It seems if there’s one thing Beyonce may run in her relationship with Jay-Z, it’s the decorative style of their 8,000-square-foot Tribeca penthouse. Jay wanted to buy a Laurie Simmons photograph, but Bey wasn’t impressed; he described it as “a noirishly lit pistol with a pair of women’s legs emerging from the handle… Beyoncé sent it back and had it replaced with a similar Simmons piece, only depicting a perfume bottle instead of a gun.”
Jay also briefly opens up about their work, “Sometimes on creative stuff, one of us will ask, ‘Do you think this is cool?’ She’s a magnificent A&R, if she ever decides to do that, for things like pitch. So I defer to her on those sort of questions.” He ends it with, they “pretty much stay out of each other’s business”.
Sidebar, apparently, Jay-Z one went to therapy, where the psychiatrist gave him tea that made him sleepy and asked questions like “who is your best friend?” My guess is, Jay never went back.
Here’s a new promotional shot for Beyonce’s latest song, “Why Don’t You Love Me?”
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The New York Times has an in-depth interview w/ Drake where he discusses everything from his brief stint w/ Rihanna, how he may or may not get hooked up w/ Halle Berry’s cousin, his upbringing and some more stuff…
On Rihanna: And on “Fireworks” there’s a verse about Rihanna, who asked him last year to write a song for her new album; the two soon began seeing each other regularly, though they never publicly confirmed their brief relationship.“I was a pawn,” Drake said. The song he wrote for her never got released. “You know what she was doing to me? She was doing exactly what I’ve done to so many women throughout my life, which is show them quality time, then disappear,” he said. “I was like, wow, this feels terrible.”
How Lil Wayne learned of his acting chops: The New Orleans rap star Lil Wayne heard Drake’s music in the summer of 2008 and invited him out on the road. “I sat in the same place on the bus for a week,” Drake recalled. “I was scared.” Wayne only found out about Drake’s acting past when he landed on “Degrassi” while flipping channels on the bus’s television.
On being in the presence of established rappers: “I’m where I truly deserve to be,” Drake said over quesadillas at the hotel’s lobby bar. “I believe in myself, in my presence, enough that I don’t feel small in Jay’s presence. I don’t feel small in Wayne’s presence.”
Full story here.
Rihanna chats it up with Elle about her new love life and the past. Peep a few snippets from her interview…
On new man, Matt Kemp: “I have a boyfriend. I’m so happy. I feel really comfortable, and it’s so easy. I have such a chaotic life, but at the end of the day, that is just my peace. It keeps me sane, really, talking to him and talking to my family.”
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Peep Lil Wayne’s hood call to his people from jail…By the end of the conversation, Mack has coherced Weezy into dropping a verse (via jail cell) on Drake’s, “Light Up.”
Here’s Drake’s new, “Light Up,” verse.
Compliments of Vibe, here are some out takes of Nicki Minaj’s recent Vibe cover shoot.
In a recent MTV interview, Diddy refers to Rick Ross as the, “Biggie of the South.”
“To me, how anybody ever wanna take it, he’s the Biggie of the South. Anybody can take it how they wanna take it,” Diddy said. “I heard his album. His album is a classic. I heard the Albert Anastasia; it has six joints y’all [DJs] should be playing right now. … He has the most exciting music in the streets right now, and he’s one of the realest n—as.”
Diddy goes on to explain why he’s coined Ross as such: “He’s a very unique artist. He’s bigger than just an artist; he’s a brand. That’s one of the reasons I wanted to work with him, because I felt like we could do bigger and better things. Having worked with Biggie, somebody that also was talking about things from the streets — I’m not comparing him to Biggie, before we start going down that road, but I am saying that there are similarities in the mental approach of a record that I do have a familiarity with.”
My favorite DC Spa, Skin Beauty Lounge, is offering 50% off of all regularly priced services! Peep, the promo below and book your appointment .
Skin Beauty Lounge, LLC has a new look for the summer and cordially invites new and returning clients to visit our Grand Re-Opening!
We will now be open 7 days a week, which means we are re-launching Monday’s!
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DJ Absolut, has reportedly filed a lawsuit over unpaid royalties for his contribution to Drake’s 2009 smash hit, “Best I Ever Had.” Absolut alleges that his beats were used without his knowledge and that he discovered this when he heard Drake’s single on the radio last year.
According to Nickcannon.com, Absolut gave the beat to southern rapper Kia Shine, who agreed in December 2008 to pay him 20% royalties from anything made from the beat. But, Shine secretly went to Drake last September and cut a deal to get a 25% interest in the song’s copyright — an arrangement that has already netted him $1 million, the lawsuit documents claim.
A legal suit was filed in Queens Supreme Court last week against Shine for breach of contract. Full story here.