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When the courts ruled in favor of Marvin Gaye’s family in the infamous “Blurred Lines” lawsuit, we knew that it would only be a matter of time before an outpouring of artists and producers alike came forward with similar claims. Our predictions were correct.
Popular 90s and early 2000s producer Jermaine Dupri recently spoke to the Associated Press about the $7.4 million payout and expressed that he understands both sides of the case.
“My first time hearing it [‘Blurred Lines’], I was like, ‘This might be a problem.’ I kind of felt like that,” the 42-year-old said. “Them going to court was really more shocking than anything.”
He went on to claim that he believes some of his own work has been ripped off. An example of this is Ciara’s new breakup track, “I Bet.”
“Ciara’s new single is a complete rip-off of Usher’s ‘U Got It Bad.’ I’m clear on what I made and I’m clear on how music influences people and I’m clear on chord changes and how people move things,” he said.
According to JD, the similarities may not be as obvious as those in “Blurred Lines” and “Got to Give It Up,” but he still believes his work was stolen.
“It might not be as evident as the ‘Blurred Lines’ situation, but I believe the same thing happened to me.”
Apparently, songwriter and producer Bryan-Michael Cox, who worked with Dupri on the 2001 smash hit, believes there are obvious similarities as well. At least according to JD he does. Oh yeah, and while we’re discussing track-jacking, the SoSo Def founder also thinks “I Bet” sounds similar to Tamia’s “Still,” which he also worked on. JD, however, says that CiCi doesn’t have to worry about a million dollar lawsuit; he and Cox simply want credit. They have plans to contact the song’s producers.
Personally, I think he’s reaching, but I guess the melodies are slightly similar. Check the tracks below and let us know what you think.
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If Future didn’t know that he played himself when he did Ciara wrong, after watching her new music video, I’m sure he’ll figure it out. Seriously, look at those legs!
The singer and mommy flexed her muscles, literally, in the new video for her song, “I Bet.” In it, she takes on the role of a ballerina and puts on performance art for the Hannah Lux Davis-directed visuals. In a white hot leotard, ballerina flats and even a tutu, CiCi shows off her long lean limbs as she dances around, saying that her ex will want her back when she moves on to find new love and happiness.
As for the lyrics, CiCi lets her cheating man know that even though she loves him, she can’t and won’t play the fool for him:
“Is that your b***h over there, giving’ me the ugly stare/The one with the silicone ass, and the Brazilian hair/You ain’t gon’ respect me no no no till I’m not there/See, I got you comfortable, now you ain’t really scared”
All in all, the video is pretty, but I won’t lie–I found myself getting a bit bored watching and listening to it. Her body is amazing and I’m all for I-love-you-but-I-love-myself-more anthems, but I’m just not crazy about CiCi’s first offering from her upcoming album, Jackie. That’s just my opinion though. Check out the video for yourself and let us know what you think. Pass or play?
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Lupita’s teeny weeny afro became a look to covet with detailed haircuts that highlighted her natural texture and showed off both her beautiful face and also her cute hair accessories. This ‘do is a do.
Quite a bit has changed since the release of Ciara’s last album. She got engaged to rapper Future, had a baby and broke off that engagement (not necessarily in that order). Now, the new mom is prepared to release a new album titled, Jackie, which she says is named after her mother.
“On this album, I think that it’s important for people to really feel me,” the 29-year-old told HipHollywood. “I titled that album after my mom because I can now see the world through her eyes.”
After the release of her first single, “I Bet,” which addresses her unfortunate split from Future, fans realized that she would be opening up a lot more on this album than she has on previous projects.
“I just feel so many different things now with life,” she continued. “As a woman, I feel a whole different confidence. I feel a need to express. I feel like us women want to express with each other. I talk to so many women and a lot of my friends about real things and I want to be able to share that through my music because I think that’s what the world wants.”
“The world needs music. The world needs, I think, realness…It’s important to me that I get to be true and express myself exactly how I want to as an artist.”
While she admits that her debut album has always been her favorite, the singer boldly proclaimed that Jackie will be her best work to date.
Are you looking forward to Cici’s upcoming release?
When we first met these stars, they were living and looking a whole different way. All these years later, they’re killing the game with their style, and impressing us with the changes they’ve made to their lifestyle. Whether it was because of love, family, sobriety or whatever, these stars have a new look and a new glow. Winning!
Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi
When we were first introduced to Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, she was the consistently drunk, tan-obsessed, hair-hump wearing resident of “The Jersey Shore.” All these years later, she has eased up big time on the spray tans, stopped her partying ways, fell in love, had two kids and walked down the aisle. Snooki grew up big time, and her style did as well!
Another Grammys has come out of nowhere and taken over our TVs, and while we listen to the music and watch the who’s who of the industry take home the biggest awards in music, we’re also wondering what they’re wearing (and why they’re wearing it in some cases…). Here are the looks that stood out from the 57th Annual Grammy Awards.
Ariana Grande & Big Sean
New dress, new hot date–same ol’ ponytail…
Ariana Grande and her boyfriend, rapper Big Sean, stepped out in style with Grande in a white and silver Versace number, and her boo in all black. This look definitely makes her look more grown and s*xy, but I’m still very much against the cheerleader ponytail. Can we get a chic bob on her? Some waves? Anything else?
Thankfully, Ciara’s social media pages are not on trend. And by on trend I mean they don’t look like the pages of a public figure who’s undergoing a very public and presumably messy breakup. And that’s a great thing. I know I’m appreciative of all those adorable pictures and videos she posts of her son Future.
But just because she’s taking the high road on social media, doesn’t mean she isn’t keeping it real in her art.
In a new song called “I Bet,” the “Body Party” singer is telling it all…in ballad form.
Check out some of the very telling lyrics.
I love you but I won’t be a fool for you.
That is just something that I wouldn’t do
I mean, I would stay if you could tell the truth
But you can’t
No matter how much time I ask
Is that your bitch over there?
Giving me the ugly stare
The one with the silicone ass
And the Brazilian hair
You ain’t gon’ respect me
Until I’m not there.
And then the chorus
I bet you start loving me, soon as I start loving someone else
Somebody better than you…
And y’all that was just the first verse. There are plenty more revelations in the rest of the song. Plus the entire track is laced with an undercurrent of shade as there is a Future sound-a-like throughout the song.
But just when you start to think this is just a song about her airing out Future’s dirty laundry, at the very end she asks, basically, why it had to be like this.
I hate that I’m singing this song
Because I love you
Yeah I love you
Right now it’s killing me
Cuz now I have to find someone else
When all I wanted was you
Dang! Even though Future and Ciara had a whirlwind relationship, she still believed that they were going to get married and spend the rest of their lives together. It sucks that she has to go through this. But luckily she learned the truth about his character before she walked down the aisle.
Take a listen to the full song in the video below.
Most of us have heard the notion that babies naturally know how to adapt to being in water. Perhaps it’s something about moving around in their mother’s amniotic fluid for nine months that they remember pretty well.
If you’ve ever seen videos of babies swimming like pros, completely unafraid, in the water, then you know there’s some truth to that. And if you’ve never witnessed such a phenomenon, today you’re in luck. Ciara just shared some videos from Baby Future’s first swim lesson and they are pretty adorable. Baby Future is floating, turning himself over in the water and everything, like a little guppy. And he looks so happy doing so. Take a look at the videos below to see this young one in action.
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With a new year comes a new you for many people, and it looks like Ciara is ready for a fresh start in 2015 as a single and fabulous mom. First things first: Get rid of that tattoo for her former fiance, Future.
Ci Ci was spotted leaving Supperclub in LA late last week and on her way to her car, paps noticed that the “N” she had tattooed on her ring finger for his real name, Nayvadius, is in the process of being removed. If you’ll recall, during happier times, the tattoo looked like this:
But as we know, the couple went their separate ways soon after their son, Future, was born in May. There were rumors of infidelity, which Ciara never addressed, but the huge engagement ring is gone, and the tattoo is on the way out too.
According to a source who spoke to E! Online, the two tried to reconnect and make things work, but it just wasn’t possible:
“They tried to work things out between them but it could not be saved. Ciara could not get over what had happened. She is focusing on her baby and friends now. Her baby is the most important person in her life.” And the source says baby Future is what counts most to the rapper as well.
“He is a great father. They want to keep things civil for the baby.”
The source confirmed that Ciara is getting the tattoo removed, and as you can see in photos below, it’s lightening up and scarring a little:
As for Future, at a coat drive he hosted over the weekend, he was still spotted wearing his “C” tattoo…
I was sad to see that things fell apart between these two because Ciara genuinely seemed head-over-heels in love, but I’m glad she’s moving forward and that they’re keeping the peace for baby Future.
Nowadays, celebrity Christmas cards and photoshoots are pretty much an expected part of the holidays. And while we haven’t seen the usual adorable shots from Diddy and his kids, or the more over-the-top images from the Kardashians (thanks goodness for small mercies), other celebrities are definitely in the holiday spirit, and sending good cheer through their awesome pictures. Beyoncé sent some colorful cards to her fans (including famous fan Laverne Cox), Teyana Taylor and her boyfriend Iman Shumpert did a hilarious photoshoot straight out of the movie Step Brothers, and Ciara and baby Future put on their Santa hats to help him prepare for his first Christmas. Check out their cards and photos, and a few others from Grant Hill & Tamia, as well as Adrienne and Chris Bosh, that warmed our hearts:
We shippin out our xmas cards! We play all day #StepBrothersFlow #UglyAssSweaters #TheyLightUpToo #TurtleNecks #WeLookLikeSoccerParents #PeepTheLookAwayTho #PeepTheFirePlace #PeepTheBricks #PeepTheCrossedHandPose #BaePissedMeOffInTheFirstPic #BaeLookLikeKyleFromLivingSingle #ILookLikeMyNameAuntBarbara #WeMakingXmasCards #WeDontPlanOnGrowingUpAnytimeSoon
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BTS Of Baby F Christmas Photo Shoot. #HappyFriday #NeverImaginedIdPostThisManyThingsOfMySonButICantHelpIt A video posted by Ciara (@ciara) on
So when I opened this holiday card a few days ago and read Love @beyonce I literally fell to the floor. I was on the floor of my apartment. I have witnesses. Love the #CakeByThePound sweatshirt. Thanks Bey for the gift. I have had an awesome year and this is certainly a highlight. Happy holidays Mrs. Carter to you and your beautiful family. Thanks for all the amazing music and endless inspiration you've given to me and so many over the past 16 years. Since No No No I have been saying YASSS YASSS YASSS! #QueenBey foever.