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We told you last week that despite their past beef (which included causing riotous fights inside of a NYC nightclub in 2012), Drake and Chris Brown have put their differences aside and were snapped working together in the studio. In fact, they’ve become so chummy since putting an end to their issues, that last night, the two teamed up for a skit for the ESPYs, which Drake was the host of.
In a very funny skit called “Drake vs Blake,” the egos of the rapper and Clippers star, Blake Griffin, went to head-to-head as a difference in opinion about a movie title they were pretending to collaborate on turned into a prank war. At one point in the skit, Drake is getting surgery and realizes that Griffin is the surgeon. But he surprises Drizzy by saying, “Oh I’m not the surgeon…he is.”
That’s when Brown popped up in surgical gear to say, “YOLO motherf**ker!” Once the skit ended (after a hilarious impression of Griffin by Drake), Brown made another appearance, but this time with Griffin to let the audience know that they’d kidnapped Drake and were taking over the awards. Not only was all of this funny, but it was actually quite heartwarming to see grown folks leave sour feelings behind so that they can work together to do big things. Who has time for all that drama anyway?
Check out the skit for yourself below. If you watched the ESPYs last night, what did you think of Drake as a host?
Honey, this is why I just cannot rock with Wendy Williams. As entertaining as I find her and as inspirational as her story is, I think she’s just mean. She picks and chooses which celebrities she’s going to defend and which she’s going to defame. I know some of y’all like the fact that she keeps it real but sometimes that realness is just messy for messy’s sake. Recently on her show, during her infamous hot topics segment, Wendy spoke about Chris and Drake burying the hatchet and appearing the studio together, leading many to believe they’re working on an album.
And you know what it is, when you mention Drake and Chris, you almost always have to mention Rihanna. She started by saying Drake told Chris that the fling he had with Rihanna… was just that, a fling. It wasn’t serious.
Here’s what Wendy had to say in response:
“I don’t think anyone but Chris has been serious about Rihanna ’cause Rihanna…don’t take this the wrong way because this is an observational observation. Rihanna is like you hit the skins and scram.
Well I didn’t make that up! She puts it out there. Like Rihanna is not girlfriend material. Am I wrong? Rihanna is the kind of girl she’s hot, she’s sexy. You do her, then you take your penicillin.
Let me get out of this while I can. Let’s move on.”
Come on. That’s far too much. And what’s so foul about it is that in one breath Wendy encourages women in their twenties (the current age group in which Rihanna now finds herself) to live their lives, be out and free and sexually expressive. But in another she shames Rihanna for essentially being dirty, in her opinion..
Can we just state as a matter of fact that Wendy doesn’t know Rihanna’s vagina?
Furthermore, let’s not pretend that both Drake and Chris Brown have not been out here. And neither one of them has ever attempted to keep it a secret. And yet I don’t recall anyone–specifically Wendy– calling either one of them dirty because of it.
Take a look at the video below and let us know what you think about Wendy’s comments.
Several months ago, there were reports that Chris Brown and Drake had squashed their epic 2012 beef with one another that started whenpeople from their camps were seen throwing bottles in a Soho nightclub. Late last year, sources say Drake and his crew came out to see Brown perform at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas. And then afterward, they were backstage hugging, drinking and talking about collaborating with one another.
Apparently the mediator was music executive Abou Thiam, Akon’s brother and Tracee Ellis Ross’ rumored on-again, off-again boo.
And the proof that the two have ended the madness came in the form of an Instagram picture featuring both Drake and Chris is the studio together early this morning.
No word on whether they’ve actually worked on a track together or if they’re just kicking it but we’ll see.
If they do collaborate, we wonder if their common link will come up…
Everyone Stop What You’re Doing. There’s a Drake lookalike on Instagram and we’re having a bit of trouble telling the two apart.
This Is Drake
You may recognize him from “Degrassi High” and some of your favorite slow jams.
There’s competitiveness in any field that you work in, but it’s always nice to see some camaraderie, support, and just have someone that you’re working with lend a helping hand… or a face.
In this list (which was inspired by a comment from poster Dark Child) we’re going to be bringing you musicians who appeared in other musicians’ music videos. Now, here’s the stipulation for their selections:
They have to either play the role of a love interest, they didn’t have a vocal part in the song, and/or they are merely there as a form of solidarity for their friend. So, with that said, let’s get it going with:
If you thought that Common’s beef with Drake had something to do with Serena Williams, it turns out that you were correct. The 42-year-old Chicago native recently spoke to Vlad TV about their feud and confessed that it had everything to do with his ex-girlfriend, Serena Williams.
“For me, I think it was an emotional thing,” he expressed. “Meaning, I was feeling like, at that time I think it was the Drake/Serena situation. I didn’t know what was going on with that. I ain’t know if he was throwing things, shots at me. Like you know, this is my ex and you know we’re kinda going our separate ways.”
As you may recall, the rapper and actor took shots at Drake on a couple of tracks—including “Sweet” and a “Stay Schemin’” freestyle. Looking back, Common reluctantly confessed that the “war” was “over a girl.”
“Unfortunately the war might have been over a girl, even though at the time I never said that. But it wasn’t totally that, it was more or less, ‘Do you respect me? Because I actually like you as an artist.’”
Thankfully, the two sat down for a man-to-man conversation and were able to squash their beef.
“Now it’s like nothing but love,” Common continued. “I ain’t on that.”
“The reason we can be at peace now is because we had a face to face talk. You know, this where I am with it. We had a good conversation. First it was like, ‘What’s up?’ Then it was like, ‘Look man, neither one of us are trying to be on that. You’re a successful guy. I’m doing my thing. Let’s forget all of this and go get our money.”
It’s nice that they were able to see beyond their egos and put their issues aside.
Watch a clip from Common’s interview below.
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This week we’re switching up Hotness or Hot Mess with a special BET Awards edition live from the BET Experience at L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles. Women from all over the country were in the city for the BET Award weekend festivities which means we got quite an interesting mix of responses when we asked five women to rate this year’s nominees. Would you say Drake, Andre 3000, Snoop Dogg, J. Cole, and Tank are hotness or hot messes? Check out these ladies’ hilarious responses and leave yours in the comments section.
June is Black Music Month and to pay homage to the melodic contributions of some of our favorite artists we’re taking a look at a few of our favorite celebrity singers turned actors who make it tough to decide which role we like them in best. For more on the artists here, head over to XFINITY CelebrateBlackTV.com. From The Wiz to Dreamgirls, check out great films with even better soundtracks, plus interviews, music videos and more all month long.
When he put on a dress, blonde wig, fishnet stockings and pursed up his lips as In Living Color’s ugly Wanda, he stole the show. The character helped launchJamie Foxx’s career in Hollywood and he became so popular, he earned a show of his own. But before he became a household name as a bona fide actor, Foxx’s first love was singing. He began playing the piano at five years old and after he graduated from high school, the Texas native went to college on a scholarship to study classical music and composition. Foxx brought home an Oscar for his role playing legendary singer Ray Charles in the film Ray and he’s also released four albums dating all the way back to 1994.
Drake has kept his love for Young Money label mate Nicki Minaj no secret, but after Nicki sparked rumors of a feud between them when she alluded to certain artists being “ungrateful,” many thought she was referencing the Canadian rapper. For a brief second at Summer Jam last night Nicki added fuel to the flame when during her headlining set at Metlife Stadium in New Jersey she announced that there was a dude from Young Money that she no longer effed with. Thinking that explained why Drizzy had yet to grace the stage with her, out of nowhere came the “Take Care” singer who promptly acknowledged Nicki Minaj as the queen, and then picked her up like so.
Anytime a woman with that much behind straddles a man who hints at being in love with her, you know the rumor mill is going to go into overdrive and that’s exactly what happened when this pic hit the net. Nicki was quick to shut down talk of she and Drake being more than friends, posting the photo on her Instagram page and writing “Yall gotta chill. Lol this my brother.” But for many, calling a dude who admires you a brother is the 2014 version of “she say he just a friend.” Those who do believe Nicki only considers Drake a brother, however, are already getting out tissues for ya boy. Note the tweet below:
Rihanna broke up with Drake and Nicki Minaj just friendzoned him, Take Care 2 dropping this fall
— GO CHARGERS (@BasedChasen) June 2, 2014
Drake wasn’t the only YMCMB member shown love by Nicki last night. When label head Lil Wayne hit the stage, Nicki let it be known that she will rep Weezy til the death of her for him putting her own and being the only one to support her from day one and you can see in the pic below that Wayne most definitely appreciated the love.
Oh and for anyone thinking Drake and Nicki’s connection on stage may spark a rift between the black barbie and Rihanna, think no more. The two were seen together backstage and all appears to be well.
Watch the Nicki Minaj Summer Jam set below. What do you think?
Prom season is still going, and if we had the chance to go to prom with our dream date back in the day, I’m sure we would all name some celebrity whose posters were on our wall and that we were crushing on at the time. But what happens when your wish is actually granted? These young people reached out to stars they are huge fans of to ask them to prom, and as you will find out, they were lucky enough to go arm-and-arm with the famous folks on the big night. Here are 9 celebrities who made prom a night to remember for some of their biggest fans.