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Ashanti Talks Nelly And Tae Heckard, People Who Say She Can’t Sing, “Good Hair,” And Surviving The Industry On Breakfast Club
Ashanti’s new album, Braveheart, drops today, and to promote it, the singer stopped by The Breakfast Club to chat with Charlamagne, Angela Yee and DJ Envy. In their very interesting interview with her, Ashanti touched on everything, including critics who used to talk about her vocal abilities and her sideburns, what she’s learned about the industry, who she’s dating, and of course, Nelly. Here are the tidbits from the 30-minute interview that stood out:
If She’s On Good Terms With Nelly These Days:
“I will say that, there was a space where it was bad. It was really bad. Are we cool? Yeah. We’re okay.
When a man is hurt and a woman is hurt, I think men deal with hurt differently. I feel like we handle our emotions differently. There were a lot of things said and done publicly that should not have been. There was a foundation set and those things shouldn’t have happened.
We both definitely made mistakes in a lot of things. But I will say things do come full circle.”
If Nelly Is the One:
“Um, Nelly is a really good person, he has a really good heart. You know?”
If She Felt A Way About Nelly Going With Tae Heckard Soon After They Split:
“Did I feel a way? I’m very smart and I know him. I knew what the facade was.”
If She Was Dating NFL Baller DeSean Jackson:
“Um…No. We were hanging. I went to a football game. He’s real cool peoples. I can’t go to the game?”
How She Paid Bills Since Her Last Album In 2008:
“I did Broadway. I did Army Wives. I write. People forget early, I was writing for J. Lo, one of J. Lo’s biggest records ever. I wrote for Christina Milian, I wrote for a couple of pop groups. And I’ma be honest, I don’t really like to spend my own money. I know how to save.”
Dealing With Critics Who Said She Couldn’t Sing:
“When you’re hot and you’re on fire, you gotta expect that. When you’re number one and you’re killing it, it comes with the territory. You have to be strong enough. If you’re strong enough to be number one, you have to be strong enough to endure the BS.”
Dealing With Haters Who Said She Had Sideburns Back In The Day:
“I’ma keep it all the way 100. I have nice hair. I ain’t even gonna lie. When you have ‘good hair’ you’re hairy a little bit and you have sideburns [laughs]. Some people love sideburns. This is what I thought though. On TV, on film and in pictures, it looks a little different than it does in person [laughs]. So when you’re looking in the mirror, you know, you gelling them down, but on film and on camera it may look a bit different. I looked at it like, they wack, you know, for saying that. I’m a girl, that’s real feminine for you to be saying that. But then I would look and be like, damn it! [laughs]“
How She Makes Her Relationship With Her Mom-ager Work After All These Years
“We been tight before the industry. My mom and I have an amazing relationship…Our relationship is not, oh because of the music industry, it’s more that we have a relationship and not an authoritive, mother, ‘I’m telling you what to do’ relationship.”
If She Ever Felt Like Giving Up:
“It’s definitely gotten to places where I fee like, ‘this is bulls**t’. This is not how it’s supposed to be. You’re not supposed to have to put in ten times more work and get less the pay. Just conceptually understanding the game and the agendas that people have and the fact that people look at you as a commodity and not a person. Once you understand that, you don’t take things personal. It’s about adapting and understanding it.”
If She Would ‘Allow’ Nelly To Be Friends With Tae Heckard From Here On Out:
“What? Who? I don’t know what ya’ll talking about.”
Dealing With Famous Folks Trying To Holler At Her Mom:
“It’s so annoying. I swear, since I was like 7-years old. Steve Harvey? Jay Leno? It’s really bad. He [Harvey] pushed me out the way. The first time we went to LA to do an interview, he was like, ‘Heeeey, we have Ashanti! Who that? That’s her momma? Tell her momma to come over!’”
If you have 30 minutes to spare, I would recommend checking out the interview. It had quite a few funny moments, and moments where Ashanti kept it really real about the dark side of the industry. Check it out below and share your thoughts.
While some celebrities had a very successful year, others are all too happy 2013 is coming to an end, especially these stars.
In just a few short years, Lamar Odom went from winning the Sixth Man of the Year award with the Los Angeles Lakers to an unemployed NBA player who allegedly disappears on crack binges for days at a time. Instead of suiting up to play in the 2013-14 season, Odom has been mysteriously absent. Although his wife of four years initially vowed to stand by her husband’s side while he battles drug addiction, even Khloe Kardashian-Odom has her limits. After weeks of speculation, the reality television star has filed for divorce and asked the courts to officially drop her married name.
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If you don’t already have Janelle Monae’s new album The Electric Lady, you are truly missing out. It just might be album of the year (I’m torn between it and Justin Timberlake’s 20/20 Experience), but we still have a few months left in 2013 to figure that out. To promote the new disc, the beauty actually hit up The Breakfast Club. And while the show is usually a bit much when it comes to the questions they ask their guests, the hosts were on their best behavior. Well, for the most part (DJ Envy tried to imply she was gay but her facial expression shut that down real quick). Check out what she had to say about what it’s really like to work with Diddy and if she’s on Bad Boy, having jam sessions with Prince, and why sales do matter to her.
Is She on Bad Boy? And What It’s Like Working With Diddy:
“Diddy actually is somebody I have to credit for helping me get my career off the ground. I started my own label a few years back, the Wondaland Arts Society, and Big Boi was working with us, and Puff came down and saw what we were doing and just wanted to help. He said, ‘I don’t want to be involved creatively with anything you guys got going on, I just want the world to know about you.’ So it’s a partnership. I came into the business owning my own label.
It’s a very unique position that I’m very thankful for. I was very anti-major label. I just felt that I didn’t see myself out there. I felt that if I was going to be signed directly to this big machine I would have to change my image, my music and stuff, so I felt the most important thing was getting the music to the people, unfiltered…I’ve been in the unique position to have Puff’s support and Big Boi’s support. They’re executive producing this album. I’m here because artists helped me get to this level.”
How She Became So Close With The Purple One:
“My first nationally released EP, Metropolis, came out and he listened to it. I was actually on tour with Raphael Saadiq and he had his DJ, DJ Rasheeda, she came backstage and said, ‘I have someone who wants to talk to you’ and I’m like, ‘Okay.’ So I get on the phone and this voice…I’m going to do it in my voice, he said ‘I love your voice, I love what you’re doing, I’m happy, I’m proud,’ and ‘Do you want to come over for a jam session?’ So he invited my band and I over for a jam session. We stayed up until seven in the morning just talking and playing music. He took me on tour with him, I did Madison Square Garden and the Forum in L.A.”
Charlamagne: ”Did he feed you pancakes?”
“I’ve actually had pancakes. We all did, he’s a great host. But we didn’t play basketball [laughs].
But I’m just humbled and thankful. He doesn’t appear on a lot of albums so just to have his support–again, I’m here because a community of artists have supported me.”
And Why Sales Do Mean Something To Her:
“I need ya’ll support. I have not sold a million albums or 500,000 but I think this music is worth it.”
Charlamagne: “You care about that stuff?”
“I want everybody in the entire galaxy to hear this music. I don’t write music just for myself. I write it to help inspire and heal and to move people, you know what I mean? I want the world to hear about this album.”
And the world needs to quit sleeping and open their ears because she’s one of the most talented artists we have in all of music right now. Click over to the next page to watch her 20-minute interview with Charlamagne, DJ Envy and Angela Yee at Power 105.1.
Welp. That’s all folks. Turns out everything Mona Scott Young touches isn’t television gold. Unfortunately, Vh1′s “The Gossip Game” won’t be renewed for a second season. For those of you who never got a chance to watch, the show aimed to document the lives of women working in media and the behind the scenes drama that occurs between the group of women. The cast included media personalities Angela Yee, K. Foxx, Ms. Drama, Sharon Carpenter, Vivian Billings, Jas Fly and Kim Osorio.
Vivian Billings, the founder of HipHopGossipSite.com, speculates that the show didn’t do well because it was it wasn’t marketed properly. She wrote this letter to her fans on the site.
I am sad to inform my readers that there will NOT be a second season of Vh1′s “The Gossip Game”. I’m not sure what the reasoning was behind the cancellation, but I will say this. There was a lot going on behind the scenes that affected our show.
For starters, our original start time was 9pm and was pushed back to 9:30 because T.I.’s “A Family Hustle” was a family show and coming on at 10′oclock while most families are getting ready for bed was #NOBueno.
Then we were pushed back to 11pm (which I never understood why that happened) because “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” was coming back to our TV screens and they HAD to repeat that show twice along with T.I.’s show before they even aired our show. Hence, our show never even had a chance.
So it was no surprise to me that our show got canned. But not one to worry, I’ve got some other things in the works so I know I’ll be straight.
There’s no official word about why these ladies won’t be joining us for a second season, we all know if a show doesn’t make money it doesn’t make sense, so we can only assume the show wasn’t pulling in viewers. Which isn’t all too surprising. I’m sure there is some drama behind in the lives of media personalities, but for the purposes of a show, I’m guessing it wasn’t enough to keep people’s attention, especially when they have to compete with the likes of fellow Vh1 shows like “Love and Hip Hop” and “T.I. and The Family Hustle.”
Did you watch this show? Why do you think the it didn’t make it?
Monday night, the first episode of VH1′s newest reality show, The Gossip Game debuted. When we first reported on the show, some of you expressed that you were excited about its debut, as you expected that a reality show starring seven career-driven women would offer positivity. Others revealed that they expected nothing more than another ratchet reality show with a different name, concocted in the mind of media maven, Mona Scott-Young. Considering all of the backbiting, public screaming matches and verbal assassinations that went down, the premiere episode proved that drama is to be expected this season. But is that all we can expect from the show that once offered promise of positive images of Black women on television? In a recent VH1 blog post, The Gossip Game star and host of Power 105.1′s The Breakfast Club, Angela Yee discussed the show’s first episode. In the blog, the radio personality expressed that the show was actually supposed to rise above the craziness that we’re used to seeing on other reality television programs. An excerpt from her post reads:
“Why would you agree to do a reality show? That’s the first question I get in almost every interview. It seems that everyone and their mama has a show now, or is working on a pilot for a show, or has an idea for a show that could work. There’s a stigma about reality shows and the people who star in them. Reality shows mean your career will end, your marriage will be cursed, you have to fight and/or throw a drink, or you’re going to end up broke and a has-been when the series ends. Only a slim percentage of people will go on to profit and reap the benefits.
When I interviewed Marlon Wayans, he pulled me to the side after and warned me not to get into a fight or act crazy on TV. Of course, that was never my intention. I’ve seen people “turn up” for the camera, thinking that this is the best way to maximize their platform and get more camera time. This formula works, but it’s shortsighted. When the season ends, where do you go?
The Gossip Game is supposed to defy this formula. There are 7 women who have their careers and reputations on the line. After working over 8 years in radio to build my brand, I would never want to misrepresent myself. I’ve had to deal with racism, sexism, rumors, malice, a little bit of everything. I’m used to being around men at work all the time, and dealing with a cast of women is a completely different arena.”
So far, the show doesn’t exactly appear to be much different from any other reality television show, but I suppose that could eventually change.
Did you check out The Gossip Game? What do you think of the show so far?
If you’re anything like us, you’ve probably heard about all the drama brewing between radio hosts and potential reality TV stars K Foxx and Angela Yee and wondered what exactly they’re beefing about. Instead of speculating that it’s just typical crabs in a barrel mentality, we decided to go straight to the source — one of them anyway. Check out our interview with Hot 97′s K Foxx as she tells us what her real issue with Power 105 host Angela Yee is.
You’ve read the headlines, listened to the radio shows and even seen the trailers. The bloggers, hosts and media mavens are coming to Vh1 for their new series “Gossip Game.” Before you tune in and sip the tea these ladies are serving see what they had to say about each other and what we can expect from the show. Check out what these women had to say in the video above.
A couple of weeks ago, we told you about Mona Scott-Young’s new reality show, “The Gossip Game,” which is a series based on the lives of popular media personalities and gossip bloggers. The cast for the series is comprised of Vibe.com‘s JasFly, The Source magazine’s Editor In Chief, Kim Osorio, The Breakfast Club‘s Angela Yee, Hot 97′s K.Foxx, Hip Hop Gossip Site’s Vivian Billings, Global Grind‘s Sharon Carpenter and internet personality Ms. Drama.
During last night’s episode of “Love & Hip Hop,” the network debuted the official trailer for the upcoming series, which is scheduled to debut April 1st at 9 pm EST. The teaser briefly shows all seven cast members and offers a little taste of what we can expect from each of the ladies during the upcoming season. It definitely looks like there will be some friction. Both Viv and Ms. Drama somewhat imply that there is potential drama brewing on the horizon.
In case you missed our original posting on “The Gossip Game,” check out VH1′s description of the new series below.
“VH1′s new series ‘The Gossip Game,’ draws viewers into the lives of seven media personalities covering the fast-paced, competitive urban entertainment beat in New York City. Every day, these ambitious women navigate the ever-shifting landscape of the media industry, where they strive to preserve their place in the ‘pecking order’ while chasing the latest exclusive scoop. These rivals, who often find themselves at the epicenter of celebrity controversy, forge an uneasy alliance of friendly foes as they compete to hit their professional marks by being the first to break the latest news and divulge the intimate details of the enviable lives of hip hop’s movers and shakers.”
Check out “The Gossip Game’s” trailer on the following page and let us know what you think.
If you have ever been the least bit interested in taking a peak into the secret lives of gossip bloggers and media personalities, you’re about to have your wish granted and your curiosity quenched. VH1 recently released the roster of shows that will be appearing on their spring schedule and one of them happens to be a new show that will be produced by “Love & Hip Hop’s” Mona Scott-Young entitled, The Gossip Game. According to the network’s press release, the show will provide viewers with a glimpse into the lives of seven well-known and ambitious media personalities.
The Gossip Game’s starring lineup includes: Kim Osorio, Editor-in-Chief of The Source; Angela Yee, co-host of Power 105.1′s The Breakfast Club, K.Foxx, co-host of Hot 97′s The Cipha Sounds & Rosenburg Show with K.Foxx; Sharon Carpenter of Global Grind; Vibe columnist, JasFly; Ms. Drama, host of Ms Drama TV blog and Vivian Billings of Hip Hop Gossip Site.
Judging by the press release, it appears that this show will play on the competitive landscape of the media industry, as many of the aforementioned cast members are rivals and ultimately duking it out with one another to get the latest exclusives and “preserve their place in the pecking order.”
The Gossip Game is executive produced by Brian Flanagan, Matthew Ostrom, Laura Palumbo Johnson and Sean Lee on behalf of Magilla Entertainment, Tone Boots and Jay Griffin for District Media and Mona Scott-Young for Monami Entertainment, Tom Ciaccio, in addition to a VH1 production team.
The show is scheduled to premiere Monday, April 1st at 9:00 pm EST and a few of the gossip girls are already buzzing about it.
It will be rather interesting to see how this show is received by the public, as a common complaint about many reality shows with all-female casts is that the stars became famous as a result of who they’ve slept with, dated or married. That doesn’t appear to be the case with this show.
Are you interested in checking out The Gossip Game? Did any of your favorite bloggers or personalities make the cut?
Jazmine Denise is a news writer for Madame Noire. Follow her on Twitter @jazminedenise.
Get Your Life: Erica Mena Threatens Radio Personality Angela Yee Via Twitter And Shows Up At Her Job
Who remembers last season’s “Love & Hip Hop” reunion special when Erica Mena tearfully admitted that her behavior was totally unacceptable and promised to do better? How about last month when she claimed that she was going to clean up her act? I suppose all of that went out of the window because it seems that her erratic antics have reached an all time low.
Over the past couple of days, the “Love & Hip Hop” star has been utilizing her Twitter account to hurl a tirade of insults at Power 105.1′s The Breakfast Club host, Angela Yee. It seems that Ms. Mena got her panties in a bunch after Angela tweeted a question, asking her Twitter followers what they thought of Erica’s new single “Fantasy”.
“What y’all think of Erica Mena singing?” Angela tweeted.
As to be expected, the responses received were not flattering to say the least and Erica, of course, was not too happy about it. Instead of using the negative responses as motivation to improve her “craft”, she lashed out at Yee in a series of insulting tweets.
“This cabbage patch slore bag loves talking about me so when I run into let’s see if she can still say all this to my face.
“You need to really be asking what people are going to think when I slap the blood out your face
The ladies continued to exchange insults, but Erica and her minions took things a step further when they showed up Angela’s job this morning with a box of donuts (as depicted in the above photograph) and waited for her to arrive. There was no real exchange between the two. Yee walked into the building and Erica did nothing. She later tweeted the above photo of herself along with her cronies, which read:
Angela wasted no time striking back via her Twitter page.
“It’s 6:04am do you know where your son is?”
The high school-type bickering ensued as to be expected. Many believe that the indifference between Erica and Angela goes a bit deeper than what meets the eye, as Erica is rumored to have had an affair with Angela’s married co-host DJ Envy in the past.
It seems that Angela wasn’t the only person whom Ms. Mena felt the need to confront. She also hurled insults towards Chaundrea Nicolle, the alleged mother of Rich Dollaz’s pre-teen daughter. If you recall, Chaundrea came out some time ago and exposed Rich for allegedly not taking care of their daughter.
“@Chaundrea LOL Chaundrea’s truck looking broke down in court today! Fake LV bag and nappy a** lmfao pic!”
What do you make of Erica’s off-the-wall behavior?
Jazmine Denise is a news writer for Madame Noire. Follow her on Twitter @jazminedenise.