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It's been 10 years since Tweet blessed us with a studio album, but reprieve is soon on the way as the "Southern Hummingbird" is gearing up to release her third album, "Charlene," in 2016.
Tweet stopped by the office to talk to us about the new project and that's when we had to ask, "girl, where you been?" Check out what the singer had to say about taking a break from music, being managed by Mona Scott-Young back in the day, and why she never made it on to "R&B Divas."
We’ve all been twittering, tweeting and twitpic-ing for years. But do you remember these celebrities’ very first Tweets? Want to know yours? Find out what you were saying here.
If you’ve been wondering where Tweet has been, you don’t have to wait too much longer. Tweet sat down with the men of The Skorpion Show to discuss her new album, working with Missy Elliot and Timbaland again and begin embraced as a reemerging R&B artist.
But the the interview got much more interesting when she was joined by her daughter Tashawna. The two talked about mending their relationship, Tweet and her grandson and Tashawna’s own music career.
Check out the highlights and the full thing below.
So where is this album?
It’s coming. I just signed with someone–it’s official too. But I can’t make the official announcement yet, I’m so mad. It’s a big label. It’s for real though.
Who are you planning to work with?
I took it back to who it worked with the first time. The same producers, Missy and Tim…
You’re really working with Missy and Timbaland?
Uhh huh. That’s my sister.
Was it hard to convince Missy and Tim to work with you again?
No… We’re family. We’ve known each other for forever. Tim even called me and said he needed me to do some stuff on my record. So I was like yeah. And Missy always calls and says ‘We got to do this. Let’s do some records together.’ She’s always still pushing me.
What else can listeners and fans expect?
It’s still pages out of my diary. So you’ll still know what I’ve been through. The ups and downs, the in and out of love. But I think you’ll hear a lot of maturity in my voice. With the first album Southern Hummingbird, I was kind of timid and afraid to be–even though it was a great album. I was still like ‘I don’t know.’ Insecure. And then the second album I had to compromise and put different types of songs that weren’t me on there.
Is she afraid to come out again as an R&B artists again? Are you afraid the album won’t catch one to young fans?
No because that’s not my demographics anyway. I just want anybody that loves and appreciate real music. I’m not out to try to get a Grammy anyway. I don’t care. My mission is to contribute to the fact that we have artists out there who still love good music.
What is it like being a grandmother?
It’s the best thing in the world. I never knew love like that. I said that before but I never knew what it meant. I can feel what it means now. I can have a terrible day and that little boy will walk in the room. Everything is lifted. It’s a love that you’ll never–unless you go through or see it.
Tweet’s daughter Tashawna, who will be 25 this year, joined the interview. And they asked her if she was going into the music industry?
Yes. I’m an artist. (In 2013, she signed to RCA.)
I don’t want to put myself in a box. Definitely, the message is inspirational. I’m definitely not doing an “Oops.” No shade…
Tweet: But what did “Oops” do for you?
When can we expect something from you?
I want to release a record next month if she’s not shading me. She’s momager so sometimes she just doesn’t know how to chill and be a mom.
Tweet: I know what the business is like. So it’s got to be right or don’t come at all. That’s how I feel.
What advice do you give to your daughter, if she takes it…
Tweet: She thinks she knows it all.
Tashawna: I don’t think I know it all. It’s just two strong personalities. We’re the same sign… We’re more so like sisters that don’t get along, the dynamic of our relationship.
If people didn’t know you, I don’t think they would think you were mother and daughter…
Tashawna: She gets on my nerves. She needs to dress more her age. I think she’s beat, she’s always beat. But I’m like mom can you put on a nice little conference suit or something, a little first lady skirt.
That’s a grandmother
Tashawna: She needs to dress like it.
Tweet: I’m not doing that.
I think that she kind of wants to do it for herself. But girl, Tweet is your mom.
I just started, honestly, embracing this is my mom, so what.
You had some resentment toward your mom. How did y’all get past that?
Tweet: We’re still working on it. It’s a process.
I don’t know exactly what caused the rift between these two. But we do know that Tashawna was raised by her grandparents for years. And when Tweet returned, with no money and no job, she was very depressed. She turned to drinking and even had suicidal thoughts. You can gain more insight from this joint interview they did together below.
You telling her how to raise Aden?
Tashwana: It’s so terrible! I’ll say ‘Sit down!’ ‘No, what he got to sit down for?’ And I’m like Girl! let me discipline. If I hit him, she’ll hit me. I’m like girl, stop!
Tweet: I’m sorry.
Watch the full interview, including her talking about how “Oops” and more with Tashawna and her career in the video below.
Amanda Bynes has done it again! If you are familiar with the child actresses’ social media antics, you know she loves to call people ugly. Well today, homegirl decided to put the icing on the cake with the disrespect, tweeting that President and First Lady Obama are ugly.
Yes, you read that right.
USA Today reports:
The tweet is the latest in a string of tweets devoted to calling people ugly. Celebs she has targeted include Jenny McCarthy, Rihanna, Courtney Love and Jay-Z. In May, she was feuding with model Chrissy Tiegen about being ugly. Most recently she went from saying Drake is “gorgeous,” to yes, “Drake is ugly.”
It has been speculated Amanda needs to seek professional help but she has repeatedly stated she is fine. Last month we reported her fellow co-star from All That, Nick Cannon, tried to reach out to her to help but Amanda quickly shut him down.
In an interview with America’s Got Talent co-worker and judge Howard Stern, Nick Cannon openly spoke on his feelings about the downward spiral Amanda Bynes is going through in the public eye. To see her now, calling folks ugly, wearing wigs, getting excessive plastic surgery and just behaving erratically. Cannon says it’s sad and that he’s made an effort to try and reach out to her. Bynes went on to Tweet out her lack of appreciation for anybody trying to reach out to her, because she’s not trying to hear it: “If you’re not hot I don’t value your opinion. Stop trying to force me to listen if I show no interest.”
Maybe the secret service can get to her, you think?
It’s hard to resist the uninterrupted free speech that social media affords. Celebrities certainly give in to the temptation from time-to-time. Twitter provides 140 characters for public displays of discord, self-righteous ego stroking, and an opportunity to set any record straight that might be askew (which, of course, can depend on who you ask).
Rants happen. Here are eight celebrities that got a bee in their bonnet and decided that venting on Twitter was the best way to handle that.
Tweet: The Oxford English Dictionary officially defines it as “a posting made on the social networking service Twitter” and as a verb, it is defined as “to post on Twitter.”
Most people know the word Tweet. But now it has officially been declared a “word” by the folks at the Oxford English Dictionary. Tweet has been added to the dictionary, reports The Los Angeles Times. According to John Simpson, the dictionary’s chief editor, “tweet” was added even though it has not yet been used for 10 years, which is one rule the dictionary considers before adding a new word. But it was added, Simpson told the Times because , the word “seems to be catching on.”
There were some other tech jargon added. Definitions for “big data,” meaning “computing data of a very large size”; “crowdsourcing,” which is defined as “the practice of obtaining information or services by soliciting input from a large number of people”; and “e-reader,” which is a tablet device used for digital books, were all added to the Oxford English Dictionary.
And “mouseover,” which is when you move your computer mouse toward an object on the screen; “redirect,” which is when a URL goes from one Web page to another; and “stream,” when data is transfered from the Internet to a device, all were added as well.
What other tech words would you suggest for the next update?
Not everyone wants to read about how beautiful you think you are. Nicole Richie’s Twitter account used to be filled with Glamour Tweets, but now that Nicole is no longer under Paris’s narcissistic influence, she’s finding out that she can attract more fans with funny tweets than with vain ones. Now she makes fun of her old Glamour Tweets in her new webisode show #CandidlyNicole.
I’m sure you were somewhere getting in your feelings to the jams of these ladies. If not, you were pretending to be more cultured because you knew the words to Tracy Chapman’s “Give Me One Reason,” either way, the women behind some of our favorite emotional jams had more talent in their pinky fingers than most singers had in their whole bodies. Many achieved a pretty good level of success, and some are happy just making music, but they’re very underrated to us.
Unfortunately, this is real. Very, very real.
First of all, let’s just get this out of the way: you all remember singer Tweet, right? She had the song “Oops (Oh My)” from her amazing debut album Southern Hummingbird. Okay good, we’re all on track now. Back to business.
Well, she recently had a little chat with All Hip Hop about where she’s been since the release of her second album and the new music on her latest EP. They then mentioned to her that Twitter has become insanely popular and asked if she considered changing her name. This was her response:
“No. If anything, Twitter would have to change something up. I was here first, and they took everything that I brought to the table. I brought the bird, the name and I will never change. I’ve been Tweet since I was a little girl. It’s not a phase name, that’s who I am. My father gave me that nickname, so no way am I changing that at all.”
They went on to ask her about the rumor of her possibly suing Twitter:
“No, it’s no rumor. I didn’t go that far, yet. Yes, there is a case, and there is room for that. I haven’t really pursued it fully yet.”
There’s just so much confusion here. First, singer Tweet actively uses Twitter to tweet to her fans. The only reason anyone knows she has a new EP out is because she uses the site to promote her music (I don’t know about you but I don’t think any of my local radio stations have asked her to come promote it). The excitement over her, so to speak, has dwindled – at least from a record label perspective – so Twitter is the easiest and cheapest route for her to get info out to the masses.
Second, whether or not Twitter decided for themselves that the word “tweet” would be used to define what people are doing on the site, a lot of people just decided that’s the word they would use to describe what they were doing anyway.What other word would there eve be? “Twittering?” That just sounds silly.
Third: With all due respect, ma’am, the vast majority of people on Twitter probably don’t know you. The head honchos at Twitter don’t know you. Personally, I’m a fan; back when Southern Hummingbird came out, my friends and I would sing the entire album and actually, we called it “tweeting.” So, while I think it is funny how the two have that connection in my world (and maybe a few of you too), let’s not get too crazy. It’s not like the use of the word on Twitter has caused her to lose money or for people to become insanely confused.
If she actually decides to pursue this, I’d be really interested to hear what she’d like them to change. I’d also like to know if she would sue them for money because to move forward on something like this and possibly ask for money, the figure would likely be pretty high. Hilarious.
By the way, Tweet does have an EP out called Simpy Tweet and she says her new album will be out during the summer or in September. Now, that’s something to be [cautiously] excited about.
What do you think about this? Would Tweet have a leg to stand on?
Soooo, it’s safe to say that Keyshia Cole has mad hate for superstar sensation Beyonce Knowles. On St. Patty’s Day, Beyonce dropped her latest single “Bow Down” and in a tweet to the world, Keyshia responded to the new song with, “First, “Women need to Stick together” now B****es better Bow. Smh. But it’s all G! Chicks stay shooting the s***. But when I speak my mind its a prob. #Well #StayMad.”
The funny thing is Bey doesn’t have to utter one comeback as her fans have already come back extra hard online . Keyshia might want to shut down her twitter account indefinitely after this one. #Womantowoman, if you mess with the Queen Bey, you will get stung . . . multiple times. #ouch#Let the tweets speak for themselves.