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The last few years haven’t been the greatest for Keri Hilson when it comes to music. She hasn’t put out an album since 2010, and that last effort, No Boys Allowed, wasn’t necessarily album of the year caliber. And let’s be honest, people haven’t always been the nicest when talking about the singer, probably because of past allegations of ish talking when it comes to other big singers like Beyoncé and Ciara. But aside from all that, Hilson is really a talented artist, especially when it comes to her writing abilities. In fact, she actually has helped write many hits for big names as a part of the writing team, The Clutch (which included Candice Clotiel “Gg” Nelson, Ezekiel “Zeke” Lewis, Patrick Michael “J. Que” Smith, and Balewa Muhammad) as well as on her own. So what songs have you been jamming to that she contributed to or wrote on her own? Let’s take a look and see shall we?
Now, I’ve been a fan of Ciara’s “Body Party” since I first heard it and even though I can’t do that headstand move that she does in the video, I don’t hold it against her. Besides, I have my own body roll to get to when it comes on.
And now, she presents us with the second remix, this time featuring Neyo. Calling it the “Gentlemen’s Remix,” there is absolutely nothing gentlemanly about Neyo’s verse. While Ciara kept it very cute in the original, Neyo makes it so you understand exactly what’s about to go down at the party:
“Did you receive my invitation/You did, I see that you RSVPed no hesitation/Three letters on the bottom, BYB/Bring your body, nothing more and nothing less/Dress code is strictly enforced but feel free to come underdressed/Ouu girl slow it down a bit, moving that thing like that girl you gon end this party quick/Have me apologizing and s**t, talking about my bad give me 10 minutes round 2 will be greater/Call me waiting, come here baby, let me taste your party favor…”
See what I’m saying? Neyo has an incredible way with words which is why we love him so much as a songwriter. Could he stand to have a little more bass in his voice on this song? Sure, but who cares because once he breaks it down so it can forever and consistently be broke (who knows what movie that line is from), the lack of bass doesn’t matter!
The first remix features a little more of Future and rapper B.O.B. It’s more of a fun, party version (the “My Boo” sample is even heavier in it) than this remix with Neyo.
Check it out and let us know what you think!
Future Thinks His Relationship With Ciara Could Be The Reason He And Rih Rih Never Shot A Video For ‘Loveee Song’
At this point, the ridiculous beef between Rihanna and Ciara is common knowledge and while no one really knows why or where it actually originated, I think it’s safe to say that we shouldn’t expect a duet from the 20-something-year-old singers anytime soon. Although, it’s quite interesting that Rihanna’s duet, “Love Song,” featuring Ciara’s boyfriend, Future, caught on pretty quickly and went gold a couple of months ago. Future covered the June/July issue of The Source and during the interview, he revealed that despite the song’s popularity, Rih has yet to make the song a single or begin working on a video for it. He also hinted that it may have something to do with his relationship with CiCi and Rih Rih’s obvious dislike for her.
“We never shot a video, we never performed it. I don’t know whether it was because of that situation or if just the time hasn’t come up,” he admitted.
He later opened up to MTV about the difficulties that come with being in a relationship while in the public eye.
“We never shot a video, we never performed it. I don’t know whether it was because of that situation or if just the time hasn’t come up.”
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There’s wasn’t much that anyone could tell Ciara this past weekend as she graced the stage for LA Pride. The 27-year-old dance machine sashayed and gyrated across the stage in front of screaming fans while she performed her 2006 hit, “Promise.” We imagine that she was definitely feeling the love as fans snapped photos and stretched their arms out to her, hoping to shake hands with their favorite pop star. All seemed to be going well and then something strange happened. Among the sea of hands appeared a set of papers, which a woman was attempting to hand to the “Body Party” singer. CiCi actually reached down to grab the papers, glanced at them and tossed them back into the audience. Judging by her reaction, she wasn’t pleased by whatever she saw.
According to TMZ, CiCi was being served with court papers relating to a lawsuit recently filed against her by popular West Hollywood Club, Hit Factory. It appears that CiCi’s relationship with the club went awry after they allegedly booked her for a Pride week performance and she backed out last minute. The singer’s camp maintains that they informed Hit Factory owners well in advance that Ciara would not be able to perform, but they continued to promote the event anyway.
The Texas native doesn’t appear to have allowed the lawsuit to get her spirits down though. Following her performance, she took to her Twitter page to fondly reflect on the show.
Turn the page to witness the embarrassing transaction for yourself.
Could it be that Ciara may have a fighting chance with her new album?
On Friday, Cici hit up Los Angeles’ Power 106 to world premiere her new song, “Super Turnt Up.” It isn’t clear if this will officially be the new single to follow “Body Party,” but judging from her excitement, it looks that way.
In the song, Ciara talks about how she feels about the new love in her life and it is pretty safe to assume she’s talking about rapper Future. The beat is a little busy but at the same time, it takes us back to the “Goodies” Ciara from a few years ago. She even decided to drop a rap verse – here’s a little sample:
“Like Miss, double S-Y I’m super duper fly/Tell me have you ever seen a chick do it quite like me, boy you’ll never see/ I keep it so fresh, ziplock/I’m finna go in/Put that boomerang on you baby keep you coming back…”
No one said it was a great verse but it was fun for her so we’ll let it pass.
Now, I’m not sure how I feel about this one but it will without a doubt be played all summer, especially since the phrases “Turnt Up” and “Turn up” are still being used on a very regular basis. Plus, Ciara has a very loyal fan base and because the songs she’s released in preparation for her new self-titled album have been better than anything off her last two albums combined, the fans will be running to stores on July 9th.
Anyway, check out the radio rip of “Super Turnt Up” and tell us what you think:
‘I Put My Hand On The Bible, This Didn’t Happen:’ Ciara Disputes Rumors of Her and Future’s No-Show Act
Akini Jeffrey of the 94.5 Streetz Morning Grind show hosted by Rashan Ali in the ATL, hit us up to let us know that Ciara stopped by yesterday. The Hot singer/dancer wanted to clear of rumors about her and boyfriend, rap artist Future, skipping out on a promoter in Vegas.The original story broke about a month ago when a promoter that hired Future to headline a Vegas show during the Floyd Mayweather fight, called a radio station in new York.
The promoter stated that Future was a NO SHOW, and that he and Ciara weren’t happy with the transportation services that were provided. There was also a rumor that Ciara didn’t want to ride in the limo with another celebrity that Future was originally bringing. Well, Ciara stated that “the entire story is NOT true and she and future came into town at different times.”
“I put my hand on the Bible, this didn’t happen,” said Ciara.
Watch the full interview on EurWeb.com
Are you looking to do a little something different with your hair for the summer? Well ombre might be just the trend for you. Though the trend has been popping up everywhere from celebrity red carpets to at-home, do it yourself kits, if you want to be sure this is done the right way, you should seek a professional’s opinion.
Hello Beautiful interviewed Ciara’s hair stylist, Cesar Ramirez and he explained how to get the look without compromising the health of your hair.
What is a must do when getting the look?
Make sure you go to a highly trained colorist for this process. Just because someone does color, doesn’t mean they’ve been trained to execute the latest trends or that they can do them well. The ombre look is more about multidimensional beautiful color, not just dark roots and light ends.
As soon as the second single from Ciara’s upcoming album dropped on Wednesday, fans immediately went to work trying to figure out just who some of the track’s disses were aimed at. Two lines in particular, spit by featured rapper Nicki Minaj, caught listener’s attention in the song, “I’m Out.”
“Ayo Ci Ci, let me show you how to do a singing b**** greasy!”
“You gon play me, on Instagram tryna shade me?”
The assumption was that Nicki was taking up for her girl Ciara and defending her against the cattiness that’s been thrown her way by Rihanna. Remember when “Body Party” first came out and Ri Ri and her BFF Melissa through all types of shade on Instagram and Twitter? Nicki’s lines seemed like the perfect retort to all that nonsense, but when BET put that assumption out there as fact on Twitter, Nicki came straight for their Twitter handlers’ head.
— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) May 23, 2013
So, that’s a no?
When you look back at the lyrics, Nicki does appear to be telling the truth. Here are just a few other choice lines from the track that are clearly as male bashing as they come:
These petty ni**as is a b****, motto
If I say it on wax, every b**** follow
Ladies this your song, so as soon as this come on
Say f**k these petty ni**as if these ni**as did you wrong
If he got a new b****, then tell that b**** meet you outside
Then pop her like a molly til these b****es recognize
Guess she told them. I do think the “black channel” understood the bars, more than likely they were just trying to start something. Do you believe Nicki’s claim the lines weren’t aimed at Rihanna?
Ciara is coming back on the scene with a vengeance. She’s tagged Nicki Minaj to appear on her new track, “I’m Out.” The two worked together previously on Young Money Barbie’s “I’m Legit” and some claim the two are friends outside of the studio. Nicki even hinted that she might appear on more than one track on the album.
For this record though, Ciara throws on a cute outfit, does her hair, beats her face and hits the town in order to get over a bad breakup. And in every girl’s dream, the dude who once dismissed her is trying to get back with her all of a sudden.
“If you know that you better than the new girl that he on, go ahead and tell him now ‘you gon’ miss me when I’m gone.”
It’s a record for a woman scorned who plans to get it with her girls and make her old man jealous at the same time. I personally can’t wait for the video because the combination of this hard, jeep-banger beat and the haunting melody in the background, I know the choreography is going to be bananas.
But there’s another layer to this song. Many are speculating that Nicki just might be taking shots at Rihanna for her dissing Ciara via social media.
“Ayo Ci Ci, let me show you how to do a singing Itchbay greasy!”
“You gon play me, on Instagram tryna shade me?”
There’s something so intimate and Hot about dancing for your man. Staring in his eyes while you contort your body in sensual positions always sends shivers down their spine. The shapes of your curves as they shift drives him crazy. Ciara has become the poster woman for steamy choreography. Her video “Body Party” is like an instructional for performing the act.
We’ve looked to Cici to help us put together a list of dance moves to incorporate into your next routine! You can find them in her videos “Promise,” “Body Party,” “Love, Sex & Magic,” and “Ride.”
Every female’s secret weapon is her wine. Moving the hips, butt and back all at once is the ultimate Hot dance move.
See the moves on HelloBeautiful.com.