Singer/songwriter Keri Hilson’s latest music video for her single, “The Way You Love Me,” had the Internets buzzing over the weekend.
The Grammy winner is known for controversy, but “The Way You Love Me” breaks new ground for Keri. The video features cameos by Faith Evans, pop singer Jo Jo and Dawn Richard.
Dressed in a skimpy, barely there leather bikini ensemble, Keri peppers the track with sexually explicit language dropped between lusty pelvic and hip thrusts. “Yeah, it’s me. This where you wanna be. I got the kind of pu$$y that will keep you off the streets,” she sings.
She even throws in her own improvised version of Ciara’s signature ‘Matrix’ dance move, in an obvious diss toward her nemesis.
Keris’ 2nd studio album, No Boys Allowed, is scheduled for release on December 21st.
By now you’ve heard about the brief Twitter spat between Usher Raymond’s baby mama, Tameka Foster, and reality TV personality Kandi Burruss last night.
Apparently what happened was, Kandi and her mother, Joyce, were guests on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live, following the broadcast of last night’s episode of RHOA.
The host, Andy Cohen, asked Kandi who she was crushing on, and Kandi responded, “Usher,” because she had heard he could put it down in the bedroom.
Someone on Twitter relayed Kandi’s comment to Tameka via tweet. Tameka responded, “Girl that doesn’t surprise me, there isn’t many left in town that she hasn’t so…… Go figure…”
Kandi immediately tweeted, “you on some real bullshit i see…. wow.”
Tameka quickly followed up by inviting Kandi to “take it outside,” so to speak. “See I like real live convos.. So anyone that wants to talk to me can DIAL or come SEE ME. I don’t play cyber games..”
Though it was snarky, what Tameka tweeted to Kandi wasn’t far off the mark.
Everybody knows Kandi has been down that road with quite a few married, and taken, industry cats. It’s no secret that Kandi’s a slut who only pursues men in committed relationships.
Kandi’s baby daddy, entertainment mogul Russell “Block” Spencer, had a girlfriend and kids at home when he sired Kandi’s daughter. The chick has no morals, yet she calls herself giving advice to other clueless baby mamas online.
Over the weekend, rapper Nelly vented his frustration at his record label, Universal Records, for failing to promote his latest album, Nelly 5.0.Allegedly, Universal only shipped 200,000 albums to record stores.
I touched on this subject last week in this post after a well-connected industry source reached out to Sandrarose.com.
The source, who is close to Nelly’s camp, told me confidentially that Universal Records allocated most of Nelly’s marketing budget to promote newcomer Nicki Minaj’s debut album, Pink Friday.
The source said Nelly was frustrated with the lack of promotion by Universal which led to decreased consumer awareness of his album. The source also said Nicki’s album took top priority over Nelly’s even though the critics say Nelly’s album is much better than Pink Friday.
Nelly 5.0 was released on November 12 and debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Rap Albums chart, selling 63,000 copies in the first week.
The source claimed some of Nelly’s promotional budget also went to maintain Nicki Minaj’s “image,” which I took to mean her extensive plastic surgery, including hydrogel butt injections.
At the time I was asked to keep this information under wraps because Nelly didn’t want to appear to be crying foul about the situation.
But on Saturday, Nelly took to his Twitter page to lash out in a very public way at Universal Records (and by extension, Nicki).
In a tweet that contained a stealthy dig at his label mate, Nelly wrote: “When an artist doesn’t deliver sufficient material they (the artist) gets [his] budget cut for [the] next [artist’s] album, or worse, dropped from the label!”
Last night, MTV aired a one hour documentary on Nicki Minaj’s life titled My Time Now. MTV followed Nicki for 3 months chronicling her meteoric rise to fame from her humble roots as an emotionally disturbed rapper from Brooklyn.
My Time Now had fierce competition last night from BET’s Soul Train Awards and Bravo’s Real Housewives of Atlanta. A sampling of Twitter results revealed that The Soul Train Awards easily beat the competition hands down (at least on Twitter).
MTV’s cameras followed as Nicki, born Onika Maraj, returned to her native Trinidad and surprised her mother with a new home.
The documentary failed to touch on Nicki’s first public exposure which came via a viral YouTube video in which a deranged Nicki (who claimed to be from the Bronx) rambles on about her imaginary lesbun relationship with rapper Remy Ma.
Since that ominous introduction, Onika lost weight and reinvented herself as a silicone and hydrogel filled human action figure worshipped by legions of adoring (and some crazed) “Barbies”.
The Obama administration is racing to limit the damage from what some are calling the “most damaging disclosure of secret documents in decades.”
According to online reports, 220 secret documents — part of a cache of a quarter-million American diplomatic cables — were uploaded to the Internet late Sunday night by Wikileaks.org, an international organization of journalists and others dedicated to revealing secret documents from anonymous sources and leaks.
According to the NY Times, the disclosure of the cables is sending shudders through the diplomatic establishment, and could strain relations with some countries, influencing international affairs in ways that are impossible to predict.
The White House said the release of the “stolen cables” was a “reckless and dangerous action” and warned that if released in full, some of the cables could disrupt American operations abroad.
The cables, which document communication between the State Department and some 270 embassies and consulates around the world, reveal, among other things, the bargaining that went on between Obama and the world to accept prisoners from Gitmo.
Emptying Guantanamo Bay was at the top of Obama’s list of priorities when he took office in 2009. Freeing the terrorists ranked even higher on Obama’s list than providing relief to homeowners as he’d promised on the campaign trail.
When American diplomats pressed other countries to resettle detainees, they became reluctant players in a State Department version of “Let’s Make a Deal.” Slovenia was told to take a prisoner if it wanted to meet with President Obama, while the island nation of Kiribati was offered incentives worth millions of dollars to take in Chinese Muslim detainees…
Another revelation, that Saudi donors are the chief financiers of Al Qaeda, comes as no surprise. The 9/11 terrorists were bankrolled by Osama bin Laden, the Saudi billionaire who founded Al Qaeda.
The White House warned, “We condemn in the strongest terms the unauthorized disclosure of classified documents and sensitive national security information.”
About 11,000 of the leaked documents are labeled “Secret,” but none are marked “Top Secret,” the government’s most secure status.
Poor Kanye West can’t catch a break — even when he’s doing something as harmless as riding on a float during the Macys thanksgiving Day parade.
Kanye may be a narcissist who leaps at any chance to be the center of attention. But he didn’t deserve to be boo’d at a Thanksgiving Day parade. Parades should be off-limits to haters. Obviously a bunch of Taylor Swift fans were among the throngs lined up along the parade route in NYC on Thursday.
A little-known Hispanic politician was identified by the White House as the one who gave ‘The One’ a fat lip during a pickup basketball game at Fort McNair in Washington, DC yesterday.
U.S. President Barack Obama took an elbow to the mouth as he went up for a rebound while playing a pickup basketball game with his personal assistant Reggie Love (a former Duke University standout), and “family members” – according to the AP.
Many speculated that the dirty player was either Love, Hillary Clinton or a 5′-2″ female Secret Service Agent.
But the perpetrator was eventually identified as Rey Decerega, who works for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute in Washington, DC.
Obama’s busted lip required 12 stitches to close. But Hot Air explains that the number of stitches was increased due to doctors using a smaller filament (string) to stitch the wound tighter so the resulting scar would not be as visible when it heals.
Yesterday, the White House released an official statement from Decerega, who says he enjoys playing basketball with Obama and is sure the president will be back out on the court again soon.
Maybe one of Obama’s NBA buddies will educate him on the benefits of wearing a mouth guard such as the custom fanged one that Miami Heat star Lebron James wore during a game on Halloween night.
Singer Keri Hilson, who turns 28 in 2 weeks, has a hectic schedule that keeps her on the road traveling from city to city promoting her upcoming CD, No Boys Allowed.
After performing at Polow Da Don’s Thanksgiving Carnival earlier in the week, Keri jetted out of Atlanta to New York to appear on a float in the Macys Thanksgiving Day parade yesterday.
Then she flew back to Atlanta just in time to eat Thanksgiving dinner with the fam, before heading out again to host AG Entertainment’s Thursday Nights at the famed Gold Room nightclub. Wow, I’m exhausted just thinking about her schedule!
At the end of the night, Keri was walking back to her car when she was surprised by her longtime boyfriend. The lovers embraced passionately as the paparazzi snapped away. They say Keri and her man met in high school, but I don’t know if it’s true, so don’t quote me on that.
Last night, Nicki Minaj held a mini concert to celebrate the release of her debut album, Pink Friday, at the Hot 97 Thanksgiving special at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC. Pink Friday is expected to sell 100k less than the Kanye West. He can’t be happy about that?
Still, Yeezy was among the artists who showed up to support her onstage, including Rihanna, Drake and Keyshia Cole. Peek the performances below (courtesy of TGJ):
I know Nicki is getting tired of Rihanna rearranging her butt pads. Okay, we get it, RiRi. She’s fake.
Good morning! How was your Thanksgiving? I realize most of my readers are out scavenger hunting for Black Friday specials. But look what I found.
Some of you may have seen this pic of rapper Nelly already. I’m told it’s a wall poster that comes packaged with select copies of Nelly’s new CD, Nelly 5.0. So while you’re about shopping, make sure you pick up his album.
You might recall that Nelly was the only celebrity to visit rapper T.I. when he was incarcerated last year. Nelly took his tour bus to Arkansas to visit his friend. That kind of loyalty is rare in this business.
Now there’s a rumor floating around the industry that a considerable amount of Nelly’s 5.0 promotional budget was allocated to label mate and newcomer Nicki Minaj to push her CD, Pink Friday instead.
That hardly seems fair since everybody says Nelly’s 5.0 album is tight. Dude is no slouch with 21 million albums sold in the United States alone.
Nelly has consistently been one of the best-selling male artists in the industry. Last year he was ranked as the 3rd Top Overall Artist of the 2000-2009 decade by Billboard Magazine.
But I guess all of those accomplishments means nothing when industry politics and butt injections are involved.
I tried reaching out to Nelly’s people for a comment, but they declined to discuss the rumors.
According to HitsDailyDouble, Nicki’s Pink Friday is projected to sell between 375-425 units in the first week — a major feat for a new artist. But when you look at Nelly’s CD sales and lack of marketing, you know why.