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Several months ago, there were reports that Chris Brown and Drake had squashed their epic 2012 beef with one another that started whenpeople from their camps were seen throwing bottles in a Soho nightclub. Late last year, sources say Drake and his crew came out to see Brown perform at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas. And then afterward, they were backstage hugging, drinking and talking about collaborating with one another.
Apparently the mediator was music executive Abou Thiam, Akon’s brother and Tracee Ellis Ross’ rumored on-again, off-again boo.
And the proof that the two have ended the madness came in the form of an Instagram picture featuring both Drake and Chris is the studio together early this morning.
No word on whether they’ve actually worked on a track together or if they’re just kicking it but we’ll see.
If they do collaborate, we wonder if their common link will come up…
While the Pattie LaBelle and Aretha Franklin upset turned out to be just a misunderstanding, these divas have been vocal, and sometimes underhandedly so, about their disdain for another songstress. Check out these dueling divas and their sometimes petty spats.
Keri Hilson and Beyonce
In her 2009 remix of “Turnin’ Me On,” Keri sang about an unidentified singer who used other people to write her songs without giving credit. Somehow that rubbed Beyonce stans the wrong way and the Bey Hive has not missed an opportunity to sting Keri since. Keri stands on her claim that the song was not about Bey, but the damage was already done.
It seems that while comedians have all the confidence to say what’s on their mind, they are also sensitive people. Some comedians take even more offense to what their fellow comedians have to say. These comedians have had feuds other comedians.
Jamie Foxx vs. Howard Stern
Back in 2010 when Howard Stern made snide remarks, meant to be funny, about Gabourey Sidibe’s career, Jamie Foxx didn’t think it was funny. Jamie shot back by calling out Stern’s co-host Robin Quivers, a black woman, saying she and Sidibe had a lot in common. Stern responded by calling Jamie a closet homosexual. After Jamie called him “Coward Stern” the feud fizzled and died out.
When you have so much to say, and want it to be effective, you have to make sure that you get your point across with the most prominent punch. When you have the music medium to help you to express yourself, you can either answer back to someone, or just put all of your issues with them out on the table. In doing so, you can land on this list.
Now we know about some of the obvious candidates that came from the East Coast vs. West Coasts beefs, Jay Z vs. Nas, and the recent Kendrick vs. Drake. I’m going to try to surprise you with this list. Here are 14 songs that artists used to address someone who they were angry with, or wanted to answer to a previous song. Now, let’s get to it:
Well, what is this? Seems like R Kelly can’t live free of scandal. There’s always another piece of the puzzle, revealing some type of shady nature. Typically, it has something to do with his sexual perversions but today, it’s an all out man war…ok I exaggerate.
In an interview with Vlad Tv, Joe spoke about R Kelly refusing to work with people who played his music. See what he had to say.
“It’s funny because I was getting credible information from [program directors] and friends of mine as well. This guy has no idea these were my friends as well that you’re talking to. And, as if they’re really going to stop playing my record because you said ‘if you don’t stop playing his record I’m never going to come back to the show…’ It was really one of those things like you can’t really be serious.”
And while Joe says he heard this from several people, he’s still willing to give Kellz the benefit of the doubt.
“To me though it’s still alleged because I don’t have facts on it, But… naw there’s no possible way I would allow that to happen because of the relationships I’ve built in the industry as well. No one man has all that power. Trust me when I tell you.”
So what caused this tension then? Obviously, Joe doesn’t know but he says he thinks it was a bit of jealousy and perhaps R Kelly feeling threatened that Joe was going to come and take his spot.
Never any altercation. I think sometimes when you feel a little bit of that threat, someone in your lane. When you got that lane wide open you’re able drive how you want. Almost like you’re the only on that lane and the only car allowed to drive on that lane. And now here I am on that bumper kind of tapping you a little bit like, ‘Move, man.’ Like, ‘You ain’t the only one here. You’re hogging he lane up.’ I think that was what it was. It was a little bit of a threat not that side. Because he don’t even know how much I respect him as far as his music goes. I think he’s an incredible talent but I got a nice whip too.
DJ Vlad suggested maybe it was the similar steez, the shaved head, fit frame and smooth vocals that made R feel like Joe was coming for his position. Joe says his decision to get rid of his hair had nothing to do with trying to look like R Kelly.
I don’t know but I had to get rid of mine. My dad messed my hair line up, like years ago. It was time to get rid of that. And I think a few of your listeners they should take that into consideration. get rid of it man let that thing go. You’ll look different, you’re still you, it’s alright.
What do you think about these accusations? A part of me wonders why R Kelly would ever be jealous of Joe. I mean, while I would argue that Joe has a nicer voice, with more range, R Kelly has been far more successful. The man has hits for days, and not just the ones he’s written for himself either. His career writing and producing for some of the biggest artists in the game has been just as lucrative. But we’ve heard weirder things said about the man and insecurity is a terrible thing.
Do you believe R Kelly really had it out for Joe?
“That’s What Happens When You Bring Strays Home” Nick Gordon and Bobbi Kristina’s Cousin Go At It On Twitter
The Houston family is no stranger to drama. But usually it’s not aired out for the whole world to see. But that wasn’t the case earlier this morning when Gary Michael Houston, Whitney’s nephew and Nick Gordon, Bobbi Kristina’s husband started beefing on Twitter. Apparently, Nick and Gary had some type of disagreement that nearly turned physical. And instead of settling it there, they took it online.
The tiff started when Nick called Gary, who is Michael Houston’s brother, and other members of the family “fake.”
And after that Gary, who is an aspiring musician clapped back.
That’s when Nick goes into details about the physical altercation. Nick says that a girl held him back, I guess insinuating that a.) he’s weak or b.) he was scared to fight Nick.
I guess around this time someone must have gotten in Houston’s ear and told him to chill out, promote his music or take this foolishness off the internet.
Sigh. I’m not going to pretend that my family doesn’t have their own set of unique problems. But Twitter is not the place to hash all of this out. It’s tacky, to say the least, and I doubt Auntie Whitney would approve.
A few weeks ago, we told you about the “beef” between Rosie Perez and Jennifer Lopez. Turns out we may have gotten the story a bit twisted. While it’s true that Perez and Lopez did get into it two decades ago, Rosie told Piers Morgan that today, there’s no bad blood between she and J Lo.
“I don’t hate Jennifer Lopez. I have great respect for her. When I first saw her, I knew she was going to be a star. Yes, we had a tiff and it was 20 years ago. It’s unfortunate that the tabloids try to portray it as something that is current. I’ve moved on, and I’m sure she has also. We’re grown women. And it’s really disgusting to me that the media tried to pit two Latinas against each other. It’s just so difficult, and so hard, to make it in this industry, especially if you’re a person of color. And for them to do that was really shameful.”
Ok Rosie we hear you. Old stuff. So by now I’m sure you’re wondering why did she even bring her up then? It was all a part of the greater message, of her learning to deal with her anger issues.
“I don’t only talk about her. I talk about how I was rude to Jamie Foxx, how I was rude to Spike Lee, how I was rude to Don Cornelius. I hit the poor man in the head–in his forehead– with a chicken wing. And it was all because I didn’t know how to articulate my anger.”
By the time she was 8 years old, Rosie was sent to live at a group home and came into contact with some characters. She learned to develop a tough exterior to cope with her new surroundings and the people there. Unfortunately, took that attitude with her even after she’d left that environment.
“One of the counselors in the group home, this wonderful man, his name is Nigel Johnson. One day he told me when I was leaving the group home, he said, ‘Life dealt you a shitty hand.’” I went ‘Gee thanks for the encouragement. And good life to you too’ Then he says, ‘But you can always ask for new cards.’ And I said, ‘How?’ And he said, ‘You’re going to figure it out when you get tired of holding that hand.”
Valuable lesson for Rosie and for us. It is a shame that the media focused on an old argument rather than the healing Rosie had to find in her own life. Though we received this information about this alleged feud from another source, and didn’t have access to the book ourselves, we share in some of the responsibility in reporting that the tension between the two was still present.
The other lesson here is that mainstream media really doesn’t care about a Latina woman disrespecting a black man. The story about Rosie Perez “beefing” with Jennifer Lopez, who is heavily recognizable in mainstream media, is far more juicy.
Now that you understand what Rosie is really trying to articulate in her book and her various interactions with other celebrities, are you more likely to pick it up? Why do you think the media was so quick to paint this story as though it was a current issue?
You can watch this clip from her Piers Morgan interview in the video below.
At this point in the game, most Love & Hip Hop fans are aware that K. Michelle changes her hair just about as often as she changes her drawers, so I’m not 100% sure where Rashidah Ali is going with this, but the former redhead recently accused her new co-star of jacking her signature hair color.
“Well, I changed my hair color K.Michelle did come to New York and swagger jacked my whole entire hairstyle,” Rashidah told VH1 during the Love & Hip Hop season four premiere party.
She went on to say that the leader in her wouldn’t allow her to share a hair color with K.
“I’m a leader. I’m a person who likes to be separated from this rest. I don’t wanna be the other girl on the show with the red hair. So I intentionally changed my hair color just to be different.”
Rashidah adds that she will gladly allow K to rock the red tresses.
“She can have that. The red was last season. We’ve moved on to new and better things. So kudos to her. Rebellious Soul, right? There you go,” she sarcastically added.
We definitely sense some shade there, but maybe she was just joking? Though we could understand why some of the other ladies might resent K, as she made it quite clear that she’s not interested in shooting scenes with any of them.
Watch Rashidah’s interview on the next page. What do you make of this?
And here we were thinking Rihanna and Teyana Taylor were cool. Well, I guess things change. Here’s how it all went down.
Two weeks ago, Teyana posted this Instagram video of herself singing Anita Baker’s “Caught Up In The Rapture.”
If you ain’t know, Teyana can sing a little bit. But apparently, Rihanna and her crew tend to disagree because just 6 hours ago Rihanna posted this video of her male hair dresser Yusef singing the same song, (right where Teyana left off as a matter of fact), in a long wavy wig and a snap back. Classic Teyana.
See for yourself.
And she captioned it: “Bitches be like…yasssss.”
Now usually Rihanna shade leaves a bit more open for interpretation but this right here seems like shots directly fired at Teyana.
Either way, Ms. Taylor didn’t take to kindly to it and essentially told Rihanna, via Twitter of course, “run up get done up.” Maybe that’s not the exact sentiment but I always wanted to use that phrase. Here’s what she actually said:
Don’t play wit me rihanna f-ck all this industry sh-t, YOU & I know each other VERY well. Throwing subs 4 wat? u got my #, don’t show off.
y’all could bully everybody else & get away wit that sh-t but that sh-t ain’t gone work ova here. so y’all could miss me with that NAVY sh-t
i sing caught in the rapture on IG then she posts her boy singing the same song, the same part, with curly hair and a snap back???
petty is petty and shade is shade, b!tch knew what the f**k she was doing.
Screaming in an empty room!
I REFUSE to help your career…you will NOT get an @ from me! Not til you pay me! #iRefuse
I hate broke b-tches.
And then Teyana…
Don’t let twitter get you F-CKED UP!!!!
Melissa & Robyn never been about that life. Them b-tches know wassuppp!
Sh-t I Hate Broke B-tches Too.
You Used To F-ckn With B-tches Knowing They NOT Gon Clap Back #yougonelearntoday #shortywhereyourheartat @rihanna
Let me stop y’all know RiRi punk A$$ be pressing charges
Dang! Why did you have to come for her pockets Rih Rih? Sigh… it’s just not fair.
Tonight TV One debuts its latest reality TV spinoff, “R&B Divas LA” and one of the divas starring on the show is ’90s singer Lil Mo. We had a chance to catch up with the “Superwoman” singer in Los Angeles and we asked her everything we’ve been wondering about the resurgent artist, like where has she been, why she decided to dip into reality TV, and what is her beef with Keyshia Cole — if there is any. Check out what she said in our interview. Do you believe her?