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Whenever big events are taking place we’re always anticipating who our favorite celebs will bring as their dates. Just when we think it’ll be a model, they make us fall in love them even more by bringing their mamas instead. I always find it cute when they show mom dukes that she will always and forever be their leading lady. Video vixen, models, singers… fall back because the mothers are running this show.
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‘I Felt Like I Had A Chance’: J.Cole Talks Being An Alicia Keys Stan And Waiting For Her After One Of Her Shows At 14
You’re not the only person who was out here putting the poster of a celebrity crush on your wall back in the day. Some of the celebrities we jam to today have been open about the fact that they were doing the same thing at one time, and maybe even a little bit more. Just ask rapper J. Cole.
During an interview with The Fat Jew for The Crosby Press, the very cute MC was asked about the women he encounters at his shows, and instead of bragging or telling a sordid groupie tale like most rappers, he threw himself under the bus–in a comical way. He opened up about his own past being a fanatic for no other than Alicia Keys, which is why he can’t even hate on the women who go hard trying to meet and mess with celebs after shows:
“You know what? I have fanatic tendencies in me too. Alicia Keys, I one time…this is going to be crazy. When I was like 14, Alicia Keys just came out. I was in love with her. You can ask my mom, she’ll tell you. Super duper crush on Alicia Keys. There were a few of these in my life. Mariah Carey was one when I was real young. Alicia Keys when I was a little older. I felt like I had a chance. So I’m at this Alicia Keys concert with my cousin in Dallas, I’m 14 mind you…needing Alicia Keys. She does her set. They had a bunch of other people performing. She ends her performance and I tell my cousin, ‘Yo, there’s only one place she can go. She gotta leave from the back.’ So I convinced my cousin to go the back, so now the same things girls are doing to me in the shows, I was that guy. ”
“So you see a young Jermaine Cole, trying to be smooth. I don’t even speak cause I think she’s just going to see me. Nothing. I’m behind the gate, and she just got in her car and went. But the way I thought it was going to go was she was going to be like ‘You! [points] 14-year-old boy!’ So, I say all that to say, there’s nothing really weird to me that a fan can do. … I get it.” I was 14, [but in my head] it was going to be perfect [laughs].”
Big laugh at him thinking he was really going to meet her outside and get play. But that’s pubescent teenagers for you.
Check out the funny interview on the next page!
That’s Not Yo Baby Daddy — Or Anybody Else’s! Men Who Have Managed To Stay Baby Free In The Rap Game
A few things are just a given in the rap game: money, cars, chains, groupies, baby mamas, and, of course, a kid or two,or three, or four— except for these rappers it’s not. Breaking the overly fertile, be fruitful and multiply like Abraham and ‘dem stereotype that characterizes most rappers these days, these rhyme spitters have managed to not let the groupie love go to their head — or to at least remember to wrap it up every time they decide to get it in with the chick who makes her way from the concert to the hotel lobby to the hotel room.
We can’t help but appreciate these guys who know sprinkling their seed, and their hard-earned money in the form of child support payments, all across the globe is not a good look. Here are nine rappers who are most definitely not the father!
While jamming to your favorite songs, do you ever wonder about who wrote your favorite tune? Okay, probably not. But it’s still cool to see who helped put some of today’s major hits together, and most of the time, it’s people who you didn’t expect. We started looking into the names behind some popular tracks back in March, and now we’ve compiled a few more. Here’s a list of some major songs by major artists that were created with a little help from their famous (or at the time, soon-to-be-famous) friends.
“Baby” Justin Bieber feat. Ludacris (2009)
The-Dream/Tricky Stewart/Christina Milian
The song that threw Bieber into pop’s stratosphere, and was his highest charting single until 2012′s “Boyfriend,” was put together by former lovers The-Dream and Christina Milian and Dream’s writing partner Tricky Stewart (who has penned songs for Beyoncé, Rihanna, and more). The Dream claims that Milian only helped with the melody of the song- but there’s no way you can just get a royalty check and credits off a melody right? If so, then I stand corrected. Either way, it’s the jam folks of all backgrounds and ages can’t help but sing to, and it’s the song that pretty much made Bieber a household name.
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Looking for a summer anthem???
Well, you might want to keep looking…(I’m just saying). Kelly Rowland released a new video for her track, “Summer Dreaming,” which is a remake of the song of the same name by Kate Yanai. Rowland re-did the song as part of a collaboration with Bacardi for their 150th anniversary. She looks absolutely stunning in colorful pieces while partying in Barcelona and posing poolside, but the song…it’s okay, I guess. A little too Z100 pop-ish for my tastes, but hey, it might be your jam. Check out the video below and let us know your thoughts:
If that wasn’t enough, Dawn Richard, formerly of Danity Kane and Diddy-Dirty Money, released a new video for a song she is pushing called “Automatic.” The song is off of her EP, Armor On, and the video shows Richard decked out in body paint and little clothing as she displays some interesting choreography and gyrates a bit. This chick is pretty freaking talented, and it’s beyond me why she’s not doing bigger things as a solo artist yet. Maybe this video will help? Check it:
Roc Nation singer and one of our favorite chicks, Melanie Fiona, teamed up with fellow Roc Nation signee and cutie J. Cole for the video “This Time.” Getting her “Big Comfy Couch” on, Fiona plays around on a clock, sits in an hourglass and rocks a fitted cap repping the “MF” life for her track with Cole World. Digging the song as it’s definitely something different for the ballad singer. What do you think?
So…pass or play?
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What’s up, loves…how ya doin? *cues Digital Underground’s “I Get Around”* It’s Sunday so as usual, it is time for some last minute tidbits about our favorite – and sometimes, not so favorite – celebs. Check it out!
When I say that I love this song, I mean, like, I really LOVE this song. It gives me flashbacks of late ’90s Missy and Timbaland beats, and the fact that Missy is on the track and in the video also helps. She’s looking great with her long bangs and heavy eye makeup as she helps rapper J. Cole reiterate that indeed, “Nobody’s Perfect,” a track from J. Cole’s hot album, Cole World: The Sideline Story. I will say though, the video reminds me of Drake’s video for “Over,” and it does have its random moments at times (why is he just walking around a bedroom?). The video was directed by Colin Tilley, who is behind the camera for most of Chris Brown’s videos. I don’t really care for it, but I’ll still be jamming to this track on my iPeezy (iPod). What do you think of the video?
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Pics from Beyonce’s ‘Party’ video shoot have been circulating for what feels like forever but the wait is finally over. The super fun trailer park video featuring cameos from Solange and Kelly Rowland has the perfect summer vibe (too bad it’s almost November).
Everyone’s curious about why J Cole appeared in the video with a new verse instead of Andre 3000 who appears on the original track, but when you think about him being her hubby’s artist and Roc Nation managing Bey’s career, it’s probably safe to assume this was a PR move to boost the rapper’s career.
It’s also safe to say Khia, who jumped on the rip-off accusation bandwagon by accusing King B of remaking the video from her one hit wonder “My Neck My Back,” is the one who has in fact been “smoking rocks.” Khia must be high if she thinks Beyonce’s hit won’t be bigger than hers. It probably already is.
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.
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So it’s getting cold outside–that doesn’t mean that your style has to go stagnant in browns, grays and drab black. While these colors are good for business looks and for something classic, a burst of color is always fierce. Someone who is a great example of just how fierce poppy colors can be is R&B singer Elle Varner. She was caught on the set of her new video “Only Wanna Give It to You,” alongside cutie J.Cole who appears on the track (check it out!). This getup, a neon orange blazer (dare I say, cantaloupe colored??? *gasp*), an African-inspired dress with a Kente cloth designed skirt, those bright boots and that clutch all give the outfit a fun, funky personality. We’re also digging the big hair and the accessories.
Are you feeling this look?
We know you’re interested in seeing Tia’s new baby boy, Cree. Well Hello Beautiful has pictures along with an interview featuring the new mommy. Read on when you click the link!
It’s kind of hard to believe it’s been a whole five years since racial tensions mounted in the small town of Jena, Louisiana. Wonder how the town is doing today? You can find out here.
You’ve heard what Tavis and Cornel have to say about Barack Obama’s presidency and even his blackness. Not that President Obama has to define or defend his blackness, but one writer at theGrio.com explains how Obama has subtly softened the American palette when it comes to race.
Can we women have it all, the house, the job, the man and the kids? If you leave work to have a baby, what is your employer supposed to expect from you? One New York City judge, who happens to be a woman, thinks you should be held to the same standard of work whether you’re bringing a life into this world or not. Hmm…do you agree?
Good thing Rihanna and J Cole didn’t create a sex tape together! Baby boy is too fine to imagine with another woman. (Even though he’s booed up.) Either way, those were just rumors and both artists addressed them on Twitter. See what they had to say.