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Who doesn’t love this beautiful image of the Knowles and their extended family and friends? The only thing better would be an hour-long reality show that followed Queen Bey, her sis, and her fabulous family as they possibly argued over photos, wedding food, and nearly missed a meltdown when Solange’s “Just Married” bicycle caught a flat on the way to the reception.
While we may never get an uncensored look into the lives of some of our favorite celebs, it doesn’t mean we can’t do a fantasy draft of the top 15 celebs who we think need reality shows. Get on it, VH1!
Rihanna has decided to quench the thirst of Navy fans by releasing her latest video for the song “American Oxygen” to the masses.
Rihanna’s videos are always fresh to death. She takes big chances and is not afraid to twerk it out in a jean thong to get her point across: she’s the baddest gyal. Never forget it!
Let’s revisit 15 of Rihanna’s hottest music videos while we impatiently wait for the release of R8.
When it comes to music, I’m a fan of Madonna. “Human Nature”? “Take A Bow”? “Vogue”? Madge has hits for days. But when it comes to her antics outside of the music? Can’t say I’m a fan. And this isn’t an ageist slideshow where I tell her that she’s too old for a lot of her antics. Not at all. This is just a genuine observation of the fact that Madonna has been doing a lot for attention. You could say that’s been the case for her entire career, but over the last few years, the pop star has been doing the absolute most. The kiss with Drake was tame compared to all this…
Did you see Madonna and Drake’s onstage kiss? Coachella’s biggest cringe-worthy moment went viral, and the stars of these hilarious kiss rejection gifs know just how Drake feels.
Specticast, a digital film distribution company, sued Drake in Los Angeles one day before it plans to release a concert film in 350 US theaters titled Drake’s Homecoming: The Lost Footage.
The performance was captured in Toronto in 2009 and it is said Drake’s performance at that particular concert propelled his musical career. Specticast says Drake authorized the film and is still a party in their contract. As a result, Drake will earn 15 percent of the profits the film receives. Despite this, a few days ago Drake announced on Twitter that the film was unauthorized.
The Drake Homecoming film is not something OVO or Drake have any part in. I feel it is my responsibility to inform and protect my fans.
— Drizzy (@Drake) March 16, 2015
Specticast believes Drake’s comments are defamatory because he did authorize and endorse the film.
The digital film company also noted their reputation has been damaged because of Drake’s comments and they also believe Drake is trying to direct his fans to his own content that will be released through his company, October’s Very Own.
The Los Angeles Times reports Drake was paid $15,000 by Serious Entertainment, the promoters of the Homecoming tour that was caught on film. The contract for that payout was signed in February 2009. The film’s co-executive producer Mark Berry believes Drake is distancing himself from the film because he may want a larger royalty payment.
Specticast’s attorney, Peter Haviland says of the lawsuit, “Specticast is seeking damages, including punitive damages and a declaration from a Los Angeles Court confirming that its release of the “Drake’s Homecoming: The Lost Footage” is fully authorized.”
Andrea Lewis, creator of popular web series “Black Actress,” dishes on being typecast as the urban character and playing Drake’s first on-screen love interest.
Ever have those texting moments when you just don’t know how to express yourself? Drake, notoriously tagged as an “emotional” rapper, can now help you articulate a sentimental message if you ever get texter’s block — thanks to the new Drizzy app, The Daily Beast reports.
The Drizzy app, designed by Luc Succes and Regy Perla, debuted on the iTunes App Store just a couple of days ago and has since blossomed into popularity. “[The] Drizzy App has become a sensation. And Succes had no idea that the app would be such an instant, well…success,” The Daily Beast said.
Zero to a 100, real quick (Sorry, couldn’t help it!).
“After IOS 8 came out, Apple had just announced custom keyboards—a new feature on IOS,” Succes explained. “We still had a basic keyboard on Android that lets you inject quotes from hip-hop artists and stuff like that. It wasn’t really well-designed and it didn’t feel that well, and we were like, ‘We could do a much better job than that.’”
So Succes and Perla got to work at a local coffee shop and ended up with a Drizzy App prototype by the end of the day. But why did they choose Aubrey Graham? “Drake has a lot of different types of songs—the emotional stuff, really turn-up songs—and we were like, ‘Man, his lyrics would be perfect for that kind of thing.’ That’s where it came about,” Success said.
After releasing the app on Thursday, the dynamic duo did their PR diligence and tweeted their new Drizzy App to anyone who could possibly be interested in their new widget — including hip-hop magazine editors. By the next day, Drizzy App was front page news.
“…On Friday morning, I woke up—we were out the night before for a tech party, I woke up hung over—and my roommate was like, ‘Dude, you’re on DazedDigital!’ I go on my Facebook and that was the first article that came out about Drizzy app,” Succes said.
On Saturday, the creators pulled in 80,000 downloads — by Sunday evening, the Drizzy App surpassed 120,000 downloads. “It kind of took us by surprise—we weren’t’ expecting this,” Succes said. “It’s kind of amazing that this happened to us—something that every app developer wishes for.”
Started from the bottom, now they’re here.
I root for Drake. And I’d like to see him happy. A large part of me thinks that Drake would like to be in a nice, committed relationship…eventually, you know when all the dust has settled. Seems like he tried to do that with Rihanna…twice.
But that didn’t work out.
Well, the Champagne Papi has moved on. Not only is he dating someone new, he’s taking her on trips with him overseas.
Drake was in Australia for the Future Music Festival this past weekend. And in addition to taking care of business on stage, he also made time for a little pleasure. The paparazzi snapped a few shots of the rapper and some young lady enjoying themselves by the pool.
So who is she?
Meet Bernice Burgos, a 34-year-old Puerto Rican model, bartender and video vixen. If you’ve been studying your music videos, you may have seen Bernice in J. Cole’s “Work Out” video or Rick Ross’ “Diced Pineapple” alongside Wale and Drake.
This is not the first time these two have been spotted together. Back in 2013, when she was tending bar at the Starlets strip club, she posted a picture of herself and Drake together, calling him her homeboy.
But based on these new pictures…things done changed.
Then, Drake shouted her out in the 2014 Romeo Santos song “Odio”:
No you- you look like Bernice and Yaris
But both put together, those are some girls that I know from back home
If you saw ’em you’d get it.
It’ll be interesting to see if this is indeed a full fledged relationship or…you know…just something of a more temporary nature.
Good luck to both she and Drake…because his track record hasn’t exactly been free of mess.
It has taken 51 years for any artist to get the same number of simultaneous hit singles as The Beatles. Now rapper Drake has tied with the legendary group thanks to his surprise album drop.
The album, “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late,” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in February with 535,000 equivalent album units, according to Nielsen Music. With singles from this album, Drake has now charted 14 songs simultaneously on the Billboard Hot 100, dated March 7. The total matches the 14 titles that The Beatles placed on the Hot 100 back on April 11, 1964.
Drake also became the first rapper to top the Billboard Artist 100 chart for two consecutive weeks and has a record 21 titles on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, including all 17 tracks from “Late.”
There is a slight difference between the songs in the Drake-Beatles tie. “Drake is the lead act on 10 titles and featured on four others; the Beatles were leads (in an era largely devoid of featured billings) on all 14 of their simultaneous chart hits,” reports Billboard.
In other words, Drake had a little help from his friends by doing hit-making duets, whereas The Beatles did it all by themselves. Among the Drake songs on the list of 14 are: “Only,” Nicki Minaj featuring Drake, Lil Wayne and Chris Brown, which had the No. 16th slot on the chart; “Truffle Butter,” Minaj featuring Drake & Lil Wayne (No. 17 on the chart); “Legend” (No. 52); “Know Yourself” (debut, No. 70); and “Used To,” featuring Lil Wayne (No. 84).
From The Grio
Chris Brown tweeted Tuesday that he’s been denied entry into Canada and that his concerts in Montreal and Toronto have been canceled.The Grammy-winning R&B singer was scheduled to perform at the Bell Centre in Montreal on Tuesday and the Air Canada Centre in Toronto on Wednesday night.
Brown said in a tweet the “good people of the Canadian government wouldn’t allow me entry. I’ll be back this summer and will hopefully see all my Canadian fans!”
Brown was jailed for nearly three months last year for violating his probation by getting into an altercation outside a Washington hotel the previous year. He was on probation after he attacked pop singer Rihanna, his then-girlfriend, before the 2009 Grammy Awards.
Read more about Chris Brown’s tour issues at TheGrio.com