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Timbaland’s Wife Files For Divorce; Demands Child Support For Both Kids… Including The One From A Previous Relationship
Forever just doesn’t seem to last as long as it used to.
After only five years of marriage, it looks like famed hip-hop producer Timbaland aka Timothy Mosley and his estranged wife, Monique Mosley, are officially embarking upon the road to splitsville. There has been no official word on specifically why the marriage didn’t work out, but according to TMZ, Monique is looking to hit 41-year-old hitmaker where it hurts—his pockets.
Court documents filed on Monique’s behalf reveal that she is first and foremost requesting child support for both of their children. The couple share a 5-year-old daughter. Monique also has a 10-year-old child from a previous relationship. She justifies requesting support for her 10-year-old by insisting that Timb has “publicly and privately proclaimed this child as his own.”
September has been such a great month for music, guys. Janelle Monae dropped The Electric Lady a few weeks back, Drake will release Nothing Was The Same on Tuesday, and of course, Justin Timberlake will release the second part of The 20/20 Experience (this time 2 of 2) on September 30. To promote the album, he’s already released the Michael Jackson-inspired “Take Back The Night,” and as a follow-up, he’s dropped the bass-heavy “TKO, ” which was of course produced by Timbaland. The song is seven minutes long, taking a queue from his most recent lengthy jams, and as usual, the song does a 180 in the last few minutes and becomes a booty-bouncing anthem. All in all, it’s about a woman he can’t seem to get over from a previous relationship and the pain she put him through. Check it out for yourself above and let us know, but our fingers are crossed for a video for the track soon.
As for the album as a whole, The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2 will feature another track with Jay Z (“Murder”) and an appearance from Drake for “Cabaret.” Personally, if the album as a whole sounds anything like this particular banger and “Take Back The Night,” I’ll be thoroughly entertained. But what do you think?
A few months back we reported on a new track from Timbaland featuring Keri Hilson titled, “Sorry.” During an interview, Timb revealed that the song was actually an apology track dedicated to his old friend Jay Z, whom he recently made amends with after the two had a falling out in 2009.
“I’ll tell you the story man. Me and Jay, let me tell you something about real friends. You fall out and then you make back up. Me and Jay fell out, I missed his 40th. He didn’t miss mine, he did sent me a gift. But, I missed his and it was over petty stuff, it was more personal stuff and disagreements. It was not no industry related, it was more personal, and I was wrong,” the 41-year-old Virginia native said of their feud.
Interestingly, he also expressed that through the song, Keri Hilson sought to squash her long-lived rumored beef with Beyoncé.
“I got this one song that I did with Keri on my album called “Sorry,” and Keri actually tells the story about the whole Beyoncé thing and how she was sorry about it because she wasn’t really talking about Beyoncé, but other people. It says it in the song.”
Two months later, Keri is speaking out about the song and according to her, Timbaland misrepresented her verse. When asked by Global Grind about the song where she’s supposedly apologizing to Beyonce, Kerry responded:
“There’s really nothing more to tell about that song. There’s really nothing to be said about it. What I will say, is the way Tim represented my verse is a little off. It’s not something I want to talk about right now. It’s not important to me. I’m not even sure if that song will be on the album.”
“It’s not what he made it seem, I will say that.”
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With songs like this, Justin is about to have me thirsty for The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2 when it drops on September 30. Sounding like something inspired by Michael Jackson’s whole Off The Wall and pieces of Thriller, “Take Back The Night” is a groove worthy Thank-God-It’s-Friday (too bad it’s only Tuesday) feel-good jam. Produced by Timbaland with help from Timberlake and J-Roc, it is the lead single from Timberlake’s second helping of the 20/20 Experience, and the video for it was directed by Jeff Nicholas, Jonathan Craen and Darren Craig. In it, Timberlake can be seen driving an old-school car around the NYC streets at night, and then eventually getting out to have a pop-lock battle with a little boy before joining a crowd of clubgoers at an underground spot. There are also clips from his performance at Yankee’s Stadium a few weeks back when he debuted the song while making stops on his “Legends of the Summer” tour with Jay Z. JT’s still got the moves, and the vocals are smooth as he mimics some of MJ’s hottest collaborations with Quincy Jones (check out the horns, the strings, and the “Take it ooooover!” part).
While it’s not the most exciting video you’ll see this year, by keeping things simple, it allows the track to shine through the most. Check out the video for yourself and let us know if you think it’s worth a play, or if you’re trying to pass it.
While being interviewed for Revolt, Timbaland opened up about his thoughts on all the famous folks trying to have Aaliyah on their songs. As someone who knew her well and of course worked with her closely for many years, he made it clear that he wasn’t a fan of such collaborations, and the only person the late singer could have a successful collabo with is Timbo himself. They’re soulmates:
“People always say, I want to do a song with Aaliyah. It will never work. Chris Brown got a record. It won’t work. Drake could do a record with Aaliyah, it ain’t going to work. Aaliyah music only works with its soulmate, which is me.”
I think there are many people out there who have felt this way about all of the current mainstream artists trying to use her unreleased and old music for tracks, so it wasn’t really a surprise that the producer felt that way. But since doing the interview, I guess you could say he had a change of heart (or offended somebody), because he took to Twitter to apologize to Chris Brown for saying that his song with Aaliyah, “Don’t Think They Know” was a no-no.
“I want 2 publicly apologize 2 my lil homie @chrisbrown 4 my statements on revolt regarding the Aaliyah collaborations. i actually like the song wit him n Aaliyah, its just when you are talking about babygirl its a very sensitive subject with me. so the people who not only worked with her but grew a bond so tight we are like family so im very over protective over her. I have mad luv 4 my dude @chrisbrown.”
Surprisingly, he had no apology to share for Drake, whom he worked with a few years back on the popular track “Say Something.” But I’m more surprised that he apologized at all. He was speaking the truth!
But what do you think? Did he have a point or no?
Recently, Timbaland spoke to Revolt TV (yes, Diddy’s new venture) about the falling out he had with Jay-Z. According to Timbaland , the pair had a falling out over what he calls “petty” personal stuff and not “industry” stuff, reports Spin. Although it took a while, but the two worked together again on Jay Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail as the album’s main producer.
The reunion goes to show that even a business relationship gone sour can be repaired — if approached the right way. You don’t have to pen a song called “Sorry” like Timbaland did, but there are certain steps to take in different sticky situations.
Bad Job Exit
We’ve all been there. You left the job from hell and you didn’t leave on the nicest note. But now you need to contact your former manager for assistance on a new venture since she is the best person in the industry for the project. Don’t be shy, pick up the phone and talk about the elephant in the room. “You create a good working relationship by briefly talking about what happened (at a high level) and then talk extensively about what is going to happen in the new business relationship and the outcomes that can be expected,” recommends growth and success coach Dr. Laureen Wishom, who spoke to MadameNoire. “Talk about the areas that you have grown in and how this growth will make for successful new working relationship. Commit to providing ongoing progress reports and give more than what is expected.”
Reteaming With Former Partner
You and your partner have gone separate ways but due to a turn in the industry you want to collaborate with her again. There is no shame in teaming up with someone who you have had previous success — such as Jay-Z and Timbaland. “Both parties should agree that this is a good venture and that together it can be beneficial to both,” says Dr. Laureen.
Spell out exactly what is expected of each person so as not to repeat your business breakup history. “Put in writing the terms of the new relationship, addressing any misgivings from the prior relationship – make sure that both parties agree with the written agreement and commit to be more honest and to talk a little more throughout this relationship.” Discuss your previous relationship and share your feelings and thoughts about what went wrong. “Always talk about what you did that could have been done better or differently, the lessons that you learned from the prior business venture and how you wish things could have been different. If appropriate, definitely apologize,” says Dr. Laureen.
Can’t Stand Your Co-Worker, But You Need to Team Up
There may come a time when you will be asked to team-up on a work project with a co-worker you despise. It can be hard not to bring your personal feeling to the table, but instead do a self examination as to your part in the bad relationship. “The two of you should briefly talk about what happened prior, do not blame her but accept your part in the horrible relationship, apologize if necessary and establish the ground rules for teaming up for the new endeavor,” advises Dr. Laureen. “Be sure to commit to be totally honest and transparent as you both move forward. Talk about what 3 to 5 things that both of you can do to make for a better new relationship.”
Oh No, Not Her
Do you have a peer in the industry you usually avoid at all costs? But what if one day you need to use her as a resource? Keep an open mind until you get to know her better. “Ask for an appointment to talk to them (lunch, after hours, or during work hours if appropriate),” suggests Dr. Laureen. Then talk about their suggestions for the project and how they would handle it.
If you stick to business matters, there’s a good chance that you can work with most people. If it’s mutually beneficial, you can find a way.
Word? Timbaland And Keri Hilson Write Apology Track For Jay-Z And Beyoncé Called “Sorry” After Falling Out With Power Couple
After working together on many a classic hip-hop track (see “Big Pimpin,’” “Dirt Off Your Shoulder,” “Jigga What”), you might not have noticed, but Timbaland and Jay-Z had a period of time between 2009 and now where they didn’t work together. The reason behind that, which is now being revealed by the famous producer, is because the two had a falling out over “petty” and personality clashes that allegedly didn’t have to do with the music they were making. They finally were able to work things out, coming together to work on Jay-Z’s latest release, Magna Carta Holy Grail. But in an interview with Revolt TV, Timbaland spoke on a random apology track he wrote for Jigga Man called “Sorry,” and how Keri Hilson jumped on it to clear things up about her alleged “beef” with Beyoncé after she tried to throw shade with the remix of her hit, “Turning Me On” (“Your vision cloudy if you think that you the best/ You can dance, she can sing, but need to move it to the left”). Here’s what Timbo had to say about the song and the disagreement he had with Jay, as well as Keri’s issue with Bey:
“I’ll tell you the story man. Me and Jay, let me tell you something about real friends. You fall out and then you make back up. Me and Jay fell out, I missed his 40th. He didn’t miss mine, he did sent me a gift. But, I missed his and it was over petty stuff, it was more personal stuff and disagreements. It was not no industry related, it was more personal, and I was wrong.
When I worked with Justin he sent me a text, ‘We need to talk, we need to hook back up.’ I flew to Brooklyn when he had them shows. We looked at each other and we just gave each other a hug. He was like, ‘What you been doing man?’ And I said ‘Man, I’m right. I’m back.’
I got this one song that I did with Keri on my album called “Sorry,” and Keri actually tells the story about the whole Beyoncé thing and how she was sorry about it because she wasn’t really talking about Beyoncé, but other people. It says it in the song.
In my verse, I’m saying, ‘We cop the same Range, we talk to the same dames, same thangs, same lane. Now we see each other, don’t even speak. That’s f**ked up. I missed your 40th and that hurt me so deep. Accept my apology, my apology, ni**a please. It’s like a Tupac kind of s**t. The hook says, ‘I think this business make a ni**a do strange thangs…’ All I wanna say, why can’t a ni**a can’t say sorry? Why can’t a ni**a just tell another ni**a sorry? It’s deep, pretty deep.”
In a separate interview, Jay opened up about their falling out around the time of the Blueprint 3 (he claims Timbaland wasn’t accepting of the production process of that album) and said that after the fact, Timbaland had a change of heart and was more mature and had changed for the better. Seems like Timbaland agrees. It’s nice to see that these two could overlook their drama and link back up, because often with Jay-Z, when he’s done with you, he’s done (just ask Dame, Beanie, R. Kelly and a host of other folks…).
What do you think about Timbaland’s statements and him working on the song “Sorry” with Keri Hilson?
If you still can’t get enough of Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience, you are in luck…and should be very happy.
On September 30th, JT will release The 20/20 Experience — 2 of 2. It, of course, is the follow up album to his last album which was just released in March. Timberlake made no secret that he recorded quite a few songs and had to figure out which ones to pull for the first release. His September album will have about eleven tracks to wrap up the “experience.”
He treated his fans to a treat on Friday when he released “Take Back The Night,” the first single on 2 of 2. Produced by Timbaland (of course), the song, is a fun, dance track about making the best of a fun moment in life and love:
“Tonight’s the night/Come on, surrender I won’t lead your love astray/Your love’s a weapon give your body some direction that’s my aim/Then we could take back the night/Come on use me up until theres’ nothing left/(Take back the night) Dizzy spinning sweating you can’t catch your breath…”
It doesn’t take a really hard listen to know this song is heavily influenced by old Michael Jackson songs, particularly anything from the Off The Wall or Thriller albums. This isn’t much of a surprise as we know JT has always been influenced by old school music. The Tennessee Kids his band led by Adam Blackstone, sound incredible as usual.
Check it out below and let us know what you think!
What ‘Chu Say Boo? Caption This Photo Of Nas, Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z And Timbaland Getting Their “Rat Pack” On In The Studio
Even though Justin Timberlake put out The 20/20 Experience in March (and sold almost a million copies of it in the first week), and hasn’t even really started his Legends of the Summer Tour with Jay-Z yet (it finally kicks off in July), he’s already working on a new project. It will be the follow up to his latest album, and the new album, 20/20 Experience (2 of 2), will debut September 30 of this year.
As he prepares this new work, Justin is hitting the studio with just about everybody, including Pharrell, and these three fabulous fellas: Nas, Jay-Z and Timbaland. The four men were snapped laughing it up. The photo was captioned, “JAY x JT x NAS x TIMBO Rat Pack s**t. For some this is “Work”… For us it’s just Fun. #RocNation”
I don’t know if I would call them some new age form of “The Rat Pack,” but they’re definitely all in their own lanes in music. And they all clearly work well together. So how would you caption this picture of these very handsome fellas chopping it up?
She’s A Groooown Woman: Beyoncé’s Full “Grown Woman” Track Leaks And She Releases Photos From Her Controversial Cuba Trip
While Beyoncé is out here ducking and dodging pregnancy rumors, somebody went ahead and leaked her full “Grown Woman” track, produced by Timbaland. If you will recall, the general public first got a quick listen to the track when she premiered some of it in her Pepsi commercial, and at a tour stop in Paris, she performed the song for the first time. But despite all that, she hasn’t really given us full new music since “Bow Down/I Been On,” and many have been wondering when we’ll get to hear a new album since new tours usually come with such a thing. But while we wait for all that, for now, you can enjoy the track before The Beyoncé Machine rips it down once again. It’s definitely a coming-of-age track where she talks about her journey and being comfortable with where she is now:
They love the way I walk/‘Cause I walk with a vengeance
And they listen to me when I talk ’cause I ain’t pretending
It took a while, now I understand just where I’m going
Now I’m growing into who I am
‘Bout time I show it.
Check it out and let us know if it’s two-step worthy:
And as you can see above, the singer released new images from her controversial anniversary trip to Cuba with her hubby Jay-Z and the family. She can be seen enjoying the sights and sounds from a balcony, checking out classic cars and kicking it with school children. All in all, despite the flurry of drama that surrounded their trip, she has no qualms about sharing her experience. Check out more photos from the vacay on the next page and let us know what you think of “Grown Woman” below.