Joe.
Compliments of MTV Jams via Nah Right.
Compliments of The Guardian, here are 5 things that you had no clue about in Kelis’ mind….Kelis:
1. Wants to bring dinosaurs backs.
2. Clicks her gum. (She looks like she’s a smacker.)
3. Favorite Writer is Octavia Butler
4. Sam Cooke’s, A Change is Gonna Come, should be played at her funeral. ( Real, but depressing.)
5. Thinks she’s in love. (Niceeeeeee)
***She threw a small jab at Nas. When asked of her greatest disappointment, she mentioned her ex-husband. I say that’s fair. Read the full interview.
Fantasia’s new video for “Bittersweet” features Redskin’s player, Devin Thomas.
***Okayyyyyyyyyyy. Read an entertaining response from his teammates on his video debut.
Apparently, John Legend’s hairline was a trending topic on twitter. Instead of ignoring it, or laughing it off, Legend got a tad bit pissed and actually responded via twitter:
Btw, my hairline has been the same since I was a kid. Can’t believe some people are obsessing about it now. I’ve been famous for 6 yrs now about 1 hour ago via UberTwitter
And to the haters, I’m still smarter, more talented, more successful and better looking than u. So fall back. about 1 hour ago via UberTwitter
Sorry y’all. Couldn’t believe my hairline was a trending topic. Get a life! about 1 hour ago via UberTwitter
And to the rest of y’all, I love you and thanks for the support. Now back to our regularly scheduled programming…. 41 minutes ago via UberTwitter
***just because someone doesn’t like your hairline, doesn’t make them a hater. maybe they don’t like to see all of that forehead. maybe they prefer a fair head to hairline ratio. on the flip side, i have a serious tyra meets sade forehead. make mine a ttt. who cares.
Gabrielle Union shares her experience on losing a close friend to metastatic breast cancer via Global Grind. The term, metastatic, describes a cancer that has spread to distant organs from the original tumor site. Metastatic breast cancer is the most advanced stage (stage IV) of breast cancer. Cancer cells have spread past the breast and axillary (underarm) lymph nodes to other areas of the body where they continue to grow and multiply. Breast cancer has the potential to spread to almost any region of the body. The most common region breast cancer spreads to is the bone, followed by the lung and liver. Treatment of metastatic breast cancer generally focuses on relieving symptoms and extending a woman’s lifetime.
See who Union has to say about her loss: “It’s been a little over a week since I lost a treasured 20plus year member of my crew…Kristen Martinez died peacefully June 16th at 2:15pm in the arms of her mother and surrounded by her family, friends and her amazing, loving boyfriend Kyle. At the age of 31, Kristen was diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer. While she knew wasn’t going to beat her diagnosis, she was determined to live life fully and try everything possible to extend her time with us. She more than succeeded. She became a fierce activist and strong voice for young women living with metastatic disease and she took her fight all the way to the white house…she couldn’t be stopped. She definitely had her ups and downs with her battle, but never once did she give up hope or her belief that positivity goes a long way in ANY of life’s struggles. I was lucky enough to be able to get back to NYC to see her when her health began to fail and spend some quality time with her. When I asked her what she wanted me to tell the world through this blog post…she said in a tiny whisper of a voice…”Tell them to not let fear take away their dreams. I let fear keep me from getting checked out until it was too late. Don’t let fear stop you from doing what’s right. Don’t let fear turn you into an asshole. Don’t let fear determine the kind of person you’ll become. Fear is a motherf*cker Nick…” Most of my close friends and fam call me “Nickie” btw…But her message hit me like a ton of bricks. How many times have I let my fear of judgement, of ridicule, or failure stop me from following my dreams…the answer was clear…WAY TOO MANY TIMES!!! So please…take Kristen’s advice and follow her example when faced with her dire diagnosis…Live your life without regrets…don’t succumb to fear…stay positive in the face of adversity…don’t pass judgement, don’t ridicule, don’t hate…LIVE!! LOVE!! LAUGH!! RIP Kristen Martinez…you are missed…you are loved…and your legacy will live on in all of us.” [photo compliments of bossip]
***On a personal note, Baltimore recently lost a beautiful mother, friend and soror to cancer. Read her story here.