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The Grammy Nominations concert was held Friday night in Los Angeles and in the midst of all the performances, Jay-Z emerged as the 2013 King of music, leading the way with 9 Grammy nominations.
Although he ranked Magna Carter Holy Grail as his fifth favorite album of his long discography, competition was still for Jay and it is a bit surprising that he’s at the top of the leaderboard. His nominations include Best Rap Album for MCHG and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for “Part II (On The Run)” featuring Beyoncé. The latter has actually helped Bey become the most nominated Female artist in Grammy history with 46 nominations!
On The R&B side of things, Tamar Braxton came away with three nominations, including one for Best R&B contemporary album You know “SHE” will be talking about this forever. Newcomer Mack Wilds was also nominated in the same category for his mixtape New York: A Love Story.
John Legend was only nominated for one award and wife Chrissy Teigen described it as “some bulls**t. Some f***ing bulls**t.” You have to love a woman who’ll say the things her man won’t say due to music industry “politics.”
Noticeably absent from the list of nominations was Janelle Monaé. Electric Lady was pushed nonstop leading up to its early September release date and while it seemed to be popular among consumers, the Grammy committee didn’t appear to feel the same way.
K. Michelle also feels she was snubbed. After the show was over, she immediately took to Twitter:
Well, okay then, girl.
The 56th Grammy Awards will take place Sunday, January 26, 2014 in Los Angeles. Check here for a complete list of Grammy nominations.
You know what they say, you are not to bite the hand that feeds you. One because it goes against basic survival skills and two because it’s just bad business. But perhaps the following celebrities didn’t learn this lesson from their parents because they sure were talking greasy about the people who stood to get them paid.
Right after Drake did Future a solid by allowing him to join him on his 39 city Would You Like A Tour tour, Future played the fool and dissed Drake’s latest album, Nothing Was The Same. He got too comfortable and started talking slick about the album. He told Billboard magazine:
“Drake made an album that is full of hits but it doesn’t grab you. They’re not possessive; they don’t make you feel the way I do.”
Umm… I know you’re trying to promote yourself right now but no need to piss on Drake’s work when the very album you dissed was going to put $40,000 in your pocket…$40k per show.
Naturally, when Drake got wind of the Future’s comments, he wasn’t too happy and threw Future off the tour. There were threats of Future filing a lawsuit and probably for the good of all involved the two were able to squash the beef and make that bread together.
Drake announced a partnership with Nike’s Jordan brand of sneakers during his concert in Portland, OR on December 3 using as many cuss words as he could possibly squeeze into a minute and a half. So the video above is NSFW for language. Keep the volume low at the office.
The new kicks are already in the works; Drizzy posted pics on his Instagram showing the Air Jordan 10′s and OVO Stingray 12′s.
While he was at it, Drake also mentions that Portland made it to the top of the list for cyclists, microbreweries, and single women in Shape, the women’s fitness magazine. And BTW, he got caught up in a snowstorm on the way to the concert. OK!
What isn’t clear are the details of the partnership. MTV says it was in touch with Nike (which is based in Portland) but hadn’t heard back.
It’s a crazy time for sneaker companies with Kanye going off about the way Nike treated him recently, saying he wasn’t properly compensated for his Air Yeezy sneakers. He’s now signed a deal with Adidas, which announced that partnership yesterday. “For 2014, we welcome to the adidas family one of the most influential cultural icons of this generation, Kanye West,” the company said in a statement (via Complex). “Well known for breaking boundaries across music, film and design and partnering with our history in street wear culture and leading innovations in sport, we look forward to creating a new chapter. Details to follow.”
And then we got news today that Teyana Taylor officially got the heave-ho from Adidas over her Twitter tiff with Rihanna. And there are those funky new kicks that Solange made with Puma as part of her new gig as their creative director.
The sneaker industry is really working overtime for the holidays.
From The Grio
While African-Americans are overwhelmingly Christian, there is a sizable black and Jewish population and some of our favorite starspractice Judaism.
For instance, rapper Drake’s 2012 music video “HYFR” promoted a proud identification with his Jewish roots.
As the Hanukkah holiday kicks off, check out the slideshow below to see some of the most prominent Jews of color.
See which black celebrities are Jewish at TheGrio.com
Now that Idris Elba is officially off the market, we ladies have been left to mourn the loss of yet another fine, eligible Hollywood bachelor. We KNOW the number of single celebrity men is dwindling by the week, so thank goodness for these 15 gorgeous guys who are still up for grabs… for now. Catch ‘em while you still can, ladies!
Idris Elba may be off Hollywood’s eligible bachelor list, but Hill Harper is still on (and popping). The 47-year old Harvard alumnus is an actor, author, political activist, cancer survivor and most amazingly – a single man.
If this is true, Rihanna might have to find herself a whole new play thing/cuddle buddy.
According to the good folks over at Necole Bitchie, Drake was seen going out to dinner with Lenny Kravitz’s daughter in Venice, Ca. The two shared wine and laughs on the patio of Gjelina Restaurant, and Drake’s security reportedly kept nosy folks back and from taking pictures by standing inside the restaurant, keeping his eye on patrons. Drake has been low-key (aka, very publicly knowing him) crushing on Kravitz for years now, and as reported by Global Grind, it was just 2011 when he expressed his admiration for the actress and singer on his Twitter:
“Zoe Kravitz on Californication…my two favorite things in the world. But she’s not a thing…she’s everything.”
That same year he reportedly (according to the New York Daily News) showed up at a performance she had with her former band Elevator Flight where he supported her and rubbed elbows with her father.
Back to 2013…Kravitz was also seen on Drake’s tour bus this past weekend (see the photo above), so you know what that means: an engagement ring is on the way!
Totally kidding. Honestly, Drake goes out to dinner with lots of folks, including Rihanna, and strippers too, but alas, he’s still a single guy. We would totally like to see these two as an item (she’s no longer with Penn Badgley, she seems like she would be good for him, and they’re both Jewish!), but we won’t hold our breath. Do you think these two would be a good match?
A few months ago, while promoting his “Nothing Was The Same” album Drake stopped by our homegirl Ellen’s talk show. During their interview, Ellen asked Drake who he has dated and Tyra Banks’ name came up after bad gyal Rih-Rih. Drake told Ellen:
“Geez. I went on a date with her one time. Yup it was just one date. We went to Disneyland in disguise actually. Which was fun. I don’t know if it was a date, it was like a get together. We’re close as well. This is really bad. How did they not tell me about this? Management we’re having a conversation about this.”
Well tomorrow, Tyra Banks will appear on “The Steve Harvey Show” and it appears she was prepared to clear those dating rumors up — well, maybe not judging from the strength of her rap about him. Check it out in the video below and tell us what you think really went down between these two.
As you can see, Tyra did not necessarily say their Disneyland “get together” was a date or not but she did mention he should not have indulge in kissing and telling. Hmmm…
What do you make of Tyra’s response? Watch the full episode tomorrow on The Steve Harvey Show.
Our “Champagne Papi” turned 27 today! Last night, Drake posted pictures of himself celebrating another year being “October’s Very Own” and we must say he looked dapper with a fresh cut and smooth suit. As his Instagram pictures left the ladies swooning, we could not help but notice the memes of him posted by others. Usually these memes project Drake as extremely vulnerable, though he claims he is not as sensitive as his music portrays him to be. And while we totally understand he’s trying to preserve his masculinity, we cannot help pull together the best (and most hilarious) Drake memes we have seen.
From The Grio
Ma$e is back from his nearly decade-long hiatus and announced that he is working on a new album.
The rapper revealed his latest project on Twitter this week and said his album is titled Now We Even.
In one particular post, the former Bad Boy artist said his “ideal album” would feature collaborations with artists like Lauryn Hill, 2 Chainz, CeeLo Green, Diddy and Drake, among a handful of other musicians.
Ma$e’s last album, Welcome Back, was released in 2004, which quickly climbed the charts and ultimately reached certified gold status.
Read more at TheGrio.com
Future, who was previously ejected from the ”Would You Like a Tour?” tour, confirmed to Rolling Stone that he will be joining Drake and Miguel once again. “Back in Atl getting ready for tour..1st stop Pittsburgh,” he tweeted.
As MN has reported, the squabble began when Future spoke ill of Drake’s latest “Nothing Was The Same” album by reportedly calling his own project – Honest – ”better.” Drake wasted no time throwing him off of the 39-city tour.
“Drake made an album that is full of hits but it doesn’t grab you. They’re not possessive; they don’t make you feel the way I do. [...] I’ve been on the songs of all these rappers that put out an album, and my music is still better,” Future said in the foot-in-mouth quote that almost cost the “Turn On the Lights” singer $40,000 per gig.
Future’s reps, furious at Billboard magazine, argued that Future’s words were misinterpreted. “Respect to Billboard, disappointed on being misquoted..always love for my fam Drizzy Drake,” Future tweeted. In response, the online article published by Erika Ramirez was edited to appease Future’s team. “We regret that miscommunication surrounding Future’s recent visit, one that seemed clear to us was on the record, may have caused any trouble for the artist,” a Billboard rep announced.
However, the damage control did nothing and Drake’s team fired Future. In retaliation, Future was preparing to fling a hefty $1.5 million lawsuit at Drake for lost wages. Finally, calling a cease fire on Thursday, both artists worked out their differences some way and Future is back on board!
Although Future wanted to talk up his new album Honest, sometimes it’s best to keep the lips zipped for the sake of a paycheck It would have saved him the trouble.
The tour is slated to begin on October 18th in Pittsburgh, PA. “I’m looking forward to hitting the road this fall. Love4Life Honest,” Future told Rolling Stone.