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With the weather heating up, the spring and summer will give birth to a fresh batch of musical festivals. Two years ago, Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre were joined onstage with a hologram of the late great rapper 2Pac at the Coachella Festival and we realized there are a lot of other deceased artists we’d like to see in Hologram this summer.
His music is just as popular as ever but the younger generation never had the opportunity to see Bob Marley perform live. The reggae legend started out his musical career with the Wailers but he soon went solo and achieved international success. Marley’s songwriting skills resonated with an audience worldwide and he became the voice of the downtrodden and gave hope to the masses. Marley gave his last performance on September 23, 1980 but shortly after that his health quickly deteriorated. When he succumbed to brain cancer the following May, the entire world mourned his loss.
The family feud between Bobbi Kristina’s new husband, Nick Gordon, and her relatives appears to be intensifying. A few weeks ago we told you that Nick got into a scuffle with Krissy’s cousin, Gary Michael Houston (Pat’s son), at a Sweet Sixteen party. Since the altercation, Nick has taken to social media with photographs of guns has made what are being perceived as threats against the Houston family.
“I’m in this b***h, there is no replacing me,” he tweeted. “I gotta bout a 1000 pics. Gonna go until ppl get off my baby’s check. I can’t wait until yall wake up and respond to my bullsh*t. I wish I had the video on my sh*t. I would just have a go pro on all the time. Pat b***h Gary M I’m Freddy to y’all n–z. F**k you suck my d**k. I’m going 200 in the Lamborghini right now. I’ll hit y’all after my bomb a** night.”
It looks like Pat has decided not to take Nick’s words lightly. According to TMZ, she has taken out a restraining order against Nick, which prohibits him from coming within 200 yards of her. Nick has acknowledged that he received the court order, but tells TMZ he “doesn’t give a f***.”
This entire situation has gotten extremely out of control.
From the outside looking in, it appears that Bobbi Kristina is teetering on the brink of destruction. During a recent chat with Essence, gospel singer Kim Burrell shared what she would tell her late friend Whitney Houston’s daughter if given the opportunity.
“I remind her too much of her mama in a lot of ways,” the “Sunday Best” coach began. If I were to be in her ear, the first words I would probably say are, ‘Just stop it. And you know exactly what I mean. You know what time it is. Don’t go there.’”
Kim went on to say that Krissy’s behavior isn’t completely her fault and that she’s definitely a victim of circumstance.
“The girl is smart. To me, she’s a victim of circumstance. I’m not making any excuses, but she was born into craziness. At nine years old, your parents give you $5,000 to go shopping, and the money increases as you get older and you’re pretty much on your own. And you’re doing what you want to do and you’re around all this stuff that she’s involved in as a teenager.”
The 41-year-old songstress adds that she believes Krissy is currently trying to live her life in the “reflections” of others.
“So, I would just tell her, ‘Baby, just stop.’ And consider your life to be your own and not a reflection of anyone else’s. Do your best to try to live from this moment forward as an adult because right now you’re living out something that’s killing you quickly.”
What she wouldn’t comment on, however, was Krissy’s marriage to Nick Gordon.
“I don’t want to talk too much about [her marriage] ‘cause it is a sore spot. She’s young. And I just hope that at some point she’ll let people in. She’s very rebellious, but she loves me. She just doesn’t want to hear what I have to say. And I get that.”
Read Kim’s full interview here.
“I Am My Mothers Child”: Bobbi Kristina, Nick Gordon Blast Critics Who Say She’s Lost Too Much Weight
Just recently, Bobbi Kristina (who seems to go by Houston-Gordon on Twitter as her last name now), celebrated her 21st birthday with her new husband, Nick Gordon, in Cabo San Lucas. While soaking up the sun, Bobbi Kristina took a picture in her swimsuit and posted it to her Twitter account, showing off her slender frame. Unfortunately, some felt that the 21-year-old was looking a little too skinny, and called her out for it. But she was proud of her weight loss, posting the picture with this caption:
But Bobbi Kristina did notice people’s jabs at her weight it seems, and responded to them by saying she is healthy and happy.
“DAMN, point blank I’m happy in love healthy, doing what I do best. “#Entertainment! Look in my eyes & see what WE see, do what WE do . . .”
She responded again earlier this week to say this:
“I am my mothers child ! Have you ever heard of a #fastmetabolism? Damn, lol it’s incredible how the world will judge you 4ANY&EVERYthing.”
Her hubby, Nick Gordon, also jumped in, but shared his thoughts with a bit more vitriol:
“Working out Eating right and loving life is how my women keeps her body nobody cares that you are concerned what important is she is comfy
My baby is perfect the way she is. Y’all reporters on my s**t can suck my d**k. MADD cuz your b***h is a 400 pounder.”
Well okay then…
Do you think her critics are being way too hard on her or has she really dropped a lot of weight?
For the last month or so, Bobbi Kristina and her new husband, Nick Gordon, have been very public about the fact that they got married, and the blessing they received from Whitney’s mother, Cissy Houston, to tie the knot. One person whose blessing wasn’t given and who wasn’t in on all this was Bobby Brown of all people.
While leaving dinner last night in LA, a photog from TMZ asked Brown what he had to say about Bobbi Kristina’s new marriage, and he replied with a surprising, “She didn’t get married. Naw. She’s still single.”
I guess he better tell her that, because she’s been telling the public a different story.
The photog continued on with his questions, confused by Brown’s response and asked if there was at least a marriage in the works for Bobbi Kristina:
“I don’t know yet. I don’t know as of right now.”
Brown was also asked if he would give his blessing to Bobbi Kristina if it’s true that she already tied the knot, to which Brown replied, “Yeah, of course. If she chooses the right one, yeah.”
When asked what Brown had to say about the reports of her marriage, as well as Bobbi Kristina and Nick Gordon’s own interviews saying they are married, Brown made it clear that if she did get jump the broom, he didn’t get the memo, and wasn’t invited to any wedding.
“I don’t really have much to say about it. If she says she is, I don’t know about it.”
Last time I saw father and daughter anywhere near each other was at Whitney Houston’s funeral, but it seems they haven’t really been keeping in touch. So either he knows something we don’t, or he doesn’t know something the world knows, and he might need to pick up the phone and have a chat with his daughter.
But check out the interesting conversation between Brown and the photog below and let us know what you think.
Whitney Houston is one of those rare artists whose influence spans generations, race, and gender. Everyone respected and revered the Jersey girl known as “the voice” for her remarkable singing ability, and similarly millions across the globe mourned her death when she passed away February 11, 2012.
Though we could go on and on about why we miss the woman who brought us some of the best love ballads ever sang, not to mention the coolest videos, we thought it would be great to hear from other artists who’ve sought to live up to the standard she set and other entertainers who still remain in awe of her talent to this day. So, when gospel artist Kiki Sheard, soul singer Leela James, and actor Stephen Bishop came by our offices to talk about their work, we also asked them to share what impact Whitney’s life work had on them and how they still remember her to this day.
Check out the video as celebs pay homage to Whitney Houston up top.
Effortless talent, beauty and intelligence to match, Whitney Houston repped for every black woman in America during the 80s and 90s. In our minds, Houston was our best friend, our big sister, even our favorite auntie, who would tell it like it is and flash a big smile and a joke to make you feel better afterward.
Dubbed “The Voice,” Houston’s iconic stature still cannot be matched after her passing. Her music videos had the best fashion, the best storylines, and of course the best singing. As we reflect on the second anniversary of her death, we remember the 15 best Whitney Houston music videos.
I Will Always Love You (The Bodyguard- 1992)
Although Dolly Parton sang the original, Whitney Houston made “I Will Always Love You” her signature song and the most iconic love song ever made. It’s also usually cited as the song most people know how to sing in English and no one can forget her singing “and I…..” out in the cold in a fly suit in the music video.
When we think about Missy Elliott we tend to think about the eccentric rapper with creative flows and outrageous outfits. But before that she was in an R&B girl group, so not only does Missy know how to harmonize, she can also put a song together. You may think of Timbaland as more of the producer; and that’s true, but Missy has her own catalog as well. Check out ten of her most popular songs you didn’t know she wrote and/or produced.
Clive Davis On New Whitney “Live” Album: “I Want Everyone To Know Why She Was Considered The Greatest”
Veteran industry producer Clive Davis has exciting news for fans of late, great singer Whitney Houston—a live album is in the works and it will be released later this year.
The LA Times caught up with Davis at the Beverly Hills Hotel where he hosts the industry’s biggest pre-Grammy party of the year. It’s also the same hotel where two years ago his longtime mentee and friend Whitney Houston passed away on the eve of the 2012 Grammy Awards. Davis, 81, doesn’t want the world to forget the mark Houston left on the music industry and he revealed plans for an exciting new project in the works—a live album featuring Houston’s greatest performances.
“Whitney never had a live album,” he said. “I really want everyone to know … exactly why during her time she was considered the greatest contemporary singer in the world.”
You can read the rest over on ESSENCE.com where Clive Davis discusses how he’s been feeling as he pours over all of the old recordings and listens to the voice of a woman he once loved, as he says, like his own daughter.
Are you ready for a Whitney Houston “Live” album? What songs would you like to hear on it?
Being in love is always a great feeling and it’s even greater to share it with the world, like these artists who weren’t shy about having their boos star in a music video with them for all to see.
Usher and Chilli
In 2001, Chilli made a lot of women jealous after she started dating Usher. Although their relationship only lasted for two years, that was enough time for Chilli to appear in two of Usher’s videos: “U Got It Bad” and “U Don’t Have To Call.” After their relationship came to an end, many speculated the songs off of Usher’s Confessions album (which hinted of an affair and a love child) were about their relationship, but the TLC member revealed that Jermaine Dupri’s love life was really the inspiration behind it all.