That Monica Brown is NOT recording a song with stripper-turned-singer Amber Rose. Mo’s producer Rico Love, who produced half of Monica’s much-anticipated album, New Life, is outraged that a certain blog “misrepresented” his hard work based on a photo.
“Monica was in the studio last night when La La [Anthony] stopped by and they took pictures,” Rico explained.
“[Amber] was just passing by and they took a picture together,” he said of Mo and Amber, who released her first single, “Fame” last week.
“They are not recording no song together!” said Rico via phone from his seat at Madison Square Garden where Mo’s husband, Shannon Brown, and the Phoenix Suns are taking on Carmelo Anthony and the NY Knicks.
“I’m losing my patience with this sh*t,” said Rico as he tried to be heard above the roar of the crowd in the arena.
Rico continued: “The only duets that Mo has is with Brandy, which is due out Feb. 6,” he said. “There are no duets with Monica and any other females, period!” He also revealed that the music video is slated to shoot next week.
“I know how sensitive these chicks can get, but we take our artistry very seriously,” said the producer who has worked with Usher, Beyonce, Kelly Rowland and others.
“We’re not trying to act nasty toward anybody. But that was totally wrong information to put out based on a picture that was taken in passing.”
Monica’s album, New Life, is scheduled for a March 26 release.
Yesterday the Internet was abuzz when Kanye West’s former beard Amber Rose tweeted a pic of herself posing with legenday R&B singer Monica Brown in a studio. Monica is busy recording her much-anticipated album, New Life, set for a Feb. 21 release (which we hope will rocket her into the stratosphere). We really hope Amber was just passing through the studio and that Mo obliged her with a photo? We would hate to hear Amber shrieking on a Monica track.
Remember when rumors about Jay Z and Beyonce paying $1.3 million to rent an entire floor at NY’s Lenox Hill hospital turned out be a lie? Well, they didn’t clear up that rumor like they did with the other rumors about the birth because they want you to believe that they spent that cash. Why? Because the money isn’t rolling in like it used to.
Both Beyonce and Jay Z haven’t had million selling hits in some time. And you know what happens to celebrities when their endless cash supply stops rolling in but they are still living beyond their means.
According to documents filed at the New York Department of Labor, 28 of the 56 workers at the fashion label were let go on January 6. That’s the day before the couple’s daughter, Blue Ivy, was born.
Queen Latifah was the guest on The Wendy Williams Show yesterday. The Queen stars in the gospel musical “Joyful Noise” which is in theaters now. Latifah recently split up with her longtime girlfriend, Jeanette Jenkins. But the 41-year-old still wants to have children with her new lover.
I am not a big Estelle fan at all, especially after she came for your auntie on Twitter.com. I have been very supportive of this broad, especially since she’s British like your auntie. But when she showed me such utter disrespect, I unfollowed her right then.
Luckily for Estelle, I happen to really like someone in her camp who has been very supportive of Sandrarose.com in the past.
The music video for Estelle’s current single “Thank You” premieres tonight on BET’s 106 and Park at 6pm EST.
When media mogul Nick Cannon was hospitalized two weeks ago, his worried wife, singer Mariah Carey-Cannon, took to her Twitter page and tweeted a photo of her husband in a hospital bed. She tweeted that Nick was in “mild kidney failure” and she asked her millions of followers to pray for him.
Since we had no real information to go on — other than the photo and Mariah’s tweets — fans were left to guess what was really ailing Nick. I guessed that Nick might have compartment syndrome (a consequence of intense weight lifting which can lead to kidney failure), or kidney stones.
Yesterday morning Nick returned to his radio gig at 92.3 WXRK, and he finally came clean about what caused his illness: a urinary tract infection.
If you planned on visiting Wikipedia.org today to look up celebrity discographies or birth dates (like I often do), forget about it; Wikipedia has gone dark for 24 hours to protest Obama’s proposed web piracy bill.
The online encyclopedia ranks up there with Google, Yahoo and other high traffic websites as the most visited online. Wikipedia, and other websites, took a stand against 2 bills: the Protect Intellectual Property Act and Stop Online Piracy Act, which are under consideration in the Senate.
The bills, backed by the motion picture and recording industries, intends to put a stop to online piracy and copyright infringement by infringing upon the rights of visitors to popular websites.
If signed into law by President Obama, the PIPA and the SOPA bills would require ISPs to block online access to foreign websites which supply many of the bootleg movies and CDs that are now available for download online.
But critics of the bill say the SOPA act would infringe upon “free expression while harming the Internet” and “severely inhibit people’s access to online information.”
Wikipedia says the bills would place “the burden on website owners to police user-contributed material and call for the unnecessary blocking of entire sites.”
Critics say smaller websites (such as Sandrarose.com) “won’t have sufficient resources to defend themselves” against a shut down for hosting content that may be considered pirated (such as Beyonce’s new album).
Wikipedia went offline at midnight on Jan. 18, and plans to stay dark for 24 hours.
The real estate market is still in a slump, so why would Canadian rapper Drake drop almost $2 mil on luxury condos in Miami? Probably because he believed the real estate broker’s pitch that the housing market was hot again, and his 2 investment properties would increase in value.
Now Drake is trying to cut his losses, and he hopes one of you will love him enough to want to tattoo his name on your forehead take his 2 condos off his hands.
Drake put the properties up for sale last week — located right next door to each other in Miami’s ritzy Marquis highrise — listing one for $1.9 million and the other for $599,000. Drake combined the two into one MASSIVE condo, and lived in both simultaneously.
The larger one is a sprawling 3,800 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. The “smaller” one-bedroom condo is still gigantic … at 1,675 square feet.
Drake purchased the properties together in January 2011 for a combined price of $1.903 million. So, if Drake gets his asking price … he’ll make $596,000 in profit (even though no one ever gets their asking price).