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There’s being a fan and then there’s taking things too far. These fans decided to show their undying loyalty to their favorite celebrities by professing their love in ink…unfortunately.
The Ciara neck tattoo
She may be engaged to Atlanta singer/songwriter Future, and thus taken, but that didn’t stop one man from getting Ciara’s face tattooed on his neck. The die hard C-squad fan club member showed off his ink on social media and the soon-to-be mom reposted it on her instagram page with a shout-out to her faithful follower. No word yet how Future feels about the tattoo.
It looks there will be some consequences for Drake’s Twitter rant regarding his experience with Rolling Stone magazine. Hollywood PR firm ID parted ways with the rapper who is currently performing overseas in Europe on tour.
ID wasn’t impressed with Drake’s vocal disappointment over losing the cover story to a tribute to late actor, Philip Seymour Hoffman last month. He tweeted:
“I’m done doing interviews for magazines. I just want to give my music to the people. That’s the only way my message gets across accurately.”
In a public apology he issued a short time later, he tried to explain the cause of his frustration to fans and critics who expressed that the “Started From The Bottom” rapper’s animosity in the wake of the actor’s death was in poor taste. On his official website the rapper wrote:
“I apologize to anybody who took my initial comments out of context because in no way would I ever want to offend the Hoffman family or see myself as bigger than that moment. I am still the same person.”
Well ID wasn’t having it and they initiated a split with the rapper. “Drake is an incredibly talented artist and we’re proud of our results for Nothing Was The Same and Would You Like A Tour? We wish him the best,” they stated to Billboard.
But an insider revealed to Hollywood Reporter that Drake’s Twitter tantrum was only one incident in what may be a routine of bad behavior. The artist is rumored to be difficult to manage when it comes to print interviews by confirming his availability at the last minute and forcing publications to make tough calls when choosing cover stories.
ID is Drake’s third PR management firm. He was managed by Chamber Group and The Blueprint Group in the past.
We understand the man is passionate about his music, but maybe Drake needs to put the hookah pipe down and start focusing more on his public image.
When we first got word that Amanda Bynes tweeted that she wanted Drake to murder her vagina we thought it was a hoax. Surely, someone had hacked her account. But then the odd tweets kept coming. Right after she expressed that she wanted Drake to hook her up, she was talking about his looks: “Drake has the ugliest smile, ugly gums uneven teeth ugly eyes.” It seemed like every other week, Bynes was calling another celebrity ugly.
But now that she’s in treatment for her schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, Bynes is trying to make amends for her reckless comments and has expressed her remorse.
According to TMZ, sources directly connected to Amanda report that she is close to being herself again. They say, “the fact that the Drake Comment ‘horrifies her’ shows she again has a sense of the difference between right and wrong.”
These sources also noted that Amanda stopped smoking weed, is in the process of removing inappropriate tattoos and is kind to the people she comes in contact with.
And even better, Amanda is reportedly studying at the Fashion Institute of Design Merchandising in Orange County and has become so confident she makes presentations in front of the class.
That’s awesome! We’re hoping that Amanda can stay on the right track and get back to her real self.
We told you yesterday about the fit that Drake had on Twitter after Rolling Stone put the late Academy Award-winning actor, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, on the cover of their latest issue instead of him. By doing this, RS was bumping Drake, who was supposed to initially cover the mag and allegedly only wanted to do the interview if he was going to be on the cover, to a spread inside. While it’s okay to feel a little salty about such a thing, Drake seemed to handle it a bit funky when he publicly said the following on Twitter:
Well, he is now backtracking. He explained in a letter on his blog titled, Tough Day At The Office that his real issue was with not being given a choice to just have his story and shoot saved for a later issue. However, he acknowledges that he overreacted and lauded Hoffman.
With today being the 5th anniversary of So Far Gone I figured it’s fitting to return to it’s place of its origin in order to clear the air about an extremely emotional day. I completely support and agree with Rolling Stone replacing me on the cover with the legendary Phillip Seymour Hoffman. He is one of the most incredible actors of our time and a man that deserves to be immortalized by this publication. My frustration stemmed from the way it was executed. The circumstances at hand are completely justifiable (on the magazines behalf), but I was not able to salvage my story or my photos and that was devastating. They ran the issue without giving me a choice to be in it or not. I would have waited until it was my time because I understand the magnitude of the cover they chose but I just wasn’t given that option and that made me feel violated. I apologize to anybody who took my initial comments out of context because in no way would I ever want to offend the Hoffman family or see myself as bigger than that moment. I am still the same person. Today I was forced out of my character and felt the need to react swiftly. These days are the worst ones. Waking up after a great night in the studio and it’s your day to be picked apart. After dwelling on it for a few hours or days you will come to the conclusion that you brought it on yourself almost every time. So here I am having that moment. I once again apologize to everybody who took my cover comments the wrong way. I respect Rolling Stone for being willing to give a kid from Toronto a shot at the cover. I guess this is a day to learn and grow.
Kudos for the heartfelt apology. I understand why he was upset, but in the case of Rolling Stone and the audience they attract, had they not put Hoffman on the cover, it probably would have been an issue for the readership. But what do you think?
Drake has not been holding back when it comes to the stuff he doesn’t like these days. The usually cheerful rapper of course called out Macklemore for sending an apology text to Kendrick Lamar after the Grammys that the “Thrift Shop” rapper shared with the world. In a new Rolling Stone interview he said the apology didn’t feel genuine, but at the same time, knowing his disdain for Kendrick Lamar these days, Drake told Macklemore that he shouldn’t have felt bad for winning over the West Coast MC: “You think those guys would pay homage to you if they won?”
But this morning he let the world know that he’s done doing interviews for Rolling Stone and other magazines in general. He claims that he was misquoted (not about the Macklemore statements, he stands by those, but about Kanye West’s last album) and was upset that at the last minute, they took him off of the magazine cover. However, Drake lost his cover to actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman, who we all know just passed away from a heroin overdose. Anywho, here’s what he said on Twitter, be sure to read from the bottom up.
UPDATE: Rolling Stone has responded to Drake’s statements. According to TMZ, sources close to the rapper say he only wanted to do the RS interview if he was going to front the new issue, but the magazine says that they informed him that he would be swapped out last week, so why he’s saying everything was “last minute” is unclear to them. Drake was interviewed on January 28 and the photo shoot was finished before Hoffman died on February 2, so they knew soon after Hoffman’s death that they would put the actor on the cover. Drake has actually deleted his comments about the magazine on Twitter in the last hour.
While it’s wack that he possibly spoke on Yeezus off-the-record only to have it put in the interview, as for the cover, it’s only right to show love to Hoffman. Drake will have plenty of other opportunities to grace Rolling Stone–that is, if he decides to do interviews for magazines again (and after his fussing, if Rolling Stone want him back…).
While some people were appreciative of rapper Macklemore and the fact that he sent a text to Kendrick Lamar after winning in most of the rap cateogries at the Grammys telling Lamar that he should have actually won, one person who was NOT feeling it was Drake. He wondered why Macklemore felt that he needed to feel guilty about his wins, and even more, why he decided to put a private text message on blast in the first place to show the world he felt bad. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Drake matter-of-factly stated that he thought the gesture was “wack as f**k.”
“I was like, ‘You won. Why are you posting your text message? Just chill. Take your W, and if you feel you didn’t deserve it, go get better — make better music,’” he tells us. “It felt cheap. It didn’t feel genuine. Why do that? Why feel guilt? You think those guys would pay homage to you if they won?”
Drake acknowledged that this is just the way the world works. Sometimes black folks who put out a better product are robbed because some white artists can reach a larger audience and have greater success even if their product isn’t what many people think is the best.
“This is how the world works: He made a brand of music that appealed to more people than me, Hov, Kanye and Kendrick. Whether people wanna say it’s racial, or whether it’s just the fact that he tapped into something we can’t tap into. That’s just how the cards fall. Own your sh*t.”
But he did say that if Macklemore was going to apologize to Kendrick, he needed to apologize to all the other people that were up against him in the different categories…
“To name just Kendrick? That sh*t made me feel funny. No, in that case, you robbed everybody. We all need text messages!”
No, Drake, he wanted to apologize to Kendrick Lamar because his album was a critically acclaimed work that many people were expecting to pick up major awards. He wasn’t about to call Jay Z for no Magna Carta Holy Grail, which was critically side-eyed, or Kanye for Yeezus, which was loved by critics, but was not embraced by the public. But anywho, what do you think of what Drake had to say?
These days folks can’t even make music together without rumors floating around that they’re carrying on some top secret relationship and having a child together. The latest musicians to be targeted with these rumors are Drake and singer Jhené Aiko. According to recent reports, not only were the duo madly in love, but Jhené was also said to be two month pregnant with Drake’s child. The baby was rumored to be conceived after the two hooked up during their recent tour.
After remaining silent for a while, the 25-year-old singer-songwriter made it clear that she is not pregnant with anyone’s baby when she tackled the rumors head-on via Twitter last week.
“I’m not pregnant, kids,” she tweeted. “Now run along and enjoy your Friday!” she added. “And as my 4th grade teacher use to say ….’go forth and be a blessing.’ ”
So far there has been no word from either party regarding that nature of their relationship, but she did recently reveal that she is currently in love.
“I AM in love (laughs),” she confessed during an interview with SingersRoom last November. “I think you’re the first person I’ve told that to, but I am, and I love being in love. And I think the best thing about being in love is just for me, as I get older, really understanding what that means, and for me it means to be able to completely be yourself with another person, and to completely accept and understand them. Not having to depend on them for your happiness, but being happy enough to want to share it with another person. For me, it’s all about giving and not receiving. And that’s the line in the Drake song where I said, “I love me enough for the both of us,” and that’s basically what I mean. Like, I don’t need anything from you, I love you cause I love myself.
Whether or not Drake is the object of her affection is something that we’ll more than likely have to stay tuned to find out. But I think it’s safe to say that those pregnancy rumors are a dud.
With the advent of social media sites like Twitter and Facebook, it’s easier and easier for celebrities to stay connected with their fans 24/7. But while some celebrities are naturally more entertaining than others, the rest of the bunch can just be downright hard to follow either because of their bad grammar, boring content, or ignorant commentary.
Florida rapper Plies dropped out of high school to follow his dreams. He founded his own independent label with his stepbrother but Plies was hesitant to become a rapper and preferred to stay behind the scenes. Releasing several mixtapes and albums on his own Plies may be best known for his guest feature on Ludacris’ “Nasty Girl.” He may also be best known for getting nasty on twitter. Not only are his tweets raunchy, they’re grossly misspelled. His most recent PG-rated tweets include: I Gotta Stop Getting Drunk And Callin A Bihh Late Nite… I Be Out Dere 2 Bad” and “Chase Tha Money An Not Da Hoes…”
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Drake — aka Aubrey Graham — was an actor first, as Jimmy Brooks, the TV character disabled after a horrific school shooting. However, Aubrey had ambitions well beyond the hallways of a fictional Degrassi High.
Now past the famous “sophomore slump” period, Drake can manage his career his way. Black and Jewish, of Toronto provenance, with success as a child star on Canadian television… these ingredients normally do not mix to produce a flourishing recording artist. But, let’s face it, we love Drake’s brand of sensitive and we want more!
With his recently released album, Nothing Was The Same, collaborations with equally talented artists such as Jhene Aiko, Jay Z, and Big Sean, and his first hosting and performing debut on Saturday Night Live this past weekend, Drake is at a pivotal stage in his career where he can continue to benefit by expanding beyond his particular brand of “emo rap.” Here’s how:
Get back into acting
If you haven’t seen Drake’s first turn at hosting and performing on Saturday Night Live, you are missing out. Drake reminded us that he was once just Aubrey Graham, a young kid who auditioned while high on marijuana for a children’s television show. Edgy with the ability to show consideration for other’s feelings, Drake could go the way of Kid Cudi and star in a cable television show or take up meetings with buzzed-about independent directors and producers like Justin Simien or Ryan Coogler and audition for roles. After all, he did mention late last year that he’s “dying to get back into acting.” His debut on Saturday Night Live this year proves that the man is ready and able.
Try delving into other art forms
Sure, Drake has been featured in commercials for Sprite and Kodak, showing his business and marketing smarts. But he doesn’t have to simply hawk other products. He could choose to work with innovative leaders within the worlds of theater, photography, or other art forms where he has an interest and shows equal talent.
Open up his collaboration pool
Drake has enough experience and flair to help others in his position, which he is clearly doing by working with R&B soul singer Jhene Aiko. Drake may be inching towards the “Hippie R&B” genre in music, which was christened in 2013. If this is the case, Drake should look into other artists who could only profit from his seal of approval both in business and virtuosity, like FKA Twigs and Toro Y Moi.
As Drake’s popularity continues to increase, he should consider the footprints he could leave behind in the technological universe. Drake can explore the options to smartly invest in a commercial music streaming service or the next big music mobile app.
Lay low during non-traditional times
If he is to “expand the Drake brand,” he should definitely be strategic with his publicist. The public has long become savvy to the tricks of the entertainment game. When a new album or tour is on the horizon, controversy and other stunts suddenly appear in the tabloids. Drake can remain relevant, profound, distinctive, and on the beat of his own drum without being so obvious. Pull a Beyoncé and put out a secret mixtape without any warning. Refrain from getting caught up in romantic drama. He can let the work — and his reputation — speak for itself, and grow all the while.
Drake is a talented performer and he has the power to construct his art in new and original ways. Now that “emo-rap” is a credible music genre with Drake as one of its forefathers, he can take it any way his brand and skills allow. Expanding the “sensitive Drake” brand will require courage, further planning, and teamwork with unlikely partners to create what he could be without abandoning his core trademark.
So, it was the night on Saturday Night Live that many had been waiting for: new cast member Sasheer Zamata was going to make her debut as the first black female cast member in five years. So, how did it go?
Well, Zamata’s debut may have been a little more lowkey than many were expecting. She didn’t say much but appeared in quite a few of the skits, sometimes adding in a few lines. There was the “Mazel Tov” during the opening monologue, the chorus during “Resolution Revolution,” and she also played a high school student during a skit of “Hip Hop Classics: Before They Were Stars.” It was during the latter that she had more lines.
While we’re definitely looking forward to seeing more of Sasheer Zamata, Saturday night’s episode belong to Drake and his pretty impressive comedic timing. His opening monologue started off with him explaining that he is a biracial rapper from Canada who is also Jewish. He reminisced on his bar mitzvah and it turned into a flashback moment where both sides of his family were pretty much meeting for the first time. In the flashback, Drake performed a rap song as a 13 year old kid explaining how both sides of his culture are engrained in him. Hilarious.
Check out clips of the show below that feature both Drake and Sasheer Zamata? Did you watch? What did you think?