Fans of Jamaica’s Barbee are in an uproar over the way American Barbie Nicki Minaj landed on the island and immediately pulled rank over a sexy singer who also goes by the name Barbee.
Scenes featuring Barbee were left on the cutting room floor during the final edit of Sean Kingston’s “Letting Go (Dutty Love)” music video, much to Barbee’s fans dismay.
Obviously Nicki Minaj was intimidated by a true Reggae queen who doesn’t need butt injections or fake accents to get attention.
I much prefer the original version of the video with the real Barbee in every scene. Sean Kingston is a true punk for giving in to Nicki’s tantrums.
Loyal reader Anastasia Rose writes:
I’m vacationing with some friends in Ocho Rios, Jamaica when I see the infamous *NICKI MINAJ*. I was so excited when I realized that Sean Kingston’s new video Dutty Love was being shot by my hotel. However, while scoping out the set, I realized that although Ms Nicki was featured in the song, she definitely wasn’t the one everyone was paying attention to.
In all actuality, *the lead of the video, Barbee,* was the star of the shoot. Nicki looked *PISSED* and she was very standoffish to those around her.
Now, I’ve never heard of Barbee until that weekend but apparently she’s a hotshot Reggae artist from the island. So i was really shocked when I saw the release of the video and she was cut out of all the scenes. I know Nicki is known as a Barbie, but was she that intimidated by Barbee.
Heres the *video of Barbie in every scene* I was searching on the web and found the original video with Barbee in all the scenes [view above] and here’s the *video that has hit the web with out Barbee*
Pop singer Chris Brown was seen posing for pictures at the Hollywood premiere of his new movie Takers. He sported an all black look, which allowed his Christian Louboutin F/W 2010 leopard sneakers ($945), Louis Vuitton Map Bandeau ($150)
brown also took the time to tweet brag about his Franck Muller Black Cortez watch that he more than likely borrowed for the evening. The watch retails starting at $25,000. Or as Cb tweeted: “$25,000 without diamonds but you know I had to act an ass.”
We’ll know if it’s really his if we see it on his wrist again.
Director Marco Brambilla explains how he came up with the concept for Kanye West’s overly ambitious music video “Power” which premieres tonight at 9 PM on MTV.
“Power” merges digitized animation, paranormal visual effects, soft porn and other nonsensical scenes of orgasmic milieu that you would expect to find in the crevices of Kanye’s disturbed mind.
Is there anything that Kanye can conceive that shocks us anymore?
Eminem’s music video for “Love The Way You Lie” featuring Rihanna, will also premiere tonight on MTV.
Here’s what Eminem had to say on working with Rihanna and the video director Joseph Khan:
“Joseph and I worked pretty closely together to make sure we got this right. Trying to make this tough subject work visually is a challenge. It was great to have Rihanna, Megan and Dominic on board for this….they really brought it and made this video super-powerful.”
The video premieres tonight at 9 p.m. ET/ 6 p.m. PT. Will you be watching?
They say rap star Trina is engaged to a ball player that we all know well. She won’t say who it is but she happily flashed her 10 ct, multi-stone engagement rock all over the Velvet Room on Sunday. Congrats to her. We hope he isn’t already married.
A judge’s ruling overturning the voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage in California puts U.S. president Barack Obama on the spot.
Obama drew the ire of many in the LGBT community when he stated publicly that he opposed gay marriage but he also opposed “any measure singling out a group for adverse treatment by amending the U.S. Constitution or a state constitution, as Prop 8. did.” [link]
As gay and lesbian activists celebrate what they hope is the leading edge of a wave of momentous court rulings and legislative successes, they remain uneasy with Obama’s nuanced position on gay marriage.
During the 2008 campaign, Obama took what many on both sides of the gay marriage debate viewed as a straddle. He publicly announced his opposition to same-sex marriage, but he also said that he opposed the California ballot measure seeking to ban it, Prop. 8— the same ban Walker ruled unconstitutional Wednesday. Read more…
While gay rights activists called for Obama to “show his cards” following yesterday’s landmark ruling, the White House issued a tersely worded statement that reiterated Obama’s previous stance on the issue:
“The President has spoken out in opposition to Proposition 8 because it is divisive and discriminatory. He will continue to promote equality for LGBT Americans,” spokesman Ben LaBolt said.
But that wasn’t enough for some in the LGBT community:
“His position on Prop. 8 has always been clear. What has not been clear is how he squares his position for equality with his refusal to embrace actual equality in marriage. That is unclear, increasingly unclear, and there’s no good reason to explain it,” said Evan Wolfson of Freedom to Marry. “That’s an unsatisfying position that does nothing but frustrate those of us who look to him as the champion he promised to be…He’s not gaining anything and Judge Walker just made that crystal clear.”
The 9th district court of appeals will decide whether yesterday’s ruling overturning a ban against gay marriage will stand.
Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker, who is gay, overturned the controversial Proposition 8 measure that banned gay marriages in the state of California.
The pending appeal could prevent gay weddings from taking place in California for an indefinite period of time.
“Rather than being different, same-sex and opposite-sex unions are, for all purposes relevant to California law, exactly the same,” Walker wrote in an unequivocal and strongly worded 136-page ruling. “The evidence shows conclusively that moral and religious views form the only basis for a belief that same-sex couples are different from opposite-sex couples.”
Currently, same-sex couples can legally wed only in Massachusetts, Iowa, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire and Washington, D.C.
According to The Smoking Gun, musician Wyclef Jean was recently hit with $2.5 million in tax liens by the IRS.
Wyclef is one of those shady individuals who hides his dirt behind benevolent-sounding causes, when he actually is a liar and a thief who doesn’t lift a finger for anyone unless there’s something in it for him.
Well, the IRS aren’t fooled by him:
Wyclef Jean, who appears ready to announce his candidacy for Haiti’s presidency, owes the Internal Revenue Service more than $2.1 million, according to federal tax liens filed against the musician, The Smoking Gun has learned.
In May, the IRS filed a $724,332 tax lien against Jean. Last July, the agency filed a $599,167 lien against the performer. And a $792,269 lien was lodged against Jean in July 2007. The liens cover taxes due on Jean’s individual 1040 returns for 2006, 2007 and 2008.
Following the Haitian earthquake, TSG reported on Jean’s questionable handling of the finances of his charitable foundation. Along with filing tax returns years late, Jean used his foundation to pay himself and a business partner more than $410,000 for rent, production services, and Jean’s appearance at a benefit concert.
If Jean wins his bid for the presidency of Haiti, he will be in charge of collecting currency in the form of foreign aid payments from countries like the U.S. He will also have control over the island nation’s limited financial resources.
And there will be no one to stop him from looting the island’s coffers.
One more look at chris brown’s disappointment when he arrived to the sound of Crickets on the red carpet last night. *chirp chirp*
chris brown, right, and Snoop D-O-double-G at the after party. When host Terrence J asked Snoop what acting advice he would give T.I., Snoop answered, “I wouldn’t give him any advice. He’s already on top of his game! I just stand back and admire him.”
Later, T.I. changed into more appropriate attire to perform live with Keri Hilson at the private after party at Arclight Cinerama Dome in Hollywood.