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The beauty of most love songs is the fact that you can identify them with a special person in your life (past, present, or future). But when you find out that the song was written for a particular person, it makes the lyrics more tangible and the hope for true love more attainable. Though many of these relationships didn’t last, we still have these songs as artifacts of a relationship that was so strong that the writers wanted to mark their union in lyrical prose. With that, let’s go through a list of songs that the writers revealed were dedicated to a particular person when penning the lyrics.
Iggy Azalea In Her Feelings Over Jill Scott And Eve’s Comments About Her “Blaccent”; Scott Responds: “Chile Please”
Late last week, Eve and Jill Scott stopped by Sway in the Morning to promote their Lifetime movie, With This Ring (which was a big hit by the way). During their chat with Sway, the conversation turned to Iggy Azalea. Considering that Eve is a popular rapper before she’s an actress, it makes sense.
Both women shared their honest opinions on the Australian MC, with Eve trying to be as kind/diplomatic as possible, and Jilly from Philly keeping it all the way real.
When asked her thoughts on Iggy Igg, Eve had this to say during the chat:
“At the end of the day I get it. I get that people might be upset about certain things, but, yeah she’s white, but they grew up with our shit. Hip-hop is everywhere — every neighborhood, every country, every city — and it didn’t just hit. Yes it’s from us and it’s our thing but she’s representing a group of girls right now as well. I think people right now are too quick to give too many accolades to new people. That’s the one thing I just can’t stand. Let her do her thing. It’s not my cup of tea but she’s representing for somebody. She’s doing her thing. What are you gonna do?”
As for Jill, she said that Azalea sounds like a rip of a few different popular rappers, and that stops her from really getting into the “Fancy” rapper’s music.
“It’s a little challenging for me, because I come from the era that she pulled from. To me, it’s a mixture of Da Brat and Eve. That’s what it sounds like to me, so that’s a little challenging for me. But I’m a mixture of Sarah Vaughan and five other things so for somebody else that comes from that era, they’d be like ‘You aight.’ So that has been the only thing that stops me, is that I know where that comes from. It sounds like a big bite to me. The tone of the voice.”
Eve also made it clear that there is one aspect of Azalea that she’s not feeling: the whole accent thing.
“The ‘blaccent.’ Is that horrible? A lot of people gonna get mad at that, say what you want, but fuck it. I’m saying it in a sense that, she’s from a different place. I’ve said this before, It would be dope to hear her with her swag. What are you, who are you and what is that? That’s the only reason I say that. [Australians] are so dope. That’s my only thing about it. I think she’s fly, she’s good to look at, I think she’s a pretty girl and she has a dope body, all of that’s fine, but I just wish there was a little bit more of possibly inserting where she came from.”
Well, Iggy felt some type of way about those statements. She had this to say on Twitter yesterday:
But Jilly from Philly was sure to let the rapper know that she wasn’t trying to stereotype her at all. She just likes what she likes, and doesn’t like what she doesn’t like. Period.
No comment yet from Eve, but you can check Eve and Jill’s original comments from their Sway interview below. The conversation about Iggy starts at the 8:15 mark:
Jill Scott is buzzing around the web with her wonderful role in the recent release of With This Ring and we’re loving her. Today we salute this soul-singing haute mama and look back at some of her most stylish moments.
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WCW: 15 Times Jill Scott Slayed
Jill Scott says you won’t catch her in relationships that last longer than six months unless she happens to encounter an extremely remarkable guy whom she sees herself having a pretty solid future with. Having loved and lost, the With This Ring actress says that she has learned quite a bit—so much so that she has a six-month cut off period for her romantic relationships.
“I’m older now so I see a little bit better than I did before. My longest relationships now are about nine months,” she told ABC News Radio. “Actually, now it’s grown to six months.”
Within that time span, Scott says she usually learns all she needs to know about a man and whether or not she has found someone worth moving forward with.
“There’s no need for me to waste my time or anybody else’s. I know by then. If you make it over the six month hump, you have done something. I must really like you.”
The one-time divorcee went on to say that genuine love for self and your partner is a must to sustain a lasting marriage.
“You can hold your stomach in for four hours, but you can’t hold it in forever,” she metaphorically explained. “You have to be who you are and you have to genuinely love who you love in order to have a lasting marriage. Getting married is one thing; staying married is something else.”
What are your thoughts on Jill’s six-month dating rule? Would you say that she’s on to something?
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Regina Hall And Jill Scott Talk Giving Ultimatums And Making Vows To Get Married In Their Real Lives
When you hear the premise of the new Lifetime movie “With This Ring,” — three women attempting to get engaged or married within a year–you might think Well, that’s far fetched! What type of thirsty women act like that?
But honey, the basic human need to be loved, mixed with societal pressures, combined with the sound of your biological clock ticking in your ear will have you doing some strange things. Y’all saw Mary Jane Paul trying to inseminate herself…The desperation can get real.
And today, when Eve, Regina Hall and Jill Scott, the women starring in the upcoming Lifetime movie With This Ring, appeared on “Today” they also spoke about some of the crazy lengths they’ve gone through trying to get married.
See what they had to say.
About the premise of the movie
Jill: I thought it was pretty realistic. Regardless of what we do and how much we accomplish, everybody wants to be loved.
Who is applying the pressure [to be married]?
Regina: And there’s a cultural pressure.
Eve: It’s cultural but I think we also apply pressure to ourselves, especially women who have a lot going on. Sometimes it takes a little while for us to find the right person because we’ve been working on our careers. And we’re like ‘oh, I forgot to do that?! I forgot to get married. I forgot to have kids.’
Eve on married life.
It’s honestly, really good. It’s different. It is different but I love it. I’m happy.
Have you ever heard of anyone really making that vow to get married in a year?
Regina: I did. I made that vow. I was talking to my girlfriend Sandy and I was like by this age, a certain age, we have to get married. We can’t walk around blaming being single on our careers. And we said we’re even going to marry the person, the same thing [as in the movie] the one we don’t…
Jill: I did put pressure on someone to get married. An ultimatum. I did that. It was whack. It was a terrible, terrible decision. I said if it doesn’t happen by New Year’s Eve, it’s over. I was asked on December 30.
What did we learn from this interview ladies? You don’t have to force it!
Watch their appearance on “Today” in the video below and you can check out “With This Ring,” which is pretty awesome, by the way, on Saturday, January 24th on Lifetime at 8/7c.
It’s pretty amazing just how many musicians turned actors successfully! The fifteen on this list include songwriter/singer Ne-Yo, megastar Beyonce, talented soul crooners Alicia Keys, Jennifer Hudson and more!
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Triple Threat: 16 Musicians Turned Actors
Lifetime is taking a break from biopics and getting back to it’s roots with a new romantic comedy starring some of our favorite ladies on the big screen. On January 24, the network will premiere “With This Ring,” a story about three single friends — Regina Hall, Eve, and Jill Scott — who vow to get married within one year.
As you can imagine, hilarious mishaps will ensue along the way of this mission in this cute flick which also stars Deion Sanders, Stephen Bishop (Heeey!), Brian White, Jason George, and Brooklyn Sudano. As Lifetime tells it:
After attending their friend Elise’s (Sudano) wedding to Nate (Bishop) on New Year’s Eve, Trista (Hall), a career-driven talent agent, Viviane (Scott), a successful gossip columnist, and Amaya (Cooper), a struggling actress, make a pact to get married within the year to either a new love or a man waiting in the wings. But the close friends face their own set of challenges – Trista has not gotten over her commitment-phobic ex-boyfriend Damon (White), Viviane is secretly in love with Sean (George), the father of her son, and Amaya is desperate to break up her boyfriend Keith’s (Sanders) unhappy marriage so they can live happily ever after. Each woman starts the year with high hopes and dreams of what will happen over the next 12 months…but will they all make it to the altar?
The movie is based on the best-selling novel The Vow by Denene Millner, Angela Burt-Murray, and Mitzi Miller and we have to say we can’t wait to watch this one. Check out the trailer below and tell us what you think. Will you watch “With This Ring” on Lifetime January 24 at 8pm?
This was the year of celebrity hacks! These 15 celebrities who’ve been hacked by storm releasing everything from nude photos to photos of lovers all over the Internet. Consider this your cheat sheet.
15 Celebrities Who’ve Been Hacked
There really is no delicate intro or a sleek, well-worded segue to open the discussion on a hugely controversial topic involving a figure the world grew to know and love as “Dr. Huxtable” – our favorite TV dad who changed the game in terms of how the world perceived a successful, modern black family has been accused of rape … several times. ” Dr. Heathcliff Huxtable” was a parental staple in our homes for many years and, without a doubt, holds a very special place in all of our hearts. “Cliff Huxtable” was a fictitious character, played by a very powerful man in Hollywood but what do we know about Bill Cosby, the man? Is he a serial rapist who preyed on young women looking for a mentor to aid in launching a showbiz career? Our first mind says, “Oh, God no. What? No way! This is slander! It’s nonsense. Total asinine. Nope. Won’t hear it.” And the powerhouse of love herself, Jill Scott, feels the same way.
On Sunday afternoon, Jill Scott defending Bill Cosby on Twitter rubbed all kinds of folks the wrong way. Black Twitter waged war against the songstress who is well known for her lyrical advocation of feminism, womanhood and the joyful pains of both. Considering, earlier this year, Scott was presented with an honorary doctorate degree from Temple University by Bill Cosby himself – no doubt, she takes personal offense to the recent allegations against America’s favorite dad – citing her personal affiliation to Cosby and blaming the media for attempting to “destroy a magnificent legacy” with “insane” rumors for which there is no solid “proof.”
But is the proof in the pudding? Cosby’s alleged illicit behaviors have been swirling around the rumor mill for decades now! Just how many more women have to come forward with frighteningly similar stories for one to take pause and chew on facts? All personal feelings aside, fact is, at this point, 19 women have accused the same man of doing the same things around the same time when victim shaming was a rape victim’s reality – not including the mass of women he’s settled sexual assault disputes with out of court. Should we just chalk this up to coincidence? A conspiracy to dethrone a TV king turned philanthropist? Or, could Mr. Cosby just be a very troubled, sick man who’s done horrible things to several women once upon a time? Could it be?
One thing is for certain, Jill Scott is not the only one who feels a way behind this. Like, we get it, our feelings are hurt too – it’s like being in a perpetual state of denial – the betrayal! Who is this person, for real? What does all this mean? The unfortunate reality of the mere mention of his name along with such despicable doings is truly inconceivable. It hurts. Scott so eloquently articulates in her body of work the pains of entrusting even a piece of her heart to a man who may not have the slightest intention of breaking it, yet, somehow ends up doing so. Could this be the case, here? Just how much proof do we need?
Jill Scott is a firm believer in the principle of presumption of innocence and she proved as much today when she got into a bit of a tiff with her Twitter followers over the Bill Cosby rape allegations. The debate seemed to jump off when Jill retweeted the tweet below, likening the accusations against Bill Cosby to those against Michael in the ’90s.
@missjillscott all I can think of reading all this is the parents confessing they lied bout their child being abused by Michael. ⏰ will tell
— ☆Solebound Lyrics☆ (@sole_lyrical) December 1, 2014
Of course that stamp of approval led many to lash out at the singer and accuse her of victim blaming. And though Jill’s initial response was “We will respectfully have to agree to disagree,” she soon began providing more detailed explanations of her support of Bill Cosby. When one follower said she was hurt by her position, Jill responded with, “hurt? By an opinion? I’ve been a solider on many levels for women. I know rape but I’m also aware of propaganda.” The debate went on from there:
Though Jill tried to wrap the argument with this bit of positivity below, several followers still questioned the singer and urged her in so many words to do better.
But Jill kept her calm in a debate with one woman, refusing to accept that her support of Bill Cosby’s legacy is akin to telling women not to come forth after they’ve been raped. She then went on to encourage women to do so.
Rape is a despicable, cowardly crime. If you’ve been raped- plz do NOT shower, go to police IMMEDIATELY, have a rap kit done. GET EVIDENCE.
— ⭐Jill Scott⭐ (@missjillscott) December 1, 2014
It’ll be interesting to see how this ends. What do you think about Jill’s comments on Bill Cosby’s legacy and the media/society’s attempt to tear it down without proof?