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There are probably a ton of celebs giving Ray J the side-eye following his release of controversial track, “I Hit it First,” which clearly appears to be about the singer’s throwback sex tape with reality star Kim Kardashian – though Ray profusely denies it. Ne-Yo, however, just like the rest of the world, is convinced that the song is about Kim and refuses to even listen to it because he finds to be “disrespectful.” Or at least that’s what he told the folks over at Philly’s 107.9 during a recent interview. The “Let Me Love You” singer also opened up about the paternity drama he found himself in the middle of with his”almost” baby mama Jesseca White, revealing that they’ve made peace with each other and the situation. Check out some of what he had to say below.
On “I Hit it First”:
“I have not [heard it] and I will not. I personally feel like it’s nuts, it’s disrespectful for one. It’s disrespectful for the person that it is allegedly not about. I don’t have a beef with Ray J, don’t even go there, don’t even start that. I just don’t see the purpose or reason for that. You look nuts for that. I would have wrote him a song, Ray J holla at ya boy. I will write you whatever it is that you need. I have no problem saying it, ‘Ray J you are playing yourself with that. You are bigger than that, cut that out.”
On making peace with almost baby mama, Jesseca White:
“Me and Jesseca have made peace, about that whole situation. There is no beef between me and her. I would honestly like for people to stop dragging her through the mud. Everybody was young; mistakes were made on both sides.”
On Jesseca being demonized by the media:
“Vh1 definitely put it together so that I looked like the hero and she looked like the devil, but it was not like that. It was definitely mistakes made on both of our parts. My intention was not to have her screwed up like that. People went in and were sending death threats on twitter. Come on y’all, seriously, for real? I appreciate the support but that’s a bit far.”
On being bitter over the paternity dispute:
“Here’s the thing, after that whole thing happened, I was bitter. I was bitter around the whole situation, so she was trying to get into the music business and wasn’t nobody trying to mess with her just behind me letting it be known what went down. It wasn’t like she disappeared by choice; there was nothing she could do.”
On what really went down between he and Jesseca:
“She did not trick nor bamboozle me! From the beginning, I knew there was a possibility that there could have been another father and once Chimere was born we both looked at him and went, ‘There is no way.’ So it was us that decided we weren’t going to do the test. My mom really felt like we should do the test, we did it and turns up he wasn’t mine. Never once did she lead me to believe he was mine and that there was no possibility of another father. I always knew there was a possibility of another father, Vh1 just didn’t put that all the way out there.”
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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Were you waiting for the Twitter Music app to arrive? Well, it is here… almost.
The app is currently available to recognizable names like Ryan Seacrest, Ne-Yo, Wiz Khalifa, and country music star/Voice coach Blake Shelton, but not all Twitter users. The plan is to give to “influencers” first and, AllThingsD says, it will be available to other Twitter users in a matter of days. Twitter has just set up a website that, at least for now, is blank except for the company’s silhouetted bird logo, “#music,” and a sign-in tab that, when clicked, sends you back to the blank homepage.
Here’s how the app works: It scans users’ Twitter feeds and use the listening habits of users’ friends and contacts to recommend music for them to listen to. According to Global Post, Twitter Music suggests artists and songs to listen to based on a variety of signals, and is personalized based on which accounts a user follows on Twitter. Songs are streamed to the app via SoundCloud. UltimateGuitar.com also has some detail about how the app works that it says it got fro a leak.
The app has some formidable competition already on the market, such as Spotify, which has 24 million monthly users and has integrated its services with Facebook, and Pandora, which has 69 million monthly active listeners. But as the Huffington Post notes, Twitter certainly has some advantages: it already has over 200 million active users, who may be enticed by song suggestions based on the Twitter accounts they are following.
According to HuffPo, Twitter Music is based on We Are Hunted, a music recommendation service that Twitter purchased earlier this year. It has been reported that Twitter has also reached an agreement with Vevo, the music video service that has content deals with Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group and EMI, among others.
The streaming music app offerings will get even more crowded. According to Reuters, Apple, Amazon and Google all have plans to enter the streaming music business.
Thank you Ne-Yo for saying everything consumers and concert goers have been screaming for years now — how can you call yourself an artist when you can’t sing, dance, or entertain anybody but yourself! In an interview with Confidential, Ne-Yo was quite blunt about who can call themselves an artist and who can’t.
“If you’re an artist, your job is to learn how to entertain.
“As an artist, you need to learn to sing or dance, or sing and dance at the same time.
“That’s your job. You can’t be a mechanic, but let somebody else fix the car. Why would they bring it to you?
“They’d just take it to the guy who’s fixing it. The same thing is true about being an artist. If I want to hear what you sound like on the CD, I’ll just listen to the CD.”
Oh, and that’s not where it stops. Those people using fancy production to cover up their lack of talent on stage? Ne-Yo has no tolerance for that.
“If you don’t sing so well, or dance so well, and you need a bunch of pyro, smoke and mirrors to cover up that fact, I have an issue, because I’ll feel like I haven’t got my money’s worth.”
Hey, we’re not mad! Let’s just hope other artists take heed. Ne-Yo better make sure his next live performance is off the chain, though. He set the bar pretty high — exactly where it should be for the prices people are charging for concert tickets these days.
Back in December, we told you that a woman by the name of Jesseca White was threatening to sue Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter, Ne-Yo. In case you’re unaware of who Jesseca White is, allow me to catch you up to speed. A few years ago Ne-Yo and Jesseca dated. During this time, White gave birth to a child whom Ne-Yo believed that he fathered. Shockingly, in 2009 he found out Maury Povich-style that he was not the father.
In September of 2012 the “Let Me Love You” singer appeared on a VH1 Behind The Music special, where at some point he discussed the traumatic ordeal and finding out the baby wasn’t his.
“Jessica called me, balling crying. I’m like, ‘What’s wrong with you?’ And all she could say is, ‘He’s not yours, he’s not yours.’ She just kept saying it over and over and over again, to the point where I dropped the phone. Chimere’s not mine. That hurt ’cause I had attached myself to this guy, you know. This is my son. I’m looking at him and I’m picturing I’m gonna be old, and he’s gonna be — this is my son! It’s not my son,” he said during the special.
A few months following the show’s airing, Jesseca hired an attorney and threatened to sue Ne-Yo, claiming that his depicting her as “a harlot who lied, broke his heart and then vanished,” was defaming and caused her to become the subject of much ridicule and harassment. She also claimed that she was so distraught and mentally tortured over Ne-Yo’s comments that she was unable to work, forced to file for state aid and suffered intense “nausea, vomiting and hair loss.” It was expressed that White hoped that she and Ne-Yo could settle amicably, but if he didn’t pay up, she’d be forced to sue him.
It appears that Ne-Yo hasn’t complied because TMZ is reporting that White is moving forward with legal proceedings. In her lawsuit, she claims that Ne-Yo depicted her as ”an unchaste woman who deliberately tricked him into believing he was the father of her child … so that she could fraudulently bilk him of ‘ungodly amounts of money.’” She also claims that she didn’t “trick” the singer, but at the time she gave birth, she wasn’t sure if he was the father and that Ne-Yo made it seem as if she “aggressively” sought to deceive him. White says that her career as a photographer and graphic designer has been drastically impacted since Ne-Yo’s special.
While Jesseca’s claims seem a bit outrageous, when she finally revealed to Ne-Yo that he was not her child’s father, the two reached a settlement agreement where he paid her $575,000. It is reported that the two also agreed to a confidentiality clause, in which both parties vowed to never go public with certain information regarding the paternity drama. And this is why Jesseca just might have a case.
What are your thoughts on this? Should Ne-Yo have to pay Jesseca?
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Despite her innocent looks and child-like performances, Taylor Swift seems like the girlfriend from hell. When it’s over, she writes songs about her exes, picks on them and drags their names through the dirt. Here is a list of 15 famous musicians that would give Taylor a taste of her own medicine if they ever dated.
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The guys over at TMZ caught up with “Let Me Love You” singer Ne-Yo, just as he was leaving the Supperclub in Los Angeles. In total TMZ fashion, they randomly asked him if he’d ever been married before, as he made his way to his car. The Grammy Award-winning recording artist shockingly replied “yeah.” Ne-Yo revealed that he had actually gotten married about eleven years ago when he was nineteen years old. Obviously, the marriage didn’t make it. He shared that after less than a year, the marriage was annulled because he wanted to follow his dreams as a musical artist and his ex-wife didn’t approve.
“Yeah, when I was like nineteen. Yeah, it wasn’t even for like a year so we got an annulment.”
Shocked by his response, the cameraman continued to probe, asking Ne-Yo if he was actually married.
“Yeah, I was married. I was nineteen years old, yup.”
When asked why he never revealed that he’d been married before, he responded:
“Nobody ever really asked.You’re honestly the first person to ever ask.”
“I wanted to do this [music] and she didn’t want me to do this. This is honestly the only thing I’ve ever loved, so I chose this over her. Now I’m here and I don’t know where she is. Soooo nananana!” he joked.
Although things didn’t work out with Ne-Yo’s ex-wife, he appears to have found love in actress, fiancé and mother of his children, Monyetta Shaw, whom he revealed he’d met at a Jamie Foxx concert in a November 2012 interview with Mirror.co.uk. Although Ne-Yo and Monyetta are engaged, he says they won’t be jumping the broom until they have time to enjoy it.
“I’m not considering that until we have time to enjoy it. There’s nothing worse than saying, ‘I do’ and then rushing off on tour for four months,” he told the publication.
You learn something new everyday! We hope Ne-Yo’s marital plans with Monyetta turn out better than his first marriage.
Check out footage of Ne-Yo’s shocking revelation on the next page.
There was a time when Motown Records owned and ran the music scene. You couldn’t turn on a radio without hearing the collaborative harmonies of The Temptations or the fabulosity of Diana Ross. These artists made you shake your hips and groove before it was even acceptable. You’ll also be surprised that some of these artists weren’t even conceived when the famous record company was at its height. Check out the 15 best artists in Motown’s history!
He had good looks, sex appeal and music that made you think and want to make love all at the same time. With hits like “What’s Going On?” and “Sexual Healing,” Mr. Gaye helped Motown remain at the top.
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Whether it’s Trey Songz crooning he’s about to “Dive In” or Chris Brown moaning about how he’s going to make me “Wet The Bed,” I must be getting old and sensitive because love and hip-hop is a little too raw for me. Not even 5 years ago, I was attracted to men who were vulgar and explicit and thought those sweet, sensitive guys singing lullabies about walks in the park and candlelit dinners were clowns. But after years of blatant honesty, I find myself missing the days of middle school when a guy would send me a candy gram in class asking, “Will you go with me?”
A few months ago my colleagues and I decided that we needed some music to break up the monotony of our office days that are otherwise filled with calls from probation officers about parenting classes and random UPS diaper deliveries. With the help of Pandora, soon we had Marvin Gaye and Sade to serenade us through those long eight hours. We chose channels that we thought were “safe” for an office of women ranging from their early twenties to their late fifties. And by “safe” I mean we didn’t want to run the risk of Rihanna exclaiming, “I love it when you eat it,” in the event that a donor walked through the door. By choosing the Toni Braxton channel, I figured we were in the clear.
Nonetheless after a few times haul assing to my phone to change the channel when I heard the first few notes of “Neighbors Know My Name” drop, it hit me: There aren’t too many men singing about love anymore. Even back in the day our parents clearly knew exactly that Ronald Isley wasn’t just talking about a hug when he sang “I feel your love surrounding me” on “In Between the Sheets,” but it was a lot more subtle than, “Girl I like the way it opens up when you throw it back baby,” as Chris Brown sings on 2012. I’d be lying if I didn’t say that I have my random ratchet moments where a little wine and some Rick Ross “Diced Pineapples” or “She Will” by Lil’ Wayne doesn’t make me feel like the sexiest broad to ever sip Yellowtail on a Saturday. When it comes to raunch and romance, I like Chris Brown and Trey Songz because they “go there.” But sometimes I just want to fall back and hear a man tell me how beautiful I am, not how fat my a** is.
It’s not like thug love didn’t exist when I was a teen. Boys II Men might have been on bended knee begging to make love, but Jodeci didn’t hesitate to hump the stage and let us know that every freakin day they wanted to freak our bodies in every freakin way. A few years later even LL Cool J and Fabolous had their share of public displays of affection through singles like Hey Lover and Baby. There was a balance back then, but recently when I try to think of anyone mainstream that’s actually singing about love the only artist who comes to mind is Ne-yo and recently he seems to making more songs for the club than for couples. It’s no wonder why teens today can’t see anything beyond breaking headboards when it comes to relationships. Women are becoming the worst offenders. When did a man become soft or a sucker for being a gentleman? Any time a man reveals the slightest bit of sensitivity or emotion we are quick to label him as “soft” or “gay,”but don’t let him refer to us as “bitches” and we’re ready to swing on him…unless of course he’s a rapper and he’s telling us to drop down and get our eagle on. There’s nothing like a little fame and money to make the rules of the regular not apply. Even I must admit it’s been me on some occasions looking all silly and doe-eyed when a man tells me how “bad” I am or that I look like a video vixen. But on some level it’s sad that “I can tell that you’ve been practicin’” is seen as the ultimate form of flattery these days.
I think it’s great that people are talking so openly about sex especially when it comes to people not fearing they’ll be judged for what gender they choose to love or young people being able to ask questions without people assuming they are trying to make a pregnancy pact. But sometimes people being so TMI about their sexual intentions kills the mystery which as a result kills the mood. I think that’s why I enjoy Drake so much; he can just as easily hold his own surrounded by bouncing booties on a single like “Pop That” and then turn around and express how vulnerable he actually is on a song like “Hate Sleeping Alone.”
There’s time and place for passion, but as women we can’t wonder where the romance and respect went when any man who isn’t telling us to bend over and look back at him is considered a clown. Ladies if we want romance and candlelight, we have to think more about love than dropping it low and spreading it wide. Fellas, sometimes revealing what you want to stick and lick isn’t nearly as arousing as telling a woman that you just want to hold her. Romance and ratchet don’t mix and we don’t always want baby-making music as much as we want to boo love. The subtle art of flirting and courtship needs to be brought back not only to hip hop, but to relationships every where. That doesn’t have to mean cliched rose petals leading to the bedroom or Barry White and candlelight, but try being a little creative. I like it rough, but take a note from Otis Redding and try a little tenderness.
Can you think of any R&B artists who still sing about love?
Toya Sharee is a community health educator and parenting education coordinator who has a passion for helping young women build their self-esteem and make well-informed choices about their sexual health. She also advocates for women’s reproductive rights and blogs about everything from beauty to love and relationships. Follow her on Twitter @TheTrueTSharee or visit her blog Bullets and Blessings .
While I might be looking away for reasons I won’t say for fear of Alicia Keys stans coming for me, I must say the woman told us she’s “so bright she can burn your eyes. Better look the other way,” and she appears to be living up to every word of her track “Girl on Fire.”
After singing during President Obama’s Inaugural Ball and performing her own rendition of the “Star Spangled Banner” during the Super Bowl this past Sunday, Alicia Keys has now been named the headlining performer for the NBA All-Star basketball game halftime show.
Fox broke the news, saying Alicia will have all eyes on her during the All-Star event February 17 in Houston. Unlike with Beyonce’s halftime show where way too many details were spilled before the event, so far no one seems to know what’s in store for A. Keys, buuuut I’d be willing to bet my next paycheck “Girl on Fire” will most definitely be on the tracklist — and an extended remix like “Dwywane Wade is on fiiiiiiiyyyyaaaahhhhhh.” Sigh. (Sorry, that song just follows me everywhere I go)
Aside from Alicia, there will also be some other major star power during the game. John Legend will perform the National Anthem and Ne-Yo will sing during the player introductions. Singer Gloria Reuben, who also played in “Lincoln,” will also perform the Canadian anthem.
Looks like the alleged criticism that Alicia was disrespectful to sit during her performance of the National Anthem Sunday isn’t stopping her game at all. I must say, I am still a smidge worried about her hitting some of those notes though.