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What a way to end an otherwise perfect performance.
Just when everyone was grooving to Miguel’s “Adorn” and giving him kudos for being the only singer to have a nearly flawless performance during the Billboard Music Awards, he goes and does this.
Why someone 4’11″ thought he had enough wing span to successfully jump over a crowd of 50-100 we’re not exactly sure, but the unfortunate end result was two girls’ necks getting caught underneath each of his tiny legs. We’re gonna go out on a limb here and say this part of the performance wasn’t rehearsed otherwise someone would have surely told Miguel this was not worth the risk.
To his credit, ol’ boy still didn’t miss a beat or a note after nearly decapitating these two fans — which begs the question what’s wrong with those other people who couldn’t sing for their lives on stage. But Miguel? You have to know when to leave good enough alone baby.
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.
I mean, if you like things rough, this actually might be right up your alley.
Christopher Maurice Brown (I’m so sick of him, I’m just going to start calling him by his full government name) was having a grand ol’ time at the Emerson Theater in Hollywood Thursday morning when he felt the urge to give the men in the crowd some advice. According to TMZ, he took the mic from the house dj and offered the following (in a melodic tune):
“Don’t make me have to tell you again. That’s my p**** baby…It’s mine, baby, babe, mine. Don’t make me have to tell you again/It’s my p****, baby/It’s mine girl, it’s mine, it’s mine girl/So you better not give it away
So every person in this motherf****ng building,if you got a bad B***h, you better say that to her cuz she might f**k another [n-word].”
Granted, singer Miguel has a song on his album of a very similar nature but…well, Miguel doesn’t come across an uncontrollable person so its allowed. Chris, on the other hand, often lets loose in drunken stupors and will never catch a break when he’s filmed saying something like this.
Perhaps his boo thang Rihanna likes talk like that (in the heat of the moment, other women might too) so he felt it only right to share what works in his relationship.
And Now For Your Friday Night Ratchgedy: Woman Sings Mary J. Blige’s ’7 Days’ At Boyfriend’s Funeral
We know we all morn in different ways, but what possessed a mourning girlfriend to sing Mary J. Blige’s ”Seven Days” at her boyfriend’s funeral, we just don’t know. Couple things, you never want to talk about making love to someone while people are coming together to pay their last respects, and of all the songs to sing, “Seven Days” just isn’t it. There are just way too many lines in that track that are not appropriate for that occasion.
Perhaps the funniest thing about this clip is that when the girlfriend goes into the second verse, someone decided to save her from herself and basically told her to have a seat baby. Thank God for that woman.
Check out the clip below. Have you ever had anybody sing a suspect song at a funeral you attended?
There Ain’t Enough Auto Tune In The World: Celebrities Who Had No Business Making Music In The Studio
Achieving fame in sports, acting, television, or modeling is not a prerequisite for a music career. In fact, your expertise in those areas likely suggests that you will not be an equally dominant force behind the mic, yet many celebrities have tried — and failed — anyway. This list is about them. To be fair, not all of the songs recorded by these stars were complete flops… but so many of them were.
This past May, a clip from a rap song recorded by tennis superstar Serena Williams was leaked. In the 1 minute and 10 second snippet, Serena boasts her on court tennis success and wealth, and shouts out her haters. The clip was taken from one of seven songs recorded by Serena last year at the in-home studio of Baltimore Ravens lineman Bryant McKinnie whom she later criticized for putting her on blast.
Memorable line: “I cook the track up like a frozen pizza”
I really want to know what goes on inside the head of R. Kelly — you, know minus those thoughts about peeing on little girls — because I’ve never seen another man who makes you think, “why is he so stupid” in the same breath as “but dang he’s so talented.”
Kells had something like a real life “Trapped in the Closet” moment during a show at the Nokia Theater in Downtown L.A. this weekend. When, according to TMZ, two female fans at the concert almost exchanged blows after one was accused of stealing the other’s seat, R. Kelly decided to just sing them on up out of his show, busting out with “security…mother f***ing se-cur-i-tyyyyyy yeah”
Yes, it’s as funny as it sounds.
Mr. Pied Piper then went on to narrate the whole incident in song, singing about how fans paid too much mother effing money for that foolishness and at some point security does actually come out on stage and escort the rowdy fans on their way. R. Kelly may not be the first singer to kick a rowdy fan out of his show but I’m pretty sure he’s the first one to sing them out. He’s too much!
Check out the hilarious video.
It has quickly become one of the most respected awards shows highlighting the successes of African-American women in almost any field but particularly the media and finally, we get to see what is going to unfold during the 2012 Black Girls Rock! awards show.
Hosted by actresses Tracee Ellis-Ross and Regina King, the show will air tonight on BET at 7p/ET. This year’s honorees include: singers Dionne Warwick, Alicia Keys and Janelle Monae, magazine legend Susan L. Taylor, activist Dr. Hawa Abdi and actress Kerry Washington. There will also be performances by Ciara, Brandy, Keyshia Cole, India Arie and Alicia Keys. Men are allowed in on the act this year with performances from Luke James and Eric Benet.
The awards show is an extension of Black Girls Inc., founded by DJ Beverly Bond. The purpose of BGR is to foster the healthy development of young women and girls. They aim to build the self-esteem and self-worth of young women of color by changing their outlook on life, broadening their horizons and helping them to empower themselves. It has been quite amazing watching the organization grow over the last few years.
Will you be watching?
Part of the job of being a celebrity is that you’re often photographed when you’re out. However, some people just seem to find their way into entertainment news way too often. But you also have those who, although you see their picture taken, you don’t often hear much else from them…unless they want you to.
Remember in Save the Last Dance where Kerry Washington’s character, Chenille, told Julia Stiles (Sara) that black people and white people live in two different worlds? Julia Stiles quickly blurted, “There’s only one world, Chenille!” to which she responded, “That’s what they teach you. We know different.” Whew! Now, I can’t say I completely agree with Chenille, but I will say there are plenty elements about black culture and heritage that a lot of white people know very little to nothing about. And since we don’t have time to educate all of the world’s ignorant, there may be so behaviors we don’t exhibit in the presence of those who just might not understand. Click on to see what I mean.
What Happens When Celebs DON’T Stick To Their Day Job: 10 Of The Best and Worst Career Changes in Hollywood
Change can represent a lot in one’s career. From changing your sound as an artist, or stepping out of your comfort zone, it can work out for the best–and sometimes for the worst. (Anyone remember Joaquin Phoenix’s meta attempt at rapping??) Despite that train wreck, most celebs have had successful career changes and have been better than ever. Here’s a look at some of the best (and not so great) career changes.
Queen Latifah — Best
[Rapper to TV Star, to Academy Award Winning Actress and Jazz Singer]
Queen La went from rapping about “Ladies First” and rocking afrocentric garb, including some pretty sick hats, to acting on a weekly television program that we all loved. If that wasn’t enough, she did big things on the silver screen too, gaining critical acclaim for her work in movies like Set It Off and obtaining an Academy Award nomination for her role as Matron “Mama” Morton in Chicago. Since becoming a household name, she’s been picked as a CoverGirl, and she’s also had the chance to sing jazz music (even though she’s been singing for years) and releasing soul music albums. Latifah proved that staying in your own lane is indeed for suckers.