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Angie Martinez Offers Insight Into Recent ‘Power’ Move: ‘I Really Tried To Look At What’s Best For My Career’
Last week, the entertainment world was shocked by the announcement of Angie Martinez’s departure from HOT 97. Of course, radio personalities leave stations all of the time, but after working for HOT since she was just 16 years old, Angie’s name has become nearly synonymous with the New York station. Minds were blown even further when it was revealed that the “Voice of New York” would be taking a job at Power 105.1— HOT 97’s longtime rival and competitor. Now, the iconic media personality is offering insight into what prompted her to make such a major decision.
“I tried to really look at what’s best for my career, what’s best for my life, what’s best for my family, for me,” she told Billboard. “I had to take my emotion out of it. It was a decision that I felt was right for me.”
As many have speculated, the radio vet says that Clear Channel offered her an amazing opportunity.
“The thing is about the move – it’s not just going down the dial,” the 43-year-old mother went on to explain. “It’s about joining a team and a company that really offers me all kinds of growth potential.”
Angie, who has managed to remain neutral throughout HOT 97’s public feuds with Power 105.1, adds that the transition has been “amazingly” amicable. In fact, she says that she’s quite surprised by all of the controversy and attention that was attracted by the move.
“People keep texting me like this is such a big deal and keep forwarding me links to things,” she revealed. “I’ve really tried to keep a quiet mind about it. I’m trying not to read too much of the comments on social media or too much stuff about it in general. It’s emotional enough for me, and I just want to look forward and not get too wrapped up in the noise.”
As previously reported, Ang is set to begin her new gig at Power 105.1 in July. Her show will also be syndicated on Miami’s The Beat.
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If you don’t already have Janelle Monae’s new album The Electric Lady, you are truly missing out. It just might be album of the year (I’m torn between it and Justin Timberlake’s 20/20 Experience), but we still have a few months left in 2013 to figure that out. To promote the new disc, the beauty actually hit up The Breakfast Club. And while the show is usually a bit much when it comes to the questions they ask their guests, the hosts were on their best behavior. Well, for the most part (DJ Envy tried to imply she was gay but her facial expression shut that down real quick). Check out what she had to say about what it’s really like to work with Diddy and if she’s on Bad Boy, having jam sessions with Prince, and why sales do matter to her.
Is She on Bad Boy? And What It’s Like Working With Diddy:
“Diddy actually is somebody I have to credit for helping me get my career off the ground. I started my own label a few years back, the Wondaland Arts Society, and Big Boi was working with us, and Puff came down and saw what we were doing and just wanted to help. He said, ‘I don’t want to be involved creatively with anything you guys got going on, I just want the world to know about you.’ So it’s a partnership. I came into the business owning my own label.
It’s a very unique position that I’m very thankful for. I was very anti-major label. I just felt that I didn’t see myself out there. I felt that if I was going to be signed directly to this big machine I would have to change my image, my music and stuff, so I felt the most important thing was getting the music to the people, unfiltered…I’ve been in the unique position to have Puff’s support and Big Boi’s support. They’re executive producing this album. I’m here because artists helped me get to this level.”
How She Became So Close With The Purple One:
“My first nationally released EP, Metropolis, came out and he listened to it. I was actually on tour with Raphael Saadiq and he had his DJ, DJ Rasheeda, she came backstage and said, ‘I have someone who wants to talk to you’ and I’m like, ‘Okay.’ So I get on the phone and this voice…I’m going to do it in my voice, he said ‘I love your voice, I love what you’re doing, I’m happy, I’m proud,’ and ‘Do you want to come over for a jam session?’ So he invited my band and I over for a jam session. We stayed up until seven in the morning just talking and playing music. He took me on tour with him, I did Madison Square Garden and the Forum in L.A.”
Charlamagne: “Did he feed you pancakes?”
“I’ve actually had pancakes. We all did, he’s a great host. But we didn’t play basketball [laughs].
But I’m just humbled and thankful. He doesn’t appear on a lot of albums so just to have his support–again, I’m here because a community of artists have supported me.”
And Why Sales Do Mean Something To Her:
“I need ya’ll support. I have not sold a million albums or 500,000 but I think this music is worth it.”
Charlamagne: “You care about that stuff?”
“I want everybody in the entire galaxy to hear this music. I don’t write music just for myself. I write it to help inspire and heal and to move people, you know what I mean? I want the world to hear about this album.”
And the world needs to quit sleeping and open their ears because she’s one of the most talented artists we have in all of music right now. Click over to the next page to watch her 20-minute interview with Charlamagne, DJ Envy and Angela Yee at Power 105.1.
“Leave Trash In The Trash Can”: K. Michelle Talks Erica Mena, The Pros And Cons Of Reality TV, Her New Man, And Butt Lifts
With her album, Rebellious Soul, finally in stores, K. Michelle has been doing the media rounds to promote her new music and her new self–a less confrontational chick too blessed to be stressed. She stopped by Power 105.1 to talk to the Breakfast Club about a range of things, including her booty, her boo, reality TV, and angry “birds” like Erica Mena coming for her on Twitter. Here’s a summary of the 20-minute interview, because I’m sure you don’t have time for all that.
About People Always Throwing Shade At Her Backside:
Charlamagne: “Everybody keeps saying that your a** is getting bigger and bigger…”
K. Michelle: “But it’s not, that’s what’s so crazy. It’s really not. My clothes are actually smaller. I think cause it was the white and it was the TV…I really weigh less than I’ve been weighing just running around doing stuff. I don’t know. We were sitting there last night, somebody said ‘She got a butt pad on’ we were looking like, What happened?”
Charlamagne: “Ain’t nobody complaining about your a** getting bigger but the girls. Girls like to hate.”
K. Michelle: “I’ve never seen women be so angry about another woman’s butt. I’ve never seen so much hate because of a butt.
But recently, I’ve had a lift. It just is a lift, no injections in your butt cheeks and all of that. They just lift. They just lift the booty. They lift it and they take your fat out your stomach. Then, I’ve been moving around and losing weight so I guess that’s why it looks even bigger, because this weight [points to stomach] is leaving…I tell mines.”
How Reality TV Has Helped And Hurt Her:
“It’s helped me a lot. People got to know me, they got to hear the music. It’s helped me, but it has hurt me. But I’m overcoming the hurt. Because the industry has given me a hard time. Not the street and the fans, they don’t care about no reality show, but the industry people have given me a really hard time. I’ve had to knock down every obstacle even with radio. I just had a programmer, didn’t want to play the record because he didn’t like my character on the show. It was a big fight. I did a Radio One showcase and he came up and apologized. He came up to me and apologized and was like ‘You know what? I’m gonna play this, I’m sorry. You really are talented.’ It’s crazy, it just took forever. It’s been like 20 years.”
On Her New Man, Indiana Pacer Lance Stephenson
“I’m not in love yet. This is my friend, my boo. I’m not jumping off the cliff like last time, but we’re in a great place. My hot pocket work, I’m happy. We’re good. I want to take it slow because it’s a slow process. I want to have fun. I don’t want to put the pressure on. We do what we do. I don’t want to start the nagging K. Michelle with him, I just want to smile with him.”
How She Feels About Rasheeda & Kirk:
“You know what, I’ve never been married, and I’ve never been in love like that. That has to be a deep love. To look at somebody that many days?
I don’t know what that’s like though. I know me. I was embarrassed on Twitter. So if you get on national TV on me, oh no, uh uh man, I could NOT do that.”
As For Erica Mena Already Talking Crazy About Her:
“Birds always chirp. But you leave trash in the trash can. Until you can go buy you a voice at Target. Until you can get that together, don’t come for me. You need to stay in a h*e’s place.”
Once again, Rebellious Soul is in stores now. Will you pick it up and support?
If you saw Lil Mo discussing her feelings about Keyshia Cole and Beyonce’s “Bow Down,” then you know she has a strong personality and a way with words. She’s witty. Kind of puts you in the mind of K. Michelle but more churched and more classy. She’s a riot. She sat down with the Breakfast Club to discuss her career, why she doesn’t rock with Keyshia Cole and her role on the new show “R&B Divas: L.A.” Check out a few excerpts from the interview and then watch the entire video on the last page.
On having her kids on the show “R&B Divas”
Lil Mo: “My baby son he’s 9 months, he has his shots.
Envy: Mo make him sound like a dog.
Lil Mo: No cuz you know people have their baby out, it be the size of my phone ‘here he is.’ If you don’t take that baby…it’s germs out here. It’s the flu. That baby could die! I don’t play that. So he has his shots, he’s of age. And I was like, yo these kids need jobs because…
Angela Yee: Wait, hold on so the baby gets paid too?
Mo: Yes. I have a great lawyer.
Her personality on the show
It got to the point. They had to add on extra weeks of shooting. I would shoot everyday. Listen, everything I am invited to, I take over. When I do radio, I don’t do nothing less than number one. When I do songs, as long as I got a machine and budget behind me, I can make top 40. When I do tv, you’re going to want to see me in my element. I only know how to dominate. That’s my personality. I don’t go in like ‘aaaahhh’ I don’t know where people get that from . But I made it my business to bring my staff with me. I had hair and makeup everyday . Clothes. I ain’t wear the same thing twice. I can’t speak for the other ladies.
Who’s your best friend on the show?
Honestly, everybody. I took everybody for their flaws and everybody. I’m my own best friend I didn’t sign on because of who signed on. I signed on because this is something I wanted to do because it’s great for promotion, visibility as well as my whole movement.
I talk to Chante Moore. You would never expect her to be like mad cool. Like cool like us.
Earlier today, we told you about radio host DJ Envy coming clean over the air about his relationship with “Love & Hip Hop” star Erica Mena. His confession appeared to be in response to Erica’s internet radio interview from last week, where she confessed to sleeping with the married DJ, justified it by saying he didn’t act like a “proud married man” and revealed that she would be dropping a tell-all book about the affair. Now today, in an interview that appears to be in response to Envy’s confession, the walking, talking, breathing contradiction told Vibe Vixen that Envy failed to inform her that he was married.
“DJ Envy’s definitely talking about me, but I’m one of many. I was under the assumption that he had kids but wasn’t actually married. I found out around the time that I started filming “Love & Hip Hop”. After I found out, I was still in shock because we were together for so long. I didn’t understand how he could take a vow as serious as marriage and take on a whole other relationship. It’s sad that now he’s taking all these shots saying I’m a liar and I’m pathetic, when he deceived me. It’s not fair to paint me out as a liar when he was leading a double life for many years. He’s never publicly come out with his wife until now because he’s ashamed of her. It’s no secret.”
She went on to claim that her upcoming book is not a tell-all about the DJ, but a story of her life.
“For me, I never spoke about it [the affair] because it was embarrassing as a woman. Of course, now I explain it in my book. I want to be clear: My book is not a tell-all. It’s just a book about my life and Envy is apart of my life.”
She also posted a public message to Envy’s wife on her Twitter page
Meanwhile Envy expressed via his Twitter page that nothing is going to come between him and his wife, not even Erica’s book.
It looks like this back and forth thing between Envy and Erica may go on for awhile.
It’s difficult to believe Erica’s claim that she didn’t know Envy was married considering how unapologetic and bold she came off during last week’s interview, but then again, it wouldn’t be the first time someone lied about their marital status.
What do you think?
Last week, we told you that “Love & Hip Hop” star Erica Mena publicly confessed to having carried on an affair with Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club host, DJ Envy. Mena spilled the tea regarding her homewrecking deed during an interview, where she also revealed that she would be releasing a book this April that would recount all of the nitty-gritty details about the affair. She also unapologetically revealed that she didn’t find herself to be a homewrecker because Envy was unhappily married.
During his show this morning, Envy confirmed that he did in fact have an extramarital affair with the “Love & Hip Hop” star. He also confessed that the affair came during a challenging time in his life, reports The Jasmine Brand.
“A couple of months ago, I called my wife on air and asked her for forgiveness. I told her I needed change. I had a close relationship with God and I changed. Now, my wife, has been with me over 18 years. We’ve been married 11 years. The best heart that you’ll ever know. She’s that type of person that’ll change your life.”
“It’s a difficult thing to do. Sometimes being married it makes you insecure dude. I looked like I had everything. It was scary, my wife is gorgeous. She might me somebody that’s smarter than me. It made me insecure.”
“With being insecure, with me being weak. I was so insecure and so down..I started messing with somebody that was beneath me. A bird. Evil. A liar. Somebody that was desperate and its just so pathetic. I mean I didn’t have to feed this person no feed. I didn’t have to make her feel special, because she wasn’t. So that’s what it was.”
He also made it clear that he desires to work things out with his wife, but even if the marriage doesn’t survive, his family will.
“With the help of God, this situation has made my family tighter. Like tighter. I’m honest. I had to be honest with myself. And the hardest thing I had to do was tell my wife EVERYTHING. When I say everything. She looked at me so different. To look at my family. So you guys follow me on twitter. We’re good. We’re not great. I don’t know what happens from here. Now if we remain together, as a relationship, we’ll see. But as a family, nobody’s stopping us. I just want to tell you ‘I love you. And we’ll see what God has in store for us.”
Although Envy doesn’t actually utter Erica’s name, it’s quite obvious who he is referring to. It’s also interesting to note that his wife Gia will be making her debut as the newest addition to “Real Housewives of New Jersey” this season.
Check the next page to hear a clip of Envy apologizing to his wife on the radio last month. What are your thoughts on his confession? Is he a changed man?
Pictures can easily tell us things that people would rather not have us know–like if and when they’re creeping. And that’s what I’m sure a lot of people were thinking when a pic was unveiled of former 3LW singer Adrienne Bailon and rapper Fabolous (Emily Bustamante of Love & Hip Hop‘s ALWAYS discussed on and off again love) walking into the 40/40 Club in NYC together for its re-opening. It was looking pretty suspect only because the two were walking pretty close and there didn’t seem to be a big entourage around them that signaled a crew outing (date night possibly?). While that may be suspicious, what makes the prospect of an Adrienne and Fab hookup all the more suspect is the fact that Adrienne and Emily seem to be somewhat chummy. They’ve been seen taking photos together (look down), even though we’ve never really heard Emily acknowledge what those two crazy kids are. But for the most part, it seems that where Fab goes…Adrienne will be.
But in an interview with Power 105.1 personality Cherry Martinez, she said that the two are not getting it in, but are simply really good friends. Mhmmm. That’s probably what Cassie said too.
“We’re over it. We’re literally like 3 years into saying that I date Fab! Em [Emily], me and Fab … we’re over it.” She continues: “My best friend Ashley is Fab’s assistant. Like we’re literally a family, a crew, we all hang out together. And that’s totally normal guys. Like that’s normal. I actually don’t think I’ve ever hung out with Fab by myself. If ever someone can find me a picture of me and Fab alone–anywhere in life– PLEASE come forward. Come forward. Leak it to the blogs. We hang out … I’m great friends with his manager and we’re all friends.”
Once again: mhmm. Have Emily tell it on Love & Hip Hop, and it seems that Fab didn’t really want to make time to be at home with her when she wanted him there, but he sure gets snapped at all these random events with Adrienne. Not that this is an all too important life or death situation, but I’m pretty sure we were all giving her appearances around town with him the side eye after a while, because she sure spends more time with him than she does singing, acting or doing things to put her name back out there for her talents. I just wonder if I were in Emily’s shoes, if I would be so excited about someone I’m with (off and on) being seen out more with another female (who I doubt he was besties with before we got together), snapping and taking photos with her when he had me playing in the background for years–like Quasimodo–so people wouldn’t know I was his woman. But he’s grinning and cheesing with her any and everywhere? No matter what’s going on between Adrienne and Fab, that comes off a bit shady in my opinion. But hey, if Emily is cool with it and gets it, then it I guess it’s all good! That’s all that “being realistic” ish, right? (*sarcasm*)
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