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We fully expected a Chris Brown – Karrueche Tran reunion sooner or later after we heard the “Fine China” singer broke up with Rihanna, and according to the NY Post, that’s happened sooner rather than later.
Reportedly after the Billboard Music Awards Sunday night, Breezy headed to the Bank nightclub at the Bellagio in Vegas for a party hosted by Bruno Mars and according one witness:
“Brown was standing on the banquette dancing with Tran . . . he bent down a few times to kiss her, and kept running his hand through her hair and singing to her.”
Is anyone surprised? The mere fact that Karrueche was tolerating all of the Rihanna nonsense before Chris so publicly broke up with her to be with the Bajan singer told us she’d most likely be right there whenever that little trist came to an end, and it looks like that prediction was right.
Wonder how long this reunion will last?
Next to the fashion, performances are what people really tune into music award shows to see and during this year’s Billboard Music Awards, viewers saw a lot.
From Karate head chopping to missed notes and on-stage lap dances, this year’s award show had some of everything. Let’s run down the most, um, interesting.
If this tweet from Breezy doesn’t give you an indication of how his performance went last night, let us break it down to you: we would’ve taken autotune over that beat up “Fine China” falsetto any day.
Lil hoarse for the performance but it happens. Good Isht otherwise.
— Chris Brown(@chrisbrown) May 20, 2013
The good thing is Breezy can still dance, but we’re just a wee bit nervous about the future of his singing career. Might be a good time to make that ultimate switch to rap.
Every award show we know there are going to be some hits, some misses, and some WTF were they thinkings when it comes to red carpet fashion (that was our nice way of saying bold in the headline). This year’s 2013 Billboard Music Awards were no different. Check out the best and the most interesting outfits we saw.
If you didn’t believe Chris Brown was a bit narcissistic, news of his “Chris Brown Channel” app might change your mind.
The singer announced that he’s launching a new app that will allow his fans to follow him around and know his whereabouts 24/7. The app will inform you of his tweets, pics, videos and songs.
Here’s what Chris had to say about the app.
“I am so excited to get closer to my fans- to bring them into my world, hearing from me directly, in my own words wherever I am, whenever they want. Through my channel app, they can be a part of my music, my art and my life, day in and day out.”
All of the content will be controlled by Chris himself. So while there might be a few gratuitous documentaries and subtweets, he won’t [intentionally] post anything to damage his career.
But we say that now…
While I don’t quite understand why he needs this in addition to his Twitter and Facebook accounts but I’m sure the Chris Brown stans and groupies around the world are glad about it.
It looks like Chris Brown and Drake have similar tastes in more ways than one. The new bad boy of R&B announced during the 2013 Bet Awards press conference that he would be sampling rare Aaliyah vocals on a song titled “The Don’t Know,” which will be featured on his upcoming X album, Rumor Fix reports.
Brown is said to have already shot a music video for the song, which will act as a tribute to the fallen singer. The video was shot this past weekend in Compton, California, something that Brown says he did in an effort to “uplift the community.”
“I shot it in the hood. I went to 60th Street and Cedar Block. [I'm] bringing both worlds together and trying to uplift the poverty side of the community and show them where I’m from. I’m from Virginia, but everybody comes from a broken home or being broke — I remember when I was,” the 24-year-old “Fine China” singer revealed.
A very brief video clip from the “They Don’t Know” shoot has been recovered by Complex Magazine, but considering that there’s a mob of guys behind Brown during this particular scene of the video, many are questioning his creative vision and what the video has to do with Aaliyah. But again, this is just one scene so maybe it will all make sense once the final video is released.
It’s also interesting to note that just last year Brown’s sworn enemy Drake released a song titled “Enough Said,” featuring Aaliyah as well.
Peep the brief clip below.
Not everyone wants to read about how beautiful you think you are. Nicole Richie’s Twitter account used to be filled with Glamour Tweets, but now that Nicole is no longer under Paris’s narcissistic influence, she’s finding out that she can attract more fans with funny tweets than with vain ones. Now she makes fun of her old Glamour Tweets in her new webisode show #CandidlyNicole.
Rihanna won’t let shade from one of her 29 million Twitter followers slide so I don’t know how young Breezy thought he was going to get away with those comments about their break-up earlier this week. Oh wait, he didn’t.
On Monday, Chris Brown let it be known that his short-lived reunion with Ri Ri is now over, saying:
“I cant be focused on wife-ing someone that young. I need to be the best Chris Brown I can be.”
I think it’s safe to say Rihanna turned around and decided to be the worst Rihanna she can be when, according to the Chicago Sun Times, she gave Chris a smooth cursing out for making that statement. A source told the news outlet that when Ri Ri heard what he had to say she picked up the phone and dialed Breezy ASAP.
“She really blasted him, using language that made it sound like she never will get back with him again — no matter what people think.”
It seems Rihanna’s issue wasn’t so much the fact that he told people they were over, but more so how he relayed the message, with the source adding:
“She really thought that was a sexist, degrading thing for him to say,” referring to the “wife-ing“ comment, “Especially after all Rihanna endured after he beat her and all that.”
OK, that last comment sounds like someone “close to Rihanna” got to running their lips a bit too much, but I certainly wouldn’t doubt the rest of that story. — especially since Rihanna had this to say on Twitter.
Settling is not an option! Nothing less than 100% loyalty, honesty, and respect!! Love ain’t for kidz #butimsleeptho
— Rihanna (@rihanna) May 7, 2013
Y’all think these two are done for real?
Ever since I heard the slowed beat of Ghost Town DJ’s “My Boo” drop, I instantly had Ciara’s latest single “Body Party” on repeat. I knew the video would feature her slithering and sliding in moves that would keep EMTs busy for weeks as women across the country blew out their backs and pulled hamstrings trying to imitate the moves for their men.
I wasn’t disappointed when Ciara scissored her legs in the air for boyfriend Future as they play out how they first met for the video, but it was like deja-vu as I saw her relationship slowly steal the spotlight from her first two singles. Is it me, or does something happen to a recording artist when they fall in love and choose to flaunt it in their work? After watching Ciara’s steamy video for “Body Party,” I couldn’t help but wonder if she’s risking the buzz she’s worked so hard to build back by allowing boyfriend, Future, to make so many appearance.
Mixing business and pleasure is a risky move. There’s something about when celebs turn the camera on to their personal lives that causes their careers and their relationships to fall apart. Here are a few celebs who might want to think about leaving their boo behind-the-scenes in the future.
J.Lo had a pretty good buzz going as a singer even if her “hits” were only heard in the clubs, but as soon as Ben Affleck took J.Lo from the block to the yacht in her Jenny From the Block vid, Jenny’s singing career went man down for a minute and she was left man-less and a little embarrassed. Not to mention Ben credited the cameo with almost ruining his career. And who can forget how clearly sprung she was on the track “Dear Ben,” in which she sings,” I love you, you’re perfect.” Well apparently the feelings weren’t mutual; Ben quickly married another Jennifer after their break up and made like 11 kids with her. Sting. Word of advice for the former fly girl: You can sing all the love songs you want about your boo, just don’t name them after him and throw said boo in all your videos.
There have been many artists that have crossed over to different music genres for a variety of reasons, but these 15 and their circumstances are among the most interesting. Click on to find out who made the list and why.
From Rap to Reggae
Last month, Snoop Lion (formerly Snoop Dog) released his reggae crossover album titled Reincarnation, which debuted at number 16 on the Billboard charts – miles away from the number 1 spots earned by game changing albums like Doggystyle and Tha Doggfather. But though Reincarnation underperformed – or over performed, depending on who you ask – Snoop has made it very clear that he’s committed to his new sound.
You’ll remember Snoop Lion adopted the moniker after converting to the Rastafari movement and undergoing a mental, spiritual and musical transformation in Jamaica. Alongside the album, he also released a documentary by the same name that captured his journey of renewal.
“D*mn, Why They Wanna Stick Me For My Paper?” Celebrities Who Lost Major Endorsement Deals For Acting A Fool
If Rick Ross and Lil Wayne have taught us anything, it’s that you had better watch your filthy mouth, because it could very well hurt your pockets. But they aren’t the first celebrities to get the boot from a company for acting a complete donkey. Or in the case of some of the celebrities on this list, for just being themselves. Here are 10 who lost lucrative endorsement deals over the years because of their antics.
It still makes me sad to think about how on top of the world Chris Brown USED to be. Back in 2008, he was the guy every mom wanted their young daughters to date, and he was blowing everybody’s mind with his great dance moves and catchy songs. But then that terrible altercation occurred the night before the Grammys in February of 2008, and his fame was forever altered. And of course, he was also hit in the pockets. Brown was dropped as the spokesperson for Wrigley’s gum, and while you might say, “Who cares about some Doublemint Gum?” if it wasn’t for writing jingle for the company, we would never have “Forever” (“Double your pleasure, double your fuuuuuun…”).