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Summer might soon be over, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop! Concerts are still in full effect. Lucky for you, there’s still time to see some of your favorite artists live and in the flesh as they continue to bring fans the music they’ve been longing to hear and experience in person. Beyoncé has been on her “Formation” World Tour, arguably the most anticipated – and also one of the highest grossing – concerts of 2016. No surprise there from the slay maven. But plenty of other artists in numerous genres are doing their thang on stage, and waiting to see you cheer them on in the crowd. Maybe you’ll catch one or some of them when they come to your city. Peep the artists and concerts you need to see before the year comes to an end.
After the swerve of the century, fans have been wondering if Drake and Rihanna are really dating, or if this is some elongated publicity stunt.
We previously reported the love-struck rapper professed his adoration to RiRi on stage at the MTV VMAs while she received her Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. He went in for a smooch, and Rihanna gave him the cheek.
But it looks like the Bajan beauty is getting a little more comfy with her potential romance, as she casually smooches Drake on stage in Miami:
See them smooch at HelloBeautiful.com
— MTV (@MTV) August 29, 2016
Last night during the MTV Video Music Awards, Rihanna, under-30 icon and queen of damn near everything (hey – we haven’t forgotten about Beyoncé), received the Michael Jackson Vanguard Award. Given each year to an artist who has had a profound impact on pop culture, Rihanna is only the 9th solo artist to receive the coveted award since it was renamed in Michael Jackson’s honor back in 1991. In addition to receiving the special award, Ri Ri opened the show – the first of several performances she had throughout the night. And to top things off, the Vanguard Award was presented to Rihanna by none other than Drake, who made a not-so-surprising confession while introducing his favorite bad gyal, Ri Ri (and let’s not forget the billboard he signed off on days before the award show). A night full of great fashion, great moments and great performances, particularly for Black women, we’ve got the best of Rihanna from the 2016 VMAs. Click on to read all about ‘em.
I live for a good coloring book. And as we’ve discussed around these parts, you should invest in one since adult coloring books help alleviate stress. If you’re still on the lookout and just so happen to be a hopeless romantic, I have the perfect option for you: Modern Lovers: The Relationship Goals Coloring Book.
Brought to you by Belly Kids, the book pays homage to some of the celebrity couples people can’t seem to get enough of. The curator of the coloring book, Michael Coley, told Mashable that the artists behind each of the illustrations wanted to create “a picture of love gone right.”
“We’ve come together to create something fun, cute, a little bit dorky but immensely positive and warming.”
The book includes the likes of Bey and Jay (drawn by Elena Boils), Kim and Kanye, and though she’s never claimed him publicly, Rihanna and Drake. Fictional couples even get some love, including Mulder and Scully from The X-Files and Jon Snow and Ygritte from Game of Thrones.
With the right set of colored pencils, a pencil sharpener on deck, and a glass of wine, this coloring book seems like it will give you quite a bit of entertainment — and of course, all the relationship goals. It can be yours for just $9.
I don’t know about you, but we here at MadameNoire live for Vogue’s epic video series, “73 Questions.” Instead of the standard interview style, “73 Questions” allows the interviewer to ask their subject a series of random questions as they walk around a specific setting, which usually leads to very interesting answers. In the magazine’s latest video, Serena Williams served up some tea-worthy responses about her love life, career and personal interests that left us gagging for more.
For example, in the highlights below, Williams talked about the one thing she’s not good at, whose closet she would raid, and how she defines love.
If She Had To Raid Someone’s Closet:
“Definitely Mariah Carey! She has some amazing shoes.”
If She Had To Give Anyone a Tennis Lesson:
Her Hidden Talent:
“An amazing cartwheel.”
What Is Love to Her:
“Love is magical and you may only experience it once in a lifetime.”
The Thing She’s Terrible At:
Find out what the most romantic thing a guy has done for Williams and what she had to say about Drake, Rihanna, and her homegirl Yoncé, in the video below.
We’ve all had a celebrity crush or two (or three or four) at some point in our lives. That actor whose movies we HAVE to see just because they’re in them. Heck, we’d pay to watch them read the dictionary from A to Z. How about that singer whose silky-smooth voice can melt our hearts with a single note? Needless to say, most of us will never meet our celebrity crushes, let alone have our fantasies about them come to life. But there’s one special group of people for whom celebrity crushes just might turn into real-life romance: actual celebrities. Stars meet each other at parties and award shows all the time. One celebrity’s people call another celebrity’s people to make meetings, deals and hookups happen all the time. It’s a pretty common occurrence that reveals one of the many perks of being a famous person: (instant) access. Despite that, none of the following celebrity-on-celebrity crushes have resulted in coupling. Not yet, anyway.
2015 hasn’t been the best year for Meek Mill. In addition to embarrassing himself by calling out Drake and then releasing that terrible diss record, he also had to appear in court to determine whether or not he violated his probation by traveling out of the country.
Last week, we reported Meek’s girlfriend, Nicki Minaj testified on his behalf saying that he might be “irresponsible” but is growing up and working on becoming “a quote-unquote adult.”
Way to sell Nick!
According to TMZ, the 28-year-old rapper himself took the stand yesterday. He spoke for more than an hour pleading his case before the judge.
He got emotional as he recalled not being able to see his mother in New Jersey after she had surgery.
Meek made it a point to apologize to the district attorney for calling her a “b-tch” in his song “The Ride.” This same district attorney is the one who said Mill submitted a urine sample for drug testing that didn’t belong to him.
Things got even more emotional when he addressed the judge directly.
“I’m not a gangsta. I’m not a criminal. I have my queen Nicki now. I’m trying to do better and feel like I can be the best rapper out there.”
But the judge wasn’t here for it. She ruled that he was in technical violation of his probation, meaning he will likely serve some more jail time. But she didn’t issue his punishment yet. Sentencing is set for February. Until that time, Meek cannot leave the 5 county area around Philadelphia.
As you might imagine, this is quite a bit for a very new, very public relationship.
While Minaj has the means to visit Philadelphia often, she is also a very busy woman whose schedule may not permit frequent trips to visit her boyfriend.
Furthermore, if he does end up serving jail time, things become even more complicated. Does she wait for him, hold him down? Does she remain monogamous while he’s away?
I don’t know or even understand what Meek and Nicki are doing these days. I can’t put my finger on them. But her statements in his defense don’t seem all that glowing. I would think that if your man’s freedom was at stake, you wouldn’t even allude to the fact of him being irresponsible.
But perhaps the evidence is too damning to deny on the witness stand. I’m sure the last thing she wants to do is perjure himself.
If I were in Nicki’s situation, I would at least have to consider a few things at this point. It’s not like Meek is a young 20 still making those “growing pain” mistakes. He’s a 28-year-old man who let his “beef” (read jealousy) of Drake dismantle all the work he’d put into building what looked like a very promising rap career and compromise his freedom.
And I’m not exaggerating. One of the reason’s Meek is in court is because he left the country, to perform in Canada, for Nicki Minaj’s The Pinkprint Tour. Now, most people on probation know the terms of it- whether they decide to follow them or not. I believe Meek knew going to Canada was a violation but he was more concerned about showing fans and the Hip Hop community at large that he wasn’t scared to perform in Drake’s old stomping grounds. And now, as a result of that decision he’s jeopardized his freedom. Maybe Nicki’s not one to be in her man’s legal business but I do wonder if she knew that he would be in violation of his probation by leaving the country. And if she did, did she try to suggest that he hang back for this show?
Y’all I hate that another Black man might have to enter the penal system over a technicality but I also wonder how a man who knows what it’s like to be incarcerated, away from his mother, children and his dream, could put himself in a position to be right back in that same predicament. And for what? A beef everyone unanimously agrees you lost anyway.
Lord have His mercy.
Nicki Minaj has said that she wants to be married with children. Now, that her relationship with Meek has come to this crossroad, she really needs to ask herself if she can see herself doing that with a man who, at 28, is still working toward becoming an adult.
These celebrity men have been working it out and tightening it up. Now they want to know, are they on your radar yet?
After serenading fans with a smooth remix of Drake’s “Hotline Bling,” Erykah Badu is gearing up to gift fans with a new mixtape on Turkey Day.
Influenced by the melody of the OVO ringleaders “Hotline Bling,” Badu’s project is titled You Cain’t Use My Phone.
“After I heard that song it inspired me,” she told The Fader. “I was feeling it really and I started making the songs. No particular reason though.” Badu gushed over her friendship with the rapper saying, “We’re very good friends and we had some great talks. He’s an inspiration to me. Sonically he’s in a place where I want to be. It’s halfway between where I was and halfway to where I am now.”
She also divulged deets on the concept and basis of the mixtape, offering that every track is phone related.
If “Tyrone” is a timeless classic, then we’re sure whatever Ms. Badu pens this time around will be an instant hit.
We may have celebrated Drake’s 29th birthday yesterday, but apparently “Hotline Bling” is the gift that keeps on giving. Between Drake’s dollar party dance moves and Erykah Badu’s amazing cover, choreographer Tanisha Scott is now saying the fun isn’t stopping there.
Complex recently interviewed the choreographer of Sean Paul’s “Gimme The Light” fame to talk about how she became involved with the Hotline Bling concept. Scott has also worked with Rihanna and Beyonce just to name a few. She talked about being contacted by Director X with whom she shares a manager. The crew whom all hail from Toronto talked about doing a classic “X” video. Scottt makes it clear that she contacted to be a “movement coach” not choreograph the video for which Sean Paul’s “Temperature” video was used as a reference:
“I was brought in to do choreography with dancers and whatnot, but through it all, when we got to set, we decided to just focus the video on Drake having fun and letting loose.”
“I have to applaud Drake for stepping out of his comfort zone to just have fun and be unique and not care.”
“It’s him championing everything he’s done. Nothing was rehearsed, nothing was choreographed, it was just him doing his thing.”
As for the memes, Scott says Drake knew they were coming:
“And all those memes and [mashups], he knew that was going to happen! We were looking at playbacks, and he was like, ‘This is totally going to be a meme.’ He’s borderline brilliant. He knew what was going to happen.”
Scott also revealed that she didn’t have a clue she’d actually BE in the video until Drake offered:
“When I saw him on set he was like, ‘So you know you’re doing this video with me, right? You’re going to have a moment with me.’”
Apparently Drake wanted to pay homage to a similar feature Scott had in Sean Paul’s “Gimme The Light” video and was also inspired by the classic Pulp Fiction scene between Uma Thurman and John Travolta. Scott described the set as more of a party where everyone was dancing, freestyling and just having a good time.
So will Drake be busting anymore meme-inspiring moves in the future? Scott says once Views From the 6 is released, she might have to get her “Dancing With The Stars” on with Drizzy again:
“We’re definitely going to be working together once his new music comes out. You’re going to see a lot more. We’re taking everything to a new level.”
Read the full interview over at Complex.