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R&B Battles: Joe Says R Kelly Tried To Sabotage His Career

April 8th, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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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

March 3rd, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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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.”

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And after that Gary, who is an aspiring musician clapped back.

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

 

 

“I Don’t Hate Jennifer Lopez” Rosie Perez Addresses The Supposed Feud

February 27th, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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Rosie Perez Addresses The Supposed Feud

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.

Shade: Rashidah Ali Says K.Michelle Jacked Her Hairstyle

October 30th, 2013 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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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?

*Update* “I Hate Broke B!tches” Rihanna Compares Her Networth To Teyana Taylor’s

September 24th, 2013 - By Veronica Wells
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Rihanna And Teyana Taylor

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.

And then just for good measure she posted the following picture on her Instagram account.
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Yeah, that’s a run up get done up for real. We’re sure it’ll only be a matter of time before Rihanna “Clapback” Fenty responds.  We’ll keep you posted.
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And just as we suspected Rihanna continued the discussion, sans an @ mention on Twitter.

Screaming in an empty room! #dontfeedtheanimals

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

Even though Rihanna refuses mention Teyana, it didn’t stop her from coming for her pockets. Check out the current background image behind Rihanna’s Twitter bio.
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Dang! Why did you have to come for her pockets Rih Rih? Sigh… it’s just not fair.

But…not to be outdone, Teyana had an image of her own.
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Daaaanggggg…low blow.

‘I Do Not, I Repeat, I Do Not Have Beef With Keyshia Cole Or Ciara,’ — So Says Lil Mo

July 10th, 2013 - By Brande Victorian
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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?

Please Welcome Cash Money’s Newest Signee…Al Sharpton! The Rev Signs A Deal For His Latest Project

June 29th, 2013 - By Drenna Armstrong
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Rev. Al Sharpton

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No, I’m not joking.

My initial response was, “No, who’s playing a cruel joke?”  I mean, this has already been a tough week in news, entertainment and everything else. The last thing we needed was for Al Sharpton to lose his mind.

But according to HuffingtonPost.com, is definitely signed to Cash Money. Well, Cash Money Content, that is.  Rev. Sharpton recently signed a deal with Cash Money Content, the record label’s publishing division, to release his new book, The Rejected Stone. The deal is a partnership between CMC and Simon & Schuster’s Atria imprint.

The book will be discuss how Sharpton went from a cunning street activist to a civil rights leader. It will be released on October 8th.

This is definitely an odd pairing and neither Sharpton reps nor Cash Money reps discussed how or why they decided to sign this deal. In fact, Sharpton and Lil Wayne, Cash Money Records’ biggest bread winner, got into a war of words just a few years ago.

In 2008, Sharpton harshly criticized Wayne’s excessive use of the “b word” and “n word” in his music. In response, Wayne came directly back at Sharpton in a song from his The Carter III album saying, “You are no Jesse Jackson. You are nobody to me. You’re just another Don King—with a perm.” That prompted Sharpton to make one last response: “Why dignify a response to one rap artist who doesn’t even say anything substantive?”

Sharpton says he will discuss Lil Wayne and other rappers in his book in hopes of starting an open dialogue:

“Just because we disagree doesn’t mean we have to be disagreeable.”

I guess that’s that! Something tells me Lil Wayne still won’t be jumping at the opportunity to have a discussion with Rev. Al.

‘She Isn’t Genuine:’ The Notorious K.I.M. And Her Fans Aren’t Moved By Nicki Minaj’s Favorite Rapper Mention

May 30th, 2013 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Earlier this week Nicki Minaj paid a visit to Hot 97 and squashed her year-long beef with station. It also appeared that she was testing the waters in an attempt to dead her long-lived beef with fellow New York emcee Lil Kim when she named Kim as one of her favorite rappers.

“My favorite? Fox, Kim, Lauryn and then Remy. You know when Remy came out, I was very, very excited about her. Um, but with the Foxy, Kim and Remy, they were all from New York too. It’s no disrespect to any other female rappers, but those are the ones I felt like, ‘Oh okay,  yeah, I can get into that,’” Nicki said.
Lil Kim, however, doesn’t appear to be buying Nicki’s whole spiel. A huge debate broke out on Twitter between Nicki’s “Barbz:” and Kim’s “KillerBees.” The Bees argued that Nicki’s Lil Kim mention was insincere and that she simply mentioned Kim to get press, while the Barbz argued that Nicki doesn’t need to use Kim to get press, if anything, it’s the other way around. Although Kim didn’t directly comment on the situation, she did retweet some of the comments made by fans.
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Do the KillerBees have a point? Was Nicki’s Lil Kim mention a little calculating on her part?
My favorite? Fox, Kim, Lauryn and then Remy. You know when Remy came out, I was very, very excited about her. Um, but with the Foxy, Kim and Remy, they were all from New York too. It’s no disrespect to any other female rappers, but those are the ones I felt like, ‘Oh okay,  yeah, I can get into that.’ – See more at: http://madamenoire.com/279211/despite-their-beef-in-the-past-nicki-minaj-still-calls-lil-kim-a-major-influence-in-her-career-also-big-ups-missy-remy-ma-and-left-eye-too/#sthash.8A45nAFz.dpuf
My favorite? Fox, Kim, Lauryn and then Remy. You know when Remy came out, I was very, very excited about her. Um, but with the Foxy, Kim and Remy, they were all from New York too. It’s no disrespect to any other female rappers, but those are the ones I felt like, ‘Oh okay,  yeah, I can get into that.’ – See more at: http://madamenoire.com/279211/despite-their-beef-in-the-past-nicki-minaj-still-calls-lil-kim-a-major-influence-in-her-career-also-big-ups-missy-remy-ma-and-left-eye-too/#sthash.8A45nAFz.dpuf
My favorite? Fox, Kim, Lauryn and then Remy. You know when Remy came out, I was very, very excited about her. Um, but with the Foxy, Kim and Remy, they were all from New York too. It’s no disrespect to any other female rappers, but those are the ones I felt like, ‘Oh okay,  yeah, I can get into that.’ – See more at: http://madamenoire.com/279211/despite-their-beef-in-the-past-nicki-minaj-still-calls-lil-kim-a-major-influence-in-her-career-also-big-ups-missy-remy-ma-and-left-eye-too/#sthash.8A45nAFz.dpuf
My favorite? Fox, Kim, Lauryn and then Remy. You know when Remy came out, I was very, very excited about her. Um, but with the Foxy, Kim and Remy, they were all from New York too. It’s no disrespect to any other female rappers, but those are the ones I felt like, ‘Oh okay,  yeah, I can get into that.’ – See more at: http://madamenoire.com/279211/despite-their-beef-in-the-past-nicki-minaj-still-calls-lil-kim-a-major-influence-in-her-career-also-big-ups-missy-remy-ma-and-left-eye-too/#sthash.8A45nAFz.dpuf
My favorite? Fox, Kim, Lauryn and then Remy. You know when Remy came out, I was very, very excited about her. Um, but with the Foxy, Kim and Remy, they were all from New York too. It’s no disrespect to any other female rappers, but those are the ones I felt like, ‘Oh okay,  yeah, I can get into that.’ – See more at: http://madamenoire.com/279211/despite-their-beef-in-the-past-nicki-minaj-still-calls-lil-kim-a-major-influence-in-her-career-also-big-ups-missy-remy-ma-and-left-eye-too/#sthash.8A45nAFz.dpuf
My favorite? Fox, Kim, Lauryn and then Remy. You know when Remy came out, I was very, very excited about her. Um, but with the Foxy, Kim and Remy, they were all from New York too. It’s no disrespect to any other female rappers, but those are the ones I felt like, ‘Oh okay,  yeah, I can get into that.’ – See more at: http://madamenoire.com/279211/despite-their-beef-in-the-past-nicki-minaj-still-calls-lil-kim-a-major-influence-in-her-career-also-big-ups-missy-remy-ma-and-left-eye-too/#sthash.8A45nAFz.dpuf

Make Up Already! Rihanna Continues To Be The Biggest Critic Of Ciara And Her PR Team (“Why Am I STILL The Main Topic Of Her Interviews!!”)

April 25th, 2013 - By Clarke Gail Baines
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According to MissJia.com, the issues between Rihanna and Ciara are still going, but things are starting to seem a bit one-sided. While Ciara does address their problems in almost every interview she has been doing for her new album, Ciara, and new video, “Body Party,” she’s kept it pretty tame and civil. She basically doesn’t know why Rihanna doesn’t like her, but she’s focused on staying positive no matter what. But as I’ve said before, it would probably be better if Ci Ci just didn’t waste time answering questions about her, because not only is it a distraction from the great things she has going on, but Rihanna is just out in these streets waiting to pop off about it.

Miss Jia says that an Instagram follower tagged Rihanna in a screenshot from a recent interview Ciara did where the ATL singer was asked about the Bajan singer and seemed to handle it calm and cool without throwing shade. But the interview was enough to get homegirl to vent, AGAIN, at Ciara and her publicist. Whoever that person may be.

“Why am I still the main topic of her interviews!! She don’t be shame tho? How she let em play her like that everytime?? It’s like,  “yea I know you’re here to talk about (insert album title) but we wanna talk about a more relevant topic…Rihanna!!!” Like she sits there and falls for it everytime!!!!”

“#whurrisyopublicist”

*Sigh* I don’t really have much of an opinion about this anymore because it’s starting to be sad at this point. It’s like a mean girl coming after the new girl on the block or something. But really, we know how folks like to pop off when others are walking around with their names in their mouth, especially bringing them up in the media. But seriously though, let’s just grow up already ladies. There’s enough room in the game for both of you.

What do you think of her comments?

You Can Always Say “No Comment”: Ciara Speaks To Hot 97 About Her Ongoing Issues With Rihanna (Again) And Why Beyoncé’s A Beast

April 19th, 2013 - By Clarke Gail Baines
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I can’t imagine being a celebrity, doing an interview and constantly being asked about somebody else. Kelly Rowland has done a pretty good job at keeping the smiles going and keeping it positive while people spend half of her interviews asking about Beyoncé or Blue Ivy, but for Ciara, people want to know about her drama. And she seems to have no problem answering any and all questions about it, when it might be best not to.

Sitting down with Cipha Sounds, K. Foxx, Rosenberg, and Ebro at Hot 97, we assume to do promo for her album Ciara being released this summer, the singer opened up about everything from why she’s being so public with her relationship with Future, to what the deal is with her beef with Rihanna, and why she loves her some Beyoncé.

When asked why she is being so forward in public with her feelings about rapper Future (the couple already has tattoos for each other), especially after claiming to be private about her love life (but what about Bow Wow and 50 Cent??), she said it’s because she’s ready to:

“I felt comfortable in this situation. I feel like you have to be comfortable because when you do step outside, you put yourself in a situation for everyone to have an opinion.”

As for what the deal is with going back and forth with Rihanna:

“I don’t have no beef…it is what it is. I don’t know what she’s on. Whatever she’s on, she can have it. I’m so cool, I’m so in my zone right now. It’s not that many of us doing what we do. It shouldn’t be anything but love. I feel like all of us and what we do is different anyway, so I couldn’t understand what the need to create drama would be, but I wish her well.”

And why despite the drama she’s had with some R&B divas in the past, she rides with Beyoncé:

“I think everybody can coexist. I have a lot of respect for Beyoncé. I think she’s just an amazing performer. She’s a beast. She’s worked hard to be where she is right now and she deserves all the respect.”

Watch the full interview and her thoughts on women in R&B coexisting, her man Future, and why she doesn’t want to waste time with any Ri Ri drama anymore on the next page.

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